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Meeting Assistance

SANDAG Board of Directors, policy advisory committees, and working groups are open to the public in-person and/or virtually in accordance with the Ralph M. Brown Act. At SANDAG, we strive to make our meetings accessible to all attendees. If you require assistance to participate in SANDAG meetings, please contact us at 619.699.1900 at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting. To request documents in an alternative format, call 619.699.1900 or 619.699.1904 (TTY), or fax 619.699.1905.

SANDAG will provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services if it is readily achievable to do so but cannot guarantee that all requests can be met. Examples include sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, accessible parking spaces within close distance to meeting locations, and accessible seating areas.

Simultaneous interpretation in Spanish is available for the following meetings:

Board of Directors
Audit Committee
Borders Committee
Executive Committee
TransNet Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee
Public Safety Committee
Regional Planning Committee
Transportation Committees
Social Equity Working Group
Social Services Transportation Advisory Council

Interpretation for other groups will be provided upon request to ClerkoftheBoard@sandag.org at least 72 business hours before the meeting.  

Meeting Recordings & Closed Captions 

SANDAG uses readily available speech recognition technology to automatically create captions for our online meeting and video content. The accuracy of captions may vary based on pronunciations, accents, dialects, or background noise. 

Agenda Comments 

To address the members on meeting agenda and non-agenda items, please email comments to the Clerk at ClerkoftheBoard@sandag.org. In your email, please include the committee’s name and meeting date in your subject line and identify the item number(s) you wish to comment. Comments received by 4 p.m. the business day before the meeting will be provided to members prior to the meeting. All comments received prior to the close of the meeting will be made part of the meeting record. 

Members of the public may speak to the committee on any item at the time the committee is considering the item. Public speakers are generally limited to three minutes or less per person.  

To provide in-person verbal comments during the meeting, you may fill out a speaker slip found in the lobby. If you join a meeting virtually, you may use the “Raise Hand” function on Zoom to request to provide public comment. A meeting may also be joined by phone, where you may enter *9 to “Raise Hand” and *6 to unmute. Requests to provide live public comment must be made at the beginning of the relevant item and no later than the end of any staff presentation on the item.  

If you would like to display media in conjunction with your comments, please inform the Clerk by 4 p.m., two working days prior to the meeting. If joining virtually, the Clerk will be prepared to have you promoted to a position where you will be able to share your media yourself during your allotted comment time. The Clerk will call on members of the public who have timely requested to provide comment by name for those in person and joining via a computer, and by the last three digits of the phone number of those joining via telephone. Please note that any available chat feature on the Zoom meeting platform should be used by panelists and attendees solely for procedural or other “housekeeping” matters as comments provided via the chat feature will not be retained as part of the meeting record. All comments to be provided for the record must be made in writing via email or speaker slip, or verbally per the instructions above.