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GOOD MORNING, EVERYBODY, AND WELCOME TO OUR WORKSHOP, OUR FIRST WORKSHOP IN A REALLY LONG TIME.

HAPPY NEW YEAR.

IT IS JANUARY 11TH.

IT IS NINE THIRTY IN THE MORNING.

CITY CLERK, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

AT THIS TIME, I'D LIKE TO ASK EVERYBODY TO STAND AND THE COMMISSIONER PLACKO WILL LEAD US IN THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

[1. Real Estate/Economic Development Update]

WE'RE GOING TO REAL ESTATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

IT'S AN UPDATE, PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION BY LORI FUNDERWHITE OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER AND KENNETH KRASNOW, VICE CHAIRMAN OF COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL.

MR. CITY MANAGER, WILL YOU PLEASE START US OFF? EVERYONE WHO IS NOT BE SPEAKING, IF YOU COULD PLEASE MUTE YOURSELF, THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

THANK YOU.

MADAM MAYOR THERE YOU ARE.

GOOD.

YES, I'M SORRY, I MISSED YOUR INITIAL INSTRUCTIONS.

I WASN'T SURE IF YOU WERE WAITING FOR ME OR NOT.

I'M SORRY ABOUT THAT.

YOU'RE ALL FAMILIAR WITH FAMILIAR WITH THE RULES FOR VIRTUAL MEETINGS.

THIS IS JUST A WORKSHOP.

THERE AREN'T GOING TO BE ANY DECISIONS MADE THIS MORNING.

DISCUSSION OPPORTUNITY FOR THE COMMISSION TO TALK ABOUT HERE FROM US AND FROM COLLIERS ABOUT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND THE OUTLOOK FOR TWENTY, TWENTY ONE.

AND THEN AFTER WE CONCLUDE WITH COLLIERS, WE WILL HAVE A DISCUSSION, A BRIEF DISCUSSION, BUT A BRIEF DISCUSSION AND UPDATE FROM CHIEF SAYLES ON THE STATUS OF VACCINATIONS AND THINGS AND WHAT'S GOING ON, PARTICULARLY FROM THE STATE DOWN TO THE LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS AND HOW WE'RE GOING TO BE MOVING FORWARD WITH THIS VACCINE ROLLOUT.

SO JUST TO GET US STARTED, AS WE ALL KNOW COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL, PARTICULARLY DEVELOPMENT IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC, BOTH WITH THE MARKETING OF CITY OWNED PROPERTY AND ALSO CERTAINLY AVAILABLE PROPERTIES IN OUR COMMUNITY AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO BRING BUSINESSES TO OUR COMMUNITY FROM THEIR CLIENTS, CERTAINLY FROM AROUND THE COUNTY AND FROM AROUND THE STATE.

AND SO WE WANTED TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY THIS MORNING TO GIVE YOU GUYS AN UPDATE AND SHARE WITH YOU WHERE WE'RE HEADED FOR TWENTY, TWENTY ONE.

AND WITH THAT, MADAM MAYOR, I'D LIKE TO GIVE THE FLOOR TO LORI FUNDERWHITE, WHO'S GOT AN INTRO IN TERMS OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY AND INTRODUCTION AGAIN FOR COLLIERS.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

I'LL TURN THE FLOOR OVER TO LORI.

THANK YOU.

GOOD MORNING, EVERYBODY.

I HAVE A PRESENTATION PREPARED FOR YOU THIS MORNING.

LEVENT IS GOING TO PULL THAT UP FOR US, IF YOU WOULD, PLEASE.

THANK YOU.

SO AGAIN, GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE.

GOOD MORNING, MAYOR, VICE MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS, FOR THE RECORD, LORI FUNDERWHITE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER AND BEFORE OUR MAIN SPEAKER, AS MIKE INDICATED, FROM I FIRST REALLY JUST WANTED TO GIVE YOU SPEND A FEW MINUTES BRIEFLY SHARING WITH YOU AN UPDATE ON OUR TAMRAC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.

I LOOKED BACK TO LAST YEAR WHEN I GAVE MY ANNUAL ECONOMIC UPDATE TO THE COMMISSION AND WORKSHOP, WHICH WAS AT THE END OF FEBRUARY TWENTY TWENTY.

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IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN OUR LAST WORKSHOP ACTUALLY LAST YEAR.

AND LITTLE DID WE KNOW THEN THAT PRETTY MUCH ALL OF THE PLANS AND PROGRAMS THAT WE HAD DISCUSSED AT THAT WORKSHOP MEETING WOULD WITHIN A MATTER OF DAYS FROM THAT POINT, HAVE TO BE COMPLETELY SET ASIDE TO DEAL WITH AN ECONOMIC CRISIS, WHICH RIGHTLY SO SHIFTED NEARLY ALL OF OUR EFFORTS TOWARD HELPING SMALL BUSINESSES.

OUT OF NECESSITY, WE QUICKLY MOVED INTO A BUSINESS RETENTION AND ECONOMIC CRISIS AND RECOVERY MODE.

AND I KNOW YOU ALL PARTICIPATED IN THESE SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE EFFORTS THROUGHOUT THE LAST YEAR OR SO.

I'LL BE BRIEF HERE, BUT I JUST WANTED TO QUICKLY RECAP SOME OF THE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST YEAR.

OVERALL, OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PROVIDED NEARLY FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND TOWARD SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE IN TAMRAC.

FUNDING, WHICH, AS YOU KNOW, WE RECEIVED THROUGH THE COUNTY AND THE FEDERAL CARES ACT.

WITH THOSE RESOURCES, WE LAUNCHED A SMALL BUSINESS RECOVERY ECONOMIC RECOVERY CAMPAIGN CALLED TAMRAC TOGETHER SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS AND TOGETHER IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CHAMBER AND MANY OTHERS.

WE RAN SEVERAL CAMPAIGNS THROUGHOUT LAST YEAR AS PART OF THIS INITIATIVE.

OVER LAST SUMMER, WE REACHED OUT AND VISITED EACH OF OUR BUSINESSES.

PROVIDING THEM WITH TAMARAC TOGETHER, TOTE BAGS PACKED WITH INFORMATION ON SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES AND SHOP LOCAL WINDOW DECALS TO DISPLAY.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE, LEVENT.

WE SURVEYED OUR SMALL BUSINESSES AND LEARNED THE NUMBER ONE WAY THEY WANTED US TO HELP THEM WAS TO PROMOTE THEM TO RESIDENTS, LETTING THEM KNOW THEY'RE OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

SO WE DOUBLE DOWN ON THOSE EFFORTS.

WE PLACED OUR TAMARAC TOGETHER SHOP LOCAL SIGNAGE AROUND TOWN ON LARGE SIGNS AND COMMERCIAL CORRIDORS, ON RETAIL, PLAZA YARD SIGNS AND BUS BENCHES.

WE ADVERTISE THIS CAMPAIGN WE HEAVILY PROMOTED SHOP, LOCAL AND OUR SMALL BUSINESSES ACROSS ALL OF OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS, ESPECIALLY OUR RESTAURANTS, BUT ALSO OTHER BUSINESSES, ALL IN AN EFFORT TO ENCOURAGE OUR RESIDENTS TO BE SAFE BUT TO PLEASE SHOP LOCAL AND SUPPORT OUR LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES TO HELP THEM STAY AFLOAT.

AND THIS IS AN ONGOING MESSAGING EFFORT THAT WE'RE CONTINUING INTO TWENTY, TWENTY ONE AS WE'RE CERTAINLY STILL MOVING INTO AN ECONOMIC RECOVERY MODE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

WE ALSO LEADING INTO THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON, AGAIN PARTNERED WITH OUR CHAMBER, TAMARAC NORTH LAUDERDALE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, TO HOST OUTDOOR EVENTS AT OUR RETAIL PLAZAS AROUND TOWN DURING THE LAST 10 DAYS OF NOVEMBER.

TO INCENTIVIZE SHOPPING LOCAL.

WE DID A GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY PROGRAM FOR SHOWING RECEIPTS FROM SHOPPING AT LOCAL BUSINESSES.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND TO HELP OUR RESTAURANTS AND RESIDENTS IN NEED, WE DID A MASSIVE GIFT CARDS, RESTAURANT GIFT CARD SPEND AT OUR SMALL INDEPENDENT RESTAURANTS AROUND TAMARAC BUYING THIRTY SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS IN LOCAL RESTAURANT GIFT CARDS AND THEN GIVING THEM AWAY TO TAMARAC RESIDENTS AND FAMILIES IN NEED.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AM I SUPPOSED TO BE SEEING THE YEAH, YES, YOU SHOULD.

IS ANYONE ELSE SEEING IT? I'M NOT SEEING IT.

IT IS BEING SEEN.

VICE MAYOR, WE WILL ASK IT TO ASSIST YOU, OK? I'M ALL RIGHT.

YOU GOT IT NOW? PLEASE PROCEED.

SO I'LL CONTINUE TO FURTHER PROMOTE OUR RESTAURANTS, WE CREATED AN ONLINE RESTAURANT GUIDE FOR TAMARAC SMALL INDEPENDENT RESTAURANTS, WHICH IS AN INTERACTIVE MAP THAT FEATURES SPECIALS AND DISCOUNTS OFFERED BY RESTAURANTS ONLY THROUGH THIS PROGRAM.

WE DID A SOCIAL MEDIA BLAST DURING THE HOLIDAYS, ENCOURAGING BUYING GIFT CARDS FROM RESTAURANTS AS LAST MINUTE GIFTS.

AND THIS RESTAURANT GUIDE PROMOTION CAMPAIGN WILL CONTINUE INTO TWENTY TWENTY ONE AS PART OF OUR SAVOR THE FLAVORS TAMARAC INITIATIVE TO PROMOTE OUR GREAT ARRAY OF SMALL INDEPENDENT RESTAURANTS AND DIVERSE CUISINES.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

WE ALSO LAUNCHED THE TAMARAC SMALL BUSINESS STABILIZATION GRANT PROGRAM AND PROVIDED TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY THOUSAND DOLLARS IN SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS TO HELP TWENTY SIX OF OUR STRUGGLING SMALL BUSINESSES THAT THEY COULD PUT TOWARD THEIR EXPENSES, SUCH AS BUSINESS RENT AND SALARIES.

WE PROMOTED THE EMERGENCY MEASURES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PUT IN PLACE TO RELAX SMALL BUSINESS REGULATIONS ON COMMERCIAL SIGNAGE AND OUTDOOR DINING FOR RESTAURANTS.

ALSO WITH THE PIO, WE HEAVILY PROMOTED THE COUNTY'S SMALL BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM AND OTHER FEDERAL PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

WE DEVELOPED A COVID-19 SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCE GUIDE, WHICH WE PROMOTED

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HEAVILY ONLINE AND IN PRINT.

AND THERE'S MORE.

THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2020, WHICH, AS YOU CAN SEE, WAS REALLY ALL ABOUT HELPING OUR SMALL BUSINESSES.

SO WHEN I LOOK BACK AT THE TAMARAC TOGETHER CAMPAIGN THAT WE DEVELOPED EARLIER LAST YEAR, I REALLY HAD NO WAY OF KNOWING, WE HAD NO WAY OF KNOWING THE EXTENT TO WHICH I THINK THAT SENTIMENT PLAYED OUT.

AS THE YEAR ROLLED ON.

IT WAS WORKING TOGETHER WITH COLLEAGUES ACROSS ALL DEPARTMENTS OF THE CITY, WITH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES AND CHAMBERS ACROSS THE REGION.

IT WAS DEFINITELY WORKING TOGETHER WITH OUR OWN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ALL YEAR LONG AND WORKING TOGETHER WITH THIS COMMISSION.

EVERYBODY, I THINK, REALLY STEPPED UP TO DO EVERYTHING WE COULD TO HELP OUR SMALL BUSINESSES SURVIVE IN AN UNPRECEDENTED YEAR, AND THIS REALLY HAS BEEN AN EFFORT WE'VE WORKED THROUGH TOGETHER, AND I KNOW WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO AS WE MOVE FORWARD INTO TWENTY TWENTY ONE.

AS WE KNOW, WE'RE CERTAINLY NOT OUT OF THE WOODS YET IN TERMS OF THE ECONOMIC CRISIS, BUT WE ARE IN THE NEW YEAR, WITH I THINK SIGNS OF HOPE AS VACCINATIONS ARE BEING DEPLOYED.

AND WE HAVE A NEW FEDERAL AID PACKAGE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES STARTING TODAY AND ROLLING OUT THIS WEEK THROUGH THE SBA, WHICH WILL CERTAINLY GET THE WORD OUT TO OUR SMALL BUSINESSES TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THOSE RESOURCES.

I THINK ALL OF THESE THINGS POINT TO POSITIVE SIGNS FOR OUR ECONOMIC RECOVERY MOVING FORWARD THIS YEAR IN EARNEST.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

I'M HAPPY TO REPORT THAT EVEN IN A VERY DIFFICULT YEAR, WE HAD MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED NEW BUSINESS LICENSES ISSUED IN TAMARAC LAST YEAR.

SURPRISINGLY, NEW RESTAURANTS OPENED IN TAMARAC, SUCH AS FUSION GRILL, SWEET REALITIES, CUPCAKES, MRS. SWEETWATERS, ANOTHER ROB'S BAGLELAND AND MIDNIGHT COOKIES ALL OPENED LAST YEAR JUST TO NAME A FEW.

WE HAD BEAUTIFUL NEW GROCERY STORES OPEN IN TAMARAC, INCLUDING TAPATIA SUPERMARKET, QUINCE SUPERMARKET AND MI CAMPO FARMER'S MARKET.

AND WE HAD A NEW HEADQUARTERS OPENED LAST SPRING.

AS WE'VE DISCUSSED, WILLIAM R.

NASH HEADQUARTERS, A MAJOR HEADQUARTERS EXPANSION WITH SONNY'S CAR WASH.

AND OF COURSE, OUR CITY FURNITURE HEADQUARTERS ALSO ADDED HUNDREDS OF NEW JOBS IN TAMARAC NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO LOOKING TO THE NEW YEAR AHEAD WE'LL CONTINUE, CERTAINLY OUR SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE EFFORTS.

WE'LL CONTINUE PROMOTING OUR INDEPENDENT RESTAURANTS WITH SOME ITERATION OF OUR SAVOR THE FLAVORS TAMARAC CAMPAIGN.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

I THINK WE'LL HAVE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY THIS YEAR TO REALLY DOUBLE DOWN AND FOCUS AGAIN ON A COUPLE OF PRIMARY KEY AREAS IN OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM THAT ARE PART OF OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC PLAN, THE FIRST ONE OF WHICH IS A RENEWED FOCUS ON OUR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES IN PARTNERSHIP, OF COURSE, WITH BROWARD COLLEGE AND OTHERS, CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESIDENTS TO ADVANCE THEIR SKILLS, TRAINING AND CAREERS AND TO HELP CREATE AN EVEN BROADER PIPELINE OF SKILLED TALENT FOR OUR BUSINESSES.

I'M ALREADY ACTUALLY IN TALKS WITH OUR BROWARD COLLEGE ABOUT OUR TWENTY TWENTY ONE PROGRAMING AND PLANNING EFFORTS, AND WE'LL BE ANNOUNCING A FACEBOOK LIVE SESSION SOON THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE TO OUR RESIDENTS TO DISCUSS SOME OF THE TWENTY TWENTY ONE OPPORTUNITIES.

CERTAINLY CREATING PROSPERITY IN OUR COMMUNITY IS A BASIC TENET OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PROVIDING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FOR CAREER ADVANCEMENT IS A KEY STRATEGY.

AND I WANTED TO MENTION, TOO, I THINK TAMARAC IS ON THE RIGHT TRACK.

IN FACT, THE MOST RECENT CENSUS, FIVE YEAR SURVEY ESTIMATES THAT JUST CAME OUT THIS PAST DECEMBER SHOWED THAT TAMARAC AREA MEDIAN INCOME OR AMI HAS INCREASED BY THIRTEEN POINT ONE PERCENT OVER THE PREVIOUS FIVE YEAR PERIOD, AND OUR POPULATION GREW BY FIVE POINT FOUR PERCENT.

AND THIS POSITIVE TRAJECTORY IS REALLY GOING TO HELP US AS WE WORK TO BRING NEW INVESTMENT INTO TAMARAC, BOTH BUSINESSES AND DEVELOPMENT.

WHICH BRINGS ME TO MY SECOND AREA OF RENEWED FOCUS FOR THIS YEAR WITH OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, OUR REDEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS.

SO AS WE ALL KNOW, THE PANDEMIC COMPLETELY UPENDED THE REAL ESTATE MARKET.

IN THE SHIFTING LANDSCAPE, OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT EFFORTS WILL ARISE.

WHICH IS WHY WE'VE INVITED COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL TO JOIN US TODAY TO SET THE STAGE FOR COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARE EMERGING AND TO TALK SPECIFICALLY ABOUT TAMARAC POTENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES.

AS YOU ALL KNOW, DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT, ESPECIALLY WITH OUR RETAIL PLAZAS, IS A HUGE COMPONENT OF OUR TAMARAC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC PLAN.

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AND THE TIMING, I THINK, IS RIGHT NOW TO MOVE FORWARD WITH GETTING OUR INCENTIVE PROGRAM IN PLACE, WHICH WE'RE RETOOLING NOW, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT SOME OF THESE MARKET SHIFTS.

AND I'M PLANNING TO BRING THIS TO YOU FOR REVIEW AT A FUTURE MEETING THIS SPRING.

WE'LL ALSO MOVE HEAVILY INTO THE MARKET THIS YEAR WITH OUTREACH TO POTENTIAL INVESTORS AND WITH INCREASED PROMOTION OF TAMARAC, SIGNIFICANT OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT.

ALONG THOSE LINES, IF WE'RE ABLE TO LATER THIS SUMMER, WE'LL PLAN TO GO BACK IN MASS, IF WE CAN, WITH A BIG TAMARAC PRESENCE AT THE HUGE ICSE RETAIL TRADE SHOW IN ORLANDO TO MEET WITH NATIONAL RETAILERS AND RESTAURATEURS, AS WELL AS COMMERCIAL DEVELOPERS AND INVESTORS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

WHICH BRINGS ME TO OUR MAIN EVENT FOR THIS MORNING, TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT THE SOUTH FLORIDA COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE LANDSCAPE AND OUR FORECAST FOR TWENTY TWENTY ONE AND HOW WE CAN FACTOR THIS INTO OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES.

AND TAMARAC, WE ARE WORKING, AS MIKE MENTIONED, WITH KEN AND HIS TEAM AT COLLIERS RIGHT NOW TO MARKET FOR SALE AND COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT OR CITIZEN PARCEL OF LAND ON UNIVERSITY RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE NEW FIRE STATION.

THIRTY SIX, HOPEFULLY LATER THIS YEAR, WILL BRING A NEW COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT PROPOSAL AND SALE LAND SALE FOR YOU TO CONSIDER A PROJECT TO FURTHER HELP REVITALIZE OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL DISTRICT REDEVELOPMENT AREA.

SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, I WILL TURN THIS OVER TO OUR MAIN SPEAKER FOR TODAY, KEN KRASNOW, VICE CHAIRMAN OF COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL.

GOOD MORNIN.

WELCOME.

GOOD MORNING.

GOOD MORNING.

AND OUR SCREEN IS NOW BEING SHARED? YES, IT IS.

YOU CAN ALL SEE IT.

YES, WE CAN.

GREAT.

OK, WELL, THANK YOU.

GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE.

HAPPY NEW YEAR.

EXCITED TO BE WITH YOU THIS MORNING.

MAYOR, VICE MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS.

JUST AGAIN, BY WAY OF BACKGROUND.

SO MY NAME IS KEN KRASNOW.

I THINK I'VE MET A NUMBER OF YOU OVER THE COUPLE OF YEARS THAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH MIKE AND KATHLEEN AND LORI AND MAXINE, YOU HAVE A GREAT TEAM THERE AT TAMARAC.

AND SO WE ARE EXCITED TO BE AN EXTENSION OF THAT TEAM.

AND HOPEFULLY YOU WILL TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY.

AS MIKE OUTLINED, THIS IS A WORKSHOP.

HOPEFULLY WE'LL KEEP IT INTERACTIVE.

WE DO HAVE A NUMBER OF SLIDES.

WE ARE GOING TO GIVE YOU AN OVERVIEW OF THE MARKET TO PUT IN CONTEXT, YOU KNOW, WHERE THE MARKET IS MOVING SO THAT YOU'RE READY TO ACT ON THE YOU KNOW, THE SIGNIFICANT OPPORTUNITIES, AS LORI MENTIONED, THAT ARE GOING TO BE BROUGHT FORTH TO YOU IN TWENTY TWENTY ONE.

SO, AGAIN, WE'RE AN EXTENSION OF YOUR TEAM, SO PLEASE, PLEASE FEEL FREE.

AND AGAIN, YOU KNOW, THIS NEW ZOOM WORLD IS MAKING THESE MEETINGS A LITTLE BIT UNORTHODOX, BUT I THINK WE'RE ALL GETTING USED TO IT.

BUT HOPEFULLY WE CAN HAVE A INTERACTIVE EXCHANGE HERE.

SO WITH THAT BEING SAID, THE AGENDA FOR THIS MORNING IS FAIRLY STRAIGHTFORWARD.

I'M JUST GOING TO GIVE YOU A QUICK LITTLE YOU KNOW, I KNOW THERE'S SOME NEW COMMISSIONERS.

CONGRATULATIONS.

AND I WOULD LIKE TO JUST GIVE A QUICK LITTLE OVERVIEW OF WHO WE ARE.

YOU KNOW, OUR TEAM THAT WORKS WITH ME, BUT THEN MORE IMPORTANTLY, REALLY DIVE INTO THE MARKET.

GIVE YOU A PERSPECTIVE OF HOW COVID AND HOW THE MARKET HAS BEEN UPENDED BY ALL OF THE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS.

AND THEN I THINK WHERE WE'LL REALLY GET INTO AN INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION IS SOME SPECIFIC OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE SEE IN FRONT OF US FOR TAMARAC, YOU KNOW, IN PARTICULAR.

SO COLLIERS, AS I THINK AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW, IT'S A GLOBAL ORGANIZATION.

AND AS YOU CAN SEE, YOU KNOW, WE'RE IN 68 COUNTRIES.

YOU KNOW, WE HAVE 17000 EMPLOYEES.

YOU KNOW, ALL OF THESE NUMBERS ARE JUST, YOU KNOW, NUMBERS.

BUT IN CONTEXT, THE WORLD TODAY IS MORE INCREASINGLY BEING DRIVEN BY DATA AND BY TRENDS.

AND SO, FOR INSTANCE, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A HUGE, AS YOU CAN SEE ON THAT MAP, A HUGE PRESENCE IN CHINA.

AND WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO SEE SOME OF THE TRENDS KIND OF POST COVID.

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AND AS OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD HAVE MOVED INTO THE, YOU KNOW, THE NEW REALITIES OF THIS POST COVID ENVIRONMENT, IT'S A REALLY IMPORTANT TREND DYNAMIC.

AND WE BRING ALL OF THESE TRENDS AND ALL OF THESE DATA TO THE SPECIFIC SITUATIONS THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT HERE IN TAMARAC.

SO, AGAIN, IT'S IMPORTANT TO, YOU KNOW, TO UNDERSTAND SOME CONTEXT NEXT.

WE, AS LORI MAY HAVE MENTIONED OR AS MIKE MENTIONED, YOU KNOW, SO WE'VE BUILT A SPECIALIZED PRACTICE HERE WITH WORKING WITH MUNICIPALITIES VERY SIMILAR TO YOURSELF.

AND AS YOU CAN SEE HERE, YOU KNOW, WE'RE PRETTY MUCH ALL OVER THE STATE OF FLORIDA, BIG CITIES, SMALL CITIES, BIG COUNTIES.

AND AGAIN, I THINK ALL IN THE NAME OF TRYING TO FURTHER THE GOALS OF SPECIFIC MUNICIPALITIES, HOW TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT TO DRIVE AND DRIVE DEVELOPMENT, TO DRIVE JOB GROWTH.

EVERY MUNICIPALITY IS DIFFERENT.

EVERYBODY BRINGS DIFFERENT DYNAMICS TO THE TABLE.

BUT AGAIN, IT'S IMPORTANT TO SORT OF SEE A LOT OF WHAT WE'RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT HERE TODAY ARE PRACTICES AND AREAS THAT SOME OF YOUR OTHER, YOU KNOW, COUNTERPARTS ACROSS THE STATE ARE WORKING TOWARDS WITH A GOOD MEASURE OF SUCCESS.

SO WE'RE REALLY BRINGING A KIND OF A PUBLIC PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT AS AN EXTENSION OF MIKE AND KATHLEEN.

AND I THINK I FIRST MET KATHLEEN A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO AT ICS, I KNOW LORI MENTIONED THAT.

BUT, YOU KNOW, WHAT WE DO IS REALLY IS ADD KIND OF ROCKET FUEL TO THE YOU KNOW, TO THE SHIP THAT YOU'VE ALREADY BUILT.

YOU'VE GOT A GREAT TEAM, BUT WITH OUR GLOBAL PLATFORM AND SO ON AND SO FORTH, WE'RE ABLE TO BRING, YOU KNOW, THE MESSAGE AND THE EXCITEMENT OF TAMARAC TO A LARGER COMMUNITY.

NEXT.

THERE WE GO, AND SO THE TEAM, SOME OF THEM ARE ON THE CALL WITH US HERE TODAY.

SO BROOKE BERKOWITZ AND I ARE THE PRIMARY POINTS OF CONTACT.

WE GENERALLY MANAGE ALL OF THESE MUNICIPAL ACCOUNTS ON THE LEFT OR RIGHT I CAN'T KNOW WHERE THE SCREEN IS, IS OUR IS OUR RESEARCH AND DATA TEAM.

AND AGAIN, REALLY CRITICALLY IMPORTANT FOR SOME OF THE INFORMATION THAT WE'RE GOING TO SHARE WITH YOU HERE TODAY, AS WELL AS OUR MARKETING AND GIS AS YOU'RE PROBABLY, YOU KNOW, VERY WELL AWARE.

YOU KNOW, PICTURE TELLS A THOUSAND STORIES AND MAPS AND PHOTOS AND REALLY CREATIVE EXCITEMENT IS THE WAY THAT YOU GET YOUR MESSAGE OUT ACROSS.

AND THEN DEPENDING ON WHAT THE OPPORTUNITY IS, WE BROUGHT IN, YOU KNOW, THREE SPECIFIC EXPERTS TO SUPPLEMENT OUR TEAM.

AS YOU CAN SEE THERE, STEVE IS AN INDUSTRIAL EXPERT WHO'S BEEN IN THE INDUSTRIAL MARKET FOR 30 YEARS.

WE'LL TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT LATER.

SABRINA IS IN OUR RETAIL SECTOR.

AND AGAIN, ALL OF THE CHANGES THAT WE'LL TALK ABOUT A LITTLE BIT LATER IN THE RETAIL SECTOR AND BASTIAN IS PART OF OUR INVESTMENTS.

LORI TALKED ABOUT CREATING INVESTMENT IN REDEVELOPMENT OF A NUMBER OF THE OPPORTUNITIES.

SO THE WAY OUR TEAM IS STRUCTURED, YOU KNOW, BROOKE AND I HELP HANDLE ALL OF THE PROCUREMENT AND SO ON AND SO FORTH, AND THEN BRING IN OUR TEAM OF DATA AND MARKETING AND AREA SPECIALISTS THAT REALLY ADD, AGAIN, A LOT OF CAPABILITY AND RESOURCES TO YOUR TEAM.

SO WE ARE AN EXTENSION OF YOUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TEAM.

NEXT.

OK, QUICK LITTLE OVERVIEW OF THE MARKET, AND I THINK, YO KNOW, SOME OF THIS IS OBVIOUS TO EVERYONE HERE, BUT OBVIOUSLY, YOU KNOW WHAT WE'VE BEEN DEALING WITH, BOTH MEDICALLY, ECONOMICALLY, FINANCIALLY, CIVICALLY, YOU KNOW, UNREST HAS REALLY CREATED A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF DISRUPTION IN OUR COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE MARKET.

AND WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO AS WE GO THROUGH THIS IS REALLY BRING YOU THROUGH EACH OF I WILL CALL THEM THE MAJOR FOOD GROUPS.

SO WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE OFFICE MARKET, THE RETAIL MARKET, THE INDUSTRIAL MARKET, THE HOSPITALITY MARKETS, BECAUSE, AGAIN, EACH OF THESE AREAS COVID, YOU KNOW, THE ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY, THE UNEMPLOYMENT, THE YOU KNOW, THE PROTESTS AND SO ON AND SO FORTH.

AND OBVIOUSLY THE YOU KNOW, WITH EVERYTHING THAT I DON'T THINK ANYBODY COULD HAVE

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EXPECTED FROM LAST WEEK AGAIN ALL OF THIS DISRUPTION HAS HAD A TREMENDOUS EFFECT ON THE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE MARKET.

AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO FOCUS ON HERE TODAY.

AGAIN, YOU'VE PROBABLY HEARD PEOPLE SAY THIS WHEN WE FIRST GOT INTO THE PANDEMIC.

YOU KNOW, PEOPLE WERE TALKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, TWO YEARS OF TRANSFORMATION IN TWO MONTHS AND A LOT OF THESE TRENDS.

AND I FOCUSED ON THREE HERE IN PARTICULAR, YOU KNOW, KIND OF E-COMMERCE AND DISTRIBUTION OFFICE AND RETAIL HAVE BEEN TRENDS THAT HAD BEEN KIND OF PERCOLATING FOR A WHILE.

THEN THE PANDEMIC HIT AND THE ACCELERATION HAS JUST MADE MADE THINGS THAT HAVE PROBABLY WERE GOING TO TAKE, YOU KNOW, YEARS TO ACTUALLY BECOME REALIZED TRUE, YOU KNOW, AS WE SIT HERE TODAY.

SO DISTRIBUTION, E-COMMERCE ON DEMAND SHOPPING, YOU KNOW, THAT WORLD HAS COMPLETELY CHANGED THE WAY PEOPLE ARE SHOPPING AND THE EXPECTATIONS FOR DELIVERY AND SO ON AND SO FORTH.

THE OFFICE MARKET, YOU KNOW, ZOOM THAT WE'RE DOING, YOU KNOW, HERE TODAY, PEOPLE NOT WORKING, YOU KNOW, IN THE OFFICE, REMOTE WORKING, SO ON AND SO FORTH.

THERE'S AN ASPECT OF THAT THAT COMPANIES HAVE BEEN TRYING TO EXPERIMENT WITH FOR YEARS.

THIS WAS A FORCED, QUOTE UNQUOTE, EXPERIMENT.

PEOPLE HAVE NOW REALIZED WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN'T.

AND THEN RETAIL, WHICH IS, YOU KNOW, PRETTY MUCH SOME OF THE OBVIOUS.

I MEAN, WE'VE SEEN THE BANKRUPTCIES AND THE STORE CLOSINGS AND YOU SAW SOME OF THE IMPACT FROM THE INTERNET AND HOW IT'S AFFECTED THE RETAIL MARKET.

BUT AGAIN, THIS HAS BEEN A COMPLETE ACCELERATION OF THAT TREND AND HAS WIPED OUT MANY OF THE YOU KNOW, THE MAIN BRANDS THAT WE'VE COME TO KNOW, OVER THE YEARS.

SO, AGAIN, COVID HAS ACCELERATED SOME OF THE TRENDS THAT HAD ALREADY BEEN IN THE WORKS, BUT ARE NOW PERMANENTLY SORT OF TRANSFIXED INTO OUR NEW WORLD OF REALITY.

OK.

OK, SO A LITTLE BIT OF KIND OF WHAT ALL OF THAT MEANS AS WE LOOK, YOU KNOW, INTO THE VARIOUS MARKET SECTORS, THIS IS KIND OF A, YOU KNOW, A DYNAMIC THAT WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOR THE LAST FEW YEARS.

YOU KNOW, TWO MAIN DRIVERS KIND OF AFFECTED OUR COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE MARKET, POPULATION GROWTH AND EMPLOYMENT GROWTH RATE.

MORE PEOPLE THAT ARE MOVING HERE, MORE COMPANIES THAT ARE HIRING AND SO ON AND SO FORTH HAVE EFFECTS ACROSS THE WIDE SPECTRUM OF OUR REAL ESTATE MARKET.

OBVIOUSLY, YOU KNOW, COVID HAS HAD A DRAMATIC IMPACT ON BOTH OF THESE SECTORS.

YOU KNOW, PEOPLE AREN'T MOVING AROUND AS MUCH.

AND OBVIOUSLY, YOU KNOW, WE ALL KNOW THAT, YOU KNOW, THE DEVASTATING IMPACTS THAT COVID HAS TAKEN ON SOME OF THE CORE DYNAMICS OF OUR MARKET SPECIFICALLY AND, YOU KNOW, THE TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MARKET AS WELL.

SO, YOU KNOW, THESE ARE TWO AREAS THAT WE PAY EXTREME ATTENTION TO.

AND I'M GOING TO GET INTO SOME OF THE TRENDS AS WE TALK ABOUT EACH OF THESE SECTORS.

BUT AS YOU CAN SEE THERE, YOU KNOW, THERE IS STILL A STRONG FORECAST FOR POPULATION GROWTH.

AND AS WE START TO WORK THROUGH VACCINES AND SO ON AND SO FORTH, THE EXPECTATIONS ARE THAT AS LONG AS THERE CONTINUES TO BE SOME STIMULUS IN THE ECONOMY AND I THINK THE ELECTION HAS FURTHER CEMENTED THAT.

SO THAT'S GENERALLY POSITIVE NEWS TO KEEP SOME OF THE EMPLOYMENT NUMBERS, YOU KNOW, RELATIVELY STABLE.

ALTHOUGH IT IS STILL TRAGIC FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

WE'RE VERY, YOU KNOW, HYPER FOCUSED ON THESE TWO AREAS IN PARTICULAR BECAUSE THEY HAVE EFFECT ON EACH OF THE SECTORS OF THE MARKET.

NEXT.

I'M GOING TO START WITH A LITTLE BIT OF OUR MULTI-FAMILY MARKET.

SO WHAT I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF SLIDES IS A SECTION OF KIND OF THE BASIC STATISTICS, YOU KNOW, VACANCY, RENT, RENT GROWTH, ABSORPTION, THINGS THAT ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

AND THEN WE'LL TALK ABOUT SOME TRENDS THAT ARE, YOU KNOW, THAT ARE TAKING PLACE IN EACH OF THESE SECTORS.

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SO AS YOU CAN SEE THERE, YOU KNOW, THE MULTI-FAMILY MARKET CONTINUES TO PERFORM EXTREMELY WELL IN SPITE OF ALL THE, YOU KNOW, THE CHALLENGES THAT THE PANDEMIC HAS BROUGHT.

THAT BEING SAID, WE DO THINK THAT AS SOME OF THE STIMULUS WEARS OFF AND AS SOME OF THE MOVEMENT AND PEOPLE ARE ABLE AND SOME OF THE POLICIES ARE SORT OF PUT BACK INTO EFFECT, WE DO EXPECT THAT THERE IS GOING TO BE SOME CHALLENGE TO SPECIFICALLY SOME OF THE, YOU KNOW, THE B AND THE C MULTI-FAMILY MARKET.

BUT THE A MARKET, YOU KNOW, THE NEW TO MARKET ACTIVITY HAS CONTINUED TO BE STRONG.

AND WE EXPECT THAT THAT'S GOING TO BE, YOU KNOW, STRONG AS WE GO INTO NEXT YEAR.

SOME OF THE TRENDS THAT WE'RE SEEING, YOU KNOW, IN THE MULTIFAMILY SPACE THAT I DO THINK HAVE SOME IMPACT ON TAMARAC IN PARTICULAR, I WOULD SAY, YOU KNOW, THE SUBURBAN SHIFT, WE ARE DEFINITELY STARTING TO SEE SPECIFICALLY FROM SOME OF THE MAJOR METROS AROUND THE COUNTRY, PEOPLE THAT ARE MOVING OUT OF KIND OF CALL IT THE, YOU KNOW, THE BIG CITIES.

AND THEY'RE LOOKING FOR, YOU KNOW, MORE SPACE.

PEOPLE ARE ARE WORKING, YOU KNOW, MORE FROM HOME AND ARE GENERALLY NOT ABLE TO DO THE KIND OF WORK THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO DO IN CRAMPED QUARTERS.

SO WE DO THINK THAT AND THEN POPULATION GROWTH, AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, ONCE MOVEMENT STARTS KIND OF COMING BACK AND AGAIN, VACCINES START ROLLING OUT, WE'RE PROBABLY LOOKING, YOU KNOW, SECOND HALF OF THIS YEAR.

BUT AS PEOPLE START MOVING AROUND AGAIN, THE AMOUNT OF ACTIVITY THAT WE'VE BEEN SEEING FROM THE NORTHEAST AND EVEN FROM PARTS OF CALIFORNIA, WHICH PRE PANDEMIC WE REALLY HADN'T SEEN BEFORE, BUT THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE NOW AND I'LL TOUCH ON THIS A LITTLE BIT IN THE OFFICE SECTION, BUT ARE NOW ABLE TO KIND OF WORK FROM ANYWHERE, ARE BEING ABLE TO CHOOSE LOCATIONS.

AND SOUTH FLORIDA IN PARTICULAR IS BENEFITING FROM IT AND WILL BENEFIT.

ONCE AGAIN, MOVEMENT KIND OF GETS A LITTLE BIT EAST OF THIS STRONG, YOU KNOW, KIND OF POPULATION GROWTH, SO SPECIFICALLY THAT HAS, YOU KNOW, AN IMPACT IN THE MULTIFAMILY SECTOR.

AFFORDABILITY.

YOU KNOW, I THINK EVERY EVERYBODY IS RIGHTFULLY FOCUSED ON TRYING TO CREATE MORE AFFORDABLE MEANS OF RESIDENCES.

AND I THINK, YOU KNOW, THIS IS THE YEAR WHERE, YOU KNOW, SOME OF THE INCOME DISPARITIES AND SO ON AND SO FORTH HAVE REALLY BEEN BROUGHT INTO FOCUS.

AND MANY COMMUNITIES LIKE YOURSELVES ARE GOING TO BE, YOU KNOW, HYPER FOCUSED ON CREATING.

AND AGAIN, THE AFFORDABILITY SPECTRUM IS WIDE AND IT MEANS A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS TO A LOT OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE.

YOU KNOW, YOU CAN GO FROM, YOU KNOW, SECTION EIGHT HOUSING TO, YOU KNOW, WORKFORCE HOUSING, YOU KNOW, KIND OF EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN.

BUT GENERALLY SPEAKING, THERE'S GOING TO BE A STRONG DYNAMIC TO CREATE NEW FORMS OF, QUOTE UNQUOTE, AFFORDABLE, HOUSING.

A COUPLE OF OTHER BIG PICTURE TRENDS THERE.

YOU KNOW, WE HAD SEEN A REAL SPIKE IN CONSTRUCTION PRICING OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS AS THE MARKET YOU KNOW, THERE IS GOING TO BE A LITTLE BIT OF A PAUSE IN SOME OF THE NEW DEVELOPMENT.

SO THAT WILL HAVE A MARGINAL EFFECT ON SOME CONSTRUCTION PRICING.

AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, WE DO EXPECT AS MOVEMENT STARTS TO, YOU KNOW, OPEN UP AS PEOPLE ARE FORTUNATELY OR UNFORTUNATELY GOING TO BE DEALING WITH, YOU KNOW, STIMULUS, WEARING OFF SOME OF THE B AND THE C MULTIFAMILY.

WE DO THINK THAT OCCUPANCY RATES WILL START TO TREND, YOU KNOW, START TO TREND DOWNWARD.

AND THEN AGAIN, LAST BUT NOT LEAST, AS LORI MENTIONED, THE AMOUNT OF INVESTOR DEMAND, YOU KNOW, THE AMOUNT OF CAPITAL THAT WANTS TO DEVELOP INTO THE MULTIFAMILY SPACE, INTO THE MIXED USE MULTIFAMILY SPACE IS INCREASING AND IS EXTREMELY, EXTREMELY STRONG.

AND WE DON'T SEE THAT SLOWING DOWN ANYTIME SOON.

NEXT.

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INTERESTING DYNAMIC HERE.

I'M GOING TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE OFFICE MARKET, AS YOU CAN SEE, YOU KNOW, TAMARAC IS NOT A BIG OFFICE MARKET.

NO SURPRISE TO PROBABLY A LOT OF THE PEOPLE ON THIS CALL.

THAT BEING SAID, AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, A LOT OF THIS NEW DYNAMIC WITH REGARDS TO WORK FROM HOME, WORK FROM KIND OF ANYWHERE IS CREATING A NEW AND YOU'VE PROBABLY HEARD THESE TERMS IF YOU'VE LISTENED TO THESE KNOW, YOU'VE HEARD OF THIS HUB AND SPOKE MODEL OR AN OFFICE THAT'S GOING TO BE MORE, YOU KNOW, KIND OF DECENTRALIZED AND NOT EVERYBODY'S GOING TO GO INTO THE DOWNTOWN MIAMI OR THE DOWNTOWN FORT LAUDERDALE.

BUT THERE WILL BE MORE OF A DISPERSED WORKFORCE.

AND YOU'VE GOT, YOU KNOW, STRONG LABOR WORKFORCE THAT MAY WANT TO WORK FROM HOME.

YOU KNOW, A DAY, A WEEK MAY WANT TO GO INTO A PRODUCTIVE ENVIRONMENT WHERE THEY CAN ESCAPE, YOU KNOW, THE KIDS AND THE BUT THEY DON'T NECESSARILY HAVE TO COMMUTE TO, YOU KNOW, THE OFFICE.

SO WE DO THINK AND THIS IS ON THE TREND SLIDE.

SO THE OFFICE MARKET, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE STATISTICS, HAS REALLY BEEN STUCK IN KIND OF NEUTRAL FOR MOST OF 2020.

MOST OF THE OFFICE DECISIONS ARE LONG TERM IN NATURE.

A LOT OF COMPANIES ARE LOCKED INTO LONG TERM LEASES AND THEY'RE REALLY STILL IN THE WHAT I WOULD CALL THE EVALUATION PHASE OF FIGURING OUT WHAT THEIR COMPANY IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE, WHAT THEIR WORKFORCE IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE, HOW PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE WORKING IN THE FUTURE.

SO A LOT OF THE DYNAMICS WITH REGARDS TO THE STATISTICS REALLY HAVEN'T MOVED IN 2020.

WE THINK AS 2021, 2022.

AS THE MARKET STARTS TO STARTS TO MOVE, YOU KNOW, WE'LL START TO SEE KIND OF SOME OF THE WINNERS AND LOSERS IN THE OFFICE MARKET REALLY EMERGE.

WE THINK TAMARAC HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO BENEFIT FROM THAT AND ACTUALLY BE A WINNER AND POTENTIALLY CREATE SOME NEW OFFICE ENVIRONMENTS AND SOME NEW OFFICE ALTERNATIVES.

BECAUSE AS YOU CAN SEE HERE, YOU KNOW, IT'S THIS GEOGRAPHICAL DISBURSEMENT IS REAL.

COMPANIES ARE REALLY TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW DO WE KEEP OUR PEOPLE HAPPY.

AND PEOPLE LIKE WORKING FROM HOME, THEY DON'T MAYBE LIKE WORKING FROM HOME FIVE DAYS A WEEK.

BUT THERE'S A CERTAIN DYNAMIC OF THE WORKING FROM HOME AND A FLEXIBLE WORK ENVIRONMENT THAT PEOPLE LIKE AND EMPLOYERS ARE COGNIZANT OF THAT THEY'VE GOT TO ADJUST TO THAT.

SAME THING WITH FLIGHT TO QUALITY.

SO ON THE ONE HAND, WE HAVE A MARKET.

YOU KNOW, TAMARAC DOESN'T HAVE A LOT OF NEW, YOU KNOW, KIND OF CLASSIC OFFICE SPACE.

BUT THE WAY THE NEW SPACE IS BEING DESIGNED WITH SAFETY MEASURES, WITH WELLNESS MEASURES, WITH NOT TOUCHING THE ELEVATOR BUTTONS AND, YOU KNOW, AND SO ON AND SO FORTH REALLY MAKES RETROFITTING ALL THIS DIFFICULT, MAKES CREATING NEW OFFICE SOMEWHAT, YOU KNOW, EASIER TO DO.

SO THERE'S SOMEWHAT OF AN ADVANTAGE TO KIND OF CREATING NEW SPACE VERSUS TRYING TO RETROFIT.

SO THERE'S A LOT OF INTERESTING DYNAMICS IN THE OFFICE MARKET THAT WE THINK ARE GOING TO BE PLAYING OUT.

AS WE TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT SOME OF THE DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES, YOU KNOW, THE WORD MIXED USE WILL REALLY TAKE ON A LOT OF DIFFERENT DYNAMICS AND MIXED WILL REALLY MEAN A MIX.

YOU'LL HAVE MAYBE SOME MULTIFAMILY YOU'LL HAVE SOME OFFICE.

YOU'LL HAVE SOME RETAIL, MEDICAL, YOU KNOW, THE WORD MIXED IS REALLY GOING TO BE DYNAMIC.

BUT WE DO THINK THAT OFFICE IN PARTICULAR HAS SOME INTERESTING APPEALS TO DO WITH MARKETS, YOU KNOW, LIKE TAMARAC THAT ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO THE, YOU KNOW, QUOTE UNQUOTE, THE MAIN DOWNTOWN CBD'S, BUT YET CONVENIENT ENOUGH FOR THE EMPLOYEES THAT LIVE IN TAMARAC THAT DON'T HAVE TO NECESSARILY COMMUTE INTO THE OFFICE FIVE DAYS A WEEK.

NEXT, WE TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE INDUSTRIAL MARKET.

SO, AGAIN, JUST BY WAY OF CONTEXT, THE TWO MAIN SORT OF MARKET BABIES THAT EVERYBODY LOVES IN THE PRE COVID AND SPECIFICALLY IN THE POST COVID MARKET IS MULTIFAMILY AND INDUSTRIAL, YOU KNOW, FOR OBVIOUS REASONS, AS YOU CAN SPECIFICALLY HERE IN SOUTH FLORIDA, LAND IS SCARCE, WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF LAND,

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YOU KNOW, TO DEVELOP.

E-COMMERCE IS IS HERE TO STAY.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF THESE COMPANIES NEED FACILITIES FROM WHICH THEY CAN DISTRIBUTE GOODS SO THAT WHEN YOU DON'T GET YOUR AMAZON DELIVERY IN TWO HOURS, PEOPLE AREN'T FREAKING OUT.

BUT THAT'S WHAT PEOPLE HAVE COME TO EXPECT NOW.

AND SO THESE DISTRIBUTION FACILITIES HAVE GOT TO BE, YOU KNOW, DISPERSED AND SET UP IN AN AREA THAT CAN BECOME A REALITY BECAUSE IN REALITY, THAT IS REALITY.

PEOPLE ARE EXPECTING THOSE KIND OF ON-DEMAND SERVICES.

SO THE INDUSTRIAL MARKET HAS BEEN ONE OF THE TOP AND I'M TALKING IN BROWARD IN PARTICULAR.

BUT SOUTH FLORIDA IN GENERAL HAS BEEN ONE OF THE TOP THREE TO FIVE INDUSTRIAL MARKETS IN THE COUNTRY, AGAIN, PRIMARILY BECAUSE WE'VE GOT A STRONG POPULATION GROWTH AND EFFECTIVELY WE'VE GOT THE EVERGLADES AND THE OCEAN AND WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF LAND.

THAT IS SO LAND PRICING, RENT GROWTH AND SO ON AND SO FORTH.

AND YOU SEE VACANCIES.

VACANCIES ARE ONLY, YOU KNOW, 10 PERCENT OF ACROSS THE COUNTY IS PRIMARILY BECAUSE THAT SECOND BULLET THERE WERE BUILDING AS MUCH SPACE AS BROWARD CAN DEVELOP IN LAND.

YOU KNOW, THEY'RE BUILDING AS BASICALLY AS FAST AS IT'S BEING BUILT.

IT'S BEING LEASED AND BEING ABSORBED.

SO NEXT IS SOME OF THE TRENDS THAT I JUST TALKED ABOUT, E-COMMERCE.

AND, YOU KNOW, AMAZON CERTAINLY STARTED THE TREND, BUT THEY ARE NOT ALONE.

AND EVERYBODY, YOU KNOW, EVERY RETAILER, YOU KNOW, SUPERMARKET, YOU KNOW, YOU NAME IT HAS KIND OF FOLLOWED THAT LEAD IN TERMS OF OF BEING, YOU KNOW, BEING THAT KIND OF, YOU KNOW, ON DEMAND, YOU KNOW, DELIVERY.

I TALKED ABOUT LAST MILE LOGISTICS.

YOU KNOW, IT DOESN'T DO A HOME DEPOT ANY GOOD TO HAVE A FACILITY AT THE MIAMI AIRPORT.

IF, YOU KNOW, MIKE NEEDS A NEW HAMMER DELIVERED IN TWO HOURS, IT'S JUST NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

SO LAST MILE LOGISTICS AND THE SPREADING OUT OF THE DISTRIBUTION IS A DYNAMIC THAT IS HERE TO STAY.

AND AGAIN, CREATES A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF INDUSTRIAL DEMAND ALL OVER, YOU KNOW, ALL OVER THE MARKET.

WE'LL TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT AS WE GO INTO SOME OF THE SPECIFIC OPPORTUNITIES.

NEXT.

SO WE SAVED THE WORST FOR LAST.

WE TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE RETAIL MARKET.

SO, AGAIN, NONE, OF WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE TRENDS AND YOU LOOK AT THE NUMBERS, YOU KNOW, IT'S STILL HAVING AN EFFECT OF SOME OF THE DISRUPTION THAT AND SOME OF THE, YOU KNOW, THE BANKRUPTCIES AND THE STORE CLOSINGS AND THE, YOU KNOW, THE ACCELERATION OF THE E-COMMERCE AND HOW THAT'S, YOU KNOW, DRAMATICALLY AFFECTED THE RETAIL MARKETS.

IT'S BEEN BUOYED A LITTLE BIT BY THE FACT THAT WE STILL OVER EVEN IN SPITE OF THE PRE PANDEMIC AND SO ON AND SO FORTH, YOU KNOW, WE STILL HAD FAIRLY AMOUNT A DECENT AMOUNT OF POPULATION GROWTH SAVE FOR REALLY THE SUMMER PERIOD WHEN, WE WERE THE THE MARKET WAS FAIRLY STRONG IN THE SPRING AND HAS BEEN EQUALLY AS STRONG KIND OF, YOU KNOW, IN THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS.

YOU KNOW CALL IT 60, 90 DAYS IN TERMS OF AND I'LL TALK ABOUT THIS AS WE WALK INTO THE TRENDS BECAUSE, THE RENT GROWTH HAS STILL CONTINUED TO BE STRONG IN SPITE OF ALL THE CHALLENGES.

AGAIN, PRIMARILY THIS IS DRIVEN BY POPULATION GROWTH.

AND WHEN WE TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITIES LATER ON, YOU KNOW, YOU'VE HEARD THE SAYING AND I'M SURE, YOU KNOW, RETAIL FOLLOWS ROOFTOPS.

RIGHT.

SO WHEN PEOPLE ARE MOVING AND MOVING HERE AND POPULATION GROWTH IS CONTINUING TO BE A DRIVER THERE IS A RETAIL MARKET.

WE ARE UNIQUE.

YOU KNOW, I WOULDN'T BE HAVING THE SAME CONVERSATION IN CERTAIN PARTS OF THE MIDWEST OR OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY.

BUT BECAUSE OF THE STRONG POPULATION GROWTH, LAND GROWTH HAS BEEN STRONG, VACANCIES HAVE RELATIVELY BEEN KEPT IN CHECK.

BUT WE'LL TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT SOME OF THE REDEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES.

A LITTLE BIT LATER ON NEXT.

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GO AHEAD.

THANK YOU.

PLEASE PROCEED.

THANK YOU.

OK.

AND AGAIN, THIS JUST GIVES YOU A LITTLE SNAPSHOT OF SOME OF THE RETAILERS THAT HAVE OBVIOUSLY BEEN STRUGGLING.

YOU KNOW, SO THIS IS AT A NUMBER OF THE CENTERS THAT WE MANAGE AND LEASE ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND YOU CAN SEE, YOU KNOW, WHERE, YOU KNOW, RENT COLLECTIONS ARE AND WHERE THE REAL DISRUPTION AND DAMAGE IS.

AND ULTIMATELY, YOU KNOW, THESE ARE ALL AREAS WHERE YOU'VE GOT TO BE PHYSICALLY IN PERSON.

AND OBVIOUSLY THAT'S BEEN, YOU KNOW, BEEN MOST IMPACTED.

WE LOOK AT SOME OF THE TRENDS IN THE RETAIL, AND I THINK THIS IS REALLY WHERE THERE'S OPPORTUNITY AND SOMETHING FOR, YOU KNOW FOR TAMARAC, WHICH CREATES A REAL INTERESTING OPPORTUNITY.

SO AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, YOU KNOW, E-COMMERCE IS HERE TO STAY.

IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE YOU GOING AND DOING BUSINESS WITH A STORE THAT DOESN'T HAVE SOME KIND OF E-COMMERCE PLATFORM.

PEOPLE ARE EXPECTING TO USE THE INTERNET AS PART OF THEIR SHOPPING ROUTINE.

AND INCREASINGLY AND YOU'VE HEARD THIS TERM, I'M SURE, YOU KNOW, OMNI CHANNEL, WHERE IT'S REALLY GOT TO BE SEAMLESS BETWEEN YOUR KIND OF YOUR ONLINE EXPERIENCE AND YOUR WALK-IN EXPERIENCE.

YOU KNOW, YOU WALK INTO A STORE, YOU LOOK AT SOMETHING ON THE SHELF.

OH, THAT'S GOOD.

I'LL TAKE THAT.

SO ON AND SO FORTH.

IT'S A FAIRLY EASY AND SEAMLESS TRANSACTION.

PEOPLE NOW EXPECT THAT WITH EVERY RETAILER.

AND THE OTHER TREND THAT WE'RE WE'RE SEEING IS WHAT WE'RE SEEING AND CALLING THESE MICRO FULFILLMENT CENTERS.

SO ALMOST GONE ARE THE DAYS WHERE, YOU KNOW, YOU'RE GOING TO WALK INTO A GAP OR SOME OTHER CLOTHING STORE AND THERE'LL BE ROWS AND SHELVES OF JEANS AND SO ON AND SO FORTH.

INCREASINGLY, THESE STORES ARE GOING TO BE BUILT AROUND ALMOST LIKE A SHOWROOM CONCEPT.

YOU KNOW, WHERE YOU GO IN AND YOU SEE SOMETHING, YOU KNOW, WHETHER IT'S THROUGH AUGMENTED REALITY OR, YOU KNOW, A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT, YOU KNOW, VEHICLES, YOU SEE SOMETHING, YOU LIKE SOMETHING.

BUT THEN YOU MAY GO AND COMPLETE YOUR PURCHASE ONLINE AND THEN IT GETS DELIVERED THROUGH THESE VARIOUS E-COMMERCE PLATFORMS THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT WE TALKED ABOUT.

SO THE LOOK AND THE FEEL OF A NUMBER OF RETAIL CENTERS IS CHANGING.

SOME OF, YOU KNOW, AS YOU SEE SOME OF THE LOGOS THERE ON THE BOTTOM.

YOU KNOW SOME OF THESE CONCEPTS ARE GOING TO PURE, YOU KNOW, DELIVERY, ONLY LIKE YOU CAN'T GO INTO SOME OF THESE WHOLE FOODS OR CHIPOTLE'S OR WHATEVER IT IS AND BUY ANYTHING ANYMORE.

YOU CAN GO IN THERE AND ORDER, BUT YOU CAN'T BUY YOU KNOW, YOU CAN'T BUY ANYTHING.

SO THAT BRINGS US TO THE AREA WHERE, YOU KNOW, RETAIL HAS GOT TO GO THROUGH A COMPLETE KIND OF TRANSFORMATION.

THE OLD MODEL OF THESE KIND OF TRIED AND TRUE, YOU KNOW, PLAZA CENTERS HAS GOT TO BE RETHOUGHT AGAIN FOR MIXED USE, FOR CREATING MORE OPEN SPACE, FOR CREATING, YOU KNOW, PICK UP, DROP OFF.

YOU KNOW, YOU BUY SOMETHING, YOU WANT TO RETURN IT.

YOU JUST WANT TO DROP IT OFF AT THE CURB.

ALL OF THE, YOU KNOW, KIND OF THE RECONFIGURING OF HOW PEOPLE ARE SHOPPING, PARKING, EVERYTHING HAS GOT TO BE KIND OF, YOU KNOW, RETHOUGHT.

AND THAT'S WHERE THERE'S REAL OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK AT SOME OF THE OLDER, TIRED, DARE I SAY, ANTIQUATED OR OBSOLETE RETAIL CENTERS AND COMPLETELY KIND OF REIMAGINE THEM FOR ALL OF THE DYNAMICS THAT ARE TAKING SHAPE, YOU KNOW, IN THE RETAIL MARKET.

NEXT.

AND THEN AGAIN, LAST BUT NOT LEAST, BUT THE HOSPITALITY MARKET HAS JUST BEEN

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OBVIOUSLY, YOU KNOW, DECIMATED.

OUR BEST KIND OF GUESS IS YOU KNOW YOU'RE PROBABLY LOOKING AT RETURNS TO KIND OF 2018, 2019 METRICS IN PROBABLY 2024.

SO, YOU KNOW, YOU'RE LOOKING AT A, YOU KNOW, SOLID, YOU KNOW, TWO TO THREE YEARS.

THAT BEING SAID, THERE IS, YOU KNOW, SOME THOUGHT OF NEW DEVELOPMENT IN AND AROUND THE HOSPITALITY SECTOR, SOME OF IT WILL BE IN THE HOTELS THAT DON'T MAKE IT AND ARE ABLE TO WITHSTAND THESE NEXT TWO TO THREE YEARS OF PAIN AND DISRUPTION, SOME OF IT WILL BE DEVELOPED AND REDEVELOPED INTO SOME OF THESE NEW MIXED USE CONCEPTS THAT I TALKED ABOUT, BECAUSE, AGAIN, THE HOSPITALITY EXPERIENCE, YOU KNOW, NO KEY CHECK IN.

NO CHECK IN PERIOD.

YOU KNOW, YOU GET A YOU KNOW, A CODE ON YOUR PHONE.

YOU GO RIGHT TO YOUR ROOM.

I MEAN, ALL OF THOSE KIND OF DYNAMICS IN THE HOSPITALITY MARKET FOR MORE, YOU KNOW, FOR BETTER OR WORSE ARE GOING TO BE WITH US TO STAY.

SO SOME OF THESE FACILITIES ARE JUST GOING TO BE DEEMED OBSOLETE AND OR, YOU KNOW, ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO WITHSTAND THE, YOU KNOW, THE DYNAMIC OF THE MARKET OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS.

SO THE HOSPITALITY MARKET OF ALL OF THIS AND THE SECTORS THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT WE FOLLOW, OBVIOUSLY, HE'S GOT KIND OF THE LONGEST ROAD BACK AGAIN, RETAIL PEOPLE THINK OF IN THE SAME VEIN AS HOSPITALITY IN TERMS OF BEING CHALLENGED OR STRUGGLE.

BUT THERE ARE IN EVERY RECESSIONARY, EVERY TRANSFORMATIONAL PERIOD THAT YOU COME THROUGH THE RETAIL MARKET.

I MEAN, THERE WERE CERTAIN, YOU KNOW, ALLBIRDS OR WARBY PARKER, ALL THESE THINGS THAT PEOPLE DIDN'T KNOW OF FIVE OR 10 YEARS AGO ARE NOW MOVING INTO THE RETAIL SPACE.

SO AS MUCH AS THERE'S, YOU KNOW, PAIN AND DISRUPTION IN THE RETAIL SPACE, THERE'S ALSO A LOT OF NEW TRENDS AND NEW CONCEPTS AND NEW IDEAS THAT ARE ROLLING OUT THAT ARE LOOKING TO MOVE INTO THAT SECTOR.

HOSPITALITY IS PROBABLY BEHIND THAT JUST BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT IT'S GOING TO BE A NUMBER OF YEARS, SPECIFICALLY WITH REGARDS TO, YOU KNOW, BUSINESS TRAVEL AND ANY SIZABLE.

SO THERE'S GOING TO BE AND MOST OF THIS WILL WRAP AROUND THE FINANCING.

SO AS MUCH AS, YOU KNOW, AN EXTENDED STAY HOTEL MIGHT BE ABLE TO SURVIVE, THE FACT THAT THE MARKET IN TOTALITY IS EXPERIENCING REAL PAIN AND DISRUPTION AND BANKRUPTCIES AND SO ON AND SO FORTH BECOMES, YOU KNOW, BUILDING AND FINANCING HOTELS THAT MUCH HARDER TO DO OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS.

SO IT'S GOING TO CONTINUE TO BE A VERY CHALLENGING SEGMENT.

SO.

WHERE ARE WE, YOU KNOW, IN OUR MARKET.

YOU KNOW, WE WERE IN A PERIOD WHERE, YOU KNOW, THROUGH COVID WITH THE UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS AND SO ON AND SO FORTH, YOU KNOW, THAT WE WERE CERTAINLY IN A RECESSIONARY TYPE PERIODS OF NEGATIVE GROWTH AND SO ON AND SO FORTH.

SO AS YOU SEE THERE, THERE'S A NUMBER OF AREAS THAT, YOU KNOW, WE'RE OBVIOUSLY PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION TO.

BUT AS YOU CAN SEE, THAT KIND OF DOTTED YELLOW LINE, WE KNOW WE'RE VERY CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC AS WE SEE SOME OF THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL THAT WE ARE GOING TO BE MOVING INTO A RECOVERY PHASE IN 2021 AND PICKING UP STEAM AS THE YEAR GOES ON.

OBVIOUSLY, FIRST AND FOREMOST IS, YOU KNOW, ARE WE GOING TO GET CONTROL OF THIS VIRUS AND VACCINE ROLLOUTS AND SO ON AND SO FORTH? I'M CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC THAT THERE IS THAT LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL.

I TALKED ABOUT IN MIGRATION THE AMOUNT OF BUSINESSES, NOT JUST PEOPLE, BUT BUSINESSES THAT ARE SERIOUSLY LOOKING AT MAKING A MOVE INTO OUR REGION IS EXPONENTIALLY GROWING BY THE DAY.

SO THAT OBVIOUSLY HAS A DRAMATIC EFFECT ON OUR MARKET.

ON THE FLIP SIDE, ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE, YOU KNOW, TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY AND ALL OF THE PEOPLE THAT LIVE AND WORK IN OUR COMMUNITIES THAT ARE AFFECTED BY, YOU KNOW, THE NEGATIVE EFFECT OF THAT, THAT'S GOING TO CONTINUE TO BE A CHALLENGE.

I TALKED ABOUT RETAIL CLOSURES.

IT'S ALMOST LIKE YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT IT AS A YOU KNOW, IT'S A DOUBLE EDGED SWORD.

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THERE ARE SOME CLOSURES AND BANKRUPTCIES AND DISRUPTIONS, BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF NEW, EXCITING CONCEPTS, PLANS THAT ARE LOOKING TO, YOU KNOW, TO CAPITALIZE AND MOVE INTO THE, YOU KNOW, THE PHYSICAL, YOU KNOW, KIND OF BRICK AND MORTAR SPACE.

I TALKED ABOUT E-COMMERCE.

AND AGAIN, THIS IS MORE OF A BIGGER PICTURE.

YOU KNOW, PROPERTIES LIKE IF YOU SEE CRANES UP, IF YOU SEE PROPERTIES THAT ARE IN KIND OF MID CONSTRUCTION MODE, THERE MIGHT BE SOME CHALLENGES IN THAT AREA IN PARTICULAR.

BUT GENERALLY SPEAKING, WE'RE NOT LOOKING FOR A LOT OF DISTRESS.

YOU KNOW, THERE'S A LOT OF CAPITAL ON THE SIDELINES THAT THINKS THERE'S GOING TO BE LIKE THIS BROAD BASED KIND OF ECONOMIC DISTRESS ENVIRONMENT THAT THEY'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO GO INTO.

WE THINK IT'S GOING TO BE PRETTY LIMITED IN KIND OF THE NEW DEVELOPMENT STAGE.

I TALKED ABOUT THE SUBURBAN FLIGHT.

WE THINK IT'S A REALLY STRONG DYNAMIC FOR OUR MARKET.

AND THEN THIS IS MORE OF A BIG PICTURE, SOUTH FLORIDA PERSPECTIVE, BUT THAT MOVING PEOPLE AROUND.

SO INFRASTRUCTURE AND EDUCATION ARE TWO CRITICALLY IMPORTANT PARTS OF THE PUZZLE THAT WE'RE GOING TO NEED TO REALLY ADDRESS IF WE WANT TO ACCOMMODATE ALL THESE NEW BUSINESSES AND PEOPLE AND EVERYTHING THAT ARE, YOU KNOW, THAT WANT TO MOVE TO OUR MARKET.

SO I THINK THAT'S.

AND THEN AGAIN, WHERE SOME OF THE TRENDS THAT WE THINK ARE KIND OF WITH US THAT ARE EXCITING, THAT, YOU KNOW, AGAIN, GIVE AREAS LIKE TAMARAC SOME REAL OPPORTUNITIES.

YOU KNOW, I THINK PEOPLE HAVE REALLY EMBRACED, AS LORI TALKED ABOUT A LITTLE BIT EARLIER, YOU KNOW, THE LOCAL BUSINESS AND SUPPORTING COMMUNITY ORIENTED BUSINESSES.

THAT BEING SAID, THAT'S EASIER SAID THAN DONE.

YOU KNOW STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS AND SUSTAINING A SMALL BUSINESS THROUGH CHALLENGING TIMES.

I TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT, YOU KNOW, MORE EQUITABLE AND INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES.

I THINK PEOPLE REALLY UNFORTUNATELY, YOU KNOW, IT TOOK A CRISIS AND IT TOOK SOME TRAGIC EVENTS FOR PEOPLE TO REALLY UNDERSTAND SOME OF THE INEQUITIES IN OUR SOCIETY.

AND MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE EMBRACING OF WAYS TO FIX IT.

SO THAT GOES TOWARDS HOUSING AND ALL OF THE THINGS THAT AND SUPPORTING, AGAIN, GOING BACK TO THAT KIND OF SMALL BUSINESSES.

OUTDOOR SPACE, I THINK MOST PEOPLE, AGAIN, TOOK SOME OF THE OUTDOOR SPACE PUBLIC SPACES FOR GRANTED, BUT MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE DRIVEN TOWARDS AREAS, DEVELOPMENTS AND SO ON AND SO FORTH, THAT ADAPT AND THAT, YOU KNOW, EMPHASIZE, YOU KNOW, OPEN SPACE.

SO THAT'S SOMETHING, AGAIN, IS, I THINK, A POSITIVE TREND THAT BODES WELL FOR US BECAUSE WE'RE OBVIOUSLY, YOU KNOW, ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OPEN SPACE PRETTY MUCH ALL YEAR ROUND, WHEREAS, YOU KNOW, AS MUCH AS SOME OF THE OTHER REGIONS OF THE COUNTRY WANT TO DO IT, SOMETIMES IT'S JUST NOT, YOU KNOW, FEASIBLE OR PHYSICALLY POSSIBLE.

AND THEN, YOU KNOW, SUSTAINABLE.

AND AGAIN, I THINK EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS THE URGENT CRISIS THAT WE'RE FACING IN CLIMATE CHANGE.

SO, AGAIN, THE ABILITY TO BUILD AND REDEVELOP WITH A MORE WITH A GOAL TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE ENERGY EFFICIENCY, SO ON AND SO FORTH, I THINK IS SOMETHING THAT MORE AND MORE COMPANIES ARE COMING TO APPRECIATE AND INVESTORS ARE KIND OF PUTTING KIND OF THEIR MONEY WHERE THEIR MOUTH IS AND REALLY EMBRACING THAT.

SO THESE ARE SOME OF THE, YOU KNOW, THE BIG PICTURE TRENDS THAT ARE AHEAD OF US.

AND THE REASON, YOU KNOW, I THOUGHT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO KIND OF GIVE YOU ALL OF THESE CONTEXT IS BECAUSE AS WE GO INTO THE NEXT PART OF THE PRESENTATION AND WE TALK ABOUT, YOU KNOW, SPECIFICALLY WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR, YOU KNOW, FOR TAMARAC? YOU AS AS LEADERS OF THE COMMUNITY NEED TO SORT OF THINK AND PROCESS ABOUT ALL OF THESE NEW INNOVATIONS AND NEW USES AND SO ON AND SO FORTH.

AND THINK I DON'T WANT TO SAY OUT OF THE BOX, BECAUSE THE BOX IS EFFECTIVELY BROKEN ALREADY.

BUT ALL OF THESE NEW TRENDS ARE KIND OF HERE.

THEY'RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE.

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AND SO AS WE LOOK AT SOME OF THE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE AREAS FOR TAMARAC TO, YOU KNOW, TO GROW, TO DO IT IN A SMART WAY, TO DO IT IN A SUSTAINABLE WAY, ALL OF THESE MARKET FUNDAMENTALS ARE IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO CONSIDER BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE, YOU KNOW, THAT'S WHERE THE BUSINESS, THE END USERS, THE RESTAURANTS, THE LAW FIRMS, THAT'S WHERE THEY'RE GOING AND THINKING.

AND THAT'S WHERE THE INVESTORS WHO ARE LOOKING TO BUILD AND DEVELOP, YOU KNOW, INTO COMMUNITIES, YOU KNOW, ARE BUILDING TOWARDS BECAUSE AGAIN, THAT'S WHERE THE YOU KNOW, THAT'S WHERE THE USER COMMUNITY IS MOVING.

SO.

WITH THAT, I DID WANT TO JUST TOUCH ON A COUPLE OF OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE SEE AND WANTED TO AGAIN HOPEFULLY ELICIT SOME SPIRITED FEEDBACK.

BUT, YOU KNOW, THIS IS OBVIOUSLY LORI'S MAP THAT YOU'RE ALL VERY FAMILIAR WITH.

YOU KNOW, WE SEE, OPPORTUNITIES IN THE MIDDLE OF WORKING ON SO A SITE, YOU KNOW, IN THAT MEDICAL MILE AREA.

SO WE'LL TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT, WHERE THE KIND OF THE HEALTH CARE MARKET IS MOVING AND THEN, YOU KNOW, KIND OF I'LL CALL IT YOUR CENTRAL KIND OF RETAIL CORRIDOR THERE, YOU KNOW, PINE ISLAND, YOU KNOW, MCNAB COMMERCIAL, ETC.. AND THEN AS WE GO FURTHER WEST, THE INDUSTRIAL MARKET THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT WE TALKED ABOUT.

SO THERE'S THIS KIND OF FOUR THEMES ALONG THE LINES OF, YOU KNOW, YOUR PARTICULAR MARKET AND YOUR PARTICULAR, WHERE WE SEE SOME OPPORTUNITIES.

AND AGAIN, TAKE INTO CONTEXT ALL OF THE AREAS THAT WE JUST TALKED ABOUT, BOTH IN THE RETAIL, IN THE INDUSTRIAL AND IN THE OFFICE MARKET, SO ON AND SO FORTH.

OK, SO FIRST, AS LORI MENTIONED, WE ARE HONORED TO BE REPRESENTING YOU NOW.

AND WE'RE IN THE MARKET WITH THE SITE IN FRONT OF THE FIRE STATION.

WE'RE GETTING A LOT OF GOOD INTEREST, AGAIN, PRIMARILY BECAUSE THERE'S A GOOD STORY TO BE TOLD IN TAMARAC.

WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THE, USES.

WE THINK, YOU KNOW, IT'S A BROAD RANGE OF USES, SOME, YOU KNOW, MEDICAL, RETAIL, MIXED USE IN THE CONTEXT.

SO WE PUT THAT OUT AND AGAIN, WE PUT THIS OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC.

BUT IT JUST SHOWS YOU THAT TAMARAC HAS GOT A GOOD STORY THAT PEOPLE ARE RESPONSIVE AND RECEPTIVE TO.

SO OUR BIDS ARE DUE.

SO, YOU KNOW, WE WILL SEE YOU AGAIN AS WE GET CLOSER.

BUT GENERALLY SPEAKING, WE THINK THERE'S OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND WILL, OF THE RETAIL AND THE MEDICAL MARKET, YOU KNOW, AND, MORE AND MORE OPPORTUNITIES AND IN THE MERGER OF TECHNOLOGY AS WELL.

SO, YOU KNOW, YOU'RE SEEING THE CONVERGENCE OF TECHNOLOGY, RETAIL, YOU KNOW, AND HEALTH CARE.

SO WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THIS CORRIDOR IN PARTICULAR.

SO THAT'S JUST KIND OF ONE AREA OF OPPORTUNITY WITHIN THE CITY THAT WE THINK HAS GOT, YOU KNOW, AGAIN, SORT OF A FUTURE LOOKING ASPECT TO IT.

NEXT, WE TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE INDUSTRIAL MARKET, AS I MENTIONED BEFORE.

SO YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE NEW FACILITY THAT'S DELIVERING, YOU KNOW, KIND OF ANY DAY NOW.

AND AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, AS FAST AS THESE FACILITIES ARE BEING BUILT, THEY'RE BEING LEASED.

AND YOURS IS NO EXCEPTION.

WHAT I DID WANT TO, YOU KNOW, KIND OF BRING TO YOUR ATTENTION IS YOU'VE GOT SOME PUBLIC FACILITIES PUBLIC THAT'S ABOUT A 10 ACRE SITE THERE OVER ON STATE STREET WHERE SOME OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK AT CREATING SOME EFFICIENCIES WITHIN YOUR

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PUBLIC SPACE AND HOW YOU UTILIZE SOME OF THE OPERATIONS THAT SUPPORT THE CITY OUT OF THERE AND YET CAPITALIZE ON SOME OF THE, DARE I SAY, INSATIABLE DEMAND THAT THERE IS FOR, YOU KNOW, E-COMMERCE AND THE FACILITIES.

YOU KNOW, LIKE THE CHALLENGE, THOUGH, IS, AS YOU CAN SEE, THAT PIECE IN THE RED IS IT'S ABOUT THREE AND A HALF ACRES.

AND THE OTHER PIECE, ABOUT SIX AND A HALF ACRES WITH INDUSTRIAL AND E-COMMERCE AND SO ON AND SO FORTH.

IT'S KIND OF THE BIGGER THE BETTER.

SO THAT'S YOU KNOW, THAT'S SOMETHING REALLY WORTH CONSIDERING AND DISCUSSING, YOU KNOW, WE'VE TOUCHED ON THIS WITH MIKE AND KATHLEEN AND THERE'S AGAIN, THE AMOUNT OF OPPORTUNITY, THE AMOUNT OF DEMAND IN THE INDUSTRIAL MARKET.

YOU SEE WHAT'S GOING ON IN THAT CORRIDOR, EVEN THAT GETTING A LOT OF ATTENTION.

IT'S GOT SOME REAL INTERESTING, YOU KNOW, USERS LOOKING AT THAT FACILITY.

SO THE INDUSTRIAL ZONE.

WE'VE LOST YOU, MR. KRASNOW, WE'VE LOST YOUR VOLUME, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU.

THERE YOU ARE.

CAN YOU HEAR ME.

NOW WE CAN, THANK YOU.

PLEASE REPEAT.

CREATE OPPORTUNITIES WE'RE HAVING TROUBLE HEARING YOU AGAIN.

OK, SORRY.

IT'S OKAY.

IS THAT BETTER.

YES, THANK YOU.

SORRY.

OK, OK.

NEXT IS AGAIN WHAT I WOULD CALL KIND OF YOUR, YOU KNOW, YOUR CORE RETAIL HUB.

WE THINK ULTIMATELY, YOU KNOW, ANCHORED BY, YOU KNOW, YOU'VE GOT CITY HALL AND THE SITE, YOU KNOW, TO THE NORTH AND THEN YOU'VE GOT YOUR TAMARAC VILLAGE, YOU KNOW, KIND OF AT THE SOUTHERN END.

AND WE THINK THERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY DRIVE AND CREATE A DYNAMIC MIXED USE A VARIED KIND OF RETAIL ENVIRONMENT.

YOU KNOW, IN THIS CORRIDOR.

I MEAN, AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE'S ALREADY, YOU KNOW, A PROLIFERANCE OF BUSINESSES AND RETAILERS THERE.

BUT AGAIN, THERE'S STRONG DEMAND, AS AS I SAID BEFORE, YOU KNOW, WITH SOME OF THE DEVELOPMENTS THAT ARE I KNOW ON THE TABLE, YOU KNOW, RETAIL FOLLOWS ROOFTOPS.

BUT TO CONTINUE TO BUILD UPON A A MIXED USE PERSPECTIVE, YOU KNOW, MIC] I THINK THE ABILITY TO, YOU KNOW, ANCHOR YOUR RETAIL CORRIDOR WITH LOOKING AT POTENTIALLY, YOU KNOW, YOUR FACILITIES, IT'S ALWAYS GREAT WHEN YOU'RE IN AN ABILITY TO CONTROL YOUR OWN DESTINY WITH YOUR OWN LAND AND REALLY DRIVE, YOU KNOW, DEVELOPMENT.

AND THEN YOUR BORDERED LIKE I SAID, ON THE SOUTH WITH YOU KNOW, WITH TAMARAC VILLAGE LITTLE BIT OF THE CHALLENGES OF THE PANDEMIC ON THE RETAIL SIDE.

BUT AS MORE AND MORE OF THE QUOTE UNQUOTE, ROOFTOPS BECOME ACTIVATED AND DEVELOPED AND SO ON AND SO FORTH, WE THINK THIS REALLY HAS THE MAKINGS FOR A VERY NICE, DIVERSE

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ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS AND SO ON AND SO FORTH AND THEN LAST BUT NOT LEAST, AS WE GO FURTHER OUT.

SOME CREATIVE REDEVELOPMENT, I MEAN, OBVIOUSLY THIS IS NOT MIC] LAND OR THE OPPORTUNITY ZONE AREA BETWEEN A COMMERCIAL.

WE THINK THERE'S AN ABILITY TO, YOU KNOW, TO LOOK AT SOME REALLY INTERESTING CREATIVE REDEVELOPMENT IN THIS CORRIDOR AND GIVE SOME YOU KNOW, GIVE SOME OF THAT RETAIL THAT I TALKED ABOUT IN KIND OF THE CENTRAL, YOU KNOW, BRING SOME OF THAT REDEVELOPMENT, YOU KNOW, OVER ONTO THE EAST SIDE.

SO, AGAIN, THESE ARE JUST AREAS THAT AS THE MARKET IS LOOKING AT TAMARAC, THESE ARE A FEW OF THE AREAS THAT THE MARKET IS KIND OF PAYING ATTENTION TO.

SO AS I TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT NEXT, SO THAT'S THE GOOD NEWS, RIGHT? THE MARKET IS PAYING ATTENTION TO YOUR CITY.

THEY LIKE THE DYNAMICS OF THE MARKET.

NOW, THE CHALLENGE AS YOU SIT AND YOU PLAN FOR, YOU KNOW, FOR 2021 IS WHAT DO WE WANT? HOW DO WE CAPTURE THAT.

SO, YOU KNOW, YOU'VE HAD A LOT OF, ACTIVITY FIX, STARTS GOOD BAD, YOU KNOW, KIND OF ALL OVER THE PLACE.

BUT GENERALLY SPEAKING, AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, I THINK THE PURPOSE OF THIS WORKSHOP WAS REALLY TO GIVE YOU SOME CONTEXT OF WHERE EACH OF THESE KIND OF FOOD GROUPS ARE MOVING SO THAT YOU CAN LOOK AT THESE CORRIDORS AND REALLY WE CAN START TO SORT OF DIVE IN A LITTLE BIT MORE, COME UP WITH A REAL SUCCINCT GAME PLAN SO THAT IT DOESN'T BECOME A QUESTION OF FIX AND STARTS AND STOPS AND GOES AND SO ON AND SO FORTH.

BUT IT'S A PLAN THAT GETS, YOU KNOW, THAT GETS EXECUTED BECAUSE AS YOU CAN SEE ON OUR LAST SLIDE, I THINK WHAT WE NEED IS AND I'VE USED THAT ACRONYM TO ADAPT.

I MEAN, YOU DO NEED TO ANTICIPATE WHERE THE MOVE IS, WHERE THE WORLD IS GOING.

YOU CAN'T BUILD RETAIL FROM, YOU KNOW, NINETEEN FIFTY OR NINETEEN SEVENTY OR EVEN NINETEEN NINETY.

SO YOU NEED TO ANTICIPATE WHERE THE MARKET IS GOING.

YOU NEED TO BRING ENERGY AND ENTHUSIASM AND GET CONSENSUS AROUND THESE PLANS.

TIMING IS CRITICAL.

THE RESOLVE.

AND THEN EQUALLY, IF NOT MOST IMPORTANTLY, I THINK, YOU KNOW, YOU NEED TO THINK ABOUT YOUR PARTNERS IN THIS ENVIRONMENT BECAUSE YOU CAN'T DO THIS YOURSELF, RIGHT.

YOU NEED THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

YOU NEED VARIOUS PARTNERS TO MAKE, YOU KNOW, THE VISION, YOUR VISION A REALITY, AND AGAIN THAT BUILDS TO AN AREA OF TRUST WITHOUT THESE SORT OF DYNAMICS IT'S REALLY HARD FOR THE MARKET WHERE THERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES, AS I SHOWED YOU ON THAT, PREVIOUS SLIDE, A LOT EVERY MARKET IS DIFFERENT, MEANING THEY HAVE DIFFERENT DEMOGRAPHICS, DIFFERENT VISIONS AND SO FORTH.

BUT THEY ALL WANT THE SAME THING.

THEY ALL WANT DEVELOPMENT.

THEY ALL WANT AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

THEY ALL WANT NEW JOBS.

THEY ALL WANT SO EVERY MARKET IS CLAMORING FOR THE CAPITAL TO COME INTO THEIR MARKET.

QUESTION IS, HOW DO WE CAPTURE IT? AND I THINK IF YOU BUILD A PLAN ADOPT IT AROUND THESE PRINCIPLES, YOU KNOW, YOU'RE WELL POSITIONED.

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AND THEN FINALLY, WHAT IS THE MARKET REALLY LOOKING FOR? AND THAT'S THE KIND OF FORGIVE ME FOR, YOU KNOW, BEING HOKEY, BUT IT'S THE 4 C'S THAT WE CALL, YOU KNOW, CLARITY, CONSISTENCY, COMMUNICATION AND COMMUNITY.

SO BUILD THAT CONSENSUS, GET YOUR COMMUNITY ON BOARD, BE CLEAR ON WHAT YOU WANT, BE CONSISTENT AND COMMUNICATE THAT TO THE MARKET WHEN THEY SEE THAT THESE PRINCIPLES, LITTLE AREAS.

BUT WITHIN EACH OF THOSE AREAS, THERE'S TREMENDOUS ABILITY TO CREATE JOBS AND REVENUE AND TAX BASE AND SO ON AND SO FORTH.

WE'RE EXCITED WE WOULDN'T BE HERE SPENDING, YOU KNOW, THIS KIND OF TIME AND THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS BUILDING THE RAPPORT THAT WE HAVE WITH YOUR TEAM IF WE DIDN'T BELIEVE IN YOUR MARKET, WE THINK YOU'VE GOT THE HALLMARKS.

BUT, YOU KNOW, DEVELOPMENT AND SMART DEVELOPMENT ARE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS.

AND WE THINK YOU CAN HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO SMART DEVELOPMENT THAT YOUR COMMUNITY WANTS THAT FITS WITHIN YOUR VISION.

THE MARKET IS RECEPTIVE.

THE MARKET IS RECEPTIVE TO THE TAMARAC STORY.

YOU GET A FEW OF THESE PIECES, YOU KNOW, IN LINE, YOU UNDERSTAND WHERE THE WORLD IS MOVING AND YOU ARE GOING TO BE REALLY WELL POSITIONED TO, YOU KNOW, TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT.

SO.

WITH THAT, I APOLOGIZE, I WAS A LITTLE LONGER THAN I EXPECTED, BUT AS YOU CAN SEE, WE COVERED A LOT OF GROUND AND HOPEFULLY, YOU KNOW, IT'S JUST THE START OF THIS KIND OF DIALOG.

HOPEFULLY WE CAN START DOING IT IN PERSON.

BUT, YOU KNOW, IT IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE'RE ALIGNED WITH YOUR VISION SO THAT WE CAN GO OUT AND WORK WITH YOUR TEAM AND EXECUTE.

YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHERE THE WORLD IS MOVING AND HOPEFULLY THIS GAVE YOU A LITTLE OVERVIEW OF, YOU KNOW, BIG PICTURE, KIND OF WHAT WE'RE SEEING IN THE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE MARKET.

WITH THAT MR. CITY MANAGER OR THIS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER OR COORDINATOR OR DIRECTOR, WHICH THANK YOU KEN.

MADAM MAYOR, I'M SURE KEN, LORI AND MYSELF WOULD TAKE ANY QUESTIONS THE COMMISSION MIGHT HAVE AT THIS POINT.

I WOULD LOVE TO DO QUESTIONS, BUT I'VE BEEN ASKED FOR A BREAK, SO IF YOU DON'T MIND, WE'RE GOING TO TAKE ITS 10:48 WE WILL RESUME AT 11:00.

AND WHILE DOING SO, I JUST WANT TO SHARE THAT THERE ARE EMPANADAS THAT WERE PROVIDED BY REJOICE CAFE TO SAY THANK YOU TO THE CITY FOR IT'S ONGOING SUPPORT.

AND THEY'RE IN YOUR OFFICE, CITY MANAGER, AND IT'S IN THE COMMISSION OFFICE.

SO IF YOU WANT DURING THIS 11 MINUTE BREAK, PLEASE DO SO TAKE SOME.

I'M SORRY FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT HERE.

WE WILL TELL YOU THOSE CAFE EMPANADAS ARE YUMMY.

WITH THAT WE ARE IN RECESS UNTIL 11 A.M.. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, EVERYBODY, WELCOME BACK TO OUR MEETING, IT IS 11:00 AND WE WILL RESUME.

AS WE LEFT, WE HAD COMMISSIONER PLACKO READY TO ASK SOME QUESTIONS OF OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TEAM.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

THANK YOU.

GOOD MORNING, KEN.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

TOTALLY ENJOYED THE PRESENTATION.

I HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

FIRST OF ALL, THE ONE THING YOU SAID THAT RESONATED WITH ME WAS SMART DEVELOPING VERSUS MARKET.

HOW DO WE ACHIEVE THAT? BECAUSE I KNOW WE HAVE CODES IN PLACE OF WHAT'S ALLOWED WITHIN CERTAIN AREAS.

BUT WITH THE MARKET CHANGING AND TRYING TO PLAN AHEAD, HOW DO WE ENSURE THAT OUR FOCUS IS NUMBER ONE LONG TERM AND OUR FOCUS IS CONSISTENT? I GUESS ONE OF THE THINGS I NOTICED IN ORLANDO IS WE MET WITH THEIR PLANNING DIRECTOR.

THEY HAD A PLAN IN PLACE THERE AND THEY STUCK TO IT.

AND EVERYTHING IS CONSISTENT.

THE ARCHITECTURE IS CONSISTENT, THE COLOR SCHEMES.

AND I REALIZED THEY WERE NEW AREA, A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT THAN WE HAVE HERE.

BUT HOW CAN WE REALISTICALLY ACHIEVE THAT?

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DO WE RESTRICT OR HAVE IN MIND THIS IS WHAT WE WANT ON THIS PIECE OF PROPERTY? AND UNTIL WE GET THAT, WE DON'T RELEASE IT.

TO A CERTAIN DEGREE YEAH.

I MEAN, I THINK YOU NEED TO YOU KNOW, THE MORE CONSISTENCY AND CLARITY THAT YOU DELIVER TO THE MARKET, ULTIMATELY YOU WILL GET WHAT YOU WANT.

NOW, THERE'S ALWAYS THAT LITTLE BIT OF THE, YOU KNOW, PUSH AND PULL.

YOU MIGHT SAY WE WANT TO SEE A STARBUCKS.

YOU KNOW HERE WE MAY TELL YOU THEY'RE NOT GOING TO GO THERE.

SO THERE MIGHT BE YOU KNOW, THERE MIGHT BE.

BEFORE YOU ACTUALLY GO TO THE MARKET WITH WHAT YOU WANT, YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT IT'S BASED SOMEWHAT IN REALITY AS WELL.

RIGHT.

SO OR YOU COULD MAKE A DETERMINATION.

WE'LL WAIT, YOU KNOW, 10 YEARS UNTIL STARBUCKS IS READY TO, YOU KNOW, TO COME TO THIS CORNER OR SO WHEN IT'S OVER.

BUT THAT'S A DECISION AT LEAST YOU MAKE.

YOU DON'T MAKE KIND OF IN A VACUUM.

RIGHT.

SO YOU DO NEED TO BUILD THAT CONSENSUS ABOUT WHAT YOU DO WANT.

SORT OF BASE THAT AGAINST KIND OF THE REALITIES OF THE MARKET AND CAPITAL AND THE DEMAND AND SO ON AND SO FORTH.

AND THEN BE VERY SPECIFIC AND CLEAR IN ARTICULATING THAT MESSAGE TO THE MARKET SO THAT YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT AND DESERVE.

OK, WELL, MR. CITY MANAGER, I'M HOPING YOU'RE HEARING ALL THAT BECAUSE I THINK THAT WILL ENSUE A CONVERSATION WITH ALL OF US, BECAUSE WE MAY HAVE IDEAS OF WHAT WE WANT OR NEED WITHIN OUR DISTRICT.

SO I'M HOPING THAT WILL GENERATE THAT.

BUT I LIKE THAT VERY MUCH.

AND I THINK WE HAVE TO START PLANNING.

WE CAN'T JUST HAPHAZARDLY START PUTTING THINGS IN.

SO I LIKE THAT VERY MUCH.

WHERE DO YOU SEE HEALTH CARE GOING.

BASED ON THIS PANDEMIC I KNOW THERE'S BEEN A SHORTAGE OF NURSES.

ARE WE GOING TO SEE HEALTH CARE COME OUT LOOKING FOR MORE NURSING SCHOOLS OR FACILITIES FOR DOCTORS AND NURSES TO LIVE CLOSE TO HOSPITALS? WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT? SHORT ANSWER IS YEAH.

I MEAN, HEALTH CARE IS IT'S KIND OF EXPLODING.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, YOU'RE RIGHT, THERE WILL BE, YOU KNOW, TRAINING, WHETHER IT'S THROUGH THE BROWARD COLLEGES OR THROUGH THE, YOU KNOW, THE NOVAS OR WHOEVER WILL RAMP UP TO, YOU KNOW, TO MEET THAT DEMAND.

BUT WHAT WE ARE SEEING, AS I THINK I MENTIONED BEFORE, IS MORE OF THESE FACILITIES MOVING KIND OF OFF CAMPUS INTO KNOW STANDALONE TYPE FACILITIES WHERE PEOPLE CAN GET SOME OF THE BASIC SERVICES WITHOUT NECESSARILY GOING TO A HOSPITAL.

AND I ALSO MENTIONED SOME OF THE, YOU KNOW, THE TECHNOLOGY.

SO YOU MIGHT SEE SOME OF THESE HEALTH CARE COMPANIES THAT LOOK LIKE A YOU KNOW, LOOKS LIKE A LAW FIRM BECAUSE THEY ARE DOING ALL TELEHEALTH OR SOMETHING, YOU KNOW, IN THAT FACILITY.

BUT IT'S, IN FACT A MEDICAL, YOU KNOW, USE OR MEDICAL TYPE FACILITY.

SO THAT'S A VERY STRONG GROWTH DRIVER.

AND AGAIN, I THINK WE YOU KNOW, SOUTH FLORIDA, YOU KNOW, TAMARAC IN PARTICULAR OUR POSITION TO, YOU KNOW, TO CAPTURE SOME OF THAT DEMAND, AS I MENTIONED ACROSS, THAT, I MEAN, IT'S GOOD TO HAVE THE YOU KNOW, THE ANCHOR, IF YOU WILL, OF THE HOSPITAL.

BUT I THINK YOUR FACILITIES WILL START TO YOU KNOW, WE'LL START TO SPREAD, GIVE MORE PEOPLE ACCESS SO THAT EVERYBODY DOESN'T NECESSARILY HAVE TO BE IN AND AROUND THE HOSPITAL.

SO THERE'S A IT GOES BACK TO THE SAME THING THAT YOU'RE SEEING ON THE OFFICE SIDE WHERE THERE'S THAT KIND OF HUB AND SPOKE MODEL.

SO, YOU KNOW, YOU'VE GOT YOUR HUB, THE HOSPITAL THERE WILL CONTINUE TO BE, YOU KNOW, FACILITIES IN AND AROUND THERE.

BUT YOU WILL START TO SEE MORE OF THEIR MORE HEALTH CARE RELATED FACILITIES SPREAD, YOU KNOW, KIND OF THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY.

THAT'S PERFECT FOR OUR MEDICAL MILE AREA.

AND I LIKE THAT VERY MUCH.

ONE LAST THING.

MOST EVERYONE CURRENTLY IS WORKING REMOTELY, AND I KNOW WE HAVE A LOT OF NORTHERNERS WHO HAVE MOVED DOWN HERE BECAUSE THEY ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO WORK REMOTELY AND CAN LIVE ANYWHERE AND OUR WEATHER IS A WHOLE LOT BETTER.

WHAT DO YOU SEE HAPPENING HERE IN SOUTH FLORIDA? BECAUSE IF MORE PEOPLE ARE WORKING REMOTELY, THERE WILL BE LESS AND LESS OFFICE SPACE PEOPLE WILL NEED.

SO WHERE DO WE GO WITH THAT?

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WELL, AS I THINK I MENTIONED WHEN I WAS TALKING A LITTLE ABOUT THE OFFICE WHERE I THINK, YOU KNOW, YOU'RE GOING TO NEED LESS OFFICE SPACE, FOR ARGUMENT'S SAKE, IN NEW YORK CITY, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN WORKING, LET'S SAY, IN NEW YORK CITY THAT MAY HAVE RELOCATED NOW DOWN TO SOUTH FLORIDA.

SO YOU JUST SAW IT THE OTHER DAY.

AND I DON'T KNOW IF YOU SAW THE NEWS, YOU KNOW, BLACKSTONE OPENED.

THEY WENT FROM A YEAR AGO, SORT OF THEY LOVE THIS MARKET, BUT THEY WEREN'T QUITE READY FOR IT TO THEY SIGNED THE LEASE FOR FORTY THOUSAND FEET, YOU KNOW, IN MIAMI ON THE BRIGHT LINE.

AND THAT IS A TREND THAT WE'RE GOING TO START SEEING.

SO THAT MAY NOT BODE WELL FOR THE BUILDING THAT THEY HAVE ON PARK AVENUE, WHERE THEY NEED MORE SPACE.

BUT IT BODES WELL FOR OUR MARKET WHERE THEY'RE GOING TO COME DOWN AND GIVE THEIR EMPLOYEES AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A LET'S CALL IT A BLACKSTONE OFFICE OR GOLDMAN SACHS OFFICE OR, YOU KNOW, A YAHOO OFFICE.

BUT IT'S NOT THEIR HEADQUARTERS THEIR HEADQUARTERS ARE STILL IN NEW YORK OR IN SANTA CLARA OR WHEREVER IT IS.

SO THAT'S THAT HUB AND SPOKE MODEL THAT WE THINK IS GOING TO BE BENEFICIAL FOR US BECAUSE WE'RE NOT A HUB MARKET.

RIGHT.

WE'RE A SPOKE.

IT'S NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT.

IT'S JUST IT'S JUST REALITY.

I THINK ALL OF SOUTH FLORIDA IS MIAMI IS A SPOKE, YOU KNOW, SO DON'T TAKE IT, YOU KNOW, DON'T TAKE IT NEGATIVELY.

I MEAN, THE HUBS ARE, YOU KNOW, NEW YORK, CHICAGO, L.A., BOSTON, TYPICAL TOP TEN.

EVERYBODY ELSE IS A SPOKE.

AND I DO THINK SO THE WAY THE OFFICE, THE WAY PEOPLE ARE SORT OF CONTEXTUALIZING THE OFFICE IS.

BLACKSTONE OR GOLDMAN OR WHOEVER EMPLOYEE THAT USED TO LIVE IN SANTA CLARA OR USE TO LIVE IN SOHO NOW LIVES IN TAMARAC, THEY WORK OUT OF THEIR HOUSE A DAY OR TWO A WEEK.

THEY MAY GO TO A YAHOO OR BLACKSTONE OR SOME OTHER OFFICE A DAY OR TWO A WEEK IN SOUTH FLORIDA, IN TAMARAC OR WHEREVER.

AND THEN THERE'S STILL THE HEADQUARTERS WHERE THEY'LL GO EVERY TWO WEEKS FOR BIG MEETINGS AND BIG, YOU KNOW, EVENTS AND BIG, YOU KNOW, AND SO ON AND SO FORTH.

SO IT'S WORK FROM HOME.

IT'S WORK.

YOU KNOW, IN A SORT OF A SPOKE OFFICE, AND IT'S MAINTAINING YOUR YOU KNOW, YOUR HEADQUARTERS, SO THAT'S KIND OF THE DYNAMIC OF WHERE THE OFFICE MARKET IS MOVING.

IT'S NOT THERE YET, BUT IT'S TAKING SHAPE NOW.

YES.

THAT'S SUPER.

REALLY THIS IS GIVEN ME A LOT OF FOOD FOR THOUGHT AND I HAVE LOTS OF PAGES OF NOTES AND I WILL GET WITH LAURA POOR LAURA, BUT IT DEFINITELY HAS GENERATED A LOT OF FOOD FOR THOUGHT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I WILL STEP DOWN AND LET MY COLLEAGUES STEP IN.

I MAYBE BACK THOUGH.

THANK YOU.

WE WILL RESERVE A SPOT FOR YOU THEN.

THANK YOU.

VICE MAYOR YOU'RE UP.

I JUST HAVE TWO QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE PRESENTATION.

WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND DEVELOPERS DO TO SELL A PROJECT TO THE COMMUNITY THAT THE COMMUNITY DOESN'T WANT? WE HAVE SEVERAL PROJECTS THAT WE'RE GETTING THE BRUNT OF IT.

FOR EXAMPLE, THE POSSIBILITY OF AMAZON MOVING INTO THE WAREHOUSE IS BEING BUILT ON MCNAB AND NEXT TO CITY FURNITURE.

THE EDEN PROJECT THE WOODMONT HOTEL.

WHAT WOULD YOU SUGGEST THE DEVELOPERS DO? BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, SOME FOLKS HAVE BEEN HERE FOR A VERY LONG TIME.

THEY LIKE THE QUIETNESS.

THEY DON'T LIKE THE REDEVELOPMENT.

SO THAT'S MY FIRST QUESTION.

AND THEN I'LL LET YOU ANSWER.

IT'S REALLY A TWO PRONGED.

EXCUSE ME FOR INTERRUPTING.

EXCUSE ME FOR INTERRUPTING.

I BELIEVE OUR CITY ATTORNEY HAS A COMMENT THAT HE NEEDS TO MAKE PLEASE.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE WITH RESPECT, ESPECIALLY ANY PENDING ZONING MATTER AND LITIGATION.

WE SHOULD NOT SPEAK ABOUT THAT MATTER.

ALSO, WITH RESPECT TO ANY PENDING SITE PLAN APPLICATION THAT HAS BEEN FILED WITH THE CITY, WE SHOULD RESERVE COMMENT ON THOSE MATTERS ALSO.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

PLEASE PROCEED MR. KRASNOW.

JUST IN GENERAL, WHAT WOULD YOU CONGRATULATIONS AND EXCITED TO BE WORKING WITH YOU.

SO I THINK IT'S A TWO PRONGED APPROACH.

I DON'T THINK THE ONUS IS SPECIFICALLY AND SOLELY ON THE DEVELOPER.

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I DO THINK THERE'S PART OF YOUR VISION AND YOU REPRESENT YOUR CONSTITUENTS.

AND SO I THINK IT'S INCUMBENT TO FOR FOR THE COMMISSION TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU'RE ENGAGED WITH THESE VARIOUS COMMUNITIES, YOU KNOW, WHERE THE DEVELOPMENTS COULD BE TAKING PLACE.

AND SO YOUR VISION AND THE COMMUNITY'S VISION NEEDS TO COME TO SOME KIND OF ALIGNMENT AND THEN I THINK ONCE THEN YOU BRING THAT CLEARER KIND OF VISION, COMMUNITY DESIRE AND MESSAGE TO THE MARKET, AND THEN IT IS INCUMBENT UPON THE DEVELOPERS TO ENGAGE.

AND I THINK PART OF THE YOU KNOW, THE QUOTE UNQUOTE REQUIREMENT OR GOOD, YOU KNOW, BEST IN CLASS BUSINESS PRACTICES IS FOR THOSE DEVELOPERS TO BECOME PART OF YOUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS.

I MEAN, YOU KNOW, YOU NEED THEM TO BECOME ENGAGED IN THE COMMUNITY, YOU KNOW, EARLY ON.

BUT I THINK IT'S A MULTI STEP KIND OF APPROACH.

I MEAN, YOU KNOW, I IDENTIFIED A FEW OF THE AREAS WHERE THERE'S OPPORTUNITIES.

IT'S NOT SPECIFIC, BUT IT'S JUST THERE'S OPPORTUNITIES.

I THINK THERE'S A TIME TO BUILD SOME CONSENSUS AROUND WHAT THE MARKET WILL BEAR FOR THOSE OPPORTUNITIES, WHAT THE COMMUNITY WANTS, WHAT THE COMMUNITY NEEDS, WHAT THE COMMUNITY DESERVES.

AND YOU BUILD AND GET SOME OF THAT CONSENSUS.

THEN YOU GO OUT TO THE MARKET AND YOU DON'T NECESSARILY WAIT FOR A DEVELOPER TO COME FORTH WITH AN IDEA AND THEN HOPE THAT THEY CAN, YOU KNOW, MEET WITH THE RIGHT HOA'S OR COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS AND GET, YOU KNOW, DONE WHAT THEY NEED, BECAUSE THEN YOU'RE ALMOST YOU'RE DOING IT I DON'T WANT TO SAY DEFENSIVELY, BUT YOU'RE DOING IT KIND OF YOU'RE NOT DOING IT PROACTIVELY AND PROSPECTIVELY.

I THINK YOU CAN BRING FORTH A VERY CLEAR AND ARTICULATE VISION BASED ON WHAT THE COMMUNITY WANTS, NEEDS AND DESERVES.

THEN YOU CAN GO TO THE DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY AND SAY, HERE'S WHAT AS COMMISSIONER PLACKO TALKED ABOUT, YOU BRING THAT MESSAGE TO THE MARKET.

WHEN THEY START COMING FORTH, THEN THEY ARE INCUMBENT IT'S INCUMBENT UPON THEM TO ENGAGE WITH COMMUNITY.

BUT THEN THE COMMUNITY IS NOT SURPRISED.

THEY'RE NOT I DON'T WANT TO SAY SHOCKED, BUT THEY'RE CERTAINLY NOT.

YOU KNOW, THEY'RE EXPECTING THIS.

THEY'RE I WOULD DARE I SAY, WELCOMING IT IF IT'S WHAT TRULY THEY WANT TO SEE THERE.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT YOU RECOMMEND OR SUGGEST AS FAR AS CREATING ORDINANCES THAT WILL HELP REJUVENATE SOME OF OUR PLAZAS THAT ARE RUN DOWN COMPLETELY? LANDLORDS DON'T REALLY CARE HOW THEY LOOK.

WHAT WOULD YOU WANT YOUR RECOMMENDATION BE WHEN IT COMES TO THAT? YOU KNOW, I KNOW LORI IS WORKING ON YOU KNOW, SOME OF THE INCENTIVES PROGRAMS. AND I THINK IT'S A MULTI TIERED KIND OF APPROACH.

I MEAN, I THINK THERE'S A DYNAMIC OF INCENTIVES AND OR GRANTS THAT WILL ULTIMATELY HELP.

YOU KNOW, IF A DEVELOPER WENT IN AND REBUILT A PLAZA THAT THE SMALL BUSINESSES, THE LOCAL BUSINESSES ARE GOING TO NEED SOME SUPPORT TO BRIDGE SOME OF THAT GAP BETWEEN WHAT IT COST AND THE DEVELOPER NEEDS BY WAY OF RENT AND SO ON AND SO FORTH.

AND THEN SO THAT'S ONE AREA THAT NEEDS SOME ATTENTION.

AND THEN THE OTHER AREA IS TO LOOK WHERE CERTAIN AREAS OF DENSITY OR ZONING OR CREATING A PLAN.

AGAIN, AS COMMISSIONER TALKED ABOUT, YOU KNOW, CREATING A PLAN FOR A CERTAIN DISTRICT OR A CERTAIN AREA WHERE, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE A NUMBER OF RETAIL PLAZAS THAT SHOULD BE MORE, YOU KNOW, LIFESTYLE MIX YOU CENTERS, BUT YOUR ZONING MAY NOT, YOU KNOW, MAY NOT WARRANT THAT.

BUT YOU KNOW THAT THAT'S WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN THERE.

THEN YOU BUILD THAT PLAN ACCORDINGLY.

SO THERE'S TWO FRONTS.

THERE'S THE CAPITAL SIDE FOR THE DEVELOPER THAT IS GENERALLY GOING TO BE LOOKING AT, YOU KNOW, DENSITY AND, YOU KNOW, KIND OF ZONING THAT ALLOWS THEM TO DO, YOU KNOW, KIND OF WHAT THEY NEED TO DO.

AND THEN THERE'S THE END USER SIDE, BECAUSE THEY'LL SPEND THAT MONEY AND RENOVATE THAT PLAZA OR BUILD SOMETHING NEW.

BUT THERE'S GENERALLY GOING TO BE SOMEWHAT OF A GAP BETWEEN ESPECIALLY TODAY, YOU KNOW, AS THE MARKET MATURES OVER THE NEXT TWO, THREE, FIVE YEARS, IT'S A

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DIFFERENT STORY.

BUT THERE'S A SMALL WINDOW WHERE THERE'S A LITTLE BIT OF A GAP AND THERE'S A AND I KNOW LORI'S WORKING ON SOME PROGRAMS THAT I THINK SHE SAID SHE WAS GOING TO BRING TO YOU IN THE SPRING THAT I THINK WILL ADDRESS SOME OF THAT.

SO KIND OF A MULTITIERED.

LORI IS THAT PART OF THE CURRENT OWNERS THAT ARE CURRENTLY OCCUPYING TENANTS OR OCCUPYING? IS THAT REJUVENATING PART OF IT, PART OF THAT WORK, MR. KRASNOW SAID? YEAH SO WE DO, THERE'S A COUPLE OF THINGS I WANTED TO MENTION, SO OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC PLAN TALKED ABOUT ROLLING OUT SOME DEVELOPER INCENTIVES TO ATTRACT INVESTMENT INTO TAMARAC TO HELP REDEVELOP SOME OF THESE OUTDATED PLAZA PROPERTIES SPECIFICALLY, BUT TO HELP ATTRACT CAPITAL OVERALL FOR DEVELOPMENT IN REVITALIZING THE COMMUNITY.

SO THAT'S A PROGRAM THAT WE'RE PUTTING TOGETHER NOW TO BRING TO YOU GUYS FOR REVIEW LATER THIS SPRING AND RETOOLING IT, FRANKLY, TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT SOME OF THE MARKET SHIFTS THAT ARE HAPPENING AS WE SPEAK AND HAVE HAPPENED OVER THE LAST YEAR.

SO THAT'S PART OF IT.

AND THEN ALSO, WHEN THE CITY ADOPTED THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC PLAN A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, TWO AND A HALF, ALMOST THREE AT THIS POINT, I KNOW RIGHT BEFORE MY ARRIVAL, THERE WAS AN UPDATE OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS ALL REFLECTED HOW WE WANTED TO SEE THE COMMUNITY BE REDEVELOPED.

SO THAT PROCESS HAS ALREADY RULED THAT OUT.

AND SO NOW THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE MOVING FORWARD WITH, THAT WE'RE VERY WELL POSITIONED TO GO TO MARKET WITH THE PLANS THAT WE'RE HOPING TO SEE IN THE COMMUNITY AND SOME OF THESE INCENTIVES THAT WILL HELP SPUR HOPEFULLY SOME ADDITIONAL INVESTMENT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ALL RIGHT, I'M NOT SEEING MY OTHER COLLEAGUES WISHING TO SPEAK AT THIS TIME, GIVE THEM A MOMENT.

YES, BECAUSE I DO HAVE SOME QUESTIONS AS WELL.

BUT, KATHLEEN.

KATHLEEN PLEASE PROCEED.

MAYOR I CAN WAIT FOR YOU TO ASK YOUR QUESTIONS, IF YOU LIKE, I DIDN'T.

OK, WELL, I JUST WANT TO THANK KEN AND HIS TEAM BECAUSE THEY REALLY ARE A VERY IMPORTANT EXTENSION OF OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS.

AS YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A TEAM OF ONE PRIMARILY.

AND LORI HAS REALLY, AS WE ALL KNOW, KILLED IT DURING THIS PAST YEAR AND HAVE LEVERAGED THE PARTNERSHIPS THAT WE HAVE WITH THE CHAMBER, NAMELY, AND ALL OF OUR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS.

SO I JUST WANT TO EMPHASIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING KEN AND HIS TEAM AND THE DATA THAT THEY BRING TO THE TABLE THAT WE DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO.

ALSO, THE IMPORTANCE OF THE PARTNERSHIPS THAT THEY HAVE AS AN INTERNATIONALLY BASED COMPANY AND THE CONTACTS THAT THEY HAVE IN THE NORTHEAST AND THE MIDWEST AND ALL OF THESE PLACES THAT ARE EXPERIENCING OUTMIGRATION AND FLORIDA AND LUCKILY IS THE RECIPIENT OF MANY OF THOSE PEOPLE AND THOSE JOBS.

SO THEY ARE VERY WELL POSITIONED TO HELP INTRODUCE US TO PEOPLE THAT WE WOULD OTHERWISE NOT HAVE ACCESS TO.

SO WE'RE GRATEFUL FOR THAT.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I THINK AS THE COMMISSION AND AS WE MOVE INTO STRATEGIC PLANNING, WE KEEP HEARING FROM KEN AND I'M GOING TO QUOTE HIM AS ROOFTOP AND SO REALLY, ON THE ONE HAND, WE HAVE AN OLDER BUILDINGS COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL, WHICH DETRACT FROM TIME FROM THE APPEARANCE.

BUT ON THE OTHER HAND, WE HAVE AN OLDER BUILDING STOCK, WHICH REALLY GIVES US GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO DO SOMETHING NEW AND DIFFERENT.

AND WHEN YOU HEAR FROM KEN ABOUT THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF MIXED USE OPPORTUNITIES AND HOW PEOPLE ARE PUTTING DEALS TOGETHER, I THINK TAMARAC IS QUITE WELL POSITIONED TO TRY TO PUT STUFF TOGETHER THAT MAKES A LOT OF SENSE IN THE FUTURE WITHOUT BEING BEHOLDEN TO AN OLDER MODEL OR AN OLDER FACILITY OR ALL OF THOSE THINGS.

AND SO AS WE LOOK AT THESE DIFFERENT AREAS, I THINK THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATING YOUR RESIDENTS AND FINDING OUT FROM YOUR RESIDENTS WHAT IT IS THAT THEY WANT, BECAUSE ULTIMATELY NOT DOING REDEVELOPMENT IS STAGNATION AND WHICH ULTIMATELY CAUSES THEIR TAXES TO RISE IN THE LONG RUN, BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE THE INFUSION OF TAX REVENUE FROM COMMERCIAL PROPERTY.

SO I THINK AS WE APPROACH STRATEGIC PLANNING, WHAT WE NEED TO GET CLEAR ABOUT AND WHAT AS THE COMMISSION NEEDS TO GET CLEAR ABOUT IS WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE AND WHAT

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MAKES SENSE? WE WANT THE RIGHT DEVELOPMENT IN THE RIGHT PLACE.

AND WE HAVE TO BE REAL ABOUT WHO OUR DEMOGRAPHICS ARE, WHAT'S THE RETAILER THAT'S GOING TO COME HERE AND LET'S JUST LEVERAGE OUR ASSETS TO THE HILL.

SO I LOVE THE IDEA OF OF YOU ALL AS THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PEOPLE, WHICH IS WHAT WE HEAR A LOT.

AND IS WHAT YOU ARE HELPING TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN DEVELOPMENT THAT MAKES SENSE.

THAT'S GOING TO BENEFIT EVERYBODY IN THE LONG RUN OR A PATCHWORK.

SO I JUST WANTED TO ADD THAT BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO BE SPENDING SOME TIME TOGETHER IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS.

AND THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN THIS EFFORT IS IT CAN'T BE UNDERESTIMATED BECAUSE WE REALLY DO NEED A CROSS-SECTION OF TAX REVENUE KEEPING THE CITY GOING.

SO I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONTRIBUTE.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THANK YOU.

SO THERE'S BEEN A LOT SAID, AND I DEFINITELY APPRECIATE YOUR PRESENTATION MR. KRASNOW AND LORI AND ALL YOUR HARD WORK AND WORKING WITH THE CITY AND THEN WORKING WITH OUR CHAMBER AND WORKING WITH OUR BUSINESSES DURING A VERY DIFFICULT YEAR.

AND THEY APPRECIATE WHAT THE CITY AND I'M SORRY SOME OF US WERE ABLE TO ENJOY THAT APPRECIATION IN THE FORM OF AN EMPANADA.

BUT THROUGH WHAT I'VE HEARD WE HAVE AND MIKE, YOU CAN CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, THE VISION OF BROWARD COUNTY WHEN WE KNOW THAT THERE'S BEEN AN INFLUX OF PEOPLE COMING IN.

IT'S BEEN 2024, 2040, 2020 2045.

AM I CORRECT THAT PROBABLY SOME OF THOSE NUMBERS FOR PLANNING FOR 2040 AND 2045 HAVE NOW BEEN PUSHED A LITTLE BIT SOONER BECAUSE OF EVERYTHING THAT'S BEEN GOING ON.

AND WE CAN DO THE REMOTE LIVING FROM HERE IN THE BEAUTIFUL CITY OF TAMARAC IN THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH FLORIDA AREA.

IS THAT CORRECT? YEAH, I THINK BASICALLY, AS I SAID WHEN I FIRST STARTED WHAT COVID DID IS ACCELERATE A LOT OF TRENDS, NOT JUST POPULATION GROWTH, BUT ALSO, AS KATHLEEN MENTIONED, YOU KNOW, THE REDEVELOPMENT.

AND SOME OF THESE RETAIL PLAZAS HAD BEEN DYING KIND OF A SLOW DEATH AND, YOU KNOW, WE'VE BEEN WATCHING IT FOR, YOU KNOW, YEARS AND NOW SOME OF THEM ARE, YOU KNOW, DEAD, SO TO SPEAK.

RIGHT.

BECAUSE OF SO THE COVID HAS ACCELERATED, BUT NOT MORE SO THAN ON THE POPULATION GROWTH AND THE EMPLOYMENT GROWTH.

I MEAN, THE TWO BIG DRIVERS THAT AFFECT EVERYTHING IN OUR MARKET, RETAIL OFFICE, RESIDENTIAL, ET CETERA, POPULATION GROWTH AND JOB GROWTH.

AND WHEN YOU START SEEING WE ALWAYS HAD POPULATION GROWTH, IT'S ACCELERATED, AS YOU MENTIONED.

BUT WHAT'S REALLY, I THINK, KIND OF GAME CHANGING FOR OUR REGION AND FOR THE MARKET IS, YOU KNOW, COMPANIES MAKING A REAL COMMITMENT TO ESTABLISH FOOTHOLDS IN THIS MARKET THAT HISTORICALLY THEY REALLY MAYBE THOUGHT ABOUT BUT NEVER REALLY ACTED UPON.

BUT NOW IS MORE AND MORE THEIR PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE WORKING REMOTELY.

THEY NEED, AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, THAT KIND OF THAT HUB AND SPOKE MODEL.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, BRINGING NEW JOBS, BRINGING NEW PEOPLE IS ONE THING, AND THAT'S GREAT.

BUT BRINGING NEW JOBS IS KIND OF TRANSFORMATIONAL.

AND THAT'S REALLY, I THINK, WHERE AS WE COME OUT OF THIS, YOU KNOW, PANDEMIC WHERE YOU CAN KIND OF POSITION YOURSELVES IN THESE VARIOUS KIND OF OPPORTUNITY ZONES, NO PUN INTENDED, BUT WHERE YOU'RE ABLE TO KIND OF CAPTURE, YOU KNOW, BOTH SOME OF THAT POPULATION GROWTH AND SOME OF THAT JOB GROWTH.

AND AGAIN, REMEMBER THOSE PEOPLE THAT ARE COMING HERE, THAT ARE MOVING HERE OR THAT ARE NOW KIND OF WORKING HERE WHERE THEY'RE WORKING OUT OF THEIR HOUSE OR THEY'RE WORKING IN SOME SATELLITE OFFICE, WANT A DIFFERENT TYPE OF RETAIL ENVIRONMENT, ENTERTAINMENT ENVIRONMENT.

RIGHT.

THEY DEMAND ALL OF THOSE THINGS.

SO THAT'S WHY THAT OLD ADAGE OF RETAIL FOLLOWS ROOFTOPS.

BUT THE KIND OF ROOFTOPS THAT YOU'RE GOING TO BE CREATING BY JOBS AND POPULATION GROWTH IS GOING TO REALLY CHANGE AND DICTATE THE KIND OF ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS, RESTAURANT OPTIONS, SHOPPING OPTIONS AND SO ON AND SO FORTH THAT I THINK YOU ALL WANT TO SEE.

BUT NOW YOU NEED TO SORT OF PUT ALL OF THOSE KIND OF PIECES TOGETHER.

BUT, YEAH, I MEAN, IT'S ACCELERATED.

AND ONCE MOVEMENT STARTS AGAIN AND PEOPLE ARE KIND OF FREE TO MOVE AROUND A LITTLE BIT AND VACCINES AND WHATEVER, I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO SEE A REAL REVISION

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OF THOSE 2040, 20 45 ESTIMATES AS THIS YEAR ENDS.

YOU PROBABLY WON'T SEE IT MUCH SOONER.

BUT I THINK WE'RE GOING TO BE DRAMATICALLY SHOCKED BY THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE SECOND HALF OF THIS YEAR THAT ARE ACTUALLY MAKING THE MOVE.

REMEMBER SCHOOL SO, YOU KNOW, WE'VE GOT A NUMBER OF PEOPLE NOW THAT ARE PLANNING THAT MOVE, BUT THEY'RE GOING TO KEEP THEM IN SCHOOL FOR THROUGH THE YEAR.

AND THEN, YOU KNOW, I THINK SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR, AGAIN, VACCINES AND WHATEVER, IT'S GOING TO BE A DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT SECOND HALF OF THIS YEAR GOING INTO 2022.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF THAT ANSWERED YOUR QUESTION.

BUT THANK YOU.

AND SO BASICALLY IT MEANS THAT WE ALSO HAVE TO DO PLANNING NOW.

AND THAT'S WHY WE'RE GOING TO HAVE OUR STRATEGIC PLANNING AND JUST LIKE THE REST OF THE COMMISSION, EXCITED FOR IT ON.

GOING TO BE A LITTLE BIT ALL OVER THE PLACE, BUT FROM WHAT I ALSO HEARD YOU SAY, THAT FROM THE DEVELOPMENT THAT WE'VE BEEN DOING SO FAR, WE HAVE EXPERIENCED POPULATION GROWTH AND INCREASED MEDIAN INCOME IN OUR CITY.

AND THAT IS, IN MY OPINION, WHAT THE COMMISSION, THIS COMMISSION COMMISSIONS BEFORE US HAVE BEEN WORKING ON TO BE ABLE TO ESTABLISH OUR CITY OF TAMARAC AND TO HAVE IT SURVIVE AND BE VIBRANT AND TO CONTINUE TO GROW.

SO FOR VICE MAYOR, YES, WE WILL HAVE SOME DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS WITH OUR RESIDENTS.

BUT SOME OF THE STUFF THAT THEY DON'T LIKE NOW, THEY WOULD LIKE NOW SOME STUFF THAT THEY MAYBE DIDN'T LIKE IN THE PAST.

AND IT IS BEHOOVED ON US, IT'S INCUMBENT ON US TO MAKE SURE THAT WE UNDERSTAND THE PROJECTS AND DISCUSS AND FIND OUT IF THEY'RE GOOD, THEY'RE BAD OR THEY'RE NOT.

AND I'M VERY EXCITED IF WE CAN FINALLY GET OUR MEDICAL MILE UP AND RUNNING.

IT'S SOMETHING WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON FOR AGES.

AND IT WASN'T RIGHT AT THE TIME.

AND IT MIGHT NOT BE RIGHT.

SO THAT MAY BE FANTASTIC.

AS FOR SOME OF THE SHOPPING PLAZAS THAT ARE IN NOT THE GREATEST SHAPE, THAT MAY NOT NOT HAVE BEEN IN THE GREATEST SHAPE.

AND I KNOW THAT WE HAVE SOME LANDLORDS WHO ARE INCREASIN SOME RENTS ON SOME OF OUR TENANTS FOR OUR SHOPPING PLAZAS.

THIS IS AN OPINION QUESTION, AND IF YOU'RE NOT COMFORTABLE ANSWERING IT, THEN DON'T, BUT DO YOU THINK THAT THIS IS SOME TYPE OF WAY FOR OUR LANDLORDS TO BE ABLE TO ATTRACT AN INVESTOR TO COME BUY THEM OUT SO THEY CAN REDEVELOP THAT PLAZA? I DON'T KNOW THAT THEY'RE NECESSARILY THINKING ALONG THOSE LINES.

I THINK IF PEOPLE CAN, YOU KNOW, TAKE ADVANTAGE OF PEOPLE, THEY WILL.

AND SO I THINK YOU'RE STARTING TO SEE UNFORTUNATELY, YOU KNOW, THERE'S STILL SOME OF THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT'S OUT THERE.

BUT I DO THINK WHAT WHAT THE INVESTMENT COMMUNITY, WHAT THE CAPITAL IS LOOKING FOR, IF THEY WERE TO GO IN AND AND BUY ONE OF THOSE, YOU KNOW, NOT FULLY UTILIZED CENTERS IS YOU KNOW, IS THE PLAN IN PLACE? IS THE ZONING IN PLACE? IS SO THAT THEIR VISION ALIGNS WITH, YOU KNOW, WITH YOUR VISION BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT GOING IN THERE TO JUST, YOU KNOW, PAINT AND, YOU KNOW, AND STRIPE IT AND PUT A PRETTY AWNING, YOU KNOW, ON A STORE.

I MEAN, THEY'RE GOING IN THERE WITH THE EXPECTATION OF DOING A REDEVELOPMENT AND SO THAT THEY NEED TO SEE THAT THEIR VISION ALIGNS WITH YOUR VISION.

AND SO I THINK THERE'S A LITTLE BIT OF THAT PROBABLY SHOWING THAT THE RETAILERS COULD SUPPORT KIND OF QUOTE UNQUOTE HIGHER, YOU KNOW, RENTAL.

BUT I THINK MOST OF THE CAPITAL THAT'S LOOKING AT THESE CENTERS IS A STEP OR TWO BEYOND THAT, THEY'RE THINKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, WHAT A WHOLE SCALE REDEVELOPMENT LOOKS LIKE, NOT KIND OF BEATING AROUND THE EDGES AND MOVING THE RENT FROM 15 TO 18.

THAT'S NOT WHAT'S DRIVING CAPITAL.

THEY'RE LOOKING AT WHERE THERE ARE REAL OPPORTUNITIES TO CAPTURE THE AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, ALL OF THESE E-COMMERCE COMPANIES, AWAY LUGGAGES THE WARBY PARKER'S, THEY WANT BRICK AND MORTAR.

THEY WANT YOU KNOW, THEY WANT PHYSICAL LOCATIONS.

THEY'RE NOT GOING TO GO INTO JUST SOME CENTER BECAUSE THEY PUT IN A NEW AWNING ON A YOU KNOW, ON A STORE.

THEY'RE GOING INTO NEW LIFESTYLE, MIXED USE, REDEVELOPED AREAS.

AND I THINK THAT'S WHERE THE, YOU KNOW, THE CAPITAL IS LOOKING AT TAMARAC AS OPPORTUNITIES.

WELL, AND YES.

AND THEN WHAT I GUESS I MEANT WAS SO IF I WIND UP FORCING MY TENANTS OUT, I HAVE LOCATION AND THEN IT CAN BE REDEVELOPED.

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THAT WAS WHERE I WAS GOING WITH THAT.

SORRY.

YES.

OH YES.

THERE'S SOME OF THAT.

ANYWAY.

AND I'M HOPING THAT'S NOT THE CASE BECAUSE WE HAVE SOME REALLY GOOD BUSINESSES THAT I WOULD HATE TO HAVE NOT BE HERE BECAUSE OF THAT.

BUT I WAS JUST CURIOUS IF YOU THOUGHT THAT THERE WAS ANY KIND OF TREND.

YEAH, THERE ARE SOME I MEAN, I'M NOT I DON'T KNOW YOUR CENTERS SPECIFICALLY, BUT THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE THAT ARE LOOKING TO EITHER AN OFFICE OR RETAIL, YOU KNOW, KIND OF ARTIFICIALLY OR CONSCIOUSLY CREATE VACANCY OR SO AND SO FORTH, WHICH WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR A POTENTIAL BUYER THAT CAN BASICALLY INHERIT A BLANK SLATE AS OPPOSED TO HAVING TO DEAL WITH ALL KINDS OF ISSUES.

SO, YEAH, THERE ARE GROUPS OUT THERE THAT ARE DOING IT.

I CAN'T SPEAK FOR ANY OF YOURS IN PARTICULAR, BUT AND I'M NOT SAYING THAT THEY ARE IN OUR CITY.

I IN MY OTHER WORLD DEAL WITH REAL ESTATE AS WELL.

SO I WAS JUST CURIOUS ABOUT YOUR THOUGHTS ON THAT.

THERE IS SOME OF THAT.

COULD IT GO THROUGH OF SOME OF WHAT THE VICE MAYOR WAS SAYING WHEN HE WAS SAYING THAT THERE ARE SOME SHOPPING PLAZAS THAT DON'T LOOK GREAT AND WHAT THE CITY CAN DO.

AND THE OTHER PART OF THE COIN IS IT MAY NOT BE ANYTHING THE CITY CAN DO RIGHT NOW BECAUSE THE LANDLORD DOESN'T WANT TO BE HELPED.

THAT WAS KIND OF JUST PUTTING THAT OUT THERE.

I HEARD YOU REGARDING THE OFFICE SPACE AND STUFF.

SO PRIMARILY THEN POSSIBLY THERE'LL BE A LOT MORE OF THE LEGIS EXCHANGE, KIND OF SHARED OFFICE SPACE SITUATIONS COMING ONLINE, PROBABLY OUT OF THE MARKET THAT'S ALREADY THERE AND MAYBE OUT OF WHAT ARE ANY NEW OFFICE BUILDINGS THAT MAY BE CREATED OR MIXED USE SPACE, I GUESS WOULD PROBABLY, YEAH.

AND SOME OF IT KIND OF CREATED A, YOU KNOW, AN IMAGE OF THE FACT THAT THE COWORKING OR SHARED SPACE OR WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT.

BUT THE REALITY IS MANY, MANY COMPANIES, BLUE CHIP COMPANIES, IBMS OF THE WORLD, ARE LOOKING FOR FLEXIBLE OPTIONS.

AND THAT'S WHAT THAT ENVIRONMENT GIVES THEM.

AND SOME OF THAT WILL ACTUALLY LOOK LIKE RETAIL.

SOME OF THAT IS LITERALLY REPURPOSED, YOU KNOW BED, BATH AND BEYOND OR SO ON AND SO FORTH.

AND SO IT MAY NOT LOOK LIKE EVEN LIKE AN OFFICE BUILDING, WHICH GOES BACK TO SOME OF THE, YOU KNOW, THE REDEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES.

SOME OF THAT TAKES ON EFFECTIVELY THE FORM OF RETAIL.

BUT IT'S NOT RETAIL.

IT'S THINK ABOUT WORKING OUT OF A STAPLES STORE OR SOMETHING ALONG THOSE LINES, IF THERE WERE PLACES WHERE YOU COULD GO AND WORK, PEOPLE DO THAT IN STARBUCKS OR WHOEVER.

SO BUT THAT KIND OF BUSINESS IS GOING TO PROLIFERATE IN MARKETS LIKE TAMARAC BECAUSE GENERALLY THEY WERE GOING INTO THE VERY URBAN, YOU KNOW, DENSE ENVIRONMENTS, YOU KNOW, THE COWORKING KIND OF OPERATORS.

BUT INCREASINGLY, WE'RE SEEING THEM TARGET MORE OF THE SUBURBAN AREAS BECAUSE, AGAIN, THE RESIDENTS ARE THERE.

THEY GO INTO THE SHARED OFFICE SPACE A DAY OR TWO A WEEK.

THEY WORK FROM HOME A DAY OR TWO A WEEK, AND THEN THEY GO TO MIAMI ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK OR WHEREVER THEIR MAIN OFFICES.

SO YOU WILL START TO SEE MORE COWORKING FLEXIBLE OFFICE OPERATORS, BUT THEY MAY NOT BE IN OFFICE BUILDINGS.

THAT WAS KIND OF MY POINT.

THEY MAY BE IN REPURPOSED, YOU KNOW, RETAIL LIFESTYLE TYPE CENTERS.

SO IT MAY NOT BE IN A TRADITIONAL OFFICE BUILDING THE WAY YOU WOULD THINK ABOUT IT.

I GUESS THAT'S A CONVERSATION WE WILL HAVE IN STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR CODE AND TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THAT KIND OF USE THAT'S KIND OF THE POINT OF THAT KIND OF BRINGING A LOT OF THE, YOU KNOW, A RETAIL STORE THAT DOESN'T SELL ANYTHING.

I DON'T KNOW HOW THAT FITS INTO YOUR CODE, YOU KNOW, BUT THAT'S THE REALITY THAT'S WHAT'S GOING TO BE PART OF THE DYNAMIC AS YOU LOOK FORWARD.

SO PLAN FOR IT BECAUSE THEY'RE COMING.

GOTCHA AND IT IS SMART TO PLAN NOW, JUST LIKE PEOPLE DURING THE DOWNTIME WHEN THEY WEREN'T WORKING, THEY PAINTED DONE NEW ROOFS, THEY'VE DONE LANDSCAPING, ALL THIS KIND OF STUFF TO REVITALIZE.

SO WHEN THE WORLD TAKES OFF AGAIN AND IT WILL TAKE OFF AGAIN, IT'S LOOKING GOOD AND READY TO GO AND THINGS CAN'T BE BUILT OVERNIGHT.

SO YOU MENTIONED ABOUT A SUBURBAN SHIFT.

AND TAMARAC IN YOUR OPINION, SUBURBAN OR URBAN? I KNOW WHAT IT USED TO BE, WHAT SOME PEOPLE THINK NOW.

WHERE ARE WE? I WOULD I MEAN, AGAIN, I WOULD STILL THINK YOU WOULD LEAN TOWARDS MORE ON THE SUBURBAN SIDE AS BEING KIND OF PURE, TRUE URBAN, YOU KNOW, DOWNTOWN, WALKABLE,

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YOU KNOW, THE PROVERBIAL, YOU KNOW, ONE MINUTE CITY WHERE EVERYTHING IS, YOU KNOW, ONE MINUTE OUTSIDE YOUR DOOR.

THAT'S THE URBAN MODEL THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT, YOU KNOW, THE TRULY DENSE URBAN MARKETS ARE BUILDING TOWARDS.

AND AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, EVEN IN SOUTH FLORIDA, WE REALLY DON'T HAVE TRUE URBAN DOWNTOWN FORT LAUDERDALE IS REALLY, IN SOME RESPECTS, NOT TRULY AN URBAN.

IT'S GOT URBAN, SUBURBAN KIND OF FEEL TO IT.

AND I THINK IN POCKETS OF YOUR CITY, I MEAN AND YOU LOOK AT AREAS THROUGHOUT SOUTH FLORIDA, YOU'LL SEE IF ANYBODY'S EVER BEEN TO, YOU KNOW, LIKE DOWNTOWN DORAL OR YOU SEE WHAT THEY DID AT DANIA PLACE OR YOU SEE OTHER AREAS WHERE YOU CREATE THIS KIND OF YOU KNOW, YOU'VE HEARD THE LIVE, WORK, PLAY KIND OF ENVIRONMENT.

SO THAT CREATES KIND OF AN URBAN ENVIRONMENT WITHIN A KIND OF A GENERAL SUBURBAN CONTEXT.

AND I THINK THAT'S WHERE, YOU KNOW, YOUR POSITIONED SO YOU CAN CAPTURE SOME OF THAT URBANIZATION AND YET STILL BE, YOU KNOW, YOUR KIND OF YOUR CORE, YOU KNOW, SUBURBAN MARKET.

SO IT'S NOT A NEGATIVE TO BE SUBURBAN.

I THINK, AGAIN, SUBURBAN GENERALLY WILL BE ASSOCIATED WITH MORE SPACE, WHICH IS A GOOD THING.

MORE PEOPLE WANT MORE SPACE.

THEY'RE WORKING FROM HOME.

THEY NEED MORE SPACE.

THEY CAN'T WORK OUT OF A FOUR HUNDRED SQUARE FOOT APARTMENT IN DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN, OPEN SPACE, LAND PARKS, ALL OF THOSE THINGS THAT ARE ARE KIND OF SYNONYMOUS WITH SUBURBAN MARKETS ARE WHERE PEOPLE ARE MOVING AND GRAVITATING TOWARDS.

SO I WOULD SAY I DON'T IF THAT ANSWERED YOUR QUESTION.

AND IT GOES TO SOME OF THE QUESTIONS EVERY TWO YEARS WHEN WE'RE DOING OUR STRATEGIC PLANNING, WE'RE ASKED WHERE DO WE SEE OUR CITY? WHERE DO WE SEE OUR GROWTH? WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR? WHAT ARE WE ANTICIPATING? AND I KNOW MY ANSWER HAS BEEN IN NUMBERS.

I DON'T WANT TO GO MORE THAN SEVENTY THOUSAND, GIVE OR TAKE, KEEP UP WITH URBAN.

AND IT'S TRYING TO FIND A BALANCE.

IT'S A LIFESTYLE.

THAT IS WHY PEOPLE HAVE MOVED HERE.

THEN AGAIN, WHEN YOU HAVE THE WAY THE COUNTY AND ALL PLANNING HAS BEEN, IT'S WE ARE A GRID STRUCTURE AND YOU HAVE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF UNITS YOU CAN GO ON THESE PLOT OF LAND OR ACRE UNITS PER ACRE TYPE STUFF.

AND WE ARE NOT BUILT OUT IN THAT RESPECT IF YOU LOOK AT THE ACTUAL PLANNING OF THE CITY.

BUT IT'S ALL THESE THINGS THAT WE NEED TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION TO HAVE THAT BALANCE, TO GET PEOPLE TO MOVE ROOFTOPS ARE WHAT WAS IT KATHLEEN YOU WANT TO THROW IT OUT TO ME AGAIN.

RETAIL OR ROOFTOPS.

BY RETAIL OR ROOFTOPS.

AND WE NEED TO HAVE THAT BALANCE, BECAUSE WE DO NEED BUSINESS IN HERE AS WELL.

AND WE WANT TO KEEP PEOPLE HAPPY AND NEED THE SPACE.

AND SO I AM VERY APPRECIATIVE OF YOUR TIME AND LORI ALL YOUR EFFORTS AND EVERYONE HERE.

WE WORK VERY HARD.

WE LOVE OUR CITY.

NO ONE'S EVER PERFECT, BUT WE'RE STRIVING FOR THE BEST WE CAN.

AND WE WANT PEOPLE TO LIVE HERE WHEN THEY LIVE HERE TO BE HAPPY AND BE ABLE TO GO TO THEIR STORES AND WALK AROUND AND FEEL SAFE SO.

AND I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I KNOW WE'VE WORKED VERY CLOSELY WITH MIKE AND KATHLEEN AND LORI AND SO ON AND SO FORTH.

AND THE THING THAT I THINK WILL BE HELPFUL AS YOU GO THROUGH THE STRATEGIC PLANNING AND YOU TALK TO YOUR RESIDENTS IS YOU KNOW, DATA IS IS IMPORTANT.

AND WHEN YOU GO TO THEM WITH DATA, WITH FACTS AND YOU START PUTTING THE PERCEPTIONS TO THE SIDE AND YOU FOCUS ON REAL HARD FACTS, IT'S A MUCH DIFFERENT CONVERSATION THAN WHEN YOU'RE JUST DEALING IN, YOU KNOW, PERCEPTIONS OR MISPERCEPTIONS OR SO ON AND SO FORTH.

AND SO I THINK MORE AND MORE PEOPLE, MORE AND MORE COMMUNITIES HAVE LEARNED HOW TO EMBRACE THE DATA OF WHAT THINGS MEAN TO TO HELP MOVE, BECAUSE EVERYBODY'S OBVIOUSLY ALWAYS GOING TO BE.

I DON'T I DON'T WANT CHANGE.

RIGHT.

THERE'S THAT OLD SAYING ABOUT CHANGE.

YOU CAN'T STAND IT UNTIL YOU DO IT OR SOMETHING ALONG THOSE LINES.

BUT I MEAN BUT EVERYBODY HAS THE SAME PERSPECTIVE AROUND.

THEY DON'T WANT TO SEE THINGS CHANGE.

BUT IF IT'S SMART, IF IT'S STRATEGIC, IF IT'S WELL THOUGHT OUT AND IT'S BACKED UP BY HARD GOOD DATA THAT CAN GIVE PEOPLE COMFORT, YOU CAN GET THINGS ACCOMPLISHED.

AND BASICALLY AND SOME OF THE DATA THAT WE'RE GOING TO FIND IS ON WHEN WE HAVE OUR

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CENSUS.

BUT ALSO IT'S THE IMAGE THAT PEOPLE WERE STILL WORKING ON.

WE'RE NO LONGER AND EVERYONE'S HEARD ME SAY THIS BEFORE.

AND POSSIBLY YOU HAVEN'T WE'RE NOT MY GRANDPARENTS, TAMARAC, ANYMORE.

WE'RE NO LONGER A RETIREMENT COMMUNITY.

WE'RE NO LONGER SIXTY EIGHT IS OUR AVERAGE AGE.

OUR AVERAGE AGE IS BASICALLY FORTY EIGHT.

WE'RE MULTICULTURAL.

WE GO FROM ZERO TO ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE.

WE'RE ACTIVE, WE'RE VIBRANT, WE'RE WONDERFUL.

AND I KNOW PEOPLE HAVE TROUBLE WHEN THE COMMUNITY CENTER WENT THERE AND NOW WE ARE BEING ASKED, WHY WE DIDN'T MAKE IT TWO STORIES? SO SOMETIMES IT JUST TAKES TIME.

YOU SEE THE VISION, FEEL THE VISION AND COMPREHEND IT.

AND YES, FACTS ARE VERY, VERY IMPORTANT AND ONE OF THE THINGS LIKE I SAID EARLIER, THE POPULATION GROWTH AND THE INCREASED MEDIAN INCOME, WHICH WAS VERY IMPORTANT FOR OUR CITY BECAUSE WE'VE LEARNED THAT WE CAN'T BRING IN SOME OF THOSE RETAILERS THAT THE RESIDENTS REALLY WANT US TO HAVE, BECAUSE AT THE TIME WE DIDN'T HAVE THAT AVERAGE MEDIAN INCOME TO BE WHAT THOSE BUSINESSES HAD IN THEIR REQUIREMENTS.

I'M NOT SAYING WE'RE THERE YET, BUT WE'RE INCHING CLOSER.

I HOPE THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO BRING THAT WHICH OUR RESIDENTS REALLY WANT AN SOME RESTAURANTS WITH OUTDOOR DINING AND OTHER THINGS THAT JUST SHOWS SOME VIBRANCY IN OUR CITY.

SO I THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

EVERYBODY HERE.

AND I KNOW THAT OUR ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER, MS. GUNN, WANTS TO SPEAK, SO I WILL PASS IT OVER TO HER.

JUST ONE LAST THING THAT I WANTED TO SAY AND REALLY JUST TO REEMPHASIZE WHAT KEN HAS BEEN TALKING ABOUT IS TO ADAPT YOU KNOW THIS PAST YEAR, 2020 IF IT'S TAUGHT US NOTHING, IT'S TAUGHT US ABOUT HOW TO ADAPT AND BE AGILE AND RESILIENT.

AND I THINK THAT WITH THE ECONOMY AND WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHERE EVERYTHING IS GOING TO SHAKE OUT.

AND SO ANOTHER THING, KENI KEEP QUOTING YOU? YOU'RE VERY QUOTABLE.

YOU SAID TO THROW THE BOX OUT BECAUSE WE'RE ALREADY OUTSIDE OF THE BOX.

AND SO WE REALLY NEED NOT LIMIT OURSELVES IN ANY WAY.

AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT'S SO EXCITING ABOUT THIS AND YOU KNOW THAT SMART DEVELOPMENT.

THE SMART CITY THAT WE ASPIRE TO BE NEEDS TO BE ORGANIC AND IT NEEDS TO BE TRUE TO THE COMMUNITY AND THE SPIRIT OF WHO TAMARAC IS, WHILE ALSO BEING READY TO RECEIVE INVESTMENT AND NEW LIFE AND VIBRANCY THAT THE MARKET HAS TO OFFER.

AND SO ONCE WE'RE CLEAR WHAT WE WANT, WE REALLY CAN GO OUT AND SELL IT.

AND WE HAVE TO BE CONSISTENT AND WE HAVE TO STICK TO THE VISION.

AND THAT'S THE PART WHERE I THINK WE REALLY ARE AT A TURNING POINT FOR THE COMMUNITY, WHERE WE CAN VERY COGENTLY EXPLAIN TO THE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, TO THE DEVELOPMENT MARKET WHAT IT IS THAT WE WANT TO SEE.

THEY'RE PRETTY STRAIGHTFORWARD.

THEY'LL TELL YOU THEY CAN DO IT OR THEY CAN'T AND WHY NOT? AND THEY LIKE TO SEE A COMMITTED PARTNER WHO REGULARLY SHOWS UP AND DELIVERS.

SO THAT'S THE KIND OF THING THAT ONCE WE HAVE THAT COLLECTIVE VISION THAT WE ALL BUY INTO IT, IT'S THEN SELL, SELL, SELL, AND THAT WE CAN DO.

WE'RE ALREADY DOING IT.

I THINK THE IMPORTANT PART IS THE COHESIVE VISION OF THE COMMUNITY THAT YOU ALL WILL HELP SHAPE WITHIN YOUR OWN DISTRICTS AND CITY WIDE.

AND THAT THAT HELP IS WE CAN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

KATHLEEN FOR PRESIDENT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND SO IF THERE'S NOTHING FURTHER ON THIS TOPIC, KEN THANK YOU AND YOUR TEAM.

I DON'T KNOW IF SUSANNE IF SHE'S STILL ON THE LINE, LORI I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'RE STAYING WITH US, BUT WE ARE GOING TO ROLL ON TO OUR SECOND TOPIC, BECAUSE I HAVE NOBODY SAYING TO ME, THEY NEED A BREAK.

SO WE'RE GOING TO ROLL ON TO OUR SECOND TOPIC, WHICH IS MR. CITY MANAGER, IF YOU WOULD, FOR OUR UPDATE FROM CHIEF SALES REGARDING THE VACCINE ROLLOUT.

BYE GUYS, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR, CHIEF SAYLES, ARE YOU ON THE LINE WITH US? I'M SORRY, I WAS MUTED.

YES, I'M ON THE LINE.

NOT TO WORRY.

THANKS.

THANKS, CHIEF.

JUST A BRIEF INTRODUCTION.

AS FAR AS I KNOW EVERYONE IS AWARE OF THE HOTTEST TOPIC OF THE DAY IS GETTING A COVID SHOT.

AND AS I'M SURE THE COMMISSION IS AWARE, THE STATE HAS PUT AN EMPHASIS ON FIRST VACCINATING SIXTY FIVE AND OVER RESIDENTS OF THE STATE AND THOSE IN THE VULNERABLE POPULATIONS, WHICH INCLUDE A LITTLE MORE THAN JUST THE SIXTY FIVE AND

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OVER POPULATION.

AS I THINK EVERYONE IS AWARE, THE STATE SET UP A VACCINATION OPERATION AT KINGS POINT FOR KINGS POINT RESIDENTS LAST WEEK.

I BELIEVE THAT IS CONTINUING THROUGH TOMORROW.

WE'VE HAD A LOT OF INQUIRIES AND QUESTIONS REGARDING, WELL, OK, GOOD FOR THEM, BUT WHERE CAN I GET VACCINATED? AND I WANTED TO JUST HAVE CHIEF SAYLES TALK TO YOU A LITTLE BIT THIS MORNING ABOUT WHAT EVERYONE IS TRYING TO DO AND HOW MOST OF THE CITIES ARE YOU KNOW I THINK EVERYONE IS GETTING FRUSTRATED WITH THE FACT THAT WE CANNOT GET THE VACCINATIONS THAT WE THINK THAT WE NEED.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, WE HAVE TO WORK THROUGH THE STATE, THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.

WE HAVE TO WORK THROUGH THE COUNTY'S EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OPERATION.

AND I JUST WANTED YOU TO HEAR FROM CHIEF SAYLES WHAT WHAT HE IS DOING AS THE GUY WHO'S RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, WHAT HE IS DOING AND THE CONVERSATIONS THAT HE'S HAVING WITH HIS COLLEAGUES AND WITH THE COUNTY AND WITH PEOPLE AT THE STATE UP TO AND INCLUDING THE CFO OF THE STATE, TO BETTER UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS VACCINATION ROLLOUT IS REALLY ALL ABOUT AND WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE AND WHAT THE REAL SUPPLY AND DEMAND DIFFERENTIAL IS, BECAUSE CLEARLY THERE'S A HUGE DEMAND, BUT THERE IS A VERY, VERY LIMITED SUPPLY AT THIS POINT.

AND I THINK IT'S JUST IMPORTANT THAT WE TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY THIS MORNING TO TRY TO PUT A FINER POINT ON THAT FOR ALL OF YOU, BECAUSE I KNOW YOU'RE BEING BOMBARDED WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT WHEN CAN YOU GET YOUR SHOT, WHERE CAN YOU GET YOUR SHOT, WHAT IS THE CITY DOING ABOUT IT AND SO ON.

AND SO WITH THAT, I KNOW THAT THE CHIEF HAS A BRIEF PRESENTATION PREPARED AND THEN WE'LL TAKE QUESTIONS FROM YOU, BUT I'LL THROW IT OVER TO CHIEF SAYLES AND ASK HIM TO GO AHEAD.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

WELL, THANK YOU MIKE AND GOOD MORNING, MAYOR.

GOOD MORNING, VICE MAYOR.

GOOD MORNING, COMMISSION AND EVERYONE ELSE LISTENING.

THE CITY MANAGER DID A REALLY GOOD JOB OF SUMMARIZING WHAT'S KIND OF GOING ON.

SO I'LL TRY TO GET MORE OF A LITTLE DETAIL AND I'LL START OUT WITH, I GUESS, A BIT OF A BACKGROUND ON IT.

THE GOVERNOR.

AND KEEP IN MIND THE TIMELINE I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU HERE.

BUT THE GOVERNOR ORDERED 20-315 WHICH WAS SIGNED DECEMBER 23RD TWO DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS, DETAILED WHAT THE VACCINE PRIORITIES WOULD BE.

SO THIS IS RIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, RIGHT PRIOR TO THE NEW YEAR BREAK AND ALL OF THOSE THINGS.

SO A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE IN PLACE TO DEAL WITH THESE THINGS ARE EITHER ON VACATION OR BREAK OR WHATEVER ELSE IS HAPPENING AT THE TIME.

SO THE VACCINE CAME OUT NOT AT THE MOST OPPORTUNE TIME TO START WITH.

THAT BEING SAID, THE GOVERNOR'S ORDER SAYS 65 AND OLDER.

THIS IS THE INITIAL ROLL OUT.

SIXTY FIVE AND OLDER.

JUST FOR POINT OF CLARIFICATION, CDC SAYS SEVENTY FIVE AND OLDER, BUT SIXTY FIVE AND OLDER LONG TERM CARE FACILITY RESIDENTS AND STAFF AND HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS WITH DIRECT PATIENT CONTACT AND HOSPITAL CAN VACCINATE WHAT THEY WOULD SO THAT'S PRETTY MUCH THE GOVERNOR'S ORDER ON WHO CAN BE VACCINATED.

SO I'LL START WITH THAT.

OUR CURRENT STATUS IN THE STATE IS FROM A VACCINE PERSPECTIVE.

THE STATE HAS RECEIVED AND THIS WAS AS OF LAST FRIDAY ONE POINT TWO MILLION DOSES.

INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE BEEN VACCINATED IS FIVE HUNDRED AND FOURTEEN THOUSAND.

AND THAT THE ALLOCATION MOVING FORWARD, MEANING STARTING MONDAY FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA.

I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY.

THE ENTIRE STATE OF FLORIDA IS TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOSES.

NOW, WITH THAT BEING SAID, OUR POPULATION IN FLORIDA IS ROUGHLY TWENTY TWO MILLION PEOPLE.

SO YOU CAN DO THE MATH, THE VACCINES ON THAT ONE POINT TWO MILLION DOSES RECEIVED, YOU KNOW, FOR BOTH OF THESE FOR THE PFIZER AND FOR THE MODERNA RIGHT NOW, AND ANY OTHER VACCINE THAT'S OUT CURRENTLY IN THE MARKET MEANS YOU NEED TWO DOSES.

SO THAT MEANS TWO DIFFERENT ROUNDS.

SO FOR US, IF WE WERE TO VACCINATE EVERYONE IN THE STATE, THAT WOULD MEAN OVER 40 MILLION DOSES IS WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

AND WE'VE ONLY RECEIVED ONE POINT TWO MILLION.

SO JUST SUPPLY AND DEMAND ISSUE AND IT'S GOING TO GET BETTER, BUT FOR RIGHT NOW, THAT'S THE GROUP THAT'S BEING TARGETED.

NOW, I'D LIKE TO TALK TO YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT THE COUNTY'S PRIORITIES ARE.

JUST SO YOU KNOW ALL LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES HAVE RECEIVED THEIR FIRST DOSE.

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I MEAN, THE PEOPLE THAT WANTED TO HAVE RECEIVED THEIR FIRST, DOSE, SO ALL IN A NURSING HOME, LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES IN BROWARD COUNTY, ACCORDING TO A REPORT LAST WEEK ON THURSDAY, THEY HAVE RECEIVED THAT FIRST DOSE.

MOST OF THE HOSPITALS HAVE ALREADY BEEN VACCINATED.

AND SEVERAL OF THE FRONT LINE DIRECT CONTACT CARE PROVIDERS ARE RECEIVING THEIR FIRST DOSE.

AND THIS WEEK, MOST OF OUR FOLKS ARE GETTING THEIR SECOND.

SO IT'S SLOW, IT'S PAINFUL.

AND THAT'S SORT OF WHERE IT IS NOW, THAT BEING SAID THAT'S KIND OF LIKE A BACKGROUND.

THERE'S TWO DIFFERENT MEANS OF RECEIVING THE MEDICATION RIGHT NOW IN THE STATE.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND.

AND THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT PEOPLE SUPPOSED TO GO EITHER THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND KEEP IN MIND THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EVEN THOUGH IT'S A BROWARD COUNTY CHAPTER, IT'S THE STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH THAT JUST HAPPENS TO HAVE A CHAPTER IN BROWARD COUNTY AND THEY HAVE ONE IN ALL 67 COUNTIES OR THE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND THE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

THE COMMUNICATION HASN'T BEEN THE GREATEST.

SO SOME OF THE ROLLOUT HAS BEEN NOT AS SMOOTH AS WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT, THAT BEING SAID THE SITE THAT WE'RE CURRENTLY DEALING WITH.

I'LL JUST TELL YOU THIS, THERE'S FOUR VACCINATION SITES IN BROWARD COUNTY PARKS RIGHT NOW THAT ARE FOR FREE VACCINES TO THOSE HIGH PRIORITY PEOPLE WE TALKED ABOUT 65 AND OLDER.

AND THE OTHER THAT'S VISTA VIEW IN DAVIE, MARKHAM PARK IN SUNRISE AND CENTRAL BROWARD PARK IN LAUDERHILL.

SO THOSE ARE THE FOUR SITES THAT YOU CAN GO FOR IT.

AND THEN A FIFTH SITE IS OPENING UP IN FORT LAUDERDALE, AND THAT'S HOLIDAY PARK.

AND THOSE ARE DOH SITES.

NOW, THE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, WHICH IS WHAT THE CITY MANAGER ALLUDED TO EARLIER, HAS OPENED UP A FEW SITES AS WELL.

AND THE GOVERNOR IS TRYING HIS BEST TO PUSH THIS OUT ANY WAY YOU CAN, WHICH IS NOT A BAD THING.

IT'S JUST SOMETIMES IT GETS A BIT.

YOU KNOW ONE HAND'S NOT TALKING TO THE OTHER.

SO THE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IS RUNNING A FEW SITES AS WELL.

AND THOSE SITES ARE INITIALLY TO VACCINATE RESIDENTS 65 AND OLDER AT BROWARD'S LARGEST FIFTY FIVE AND OLDER TYPE OF COMMUNITIES.

I DON'T GET TO MAKE THE DECISION ON WHO THOSE COMMUNITIES ARE.

BUT I CAN JUST TELL YOU THE COMMUNITIES THUS FAR ARE WYNMOOR IN COCONUT CREEK, KINGS POINT HERE IN TAMARAC AND CENTURY VILLAGE IN DEERFIELD BEACH.

SO THOSE ARE THE SITES THAT ARE BEING OPERATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

NOW, I ACTUALLY GOT A CALL FROM OUR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, ASKING ME ABOUT THE TAMARAC SITE BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T EVEN AWARE THAT THAT WAS COMING IN.

SO THERE'S SOME CONFUSION IN THERE.

HERE'S A COUPLE OTHER COMPLICATIONS WITH THIS IS THE STATE HAS NOT PROVIDED ANY REAL CLEAR GUIDANCE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SAYING THIS IS HOW IT WILL BE TAKEN, INITIATED.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO MOVE FORWARD AND THIS IS HOW WE'RE GOING TO ROLL OUT.

THEY'RE ALLOWING EACH INDIVIDUAL DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WHICH TO DO THEIR OWN THING.

SO THERE IS SIXTY SEVEN WAYS OF DISTRIBUTING THE VACCINE.

SO PEOPLE ARE GETTING FRUSTRATED BECAUSE IN ONE COUNTY THEY DO IT THIS WAY, AND ANOTHER COUNTY, THEY DO IT THAT WAY.

I'M FROM LAKE COUNTY AND THAT'S THE COUNTY THAT MADE THE NATIONAL NEWS WHERE THEY HAVE THE PEOPLE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS LINED UP ON THE SIDE OF THE STREET.

SO THERE'S A WHOLE HOST OF DIFFERENT WAYS OF DOING THAT.

SO THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH THAT.

LOCALLY, WE ARE TRYING TO AVOID THAT.

AND THE MANAGER MENTIONED ABOUT DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IN BROWARD COUNTY AND THE FIRE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION AND A COUPLE OTHER GROUPS ARE TRYING TO GET TOGETHER AND SAY, WAIT A MINUTE, WE COULD DO A BETTER JOB OF DISTRIBUTION.

WE CAN DO A BETTER JOB OF VACCINATION IF WE CAN WORK TOGETHER AS A GROUP.

AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO HERE.

LAST WEEK I HAD A MEETING WITH THE FLORIDA FIRE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION AND THE CFO TO TALK ABOUT THE DISTRIBUTION AND COMPLEXITIES THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THAT.

AND AT THE END OF THAT MEETING, WHAT WE DID AT THE FIRE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION IS OFFER OUR SUPPORT AND SAY, LISTEN, YOU KNOW, FIRE STATIONS ARE DISTRIBUTED STRATEGICALLY THROUGHOUT MOST COMMUNITIES BECAUSE WE DO RESPONSE TIMES AND THAT'S AN ISSUE.

SO WE WOULD LOVE TO GET INVOLVED IN VACCINATION DISTRIBUTION IF ASKED TO BE.

AND SO WE DID TALK ABOUT THAT.

AND WE IN BROWARD COUNTY, ALL THE FIRE CHIEF'S HAVE GOTTEN TOGETHER AND WE'RE TRYING NOT TO YOU KNOW, I KNOW EVERY FIRE CHIEF IS GOING TO BE GETTING PRESSURE FROM THEIR ELECTED OFFICIALS SAYING, LISTEN, WHY NOT US ONE COMMUNITY IS GETTING THE VACCINE AND WE'RE NOT.

SO WHAT'S GOING ON AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING? AND OF COURSE, WHEN THE MANAGER HEARS THAT, HE'S GOING TO BE ASKING ME.

SO WHAT WE'VE DONE IS WE'VE PARTNERED UP.

MATTER OF FACT, THIS AFTERNOON AFTER WE GET OFF THIS CONFERENCE CALL HERE, I SAW THAT A PRESS RELEASE CAME OUT FROM CORAL SPRINGS SAYING THEY'VE OPENED UP

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THEIR VACCINATION SITE.

THAT'S TRUE.

BUT IT'S A CLOSED POD.

AND IF YOU RECALL BACK WHAT I JUST SAID, THERE'S ONLY SO MANY DOSES.

SO EVEN IF WE TODAY OPEN UP A POD, WHICH MEANS A POINT OF DISTRIBUTION SITE FOR VACCINATION HERE IN TAMARAC, THE ABILITY TO GET THE DOSAGES IS GOING TO BE A CHALLENGE.

SO NO MATTER HOW WELL WE GET IT RUN, WE'VE GOT TO MAKE SURE THERE'S ENOUGH SUPPLY IN ORDER TO MEET THAT DEMAND.

BUT AND HERE'S ANOTHER THING I'D LIKE YOU TO KEEP IN MIND.

TO OPEN IF YOU ALL RECALL WHEN WE WERE DOING COVID TESTING ABOUT THREE WEEKS OVER AT THE REC CENTER.

THAT SITE WAS SUPPORTED BY THE CITY, BUT RUN BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, AND WE RAN THAT FOR ALMOST FOUR WEEKS AND THAT SITE WAS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THREE HUNDRED PEOPLE THAT WERE BEING TESTED TODAY.

AND THAT WAS A VERY BUSY DAY.

YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TRAFFIC BACKED UP DOWN THE STREET, THAT WHOLE NINE YARDS.

IF WE AND THAT ONLY RAN FOR THREE WEEKS, IF WE WERE PLANNING ON OPENING UP A VACCINATION SITE.

THAT'S WHY WE GOT TO THINK ABOUT PARTNERSHIP.

BUT WE'RE THINKING ABOUT AND ASSUMING THERE IS ENOUGH MEDICATION, WHICH IT'S NOT.

BUT JUST ASSUME FOR A MINUTE THERE WAS AND WE OPENED UP A POINTER OF DISTRIBUTION SITE IN TAMARAC AT A MINIMUM, IT TAKES 30 PEOPLE EVERY DAY TO RUN A POD SITE, 30.

AND THAT POD SITE WOULD THEN BE RUNNING FROM GENERALLY SPEAKING, THEY RUN FROM MONDAY, THEY RUN SIX DAYS A WEEK.

AND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE DAY YOU GIVE A VACCINE.

YOU'RE COMMITTED TO THAT INDIVIDUAL THERE, WHOMEVER YOU GIVE UP FOR THAT SECOND SHOT.

SO NOW YOU'RE ON THE HOOK FOR ABOUT A MONTH PERIOD THERE.

AND THEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT DOING THIS OVER A SIX MONTH PERIOD, SIX TO NINE MONTHS, TO TRY TO GET ALL THIS VACCINATION OUT.

ONE MUNICIPALITY, ONE CITY, ONE AREA IS NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO.

THAT'S NOT A SUSTAINABLE MODEL.

SO WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS PARTNER UP AND TRY TO MAKE A SUSTAINABLE MODEL WHERE LET'S SAY HYPOTHETICALLY, CORAL SPRINGS, TAMARAC AND THE SURROUNDING MUNICIPALITIES GET TOGETHER, OPEN UP A POD.

WE ROTATE STAFF THAT WAY WE CAN SUSTAIN THIS BECAUSE IF WE TRY TO OPEN UP ONE ON OUR OWN THAT'S A BIG COMMITMENT.

AND I'M NOT SURE HOW SUSTAINABLE THAT IS.

SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE IT'S SUSTAINABLE.

SO RIGHT NOW, WE DON'T HAVE THE DOSE.

WE DON'T HAVE THE VACCINES AVAILABLE.

BUT WHAT WE ARE DOING IN THE BACKGROUND IS PLANNING FOR IT AND PLANNING TO BE SUCCESSFUL AND PLANNING THESE PARTNERSHIPS AND EXECUTING ORDERS, WITH YOU KNOW AGREEMENTS WITH THE STATES AND SO ONCE IT DOES COME ABOUT AND WE WILL HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE AND BE READY TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN ROLLING OUT A LITTLE BETTER THAN WHAT'S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW, THERE ARE SOME AREAS IN THE STATE, LIKE SARASOTA COUNTY, FOR INSTANCE, THAT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS COMPLETELY TAKEN OVER VACCINATIONS BECAUSE IT'S JUST NOT SOMETHING THAT DEPARTMENT HEALTH IS GEARED UP TO DO ON A SUSTAINED BASIS.

AND WE MAY END UP IN THAT SAME POSITION.

BUT THAT'S SORT OF WHAT'S GOING ON.

AND I'D LIKE TO JUST SAY, I DON'T KNOW IF COMMISSIONER BOLTON'S ON, BUT I KNOW HE LOVES RESEARCHING THE WEBSITE.

SO BUT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DOES HAVE A WEBSITE THAT'S SET UP, AND I WILL EMAIL IT OVER TO YOU ALL TO THE MANAGER SO HE CAN SHARE WITH YOU.

SO OUR SENIORS AND FOLKS THAT ARE CONCERNED CAN GO ON THIS WEBSITE.

IT KEEPS CRASHING.

THAT'S WHY WE TRY TO RELEASE.

AND THEN I KNOW JENNIFER SENT ME INFORMATION AND SO HAS SUE.

BUT THE SITE COMES UP PERIODICALLY AND WE CAN GET THIS INITIAL ROLL UP AND AND WE'LL TRY TO DO THE BEST WE CAN TO TRY TO GET AS MUCH AS INFORMATION AT THIS POINT, WE'RE MEETING I GOT TO TELL YOU, THIS IS SO FLUID FROM FRIDAY TO MONDAY, THINGS CHANGE.

SO WHAT HAPPENS AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN I TRY MY BEST TO STAY ON TOP OF IT AND KEEP THE MANAGER ABREAST OF WHAT'S GOING ON.

BUT HE DOES A VERY GOOD JOB OF KEEPING US ON TRACK.

WE MEET EVERY TWO WEEKS, AND ANY TIME THERE'S ANYTHING SIGNIFICANT, I GIVE HIM A CALL AND I SEE HE SENDS OUT AN EMAIL TO ALL OF YOU.

BUT I'M AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS.

AND ONE MORE THING BEFORE WE GET TO QUESTIONS.

KEEP IN MIND THE FRAGILITY OF THE VACCINES.

WE ONCE THE VACCINE IS THAWED OUT, YOU ONLY HAVE A VERY LIMITED WINDOW, WHETHER IT'S PFIZER OR MODERNA, YOU'RE TALKING FIVE DAYS.

IF IT'S NOT REFRIGERATED, MAYBE UP TO 30 DAYS IF IT'S REFRIGERATED.

AND SO YOU HAVE A VERY SMALL WINDOW.

SO NOT EVERYBODY'S CAPABLE OF THE SUPER COLD STORAGE AND NOT EVERYONE'S CAPABLE OF THE QUANTITY OF VACCINATIONS THAT'S REQUIRED.

WE DON'T WANT TO START THROWING OUT GOOD MEDICATION.

SO YOU HAVE A VERY SMALL WINDOW TO WORK WITH.

THIS WILL GET BETTER OVER THE SUMMER AS WE GET MORE VACCINES AND MORE MANUFACTURERS COMING ONLINE.

AND IT'D BE REALLY GOOD TO GET THE SINGLE DOSE SO THEN WE DON'T HAVE TO TRY TO TRACK AND GET THE SECOND DOSE OUT.

AND I'LL TAKE QUESTIONS, I SEE COMMISSIONER PLACKO HAS A QUESTION ALREADY.

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THANK YOU.

WELL, I KNOW WE'RE IN VERY GOOD HANDS.

I CAN SEE THAT YOU'VE THOUGHT THIS PLAN OUT.

I THINK IT'S A GREAT IDEA TO WORK WITH OUR NEIGHBORING CITIES BECAUSE THIS IS GOING TO BE A MASSIVE UNDERTAKING.

AND SO I TOTALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

AT THIS POINT ARE WE BASICALLY SITTING HERE WAITING FOR SOMEONE, THE GOVERNOR, TO COME TO US AND SAY, OK, TAMARAC IS GOING TO GET, YOU KNOW, A MILLION DOSES? IT IS THAT KIND OF WHERE WE'RE AT? WELL, NOT NECESSARILY, GOVERNOR, YOU KNOW THE DISTRIBUTION COMES FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ALLOCATES LIKE THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE ALLOCATION THIS WEEK IS TWO HUNDRED.

I THINK IT'S UP TO TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY EIGHT.

TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOSES.

THE GOVERNOR HAS A PRIORITY LIST ON HOW THAT GOES.

AND THAT IS THE QUESTION.

NO ONE KNOWS WHAT THAT MATRIX LOOKS LIKE AND WHAT THE PIPELINE IS GOING TO BE.

SO SORT OF IN A ROUNDABOUT WAY, WE ARE AT THE MERCY OF WAITING TO SEE WHAT WE RECEIVE.

AND THEN WE WORK WITH THE DISTRIBUTION OF WHATEVER WE RECEIVE.

AND IS THERE ANYTHING WE CAN DO ABOUT THAT? WE AS A MUNICIPALITY, WE AS A GOVERNING BODY HERE.

IS THERE ANYTHING WE CAN DO? CAN WE CONTACT SOMEONE? ONE OF THE THINGS THAT MY RESIDENTS ARE SAYING, OF COURSE, IS, WELL, THEY'RE GETTING IT AT KINGS POINT.

WHY NOT US, AS I'M SURE YOU CAN IMAGINE? AND I DON'T KNOW HOW THAT CAME ABOUT.

BUT REGARDLESS, IT HAPPENED SOMEHOW, SOME WAY SOMEONE HAD TO PETITION, SOMEONE HAD TO DO SOMETHING.

SO HOW CAN WE.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

YOU'VE GOT TO START ALL OVER AGAIN, YOUR MUTED.

I'M SORRY, GO AHEAD.

WHERE DID I.

FROM THE BEGINNING OF WHAT YOU JUST WERE SAYING? OH, LORD.

OK, LET ME CUT IT DOWN A LITTLE BIT.

BASICALLY.

SOMEHOW, SOME WAY, THE DOSAGE SHOWED UP AT KINGS POINT, IT HAD TO BE ARRANGED, SOMEHOW IT WAS INITIATED BY SOMEONE, CAN WE AS THIS COMMISSION DO ANYTHING TO PROCURE THE DOSES FOR OUR RESIDENTS? CAN WE BE PROACTIVE? THAT I GUESS THAT'S MY QUESTION.

I, HEAR YOU LOUD AND CLEAR ON THAT AND MATTER OF FACT, THIS IS ONE OF MY CONCERNS AND THE CITY MANAGER'S CONCERN.

MATTER OF FACT, FRANKLY, IT'S ANYBODY THAT'S IN LEADERSHIP CONCERNS IS ONCE YOU START PICKING AND CHOOSING COMMUNITIES AND NOT MAKING IT AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE ON A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH, THEN YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE THIS ISSUE RIGHT NOW AND NOW EVERY JUST LIKE YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR COMMUNITY AND THAT'S HAPPENING EVERYWHERE.

NO I'M SORRY.

I DID NOT MEAN ONLY MY COMMUNITY.

I MEAN, OUR RESIDENTS CAN WE DO SOMETHING FOR OUR RESIDENTS? I UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHERE YOU'RE COMING FROM WITH THAT, AND THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS WE'RE DOING PLANNING RIGHT NOW TO GET THIS IN PLACE.

THERE IS ONE THING YOU CAN DO.

YOU CAN PUT IN A REQUEST.

AND THEN WE COULD PUT IN A REQUEST OF THE INDIVIDUAL MUNICIPALITY TO SAY, HEY, LISTEN, THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, WE HAVE WEB EOC AND SAY LISTEN, WE WANT TO SET UP A POD.

AS LONG AS YOU HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE AND YOU HAVE ALL OF THE EXECUTED DOCUMENTS IN PLACE, THEN YOU CAN DO THAT.

BUT WHAT WILL HAPPEN IS THAT THAT'S WHY I WAS TRYING TO BUT THIS A GOOD CONVERSATION.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IS THERE'S ONLY SO MUCH VACCINES THAT ARE AVAILABLE.

SO IF WE START POPPING UP ALL OF THESE PODS ALL OVER THE PLACE, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THE REQUIRED STAFF FOR EACH ONE OF THOSE, WHICH IS KIND OF AN INEFFICIENT WAY.

THAT'S WHY IF YOU RECALL, IN THE END OF THE COVID TESTING, THEY STARTED PUTTING THEM IN THE LARGE PARKS BECAUSE WE COULDN'T STRETCH ALL OF OUR RESOURCES THAT THIN TO COVER THAT MANY AREAS.

AND THIS IS THE LONG ANSWER TO GET TO WHAT YOU'RE SAYING.

BUT WHEN WE STARTED THE ACTUAL TESTING IN OUR CITY, WE HAD FIVE NURSES THAT WERE DOING THE TESTING.

WE HAD 5 BY THE END IN WEEK THREE WE HAD THREE SIMPLY BECAUSE WE STARTED ALL OF THESE POP UP COVID TESTING SITES ALL OVER THE PLACE WITH THE SAME LIMITED POOL OF RESOURCES AND THE SAME LIMITED POOL OF PEOPLE, AND IT BECAME VERY INEFFECTIVE.

SO WHAT I'M SAYING IS I'M VERY CONCERNED.

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SO IS THE CITY MANAGER.

SO IS EVERYONE WITH OUR RESIDENTS.

I'M ACUTELY AWARE OF THAT.

THAT'S WHY WE'RE TRYING AT THIS POINT TO SAY, LISTEN, HOW ABOUT WE PARTNER UP WITH A COUPLE OF MUNICIPALITIES AND MAKE ONE MASSIVE SITE THAT WE CAN DO VACCINATIONS WHEN WE GET OUR ALLOCATION.

THAT WAY, WE CAN ROUTE OUR RESIDENTS THROUGH THESE PLACES.

I'VE STARTED TO MENTION, BUT I GUESS I FORGOT TO FINISH IT UP.

BUT AS SOON AS WE GET OFF THIS CALL, I'M GOING TO GO CHECK OUT CORAL SPRINGS' SITE THAT'S THE FIRST MUNICIPALITY THAT'S OPEN UP ONE.

AND IT'S IN THE MALL IN CORAL SPRINGS, THE FIRE CHIEF JUST SENT ME A MESSAGE TO COME OUT AND CHECK OUT OUR SITE.

WE WANT TO PARTNER WITH THEM AND WE RUN THAT SITE JOINTLY AND THEN WE CAN ROUTE OUR RESIDENTS TO THAT SITE.

I THINK THAT'S THE BEST LONG TERM APPROACH.

IT WOULD BE VERY DIFFICULT FOR US TO TRY TO RUN A SITE ON OUR OWN FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME FOR SIXTY FIVE THOUSAND RESIDENTS AND THE WAY IT'S COMING OUT IN DRIPS AND DRABS.

OK, I APPRECIATE THAT, PERCY, AND I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND.

WHAT YOU'RE SAYING ABOUT.

ARE YOU ALL WE ARE HEARING DOUBLE.

GO AHEAD, TRY AGAIN.

OK, LET'S TRY AGAIN.

I APPRECIATE IT.

I UNDERSTAND HAVING A PLAN IN PLACE THAT DEFINITELY WORKS.

I GUESS WHAT I'M SAYING IS IF THERE'S SOMETHING WE, AS THE COMMISSION CAN DO TO BE PROACTIVE WITH THIS, AND I WON'T SPEAK FOR MY COLLEAGUES, BUT I BELIEVE THEY WOULD BE ON BOARD AS WELL.

PLEASE JUST KEEP US IN THE LOOP AND LET US KNOW WHAT WE CAN DO, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, OUR RESIDENTS ARE NOT VERY HAPPY RIGHT NOW, TO SAY THE LEAST.

AND REALLY THEY SHOULDN'T BE.

AND I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND THAT.

I DO.

I APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU'RE DOING.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

AND ACTUALLY, RIGHT NOW I HAVE THE CITY MANAGER WHO WISHES TO SAY SOMETHING.

THANK YOU MADAM MAYOR.

I JUST WANTED TO REITERATE ONE OF THE THINGS THAT CHIEF SAYLES ALLUDED TO JUST A LITTLE STRONGER, AND THAT IS THAT HE'S MADE IT CLEAR TO THE STATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOLKS AND TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH THAT WE'RE HERE TO HELP AND THAT IF THEY WANT TO TRY TO DO SOMETHING IN ONE OF OUR FACILITIES, WE ARE CERTAINLY HERE TO ENTERTAIN THAT, UNDERSTANDING WHAT IT IS WHEN THAT IS REQUESTED.

AS FAR AS WHAT THE COMMISSION CAN DO IN TERMS OF ADVOCATING FOR TAMARAC RESIDENTS, I WOULD CERTAINLY SUGGEST TALKING TO ALL OF OUR LEGISLATORS, SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES, TO MAKING SURE THAT THEY KNOW THAT THIS IS OF GREAT CONCERN TO YOU.

I PROMISE YOU THEY DO, BECAUSE THEY'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE CONVERSATIONS AND THE PLANNING AT A VERY HIGH LEVEL.

BUT IT WOULD CERTAINLY NOT HURT FOR ALL OF YOU TO REACH OUT TO THEM AND JUST REITERATE THE FACT THAT THE CITY IS READY, ABLE AND WILLING TO ASSIST.

IT'S JUST GOT TO BE IN A SUSTAINABLE WAY.

AND I THINK THAT'S PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT THE CHIEF ALLUDED TO, WAS THAT WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO SUSTAIN THIS EFFORT.

IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT WE CAN SIMPLY DO ON OUR OWN.

IT'S GOING TO REQUIRE A PARTNERSHIP.

AND I WOULD JUST ENCOURAGE YOU ALL TO DO THAT IF YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY.

THANK YOU MADAM MAYOR.

THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR, AND GOOD MORNING.

WELL, GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYBODY.

YOU'RE RIGHT, MR. CERNECH IN YOUR ASSESSMENT AND YOUR ADVICE TO US TO REACH OUT TO OUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES AND THAT SORT OF STUFF.

IN THE MEANTIME, I THINK THAT THE CITY DOES HAVE A ROLE IN AT LEAST COMMUNICATING WITH THE RESIDENTS TO LET THEM KNOW HOW THE ROLL OUT IS TAKING PLACE.

I THINK THAT IS THE BREAK DOWN.

FOR INSTANCE, WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK WHEN THE RESIDENTS OF KINGS POINT RECEIVED VACCINATIONS AND THAT SENT OUR CITY IN SHOCK, SOME OF THEM, AS VICE MAYOR OF VILLALOBOS MENTIONED, WERE UPSET AND STILL UPSET BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT THAT THE CITY WAS PRIORITIZING RESIDENTS.

AND IT'S ALWAYS BEEN A SCHOOL OF THOUGHT THAT THE CITY PRIORITIZES KINGS POINT

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MORE THAN THE REST OF THE CITY.

SO THAT ACTUALLY ADDED, YOU KNOW, VINEGAR TO THE SO WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL WHEN THESE EVENTS ARE TAKING PLACE TO SORT OF PUT OUT SOME SORT OF COMMUNICATION THAT IT IS NOT NECESSARILY A EFFORT FROM THE CITY, BUT WE ARE JUST INVITED GUESTS TO THE PARTIES, SO TO SPEAK.

AND I THINK THAT IF WE ARE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE THAT TO OUR RESIDENTS, THEN OUR RESIDENTS WILL UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS JUST A STATE INITIATIVE AND OUR KINGS POINT IS SIMPLY A LOCATION IN THIS MATTER.

AND OBVIOUSLY, IF YOU KNOW, KINGS POINT IS IF WE'RE BEING A WILLING PARTICIPANT IN AN INITIATIVE LIKE THIS, I THINK THAT IT IS ONLY FAIR THAT THE COMMISSIONERS OR EVEN THE DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE FOR THOSE AREAS KNOW THAT THESE INITIATIVES ARE TAKING PLACE.

THESE ARE THE KIND OF COMMUNICATION ISSUES THAT WE HAVE INTERNALLY.

AND NOW IT'S BLEEDING OUT IN OUR COMMUNITY AND WE REALLY DON'T WANT THAT TO HAPPEN.

OVER THE WEEKEND OR JUST BEFORE OVER THE WEEKEND, I SENT OUT LOTS OF COMMUNICATIONS TO MY REPRESENTATIVES, THOSE PEOPLE WHO REPRESENT MY DISTRICT, BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT WE ARE HERE TO DO.

WE'RE HERE TO ADVOCATE ON THEIR BEHALF.

SO, YOU KNOW, I CALLED MY SENATORS AND MY COMMISSIONERS AND REPRESENTATIVES AND AND I ADVOCATED FOR MY RESIDENTS IN THE WAY OF SHARING JUST HOW THEY FELT AND HOW MUCH VACCINATIONS ARE IMPORTANT, ESPECIALLY IN THIS TIME FOR THE COMMUNITY.

AND, YOU KNOW, THAT ADVOCACY DID NOT FALL TO THE GROUND.

I HEARD BACK THE COUNTY REACHED OUT TO ME AND, YOU KNOW, TOLD ME THAT THEY HEARD MY CRY, MY APPEAL, SO TO SPEAK, AND OBLIGED WITH, YOU KNOW, ORGANIZING VACCINATIONS TO SOME OF OUR RESIDENTS.

WHILE THAT EVENT WAS NOT AS LARGE AS THE ONE IN KINGS POINT, WE WERE ABLE TO GET PEOPLE NOT JUST FROM OUR DISTRICT, BUT PEOPLE FROM OTHER DISTRICTS AS WELL TO BE A PART OF THAT.

PEOPLE FROM DISTRICTS LIKE DISTRICT 4 COMMUNITIES LIKE WOODMONT REACHED OUT AND SAID THAT THEY WANTED TO BE VACCINATED AS WELL.

AND I WORKED WITH COMMISSIONER PLACKO ON THAT.

AGAIN, GOING BACK TO COMMUNICATION TO LET OUR COMMISSIONERS KNOW THAT WE'RE WORKING ON THAT.

SO COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY.

AND SO THE VACCINATION HAPPENED YESTERDAY.

IT WAS WELL ORGANIZED, ACCORDING TO THE RESIDENTS THAT WENT.

AND, YOU KNOW, JUST TWO OF THE REVIEWS, SO TO SPEAK, FROM SOME OF THE RESIDENTS THAT WENT AND RECEIVED VACCINATION YESTERDAY.

EVERYONE WAS SO NICE.

AND I FEEL GREAT.

THAT'S FROM ONE OF OUR RESIDENTS, SHERI.

ANOTHER ONE IS FROM ELLEN.

SHE SAID, I WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR GIVING US THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET THE COVID VACCINE YESTERDAY.

IT WAS WELL ORGANIZED AND EVERYONE WAS EXTREMELY NICE.

I WAS THERE A TOTAL OF TWO HOURS, WHICH WAS JUST FINE.

SO I'M GLAD I SAW YOUR FACEBOOK POST AND MANY OTHER EMAILS ARE ROLLING IN, OBVIOUSLY.

AND I REACHED OUT TO THE COUNTY AGAIN.

AND, YOU KNOW, THIS IS NOT A ONE MAN SHOW IS NOT A ONE MAN BEATING A DRUM, WHICH IS WHY IN MY OFFICE I HAVE ENGAGED OUR EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO MAKE SURE THAT SHE TAKES CARE OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE EMAILING SO THAT I CAN REACH OUT TO THE COUNTY.

SO THAT IS AN INVITATION TO THE REST OF THE COMMISSION.

AND OF COURSE, I'LL SHARE THE INFORMATION WITH STAFF THAT IF THERE ARE ANY PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY THAT WANTS TO BE VACCINATED, OBVIOUSLY I DO NOT HAVE THE RESOURCES AND THE LEVEL OF CONNECTIONS LIKE THE CHIEF TO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN.

BUT, YOU KNOW, SO THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY, WE WILL DEFINITELY TRY TO GET THOSE

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PEOPLE VACCINATED.

SO, AGAIN, LET US TRY TO SHAPE UP WITH OUR COMMUNICATION.

I KNOW THAT THIS IS BEING ROLLED OUT IN A DIFFERENT WAY AND ALL OF US WOULD PREFER TO SEE THIS HAPPEN IN A DIFFERENT WAY.

BUT WE ARE HERE AND LET US MAKE THE BEST OF IT.

IT'S NOT CANNIBALIZING ON ANYBODY.

WE'RE JUST TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL OF OUR RESIDENTS ARE TAKEN CARE OF.

AND THANK YOU SO MUCH, CHIEF SAYLES, FOR YOUR HARD WORK AND FOR YOUR RESEARCH IN THIS.

THE INFORMATION IS WELL RECEIVED AND I WILL BE DEFINITELY TAKING THAT INTO CONSIDERATION AS WELL.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

COMMISSIONER BEFORE YOU GO, AND I APPRECIATE WHAT YOU SAID.

I DO.

HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE WE ABLE TO HELP? I'M NOT SURE YET.

WE ARE COMPILING THE LIST.

SO WHEN PEOPLE EMAILED YESTERDAY, IT WAS JUST A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE.

SO WE TRIED TO PUT EVERYBODY ON A SHEET AND WE SENT THOSE TO THE COUNTY.

HOW MANY PEOPLE ACTUALLY WENT AND GOT VACCINATED? I'M NOT SURE.

BUT OUR LIST RIGHT NOW, INCLUDING THE WAITING LIST, IS WELL OVER ONE HUNDRED.

UNDERSTOOD SO BASICALLY YOU WERE ABLE TO GET NAMES ON A LIST, SEND IT OVER TO THE COUNTY.

SO THE LOCATION WOULD BE WHEREVER THE COUNTY WOULD TELL THEM THAT THEY CAN GO.

YES, OK, SO BASICALLY IN ORDER TO FACILITATE THOSE WHO COULDN'T GET THROUGH ON THE PHONE LINES, YOU WERE ABLE TO GET THE LIST TO A CERTAIN PERSON TO BE ABLE TO GET THEM INTO ONE OF THOSE FOUR OR FIVE LOCATIONS WHERE IT'S DONE SAFELY.

AND THEY HAVE A FOLLOW UP VACCINE SCHEDULED, RIGHT? YES.

ONE LOCATION, YES.

AND THEN THERE'S A FOLLOW UP VACCINE 21 DAYS AFTER THIS.

THOSE THINGS.

IT'S BEEN ABOUT COMMUNICATION.

AND I KNOW THAT OUR CITY AND PEOPLE ARE VERY UPSET.

THE STATE DOESN'T TELL US THINGS THE STATE JUST WENT THERE.

KINGS POINT IS A PRIVATE COMMUNITY.

AND SO THEREFORE, THE STATE AND ITS DECISIONS OF WHAT THEY WERE DOING ROLLED OUT THIS AS A TEST PILOT LOCATION.

IT'S THEY HAVE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF VACCINE, THEY UNDERSTAND NUMBERS.

IT'S THEIR OPINION THAT THIS WAS A GOOD LOCATION TO TEST IT OUT.

AND WHILE, YES, WE WANT EVERYBODY IN THE CITY TO BE VACCINATED, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO WANT IT, I MUST GIVE COMPLIMENTS TO THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, TO THE SIXTY NINE PEOPLE BETWEEN THE NURSES AND THE KINGS POINT AND THE TEAM THERE FROM THE STATE RUNNING THE OPERATIONS THROUGH KINGS POINT.

IT IS A LARGE FACILITY.

IT WAS ABLE TO GET PEOPLE OTHER THAN THE FIRST INITIAL ROLLOUT SITUATION THAT THEY HAD.

IT MOVES VERY QUICKLY.

WITHIN AN HOUR, YOU'RE IN AND OUT AND IT'S SPACED OUT.

IT'S CLEAN.

THE VACCINES KEPT IN PROPER STORAGE.

THERE IS PRECAUTIONS FOR ANY KIND OF MEDICAL COMPLICATIONS THAT THERE SHOULD BE.

SO WHILE I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND THE IDEA OF OUR CITY PARTNERING WITH ANOTHER CITY I ALSO RESPECT COMPLETELY WHAT YOU'RE SAYING, CHIEF SAYLES IT IS A LOT OF MANPOWER, IT'S A LOT OF EFFORT THAT GOES INTO THIS.

AND YOU WANT IT SMOOTH.

YOU WANT PEOPLE HAPPY, YOU WANT PEOPLE HEALTHY.

YOU DON'T WANT THEM.

YOU NEED SIX FEET APART.

YOU NEED TO HAVE THESE THINGS CLEANED OUT AND YOU NEED THIS ADMINISTRATIVE PROPERLY.

YOU NEED A PROPER HEALTH CARE SCREENING.

YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT SOMEBODY IS NOT GOING TO HAVE AN ALLERGIC REACTION TO THIS EMERGENCY VACCINE THAT'S NOT FDA APPROVED.

IT IS AN EMERGENCY VACCINE.

AND YOU DO NEED THE PROPER STORAGE TO MAKE SURE.

AND AS THE CHIEF SAID, ONCE IT'S THAWED, YOU CAN'T JUST PUT IT BACK INTO THE FREEZER.

IT'S GOT TO BE UTILIZED AND PROPER PLANNING FOR THAT SECOND DOSE.

SO YES.

AS WE MAY HAVE ONE POINT TWO MILLION DOSES, YOU CUT THAT IN HALF.

THAT'S HOW MANY PEOPLE YOU CAN SERVE OUT OF IT.

AND AS HAS BEEN SAID THAT.

JUST LIKE THE ROLL OUT OF THE COVID TESTING, WE WANTED IT NOW, WE WANTED IT NOW, WE WANTED IT NOW, BUT WE WOUND UP GETTING IT AND WE GOT IT MORE FLUID AND WE WERE ABLE TO DO IT IN A TIMELY MANNER SO EVERYBODY CAN BE ASSISTED.

SO I, ALONG WITH ALL OF US, HAVE FAITH THAT THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN.

NOW THAT IT'S SEEING HOW IS ROLLING OUT SEEING HOW THE REACTION OR LACK OF REACTION, WHICH IS A BETTER THING TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE FIRST ROUND AND THEN EVENTUALLY THE SECOND ROUND, MORE VACCINE WILL BE CREATED TO THEN BE DISPERSED.

HOWEVER, THE STATE IS GOING TO DO IT ON BEHALF OF THE LETTERS GOING TO OUR STATE, OUR STATE REPRESENTATIVES, OUR SENATORS FEDERALLY AS WELL, GOING TO OUR STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, GOING TO OUR EMERGENCY DIVISION, THEY ARE HEARING IT.

AND I KNOW THAT THEY'RE ASKING FOR A LITTLE BIT MORE TIME TO HELP WORK WITH.

HONESTLY, THEY'D PREFER TO WORK WITH OUR CHIEF AND OUR CITY MANAGERS THAN WITH US AS THE ELECTED OFFICIALS BECAUSE THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TO MAKE SURE THAT

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THE LOGISTICS ARE TAKING CARE OF VERY PROPERLY.

I WILL SHARE THAT ON BEHALF OF THE BROWARD LEAGUE OF CITIES, WHICH OUR CITY IS A MEMBER OF.

WE HAVE SENT OVER A LETTER TO THE COUNTY ASKING SO THAT THEY KNOW WE WANT TO ASSIST KEEPING CDC GUIDELINES IN PLACE FOR WHEN THESE THINGS ARE BEING RUN, BECAUSE THERE IS THAT CONCERN.

ALSO, ANYBODY WHO IS GOING TO DO THESE I GUESS POD'S AS THE CHIEF SAID, TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE DONE ACCORDINGLY BECAUSE WE STILL HAVE TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE AS THEY'RE GOING THROUGH THIS.

I AGREE ABOUT A JOINT MESSAGE THAT COMES OUT FROM OUR CITY.

IT IS NOT ONE DISTRICT OVER ANOTHER IS NOT ONE COMMISSIONER OR THE MAYOR OR THE COMMISSION OVER ANOTHER.

IT IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE SPOT CHECKED.

WE ALL CARE ABOUT OUR RESIDENTS.

WE ALL CARE ABOUT OUR BUSINESS OWNERS.

WE CARE ABOUT EVERYBODY GOING THROUGH OUR CITY AND THEIR FAMILIES.

SO IF WE COULD HAVE THAT UNIFIED MESSAGE SAYING WE'RE DOING THE BEST WE CAN WITH THE LIMITED AMOUNT WE HAVE AT THIS TIME, IT WILL ROLL OUT AND IT'S GOING TO BE ROLLED OUT SAFELY.

SO IT WOULD BE HELPFUL.

SO THE COMMISSION AS A WHOLE WHEN WE'RE TALKING TO PEOPLE, THEY WON'T KNOW THAT.

AND AS FAR AS JOINING WITH CORAL SPRINGS, I THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA IF THE LOGISTICS ARE ABLE TO BE ACCOMMODATED TO WHERE WE ARE ONLY GIVING ENOUGH IF WE ONLY HAVE ENOUGH FOR THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND PEOPLE.

I JUST USE A NUMBER WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE THE TWO SHOTS.

SO WE HAVE TO HAVE THAT'S SEVENTY THOUSAND PROMISED DOSES TO US BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT TO GET A SHOT IN WEEK AND THEN BY WEEK THREE, WE DON'T HAVE IT COMING TO US AND THEN WE HAVE ANY ISSUES WITH OUR RESIDENTS, VACCINE.

CHIEF SAYLES YOU WANT TO SAY SOMETHING.

I DO WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THAT A LITTLE BIT.

THAT'S A MINIMUM IN TERMS OF THE THREE WEEKS, DEPENDING ON IF YOU'RE DEALING WITH PFITZER OR MODERNA OR THREE WEEKS AND A FULL WEEK FOR THE SECOND SHOT.

YOU CAN GO A LITTLE LONGER THAN THAT.

YOU DON'T WANT TO GO MUCH LONGER.

YOU CAN GO LONGER THAN THAT.

AND I GOT TO TELL YOU, OUR PRESIDENT ELECT HAS DECIDED, BECAUSE WHAT YOU WERE SAYING, A LOT OF VACCINES ARE BEING HELD BACK FOR THAT SECOND SHOT.

AND I GOT TO TELL YOU, I THINK GIVE IT ALL RIGHT NOW.

GIVE EVERYBODY THAT FIRST SHOT AND WE HAVE A SIX WEEK WINDOW OR PLUS TO COME DOWN WITH THAT SECOND SHOT.

YOU CAN GO A LITTLE LONGER THAN THE TWO THAN THE THREE WEEK AND FOUR WEEK.

AND WE CAN HIT ARMS QUICKER AND GET THAT FIRST DOSE OUT TO A LOT MORE PEOPLE RATHER THAN HOLDING BACK ON THAT SECOND DOSE, BECAUSE WE ARE CONCERNED THAT I THINK THE SUPPLY CHAIN IS GOING TO CATCH UP.

I MEAN, THE VACCINES ARE COMING OUT.

WE'RE HAVING DIFFERENT MANUFACTURERS THAT ARE COMING ALONG.

AND I KNOW THAT'S WHAT THE NEW PRESIDENT ELECT IS PLANNING ON DOING.

AND I THINK THE STATE IS RETHINKING A FEW THINGS AS WELL.

WELL, I APPRECIATE THAT, AND THAT'S GOOD TO KNOW THAT IT COULD BE A LITTLE BIT LONGER.

I THINK PART OF THE MESSAGING IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT IF THAT ROLLOUT COMES OUT WHERE YOU CAN NOT WAIT THAT LONG.

I THINK THAT MESSAGING IS GOING TO BE IMPORTANT BECAUSE OUR SENIORS ARE VERY CONCERNED.

THEY SAY, IF I CAN GET MY FIRST SHOT, WHAT IF I CAN'T GET MY SECOND? THEY READ THE NEWSPAPERS THAT HAVE THE HEADLINES OF NOT ENOUGH DOSES FOR THAT SECOND SHOT, AND THEN THEY PANIC THAT THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET THE SECOND SHOT OR THEY'RE NOT GOING TO GET IT IN TIME AND THEN THEY'RE GOING TO BE BACK TO BEING SHUT IN OR POSSIBLY GETTING COVID AND THE CONCERNS THAT THEY HAVE.

SO WHENEVER THAT ROLLOUT COMES IN, I THINK THAT MESSAGING IS IMPORTANT AND WE DO IT TOGETHER JOINTLY TO BE ABLE TO KEEP OUR RESIDENTS COMFORTABLE WHEN AND IF THAT HAPPENS.

YOU KNOW A COUPLE OF THINGS YOU SAID IF YOU DON'T MIND.

OH, I'M SORRY VICE MAYOR I SEE YOUR HAND UP, HE'S ON DECK.

OK, A COUPLE OF THINGS ON THAT IN TERMS OF JUST FOR INFORMATION SAKE.

JUST BECAUSE YOU GET THE TWO DOSES OF A VACCINE AND YOU'RE SEEING BECAUSE MOST OF THEM THAT HAVE GOTTEN THEIR FIRST ARE ABOUT TO GET THE SECOND, THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT YOU ARE IMMUNE THAT MEANS YOU'RE A NINETY FIVE PERCENT EFFICACY RATE, BUT IT DOESN'T MEAN YOU CAN'T GET COVID.

AND IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT YOU CAN'T BE A CARRIER OF IT.

AND IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT YOU LIMIT ANY OF YOUR PRECAUTIONS OR ANYTHING ALONG THOSE LINES, BECAUSE NOW THAT THE SENIOR COMMUNITY BECOMES VACCINATED AND THEY WANT TO START VISITING FAMILY AND THOSE KIND OF THINGS THAT THEY CAN'T DO RIGHT NOW, YOU CAN BE A CARRIER AND TAKE IT TO SOMEONE ELSE BECAUSE YOU NOW ARE VACCINATED.

SO THAT DOESN'T MEAN ALL OF THE PRECAUTIONS THAT WE'RE TAKING UNTIL WE GET 70 PERCENT OF THE ENTIRE POPULATION VACCINATED, YOU STILL ARE GOING TO HAVE TO ADHERE TO THOSE SAME PRECAUTIONS.

RIGHT.

AND IN THAT MESSAGE, IT'S TO LET THEM KNOW THAT GO OUT, KEEP YOUR PRECAUTIONS WERE STILL WASHING OUR HANDS WE ARE STILL SIX FEET.

WE'RE STILL WEARING MASKS.

WE'RE STILL DOING OR FACE COVERINGS.

WE'RE STILL BEING SAFE.

IT'S JUST WE ALSO DO HAVE TO BRING OUT SOME OF OUR POPULATION THAT HAS BEEN

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STAYING AT HOME SINCE MARCH IN FEAR.

THERE ARE SEVERAL OF OUR RESIDENTS WHO HAVE AGED 10 YEARS IN NINE MONTHS BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOT GONE OUT BECAUSE OF THIS FEAR.

SO WE'VE GOT TO HELP THEM BE COMFORTABLE TO AT LEAST WALK AROUND THEIR BLOCK, SO APPRECIATE VERY MUCH.

ONE MORE THING YOU KNOW FROM THE VACCINE PERSPECTIVE, YOU KNOW, IT TAKES TWO WEEKS TO DEVELOP ANTIBODIES.

SO ONCE YOU GET THAT FIRST SHOT, IT TAKES EVEN ON YOUR REGULAR FLU VACCINE, THAT'S A TWO WEEK WINDOW BEFORE YOU START TO DEVELOP THOSE ANTIBODIES SO YOU CAN IN THE INTERIM, PEOPLE CAN BE INFECTED WITH COVID PRETTY BADLY IN THAT FIRST TWO WEEKS.

SO YOU STILL GOT TO WATCH THOSE PRECAUTIONS AND THAT KIND OF THING BECAUSE IT TAKES TWO WEEKS AND THAT GIVES YOU AT MAYBE THAT 50 PERCENT MARK AND THEN THAT SECOND ONE PUTS YOU TO THE NINETY FIVE PERCENT, WHICH I THINK IS DEFINITELY INCLUDING OUR MESSAGE, IF WE CAN GET THAT MESSAGE JOINTLY OUT TO EVERYBODY WITH THAT.

AND IT ALSO IS A GOOD REASON FOR WHY MAYBE THE VACCINE SHOULD BE NOT JUST THREE, BUT MAYBE FOUR WEEKS OUT TO BE ABLE TO GET LONGER DOSES OF TIME, BUT.

I DIDN'T GO TO MEDICAL SCHOOL ON PURPOSE BECAUSE I DIDN'T LIKE THE SIGHT OF BLOOD AND NEEDLES, SO I'LL LEAVE IT TO YOU PROFESSIONALS TO HANDLE THAT ONE.

I THINK YOU VERY MUCH APPRECIATE ALL YOUR HELP.

AND EVERYBODY, WE'RE GOING TO GET THROUGH THIS.

WE DO.

WE DO IT TOGETHER.

VICE MAYOR.

YOU HAD YOU ARE ON DECK YOU HAD A QUESTION OR COMMENTS.

YES, I JUST HAD A COMMENT AND A SUGGESTION.

FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU.

CAN YOU SEND OUR REGARDS TO EVERYONE THAT'S BEEN PUTTING THIS TOGETHER TO GET THE VACCINES TO KINGS POINT.

AND IT'S A GOOD SIGN OF PROGRESS, WHICH IS GREAT.

BUT ALSO, WE CAN GET OUR CITY OF TAMARAC TO POST A VIDEO WHERE CHIEF SAYLES BEGINS TO TALK ABOUT WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON, PUT THAT LINK ON ON YOUTUBE AND THEN SHARE THAT LINK THROUGH FACEBOOK.

AND NEXT DOOR THIS WAY, WE CAN JUST GRAB THAT LINK, SEND IT TO WHOEVER WE WANT TO SEND IT TO AND SAY, HEY, LISTEN, THIS IS WHAT'S HAPPENING.

THIS IS THE PLAN.

AND THIS IS PRETTY MUCH JUST IS IT AS FAR AS INFORMATION GOES.

THIS WAY, WE'RE NOT CONTINUOUSLY TALKING OR CALLING PEOPLE BACK, EMAILING PEOPLE BACK.

AND IF WE CAN MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT, THAT'LL BE A GREAT.

VICE MAYOR I THINK THAT'S A FABULOUS SUGGESTION BECAUSE IT SHOULD COME FROM SORRY, CHIEF SAYLES.

IT SHOULD COME FROM YOU.

IF YOU'RE NOT OPPOSED TO IT YOU'RE MUTED MADAM MAYOR.

I DID THAT ON PURPOSE BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU GUYS, BUT SOUNDED LIKE I WAS RUNNING WATER SOMEWHERE I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HEARD THAT, BUT I'M NOT I SWEAR THERE'S NO WATER FOUNTAIN HERE IN THE OFFICE.

CITY MANAGER BACK TO YOU.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR, I AGREE WITH THE COMMENTS REGARDING TRYING TO COMMUNICATE GOING FORWARD, BUT I JUST WANT TO CAUTION YOU ALL THAT AS SOON AS WE PUT UP A VIDEO OF SOME INSTRUCTION, THAT VIDEO IS GOING TO BE EITHER INACCURATE OR OUT OF DATE BECAUSE THE SITUATION HAS CHANGED.

I THINK THAT WE'LL TALK INTERNALLY TODAY ABOUT HOW TO CREATE SOME BETTER INFORMATION FOR THE RESIDENTS ABOUT THE VACCINATION PROCESS AND ABOUT WHAT THEY CAN EXPECT.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS THAT THE EXPECTATION NEEDS TO BE THAT THAT INFORMATION IS GOING TO CHANGE PRETTY RAPIDLY.

AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT YOU HEARD FROM CHIEF SAYLES, WAS THAT EVERY EVERY DAY THAT THIS PASSES, WE GET A NEW WE GET A NEW MESSAGE.

AND SO I'M NOT SURE THAT WE CAN KEEP UP WITH KIND OF A VIDEO OF THE DAY.

WHAT WE DON'T WANT TO DO IS SEND OUT A MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF THAT IT'S NOT ACCURATE, YOU KNOW, AS OF SOME POINT IN TIME IN THE AFTERNOON.

SO WE'LL CERTAINLY LOOK AT A DIFFERENT WAY TO MESSAGE AND TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THAT.

SO YOU CAN SHARE WITH YOUR RESIDENTS.

AGAIN, I THINK THAT IT'S IMPORTANT TO KEEP IN MIND THAT IT'S NOT A DISTRICT ISSUE, IT'S NOT A TAMARAC ISSUE.

OBVIOUSLY, IT'S A WORLDWIDE ISSUE.

AND WE'RE GOING TO DO WHAT WE CAN DO TO TRY TO GET ACCESS TO THESE VACCINES FOR OUR RESIDENTS AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN.

WE'RE JUST GOING TO HAVE TO PREACH PATIENCE TO THE RESIDENTS BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT IT'S GOING TO TAKE AT THIS POINT.

YOU HEARD WHAT CHIEF SAID ABOUT THE SUPPLY.

WE UNDERSTAND WHAT THE DEMAND IS.

SO WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO ASK THEM TO CONTINUE TO BE PATIENT.

AND LET'S KEEP OUR FINGERS CROSSED THAT OUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN GET MORE OF

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THIS VACCINE ROLLED OUT TO DATE THAN WHAT WE AND YES, THE MESSAGE OBVIOUSLY IS ONE THAT'S GOING TO BE TO KEEP SAFE AND HEALTHY, AND THE OTHER PART OF IT WOULD BE THAT UPDATED INFORMATION WILL BE COMING AND TO CHECK CERTAIN THINGS AND AREAS OR RESOURCES FOR WHERE PEOPLE CAN CHECK.

VICE MAYOR.

PERHAPS WHEN WE DO POST IT ON THE SUBJECT LINE, JUST SAY AS OF TODAY ONLY OR SOMETHING IN THAT REALM WHERE IT SPEAKS OF, HEY, THIS IS TODAY, DON'T USE IT FOR TOMORROW.

MAKE SURE YOU GET AN UPDATE TOMORROW BECAUSE THINGS MAY CHANGE.

THAT'S JUST A SUGGESTION.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

SO, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IF THERE IS NOTHING FURTHER, IT IS 12:32, I WISH YOU A GREAT AFTERNOON.

GREAT TOMORROW.

AND LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU WEDNESDAY NIGHT FOR OUR COMMISSION MEETING.

BE WELL.

THANK YOU.

MEETING'S ADJOURNED.

I HAVE TO SAY THAT OFFICIALLY, MY APOLOGIES MEETING IS ADJOURNED.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.