TEMPORARY PUBLIC Testimony PROCEDURES
In light of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic’s longevity, Orange County is now providing the public with an opportunity to participate “virtually” from remote locations for quasi-judicial public hearings and comprehensive plan amendment public hearings. These types of public hearing are held during the afternoon sessions of Board of County Commissioners (BCC) meetings. Quasi-judicial hearings are identified on the Board’s official agenda by a checkmark that’s placed next to the public hearing agenda number, and comprehensive plan amendment public hearings are also conspicuously identified on the Board’s official agenda. The public may also continue to participate virtually in these types of public hearings by appearing at the first floor of the Orange County Administration Center at 201 South Rosalind Avenue in downtown Orlando, where social distancing and other personal safety procedures are practiced and enforced.
Members of the public who choose the option to participate remotely may do so by utilizing Cisco Webex Technology, but must pre-register by filling out the form below no later than 5 p.m. the day prior to the BCC public hearing.
Please note this deadline does not apply to members of the public who choose to appear at the Orange County Administration Center to provide testimony. Those individuals should arrive by 1:30 p.m. the day of the public hearing and to fill out a form.
Due to state public records law and public safety concerns, Law Enforcement, Elected Officials, and Former Elected Officials are exempt from having to provide their personal address.
If you meet the criteria of this exemption and would like to register to provide your public testimony virtually, please call 407-836-5379 so that an alternative accommodation can be arranged.