Letter to the Editor: Solution to Open-Air Restaurant Quandary

Los Alamos
Los Alamos county government, being a constitutionally empowered home-rule (combined city-county) municipal corporation, vis-a-vis the Home Rule amendment to the New Mexico State Constitution, enacted in 1970, can create its own health inspection subdivision, and its own set of rules … and write in a special exemption for “outdoor architectural restaurant appurtenances, etc.” as such.
Of course, this means the county will have to have an oversight & enforcement mechanism.   
Hey, the county already has 4%+ of the LA county population on the payroll, what’s a couple more?