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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Emergency Declaration Suspends Public Hearings and Comments at Eagle Meetings

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Monday, March 23, 2020, Eagle Mayor Jason Pierce signed a Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency that impacts public hearings and public comment at City of Eagle Meetings. This Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency follows Governor Brad Little’s Proclamation on March 18, 2020, suspending certain requirements of Idaho Code Section 74-203(5) regarding the conduct of and participation in open public meetings.

Eagle’s Emergency Declaration includes the following:

  1. All public hearings in which members of the public are entitled to present oral testimony are hereby suspended during the term of the emergency declaration unless rescinded earlier or extended past June 30, 2020. 
  2. Public comment periods during regular and special city council meetings shall be suspended during the term of the emergency declaration unless rescinded earlier or extended past June 30, 2020. 
  3. All regular and special city council meetings may be postponed or conducted in accordance with Idaho’s Open Meeting laws as qualified by the Governor’s Proclamation of March 18, 2020. 
  4. The suspension under Paragraphs 1 and 2 above, may be rescinded in its entirety if the City is able to establish alternative technological means for the public to appropriately observe and/or testify at a public hearing without attending such hearing in person. 

Click here to read the full Declaration that was signed by Mayor Pierce. 

Click here to view the Governor’s Proclamation.

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