Virtual Public Comment - Planning Commission

Virtual Public Comment Instructions

NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE PASCO COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION TO BE CONDUCTED BOTH IN PERSON AND THROUGH COMMUNICATIONS MEDIA TECHNOLOGY (HYBRID VIRTUAL MEETING)

Pursuant to Resolution No. 20-182, A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ADOPTING RULES AND PROCEDURES FOR PASCO COUNTY PUBLIC MEETINGS CONDUCTED BOTH IN PERSON AND THROUGH COMMUNICATIONS MEDIA TECHNOLOGY, as amended by Resolution Nos. 21-050 and 21-176 (“Hybrid Virtual Meetings Resolution”), and the other authority referenced in the Hybrid Virtual Meetings Resolution, the Public Meeting of the Planning Commission to be held at the Historic Pasco County Courthouse, Board Room, 2nd Floor, 37918 Meridian Avenue, Dade City, Florida 33525, will now be held in part through communications media technology on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. pursuant to its published agenda. The purpose of this meeting is to conduct business on the Agenda of the Planning Commission (PC). 

The June 3, 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 Hybrid Virtual Meeting Resolution. 

The hybrid virtual meeting will be broadcasted live on the County’s website (https://www.pascocountyfl.net/1323/Pasco-TV), Facebook, YouTube Live, Frontier Channel 42,  and Spectrum Channel 643 (only for residents living in Pasco County).  For your information, members of the public that want to participate in the hybrid virtual meeting during the Public Comment or Public Hearing section of the Agenda can do so by:

  1. 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 June 2, 2021.  WebEx participants must log-in to the meeting between 1:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. on June 3, 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.
  2. 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 pcadmin@mypasco.net by 5:00 p.m. on June 2, 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. 
  3. Attending the public comment kiosk.  A public comment kiosk will be available in the lobby,  located at the East Pasco Government Center, 2nd Floor, 14236 6th Street, Dade City, Florida 33523. The kiosk will have a camera and monitor available for participants to view, hear, and speak during the hybrid virtual meeting. 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.  The public comment kiosk may be closed as a public participation option if (a) it is not needed for participants that exceed the maximum capacity of the Board Room, and (b) no participant is  in attendance at the kiosk within ten (10) minutes of the morning or afternoon meeting start time.
  4. Attending the Hybrid Virtual Meeting inside the Board Room. The utilization of this public participation option is subject to the maximum capacity limits posted outside of the Board Room. Once the posted maximum capacity has been reached, participants will be directed to speak (and view/hear the meeting) at the public comment kiosk. Alternatively, for public hearing items, if the maximum capacity has been reached, the Chair, bailiff, and/or County Administrator of designee may require that attendance inside the Board Room be limited to the specific public hearing item under discussion, and direct that all other Board Room attendees (other than appointed officials and County staff) temporarily exit the Board Room and view/hear the meeting at the public comment kiosk. Members of the public and land use applicants attending inside the Board Room shall observe all social distancing requirements and other signage requirements imposed or posted by the County Administrator or designee, and shall only speak at the Hybrid Virtual Meeting when recognized by the Chairman. Board Room participants will be permitted to speak for a maximum of three (3) minutes, unless a request for additional time is approved by the Chairman in advance of the Hybrid Virtual Meeting. For quasi-judicial agenda items, a group representative will be permitted to speak for a maximum of five (5) minutes provided they submit group authorization prior to 5pm the day before the meeting, unless additional time is approved by the Chairman in advance of the Hybrid Virtual Meeting. Applicants for land use approvals will be permitted to speak for a maximum of five (5) minutes, plus a maximum of three (3) minutes for rebuttal, unless additional time is approved by the Chairman 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 or visit www.mypasco.net .  To view the PC Agenda, please visit https://www.pascocountyfl.net/6/Pasco-Agendas-and-Minutes. To view the Hybrid Virtual Meeting Resolution, which contains the rules and procedures for this meeting, please visit Virtual Meeting Procedural Rules.

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 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 Planning Commission or the Board of County Commissioners 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 hybrid 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.