City Council Meeting Agenda | May 5, 2020
Posted on 05/01/2020

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To protect the health and safety of our residents, Councilmembers and staff, the May 5 City Council meeting will be held via video conference. Under new policy direction from the state, online meetings are still permitted, however, Cities can only conduct business that is considered essentially urgent or related to the COVID-19 response. 

During this meeting, staff will present an analysis of the COVID-19 impacts on the City's budget. The financial analysis looks at three scenarios that impact the City’s 2020 budget differently depending upon the speed of the recovery due to COVID 19. Based upon the assumptions used in a fast recovery to slow recovery the impact to the General Fund increases the currently budgeted operating deficit of $896,000 to a range of $1.125 million to $1.929 million.

Members of the public will still have a chance to listen, watch and participate. See below for instructions. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5. View the agenda packet here.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MAY 5 CITY COUNCIL MEETING

WATCH AND LISTEN

— Residents can watch and listen to the meeting online by using any web-enabled device to access this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82209048744. Zoom will walk you through the setup. If you log-in through the Zoom app, it will ask for your name and email address. If you join the meeting from your browser, you will only be asked to submit your name.

 

LISTEN

— You can also join the meeting by telephone. Call 1-253-215-8782  and input the Meeting ID 822-0904-8744 to listen. At that time, you will be prompted to enter a unique participant ID. This will not apply to the general public, so press # to skip.

 

COMMENT

— Persons wishing to comment during the meeting should contact the City Clerk at cityclerk@newcastlewa.gov by 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, to register to speak and receive further instructions. Participants will be placed on mute until any public comment periods, at which point those who have signed up will be given a chance to speak.

— You can also submit your comments to the City Council ahead of time in writing. Email your remarks to cityclerk@newcastlewa.gov by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5.

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