The O’Fallon City Council, at its Aug. 13 meeting, rescinded the special authority given to O’Fallon officials during the pandemic.
On March 26, the council had unanimously conferred special temporary authority to the mayor and the city administrator (Bill No. 7183/Ordinance No. 6659). The purpose was to enable rapid decision-making needed for public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic when such decisions and actions could not wait until council meetings. The council was to be kept fully informed about decisions and actions in a timely manner.
On June 25, Bill No. 7203, sponsored by Mayor Bill Hennessy, was given
At the Aug. 13 meeting, the council voted 9-0 to pass the bill and rescind the special authority.