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File #: 21-0121    Version: 1
Type: Gen. Bus. - Staff Report Status: Passed
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 4/6/2021 Final action: 4/6/2021
Title: Report on In-Person City Council Meetings (City Clerk Tamura and Information Technology Director Hackelman). a) RECEIVE REPORT b) DISCUSS AND PROVIDE DIRECTION
Attachments: 1. In-Person City Council Meeting Facility Comparison
TO:
Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THROUGH:
Bruce Moe, City Manager

FROM:
Liza Tamura, City Clerk
Terry Hackelman, Information Technology Director
Robert Rodriguez, Information Systems Specialist
Martha Alvarez, Senior Deputy City Clerk

SUBJECT:Title
Report on In-Person City Council Meetings (City Clerk Tamura and Information Technology Director Hackelman).
a) RECEIVE REPORT
b) DISCUSS AND PROVIDE DIRECTION
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Recommended Action
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends that the City Council receive the report on conducting in-person City Council meetings and provide direction.
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FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
There are no fiscal implications from this report. However, there will be costs associated with modifying operations to accommodate for COVID-19 protocols, including securing cleaning supplies, purchase of mobile and stationary plexiglass partitions, face coverings, additional janitorial cost, and purchasing a device for the integration of Zoom meetings with the web and MBTV broadcast. Total costs will be determined upon City Council direction.

BACKGROUND:
Following the State of California and Los Angeles County declarations of emergency due to the COVID-19, the City Council declared a State of Emergency on March 13, 2020, and closed numerous City facilities, including City Hall, City Council Chambers, Joslyn Community Center, Police/Fire Conference Room, Manhattan Heights and other indoor spaces to the public.

At the onset of closing City Hall and the City Council Chambers, City Council meetings were conducted using cable livestream and teleconferencing. Starting with April 29, 2020, City Council meetings were conducted via Zoom.

While outdoor City facilities began reopening beginning summer 2020, the City's indoor workspaces have remained closed to the public, including City Council Chambers due to an abundance of caution and to adhere to Los Angeles County Public Health Of...

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