April 19, 2023 at 11:08 am
No, it’s not COVID-19 that has forced Essex County Council to meet remotely. This is insufficient space.
County councilors plan to meet online Wednesday night while renovations continue at the Essex Civic Center.
A statement from Essex said there was not enough space in the council chambers for meetings of members of the public, councilors and executives.
The refurbishment will increase the capacity of the Parliament Chamber.
“We are making these adjustments with the public in mind and will continue to hold virtual meetings while we make these improvements,” the statement said.
County legislators are meeting remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.