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Tampa Councilman hosting Tele-Town Hall to discuss needs of people with disabilities during pandemic

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Posted at 12:21 AM, Apr 06, 2020

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa City Councilman Luis Viera will hold a tele-town hall Monday, April 6 to help those with disabilities.

It is an important topic for Viera, whose 49-year-old brother has an intellectual disability.

Viera says it is important to focus on caregivers and families caring for those with disabilities during the pandemic.

"This is just different organizations coming together to tell these families that you matter," explains Viera. "We love you and we're there for you and have your back and that's what this is all about."

The tele-town hall runs from 4 to 5 p.m.

Along with Viera, Hillsborough County school board member Steve Cona, Tampa ADA coordinator Raquel Pancho, Executive Director at the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at USF Dr. Beth Boone and many others will be on the call.

To joing in on the Tele-Town Hall, you are asked to RSVP to Brannon.JordanLazo@TampaGov.net or you can email Viera himself with questions to Luis.Viera@Tampagov.net.