Sonora Will Consider Fines And Other Actions Related To COVID-19
Sonora, CA — The local response to the coronavirus pandemic will be up for discussion at Monday’s Sonora City Council meeting.
One item up for vote will be whether to adopt an urgency ordinance directing residents to stay at home and to implement orders directed by the Tuolumne County Public Health Officer, Dr. Eric Sergienko. The city’s ordinance would allow law enforcement to issue fines to groups, like non-essential businesses, that disobey the directive. The city would first issue a warning, then a $250 fine, a $500 fine and then a $1,000 fine.
The city will also vote on an ordinance that would prohibit non-essential short-term lodging, as directed by Dr. Sergienko.
There will also be a presentation about the legal aspects of Governor Newsom’s directive mandating everyone stay home except for workers needed to maintain essential infrastructure.
Monday’s meeting starts at 5pm.
Per the city of Sonora:
NOTICE: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD IN ACCORDANCE WITH EXECUTIVE ORDER N-
25-20, ISSUED BY CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM ON MARCH 12, 2020, THE
RALPH M. BROWN ACT (CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54950, ET SEQ.),
AND THE FEDERAL AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT.
THIS MEETING WILL NOT BE PHYSICALLY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. ALL MEMBERS OF
THE PUBLIC MAY PARTICIPATE IN THE MEETING VIA VIDEO CONFERENCING AT:
Zoom Meeting Link:
Dial: (253) 215 8782
Meeting ID: 879 343 588
ALL WILL BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT.