The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ meetings will reopen for in-person public attendance Tuesday for the first time since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In contrast, Pasadena City Council continues to meet virtually. The Council most recently opted to continue online public meetings only during its Sept. 12 session.
Attendance at the County Board’s 9:30 a.m. meeting at the Hall of Administration will be limited to 100 people, and all attendees will be asked to wear face masks.
The Board meetings will continue to be accessible online and telephonically, and residents can make public comments remotely over the phone.
The decision to resume in-person meetings was prompted by the county’s recent move from the “medium” to “low” COVID-19 community activity level, as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“After over two years of no constituents being allowed in the board room due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to have reached a point where we can safely resume in-person dialogue with the public we serve and who have a right to be here,” Board of Supervisors Chair Holly J. Mitchell said in a statement. “The health of our communities and staff remains a priority, which is why we will continue to uphold safety measures so that we can keep the board room open.”
The City has not allowed residents inside council chambers since the pandemic began although the school board and the Pasadena City College Board of Trustees have returned to meetings in front of the public.
Several City Councilmembers have returned to council chambers for Council meetings.