IN-PERSON CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS TO RESUME AT CITY HALL
The City of Santa Fe Springs continues to monitor guidelines from federal, state and county officials regarding the coronavirus. As Los Angeles County Public Health Officials transitions into the “Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community for Control of COVID-19” and more vaccines become available to the public, the City will transition back to in-person Council meetings. Established protocols below will be enforced to keep both the public and City staff safe during meetings. Based on the directives designed to limit the spread of COVID-19, City Council meetings will be set at a limited capacity both in the Council Chambers and City Hall lobby.
Regular City Council meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of each month beginning at 6 p.m. However, please refer to Council meeting agendas if study session items are scheduled. If scheduled, Council meetings will begin at 5 p.m. Public comment will be held at the beginning of the Council meeting. Upon arrival to City Hall, members of the public wishing to speak or attend the meeting will be greeted by a City staff member and will be required to wear a mask before entering City Hall, a temperature check will be enforced and the staff member will ask a series of COVID-19 symptom questions before the participant is cleared to participate in the meeting. The participant will then be directed to take a seat and will be invited by a City staff member to enter the Council Chambers when it is their turn to speak.
Social distancing guidelines will be enforced in the City Hall lobby and Council Chambers and face masks will be required to be worn at all times. A limited capacity of 12 people inside the City Hall lobby and 12 people in the Council Chambers will be implemented. Should members of the public wishing to speak or attend the Council meeting exceed the set capacity, they will be required to remain outside during the Council meeting and will be directed by City staff when they can enter City Hall. Seating provided in the City Hall lobby and Council Chambers will be set at a six foot distance. Plexiglass has been installed throughout the Council Chambers to protect the City Council, City staff and public while the meeting is conducted. Once arrived to the podium, masks are still required to remain on while speaking. Participant will then be escorted back out to City Hall lobby where they are welcome to stay for the remainder of the meeting or leave. City staff will thoroughly disinfect the podium area and microphone after each speaker.
You may attend the City Council meeting telephonically or electronically using the following means: Electronically using Zoom: Go to Zoom.us and click on “Join A Meeting” or use the following link: https://zoom.us/j/521620472?pwd=U3cyK1RuKzY1ekVGZFdKQXNZVzh4Zz09
Zoom Meeting ID: 521620472 Password: 659847
Telephonically: Dial: 888-475-4499 Meeting ID: 521620472
For future Council meeting updates in regards to returning both in-person and via Zoom, please visit the City’s website at the City’s social media pages.
Speaking at Public Meetings: If you would like to address the City Council on a scheduled agenda item, please sign in with a City staff member prior to the commencement of the Public Comment portion. The sign-in sheet is available with a City staff members who is situated by the entrance of the Council Chambers. Please fill in the information on the sheet and inform the City Clerk or any City staff member. The sign-in sheet assists the Mayor in ensuring that all persons wishing to address the Council are recognized.
For those who wish to speak during Public Comments and are attending the City Council meetings virtually via Zoom, they may use the “Raise Hand” function on the application to make a public comment on any item on the agenda or not on the agenda. The City Clerk will see if you have raised your hand through the Zoom application.
Public Comment: Any member of the public may address the Council or Commission on items within the subject matter jurisdiction but which are not listed on this agenda during public comments. However, no action may be taken on matters that are not part of the posted agenda. If you wish to speak, please complete a comment card and submit it to the City Clerk.