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Goleta City Council Meetings Go Virtual

Post Date:04/02/2020 4:18 PM

Goleta City Council Meetings Go Virtual

Watch Meetings Live and Participate by E-mail or Phone

The City of Goleta will hold virtual City Council meetings during the COVID-19 crisis. The first virtual City Council meeting will take place at 4:30 p.m. (Closed Session) with the Regular Session beginning at5:30 p.m. on Tuesday April 7, 2020. The Mayor, City Councilmembers, City Manager, City Attorney and City Staff will all participate in the meeting remotely. The public will be able to participate virtually as well.

Participation by E-mail
As always, public comment on agenda items can be submitted by email to the City Clerk at Please submit written comments by noon on Monday prior to the City Council meeting to ensure Council and staff have the ability to review comments before the meeting. Comments e-mailed during the meeting will be read by the City Clerk aloud as long as they are submitted prior to the close of the agenda item they pertain to and that the reading does not exceed three minutes. Please state in your e-mail that you would like your comments “read into the record”. E-mail comments received after an agenda item will be placed into the record and distributed appropriately.

Participation by Phone
For community members who want to participate in the meeting by phone:

  1. Email to be added to the speaker list. Please stateyour name, your phone number and indicate which item you would like to speak on.
  2. Dial-in 10 minutes prior to the start of the meeting (5:30 p.m.):
    Toll-Free Dial-in: (866) 580-6521
    Participant passcode: 72295187 followed by
  3. PLEASE MUTE YOUR PHONE UNTIL YOU ARE CALLED TO SPEAK. If you do not have a mute button, you may mute by pressing the star key followed by the number six (* 6). You can unmute by pressing the same keys (* 6). Comments from the public are limited to 3 minutes per speaker.
  4. Please be respectful and mindful while making your comment; children may be watching the broadcast of the meeting and appropriate language is expected.

Watch the Council Meeting Live:
We encourage you to watch City Council meetings live on Channel 19 or live on our website at you miss the meeting, it is rebroadcast on Channel 19 Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., and is available to watch at any time on the City website. Sign up to receive an agenda sent to you via email or text here:

City of Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte said, “We look forward to the day where we can all be together again in Council Chambers for our City Council meetings, but until then we appreciate the coordination by our City Clerk staff, Information Technology personnel, and Audio/Visual specialists to make these new virtual City Council meetings possible.”

We thank our supportive Goleta community members in advance for their patience while we transition to this new way of conducting City Council meetings.

The agenda for the upcoming City Council meeting on April 7, 2020, is available here:

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