LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ meetings will reopen for in-person public attendance Tuesday for the first time since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Attendance at the 9:30 a.m. meeting at the Hall of Administration will be limited to 100 people, and all attendees will be asked to wear face masks.
The board meetings will continue to be accessible online and telephonically, and residents can make public comments remotely over the phone.
I am pleased that our Board meetings will be re-opened to the public and I’m hopeful that our County’s residents will be ready to re-engage in person,” she said in a statement to City News Service. “Public participation and input during or policy discussions are a critical part of our democratic process.Kathryn Barger, Supervisor 5th District
The decision to resume in-person meetings was prompted by the county’s recent move from the “medium” to “low” COVID-19 community activity level, as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Most cities around LA County have resumed in person meetings, with Inglewood continuing to deny the public access to council chambers. Residents are allowed to congregate, with no mask requirements in the lecture hall of the Inglewood Main Library.
Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. has said keeping the public out of City Hall past the 2nd floor is to protect the safety of the employees and because the state allows restricting access under AB 361.
Inglewood is one of the only cities in LA County offering employees $1000 in exchange for obtaining COVID-19 vaccinations. The City set aside $677,000 in funds received under the American Rescue Plan Act to fund the cash incentive.
City News Service contributed to this report.