Pinellas Commission meetings begin earlier this year

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Afternoon meetings of the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners will now begin one hour earlier at 2 p.m. Public hearings will now begin a half hour earlier at 6 p.m.

Those wishing to speak on any subject, other than scheduled agenda items, may do so during the Citizens to be Heard portion of the afternoon meeting now beginning at 2 p.m. Comments related to public hearing or regular agenda items will be heard when those items come before the commission.

Morning sessions of board meetings begin at 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Board meetings are held twice a month usually, but not always, on the first and third Tuesdays.

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