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.
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 complete a comment card. The card is available on the back table of the Council Chambers. Please fill in the information and return the card to the City Clerk or any staff member. The comment card assists the Mayor in ensuring that all persons wishing to address the Council are recognized.
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.