City of Tampa - Old City Hall
315 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33602
TAMPA CITY COUNCIL
NOTICE OF HYBRID LIVE AND VIRTUAL
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Old City Hall
315 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa FL 33602
During the COVID-19 State of Emergency, meetings and workshops 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 response to the COVID-19 restrictions, members of the public are encouraged to participate “virtually” through video teleconferencing, referred to by Florida Statutes and rules as “communications media technology” (“CMT”). These meetings are held in accordance with Emergency Rules of Procedure as adopted by Resolution No. 2020-225, as amended by Resolution No. 2020-490, and as may be amended by City Council.
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
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. Leave a voicemail message with your comments by calling (813) 274-8877. Please follow the prompts when you call. Prerecorded comments are not taken for matters set for public hearings.
5. 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.
6. 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 required.
All written or voicemail comments must be received no later than 24 hours prior to the meeting in order to be distributed timely to City Council members and made part of the record. Registration for speaking remotely must be requested at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.
Public comments, prerecorded, and remote or in-person using CMT, will be heard at the start of the meeting at the direction of the City Council. 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, voicemail 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 [email protected] or 813-274-8869.
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 [email protected], or by submitting an ADA - Accommodations Request form available online at https://tampa.gov/ADARequest.