Published on September 18, 2020

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A VIRTUAL final budget hearing of the Miami City Commission will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 5:05 p.m. and broadcast from Miami City Hall.

The September 24, 2020 Final Budget Hearing will be held as a VIRTUAL HEARING with elected officials and City staff participating through video conferencing. This virtual hearing will be broadcasted live for members of the public to view on the City’s website (, Facebook, Twitter, Periscope, YouTube and Channel 77 (Comcast only for residents living in the City of Miami). 

For your information, members of the public can leave prerecorded public comment by calling 305-250-5353 for agenda items that are scheduled to be heard at this virtual hearing. The prerecorded public comment will be played during the virtual hearing. Additionally, members of the public may also submit a prerecorded video of your public comment to be shown at the virtual hearing. The deadline to submit prerecorded phone and prerecorded video messages is September 23, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. Phone and video messages submitted after the deadline may not be played during the virtual hearing. Finally, public comment may also be submitted via an online comment form and will be distributed to the Elected Officials and City Administration and made part of the public record. The deadline to submit public comment via the online comment form will occur when the Chairman closes public comment for the virtual hearing.

Members of the public may also preregister to provide live public comment by phone during the hearing. You may preregister by phone by calling 305-250-5350 or online at Members of the public that preregistered will receive a call from the City on the evening of the hearing (approximately 5:15 p.m.) to address the City Commission by phone during the public comment portion of the hearing. The deadline to preregister to provide live public comment by phone is September 23, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.

**Please visit for detailed instructions on how to provide public comment using any of the previously mentioned options.** 

A copy of the agenda for the virtual City Commission first budget hearing will be available at:

Please note that Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order (“E.O.”) Number 20-193 extended E.O. 20-69 suspending the requirement that a quorum be present in person or that a local government body meet at a specific public place.  The Executive Order also allows local government bodies to continue utilizing communications media technology, such as telephonic and video conferencing for local government body meetings. 

Should any person desire to appeal any decision of the City Commission with respect to any matter to be considered at this meeting, that person shall ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made including all testimony and evidence upon which any appeal may be based (F.S. 286.0105). Notwithstanding the foregoing, pursuant to Florida Statutes Sections 200.0065(3)(h) and 286.0105 and Florida Administrative Code Rule 12D-17.005(2)(c)22, no verbatim record is required regarding public hearings required by Chapter 200 (Determination of Millage).  

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may contact the Office of the City Clerk at (305) 250-5361 (Voice) no later than two (2) business day prior to the proceeding.  TTY users may call via 711 (Florida Relay Service) no later than two (2) business day prior to the proceeding.