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Urbana Council Keen to Avoid Champaign’s Blunder on COVID-19 Emergency Ordinance

On March 16, 2020, the Urbana City Council met to discuss and vote on a “Temporary Emergency Ordinance to Address the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic”. The City of Champaign, which immediately abuts Urbana to the West, passed such an ordinance three days prior, and was met with national scrutiny for their…

City of Champaign Mayor Feinen Declares COVID-19 Emergency- Citizens Question Powers Granted in Ordinance and City’s Healthcare Preparedness

City of Champaign Mayor Deborah Feinen issued an Executive Order on March 12, 2020, declaring a local emergency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. At the time of this emergency declaration, there have been no reported confirmed cases in Champaign County. City Council convened on March 13, 2020 for a…

Boards and Commissions Under Scrutiny by Champaign City Council

City Council study session on January 28, 2020 covered two main topics- City of Champaign’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) (article here) and the review of Boards and Commissions. During the Champaign City Council meeting on October 15, 2019, council member Clarissa Nickerson Fourman announced that she had initiated a…

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