Emergency Order #12 Enacted by NH Governor Chris Sununu

Portsmouth, NH – In response to a petition created by Market Square Architects PLLC, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu has fully executed emergency order number 12 (Governor’s Executive Order #12), allowing for all public meetings to be held virtually.

The petition, which gained over 500 signatures in less than 48 hours, asked for simple changes to public meeting regulations to allow regularly scheduled meetings to continue virtually throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This change will allow for board members, city staff, design professionals, and the public to participate virtually.

This change will allow the approvals and zoning process to continue and keep future projects on track during this time of social distancing.