LA City Council delays indoor vaccine mandate as Buscaino withholds vote

With one member withholding his vote, the Los Angeles City Council was forced Wednesday to delay by one week a decision on a proposed ordinance that would require people to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination before entering many indoor public spaces. Councilman Joe Buscaino invoked a City Council rule to withhold unanimous consent, effectively preventing the council from voting on the ordinance on its first reading. Ordinances that don't receive unanimous approval on their first reading must return for a second vote.