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Want to participate in the next city council meeting?

The Vancouver city council meeting on Monday looked very different from the norm.

Only one person was sitting in the council chambers at City Hall, to start. The rest of the participants — all six members of the council plus the mayor, the city manager and the city attorney — all called in to conduct the meeting via telephone. The remote meeting was an attempt to keep city business chugging along, albeit a scaled-back version, during the COVID-19 outbreak. It was broadcast on Clark/Vancouver television, as usual.

While City Hall is closed to the public, you can still participate in the next meeting on April 20, either by submitting written testimony or calling in (both require some planning on your part).

The council accepts remote testimony on the consent agenda items through:

Meetings will be held every other Monday for the duration of the novel coronavirus outbreak, instead of four Mondays a month.

Calley Hair

Calley Hair

I write about city and federal politics. Find me at twitter.com/CalleyNHair