Alexandria City Council to Hold Emergency Meeting on March 24 to Continue COVID-19 Response

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Alexandria City Council to Hold Emergency Meeting on March 24 to Continue COVID-19 Response

­­For Immediate Release: March 23, 2020

To maintain social distancing during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the Alexandria City Council will meet by telephone on Tuesday, March 24, at 7 p.m. In accordance with state law, City Council will only consider items related to the emergency.

The docket will include an emergency ordinance implementing procedures to ensure continuity of city government and modify public meeting procedures and other public practices; an emergency ordinance to impose a moratorium on penalties and interest for restaurant meals taxes, hotel and short-term homesharing taxes, and business license taxes; resolutions to change the filing deadline for business personal property taxes and elderly and disabled tax relief applications; and a resolution authorizing the City Manager to apply for grants.

The public may view the docket and live meeting online, view the live meeting on Comcast Channel 70 in Alexandria, or listen to the meeting by calling 800.369.3102 and entering passcode 6274065#. Members of the public who wish to speak on items listed on the docket may register to speak by following the link at the top of the docket or by following the instructions provided on the call-in line during the meeting.

For additional changes to meetings, services and facilities, visit alexandriava.gov/Coronavirus.

For inquiries from the news media only, contact Craig Fifer, Director of Communications and Public Information, at craig.fifer@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3965.

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/114352.

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