Greenwood business owner Angela Neas will be presenting a proposed resolution to the city council on October 5 at 7 p.m. “in support of restoring freedom, choice, opportunity, and governance back to local and state elected officials.”
Neas stated in a social media post: “We are fighting for our children. We are fighting for our elderly. We are fighting for small business. We are fighting for mental health. We are fighting for you.” Naes went on to share that people have a constitutional right not to wear a mask and that the governor’s emergency declaration is unconstitutional.
A resolution by the City of Greenwood, AR in support of restoring freedom, choice, opportunity, and governance back to local and state elected officials.
WHEREAS, the City of Greenwood, AR is a thriving city responsibly enacting ordinances and affirming resolutions for the safety, prosperity, and well being of it’s citizens, visitors and businesses; and
WHEREAS, the citizens of the City of Greenwood, AR have elected local officials in a mayor and city alderman to lead our city; and
WHEREAS, the City of Greenwood, AR has demonstrated the ability to lead in trying times and in difficult circumstances, by hearing from experts, business leaders, and citizens; and
WHEREAS, the City of Greenwood AR has demonstrated its ability to create a civil environment that is attractive, an economic atmosphere that is conductive to success, and a diversity of industry that is growing, providing our citizens a wide range of employment opportunities; and
WHEREAS, our local businesses have demonstrated tremendous courage, perseverance, restraint, and outstanding decision-making capabilities; and
WHEREAS, the citizens and businesses of the City of Greenwood, AR have suffered and continue to suffer undue damage and harm resulting from the diminishment of personal responsibility and the freedom to engage in commerce and live, more, and have our being as a result of an exercise of excessive and inconsistent state control and power over local governments, businesses, and schools beyond what is reasonable, right, and true; and
WHEREAS, being in a state of emergency since March 2020, the citizens and businesses of the City of Greenwood, AR feel the perpetual extension of a state of emergency by the means of the Emergency Services Act is an overreach of the spirit of the law and a main contributor to the said damage and harm;
THEREFORE; BE IT RESOLVED…THAT THE CITY OF GREENWOOD ARKANSAS supports and strongly encourages an end to the inconsistent, harmful, and damaging directives and policies against the citizens, schools, and businesses of the City of Greenwood, AR. We now implore the Governor of the State of Arkansas to restore a representative government of the people by the people, and for the people by ending the practice of perpetually extending the state of emergency without direct legislative involvement and returning governing authority back to local and state elected officials.