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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Virtual City Council Meetings Start Tuesday, April 14

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 due a current priority of staffing the City’s emergency operations center. 

How to Virtually Attend the Meeting

  • You can log onto the teleconferencing application and watch at  
  • You can dial one of the following numbers, enter the participant PIN followed by # to confirm:
    • +1 (415) 466-7000 (US); PIN: 2706233 #
    • Secondary: +1 (760) 699-0393 (US); PIN: 6162771860 #
  • Watch the meeting on UCTV Channel 15
  • Watch the meeting online our website 

How to Provide Public Comment

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 Your comments will be read by the Mayor during the appropriate public comment period. Please include your name and note the agenda item in the contents of your email.

ADA Access

If you require a reasonable modification or accommodation for a disability, please email the City Clerk at or call (510) 675-5448.

We are working hard to ensure no technical glitches occur; however, we thank the public in advance for their patience when they do occur.

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