Quincy News

Public can attend city meetings starting Monday

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Jun. 27, 2020 12:20 am

QUINCY -- For the first time in months, members of the public will be admitted on Monday, June 29, into City Council chambers at Quincy City Hall, according to an announcement from city leaders.

The announcement comes as the state moves into the next phase of Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's "Restore Illinois" Plan.

Within council chambers, the dais has been reconfigured to allow for council members to sit in a tiered format and to practice social distancing.

Due to the restrictions on seating capacity, chambers will have 15 open seats available to the public. Residents who want to attend must register with the city by calling 217-228-4510 or by emailing cityclerk@quincyil.gov. Residents also will be required to give their name at the door to enter Quincy City Hall.

City leaders say priority will be given to those who have business before the council. The city will make attempts to increase the amount of open seats by limiting attendance of department leaders to only those who have business before the council.

All attendees are requested to wear a mask while entering the building, though the mask may be removed when seated.

The city has ended livestreaming meetings.