Coronavirus: Calgary City Council meets under extraordinary circumstances

It was not business as usual as Calgary City Council held a special meeting Monday, after a local state of emergency was declared Sunday night.

Of council’s 15 members, eight were physically present in the council chamber, with a space in between each of them. The other six councillors and Mayor Naheed Nenshi participated over the phone.

City administration members were also distanced from each other in the room.

Members of the public in the gallery were also spread out and there were provisions for some to speak to land use issues over the phone.

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