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Addressing the Board of Trustees

**IMPORTANT NOTICE: CSU BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING WILL BE HELD ENTIRELY VIRTUALLY VIA TELECONFERENCE beginning on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2020 through WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 TO REDUCE RISKS RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)*

*PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Governor’s proclamation of a State of Emergency resulting from the threat of COVID-19, and pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20 issued on March 12, 2020 and March 17, 2020, respectively, the Board of Trustees meeting will take place entirely virtually beginning on Sunday, September 20, 2020 through Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Members of the board will participate in this meeting remotely, either by telephonic or video conference means. Out of consideration for the health, safety and well-being of the members of the public and the Chancellor’s Office staff, the Dumke Auditorium will not be open to the public during the meeting, and no Trustees or staff will be present in the Auditorium. Therefore, there will be no public access to the previously noticed meeting site and no in-person public comment.

Members of the public will still have full opportunity to observe the meeting and to offer public comment as follows:

  • Members of the public are encouraged to watch the meeting via livestream through the Board of Trustees website.
  • All public comment (for all committee and plenary sessions) will take place on Tuesday, September 22 at the start of the Board of Trustees’ open sessions (scheduled to begin at approximately 10:00 a.m.).
  • Written comments may be e-mailed in advance of the meeting by Friday, September 18, 2020 to trusteesecretariat@calstate.edu. To the extent possible all written comments will be distributed to members of the Board, or its appropriate committee, prior to the beginning of the Board or committee meeting.
  • Members of the public who wish to offer public comment during the meeting may do so virtually/telephonically by providing written request in advance, including their telephone number, by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 18 to trusteesecretariat@calstate.edu. The request should also identify the agenda item the speaker wishes to address, or if the speaker wishes to address the full Board in the plenary session, the notice should state the subject of the intended presentation. The trustee secretariat will call the number provided during the public comment portion for the committee requested. Efforts will be made to accommodate each individual who has requested to speak.

Public comments must relate to an item on the committee’s agenda. Members of the public may also address the full Board of Trustees (ordinarily during the plenary session) on any non-agendized topic that is related to the University. The purpose of public comments is to provide information to the board, and not to evoke an exchange with board members. Questions that board members may have resulting from public comments will be referred to appropriate staff for response.

In fairness to all speakers who wish to speak, and to allow the committees and board to hear from as many speakers as possible, while at the same time conducting the public business of their meetings within the time available, public comment will be limited to 1 minute per speaker. Ceding, pooling or yielding remaining time to other speakers is not permitted. Speakers are requested to make the best use of the public comment opportunity and to follow the rules established.

Requests for reasonable modification or accommodation from individuals with disabilities, consistent with the American with Disabilities Act, shall be made as follows: