In person meetings return to Poughkeepsie

Former Poughkeepsie Council Chair Sarah Salem. Mid-Hudson News file photo.

POUGHKEEPSIE – City of Poughkeepsie officials have announced that in-person public meetings will resume the week of March 21, 2022.  Council Chairperson Sarah Salem has implied that the virtual format may still be used.

“We surely hope the worst of this pandemic is behind us, and we can get back to some sense of normalcy,” said Mayor Rob Rolison. “This has been a difficult period, but I am proud of city staffers who have stepped up and found creative and innovative ways to allow the city to continue to do business and to hold public meetings and hearings.”

Common Council Chair Sarah Salem indicated that public participation at meetings had increased with the meetings taking place online and hinted towards keeping virtual meetings an option to conduct city business.  “Because we witnessed an increase in public participation thanks to the virtual meeting platform, moving forward we’re working with city hall staff to see if a hybrid approach might be available to us so as not to lose this increased engagement”

The city’s public meetings are also videoed and made available for replay on the city’s website

Information about upcoming meetings can be found by clicking here

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