Speak In-Person or Virtually at a BOCC Meeting or Public Hearing

Sign-ups for both virtual and in-person public speaking opportunities for public hearings and public comments close at 9 AM on the day of the meeting.

Hybrid meeting participation

The hybrid format allows for board members and select staff to meet in-person at a physical location, while those wishing to speak at the meeting can choose to do so virtually or in-person.

  • You can sign-up to speak virtually or in-person by using the link below until 9 AM on the day of the meeting
  • You may also sign up in-person on the day of the meeting in the lobby of the Frederick B. Karl County Center located at 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa. Assistance will be available on-site between 8:30 and 9 AM.
  • Speakers, both virtual and in-person, will be called on in the order of when the speaker sign-up form is submitted

Procedures and requirements

Information on order, time limits, and speaking virtually or in-person.

Order and time limits

  • Residents speaking on scheduled agenda items will be called before those speaking on non-scheduled agenda items
  • Prioritization is on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Up to 3 minutes are allowed for each speaker

Speaking virtually

  • After submitting the form, you will receive a confirmation email or submission screen that will have information on how to participate in the meeting
  • Callers will be muted upon calling and will be unmuted in the submission order after being recognized by the Chair by name
  • You must call into the conference with the same number that you provide on the form, so that staff can identify and associate your name with your number

Speaking in-person

  • After submitting the form, you will receive a confirmation email or submission screen
  • Boardroom seating capacity is 85 visitors for special recognitions, public comment, and viewing. If capacity is met, overflow will be accommodated in the first floor multipurpose room.

Sign-up to speak

Click the button below to sign-up to speak either virtually or in-person.

  • The Board Chair will call on speakers by name in the order in which they have submitted the form
  • The form will open 48-hours prior to the meeting and will remain open until 9 AM on the day of the meeting
  • You must provide your name on the form, and virtual speakers also must provide a phone number on the form. If you want a confirmation sent to you, you will need to provide an email address.
  • You can choose to speak on agenda items and/or off-agenda topics

Signup to Speak at a BOCC Meeting

I want to submit a written public comment (I do NOT want to speak)

Last Modified: 4/11/2024, 6:13:08 PM

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