On Tuesday, the Brentwood City Council will discuss the timeline of returning to in-person public meetings in the council chambers, receive updates on plans to reopen other city facilities and plans for community events.
The following facilities are planned to reopen to the public consistent with CCHS, CDPH, CDC, and California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) guidance and regulations.
- City Hall. Employees are increasingly returning to in-person work in anticipation of a July 6, 2021 planned reopening of City Hall to the public without an appointment for most City services. Cal-OSHA regulations will continue to govern policies for employees in the workplace.
- Council Chambers. Staff is available to host in-person and virtual participation meetings at the Council’s direction and timing, including hosting members virtually and in-person simultaneously, as desired. All City Commissions would follow this direction and timing, as directed. Other adjacent cities/public agencies are planning for in-person public meetings in August/September, while others have been open for some time.
- Community Center. Currently open for classes, and limited small group rentals.
- Senior Center. Currently leased for a COVID-19 testing site, and hosting vaccination clinics. The lease is through October 31, 2021, and not currently anticipated to be renewed. Portions of the facility will also be used for limited summer camp programs in late July.
- Park Water Features. Water features at Blue Goose Park, City Park, Rainbows End Park and Dolphin Park are planned to be open and active by June 24, 2021or sooner.
Updates on major community events are outlined below:
- Summer Concerts Series. Cancelled for 2021.
- Movies in the Park. Staff is assessing for later summer, and/or fall 2021.
- Tree Lighting. Staff is planning an in-person event this winter.
According to the Staff Report, the city will follow all Contra Costa Health Services, California Department of Health, CDC, and Cal/OSHA guidance and regulations–whichever is most restrictive for employees and the public entering city facilities and participating in community events and programing.
Staff is seeking direction from the city council on timelines as to reopening the city.
- 7:00 pm at Tuesday, June 22
- Agenda: Click here
- Public Comments: c[email protected]
“According to the Staff Report, the city will follow all Contra Costa Health Services, California Department of Health, CDC, and Cal/OSHA guidance and regulations–whichever is most restrictive for employees and the public…”
For a city that usually has somewhat reasonable government, this is “leading from behind”, overly oppressive, and cowardly foot dragging. Round #2 for the City that wants to celebrate our freedom by taking reservations for street curbs and limiting attendance for the 4th of July parade.
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