Santa Ana City Council Meetings Return to Virtual Format Beginning on July 21, 2020

Date: July, 17 2020 Category: Clerk of the Council, COVID-19, Notification

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 will revert to virtual meetings beginning on 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. 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 may do so by:

  1. Emailing ecomment@santa-ana.org by 4:00 p.m. on Council meeting Tuesday. Comments received after the cut off will be included as part of the record as early as possible; or
  2. Calling (669) 900-9128, entering the Meeting ID: 315-965-149#. The public can begin joining the speaker queue at 5 p.m. Once a caller has entered the meeting, they will be placed in a holding queue. Callers will be prompted to speak in the order received, and after the Clerk confirms the last three digits of their phone number, are encouraged, but not required to identify themselves by name. Each caller will be provided three (3) minutes to speak.

 

Comments on public hearing items may be made via email or by phone once the public hearing begins when the call line will be re-opened. Callers will be prompted to speak in the order received, and after the Clerk confirms the last three digits of their phone number, are encouraged, but not required to identify themselves by name. Each caller will be provided three (3) minutes to speak.

 

In accordance with the adopted Santa Ana Council Rules and Procedures (Resolution No. 2013-19) disruptive behavior and profane language will not be tolerated. Failure to maintain decorum may cause the speaker to be disconnected from the meeting.

 

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

 

More information is at www.santa-ana.org/cc/city-meetings.

 

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