Work Session cancelled, meetings to be held electronically
Colorado Springs City Council called a special meeting Wednesday, March 18 voting to suspend certain rules of the City Council until May 1, 2020 resulting from a public health emergency caused by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
City Council has determined that as a result of the public health emergency caused by COVID-19 it is necessary to suspend certain City Council Rules and Procedures requiring City Councilmembers to be physically present at meetings of the City Council. Rule 10-3 of the City Council Rules and Procedures allows City Council to suspend its rules by a majority vote of all members of Council.
City Council finds that it is necessary and appropriate because of the declaration of emergency related to COVID-19 to suspend provisions of Part 2 of its City Council Rules to permit electronic or telephonic meetings and voting, including, but not limited to providing for electronic or telephonic attendance and participation by the public for Council meetings. City Council will postpone all quasi-judicial matters to a date after April 20, 2020.
The City Council Work Session originally planned for March 23 is cancelled. The Regular Meeting on March 24 starting at 10 a.m. will be run electronically via teleconference. The meeting will still be broadcast by SpringsTV and livestreamed on the Colorado Springs City Council Facebook page @coscitycouncil.
City Hall is currently closed to the public. People wanting to participate in the Regular Council meeting on Tuesday can email general comments or comments regarding the agenda in advance to AllCouncil@coloradosprings.gov. Comments will also be taken during the meeting from the public via the Facebook Live’s comment section.