Virtual City Council Meeting on May 18


Instructions for public viewing and PARTICIPATION

City of Jacksonville Beach City Council Meeting

May 18, 2020, at 6:00 P.M.


Click here to view the full meeting agenda.

Due to the current restrictions and limitations for social distancing and gatherings surrounding the COVID-19 crisis, the May 18, 2020, City of Jacksonville Beach, City Council meeting will be conducted in a modified manner. The meeting will be conducted virtually, utilizing Zoom technology and webinar capabilities. The City is providing numerous additional technological options for public attendance and participation in the meeting. 

The Governor’s Executive Order Number 20-69, addressing Local Government Public Meetings, states local government bodies may utilize communications media technology (CMT), as provided in section 120.54(5)(b)2., Florida Statutes. On April 6, 2020, the City of Jacksonville Beach City Council further approved at their public meeting the use of CMT and alternative start times to conduct their Council meetings and briefings. 

The following CMT options are available to participate, view and listen to the May 18, 2020, City Council meeting:

  1. View and listen to a Livestream of the meeting online:
  2. Listen to the meeting via phone:
    • Dial 1-301-715-8592
    • Webinar ID: 846 7620 2085
    • There is no participant ID number.  If you are asked for this, press #. When dialing in by phone, your line will be automatically muted for the duration of the meeting, unless you have pre-registered to speak. (Instructions for pre-registration are below.)
  3. Hearing or speech impaired access:
    • Contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service: 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice).
  4. Submit questions and comments concerning a scheduled agenda item or for the Courtesy of the Floor portion of the Agenda:
    • You may provide written comments by:
      • Emailing the City Clerk, Laurie Scott, at cityclerk@jaxbchfl.net; or
      • Via U.S. mail to City Clerk, City Hall, 11 N. 3rd Street, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250; or
      • Place a copy of your comments in the drop box at the main entrance of City Hall.
      • Provide your full name and address, and if you are a city business owner, list the business name and address.
    • You may also submit a Public Comment Submission Form on the City of Jacksonville Beach website. Fill out the form at this link to have your comments read during the meeting: https://cojb.typeform.com/to/Gu0LXH. Comments on an action item and comments for Courtesy of the Floor will be read into the record. Submissions will be provided to the Council. All Submissions are a public record.
    • Written comments will be read into the record at the appropriate time. All other written comments received by the deadline will be distributed to the Mayor and City Council members and the appropriate staff before the start of the meeting. Comments received through these CMT options will be read into the record by the City Clerk or City Attorney. Written comments will be limited to three (3) minutes of reading time.
    • Members of the public may also opt to comment via dialing in or utilizing Zoom technology, but to do this, they must register in advance. To register, fill out the form at this link: https://cojb.typeform.com/to/qiGRmc
      •  It is requested that members of the public register by noon on Monday, May 18, 2020.
      • Speakers will be limited to three (3) minutes.
      • To either dial in or use Zoom technology, speakers need to ensure they have proper working equipment. For dialing in, a telephone with audio/speaker and microphone capabilities is required. For participation utilizing Zoom technology, smart technology (smartphone/tablet/laptop/desktop) should be equipped with both microphone and speaker capabilities. It is up to each speaker to test the functionality of their equipment before the meeting starts. If the speaker’s equipment is not working correctly during the meeting, the speaker will be unable to participate.
      • To check technological requirements and to test your technology, visit the Zoom web site here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux
      • To download Zoom applications, click here: https://zoom.us/download
        • For the purposes of this meeting, speakers will be clicking “Download” under “Zoom Client for Meetings” (using a PC or mac) or choosing your mobile device platform under “Zoom Mobile Apps.”
    • The email address and the online comment form will remain open during the meeting to accept comments to be read into the record up until 5 minutes before a particular agenda item is addressed by the Mayor. Public comments for Courtesy of the Floor will be accepted until 5 minutes before the Mayor opens that portion of the meeting.
    • For additional information or assistance, please contact the following people prior to the meeting:
      • For public comment questions:  Laurie Scott, City Clerk, cityclerk@jaxbchfl.net or (904) 247-6299.
      • For questions on connecting to or using CMT or Zoom for the meeting: Jacob Board, Communications Manager, jboard@jaxbchfl.net, or (904) 247-4036.