How to watch, participate in April 6-10 virtual city, county meetings in the Katy area

Katy City Council, along with other local entities in the Katy area, are livestreaming their public meetings during COVID-19 pandemic. (Nola Z. Valente/Community Impact Newspaper)
Katy City Council, along with other local entities in the Katy area, are livestreaming their public meetings during COVID-19 pandemic. (Nola Z. Valente/Community Impact Newspaper)

Katy City Council, along with other local entities in the Katy area, are livestreaming their public meetings during COVID-19 pandemic. (Nola Z. Valente/Community Impact Newspaper)

Katy-area municipalities and counties are providing livstreaming options for members of the public to watch their meetings during the coronavirus pandemic.

Katy City Council: 3 p.m. April 6


The city of Katy will meet at 3 p.m. April 6 for a special City Council meeting. Items on the agenda related to COVID-19 include:


  • the mayor taking action on a disaster declaration;

  • City Council voting to extend the April 6 disaster declaration; and

  • City Council voting to designate a health authority.


How to listen via teleconference

Call 888-475-4499, and when prompted, enter the following meeting ID: 633 041 557.

How to watch via livestream

Go to www.zoom.com, click “join a meeting” at the top right corer, and put in the following meeting ID: 633 041 557.

How to participate during public comment


Residents can only speak when the mayor announces it is time for public comment during the meeting, City Secretary Becky McGrew said. At that time, a moderator will field calls from the teleconference line and Zoom meeting in which residents can speak and raise questions and comments.

Harris County Commissioners Court: 10 a.m. April 7


Harris County Commissioners Court will meet 10 am. April 7 for its regular meeting. Items related to COVID-19 include discussing and approving:


  • a $712,065 agreement with United Health Partners Inc. for setting up, managing and staffing a designated homeless medical isolation and recovery shelter;

  • an order to allow employees to be paid for work related to COVID-19 pandemic during April 11-May 8;

  • additional temporary amendments related to COVID-19 sick leave;

  • $4 million in additional funding for public health initiatives in response to COVID-19;

  • the county attorney to file a friend of court brief on behalf of the Texas Democratic Party in a lawsuit against the secretary of state that seeks to allow eligible voters to vote by mail during COVID-19;

  • the certification for appropriated funds from the U.S. Health and Human Services Administration via the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act;

  • the county’s responses to the pandemic; and

  • an agreement with the Houston-Galveston Area Council for setting up an economic development loan program.


How to watch via livestream

Visit this website: www.harriscountytx.gov/Government/Court-Agenda/Court-Videos.

How to participate during public comment

Members of the public who wish to speak at this meeting must sign up by 8 a.m. They will be placed in a queue and will receive a phone call when it is their time to speak. Visit this website to sign up: www.appearancerequest.harriscountytx.gov.

Fort Bend County Commissioners Court: 1 p.m. April 7


Fort Bend County Commissioners Court will meet at 1 p.m. April 7 for its regular meeting. Items on the agenda related to COVID-19 include the court to take action:


  • to authorize payments to nonexempt and exempt employees for their regular hourly rate for their deferred time earned during the COVID-19 public health emergency;

  • to approve a $436,091 grant application to the Texas Department of State Health Services;

  • to approve a $50,000 grant application to the Texas Veterans Commission;

  • to ratify application and accept $100 in gift card donations from H-E-B; and

  • to amend an agreement with Angel Staffing Inc. to increase its scope of services by $150,000 in response to the public health emergency for a total contract amount not to exceed $250,000.


How to watch via livestream

Visit this website at 1 p.m: www.fortbendcountytx.gov/government/departments/administration-of-justice/commissioners-court/live-streaming-video

How to participate during public comment

Residents must fill out a form available at the top of this webpage. and email it to [email protected] by 11 a.m. April 7. The county will respond to the email with an access code to participate in the virtual meeting.

Waller County: 9 a.m. April 8


Waller County Commissioners Court will meet for its regular meeting 9 a.m. April 8. Items on the agenda related to COVID-19 include:


  • Discuss and take on action to amend county policies related to the coronavirus


How to watch via livestream

Visit this website at 9 a.m.: www.co.waller.tx.us/page/comm.WCCCVideo.

How to participate during public comment

Residents must call 979-921-6212 for local callers or 800-576-1131 for nonlocal callers and enter the code 14329937 when prompted. The court will invite the public to speak, and after this time the teleconference line will be closed.