Tampa City Council Notice of Virtual Special Call Meeting

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Location:            Communications Media Technology (Virtual/Remote) 

The purpose of this Virtual Special Call Meeting is to discuss and resolve to resume regularly scheduled City Council business as soon as is reasonably practicable.

Because of the COVID-19 State of Emergency, this special call meeting of the City Council will be held in accordance with declarations and provisions of the Governor’s Executive Order 20-69. This means that this special meeting will be conducted by remote participation or teleconferencing, which 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:       1-866-901-6455 (access code: 407-540-941)

 By Internet:            https://www.tampagov.net/livestream

 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 https://www.tampagov.net/PublicComment 

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

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

 4.  Speak remotely during public comment: You must first register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/1405431353302519565 to receive instructions via email on how to participate.  Persons requiring help in registering or accessing this means of public participation should call 813-274-8397 for assistance.

All written or voicemail comments must be received no later than
9:00 AM, Monday, April 20, 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 9:00 AM, Monday, April 20, 2020. 

 Written comments may not exceed 400 words, and voicemail comments may not exceed 3 minutes in length.  Voicemail comments will be played during the public comment section of the meeting and become part of the permanent record of the meeting.  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 voicemail will be afforded equal consideration as if the public comments were made in person.

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 tampagov.net/ ADA Request.  

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.