BY THE MAYOR:
WHEREAS in accordance with the Michigan Emergency Management Act 390 of 1976, I am declaring a State of Emergency for the incorporated boundaries of the City of Flint, Michigan; and
WHEREAS on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, Governor Whitmer declared a State of Emergency after two individuals were confirmed testing presumptively positive for COVID-19; and
WHEREAS one individual recently traveled internationally and the other recently traveled domestic from Oakland and Wayne County respectively.
WHEREAS Oakland County and Wayne County are in close proximity to Genesee County and Flint, Michigan; and
WHEREAS Genesee County and Flint residents regularly travel to Oakland and Wayne County returning to Flint, Michigan; and
WHEREAS Michigan would be the 38th State to report the virus; and
WHEREAS the City in partnership with the State of Michigan and the Genesee County Health Department, must maximize efforts to slow the spread of the virus and help Flint residents to take preventative measures to lower their risk and to share this information with their friends, family, and co-workers; and
WHEREAS the Flint City Charter, Declaration of Rights, states “the people of Flint have mandated that the City shall provide for public peace and health and for the safety of persons and property in the City; and they require that City officers promote and respect these rights and freedoms.”
WHEREAS I am requesting that all things necessary be done to address this State of Emergency Declaration, effective immediately; and
WHEREAS this action is being taken to protect the public health, safety and welfare of citizens of Flint; and
WHEREAS I request that the Genesee County Board of Commissioners call a Special Meeting no later than the end of March 2020 to take action supporting this State of Emergency; and
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Mayor Sheldon A. Neeley declare a State of Emergency in the City of Flint, effective, March 12, 2020.