Mayor Papenfuse to Lead Live Discussion on Business Grant, Rent Relief Program Updates

HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse will lead a discussion on updates with the CDBG small business grant and rent relief programs on the next Facebook Live Community Conversation.

WHO: Mayor Eric Papenfuse; Melissa Stone, VP of Economic Development at the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC; Lillie Williams, Interim Director of Department of Building and Housing Development WHAT: Facebook Live Discussion on Business Grant, Rent Relief Program Updates 

WHERE: facebook.com/thecityofhbg, simulcast on WHBG-TV Channel 20  

WHEN: Friday, January 22th at 12:00 p.m. 

Acting Superintendent Chris Celmer will also be joining the show to discuss updates from the Harrisburg School District. 

Mayor Papenfuse is hosting community conversations live on Facebook and Channel 20 each Friday at noon during the coronavirus (COVID-19) disaster emergency. The weekly program provides local updates on the pandemic and other news in Harrisburg. Recordings of past session can be accessed athttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPqv06hKy5aD5_Sluet-AAQnie_KQUn7W and https://soundcloud.com/thecityofhbg/sets/community-conversations-with-mayor-papenfuse  

For health-related information and other general inquiries about coronavirus (COVID-19), residents are encouraged to visit the websites of the PA Department of Health https://www.health.pa.gov/ and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/ 

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A Message from Mayor Papenfuse on Potential Protests in Harrisburg

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Mayor Papenfuse to Lead Live Discussion on 2021 PA Farm Show

HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse will lead a discussion on this year’s virtual Farm Show on the next Facebook Live Community Conversation.

WHO: Mayor Eric Papenfuse; Sharon Myers, Executive Director at Farm Show Complex & Expo Center; Alyssa Neff, Reporter and Historian at PA State 4-H Council; Shannon Powers, Press Secretary at Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture 

WHAT: Facebook Live Discussion on 2021 PA Farm Show and Other Updates  

WHERE: facebook.com/thecityofhbg, simulcast on WHBG-TV Channel 20  

WHEN: Friday, January 15th at 12:00 p.m  

Mayor Papenfuse is hosting community conversations live on Facebook and Channel 20 each Friday at noon during the coronavirus (COVID-19) disaster emergency. The weekly program provides local updates on the pandemic and other news in Harrisburg. Recordings of past session can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPqv06hKy5aD5_Sluet-AAQnie_KQUn7W and https://soundcloud.com/thecityofhbg/sets/community-conversations-with-mayor-papenfuse  

For health-related information and other general inquiries about coronavirus (COVID-19), residents are encouraged to visit the websites of the PA Department of Health https://www.health.pa.gov/ and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/ 

 

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City Council to Hold Legislative Session Tuesday

HARRISBURG – Harrisburg City Council will hold its upcoming Legislative Session as a live streamed videoconference.  

WHAT: City Council Legislative Session 

WHEN: Tuesday, January 19th at 6:00 p.m. 

WHERE: virtually via Zoom platform, live stream at youtube.com/whbg20   

The public can attend the session by using the Zoom app:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84694509930, Passcode 20214321.  

To enter the meeting by phone (dial-in method), call 301-715-8592. When prompted, enter the Webinar ID (846 9450 9930 #) and Passcode (20214321 #) 

The live stream will begin with Caucus at 5:45 p.m. City Council session agendas, calendar, and other materials are available at harrisburgpa.gov/city-council. 

 

How do I join the City Council meeting via Zoom Video Conferencing? 

Please visit: https://zoom.us and either sign-up for a free Zoom account or continue as a guest. Once you have downloaded the app on your smartphone, joined from your web browser, or downloaded the Zoom software on your computer you will be ready for the Council meeting.

If you have previously signed up for Zoom, you can enter the meeting ID to join the meeting.

 

I don’t have a computer or smartphone; can I still use Zoom? 

If you don’t have a smartphone or computer to access the meeting via Zoom, no problem! You can participate on the phone, by calling the phone number and entering the meeting ID and passcode when prompted.

 

How can I provide Public Comment on Zoom?

The Council President will request public comment during the Public Comment period on the agenda and during each meeting and you will have three minutes to comment. Once the Council President has announced the public comment period, please do one of the following.

USING A COMPUTER OR SMARTPHONE:

  • Click on the “Raise Hand” feature in the webinar controls. This will notify City staff that you have raised your hand and you would like to speak.
  • City staff will unmute your microphone when it is your turn to provide public comment.
  • A prompt will appear to confirm you would like to be unmuted. Once you accept the prompt, you will have three minutes to provide public comment.
  • Once your public comment has ended, you will be muted again.

USING A REGULAR PHONE:

  • Dial *9 (star 9), this will notify City staff that you have “raised your hand” for public comment.
  • City staff will unmute your microphone when it is your turn to provide public comment.
  • You will hear “you are unmuted” and then you will have three minutes to provide public comment.
  • Once your public comment has ended, you will be muted again

 

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Mayor Papenfuse Mandates COVID-19 Vaccinations for City Employees

HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse signed an executive order today requiring all City employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available. 

“It’s crucial that all City staff become vaccinated for COVID-19,” said Mayor Papenfuse. “We need to do whatever is possible to curb the spread of the virus, and the vaccine is the best protection against this disease.” 

More information on the COVID-19 vaccine is available at https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Vaccine.aspx . The latest “Community Conversations” segment also discussed this topic, and can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gqdi262tUU 

Click here to view executive order.

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Mayor Papenfuse to Lead Live Discussion on COVID-19 Vaccine

HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse will lead a discussion on the Covid-19 vaccine on the next Facebook Live Community Conversation.

WHO: Mayor Eric Papenfuse; Dr. John Goldman, Infectious Disease Specialist & Vice President of Medical Affairs at UPMC Pinnacle 

WHAT: Facebook Live Discussion on Covid-19 Vaccine and Other Updates  

WHERE: facebook.com/thecityofhbg, simulcast on WHBG-TV Channel 20  

WHEN: Friday, January 8th at 12:00 p.m  

Mayor Papenfuse is hosting community conversations live on Facebook and Channel 20 each Friday at noon during the coronavirus (COVID-19) disaster emergency. The weekly program provides local updates on the pandemic and other news in Harrisburg. Recordings of past session can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPqv06hKy5aD5_Sluet-AAQnie_KQUn7W and https://soundcloud.com/thecityofhbg/sets/community-conversations-with-mayor-papenfuse  

For health-related information and other general inquiries about coronavirus (COVID-19), residents are encouraged to visit the websites of the PA Department of Health https://www.health.pa.gov/ and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/ 

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Mayor Papenfuse Announces Eviction Moratorium in the City

HARRISBURG – The City of Harrisburg passed an emergency ordinance temporarily suspending the eviction, ejectment or displacement of tenants or occupants from any residential dwelling unit or rooming house. 

“This is a very important piece of legislation,” said Mayor Eric Papenfuse. “As Covid-19 levels spike and we enter colder temperatures this winter, this moratorium on the processing of evictions protects our residents during these difficult times.  

Harrisburg City Council approved the Emergency Legislation (Bill 21-2020) at an Emergency Session earlier this week. The renewable 30-day suspension of evictions only applies to eviction for non-payment of rent. It has no effect on evictions related to criminal activity, threats to the health and safety of other residents, or damage to property. Nothing in the ordinance relieves a tenant of the obligation to pay rent. 

Violation of this ordinance may result in fines of up to $10,000 or imprisonment for up to 90 days for any individual who causes the violation. 

City residents in need of assistance to prevent an eviction related to non-payment of rent should call the City of Harrisburg Non-Emergency Help Desk at 3-1-1 or 717-255-3040, or the Bureau of Codes at 717-255-6553. In case of emergency, residents should contact the Harrisburg Bureau of Police. 

Bill 21-2020 Eviction Moratorium

Supplemental Declaration – Suspension of Evictions

 

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Mayor Papenfuse to Lead Live Discussion on 2020 City Achievements

HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse will lead a discussion on the top City achievements during the 2020 year on the next Facebook Live Community Conversation.

WHO: Mayor Eric Papenfuse;  Momin Bhatti, Communications Manager; Jamal Jones, Director of Business Development; Blake Lynch, Community Policing Coordinator; Wayne Martin, City Engineer; and Nona Watson, Director of Economic Development 

WHAT: Facebook Live Discussion on 2020 City Achievements and Other Updates  

WHERE: facebook.com/thecityofhbg, simulcast on WHBG-TV Channel 20  

WHEN: Friday, December 18th at 12:00 p.m. 

Mayor Papenfuse is hosting community conversations live on Facebook and Channel 20 each Friday at noon during the coronavirus (COVID-19) disaster emergency. The weekly program provides local updates on the pandemic and other news in Harrisburg. Recordings of past session can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPqv06hKy5aD5_Sluet-AAQnie_KQUn7W and https://soundcloud.com/thecityofhbg/sets/community-conversations-with-mayor-papenfuse  

For health-related information and other general inquiries about coronavirus (COVID-19), residents are encouraged to visit the websites of the PA Department of Health https://www.health.pa.gov/ and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/ 

 

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