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Oakland City Council Hosts Special Online Meeting

Date Posted: March 26th, 2020 @ 7:50 PM
Last Updated: March 26th, 2020 @ 7:57 PM

Oakland, CA — To comply with the Alameda County Public Health Officer’s shelter in place order to slow the spread of COVID-19 and maintain social distancing requirements, Oakland City Council’s Special meeting tomorrow will be held via phone/video conference. Scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, March 27 at 11 am, the Special meeting allows the City Council to advance important legislative work necessary to address the current public health crisis posed by the community spread of novel coronavirus, in compliance with Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-29-20.

There will be two meetings: a Special Closed Session at 10:00 am and a Special City Council Meeting (open session) at 11:00 am. The public is invited to observe and participate in the meetings as follows:

10:00 am Special Closed Session

TO COMMENT:

To comment on Closed Session items by Zoom video conference line, register before 10:00 AM March 27, 2020 at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WNp6b91ySRC2bEEeDcAXr9Q

  • You will receive a confirmation on screen and by email with a link to click before the meeting starts.
  • After you click the link emailed to you, you will be prompted to use the “Raise Your Hand” button to request to speak when Public Comment is being taken on the eligible Agenda item.
  • You will then be unmuted, during your turn, and allowed to make public comments.
  • After the allotted time, you will then be re-muted.
  • All public speakers will be disconnected from the line after all comments are heard and council will proceed with Closed Session.

You will be prompted to “Raise Your Hand” by pressing “*9” to request to speak when Public Comment is being taken on the eligible Agenda Item. You will then be unmuted, during your turn, and allowed to make public comments. After the allotted time, you will then be re-muted


To comment on Closed Session items by phone, dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669-900-6833 or +1 346-248-7799 or +1 312-626-6799 or +1 929-436-2866 or +1 253-215-8782 or +1 301-715-8592. Then enter Webinar ID: 536 888 246.

You will be prompted to “Raise Your Hand” by pressing “*9” to request to speak when Public Comment is being taken on the eligible Agenda Item. You will then be unmuted, during your turn, and allowed to make public comments. After the allotted time, you will then be re-muted.

11:00 am Special City Council Meeting (open session)

TO OBSERVE the meeting video conference:

  1. View on KTOP Channel 10 Xfinity or ATT Channel 99 Government Access to locate KTOP Channel 10
  2. View from the meeting calendar at: https://oakland.legistar.com/calendar.aspx and click “In Progress”
  3. View on Zoom video conference platform at: https://zoom.us/j/420129689 at the noticed meeting time.

TO LISTEN to the meeting by phone:

  1. Call the numbers below at the noticed meeting time (note: for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
  • +1 669-900-6833 or
  • +1 346-248-7799 or
  • +1 929-436-2866 or
  • +1 253-215-8782 or
  • +1 301-715-8592 or
  • +1 312-626-6799
  1. Then enter Webinar ID: 420 129 689. If asked for a participant ID or code, press #.

TO COMMENT:

  1. eComment. Send your comment directly to Council members and staff BEFORE the meeting starts at: https://oakland.legistar.com/calendar.aspx and click on the “eComment” link under “eComment” for the corresponding meeting. eComment submissions close five (5) minutes before posted meeting time.
  2. To comment by Zoom video conference, click the “Raise Your Hand” button to request to speak when Public Comment is being taken on the eligible Agenda item. You will then be unmuted, during your turn, and allowed to make public comments. After the allotted time, you will then be re-muted.
  3. To comment by phone, please call on one of the above-listed phone numbers. You will be prompted to “Raise Your Hand” by pressing “*9” to request to speak when Public Comment is being taken on the eligible Agenda Item. You will then be unmuted, during your turn, and allowed to make public comments. After the allotted time, you will then be re-muted.

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Instructions on how to join a meeting by video conference are available at: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193 - Joining-a-Meeting.

Instructions on how to join a meeting by phone are available at: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362663 Joining-a-meeting-by-phone.

Instructions on how to “Raise Your Hand” are available at: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/205566129 - Raise-Hand-In-Webinar

Media Contact

Karen Boyd

Citywide Communications Director

(510) 449-4401

KBoyd@oaklandca.gov