Public Participation during regular meetings of the Board of Trustees takes place shortly after each meeting begins at 6 p.m. At this time, the Board of Trustees will listen to communication from the public on matters that are not on the agenda and are within the Board’s jurisdiction. Under provisions of the Brown Act, the Board and District staff are prohibited from discussing or taking action on oral requests that are not part of the agenda, but may respond briefly. A maximum of 15 minutes (up to 3 minutes per individual) will be provided for speakers under this agenda section, at the Board President’s discretion.

**NOTE: If you plan to cede your time to another speaker, please send an email to the Board Clerk or contact her during the meeting by chat prior to Public Comment. Please provide your name and the name of the person you will delegate your time to. A maximum of two people can cede their time to another.**   

A speaker’s card must be completed to request to address the Board. Requests to speak which cannot be honored within the time limit will be scheduled for subsequent meetings in the order received. Persons addressing items included on the agenda will be heard at the time the item is considered, and comments on tangential issues not directly related to the item may be ruled out of order. Cards must be received prior to the Board’s consideration of the item and are honored in the order the cards are received. A speaker may yield time to another speaker up to a limit of 6 additional minutes, with no more than 5 speakers on the issue, where both have completed a speaker’s card, and the yielder must identify themselves to the Board. Speakers are asked to submit any materials to the Board Clerk and shall not approach the dais during meetings. Please line-up when your name is called.

Further direction is provided in Board Policy and Administrative Procedure 2345 Public Participation at Board Meetings. Please click here to view the board policy.

Meeting Information

The Peralta Community College Board of Trustees is a seven-member elected-board that meets generally on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. in the District Office Boardroom located at 333 East 8th Street, in Oakland, or as posted. The meetings are open to the public and are also televised on Peralta Colleges Television (PCTV), Cable Channel 27 in Alameda and Berkeley, and Cable Channel 28 in Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont, with a meeting repeat airing the following Wednesday at 11 p.m. Meetings are also viewable live on Peralta’s YouTube Channel.

Special meetings, emergency meetings and retreats may be added to the above calendar and will be posted in accordance with Brown Act regulations.

All agendas are posted on the Board website under Agendas and on BoardDocs.

Please view Board meetings, agendas, minutes, and background materials here on our Granicus video link: visit BoardDocs

For further meeting information, please contact the Assistant to the Chancellor/Board Clerk, Shaghayegh “Sasha” Amiri-Nair, (510) 587-7859, 333 East 8th Street, Oakland, CA 94606.