VIRTUAL MEETING UPDATED PROCEDURES FOR CITIZEN COMMENTS AND PUBLIC HEARINGS
With the public being asked to stay home to stop the spread of the coronavirus, City of San Marcos is offering new ways to “attend” public meetings and offer comments: virtually.
Citizen comment: Persons wishing to “speak” during the citizen comment period of a public meeting must submit their written comments to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 12 p.m. (Noon) on the day of the meeting. Timely submitted comments will be read aloud by the Mayor or that meeting’s Chair (or Staff) during the citizen comment portion of the meeting (limited to the first 10 speakers).
Public Hearings: Persons wishing to participate in any public hearing item listed on the agenda may do so as follows:
Send written comments which will be read aloud; or
Request a link to join in the public hearing portion of the virtual meeting.
Written comments or requests to join in a public hearing must be sent to email@example.com no later than 12 p.m. (Noon) on the day of the hearing. Comments shall have a time limit of three minutes each. Citizens who join the public hearing virtually will be provided a call in number to participate remotely.
Comments, whether during public hearings or public comment periods, shall have a time limit of three minutes each. Any threatening, defamatory or other similar comments prohibited by Chapter 2 of the San Marcos City Code will not be read.