Council Discusses, Takes Action On Coronavirus-Related Issues

The Goldsboro City Council adapts to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The council met Monday evening under new guidelines that included keeping the council members six feet apart and most citizens watching the meeting from a remote location or at home.

The action taken by the Goldsboro City Council Monday included approving the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which relates to employee paid leave due to COVID-19.

Council member Antonio Williams asked the city to look implementing it its own stimulus plan worth over $1.4 million to assist Goldsboro small businesses and non profit organizations that feed the homeless and seniors.

Councilman Taj Polack wanted to ensure the city’s public works and public safety crews had the gear they needed to stay safe during the pandemic.

The council also approved a temporary measure that will limit public comment during the city council meetings to just the first meeting of the month, as suggested by Goldsboro City Manager Tim Salmon.

Salmon also says there is coronavirus information and developments available on the city’s website.

Click here to read the City of Goldsboro’s Families First Coronavirus Response Act Resolution