Technology keeps PDC operating during emergency
Commission Chairman David Ammons said the PDC is committed to carrying forward with its essential business during the COVID-19 emergency.
He said meeting attendance -- including by the public, commissioners and staff -- was through remote computer or phone access only during the emergency.
“We welcome public comment by email and telephone,” Ammons added.
PDC Executive Director Peter Lavallee said that the agency’s Information Technology team was able to work quickly to establish channels for meetings and other forms of collaboration.
He explained that as staff work remotely, use of cloud computing ensures public records remain within the custody of the PDC.
Commissioners heard other examples of how the PDC is working to accommodate filers and the public during the emergency: