As the #COVID19 situation facing our nation continues to evolve, so, too, must our response. While I was optimistic that the Board of Aldermen (BOA) meeting scheduled for this evening could continue as planned, guidelines/recommendations from a number of agencies, including Johnson County Emergency Management Agency (JCEMA) & the Johnson County COVID-19 Task Force, suggest that public meetings should be suspended for the time being in the interest of public health & safety. As such, the March 17 BOA meeting is canceled.
An emergency BOA work session will be scheduled for the very near future to address our local response to the pandemic, & existing agenda items will be carried over to the next public/non-emergency meeting. In the meantime, we will continue to actively monitor the situation as we also work diligently to implement a virtual method for conducting all municipal meetings in the future (i.e., while county, state, & national emergencies are in effect). Please keep posted for details.
In closing, I thank you for your understanding & support as the BOA & City Administration/Staff work together to ensure sound governance & local wellness. Stay well!