Tampa City Council Special Call Emergency Meeting with Remote Public Participation

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Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 9:30am
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Date:                  Thursday, April 16, 2020

Time:                 9:30 AM. 

Location:           Communications Media Technology (Virtual/Remote)

                          Physical Location with No Public Attendance:

                          315 E. Kennedy Blvd.

                          Tampa, Florida 33602

Agenda:             https://atg.tampagov.net/sirepub/meetresults.aspx


The purpose of this Emergency Special Call Meeting is to take official action on the matters described on the Emergency Special Call Agenda, which are matters that cannot be delayed beyond April 16, 2020, and legally require action of the City Council.


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: 759-902-567)


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


Since this meeting will be conducted with the use of communications media technology with no public attendance, 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/register/4587969958748704013 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 12:00 PM (Noon), Wednesday, April 15, 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 12:00 PM (Noon), Wednesday, April 15, 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 Martin.Shelby@tampagov.net 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 TampaADA@tampagov.net, 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.