In a Facebook post on Sunday, San Diego's mayor started a petition to open local beaches closed because of COVID-19. Richard Bailey criticized the San Diego County public health order for being inconsistent for allowing some activities but denying others. He believes physical activities can still be done outside while respecting social distancing guidelines.\nThe latest county health order erodes the public's trust, said Bailey.\nHis statement came after North County Sheriff deputies ticketed locals for violating the state's stay at home order.\nHe went on to say, "If social distancing is the goal, then does it really matter if you are social distancing in the ocean or on land? Does it make a difference if you are six feet apart from one another while walking on the sidewalk versus walking on the beach? Of course not. Six feet is six feet."\nThe lengthy post began with a story of a local surfer who was told to get out of the ocean by government officials. Bailey noted that in some areas, violating California's stay-at-home orders results in a $1,000 fine and a misdemeanor.\nAccording to Bailey, state and local officials have made it illegal to participate in a variety of outdoor activities in San Diego County, regardless of whether social distancing is possible.\n🌊 🏄 🌊 Surfing in the ocean should not be a crime. \n\nA viral video circulating in the local social media channels shows a...Posted by Richard Bailey on Saturday, April 18, 2020\nHe went on to ask locals who agreed to join him to sign a petition "decriminalizing" recreational activities on trails, parks, beaches, and bays throughout San Diego County.\nThe steps to open public spaces and the economy are in the works. Coronado Mayor, Richard Bailey has started a petition for the community to be heard. Visit: https://t.co/RAnSQATdJ7 to get involved in the fight back to normalcy. @KUSINews @CoronadoIsland pic.twitter.com/0VhGDxdBNM— Kacey McKinnon (@KMcKinnonKUSI) April 20, 2020\nThe petition allows residents of San Diego to vote on which types of activities should be allowed right now, including but not limited to surfing, swimming, kayaking, picnicking, tennis, and watching the sunset from your car.\nView this post on Instagram One of my favorite art installations in Imperial Beach is the Kaleidoscope Lighted Walls on the Pier plaza. I've tried finding information about the artist, but to no avail. I don't even know what the name of the installation is. But it is gorgeous. The colors change every 4 or five seconds, like a Kaleidoscope, and illuminate the lower portion of the wall away from the ocean. I'm also working on a theory, yet to be proven, thst all palm trees bend towards water, like they're thirsty. This is a very informal theory. www.williamedwinwillis.com #imperialbeach #imperialbeachca #sandiego_ca #sandiegoreader #unlimitedcalifornia #cmonboardsd #visitcalifornia #everydaycalifornia #leadinglines #longexposures #naturalcalifornia #viewsandiego #igerssandiego #sandiegoliving #igtones #ig_skyvibes #sonyimages #sonyphoto #californiasunsets #visitsandiego #hiddencalifornia #sandiego_visuals #topcaliforniaphoto #allthingssd #hiddensandiego #sandiegobeach #coastalcalifornia #californiacoastline #southerncalifornialiving #mysdphoto A post shared by William Edwin Willis (@williamedwinwillis) on Nov 29, 2019 at 8:49am PST\nThis petition will be gathered and presented to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, other county officials, and California state officials.