Bethlehem City Council meeting tomorrow night Tuesday, July 7 — open to the public again

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Our next City Council meeting — the “face” of Bethlehem City government — occurs tomorrow night Tuesday, July 7, at 7PM.

Per these instructions from the City, note that the meeting is open to the public again as well accessible online. Public comment can be made in person or by phone.

While the meeting is open, due to the COVID-19 pandemic masks are required, and social distancing will be enforced per posted signage. Rather than attending the meeting in person, we encourage members of the public to watch the meeting live-streamed on YouTube at “City of Bethlehem Council” YouTube channel at this website address.

PUBLIC COMMENT PHONE INSTRUCTIONS

REMOTE PUBLIC COMMENT PHONE INSTRUCTIONS. If you would like to speak during the City Council July 7, 2020 Meeting, please sign up per the instructions below or call into the meeting when the Council President announces he will take public comment calls. If you would like to sign up to speak, email the following information to the Bethlehem City Clerk’s office (cityclerk@bethlehem-pa.gov) no later than 12:00 PM on July 7, 2020 (a) name; (b) address; (c) phone number; and (d) topic of comments. If you are signed up to speak, the City Council President will call you from (610) 997-7963. After all signed-up speakers talk, the Council President will ask whether anyone else would like to make public comments. If you want to speak at that time, call the Bethlehem City Council public comment phone line at (610) 997-7963. NOTES. Calls to the public comment phone number will only be accepted during the designated public comment period with a 5 minute time limit. If you call and the line is busy, please call back when the current speaker is finished. As soon as your call begins, please turn off all speakers, computer speakers, televisions, or radios. At the start of your call, please state your name and address. A five minute time limit will apply to any public comments.

Find the Council agenda and supporting documents here.

Of especial interest will be the Resolution urging the creation of a
Community Engagement Initiative in the City of Bethlehem by Council members  Reynolds and Crampsie Smith.

And Gadfly assumes we’ll have another update on the coronavirus situation as well.

And there’s always the unexpected.

As long as he has flutter in his wings, Gadfly urges “attending” City Council.

Participate. Be informed.

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