Mission continues to protect city employees with compensation, benefit extension

Mission City Hall.

The Mission city council last week approved a motion allowing the city administrator to draft an amendment to the city’s disaster and state of emergency proclamation — which would extend employee compensation and benefits during COVID-19 — and send it for city council approval via email.

Mission met just a few hours after Gov. Laura Kelly announced the extension of the statewide stay-at-home order to May 3. City Administrator Laura Smith recommended the city council amend its disaster and state of emergency proclamation the same night rather than call a special city council meeting. As there was not adequate time to draft an amendment prior to the meeting itself, Smith verbally suggested what a potential amendment might read like, including extending the following: