Friday, March 8, 2013

DM Memorial

From COT Media Inquiries Re: Resolution No. 22006 Supporting DM - Various Media

City Attorney Mike Rankin spoke with the media, as well as multiple individual requestors, in response to inquiries about the effect of the Mayor and Council approval of the Resolution in support of DMAFB, approved on February 20.  Mike explained that the Resolution is an expression of support for DMAFB and its leadership.  It doesn't approve any agreement, or action, and it does not give any authority to DM that it doesn't otherwise have. Mike also answered questions about the emergency clause, and explained that the emergency clause makes the resolution go into effect immediately; without the emergency clause, ordinances and resolutions do not go into effect for 30 days and publication in the newspaper.   The emergency clause does NOT equate to a declaration that the City is in a state of emergency, or that it has been placed under martial law.