Tehama County Revises Policy To Allow Santa Decorations

New regulations will allow Tehama County employees to display Santa Claus and religious holiday decorations while at work.

The county announced the rules Wednesday after an earlier directive from Chief Administrator Bill Goodwin ignited controversy.

That directive told staff that all county offices should refrain from displaying Santa or any other Christmas images.

Under the new rules, public areas such as lobbies and cubicles where employees meet with clients must remain religiously neutral.

But decorated trees, wreaths and Santas can be displayed in those
places if they include messages such as "Season's Greetings."

Goodwin said he subsequently learned that the courts have declared Santa a secular object.

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