If they wish, the members of Prince Rupert City Council will be able continue to make it a Zoom event for their Council sessions, as that and a range of other 'temporary measures' are set to become permanent once the current COVID related measures come to an end.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has changed all our lives, and local governments have been on the front lines delivering the critical services people in communities count on. The lessons we’ve learned during the past year have shown us how we can do things better. We are hearing that having the option to participate in public hearings and meetings virtually is more equitable for people who face barriers to joining in person, which is why we are giving communities the power to do a mix of virtual, in-person or hybrid meetings, while maintaining transparency safeguards.”
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