City of La Porte to resume in-person committee meetings

Following a dip in COVID-19 numbers, the City of La Porte will resume in-person meetings for City Council, Board of Works and other committees, according to Mayor Tom Dermody.

Meetings will be opened to the public beginning Tuesday, Feb. 16. In accordance with social distancing guidelines, the number of people allowed in the building to watch will be restricted. Additionally, all guests will be required to sign in, wear a mask and have their temperature checked.

"Public engagement is an important part of the process," Dermody said. "While we've welcomed residents to participate in our meetings virtually over the last year, nothing beats in-person interaction. We are thrilled to see that the COVID numbers have dropped so we can once again open up these meetings."

Residents unable to attend the City Council and Board of Works meetings will still be able to catch them live on the city's Facebook page and YouTube channel. Citizens may also watch these meetings on Local Channel 98 at 8 p.m. on the following Thursday