Longport Joins Margate in Blocking Online Public Comments During Meetings

The Longport Board of Commissioners have taken a cue from their neighbors in Margate. Longport has blocked public comment from those who wish to participate in public meetings via online conferencing software like ZOOM or Go-To-Meeting.

See: Margate Blocks Zoom Public Comments.

Many Downbeach residents are still concerned about attending meetings in-person due to ongoing health concerns.

The Longport Board of Commissioners meetings are still held in person with social distancing guidelines in place. Notably, masks are required for the unvaccinated even though viral spread is still common, even among those ‘triple-vaxed’.

Longport reports: Members of the public who wish to listen to the audio of the meeting remotely will have the ability to do so. This option is for audio only, no public participation will be permitted.

The public may listen to the audio of the meeting by calling:
United States (Toll Free):  1-877-309-2073
United States:  +1 (646) 749-3129

And entering the following access code:  464-810-189.

Or you can join from your computer, tablet or smartphone with the following link:  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/464810189.

If you do not have the GoToMeeting Application, please access it with the following link:  https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/464810189

For more information please call 609.823.2731 ext. 100 or email clerk@longport-nj.us.

Agendas for commission meetings are available by clicking here.

1 thought on “Longport Joins Margate in Blocking Online Public Comments During Meetings”

  1. Margate’s Three commissioners will not even respond to e mails requesting to enter into a dialogue regarding Zoom meetings for the tax payers to listen and comment on matters.

    What are they afraid of??

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