Pursuant to the provisions of Executive Order No. 2020-15 issued by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on March 18, 2020, notice is hereby given that the Charlotte City Council will hold an electronic pubic meeting on April 6, 2020 beginning at 7:00 p.m. This meeting is a special meeting called by Mayor Yvonne Ridge for the purpose of amending a Council policy regarding public meetings during the COVID-19 epidemic and seeking authorization of the City Council to conduct future regular and special Council meetings as electronic public meetings.
The reasons for holding an electronic public meeting are to limit the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and to remain in compliance with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-21, which prohibits any public gathering through April 13, 2020.
The electronic public meeting will be held as a telephonic conference. The public may participate in the electronic public meeting by calling 1-313-209-3070 and entering the conference code number 747690 when prompted. The public will be able to listen to all discussion by Council members and will be permitted to speak for up to 3 minutes during the public comment section of the agenda.
Members of the public, whether or not they are joining the electronic public meeting, may submit written comments and questions regarding any matter, including items of business that will come before the City Council. Written comments and questions may be submitted at any time. Those submitted prior to 12:00 noon on Friday, April 3, 2020 will be copied and included in the agenda packet for the meeting. Those submitted subsequent to 12:00 noon on Friday, April 3, 2020 but prior to the citizen comments portion of the agenda will be read aloud during the public comment portion of the agenda. Those submitted subsequent to the public comment portion of the agenda will be read aloud during the communications and committee reports section of the agenda. Only the first 3 minutes of written comments will be read aloud but the full text of written comments will be provided to City Council members subsequent to the meeting.
To be considered for inclusion in the agenda packet or to be read aloud during the meeting, public comments and questions must include the name and home address of the person submitting them and must not include language that would be considered vulgar or be interpreted as hate speech or fighting words. The comments and questions should also indicate the date of the electronic public meeting for which they are being submitted.
Written comments and questions should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Persons with disabilities who require assistance in order to participate in the electronic public meeting should contact the City at the earliest opportunity by emailing email@example.com or by calling 517-543-8843.