City Council Group 1 At-Large | Town Hall Meeting

May 13, 2021
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (If attending virtually, please join the meeting by 5:15 PM)
Virtual & In-Person Meeting
Physical Location: Oceanway Senior Center
12215 Sago Avenue West
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Meeting ID: 983 1472 2135
Passcode: 747927

Notice is hereby given that the Honorable Terrance Freeman, At-Large Group 1 Council Member, hereby schedules a Hybrid Virtual/In-Person Noticed Town Hall Meeting for Thursday, May 13, 2021, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, at Oceanway Senior Center located at 12215 Sago Avenue West, Jacksonville, FL 32218. The purpose of the Noticed Hybrid Virtual In-Person Town Hall Meeting is to provide a forum to discuss Ordinance 2021-0223 (Local Option Gas Tax) and Ordinance 2021-0235 (Septic Tanks).
Members of the Jacksonville City Council, and other elected or appointed members of Boards and Commission, and other interested parties are invited to attend.
The meeting noticed herein noticed for Thursday, May 13, 2021, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM can be accessed virtually through the Zoom.US- computer application or in-person at Oceanway Senior Center located at 12215 Sago Avenue West, Jacksonville, FL 32218. Council Members, City staff, and the public may attend the meeting at the physical location- Oceanway Senior Center, but CDC guidelines will be adhered to due to COVID-19.  Concurrent with the expiration of Mayor Curry's Emergency Executive Proclamation 2020-005, any member of the public entering City-owned public buildings may choose to wear a mask inside the building. Council will encourage social distancing by maintaining the recommended 6-foot separation between individuals and will limit seating in Council Chambers, Council conference rooms, and offices to maintain social distancing. Council strongly encourages the use of masks for all employees and visitors, especially when social distancing at 6 feet (or more) is not possible. Council will make masks available for visitors and the public. The public will be encouraged to share general comments with individual Council Members by email or telephone. is the designated email for comments to be including as a part of this meeting.  
  1. Sign up for Zoom.  Type - Zoom.US – with Chrome Internet Browser
    1. Go to: "Join A Meeting" on Dashboard
    2. Enter the Meeting ID: 983 1472 2135     Passcode: 747927
  2. Watch meeting via Stream Source on computer. Streaming site (or COJ streaming site):
  3. Join Zoom Meeting by Phone:
    1. Dial - 1 (301) 715-8592 or find a local number:
    2. Enter the Meeting ID: 983 1472 2135     Passcode: 747927
  4. Watch meeting on Comcast Channel 99.
  5. Watch the digital recording later via the City Council website.
    1. Click link:
    2. Go to "Available Archives" and click "City Council."
  1. Legal name must appear on Zoom to be recognized by the Chair.
  2. DO NOT state your residence address in this forum – only state, County, and Zip Code.
  3. Chairman will set the timeframe for speakers. (No more than 3 minutes per speaker.)
  4. The Timer will be viewable.  Must be in "Gallery View" to see countdown; Sort names in meeting by going to "Participants" and typing in Timer.
  5. Chairman will "ONLY" call on speakers using the ELECTRONIC "RAISE HAND" feature located within the Zoom App. Click on "Participants," scroll to the bottom, click on "Raise Hand," and wait to be recognized. NOTE: You MUST have a microphone, video, and speakers to participate in the meeting.
  1. Dial the phone number listed above.  If you dial a toll number, carrier rates may apply.
  2. You will be prompted to enter the Meeting ID and Passcode:
  3. Meeting ID: 983 1472 2135     Passcode: 747927
  4. If the meeting has not already started and "Join before host" is not enabled, you will be prompted to press # to wait if you are a participant.
  5. You will be prompted to enter your unique Participant ID. This only applies if you have joined on the computer or mobile device or are a panelist in a webinar. Press # to skip.
  6. If you join by computer or mobile device later, you can enter the Participant ID to bind your phone and device session together and show your video when you speak on the phone.
  7. To enter your Participant ID, enter #Participant ID# on your phone once you are in the meeting.
  8. The following commands can be entered via phone tones using your phone's dial pad while in a Zoom meeting:
    1. *6 - Toggle mute/unmute (While this is a function that is available, the mute and unmute function will be controlled by the Host, not the participant. To speak, the participant must use the *9 function; to be recognized.)
    2. *9 - Raise hand (Electronic Zoom feature that "Must" be used to be recognized by the Chairman to Speak)
City Council continues to adhere to CDC guidelines due to COVID-19. Therefore, it is important to utilize one of the above remote ways to access the meeting if you cannot attend.  If you have any problems or questions about gaining access to the meeting, please call (904) 255-5193, leave your name, number, and a brief message.
  1.  You can email your comments to
  2. For some meetings, you will be able to call in to comment on the phone. Many meetings, especially informational ones, may not have public comment. 
Pursuant to the American with Disabilities Act, accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request.  Please allow 1-2 business days' notification to process; last-minute requests will be accepted but may not be possible to fulfill.  Please contact Disabled Services Division at: V (904) 255-5466, TTY (904) 255-5476, or email your request to
Please contact direct all legislative inquires to Jessica Matthews, Chief of Legislative Services at (904) 255-5169 or  Please contact Dr. Cheryl L Brown, Director/Council Secretary at  (904) 255-5193 or refer to the information provided within the notice for specific inquiries, information and/or details.