The Newport City Council will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Jan. 19 to discuss the concept of a plastics reduction ordinance, which could include a potential prohibition on the use of Styrofoam. The public hearing will occur during the regular city council meeting on Tuesday, which will be held virtually utilizing the Zoom platform.
Written public comments can be sent to [email protected] until noon the day of the meeting. These comments will be acknowledged, at the appropriate time, by the mayor. If a specific request is made to read written public comment into the record during a meeting, the city recorder or designee will be provided a maximum of three minutes to read the comment.
To make a “real time” comment during a meeting, a request to speak should be made by 2 p.m. the day of the meeting at the same email address, [email protected] Once a request to speak has been received, staff will send the requestor the Zoom meeting link. This link will allow a requestor to participate via video or telephone. Participants will remain in the Zoom “waiting room” until the public hearing is opened.