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Lompoc City Council practices social distancing during coronavirus-related meeting

Posted at 9:49 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-28 02:16:04-04

On Friday night, Lompoc City Council had a special, socially-distanced meeting to discuss coronavirus-related issues.

Chairs were spaced apart for community members that attended the meeting; and for those that could not be there in-person, phone-in questions were fielded by the council. Community members were also able to submit questions via email.

At the meeting, the Transient Occupancy Tax, which is normally paid through hotels to the city was pushed back, allowing hotels to use that money for operations.

The other agenda item which regarded residential and commercial evictions was "terminated" -- as it was usurped by the state order proclaiming the suspension of residential evictions.

Lompoc Mayor Jenelle Osborne says that the city is waiting to see how future state orders will impact the city's plans going forward.

"We do plan to continue the call-ins for as long as we need to with the social distancing," Mayor Osborne said. She also encouraged community members to email in agenda items in the future as they will be included in the public packets at meetings.