In an unprecedented move, the Chicago City Council held a meeting using Zoom video conferencing. This is the first time this has ever been done. In “attendance” were 48 aldermen and Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the latter who chaired the meeting from her City Hall office. In addition, people from the public were invited to submit comments by phone or email.
On the agenda was one topic – an official amendment to the City Council’s rules of how such meetings are conducted, thus permitting the use of virtual attendance. The meeting lasted less than an hour.
Very little was discussed except to set the next City Council meeting for April 22. However the Mayor was urged by members of the public to shut down the Chicago River scrapyard, General Iron Industries.