City of Long Beach 
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Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 080620
City Clerk Announces Translation Services for Long Beach City Council Meetings
Monique De La Garza
City Clerk

Moving forward, Long Beach City Council meetings will be translated in real-time upon request, per the City’s Language Access Policy. To request a translator for future meetings, members of the public can contact the Office of the City Clerk 24 hours before the meeting. 

Since June 16, 2020, Long Beach City Council has allowed telephonic public comments on agenda items as a way to provide more opportunities for public engagement while adhering to health orders and guidelines related to COVID-19, which changed public gathering and public meeting rules.

The five-minute timer will also be re-implemented for Councilmember comments, with unlimited abilities to re-queue to speak. The City also is testing video capability of the Councilmember and staff during Council meetings, which is expected to be integrated in the near future.

Please visit the City Clerk website at to learn more about the process. 

About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly rated school district, Long Beach Airport and the Port of Long Beach. The City also has a highly respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas and bike paths.

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