Meeting Time: May 19, 2020 at 5:30pm PDT
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Agenda Item

2.3. COUNCIL CONSIDERATION OF SENDING A LETTER TO THE GOVERNOR AND STATE HEALTH OFFICER REGARDING COVID-19 The Council is being asked to consider the drafting of a letter for the Mayor's signature to be sent to State officials regarding the COVID-19 response such as prepared by the Butte County Supervisor's letter dated May 12th, 2020. (Report - Mark Orme, City Manager & Emergency Services Director)

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    Karen Henderson 15 days ago

    I support sending a letter to the governor and state health officers.

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    Nichole Nava 15 days ago

    Please do submit a letter such as the attached 2.3 Letter to Governor that was sent from the BOS. Moving some activities from Stage 3 to Stage 2 seems prudent given the data. Following John Hopkins University recommendations is what the BOS advocated for and it seems prudent as it allows for local health officers to guide our municipality in what practices are best for OUR city/county. It would also be prudent to have a fall back plan lest the numbers rise to unacceptable levels.

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    Julie Threet 15 days ago

    This is easy. Yes.

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    Jesica Giannola 15 days ago

    I oppose. Butte County now has 24 cases total and we have failed to abide by the restrictions imposed by the Govenor.

    The City of Chico failed to enforce restrictions time and time again, proving that we are absolutely not ready to take on the responsibility of next level lifts.

    "It's time " is not a reason. The pandemic tells the time, and it's not up to the science deniers whether we all live or die because they are bored or fearful of going poor. The stigma is driving unsafe actions.

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    Pamela Kopping 15 days ago

    Yes! Send the letter! It’s time to get the ball rolling so we can open Chico and Butte County opened back up!

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    Caroline RP 15 days ago

    If this letter is in support of re-opening and resuming life here in Butte County, I support it wholeheartedly and encourage expedient consideration. This is especially critical when it comes to our children. We need to take steps NOW so they can resume normal school and recreational activities before the trauma and mental health issues become even more serious.

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    karin willhoit 15 days ago

    Any request we can make for the governor to let us move forward quickly would be welcomed. We need to help California by taking care of ourselves and not relying on handouts! We have a $ 54 billion deficit, let’s not add to it

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    Crystal Maddocks 15 days ago

    Open the city our citizens need to get back to work. Stop pushing us into property.

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    Lee Robert 15 days ago

    The State government needs to allow the counties and cities of California to decide whether or not they are ready to open. Send the letter and let’s open up anyway.

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    Dustin Vargas 15 days ago

    Open the city, county and state. Every business that our tax paying citizens have worked so hard to build is essential! Do whatever it takes so that we can return to patronize these vital places!

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    Susan Smead 15 days ago

    We should be pushing to open all businesses before it is too late. The outbreak in Butte County has proven to be minimal if hardly at all. Time to let businesses try to survive after being forced closed.

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    Juanita Sumner 15 days ago

    I don't know if I support or oppose Mayor Schwab's letter, I haven't seen it. "such as prepared by the Butte County Supervisor's letter" - what does that mean? Why didn't the mayor simply sign the letter already? This agenda item is poorly written and vague. I'd have to see what it says before I offer support or opposition.

    The mayor's bike store is open, we need to open the rest of town.

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    Rob Berry 16 days ago

    Yes, the sooner we accelerate the better. We don't need to "continue to flatten the curve". A completely flat curve is catastrophic. It is beginning to look like the time scale will continue to extend long into the future. Push the Governor to accelerate the reopening.