During yesterday’s Montgomery County Council meeting, Council President Gabe Albornoz announced that beginning March 15, the council’s Tuesday meetings will be open to the public. Due to the pandemic, the meetings have been virtual for the past two years.
Attendees of the meetings will have to show proof of vaccination before entering. Albornoz told WTOP, “I think the optics are not negative; I think they are positive. We want to encourage county residents to have their vaccinations, and fortunately, over 90% of county residents are vaccinated,” when asked if a government agency placing restrictions on attendance to a public meeting could cause bad optics.
The public will still be able to testify during meetings via zoom.
You can view the council’s March 1 session below: