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File #: RES 2020-116    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Public Hearing
File created: 11/20/2020 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 11/24/2020 Final action:
Title: Resolution Opposing the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment's Move of Douglas County to Level Red on the State's COVID-19 Dial and the Closure of Indoor Dining at Local Restaurants [updated November 23, 2020]
Attachments: 1. Attachment A: Resolution, 2. Attachment B: Draft Letter to Governor Polis (updated 11/24/2020), 3. Council Comments submitted online (as of 1pm 11/24)

To:                     Honorable Mayor and Members of Town Council

 

From:                     David L. Corliss, Town Manager

 

Title

Resolution Opposing the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment’s Move of Douglas County to Level Red on the State’s COVID-19 Dial and the Closure of Indoor Dining at Local Restaurants [updated November 23, 2020]

Body

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Executive Summary

 

Councilmembers Teal and Bracken on Thursday, November 19, informed me of their intent to call a special meeting during the week of November 23 for the purpose of:

 

                     “Offer Resolution in support of businesses being shutdown by Red status

 

                     Give local business owners being shut down the opportunity to speak out in favor of the resolution and against the latest Public Health order.

 

                     Draft letter of Protest to Governor arguing that the most recent Public Health orders are not being applied fairly across the State based on Covid infection rates. Also calling out the Governor for not consulting with local government leadership in Douglas County about the latest Public Health order.”

 

Upon receiving this notice, I queried Councilmembers regarding their availability to attend a meeting this evening and scheduled it as soon as a majority confirmed they could attend.

 

Additionally, staff has drafted a Resolution and a letter to the Governor, expressing opposition to the State’s move of Douglas County to Level Red on the updated COVID-19 Dial framework and requesting reconsideration of the full closure of indoor dining, as requested by the Councilmembers.

 

The purpose of tonight’s special meeting and this, the only agenda item, is to allow Council and public comment on the draft Resolution and letter prior to Council taking any formal action to finalize and disseminate these items.

 

Proposed Motion

 

“I move to approve the Resolution as introduced by title.”

 

Attachments

 

Attachment A:                     Resolution

Attachment B:                     Draft Letter to Governor Polis