City Emergency Declaration Extended Through May 6, 2020

In accordance with the principles of the Governor’s Stay at Home Order, the City’s Declaration shall be extended to and through May 6, 2020. City Manager Greg Caton signed the extension on Wednesday, April 8 and City Council will ratify during the regular meeting on Wednesday, April 15.

The state of emergency was originally declared because of the risk to the personal health and economic welfare to the persons and businesses of the City and the Greater Grand Junction community, and in light of the ongoing risk to public health, safety and economic security.

The extended declaration includes the provisions of the original declaration with the following additions:

  • Effective immediately, no member of the public shall attend any City of Grand Junction City Council meeting. Meetings will be broadcast via live streaming and on cable channel 191.
  • Citizen questions and/or comments on City Council meeting agenda items may be made by noon on the day of the meeting by:
    • Recording a telephone message at 1-970-244-1504; or,
    • Submitting comments online using the form available on the City website ( Written comments will be read into the record of the meeting and telephone messages will be played for Council and entered into the record of the meeting. Telephone messages will not be transcribed.
  • In order for certain City business to be concluded without inordinate delay, quasi-judicial hearings that are deemed noncontroversial by the City Council will still occur. Should a quasi-judicial matter be deemed controversial by a member of City Council or a citizen reasonably objects, Council as a whole will not hear the matter.

The City is committed to serving its residents through the economic and public health crisis. We thank our residents for the support as we maintain the delivery of our core municipal services.

Please visit our COVID-19 response page or our Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates.

Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager 970-244-1557 or

3 thoughts on “City Emergency Declaration Extended Through May 6, 2020

  1. The “governor” is a moron and this is total bullshit….hes destroying Colorados economy….he is destroying Colorado…. he needs to leave Colorado and crawl back into whatever hole he crawled out of


  2. What does this mean exactly? Is this just an extension date of the Governor’s Stay at Home Order? Or is this allowing Law Enforcement to start holding residents accountable for not complying?


    1. No, it is not. The City’s emergency declaration is only for the City. specifically keeping Council Meetings closed to in-person attendance through that date.


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