The City of Goleta has announced it will be allowing both virtual and in-person participation in City Council meetings.
The City is making the announcement ahead of the next council meeting, set for July 20. The move aims to help the public share their comments in a comfortable way, whether that is in-person or through a webinar link.
Goleta said its City Council meetings will happen on the first and third Tuesday of the month. The meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. and are located at Goleta City Hall at 130 Cremona Dr.
The City notes that face coverings are required in City Hall, though community members have the choice to remove their masks while speaking at the microphone.
Officials have shared a few ways to participate virtually. Participants can register in advance using the GoToWebinar link on the meeting's agenda. Virtual comments can be shared in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Those looking to watch the meetings can see them live on Channel 19 or streaming through the city's website.
The City notes that other regularly scheduled public meetings will remain virtual.