DEAR CHAIRMAN BOYCE:

You are especially busy at this critical time so my email will be brief: Please close Cobb.

I am not an alarmist and am strongly in favor of limited government but businesses are simply not doing the right thing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Storefronts in unincorporated Cobb, who remain unaffected by city closures, continue to operate as usual and some are even promoting their exemption to encourage dining inside.

Politicians often make hard choices that are unpopular. I would like to encourage you to be unpopular with the words of Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker: “I fully recognize I am choosing between saving people’s lives and saving people’s livelihoods, but ultimately you can’t have a livelihood if you don’t have a life.”

Joshua Davis

Smyrna

A note to our readers

In these troubling times when we are all dealing with the coronavirus, local news is more valuable than ever. We have made the decision to give our readers free access during this crisis, but we ask that you would voluntarily support local journalism by signing up for a digital subscription. Your subscription will allow you to keep seeing our valuable local coverage even after we have weathered this storm.

5
0
0
0
1