The City of Penticton has temporarily gone away with in-person council meetings, amid the spread of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant. (File photo)

The City of Penticton has temporarily gone away with in-person council meetings, amid the spread of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant. (File photo)

Penticton city council meetings move online amid COVID-19 and Omicron variant

The city announced Jan. 12 that the meetings will remain electronic until further notice

The City of Penticton’s upcoming council meeting has been moved to an online format, amid COVID-19 and the Omicron variant.

The meeting set for Jan. 18 will be conducted via Zoom instead of its usual in-person format and that future meetings will remain electronic until further notice.

Jan. 18 will mark the city’s first council meeting of 2022.

Despite the changes, the meeting will remain open to the public for electronic participation. Citizens interested in observing or participating can visit penticton.ca/councilmeetings to reach the virtual gathering via ZOOM or by telephone.

The council’s public hearing, set for 6 p.m. will proceed electronically. If a member of the public can’t access the meeting online, that individual is welcome to watch and participate during the broadcast in Council Chambers on 171 Main Street.

The city is asking one person per household or organization to attend the live broadcast if those individuals can not access the online format.

Council is expected to address the 241 Nelson Avenue zoning by-law during its public hearing on Jan. 18. The applicant intends to divide the property into two separate lots.

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