Huntington Beach, Calif., will move to virtual meetings starting next week, which is a move made in keeping with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s mandate to limit in-person gatherings that lead to the spread of COVID-19.
(TNS) — The Huntington Beach, Calif., City Council will be moving to virtual meetings starting next week, the city announced Monday.
The move out of the council chambers is made in keeping with Gov.
Adjusted ICU bed capacity in
"The health and safety of our residents is our highest priority, and online Council meetings are just one of several steps we 're taking to protect our community during this pandemic, "
Switching to virtual meetings should also relieve some of the tension on the current
Kalmick said Tuesday that he 's glad that Carr made the switch to virtual meetings, joining nearby cities like
"We 're one of the few cities that 's still meeting in person, and there 's really no reason to meet in person if we have the technological means to do so, " he said. "I 'm happy that we 're moving to remote, especially as hospital beds are few and far between. Anything we can do to help move that needle in a good direction and make sure that we don 't get any staff sick, or endanger anybody else that would want to come to a meeting."
The public will still be able to watch the meetings on the city 's website or HBTV Channel 3, and public comments will be allowed via Zoom.
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