Public Notice and Certification to Convene Virtual December Board Meetings (in accordance with Louisiana Legislature Act 302 and Proclamation 159 JBE 2020)

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, December 8, 2020.

On March 13, 2020, the Governor of Louisiana issued Proclamation 27 JBE 2020, declaring a Public Health Emergency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Louisiana. Whereas, Louisiana Legislature Act 302, and additional measures to ensure public safety and limit the spread of COVID-19 were further enacted on November 5, 2020 by Proclamation 159 JBE 2020 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, December 8, 2020 in a virtual setting. Therefore, in accordance with Proclamation 159 JBE 2020 and Louisiana Legislature Act 302 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’ December meetings will convene remotely, via teleconferencing or videoconferencing.

Meetings on Tuesday, December 8th will begin at 12:30p.m. and will be live streamed 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, December 7th , 2020.

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

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