Time to Step Up

I can’t believe Cave Creek has been silent on public exposure to the coronavirus. The story below is from the Arizona Republic.You shouldn’t be hearing from me, instead the town should be hearing from the mayor.

“Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego announced on Tuesday the city was declaring a state of emergency, forcing the closure of bars and moving restaurants to takeout, delivery and drive-thru only starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Tucson has done the same, and Flagstaff made a similar move on Monday.

In the Valley, Gilbert declared a local state of emergency on Monday, and Tempe is preparing to vote on the same this week as cities across the Valley and nation expand measures to fight the new coronavirus.

A state of emergency allows mayors to ramp up responses at the local level and to “govern by proclamation,” meaning they can do things such as force restaurant closures, organize public safety responses or impose curfews.”

Bruce Biemeck
Cave Creek