Participating and Commenting on Conservancy Board Teleconference Meetings

Beginning in May 2022,  we will resume in person meetings.  To maximize public safety while maintaining transparency and public access, members of the public can choose to participate either virtually via Zoom, by telephone, or in person at the meeting location. People attending in person will be required to adhere to the site’s health guidelines, which could include wearing masks, health screening, and social distancing.

Please note, the Zoom chat function will be disabled for the duration of the meetings.  This is to avoid ex parte conversations and comply with public meeting requirements.  If you need technical assistance during the meeting, please email publiccomments@scc.ca.gov .

Information on how to join each meeting are in that meeting’s agenda.  The instructions below outline how members of the public can provide public comment.

Providing Public Comment

There are several ways for the public to provide comments during the Conservancy’s teleconference meeting. Comments will be limited to two minutes. Time limits may be adjusted at the Chair’s discretion and depending on the number of people wishing to speak.  These are:

  • Send an email in advance to: PublicComments@scc.ca.gov . Email comments received by 5pm on the Friday before the meeting will be entered into the record and shared with Conservancy Members but not read aloud during the meeting. Please include in your email the agenda item number for the item you are commenting on, unless it is a non-agenda item. If you want your name and organization included in the public record, please include in your comment. Emails received after 5pm on the Friday before will not be considered by the Conservancy.
  • Provide comments directly during the meeting.  Public comments will be taken at appropriate times throughout the meeting. Teleconference attendees will have an option to use the “Raise Hand” function to be unmuted and make their comment.  Comments on agenda items can be made at the end of each item. Comments on items that are not on the agenda must be made during Public Comments on Non-Agenda Items.  If you want your name and organization included in the public record, please state at the beginning of your comments.
    • Individual Public Comments will be limited to two minutes. Time limits may be adjusted at the Chair’s discretion and depending on the number of people wishing to speak. 
    • Commenters may share presentations or other audiovisual material by sharing their screen within their allocated time.
    • Total time for Public Comments on Non-Agenda Items will be limited to 30 minutes.
    • Each commenter may only use their own allocated time (time cannot be “donated” to other commenters).
    • If you are joining by telephone, press *9 to “Raise Hand” and be called on by the Chair to make your comment.

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