Important Public Health and Safety Message Regarding Participation in City Council Meetings
Important Public Health and Safety Message Regarding Participation in City Council MeetingsCity of Laguna Beach, March 13, 2020, Media Release
In accordance with the March 12, 2020, California Department of Public Health guidance on the protection of the public health and slowing the rate of transmission of COVID-19 by minimizing or eliminating large public gatherings, the City of Laguna Beach encourages the public to consider participating from home in this City Council meeting.
While the public can still participate in the City Council meeting, we recommend that you utilize other methods of communication to share your input whenever possible and avoid in-person participation at public meetings when possible. This is especially important if you are a member of high risk groups (60 years or older, or have compromised immune system), are not feeling well, or may have been exposed to the flu or the COVID-19 virus, or have recently travelled to China, Iran, Italy, Korea, or other countries with high number of reported cases.
Below are additional options for participating in City Council meetings:
The meeting will be livestreamed (our normal practice) and can be accessed at City’s website, at http://www.lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/citygov/cityclerk/mam.htm
the “view meeting in progress” button will appear at 5:00 p.m.). You can also watch the meeting on local Cox Cable Channel 852.
Viewing the meeting will allow you to track any actions reported out of closed session as well as any actions on the agenda items.
You may submit any oral comments for public comments or any agenda item to the City Clerk at email@example.com prior to 5:00 p.m. and your comments will be incorporated into the meeting record.
If you decide to attend this meeting in person, please be assured that in advance of the meeting, we will wipe down all surfaces in the City Council Chambers. We will ask you to please follow social distancing protocol of six feet per person, wash your hands before and after the meeting, avoid physical contacts such as hand-shaking, holding hands and hugging, and limit the number of people in line for speaking.
Please know the City of Laguna Beach welcomes public input at public meetings and we encourage you to consider participating from your home.