BCHD To Conduct Virtual Board Meetings Due to COVID-19
Three meetings on tap between now and end of June
By Dan Smith, BCHD
The Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) Board of Directors will conduct its upcoming public meetings virtually to help prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19 while maintaining BCHD programs and services. The next regular board meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, May 27, Wednesday, June 17 and Wednesday, June 24.
This comes following the Board’s special meeting on May 6 which was conducted via a call-in and videoconferencing platform and available to the public. During that meeting, the Board approved a special fund to provide emergency grants for health initiatives in the Beach Cities.
“COVID-19 has caused many organizations and businesses to take their work and meetings online, and we are no different,” says Tom Bakaly, CEO for BCHD. “We have continued working to help the community during this pandemic, holding many meetings virtually. Now, as part of this ‘new normal,’ we will conduct board meetings online as we prepare for the upcoming fiscal year and continue working for our healthy beach community.”
The June 17 Board meeting is a makeup for the March 25 meeting, which was postponed at the outset of COVID-19 and L.A. County’s Safer at Home health order. The May 27 and June 24 meetings are taking place as originally scheduled.
Members of the public and media are invited to attend the Board meetings via call-in or videoconferencing platform. More information on BCHD Board of Directors meetings, including how to join each meeting, make a public comment, agendas and supporting documents are available at https://www.bchd.org/board-directors-meetings
by Dan Smith