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Johns Creek City Council adopts emergency ordinance

March 18, 2020

The City of Johns Creek Council unanimously adopted an Emergency Ordinance at the Special Called Meeting on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The ordinance ensures the Mayor and City Council can fully address the public emergency created by the COVID-19 global pandemic affecting the life, health, property, and public peace within the City.

“The City Council and city employees are committed to the people of Johns Creek,” said Ed Densmore, City Manager. “The adoption of this emergency ordinance will preserve our ability to maintain that commitment to safety and service. The authority granted in this ordinance will be used only as necessary to slow the spread of the virus and to avoid overwhelming city services and the local healthcare system.”

In accordance with the adopted ordinance the City Council will be able to hold meetings and vote via teleconference. Any and all actions taken during these meetings shall be reported to the public through the City’s website. The City Council Work Session and Meeting scheduled for Monday, March 23 have been cancelled. Additionally, the occupational tax payment deadline of March 31, 2020 has been extended through Sunday, May 31, 2020.

The actions taken in the Emergency Ordinance shall be in affect for thirty days from the date of adoption, with the option to extend the regulations after reevaluation by the Mayor and City Council.

Following recommendations from the public health emergency declared by Governor Brian Kemp, the City has already enacted temporary facility closures, operational changes, and the suspension of certain meetings and events until further notice. 

The City of Johns Creek encourages the public to continue to follow guidance as it is issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additional information on the City’s response and prevention efforts can be found on the city website.