District 1: Gloria Raso Tate
District 2: Dan Sheppard
District 3: Tom Hayden
District 4: Jennifer I. Nelson
District 5: Robert M. Welsh
District 6: Richard Williams
District 7: Jessica Cosden
1015 Cultural Park Blvd.
Cape Coral, FL
City Manager Rob Hernandez
Andrea R. Russell
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
| May 26, 2021||3:00 PM|| Council Chambers|
PLEDGE OF CIVILITYWe will be respectful of each other even when we disagree.
We will direct all comments to the issues. We will avoid personal attacks.
|1.||MEETING CALLED TO ORDER|
|A.||MAYOR GUNTER, COUNCIL MEMBERS COSDEN, HAYDEN, NELSON, SHEPPARD, TATE, WELSH, WILLIAMS|
|A maximum of 60 minutes is set for input of citizens on matters concerning the City Government; 3 minutes per individual.|
|6.||TIME AND PLACE OF FUTURE MEETINGS|
|A.||A Regular Meeting of the Cape Coral City Council is Scheduled for Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. in Council Chambers|
GENERAL RULES AND PROCEDURES REGARDING
THE CAPE CORAL COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE AGENDA
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section of 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this meeting should contact the Office of the City Clerk at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting. If hearing impaired, telephone the Florida Relay Service Numbers, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (v) for assistance.
Persons wishing to address Council under Citizens Input may do so during the designated time at each meeting. No prior scheduling is necessary. All speakers must have their presentations approved by the City Clerk's office no later than 3:00 PM the day of the meeting.
Any citizen may appear before the City Council at the scheduled PUBLIC HEARING/INPUT to comment on the specific agenda item being considered. No prior scheduling is necessary.
When recognized by the presiding officer, a speaker shall address the City Council from the designated speaker's lectern, and shall state his or her name and whom, if anyone, he or she represents. An address shall only be required if necessary to comply with a federal, state of local law.
Copies of the agenda are available in the main lobby of Cape Coral City Hall and in the City Council Office, 1015 Cultural Park Boulevard. Copies of all back-up documentation are also available for review in the lobby of Council Chambers. You are asked to refrain from removing any documentation. If you desire copies, please request they be made for you. Copies are 15 cents per page. Agendas and back-up documentation are also available on-line on the City website (capecoral.net) after 4:00 PM on the Thursday prior to the Council Meeting.
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CASES
In all public hearings for which an applicant or applicants exist and which would affect a relatively limited land area, including but not limited to PDPs, appeals concerning variances or special exceptions, and small-scale rezonings, the following procedures shall be utilized in order to afford all parties or their representatives a full opportunity to be heard on matters relevant to the application:
| ||1. ||The applicant, as well as witnesses offering testimony or presenting evidence, will be required to swear or affirm that the testimony they provide is the truth. |
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| ||2.||The order of presentation will begin with the City staff report, the presentation by the applicant and/or the applicant's representative; witnesses called by the applicant, and then members of the public. |
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| ||3. ||Members of the City Council may question any witness on relevant issues, by the applicant and/or the applicant's representative, City staff, or by any member of the public. |
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| ||4. ||The Mayor may impose reasonable limitations on the offer of testimony or evidence and refuse to hear testimony or evidence that is not relevant to the issue being heard. The Mayor may also impose reasonable limitations on the number of witnesses heard when such witnesses become repetitive or are introducing duplicate testimony or evidence. The Mayor may also call witnesses and introduce evidence on behalf of the City Council if it is felt that such witnesses and/or evidence are necessary for a thorough consideration of the subject. |
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| ||5. ||After the introduction of all-relevant testimony and evidence, the applicant shall have the opportunity to present a closing statement. |
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| ||6.||If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may 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. |