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CL-2329 New Business   Item #: H.       
Meeting Date: 05/07/2020  
Subject:    Consideration of Canceling the May 19, 2020 Council Meetings
From: Ken F. Larking

COUNCIL ACTION
Business Meeting:     05/07/2020
SUMMARY
Danville, Virginia's local general elections traditionally fall on the first Tuesday in May; this year they were scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 2020.  Governor Ralph Northam has declared that local general elections in the Commonwealth of Virginia will be postponed until Tuesday, May 19, 2020; therefore the second regular meeting of Danville City Council needs to be moved.
BACKGROUND
The City of Danville General Elections are normally held on the first Tuesday in May.  According to the Code of the City of Danville, Virginia, the regular council meeting needs to be moved whenever there is a general election.  This year's general election was originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 2020, with the Council Meeting being moved to Thursday, May 7, 2020.   Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Ralph Northam has moved the Virginia general elections to Tuesday, May 19, 2020.  Per Danville City Code, therefore, the regular council meeting must be moved to Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.
RECOMMENDATION
Staff recommends moving the Second Regular Meeting of Danville City Council to Thursday, May 21, 2020.

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