Virtual Public Participation with Board of Supervisors

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Source: County of Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara County is prepared to ensure continuity of government during this pandemic. We employ social distancing, hold online meetings and encourage the public to interact with us online, mail and phone. To participate in our public process for Board meetings, please review the guidelines below that are also linked at countyofsb.org/ceo/cob.sbc.

Based on guidance from the California Department of Public Health and the California Governor's Office, in order to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, please do the following:

1. You are strongly encouraged to observe the live stream of the Board of Supervisors meetings or on YouTube.

2. If you choose not to attend the Board of Supervisors meeting but wish to make a comment on a specific agenda item, please submit your comment via email by 5 p.m. on the Monday prior to the board meeting. Please submit your comment to the Clerk of the Board at [email protected]. Your comment will be placed into the record at the Board meeting.

3. If you are watching the live stream of the Board of Supervisors meeting and wish to a general public comment or comment on a specific agenda item as it is being heard, please submit your comment, limited to 250 words or less, to the Clerk of the Board at [email protected]. Every effort will be made to read your comment into the record, but some comments may not be read due to time limitations. Comments received after an agenda item will be made part of the record if received prior to the end of the meeting.

4. If you attend the Board of Supervisors meeting in person, and wish to make public comment yourself instead of through one of the above alternatives, you will be required to maintain appropriate social distancing, i.e., a 6-foot distance between yourself and other individuals. In order to abide by the 6-foot distancing requirement, please plan accordingly as there are a limited number of seats in both the Santa Barbara and Santa Maria hearing rooms.    

5. Additional seating with audio of the board meeting will be available in the Planning Commission Room on the 1st floor of the County Administration Building.

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sbmermaid Mar 18, 2020 08:25 AM
Virtual Public Participation with Board of Supervisors

City of Santa Barbara has real time video of City Council meetings, ABR and I think even the Planning Commission and HLC meetings. Or you can watch them after via City of SB TV (based on a schedule) or after a fee days via recorded video. It's a great service which our City provides and its been available for many years now. Go to the City of Santa Barbara website and search for TV program or on the specific CC, ABR, PC or HLC webpage for online meeting info. Agendas are listed as well so that you can see what the topics are. When watching recorded videos you can also just view the items you are interested by clicking on that agenda item. Fabulous city service!

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