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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

Some Form of Mask Mandate Likely at Aug. 4 Meeting


Last updated 8/4/2020 at 12:39pm

The city's proposed emergency face mask mandate doesn't have the four votes needed to pass, but Lake Wales City Commissioners who support it have a backup plan at their Aug. 4 meeting.

Once the emergency mandate is voted down, the commission will consider a regular ordinance that needs only three votes, but wouldn't go into effect until after a second reading at their Aug. 18 meeting. Rather than expire in 30 days, the regular ordinance would remain in force until repealed by another ordinance.

The "emergency" ordinance that would go into effect immediately expires in 30 days, but requires...

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