On Tuesday, October 20, the Dublin City Council will begin to hold hybrid City Council meetings in which a limited number of City staff and the public may join the City Council in the Council Chamber, while the meeting will also be broadcast virtually over Zoom Video Communications.
In keeping with the guidelines provided by the State of California and Alameda County Department of Public Health regarding gatherings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and recommendations to follow social distancing procedures, the City of Dublin will adopt the following practices during upcoming City Council meetings:
Per normal practice, the meeting will be livestreamed and available at www.TV30.org for viewing, and also broadcast live on Comcast T.V. channel 28 beginning at 7:00 p.m. and via the City’s website at: http://dublinca.iqm2.com/Citizens/default.aspx.
To maximize public safety while maintaining transparency and public access, members of the public may participate in one of the following ways:
- If the public wishes to speak via Zoom during the meeting, they must complete an online speaker slip. A link to the speaker slip can be found at https://dublin.ca.gov/1604/Meetings-Agendas-Minutes-Video-on-Demand. Speaker slips will be accepted until the staff presentation on an agenda item ends, or until the public comment period on non-agenda items is closed. Once submitting the speaker slip, the individual will receive a link to the Zoom meeting, where they will be connected to the Zoom webinar as an attendee and muted. The speaker will be able to see the meeting from inside Zoom. When the agenda item upon which the individual would like to comment is addressed, the speaker will be announced in the meeting when it is their time to speak to the City Council. The speaker will then be unmuted for comment.
- Members of the public wishing to speak in person may fill out an online speaker slip in advance of the meeting or sign up to speak at the meeting. Speaker slips will be accepted until the staff presentation on an agenda item ends, or until the public comment period on non-agenda items is closed.
Pursuant to the public health officer’s order, the City Council Chamber will have limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis for members of the public to attend the meeting in person. Physically distanced seats have been identified in the Chamber for use by the public. Members of the public should maintain at least six-foot social distancing from individuals who are not part of the same household or living unit.
For the purposes of potential public health contact tracing, all members of the public attending the meeting will be requested to sign in and provide a name and phone number or email address. In addition, attendees will be screened with a touchless temperature check.
Consistent with the public health officer’s order, each member of the public must also wear a face covering of the nose and mouth at all times during the course of the meeting, even while speaking at the podium.