City of Berkeley to administer fines for mask violations, act on fire risk in Berkeley Hills

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During a Berkeley City Council meeting Tuesday, members discussed and took action on public safety issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic and wildfires. In response to COVID-19 concerns, an ordinance to allow city employees to cite individuals and businesses failing to follow city COVID-19 guidelines was approved.

Berkeley City Council took action at its first meeting back from summer recess Tuesday and addressed items dealing with two major public safety threats — COVID-19 and wildfires.
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