City of HB to Discontinue Use of Zoom for Public Meetings

Beginning immediately, the City of Huntington Beach will discontinue the use of Zoom for all public meetings, including City Council and Planning Commission. Zoom was provided as a virtual option to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic enabling them to view and verbally participate in City Council and other public meetings. The resumption of the pre-COVID public meeting policy comes as a result of the City Council’s decision to end the proclaimed COVID-19 state of emergency at the December 20, 2022 meeting. At the January 17, 2023 City Council meeting, Mayor Tony Strickland announced the discontinuation of Zoom for public viewing and participation at public meetings.

While Zoom is no longer available, members of the public remain welcome to attend and participate in City Council and other public meetings in person. City Council and Planning Commission meetings remain viewable live and on-demand through the following platforms:

Individuals wishing to provide a comment on agendized or non-agendized City Council meeting items, including Study Session, Closed Session, and Public Hearing, or Planning Commission meeting items may do so in person by completing a Request to Speak form at the meeting.

Members of the public unable to participate in City Council meetings in-person, but are interested in communicating with the City Council on agenda-related items, are encouraged to submit a written (supplemental) communication via email at [email protected], or [email protected]. To submit communication regarding Planning Commission agenda items, please email [email protected].

Supplemental Communications are public record, and if received by 2:00 P.M. on the day of the meeting, will be distributed to the City Council or Planning Commission prior to consideration of agenda-related items, posted to the City website, and announced, but not read, at the meeting.  Communications received after the 2:00 P.M. deadline will be included in the administrative record.

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