Public Engagement

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Due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) public health emergency, the County of Mendocino is making several changes related to Board of Supervisors meetings to protect the public's health and prevent the disease from spreading locally.

California Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-29-20 on March 17, 2020, relating to the convening of public meetings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pursuant to the Executive Order, and to maintain the orderly conduct of the meeting, the Board of Supervisors may attend the meeting via teleconference or phone conference and will participate in the meeting to the same extent as if they were present. For more information and resources related to COVID-19, refer to

Additionally, the County of Mendocino will allow the public to participate in the meetings via teleconference, instead of attending in person. Due to the Executive Order to stay home, in person participation at Board of Supervisors meetings will not be allowed at this time.

How to Stay Engaged:

Call in to Board of Supervisors meetings for Public Expression or agenda-specific Public Comment (agendas can be found here):

  1. Fill out the telecomment form - make sure to use the phone number you will be calling in with, otherwise our clerks won't be able to tell who is calling in.
  2. Listen to the Board of Supervisors meeting using one of our three broadcast methods (see below)
  3. Once you hear the request for Public Expression or the beginning of the specific agenda item you wish to speak on, call in using the information emailed to you. You will be placed on hold until it is your turn to speak.
  4. Be aware! Only telecomment request received before 8am the day of the board meeting will be accepted.

Submit a written comment via eComment

  1. Mendocino County uses a service called eComment that directly attaches your comments to agenda items in real time. You can submit an eComment by clicking the eComment link on the meeting you wish to comment on here.
  2. Note: eComments will not be available until the meeting agenda is published 72 hours before the meeting.

Watch a live broadcast

There are three ways to watch the live broadcast of the meeting

  1. The YouTube livestream
  2. The Granicus livestream
  3. If you live in the Ukiah Valley, you can also watch on Comcast channels 3, 64, & 65.