The Vienna Town Council will meet tonight (Tuesday) to consider virtual meetings for the town’s lawmakers, board members and commissioners.
According to the meeting’s agenda, the town will consider adopting a “Continuity of Government Ordinance” that would last for 60 days.
According to a draft of the ordinance, public entities would be allowed to meet electronically after providing a public notice three days in advance.
People would have the chance to access and comment on the meeting electronically.
Noting that “the COVID-19 pandemic makes it unsafe to assemble in one location a quorum for public bodies,” the ordinance says that non-emergency public hearings may get postponed.
The town’s proposal comes on the heels of Gov. Ralph Northam issuing a stay-at-home order to Virginians yesterday.
The state has recently seen an increasing number of COVID-19 cases — especially in Fairfax County.
The emergency meeting is set to start at 7 p.m.