City announcement and instructions for the August 11 Public Safety Committee meeting

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The City of Bethlehem announces:

The Bethlehem City Council Public Safety Committee will hold a virtual meeting on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at 6:00 PM, to discuss City of Bethlehem police use of force polices and statistics as well as the proposed Community Engagement Initiative.

This meeting will be live-streamed on YouTube at “City of Bethlehem Council” YouTube channel at the following website address:


Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, general access to Town Hall is currently closed.  If you would like to speak during the virtual meeting, you can preregister to participate on a device through a webinar application or use your phone. If you use the webinar application, you should be able to see shared documents discussed at the meeting.

You can preregister at:

After entering your name and email address, you will receive an email confirmation with a link to join the meeting on the scheduled date and time. You will be able to speak using your device microphone (if installed and enabled) or via phone using a phone number in your registration confirmation email. Prior to the meeting, it is recommended that you click the link “check system requirements” in the registration email to confirm your device compatibility.

If you would like to sign up to make public comments by phone, please email the City Clerk’s office ( no later than 3:00 PM on August 11, 2020 or call (610) 997-7963 when the Public Safety Committee Chairperson announces he will take public comment calls. Phone calls will only be accepted during the designated public comment period. Please note, a five minute time limit will apply to all public comments.

MEETING DOCUMENTS. The August 11, 2020 Public Safety Committee meeting documents are located at:

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