The OC Board of Supervisors allows citizens to speak in person during public comments and public comments on agenda items.
So does the City of Newport Beach.
It's time for the Costa Mesa City Council to re open the Council Chambers so residents can once again attend meetings in person and comment on items of concern to us.
What is the delay?
We're willing to distance and wear masks if still required, although evidence is surfacing that masks are useless.
At the April 6 meeting I called during public comments via Zoom, which is confusing for many people, and asked to restore in person Council Meetings.
If people don't feel safe, they can still call in with comments.
We've spent a year stifled in many ways from giving our First Amendment comments to our elected City officials. Freedom of speech, transparency, presenting our grievances--all curtailed by COVID.
Time to open!
If you agree, please send emails to the City Council and City Clerk. firstname.lastname@example.org