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File #: 0064X-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/14/2020 In control: Hardin
On agenda: 3/16/2020 Final action: 3/19/2020
Title: To express support for the Mayor and the Health Commissioner during this current public health crisis, and to urge community leaders to take action necessary for the preservation of the health, welfare, and safety of Columbus residents.
Explanation
As the City of Columbus works to manage and control the impact of the pandemic known as COVID-19, it is critical that we maintain our sense of community and kinship. This extends to all neighborhoods, all services, and all sectors of our economy, and it should be foremost in the minds of everyone as to how this pandemic is affecting those most at-risk.

In this time of crisis, Columbus City Council is proud of the leadership demonstrated by Mayor Andrew Ginther and Columbus Public Health Commission Dr. Mysheika Roberts. We hope that their leadership will serve as a template for the leaders of our business community, human services sector, and for all residents as we come together to endure this challenge.

Title
To express support for the Mayor and the Health Commissioner during this current public health crisis, and to urge community leaders to take action necessary for the preservation of the health, welfare, and safety of Columbus residents.

Body
WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic will affect Columbus residents in manifold ways, many of which are far beyond their control but will have a potential long-lasting harmful impact; and

WHEREAS, it is within the ability of many civic and business leaders in the city to take steps that will mitigate the potential impact of the public health crisis; now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

That Columbus City Council supports the authority and emergency powers delegated to Columbus Public Health as defined in Chapter 775 of the Columbus Public Health Code, and further urges all residents to comply with and follow directives of the Commissioner of Columbus Public Health;

That in the interest of preserving public health, safety, and welfare, Columbus City Council expresses support for the Mayor should he invoke and utilize the emergency authority vested in his office as defined in Chapter 123 of Columbus City Codes;

That in consideration of the affordable housing and homelessn...

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