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File #: 22-234    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Minute Order Status: Action Item
File created: 8/18/2021 In control: EQUITY & HUMAN RELATIONS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
On agenda: 8/24/2021 Final action:
Title: (1) Discussion of Virtual Meetings Versus In-Person Meetings and (2) Determination of Future Meeting Formats Once Permitted to Meet in Person by the City.
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(1) Discussion of Virtual Meetings Versus In-Person Meetings and (2) Determination of Future Meeting Formats Once Permitted to Meet in Person by the City.

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Meeting Date: August 24, 2021

Contact Person/Dept: Walter Castillo / Administrative Services

Phone Number: (310) 253-5640

Fiscal Impact: Yes [] No [X] General Fund: Yes [] No [X]

Public Hearing: [] Action Item: [X] Attachments: []

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas- City Council (08/20/2021); (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - Equity & Human Relations Advisory Committee (08/20/2021); (E-Mail) All City Staff (08/20/2021)

Department Approval: Serena Wright-Black, Assistant City Manager (08/20/2021)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends that the Equity and Human Relations Advisory Committee (1) hold a discussion of virtual meetings versus in-person meetings and (2) make a determination of a future meeting format once in-person meetings are permitted, consistent with direction from the City Manager's Office.


BACKGROUND/DISCUSSION

On March 14, 2020 the City proclaimed a local emergency to combat the spread of Covid-19 and issued subsequent public orders beginning March 16, 2020. In adherence to such orders and to protect the health, safety and welfare of Council Members, Commission, Committee and Board (CBC) members, City staff and the public, the City discontinued in-person City Council and CBC meetings until further notice. All meetings are held remotely through "WebEx" or similar video-based programs.

At the Committee's July regular meeting there was consensus among the Committee members and staff to agendize a discussion of in-person meetings versus virtual meetings once permitted by the City Manager. Additionally, as part of the City's re-opening plan, and per City Manager direction, Human Resources staff requests that the Committee as a group determine i...

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