The monthly meeting of the City Council will be held in-person tonight. This is their first in person meeting since April 2020. Municipal Boards and Commissions are able to chose now whether to have meetings in public, online or a hybrid.
Danbury City Council chambers has been undergoing renovation, and is now ready for in-person meetings.
Members of the public attending tonight's meeting are required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status, and must sign in at the front desk with the security guard. Residents are asked to leave at least one seat between other attendees. Any resident or taxpayer participating in the public speaking portion of the meeting is asked to keep their face mask on while speaking.
A livestream for viewing only will be available for tonight's meeting, which starts at 7:30pm. The City Council included a Zoom link for the first time in a year last month, but there was a Zoom bomb incident. The Council stopped including a link for live participation after the Danbury Board of Ed was Zoom-bombed in July 2020.
The old dais in the City Council meeting room had the 21 members and the Mayor sitting shoulder to shoulder, with no room for social distancing. The redesign involves adding a second dais, in front of the existing one, and removing a couple of rows of seating for the public. A handicap accessible ramp to the upper dais is also being added.