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[CALL TO ORDER: ]

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WELCOME, EVERYBODY.

IT IS 7:00 P.M.

WE ARE HERE FOR OUR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13TH, 7:00 P.M.

VIRTUAL MEETING.

WILL OUR CITY CLERK.

PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

GOT IT.

THANK YOU.

IT SAYS SHE'S ON HOLD FOR SOME REASON.

ON THE PARTICIPANTS IT SAYS SHE'S ON HOLD FOR SOME REASON, WHICH MAKES IT A LITTLE BIT DIFFICULT FOR HER TO BE THE ONE TO LEAD US IN THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE THIS EVENING.

SO.

LOOKING DOWN THE LIST, I GUESS THE NEXT PERSON ON THAT ONE WOULD BE MYSELF.

SO IF YOU WOULD, EVERYBODY, WOULD YOU PLEASE STAND AND JOIN US FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

AND NEXT TIME WE'LL ROTATE IT BACK TO COMMISSIONER PLACKO SO SHE CAN DO THIS.

SORRY, I WAS HAVING TECHNICAL ISSUES.

YES, SORRY.

I CAN HEAR YOU.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

OK, WE ARE ALL BACK IN LINE NOW, FABULOUS.

MR. CITY ATTORNEY, WELCOME TO YOUR FIRST MEETING.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR, I'M EXCITED TO BE HERE.

SO CITY ATTORNEY WOULD YOU PLEASE PROVIDE THE INFORMATION RELATING TO OUR

[1. PROCEDURES FOR VIRTUAL MEETINGS ]

VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING, MEETING? OK, AGAIN, GOOD EVENING, MADAM MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COMMISSION.

FIRST OF ALL, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EXPRESS MY GRATITUDE TO SAM GOREN HELPING ME DURING THIS TRANSITION PERIOD.

I KNOW HE WILL BE RECOGNIZED LATER ON TONIGHT.

I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO SAM.

I EMERGENCY ORDINANCE, WHICH PERMITS THE CITY COMMISSION TO HOLD VIRTUAL COMMISSION MEETINGS UNDER THE GUIDELINES ADOPTED BY FOR VIRTUAL COMMISSION MEETINGS, THE CITY IS REQUIRED TO NOTICE ALL VIRTUAL MEETINGS.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE NOTICE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH CITY CODE AND STATE LAW.

THE CITY CLERK HAS POSTED ALL REQUIRED NOTICE REGARDING THE TEST REQUIREMENTS OF MEMBERS OF CITY COMMISSION OF VIRTUAL MEETINGS.

IF PHYSICAL QUORUM IS NOT REQUIRED, HAVING A VIRTUAL QUORUM IS REQUIRED BY LAW, THE CITY CLERK HAS CONFIRMED TONIGHT A VIRTUAL QUORUM HAS BEEN COMPLIED WITH.

ADDITIONALLY, THE BY MEMBERS OF THE CITY COMMISSION MUST BE BY ROLL-CALL VOTE.

THE CITY IT MUST ENSURE THAT ALL MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION, CITY MANAGER, HIS STAFF AND THE PUBLIC HAVE ACCESS TO THE VIRTUAL MEETING TONIGHT.

IF ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC WISHES TO COMMENT ON ANY AGENDA ITEMS OR PROVIDE COMMENTS DURING THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD TO REMEMBER, THE PUBLIC MAY PROVIDE COMMENTS BY TELEPHONE, BY EMAIL TO THE CITY CLERK AT CITYCLERK@TAMARAC.ORG, BY FACEBOOK LIVE CITY OF TAMARAC.

THE CITY CLERK WILL FACILITATE THE COMMENTS BY THE PUBLIC.

ALL PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO THE TIME LIMITATION AND THE CITY COMMISSION RULES AND PROCEDURES.

MOREOVER, ALL PUBLIC COMMENTS WILL BECOME PART OF THE PUBLIC RECORD.

IF PUBLIC ACCESS TO PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE PROHIBITED BY TECHNICAL PROBLEMS RELATED TO THE COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY USED BY THE CITY, THE CITY COMMISSIONERS REQUIRED TO RECESS THE MEETING UNTIL THE TECHNICAL PROBLEMS ARE CORRECTED.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NOW, I'M GOING TO JUST EXPRESS THIS TO MY COLLEAGUES AND JUST CONFIRM IT WAS MY UNDERSTANDING AND MOST OF OUR UNDERSTANDING THAT THERE WAS AN OUTAGE REGARDING AT&T IN SOUTH FLORIDA.

IT'S ALSO OUR UNDERSTANDING THAT THE OUTAGE HAS BEEN RESOLVED IN MOST LOCATIONS.

TAKING THAT UNDER CONSIDERATION AND WHAT OUR CITY ATTORNEY HAS JUST MENTIONED, I WOULD LIKE TO CONFIRM THAT MY COMMISSION IS STILL OK WITH US PROCEEDING WITH OUR MEETING TONIGHT.

IS THERE ANYBODY THAT HAS ANY OBJECTIONS? NOT SEEING ANY THEN WE WOULD MOVE FORWARD TO OUR PROCLAMATIONS.

[2.a. Proclamation - Honoring Samuel S. Goren for his years of service to the City]

THIS PROCLAMATION WAS REQUESTED BY COMMISSIONER MARLON BOLTON AND IS HONORING SAM S.

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GOREN FOR YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE CITY.

SAM, MR. GOREN HAS PRIOR COMMITMENTS AND APOLOGIZES THAT HE COULD NOT BE HERE TONIGHT.

AND ACTUALLY, HE'S GOT A COUPLE OF PRIOR COMMITMENTS, SO HE'S SORRY THAT HE'S NOT HERE TO ACCEPT THIS PERSONALLY.

I WILL READ THIS AND THEN WE WILL MAKE SURE HE RECEIVES THE ORIGINAL.

AND.

ALL RIGHT.

WHEREAS SAMUEL S.

GOREN HAS DEDICATED HIMSELF TO THE ROLE OF CITY ATTORNEY FOR THE CITY OF TAMARAC SINCE 2005 AND WHEREAS SAM'S EXPERIENCE AND LEGAL GUIDANCE HAS ENABLED THE CITY TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS IN NUMEROUS, LEGALLY COMPLEX AND CHALLENGING SITUATIONS.

HE'S REMAINED STEADFAST AND TRUE TO THE VALUES OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC IN THE DAILY WORK OF BEING A CITY ATTORNEY AND HAS CONTRIBUTED SIGNIFICANTLY TO A SOLID FOUNDATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE FOR OUR RESIDENTS.

AND WHEREAS SAM AS COUNCIL OF THE CITY'S LEADERSHIP WITH GRACE AND CALM DURING EXTRAORDINARY PERIODS OF CHANGE AND CHALLENGE, AND HAS BEEN A TRUSTED ADVISER TO TWO CITY MANAGERS AND NUMEROUS CITY COMMISSION MEMBERS DURING HIS TENURE WITH THE CITY.

AND WHEREAS SAM HAS WORKED CLOSELY WITH MEMBERS OF THE CITY STAFF FROM ALL DEPARTMENTS TO ADDRESS A WIDE RANGE OF ISSUES SUCH AS LAND USE, ELECTION, CONFLICT OF INTEREST, PUBLIC FINANCE AND BUDGET REDEVELOPMENT, ADA COMPLIANCE LITIGATION AND MUCH, MUCH MORE.

AND WHEREAS THE CITY HAS BEEN GROWING OVER THE PAST YEARS, BUT SAM HAS MAINTAINED A NOTABLE RECORD OF ACCOMPLISHMENT JUDICIAL INTEGRITY, CHARACTER, SERVICE AND EXCELLENCE IN ALL THAT HE HAS DONE, HIS INFLUENCE AND CONTRIBUTIONS HAVE LEFT A VALUABLE FOOTPRINT ON OUR CITY.

AND WHEREAS SAM HAS BEEN A TREASURED MEMBER OF THIS ORGANIZATION FOR HIS DEEP KNOWLEDGE OF MUNICIPAL LAW, STRENGTH AND CHARACTER AND TIMELY SENSE OF HUMOR.

HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY THE CITY COMMISSION AND STAFF.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, MICHELLE J.

GOMEZ AS MAYOR OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, THE CITY COMMISSION DO HEREBY RECOGNIZE SAMUEL S.

GOREN FOR THE COUNTLESS HOURS OF DEDICATION AND SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY AND RESPECTED COUNSELOR, EFFECTIVE LEGAL ADVOCATE AND A TREASURED FRIEND.

[2.b. Proclamation - Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.]

THE NEXT PROCLAMATION IS CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, AND THERE IS NOBODY IN THE AUDIENCE RECEIVING THIS.

WHEREAS DR.

AND BECAME ONE OF THE MOST VISIBLE ADVOCATES OF NONVIOLENCE AND DIRECT ACTION AS POSITIVE METHODS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE.

AND WHEREAS IN 1955, DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE NEWLY FORMED MONTGOMERY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION, WHERE HE GAINED NATIONAL PROMINENCE FOR HIS ROLE IN THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST SEGREGATION ON PUBLIC BUSSES.

AND HE WAS A FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF THE SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE SCLC FROM 1957 TO 1968 SUPPORTING THE STUDENT MOVEMENT AGAINST SEGREGATION.

AND WHEREAS IN THE SPRING OF 1963 DUE TO DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.'S INFLUENCE AND LEADERSHIP, PRESIDENT KENNEDY SUBMITTED A BROAD CIVIL RIGHTS LEGISLATION TO CONGRESS WHICH LED TO THE PASSAGE OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964.

AND WHEREAS DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.'S MASS DEMONSTRATIONS CULMINATED WITH A MARCH ON WASHINGTON FOR JOBS AND FREEDOM ON AUGUST 28, 1963, AT WHICH TIME DR. KING GAVE HIS MOST FAMOUS I HAVE A DREAM SPEECH.

AND WHEREAS DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WAS SELECTED TIME MAGAZINE'S MAN OF THE YEAR IN 1963 AND WAS AWARDED THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE IN 1964 AND WHEREAS WHILE SUPPORTING STRIKING SANITATION WORKERS IN MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE.

ON APRIL THREE, 1968, DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DELIVERED HIS FINAL ADDRESS.

I'VE BEEN TO THE MOUNTAINTOP.

THE NEXT DAY, DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WAS ASSASSINATED.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, MICHELLE J.

GOMEZ, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, ON BEHALF OF THIS COMMISSION DO HEREBY HONOR AND REMEMBER DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. FOR HIS CONCEPT OF SOMEBODYNESS SYMBOLIZED THE CELEBRATION OF HUMAN WARMTH AND GAVE BLACK AND POOR PEOPLE HOPE AND A SENSE OF DIGNITY.

DR. KING'S PHILOSOPHY OF NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION AND HIS STRATEGIES FOR A RATIONAL AND NONDESTRUCTIVE SOCIAL CHANGE GALVANIZED THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THIS NATION AND REORDERED ITS PRIORITIES.

DR. KING'S WISDOM, WORDS, ACTIONS, COMMITMENT AND HIS DREAM FOR NEW WAY OF LIFE ARE INDELIBLY INTERTWINED WITH THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE.

THANK YOU.

AT THE TIME WE WILL NOW GO TO OUR CITY COMMISSION REPORTS, COMMISSIONER

[3.a. Commissioner Bolton ]

BOLTON.

GOOD EVENING, MADAM MAYOR.

I HAVE NO REPORT THIS EVENING OTHER THAN TO WISH EVERYONE A VERY HAPPY

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MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY AND TO REMEMBER HIS LIFE AND TH LEGACY AND ALSO THE COMMITMENT TO HONOR HIM THROUGH SERVICE, OUR WORDS AND OUR ACTIONS.

IF THERE ARE ANY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT WANTS TO REACH ME, THEY CAN FIND WONDERFUL THINGS THAT I'M DOING IN MY COMMUNITY BY GOING TO FACEBOOK.COM/COMMISSIONERMAR LONBOLTON.

MY CELL PHONE NUMBER PRIVATE IS (954)275-3850.

IF ANYBODY HAS ANYTHING THEY WANT TO SAY TO ME, BUT THEY CANNOT SAY IN PUBLIC OTHER THAN THAT IT CAN REACH MY OFFICE (954)597-3460.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER, AND LOGGED IN AT 7:07 AND HE IS PRESENT.

AT THIS TIME COMMISSIONER GELIN, DO YOU HAVE A REPORT? COMMISSIONER GELIN? OK, THEN WE WILL NOW GO TO VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS.

[3.c. Vice Mayor Villalobos ]

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

I DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO REPORT EXCEPT I WOULD LIKE TO JUST GET AN UPDATE ON OUR CITY, OUR PERMANENT CITY ATTORNEY POSITION.

AND IF THAT'S SOMETHING MR. AND ALSO JUST WANT TO GIVE OUT MY PHONE NUMBER.

IT HAS BEEN KIND OF GOING AROUND.

SO IT'S 954-695-8912.

AND YOU CAN ALWAYS REACH CITY CLERK OR OUR OFFICE TO GET IN CONTACT WITH ME.

THAT'S IT.

AND I YEILD MY TIME.

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? I THINK MY PHONE WAS MUTED.

GIVE US A SECOND, COMMISSIONER GELIN, AND WE'LL COME BACK TO YOU.

CITY MANAGER, THERE WAS A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE THAT NOW OR IN YOUR REPORT.

NOW IS FINE MADAM MAYOR.

THAT'S OK.

AS VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS ASKED ABOUT THE PERMANENT CITY ATTORNEY APPOINTMENT, GIVEN THE DISCUSSIONS OF THE COMMISSION IN THE PAST, THE PROCUREMENT MANAGER IS IN THE PROCESS OF PUTTING TOGETHER A DRAFT RFQ RFP TO BE DISTRIBUTED TO THE COMMISSION AND TO BE DISCUSSED AT YOUR NEXT CITY COMMISSION MEETING, WHICH I BELIEVE IS JANUARY 27TH.

AFTER DISCUSSION AT THE NEXT CITY COMMISSION MEETING, THE STAFF WILL LOOK TO DIRECTION AS FAR AS PROCEEDING WITH THE SEARCH AT THAT POINT.

I HAVE A QUESTION.

COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YEAH, DID SOMEONE REQUEST THAT PROCUREMENT ISSUING AN RFP OR DRAFT AN RFP.

OK, CITY MANAGER.

I THOUGHT THAT WAS CONSISTENT WITH THE COMMISSION'S DIRECTION, WAS TO GET SOMETHING BACK TO YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION SO YOU GUYS COULD DECIDE HOW TO PROCEED.

OK, WHEN WAS THAT DONE? I THOUGHT THAT WAS DONE DURING THE DISCUSSIONS THAT YOU HAD REGARDING THE PERMANENT POSITION AND THE INTERIM POSITION.

OK, I DON'T RECALL THAT BUT OK.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER GELIN.

[3.b. Commissioner Gelin ]

YOUR REPORT.

THANK YOU.

SURE.

LEVENT, CAN YOU PULL IT UP? NO, NOT THAT THAT'S MY POWERPOINT, MY POWERPOINT.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO I THINK IN THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, I DID ATTEND THE SWEARING IN CEREMONY FOR OUR NEW COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS, JOE SCOTT.

NEXT LINE.

OVER THE HOLIDAY, I THINK DURING THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 16TH, I HAD A NEWSLETTER SENT OUT TO THE THIRTY THREE THOUSAND RESIDENTS OR HOUSEHOLDS IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC JUST SUMMARIZING SOME OF MY ACCOMPLISHMENTS OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST TWO YEARS AND PLANS FOR THE NEXT YEAR.

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AND I DID GET SOME FEEDBACK FROM THE COMMUNITY NEXT, SLIDE.

SO I DID RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH SOME I GUESS, SOME BANKS FOR SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE PASSED, LIKE THE RED LIGHT CAMERA AND THE BAN THE BOX NEXT SLIDE.

ALSO GOT SOME FEEDBACK WHERE PEOPLE JUST HAD QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COLONY WEST CLUBHOUSE, THE WHAT WHETHER OR NOT THE EDEN WEST APARTMENTS WERE FOR RENTALS OR WERE THEY HOMES? SO IT WAS GREAT TO JUST HAVE THIS INTERACTION WITH SOME RESIDENTS.

AND AS YOU RECALL FROM THE MEETING WE HAD EARLIER THIS WEEK, THE WORKSHOP VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS ASKED THE THE PERSON THAT WAS ON THE CALL, YOU KNOW, HOW WE CAN GET SOME FEEDBACK.

AND I REALLY THINK IT'S INCUMBENT UPON YOU TO GO BACK TO THAT PAGE IS REALLY INCUMBENT UPON THIS COMMISSION AND STAFF TO PLEASE PULL THE POWERPOINT BACK UP TO PROVIDE THE COMMISSION WITH THE RESOURCES THAT WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO INTERACT WITH THE RESIDENTS, WHETHER THAT MEANS, YOU KNOW, MAIL COMMUNICATIONS, EMAIL COMMUNICATION, TEXT MESSAGING CAMPAIGN, THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE'RE GOING TO NEED TO DO IN ORDER TO BETTER INTERACT WITH OUR RESIDENTS.

NEXT SLIDE.

AND PROBABLY NEXT TWO ACTUALLY.

CAN I TAKE CONTROL OF THIS? YOU KNOW, I CAN.

OK.

ALL RIGHT, ANOTHER ANOTHER GREAT RESPONSE THAT I GOT FROM FROM A RESIDENT AND THEN I ALSO GOT SOME HATE MAIL.

I DO GET SOME HATE MAIL EVERY NOW AND THEN.

SO THIS WAS FROM WHAT I CONSIDER TO BE A RACIST COWARD THAT DID NOT PUT HIS RETURN ADDRESS OR NAME ON THE LETTER SAYS THESE COMMUNITIES WERE NEVER INTENDED FOR YOUR KIND.

YOU SHOULD MOVE TO I'M NOT SURE WHO IS HE REFERRING TO.

BUT, YOU KNOW, WE DO I DO GET THIS EVERY NOW AND THEN, WHICH IS WHY I THOUGHT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO, YOU KNOW, PASS THAT RESOLUTION ON WHITE SUPREMACY.

I ALSO GOT ANOTHER EMAIL REGARDING MY INCIDENT WITH THE BSO DEPUTY AND THIS EMAIL, MR. NICHOLAS BRIGANTI ENCOURAGED ME TO KEEP PURSUING CHANGE IN THE COMMUNITY, ENCOURAGE UNCOMFORTABLE DIALOG ON POLICE MISCONDUCT AND RACIAL INEQUALITY.

AND THAT'S WHAT I INTEND TO DO.

HE ALSO SAID, HOPEFULLY I RECEIVE SUPPORT FROM MY COLLEAGUES, WHICH I THINK I HAVE, AND SUPPORT FROM THE PRESIDING POLICE AND OR SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, WHICH I HAVE AND I CAN SAY BSO HAS BEEN COMPLETELY AND 100 PERCENT PROFESSIONAL AND COURTEOUS WITH ME THROUGHOUT MY TIME HERE IN TAMARAC.

NOW, I DO WANT TO MAKE SOME COMMENTS ABOUT THE CURRENT PRESIDENT WHO WAS JUST IMPEACHED FOR A SECOND TIME TODAY.

YOU KNOW, HIS CHARACTER HAS BEEN KNOWN FOR MANY YEARS NOW.

AND BACK IN 2016, HILLARY CLINTON CALLED IT OUT WHERE SHE SAID THAT, YOU KNOW, HALF OF TRUMP SUPPORTERS COULD BE PLACED INTO WHAT SHE CALLED A BASKET OF DEPLORABLE, RACIST, SEXIST, HOMOPHOBIC, XENOPHOBIC, ISLAMOPHOBIC, ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE.

AND WE JUST SAW THAT DISPLAYED JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO.

AND AS I SAID AGAIN, YOU KNOW.

YOU KNOW.

IT DOESN'T TAKE A GENIUS TO SEE WHAT COULD BE FORTHCOMING AND WE SAW THIS HAPPENING, WHICH IS WHY I WAS DISAPPOINTED, PARTICULARLY IN YOU, MAYOR GOMEZ, FOR NOT CHAMPIONING SOMETHING LIKE THIS, WHERE WE KNOW THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS EMBOLDENED PEOPLE WHO HAVE RACIST AND DISCRIMINATORY FEELINGS TOWARDS PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND PEOPLE LIKE ME.

AND THAT'S WHY WE SHOULD MAKE A STAND AND AND LET OUR POSITION BE KNOWN AGAINST THOSE WHO PROMOTE HATRED AND WHITE SUPREMACY.

AND I JUST WANT TO PLAY THIS VIDEO BECAUSE I THINK THIS REALLY HIGHLIGHTS I DON'T KNOW IF MAYBE YOU NEED TO TAKE CONTROL OF THIS ONE LEVENT.

YOU KNOW HOW A LOT OF AMERICANS FEEL ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED ON JANUARY 6TH.

NOT THAT ONE, NOT THAT ONE, THE ONE THAT WAS ON MY POWERPOINT.

CAN YOU CLICK ON THAT LINK OR COPY AND PASTE IT AND PUT IT ON THE WEB BROWSER?

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IF IT'S TOO MUCH TROUBLE, WE CAN WE CAN JUST SKIP IT AND I'LL JUST GO ON TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

WELL.

YEAH, SO, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF PEOPLE WHEN YOU BRING UP WHITE SUPREMACY, PEOPLE JUST THINK OF BLACK AND WHITE, BUT IT'S MORE THAN THAT.

AND SOME OF THE FOLKS THAT SHOWED UP AT THE CAPITOL WHERE ANTISEMITES AND THERE ARE PLENTY OF PEOPLE OF THE JEWISH FAITH IN OUR COMMUNITY.

AND SO PART OF THE REASON WHY I WANTED TO BRING THAT UP WAS TO STAND UP FOR THEM AND TO STAND UP FOR OTHER PEOPLE.

AND SO I JUST WANTED TO POINT THAT OUT ALSO, YOU KNOW, IT WAS VERY CLEAR THAT, YOU KNOW, THERE'S A THERE'S A DIFFERENT APPROACH WHEN IT COMES TO APPROACHING BLACK PEOPLE WHO ARE VIEWED UPON AS THREATS AND WHITE FOLKS THAT ARE VIEWED UPON AS THREATS.

AND THERE WAS A PRICE TO PAY FOR THAT.

AND, YOU KNOW, WHEN I LOOK BACK AT MY EXPERIENCE WHERE I ACTUALLY OBEYED AN OFFICER'S COMMAND AND STILL GOT ARRESTED, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE SON OF ONE OF OUR EMPLOYEES WHO JUST HAD A LITTLE FENDER BENDER WITH AN UNMARKED POLICE CAR AND HE HAD A GUN POINTED AT HIM, AND YOU COMPARE THAT TO DELUCCA ROLLE AT THE MCDONALD'S, GETTING HIS FACE BASHED IN TO THE FLOOR.

AND YOU COMPARE THAT TO WHAT HAPPENED IN THE CAPITAL WHERE ONLY 52 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED ON THAT FIRST DAY, MOST OF WHICH WERE ARRESTED FOR VIOLATING A CURFEW.

AND ALL THESE FOLKS WHO KILLED A POLICE OFFICER AND DESTROYED THE CAPITAL AND VERY FEW OF THEM GOT ARRESTED, THEY GOT THE OPPORTUNITY TO JUST WALK AWAY AND GO HOME AND GET ARRESTED LATER ON.

YOU KNOW, THAT SHOWS THE TRUE DISPARITY IN OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM.

AND HERE'S JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF A WOMAN WHO WAS PEACEFULLY PROTESTING.

SHE WAS ARRESTED RIGHT ON THE SPOT.

SOMEONE ELSE WITH A GUN AND ZIP TIES WAS NOT ARRESTED ON THE SPOT.

THAT'S JUST THE CLEAR DISPARITIES WE SEE.

PEOPLE ALWAYS TALK ABOUT BLUE LIVES MATTER, BUT THESE FOLKS HAVE PROVED THAT THEY DON'T BELIEVE THAT BLUE LIVES MATTER.

BLUE LIVES MATTER ONLY IN COMPARISON TO BLACK LIVES.

AND THAT'S WHY THAT STATEMENT WAS PUT OUT ONLY AFTER THE CALLS FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER.

AND JUST YOU KNOW, I DO WANT TO CALL FOR A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR THE AIR FORCE VETERAN POLICE CAPITOL POLICE OFFICER WHO UNFORTUNATELY WAS A TRUMP SUPPORTER.

IN FACT, HE ACTUALLY WROTE TO HIS CONGRESSMAN IN SUPPORT OF TRUMP AND HE UNFORTUNATELY PASSED AWAY.

SO WE'LL JUST DO A QUIET MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR A MOMENT.

ALL RIGHT.

AND SO WE HAVE AN ITEM COMING UP LATER ON, AND I JUST WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT THE COMMENTS OF LIZ CHENEY, THE SON OF DICK CHENEY, WHO SUPPORTED AND VOTED TO IMPEACH PRESIDENT TRUMP, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES SUMMONED THIS MOB ASSEMBLED THE MOB AND LIT THE FLAME OF THIS ATTACK.

EVERYTHING THAT FOLLOWS IS HIS DOING.

NONE OF THIS WOULD HAVE HAPPENED WITHOUT THE PRESIDENT.

I WILL VOTE TO IMPEACH.

AND THEN ALSO, IF I COULD GET CLARIFICATION FROM BOTH OUR FIRE CHIEF AND OUR BSO CAPTAIN TO CONFIRM THAT THERE WERE NO TAMARAC FIRE EMPLOYEES IN DC AT THE CAPITOL AND NO TAMARAC BSO OR BSO EMPLOYEES IN GENERAL, AS THERE WERE SOME OFF DUTY POLICE OFFICERS FROM CITIES AND STATES ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

THERE WERE RETIRED MILITARY OFFICERS THERE.

SO WE CAN GET CLARIFICATION OF THAT, THAT'LL BE GREAT.

AND THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO.. THANK YOU.

[3.d. Commissioner Placko ]

THAT'S A TOUGH ONE TO FOLLOW, MIKE.

I DO KEEP IN CLOSE TOUCH WITH MY RESIDENTS AND THIS IS A RESIDENT I RECEIVED A EMAIL FROM AND SHE ASKED ME TO SHARE IT WITH ALL OF YOU.

THIS IS A WOMAN I KNOW QUITE WELL.

I'VE WORKED WITH HER FOR YEARS.

AND SHE SAID THIS YEAR I RECEIVED THE VERY BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT EVER FROM THE

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CITY OF TAMARAC.

I CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR MY BEAUTIFUL NEW ROOF.

MY DAMAGED ROOF WAS A SOURCE OF GREAT ANXIETY FOR ME, AND I CAN ATTEST TO THAT.

IT WAS.

AND EACH TIME IT RAINED, I FEARED WHAT WOULD HAPPEN.

WHAT A WONDERFUL THE CITY'S PROGRAM TO HELP ITS CITIZENS IS VERY GRATIFYING.

I WISH I COULD THANK EACH ONE OF YOU INDIVIDUALLY.

BUT, DEBRA, I ASK YOU TO PASS THIS ON TO THOSE OF YOUR COLLEAGUES WHO WERE INVOLVED IN THIS.

SO I JUST WANTED TO SHARE THAT WITH YOU.

WE HAVE DONE SOME GOOD THINGS FOR OUR RESIDENTS.

THERE'S MORE WE CAN DO.

THERE'S MORE WE WILL DO.

BUT IT'S NICE TO GET SOMETHING LIKE THIS.

WE ARE TRULY HELPING PEOPLE THEY APPRECIATED IT.

AND I WANTED TO SHARE THAT WITH MY COLLEAGUES.

AND AT THAT I WILL STEP DOWN.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

[3.e. Mayor Gomez ]

WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.

IT'S GOOD TO SEE EVERYBODY HERE.

THIS IS AN EXCELLENT COMMISSION AND I'VE SAID THIS BEFORE, INDIVIDUALLY WE STAND SEPARATED WE'RE NOT AS STRONG AS WE WORK TOGETHER.

THERE ARE THINGS THAT SOME OF US DO.

WE GET TO THE SAME PLACE IN A DIFFERENT PATH.

WE MAY HAVE OUR OWN FEELINGS ABOUT THINGS, BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS OUR CITY IS WHAT WE CARE ABOUT MOST.

AND THAT'S WHY WE WORK HARD TO KEEP OUR CITY AS EXCELLENT AS IT IS AND IMPROVE WHERE WE CAN.

AND AS I'VE SHARED WHEN WE HAD THIS DISCUSSION AND SOME GROWING PAINS, AS WE DO HAVE NEEDS NOW THAT NEED TO BE MET.

AND WE DO HAVE SOME FINANCIAL CHALLENGES THAT COME WITH COVID, BUT WE'RE GOING TO GET THROUGH AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A GREAT STRATEGIC PLANNING TO CONTINUE OUR PATH FOR CONTINUE TO DO WHAT'S BEST FOR OUR CITY.

SO I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH EVERYBODY CAN CONTINUE TO DO SO.

[4. CITY ATTORNEY REPORT ]

AT THE TIME I'M GOING TO HAND IT OVER TO OUR CITY ATTORNEY AND I JUST HAVE ONE ITEM AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION ARE AWARE THAT DEVELOPER FOR THE PLAN APPLICATION.

THE CASE IS PENDING BEFORE THE APPELLATE DIVISION OF THE TRIAL COURT HERE IN BROWARD COUNTY.

THE COURT HAS NOT DIRECTED THE CITY TO RESPOND AT THIS TIME.

I WILL MAKE SURE TO KEEP ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION AWARE OF THE STATUS OF THE CASE AS WE PROCEED WITH THE CASE.

THANK YOU MADAM MAYOR.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

CITY ATTORNEY, YOUR REPORT.

I GUESS WE JUST DID THAT.

SORRY, I MEANT CITY MANAGER, THANK YOU.

[5. CITY MANAGER REPORT ]

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

JUST A FEW THINGS THIS EVENING AS A PART OF OUR ONGOING EFFORTS TO SUPPORT OUR INDEPENDENT SMALL BUSINESS TAMARAC RESTAURANTS, ESPECIALLY DURING THIS TIME OF COVID THAT HAS IMPACTED OUR RESTAURANTS ESPECIALLY HARD.

THE CITY'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF THE NEW TAMARAC RESTAURANT GUIDE.

THE GUIDE FEATURES AN INTERACTIVE MAP HIGHLIGHTING RESTAURANT MENUS, TAKEOUT AND DELIVERY OPTIONS ALSO BEING OFFERED WITHIN THIS ONLINE GUIDE ARE COUPONS AND SPECIALS FROM EACH RESTAURANT AS A PART OF OUR TAMARAC TOGETHER SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS EFFORTS WE ENCOURAGE OUR TAMARAC COMMUNITY TO HELP SUPPORT OUR SMALL BUSINESS RESTAURANTS AND CHECK OUT THE RESTAURANT GUIDE AND THE GREAT DEALS AT WWW.TAMARACFLAVORMAP.COM.

FROM PARKS AND RECREATION.

WE HAVE MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY CELEBRATION IN HONOR OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY.

THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT INVITES EVERYONE TO JOIN US FOR A VIRTUAL PRESENTATION BY SPEAKER JUDGE GEORGE ODOM JR., WHO WILL DISCUSS KEEPING YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE.

THIS VIRTUAL PRESENTATION WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY, JANUARY 18TH, 2021 AT 10 A.M.

TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS FREE VIRTUAL PRESENTATION WE'LL ASK EVERYBODY TO SIGN UP AT THE CITY'S WEBSITE.

THAT'S WWW.TAMARAC.ORG.

WE'LL ALSO BE PROMOTING THIS SIGN UP ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

IN ADDITION, AS A PART OF OUR CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP WITH COLLIER, COLLIER HAS INVITED EACH OF US TO WATCH A VIRTUAL BROADCAST OF THE YMCA 17TH ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING JR INSPIRATIONAL BREAKFAST.

THAT'S ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 15TH.

IT'S BEGINNING AT 7:45 A.M.. THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR THIS IS INSPIRATIONAL BREAKFAST IS THE REVEREND JAMES LAWSON, ONE OF OUR LAST REMAINING ICONIC CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS.

REVEREND LAWSON, LIKE DR. KING, IS A PROPONENT OF ACTIVISM AND HOW WE AS HUMAN BEINGS HAVE THE POWER TO INFLUENCE POSITIVE CHANGE FOR ALL PEOPLE.

THIS IS THE, THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME.

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AND WE BELIEVE EVERYONE NEEDS TO HEAR REVEREND LAWSON'S MESSAGE.

SO THIS YEAR, OUR VIRTUAL EVENT, WE WOULD LIKE TO INVITE EVERYONE TO TAKE THIS LINK AND TO SHARE IT WITH YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND PROFESSIONAL NETWORK.

WE CANNOT IMAGINE A BETTER WAY TO RESTART THE YEAR AGAIN.

THAT IS FROM COLLIER'S.

AND WE WILL DISTRIBUTE THAT LINK TO EACH OF YOU FOR YOUR DISTRIBUTION AS YOU SEE FIT.

FINALLY FEEDING SOUTH FLORIDA IS HAVING A DRIVE THRU FOOD DISTRIBUTION AS THEY HAVE.

IT IS CONTINUING.

AND THE NEXT DISTRIBUTION TAKING PLACE IS MONDAY, JANUARY 25TH, 2021 FROM NINE A.M.

TO 11 A.M.

AT THE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH.

CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER TO OUR PUBLIC SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

WE HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED THAT THE PUBLIC SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN AWARDED THE 2020 OUTSTANDING WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AWARD FIRST PLACE.

AWARDED BY THE AMERICAN WATER WORKS ASSOCIATION, THE FLORIDA SECTION.

THIS IS A GREAT TEAM EFFORT BY OUR WATER TREATMENT AND DISTRIBUTION STAFF MEMBERS, AND I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE FOR THEIR HARD WORK AND CONTINUE TO CITY.

WAY TO GO.

IN SOME OTHER BUSINESS WE HAVE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2-31 B OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC CODE OF ORDINANCES, I AM ANNOUNCING THAT A MEMBER OF THE PLANNING BOARD HAS BEEN DEEMED TO HAVE FORFEITED THEIR APPOINTMENT TO THE PLANNING BOARD .

IF OVER A PERIOD OF SEVENTY FIVE CONSECUTIVE DAYS, INCLUDING THE MONTH OF JULY, A COMMITTEE OR BOARD MEMBER SHOULD BE ABSENT FROM ALL REGULAR MEETINGS OF THE COMMITTEE OR BOARD TO WHICH THEY HAVE BEEN APPOINTED BY THE CITY COMMISSION, THE MEMBERS SHALL BE DEEMED TO HAVE FORFEITED THEIR APPOINTMENT, AND IT IS TO BE ANNOUNCED THAT THE NEXT REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING FOLLOWING THE ABSENCE.

BEING THAT THE MEMBER HAS BEEN ABSENT FROM ALL REGULAR MEETINGS FOR MORE THAN SEVENTY FIVE DAYS, THE MEMBER IS DEEMED TO HAVE FORFEITED THE APPOINTMENT.

THE CITY CLERK WILL PROCEED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CODE TO ADVERTISE FOR THE APPOINTEES REPLACEMENT.

I HAVE DISCUSSED THIS MATTER WITH THE WITH THE APPOINTING COMMISSIONER AND IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT WE'LL MOVE FORWARD IN THAT MANNER.

THAT IS ALL THAT I HAVE THIS EVENING, MADAM MAYOR.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I HAVE COMMISSIONER BOLTON HAS A QUESTION.

JUST JUST A POINT OF CLARIFICATION.

CAN YOU ARE YOU AT LIBERTY, MR. CITY MANAGER, TO TELL US WHO THE APPOINTEE IS OR YOU INTENTIONALLY LEFT THAT PART VAGUE OR.

THE APPOINTEE WAS THE PLANNING BOARD CHAIR, MRS. MICHAELSON.

OK, AND IF SHE WANTS TO REAPPLY TO THE POSITION AFTER BEING FORFEITED, AFTER FORFEITING THE POSITION, IS SHE ABLE TO.

THAT'S A QUESTION FOR YOU OR HANS IF IT PLEASES THE MAYOR.

SHE IS SHE IS ABLE TO THAT THAT OPTION HAS BEEN GIVEN TO THE APPOINTING COMMISSIONER, COMMISSIONER.

OK, GOT IT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

NOW WE'LL MOVE ON TO PUBLIC PARTICIPATION, ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC MAY SPEAK TO AN

[6. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ]

ISSUE THAT IS NOT AGENIZED FOR PUBLIC HEARING AT THIS MEETING.

SPEAKERS WILL BE LIMITED TO THREE MINUTES DURING THIS ITEM AND AT PUBLIC HEARINGS THERE WILL BE A 30 MINUTE AGGREGATE TIME LIMIT FOR THIS ITEM.

ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC WISHING TO COMMENT PUBLICLY ON A MATTER, INCLUDING ITEMS ON THE AGENDA, MAY SUBMIT THEIR COMMENTS BY EMAIL TO CITYCLERK@TAMARAC.ORG.

ALL COMMENTS SUBMITTED BY EMAIL THAT HAVE READ ORALLY ARE THREE MINUTES OR LESS SHALL BE READ INTO THE RECORD.

ALL COMMENTS SUBMITTED BY EMAIL SHALL BE MADE PART OF THE PUBLIC RECORD.

PUBLIC COMMENTS MAY ALSO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE DURING THE MEETING THROUGH FACEBOOK LIVE.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY ALSO REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.TAMARAC.ORG/SIGNUP.

INDIVIDUALS WILL BE CONTACTED BY TELEPHONE AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME DURING THE MEETING TO OFFER THEIR PUBLIC COMMENTS.

WE DO NOT HAVE ANY QUASI JUDICIAL SO I WILL NOT GO THERE.

CITY CLERK, IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING WE HAVE A COMMENT.

WILL YOU PLEASE READ THE SAME FOR THE RECORD.

YES, ACTUALLY MADAM MAYOR, WE HAVE TWO COMMENTS BY EMAIL AND ONE BY PHONE.

THE FIRST ONE COMES FROM A RONALD HE SAYS, SIRS, KINDLY HAVE A MOTION MADE BY ANY CITY COMMISSIONER THAT THE ABANDONED GOLF COURSES OF THE WOODLAND'S BE ZONED AS RECREATIONAL ASAP.

THANKS, RONALD RRCLEGAL@YAHOO .

COM.

THE SECOND ONE COMES FROM WARREN GREEN.

IT SAYS MAYOR AND COMMISSION.

IF THE EVENTS OF THE PAST WEEK HAVE UNDERSCORED ANYTHING, IT'S THAT WORDS

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HAVE CONSEQUENCES, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY'RE SPOKEN BY ELECTED OFFICIALS, WHICH IS WHY THE ONGOING DIVISIVE RHETORIC FROM COMMISSIONER MARLIN BOLTON MUST STOP.

AT REWRITING OFFICIALS.

TO ACCUSE SAM GOREN OF BEING UNTRUSTWORTHY AND CALLING THE OUTSIDE ATTORNEY BROUGHT IN BECAUSE OF YOUR ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR, AN AMBULANCE CHASER IS REPREHENSIBLE.

THE PUBLIC SHOULD BE REMINDED THAT THIS HIGHLY RESPECTED ATTORNEY WAS BROUGHT IN BY PROFESSIONAL STAFF BECAUSE, AS EXPLAINED MORE THAN ONCE, COMMISSIONER BOLTON'S BEHAVIOR WAS TOTALLY OUT OF LINE.

HAD COMMISSIONER BOLTON'S ACTIONS BEEN MADE BY A CITY EMPLOYEE, THAT EMPLOYEE WOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED LONG AGO.

BUT ELECTED OFFICIALS ARE HELD TO A DIFFERENT STANDARD.

THEORETICALLY, A HIGHER STANDARD.

NAME CALLING AND REWRITING HISTORY ARE BELOW THE STANDARDS TO WHICH WE OUGHT TO HOLD OUR COMMISSION.

ENOUGH ALREADY, MR. BOLTON.

IT'S TIME TO TREAT OTHERS, INCLUDING THOSE ON THE DAIS, WITH THE SAME RESPECT YOU BELIEVE YOU DESERVE.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

THANK YOU.

I HAVE ONE CALL.

SO, MR. DIRECTOR OF IT, WOULD YOU PLEASE REACH OUT TO JEFFREY SHAPIRO? IN THE INTERIM, COMMISSIONER BOLTON AND I DO SEE YOUR HAND UP, IS THAT AN OLD OR NEW? THAT IS NEW MADAM MAYOR.

OK, AFTER MR. SHAPIRO IS.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON, WHILE WE WAIT, IS YOUR COMMENT SOMETHING THAT COULD BE DONE WITHIN THE TIME FRAME, AS WE ARE WAITING FOR MR. SHAPIRO'S CALL.

ABSOLUTELY.

I DON'T NECESSARILY FROM TIME TO TIME ADDRESS PUBLIC COMMENTS ALTHOUGH I CAN, BUT I CHOOSE NOT TO.

BUT I THINK THAT ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, SO TO SPEAK.

I THINK THAT THESE FAKE FACEBOOK PROFILES, YOU KNOW, CREATED TO PUSH RHETORIC IS IS JUST ABSURD.

I ACTUALLY THINK THAT SAM GOREN IS AN AMAZING ATTORNEY.

I THINK THAT HIS TIME IN TAMARAC EXPIRED.

THAT WAS A BUSINESS DECISION.

AND I STAND BY THAT DECISION.

I DON'T HAVE BUYER'S REMORSE.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, I THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, SAM WILL CONTINUE TO DO WELL IN WHATEVER HE DOES.

BUT AS IT RELATES FOR THE CITY, RELATES TO THE CITY OF TAMARAC, I THINK THAT HIS TIME CAME TO AN END.

YOU KNOW, PEOPLE OFTEN SAY THAT MAKE COMMENTS ABOUT AMBULANCE CHASING AND HE WAS INVESTIGATED AND THAT THAT SORT OF STUFF.

THAT WAS NOT AN INVESTIGATION.

THAT WAS INNUENDOES PAID FOR BY THE CITY TO INVESTIGATE THINGS THAT WERE SAID AT THE POLLS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO YOU AS WELL.

SO, YOU KNOW, TO ADDRESS THOSE.

IT'S I DON'T HAVE TO.

BUT I THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, AT SOME POINT PEOPLE NEED TO STOP.

THIS WAS NOT THE FIRST TIME THAT SOMEBODY ACTUALLY QUESTIONED MR GOREN'S ABILITY TO GIVE SOUND LEGAL ADVICE.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, I WATCHED AND WENT THROUGH OTHER MEETINGS WHERE, FOR INSTANCE, YOU, MADAM MAYOR, ASKED THE CITY ATTORNEY OR CITY STAFF TO LOOK INTO THE LEGAL ADVICE THAT HE WAS GIVING YOU.

I WATCHED ONE OF THE MEETINGS WHERE YOU ACTUALLY CRIED BECAUSE THE COMMISSION DID NOT WANT TO GIVE YOU A GATE IN THE WOODLANDS.

AND YOU QUESTIONED SAM GORAN'S ABILITY AND HIS LEGAL ADVICE.

SO THIS WAS NOT THIS WOULD NOT.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON, I'M GOING TO ASK YOU TO NOT TO NOT CONTINUE DOWN THIS PATH,

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IT IS UNNECESSARY.

AND YOU'RE CALLING CHARACTERISTICS THAT I YOU KNOW, IT CAUSES FOR REBUTTAL AND NOT NECESSARY, WHICH IS WHAT YOU'RE SAYING.

SO WOULD YOU PLEASE WRAP THIS UP? IT IS NOT A REBUTTAL.

I'M TAKING MY OPPORTUNITY TO RESPOND TO.

YOU'RE BRINGING IN STUFF THAT WAS NOT MENTIONED IS WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

SO.

SO, MADAM MAYOR, IT IS PUBLIC RECORD.

I WATCHED I WATCHED THE THE MEETING, YOU KNOW, I SAW, YOU KNOW, WHERE, YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE QUESTIONED HIS INTEGRITY AND HIS CHARACTER AND THAT SORT OF STUFF.

AND YOU CRIED ON THE DAIS.

SO, YOU KNOW, ALL THESE PEOPLE WHO ARE DOING YOUR BIDDING, WHETHER THEY'RE REAL OR FAKE, YOU KNOW, IT JUST NEEDS TO STOP.

AND I THINK THIS IS THIS IS CHILDISH AND CARTOONISH.

AND I'VE HAD ENOUGH, QUITE FRANKLY.

OK, SO I WILL CONTINUE TO BE A COMMISSIONER HERE AND I WILL CONTINUE TO CALL OUT PEOPLE WHO I FEEL IS DOING THE CITY AN INJUSTICE.

AND THAT IS WHAT I'M CALLED TO DO TO FIGHT FOR MY RESIDENTS.

AND I WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT, WHETHER YOUR FAKE SOCIAL MEDIA, PEOPLE LIKE IT OR NOT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THE PROBLEM YOU CAN SPEAK WITH YOUR DESIRE, BUT THE ALLEGATIONS YOU'RE MAKING TO ME ARE IS NOT APPRECIATED.

AND MR. SHAPIRO HAS BEEN SAYING THAT HE'S NOT BEEN CALLED YET.

SO I WOULD ASK THAT THERE'S OBVIOUSLY SOMETHING THAT IS NOT WORKING FOR THE COMMUNICATION WITH MR. SHAPIRO.

COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YES, SO.

YOU KNOW, KIND OF, YOU KNOW, IN DEFENSE OF COMMISSIONER BOLTON, WE ALL HAVE, YOU KNOW, ATTORNEYS ARGUE POINTS, RIGHT.

ATTORNEYS ARGUE OPINIONS.

AND AS A COMMISSION, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A RIGHT TO EITHER AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH THE LEGAL OPINION OF AN ATTORNEY.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON CHALLENGED A LEGAL OPINION, SOUGHT A SECONDARY LEGAL OPINION.

AND THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT.

THE CALLER SAID THAT PROFESSIONAL STAFF BROUGHT IN THE CITY ATTORNEY.

THAT'S NOT TRUE.

THE COMMISSION SELECTS AND DETERMINES WHETHER OR NOT A CITY ATTORNEY STAYS.

AND SO I THINK THERE NEEDS TO BE SOME EDUCATION TO THE PUBLIC IN TERMS OF WHAT THE PROCESS IS.

AND FINALLY, THE CITY ATTORNEY CHOSE TO LEAVE.

HE LEFT ON HIS OWN.

NO ONE FORCED HIM TO LEAVE.

NO ONE ASKED THEM TO LEAVE.

HE DECIDED TO LEAVE ON HIS OWN.

AND HE DIDN'T GIVE ANY REASON.

AND WE GAVE HIM 14, 15 YEARS.

HE GAVE US LESS THAN 30 DAYS.

SO THAT DIDN'T PUT US IN A GOOD POSITION.

YOU KNOW, THE CITY ATTORNEY, MAYBE HIS OWN CONCLUSION WAS, YOU KNOW, THINGS ARE GOING TO BE A LOT HARDER BECAUSE MY WORK IS GOING TO BE QUESTIONED AND CHALLENGED.

AND WE HAVE A RIGHT TO QUESTION AND CHALLENGE A CITY ATTORNEY.

AND, YOU KNOW, LAWYERS GO TO COURT ALL THE TIME BECAUSE ONE ATTORNEY AGREES TO ONE SET OF FACTS.

ANOTHER ATTORNEY AGREES THAT THEY'RE RIGHT BASED ON THE SAME SET OF FACTS.

THEY ARGUE IT OUT.

AND A JUDGE MAKES A DECISION IN THIS CASE AS A COMMISSION WE'RE THE JUDGE, HE MADE A DECISION TO WALK AWAY.

AND THAT'S THAT'S HIS RIGHT.

AND HE'S GOT A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS.

AND SO THAT'S THAT'S GREAT FOR HIM.

BUT, YOU KNOW, WE JUST NEED TO MAKE SURE WE LET THE RESIDENTS KNOW WHAT THE TRUE FACTS ARE.

AND THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY.

WE ARE STILL TRYING TO REACH MR. SHAPIRO.

WHILE WE'RE TRYING TO REACH HIM, I WANT TO SAY HI TO RON GOING, RON? AT THIS TIME, WHILE WE'RE TRYING TO REACH MR. SHAPIRO.

RON, WE KNOW WELL WE STILL HAVE CONSENT AGENDA.

[CONSENT AGENDA ]

SO WHILE WE WAIT, I'M GOING TO ASK CITY MANAGER, IS THERE ANYTHING TO DELETE OR ADD? MADAM MAYOR, THERE ARE NO ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS TO THE CONSENT AGENDA THIS EVENING.

SECOND.

SECOND CAME FROM ME, COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

CORRECT.

THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

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YES.

THANK YOU.

VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS.

YES.

COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YES.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

YES.

AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

YES.

THANK YOU.

THE CONSENT AGENDA PASSES UNANIMOUSLY FIVE TO ZERO.

OK.

SO WE HAVE THE RIGHT NUMBER NOT ABLE TO GET THROUGH, I'M NOT SURE IF MR. SHAPIRO IS.

SO WE'RE GOING TO COME BACK TO THAT AT THIS TIME AND WE'RE GOING TO MOVE TO THE

[8.a. TR13545 - Ronald L. Book Amendment #18 to Agreement ]

REGULAR AGENDA TR 13545 RONALD L BOOK AMENDMENTS 18 TO THE AGREEMENT.

CITY ATTORNEY WILL PLEASE READ THE TITLE FOR THE RECORD.

THANK YOU MADAM MAYOR.

IT'S A PLEASURE FOR ME TO READ THIS ITEM, I HAVE KNOWN RON BOOK SINCE I WAS A TEENAGER.

THE RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA, APPROVE AN AMENDMENT NUMBER 18 TO AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF TAMARAC AND RONALD L.

BOOK PA FOR LOBBYING SERVICES EXTENDING THE AGREEMENT FOR ONE YEAR THROUGH JANUARY 25TH, 2022 AT A COST NOT TO EXCEED FIFTY NINE THOUSAND DOLLARS, FIFTY NINE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED PER YEAR.

AUTHORIZING THE APPROPRIATE CITY OFFICIAL TO EXECUTE AN AMENDMENT TO THE AGREEMENT FOR LOBBYING SERVICES.

PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY PROVIDING FOR AND EFFECTIVE DATE.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

THANK YOU.

WELCOME MR. BOOK.

FIRST OF ALL, TO MY FRIEND MINE BECAUSE I DON'T REMEMBER WHEN IN MY LIFE WE DIDN'T KNOW ONE ANOTHER.

SO TEENAGER, PROBABLY IS CORRECT, BUT IT MAY HAVE BEEN EARLIER THAN THAT.

SO WELCOME TO THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

IT'S GREAT TO SEE YOU.

I WAS WHEN I ZOOMED IN, I WAS REALLY SURPRISED TO SEE YOU DID NOT KNOW OF THE AND IT'S JUST GREAT TO SEE YOU GUYS.

YOU GUYS COULD NOT HAVE FOUND A MORE EXPERIENCED, MORE CREDIBLE OR RELIABLE CITY ATTORNEY, AN OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL.

AND I CONSIDER HIM TO BE MY FRIEND.

SO IT'S GREAT TO SEE YOU.

MAYOR, COUNCIL MEMBER, MR. MANAGER.

BOY, HAS A LOT HAPPENING SINCE WE LAST VISITED.

I JUST GOT BACK TO MY HOUSE.

IN FORTY THREE WEEKS SINCE WE CLOSED TALLAHASSEE OFFICE NOONTIME ON MARCH 19TH AND WE FLEW SOUTH AT THE END OF THE ONE WEEK EXTENDED SESSION.

I'VE NOT BEEN TO MY ADDITION TO THE ONE DAY ORGANIZATIONAL SESSION, FIRST DAYS IN FORTY FOUR WEEKS THAT I'VE BEEN IN TALLAHASSEE AS WELL.

ACCESS TO THE CAPITAL IS ALMOST NON-EXISTENT.

WHAT AND HOW WE WILL OPERATE DURING THE SESSION REMAINS TO BE SEEN.

RULES THAT THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE HAVE ADOPTED FOR INTERIM COMMITTEE MEETINGS, WHICH BEGAN MONDAY OF THIS WEEK ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT THE WHIM OF THE PRESIDING OFFICERS OF BOTH HOUSES.

HOUSE AND THE SENATE ATTEMPTED TO COME UP WITH AN IDENTICAL SET OF PROTOCOLS FOR ENTRANCE, EXIT AND PARTICIPATION WITH COMMITTEE MEETINGS.

WHILE THEY ARE SOMEWHAT SIMILAR.

THERE ARE REAL DIFFERENCES.

SENATE HAS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED DURING JANUARY ANY SENATOR FROM MEETING WITH ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC IN THE BUILDING ITSELF.

THERE WERE A LOT OF MEMBERS MOVING AROUND TOWN GOING TO OFFICES.

VERY FEW PEOPLE GOING INTO THE BUILDING.

THE HOUSE IS A MORE LIBERAL POLICY FOR COMING IN AND PARTICIPATING IN COMMITTEE MEETINGS.

THEY REQUIRE ANY OF US TO WEAR MASKS, IF YOU APPEAR IN THEIR COMMITTEE ROOMS OR IN THE BUILDING.

MEMBERS OF THE FLORIDA HOUSE ARE NOT REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS.

THEY ARE ENCOURAGED.

I WOULD SAY TO YOU THAT MORE THAN 50 PERCENT OF THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE THAT I

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OBSERVED BOTH AT THE ORGANIZATIONAL SESSION AND THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS WERE NOT WEARING MASKS.

THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF CASES OF COVID IN THE LEGISLATURE.

IN FACT, THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF CASES OF STAFF PEOPLE BEING ILL.

NEW STAFF DIRECTOR OF SENATE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES COMMITTEE, AS AN EXAMPLE, IS THE DAUGHTER OF A FORMER BROWARD COUNTY HOUSE MEMBER AND ONE BY THE NAME OF LINDA COX.

HER DAUGHTER IS LAYING IN THE HOSPITAL RIGHT NOW, A VERY SERIOUS CASE OF COVID.

I THINK THAT LEADERSHIP PROBABLY EXPECTS AN OUTBREAK AT SOME POINT, A WILD SPREAD.

MOST OF YOU, IF NOT ALL HAVE BEEN REGULAR VISITORS TO THE CAPITOL DURING SESSION.

I WOULD DISCOURAGE ALL OF YOU FROM COMING TO TALLAHASSEE THIS SESSION.

YOU WANT TO COME? IT'S OUR JOB TO ACCOMMODATE YOUR REQUEST FOR MEETINGS.

AND TO GET YOU ACCESS.

I CANNOT GUARANTEE ANYBODY THAT THAT WILL TAKE PLACE.

A LOT WILL DEPEND.

A LOT WILL DEPEND ON HOW THE VACCINE IS GOING.

LET ME TALK ABOUT THE VACCINE FOR JUST A MINUTE.

I SPEAK TO YOUR FORMER HOUSE MEMBER WHO REPRESENTED PART OF THE CITY DIRECTOR MOSCOWITZ, EVERY SINGLE DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, MULTIPLE TIMES A DAY.

THE PROBLEM WE HAVE IN FLORIDA, WHICH IS THE PROBLEM ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

LACK OF SUPPLY.

CONTRARY TO WHAT THE PRESIDENT REPRESENTED TO FLORIDA, CONTRARY TO WHAT THE ALLOCATION OF FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND VACCINATIONS.

WE WERE ASSURED WE WOULD GET AT LEAST THAT MANY WEEKS TWO.

WE HAD TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND.

WE WERE PROMISED THE NUMBER WAS GOING TO GO BACK UP.

WE WENT DOWN TO TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND AND THAT'S GENERALLY BEEN THE RANGE OF WHAT WE HAVE GOTTEN.

THEY'RE NOT TOLD UNTIL SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO THE NEXT SHIPMENT WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO GET, SO THE COMPLAINTS THAT HAVE BEEN HEARD THE LOUDEST ABOUT THE NUMBERS OF CITES, NUMBERS OF LOCATIONS, IF YOU WILL, THE GROUP IDENTIFIED IN THE PHASES OVER 65 PEOPLE WITH CERTAIN UNDERLYING IMMUNODEFICIENT HEALTH ISSUES ARE ALL GREAT.

BUT WHEN TWENTY FIVE NURSES SHOW UP AT A SITE, MOST OF THEM ARE CALLED PODS, POINTS OF DISTRIBUTION, YOU'VE READ ABOUT THEM.

AND THERE'RE NO VACCINATIONS.

THOSE NURSES ARE SENT HOME.

HAVE A GOOD DAY.

ENJOY YOUR DAY.

THEY GET PAID ANYWAY.

WHY DO THEY GET PAID ANYWAY? THE STATE'S GOT TO BE PREPARED FOR WHAT'S THERE IF YOU LAY THE STAFF OFF, THEY'RE GOING ELSEWHERE.

THE COMPETITION FOR NURSING STAFF NATIONWIDE IS ENORMOUS.

IT HAS BEEN THIS WAY SINCE JUNE.

THERE ARE NURSES WORKING 80 AND 90 HOURS A WEEK RIGHT NOW GIVING VACCINATIONS.

THERE ARE NURSES THAT I CAN TELL YOU I'M WELL AWARE OF THAT HAVE ALREADY MADE, BETWEEN THE START OF COVID AND NOW, BETWEEN ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FIVE, AND TWO HUNDRED AND TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS ALREADY.

THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE A LICENSE TO BE A REGISTERED NURSE.

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE, CNA, HAVE AN ABILITY TODAY TO FIND AS MUCH WORK AT A SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER RATE OF PAY THAN THEY COULD ORDINARILY GET.

THEY ARE WORKING 12 HOUR SHIFTS AND EVERYTHING, OVER EIGHT IS TIME AND A HALF AT THE ENHANCED PAY SCALE.

THEY ARE TRYING MANY DIFFERENT THINGS.

AND I WILL SPEAK, IF I WILL TO COMMISSIONER GELIN, COMMISSIONER BOLTON AND

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YOUR CITY ATTORNEY FOR JUST A MINUTE.

THERE IS A TREMENDOUS FOCUS ON PEOPLE OF COLOR, WHY? BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW OF VERY FAILED EFFORTS HISTORICALLY IN AMERICA THAT HAVE CREATED AN UNDERMINING, IF YOU WILL, OF CONFIDENCE AND TRUST IN VACCINATIONS IN TRADITIONAL BLACK COMMUNITIES.

AND THEY ARE DOING ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO DISPEL IT.

IT TAKES BLACK LEADERSHIP TO LEAD BY EXAMPLE.

SO ONE OF THE REASONS WHY YOU ARE SEEING, MAYOR, OTHER COMMISSIONERS REASON WHY YOU ARE SEEING ON SUNDAYS, THERE WILL BE MORE AND MORE, THEY'RE ROLLING THEM OUT SLOWLY, WHY? SUPPLY.

YOU ARE GOING TO SEE MORE AND MORE PARTNERSHIPS WITH BLACK CHURCHES.

THEY PILOTED IT FOR THE FIRST TIME TWO SUNDAYS AGO IN PENSACOLA, AND THEY REALIZED THERE WAS A LEVEL OF RECEPTIVITY.

WHY PENSACOLA? RIGHT THERE AT THE ALABAMA LINE RIGHT THERE WHERE YOU'VE GOT A POPULATION OF INDIVIDUALS FROM TUSKEGEE AND THE LIKE WHOSE RELATIVES HISTORICALLY HAVE SPOKEN ILL OF VACCINATIONS.

YOU'VE GOT A POPULATION NATIONWIDE OF ANTI-VAXXERS.

THOSE INDIVIDUALS COME IN ALL KINDS OF SHAPES, SIZES, COLORS AND ETHNICITIES.

THEY DON'T THINK.

THE PUBLIC HAS ANY RIGHT TO SAY THAT THEY SHOULD BE VACCINATING THEIR CHILDREN.

CAN TELL YOU THAT I KNOW A MEMBER OF THE FLORIDA SENATE WHO FILED A VACCINATION BILL A YEAR AGO AND FILED IT AGAIN THIS YEAR.

THOSE FOLKS ARE ANIMATED, MANY OF THEM COME OUT OF THE WORLD OF WHERE CHILDREN WERE BORN WITH UNIQUE ABILITIES, THE DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED, THOSE ON THE SPECTRUM, AUTISM, DOWN SYNDROME AND THE LIKE.

VERY ANTI VACCINATION, I HAD A CONFERENCE CALL TODAY, MID-AFTERNOON, A GROUP OF MOTHERS WHO COME OUT OF WE REPRESENT THE LARGEST NUMBER OF DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED INSTITUTIONAL PROVIDERS STATEWIDE, AND THESE WERE MOTHERS WHO REALLY IT BECAME EARLY IN THE CALL SOMEWHAT ADVERSARIAL.

THEY CAME TO ME TO ASK ME TO TALK ABOUT VACCINATIONS.

ONE TIME WE WERE DONE, THEY UNDERSTOOD WHY IT WAS IMPORTANT TO SIGN THEIR CHILDREN UP, MANY OF THEM WITH GROWN CHILDREN WHO ARE UNABLE TO MAKE DECISIONS FOR THEMSELVES.

I CAN'T SPEAK FOR ANY OF YOU, YOU ARE A WHOLE LOT YOUNGER THAN ME, BUT I GOT MINE.

I GOT THE FIRST ONE, I GET MY SECOND ONE A WEEK FROM MONDAY, THIS LAST MONDAY, SO MONDAY THIS UPCOMING, I'LL GET MY SECOND.

TWO WEEKS LATER, I WILL PRESUMABLY GO FROM 50 PERCENT PROTECTED TO NINETY FIVE PERCENT PROTECTED.

BUT I GOT TO WAIT TWO WEEKS BASED ON THE FDA TRIAL, WHAT THEY SAID.

DO I BELIEVE THAT COMMUNITIES LIKE TAMARAC WILL BE IGNORED? I DO NOT, BUT I WOULD SAY TO.

COMMISSIONERS IN PARTICULAR, THERE ARE BLACK CHURCHES IN THEIR COMMUNITY.

IF YOU WANT TO DETERMINE A CHURCH OR TWO THAT WE CAN SUGGEST TO THE DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

I DON'T AGAIN, THEY'RE NOT DOING 20, 30 STATEWIDE A WEEK.

THEY'RE DOING A FEW.

BUT I SUSPECT THAT DIRECTOR MOSCOWITZ, WHO CONTINUES TO HAVE TREMENDOUS LOVE AND AFFECTION FOR THE PEOPLE OF TAMARAC, WOULD FIND A WAY TO IDENTIFY AND ACCEPT A PARTNERSHIP WITH ONE OR MORE OF THOSE CHURCHES.

IT IS NOT TO THE EXCLUSION OF ALL OTHER HOUSES OF WORSHIP.

YOU WILL SEE SYNAGOGUES YOU WILL SEE MOSQUES, YOU WILL SEE OTHER DENOMINATIONAL

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HOUSES OF WORSHIP, THAT WILL ALSO BE THE FOCUS OF ATTENTION.

BUT SAYING THAT THE STATE DOESN'T HAVE A PLAN IS UNFAIR, IT'S NOT MY JOB TO DEFEND THEM.

BUT I'VE ALREADY SAID TO YOU, I SPEAK TO THE DIRECTOR SIX TIMES OR MORE A DAY, AND I'M NOT PUFFING OR EXAGGERATING WHY? I TRY TO MAKE SURE WE'RE GETTING THE ANSWERS FOR PEOPLE WE REPRESENT, PEOPLE WE KNOW POSE QUESTIONS TO US, MR. MANAGER, THAT WANT ANSWERS TO THE WHAT THE WHERE, THE WHY.

FOR A MINUTE, FIRST WEEK, FIVE HOSPITALS IN FLORIDA GOT VACCINATIONS.

JACKSON MEMORIAL, SOUTH BROWARD HOSPITAL DISTRICT, MEMORIAL REGIONAL ACTUALLY THE SHOTS WERE AT MEMORIAL WEST.

BROWARD HEALTH NORTH BROWARD SCHOOL DISTRICT.

ORLANDO REGIONAL AND THE FOLLOWING WEEK WHEN WE GOT THAT FIRST, DECREASE, THEY SENT NOTHING TO THOSE FIVE.

THEY SENT EVERYTHING TO 200 OTHER HOSPITALS.

I DO NOT LOOK AT HOSPITALS GOING FORWARD TO BE THE RECIPIENTS.

I DON'T THINK THAT.

THOSE GOT IT.

HANDLED IT AS WELL AS THE STATE HAD ANTICIPATED AND BELIEVED.

AND I THINK THOSE ARE GOING TO END.

I DO THINK.

THAT BROWARD COUNTY, WHICH IS ONE OF THE TWO DESIGNATED COUNTIES HAS GOTTEN A LARGER ALLOTMENT OF VACCINATIONS.

AND ALMOST ALL OF THE OTHER 66 COUNTIES IN THE STATE OTHER THAN MAYBE MIAMI DADE.

THE REASON WHY WE HAVE THOSE PARK SITES IS WE WERE A DESIGNATED COUNTY BECAUSE OF THE AGE, AVERAGE AGE POPULATION WISE IN OUR COMMUNITY, IT DIDN'T HURT THAT THE DIRECTOR WAS FROM BROWARD COUNTY.

I AM.

I AM DIS-ENCOURAGING BECAUSE AFTER FORTY FOUR WEEKS, WE ALL GOT TO HAVE SOME LEVEL OF HOPE, WE ALL HAVE TO BE BELIEVERS THAT AT THE END OF THE DAY, THINGS ARE GOING TO GET BETTER IN OUR STATE AND IN OUR COMMUNITIES.

RIGHT NOW, THINGS LOOK PRETTY BLEAK, HAD ANOTHER 14, 15 THOUSAND CASES ANNOUNCED TODAY FROM YESTERDAY.

I DON'T EXPECT TOMORROW TO BE ANY BETTER.

WHAT WE NEED TO LOOK AT ARE THE SAME THINGS THEY TOLD US TO LOOK AT TEN MONTHS AGO, NOT SIMPLY THE PERCENTAGE OF POSITIVES WHICH WE ALL KNOW IS IN DOUBLE DIGITS.

IT'S IN THE 1011.

BUT YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATH.

FOR THE RECORD, LET'S BE CLEAR, WE'RE BACK UP THERE.

WE HAD ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY NINE DEATHS YESTERDAY.

ALL OF US HAVE BAD STORIES TO TELL ABOUT COVID.

NONE OF US HAVE VERY MANY GOOD ONES.

I THINK THAT WHEN I LOST THE FIRST PERSON THAT I KNEW WELL, I DIDN'T REALLY KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF.

BUT I FELT JUST AS BAD SIX WEEKS IN AND IT WAS A HOMELESS INDIVIDUAL DOWN AT A HOMELESS SHELTER IN HOMESTEAD.

I HAD LOCKED MYSELF INTO BELIEVING IN MIAMI-DADE, WE WERE DOING SO MUCH TARGETED AT THE HOMELESS POPULATION TO MITIGATE THE SPREAD, WE WERE HAVING REGULAR CALLS WITH THE CDC DIRECTLY.

AND WHILE OUR HOMELESS EFFORT IN MIAMI DADE.

HAS THE BEST NUMBERS OF ANY URBAN COMMUNITY COUNTRY.

I CAN TELL YOU.

I NEVER MET THE MAN THAT DIED THAT SATURDAY.

BUT I THINK I FELT BAD ABOUT THAT NAMELESS, FACELESS MAN, AS I DID.

WHEN DR.

THERE ARE NO GOOD STORIES.

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WE CAN CRITICIZE THE ADMINISTRATION CURRENT.

BUT YET I'LL APPLAUD THE DECISION HE MADE LAST NIGHT FOR SELFISH REASONS.

WHAT AM I TALKING ABOUT? HE DECIDED HE WASN'T GOING TO BE TRUMPED BY JOE BIDEN.

BIDEN DID ANNOUNCED HE WAS GOING TO OPEN THE FLOODGATES AND PUT EVERY VACCINATION OUT THERE BY THE TRUCKLOAD, STOP HOLDING BACK NUMBER TWO, HE'S PREPARED TO INVOKE THE DEFENSE ACT, START TAKING OVER PLANTS AND PRODUCING MORE VACCINE.

SO WHAT THE PRESIDENT DID LAST NIGHT, WHAT DID NIGHT WAS TELL THE STATES GET READY, WE'RE COMING.

I HAVEN'T SEEN THOSE VACCINATIONS GET HERE YET, BUT HOPEFULLY THEY ARE.

BUT A TIME FOR UNIFYING OUR COUNTRY IS NOW.

I LISTENED TO THE COMMENTS EARLIER.

I WOULD SIMPLY SAY ONE THING TO EACH OF YOU.

AND THERE ARE A COUPLE OF YOU THAT I DON'T KNOW WELL.

BUT MOST OF YOU I DO.

I'VE REPRESENTED THE CITY TAMARAC FOR A REALLY LONG TIME.

WHEN I GO TO THE CAPITOL MONDAY TO FRIDAY, I WOULD THINK ABOUT WALKING IN WITHOUT A SUIT AND TIE ON.

THE PUBLIC CAN GO WITH FLIP FLOPS AND CUT OFF IF THEIR BUILDER.

I WOULDN'T GO INTO A COURTROOM WITHOUT A SUIT AND TIE ON.

WHY WOULD I EVER GOING INTO THE CAPITOL LIKE THAT? I'VE OFTEN TIMES OVER THE LAST EIGHT OR 10 YEARS CRITICIZED THE NEWER LOBBYISTS WHO NEVER READ THE RULE BOOK.

SO THEY NEVER GET TO THE UNWRITTEN RULES, BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T READ THE RULE BOOK TO KNOW WHAT THE RULES ARE ON HOW COMMITTEES WORK AND THE FLOOR WORKS AND HOW YOU PASS THINGS AND KILL THINGS AND CHALLENGE THINGS AND DEBATE THINGS, WHY WOULD THEY KNOW UNWRITTEN RULES OF RESPECTING THE BUILDING WE WORK IN? SO WHEN I TURN MY TELEVISION ON LAST WEEK.

AND I SAW WHAT I SAW, LIKE ALL OF YOU.

I WASN'T SIMPLY DISGUSTED, BUT NAUSEATED.

I WAS IN AN INCOMPREHENSIBLE PLACE.

I SAID TO SOME FOLKS.

WHEN I SAW THAT GUY SITTING IN THE PRESIDING OFFICERS CHAIR ON THE FLOOR OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE WHERE EVERYTHING THAT WE'RE ABOUT HAPPENS.

IT WAS THE EQUIVALENT OF GOING TO THE VATICAN.

AND SEEING SOMEBODY SIT IN THE POPE'S CHAIR, IT'S THAT DISRESPECTFUL.

I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANYTHING MORE DISRESPECTFUL THAN WHAT WE ALL SAW.

I AGREE.

IT'S TIME FOR US TO LEAD, WHETHER YOU'RE AN ELECTED OFFICIAL OR YOU'RE SOMEBODY LIKE ME OR LIKE INDIVIDUALS IN OUR COMMUNITIES.

WE ALL NEED TO DO WHAT WE CAN BECAUSE THE FLOODGATES ARE GOING TO OPEN ON JANUARY 31ST.

LET ME GIVE YOU NUMBERS JUST A MINUTE.

THEY'RE IN THE PROCESS OF COMPILING BROWARD NUMBERS FOR ME.

IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, THERE'RE SEVENTY ONE HUNDRED EVICTION LAWSUITS PENDING THAT WERE FILED BEFORE THE MORATORIUM.

IT REPRESENTS OVER TWENTY THREE THOUSAND INDIVIDUAL LIVES.

ONE THIRD OF THEM ARE SENIOR CITIZENS, NOT OVER THE AGE OF 55, OVER THE AGE OF 65.

IN 2008, 2009, DURING THE GREAT ECONOMIC DOWNTURN, THEY PUT REGULATIONS IN PLACE THAT REQUIRE A MINIMUM CREDIT SCORE TO BE ABLE TO BE APPROVED TO RENT AN APARTMENT.

YOU TELL ME IF ANY OF YOUR MOTHERS OR FATHERS OR YOUR GRANDPARENTS COULD STAND ONE DAY LIVING ON THE STREETS.

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HERE'S WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN.

IF WE DON'T GET--NOBODY KNOWS, BY THE WAY, READ THE STORY ON SATURDAY'S SENTINEL, NOBODY KNOWS WHEN WE ARE GOING TO GET THE CARES ACT MONEY TO MITIGATE THE EVICTIONS AND FORECLOSURES.

NOBODY KNOWS WHETHER THEY'RE GOING TO COME UP WITH SOME ARBITRARY RULES, BUT THE MONEY'S NOT HERE YET.

AND THE CLOCK IS TICKING WITH TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE END OF THE MONTH.

TO PUT MONEY IN PLACE TO PUT PRO BONO LAWYERS IN PLACE TO ATTEMPT TO STOP EVICTIONS, BECAUSE THE DAY THE ORDER GETS SIGNED ON THAT 70 YEAR OLD.

THE DAY THE ORDER GETS SIGNED ON THE 90 YEAR OLD, AND THE NOTICE GETS POSTED AND SHERIFF'S OFFICE CAN DRAG THEIR FEET FOR ONLY SO LONG BEFORE THE WRIT OF POSSESSION COMES DOWN.

AND THEIR PROPERTIES PUT OUT IN A PARTY.

WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH SHELTERS, WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH AVAILABLE HOUSING.

AND THEIR CREDIT SCORE IS GOING TO BE IN THE GARBAGE CAN.

AND SO WILL OF THOSE OLDER PEOPLE WHO NEVER HAVE A CHANCE TO CLEAN THEIR CREDIT SCORE.

SO UNLESS THEY HAVE ONE OF US TO TAKE THEM IN, IT'S THEIR LIVES, WHO'LL BE RESIDING IN A SHELTER OR IN A CAR, OR ON THE STREETS.

THE AVERAGE HOMELESS PERSON LIVES BETWEEN 13 AND 17 FEWER YEARS OF LIFE THAN THOSE OF US HERE TONIGHT.

WE'RE NOT PREPARED.

WE'RE NOT READY.

HOW DO I KNOW THAT? BECAUSE I HAD A CONFERENCE CALL WITH A GUY NAMED CHAD P.

THE NAME WON'T MEAN MUCH TO MOST OF YOU.

HE'S THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

TWO WEEKS AGO, THEY HAD NOT SPOKEN TO ANY COUNTY IN THIS STATE TO TRY TO EVEN DETERMINE HOW MANY PENDING CASES WE KNOW BECAUSE WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE CLERK OF THE COURT OF MIAMI-DADE, FOR 10 WEEKS.

SIX JUDGES , TEN WEEKS TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WERE WE LOOKING AT? WE'VE PUT A THREE STAGE PLAN TOGETHER.

BUT HERE'S WHAT I PROMISE YOU.

THE WOULD WE KNOW WILL BE VERY DIFFERENT.

LET ME TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO TALK ABOUT THE BUDGET.

SO ABOUT THREE WEEKS AGO, REVENUE ESTIMATORS MET AND THEY NARROWED THE BUDGET DEFICIT.

THE BUDGET DEFICIT WAS APPROXIMATELY TWO POINT NINE BILLION DOLLARS.

MONEY COMING IN HAS ALLOWED THEM TO REDUCE IT BY A BILLION.

THE DEFICIT RIGHT NOW IS PROJECTED TO BE ONE POINT NINE BILLION FOR FISCAL TWENTY ONE TWENTY TWO.

WE HAVE A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO BRIDGE THAT GAP IN A BIG WAY.

SO FIRST OF ALL.

THE NORM IN FLORIDA FOR AS LONG AS I'VE BEEN GOING TO THE CAPITOL, FORTY SEVEN, FORTY EIGHT YEARS, THEY DON'T PASS A TAX BILL UNTIL THE LAST 72 HOURS OF A LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

IT'S JUST WHAT THEY DO.

THE PROBLEM IS-- YES, MA'AM? I'M SORRY BUT I'M BEING ASKED IF WE COULD TAKE A TWO MINUTE BREAK.

YOU'LL HAVE TO DO A QUICK RESTART.

SORRY.

YES, MA'AM.

ALL RIGHT.

I'LL BE RIGHT WHERE I AM.

IT'S 8:15, WHY DON'T WE TAKE ACTUALLY A TEN MINUTE BREAK SO PEOPLE CAN USE THE FACILITIES IF THEY NEED TO? WE'LL BE BACK AT EIGHT TWENTY FIVE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WE ARE BACK ON THE RECORD BEFORE WE PROCEED.

CAN YOU SEE MY VIDEO, MAYOR GOMEZ? I SEE YOUR FACE.

IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE ASKING? I MEAN, LIVE OR JUST THE PICTURE? YOU'RE LIVE.

YOU'RE NOT ALL RIGHT, COOL.

I SEE COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

I SEE VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS.

THAT'S JUST ON THE SCREEN THAT I SEE AT THIS TIME MOVING AROUND.

LEVENT, ARE WE GOOD?

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I SEE OUR CITY ATTORNEY'S ON HERE.

YES, I'VE JUST GOTTEN A RESPONSE.

WE'RE GOOD TO GO.

OK.

NOW, HE IS SIGNING ON AS WE SPEAK.

YES.

ALL RIGHT, GREAT.

HI, HOW ARE YOU? HELLO.

YOU WERE THERE.

I'M HERE.

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

ALL RIGHT, WELL, AS SOON AS HE'S BACK ON IN FULL, ACTUALLY CITY CLERK, DO WE NEED TO TAKE A ROLL AGAIN? IF YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO.

I BELIEVE WE ARE VISUALLY PRESENT.

I DON'T SEE THE VICE MAYOR.

IS HE ON THE LINE, MAYOR? HE WAS A MOMENT AGO.

I'M HERE.

SO WE'RE ALL HERE.

OK, SO I WHERE I LEFT OFF, I WAS TALKING ABOUT THE REVENUE DEFICIT, WHICH WAS A TWO POINT NINE BILLION REVENUE ESTIMATORS NARROWED IT BY A BILLION.

SO WE'RE AT ABOUT A BILLION, NINE OF A DEFICIT.

WHILE I EXPECT THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE TO DO MORE THAN A SIMPLE CUT EXERCISE, I DO NOT BELIEVE THE GAP IS GOING TO BE NEARLY AS GREAT AS THE ONE POINT NINE TODAY WOULD INDICATE.

SO FIRST OF ALL, I THINK WHERE I LEFT OFF WAS I SAID TAX BILLS, HISTORICALLY, THEY DON'T PASS TILL THE LAST 72 HOURS OF LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

IF THEY PASS WHAT'S KNOWN AS THE WAY FAIR TAX EQUALIZATION STABILIZATION, WHICH IS ALSO KNOWN AS ONLINE SALES TAX.

IF YOU DO NOT PASS IT EARLY IN THE SESSION, FLORIDA'S CONSTITUTION DOES NOT ALLOW YOU TO SPEND THAT MONEY IN THAT NEXT FISCAL YEAR BUDGET.

SO INSTEAD OF SPENDING WHATEVER COMES OF IT IN THE TWENTY ONE TWENTY TWO BUDGET, YOU'D HAVE TO WAIT TILL THE TWENTY TWO TWENTY THREE BUDGET.

IF YOU SIMPLY SAID, THAT IF THEY PASS IT BY WEEK FIVE OR SIX, THAT WOULD GENERATE, HYPOTHETICALLY, CONSERVATIVELY, 250 TO 300 MILLION.

PUT IT ASIDE.

SECOND ISSUE THAT THEY HAVE, AND BY THE WAY, THEY NO LONGER CALL IT A NEW TAX.

THEY FINALLY AGREED THAT IT IS NOTHING BUT A LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD SO THAT OTHER RETAILERS CAN HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY.

ALL THE ONLINE PEOPLE.

BUT SECOND, YOU HAVE, I COMPACT.

SPORTSBOOK PARI-MUTUEL.

AGAIN.

IN FORTY FIVE, FORTY SEVEN YEARS.

I DO NOT RECALL A PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING BILL.

A GAMBLING BILL OF ANY KIND PASSING ANY SOONER IN THE LAST 48 HOURS OF A LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE TRIBE IS STILL WILLING TO PUT UP A LOT OF MONEY, MAYBE NOT AS MUCH AS THEY WOULD HAVE IN YEARS PAST BECAUSE THEY SUFFERED AS WELL, BUT WE BELIEVE THAT IF THEY PASSED THE GAMING COMPACT, THEY PASSED THE SPORTSBOOK AND THEY DO SOME TWEAKS TO THE PARI-MUTUEL ESTABLISHMENT'S OPERATIONS IT WILL GENERATE CONSERVATIVELY, YEAR ONE, SOMEWHERE AROUND SIX HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS.

NOT PASS IT, EARLIER IN THE SESSION, AND THAT DOESN'T MEAN YOU PASSED ONE VERSION IN THE HOUSE AND ONE VERSION OF THE SENATE AND YOU LET IT SIT, IT MEANS YOU HAVE TO PASS TO THE SENATE DOWNSTAIRS, GOT TO SIGN IT.

AND IF HE VETOES IT, YOU GOT TO OVERRIDE IT.

BUT IF YOU GET SIX HUNDRED MILLION TO FIFTY THREE HUNDRED, NOW, ALL OF A SUDDEN, THE GAP'S A BILLION.

WHAT I KNOW IS THERE'S ANOTHER BILLION DOLLARS THAT BY THE END OF MARCH IS GOING TO GET RETURNED TO FLORIDA BY WASHINGTON.

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SO NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN, WE MAY STILL HAVE SOME DEFICIT, 50 MILLION, A HUNDRED MILLION, HOW THAT DIFFERENT THAN TWO POINT NINE, ONE POINT NINE, RESPECTIVELY, NUMBER ONE.

BUT NUMBER TWO, ALL OF THAT WITHOUT TOUCHING OUR RESERVES.

AND WE KNOW THERE ARE FOUR BILLION DOLLARS IN RESERVES, IN RAINY DAY FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR THEM TO TAKE.

LET ME GO BACK TO A COMMENT I MADE AT THE BEGINNING.

THEY ARE GOING TO CUT PROGRAMS AND THEY'RE GOING TO CUT DEEP.

THEY'RE GOING TO CUT MEDICAID RATES, THEY'RE GOING TO CUT A COUPLE OF OPTIONAL BENEFITS, THEY'RE GOING TO HURT OUR HIGHER EDUCATION, THEY'RE GOING TO PROBABLY HOPEFULLY ONLY TWEAK PRE-K TO 12.

BUT I DON'T SEE ANY LARGE INCREASES LIKE WE HAD LAST YEAR WITH THE HUGE PAY RAISE AND THE LARGEST BASE STUDENT ALLOCATION BSA THAT WE'VE SEEN IN MANY YEARS.

I DON'T SEE THOSE THINGS HAPPENING.

WHY ARE THEY DOING IT, BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE THAT.

THINGS THAT WERE PUT INTO THE BASE BUDGET, RECURRING REVENUES IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES, FEDERAL JUSTICE, JUVENILE JUSTICE 40 YEARS AGO NEED TO BE TAKEN OUT.

THEY WANT TO COME BACK IN ASK FOR THE MONEY AGAIN, DEBATE IT, DISCUSS IT AND ARRIVE AT A POLICY TO FUND THINGS, THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO.

BUT ONE OF THE MAIN THINGS THEY'RE GOING TO DO IN SOCIAL SERVICES, HUMAN SERVICES.

THEY'RE GOING TO BLOW UP THE CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM--BLOW IT UP, TAKE IT APART AND REBUILD IT.

AND I KNOW IT BECAUSE I'VE HEARD IT OUT OF THE PRESIDENT'S MOUTH.

OH, THAT'S RIGHT.

HE AND HIS BROTHER WERE FOSTER CHILDREN, ADOPTED, I KNOW, FIRST HAND.

YOU HAVE TWO OR THREE OTHER MEMBERS HIGH UP IN LEADERSHIP, CAME OUT OF THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM AND HAVE MADE THEIR WAY INTO A CITIZEN LEGISLATURE.

AND I HAPPEN TO KNOW THE CHAIRPERSON OF THAT SENATE COMMITTEE FAIRLY WELL.

SHARES MY LAST NAME, AND I CAN TELL YOU THEY'RE NOT JUST GOING TO BLOW IT UP AND TAKE IT APART AND REBUILD IT, BUT THEY'RE GOING TO PUT MONEY WHERE IT NEEDS TO BE.

YOU CANNOT GIVE A CHILD WELFARE INVESTIGATOR A HUNDRED CASES AND PAY THEM THIRTY TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR AND EXPECT THEM TO DO THEIR JOB RIGHT.

YOU CANNOT PAY SOMEBODY THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS, AND GIVE THEM A HUNDRED CASES TO MANAGE WHEN THE RIGHT NUMBER IS 20.

OF COURSE, KIDS ARE GOING TO FALL THROUGH THE CRACKS, OF COURSE CASES ARE GOING TO GET IGNORED.

BECAUSE WE'RE NOT PAYING PEOPLE TO WORK.

WHERE I WENT TO SCHOOL, THEY CALLED THOSE SALARIES SUBSISTENCE WAGES.

IT'S WRONG.

I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO SEE SOME OF THE LARGEST, MOST SIGNIFICANT POLICY DEBATES.

SOME OF IT'S GOING TO BE IN A VACUUM WITHOUT A LOT OF CITIZEN PARTICIPATION.

PENSION REFORM IS PLAYING IN A THEATER NEAR YOU.

TORT REFORM PLAYING IN A THEATER NEAR YOU REAL SOON, COVID LIABILITY REFORM, SO LONG AS YOU HAVE SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLIED WITH PROPER SAFETY METHODS PLAYING IN A THEATER NEAR YOU.

A REORDERING OF ENVIRONMENTAL SPENDING AND SHIFTING SOME OF WHAT'S BEEN DUMPED INTO NORTH FLORIDA PLAYING IN A THEATER NEAR YOU.

WHETHER OR NOT THE SENATE PRESIDENT SUCCEEDS WITH THE SPEAKER IN REORDERING WHAT'S GOING ON AT LAKE OKEECHOBEE IN THE EVERGLADES, BY STOPPING THE CONSTRUCTION ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE LAKE AND MOVING IT TO THE NORTH SIDE, PLAYING IN A THEATER

[01:25:03]

NEAR YOU.

I STARTED BY TALKING ABOUT PROTOCOLS.

SENATE RIGHT NOW, HOUSE RIGHT NOW.

ARE ONLY HOLDING THREE COMMITTEE MEETINGS A DAY.

WHY? BECAUSE THEY WILL ONLY PUT THOSE COMMITTEE MEETINGS IN THE LARGE COMMITTEE ROOMS. YOU WANT TO TESTIFY IN THE SENATE COMMITTEE.

GOT TO GO DOWN TO THE CIVIC CENTER, SIGN UP, GET ROOM AND HOPE THEY CALL ON YOU.

HOUSE, YOU CAN SIGN UP IN THE MORNING.

HOPE YOU GET A TICKET TO GET INTO THE ROOM.

LOITERING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

I THINK YOU ALL NEED TO KNOW, AND I DON'T SEE I'M SURE HE'S HERE, BUT I DON'T SEE HIM.

BUT TO THE CITY ATTORNEY.

MIKE, TO YOU AND TO THE CITY RISK MANAGER.

THEY'RE COMING AFTER SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY WITH A VENGEANCE.

WHETHER THEY ABOLISH IT.

WHETHER THEY SIMPLY POP THE CAP UP LIKE THEY DID A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO OR THEY POP THE CAP UP AND INDEX IT.

SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY, IT'S GOING TO BE FRONT AND CENTER.

IN THE TORT REFORM DEBATE.

IN THE CURRENT LIABILITY DEBATE, WHETHER THOSE BILLS ULTIMATELY GET BURNED REMAINS TO BE SEEN, BUT DOESN'T REALLY MATTER.

I KNOW THAT EVERYBODY THOUGHT THAT WHEN SPEAKER LEFT, THE SOVEREIGN LOCAL GOVERNMENTS WAS OVER.

HEAD DOWN TO THE SHORELINE, LOOK FOR THE FLOATING BOTTLE WITH A NOTE IN IT.

IT WILL READ, SORRY, LOCAL GOVERNMENT WAS STILL GUNNING FOR YOU.

WE'RE STILL LOOKING AT PREEMPTIONS.

PREEMPTIONS WILL AGAIN BE AT THE TOP OF THE AGENDA.

BUT THAT YOU WANT IN THAT COVID LIABILITY REFORM BILL NOW IT'S TIME TO GET THEM TO US.

IF YOU HAVE ANY THINGS THAT YOU THINK ARE WRONG WITH THE CIVIL COURT SYSTEM, NOW'S THE TIME TO GIVE THEM TO ME.

NOW IS THE TIME TO TELL US WHAT YOU THINK IS COMING.

THEY'LL PASS A GOOD BILL NEXT YEAR, I'M SURE.

BUT IF YOU WANT ANYTHING THAT IS MEANINGFUL.

YOU'RE NOT WAITING ON A GLITCH BILL.

YOU GET IT DONE NOW.

I'VE PAINTED A PRETTY UGLY PICTURE TONIGHT.

I DON'T KNOW, MIKE, HOW LONG I'VE REPRESENTED THE CITY, BUT IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME.

I'VE NEVER BEEN THIS NEGATIVE.

IN FACT, I DON'T KNOW WHAT TIME I'VE EVER COME TO YOU AND BEEN NEGATIVE.

THE MOST NEGATIVE MAY HAVE BEEN WHEN I WAS CRITICAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS EXPECTING CITIES AND COUNTIES TO FUND.

POLICE IN THE SCHOOLS NOTING THAT THERE'S NO SPOT ON OUR TRIM NOTICE THAT SAYS CITY OF TAMARAC'S PAYING TWELVE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY TWO DOLLARS FOR SECURITY GUARDS AT SCHOOLS DIDN'T LIKE THAT MAY BE THE ONLY TIME I'VE BEEN REALLY NEGATIVE ALL THESE YEARS.

THINGS ARE BAD.

BUT I DO THINK THERE'S A LIGHT.

AND I CAN SEE AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL.

AND IT'S NOT SIMPLY THE VACCINATION.

ON JANUARY 20TH, WE'LL BREATHE HOPE AGAIN.

AND HOPEFULLY, THE RACISM, THE BIGOTRY, ANTI-SEMITISM, HATE WILL GET IN CHECK.

I THINK THESE BILLS THAT WE'RE GOING TO DEBATE.

ON CIVIL UNREST AND PUNISHMENT AND PENALTIES.

SO WHOLLY INCONSISTENT WITH CIVIL JUSTICE REFORM.

AND WHILE I MAY NOT BE THE NUMBER ONE SUPPORTER OF SOME OF THE THINGS THEY WANT TO DO.

IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM.

HERE'S WHAT I'M SURE THOSE BILLS ARE INCONSISTENT WITH THAT.

[01:30:03]

SO IT DOESN'T MATTER WHICH SIDE OF THAT ISSUE YOU'RE ON.

DOESN'T MATTER WHETHER YOU WANT TO REDUCE PENALTIES OR NOT.

BUT SAYING WE'RE GOING TO PUNISH PEOPLE THAT GATHER CIVILLY AND EXERCISE THEIR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS.

AND BECAUSE SOMEBODY, SOME ROGUE INDIVIDUAL, YOU KNOW, GOES ROGUE, BLAME EVERYBODY, PAINT EVERYBODY WITH THE SAME BRUSH? NOT THE WAY MY PARENTS RAISED ME, MAYOR, COMMISSIONERS, MIKE, YOU.

CITY FOR YOUR LIFE.

YEAH, YOU ARE.

THERE IS GOING TO BE A BETTER DAY.

LAST THING I WOULD SAY, WE HAVE SPENT A FAIR AMOUNT OF TIME WITH THE CITY MANAGER AND STAFF ON A PROJECT.

YOU WILL NOTE YOU HAVE ONE PROJECT IN FRONT OF YOU AND THAT PROJECT IS UNDER FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS WITH A 50 PERCENT MATCH TO THE CITY.

WE DON'T KNOW IF PROJECTS ARE GOING TO GET FUNDED, BUT WE KNOW THAT IF WE DON'T SUBMIT ONE, YOU'LL HAVE NO CHANCE.

NUMBER ONE.

AND NUMBER TWO, IF YOU PUT IN MORE THAN ONE AND ARE INSENSITIVE TO THE CURRENT PROJECTED BUDGET DEFICIT OF ONE POINT NINE BILLION DOLLARS, THEY WILL LAUGH AT YOUR PROPOSAL; IT'LL GO IN THE GARBAGE CAN AND FORGET ABOUT IT.

AND SO I WOULD SAY TO YOU THAT WE BELIEVE THE CANAL EROSION MITIGATION PROJECT AT THE C14 IS A SOLID ONE FOR THIS YEAR.

WE THINK WE'LL HAVE A FIGHTING GOOD CHANCE.

REPRESENTATIVE BUT I'M REASONABLY COMFORTABLE THAT WHEN WE'RE DONE WITH ANSWERING ALL OF HER QUESTIONS, SHE WILL.

I WILL SAY THAT.

IT'S NO SECRET THAT MY GOOD FRIEND FOR 40 YEARS, ALCEE HASTINGS.

ISN'T TERRIBLY BAD, BAD SHAPE.

AND I KNOW YOU DID A MOMENT OF SILENCE EARLIER, MAYOR.

I WOULD ASK THAT BEFORE YOU FINISH YOUR MEETING TONIGHT AND WE'RE GONE FROM.

THAT MIGHT TAKE A MINUTE.

MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR HIS HOPE FOR RECOVERY, BUT HE'S IN REALLY BAD SHAPE, AND I DON'T KNOW THAT WE KNOW WHO ALL IF THAT UNTIMELY PASSING OCCURS, WHO ALL GETS IN THAT RACE.

IT'S GOING TO BE A REAL CROWDED RACE, THAT MEANS A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO RESIGN FROM POSITIONS.

AND THERE'LL BE A LACK OF REPRESENTATION.

I WOULD SUGGEST TO YOU THAT THAT COULD HAPPEN TO US.

AND IF IT DOES, AT SOME POINT, WE MIGHT WANT TO MAKE COMMISSIONERS MIGHT HAVE, IF NOT A MEETING, TO DISCUSS IT OPENLY, MAYBE SOME PRIVATE CALLS, SHOULD SOMETHING LIKE THAT OCCUR.

I THINK WE'VE GOT TO BE REALISTIC AND HONEST.

AND I THINK THAT BY NOT RAISING IT IS JUST PUTTING YOUR HEAD IN THE SAND AND ACTING LIKE AN OSTRICH.

I DON'T EVER WANT TO BE INSENSITIVE WHEN SOMEBODY IS ILL, I CERTAINLY DON'T WANT TO WHEN IT COMES TO A GREAT AMERICAN LIKE ALCEE HASTINGS.

I'LL LEAVE IT AT THAT.

MAYOR, I'M HAPPY TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU ALL MAY HAVE.

APPRECIATE YOU BRINGING IT UP.

I'M SURE ALL OF OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO TO REPRESENTATIVE HASTINGS AND

[01:35:02]

HIS FAMILY.

AND RECEIVING A MESSAGE FROM OUR IT DEPARTMENT THAT IS SAYING WE ARE HAVING SOME MAJOR IT ISSUES.

LEVENT IS THIS ONE WHERE IT'S ANOTHER BREAK, OR IS THIS MORE SEVERE THAN THAT THIS TIME? WHAT'S GOING ON AND SEE IF WE CAN COME BACK TO NORMAL.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IT IS 8:47 WE'LL MAKE IT EASY.

WE'LL SEE YOU BACK HERE AT NINE P.M.. WE'RE GOING TO RECESS.

THANK YOU.

WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.

WE ARE RESUMING.

IT IS 9:00 PM, AND AS I KNOW I CAN SEE ON MY SCREEN, I HAVE THE FULL COMMISSION ON.

I SEE OUR IT IS ON.

CITY CLERK, WE'RE HERE.

AT THIS TIME, COMMISSIONER GELIN, YOU HAD YOUR HAND RAISED.

IS MR. BOOK STILL ON? I AM NOT SEEING HIM, BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN-- RON IS HERE? I SEE HIS INITIALS.

OK I JUST WANTED TO THANK HIM FOR HIS TIME AND EXPRESS MY APPRECIATION FOR HIS PASSION, ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WHO ARE HOMELESS OR ABOUT TO BE HOMELESS WITH THE PENDING EVICTIONS.

YOU KNOW, A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T REALLY CONSIDER THE TRUE LIFE AND DEATH EFFECTS OF SOME OF THESE LAWS AND LAWSUITS.

AND THESE ARE THINGS THAT AS ELECTED OFFICIALS, SOME OF US, DEPENDING ON WHAT POSITION WE ARE IN, CAN HAVE INFLUENCE THAT REALLY HAVE AN IMPACT ON PEOPLE'S LIVES.

SO IT'S RARE THAT YOU SEE SOMEONE EXPRESS THAT LEVEL OF PASSION AND CONCERN FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE UNFORTUNATE BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC AND THE ECONOMICS.

SO I JUST WANT TO EXPRESS MY APPRECIATION FOR HIS PASSION AND HIS CONCERN OVERALL REGARDING THAT ISSUE AND REGARDING CONGRESSMAN ALCEE HASTINGS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND THE SENTIMENTS REGARDING THE CAPITOL BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, I WAS JUST AS DISGUSTED IN SEEING WHAT HAPPENED.

THANK YOU.

SEEING THAT THERE IS NO ONE ELSE WHO WISHES TO MAKE ANY COMMENTS-- ARE WE COMMENTING ON DISCUSSION FOR MR. BOOK' CONTRACT AND--.

WE'RE ON QUESTIONS NOW.

I DIDN'T KNOW IF HE WAS FINISHED OR NOT.

HE IS? DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS COMMISSIONER ? NOT NECESSARILY QUESTIONS.

BUT DO I HAVE THE FLOOR FOR CLARIFICATION? YOU DO.

NOT NECESSARILY QUESTIONS, BUT I VALUE RON'S LEADERSHIP AND HIS LOBBYING ABILITIES.

I KNOW THAT WHEN I GOT ELECTED IN 2016, RON WAS, YOU KNOW, SOMEONE WHO I WAS TOLD WAS RESPECTED IN TALLAHASSEE.

AND I GOT TO SEE THAT FIRSTHAND WHEN I WENT TO SEE AND LOBBIED ALONG WITH RON AND ALWAYS A GOOD GESTURE FOR COMMISSIONERS TO GO TO TALLAHASSEE AND, YOU KNOW, TO SEE FIRSTHAND, YOU KNOW, WHAT IS GOING ON AND THE ISSUES AND THAT SORT OF STUFF.

AND PEOPLE HAVE NOTHING BUT KIND THINGS TO SAY ABOUT RON AND ENTIRE OFFICE.

I BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE CONSUMMATE PROFESSIONALS IN THE OFFICE.

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I BELIEVE THAT THEY HAVE A TRACK RECORD OF, YOU KNOW, PROVIDING RESULTS TO THE CITY AND NOT JUST US, BUT THE CLIENTS THAT THEY SERVE.

I'VE ALSO HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SURVEY THEIR CLIENTS, SOME OF THEM.

AND THEY, TOO, HAVE NOTHING BUT GOOD THINGS TO SAY ABOUT RON'S OFFICE.

I WOULD ASK TONIGHT TO COME BACK TO THE COMMISSION, OUR NEXT MEETING GIVES THE COMMISSION AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE SOME OF THE AREAS OF OPPORTUNITY THAT WE THAT WE SEE--I'M SPEAKING FOR MYSELF, BUT I BELIEVE MAYBE SOME OF US WOULD WANT TO SHARE THAT.

THAT OPPORTUNITY WAS NOT GIVEN, AT LEAST TO ME TO, YOU KNOW, KIND OF TALK ABOUT AREAS THAT I SEE THAT RON COULD BE A BENEFIT, AN ASSET TO THE CITY FOR.

SO THAT'S MY SPIEL.

IT IS NOT A NEGATIVE ONE.

I THINK THAT IT IS MORE ON THE POSITIVE SIDE TO TABLE THIS ITEM TO THE NEXT MEETING SO THAT I HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO TALK TO RON AND AREAS OF OPPORTUNITIES THAT I THINK THAT WOULD BE BENEFICIAL TO THE CITY AND TO THE FIRM.

I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU HAVE, YOU KNOW, JUST MORE INFORMATION AND YOU HAVE MORE DISCUSSION TO BE HAD, SO, AT THE RIGHT TIME, I THINK THAT I WOULD WANT TO MOTION TO TABLE.

SO YOU'RE NOT DOING A MOTION ON THE TABLE NOW, YOU ARE SAYING CONTINUE THE DISCUSSION AND THEN AT THE END OF THE DISCUSSION, YOU'RE DOING A MOTION TO TABLE TO THE NEXT MEETING.

IS THAT WHAT I'M HEARING? I BELIEVE YOU HAVE SOME COMMENTS THAT YOU WANT TO MAKE.

AND SO I DIDN'T WANT TO STEP ON YOU OR STEP OVER YOU.

SO TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU HAVE, YOU KNOW, COMMENTS TO MAKE, IT IS YOUR PREROGATIVE TO LEAD THE MEETING.

I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I INTEND TO MAKE A MOTION TO TABLE THE ITEM UNTIL THE NEXT MEETING.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

MR. VICE MAYOR.

THIS AT THIS MOMENT.

I WOULD FEEL TO NOT BE JUMPING TO SOMETHING I DON'T KNOW.

WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING NOW KIND OF ECHO THE WORDS THAT COMMISSIONER BOLTON SAID IN REGARDS TO THAT.

SO THAT'S JUST MY COMMENT.

OK.

SEEING THAT NOBODY ELSE HAS THEIR HANDS UP AND HEARING FROM MY COLLEAGUES.

THERE WILL BE SOME-- CITY MANAGER, IF YOU WOULD WORK WITH MR. HIS OFFICE AFTER THE MOTION IS MADE AS FOR WHAT IS BEING REQUESTED.

COMMISSIONER.

YOU NEED TO SPEAK-- YOU'RE MUTED.

MAKE FOR MEETINGS.

YOU HAVE A MOTION TO TABLE PENDING, YOU LIKE MEETINGS TO BE SCHEDULED SO YOU CAN SPEAK WITH THEM AND OBVIOUSLY THE VICE MAYOR LIKE TO SPEAK.

WE'RE GIVING YOU THE FLOOR TO PROCEED.

OK, I MAKE A MOTION TO TABLE THE ITEM UNTIL THE NEXT MEETING, AND THAT GIVES US THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK INDIVIDUALLY WITH MR. CITY CLERK, CALL THE ROLL.

I'M SORRY.

YES.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

YES.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

YES.

COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YES.

AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

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YES.

A MOTION TO TABLE TO ONE TWENTY SEVEN MEETING PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

FIVE TO ZERO.

WE WILL SEE YOU ALL THEN, HAPPY NEW YEAR AND WE WILL SEE YOU IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

MOVING ALONG TO 8 B, CR ONE THREE FIVE FOUR SIX DISTRICT FOUR PLANNING BOARD

[8.b. TR13546 - District 4 Planning Board Appointment ]

APPOINTMENTS.

CITY ATTORNEY, PLEASE READ THE TITLE FOR THE RECORD.

THANK YOU MADAM MAYOR.

A RESOLUTION OF THE SITUATION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA, APPOINTING DAVID THE APPOINTMENT OF A COMMISSION MEMBER UNTIL SUCH TIME AS NO APPOINTMENTS ARE MADE NEED A MOTION AND A SECOND PLEASE.

SO MOVED.

SECOND.

MR. WARNER.

I'M NOT SEEING ANY COMMISSIONERS OR OTHERWISE NOW WISHING TO SPEAK ON THIS MATTER.

I WILL MAKE MY ONE COMMENT WITH NO DISRESPECT MEANT TO THIS ELECTION.

MR. THE LAST MEETING THAT WE HAD, IF OUR PROCEDURES REQUIRE THERE BEING PUBLICATION, THEN I FEEL THAT THIS SHOULD PROCEED IN THAT MANNER AS WELL, AND THEREFORE I WILL NOT BE SUPPORTING THIS PROCEDURES, JUST AS I DID NOT WITH THE VICE MAYOR SELECTIONS AT HIS APPOINTMENT TIME.

YOU'RE MUTED.

SORRY.

REMIND US, MADAM MAYOR, WHERE IT IS WRITTEN THAT WE HAVE TO ADVERTISE THE ITEM BOARDS.

THEY SAY WE GO OUT TO PUBLISH AND THERE IS A PROCEDURE TO FOLLOW.

I WANT TO SAY IT'S TWO DASH FIFTY THREE, BUT I COULD BE MISTAKEN.

I'M NOT LOOKING AT IT RIGHT NOW.

I HAD IT TWO WEEKS AGO OR A MONTH AGO WHEN WE WERE GOING WITH THE VICE MAYOR.

I REMEMBER THE LAST MEETING YOU BROUGHT THAT UP.

I DIDN'T SEE THE SECTION THAT YOU WERE SPEAKING OF WHEN I WAS GOING THROUGH THE ORDINANCES.

BUT I MEAN, THEY WOULD BE TRYING TO LET US KNOW.

I MEAN, YOU DID SUPPORT THE ITEM THE LAST TIME WITH THE YES VOTE.

NO, I DID NOT.

I PULLED IT OFF OF CONSENT AGENDA AND I DID NOT.

AND I READ IT INTO THE RECORD AT THAT MEETING.

THAT IS WHY I AM BEING CONSISTENT AND DOING THE SAME THING FOR THE COMMISSION PLATFORM.

OK, IF IT PLEASES THE CHAIR, IF THE CITY CLERK JUST CONFIRM THAT THE MAYOR VOTED NO ON THE ITEM OF THE PLANNING BOARD FOR MR. VILLALOBOS ON THE LAST MEETING.

IF I MAY, MADAM MAYOR.

YES, YES.

THE VOTE WAS FOUR TO ONE.

AND I'M NOT SURE IF THE CITY ATTORNEY IS PREPARED TO TELL US THE SECTION OF THE CODE WHERE IT SAYS THAT IT HAS TO BE ADVERTISED, PERHAPS JUST FOR INSTITUTIONAL KNOWLEDGE.

THE CITY CLERK CAN PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION THROUGH THE CHAIR.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

I BELIEVE BASED ON WHAT YOU INDICATE, THERE WAS A PRECEDENT SET RELATING TO THE VICE MAYOR APPOINTMENT TO ONE.

THEREFORE, BASED ON THAT PRECEDENT, YOU KNOW, THE COMMISSION HAS DISCRETION TO VOTE ON THIS ITEM TONIGHT.

AND I APPRECIATE THAT.

SO THE CHAIR, HAVE WE HISTORICALLY ADVERTISED THE POSITION BEFORE MAKING AN

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APPOINTMENT ? AND IF SO, WHAT AREA OF THE CODE HAVE YOU RELIED ON IN THE PAST? YES, LAST MEETING WE DID DO IT, BUT THAT I DID NOT SUPPORT IT THEN AND THE PROCEDURES FOR OUR PLANNING BOARD I S ON ARTICLE FIVE, B IS THE PLANNING BOARD.

AND IF YOU GO TO SECTION TWO POINT FIVE SEVEN.

ACTUALLY, TWO FIVE POINT TWO DASH FIVE SIX IS RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS ,TWO DASH FIVE SEVEN IIS APPOINTMENT PROCESS AND TWO DASH FIVE EIGHT IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS.

CAN YOU READ THE SECTION OF THE CODE THAT SPEAKS TO ADVERTISING WITH YEAH, FOR THE RECORD.

AND I'M SORRY.

WHOLE APPLICATION PROCESS.

THIS APPLICATION PROCESS A SECTION A, TWO DASH FIVE EIGHT APPLICATION PROCESS.

THE CITY COMMISSION SHALL REQUEST THAT INDIVIDUALS WHO MEET THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIFIC ADVISORY BOARD AND OR COMMITTEE SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT TO SPECIFIC ADVISORY BOARD.

THE CITY CLERK SHALL PROVIDE NOTICE IN THE CITY COMMISSIONS REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE CITY'S ADVISORY BOARD AND COMMITTEES THROUGH NOTICES POSTED AT CITY HALL ON THE CITY'S WEBSITE AND A LOCAL NEWSPAPER OF GENERAL CIRCULATION.

B.

ONCE ALL APPLICATIONS ARE SUBMITTED, THE CITY CLERK SHALL PROVIDE COPIES OF ALL APPLICATION TO EACH RESPECTED MEMBER AND THE MAYOR AND THE COMMISSIONER FOR THEIR REVIEW .

I CAN PROCEED.

BUT IT IS ANOTHER ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN ITEMS TWO DASH FIVE EIGHT APPLICATION PROCESS.

QUESTIONS FOR THE CITY CLERK.

NOW THAT YOU HAVE THE SECTION OF THE CODE.

WHY WAS THIS NOT FOLLOWED OR DID YOU HAVE AN INCLINATION FROM SOMEBODY THAT YOU DID NOT HAVE TO FOLLOW THIS SECTION OF THE CODE? IF I MAY, MADAM MAYOR.

YES.

THANK YOU.

I WAS PROVIDED THE NAME TO FOR APPOINTMENT BY BY COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

I BELIEVE MY QUESTION WAS, DID YOU KNOW THAT SECTION OF THE CODE EXISTS SO THAT YOU COULD DO YOUR JOB PROPERLY TO ADVERTISE IT, TO POST IT AND TO DO ALL THE PREREQUISITES BEFORE BRINGING IT TO THE COMMISSION? THAT IS MY QUESTION.

I DID, COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

WHY WAS THAT NOT I MOVED THE ITEM TO THE CITY MANAGER FOR APPROVAL AND WANTED TO FOLLOW THE CITY MANAGER'S LEAD AND NOT THE CODE OR HOW TO EXPLAIN THAT.

I THINK AT THIS TIME, THE CITY MANAGER HAD HIS HAND RAISED AND THIS IS A CITY MANAGER RESPONSE.

THANK YOU, MADAM.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON, AS I EXPLAINED DURING THE LAST MEETING WHERE WE DISCUSSED THE VICE MAYORS APPOINTMENTS TO THE BOARD, WE HAVE HISTORICALLY, AS THE CODE REQUIRES ADVERTISED FOR BOARD APPOINTMENTS AND PROVIDED THOSE APPLICATIONS TO THE COMMISSION AS THE CODE DIRECTS.

HOWEVER, IF A COMMISSIONER HAS A SPECIFIC PERSON THAT THEY WISH TO ADVOCATE, THAT THEY WISH TO APPOINT, AND WE ASK THEM IF THEY WISH US TO ADVERTISE AND AFTER WE ADVERTISE IT, THEY ARE SIMPLY GOING TO APPOINT THAT PERSON.

WE HAVE HISTORICALLY SKIPPED THE FORWARD IN ORDER TO NOT WASTE OTHER PEOPLE'S TIME AND EFFORT AND MONEY IN ORDER TO PROVIDE SIMPLY AN OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY, BUT NOT TO GET APPOINTED.

MR. I THINK THAT IF WE HAVE RULES, IF WE HAVE A CODE TO FOLLOW, WE SHOULD FOLLOW THE

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CODE.

WE SHOULD GIVE EACH MEMBER OF THE CITY, EACH RESIDENT OF THE CITY, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY FOR THE BOARDS.

BOARDS ARE NOT THERE FOR OUR FRIENDS TO JOIN OR FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE COMFORTABLE WITH.

WE ARE TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE IS A FAIR PROCESS AND THERE'S A RULE IN PLACE TO FOLLOW IT.

WE CAN'T JUST SKIP RULES BECAUSE IT SUITS SOMEBODY ELSE.

THAT'S WHAT I'M HEARING FROM YOU, THAT WE SKIP THE RULES, WE SKIP THE SECTION OF THE CODE BECAUSE COMMISSIONER PLACKO HAD SOMEBODY THAT SHE WANTS TO APPOINT, AND SO BECAUSE SHE HAS SOMEBODY THAT SHE WANTS TO APPOINT, WE JUST SKIP ALL OF THE OTHER HOPEFULS BECAUSE THEY WOULDN'T GET THE JOB ANYWAY.

THAT'S THE PROBLEM.

THAT'S A PROBLEM.

THAT'S A PROBLEM IN MY EYES.

AND THAT'S A PROBLEM IN AMERICA.

THERE'S A PROBLEM EVERYWHERE.

SOMEBODY WANTS A JOB SOMEWHERE AND YOU DON'T ADVERTISE A JOB BECAUSE YOU WANT TO APPOINT YOUR OWN PERSON IN THAT.

THAT SHOULD NOT BE THE CASE.

THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE.

AND THAT'S NOT THE WAY LEADERSHIP SHOULD BE.

WE SHOULD FOLLOW THE RULES.

I THANK YOU SO MUCH.

SO JUST TO BE CLEAR, YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY WE DID THIS TWO WEEKS AGO AND I BELIEVE THIS WAS EXPLAINED TO THE COMMISSION TWO WEEKS AGO, SAME PROCESS, AND IT SEEMED TO GET APPROVED FOR VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS' APPOINTMENTS TWO WEEKS AGO.

NOW, IF WE CAN HAVE A DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS TONIGHT ABOUT WHETHER WE WANT TO CONTINUE THIS PRACTICE OR NOT, WE CAN GO BACK TO FOLLOWING THE CODE AS IT IS WRITTEN AND WE WILL ABANDON THAT PRACTICE AND CUSTOM OF PUTTING SOMEONE FORWARD IF THAT'S THE COMMISSIONER'S CHOICE.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON, I UNDERSTAND YOUR CONCERNS AND OBJECTIONS TO THE PROCESS AND DO NOT DISAGREE WITH THAT.

WE'VE JUST RELIED ON THIS PRECEDENT IN THE PAST.

AND IF IT'S THE WILL OF THE COMMISSION NOT TO CONTINUE THAT, PLEASE ADVISE US NO, JUST TO RECLAIM SOME TIME HERE, MADAM MAYOR.

THAT'S NOT HOW IT WAS IN THE PAST, MR. CERNECH.

I RECALL ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS ACTUALLY TWO MEMBERS OF THIS BODY WANTED TO BE APPOINTED TO THE PLANNING BOARD.

AND BECAUSE OF OUR POLICIES AND PROCEDURES, BECAUSE OF THE CODE AND DISCUSSION FORTHWITH, THEY WEREN'T APPOINTED TO THE PLANNING BOARD.

MIKE GELIN AND ELVIN VILLALOBOS.

THERE ARE TWO MEMBERS OF THIS COMMISSION WHO WERE NOT APPOINTED TO THE PLANNING BOARD BECAUSE OF, YOU KNOW, THE SAME RULES AND, YOU KNOW, DISCUSSION THAT WE HAD FORTH WITH.

IT WAS NEVER A CUSTOM AND PRACTICE TO DO THIS.

WHEN THE MAYOR BROUGHT THIS UP AT THE LAST MEETING ABOUT MR. VILLALOBOS VICE MAYOR, WE PASSED IT BECAUSE HE'S A NEW COMMISSIONER.

YOU KNOW, THINGS HAPPEN, YOU KNOW, BUT THEN FOR THIS TO HAPPEN TWICE BACK TO BACK, IT JUST SEEMS LIKE IT IS A TREND OF THE CITY TO JUMP OVER RULES WHEN THEY ARE IN PLACE TO BE FOLLOWED AND, YOU KNOW, FOLLOW THOSE RULES WHEN IT SUITS US AND NOT FOLLOW THEM WHEN IT DOESN'T SUIT US.

SO I'M SURE THAT THE PERSON THAT COMMISSIONER PLACKO IS PUTTING FORWARD IS WELL QUALIFIED.

BUT, YOU KNOW, IT'S JUST I DON'T LIKE THE MESSAGE THAT WE'RE SENDING THAT IF WE HAVE A PROCESS, YOU KNOW, THEN DON'T FOLLOW THE PROCESS BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, ONE OF US CHOOSES TO DO SOMETHING ELSE.

AND I MEAN, COMMISSIONER PLACKO WILL OBVIOUSLY SPEAK TO THAT LATER.

BUT I'M JUST FOCUSING ON WHY THIS WAS NOT DONE AT THE VERY LEAST, YOU KNOW, POSTED AT CITY HALL OR POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA OR NEXT DOOR OR SOMETHING.

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YOU KNOW, LET'S JUST SKIP IT.

ALL OF IT.

IT DOESN'T SOUND RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

AND AS THE CITY MANAGER WAS MENTIONED AND I MENTIONED THIS WHEN WE WERE TALKING ABOUT ALL OF THE MAYOR'S APPOINTMENTS.

AGAIN, IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE PEOPLE.

IT HAS TO DO WITH THE PROCESS.

IF THERE IS A DISCUSSION THAT THIS COMMISSION WANTS TO HAVE REGARDING AMENDING THE PROCESS, IF WE FIND THAT PUBLICATION IN THE NEWSPAPER IS TOO EXPENSIVE AND TOO TIMELY, THEN THAT IS A PROCESS, SOMETHING THAT WE SHOULD HAVE AS A COMMISSION.

IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE CAN DISCUSS, BUT SINCE WE HAVE NOT YET DISCUSSED IT AT THE COMMISSION TO DETERMINE GOING FORWARD, THAT IS WHY I HAVE THE ISSUE.

AND WE ALL KNOW THAT WHEN IT COMES TO THE PLANNING BOARD, PERSONALLY, I DO FOLLOW THE FACT THAT THE PERSON THAT I APPOINT HAS TO HAVE EXPERIENCE IN ENGINEERING, THE BIGGEST, MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT IN OUR BOARDS WHERE WE HAVE PROVIDED AUTHORITY FOR THESE BOARDS TO MAKE DECISIONS THAT SOMETIMES DO NOT RISE TO THE LEVEL OF COMING TO THE COMMISSION.

SO ANYWAY, I DO SEE HANDS HERE.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO, YOUR HAND WAS UP AND NOW IT'S DOWN.

NO, IT SHOULD STILL BE UP.

IT IS NOT, BUT IT'S GOOD.

THAT'S FINE.

THANK YOU.

I WAS UP FIRST, BUT GO AHEAD.

YOU WANT TO GO? IT'S OK.

TWO WEEKS AGO, I REMEMBER THE DISCUSSION VERY, VERY WELL ABOUT THE VICE MAYORS NOMINEES.

WE HAD THE DISCUSSION AND THE RATIONALE BEHIND HIS DECISIONS, AND WE DID VOTE FOUR TO ONE TO APPROVE.

I WENT ON THE SAME PREMISE THIS TIME WITH WHO I CHOSE TO NOMINATE FOR THE POSITION.

SO WELL, I UNDERSTAND THE DISCUSSION ABOUT PROCEDURES, WE HAD THE SAME DISCUSSION LAST TIME, BUT IT WENT THROUGH.

GOING ON THAT ASSUMPTION, I PUT THIS FORTH IN GOOD FAITH.

IT WAS NOT ON MY PART ANYTHING TO SKIRT THE RULES.

AND SHOULD WE HAVE THAT DISCUSSION? THAT'S FINE.

BUT I WOULD CERTAINLY HOPE THAT I WOULD BE OFFERED THE SAME COURTESY THAT THE VICE MAYOR WAS OFFERED.

AND IF WE DECIDE TO CHANGE THIS AFTERWARDS, THAT'S FINE.

THEN LET'S PLAY FAIR AND DO IT THE WAY WE SHOULD.

BUT I DON'T THINK YOU CAN DO IT ONE TIME, NOT ANOTHER, AND CHANGE THE RULES IN THE MIDDLE OF IT.

SO LET'S HAVE A DISCUSSION IF WE CHOOSE TO, AND THAT'S FINE.

BUT I WOULD ASK THE COURTESY OF HAVING MY APPOINTMENT PUT THROUGH.

THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER GELIN .

YEAH, I MEAN, SINCE WE'RE HAVING THIS DISCUSSION ABOUT PROCESS AND ABOUT THE CODE, I THINK IT'S A GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO EXPLORE THE ROLE OF THE PLANNING BOARD, THE SELECTION PROCESS, AND IF WE EVEN NEED A PLANNING BOARD AT ALL.

PERSONALLY, I'VE BEEN DISAPPOINTED I'D LIKE TO.

THAT'S THE TOPIC.

THAT IS A MUCH DEEPER TOPIC.

I DON'T HAVE THE FLOOR.

I DO.

BUT I HAVE ALSO BEEN CHARGED WITH THE FACT OF KEEPING IT ON TOPIC.

AND I'M ON THE TOPIC.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE CODE AND THE PLANNING BOARD AND THE SELECTION OF A PLANNING BOARD MEMBER.

THE TOPIC IS ACTUALLY HER APPOINTMENTS.

AND SO WHAT I'M GOING TO ASK--.

THE APPOINTMENT PROCESS AND YOU'RE OBJECTING TO THE APPOINTMENT PROCESS.

I WAS JUST SAYING I'M OBJECTING TO HER TONIGHT FOR PICK BECAUSE OF THE PROCESS NOT TO TALK ABOUT THE PROCESS SO MY REQUEST TO YOU IS THIS.

IF IT'S GOING TO BE AN IN-DEPTH DISCUSSION ON THE PROCESS IS BEING PUT AS SOMETHING THAT IS A DISCUSSION ON THE NEXT MEETING, BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT THAT GOES INTO THE ACTUAL CODE OF ORDINANCE AND THE REASON FOR THE PARTICULAR BOARD THAT YOU ARE SEEKING TO DISCUSS IN MORE DETAIL.

OK, SO IN CLOSING, PERSONALLY, I'VE BEEN DISAPPOINTED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THE PLANNING BOARD.

I DON'T THINK THEY BRING MUCH VALUE TO US AS A COMMISSION AND I'M IN FAVOR OF REMOVING IT.

AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT I WOULD LIKE TO ADD AS A DISCUSSION POINT FOR THE NEXT AGENDA.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, COMMISSIONER.

SORRY, MY LAPTOP'S PRETTY HOT RIGHT NOW.

I THINK IT'S SLOWING DOWN A LITTLE BIT.

SO I WOULD AGREE WITH MR. CERNECH ON THE FACT THAT IT TAKES TIME, MONEY AND ENERGY.

I ALSO AGREE WITH THE COMMISSION, COMMISSIONER BOLTON'S VIEWPOINT AND

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MAYOR'S VIEWPOINT THAT THERE IS A POLICY.

SO I BELIEVE THAT THAT POLICY NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED BY ALL OF US AND CHANGED IF NECESSARY.

I BELIEVE EVERY TIME WE APPOINT SOMEONE IS BECAUSE WE BELIEVE THAT PERSON IS GOING TO REPRESENT US THE BEST IN THEIR ABILITY AND WE'RE ENTRUSTING THEM TO REPRESENT US AND THOSE PARTICULAR BOARDS.

AND THEREFORE, THAT'S WHY WE MAKE THOSE DECISIONS.

WHEN WE INTERVIEW FOLKS, WHETHER THEY FLUFFED UP THEIR RESUME, WE REALLY DON'T KNOW WHO THEY ARE OR WHAT THEY REALLY DO.

AND I THINK IT DOES AN INJUSTICE WHEN WE ACTUALLY KNOW A PERSON THAT WILL REPRESENT BE AN EXTENSION OF OURSELVES AND WITHIN THE CITY, THE SAME WAY THE COMMUNITY AND THE COMMUNITY LIAISON IS CHOSEN, THE SAME WAY I BELIEVE THAT'S THE WAY THE BOARD SHOULD BE CHOSEN.

SO WHILE THERE IS A POLICY, IT DOES COST MONEY.

IT DOES TAKE A LOT OF TIME AND IT TAKES A LOT OF ENERGY.

AND FOR ME PERSONALLY, THOSE THREE THINGS ARE MORE VALUABLE THAN ANYTHING ELSE.

WE STILL SHOULD BE PICKING SOMEONE, OBVIOUSLY, THAT LIVES WITHIN OUR DISTRICT, WITHIN OUR CITY, BUT THEY JUST NEED TO BE CHANGED.

AND IT'S AN OLD POLICY AND PERHAPS JUST CHANGING THE POLICY TO BETTER FIT OUR CURRENT NEED AND OUR FUTURE NEED IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN PERHAPS IN FOLLOWING IT, BECAUSE IT DOESN'T ALIGN WITH OUR VISION NOW THAT I COME FROM WHAT I CAN TELL, THAT JUST MIGHT TO MY COMMENT ON THAT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

SEEING THAT THERE'S NO OTHER COMMENTS AT THIS TIME, ON THE TABLE WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND FOR APPROVAL OF DAVID SO PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

YES.

VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS.

YES.

COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YES.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

YES.

AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

NO.

THE MOTION PASSES FOUR TO ONE.

THANK YOU TO MY COLLEAGUES.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WE'RE NOW MOVING FOR THIS FIRST READING.

IT IS TO TWO FOUR FOUR FIVE CREATION AND CODIFICATION OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION

[9.a. TO2445 - Creation and Codification of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Board ]

AND ADVISORY BOARD.

CITY ATTORNEY CAN YOU READ THE TITLE FOR THE RECORD PLEASE? THE ORDERS OF THE CITY COMMISSION AND THE CITY OF TAMARAC AMENDING CHARTER TWO ADMINISTRATION ARTICLE THREE BOARDS, COMMITTEES, COMMISSION, CITY OF TAMARAC CODE OF ORDERS AND DIVISION FOR DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION ADVISORY ROLE TO CONFLICTS WITHOUT POSSIBILITY FOR QUALIFICATION FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

THANK YOU.

AND ACTUALLY, I NEED A MOTION THE SECOND.

SO MOVED.

SHORT PRESENTATION.

YES, VICE MAYOR, MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION.

FOR THE RECORD, GREG WARNER, DIRECTOR OF PARKS AND RECREATION.

AND AS THE CITY ATTORNEY READ, THIS IS TO CREATE AND CODIFY A DIVERSITY OF EQUITY AND INCLUSION ADVISORY BOARDS FOR THE CITY.

SO I WANT TO PROVIDE YOU WITH A LITTLE BACKGROUND AND THEN SOME DETAILS ON THE ORDINANCE AND GOING BACK.

STAFF AND CITY COMMISSION DISCUSSED IRAQ'S GROWING DIVERSITY AT SOME STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETINGS A COUPLE OF YEARS BACK NOW.

AND THE COMMISSION AND COMMISSIONER BOLTON AND COMMISSIONER GELIN PUSHED FOR SOME TYPE OF A BOARD TO REPRESENT THE CULTURAL DIFFERENCES IN THE CITY.

AND THE COMMISSION APPROVED MOVING FORWARD WITH THAT.

AND THE ORIGINAL DISCUSSIONS TALKED ABOUT PLANNING COMMITTEES FOR CERTAIN CULTURAL EVENTS AND TO BUILD UPON THOSE CULTURAL OFFERINGS IN THE CITY AND CITY COMMISSION ASKED STAFF TO RESEARCH AND COME BACK WITH A PRESENTATION.

AND WE PUT TOGETHER A PRESENTATION WITH THE IDEA OF DEVELOPING THIS FOR THE DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION ADVISORY BOARD TO PROVIDE INPUT TO THE CITY.

SO THE CITY COMMISSION AT THAT POINT DIRECTED STAFF TO DEVELOP AN ORDINANCE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND SOME OF THE DETAILS OF THE ORDINANCE, THE BOARD CONSISTS OF FIVE REGULAR MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE CITY COMMISSION.

AND DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THIS BOARD, THE BOARD MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE CITY COMMISSION ON DIVERSITY AND EQUITY STRATEGIES THAT WILL STRENGTHEN CONNECTIONS AMONG DIVERSE COMMUNITY GROUPS AND WITH CITY GOVERNMENT TO INTERMINGLE THOSE TWO ENTITIES.

THE BOARD WILL ADVISE ON INITIATIVES THAT WILL PROMOTE APPRECIATION, ACCEPTANCE AND RESPECT FOR CULTURAL AND ABILITY DIFFERENCES.

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THESE INITIATIVE THAT WILL CONTRIBUTE TO CITY SERVICES AND PROGRAMS BEING EQUITABLE AND ACCESSIBLE FOR EVERYONE.

THE BOARD WILL MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE CITY COMMISSION ON WAYS TO WORK WITH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE STAKEHOLDERS IN THE CITY TO INCREASE UNDERSTANDING OF THE DIVERSE GROUPS THAT MAKE UP THE CITY.

EXCUSE ME.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND WITH THE MEMBERSHIP, THE MEMBERS OF THE ADVISORY BOARD SHALL BE APPROVED AND APPOINTED BY THE CITY COMMISSION TO SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE COMMISSION WITHOUT COMPENSATION.

THE CHAIRMAN, CHAIRWOMAN OF THE BOARD SHALL BE SELECTED THROUGH A VOTE OF THE MEMBERSHIP ON AN ANNUAL BASIS, AND MEMBERS SHALL BE A RESIDENT OF THE CITY.

OR IT CAN BE AN OWNER OR AN EMPLOYEE OF A BUSINESS LOCATED IN THE CITY.

NEXT SLIDE.

THE MEETINGS, THE ADVISORY BOARD SHALL MEET AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH, SIMILAR TO OTHER ADVISORY BOARDS WITHIN THE CITY, A REGULARLY SCHEDULED TIME THAT WILL BE COORDINATED AND APPROVED THROUGH THE CITY CLERK.

THE BOARD MAY DETERMINE ITS OWN VACATION PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED MORE THAN ONE COUNCIL MEETING PER YEAR.

AND AGAIN, SIMILAR TO OTHER ADVISORY BOARDS WITHIN THE CITY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND WITHIN THE ORDINANCE, IT PROVIDES FOR A COMMISSIONER LIAISON THE ADVISORY BOARD MAY HAVE A CITY COMMISSION LIAISON PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION TWO, DASH THIRTY THREE OF THE CITY CODE.

AND ALSO THE STAFF LIAISON THE ADVISORY BOARD, MAY HAVE A STAFF PERSON ASSIGNED TO IT BY THE CITY MANAGER TO SERVE IN AN ADVISORY CAPACITY.

AND ANY REQUEST ON PART OF THE BOARD FOR INFORMATION OR SERVICES FROM THE ADMINISTRATION SHALL BE MADE BY THE CHAIRMAN AND CHAIRWOMAN TO THE CITY MANAGER OR THE STAFF LIAISON NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND WE'VE DISCUSSED THIS IN THE PAST THAT SOME OF THE THE BASIC BENEFITS OF HAVING A DIVERSITY EQUITY INCLUSION TO AN ADVISORY BOARD WILL HELP THE CITY UNDERSTAND PERSPECTIVES OF EXTERNAL TO CITY GOVERNMENT FROM DIFFERENT RESIDENT GROUPS, BUILD CAPACITY TO BETTER INTERACT WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIFFERENT CULTURAL AND ABILITY BACKGROUNDS.

AND MEETING OUR RESIDENTS, ALLOW THE CITY TO BETTER LEVERAGE THE STRENGTH OF ITS DIVERSITY.

WE ARE A RICH CITY IN DIVERSITY AND IF WE CAN LEVERAGE THAT STRENGTH WE WILL BE A MUCH BETTER CITY.

AND NEXT SLIDE.

WITH THAT, I WILL ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE.

AND TONIGHT, AGAIN, IS THE FIRST READING OF THIS ORDINANCE, AND IT WILL TAKE TWO READINGS WITH THE SECOND READING TAKING PLACE AT THE JANUARY TWENTY SEVENTH COMMISSION MEETING.

THANK YOU.

I AM NOT SEEING ANY HANDS RAISED AT THIS TIME REGARDING THIS MATTER.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE DISCUSSED AND STRATEGIC PLANNING IS SOMETHING THAT WE ALL DESIRE TO HAVE.

I HAVE ONE QUESTION, AND I DON'T KNOW I CAN JUST DIRECT YOU TO YOURSELF, MR. WARNER, JUST FOR MR. CERNECH.

WHAT WAS THE DECISION AND HOW THE DECISION WAS MADE TO HAVE IT BEING A FIVE PERSON BOARD VERSUS A SEVEN PERSON BOARD.

MY FEELING IS THAT THIS IS A NEW BOARD WITH A VERY BIG REACH THAT WE WANT TO MAKE INTO OUR COMMUNITY AND TO HELP WITH THE EVENTS AND LEARNING AND STRUCTURE OF WHAT THE WHOLE PURPOSE IS ON THIS COMMITTEE IS.

SO IS THERE A PROBLEM THAT THIS COMMISSION TO DETERMINE TO MAKE IT A SEVEN PERSON BOARD VERSUS KEEPING IT TO FIVE? MAYOR, THERE'S NO PROBLEM WITH THAT AT ALL.

AND I BELIEVE THAT WAS MY INITIAL INITIAL THOUGHT.

AND WHEN WE WHEN I PRESENTED TO THE COMMISSION BACK IN NOVEMBER, I BELIEVE THE COMMISSION RECOMMENDED THAT WE GO WITH FIVE, BUT THAT CAN BE CHANGED IF THE COMMISSION DESIRES.

THANK YOU FOR THAT.

I MEAN, I CAN SEE A FIVE PICK CHOICE.

IF WE HAVE A SEVEN PICK CHOICE, DOES ONE OF US GET TWO PICKS RANDOMLY? DOES THE MAYOR HAVE THREE VOICE A PICK ON THIS? JUST A QUESTION.

WE HAVE SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO ARE UNMUTED.

SO MAYBE WE COULD JUST TRY MUTING AND THEN UNMUTE AGAIN.

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I CAN SAY, VICE MAYOR.

THE SELECTION PROCESS IS OUTLINED IN THE CITY CODE AND I DO NOT HAVE THAT ANSWER.

I'M NOT SURE JENNIFER, IF YOU HAVE THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION OR NOT TONIGHT.

I CAN GET THAT TO YOU.

THAT IS OUTLINED IN THE CODE.

IF I MAY, IT'S ACTUALLY IN SECTION TWO, DASH FIFTY NINE.

IT PROVIDES FOR SEVEN MEMBERS ON A BOARD, ONE FOR EACH ONE OF THE COMMISSIONERS, TWO AT LARGE BY THE MAYOR AND ONE VOTED FOR AS A MAJORITY OF THE COMMISSION.

THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

I'D JUST LIKE TO SAY THAT I DON'T SUPPORT A SEVEN MEMBER BOARD, I THINK FIVE MEMBERS ARE ENOUGH, AND THAT MAKES EVERYTHING EQUAL IN BALANCE FOR APPOINTMENT PURPOSES.

SO I WOULD NOT WANT TO ENTERTAIN ANY DISCUSSION ABOUT A SEVEN MEMBER BOARD AT THIS TIME.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR OPINION.

ANYONE ELSE WHO WISHES TO MAKE ANY COMMENTS? SEEING THAT THERE'S NO COMMENTS--.

I WOULD JUST LIKE A COPY OF THE PRESENTATION SO I COULD REVIEW IT.

MR. WARNER, PLEASE SEND HIM A COPY OF THE PRESENTATION WHEN YOU HAVE A CHANCE.

THE FIRST READING.

SEEING THAT THIS IS FIRST READING, WE DO NOT HAVE PUBLIC COMMENTS.

CITY CLERK, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

YES.

VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS.

YES.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

YES.

AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

YES.

THE MOTION TO APPROVE PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

FIVE TO ZERO.

THANK YOU.

IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT ITEM 13 B WAS REMOVED.

[13.b. Discussion regarding Waste Management and cleaning up fluid spills]

YES, IT WAS REMOVED, BUT I DO WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO TOM FROM WASTE MANAGEMENT FOR GETTING BACK TO ME.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT COMMUNICATION WITH WASTE MANAGEMENT, WHEN WE DO GET COMPLAINTS, ARE BEING HANDLED PROPERLY AND ON TIME.

AND JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO TOM FOR HAVING THAT COMMUNICATION LINE WITH ME.

THE PROBLEM IS BEING ADDRESSED.

AND ANYONE WATCHING THIS VIDEO, IF YOU HAVE ANY ISSUES WITH WASTE MANAGEMENT, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO REACH OUT TO YOUR DISTRICT COMMISSIONER, THE MAYOR, CITY CLERK, SO THAT WE CAN ADDRESS THESE ISSUES.

AND THERE IS ONE MATTER IS TRACKED, WE ARE LOOKING AND WITH WASTE MANAGEMENT ITSELF.

I HAVE COMMISSIONER GELIN AND THEN COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

YEAH, I KNOW THERE THERE HAVE BEEN SOME RESIDENTS THAT HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT CERTAIN ISSUES WITH WASTE MANAGEMENT, AND I'VE CONTACTED THE SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE AND THEY HAVE GONE ON TOP OF IT RIGHT AWAY.

RESIDENTS HAVE CALLED ME BACK AND WERE PLEASED WITH THE QUICK FOLLOW UP FROM WASTE MANAGEMENT.

SO JUST GET IN CONTACT WITH THE CLIENT REPRESENTATIVE AND THEY'RE USUALLY ON TOP OF IT.

YES, I'VE ALSO HAD SOME ISSUES WITH WASTE MANAGEMENT, AND I DO THINK IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO LET PUBLIC WORKS KNOW SO WE CAN TRACK IT TO SEE IF IT'S THE SAME ISSUE IN THE SAME AREAS OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

BUT THEY HAVE BEEN RECEPTIVE.

THANK YOU.

AND YES, IT'S NOT ONLY FOR THAT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE RECEPTIVE AND DOING WHAT THEY NEED TO DO, BUT WE ARE IN A CONTRACT WITH WASTE MANAGEMENT.

SO IF WE DO NOT HAVE A PROPER WAY TO MAKE SURE THAT THE CONTRACT IS BEING FOLLOWED AND THE MATTERS ARE BEING ADDRESSED AND HANDLED, WE CAN'T MAKE SURE THAT OUR CONTRACT IS BEING FOLLOWED.

SO PLEASE, WE WANT TO HELP OUR RESIDENTS.

WE KNOW THAT WHAT WE WANT TO DO, WE ALSO HAVE TO FOLLOW THE PROCEDURES TO HELP WHAT OUR CITY NEEDS TO DO AS WELL.

MOVING RIGHT ALONG NOW, WE ARE ON 13 C DISCUSSION RELATED TO ONE TAMARAC.

[02:20:05]

GREG WARNER, PARKS AND RECREATION DIRECTOR.

AM I MISSING SOMETHING? WE WENT OVER 13A.

OH, GOODNESS.

MY APOLOGIES.

NO, IT WAS JUST MY SCROLL.

IT WAS JUST MY SCROLL.

MR. WARNER WE'LL BE BACK TO YOU.

WE WILL BE GOING BACKWARDS TO 13 A DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE DIRECTION TO AMEND

[13.a. Discussion and possible direction to amend the Mayor & Commission responsibilities as outlined by the Charter, Code of Ordinances, Resolutions and custom and practices]

THE MAYOR RESPONSIBILITIES AS OUTLINED BY CHARTER CODE OF ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS AND CUSTOM AND PRACTICES.

THIS IS REQUESTED BY COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

COMMISSIONER.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I'M GLAD THAT I CALLED THE ITEM.

NICE TRY.

ALL RIGHT.

SO WHAT ARE YOU SAYING SOMETHING? I DON'T THINK SO.

ALL RIGHT.

SO LET'S GO TO THIS QUICKLY.

THERE ARE--.

LET ME START HERE.

I THINK THAT THE CODE OF ORDINANCE IS THE CHARTER HAS NOT BEEN LOOKED AT FOR A VERY LONG TIME.

I THINK THAT PARTICULARLY THE SECTION THAT TALKS ABOUT THE MAYOR AND COMMISSION RESPONSIBILITIES HAVE NOT BEEN LOOKED AT FOR A VERY LONG TIME AS WELL.

SO I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THE CITY ATTORNEY LOOK AT THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, LOOK AT OUR CHARTER, LOOK AT ANY RESOLUTIONS AND CUSTOMS AND PRACTICES THAT WE HAVE AND BRING BACK TO US AFTER LOOKING AFTER SPEAKING WITH EACH COMMISSIONER TO MAKE ANY SUGGESTIONS OR INPUTS TO CHANGE THE WAY THAT SECTION OF OUR CODE OR CHARTER RESOLUTIONS, CUSTOMS AND PRACTICES, THAT SORT OF STUFF.

SO TONIGHT, I DON'T HAVE SPECIFIC CHANGES THAT I WANT TO MAKE, ALTHOUGH I HAVE A COUPLE IN MIND.

I THINK THAT IT IS WISER AND FAIR TO HAVE THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION GIVE THEIR FEEDBACK TO THE CITY ATTORNEY TO, YOU KNOW, SHAR WHAT THEY FEEL SHOULD BE CHANGED AFTER READING IT.

SO I'VE BEEN SPENDING SOME TIME WITH THE CHARTER, WITH OUR CODE OF ORDINANCES AND THAT SORT OF STUFF.

AND I'VE BEEN MAKING SOME NOTES SO THAT WOULD BE MY PLEASURE.

OK, SO THAT'S A PART OF THE DISCUSSION.

SO WHERE THE CLERK IS CONCERNED, JUST KEEP TRACK OF WHAT DISCUSSION AND WHAT THIS DISCUSSION IS AND THE THINGS THAT I WANT.

SO THAT'S NUMBER ONE.

OK, NUMBER TWO, CUSTOMARY PRACTICES.

AND THIS IS MEANT TO BE A GENERAL STATEMENT.

I THINK THAT CUSTOMARY PRACTICES ARE-- THAT IS INVALID, AND I THINK THAT THIS IS A WAY TO, AGAIN, YOU KNOW, USE IT WHEN IT WHEN IT SUITS SOMEBODY AND USE IT WHEN IT DOESN'T SUIT SOMEBODY.

SO.

I WANT THERE TO BE NO MORE CUSTOMARY PRACTICES .

A PART OF APPROVING THIS ITEM IS TO EMPOWER THE CITY MANAGER TO SPEAK WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY AND THE CITY COMMISSION AND STAFF AND FIND OUT JUST WHAT WE HAVE BEEN CALLING CUSTOM AND PRACTICE AND BRING THEM BACK IN A POLICY.

SO ALL THIS TIME, WHAT HAVE WE'VE BEEN CALLING CUSTOM AND PRACTICE? WHAT ARE SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE CONSIDER CUSTOM AND PRACTICE? AND SPEAK TO EACH OF US, SPEAK TO THE MANAGER, SPEAK TO STAFF AND FIND OUT JUST

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WHAT CUSTOM AND PRACTICE IS.

ARE YOU OK, MADAM CLERK? OK.

GOOD.

YOU WERE MAKING FACES AND I WASN'T SURE.

OK.

ALL RIGHT, SO JUST TO FIND OUT, YOU KNOW, EXACTLY WHAT THE CUSTOM AND PRACTICES ARE.

ONCE WE FIGURE THAT OUT, THE ATTORNEY TALKS TO EVERYBODY AND SURVEYS EVERYBODY BRING ALL OF THAT BACK IN A POLICY OF SOME SORT AND LET US FOLLOW THAT.

SO THAT'S NUMBER ONE.

THAT'S NUMBER TWO.

NUMBER THREE IS ALSO ON THE TOPIC OF CUSTOM AND PRACTICES.

I UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS AN ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTION TO ADDRESS MATTERS SUCH AS PARKING SPACES, HOW WE USE OFFICE SPACES HERE IN THE COMMISSION FLAT, THE SEATING ARRANGEMENTS, HOW WE CHOOSE OFFICES AND HOW WE SIT ON THE DAIS.

SO PART OF THIS IS THE APPROVAL OF THIS ITEM IS EMPOWERING THE CITY MANAGER TO SURVEY THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION TO FIND OUT WHETHER OR NOT THEY WANT ANY CHANGES TO THE AFOREMENTIONED.

AND ONCE THE CITY MANAGER REACHES A MAJORITY CONSENSUS, THE CITY MANAGER SHOULD BE EMPOWERED TO MAKE THE CHANGES TO THE AFOREMENTIONED WITHIN 15 DAYS OF CONDUCTING THAT SURVEY ON CONSENSUS.

SO THE CITY MANAGER WOULD HEAR FROM EACH OF US WHETHER OR NOT WE ARE COMFORTABLE WITH WHERE WE SIT ON THE DAIS, WHERE THE LOCATION OF OUR OFFICE IN THE COMMISSION FLAT, PARKING SPACES AND THAT SORT OF STUFF.

ALL OF THAT, I BELIEVE, AND THE CITY MANAGER CAN CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, IS AN ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTION.

AND IF WE NEED THAT CHANGED AND IF IT'S THE WILL OF THE COMMISSION, THEN THAT SHOULD BE CHANGED.

SO PART OF THE APPROVAL TONIGHT WOULD BE TO EMPOWER THE CITY MANAGER TO MAKE THOSE CHANGES AND MAKE THOSE CHANGES BASED ON THE MAJORITY CONSENSUS FROM THE COMMISSION WITHIN 15 DAYS OF TONIGHT.

A PART OF THE APPROVAL TONIGHT WOULD BE TO REVISIT ORDINANCES THAT MAY BE OLD, WHETHER THEY SPEAK TO THE MAYOR, COMMISSION OR NOT.

I THINK THAT ALL OF OUR ORDINANCE IS HAVE BEEN DRAFTED BY THE MAYOR AND COMMISSION AND IN THE PAST OR APPROVED BY THE MAYOR AND COMMISSION IN THE PAST.

SO I WANT TO LOOK AT ANYTHING THAT WAS APPROVED BY PAST MAYORS AND COMMISSION, INCLUDING PARTIALLY OR TOTALLY THIS COMMISSION.

I WANT A COMPLETE OVERHAUL AND REVISIT OF ALL OF OUR ORDINANCES.

I BELIEVE THAT SOME OF THEM ARE OLD, SOME OF THEM DO NOT DO WHAT WE INTEND THEM TO DO IN PRESENT DAY.

SOME OF THEM ARE ARCHAIC.

FOR INSTANCE, THERE'S AN ORDINANCE THAT SAYS YOU CAN'T SERVE WATER IN A RESTAURANT UNLESS THE PERSON ASKS FOR WATER TO BE BROUGHT TO THE TABLE.

THAT'S AN ORDINANCE THAT WAS BROUGHT BY A PREVIOUS COMMISSION.

ANYTHING TO DO WITH WHAT PREVIOUS COMMISSIONERS OR MAYORS VOTED ON SHOULD BE BROUGHT BACK TO US.

WE SHOULD HAVE AN EXERCISE FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY.

SO A PART OF THE APPROVAL TONIGHT IS LOOKING AT A LIST OF ORDINANCES AND FIGURE OUT WHAT IS OLD, WHAT DOES NOT WORK ANYMORE, WHAT NEEDS TO BE REPEALED, WHAT NEEDS TO BE REPLACED AND MODIFIED.

SO FINALLY.

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I ALSO LIKE COMMISSIONER GELIN, BELIEVE THAT THE PLANNING BOARD NEEDS TO BE LOOKED AT IN SOME DETAIL AND AGAIN, THAT WAS APPROVED BY PREVIOUS MAYORS AND COMMISSIONERS.

SO WE NEED TO TAKE A LOOK AT THAT AS WELL.

I WOULD LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THE PLANNING BOARD AND ITS ROLE IN THE APPROVAL OF SITE PLANNING APPLICATIONS.

AS A MEMBER OF THE CITY COMMISSION, I HAVE DETERMINED THAT THE PLANNING BOARD'S DECISIONS OVER THE YEARS ARE OUT OF TOUCH WITH THE VISION AND CONCERNS OF THE CITY COMMISSION AND THE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY.

IN FACT THE PLANNING BOARD'S DECISION HAVE FRUSTRATED NOT JUST ME, BUT OTHER MEMBERS OF THIS COMMISSION AND HAVE UPSET MANY OF OUR RESIDENTS ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS.

I BELIEVE THAT REPLACING OR REENGAGE THE MEMBERS OF THE CITY COMMISSION WILL RESOLVE THE PROBLEMS WITH THE PLANNING BOARD.

IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THE CITY IS NOT REQUIRED TO PROCESS SITE PLANNING APPLICATIONS OR RECOMMENDATIONS BEFORE THE PLANNING BOARD UNDER THE CITY CHARTER AND STATE LAW.

IT IS ALSO MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THE PLANNING BOARD IS A BOARD CREATED BY THE CITY COMMISSION AND THE CITY COMMISSION HAS THE AUTHORITY TO ELIMINATE THE BOARD IF THE CITY COMMISSIONER WANTS TO DESIGNATE ITSELF AS THE LOCAL PLANNING BOARD OR RESTRICT MATTERS THAT MAY COME BEFORE THE PLANNING COMMISSION.

SO I AM ASKING THE CITY ATTORNEY TO PROVIDE THE CITY COMMISSION WITH A LEGAL MEMORANDUM TO DETERMINE NUMBER ONE, IF WE HAVE TO PROCESS SITE PLANNING APPLICATIONS BEFORE THE PLANNING BOARD AND WHETHER THE CITY COMMISSION MAY RESTRICT MATTERS THAT COMES BEFORE THE PLANNING COMMISSION.

YOU WILL ALL RECALL SOME OF YOU STAFF AND THE MAYOR INCLUDED WHEN WE WERE CHANGING WHAT THE PLANNING BOARD HEARS AND WHAT IT DOESN'T HEAR, I OBJECTED AT THE TIME TO SOME OF THE THINGS, SOME OF THE POWERS THAT WE WERE GIVING TO THE PLANNING BOARD.

THAT IS STILL MY RULE OF THOUGHT THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT SHOULD NOT BE SO.

WE SHOULD BE HEARING SITE PLAN MATTERS AND THAT SORT OF STUFF AND SO FORTH.

SO EMPOWER THE CITY ATTORNEY TO PROVIDE THE COMMISSION WITH LEGAL MEMORANDUM TO DETERMINE IF WE HAVE TO PROCESS SITE PLAN APPLICATIONS BEFORE THE PLANNING BOARD AND WHETHER THE CITY COMMISSION MAY RESTRICT MATTERS THAT COME BEFORE THE PLANNING COMMISSION.

SO AT OUR NEXT AVAILABLE MEETING, AT THE NEXT AVAILABLE MEETING, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY IN THE VERY LEAST, BRING BACK, AFTER SPEAKING WITH US SOME CHANGES AS IT RELATES TO THE MAYOR AND COMMISSION'S ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER THE CODE OF ORDINANCES AND THE CHARTER.

OBVIOUSLY, THE CHARTER HAS TO GO BEFORE THE PEOPLE OF TAMARAC.

I UNDERSTAND THAT.

BUT AFTER SPEAKING WITH US, FIGURE OUT WHAT WE COULD CHANGE.

AGAIN, WITHIN 15 DAYS OF TONIGHT, THE CITY MANAGER SHOULD CONDUCT A SURVEY TO FIGURE OUT WHETHER OR NOT EACH OF US ARE HAPPY WITH WHERE WE SIT, WHERE OUR OFFICE IS, WHERE THE PARKING SPACES ARE.

AND THAT'S THE STUFF.

WE HAVE ASSISTANCE.

WE HAVE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT LIAISONS.

WE HAVE DIFFERENT PROJECTS, WE'RE A DIFFERENT COMMISSION, WE HAVE DEMANDING OBLIGATIONS AND ACTIVITIES THAT WOULD REQUIRE SOME CHANGES.

I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE SOME CHANGES.

AND SO I WANT THE CITY MANAGER TO SURVEY THE CITY COMMISSIONERS FOR THOSE CHANGES.

ALSO FOR THE NEXT COMMISSION MEETING, I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR WHAT THE CUSTOM AND PRACTICES HAVE BEEN IN THE CITY.

AND I WANT THOSE IN A POLICY.

AND THEN LATER ON, PROBABLY TWO MEETINGS FROM TONIGHT, PROBABLY THE CITY ATTORNEY COULD BRING BACK SOME ARCHAIC ORDINANCES AFTER SPEAKING WITH US AND SHOWING US WHAT OUR ORDINANCES MAY BE ARCHAIC AND THAT SORT OF STUFF, AND BRING IT BACK TO

[02:35:51]

THE FUTURE MEETINGS WHERE WE CAN REPEAL AND REPLACE THOSE.

I THINK THAT WOULD BE A VERY GOOD EXERCISE FOR OUR ESPECIALLY VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS AND ALL OF US WHO ARE NEW TO PRESENT A NEW DAY IN TAMARAC, NOT TO DO THINGS ARCHAIC ANYMORE, NOT TO DO THINGS THE OLD WAY, BUT TO DO THINGS IN A WAY WHERE IT PLEASES OUR RESIDENTS PRESENT DAY AND WHAT THEY WANT TO SEE HAPPEN IN OUR CITY.

THAT IS MY PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS.

IS THERE ANYBODY WHO HAS ANY COMMENTS? SEEING NONE.

WE WILL THEN MOVE THIS MATTER.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON, DO YOU HAVE THAT ON TIMELINE SO THAT WE CAN REVIEW ALL THAT THAT YOU JUST SAID? THAT WAS KIND OF A MOUTHFUL.

AS MUCH AS I CAN.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE I'M UNDERSTANDING EVERYTHING THAT YOU'RE TRYING TO CONVEY.

THANK YOU.

IF I MAY, MADAM MAYOR.

I THINK THAT I GAVE A RECAP AND THE CITY CLERK, I THINK, IS TRAINED ENOUGH TO ACKNOWLEDGE MY RECAP AND TELL YOU EXACTLY WHAT I JUST SAID.

SO IF IT PLEASES THE MAYOR, MADAM CLERK.

THE FIRST ONE IS THE GENERAL CUSTOMS AND PRACTICES ARE INVALID.

AND YOU'D LIKE TO EMPOWER THE CITY MANAGER TO SPEAK WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY AND STAFF, DO A SURVEY AND BRING THAT BACK AS A POLICY.

AND THEN YOU COULD FOLLOW THAT.

FOR THE EMPOWER THE CITY MANAGER TO MAKE AN ADMINISTRATIVE DECISION BASED ON A SURVEY REGARDING THE COMMISSION PARKING SPACES, OFFICE SPACE AND SEATING ON THE DAIS.

REVISIT ALL OF THE ORDINANCE THAT MAY BE OLD, EITHER REPEAL, REPLACE OR MODIFY THOSE.

LOOK AT THE PLANNING BOARD AND WHETHER OR NOT IT'S NECESSARY.

THE CITY COMMISSION COULD SERVE AS A PLANNING BOARD.

AND RESTRICT MATTERS THAT COME BEFORE THE PLANNING BOARD.

AND TO LOOK AT THAT AND HAVE THE CITY ATTORNEY BRING BACK THOSE CHANGES AND HOW THEY RELATE TO THE CODE AND CHARTER WITHIN 15 DAYS OF THE SURVEY.

DID THAT SUM IT UP? RIGHT.

SO IS THAT A GOOD, DOABLE TIMEFRAME JUST IN GENERAL? GOOD QUESTION, VICE MAYOR.

AND SO THE QUESTION IS ACTUALLY FOR THE CITY ATTORNEY, BUT ALSO FOR THE CITY MANAGER WHO HAS TO WORK WITH STAFF TO GET THIS INFORMATION.

SO CITY ATTORNEY AND THEN CITY MANAGER.

WITH RESPECT TO THE ISSUES THAT I'M WORKING ON, RESPECT TO THE RULES OF PROCEDURE, THOSE ARE PRETTY STRAIGHTFORWARD.

AND THE CODE, I CAN FIND THOSE.

AND BASICALLY REVIEW THOSE QUICKLY AND PROVIDE AN OPINION ON THESE ISSUES.

AN ISSUE IS MAKING SURE I'M ABLE TO MEET WITH EACH MEMBER COMMISSION WITHIN THAT TIME FRAME.

THAT'S OBVIOUSLY WITHIN YOUR DISCRETION, YOUR SCHEDULE.

ON RESPECT TO THE PLANNING BOARD ISSUE, THAT'S ANOTHER ISSUE THAT I KNOW BASED ON THE LAW I CAN WORK WITHIN THE TIMEFRAME RECOMMENDED BY COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

AGAIN, IF I'M REQUIRED TO MEET WITH MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION AGAIN, YOU KNOW, I MAY HAVE SOME TIME FRAME ISSUE, BUT, YOU KNOW, I CAN TALK TO YOU BY TELEPHONE AND WE CAN MEET IN PERSON, WHATEVER IT CAN BE.

SO WITH RESPECT TO OLD, ARCHAIC ORDINANCE, I BELIEVE COMMISSIONER BOLTON HAD

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GIVEN AND CORRECT ME A MORE EXTENDED TIMELINE TO PRESENT THAT TO THE CITY COMMISSION AND REVIEW THAT WITH AT LEAST NOT WITHIN THE SAME TIMEFRAME AS THANK YOU.

POINT OF CLARIFICATION, MADAM MAYOR.

YES.

OK, SO THE CITY ATTORNEY IS RIGHT.

I'M LOOKING AT CUSTOM AND PRACTICES AND THAT'S THE STYLE REALLY AND TRULY IS TALKING WITH STAFF AND TALKING WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY, WITH THE CITY CITY MANAGER.

AND IF, YOU KNOW, NEED TO BE, YOU KNOW, TALK WITH THE MEMBERS OF THE CITY COMMISSION AND FIND OUT, YOU KNOW, JUST WHAT CUSTOM AND PRACTICES MEAN TO THEM.

THAT CAN BE BROUGHT BACK AT THE NEXT MEETING I BELIEVE THAT THE MANAGER OF THE EMAIL OR ASK WHERE THE ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTION IS REGARDING PARKING SPACES, SEATS ON THE DAIS, OFFICE SPACES WHERE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT LIAISON SIT, WHETHER OR NOT WE LIKE OUR OFFICES, THAT SORT OF STUFF.

AND OF COURSE, YOU KNOW, CERTAINLY MY QUESTION THAT CAN BE DONE IN 15 DAYS.

AND THEN, OF COURSE, I GAVE MORE TIMELINE, MAYBE TWO MEETINGS FROM TONIGHT TWO THE REGULAR MEETINGS FROM TONIGHT'S MEETING TO REVISIT OLD ARCHAIC ORDINANCES AND TO REPLACE AND REPEAL THOSE ARE BASED ON AN EXERCISE, MAYBE A WORKSHOP FROM THE CITY COMMISSION.

AND THEN BRING BACK ISSUES REGARDING THE THE PLANNING BOARD TO THE NEXT MEETING.

OBVIOUSLY, THAT WILL KIND OF BE AN ORDINANCE THAT WOULD REQUIRE FIRST AND SECOND READING.

IF WE HAVE ANY CHANGES TO THAT, WE CAN MAKE IT BETWEEN FIRST AND SECOND MEETINGS.

SO.

SO THAT IS MY PLEASURE.

THANK YOU FOR THE CLARIFICATION.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

COMMISSIONER GELIN YEAH, SO I JUST WANTED TO GET CLARIFICATION IN TERMS OF WHETHER OR NOT THIS IS A MOTION OR AN ACTION, OR IS IT JUST AS A DISCUSSION.

SO DO WE NEED TO TAKE AN ACTION ON THIS ITEM? I GUESS THAT'S A QUESTION THROUGH THE CITY ATTORNEY, FOR THE CHAIR, TO THE CITY ATTORNEY.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

HE HAS GIVEN US A DIRECTIVE.

I DON'T THINK THERE'S A NEED FOR MOTION.

WE'VE GOT A DIRECTIVE.

AND WITH THE RESEARCH, WE'LL DISCUSS EACH ITEM WITH INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION AND WE'LL MAKE A DECISION WHETHER WE HAVE TO PLACE AN AGENDA BASED ON THAT DISCUSSION.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

YEAH, I'M JUST WONDERING HOW OUR CITY ATTORNEY, WHO IS VERY NEW, IS GOING TO DECIDE WHICH IS THE CUSTOM OR WHICH IS TRADITION OR WHICH IS AN ACTUAL POLICY OR ORDINANCE.

I'M NOT QUITE SURE HOW HE'S GOING TO BE ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT OR IS HE GOING TO DO THAT BY TALKING TO EACH OF US.

SO I NEED SOME KIND OF CLARIFICATION ON THAT SO I KNOW WHERE WE'RE GOING WITH THIS.

MADAM MAYOR.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO, I BELIEVE, AND WE CALL THEM COMMISSIONER BOLTON SAID HE INDICATED THAT I NEED TO MEET WITH THE MANAGER AND ALSO MEET WITH MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION TO FIGURE OUT WHAT CUSTOM AND PRACTICE.

DOES NOT MEAN FIGURING IT OUT, BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW IT.

IN FACT, I WILL RELY ON WRITTEN POLICIES AND TERMS. THAT'S WHAT IS THE CONTROL IN LAW WITH RESPECT TO LOOKING AT HOW THIS COMMISSION GOVERNS.

SO I DON'T KNOW ANY CUSTOM AND PRACTICE AT THIS TIME.

SO FROM TALKING TO CITY MANAGER AND THEY SHOULD CLEARLY INDICATED THAT THE CITY MANAGER AND I SHOULD TALK, FIGURE OUT WHAT WAS CUSTOM AND PRACTICE.

OK, I JUST HAVE TO THROW SOMETHING IN HERE.

I HAVE BEEN ABSOLUTELY GLUED TO THE TV WITH EVERYTHING THAT HAS BEEN GOING ON WITH THE HEARINGS.

AND YOU JUST YOU CAN'T IT'S A SHIP-- IT'S THE WRECK THAT YOU CAN'T LOOK AWAY FROM.

BUT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I HEARD DURING ALL THIS THAT HAS STUCK IN MY BRAIN IS

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POLITICS IS NOT ABOUT PERSONALITY, IT'S ABOUT POLICY.

AND THAT JUST STRUCK A CHORD WITH ME.

AND AS WE'RE SITTING HERE HAVING THIS DISCUSSION, I THINK IT REALLY HOLDS TRUE.

SO KEEP THAT IN MIND.

POLITICS IS NOT ABOUT PERSONALITY.

IT'S ABOUT POLICY.

SO, YOU KNOW, WE CAN GO BACK TO BEING GLUED TO THE TV.

NIGHTMARE, NIGHTMARE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

THANK YOU.

I THINK IT WOULD BE PRUDENT OR WISE FOR US TO GO THROUGH MAKING SURE THAT WE UNDERSTAND THROUGH DISCUSSION THAT THIS IS WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO.

AND IT'S THE WILL OF THE COMMISSION TO CALL A ROLL CALL VOTE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION HEARD, UNDERSTOOD.

AND THAT THERE IS NO ISSUES WITH THE CITY MANAGER OR THE CITY ATTORNEY UNDERSTANDING THE DIRECTION THAT IS GIVEN.

AND BEFORE WE GO THERE, EVERYONE ELSE HAS HAD THEIR COMMENTS.

I HAVE ONE CONCERN ABOUT THE TIMELINE THAT MAYBE YOU CAN CLARIFY FOR ME, BECAUSE THE ORDER, AS IS CUSTOMARY PRACTICES, IS SOMETHING THAT YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR THE CITY ATTORNEY IS GOING TO HEAR FROM CITY MANAGER, CITY STAFF AND FROM EACH OF US.

AND BEFORE PUTTING IT BACK INTO A POLICY, I WOULD THINK THAT AS SOMETHING WE WANT TO DISCUSS BEFORE WE SPEND QUALITY TIME FROM OUR CITY ATTORNEY, PUTTING IT INTO A POLICY BECAUSE THERE MIGHT BE SOME OF THOSE CUSTOMARY PRACTICES THAT WE DON'T WANT ANYMORE OR WE WANT TO EDIT.

SO WHY-- I THINK IT'S ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT SHOULD BE DISCUSSED PRIOR TO PUTTING INTO THE POLICY FORM.

THAT IS MY COMMENTARY ON THAT.

I HEARD YOUR POINT OF CLARIFICATION.

MAY I RESPOND? PLEASE.

THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT WE'D BE DOING.

WE CANNOT SPEAK TO EACH OTHER ON THE SUNSHINE.

WELL, WE CANNOT SPEAK TO EACH OTHER OUTSIDE OF SUNSHINE.

SO EACH OF US WOULD SPEAK TO THE CITY ATTORNEY TO FIGURE OUT TO TELL HIM WHAT THE CUSTOM AND PRACTICES HAVE BEEN OVER THE YEARS SINCE WE'VE BEEN HERE OR SINCE PROBABLY VICE MAYOR ELVIN VILLALOBOS STARTED WHAT HE HAS SEEN.

RIGHT? TALK TO STAFF, TALK TO THE CITY ATTORNEY AND TALK TO STAFF, TALK TO THE CITY MANAGER AND THEN COME BACK TO US AT A MEETING WHERE WE CAN DISCUSS IT AND SAY, OK, MAYBE WE LIKE THIS ONE, TAKE THIS ONE OUT.

WE DON'T LIKE THIS ONE.

AND THAT'S THE STUFF.

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT WE'RE DOING.

AND THEN AT THAT MEETING, IF WE'RE COMFORTABLE WITH IT, WITH A COUPLE OF STRIKES OR A COUPLE OF ADDITIONS THAT WE CAN PASS IT.

IF WE WANT TO MOVE IT TO ANOTHER MEETING, GIVE THEM MORE DIRECTION AND SAY THIS POLICY SOUNDS GOOD.

THIS DOES NOT SOUND GOOD.

BRING US SOMETHING AGAIN.

THAT IS WHAT DOES WHAT ESSENTIALLY WE WOULD BE DOING WITH THAT IS CONCERNED.

SO WE HAVE ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, REALLY GOOD ONE.

SEVEN, SO.

YOU WANTED A CLARIFICATION FROM THE CITY MANAGER TO MAKE SURE THAT IS UNDERSTOOD IF WE WERE DOING CONSENSUS ON THIS MATTER, IS THAT CORRECT? COMMISSIONER? NOT CONSENSUS.

I WANT A ROLL CALL VOTE SO THAT WE KNOW CLEARLY WHAT THE DESIRE OF THE COMMISSION IS.

WELL, WE DON'T USUALLY VOTE ON SOMETHING THAT'S NOT A MOTION.

SO THIS IS A DISCUSSION AND THE DISCUSSION PART OF IT, IT'S NOT--.

GET A MOTION TO DISCUSS SO LET'S DO IT AND DO IT RIGHT.

OK.

AND IN ORDER TO DO IT, I WOULD LIKE TO ASK THE CITY CLERK, BECAUSE THERE ARE SEVERAL ITEMS HERE, SO IT'S NOT ONE LUMP SUM.

WE'RE GOING TO THAT IS NOT MY PLEASURE.

I DISCUSSED THIS AS ONE ITEM, AND THAT IS HOW I'D LIKE TO MOVE IT FORWARD.

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WELL, THAT'S DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE DIRECTION TO AMEND THE PRACTICES, THE COMMENTARY OF DISCRETION BY COMMISSION, POSSIBLE MOTION IS NOT THE SAME.

SO.

THERE WAS NO MOTION FOR THIS.

IT IS ON THE AGENDA.

I'M JUST TRYING TO DO PROCEDURE.

BACK OFF.

BUT THAT'S NOT HOW YOU RUN A MEETING.

DO NOT TELL THEM TO BACK OFF.

I THINK THAT IS DON'T EVER TELL ME TO BACK OFF AGAIN.

THAT IS DISRESPECTFUL.

WHICH IS ORGANIZED FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO HAVE YOUR FIVE TO SEVEN ITEMS. YOU WANTED THEM CLEAR.

I'M TRYING TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE CLEAR.

SO THIS WAY THERE'S NO CONFUSION.

THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY ATTORNEY ARE DOING WHAT THEY NEED TO DO TO BRING THESE THINGS BACK IN A VERY QUICK TIMELINE.

TO ASK MY QUESTION.

CITY CLERK, I WOULD LIKE YOU TO READ THE ITEMS SO WE CAN THEN GET A MOTION AND A SECOND TO BE ABLE TO VOTE ON THIS AND THIS WAY IT IS READ FROM WHAT YOU HAVE THAT HAS BEEN ASKED FOR BY COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

CAN YOU PLEASE DO THAT FOR US? SURE.

THE FIRST ONE WAS THE GENERAL CUSTOMS AND PRACTICES ARE INVALID.

HE'D LIKE TO EMPOWER THE CITY MANAGER TO SPEAK WITH A CITY ATTORNEY AND STAFF AND SURVEY THE COMMISSION AND BRING IT BACK AS A POLICY AT THE NEXT MEETING.

TO SURVEY THE COMMISSION AND MAKE AND EMPOWER THE CITY MANAGER TO MAKE AN ADMINISTRATIVE DECISION BASED ON PARKING SPACES, OFFICE SPACES, SEATING ON THE DAIS, AND SURVEY THE COMMISSION FOR CHANGES.

REVISIT ALL OF THE ORDINANCES THAT MAY BE OLD AND EITHER REPEAL, REPLACE OR MODIFY THEM.

VISIT THE PLANNING BOARD THAT HE BELIEVES THAT THEY'RE OUT OF TOUCH WITH THE VISION AND THE CONCERNS OF THE RESIDENTS.

AND HE'D LIKE TO SEE IF THE COMMISSION CONSIDERS THE PLANNING BOARD AND POSSIBLY RESTRICT MATTERS THAT COME BEFORE THE PLANNING BOARD AND HAVE THE CITY ATTORNEY LOOK AT THAT.

AND HE'D LIKE TO DO THAT WITHIN 15 DAYS.

THERE WAS SOME OTHER FOLLOW ALONG INFORMATION AFTER THAT FROM CITY ATTORNEY FOR CLARIFICATION ON THE TIME FRAME.

SO IF YOU DON'T MIND, I'LL DOUBLE CHECK WITH THOSE AND MAKE SURE THEY'RE ACCURATE WITH YOU.

SO THE CITY ATTORNEY SAID HE COULD GET THE POLICY AND PROCEDURES DONE BY THE NEXT MEETING AND BRING IT BACK.

THEY EXTENDED THE DEADLINE TO TWO REGULAR MEETINGS FROM TONIGHT WITH A REVIEW OF THE ORDINANCES, WHICH, ACCORDING TO THE CALENDAR, WOULD BE FEBRUARY THE TWENTY FOURTH AND THE PLANNING BOARD ITEM AT THE NEXT MEETING.

DOES THAT SOUND ACCURATE? RIGHT, AND IT DOES, BUT WITH ONE EXCEPTION.

THE 15 DAYS WAS TO THE POINT OF CALLING AND SPEAKING DIRECTLY TO EACH MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION REGARDING PARKING SPACES, SEATS ON THE DAIS, WHERE WE SIT IN THE OFFICES, WHETHER WE NEED TO SHUFFLE AND THAT SORT OF STUFF.

15 DAYS FROM TONIGHT THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.

AND ONCE THERE IS A MAJORITY OF THE CITY COMMISSION THAT WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A CHANGE, THAT CHANGE SHOULD BE DONE WITHIN 15 DAYS OF TONIGHT.

CITY ATTORNEY.

YES, MADAM MAYOR.

JUST A CLARIFICATION.

SO WE ALL, ESPECIALLY FROM THE SUNSHINE LAW PERSPECTIVE, I THINK COMMISSIONER BOLTON WANT US TO MEET MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION TO GET INPUT ON THESE CUSTOM SURVEY.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THE RECORD IS CLEAR ON THAT.

OK.

THANK YOU FOR THAT ATTORNEY.

AND ONCE HE HAS DONE THAT AND HE HAS DETERMINED THAT THERE IS A MAJORITY ON ITEMS REGARDING THAT, THEN HE SHOULD BE EMPOWERED TO MAKE THOSE CHANGES ADMINISTRATIVELY AT LEAST 15 DAYS FROM TONIGHT.

IT DOESN'T NEED TO COME BACK TO US FOR AN EXTRA COMMISSION MEETING.

THIS IS AN ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTION AND WE'RE TELLING HIM--.

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I THINK WE'RE SPENDING A LITTLE BIT TOO MUCH TIME AND WE'RE BEING VERY REPETITIVE.

I'D LIKE TO JUST GO AHEAD AND PUT A MOTION TO GROUP ALL THIS STUFF TOGETHER.

IT LOOKS LIKE THE CITY ATTORNEY IS ON BOARD WITH BEING ABLE TO PROVIDE ALL THAT INFORMATION.

I DON'T HEAR COMMISSIONER GELIN OR PLACKO OPPOSING THIS.

I DON'T HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

IT SOUNDS REASONABLE TO COMMISSIONER BOLTON'S ASKING.

I DON'T FEEL, MAYOR GOMEZ, THAT YOU'RE OPPOSED TO IT.

SO I WOULD LIKE TO JUST GO AHEAD AND MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE THIS ITEM AND GO AND MOVE FORWARD TO THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA.

WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

CLERK.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

YES.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

YES.

VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS.

YES.

COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YEAH.

AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

YES.

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY, FIVE TO ZERO.

THANK YOU.

NOW WE'RE MOVING OVER TO 13 C, DISCUSSION RELATED TO ONE TAMARAC.

[13.c. Discussion related to One Tamarac ]

WERNER, THE FLOOR IS NOW YOURS.

THANK YOU MAYOR, VICE MAYOR, MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION.

AGAIN FOR THE RECORD GREG WARNER DIRECTOR OF PARKS AND RECREATION, AND THIS ITEM SPECIFICALLY WHAT I WANTED TO DISCUSS WAS THE DATE FOR THE ONE TAMARAC MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL.

TRADITIONALLY, WE HAVE HELD THIS IN FEBRUARY, MARCH, LATE FEBRUARY OR EARLY MARCH.

AND I KNOW THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSIONS WITH THE CITY MANAGER FROM SOME OF THE COMMISSIONERS ABOUT PUSHING THIS BACK AND THE PUSHING UP THE DATE BACK FROM THAT MARCH TIMELINE WORKS FOR THIS YEAR.

AGAIN, WE'RE NOT GOING TO KNOW WHERE WE'RE GOING TO BE AT WITH COVID, WHETHER IT'S MARCH OR MAY OR THE SUMMER.

BUT WE ARE GOING TO PLAN MOVING FORWARD ONCE WE HAVE A DATE, AS IF WE'RE GOING TO HOLD THE ONE TAMARAC FESTIVAL AND PROBABLY HAVE TO DO SOME ADAPTATIONS TO IT.

AND WORKING WITH OUR SPECIAL EVENT STAFF AND RUNNING THROUGH DATES.

AND WHAT WE FEEL WOULD BE WORKABLE FOR OUR STAFF WOULD BE APPROPRIATE IN SPREADING OUT SOME OF OUR EVENTS IS WE CAME UP WITH THE DATE OF MAY 8TH, WHICH IS A SATURDAY IN MAY, AND MOVING IT ANY FURTHER INTO THE SUMMER BECOMES DIFFICULT BECAUSE IF WE MOVE IT INTO JUNE, THEN WE HAVE TWO EVENTS WITHIN A MONTH OF EACH OTHER WITH FIREWORKS AND TWO LARGE EVENTS IN THE CITY, AS WELL AS SUMMER CAMP STARTING UP AND REAL STRAIN ON STAFF.

THE REMAINING MONTHS FOR THE REMAINING SATURDAYS IN MAY WE RUN INTO THAT SATURDAY.

BUT MEMORIAL DAY, WE HAVE OTHER EVENTS THAT HAPPENED DURING MAY AS WELL.

SO THE DATE WE'RE RECOMMENDING IS MAY 8TH.

I WILL PUT THAT UP TO THE COMMISSION FOR ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS.

COMMISSIONER.

THANK YOU, GREG.

COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YOU'RE MUTED.

YES, I'M OK WITH THE MOVE TO MAY 8TH OR SOMETIME OUT OF FEBRUARY, I DIDN'T LIKE ONE TAMARAC BEING HELD IN FEBRUARY DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH.

SO I AM HAPPY WITH THE MOVE.

AND I DO HAVE AN EVENT THAT I'M PLANNING FOR MAY 22ND.

I'M GLAD THAT'S NOT THE PROPOSED DATE.

SO I'M COMFORTABLE WITH THIS.

AND JUST WANT TO CLARIFY, ALSO, IS THE CITY MANAGER ON? YEAH.

YES.

OK, THANKS.

DID YOU NEED HIM, COMMISSIONER? COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

OK, THANK YOU.

QUESTIONS FOR GREG.

MAY 8TH DATE.

IS THIS YOUR PROPOSED NEW MONTH FOR SUBSEQUENT YEARS OR IS THIS JUST A CHANGE FOR THIS YEAR? I THINK WHAT I'M HEARING FROM THE COMMISSION IS THAT WE WOULD MAKE A PERMANENT MOVE TO THE LATER MAY DATE FOR THIS EVENT.

OK, AND THEN YOU MENTIONED THAT THERE ARE OTHER EVENTS IN JUNE AND JULY.

TELL ME AGAIN WHAT THOSE EVENTS ARE.

YES, IF WE'RE OUR LARGEST EVENT, THE JULY 4TH CELEBRATION IN THE FIRST

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WEEK IN JULY, OBVIOUSLY, AND THEN WITH JUNE.

THE OTHER THING WITH OUR STAFF IS THAT THAT'S WHEN WE ARE GETTING INTO SUMMER CAMP AND HAVE A LOT OF-- IT TIES UP A LOT OF OUR FULL TIME PERMANENT STAFF IN THE TRAINING OF SUMMER CAMP STAFF, AS WELL AS TRYING TO GET THAT FACILITY READY FOR THE SUMMER.

OK, SO, I MEAN, WHILE I APPRECIATE THE MOVE TO A LATER TIME IN THE YEAR AND I APPRECIATE YOU'RE TELLING US THAT, YOU KNOW, JUNE, JULY IS KIND OF HECTIC FOR YOU.

I THINK THAT MOVING THE EVENT TO JUNE, MAYBE EARLY JUNE, THE FIRST SATURDAY IN JUNE IS A BETTER CHOICE ONLY BECAUSE JUNE IS CARIBBEAN HERITAGE MONTH AND ONE TAMARAC KIND OF FITS THE PROFILE OF JUNE.

SO COMMISSIONER GELIN, I THINK AT ONE POINT HAD SAID MAYBE WE CAN DO ONE TAMARAC IN THE MONTH OF JUNE IN CONJUNCTION WITH CARIBBEAN HERITAGE MONTH.

I DON'T REMEMBER IF IT WAS HE.

BUT WHY NOT? WHY NOT JUNE? THOSE HAVE TURNED INTO WITH ONE TAMARAC AND JULY 4TH HAS ALWAYS BEEN OUR LAST EVENT.

ONE TAMARAC HAS GROWN INTO OUR SECOND LARGEST EVENT WITH NUMBERS OF PEOPLE AS WELL AS THE BRINGING IN THE ENTERTAINMENT, THOSE TYPES OF THINGS.

SO THE AMOUNT OF COORDINATION FOR THOSE TWO EVENTS ALONE IS VERY, VERY HIGH.

AND HAVING THOSE THAT CLOSE TOGETHER, AND THAT'S WHAT STAFF IS THINKING, THE FURTHER WE CAN SPREAD THOSE APART A LITTLE BIT AND MAY 8TH WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THREE WEEKS DOES HELP WITH THE PLANNING AND THE DELIVERY OF THOSE EVENTS.

AND I THINK THE ANTICIPATION OF THE RESIDENT'S.

OK, YOU'RE SAYING THAT THIS YEAR WOULD BE VIRTUAL OR WOULD IT BE AN IN-PERSON EVENT .

WITH ALL OF OUR EVENTS RIGHT NOW, WHAT WE'RE DOING IS WE'RE PLANNING AS IF THEY ARE GOING TO BE IN PERSON OR GOING INTO THE FUTURE.

AS WE GET CLOSER TO THOSE, WE CAN BACK OFF OF THAT AND ADAPT TO MAKE THEM VIRTUAL IF NEEDED.

AND THAT'S WHY I STARTED OUT WITH THAT.

WE'RE REALLY NOT SURE WHERE COVID IS GOING TO BE WITH SOUTH FLORIDA AT THAT POINT.

SO WE SET THE DATE WE'LL PLAN AS IF IT'S GOING TO BE A LIVE EVENT.

AND THEN IF WE GET TO MARCH OR APRIL AND WE SEE THAT IT'S NOT GOING TO BE POSSIBLE TO HAVE A LIVE, A LARGE LIVE EVENT, THEN WE WILL BACK OFF AND ADAPT HOW WE DELIVER THAT EVENT.

YOU DELIVER IT VIRTUALLY.

PORTIONS OF IT, PROBABLY VIRTUALLY IF WE CAN SPLIT IT SO THAT WE CAN HAVE PEOPLE THERE AND KEEP THEM SOCIALLY SEPARATED.

WE'LL DO THAT.

BUT WE'LL LOOK AT ALL AVENUES AS TO HOW WE CAN BEST DELIVER THAT TO SATISFY THE RESIDENTS.

AND WHEN YOU SAY VIRTUALLY, YOU MEAN THAT YOU WOULD PROBABLY SEEK THE SERVICES OF NOT SOMEBODY STANDING ON THE SIDE OF THE STAGE WITH A PHONE POINTING IT TO THE STAGE AND THEN POSTING IT ON FACEBOOK.

RIGHT? YOU MEAN PROFESSIONAL, PROFESSIONALLY DONE VIRTUAL EVENTS? MOST DEFINITELY.

OK, AND WOULD YOU HAVE THE NEW DIVERSITY, EQUALITY AND INCLUSION ADVISORY BOARD PLAN OR HELP TO PLAN ONE TAMARAC THIS YEAR AND IN SUBSEQUENT YEARS OR IN FUTURE YEARS? OR WOULD THIS STILL BE A TASK FOR THE PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD OR IS IT A PART OF PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD DECISION? NO, I THINK THE DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION ADVISORY BOARD, THAT'S ONE

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OF THE PURPOSES WHERE WE PUT THAT TOGETHER, AND I THINK THAT WAS THE DESIRE OF THE COMMISSION AS WELL.

SO THEY WOULD BE DEPENDING ON WHEN THEY WE CAN GET THEM IN PLACE WITH APPOINTMENTS THIS YEAR.

WE WILL INCLUDE THEM AS SOON AS THEY'RE APPOINTED.

IN FUTURE YEARS DEFINITELY THEY WILL BE THE THE MAIN COMPONENT OF THAT PLANNING.

OK, SO, THEN JUST TO CLARIFY, ONE OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THAT BOARD WOULD BE TO PLAN ONE TAMARAC AND OTHER EVENTS THAT SPEAK TO DIVERSITY, EQUALITY, INCLUSION.

YES, YES, TO HELP PLAN AND PROVIDE THAT INPUT ON AND DELIVERING THOSE EVENTS.

AND THEN WHEN DO YOU THINK THAT YOU WILL COME BACK TO THE COMMISSION WITH CONCRETE PLANS FOR ONE TAMARAC LIKE, YOU KNOW, THE ARTIST? AND THAT'S SORT OF STUFF.

IF WE ALL AGREE ON A DATE, WE SHOULD HAVE ALL THAT IN PLACE.

IN EARLY MARCH.

AND YOU WILL HAVE AN ADVERTISING SCHEDULE AND THAT SORT OF STUFF, IN THE PAST, WE'VE NOT BEEN TOO STRONG IN ADVERTISING.

YOU'LL MAKE SURE THAT ALL OF THAT IS IN PLACE.

YES, YES, SIR.

OK, WHAT WILL BE OUR PIOS POSITION WITH THIS? IF WE GET A NEW PIO BY THAT TIME, I NOTICED THAT LAST PREVIOUS ONES, ONE OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE PIO WAS TO PROMOTE THE EVENT.

WILL THE PROMOTION OF THIS EVENT BE UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE PIO'S OFFICE? WILL IT BE UNDER YOUR OFFICE OR WILL IT BE A FUNCTION OF THE DIVERSITY, EQUALITY AND INCLUSION ADVISORY BOARD? THE ACTUAL PROMOTIONS? BECAUSE THERE IS THE COST ASSOCIATED WITH THAT.

WE WORK AS A TEAM WITH ALL THAT.

BUT THE PIO AND THAT OFFICE WILL LEAD THAT CHARGE WITH INPUT FROM ALL INVOLVED.

OK, SO WHEN YOU COME BACK TO US WITH AN UPDATE, I WOULD JUST LIKE TO CLEARLY SEE THE FUNCTIONS OF EACH TEAM MEMBER, WHETHER THAT IS A DEPARTMENT OR THAT IS A BOARD, WHAT EACH PERSON OR DEPARTMENT IS GOING TO DO FOR THE FESTIVAL SO THAT WE CAN FOLLOW UP WITH.

WE CAN MAKE SURE THAT THE RULES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE TAKEN CARE OF IN A MANNER WHERE IT'S PLEASING TO US, RIGHT? SURE.

YES.

ALL RIGHT, AND FINALLY, DOES ONE TAMARAC HAVE ITS OWN FACEBOOK PAGE, AND HAVE YOU LOOKED INTO THAT IN THE PAST OR ARE YOU JUST GOING TO BE POSTING THINGS ON THE CITY'S PAGE OR THE PARKS RECREATION PAGE OR HOW ARE WE GOING TO DO THAT? WE CAN DISCUSS THAT.

THAT HASN'T BEEN DECIDED.

WE HAVE NOT DONE THAT IN THE PAST, COMMISSIONER, BUT THAT'S AN IDEA THAT I'LL BRING FORWARD THAT WE CAN DISCUSS.

OK, BACKTRACKING A LITTLE BIT IN A PREVIOUS COMMISSION MEETING, WE HAD A DISCUSSION ABOUT SERVING ALCOHOL AT ONE TAMARAC.

WHEN YOU BRING BACK ONE TAMARAC AS AN UPDATE, MARCH OR APRIL, CAN YOU BRING THAT BACK AS A POINT OF DISCUSSION WHETHER OR NOT WE'RE GOING TO ALLOW ALCOHOL SALES AT ONE TAMARAC? SURE, SURE, WE'LL DO ALCOHOL AND VACCINE.

AND FOR THAT EVENT.

ALCOHOL AND VACCINE, IN FACT, I HAVE A LIST OF PEOPLE WHO WOULD LOVE THAT.

I'VE RUN OUT OF QUESTIONS, YOU KNOW, TO THANK YOU TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU LOSE YOUR BEDTIME TONIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

SEEING THAT THERE'S NO OTHER THANK YOU, GREG I HAD MY HAND UP.

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THANK YOU, GREG.

I THOUGHT YOU WERE DONE.

OH, SORRY.

YEAH.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER BOLTON, FOR THE MILLION QUESTIONS.

AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU, GREG, LATER ON.

SURE, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

NOW WE'RE GOING TO MOVE OVER TO 13 D, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE DIRECTION

[13.d. Discussion and possible direction regarding Cities for Citizenship (C4C) ]

REGARDING CITIES FOR CITIZENSHIP'S THIS IS A DISCUSSION BY COMMISSIONER GELIN REGARDING JOINING CITIES, THE CITIES FOR CITIZENSHIP INITIATIVE, COMMITMENT TO INCREASE CITIZENSHIP AMONG ELIGIBLE U.S.

PERMANENT RESIDENT MEMBERSHIP IS BRINGING THE NUMBERS TO THIS DETERMINE THE NATURALIZATION SUPPORT ACTIVITIES TO UNDERTAKE.

SO THE ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER, LAURA REMARKS PERTAINING TO THE ITEM.

GOOD EVENING, MADAM COMMISSIONER, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE YOU WITH A LITTLE BIT OF A BACKGROUND ON THE CITY FOR CITIZENSHIP AS WELL AS OUR CITY'S EFFORTS PERTAINING TO THE NEXT SO AS YOU READ INTO THE RECORD, CITIES FOR CITIZENSHIP IS A NATIONAL INITIATIVE THAT IS AIMED AT INCREASING CITIZENSHIP AMONG ELIGIBLE AND PERMANENT RESIDENTS AND ENCOURAGING CITIES TO INVEST IN CITIZENSHIP PROGRAM.

CURRENTLY, THERE ARE NINETY NINE CITIES AND COUNTIES THAT ARE MEMBERS OF THIS ORGANIZATION.

FOUR OF THEM ARE FROM FLORIDA.

AND ALSO WE HAVE MIAMI, MIAMI DADE COUNTY, MIAMI AND NORTH MIAMI BEACH NEXT MONTH.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

THANK YOU.

SO THE MEMBERSHIP OF THIS ORGANIZATION IS REALLY INTENDED TO DEMONSTRATE THE CITY'S SUPPORT FOR IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE COMMUNITY.

ITS MEMBERSHIP BASICALLY PROVIDES ACCESS TO MEMBERS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR BEST PRACTICE SHARING, WHICH IS DONE EITHER THROUGH THEIR POLLS OR VOLUNTEERING FOR THE MEMBERS OR THROUGH THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE THAT THE ORGANIZATION PUTS TOGETHER.

THERE ARE NO MEMBERSHIP FEES.

AND THERE IS NO PRESCRIBED SET OF CRITERIA THAT THE CITY HAS TO MEET TO BE A MEMBER OF THIS PROGRAM.

SO REALLY, THE INVESTMENTS AND THE CITIZEN PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN BY THE CITY DEPEND ON THE COMMUNITY NEEDS AND THE COMMUNITY RESOURCES.

THOSE CITIES THAT HAVE GREATER RESOURCES THAN TAMARAC HAVE ESTABLISHED SPECIFIC OFFICES TO DEAL WITH IMMIGRATION AND IMMIGRANT INTEGRATION SUBJECTS.

SOME CITIES HAVE HELD CITIZENSHIP CLINICS AND PUT TOGETHER EVENTS FOR CITIZENSHIP CLINICS AND PARTNERED WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS.

AND SOME OTHERS JUST SHARE RESOURCES AT THE CITY FACILITIES OR HOST OF CEREMONY FOR NEWLY NATURALIZED CITIZEN.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO, AS YOU KNOW, TAMARAC IS COMMITTED TO BEING AN INCLUSIVE AND EQUITABLE COMMUNITY.

IT'S IN OUR STRATEGIC PLAN.

WE DEFINITELY RECOGNIZE THAT WE'RE A DIVERSE COMMUNITY AND WE TREASURE THIS DIVERSITY AND OUR DIGNITY.

ONE ASPECT OF DIVERSITY IS OUR IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY.

STILL, ACCORDING TO THE UNITED STATES CENSUS PRODUCT, WHICH IS THE AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY, IN 2018, THEY ESTIMATED THAT THIRTY SIX POINT SIX PERCENT OF THE AMERICAN POPULATION IS FOREIGN BORN.

SO WE KEPT THAT IN MIND AND THINKING ABOUT SOME TOOLS AND RESOURCES THAT WE PROVIDE TO OUR RESIDENTS.

WE INCLUDED CONTACT INFORMATION FOR CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES AND SOME LINKS ON OUR WEBSITE.

WE'VE INCLUDED CONTACT INFORMATION BACK IN 2017, WE PARTNERED WITH HISPANIC UNITY, ALLOWING THEM TO USE OUR FACILITIES TO HOST NATURALIZATION AND CITIZENSHIP CLASSES WHERE PEOPLE CAN PREPARE FOR THEIR NATURALIZATION TEST.

IT WAS A PILOT PROGRAM AND THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY DID NOT CONTINUE OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH US ON THAT.

BUT AGAIN, WE DID EXPAND OUR FACILITIES FOR THEM TO DO IT.

IN ADDITION TO THIS, THERE ARE SOME RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO TAMARAC RESIDENTS, THROUGH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS IN THE AREA.

SO, FOR EXAMPLE, BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAVE PUT TOGETHER A GREAT

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BROCHURE.

WE ARE BROWARD AND IT IS A GREAT COMBINATION OF RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO IMMIGRANTS AND IMMIGRANT FAMILIES IN THE COMMUNITY.

HISPANIC AND THE FIRST YEAR AVAILABLE IN SEVERAL LANGUAGES, INCLUDING SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE AND CREOLE.

THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY HAVE CONTACTED ON THEIR WEBSITE AND HAVE CONTACT WITH LEGAL ASSISTANCE ORGANIZATIONS THAT CAN HELP THOSE SEEKING TO GET NATURALIZED TO SEEK LEGAL HELP.

AND ANOTHER ORGANIZATION, SUCH AS FLORIDA IMMIGRATION COALITION HAS HELD THE DIVISION CLINICS ACTUALLY IN OUR NEIGHBORING CITY IN LAUDERHILL.

SO WE'VE DONE SOME THINGS AND THERE ARE SOME RESOURCES AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS TO OUR RESIDENTS.

SO THEY CAN THEN THEY REACH OUT TO US WITH QUESTIONS WE'RE ABLE TO REFER THEM TO OUR PARTNER.

AND THAT'S THE LAST SLIDE I HAVE.

THIS IS ALL THE INFORMATION I HAVE FOR YOU TODAY.

VERY BRIEFLY, THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO OFFER IT.

AND I HOPE THAT WILL ASSIST YOU AS YOU LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR DISCUSSION OF THE SUBJECT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU, MA'AM.

YES.

I BROUGHT THIS ITEM TO THE COMMISSION AFTER DOING SOME RESEARCH ON THIS ORGANIZATION.

I BELIEVE IT'S CHAIRED BY THE NEW YORK MAYOR.

THE CHICAGO MAYOR IS INVOLVED.

AND GIVEN THE DIVERSITY OF THIS CITY AND EVEN THIS COMMISSION, YOU HAVE JAMAICAN BORN, COMMISSIONER BOLTON AND MYSELF, THE SON OF HAITIAN PARENTS, ELVIN VILLALOBOS.

WE LOOK THERE ARE SOME MEMBERS OF OUR STAFF, OUR CITY ATTORNEY.

WE HAVE A DIVERSE BACKGROUND AND DOING SOME RESEARCH IN THIS ORGANIZATION.

THEY ALSO PROVIDED SOME FINANCIAL METRICS IN TERMS OF PERMANENT RESIDENTS.

YOU KNOW, WHEN THEY DO BECOME U.S.

CITIZENS, IT IMPROVES THEIR CHANCES OF GETTING JOBS, GETTING HIGHER PAYING JOBS AND CONTRIBUTING TO THE ECONOMY, CONTRIBUTING TO THE TAX BASE.

SO IT'S REALLY A GREAT THING TO DO.

IF NOT FOR THE PANDEMIC I HAD IN MIND HOSTING A CITIZENSHIP DRIVE HERE IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

AND WHAT THAT WOULD ENTAIL IS, YOU KNOW, PARTNERING WITH GROUPS LIKE HISPANIC UNITY, HISPANIC BAR ASSOCIATION, HAITIAN, CARIBBEAN AND JAMAICAN BAR ASSOCIATIONS, PARTNERING WITH THE CHURCHES, BRINGING PEOPLE IN WHO ARE PERMANENT RESIDENCES, AND THEN HELPING THEM GO THROUGH THE APPLICATION PROCESS SO THEY CAN MOVE FORWARD AND GETTING THEIR CITIZENSHIP.

SO HOPEFULLY I CAN DO THAT SOMETIME THIS YEAR OR SOMETIME NEXT YEAR, BUT I JUST THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GREAT ORGANIZATION FOR US TO PARTNER WITH, TAP INTO THEIR RESOURCES.

THERE'S NO COST INVOLVED AND IT WOULD BE A GREAT BENEFIT TO THE CITY AND TO THE COMMUNITY.

SO WITH THAT IF NO OTHER COMMENTS, WE'D LOVE TO HAVE THE SUPPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON THIS ITEM.

LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND MAKE A MOTION GOING TO SPEAK AND MAYBE I'D LIKE TO MAKE A COMMENT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WE WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK AND I'D LIKE TO MAKE A COMMENT.

I THINK IT'S ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT WE ITEM FOR THE BOARD TO BE ABLE TO ASSIST THE COMMISSION THANK YOU FOR THIS.

I BELIEVE THAT COMMISSIONER GELIN IS INNOVATIVE AND I THINK THAT THIS IDEA IS GREAT.

IN THE PAST, I HAVE HOSTED CITIZENSHIP DRIVES TAMARAC HELD THE LAST ONE AT OH, IT WAS A WONDERFUL SUCCESS.

WE HELPED LOTS OF PEOPLE WITH THAT EVENT.

AND YOU MAY RECALL MADAM MAYOR THAT YOU MADE A PUBLIC REQUEST FOR THE LIST OF ATTENDEES FOR THAT EVENT.

IT WAS AMAZING.

IT WAS GREAT.

SO THIS INITIATIVE BY COMMISSIONER GELIN IS JUST ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL.

AND I'D LOVE TO HAVE THE PLEASURE OF SECONDING THIS MOTION.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

LAST YEAR, I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO TRY TO ASSIST SOMEONE IN GETTING

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CITIZENSHIP, AND IT WAS A FRIEND OF A FRIEND.

SO I TOOK IT UPON MYSELF.

AND I HAVE TO TELL YOU, THE RED TAPE WAS AMAZING TO ME.

AND I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE GET FRUSTRATED BY THIS BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE TO TURN.

I WAS VERY LUCKY IN THAT I KNEW WHO TO REACH OUT TO, BUT NORMALLY PEOPLE WOULD NOT HAVE A CLUE.

AND I THINK THAT THEY WOULD GIVE UP.

SO I THINK IF WE CAN OFFER A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE CAN GET THE ASSISTANCE THAT THEY NEED AND GIVE THEM THE GUIDANCE AND THE PEOPLE THAT HELP THEM, IT WOULD MAKE THIS PROCESS SO MUCH EASIER.

IT REALLY WAS QUITE DIFFICULT.

SO I ABSOLUTELY WOULD AGREE WITH THIS.

THANK YOU.

THERE ARE SOME SIGNS THAT THE COMMENTS ARE DONE.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO PROCEED WITH WHAT YOU WERE TRYING TO DO ON? YEAH, I THINK EVERYBODY MADE YOUR POINT CLEAR.

I THINK WE JUST NEED TO KEEP MOVING ON.

AND I LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE COMMISSIONER GELIN'S REQUESTS FOR THE CITIES OF CITIZENSHIP PROGRAM.

THANK YOU MADAM MAYOR.

VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS.

YES.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

YES.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

YEAH.

COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YES.

AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

YES.

THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

FIVE TO ZERO.

MOVING TO ITEM THIRTEEN F, REQUESTED BY COMMISSIONER GELIN.

COMMISSIONER GELIN.

I THINK WE'RE ON ITEM E.

[13.e. Discussion and possible direction regarding a Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Commission on the Status of Women ]

RUTH BADER GINSBURG COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMAN.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON HAS REQUESTED DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE DIRECTION ON THE CREATION OF THE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN NAMED IN HONOR OF THE LATE JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG AND DEDICATED TO THE FAIR AND EQUAL TREATMENT AND ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

THE MEMBERS WOULD BE TASKED WITH RESEARCHING AND ADVISING THE CITY COMMISSION ON VARIOUS MATTERS PERTAINING TO THE STATUS OF WOMEN, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WORK AND LIVING CONDITIONS, HEALTH AND WELLNESS, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SERVICES, POLICIES AND PRACTICES, EDUCATION, TRAINING AND PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS AFFORDED TO WOMEN.

ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER WILL MAKE THE PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU, MAYOR GOMEZ.

AND GOOD EVENING, COMMISSIONERS.

SO, YES, AT THE REQUEST OF COMMISSIONER BOLTON, WE HAVE PUT TOGETHER SOME PRELIMINARY INFORMATION REGARDING RUTH BADER GINSBURG COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON HAD SEEN THAT SOME RESEARCH AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION FOR YOU ALL TO HAVE IN ADVANCE OF YOUR DISCUSSION TONIGHT.

SO COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN.

THROUGHOUT HISTORY, VARIOUS ENTITIES HAVE RECOGNIZED THE NEED AND IMPORTANCE OF ESTABLISHING COMMISSIONS FOCUSED ON WOMEN'S ISSUES.

SO SOME OF THESE COMMISSIONS ARE STANDING OR THEY ARE CONVENED FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONDUCTING A STUDY.

AND ONCE IT'S COMPLETED AND A REPORT IS DELIVERED, THEY ARE THEN DISBANDED.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

WHAT YOU'LL SEE HERE IS THAT PRESTIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS LIKE THE UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN, THEY HAVE A LONG STANDING COMMITTEE THAT WAS ESTABLISHED IN NINETEEN FORTY SIX.

AND IT'S A STANDING COMMISSION.

IT HASN'T BEEN DISBANDED AND IT'S DEDICATED TO IT'S A GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL BODY EXCLUSIVELY DEDICATED TO THE PROMOTION OF GENDER EQUALITY AND THE EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN.

THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN WAS ESTABLISHED IN NINETEEN SIXTY ONE BY US PRESIDENT JOHN F.

KENNEDY AND THE GOAL OF THAT COMMISSION WAS TO EXAMINE EMPLOYMENT POLICIES IN PLACE FOR WOMEN.

ONCE THEY CONDUCTED THEIR STUDY IT WAS TERMINATED IN 1963.

THE REPORT FOUND WAS THAT THERE WAS WIDESPREAD DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE AND MADE SEVERAL RECOMMENDATIONS, INCLUDING AFFORDABLE CHILD CARE FOR ALL INCOME LEVELS, HIRING PRACTICES THAT PROMOTED EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN AND PAID MATERNITY LEAVE, WHICH OBVIOUSLY ARE STILL IN PLACE

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TODAY.

OK, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, LEVENT.

IN FLORIDA, THERE'S ALSO A COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN, IT WAS CREATED IN NINETEEN NINETY ONE BY STATUTE.

IT'S A NONPARTISAN BOARD CONSISTING OF TWENTY TWO APPOINTED MEMBERS AND IT'S HOUSED IN THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

IT'S MANDATED AGAIN TO STUDY AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GOVERNOR, THE CABINET AND LEGISLATURE ON ISSUES AFFECTING WOMEN.

AND THE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE PRESENTED IN THE FORM OF AN ANNUAL REPORT THAT IS DISTRIBUTED IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF EACH YEAR.

BROWARD COUNTY AND SOME CITIES ALSO HAVE THEIR OWN COMMISSIONS ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN.

BROWARD COUNTY'S BOARD IS A NONPARTISAN BODY WITH A FOCUS ON RAISING AWARENESS AND CELEBRATING THE CONTRIBUTIONS AND SUCCESSES OF ALL RESIDENTS OF BROWARD COUNTY.

IT PROVIDES A COLLABORATIVE PLATFORM FOR THOSE SEEKING INFORMATION ON ISSUES THAT AFFECT WOMEN, GIRLS AND THEIR FAMILIES IN BROWARD COUNTY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, LEVENT.

THE CITY OF MIRAMAR RECENTLY PASSED AN ORDINANCE CALLING IT THE RUTH BADER GINSBURG COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN.

YOU HAVE THE ORDINANCE THAT WAS ATTACHED AS A BACK UP TO THIS ITEM TO REFER TO WITH THE SPECIFICS OF WHAT MIRAMAR DID.

BUT OVERALL, IT'S A FIVE MEMBER COMMISSION.

IT OPERATES UNDER THE DIVISION OF CIVIL RIGHTS AND EMPLOYEE AND LABOR RELATIONS OF THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AND ITS STAFF WITH PERSONNEL FROM THAT DEPARTMENT.

AND AGAIN, THIS GROUP IS CHARGED WITH STUDYING AND MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS RELATED TO WOMEN'S ISSUES UP TO AND INCLUDING FAIR AND EQUAL TREATMENT, HEALTH AND WELLNESS, EDUCATION AND TRAINING, TO NAME A FEW.

BUT IT'S A COMPREHENSIVE LIST THAT IS OUTLINED UNDER SECTION D OF THAT ORDINANCE.

AND SO I THINK COMMISSIONER BOLTON WILL TAKE IT FROM HERE.

BUT WE JUST WANTED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THE BASICS AS TO WHAT'S BEING DONE IN CITIES, IN THE COUNTY, IN THE STATE AND ALSO ON A NATIONAL LEVEL.

SO AT THIS POINT, COMMISSIONER WILSON, I DON'T KNOW IF, MAYOR, HOW YOU WANT TO PROCEED FROM HERE, BUT THIS IS THE BACKGROUND INFORMATION WE HAVE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU.

DO I HAVE THE FLOOR, MAYOR? THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

OK, THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

I THINK THAT THE ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER CAPTURED THE ESSENCE OF MY NEED, AS I WOULD SAY, IN JAMAICA, SHE HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD KIND OF THING.

SHE DID AN EXCELLENT JOB AND THIS IS WHAT I WANTED.

SO AFTER DISCUSSION, I WOULD LIKE TO ASK THE CITY ATTORNEY TO GO BACK AND DRAFT THE ORDINANCE, COME BACK TO US WITH A FIRST READING.

AND IF THERE IS ANY CHANGES THAT WE HAVE AT THAT TIME, WE COULD MAKE THE CHANGE BETWEEN FIRST AND SECOND READINGS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I AM NOT SEEING ANY COMMENTS FROM THE COMMISSION.

AS SUCH, CITY ATTORNEY, THIS IS A DIRECTION? YES.

THERE'S NO COMMENTS IN THE ALTERNATIVE, PLEASE PROCEED WITH DRAFTING SOMETHING FOR REVIEW FOR THE NEXT MEETING.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

NOW WE'RE UP TO LETTER F, 13F.

[13.f. Discussion and possible direction regarding the actions of President Donald J. Trump ]

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE DIRECTION REGARDING THE ACTIONS OF PRESIDENT DONALD J.

TRUMP.

THIS IS REQUESTED BY COMMISSIONER GELIN.

COMMISSIONER GELIN? YES, LEVENT HAS A VIDEO.

I KNOW COMMISSIONER PLACKO, LIKE ME, HAS BEEN GLUED TO THE TV, BUT I DON'T WANT TO ASSUME THAT EVERYONE HAS.

AND SO I JUST ASKED FOR VIDEO TO BE PLAYED SO THAT WE'RE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE ON WHAT'S HAPPENED IN RECENT WEEKS OR LAST WEEK.

AND I KNOW RON BOOK HAS GIVEN HIS THOUGHTS ON IT.

AND I'LL JUST GIVE MY THOUGHTS AND I THINK IT'S A SILENT VIDEO, SO I'LL JUST TALK ALONG.

BUT, YOU KNOW, I KIND OF LAUGHED THE FIRST TIME--YOU'RE GOING TO PLAY THE VIDEO, RIGHT? I KIND OF LAUGHED--WELL, I GUESS I'LL BE QUIET WHILE THIS PLAYS.

SAY HELLO, EVERYBODY.

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USA! WE WILL NEVER GIVE UP, WE WILL NEVER CONCEDE IT DOESN'T HAPPEN.

YOU DON'T GET CONCEDE WHEN THERE'S THEFT INVOLVED.

OUR COUNTRY HAS HAD ENOUGH.

WE WILL NOT TAKE IT ANYMORE.

THAT'S WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT.

YOU'RE GOING TO WALK DOWN TO THE CAPITOL BECAUSE YOU'LL NEVER TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY WITH WEAKNESS.

YOU HAVE TO SHOW STRENGTH.

YOU HAVE TO BE STRONG.

NO WAY.

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, THEY'RE TAKING IT DOWN TO.

USA! USA! THAT'S RIGHT, WE OWN IT; WE OWN YOU! CAPITOL POLICE JUST ANNOUNCED THAT THERE WAS A BREACH, SOMEBODY OR SOME PEOPLE GOT INTO THE BUILDING PAST SECURITY, SO THEY'VE LOCKED THE CHAMBER IN THE HOUSE AND THEY'VE LOCKED THE CHAMBER IN THE SENATE.

THEY BROKE THE GLASS? EVERYBODY STAY DOWN.

SHOTS ARE BEING FIRED INSIDE THE CAPITOL CHAMBER.

EVERYBODY DOWN, EVERYBODY DOWN.

AT THIS HOUR, OUR DEMOCRACY IS UNDER UNPRECEDENTED ASSAULT.

THE WORDS OF A PRESIDENT MATTER.

AT THEIR BEST, THE WORDS OF A PRESIDENT CAN INSPIRE.

AT THEIR WORST, THEY CAN INCITE.

THIS WAS A FRAUDULENT ELECTION, BUT WE CAN'T PLAY INTO THE HANDS OF THESE PEOPLE.

WE HAVE TO HAVE PEACE.

SO GO HOME.

WE LOVE YOU.

YOU'RE VERY SPECIAL.

TIME TO GET OUT OF HERE, GUYS.

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TO THOSE WHO STROVE TO DETER US FROM OUR RESPONSIBILITY, YOU HAVE FAILED.

TO THOSE WHO ENGAGED IN THE GLEEFUL DESECRATION OF THIS, OUR TEMPLE OF DEMOCRACY, AMERICAN DEMOCRACY, JUSTICE WILL BE DONE.

THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE, EVERYONE.

SO YOU KNOW MYSELF, COMMISSIONER BOLTON, COMMISSIONER PLACKO, WE'VE ALL BEEN TO THE US CAPITOL.

I'M SURE YOU HAVE MAYOR GOMEZ, BUT NOT SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE.

AND WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH EXTREMELY TIGHT SECURITY PROTOCOLS TO ENTER INTO THE BUILDING.

WE HAD TO WAIT OUT IN THE COLD.

AND WHEN I FIRST GOT ELECTED, I LAUGHED WHEN PEOPLE WOULD SAY HONORABLE.

AND IT'S STILL A LITTLE BIT DIFFICULT FOR ME TO GET USED TO PEOPLE CALLING ME COMMISSIONER.

YOU KNOW, I VIEW MYSELF AS A HUMBLE GUY, GREW UP IN THE PROJECTS, ONE OUT OF SIX KIDS.

AND, YOU KNOW, I'M JUST LUCKY TO BE AN ELECTED OFFICIAL.

I REALLY DIDN'T REALLY APPRECIATE THE WORD HONORABLE UNTIL, YOU KNOW, I WALK THE HALLS OF THE CAPITOL AND, YOU KNOW, BEING IN A HISTORICAL BUILDING, BEING IN A PLACE WHERE, YOU KNOW, THE FOLKS THAT WERE AROUND BACK WHEN THE BUILDING WAS FIRST MADE VIEWED ME AS A SLAVE, I WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO WALK THOSE HALLS EXCEPT MAYBE AS A CLEANING PERSON, BUT TO BE ABLE TO WALK THOSE HALLS AND SEE, YOU KNOW, NEWS CHANNELS FROM DIFFERENT NEW STATIONS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, INTERVIEWING DIFFERENT CONGRESSMEN AND SENATORS AND MEETING DIRECTLY WITH OUR SENATORS, MARK RUBIO AND RICK SCOTT AND OUR CONGRESSPEOPLE.

YOU KNOW, I REALLY DID FEEL LIKE, YOU KNOW WHAT? THIS IS AN HONORABLE POSITION AND IT IS GREAT TO BE HERE AND THEN TO SEE THE PRESIDENT DIRECT AND ORDER HIS FOLLOWERS, HIS RACIST WHITE SUPREMACISTS AND JUST CRAZY FOLLOWERS THAT PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO CLASSIFY AS TERRORISTS.

THEY'RE NOT TERRORISTS.

THEY VIEW THEMSELVES AS PATRIOTS.

THEY'RE SHOUTING, YOU KNOW, USA, AND THEY'VE GOT THE AMERICAN FLAG.

BUT THEY HAVE A DIFFERENT VIEW OF AMERICA.

AND IT'S NO SURPRISE THAT DONALD TRUMP WAS IMPEACHED ONCE.

HE WAS IMPEACHED TWICE AGAIN TODAY.

AND MANY IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND MANY IN THE CORPORATE SECTOR ARE LEAVING HIM BASED ON HIS CHARACTER.

AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE.

AND THERE WAS A REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVE TODAY WHO BLAMED HIMSELF FOR NOT STEPPING UP AND DOING WHAT HE COULD TO, YOU KNOW, CRITICIZE, OPENLY CRITICIZED THE PRESIDENT FOR HIS LACK OF CHARACTER.

AND REALLY, I MEAN, HE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATHS OF FIVE PEOPLE, INCLUDING TWO POLICE OFFICERS, ONE WHO DIED ON THE SCENE AND ONE WHO COMMITTED SUICIDE THE VERY NEXT DAY.

AND I ALSO WANT TO MAKE NOTE OF THE FACT THAT, YOU KNOW, OVER THE LAST 30 YEARS, BUT REALLY VISIBLE TO ALL OF US IN THE LAST TWO YEARS, WE'VE SEEN POLICE OFFICERS SHOOT DOWN AND KILL BLACK PEOPLE JUST FOR RAISING THEIR HANDS, JUST FOR MAKING A MOVE, JUST FOR DOING ANYTHING.

AND HERE THEY WERE VISIBLY ATTACKED, BEATEN UP AND NOT A NOT A SINGLE SHOT FIRED OUTSIDE THE CAPITOL.

ONE SHOT FIRED INSIDE THE CAPITOL WHEN A WOMAN WAS ABOUT TO GET INTO THE CHAMBER.

AND SO THAT THAT SHOWS A BIG DISPARITY.

BUT THE MAIN POINT HERE IS I ASKED THE CITY ATTORNEY, SAM, AT THE TIME TO DRAFT A RESOLUTION CONDEMNING THE ACTIONS OF PRESIDENT TRUMP AND ENCOURAGING THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE TO IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT OR FOR THE PRESIDENT TO RESIGN OR FOR MIKE PENCE TO INVOKE THE 25TH.

SO, I MEAN, WE'RE ALMOST THERE AND I'M JUST LOOKING FOR COMMISSION SUPPORT TO PASS THIS RESOLUTION.

ANY COMMENTS WOULD BE WELCOMED.

YEAH, I HAVE A COMMENT.

SO I'M CONFUSED AS TO THE ROLE THAT WE PLAY IN A LOCAL LEVEL.

I WAS UNDER THE ASSUMPTION THAT WHEN WE RUN FOR LOCAL CITY RACE, IT'S VERY

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NONPARTISAN, BUT IT BECOMES VERY PARTISAN TO BRING UP NAMES OF PRESIDENTS INTO OUR LOCAL AREA.

I STRONGLY BELIEVE WE'LL JUST DIVIDE OUR OWN BACKYARD COMMUNITY.

SO I'M JUST WONDERING HOW OR WHAT THIS IS ABOUT.

LET ME EXPLAIN.

SO, NUMBER ONE, WE DO LIVE IN REALITY.

SO WE'RE LIVING IN THE REAL WORLD.

NUMBER TWO, AS I STATED EARLIER, COMMISSIONER BOLTON, COMMISSIONER PLACKO MYSELF, WE'VE ALL GONE TO WASHINGTON, D.C. TO LOBBY OUR PUBLIC OFFICIALS THAT REPRESENT THE STATE OF FLORIDA THAT RESIDE IN THE CAPITOL, WHICH IS THE PLACE THAT SHOULD BE A SAFE HAVEN.

SO IT HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH OUR EVERYDAY LIVES.

NUMBER TWO, WE'RE PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND SO WE SHOULD ADDRESS PUBLIC MATTERS.

AND THIS IS A PUBLIC MATTER.

NUMBER THREE, IF WE DON'T CONDEMN THE ACTION OF AN INDIVIDUAL THAT ENCOURAGES THE ATTACK OF A PUBLIC ENTITY AND ONE OF HISTORICAL PROPORTIONS LIKE THE CAPITOL, HOW IS THAT GOING TO DISCOURAGE ANYONE FROM ATTACKING OUR LOCAL CITY COMMISSION? I MEAN, THERE'S A REASON WHY WE HAVE A POLICE OFFICER AT EVERY SINGLE COMMISSION MEETING.

THERE'S A REASON WHY THERE ARE CERTAIN PROTECTIONS FOR US IN THE CITY COMMISSION CHAMBERS AT EVERY COMMISSION MEETING.

AND YOU CAN GOOGLE FOR YOURSELF SHOOTINGS AT CITY COMMISSION MEETINGS.

SO THESE THINGS HAPPEN.

AND IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO ENCOURAGE AND MAKE SURE THAT WE PROMOTE THE DISCOURAGEMENT OF THAT TYPE OF BEHAVIOR AND MAKE SURE WE SHOW NO TOLERANCE.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU'RE IN THE POSITION OF INFLUENCE AND POWER, YOU SHOULD USE IT FOR POSITIVE AND MAKE SURE THAT YOU CONDEMN NEGATIVE BEHAVIOR AND BE AN EXAMPLE.

YOU SHOULDN'T BE AFRAID OF THE MOMENT OR AFRAID TO CRITICIZE BAD ACTIONS.

DO YOU BELIEVE THAT IT WILL COST DISCORD? BECAUSE WE HAVE REPUBLICANS.

WE HAVE AND WE HAVE OTHER PARTIES.

WE HAVE DEMOCRATS AND SUCH AS IN OUR BACKYARD, YOU KNOW, CONDEMNING A PRESIDENT, IN MY OPINION, WOULD JUST KIND OF CAUSED MORE COMMUNITY RELATION ISSUE? DO YOU BELIEVE THAT TO BE TRUE OR NOT? IF YOU READ THE SUN-SENTINEL A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO OR GO ON THE WEBSITE THE DAY AFTER THE ATTACK, THERE WAS A HUGE INFLUX OF CALLS INTO THE BROWARD, PALM BEACH AND MIAMI-DADE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE WHERE REPUBLICANS HAVE DROPPED THEIR DESIGNATION AS A MEMBER OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

AND THEN SINCE TRUMP WAS IMPEACHED A SECOND TIME TODAY, HE HAS SAID TO HIS PEOPLE THAT THEY NEED TO FIGHT MUCH HARDER.

AND WHETHER YOU KNOW IT OR NOT, THERE ARE SOME PLANNED ATTACKS FOR THE CAPITOL AGAIN ON INAUGURATION DAY AND ALL THE CAPITALS IN ALL 50 STATES.

AND SO THERE MAY EVEN BE ATTACKS IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

SO IT'S JUST IMPORTANT FOR US TO TAKE A STAND, WHICH IS MY VIEW.

OK, AND JUST LASTLY, AND THIS MIGHT BE FOR OUR CITY ATTORNEY, WE DON'T TALK PARTISAN WHEN WE'RE RUNNING FOR A LOCAL ELECTION.

SO WHAT MAKES IT OK TO DISCUSS THESE TYPE OF CONVERSATIONS AT A LOCAL LEVEL ONCE WE'RE ELECTED? WHY IS IT NOT OK TO DO IT BEFORE, BUT IT'S OK TO DO IT AFTER? I JUST WANT CLARITY AND THANK YOU FOR THAT.

THANK YOU.

CITY CHARTER BASICALLY GOVERNS LOCAL RACES, THE CITY RACES ARE NONPARTISAN, RESPECT TO AGENDA ITEM UNDER THE LAW, THAT'S WITHIN THE DISCRETION OF THE COMMISSION, THERE'S NOTHING THAT WOULD INHIBIT THAT UNDER CHARTER OR STATE LAW.

THIS WAS AN ATTEMPTED COUP AND THERE WERE PLANS TO SENATE, SO JUST KEEP THAT IN MIND.

YOU SAID SOMETHING, MAYOR GOMEZ? YES.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO TRY TO PUSH YOUR OPINION ONTO THE REST OF THE COMMISSIONERS.

I'M NOT TRYING TO PUSH.

YOU SAID YOUR PIECE.

LET THE OTHER PEOPLE ON THE COMMISSION HAVE THEIR COMMENTS.

I AM.

I WAS FINISHING MY COMMENTS.

I CAN'T FINISH MY COMMENTS? WELL, NO YOU'RE KIND OF TALKING BACK TO OTHERS.

WE'RE HAVING A DISCUSSION.

WE'RE HAVING A DIALOG.

NOT A DIALOG.

EVERYBODY HAS THEIR TURN.

RIGHT, I WAS EXCHANGING WITH VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

I WOULD JUST LIKE TO CLARIFY THAT SOMETIMES YOU DO ALSO PUSH YOUR OPINION ON US WHEN

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YOU'RE DISCUSSING AN ITEM.

BUT THAT'S BESIDES THE POINT.

YOU KNOW, COMMISSIONER GELIN, AGAIN, HAS BROUGHT UP AN ITEM THAT IS TOUCHY.

HE'S A LITTLE BIT CONTROVERSIAL.

AND HE KNOWS FROM PAST DISCUSSIONS UNDER SUNSHINE, WHERE WE DISCUSSED THE ITEM ABOUT WHITE SUPREMACY IN TAMARAC.

I DO NOT LIKE PARTISAN ISSUES.

THAT PREVIOUS ITEM WAS NOT VOTED AGAINST.

IT WAS TABLED FOR A TIME CERTAIN TO COME BACK.

AND I BELIEVE THAT HE CAN BRING THAT ITEM BACK AT ANY POINT IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

THIS ITEM ALSO GIVES ME JUST A LITTLE BIT PAUSE, SIMILAR PAUSE, BECAUSE IT IS TALKING, YOU KNOW, ABOUT AN ELECTED OFFICIAL WHO IS SUPPORTED BY RESIDENTS IN THE CITY THAT WE ALSO SERVE.

I THINK THAT WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL TO NOT TO DISENFRANCHISE OUR PEOPLE, EVEN THOUGH THEY MAY LIKE SOMEBODY THAT WE DO NOT LIKE OR WE DO NOT AGREE WITH.

SOME PEOPLE AGREE WITH THE MAYOR, LOVE HER TO PIECES AND SOME PEOPLE DISLIKE HER.

THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT I'M NOT GOING TO SUPPORT THOSE PEOPLE WHO LIKE THE MAYOR.

MAY BE 40 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION IN TAMARAC, BUT THEY'RE STILL RESIDENTS OF THE CITY.

SO, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL THAT WE DON'T DISENFRANCHISE RESIDENTS OF OUR CITY.

IT IS, HOWEVER, A TIME IN OUR COUNTRY WHERE WE KIND OF HAVE TO STAND UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT.

WE SHOULD NOT BE SILENT WHEN WE HAVE THE POWER TO ENACT CHANGE.

I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING THE MAYOR'S COMMENT ON THIS, ESPECIALLY, YOU KNOW, THAT SHE REGISTERED AS A REPUBLICAN ON THE 17TH OF JANUARY 1997 AND SOMETIME SHORTLY AFTER TO RUN FOR OFFICE CHANGE TO NO PARTY AFFILIATION.

THAT IS PUBLIC RECORD UNDER THE BROWARD SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE.

AND A TAMARAC TALK ARTICLE ON JULY 30TH, 2018 SAYS IN PART, THE MOST CHALLENGING QUESTION WAS BY A CLUB MEMBER WHO MADE IT CLEAR SHE WOULD ONLY SUPPORT A CANDIDATE WHO VOTED FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP.

SHE ASKED EACH CANDIDATE, DO YOU LOVE TRUMP? GOMEZ RESPONDED, STATING, I ALREADY VOTED FOR HIM, YES, IN THE AFFIRMATIVE.

SO IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO SEE MAYOR GOMEZ'S RESPONSE ON THIS UNDERSTANDING.

SHE VOTED FOR TRUMP AT LEAST THE FIRST TIME.

I WOULD BE CURIOUS TO FIND OUT HOW SHE VOTED THE SECOND TIME.

MAY BE NONE OF OUR BUSINESS.

BUT YOU KNOW, HER IMPETUS FOR VOTING YES OR NO, MAYBE DIFFERENT FROM ALL OF US.

I WOULD, YOU KNOW, AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME, LIKE TO KIND OF MAKE SOME CHANGES TO THE DISCUSSION ITEM WHEN GIVING DIRECTION TO THE CITY ATTORNEY SO THAT SOMETHING MORE PALATABLE COMES BACK TO US.

FOR INSTANCE, IT COULD SAY CONDEMNING THE ACTIONS OF ANY INDIVIDUAL THAT WOULD INCITE VIOLENCE ON ONE ANOTHER TO INCLUDE MEMBERS OF ANY ELECTED BODY, TO INCLUDE ANY PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

THAT WOULD BE MY COMPROMISE UNTIL SUCH TIME I STAND DOWN.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

THANK YOU, AS I SAID, I WAS GLUED TO THE TV BECAUSE THIS WORD WAS USED SO MUCH, IT

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WAS SURREAL, THIS COULD NOT BE HAPPENING HERE.

IT ABSOLUTELY COULD NOT.

BUT YET IT WAS.

AND THE MORE YOU SAW, THE MORE HORRIFIC IT WAS AND THE MORE YOU HEARD ABOUT THIS STORY AND WHO WAS INVOLVED AND HOW.

IT'S JUST IT'S HORRIFIC.

I MEAN, THERE'S JUST NO OTHER WORD FOR IT.

I HAVE TO AGREE, THOUGH, THAT THE PARTISAN ISSUE OF IT BOTHERS ME.

I DON'T THINK IT SHOULD MATTER WHETHER THESE PEOPLE ARE REPUBLICANS OR DEMOCRATS OR INDEPENDENTS OR THEY ARE NONE OF THE ABOVE.

BUT THE WAY IT'S WORDED NOW, IT VERY CLEARLY BECOMES PARTISAN AND THAT I HAVE AN ISSUE WITH.

SO I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A COMPROMISE THAT WE CAN WORK OUT AS A COMMISSION THAT WE ALL COULD AGREE ON BECAUSE IT'S JUST NOT ACCEPTABLE.

AND AS COMMISSIONER GELIN STATED, YOU KNOW, WE NOW HAVE HEARD ABOUT THEM GOING OUT TO ALL OF THE CITIES, LOCAL CITIES, THE COUNTIES.

SO WE DON'T KNOW WHERE THIS GOES NEXT.

WE REALLY DO NOT.

SO I THINK LET'S TRY AND FIND A COMPROMISE THAT WE ALL COULD BE COMFORTABLE WITH IN DEALING WITH THIS, BUT JUST HORRIFIC.

COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YEAH.

SO THIS IS NOT--I DISAGREE IN TERMS OF THE PARTISAN ITEM THAT COMMISSIONER BOLTON AND COMMISSIONER PLACKO BROUGHT UP.

THERE'S NOTHING PARTISAN ABOUT IT.

THIS IS ABOUT A MAN WHO, AS YOU SAW IN THE VIDEO DIRECT, DIRECTED A GROUP OF HIS FOLLOWERS, HIM AND HIS ADMINISTRATION.

FIRST, THEY INVITE EVERYONE TO COME TO D.C. ON THAT PARTICULAR DATE AND THEN DIRECTED THEM TO MARCH FROM WHERE HE WAS TO THE CAPITO TO ATTACK THE CAPITOL.

SO THAT'S JUST ONE MAN WHO HAPPENS TO BE A REPUBLICAN.

IF THIS WAS A DEMOCRAT OR INDEPENDENT, BERNIE SANDERS, WHOEVER, I WOULD HAVE DONE THE SAME THING.

THAT'S NUMBER ONE.

NUMBER TWO, TO ADDRESS THE QUESTION THAT VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS ASKED ABOUT, YOU KNOW, WHY DO THIS? WHAT'S THE IMPORTANCE, BECAUSE WE'RE LOCAL AND THIS IS FEDERAL? WELL, A LOT OF LOCAL PEOPLE LEFT WHERE THEY WERE TO GO OVER THERE.

IN FACT, POLICE OFFICERS, LIKE I SAID, FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY LEFT WHERE THEY WERE TO GO AND PARTICIPATE.

THERE'S TWO A FATHER AND SON POLICE OFFICER COMBO THAT HAVE BOTH RECENTLY BEEN ARRESTED.

THEY BELIEVE THE MAN WHO KILLED THE POLICE OFFICER POTENTIALLY IS A CHICAGO FIREFIGHTER.

HE HAS A CFD THE CAP ON.

AND SO THESE ARE REAL PEOPLE, REGULAR PEOPLE.

AND I'D LIKE TO GET CONFIRMATION THAT THERE WERE NO BSO OFFICERS OR TAMARAC FIREFIGHTERS THERE.

SO YOU HAVE REGULAR PEOPLE FROM THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES GOING TO DC TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE PRACTICES AND WHO KNOWS WHAT THEY'LL DO ON A LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEVEL.

SO, YOU KNOW, I THINK I THINK WE'RE PLAYING POLITICS OR WE'RE SAYING, OH, YOU KNOW, WE DON'T WANT TO BE PARTISAN.

IT'S NOT PARTISAN.

IT'S ABOUT ONE MAN THAT DIRECTED A GROUP.

AND I DON'T CARE WHAT HIS PARTY AFFILIATION IS, HE JUST NEEDS TO BE CONDEMNED FOR HIS ACTIONS AND FOR LEADING THAT KIND OF ACTION AND FOR ENCOURAGING MORE OF THAT TYPE OF ACTION COMING UP IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

SO THAT'S MY POSITION.

AND LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM THE MAYOR AS WELL.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

YOU KNOW, THIS IS WHERE WE WE CAN HAVE A HEALTHY DISCUSSION AND DISAGREE WITH EACH OTHER AND STILL BE CORDIAL.

THAT IS WHAT I LIKE ABOUT COMMISSIONER GELIN.

OFTENTIMES, WE DISAGREE.

WE'RE STILL CORDIAL WITH EACH OTHER.

OFTEN TIMES I DISAGREE WITH THE MAYOR.

SHE IS NOT CORDIAL WITH ME.

BUT TO EACH HIS OWN, YOU KNOW, THIS IS A POINT IN OUR LIVES WHERE WE CAN STAND UP FOR SOMETHING THAT IS RIGHT AND SOMETHING THAT IS FAIR.

AGAIN, I TAKE PAUSE TO THE ISSUE AT HAND.

I DON'T LIVE BEHIND A BIG FANCY GATE WITH LOTS OF SECURITY SO THAT THE MAYOR'S FRIENDS, WHO HAPPEN TO BE THE TRUMP SUPPORTERS AND THUGS IN OUR CITY ARE COMING TO HARM ME AND MY CHILD, YOU KNOW, SO I TAKE A LOT OF PAUSE TO THIS THAT, YOU KNOW, PASSING SUCH A RESOLUTION WOULD CAUSE, YOU KNOW, THESE THESE THUGS TO ATTACK US AND TO ATTACK CITY HALL AND THE FINE, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN AND WOMEN THAT THAT WORK FOR US, THEY ALREADY ATTACK ME, YOU KNOW, ONLINE AND CREATE FAKE FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS.

WHO KNOWS WHAT THE MAYOR'S FRIENDS MAY DO AFTER TONIGHT, BUT WE ALSO HAVE TO

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STAND UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT.

SORRY, I JUST SEE THE FACE OF SOME OF THE PEOPLE--WE JUST HAVE TO STAND UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT.

AND I THINK THAT THE COMPROMISE GETS US WHERE WE NEED TO GET THE WORDING WOULD BE CONDEMNING THE ACTIONS OF ANY INDIVIDUAL THAT WOULD INCITE VIOLENCE ON ONE ANOTHER TO INCLUDE MEMBERS OF ANY ELECTED BODY, WHICH WOULD INCLUDE THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT.

AND IT WOULD INCLUDE THE MAYOR, AND COMMISSION AS WELL TO INCLUDE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, WHOEVER THAT PRESIDENT IS AT THE TIME.

AND SO THAT COULD INVOLVE DONALD TRUMP.

IT COULD INVOLVE JOE BIDEN.

I THINK IT DOES WHAT WE NEED TO DO AND OUR COMMISSIONER GELIN CAN WHEN HE GETS THAT RESOLUTION JUST WITH HIS OWN HANDWRITING, WRITE IN THE WORD TRUMP IN THERE, USE IT FOR DECORATION OR TOILET PAPER, WHATEVER HE WANTS TO DO, HE DOES IT.

BUT I THINK THAT GETS US TO A PLACE WHERE IT IS FAIR, IT IS PALATABLE, AND WE STAND AS A COMMISSION THAT WE WILL NOT ACCEPT THIS TYPE OF BEHAVIOR FROM ANYBODY, INCLUDING THE MAYOR'S FRIENDS AND HER THUGS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I AGREE WITH THAT.

WELL, WHICH PART OF IT DO YOU AGREE WITH, BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN END.

SO, NOT THAT MY BUSINESS IS NEEDED, BUT SINCE YOU'RE SO CURIOUS ABOUT IT, THE QUESTION THAT WAS MADE WAS YES, IN 2013 I MOVED TO A NONPARTISAN BECAUSE I SERVED NONPARTISAN.

I SERVE THE PEOPLE IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT THEIR AFFILIATION IS.

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE.

IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW MUCH MONEY THEY MAKE OR DON'T MAKE.

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT THEY DO.

I SERVE THE PEOPLE AND THAT IS WHY I AM NONPARTISAN.

AND JUST BECAUSE CERTAIN PEOPLE ON THIS COMMISSION MAKE COMMENTS AS IF THEY'RE FACTS DOESN'T MEAN THEY ARE FACTS.

SO AND ALSO JUST BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE MAY BLOGS CERTAIN THINGS DOESN'T MEAN THAT ANYTHING THAT'S IN THAT BLOG IS ACTUALLY ACCURATE.

AND THE LAST TIME I CHECKED, THE WOODLANDS WAS NOT A GATED COMMUNITY.

SO AND I ALSO DO HAPPEN TO KNOW THAT THERE'S ANOTHER PERSON, AT LEAST ONE PERSON ON THIS COMMISSION WHO CHANGED FROM REPUBLICAN IN ORDER TO RUN HIS LAST RACE IN TWENTY EIGHTEEN.

SO BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU THROW STONES, PEOPLE, THEY MIGHT COME BACK AND BOUNCE ONTO YOU.

AS FOR THE RESOLUTION, A RESOLUTION IN GENERAL HAS NO EFFECT.

WE'VE ALL COMPLAINED ABOUT IT IN THE PAST.

SOME OF US HAVE BEEN ON THIS COMMISSION FOR A WHILE.

WHAT EFFECT DOES IT DO? WE WRITE A PIECE OF PAPER.

WHERE DOES IT GO? WHAT DOES IT DO? WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT OTHER FEDERAL RESOLUTIONS IN THE PAST AND WE'VE SAID IT HAS NO EFFECT.

COMMISSIONER GELIN, I SEE YOU WANT TO CONTRADICT WHAT I HAVE TO SAY, THIS IS WHAT I HAVE TO SAY.

YOU DON'T NEED TO CONTRADICT WHAT I SAID.

I'M NOT TRYING TO CONTRADICT YOU.

WE HAVE DISCUSSIONS ON THE DAIS.

THERE'S NO NEED FOR THIS DISCUSSION.

WE'RE WRAPPING IT UP.

OK.

SO BASICALLY, THE QUESTION THAT YOU ASKED VICE MAYOR, I THINK IS A GOOD QUESTION, WHY ARE WE GETTING INVOLVED IN FEDERAL POLITICS? IT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT WE USUALLY DO FROM A LOCAL LEVEL UNLESS IT'S SOMETHING WE ARE DOING TO FIGHT FOR OUR CITY, FOR SOMETHING THAT OUR CITY NEEDS AND ADVOCATING ON THE FEDERAL LEVEL, FOR WHAT OUR CITY ACTUALLY NEEDS.

I THINK WE AS A COMMISSION HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL THAT WE'RE NOT INCITING ANY FEAR OR ANXIETY TO OUR POPULATION.

WE DON'T NEED OUR EMPLOYEES THINKING THAT ALL OF A SUDDEN WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A RIOTOUS MOB COME HERE.

I DON'T APPRECIATE BEING ACCUSED OF HAVING FRIENDS WHO WOULD COME TO ANYBODY'S HOUSE TO BEAT THEM UP OR HURT THEM, AS HAS BEEN ACCUSED ON THE DAIS JUST RECENTLY.

THAT'S DISGUSTING.

AS FOR DOING A RESOLUTION, IF THIS COMMISSION FEELS STRONGLY ABOUT DOING A RESOLUTION DENOUNCING SUCH CONTENTIOUS, RIOTOUS BEHAVIOR THAT WAS DONE ON OUR CAPITOL, AND YES, I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE BEING IN THE CAPITOL, I HAD THE PLEASURE OF LIVING IN D.C. I WENT TO SCHOOL IN D.C. AND I HAVE BEEN TO OUR MONUMENTS.

I'VE BEEN TO OUR CITY, OUR STATE BUILDINGS.

AND IT IS A COMPLETE VIOLATION OF ALL OF US TO HAVE HAD WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK HAPPENED.

SO IF WE REALLY FEEL THAT THERE NEEDS TO BE A RESOLUTION, AGAIN, I DON'T THINK IT HOLDS ANY PAPER OR ANY WATER OR ANY WEIGHT.

AND YOU CAN GO TO

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COULD BE USED FOR COMMISSIONER GELIN'S TOILET PAPER.

IT'S NOT A MATTER OF SOMETHING THAT WILL HOLD EFFECT.

BUT IF IT FEELS THAT THIS COMMISSION WANTS TO DO SOMETHING, I WOULD SUPPORT A NONPARTISAN COMMENTARY REGARDING BEHAVIOR AND CONDEMNING THOSE ACTIONS THAT WERE RIOTOUS AT THAT TIME.

SO EXPLAIN HOW THIS IS A PARTISAN DOCUMENT.

I'M NOT GOING THROUGH THIS.

I MADE MY COMMENT-- BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE AN ANSWER.

THROUGH THE CHAIR, QUESTION FOR THE CITY ATTORNEY.

COMMISSIONER GELIN? YES? DON'T POINT THAT COMMISSION WHO MADE COMMENTS THAT THEY DON'T WANT TO HAVE IT WITH ANY KIND OF PARTISAN POLITICS WITHIN IT.

SO FOR THE DAIS, EXPLAIN HOW THIS IS PARTISAN.

ANYONE ON THE DAIS; IT'S NOT PARTISAN.

DENOUNCING THE BEHAVIOR IN GENERAL AND THE RIOTOUS ACTIONS THAT OCCURRED.

IF THAT IS THE CONSENSUS THEN THAT'S WHAT WE WOULD DIRECT THE CITY ATTORNEY TO DRAFT.

MR. BOLTON, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

LISTEN, I'VE NEVER BEEN REPUBLICAN.

I'VE ALWAYS BEEN DEMOCRAT FOR THE ENTIRETY OF THE ENTIRETY OF MY LIFE.

SO I JUST WANT TO MAKE THAT CLEAR FOR THE RECORD.

BUT IT IS NOT ABOUT SOMEBODY'S PARTY AFFILIATION.

YOU AS COMMISSIONERS, WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO MAKE DECISIONS WITHOUT PARTY AND WITHOUT REGARD TO WHAT WE ARE REGISTERED AS.

I'M DEMOCRAT.

THE MAYOR IS A NONPARTY AFFILIATED PERSON, SWITCHED FROM REPUBLICAN.

COMMISSIONER GELIN IS DEMOCRAT AND SO FORTH.

BUT WE MAKE DECISIONS THAT IS RIGHT FOR OUR RESIDENTS AND IT IS OUR RESIDENTS NEEDS THAT WE HAVE TO LOOK FOR.

SO IF COMMISSIONER GELIN FEELS THAT THIS IS RIGHT FOR HIS RESIDENTS, THEN WE SHOULD SUPPORT HIM.

OBVIOUSLY, I HAVE PUT FORWARD A COMPROMISE.

THIS IS ALL ABOUT RESIDENTS.

IT IS NOT ABOUT US.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR RESIDENTS ARE PROTECTED, THAT THE MEMBERS THAT THE WORKERS AT CITY HALL ARE PROTECTED AND THAT SORT OF STUFF WHILE STANDING UP FOR THE RIGHTS AND OF OUR RESIDENTS AND WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.

SO I DON'T THINK THAT THIS NEEDS NECESSARILY A FURTHER DISCUSSION.

THE COMMISSIONER HAS MADE HIS POINT AND YOU AS WELL, MAYOR AND THE VICE MAYOR AND SO FORTH.

SO I REALLY THINK THAT THIS IS ENOUGH ALREADY.

IT IS ELEVEN TWENTY SEVEN.

AND GENTLEMEN, LADY, WE HAVE ELEVEN THIRTY HARD STOP ON OUR COMMISSION MEETINGS.

SO I HAD MY HAND RAISED UP.

DO I HAVE THE FLOOR? YOU DO, BUT YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES AND WE HAVE ONE PUBLIC RECORD ITEM TO INCLUDE.

THAT'S FINE.

SO YOU SAID RESOLUTIONS DON'T MEAN ANYTHING.

ACCORDING TO THE DICTIONARY DEFINITION, IT SAYS THE RESOLUTION IS OFTEN USED TO EXPRESS THE OTHERWISE VOTE ON DUE TO THE MATTER BEING HANDLED BY ANOTHER JURISDICTION OR BEING PROTECTED BY A CONSTITUTION.

SO IT'S AN ACT OF EXPRESSION.

THROUGH THE CHAIR, CITY ATTORNEY, IS THERE ANOTHER OR A DIFFERENT DEFINITION OF A RESOLUTION? AND AREN'T RESOLUTIONS PASSED ON EVERY LEVEL LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL? I ONLY WORK AT THE LOCAL LEVEL.

I'M ONLY GOING TO SPEAK AT THE LOCAL LEVEL, AND YES, RESOLUTIONS ARE GENERALLY PASSED BY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, COUNTY AND CITY, AND THEY HAVE COME IN DIFFERENT FORMS AND DIFFERENT SUBJECTS.

SO IF IT'S NOT PROHIBITED BY CHARTER, OR BY STATE LAW, IT'S GENERALLY PERMISSIBLE UNDER THE LAW.

ALL RIGHT.

I'LL BE READY TO MAKE A MOTION AFTER COMMENTS BY VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS.

I JUST WANNA SAY THAT THIS ISN'T ABOUT ONE MAN, RIGHT? IT'S THE ACTS OF HUMANKIND, WHETHER A WOMAN, MAN, WHETHER THEY'RE DEMOCRAT OR

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REPUBLICAN, IT'S A HUMAN NATURE.

SO FOR US TO TARGET SOMETHING VERSUS THE ACTUAL UNDERLYING PROBLEM AND THE UNDERLYING PROBLEM IS HUMAN KIND WHEN THEY'RE ABLE TO MANIPULATE THE MASSES.

SO THAT'S WHAT I'M HAVING TROUBLE WITH.

IT'S WE'RE IDENTIFYING A PERSON INTO THIS RESOLUTION VERSUS THE ACTUAL PROBLEM, WHICH IS HUMAN KIND.

IT'S AN EVILNESS THAT INSIDE US.

AND IT LEADS US TO LEAD OTHERS, WHETHER THE RIGHT WAY OR THE WRONG WAY.

SO THAT'S THE PROBLEM THAT I'M HAVING WITH THIS RESOLUTION SPECIFICALLY NAMING PRESIDENT TRUMP VERSUS JUST SAYING, LIKE COMMISSIONER BOLTON SAID, THAT LEADERSHIP ROLE FAILED.

OK, WE ALL KNOW THAT.

REPUBLICANS KNOW THAT.

DEMOCRATS KNOW THAT.

BUT THAT DOES NOT TAKE AWAY THAT WE ALSO REPRESENT EVERY PERSON IN THE CITY.

AND BY US TARGETING, WE'RE NO DIFFERENT THAN ANYONE DOING LEADING WHAT WE'RE DOING BY PUTTING SOMEONE OUT THERE LIKE THAT AND ATTACKING SOMEONE LIKE THAT.

IT'S NO DIFFERENT THAN HIM ATTACKING ANYONE ELSE.

SO MY PROBLEM IS THE ACTUAL NAMING OF AN INDIVIDUAL VERSUS THE ACTUAL ROOT PROBLEM.

AND I'M GOING TO REPEAT IT, WHICH IS HUMAN KIND.

VICE MAYOR, THANK YOU.

I EITHER NEED A MOTION TO EXTEND THIS MEETING FOR THE NEXT 10 MINUTES SO WE CAN FINISH THIS TOPIC UP AND I CAN GET THE PUBLIC COMMENTS ON OR WE HAVE THE MEETING CLOSED RIGHT NOW.

I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO EXTEND FOR 10 MORE MINUTES.

SECOND.

CITY CLERK, WOULD YOU CALL.

WHAT ARE YOU CALLING THE ROLL ON? I'M SORRY.

TO EXTEND THE MEETING? YES.

SORRY.

VERSUS THE UNDERLYING PROBLEM OF HUMANKIND, IF YOU WOULD, TO CONSIDER.

IT'S JUST A REQUEST.

THAT'S A TOPIC MARKER, SO THAT'S WHAT IS GOING INTO IT.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

LET ME BE ABUNDANTLY CLEAR, I DO NOT SUPPORT THE ACTIONS OF DONALD TRUMP.

I THINK THAT HE HAS FAILED US AND HAVE MADE STATEMENTS THAT HAS CONVINCED ME NEVER, EVER, EVER TO VOTE FOR HIM IF HE RUNS FOR PRESIDENT AGAIN, I'M GLAD I DIDN'T VOTE FOR HIM AND I WOULD NOT WISH HIM ON ANY COUNTRY OR MY WORST ENEMY.

I WOULD NOT EVEN WISH HIM ON YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

SO I WANT TO MAKE THAT ABUNDANTLY CLEAR AT THIS TIME.

I'D LIKE TO MAKE A SUBSTITUTE MOTION TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGE AND TO DIRECT THE CITY ATTORNEY TO DRAFT RESOLUTION AS FOLLOWS AS A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC CONDEMNING THE ACTIONS OF ANY INDIVIDUAL THAT WOULD INFLICT VIOLENCE ON ONE ANOTHER TO INCLUDE MEMBERS OF ANY ELECTED BODY, TO INCLUDE ANY PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

I WOULD ENTERTAIN A SECOND FOR THE SUBSTITUTE MOTION.

POINT OF CLARIFICATION, THERE WAS NO INITIAL MOTION, SO THERE CAN'T BE A SUBSTITUTE MOTION WITHOUT INITIAL MOTION.

COMMISSIONER, THANK YOU.

YES, SO THIS IS THE ORIGINAL MOTION, NOT AN ALTERNATE.

IF COMMISSIONER GELIN WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION.

I KNOW HE'S TRYING TO SAVE HIS PRIDE A LITTLE BIT.

SO IF YOU'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION, COMMISSIONER, GELIN, AND THEN I'LL MAKE MY SUBSTITUTE MOTION THEN THAT'S ALSO FINE.

THAT IS HOW I WORDED IT.

SO CAN I GET CLARIFICATION THROUGH THE CHAIR FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY? GO AHEAD, CITY ATTORNEY.

YES, MA'AM.

YES, COMMISSIONER GELIN? SO COMMISSIONER BOLTON JUST MADE A SUBSTITUTE MOTION, BUT THERE WAS NO ORIGINAL

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MOTION.

SO DOES THAT MAKE HIS MOTION A REGULAR MOTION, WHICH IS WHAT MAYOR GOMEZ IS INDICATING? YES, I BELIEVE YOU CAN TREAT COMMISSIONER BOLTON'S MOTION AS A REGULAR MOTION.

I WOULD LIKE TO WITHDRAW MY MOTION AT THIS TIME UNTIL I SO OTHERWISE TAKE THE FLOOR.

THERE'S NO CEREMONY TO STAND ON HERE.

GOING TO MAKE THE MOTION? VICE MAYOR, ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE THE MOTION? COMMISSIONER PLACKO, WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE THE MOTION? ANYBODY WANT TO MAKE THE MOTION? I'LL MAKE A MOTION, I'LL MAKE A MOTION-- I'M MAKING A MOTION TO APPROVE THE RESOLUTION AS DRAFTED BY THE PRIOR CITY ATTORNEY, CONDEMNING THE ACTIONS AND ENCOURAGING GOVERNMENT TO IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT TO RESIGN, OR FOR THE VICE PRESIDENT TO INVOKE THE 25TH AMENDMENT BASED ON THE ACTIONS OF THE CURRENT PRESIDENT HAVING HIS FOLLOWERS ATTACK THE CAPITOL.

THAT'S MY MOTION.

AND SEEING THAT THERE'S NO SECOND--.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON, ARE YOU MAKING A SUBSTITUTE MOTION TO THAT? I THINK YOU SHOULD ALLOW THE MAYOR TO CHAIR THE MEETING, VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER GELIN.

ANY INDIVIDUAL THAT WOULD INCITE VIOLENCE ON ONE ANOTHER TO INCLUDE MEMBERS OF ANY ELECTED BODY, TO INCLUDE ANY PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

THAT IS TO SUBSTITUTE MOTION.

IF I HAVE A SECOND, THEN THE SUBSTITUTE MOTION IS HEARD FIRST AND THEN WOULD STILL CALL THE QUESTION ON COMMISSIONER GELIN'S MOTION.

BUT I THINK IT DIED FOR LACK OF SECOND.

CORRECT, IT DIED FOR LACK OF SECOND.

THERE IS NO FIRST MOTION.

YOUR MOTION IS ON THE FLOOR FOR A SECOND.

IF THERE'S NO SECOND, IT DOES NOT PROCEED.

SO NOW MY SUBSTITUTE MOTION IS ON THE FLOOR--.

I'LL SECOND SUBSTITUTION.

THANK YOU.

AND THIS IS THANK YOU, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, NOW, CITY CLERK, IF YOU WOULD, PLEASE READ MR. SHAPIRO'S EMAIL, FOR THE RECORD, AND THIS WAY, WE WILL BE OFFICIALLY CLOSING OUT PUBLIC COMMENTS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THIS WAS A VERY BAD CAR ACCIDENT, VERY JUST WEST OF THE WOODLANDS ENTRANCE VERY EARLY THIS PAST SATURDAY MORNING ON COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD.

AND PARTS OF THE CAR BROKE OFF AND WENT FLYING, HITTING THE WEST SIDE OF THE ENTRANCE WALL AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE COMMUNITY.

WILL THE CITY OF TAMARAC CONCERN PUTTING IN CAMERAS ALONGSIDE COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD BY WOODLANDS BOULEVARD SO THAT WHEN ACCIDENTS SUCH AS THIS OCCUR, SOME COULD GO BACK AND VIEW WHAT HAD HAPPENED? THAT'S BY EMAIL FROM JEFFREY SHAPIRO AT 6104 ORCHARD TREE LANE IN TAMARAC.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IT'S ELEVEN THIRTY SEVEN.

THIS MEETING IS ADJOURNED.

GET HOME SAFELY IF YOU ARE TRAVELING ABOUT.

IF NOT, HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.

GOOD NIGHT, EVERYONE.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.