Hemet City Council proclaims ‘community emergency’ over the coronavirus in special teleconference meet

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Tony Ault Staff Writer  In a hastily called emergency meeting Monday morning, March 16, via telephone, the Hemet City Council passed a resolution proclaiming the existence of an emergency situation in the city and local emergency due to the worldwide spread of COVID-19.  The emergency resolution states the city council “will utilize, to the extent reasonably feasible and appropriate, the ability to conduct its council meeting via teleconferencing and other electronic means to permit council members and members of the public to adopt social distancing to the greatest extent possible while still proceeding with the efficient handling of the city’s business, in compliance with California Executive Order N-25-20.”  The resolution as written will stand for a 60-day period unl
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