McKinney Realtor Sues Mayor Over Restrictive Coronavirus Order
MCKINNEY, TX – A Collin County Judge was set to review the shelter-in-place order set for McKinney after a local realtor has sued Mayor George Fuller stating the order is "too restrictive".
The initial hearing was set for March, 30, but it has since been delayed in order to give lawyers enough time to review the case entirely.
Derek Baker, the realtor who's suing Mayor Fuller states his work is designated as "essential" under local and county coronavirus orders, filed the lawsuit as well as a restraining order against Fuller on Friday.
McKinney's order which was scheduled to be in effect until April,1, is in accordance with Dallas County's similar restrictions, allowing only businesses such as healthcare providers and grocery stores to stay open. Meanwhile, permitting restaurants to continue to serve customers through either take home or delivery methods.
Collin County announced its strict regulations on Tuesday, but has not required all businesses to close.
Fuller gave a statement on Wednesday claiming, "I am convinced that the risks of under reacting are so much greater than the risks of overreacting, and although we hope for the best, we must be prudent and plan for the worst. It is going to take all of us, working together, to ensure that we put the health and safety of our community above all else, and I have no doubt that is what we will do."
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