City of Riverside To Offer “Call In Public Comment” at Virtual City Council Meeting April 7

Published: 04/03/2019


April 3, 2020


Phil Pitchford

Public Information Officer


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City of Riverside To Offer “Call In Public Comment” at Virtual City Council Meeting April 7

Residents will be able to call a phone number and speak to their elected representatives

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The City of Riverside will provide a “call in public comment” option as part of its virtual City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 7.

The agenda for the meeting, which starts at 1 p.m., can be found here.

Members of the public who wish to comment on an agenda item can call 951-826-8600.

Each member of the public will have one opportunity to call, and each call can last as long as five minutes. Each caller will be able to speak on any item on the agenda, covering all items in the one call.

A live webcast of the meeting will be available at www.engageriverside.com, and members of the public also can provide input by filing an eComment at www.engageriverside.com or by sending an email to [email protected].

The meeting can be held because Gov. Newsom’s call for the public to stay at home in order to stifle the spread of COVID-19 includes an exemption for essential government services. He also has issued an order that enables virtual government meetings and suspends some usual meeting requirements.

Riverside held its first virtual meeting on March 31. That meeting included a pilot project for drive-up public comment in the parking lot of City Hall. That option is not being utilized at the April 7 meeting.

For the latest information and resources regarding COVID-19 -- www.RiversideCA.gov/COVID-19