City of Camas Moves Public Meetings Online (Press Release 4/1/20 - City Update Posted 4/4/20)

This was a press released to media on 4/1/20 - The city did not add an update announcing this on the Camas' homepage until 4/4 (the Saturday before the discussed Monday meeting)

Change Enacted to Support COVID-19 Practices, Adhere to State Guidelines CAMAS, Wash. (April 1, 2020) – Based on Gov. Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy proclamation as well as guidance from the Office of the Attorney General, all City of Camas public meetings now until April 23, 2020, will occur remotely through an interactive online event tool, Zoom video webinar. Public comment will be accepted at the start and close of the online public meeting, as usual, and may also be submitted in writing to Camas City Council convenes on the first and third Monday of the month. For April 6, the workshop meeting has been canceled, and the regular meeting will take place via Zoom at 7 p.m. The agenda will only address items that are necessary and routine or which are necessary to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. All other matters will be deferred until the public has its normal methods to attend. In the upcoming weeks, Council and Staff will revisit whether the April 20 regular meeting is needed. The public can watch the events live or view them afterward as a recording. Agendas, Zoom web links and Zoom phone numbers will be shared in advance of the meeting on the City website, social media, CamasConnect app and meeting portal, To view or participate in the live Zoom webinar, individuals will need to download the ZOOM Cloud Meetings software on their computer or download the app to their mobile device. Alternatively, individuals may call in to the event using the Zoom phone number provided. The City is aware of issues regarding unwarranted access to Zoom and has taken additional precautions to secure the platform for trouble-free viewing and participation. The City will continue to monitor newly released information to determine additional modifications as needed. For up-to-date programming and operations changes, the public is encouraged to visit Contact: Bernie Bacon, 360-817-1591 /

NOTE: City Clerk Bernie Bacon's email address was not a clickable link (as other web links in this article were) upon original posting. here is that email address in a clickable link