UPDATE: Well, the city tried to broadcast the city council meeting tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 11) but the bugs were biting: there was no sound. Also, the cable broadcast had no sound. Anyone know a person in the IT field or a kid who is tech savvy?
By Charles Sercombe
In spite of an explosive surge in the number of new Covid cases in Michigan, the Hamtramck Public School Board and city council meetings are being held in-person.
The state had allowed public bodies to hold meetings remotely, often through Zoom.
That allowed members of the school board and city council to attend their meetings at home — or wherever. It also allowed the public to view meetings and participate in public comment via Zoom.
That state permission went away after Dec. 31.
While the board and city council members have to attend in-person, that doesn’t mean the public has to.
Both the HPS District and the City of Hamtramck have set up live streaming of their meetings via YouTube.
However, the public will not be able to participate in the public comment portion of the meetings unless they are also at the meetings in-person.
It is not clear why the school district nor the city can once again set up the Zoom capability to allow the public to participate from remote locations.
In the meantime, here is the link to the HPS board meeting, held on the second Wednesday of each month starting at 6:30 p.m.:
You can also just go directly to this link:
The link for city council meetings, held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, starting at 7 p.m., is here:
Posted Jan. 11, 2022
Updated on Jan. 11, 2022, at 6 p.m.