On April 8, 2020, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued COVID-19 Related Emergency Order 20-12 in accordance with Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order suspending certain requirements of the Illinois Open Meetings Act. The Mayor’s Emergency Order allows members of the City Council to conduct their meetings through an electronic platform. City Council meetings will continue to be telecast live on CGTV (Comcast and i3 Broadband channel 5, U-verse channel 99), live streamed on the City’s website (champaignil.gov/CGTV), and recordings made available for subsequent on-demand viewing on the City’s website (champaignil.gov/CGTV).
Individual’s wishing to provide public comment to the City Council continue to have the opportunity to do so. A web form is available on the City’s website (champaignil.gov/publiccomment) which will let members of the public provide written comments to the Council on any item on the meeting agenda. The web form will ask for the individual’s name, city of residence, which agenda item they’d like to comment on, as well as their comments. Public comments may also be submitted in hard copy by placing them in the drop box outside of the Champaign City Building (102 N. Neil St., Champaign) before 2:00 pm on the day of the meeting. Hard copy public comments should also include the individual’s name, city of residence, which agenda item the comments pertain to, as well as their comments. Public comments will be included in the official meeting minutes. For more details about submitting public comments please visit champaignil.gov/publiccomment.
The complete Emergency Orders can be reviewed by visiting champaignil.gov/covid-19. The City of Champaign continues to thank the public for its patience and understanding during this challenging time.