Seal of the Governor and photo of Gavin Newsom courtesy of the Office of the Governor of the State of California.

Governor Newsom signs executive order on actions in response to COVID-19

Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order addressing a variety of issues in response to the pandemic.

The order directs the California Department of Transportation to create a process for issuing temporary encroachment permits enabling commercial activities in the state highway right-of-way, allowing businesses located along state highways to expand their outdoor dining options onto sidewalks and parking areas, where safety permits.

In addition, the order allows people 70 years of age or older to renew their drivers’ licenses by mail, further limiting in-person transactions at the Department of Motor Vehicles and helping this COVID-19 vulnerable population isolate at home.

The order also extends provisions related to deadlines for the payment of real estate license application and renewal fees and continuing education requirements for licensees.

The text of the Governor’s executive order can be found here and a copy can be found here.

This article was released by the California Governor’s Office.

1 Comment

  1. Gov Newsom XX XX XX. XX makes life unbearable using the virus as an excuse and then issues executive orders to try and make things better. If only California had a Republican Governor, we would be on the road to a full recovery while recognizing the virus is real and deadly and needs common sense solutions.

    This comment has been edited to remove name-calling. Please find a way to express your views without name-calling.

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