Planning and Building Meeting Participation

Zoom Participation

As of July 1, 2021, members of the public may attend Planning & Building Agency Commission meetings in person or virtually via Zoom.  If you would like to learn how to use Zoom before the meeting, visit Zoom Video Tutorials.

You are invited to observe and participate in one of the following ways:

  1. Join the meeting in person. Please visit the City’s Public Portal to review the Agenda for the meeting location. Agendas will be posted no later than 72 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.
     
  2. Visit the City’s Public Portal
    • Scroll down to the list of meetings and locate the meeting you are interested in.
    • To the right of the Meeting Title (under the Options tab), select the ZOOM icon. You may begin joining the meeting 15 minutes prior to the published start time.

      To speak during the meeting: When you wish to comment on an item that is being discussed, click on the button next to your name to virtually raise your hand and let us know you wish to speak. You will have 3 minutes.
       
  3. Connect via the Zoom App:
    • Download the free Zoom Cloud Meetings app from your favorite app store.
    • Launch the app and click on the blue Join a Meeting button. Enter the Meeting ID, your name, and the blue Join button. The Meeting ID will always be on the top of the published meeting agenda. Meeting agendas are available here at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.

      To speak during the meeting: When you wish to comment on an item that is being is discussed, click on the button next to your name to virtually raise your hand and let us know you wish to speak. You will have 3 minutes.
       
  4. Connect directly from your computer:
    • Go to Zoom.us and click "Join a Meeting" at the top.
    • Enter the Meeting ID. The Meeting ID will always be on the top of the published meeting agenda. Meeting agendas are available here at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.

      To speak during the meeting: When you wish to comment on an item that is being is discussed, click on the button next to your name to virtually raise your hand and let us know you wish to speak. You will have 3 minutes.
       
  5. Dial in from a mobile phone or landline
    • Dial (669) 900-9128. When prompted, enter the meeting ID. The Meeting ID will always be on the top of the published meeting agenda. Meeting agendas are available here at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.

      To speak during the meeting: When an item you wish to comment on is being discussed, press *9 on your phone to virtually raise your hand. You will have 3 minutes.
       
  6. For viewing only, visit the City's YouTube Channel

 

Submit a written comment prior to the meeting

You are invited to submit a written comment in one of the following ways:

  • E-mail PBAecomments@santa-ana.org and reference the topic in the subject line.
  • Mail to Sarah Bernal, Recording Secretary, City of Santa Ana, 20 Civic Center Plaza – M20, Santa Ana, CA 92701.

Deadline to submit written comments is 4:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting.
Comments received after the deadline may not be distributed to the Commission but will be made part of the record.