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Council to Return to Chambers, Limiting Capacity to 20 Residents

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Columbus City Council will meet in person at the City Hall chambers, with regularly scheduled meetings open to the public for the first time since March of last year.

Public seating will be limited to 20 residents, with limited additional seating in an adjacent conference room. Directors and staff will continue to participate remotely to accommodate the social distancing of Councilmembers and residents.

However, Council still urged residents to submit their testimony in writing rather than in person. Virtual online testimony will continue to be offered on regular agenda items, except zonings.

Parties presenting testimony during the Zoning Committee meeting of Council are required to be sworn in before giving testimony, which will require attendance of the meeting in person.

Unvaccinated residents are requested to wear masks while in the chambers.

For more information on submitting written testimony in favor or opposition to an ordinance, visit columbus.gov/council/toolkit/rules-for-speaking-at-city-council.

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