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Until further notice, Costa Mesa City Hall is CLOSED to the public. City parks and facilities are also closed.

City staff is committed to continuing to provide essential city services and will be providing services to the public online, via telephone and through our website in order to follow the Governor’s guidance and reduce the potential spread of COVID-19. Please see below for a list of City services offered during this period:

Based on federal and state guidance, the City took the bold step to order the cancellation of all non-essential meetings and functions and all large gatherings of 250 people or more. This includes postponing or cancelling smaller gatherings that do not allow social distancing of six feet per person or involve individuals at high risk of infection, including those over 60 years of age or with underlying conditions.

Cancellation of Commission and Committee Meetings

Public meetings including those for Commissions and Committees that are non-essential will be postponed until further notice. Special meetings may be convened on a limited basis to address essential city business that cannot be deferred during this period. Planning Commission meetings are considered essential business until further notice.

Modified City Council Meetings

As of March 12, 2020, the City instituted a Safety Alert warning system at all City facilities including the City Council Chambers strongly encouraging members of the public to participate remotely, especially high-risk populations. The City Council meeting scheduled for March 17, 2020, will take place in the City Council Chambers. However, the City is encouraging the public to participate remotely on television or online instead of attending in person to help mitigate risk, especially for high risk populations. 

Online Accessibility

The meetings are broadcasted live on Spectrum TV Channel 3 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 and live-streamed at youtube.com/costamesatv.

Public Comments 

Members of the public who wish to comment on matters before the City Council, in-lieu-of doing so in person, please submit comments in writing via mail to “City Council” at 77 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 or by email to cityclerk@costamesaca.gov The comments will be provided to the City Council as part of the meeting record and will be uploaded on the City’s website. We are also considering teleconferencing options to further mitigate exposure.  

Parks

All  City parks and the Costa Mesa Country Club, the city-owned public golf course, shall remain closed, effective midnight March 24 until further notice. The park closures will include parking lots, park restrooms, playgrounds, athletic facilities and walking trails.

Facilities

Effective immediately, the following facilities are closed through April 30, 2020.

Senior Center
  • Senior Center *
  • Balearic Community Center **
  • Downtown Aquatics Center
  • Downtown Recreation Center
  • Teen Center
  • Costa Mesa Skate Park
  • Costa Mesa Tennis Center
  • Costa Mesa Country Club

* Senior Center Closure (except for meals)

The Senior Center at 695 W. 19th Street will be closed for non-essential public access. Essential services related to meals and social services will be available on a limited basis. Please contact the Senior Center for detailed information about access to specific resources at (714) 327-7550 or via email cmseniorcenter@costamesaca.gov.  

Libraries

All OC Public Libraries locations will be closed March 16 through March 31, 2020, with all library programs, classes and events cancelled until April 30th. This also includes any scheduled meetings being held in library community rooms. In Costa Mesa, the Donald Dungan Library at Lions Park and the Mesa Verde Library will be closed until further notice. For more information, please visit the OC Public Libraries' webpage.

Cancellation of City Programs

Effective immediately the following Parks and Community Services Programs and Activities are cancelled through April 30th.
  • R.O.C.K.S and Teen Programs
  • LEAP (Learn Explore and Play)
  • Youth Sports and Youth Sports Groups 
  • Adult Sports 
  • Open Gym
  • Youth and Adult Recreation Classes
  • Aquatics Programs 
  • Mobile Recreation
  • Lions Park Programming
  • Facility Rentals
  • Park/shelter reservations for groups with 10 or more individuals
** As of March 26, 2020, the following programs are still open and active: 
  • Camp Costa Mesa (April 6-10)
Due to the high number of calls and emails expected during this time, we appreciate your patience as we work to respond to our community.   Refunds for programs for which registration has taken place will be refunded/prorated accordingly.  If you wish to receive a credit for future registration, please send an email to cmrecinfo@costamesaca.gov.