Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Council approves Safer Racine ordinance

From The Journal Times.com:

RACINE — In a special meeting of the Racine City Council, the council voted to make regulations from the health department to prevent the spread of COVID-19 part of the city's ordinance.  
After an hour-and-a-half of debate, the ordinance passed 9-5. Aldermen Mollie Jones, John Tate II, Jen Levie, Maurice Horton, Marcus West, Trevor Jung, Natalia Taft and Jason Meekma voted in favor. Aldermen Jeff Coe, Edwin Santiago, Jeffrey Peterson, Carrie Glenn and Henry Perez voted in opposition.
Supporters, including Council President John Tate II, argued that public health policy should not be political and that the ordinance would authorize Public Health Administrator Dottie-Kay Bowersox, who is not an elected official, to make such decisions, "based solely on the data and the science and what best serves the health of our community."
Sieg Heil!

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