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DMC Board of Regents holding called meetings and public hearings August 25

Protocols to follow safety guidelines and public access to meetings provided online and by phone only; Public comments for called meetings by phone only. Phone-in and in-person comments allowed for budget and tax rate public hearings

Provided by DMC College Relations Office

The Del Mar College (DMC) Board of Regents will hold two called meetings and budget and tax rate public hearings via video and/or telephone conference call beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the Isensee Board Room in the East Campus Harvin Student Center. Members of the public will not be able to attend the meetings in person, but they will be able to view them online or access by telephone. In addition to accessing the public hearings online or by telephone, members of the public may view the hearings in person at the Harvin Student Center. Public comments for the called meetings are by phone only. However, comments for the two public hearings will be handled by phone-in and in-person procedures.

The called meetings and public hearings are scheduled as follows:

  • 10 a.m. Called Meeting
  • 11 a.m. Budget Public Hearing
  • 11:30 a.m. Tax Rate Public Hearing
  • 12 p.m. Called Meeting

Due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, these meetings and public hearings will be conducted in accordance with guidance from the Offices of the Governor and Attorney General, and the provisions of Sections 551.122, 551.125 and 551.127 of the Texas Government Code and other open meeting requirements, that have not been suspended by order of the Governor. DMC Board members and administrators in attendance will also practice social distancing and wear face masks or coverings.

Community members may access and view the meetings and public hearings by going to the online video link at https://www.delmar.edu/webcast/ five minutes before each meeting or hearing. They may also call (toll-free) 1-877-568-4106 and enter Access Code 310-594-181 as early as 30 minutes before each meeting or hearing.

General and Agenda-related public comments may be provided by calling the same toll-free number and using the same Access Code used for listening to the meeting. Public comments for the called meetings will be heard before those meetings begin. Public comments for the two hearings will be heard after presentations to the Board are given.

Anyone wishing to make a “phone-in” public comment needs to dial-in between these given times:

  • 9:30 and 945 a.m. for the 10 a.m. Called Meeting
  • 11 and 11:15 a.m. for the 11 a.m. Budget Hearing
  • 11:30 and 11:45 a.m. for the 11:30 a.m. Tax Rate Hearing
  • 11:30 and 11:45 a.m. for the 12 p.m. Called Meeting

Individuals calling between 11:30 and 11:45 a.m. need to clearly specify that their public comment is either for the 11:30 a.m. tax rate hearing or the 12 p.m. called meeting.

Callers will register with a DMC staff member and provide their name and subject of their public comment, specifically if it is related to an agenda item. The DMC staff member monitoring the toll-free line will mute all callers at the end of each call-in period and then provide registered callers’ names and subject to the Board Chair at the appropriate time. When called upon during the Public Comments segment of the called meetings or public hearings, registered callers will be unmuted and will have three minutes to make their comments.

Community members who plan to make public comments in-person during the budget and tax rate hearings must adhere to the following procedures:

  • Report to the Retama Room on the second floor of the Harvin Student Center, where viewing of the hearings will be provided on monitors.
  • When called during the Public Comments segment for each hearing, individuals will be escorted one at a time to the Isensee Board Room to make their comments.
  • Each individual will be given three minutes to make their comments. Afterward, they will be escorted out of the Board Room.

Community members making public comments in-person must wear a face covering or shield at all times and practice other safety protocols while on the Del Mar College East Campus.

Copies of the Aug. 25 Agenda Notices for both called meetings and the budget and tax rate hearings are provided online:

 Meeting agendas and other resources are also available on the DMC Board of Regents web page at https://www.delmar.edu/regents-and-community/board-of-regents/index.html.

The health and safety of Board members, DMC employees and the public remain a priority of the College. Additionally, DMC administrators are abiding by state, county and city orders and guidance addressing social gatherings and work practices for non-essential workers in the community.

About Del Mar College

Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.