CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) – Notice of Meeting Procedures

TELECONFERNCE MEETING 

In order to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the City will conduct this meeting as a teleconference in compliance with California Government Code Section 54953(e), and members of the City Council and City staff will participate in this meeting telephonically or electronically. The City Council Chambers will be closed to the public, and members of the public may participate in the meeting by viewing or listening to the meeting live, and providing comments, as described below. If you have any questions regarding how to participate in the meeting, please contact the City Clerk’s Department at (707) 257-9503; or [email protected]

VIEWING THE MEETING LIVE

All members of the public are invited to view or listen to the meeting live on: (a) local cable TV Channel 28; or (b) live-streamed on the City of Napa’s website at www.cityofnapa.org (see: https://napacity.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx; and click on the “In Progress” button); or (c) live-streamed on Zoom. Each meeting will have a unique web address that will allow you to attend and participate in the meeting. That link will be provided in the Agenda for that meeting. It is a good idea to set yourself up to attend the meeting in advance and follow these helpful tips.  

Full Coronavirus (COVID-19) meeting procedures and participation methods will be included in the meeting agenda to be published online at https://napacity.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx, or available in the Office of the City Clerk at 707-257-9503 or email [email protected] at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting date. 

PROVDING COMMENTS ELECRONICALLY VIA ZOOM

If you are viewing the meeting live via Zoom you may provide comments to the City Council as follows: (1) When the Mayor calls for the item on which you wish to speak, raise your hand by clicking on the ‘raise hand’ feature in Zoom. (2) City staff will notify each speaker (using the name or email address in Zoom) when it is their turn to provide comments to the Council. Additional instruction for how to participate in a Zoom webinar meeting are available here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting- . Please note that the chat and Q&A functions will be disabled for this meeting, and the only way to provide comments in Zoom will be to use the ‘raise hand’ feature as described above. 

PROVDING COMMENTS VIA TELEPHONE

Any member of the public may provide a comment to the City Council via telephone. The participation telephone number will be published on the agenda online at https://napacity.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx, or available in the Office of the City Clerk at 707-257-9503 or email [email protected] at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting date. 

To provide telephone comment (a) dial provided number; (b) when prompted, enter provided meeting ID; and (c) click *9 to raise your hand for the item you wish to comment on. Speakers will be notified shortly before they are called to speak.

PROVIDING SUPPLEMENTAL WRITTEN COMMENTS 

Any member of the public may provide supplemental written comments to the City Council before or during the meeting, and those supplemental written comments will be made a part of the written record in accordance with the Council’s Rules of Order and Procedures (R2016-6).

Supplemental written comments may be submitted to the City Clerk via email at [email protected], via mail to ATTN: City Clerk, 955 School Street, Napa, CA 94559, via fax at (707) 257-9534, or dropped off in person at the City Clerk’s Office located at City Hall. If you are commenting on a particular item on the agenda, please identify the agenda item number and letter. Please be aware that any public comments received that do not specify a particular agenda item number will be entered into the record under the general public comment portion of the agenda

VIEWING ARCHIVED WEBCASTS OF PAST MEETINGS

Members of the public may access past City meetings at any time by going to https://napacity.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx; which includes an indexed listing of past meetings, including supporting documents, minutes, and video.

The City of Napa thanks you in advance for taking all precautions to prevent spreading the COVID-19 virus.