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File #: 2022-2373   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 9/20/2022
Title: Minutes of the Special Meetings Held on August 9, 2022. (City Clerk)
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Minutes of the Special Meetings Held on August 9, 2022. (City Clerk)

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UNAPPROVED
MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING
TUESDAY- - AUGUST 9, 2022- -6:00 P.M.

Mayor Ezzy Ashcraft convened the meeting at 6:03 p.m. Councilmember Herrera Spencer led the Pledge of Allegiance.

ROLL CALL - Present: Councilmembers Daysog, Herrera Spencer, Knox White, Vella, and Mayor Ezzy Ashcraft - 5. [Note: The meeting was conducted via Zoom.]

Absent: None.

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS, NON-AGENDA

(22- ) Tod Hickman expressed concern about the state of the City and minutes.

(22- ) Stewart Levine expressed concern about the Golf Course.

CONSENT CALENDAR

Expressed concern about Zoom meetings: Tod Hickman.

Councilmember Knox White moved approval of the Consent Calendar.

Vice Mayor Vella seconded the motion.

Under discussion, Councilmember Herrera Spencer stated that she does not support the findings to allow City meetings to be conducted via teleconference; expressed support for hybrid meetings; stated it is long since passed the time for City Hall to be open to the public and allowing participation in meetings; many places are open and allow public attendance; the ability to participate in person at meetings contributes to the effectiveness; expressed concern about speakers being passed over during public comment; stated some people have difficulty with technology and internet service; discussed other agencies holding public meetings without mask mandates; expressed support for the City joining other government agencies in allowing in-person public comment.

Vice Mayor Vella stated the State Senate is still in COVID-19 protocols; people are not allowed to testify in person and can only participate by calling in; a number of different agencies are moving back to remote processes; noted some events have been delayed or cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreaks; she will continue to support the matter; some members have immunocompromised family members; some members h...

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