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1 <br /> THE CITY OF <br /> CITY COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br /> PLEASANTON_ <br /> September 20, 2022 <br /> City Attorney <br /> City Clerk <br /> City Manager <br /> TITLE: ADOPT FINDINGS REGARDING PUBLIC HEALTH RELATED TO THE <br /> COVID-19 PANDEMIC TO SUPPORT CONTINUED VIRTUAL PUBLIC CITY <br /> MEETINGS PER RESOLUTION NO. 21-1249 <br /> SUMMARY <br /> With COVID-19 remaining a health concern, the City Council, subcommittees, <br /> commissions and committees are allowed by state law to hold virtually public meetings. <br /> While the Council has returned to in-person meetings, many City commissions, <br /> committees and subcommittees continue to meet virtually. State law (AB 361, 2021) <br /> requires the City to make public health findings to support continuing such virtual <br /> meetings. The Council adopted findings on October 5, 2021 by Resolution No. 21-1249, <br /> and confirmed ongoing public health concerns on November 2 and December 7, 2021, <br /> and January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 7, July 19, August 16, <br /> 2022. <br /> RECOMMENDATION <br /> Adopt by minute order the following findings: <br /> 1. COVID-19 variants continue to result in illness, isolation, and exposure of others; <br /> 2. Many commissions and committees have large memberships, and have meeting <br /> rooms where there is not sufficient space for physical distancing, nor robust air <br /> purifying, to safely reduce possible exposure, particularly with many persons <br /> asymptomatic. <br /> FINANCIAL STATEMENT <br /> No effect. Existing staff will continue to facilitate virtual meetings. <br /> Submitted by: Approved by: <br /> Daniel Sodergren J cely ' K ong Gerry Beaudin <br /> City Attorney City Clerk City Manager <br />