WHEREAS COVID-19 has been declared a global pandemic;
WHEREAS the City of White Rock has been able to continue to provide the public access to the meetings through live streaming;
WHEREAS holding public meetings in the City Hall Council Chambers, where all the audio/video equipment has been set up for the live streaming program, would not be possible without breaching physical distancing restrictions due to its size, and holding public meetings at the White Rock Community Centre would cause further financial impact to City Operations due to staffing resources and not enable live streaming;
WHEREAS Ministerial Orders require an adopted motion in order to hold public meetings electronically, without members of the public present in person at the meeting;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Governance and Legislation Committee (including all members of Council) authorizes the City of White Rock to hold the February 22, 2021 meeting to be video streamed and available on the City’s website, and without the public present in the Council Chambers.