For those in self-quarantine on behalf of their neighbors and not attending public gatherings like the council meetings as a social distancing measure, Thank you.
We're providing video/audio of tonight's City Council meetings that went forward regardless of the COVID-19 threat and despite all other city board/commission meetings being cancelled, the schools being closed, the library being closed and restaurants being closed outside of takeout and delivery. Governor Inslee also restricted meetings of over 50 people today and we heard, but haven't confirmed, that the city of Vancouver canceled their city council's workshop meeting.
This is the Camas City Council Regular Meeting in it's entirety for your review. It was ready to post less than an hour after the meeting concluded and there is no reason the city couldn't do this themselves for those wondering why we wait weeks at a time for meeting video in some cases.
Be sure to watch the open and closing statements by your neighbor Doug Strabel. They discussed took the roundabout project construction budget approval out of the consent agenda (a blanket vote on everything) for further discussion and later, after each council member made an argument for why to vote yes on the roundabout without once discussing the currently reality of COVID-19 prep and the unsure future of our economy, they voted unanimously to approve it.
Mayor Barry, Melissa Smith and Jennifer Gorsuch were absent.
Everyone stay safe.