Public Hearing Schedule and Correspondence
VIRTUAL MEETINGS DURING COVID-19 EMERGENCY
The Cedar Rapids City Council is holding electronic regular City Council meetings because meeting in person is impossible or impractical due to concerns for the health and safety of Council members, staff and the public presented by COVID-19. Electronic meetings are allowed by Iowa Code Section 21.8 and Governor Reynolds’ Proclamations of Disaster Emergency.
The meetings may be watched on the City’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CityofCRiowa/. Members of the public will not be able to attend these meetings in person. Any persons interested in commenting on the agenda items or any other matter of City business may do so in writing by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments must be received by two hours before the start of each meeting in order to be provided to the members of the City Council prior to the meeting.
Citizens of the Cedar Rapids metropolitan area may also comment on matters appearing on the agenda, or any other matter of City Council business, by registering on Zoom. The link for each meeting is included on the Regular Session agenda, posted at 4 p.m. the Friday before the meeting. Parties interested in being heard during any of the scheduled public hearings may also register using the same Zoom link. All registrations must be complete no later than two hours before the start of each meeting – 10:00 a.m. for noon meetings, and 2:00 p.m. for 4:00 p.m. meetings. Registrants will receive an email with instructions on how to participate in the meeting and be heard. Registrants must provide their name, home address, email address and telephone number and indicate the matter upon which they wish to be heard, including the agenda item number of the public hearing if applicable.
Citizens only interested in watching the meeting who will not be providing public comment do not need to register for the Zoom conference and should use Facebook instead.
Public hearings are conducted by the City Council during a Council meeting, usually as required by state law, allowing Council members to receive information and hear public comments regarding proposed rezonings, dispositions of city-owned property and other topics. Comments are limited to five minutes per speaker, unless the Mayor allows otherwise.
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Bid openings for larger Capital Improvement Projects (those preceded by public hearings) are also shown on this schedule. The document is updated on Wednesdays after 11 a.m.
Public Hearing Correspondence
Written comments and objections pertaining to public hearings are distributed to the City Council and necessary department staff and filed in the City Clerk's Office. All letters and petitions filed are considered public record and will be made available for examination and copying pursuant to applicable laws. You must provide a first and last name in order for your letter or petition to be entered into the official public record.
|Meeting||Written Comments and Objections|
|02/23/21||PH Nos. 5, 6 and 19|
|01/26/21||PH No. 1, Citizen Review Board, and No. 2, rezoning of 1309 Beringer Ct NE|
|01/12/21||PH No. 1, TWG Development agreement for Banjo Block|