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File #: R-22-2   
Type: Resolution Status: Sustained
File created: 1/19/2022 In control: City Council
Final action: 4/4/2022
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: F/S Setting City Policy Banning COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements For City Employees (Lewis)
Attachments: 1. R-2.pdf, 2. R-2 Approved Floor Substitute - Lewis.pdf, 3. R-2 FSfinal
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
4/4/2022 City Council Sustained  Action details
3/31/2022 Mayor Vetoed  Action details
3/28/2022 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
3/21/2022 City Council Passed as SubstitutedPass Action details
3/21/2022 City Council MotionPass Action details
3/21/2022 City Council SubstitutedPass Action details
3/7/2022 City Council PostponedPass Action details
2/23/2022 City Council Accepted Without Recommendation  Action details
2/14/2022 Finance & Government Operations Committee Sent to Council Without RecommendationPass Action details
1/19/2022 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
1/19/2022 President    Not available
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FIFTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. F/S R-22-2 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Dan Lewis

RESOLUTION
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F/S Setting City Policy Banning COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements For City Employees (Lewis)
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SETTING CITY POLICY BANNING COVID-19 VACCINE REQUIREMENTS FOR CITY EMPLOYEES.
WHEREAS, On March 17, 2020, pursuant to Albuquerque's Civil Emergency Powers Ordinance, Mayor Tim Keller declared a Local State of Emergency throughout the City of Albuquerque due to the effects of the novel coronavirus COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, A number of public health measures aimed at reducing transmission of COVID-19 have been implemented at the Federal, State, and Local levels, including but not limited to: face-covering requirements, social distancing requirements, occupancy limits, limitations on gatherings, encouraging increased hand washing, infection testing, contact-tracing, isolation and quarantine, reduction of in-person operations for businesses, closure of "non-essential" businesses, travel restrictions, school closures, cancellation of public events and other mass gatherings, and vaccinations; and
WHEREAS, COVID-19 vaccination rates are increasing in the City of Albuquerque, with over 81% of Bernalillo County being fully vaccinated and over 94% of County residents having at least one shot; and
WHEREAS, The City urges all residents and City employees to receive safe and effective vaccines, however, doing so should be voluntary; and
WHEREAS, The public interest is served by maintaining the liberty of individuals to make intensely personal decisions according to their own convictions and comfort with personal medical decisions; and
WHEREAS, The decision whether to vaccinate is a personal choice, and City employees should not be coerced into making the decision based on fear of employment-related consequences; and
WHEREAS, A City vaccine mandate may lead to employee resignat...

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