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City Council Meetings

COVID-19 Procedures for Council Meetings

In accordance with Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20 City of Fairfield City Council meetings will be held virtually. Members of the public may not attend meetings in person.

Members of the public can observe the meeting on Comcast Cable Channel 26, ATT U-Verse 99, and web-streamed live at Channel 26 LIVE Stream, YouTube LIVE, and at

The City Council Meetings will be held via teleconference until further notice.

Public Comments

Beginning with the December 15, 2020 City Council Meeting, members of the public will now be able to "step-up" to the virtual podium, and speak during public comment.  

When joining via Zoom, you will be asked to register and enter a name and an email address.  We request that you identify yourself by name, as this will be visible online, and will be used to notify you that it is your time to speak.  You may use your real name or a unique name as your identification to be called upon to speak.  Offensive, derogatory, discriminating, or defamatory names will not be accepted into the meeting for commenting.

To let staff know you would like to speak, use the "raise your hand" feature or press *9 on your phone. Staff will call your name and you will have three minutes to speak, and when your time is up, staff will mute your microphone.  Please note that the clock begins when you are unmuted, so you must be prepared to speak when called upon.

Please note that joining the meeting by computer or phone is the technical responsibility of the party wishing to place their public comment.  Staff will not be available for technical support or assistance during the live meeting.

Consistent with past practices, members of the public wishing to submit their comments via email must email their comments to the City Clerk at These comments will be forwarded to Council for review but will not be read aloud during the meeting.

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City Council Meeting Times and Dates

The meetings will be held at their regular dates and times; first and third Tuesdays at 6 p.m. for City Council and Housing Authority, second and fourth Wednesdays at 6 p.m. for the Planning Commission, and first and third Mondays at 7 p.m. for the Fairfield Youth Commission.

City Council Agendas 

City Council Resolutions, Ordinances, and Meeting Minutes 

City Council Workshops 2021 - Videos

City Council Meeting Structure and How to Participate
  • City Council meeting begins at 6 p.m.
    • Public comments on agenda issues  
      • Complete a speaker's card listing the specific agenda item number.
      • Give the completed card to the City Clerk prior to the item is called.
      • There is a maximum time limit of four minutes. 
      • The Mayor will call for speakers after the staff report is presented and prior to Council discussion on each item.
    • Public comments on issues not on the agenda
      • Use the Public Comment portion of the meeting.
      • Speakers must fill out a speaker's card. 
      • Give the completed card to the City Clerk to be recognized.