FROM: Honorable Daniella Levine Cava, Commissioner, District 8
TO: Honorable Audrey Edmonson, Chairwoman
DATE: March 20, 2020
Thank you for your leadership during this challenging time. I appreciate that a BCC meeting was called for April 7th, however, with Governor Ron DeSantis issuing Executive Order 20-69 moments ago, I would request that an emergency briefing call be held on Monday to update the BCC on the latest response and to urge the Mayor to activate our Emergency Operations to Level 1.
The Governor’s Executive Order rightfully suspends any Florida Statute that requires a quorum to be present in person or requires a local government body to meet at a specific public place and states that local governments may utilize communications media technology, such as telephonic and video conferencing, as provided in section 120.54(5)(b)2., Florida Statutes.
I believe it’s imperative that we have a full briefing on our community’s response and next steps that are coming from our state and federal partners.