“There’s always that fear of somebody abusing power,” he said. “It’s a big deal when you have a state of emergency. You have to watch things with a wary eye.”
Warbington said the governments still need to stay in a state of emergency, with the state’s stay-at-home order valid through the end of the month. Local leaders can’t even meet in the same room, with much government business taking place online.
“There’s a lot of power vested in a small amount of people right now,” he said. “It should not be easily done.”