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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Upcoming Springfield City Council meetings will be held electronically, via Zoom videoconferencing technology, with the usual live stream and broadcast viewing options provided. Council meetings can be seen on Mediacom cable channels 15.1, 22 and 80 and AT&T Uverse channel 99, or viewed online at Cityview.springfieldmo.gov/livestream. The Council meetings are also live streamed on the @CityofSgf Facebook page.
City Council members will be participating via videoconference to follow physical distancing requirements as indicated in the Mayor’s proclamation declaring a state of civil emergency and Stay-At-Home order.
A Special City Council meeting, will be held at noon, Tuesday, March 31. It is not anticipated that public comment will be taken at this meeting based on the agenda only containing second reading items that have already received public comment. Additionally, City Council will be considering a motion to temporarily adopt a rule coinciding with the Mayor’s proclamation declaring a state of civil emergency. This rule would require citizens to contact the City Clerk by 5 p.m. on the Friday before a meeting to sign up to speak to any agenda item or to remove an item from the consent agenda. The purpose of the proposed motion is to allow for planning to protect public health and safety during this time of emergency.
In addition, as a reminder, citizens are always encouraged to provide input to City Council Members, including written input. If a citizen is uncomfortable attending a City Council meeting, they may choose to provide written comments to City Council members about an agenda item via regular mail at 840 Boonville, Springfield, MO 65802, via email at email@example.com or by completing this online form. Written items are provided to each of the members of City Council and during the time physical distancing requirements are in place will be kept as supporting documents in the meeting file for the relevant Council Meeting. If a citizen has any questions pertaining to contacting their Council Member, they are encouraged to contact the City Clerk’s Office for accurate contact information at 417-864-1651 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
City Council will continue to meet electronically, resuming its regular schedule of every other Monday evening, at 6:30 p.m., beginning Monday, April 6, 2020. Citizens who have signed up with the City Clerk in accordance with the new rule, if adopted, will be provided an option to view the virtual meeting and participate via a camera at Historic City Hall (first floor) connected to the Zoom meeting. Physical distancing requirements will be followed at Historic City Hall, managed by staff.
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For more information, contact Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement at 417-380-3352 or email@example.com or Anita Cotter, City Clerk, at 417-864-1651 or firstname.lastname@example.org.