Prairie Village police chief raises concerns about proposed ordinance that would require face masks in public

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Prairie Village’s police chief is expressing concerns about a proposed ordinance set to come before the city council next week that would require people to wear face masks in public.

In a memo written May 11 and included in the agenda packet for Monday’s meeting of the governing body, Chief Tim Schwartzkopf says the ordinance would be “difficult to enforce consistently” and that it could “cause additional confusion or frustration for residents or visitors” because it would not be consistent with the guidelines in place in neighboring jurisdictions.