By: Diane Benjamin
WEEK held a Facebook live event with the numerous area mayors this morning. They have constructed their own re-open plan. They were experiencing many technical difficulties trying to get all the mayors to weigh in. It will be posted at peoriagov.org eventually.
Completely missed is the governor has no power to say no or yes to the plan, they do plan to go forward without his permission however. Anyone licensed by the State will still be at risk from the vindictive Pritzker.
A reporter from WHOI asked if they intended to violate Pritzker’s Executive Order. Just another media guy who doesn’t know his order expired.
The plan revolves around local health departments running the re-open. According to the law they have no authority except to CLOSE businesses and only with a court order. They have no authority in the law to say who can open or at what capacity. I don’t know if this group is pandering to Pritzker or doesn’t know the law.
Tari Renner was on the call. He stated “public health” is the main goal. Where is that one in the law Tari? Do you believe you have authority over every aspect of life to “keep people safe”? Are you curing cancer and heart problems next?
See this problematic document: http://www.peoriagov.org/content/uploads/2020/05/RESTORE-HOI-Reopening-Plan_1589384022_add.pdf
Get past the fluff by jumping to PDF page 9 and following. Many parts give local health departments powers they don’t have in the law, this is the worst:
First, they want a SNITCH culture! Yes, let’s bring in fascistic tactics to “keep us safe”.
The second paragraph means business owners have no Due Process Rights. The law says health officials have to take you to court and have a judge rule on their opinion. This “plan” claims some ordinance says the Public Health Administrator can declare a business closed. The business owner will not be allowed due process if they refuse to kneel before an un-elected bureaucrat.
Welcome to China folks!
This plan thinks you aren’t smart enough to run your own life and still be safe.