With the coronavirus pandemic dominating the news these days, look for it to be a dominant topic of conversation at City Council meetings as well.
For Tuesday night’s council meeting, there are six orders on the agenda in which city councilors are seeking all sorts of information, including what the city is doing regarding coronavirus, its ability to handle the public health epidemic and the impact it may have on the city budget.
Now that the public is being prohibited from attending City Council, School Committee and board and commission meetings, councilors are also seeking information regarding the remote access for all public meetings and a legal opinion as to the legality of holding such remote/virtual meetings that would allow public participation.
There is also an informational report from the city administration on the city manager’s calendar regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition, before Tuesday night’s regular City Council meeting, the council’s Public Health and Human Services Committee, chaired by District 4 Councilor Sarai Rivera, will be meeting at 5 p.m. to discuss the city’s planned responses to COVID-19, its impact and prevention measures.
The committee meeting will be broadcast live on the city’s Facebook page, the city government cable channel and on the city’s website.