The Rapid City Council voted 7-2 Sunday night in special session to approve first reading of an emergency ordinance to address a public health crisis by implementing certain measures deemed necessary to slow the community spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Council members voting in favor of the ordinance: Laura Armstrong, Chad Lewis, Darla Drew, Ritchie Nordstrom, Becky Drury, Greg Strommen and Bill Evans. Council members voting in opposition of the ordinance: John Roberts and Lance Lehmann.
The second reading of the ordinance is scheduled during a special session of the City Council scheduled for Friday at 6 p.m. in the City Hall's Council Chambers.
Below is the proposed ordinance:
The Council also approved an emergency resolution repealing the moratorium on telephonic and electronic meetings and allowing the Council to conduct meetings via teleconference and electonic means.