PRESS RELEASE

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

6/8/2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 060820
Subject:
City Clerk Announces Telephonic Public Comment for Long Beach City Council Meetings
Contact:
Monique De La Garza
562.570.6101
CityClerk@longbeach.gov
City Clerk
Office of the Clerk




Beginning Tuesday, June 16, 2020, the Long Beach City Council will begin allowing telephonic public comments on agenda items. The City Council will begin transitioning to more opportunities for public engagement since health orders and guidelines related to COVID-19 have changed public gathering and public meeting rules.

Up to 20 public speakers who sign up to speak will be able to do so live, telephonically. If there are under 10 speakers, they can each speak up to three minutes. After 10 speakers, the time will automatically set at 90 seconds to align with pre-existing council rules. The City Council will continue to adjust and expand public access in the weeks ahead and continue to follow the Governor’s recommended public meeting guidelines.

Telephonic comments will also be allowed for the first 10 speakers, up to three minutes each, who sign up for non-agenda items. Please visit the City Clerk website at www.longbeach.gov/cityclerk on Friday, June 12, 2020 to learn more about the sign-up process and to sign up to speak telephonically for the June 16 meeting.

Members of the public will continue to have the option to use eComment to provide comments on agenda items. Written comments may also be submitted by email to cityclerk@longbeach.gov.

About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 470,000 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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