Fwd: [MVCSP] Important meetings and announcements week of May 14th

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Bruce England

May 14, 2023, 10:47:16 PMMay 14
to SVBC Mountain View Team
Continued Notices
  • The City still doesn't fully have a public-facing hybrid meeting process in place 😢:
    For example, the Parks and Recreation Commission, Public Safety Advisory Board, Senior Advisory Committee, and Youth Advisory Committee, and the DRC and Administrative Zoning hearings have not been doing this so far.
    If you care about this, please contact City Council to urge them to expedite the solution. Adequate public access is being compromised through this until it's fixed.
    Similarly, you can sign this petition to tell the county to reinstate virtual public comment.
    What the City is saying on delays to public-facing hybrid meetings:
    Thank you for your inquiry regarding hybrid public meetings. This email was forwarded to me for a response on behalf of the City Council. The Council is blind copied on this response.
    Meetings of the City Council and the Environmental Planning Commission are currently accessible in person, on Zoom, and on the City’s YouTube page. Additionally, meetings of the Rental Housing Committee will also be accessible in person or on Zoom beginning with the Committee’s next meeting on March 27. Members of the public who wish to participate in these meetings can choose between attending and commenting in person or via Zoom.
    The City is committed to community engagement, including enhanced access to public meetings, and recognizes the importance of remote participation options to our community. City staff is working on enabling remote public participation at Council subcommittee meetings and all other Council Advisory Body meetings. This includes upgrading meeting rooms, identifying and assigning additional staff members to attend advisory body meetings to manage the expanded tasks associated with supporting both in-person and remote meeting elements,  writing policies and procedures, and training staff to ensure consistent and effective meetings.
    Recent upgrades at City Hall will allow us to begin piloting remote public participation for in-person meetings next month with a small number of meeting bodies in which community members have expressed particular interest for a hybrid option. Staff is continuing work on upgrading meeting rooms throughout the City, though this work is taking longer than expected due to delayed receipt of equipment orders and a need to integrate the new technology with existing AV systems and room configurations.
    Staff will be testing the technology and building capacity to run meetings that support meaningful and organized participation for in-person and virtual attendees to pave the way for the increased adoption of remote participation through June and widespread adoption in Fall 2023, following the summer hiatus. This phased approach is intended to minimize technological errors, facilitate consistency between meeting bodies, and ensure sufficient staffing and staff training for effective hybrid public meetings.
  • Bernardo Undercrossing upcoming public meetings:
Meetings and events this week
  • Monday, May 15th, 6:30 PM: Council Transportation Committee meeting. City Hall, Plaza conference room (2nd floor), 500 Castro Street and see remote access details in the agenda file.
    For information on the City website:

    5.1 El Monte Avenue Corridor Study, Project 19-61
    5.2 Miramonte Avenue Improvements, Project 20-01
    5.3 Castro Street Bikeway Feasibility Study, Project 17-53

  • Wednesday, May 17th, 7:00 PM: Environmental Planning Commission meeting. City Hall, Plaza conference room (2nd floor), 500 Castro Street and see remote access details in the agenda file.
    For information on the City website:

    5.1 Retreat and Development Review Process Overview
    Receive presentations regarding the development review process and the California Environmental Quality Act, and discuss Commission-related matters, such as meeting procedures and strategies for effective input and communication.

Bruce England

May 15, 2023, 1:12:28 PMMay 15
to SVBC Mountain View Team
Hi, all:
Actually, April is working with SVBC on their own letter, so please disregard the part under Notices related to the letter, which will include organizations other then SVBC. If you have other questions on this, please get in touch with April.
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