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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