Durham Commissioners Adopt Remote Participation Rule

Durham Commissioners Adopt Remote Participation Rule

Durham County commissioners on Monday set a policy for participating in meetings remotely.

Previously, board members had occasionally joined meetings by phone but did not have a policy guiding the practice, said county attorney Lowell Siler.


State laws
don’t specifically authorize or prohibit remote participation, and rules requiring a quorum (or majority of the board) in order for a meeting to meet legal muster don’t actually state members have to be physically present.

Durham County’s policy says commissioners can only join meetings by phone if a quorum is physically present at the meeting.…

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