The mask ordinance passed the City Council 3-2 during the November 18th special meeting. The accompanying emergency clause passed 3-2 as well. Per state statute §11-14-103 emergency clauses must be passed with a three-fourths (3/4) majority to become effective. Last night’s emergency clause did not pass with the required three-fourths (3/4) majority; therefore, the mask ordinance will go into effect on 12:01am on 12/19, or 30 days after its passage by Council.
Read ORDINANCE NO. 783