Petition to Continue Providing Online Option for Seminole County Meetings

Petition to Continue Providing Online Option for Seminole County Meetings

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Seminole County Smart Development started this petition to Seminole County Board of Commissioners

This petition is a request from Seminole County Citizens to provide online meeting attendance options in addition to in-person attendance for County Meetings, including the BCC, Planning and Zoning, and Development Review Committee meetings. The option for online attendance:

  1. Makes it easier for citizens who otherwise work during the day to listen to and participate in County meetings
  2. Does not introduce a significant administrative burden
  3. Allows for the easy recording and replay of meeting contents for later review by Commissioners and Citizens
  4. Reinforces the idea that the Commissioners work by the consent of the governed, and thus welcome the input of as many Seminole County residents as possible.
  5. Supports the idea that the more people who can and do participate in such meetings, the more the final decision will be supported by all Seminole County residents.

While attendance in person is encouraged, the use of online options to view and participate in meetings supports Florida’s “Government in the Sunshine” law that was enacted in 1967. Throughout the history of Florida's open government, its courts have consistently supported the public's right to access governmental meetings and records.

Please sign this petition so that we can keep access to these meetings open and unobstructed.

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