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McKeesport City Council will not meet this week, said a spokesperson for Mayor Michael Cherepko. The next scheduled meeting is March 3.
In an announcement posted on the front page of the city’s website, the mayor’s office said there are no actionable agenda items for consideration this month.
Council meetings will be closed to in-person public participation until further notice in light of COVID-19 mitigation efforts currently in place, the mayor’s office said.
The Jan. 6 meeting was closed to the public due to concerns about COVID-19, although the media was asked to attend. The closure sparked a protest by members of Take Action Mon Valley, which accused the city of violating the state’s open meetings, or “sunshine,” laws.
Anyone who wishes to present a public comment to council at the March meeting should submit a written statement to the Office of the Mayor, 500 Fifth Ave., no later than 12 noon March 3, by dropping it off in person or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Originally published February 01, 2021.