Accessing Virtual City Meetings - a resource guide for the public

Due to social distancing and stay-at-home orders from the state, the City is required to replace its in-person meetings with virtual ones. This state mandate is in place to protect public health. We have created this resource page to help ensure the public stays informed and engaged about everything happening in your City government. If you are looking for updates on COVID-19, please visit our resource page here.

Why virtual meetings?

The State has issued specific guidance to reduce public gatherings in order to contain the spread of COVID-19. Public bodies throughout the State are now required to move their meetings to virtual only. These virtual meetings will be in place as long as State public health guidelines require it.

What about OPMA?

The State Legislature, along with the Governor and Department of Community Affairs have updated the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) to allow for virtual public meetings. Even the New Jersey Legislature is meeting virtually at this time. These updates still require meetings to be accessible to the public. The City of Lambertville is committed to providing access to everyone through video conferencing and conference calls, and will be using this page as a resource for residents.

How long will this last?

Unfortunately, we do not know how long this will last, however, public health experts estimate it could be months before public gatherings are permitted. Every public body around the state is wrestling with these challenges. The City will be working to create a multi-month plan to keep our City government functioning and business moving through virtual means while ensuring the public can participate. We, of course, hope to return to in-person public meetings as soon as possible while protecting public health.

Upcoming Meetings & Dial-in Information

Link and call-in information for upcoming meetings

Dial-in Information for Upcoming Meetings

Accessing City Council Meetings

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: May 21, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: May 21, 2020 Council Meeting

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84593352146

Or iPhone one-tap :
    US: +13126266799,,84593352146#  or +19292056099,,84593352146#
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 312 626 6799  or +1 929 205 6099  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782
    Webinar ID: 845 9335 2146
    International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbSooifI9D


Instructions and how-to for using virtual meetings

You can find written instructions here (en español) or watch the video below: