By Staff Reports
(Victorville)– The City of Victorville is recommending that members of the public watch its Council Meetings online rather than attending meetings in person. Although there are no confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in San Bernardino County, City Officials state this action is being taken out of an abundance of caution as a form of “social distancing” to protect the community, City employees and City Council Members. Additionally, the action is in accordance with Executive Order N-25-20 issued by California Governor Gavin Newsom on March 12, 2020 allowing legislative bodies to hold meetings via conference call and electronic means.
City officials have made this decision in advance of the Victorville City Council Meeting planned for Tuesday, March 17. Members of the public can stream the Council Meeting at www.VictorvilleCA.gov/agendas, and public comments can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals are advised to include in the subject line of their email, the Agenda Item Number on which they are commenting. If the comment is not related to a specific agenda item, the subject line should read, “General Public Comment.” The City Clerk will be monitoring this email address online throughout the meeting and reading public comments into the official record.
“We took this action to recommend online viewing of our City Council Meetings as a preventative measure,” said Mayor Garcia. “At this time, social distancing to avoid large public gatherings is advised to lessen the potential spread of the coronavirus and to protect the most vulnerable members of our community.”
The City of Victorville is closely monitoring the coronavirus situation; and City leaders are communicating with federal, state, and county public health agencies. Because this is a rapidly evolving situation, City officials recommend community members to follow guidance offered by public health agencies such as the San Bernardino County Public Health Department, California Department of Public Health, and the Center for Disease Control. Additional information regarding the City of Victorville’s response to COVID-19 will be posted on the City’s website.
Located in Southern California at the high-point between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Victorville is the leading city for both industry and retail in the High Desert Region. Victorville is a growing, vibrant community that is home to approximately 125,000 residents and some of the area’s largest employers. Clean air, abundant mountain vistas, family-friendly recreation activities, spectacular sunsets and breathtaking night skies entice locals and visitors alike to fall in love with this city that is within a few hours of SoCal beaches, National Parks, mountain retreats, other major attractions; and less than an hour from Ontario International Airport.