Teleconference Allowed During COVID-19 Emergency

ORC 121.22, concerning the Open Meetings Act, was amended by a provision in Amended Substitute
House Bill 197 to allow members of a public body to hold and attend meetings and conduct and attend hearings by means of teleconference, video conference or other electronic technology. Any resolution, rule or formal action shall have the same effect as if it had occurred in an open public meeting. Members of the public body who attend using technology are considered present and permitted to vote and shall have their presence counted for purposes of determining a quorum. The language requires public bodies provide 24-hour notice to the public and the media unless an emergency arises and provides that the public and media have access to the hearing or meeting commensurate with the method in which the meeting is being conducted. The public shall have the right to observe and hear the discussions and deliberations of all members participating in the public body. When conducting a hearing the body must establish a way, through the use of widely available electronic equipment, to communicate with witnesses and to receive testimony or evidence. The teleconference provision was established through end of end of State of Emergency or December 1, 2020 whichever occurs first. 

Web Ex Information:

https://webex-505671.my.webex.com/webex-505671.my/j.php?MTID=m0e21ee807e034c95c86695f1cd4db48b

Dialing In Call: 1-408-418-9388       Meeting access code: 799 466 234                   Meeting password: 06042020

 

Agendas/Case Documents

June 4 Agenda

Case 6-2020 Updated Materials 4/17       Case 6-2020 BZA -  2930 Eight Mile Road     Staff Summary   June Updated Material & Letter   Staff Summary

Case 11-2020 BZA - 2138 Harcourt   Staff Summary

Case 12-2020 BZA - 1826 Eight Mile      Staff Summary

Case 13-2020 BZA - 674 Eversole     Staff Summary