Safford council meetings moving online due to COVID-19

SAFFORD – The City of Safford announced that City Council meetings are heading to the web.

Council meetings will be available for viewing online via the Zoom app and residents can either log-in or call a specified telephone number included with the agenda for each meeting to participate in call to the public or comment on an agenda item.

“They will be able to give their input, see all the material we present to council and participate in the discussion,” said City Manager Horatio Skeete.

The city also announced that while the library is closed to in-person traffic, patrons may request online up to five books and/or DVDs for pick-up. Pick-up is in front of the library between noon and 6 p.m. Go to

The library and council moving online are the latest moves by the city after the Centers for Disease Control issued guidelines on social distancing – staying at least six-feet apart from one another – to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The city has also closed the City Hall lobby to in-person traffic, and utility payments are to be placed in drop boxes around City Hall or paid online at Xpress Bill Pay.

The city is offering a one-time $10 credit for customers who download the Xpress Bill Pay app and enroll in auto pay, which allows for automatic bill pay each month.