City Meetings

About Our Meetings

Official City meetings are open to the public and members are encouraged to participate in their government. Agendas, minutes, and staff reports from 2014 to the present are posted on this site. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk of the Council office at (714) 647-6520.

City Council Meetings

The City Council meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month in the Council Chamber, 22 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana. Regular Closed Sessions begin at 5:00 p.m. and the Regular Open Meeting at 5:45 p.m. (or immediately following the Closed Session Meeting). For Special meetings, please see the agenda as posted.  Meetings are broadcast live and archived for your convenience.

COVID-19 Measures: In response to Governor Newsom’s latest action on COVID-related closures statewide and for counties on the State’s targeted engagement list, the Santa Ana City Council reverted back to virtual meetings as of July 21, 2020.

In an ongoing effort to protect public health and prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and to ensure the public’s right to fully participate in providing meaningful public comments, the City Council will meet via teleconference and there will be no in-person public meeting location. The public is advised of the following:

Public comments will be held during the beginning of the meeting for ALL comments on agenda and non-agenda items, except for public hearings during Regular Council meetings. Comments for public hearings will take place after the hearing is opened. This is being done to respect the time constraints of residents who cannot stay tuned late into the evening to comment on items that they feel strongly about.

 

Individuals who would like to comment on an agenda item or make a general comment regarding a topic not in the meeting’s agenda, with the exception of Special Council meetings, may do so by:

  1. Emailing ecomment@santa-ana.org by 4:00 p.m. on Regular Council meeting Tuesday, or as posted for Special Council meeting. Comments received after the cut off time will be included as part of the record as early as possible. Written comments will be summarized during the Council meeting and not read verbatim; or
  2. Joining Zoom Webinar directly at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/315965149; or

  3. Calling (669) 900-9128 and entering the Meeting ID: 315-965-149#. The teleconferencing line will be open before the City Council Regular meeting at 4:30 p.m., or as posted for Special Meetings, and will be closed as soon as the public comment session begins.

Regular Meeting Comments on agenda and non-agenda items - The public can begin joining the speaker queue at 4:30 p.m. Once a caller has entered the meeting, they will be placed in a holding queue. In accordance with Council Procedures, calls will not be accepted after the public comment session has begun, therefore, callers are encouraged to call by 5:00 p.m. Callers will be prompted to speak in the order received. After the Clerk confirms the last three digits of callers phone number and unmutes them, the caller must press *6 to speak or unmute your device. Callers are encouraged, but not required to, identify themselves by name. Each caller will be provided three (3) minutes to speak. 
 

Regular Meeting Comments on public hearing items - The public can begin joining the speaker queue as soon as the public hearing has begun. Callers will be prompted to speak in the order received. After the Clerk confirms the last three digits of callers phone number and unmutes them, the caller must press *6 to speak or unmute their device. Callers are encouraged, but not required to identify themselves by name. Each caller will be provided three (3) minutes to speak. In accordance with council procedures, calls will not be accepted after the public comment session has begun. 

Special Meeting Comments are limited to comment on items listed on the agenda at the beginning of the meeting. Once the presiding officer opens the public comment period callers will be prompted to speak in the order received after the Clerk confirms the last three digits of their phone number and unmutes them, the caller must press *6 to speak or unmute their device. Callers are encouraged, but not required to identify themselves by name. Each caller will be provided three (3) minutes to speak. In accordance with council procedures, calls will not be accepted after the public comment session has begun. 

In accordance with the adopted Santa Ana Council Rules and Procedures (Resolution No. 2013-19), disruptive behavior and profane language will not be tolerated. 

 

All members of the public may watch or listen in to the meeting live via these remote options: 

The City of Santa Ana thanks residents for their ongoing patience and flexibility as we continue to balance safety and public participation.

Council Committees

Agendas and Minutes for all past Council Committee meetings are posted in the Archive Section of this page under the Council Committees tab. 

Boards and Commissions

Agendas, minutes, and audio records for all Board and Commission meetings are posted on this page. Past meetings may be found in the Archives section under the Boards and Commissions tab. For specific information, such as the regular meeting dates and roles and responsibilities of each Board or Commission, please click here.

COVID-19 Measures: Due to the ongoing pandemic, board and commission meetings are being conducted virtually. In order to participate in the meeting, members of the public may call (669) 900-9128 and enter Meeting ID: 315 965 149#. Those who would like to speak on a specific agenda item or make a general comment may let City staff know by dialing *9 to virtually raise their hand. City staff will unmute the caller and the caller must press *6 to speak or unmute their device.

 

Planning Commission Meetings

The Planning Commission meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month in the Council Chamber, 22 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana. Regular meetings are at 5:30 p.m. For Special meetings, please see the agenda as posted. Meetings are broadcast live on YouTube for your convenience.