Tampa City Council Procedure

 

This information is at the top of each agenda as of July 2020.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: (30 MINUTES ALLOTTED FOR ANY MATTERS OTHER THAN PUBLIC HEARINGS – 3 MINUTES PER SPEAKER – PREFERENCE SHALL BE GIVEN TO SPEAKERS WISHING TO ADDRESS ITEMS ON THE AGENDA.)

Regular Agenda and Workshop meetings of the Tampa City Council held during the COVID-19 State of Emergency are conducted live with an in-person quorum present, with the option of remote participation using what is referred to by State of Florida statutes and rules as “communications media technology” (“CMT”). The 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

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

Since this meeting will be conducted with the option of communications media technology, the following alternative methods have been established for members of the public to offer public comment:

1. In person at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin Street.

2. Internet or web at https://www.tampagov.net/PublicComment 

3. By email to TampaCityCouncil@tampagov.net

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

5. Speak remotely during public comment or during a public hearing:

Complete the form at https://www.tampagov.net/PublicComment AND stating on the form under Request Type that you wish to speak live during the public comment period. You will be contacted with additional instructions.

6. Participating using CMT at the Tampa Convention Center:

Those individuals who do not have access to a communications media device or are otherwise unable to participate via communications media technology, or who do not wish to speak inside the meeting room due to public health concerns during the COVID-19 State of Emergency may utilize the communications media technology device that will be made available to the public by the City of Tampa, during the hybrid live/virtual meeting, at:

The Tampa Convention Center
333 S. Franklin Street, Tampa FL 33602, (Channel Entrance only).

PLEASE NOTE: Use of masks and social distancing inside the building are required.

All written comments for legislative matters must be received no later than 24 hours prior to the meeting, in order to be distributed timely to City Council members. All written comments for quasi-judicial public hearings must be received no later than 24 hours prior to the meeting to be made part of the record. Registration for speaking remotely must be requested at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Instructions for participating in land-use and other quasi-judicial matters are available at:

https://www.tampagov.net/quasi-judicial-meeting-register-participate-gotowebinar

Public comments, live and remote using CMT, will be heard at the start of the meeting at the direction of the City Council. Comments specific to a public hearing will be heard when it appears on the agenda. Comments made remotely using 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 Martin.Shelby@tampagov.net or 813-274-8869.

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Contact Tampa City Council 

  1. Call City Hall: (813) 274-8877
  2. Send written comments by internet or web at https://www.tampa.gov/PublicComment 
  3. Send written comments by email to TampaCityCouncil@tampagov.net or use this link for official public record emails 
  4. Speak remotely during public comment with the use of CMT: Complete the form at https://www.tampa.gov/city-council-meeting-public-comment-form state on the form under “Request Type” 
    1. Provide a written comment to be submitted into the official record
    2. Request to make a comment during the live meeting using GoToWebinar 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. 
  5. 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)