Lafayette to Begin Remote Live Audio Public Comment at Meetings

Post Date: 06/03/2020 12:11 PM City of Lafayette

The City of Lafayette continues to hold public meetings and conduct business during the present Covid-19 public health emergency. To protect public health, our residents, officials, and staff, and aligned with the Governor’s executive order N-29-20, certain teleconference requirements of the Brown Act have been suspended, including the requirement to provide a physical location for members of the public to participate in the meeting.

Beginning with the City Council meeting on Monday, June 8, 2020, the City of Lafayette will allow remote live audio public comment at public meetings.

Here is how to participate in the City’s public meetings and provide public comment:

  1. Watch or Listen: Meeting are broadcast on the City of Lafayette’s YouTube Channel: An archived, on-demand video of each meeting is maintained on the channel as part of the public record.
  2. Submit Comments Before the Meeting: Members of the public can provide public comment by sending an e-mail to (for City Council meetings) or (for Planning Commission/Design Review Commission meetings) no later than noon the day of the meeting. Those e-mails will be distributed to the members of the City Council, the City Manager, and the City Attorney, and will be posted as part of the public record.
  3. Live Remote Public Comments: Members of the public may submit a live audio public comment via Zoom conferencing. You may download the Zoom mobile app or if using a desktop computer, you can test your connection to Zoom clicking here. When the Mayor or Chair invites public comment on the item on which you would like to comment, please use the “raise hand” feature (or press *9 if connecting via telephone only) to alert staff you have a public comment to provide. Each speaker is allowed three (3) minutes to speak. Any graphics a speaker wishes to use must be emailed to (for City Council meetings) or (for Planning Commission/Design Review Commission meetings) by 3:00 p.m. the day of the meeting. The Zoom Webinar link and password will be posted on the meeting agenda prior to the start of the scheduled meeting.
  4. Join the Meeting Remotely: Use the links provided for each meeting to join the meeting and provide remote live audio public comment.