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Portage City Council returns to in-person meetings

The city council's Tuesday meeting was held in person for the first time since March.

Members of the Portage City Council got to see each other face-to-face in real life Tuesday for the first time in four months.

The city decided to resume in-person meetings beginning with Tuesday night’s council meeting.

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Public meetings across the state have moved almost exclusively to virtual platforms such as Zoom since the governor issued a state of emergency in March. The governor issued an order allowing public boards to continue meeting virtually until at least July 31, but Portage leaders decided to move back to city hall early.

The city did take certain precautions including limiting capacity at the meeting to 50 people.

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