Alderman pulls mask ordinance ahead of City Council meeting

mask; face masks; ordinance; alderman; ald.; kenney; covid; covid-19

KENOSHA ⏤ Dist. 10 Alderman Anthony Kennedy has withdrawn his proposed ordinance updating the city’s face mask response during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sign up for FREE email alerts whenever we post new content below

City officials announced Kennedy’s decision on the ordinance, which had packed two meetings full of protesters, in a press release sent Friday.

mask; face masks; ordinance; alderman; ald.; covid; covid-19; kennedy
The city of Kenosha’s press release announcing Dist. 10 Ald. Anthony Kennedy had pulled his face mask regulation ordinance ahead of the Sept. 8 City Council meeting. Image provided.

However, on social media, Kennedy made it a point to clarify that the withdrawal is not an indication that he has changed his mind on the matter. Nor that he is any less passionate about it as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

“If you think I pulled this because I no longer believe in the need for universal masking then you are sadly mistaken,” the alderman said in a Facebook post Friday afternoon.

My only motivation is my desire to maintain or improve the quality of life for my constituents, my family, and my friends. I have not wavered from that devotion.

Dist. 10 Ald. Anthony Kennedy

Kennedy still supports universal masking

In a text conversation with the Observer around 3 p.m. Friday, Kennedy echoed his sentiment in the post, stating he fully supports universal masking in Kenosha.

“I simply did not have the votes to get it passed at City Council,” he further explained. “My commitment is still to this community and doing all I can to maintain the well-being of the community.”

Further, he stated it was an effort to show leadership where he believes it is lacking concerning the pandemic.

“While the Kenosha Common Council is not charged to protect the public health, in the absence of leadership from our state legislature or our Kenosha County Board, I did what I thought was right,” he said.

If circumstances become more pronounced in reference to the pandemic, I am more than willing to introduce the ordinance to protect my family, my friends and my constituents if others abdicate their responsibility.


Donate to The Uptown Observer Today!


Make a one-time donation

Make a monthly donation

Make a yearly donation

Choose an amount


Or enter a custom amount


Your contribution is appreciated.

Your contribution is appreciated.

Your contribution is appreciated.

DonateDonate monthlyDonate yearly

Observer Archives

Latest Music News

walk; hike; Petrifying Springs; Pets Park; trails; observer on the scene; body cam; body cams; shots; downtown; covid; covid-19; vaccine; mix; health; george floyd; derek chauvin; thoughts; deputies; sheriff; scam; uptown; detective; observer; franklin; miskinis; vaccination; board; mandate; sponsor; kenosha; uptown observer

Latest City News

Observer Conversations: James Simmons for Kenosha County Sheriff
Editor's note: As the Observer …
Tonight’s meeting: City Council to address alternative crowd control, TIDs
KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, the Kenosha …

Our Most Used Tags

'What About Last Night' (26) Around the Scene (24) city committees (18) City Council (58) city government (45) City News (107) city of kenosha (66) civil unrest (18) community (19) covid (33) covid-19 (40) covid-19 vaccine (17) daniel thompson (142) From County Chambers … (27) government (32) health (28) Humanity-Centered Stories (39) jacob blake (14) kenosha (232) kenosha county (93) kenosha county board (22) kenosha county division of health (15) kenosha county sheriff's department (38) kenosha creative space (15) kenosha fire department (16) kenosha fusion (15) kenosha journalist (146) kenosha music (55) kenosha police (66) kenosha police department (25) live music (53) music (55) musicians (44) music photography (39) music scene (56) open mic (17) photography (17) police (25) rescue (19) social issues (95) social justice (24) thatkenoshajournalist (105) the uptown observer (70) uptown kenosha (18) uptown observer (248)


Leave a Reply