published on September 17, 2020 - 2:06 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

The Fresno City Council voted Thursday to remove a slate of measures related to Covid-19 business closures introduced by Councilmember Garry Bredefeld.

The four resolutions would stop code enforcement from citing businesses out of compliance with emergency orders and compel the city to sue the state for enforcing its guidelines, among other measures.

At the start of Thursday’s regular meeting, councilmembers asked to remove the Bredefeld resolutions from the agenda. Only Bredefeld and Councilmember Mike Karbassi voted to bring the measures to an actual vote during the meeting.

It’s been an eventful week in the struggle between elected officials urging caution in reopening businesses and business owners saying they must reopen or lose their livelihood. A group of about 150 business owners in Fresno County say they will reopen Oct. 1 against guidelines.

And today, Fresno Mayor Lee Brand unveiled a letter he and other elected officials and industry groups penned to Gov. Gavin Newsom to request restaurants be allowed to reopen in Fresno.

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