City Council & Planning Commission Meetings & Video
**Scroll down to learn how City Council meetings are being offered virtually to the public during the Coronavirus Pandemic
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UCTV 15 is the City of Union City government access cable channel. UCTV provides gavel to gavel coverage of City Council and other public meetings. When meetings are not in session, channel 15's electronic bulletin board provides valuable information and announcements 24 hours a day about events that shape our community and quality of life.
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Live webcasts and video archives are a free public service and are not an official record of City meetings. For a copy of the official public record, please contact the City Clerk's Office at 510.675.5448.
City Council & Planning Commission Agenda Packets - Agendas for other Legislative Bodies can be found on the Union City Calendar
Packets published here reflect items as submitted at the time of publication. Occasionally, desk items are provided to City Council at the meeting. These items are not included in the packets but are made available in the City's online records repository. A public copy of each desk item is also available at the City Clerk's desk at the evening of the meeting. Additionally, a copy of any item included in the City Council packet can be requested through a Public Records Act Request.
A full and complete agenda packets and approved minutes for all legislative bodies should always be viewed here.
City Council Meetings Transition to Virtual Offering Opportunities for the Public to Participate Remotely During the Coronavirus Pandemic
To further support and reinforce Alameda County’s Shelter-in-Place order, City Council meetings, beginning with the regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 14, will now take place virtually with the Mayor and City Council and City staff teleconferencing into the meeting.
An executive order signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom back in March now allows the Mayor and City Council to participate in their City Council meetings without being physically present (via teleconference). We are excited for this opportunity to be able to hold our regularly scheduled City Council meetings and welcome public participation in the meetings while everyone stays safe in their homes.
City Commission meetings are still currently postponed.
To view Teleconferencing guidelines for the Planning Commission Meeting click here.
How to Virtually Attend the Meeting
- You can log onto the teleconferencing application and watch at Union City Live Event.
- Instructions on how to attend can be found at: Attendee Instructions
- You can dial one of the following numbers, enter the participant PIN followed by # to confirm (no public comment):
- +1 (415) 466-7000 (US); PIN: 4969669 #
- Secondary: +1 (760) 699-0393 (US); PIN: 4331640903 #
- Watch the meeting on UCTV Channel 15
- Watch the meeting online our website (here): https://www.unioncity.org/199/City-Meetings-Video
Public Comment via Teleconference
During the meeting, you can use the "raise your hand" button to request to speak during public comment periods only, to which the Mayor will facilitate as she runs through the agenda. A staff moderator will monitor requests to speak during public comment periods. Upon raising your hand through the teleconferencing application, the staff moderator will select the speaker and unmute their microphone allowing them the opportunity to speak. Consistent with typical standards, speakers will be given a three minute window to provide their public comment. At the end of the three minute period, the speaker’s microphone will be muted again.
Provide Public Comment via Email (accepted until the start of the meeting, unless otherwise noted on the meeting agenda)
To provide written comment on an agenda item, you may send an email to email@example.com. Your comments must be limited to 350 words in order to be taken into record. Your written comments will be read into the record by the City Clerk during the appropriate public comment period. Please include your name and note the agenda item in the contents of your email.
If you require a reasonable modification or accommodation for a disability, please email the City Clerk at Cityclerk@unioncity.org or call (510) 675-5448.
The City will have several staff moderating the meeting to ensure technical glitches are immediately responded to as they occur. We thank the public for their patience and flexibility as we work to ensure City business can still be conducted safely from everyone’s home.