Community Redevelopment Agency Virtual Special Call Meeting

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Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 9:00am
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A “Virtual” Special Meeting of the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Tampa (“CRA”) has been called by the CRA Chair as follows:


Date:                      Thursday, April 9, 2020

Time:                     9:00 AM. 

Location:                Virtual Meeting – Audio only



The purpose of this Virtual Special Meeting is to: (1) obtain an update from the City Administration regarding the COVID-19 emergency; and (2) discuss a possible loan or grant program for businesses located in the Community Redevelopment Areas in the City of Tampa that may be economically impacted by the COVID-19 Emergency.  No other business will be conducted at this Virtual Special Meeting of the CRA.


Because of the COVID-19 State of Emergency, this special meeting of the CRA 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:        1-866-952-8437 (Access Code: 237-859-435)

By Internet:                                                                                


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 at this Virtual Special Meeting of the CRA:


    1.  You can send your public comments by mail to:

         City of Tampa City Clerk,

         315 East Kennedy Blvd., 3rd Floor

         Tampa, Florida 33602


    2.  You can provide your comments via the internet or web:; or 


    3.  You can leave a voicemail message with your comments by calling (813) 274-8877 (please follow the prompts when you call).


All comments must be received no later than 9:00 AM, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 (24-hours before the meeting) in order to be made part of the official record of the meeting. 


Written comments may not exceed 400-words, and voice-mail comments may not exceed 3-minutes in length.  Voicemail comments will be played during the public comment section of the CRA meeting and become part of the permanent record of the meeting.  Written comments received by mail or email will be distributed to the CRA Board, 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.


Should any person desire to appeal any decision of the CRA 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, or by submitting an ADA - Accommodations Request form available online at ADA Request.


For additional information, please contact Community Redevelopment Agency Secretaries: Jim Crew, at 813-274-7080 or Michel Matos, at 813-274-7065.


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.