How to Participate in Council Meetings

Public Access & Participation at Council Meetings

You are invited to participate in all Regular City Council meetings.  Agendas are posted in the front of Santa Paula City Hall, 970 Ventura Street, Santa Paula, 72 hours in advance of the scheduled meetings.  The City Council’s regular meetings start at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month. 

Meetings will be held via teleconference only, in order to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 and pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20 further enhancing State and Local Government’s ability to respond to the Coronavirus.  Under these orders, a local legislative body is authorized to hold public meetings via teleconferencing to promote social distancing.  All votes taken during the teleconference meeting will be by roll call vote, and the vote will be publicly reported.

We urge residents who wish to participate in City Council meetings by utilizing any of the following options:  

How To View the Meeting 

Watch from home live on local Channel 10 or view the live feed at

How to Participate Before the Meeting

Members of the public are encouraged to submit email correspondence on any agenda item by completing the virtual public comment card at or by sending an email to Comments are limited to 350 words.

All public correspondence received by 3:00 p.m. (PT) on the meeting date will be provided to the legislative body before the meeting, but will not be read aloud.  Public Comments received after 3:00 p.m. (PT) will be provided to the legislative body the next day.  

How to Participate During the Meeting

If you would like to address the City Council during the meeting, please complete a public comment card at or send an email to with (1) the agenda item on which you’d like to speak, and (2) the phone number and/or Zoom display name from which you will be calling in to the meeting. This will replace the in-person speaker cards.  Upon receipt, Zoom instructions will be provided.  The deadline to request zoom instructions is 3:00 PM (PT) the day of the meeting. Comments are limited to three minutes.

Your Participation in City Council Meetings is in the public domain; meetings are cablecast; minutes of this meeting will reflect your participation in this meeting and are posted on the city’s website.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk at (805) 933-4208.  Notification 48 hours before the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. (28 CFR 35, 102-35.104 ADA Title II). Written materials distributed to the City Council within 72 hours of the City Council meeting are available for public inspection immediately upon distribution in the City Clerk’s office.


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 3:00 p.m.).