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Utah cities looking to extend emergency proclamations amid coronavirus outbreak

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Several Utah cities are considering the extension of their state-of-emergency proclamation. (Photo: Larry D. Curtis / KUTV)

Several Utah cities are considering the extension of their state-of-emergency proclamations.

At least three cities throughout the state are looking to extend the declaration meant to slow the spread of coronavirus.

The public can weigh in from the safety of their own homes.

Salt Lake City, West Valley and Sandy City each have independent proclamations which adds weight to the governor’s directive to stay home.

The proclamation for Salt Lake City was signed by Mayor Erin Mendenhall in March 10th.

Mendenhall explained the decision in a video posted to social media. In it, she explains that a proclamation gives the force of law:

That's what a proclamation does [give the force of law] under these circumstances for any mayor that does such. And right now cities have this opportunity before them just like we do.

The Tuesday meeting will be available to the pubic. To participate, visit: slc.gov/council/news/

Each city council will meet online at various times.

The West Valley City Council will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at 4:30 PM. This meeting will be held electronically. Watch it live on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/WVCTV

Sandy City's meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. sandyutah.legistar.com



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