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Heads up! The city of Winston-Salem might not hold committee meetings next month.
Councilmembers will vote on Feb. 5 to alter the meeting schedule for March.
On the second Monday and Tuesday of the month, the city’s eight councilmembers serve on four different committees that have four members each.
If the updated schedule is approved, councilmembers will attend two meetings that are slated for March 18 and 19 rather than holding committee meetings that month. The March 18 meeting will focus on housing while the March 19 meeting will focus on the budget.
Both meetings will be held from 2-5 p.m at 408 27th St NW — the Neil Bolton Home and Garden Building at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. Neither of these meetings will be televised, city documents state. However, they will be open to the public.
According to the city’s code of ordinances, minutes of the city council and city council committee meetings, except for closed sessions, “shall be created and maintained in the form of sound or video and sound recordings which shall be available for public inspection in accordance with the public records law.” According to state law, every public body is required to keep “full and accurate minutes of all official meetings.” However, they may be in written form or sound or video recording “at the option of the public body.”
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