How to participate in the Aug 14 City Council meeting on the proposed emergency shelter

On Monday August 14, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. the Florence City Council will hold a special meeting in person at the Florence Events Center, located at 715 Quince Street. The purpose of this meeting is for the City Council to consider input on the Florence Emergency Cold Weather Shelter (FECWS) Group’s proposal for an Emergency Shelter. 

The view their proposal, visit Interested citizens may listen and view the meeting through the ‘GoToWebinar’ platform

For access to a link to the meeting, visit the City of Florence website at 

Meetings are also shown live on Cable Channel 191 and online at

The Florence City Council meeting agenda and meeting materials are published on the Thursday afternoon the week preceding the meeting. To be notified when the agenda and meeting materials are available, please subscribe to the City Council meeting email distribution list at

Those wishing to express their views to the City Council on this matter may do so in the following ways:

  1. Written Testimony: Written testimony can be submitted by:
  2. Email to the City Recorder at [email protected];
  3. Mail to Florence City Hall, Attn: City Council, 250 Hwy 101, Florence, OR 97439
  4. Drop Off at the City of Florence drop box located at Florence City Hall (250 Hwy 101) to the right of the main entrance.

Note: Written comments received at least 2 hours prior to the meeting (August 14, 2023 at 3:30 p.m.), that concern a public hearing or action item on the agenda, or are designated as comments to be provided for the meeting, will be distributed to the City Council, posted to the City of Florence website, and made part of the record.

  1. Verbal Testimony: Citizens may provide verbal comments at the meeting on public hearing items and action items in person or via the GotoWebinar platform. To do so, please complete a speaker’s card at least one hour prior to the start of the meeting (August 14, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.). Speaker’s cards are available online at or by contacting City Recorder Lindsey White at 541-997-3437.

For more information on the City of Florence’s Public Meeting Policies, visit the City of Florence website at 

For details regarding the upcoming City Council meeting, please contact City Recorder Lindsey White at 541-997-3437 or via email at [email protected].