On March 13, City Manager Troy Brown proclaimed a local emergency. The City Council ratified the proclamation on March 18. The proclamation of a local emergency temporarily relaxes the City’s purchasing requirements to allow the City to acquire goods and services at a moment’s notice, enhancing its ability to protect public safety. The proclamation is also required for Moorpark taxpayers to be reimbursed from national and state agencies for expenses incurred during the emergency. More information about the proclamation is contained in an Open Letter from the City Manager Regarding Coronavirus.
Additionally, during the proclaimed emergency, the City Manager, in his role as Director of Disaster Services, has issued the following Executive Orders: