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City Offers Additional Public Engagement Opportunities To Virtual Public Meetings

Post Date:04/21/2020 8:42 AM

DATE:          April 20, 2020

RELEASE:   IMMEDIATE

CONTACT:   Teresa Purrington

City Clerk

TPurring@slocity.org

(805) 781-7101

 

CITY OFFERS ADDITIONAL PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES TO VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETINGS

San Luis Obispo, CA – To enhance public engagement during virtual public meetings, the City has implemented additional features for the public, including the ability to comment live during the meeting. Virtual public meetings, including City Advisory Bodies and City Council meetings, began on March 15, 2020 and ensures the City continues to deliver essential community services during the Shelter at Home Order. Starting Tuesday, April 21st, City Council and Advisory Body meetings will proceed with the following protocol:

Public Comment Options – Community members can provide public comment at meetings in the following ways:

  • Verbal Public Comment
    • Community members who have registered for the meeting webinar can participate live during the public comment portions of the meeting using the following instructions:
      • Register for the webinar
      • Once logged into the webinar
      • In the ‘questions box’, please type your name and item number (or public comment) that you would like to speak on
      • Once public comment for the item is called, your microphone will be unmuted. You will have three minutes to speak.
    • Community members may also call (805) 781-7164 and leave a comment in the form of a voice message. Please state and spell your name, mention the agenda item number you are calling about and leave your comment (3-minute limit applies). Verbal comments must be received by 10:00 AM on the day of the meeting in order to be forwarded to the City Council members and saved as agenda correspondence.

       

  • Mail or Email Public Comment
    • If received by 3:00 PM on the day of the meeting - comments can be submitted by email to emailcouncil@slocity.org or U.S. Mail to City Clerk at 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.
    • If received after 3:00 PM and up until the public comment period is opened on the item at the meeting – comments up to one page can be emailed to cityclerk@slocity.org. Comments will then be read aloud during the public comment period for the item specified.

Viewing Options - Community members can watch meetings in the following ways:

All comments received will become part of the administrative record for the meeting.

If you have questions about public meetings or need additional accommodations, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at cityclerk@slocity.org or (805) 781-7100.

For more information from the City’s response to COVID-19, please visit www.slocity.org/covid19. The City is committed to keeping our community informed.

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