Alex Brandon – Associated Press
April 20, 2020
Most city councils around the metro area are meeting remotely during the pandemic, via video or phone conferencing. But meetings aren’t mandatory — and some cities, like Brooklyn Center, are opting out altogether.
“Because we didn’t have the technological capabilities established at the time and because having in-person meetings would have been detrimental to the public health, we thought it was critical to cancel those meetings,” Mayor Mike Elliott said.