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CITY OF JACKSON: Special Meeting of Jackson City Council Happening Monday, March 23

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By Press release submission | Mar 23, 2020

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City of Jackson issued the following announcement on March 20

A special meeting of the Jackson City Council has been planned for Monday, March 23 at 12:15 p.m. This meeting is to make up for the March 17 meeting cancelled due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. Because of ongoing Coronavirus concerns, this special meeting will proceed with an altered format.

The meeting will take place in the 2nd Floor City Council Chambers of Jackson City Hall. However, the majority of the Councilmembers will be joining by phone or video conference, with Mayor Derek Dobies leading the meeting, joined by a select group of City officials. This altered format is allowed under Gov. Whitmer’s Executive Order #2020-15 from March 18, 2020, which allows local governments the ability to hold public meetings electronically during this time of Coronavirus caution. Only the Mayor and select City officials will be allowed in the Council Chambers. In the 2nd Floor lobby outside the chambers, up to 10 people will be able to attend to watch a TV broadcast of the meeting and to provide public comment in person. This attendance limit is to follow the Centers for Disease Control guidelines that advise limiting gatherings to less than 10 people.

The City strongly suggests residents participate in the meeting using the following methods:  

  • Watch a live broadcast of the meeting on Cable Channel 21 or on the City’s Facebook page. A full recording will also be available on the City’s website and social media the following day.
  • If you’d like to submit public comment, you can email written messages to clerksoffice@cityofjackson.org or submit comments in the drop box in the lobby of Jackson City Hall. City Clerk Andrea Muray will read these comments aloud during the meeting. The 3 minute time limit still applies to these comments, and a name and address must be included with them. Comments must be submitted by 11:15 a.m. on Monday, March 23.  
Due to the attendance limits, local media and residents are encouraged to participate in the meeting by watching on Channel 21 or the Facebook live broadcast. The next regularly scheduled meeting is happening Tuesday, March 31. A similar format is also expected for that meeting. 

 Original source can be found here.    

    Source: City of Jackson

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