On March 16, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Governor Abbott suspended the in person requirement of the Open Meetings Act, hurling special purpose districts into unfamiliar waters. How do you continue to conduct business when it is no longer safe to meet in person?
In the three months since the initial declaration, most government entities have held meetings. Like most things during this time, they took a very different shape. Rather than huddling around a conference room table, boards and consultants met from their kitchens, living rooms, or home offices, on their computers, tablets and phones. It was an overnight transition from the way things have always been done to a completely new model. But was a change for the good?
We at Triton are curious about the impact of this change. Has it been positive? Negative? Just different? Is this part of the “new normal”? Are there pieces of that you love? Pieces you hate? Would you like to continue meeting remotely or partially remotely, or are you ready to jump back in to in person meetings? We would love to get your thoughts. We will share the survey’s results in a future Industry News post.
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey below and share your experiences!
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