TAMPA CITY COUNCIL NOTICE OF HYBRID LIVE AND VIRTUAL QUASI-JUDICIAL & LAND USE HEARINGS

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TAMPA CITY COUNCIL NOTICE OF HYBRID LIVE AND VIRTUAL QUASI-JUDICIAL & LAND USE HEARINGS
315 E KENNEDY BLVD
Old City Hall
TAMPA, FL 33602
United States

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                                                                     TAMPA CITY COUNCIL
                                                        NOTICE OF HYBRID LIVE AND VIRTUAL
                                                        QUASI-JUDICIAL & LAND USE HEARINGS

Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Time: 5:01 PM
Location: Old City Hall
315 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa FL 33602
Agenda: https://tampa.gov/agendas
Quasi-judicial and other land-use related evening meetings of the Tampa City
Council are conducted with a live in-person quorum of the City Council present in
City Council chambers. However, in light of continuing COVID-19 governmentissued
health standards or guidance in effect, members of the public shall have the
ability to participate “virtually” through video teleconferencing, referred to by
Florida Statutes and rules as “communications media technology” (“CMT”).
The public and citizens of the City of Tampa will be able to watch, listen or view
this meeting on:
Cable TV: Spectrum Channel 640
Frontier Channel 15
Internet: https://www.tampa.gov/livestream
TO PARTICIPATE IN A HYBRID PUBLIC HEARING ON A QUASI-JUDICIAL OR
LEGISLATIVE MATTER:
Please note: For quasi-judicial hearings, the city no longer requires applicants and
property owners to sign the “Election to Proceed, Release and Hold Harmless”
form. By participating in the public hearing, applicants and property owners
acknowledge that participation in the hearing will be virtual through the use of
CMT. If, during the course of the hearing, an applicant or property owner
determines that the use of CMT presents an issue that may impact their due
process rights, it is incumbent on them to raise an objection during the hearing.
Should they fail to do so, any such claim is waived.
1. Participate Remotely through CMT:
a. Pre-registration for Applicants to Participate via CMT during the meeting:
Applicants must pre-register to participate in a public hearing by completing an
online registration form located at: https://www.tampa.gov/quasi or by calling
813-274-8397 by no later than 5:00 PM two (2) business days prior to the
hearing date (e.g., by 5:00 PM on a Tuesday if the hearing is scheduled for that
Thursday). All requests must include the file number for the hearing in which
you wish to participate.
b. Pre-registration for Witnesses and Interested Members of the Public to
Participate Remotely via CMT During the Meeting:
Witnesses and other interested members of the public must pre-register to
participate in a public hearing by completing an online registration form located
at: https://www.tampa.gov/quasi or by calling 813-274-8397 by no later than
5:00 PM one (1) business day prior to the hearing date (e.g., by 5:00 PM on a
Wednesday if the hearing is scheduled for that Thursday). All requests must
include the file number for the hearing in which you wish to participate.
c. CMT Device Required in Order to Participate:
In order to participate via CMT you must have access to a communications
media device (such as a tablet or a computer equipped with a camera and
microphone) that will enable you to be seen (video) and heard (audio) by the
City Council and all other participants. For these specific two-way video virtual
meeting formats, cell phones and smartphones are not compatible as they will
not allow you to share your camera when connected.
For more information about the ability to participate in the public hearings via
CMT, including schedules, a link to registrations forms, and detailed
instructions on how to participate through the use of CMT, see:
https://www.tampa.gov/quasi
d. Submission by Registered Participants of Evidence to be Viewed During a
Public Hearing on a Quasi-Judicial or Legislative Matter:
Any registered participant who wishes to show PowerPoint presentations,
renderings, photos, and other such documents and evidence for viewing by the
City Council and those watching the public hearing, may elect to either share
their screen during the public hearing OR submit all such evidence by:
Ø Submittal via e-mail to: CouncilQuasiSubmissions@tampa.gov; or
Ø Via U.S. Mail or physical delivery to:
City Clerk
315 East Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33602
Registered Applicants who elect to submit all evidence must do so by no later
than 5:00 PM two (2) business days prior to the hearing date and all other
registered participants must do so by no later than 5:00 PM one (1) business
day prior to the hearing date. All evidence submitted for viewing at the hearing
must include the file number for the hearing for which the evidence is to be
considered. Applicants and all other participants who elect to submit evidence
by sharing their screen at the time of the hearing must submit a complete
electronic copy of all documents presented during the public hearing to
CouncilQuasiSubmissions@tampa.gov within 24 hours of conclusion of the
hearing.
2. Participate in Person via CMT Device:
Applicants and interested members of the public who wish to appear in person
using CMT or who do not have access to a communications media device or are
otherwise unable to participate via CMT, may utilize the CMT facilities that will
be made available to the public by the City of Tampa at:
Old City Hall
315 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33602 (2nd Floor)
PLEASE NOTE: Those attending the meeting in person should wear face masks
inside Old City Hall.
3. To Send Comments in Advance via E-Mail
Interested members of the public who do not wish to participate in person or
by CMT may e-mail written comments, petitions, letters and other documents
to CouncilQuasiBox@tampa.gov (include your name, address and the file
number for the hearing about which you are commenting) by no later than 5:00
PM two (2) business days prior to the hearing date in order for them to be
included in the written record to be reviewed by the City Council.
4. To Read Comments Delivered and Received via Mail and Email
Written comments, petitions, letters and other documents may be accessed
through https://tampa.gov/agendas. Scroll to the meeting type, click on the
hearing date, locate the file number or address in the agenda and click on the
agenda item to display links to related PDFs including “Written Comments”.
Written comments received by mail or email will be distributed to the City Council,
and will also be included in the permanent record of the meeting. All public
comments timely received by mail, email, or via CMT will be afforded equal
consideration as if the public comments were made in person.
Persons requiring help in accessing this means of public participation should call
813-274-8397 for assistance.
For additional information, please contact City Council Attorney Martin Shelby at
Martin.Shelby@tampa.gov or 813-274-8131.
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 TampaADA@tampagov.net, or
by submitting an ADA - Accommodations Request form available online at
https://tampa.gov/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.