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Posted on: November 25, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Nov. 24 Council special meeting update

Nov. 24 Council special meeting update

Castle Rock’s Town Council is opposed to the State’s recent move of Douglas County to Level Red on the COVID-19 Dial and requests that move be reconsidered and indoor dining reopened at a viable percentage.

Following the submissions of dozens of online comments and testimony at a special Council meeting Tuesday from dozens more local residents and business owners – overwhelmingly supporting the proposed actions – Council formally stated its opposition in the form of a resolution and a letter, which will be sent today to Gov. Jared Polis. Council voted 4-1 to approve the action; Councilwoman Caryn Johnson voted against the items, and Councilman James Townsend was absent.

Council added to the draft documents a statement that it does not agree with, and will not participate in the enforcement of, the State’s Level Red restrictions. They further went on to state that the costs, or negative impacts, of the restrictions on residents’ mental health outweigh the current risks of COVID-19.

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The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. Visit between Nov. 25 and Dec. 1 to provide written feedback, or to sign up to speak via videoconference during the meeting. The meeting will be available live at In-person attendance is also expected to be available.

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