Whole Foods Employee Tested Positive for Covid-19

••• “The city of Santa Barbara for the first time is about to embark on creating a structure for citizen review of the SBPD. On Tuesday, the council is poised to take the first step towards creating a civilian review program, by directing the City Attorney to prepare a ‘presentation on options for establishing an independent police oversight system’ in advance of its July 14 meeting. Decades of research, and the real-life experience in countless other cities, demonstrates that crafting a structure, policies and procedures for civilian oversight of the police is a fraught and complicated challenge.” —Newsmakers

••• “Santa Barbara County’s Proposed $1.19 Billion ‘Status Quo’ Budget Headed to Supervisors […] Amid economic fog from Covid-19, no major spending cuts expected as board meets this week to review and vote on 2020-2021 budget.” —Noozhawk

••• “Multiple vehicles were damaged Monday in a series of hit-and-run collisions on northbound Highway 101, stretching from Carpinteria to Montecito, according to the California Highway Patrol. […] Some construction workers on Jameson Lane detained the suspect, according to emergency radio traffic. As many as 10 vehicles may have been struck, in what was described in radio traffic as deliberate collisions.” —Noozhawk

••• A Whole Foods employee tested positive for Covid-19. “Whole Foods corporate representatives said the store has increased safety protocols on top of current cleanliness and disinfecting procedures.” —KEYT