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The first virtual City Council meeting in Danville’s history, with Council members and City staff logging in remotely, was held Tuesday evening and lasted more than three hours.
Citizens were able to view the meeting on River City TV, the city’s government access channel. River City TV aired both the business and work sessions on cable and streaming on the River City TV Facebook page.
There were no public hearing items scheduled for this meeting.
The city is under a local state of emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Earlier this month, City Council ratified the emergency declaration and adopted a resolution that allows for temporary changes to how public meetings are conducted to continue operations.
The changes enable meetings to proceed virtually during this local state of emergency.
During the meeting, City Council voted to:
These votes took place during the Council’s business session. Following the business session, the Council met in a work session. In work sessions, Council reviews non-routine matters that will be voted upon in future business meetings.
In last night’s work session, Council reviewed the latest financial statements, discussed a moral obligation for Litehouse Foods, and reviewed the proposed budget for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1.
The proposed budget is a working draft. Public hearings will be held in May and June.
Final adoption must take place no later than June 30. The final budget will serve as a framework for city operations from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021. The final budget will serve as a framework for city operations from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.