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Coos Bay Council Call on Governor to Close Transient Lodging
Coos Bay City Councilors adopted a resolution calling on the Governor to increase restrictions in order to preserve critical supplies while protecting the health, lives and safety of local citizens. The resolution, approved unanimously, calls for the governor to close all transient lodging facilities until May 1st. It allows people with reservations for 28 days as well as truckers, domestic violence victims, health care and contract workers, housing the homeless population or for those providing essential personnel services. Mayor Joe Benetti says concerns peaked after northern coastal communities were inundated with outside visitors. The mayor also asked for a cover letter to be included with the resolution asking the governor to allow Third Party Reservation Contractors to be able to book hotels for essential workers like truckers who must be reimbursed for their stays. Curry County and Brookings and Gold Beach adopted a similar resolution earlier this week.