Fire Council Meetings via Videoconference - Remote Access Guidelines
In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and the current Shelter In Place order, Fire Council meetings, and other Town Council, Board and Commission meetings, will take place via videoconference only. All members will be participating remotely and residents are urged to follow the Marin County Public Health Officer’s shelter in place order and participate in the meeting remotely as well. As allowed under Executive Order N-29-20 (March 17, 2020), the Fire Authority will no longer offer an in-person meeting location for the public to attend.
HOW TO ATTEND MEETINGS: Meetings will be videoconferenced using GoToWebinar. Read the guidelines for viewing and participating in videoconferenced Town Meetings through GoToWebinar here. Download GoToWebinar here (You may need to restart your device after downloading)
Upcoming Meeting: Fire Council Special Meeting - Friday, May 29, 2020, 9:00am.
Join the upcoming meeting by registering https://tinyurl.com/yck8mz6a. Registered attendees will be able to select the "raise hand" option,and can be called on and unmuted in order to provide public comment during the meeting.
Call-in option: If you do not wish to register and will only listen to the meeting, you can call in using the following phone number: 1 (415) 930-5321 / Access Code: 924-596-852. If you choose this option, you will not have an audio PIN, so press # when prompted. You will be in listen-only mode and won’t be able to make public comment verbally.
Staff will be monitoring the meeting and facilitating requests from virtual attendees who wish to provide verbal public comment. All attendees are encouraged to submit any written public comments for the Council before or during the meeting to: PublicComment@tcmmail.org.
OPPORTUNITIES TO PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT:
We strongly recommend submitting your public comment early by:
Sending comments prior to the meeting to: PublicComment@tcmmail.org. All public comment received prior to 8:00 A.M. the day of the meeting will be distributed to the entire Fire Council and made available to the public in the online agenda packet.
Sending comments during the meeting to: PublicComment@tcmmail.org. The Town will accept public comment via email during the meeting, from 9:00am until the adjournment of the meeting. All public comment received via email will be read aloud by staff at the appropriate time on the agenda for each agenda item, forwarded to the Council, posted to the website, and placed in the Authority’s permanent records.
For those participating in the meeting through the GoToWebinar link, you are able to make public comment by selecting the "Raise Hand" icon in your meeting control panel. Your raised hand will alert staff that you would like to make a public comment on that item. When the Chair calls for public comment, staff will unmute your line and call your name, at which point you may make your comments. Please note that you will not be able to select the Raise Hand icon and be called upon for public comment if you do not register for the meeting, and will need to pick a different method, such as emailing comments in advance, in order to submit public comment.
For all public comment submitted, please be sure to indicate the item number to which your comment is related, or whether it is for the general public comment period at the beginning of the meeting, Open Time for Public Comment. Your comment will be read verbatim, however words including profanity, obscenity, and discriminatory language will not be read into the record in order to avoid disruption of the meeting. Your comment is subject to the same 3-minute limit as in-person spoken comments.