Mayor denies permission for Summers Last Blast to be held

The mayoral declaration cancelling this year’s Summer’s Last Blast was signed on Tuesday, however, it was not made public until Wednesday afternoon. The order states:

WHEREAS, a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been recognized globally as a
contagious respiratory virus; and
WHEREAS, COVID-19 continues to spread and to pose an increasing, imminent threat of
disaster throughout the City of Vemon and beyond; and
WHEREAS, Governor Greg Abbott issued G.A-28, stating “for any outdoor gathering in excess
of 100 people, the gathering is prohibited unless the mayor of the city in which the gathering is
held, or the county judge in the case of a gathering in an unincorporated area, approves of the
gathering, and such approval can be made subject to certain conditions or restrictions not
inconsistent with this executive order”;
WHEREAS, pursuant to Texas Government Code 418.108 and due to the issuance of Executive
Order G.A.-28, Pam Gosline, the Mayor of the City of Vernon hereby rescinds the permission
granted for holding Summer’s Last Blast on August 7th and 8th, 2020.
WHEREAS, Summer’s Last Blast is an outdoor event expected to attract more than 100 people,
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF
VERNON. TEXAS THAT:
Permission is hereby denied for Summer’s Last Blast to be held August 7th and 81h, 2020 as
described.
SO ORDERED, this the 30th of June, 2020

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