Ordinance No. 1392
Repealing Ordinance No. 1380 Extending the Period of a Mayoral-Declared Local Emergency
The City Council of the City of Fridley, Minnesota, finds:
- The outbreak of Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) throughout the State of Minnesota, including the City of Fridley (City), required an extraordinary response by the City to protect the health and welfare of the Fridley community.
- On March 13, 2020, Governor Walz issued Executive Order No. 20-01 declaring a peacetime emergency throughout the State due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- On March 23, 2020, the Mayor of the City of Fridley (Mayor) found and declared, through Mayoral Declaration 2020-01, the existence of a local emergency in the City due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- On March 23, 2020, the City Council (Council), through the adoption Ordinance No. 1380, confirmed and extended the duly declared local emergency, pursuant to Minnesota Statute § 12.29, until further action by the Council.
- On May 6, 2021, Governor Walz issued Executive Order No. 21-21 authorizing places of employment and public accommodation to begin safely transitioning back to pre-pandemic operations as a result of significant improvement in the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Given recent guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the City no longer requires extraordinary or immediate actions to protect the health and welfare of the Fridley community.
The City of Fridley does ordain that Ordinance No. 1380, an ordinance enacted pursuant to Minnesota Statute § 12.29 extending the period of a Mayor-declared emergency, to be repealed in its entirety.
Passed and adopted by the City Council of the City of Fridley on this 28th day of June, 2021.
Scott J. Lund - Mayor
Daniel Tienter - City Clerk
First Reading: June 28, 2021