Menifee City Council declares an emergency with the threat of the coronavirus pandemic

The Menifee City Council began its March 18 regular meeting by passing a declaration of an emergency ordinance outlining the ways the city government will be functioning during the novel coronavirus crisis raging across the world.The “threatened emergency declaration” passed by the councils 4-0 vote in the absence of District 1 Councilmember Greg August is designed to follow the county, state and federal proclamations on how to best contain the spread of the virus and resulting COVID-19 disease in the local community.The ordinance is a precursor to a subsequent “emergency ordinance” the city council may be called upon to pass in the event of the first reported case of COVID-19 in the city, according to Menifee city attorney Jeff Melching and city manager Armando Villa.T
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