VIDEO and LEGISLATIVE BILL. Video from the City of Half Moon Bay Legislative Subcommittee meeting on 3/4/2021.
Introduced by Assembly Members Lee and Cristina Garcia, January 28th, 2021.
An act to amend Sections 9027, 54953, 54954.2, 54954.3, 11122.5, 11123, 11125.7 of, and to add Sections 9027.1 and 9028.1 to, the Government Code, relating to state and local government.
This bill would require all meetings, including gatherings using teleconference technology, to include an opportunity for all persons to attend via a call-in option or an internet-based service option that provides closed captioning services and requires both a call-in and an internet-based service option to be provided to the public.
The bill would require all meetings to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on proposed legislation, as provided, and requires translation services to be provided for the 10 most-spoken languages, other than English, in California, and would require those persons commenting in a language other than English to have double the amount of time as those giving a comment in English, if time restrictions on public comment are utilized, except as specified.
This bill would require all meetings, as defined, to include an opportunity for all persons to attend via a call-in option or an internet-based service option [like Zoom] that provides closed captioning services and requires both a call-in and an internet-based service option to be provided to the public.
This bill would require legislative bodies of local agencies, and state bodies, as defined, to translate agendas and instructions for accessing the meeting to be translated into all languages for which 5% of the population in the area governed by the local agency, or state body’s jurisdiction, are speakers.
Vote: majority Appropriation: no Fiscal Committee: yes Local Program: yes
City Council of Half Moon Bay Meets ~ 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 7:00pm
The New Now ~ Virtual Remote Public Agency Meetings
- streamed live on Comcast Channel 27 and Pacific Coast TV website
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- and on Facebook Live
- Recorded by Pacific Coast TV (PCTV)
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