All interested parties may appear at the PCMCD Board of Commissioners meeting(s) and be heard. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at such meeting(s), such person will need a record of the proceedings and will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing special assistance to participate in these proceedings should contact the Director for assistance at least three (3) business days prior to the meeting (727) 367-4568.
Rules Governing Public Comment During Board of Commissioner’s Meetings
- The Board of Commissioners (BOC) shall hear public comment only during the Public Comment segment of the meeting, unless the item is a Public Hearing as required by Florida Law, in which instance the Public may comment at the time of the Public Hearing. The Public Comment segment will occur as the first item under New Business on the agenda.
- All members of the public wishing to address the BOC on an item shall place their name on a sign-up sheet and identify the particular item upon which they wish to make comment. Representatives of civic or community organizations wanting to speak on behalf of the organization shall identify the organization next to their name on the sign-up sheet. Individuals or representatives from organizations interested in providing comment can speak on any topic, not just items listed on the agenda. These items will be addressed at the end of the meeting under Other Business.
- The Chairman shall request public comment from speakers in the order in which their name appears on the list. An individual speaker shall be given three (3) minutes to present his or her comments to the BOC and a speaker who has signed-up in advance as representing an organization shall have five (5) minutes to address the BOC. At the request of any Member of the BOC, a speaker’s time may be reasonably extended.
- If the matter requires a Public Hearing, the rules set forth above in Paragraph 3 shall be applicable.