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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CITY OF BROOKSVILLE, FLORIDA
CITY COUNCIL
201 HOWELL AVENUE
BROOKSVILLE, FLORIDA 34601

The City Council of the City of Brooksville will hold a Public Hearing in the Joseph E. Johnston, III, City Hall Council Chambers, 201 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, Florida. Second and Final Reading of Ordinance No. 959 will be held at 7:00 p.m., March 6, 2023. The Ordinance may be obtained in the City Clerk’s office at City Hall, 201 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, FL 34601, or by calling the City Clerk at 352-540-3816.

Ordinance No. 959:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BROOKSVILLE FLORIDA, REPEALING THE CURRENTLY EXISTING CHAPTER 42 AND ORDINANCE NO. 535, BOTH CONCERNING FAIR HOUSING, AND REPLACING THEM WITH A NEW CHAPTER 42 OF THE CITY OF BROOKSVILLE CODE TO BE ENTITLED FAIR HOUSING CODE; PROVIDING FOR A DECLARATION OF POLICY TO PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION IN HOUSING ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, ANCESTRY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, SEX, MARITAL STATUS, FAMILIAL STATUS, HANDICAP OR AGE; PROVIDING DEFINITIONS; DESIGNATING AS UNLAWFUL CERTAIN DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES IN THE SALE OR RENTAL OF HOUSING, AS WELL AS IN ADVERTISING IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, IN THE FINANCING OF HOUSING, AND IN BROKERAGE SERVICES RELATED TO EXCEPTIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN ADMINISTRATOR TO BE DESIGNATED BY THE CITY OF BROOKSVILLE, FLORIDA AND PRESCRIBING THE GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES OF SUCH ADMINISTRATOR, PRESCRIBING ACTION UPON A DETERMINATION OF PROBABLE CAUSE, AND AUTHORIZING THE PROMULGATION OF FORMS AND REGULATIONS; MAKING PROVISIONS FOR THE FILING OF COMPLAINTS AND RESPONSES THERETO, AND THE PROCESSING THEREOF BY THE ADMINISTRATOR; PROVIDING FOR ADDITIONAL REMEDIES; PROVIDING FOR PROHIBITING UNTRUTHFUL COMPLAINTS OR FALSE TESTIMONY; PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION OF SUCH CODE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator no later than 48 hours in advance of the meeting at (352)540-3810. Meeting agendas and supporting documentation are available from the City Clerk’s office and on line at www.cityofbrooksville.us.

Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. Any person desiring to appeal any decision with respect to any matter considered at this meeting may need a record of the proceedings including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based, and, therefore, must make arrangements for a court reporter to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made.

s/Jennifer J. Battista, CMC

Published: February 24, 2023
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