NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the City Council of the City of Tampa, Florida (the "City"), on April 20, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. or as soon thereafter as practical, at the City Council's meeting chambers, located at 315 East Kennedy Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Tampa, Florida 33602.
PURPOSE OF THE PUBLIC HEARING: The purpose of the public hearing is to receive comments and hear discussion concerning a plan of finance involving the issuance by the City of not to exceed $15,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of revenue bonds (the "Bonds"), in one or more series, the proceeds of which will be loaned by the City to Tampa Preparatory School, Inc. (the "Borrower"), and applied by the Borrower to (i) finance the acquisition, construction and equipping of capital improvements to the Borrower's facilities located at 727 West Cass Street, Tampa, Florida, including, but not limited to, the construction of a new 30,000 square foot science and administration building and the renovation of approximately 15,000 square feet of space on the first and second floor of the existing classroom building, (ii) finance any capital projects on the campus of the Borrower for the following three (3) years, and (iii) pay a portion of the costs associated with the issuance relating thereto. All of the financed facilities described above will be owned and operated by the Borrower.
The City shall not be obligated to pay the Bonds except from loan repayments made by or security provided by the Borrower and neither the faith and credit nor the taxing power of the City, the State or any political subdivision thereof shall be pledged to the payment of the principal of or the interest, or premium, if any, on the Bonds. The Borrower has supplied the information in this Notice regarding the use of proceeds of the Bonds and the facilities being financed or refinanced therewith.
All interested or affected taxpayers, property owners and citizens are invited to attend this public hearing and, either personally, remotely or through their representatives, will be given an opportunity to express their views concerning the proposed project and the issuance of the proposed bonds. Anyone desiring to make written comments may file them with the City of Tampa, Florida, Revenue and Finance Department, Comments to Tampa Preparatory School Conduit Bond Issuance, 315 East Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33602, Attention: Chief Accountant. Comments made at the hearing are for the consideration of the City and will not bind the City to any action it may take.
Meetings and workshops of the City Council will be conducted with a live in-person quorum of the City Council present in City Council chambers. Members of the public can attend in person in City Council chambers in Old City Hall or virtually participate in this public meeting by using what is referred to by Florida statutes and rules as "communications media technology" ("CMT").
TO SPEAK REMOTELY DURING PUBLIC COMMENT WITH THE USE OF CMT PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED:
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.
TO PARTICIPATE REMOTELY IN PUBLIC HEARINGS USING CMT PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED:
Comments specific to a public hearing will be heard when it appears on the agenda. Instructions for participating in quasi-judicial and legislative public hearings are available at:
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.
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.
This notice is given pursuant to Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
CITY COUNCIL OF CITY OF TAMPA, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Joe Citro
Title: Chairman, City Council