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June 8 Commissioner Telephone Town Hall

Posted on 06/02/2020
June 8 Commissioner Telephone Town Hall

As residents, businesses and local governments continue to adapt to life during a pandemic, the Weld County Board of Commissioners will host a telephone town hall event to update the public on the county’s COVID-19 response. The telephone town hall will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 8. Callers can call into the event by dialing 877-229-8493 and entering ID code 119533 or they can stream the audio live at https://www.weldgov.com/departments/commissioners/public_meetings/town_hall.

“We received quite a bit of positive feedback after our May 4 town hall,” said Commissioner Chair Mike Freeman. “It made sense to do another and update residents on the latest information we have about the COVID-19 emergency response.” Approximately 4,000 people participated in May telephone town hall event, the first such event hosted by the county.

“A lot has happened during the past month,” Freeman said. “The retirement of Dr. Wallace, the testing events, the gradual re-opening of businesses will all be points of discussion, I’m sure.”

Topics for this month’s telephone town hall will include an update on county department services, COVID-19 testing sites and information, changes to the Weld County Fair due to COVID-19, the proposed property tax deferral, and work the county and municipalities are doing regarding CARES Act funding (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act).

Similar to last time, some residents will receive a pre-recorded call a few days before the event inviting them to join the telephone town hall, but anyone can call the number when the event starts. The telephone town hall format will allow residents to not only listen to the board’s remarks but also ask questions.

Vekeo, the vendor providing the service, accesses phone numbers from Weld County registered voter lists and will randomly select 52,000 phone numbers to call for the event. All county residents, however, are invited to call in a participate.