Board Meetings to be Held Remotely

In response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Governor’s state of emergency and subsequent executive orders, and the order by the Health Officer of the County of Santa Cruz to shelter-in-place, Soquel Creek Water District’s Board Meetings will be held remotely via teleconference. This is in effect at least through the May 5, 2020 Board Meeting.

Remote meeting access information (meeting web link and phone number) will be posted on each agenda.

To facilitate effective and efficient remote Board Meetings, people wishing to address the Board during a Board Meeting on an item not listed on the agenda (Oral Communications – Item 5.0), or any item listed on the agenda, will need to submit a Request to Speak Form.

Submitting a Request to Speak Form

  1. Please download the form and submit via email to the Board Clerk at emmao@soquelcreekwater.org
  2. The Request to Speak form must be submitted by 3 pm, on the day of the Board Meeting.
  3. You must fill out a separate Request to Speak form for EACH item you would like to comment on.

Please note that all Request to Speak forms are a public record, subject to disclosure under the California Public Records Act.

Board Meeting Format

Please note that all attendees will join remotely conducted Board Meetings on mute. When agenda items are considered, District staff will unmute those who have submitted a Request to Speak form by the deadline. The information provided on the form will allow staff to identify and unmute those who wish to provide oral comments.

With the exception of requiring a Request to Speak form, the District’s current Oral and Written Communication Guidelines, including public comment time allowances and written communication procedures, remain in effect for remote Board Meetings. Please note that your name is not required if you wish to provide comment anonymously.  However, due to the need to unmute speakers, please include some identifiers in your Request to Speak form so staff can appropriately identify you and allow you to provide comments.

 

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