FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 7, 2021
City of Kingston
Board and Commission Meetings Return to Virtual
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble has
announced that, due to the growing number of Covid cases in our area, City of
Kingston Board and Commission meetings will be held virtually going forward.
Last week, Governor Hochul signed
legislation extending virtual access to public meetings under New York State's
Open Meetings Law, which allows residents to virtually participate in local
government meetings. The extension will be in effect until January 15, 2022.
City of Kingston Boards and Commissions will now have the ability to meet
remotely, as long as proper notice is given and the meeting is recorded and
electronic transcripts are made available.
“At this time, I encourage all of our
Boards and Commissions to meet remotely whenever possible,” said Mayor Noble.
“I have not yet heard what the Common Council plans to do, but I am sure we
will be updated by the Council President in the near future.”
Updated meeting information will be posted
on the homepage calendar on the City’s website: https://kingston-ny.gov/.