LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors announced Friday, Sept. 9, that the Board’s Hearing Room at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration will reopen to the public on Tuesday, Sept. 27.
It will be the first time since general safe-at-home requirements kept the meetings online only.
“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,” said Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, the Board’s chairperson. “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” said Board Chair, Second District Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell.
The action comes after the county moved from “medium” to “low” COVID-19 community levels on Sept. 1, under the Centers for Disease Control’s community ratings.
Even as the inperson meetings get going again, comment by telephone will remain available to the public.
The Board did set down some public health guidelines for people planning to attend in person. They include:
- Masking for all in attendance will be required.
- Enhanced air filtration equipment has been installed in the Board Hearing Room.
- Occupancy will be limited to 100 members of the public.
- Members of the media will have a designated seating area and will be able to film interviews in the media room upon request.
Online access will continue and upcoming meetings can be found at bos.lacounty.gov website for all upcoming scheduled Board meetings. The Board will continue to meet every other week with the opposite week being designated to closed session.