News & Announcements
Mayor Alan Webber was joined by Councilwoman Renee Villarreal, Councilor JoAnne Vigil Coppler, Councilor Chris Rivera, and Councilor Michael J. Garcia in introducing a Resolution that was unanimously adopted by the Governing Body designating the first Monday in March as “COVID-19 Memorial Day in remembrance of those who have lost their lives and in honor of those who continue to suffer from the impact of the virus.”
This coming Monday, March 1, 2021, will mark the first occasion of the memorial.
The Resolution, similar to ones adopted by more than 50 cities nationwide, details many of the hardships and sacrifices individuals, businesses, and institutions across the world have endured since the onset of the pandemic. It also acknowledges the particular burden borne by low-income communities and communities of color.
Special recognition is made of the “essential workers [who] have stepped up to provide critical services to help protect our communities and save lives, sacrificing their own health and safety.” In closing, the public is urged “to continue taking preventative measures such as social distancing and following public health orders to mitigate spread of this virus, in tribute to essential workers and those who rose in service to protect the public.”
Read the Full Resolution and Amendment: