UPDATED Monday, March 23 – The global health emergency caused by COVID-19 and how to provide essential city services tops the agenda when City Council meets tonight.
The session, officials say, will now be open to the public to ensure citizens have access to governmental discussions. Last week, the city had planned to close the session out of concern for the 10-person gathering rule.
All city buildings were closed Thursday and those will remain so during regular business hours.
Council meets at 6:30 p.m. today in chambers, 315 E. Jackson.
Discussions on COVID-19 response and renewing the disaster declaration will top the agendan.
“The City of El Campo continues to monitor and react to COVID-19. In the last week, we’ve taken numerous actions to protect our workforce and citizens,” City Manager Courtney Sladek said. “We will continue to provide updates as they become available. On Monday night, the Council will meet to discuss next steps, as we look to extend our declaration of a public health emergency.”