Virtual Public Comment - Planning Commission
Virtual Public Comment Instructions
The January 21, 2021 PC Meeting will be held as a HYBRID VIRTUAL MEETING with a quorum of Planning Commission Members physically in attendance, and other Planning Commission Members and County staff participating through video conferencing, consistent with the requirements of Resolution No. 20-182.
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.
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 virtual 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.
Please see below specific instructions for Public Comment during Public Comment and/or Public Hearing section of the agenda:
- Attending the meeting through WebEx. WebEx participants will need to pre-register by completing a PC Public Comment Form, either by going to the County’s website at Virtual Public Comment Instructions, or by calling the County’s Customer Service Center at (727) 847-2411. A separate pre-registration will be required for each virtual meeting. Pre-registration must be completed by 5:00 p.m. on January 20, 2021. WebEx participants must log-in to the meeting between 1:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. on January 21, 2021, to comment on items on the Public Comment and Public Hearing sections of the Agenda. All participants will utilize the link provided at the time of pre-registration. WebEx participants for the Public Comment section 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 PC 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 5 minutes for land use applicants), unless additional time is approved by the PC 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.
- Via E-mail. Additionally, members of the public may also submit public comment(s), document(s), powerpoint(s), or video(s) via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. on January 20, 2021. The e-mail must include the following information: Name, Address, and Agenda Item No. or Agenda Item Title. All e-mail attachments shall be in one of the following file formats: .doc/.docx; .pdf; .JPG or JPEG; .MOV; .PTT or .PPTX; .XLS or .XLSX; .WAV; .PNG; or .AVI. If a member of the public wishes for their comment(s), document(s), powerpoint(s), or video(s) to be read out loud or played at the meeting, the e-mail shall also identify the specific portions of the comment(s), document(s), powerpoint(s), or video(s) that should be read out loud or played, which shall not exceed three (3) minutes in duration (or 5 minutes for land use applicants), unless additional time is approved by the PC Chairman at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. Otherwise, the e-mail(s), and any attachments, will only be sent by e-mail to the PC Members, Clerk & Comptroller, and County Administration, and included in the public record of the meeting. Any e-mail submissions received after the submission deadline, but before the start of the meeting, will not be read out loud or played during the meeting, and may not be sent by e-mail to the PC Members prior to the meeting, but will be included as part of the public record of the meeting.
- Attending the public comment kiosk. A public comment kiosk will be available in the lobby of the West Pasco Government Center, Board Room, 8731 Citizens Drive, New Port Richey, FL 34654 (follow signs in Lobby Area). The kiosk will have a camera and monitor available for participants to view, hear, and speak during the hybrid virtual meeting. In the event that there are technical issues with the public comment kiosk, the participant may request to attend the hybrid virtual meeting inside the Board Room. Otherwise, the Board Room will be closed to the public. Participants attending at the public comment kiosk shall observe all social distancing requirements or signage imposed or posted and shall only speak at the hybrid virtual meeting when directed by a member of County staff. Public comment kiosk participants will be permitted to speak for a maximum of (3) minutes (or 5 minutes for land use applicants), unless a request for additional time is approved by the Chairman at least 24 hours in advance of the hybrid virtual meeting.
For questions or inquiries about this meeting, members of the public can reach out to our Customer Service Center (727) 847-2411 or County Administration (727) 847-8115.