How to Participate in Council Meetings

Public Access & Participation at Council Meetings

Despite the current public health emergency, the Santa Paula City Council will continue conducting official meetings to ensure City government continues to function and adapt to ever-changing challenges. However, to comply with the Governor’s Executive Order N-33-20 requiring residents to stay at home, and to ensure the public’s health by avoiding gatherings and practicing safe social distancing, the City will provide ways for the public to easily view and participate in City Council meetings from their homes, starting with the Santa Paula City Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

To streamline public participation during the meeting, those who wish to provide comments or speak at the meeting are requested to notify the City Clerk in advance before 3:00pm the day of the Council meeting. Please review the below information for complete instructions.

View or Download Meeting Agendas 

Agendas for all meetings can be accessed on the page for Meetings, Agendas, and Minutes using any of the following methods:

Remote Public Access to Live Meetings 

The public may view or listen to Santa Paula City Council meetings live in one of the following ways:

  • Computer or smart device via Website: You may view the live meeting with a computer or using a smart device (Android phone, iPhone, iPad, tablet, etc.). Participants using a computer or smart device will be able to see visual presentations provided during the meeting, if any.

Click here to view the meeting live

Please visit this link to view the meeting online:

  • Local Channel 10: You will be able to access the live Council meeting via Channel 10. Please note that this only applies to Santa Paula residents.

How to Submit Public Comment 

In accordance with the California Governor’s Executive Orders declaring a State of Emergency and the County of Ventura Health Officer’s Local Health Emergency Declaration as a result of the threat of the COVID-19 Virus, the City Council meeting will be held via teleconference call.

Public comment on any agenda item will be accepted by email, phone call or Virtual Public Comment Card. Please send your public comments to: All public comments sent must be received by 3:00 p.m. (PT) on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, to be read into the public record. Please indicate in the subject line, the agenda item number. A copy of the teleconference call recording will be posted on the City’s website at:  within 24 hours of the conclusion of the City Council Meeting. Comments received after an agenda item has been heard by City Council will be made a part of the administrative record if received prior to the end of the meeting.

VERBAL COMMENTS - Provide comments verbally during the meeting over the phone.

If a member of the public wants to provide their comments during the meeting via telephone, the participant should complete a Virtual Public Comment Card.

Alternatively, prospective participants may complete the Virtual Speaker Card over the phone by calling the City Clerk’s Office at (805) 933-4208 or by emailing the City Clerk at in advance to provide their:

  • Name,
  • telephone number if they will be calling into the meeting,
  • and the agenda item or general subject of their comment.

If calling outside of regular business hours, please leave the requested Virtual Speaker Card information in a recorded voicemail message.

Submit full written comments prior to the meeting using Virtual Public Comment Card. or via e-mail to

Those who wish to submit written comments may send their comments and testimony of up to 250 words per item

Written comments and will be read aloud by the City Clerk during the meeting at the appropriate time and If they submit during the meeting we will read it into the record subject to the Council protocols establishing a 3-minute public comment per person.


If you have any questions or need further assistance to participate in this meeting, please call the City Clerk at (805) 933-4208 during business hours (Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).