Denver’s Board of Ethics voted Wednesday to proceed trying into an ethics grievance filed by a resident, ethics board spokeswoman Lori Weiser confirmed.
Further particulars in regards to the grievance — first reported by CBS4’s Brian Maass — weren’t instantly accessible. What is obvious is that Hancock urged Denver residents to keep away from journey in any respect prices throughout the vacation as a manner of controlling the unfold of the coronavirus.
The ethics board will focus on the incident throughout their assembly in mid-February and Hancock should reply to the grievance earlier than then, Weiser mentioned.
Hancock flew to Texas over the vacation, the place he rented a automobile and drove to Mississippi to be together with his spouse and youngest daughter. As he traveled, he was sharing messages on social media asking everybody to keep away from leaving city.
Cross the potatoes, not COVID.
🏘️Keep dwelling as a lot as you possibly can, particularly when you’re sick.
💻Host digital gatherings as a substitute of in-person dinners.
❌Keep away from journey, when you can.
🍲Order your vacation meal from a neighborhood eatery.
🎁Store on-line with a small enterprise for #BlackFriday. pic.twitter.com/acQpWs2Ism
— Michael B. Hancock (@MayorHancock) November 25, 2020
His journey drew swift condemnation from public well being officers, residents and politicians alike. Finally Hancock apologized for his actions, although many — together with Democratic State Rep. Kyle Mullica of Northglenn, who can also be a nurse — mentioned the mayor’s credibility on the pandemic had been broken.