TAMPA CITY COUNCIL NOTICE OF HYBRID LIVE AND VIRTUAL REGULAR AGENDA MEETING

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TAMPA CITY COUNCIL NOTICE OF HYBRID LIVE AND VIRTUAL REGULAR AGENDA MEETING
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
                                                                             REGULAR AGENDA MEETING

Date:                    Thursday, December 2, 2021

Time:                   9:00 AM

Location:             Old City Hall

                             315 E. Kennedy Blvd.

                             Tampa FL 33602

Agenda:               https://tampa.gov/agendas

This meeting of the Tampa City Council will be conducted with a live in-person quorum of the City Council present in City Council chambers. However, in light of continuing COVID-19 government-issued 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

Members of the public will be able to virtually participate in this public meeting by using what is referred to by State of Florida statutes and rules as “communications media technology” (“CMT”) or by the following alternative methods:

1. Send written comments by internet or web at https://www.tampa.gov/PublicComment 

2. Send written comments by email to TampaCityCouncil@tampagov.net

3. Send written comments by US Mail to City of Tampa City Clerk, 315 E. Kennedy Blvd., 3rd Floor, Tampa, FL 33602.

4. Speak remotely during public comment with the use of CMT:

Complete the form at https://www.tampa.gov/PublicComment AND state on the form under “Request Type” that you wish to speak live during the public comment period. You will then be contacted with additional instructions on how to participate live through the use of CMT. Registration for speaking remotely must be requested at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

5. Participate by using CMT available at Old City Hall:

Those individuals, who do not have access to a communications media device, have the option of participating via communications media technology, which will be made available to the public by the City of Tampa, during the hybrid live/virtual meeting, at:

                                                                               Old City Hall

                                               315 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33602 (2nd Floor)

PLEASE NOTE: Use of masks and social distancing inside the building are encouraged.

TO PARTICIPATE REMOTELY IN LAND USE AND ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE PUBLIC HEARINGS, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Instructions for participating in quasi-judicial and legislative public hearings are available at:

https://www.tampa.gov/document/instructions-participate-virtual-public-hearing-34621

Please note: In order to participate in quasi-judicial matters remotely via CMT, cell phones and smartphones are not compatible as they will not allow you to share your camera when connected. 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.

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

Comments specific to a public hearing will be heard when it appears on the agenda. All written comments must be received no later than 24 hours prior to the hearing to be distributed timely to City Council members and made part of the permanent record of quasi-judicial matters. Public comments timely received by mail, email, web or via CMT will be afforded equal consideration as if the public comments were made in person.

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.

For additional information, please contact City Council Attorney Martin Shelby at Martin.Shelby@tampa.gov or 813-274-8131.


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.