Council rejects mayor's bid for emergency powers
Last updated 12/3/2020 at 10:20am
Mayor Mike Nelson's attempt to secure an emergency ordinance – one that would provide him temporary authority to use tools to address the economic emergency brought by the pandemic – failed for lack of a second.
On Tuesday, Dec. 1, Council President Adrienne Fraley-Monillas had proposed that the ordinance be passed.
The motion died despite a last-minute plea from Nelson in a letter to the editor sent to media (www.bit.ly/2I1lUmw).
"I have met with our small businesses, listened to their cries for help, and it is clear we need a multifaceted approach to help them," Nelson wrote. "They ne...