Public Notice and Certification to Convene Virtual October Board Meetings (in accordance with R.S.72:721, and Proclamation 181 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, October 12, 2021.
Pursuant to La R.S. 29:721, et seq., and proclamation 181 JBE 2021 on September 28th 2021 a statewide public
health emergency is declared to continue to exist in the State of Louisiana as a result of the continued threat
posed to Louisiana citizens by COVID-19, the effects of which continue to threaten the lives and health of the
citizen of the state. Whereas RS 42.17.1, and additional measures to ensure public safety and limit the spread of
COVID-19 were 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, October 12, 2021 in a virtual setting. Therefore, in accordance with Proclamation
181 JBE 2021 and RS 27:721 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’ October 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, October 12th 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, October 11th 2021.
For questions regarding the virtual board meetings, please email Malissa Dietsch-Givhan at [email protected]