Friday, April 3: To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, all regular City Council Meetings and Work Sessions will be held virtually while the state and city are under states of emergency. Learn how to watch or make public comment.
The Durham City Council will hold its regularly scheduled City Council business meeting on Monday, April 6, 2020, beginning at 7 p.m.
The State of North Carolina, Durham County, and the City of Durham have declared States of Emergency in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Governor Roy Cooper has also issued Executive Orders 117, 118 and 121, which impose restrictions intended to slow the spread of COVID-19, which includes limiting large events and gatherings of more than 10 people.
Because of the risks to the public that would arise from continued in-person meetings, the City is converting regular City Council meetings and Work Sessions to a virtual format for the duration of the North Carolina and City of Durham States of Emergency.
Reports on the City’s actions in response to COVID-19 will be presented at the April 6 meeting as well as other matters that may come before Council.
The April 6, 2020 regular meeting agenda is now available for review at https://cityordinances.durhamnc.gov/OnBaseAgendaOnline/Meetings/ViewMeeting?id=381&doctype=1.
Individuals who wish to provide remarks for the City Council’s consideration during the April 6 Council Meeting must complete a Public Comment Form at https://durhamnc.gov/FormCenter/City-Council-11/Public-Comment-Form-224. The Public Comment Form will become inactive at 2 p.m. on April 6 and all submitted comments will be provided to the City Council for their review prior to the virtual meeting.
During the State of Emergency, the public comment form will be the method for the public to engage on agenda items. The window for comment will be the period after the agenda is posted until 2 p.m. of the virtual meeting date. Public comments are limited to 250 words.
For additional information, contact the City Clerk’s Office at (919) 560-4166, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.