Public Notice and Certification to Convene Virtual January Board Meetings (in accordance with RS:29:721 and Proclamation 235 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 January 11, 2022.
On March 11, 2020, the Governor of Louisiana issued Proclamation 25 JBE 2020, declaring a Public Health
Emergency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Louisiana. Whereas RS 29:721, and additional measures
to ensure public safety and limit the spread of COVID-19 were further enacted on December 22, 2021 by
Proclamation 235 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, January 11th, 2022 in a virtual setting. Therefore, in accordance with
Proclamation 235 JBE 2021 and RS 29:721and 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’
January meetings will convene remotely, via teleconferencing or videoconferencing
Further, and pursuant to the mandates of LA RS 29:721 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:29:721. Agenda items introduced pursuant to RS: 29:721 will be subject to approval by the Board by two
thirds vote prior to a vote for adoption.
Meetings on Tuesday, January 11th will begin at 12:30p.m. and will be livestreamed using the
GoToWebinar.com 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, January 10th, 2022.
For questions regarding the virtual board meetings, please email Malissa Dietsch-Givhan at
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