March 23 City Council meeting televised; Citizens strongly discouraged from attending
(Fayetteville, N.C.) – In compliance with the guidance of the CDC and national, state, and local declarations of emergency, citizens are strongly discouraged from attending City Council meetings and will only be admitted to City Hall when required to provide testimony in quasi-judicial hearings.
Citizens are encouraged to view these meetings as they occur through one of the following options:
- On FayTV on Spectrum Cable, Channel 7.
- The City’s website at www.FayTV.net.
- The FayTV streaming app is available on smart TVs and streaming devices from Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Apple TV. All a viewer needs to do to find the streaming app is to search for the words “FayTV” or “Fayetteville.”
Rules of Procedure for Public Hearings:
The following Rules of Procedure will apply under the currently issued state of emergency and supersede Council Policies 120.2 and 120.9:
Standard Public Hearings:
- Citizens can submit Public Hearing comments in two ways.
- Comments received in writing:
- Statements must be submitted in advance in writing to the City Clerk by 5:00 p.m. the day of the meeting, which can be done online by going to www.FayettevilleNC.gov/publichearingform or calling (910) 433-1312 for assistance.
- Standard contact information will be required along with a phone number.
- Statements are limited to 500 words.
- The City Clerk will read any statements received into the record.
- Comments received through telephone communications:
- Residents may request to make Public Hearing comments with the City Clerk’s Office by 5:00 p.m. the day of the meeting.
- Residents must call (910) 433-1312, where they will be provided guidance on leaving a voicemail that will be played for city council during the meeting.
- Each speaker can leave a three-minute message, just as in regular public hearings. Anything over that length of time will not be played for the council at the meeting.
Quasi-Judicial Public Hearings:
Individuals desiring to provide testimony for a Quasi-Judicial Public Hearing must sign up to do so by 5:00 p.m. the day of the meeting. They will be contacted by the City Clerk’s office and receive instruction prior to the meeting on how to be sworn in and provide testimony during the meeting.