Ottawa city council meetings, which have been held by videoconference since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, could move to a hybrid format in January.
City clerk Rick O’Connor told council members on Wednesday that staff will make a final decision by mid-January about in-person involvement at the Jan. 26 meeting.
A hybrid format would allow council members to either attend the meeting in council chambers or participate remotely. Most staff would continue to participate remotely. The public could continue to watch the meetings via Rogers TV or YouTube.
Committee meetings would continue to be held by videoconference through the winter as staff assess the hybrid format for council.