Public Comment Options
WebEx Participants During Meeting - WebEx participants will need to pre-register by completing a Virtual Public Comment Form, or by calling the County’s Customer Service Center at (727) 847-2411. A separate pre-registration will be required for each meeting.
Pre-registration must be completed by 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to the meeting for the Board of County Commissioners, Planning Commission, and MPO.
**If you have not pre-registered to participate, via WebEx, by the specified time, you will be unable to virtually participate in the Public Comment portion of the meeting; however, you may attend in person.**
WebEx participants must log into the meeting 15 minutes prior to the start time of the meeting and will utilize the link provided at the time of pre-registration. WebEx participants for the Consent and Regular Agenda will be placed in a queue on a first-come, first-served basis. WebEx participants for the Public Hearing section of the Agenda will wait until the commencement of the public hearing for the specific item identified in their pre-registration. During the BCC, Planning Commission, and MPO meeting, participants will be notified by a member of County staff when they will be permitted to speak. Each WebEx participant is limited to three (3) minutes for such comments (or that time allowed under the Board’s regular procedural rules), unless additional time is approved by the BCC Chairman at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. Participants must announce their name, address, and Agenda Item number or Agenda Item Title before speaking.
Members of the public and land use applicants attending inside the Board Room shall observe all signage requirements imposed or posted by the County Administrator or designee, and shall only speak at the meeting when recognized by the Chairman. Board Room participants will be permitted to speak for a maximum of 3 minutes, unless a request for additional time is approved by the Chairman in advance of the meeting. For quasi-judicial agenda items, a group representative will be permitted to speak for a maximum of 5 minutes provided they submit group authorization prior to 5 p.m. the day before the meeting, unless additional time is approved by the Chairman in advance of the meeting. Applicants for land use approvals will be permitted to speak for a maximum of 5 minutes, plus a maximum of 3 minutes for rebuttal, unless additional time is approved by the Chairman in advance of the meeting.
Any person desiring to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners or the Planning Commission with respect to any matter considered at any meeting or hearing will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. For this meeting, persons may obtain a verbatim record of the proceeding by contacting the Clerk and Comptroller’s Office, East Pasco Government Center, 14326 6th Street, Suite 201, Dade City, Florida 33523-3414; or at (352) 521-4345.
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the County’s Human Resources Department, Internal Services Building, 7536 State Street, New Port Richey, FL 34654, (727) 847-8030 (V) at least 7 days before the public hearing, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the public hearing is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.