The mayors of eight California cities are pushing Gov. Gavin Newsom to consider allowing large theme parks such as Disneyland to reopen sooner than new state guidelines allow.

Otherwise, the mayors warned, the guidelines could mean the parks have to stay closed for as long as a year, threatening jobs and economic recovery in their communities.

Such a timeframe “would have significant negative impacts on hundreds of thousands of jobs, thousands of small businesses, and billions in operating revenue for our cities,” the mayors wrote Newsom, who so far has resisted calls to relax the requirements.

The letter was signed by the mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, along with the mayors of Anaheim, Santa Ana, San Jose, San Diego, Bakersfield, Riverside and Fresno.

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