City of Blaine Virtual Meetings
As a part of the city's response to the COVID-19 pandemic all city meetings will be held as virtual meetings until further notice.
There are multiple ways for the public to still participate in the meetings before before and during the actual meeting.
Public Comment Before a Meeting
City staff has developed a public comment process for upcoming meetings. A public comment email address, PublicComment@BlaineMN.gov
, and phone number, 763-717-2782, allow individuals to submit comments prior to a meeting. Those comment boxes are available until noon on the day of the meeting. The comments will be compiled and delivered to the Blaine City Council or the appropriate commission or advisory board.
Public Comment During a Meeting
During the meeting, members of the public who wish to comment during public comment periods will be asked to join the meeting on the Zoom webinar platform. Meeting attendees will be able to click the raise hand button, this will alert city staff that an individual wishes to comment. When it is time for comments, individuals will be recognized and their microphones will be enabled allowing them to comment. Zoom meeting information can be found in the calendar notification for each meeting.
Ways to Watch a Meeting
If you do not wish to comment on an item but still want to watch the meeting you are asked to watch through all the normal methods the city provides. You can watch on North Metro TV which is available on Comcast or through a free app on Apple TV or Roku. You can also watch a live stream at BlaineMN.gov/Video
These steps are being taken to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The city will be assessing these changes and updating preparedness measures as needed. Please check the city’s website often for the most current updates.
The City of Blaine appreciates your patience and cooperation.