On November 16, 2020, the Kenosha City Council passed an ordinance that mandates masks in the City of Kenosha. It allows the health department and police department to fine people $100 and businesses $250 for each occurrence PLUS costs of prosecution which are pricey. Alderman Bill Siel, a former employee of the Kenosha News, is a proud liberal. He strongly believes the government has a right and duty to tell people what to do for their own good. That’s why he wants to extend the mask mandate, which is set to expire on March 31, 2021.
Here is the thing, though. Bill doesn’t follow the law he wrote and championed. Bill was seen at a local pub in Kenosha last Saturday without a mask on. We spoke with Siel and he said that “I can confirm that indeed I was out with my wife and my two friends at ***** last night. ” He contends, however, that he wasn’t violating the ordinance. The ordinance says that:
“All persons in the City of Kenosha must cover their mouths and noses with a face covering when in any building open to the public.”
There are some exceptions in the ordinance. The one for bars and restaurants states that the following are exempt:
“Persons who are seated at a restaurant or other establishment that offers food or beverage service, while they are eating and drinking, provided they maintain a six-foot distance between individuals, not including individuals who are members of the same family or household or are together with only infrequent or incidental moments of closer proximity.“
Siel doesn’t meet this exemption. These 5 people are not members of the same household. He can’t be eating or drinking while his hands are folded. They were all within 6 feet of each other. Siel broke the law by our interpretation, just like Nancy Pelosi (D), London Breed (D), Gavin Newsom (D) and many many more. But Siel wants you and I to follow his command. He certainly doesn’t think he needs to. If he thinks masks are so necessary and he wants to use his authority to force compliance, he should set a good example. He should wear a mask all of the time while in public. Alderman Siel, you should go to the health department and report yourself, pay the fine and apologize. It’s the right thing to do. And to the City Council: no more extensions. Vote no.