Modifications to Process for Public Submittal of Red Dot Communications

“Red Dots” are written communications received from members of the public and staff on City Council, Planning Commission, or Design Review Board (DRB) items after the agenda for an upcoming meeting has been published, and are submitted prior to the meeting taking place.

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At the City Council meeting on August 7, 2017, the City Council established some additional guidelines with regard to how Red Dot communications should be handled. 

In order to ensure timely delivery of red dot communications from the public, they must be submitted no later than 12 p.m. on the day of the meeting.  If the Red Dot is submitted after this cut off time, there is no guarantee that it will be reviewed by the City Council prior to the meeting.  However, the communication will be distributed and included in the record for that agenda item.  These same rules apply to Red Dots for Planning Commission, and Design Review Board.

Please submit City Council related Red Dot communications to

Planning Commission or DRB Red Dots should be submitted to

If you have questions about Red Dot communications, please contact Ashley Jones Administrative Services Director at (858) 704-3640 or