Rehoboth Beach town meetings go virtual, officials say public more involved
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.- The recent spike in COVID-19 cases has caused many things to go virtual and now you can add town meetings to that list.
We checked in with the City of Rehoboth Beach who just recently announced that all public meetings are closed to in-person attendance.
We’re told it was done out of caution for the highest level of safety. Although face-to-face interactions are missed, Mayor Stan Mills says there’s been more community involvement
with many finding it more convenient.
He wants community members to know even though it’s virtual their voices will still be heard. “Because we love getting feedback and input from constituents and hearing what we’re doing is good or bad or needs to be changed,” Mayor Mills said. “I want to re-emphasize that the safety of everyone is our top priority right now in Rehoboth beach and going all virtual public meetings at this stage of the pandemic provides the highest level of safety.”
Mayor Mills says he looks forward to getting back to in-person meetings, but of now virtual meets will likely stay around for foreseeable future.