Scott cancels upcoming City Council meeting due to COVID-19

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City Council President Brandon Scott cancelled the upcoming full council meeting scheduled for March 23 due to the coronavirus pandemic, Scott’s office announced.

In a release, Scott’s office said staff is working to troubleshoot technology so the meetings can happen virtually, while ensuring they comply with the Open Meetings Act and that citizens who don’t have internet or TV can still participate.

“As Council President, I have a duty to keep our members and the public safe,” Scott said in a statement. “At this time, we must do the responsible thing and cancel Monday’s meeting. My office will continue working towards a virtual alternative that will allow our members and Baltimore residents to participate remotely.”

The full council is not scheduled to reconvene until April 6, Scott’s office said. All committee hearings in the month of March have been cancelled.

For those who do have internet, the council president has been providing updates on the city’s response to COVID-19 on his Facebook page. His office also reminded citizens they can consult an archive of public meetings on that page and CharmTV’s YouTube page.

Brandon Weigel

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