City Council approves modified council structure for COVID-19 pandemic

The City Council approved a modification of its operating structure that reduces the number of meetings and transitions to a one-week cycle. The changes are intended to streamline and flatten the council’s structure to be more flexible and responsive to community needs during the local public health emergency while adhering to health guidelines.

Beginning Monday, April 6, the City Council will switch from a two-week to one-week cycle. Each cycle will consist of two standing committee meetings and the regular meeting of the full City Council. The two standing committees are:

The full City Council will meet 9:30 a.m. Fridays. In addition to its usual functions, the City Council will receive regular COVID-19 reports from the mayor and executive staff.

This is the latest change in the City’s policy-making process since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this month, meetings of all appointed boards, commissions, committees, working groups and tasks forces not required under State law or City charter were cancelled through at least Friday, April 17. The policy-making bodies continue to meet are ones required under State law or City Charter, including:

Dates and times of upcoming meetings are available on the City’s website at



Published Mar 27, 2020



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