Public Participation at a City Council Meeting
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:Pursuant to Executive Order N-29-20 and given the current health concerns, members of the public are encouraged to access the meeting live on-line at www.anaheim.net/councilvideos and on Cable Channel 3.The following options are available to the public to correspond with the City Council, and all other related agencies, on any agenda items or matters within the jurisdiction of such governing bodies:
1) PUBLIC COMMENTS VIA E-MAIL
Members of the public can submit comments electronically for City Council consideration by sending them to email@example.com. To ensure distribution to the City Council prior to consideration of the agenda, we encourage the public to submit comments at least 2 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the meeting (time is noted on the Council Agenda). Those comments, as well as any comments received after that time will be distributed to the City Council, posted on the City’s website, and will be made part of the official public record of the meeting.
2) IN-PERSON COMMENTS
Members of the public can provide in-person comments at the podium in the Council Chamber. Social distancing measures will be in place, masks are required, and once the Chamber has reached health and safety capacity, the participant will be asked to exit the building once their comments have been made. Public comments are limited to three (3) minutes per speaker, unless a different time is announced. For public hearings, the Mayor or Chairperson will separately call for testimony at the time of each public hearing. Testimony during public hearings is subject to the following time limits: Project applicant or issue initiator: twenty minutes for initial presentation and ten minutes for rebuttal; Residents within the noticed area of the subject property: ten minutes; All other members of the public: three minutes. Public hearings regarding legislative matters: five minutes. The Mayor or Chairperson may limit the length of comments during public hearings due to the number of persons wishing to speak or if comments become repetitious or irrelevant. Speakers shall refrain from profane language and other disruptive remarks or behavior which disrupts or disturbs the meeting, or risk being removed (AMC 1.12.017).
SPECIAL NOTICE REGARDING COVID-19
On March 4, 2020, Governor Newsom proclaimed a State of Emergency in California as a result of the threat of COVID-19. On March 17, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-29-20 (superseding the Brown Act-related provisions of Executive Order N-25-20 issued on March 12, 2020), which allows a local legislative body to hold public meetings via teleconferencing and to make public meetings accessible telephonically or otherwise electronically to all members of the public seeking to observe and to address the local legislative body. Pursuant to Executive Order N-29-20, please be advised that the Anaheim City Council will participate in meetings telephonically.
ACCESSIBILITY: If requested, the agenda and backup materials will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with a disability, as required by Section 202 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 12132), and the federal rules and regulations adopted in implementation thereof. Any person who requires a disability-related modification or accommodation, in order to observe and/or offer public comment may request such reasonable modification, accommodation, aid, or service by contacting the City Clerk’s Office by telephone at (714) 765-5166 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 8:00 AM on the day of the scheduled meeting.
If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 714-765-5166 or Cityclerk@anaheim.net.