Commission takes right step with vote
July 16, 2020
We applaud the Escambia County (Ala.) Commission for passing a 'continuity of government' resolution that will allow the county government to continue to function in the event the board does not have a quorum to make decisions.
Other local governments need take a look at that policy as well.
Back in March, when the COVID-19 pandemic was spreading like wildfire and things changed not only daily, but hourly, decisions had to be made. The commission passed a state of emergency resolution to allow the chairman, vice chairman and administrator to act on behalf of the entire commission.