I just confirmed this ordinance was suggested by the Illinois Municipal League (IML). It may be coming to town near you.
By: Diane Benjamin
According to information supplied to me, a whooping 6 people in Leroy (population 3600) have tested positive for COVID. None have been hospitalized and none have died. Mayor Steven Dean now thinks he can issue edicts to keep citizens safe from a nonexistent threat.
He wants masks mandatory!
The below is from a Facebook page called The Mayor – 61752. Interesting his name isn’t included:
Does the Mayor realize a lot of people spend money in Leroy that don’t live there? Will signs go up on the interstate ramp with rules for travelers and truckers? Are police going to be deployed at Love’s and McDonald’s to ticket offenders? It won’t take long for the word to spread Leroy needs to be avoided! Did Leroy officers sign up to be the mask police? Why did he wait until AUGUST to propose this?
Proposed Ordinance Excerpts:
Leroy wants to use the police force to PUNISH anyone who doesn’t comply.
What is the “Urgent Need”?
Here’s the good news:
This isn’t going to pass.
(according to one board member I spoke to)
That doesn’t mean citizens in Leroy shouldn’t voice their opinion. Your Mayor doesn’t think you are capable of protecting yourself when you obviously are. Speak up now and this might not even make it to a vote.
Below is the entire [proposed ordinance as seen on Facebook: