MONTGOMERY - Gov. Kay Ivey signed a proclamation giving governmental bodies in the state the ability to hold meetings via telephone conference, video conference or other similar communications equipment.
The proclamation affects bodies such as the Marion County Commission, city and town councils and boards of education within the county that are unable to hold open public meetings with 25 or more individuals.
This is due to new guidelines under the current state of emergency caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.
The proclamation states, however, that any deliberation conducted, or action taken, during the meeting is limited to matters within the governmental body’s authority that is necessary to respond to COVID-19 or necessary to perform essential minimum functions of the governmental body.
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