Kennesaw issues second executive order, suspends public hearings

Kennesaw City Hall in article about Kennesaw alcohol ordinanceKennesaw government complex (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

The City of Kennesaw issued a second executive order, signed by Mayor Derek Easterling today.

This one suspends all land matters that require a public hearing, “including but not limited to, all zoning, annexation, variance, special land use, historic preservation, and other land use matters.”

The order will extend until the state of emergency ends.

Kennesaw transitions to limited services and staffing

In a news release earlier in the afternoon, the City of Kennesaw announced a transition to limited services and staffing.

The following is the text of the release:

Kennesaw, GA (March 25, 2020) — Effective at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, the City of Kennesaw will temporarily transition to limited services and staffing, under the City’s Emergency Operations Policy.

Essential operations include: Kennesaw Police Department and Kennesaw/Acworth 911 Emergency Communication Center, Public Works, Building Inspections and other staff deemed essential by the Office of the City Manager.

During this time, we ask for our community’s patience. All calls and emails will be responded to as soon as possible.

Sanitation will continue normal operations. Any change in sanitation will be announced by the City of Kennesaw via web and social media.

For updates from the City of Kennesaw, please visit www.kennesaw-ga.gov/covid-19.

Background

The City of Kennesaw declared a State of Emergency on March 20 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order was issued by Kennesaw Mayor Derek Easterling.

They later announced a system of staff rotation to decrease the social distance between employees.

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