PRESS RELEASE: City of Tifton recognizes procedural error regarding Special Called Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

City of Tifton recognizes procedural error regarding Special Called Meeting

TIFTON, GEORGIA – December 17, 2020, On December 14, 2020, the Tifton City Council voted on a local ordinance requiring individuals to wear facial coverings or masks in public places which was approved by a vote of 3-2. However, it was discovered this week that the ordinance approval did not meet the requirements as stated in the City of Tifton Charter. According to the Charter, “an ordinance shall not be adopted the same day it is introduced, except for emergency ordinances.” Because of this, the ordinance requiring masks will be brought back before Mayor and Council for final consideration at the Council Meeting on Monday, December 21, 2020, at 5:30 PM at City Hall.

The City of Tifton regrets the delay of information and confusion regarding this important matter. We are committed to being transparent and effectively communicating with our community to create a heightened awareness of the latest trends of COVID-19. While Mayor and Council continue to deliberate, the City feels the need to solicit the public’s input on this crisis that is negatively affecting our community.

If you are interested in sharing your comments, concerns, or how COVID-19 has affected you and your family, please email myvoice@tifton.net so we can hear from you and share your input with city officials.

We urge you to continue to take this pandemic seriously and to do your part in protecting yourself and others.

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