PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

10/22/2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 102220-2
Subject:
City Clerk Announces Automatic Spanish Interpretation Services for Long Beach City Council Meetings
Requests in Advance no Longer Needed
Contact:
Monique De La Garza
City Clerk
562.570.6101
CityClerk@longbeach.gov




Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has begun providing Spanish interpretation during City Council meetings in real-time, with requests for the service no longer required. Dial-in information for Spanish interpretation will be posted on the City Clerk homepage on the day of each meeting.

The City traditionally has provided interpretation services, upon advance request, for City Council meetings. With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting in-person meetings, the City transitioned to meetings via teleconference, and in August 2020, the Office of the City Clerk implemented technology to once again begin offering these services in Spanish, Khmer and Tagalog upon request. In September, the Long Beach City Council voted to provide Spanish interpretation at City Council meetings as a standard service, and it is included in the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget. 

People may still request interpreters in Khmer and Tagalog by contacting the Office of the City Clerk 24 hours before the meeting, with dial-in information to listen to the meetings in requested languages posted on theCity Clerk homepage on the day of each meeting. 

The City remains committed to removing language barriers to ensure equitable access to available City services. Learn about the City of Long Beach Language Access Policy. For additional information and assistance with requesting interpretation services for City Council meetings, visit the City Clerk website at longbeach.gov/cityclerk

For the latest information on COVID-19, with details on all that the City of Long Beach is doing to keep its residents safe, visit longbeach.gov/COVID19 and follow @LongBeachCity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 480,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly rated school district, Long Beach Airport and the Port of Long Beach. The City also has a highly respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas and bike paths.

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