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Commission & City Board/Committee Meetings - Please see below for information about December 5th City Commission Meeting Procedures

If you wish to speak before the City Commission or a City Board/Committee, please fill out this form, and review our Public Meeting Rules and Procedures.

Public Comment Instructions for Those Not Physically Present at Commission Meetings

The City has made accommodations for those who cannot be physically present. If a member of the public would like to provide comments for the public meetings, they may do so in the following ways:

  • Email the City Clerk Department by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on the day of the Commission Meeting at or by 12:00 p.m. (noon) the day prior to any board or committee meeting
  • Leave a voicemail message by calling 727.363.9225 by 1:00 p.m. the day of the Commission Meeting or by 12:00 p.m. (noon) the day prior to any board or committee meeting. 
  • Upload or submit a video or audio file online using this online form by 1:00 p.m. the day of the Commission Meeting or a minimum of 24 hours prior to any board or committee meeting. 

In your three (3) minute or less comment, please be sure to include your name and address for the record. 

Please note, if leaving a voicemail or video public comment on a quasi-judicial hearing, it will be played during the non-agenda public comment portion of the meeting and will not be made a part of the quasi-judicial record. They will be made a part of the City's meeting record per the records management procedures for the City of St. Pete Beach and the State of Florida.

For the December 5, 2023 City Commission Meeting:

The yellow public comment cards will not be located in Chambers on December 5, 2023. You will find a table in the City Hall lobby with a stack of NUMBERED cards. Please fill your card out and KEEP WITH YOU. The City Clerk will not be calling names, rather, she will be calling numbers to come and form a line in Chambers. You must keep your card and remember your number to line up for public comment. City Clerk LaRowe will call 18 people at a time, and you will hand your card to her prior to speaking for comment.

Once you are at the podium, please make sure you state your name, address, and that you have been sworn as this is a quasi-judicial hearing -- Mrs. LaRowe will ensure members of the public are sworn once inside Chambers. 

There will be seating available to the public in Chambers, outside in the parking lot (weather permitting) and in the upstairs of City Hall. You must maintain decorum so that you can hear your number called. The City Clerk will make sure that there is enough time for any member of the public not seated in Chambers to come inside and form a line; staff will be located throughout City Hall to help.

Anyone who has filled out a speaker card online will be called first, by name, prior to the numbered cards being called. Please pay attention to hear names, as the City Clerk will call names 5 at a time if online cards have been submitted. Online commenting will no longer be accepted after 12:00 p.m. (noon) on December 5th. Once you have submitted your card, the Clerk's Office will send a confirmation email; if you do not receive a confirmation email, that means your card was submitted after the 12:00 p.m. (noon) deadline.