Public Notice and Certification to Convene Virtual April Board Meetings (in accordance with RS:42.17.1 and Proclamation 29 JBE 2021)

The Board of Commissioners of the Regional Planning Commission of Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parishes (hereinafter known as the RPC), and the Transportation Policy Committee thereto, have scheduled Regular Monthly Meetings for Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

On March 02, 2021, the Governor of Louisiana issued Proclamation 29 JBE 2021, declaring a Public Health Emergency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Louisiana. Whereas RS 42.17.1, and additional measures to ensure public safety and limit the spread of COVID-19 were further enacted on January 15, 2021 by Proclamation 18 JBE 2021 which provides for public meetings via telephone and video conferencing in the event of an emergency proclamation by the Governor.

The Chair of the Board of the RPC and the Transportation Policy Committee thereto hereby certifies that in order to protect the welfare of the citizens of Louisiana, and in order to ensure the presence of a quorum of board members, which would otherwise not be possible under the present circumstances, it is necessary to conduct meetings on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 in a virtual setting. Therefore, in accordance with Proclamation 29 JBE 2021 and RS 42:17.1 and in consideration of the safety and well-being of the Boards’ members, staff, and communities directly impacted by the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the Boards’ April meetings will convene remotely, via teleconferencing or videoconferencing

Further, and pursuant to the mandates of LA RS 42:17.1(A)(2) the Chair of the Board of the RPC and the Transportation Policy Committee certifies that the agenda of said meeting is limited to items enumerated under RS:42:17.1(2)(a-c). Agenda items introduced pursuant to RS:42:17.1(A)(2)(d) will be subject to approval by the Board by a two thirds vote prior to a vote for adoption.

Meetings on Tuesday, April 13th will begin at 12:30p.m. and will be livestreamed using the

platform. Public comments will be accepted during the livestream through the use of the chat feature. Agendas

for the meetings, as well as the public link to access the livestream of the meetings will be posted on the

respective Board website and distributed to our public notification list, no later than 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 12th, 2021

For questions regarding the virtual board meetings, please email Malissa Dietsch-Givhan at [email protected]

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