Somerville Arts Community Town Hall Meeting Scheduled for 9/15,

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First in an Upcoming Series of COVID Town Halls Hosted by ResiStat

Mayor Joe Curtatone, the City Council, the Somerville Arts Council, and the City’s ResiStat program invite Somerville’s artists and the cultural community, as well as all interested persons, to join a virtual town hall to discuss challenges faced by the arts community that have been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as possible solutions. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 15, starting at 6:30 p.m.

This meeting is the first of a series of COVID related town hall meetings the City’s ResiStat program will be hosting this fall in lieu of the program’s usual ward-based community meetings. Dates and topics of future meetings will be announced on an ongoing basis. Sign up for City alerts for updates.

The meetings will be hosted on the Zoom online meeting platform and livestreamed on YouTube and City Cable TV, and those who prefer can also call into the meeting from any phone (no computer or smartphone needed). Residents may also watch repeat showings of recordings of the meetings on City Cable TV. Visit http://www.somervillema.gov/virtualtownhall at the start time of the meeting to join live or get call-in information. Call-in information will also be available on the day of each meeting on City Cable (channel 13 on RCN, channel 22 on Comcast) or by calling 311.

All meetings will be captioned and will have live interpretation into Spanish. Interpretation into Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and Nepali can be provided by request. If you’re unable to attend the meeting live but would still like us to answer your questions, you can submit them ahead of time at http://www.somervillema.gov/virtualtownhall.

Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact Nency Salamoun, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or NSalamoun@somervillema.gov.

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