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Oakdale Council Plans Video Conference Session

Oakdale city officials are testing technology right now to make sure they can hold the next City Council meeting on April 6, 2020 via video conferencing.

“The City Council chambers will not be open to the public but the City Council meeting will be available to the public via teleconferencing and video conferencing methods,” explained City Manager Bryan Whitemyer. “The goal is to have systems in place that allow the public to not only see the meeting but to provide public comment and input.”

Look for additional details on that process in the April 1 issue of The Leader.

“Our city staff has been amazing through this ordeal. We have a fabulous team and they want to serve the community to the best of their ability,” Whitemyer said. “These are unprecedented times and I think we all are a little anxious, but we will take things one day at a time, follow our safety procedures and do all we can to stay healthy and safe.”

Overall, Whitemyer added, he said it appears as though the community has handled the initial stages of the COVID-19 situation well.

“We continue to encourage Oakdale residents and businesses to follow Governor Newsom’s directive to Stay-At-Home. The order asks the following businesses to stay closed:

• Dine-in restaurants

• Bars and nightclubs

• Entertainment venues

• Gyms and fitness studios

• Public events and gatherings

• Convention Centers

• Hair and nail salons

“We strongly encourage our residents to take COVID-19 seriously,” Whitemyer said.

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