City Statement on Offensive Comments

City Statement Regarding Offensive Comments at Council Meeting
Posted on Oct 20, 2023

City of San Bernardino Statement Regarding Offensive Comments at City Council Meeting

The racist comments made during the October 18, 2023 City Council meeting by individuals connected remotely through Zoom were offensive and unacceptable, and the City of San Bernardino condemns what happened in no uncertain terms.

The City apologizes to anyone who heard what was said.

Our community will not tolerate this type of hateful language in our public meetings, or anywhere.

The City is working to identify the individuals who made the comments. The City Clerk and her staff, along with our IT department are working with the San Bernardino Police Department on this. We have identified all the IP addresses that were in the queue at the time and are working to identify those that were involved. SBPD is investigating this as a violation of California Penal Code 403.

In the meantime, San Bernardino is reviewing its remote comment protocols to identify steps that can be taken to prevent this from happening again.