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Governing Board Meeting Agenda: November 6, 2020

A meeting of the South Coast Air Quality Management District Board will be held at 9:00 AM.

Pursuant to Governor Newsom’s Executive Orders N-25-20 (March 12, 2020) and N-29-20 (March 17, 2020), the Governing Board meeting will only be conducted via video conferencing and by telephone. Please follow the instructions below to join the meeting remotely.



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Meeting Procedures
  • The public meeting of the South Coast AQMD Governing Board begins at 9:00 a.m. The Governing Board generally will consider items in the order listed on the agenda. However, any item may be considered in any order.
  • After taking action on any agenda item not requiring a public hearing, the Board may reconsider or amend the item at any time during the meeting.
All documents (i) constituting non-exempt public records, (ii) relating to an item on the agenda, and (iii) having been distributed to at least a majority of the Governing Board after the agenda is posted, are available prior to the meeting at South Coast AQMD’s web page (www.aqmd.gov).

Americans with Disabilities Act and Language Accessibility
Disability and language-related accommodations can be requested to allow participation in the Governing Board meeting. The agenda will be made available, upon request, in appropriate alternative formats to assist persons with a disability (Gov’t Code Section 54954.2(a)). In addition, other documents may be requested in alternative formats and languages. Any disability or language-related accommodation must be requested as soon as practicable. Requests will be accommodated unless providing the accommodation would result in a fundamental alteration or undue burden to the South Coast AQMD. Please contact the Clerk of the Boards Office at (909) 396-2500 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, or send the request to cob@aqmd.gov

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Call To Order

  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Roll Call
  • Opening Comments:
    William A. Burke, Ed.D., Chair
    Other Board Members
    Wayne Nastri, Executive Officer

CONSENT CALENDAR (Items 1 through 15)

Note:  Consent Calendar items held for discussion will be moved to Item No. 16



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  • 2. Set Public Hearings December 4, 2020 to Consider Adoption of and/or Amendments to South Coast AQMD Rules and Regulations

    Wayne Nastri

    (909) 396-3131
    Rees (909) 396-2856

    A. Determine That Coachella Valley Extreme Area Plan for 1997 8-Hour Ozone Standard Is Exempt from CEQA and Approve Coachella Valley Extreme Area Plan for 1997 8-Hour Ozone Standard

    On July 10, 2019, the Coachella Valley was reclassified from Severe-15 to Extreme nonattainment for the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (standard) with an attainment date of June 15, 2024. A revision to the SIP is required to be submitted to U.S. EPA by February 14, 2021. The Coachella Valley Extreme Area Plan has been developed to demonstrate attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone standard and to address the applicable federal Clean Air Act requirements for Extreme nonattainment areas. The Coachella Valley is expected to attain the 1997 ozone standard in 2023 based on the continued implementation of existing regulations and programs. This action is to adopt the Resolution: 1) Determining that the Coachella Valley Extreme Area Plan for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone Standard is exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act; and 2) Approving the Coachella Valley Extreme Area Plan for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone Standard, and directing staff to forward to CARB for approval and submission to U.S. EPA for inclusion in the SIP. (Reviewed: Mobile Source Committee, September 18, 2020)


    Rees (909) 396-2856

    B. Determine That Attainment Plan for 2006 24-hour PM2.5 Standard for South Coast Air Basin Is Exempt from CEQA and Approve Attainment Plan for 2006 24-hour PM2.5 Standard for South Coast Air Basin

    The South Coast Air Basin (Basin) is a Serious nonattainment area for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (standard) with an attainment deadline of December 31, 2019. Despite significant improvement in PM2.5 levels, the Basin failed to attain this standard by the required date based on 2017-2019 monitoring data. On September 16, 2020, U.S. EPA finalized its determination of the Basin’s failure to attain the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 standard by the attainment date. Accordingly, a revision to the SIP is required to be submitted to U.S. EPA by December 31, 2020. The Basin is expected to attain the 2006 PM2.5 standard in 2023 based on the continued implementation of existing regulations and programs. This action is to adopt the Resolution: 1) Determining that the Attainment Plan for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 Standard for the South Coast Air Basin is exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act; and 2) Approving the Attainment Plan for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 Standard for the South Coast Air Basin, and directing staff to forward the Attainment Plan to CARB for approval and submission to U.S. EPA for inclusion in the SIP. (Reviewed: Mobile Source Committee, August 21, 2020)


    Nakamura (909) 396-3105

    C. Determine That Amendments to Regulation XIII - New Source Review, Regulation XX - Regional Clean Air Incentives Market and Regulation XXX - Title V Permits, Are Exempt from CEQA and Amend Regulations XIII, XX and XXX

    Coachella Valley was recently reclassified from Severe-15 to Extreme nonattainment for the federal 1997 8-hour ozone standard, with a new attainment date of June 15, 2024. Under the federal Clean Air Act, the reclassification for Coachella Valley requires revisions to Regulations XIII - New Source Review, XX - Regional Clean Air Incentives Market and XXX - Title V Permits to reduce the Major Polluting Facility thresholds and the thresholds for federal Major Modifications for VOC and NOx which are ozone precursors. Additional amendments are proposed to remove outdated rule provisions, correct rule references, and improve rule clarity. This action is to adopt the Resolution: 1) Determining that the proposed amendments to Regulations XIII, XX and XXX, are exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act; and 2) Amending Regulations XIII, XX and XXX. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, October 16, 2020)


    Nakamura (909) 396-3105

    D. Determine That Proposed Amendments to Rule 1146 - Emissions of Oxides of Nitrogen from Industrial, Institutional, and Commercial Boilers, Steam Generators, and Process Heaters Are Exempt from CEQA; and Amend Rule 1146

    Rule 1146 establishes an ammonia slip limit for new and modified pollution controls with ammonia emissions such as Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR). Proposed Amended Rule 1146 will remove the ammonia slip limit, which is currently addressed under Regulation XIII New Source Review. This action is to adopt the Resolution: 1) Determining that the proposed amendments to Rule 1146 - Emissions of Oxides of Nitrogen from Industrial, Institutional, and Commercial Boilers, Steam Generators, and Process Heaters are exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act; and 2) Amending Rule 1146 - Emissions of Oxides of Nitrogen from Industrial, Institutional, and Commercial Boilers, Steam Generators, and Process Heaters. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, October 16, 2020)



  • Budget/Fiscal Impact



    3. Reimburse CEC and Return Interest

    Matt Miyasato

    (909) 396-3249
    In February 2020, CEC issued a final audit report of CEC-funded projects, concluding that the majority of claimed agreement expenditures were in compliance with grant agreement requirements. However, the report questioned certain reimbursed subcontractor costs and requested that interest earned be returned to CEC. These actions are to: 1) reimburse CEC for unsupported costs with funds provided by two contractors in an amount not to exceed $214,719 from the Clean Fuels Fund (31); 2) reimburse CEC for unsupported costs in an amount not to exceed $70,631 from the Clean Fuels Fund (31); and 3) return to CEC interest earned on CEC funds in an amount not to exceed $202,723 and future residual interest earned from the Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Network Fund (63). (Reviewed: Technology Committee, October 16, 2020; Recommended for Approval)

  • 4. Amend Contract to Install Solar Panels for Volvo LIGHTS Project

    Matt Miyasato

    (909) 396-3249
    In November 2018, the Board approved execution of contracts for the Volvo Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions (LIGHTS) project. In order to complete installation of solar panels at freight handling facilities participating in the Volvo LIGHTS project, CARB approved reallocating up to $600,000 of administrative funding to project costs. This action is to amend a contract with Volvo Group North America, LLC in an amount not to exceed $600,000 from the GHG Reduction Projects Special Revenue Fund (67) for the installation of solar panels. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, October 16, 2020; Recommended for Approval)

  • 5. Recognize Revenue, Issue Program Announcement, Execute Contracts, and Redistribute Funds for Heavy-Duty Truck Projects Meeting the Proposition 1B – Goods Movement Program Requirements

    Naveen Berry

    (909) 396-2363
    South Coast AQMD is currently administering and implementing the final funding cycle for the Proposition 1B – Goods Movement Program. Due to cancellation of some projects, new Proposition 1B funding granted by CARB, and availability of Community Air Protection Program incentives, a new solicitation is needed to receive applications for additional heavy-duty truck projects and infrastructure meeting the criteria of the Proposition 1B – Goods Movement Program. These actions are to: 1) recognize revenue from CARB up to $6,406,088 into the Proposition 1B – Goods Movement Fund (81); 2) reimburse the General Fund up to $305,052 for administrative costs; 3) issue a Program Announcement for heavy-duty truck and infrastructure projects; 4) execute contracts (or modify existing contracts) for eligible truck projects; and 5) redistribute funds, as needed, for the timely liquidation of incentive programs funds. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, October 16, 2020; Recommended for Approval)

  • 6. Appropriate Funds, Execute and/or Amend Contracts, and Issue Solicitations and Purchase Orders for AB 617 Implementation

    Sujata Jain

    (909) 396-2804
    In February and June 2020, the Board recognized up to $21.88 million for the most recent allocation of the AB 617 implementation program funding. This action is to appropriate up to $1.7 million into the FYs 2020-21 and/or 2021-22 Budgets, execute and/or amend contracts, and issue solicitations and purchase orders for AB 617 implementation. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, October 9, 2020; Recommended for Approval)

  • 7. Issue New Solicitations and Approve Contract Modification as Approved by MSRC


    McCallon

    The Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) approved RFPs for on- and off-road goods movement projects associated with warehouse and distribution facilities located in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Additionally, the MSRC approved the modification of a contract under the Local Government Partnership Program. At this time the MSRC seeks Board approval of the contract modification and to release the RFPs as part of the FYs 2016-18 and 2018-21 Work Programs. (Reviewed: Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee, October 15, 2020; Recommended for Approval)



  • Action Item/No Fiscal Impact



    8. Establish Board Meeting Schedule for Calendar Year 2021

    Wayne Nastri

    (909) 396-3131
    The proposed Board Meeting Schedule for Calendar Year 2021 is submitted for Board consideration.  The meeting schedule for the Administrative Committee (second Friday of the month), as well as the other standing committees, is included for information only. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, October 9, 2020; Recommended for Approval)



  • Items 9 through 15 - Information Only/Receive and File



    9. Legislative, Public Affairs, and Media Report

    Derrick Alatorre

    (909) 396-3122
    This report highlights the September 2020 outreach activities of the Legislative, Public Affairs and Media Office, which includes:  Major Events, Community Events/Public Meetings, Environmental Justice Update, Speakers Bureau/Visitor Services, Communications Center, Public Information Center, Business Assistance, Media Relations and Outreach to Business and Federal, State and Local Government. (No Committee Review)

  • 10. Hearing Board Report

    Julie Prussack

    (909) 396-2822
    This reports the actions taken by the Hearing Board during the period of September 1 through September 30, 2020. (No Committee Review)

  • 11. Civil Filings and Civil Penalties Report

    Bayron Gilchrist

    (909) 396-3535
    This reports the monthly penalties from September 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020, and legal actions filed by the General Counsel's Office from September 1 through September 30, 2020.  An Index of South Coast AQMD Rules is attached with the penalty report. (Reviewed:  Stationary Source Committee, October 16, 2020)

  • 12. Lead Agency Projects and Environmental Documents Received

    Susan Nakamura

    (909) 396-3105
    This report provides a listing of CEQA documents received by the South Coast AQMD between September 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020, and those projects for which the South Coast AQMD is acting as lead agency pursuant to CEQA. (Reviewed: Mobile Source Committee, October 16, 2020)

  • 13. Report of RFPs Scheduled for Release in November

    Sujata Jain

    (909) 396-2804
    This report summarizes the RFPs for budgeted services over $100,000 scheduled to be released for advertisement for the month of November. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, October 9, 2020)

  • 14. Rule and Control Measure Forecast

    Philip Fine

    (909) 396-2239
    This report highlights South Coast AQMD rulemaking activities and public hearings scheduled for 2020. (No Committee Review)

  • 15. Status Report on Major Ongoing and Upcoming Projects for Information Management

    Ron Moskowitz

    (909) 396-3329
    Information Management is responsible for data systems management services in support of all South Coast AQMD operations. This item is to provide the monthly status report on major automation contracts and planned projects. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, October 9, 2019)



  • BOARD CALENDAR


    17. Administrative Committee

    Wayne Nastri

    (909) 396-3131
    Chair: Burke
    (Receive & File)

  • 18. Legislative Committee

    Derrick Alatorre

    (909) 396-3122
    Chair: Mitchell
    Receive and file; and take the following action as recommended:

    Agenda Item

    Recommendation

    HR 7822 (Blunt Rochester) Public Health Air Quality Act

    Support with Amendments


  • 19. Mobile Source Committee

    Philip Fine

    (909) 396-2239
    Chair: Burke
    (Receive & File)

  • 20. Stationary Source Committee

    Amir Dejbakhsh

    (909) 396-2618
    Chair: Benoit
    (Receive & File)

  • 21. Technology Committee

    Matt Miyasato

    (909) 396-3249
    Chair: Buscaino
    (Receive & File)

  • 22. Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee

    Naveen Berry

    (909) 396-2363
    Board Liaison: Benoit
    (Receive & File)

  • 23. California Air Resources Board Monthly Report

    Faye Thomas

    (909) 396-3268
    Board Rep: Mitchell
    (Receive & File)

  • 24. Budget and Economic Outlook Update (Presentation In Lieu of Board Letter)

    Jill Whynot

    (909) 396-3104
    Staff will provide an update on economic indicators and key South Coast AQMD metrics. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, October 9, 2020)

  • 25. 2020 Ozone Season and Wildfire Impacts (Presentation in Lieu of Board Letter)

    Philip Fine

    (909) 396-2239
    Staff will provide a summary of the high ozone levels and the significant wildfire smoke impacts experienced during the summer and fall of 2020. (No Committee Review)



  • PUBLIC HEARING


    26. Determine That Proposed Amendments to Rule 1178 – Further Reductions of VOC Emissions from Storage Tanks at Petroleum Facilities, Are Exempt from CEQA and Amend Rule 1178

    Susan Nakamura

    (909) 396-3105
    Rule 1178 establishes requirements to control VOC emissions from storage tanks at petroleum facilities. Amendments to Rule 1178 are needed to address safety concerns related to the enclosure of external floating roof tanks that store sour water. Proposed Amended Rule 1178 will reinstate an expired provision that allows operators to accept a permit condition to limit the vapor pressure of organic liquid stored for external floating roof tanks that store sour water. This action is to adopt the Resolution: 1) Determining that the proposed amendments to Rule 1178 – Further Reductions of VOC Emissions from Storage Tanks at Petroleum Facilities, are exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act; and 2) Amending Rule 1178 – Further Reductions of VOC Emissions from Storage Tanks at Petroleum Facilities. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, September 18, 2020)

Public Comment Period

(Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items, Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.3)


Board Member Travel

(No Written Material) Board member travel reports have been filed with the Clerk of the Boards, and copies are available upon request.


Closed Session

Bayron Gilchrist 909-396-3459 (No Written Material)


CLOSED SESSION - (No Written Material)

It is necessary for the Board to recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code sections 54956.9(a) and 54956.9(d)(1) to confer with its counsel regarding pending litigation which has been initiated formally and to which the SCAQMD is a party.  The actions are:

  • Communities for a Better Environment v. SCAQMD, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS161399 (RECLAIM);
  • Communities for a Better Environment v. South Coast Air Quality Management District, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 19STCP05239; (Tesoro II)
  • People of the State of California, ex rel. SCAQMD v. Exide Technologies, Inc., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC533528;
  • In re: Exide Technologies, Inc., U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware, Case No. 13-11482 (KJC) (Bankruptcy Case); Delaware District Court, Case No.: 19-00891 (Appellate Case); United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, Case No. 20-1858;
  • In re: Exide Holdings Inc., U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware, Case No. 20-11157 (CSS) (Bankruptcy Case);
  • In the Matter of SCAQMD v. Southern California Gas Company, Aliso Canyon Storage Facility, SCAQMD Hearing Board Case No. 137-76 (Order for Abatement); People of the State of California, ex rel SCAQMD v. Southern California Gas Company, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC608322; Judicial Council Coordinated Proceeding No. 4861;
  • In the Matter of SCAQMD v. Torrance Refining Company, LLC, SCAQMD Hearing Board Case No. 6060-5 (Order for Abatement);
  • CalPortland Company v. South Coast Air Quality Management District; Governing Board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District; and Wayne Nastri, Executive Officer, and Does 1-100, San Bernardino County Superior Court, Case No. CIV DS 19258941;
  • Downwinders at Risk et al. v. EPA, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 19-1024 (consolidated with Sierra Club, et al. v. EPA, No. 15-1465);
  • SCAQMD, et al. v. Elaine L. Chao, et al., District Court for the District of Columbia, Case No. 1:19-cv-03436-KBJ;
  • SCAQMD, et al. v. EPA, United States Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 19-1241 (consolidated with Union of Concerned Scientists v. NHTSA, No. 19-1230);
  • SCAQMD, et al. v. NHTSA, EPA, et al., United States Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Filed May 28, 2020
  • Association of Irritated Residents v. U.S. EPA, SCAQMD, SJVUAPCD, et al., United States Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 19-71223; and
  • SCAQMD v. City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles City Council, City of LA Harbor Dept., LA Board of Harbor Commissioners, et al. Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. 20STCP02985.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – INITIATING LITIGATION

It is also necessary for the Board to recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(a) and 54956.9(d)(4) to consider initiation of litigation (four cases).


CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Also, it is necessary for the Board to recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(d)(2) to confer with its counsel because there is a significant exposure to litigation against the SCAQMD (two cases).

Letter from Steven J. Olson, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, on behalf of ExxonMobil Corporation, dated August 22, 2018.


CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

It Is also necessary to recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 to confer with labor negotiators:

  • Agency Designated Representative:  A. John Olvera, Deputy Executive Officer – Administrative & Human Resources;
  • Employee Organization(s): Teamsters Local 911, and South Coast AQMD Professional Employees Association; and
  • Unrepresented Employees:  Designated Deputies and Management and Confidential employees.  


ADJOURNMENT

***PUBLIC COMMENTS***

Members of the public are afforded an opportunity to speak on any agenda item before consideration of that item. Persons wishing to speak may do so remotely via Zoom or telephone. To provide public comments via a Desktop/Laptop or Smartphone, click on the “Raise Hand” at the bottom of the screen, or if participating via Dial-in/Telephone Press *9. This will signal to the host that you would like to provide a public comment and you will be added to the list.

All agendas are posted at South Coast AQMD Headquarters, 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, California, at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting. At the end of the agenda, an opportunity is also provided for the public to speak on any subject within the South Coast AQMD's authority. Speakers may be limited to a total of three (3) minutes for the entirety of the Consent Calendar plus Board Calendar, and three (3) minutes or less for each of the other agenda items.

Note that on items listed on the Consent Calendar and the balance of the agenda any motion, including action, can be taken (consideration is not limited to listed recommended actions). Additional matters can be added and action taken by two-thirds vote, or in the case of an emergency, by a majority vote. Matters raised under the Public Comment Period may not be acted upon at that meeting other than as provided above.

Written comments will be accepted by the Board and made part of the record. Individuals who wish to submit written or electronic comments must submit such comments to the Clerk of the Board, South Coast AQMD, 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765-4178, (909) 396-2500, or to cob@aqmd.gov, on or before 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to the Board meeting.

ACRONYMS

AQ-SPEC = Air Quality Sensor Performance Evaluation Center
AQIP = Air Quality Investment Program
AQMP = Air Quality Management Plan
AVR = Average Vehicle Ridership
BACT = Best Available Control Technology
BARCT = Best Available Retrofit Control Technology
Cal/EPA = California Environmental Protection Agency
CARB = California Air Resources Board
CEMS = Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems
CEC = California Energy Commission
CEQA = California Environmental Quality Act
CE-CERT = College of Engineering-Center for Environmental Research and Technology
CNG = Compressed Natural Gas
CO = Carbon Monoxide
DOE = Department of Energy
EV = Electric Vehicle
EV/BEV = electric vehicle/battery electric vehicle
FY = Fiscal Year
GHG = Greenhouse Gas
HRA = Health Risk Assessment
LEV = Low Emission Vehicle
LNG = Liquefied Natural Gas
MATES = Multiple Air Toxics Exposure Study
MOU = Memorandum of Understanding
MSERCs = Mobile Source Emission Reduction Credits
MSRC = Mobile Source (Air Pollution Reduction) Review Committee
NATTS = National Air Toxics Trends Station
NESHAPS = National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
NGV = Natural Gas Vehicle
NOx = Oxides of Nitrogen
NSPS = New Source Performance Standards
NSR = New Source Review
OEHHA = Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
PAMS = Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Stations
PEV = Plug-In Electric Vehicle
PHEV = Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
PM10 = Particulate Matter £ 10 microns
PM2.5 = Particulate Matter < 2.5 microns
RECLAIM = Regional Clean Air Incentives Market
RFP = Request for Proposals
RFQ = Request for Quotations
RFQQ = Request for Qualifications and Quotations
SCAG = Southern California Association of Governments
SIP = State Implementation Plan
SOx = Oxides of Sulfur
SOON = Surplus Off-Road Opt-In for NOx
SULEV = Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle
TCM = Transportation Control Measure
ULEV = Ultra Low Emission Vehicle
U.S. EPA = United States Environmental Protection Agency
VOC = Volatile Organic Compound
ZEV = Zero Emission Vehicle

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC PARTICIPATION

Instructions for Participating in a Virtual Meeting as an Attendee

As an attendee, you will have the opportunity to virtually raise your hand and provide public comment.

Before joining the call, please silence your other communication devices such as your cell or desk phone. This will prevent any feedback or interruptions during the meeting.

For language interpretation:

Click the interpretation Globe icon at the bottom of the screen

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Please note: During the meeting, all participants will be placed on Mute by the host. You will not be able to mute or unmute your lines manually.

After each agenda item, the Chairman will announce public comment.

Speakers may be limited to a total of 3 minutes for the entirety of the consent calendar plus board calendar, and three minutes or less for each of the other agenda items.

A countdown timer will be displayed on the screen for each public comment.

If interpretation is needed, more time will be allotted.

Once you raise your hand to provide public comment, your name will be added to the speaker list. Your name will be called when it is your turn to comment. The host will then unmute your line.

Directions for Video ZOOM on a DESKTOP/LAPTOP:

  • If you would like to make a public comment, please click on the “Raise Hand”button on the bottom of the screen.

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Directions for Video Zoom on a SMARTPHONE:

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Directions for TELEPHONE line only:

  • If you would like to make public comment, please dial *9 on your keypad to signal that you would like to comment.

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