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[Call to Order]

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GOOD MORNING, EVERYBODY, AND WELCOME TO OUR WORKSHOP.

TODAY IS MONDAY, JANUARY 25TH.

IT IS NINE THIRTY TWO FORGIVE US FOR BEING A LITTLE BIT LATE AS WE DEALT WITH SOME TECHNICAL ISSUES.

I WOULD LIKE THE CITY CLERK TO PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

GOOD MORNING.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

I WOULD LIKE TO ASK THE BIRTHDAY GIRL HER BIRTHDAY WAS THIS WEEKEND TO STAND AND LEAD US IN THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

ATTORNEY TO PLEASE READ THE RULES OF THE ROAD FOR VIRTUAL MEETINGS.

GOOD MORNING, MADAM MAYOR.

MEMBERS OF CITY COMMISSION.

CITY COMMISSION RECENTLY ADOPTED AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE WHICH PERMITS THE CITY COMMISSION TO HOLD VIRTUAL COMMISSION MEETS.

AND THEN THE GUIDELINES ADOPTED FOR VIRTUAL COMMISSION MEANS THE CITY IS REQUIRED TO NOTICE ALL VIRTUAL THE CITY CODE AND STATE LAW.

THE CITY CLERK HAS POSTED OUR REQUIRED NOTICE REGARDING REQUIRED FROM THE CITY COMMISSION FOR VIRTUAL MEANS.

A PHYSICAL QUORUM IS NOT REQUIRED.

HOWEVER, WE DO HAVE A PHYSICAL QUORUM TODAY ADDITIONALLY.

BUT THIS IS A WORKSHOP.

THEREFORE, NO ROLL CALL OF VOICE VOTES IS REQUIRED TODAY.

THIS IS AN EDUCATIONAL FORUM FOR THE COMMISSION.

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

WITH RESPECT TO PUBLIC COMMENTS, WORKSHOPS.

THE LAW DOES NOT REQUIRE THE COMMISSION TO ACCEPT PUBLIC COMMENTS THIS MORNING.

THIS IS A DISCRETIONARY DECISION BY THE MAYOR AND THE COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO ALLOWING PUBLIC COMMENTS FOR THIS MORNING WORKSHOP.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

[1. Tamarac 2040 Strategic Plan - Update and Discussion]

NOW WE WILL MOVE ON TO NUMBER ONE, OUR CITY MANAGER'S OPENING REMARKS.

GOOD MORNING, MAYOR AND COMMISSION.

HOW IS EVERYONE THIS MORNING? GOOD.

SO THIS IS GOING TO BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT FOR US TODAY.

THIS IS NOT OUR TYPICAL STRATEGIC PLANNING VENUE.

IT'S NOT OUR TYPICAL STRATEGIC PLANNING ENVIRONMENT.

IT IS NOT OUR TYPICAL STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS.

THERE'S NO FACILITATOR THIS MORNING.

THERE'S JUST ME.

THERE'S NOT GOING TO BE ANY PERSONALITY TESTS.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO TALK ABOUT WHETHER PEOPLE OR PEPPERS ARE GINGERS OR SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN AS MUCH FUN AS THAT WAS IN THE PAST.

AND I'M SORRY YOU MISSED OUT ON ALL THAT, COMMISSIONER VILLALOBOS.

THAT EXERCISES IS NOT FOR TODAY.

TODAY IS FAIRLY SOLELY DEVOTED TO LISTENING TO YOU.

TODAY IS ABOUT YOUR STRATEGIC PRIORITIES FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

TODAY IS ABOUT DOING A QUICK REVIEW OF OUR CURRENT STRATEGIC PLAN, THE 2040 PLAN, GIVING YOU A VERY BRIEF UPDATE AS TO THE PROGRESS THAT WE'VE MADE OVER THE LAST 12 MONTHS AND THEN GETTING TO HEARING FROM YOU ABOUT WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO YOU ON A GOING FORWARD BASIS.

AND THAT IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE, AS YOU KNOW, STRATEGIC PLANNING IS THE FIRST STEP IN OUR DEVELOPMENT OF BUSINESS PLANS AND THEN A BUDGET PROCESS TO DEVELOP A BUDGET THAT DELIVERS ON THE STRATEGIC GOALS THAT YOU SET FOR THE COMMUNITY THROUGH THE 2040 PLAN.

YOU KNOW, A FEW THINGS ABOUT THAT.

PART OF THE CONVERSATION TODAY WILL BE A CANDID CONVERSATION ABOUT THE PRIORITIES THAT YOU HAVE AND THE RESOURCES THAT WE HAVE TO MATCH THOSE PRIORITIES.

WE'VE BEEN THROUGH A BUDGET PROCESS HERE NOT TOO LONG AGO WHERE WE DEALT WITH THE STARK REALITIES OF THIS COVID ENVIRONMENT AND THE RESOURCES THAT IT HAS STRIPPED AWAY FROM US.

AS THE COVID PANDEMIC HAS DEVASTATED THE NATION, THE STATE, THE WORLD, THE COUNTY, OUR COMMUNITY, ALL THE IMPACTS THAT WE'VE DISCUSSED AT LENGTH STILL EXIST AS I STAND HERE TODAY.

TODAY IS AS BAD A COVID DAY AS THERE HAS BEEN SINCE THIS PANDEMIC REALLY STARTED IN TWENTY TWENTY.

AND WE JOKE AT LEAST WE'VE BEEN JOKING INTERNALLY ABOUT JANUARY BEING THE THIRTEENTH MONTH OF TWENTY TWENTY.

IT JUST DOESN'T SEEM LIKE TWENTY TWENTY IS GOING TO END AND IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE THIS PANDEMIC IS GOING TO END.

BUT WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO BE MOVING FORWARD.

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WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO BE TAKING POSITIVE STEPS.

WE HAVE TO CONTINUE THE WORK OF THE COMMUNITY BUILDING THAT YOU'VE ALL ENDEAVORED TO PERSEVERE UP TO THIS POINT.

AND WE'VE DONE WELL WITH IT AND WE'LL CONTINUE TO DO WELL WITH IT.

BUT WE NEED TO HONE IN ON SOME SPECIFIC THINGS THAT THE MAYOR AND THE COMMISSION WANT TO ACCOMPLISH ON A GOING FORWARD BASIS.

AND TODAY IS THE BEGINNING OF THAT DISCUSSION AGAIN, SO THAT OUR DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS CAN ALIGN THEIR BUSINESS PLANS TO YOUR PRIORITIES AND WE CAN GET THE BUDGET ADJUSTED TO BE SUCCESSFUL WITH ALL OF THIS.

WE HAVE SOME THINGS TO DO ON A GOING FORWARD BASIS THAT MUST HAPPEN IN TWENTY TWENTY ONE.

ONE IS A REVIEW OF THE COMMISSION DISTRICTS AND REDISTRICTING IF NECESSARY.

THAT IS REQUIRED EVERY TEN YEARS.

IT'S BEEN TEN YEARS SINCE WE'VE DONE THAT.

THE OTHER THING IS TO SEAT A CHARTER REVIEW AND TO BEGIN THE PROCESS OF REVIEWING THE CHARTER, WHICH IS ALSO REQUIRED EVERY TEN YEARS.

AND SO WE'LL BE BRINGING THAT TO YOU.

AND THOSE TWO THINGS ARE IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO CONSIDER TODAY AS WE DEAL WITH OUR STRATEGIC PRIORITIES.

YOU KNOW, THERE ARE A NUMBER OF THINGS THAT WE'VE ADDED OVER THE LAST 12 MONTHS, THINGS THAT WERE ABOVE AND BEYOND WHAT WAS EXPECTED, BUT GOOD AND POSITIVE THINGS.

OUR DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE WAS ONE OF YOUR STRATEGIC GOALS THAT'S BEEN ADDED.

THAT'S GOING TO NEED TO BE STAFFED.

THAT'S GOING TO NEED TO BE DEALT WITH INTERNALLY.

THESE ARE SOME OF THE THINGS THAT ARE GOING TO BE CHALLENGING FOR US AND SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO HAVE SOME CONVERSATIONS ABOUT HOW WE MANAGE, BECAUSE, AS YOU KNOW, RESOURCES ARE TIGHT.

WE WENT THROUGH A BUDGET PROCESS WHERE WE STRIPPED AWAY OVER SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE GENERAL FUND BUDGET.

WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO ADD AND WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO WORK TO IMPROVE THINGS HERE IN THE COMMUNITY.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, WE'RE NOT IN A POSITION TO ADD STAFF.

WE DON'T HAVE THE RESOURCES TO THROW AT MORE PERSONNEL FOR MORE THINGS.

AND SO WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO TRY TO REFINE OUR PROCESSES AND BE AS EFFICIENT AS WE CAN.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS, AS WE WIND THROUGH THIS PROCESS, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO HAVE SOME CANDID CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE THINGS THAT WE WANT TO DO, THE THINGS THAT WE WANT TO DO BETTER, AND SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE DOING THAT MAYBE WE DON'T NEED TO DO ANYMORE.

THAT WILL ALL BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION.

AND SO THERE ARE SOME THINGS, LIKE I SAID, THAT WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT THAT MAY OR MAY NOT BE RELEVANT ANYMORE.

AND THESE THINGS COVER A BROAD SPECTRUM OF CITY OPERATIONS, EVERYTHING FROM PROGRAMS IN PARKS AND RECREATION, SOME OF THE WAYS THAT WE COMMUNICATE, SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE DO IN PUBLIC SERVICES, SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE DO IN TERMS OF MAINTAINING THE COMMUNITY WHILE WE CONSIDER HOW TO ADD TO THE SERVICES THAT WE PROVIDE IN ALL OF THOSE AREAS AS WELL.

SO IT'S A BALANCING ACT.

AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO BEGIN THE PROCESS OF.

BUT IN ORDER TO BEGIN THAT PROCESS, WE REALLY HAVE TO IDENTIFY WHAT YOUR PRIORITIES ARE.

AND WE'VE BEEN SUCCESSFUL WITH THAT IN THE PAST AND WE'VE BEEN SUCCESSFUL WITH ACHIEVING GOOD RESULTS FOR YOU.

BUT WE NEED TO CONTINUE THE PROCESS NOW MORE THAN EVER.

WE NEED TO REALLY GET FOCUSED ON WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO YOU AS THE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES OF THE COMMUNITY AND THE PEOPLE THAT YOU REPRESENT AND THE THINGS THAT WE'RE DOING THAT MAYBE AREN'T AS IMPORTANT AS THEY USED TO BE.

AND SO.

LET'S GO AHEAD AND MOVE TO AN UPDATE JUST TO GO RUN THROUGH THE STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE, THAT'S THE NEXT THING ON OUR AGENDA.

JUST A LITTLE BIT OF HOUSEKEEPING.

THERE WERE REFRESHMENTS AND THINGS IN ONE OH FIVE.

THERE ARE REFRESHMENTS AND THINGS IN ONE OH FIVE AS WE TAKE BREAKS DURING THE DAY THAT ARE THERE FOR YOU.

I THINK YOU'VE ALL INDICATED WHAT YOU WANTED FOR LUNCH AND THAT'LL BE ORDERED AND SHOULD BE HERE AT NOON FOR LUNCH.

AND THEN THIS AFTERNOON IS UP TO YOU.

WE WILL SPEND AS MUCH TIME HERE AND GO AS LONG OR AS LATE AS YOU AS THE COMMISSION WISH TO GO.

BUT WE HAVE ENOUGH, I THINK, MATERIAL FOR SEVERAL DAYS.

WE DON'T INTEND TO GET THROUGH IT ALL TODAY.

THAT'S NOT OUR GOAL.

OUR GOAL IS TO TOUCH ON THE THINGS THAT ARE MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU.

AND AGAIN AS I SAID WHEN I STARTED, THERE'S NOT A FACILITATOR, WE'RE NOT DOING ANY EXERCISES OR THINGS LIKE THAT.

WE'VE REALLY TRIED TO STRIP THIS DOWN AND GET IT FOCUSED ON LISTENING TO YOU.

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THAT'S WHAT WE'VE HEARD FROM YOU IN THE PAST, IS THAT FROM THESE EXERCISES, YOU NEED TO BE LISTENED TO AND YOU NEED TO BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE WHAT YOUR PRIORITIES ARE.

AND THAT IS WHAT TODAY WILL BE FOCUSED ON.

SO I'M GOING TO GO THROUGH A QUICK UPDATE OF OUR CURRENT STRATEGIC PLAN AND SOME OF THE PROGRESS THAT WE'VE MADE TOWARDS YOUR GOALS.

AND THEN CHRIS TATHAM WITH ETC IS GOING TO JOIN US BRIEFLY TO TALK ABOUT THE SURVEYING THAT WE DO, WHICH IS UPCOMING AND ABOUT HOW WE WANT TO FOCUS THAT SURVEYING AND TARGET THAT SURVEYING TO ACHIEVE THE RESULTS THAT YOU WANT AND TO GET THE INFORMATION THAT YOU BELIEVE IS IMPORTANT IN TERMS OF THE DECISION MAKING THAT YOU'RE FACED WITH EVERY TIME WE GATHER AND MEET.

AND SO, IF YOU WILL, I'M GOING TO TAKE A SEAT HERE AND I'M GOING TO START JUST TAKING A WALK THROUGH THE 2040 STRATEGIC PLAN AND LETTING YOU KNOW WHERE WE ARE AND WHAT WE'VE BEEN SUCCESSFUL WITH, WHAT'S IN PROGRESS AND WHAT IS ON HOLD BASED ON THE CURRENT CONDITIONS.

ALL RIGHT, CAN EVERYBODY HEAR ME AGAIN? SORRY ABOUT THAT.

TRYING TO GET ALL THIS STUFF IN THE RIGHT PLACE.

GOOD.

IT SOUNDS GOOD.

ALL RIGHT.

SO MAYOR AND COMMISSION, WE'VE ESTABLISHED THE TAMARAC 2040 STRATEGIC PLAN.

THIS IS THE 2020 UPDATE OF THAT PLAN AS WE START.

WELL, AS I SAID, THE 13TH MONTH OF TWENTY TWENTY OR THE FIRST MONTH OF TWENTY TWENTY ONE.

HOWEVER YOU'D LIKE TO LOOK AT IT.

BUT THIS IS WHERE WE ARE IN JANUARY OF 2021.

SO THE FIRST GOAL.

THE FIRST GOAL OF THE PLAN WAS TAMARAC IS HOME.

JUST AS A REMINDER, THERE ARE SIX STRATEGIC GOALS IN THE PLAN.

TAMARAC IS HOME IS THE FIRST STRATEGIC GOAL.

WE COMPLETED A NUMBER OF PROJECTS.

NOT ALL OF THEM ARE LISTED HERE.

BUT THESE ARE SIMPLY JUST SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS.

YOU CAN SEE FROM THE GRAPH, THE NUMBER OF THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN COMPLETED, THE NUMBER OF THINGS THAT ARE IN PROCESS, AND THE NUMBER OF THINGS THAT ARE ON HOLD FOR VARIOUS REASONS.

ALL RIGHT.

WATER'S EDGE PARK WAS COMPLETED AMIDST THE PANDEMIC AND HAS BEEN OPENED AND IS A LOVELY NEW FACILITY THAT WE'VE ADDED TO OUR REPERTOIRE IN PARKS AND RECREATION.

WE WERE ALSO ABLE TO PASS THE ORDINANCE REQUIRING INFANT CHANGING TABLES AND HAVE INFANT CHANGING TABLES IN ALL OF OUR FACILITIES AND ARE REQUIRED IN NEW FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE COMMISSION, THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY.

AND AS YOU WILL RECALL, THAT WAS A DIRECT RESULT OF STRATEGIC PLANNING.

THAT WAS ONE OF THE ISSUES THAT WAS RAISED DURING YOUR STRATEGIC PLANNING AND SOMETHING THAT WAS ABLE TO BE IMPLEMENTED QUICKLY.

ON THE OTHER THING THAT WE HAVE DONE THROUGH PARKS AND RECREATION WERE THE READING PARTNERSHIPS WITH THE STORY WALKS IN THE PARK TRYING TO BUILD ON OUR LITTLE LIBRARIES THAT ARE IN THE PARKS.

WE'VE GOT A NUMBER OF PROJECTS UNDER TAMARAC IS HOME THAT ARE UNDERWAY.

WE'VE GOT BUFFER WALLS.

WE'VE GOT SIX PROJECTS COMPLETED FOR A TOTAL OF TWENTY FOUR THOUSAND LINEAR FEET OF BUFFER WALLS.

AND AS YOU KNOW, THERE ARE SEVERAL PHASES IN THE DESIGN AND BIDDING PHASE AT THIS POINT TO BE BROUGHT TO YOU SOON FOR AWARD.

WE HAVE RECEIVED AN ADA GRANT TO IMPROVE ADA ACCESS AND WALKABILITY THROUGH THE COMMUNITY AND TO DO A GAP ANALYSIS OF OUR SIDEWALK SYSTEM TO MAKE MOBILITY EASIER.

AND AS YOU'LL RECALL, MOBILITY WAS ONE OF YOUR STRATEGIC PRIORITIES.

WE'VE ALSO SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENTED THE EDUCATION STAKEHOLDER GROUP AND HAVE TASKED THEM WITH A NUMBER OF PROJECTS THEY ARE WORKING ON.

AND I THINK AS STAFF, WE BELIEVE AND HOPE TO DISCUSS LATER TODAY OR SHORTLY HERE IN THE FUTURE HOW TO TAKE THAT EDUCATION ON STAKEHOLDER GROUP TO THE NEXT LEVEL AND TO MAKE IT A MORE FORMAL ADVISORY GROUP OF THE CITY COMMISSION.

AND THEN WE'VE GOT FUTURE PROJECTS.

YOU KNOW, WE'VE GOT PARKS, PROJECTS PRIMARILY IN EASTERN TAMARAC THAT ARE PENDING.

THE OUTCOME OF THE EAST SIDE FEASIBILITY STUDY, WHICH IS CURRENTLY IN PROCESS.

AND THEN WE'VE GOT TRANSPORTATION AND REPAVING IMPROVEMENTS THAT ARE

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AWAITING SURTAX FUNDS.

AND THE FIRST OF THOSE REPAVING PROJECTS ARE OUT OF FOUR FORTY ONE AND COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD.

ALL RIGHT, FOR OUR STRATEGIC GOAL NUMBER TWO, THE HIGHLIGHTS.

AS YOU CAN SEE, WE'VE COMPLETED A NUMBER OF PROJECTS.

WE EVALUATED VSO STAFFING THROUGH THE CONTRACT AND BUDGET PROCESS, AND WE ADJUSTED STAFFING AS WE ELIMINATED THE RED LIGHT CAMERA PROGRAM.

SO WE WERE ABLE TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL AND INCREASE THE NUMBER OF SWORN PERSONNEL THROUGH OUR ISSUES RELATED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.

AND AS ALL OF YOU ARE AWARE, WE'VE HAD NUMEROUS DISCUSSIONS ABOUT LAW ENFORCEMENT, ABOUT BSO, PARTICULARLY ABOUT RACIAL EQUITY IN LAW ENFORCEMENT.

AND THESE ARE CONVERSATIONS WHICH WE EXPECT TO CONTINUE.

WE ARE PREPARED TO HAVE A LONGER DISCUSSION REGARDING LAW ENFORCEMENT LATER TODAY.

BUT FOR NOW, WE CONTINUE TO MAKE GOOD PROGRESS WITH BSO IN SPITE OF THE PANDEMIC AND THE CHALLENGES THAT HAVE COME ALONG WITH IT.

AS I SAID, WE ELIMINATED THE RED LIGHT CAMERA PROGRAM.

WE REAFFIRMED THE LEGAL SOUNDNESS OF TAMARAC'S PANHANDLING ORDINANCE.

AND BSO HAS DONE THEIR BEST TO BE MORE AGGRESSIVE IN DEALING WITH THE PANHANDLERS AND THE COMPLAINTS THAT ARE RAISED IN THE COMMUNITY REGARDING THEIR AGGRESSIVENESS.

WE'VE IMPROVED IN FIRE RESCUE FOR THEIR ALL HAZARD PREPAREDNESS, AS YOU'LL RECALL, THIS YEAR, TAMARAC FIRE DEPARTMENT BECAME ONE OF ONLY, I BELIEVE, EIGHTY EIGHT OR 90 CLASS ONE ACCREDITED FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN THE UNITED STATES.

AND SO WE MADE GREAT PROGRESS THERE.

WE'RE VERY PROUD OF THEM.

BUT WE HAVE MORE WORK TO DO WITH FIRE RESCUE.

AND WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUT THAT LATER AS WELL.

WE IMPLEMENTED A HUMAN TRAFFICKING ORDINANCE, AND I BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED ALL THE GOALS THAT THE COMMISSION SET FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING DURING THIS LAST 12 MONTHS.

AS FAR AS PROJECTS THAT ARE UNDERWAY, BSO STAFFING IS CONTINUING TO BE A CHALLENGE.

AS YOU KNOW, THIS IS NOT A TAMARAC ISSUE.

THIS IS A NATIONWIDE ISSUE OF STAFFING LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES.

BUT BSO HAS DONE VERY WELL FOR US.

WE'VE HAVE, I BELIEVE, NINETY SEVEN OF ONE HUNDRED AND ONE SWORN POSITIONS FILLED AT THIS TIME, WHICH IS AS GOOD AS IT HAS BEEN FOR BSO STAFFING IN A LONG TIME.

AND I'D LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE CAPTAIN CIRMINIELLO'S EFFORTS TO GET THOSE POSITIONS FILLED IN ORDER THAT WE HAVE OUR FULL COMPLEMENT OF DEPUTIES OUT THERE.

WE ALSO HAVE FIRE STATION 36 TO OPEN IN JUST A FEW DAYS SO THAT WILL BE A GREAT ADDITION OVER ON UNIVERSITY DRIVE AND THEN, YOU KNOW, BOTH BSO AND TAMARAC FIRE RESCUE HAVE WORKED TO ADAPT THEIR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EFFORTS AND THEIR COMMUNITY OUTREACH EFFORTS IN THIS COVID, YOU KNOW, ENVIRONMENT AND THAT HAS BEEN A CHALLENGE.

WE'RE ABOUT 70 PERCENT FINISHED WITH THE FIRST PHASE OF OUR SECURITY MASTER PLAN THAT INCLUDES IMPROVEMENTS TO BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES AND THE SECURITY THERE.

YOU'VE SEEN SOME OF THOSE THINGS, SOME OF THOSE THINGS YOU HAVEN'T NECESSARILY SEEN, BUT THEY'VE BEEN TAKEN CARE OF.

AND YOU'RE GOING TO SEE SOME MORE AS WE CONTINUE TO WORK WITH JOHNSON CONTROLS TO GET THOSE SECURITY MEASURES IN PLACE.

OK, ON THE TAMARAC IS ECONOMICALLY RESILIENT FRONT.

DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS, WE WERE ABLE TO ADOPT A LOCAL PREFERENCE ORDINANCE FOR TAMARAC BUSINESSES, SO WE WERE ABLE TO GIVE THEM MORE BENEFIT FOR CITY PROCUREMENT.

FOR I THINK REASONS THAT ARE OBVIOUS TO EVERYONE, THE VAST MAJORITY OF THESE PROJECTS ARE IN PROCESS, THEY ARE UNDERWAY.

YOU HEARD JUST A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO FROM KEN COLLIERS, REGARDING THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS AND OPPORTUNITIES AND OUR FOCUS ON EASTERN TAMARAC AND THE OPPORTUNITY ZONES AND THE CORRIDORS, THE MEDICAL MILE, ALL THE THINGS THAT YOU'VE IDENTIFIED AS BEING IMPORTANT ARE BEING

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FOCUSED ON AND ARE BEING TAKEN CARE OF.

WE'VE GOT A NUMBER OF ONGOING INITIATIVES, LIKE OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BROWARD OFFICE OF SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND BROWARD COLLEGE.

OBVIOUSLY, THESE ARE PRIORITIES THAT YOU IDENTIFIED THAT WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF IMPLEMENTING THAT ARE VITAL FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

AT THE SAME TIME, ALL OF THESE EFFORTS HAVE BEEN CHALLENGED WITH COVID AND THE LACK OF BEING ABLE TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER IN THE VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT.

YET THEY PROCEED.

ALSO, COVID HAS SHIFTED OUR FOCUS.

YOU KNOW, LAURIE DEVELOPMENT TO REALLY BEING FOCUSED ON TRYING TO IDENTIFY WAYS TO ASSIST OUR SMALL BUSINESSES AND OUR RESTAURANTS.

AS YOU KNOW, WE RECEIVE, I'M GOING TO SAY, THREE POINT TWO MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE CARES ACT THROUGH THE COUNTY FOR ASSISTANCE.

AND MAXINE CALLOWAY AND LORI HAVE BEEN WORKING VERY, VERY DILIGENTLY TO TRY TO GET THAT MONEY DISTRIBUTED TO OUR SMALL BUSINESSES, OUR RESTAURANTS AND TO PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY THROUGH OUR HOUSING PROGRAMS AS BEST WE CAN.

AND THOSE EFFORTS ARE ONGOING.

AND I BELIEVE THAT THE COUNTY HAS, YOU KNOW, IS RECEIVING MORE MONEY AND HOW THOSE FUNDS ARE GOING TO BE DISTRIBUTED, WE'RE NOT SURE YET, BUT THERE ARE MANY THINGS IN THE WORKS THERE.

AND THEN WE HAVE FOUR PROJECTS THAT ARE PLANNED FOR THE FUTURE.

AND THE MOST NOTABLE ONES ARE DEVELOPER INCENTIVES, SMALL BUSINESSES INCENTIVES, AND THEN ACCREDITATION FOR OUR BUILDING DEPARTMENT.

YOU KNOW, AS YOU KNOW, AS YOU'VE TOLD US, CONCERNS HAVE BEEN RAISED ABOUT THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT, THE CUSTOMER FRIENDLINESS OF THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT IN THE PAST.

AND SO WE'VE HAD LENGTHY DISCUSSIONS WITH GEORGE FOLLES ABOUT SETTING GOALS FOR THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT TO REALLY AFFIRM THE COMMITMENT TO CUSTOMER SERVICE.

GEORGE HAS DECIDED ON PURSUING THE ACCREDITATION PROCESS, YOU KNOW, FOR THAT.

AND THAT'S GOING TO, I THINK, SHARPEN THE FOCUS IN THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT, BOTH ON PROCESS TO MAKE THE PROCESS EASIER, TO UTILIZE THE TECHNOLOGY THAT WE HAVE AND TO IMPROVE THE CUSTOMER SERVICE.

ALL RIGHT, FOR GOAL NUMBER FOUR, TAMARAC IS VIBRANT.

WE'VE COMPLETED A NUMBER OF PROJECTS AT THE U.S.

CONFERENCE OF MAYORS BASEBALL INITIATIVE, THE DELLENBACH FOUNDATION'S HERO BOWL.

WE HAVE FOCUSED ON ESTABLISHING NEW AND BETTER EVENTS ON THE EAST SIDE.

YOU'VE ALL ATTENDED AND ENJOYED THOSE EVENTS.

WE HAVE COMPLETED THE LANDSCAPING MASTER PLAN AND WE'VE UPDATED OUR BRANDING MATERIALS.

WE HAVE A NUMBER OF PROJECTS THAT ARE UNDERWAY, MARKETING.

IN TERMS OF OUR OVERALL MARKETING EFFORTS FOR THE CITY, OUR NEIGHBORHOOD SIGNAGE PROGRAM IS ONGOING, OUR RESIDENT CURB APPEAL PROGRAM IS READY TO COME TO YOU FOR PRESENTATION.

YOU'LL BE SEEING THAT IN THE NEXT MONTH OR TWO.

AND OUR BUS BENCH REPLACEMENT PROGRAM IS ON THE AGENDA FOR YOU TO APPROVE THIS WEEK.

SO WE'VE GOT SOME FUTURE PROJECTS, OF COURSE, THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT.

WE CONTINUE TO EVALUATE THE POTENTIAL FOR TRACK AND FIELD LOCATIONS FOR A TRACK.

WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF DEVELOPING AND PREPARING AN IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR DIRECTIONAL AND WAYFAIR SIGNAGE.

AND WE'VE GOT THE UPGRADING OF OUR LANDSCAPING IN THE MEDIANS AND RIGHT OF WAYS THAT ARE READY TO GO.

AND AS YOU KNOW, SEVERAL OF THESE PROJECTS THAT ARE TRANSPORTATION OR CORRIDOR RELATED ARE PENDING FUNDING FROM THE SURTAX MONEY THAT'S BEEN APPROVED BY THE VOTERS OF BROWARD COUNTY AND WILL BE COMING TO US SHORTLY AND TO THE OTHER CITIES IN THE COUNTY AS WELL.

OK, UNDER STRATEGIC GOAL NUMBER FIVE, TAMARAC IS SMART AND CONNECTED.

WE HAVE ACHIEVED THE GOLD SOL-SMART DESIGNATION THAT IS FOR OUR SOLAR PROGRAM, BOTH THROUGH OUR OWN INITIATIVE AND THROUGH THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT'S PERMITTING.

WE ARE IMPLEMENTING AND WE HAVE IMPLEMENTED THE COMMISSION'S INITIATIVE BUDGETS AND WE ARE WORKING ON ASSISTING YOU IN IMPLEMENTING YOUR INITIATIVES.

WE HAVE INITIATIVE POLICY THAT'S COMING TO YOU VERY SOON.

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WE ARE NOW PUBLISHING A POPULAR FINANCIAL REPORT, AGAIN, SOMETHING THAT'S COME OUT OF THE STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSIONS THAT WE'VE DONE IN THE PAST AT YOUR REQUEST.

AND WE ARE SENDING EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS TO INFORM THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE UPCOMING COMMISSION MEETINGS AND AGENDAS AS YOU HAVE DIRECTED.

WE HAVE A NUMBER OF PROJECTS THAT ARE UNDERWAY.

WE ARE WORKING TO IMPROVE OUR BOARDS AND COMMITTEES.

WE ARE WORKING THROUGH IMPROVING THE BOARDS AND COMMITTEES TO ALSO IMPROVE ONE TAMARAC, OUR MLK DAY ENHANCEMENTS, OUR BATTLE OF THE BANDS.

AS YOU KNOW, SOME OF THESE THINGS WERE OR MAY BE POSTPONED DUE TO COVID, BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE BOARDS AND COMMITTEES THAT WE ESTABLISH ARE NOT GOING TO BE WORKING ON MAKING SURE THAT THESE THINGS ARE BETTER AND THAT NEW THINGS THAT REPRESENT OUR COMMUNITY ARE ESTABLISHED AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

WE HAVE SOME FUTURE PROJECTS.

OBVIOUSLY, WE HAVE OUR SMART CITY PLAN AND WE HAVE EVENTS.

WE ARE SEEKING GRANTS FOR THE SMART CITY PLAN.

AND WE ARE CONTENDING OBVIOUSLY WITH COVID AS WE WORK TO IMPLEMENT NEW EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY.

AND THEN ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'VE BEEN VERY CHALLENGED WITH HAS BEEN THE EXPANSION OF OUR RECYCLING PROGRAM THAT YOU REQUESTED.

AS I THINK THE COMMISSION IS AWARE, RECYCLING IS DIFFICULT AT THIS TIME DUE TO MARKET CONDITIONS.

WE ARE CONTINUING TO RECYCLE, BUT IT IS NOT PROFITABLE LIKE IT ONCE WAS.

AND THE EXPANSION OF THE RECYCLING PROGRAM IS REALLY NOT FEASIBLE AT THIS TIME.

HOWEVER, SHOULD THAT CHANGE, WE ARE PREPARED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH ENHANCED RECYCLING THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY.

ALL RIGHT, OUR STRATEGIC GOAL NUMBER FIVE, TAMARAC IS A DYNAMIC WORKPLACE.

YOU KNOW, WE CAN'T DO WHAT WE DO FOR THE COMMUNITY IF WE DON'T HAVE GREAT EMPLOYEES AND YOU'VE HEARD ME TALK ABOUT THIS IN THE PAST, AS MUCH FUN AS IT IS FOR ALL OF US TO GET TOGETHER AND HAVE THESE MEETINGS AND FOR YOU TO MAKE DECISIONS AND GIVE DIRECTIONS, I AM NOT ABLE TO IMPLEMENT THE THINGS THAT THE COMMISSION DIRECTS IF WE DON'T HAVE CAPABLE, COMPETENT, GREAT EMPLOYEES TO MAKE IT ALL HAPPEN.

AND SO WE'VE WORKED, I THINK, VERY DILIGENTLY TO IMPROVE OUR WORKFORCE, TO ADD TO THE WORKFORCE IN STRATEGIC PLACES.

AN EXAMPLE OF THAT WOULD BE YOUR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT LIAISON.

WE'VE WORKED THROUGH THE PROCESS OF ESTABLISHING THEM AND ADDING THEM TO GIVE YOU A BETTER OPPORTUNITY TO ENGAGE WITH YOUR CONSTITUENTS, YOU KNOW, ON AND ON.

WE HAVE SEEN AGAIN, IMPROVEMENT IN OUR EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION WITH THE CITY AS AN EMPLOYER.

THROUGH OUR ANNUAL EMPLOYEE SURVEY.

WE EXTENDED OUR FPE CONTRACT FOR A YEAR WITH MUCH AGREEMENT FROM THE FPE, THE BECAUSE OF THE SITUATION WITH COVID AND THE RESOURCES AND NOT WANTING TO NEGOTIATE A CONTRACT IN WHAT I WOULD CALL TRYING ECONOMIC TIMES.

AND AGAIN, YOU KNOW, WE'RE VERY PROUD OF OUR EMPLOYEES.

WE'RE VERY PROUD OF THE WORK THAT THEY'VE DONE.

I'M PROUD OF THE WAY THAT THE EXECUTIVE TEAM HAS MANAGED THROUGH THIS PANDEMIC, BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS DIFFERENT TODAY.

EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED.

THE WAY THAT WE DO OUR JOBS IS DIFFERENT.

THE WAY THAT WE WORK HAS CHANGED.

AND THAT IS A VERY CHALLENGING, DIFFICULT THING TO RAPIDLY IMPLEMENT AND TO MAKE THOSE TYPES OF ADJUSTMENTS SO QUICKLY.

YET WE WERE VERY SUCCESSFUL AT DOING IT.

AND IN SPITE OF OUR EMPLOYEES BEING TASKED WITH GOING THE EXTRA MILE FOR ONE ANOTHER AND FOR THE COMMUNITY, THEIR SATISFACTION WITH THE CITY REMAINS INCREDIBLY HIGH.

WE JUST GOT THE RESULTS OF OUR LAST EMPLOYEE SURVEY.

AND NINE OF OF TEN EMPLOYEES ARE HAPPY WITH THE CITY AS AN EMPLOYER AND ARE HAPPY TO BE HERE AS EMPLOYEES, WHICH IS REALLY SOMETHING FOR ALL OF US TO BE PROUD OF.

YOU KNOW, AT THIS LEVEL, IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CREATE A GREAT WORKPLACE.

AND WITH THE COMMISSION'S SUPPORT, WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO THAT AND TO ESTABLISH

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INCREDIBLY HIGH EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION, WHICH I BELIEVE TRANSLATES TO EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE AND OUR PEOPLE GOING THE EXTRA MILE FOR PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY.

ALL RIGHT.

WE HAVE SOME PROJECTS THAT ARE UNDERWAY.

WE ARE WORKING ON A CUSTOMER SERVICE STANDARDS REFRESH.

AND WE HAVE SOME FUTURE PROJECTS THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT, AGAIN, EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION, REFRESHMENT, AND ALSO GETTING BACK TO SENDING OUR PEOPLE TO TRAINING AND SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE'VE HAD TO REDUCE FOR WHAT AMOUNTS TO THE LAST YEAR.

AGAIN, THESE ARE IMPORTANT THINGS.

YOU KNOW, OUR EMPLOYEES ARE THE PEOPLE WHO DO THE WORK.

THEY'RE THE PEOPLE THAT NEED THE TRAINING AND THE SUPPORT.

AND WE LOOK, YOU KNOW, WE LOOK FORWARD TO GETTING BACK ON TRACK WITH SOME OF THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE'VE CREATED FOR THEM IN ORDER FOR THEM TO BE SUCCESSFUL AND TO FEEL LIKE THEY'RE DEVELOPING AND MOVING FORWARD AS WELL.

ALL RIGHT.

THAT'S A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE 2040 PLAN.

AGAIN, TODAY IS NOT DESIGNED FOR US TO DO A LOT OF TALKING TO YOU.

TODAY IS DESIGNED FOR YOU TO BE TALKING TO US AND FOR US TO BE LISTENING TO YOU.

SO WITH THAT, DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON THE 2040 PLAN UPDATE THAT MYSELF OR THE STAFF WHO'S WITH US VIRTUALLY OBVIOUSLY CAN ANSWER THIS MORNING? I'M NOT SEEING ANYBODY WHO IS WISHING TO SPEAK AT THIS TIME.

I'M JUST GOING TO ASK FOR A POINT OF CLARIFICATION.

A COUPLE OF THE DEVELOPMENT ITEMS, SUCH AS SIGNAGE AND WALLS.

THAT'LL BE A LITTLE BIT MORE DETAIL LATER IN TODAY'S DISCUSSION ON THE STATUS OF THEM? YES, MADAM MAYOR, WE HAVE, BASED ON WHAT WE'RE ANTICIPATING FROM YOU, BASED ON THE FEEDBACK WE GOT FROM YOU IN ADVANCE OF THIS EXERCISE, I BELIEVE YES.

CORRIDORS AND PARTICULAR WALLS, SIGNAGE, ALL OF THOSE THINGS ARE IMPORTANT CONVERSATIONS TO BE HAD A LITTLE LATER THIS AFTER THIS MORNING OR THIS AFTERNOON.

I WAS MORE OR LESS TYING IT DOWN TO THE ONES ALREADY IN THE PROGRAM, THE STATUS OF WHEN THEY'RE COMING OUT OF THE GROUND.

IS THAT GOING TO BE LATER? WE'RE NOT REALLY GOING TO GET INTO NOT GETTING INTO THAT STATUS OF THINGS.

I CAN TELL YOU, OBVIOUSLY, THE SIGNAGE PROGRAM IS ONGOING.

YOU KNOW, SEVERAL OF YOU HAVE ASK ABOUT SPECIFIC THINGS AND WE'LL BE PROVIDING YOU WITH SPECIFIC ANSWERS TO THAT, NOT NECESSARILY AS A PART OF THE OVERALL DISCUSSION ABOUT CONTINUING THOSE PROGRAMS ARE-- I'M NOT ANTICIPATING YOU TELLING ME YOU DON'T WANT TO CONTINUE THEM.

YOU KNOW, WE'RE FINALLY REALLY MAKING SOME PROGRESS IN TERMS OF SIGNAGE.

YOU KNOW, WE'VE GOT SOME NEW SIGNS GOING IN AND ON ROCK ISLAND ROAD BETWEEN FORTY FOURTH AND COMMERCIAL ON PROSPECT ROAD.

WE'RE STILL WORKING ON THE THAT'S GOING ON.

SO, YOU KNOW, THE SIGNAGE PROGRAM IS ONGOING.

IF YOU HAVE SPECIFIC LOCATION QUESTIONS, YOU CAN GET THOSE TO US.

WE'LL ANSWER THOSE SPECIFICALLY FOR YOU.

GREAT.

OK, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ALL RIGHT.

SEEING THAT WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING ELSE FOR THIS, THEN I GUESS WE'RE MOVING ON TO A DISCUSSION ON BUSINESS AND RESIDENCE SURVEYS.

DO YOU NEED A BREAK TO GET MR. IS HE READY? YEAH, NO, I BELIEVE THAT CHRIS SO WE AS YOU KNOW, WE SURVEY THE COMMUNITY.

WE'VE BEEN DOING COMMUNITY SURVEYS, BUSINESS SURVEYS AND EMPLOYEE SURVEYS SINCE 2005 AND FOR THE STAFF, WE FIND THOSE SURVEYS TO BE QUITE USEFUL.

AND THE INFORMATION AND THE BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE THAT WE GLEAN FROM THOSE SURVEYS TO BE ACTIONABLE AND TO BE, YOU KNOW, TYPICALLY BROUGHT TO YOU FOR ACTION.

IT DRIVES A LOT OF OUR PLANNING.

HOWEVER, WHAT WE'VE HEARD FROM YOU MORE RECENTLY IS, IS THAT THE COMMUNITY SURVEY AS A BROAD INSTRUMENT IS OK, BUT THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MORE TARGETED SURVEYS ON SPECIFIC ITEMS AND SPECIFIC THINGS THAT THE COMMUNITY SURVEY DOESN'T COVER.

THE COMMUNITY SURVEY IS DONE EVERY TWO YEARS, AND IT ALLOWS US TO BENCHMARK, YOU KNOW, CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IN A NUMBER OF AREAS.

BUT FOR YOU, AS ELECTED OFFICIALS, MORE TARGETED SURVEYS ARE VITAL FOR YOU IN TERMS OF HAVING THAT BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE TO BE MAKING DECISIONS ON THINGS THAT ARE BROUGHT TO YOU AND THINGS THAT ARE COMING THROUGH CHANNELS FROM THE COMMUNITY.

AND SO WITH THAT, WE WANT TO HAVE CHRIS

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THE BUSINESS SURVEY AND THEN BE ABLE TO TALK TO YOU RESPOND TO QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT MORE TARGETED SURVEY OR ASSESSMENT TOOLS THAT YOU'LL FIND USEFUL IN TERMS OF TRYING TO FLESH OUT SITUATIONS AND THE ISSUES THAT ARISE UP AND NEEDS TO BE DISCUSSED AND ADDRESSED AND DECIDED UPON AT THE COMMISSION LEVEL.

SO WITH THAT, WE'LL ASK CHRIS TO JOIN US.

CHRIS, ARE YOU THERE? I AM.

CAN YOU HEAR ME OK? WE CAN, CHRIS, GOOD MORNING.

GREAT.

WOULD YOU LIKE ME JUST TO GO AHEAD AND BEGIN? PLEASE.

CHRIS, JUST FOR THE SAKE OF THE COMMISSION AGAIN, JUST GIVE A BRIEF INTRODUCTION OF YOURSELF JUST SO EVERYBODY REMEMBERS WHO YOU ARE, BECAUSE IT'S BEEN JUST A LITTLE WHILE SINCE WE'VE SEEN YOU AND COMMISSIONER VILLALOBOS HAS JOINED THE COMMISSION SINCE THAT TIME.

I DON'T THINK HE'S EVER HAD THE CHANCE TO MEET YOU.

WELL, GREAT, YEAH, IT'S A PLEASURE TO BE WITH YOU.

I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE CITY, I THINK, SINCE 2005.

OUR FIRM IS BASED IN KANSAS CITY, BUT WE DO WORK ALL OVER THE WORLD THESE DAYS, INCLUDING AFRICA, ASIA AND EVEN CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA.

SO WE HAVE A LOT OF DATA.

WE SPECIALIZE IN HELPING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS GATHER INPUT FROM RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES TO HELP THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS.

SO THESE ARE THE COMMUNITIES THAT WE WORK WITH IN BROWARD AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTY.

I THINK THERE'S 22 OF THEM THESE DAYS.

TAMARAC WAS ACTUALLY THE VERY FIRST, WHICH IS ONE OF THE REASONS I PERSONALLY HAVE SUCH A GREAT RELATIONSHIP AND A DESIRE TO HELP YOU MOVE FORWARD, BECAUSE I ALWAYS FEEL LIKE THE FIRST COMMUNITIES WE WORK WITH ARE THE ONES THAT GOT US STARTED.

AND THAT'S WHY IF YOU END UP USING US OR YOU MOVE FORWARD WITH THE SURVEYS.

I'LL ACTUALLY BE THE ONE THAT YOU INTERACT WITH.

ME PERSONALLY, I'VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR A LONG TIME.

MY GOAL REALLY WHEN WE STARTED THIS WAS JUST TO GIVE COMMUNITIES A WAY TO INTERPRET THE DATA THAT THEY HAD.

I REMEMBER MY PARENTS HAD STARTED THE COMPANY YEARS AGO AND I USED TO SHOW UP TO MEETINGS WHEN I WAS IN MY 20S.

AND EVERYONE WOULD ASK ME, IS 27 PERCENT OR 87 PERCENT GOOD OR BAD AND WHAT DO WE DO WITH THAT NUMBER? SO OVER THE PAST THREE DECADES, WE BUILT A NUMBER OF ANALYTICAL TOOLS THAT ACTUALLY TAKE THE DATA WE GET FROM COMMUNITIES, WHETHER IT'S YOUR RESIDENTS OR BUSINESSES, AND PUT IT INTO PROCESSES TO HELP YOU MAKE BETTER DECISIONS.

OVER THE PAST, I GUESS, COUPLE OF DECADES, THE WORK THAT I'VE DONE HAS HELPED THAT.

WE ACTUALLY ADDED IT UP A FEW MONTHS AGO, GUIDE NEARLY A TRILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF PUBLIC INVESTMENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

SO I'M VERY FAMILIAR WITH PRETTY MUCH EVERY ISSUE THAT LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ADDRESS.

AND WHETHER YOU HAVE A SIMILAR SURVEY YOU DO EVERY COUPLE YEARS OR YOU DO TAYLORED SURVEYS ALONG THE WAY, WE HELP LOCAL GOVERNMENTS DO THEM BOTH.

ONE OF THE NEW THINGS THAT WE HAVE STARTED THIS LAST YEAR IS OUR LEADING THE WAY AWARD.

WE GIVE THAT TO COMMUNITIES THAT RANK IN THE TOP 10 PERCENT OF ALL COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

SOME OF THE HIGH PERFORMING COMMUNITIES, WHETHER IT'S AUBURN, ALABAMA, ALETHA, KANSAS AND OTHERS ARE ON THIS LIST.

BUT IT'S A NEW TOOL THAT FROM MORE THAN 400 COMMUNITIES THAT CONDUCTED SURVEYS BETWEEN 2017 AND 2019 WE WERE ABLE TO ESTABLISH THRESHOLDS THAT REALLY IDENTIFY EXCELLENCE.

AND SO MOVING FORWARD, THIS IS A NEW PIECE THAT WE DID NOT HAVE BEFORE.

BUT WE ARE NOW GOING TO BE OFFERING IT TO TAMARAC AND OTHER COMMUNITIES IF YOU ACHIEVE CERTAIN STANDARDS.

ONE OF THE THINGS I FIND INTERESTING ABOUT TAMARAC IS I'VE BEEN DOING THE SURVEY AND WORKING WITH YOU FOR A REALLY LONG TIME, AS YOU PROBABLY HAVE ALL THE COMMUNITIES WHERE I WORK BEEN ONE OF THE ONES THAT HAS CHANGED THE MOST DEMOGRAPHICALLY.

I PUT UP SOME STATISTICS HERE FROM YOUR CENSUS, WHICH JUST SHOWS HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH YOUR RESIDENTS AND YOUR BUSINESSES--.

SORRY TO INTERRUPT.

UNFORTUNATELY, YOUR SLIDES ARE NOT MOVING FOR WHAT THIS CITY CAN SEE.

THOSE ON TEAMS CAN.

BUT IS NOT WORKING.

IS THERE SOMETHING THAT WE CAN DO? MADAM MAYOR, ARE ALL OF YOU ON TEAMS? NO, WELL, I DON'T KNOW.

ACTUALLY, IT IS, YES.

IF THIS IS TEAMS, I GUESS.

BUT THE MONITORS THAT WE HAVE ARE NOT.

CHRIS, CAN YOU HEAR US? YEAH, I CAN.

GO AHEAD, JIM.

JUST GIVE ME THE ADDRESS.

CHRIS, CAN YOU STOP PROJECTING YOUR POWER JUST FOR A SHORT MOMENT, THEN RESTARTED AGAIN? SURE, I WILL DO THAT.

DO YOU NEED US TO TAKE A RECESS OR IS THIS OK? ALL RIGHT, I'LL LOAD IT UP AGAIN.

JUST LET ME KNOW WHEN.

GO AHEAD, BRING IT BACK UP.

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LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU CAN SEE IT.

LOADING NOW ON MY END.

ARE YOU ABLE TO SEE THAT NOW? YES.

BUT NOW IF YOU TRY MOVING FORWARD, WE'LL KNOW-- YEP.

OUR SCREENS ARE WORKING.

THERE YOU GO.

OK.

DOESN'T MATTER WHAT HAPPENED.

WELL, THERE'S THE WE'VE WORKED.

HERE'S THE GEE WHIZ SLIDE THAT LISTS ALL THE COMMUNITIES, I WON'T READ THEM ALL TO IN MIAMI AND BROWARD COUNTY THAT WE'VE WORKED IN.

AND I HIGHLIGHTED HERE THE TAMARAC WAS ACTUALLY THE FIRST COMMUNITY WHERE WE HAD DONE SURVEYS.

THIS IS JUST SOME GEE WHIZ BULLETS ABOUT MYSELF AND OUR COMPANY AND HOW I WORK WITH COMMUNITIES REALLY ALL OVER THE WORLD NOW TO HELP GATHER INPUT LIKE THIS FOR DECISION MAKING.

THIS WAS JUST A LIST OF SOME OF THE CITIES THAT WON THE AWARD.

SOME OF THE HIGH PERFORMING COMMUNITIES THAT WE WORK WITH THAT ARE IN THE TOP 10 PERCENT OF ALL COMMUNITIES IN THE COUNTRY WITH REGARD TO OVERALL SATISFACTION AND DELIVERY OF RESIDENT SERVICES.

AND THIS IS THE SLIDE WHERE I WAS.

SO HOPEFULLY THAT GETS EVERYBODY CAUGHT UP IS GOOD WITH EVERYBODY? JUST MAKE SURE BEFORE I KEEP ON TALKING.

YOU'RE GOOD TO GO.

THANK YOU.

THANKS FOR AT LEAST CALLING IT OUT TO ME BEFORE I GOT TO THE VERY END.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

SO YOU KNOW, WHAT I WAS SAYING HERE IS, YOU KNOW, I'VE WORKED WITH LITERALLY THOUSANDS OF COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND AROUND THE WORLD, AND VERY FEW COMMUNITIES HAVE CHANGED AS MUCH AS TAMARAC HAS OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS.

A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT YOU'LL NOTICE THAT THIS SHOWS WHAT THE POPULATION WAS IN 2000, WHAT IT IS IN 2020, AND THAT IT PUT THE ABSOLUTE CHANGE.

BUT THE PERCENT CHANGE IN THE COMMUNITY AND YOU'LL SEE THINGS LIKE THE PERCENT THAT WERE BLACK AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN, ONLY ONE IN 10 RESIDENTS WAS BLACK OR AFRICAN-AMERICAN WHEN WE FIRST DID THE SURVEY.

IT'S NOW NEARLY THIRTY TWO PERCENT.

IT'S ALMOST THREE TIMES WHAT IT WAS THEN.

HISPANICS HAVE GONE FROM FOURTEEN POINT NINE TO TWENTY NINE POINT NINE.

SO THEY'VE DOUBLED.

AND YOU CAN SEE EVEN HOW MUCH YOUNGER THE COMMUNITY IS GETTING WITH THE PERCENT UNDER 65, DOWN FROM 38 PERCENT, ALMOST A TWENTY FIVE PERCENT.

AND THEN HOW MANY FOLKS YOU NOW HAVE WHO DON'T SPEAK ENGLISH AT HOME AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

SO ONE OF THE REAL VALUES FOR A TOOL LIKE THIS IS TO REALLY BE ABLE TO SEE HOW YOUR DIVERSE POPULATION HAS CHANGED SO QUICKLY.

AND SOME OF THE REASONS COMMUNITIES DO SURVEYS ARE FRANKLY JUST THAT TO SEE WHAT THE AVERAGE OR TYPICAL RESIDENT THINKS ABOUT THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS TO MAKE SURE THOSE VOICES ARE HEARD, ESPECIALLY IN DIVERSE COMMUNITIES WHERE YOU HAVE A LOT OF FOLKS WHO DON'T SPEAK ENGLISH TO GIVE YOU AN OBJECTIVE TOOL FOR REALLY ASSESSING, YOU KNOW, CITY PROGRAMS AND SERVICES OVER TIME, KEEP CITY LEADERS INFORMED OF CHANGES AND THEN CERTAINLY TO HELP GUIDE INVESTMENT DECISIONS.

NOW, UNLIKE WHAT YOU'VE HAD IN THE PAST, WE TAKE ALL THE DATA WE GATHER.

WE ACTUALLY PUT THEM ON DASHBOARDS WHICH ARE ACCESSIBLE TO COMMUNITY LEADERS.

ESSENTIALLY, IT'S AN ONLINE PORTAL THAT YOU CAN GO TO AND YOU CAN TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR DATA AND ACTUALLY DO THE ANALYSIS YOURSELF SO YOU CAN SEE HOW PEOPLE IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE CITY ARE, HOW BUSINESSES OF DIFFERENT TYPES RATED DIFFERENT ISSUES.

WHAT WE'VE DONE IS RATHER THAN HAVING SOME PERSON WHO'S THE STATISTICAL GURU OR THE CITY HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING OR HAVING YOU HAVE TO CALL US, WE'VE DEVELOPED PROCESSES THAT ACTUALLY ALLOW OUR LEADERS AROUND THE COUNTRY TO TAKE A LOOK AT THEIR OWN CITY.

YOU CAN FILTER THE DATA, LOOK AT THE SURVEY RESULTS AND ACTUALLY SEE WHAT MAPS AND HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED OVER TIME.

ONE OF THE TOOLS I LIKE A LOT THAT'S BECOME VERY EFFECTIVE IS WE HAVE A MAPPING PROCESS THAT ACTUALLY ALLOWS YOU TO SEE FROM ONE YEAR TO THE NEXT HOW THINGS AND SPECIFIC AREAS OF THE CITY HAVE CHANGED.

SO THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS THAT WE CAN DO.

I KNOW THAT ONE OF THE THINGS THE CITY MANAGER MENTIONED AND THE THINGS THAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR AS YOU KEEP DOING THE SAME THING YOU'VE ALWAYS DONE, OR DO YOU PERHAPS TAILOR IT TO ADDRESS SOME NEW ISSUES? AND THE REALITY IS, MOST COMMUNITIES THAT WE SURVEY USUALLY HAVE A FEW ISSUES THAT ARE KIND OF THE ISSUES OF THE DAY THAT THEY SURVEY.

AND THEN THEY HAVE A CORE SET OF QUESTIONS THAT THEY USE FOR PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT TO REALLY ASSESS THINGS OBJECTIVELY FROM ONE PERIOD TO THE NEXT.

SO IT'S NOT UNUSUAL FOR A COMMUNITY TO HAVE A HYBRID WHERE THERE'S PERHAPS A HANDFUL OF QUESTIONS THAT YOU'VE USED TO REALLY ASSESS HOW YOU'RE DOING OVER TIME.

AND THEN THERE'S OTHER QUESTIONS THAT YOU'RE ASSESSING IN THE MOMENT.

THIS YEAR, FOR EXAMPLE, A NUMBER I WOULD SAY PROBABLY EIGHT OUT OF 10 COMMUNITIES

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ARE GETTING INFORMATION ABOUT COVID RELATED ISSUES, ABOUT THE IMPACT OF THE ENVIRONMENT, A DIVERSITY RELATED ISSUES, ISSUES RELATED TO POLICE AND OTHER TOPICS.

SO THAT'S CERTAINLY SOMETHING THAT WE CAN HELP YOU WITH.

PART OF THE THING, AS WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WHATEVER WE DO DO KNOW CAN BE USED TO HELP YOU GUIDE DECISION MAKING.

SO RATHER THAN KEEP TALKING AND GIVE YOU A LOT OF OTHER JUST ANECDOTAL STORIES ABOUT OUR COMPANY AND WHAT WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO DO, I'D BE HAPPY TO PERHAPS ANSWER QUESTIONS FOR YOU.

VICE MAYOR.

DO WE HAVE ONE FOR OUR CITY, SOMETHING LIKE THAT ALREADY DONE LIKE THAT DEMONSTRATION THAT HE WAS SHOWING US? THIS IS A NEW TOOL.

YEAH, WE HAVE NOT DONE THIS IN THE PAST.

THIS IS SOMETHING WE'VE ACTUALLY DEVELOPED SINCE YOUR LAST SURVEY.

OK, SO DO WE HAVE ONE FOR NOW FOR US? SO THIS IS KIND OF A STANDARD DELIVERABLE RATHER THAN JUST GETTING A PRINTED REPORT.

THIS IS ACTUALLY ONE OF THE NEW TOOLS WE PROVIDE.

SO, YES, YOU WOULD GET THIS IF WE DID THE SURVEY THIS YEAR.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER VILLALOBOS, IF I MIGHT.

TYPICALLY WE DO THE SURVEY.

CHRIS COMES IN AND PRESENTS THE SURVEY IN A PUBLIC MEETING TO THE MAYOR, THE COMMISSION AND THE COMMUNITY, AND SHOWS SIMILAR TO WHAT HE SHOWED THERE.

OBVIOUSLY, CHRIS DOESN'T BRAG ENOUGH ABOUT WHAT HE DOES AND THE EVOLUTION OF HIS OWN COMPANY.

YOU KNOW, WHEN WE MET CHRIS IN 2005 AND STARTED THIS SURVEYING PROCESS, HIS COMPANY WAS SMALLER.

I'M NOT GOING TO TELL THE WHOLE STORY, BUT I BELIEVE HE HAD KIND OF TAKEN IT OVER FROM HIS PARENTS.

AND IN 15 YEARS, CHRIS HAS GROWN ETC EXPONENTIALLY IN TERMS OF SURVEYING AND THE PRODUCTS THAT THEY PUT OUT AND THE INFORMATION THAT THEY PROVIDE.

HE'S DONE AN INCREDIBLE JOB WITH HIS OWN COMPANY AND HAS DONE A VERY, VERY GOOD JOB FOR US.

I THINK THE QUESTION FOR THE COMMISSION IS, YOU KNOW, THE STAFF SEES VALUE IN THIS VERY MUCH SO.

I'M NOT SURE THAT THE COMMISSION HAS EVER SEEN AS MUCH VALUE IN IT AS THE STAFF SEES IN IT IN TERMS OF TAKING THE INFORMATION THAT IS PROVIDED AND USING THAT AS ACTIONABLE BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE.

I THINK WHAT WE WANT TO TRY TO ACCOMPLISH WITH CHRIS GOING FORWARD IS TO CONTINUE TO GET THAT BEST PRACTICE TYPE INFORMATION.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, BE SURE THAT WE MEET THE NEEDS OF THE COMMISSION IN TERMS OF TARGETED SURVEYING THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN, BECAUSE THE BIANNUAL SURVEY IS GREAT IN TERMS OF HOW WE TREND OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR SATISFACTION AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

BUT IT DOES NOT A QUICK STRIKE.

IT IS NOT.

IF YOU HAVE AN ISSUE IN THE COMMUNITY THAT YOU WANT TO DO A SURVEY ON, IT'S NOT FOR THAT.

AND SO WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS WE NEED TO BE SURE THAT WE ARE HEARING YOU AND WORKING WITH YOU TO DEVELOP BUSINESS TOOLS THAT WE CAN HELP, YOU KNOW, DO THOSE QUICK STRIKE TYPE SURVEYS AND GET THE INFORMATION THAT YOU NEED WHEN YOU NEED IT.

TWO DIFFERENT THINGS.

BUT, YOU KNOW, CHRIS' COMPANY IS INFINITELY CAPABLE AND HAS YOU KNOW, NOT ONLY DOES HE DO THE SURVEY FOR US, BUT WE TALK TO HIM ALL THE TIME.

HE GET ADVICE AND GUIDANCE AND SUGGESTIONS FROM THEM AS TO HOW WE CAN GET BETTER INFORMATION OUT OF THE COMMUNITY.

YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE THINGS I JUST HEARD YOU SAY IS IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN DOING THESE TARGETED SURVEYS PERHAPS SIX MONTHS FROM NOW OR THREE MONTHS AFTER THE SURVEY IS DONE, YOU WISH YOU KNEW THESE ITEMS FROM THE COMMUNITY.

ONE OF THE NEW TOOLS THAT WE PROVIDE, THAT'S NO ADDITIONAL COST IS FROM THE SURVEY RESPONDENTS TO THE SURVEY.

WE ASKED PEOPLE WHETHER OR NOT THEY'D BE WILLING TO PARTICIPATE IN A PANEL THAT THE CITY CAN THEN TAP INTO THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

AND TYPICALLY ABOUT HALF OF THE RESPONDENTS AGREE TO DO THAT.

AND THE REASON THAT'S IMPORTANT IS IT GIVES YOU A STATISTICALLY VALID POOL OF RESIDENTS.

IT'S REPRESENTED IN THE COMMUNITY.

AND YOU CAN DO SHORT ONLINE SURVEYS, YOU KNOW, THAT ARE ANYWHERE FROM TWO TO 10 QUESTIONS.

AND YOU CAN GET THE RESULTS BACK IN JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS.

AND SO THAT'S ANOTHER SERVICE THAT WE'VE ADDED THAT REALLY DOESN'T ADD COST TO THE PROJECT, BUT IT ALLOWS OUR CLIENTS BETWEEN THE BIG SURVEYS TO HAVE A WAY OF GETTING STATISTICALLY REPRESENTATIVE INPUT ON OTHER ISSUES THAT MAY COME UP IN BETWEEN.

THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER GELIN.

WHAT IS THE RESPONSE RATE TO THE SURVEY AND WHAT HAVE THEY BEEN IN THE LAST THREE OR FOUR SURVEYS? AND THE RESPONSE RATES FOR THE AVERAGE COMMUNITY ACROSS THE COUNTRY IS AROUND 15

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PERCENT THESE DAYS FOR A SURVEY OF THIS LENGTH.

IT'S USUALLY A FUNCTION OF HOW LONG THE SURVEY IS.

SO IF YOU HAVE A SHORT SURVEY, YOU MAY GET, YOU KNOW, 30 PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE TO DO IT.

IF YOU GET A RELATIVELY LONG SURVEY, IT TENDS TO DROP.

TAMARAC RESPONSE RATE IS TYPICALLY BEEN AROUND 20 PERCENT, WHICH IS DOUBLE IF YOU LOOK NATIONALLY AT ALL COMPANIES THAT DO SURVEYS, THE NATIONAL AVERAGE IS ABOUT 10 PERCENT.

SO BUT OUR METHODS OF HAVING MULTIPLE CHANNELS FOR PEOPLE TO RESPOND, IN OTHER WORDS, WE LET THEM DO IT BY MAIL, ONLINE AND EVEN BY PHONE USUALLY GETS ABOUT DOUBLE THAT RESPONSE RATE, WHICH IS USUALLY VERY GOOD, GIVEN ALL THE TENDENCIES THAT PEOPLE HAVE THESE DAYS TO BE TARGETED FOR SURVEYS FROM JUST ABOUT EVERYONE.

GIVEN THE DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGES, HOW HAVE YOU ADAPTED THE SURVEY TO RESPOND TO THE DEMOGRAPHIC SHIFTS? SO, FOR EXAMPLE, HAVING THE SURVEY IN SPANISH, HAVING IT IN CREOLE, SINCE WE HAVE PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES HERE IN OUR CITY? SURE.

WELL, THE FIRST TIME WE DID THE SURVEY, WE DID IT AS A MAIL OUT IN ENGLISH PAPER ONLY.

AND THEN WE FOLLOWED UP WITH PHONE.

WE THEN A FEW YEARS LATER STARTED DOING THE SURVEY IN SPANISH AND THEN HAVING ONLINE OPTIONS THAT WE HAVE NOW.

BECAUSE OF THE GROWING POPULATION, I'D RECOMMEND THAT WE PROVIDE THAT IN CREOLE AS WELL.

WE DO FOR MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FOR THE CITY OF MIAMI AND FORT LAUDERDALE.

IT'S PROBABLY TIME THAT WE START OFFERING IT IN CREOLE FOR YOU ALL AS WELL.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

THANK YOU.

CAN YOU TELL ME HOW MANY RESIDENTS DO WE SEND OUR SURVEY TO? WE SELECT 6000 AND WE GET TWELVE HUNDRED OR ABOUT 20 PERCENT OF THEM TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY.

SOMETIMES WE GET MORE.

YEAH, SO WE'RE RECEIVING ABOUT 1200 RESPONSES OUT OF OUR 65000 RESIDENTS.

WELL YOU HAVE ABOUT, I THINK, A LITTLE OVER TWENTY THOUSAND HOUSEHOLDS, SO MAYBE TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND HOUSEHOLDS.

SO TWELVE HUNDRED OF THEM ACTUALLY PARTICIPATE IN THE SURVEY.

SO THAT'S A RELATIVELY HIGH PERCENTAGE OF YOUR HOUSEHOLDS THAT DO THE SURVEY.

OK, THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

THANK YOU, CHRIS.

HOW DO YOU CHOOSE THE HOUSEHOLDS THAT YOU TARGET? GREAT QUESTION.

ONE OF THE WAYS WE DO IT IS WE-- ALL HOUSEHOLDS THAT ARE RESIDENTIAL ADDRESSES AND SO THIS CAN INCLUDE APARTMENTS, CONDOMINIUMS AND MOBILE HOMES, SINGLE FAMILY HOMES, ANYTHING THAT'S IDENTIFIED AS A RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS BY THE US POST OFFICE, WE'RE ABLE TO BASICALLY PURCHASE OR BASICALLY GET EVERY ONE OF THOSE ADDRESSES.

WE THEN RANDOMLY PICK SIX THOUSAND OF ALL OF THE ONES THAT EXIST TO DO THE SURVEY.

SO BACK YEARS AGO, WE USED TO DO THINGS LIKE RANDOM DIGIT DIALING OR WE'D EVEN USE VOTER LISTS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

BUT ALL OF THOSE LISTS HAVE BIASES.

THIS NEW PROCESS ESSENTIALLY TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERY RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS IN THE COMMUNITY HAS THE SAME PROBABILITY OF BEING SELECTED.

AND THAT'S WHERE WE-- SO WE SELECTED MY ADDRESS.

AND THEN ONCE WE PICKED THE ADDRESS, WE THEN APPEND ALL THE CONTACT INFORMATION, YOU KNOW, WHO LIVES THERE, THE PHONE NUMBER AND SO FORTH.

SO THESE 6000 PEOPLE COULD BE-- SO IF TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND HOUSEHOLDS, WE WOULD-- THAT WOULD SEEM LIKE MAYBE TWO TO THREE PEOPLE LIVING IN A HOUSEHOLD.

SO COULD IT BE THAT THE INFORMATION THAT YOU GET SOMETIMES COME FROM T HREE PEOPLE IN THE HOUSEHOLD, SO 1200 PEOPLE OR 6000 PEOPLE SORRY, IS A LITTLE BIT SKEWED LIKE.

WELL, NO, IT'S REALLY IT'S REPRESENTATIVE.

WE GATHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE HOUSEHOLD SO WE'LL KNOW HOW MANY NEW OCCUPANTS LIVE THERE.

SO IT WOULD BE TWELVE HUNDRED HOUSEHOLDS IF THE AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD SIZE WERE THREE.

THAT MEANS 3600 PEOPLE WOULD BE REPRESENTED IN THE SURVEY IF THAT MAKES SENSE.

SO WE TRACK HOUSEHOLD SIZE AND OTHER VARIABLES IN THE DEMOGRAPHICS THAT WE COLLECT.

THAT MAKES SENSE.

IT MAKES SENSE.

YEAH.

AND HOW DO YOU WHAT PROCESS DO YOU USED TO RANDOMIZE THE SELECTION PROCESS? YOU HAVE A SYSTEM? HAVE A COMPUTER ALGORITHM.

THE SIMPLE THING IS IMAGINE THERE WERE 25000 HOUSEHOLDS AND WE COULD JUST PUT A NUMBER THEM ONE TO 25000, AND THEN WE PICK EVERY NTH OR EVERY SO MANY TO GET OUR

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6000.

AND LET'S SAY THERE ARE TWENTY FOUR THOUSAND AND WE PICK EVERY FOURTH.

SO THAT'S SIMPLISTICALLY THE WAY IT DOES IT.

BUT IT'S ACTUALLY A COMPUTER ALGORITHM THAT GENERATES THE RANDOM SELECTION.

BUT THAT'S THE EASIEST WAY FOR ME TO EXPLAIN IT VERSUS WRITING OUT THE ALGORITHM FOR YOU.

OF COURSE.

AND THEN LET'S SAY I LIVE IN A CONDO BUILDING SIX.

I LIVE ON THE THIRD FLOOR, APARTMENT THREE ONE THREE.

AND I LIVE NEXT TO KATHLEEN, WHO LIVES IN THREE ONE FOUR.

SHE GETS THE SURVEY, BUT I DON'T GET THE SURVEY.

KATHLEEN IS GOING ONLINE AND SHE'S TALKING ABOUT THE SURVEY AND HOW GREAT IT IS.

AND THEN I WANT TO DO THIS AND I GO ONLINE.

I FOLLOW THE SAME LINK THAT SHE FOLLOWS.

DOES IT ALLOW ME TO DO THE SURVEY BECAUSE I'M--.

IT DOES.

AND YES, THAT'S A GREAT.

NO, THAT'S A GREAT, GREAT QUESTION.

YOU GO ON THERE, YOU THEN PUT YOUR HOME ADDRESS IN THERE, BECAUSE THAT'S ONE OF THE REQUIREMENTS IF YOU COMPLETE IT ONLINE.

WE THEN COMPARE THE HOME ADDRESSES THAT ARE SUBMITTED TO THE RANDOM SAMPLE.

IF THEY DON'T MATCH AND WE HAVE A LOT OF THOSE, WE'LL PROVIDE THAT DATA TO THE CITY AS ESSENTIALLY OTHER RESPONDENTS, BUT NOT PART OF THE RANDOM SAMPLE, BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT TO COMPROMISE THE INTEGRITY OF THE RANDOM SAMPLE.

BUT IF WE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE DO THAT, WE'D SAY, WELL, HERE'S WHAT OTHER RESPONDENTS SAID, THAT'S HOW WE CONTROL FOR THAT.

SO IF YOU WENT IN AND SAID, WELL, I'M GOING TO PUT IN THE SAME PERSON'S ADDRESS, AND SO WE END UP WITH MULTIPLE ADDRESSES FROM THE SAME HOUSEHOLD, WE JUST USE THE FIRST ONE THAT WAS SUBMITTED.

OK, AND THEN WE HAVE THAT DATA, THE OTHER RESPONDENT'S DATA? IF THERE ARE MANY, YEAH.

SO USUALLY IF YOU PROMOTE THE SURVEY, WHICH SOME COMMUNITIES DO, AND WE REALLY ENCOURAGE THAT TO HAPPEN A LITTLE BIT LATER DOWN THE LINE SO THAT THAT WAY WE YOU KNOW, WHAT HAPPENS IS IF THE CITY WERE TO PROMOTE IT TOO EARLY, SOME OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE SELECTED FOR THE RANDOM SAMPLE MIGHT GO ON AND COMPLETE THE SURVEY, AND THAT'S OK.

BUT WE WANT AS MANY PEOPLE TO DO THE SURVEY AS POSSIBLE.

SO I KNOW THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, THEY DO A GIANT PUSH TO TRY TO GET ALL THEIR RESIDENTS TO DO IT.

AND THEY USUALLY THEIR TARGET IN THEIR COMMUNITY OF ABOUT EIGHTY THOUSAND AND THEY SHOOT FOR GETTING ABOUT 800 SURVEYS THROUGH US FROM A RANDOM SAMPLE.

BUT THEY TYPICALLY GET ANOTHER 500 SURVEYS FOR A TOTAL OF THIRTEEN HUNDRED FROM THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE.

BUT WHAT'S INTERESTING IS WHEN YOU LOOK AT THOSE 500 ADDITIONAL RESPONDENTS, THEY TEND TO BE A LOT OF THE PEOPLE WHO THE CITY ALREADY HEARS FROM, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? SO THE RESPONDENTS AREN'T ALWAYS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CITY AS A WHOLE, BUT IT HELPS THE CITY UNDERSTAND WHAT THOSE PEOPLE THINK OF THE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS.

AND PEOPLE ARE MORE ACTIVE, TEND TO BE THE ONES RESPOND THAT WAY.

GOT IT.

OK.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THAT'S A GREAT STORY, BUT WE THOUGHT IT'S A GREAT WAY TO COMPLIMENT THE STATISTICALLY VALID SAMPLE.

THAT WAY, THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ALSO SHOWING UP TO MEETINGS AND ACTUALLY ACTIVE, THEIR VOICE GETS HEARD TOO AND THEY DON'T FEEL LEFT OUT.

BUT IT'S IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE WE CAN SEPARATE THE TWO SAMPLES.

SO THAT WAY, THE ONE THAT IS REALLY REPRESENTED, THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE IS STATISTICALLY VALID ONE DOESN'T GET LOST IN ALL THE OTHER RESPONSES.

RIGHT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

YOU'VE ANSWERED QUESTIONS THAT I HAD FROM OTHERS, SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND YOU ALWAYS DO.

YOU AND YOUR TEAM DO A REALLY GOOD JOB.

I LIKE THE NEW TOOLS THAT YOU HAVE IN THE PANEL SUGGESTIONS AND THINGS THAT WE CAN USE TO DRILL DOWN TO GET SOME MORE INFORMATION, TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE REACHING AS MANY AS WE CAN AND GETTING OUR RESIDENTS AND FOR OUR BUSINESSES AS WELL.

MORE INFORMATION THAT WE CAN HELP HERE.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I'LL TURN IT BACK TO THE CITY MANAGER IN CASE HE HAS ANYTHING MORE FOR YOU.

I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING MORE RIGHT NOW, MADAM MAYOR.

THE ONLY QUESTION I WOULD HAVE FOR THE COMMISSION AS A WHOLE WOULD BE WHILE WE HAVE CHRIS ON THE LINE AND HIS WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE, DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT TARGETED SURVEYS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASK OF CHRIS AT THIS POINT? I KNOW THAT THAT'S BEEN OF INTEREST TO ALL OF YOU, I BELIEVE, AND WE WANT TO GET THAT ADDRESSED.

SO WHETHER WE ADDRESS IT THROUGH ETC OR WHETHER WE ADDRESS IT MORE LOCALLY.

EITHER WAY, WE WANT TO GET IT ADDRESSED.

AND AGAIN, CHRIS IS AN EXPERT IN THIS AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN GREAT TO US IN TERMS OF PROVIDING GUIDANCE AND KNOWLEDGE.

AND IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, YOU KNOW, NOW WOULD BE A GREAT TIME TO ASK THEM WHY WE HAVE THE EXPERT ON THE PHONE WITH US.

SOUNDS GOOD.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

COMMISSIONER GELIN WOULD LIKE TO ASK A QUESTION FIRST.

SO DO YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO TARGETED SURVEYS? WHAT'S THE TIMETABLE NEEDED AND WHAT'S THE COST? YET WHEN YOU SAY TARGETED SURVEYS, IS THAT ARE YOU REFERRING TO JUST ON A

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SPECIFIC TOPIC? YES.

YOU HAVE IN MIND OR A SPECIFIC POPULATION GROUP? SO IT'S A SPECIFIC TOPIC.

WE ACTUALLY CAN TURN THOSE AROUND IN ABOUT A WEEK THESE DAYS, DEPENDING ON THE URGENCY.

ONE OF THE METHODS THAT WE USE FOR THAT IS WE'RE ACTUALLY ABLE TO GET INTERESTINGLY, I CAN GET EMAIL ADDRESSES NOW EASIER THAT I CAN GET PHONE NUMBERS.

SO BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE ARE ON NO CALL LISTS, YOU ACTUALLY CAN'T CALL PEOPLE LIKE YOU USED TO, BUT YOU CAN GET PEOPLE'S EMAIL ADDRESSES.

SO ONE OF THE METHODS WE USE THESE DAYS IS WE DO A QUICK TARGETED SURVEYS VIA EMAIL.

IN OTHER WORDS, WE'LL SELECT A RANDOM SAMPLE OF HOUSEHOLDS, WE'LL THEN APPEND THE ADDRESSES WE SELECT WITH THE EMAIL.

TYPICALLY, WE CAN MATCH ABOUT 70 PERCENT OF THE ADDRESSES WITH AN EMAIL AND THEN WE DO THE SURVEY JUST BY EMAIL.

AND THAT TENDS TO GET US QUICK RESULTS ON TOPICS THAT ARE MAYBE JUST A FEW QUESTIONS THAT COMMUNITIES WANT.

COST FOR THAT'S USUALLY ANYWHERE FROM A COUPLE OF THOUSAND DOLLARS TO FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS, DEPENDING ON WHAT YOU WANT OR LIKE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO'S DOING A BIG ONE RIGHT NOW ON SOME POLICE ISSUES.

YOU KNOW, THEY'RE PAYING TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND FOR IT.

BUT THERE'S THIS VERY, VERY EXTENSIVE AS FAR AS THE SAMPLE SIZE.

BUT THAT'S TYPICALLY WHAT WE DO.

AND WE CAN EASILY TURN THOSE AROUND IN SEVEN TO 10 DAYS FOR A LOT FOR A RELATIVELY SMALL AMOUNT OF MONEY.

AND WHAT'S THE ADVANTAGE OF WORKING WITH YOU VERSUS DOING A SURVEY MONKEY OR GOOGLE FORMS OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT? SURE, IT'S INTERPRETING THOSE RESULTS.

I'VE DONE THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF SURVEYS, WE DO THEM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND THERE'S PROBABLY NO FIRM OR NOBODY WHO CAN INTERPRET RESULTS BETTER IN THE WORLD THAN ME.

AND SO WHEN YOU GET THE RESULTS BACK, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH THEM? AND THAT'S KIND OF WHAT I WAS SAYING UP FRONT, AS I REMEMBER AS A YOUNG 25 YEAR OLD GOING TO CITY COMMISSION MEETINGS AND PEOPLE SAYING, CHRIS, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? AND I WAS LIKE, I DON'T KNOW, LET'S 72 PERCENT.

IF YOU DO SURVEYS AND I HELP YOU DESIGN THEM, I'LL BE ABLE TO TELL YOU WHETHER IT'S GOOD OR BAD, WHAT YOUR NEXT STEP SHOULD BE, BECAUSE I'VE DONE THIS FOR A REALLY LONG TIME AND HAVE LOTS OF DIFFERENT DATA TO COMPARE IT TO.

AND DO YOU HAVE A SPECIALIZED TRAINING AND SURVEY DATA AND STATISTICAL STUDIES? MY PARENTS WERE BOTH MARKET RESEARCHERS AND I WENT TO PRINCETON AND GRADUATED NEAR THE TOP OF MY CLASS.

THANK YOU.

VICE MAYOR.

IS A TWO PART QUESTION.

ONE RELATED TO WHAT CITY MANAGER ASKED OF US JUST NOW.

BUT PRIOR TO THAT, IS THERE AN INCENTIVE FOR THE PERSON TAKING A SURVEY? I KNOW MANY COMPANIES, THEY WANT TO HEAR YOUR VOICE AND KNOW SAY, YOU KNOW, WE'LL GIVE YOU A $20 GIFT CARD FOR AMAZON OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

THAT'S JUST ONE QUESTION.

THE SECOND QUESTION IS IF YOU WANT TO ANSWER THAT, RIGHT? SURE.

THAT MIXED SUCCESS WITH THAT.

SOME PLACES, IT DOES HELP THE RESPONSE RATE.

WE FIND WHEN WE DO COMMUNITY SURVEYS, THERE'S A CERTAIN CIVIC CONSCIOUSNESS ABOUT PEOPLE WHERE THEY SHOULD DO IT BECAUSE IT'S THEIR LOCAL GOVERNMENT THAT YOU DON'T HAVE FOR CORPORATE SURVEYS OR SURVEYS LIKE THE UNITED AIRLINES IS CALLING YOU.

YOU FEEL LIKE YOU SHOULD GET SOMETHING OUT OF THAT BECAUSE THEY'RE MAKING MONEY OFF YOU.

WHEREAS THE CITY OF TAMARAC CONTACTS YOU IT'S YOU KNOW, THIS IS YOUR TAXES AT WORK.

YOU HAVE A CIVIC OBLIGATION.

SO WE DON'T NORMALLY DO INCENTIVES, BUT SOMETIMES COMMUNITIES WILL WANT TO DO IT.

IT DOESN'T MAKE THAT MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE.

BUT IT DOES HELP.

SOMETIMES IT MAKES THE CITY RESIDENTS WANT TO TELL RESIDENTS THAT THEY'RE VALUED SO THEY MAY OFFER A DRAWING.

IT BECOMES DIFFICULT SOMETIMES JUST TO GIVE EVERYBODY SMALL DISCOUNTS ON THEIR WATER BILL.

WE'VE HAD ALL SORTS OF DIFFERENT METHODS TRIED, BUT I FOUND THAT IT REALLY ISN'T NECESSARY.

MOST OF THE TIME, WE'VE NOT USED THEM FOR YOU IN THE PAST AND WE'VE ALWAYS REACHED THE GOALS THAT WE'VE BEEN TARGETING.

HAD WE NOT DONE THAT, I PROBABLY SUGGESTED.

THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT IS WHEN YOU DO DO OFFER INCENTIVES, THEN SOMETIMES PEOPLE GET UPSET THAT NOW YOU'RE WASTING TAX DOLLARS, GIVING MONEY TO PEOPLE.

SO YOU HAVE TWO SIDES OF THE COIN.

I AIR ON NOT USING INCENTIVES IN GENERAL.

MY DISTRICT PARTICULARLY HAS A LOT OF SENIORS THAT DON'T LOOK AT EMAILS, DON'T GO ON FACEBOOK, THEY WILL READ THE NEWSLETTER, THEY WILL LOOK AT A FLIER AND MANY OTHER WAYS, MEDIANS TO READ SOMETHING ABOUT THE CITY.

AND IN LARGE, WE ALSO HAVE OUR CITY AS A WHOLE WITH A LOT OF SENIORS IN THE SAME SITUATION, PARTICULARLY IN MY DISTRICT, THOUGH, HAS ONE OF THE HIGHEST VOLUMES OF SENIORS.

HOW ARE WE ADDRESSING WHAT THEIR THOUGHTS ARE IF WE'RE NOT EMAILING THEM A SURVEY? WELL, WE ACTUALLY WE WOULD MAIL THEM JUST THE PROCESS FOR THE SURVEY, THE VERY

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FIRST THING IS, IS WE ACTUALLY MAIL THEM A PHYSICAL COPY WITH A RETURN REPLY ENVELOPE.

AND FOR SENIORS, WE USUALLY GET GREAT RESPONSES.

I MEAN, THEY'RE USUALLY ONE OF THE BEST RESPONSE, MOST RESPONSIVE GROUPS TO THE MAIL SURVEY.

BUT WE THEN DO FOLLOW UP WITH EMAIL AND WE EVEN DO PHONE CALLS AS FOLLOW UP.

SO SENIORS ARE TYPICALLY THE GROUP THAT WE GET TOO MANY IN PROPORTIONS.

IN OTHER WORDS, IF YOU LOOK AT THE RESPONSE RATES OF SENIORS COMPARED TO PEOPLE 18 TO 35, THE RESPONSE RATE FOR SENIORS IS ABOUT THREE TIMES THE RATE.

SO NORMALLY WHAT WE'RE DOING IS SPENDING A LOT MORE EFFORT FOLLOWING UP ON YOUNGER PEOPLE.

AND MY BASED ON MY PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IN TAMARAC, WE SHOULD NOT HAVE ANY ISSUES MAKING SURE THAT SENIORS ARE WELL REPRESENTED.

AND EVEN IF THEY DON'T HAVE EMAIL, THE FACT THAT WE SEND THEM A SURVEY VIA THE MAIL, THE ACTUAL MAIL, THERE TEND TO BE VERY RESPONSIVE TO THAT.

THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

JUST CURIOUS, CHRIS, WHAT DID YOU STUDY AT PRINCETON? I DID POLITICS AND ECONOMICS AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES.

ECONOMETRICS WAS PART OF MY FOCUS.

SO THAT GETS INTO STATISTICS AND ALL THOSE KINDS OF THINGS.

OK, ALL RIGHT.

THE QUESTION WAS GOING TO ASK VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS ASKED.

THAT IS THE QUESTION OF INCENTIVIZING TO BOOST RESPONSE RATES WAS CURIOUS IF YOU DID THAT.

BUT HE ALREADY ASKED THAT QUESTION.

I THINK THAT I HAVE SAT THROUGH A LOT OF THESE SESSIONS.

I THINK THIS IS MY FIFTH ONE HEARING THE SURVEYS AND THE RESULTS AND THAT SORT OF STUFF.

AND I THINK THE FIRST TIME THAT I HEARD IT, I WAS NOT AS COMFORTABLE WITH THE RESULTS AS I AM TODAY.

I'M A LITTLE BIT MORE PLEASED, BUT I THINK THAT ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I'VE BEEN I'VE HAD A DISDAIN TO THE SURVEYS IN THE PAST IS BECAUSE, LIKE WHEN YOU GO INTO MY DISTRICT, YOU WILL HEAR PEOPLE SCREAMING, YOU KNOW, AT THE CITY, YOU KNOW, SAYING THAT WE THEY'RE NOT REPRESENTED ENOUGH, THAT THEY'RE FORGOTTEN, THAT, YOU KNOW, THEY FEEL LOST IN THE MIX AND THAT'S THE STUFF.

BUT THEN WHEN YOU GO TO THE WEST SIDE OF THE CITY TOWARD WOODMONT, YOU KNOW, MAYBE PEOPLE ARE MORE HAPPY, YOU KNOW? SO I THINK THAT IN 2016, WHEN MY PREDECESSOR FOUND COMFORT IN YOUR SURVEYS, THAT THE RESIDENTS WERE HAPPY, I GUESS I LOOKED THE OTHER WAY AND, YOU KNOW, FOUND COMFORT KNOWING THAT THE RESIDENTS ON THE EAST SIDE WERE NOT HAPPY, WHICH IS KIND OF WHY I'M SITTING HERE TODAY.

SO, YOU KNOW, I LIKE THE APPROACH OF TARGETED SURVEYS.

YOU KNOW, HAVE YOU HAVE WE EVER LOOKED AT OR HAVE YOU LOOKED AT THE EAST SIDE OF THE CITY VERSUS THE ENTIRE THE ENTIRE CITY AND ISOLATED THE RESULTS? ARE YOU ABLE TO YEAH, WE SURE CAN.

AND THAT'S ONE OF THE NEW FEATURES OF THE MAPPING TECHNOLOGY THAT I WAS SHARING BEFORE.

AS YOU CAN ACTUALLY SHOW THE RESULTS FOR SPECIFIC AREAS OF THE CITY OVER TIME AND IN YOUR SAMPLE OF TWELVE HUNDRED FOR A COMMUNITY, YOUR SIZE IS VERY LARGE.

SO THERE'S A LOT OF DETAIL DRILLED OUT, YOU KNOW, DRILLING DOWN TO THE DATA YOU CAN DO.

SO THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS FOR THIS YEAR'S SURVEY THAT YOU HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO SEE IN THE PAST.

BUT WE CAN ACTUALLY TAKE PREVIOUS YEARS AND PUT THEM IN OVER TIME.

AND YOU COULD ACTUALLY SEE HOW THE RESULTS ON THE EAST SIDE HAVE CHANGED FROM 2010 ALL THE WAY UNTIL NOW.

AND SO IF YOU SEE THAT WHAT CAN HAPPEN AND I NOTICED THIS IN OKLAHOMA CITY, AND BECAUSE WE DID THE SURVEY FOR THEM THE FIRST TIME LAST YEAR THIS WAY AND THEIR OVERALL SATISFACTION WITH THE QUALITY OF LIFE, AND THIS WAS BEFORE COVID HAD ACTUALLY GONE UP TWO PERCENT CITYWIDE.

AND SO EVERYBODY WAS CLAPPING THEIR HANDS AND FEELING GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES.

BUT WHEN WE ACTUALLY DRILLED DOWN INTO SPECIFIC AREAS WITHIN THE CITY, WE ACTUALLY FOUND THAT TWO AREAS HAD SEEN OVERALL SATISFACTION AND QUALITY OF LIFE DROP OVER 10 PERCENT DURING THE SAME PERIOD.

AND SO WITHOUT THIS NEWER TECHNOLOGY OF BEING ABLE TO DRILL DOWN INTO AREAS, THE CITY WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THINGS ARE BETTER.

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BUT IN REALITY THEY WERE OVERALL.

BUT FOR SOME AREAS THEY WEREN'T.

AND SO THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS I THINK THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY WOULD HELP YOU WITH SPECIFICALLY, IS TO SEE HOW THINGS ARE CHANGING ON THE EAST SIDE AND HOW FOLKS ON THE EAST SIDE, THEIR VIEWS ARE DIFFERENT THAN PERHAPS OTHER PARTS OF THE CITY.

OK, SO I'M NOT INTERESTED IN A TARGETED SURVEY BECAUSE I'M MORE FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE.

I DON'T LIKE SPENDING MONEY, BUT I AM INTERESTED IN SEEING HOW WE CAN DRILL DOWN THE RESULTS TO PARTICULARLY TO SEE HOW RESIDENTS ARE RESPONDING ON THE EAST SIDE AND I KNOW STAFF IS LISTENING TO ME.

AND THEY'LL WORK WITH YOU TO GET THE INFORMATION TO ME.

AND IF ANY OF MY OTHER COLLEAGUES WANT TO DRILL DOWN OF THEIR AREA AS WELL, I MEAN, THEY CAN CERTAINLY ASK.

BUT I'M ASKING FOR A DRILLDOWN OF THE EAST SIDE.

I WANT TO KNOW HOW MY RESIDENTS ARE FEELING AND HOW THEY'RE RESPONDING.

AND THAT'S THE STUFF.

IT'S GREAT TO SEE THAT TAMARAC IS CHANGING.

THREE TIMES THE NUMBER OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS, DOUBLE THE SIZE OF THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY.

SEEMS LIKE WE'LL HAVE A TRUE HISPANIC MAYOR OR AN AFRICAN AMERICAN MAYOR SOON.

SO LET'S SEE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, CHRIS.

GREAT TO TALK TO YOU.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

THAT IS A GREAT WHAT YOU JUST DID WAS A GREAT SEGUE WAY TO QUESTIONS THAT THE I'M SORRY, NOT QUESTIONS.

MADAM MAYOR.

OK.

YEAH, JUST WHAT COMMISSIONER BOLTON DID WAS JUST A GREAT SEGUE WAY TO THE COMMISSION TO SHARING WITH US AND CHRIS ITEMS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE INCLUDED IN THE SURVEY OR THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO YOU THAT NEED TO BE SURVEYED.

OR, YOU KNOW, THE COMMISSIONER SPOKE ABOUT DRILLING DOWN AND BEING ABLE TO MAP OUT THE EAST SIDE AND SEEING SATISFACTION UP DOWN AND WHAT IT IS AND WHAT IT ISN'T.

THAT'S A LIKE I SAID, A GREAT SEGUE.

SO IF THERE ARE STILL QUESTIONS, PLEASE.

BUT THAT'S KIND OF THE NEXT STEP WITH CHRIS WHILE WE HAVE IT.

SOUNDS GOOD.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

THANK YOU.

I JUST HEARD DRILLING DOWN TO THE EAST SIDE.

CAN WE DRILL DOWN SPECIFICALLY TO DISTRICTS? YEAH, WE ACTUALLY HAVE A SAMPLE DESIGNED, SO IT WILL BE STATISTICALLY VALID FOR EACH DISTRICT.

SO I BELIEVE WE'LL DO AT LEAST 400 SURVEYS IN EACH OF THE THREE COMMISSION DISTRICTS.

OK, THAT WOULD DEFINITELY, AT LEAST FROM MY STANDPOINT, BE HELPFUL, BECAUSE EACH OF OUR DISTRICTS HAVE SPECIFIC NEEDS, WANTS, CONCERNS.

SO I LIKE THAT IDEA VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THE THRILL OF GOING LAST IS MOST EVERYTHING'S ALREADY TAKEN ON CERTAIN THINGS.

SO, CHRIS, I'M GOOD.

AND WE'RE NOW GOING TO MR. CITY MANAGER, DID YOU WANT US TO GO THROUGH WHAT WE WANTED TO DRILL DOWN? IS THERE MORE THAT YOU WANT TO, WHILE WE'RE ON THE LINE WITH? NO, YOU DON'T HAVE TO, MADAM MAYOR.

WE'RE GOING TO WE'RE GOING TO CONSULT WITH YOU AS WE GO FORWARD.

IF THERE ARE SPECIFIC THINGS THAT YOU WANT TO MENTION NOW, BY ALL MEANS, IF NOT, YOU KNOW JUST PROVIDE THEM TO US.

WE WILL PROVIDE THEM TO CHRIS.

LIKE I SAID, THE GUY IS AN EXPERT IN WHAT HE DOES.

AND SO HE IS CONTINUALLY AHEAD OF US.

WHEN WE ARE ASKING HIM FOR THINGS, HE'S TELLING US WHERE HE'S DONE IT, HOW HE'S DONE IT AND HOW HE CAN DO IT FOR US.

SO WE JUST YOU KNOW, IT'S I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT CHRIS AND HIS COMPANY AND HOW FAR THEY'VE COME SINCE WE FIRST STARTED WORKING WITH THEM.

HE IS CUSTOMER SERVICE IS EXCEPTIONAL.

THEY DO A TREMENDOUS JOB FOR US.

EXCELLENT.

THANK YOU.

CHRIS.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH US THAT POPPED INTO YOUR MIND YOU ARE THE FIRST CLIENT I EVER HAD IN FLORIDA.

WE NOW HAVE, I DON'T KNOW, MAYBE 50 ACROSS THE STATE, MAYBE EVEN MORE.

BUT YOU'RE THE ONE CLIENT THAT PROBABLY I STILL CARE THE MOST ABOUT.

YOU'RE THE FIRST YOU'RE SPECIAL IN MY HEART.

SO I KNOW THERE'S YOU KNOW, PEOPLE HAVE THEIR CONCERNS.

THERE'S APPREHENSION.

YOU WANT TO GET THE RIGHT THING.

AND MY GOAL IS TO WORK WITH YOU TO GET WHAT YOU NEED.

AND SO WHATEVER WE CAN DO TO MAKE SURE WHETHER IT'S TARGETED WITH QUESTIONS TARGETED GEOGRAPHICALLY, WHATEVER, WE'RE MORE THAN HAPPY TO GIVE YOU THE BEST THAT WE HAVE TO GET YOU THOSE ANSWERS.

APPRECIATE AND HAPPY FOR YOU ABOUT CASEY GETTING INTO THAT SUPER BOWL.

SOME OF THOSE GREEN BAY FANS ARE NOT.

ANY HUE.

IT SEEMS THAT VICE MAYOR HAS A QUESTION.

HOLD ON.

THIS IS FOR CITY MANAGER.

YES, SIR.

ARE WE GOING TO BE DOING LIKE A CAMPAIGN THROUGHOUT THE CITY.

HEY, DO THE SURVEY, LIKE, THE SAME WAY THE CENSUS DID?

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YES, WE CERTAINLY CAN.

AGAIN, THAT'S PART OF THE REASON WHY WE'RE HAVING THIS CONVERSATION IS THAT, YOU KNOW, SURVEYS ARE DIFFICULT.

THEY'RE TRICKY.

YOU KNOW, COMMISSIONER BOLTON SHARED SOME OF HIS CONCERNS.

YOU KNOW, AND HE'S BEEN CONSISTENT IN HIS CONCERN SINCE HE STARTED WITH IT.

AND THAT'S GOOD.

THAT TYPE OF FEEDBACK ALLOWS US AND IT ALLOWS CHRIS TO IMPROVE THE SURVEY AND TO AND TO MAKE IT BETTER FOR YOU AND FOR THE COMMUNITY.

AND SO, YES, YOU KNOW, WHEN WE DO THE SURVEY, WE'LL WORK WITH CHRIS IN TERMS OF HOW WE PUSH PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE.

AND I AND I JUST I WANT TO I WANT TO GIVE SOME CREDIT TO THE EXECUTIVE TEAM THAT'S ON WITH US TODAY.

YOU KNOW, I DON'T CHRIS CAN GIVE YOU A TYPICAL NUMBER FOR PARTICIPATION IN AN EMPLOYEE SURVEY.

YOU KNOW, WE'VE BEEN WE'VE BEEN OBSERVING OUR EMPLOYEES SINCE 2005, AS LONG AS WE'VE BEEN SERVING THE COMMUNITY.

AND WE ALWAYS ASK OUR EMPLOYEES, TELL US WHAT YOU THINK, TELL US WHAT YOU THINK.

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK.

AND YOU KNOW, WE'RE ALWAYS DISAPPOINTED IN THE RESULTS, BUT WE'VE WORKED WITH CHRIS TO IMPROVE THAT, YOU KNOW, OVER TIME AND BECAUSE OF THE EFFORTS OF THE EXECUTIVE TEAM, PARTICULARLY THIS YEAR, YOU KNOW, WE GOT SEVENTY FIVE PERCENT OF OUR EMPLOYEES TO RESPOND TO OUR SURVEY.

THREE HUNDRED AND ONE OUT OF FOUR HUNDRED AND SO MANY EMPLOYEES, WHICH IS AN EXCEPTIONAL RESPONSE.

AND THAT REALLY GOES TO THE EXECUTIVE TEAM.

AND THE REASON WHY SHARE THAT, VICE MAYOR IS BECAUSE THAT'S TO YOUR POINT, ABOUT PUSHING FOR PEOPLE TO RESPOND TO THE SURVEY AND PUSHING TO GET THIS INFORMATION BECAUSE IT'S IMPORTANT AND FOR PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT DECISIONS ARE GOING TO BE MADE BASED ON THE INFORMATION THAT THEY PROVIDE.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER GELIN.

SO IS THIS SURVEY IN HERE READY TO GO AS IS, OR CAN WE STILL ADD A FEW QUESTIONS TO THIS? OH, NO, IT CAN BE ADDED TO WE JUST THAT'S THE SAMPLE SURVEY THAT WE SHARED WITH YOU SO THAT YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

OK.

IF THERE IS MORE INFORMATION THAT WE WANT TO GET FROM THE COMMUNITY.

THIS IS WHY WE'RE HAVING THE CONVERSATION.

WE NEED TO GET THAT INFORMATION BACK FROM YOU.

OK.

WHEN DO YOU NEED IT BY? THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION.

WHEN IS THE ATTEMPT TO ROLL OUT OR WILL YOU GET BACK TO US GIVING US TIME TO BE ABLE TO RESPOND? YEAH, WE'LL GET WE'LL GET BACK TO YOU TODAY OR TOMORROW WITH A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION BY A CERTAIN POINT IN TIME.

EXCELLENT.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

YOU TAKE CARE.

THANK YOU.

THANKS SO MUCH.

BYE.

IT IS 10:49.

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A RECESS TILL 11 A.M.. OK, SEE YOU BACK HERE AT 11.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

USER ERROR.

ALL RIGHT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I BELIEVE IT IS 11:05 AND WE ARE BACK ON THE RECORD.

AND AT THIS POINT, CITY MANAGER, THE FLOOR IS YOURS.

WELL, THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR, AND THANK YOU FOR THANK YOU FOR MOVING THROUGH THE BEGINNING OF THIS EXERCISE THIS MORNING.

WE GOT THROUGH THAT ON TIME, WHICH IS, I THINK, A FIRST.

AND WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO BE ON TIME.

THAT IS OUR GOAL TODAY BECAUSE WE HAVE A LOT OF GROUND TO COVER.

IN PREPARATION FOR THIS.

WE ASK YOU FOR SOME QUESTIONS.

YOU GAVE US A LOT OF GOOD INFORMATION.

TRUTHFULLY, WE'RE STILL SORTING THROUGH IT.

YOU GAVE US A LOT OF THINGS THAT NEED TO BE CONSIDERED AND NEED TO BE INCORPORATED.

NOT ALL OF IT WAS STRATEGIC, PER SAY, BUT ALL OF IT IS IMPORTANT.

ALL OF IT REQUIRES SOME ANSWERS.

AND SO WE'RE GOING TO GET THOSE ANSWERS BACK TO YOU.

THIS IS THIS IS THE MAIN PART OF THE DAY.

THIS IS WHERE WE LISTEN TO YOU.

WE'VE GOT WE COULDN'T DO THIS PLANNING EXERCISE WITHOUT SOME PADS OF PAPER ON THE EASELS TO WRITE SOME THINGS DOWN.

BUT IN TRUTH, WE GOT A LOT OF WHAT WE NEEDED FROM YOU IN ADVANCE AND WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THAT.

SO WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO DO WITH YOU NOW IS TO GO THROUGH THE STRATEGIC PLAN POINT BY POINT, THROUGH IT, THROUGH ALL THROUGH SIX ITEMS AND ASK FOR YOUR TOP TWO THINGS IN EACH ITEM, OK? AND WE CAN WE CAN DO THIS HOWEVER YOU'D LIKE.

WE CAN DO IT BY COMMISSION DISTRICT, YOU KNOW, ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR.

AND THE MAYOR.

OR WE CAN DO IT.

MAYOR FOUR, THREE, TWO, ONE.

I MEAN, IT'S UP TO THE MAYOR REALLY HOW WE WANT TO MAKE THAT PROGRESSION.

HOWEVER, HOWEVER WE DO IT, WE JUST NEED TO TALK ABOUT THAT.

AND WE'VE ALLOTTED ABOUT 30 MINUTES FOR EACH OF YOU TO SHARE WITH US AND WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES WHAT YOUR PRIORITIES ARE.

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WE'RE GOING TO WE'RE GOING TO WRITE THOSE DOWN IF WE NEED TO, IF WE DON'T HAVE THEM ALREADY.

AND THEN WE'LL HAVE SOME LUNCH AND WE'LL COME BACK AND WE'LL CONCLUDE THAT.

AND THEN WE HAVE SOME MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS ISSUES TO DISCUSS RELATED TO THE STRATEGIC PLAN IN THE STRATEGIC DIRECTION OF OUR MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS.

WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT POLICE SERVICES.

AND THEN THERE'S A COUPLE OTHER THINGS THAT WE'LL TALK ABOUT IF WE GET TO THEM.

WE'RE NOT UNDER ANY PRESSURE.

THERE'S GOING TO BE A DAY TWO OF THIS AT SOME POINT TO BE SCHEDULED.

SO WE'RE NOT WE'RE NOT IN A RUSH TO GET THROUGH THIS BY ANY MEANS.

BUT WE'D LIKE TO GET AS MUCH AS WE CAN GET ACCOMPLISHED TODAY ACCOMPLISHED.

AND SO.

MR. CITY MANAGER, YOU SAID 30 MINUTES ALLOTTED FOR EACH OF US.

SO IS THAT'S SPECIFIC FOR ALL SIX CATEGORIES.

IT'S NOT PER CATEGORY, CORRECT? NO, IT'S JUST THIRTY MINUTES IN TOTAL.

AND I'M BEING I'M BEING ASKED IF WE WANT TO MAKE JUST A MINOR ADJUSTMENT THAT MIGHT BE HELPFUL FOR YOU.

AND SO WE'RE GOING TO GO AHEAD IF YOU WILL, A DEVIATE JUST A LITTLE BIT FROM WHAT I JUST SAID.

ALL RIGHT.

AND WE HAVE A POWERPOINT THAT WALKS THROUGH REAFFIRMING.

IT JUST TALKS ABOUT THE DIFFERENT GOALS AND IT TALKS ABOUT REAFFIRMING THE PRIORITIES THAT HAVE BEEN SET AT THIS POINT IN EACH ONE OF THE GOALS.

AND I THINK THIS WILL GO THIS WILL GO QUICKLY AND IT MAY HELP YOU IN TERMS OF NOT BEING REPETITIVE WITH THE THINGS THAT ARE ALREADY IN THE PLAN.

IT'S JUST KIND OF A GOOD REMINDER FOR EVERYONE.

SO LET ME LET ME WALK US THROUGH THAT REAL QUICK AND GET YOUR FEEDBACK.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, CAN EVERYBODY HEAR ME OK? MOVE THAT MICROPHONE JUST A LITTLE BIT CLOSER, MAYBE.

THERE WE GO.

OK, SO WE'VE GOT A NEW MICROPHONE.

JIM SO WE'RE JUST GOING TO GO BACK WE'RE GONNA GO BACK THROUGH HERE QUICKLY TO.

TO OUR CURRENT PRIORITIES.

OK, SO OUR GOAL NUMBER ONE IS THAT TAMARAC IS HOME.

AND THE CURRENT THE CURRENT PRIORITIES THAT WE HAVE UNDER THIS STRATEGIC GOAL, THE FIRST IS TO ATTRACT A HIGH SCHOOL TO TAMARAC.

AND WE'LL I'LL ASK FOR YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT THESE THINGS, LET ME JUST GET THROUGH THE LIST AND THEN YOU HAVE AT IT, BUT LET ME JUST GET THROUGH THE LIST, OK? WE'VE GOT A HIGH SCHOOL IN TAMARAC.

WE'VE GOT SOME ADJUSTMENTS TO BE MADE TO THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, MEANING NOTIFICATIONS, PARKING, BUILDING HEIGHT.

WE'RE ALSO ADDING BASED ON THE MOST CURRENT FEEDBACK THAT WE'VE GOT FROM YOU.

SOME OTHER THINGS RELATED TO THE PLANNING BOARD TO THIS.

BUT WE STILL HAVE THOSE ISSUES.

WE HAVE THE ALARM ORDINANCE.

WE HAVE THE BRINGING OF PROGRAMING TO CLUBHOUSES, AND WE HAVE THE BUS, THE BUS SERVICE EXPANSION.

SO IF WE COULD ARE THESE ARE THESE STILL THINGS THAT YOU WISH FOR US TO BE CONTINUING TO PURSUE? VICE MAYOR, YOU CAN GO AHEAD.

YES.

COMMISSIONER GELIN.

I DON'T HAVE CLARITY ON SOME OF THIS, SO WHAT IS THE ALARM ORDINANCE, WHAT PROGRAMING ARE WE TRYING TO BRING TO CLUBHOUSES AND.

WE AS FAR AS THE ALARM ORDINANCE IS CONCERNED, WE'VE ALWAYS HAD AN ISSUE WITH FALSE ALARMS AND THE ALARM ORDINANCE, AND I MY RECOLLECTION IS THAT IT WAS ABOUT WHAT WE CHARGED PEOPLE YEAH.

I MEAN, YOU KNOW, IF, FOR INSTANCE, IF YOU'RE A HOMEOWNER OR BUSINESS OWNER AND YOUR ALARM GOES OFF CONTINUOUSLY, WE FINE PEOPLE AFTER I THINK THREE I DON'T KNOW, I'D HAVE TO PULL IT OUT.

BUT IT'S ALWAYS BEEN AN ISSUE.

THE REPETITIVENESS OF THE ALARMS AND BSO OR FIRE RESCUE OR SOMEONE HAVING TO GO.

AND THEN HOW DO WE DEAL WITH IT? THAT WAS THAT WAS THE THAT WAS THE ISSUE BY MY RECOLLECTION, WITH THE ALARM ORDINANCE.

IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE A BIG DEAL.

OK.

BUT IT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE NUMBER OF CALLS FOR FALSE ALARMS, IT'S AN EFFICIENCY

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ISSUE.

IT'S A WASTE OF RESOURCES.

WHEN WE GO OVER AND OVER AND OVER FOR FALSE ALARMS. OK.

AND THEN IN TERMS OF THE BUS SERVICE EXPANSION, WHAT IS THE BUS SERVICE UTILIZATION NOW? WHAT ARE WE TRYING TO GET IT TO? SO THAT'S A VERY GOOD QUESTION.

I THINK THE BUS SERVICE UTILIZATION NOW IS I'LL JUST SAY GOOD.

I MEAN, WE'RE MEETING THE CRITERIA THAT WE NEED FOR COUNTY FUNDING AND ALL OF THAT.

THE QUESTION WAS RAISED IN THE PAST, CAN WE EXPAND THAT SERVICE? AND AS YOU KNOW, THAT SERVICE IS COUNTY FUNDED.

AND SO SERVICE EXPANSIONS HAVE TO BE DONE IN COORDINATION WITH THE COUNTY AND ESSENTIALLY GET THEIR APPROVAL.

I THINK THE BIGGEST ISSUE WITH THE BUS SERVICE EXPANSION AT THIS POINT IS, IS WHETHER OR NOT WE CAN GO TO EXCUSE ME, SATURDAY SERVICE.

I THINK IS WHAT AND I THINK THAT'S IT'S A QUESTION OF WE'VE SOUGHT TO EXPAND THE SERVICE TO PROVIDE BETTER SERVICE WHERE IT'S NEEDED FOR THE COMMUNITY.

AND WE JUST NEED TO BE SURE THAT WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO DO THAT.

IS THIS TAMARAC'S BUS SERVICE OR THE BROWARD COUNTY TRANSIT.

IT'S THE TAMARAC.

IT'S THE LOCAL.

IT'S THE FEEDER BUSSES.

AND THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, PARKING, WHAT ARE THE WHAT ARE THE PRIORITIES IN TERMS OF PARKING? YOU KNOW, I THINK THE QUESTION HAS BEEN RAISED A NUMBER OF TIMES ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT OUR PARKING REQUIREMENTS ARE TOO RIGID OR TOO STRINGENT OR TOO LOOSE.

AND THAT'S JUST SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO GET REFINED.

YOU KNOW, AND I THINK THIS IS PART OF THE PARKING REQUIREMENTS, THE NOTIFICATION, YOU KNOW, HOW MANY PEOPLE NEED TO BE NOTIFIED? IS IT WITHIN FOUR HUNDRED FEET? IS IT WITHIN A THOUSAND FEET? IS WITHIN 10 MILES.

YOU KNOW, THE WORLD HAS CHANGED, PARTICULARLY WITH SOCIAL MEDIA, WITH THINGS LIKE NEXT DOOR AND TWITTER AND ALL THE THINGS WHERE PEOPLE HAVE DISCUSSIONS NOW ABOUT THINGS LIKE LAND USE.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, THE REQUIRED NOTIFICATIONS COULD USE TO BE TWEAKED.

YOU KNOW, IF WE'RE REALLY INTERESTED IN ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY.

AND THAT DOESN'T NECESSARILY MEAN THAT YOU HAVE TO CHANGE THE ORDINANCE.

THE NOTIFICATIONS MIGHT JUST BE FOUR HUNDRED FEET, BUT IT MAY BE THE DIRECTION OF THE COMMISSION THAT THE CITY ALSO UTILIZED OTHER I'LL CALL IT UNOFFICIAL CHANNELS TO, YOU KNOW, ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY RELATIVE TO LAND USE DECISIONS.

BY LAW, WE ARE REQUIRED TO SEND THINGS TO PEOPLE WITHIN FOUR HUNDRED FEET AND WE HAVE TO SEND THEM CERTIFIED LETTERS.

WE HAVE TO KNOW THAT THEY GOT THEM IN ORDER TO HAVE IT LEGAL.

BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT THERE AREN'T OTHER VENUES AVAILABLE TO ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY MORE THAN SIMPLY THOSE LETTERS THAT GET SENT.

OK.

YEAH.

OK, THANK YOU.

AND THEN IN TERMS OF THE HIGH SCHOOL, ARE WE LOOKING AT CONTACTING THE SCHOOL BOARD OR WHAT IS THE GOAL WITH A HIGH SCHOOL IN TAMARAC? I THINK IT'S THE HIGH SCHOOL IN TAMARAC HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN ASPIRATIONAL GOAL.

I DON'T I'VE SAID VERY PUBLICLY THAT I DON'T BELIEVE THAT WE'LL GET A HIGH SCHOOL IN TAMARAC THROUGH THE SCHOOL BOARD AND THAT THERE ARE OTHER ALTERNATIVES EXCUSE ME TO THAT.

I THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, ONE SMALL TOPIC IN A LARGER DISCUSSION ABOUT EDUCATION AND ABOUT EQUITY IN EDUCATION.

AND I THINK THAT AS WE MOVE FORWARD WITH SOME OF THE OTHER DISCUSSIONS ON THIS, FOR INSTANCE, THE EDUCATION STAKEHOLDER GROUP IS TASKED WITH IMPROVING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND EDUCATIONAL EQUITY IN THIS COMMUNITY.

NOW, IF THAT GROUP IS MADE TO BE MORE FORMAL.

THEN YOU WOULD, AS THE COMMISSION, TASK THAT MORE FORMAL GROUP WITH, YOU KNOW, COMING UP WITH RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVING EDUCATION, NOT JUST A HIGH SCHOOL, BUT THE WHOLE OF EDUCATION WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY.

AND THAT WOULD BEGIN TO TIE TOGETHER EVERYTHING FROM PRE-K TO THE PARTNERSHIP WITH BROWARD COLLEGE AND TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO UNITE THOSE THINGS.

IT ISN'T JUST ABOUT A HIGH SCHOOL, I GUESS, IS WHAT I'M SAYING.

BUT YET A HIGH SCHOOL IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE DON'T HAVE.

KEEPING IN MIND.

WE HAVE THREE SCHOOLS.

OUR KIDS ATTEND 14 DIFFERENT PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

SO.

SO DOES THE SURVEY.

DOES THE SURVEY THAT'S GOING OUT.

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HOW MANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT RESIDENTS WANT A HIGH SCHOOL IN TAMARAC, WHETHER OR NOT THOSE THE RESIDENTS WANT A CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL OR PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL, ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS IN THE SURVEY REGARDING THE NEED OR DESIRE FOR A HIGH SCHOOL? COMMISSIONER.

I DON'T KNOW IF THERE ARE THERE AREN'T AT THIS TIME, BUT IF THE COMMISSION WANTS THOSE QUESTIONS IN THERE, THEY WILL BE.

OK.

THANKS.

THANK YOU.

I HAD THE INTERIM CITY ATTORNEY.

MR. MANAGER, SINCE THIS IS A WORKSHOP FOR EDUCATION PURPOSE, THE PARKING REQUIREMENT, ARE WE TALKING ABOUT RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL? ARE WE TALKING MOSTLY, BECAUSE THERE'S DIFFERENT PARKING REQUIREMENTS FOR BOTH.

I BELIEVE THAT THEY WERE REFERRING TO PARKING REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW DEVELOPMENT.

OK, MIXED USE AND? YES, OK.

YES, RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, MIXED USE, ALL OF IT.

OK, THANK YOU.

YEAH.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

THANK YOU.

THE ONLY ONE I THINK I MAY HAVE A LITTLE PAUSE ON IS ALARM ORDINANCE, I DON'T, FIRST OF ALL, KNOW HOW BIG A DEAL THIS IS, FALSE ALARMS. I UNDERSTAND THAT BSO WOULD NEED TO RESPOND TO THAT.

SO WOULD THAT BE CONTROLLED THEN BY BSO OR BY US? AT THIS POINT, IT'S CONTROLLED BY US.

OK.

WITH THE ALARM ORDINANCE THAT WE HAVE IN PLACE, AND I THINK IT'S I DON'T WANT TO MAKE MORE OF THE ALARM ORDINANCE THAN IT IS.

IN TERMS OF JUST A STRATEGIC ISSUE.

BUT IT IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT IF THE IF BSO IS I DON'T WANT TO SAY WASTING ITS TIME.

BUT IF THEY ARE RESPONDING REPETITIVELY TO FALSE ALARMS IN THE SAME PLACES, IT'S NOT UTILIZING THEIR RESOURCES TO THE FULLEST.

YOU KNOW, IF THEY'RE GOING THERE, THEY'RE NOT GOING SOMEPLACE ELSE WHERE THEY COULD BE OR SHOULD BE NEEDED MORE.

OK.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU, MICHAEL.

YES.

AND MR. CITY MANAGER, WOULD YOU PLEASE BRING THE MIC CLOSER TO YOU WHEN YOU SPEAK? I'M SORRY.

OK, THANK YOU.

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.

I WAS PUSHING AWAY FROM THE OTHER ONE BECAUSE IT WAS TOO MUCH.

I MISSED IT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

SO WHEN YOU SAY ALARM ORDINANCE, IS IT THAT WE'D BE IMPUTING A FEE TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE FALSE ALARMS AT THEIR PREMISES? SO WE CURRENTLY HAVE A FALSE ALARM OR ALARM ORDINANCE IN PLACE AND THERE ARE PENALTIES FOR FALSE ALARMS. AND I'M NOT THE ALARM ORDINANCE EXPERT.

I'M NOT SURE IF WE'VE GOT A DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR THAT CAN JUMP IN ON IT.

BUT.

IT'S SO.

YES, WE DO CURRENTLY HAVE AN ALARM ORDINANCE AND WE DO CHARGE PER OCCURRENCE AFTER THREE OCCURRENCE IN A YEAR, THEN THE HOMEOWNER IS REQUIRED TO PAY A FINE FOR EACH ADDITIONAL TIME THAT BSO HAS TO RESPOND TO AN ALARM.

IT'S AFTER THREE INSTANCES.

IT'S TWENTY FIVE FOR THE FOURTH AND FIFTH IT'S FIFTY DOLLARS AND THEN THE SIXTH IT'S A HUNDRED DOLLARS.

AND IT GOES LIKE THAT.

SO WE DO CURRENTLY BILL RESIDENTS FOR THE FALSE ALARM.

BUT THERE ARE OTHER THINGS IN THE ORDINANCE ITSELF THAT WE ARE NOT WHAT WE SAY.

WE ARE NOT REQUIRING SUCH AS THE REGISTRATIONS THAT'S REQUIRED SOME OTHER THINGS LIKE THAT.

AND ALSO WE GOT WE GOT A LOT OF COMPLAINTS FROM THE RESIDENTS WHEN THEY DO HAVE TO PAY A FINE.

SO THE IDEA WAS, YOU KNOW, DO WE WANT TO LOOK AT THIS ORDINANCE TO MAKE A CHANGE TO IT? DO WE WANT ORDINANCE TO NOW BE GOVERNED BY THE CITY ITSELF RATHER THAN BSO? DO WE WANT TO TAKE THAT AWAY FROM BSO? I KNOW THAT WAS SOME OF THE DISCUSSION THAT WAS HAPPENING EARLIER ON REGARDING THE ALARM ORDINANCE.

OK.

HOW DO ORDINANCES LIKE THESE IMPACT INSURANCE RATES? SO I KNOW THAT IF A LET'S SAY LET'S SAY A HOUSE IS HAS IMPACT WINDOWS AND IT HAS A NEW ROOF AND THAT'S THE STUFF, THEN IT LOWERS YOUR INSURANCE.

SO IF A HOUSE THEN HAS AN ALARM SYSTEM, DO THEY GET A LOWER INSURANCE RATE BECAUSE THERE IS AN ALARM ON THE PROPERTY? BUT THEN IF THE CITY IMPOSES AN ORDINANCE, DOES IT NEGATIVELY IMPACT THAT THOSE INSURANCE RATES? BECAUSE NOW IT BECOMES MORE DIFFICULT? PEOPLE DON'T WANT THE INSURANCE ANYMORE BECAUSE THERE'S AN ORDINANCE THAT'S

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THE STUFF.

AND COMMISSIONER, THE SO YES, THE SHORT ANSWER IS YES.

IF YOU HAVE A MONITORED ALARM, YOU GET A REDUCTION IN YOUR HOMEOWNER'S INSURANCE FOR THAT TYPICALLY.

AND THE POINT OF THE ALARM ORDINANCE, I DON'T THINK THE ALARM ORDINANCE ITSELF HAS ANY IMPACT ON THAT.

WHAT IS WHAT IS I THINK CHALLENGING IS THAT WE WANT PEOPLE TO HAVE THEIR ALARMS REGISTERED AND WHATNOT, BUT WE DON'T WANT IT TO BE PUNITIVE.

AND I THINK WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS REDUCE THE NUMBER OF FALSE ALARMS SO THAT IT'S NOT PUNITIVE TO THE RESIDENTS AND IT'S ALSO NOT TAKING UP RESOURCES THAT SHOULD BE OTHER PLACES.

OK.

THIS WAS A THIS WAS A COMMISSION BROAD ISSUE IN THE PAST.

OK.

THE OTHER AREA THAT I HAVE PAUSE WITH IS THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, AND THE NOTIFICATIONS.

WHILE NEXT DOOR IS A GREAT.

YOU KNOW, PLACE TO PUT INFORMATION IN THAT SORT OF STUFF, SOMETIMES A LOT OF THE RESIDENTS AREN'T ON NEXT DOOR OR AREN'T ON FACEBOOK AND THAT SORT OF STUFF.

SO I WANT TO BE CAREFUL THAT WE DON'T GET RID OF THE REGULAR CHANNELS THAT WE HAVE, LIKE SENDING THEM LETTERS, SENDING THEM NOTICES, POSTING SOMETHING ON THE PROPERTY, THAT SORT OF STUFF, AND THEN SAY, OH, WE'RE GOING TOWARD, YOU KNOW, MORE HIP TYPE OF NOTIFICATION.

LET'S POST IT ON FACEBOOK, WHERE WE GET FIVE LIKES OR POST IT ON NEXT DOOR WHERE ONLY ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE.

IT SHOWS THE IMPRESSION.

SO IS IT IS THAT IT? OR WE'RE GOING TO BE OR ARE WE GOING TO BE STILL UTILIZE THE OLD METHOD OF DOING THINGS? WELL, THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

THAT'S A VERY GOOD QUESTION.

SO JUST FOR EVERYONE'S EDIFICATION, KEEP IN MIND THAT THE ORDINANCE REQUIRES US TO BE NOTIFIED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ORDINANCE, WHICH IS TO SEND A CERTIFIED LETTER TO PEOPLE WITHIN, YOU KNOW, FOUR HUNDRED, FOUR HUNDRED FEET SO, YES, THE QUESTION THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION IS YES, WE WILL ABSOLUTELY CONTINUE FOLLOWING THE ORDINANCE AND NOTIFYING PEOPLE IN A VERY FORMAL WAY.

I THINK THE ISSUE IS THE COMMISSION HAD RAISED IN THE PAST WAS DO WE WANT TO CHANGE THAT TO BE MORE LIKE MORE FEET INSTEAD OF FOUR HUNDRED FEET? IS IT SIX HUNDRED FEET OR EIGHT HUNDRED FEET OR A THOUSAND FEET? AND WE HAD SURVEYED SOME OF THE CITIES AROUND US TO SEE WHAT THEY DID.

AND I THINK FOUR HUNDRED FEET IS TYPICALLY THE STANDARD.

YOU HAVE SOME OTHER CITIES THAT HAVE EXPANDED THAT BEYOND THE FOUR HUNDRED FEET.

SO THAT'S GOING TO BE REQUIRED AND THAT'S GOING TO BE IN THE CODE AND THAT'S ALWAYS GOING TO BE DONE.

I THINK THE NEXT STEP FOR THAT IS THE INFORMAL CHANNELS THAT YOU REFERRED TO AND MAKING THAT INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THOSE CHANNELS SO THAT MORE PEOPLE ARE ENGAGED THAN SIMPLY THE PEOPLE WITHIN THE FOUR HUNDRED SIX HUNDRED EIGHT HUNDRED FEET.

OK.

MY SERVICE.

IF I COULD, THAT'S NOT GOING TO BE WHAT WE RELY UPON AS FAR AS THE NOTIFICATION AND THE DECISION MAKING.

IT'S JUST A VALUE ADDED ENGAGEMENT.

I UNDERSTAND.

THE BUS SERVICE EXPANSION WHEN WE USE THE WORD EXPANSION.

AND I DON'T NECESSARILY WANT TO HEAR, OK, EXPAND THE DAYS FROM, YOU KNOW, MONDAY TO FRIDAY.

NOW WE DO ON SATURDAYS, BUT EXPANDING SERVICE.

I WANT TO HEAR MORE OF A GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION THAN DAYS AND TIMES EXPAND THE DAYS OR EXPAND THE TIMES.

EXPANDING THE BUS SERVICE.

PASSED 441 HAS ALWAYS BEEN ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I'VE BEEN ADVOCATING FOR FIVE YEARS.

YES.

I THINK STAFF HAS HEARD ME, BUT WE'VE NOT ACTED.

SO WHAT ARE WE GOING TO BE DOING TO EXPAND BUS SERVICES EAST OF 441? SO AT THIS POINT, THE EXPANSION OF THE EXISTING ROUTES IS NOT SUPPORTED BY THE RIDERSHIP NUMBERS THAT WE HAVE, AND OF COURSE, WE HAVE TO RUN ALL OF THAT THROUGH THE COUNTY.

THAT'S TODAY.

AND THE GOOD NEWS IS, IS THAT THE COUNTY COUNTY WIDE, WE PASSED A ONE CENT SURTAX TO IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION.

AND SO IT'S OUR IT'S OUR HOPE THAT THROUGH THE COUNTY AND THROUGH THE SURTAX THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO PURSUE THOSE ROUTE EXPANSIONS AS WE GO FORWARD, WHICH IS WHY IT'S ON THE LIST HERE.

WE WANT TO KEEP IT YOU KNOW.

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WE WANT TO KEEP IT ON THE LIST NOW.

WE KNOW THAT.

WE CAN WE BELIEVE THAT WE COULD SUPPORT THE SATURDAY SERVICE THAT WE DON'T OFFER TODAY WHILE NOT GEOGRAPHICAL EXPANSION, THAT IS ANOTHER DAY THAT WE COULD OFFER.

AND WE BELIEVE THAT THE RIDERSHIP NUMBERS, BASED ON WHAT WE'RE SEEING WITH THE CURRENT WITH THE CURRENT TIMES, WILL SUPPORT THAT.

I THINK, AGAIN, THE REASON WHY THIS IS ON HERE IS BECAUSE WHAT YOU JUST SAID, COMMISSIONER, IS TRUE.

WE'VE HEARD YOU.

WE KEEP ASKING THE COUNTY, WE'RE GOING TO KEEP ASKING THE COUNTY.

WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO WORK TO EXPAND THAT BUS SERVICE, EXACTLY AS YOU SAID, EAST OF 441.

WE JUST WANT TO REAFFIRM WITH YOU THAT THAT CONTINUES TO BE A PRIORITY.

I REMEMBER WHEN HOWARD DRESSLER WAS THE MAYOR, WE HAD A DISCUSSION WHERE WE WERE.

PROVIDING OUR ADVOCACY LIST OR OUR WISH LIST TO THE COUNTY BASED ON THE THE ONE CENT TAX THING, AND WE NEVER INCLUDED, ALTHOUGH WE COULD HAVE AT THE TIME EXPANSION PASS 441.

AND I ASKED WHY AND I DIDN'T REALLY GET A SOLID ANSWER.

SO NOW THAT WE HAVE A BETTER, MORE POWERFUL MAYOR, MAYBE WE SHOULD LOOK INTO THAT JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE.

WE WILL, SIR.

OK.

THANK YOU AND ACTUALLY PART OF THE PLANS, AS THE CITY MANAGER SAID, WITH THE ONE CENT TAX AND I KNOW THAT DEALING WITH SUR TAX MONEY, IS TRYING TO WORK ON THAT.

THERE'S A WHOLE GROUP OF PEOPLE IS AN ORGANIZATION FOR 441 COMMERCIAL ON THAT CORRIDOR FOR EXPANDING BUS SERVICES FROM THE SOUTH TO THE NORTH.

AND THAT CONTINUES NOW.

AND HOPEFULLY THAT MONEY'S COMING IN.

IT'LL BE ABLE TO BE HAPPENING.

AND AS THE CITY MANAGER STATED, THE PURPOSE OF THIS IS THAT THESE ARE THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO US, WHETHER YOU WANT THEM OR NOT WANT THEM, AND WE CAN DRILL DOWN FURTHER IN FUTURE SESSIONS.

AND THAT'S WHY IS BEING GIVEN TO US RIGHT NOW FOR US TO.

TO JUST CONFIRM THAT THESE ARE THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO DISCUSS.

VICE MAYOR? HOW MANY HOUSEHOLDS ALARMS ARE GOING OFF OVER THREE TIMES A YEAR.

I HAVE NO IDEA.

COMMISSIONER.

THAT'S A LOT.

I MEAN, I THINK MY ALARM HAS GONE OFF, LIKE, ONCE IN THE LAST 10 YEARS.

RIGHT.

THAT'S I THINK THAT'S THE POINT IS THAT, YOU KNOW, AGAIN, I DON'T WANT TO GET RIGHT, WE'RE GOING TO DRILL DOWN IN FUTURE MEETINGS.

THESE ARE THESE ARE.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE'VE GOT RIGHT HERE.

BUT IT'S YOU KNOW, I KNOW THAT IT'S NEW.

AND I WOULD TELL YOU, IT'S CONFUSING BECAUSE AS YOU JUST SAID.

I DON'T THINK I'VE I CAN'T REMEMBER THE LAST TIME THAT I SET OFF MY HOME ALARM FALSELY.

YOU KNOW, I JUST I CAN'T SO I'M NOT I'M NOT UNDERSTANDING WHAT THE BIG DEAL IS.

APPARENTLY WE HAVE A NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE CHALLENGES WITH THEIR HOME ALARMS, AND WE DON'T WANT THAT TO BE PUNITIVE IN THE END.

THAT'S IT AND WE'LL DRILL DOWN WHEN IT COMES BACK AROUND.

SO YOUR NEXT SLIDE.

THANKS.

ARE WE CLEAR HERE, THOUGH? YEAH, THEY'RE ALL REMAINING A PRIORITY, BUT THE ALARM ON IT.

YEAH.

I DIDN'T TAKE IT THAT THE ALARM ORDINANCE WASN'T A PRIORITY TICKET, THAT WE WERE GOING TO DISCUSS IT FURTHER IN THE FUTURE.

YEAH, I THINK WHEN I SAY IT'S NOT A PRIORITY, I'M JUST SAYING TO YOU THAT I THINK WE'RE GOING TO WE'RE GOING TO FIGURE IT OUT, FIX IT AND BRING IT BACK TO YOU.

I DON'T THINK I DON'T THINK THAT'S A LONG TERM STRATEGIC PRIORITY, IS WHAT I'M SAYING.

OK.

NO, THANK YOU.

OK.

OK, IN TERMS OF TAMARAC IS SAFE AND PEOPLE KNOW IT, THERE ARE THERE ARE OBVIOUSLY THREE THINGS HERE.

NUMBER ONE, POLICE SERVICES, NUMBER TWO, FIRE SERVICES.

AND NUMBER THREE WOULD BE TO CONTINUE AND IMPROVE ON THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES.

NOW WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT BSO AND POLICE SERVICES A LITTLE BIT LATER IN THE DAY.

TAMARAC FIRE RESCUE IS YOU KNOW, I THINK IT'S AN OBVIOUS GOAL THAT EVERYONE IS COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE FIRE SERVICE AND IMPROVING RESPONSE TIMES AND PROVIDING AS GOOD OF A FIRE DEPARTMENT AS WE CAN.

THERE ARE STILL RESPONSE TIME ISSUES THAT WE'RE TRYING TO DEAL WITH IN THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE CITY.

AND WE STILL NEED TO ADD A FACILITY, WHETHER IT IS IN KINGS POINT OR WHETHER IT IS NEAR THE SPORTS COMPLEX.

WE CONTINUE TO LOOK AT LOCATIONS ABOUT THAT.

AND WE'VE BRIEFED THE VICE MAYOR ON THAT AS BEING NEW TO THE COMMISSION.

YOU'VE HEARD THE DISCUSSION IN THE PAST.

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SO WE STILL NEED TO CONTINUE TO DO THAT.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HAS BEEN DISCUSSED, I'M GOING TO SAY FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS, WITH THE LAST YEAR REALLY BEING SIDELINED, IS THIS NOTION OF PARTNERSHIPS AMONG THE FIRE DEPARTMENTS AND THE FACT THAT WE'VE TRANSITIONED FROM A COMMUNICATIONS AREA TO REALLY THE CLOSEST UNIT RESPONSE AND THAT IS BEING IMPLEMENTED AND THAT WILL AGAIN IMPROVE SERVICE FOR THE RESIDENTS, BECAUSE WHILE IT MAY NOT BE OUR FIRE DEPARTMENT THAT RESPONDS, THE UNIT THAT IS CLOSEST TO THEM WHEN THEY HAVE AN EMERGENCY IS GOING TO GET THERE FIRST.

AND I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT GOING FORWARD IS CONTINUING TO IMPROVE FIRE SERVICE IN A WAY THAT IS FINANCIALLY SUSTAINABLE.

YOU HEARD ME SAY IN THE PAST THAT WHILE WE HAVE A TREMENDOUS FIRE DEPARTMENT, WHETHER OR NOT THAT THAT LEVEL OF SERVICE IS FINANCIALLY SUSTAINABLE OVER THE LONG TERM IS QUESTIONABLE AND THAT WE NEED TO BEGIN TO LOOK AT WAYS TO ADDRESS THE FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY OF THE FIRE SERVICE, BECAUSE WE'VE GOT TO A POINT WITH SERVICE LEVELS WHERE WE WON'T BE ABLE TO GO BACK FROM THAT.

SO WE KNOW WE HAVE TO SUSTAIN THE SERVICE LEVELS.

WE HAVE TO FIND THE RESOURCES OR THE MECHANISM TO DO THAT FINANCIALLY AND OPERATIONALLY.

SO THOSE ARE THINGS, AGAIN, YOU KNOW, THAT ARE THAT ARE ON THE LIST.

YOU KNOW, WE WERE, I THINK, ON A BETTER PATH WITH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WITH BOTH BSO AND WITH TAMARAC FIRE RESCUE.

AND UNTIL THIS UNTIL MARCH OF TWENTY TWENTY, WHEN THINGS KIND OF GROUND TO A HALT WITH WITH A LOT OF THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, A LOT OF THAT ENGAGEMENT WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AND FIRE RESCUE IS UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL.

IT'S PERSONAL ENGAGEMENT.

IT'S NOT VIRTUAL AND ONLINE.

AND SO THEY ARE WORKING TO ADAPT TO THAT ENVIRONMENT FOR THE TIME BEING.

BUT I THINK THOSE ARE THINGS THAT ARE VITAL AND WE WANT TO CONTINUE THOSE.

THOSE WERE THE THOSE WERE KIND OF THE THREE BIG THINGS THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE, THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE CONTINUED ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES THAT WERE BROUGHT TO US.

THOSE ARE CERTAINLY LONG TERM ISSUES, STRATEGIC ISSUES.

AND WE JUST WANTED TO REAFFIRM THEM WITH YOU.

THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER GELIN, ARE YOU FINE WITH REAFFIRMING THE PRIORITIES FOR THIS AND KNOWING THAT WE'RE HAVING FURTHER DISCUSSION LATER TODAY? I DON'T AGREE WITH THE STATEMENT TAMARAC IS SAFE AND PEOPLE KNOW IT.

WE'RE NOT ON THAT PART OF OUR.

SO YOU'RE FINE WITH ROLLING IS OK.

YEAH.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

HOLD THAT THOUGHT, VICE MAYOR.

I GOT A THUMBS UP FROM THE VICE MAYOR.

HE DIDN'T GIVE YOU ENOUGH TIME TO, CAN I GET A NOD ON EITHER WAY.

SO I SEE THAT WE'RE GOING THROUGH THESE STRATEGIC GOALS, RIGHT? SO WE'VE GONE THROUGH GOAL NUMBER ONE, GOAL NUMBER TWO SO FAR, BUT WHAT I SEE ON MY SCREEN DOES NOT REALLY MATCH UP WITH THE DRILL DOWN POINTS IN MY BOOK.

I THINK WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO RIGHT NOW IS JUST TAKE THE HIGHER LEVEL PARTS OF IT, AGREE THAT THOSE ARE STILL PRIORITIES.

AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO GO TO THE DRILL DOWN PARTS FOR EACH COMMISSIONER OR EACH MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION AND DO FURTHER DOWN.

SO THIS IS JUST AS A WHOLE.

THIS IS STILL A TOPIC.

THAT WE WANT.

IS THAT CORRECT CITY MANAGER, THAT'S THE PURPOSE OF THIS? WE ARE TRYING TO USE THIS TO SET THE STAGE FOR THE DISCUSSION OF WHAT YOUR PRIORITIES ARE.

OK, SO WE'RE GOING TO DO THE DRILL DOWN LATER.

WE'RE GOING TO HEAR FROM.

YES, WE'RE GOING TO HEAR FROM YOU AGAIN.

THE GOAL FOR TODAY WAS FOR US TO LISTEN TO YOU, NOT FOR YOU TO LISTEN TO US.

SO WHY DIDN'T WE DO THE DO IT ANOTHER WAY TO START BY GOAL NUMBER ONE AND DO ALL THE DRILL DOWNS.

AND.

WELL BECAUSE THEY HAVE A PRESENTATION READY FOR US TO TRY IT THIS WAY, MAYBE THE NEXT TIME WHEN WE COME BACK AROUND FOR THIS STRATEGIC PLANNING TWO, WE'LL HAVE IN A DIFFERENT MANNER.

THE OTHER.

AND JUST JUST TO COMMISSIONER BOLTON, THE THAT APPROACH THAT YOU JUST DESCRIBED WAS OUR INITIAL APPROACH.

BUT WHEN WE LOOK AT THE AMOUNT OF TIME THAT WE HAVE AND THE AMOUNT OF THE DRILL DOWN AND THE AMOUNT OF OF QUESTIONS WE HAVE TO WE HAVE TO KEEP THIS HIGHER LEVEL SO THAT WE CAN TRY TO TAKE WHAT YOU JUST ASKED FOR OVER THE COURSE OF SEVERAL MEETINGS AND GET THERE.

WE'RE NOT IF WE JUST IF WE JUST GO STRAIGHT TO THE DRILL DOWN, WE'LL BE HERE

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AND ANSWERING QUESTIONS YOU KNOW ALL DAY.

AND WE WON'T GET TO HEAR FROM YOU AS TO WHAT YOU WANT TO ADD TO THIS AND WHAT, IF ANYTHING, WE NEED TO TAKE AWAY FROM THIS.

OK.

SO ON THE HIGH LEVEL, YOU'RE FINE WITH THIS RIGHT NOW? WE'RE GOING TO DRILL DOWN FURTHER WITH DETAILS LATER.

OK, THANK YOU, VICE MAYOR.

YOU ALREADY GAVE ME A THUMBS UP.

ALL RIGHT.

WE'RE GOOD TO GO TO THE NEXT ONE.

THANK YOU.

OK, SO IN TERMS OF TAMARAC IS ECONOMICALLY RESILIENT, WE ARE WE ARE SORRY, THE SLIDE.

THERE YOU GO.

YOU HAD SET, YOU HAD SET A GOAL OF OF HAVING A DISCUSSION ABOUT A DISPARITY STUDY AND IN FURTHERANCE OF THAT, WE'VE ADOPTED A NUMBER OF CHANGES TO THE PROCUREMENT TO WHERE WE NOW ARE ACHIEVING A LEVEL OF TWENTY FIVE PERCENT OF OUR SPEND IS WITH THE LOCAL PREFERENCE ORDINANCE.

SO I THINK BETWEEN JULY AND THE END OF THE FISCAL YEAR, WE SPENT ABOUT FORTY TWO MILLION DOLLARS.

TWENTY FIVE PERCENT OF THAT WAS SPENT LOCALLY WITH IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DIRECTION THAT THE COMMISSION WAS GIVEN, DEDICATED TO CBE, MINORITY, WOMEN, VETERAN AND LOCAL OWNED BUSINESSES.

AND NOW THAT WE'RE ABLE TO MONITOR THIS AND PROVIDE YOU WITH REPORTS.

YOU KNOW, WE JUST NEED TO CONTINUE TO DO THAT AND USE THAT INFORMATION TO TRY TO MAKE SOME DECISIONS.

SO A DISPARITY STUDY IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HAS BEEN DISCUSSED IN THE PAST THAT IS STILL ON THE TABLE.

WE HAVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, STRATEGIC PLAN, IMPLEMENTATION.

THIS IS THE LAND BANK, THE DEVELOPER INCENTIVES, THE MEDICAL MILE, MCNAB, CITY HALL, EAST SIDE REDEVELOPMENT, THE PARTNERSHIPS FOR INCUBATORS, THE BIZBOX PLACEMAKING AT COMMERCIAL AND PINE ISLAND.

YES.

COMMERCIAL AND PINE ISLAND.

AND THEN DOING A MARKET STUDY FOR ESTABLISHING A TEST HUB.

THESE ARE ALL THE THINGS THAT YOU HAD SET AS PRIORITIES IN THE PAST THAT WE BELIEVE ARE STILL VITAL.

WE ARE STILL COMMITTED TO THEM, BUT WE JUST NEED TO REAFFIRM WITH YOU THAT THIS IS STILL WHERE YOU WANT TO GO.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO? CONFIRMED.

COMMISONER BOLTON CONFIRMED OR COMMENTS? COMMENTS.

DEVELOPER INCENTIVES, EXPLAIN THAT.

I WAS GOING TO I WAS GOING TO ASK LAURIE FUNDERWHITE IS ON WITH US.

LAURIE, COULD YOU TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE DEVELOPER INCENTIVES THAT ARE BEING CONSIDERED? SO WE ARE THIS YEAR EXCUSE ME THIS SPRING.

LORI, I'M GOING TO INTERRUPT YOU FOR JUST A MINUTE.

COULD YOU COULD YOU GET A LITTLE CLOSER TO YOUR MICROPHONE, I THINK.

SURE.

NOT SURE WHICH ONE THAT'S PICKING UP.

CAN YOU HEAR ME BETTER NOW? YES.

OK, SO THE DEVELOPER INCENTIVES ARE REALLY A FUNCTION OF ATTRACTING INVESTMENTS TO TAMARAC TO MEET OUR REDEVELOPMENT GOALS.

SO IT'S GOING TO BE A PROGRAM THAT'S GOING TO BE COMING TO YOU LATER THIS SPRING.

THIS WAS PUT ON HOLD, OBVIOUSLY, FOR WHAT HAPPENED LAST YEAR, COVID, THE TIMING WASN'T RIGHT.

BUT WE, AS WE TALKED ABOUT WITH ARE SOME MARKET OPPORTUNITIES WE BELIEVE TO BRING OUR PROGRAM TO YOU AND START BRINGING IT OUT TO THE DEVELOPMENT WORLD TO INCENTIVIZE AND TO ATTRACT INVESTMENT INTO TAMARAC.

AGAIN, TO ATTRACT DEVELOPERS TO DEVELOP AND REDEVELOP.

WE'RE FOCUSING ON OUR REDEVELOPMENT AREA ARE DOES THAT ANSWER YOUR QUESTION COMMISSIONER? SO THE INCENTIVES WOULD BE FOR FUTURE DEVELOPERS TO REDEVELOP AREAS THAT WE WANT TO REDEVELOP OR FOR DEVELOPERS TO DEVELOP PERIOD? IT'S TO DRIVE.

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THEY WOULD BE DISCRETIONARY PROGRAMS AGAIN.

WITH YOUR INPUT WE'LL BRING THESE TO YOU FOR REVIEW, BUT DISCRETIONARY PROGRAMS TO ATTRACT INVESTMENT, REDEVELOPMENT, TO REDEVELOP OUTDATED PROPERTIES, TO DEVELOP AREAS WE WANT TO DEVELOP.

THAT'S REALLY JUST A TOOL TO INCENTIVIZE DEVELOPMENT WITH RAPID DEVELOPMENT WE WANT TO YOU WANT TO THIS IS NOT ONLY INCENTIVE PROGRAM, WHICH I GUESS YOU SAY GET IN THE GAME TO WE LORI, LET ME LET ME TELL YOU MY DESIRE AND LET'S SEE IF MY DESIGN LINES UP WITH YOURS.

SO WHAT I DON'T WANT TO.

SEE HAPPEN IS TAMARAC GIVING MONEY TO DEVELOPERS TO DEVELOP SPACES THAT THEY WOULD ALREADY WANT TO DEVELOP.

SO WE'RE GIVING OUT FREE MONEY WHEREVER IT COMES FROM.

SO I'LL JUST SAY WE FOR TAMARAC COULD BE THE GOVERNMENT.

I DON'T KNOW.

I DON'T KNOW.

MY DESIRE IS JUST LIKE WE HAVE OPPORTUNITY ZONES.

AND WE IDENTIFY AND AREAS ARE IDENTIFIED AS OPPORTUNITY ZONES, AND THAT'S THE STUFF, WHY NOT HAVE SOMETHING CALLED INCENTIVE ZONES? SO WE SAY THIS CORRIDOR HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS AN INCENTIVE ZONE.

AND FOR THIS INCENTIVE ZONE, HERE ARE THE THINGS THAT THE CITY COMMISSION WANTS TO OR THE CITY AS EXTENSION OF THE CITY COMMISSION WANTS TO GO HERE.

SO IF YOU ARE ABLE TO BRING THIS KIND OF DEVELOPMENT TO THIS PARTICULAR INCENTIVE ZONE, THEN WE WILL INCENTIVIZE YOU TO DO THAT.

SO IT'S CHOOSING THESE INCENTIVE ZONES AROUND THE CITY BASED ON HOW WE WANT TO MOVE AND HOW OUR FUTURE SHOULD LOOK AND THEN INCENTIVIZE PEOPLE TO DO WHAT WE WANT THEM TO DO, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND, NOT THEM JUST COMING IN AND SAY, OH, THIS BUILDING IS NICE.

I WANT TO MAKE IT INTO A SALVATION ARMY STORE.

GIVE ME SOME MONEY.

BUT THAT'S NOT WHAT YOU'RE SAYING, RIGHT? DOES MY DESIRE LINE UP WITH YOURS? YES, ABSOLUTELY.

THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT AN INCENTIVE PROGRAM IS INTENDED TO DO IS TO.

IT'S BASICALLY FOR US TO IMPLEMENT THE VISION THAT THE COMMISSION HAS THAT WE'VE EXPRESSED IN IDENTIFYING OUR REDEVELOPMENT AREAS FOR THE CITY, HOW WE WANT WHERE WE WANT TO SEE AREAS OF THE CITY REDEVELOPED, HOW WE WANT TO SEE THEM REDEVELOPED.

WE HAVE REDEVELOPMENT PLANS.

WE HAVE AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, STRATEGIC PLAN.

AND SO IT'S IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY, CERTAINLY PUBLIC DOLLARS ARE PRECIOUS.

AND IT'S REALLY MEANT TO BE A TOOL TO ATTRACT DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT AND FOR PROJECTS THAT THE COMMISSION AND THE COMMUNITY WANTS TO SEE.

OK, SO WHEN YOU'RE DOING THIS THING, PLEASE TAKE MY DESIRE UNDER CONSIDERATION.

I WANT IT TO BE CALLED INCENTIVE ZONES.

THAT'S WHAT I WANT IT TO BE CALLED AND THAT I WANT TO SEE A MAP OF TAMARAC.

AND IN THOSE INCENTIVE ZONES, YOU'RE GOING TO PUT A COIN.

NOT LIKE PINS, YOU KNOW, SO ON THE MAP, YOU PUT COINS SO DEVELOPERS CAN SEE WHERE OUR INCENTIVE ZONES ARE.

SO YOU SAY THIS IS AN INCENTIVE ZONE, THAT IS AN INCENTIVE ZONE, AND YOU IDENTIFIED WITH A COIN.

MAYBE WITH BOLTONS,ATTRACTIVE, RIGHT, AND PLEASE, NO MORE APARTMENTS, MIXED USE DEVELOPMENTS, WE HAVE TO START FOCUSING ON THOSE THINGS.

WE CAN'T JUST BE BUILDING HOUSES EVERYWHERE WE HAVE.

WE WANT TO, YOU KNOW, BUT I MEAN, AGAIN, IT'S NOT MY DESIRE.

IT'S THE COMMISSION AS A BODY, BUT AT LEAST THE INCENTIVE ZONES, YOU KNOW,

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CALL IT INCENTIVE ZONES AND IDENTIFY THEM WITH COINS.

DO YOU THINK THAT THAT'S A GOOD IDEA? I'M NOT ASKING YOU TO DO IT.

I'M JUST ASKING YOU IF IT'S A GOOD IDEA.

SO I'LL DEFINITELY, YOU KNOW, GO BACK WHERE WE'RE RETOOLING OUR PROGRAMS NOW.

SO I'M HAPPY TO, YOU KNOW.

YEAH, DEFINITELY.

WE'RE TAKING A LOOK AT ALL OF IT NOW.

AND WHEN WE COME BACK TO YOU THIS SPRING WITH A PROGRAM TO DISCUSS, WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT THAT, INCORPORATE THOSE IDEAS INTO IT.

I HEARD YOU.

BUT DO YOU THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA? I'D HAVE TO I HAVE TO THINK ABOUT IT.

I DEFINITELY INCENTIVE ZONES, I THINK OF AS OUR REDEVELOPMENT AREA.

SO SO, YEAH, I DEFINITELY THINK WE'VE IDENTIFIED THOSE AREAS AND WE CAN I MEAN, CERTAINLY WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS COME UP WITH SOMETHING CATCHY.

USE THIS NOT ONLY AS AN INCENTIVE PROGRAM, THINKING OF IT AS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, BUT WE'RE TRYING TO TAKE THIS OUT AND MARKET TAMARAC OUTSIDE OF TAMARAC TO INVEST TO ATTRACT THAT KIND OF CAPITAL INVESTMENT AS WELL.

SO I THINK CALLING IT THAT, CALLING IT A CATCHY NAME.

ABSOLUTELY.

COMING UP WITH MARKETING MATERIALS, A MAP THAT IS ABSOLUTELY ALL PART OF WHAT WE WANT TO DO.

SO, YES, I DO THINK THAT IT'S DEFINITELY WHERE WE NEED TO BE HEADED.

RIGHT.

IT'S JUST THAT I YOU KNOW, THAT THE TERMINOLOGIES THAT WE OFTEN USE AND WHAT YOU JUST USED, FOR INSTANCE, FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, AND THAT'S THE STUFF I KIND OF NOT WANT THOSE TERMINOLOGIES TO BE USED ANYMORE, YOU KNOW, BUT THAT'S IT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

THANKS COMMISSIONER.

THANK YOU.

AND WE NOW HAVE VICE MAYOR.

CAN YOU GO BACK TO A SLIDE? WE WILL IN JUST A SECOND.

I JUST WANTED TO KNOW WHAT THE PARTNERSHIPS FOR INCUBATORS AND PILOT PLACEMAKING PROGRAM BIZBOX ARE, JUST A LITTLE BRIEF SUMMARY OF WHAT IT IS.

SO THE INCUBATOR PARTNERSHIPS ARE THINGS THAT WE ARE EXPLORING, TRYING TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES TO BUSINESSES TO GET STARTED, OBVIOUSLY.

AND ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES FOR A BUSINESS, FOR INSTANCE, IS TO TRANSITION FROM BEING A SUCCESSFUL ON THE ON THE ROAD TO SUCCESS HOME BUSINESS, MAYBE OUT OF YOUR GARAGE INTO A WE NEED A LARGER SPACE AND WE NEED A PLACE TO DO OUR BUSINESS, BUT WE CAN'T AFFORD THE RENT, SO WE CAN'T MAKE THE TRANSITION.

SO SPACE MAKING AND PLACEMAKING ARE SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE ARE LOOKING TO CONSIDER AS WE TRY TO INCENTIVIZE NEW STARTUP BUSINESSES WITH AN INCUBATOR TYPE ARRANGEMENT.

AND THAT COULD BE SOMETHING THAT COULD BE POTENTIALLY ACCOMPLISHED IN THIS BUILDING ITSELF AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE.

IF WE DO INTERIOR RENOVATIONS AND WE CHANGE THE WAY THAT WE WORK HERE TO CREATE MORE, MORE SPACE.

THE BIZBOX, FOR INSTANCE, IS A PROJECT THAT IS WORKING ITS WAY THROUGH TRYING TO GET APPROVALS AND THINGS FOR THE CORNER OF PINE ISLAND ROAD AND COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD, JUST WEST OF THE LIBRARY.

THERE'S A LARGE VACANT PARCEL THERE, USED TO BE A GAS STATION.

IT'S RESTRICTED THROUGH THE COUNTY.

THE USE IS RESTRICTED.

WHAT IS ENVISIONED THERE IS ANOTHER INCUBATOR SITE WHERE WE WOULD CREATE SPACE FOR POTENTIAL RESTAURANTS OR SMALL BUSINESSES TO OCCUPY THAT SPACE FOR A PERIOD OF TIME TO ESTABLISH THEMSELVES.

AND THEN ONCE THEY DID, AFTER A PERIOD OF TIME, THEY WOULD NEED TO MOVE INTO A LOCAL SHOPPING CENTER AND FURTHER THEIR BUSINESS IN THAT LOCAL SHOPPING CENTER.

SO, FOR INSTANCE, YOU MAY HAVE A FOOD TRUCK AND YOU MAY BE TRYING TO DO THAT.

AND THIS WOULD BEGIN TO ASSIST THEM BY DOING THAT.

AND IT WOULD BE WHAT WE WOULD CALL PLACEMAKING OR SPACE MAKING TO PROVIDE A PLACE FOR THE COMMUNITY TO COME AND GATHER.

SO YOU COULD CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE YOU HAVE THREE OR FOUR OR FIVE DIFFERENT SMALL RESTAURANTS OR A COFFEE SHOP AND RESTAURANTS, THINGS LIKE THAT, WHERE PEOPLE WOULD GATHER YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE LIVE MUSIC THERE AND THINGS LIKE THAT AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE.

BUT THE REQUIREMENT WOULD BE IT WOULD BE A TRANSITORY ENVIRONMENT AND PEOPLE WOULD BE REQUIRED TO GET THEIR BUSINESS SET UP, GET IT ESTABLISHED.

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TYPICALLY, THE RENT IS FREE FOR A PERIOD OF TIME.

AND THEN AS THEY ESTABLISH THEMSELVES AND THE NAME, THEY TRANSITION INTO A INTO A SHOPPING CENTER OR ANOTHER SPACE WHERE THEY ARE PAYING RENT TO A SHOPPING CENTER OWNER OR A LANDLORD, OR THEY BUY OR BUILD OR HOWEVER IT TRANSIT, HOWEVER, IT TRANSITIONS.

BUT IT'S A TRANSITORY SPACE, YEAH.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER GLIN.

REAFFIRM THE PRIORITIES, ARE YOU GOOD? COMMISSIONER GELIN'S GOOD, I'M GOOD.

MOVING ALONG TO GOAL FOUR.

ALL RIGHT, THE SO GOAL FOUR IS TAMARAC IS VIBRANT.

UNDER THE GOAL OF TAMARAC IS VIBRANT.

WE HAVE THE WE HAVE AN OLYMPIC TRACK.

WE HAVE THE FREE PAINT PROGRAM.

WE HAVE A BI MONTHLY TAM-A-GRAM.

WE HAVE WAYFINDING AND DIRECTIONAL SIGNAGE.

WE HAVE THE LANDSCAPING OF MEDIANS AND RIGHTS OF WAY, AND WE HAVE THE RESILIENCY AND CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS STUDY.

THAT YOU GUYS IDENTIFIED AS PRIORITIES, THE LAST TIME, AS I THINK I SAID EARLIER, WE ARE CONTINUING TO LOOK FOR A LOCATION FOR THE TRACK THAT HAS BEEN DISCUSSED.

I KNOW THAT PUBLIC SERVICES IS TRYING TO WORK THROUGH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FREE PAINT PROGRAM, AND JACK WILL JUMP IN WITH THAT.

BUT WE'VE BEEN UNABLE TO DO THAT THROUGH THE COUNTY.

WE'VE BEEN UNABLE TO GET FUNDS.

WE MAY JUST HAVE TO FUND IT OURSELVES IF THAT'S THE COMMISSION'S DESIRE AT SOME POINT.

AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE SOME DISCUSSION ABOUT THAT WITH THE CURB APPEAL PROGRAM THAT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IS BRINGING IS BRINGING FORWARD.

SO THESE THINGS ARE ALL, YOU KNOW A LOT OF THESE THINGS ARE TIED TOGETHER AS FAR AS THE TAM-A-GRAM IS CONCERNED.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A DISCUSSION LATER ABOUT COMMUNICATION.

THE TAM-A-GRAM IS ONE OF OUR FEATURED COMMUNICATIONS CHANNELS.

IT'S HISTORICALLY VERY POPULAR WITH THE RESIDENTS.

AS WE'VE DISCUSSED IN THE PAST.

IT'S A LOT OF WORK TO GET DONE AND THERE MAY BE A BETTER WAY TO DO IT.

AND WE JUST NEED TO WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT THAT.

THE WAYFINDING AND DIRECTIONAL SIGNAGE IS SOMETHING THAT THE COMMISSION HAS ALWAYS SAID IS VITAL.

AND I KNOW THAT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLIC SERVICES ARE WORKING TO BRING THAT FORWARD.

AND THEN THE SAME GOES WITH THE LANDSCAPING, MEDIANS AND RIGHTS OF WAY.

YOU KNOW, WE WENT THROUGH THE PROCESS BEGINNING 20 YEARS AGO WITH RE-LANDSCAPING, ALL OF OUR MEDIANS AND RIGHTS OF WAY.

A LOT OF THOSE PLANTS HAVE AGED OUT, MEANING THAT THERE HAVE BEEN THERE FOR A LONG TIME.

THEY'RE TOO MATURE.

AND WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF WORKING THROUGH THE LANDSCAPE MASTER PLAN THAT WE JUST COMPLETED AND WILL BE GOING THROUGH THE PROCESS OF REPLACING A LOT OF THAT MEDIAN LANDSCAPING THAT YOU SEE TODAY OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS.

AND THEN, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE STILL THE CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS.

YOU SAW THAT IN ACTION WITH COVID.

THAT CONTINUES TO BE A GOAL FOR US AND SOMETHING THAT WE THINK WE SHOULD CONTINUE TO STUDY.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

REAFFIRMING OR NOT? YEAH, FINALLY SOMEBODY IS LISTENING ABOUT THE FREE PAIN PROGRAM, THAT'S GREAT.

THE WHY CAN'T WE USE CBDG FUNDS TO DO THAT? CAN DO WE HAVE AN ANSWER TO THAT NOW OR LATER? I DON'T I WILL GENERALLY SAY, THOUGH, I DON'T I DON'T HAVE A SPECIFIC ANSWER, BUT I COMMISSIONER, THAT IS DEFINITELY SOMETHING WE COULD CONSIDER.

BUT IT WOULD BE AT THE EXPENSE OF SOMETHING THAT WE'RE ALREADY DOING.

AND THAT'S YOU KNOW, THAT'S THE ONLY CHALLENGE WITH THIS AT THIS POINT, IS EVERYTHING THAT YOU GUYS HAVE ASKED FOR, I WOULD TELL YOU, ARE THINGS THAT WE SHOULD BE, COULD BE, WILL BE DOING.

THE QUESTION IS JUST BALANCING THE RESOURCES THAT WE HAVE IN ORDER TO DO THIS.

AND SO THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION, I THINK, AND MAXINE CALLOWAY MAY BE SHAKING HER HEAD OUT THERE IN THE VIRTUAL WORLD.

I BET SHE IS.

YOU KNOW, BUT SHE MAY BE SHAKING HER HEAD.

NO, BUT I WOULD TELL YOU, THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE COULD PROBABLY COMMIT CDBG MONIES THROUGH THROUGH SOME OF OUR PROGRAMS, BUT IT WOULD BE AT THE EXPENSE OF THE PROGRAM THAT IT'S ALREADY SERVING.

I UNDERSTAND.

I MEAN, GOING THROUGH COMMUNITIES AND SEEING BEAUTIFUL HOUSES RAISES THE VALUE OF THAT COMMUNITY THAN TO FIX SIX HOUSES AND I KNOW FIXING SIX HOUSES ARE GREAT

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AND PEOPLE ARE HAPPY WITH THAT.

BUT TO GIVE FREE PAIN TO A THOUSAND PEOPLE VERSUS HELPING SIX PEOPLE TO FIX THE INTERIOR FAÃ♪ADE OF THEIR HOUSES OR THE ROOF OR THAT SORT OF STUFF, TO ME IS A BETTER BANG FOR YOUR BUCK, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE IT MAKES THE COMMUNITY LOOK BETTER AND FEEL GOOD.

AND THEN WHEN YOU'RE FIXING UP YOUR HOUSE AND, YOU KNOW, COMMUNITIES BEING PAINTED, EVERYBODY STARTS PAINTING AND THEN TAMARAC LOOKS GREAT.

SO I THINK MS. CALLOWAY WILL OBLIGE.

THE TRACK AND FIELD.

IS THIS THE ONE THAT COMMISSIONER GELIN ASKED FOR? YES, IT IS.

OK, THAT'S GREAT.

I THINK WE'RE FINALLY LISTENING ON.

SO THE SO ARE WE GOING TO BE DISCUSSING? WE ARE LATER TODAY.

LATER TODAY.

YES.

AND THEN LANDSCAPING OF MEDIANS AND ROSE.

THAT'S ON MY JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT THAT.

OK.

ALL RIGHT.

SO I'M GOOD WITH THAT.

OK.

IF IT'S OK, CAN I JUST CHIME IN REAL QUICK JUST TO ARE YOU HEARING ME? YES, WE HEAR YOU.

GO AHEAD.

JUST TO SET SOME EXPECTATIONS AS IT RELATES TO CDBG FUNDS, I MEAN, FOR THE MOST PART, IT'S TOUGH TO MANAGE BECAUSE AS YOU KNOW, IT HAS ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AS WELL AS INCOME REQUIREMENTS AND MONETARY REQUIREMENTS.

I JUST WANT TO SET CERTAIN EXPECTATIONS, WHICH IS WHY OFTENTIMES THEY'RE NOT USED IN WAYS SUCH AS THIS, BECAUSE IT WOULD THEN REQUIRE THE RECIPIENTS OF THESE FUNDS TO BE MONITORED, TO BE INCOME ELIGIBLE AND THEN TO PROVIDE CERTAIN DOCUMENTATIONS TO US.

SO IF WE DON'T WANT TO HAVE THAT LEVEL OF MONITORING AND OFTENTIMES WE'LL WILL USE GENERAL FUNDS OR SOMETHING ELSE, I JUST WANTED TO SET SOME EXPECTATIONS.

THAT'S ALL.

THANKS.

THANK YOU, MAXINE.

YOU SEE, COMMISSIONER BOLTON, I TOLD YOU SHE WAS SHAKING HER HEAD.

SHE'S BEEN FIGHTING MY SHE IS BRINGING FORWARD A CURB APPEAL PROGRAM REPAINT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THAT.

OK.

THANK YOU.

VICE MAYOR.

THUMBS UP FROM THE VICE MAYOR.

ALL RIGHT.

COMMISSIONER GELIN.

HOW MANY BASEBALL FIELDS DO WE HAVE IN TAMARAC? OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD, I'M GOING TO SAY EIGHT, A COMBINATION OF SOFTBALL AND BASEBALL.

AND GREG WARNER IS FLASHING LIKE HE WANTS TO JUMP IN.

SO LET'S SEE IF I GUESSED RIGHT OR NOT.

I'M SORRY, WE HAVE THREE AT THE SPORTS COMPLEX AND WE HAVE TWO AT THE TAMARAC PARK.

OK, AND THEN WHAT IS THE UTILIZATION OF THOSE BASEBALL FIELDS? THE ONES AT THE SPORTS COMPLEX ARE USED MORE SO AND WE'RE GETTING A LOT OF THE TRAVEL PROGRAMS PRACTICING AND PLAYING OUT THERE, AS WELL AS RUNNING OUR OWN MOSTLY THE TEE BALL COACH PITCH AND MINORS AGE AGE GROUPS.

OK, AND WHAT KIND OF REVENUE DO WE GENERATE FROM THE TRAVEL PROGRAM WHERE TEAMS FROM OTHER CITIES COME AND OR OTHER PROGRAMS COME AND USE OUR FACILITIES? THE REVENUE IS FAIRLY HIGH, I DON'T HAVE A FIGURE I CAN GET THAT FOR YOU OVER THE PAST YEAR.

OK.

THE ONE THING WE'RE DOING WITH THE TRAVEL PROGRAM SINCE WE'RE REQUIRING THAT THERE BE TAMARAC RESIDENTS ON THOSE TEAMS AND IT'S NOT A PERCENTAGE, BUT WE ARE REQUIRING THAT THEY DO HAVE SOME TAMARAC RESIDENTS ON THEIR TEAMS AS WELL.

AND DO WE KEEP TRACK OF THE RESIDENTS THAT PARTICIPATE IN THOSE PROGRAMS AS WELL AS OUR PROGRAMS? WE ARE.

YES, WE DO HAVE THOSE NUMBERS.

OK, CAN THROUGH THE CITY MANAGER, CAN I SEE THOSE NUMBERS? AND THEN ALSO I THINK WE CAN LOOK AT DOING A CONVERSION IN TERMS OF HAVING A TRACK IN TAMARAC BY CONVERTING ONE OF THOSE OR WHATEVER THE NUMBER IS, BUT LOOKING AT THAT AS AN OPTION, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, BASEBALL IS KIND OF A DYING SPORT.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, WE CAN STILL MAINTAIN OR KEEP ONE OR TWO, BUT THEN ALSO CONSIDER CONVERTING ONE OR TWO TO COME UP WITH A SPACE FOR A TRACK.

SO I'D LIKE TO SEE THAT AS A CONSIDERATION.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

THE ONLY ONE AND YOU SAID WE'RE GOING TO DISCUSS IT LATER, WOULD BE THE SO I WILL WAIT TILL LATER.

OK.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WE WILL NOW GO TO STRATEGICAL FIVE, PLEASE.

OK, SO STRATEGIC GOAL FIVE IS THE TAMARAC IS SMART AND CONNECTED.

AS YOU KNOW, THIS IS OBVIOUSLY ONGOING.

WE HAVE MOVED TOWARDS BEING A SMART CITY AND A SMART CITY MASTER PLAN, OUR SMART CITY STRATEGIC PLAN.

WE'VE ALSO WORKED VERY DILIGENTLY TO DEVELOP OUR FIBER NETWORK, WHICH IS THE LATEST MUNICIPAL INFRASTRUCTURE THAT'S REQUIRED TO DO BUSINESS.

THAT'S THE INFRASTRUCTURE THAT WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE CAN ENJOY QUALITY WI-FI IN OUR PARKS AND THAT WE CAN BEGIN TO UTILIZE BETTER TECHNOLOGY AT ALL OF OUR PARKS AND FACILITIES.

AND SO I THINK THE COMMISSION IS AWARE THAT EVERYTHING WE'RE DOING WITH NEW DEVELOPMENT, CITY DEVELOPMENT AND PARKS, EVERYTHING THAT WE DEVELOP IS NOW WIRED FOR SOUND IN AS MUCH AS IT IS PREPARED FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SMART TECHNOLOGY.

SO THE IMPROVEMENTS THAT ARE MADE TO PARKS NOW HAVE AN I.T.

COMPONENT TO THEM IN ORDER THAT PEOPLE CAN GET THAT FULL EXPERIENCE AND THAT WE ARE PREPARED.

WE DON'T SEE DEVIATING FROM THAT.

WE HAVE A GOOD, SMART CITY BLUEPRINT THAT WE ARE TRYING TO FOLLOW.

AND WE THINK IT'S VITAL THAT WE, YOU KNOW, THAT WE STICK WITH THAT.

AS FAR AS THE ENGAGEMENT AND CELEBRATION OF OUR MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITY, THAT IS A THEME AND A THREAD THAT IS WOVEN THROUGH EVERYTHING THAT WE DO.

YOU'VE MADE IT CLEAR THAT THAT IS YOUR PRIORITY AND THAT WE WILL CELEBRATE OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR DIVERSITY AND THAT WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO DO THAT.

AND SO YOU CAN SEE UP THERE ON THE SCREEN KNOW WE'VE WE WERE IN THE PROCESS OF BEGINNING TO INVITE STUDENTS TO LEAD THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AT COMMISSION MEETINGS.

THAT GOT SIDETRACKED FOR OBVIOUS REASONS.

WE WANT TO CREATE THE AMBASSADOR PROGRAM THAT HAS BEEN DISCUSSED.

WE'RE IN A HOLDING PATTERN AND WE'LL GET BACK TO THAT JUST AS SOON AS WE CAN GET PEOPLE ENGAGED AND GET PEOPLE OUT PHYSICALLY.

YOU KNOW, WE'VE DONE A NUMBER OF ART IN THE PARK THINGS, WE CONTINUE WITH THE ADDITIONAL MOVIES AND PROGRAMS THAT ARE AT OUR PARKS.

WE WILL BE SEEING EVENTS AT TAMARAC VILLAGE ONCE THE PUBLIC SPACES IS DEVELOPED.

AND THAT'S HAPPENING NOW.

WE'VE BEEN CELEBRATING AND WORKING TO CELEBRATE OUR CARIBBEAN AND OUR HISPANIC HERITAGE.

AND YOU'VE SAID THAT THERE'S A DESIRE NOT JUST FOR THAT TO CONTINUE, BUT FOR THERE TO BE MORE AND FOR IT TO BE MORE TARGETED.

AND SO WE'RE WORKING ON THAT.

AND THEN WE CONTINUE TO BE CONSCIENTIOUS OF THE EAST SIDE OF TAMARAC AND DOING SOMETHING TO DISTINGUISH IT AS THE ORIGINAL TAMARAC, AS THE PLACE WHERE ALL OF THESE GREAT THINGS STARTED.

SO WE DON'T SEE DEVIATING FROM ANY OF THAT, BUT WE WANT TO BE SURE THAT THOSE STILL CONTINUE TO BE YOUR DIRECTION AS WELL.

AND VICE MAYOR, HOW DO YOU--? I JUST HAD A QUESTION ON TAMARAC VILLAGE WHEN THEY OPENED UP CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EVENT, THEY INVITED A FEW OF THE MEMBERS.

THEY SAID THAT THE BUSINESS PART OF IT WAS NOT GOING TO BE BUILT UNTIL 2022, 23, 24.

I FORGOT WHAT YEAR IT WAS.

DO WE HAVE CLARITY ON WHEN THEY'RE GOING TO START AND PERHAPS MAYBE FINISH? WE DON'T.

I MEAN, A LOT OF THAT IS BEING DICTATED BY THE ECONOMY RIGHT NOW.

I KNOW THAT, YOU KNOW, IF YOU LISTEN TO SOME OF THE REMARKS THAT JOHN BULLISH ON THE CONSTRUCTION.

HOWEVER, RESTAURANTS ARE NOT EXPANDING AT THIS POINT IN TIME.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, RESTAURANTS ARE DIMINISHING EVERY DAY.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT THE RIGHT TIME TO BE TRYING TO PRE-LEASE SPACE AND BUILD RESTAURANTS, WHICH IS WHAT WE ARE DESIROUS OF IN THAT AREA.

SO, YOU KNOW, I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT JOHN SPACE AND THAT WE EXPECT THAT IT'S GOING TO BE A SUCCESSFUL COMMERCIAL SPACE

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AT SOME POINT.

I JUST DON'T KNOW WHEN THEY'RE GOING TO BEGIN THE CONSTRUCTION OF IT.

AND WHAT ABOUT THE PARK? I THINK THERE IS A PARK GOING THERE.

YEAH, THERE'S A PUBLIC SPACE THERE AND THAT IS GOING TO BE UNDER CONSTRUCTION SOON.

I THINK THAT'S PHASE TWO.

THEY'RE ALREADY BEGINNING THE INFRASTRUCTURE WORK FOR PHASE TWO AS THEY COMPLETE PHASE ONE.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

ANYTHING? OR NO, I THINK I'M GOOD.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER GELIN.

I BELIEVE COMMISSIONER BOLTON ASKED ABOUT THIS IN THE PAST.

DO WE HAVE WI-FI AVAILABLE IN OUR PARKS? WE DO.

I THINK WE HAVE IT IN ALL OF OUR PARKS NOW.

AND IT WORKS.

IT'S GOOD.

I MEAN, IT'S GOOD WI-FI.

IT WORKS WELL.

THAT'S IMPORTANT IN A LOT OF CITIES.

A LOT OF CITIES HAVE.

AND COMMISSIONER BOLTON CAN, I THINK, ATTEST TO THIS.

A LOT OF CITIES HAVE WI-FI IN THEIR PARKS, BUT IT'S NOT GOOD WI-FI BECAUSE IT'S CONCENTRATED IN THE SPOT.

AND IF YOU CAN'T USE IT WHERE YOU ARE, IT'S NOT HELPFUL.

RIGHT? SO I KNOW THAT WE WORKED OUT AT THROUGHOUT THE PARK, NOT JUST BY THE RESTROOMS WHERE THE HUB IS SO THAT'S PART OF THE REASON WHY THE FIBER NETWORK THAT WE TALK ABOUT ALL THE TIME IS SO IMPORTANT.

IT'S BECAUSE THAT FIBER NETWORK GIVES YOU THE HORSEPOWER TO GENERATE WHAT YOU NEED TO GENERATE TO HAVE THAT WI-FI THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PARK.

RIGHT.

YOU KNOW, I CAN TELL YOU OTHER CITIES WHERE I GO, WHERE I TRY TO GET THE WI-FI AND IT SAYS IT'S THERE, BUT IT'S NOT.

AND DO RESIDENTS IN OR I GUESS HAVE TO REGISTER TO ACCESS TO WI-FI? I DON'T BELIEVE THEY DO.

OK, WOULD IT BE OK IF I--? GO AHEAD AND CORRECT ME IF THANK YOU.

SO WE ARE DEFINITELY MOVING IN THAT DIRECTION, THAT'S FOR SURE.

AND LIKE MIKE SAID, THE VERY FIRST GOAL WAS TO IMPLANT THE FIBER NETWORK, WHICH WE'VE DONE IN PHASE ONE AS OF LAST OCTOBER.

WE HAVE THE FIBER NETWORK GOING TO THE PARKS HERE IN THE WEST SIDE, A SPORTS COMPLEX, SUNSET POINT, PHASE TWO IS WHAT WE'RE EXPECTING TO DO COME THIS FISCAL YEAR, ACTUALLY THIS FISCAL YEAR GOING TO THE NEXT TO TAKE OUR FIBER NETWORK OUT TO PARKS IN THE EAST, LIKE IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE THAT FIRST DUE TO THE BANDWIDTH REQUIREMENTS, WHAT WE NEED FOR WI-FI AND SECURITY CAMERAS AND SO FORTH.

SO, AS MIKE SAID, WE DO HAVE VERY LIMITED AND I SAY THAT'S FAIRLY, VERY LIMITED WI-FI IN THE PARKS RIGHT NOW.

BUT THE VERY NEXT STEP, FOR EXAMPLE, IN THE SPORTS COMPLEX, WE JUST FINISHED UP ON THE FIBER THERE.

WE JUST FINISHED ASSEMBLING THE NEW SWITCHES THERE IS TO GO OUT TO BID TO GET THE WI-FI, THE WIRELESS ACCESS POINTS AND START A NETWORK.

THAT'S THE VERY NEXT STEP THAT WE'RE STARTING THIS MONTH TO START THAT PROCESS.

AND THAT WILL GIVE US THE GOOD, SOLID COVERAGE THAT WE REALLY DESIRED IN THAT PARK.

THAT WAS ONE OF THE NEWER PARTS WE JUST BUILT.

THAT'S WHAT WE CALL SMART PARK.

IT HAS FULL WI-FI, VIDEO SURVEILLANCE AND A BUNCH OF OTHER THINGS OUT THERE.

THE NEW DESIGN PHASE.

SO WE'RE DEFINITELY HEADING IN THAT DIRECTION.

AND I THINK CAPABILITIES RIGHT NEAR THE RESTROOM FACILITY, RIGHT NEAR THOSE RECREATION FACILITIES OUT THERE.

THANK YOU.

OK, SO DO RESIDENTS HAVE TO SIGN IN TO ACCESS IT? NO, THEY DO NOT.

WHEN THEY VISIT ONE OF THOSE PLACES THAT HAS THE VELOCITY OF CAMERAS PUBLIC AND THEIR WI-FI ON THEIR PHONE OR THEIR COMPUTER, ALL THEY NEED TO DO IS CONNECT.

ALL RIGHT.

IS THAT SOMETHING WE EXPLORE? I KNOW, LIKE WHEN I GO TO THE MALL AND I NEED TO ACCESS WI-FI OR LIKE WHEN I GO GET MY CAR SERVICE AND MY FIRST NAME, LAST NAME EMAIL BEFORE I CAN ACCESS.

SO I'M GUESSING THEY USE THAT AS A DATA COLLECTION.

AND THAT'S MAYBE SOMETHING THAT WE CAN DO.

YOU KNOW, AS FOR A FIRST NAME, LAST NAME, MAYBE A CELL NUMBER, ZIP CODE, MAKE SURE THEY'RE IN TAMARAC RESIDENT AND AND USE THAT AS A DATA COLLECTION ALSO.

DO WE HAVE CHARGING STATIONS OR CHARGE PORTS AT OUR DIFFERENT PARKS SO PEOPLE CAN CHARGE UP THEIR CELL PHONES OR LAPTOPS OR IPADS? THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT? YOU'RE GOOD? YES.

THANK YOU.

AND YEAH ISN'T PART OF OUR CONSTRUCTION WITH NEW BUSINESS THAT ANYTHING THAT COMES IN WITH UNDERGROUND, WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE THEM ABLE TO MAKE OUR FIBER ACCESS ACROSS THE CITY, THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE ENTIRE CITY MORE AVAILABLE? ISN'T THAT ONE OF THE KEY PARTS OF THE PLAN THAT YOU LAID OUT? YES.

THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

OK.

A RESIDENT ASKED ME.

HOW POSSIBLE IT WOULD BE WITH THE

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CHARGING STATIONS ON PROPERTY.

IS THAT SOMETHING THAT WE COULD DO OR CAN WE LOOK AT IT OR--? IT IS SOMETHING THAT WE CAN BOTH LOOK AT AND DO.

WE HAVE EXPLORED ELECTRIC CHARGING STATIONS FOR ALL OF OUR FACILITIES, AND WE ACTUALLY SUBMITTED THAT AS A TRANSPORTATION PROJECT THROUGH THE SURTAX IN ORDER TO GET FUNDING FOR THAT, BECAUSE IT'S NOT EXPENSIVE AND IT'S NOT CHEAP.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? LIKE, IF THERE'S A COST TO IT, IT'S NOT AN ASTRONOMICAL COST, BUT THERE'S A COST ASSOCIATED WITH IT.

WE'RE STILL FIGHTING WITH THE COUNTY ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT THAT'S AN ELIGIBLE SURTAX PROJECT.

WE BELIEVE THAT IT IS.

AND WE BELIEVE THAT THEY SAID THAT THERE WAS FUNDING FOR IT WHEN THEY SOLD US ALL ON THE TAX AFTER THE FACT.

THEY SEEM TO BE WAFFLING.

AND SO WE'RE FIGHTING FOR THAT FUNDING BECAUSE WE BELIEVE THAT ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS SHOULD BE A COMPONENT OF ALL OF OUR FACILITIES.

PARKS, CITY HALL.

EVERYWHERE YOU GO, YOU SHOULD HAVE THE OPTION TO CHARGE YOUR CAR.

I MEAN, THAT'S THE FUTURE.

I MEAN, FIVE YEARS FROM NOW, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE CARS ON THE ROAD WITH DRIVERS.

ORDINANCE COMING FORWARD TO REQUIRE THE INSTALLATION OF CHARGING STATIONS ON ALL NEW DEVELOPMENT, WHICH ARE MORE PARKING STALLS.

SO THAT'S SOMETHING YOU WILL BE CONSIDERING ON AN UPCOMING AGENDA AS WELL.

THANK YOU, MAXINE.

AND JUST PLEASE TELL HIM THAT'S MY IDEA.

OK, AND THEN FOR THE RECORD HERITAGE CELEBRATIONS.

LISTEN, YOU HAVE NO IDEA.

I THINK SOMEBODY HAS TO BE FROM JAMAICA OR HAITI OR NICARAGUA OR ANY OF THESE CARIBBEAN SPANISH COUNTRIES TO KNOW HOW GOOD IT FEELS WHEN YOUR CITY CELEBRATES YOU.

IT IS A FEELING YOU JUST CANNOT EXPLAIN THAT IT'S-- YOU FEEL LIKE YOU BELONG AND IT'S A CITY WHERE YOU JUST WANT TO ALWAYS BE IN.

AND SO I THINK THAT'S ONE OF THE POINTS THAT THE CITY MANAGER HAS LISTENED TO ME ON, ALTHOUGH I'VE NOT GOTTEN CREDIT FOR, YOU KNOW, MY IDEAS FOR THE ELECTRIC POLE BANNERS, THAT SORT OF STUFF.

WELL, MAYBE YOU WEREN'T THE ONLY ONE.

BUT I WANT TO JUST REMIND ALL OF US THAT WE NEED TO PUT MORE NEWSPAPER ADS.

THAT'S HOW WE REACH RESIDENTS.

DURING CARIBBEAN HERITAGE MONTH MAYBE WE CAN SEND OUT MAILERS.

I DON'T KNOW.

BUT DURING THOSE MONTHS, WE NEED TO HAVE A STRONG PUSH.

I SEE THE PUSH FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH.

GREAT.

I ACTUALLY TOOK A PICTURE OF THE ELECTRIC POLES THIS MORNING WITH HARRIET TUBMAN AND, YOU KNOW, ALL THAT.

SO, YOU KNOW, WHEN HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH COMES AND CARIBBEAN HERITAGE MONTH COMES.

LET US MAKE SURE THAT WE PUSH THAT STRONGLY MAILERS, YOU KNOW, NEWSPAPER ADS AND REALLY LET OUR RESIDENTS KNOW THAT THEY BELONG.

AND, YOU KNOW, OUR SURVEY, I THINK SUPPORTS THAT.

YEAH, AND AS FAR AS I SEE ON THE LIST, I'M GOOD.

THANK YOU.

MR. WARNER.

I KNOW YOU HAVE A COMMENT.

YOU'RE ON DECK.

GO AHEAD.

NO, I WAS JUST GOING TO ADD IN, COMMISSIONER, REGARDING CARIBBEAN HERITAGE FOR HISPANIC HERITAGE CELEBRATIONS WITH ONE TAMARAC THIS YEAR, WE DO HAVE A BROWARD COUNTY GRANT FOR OVER THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS TO EXPAND OUR ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE ONE TAMARAC CELEBRATION.

SO WE WILL BE RIGHT TO THE BOOK IN THE CARIBBEAN AND HISPANIC ENTERTAINMENT.

WE HAVE MORE FOCUS

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THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

COMMISSIONER GELIN.

WANT TO GO BACK TO THE CONNECTIVITY AND POWER STATIONS.

I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS IN CHICAGO, SOME OF THEIR PARKS HAVE SOLAR POWERED BENCHES AS CHARGING STATIONS.

IS THAT SOMETHING THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT? THE SHORT ANSWER IS YES.

ALL OF THOSE THINGS ARE ON THE TABLE AT THIS POINT.

AND JUST NOT TO GO ON AND ON ABOUT IT, BUT THE OPTIONS AND THE-- WHAT, TOO CLOSE OR TOO FAR? OK, THE JUST WHAT YOU JUST MENTIONED, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE JUST INFINITE OPPORTUNITIES RIGHT NOW FOR THINGS LIKE THAT.

WE'RE LOOKING AT ALL OF THAT, WHATEVER.

KNOW WHAT BEST SUITS US.

OK, SO IN TERMS OF OUR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT I GUESS IS A LIFE SPAN OF OUR PUBLIC BENCHES.

AND SO AS THOSE COME UP, THEN WE'LL TRY TO REPLACE THOSE WITH THOSE KIND OF POWERED BENCHES.

WE'RE CERTAINLY GOING TO BE LOOKING AT ALL OF THOSE THINGS.

ALL RIGHT, THANKS.

THERE'S JUST, LIKE I SAID, INFINITE POSSIBILITIES OUT THERE RIGHT NOW.

THANK YOU.

OK, NOW WE'RE UP TO NUMBER SIX, PLEASE.

WE ARE AND NUMBER SIX IT'S KIND OF SHORT IN THAT TAMARAC IS A DYNAMIC WORKPLACE.

THAT IS GOAL NUMBER SIX.

THE FOCUS FOR US RIGHT NOW IN THIS COVID ENVIRONMENT, TRYING TO ADAPT REALLY TO TELECOMMUTING AND TELEWORK AND TRYING TO MAKE SENSE OF THAT WITH THE COMMUNITY THAT WE SERVE IS REALLY TO TAKE A STEP BACK AND TAKE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO WHAT I'LL CALL A CUSTOMER SERVICE REFRESH.

AND THAT IS THAT WE'VE ALWAYS BEEN PROUD OF OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE.

WE'VE ALWAYS WORKED TO IMPROVE OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE.

THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE A STEP BACK AND TO LOOK AT THE WAY THAT WE PROVIDE SERVICES AND THE LEVEL OF CUSTOMER SERVICE THAT WE PROVIDE AND TO IMPROVE UPON IT.

WE'VE ALREADY ASKED OUR EMPLOYEES TO DO THAT.

WE'VE TALKED ABOUT ACCREDITATION IN THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT.

WE'VE TALKED ABOUT IMPROVING CUSTOMER SERVICE IN THE WATER DEPARTMENT IN TERMS OF HOW PEOPLE INTERACT WITH US AND PROVIDE THEM WITH DIFFERENT WAYS IN DIFFERENT VENUES TO INTERACT WITH US.

I KNOW PARKS AND RECREATION DOES THAT EVERY SINGLE DAY.

THEY WORK ON HOW CAN THEY BETTER SERVE THE COMMUNITY.

BUT THIS IS AN INITIATIVES WOULD BE AN INITIAL WILL IS AN INITIATIVE THAT IS ORGANIZATION WIDE, WHERE WE ARE REESTABLISHING AND CONTINUING TO IMPROVE THE CUSTOMER SERVICE THAT WE PROVIDE TO THE COMMUNITY.

AND I DON'T AGAIN, I THINK THAT THAT'S A NO BRAINER, PARTICULARLY FOR THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION TO SAY, YES, YOU NEED TO BE DOING THAT.

BUT IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE WANT TO CERTAINLY A REALITY TEST WITH YOU AND HAVE FEEDBACK FROM YOU ABOUT.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER GELIN.

ALRIGHT, COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

YES, FOR THE CUSTOMERS SERVICE STANDARD REFRESH.

JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WHAT IS ALSO INCLUDED IS SPANISH AND CREOLE SPEAKING STAFF.

IT'S SO IMPORTANT THAT WE MOVE IN THAT DIRECTION.

I BELIEVE OUR SURVEY ALSO SUPPORTS THAT.

IS THAT WHAT THIS IS ALSO SPEAKING TO? TO ALL OF THAT, COMMISSIONER.

YES.

OK, AND SOME TIME AGO, I HAD INTRODUCED A COMPANY WHO HAD SENT ME AN EMAIL WHO DOES CUSTOMER SERVICE TYPE RESPONSES.

I THINK THEY'RE OUT OF MIAMI BEACH OR NORTH MIAMI OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

LAURA AND KATHLEEN HAD SAT DOWN WITH THEM AND SPOKE TO THEM.

WHERE WERE WE ON THAT? IS HAVE WE NOT FOLLOWED UP ON THE CONVERSATION BECAUSE WE WERE DOING SOMETHING SIMILAR? OR ARE WE FOLLOWING UP WITH THE CONVERSATION? BECAUSE I THINK IT'S A GREAT IDEA.

THAT, I HAVE TO BE HONEST, IS NOT BEEN AT THE TOP OF OUR LIST, GIVEN THE LAST YEAR THAT WE HAVE GONE THROUGH, HOWEVER, WE CAN GO BACK AND RECONNECT AND WE WILL, IF THAT'S WHAT YOU, YOU KNOW, BRING IT BACK TO THE COMMISSION FOR CONSIDERATION.

YEAH, BUT WE DID HAVE A GOOD MEETING WITH THEM AND THEY WERE JUST STARTING OUT, SO WE DEFINITELY NEED TO GO BACK TO THAT.

YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

I MEAN, WE NEED TO SEE, ESPECIALLY AS A COMMISSION, HOW OUR CUSTOMERS, OUR RESIDENTS FEEL .

BUILDING DEPARTMENT PERMITS, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, WHEN BUSINESSES ENGAGE THAT SORT

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OF STUFF, CLERK'S OFFICE, WHEN THEY COME IN THERE, YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT WE NEED TO SEE AND WE NEED TO HEAR FROM AN INDEPENDENT SOURCE.

AND I THINK THAT IS A GREAT IDEA.

SO PLEASE ENGAGE AND BRING IT BACK TO US FOR CONSIDERATION SO MY COLLEAGUES CAN HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

THIS IS REALLY IMPERATIVE TO ME BECAUSE THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT, AND WHEN THEY HAVE AN ISSUE, WHERE DOES IT GO? IT GOES TO ALL OF US.

SO I THINK IT'S REALLY, REALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE STRIVE FOR PERFECTION HERE AS WELL AS WE CAN, BECAUSE THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, VICE MAYOR.

I GOT A THUMBS UP FROM THE VICE MAYOR AND FOR THE REAFFIRMING PRIORITIES ON THIS ONE, DEFINITELY.

AND AS I'VE SHARED TIME AND AGAIN, I REALLY WILL GO INTO MORE DETAIL.

I KNOW YOU'RE LOOKING INTO IT.

I HAVE ALWAYS SAID THAT WE NEED TO HAVE A CONCIERGE SERVICE FOR OUR BUILDING DEPARTMENT AND MAKING SURE THAT THESE PERMITS ARE GOING THROUGH WHERE THERE'S ONE PERSON THAT A HOMEOWNER OR A CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTOR CAN GO TO SPEAK TO DIRECTLY AND NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT DIFFERENT ANSWERS FROM DIFFERENT PEOPLE, SO I'M DEFINITELY AND OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE IS GOOD AND WE ALWAYS STRIVE FOR IMPROVEMENT.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

BELIEVE THAT WE'RE DONE WITH THIS SLIDE PRESENTATION FOR THIS PART OF IT, IS THAT CORRECT? EXCELLENT.

SO IT IS NOW 12:25.

WE'RE GOING TO BE IN RECESS UNTIL TWELVE FIFTY FIVE WHERE WE WILL THEN COME BACK AND WE WILL GO THROUGH OUR 30 MINUTES PER COMMISSIONER ROTATION FOR DISCUSSION ON OUR SPECIFIC DRILL DOWNS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WE ARE IN RECESS.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AS WE RESUME, IT IS NOW 1:08.

AND WE ARE GOING TO PROCEED WITH.

HEARING FROM THE COMMISSION FOR THEIR PRIORITIES AND WE ARE BEING ASKED AND I'LL ACTUALLY ASK THE CITY MANAGER, WHY DON'T YOU CONFIRM? IT WAS THE TOP TWO OUT OF THE SIX INCENTIVE AREAS THAT WE WERE GOING TO BE PROVIDING AND DISCUSSING.

AND HOW YOU WANT TO HANDLE DRILL DOWN IF TODAY, IF NOT TODAY AT A DIFFERENT MEETING? OK, WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

SO WHAT THE MAYOR JUST SAID IS VERY ACCURATE.

OUR GOAL FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS IS TO WORK OUR WAY THROUGH THE SIX STRATEGIC GOALS AND TO HEAR FROM EACH OF YOU YOUR TOP TWO PRIORITIES IN EACH STRATEGIC GOAL.

AND IF FOR SOME REASON YOU HAVE THE SAME STRATEGIC PRIORITIES FOR A GOAL, THAT'S OK.

NOT A NOT AN ISSUE IS AS A MATTER OF FACT, IT HELPS BECAUSE IT TENDS TO OR IT HELPS US FORMULATE SOME CONSENSUS.

SO I'M GOING TO I'M GOING TO ASK YOU, BECAUSE THIS IS THIS IS FOR YOU.

THIS IS YOUR THIS IS YOU'RE REALLY GETTING INTO YOUR MAIN PART OF THE SHOW TODAY.

I'M GOING TO ASK YOU HOW YOU'D LIKE TO GO ABOUT DOING IT.

WE HAD ENVISIONED HAVING YOU GO THROUGH EACH EACH ONE OF THE SIX AND TELL US WHAT AND TELL US WHAT ARE YOUR TOP TWO FOR EACH SIX.

WE CAN DO THAT OR WE CAN START, HOWEVER, THE MAYOR WOULD LIKE TO START AND EACH OF YOU CAN SHARE YOUR TOP TWO FOR GOAL ONE, THEN WE'LL GO BACK AROUND AND EACH OF YOU CAN SHARE YOUR GOAL FOR TOP FOR FOR TWO, FOR THREE, FOR FOUR, FOR FIVE, FOR SIX.

HAVING YOU DO YOU KNOW ALL SIX OF THEM IS IS ONE WAY.

HAVING YOU DO HAVING GOING GOAL BY GOAL MIGHT MOVE THINGS ALONG A LITTLE FASTER AND GET US FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD TODAY.

IT'S UP TO YOU.

I'M GOING TO DEFER TO YOU GUYS.

TELL ME HOW YOU WANT TO DO IT, WHAT YOU'RE MOST COMFORTABLE WITH.

IT DOESN'T MATTER TO ME.

I THINK IF WE GOAL BY GOAL, IT'LL HELP US MOVE THIS.

ALONG IN A QUICKER FASHION.

I AGREE.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO AGREES, COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

HERE'S MY ISSUE WITH THIS.

SO I THINK THIS IS MY FIFTH STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION, AND FOR THE FIFTH TIME, I'M BRINGING IDEAS FORWARD AND EACH TIME SOME OF THOSE IDEAS WE PRIORITIZE IN PREVIOUS STRATEGIC SESSIONS AND THOSE IDEAS HAVE NOT BEEN ACCOMPLISHED FOR WHATEVER REASON.

SO I THINK THAT IT IS.

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NOT EFFICIENT OR IT IS UNFAIR TO CHOOSE TWO GOALS WHEN THEY'RE THERE COULD BE.

TWO NEW PRESSING ISSUES.

AND TWO OLD ISSUES THAT WE'VE BEEN ADVOCATING FOR A LONG TIME, LIKE, YOU KNOW, HOW DO WE HOW DO I CHOOSE BETWEEN, YOU KNOW, AMONG, YOU KNOW, ALL THESE GREAT IDEAS WHEN.

FOR FIVE YEARS, I'VE BEEN ADVOCATING FOR THESE GREAT IDEAS.

I DON'T I DON'T I DON'T KNOW IF THAT MAKES SENSE AND SOME OF THESE THINGS ARE DOABLE AND HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AS, OK, WE'RE ABLE TO DO THEM.

SO HOW WE YOU KNOW, WHAT IS THE SENSE OF PRIORITIZING THINGS? I THINK FOR PART OF IT, I THINK ONE OF THE REASONS WHY WE DID THE OVERALL REAFFIRMING PROJECTS, BECAUSE THEY ALREADY ENCOMPASS STUFF.

AND COMMISSIONER, I KNOW EXACTLY HOW YOU FEEL.

THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS ON THIS LIST THAT I'VE HAD ON HERE FOR MORE YEARS THAN THAT, AND THEY DON'T ALWAYS GET TO.

SO AND I THINK THAT'S PART OF THE THING IS WE GIVE IDEAS AND THEY THE STAFF IS TRIES TO ENCOMPASS AND WORK IT INTO OUR STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR THE YEAR.

CERTAIN THINGS DO GET DERAILED.

BUT I THINK FOR RIGHT NOW, THE PURPOSE IS THE HIGHER LEVEL, BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO BE COMING BACK FROM MORE DRILL DOWN AFTER THIS.

THIS IS JUST OUR FIRST SESSION FOR A START OF THE CONVERSATION.

BUT KATHLEEN AND THEN DO YOU WANT TO OR CITY MANAGER? SO, COMMISSIONER BOLTON, I AGREE WITH YOU.

I UNDERSTAND WHY YOU WOULD BE FRUSTRATED WITH THE LACK, WHAT I'LL CALL A LACK OF A SENSE OF EITHER AN UPDATE OR THE ACCOMPLISHMENT.

AND I KNOW THAT, YOU KNOW, AND I'M NOT GOING TO I'M NOT MEANING ANY.

I'M NOT.

I'M NOT.

WHAT AM I NOT DOING? COMMISSIONER BOLTON HAS FOR THE LAST FOUR AND A HALF YEARS, ADVOCATED, I'M GOING TO SAY, TIRELESSLY FOR A LONG LIST OF THINGS, WOULD YOU AGREE? YES.

AND WE HAVE WORKED VERY DILIGENTLY TO LISTEN TO HIM AND TO INCLUDE THOSE THINGS IN THE LIST.

AND I THINK I THINK IF YOU LOOK AT THE LIST OF IN-PROCESS AND THINGS THAT ARE BEING WORKED ON, THERE'S A LONG LIST OF THINGS THAT THE COMMISSIONER HAS ADVOCATED FOR THAT ARE IN THERE AND THAT ARE BEING WORKED ON.

OUR GOAL TODAY WAS NOT NECESSARILY TO UPDATE THE STATUS OF THAT.

IT WAS TO GET THROUGH REAFFIRMING THE THINGS WHICH ARE BEING WORKED ON, WHICH YOU HAVE, AND TO HEAR FROM YOU WHERE WE NEED TO GO AND THEN COME BACK TO YOU.

BECAUSE I EXPECT BEFORE WE CONCLUDE THIS PROCESS, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO COME BACK TO YOU AT LEAST TWO MORE TIMES TO TALK ABOUT.

ONCE YOU TELL US THE THINGS THAT WE'RE ASKING FOR TODAY, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO COME BACK TO YOU WITH A PRIORITIZATION EXERCISE, UNDERSTANDING THAT YOU SAW.

WE HAD THE THINGS THAT WERE COMPLETED.

WE HAVE THE THINGS THAT ARE IN PROGRESS AND WE HAVE THE THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN I'LL CALL STALLED OUT FOR ANY NUMBER OF REASONS, WHETHER IT WAS BECAUSE OF COVID OR WHETHER IT WAS BECAUSE OF FUNDING OR WHETHER IT WAS BECAUSE OF PRIORITIES HAD RISEN ABOVE THOSE.

WE NEED TO COME BACK AND WORK THROUGH THAT LIST WITH YOU.

THAT WAS NOT OUR GOAL FOR TODAY.

OUR GOAL FOR TODAY WAS TO HEAR FROM YOU AND THEN TAKE WHAT WE HEARD AND TRY TO GET THAT INCORPORATED INTO THE LIST THAT I BELIEVE YOU ARE REFERRING TO SO THAT WE CAN DO JUST THAT, SO THAT WE CAN UPDATE YOU SO THAT YOU KNOW WHERE THE THINGS THAT ARE IN PROGRESS ARE.

IF THINGS HAVE BEEN STALLED, WHY HAVE THEY BEEN STALLED? BUT UNDERSTANDING THAT WE HAVE TO CONTINUOUSLY MOVE FORWARD.

AND SO WHAT WE'RE ASKING FOR THIS AFTERNOON IS TO HEAR FROM YOU ABOUT WHAT YOU KNOW, YOUR TOP TWO PRIORITIES ARE IN EACH CATEGORY.

AND THEN ONCE WE HAVE THAT, KNOWING THAT COMMUNICATION IS AN ISSUE FOR ALL OF YOU, YOU'VE ALL EXPRESSED TO US CONCERNS OR IDEAS OF WAYS TO IMPROVE THE WAY THE CITY COMMUNICATES.

AND THEN POLICE SERVICES, IF WE GET TO IT, IS IS AN ISSUE THAT EVERYONE HAS EXPRESSED CONCERN WITH THAT WE'D LIKE TO TALK ABOUT.

SO THAT'S THAT'S HOW WE INTENDED TO SEE THE AFTERNOON THROUGH AND WHY.

AND I UNDERSTAND, YOU KNOW, COMMISSIONER BOLTON, WHY YOU MIGHT BE CONCERNED ABOUT THAT.

WE DO PLAN TO, LIKE I SAID, GET TO THAT.

IT'S JUST NOT TODAY.

OK.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

JUST SO I UNDERSTAND WE'RE GOING TO TRY AND COME TOGETHER WITH OUR TOP TWO PRIORITIES IN EACH OF THE CATEGORIES, AND HOPEFULLY THERE WILL BE SOME CONSENSUS.

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BUT AS YOU KNOW, I HAVE A VERY LONG LIST HERE, SO I WANT TO MAKE SURE AT SOME POINT THAT I GET MY LIST OF PRIORITIES, WHICH MAY NOT BE ANY OF THESE IN THERE.

SO WE WILL BE DOING THAT AT ANOTHER MEETING? YEAH, WE WILL.

AND AS YOU KNOW, WE DISTRIBUTED TO YOU THE PRIORITIES, THE LIST, AND THERE'S COMMISSION AS A WHOLE.

AND THEN THERE'S A NUMBER OF SUBTOPICS AND IT'S FOUR IT'S FOUR PAGES.

SO WE ARE WE ARE WORKING ON A MORE SYSTEMATIC WAY TO GET THROUGH THIS.

AND SOME OF THESE THINGS ARE JUST A YES OR NO.

FOR INSTANCE, I'M NOT JUST GONNA STEAL COMMISSIONER VILLALOBOS'S THUNDER, BUT OUR VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS'S THUNDER.

BUT IN THE SHORT TIME THAT HE'S BEEN HERE, HE'S IDENTIFIED LITTERING AS A BIG ISSUE.

OK, BIG ISSUE FOR HIM, THAT'S NOT A WE HAVE A PROPOSAL FOR HOW TO BEGIN TO DEAL WITH THAT.

WE'VE BEEN DEALING WITH THAT BASED ON WHAT WE HEARD FROM ALL OF YOU PRIOR TO HIS ARRIVAL.

IT'S NOT AS MUCH TRASH AS OUR EMPLOYEES PICK UP.

IT'S NOT GETTING BETTER.

IT SEEMS LIKE LITTERING IS GETTING WORSE.

SO LITTERING IS AN ONGOING OPERATIONAL ISSUE FOR US.

I'M NOT SURE THAT IT'S STRATEGIC IN NATURE, BUT IT'S A PROBLEM IN THE COMMUNITY AND ONE THAT WE HAVE TO ADDRESS AS STAFF.

I'M NOT EXPECTING ANY PUSHBACK FROM THE COMMISSION ABOUT.

WE DON'T WANT YOU TO PICK UP THE TRASH THAT YOU SEE LAYING ON THE GROUND.

I DON'T THINK THAT'S, YOU KNOW, WHAT WE'RE GOING TO HEAR.

WE JUST NEED TO YOU KNOW, YOU'VE BROUGHT IT TO US BEFORE WE'VE DEALT WITH IT.

IT JUST FOR WHATEVER REASON SEEMS TO BE GETTING MUCH WORSE.

YOU KNOW, WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO DEAL WITH A DIFFERENT WAY.

BUT IT'S YOU KNOW, THE LIST IS LONG LIKE THAT.

BUT THEN THERE ARE THERE ARE STRATEGIC ISSUES ADDITIONALLY ON THE LIST OF THINGS LIKE IMPROVING SCHOOLS AND IS IT TIME FOR AN EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE? AND IS THAT THE PATH FOR IMPROVING SCHOOLS? AND SO AT SOME POINT WE HAVE TO GET BACK TO YOU FOR SOME DECISIONS ON THINGS LIKE THAT SO THAT WE CAN INCORPORATE THOSE IN THE PLAN AS WELL, WHICH IS WHY WE'D LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU, THE TOP TWO IN EACH CATEGORY FROM YOU TODAY SO THAT WE CAN BEGIN TO PRIORITIZE AND PARE THAT DOWN BASED ON WHAT YOU TELL US.

OK, I THINK FROM A PROCEDURAL.

WAY TO GO ABOUT THIS, I THINK IF EACH OF US STARTS WITH ONE AND GOES THROUGH IT AND THEN EACH OF US GOES TO TWO AND GOES THROUGH IT, RATHER THAN ME GOING ONE THROUGH SIX AND THEN SOMEBODY ELSE, THAT I THINK WILL NOT ACCOMPLISH WHAT WE NEED TO.

THAT'S JUST MY OPINION.

OK, WELL, THAT'S THE WAY WE PLANNED IT.

BUT I OFFER IT UP AS AN ALTERNATIVE IS UP TO YOU.

I MEAN, THIS IS THIS IS THE POINT WHERE YOU'RE TALKING AND WE'RE LISTENING TO YOU.

THAT'S WHAT.

I WAS SAYING BEFOREHAND, COMMISSIONER BOLTON, YOU ARE LIT AGAIN.

YEAH, I JUST THINK A BETTER WAY WOULD BE OK, WE'RE GOING DOWN THE LIST AND VICE MAYOR SAYS, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A LITTERING ISSUE IN TAMARAC.

STAFF SAYS, OK, I THINK OF A WAY TO SOLVE THAT IS THROUGH AN ORDINANCE WHERE WE CAN SAY IF YOU LITTER, IT'S GOING TO BE TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS, FINE, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH.

AND WE'RE LIKE, OK, THAT'S A GREAT IDEA.

YOU FIX IT AND YOU MOVE ON.

YOU KNOW, WE HAVE THESE IDEAS AND QUITE FRANKLY, WE COME HERE EVERY YEAR, WE TALK ABOUT THEM.

THEN STAFF SAYS, OK, LET'S LOOK INTO IT AND WE'RE GOING TO DO IT.

AND THEN WE COME TO ANOTHER MEETING AND THEN YOU SAY, LET'S REAFFIRM WHAT YOU SAID LAST YEAR.

THEN WE COME WITH NEW IDEAS.

AND THEN THE NEXT YEAR YOU SAY, OK, LET'S REAFFIRM WHAT YOU SAID THE YEAR BEFORE AND LAST YEAR, AND THEN IT CONTINUES TO GO LIKE THAT.

AND FOR FIVE YEARS WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE SAME IDEAS AND NOTHING HAS HAPPENED, QUITE FRANKLY.

DIANE GLASSER, I LOVE HER.

SHE'S DEAD.

ED HE'S DEAD.

AND SO I DON'T WANT TO BE ONE OF THOSE COMMISSIONERS WHO TALKED ABOUT GREAT IDEAS FOR 12 YEARS AND THEN FIND MYSELF IN A CASKET NOT KNOWING WHAT HAPPENED.

SO WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT THESE IDEAS, WHAT WE WHAT WE WOULD LIKE AND FIND SOLUTIONS FOR THEM TODAY, LIKE END OF DISCUSSION.

I DON'T WANT TO BE GOING THROUGH THIS OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

WE GIVE YOU A LIST OF THINGS WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT THEM AND WE WANT SOLUTIONS.

AT LEAST I WANT SOLUTIONS FOR MY ISSUES.

MY RESIDENTS ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING WHAT SOLUTIONS WE HAVE FOR THAT.

SO I'M NOT GOING TO FOLLOW THIS TWO THIS TWO PRIORITIES RULE.

IS NOT GOING TO WORK FOR ME.

I'M NOT GOING TO DO IT.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

I THINK ONE OF THE REASONS WHY THERE IS A REQUEST TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY THIS TIME IS SO WE CAN GET TO THOSE INITIATIVES THROUGH THE TWO TO THREE MORE DAY PROCESS THAT WE HAVE.

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AND BE ABLE TO FINALLY HAVE SOME OUR INITIATIVES TAKEN CARE OF.

OF COURSE, WE ALSO LIKE TO DO A WHOLE LOT OF THINGS AND WE DON'T ALWAYS HAVE THE CAPITAL OR TIME OR ABILITY TO DO SO.

VICE MAYOR.

IS THERE A WAY THAT WE CAN DISCUSS ALL THE ITEMS WHEN ALLOCATED TIME FOR EACH VERSUS SOMEONE HIJACKING THE ENTIRE TIME JUST ON ONE SUBJECT? THIS WAY, WE JUST RUN DOWN THROUGH THE ENTIRE LIST.

IT'S.

JUST ALLOCATING TWO MINUTES DISCUSSION.

TALK ABOUT ALL THE THINGS WE WANT AND SEE IF WE HAVE CONSENSUS ON THOSE THINGS.

NOW WE'RE BEING TOLD THAT, OK, LET'S TALK ABOUT WHAT WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT.

AND THEN YOU SELECT TWO THINGS.

I WANT MY 30 MINUTES TO TALK ABOUT ALL THE PRIORITIES THAT I HAVE, LAUNCH THEM.

AND IF THEY DON'T WORK FOR MY COLLEAGUES THEY DON'T WORK AND IF THEY WORK, WE KEEP THEM ON THE LIST.

I'M NOT GOING TO KEEP ON DOING STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETINGS, COME BACK YEAR AFTER YEAR AND HAVE THE IDEAS STALLED.

NOT GOING TO DO IT.

WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE ALL THE IDEAS THAT I HAVE.

I WANT MY 30 MINUTES TO TALK ABOUT ALL THE IDEAS.

IF THEY WORK FOR MY COLLEAGUES, THEY'LL WORK.

IF THEY DON'T WORK, WE STRIKE THEM.

FOR THOSE THAT WORK, WE MOVE ON WITH THEM.

THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO DO.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR OPINION, COMMISSIONER BOLTON WE HAVE HEARD YOU.

VICE MAYOR YOU HAD THE FLOOR.

YOU'RE GOOD.

YEAH.

GOOD WITH EITHER WAY OR YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC ONE YOU WISH TO DO? NO, I THINK JUST ALLOCATING A SPECIFIC AMOUNT OF TIME FOR EVERY ITEM THAT HAS BEEN ALREADY PROPOSED HERE, IN MY OPINION, WOULD BE GOOD.

SO THAT WAS THE REASON WHY IT WAS 30 MINUTES.

PRESUMABLY EVERYBODY WOULD HAVE FIVE MINUTES PER TOPIC BECAUSE THERE'S SIX TOPICS.

AND THAT WAS THE ORIGINAL REASON FOR GOING THAT ROUTE.

WELL, MADAM MAYOR, WHAT I WAS WHAT I WAS GOING TO SAY WAS WE THIS IS FOR YOU, OK? THAT WAS THAT'S WHY WE'RE HERE.

THIS IS FOR YOU.

IT'S FOR US TO LISTEN TO YOU.

AND I UNDERSTAND, YOU KNOW, WHERE COMMISSIONER BOLTON IS COMING FROM.

AND IF THAT'S THE PREFERENCE OF THE COMMISSION, THEN LET'S HEAR WHAT IT IS THAT YOU WANT .

THEN.

OK.

THEN LET'S GO WITH THE ORIGINAL PLAN.

IT'LL BE EASIER THAT WAY.

AND ALSO BUT EVERYBODY ON THIS COMMISSION NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THERE'S GOING TO BE A TIMER OVER THERE FOR 30 MINUTES.

AT TWENTY FIVE MINUTES, I WILL GO FIVE MINUTE WARNING.

AND IF YOU'RE NOT DONE IN 30 MINUTES, WE'RE DONE BECAUSE WE HAVE TO BE RESPECTFUL OF EVERYBODY'S TIME.

EVERYBODY HAS A LONG LIST HERE, EVERYBODY.

PRESUMABLY, WE'RE MOVING FORWARD IN THE SAME DIRECTION, WHICH WILL BE GREAT, BUT THIS WAY EVERYBODY HAS THE OPPORTUNITY.

SO THE ROTATION OF WHICH WE'RE GOING TO DO, WE'RE GOING TO GO WITH THE VICE MAYOR FIRST, DISTRICT ONE, DISTRICT TWO.

WE WILL THEN HAVE A BREAK.

WE WILL GO TO DISTRICT FOUR AND THEN WE'LL GO FOR MYSELF.

SO IT IS CURRENTLY 1:24.

AND WE'LL START THE CLOCK ROLLING CAN WE GET SOME CLARIFICATION BECAUSE AGAIN, I KNOW COMMISSIONER BOLTON ADVISED HOW HE'S GOING TO PROCEED, AND THAT'S FINE.

WE'RE LISTENING.

RIGHT.

I'M JUST SAYING I BUT I'D LIKE IT TO BE CONSISTENT, IF THAT'S THE WAY THAT.

IT IS CONSISTENT.

I SAID WHAT I WANTED.

THE MAYOR AGREED.

SHE'S THE MAYOR.

SHE'S PRESIDING AND SHE STARTED AND THE CLOCK IS STARTING.

NOT WE'RE NOT I WILL GIVE YOU YOUR FULL 30 MINUTES.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY.

WE'RE JUST GOING TO DO THE 30 MINUTES OF PEOPLE, TAKE THE 30 MINUTES, GREAT, BUT IT'S UP TO EACH PERSON ON THIS COMMISSION TO REALIZE THERE ARE SIX TOPICS.

THERE ARE SIX STRATEGIC PLANS AND IT WILL BE REQUEST.

IT'S REQUESTED THAT WHEN YOU'RE GOING THROUGH YOU SAY STRATEGIC PLAN ONE STRATEGIC PLAN TWO PLEASE ORGANIZE THAT AS SUCH TO HELP.

OUR CITY MANAGER, CAN WE JUST IN TERMS OF FACILITATING THIS, WE HAVE WE PROVIDED YOU WITH SEVERAL LISTS.

CAN I CAN I JUST WANT TO BE SURE WE'RE ALL WORKING FROM THE SAME LIST AT THIS POINT.

AT THIS TIME, WE SHOULD ALL BE LOOKING FOR WORKING FROM THE LIST THAT WAS PROVIDED IN OUR AGENDA BOOKS.

IS THERE A NEWER LIST THAN THAT? I JUST WANT TO AFFIRM THAT WE'RE ALL WORKING FROM THE SAME LIST BEFORE WE GET STARTED.

IS ALL.

EVERYBODY PLEASE CONFIRM VICE MAYOR THAT YOU ARE WORKING FROM THE 122 11:00 A.M.

VICE MAYOR.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE SAME LIST.

NO, COMMISSIONER PLACKO PLEASE LOOK FROM THE LIST IN YOUR BACK OF YOUR BOOK.

AND COMMISSIONER, WHAT DO I HEAR THAT YOU CONFIRM THE BACK OF THE BOOK FROM 11 22 THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

SO.

RULES OF ROAD HAVE BEEN LAID, VICE MAYOR.

ARE YOU READY? YOU'RE 30.

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YES, THANK YOU MAYOR.

SO I DON'T HAVE A LONG LIST, BUT IT'S JUST SOME STUFF THAT HAS BEEN COMING UP THROUGH MY TIME.

AND ALSO, AS THE DAYS GOES ON, AS FAR AS GO NUMBER ONE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR YOUTH, I BELIEVE THAT OUR SOCIETY IS BASED ON THE ATTITUDE THAT YOUTH BRINGS FORWARD.

SO I THINK IMPLEMENTING SOME SORT OF PROGRAM WHERE THEY CAN PARTNER WITH THE CITY WHEN IT COMES TO INTERNSHIPS, WHETHER IT'S, YOU KNOW, GETTING WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY BECAUSE THEY HAVE AN INSPIRATION TO BECOME AN ATTORNEY OR A CITY MANAGER OR PERHAPS EVEN JUST IN POLITICS, WOULD BE WONDERFUL FOR INFRASTRUCTURE.

IF WE CAN LOOK INTO SIDEWALKS, SOME SIDEWALKS ARE BEING LIFTED DUE TO THE TREE ROOTS.

AND I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT IF WE CAN MAYBE HAVE STAFF WALK OR EVEN DRIVE AROUND AND LOOK AT SIDEWALKS, PERHAPS EVEN WINDING SOME SIDEWALKS.

I WAS WALKING ON WESTWOOD DRIVE ONE DAY AND I'M KIND OF BROAD, BUT I WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO WALK SIDE BY SIDE WITH SOMEONE.

SO THEY EITHER HAVE TO BE IN FRONT OF ME OR BEHIND ME.

SO PERHAPS SOMETHING LIKE THAT WOULD WORK.

WASTE MANAGEMENT IS A CONCERN TO ME.

SO THAT'S SOMETHING THAT I WOULD LIKE TO LOOK INTO.

I'VE HEARD COMPLAINTS FROM CONDOMINIUMS WHERE WASTE IS BEING TAKEN OUT, GARBAGE FALLS ON THE FLOOR, BUT THEY DON'T PICK THAT UP.

AND THEN THE MAINTENANCE COMPANY FOR THE ASSOCIATION ALSO LACKS IN THAT AREA.

SO IT'S A COMBINATION OF WASTE MANAGEMENT HANDLING IT, IF THEY'RE THE ONES PULLING THE BIG CONTAINERS OUT.

WHEN IT COMES TO TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC, I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE BEING MINDFUL WITH REDEVELOPMENT.

I KNOW WE ARE IN A REDEVELOPMENT STAGE AND I PERCEIVE WE WILL BE GETTING MORE CONDOMINIUMS, APARTMENTS AND HOUSING.

SO, YOU KNOW, JUST MAKE SURE THAT OUR TRAFFIC CONGESTION STUDIES GO ACCORDINGLY TO WHAT WHAT'S WHAT'S GOOD AND WHAT'S BAD WHEN IT COMES TO BUS BENCHES AND SHELTERS.

THERE'S BEEN SEVERAL TIMES WHERE I HAVE SEEN PEOPLE STAND OR SIT ON THE SIDEWALK BECAUSE THERE'S NO BUS BENCHES.

I'VE HAVE SEEN PEOPLE GET WET DURING RAINY SEASON BECAUSE THERE'S NO SHELTERS.

SO ALL THE BUS BENCHES IN OUR AREA, ESPECIALLY, YOU KNOW, IN TAMARAC, I KNOW THEY'RE COUNTY BASED, BUT I WOULD LIKE SOMETHING TO BE DONE WITH THAT.

AND I KNOW EARLY ON IT'S WORKING ON SOMETHING FOR ME WHEN IT COMES TO THAT ON THE NEXT PAGE OF OTHER QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUES REGARDING HOMELESSNESS AND START A TASK FORCE.

AND I THINK THERE'S THREE OF US IN HERE WITH THIS SAME ITEM.

I DID SPEAK TO OUR BSO CAPTAIN.

AND HE IS HAVING SOMEONE LOOK A LITTLE BIT MORE INTO AREAS WHERE WHERE THERE'S PANHANDLING, WHERE THERE'S PEOPLE JUST HANGING OUT AND DRINKING AND AREAS OF CONCERN THAT THE RESIDENTS HAVE WHEN IT COMES TO GOAL NUMBER TWO WITH THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AND COMMUNITY POLICING, PERHAPS, I THINK I BELIEVE COMMISSIONER GELIN ONE TIME BROUGHT THIS UP LAST YEAR WITH OUR OWN POLICE STATION VERSUS BSO AND THE RELATIONSHIP THE COMMUNITY HAS WITH BSO, SO EITHER WE NEED TO IMPROVE THAT OR MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE THE RIGHT PROCEDURES WHEN IT COMES TO THAT.

I WAS LOOKING AT THE FIRE MAP AND OUR E.M.S.

RESPONSE TIME WHEN IT COMES TO GOAL NUMBER TWO.

AND IT'S A KINGS POINT FIRE STATION.

AND I BELIEVE THIS HAS THIS HAS BEEN BROUGHT UP BEFORE.

AND LOOKING AT THE MAP WITH THE CHIEF PERHAPS ANOTHER ADDITIONAL FIRE STATION WHERE, YOU KNOW, NOT EVEN A FIRE STATION, JUST MAYBE AN EMS, JUST TRANSPORTATION WISE, TO GET TO THE SENIORS QUICKER WOULD BENEFIT THE COMMUNITY AS FAR AS SPECIFICALLY THAT AREA IN MY DISTRICT.

AND THAT GOES WITH THE SECOND IN LINE WITH THE RESPONSE TIME FOR FIRE AND EMS. GOAL NUMBER THREE, IT'S BUSINESSES, SO I'M HUGE ON THIS ONE HERE, PARTICULARLY BECAUSE OUR PLAZAS, AS WE ALL KNOW, ARE RUN DOWN.

THE LANDLORDS ARE NOT DOING THEIR BEST OR ANY ATTEMPT TO EVEN FIX THE FACADE OR REPAINT.

SO SOMETHING, AN ORDINANCE PERHAPS THAT.

ENFORCES OR GIVES THE THE CITY A BIT MORE POWER TO SAY, HEY, YOU NEED TO PAINT

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THIS, AND IF WE DO EVEN HAVE THAT IN PLACE NOW TO BE ENFORCED MORE HEAVILY, THAT'S A BIG THING.

AND, YOU KNOW, I FACE THAT ISSUE.

I'VE SEEN IT.

AND I THINK WE ALL HAVE.

AND I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT SHOULD PERHAPS AN ORDINANCE TO.

TO REALLY GO AFTER THAT, TO BEAUTIFY OUR COMMUNITIES, I AM ON GOAL NUMBER THREE, CUTTING TAXES, I FORGOT WHAT I WHAT I MENTIONED ABOUT THAT.

IT'S A COUPLE OF US ON THAT AS WELL.

AND.

YOU KNOW, THE ROLL BACK IN OUR TAX MILLAGE IS GREAT, NOT INCREASING, IT IS, OF COURSE, BETTER FOR OUR COMMUNITY, ESPECIALLY DURING THESE TIMES.

SO I WON'T COMMENT MUCH ON THAT.

AS FAR AS CUTTING SPENDING, WASTEFUL SPENDING, I'M NEVER FOR IT.

THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT, WE'VE ALREADY TALKED ABOUT THAT.

AND I THINK WE'RE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE WHEN IT COMES TO FAST TRACK.

DEVELOPERS DO NOT WANT TO WAIT THREE, FOUR OR FIVE MONTHS TO BE TOLD YOU CAN'T DO IT THIS WAY.

YOU CAN'T DO IT THAT WAY.

SO I BELIEVE A FAST TRACK PROCESS WHERE AHEAD OF TIME THEY KNOW WHAT THEY'RE ALLOWED TO DO WILL HELP EVERYONE INVOLVED.

I'M GOING TO SKIP ON THE ADDITIONAL HOMESTEAD.

GOAL NUMBER THREE WHEN IT COMES TO LITTERING.

SO I WAS THINKING ABOUT A PROGRAM WHERE THE CITY CAN PARTICIPATE WITH THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS, AS COMMISSIONER PLACKO AND SOME OF US KNOW, A LOT OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO WALK AND THEY CARRY BAGS WITH THEM, THEY PICK UP LITTER AND THEY LOVE DOING IT.

THEY REALLY ENJOY DOING IT.

AND I BELIEVE AN INITIATIVE WHERE WE CAN DO IT MONTHLY, HAVE THE COMMISSION, YOU KNOW, TEAM WITH THE COMMISSION, YOU KNOW, TEAM UP WITH THE COMMISSION AND CLEAN THE STREETS ONCE A MONTH WOULD BE A GOOD INITIATIVE TO WORK WITH THE COMMUNITY.

THIS WHERE WE BUILD THAT RELATIONSHIP WITH THE COMMUNITY AND AS WELL AS KEEP THE STREETS CLEANER, BUT ALSO PERHAPS HAVING STAFF TWO TO THREE DAYS A WEEK DRIVE AROUND TO PICK UP LITTER.

IT TAKES ME ABOUT AN HOUR FOR ME TO DRIVE MY ENTIRE DISTRICT, GETTING OFF AND ON OF THE VEHICLE, PICK ANYTHING UP THAT I NEED TO PICK UP.

SO I BELIEVE STAFF CAN ALSO DO THAT WITH A TIMELY MANNER.

AND I KNOW THERE'S A COST INVOLVED IN THAT BECAUSE YOU WOULD HAVE TO ADD ADDITIONAL WORKFORCE LABOR TIME.

THERE IS A BUFFER WALL BEING PROPOSED IN SOUTHGATE, BUT I DO BELIEVE THAT A BUFFER WALL ON PINE ISLAND BETWEEN 81 AND 77 SHOULD TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER ANY WALL BECAUSE THAT WHOLE SIDE IS JUST JUST ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE.

SO THAT'S ACTUALLY A VERY HOT ITEM, PARTICULARLY FOR ME.

SO IF WE CAN LOOK INTO THAT, THAT WOULD BE REALLY FANTASTIC.

PINE ISLAND BETWEEN 81 AND 77 ON THE WEST SIDE OF IT.

I WANT TO PROPOSE A PARK, SO I'M STILL I'M STILL ON THE BOTTOM OF PAGE GOAL NUMBER FOUR, PROPOSING A PARK ON 108 NORTHWEST 108TH, PERHAPS A DOG PARK OR SOMETHING TO USE THAT LAND, WHICH IS THE FURTHEST WEST OF TAMARAC AND KINGS POINT AREA.

THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE AND RESIDENTS THAT WALK THEIR DOGS AND WALK THAT PARTICULAR STREET AND PERHAPS EVEN GOING.

AS FAR AS NAMING THE PARK AFTER DIANA GLASSER WOULD BE A FANTASTIC IDEA.

MORE PROGRAMS FOR VETERANS.

THAT IS SOMETHING I'M LOOKING INTO, I DON'T HAVE ALL THE FULL DETAILS, SO I'M GOING TO HOLD OFF ON THAT.

AND I THINK THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE CAN I CAN DO ALONG THE WAY, INCREASING PROMOTING AWARENESS OF ACTIVITIES.

THERE ARE A LOT OF RESIDENTS THAT DO NOT KNOW WHAT WE DO WHEN WE HAVE ACTIVITIES, WHEN WE DON'T HAVE ACTIVITIES.

SO PERHAPS IF WE CAN SOMEHOW SHARE THAT INFORMATION TO EVERYONE, EVEN TAM-A-GRAM.

I HAVE I HAD A RESIDENT THAT SAID THEY DIDN'T KNOW THAT WE EVEN HAD A TAM-A-GRAM AND

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THEY'VE BEEN LIVING HERE FOR EIGHT YEARS.

SO FOR SOME REASON THEY'RE NOT GETTING IT.

THAT WAS KIND OF ODD.

BUT THAT'S WHAT THEY TOLD ME SO.

SO AS I'M GOING TO GOAL NUMBER FIVE, EDUCATING LONGTIME RESIDENT OF CHANGING THE COMMUNITY AND INCREASING COMMUNITY OUTREACH? YOU KNOW, WE ALREADY SAW THE DEMOGRAPHICS ARE CHANGING, SO IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT OUR RESIDENTS OUR LONG TERM RESIDENTS UNDERSTAND THAT WE DO HAVE A 2040 MINDSET WHEN IT COMES TO TAMARAC.

WE HAVE TO, AS OUR CITY MANAGER HAS SAID REPEATEDLY, WE HAVE TO LOOK BACK.

YOU KNOW, IN 2040 AND SAYING DID WE MAKE GOOD DECISIONS IN 2021 AND OR WHATEVER YEAR IT IS AND WHEN WE DO REDEVELOPMENT, WHEN WE DECIDE ON PROJECTS, WHEN WE MAKE DECISIONS FOR EVERYONE, WE HAVE TO LOOK BACK BECAUSE.

CLEARLY, MANY OF THE PREVIOUS COMMISSIONS, THEY WERE NOT THINKING FORWARD, THEY WERE THINKING AT THE MOMENT OR EVEN PERHAPS JUST A COUPLE OF YEARS DOWN THE ROAD, BUT I DON'T THINK THEY REALLY SAW THE FUTURE OF IT.

AND THAT'S WHY WE'RE NOW DEALING WITH WE DON'T HAVE SHOPPING CENTERS.

WE DON'T HAVE CERTAIN THINGS.

WE LACK CERTAIN THINGS.

AND WE HAD TO HAVE A FORWARD MOMENTUM THINKING WHEN IT COMES TO REDEVELOPMENT AND EVERYTHING THAT WE DO IN OUR CITY.

WITH THAT, I HEAR MY TIME.

THANK YOU, VICE MAYOR.

WE ARE NOW GOING TO GIVE THE CITY CLERK A MOMENT SO SHE CAN DO WHAT SHE NEEDS TO DO AND THEN RESET US.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON, YOUR 30 MINUTES BEGINS NOW.

THANK YOU.

OK, SO IN GOAL NUMBER ONE ON THE EDUCATION, I HAVE CITY FUNDED AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS AND CITY FUNDED MENTORSHIP PROGRAMS, AS WELL AS CITY FUNDED TUTORING PROGRAMS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HOAS AND THE CITY.

SO I BELIEVE THAT THIS IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE IF WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION AND HAVING OUR OUR KIDS THRIVE AND HAVING BETTER SCHOOLS, WE HAVE TO START FOCUSING ON THE KIDS THEMSELVES.

SO FOCUSING ON THE SCHOOLS REALLY AND TRULY AREN'T NECESSARILY GOING TO HELP US.

SO LET'S TAKE BOYD ANDERSON AND FOR FOR A MINUTE.

BOYD ANDERSON, YOU HAVE KIDS FROM TAMARAC, NORTH LAUDERDALE, LAUDERDALE LAKES AND THAT SORT OF STUFF.

SO FOCUSING ON BOYD ANDERSON, AS A SCHOOL IS PROBABLY NOT THE BEST USE OF OUR TIME.

AND I KNOW THAT I'VE EVOLVED IN THAT OPINION FOCUSING ON OUR KIDS THAT GO TO BOYD ANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL WOULD BE A BETTER APPROACH AND.

ALLOWING OTHER CITIES TO REALIZE, LIKE, HEY, IF YOU FOCUS ON YOUR KIDS GOING TO THOSE SCHOOLS AS WELL, THEN NOW WE HAVE QUALITY STUDENTS GOING TO THAT SCHOOL, WHICH IN TURN, YOU KNOW, IMPROVES THE SCHOOL RATING.

SO.

IF WE CAN START FOCUSING ON OUR KIDS, MAKING SURE THAT THEY ARE THAT THEY HAVE THEIR HOMEWORK AND DONE OR MENTORING THEM, HOWEVER WE COME UP WITH WHATEVER SOLUTION WE COME UP, COME UP TO WITH THAT.

THAT WILL BE GREAT.

SO I GUESS THE NEXT MEETING BRING BACK SOME SOLUTIONS FOR THOSE AND BRING BACK TIMELINES WHETHER WE CAN DO IT OR NOT.

UNDER INFRASTRUCTURE.

WORK WITH FPNL TO CHANGE OUT OUTDATED POWER POLES AND POWER LINES, SO SO THEN I'M GOING TO POSE THIS QUESTION TO YOU, MR. MANAGER.

IS THIS A FUNCTION FOR THE CITY OR IS THIS A FUNCTION FOR FPNL OR CAN THE CITY WORK WITH FPNL TO MAKE THOSE CHANGES?

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COMMISSIONER BOLTON, IT WOULD BE A FUNCTION OF FPNL.

THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT FPNL HAS JUST LAUNCHED AN ENTIRELY NEW STORM PREPAREDNESS HARDENING INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM THAT THEY'RE GOING TO SPEND COUNTLESS BILLIONS OF DOLLARS ON ACCORDING TO THEIR LATEST INFORMATION.

AND SO WHAT WE WOULD WANT TO DO WOULD BE TO GET WITH OUR REPRESENTATIVE AND POSSIBLY YOURSELF OR OTHER MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION AND SIT WITH THEM AND EXPLAIN HOW IMPORTANT IT IS IN THIS COMMUNITY WHERE SO MUCH INVESTMENT IS BEING MADE IN THE INFRASTRUCTURE BY THE CITY THAT FEMA WILL FOLLOW SUIT AND MATCH THAT INVESTMENT WITH INVESTMENT OF THEIR OWN.

RIGHT.

THAT'S A GREAT IDEA.

ONE OF MY SOLUTIONS IS THAT I WANT STAFF TO WRITE A LETTER TO FPNL, OUR PERSON, AT FPNL TELLING THEM HOW IMPORTANT IT IS THAT THIS IS DONE.

COPY ME OR US ON THAT LETTER AND THEN.

TRACK THE PROGRESS SO THAT THE RESIDENTS WHO ARE ASKING ME TO MAKE THESE CHANGES FOR THEM, I CAN IN TURN GO BACK TO THEM AND SAY, OK, THIS IS WHAT WE'RE DOING AND THIS IS HOW WE'RE TRACKING THE PROGRESS.

AND WHO KNOWS, MAYBE WE'LL GET A TIMELINE ON IT.

SO I THINK THAT'S GREAT.

TELL US ABOUT THE EAST SIDE WATER DISTRIBUTION EXPANSION THAT WOULD INCLUDE TUSCAN VILLAS ON THE EAST SIDE.

COMMISSIONER, I'M GOING TO ACTUALLY ASK JACK STRAIN IF HE WOULD IF HE WOULD ADDRESS THAT.

I KNOW THAT HE HAS A TIMELINE IN HIS HEAD BASED ON THE WORK THAT THEY'RE DOING NOW FOR WHEN THAT'S GOING TO OCCUR.

SO, JACK, ARE YOU OUT THERE? YES.

YES, I'M HERE.

GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS.

THE CONSULTANT IS GOING THROUGH THE NO GO GO EVALUATION RIGHT NOW OR HE'S REACHED OUT TO ALL THE PERMITTING ENTITIES AFTER SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT, ET CETERA.

AND WE'RE SUPPOSED TO HEAR BACK FROM THEM WITHIN THE NEXT MONTH WITH AN ANALYSIS OF THAT.

I'M PRETTY SURE IT'S GOING TO BE A GO, BUT WE DECIDED THAT WE WOULD BE VERY IT WOULD BE VERY PRUDENT TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL OF THE PERMITTING ENTITIES WERE GOING TO BE ON BOARD BEFORE WE WENT DOWN THIS PATH TO SPEND, YOU KNOW, APPROXIMATELY NINE TO TEN MILLION DOLLARS ON A PROJECT IF IT WAS NOT GOING TO BE PERMITTED PROPERLY.

SO.

SO THAT'S WHERE WE'RE AT RIGHT NOW.

AND HOPEFULLY WHEN THAT ALL COMES BACK AND WE HAVE THE PROPER DOCUMENTATION, THEN WE WILL WE'VE ALREADY GOT THE APPROVAL FROM THE COMMISSION TO GO FORWARD ON THIS.

BUT TASK ONE WAS THE NO GO GO EVALUATION, AND THAT IS DUE AT THE END OF FEBRUARY.

AND SO ONCE WE GET THAT, I'M ASSUMING IT'S GOING TO BE A GO.

BUT WHAT YOU DO WHEN YOU ASSUME SO, I'M GOING TO WAIT FOR THE ACTUAL CLARIFICATION AND PAPERWORK TO EITHER ALLOW US TO GO FORWARD OR NOT GO FORWARD.

AND THEN I'LL BE I'LL OBVIOUSLY ALLOW ALERT THE CITY MANAGER THAT WE'VE REVIEWED THE PROCESS AND WE ARE GOING FORWARD OR WHATEVER WE'RE DOING.

AND THAT'LL BE AT THE END OF FEBRUARY.

OK, SO THAT THINGS ARE NOT IN JACK'S HEAD, I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A TIMELINE ON THAT PROJECT.

SO PHASE ONE, GO NO, GO, PHASE TWO, WHATEVER IT IS, PHASE THREE, AND THEN GO LIKE THAT SO THAT I KNOW WHAT THE TIMELINE IS FOR THE PROJECT.

AND I CAN ALSO TELL MY RESIDENTS, OK, THIS IS WHAT'S HAPPENING.

SO IS THAT AMENABLE TO YOU, MANAGER, FOR YOU TO GET BACK TO ME WITH A TIMELINE THAT IS SPELLED OUT, AT LEAST BASED ON HOW STAFF FEELS THAT IT CAN GET THROUGH TO THE END OF THIS PROJECT? YES, COMMISSIONER, ONCE WE HAVE A REPORT FROM THE CONSULTANT ABOUT THE GO NO GO, EVERYTHING FALLS INTO PLACE AFTER THAT.

SO WE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH THAT VERY, VERY SOON, JUST AS SOON AS WE HAVE THAT INFORMATION.

FABULOUS.

OK.

TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION, WHAT DEPARTMENT WOULD BE, WHO WOULD WE ENGAGE TO TALK

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ABOUT INCENTIVE PROGRAMS FOR CARPOOLING? IS THIS SOMETHING THAT WE TALK TO, LET'S SAY, VAL ABOUT TO TRY TO GET SOME SORT OF A GRANT FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT? OR IS THIS RON BOOK OR HOW DO WE GET A PROGRAM LIKE THIS GOING? I THINK THE FIRST STEP WOULD BE TO SPEAK TO BROWARD COUNTY AS THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TRANSPORTATION IN A COUNTY WIDE BASIS, SPEAK TO BROWARD COUNTY, SPEAK TO THE MPO, AND THEN BASED ON THE FEEDBACK THAT WE GET FROM BROWARD COUNTY OR FROM THE MPO, MOVE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, AT WHICH POINT YOU WOULD UTILIZE RON BOOK OR IF IT'S THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, THEN WE WOULD ENGAGE OF AL OF THAT AT THAT POINT.

BUT I THINK WE WOULD START LOCALLY WITH BROWARD COUNTY AND ASK THEM THROUGH THE SURTAX PROGRAM WHAT FUNDING MIGHT BE AVAILABLE FOR SOME TYPE OF INCENTIVES TO GET VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD.

OK, SO THEN CAN YOU TALK TO BROWARD COUNTY AND THEN GET BACK TO ME WITH WHAT YOU'VE SAID AND HOW WE CAN MOVE FORWARD? YES ALL RIGHT, SO I SIT ON THE BROWARD COUNTY ACTION AGENCY, SO I'M GOING TO DEAL WITH, YOU KNOW, WORKING WITH THE AGENCY TO PROVIDE FREE BUS PASSES SO STAFF DOES NOT HAVE TO WORK ON THAT.

WE'VE ALREADY TALKED ABOUT EXPANSION OF THE BUS SERVICES PAST FOUR FORTY ONE.

I THINK STAFF HEARD ME WITH MY DESIRE TO HAVE SERVICES PAST FOUR FORTY ONE AND WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THAT WITH THE COUNTY AND WITH THE PENNY TAX SITUATION.

HAVE WE WORKED WITH BROWARD IN THE PAST TO SYNCH TRAFFIC LIGHTS BETTER? HAVE WE APPROACHED THEM ABOUT THAT SORT OF IDEA? YES, YES, WE DO, WE SPEAK TO THEM FREQUENTLY ABOUT THAT, BECAUSE, AS YOU KNOW, THERE ARE FREQUENT COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE TIMING OF TRAFFIC LIGHTS, PARTICULARLY ON COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD, PARTICULARLY GETTING WORSE THE FURTHER EAST YOU GO TOWARDS AND BEYOND FOUR FORTY ONE.

THE BROWARD COUNTY HAS WHAT I WILL DESCRIBE AS A STAR WARS TYPE OF TRAFFIC CENTER WITH CAMERAS AND THINGS THAT YOU HAVE ONLY SEEN ON TELEVISION WHERE THEY WORK TO SYNC THOSE LIGHTS ON AN ONGOING BASIS.

SO THAT IS ONGOING AND THAT IS NOT ONLY ONGOING, BUT IT LITERALLY CHANGES DAILY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY, DEPENDING ON THE TRAFFIC FLOW AND TRAFFIC COUNTS.

MY SOLUTION FOR THAT IS GET ME A MEETING WITH BROWARD COUNTY.

I'D LIKE TO SPEAK TO THEM DIRECTLY.

I WANT TO HAVE A MEETING WITH THEM AND I WANT TO HEAR THAT FROM THEIR MOUTH AND TALK TO THEM ABOUT THE CHALLENGES THAT MY COMMUNITY IS HAVING AND HOW WE CAN ADDRESS THOSE ISSUES.

SO CAN I HAVE A MEETING WITH BROWARD COUNTY? WE WILL ARRANGE ONE.

THANK YOU.

OK, LET'S DO THAT FOR.

GO AHEAD, JACK.

YES, I JUST WANT TO ALERT YOU THAT FDOT OR THE COUNTY HAS A PROJECT TO ENHANCE THE TRAFFIC LIGHT COORDINATION ON COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD FROM ROCK ISLAND ROAD TO US ONE, AND IT'S SCHEDULED TO BE DESIGNED IN TWENTY, TWENTY TWO AND ACTUALLY IMPLEMENTED IN TWENTY TWENTY FOUR.

THAT'S A GREAT IDEA.

SO IF ILIANA IS HEARING ME, MAYBE WE CAN ORGANIZE A DISCUSSION, THE TEAMS. PUT IT OUT ON FACEBOOK AND TALK TO WHOEVER IS DOING THAT PROJECT, ASK THEM SOME QUESTIONS.

THEREFORE, OUR RESIDENTS WILL SEE THAT WE'RE TAKING A PROACTIVE APPROACH AND THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE'RE WORKING ON.

SO I'M LAURA HAS HEARD ME THROUGH THE MANAGER TO GET THAT GOING FOR US.

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YEAH, OK.

IN THAT MEETING WITH BROWARD COUNTY, I'D LIKE TO ALSO TALK ABOUT THE LEFT RIGHT TURNING SIGNALS FOR SHAKER VILLAGE AND ALSO LEFT, RIGHT, TURNING SIGNALS FOR, WELL, THE LEFT TURNING SIGNAL FOR MANOR PARC.

I KNOW THAT WE HAVE BEEN AT LEAST I'VE BEEN ASKED ABOUT IT.

I THINK THE MAYOR'S BEEN ASKED ABOUT IT AS WELL.

AND THEY ARE ADAMANT THAT THEY WANT A LEFT TURN SIGNAL AT MANOR PARC.

THESE ARE SOME OF THE MISTAKES THAT COMMISSIONERS MAKE WHEN WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT REDEVELOPING OUR COMMUNITY, WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ADDRESS THOSE ISSUES.

WE HAVE TO LOOK BEYOND THE DEVELOPER IN FRONT OF US SELLING US A BAG OF CHIPS.

AND WE HAVE TO SAY TO THEM, OK, IF YOU'RE GOING TO BUILD A COMMUNITY, LET'S SAY, MANOR PARC, HOW ARE THEY GOING TO TURN LEFT? AND IF BROWARD IS NOT WILLING TO DO IT, FIND A SOLUTION BEFORE YOU APPROVE THESE DEVELOPMENTS.

SO THAT, I BELIEVE, IS A MISTAKE ON WHOEVER WAS HERE.

I'M NOT THROWING STONES, BUT THAT IS A MISTAKE ON WHOEVER WAS HERE THAT MADE THAT DECISION.

AND NOW WE HAVE TO FIX IT.

SO IN THE MEETING WITH BROWARD COUNTY, I'D LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THAT AS WELL.

SO THE APPROACH I'M TAKING IS TO TALK ABOUT THE ITEMS THAT I HAVE AND FINDING SOLUTIONS FOR THEM RIGHT AWAY SO THAT IT DOES NOT TAKE A YEAR.

HOMELESSNESS, THAT IS A BIG DEAL IN TAMARAC.

I WENT TO WALGREENS THIS MORNING.

THERE WAS A GUY NAKED, WITH A SHOPPING CART, WITH GROCERIES AND CLOTHES AND EVERYTHING FALLING OUT OF IT.

FOUR FORTY ONE IS A MESS, IT IS A MESS.

UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD AND COMMERCIAL A MESS MCNAB ROAD BECOMING A MESS.

AND SO MY SOLUTION FOR HOMELESSNESS IS THAT WE START CHARGING OUR DEVELOPERS MITIGATION FEES AND PROGRAMS. NOW, LET ME BE CLEAR ON THIS, THIS IS ENTIRELY LEGAL, AND I WANT STAFF, INCLUDING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, TO HEAR ME.

IF ANYBODY COMES TO US WANTING ANYTHING IN TAMARAC, I WANT THEM TO MAKE A DONATION TO OUR HOMELESSNESS INITIATIVES GIVE THE MONEY TO TAMARAC FOUNDATION, WHATEVER IT IS, BUT WE NEED TO START FOCUSING ON THE HOMELESSNESS ISSUES.

ONE OF THE SOLUTIONS THAT I HAVE FOR THIS IS STARTING A HOMELESSNESS TASK FORCE.

THE HOMELESSNESS TASK FORCE IS NOT JUST A COMMITTEE THAT TELLS YOU, OK, MAYBE WE CAN DO THIS AND MAYBE WE CAN DO THAT, NO, IT'S GOING TO BE A TASK FORCE THAT HAS POWERS.

OK, WE GIVE ONE PERCENT TO PUBLIC ART FUND.

AND QUITE FRANKLY, I'VE JUST STARTED TAKING NOTICE OF THE PUBLIC ART IN OUR CITY, I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WHERE THEY WERE.

THERE'S ONE ON COMMERCIAL AT ROCK ISLAND, AT THE WOODLANDS COVERED BY WEEDS.

IT'S LIKE WE'RE SPENDING MONEY ON THESE BEAUTIFUL PIECES OF ART, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, HOMELESS PEOPLE ARE JUST WALKING, OUR HOMELESS RESIDENTS ARE JUST WALKING UP AND DOWN THE STREETS STRUTTING THEIR GARBAGE, IT'S UNBELIEVABLE.

SO LET US LOOK INTO HALF A PERCENT OF THE MITIGATION FEES GOING TO PUBLIC ART AND A HALF A PERCENT GOING TO THE HOMELESSNESS TASK FORCE AND THE HOMELESSNESS TASK FORCE WOULD BE ABLE TO USE THAT MONEY TO FIND HOTEL ROOMS FOR THE HOMELESS, GIVE THEM HYGIENIC SUPPLIES, FIND THEM A PLACE WHERE THEY CAN BATHE, WHERE THEY CAN

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GET HOT MEALS, WORK WITH BROWARD OUTREACH CENTER, WHERE THEY CAN MOVE INTO THAT FACILITY AND FIND A HOME FOR THEM.

HOMELESSNESS IS NOT MADNESS.

I WANT TO SAY THAT SOME OF THESE PEOPLE ARE IN THEIR RIGHT MINDS.

THERE WERE JUST ONE PAYCHECK AWAY FROM BEING HOMELESS.

SO COMMISSIONER PLACKO, THEN VICE MAYOR PLACKO AND I, WENT TO BROWARD COUNTY OUTREACH CENTER AND THERE WERE PEOPLE WHO WERE WORKING IN THE FACILITY THAT WERE ONCE HOMELESS AND HAD THE PROGRAM USED AS A WAY TO GET OUT OF HOMELESSNESS.

SO THAT POINT FIVE PERCENT IS GOING TO BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

I WANT IT ON AN UPCOMING AGENDA.

THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE DANCING AROUND FOR A YEAR, OK? THIS HAS TO COME UP ON AN AGENDA.

IN FEBRUARY, THE CREATION OF A HOMELESSNESS TASK FORCE.

CITY MANAGER, I KNOW YOU'RE HEARING ME.

I NEED IT ON AN AGENDA.

I HAVE ACCESS TO AN AGENDA, CREATED IT.

HAVE YOUR STAFF CREATE WHAT THE HOMELESSNESS TASK FORCE WOULD BE AND BRING IT TO US SO THAT WE CAN PASS IT, FUND THE TASK FORCE WITH MITIGATION FEES AND HAVE DEVELOPERS PAY INTO THAT FUND SO WE CAN SOLVE OUR HOMELESSNESS ISSUES.

THAT'S MY SOLUTION.

AND I WANT IT BACK IN FEBRUARY.

I'M NOT GOING TO TALK ABOUT LAW ENFORCEMENT, I THINK THAT I HAVE A GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH BSO.

I THINK THAT BSO IS DOING A FINE JOB.

HOWEVER, THEIR RESPONSE TIMES NEED TO BE LOOKED AT.

WHEN I CALL THE POLICE, I WANT THEM THERE.

BUT AGAIN, IT'S NOT A MOVIE, SO I'M NOT GOING TO CALL THE POLICE.

NINE ONE ONE.

WHAT'S YOUR EMERGENCY? HEY, IT'S COMMISSIONER MARLON BOLTON; I'M UNDER MY BED AND 30 SECONDS THEY'RE THERE, RIGHT? I DON'T THINK THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN.

BUT I WANT TO SEE SOME MOVEMENT ON THIS.

I WANT TO SEE SOME MOVEMENT.

SO HOWEVER, WE ARE GOING TO SOLVE THAT ISSUE, GOING TO SOLVE IT.

TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT, THEY'RE SPEEDING ALONG BAILEY ROAD.

I LIVE CLOSE TO BAILEY ROAD.

I CAN'T STAND IT.

THE NOISE IS GETTING TO ME AND IT'S GETTING TO MY NEIGHBORS.

THEY START ALL THE WAY FROM FROM PROSPECT ROAD.

THEY COME DOWN PROSPECT ROAD, GO TO FOUR FORTY ONE, THEN GO TO BAILEY ROAD AND ALL THE WAY THROUGH BAILEY ROAD TO BERMUDA CLUB, THEY CUT THROUGH 64TH AND THEY GO ALL THE WAY ON COMMERCIAL TO SAWGRASS.

UNBELIEVABLE.

AND SO THEY DO THIS LATE AT NIGHT.

I'M PROPOSING THAT WE FIND THAT PROGRAM.

YOU'RE FROM NEW YORK, KATHLEEN.

I AM.

OK, YOU WILL KNOW THAT THERE IS A PROGRAM IN NEW YORK, WHERE IF YOU'RE SPEEDING, YOU GET A TICKET AUTOMATICALLY.

SO, WHEN YOU SPEED PAST THAT THING, YOU GET A TRAFFIC TICKET.

OK, WE HAVE GOTTEN RID OF OUR RED LIGHT PROGRAM.

I WANT THIS PROGRAM IN TAMARAC ON BAILEY ROAD.

IF YOU'RE GOING TO SPEED ON BAILEY ROAD, YOU HAVE TO PAY THE FINE.

YOU WANT TO PLAY ON BAILEY ROAD, WHERE OUR SENIOR CITIZENS ARE, WHERE THEY CAN'T EVEN CROSS THE STREET, WHERE WE CAN'T EVEN WALK ON THE STREETS BECAUSE YOU'RE SPEEDING.

MR. MANAGER, ABOUT THAT PROGRAM, HOW THE CITY OF NEW YORK AND ALL THE BOROUGHS, WHATEVER THEY ARE-- IT'S THE SPEED CAMERA PROGRAM.

IT'S A SPEED CAMERA PROGRAM? I'M GOING TO LOOK TO THE CITY ATTORNEY FOR JUST A MINUTE-- RECLAIMING MY TIME.

I'M GOING TO LOOK TO THE CITY ATTORNEY FOR JUST A MINUTE.

I DON'T BELIEVE THAT SPEED CAMERAS ARE LEGAL IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA AT THIS TIME.

I DON'T BELIEVE THAT THEY'VE BEEN AUTHORIZED.

I WOULD SUGGEST TO YOU THAT YOU'RE RIGHT, SPEED CAMERAS WOULD BE A GREAT THING, PARTICULARLY IF WE PUT THEM IN SCHOOL ZONES AND LET THEM FUND SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS WITH ALL OF THE TICKETS.

BUT FOR THE SPEEDING THAT YOU'RE REFERRING TO, THEY WOULD BE VERY EFFECTIVE AS WELL.

BUT, MR. CITY ATTORNEY, ARE YOU AWARE? I'M NOT AWARE THAT SPEED CAMERAS ARE AUTHORIZED IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA FOR THE ISSUANCE OF FINES AT THIS POINT.

I DON'T HAVE ANY KNOWLEDGE OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD, MR. MANAGER, BUT I'M WILLING TO RESEARCH THE ISSUE AND PROVIDE YOU AND COMMISSIONER BOLTON AN ANSWER.

PROVIDE TO THE ENTIRE COMMISSION, PLEASE.

YES, YES, ABSOLUTELY, MAYOR.

I'M SORRY, MR. CITY ATTORNEY.

I TOLD HIM WE WOULD DO OUR BEST TO KEEP HIM OUT OF IT TODAY.

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OK, SO IF THIS IS NOT LEGAL IN FLORIDA, WE HAVE ACCESS TO A LOBBYIST WHO IS POWERFUL IN TALLAHASSEE.

AND IF WE WANT THIS IN TAMARAC, IF THIS IS SUCH A PRIORITY, IF WE LOVE OUR SENIORS SO MUCH, WE DON'T WANT THEM TO GET HIT, NOT JUST SENIORS, BUT OUR RESIDENTS, BECAUSE I WALK ON BAILEY ROAD AS WELL, I NEED TO GET RID OF THIS BIG BELLY THAT I HAVE.

SO I WALK ON EVENINGS.

AND SO I'M AFRAID OF BAILEY ROAD; IT'S TOO MUCH TRAFFIC.

SO, BETWEEN THAT HAPPENING, MAYBE WE CAN HAVE AN OFFICER ON BAILEY ROAD CONSTANTLY THERE.

BUT JUST HAVE THEM STATIONED ON BAILEY ROAD.

I DON'T KNOW, BUT WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT A SOLUTION FOR THIS.

SO TALK TO OUR STATE LEGISLATORS, ASK THEM WHO CAN FILE A BILL TO BRING THIS TO FLORIDA.

THIS IS THE KIND OF CHANGE THAT WE CAN MAKE.

IT'S NOT THAT COMPLICATED.

UPTOWN TAMARAC, WE'RE GETTING DOWNTOWN TAMARAC, TAMARAC VILLAGE.

WE WANT UPTOWN 441 IS A MESS, 441 ON COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD.

I BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE CONVERSATIONS WITH THAT, SO I WON'T FOCUS MY TIME ON THAT.

BUT I WANT UPTOWN TAMARAC CREATED.

TURNING THE EAST SIDE INTO A CRA, AND FOR THOSE WHO DON'T UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT OF THAT IS SIMPLY WHATEVER TAX DOLLARS IS SPENT IN EASTERN TAMARAC REMAINS IN EASTERN TAMARAC.

I WANT TO LOOK INTO WHETHER OR NOT DISTRICT ONE COULD BE A DESIGNATED CRA, WE HAVE BLIGHTED PLACES, BLIGHTED AREAS IN DISTRICT ONE THAT WOULD QUALIFY US FOR A CRA.

AND DON'T TELL ME THAT I CAN'T BECAUSE I DID MY RESEARCH ALREADY AND I KNOW THAT WE CAN.

SO DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH STAFF AND COME BACK TO US AND LET US KNOW IF THE DISTRICT ONE, THE EAST SIDE CAN BE DESIGNATED AS A CRA BECAUSE I DON'T WANT THE TAX DOLLARS IN MY DISTRICT TO GO TO THE WEST SIDE ANYMORE.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

THOSE PEOPLE HAVE HAD IT.

WE HAVE BEEN NEGLECTED.

AND FORGOTTEN.

WHATEVER TAX DOLLARS ARE SPENT IN DISTRICT ONE NEEDS TO REDEVELOP DISTRICT ONE.

SO, COME BACK TO US AT THE NEXT MEETING AND TELL US ABOUT A CRA.

COMMISSIONER, I KNOW YOU'RE ON THE CLOCK, SO IF WE-- RECLAIMING MY TIME.

FOR JUST A SECOND.

IN FACT, CRAS ARE ABLE TO BE CREATED.

THEY ARE LOCAL CRAS.

THE COUNTY AND THE OTHER TAXING ENTITIES DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN CRAS.

BROWARD COUNTY HAS NOT ALLOWED FOR A NEW CRA WITH COUNTY PARTICIPATION IN 15 OR 20 YEARS.

SO I WILL TELL YOU, YES, I BELIEVE WE COULD CREATE A CRA.

I DON'T KNOW IF WE CAN DO IT BY COMMISSION DISTRICT.

WE'RE GOING TO RESEARCH THAT FOR YOU AND GET BACK TO YOU.

BUT THAT IS AN OPTION.

ALL RIGHT, SHAKER VILLAGE REVITALIZATION AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS.

LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING, COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD, LOOKING AT VILLAGE, I CAN'T DO IT ANYMORE.

I CAN'T DO IT ANYMORE, WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING GUYS.

WE CAN'T WAIT ON THE STATE FOR FUNDING.

WE HAVE TO TAKE ACTION NOW FOR THAT COMMUNITY.

SO, COME BACK TO US WITH SOME SOLUTIONS TO REPAVING THEIR ROADS AND REBUILDING THE CLUBHOUSE AS A COMMUNITY FACILITY THAT WE CAN PARTNER ON.

I BELIEVE IN A PREVIOUS MEETING, ALL MY COLLEAGUES AGREED FOR SOME REASON I DON'T SEE ANY ACTION ON THIS.

THEY ARE WILLING AND READY FOR THINGS TO HAPPEN.

I NEED THAT TO BE DONE QUICKLY.

SO WE ALL KNOW THAT WE SHOULD ATTRACT BUSINESSES TO OUR SHOPPING CENTERS, YOU KNOW? LORI IS IS INTELLIGENT ENOUGH TO WORK THAT OUT PARKING REQUIREMENTS, WE TALKED ABOUT THAT, SURE, THE MAYOR HAS A BONE TO PICK ON THAT.

SO I WILL HAVE HER USE HER TIME TO TALK ABOUT THAT, CUTTING TAXES.

I DON'T KNOW IF WE'LL EVER CUT TAXES IN TAMARAC.

YOU KNOW, IT IS MY HOPE THAT THIS YEAR WE DO.

BUT I KNOW THAT STAFF WILL COME WITH SOME, YOU KNOW, LONG LAUNDRY LIST OF THINGS

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THAT WE NEED TO DO AND REASONS WHY WE SHOULD BE CUTTING IT SO WE WILL NOT RAISE TAXES IN TIME.

RIGHT NOW, AT LEAST WHILE I AM HERE, WE WILL NOT RAISE TAXES AND TAMARAC ADDITIONAL TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR HOMES HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION.

I WORKED WITH THE COUNTY ON THIS.

YOU KNOW, I DON'T HAVE TO DISCUSS THIS.

WE ALREADY HAVE THAT TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR TAX EXEMPTION AND THE COUNTY WAS WORKING ON AN ADDITIONAL TWENTY FIVE FOUR FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.

SO I'LL WORK WITH THE COUNTY ON THAT.

WE NEED A BUFFER WALL BETWEEN BERMUDA CLUB AND BANYAN LAKES, AND I KNOW THAT DOES NOT GIVE A LOT OF VISIBILITY BECAUSE OF THE LOOK, THE LOCAL.

BUT WE NEED TO HAVE A WALL BETWEEN BAYLOR ROAD AND BETWEEN BERMUDA CLUB AND BANYAN LAKES AND THAT STRETCH OF ROAD, WHICH IS NORTHWEST 61ST AVENUE, NEED SPEED BUMPS.

NOT JUST THERE, BUT ALONG WOODLANDS BOULEVARD NEEDS TRAFFIC CALMING AS WELL.

TERRIBLE.

SO LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT.

BRING THAT BACK AND LET US KNOW.

AND IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE.

THE WALLS THAT WE HAVE IN OR AROUND THE CITY CAN BE A NEWLY DESIGNED WALLS FOR INNER STREETS THAT IS CHEAPER, BUT STILL DOES THE THING.

OK.

HIGHWAY BEAUTIFICATION GRANTS, PLEASE, MS. CALLOWAY, BRING THAT BACK WITH FREE PAINT, IT IS NOT ABOUT WHAT MS. CALLOWAY WANTS.

SHE IS A FINE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PERSON.

BUT LET ME TELL YOU, IF I HEAR NO ABOUT MY FREE PAINT PROGRAM ONE MORE YEAR, MY NEIGHBORS ARE GOING TO SCREAM WHEN MY NEIGHBORS SCREAM IS NOT A PRETTY SOUND.

SO PLEASE LET US BRING BACK THE FREE PROGRAMS OF TAMARAC CAN LOOK GOOD.

LET US FEEL GOOD ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY.

WHEN THE HOUSES ARE WELL PAINTED AND LOOKS GOOD, WE FEEL GOOD ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY.

MANY OF OUR RESIDENTS ASK ABOUT THE FREE PAINT PROGRAM AND WE NEED THAT PARK IMPROVEMENTS.

I THINK THE CITY AGREES WITH ME ON THAT IS ALREADY THE AARP PROGRAM WAS A GREAT IDEA.

COMMISSIONER GARLAND HAD AGREED WITH ME ON THAT.

I THINK THE MAYOR HAD WANTED IT AT SOME POINT.

I DON'T KNOW WHY WE DID NOT FUND IT ON THE LAST STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETING.

AND QUITE FRANKLY, I THINK THAT'S WHY JULIE FISHMAN IS NO LONGER HERE, BECAUSE SHE WAS OUT OF TOUCH WITH OUR COMMUNITY, WITH THE AMOUNT OF SENIORS THAT ARE IN KING'S POINT THAT WOULD BENEFIT FROM THIS PROGRAM.

SHE MISSED THE MARK.

MISSING THE MARK IN CHURCH MEANS A SIN.

SHE SINNED.

SO BRING THAT BACK.

IT IS A NEW COMMISSION AND I BELIEVE THAT IT WILL PASS THIS TIME WITH FUNDING.

I NEED THAT AARP PROGRAM TO BE BROUGHT BACK TO OUR NEXT STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETING, AND I NEED IT FUNDED.

THE EAST SIDE PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITIES COMMUNITY CENTER NEEDS TO GO TO THE EAST SIDE.

I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY TIMES I'VE SAID THIS, WE DON'T HAVE LAND.

ASSEMBLE IT, THERE'S SO MANY BUILDINGS IN DISTRICT ONE, CLOSE TO 441 AND COMMERCIAL THAT IS FOR SALE WEEK, WE COULD HAVE DONE IT A LONG TIME AGO.

SO LET'S FIND A SOLUTION FOR THAT, PARTNERING WITH WAYS TO BRING PROGRAMS TO CLUBHOUSES.

GREG WARNER, I KNOW YOU'RE HEARING ME.

I KNOW YOU'RE HEARING ME.

GREG WARNER, COME BACK TO US WITH SOME PROGRAMS THAT WE CAN TAKE TO THE HOAS.

I WILL SHOP IT AROUND TO THEM.

THEY WANT THE PROGRAMS, SO I NEED THOSE TO BE DONE IMMEDIATELY.

TAMARAC PREFERENCES FOR JOBS, DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY TAMARAC RESIDENTS COME UP TO ME AND SAY, HEY, CAN YOU FIND ME A JOB? IT IS UNBELIEVABLE.

AND SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR RESIDENTS HAVE THE ABILITY TO APPLY FOR JOBS AND APPLY FOR JOBS AND HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY FIRST DIBS AT THOSE JOBS.

SO THE CITY MANAGER WORK WITH THE H.R.

MANAGER TO FIND OUT HOW WE CAN DO THAT, AS WELL AS THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE.

AND OH MY GOSH, THAT'S GREAT.

I FINISHED ALL MY ITEMS. WE SHOULD APPLAUSE.

AND I HAVE 15 SECONDS LEFT, SO I YIELD MY TIME.

CONGRATULATIONS, COMMISSIONER.

FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING.

I KNOW.

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THIS MIGHT BE A NEW YEAR.

SHOULD I GET UP AND GO TO THE BATHROOM AND MAKE A PHONE CALL DURING COMMISSIONER GELIN'S PRESENTATION.

AT THIS TIME.

NOW WE'RE GOING TO MOVE TO COMMISSIONER GELIN'S 30 MINUTES, TO GO THROUGH ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, THAT WE APPRECIATED SO KATHLEEN CAN MARK IT ACCORDINGLY.

SURE.

YOU TIME BEGINS NOW.

HAD A PRESCHEDULE A BUSINESS MEETING COMMISSIONER BOLTEN, I NEEDED TO MAKE.

AS YOU KNOW, THIS IS A PART TIME JOB AND PAYS PART TIME WAGES.

SO THE FULL TIME JOB COUNTS MORE.

I HAVE NOTHING ON EDUCATION, NOTHING ON INFRASTRUCTURE.

I TRUST THAT THE CITY STAFF ARE DOING THE RIGHT THINGS THERE.

I HAVE HEARD CALLS, HEARD FROM RESIDENTS REGARDING SEAWALLS, BUT I DISCUSSED THAT WITH THE CITY MANAGER.

AND I KNOW THAT CERTAIN COMMUNITIES WHERE, YOU KNOW, THAT'S A PERSONAL EXPENSE AND NOT SOMETHING FOR THE CITY TO TO GET INTO.

JUST GOING TO LOOK FOR MY NAME HERE.

PUBLIC SAFETY, YOU KNOW, TAMARAC IS SAFE AND PEOPLE KNOW IT, I DON'T I MEAN, I DON'T KNOW THAT I AGREE WITH THAT STATEMENT.

I THINK ALL OF US HAVE HEARD FROM RESIDENTS REGARDING DIFFERENT PERCEPTIONS THEY HAVE ABOUT SAFETY.

AND I THINK SOME OF THAT SHOULD BE ADDRESSED IN THE UPCOMING SURVEY.

YOU KNOW, I KNOW WE HAD AN ISSUE OR HAD SOME DISCUSSION AFTER GEORGE FLOYD ABOUT HOW CERTAIN EVEN EMPLOYEES FEEL ABOUT PUBLIC SAFETY HERE IN TAMARAC, AND WE HAD A RECENT INCIDENT WITH THE SON OF OUR FINANCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR, WHICH KIND OF, YOU KNOW, SHOWS THAT, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE MAY NOT FEEL SAFE EVEN ON TAMARAC PREMISES.

IN TERMS OF BEING ECONOMICALLY RESILIENT.

FIRST, JUST TO PIGGYBACK ON WHAT COMMISSIONER BOLTON WAS SAYING, I DO THINK WE SHOULD HAVE A MEANS WHERE EMPLOY RESIDENTS OF TAMARAC HAVE A HAVE A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO GET JOBS WITHIN THE CITY.

I'VE MET A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT WOULD LIKE TO WORK FOR THE CITY.

AND MY MY PREVIOUS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT LIAISON, NANCY METAYER, WHO'S NOW A CITY COMMISSIONER IN CORAL SPRINGS, SHE WAS TELLING ME THAT ABOUT 80 PERCENT OF THE EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF CORAL SPRINGS OR CORAL SPRINGS RESIDENTS ARE.

ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER KATHLEEN GUNN USED TO WORK FOR THE CITY OF MIRAMAR AND A LARGE PORTION OF THEIR EMPLOYEE BASE ACTUALLY LIVE IN THE CITY OF MIRAMAR.

AND I THINK IF WE PUT A FOCUS ON THAT, THERE ARE PLENTY OF TALENTED PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC THAT WOULD LOVE TO WORK FOR THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

SO AS WE HAVE VACANCIES, WE SHOULD PROMOTE THOSE JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE RESIDENTS IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC AND MORE OF OUR RESIDENTS CAN ACTUALLY WORK FOR THE CITY.

I DO THINK WE NEED TO DEVELOP SOME KIND OF PARTNERSHIPS WITH OUR LOCAL COLLEGES SO THAT, YOU KNOW, I NOTICE THAT WHENEVER WE HIRE PEOPLE, WE ALWAYS HIRE FOLKS FROM OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO WORK WITH OUR H.R.

DEPARTMENT AND COME UP WITH A JOB PIPELINE WHERE PEOPLE WHO GRADUATE FROM COLLEGE CAN COME INTO THE WORKFORCE RIGHT OUT OF COLLEGE AND, YOU KNOW, MAYBE WORK IN DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS UNTIL THEY FIGURE OUT WHAT DEPARTMENT THEY WANT TO WORK WORKING FULL TIME AND FIND OUT WHAT THEIR PASSION IS.

AND I THINK THAT'S MORE COST EFFICIENT FOR THE CITY.

SO INSTEAD OF ALWAYS HIRING SOMEBODY FROM ANOTHER CITY THAT COMES AT A HIGHER WAGE, YOU CAN HIRE SOMEBODY THAT COMES IN YOUNGER, LESS EXPERIENCED, AND YOU TRAIN THEM AND THEN THEY MAY NOT STAY LONG TERM.

AND SO THEN YOU DON'T HAVE THAT LONG TERM PENSION OBLIGATION, WHEREAS IF YOU HIRE SOMEBODY FROM ANOTHER CITY WITH A LOT OF EXPERIENCE, THEY WANT TO STAY 20, 30 YEARS AND MAXIMIZE THEIR PENSION.

SO I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE A BETTER PARTNERSHIP WITH THE COLLEGES THAT WE CAN GIVE FULL TIME OPPORTUNITIES TO NEW SENIORS GRADUATING FROM COLLEGE.

BUT I DO, EVEN THOUGH I THINK WE HAVE IMPROVED OUR NUMBERS BASED ON WHAT THE CITY MANAGER SAID, I DO THINK WE STILL NEED TO HAVE THAT DISPARITY STUDY IN 2021, HAVE AN INDEPENDENT OUTSIDER DOCUMENT HOW WE'RE SPENDING, AND THEN PUT A PLAN IN PLACE GOING FORWARD.

WE SAW THE NUMBERS FROM THE STATISTICIAN THAT DOES THE SURVEYS AND SO, SO, SO THAT THE REFLECTION OF THE COMMUNITY SHOULD SOMEWHAT REFLECT THE SPEND OF THE CITY AND SHOULD ALSO REFLECT SOME OF THE STAFFING, PARTICULARLY IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WHERE I DON'T SEE THE DIVERSITY THAT I SEE WITHIN THE CITY.

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SO I THINK THAT'S AN AREA THAT WE NEED TO LOOK INTO.

SO I'M I'M SATISFIED WITH EVERYTHING ELSE I SEE HERE, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE DETAILS ON WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE MEDICAL MILE AND THEN ALSO, YOU KNOW, ON COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD, WHERE THE NEW TAMARAC VILLAGE IS, I THINK THERE'S SOME POTENTIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR BUSINESSES TO BE IN THAT DISTRICT OR NOT IN THAT MAIN STREET.

AND, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU THINK OF COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD, YOU THINK OF COMMERCE, YOU THINK OF BUSINESS.

AND SO WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO ATTRACT BUSINESSES TO THAT STREET, ESPECIALLY WITH THE EASY ACCESS TO I-75/869 AND THE TURNPIKE, EASY ACCESS.

EVEN THOUGH STARBUCKS IS NOT IN TAMARAC, IT'S STILL, YOU KNOW, VISIBLE AND AVAILABLE.

AND SO THERE'S AN ATTRACTION THERE.

AND THEN, OF COURSE, WE KNOW LAUDERHILL IS GOING TO BE DEVELOPING WHAT USED TO BE TARGET INTO A MIXED USE.

AND SO COMBINED, IT CAN BE A LIVE, WORK AND PLAY TYPE OF THINGS THAT WE CAN ATTRACT SOME BUSINESSES THERE.

THAT WILL BE GOOD BECAUSE NOW WE HAVE SOME MARKET RATE HOUSING WITH TAMARAC VILLAGE AND WE'RE GOING TO BE COMPETING WITH THAT NEW WHATEVER LAUDERHILL DOES WITH THAT, WHERE I BELIEVE THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE SOME MARKET RATE HOUSING THERE SO WE CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF WHAT THEY'RE DOING AND BUILD OUT OUR BUSINESS BUSINESS PARKS.

I DON'T REALLY HAVE ANYTHING ON ON CITY OPERATIONS, EXCEPT I DO THINK THAT I MENTIONED, YOU KNOW, DOING MORE PAPERWORK I PARTICULARLY DON'T LIKE HAVING ALL THESE BINDERS.

I HAVE A WHOLE BUNCH IN MY OFFICE THAT I NEED TO BRING BACK TO BE RECYCLE.

BUT I'M OKAY WITH GOING PAPERLESS.

LET'S SEE.

TAMARAC IS VIBRANT.

YOU KNOW, IN TERMS OF RETAIL DEVELOPMENT, YOU KNOW, A LOT HAS CHANGED WITH COVID-19, WHERE A LOT OF RETAIL IS GOING OUT OF BUSINESS AND EVEN THAT INDUSTRY IS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHERE THEY'RE GOING TO BE GOING FORWARD.

THAT, THE MLK MEMORIAL, I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING WHAT THE TIMETABLE IS ON THAT.

THE TRACK I DID WHEN I SPOKE WITH THE WITH OUR BOTH OUR STATE AND FEDERAL LOBBYISTS, THEY THEY BOTH CAME UP WITH SOME CREATIVE IDEAS TO FIND SOME FUNDING FOR THE TRACK TO MINIMIZE THE SPEND THAT TAMARAC WILL HAVE TO COME UP WITH.

SO I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM THE CITY ON THAT.

PROGRAM FOR VETERANS.

I SUPPORT THAT WITH COMMISSIONER VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS.

I'M SURE YOU KNOW THAT I DID INTRODUCE AND GET PAST THE VETERANS BUSINESS PREFERENCE PROGRAM IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

QUALITY OF LIFE, SO I AM PLANNING A COMMUNITY BIKE RIDE EVENT FOR MAY, YOU KNOW.

SO, I MEAN, BASICALLY, EVERYTHING THAT I REQUESTED HAS BEEN COVERED HERE, THE FOOD CYCLER PROGRAM IS SOMETHING THAT I SHARE WITH THE CITY MANAGER, AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT I GUESS IS BEING RESEARCH BY STAFF.

BUT BASICALLY, MY WIFE PURCHASED A COMPOSTER.

SO INSTEAD OF PUTTING FOOD AND WASTE DOWN THE GARBAGE DISPOSAL, SHE PUTS IT ALL IN A COMPOSTER.

THE MACHINE, YOU KNOW, GRINDS UP ALL THAT STUFF AND THEN THAT ACTUALLY SERVES AS FOOD FOR PLANTS AND IT CAN GO INTO A COMMUNITY GARDEN.

AND SO THERE ARE SOME CITIES THAT HAVE PUT TOGETHER NOT ORDINANCES, BUT SOME INCENTIVE PROGRAMS TO GET BUSINESSES TO BUY THESE HUGE COMPOSTERS.

SO NOW WHEN THEY TAKE UP ALL OF OUR FOOD, AFTER WE FINISH EATING INSTEAD OF THROWING IT AWAY, THEY COMPOST IT AND THEN BRING IT TO OTHER AREAS OR TO FARMS. AND SO NOW WHEN THE FARMS FEED THEIR ANIMALS, THEY'RE FEEDING, YOU KNOW, HEALTHY LEFTOVER FOOD OR THEY USE IT TO FEED THE GRASS OR WHATEVER.

SO IT'S JUST A GOOD WAY TO TO BE MORE GREEN.

I DEFINITELY I KNOW WE JUST HIRED A PIO, AND SO HOPEFULLY THAT WILL IMPROVE OUR SOCIAL MEDIA OUTREACH AND COMMUNICATION.

AND I GUESS I SAID ANYTHING ELSE, I'LL JUST SEND VIA EMAIL TO THE CITY MANAGER.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND ACTUALLY THANK YOU FOR THE REMINDER SEGUE

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BECAUSE I'VE HAD IT ON MY LIST TO DO SO, TO CONGRATULATE AND WELCOME MS. PIO, AND SHE IS SOMEWHERE ON OUR VIRTUAL WORLD AND LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING HER IN PERSON.

SO WELCOME ABOARD.

AND IT IS 12:21.

AND WHILE WE ARE A LITTLE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE, I'M GOING TO TAKE THIS MOMENT TO SAY WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A.

LET'S BE REALISTIC, WE'RE NOT GETTING BACK HERE IN 10 MINUTES THE WAY WE'VE BEEN TRYING, SO WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A 15 MINUTE BREAK.

WE'LL SEE YOU BACK HERE AT 12:35, 2:35.

WE'RE IN RECESS.

ROCK AND ROLL, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THANK YOU.

WE ARE BACK ON THE RECORD.

IT IS 2:37 AND WE WILL NOW START WITH COMMISSIONER PLACKO'S THIRTY MINUTES, YOU'RE UP.

THANK YOU.

OK, FIRST OF ALL, AS FAR AS OUR EDUCATION ADVISORY BOARD, IF THIS IS SOMETHING WE'RE GOING TO PURSUE, I THINK WE NEED TO DO HAVE THE DETERMINATION.

WE TALK ABOUT WANTING A HIGH SCHOOL IN TAMARAC, BUT WHERE ARE WE GOING TO PUT THIS HIGH SCHOOL? AND I DON'T THINK IT MAKES SENSE TO KEEP TALKING ABOUT IT IF WE DON'T HAVE A PLACE WHICH WILL WHICH WOULD BE APPROPRIATE FOR IT.

INFRASTRUCTURE, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I'M GETTING NUMEROUS CALLS ABOUT ARE STRIPING OF THE STREETS IN MY SENIOR COMMUNITIES, SENIOR SOMETIMES HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME DECIDING HOW FAR OVER IS THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET.

AND I KNOW WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THAT FOR SURPLUS DOLLARS.

AND IF THERE'S A WAY WE COULD GET THE SENIOR COMMUNITIES AT LEAST HAVE THEIR STREETS STRIPED THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

INFRASTRUCTURE.

THAT KIND OF GOES WITHOUT SAYING WE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF THAT TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC.

THIS IS A BIG ONE FOR ME.

I'VE BEEN HARPING DOWN AT THE MPO FOR FOUR YEARS ABOUT SOME TRAFFIC RELIEF ON COMMERCIAL.

THEY FINALLY TALKED ABOUT IT AND ARE GOING TO PLAN FOR IT.

NOTHING MOVES QUICKLY.

I'M SORRY, COMMISSIONER, BUT JUST POINT OF CLARIFICATION FROM THE MAYOR.

IS IT LEGAL TO HAVE A MEETING WITHOUT THE CITY ATTORNEY? OK.

I DIDN'T REALIZE HE WAS NOT HERE.

OK, ON HOLD.

NEW SIGN? THEN THAT ONE.

YEAH, YOU KNOW, I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THAT, BECAUSE OFFICIALLY THAT'S THE SEAL, THAT'S NOT REALLY.

YEAH.

DID WE SCARE OUR CITY ATTORNEY OFF? I THINK I THINK ANY MEETING WHERE WE'RE DISCUSSING ANY ITEM THAT COMES BEFORE THE COMMISSION WOULD BE A SUNSHINE VIOLATION WITHOUT.

I HAVE ANOTHER SIDE QUESTION.

SO AFTER THIS, EVERYTHING WE TALK ABOUT, IS THERE GOING TO BE IN A GOOD TIME LIKE THIS AND THEY COME BACK TO US? WITH THAT, ARE WE GOING TO GET INTO THAT CONVERSATION? SHALL I START OVER? NOW THAT OUR CITY ATTORNEY'S HERE OR DOES IT MATTER.

DO.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO WILL START OVER.

START OVER, OK? ALL RIGHT, OUR EDUCATION ADVISORY BOARD, I WOULD SUGGEST THAT THEY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING IF WE DO HAVE A PLACE WITHIN OUR CITY FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL

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WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOR MANY YEARS.

OBVIOUSLY, WE'D LIKE TO HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL HERE SO OUR CHILDREN COULD START AT GRADE SCHOOL AND MOVE ALL THE WAY THROUGH.

BUT IF WE DON'T HAVE A PLACE TO PUT IT OR A PLACE THAT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE, THEN THERE'S NO SENSE TO CONTINUING TO TALK ABOUT IT.

I HAVE GOTTEN MANY CALLS FROM RESIDENTS IN MY SENIOR COMMUNITIES ABOUT STRIPING THE STREETS.

I KNOW WE HAD TALKED ABOUT SURPLUS DOLLARS FOR THAT.

I'M HOPING WE CAN FIND A WAY AT THE VERY LEAST IN THE SENIOR COMMUNITIES BECAUSE THEY SOMETIMES HAVE AN ISSUE WITH WHERE EXACTLY THE MIDDLE LINE IS AND THE STREETS ARE VERY NARROW.

SO I THINK THAT WOULD BE IMPORTANT FOR THAT AS FAR AS TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC.

I HAVE BEEN TALKING DOWN AT THE MPO FOR FOUR YEARS ABOUT TRAFFIC RELIEF ON COMMERCIAL OFF OF THE TURNPIKE.

THEY HAVE NOW REALIZED IT IS AN ISSUE.

THEY ARE TALKING, THEY ARE PLANNING FOR IT.

THEY ARE TALKING TO FDOT.

I AM HOPING TO HAVE A PLAN BACK, BUT AS WE KNOW, NOTHING MOVES QUICKLY.

BUT AT LEAST NOW THEY REALIZE SOMETHING HAS TO HAPPEN DOWN THERE.

I WILL CONTINUE TO HARP ON THEM ABOUT THAT.

THE LET'S SEE, THE OTHER THING THAT I'VE STARTED TALKING ABOUT IS WE DO NOT HAVE BUS SERVICE FROM WEST TO EAST OR EAST TO WEST.

WE ARE ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO LIVE OUT HERE IN OUR WESTERN COMMUNITIES.

WE HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO GET THEM EAST IF THEY HAVE JOBS THERE.

I'VE TALKED ABOUT THAT TO A COUPLE OF OUR COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND I WILL CONTINUE TO TALK ABOUT THAT DOWN AT MPO.

I THINK IT'S VITAL THAT WE DO THAT TRAFFIC CALMING.

ONE OF MY COMMUNITIES IS STILL WAITING FOR THE SURPLUS DOLLARS FOR THAT.

AND I THINK WE ARE GOING TO FIND OUT.

WE'RE PROBABLY GOING TO NEED MORE AND MORE TRAFFIC COMING IN COMMUNITIES BECAUSE WE'RE FINDING MORE AND MORE SPEEDING.

WE TALKED ABOUT THAT SOMEWHERE IN HERE, BUT, WELL, I HAVE IT ON MY MIND.

SOUTH GATE IS A RACETRACK AT NIGHT AND I DON'T LIVE ON SOUTH GATE AND I CAN HEAR IT AT MY HOUSE WITH IMPACT WINDOWS.

SO THAT'S DEFINITELY GOING TO BE A PROBLEM.

I WILL CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THE MPO.

I AM TRYING TO PUSH FOR A BUS HUB ON THE CITY'S PROPERTY AT THE END OF COMMERCIAL BY 75.

IT WAS TURNED DOWN BY THE CITY OF OF WESTIN AND I THINK THAT WOULD BE A PERFECT SPOT FOR IT.

WE DO HAVE A LOT OF RESIDENTS WHO TAKE BUSSES DOWNTOWN, AND I THINK IF WE CAN PROVIDE A HUB HERE, IT WOULD PROVIDE A SERVICE NOT ONLY FOR OUR CITY, BUT THE CITIES TO THE NORTH AND SOUTH OF US.

SO I AM CONTINUING TO PUSH FOR THAT.

THE HOMELESSNESS, IT IS A HUGE ISSUE ON UNIVERSITY AND COMMERCIAL, AND I HAD A RESIDENT CALL ME THE OTHER DAY THAT THEY WERE SITTING IN MCDONALD'S THERE AND THERE WERE SOME KIND OF UNSAVORY PEOPLE AROUND THERE.

AND I THINK IF OUR BSO OFFICERS ARE CALLED, THEN THEY STRICTLY MOVE ACROSS THE STREET, WHICH IS SUNRISE.

SO I THINK WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING MORE THAN THAT.

I KNOW IF WE CALL BROWARD OUTREACH, THEY WILL REACH OUT TO THESE PEOPLE.

THEY WILL TAKE THEM TO THEIR FACILITY.

THEY WILL GIVE THEM FOOD, A PLACE TO STAY.

THEY WILL GIVE THEM EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS.

THEY WILL GIVE THEM MEDICAL BENEFITS.

SO RATHER THAN TRYING TO JUST PUSH THIS ACROSS THE STREET, I'M HOPING WE CAN FIND ANOTHER WAY TO DEAL WITH THAT.

AND I THINK WITH THE CURRENT COVID SITUATIONS, IT'S PROBABLY GOING TO GET WORSE AND WORSE WITH PEOPLE FALLING ON HARD TIMES.

SO I HOPE WE CAN LOOK TO DO SOMETHING WITH THAT.

I KNOW, BSO THERE WAS VERY GOOD ABOUT REACHING OUT AND BUT IT'S AN ISSUE.

AND WE TALK ABOUT A FIRE STATION AT KINGS POINT, AND I WILL I KNOW IT SOUNDS LOGICAL TO ME, BUT WE HAVE TO HAVE A PLACE FOR IT.

SO I WILL COUNT ON OUR VICE MAYOR WHO LIVES OUT IN THAT AREA AND STAFF TO FIGURE OUT IF THAT IS GOING TO BE APPROPRIATE OR NOT THERE.

BUT I THINK IT WOULD BE IDEAL FOR THAT COMMUNITY.

I MENTIONED THE DRAG RACING ON SOUTHGATE.

THIS GOES ON ALL HOURS OF THE NIGHT AND SOMETIMES THROUGH THE DAYS.

AND I KNOW BSO HAS BEEN OUT THERE ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS.

AND I THINK WHAT HAPPENS IS THEY SEE BSO OUT THERE.

SO THEY MOVE FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS AND THEY GO DOWN TO 75TH STREET FOR A WHILE AND

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THEN THEY COME BACK.

BUT THIS HAS REALLY BECOME AN ISSUE.

SO WE NEED TO TO DEFINITELY DEAL WITH THAT.

OUR REDEVELOPMENT, THIS IS KIND OF A PRIORITY FOR ME.

AND I THINK THE EASIEST WAY I CAN SUM UP MY THOUGHTS ON THIS IS WE HAVE TO HAVE A PLAN.

WE HAVE TO HAVE A REDEVELOPMENT PLAN KEN FROM THIS THE OTHER DAY, UNLESS WE HAVE A PLAN OF KNOWING WHERE WE WANT TO GO AND WHO WE WANT TO, DO, WE KEEP SPINNING OUR WHEELS.

AND VERY HONESTLY, I WOULD LIKE TO IDENTIFY I'VE SPOKEN TO KATHLEEN AND LORI ABOUT DRIVING AROUND MY DISTRICT TO IDENTIFY PROPERTIES AND WHAT MY THOUGHTS ARE OF WHAT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE ON THOSE SPOTS.

BECAUSE IF STAFF HAS A VERY, VERY DIFFERENT IDEA THAN I DO, THEN WE NEED TO DISCUSS THAT.

THERE'S NO SENSE BRINGING THINGS AROUND THAT THE FIVE OF US DON'T THINK ARE APPROPRIATE THERE.

SO I THINK WE ALL NEED TO HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE AND STICK TO THE PLAN.

AND I DON'T THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA IF WE DETERMINE AND I'M GOING TO TALK ABOUT MEDICAL MILE BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, THAT'S IN MY DISTRICT.

IF WE DETERMINE THAT'S WHAT THAT STRIP SHOULD BE, THEN WE NEED TO STICK TO THAT PLAN.

IT ALLOWS US TO INFORM THE RESIDENTS OF WHAT OUR PLAN IS SO THEY DON'T FEEL LIKE SOMETHING IS BEING THROWN AT THEM.

THEY DON'T FEEL LIKE THEY ARE SURPRISED BY ANYTHING.

I THINK IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE KEEP OUR RESIDENTS UPDATED OF WHAT OUR PLAN IS.

THIS ALSO ALLOWS US TO STRICTLY HOLD THOSE PIECES OF PROPERTY FOR WHAT WE DEEM APPROPRIATE AND NOT JUST MORE APARTMENTS, MORE APARTMENTS, MORE APARTMENTS.

I KNOW WE NEED RETAIL.

THAT'S VITAL AS WELL.

BUT THERE ARE SEVERAL PIECES OF PROPERTY WITHIN MY DISTRICT THAT I HAVE VERY STRONG OPINIONS ON.

AND I KIND OF WANT TO BOUNCE THAT OFF STAFF TO SEE IF I'M ON BASE OR NOT AND SEE WHAT THEIR THOUGHTS ARE.

I'VE TALKED ABOUT A LARGE BUSINESS FORUM.

I THINK WE NEED TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH OUR LARGE BUSINESSES AS WELL AS OUR SMALL.

BUT I THINK WE NEED TO ENGAGE WITH THEM TO FIND OUT FROM THEM WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP THEM, WHAT WE HOW WE CAN BETTER SERVE SOME OF OUR LARGE BUSINESSES.

WE HAD TALKED, GOSH, PROBABLY TWO OR THREE YEARS AGO, ABOUT ONCE A YEAR, OR HAVING A LUNCHEON WITH SOME OF OUR OUR BUSINESSES JUST TO SIT DOWN IN A CASUAL ENVIRONMENT AND TALK WITH THEM ABOUT WHAT DO YOU NEED FROM US? HOW CAN WE MAKE YOU MORE PROFITABLE.

SO I'D LIKE TO SEE US DO THAT.

SHAKER VILLAGE.

I THOUGHT WE HAD A PLAN IN PLACE FOR THAT SEVERAL YEARS AGO WHEN YOU RIDE DOWN COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD.

THAT'S PART OF OUR CITY AND IT'S JUST A FABULOUS PIECE OF PROPERTY.

I MEAN, IT'S REALLY A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF PROPERTY IF YOU DRIVE IN THERE.

SO I WOULD LIKE TO SEE US DO SOMETHING WITH THAT PROPERTY.

I THINK THEY'RE IF THE COMMUNITY IS WILLING TO WORK WITH US TO HAVE A PARTNERSHIP WITH US, BUT I REALLY WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOMETHING DONE WITHOUT IT.

IT'S HORRIBLE TO LOOK AT BECAUSE THERE'S NO REASON FOR THAT.

RETAIL PLAZA REDEVELOPMENT.

YOU KNOW, THAT'S KIND OF TOUGH TO TALK ABOUT NOW BECAUSE RETAIL IS HAVING SUCH A TOUGH TIME.

OUR SMALL BUSINESSES ARE HAVING SUCH A TOUGH TIME.

BUT I THINK WE NEED TO LOOK AHEAD PAST THIS.

WE HAVE TO START THINKING AHEAD, NOT JUST FOR THE MOMENT.

THE ONE THING I WOULD NOT LIKE TO SEE US DO, WE'RE GOING TO GET TO IN A LITTLE WHILE OR TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE GRANTS.

I DON'T THINK GOING INTO A RETAIL PLAZA AND TAKING ONE SPOT OF IT AND REDOING THEIR SIGNAGE IS GOING TO DO IT.

WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THE WHOLE PLAZA.

WE HAVE TO LOOK AT IT AS A WHOLE.

WE HAVE TO LOOK AT IT AS A WHOLE.

WHAT CAN WE DO WITH IT? HOW CAN WE UPGRADE IT AS FAR AS EMPTY STOREFRONTS, AS FAR AS BUSINESSES AND AS FAR AS THE OVERALL APPEARANCE OF IT? THAT MEANS THE SIGNAGE.

THAT MEANS THE PARKING LOT.

THAT MEANS THE LANDSCAPING.

IT'S MORE THAN JUST PUTTING UP A NEW SIGN.

BUT I THINK WE NEED TO BE CAREFUL OF THAT, THAT THE LANDLORDS ARE WILLING TO WORK WITH US BECAUSE WE HAVE TENANTS IN THERE AND THEY CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE

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OR LIABLE BECAUSE THEY MAY MOVE OUT IN A YEAR.

SO I NEED WE THINK WE NEED TO GET A BUY IN FROM THE OWNERS OF THE PLAZA.

AND SIGNAGE, WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT SIGNAGE FOR VERY, VERY LONG TIME, AND I KNOW THERE ARE SOME ISSUES WITH SOME OF THEM, BUT IN PARTICULAR THERE'S SIGNAGE ON 78TH STREET, ON THE NORTH AND SOUTH SIDE OF THE STREET THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN READY A YEAR AGO.

SO I'M PRETTY ADAMANT ABOUT THAT.

78TH STREET, NORTH AND SOUTH SIDE.

KATHLEEN, THERE'S NO REASON THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN UP LONG TIME AGO.

OK, THANK YOU.

OUR VICE MAYOR TALKED ABOUT LITTERING, HE AND I HAVE CHATTED ABOUT IT AND I BELIEVE THERE MAY BE SOMETHING THE CITY WILL GET INVOLVED IN, BUT I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO GET THE COMMUNITY ENGAGED AS WELL.

I HAVE PROBABLY AT LEAST EIGHT PEOPLE I KNOW OF IN MY DISTRICT WHO ARE OUT THERE PICKING UP LITTER.

AND I THINK WE NEED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THEM AND I THINK WE NEED TO BECOME A PART OF THAT.

SO I'M ALL IN ON THAT.

THE BEAUTIFICATION GRANTS, I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A FIRM BELIEVER IN THE BEAUTIFICATION GRANTS FOR OUR HIGHWAYS AND MY DISTRICT HAS ALWAYS COME OUT STRONG FOR THESE.

I HAMMER THEM ABOUT IT.

THEY COME OUT STRONG AND IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

IT ABSOLUTELY MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT EXTENDED TO OUR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY AS WELL.

AND I THINK WE'VE HEARD COMMENTS THAT WILL BE HAPPENING.

SO I, I HAVE SEVERAL COMMUNITIES THAT I HAVE ALREADY NOTIFIED CODE ABOUT THAT WE NEED TO CLEAN UP.

SO I THINK WHEN WE HAVE COMMUNITIES THAT ARE CONSTANTLY A PROBLEM, WE NEED TO GET IN THERE AND EITHER ASSIST THEM WITH SPRAY PAINT OR OR LANDSCAPING OR SOMETHING.

BUT WE NEED TO ASSIST THESE COMMUNITIES BECAUSE THEY ARE A CONSTANT PROBLEM.

SO I WOULD LIKE TO SEE AN OUTREACH PROGRAM TO HARD HIT COMMUNITIES AND SEE WHAT WE CAN DO WITH THOSE.

AARP, ANYTHING WE CAN DO FOR OUR SENIORS, I AM ALWAYS GOING TO BE IN FAVOR OF AND THAT GOES FOR OUR VETERANS AS WELL.

I AM ALWAYS A STRONG PROPONENT FOR VETERANS.

SO ANYTHING ELSE WE CAN DO? I HAVE HEARD SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY THAT WE CHARGE OUR VETERANS TO GET INTO OUR POOL FACILITIES.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S TRUE OR NOT.

IF THAT'S TRUE, I'D LIKE TO SEE SOMETHING DONE ABOUT THAT.

I THINK OUR VETERANS DESERVE TO GET INTO OUR POOLS OR WITH NO CHARGE WHATSOEVER.

VACATION RENTALS.

I KNOW OUR MAYOR HAS BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS FOR A LONG TIME, I'VE SEEN IT A BIT MORE NOW BECAUSE HOTELS ARE CLOSED.

SO WHERE ARE PEOPLE GOING? SO WE MIGHT WANT TO LOOK INTO THAT AND SEE WHERE WE'RE GOING WITH THAT AND WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO ABOUT THAT.

LET'S BE PROACTIVE, NOT REACTIVE.

OUR COMMUNICATIONS, I AM HAPPY TO HEAR WE HAVE A NEW PIO REPRESENTATIVE COMING IN.

I LOOK FORWARD TO THAT.

I WILL BE INTERESTED TO SEE WHERE THAT GOES AND HOW THAT CHANGES THAT POSITION AND WHAT WE DO WITH THAT, BECAUSE I THINK WE NEED WE NEED TO BRANCH OUT WITH SOCIAL MEDIA AND WE'VE KIND OF BEEN ON HOLD, SO TO SPEAK.

BUT NOW I'D LIKE TO SEE WHAT THAT DEPARTMENT HAS IN MIND FOR US IN WORKING WITH THE FIVE OF US AND HOW WE'RE GOING TO GO ABOUT THAT AND OPERATIONS AND PRACTICES.

I DO BELIEVE THAT OUR CITY RESIDENTS SHOULD GET A PREFERENCE ON JOBS.

I THINK THAT'S ONLY FAIR THE SAME WAY OUR CURRENT EMPLOYEES HAVE A PREFERENCE IN MOVING UP INTO A JOB.

I THINK THAT OUR OUR OUR RESIDENTS SHOULD AS WELL.

THIS WILL BE AN INCENTIVE TO LIVE IN OUR CITY.

I HAD SUGGESTED TO OUR CITY MANAGER WHAT I CALL THE SECRET SHOPPER FOR OUR CUSTOMER DRIVEN DEPARTMENTS, AND THAT BASICALLY IS SOMEONE PRETENDING REALLY TO BE ONE OF OUR CUSTOMERS.

AND LET'S FIND OUT HOW THEY'RE TREATED, BECAUSE I KNOW ALL OF US HEAR A LOT OF STORIES.

AND SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE LIES THE TRUTH TO THESE STORIES, I'D LIKE TO SEE

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FIRST HAND WHERE THIS GOES.

I KNOW WE TALKED ABOUT, YOU KNOW, MORE EDUCATION AND ALL THAT, BUT I THINK THIS MAY BE ANOTHER WAY TO MAYBE TAKE A LOOK AT THAT.

AND I THINK.

I WILL JUST QUICKLY SAY THAT TWO OF MY PRIORITIES ARE GOING TO BE REDEVELOPMENT AND TRANSPORTATION, I THINK BOTH ARE VITAL TO OUR CITY, TO OUR COMMUNITIES, AND I THINK THEY BENEFIT ALL OF US, NOT PARTICULARLY JUST MY DISTRICT, ALTHOUGH I WILL STAY IN MY LANE IN MY DISTRICT AND TALK ABOUT THAT.

BUT OTHER THAN THAT, I THINK I AM GOOD AND UNDER TIME.

HOW DO YOU LIKE THAT? THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

EXCELLENT COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

OK.

SO AT THIS TIME I GUESS THE FLOOR OR MIC IS MINE.

SO I WILL SAY IN GENERAL, THE PRIORITIES THAT HAVE BEEN MENTIONED TODAY, PRIMARILY I'D SAY 98 PERCENT OF THEM, I WOULD I SUPPORT WHOLEHEARTEDLY.

THERE HAVE BEEN THINGS I'VE SUPPORTED IN THE PAST.

BUT FOR THE GOING THROUGH THIS IN A SYSTEMATIC WAY FOR NO ONE FOR TAMARAC IS HOME THAT WE'RE LOOKING INTO TO BE ABLE TO HELP WITH THAT, EXPANDING THE BUFFER WALLS, WHICH IS ACTUALLY PART OF A DIFFERENT I'LL JUST GO THROUGH I GUESS IT'S EASIER.

EDUCATION.

WELL, I AGREE ABOUT TRYING TO FIND IF WE HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL WHERE IT BE LOCATED THERE CERTAIN LOCATIONS THAT MIGHT BE AMENABLE TO BE MODIFIED AND MAYBE USING PREEXISTING STRUCTURES THAT WE HAVE ALL PROGRAMS THAT WE CAN TRY TO DO.

AS I WAS EXPLAINING TO A RESIDENT THE OTHER DAY, THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS IN TAMARAC THAT AS WE'VE GROWN, YOU DON'T KNOW UNTIL YOU GROW, UNTIL WE DO THESE SURVEYS THAT WE NEED TO ADD THESE PROGRAMS. SO IT'S NOT THAT THERE WERE PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T HAVE FORESIGHT TO DO THINGS OR THE INSIGHT TO DO IT.

WE MAY NOT HAVE HAD THE TOOLS OR THE PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO DO IT BECAUSE IT WASN'T RIPE YET.

YOU DIDN'T HAVE A ONE PERCENT OF THE POPULATION BEING UNDER 18.

NOW WE DO.

SO NOW IT MAKES SENSE TO BE ABLE TO DO CERTAIN PROGRAMS THAT WILL HELP CHANGE THINGS.

I KNOW WHEN I FIRST GOT ON THE COMMISSION, I WANTED TO HAVE AEROBICS CLASSES AFTER SEVEN O'CLOCK.

WHY WASN'T THE COMMUNITY SAYING OPEN AFTER SEVEN O'CLOCK? THERE WASN'T ENOUGH PEOPLE AT THAT TIME.

NOW THERE IS.

NOW THERE'S THE ABILITY TO DO THINGS WHEN YOU HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE TO MAKE THINGS FINANCIALLY EFFICIENT, TIME EFFICIENT, AND ALSO WHAT OUR RESIDENTS WILL ACTUALLY WANT AND USE.

SO WITH ALL THOSE PROGRAMS, I ALSO THINK SOMETIMES WE CAN BE PARTNERING WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS THAT DO MENTORING PROGRAMS THAT OFFER AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS SO WE CAN HAVE IT ALL TOGETHER AND HELP THROUGHOUT OUR CITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS IF WE'RE ABLE TO DO CERTAIN THINGS FOR THE YOUTH AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS CAN ALSO BE DEPENDENT ON IS IT GOING THROUGH OUR PARROT FOUNDATION.

WE'RE RAISING MONEY THROUGH THE PARROT FOUNDATION TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THOSE SCHOLARSHIPS COME THROUGH SOCIAL SERVICES SO SOCIAL SERVICES, MAKE SURE THAT ITS RESIDENTS IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC WHO ARE GETTING THE FUNDS AND THE FACILITIES OR THE SERVICES AND THE PROGRAMS THAT THEY NEED.

AND I HAD SEEN AN FP&L REPRESENTATIVE, ON FRIDAY AT THE CHAMBER EVENT AND THEY ARE DOING THEIR HARDENING.

SO AND IT'S AN IDEA THAT WE'VE ALREADY TALKED ABOUT FOR HAVING OUR POWER LINES BURIED WHERE WE CAN AND THEN.

I AGREE, I KNOW THAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH TUSCAN VILLAGE AND JACK AND I APPRECIATE YOU'RE WORKING ON THAT TO TRY TO HELP SIDE HAVING THEIR WATER CHURNED OVER TO HERE.

AS FOR THE SEAWALLS, I DON'T FULLY AGREE.

THE SEAWALL CANAL WALLS WHILE THEY ARE ALLEGEDLY PART OF A HOMEOWNER'S RESPONSIBILITY, THE PROBLEM IS THE CITY MAINTAINS THE CANALS.

PEOPLE USE THOSE CANALS.

PEOPLE PUT THEIR BOATS IN THE WATERWAY.

THEY DUMP THINGS IN THE CANAL, THEY DUMP FISH IN THE CANAL AND OTHER THINGS.

AND AS I SAID OVER THE YEARS, IT'S KIND OF WHEN YOUR SEAWALL STARTS TO GO, IF THERE'S NO ASSISTANCE ON IT, THEN IT STARTS TO ADD FOUNDATION CRACKS TO YOUR HOUSE.

PLUS, WHEN COMCAST OR MEDIA 1 WAS AN OLD TIME CABLE COMPANY, WHEN THEY STARTED DIGGING IT BEHIND PEOPLE'S HOMES, IT STARTED CREATING PROBLEMS FOR SOME OF THOSE CANAL WALLS THAT THEY DIDN'T REALIZE AND IT WASN'T TAKEN CARE OF.

SO NOT NECESSARILY THE CITY HAS TO PAY FOR IT ON A WHOLE, BUT ASK FOR GRANT FUNDING TO BE ABLE TO GIVE A 10 YEAR REPAYMENT PROGRAM TO BE ABLE TO HELP COMMUNITIES BUILD BACK THEIR WALLS BECAUSE IT WILL BE DETRIMENTAL TO OUR COMMUNITIES.

AND I HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED THE LINEAR SQUARE FEET OR THE LINEAR FEET OF HOW MANY CANAL WALLS THAT WE HAVE IN THE CITY.

BUT I KNOW THAT INFORMATION THAT HAS BEEN REQUESTED WILL BE FORTHCOMING ONE DAY.

SO STRIPING THE STREETS, SENIOR COMMUNITIES, ALL COMMUNITIES.

YES.

AND I KNOW THAT'S IN THE MASTER PLAN THAT WE'VE BEEN DISCUSSING AND INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES AND MAKING SURE THAT OUR WATER WE HAVE A GREAT I&I PLAN

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THAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING THROUGH.

I THINK THAT THESE ARE ALL IMPORTANT ITEMS THAT HAVE BEEN DISCUSSED AND BEEN ON OUR AGENDA TO GO THROUGH FOR QUITE SOME TIME.

AS FOR TRAFFIC CONGESTION RELIEF ON COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD, ALL THESE THINGS WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON AND IF YOU HAVE NOT YET HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO THE COUNTY'S HEADQUARTERS ON COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD TO SEE HOW TRAFFIC IS LOOKED INTO AND HOW THEY MONITOR THAT, IT IS INCREDIBLE.

AND YOU SHOULD GO THERE.

I WILL SAY I DID NOTICE THE LIGHT AT WOODLANDS AND COMMERCIAL.

THAT USED TO BE A 30 SECOND LIGHT.

IF THAT LONG HAS GOTTEN A LITTLE LONGER OVER THE PAST WEEK, WILL IT STAY THAT WAY? I HAVE NO IDEA.

BUT FOR YEARS AND YEARS, WE ALWAYS ASKED THEM TO WORK ON THIS AND SO MAY THEY CONTINUE TO WORK ON IT AND IMPROVE IT.

EXPANSION OF BUS SERVICES.

WE'VE BEEN SAYING THAT FOR A LONG TIME.

AS I SAID, THERE'S AN EAST COAST, EAST 441 ORGANIZATION TO TRY TO GET BUS SERVICES ON THAT I KNOW OUR CITY WITH THE COUNTY, WE'RE GOING TO GET ABOUT 79 NEW BUS SHELTERS WITHIN THE CITY.

THAT'S PART OF THE ROLL OUT OF THE SHELTERS AND PART OF THE TAX SURPLUS PLAN.

SO IT WILL HELP THOSE PEOPLE THAT WE'RE SEEING ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD GETTING WET IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON FOR YEARS.

I KNOW IT'S BEEN A BIG DEAL AND IT'S A SLOW START, BUT HOPEFULLY IT'LL BE OVER BY OVER AN UP BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

AS FOR SHAKER VILLAGE, WHILE I AGREE VERY MUCH THAT COMMUNITY, IF THEY WERE WILLING TO DO A PARTNERSHIP WITH US, WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO DO A PARTNERSHIP WITH THEM.

PART OF THE PROBLEM, WHETHER IT'S SHAKER VILLAGE OR ANY OTHER COMMUNITY THAT'S A PRIVATE COMMUNITY, IS PRIVATE PROPERTY.

WE CANNOT FORCE THINGS UPON THEM.

AND I'M SURE OUR CITY, INTERIM CITY ATTORNEY WOULD AGREE THERE'S ONLY SO MUCH WE COULD DO WITH PRIVATE PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES SOME OF OUR RETAIL PLAZAS.

IT'S PRIVATE PROPERTY.

WE CAN MAKE INCENTIVES AND WE CAN TRY TO HAVE CONVERSATIONS, BUT WE CAN'T ACTUALLY GET THEM TO WANT TO CONTINUE ON WITH US.

BUT IF THERE'S A MECHANISM IN A WAY THAT WOULD BE WONDERFUL, WHETHER IT'S PARTICULARLY TO SHAKER VILLAGE OR ANY OTHER COMMUNITY.

NEIGHBOR TRAFFIC CALMING, YOU KNOW, I'VE BEEN SAYING THIS FOR A LONG TIME.

I KNOW WE'VE CHANGED THE WAYS TO BE ABLE TO GET MORE SPEED BUMPS OR SPEED BUMPS OR WHATEVER NOWADAYS THAT THEY'RE CALLED IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR EMS AND OUR POLICE CAN GET THROUGH.

I STILL SAY IF OUR RESIDENTS REALLY WANT IT AND DOESN'T MEET THE SIX MILES PER HOUR CRITERIA THAT WE HAVE OR THE FIVE HUNDRED PEOPLE PER DAY.

SO WHAT? GIVE THE COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY TO GET 90 PERCENT SIGNATURE OF THE COMMUNITY.

GIVE THEM 10 YEARS TO IF THEY WANT IT, THEN THEY SIGN A CONTRACT THAT THEY HAVE THEM FOR 10 YEARS.

AND IF THEY DON'T WANT THEM WITHIN THE 10 YEARS AND THEY HAVE TO TAKE IT OUT AND PUT THE ROAD BACK TO THE WAY THEY WANT, BUT AT LEAST GET THEM SOME TRAFFIC CALMING, BECAUSE A LOT OF OUR LITTLE NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS, AS ARE MY COLLEAGUES, HAVE SAID THEY'RE BEING USED AS CUT THROUGHS AND IT IS GOING TO BE FATAL ONE DAY WHEN THEY DO.

AND IT GOES TO STUFF.

THAT'S ON TRAFFIC COMING, BUT KATHLEEN, IT GOES TO PAGE TWO WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT PUBLIC SAFETY AND SPEED TRAPPINGS AND SPEED RACING ON PROSPECT, DO YOU HAVE IT ON SOUTH FROM BAILEY TO ROCK ISLAND OR ACTUALLY FROM MCNAB DOWN ROCK ISLAND TO 44TH.

YOU HAVE IT ON 57TH FROM HAVE IT ALL OVER THE PLACE.

THERE'S SOME CARS THAT HAVE FUN POPPING WHEELIES AND MAKING FIGURE EIGHTS.

YOU CAN SEE THEM IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.

YOU KNOW THAT THEY'VE MADE THEM IN OR 2:00, 3:00 IN THE MORNING WHEN OUR RESIDENTS ARE COMPLAINING.

SO WE DO HAVE TO FIGURE OUT SOME MECHANISM.

BUT ALSO, WE ALSO KEEPING IN MIND THAT IT'S NOT THAT EASY FOR OUR POLICE TO BE ABLE TO GET THEM IF THEY'RE SPEEDING THROUGH THE CITY BY THE TIME THEY'VE DONE THEIR DAMAGE AND THEIR NOISE THEY ARE OUT.

SO THEY'RE OUT OF OUR CITY OR OUT OF THE AREA.

I AGREE WITH PARTNERSHIPS VERY MUCH, AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEW ENTITY OF MTEC TO COME ON BOARD TO HELP WITH THE MPO AND TO HELP WITH FEDERAL PROGRAMS TO BE ABLE TO USE OUR TAX DOLLARS AND BE ABLE TO GET SOME OF THESE PROGRAMS THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TODAY AND BEEN TALKING ABOUT YESTERDAY AND THE DAY BEFORE AND YADA, YADA, AND HOPEFULLY NOT BE TALKING ABOUT IT TOO MUCH LONGER AND HAVE THEM TO FINALLY GO INTO INTO PLAY, ON THE HOMELESSNESS TASK FORCE.

YES, I'VE MADE MY COMMENTS ABOUT THIS FOR A LONG TIME NOW, AND I ACTUALLY ENJOY CONVERSATIONS WITH SOME OF THE PEOPLE THAT THEY DON'T WANT TO BE CALLED HOMELESS.

THEY HAVE CHOSEN THE LIFESTYLE THAT THEY LEAD.

THEY LEAD.

AND I'M NOT SAYING ALL OF THEM.

AND THEY ENJOY WHAT THEY'RE DOING.

THEY DON'T WANT SHELTERS.

THEY DON'T WANT HANDOUTS.

BUT SO IF THERE'S AN IDEA IN A WAY FOR US TO BE ABLE TO HELP THEM GET JOBS AND SO THEY CAN WORK, I KNOW THAT THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL AS WELL, SO I'M ON BOARD FOR WHATEVER WE CAN TRY TO DO TO HELP WITH THAT.

OVERNIGHT PARKING, I ACTUALLY JUST GOT ANOTHER EMAIL FROM A RESIDENT

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REGARDING THE OVERNIGHT PARKING, YOU KNOW, IT'S A BIG DEAL AND I KNOW WE SAID WE WILL BRING IT BACK FOR DISCUSSION BETWEEN THE TWO TO SIX AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF IT WHEN WE ARE ABLE TO HAVE OUR RESIDENTS COME INTO CHAMBERS BECAUSE THEY WANT TO BE ABLE TO BE HEARD.

AND AS WE'VE ALREADY DISCUSSED, NOT EVERYBODY IS VIRTUAL AND CAPABLE OR WANTING TO COME IN.

THEY WANT TO BE HEARD IN PUBLIC.

SO UNFORTUNATELY, THAT'S A TOPIC THAT MIGHT BE A FEW MORE MONTHS DOWN THE LINE BEFORE WE HAVE IT COME UP.

NO FISHING FROM THE CANALS OR PUBLIC PROPERTY DRIVING DOWN PINE ISLAND.

YOU SEE PEOPLE AT THE CANAL, JUST DOUBLE PARKING ON THE MIDDLE ON THE SIDE OF THE STREET.

AND THEY'RE THROWING THEIR LINES INTO THE WATER.

THEY DO IT VARIOUS PLACES.

I KNOW 94TH IS ONE OTHER LOCATION THAT THIS IS DONE OFTEN PEOPLE DO NOT LIKE SEEING BOATS BEHIND THEIR HOMES OR PEOPLE WALKING BEHIND THEIR HOMES AND THEY DON'T LIVE IN THE COMMUNITY JUST TO FISH.

AND IT MAKES OUR RESIDENTS FEEL UNSAFE.

SO THIS IS A SAFETY ITEM AND IS PEOPLE'S PRIVATE PROPERTY AS WELL, THAT THEY NEED SOME ASSISTANCE FROM OUR CITY REGARDING FOR NUMBER TWO, TAMARAC, BECAUSE THE SAFE IS SAFE AND PEOPLE KNOW IT.

I GUESS THAT'S WHERE THE HOMELESSNESS COMES IN FOR THAT PART, TOO.

BUT ARE SOME OF OUR RESIDENT HOMELESS PEOPLE STATE THAT THEY COME TO TAMARAC BECAUSE THEY DO FEEL SAFE.

I THINK THAT WE I KNOW THAT BSO WAS WORKING ON THEIR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.

I, OF COURSE, HAVE MADE THIS COMMENT BEFORE.

I THINK WE NEED MORE OFFICERS.

THIS ALSO COMES DOWN TO A BUDGET ITEM.

THE MORE OFFICES WE HAVE, BEING ABLE TO MAKE THAT CALL AND ARRIVE AT SOMEBODY'S LOCATION MUCH QUICKER THAN THEY CURRENTLY ARE FOR CERTAIN THINGS.

SO DO YOU THINK SOME OF IT IS A DOWNTOWN PROBLEM, NOT A PROBLEM, A DOWNTOWN MATTER TO BE ADDRESSED WITH THE COUNTY BECAUSE THE COUNTY IS THE ONE THAT HANDLES DISPATCH, NOT THE CITY OF TAMARAC? AND I THINK SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT SOME RESIDENTS MAY HAVE ACTUALLY HAS MORE TO DO WITH DISPATCH THAN IT DOES WITH OUR POLICE FORCE.

BUT THAT'S FOR ANOTHER CONVERSATION.

AS FOR THE KINGS FOR EMS, I THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA.

I THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD IDEA WHEN IT WAS ROLLED OUT THE FIRST TIME.

I THINK WHEN IT WAS ROLLED OUT THE FIRST TIME, I THINK THERE WAS NOT.

THE CONVERSATION CAN GO MAYBE AS PLANNED AND MAYBE NEEDS A DIFFERENT ROLL OUT, AND THERE WAS A PROPERTY THAT WAS AVAILABLE CLOSE TO THEM FOR USE.

AND SO HOPEFULLY THAT CAN COME BACK AROUND AND I AM HAPPY TO ASSIST WHERE NEEDED ON THAT CONVERSATION.

AGREE WITH THE IDEA OF WE DON'T HAVE TO HAVE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BUFFER WALLS AT THE SAME THICKNESS AND QUALITY THAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE FOR CERTAIN AREAS AND THE AREAS AND THE ROADWAYS ARE BEING DISCUSSED, BUT AGAIN, WE DO HAVE TO BE CAREFUL BECAUSE SOME OF THAT IS PRIVATE PROPERTY.

SOME OF THE ROADWAYS THAT HAVE BEEN MENTIONED TODAY, IT'S PRIVATE PROPERTY.

SO THE CITY HAS TO BE MINDFUL WE CANNOT USE TAX DOLLARS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY UNLESS THERE'S SOME OTHER GRANT THAT IS RECEIVED AND THAT IS MENTIONED WITHIN THERE.

ALSO, I WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND THE BUFFER WALLS AND THE SIGNAGE PROGRAM FOR PAST WHERE WE ALREADY ARE.

THERE ARE CONDOS WHO WOULD ALSO LIKE TO HAVE IT IN THEIR COMMUNITIES AS WELL.

AND WE DON'T USE THAT CURRENTLY RIGHT NOW AND WE DON'T USE IT FOR ANYTHING THAT HAS A BUSINESS PLAZA ON IT.

MOVING TO TAMARAC IS ECONOMICALLY RESILIENCE.

THERE'S A LOT OF THIS CONVERSATION THAT I KNOW IT'S HARD FOR US BECAUSE WE WANT THINGS YESTERDAY AND WE THOUGHT WE WERE GETTING THINGS YESTERDAY AND WE WERE MOVING, TAMARAC WAS MOVING RIGHT ALONG.

WE HAD A LOT OF PLANS IN PLACE.

AND THEN, OH, MY GOODNESS, MARCH COMES AND EVERYTHING JUST GETS GROUND TO A HALT.

SO GREAT PROJECTS THAT WE HAD STARTED TO GET STOPS SUCH AS TAMARAC VILLAGE WITH KNOWING THE COMMERCIAL STRUCTURE THAT WAS GOING TO BE ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE BUILDINGS THAT ARE CURRENTLY UP.

BUT I DO BELIEVE WITH A LITTLE BIT MORE TIME AND EVERYBODY HAVING FAITH AND CONFIDENCE IN OUR WORLD COMING BACK ONLINE, WE WILL HAVE THE FINANCIAL INVESTORS COMING BACK AND BEING WILLING TO PUT THEIR BUSINESSES BACK IN THE CITY.

IT'S A SCARY TIME RIGHT NOW FOR EVERYBODY NOT FULLY KNOWING WHAT'S HAPPENING.

SO HOPEFULLY THAT IS STARTING TO TRICKLE BACK INTO ADJUSTMENT.

WE ALSO HAVE TO BE CAREFUL THAT THERE ARE CERTAIN PROPERTIES THAT WE MAY WANT TO DO THINGS ON.

AGAIN, THEY'RE NOT OURS.

SO UNLESS WE PLAN ON BUYING THEM OUT, WHAT MONEY ARE WE USING TO BUY THEM OUT AND HOW LONG DO WE PLAN ON LEAVING THEM AS WE BUY THEM OUT? BECAUSE IF WE'RE GOING TO HOLD THEM TO USE THEM FOR SOME IDEA THAT WE MAY HAVE IN THE FUTURE.

IT'S NOT INVESTING COMPLETELY BACK INTO THE CITY IF WE'RE HOLDING THE PROPERTY AND WE'RE NOT ABLE TO DO THINGS WITH IT DEPENDING ON CERTAIN TOPICS AS IT COMES TO LARGE BUSINESS FORUM, WHEN IT COMES TO BUSINESS ROUNDTABLES, WHETHER IT COMES TO PARTNERSHIP WITH BUSINESSES FROM DAY ONE,

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WHEN I GOT ON BOARD, I'VE BEEN WANTING TO DEAL WITH HAVING A BUSINESS DISTRICT COMMUNITY, AS WE DO WITH OUR RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES.

WE HAD THEM ONE TIME, ONE YEAR, AND THEN THREE YEARS LATER WE HAD ANOTHER.

AND SO I AM A COMPLETE ADVOCATE FOR WHATEVER WE NEED TO DO TO HEAR THE BUSINESSES AND HAVE A REVOLVING.

WHETHER IT'S EVERY SIX MONTHS, LIKE WE DID WITH THE RESIDENTIAL, I DON'T KNOW IF WE'RE GOING TO GO BACK TO THEM.

BUT WE DID DISTRICTS BEFORE COVID AND WE HAD MEETINGS IN EACH DISTRICT.

I THINK WE'RE ALL FAMILIAR WITH THEM.

AND OUR BUSINESSES TALK TO US ALSO THROUGH THEIR CHAMBER.

AND I THINK WE NEED TO LISTEN TO SOME OF THOSE COMMENTS THAT ARE COMING IN.

AND I THINK PART OF WHAT WE HAVE ON HERE IS THEY ARE SAYING THAT IT TAKES THEM A LONG TIME TO GET OPEN FOR BUSINESS IF THEY HAVE TROUBLE WITH THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT, THEY HAD TROUBLE WITH OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES OR THEY HAD TROUBLE WITH THEIR INSPECTIONS, WHETHER IT'S FIRE OR ROOF, MECHANICAL PLUMBING, WHATEVER IT IS.

SO AND FOR US TO BE ABLE TO HEAR OUR BUSINESSES, I BELIEVE THAT'S ONE OF THE TOPICS WE'VE ALREADY DISCUSSED AND WE ARE PUTTING FORTH TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HEAR THEM.

PARKING REQUIREMENTS, WHETHER IF WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE PARKING REQUIREMENTS FOR WHEN WE TALK ABOUT DEVELOPMENT THAT WE'VE DISCUSSED EARLIER, REMAINS ONE OF OUR INCENTIVES OR HIGH PRIORITIES AND STILL ON THE TABLE.

AND I SUPPORT.

OUR CONVERSATION ON THAT, WE HAVE REDEVELOPMENT CITY OPERATIONS AND PRACTICES.

THAT INCLUDES BY JUST THAT BUILDING DEPARTMENT EFFICIENCY AND CUSTOMER SERVICE EXPERIENCE AND AS I SAID, CONCIERGE SERVICES.

AS FOR PAPERLESS PROCESSING, ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES WHERE APPLICABLE.

YES, BUT THERE ARE STILL SOME PEOPLE, SOME OF US WHO LIKE TO HAVE OUR BOOK AND BE ABLE TO REFER THEM THROUGH.

AND SO THAT'S JUST SOMETHING THAT CAN BE DONE, IN MY OPINION, ON A PERSON PER PERSON BASIS.

SO TAMARAC IS VIBRANT AND YES, IT IS, AND.

IT IS A SHAME THAT PEOPLE DECIDE TO USE OUR CITY AS A LITTERING POST AS THEY DRIVE THROUGH, I'VE SEEN PEOPLE THROW OUT THEIR WINGS OUTSIDE THE DOOR.

THEY'RE SITTING AT A LIGHT AND IT'S QUITE DISAPPOINTING.

I HAVE SHARED WITH THE CITY MANAGER AND THE ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER.

AN ORGANIZATION THAT IS CALLED LITTERBUG REPORTING INITIATIVE WITHIN OUR STATE TO BE ABLE TO FIND AND REPORT CITIZENS LITTERING FROM THEIR VEHICLE.

AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT'S GOING UP TO THE STATE AND MORE INFORMATION CAN BE PROVIDED.

IT'S REQUESTED, BUT YES, LITTERING PEOPLE, DECIDING THAT THEY'RE SO LAZY AND SO ENTITLED TO JUST USE OUR WORLD AS AN ASH TRAY IS JUST NOT.

I'M NOT COMFORTABLE WITH EITHER, AND IT'S A SHAME THAT OUR CITY EMPLOYEES HAVE TO TAKE TIME FROM CERTAIN THINGS THAT THEY NEED TO DO FOR THE REST OF THE CITY TO KEEP CLEANING UP OTHER PEOPLE'S TRASH THAT THEY'RE THROWING IN THE MEDIAN.

IT'S ALSO, I THINK, INCUMBENT FOR US TO MAKE SURE THAT WHETHER IT'S WASTE MANAGEMENT, WASTE PRO, SOLID WASTE, WHATEVER, I DON'T WANT TO NAME ALL OF THEM AND THEN THINK SOMEBODY IS THINKING THAT I'M SUPPORTING ONE OVER ANOTHER.

THE COMPANIES THAT DO GARBAGE THAT DRIVE THROUGH OUR STREETS, ESPECIALLY ALONG OUR MAJOR THOROUGHFARES, NEED TO START MAKING SURE THEIR GARBAGE IS TAPPED DOWN IN THEIR VEHICLES.

COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD RIGHT NOW ON THE NORTH SIDE OF COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD BETWEEN WOODLANDS AND 64TH, SOME TRUCK MUST HAVE DUMPED A WHOLE BUNCH OF STUFF.

THERE'S A BOX THAT PROBABLY CAME FROM AMAZON AND WAL-MART THAT'S GOT CRAP ALL OVER THE STREET, WHICH I KNOW HAS BEEN REPORTED, AND HOPEFULLY IT'LL BE CLEANED UP.

AS FAR AS THE WINDOW BUSINESS WINDOW SIGNAGE, I AGREE THAT WE NEED TO DO THAT, BUT I THINK WE WERE HAVING A WHOLE DISTRICT COMMITTEE COMMUNITY MEETING WITH OUR BUSINESSES AND WE WERE GOING TO TALK TO THEM NOT JUST ABOUT SIGNAGE ON THE WINDOWS, BUT SIGNAGE FOR THE COMMUNITY, FOR THE MONUMENT SIGN.

THERE'S GOING TO BE SIGNAGE FOR THE MARQUEE OVER THEIR BUSINESSES THEMSELVES, A WHOLE BIG OVERHAUL THAT WE WERE WORKING ON.

AND I KNOW WE'LL GET BACK INTO THAT AS SOON AS.

WE'RE ABLE TO AND AGAIN, HOPING THAT IS SOONER THAN LATER SUPPORT THE PUBLIC ARTS ITEMS THAT HAVE BEEN PROPOSED.

WE WERE WORKING REALLY WELL ON CERTAIN THINGS WITH THAT, TOO, AND THE ADOPT A STREET P ROGRAM BACK TO THE LITTER PICK UP, WE HAVE AN ADOPT A STREET PROGRAM THAT IS VERY IT IS USED BY MANY SOME BUSINESSES IN THE CITY.

AND SO MAYBE WE CAN HAVE THE ADOPT THE STREET PROGRAM INFORMATION ROLLED BACK OUT TO US AS ONE OF OUR FUTURE MEETINGS.

AND THEN WE CAN TRY TO COMMUNICATE WITH OUR BUSINESS COMMUNITY, MAYBE BRING IT TO ONE OF OUR CHAMBER BREAKFASTS AND ASK IF WE CAN GET SOME MORE BUY IN FROM THE COMMUNITY FOR THAT.

I KNOW THE KIWANIS CLUB DOES ONE STRIP EVERY FOUR MONTHS.

IT'S A EVER 4 MONTHS.

EVERY THREE MONTHS, EVERY THREE MONTHS.

AND THERE ARE OTHER PLACES THAT MAYBE WE JUST NEED TO HAVE MORE OF A BUY IN FOR

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THAT INSTEAD OF INVENTING THE WHEEL AGAIN, PARTNERING WITH OTHER BUSINESSES OR OTHER NON-PROFITS, CITY OPERATIONS PRACTICES.

I AGREE A CLEAN IT'S AMAZING WHAT A FRESH COAT OF PAINT AND SOME YARD WORK BEING CLEANED UP CAN GIVE SUCH A REFRESHING APPEAL TO A COMMUNITY.

AND SO I'M SURE WE WILL FIGURE SOMETHING OUT ON THERE, AND I ALSO THINK THAT I LIKE THE WRAPPING OF THE, WELL IT'S ONE OF THE IDEAS THAT I CAME ON WITH WHEN I FIRST STARTED THE WRAPPING OF THE BOXES, IF WE CAN GET MORE OF THOSE WRAPPING OF THE BOXES OF TRANSMITTAL BOXES MORE, OUR RESIDENTS ARE STARTING TO SEE THEM.

THEY LIKE THEM.

I'VE GOT A COUPLE ASKING ME WHERE OUR NEXT ONES ARE COMING FROM.

SO LOOKING FORWARD TO AN UPDATE ON THAT CODE ENFORCEMENT, AS I'VE SAID, FROM FOR YEARS.

EVERYONE KNOWS WHEN CODE GOES TO BED, AND I KNOW WE'VE EXPANDED SOME OF THE HOURS, BUT I REALLY STILL THINK THAT WE NEED TO EXPAND THEM FURTHER AND AS WE'RE GOING THROUGH ORDINANCES, IF WE HAVE PENALTIES BEING ASSESSED OR ENFORCEMENT BEING PLACED IS SUPPOSED TO BE A CODE ENFORCEMENT ITEM.

WE CAN'T BE PUTTING IT ON OUR OFFICERS TO BE THE ONES TO ENFORCE THESE ITEMS AFTER MIDNIGHT OR WHENEVER CODE GOES TO BED.

I THINK WE NEED TO HAVE ANOTHER SHIFT FOR CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO BE ABLE TO HANDLE THOSE.

ITEMS THAT WE HAVE IN PLACE LIKE CARS, TRUCKS, BUSINESS VEHICLES THAT ARE PARKED IN NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE THEY'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE PARKED OVERNIGHT.

IT SHOULDN'T BE ON OUR OFFICERS TO DO THAT BECAUSE OUR OFFICERS ARE BEING ASKED TO DO THEIR JOBS PROTECTING AND SERVING IN OTHER WAYS.

I THINK PARTNERING WITH OUR CHURCH VOLUNTEERS OR TEMPLE VOLUNTEERS OR OTHER COMMUNITY, AS I SAID, NON-PROFITS TO HELP BEAUTIFY OUR COMMUNITIES IS GREAT.

WHILE I THINK THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A RUNNING TRACK IN THE COMMUNITY, I DON'T KNOW IF WE SHOULD BE TAKING AWAY A BASEBALL FIELD TO DO SO.

I THINK THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO, AS WE GO THROUGH OUR COMMUNITIES, BE ABLE TO FIGURE OUT A LOCATION FOR THAT RUNNING TRACK THAT IS DESIRED.

I DO LIKE THE IDEA OF WORKING WITH AARP, THAT SENIOR SILVER SNEAKERS AND IF IT CAN COME BACK AROUND GREAT, OF COURSE, PARK IMPROVEMENTS, ADDITIONAL DOG PARKS, EVERYTHING WOULD BE WONDERFUL IF WE CAN AFFORD THEM AND WE HAVE THE SPACE TO DO IT.

VETERANS PROGRAMS AGREED AS WELL.

AND I THINK THESE ARE, AGAIN, THINGS THAT WE NEED TO DO WITH PARTNERING WITH SOME OF OUR NONPROFITS THAT SURROUND US AND MAYBE FIGURE OUT A GOOD PROGRAM WITH THE VA THAT IS JUST ACROSS THE ROAD FROM US.

I THINK PART OF THE INCREASING AWARENESS AND PROMOTION OF THE IDEA IS I THINK THAT IS WHAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON.

I THINK THAT THE LOCAL CLUBHOUSE ACTIVITIES, I THINK SOME OF THE COMMUNITIES WERE NOT EXACTLY UP FOR THE BEGINNING.

BUT I THINK AS TIME HAS SHOWN, WHERE PEOPLE ARE IN THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES AND NOW THAT THEY WANT THEIR CLUBHOUSES TO BE UTILIZED, I THINK WE'LL BE ABLE TO HAVE PARKS AND REC HAVE A BETTER RESPONSE FROM SOME OF OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES NOW, BECAUSE NOW PEOPLE DON'T NECESSARILY WANT TO GO TO BIG GYMS. THEY WANT WAS CLOSE, THEY WANT TO KNOW THAT THEY FEEL SAFE IN THEIR CLUB HOUSES ARE THAT LOCATION FOR IT.

SO THAT'LL WORK.

I KNOW YOU'VE MENTIONED ME AND RENTALS, VACATION RENTALS, YUP, YOU GOT IT, COMMISSIONER GELIN, THE FOOD RECYCLE PROGRAM SOUNDS INTERESTING.

LOOKING FORWARD TO KNOWING MORE.

I THINK A FIREWORKS STATUTE OR RESTRICTIONS IS SOMETHING THAT I THINK IS IMPORTANT FOR OUR VETERANS, FOR OUR PEOPLE WITH PETS, FOR PEOPLE WITH HEALTH NEEDS.

I HAPPEN TO LOVE FIREWORKS.

I THINK THEY'RE GREAT.

BUT WE ALSO HAVE TO BE MINDFUL OF THE TIMING THAT THEY'RE GOING OFF AND PEOPLE NEED TO BE MINDFUL THAT THEY LIVE IN A COMMUNITY AND SOMETIMES PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO HEAR IT AT 1:30 IN THE MORNING.

AND I WOULD THINK THAT WE CAN TRY TO DO SOMETHING.

PART OF OUR HANDS ARE TIED BECAUSE THE STATE HAS CHANGED SOME OF THE RULES ON THERE.

BUT LOOK TO GO INTO A LITTLE BIT MORE ON THAT WHEN WE CAN, AGAIN, WORKING WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS.

COMMUNICATIONS, SOCIAL MEDIA.

I THINK THAT THE CITY IS DOING A GOOD JOB EXPANDING OUR WI-FI, DOING WHAT WE CAN TO DO 5G, TRYING TO STAY ON TOP OF THINGS ON A TECHNOLOGY GROWTH AND FIBER GROWTH FOR OUR CITY.

YES, I KNOW THAT SOUNDS STRANGE TO THE PERSON WHO STILL HAS THE BLACKBERRY, BUT, YOU KNOW, IT'S STILL AN ANDROID.

AND STILL LET'S ME DO WHAT EVERYBODY ELSE DOES.

AND I THINK THAT.

I DO, I HAVE A BLACKBERRY.

I LOVE MY BLACKBERRY, MINE'S ON ANDROID.

SO IT'S I THINK THESE THINGS THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, WE WANTED A HUB.

WE WERE TRYING TO DO A TRANSIT HUB, WHEN WE HAD OUR FIRST TWO OR THREE ROUNDS OF

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TRYING TO CREATE TAMARAC VILLAGE.

AND WHEN WE WERE TALKING ABOUT MAYBE DOING SOME REDEVELOPMENT, WHETHER IT WAS BUT THE PASSIVE PARK HAD AN ISSUE BECAUSE IT WAS ON PINE ISLAND AND COMMERCIAL DUE TO THE RESTRICTIONS THAT ARE THERE FROM THE COUNTY, WHICH AGAIN, WE HAVE FUN WITH.

SO THERE IS A NEED FOR A HUB OF US HAVE SOMEWHERE.

AND HOPEFULLY IT IS SOMETHING THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO BE CREATIVE WHEN WE DO SO AND BE ABLE TO GET THAT THAT HUB.

WE NEED TO CONTINUE CELEBRATING OUR CULTURAL DIFFERENCES THAT MAKE US UNIQUE, BUT ALSO MAKE US ONE TO LEARN ONE ANOTHER AND ENJOY LIVING IN OUR CITY.

I THINK THAT THERE IS.

WE STILL NEED TO AND THIS WILL BE IN OUR NEXT PART OF OUR TOPIC, BUT SOCIAL MEDIA BUT I ALSO OF OUR RESIDENTS ARE APPRECIATING BECAUSE THEY DO READ.

THEY DON'T ALWAYS GET ONLINE.

THEY DON'T ALWAYS ACCESS AND BEING ABLE TO QUALIFY FOR GRANTS OR PROGRAMS AND BEING ABLE TO HAVE THAT PAPER AND TANGIBLY TAKE CARE OF FILLING IT IN AND SENDING IT IN IS ALSO IMPORTANT.

AS TAMARAC FIRST PREFERENCE FOR CITY JOBS, I KNOW MY LAST UNDERSTANDING IS THAT I BELIEVE CLOSE TO HALF OF OUR CITY STAFF LIVE AND RESIDE OR RESIDE IN TAMARAC, SO THAT'S ALREADY EXCELLENT AND SO I BELIEVE THAT WE ALREADY HAVE A PREFERENCE.

SO IT'S KIND OF LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE, THEY HAVE TO LIVE HERE, BUT THEY ALSO HAVE TO HAVE THE QUALIFICATIONS SO IT GOES BACK TO EDUCATION.

IF WE'RE ABLE TO DO MORE EDUCATION, TO HAVE QUALIFICATIONS FOR PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO LEARN THE ITEMS THAT THE CITY AND TAMARAC NEED THE EMPLOYEES NEED HERE TO BECOME EMPLOYED, THAT WOULD BE WONDERFUL.

I THINK THE SECRET SHOPPER IDEA IS AN EXCELLENT IDEA.

AND I KNOW WE'LL TALK ABOUT TRAVEL POLICIES, INITIATIVES, AS FOR POLITICAL SIGNS, MY COMMENT ON POLITICAL SIGNAGE IS MORE OR LESS DURING VOTING TIME WE BECOME A SEA OF BANNERS AND SIGNS, AND THEY'RE NOT NECESSARILY FROM OUR CITY AND THEY'RE NOT NECESSARILY PICKED UP.

I LIKE WITH SOME OF OUR SISTER CITIES HAVE, WHICH IS A REGULATION THAT HAS YOU HAVE TO GIVE A DEPOSIT.

AND SO THIS WAY AND WE GIVE POWER TO OUR PUBLIC SERVICES TO REMOVE THOSE SIGNS AFTER A CERTAIN TIME, AFTER THE PERSON HAS PUT A SIGN THERE HAS BEEN GIVEN NOTICE IN THIS WAY, SOME OF THE COSTS ARE OFFSET.

AND IF YOU'VE NOT HAD TO, WE CAN FIGURE IT OUT IF YOU'VE NOT NEEDED TO HAVE A CHARGE THEN, YOU KNOW, MAYBE GET BACK YOUR MONEY, BUT ALSO HAVING US BE RESPONSIBLE TO NOT BE PUTTING OUR SIGNS ON OTHER PEOPLE'S PROPERTY WITHOUT PERMISSION.

WE FILE A PIECE OF PAPER SAYING THAT WE RECEIVED PERMISSION FROM SO-AND-SO TO PUT THEIR BIG SIGNS ON THEIR PROPERTY BECAUSE RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN COMPLAINING.

THEY THINK THAT WE LOOK LIKE WE ARE JUST LITTERED ALL OVER THE PLACE.

AND THE BUSINESS OWNERS ARE CONCERNED THAT IF THEY COMPLAIN ABOUT SOMEBODY'S SIGN ON THEIR PROPERTY, THAT THEY WILL HAVE BLOWBACK.

SO WE DON'T WANT TO HAVE ANY OF THAT PROBLEM.

I THINK ALSO WITH SIX NUMBER SIX IS TAMARAC AND WORKPLACE.

WE NEED TO RETAIN OUR STRONG WORKFORCE.

WE NEED TO RETAIN OUR FINANCIAL STABILITY.

WE ARE IN A DIFFERENT WORLD RIGHT NOW FOR A LITTLE BIT LONGER.

BUT I THINK, KNOCK WOOD, WE'VE BEEN IN A GOOD FINANCIAL PLACE AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO BE IN A GOOD FINANCIAL PLACE AND WE'RE ONLY GOING TO GET STRONGER OUT OF THIS.

AND SO THOSE ARE MY COMMENTS.

JUST GOING TO CHECK THEM, FISHING IN CANALS.

BSO, BUS.

ONE ITEM IS ALSO SOME MORE EQUIPMENT FOR THE, FOR THE FIRE RESCUE, FOR THE ABILITY TO HELP PUMP A PERSON TO DO THE CHEST COMPRESSIONS.

I SAW IT IN ACTION.

I KNOW OUR SYSTEMS A LITTLE BIT ANTIQUATED AND THERE'S A NEW ITEM OUT THERE, BUT IT ACTUALLY SAVED A PERSON'S LIFE AND IT WAS QUITE AMAZING TO WITNESS.

SO.

AND THE BASEBALL INITIATIVE IS NOT ON HERE, BUT I KNOW IT'S GOING TO CONTINUE FOR 2021 AND.

AT THIS POINT IN TIME, I AM DONE, SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND VICE MAYOR, YOU HAVE A QUESTION? YEAH, I THINK WE WENT OVER THE WHOLE LIST= I DIDN'T HEAR ABOUT THE BUILDING HEIGHTS THAT COMMISSIONER PLACKO AND YOURSELF MENTIONED.

BUILDING HEIGHTS.

BUILDING HEIGHTS.

THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE'RE GOING TO TALK BACK IN MORE DETAIL.

YEAH.

OH, YEAH.

SORRY TRY NOT TO TALK ABOUT EVERY SINGLE ITEM THAT'S ON HERE, BUT.

AT THIS TIME, NOW IT IS 3:26 AND I BELIEVE NUMBER FOUR IS DONE OR DO OUR CITY MANAGER DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING FURTHER FOR ITEM NUMBER FOUR? NO, MA'AM.

I THINK WE'RE GOOD ON THAT ONE.

OK, EXCELLENT.

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NUMBER FOUR IS COMPLETE.

WE'RE GOING TO NUMBER FIVE, MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS, SOCIAL MEDIA, TAMAGRAM, PRESS RELEASES, CONTENT WRITING FOR COMMISSIONERS, QUESTIONS, ET CETERA.

WE ARE.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR, SO WE ALL UNDERSTAND HOW IMPORTANT MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION AND THE PUBLIC INFORMATION DISSEMINATION IS TO ALL OF YOU.

YOU'VE ALL MADE IT CLEAR FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS JUST HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO REACH OUT AND TO TOUCH THE COMMUNITY THROUGH ALL OF THE VARIOUS CHANNELS THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO US, WHETHER WHETHER THAT'S THE TAMAGRAM OR WHETHER IT'S PRINT MEDIA, WHETHER IT'S SOCIAL MEDIA, WHETHER IT'S NEWSPAPER ADS, EVEN BILLBOARDS AND BUS BENCHES AND POLE BANNERS, IT HAS BEEN COMMUNICATED CLEARLY TO US THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN REACHING MORE PEOPLE.

AND SO SINCE THAT'S BEEN A DISCUSSION OF OF SUCH INTEREST, WE'VE ASKED SUE ZEILER, WHO IS THE INTERIM PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER, IN ADVANCE OF ARRIVAL TO JUST PRESENT A SHORT REFRESHER AND SOME OF THE PROJECTS THAT THE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE IS WORKING ON.

AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A DISCUSSION ABOUT THE THINGS THAT YOU WANT TO SEE HAPPEN, THE THINGS THAT WE'RE DOING THAT MAYBE YOU DON'T WANT TO DO ANY MORE REFOCUSING OUR EFFORTS ON THE THINGS THAT YOU THINK ARE IMPORTANT.

AND SO WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUT THAT AFTER SUE COMPLETES HER SHORT PRESENTATION.

GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYONE.

SO, JIM, ARE YOU ABLE TO PULL UP THE POWERPOINT? I CAN BRING IT UP BUT DO YOU HAVE IT AVAILABLE TO PROJECT.

YES, I DO.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE I GET IT ON FULL SCREEN.

HOW DOES THAT LOOK? WE CAN SEE THE POWERPOINT.

DID YOU START THE POWERPOINT, NOT SEEING THE FULL PICTURE YET YEAH, I MOVED IT TO FULL PICTURE AND THAT'S WHAT'S SHOWING ON SCREEN, GIVE ME ONE SECOND SUE.

I'LL TRY TO GIVE YOU A HAND.

THANK YOU.

SO ARE YOU IN YOUR OFFICE AT THE MOMENT? NO, I'M NOT.

I'M WORKING FROM HOME.

DO YOU NEED A FEW MINUTE BREAK TO BE ABLE TO MAYBE HAVE AN EMAILED OR WOULD THAT BE POSSIBLE, HAVE JUST A COUPLE MINUTES? MOST DEFINITELY IT IS 3:30 WE'LL TAKE A 10 MINUTE BREAK.

WE'LL SEE YOU BACK HERE AT 3:40.

W'RE IN RECESS.

WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.

IT IS 3:39, SO WE ARE UP NO 3:40, WE'RE ON TIME NOW.

WE ARE NOW GOING TO START OUR PRESENTATION, MARKETING COMMUNICATION.

MS. ZEILER, YOU READY? I AM.

ALL YOURS.

THANK YOU MADAM MAYOR.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? OH, ACTUALLY, WE HEAR YOU IN TRIPLE TIME.

VERY OUT OF SPACE.

ALL RIGHT.

AND THE CITY MANAGER SAID, WE WANTED TO PROVIDE A QUICK REVIEW OF THE DIFFERENT MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS TOOLS THE CITY USES AND HOW WE'VE BEEN USING THEM OVER 2020 BEFORE YOU KICK OFF YOUR DISCUSSION.

SO I'M JUST GOING TO QUICKLY OVERVIEW.

THE CITY'S COMMUNICATIONS ARE PAID ADVERTISING AND MEDIA RELATIONS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA.

WE'RE CURRENTLY ON FACEBOOK NEXT DOOR, TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM, AND WE HAVE A COMBINED TOTAL OF MORE THAN TWENTY TWO THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED FOLLOWERS IF YOU ADDED UP FROM ALL OF OUR PLATFORMS. WE'VE BEEN AVERAGING AROUND NINE TO 10 POSTS A WEEK.

DURING THE PANDEMIC WE'VE BEEN POSTING A LOT OF CRITICAL AND HELPFUL INFORMATION FROM THE CITY AS WELL AS COUNTY AND MANY OTHER AGENCIES.

AND IN A STRESSFUL TIME

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POSITIVITY.

FOR EXAMPLE, EARLY IN THE PANDEMIC, WE DID A FEAR OF MISSING OUT OR FOMO CAMPAIGN PROMOTING FUN THINGS PEOPLE COULD DO AT HOME EARLY WHILE STAYING SAFE.

AND WE'RE CURRENTLY DOING MINDFUL MONDAY, THANKFUL THURSDAY POSTS.

IN GENERAL OVER 2020, WE HAVE INCREASED THE AMOUNT OF SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS THAT WE'RE DOING AND WE WANT TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE COMMUNITY QUICKLY.

AND THE CITY ALSO USES OUR CODE RED EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS.

AND IN 2020 WE ISSUED OVER A DOZEN OF THOSE.

AS A REMINDER, PEOPLE SIGN UP FOR CODE RED AND THEY CAN GET EITHER RECORDED PHONE MESSAGES, EMAILS OR TEXT MESSAGES.

AND THEN WE ALSO SEND OUT OUR REGULAR EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS THAT PEOPLE CAN SIGN UP FOR ON THE WEBSITE.

IN 2020, WE SHARED SIXTY FOUR CORONAVIRUSES UPDATES FROM THE COMMISSION BY EMAIL AS WELL AS PUTTING THEM ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

SO THE CITY'S WEBSITE HAS A WEALTH OF INFORMATION, AND OUR MOBILE APP, TAMARAC TO GO OFFERS MUCH OF THE SAME CONTENT AND REALLY USER FRIENDLY FORMAT.

AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE'D LIKE TO OPTIMIZE AND DO MORE TO PROMOTE OUR MOBILE APP IN THE COMING YEAR.

STUDIES SHOW THAT MOST US ADULTS TODAY ARE ON SMARTPHONES AND THAT PEOPLE ARE INCREASINGLY USING THEIR MOBILE DEVICES VERSUS DESKTOPS TO ACCESS THE INTERNET.

OUR APP CAN BE A REALLY IMPORTANT WAY TO REACH PEOPLE WHERE THEY ARE AND BECAUSE PEOPLE DO SPEND SO MUCH TIME ON THEIR PHONE.

I'D LIKE TO ALSO SUGGEST WE LOOK AT INCREASING OUR USE OF TEXT MESSAGES AS WELL.

NOW, ALL OF THESE DIGITAL TOOLS ARE EXCELLENT WAYS TO REACH PEOPLE WHO SUBSCRIBE OR FOLLOW US OR DOWNLOADED OUR APP OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE.

BUT THAT'S NOT EVERYONE.

SO WE HAVE OTHER TOOLS IN OUR TOOLBOX, LIKE DIRECT MAIL.

AND AS THE MAYOR MENTIONED EARLIER, OVER THE COURSE OF THE PANDEMIC, WE SENT OUT SEVERAL DIRECT MAILERS CITYWIDE TO GET INFORMATION TO PEOPLE.

WE ALSO HAVE OUR TAMAGRAM MAGAZINE, WHICH IS NOW PUBLISHED SIX TIMES A YEAR, AND IT'S MAIL TO ALL THE BUSINESSES AND HOUSEHOLDS IN OUR CITY, WHICH IS ABOUT THIRTY FOUR THOUSAND ADDRESSES.

NOW, THE GREAT THING ABOUT TAMAGRAM IS IT GIVES US THE OPPORTUNITY TO TELL OUR STORY AND TO SHARE A LOT MORE DETAIL AND GIVE PEOPLE THE WHY BEHIND CERTAIN THINGS THAT WE DO.

BUT IT IS A LOT OF WORK THAT HISTORICALLY IT'S BEEN VERY POPULAR WITH THE COMMUNITY.

AND BECAUSE THESE MAILINGS REACH VIRTUALLY EVERYONE IN THE CITY, I THINK THEY SHOULD REMAIN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR MIX GOING FORWARD.

NOW, VIDEO IS VERY POWERFUL AND IT'S VERY ENGAGING AND IT REALLY PUTS A HUMAN FACE TO THE CITY.

WE'VE ALSO BEEN INCREASING OUR USE OF VIDEO ON OUR WEBSITE AS WELL AS ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

IN 2020, WE PRODUCE TWENTY TWO VIDEOS FOR THE PUBLIC AND THEY WERE FEATURING OUR EVENTS, HIGHLIGHTING ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND SHARING INFORMATION ON THINGS LIKE VOTING OR COVID TIPS.

SO THE CITY DOES A LOT TO COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY TO OUR RESIDENTS AND OUR BUSINESSES.

BUT ADVERTISING REACHES BEYOND OUR COMMUNITY LET PEOPLE KNOW WHO WE ARE AND WHY WE'RE A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE OR TO DO BUSINESS OR FOR POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT.

SO THE CITY DOES SOME PAID ADVERTISING AND PRIMARILY FOR OUR LARGE EVENTS RIGHT NOW AND JUST LIKE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

SO THIS SLIDE JUST SHOWS A COUPLE OF EXAMPLES OF ADS THAT WE DID IN 2020.

AND I JUST WANTED TO NOTE THAT FOR THE ONE TAMARAC MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL, WE DID BOTH PRINT AND AN EXTENSIVE CABLE TV ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN.

AND THEN I ALSO JUST WANTED TO MENTION WE BEGAN DOING SOME BUS BENCH ADVERTISING LAST YEAR AS WELL.

IF YOU DIDN'T KNOW, THE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE MANAGES THE MESSAGES ON OUR DIGITAL SIGNS, LIKE THE ONE IN FRONT OF CITY HALL, WE ALSO CREATE THE POLE BANNERS DISPLAYED ACROSS THE CITY AND VEHICLE WRAPS ON OUR BUSSES AND SOME OF OUR PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES.

AND THIS ALL CONTRIBUTES TO THE BRANDING OF THE CITY IS A VIBRANT AND DESIRABLE PLACE TO BE.

MEDIA RELATIONS IS IMPORTANT PART OF THE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS ROLE, AND THAT INCLUDES BOTH RESPONDING TO MEDIA REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION AS WELL AS REACHING OUT AND SHARING INFORMATION ABOUT THE GOOD THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING IN OUR CITY.

WE ISSUED ALMOST 20 PRESS RELEASES LAST YEAR, WHICH IS ABOUT DOUBLE WHAT WE DID IN TWENTY NINETEEN.

SO WE'VE DEFINITELY INCREASED THE AMOUNT OF PRESS RELEASES THAT WE'RE DOING.

AND I KNOW THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT BECAUSE SENDING THEM OVER

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THE NEWS WIRES CAN BE EXPENSIVE.

BUT WE COULD ALSO LOOK AT THE OPTION OF JUST SENDING THEM DIRECTLY TO OUR LOCAL MEDIA.

WE'VE GOTTEN SOME GOOD RESULTS DOING THAT.

AND THEN I ALSO ADDED LEADERSHIP TAMARAC TO THIS SLIDE, BECAUSE IT IS A PROGRAM THAT THE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE MANAGES, AND IF YOU'RE NOT AWARE OF WHAT IT IS, IT IS FOR LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLERS WHO WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

IT'S LIKE OUR CITIZENS ACADEMY, TAMARAC UNIVERSITY, BUT IT'S FOR TEENS.

WE DIDN'T HOST THE PROGRAM IN 2020 DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, BUT IT'S REALLY PROVEN TO BE AN EXCELLENT WAY TO CONNECT WITH LOCAL TEENS AND IT PROVIDES REALLY VALUABLE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM.

IT'S ALWAYS VERY WELL RECEIVED BY OUR PARTICIPANTS AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO RENEWING IT WHEN IT'S SAFE TO DO SO.

SO AS YOU ALL ARE WELL AWARE, THE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE IS A SMALL TEAM.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING OUR NEW PIO TO THE TEAM AND WE'RE HERE TO SUPPORT ALL THE DEPARTMENTS IN THE CITY.

AND WE CAN SUPPORT YOUR INITIATIVES AS WELL, WORKING WITH YOU THROUGH THE CITY MANAGER TO MAKE THIS ALL HAPPEN.

WE WE WORK WITH OUTSIDE CONTRACTORS FROM CONNECTICUT WHO HELPS US WITH OUR VIDEOS AND DIGITAL MARKETING TO GRAPHIC DESIGNERS AND FREELANCE WRITERS WHEN IT'S NECESSARY.

AND SO I HAVE TO GIVE YOU A GOOD OVERVIEW.

WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING YOUR INPUT ON WHAT YOU WANT US DOING WITH COMMUNICATIONS GOING FORWARD.

AND AS YOU TALK, PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THERE'S ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT I CAN PROVIDE.

EXCELLENT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

YOU'RE VERY WELCOME.

SO I WILL START WITH.

I WAS DOING A ROTATION THAT I WAS WORKING ON, BUT COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

YOU CAN GO AHEAD.

YOU HAVE A ROTATION? YEAH, I'VE BEEN DOING A ROTATION.

GO AHEAD.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU, SUE.

ACTUALLY, I MUST SAY, SUE, AS OUR INTERIM PIP YOU DID A FABULOUS JOB AND WE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SERVICE TO US IN THE INTERIM ROLE.

YOU CERTAINLY BLEW IT OUT OF THE PARK.

I'M SURE THE NEW PIO WILL DO A GREAT JOB, BUT I DON'T KNOW IF SHE CAN FILL YOUR SHOES.

I DON'T KNOW WHY YOU WEREN'T OFFERED THE POSITION, BUT THAT'S ANOTHER DISCUSSION.

BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HARD WORK.

I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU.

YOU KNOW, AND I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST AS YOU CONTINUE TO PURSUE YOUR CAREER PATHS HERE IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

ON NEXT DOOR, I'M HAPPY THAT I BROUGHT FORWARD THAT INITIATIVE TO HAVE OUR RESIDENTS COMMUNICATE ON NEXT DOOR AND BE GIVEN GOVERNMENT ACCESS.

THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE WEREN'T DOING BEFORE.

I BROUGHT THAT IDEA FORWARD.

AND I'M VERY PLEASED TO SEE HOW WE HAVE TAKEN LIFE ON NEXT DOOR, LIKE LOTS OF OUR RESIDENTS, LOTS OF OUR PEOPLE, OUR CONSTITUENTS ARE ENGAGED ON OUR NEXT DOOR, GET SOME OF THE COMMISSIONERS IN TROUBLE DIBBLE DABBLING IN OTHER PEOPLE'S DISTRICTS.

BUT, YOU KNOW, IT'S A GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL OF US TO, YOU KNOW, SHARE, YOU KNOW, OUR THOUGHTS WITH OUR RESIDENTS AND THAT SORT OF STUFF.

YOU KNOW, I DON'T THINK THAT SOME OF US KNOW HOW TO USE OUR NEXT DOOR OR, YOU KNOW, HAVE NOT UTILIZED IT AS MUCH.

AND MAYBE WHEN OUR OUR NEW PIO COMES ON, SHE CAN SHARE JUST HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO NOT JUST POST, BUT TO POST AT VALUABLE TIMES.

YOU DON'T JUST POST AT EIGHT O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING BECAUSE YOU WANT TO POST HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH BEFORE THE BLACK COMMISSIONER.

YOU WANT TO OR YOU HAPPY MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY BECAUSE YOU WANT TO BE THE FIRST TO POST IT.

YOU WANT TO POST AT A TIME OF DAY WHEN YOU KNOW THAT YOU'RE GOING TO GET THE MOST IMPRESSIONS YOU WANT TO POST ON FACEBOOK WHEN YOU KNOW THAT YOUR AUDIENCE ARE GOING TO BE MORE MOST ENGAGED.

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AND SO THESE ARE THE KIND OF NUANCES I HAVE WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE POSTING A LOT ON NEXT DOOR.

SO IT DISTURBS OUR BRAND AND DISTURBS, YOU KNOW, ALGORITHMS AND THAT SORT OF STUFF.

SO IT'S NOT WHEN I TALK ABOUT THOSE THINGS, IT'S NOT NECESSARILY ATTACKING ANYONE MAYOR, I'M JUST SAYING THAT MAKE SURE THAT WE, YOU KNOW, ARE POSTING AT, YOU KNOW.

THE RIGHT TIMES, IT'S THE SAME THING WITH YOUTUBE, HAVING CONTENT DOES NOT MEAN THAT WE HAVE AN AUDIENCE FOR IT.

I'VE GONE THROUGH SOME OF THE VIDEOS THAT WE POST AND YEAH, WE HAVE 20 OR 25 VIDEOS FROM THE CITY, BUT THOSE VIDEOS HAVE FIVE LIKES, 13 LIKES.

AND SO FOR THE AMOUNT OF TIME THAT YOU SPEND, YOU KNOW, TALKING ABOUT MARCH EVENTS AND JANUARY EVENTS WHEN NOBODY'S WATCHING THEM IS JUST LAUGHABLE.

SO WE HAVE TO BE MORE INTENTIONAL WITH THE CONTENT THAT WE PUT OUT, BUT MAKE SURE THAT THERE IS AN AUDIENCE FOR IT.

SO WHEN I POST ON OUR FACEBOOK, I WANT TO POST AT A TIME WHEN I KNOW THAT MY AUDIENCE IS LISTENING, THAT THEY'RE MOST ENGAGED.

AND THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I'M SO SUCCESSFUL ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

I KNOW SOME OF US ARE NEW TO SOCIAL MEDIA AND JUST, YOU KNOW, TRYING TO BE OUT THERE, BUT WE'RE REALLY NOT DOING IT IN A VERY NICE WAY.

SO AND WE CAN ALWAYS LOOK AT THE IMPRESSIONS ON NEXT DOOR TO SEE HOW SUCCESSFUL OUR POSTS ARE WHEN WE PUT OUT POLLS AND ASK QUESTIONS OF OUR RESIDENTS.

MAYBE TODAY WE HAVE FOUR TO FIVE RESPONSES, BUT BY TOMORROW WE'LL HAVE ONE HUNDRED.

CERTAINLY IN MY POST ABOUT THE STORAGE FACILITY HAS A LOT MORE RESPONSES THAN IT HAD BEFORE.

AND BECAUSE WE ARE LIMITED WITH THE GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION ON NEXT DOOR SO WE CAN ONLY POST IN OUR DISTRICTS, THEN WE WILL NOT HAVE AS MANY IMPRESSIONS AS, FOR INSTANCE, THE MAYOR WHO HAS A CITYWIDE POST OR HAVE MORE RESPONSES ON POLLS VERSUS SOMEBODY WHO WOULD HAVE CITYWIDE ACCESS.

SO MAYBE WE NEED TO LOOK AT CITYWIDE ACCESS FOR ALL OF US WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT.

SO SUE WENT OVER A LOT OF INFORMATION.

AND I THINK THAT MY COLLEAGUES WANT TO TALK, BUT I'LL END WITH THIS, THAT SINCE WE STARTED USING THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE ENGAGED ON ON FACEBOOK.

THE FIRST TIME WE TALKED ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA HERE AND I TOLD THE CITY, LET'S GET ON FACEBOOK, LET'S BE MORE TRANSPARENT.

EVERYBODY LOOKED AT ME LIKE THEY WANTED TO THROW A BASEBALL AT ME.

DO YOU REMEMBER THAT, KATHLEEN? I KNOW YOU REMEMBER.

SMILING.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, IT WAS LIKE, YOU KNOW, ALMOST LIKE YOU'RE TALKING A SECOND LANGUAGE, LIKE, YOU KNOW, WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? POSTING ON FACEBOOK.

SO NOW WE'RE MORE ENGAGED ON FACEBOOK AND NOW WE'RE TALKING NOW WE'RE POSTING A LOT MORE.

AND THE EMERGENCE OF WONDERFUL THING.

NOW, MY QUESTION IS, SINCE WE NOW HAVE A NEW PIO THAT SEEMS TO KNOW WHAT SHE'S DOING BASED ON HER RESUME, WILL WE STILL BE USING OR ARE WE GOING TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF ENGAGEMENTS THAT WE HAVE FOR IS THAT FOR YOU, MR. CERNECH THROUGH THE CHAIR.

MR. CERNECH.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER BOLTON, AT THIS POINT, YOU KNOW, WE DO HAVE A WE HAVE A CURRENT CONTACT CONTACT CONTRACT WITH CONTINUING TO UTILIZE THEM FOR THE SERVICES THAT THEY PROVIDE.

AS I'VE SAID, WE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR OTHER SERVICE PROVIDERS TO HELP SUPPLEMENT

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THE WORK.

THERE'S ANY NUMBER OF TASKS THAT COME FROM THE FIVE OF YOU AND FROM THE ORGANIZATION THAT THE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE HAS TO DEAL WITH.

AS YOU KNOW, THEY ARE A SMALL GROUP AT THIS POINT, REALLY TWO AND A HALF AT THIS POINT.

AND I APPRECIATE THE KIND WORDS FOR SUE, WHO'S WORKED SO HARD WHEN THE PIO WAS OUT WITH MEDICAL ISSUES AND THEN WITH THE PIO'S RETIREMENT AND OUR V SLIP AND ARE NOT HIRING AND FILLING POSITIONS RIGHT AWAY.

YOU KNOW, CERTAINLY SUE AND GREG AND KATHLEEN HAVE ASSISTED GREATLY.

SO THROUGH THAT PROCESS, YOU KNOW, WE DID HAVE ANOTHER POSITION BUDGETED, A MARKETING SPECIALIST THAT WE WERE GOING TO HIRE AS A FULL TIME POSITION.

BUT INSTEAD OF DOING THAT, WE HAVE LOOKED TO TRY TO KEEP THE EXPENSES DOWN AND TO UTILIZE VENDORS AND CONTRACTORS FOR THE SERVICES.

SO I THINK, YES, WE'LL LOOK TO CONTINUE WITH WE ARE ALSO LOOKING TO ADD OTHERS TO THAT MIX TO ASSIST US WITH ALL OF THE THINGS THAT YOU GUYS HAVE HAVE COME UP WITH.

OK, SO.

HIRING LIEU OF HIRING A MARKETING SPECIALIST WOULD BE CONTRARY TO WHAT WE ASKED FOR IN A PREVIOUS STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETING.

I REMEMBER SPECIFICALLY THAT WE WANTED TO ADD A NEW POSITION IN THAT OFFICE TO BOLSTER THE ATTITUDE OF THE PIO'S OFFICE.

BUT OF COURSE, THAT'S ANOTHER CONVERSATION.

WE WANT.

I WANT TO ALSO TALK ABOUT TAMAGRAM JUST A LITTLE BIT.

THERE ARE ANY NUMBER OF RESIDENTS IN MY DISTRICT WHO LIKES THE TAMAGRAM, AND SOME PEOPLE REALLY DO NOT LIKE THE TAMAGRAM.

THEY THINK THAT IT IS A WASTE OF MONEY AND WE SHOULD NOT TRY TO GET RID OF TAMAGRAM BECAUSE QUOTE UNQUOTE IS A LOT OF WORK.

I THINK THAT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF STAFF TO WORK.

SO IF IT TAKES YOU UMPTEEN YEARS TO PUT IT TOGETHER AND PUT IT TOGETHER, BUT I THINK WE SHOULD GET RID OF TAMAGRAM BECAUSE I THINK IT'S A WASTE OF MONEY AND BY THE TIME THE INFORMATION GETS TO THE RESIDENTS.

THEY HAVE ALREADY SEEN THE INFORMATION OR THEY CAN, YOU KNOW, GO ON TO THE WEBSITE OR THEY CAN BE SENT AN EMAIL FOR FREE, SO I THINK THAT WE ARE ADVERTISING OUTDATED INFORMATION.

SO FOR THE OUTDATED INFORMATION THAT WE'RE PUTTING FORWARD VERSUS THE AMOUNT OF WORK THAT IT TAKES TO PUT OUT THAT OUTDATED INFORMATION, IT IS NOT WORTH IT.

SO MAYBE WE COULD.

PUBLISH THE TAMAGRAM NOT EVERY TWO MONTHS, BUT PROBABLY BIANNUALLY AND HAVE WE LOOKED AT ADVERTISING IN THE TAMAGRAM TO CURB THE COST OF PRODUCING THE MAGAZINE BECAUSE IT IT COSTS A LOT OF MONEY.

IT WAS TAMAGRAM NEXT TO OUR FACEBOOK YOUTUBE.

THERE WAS ONE MORE THING.

OK, I KNOW THERE'S ONE MORE THING, BUT I'LL LEAVE IT FOR NOW.

WHEN I REMEMBER, I'LL JUST BUZZ IN.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

VICE MAYOR.

JUST ON THE TOPIC OF TAMAGRAM, A QUESTION FOR CITY MANAGER, I THINK WE KIND OF SPOKE A LITTLE BIT ABOUT IT.

CAN WE LOOK INTO THE ADVERTISING PART OF IT SO THAT IT'S SELF-SUSTAINED AND THIRD PARTY IT SO THAT WE DON'T WE'RE NOT THE ONES HANDLING IT.

WE'RE THE ONES PROVIDING THE INFORMATION.

BUT THAT THIRD PARTY WOULD BE THE ONE PUTTING IT TOGETHER AND THEN PUTTING IN LOCAL BUSINESSES TO ADVERTISE.

I THINK THAT WAS A GREAT IDEA.

SORRY, VICE MAYOR, THE YOU KNOW, THE STAFF HAS DISCUSSED WHAT I'LL CALL JOBBING, THE TAMAGRAM OUT TO A THIRD PARTY TO ALLOW FOR THE ADVERTISING WHEREIN WE SIMPLY PROVIDE THE CONTENT.

AND THEN THE THIRD PARTY HANDLES ALL OF THE LAYOUT AND THE PRODUCTION, THE

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MAILING, ALL OF THAT IS TIED BACK TO THE ADVERTISING THAT THEY DO.

THAT THAT SCENARIO NOT WON'T NECESSARILY PROVIDE US WITH ANY REVENUE, BUT IT ALSO WON'T NECESSARILY COST US ANYTHING.

SO WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF TRYING TO FIGURE THAT OUT, KIND OF KIND OF NOW AS WE TRY TO KEEP THE TAMAGRAM, BUT MAKE IT MORE RELEVANT AND MORE FRESH THAN IT HAS BEEN.

THIS IS A SIDE QUESTION THAT I HAD THAT I WROTE DOWN.

I FORGOT TO ADD IT.

I'M NOT SURE WHEN TO ASK ABOUT THIS, BUT IS IT POSSIBLE TO MOVE THE EVENING MEETINGS FROM SEVEN P.M.

TO FIVE P.M.? THAT'S JUST JUST THROWING THAT OUT THERE.

THAT'S A CONVERSATION THAT WE'VE ALREADY HAD PRIOR TO COMING ON BOARD.

BUT I DON'T THINK IT'S FOR THIS TOPIC RIGHT NOW.

AND I THINK THAT IF I RECALL CORRECTLY, OUR AGENDA ON WEDNESDAY HAS HAS ITEM THAT MIGHT BE WHERE THAT CAN COME INTO PLAY, IS THAT CORRECT, INTERIM ATTORNEY? YES, WE HAVE THE CITY COMMISSION RULES OF PROCEDURE AS WHICH AT THE TIME OF THE COMMISSION MEETS.

WE CAN DISCUSS IT ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT OR WEDNESDAY MORNING, HOPING IT DOESN'T GO INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

BUT YOU NEVER KNOW.

IS THAT ARE YOU GOOD FOR.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO DID YOU HAVE A.

NO COMMENTS ON THE PRESENTATION.

NOT MAKING YOU JUST.

YEAH, RIGHT? I'VE BEEN KIND OF SITTING BACK, TAKING IT ALL IN, BECAUSE MY FIRST THOUGHT IS I HAVE SEEN OVER THE PAST MANY MONTHS OUR ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER WORKING LIKE A DOG WITH ALL OF THIS.

AND SUE, YOU HAVE BEEN GRACIOUS AND VERY, VERY PATIENT.

AND I THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT.

GREG, YOU ALWAYS HAVE A SMILE ON YOUR FACE.

SO ALL OF YOU HAVE BEEN REALLY, REALLY FABULOUS DURING THIS.

BUT THE THING THAT I'VE BEEN SITTING BACK THINKING OF IS I VERY MUCH LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING OUR NEW STAFF MEMBER AND SITTING DOWN WITH HER ONE ON ONE TO CHAT ABOUT WHAT HER THOUGHTS ARE, BECAUSE I THINK IT'S ALWAYS NICE TO HAVE A FRESH PAIR OF EYES LOOK AT THINGS AND MAYBE TELL US WHAT SHE THINKS RATHER THAN ME.

TELL HER, DICTATE WHAT I THINK.

I LIKE NEW IDEAS.

I WOULD LIKE TO ENGAGE WITH HER.

SO AT THIS POINT, THAT'S REALLY THE ONLY COMMENT I HAVE.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

NO, NOT FORCING YOU.

JUST GIVING YOU AN OPPORTUNITY.

SO NOT FORCING YOU JUST GIVING YOU AN OPPORTUNITY.

ALL RIGHT.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

YES, THERE WERE TWO MORE THINGS, SO WE TALKED ABOUT THE PIO AND THAT'S THE STUFF I NOTICED THAT SOCIAL MEDIA IS ON ITEM NUMBER FIVE, TAM-A-GRAM PRESS RELEASES CONTENT WRITING FOR COMMISSIONERS, AND THAT'S THE STUFF.

SO WE DID NOT DISCUSS CONTENT WRITING FOR COMMISSIONERS.

SO IS THAT SOMETHING THAT WE SHOULD DISCUSS? ALSO, I'M CURIOUS TO FIND OUT WHY WE PAY FOR PRESS RELEASES TO BE TO BE PUBLISHED.

FOR INSTANCE, WE HAVE A SUBSCRIPTION OF SOME SORT, YOU KNOW, NEWS WIRE.

THERE ARE I JUST THINK THAT A REAL PIO SHOULD BE CONNECTED IN THE MEDIA LOCALLY OR NATIONALLY TO GET OUR STORIES HEARD.

SO I HOPE THAT THIS NEW PIO IS NOT GOING TO TRY TO PUSH NEWS.

BASED ON TRYING TO BUY NEWS, BUT TO BRIDGE RELATIONSHIPS WITH TAMARAC TALK, OUR RESIDENT'S NEWS SOURCE.

YOU KNOW, TAMARAC POST, LOCAL 10, WSVN, YOU KNOW, SUN SENTINEL, THAT SORT OF STUFF, CREATE THESE RELATIONSHIPS IN MY EYES, I STUDIED MASS COMMUNICATION AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE LEARNED IS THAT A REAL PIO DOES NOT PAY FOR NEWS.

SO WHY ARE WE PAYING FOR NEWS? WHY ARE WE PAYING TO PAYING TO PLAY, SO TO SPEAK? AND THEN SO SO THINK ABOUT THAT.

OBVIOUSLY, YOU MAY THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, I'M BASHING, BUT IT'S REALLY, YOU KNOW,

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TOUGH LOVE.

AND I WANT YOU TO COME BACK TO ME WITH.

THE REASONS WHY AND THEN HERE'S THE SECOND THING, AND THIS I'LL START WITH ASKING THE CITY ATTORNEY.

ALL OF US, AS A BODY, AS A BODY CORPORATE, ARE WE? ALL EQUAL.

WE ALL HAVE THE SAME VOTE, DO YOU THINK THAT WE SHOULD WE SHOULD BE TREATED EQUALLY? COMMISSIONER BOLTON, IN TERMS OF WHAT OUR THOSE IN COMMISSION SHOULD BE TREATED EQUALLY IN TERMS OF THAT'S THAT'S REALLY NOT MY CALL, BUT IN TERMS OF THE CHARTER, IT BASICALLY SAY EACH MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION HAS ONE VOTE AND THAT'S THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CITY.

AND FROM THAT STANDPOINT, THAT'S THE LAW.

AND HOW EACH MEMBER OF THE STAFF DEAL WITH YOU GUYS, THAT'S REALLY A DIFFERENT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND THE STAFF.

OK.

ALL RIGHT, SO HERE IS MY LAMENTATION TO STAFF, THAT'S THE BOOK OF THE BIBLE, ACTUALLY.

BUT HERE'S ME LAMENTING.

I DON'T KNOW FROM WHENCE IT CAME THAT THE MAYOR HAS A PAGE IN THE TAM-A-GRAM CALLED THE MAYOR'S MESSAGE, BUT THAT NEEDS TO GO.

SHE SHOULD NOT BE TREATED ANY DIFFERENTLY THAN US IF SHE HAS A PAGE.

I WANT A PAGE.

AND IF I HAVE A PAGE, COMMISSIONER GELIN HAVE A PAGE.

VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS SHOULD HAVE A PAGE.

AND CERTAINLY COMMISSIONER PLACKO SHOULD HAVE A PAGE THAT GOES TODAY.

AND I THINK THAT MY COLLEAGUES SHOULD OR WOULD AGREE WITH ME THAT THE MAYOR HAS NO RIGHT TO HAVE HER OWN PAGE IN THE TAM-A-GRAM.

AND IF SHE IS GOING TO HAVE HER PAGE STAFF BEST BELIEVE I'M SUBMITTING MY CONTENT FOR THE NEXT TAM-A-GRAM ISSUE AND IT OUGHT TO BE PUBLISHED.

THAT'S MY STERN ORDER.

AS FOR THE MAYOR'S MESSAGE, IT'S ONCE A YEAR AND IT HAS BEEN TRADITION BY THE MAYORS OF THE CITY, PAST AND.

CUSTOM AND PRACTICE DOES NOT.

TO SPEAK.

I REBUTTALED.

YOU DON'T GET TO REBUTTAL.

I REBUTTAL.

AND.

IT IS SOMETHING THE CUSTOMARY PRACTICES IS SOMETHING WE CAN DISCUSS WHEN WE DO OUR DISCUSSION ON CUSTOMARY PRACTICES THAT THE MAYBE WE'LL ALSO GET RID OF RUDENESS ONE DAY, SO I APPRECIATE ALL THE EFFORTS IN TWO YEARS.

CURRENT PIO STAFF LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEW PIO COMING ON BOARD, APPRECIATE ALL THE EFFORTS OF MS. AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT, AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, WITH PROJECTS.

THINGS COME TO LIGHT AS THEY EVOLVE, SO PEOPLE ARE BECOMING MORE ACTIVE ON NEXT DOOR, THEY'RE BECOMING MORE ACTIVE ON FACEBOOK, THEY'RE BECOMING MORE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOW HAVE MORE ACCESS TO THIS TECHNOLOGY.

NOT EVERYBODY WAS ON A SMARTPHONE.

NOT EVERYBODY WAS CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET.

MORE AND MORE, AS WE GROW WITH OUR WI-FI, WE GROW WITH OUR FIBER CONNECTIONS.

PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO ACCESS IT.

AND SO, YES, WE ARE GROWING ORGANICALLY.

AND SO IT HELPS THAT WE HAVE THE CONTENT.

I HAVE SPOKEN TO NUMEROUS RESIDENTS FROM.

EACH DISTRICT, YOU HAVE SOME WHO HATE IT IN THE TAM-A-GRAM, SOME WHO LOVE IT, WE HAVE BUSINESS OWNERS WHO ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT.

I WENT INTO ONE OF OUR STORES TO CELEBRATE THEIR FOURTH ANNIVERSARY AND SHE SAYS THAT SHE SO ENJOYS WHEN SHE RECEIVES IT, SHE SITS DOWN WITH IT AND READS IT BACK AND FORWARD.

CONTENT IS ALWAYS EVOLVING ON THAT AS WELL AND IS SOMETHING THAT THEY ARE IT'S TANGIBLE AND THEY USE IT AS A REFERENCE.

SO JUST LIKE WE DON'T HAVE ONE FLAVOR OF ICE CREAM, YOU HAVE MANY FLAVORS OF ICE CREAM AND YOU CAN JUST SAMPLE IT ALL.

SO YOU PICK WHAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU.

IF IT WORKS BEST FOR YOU TO GET YOUR ICE CREAM VIA THE MAIL, YOU GET IT VIA THE MAIL.

IF NOT, YOU GET IT VIA INTERNET AND TECHNOLOGY.

SO I THINK THAT MAYBE WHAT WOULD BE HELPFUL, BECAUSE WE HAVE PEOPLE THROW OUT TO US ALL THE TIME HOW MUCH IT IS, BUT DO THEY REALLY KNOW HOW MUCH THE TAM-A-GRAM COSTS? AND IS THERE A COST EFFICIENCY ANALYSIS THAT CAN BE DONE? WHILE THE IDEA OF ADVERTISING IN THE TAM-A-GRAM IS INTERESTING,

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IF THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE A FEASIBLE PROJECT, WE LOOK INTO IT WITH OUR FULL NEW TEAM THAT WILL BE ON BOARD SOON.

AND IF THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL, GREAT.

BUT AS WITH EVERYTHING WITH ADVERTISING, YOU'VE GOT TO BE CAREFUL OF ADVERTISING APPROPRIATELY FOR THE MEDIUM IN WHICH IN THE MARKET IN WHICH YOU'RE TRYING TO REACH.

SO AS FAR AS.

NEXT DOOR BEING UTILIZED, THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS ABOUT BEING THE MAYOR, BEING DISTRICT WIDE AND BEING VOTED ON BY THE DISTRICT, WHETHER YOU AGREE WITH THE VOTES CAST OR NOT, THERE IS THE CITY DOES HAVE THE MAYOR BEING CITYWIDE.

AND SO.

THERE'S NEVER BEEN A COMPLAINT BY THE MAYOR FOR HAVING OTHER PEOPLE MAKE SURE THAT THE CITY PIO POSTS THEIR STUFF CITYWIDE, IF THAT'S WHAT IS BEING DONE, PEOPLE WILL DECIDE WHAT CONTENT THEY WANT TO READ OR NOT READ.

PEOPLE WILL DECIDE WHAT EMAILS THEY WANT TO DELETE OR NOT THE SAME THING WITH THE PAPER THAT COMES IN THE MAIL.

EVERYBODY HAS THAT OPTION TO TOSS IT OR READ IT OR READ IT AND THEN TOSS IT, IT'S UP TO THEM.

IT'S BEING ABLE TO GIVE THE VARIETY TO PEOPLE THAT THEY NEED.

AND THE POINT IS TO BE ABLE TO GET THE MESSAGE OUT IN A FORM THAT PEOPLE CAN ENJOY.

SO AS FOR CONTENT WRITING FOR COMMISSIONERS, I BELIEVE THAT'S WHY WE WERE TOLD THAT WE HAVE TO HAVE LEGISLATIVE AIDES.

THEY COULD DO A WRITING FOR OUR CITY STAFF IS NOT TO BE INVOLVED IN THAT.

AND I ACTUALLY NEVER HEARD OF PAYING FOR A PRESS RELEASE, BUT THEN AGAIN, TODAY IS A DIFFERENT MARKET.

PAPERS HAVE TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY BECAUSE THEY MAY NOT BE GETTING THE INCOME THAT THEY USED TO GET FROM ADVERTISING DIFFERENT WORLD.

AND AGAIN, WHEN WE HAVE OUR FULL COMPLEMENT OF PIO, WE CAN POSSIBLY HAVE THAT CONVERSATION COME BACK AROUND.

SEEING AS NO FURTHER.

COMMISSIONER GELIN.

SO REGARDING THE TAM-A-GRAM AND ADVERTISEMENTS IN THE TAM-A-GRAM, I WOULD I WOULD I WOULDN'T I WOULD NOT BE IN FAVOR OF THAT.

I THINK THAT WOULD.

TAKE AWAY SOME OF THE INTEGRITY OF THE PROGRAM AND MAKE IT MORE LIKE A SALES PAPER, SO I DON'T THINK I DON'T THINK RESIDENTS WOULD RECEIVE IT WELL IF IT HAD ADVERTISEMENTS IN THERE.

I ACTUALLY ASSUME THAT THE DOCUMENT WAS PRODUCED BY A THIRD PARTY.

SO I'M SURE OUR STAFF CAN BE MORE EFFICIENT WITH THEIR TIME BY HAVING AN OUTSIDE VENDOR CREATE THE TELEGRAM OR, YOU KNOW, PRODUCE IT AND GET IT TOGETHER.

BUT REGARDING THE ITEM THAT COMMISSIONER BOLTON BROUGHT UP WITH THE NEXT DOOR APP AND GIVING ALL COMMISSIONERS ACCESS, AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO TALKING TO THE NEW PIO ABOUT THIS, BUT WE DON'T ONLY VOTE ON ITEMS IN OUR DISTRICT.

AT THE MEETING LAST MONTH, WE LAST YEAR, WE VOTED ON AN ITEM IN COMMISSIONER PLACKO'S DISTRICT.

I GOT EMAILS FROM RESIDENTS IN THAT DISTRICT THANKING ME FOR MY VOTE.

AND SO FROM THE TIME THE NEXT DOOR APP WAS BROUGHT UP, I SAID THAT WE SHOULD ALL HAVE ACCESS TO THE ENTIRE CITY BECAUSE WE REPRESENT THE ENTIRE CITY.

SO WE REPRESENT OUR DISTRICT SPECIFICALLY, BUT WE ALSO REPRESENT THE ENTIRE CITY.

AND BOTH COMMISSIONER BOLTON AND I HAD PUSHED THAT WE HAVE ACCESS TO IT.

AND MAYOR GOMEZ, YOU'RE SAYING YOU DON'T OBJECT TO US SENDING IT TO THE PIO, BUT THE IT'S NOT THE JOB OF THE PIO TO PROMOTE INDIVIDUAL CITY COMMISSIONERS.

SO IF DIFFERENT CITY COMMISSIONERS WANT TO PROMOTE THEMSELVES AND THEIR ACTIVITIES ON THE NEXT DOOR APP OR ANY OTHER THEN THAT SHOULD COME FROM THEIR PROFILE.

AND, YOU KNOW, TO ME, IT DOESN'T LOOK PROFESSIONAL FOR A CITY.

IF, FOR EXAMPLE, COMMISSIONER BOLTON HAS A LOT OF CONTENT, THE CITY OF TAMARAC IS PUSHING OUT A LOT OF CONTENT.

SO INSTEAD OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC PUSHING OUT CONTENT ABOUT THEIR DEMOGRAPHICS, THEIR INCOME, THE NEW HOMES, THEY ARE PUSHING OUT MARLON BOLTON CONTENT ONLY BECAUSE MARLON BOLTON DOESN'T HAVE ACCESS TO THE ENTIRE CITY.

SO HE CAN'T PUSH PUT OUT HIS OWN CONTENT.

SO HE'S SENDING IT TO THE CITY.

SO NOW, IF I'M A NEW BUSINESS OWNER AND I'M LOOKING AT HAVING A BUSINESS IN TAMARAC AND I GO TO NEXT DOOR AND I GO TO FACEBOOK AND ALL I SEE IS COMMISSIONER BOLTON, YOU KNOW, I THINK THE CITY IS ALL ABOUT COMMISSIONER BOLTON, AND I'M NOT SEEING ANY OTHER DATA ABOUT THE CITY.

AND THAT'S ONLY BECAUSE BOLTON DOESN'T HAVE ACCESS TO EVERYONE THAT HE SHOULD.

SO IF WE DID HAVE ACCESS CITYWIDE, THEN HE WOULDN'T HAVE TO RELY ON THE CITY TO

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PUSH ON HIS CONTENT.

AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT THAT WAS DECIDED BY CITY STAFF.

AND THEN WHEN I BROUGHT UP AT THE WORKSHOP, A DIFFERENT COMMISSION VOTED TO, YOU KNOW, RESTRICT ACCESS ONLY TO OUR DISTRICT.

SO I DO HAVE CONTENT THAT I WANT TO SHARE, BUT I DON'T WANT TO SHARE IT THROUGH THE CITY TAMARAC.

I SHOULD BE ABLE TO SHARE IT THROUGH MY OWN ACCESS WHERE I CAN REACH MEMBERS OF THE ENTIRE DISTRICT.

YOU KNOW, PEOPLE REACH OUT TO ME FROM FROM DIFFERENT DISTRICTS.

AND SOMETIMES I RESPOND DIRECTLY.

SOMETIMES I SEND IT TO THE DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE.

BUT I THINK WHEN SOMEONE REACHES OUT TO ME DIRECTLY, YOU KNOW, I HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO RESPOND BACK, EVEN IF I DO SEND IT BACK TO THE INDIVIDUAL COMMISSIONER.

BUT I DO I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THE CUSTOM AND PRACTICES DISCUSSION BECAUSE THEY REALLY SHOULDN'T BE CUSTOMS AND PRACTICES FOR A COMMISSION WHEN THE COMMISSION KEEPS CHANGING.

RIGHT.

SO VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS DOESN'T KNOW ABOUT ANY CUSTOMS AND PRACTICES.

AND IF IT'S NOT A WRITTEN RULE OF POLICY AND YOU DISAGREE WITH THE CUSTOMS PRACTICES, THEN YOU DON'T NEED TO ABIDE BY THEM.

AND I THINK CUSTOMS AND PRACTICES HAS GOTTEN US IN TROUBLE.

I DISAGREE WITH THE PRIOR ATTORNEY ABOUT SOME CUSTOMS AND PRACTICES THAT I THINK CAN GET US IN TROUBLE CONTRACTUALLY BECAUSE WE'RE NOT FOLLOWING ON THE CONTRACT.

SO I LOOK FORWARD TO THAT DISCUSSION ON WEDNESDAY.

THANK YOU.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.