City Council Procedures & Zoom Instructions

*SPECIAL NOTICE REGARDING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION DUE TO COVID-19*

Given the current Order covering the State of California and the Social Distance Guidelines issued by Federal, State, and Local Authorities, the City has implemented the following changes to participate in Council meetings until notified otherwise.

The Council Chamber IS OPEN to the public; however, we are continuing to offer live viewing and participation for Council meetings via Zoom. Although City Council meetings are in-person once again, we still encourage residents, especially high-risk residents, to participate virtually following the directions below. Any member of the City Council may participate from a remote location.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://zoom.us/j/98452658022?pwd=czk1Vk45RnhwSVhnMC92NjczWjl1QT09

Passcode: 793285

Or iPhone one-tap :

    US: +16699009128,,98452658022#,,,,*793285#  or +12532158782,,98452658022#,,,,*793285#

Or Telephone:

    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

        US: +1 669 900 9128  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 558 8656  or 877 853 5247 (Toll Free) or 888 788 0099 (Toll Free) or 833 548 0276 (Toll Free) or 833 548 0282 (Toll Free)

Webinar ID: 984 5265 8022

Passcode: 793285

    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/ab3BY2uio0

Staff highly recommends that participants log into Zoom 15 minutes before the meeting begins to perform an audio check and to make sure they have an optimal internet connection.

Options to participate / view / and listen to the meeting:

• If you wish to speak to the Council on an item using the Zoom platform on your computer/laptop or smartphone, please use the “raise hand” icon and you will be unmuted when it is your turn to speak. Please provide your name when unmuted. You will be able to speak to the Council for up to 3 minutes.

• If you are calling into the meeting only (no camera/video) and you wish to make a comment, press *9 to “raise your hand” and *6 to unmute yourself.

Additional ways to comment on agenda items:

• Members of the public may submit written comments on any agenda item by submitting an email to the City Clerk, JMcClendon@CityofChowchilla.org, up to one (1) hour before the meeting.

o Please submit a separate email for each item you are commenting on.

o A copy of your written comment will be provided to the City Council noting the item number.

• If you wish to have your written comment read into the record:

o Please specify if you would like to have your written comment read into the record. Your comment will be read into the record during the public address portion when the item is heard. Any portion of your comment extending past three (3) minutes may not be read aloud due to time restrictions but will be made part of the record of proceedings.

o Please be aware that any written comments received that do not specify a particular agenda item will be marked for the general public comment portion of the agenda.

o If a written comment is received after 5:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting, efforts will be made to provide the comment to the City Council during the meeting. However, staff cannot guarantee that written comments received after 5:00 p.m. will be provided to City Council during the meeting. All written comments received prior to the end of the meeting will be made part of the record of proceedings.

Previous Council Meeting Videos, click HERE.