There were two County Commission special meetings scheduled for today and cancelled, then shortly after, Commissioner Lober cancelled the meeting scheduled for tomorrow as well.
During the last meeting, Commissioner Tobia introduced a proposal geared toward making it easier for victims of domestic violence to check into hotels to escape a dangerous situation. Commissioner Lober argued against Tobia’s motion and wanted the commission to wait on his own proposal in the coming days. During the debate, Commissioner Lober made several jokes which were not received well. Tobia stated he did not think there was anything funny about domestic violence.
Commissioner’s Smith and Pritchett also weighed in on the measure and agreed with Tobia’s approach. Lober who was hesitant to call the question, did so and the motion was approved 4-1. Lober stated that regardless of the vote, he would advocate his wishes to the Policy Group which he is also the chair of anyway.
Following that vote, Lober passed the duties of the chair to Vice Chair Pritchett so that he could make his own motion to make it illegal for stores to allow patrons to be within 6 feet of each other inside their facilities. If passed, it would have made store workers susceptible to being jailed and fined for failing to enforce the guidelines.