Editorial: Emergency ordinance necessary

The Petersburg Borough Assembly acted with both courage and compassion on Monday night when they passed Ordinance 2020-19 that updated the borough's civil emergency plan.

The easy decision would have been to cave to the public comments opposing the revised ordinance, but the assembly and borough officials did an excellent job of explaining how the ordinance was drafted and that wording from three other community ordinances were used to compose the Petersburg document.

There was no nefarious intent to trample on anyone's civil liberties.

The ordinance was created so officials could establish a...


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