The Long Beach City Council will resume allowing in-person attendance at meetings next week, following months of virtual-only participation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The council’s first in-person meeting will be held Tuesday at City Hall, 411 W. Ocean Blvd.

“We are thrilled to be able to reopen the Civic Chamber to the public and be together safely in person to see and hear from community members on the important topics impacting the city,” City Clerk Monique De La Garza said in a statement.

Face masks will be required for all unvaccinated people over age 2. Every other seat in the council chamber audience will be blocked off to provide physical distancing.

With in-person meetings resuming, the public will no longer be able to participate via Webex, meaning they must physically attend to address the council. The public can continue to use the city’s eComment system to submit remarks until 4 p.m. the day of the meeting. Written comments can also be submitted by email to

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