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File #: 2020-1104    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Consent
File created: 9/10/2020 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 9/22/2020 Final action: 9/22/2020
Title: Commission District(s): All Districts Authorize the temporary suspension of the start time of the Night Committee of the Whole Meetings for the October 20, 2020 Committee of the Whole Meeting and modify timing for public comment at such meeting.

Public Hearing: YES ? NO ? Department: Board of Commissioners

SUBJECT:
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Commission District(s): All Districts
Authorize the temporary suspension of the start time of the Night Committee of the Whole Meetings for the October 20, 2020 Committee of the Whole Meeting and modify timing for public comment at such meeting.
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Information Contact: Stephen R. Bradshaw, Presiding Officer
Phone Number: 404-371-4749

PURPOSE:
Because of the COVID- 19 crisis, this Item seeks to temporarily suspend the provision in the Standing Procedural Rules requiring a 5:30 p.m. October 20, 2020 Night Committee of the Whole Meeting.

NEED/IMPACT:
To suspend the 5:30 pm start time of the October 20, 2020 Night Committee of the Whole Meeting. Night Committee of the Whole Meetings are to be held at three (3) different locations around the County to allow more citizen involvement. During these night meetings, a public comment section normally starts at 6:30 pm. Due to the Board of Commissioners' remote operations and the prevalence of citizens working from home due to the COVID- 19 Pandemic, Night Committee of the Whole Meetings at different locations are not needed and a 9:00 am start time seems to make more sense at this juncture.

With the timing of the Night Committee of the Whole Meeting suspended, the October 20, 2020 Committee of the Whole meeting shall commence at 9:00 AM with email public comments accepted between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM on the date of such meeting. Such public comments shall be read into the record at the conclusion of the COW Meeting. While the Standing Procedural Rules do not directly address temporary suspension, the County Attorney has suggested that five votes be obtained to allow this temporary suspension as five votes is the number required to amend the BOC's Standing Procedural Rules.

FISCAL IMPACT:
There is no fiscal impact caused by the suspension of the start time of the Octob...

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