Attending Forward Pinellas Meetings

Forward Pinellas, as the Pinellas Planning Council and Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization Board, meets on the second Wednesday of each month. Forward Pinellas has numerous advisory committee meetings. The public is invited to attend Board and advisory committee meetings. Agendas are generally available a week before Board and advisory committee meetings and are available here.

Watch or listen to the meetings

You can call into the meeting and listen at 1-312-626-6799, 1-646-558-8656, 1-253-215-8782, 1-301-715-8592, 1-346-248-7799, or 1-669-900-9128.
Webinar ID: 885 3247 7408

Learn about the Citizens Advisory Committee and other Forward Pinellas Advisory Committees

Participate in the meeting

Visit our Calendar to find a meeting you’d like to attend. There, you will find when and where the meeting will be held as well as any associated materials, like agendas and presentations.

Visual materials

Public comments during the virtual meetings are audio only.  You may submit other materials in advance of the meeting to become part of the record by emailing

Send advance public comments:

(Deadline 5 p.m. the day before the board meeting)

All comments received by 5:00 p.m. the day before the meeting will be included as part of the official record for this meeting and will be available to be considered by the Forward Pinellas Board prior to any action taken.

Forward Pinellas Board public participation and decorum rules for virtual meetings

  • Please be respectful of others’ opinions, and refrain from making personal attacks. Any person who becomes disorderly or who fails to confine remarks to the identified subject or business at hand shall be cautioned by the Chair and given the opportunity to conclude remarks on the subject in a decorous manner and within the designated time limit. Any person failing to comply as cautioned may be barred from making any additional comments during the meeting by the Chair, unless permission to continue or again address the board is granted by the majority of the board members present.
  • If the Chair or board declares an individual out of order, he or she may be muted by the moderator.
  • All remarks shall be addressed to the board as a body and not to any member thereof.
  • No person, other than a member of the board and the person having the floor, may be permitted to enter into any discussion, either directly or through a member of the board, without permission of the Chair. No question may be asked except through the Chair.
  • Speakers should make their comments concise and to the point.

For those participating in the meeting or wishing to address the board on an item, please review these Zoom guidelines.

Reasonable accommodation requests during COVID-19 pandemic

Persons with disabilities who need to request reasonable accommodation(s) to effectively participate in this meeting may contact Pinellas County’s Office of Human Rights. As Pinellas County is currently operating under a Declaration of Emergency relating to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and is practicing CDC recommended social distancing protocols, staff from the Office of Human Rights is working remotely from the office.

Persons with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations are asked to e-mail such requests to both and to at least three (3) business days in advance of the need for reasonable accommodation. You may also call 727-464-4882.

Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may provide public input through use of the State of Florida’s relay service at 7-1-1.

More information about the ADA, and requests for reasonable accommodation, may be found on the Office of Human Rights website.

The Forward Pinellas Board will conduct the metropolitan planning organization public hearings first, followed by the Pinellas Planning Council public hearings.

Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization

Role call votes are required for Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) items and the annual adoption of priorities. Items will be presented to the board and opportunity will be given for public comment. The board will then close the public hearing, ask any questions, deliberate and take action.

Pinellas Planning Council

Forward Pinellas staff will present the items, then any of the Applicant Local Government(s) desiring to do so may address their item(s). Once these reports are given, proponents of any of the proposals will be permitted to speak, then opponents, and finally any other citizens who wish to comment or ask questions on any of the proposals. The board will then hear rebuttal by the applicant as necessary, and a staff response or summary. The board members will ask any questions and then will close the public hearing. The board will then deliberate and take action.