BANGOR – Bangor city councilors voted Thursday afternoon to extend the local state of civil emergency until a week after the governor’s state of civil emergency ends.
The afternoon meeting at City Hall was closed to the public and streamed online because of the coronavirus.
During the meeting, the question of whether the council should direct the city manager to impose a “shelter in place” order was discussed, but no action was taken regarding the issue.
“There’s been a lot of talk about shelter in place restrictions,” said Bangor City Attorney Paul Nicklas. “There are, I think, at least nine counties in California now that have enacted shelter in place restrictions. What that has meant, at least out there, is that the baseline is you are supposed to shelter in your residence. There are an extensive list of exceptions.”
Councilors plan to continue the shelter in place discussion at next Monday night’s council meeting, which again will be conducted through remote access.