Virtual Public Comment - Planning Commission

Virtual Public Comment Instructions

The June 4, 2020, Planning Commission Meeting will be held as a VIRTUAL MEETING with Elected Officials, Planning Commission members, and County staff participating through video conferencing.

Please note that Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order Number 20-69 suspended the requirement of a quorum to be present in-person or requires a local government body to meet at a specific public place. The Executive Order also allows local government bodies to utilize communications media technology, such as telephonic and video conferencing for local government body meetings. Additionally, Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order Number 20-91 directs all persons in the State of Florida to limit their movements and personal interactions outside of their home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities.

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:

1.  Phone call during the meeting. Phone call participants will need to pre-register by completing a Virtual Public Comment Registration 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 on June 3, 2020.  Phone call participants must call into the meeting between 1:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. on June 4, 2020, and will utilize the call-in number provided at the time of pre-registration.  Phone call participants will be placed in a queue.  During the PC meeting, callers will be notified by a member of County staff when they will be permitted to speak.  Each phone call 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.  Callers 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 p.m. on June 3, 2020.  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.


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.