PUBLIC COMMENT – There is no public access to the City Chambers during meetings based on emergency orders. Properly submitted comments will be accepted and included in the official record of the meeting. Any comment received that does not meet the public comment timing and requirements will be rejected and will not be included in the official record of the meeting.
QUASI-JUDICIAL ITEMS – Matters considered to be quasi-judicial in nature are described in Section 2-82 of the Code of the City of North Port, Florida. Meeting agendas identify quasi-judicial items by noting “QUASI-JUDICIAL” at the end of the item title. Meeting agendas are posted here. Quasi-judicial items are governed by Emergency Order No. 2020-06 (revised) and by Chapter 2, Article III of the Code of the City of North Port, Florida. This emergency order and article of the code include procedures for a quasi-judicial proceeding and for aggrieved or adversely affected persons.
INFORMATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
- Date and time of meeting you wish to comment on;
- Agenda item number (the agenda item number can be found on the agenda);
- Name (required for quasi-judicial items), email, and phone number; and
- If providing a public comment for a quasi-judicial hearing, then you are taking the oath to be truthful (the quasi-judicial public hearings can be found on the agenda).
HOW TO MAKE A PUBLIC COMMENT IN A PUBLIC MEETING:
Submit a written comment using the virtual Public Comment form here. The form will be available online at 9:00 a.m. the day before the meeting and deactivated at the end of public comment during the meeting. The form is only visible in the time frame stated. Your public comment is limited to 3,000 characters. Please note this form will be live beginning at 9:00 a.m. the day before the meeting you wish to comment on, and closing at the end of the public comment portion.
Leave a voicemail message via telephone at 941-429-1032. Voicemail messages will be accepted the day before the meeting from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Please provide information as listed above in the City’s outgoing message. The message must not exceed two minutes, fifteen seconds.
When the City implements other public comment options, instructions will be posted here.
Our City Commission is working hard to keep our City running, and a top priority during the COVID-19 pandemic is to help maintain the health of our employees and residents. Another top priority is being able to maintain public participation in our City meetings. Following CDC guidelines, we are not allowing public access into the Commission Chambers and practicing social distancing with the City Commissioners and staff. Though there are restrictions when it comes to public gatherings, we are dedicated to making sure those who would like to make their voice heard are able to.