TAMPA CITY COUNCIL NOTICE OF HYBRID LIVE AND VIRTUAL SPECIAL CALL MEETING

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TAMPA CITY COUNCIL

NOTICE OF HYBRID LIVE AND VIRTUAL
SPECIAL CALL MEETING

Date:                     Thursday, July 29, 2021

Time:                     5:01 PM

Location:               Old City Hall

                             315 E. Kennedy Blvd.

                             Tampa FL 33602

Agenda:                https://tampa.gov/agendas

This Special Call meeting regarding the City of Tampa’s proposed 2022 Fiscal Year/2021 Plan Year Action Plan regarding Community Development Block Grant Program, Emergency Solutions Grant Program, HOME Investment Partnership Program, and the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Program 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 purpose of this Special Call meeting is to hold a public hearing to continue to obtain the views and comments of citizens concerning the 2022 FY/2021 PY Action Plan and to obtain approval of the 2022 FY/2021 PY Action Plan.

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 [email protected]

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

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.

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 [email protected], 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 [email protected] or 813-274-8869.


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.