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Council on break, will meet next week
Thursday, June 25, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano
Though City Council is technically on “summer break,” we live in interesting times, so it isn’t a huge surprise that Council is now planning to meet next week. According to a post on the City Council Message Board, Council will meet virtually on June 29 at 1 p.m. to discuss coronavirus-related topics. Though the agenda has not yet been posted, Mayor Steve Adler proposed including:
- Reports from Dr. Escott and Austin Public Health: what’s being done to deal with the rise in cases, hospital admissions, and infectivity we’re now seeing.
- Information on recent modeling and what that tells us about future scenarios and timelines
- As specifically requested by Mayor Pro Tem Garza, and to which I emphatically agree is key, our current strategies to deal with and mitigate and current and planned efforts to address the protections for and the disproportionate and increasing outbreak in vulnerable communities, especially the Black and the Latinx/Hispanic communities.
- Reports on RISE and other Covid funding, including an assessment of possible budget increases for fighting the virus itself
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