Meetings via Teleconference

Due to the health and safety concerns related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), several City of Longview public meetings are being held virtually utilizing video conferencing tools like GoToWebinar. Officials will participate via audio only, but the broadcast will also include visual screens for informational purposes.   Scroll down for full instructions on how to participate via smart phone or desktop computer.  

Upcoming Meetings:

  
7-13-2020 Health Trustee Board Meeting
7-16-2020 Longview City Council Meeting
7-21-2020 Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting
How to Watch:
Facebook Live**  


Check our Facebook page, City of Longview - Government and Services, and wait for the post.  Be sure to refresh your page occasionally.  

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CityView Municipal Television**
Check the "Live Stream" below or watch on Longview/Kilgore Cable channel 10.1 or 215.  

**The quality of the "Live Stream" and Facebook Live may vary based on network speeds at the time of the broadcast.  
5-19-2020 Planning and Zoning Meeting  
5-28-2020 City Council Meeting
5-28-2020 City Council Meeting
5-28-2020 City Council Meeting

To Participate During Citizen Comment via GoToWebinar


If you would like to speak during the Citizen Comment portion of the meeting, you can register via GoToWebinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

Users may login using one the following methods:
  • The GoToWebinar app for smartphones or tablets
  • A computer to login with one of the following:
    • speakers and microphone turned on
    • a phone to call in for audio

Please Note:  

GoToWebinar has been experiencing high call volume via phone.  The City of Longview recommends using computer audio with microphone.  

To register via the smart phone - See Step-By-Step Instructions for GoToWebinar app
  • Register as a participant at GoToWebinar.
  • Attendees must register with their name, address, phone number, and email address, then click the Register button.
  • Registration will then be confirmed with the You're Registered! screen.
  • On the same screen, click the blue button that says Tap to Install.  On the next screen click the Open button.  
  • This will open the App Store to install the free download of GoToWebinar app. 
  • Click the Install button. 
  • When the app is installed, click the Open button to start the app.
  • A dialog box will appear with 3 options, Add to Calendar, Join Now, and OK.  If you are installing the app ahead time, click add to calendar.  If you are installing the app at the time of the meeting, click Join Now.  
To register via the computer
  • Register as a participant at GoToWebinar.
  • Attendees must register with their name, address, phone number, and email address, then click the Register button.
  • Registration will then be confirmed with the You're Registered! screen.
  • If you are registering ahead time, click "Add to Calendar".  If you are registering at the time of the meeting, click "join the webinar."  
Participation Information
The virtual meeting room will open 15 minutes prior to the meeting.  To ensure your participation, please login no later than 5 minutes prior to the meeting.  Participants will be muted when they enter the virtual meeting room.

When the Council reaches the Citizen Comment portion of the meeting, those wishing to speak will be called on one-at-a-time and unmuted by a moderator.  
  • Attendees will initially be muted by the moderator.
  • If you wish to speak, please use the "raise your hand" tool within the GoToWebinar app, and you will be recognized to speak at the appropriate time. 
  • Attendees will be unmuted by the moderator when it is their turn for citizen comment.
  • Attendees may also need to “unmute” their own device to be heard during citizen comment. 
  • Citizen comment is limited to 3 minutes per speaker.
  • Please begin by stating your name and address for the public record.
  • No additional comments will be taken after the comment time has ended.

For more local information on the Coronavirus, please check the City of Longview COVID-19 webages.