City Council and staff to telecommute, cancel committee meetings for remainder of March

Late this afternoon, Council President Lorena Gonzalez and Council President Pro Tem Teresa Mosqueda issued a directive to the city’s Legislative Department outlining several measures the department will take to address the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.  Topping the list: all department employees are instructed to telecommute through the end of the month, and all committee meetings will be cancelled for the remainder of March.

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Photos from Monday afternoon’s swearing-in ceremony

This afternoon, Council members Herbold, Morales, Pedersen, Juarez, Strauss and Lewis took their oath of office and deliver some prepared remarks (Sawant will take her oath of office next week, but addressed the audience today too). Also, Lorena Gonzalez was elected Council President by her peers. Here is a gallery of photos from this afternoon’s swearing-in ceremony and the new Council’s first meeting.  

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