City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 063021
Long Beach City Council to Resume Meetings With Community Joining In-Person July 6
Monique De La Garza
City Clerk
Office of the Clerk

Long Beach, CA - Beginning Tuesday, July 6, 2021, the Long Beach City Council will welcome the community back to in-person meetings at the Bob Foster Civic Chamber at Long Beach City Hall, 411 W. Ocean Blvd. The public is invited to participate in the meetings, which were temporarily held virtually via Webex due to COVID-19 precautions.

“We are thrilled to be able to reopen the Civic Chamber to the public and be together safely in person to see and hear from community members on the important topics impacting the city,” said City Clerk Monique De La Garza.

The City has implemented various tools and services to continue to promote equitable community involvement in City Council meetings throughout the pandemic while in-person gatherings were not permitted, including launching a telephonic public comment feature and providing Spanish interpretation during City Council meetings in real-time. 

As the in-person meetings resume, Webex will no longer be utilized for public participation. Individuals interested in providing public comment must appear physically in the Civic Chamber. Facial coverings will be required for unvaccinated attendees ages two years and older, per California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidance. Additionally, every other seat will be reserved to provide physical distance between audience members. 

City Council meetings continue to be broadcast and streamed live via the following platforms:

The public will continue to have the option to use eComment to provide comments on agenda items until 4 p.m. each meeting day. Written comments may also be submitted by email to For more information about City Council meetings, please visit or contact the Office of the City Clerk at 562.570-6101.

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, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. 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, bike paths and a Bike Share program.

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