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City-County Council Adopts Hogsett's Emergency Orders

City-County Council Adopts Hogsett's Emergency Orders

The special meeting of the City-County Council was held online, Monday, April 6, 2020.

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The Indianapolis City-County Council held a special meeting Monday night to address last week’s executive order made by Mayor Joe Hogsett. The council unanimously voted in favor of the order extending stay at home and travel warnings until May 1. 

Councilmember Zach Adamson says the approval was required to extend the order. 

"There are timing issues of this proposal that require passage before the next council meeting," says Adamson. 

The City also announced its first COVID-19 fatality as Donnell Blakley of the Department of Public Works.

Council Minority Leader Brian Mowery honored Blakley in closing statement.

"In recognition and respect of the life and contributions of Mr. Blakley and I further request that the motion be made part of the permanent records of this body," says Mowery. 

Last month, Gov. Eric Holcomb issued an executive order allowing public agencies to meet remotely with video or phone conferencing if the public and media can listen in real time.

The Indianapolis council and other committees in city government have continued to hold meetings, including Mondays. The public can submit comments before any city government meeting online at Indy.gov.

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