Even if it passed, the bill would not have immediately reopened the entire county, or even have shifted everything back to pre-virus conditions, said sponsoring Councilman Nathan Volke, R-Pasadena. Instead, it would have aligned the county with the most liberal reopening permissions from Gov. Larry Hogan and give the council a more active role in the reopening process. Though the county executive wouldn’t have the same level of power in this regard, the health officer still has powers through a Hogan executive order, and his mandates would stand. Pittman and Health Officer Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman have worked closely throughout the pandemic. The two serve together on the recovery advisory group, which meets bi-weekly.