Zoom meetings the new normal here, too
August 5, 2020
Conducting day-to-day affairs online is working well for local government and business leaders – with a few exceptions.
The Town Council’s pledge of allegiance, for instance.
When the Council meets at Maple Hall, everyone stands to salute a flag that all can see.
On Zoom, there’s no central flag for the dozen or so participants to salute. And with computer cameras in a fixed position, “if I stand, everybody is looking at my belt buckle or my stomach,” says Town Administrator Scott Thomas.
Town staff, along with staff of Fire District 13, La Conner School District and local...