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File #: 23-188    Version: 1 Name: Masking Requirements at City Meetings
Type: Minute Order Status: Action Item
File created: 9/7/2022 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 9/19/2022 Final action:
Title: CC - ACTION ITEM: (1) Discussion Regarding Masking Requirements at Indoor City Council and City Commission, Board and Committee Meetings; and (2) Direction to the City Manager as Deemed Appropriate.
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CC - ACTION ITEM: (1) Discussion Regarding Masking Requirements at Indoor City Council and City Commission, Board and Committee Meetings; and (2) Direction to the City Manager as Deemed Appropriate.

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Meeting Date: September 19, 2022

Contact Person/Dept.: Shelly Wolfberg/City Manager's Office

Phone Number: (310) 253-6000

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

Attachments: Yes [] No [X]

Commission Action Required: Yes [] No [X] Date:
Commission Name:

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - City Council; Coronavirus Gov Delivery topic list (09/14/2022)

Department Approval: John M. Nachbar (09/13/2022)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council (1) discuss the City's masking requirements at indoor City Council and City Commission, Board and Committee meetings; and (2) provide direction to the City Manager as deemed appropriate.


BACKGROUND

On March 14, 2022, at a regular public meeting, the City Council determined that it would resume in-person City Council meetings beginning at its April 11, 2022 regular meeting, and that all City Commissions, Boards and Committees (CBC) would resume in person meetings in April. In an abundance of caution, due to the indoor setting, indoor ventilation issues, and to protect persons who are most vulnerable to serious illness from COVID-19, including those who are immunocompromised or unable to be vaccinated, the City Council voted to require all persons who attend the in-person City Council and CBC meetings to wear a well-fitted mask while indoors. (Fortieth Supplement to Public Order, issued on March 16, 2022)

At the April 25, 2022 City Council Meeting, Council Member Eriksson received City Council consensus to agendize monthly consideration of mask requirements. Since that time, this topic has been discussed periodically at City Council meetings.

The City C...

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