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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

Split Commission Moves Forward with Mask Mandate

Would Take Effect After Final Vote Aug. 18


Last updated 8/6/2020 at 8:20am

Lake Wales commissioners in a 3-2 split vote Aug. 4 took the first step toward mandating masks in businesses throughout the city. Their ordinance would not take effect until after they vote at a second public hearing Aug. 18.

After not obtaining the supermajority four votes needed to pass an emergency ordinance that would mandate masks for 30 days, Mayor Eugene Fultz, Deputy Mayor Robin Gibson and Commissioner Terrye Howell approved the proposal as a regular ordinance. The regular ordinance would stay in effect until commissioners pass another ordinance repealing it.

Commissioners Al Goldst...

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