Mayor Faulconer declares city employees disaster workers

Mayor Kevin Faulconer Monday issued an executive order declaring San Diego municipal employees disaster workers.

“This action puts the city of San Diego’s workforce, which is more than 11,000 strong, able to carry out work under the California Emergency Services Act,” Faulconer said at a news conference at City Hall. “With this designation, any disaster service worker, regardless of their formal classification or assignment as a city employee, can assist the efforts to protect life and property, support the city’s emergency operations center, and mitigate the effects of the emergency.”

Faulconer said some city employees have already been deployed to enforce new COVID-19 related regulations at beaches, parks and trails, such as code enforcement officers helping parks and recreation staff educate the public regarding the closures.

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