Duarte on Tuesday will host its first hybrid in-person/virtual format City Council meeting, the city announced Friday.
To remain compliant with current COVID-19 health orders, in-person attendance will be limited, with social distancing, and masks will be required. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
“Duarte is excited to greet residents again in-person — from a distance, of course — starting with our city council meetings,” said Mayor Pro Tem Margaret Finlay.
“We are very appreciative of resident participation in our meetings, and believe the virtual and in-person format will maximize the opportunity for citizen input.”
Per current L.A. County Department of Public Health orders, up to 30 people — which includes City Council members and staff — will be able to participate in the meeting from the Council Chambers at 1600 Huntington Drive.
The city said that up to 12 additional people can participate from an onsite overflow room, and that all in-person guests must have their temperature checked upon arrival. Eating and drinking are prohibited.
In-person attendees who wish to comment on agenda items will need to fill out speaker cars with staff and wait until their name is called to step up to the mic.
Residents who prefer to participate in the meeting virtually can still do so via Zoom. The city will post the Zoom registration link for the meeting on the first page of the agenda packet, located on the city’s website.
All speakers, both in-person and virtual, will have three minutes.
Procedures may continue to evolve for future City Council meetings as health orders change, the city said.