How do I participate in City Council meetings?

You can participate in a few different ways:

  1. Write a letter and mail it to the City Council: Public comments can be mailed to Office of City Clerk, 20 Civic Center Plaza, M-30, Santa Ana, CA 92701. All written communications received via mail by 4 p.m. on the day of the meeting will be distributed to the City Council and saved in the City’s document archive system.
  2. Send an email to eComment@santa-ana.org. Please note the agenda item you are commenting on in the subject line of the email. All emails received before 4 p.m. on the day of the meeting will be distributed to the City Council and saved in the City’s document archive system.
  3. Join us on Zoom or call us: You can provide live comments during the meeting by Zoom or phone. To join by Zoom click on or type the following address into your web browser https://us02web.zoom.us/j/315965149. To join by phone, call (669) 900-9128 and enter Meeting ID number 315 965 149#. You will be prompted by the City Clerk when it is time for a: i) closed session item, ii) general agenda item, iii) public hearing item, iv) special agenda item, or v) for Housing Authority item. You may request to speak by dialing *9 from your phone or you may virtually raise your hand from Zoom. After the City Clerk confirms the last three digits of your phone number or Zoom ID and unmutes you, you must press *6 or the microphone icon to speak. You are encouraged, but not required, to identify yourself by name. You will be provided three minutes to speak, unless due to the number of speakers wanting to speak a decision is made to provide a different amount of time to speak.
  4. Join us in person: You can provide in-person comments at the podium in the Council Chamber. The Council Chamber will have seating available for you to attend the meeting in-person. Face coverings are strongly recommended when entering City buildings. Public comments are limited to three minutes per speaker, unless a different time is announced by the presiding chair. Speakers who wish to address the City Council must do so by submitting a “Request to Speak” card by 5 p.m. for Closed Session items and by 6 p.m. for all other designated public comment periods as listed below. Cards will not be accepted after the Public Comment session begins without the permission of the presiding chair.
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