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Details for March 15, 2024 Santa Ana Water Board Meeting
Information about participating in the Santa Ana Water Board’s meeting is further down on this page and should be reviewed before joining the meeting. Once you have reviewed details on this page, and obtained the Meeting ID and password, you may join the meeting as early as 8:45 a.m. on the meeting day.
Instructions for obtaining Meeting ID and password are below.
You do not need to create a Zoom account to join the meeting.
Individuals who require special accommodations for telephonic or video participation are requested to contact Jessica Baenre by phone at: (951) 782-3285 or by email at: email@example.com, no later than seven business days prior to the meeting.
Members of the public who wish to observe or to address the Board may join the Board Members at the noticed, physical meeting location, or may use the Zoom application to address the Board remotely. At least four Board Members will be present at the physical meeting location. One or more Board members may be participating remotely.
Board members who cannot attend in person due to a physical or mental disability may be counted as physically present. (Gov. Code, § 11123.2, subd. (j)(2).)
While every effort has been made to streamline the remote experience, there may be technical issues and human error. We will attempt to correct any issues that arise as soon as we can. If we lose remote public access to the Zoom platform, the Board will adjourn the meeting but may reconvene the meeting on the same day. The Board will provide notice of the meeting's recess or adjournment on its website https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/santaana/ and by email to anyone subscribed to the "Board Meetings" email list. If the meeting will reconvene on the same day, the Board will provide notice of the time the meeting will reconvene via these same methods, along with any updated instructions on joining the meeting.
To subscribe to the email list, go to California Water Boards (govdelivery.com), enter your email address and click "Submit," and select "Board Meetings" from the dropdown menu.
The webcast can be viewed through most web browsers from this page: https://cal-span.org/. (closed captioning available).
Individuals who only want to watch or listen should use this option as it preserves interactive meeting resources for those who are commenting on items.
Please note: The Board will not adjourn the meeting if the Cal-Span access goes down. The Board may choose to take a break until the Cal-Span broadcast resumes and/or to give members of the public time to obtain passwords and switch to the Zoom platform. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if the Cal-Span access goes down.
Members of the public who wish to provide oral comments are encouraged to join the Board Members and staff at the noticed meeting location. Alternatively, a member of the public may use the Zoom application to address the Board remotely. You can either call in or use a computer or mobile device (e.g., mobile phone or tablet) to participate via audio or video conference.
If you want to use your phone to provide comments but follow along with the video presentations (e.g., because you do not have or want to use a computer microphone or camera), you can do so, but the computer or mobile device will need to be connected to the Zoom meeting using the steps below for “Participating via Video Conference.” When connecting to the Zoom meeting through a computer or mobile device select the option that you are participating by phone call. The Zoom service will give you a participant number that you can then enter on your phone.
Persons speaking at Santa Ana Water Board meetings are accustomed to filling out a speaker card. To allow for a more orderly process of identifying speakers in advance, the Santa Ana Water Board will use virtual speaker cards. The virtual speaker card will allow the Board Clerk to identify commenters interested in a particular item, locate them within the Zoom meeting waiting list, and unmute them so they can address the Board at the appropriate time.
To request to speak on an item and to receive the meeting password:
After you submit the online registration form, you will receive an email with the Zoom weblink and phone numbers to participate in the meeting. If you do not receive a confirmation email with the Zoom information after filling out the online registration form, please email email@example.com or call 951-782-3285.
If you do not complete the online registration form by the deadline, please do so as soon as you can. You cannot participate in the Zoom meeting until you receive an email with the Meeting ID and password. This means you may need to begin watching the webcast available at: https://cal-span.org/.
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