February 27, 2021

2020–2021 City Council: Linda Leeuwrik, Rick Cheatum, Roger Bray, Claudia Ortega (back row); Heidi Adamson, Brian Blad, Chris Stevens (front row) (Photo Credit: City of Pocatello)

The Pocatello City Council is set to once again revisit the mask ordinance at their Thursday, March 4, City Council meeting.

Agenda Item number 14, one of the last items to be addressed at the meeting, reads:

NO. 3061 – FACE COVERINGS: This time has been set aside for Council to revisit Ordinance No. 3061, an ordinance establishing standards for face coverings for individuals when
they are in public places, as approved by the Council November 19, 2020, effective November 21, 2020.

Members of the community have been protesting the mask ordinance at City Council meetings, expressing their displeasure on social media, and increasingly coming together to discuss this and other actions taken by government on the pretext of the pandemic to restrict the freedoms of Idahoans.  Over 200 residents turned out on Saturday, February 20, to attend one of two showings of the film, NON-ESSENTIAL: A DOCUMENTARY, and to hear the films star, Eric Moutsos, discuss his fight to regain freedoms restricted in Utah.  The event was put on by the local, grassroots organization, RECONNECT Southeast Idaho.  (Send an email to:  reconnectsoutheastidaho@gmail.com to learn more.)  See article, here:

Fight to Regain Freedoms Grows as Over 200 Attend Pro-Liberty Film Friday Evening in Pocatello

Other items on the City Council Meeting agenda include the approval of various grant applications and the Pocatello Police Department’s trade and purchase of firearms.

To view the agenda, visit:  Pocatello City Council Agenda, March 4, 2021

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