City of Tampa Community Redevelopment Agency Special Call Meeting

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Date:                 Thursday, April 23, 2020

Time:                9:00 A.M. 

Location:           Virtual Meeting – Conducted by Communications Media Technology (see below)


The Chairman has called a Special Meeting of the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Tampa. The purpose of this Special Call Meeting is to consider a proposed Agreement between the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Tampa and the City of Tampa allowing the use of certain designated CRA funds to provide grants to eligible small businesses affected by the COVID-19 State of Emergency and located in one of the City’s designated Community Redevelopment Areas.


Because of the COVID-19 State of Emergency, this meeting will be held in accordance with declarations and provisions of the Governor’s Executive Order 20-69.  As such, it will be conducted by remote participation or teleconferencing, or what is referred to by State of Florida statutes and rules as “communications media technology”.


The public and citizens of the City of Tampa will be able to watch, listen or view this meeting on:


By Cable TV:        Spectrum Channel 640

Frontier Channel 15


By Telephone:       1-877-309-2074

                              Access code: 325-667-063


By Internet:  


Since this meeting will be conducted with the use of communications media technology, the following alternative methods have been established for members of the public to offer public comment:


  1. Internet or web at 


  1. Voicemail message with your comments by calling (813) 274-8877 (Please follow the prompts when you call.)


  1. By mail to City of Tampa City Clerk, 315 E. Kennedy Blvd., 3rd Floor, Tampa, FL 33602.


  1. Speak remotely during public comment portion of the meeting: You must first register at to receive instructions via email on how to participate.


Persons requiring help in registering or accessing any of these means of public participation should call 813-274-8397 for assistance.


All written or voicemail comments must be received no later than
2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 22, 2020, in order to be made part of the official record of the meeting. Registration for public comment by speaking remotely should also be completed by 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. 


Written comments may not exceed 400 words, and voicemail comments may not exceed 3 minutes in length.  Voicemail comments and written comments received by mail or email will be distributed to the Community Redevelopment Agency members, and will also be included in the permanent record of the meeting.  All public comments timely received by mail, email or voicemail will be afforded equal consideration as if the public comments were made in person.


For additional information, please contact Morris Massey, Community Redevelopment Agency Attorney, at or 813-274-8792.


Should any person desire to appeal any decision of the Tampa City Council with respect to any matter to be considered at this meeting, that person shall ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made including all testimony and evidence upon which any appeal may be based (F.S. 286.0105).


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this public hearing or meeting should contact the City of Tampa’s ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the proceeding.  The ADA Coordinator may be contacted via phone at 813-274-3964, email at, or by submitting an ADA - Accommodations Request form available online at ADARequest.

Any person who decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this public hearing or meeting are advised, in accordance with Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, that they will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to hire a court reporter to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.