LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has really stepped up and is the only local elected official that gets it.
Sheriff Villanueva is absolutely pro-vaccine and is vaccined himself. He told John & Ken that suspending or firing his staff for not being vaccinated damages his department.
“No, I’m not forcing anyone'...The issue has become so politicized. There are entire groups of employees that are willing to be fired and laid off for having to get vaccinated. So, I don’t want to be in a position to lose 5% or 10% of my workforce overnight over a vaccine mandate, while at the same time, I’m barebones with the funding effort. This is like the worst of two worlds right here. So we have to pick and choose.”
Listen to the Sheriff talk to John & Ken about this issue and an update on homeless encampment clean-ups.