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>> WELCOME TO OUR FEBRUARY 24TH,

[CALL TO ORDER:]

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9:30 AM, VIRTUAL COMMISSIONING MEETING.

CITY CLERK, WOULD YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL?

>> GOOD MORNING. YES. COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

>> MORNING.

>> THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER CALHOUN. COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

>> GOOD MORNING.

>> MAYOR VILLALOBOS.

>> GOOD MORNING.

>> MAYOR GOMEZ.

>> GOOD MORNING.

>> THANK YOU.

>> AT THIS TIME, I WOULD LIKE EVERYBODY TO STAND AND

>> I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

[1. PROCEDURES FOR VIRTUAL MEETINGS]

>> AGENT

>> THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

GOOD MORNING, MEMBERS OF CITY COMMISSION, UNDER THE GUIDELINES ADOPTED FOR VIRTUAL MEETINGS.

AS SOON AS REQUIRE TO NOTICE ALL NOTICE WE GO IN CITY CODE.

CITY CLERK HAS POSTED ALL REQUIRED NOTICE.

IN PHYSICAL QUORUM IS NOT REQUIRED.

HOWEVER, VIRTUAL QUORUM IS REQUIRED BY LAW.

YOU GUYS CAN CONFIRM VIRTUAL QUORUM FOR TODAY'S MEETING EXISTED.

ADDITIONALLY, PURSUANT TO THE GUIDELINES, ALL THE CITY IT DEPARTMENT MUST ENSURE ALL MEMBERS OF CITY COMMISSION, CITY MANAGER, HIS STAFF AND THE PUBLIC HAVE ACCESS TO THE VIRTUAL MEETING TODAY.

IF ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC WISHES TO COMMENT ON ANY AGENDA ITEMS OR PROVIDE COMMENTS DURING THE PUBLIC MEETING PERIOD.

REMEMBER, THE PUBLIC MUST PROVIDE COMMENTS BY TELEPHONE, BY EMAIL TO THE CITY CLERK AT CITY CLERK AT TAMARAC.ORG.

IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW EMAIL COMES TO FACEBOOK COMMENT WILL BE PROVIDED TO MEMBERS OF THE CITY COMMISSION FOR RECORD PURPOSES ONLY.

THE CITY CLERK OR FACILITY WILL TAKE THE COMMENTS OF THE PUBLIC.

ALL PUBLIC COMMENTS IS SUBJECT TO THE TIME LIMITATION ON THE CITY COMMISSION RULES OF PROCEDURE.

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

THE PUBLIC ACCESS TO PUBLIC THAT COMES TO PROHIBIT TECHNICAL PROBLEMS, CITY COMMISSION IS REQUIRED TO RE-ASSESS THE MEETING UNTIL TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS ARE CORRECT. THANK YOU MADAM MAYOR.

>> THANK YOU. AT THIS TIME

[2.a. Proclamation - Eating Disorders Awareness Week]

I'VE ISSUED A PROCLAMATION FOR EATING DISORDERS AWARENESS WEEK THAT WILL NOT BE READ, BUT IT WILL BE PROVIDED TO THE ORGANIZATION THAT HAS REQUESTED IT.

AS FOR THE NEXT PROCLAMATION,

[2.b. Proclamation - COVID-19 Memorial Day]

I HAVE REQUESTED AND THIS IS BEING READ OR LEARNED BY MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN TOUCHED BY COVID.

I THINK ALL OF US IN SOME WAY, SHAPE OR FORM AND THIS IS FOR OUR VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS.

WHEREAS, THE FIRST MONDAY IN MARCH HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS COVID-19 VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS DAY.

COVID-19 (SARS-COV-2) IS AN ILLNESS CAUSED BY A VIRUS THAT CAN TRANSMIT FROM PERSON TO PERSON.

AS FAR ACROSS THE WORLD, OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR ECONOMY.

OBSERVANT THE PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS TO SOCIAL DISTANCE AND STAY HOME, HAVE CREATED CHALLENGES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES, WORKERS, AND SCHOOLS WHICH ARE WORKING TO COMPLY WITH LIMITED RESOURCES.

WHEREAS SCHOOL DISTRICTS, TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND PARENTS ARE GRAPPLING WITH THE CHALLENGES OF DISTANCE LEARNING AND WORKING TO PREVENT ANY POTENTIAL LOSS DUE TO NOT BEING IN-PERSON.

WHEREAS LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS, HEALTH DEPARTMENTS AND PUBLIC SERVANTS HAVE TAKEN BOTH ACTIONS TO PROTECT RESIDENTS, SUPPORT STRUGGLING LOCAL ECONOMIES AND FIND INNOVATIVE WAYS TO PROVIDE SERVICES.

NOW WHERE AS A RESPONSE TO THE RAPID SPREAD OF COVID-19, INSTEAD HOME ORDERS, ESSENTIAL WORKERS HAVE STEPPED UP TO PROVIDE CRITICAL SERVICES TO HELP PROTECT OUR COMMUNITIES AND SAVE LIVES, SACRIFICING THEIR OWN HEALTH AND SAFETY.

WHERE IT'S COVID-19 HAS HAD A DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACT ON THE ELDERLY.

LOW-INCOME COMMUNITY LEADERS WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW.

THE GAP WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS AND SEVERITY OF COVID-19 CAN VARY DRAMATICALLY BY INDIVIDUAL AND THE LONG-TERM HEALTH IMPLICATIONS FOR SURVIVORS IS LARGELY UNKNOWN.

AS MANY SURVIVORS SUFFER WITH LINGERING SIDE EFFECTS

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OF THE DISEASE LONG AFTER THEY NO LONGER TEST POSITIVE.

492,471 IN THE UNITED STATES HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES DUE TO COVID-19 AND IN FLORIDA, MORE THAN 29,467 LIVES HAVE BEEN LOST IN THIS DEADLY VIRUS.

NOW THEREFORE, I'M SURE J. GOMEZ, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM MARCH 1, 2020, AS 2019 VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS MEMORIAL DAY.

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES TO AN OUTER LEVEL TO SURVIVE THE CORONA VIRUS.

THANK YOU. WE WILL NOW GO

[2.c. Employee Service Awards]

TO OUR CITY MANAGER WHO WILL INTRODUCE OUR EMPLOYEE SERVICE AWARDS.

>> THANK YOU AND GOOD MORNING MADAM MAYOR, I'D LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY THIS MORNING TO RECOGNIZE AND CONGRATULATE OUR EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE REACHED CITY SERVICE MILESTONE DURING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2020 THROUGH FEBRUARY OF 2021.

AS THE MARION COMMISSIONER AWARE THE CONSISTENCY OF GOOD PEOPLE IN OUR ORGANIZATION IS WHAT MAKES US GREAT AND WE APPRECIATE ALL OF THEIR EFFORTS AND THEIR LOYALTY TO THE CITY ARE OUR EFFORTS TO RECRUIT AND TO RETAIN THE BEST PEOPLE HAVE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL.

WE'D LIKE TO HONOR THEM THIS MORNING.

THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

WE HAVE A NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES WHO ARE CELEBRATING FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE WITH THE CITY.

DEPHINE JOHNSON-O'MEALLY IS IN PUBLIC SERVICES.

JAHMALE HEPBURN IS IN PARKS AND RECREATION.

ANDREW ROZWADOWSKI IN FINANCIAL SERVICES.

DANE HINKLE IS IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

DEAN WILLIAMSON, IS IN PUBLIC SERVICES.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE WE HAVE A NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES ALSO CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE CITY.

NICHOLA LEWIS-MORGAN IS IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

ANTHONY LICATA, PUBLIC SERVICES, MILAGRITOS LOPEZ, IN THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT AND LISSETE CRUZ WITH PARKS AND RECREATION.

ALSO CELEBRATING 15 YEARS WITH THE CITY TROY GIES IN PUBLIC SERVICES, OLIVER HEWITT, PUBLIC SERVICES, AND JORGE MARTINEZ, PUBLIC SERVICES.

WE HAVE A NUMBER OF 20-YEAR RECOGNITION THIS MORNING.

CLARK LOUIZOR, PUBLIC SERVICES, REGINA SKENANDORE IN THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE, AND JOHN DOHERTY IN PUBLIC SERVICES.

HANNES LUGGER, PUBLIC SERVICES.

IMRAN KHAN, PUBLIC SERVICES, AND MICHELLE FONTANEZ IN THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT.

ALL 20-YEAR EMPLOYEES.

FINALLY, WE HAVE ONE 30-YEAR EMPLOYEE THIS MORNING WHO DESERVES A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF RECOGNITION, FRANK PACIOUS HAS SERVED THE CITY FAITHFULLY FOR 30 YEARS. THANK YOU.

>>

>> THAT'S ALL WE HAVE THIS MORNING. THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR CITY AND OUR RESIDENCES. ABSOLUTE WONDERFUL.

[3.a. Commissioner Bolton]

>> GOOD MORNING, MADAM MAYOR. NOTHING TO REPORT.

MY CELL PHONE NUMBER IS 954-275-2850, MY FACEBOOK PAGE IS FACEBOOK.COM/COMMISSIONERMARLONBOLTON. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER GELIN?

[3.b. Commissioner Gelin]

>> MY REPORT, LEVANT WILL PULL UP.

I ATTENDED THE NORTHWEST COUNCIL OF ELECTED OFFICIALS MEETING ON THE 10TH, I BELIEVE THAT ABOUT THE PLANNING FOR THE MARCH ELECTIONS IN COCONUT CREEK MEMOIR AND A COUPLE OF OTHER CITIES.

THEN ATTENDED THE BROWARD LEAGUE OF CITIES COFFEE WITH THE PRESIDENT.

I HAVE FORGOTTEN WHO WAS THE GUEST SPEAKER THERE.

THEN MYSELF AND MOST OF THE OTHER COMMISSIONERS ATTENDED THE STORY WALK EVENT ALONG WITH SOME BSO OFFICERS WHO WERE IN ATTENDANCE, I HAD MY BIKE WITH MIKE PLANNING EVENT WITH DEPUTY MARION, MY LEGISLATIVE AIDE, DEIDRA ROGERS AND THE LEVEL UP CYCLING MOVEMENT.

ALSO, MY LEGISLATIVE AIDE, DEIDRA ROGERS WAS SUCCESSFUL IN HELPING ME GET A MEETING WITH THE, I FORGOT THE NAME OF THE GROUP.

THE HOA

>>

>>

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FACEBOOK LIVE, TWITTER LIVE EVENT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, EVENT? THE GREATER FORT ALLIANCE, BOB SWINDELL WAS SPEAKING AND HE WAS AT THE LEAGUE OF CITIES COFFEE WITH THE PRESIDENT TALKING ABOUT THEIR EFFORTS TO ATTRACT BUSINESSES LIKE GOLDMAN SACHS WHICH IS THE WORLD'S NUMBER ONE INVESTMENT BANKING FIRM TO FORT LAUDERDALE AND THEIR EFFORTS TO CONTAIN THE CORONAVIRUS.

NEXT SLIDE. OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS THERE, SAM GOREN, OUR FORMER CITY ATTORNEY WAS ON HAND. NEXT SLIDE.

THAT'S A COUPLE OF IMAGES FROM THE STORY WALK EVENT. NEXT SLIDE.

THEN YESTERDAY I DIDN'T PROMOTE THIS TOO HEAVILY ONLY BECAUSE IT WAS MY FIRST TIME USING THIS STREAMING PLATFORM AND SO I DIDN'T WANT TO TEST IT OUT.

BUT WHENEVER YOU DO SOMETHING ON FACEBOOK LIVE IT STAYS LIVE AND YOU GET MORE VIEWS AFTER THE EVENT VERSUS THE LIVE EVENT.

BUT I TALKED TO THREE BLACK WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS IN CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH AND THESE ARE ALL TAMARAC BUSINESSES, THEY TOLD THEIR STORIES IN TERMS OF BANKING AND FINANCE AND HOW THEY GOT STARTED AND SOME OF THE STRUGGLES THEY FACED WITH DEALING WITH THE PANDEMIC.

IT WAS A GOOD DISCUSSION AND YOU CAN WATCH IT AT ANYTIME. NEXT SLIDE.

THEN I JUST WANTED TO USE TWO MINUTES OF MY TIME AND COVER SOMETHING ELSE REGARDING BLACK HISTORY.

IF YOU CAN OPEN UP THAT LINK EVENT AND THEN WE CAN JUST CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY IN TWO MINUTES.

>>

>>

>> I CAN'T HEAR ANYTHING, LEVANT.

>> CAN ANYONE HEAR? I CAN'T HEAR.

>> THANKS LEVANT. AS POLICYMAKERS WE NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO THINGS THAT WERE DONE IN THE PAST, HOW IT IMPACTS US IN THE FUTURE, AND DO A WEEKEND TO RECTIFY THINGS THAT NEED TO BE FIXED.

THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION.

>> THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER GELIN. VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS?

>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE,

[3.c. Vice Mayor Villalobos]

AND GOOD MORNING TO ALL OF YOU THAT ARE WATCHING.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US.

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I JUST WANT TO SAY WHEN YOU NEED TO REACH OUT TO US MAKE SURE TO EMAIL US AND THEN THIS GOES TO THE WHOLE COMMISSION AND RESIDENTS REACH OUT THROUGH CITY CLERK.

WE WILL GET TO EMAIL THROUGH THE NEXT DOOR, FACEBOOK, A TEXT MESSAGE, A PHONE CALL.

I JUST ENCOURAGE YOU IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING TO US THIS WAY WE KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US.

>> THANK YOU VICE MAYOR. COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

[3.d. Commissioner Placko]

>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE.

I WILL BE QUICK. WE HAD A VERY VERY LENGTHY AGENDA TODAY.

I'D LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WHO HAS CALLED ME, EMAILED ME, AND TEXT ME.

I DO GET BACK TO YOU IMMEDIATELY, BUT I APPRECIATE YOU LETTING ME KNOW AS I HAVE TOLD YOU FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS, IF I DON'T KNOW ABOUT IT I CAN'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

AS THE VICE MAYOR JUST SAID, IF YOU SEE IT, SAY IT.

I ENCOURAGE YOU TO KEEP CONTACTING ME.

THAT'S WHAT I'M HERE FOR. THANK YOU.

LET'S ALL GO HAVE A SAFE DAY. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AS TO MY REPORT I'LL RESERVE IT UNTIL AFTER THE CITY MANAGER'S.

[4. CITY ATTORNEY REPORT]

>> EARLIER THIS WEEK I SENT THE COMMISSION AN EMAIL UPDATE ON THE PREEMPTION BILLS RELATED TO VACATION RENTAL, IN THAT THE EMAIL LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES ARE STILL REVIEWING VACATION RENTAL PREEMPTION BILL IN THE HOUSE, IN THE SENATE, AND THE BILL HAS NOT PASSED YET.

JUST WANT TO GIVE YOU THAT UPDATE.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH NOW YOU WALKED IF I WANTED RESOLUTION FOR OUR CITY, AND AT THIS TIME, THE CITY CLERK IS LOOKING UP TO SEE WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE, AND I KNOW THAT THIS COMMISSION IS IN TUNE WITH THE THEN OUR ESTIMATE THEIR INITIATIVE WE MAY NOT NEED ANYTHING FURTHER.

I APPRECIATE IT AND WE'LL KNOW WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS BEFORE PUTTING IT ON THE NEXT MISSION

>> YOU ARE WELCOME.

>> THANK YOU. CITY MANAGER, YOUR REPORT.

[5. CITY MANAGER REPORT]

>> THANK YOU MADAM MAYOR. GOOD MORNING MAYOR AND COMMISSION.

OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE IS LETTING OUR SMALL BUSINESSES THOUGH, KNOW THAT A NEW ROUND OF PPP FUNDING IS NOW OPEN THROUGH THE END OF MARCH WITH EXPANDED RULES FOR BUSINESS ELIGIBILITY, AND FOR LOAN FORGIVENESS.

THE US SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION OR SBA JUST ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY THAT BUSINESSES WITH 20 OR FEWER EMPLOYEES CAN EXCLUSIVELY APPLY FOR PPP FUNDING, STARTING TODAY FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS.

MEANING THE SMALLEST OF SMALL BUSINESSES WON'T BE COMPETING WITH LARGER BUSINESSES FOR FUNDING, IF THEY APPLY OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PEOPLE CAN VISIT THE SBA'S WEBSITE AT SBA.GOV OR CALL OUR TAMARAC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE AT (954) 597-3513.

OUR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICE IS ALSO ADVISING RESIDENTS THAT ROUND 5 OF THE RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW UPLOADED.

AS OF MONDAY, THEY HAD RECEIVED ENOUGH APPLICATIONS TO EXHAUST THE FUNDS.

A TOTAL OF A 134 APPLICATIONS WERE RECEIVED, AND ARE NOW GOING THROUGH THE APPROVAL PROCESS.

I WANT TO THANK THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT HOUSING STAFF FOR THEIR CONTINUED WORK ON GETTING THESE FUNDS OUT TO OUR RESIDENTS IN NEED.

IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH, OUR PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT HAS TWO EXCITING EVENTS PLANNED FOR THE COMING WEEKEND.

WE'D LIKE EVERYONE TO JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT THE TAMARAC EXPORTS COMPLEX THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH, FROM 6:00 TO 8:30 PM.

THE EVENING WILL INCLUDE AN ART DISPLAY, POETRY, DANCE, AND RECOGNITION OF DISTINGUISHED BLACK COMMUNITY, AND BUSINESS LEADERS.

EVERYONE IS ALSO INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE VIRTUAL PRESENTATION OF QUILTING, A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE THROUGH ART THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH AT 10:00 AM, BY WORLD RENOWNED SOUTH FLORIDA ARTIST GEORGE GASCON.

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE INTRODUCED TO QUILT THAT WERE USED AS TOOLS FOR COMMUNICATION DURING THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, AS WELL AS QUILTS BY ARTISTS, FAITH RINGGOLD AND GEE'S BEND QUILTERS.

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO RECEIVE A GUIDED TOUR THROUGH A CREATIVE PROCESS THAT WILL ALLOW THEM TO CREATE THEIR OWN QUILT, USING A VARIETY OF MATERIAL.

PROCEEDS FOR THIS EVENT WILL GO TO THE UNITED WAY AND WE HAVE SOME OTHER EVENTS COMING UP ON FRIDAY, MARCH 5TH, PLEASE JOIN US FOR A BIG SCREEN MOVIE IN THE PARK WHERE WE WILL BE SHOWING THE MOVIE, DOLITTLE.

THE MOVIE STARTS AT 07:00 PM AT THE TAMARAC EXPORTS COMPLEX.

LIMITED TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE A SPACE.

THE COST IS $5 PER SPACE.

EACH SPACE IS LIMITED TO SIX FAMILY MEMBERS.

CONCESSIONS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE, BUT A FREE BAG OF GOODIES WILL BE GIVEN FOR EACH SPACE RESERVED.

THEY CAN REGISTER FOR THE SPACE AT

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HTTPS://TAMARAC-MOVIE-IN-INTHEPARK.EVENTBRITE.COM.

SOUTH FLORIDA'S CONTINUING TO EXPERIENCE FOOD ANXIETY.

THE FEEDING SOUTH FLORIDA DRIVE THROUGH FOOD DISTRIBUTION EVENTS CONTINUE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

THE NEXT DISTRIBUTION EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3RD FROM 9:00 AM, TO 11:00 AM, AT THE CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER CHURCH.

MONDAY, MARCH 8TH FROM 9:00 A. M, TO 11:00 A. M, AT THE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH, AND MONDAY, MARCH 29 FROM 9:00 AM, TO 11:00 AM, AT THE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH.

FINALLY FROM OUR BUILDING DEPARTMENT.

MORE RECOGNITION FOR OUR ORGANIZATION.

CONGRATULATIONS GO OUT AT THIS POINT TO OUR SYSTEMS BUILDING OFFICIAL, PAT RICHARDSON.

PAT HAS BEEN NAMED THE CHIEF ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR OF THE YEAR BY THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE BROWARD COUNTY CODE OFFICIALS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION.

AS YOU KNOW, PAT IS A LONG-TERM EMPLOYEE OF THE CITY, PAT HAS ALSO RECEIVED THE PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR HIS SERVICE TO THE ORGANIZATION, AND SERVES AS THE ASSOCIATIONS EXECUTIVE SECRETARY.

THIS ASSOCIATION REPRESENTS A MEMBERSHIP, WHO WORKED FOR BUILDING DEPARTMENTS IN SOUTH FLORIDA IN THE TRI-COUNTY AREA, AND THEN REPRESENTED AND TRAINED BUILDING INSPECTORS, PLANS EXAMINERS, AND BUILDING OFFICIALS FOR OVER 40 YEARS.

OUR CONGRATULATIONS GO TO PAT, AND AGAIN, A BIG THANK YOU TO HIM FOR HIS DEDICATION TO OUR ORGANIZATION AND TO THE BUILDING PROFESSION.

THAT IS THE END OF MY REPORT, MADAM MAYOR, THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, THEN YES.

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU PAT RICHARDSON AND AGAIN TO ALL OF OUR WONDERFUL EMPLOYEES.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR DEDICATION AND YOUR SERVICE TO OUR CITY.

I JUST WANT TO REMIND EVERYBODY THAT,

[3.e. Mayor Gomez]

THE CITY OF TAMARAC HAS AN ETHICS AND STABILITY CODE, AND IT'S MY EXPECTATION THAT WE FOLLOW IT.

I WANT TO ADD TO THE CITY MANAGERS REPORT, THAT EVERY SATURDAY AT THE KOREAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, IT TOO HAS FOOD DISTRIBUTION, ALONG WITH FEEDING SOUTH FLORIDA AND ASSISTANCE BY RBSO, IT STARTS APPROXIMATELY EIGHT O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING AND IT RUNS ABOUT 10:00 -10: 30. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, OF COURSE.

THANK YOU ALSO TO OUR STEADY STAFF FOR YOUR HARD WORK ON GETTING APPLICATIONS PROCESS FOR RESIDENTS TO BE ASSISTED.

AS FOR THE COMMENTS MADE BY THE VICE MAYOR AND COMMISSIONER PLACKO, YES, PLEASE DO REACH OUT TO US, BUT AS FOR PEOPLE WHO POST ON NEXT DOOR, PLEASE KNOW THAT WE MAY HAVE THE ABILITY TO POST BUT WE DON'T ALWAYS HAVE THE ABILITY TO SEE WHAT YOU WRITE, ESPECIALLY IF IT'S ONLY IN CERTAIN THING IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

SO IF THERE'S SOMETHING THAT WE NEED TO SEE, AND YOU WANT US TO KNOW ABOUT, PLEASE DO EMAIL IT TO US OR GIVE US A CALL.

AT THIS TIME AS INTERIM CITY ATTORNEY.

I READ AN ARTICLE IN THE MIAMI HERALD DATED FEBRUARY 12TH, 2020, AND I BELIEVE IS THAT TRUE CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER.

>> THANK YOU.

>> SO I ALSO IN THAT ARTICLE THOUGH, AND I NOTICED THERE IS MORE TO A STORY.

IT STAYS YOUR CONTRACT IS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO TELL US ABOUT THAT, AND ANYTHING WE SHOULD KNOW?

>> THERE IS NO INVESTIGATION AS I KNOW.

>> OKAY, SO I APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS, INTERIM CITY ATTORNEY AND I WILL SUBMIT THE ARTICLE TO THE CITY CLERK TO BE INCLUDED IN THE RECORD.

I WANT TO THANK THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY STAFF FOR ALL THE HARD WORK THAT YOU'VE BEEN DOING AND CREATING EVENTS TO HELP US CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH SAFELY, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYBODY ON FRIDAY NIGHT.

SO THIS TIME, WE NOW HAVE, ACCORDING TO OUR CITY CLERK, WE HAD NO PUBLIC COMMENTS.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A COMMENT.

>> YOU'VE ALREADY GIVEN YOUR REPORT COMMISSIONER THERE IS NOT PUBLIC COMMENTS.

>> NO IT'S A POINT OF ORDER.

SO YESTERDAY I ATTENDED THE BROWARD COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING.

THE MEETING STARTED AT 10:00 AM, AND THEY BROKE FOR LUNCH AT ABOUT 12:15.

THE LAST TIME WE HAD A DAYTIME MEETING, WE DID NOT HAVE ANY LUNCH BREAK, SO I WANTED TO GET CONSENSUS FROM THE COMMISSION THAT WE SHOULD BREAK AT A CERTAIN TIME FOR APPROXIMATELY 45 MINUTES, BECAUSE OF THE LAST COMMISSION MEETING IN THE DAYTIME, WE HAD NO LUNCH BREAK.

WE TOOK A 10 MINUTE BREAK HERE, 15 MINUTE BREAK THERE.

SO NO TIME TO REALLY GO OUT AND GRAB A MEAL, SO I WANT TO GET CONSENSUS FROM THE COMMISSION, THAT WE AGREE TO A LUNCH PERIODS SO THAT US AS COMMISSIONERS, AND ALL THE EMPLOYEES WHO ARE THEIR WORKSPACES CAN HAVE AN ADEQUATE LUNCH PERIOD.

>> THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENTS COMMISSIONER, I WAS ACTUALLY GOING TO HAVE A HALF HOUR LUNCH BREAK FOR PEOPLE, WHICH WE SHOULD ALREADY HAVE THEM PREPARED TO KNOW THAT WE NEED TO HAVE LUNCH ALREADY AT OUR DESKS OR IN OUR OFFICES OR WHEREVER WE ARE, AND IF THE CITY COMMISSION CAN MOVE THINGS ALONG QUICKLY, THEN WE WON'T BE HERE ALL DAY.

>> IT'S NOT ABOUT THAT. IT'S A QUESTION FOR THE COMMISSION, NOT FOR YOU, THE MAYOR.

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>> ACTUALLY, I DO HAVE THE OPTION OF RUNNING THE MEETING AND BEING ABLE TO HAVE THAT BREAK ONE AT A TIME LIMIT, YOU CAN SET A TIME.

THAT DOESN'T MEAN THE PROBLEM WITH SETTING THE SET ON THE SURFACE, IS THAT SOMETIMES ONE OF OUR ITEMS RUN LONGER.

SO IF WE SAY WE'RE GOING TO DO IT AFTER THE THIRD ITEM ON THE REGULAR AGENDA.

WE CAN GO TOO LONG.

SO IF WE SAY AT APPROXIMATELY 12:30, WE WILL CALL A HALF-HOUR BREAK, DEPENDING ON WHEN THAT LAST ITEM IS OVER.

WE CAN DO IT AT THAT TIME, BUT TO SET A HARD STOP CREATES A PROBLEM.

IS THERE CONSENSUS FOR A BREAK AT APPROXIMATELY 12:30 FOR HALF AN HOUR.

AFTER THAT, AS LONG AS WE FINISH THAT ONE ITEM, COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

>> I WOULD SAY THAT WE BREAK AT 12:30 FOR 45 MINUTES.

I AGREE WITH COMMISSIONER GALLEY.

>> ANYONE ELSE? BUT THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE ON THAT COMMISSION WHO DON'T EAT, SO THAT'S AN EXTRA 15, 20 MINUTES OUT OF THEIR TIME, THAT TAKES OUT OF THEIR DAY AS WELL.

SO YOU NEED TO BE CONSIDERED OF ALL PEOPLE.

SO IS THERE ANYBODY ELSE ON THE COMMISSION WHO WISHES TO MAKE A COMMENT? IT SEEMS THAT WE DON'T HAVE CONSENSUS.

WE'RE GOING TO CHECK IT OUT AT I2:30 AND SEE HOW IT GOES.

WE ARE MOVING RIGHT ALONG.

WE'RE NOW GOING TO OUR CONSENT AGENDA.

[7. CONSENT AGENDA]

>> I WOULD LIKE TO PULL ITEM E FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA.

>> THANK YOU. JUST A MOMENT. I'M GOING TO ASK THE CITY MANAGER IF THERE'S ANY ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS FIRST. CITY MANAGER?

>> MADAM MAYOR, THERE ARE NO DELETIONS OR ADDITIONS THIS MORNING.

>> IT APPEARS THAT COMMISSIONER GARLAND WOULD LIKE TO REMOVE E. IS THERE A MOTION AND A SECOND TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA?

>>

>> SECOND.

>> DID WE HAVE A MOTION?

>> I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO REMOVE TR-13554 OFF THE AGENDA.

>> WE DON'T NEED A MOTION TO REMOVE THE ITEM, I NEED A MOTION IN A SECOND TO APPROVE CONSENT AGENDA.

>> I MOVED UP THE CONSENT AGENDA, BE APPROVED AS AMENDED.

>> SO MOVED.

>> CITY CLERK WILL YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL?

>> YES. THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR. VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS.

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN.

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU. AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

>> YES.

>> THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY FIVE TO ZERO.

>>

[7.e. TR13554 - Financial Auditing Services Renewal]

>> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA PROVEN TWO-YEAR RENEWAL OPTIONS OF AGREEMENT FOR FINANCIAL AUDIENCE SERVICE AWARD IS SUBSEQUENT TO REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL NUMBER 16-07S FOR FINANCIAL AUDIT SERVICE AND FURTHER AUTHORIZED WITH APPROPRIATE CITY OFFICIALS EXECUTED RENEWAL LETTER OF ENGAGEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF TAMARAC AND RSM US LLP FOR ANNUAL FINANCIAL AUDIT SERVICE FOR A PERIOD OF TWO YEARS FOR FISCAL YEARS ENDING ON SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2021 TO SEPTEMBER 30, 2022.

RESPECTFULLY, WHEN ANNUAL NOT TO EXCEED COSTS OF $109,500 ANNUALLY FOR AN AGGREGATE PRICE OF $219,000 OVER A TWO-YEAR RENEWAL PAIR AND PROVIDE PROVISION FOR OUTLAST.

THE CITY MANAGER DOESN'T NEED TO PROVE THE EXTINCTION OF THE SCOPE OF SERVICE TO INCLUDE THE AUDIT OF ANY CARES AT PROGRAMS OR THE RATE OF $9,600 AS MAY BE REQUIRED FOR PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, SEPARABILITY, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I NEED A MOTION ON SECOND.

>> I MOVE THAT THE ITEM TRO-13554 BE ON THE TABLE FOR DISCUSSION.

>> MOTION TO APPROVE. SECOND.

>> YOU CAN'T MAKE A MOTION

>> IT NOT ON THE TABLE FOR DISCUSSION, IT'S ON THE TABLE.

IT'S FOR DISCUSSION OR TABLE.

>> ALRIGHT. THERE THERE'S A SECOND.

>> THANK YOU. NOW, COUNCIL GELIN YOU HAVE A QUESTION?

>> YEAH. SO THIS WAS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

SO, MAYOR GOMEZ, ARE YOU OKAY WITH APPROVING THIS ITEM?

>> IS THERE A POINT TO YOUR QUESTION WHY YOU'RE ASKING ME

>>YEAH. BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, ANYTIME ETHICS COMMISSION WE INTRODUCE THINGS TO MAKE OUR JOB A LITTLE BIT EASIER AS A COMMISSION, SO FOR EXAMPLE, WE TALKED ABOUT BRINGING ON THREE ADDITIONAL LEGISLATIVE AIDE SLASH INTERNS.

YOU ALWAYS BRING UP PRICING AND COSTS AND IT'S GOING TO SAVE US MONEY.

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AND THE CONTRACT WITH RSM HAS EXPIRED AND SO THAT OPENED THE DOOR FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO ISSUE AN RP BRING IT OUT FOR THE MARKET, AND SEE IF WE CAN FIND ANOTHER FIRM THAT CAN PERFORM THE SAME AUDITING SERVICES AT A BETTER PRICE.

AND ALSO BECAUSE YOU'RE AN ATTORNEY, THERE ARE LAWS REGARDING AUDITS BY A CITY.

NOW, MOST OF YOU KNOW THAT I USED TO WORK FOR A COMPANY NAMED ENRON, WHICH WAS RANKED NUMBER FIVE FORTUNE 500 BACK IN 2001.

ENRON HAD AN AUDITOR NAMED ARTHUR ANDERSON AND IT TURNS OUT THAT ENRON WAS A BIG FRAUD SCHEME.

THEY LIED ABOUT THEIR ACCOUNTING BOOKS.

ONE GUY COMMITTED SUICIDE, THE CEO DIED OF A HEART ATTACK.

THE CFO GOT CENTERS AT 24 YEARS IN JAIL, SERVE 12, AND PAID A $42 MILLION FINE.

AND SO THE AUDITING PRACTICE IS A VERY IMPORTANT PRACTICE IN THE CITY AND BASED ON THE GOVERNMENT AUDITING STANDARDS, IT SAYS GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES SHOULD UNDERTAKE A FULL-SCALE COMPETITIVE PROCESS FOR THE SELECTION OF INDEPENDENT AUDITORS AT THE END OF THE TERM OF EACH AUDIT CONTRACT CONSISTING WITH APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS.

AND THERE'S ALSO A STATE LAW IN REGARDS TO THAT.

AND SO I WAS JUST WONDERING IF YOU DID ANY RESEARCH AFTER YOUR CITY MANAGER REVIEW AND AFTER YOU GOT THE AGENDA ITEM.

BECAUSE WE'RE ALL SUPPOSED TO RESEARCH ALL OF THESE ITEMS, DO OUR HOMEWORK BEFORE WE MAKE ANY VOTING DECISIONS.

>>

>> I CAN'T HEAR YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

BASICALLY AND I'M SURE YOU'RE NOT SAYING THAT RSM US LLP IS FRAUDULENT OR DOING ANYTHING WRONG AND HAS A BAD HISTORY AND BACKGROUND THAT THEY WOULD BE DOING ANYTHING WRONG WITH OUR STUDIES BOOKS. IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE SAYING?

>> I THINK YOU HEARD WHAT I SAID AND THAT'S NOT INCLUDING WHAT I SAID.

>> BUT THAT IS EXACTLY THE REFERENCE THAT YOU'RE MAKING BY COMPARING IT TO ENRON. JUST CURIOUS.

>> IF THERE WAS GOING TO BE A COMPARISON.

IT WOULD BE THE CITY WOULD BE ENRON AND THEN RSM WOULD BE ARTHUR ANDERSON.

SO THAT WOULD BE THE FAIR COMPARISON. AND THAT'S NOT WHAT I'M SAYING.

I JUST ASKED IF YOU'RE OKAY WITH EXTENDING THIS CONTRACT, EVEN THOUGH THE STANDARDS SAY THAT WE SHOULD GO OUT TO BID.

>> THE STANDARDS ALSO SAY IT'S A CONTRACT.

CONTRACTS ARE WRITTEN IN THEIR TOTALITY AND IN THE CONTRACT THAT TOTALITY INCLUDES EXPECTED OR INTENDED AMENDMENTS AND ADDENDUMS OR EXTENSIONS OF CONTRACTS SUCH AS THIS.

AND I HAVE SPOKEN WITH THIS COMPANY, SO I AM FAMILIAR WITH THEIR WORK.

AND SO I DON'T SEE THE COMPARISON TO HOW BUDGETING SERVICES FOR LIAISONS, MY PROBLEM WITH THE LIAISONS IS JUST THAT WE CAN HAVE THEM FOR FREE AND WE CAN CREDIT OURS.

WELL, NOT THE COUNTY, WE DON'T HAVE AS MUCH NEED TO COVER AS MUCH OF A DISTRICT AS THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS DO.

AND I THINK SOME OF THE STUFF THAT'S BEING PRESENTED TO US IS MORE TO MAKE THIS LOOK MORE LIKE A COUNTY THAN IT IS TO LOOK LIKE A CITY.

BUT THAT'S NOT FOR THIS TOPIC, AS FAR AS SERVICES ARE CONCERNED, THE QUESTION THAT YOU ASKED ME, I AM FINE WITH THIS.

I DO THINK THEY'RE DOING AN EXCELLENT JOB FOR OUR CITY.

I'VE HAD MY AUDIT MEETING WITH THEM AND GONE THROUGH THE PAPERWORK THAT THEY HAD PROVIDED.

SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONCERN ABOUT MY RESEARCH. ANYONE ELSE?

>> THE QUESTION FOR THE CITY ATTORNEY.

WHAT'S YOUR UNDERSTANDING ABOUT THIS PROCESS AND WHAT WE'RE SUPPOSED TO DO AT A CERTAIN POINT IN THE CONTRACT.

>> MICHIGAN STATE LAW, REQUIRE EACH LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ALSO DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD, TO CREATE A AUDITING COMMITTEE TO BASICALLY ISSUE AN RFP WITH THE HELP STAFF TO SELECT THE AUDITOR FOR THE CITY.

THE MANAGER CAN CONFIRM WHETHER THIS FARM WAS SELECTED BY THE AUDITING COMMITTEE IF IT WAS CREATED ON THIS SECTION 218-391.

I WASN'T HERE BUT STATE LAW REQUIRE A LOCAL GOVERNMENT BEFORE HIRING AN AUDITING FIRM TO APPOINT A AUDITING COMMITTEE FIRST,

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THEN ISSUE RFQ REALLY TO SELECT THE AUDITING IN THE FIRM AND IS CLEARLY IN STATE LAW, THERE'S IS NO EXCEPTION IF IT WAS DONE PREVIOUSLY, I DON'T KNOW.

MR. CITY MANAGER CAN CONFIRM THAT, I WASN'T HERE.

>> MR. CITY MANAGER PLEASE CONFIRM.

>> SURE. SO ALL OF THOSE STATE LAWS WERE FOLLOWED AS WE PROCURE THE SERVICES FOR RSM FOR A PERIOD OF FIVE YEARS WITH A TWO-YEAR RENEWAL IF APPROVED.

>> THANK YOU

>> YES. I ACTUALLY SPOKE WITH RSM YESTERDAY.

I ACTUALLY SPOKE WITH OUR FINANCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR A WHILE AGO AND I'D LIKE TO HAVE HER SPEAK AND TALK ABOUT HER LEVEL OF SATISFACTION WITH RSM.

>> YES.

>> I AM.

>>

>> GOOD MORNING, VICE MAYOR.

GOOD MORNING, COMMISSIONER GELIN.

>> GOOD MORNING.

>> IN FINANCIAL SERVICES WE ARE RECOMMENDING APPROVAL OF THIS RESOLUTION, AND I'M GOING TO SUM IT UP WITH THREE MAIN POINTS.

THE FIRST ONE IS, WE'VE HAD A LOT OF CHANGES IN FINANCIAL SERVICES.

IT STARTED IN OCTOBER 2019 WHEN WE LOST A 20-YEAR EMPLOYEE, WE LOST ANOTHER ONE ANOTHER 20 PLUS YEAR EMPLOYEE IN JANUARY, AND WE LOST A BUDGET ANALYSTS IN FEBRUARY, AND THEN TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE PANDEMIC STARTED WE LOST OUR FINANCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR.

IT FOLLOWED UP BY ANOTHER LOSS OF ANOTHER 20-YEAR EMPLOYEE SOMETIME IN AUGUST.

WE HAVE HAD QUITE A BIT A LOSS OF INSTITUTIONAL KNOWLEDGE.

COUPLED WITH THAT, WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A FINANCIAL AND A ENTERPRISE WIDE SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION, AND WITH ALL OF THAT LOSS OF INSTITUTIONAL KNOWLEDGE, COUPLED WITH THE LEARNING CURVE THAT'S REQUIRED OF A NEW AUDITOR, THAT WOULD CREATE A LOT OF DISRUPTION TO OUR BUSINESS.

SECONDLY, LET'S TALK ABOUT RSM.

RSM HAVE BEEN DOING OUR AUDIT TOWARD THE LAST FOUR YEARS, THEY HAVE BEEN VERY RESPONSIVE, THEY HAVE DONE THE AUDIT, THEY HAVE ISSUED THEIR OPINION IN TIME FOR OUR MARCH 31ST DEADLINE, THEY HAVE NOT ONLY DONE THE AUDIT FOR THE CITY BUT THEY HAVE DONE THE AUDIT FOR THE PENSION PLANS, THEY HAVE DONE REVIEW OF OUR IT SYSTEM, THEY HAVE ASSISTED US WITH IMPLEMENTATION OF SEVERAL GASB AS THE MAJOR ONE BEING THE PENSION GASB 67/68 WHICH WAS GASB 74 AND 75.

ALSO UPCOMING, THEY HAVE SPECIALISTS WITHIN THEIR FIRM TO HELP US WITH IMPLEMENTATION OF OTHER GASB WHERE GASB 87 IS COMING UP, THEY HAVE ACTUARISTS ON BOARD THAT REVIEW OUR ACTUARIAL REPORT.

IN TERMS OF VALUE THEY OFFER A LOT OF VALUE TO US.

COUPLED WITH ALL OF THAT, WE HAVE COVID-19, WHICH IS ALSO A FACTOR WHERE DOING THE AUDITS IS NOW DONE DIFFERENTLY, WHERE AUDITS ARE BEING DONE REMOTELY.

WE BELIEVE THAT COUPLED WITH THE INSTITUTIONAL KNOWLEDGE THAT'S BEING LOST, BEING ABLE TO CONDUCT AN AUDIT EFFICIENTLY WOULD BE BEST IF WE HAVE THE AUDITORS CONTINUE RATHER THAN HAVE NEW AUDITORS.

I'M NOT SURE IF THAT ANSWERS YOUR QUESTION OR IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTION.

>> THAT ANSWERS MY QUESTION.

JUST FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE COMMISSION I'D LIKE TO ASK MR. NEIL HARRIS FROM RSM TO TALK ABOUT THE INTERNAL PROCESSES YOU GUYS UNDERTAKE IN ORDER TO ENSURE THE AUDITING INDEPENDENCE WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT AND IT WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS MISSING IN THE ENRON DEAL AND IT CAUSED VARIOUS ACCOUNTING REGULATIONS IN THE SEC TO IMPLEMENT STRICTER PRACTICES TO ENSURE AUDIT INDEPENDENCE.

YOU SHARED SOME THINGS WITH ME YESTERDAY, I'D LIKE FOR YOU TO SHARE SOME OF THOSE PRACTICES YOUR FIRM DOES IN ORDER TO HAVE THAT INDEPENDENCE.

>> HI MR. NEIL, GOOD TO HEAR YOU AGAIN.

JUST FOR THE RECORD, HE AND I HAD OUR CONVERSATION LAST THURSDAY. PLEASE PROCEED.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS.

NEIL HARRIS WITH RSM.

JUST TO ADDRESS COMMISSIONER GELIN'S QUESTION, INDEPENDENCE IS FOREFRONT IN OUR MINDS AND A COUPLE OF THINGS WE DO EACH YEAR,

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ONE IS WE ROTATE OUR ENGAGEMENT TEAM, SO WHILE ENGAGEMENT MANAGER AND A PARTNER CONTINUES ON ENGAGEMENT, THE ACTUAL TEAM THAT'S DOING THE AUDIT AND INVOLVED IN A DAY-TO-DAY AUDIT PROCESS CHANGES EVERY YEAR.

THE FINANCE DIRECTOR, CHRISTINE, COULD JUST TAKE A TEST SO THAT AT EACH YEAR WE HAVE A NEW TEAM IN THE FIELD.

ADDITIONALLY, WE VARY OUR TESTING PROCEDURES AS PART OF OUR PLANNING PROCESS.

WE IMPLEMENT NEW PROCEDURES EVERY YEAR.

WE'LL LOOK AT DIFFERENT THINGS, WHETHER IT'S EMPLOYER REIMBURSEMENTS, LOOKING AT NEW VENDORS, LOOKING AT YOUR UTILITY BILLING SYSTEM.

FROM YEAR TO YEAR WE DON'T PERFORM THE SAME PROCEDURES.

THOSE VARY FROM YEAR TO YEAR AS PART OF OUR PLANNING PROCESS.

FINALLY, WE ALSO HAVE INDEPENDENT REVIEWERS WHO ARE NOT INVOLVED IN THE AUDIT PROCESS ITSELF.

FOR INSTANCE, IN ADDITION TO MYSELF AND THE ENGAGEMENT PARTNER, WE ALSO HAVE A SECOND PARTNER WHO HAS NEVER WORKED ON THE CITY'S ENGAGEMENT IN PRIOR YEARS WILL BE ALSO REVIEWING THE AUDIT AS WELL AS YOUR FINANCIAL STATEMENTS THROUGH THAT PROCESS.

WE FEEL TAKING ALL OF THESE THINGS INTO CONSIDERATION, INDEPENDENCE REALLY ISN'T AN ISSUE FOR US FROM ONE YEAR TO THE NEXT.

LIKE CHRISTINE SAYS, WE DO BRING A LOT OF VALUE TO THE CITY BEYOND THE AUDIT AND I THINK THAT'S ANOTHER THING TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION IN MAKING YOUR DECISION. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER GELIN, ANYTHING FURTHER?

>> YEAH. THE CITY MANAGER, WHO IS ON OUR AUDIT COMMITTEE, OR DO YOU REMEMBER WHO SERVED ON OUR AUDIT COMMITTEE WHEN WE SELECTED RSM?

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN, MY RECOLLECTION IS THAT THERE WAS NOT AN AUDIT COMMITTEE WHEN WE SELECTED RSM.

A LOT HAS CHANGED IN BETWEEN THE TIME THAT WE CONTRACTED WITH RSM IN THE END OF THE CONTRACT PERIOD.

GOING FORWARD, MY UNDERSTANDING IS YOU WOULD FORM UP AN AUDIT COMMITTEE FOR THE NEXT PROCUREMENT OF SERVICES FOR AUTOMATING SERVICES AND I SEE THAT CHRISTINE HAS HER HAND UP AND MAYBE WANTS TO ADD SOMETHING TO THAT.

>> YEAH. I WANTED TO ADD THAT THE STATE LAW DID CHANGE SINCE THAT LAST BUT THE COMPOSITION OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE HAS CHANGED SINCE THEN.

>> OKAY. ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU. GOMEZ, YOU'RE ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT PROCESSES.

IN DOING THINGS AS THEY SAY IT SHOULD BE DONE, AND YOU BROUGHT THAT UP WHEN IT CAME TO THE SELECTION OF OUR PLANNING BOARD MEMBER THAT VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS HAD SELECTED AND YOU DISPLAYED SOME DISSATISFACTION THAT WE DIDN'T PUT AN AD OUT.

WHEN IT COMES TO PROCESSES, ACCORDING TO THE GENERALLY ACCEPTED GOVERNMENT AUDITING STANDARDS BOARDS, THERE ARE SOME STANDARDS AND IT SAYS, WHICH WE HAVE DONE, "GOVERNMENT ENTITIES SHOULD ENTER INTO A MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENTS OF AT LEAST FIVE YEARS IN DURATION WHEN OBTAINING THE SERVICES OF INDEPENDENT AUDITORS.

SUCH MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENTS CAN TAKE A VARIETY OF FORMS CONSISTENT WITH APPLICABLE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS." AS NEIL SAID, SUCH AGREEMENTS ALLOW FOR A GREATER CONTINUITY TO HELP MINIMIZE POTENTIAL FOR DISRUPTION IN CONNECTION WITH THE INDEPENDENT AUDIT.

"MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENTS CAN ALSO HELP REDUCE AUDIT COSTS BY ALLOWING AUDITORS TO RECOVER A CERTAIN STARTUP COST OVER SEVERAL YEARS RATHER THAN OVER A SINGLE YEAR." BUT THEN IN THE VERY NEXT PARAGRAPH, IT GOES INTO WHAT I STATED EARLIER.

"A GOVERNMENT ENTITY SHOULD UNDERTAKE A FULL-SCALE BETTER PROCESS FOR THE SELECTION OF INDEPENDENT AUDITORS AT THE END OF THE TERM OF EACH AUDIT CONTRACT CONSISTENT WITH APPLICABLE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS AND SUCH." THEN IT GOES ON AND IT'S RECOMMENDING THAT A GOVERNMENT ENTITY ACTIVELY SEEK THE PARTICIPATION OF ALL QUALIFIED FIRMS, INCLUDING THE CURRENT AUDITORS, ASSUMING THAT PAST PERFORMANCE OF THE CURRENT AUDITORS HAS PROVEN SATISFACTORY.

THERE'S A PROCESS THAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO FOLLOW.

NOW, GIVEN THAT I'VE HAD A DISCUSSION WITH OUR FINANCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR, I'VE HAD A DISCUSSION WITH NEIL, BUT GIVEN THE FACT THAT WE ARE IN A PANDEMIC, THERE HAS BEEN SOME TURNOVER WITHIN THE FINANCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

RSM DOES DO THEIR OWN INTERNAL ROTATIONS.

I AM OKAY WITH THIS, BUT I DID WANT TO PLAN IT OUT AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE NEED TO KEEP OUR EYE ON IN TERMS OF STICKING WITH PROCESSES.

UNLESS THERE'S ANY OTHER COMMENTS FROM ANY OTHER COMMISSIONERS, I'LL BE PREPARED TO

>> WELL, THERE WAS A HAND RAISED BY KEITH GLATZ.

HE HAS NOW TAKEN IT DOWN.

FOR THE RECORD, YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU HAVE A DIFFERENT PROCEDURES FROM THE WAY I BELIEVE THAT THIS IS ONE COMPLETE CONTRACT WITH EXTENSIONS, AND SO THEREFORE IT IS STILL A CONTRACT.

WE'RE FOLLOWING OUR PROCEDURE.

PLEASE PROCEED. YOU WERE GOING TO DO WHAT?

>> WELL, IF YOU'RE ALWAYS CONCERNED ABOUT MONEY, HOW MUCH MONEY WE SPEND ON CERTAIN ITEMS, THEN ANY TIME YOU ISSUE AN LIKE THIS WHEN A LOT OF COMPANIES THERE COULD BE AUDITORS OUT THERE WHO ARE WILLING TO

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DO THE SAME JOB AT A LOWER PRICE POINT.

IF MONEY IS ALWAYS YOUR CONCERN, AND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT PAYING INTERNS $15 AN HOUR WHERE THEY'LL GAIN EXPERIENCE AND SOME INCOME TO HELP THE COMMISSION DO A BETTER JOB, THEN YOU SHOULD ALWAYS BE LOOKING AT PROCUREMENT CONTRACTS TO FIND WAYS WHERE WE CAN SAVE SOME MONEY WHILE PROVIDING THE SAME LEVEL OF SERVICE. THAT'S MY OPINION.

>> UNDERSTOOD, BUT I HAVE

>> IN CONFIRMATION, THEY HAVE A $300,000 BUDGET TO PAY THEIR STAFF.

THAT'S NOT WHAT WE'RE ASKING FOR.

>> WELL, EXACTLY. WE DON'T HAVE THAT.

SOMETIMES YOU DON'T ADD IN, YOU JUST MAKE SURE YOU STICK WITH WHAT YOU'VE GOT.

ANYWAY, COMMISSIONER BOLTON, YOU HAD YOUR HAND UP?

>> YES, MADAM MAYOR. I READ THE MEMO, AND UNDER THE ISSUES HEADING, IT SAYS THAT YOU'RE REQUESTING AN ADDITIONAL TWO YEAR RENEWAL.

I WONDER IF WE CAN EXTEND THIS FOR ONE YEAR INSTEAD SO THAT IT DOES NOT MESS UP THE FLOW THAT THE FINANCE DIRECTOR NEEDS, BUT AT THE SAME TIME WE COULD BE PRUDENT TO SEE IF WE WANT TO LOOK FOR SOMEBODY ELSE.

IT WOULD GIVE US SOME TIME.

WHO KNOWS, WE MAY STAY WITH RSM, BUT AT THE SAME TIME IT GIVES US THE ABILITY TO QUESTION THINGS OVER A YEAR.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT WOULD BE AN AMENABLE SOLUTION.

AT SOME POINT I'D LIKE TO HEAR A CONSENSUS ON THAT.

>> I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS FOR OUR DIRECTOR OR IF THIS IS FOR MR. HARRIS FOR OUR INTERIM KNOWLEDGEABLE YOUR CONTRACT THIS IS FOR YOU AND

>> THE WAY THE CONTRACT IS PRESENTED, IT'S FIVE YEAR WITH ONE TWO-YEAR RENEWAL TERM.

I'M NOT SURE LEGALLY WHETHER OR NOT YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO BREAK THAT DOWN.

>> CHRISTINE, WHATEVER YOU NEGOTIATE OBVIOUSLY ANY CONTRACT CAN BE NEGOTIATED WITH RESPECT TO THE TIME IF THE COMMISSION WANT TO REVISE THE TIME BASED ON DATE DIRECTION THAT'S WITHIN THE DISCRETION OF COMMISSION BUT YOU'D HAVE TO COMMUNICATE THAT OBVIOUSLY TO THE VENDOR.

>> YEAH. I WASN'T AWARE OF ALL THE TURNOVER WITHIN THE FINANCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT OBVIOUSLY I KNEW THAT THE PRIOR DIRECT, THE MARK MASON IS NO LONGER WITH US I KNOW THAT WE DID BRING IN A NEW PERSON I BELIEVE THAT CAME FROM THE CITY OF BOCA RATON.

I KNOW THAT THERE HAS BEEN SIGNIFICANT CHANGES WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT I DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS TO THAT EXTENT UNTIL CHRISTINE SPOKE THIS MORNING SO I'M OKAY WITH THE FULL TWO YEARS WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT AT SOME POINT IN THE SECOND YEAR, ANOTHER RFP WILL BE ISSUED SO MAYBE IF THE PROCUREMENT DIRECTOR WILL SPEAK ABOUT THAT IN TERMS OF THE TIMING AT WHAT POINT IN THE SECOND YEAR THAT WILL GO OUT.

>> MR.

>> AS THE CHAIR OF WE NORMALLY TAKE ABOUT FIVE TO SIX MONTHS FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS BECAUSE IT TAKES A LOT OF COORDINATION.

AS WE DID BACK IN 2016 THE APPOINTMENT OF AN AUDIT COMMITTEE, FOR THE RECORD, THE AUDIT COMMITTEE TO THE CURRENT AUDIT WAS APPROVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION AND THEN WE WENT OUT FOR THE AUDIT AT THAT TIME.

I WOULD SAY IT WOULD TAKE ABOUT FIVE TO SIX MONTHS BECAUSE THE STATE LAW HAS CHANGED A LITTLE BIT AND WE NEED TO ADAPT FOR SOME OF THE CHANGES THAT HAD BEEN EXPLAINED HERE THIS MORNING WITH THE STATE LAW BUT AGAIN, WE DID USE THE AUDIT COMMITTEE FORMAT IN THE PAST.

>> OKAY.

>> I THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER.

>> THANK YOU. MR. HARRIS, YOU WANTED TO ADD?

>> SURE. I JUST WANT TO SAY WE'VE HAD A VERY SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIP WE'RE GOING TO CITY OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS.

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ALSO IN THE UPCOMING YEAR, THERE'S A LOT OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING STANDARDS THAT ARE COMING AS WELL TO CITIES RECEIVING SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF CURES ACT MONEY FROM THE COUNTY AND YOU'LL HAVE ANY CONTINUITY WITH THE AUDITORS TO GET THROUGH THAT PROCESS OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS, I THINK WILL BE VERY VALUABLE.

WE BELIEVE WE'LL BRINGING A CERTAIN LEVEL OF EXPERTISE THAT NO OTHER FIRM CAN REALLY BRING IN THOSE AREAS AND I THINK CONTINUING FOR THE TWO YEAR PERIOD WILL REALLY BENEFIT BOTH THE CITY AND US AND HOPE YOU GUYS WILL SUPPORT THAT.

>> THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER BOLTON, DID YOU HAVE ANYTHING FURTHER YOU WISH TO ADD?

>> YES. IF COMMISSIONER GELIN FEELS STRONGLY ABOUT GOING OUT FOR BID ON THE NEXT GO ROUND WITHIN THE NEXT TWO YEARS, THEN HE CAN SAY THAT HE FEELS STRONGLY ABOUT THAT AND I WOULD AMEND MY MOTION.

>> YOU'RE ON MUTE

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON WE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO GO OUT FOR A CURE AND

>> DID YOU READ MY LIPS?

>> I DON'T KNOW COMMISSIONER.

>> SOMEBODY MUTED ME IN THE MIDDLE OF IT. WHAT DID YOU HEAR?

>> INSTEAD OF COMMISSIONER GELIN WANTS TO SAY THAT HE WANTS AN RFP AT THE END OF TWO YEARS AND THEN YOU BROKE OFF.

THAT WAS MY COMMENT WAS WE HAVE NO CHOICE.

IN TWO YEARS IF WE APPROVE THIS TODAY, WE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO GO OUT FOR AN RFP.

>> OKAY. IF WE HAVE NO CHOICE, THEN IT WOULDN'T BE A BAD IDEA TO INCLUDE THAT IN THE MOTION OR QUESTIONS FOR THE ATTORNEY IS THAT ENOUGH ON RECORD TO SAY THAT WE HAVE TO ISSUE AN RFP

>> YEAH, THAT'S SUFFICIENT COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

>> DO I HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND TO APPROVED.

CR135 WE DO HAVE A MOTION TO SECOND NOW.

JUST TO KNOW IF THERE ARE COMMENTS, I'LL CALL THE QUESTION?

>> SURE.

>> OKAY.

>> CITY PARK WHOSE GOT THE ROLE?

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> YES.

>> VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS?

>> YOU'RE MUTED.

>> HE'S INDICATING THAT HE'S VOTING YES.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON?

>> YES.

>> MAYOR GOMEZ?

>> YES.

>> THE MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY FIVE TO ZERO.

>> THANKS FOR YOUR TIME

>> THANK YOU, COMMISSIONERS. MAYOR.

>> GOOD TO SEE YOU.

YOU'RE FROM HERE

>> THANK YOU

>> WE WILL NOW MOVE ON TO THE REGULAR AGENDA,

[8.a. TR13547 - City of Tamarac 2021 State Legislative Session Agenda]

TR13547 CITY OF TAMARAC 2021 STATE LEGISLATIVE SESSION AGENDA

>> YES. THE RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSIONER CITY OF TAMARAC FLORIDA, APPROVING THE CITY OF TAMARAC LEGISLATIVE AGENDA FOR 2021 STATE OF FLORIDA LEGISLATIVE SESSION DIRECTLY TO CITY CLARKE, BE TRANSMITTED A COPY OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC LEGISLATIVE AGENDA FOR THE 2021 STATE LEGISLATE SESSION TO BROWARD COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PROVIDES THE CONFLICTS, PROVIDING OF STABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR EFFECTIVE DATE. THANK YOU MADAM MAYOR.

>> THANK YOU. I NEED THE MOTION TO BE SECOND.

DO WE HAVE THE MOTION IN SECOND

>> MOTION TO APPROVE.

>> THANK YOU. IS THERE A SECOND?

>> SECOND.

>> SECOND

>> GOOD MORNING MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU. THIS TIME AGAIN WHEN WE ADOPT THE STATE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA FOR THE STATE LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

AS YOU KNOW, WE SHARE THIS AGENDA WITH THE LEADS WITH OUR LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION AND IT'S ALSO MEANT AS A TOOL TO ASSIST YOU AS A COMMISSION THEN YOU ADVOCATE ON BEHALF OF THE CITY AS A WHOLE.

REGULAR SESSION IS SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE FROM MARCH SECOND THROUGH APRIL 30TH OF THIS YEAR AND THIS YEAR WE IDENTIFIED A NUMBER OF LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES AND SOME OF

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THEM ARE THE SAME AS LAST YEAR'S AND SOME OF THEM ARE NEW.

ONE OF THESE NEW PRIORITIES IS MITIGATION OF COVID 19 IMPACT WE COULDN'T HAVE PREDICTED THAT IT WOULD OCCUR AT THE TIME WE ADOPTED THE LAST AGENDA.

OTHER THAN THIS PRIORITY, THERE ARE SEVERAL THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT.

ONE IS WE'D LIKE THE STATE TO USE ALL THE TOOLS AT ITS DISPOSAL TO ASSIST THOSE IN NEED DUE TO COVID 19 EMERGENCY.

THIS INCLUDES UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE, VENDOR EVICTION PREVENTION, FORECLOSURE PREVENTION AND OTHER MITIGATION INCLUDING SMALL BUSINESS RECOVERY AND ECONOMIC RECOVERY SUPPORT.

VACCINES IS A BIG SUBJECT THESE DAYS AND OBVIOUSLY IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US THAT THIS DAY IT TAKE ALL ACTIONS NECESSARY TO ENSURE THAT THERE IS AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF VACCINES AND THAT VACCINATIONS ARE DISTRIBUTED EQUITABLY AS WELL AS THE REGISTRATION IS ACCESSIBLE REGARDLESS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD SOMEBODY LIVES IN OR THEIR TECH SURVEY STATUS THAT EVERYBODY IS ABLE TO REGISTER AND RECEIVE VACCINE IF THEY'RE WILLING TO DO SO.

WE ALSO SUPPORT LEGISLATION THAT WOULD ENABLE PARAMEDICS TO ADMINISTER VACCINES DURING PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES AND INITIATIVES THAT WOULD ALLOW FOR A SINGLE STATE WIDE AGREEMENT THAT WOULD ENABLE LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS TO SERVE AS THE VACCINATION AGENCIES AS LONG AS WE HAVE OPT-IN AND OPT-OUT OPTION AND ARE INDEMNIFIED.

CURRENTLY, EACH FIRE DEPARTMENT IS REQUIRED TO SIGN A CONTRACT WITH THE LOCAL STATE DEPARTMENT.

THAT WOULD CLEARLY SIMPLIFY THE PROCESS AND FINALLY FOR US TO GET BACK TO NORMAL.

IT'S IMPORTANT THAT THE STATE PASTORS LET LIABILITY PROTECTIONS FOR BUSINESSES, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES, RELIGIOUS ENTITIES, AS LONG AS THOSE ENTITIES NEED GOOD FAITH EFFORT TO COMPLY WITH COVID-19 REGULATIONS AND GUIDANCE.

THERE ARE TWO BILLS PROPOSED THIS SESSION, HOUSE BILL 7 AND SENATE BILL 72 THAT WOULD PROVIDE THAT IT WOULD REQUIRE THE PLAINTIFF MAKING A CLAIM TO GET AN AFFIDAVIT FROM A DIVISION THAT WOULD JUSTIFY THAT THE PHYSICIAN BELIEVES THAT THE PLAINTIFF COVID-19 INJURY OCCURRED DUE TO ACTIONS OF THE DEFENDANT, AND IT WOULD REQUIRE THE PLAINTIFF TO PROVE THE DEFENDANT WAS AT LEAST GROSSLY NEGLIGENT.

OUR NEXT PRIORITY REMAINS A MUNICIPAL REVENUE PROTECTION, ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF REDUCED STATE REVENUES, SHARED REVENUES, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT LOCAL GOVERNMENTS MAINTAIN THEIR AUTHORITY TO HAVE A DIVERSIFIED REVENUE PORTFOLIO.

BECAUSE WE NEED FUNDING TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE SERVICES AND IMPLEMENT PROJECTS FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

THAT INCLUDES OUR ABILITY TO ISSUE TAX OF THAT INCLUDES OUR ABILITY TO ISSUE AD VALOREM OR NON AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS.

LET'S FIND OUR SERVICES, AS WELL AS THE COST RECOVERY THROUGH THESE.

THERE ARE SEVERAL BILLS THAT WERE WATCHING THIS SESSION THAT PERTAINS TO THIS PRIORITIES SO WE HAVE SENATE BILL 50 AND HOUSE BILL 15, WHICH DEALS WITH SALES AND USE TAX.

IT WOULD BASICALLY MEAN THAT RETAILERS THAT ARE OUT-OF-STATE WHO SELL GOODS ONLINE BUT ARE DELIVERED TO THE STATE OF FLORIDA WOULD BE TAXED AS LONG AS THEY MAKE SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF SALES IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA AND THEIR PLATFORMS ALLOW IT.

IT BELIEVES THE PROVISION ALSO THAT EXEMPT OUT OF THE DEALERS MAKING RETAIL SALES INTO FLORIDA FROM COLLECTING AND REMITTING ANY LOCAL OPTIONS THAT ARE TAGGED.

OBVIOUSLY THAT'S A GOOD THING.

SOME THINGS ARE PREEMPTIONS.

SENATE BILL 268, THE LEAGUE OPPOSES THIS BILL.

IT WOULD PREEMPT US FROM REGULATING A LICENSING OR LOCAL OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING.

IT WOULD EXPIRE IN 2023.

IT WOULD PROHIBIT LICENSING FOR A LIST OF ITEMS THAT YOU SEE ON YOUR SLIDE THAT DEALS WITH REMODELING AND SOME EXTERIOR MATERIALS SUCH AS CANVAS AWNINGS AND SIMILAR THINGS.

IT WOULD ALLOW US TO STILL ISSUE JOURNEYMAN LICENSES AND CERTAIN TRADES, WHICH INCLUDE PLUMBING, PIPE FITTING, MECHANICAL AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS, ELECTRIC ALARM SYSTEMS. LICENSES IS SET BY STATUTE AT 25 DOLLARS.

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THERE ARE TWO BILLS THAT ARE LABELED GOVERNMENT, THAT'S CALLED TRANSPARENCY, BUT THE LEAGUE OF CITIES OPPOSES THEM AS MANDATES.

SENATE BILL 154 WOULD REQUIRE POSTING THEIR VOTING RECORDS ON ANY TAX INCREASE ON NEW DEBT ISSUANCE ON OUR WEBSITE.

WHICH MEANS WE WOULD HAVE TO INVEST IN CREATING THE WEBSITE AND COLLECTING AND POSTING INFORMATION AND UPDATING IT.

IT ALSO EXPANDS PUBLIC NOTICE, TRIM AND PUBLIC HEARING REQUIREMENTS, AND HAVE AN AUDIT AND YOUR AUDIT REPORTS LIKE PERTAIN TO THESE REQUIREMENTS.

THE BOTTOM LINE, THIS IS AN UNFUNDED MANDATE AND WOULD MAKE THE PROCESS FOR DEBT ISSUANCE MORE COMPLICATED.

STANDARD BILL 506 AND HOUSE BILL 195, IT MANDATES THAT ANY AGENCY THAT RECEIVES 50,000 OR MORE IN STATE FUNDING AND THAT INCLUDES ANYTHING, STATE GRANTS, ANYTHING FROM GENERAL FUND, ANYTHING FROM SPECIAL PLANS LIKE THE STATE SO THOSE ENTITIES WOULD BE MANDATED TO PROVIDE THE REPORT ANNUALLY FOR COMPENSATION, INCLUDING MONETARY AND NON-MONETARY BENEFITS FOR ALL EXECUTIVES, MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL, AS WELL AS BOARD MEMBERS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT SERVICES.

THE DEPARTMENTS WILL THEN PUBLISH THIS INFORMATION ON THEIR WEBSITE, SO IT'S ADDING ANOTHER REPORT THAT WE HAVE TO PRODUCE.

WE WOULD ALSO BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE THE SAME INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE.

THE BILL PROVIDES THAT FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS WOULD RESULT IN US BEING UNABLE TO RECEIVE ANY STATE FUNDING UNTIL WE COMPLY.

OUR NEXT PRIORITY IS WATER FUNDING, WHICH INCLUDES WATER, WASTE WATER, STORM WATER MITIGATION AND FUNDING FOR SUCH PROJECT.

WE'VE BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN THE PAST WITH DEEP APPROPRIATIONS IN THIS CATEGORY.

AS YOU MAY RECALL, SOME OF YOU MAY RECALL IN 2018, WE JUST SEE THE APPROPRIATION FOR THE PROJECT IN THE BOULEVARDS.

IN 2019 WE RECEIVED 350,000 DOLLARS FROM THE STATE FOR STORM WEATHER AND HEAD WALLS AND CULVERTS PROJECT.

THEN IN 2020, WHILE OUR TWO OF OUR PROJECTS ENDED UP IN THE BUDGET, THEY WOULD BE DEALT BY THE GOVERNOR AS A PART OF THE BILLION DOLLAR BILL.

IN 2021, RECOGNIZING THE REALITY IS THAT FINANCIAL REALITIES OF THE STATE WE'RE ONLY SUBMITTING ONE APPROPRIATION REQUEST SO WE'RE ASKING FOR 300, 000 DOLLARS FOR TAMARAC C-14 CANAL EROSION MITIGATION PROJECT.

WE'RE HOPING THAT THE REGIONAL NATURE OF THE PROJECT BECAUSE IT'S A PART OF THE REGIONAL SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT CANAL SYSTEM WOULD GET US SOME POINT AND IT IS IMPORTANT FOR OUR ABILITY TO CONTINUE TO PUMP WATER FOR STORM WATER MANAGEMENT.

TRANSPORTATION IS OUR OTHER PRIORITY.

THERE ARE THINGS THAT WE'RE DOING LOCALLY AND WORKING WITH THE COUNTY AND THE THIRD TAX FOR PROJECTS SUCH AS PAVING OR TRAFFIC CALMING, SOME IMPROVEMENTS FOR SIDEWALKS AND MEDIANS AND LANDSCAPING AS WELL AS THE BUS SERVICES.

BUT WE ALSO RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF COLLABORATION AND COOPERATION WITH REGIONAL ENTITIES AND PROJECTS THAT ARE BIGGER IN NATURE LONGER TERM AND PROJECT WITH REALLY HAVE AN IMPACT PREPARING US FOR THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO SITS ON THE MPO BOARD AND ADVOCATES FOR THIS CITY.

WE MET IN THE PAST AS DODGER REPRESENTATIVES.

WE'RE CLOSELY ADVOCATING FOR FIBER OPTIC CABLE INSTALLATION ALONG THE COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD AND ADDITIONAL RAMP ON FLORIDA FROM PIKE THAT WOULD ALLEVIATE TRAFFIC CONGESTION ON COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD.

RECREATION AND GREEN SPACE ALSO REMAINS OUR PRIORITY, OUR PARTS ARE REALLY SECOND TO NONE.

THUS THE MOVE WARDENS FUNDING SOURCES ON A STATE LEVEL INCLUDE LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND AND THE FLORIDA FOREVER FUND.

WE'VE BEEN AGAIN SUCCESSFUL IN THE PAST WITH SOME GRANT FUNDING FOR LAND ACQUISITION AND PARK CONSTRUCTION FROM THESE SOURCES, SOME FUNDING FROM THESE SOURCES FOR ADAPTS SPECIFICALLY IN FLORIDA AND DEVELOPMENTAL SYSTEMS PROGRAM.

OUR NEWEST ADDITION WATER IS AT SPARK LISTED 200,000 DOLLAR GRANT FROM FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION,

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LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION GRANT.

OVER THE PAST YEAR OR SO, WE WERE AWARDED A 50,000 DOLLAR FLORIDA EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE GRANT FOR IMPROVEMENT THAT AND 400,000 DOLLAR GRANT FROM LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND FOR SIGNS AT POINT PARK PROJECT.

I DON'T REALLY HAVE TO TELL THIS GROUP HOW IMPORTANT PROTECTION OF HOME RULE IS AND, AND HOW IMPORTANT IS OUR ABILITY TO ESTABLISH A BULLET REGULATIONS THAT YOU NEED, LOCAL NEEDS AND THAT RESPOND TO OUR COMMUNITY.

THERE ARE SEVERAL BILLS IN THIS ARENA THAT THE LEAGUE OF CITIES IS WATCHING.

I KNOW ALL OF YOU ARE CLOSELY WATCHING IN THE CITY AUTHORITY, CLOSELY WATCHING FOR YOU THE STATUS OF VACATION RENTAL BILLS THAT WOULD PREEMPT REGULATION OF VACATION RENTALS TO THE STATE.

ANOTHER BILL WE'RE KEEPING AN EYE ON IS THE HOUSE BILL 403 THAT DEALS WITH HOME-BASED BUSINESSES.

IT BASICALLY DEFINES A HOME-BASED BUSINESS AS ANY BUSINESS THAT OPERATES IN WHOLE OR IN PART FROM A RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY.

IT SAID SOME CERTAIN CRITERIA THAT THE HOME BUSINESS HAS TO MEET.

FOR EXAMPLE, IF THE EMPLOYEES OF THE HOME-BASED BUSINESS WHO WORK AT THE RESIDENTIAL DWELLING ALSO HAVE TO RESIDE IN THAT RESIDENTIAL DWELLING, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF TWO ADDITIONAL EMPLOYEES THAT MAY WORK THERE, BUT NOT LIVE THERE.

PARKING HAS TO COMPLY WITH LOCAL ZONING REQUIREMENTS.

AS VIEWED FROM THE STREET, THE USE OF THE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY IS CONSISTENT WITH THE RESIDENTIAL SURROUNDING PROPERTY, BUT THE SHORT-TERM AND INCIDENTAL BUSINESS ACTIVITIES CAN STILL TAKE PLACE THERE.

THE ACTIVITIES OF THE HOME-BASED BUSINESSES ARE SECONDARY TO THE PROPERTIES USED AS A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING.

OBVIOUSLY THESE CRITERIA ARE NOT SUFFICIENT TO ENSURE THAT THE BUSINESS THAT OCCURS IN THE HOME IS REALLY COMPATIBLE WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD CHARACTER BECAUSE THE VIEW FROM THE STREET DOESN'T REALLY ADDRESS WHAT BUSINESS MIGHT BE GOING ON IN THE BACKYARD, BUT WILL STILL IMPACT THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF THE NEIGHBORS IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD.

A COUPLE OTHER BILLS WE'RE WATCHING, HOUSE BILL 55 AND SENATE BILL 284 DEAL WITH BUILDING DESIGN AND PREEMPT LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FROM ADOPTING ANY ZONING OR DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS THAT REQUIRE SPECIFIC BUILDING DESIGN ELEMENTS FOR SINGLE AND TWO FAMILY DWELLINGS.

THE DESIGN ELEMENTS CAN INCLUDE THE EXTERIOR COLOR, THE TYPE OR STYLE OF THE EXTERIOR ROOFS, NON-STRUCTURAL ORIENTATION, COACHES AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

IT DOES LIST CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS THOUGH IF THE HOME IS IN A HISTORIC DISTRICT, OR REGISTERED AS THE HISTORIC PROPERTY.

CERTAIN REGULATIONS MAY BE ALLOWED.

REGULATIONS ARE ALLOWED IF THEY'RE MADE TO SPECIFICALLY TO COMPLY WITH THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM OR IF THEY'RE ADOPTED TO COMPLY WITH THE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS, WHICH ARE THINGS LIKE ADA COMPLIANCE, TRENCH SAFETY, BUILDING CODE REQUIREMENTS.

SENATE BILL 60 AND THE HOUSE BILL 83 DEAL WITH MUNICIPAL CODE ENFORCEMENT AND IT WOULD PROHIBIT CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS FROM INVESTIGATING AND ENFORCING CODE VIOLATIONS IF COMPLAINTS ARE RECEIVED ANONYMOUSLY.

THE RESIDENT WOULD HAVE TO PROVIDE THEIR NAME AND THEIR ADDRESS TO SUBMIT A COMPLAINT BEFORE WE BE ABLE TO INVESTIGATE IT.

THE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE BILL 60 MADE AN AMENDMENT TO THIS BILL ALLOWING ENFORCEMENT OF ANONYMOUS COMPLAINTS IF THEY POSE AN IMMINENT THREAT TO PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE OR IMMINENT DESTRUCTION OF HABITAT OR SENSITIVE RESOURCES.

OBVIOUSLY THAT WOULD IMPACT OUR ABILITY TO BE AS PROACTIVE OF CODE ENFORCEMENT AS WITHIN.

THE LEGALS ALSO WATCHING THE IMPACT FEE BILL.

IT PROVIDES THAT LOCAL GOVERNMENT MAY COLLECT IMPACT FEE ONLY IF IT HAS A PLANT OR A FUNDED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT WITHIN THE IMPACT FEE DISTRICT AT THE TIME THE FEE IS COLLECTED.

IT CUTS IMPACT FEE INCREASES TO NO MORE THAN THREE PERCENT ANNUALLY.

THEN IT SETS CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS THAT DOES AN AFFIDAVIT.

IT ALSO REQUIRES TO ISSUE CREDIT AGAINST COLLECTION OF IMPACTS FEE FOR CONTRIBUTIONS RELATED TO PUBLIC FACILITIES,

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WHICH WE CURRENTLY HAVE IN OUR CODE AS A VOLUNTARY THING.

THE DEVELOPERS MAY APPLY FOR CREDIT.

THIS BILL HERE, AGAIN, YOU'RE FAMILIAR WITH, IT WILL PROHIBIT LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FROM USING PUBLIC FUNDS FOR LOBBYING.

WE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO HIRE PROFESSIONALS THAT ALREADY HAVE ESTABLISHED RELATIONSHIPS AND TALLAHASSEE, AND WOULD ONLY BE ABLE TO HIRE AN EMPLOYEE TO WORK ON LOBBYING ACTIVITIES.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REMAINS OUR KEY PRIORITY.

AS SUCH, OBVIOUSLY, IT CONTINUES TO BE IMPORTANT FOR US TO ATTRACT, RETAIN, AND EXPAND BUSINESSES TO CREATE JOBS THAT PAY LIVING WAGE AND JUSTICE TO OUR SMALL BUSINESSES.

WE SUPPORT STATE'S EFFORTS AND INCENTIVE PROGRAMS SUCH AS QTI, WHICH AS YOU KNOW HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED.

WE SUPPORT STATE EFFORTS FOR PROGRAMS THAT HELP WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, THAT WOULD ENABLE PEOPLE WHO ARE UNDEREMPLOYED OR EMPLOYED IN LOW-WAGE INDUSTRIES TO OBTAIN TRAINING TO ADVANCE INTO JOBS THAT PAY A LIVING WAGE.

IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US THAT STATE PROVIDE SOME FUNDING FOR SUCH PROGRAMS, BECAUSE LEVERAGING STATE AND LOCAL FUNDS, WE JUST HAVE A MUCH BIGGER IMPACT THAN JUST US GOING AT IT ALONE.

HIGH-QUALITY PUBLIC EDUCATION REMAINS IMPORTANT.

OBVIOUSLY AS YOU KNOW OUR GOAL IS TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL OUR SCHOOLS EVENTUALLY ARE A-SCHOOLS.

THIS YEAR STATE FUNDING FOR EDUCATION AND ALL THE PROGRAMS THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH IT, IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT.

BECAUSE WE HEARD FROM SCHOOLS ABOUT THE COVID SLIDE, WHICH MEANS THAT STUDENTS DUE TO THE VIRTUAL SHIFT OF LEARNING HAVE EXPERIENCED A DECLINE IN PERFORMANCE.

THERE'S ALSO THE WHOLE GROUP OF STUDENTS THAT HARDER TO REACH THAT HAVEN'T EVEN LOGGED ON.

IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE ARE ABLE TO BRING THOSE KIDS BACK AND BRING THEM UP TO THE LEVEL THEY SHOULD BE.

WE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT SCHOOL SAFETY FUNDING BY THE STATE INCLUDING SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS.

WE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT AFFORDABLE HOUSING INITIATIVE AND SPECIFICALLY FULL FUNDING AND PRESERVATION OF SADOWSKI HOUSING TRUST FUND.

THIS TRUST FUND'S FUNDS PROVIDES DIFFERENT FUNDING FOR PROGRAMS, SPECIFICALLY TAMARAC.

WE GET OUR SHIP PLANS THAT PROVIDE FUNDING FOR OUR HOME REHAB AND MINOR REPAIR PROGRAMS. THERE ARE TWO BILLS PROPOSED, THE CENTRAL HOUSE BILL 13 AND SENATE BILL 510, THAT WOULD PREVENT THE DIVERSION OF THESE FUNDS TO OTHER CAUSES, SO WE WANT TO SUPPORT THOSE.

OUR FINAL BROAD TOPIC AND PRIORITY IS THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE.

LAST YEAR WHEN WE DID THIS, WE HAD THIS CONVERSATION.

COMMISSION WAS INTERESTED IN LEGISLATION PERTAINING TO ARREST BOOKING PHOTOGRAPHS, BECAUSE THEY DEFINITELY HAVE AN IMPACT ON INDIVIDUALS EVEN IF THEIR CHARGES ARE DROPPED, EVEN IF THE PERSON IS FOUND NOT GUILTY OR THE RECORDS HAD BEEN EXPUNGED OR SEALED, THOSE ARREST BOOKING PHOTOGRAPHS CAN REMAIN ONLINE AND IMPACT A PERSON'S REPUTATION, THEIR ABILITY TO GET EMPLOYMENT, OR EXPAND BUSINESS.

STILL THERE ARE SEVERAL BILLS PROPOSED THAT DEAL WITH THAT, SENATE BILL 444 WOULD PROVIDE A PUBLIC RECORDS EXEMPTION FOR THOSE PHOTOGRAPHS, WITH AN EXCEPTION WHEN THERE IS AN IMMEDIATE THREAT TO THE PUBLIC OR NEED TO ALERT VICTIMS OR WITNESSES TO COME FORWARD TO AID IN AN INVESTIGATION, OR IF IT'S IMPORTANT FOR A SPECIFIC LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSE.

OUR REPRESENTATIVE, REPRESENTATIVE ALSO PROPOSED THE BILLS DEALING WITH ARREST BOOKING PHOTOGRAPHS.

THIS CURRENT LAW ALLOWS INDIVIDUALS TO REQUEST THAT THEIR PHOTOGRAPHS ARE REMOVED IN WRITING AND THE ENTITY PUBLISHING THE PHOTOGRAPH HAS TO DO THAT IN 10 DAYS.

THESE BILLS WOULD PROHIBIT REPUBLICATION OR RE-DISSEMINATION OF THESE PHOTOGRAPHS AND WOULD ENABLE INDIVIDUAL TO FILE CIVIL ACTION AGAINST THAT ENTITY WHO DISREGARDS THIS REQUIREMENT.

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IT ALSO PROVIDES THAT REPUBLISHING OR RE-DISSEMINATING PHOTOGRAPHS THAT THEY'VE BEEN ASKED TO REMOVE WHAT CONSTITUTE AND UNFAIR OR DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES.

SENATE BILL 1046, EXPANDS THESE PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO DISSEMINATING OF ARREST BOOKING PHOTOGRAPHS TO INCLUDE ENTITIES WHO BASICALLY MAKE IT THEIR BUSINESS TO MAKE MONEY OFF THE DISSEMINATION OF SUCH PHOTOGRAPH.

IT WOULD PREVENT THE RELEASE OF PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN WHEN PEOPLE ARE ARRESTED, EXCEPT FOR THE CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN, FOR EXAMPLE, THEY ARE AN IMMEDIATE THREAT TO THE PUBLIC.

IT WOULD SPECIFICALLY PROHIBIT SUCH ENTITIES FROM ACCEPTING FEES OR ANY FORMS OF PAYMENT TO REMOVE THE PHOTOGRAPH.

IT WOULD ALSO STATE THAT REFUSAL TO REMOVE A PHOTOGRAPH AFTER REQUEST WOULD CONSTITUTE AN UNFAIR OR DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICE.

THIS YEAR, UPON REQUEST BY COMMISSIONER GELIN, WE ADDED A NEW PRIORITY IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE, WHICH IS WRONGFUL INCARCERATION COMPENSATION ELIGIBILITY EXPANSION.

THERE ARE A COUPLE OF BILLS FILED PERTAINING TO THIS SUBJECT.

SENATE 114 AND HOUSE BILL 589, THERE ARE SOMEWHAT SIMILAR BUT NOT EXACT.

BOTH BILLS WOULD EXTEND PETITION FILING DEADLINES FOR TWO YEARS AFTER AN ORDER VACATING A CONVICTION AND SENTENCE BECOMES FINAL, AND THE CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST THE PERSON ARE DISMISSED OR THE PERSON IS TRIED AND ACQUITTED.

CURRENT DEADLINE IS 90 DAYS.

SENATE BILL WOULD APPLY RETROACTIVELY TO 2006 TO THOSE WHO WERE INELIGIBLE TO FILE A PETITION UNDER CURRENT REQUIREMENTS AND HOUSE BILL WOULD APPLY RETROACTIVELY TO 2008 TO THOSE WHO WEREN'T ABLE TO FILE BASED ON THE CURRENT CURRENT GUIDELINES AND CRITERIA.

SENATE BILL ADVISORS ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA.

BASICALLY, IT WOULD EXPAND THEM GREATLY BY MAKING A WRONGFULLY CONVICTED PERSONS TO PETITION FOR A COMPENSATION WITH ONLY ONE EXCEPTION.

THE EXCEPTION WOULD BE IF THE PERSON WAS INCARCERATED AT THE SAME TIME FOR A CRIME FOR WHICH THE PERSON WAS LAWFULLY CONVICTED AND INCARCERATED.

THE HOUSE BILL DOESN'T GO AS FAR.

IT RETAINS ALSO SOME OTHER DISQUALIFYING CIRCUMSTANCES.

IF A PERSON CONVICTED A VIOLENT FELONY, WHILE WRONGLY CONVICTED THEY WOULD NOT BE ELIGIBLE AND IF A PERSON CONVICTED MORE THAN ONE NON-VIOLENT FELONY DURING THE TIME THEY WERE WRONGFULLY INCARCERATED, THEY WOULD ALSO BE INELIGIBLE.

FINALLY, BOTH BILLS PROVIDE FOR OPPORTUNITY FOR WRONGFULLY CONVICTED PERSONS TO SEEK CIVIL LITIGATION.

BUT IT ALSO PROVIDES THAT IF THEY RECEIVE CIVIL COMPENSATION, CIVIL SETTLEMENT, THE COMPENSATION THAT THEY ARE FILING UNDER THESE BILLS WOULD HAVE TO BE REDUCED BY THE AMOUNT OF THAT CIVIL SETTLEMENTS MINUS THE LEGAL EXPENSES.

WITH THAT, I WOULD WELCOME YOUR QUESTIONS OR DISCUSSION.

WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU TO SEE IF THERE ANY OTHER ITEMS THAT YOU FIND IMPORTANT TO INCLUDE IN OUR LEGISLATIVE AGENDA OR ANY OTHER COMMENTS YOU MAY LIKE TO SHARE.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> THERE ARE NONE.

>> SEEING THAT THERE ARE NONE.

PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED. COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> YES. CAN YOU PUT THE POWERPOINT BACK UP?

>> SURE.

>> WE'RE GOING TO START FROM THE BACK AND THEN WE'LL WORK FROM BACK TO FRONT.

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>> IS IT NOT ON?

>> NO IT'S NOT ON.

>> OH SORRY. LET ME TRY AGAIN.

ARE YOU ABLE TO SEE IT NOW?

>> YEAH. DO YOU KNOW IF THERE ARE ANY OTHER CITIES THAT ARE SUPPORTING THIS PARTICULAR ITEM, THE WRONGFUL INCARCERATION CONVERSATION?

>> I AM NOT AWARE OF THAT FROM MY SIDE I CAN DO SOME RESEARCHES AND FIND OUT.

>> ALL RIGHT. OKAY, MOVE TO THE PRIOR SLIDE.

MAYOR GOMEZ, I KNOW YOU WERE A CHAMPION OF THIS LAST YEAR.

HAVE YOU USED YOUR ROLE AS MAYOR TO GET OTHER MAYORS IN THE COUNTY ON BOARD AND TALK TO OTHER REPRESENTATIVES IN THE LEAGUE OF CITIES TO GET THEM ON BOARD TO PUSH THEIR REPRESENTATIVES AND GET THIS PASSED?

>> ACTUALLY, THIS IS MY WORKING WITH ANY REPRESENTATIVE HUMPHREY AND SENATOR THURSTON ON HB 96 AND SB 1398.

AS FAR AS WHAT WE'RE DOING HERE IS THIS IS SUPPORTIVE OF THE PART OF LEAGUE OF CITIES.

SO AFTER WE AGREE TO THIS AS A COMMISSION, IT GOES BACK TO THE IT SHOWS OUR SUPPORT FOR THEIR AGENDA AND SO YES, IT WILL CONTINUE TO GO THROUGH AND WHEN WE HAVE SUPPORT OF THE COMMISSION I'D BE HAPPY TO CONTINUE TO ASK THE REST OF OUR MAYORS THEN ANYBODY IN OUR

>> OKAY. SOMETHING ELSE ABOUT THIS ITEM IS, I DON'T KNOW WHO CAN ANSWER THIS.

BUT THERE'S A WEBSITE CALLED MUGSHOTS.COM AND THEY ARE OUT OF NERVOUS THE WEST INDIES.

SO I DON'T BELIEVE THE STATE OF FLORIDA HAS ANY JURISDICTION OVER THEM.

BECAUSE THERE WERE SEVERAL WEBSITES I SENT LETTERS TO AND THE MUG SHOT WAS TAKEN DOWN BUT MUGSHOTS.COM IS NOT A FLORIDA ENTITY.

SO HOW DOES THE STATE OF FLORIDA INTENT TO REGULATE THAT ORGANIZATION WHICH IS BASED OUT IN THE WEST INDIES AND IS THERE SOME LANGUAGE IN THERE THAT SAYS THAT THEY CANNOT TAKE MUG SHOTS FROM THE STATE OF FLORIDA BECAUSE IT DOESN'T APPEAR THAT THEY ARE BEING REGULATED BY A US BODY.

>> I THINK THAT'S PART OF THE PROBLEM SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT THEY'RE HAVING WITH ONLINE.

ONE OF THE REASONS WHY WAS THAT YOU CAN'T JUST HAVE IT PULLED OFF AND PUT THAT ON AND THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS WITH FAIR TRADE.

SO I'M NOT SURE HOW IN DEPTH IT WILL BE ABLE TO THEN I THINK OUR NEXT UP ACTUALLY GOES UP TO OUR FEDERAL OFFICE OR FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVES AND OUR CONGRESS PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO HELP WITH OTHER LEGISLATION THAT DEALS WITH INTERSTATE OR

>> THESE ARE CLEARLY US COMPANIES THAT JUST SIMPLY CHOOSE TO OPERATE IN ANOTHER ISLAND OR COUNTRY SO THEY ARE NOT REGULATED SO THERE HAS TO BE LANGUAGE RAN AND COVER THAT.

OKAY. BACK ANOTHER SLIDE, PLEASE.

PRIOR TO THAT.

PRIOR TO THAT.

BACK. YOU KEEP TAPPING UNTIL I SAY STOP BECAUSE I CAN'T REMEMBER.

WHEN IT COMES TO VACATION RENTALS CAN YOU GO UP ONE MORE? I'M SORRY. I MEAN, SLIDE 5.

SLIDE NUMBER 5. THE SLIDES IN NUMBER, NO, GO DOWN.

YEAH, 3, 4, 5, RIGHT AT THE BOTTOM.

>> NOW.

>> OKAY. NO. I WISH I COULD HAVE CONTROL.

MAYBE IT WAS SLIDE 4.

YEAH I'M NOT SURE I UNDERSTAND THIS.

WHAT IS THE POSITION OF THE CITY ON THIS?

>> THE CITY CURRENTLY HAS VACATION RENTAL REGULATIONS THAT WERE ALLOWED TO

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DO SO WE HAVE A REGISTRATION PROGRAM AND WE MANAGE VACATION RENTALS THAT WAY.

WHAT THE LEGISLATION WOULD DO IS THAT BASICALLY BE THAT THE CITIES ARE NOT ABLE TO REGULATE IT OR DO INSPECTIONS OR ANYTHING OF THAT NATURE.

IT WOULD FALL UNDER DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS REGULATIONS IN THE STATE AND THE VACATION RENTALS WOULD HAVE TO DISPLAY THEIR LICENSES FROM THE STATE.

BUT WE WOULDN'T HAVE ANY DAY AND THEN WHAT THEY'VE DONE IN THE VACATION RENTALS AND THE CHALLENGE IS WHEN THE NOISE COMPLAINT OR THINGS LIKE THAT THE CITY RESIDENTS FLIPPED A BILL FOR HAVING POLICE GO THERE VERSUS THE BUSINESS OWNERS FOR

>> OKAY. HOW DOES THE CITY CURRENTLY REGULATE PEOPLE THAT DO AIRBNB AND TAMARAC?

>> TEAM CULLOWHEE ACTUALLY RUNS THE PROGRAM.

I'M ASKING IF YOU'RE AVAILABLE TO

>> YEAH, NOT A PROBLEM LAURA.

COMMISSIONER, CURRENTLY AS MENTIONED BY LAURA WE HAVE A REGISTRATION PROGRAM.

AS IT IS, WE ARE PREEMPTED FROM PROHIBITING VACATION RENTAL THAT MEANS ALL MUNICIPALITIES ARE.

SO WE HOWEVER, WE HAVE A REGISTRATION PROGRAM WE ALSO PARTNER WITH AN OUTSIDE COMPANY THAT HELP US TO CONDUCT A SEARCH ON A MONTHLY BASIS.

THEY SEARCH ALL INTERNET ADVERTISING AND IF YOU ARE RENTING YOUR PROPERTY IN THE CITY, AND YOU'RE NOT REGISTERED WITH THE CITY, THEN CODE ENFORCEMENT SENDS YOU A LETTER, YOU'RE REQUIRED TO COME IN AND YOU HAVE TO REGISTER ON AN ANNUAL BASIS.

AS A PART OF THAT REGISTRATION THERE ARE A FEW THINGS WE ASK YOU TO DO.

YOU MUST CLOSE IN YOUR PROPERTY SO EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION, TRASH PICK UP INFORMATION, ON DESIGN OF COURSE JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE COMPLIANT WITH MOST OF OUR REGULATION.

THAT'S THE EXTENT OF WHAT WE DO.

IT'S JUST A REGISTRATION PROGRAM.

IF YOU'RE MARKETING YOUR PROPERTY AND YOU'RE NOT REGISTERED, THEN YOU ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER OR YOU HAVE TO REMOVE THAT MARKETING MATERIAL FROM WEBSITES.

>> OKAY. SO THEN WE DON'T CURRENTLY STOP ANYONE FROM DOING AIRBNB OR ANYTHING.

>> WE ARE PREEMPTED FROM DOING THAT.

ALL MUNICIPALITIES AS A PART OF I THINK IT WAS TWO YEARS AGO THAT THE STATE ADOPTED THAT PREEMPTION.

SO YOU CANNOT PROHIBIT THE ACTIVITY HOWEVER, A LOT OF CITIES HAVE GONE WITH JUST A REGISTRATION PROGRAM SINCE WE CANNOT PROHIBIT IT.

>> THE STATE IS TRYING TO RESTRICT IT OR PROHIBIT IT OR TAKE IT AWAY FROM THE CITY.

>> THEY ARE TRYING TO FURTHER PREEMPT OR ABILITY TO EVEN REGISTER.

>> OKAY. YEAH, BECAUSE I DO KNOW SOME FOLKS THAT DO AIRBNB.

I HAVE A FRIEND THAT BOUGHT A HOME THAT HE WANTED TO RENT OUT, HE PLANNED ON RENTING IT OUT.

SOMEONE SAID, WELL, YOU SHOULD DO AIRBNB, AND HE MADE ABOUT $100,000 IN SIX MONTHS.

SO HE NEVER BELIEVED THAT HE WOULD HAVE MADE THAT MUCH MONEY BY DOING AIRBNB VERSUS DOING A TRADITIONAL HOME RENTAL.

SO I DON'T WANT TO TAKE AWAY THE ABILITY FOR SOMEONE TO EARN A GOOD LIVING, A SUPPLEMENTAL INCOME BY DOING AIRBNB.

>> YEAH, WE CAN'T AS IT IS, COMMISSIONER WE JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE IT FUNCTIONS PRETTY MUCH AS A RESIDENTIAL HOME YOU'RE NOT DOING EXCESSIVE PARTY AND PUTTING TRASH OUT ON DAYS YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO DO SO.

IT'S MORE FOR REGISTRATION PROGRAM AND AN EDUCATIONAL CAMPAIGN SO THE PEOPLE WHO ARE USING THAT PROPERTY ARE AWARE OF WHEN TO PUT THE TRASH OUT, EMERGENCY NUMBERS, WHO TO CONTACT, CERTAIN THINGS THAT MUST BE POSTED AT THE PROPERTY IN ORDER FOR THE USERS OF THOSE PROPERTY TO UNDERSTAND HOW THE COMMUNITY WORK AND WHAT'S REQUIRED.

>> OKAY. YOU GUYS SHOULD PUT NUMBERS ON THE ACTUAL POWERPOINT DOCUMENT.

I HAVE THE DOWNLOAD THAT I GOT FROM LEVANT.

I'M LOOKING AT THE PROTECTION OF AD BELLUM ROOM, REVENUES, AND TAX-SUPPORTED DEBT, SB 154 AND HB 195.

TRANSPARENCY IN GOVERNMENT SPENDING.

I ACTUALLY DON'T HAVE AN ISSUE WITH THIS ITEM SO WHAT'S THE ISSUE HERE IN TERMS OF THE CITY'S POSITION?

>> THIS IS JUST TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THE LEAGUE IS WATCHING THESE BILLS AND THE LEAGUE OPPOSES THESE BILLS FOR THE LEAGUE OF CITIES, AND THEY'RE BEING OPPOSED AS MANDATES BECAUSE THEY WOULD REQUIRE US TO DO ADDITIONAL REPORTING WHICH WOULD OBVIOUSLY REQUIRE SOME RESOURCES AND WITH THE 154, THEY'RE CHANGING THE PROCESS FOR TAX SUPPORTED DEBT ISSUE AND SO THAT WE'LL JUST MAKE IT PART OF OUR TO INTRODUCE CERTAIN BONDS.

>> OKAY. CITY ATTORNEY,

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CAN YOU RESEARCH THIS AND GIVE US A VIEW ON THESE BILLS THAT ARE BEING PROPOSED?

>>

>> ALL RIGHT.

>> COMMISSIONER PARTICULARLY SP 154

>> JUST THOSE TWO IN PARTICULAR.

>> SO YOU'RE LOOKING FOR SP 506 AND BP 195, AND THEN SEPARATELY SP 154, CORRECT?

>> CORRECT. YEAH, THAT WHOLE PAGE.

THEN LAURA, WHAT IS ON THE WATER FUNDING? WE'RE JUST ENCOURAGING THEM TO PROVIDE DOLLARS ON THIS ITEM?

>> EXACTLY. WE'RE JUST SAYING WITH SUPPORT ANY PROGRAMS OR FUNDING OR GRANTS THAT WOULD ASSIST LOCAL GOVERNMENTS WITH PROJECTS LETTING THE WATER QUALITY, STILL WATER MANAGEMENT, WASTE WATER MANAGEMENT.

>> OKAY. AFFORDABLE HOUSING, SADOWSKI HOUSING TRUST, WE'RE JUST LOOKING FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING, I GUESS FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND, SOMETIMES THIS ITEM IS NOT FUNDED OR THERE'S A THREAT TO NOT FUND IT.

>> EXACTLY. FOR EXAMPLE, OUR FISCAL YEAR 2020 SHIP APPROPRIATION WAS VETO AND WHAT HAPPENS IS THAT THERE'S FUNDS COLLECTED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS PURPOSE, FOR STATE HOUSING FUND FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND LOCAL FUNDS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND WHAT STATE SOMETIMES DOES, IT UTILIZES THESE FUNDS FOR OTHER GENERAL MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES TO PATCH THE HOLES IN THEIR BUDGET BASICALLY.

IT TAKES MONEY THAT SHOULD GO TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND DEDICATE IT TO OTHER PURPOSES.

>> OKAY. ALL RIGHT. THAT'S ALL I HAVE. THANK YOU.

>>THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

>> IS THERE ANYONE ELSE WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? I'M NOT SEEING ANY. JUST FOLLOW UP ON THIS SADOWSKI HOUSING ITEM.

IT DOES GET RATED EVERY YEAR AND LAST YEAR, WHEN WAS LAST YEAR OR MAYBE TWO YEARS AT THIS POINT, OUR COMMISSION DID DO A RESOLUTION ALONG WITH ALL THE OTHER CITIES IN BROWARD COUNTY TO SUPPORT OR BEG THE STATE TO STOP WRITING THIS SADOWSKI FUND.

I PUT MY COMMENT.

WE HAVE A COMMISSIONER TO SECOND ALL RIGHT? CITY CLERK, PLEASE FOLLOW UP.

>> THANK YOU.

>> YEAH.

>>VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS?

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER BOLTON?

>>YES.

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>>YES.

>> MAYOR GOMEZ?

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU. THE MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY FIVE TO ZERO.

>> THANK YOU. WE ARE

[8.b. TR13566 - Action Plan Amendment - FY19/20]

>> THANK YOU. A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY, TAMARAC, FLORIDA, PROVEN A SECOND LIMIT TO THE CITY, PREVIOUSLY ADOPTED ANNUAL ACTION PLAN A FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020.

ATTACH HERE TOO, AS EXHIBIT A FOR EXPANSION OF THE US DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT.

RUN FOR THE INCORPORATION OF THE SECOND ALLOCATION CORNERS DRIVES A.

RELIEF AND ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT FUNDS TO COVER THE COST ASSOCIATE WITH THE RESIDENTIAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM VIA THE CONFLICTS FROM OVER SEVERAL, PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I NEED A MOTION TO SECOND.

>> SECOND

>> CITY CLERK DO YOU KNOW WHO YOUR FIRST OR SECOND WAS?

>> VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS WITH THE MOTION AND COMMISSIONER BOLTON WITH THE SECOND? IS THAT CORRECT?

>>I DID NOT SECOND.

>>I SECONDED AFTER COMMISSIONER PLACKO AND I SIMULTANEOUSLY SAID THE SAME THING.

>> OKAY, THANK YOU FOR CLARIFYING.

>> MS. CALLOWAY, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, IS AVAILABLE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT WE MAY HAVE.

CITY CLERK ARE THERE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS?

>> THERE ARE NOT MADAM MAYOR.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED, AND SO I THINK MICHELLE GELIN YOU HAVE YOUR HAND UP, PLEASE PROCEED.

>> YEAH. ARE WE GOING TO GET A SUMMARY OF WHAT THIS IS?

>> COMMISSIONER JUST A LITTLE QUICK, ITS JUST AN AMENDMENT OF OUR ACTION PLAN.

JUST TO ACCEPT OR RECOGNIZE A $339,281 THAT WE WILL BE RECEIVING FROM HUD AS A PART OF THE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUNDS ROUND THREE.

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THOSE FUNDS WILL BE USED FOR THE RESIDENTIAL EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM THAT WAS JUST CLOSED ON YESTERDAY. THANKS.

>> OKAY.

>> IN ADDITION TO THE 250 THOUSAND FROM GENERAL FUND WILL BE ADDED TO THIS FOR THE ROUND FIVE PROGRAM.

>> YEAH. THAT'S WHY I JUST THINK THAT THOSE FIGURES SHOULD BE ON THE AGENDA.

JUST FOR THE QUICK READ AND THE QUICK RECAP.

SO THAT'S FINE. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

>> OKAY, THEN IF THERE IS NO OTHER COMMENT

>> THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON?

>> YES.

>> MR. GELIN?

>> YES.

>> VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS?

>> YES.

>> MAYOR GOMEZ?

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU. THE MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY FIVE TO ZERO.

>> THANK YOU. MOVING TO HCPR1 THROUGH 572 OFFICIALS SERVING ON OUTSIDE BOARDS,

[8.c. TR13572 - Officials serving on outside boards/agencies will declare a conflict of interest if they are asked to vote on any city land use applications]

AGENCIES WILL DECLARE A CONFLICT OF INTERESTS IF THEY'RE ASKED TO VOTE ON ANY OF THE LAND-USE APPLICATIONS.

>> YES. ITS NOT REALLY LAND USE SUCH AS A GENERAL PROHIBITION, SERVING ON ANY BOARD.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION, CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA ESTABLISHED POLICY RESTRICTING ELECTED OFFICIAL PARTICIPATION, DISCUSSION OF ISSUES, VOTE ON MATTERS AMONG CITIES BOARD MEETS ON THE SAME OR RELATED MATTERS PENDENT OR WILL BE VOTED ON BY THE CITY COMMISSION.

PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, PROVIDING FOR SEPARABILITY, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

>> THANK YOU. ANY MOTION TO SECOND?

>> MOTION TO APPROVE.

>> SECOND.

>> I'M SORRY, TRY TO BE AUDIBLE TO ANSWERING QUESTIONS.

CITY CLERK, ARE THERE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS?

>> THERE ARE NOT. THANK YOU

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THIS.

I SERVE ON THE MPO BOARD.

ON THAT BOARD, I ADVOCATE FOR OUR CITY, FOR TRANSPORTATION ISSUES, FOR FLIGHT CRAFT ISSUES AND EVEN FOR SUB-SHELL POSITION.

I WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO VOTE ON THOSE WHEN IT COMES UP BEFORE THE BOARD?

>> NO, COMMISSIONER PLACKO, AGAIN, IS IF THIS MATTER, ITS A LOT OF FEEDBACK.

THE TRIGGER POINT IS THE FACT THAT IF THE MATTER COMES BEFORE THE COMMISSION AND THEN SUBSEQUENTLY IS PRESENTED TO YOU AS PART OF A DIFFERENT BOARD, THEN THIS POLICY WOULD TRIGGER.

IF IT DOESN'T COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THIS POLICY IS NOT TRIGGER AT ALL.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT MATTERS COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION THEN SUBSEQUENTLY GO BEFORE THE MPO BOARD.

THE TRIGGER POINT IS WHETHER THE MATTER COMES BEFORE THIS COMMISSION AND ALL COMES BACK BEFORE THE COMMISSION.

IF THAT'S TRIGGER IN ANY WAY, IF THERE'S SOMETHING IN JAW AS YOU INDICATED, YOU WOULD BE ADVOCATING FOR AS A MEMBER OF A MPO AND ITS NEVER COMES BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THERE IS NO TRIGGER WITH RESPECT TO THIS POLICY.

ADDITIONALLY, IF THE COMMISSION COULD WAIVE ANY PROHIBITION, IF THERE'S A POTENTIAL CONFLICT, ALL PAIRS OF CONFLICT.

>> OKAY TO ERR ON THE SIDE OF CAUTION, ANYTHING THAT I KNOW THAT IT'S COMING UP IF I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE COMING BEFORE THE COMMISSION AND I WOULD NOTIFY THE COMMISSIONER. IS THAT CORRECT?

>> OR THE CITY ATTORNEY OR CITY MANAGER.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> THANK YOU. ANYONE ELSE HAVE A QUESTION.

>> I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO MOVE.

>> I'M FLOWING THROUGH HIM THAT WE ALREADY HAVE A MOTION TO

>> THIS AS YOU WERE THE ONE IMPORTANT ONE WITH THE AGENDA OF THIS COMMISSION.

I'M CURIOUS AS TO THE

>> THIS RESOLUTION, THE TERRORISTS, THIS IS BASICALLY THE CONCERNS THAT WERE RAISED.

OBVIOUSLY. MY MEMORY WAS COMMISSIONED SPECIFICALLY VICE MAYOR AVAILABLE NOBLES AT THE PREVIOUS COMMISSION, ME,

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MAKING SURE THAT APPROPRIATE LEGISLATION IS ADOPTED THAT DOES NOT SPECIFICALLY TARGET ANY PARTICULAR BOARD, BUT I HAVE A GENERAL PROHIBITION, WHICH I INDICATED TO THE VICE MAYOR, THAT HAS A BETTER WAY OF ADDRESSING A SITUATION THAT HE'D RAISED AT THE LAST COMMISSIONING.

THE GENESIS WAS BASED ON THE DISCUSSION WE HAD AT THE LAST COMMISSIONING.

>> OKAY. ISN'T IT TRUE THAT WHEN RESOLUTIONS ARE NOT POLICY AND CANNOT SET POLICY.

>> RESOLUTION CAN BE POLICY. YES.

>> HOW SO? WHERE DOES YOUR CASE LAW TO SUPPORT?

>> THE RESOLUTION BASICALLY IS AN EXPRESSION COMMISSION AND AGAIN, BE POLICY BASED ON A LANGUAGE. THERE'S NOTHING PRECLUDING.

>> WELL, FLORIDA STATUTES, SECTION 166.041, THE PROCEDURES FOR ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE RESOLUTION.

DEFINITION OF ORDINANCE ONE (A) MEANS AN OFFICIAL LEGISLATIVE ACTION OF A GOVERNING BODY.

WHICH ACTION IS REGULATION OF A GENERAL IMPERMANENT NATURE AND ENFORCEABLE AS A LOCAL LAW.

(B) RESOLUTION MEANS AN EXPRESSION OF A GOVERNMENT BODY CONCERNING MATTERS OF ADMINISTRATION AND EXPRESSION OF A TEMPORARY CHARACTER OR A PROVISION FOR THE DISPOSITION OF A PARTICULAR ITEM OF AN ADMINISTRATIVE BUSINESS OF THE GOVERNING BODY.

FURTHERMORE, MUNICIPAL ORDINANCES DIFFER FOR RESOLUTION.

THERE ARE TWO SIGNIFICANTLY DISTINCT GOVERNMENT ACTIONS.

AN ORDINANCE IS A LEGISLATIVE ACT AND THE RESOLUTION IS EXPRESSION OF OPINION CONCERNING A PARTICULAR ITEM OF BUSINESS WITHIN A LEGISLATIVE BODIES REVIEW.

PER ALSO BE NOTED AN ORDINANCE CAN BE REPELLED AND AMENDED ONLY BY ANOTHER ORDINANCE.

NOW BY RESOLUTION SMITH VERSUS CITY OF PAPILLARY ON 217 NEBRASKAN 67 NEBRASKA 2005.

THE DIGITAL INFORMATION, IF YOU WANT TO FIND IT AS UNDER

>> MAYOR NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A RESOLUTION AND ORDINANCE.

WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT ORDINANCE IN FACT IF YOU MAY RECALL, WE JUST ADOPTED AS A POLICY, KEYS ARE SITTING PROCLAMATION RESOLUTION.

IT WASN'T AN ORDINANCE IT WAS A POLICY BASED ON THE APPROVAL OF THE COMMISSION.

LIKEWISE, THIS IS A POLICY THAT THE COMMISSION WANT TO ADOPT THERE'S NOTHING UNDER THE CHARTER, THERE'S NOTHING UNDER STATE LAW THAT THE CLUES ARE CONDITIONAL MEDALLIONS COST.

>> BUT IS NOT A POLICY. THAT'S THE PROBLEM.

THEN YOU'RE USING THE WORD RESOLUTION.

A RESOLUTION, IS NOT A POLICY.

YOU CANNOT SET LAW THROUGH A RESOLUTION.

A RESOLUTION IS ONLY AN OPINION.

WITH THE WHAT HAS BEEN WRITTEN HERE AS YOU ARE TRYING WHAT IT'S TRYING TO BE DONE HERE IS TO SET RULES AGAINST ETHICS, OR ETHICS CODE OR ETHICS OR IN OUR CODE.

YOU'RE TRYING TO SAY THROUGH THIS RESOLUTION, IT IS POLICY AND THEREFORE, YOU ARE SUBJECT TO THE LAW UNDER OUR ETHICS.

YOU CAN'T HAVE A RESOLUTION SUBJECT US TO A LAW UNDER ETHICS AND AT NO TIME AND TO FLORIDA LIVE.

THEN THERE'S NOT SPECIFICALLY ON POINT WITH FLORIDA STATUTES AND ORDINANCES RESOLUTION BECAUSE IT'S NOT NECESSARY BECAUSE IT'S VERY GOOD.

>> IF YOU HAVE ANY CASH FLOW. WE DON'T NEED TO BE BAKED.

THE LAW HERE, BUT HERE WHAT ONE OF THE ISSUES.

I SPEND SIGNIFICANT TIME RESEARCHING THIS ISSUE.

IN FACT, MY DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY PANELING LINE.

IN FACT, RESEARCH HAS EVEN MORE.

WE'RE AT TWO EYES ON THIS MATTER.

PAMELA, CAN CAN YOU INDICATE THE RESEARCH YOU HAVE DONE?

>> I'M GOING TO FINISH MY SENTENCE BEFORE MS. RYAN SPEAKS AND CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME ABOARD, MS. RYAN, YOU HAVE MORE TIME UNDER FLORIDA STATUTES AND THERE IS NO SPECIFIC OPINION BECAUSE IT HAS NOT BEEN LITIGATED YET.

UNDER FLORIDA STATUTES, WHAT AN ORDINANCE IS THE LAW AND A RESOLUTION IS AN OPINION.

UNDER JUNO BEACH, 790 SEVEN SECONDS, 799 FLORIDA APPELLATE 2001 AND SHOE MONSTER VERSUS LARKIN'S 586 SEVEN SECONDS, 114940 CA 2003.

CASE LAW SHOWS THAT COMMISSION'S CANNOT IGNORE EXISTING LAWS, WHICH ARE FLORIDA STATUTES ARE.

MS. RYAN, IF YOU HAVE THE CASE LAW THAT I'VE BEEN ASKING FOR SINCE LAST WEEK.

PLEASE PROVIDE IT.

>> MADAM MAYOR, I DON'T HAVE CASE LAW ON THAT PARTICULAR ISSUE, BUT I WILL TELL YOU THAT THROUGHOUT FLORIDA STATUTES, YOU WILL FIND THAT ALL TYPES OF POLICIES, THINGS DEALING WITH YOUR YOUR FINANCES, CAN BE PASSED BY RESOLUTION.

YOU PASS A BUDGET BY RESOLUTION.

SOME CITIES DO SO.

THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF THINGS THAT YOU CAN DO BY RESOLUTION.

THIS PARTICULAR RESOLUTION IS REALLY IT STARTS WITH THE STATE.

IT GOES TO YOUR CODE OF ORDINANCES AND THAT'S WHY IT REFERENCES YOUR CODE OF ORDINANCES.

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AND THEN THIS IS AN ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT WHICH REALLY EXPLAINS YOUR ORDINATES IN MORE DETAIL.

YOUR ORDINATE SECTION.

IT'S REALLY SECTION 4052-405 TALKS ABOUT YOUR CODE OF ETHICS.

THERE WAS ONE SUBSECTION, SUBSECTION 16, WHICH REALLY GETS TO THE HEART OF THIS.

THAT SECTION ALREADY PROVIDES THAT YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO ADVISE THE COMMISSION ANYTIME THAT THERE MAY BE A CONFLICT OF INTERESTS.

ALL OF THIS POLICY DOES IS REALLY IT DRILLS DOWN ON THAT PARTICULAR ORDINANCE.

WE COULD HAVE ALSO PASSED IN ADDITIONAL ORDINATES TO CLARIFY THAT FURTHER, BUT A POLICY CAN DO IT AS WELL.

DOING IT THIS WAY IS COMPLETELY NORMAL.

AGAIN, AS I SAID, THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF LAWS THAT SAY THAT YOU CAN PASS THINGS BY RESOLUTION.

I CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH THOSE, BUT YOUR BUDGET IS ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS THAT COMES TO MY MIND.

THAT IS AN ISSUE THAT I WASN'T CONCERNED ABOUT, SO I DIDN'T RESEARCH THAT PARTICULAR ISSUE.

WHAT I DID LOOK AT WAS DUAL OFFICE HOLDING ISSUES, AND I UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR PREVIOUS CITY ATTORNEY DID SOME RESEARCH ON RELATED TO THIS SPECIFIC ISSUE, BUT I HAD SOME CONCERNS ABOUT THE DUAL OFFICE HOLDING PORTIONS OF BEING A PART OF DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS AND HAVING TO VOTE YOUR CAPACITY ON THE CITY COMMISSION.

THERE ARE ONLY ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS.

EVERYONE SHOULD ALWAYS BE CONCERNED ABOUT THAT BECAUSE AS WE KNOW, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL ONLY GIVES YOU AN EXPRESSION.

IT IS JUST AN OPINION AND THERE IS NO CASE LAW MIRRORED, JUST LIKE YOU COULDN'T REALLY DRILL DOWN ON CASE LAW.

THERE REALLY IS NO CASE LAW THAT DEALS WITH THESE ISSUES.

BUT I CAN TELL YOU A COURT IS NEVER GOING TO SAY THAT YOU, AS A BODY CANNOT PASS RULES, WHICH FURTHER YOU'RE CONCERNED ABOUT CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS OR APPEARANCES OF IMPROPRIETY.

THESE ARE GOOD THINGS.

THESE ARE THINGS THAT THE PUBLIC ALWAYS CONCERNED ABOUT.

AND WHAT WE WERE HOPING WOULD HAPPEN WITH THIS POLICY IS THAT IF THERE ARE ISSUES THAT ARE PENDING BEFORE THIS COMMISSION, THAT YOU WILL BRING THEM BACK IN ADVANCE AND HAVE SOME TYPE OF A PARTICIPATION WITH THE ENTIRE COMMISSION BEFORE YOU ACTUALLY VOTE ON THOSE ISSUES.

>> MS. RYAN CAN YOU EXPLAIN IN LAYMAN TERMS AND

>> OKAY. SO WITH DUAL OFFICE HOLDING AND I THINK MOST OF THE COMMISSION WILL UNDERSTAND IT.

IT'S WHEN YOU ARE IN STATE STATUTES WILL LAY OUT CERTAIN THINGS THAT YOU MAY NOT THINK ARE SUBJECT TO DO OFFICE HOLDING.

BUT YOU CAN'T BE AN OFFICER UNDER THE LAW.

WAS USED THE COMMISSION ON THIS COMMISSION AND THEN SERVE AS AN OFFICER WITH ANOTHER COMMISSION.

THERE ARE ALL TYPES OF ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS THAT DESCRIBE WHICH OFFICES ARE SUBJECT.

I MEAN, IT'S PAINSTAKING WHICH OFFICES ARE SUBJECT TO THE DUAL OFFICE HOLDING POSITION AND NOT TO PUT COMMISSIONER PLACKO ON THE HOT SPOT.

BUT SHE TALKED ABOUT BEING A PART OF THE MPO.

THERE ARE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL HAS OPINED THAT BEING ON THE MPO, WHICH IS ITS OWN BOARD, IS ITS OWN, IT HAS ITS OWN RULES THAT YOU HAVE TO ABIDE BY.

BUT BEING ON THAT BOARD AND BEING ON ANOTHER COMMISSION IS NOT DUAL OFFICE HOLDING, BUT THERE IS NO CASE LAW THAT REALLY SAYS THAT WE'RE CONFIDENT ABOUT IT, BUT THERE IS NO CASE LAW.

BASICALLY, IF YOU ARE ON ONE BODY AND YOU'RE ON THE OTHER, IF YOU ARE CONVICTED OR SUBJECT TO DUAL OFFICE, HOLDING, YOUR PREVIOUS OFFICE AUTOMATICALLY GOES AWAY BECAUSE YOU CAN'T HAVE TWO OFFICES UNDER THE LAW AT THE SAME TIME.

THERE IS SOME SERIOUS CONCERN ABOUT THAT.

I'VE RESEARCHED IT BEFORE.

RESEARCH THAT AGAIN JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT NOTHING NEW HAS COME UP.

IT IS ALWAYS HANGING OVER EVERYONE'S HEAD AND YOU SHOULD CONSIDER IT.

ANYTIME THAT YOU'RE ALSO WITH THESE BOARDS, YOU SHOULD ASK US FOR AN OPINION BECAUSE I WILL TELL YOU, IT DEPENDS ON WHAT THE RESPONSIBILITIES ARE AS TO WHETHER OR NOT THESE BOARDS ARE SUBJECT TO DO OFFICE HOLDING AND YOU MAY BE IMPLICATED IN SOME CIRCUMSTANCES.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. BASICALLY, I WILL DISAGREE WITH YOU TO PART OF THE LAW PART THAT YOU'RE SAYING BECAUSE I THINK THERE'S A STRETCH OF THE TRUTH ON THAT ONE.

AS FOR DUAL OFFICE HOLDING, AND THEY ARE DIFFERENT OFFICES AND THERE ARE THESE THINGS HAVE BEEN DONE BY OPINION.

I BASICALLY AM GOING TO SAY THAT ISN'T THIS BEING RUSHED BECAUSE YOU AND I HAD A CONVERSATION MS. RYAN DID WE NOT THAT THE PROPER WAY TO DO THIS.

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WE'LL BE DOING IT THROUGH AN ORDINANCE WOULD BE THROUGH PUBLIC READING AND HAVE PUBLIC COMMENT IN IT.

DONE TO BE A LAW, NOT A REVOLUTION TRYING TO AFFECT POLICY.

IT'S AN ISSUE THAT THIS IS BEING RUSHED BECAUSE AN IMPROPER ATTEMPTS TO TRY TO STOP SOMEBODY, A MEMBER OF THIS COMMISSION FROM DULY SERVING MANY PLANNING COUNCIL.

>>

>> I'M GOING TO ADDRESS IT FIRST TO MS. RYAN, BECAUSE I ACTUALLY HAD THE CONVERSATION WITH HER AND THEN YOU CAN BRING IT BACK.

I'M GOING TO START AGAIN. ISN'T IT TRUE THAT THIS IS BEING RUSHED THROUGH, BEING SUBMITTED IN THE FORMER RESOLUTION, WHICH IS IMPROPER AND AN ATTEMPT TO DO SO, TO STOP A MEMBER OF THIS COMMISSION FROM SERVING ON A DULY APPOINTED BOARD IN THE BROWARD COUNTY CLINIC A FULL MONTH BEFORE TO RESERVATION WOULD BE ACTED.

ISN'T IT TRUE THAT YOU ALSO READ THE TWO ATTORNEYS, SAFE HARBOR ETHICS OPINION, SHOWING THAT THERE IS NO CONFLICT OF INTERESTS AND THAT ONE IS JUST BEING CREATED HERE.

>> ALL RIGHT. THERE A LOT OF QUESTIONS THERE.

NUMBER ONE, WE DID HAVE A MEETING WHEN I WAS INITIALLY GIVEN A ASSIGNMENT TO RESEARCH THIS ISSUE.

I DID NOT HAVE ANY OF THOSE FACTS THAT YOU'VE PRESENTED, UNTIL YOU TOLD ME THOSE THINGS, YOU JUST TOLD ME ABOUT THE ISSUES WITH YOUR BOARD.

I DIDN'T GET INTO ANY OF THOSE DETAILS.

>> I PROVIDED YOU WITH THE PAPERWORK.

I DID. I HANDED YOU THE TWO SAFE HARBOR OPINIONS.

>> ARE YOU GOING TO LET HER FINISH SPEAKING?

>> RIGHT AT THAT. THANK YOU.

AT THE MEETING THAT WE HAD, I'M SAYING PRIOR TO THAT MEETING, I HAD NO KNOWLEDGE OF ANY OF THIS INFORMATION.

YOU GAVE ME THAT INFORMATION.

AND IT WAS ONLY AFTER THAT YOU GAVE ME THAT INFORMATION THAT I STARTED RESEARCHING YOUR INFORMATION ALONG WITH LOOKING AT YOUR CODES, I HAD TO HAD NOT RESEARCHED YOUR CODE, AND FOUND AN ENTIRE CODE OF ETHICS WHICH DEALS WITH THIS ISSUE.

ALSO, WE DISCUSSED WHETHER OR NOT THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE HAD THE RIGHT TO BRING THIS ISSUE BEFORE THE COMMISSION WITHOUT A FORMAL VOTE.

AND I HAD TO DO A LITTLE RESEARCH TO FIND OUT THAT THERE IS NOTHING IN YOUR RULES WHICH STATES THAT INDIVIDUAL COMMISSIONERS CAN'T BRING UP ISSUES WITH THE CITY MANAGER, OR THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, AND RESEARCH THEM, PRIOR TO BRINGING THEM TO THE CITY COMMISSION.

IN ADDITION, I ASKED THE CITY CLERK AND SHE WAS VERY HELPFUL IN PROVIDING ME WITH SOME OF YOUR FORMER CITY ATTORNEY'S PAPERWORK, AS IT RELATED TO A CONFLICT OF INTERESTS, A DUAL OFFICE HOLDING ISSUE WITH YOU ON THOSE OTHER BOARDS.

AND THEY'RE NOT ON-POINT.

I READ THEM.

THEY WERE ABOUT A PARTICULAR ISSUE WITH A CONFLICT OF INTERESTS.

BECAUSE I WAS TRYING TO FIND OUT, WAS THERE AN OPINION FROM YOUR CITY ATTORNEY REGARDING THE PARTICULAR ISSUE THAT YOU RAISED? AND I THE CITY CLERK COULD NOT UNCOVER ONE.

SO I ONLY HAVE AN ISSUE RELATED TO THE HOUSING UNIT WHERE YOU LIVE, I MEAN THE DEVELOPMENT WHERE YOU LIVE.

>> MS. BRIAN, IT WAS RELATED TO WHETHER OR NOT I CAN VOTE ON THE PLANNING COUNCIL, DUE TO THE FACT THAT I LIVE IN THE WOODLAND WHICH IS SUBJECT TO THE DISCUSSION THAT WOULD BE IN THE PLANNING COUNCIL.

IT WAS COMPLETELY ON-POINT, AND IT WAS ALSO GONE THROUGH BY THE COUNTY ATTORNEY FOR A SAFE HARBOR OPINION.

THEY WERE COMPLETELY ON-POINT, THEY GET BACK TO ME ON THAT OF WHAT YOU FOUND.

SO I WOULD BE ABLE TO SHARE WITH YOU WHAT YOU DID NOT OBVIOUSLY UNDERSTAND.

IN TERMS OF THE ATTORNEY, YOU HAVE SOMETHING YOU WANTED TO SAY?

>> YES. IN FACT, IN ADDITION TO RESEARCH AND ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS, ALSO CASE LAW, I ALSO TOOK THE LIBERTY TO CALL A DEPUTY COUNTY ATTORNEY ON THIS ISSUE, AND I WAS TOLD THERE WAS NO OPINION CONTRARY TO THE POSITION OF RESOLUTION THAT WE ARE PROPOSING TO THE COMMISSION.

WITH RESPECT TO WHY IS THIS BEFORE THE COMMISSION? VICE MAYOR OF AND ALSO A NUMBER OF OTHER COMMISSIONERS.

AND THROUGH MY DISCUSSION WITH HIM, THIS IS WHY THIS RESOLUTION IS PRESENTED, TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE BASICALLY ADOPTING, I CALL IT, A NEUTRAL POLICY THAT APPLIES TO ALL ABOARD.

SO THIS IS NOT A NEW ISSUE.

THIS IS NOT AN ISSUE OF SURPRISE.

>> THIS JUST SEEMS LIKE IT'S AN OR LAST COMMISSION MEETING, AND YOU'RE GOING TO TRY TO DO NOW.

AND IF IT WAS DONE IN THE FORM OF AN ORDINANCE, AND DONE IN A PROPER MANNER, I DON'T THINK I'D HAVE AN ISSUE AS COMMISSIONER GELIN HAS POINTED OUT, I LIKE PROCEDURES AND I LIKE AND WHAT I'VE DONE RIGHT.

THIS IS NOT A PROPER PROCEDURE FOR WHICH IS BEING DONE.

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AND IT'S BEING DONE CLEARLY ON THE FACE OF IT, THE DOCUMENT SOLE PURPOSE IS TO ATTEMPT TO SUPERSEDE THE ROLES OF THE COUNTY, THE CITY, SAFE HARBOR OPINIONS ALREADY THAT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY ISSUED.

THIS IS IMPROPERLY CONSTRUCTED, UNCONSTITUTIONAL, ACTUALLY, NON-BINDING, EVEN IF IT PASSES.

SO THAT IS MY OPINION.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO, YOU'RE ANZAC GO AHEAD.

>> THANK YOU. I'D LIKE TO USE A LITTLE.

>> I'M SORRY. MADAM MAYOR, COMMISSIONER PLACKO ALREADY SPOKE.

YOUR POLICY IS TO GO AROUND THE TABLE AND MAKE SURE EVERYBODY SPEAKS, BEFORE SOMEBODY HAS A SECOND ROUND.

SO FOLLOW YOUR OWN RULES, PLEASE? MY HAND IS ON.

>> WELL YOU ARE CORRECT AND COMMISSIONER PLACKO, YOU HAVE SPOKEN ON THIS MATTER.

>> DO I NEED TO RAISE MY HAND AGAIN?

>> NO. I'LL PUT YOU RIGHT ON AFTER COMMISSIONER GELIN.

>> OKAY. THANK YOU.

>> GO A HEAD, COMMISSIONER BOLTON, YOU ARE CORRECT.

>> THANK YOU MADAM MAYOR. I REMEMBER SPEAKING ABOUT POLICIES, ORDINANCES, THAT SORT OF STUFF, AD NAUSEAM, BACK WHEN SAM GOREN WAS THE CITY ATTORNEY IN A WORKSHOP.

AND WE TALKED ABOUT WHAT POLICIES ARE, WHAT SOLUTIONS ARE, WHAT ORDINANCES ARE, AND HOW THEY'RE PASSED AND WHAT WE DO.

AND AFTER THAT CONVERSATION, I DID SOME RESEARCH ON WHETHER OR NOT POLICIES CAN BE ADOPTED BY RESOLUTION, BECAUSE AT THAT TIME, THERE WAS SOME CONFUSION REGARDING THAT.

AND I DID SOME RESEARCH AT THE TIME, AND I FOUND THAT BACK IN 2019, THE CITY OF VERO BEACH ADOPTED A SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY BY RESOLUTION.

I FORWARDED THAT PIECE OF LAW TO YOU, MADAM CLERK AND I CC THE COMMISSIONERS RIGHT NOW.

YOU CAN USE VIEW THAT AS WE ARE TALKING.

SO MADAM MAYOR, YOU ARE USING THE RULES TO CATER FOR YOURSELF, WHEN YOU FIND IT APPROPRIATE.

WE HAD THIS CONVERSATION IN A WORKSHOP WITH SAM GOREN AND HE OPINED THAT POLICIES CAN BE PASSED BY A RESOLUTION.

I JUST SENT YOU A RESOLUTION FROM THE CITY OF VERO BEACH THAT ADOPTED A POLICY BY RESOLUTION.

SO WE DISCUSSED THIS AD NAUSEAM IN THE PAST.

IF I WASN'T THINKING CLEARLY, IF I'M NOT THINKING CLEARLY, MADAM MAYOR, I THINK THAT YOU ARE ATTACHED TO TWO CAPABLE BLACK ATTORNEYS, AND YOU ARE QUESTIONING THEIR ABILITY.

THESE ATTORNEYS ARE FINE ATTORNEYS THAT ARE GREAT.

AND I FEEL THAT BECAUSE THEY ARE BLACK, YOU ARE POINTING FINGERS.

NOW LET ME LET ME SAY THIS, WHEN SAM GOREN WAS HERE AND I QUESTIONED HIM, IT SEEMED LIKE I WAS SINNING AND CHASTISING HIM.

YOU, MADAM MAYOR, JUST CHASTISED A ATTORNEY THAT IS INTELLIGENT, THAT HAS CREDENTIALS.

THEY'RE DOING A GREAT JOB.

I THINK THAT THIS IS WITHIN LAW, AND IF THIS PASSES TODAY, GUARANTEED, IF YOU MISSTEP, NOT ONLY ARE YOU GOING TO BE CENSORED, BUT I'M GOING TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS GOES TO THE STATE, BEFORE THE STATE ETHICS BOARD.

SO, GOVERN YOURSELF ACCORDINGLY AND AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION, AND WATCH WHAT YOU SAY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> THE LAST PART OF YOUR THREAD, WAS WASHED AWAY BY WHATEVER, NOISE IS GOING ON HERE, SO, AGAIN, IF YOU ARE NOT SPEAKING, PLEASE MUTE YOURSELF. THANK YOU, VICE MAYOR.

I'LL KEEP MY PROMISE TILL AT THE END BECAUSE I HAVE ALREADY GONE ONCE. MR. GELIN?

>> YES. SO AGAIN, VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS WANTED TO PASS A RESOLUTION LAST MONTH, AND THE CITY ATTORNEY EXPRESSED HIS LEGAL OPINION THAT IT WAS NOT OF THE VICE MAYOR OR THE CITY COMMISSION TO TAKE ANY POSITION ON THE UPCOMING MATTER.

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AS IT MIGHT GIVE THE APPLICANT A POSITION TO STATE THAT THE COMMISSION, WHICH IS GOING TO BE ACTING IN A QUASI-JUDICIAL MATTER OR AS A JUDGE TO SPEAK IN LAYMAN'S TERMS. IT'S PREJUDICE OR BIAS AGAINST THE APPLICANT.

AND SO OUR SMART CITY ATTORNEY WILL HAVE A DISCUSSION WITH THE ELECTED OFFICIAL AND CREATE WAYS TO ACCOMPLISH THE GOAL OF THE COMMISSION WITHOUT SHOWING ANY BIAS AND IMPACTING A UPCOMING QUASI-JUDICIAL HEARING.

THAT IS THE GENESIS OF HOW THIS CAME ABOUT.

FOR YOU TO SAY THAT THIS IS WRONG OR DONE INCORRECTLY OR MUST BE DONE BY ORDINANCE, THAT'S INCORRECT.

THINGS CAN BE DONE, POLICIES CAN BE WRITTEN AND DONE BY RESOLUTION.

JUST LAST NIGHT, THE CITY MANAGER SENT US ALL AN EMAIL ABOUT VOTING ROTATIONS.

SURE ENOUGH THE CITY OF PEMBROKE PINES, WHEN THEY DECIDED TO DO THEIR VOTING ROTATION, THEY DID IT BY RESOLUTION.

OUR COMMISSION, AFTER AN ELECTION, ADOPTS A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE ORDER OF VOTING ON ANY MOTION TO CONSIDER AN ACTION TAKEN BY THE CITY COMMISSION.

AS COMMISSIONER BOLTON STATED, ''RULES ARE OR POLICIES ARE DRIVEN BY THE COMMISSION.'' WE AS COMMISSIONERS ARE POLICYMAKERS, THAT'S WHAT WE DO.

WE MAKE POLICY. THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING IN PASSING OR IN OFFERING THIS RESOLUTION.

IF IT PASSES, THEN IT BECOMES POLICY.

I'M NOT SURE WHERE YOU'RE GETTING YOUR ARGUMENT FROM.

I'M NOT SURE WHERE YOU DUSTED UP YOUR LAW DEGREE FROM AND FINALLY NOT SURE

>> OKAY, GELIN, YOUR COMMENT IS NOT NECESSARY AND INAPPROPRIATE, AND YOU KNOW IT.

IT'S

>> LET'S LET'S LEAD BY EXAMPLE BECAUSE YOU ARE INAPPROPRIATE IN YOUR PASSIVE, AGGRESSIVE ATTEMPT TO ATTACK THE CITY ATTORNEY AND COMPLIMENT HIM AT THE SAME TIME.

WE GAVE THE CITY ATTORNEY AN OPPORTUNITY AS A NEW BUSINESS OWNER TO BE THE ANTRUM IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

AS A RESULT OF THAT, HE WANTED AN OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME THE CITY ATTORNEY IN NORTH MIAMI BEACH.

IN A PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE MANNER, YOU TRY TO COMPLIMENT HIM AND ATTACK HIM AT THE SAME TIME, BECAUSE THE MIAMI HERALD WROTE SOME ARTICLE WITH SOME FALSE CHARGES OF SOME FALSE INVESTIGATION.

WELL, GUESS WHAT? THE MIAMI HERALD WROTE A FALSE ARTICLE ABOUT ME.

EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT WHAT NEWSPAPERS REPORT ARE NOT ALWAYS FACT.

THAT WAS AN INSULT AND IT WAS AN INSULT FOR YOU TO SAY TO PAM THAT THERE WAS SOMETHING THAT SHE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND.

AS A FORMER CITY ATTORNEY, THAT SERVED WITH THE CITY OF RIVIERA BEACH FOR 20 YEARS.

AT THE SAME TIME, YOU WANT TO ATTACK COMMISSIONER BOLTON WHEN HE HAD A DISAGREEMENT WITH THE PRIOR CITY ATTORNEY.

IT'S OKAY FOR YOU TO DISAGREE WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY, BUT IT'S NOT OKAY TO INSULT A CITY ATTORNEY.

THAT'S WHAT YOU DID TO BOTH CITY ATTORNEYS JUST TODAY?

>> MY TURN?

>> I'M NOT DONE.

IS YOUR JOB, MY JOB, OUR JOB IS TO CONVINCE THE COLLECTIVE BODY TO AGREE WITH OUR POSITION.

SO FOR YOU TO ATTACK THE CITY ATTORNEY AND THE ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY TODAY, IT'S NOT GOING TO HELP YOU.

IF YOU WANT TO WIN AN ARGUMENT, YOU NEED TO APPEAL TO VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS, COMMISSIONER PLACKO, COMMISSIONER BOLTON AND MYSELF.

IT TAKES THREE TO WIN. OKAY?

>> THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR OPINION.

>> KNOW THAT THIS IS A FACT.

IF YOU WANT TO WIN SOMETHING, YOU DON'T ATTACK THE CITY ATTORNEY.

YOU MAKE AN APPEALING ARGUMENT TO YOUR FELLOW COMMISSIONERS AND TRY TO GET US TO BE ON YOUR SIDE OF THE ARGUMENT, AND WIN AT LEAST THREE VOTES, THAT SHOULD BE YOUR GOAL EVERY COMMISSION MEETING.

>> WELL, WE KNOW HOW CERTAIN THINGS ON THIS PARTICULAR TOPIC HAVE BEEN.

SO THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR OPINION. VICE MAYOR.

>> EVERYBODY HAS GIVEN THEIR OPINIONS APPARENTLY, AND WE HAVE A MOTION SECOND AND EVERYONE HAS HAD A VOICE IN THE LAST 25 MINUTES. WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD.

>> SO I UNDERSTAND YOU'RE TRYING TO KEEP THE CLOCK, BUT WE DO HAVE TO BE RESPECTFUL THAT OTHER PEOPLE DO WANT TO FINISH THEIR COMMENTS.

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>> I WAS JUST GIVING MY TIME AND I UNDERSTAND THAT.

THERE IS NO NEED TO REPLY.

THOSE WERE JUST COMMENTS.

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

>> THANK YOU. FIRST OF ALL, WELCOME PAM.

NICE TO HAVE YOU HERE.

I WOULD JUST LIKE TO TAKE A LITTLE COMMON SENSE HERE.

IN MY MIND, WHEN I SIT ON A BOARD, I'M NOT SITTING THERE AS DEBRA PLACKO.

I'M SITTING THERE AS THE COMMISSIONER FROM TAMARAC.

SO ANYTHING THAT I AM GOING TO VOTE ON, I'M NOT VOTING ME, I'M VOTING WHAT THE CITY WANTS.

I THINK WE NEED TO MAKE THAT DISTINCTION, THAT WE AS A VOTING MEMBER OF ANY BOARD WE SIT ON, WE HAVE TO VOTE WHAT OUR CITY WANTS, WHAT OUR CITY NEEDS.

I MAY NOT PERSONALLY LIKE IT, BUT WE HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT.

IF IT MEANS COMING BACK TO THIS COMMISSION, KNOWING IT'S GOING TO BE AN ISSUE SAYING, ''OKAY, I NEED TO VOTE, DO WE WANT MORE BIKE PATHS ALONG SOUTH GATE?'' WE'RE FOR IT OR AGAINST IT.

I MEAN, I JUST THINK THAT'S COMMON SENSE.

WE ARE REPRESENTING THE CITY, WE ARE NOT REPRESENTING OURSELF THERE ONLY.

LET'S USE A LITTLE COMMON SENSE.

>> I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO END DEBATE.

>> SO MOVE.

>> ACTUALLY, WE ALREADY HAVE A MOTION PENDING ON THE FLOOR.

MOTION TO END IT DOESN'T WORK.

YOU WANT TO CALL THE QUESTION? THAT'S HOW YOU GET IT TO END.

>> I HAVE A QUESTION MADAM PAM

>> PLEASE REFRAME, I CAN'T HEAR YOU.

>> YOU SAID CALL A QUESTION THERE? THAT WAS CALL A QUESTION MADAM PAM

>> NOT THE MOTION, YOU HEARD.

THE THING IS YOU CALL A QUESTION, NOT A MOTION.

BECAUSE WE ALREADY HAVE A MOTION PENDING.

I'M ASKING DO I HAVE ALL THE QUESTIONS?

>> IF YOU WANT

>> YOU ARE THE MAYOR, YOU RUN THIS MEETING.

ARE YOU QUESTIONING YOUR AUTHORITY?

>> PLACKO WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF SPEAKING.

>> I KNOW, BUT MY MOTION IS TO END DEBATE AND MOVE TO CALL THE QUESTION. THERE'S A SECOND.

>> YOU DON'T NEED A MOTION FOR YOU TO CALL A QUESTION.

CALL THE QUESTION

>> THERE'S A SECOND TO END DEBATE.

>>

>> THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR. THIS IS TO APPROVE ITEM CR13572. MR. BOLTON?

>> YES.

>> MR. GELIN?

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES.

>> VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS?

>> YES.

>> MAYOR GOMEZ?

>> NO.

>> THE MOTION PASSES FOUR TO ONE.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE ARE NOW MOVING TO

[8.d. TR13573 - Endorsing Vision Zero Plan to Eliminate All Traffic Related Fatalities and Serious Injuries by 2040]

3, 5, 7, 3, AND GOT THE VISIONS ZERO PLAN TO ELIMINATE ALL TRAFFIC-RELATED FATALITIES AND SERIOUS INJURIES BY 2040.

INTERESTED IN THE TRAINING, PLEASE KEEP UP FOR THE RECORD.

>> YES. RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION, CITY OF TAMARAC, AND DAWSON VISION ZERO PLAN TO ELIMINATE ALL TRAFFIC-RELATED FATALITIES AND SERIOUS INJURIES BY 2040.

PROVIDE FOR CONFLICTS, SEPARABILITY, PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

THIS RESOLUTION WAS REQUESTED BY COMMISSION GELIN.

>> SECOND.

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

>> THANK YOU.

>> PUBLIC COMMENT?

>> THERE IS NO PUBLIC COMMENT.

>> ALL COMMENTS ARE CLOSED.

ANY DISCUSSION MISSION BY THE COMMISSION?

>> I DO HAVE A PRESENTATION WHICH IS PREPARING.

>> YOU ARE OKAY?

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN, NOT IN OUR BACKUP.

WE HAD NO INFORMATION REGARDING IT, I MEAN, I'M FAMILIAR WITH IT.

I KNOW WHERE'S IT'S AT.

AS YOU DO AS WELL.

HE BOUGHT THE TORQUE. BUT IF YOU LOOK AT YOUR PRESENTATION ON THAT SO THAT WE CAN HAVE THE FEEDBACK.

>> IF THERE'S NO BACKUP, ADD SOMETHING THERE, SOMETHING THAT FITS WITH THE CITY MANAGER OUT OF THIS ITEM ON THE AGENDA AND SO BACKUPS TO BE PROVIDED FROM THE COMMISSION.

>> WELL. THIS ITEM WAS NOT MY ORIGINAL IDEA.

THIS ITEM WAS BROUGHT TO ME BY A RESIDENT DORIS SPAN WHO I'VE MET WITH A COUPLE OF TIMES IN SHIPMENT OR CONFERENCE, SHE EMAILED ME, I ASKED MY LEGISLATIVE AIDE DA ROGERS WHO RECENTLY GOT ACCEPTED INTO THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI LAW SCHOOL.

[02:10:04]

CONGRATULATIONS TO HER.

SHE DID THE RESEARCH ON THIS.

AND SO THERE'S A PLAN CALLED VISION ZERO AND IT'S TO ELIMINATE ALL TRAFFIC-RELATED FATALITIES AND SERIOUS INJURIES BY THE YEAR 2040.

SO I'M JUST HERE TO GIVE A BRIEF OVERVIEW AND HOPE TO HAVE COMMISSION'S SUPPORT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE I MEAN. WHAT IS VISION ZERO? IT'S JUST A STRATEGY TO ELIMINATE ALL TRAFFIC FATALITIES AND SEVERE INJURIES WHILE INCREASING SAFE, HEALTHY, EQUITABLE MOBILITY FOR ALL.

IT WAS FIRST IMPLEMENTED IN SWEDEN AND NOW IT'S GAINING STEAM HERE IN AMERICA.

NEXT SLIDE EVERY YEAR WE JUST SAY, WE JUST BELIEVE IT'S ACCEPTABLE THAT 40 THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE KILLED BY CAR ACCIDENTS AND OTHER TRAVEL-RELATED ACCIDENTS.

AND WE JUST CONSIDERED NORMAL, HERE WE ALL DRIVE, THINGS HAPPEN, PEOPLE DIE, AND THERE'S A NEW WAY OF THINKING TO AVOID THAT.

UNFORTUNATELY, OUR FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS, THEY HAVE TO SEE SOME OF THOSE BRUTAL ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS. NEXT SLIDE.

THERE'S A TRADITIONAL APPROACH OF LOOKING AT TRAFFIC SAFETY AND THE VISION ZERO APPROACH.

WE JUST BELIEVE TRAFFIC DEATHS ARE INEVITABLE AND VISION ZERO SAYS THEY'RE PREVENTABLE.

OR WE NEED PERFECT HUMAN BEHAVIOR TO AVOID IT OR WE CAN INTEGRATE A HUMAN FAILING APPROACH.

WE JUST NEED TO THINK A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENTLY IN ORDER TO HELP AVOID TRAFFIC-RELATED DEATHS.

SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE SAVING LIVES EXPENSIVE.

AND VISION ZERO SAYS, SAVING LIVES ARE NOT EXPENSIVE IF WE TAKE A SYSTEMS APPROACH VERSUS AN INDIVIDUAL APPROACH. NEXT SLIDE.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO IMPLEMENT A VISION ZERO PROGRAM? POLITICAL COMMITMENT AND THAT STARTS WITH US AS A COMMISSION BODY, MULTI-DISCIPLINARY LEADERSHIP.

THAT INCLUDES THE COMMISSION, OUR TAMARAC POLICE OR TAMARAC FIRE, BSO, THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, ALL RELATED PARTIES, BUT OUR COUNTING TRAFFIC DIVISION.

THEN WE IMPLEMENT AN ACTION PLAN AND THEN WE MAKE SURE THAT THERE'S EQUITY WITHIN THAT ACTION PLAN AND THAT NO PARTICULAR GROUP IS MORE HARM THAN OTHERS WITH THIS.

OF COURSE, WE'RE GOING TO NEED SOME COOPERATION AND COLLABORATION FROM VARIOUS STAKEHOLDERS IN ORDER FOR THIS TO WORK. NEXT SLIDE.

AGAIN, WE WOULD NEED TO TAKE A SYSTEMS-BASED APPROACH, EVALUATE DATA BECAUSE YOU CAN ALWAYS IMPROVE WHEN YOU EVALUATE DATA, WE ALWAYS WANT TO INCLUDE THE COMMUNITY AND WE'VE HEARD FROM OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS, WHETHER IT'S THAT HOTEL DEVELOPMENT IN WOODMONT, WHETHER IT'S THE WOODLANDS DEVELOPMENT IN THE WOODLANDS, TROPIC IS A MAJOR CONCERN FOR RESIDENTS IN OUR COMMUNITY, AND I BELIEVE THERE WILL BE A DISCUSSION ABOUT IT AT THE PLANNING COUNCIL TOMORROW.

OF COURSE, THERE'S TRANSPARENCY.

IF WE'RE TRANSPARENCY, EVERYONE HAS THE SAME INFORMATION.

WE CAN ALL OPERATE FROM A COMMONPLACE WHEN THERE IS TRANSPARENCY. NEXT SLIDE.

HERE ARE SOME MORE DETAILS ON THE ACTION STEPS.

ONE, WE SET A GOAL.

TWO, YOU AS THE MAYOR, MAYOR GOMEZ, YOU WOULD TAKE THE LEAD ON THIS IN TERMS OF FILLING OUT AN ONLINE SURVEY THAT THEY HAVE, WHICH WILL DEMONSTRATE OUR COMMITMENT TO VISION ZERO IF THIS RESOLUTION OR AGENDA ITEM HAS PASSED.

ONCE THE ACTION PLAN IS IN PLACE, WE MOVE FORWARD ON THIS AND I'LL LEAN ON A CITY MANAGER TO DETERMINE WHEN WE START ON THIS PROJECT IF IT'S APPROVED.

OF COURSE, WE START A TASK FORCE WHICH INCLUDES MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY AND MEMBERS OF VARIOUS DIFFERENT PARTIES. NEXT SLIDE.

THEN HERE ARE JUST SOME RECOMMENDED ACTIONABLE STRATEGIES.

I DON'T NEED TO READ THEM ALL.

WE'LL HAVE MORE DETAILS.

THERE'S A LOT OF INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE, BUT IT'S REALLY JUST A COMMITMENT TO ALL OF US HAVING A SAFER ENVIRONMENT. NEXT SLIDE.

THERE ARE SOME VISION ZERO COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY AND RIGHT HERE IN FLORIDA, TAMPA, HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, ORLANDO, WEST PALM BEACH, AND THE CITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE.

THIS IS NOT ONLY HERE IN THE US, BUT ALSO IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA AND IN OUR COUNTY AND NEIGHBORING COUNTIES. NEXT SLIDE.

AGAIN, I JUST WANT TO THANK DORIS SPAN A TAMARAC RESIDENT FOR BRINGING THIS ITEM TO MY ATTENTION.

I WANT TO THANK DA ROGERS, MY LEGISLATIVE AIDE, FOR PUTTING THIS TOGETHER AND DOING THE RESEARCH.

I'M SURE THAT THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY CLERK WILL GET MORE INFORMATION TO THE COMMISSION.

AND SO JUST LOOKING FOR SUPPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO MOVE THIS ITEM FORWARD. THANK YOU.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

>> THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR. EXCELLENT PRESENTATION.

OUR COMMISSIONER GELIN, I AGREE WITH YOU.

[02:15:02]

CAN YOU ASK THE CITY CLERK TO ADMIT THE PRESENTATION IN THE RECORD AS EXHIBIT WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT, SO THAT THERE IS BACKUP INFORMATION AND THEN THAT PRESENTATION CAN THEN BE SENT TO US?

>> SURE. THANK YOU.

>> SO THEY COLLECTED HERE.

>> YOU GOT IT

>> EXHIBIT A.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> ANYBODY ELSE HAVING A CONCERN? SEEING NONE, I WILL SAY THAT ADD GOING TO GALLERIES POINTED OUT MS. SPAN HAS BEEN A VERY ACTIVE MEMBER OF OUR COMMUNITY, ESPECIALLY AFTER HER HUSBAND DIED AND THE CREATION OF HER DON'T FORGET LILY FOUNDATION SHE HAD ALREADY SET.

SHE HAD SENT ME THE SAME PROPOSAL AND I KNEW SHE WOULD SEND IT OFF TO YOU, COMMISSIONER GELIN, WHICH GENE I TALKED ABOUT IT AND I'D BE VERY HAPPY TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT OUR CAUSE, TO HELP THE DON'T FORGET LILY FOUNDATION AND THE NARROW END ON WHATEVER THE CITY WE NEED TO DO AS IT WOULD BE BROUGHT BACK TO US IN A COMPLETE PLAN.

NO OTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS DECLARED COMPATIBLE?

>> VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS.

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN.

>>YES.

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

>> YES.

>> AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

>> YES.

>> THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY 5-0.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE WILL NOW MOVE TO ORDINANCES ON FIRST READING CO2455 CREATION AND THE RUTH BADER GINSBURG COMMISSION.

[9.a. TO2455 - Creation of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Commission]

PLEASE READ THE TITLE FOR THE RECORD

>> APOLOGIES. IN ORDER CITY COMMISSIONERS, CITY TAMARAC, FLORIDA AMENDING CHAPTER 2, ADMINISTRATION, ARTICLE 3, BOARDS COMMITTEES, FORMATION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

CODE UP ORDINATES DIVISION 5, THE UNITED STATES SUPREME JUSTICE.

RUTH BADER GINSBURG COMMISSION STAFFS, WOMAN PROVIDED FOR APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS, PROVIDE FOR HIS TERMINAL OFFICE, PROVIDE FOR DUTIES AND POWERS, PROVIDE FOR CONFLICTS, PROVIDE FOR SEVERAL ABILITIES, PROVIDE FOR CODIFICATION, AND PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. SECOND.

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> COMMISSIONER CALHOUN, DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES WILL PROVIDE A SHORT PRESENTATION. PLEASE PROCEED.

>> WELL. AM COMMISSIONER CALHOUN DIRECTOR FOR AND RESOURCES FOR THE CITY.

>> I THINK YOU HAVE MUTED ALL THE LINES ON

>> LORENZO, PLEASE GO ONLINE WITH US.

IT DOESN'T APPEAR LIKE YOU ARE ONE OF US.

LORENZO? SORRY.

IT APPEARS THAT, MR. CALHOUN IS HAVING SOME IT ISSUES.

>> MADAM MAYOR, GIVE US A MINUTE, WE'LL GET HIM BACK.

>> OKAY.

>> MADAM MAYOR I'M HERE, IF YOU CAN HEAR ME.

>> ARE YOU THERE? THANK YOU.

>> YES I'M HERE. I APOLOGIZE.

>> NO WORRIES. WELCOME BACK.

>> DISCONNECTED SOMEHOW, BUT I AM BACK.

I WILL SHARE MY SCREEN AT THIS TIME.

>> GREAT.

>> BEFORE YOU TODAY, IS TEMPORARY ORDINATES 2,455.

THIS WAS REQUESTED DURING THE JANUARY 13TH COMMISSION MEETING, BY COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

HE INTRODUCED THE VISION TO CREATE A COMMISSION OF BOARD IN HONOR OF THE LATE GREAT SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG, TO STUDY AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE ISSUES CONFRONTING WOMEN IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY AGREED THAT DAY, AND DIRECTED THE CITY ATTORNEY TO DRAFT AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE THE RUTH BADER GINSBURG COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN.

IT'S TEMPORARY ORDINANCE 2,455, AS WAS MENTIONED PREVIOUSLY, IT WAS PREPARED AND AS BEFORE THE COMMISSION TODAY, FOR CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL.

THIS PARTICULAR PERMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN,

[02:20:01]

FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS PARTICULAR BOARD IS TO CONTINUE BUILDING ON THE GREAT FOUNDATION OF EQUAL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN THAT WAS LAID BY JUSTICE GINSBURG.

THE RUTH BADER GINSBURG COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN WILL EDUCATE AND ADVOCATE FOR WOMEN, REGARDING ECONOMIC, HEALTH, AND SOCIAL ISSUES CONFRONTING WOMEN IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

TO SHARE A BIT OF BACKGROUND ON JUSTICE GINSBURG, SHE WAS A PIONEER FOR GENDER EQUALITY, AND DURING HER LEGAL CAREER, SHE BROKE MANY BARRIERS WHICH INCLUDED THE WORD 'LIMITED TO', BEING THE FIRST FEMALE MEMBER OF THE HARVARD LAW REVIEW, GRADUATING AT THE TOP OF HER LAW SCHOOL CLASS FROM COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL, CO-FOUNDING THE WOMEN'S RIGHTS PROJECT AT THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, THROUGH WHICH SHE ARGUED SIX LANDMARK CASES ON GENDER EQUALITY BEFORE THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT.

SHE ALSO SPEARHEADED THE PASSAGE OF THE LILLY LED BETTER FAIR PAY ACT OF 2009, TO PROVIDE FAIR PAY FOR WOMEN, AND MAY I ADD THAT IT WAS THE FIRST PIECE OF LEGISLATION SIGNED BY THEN PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA.

TO THAT END, THIS COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN WILL BUILD ON THE LEGACY OF JUSTICE GINSBURG BY PROMOTING AND EMPOWERING WOMEN IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

THE RUTH BADER GINSBURG COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN, SHALL BE MADE UP OF FIVE MEMBERS WHO ARE APPOINTED BY THE CITY COMMISSION.

THE RUTH BADER GINSBURG COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN WILL BE CHARGED WITH STUDYING AND MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS RELATED TO BROAD ISSUES OF FAIR AND EQUAL TREATMENT, INCLUDING POLICIES AND PRACTICES, EMPLOYMENT LIMIT CONDITIONS, HEALTH CARE, EDUCATION TO NAME A FEW AREAS FOR RESEARCH AND RECOMMENDATIONS.

THE RUTH BADER GINSBURG COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN, WILL ALSO MONITOR THE CITY'S PAY SCALES TO ENSURE EQUAL PAY FOR WOMEN PERFORMING THE SAME WORK AS MEN, RECOMMEND ANY CHANGES TO THE CITY POLICIES OR ORDINANCES, THAT THEY FIND DURING THEIR STUDY OR RESEARCH, THEY'LL PERFORM ANY OTHER FUNCTIONS AS DIRECTED BY THIS CITY COMMISSION, AND THEY WILL OPERATE UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT.

THE CREATION OF THE RUTH BADER GINSBURG COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN SUPPORTS THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

STRATEGIC GOAL NUMBER ONE, TAMARAC IS HOME AND ALSO ALIGNS WITH STRATEGIC GOAL NUMBER SIX, TAMARAC IS A DYNAMIC WORKPLACE.

THEREFORE, I AM REQUESTING THE CITY COMMISSIONS CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF TEMPORARY ORDINATES 2,455, CREATING THE RUTH BADER GINSBURG COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN ON FIRST READING. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH DIRECTOR

>> THERE ARE NOT MADAM MAYOR.

>> EXCELLENT. PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION BY THE COMMISSION? BEING NO HANDS RAISED

>> I HAD MY HANDS RAISED, IT JUST WENT AWAY, BUT I JUST WANT TO COMMEND COMMISSIONER BOLTON FOR BRINGING THIS UP.

>> THANK YOU. ANY FURTHER COMMENTS, COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES. ABSOLUTELY THREE THUMBS UP FOR THIS ONE. GOOD JOB.

>> THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER BOLTON, I HAPPEN TO AGREE WITH THEM BOTH.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON, YOU HAVE YOUR HANDS UP NOW, DO YOU WISH TO SPEAK?

>> NO, I WAS JUST GOING TO ASK COMMISSIONER PLACKO, HOW SHE GETS THREE THUMBS.

I'M TRYING TO DO IT.

>> TRYING TO GIVE YOU AN EXTRA ONE.

>>

>>

>> THANK YOU.

>> WE'RE GOING TO CALL THE QUESTION, PLEASE.

CITY CLERK PLEASE CALL ROLL.

>> THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER, GELIN?

>> YES.

>> VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON?

>>YES.

>> MAYOR GOMEZ.

>> YES.

>> MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY, 5-0.

>> THANK YOU. NOW MOVING TO 93T02457 AMENDING SECTION 2 DIE 58A

[9.b. TO2457 - Amending Section 2-58(a) "Application Process"]

>> I WANT TO THANK THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC FOR, AMENDING ARTICLE 3 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCE AND TIRED OF BULLETS COMMITTEES COMMISSIONED, BY SPECIFICALLY AMENDING SECTION 2 DIE 58A, APPLICATION PROCESS BY PROVIDING FOR DISCRETION AND FLEXIBILITY WENT OUT OF TIME, SO BOARD AND COMMITTEE VACANT SEATS, PROVIDE FOR CONFLICTS, PROVIDE FOR SEPARABILITY, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DAY. THANK YOU MADAM MAYOR.

>> THANK YOU. ANY MOTION OR SECOND?

>> SLOW MOVE.

>> SECOND.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. CITY CLERK IS AVAILABLE FOR ANY QUESTIONS? CITY CLERK ARE THERE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS?

>> THERE ARE NO PUBLIC COMMENTS MA'AM.

>> THANK YOU, PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

ANY DISCUSSION BY THIS COMMISSION? SEEING NONE, CITY CLERK, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

[02:25:02]

>> THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER BOLTON?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES.

>> VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS?

>>YES.

>> MAYOR GOMEZ.

>>YES.

>> THANK YOU. THE MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY, 5-0.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. MOVING NOW TO 9302451 AMENDING CHAPTER 2,

[9.c. TO2461 - Amending Chapter 2 "Comprehensive Procedures" Random Voting]

CONFIDENTIAL PROCEDURES, RANDOM AND VOTING.

COMMISSIONER GELIN, READ IT LOUD FOR THE RECORD.

>> YES. IN HONOR OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 2 OF THE CITY CODE OF HONEST AND TIME ADMINISTRATION, MINUTE ARTICLE 2, IN TIME OF THE CITY COMMISSION, MORE SPECIFICALLY AMENDING SECTION 2, DIAL 34 ENTITLED COMPREHENSIVE PROCEDURE FOR CITY COMMISSION MEANS TO PROVIDE IN SUBSECTION K, VOTING PROCEDURES AND ORDER VOLUMES AT THE CITY COMMISSION.

SHE'LL ROTATE IN A RANDOM MANNER FOR ALL MEMBERS, PROVIDE FOR CODIFICATION, PROVIDE FOR CONFLICTS, PROVIDE FOR SUITABILITY, PROVIDE FOR EFFECTIVE DATE.

THIS ORDINANCE WAS REQUESTED BY VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I NEED A MOTION AND A SECOND.

>> SLOW MOVE.

>> SECOND.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. CITY CLERK, ANY COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC?

>> WE DO NOT HAVE ANY, MADAM MAYOR.

>> ALL THE COMMENTS NOW CLOSED.

DISCUSSION BY THIS COMMISSION? VICE MAYOR, THIS WAS YOUR.

>> I HAVE NO QUESTION.

>> JUST GIVE ME YOUR COMMENTS,

>> NO COMMENTS.

>> THIS WAS YOUR PRESENTATION THAT YOU ASKED FOR.

>> I THINK IT CLEARLY STATING, WHAT IT'S INTENDED TO DO. THANK YOU.

>> USE THE FLOOR VICE MAYOR, IF YOU DIDN'T WANT IT, THAT'S FINE. COMMISSIONER BOLTON?

>> THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR. I RECEIVED THE VOTING ROTATION SURVEYS SENT BY THE CITY MANAGER YESTERDAY.

I'M NOT SURE IF IT'S ADMITTED INTO THE RECORD, BUT I HOPE IT IS, SO FROM LOOKING AT DIFFERENT CITIES, I SEE THAT CORAL SPRINGS HAS THE MAYOR VOTING FIRST IF NECESSARY.

SOME OTHER CITIES HAVE ROTATIONS, SOME OTHER CITIES HAVE MAYOR VOTING LAST, ETC.

THE QUESTION FOR THE CITY ATTORNEY, IS THERE A PROPER OR IMPROPER WAY FOR THE MAYOR OR THE COMMISSIONERS TO VOTE, WHETHER IT'S BY SOUND OR VOTE LAST, VOTE FIRST, VOTE BY ALPHABETICAL ORDER OR IS IT JUST A POLICY DECISION? WHATEVER WE WANT AS THE COMMISSION.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON, I BELIEVE YOUR LAST STATEMENT IS A DECISION THAT WAS CREATED BY A FORMER COMMISSION IN TERMS OF THE RULES OF PROCEDURE AND THIS COMMISSION COULD CHANGE IT IN ANY MANNER THAT THEY THEY WISH.

>> I WOULD LIKE THIS VOTING ROTATION TO BE THE MAYOR VOTES FIRST, AND EVERYBODY ELSE VOTES IN RANDOM ORDER.

>> I WOULD LIKE

>> CAN YOU REPEAT THAT PLEASE?

>> THE MAYOR WOULD VOTE FIRST, AND THEN EVERYBODY ELSE VOTES RANDOMLY, SO THE WAY WE HAVE IT NOW IS THAT EVERYBODY VOTES RANDOMLY, BUT THE MAYOR VOTES LAST, I'D LIKE TO TRY A NEW WAY WHERE THE MAYOR VOTES FIRST, AND EVERYBODY VOTES RANDOMLY.

>> ARE YOU DONE?

>>YES.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> YEAH. SOMEONE THIS ITEM WAS FIRST BROUGHT UP, I DID HAVE SOME CONCERN.

I'M SENSITIVE TO THE APPEARANCE OR THE REPUTATION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, AND THE LAST THING I WANT IS FOR PEOPLE TO VIEW THE CITY OF TAMARAC IN A NEGATIVE LIGHT WHEN THE MINORITY COMMUNITY IS THE MAJORITY ON THE COMMISSION DEUS.

[02:30:07]

I ASKED THE CITY MANAGER TO HAVE THE CITY CLERK FIND OUT WHAT IS THE VOTING ROTATION IN OTHER CITIES BECAUSE I DO A LOT OF GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING, I GO TO A LOT OF COMMISSION MEETINGS, AND IN MY EXPERIENCE, IN MOST OF THE COMMISSION MEETINGS, I GO TO THE MAYOR VOTES LAST.

I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED TO SEE THE DOCUMENT THAT WAS SHARED AND THAT CAME BACK LAST NIGHT.

THAT DID SHOW THAT THERE IS SOME VARIETY IN THE WAY SOME CITY COMMISSIONS HAVE THEIR VOTING ROTATION.

AS A NEW COMMISSION, IT IS UP TO US TO EVALUATE EVERYTHING WHICH WE HAVE BEEN DOING IN THE LAST COUPLE OF MEETINGS AND DETERMINE IF WE'D LIKE THINGS THE WAY THEY ARE OR IF WE WANT TO MAKE SOME CHANGE.

I ALWAYS LIKE TO DO SOME RESEARCH BEFORE MAKING A CHANGE.

AGAIN, WHEN IT COMES TO HAVING OUR OWN POLICE DEPARTMENT, THAT'S JUST AN IDEA.

WE CAN LOOK AT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE DOING, DO SOME STUDIES AND THEN DETERMINE IF YOU WANT TO DO THE THINGS THE WAY THEY'VE BEEN DOING THEM OR MAKE A CHANGE.

BUT I NEVER WANT TO MAKE A DECISION WITHOUT FINDING OUT WHAT OTHER CITIES ARE DOING.

AS I STATED EARLIER, CITY OF PEMBROKE PINES WHICH IS A VERY LARGE CITY, THEY MAKE A DECISION AFTER A NEW ELECTION AND DECIDE HOW THEY WANT TO DO THE VOTING ROTATION.

TWO OUT OF 18 CITIES DO SOME RANDOM SELECTION.

SEVEN OUT OF 18 CITIES HAVE SOME ORGANIZED ROTATION.

THERE'S ONE CITY WHERE THE MAYOR DOESN'T VOTE AT ALL.

AS MAYOR BOLTON SAID IN CORAL SPRINGS, A LARGE CITY, BIGGER BUDGET, LARGER POPULATION, OUR NEIGHBORS, THE MAYOR VOTES FIRST.

THE MAYOR SEAT IS A LEADERSHIP SEAT, IT'S A LEADERSHIP POSITION.

WHY NOT HAVE THE MAYOR TAKE THE LEAD AND VOTE FIRST ON MATTERS, AND THEN WE FOLLOW.

WE FOLLOW LEAD OF OUR LEADER AND OUR MAYOR. I DO LIKE THAT.

I WOULD JUST LIKE TO ADD A FRIENDLY AMENDMENT WHERE AFTER AN ELECTION, THE COMMISSION AS A WHOLE MAKES A DECISION ON HOW WE WANT THE VOTING ROTATION TO BE.

THAT WAY WHEN THERE'S A NEW BODY, THE NEW BODY DOESN'T ASSUME, TAKE THE SAME ASSUMPTION OF WHAT THE PRIOR COMMISSION DID.

THAT NEW BODY CAN MAKE ITS NEW LAW AS TO HOW THEY WANT TO OPERATE. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU FOR YOUR OPINIONS COMMISSIONER.

WE WILL NOW GO TO COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

>> THANK YOU. I'D LIKE TO ASK OUR CITY ATTORNEY.

I'M I CORRECT THAT OUR CODE STATES THAT THE MAYOR WILL ALWAYS BREAK A TIE?

>> WHICH SECTION COMMISSIONER PLACKO? I KNOW OBVIOUSLY, THE ONLY PROVISIONS THAT DEAL WITH VOTING ROTATION OFF THE TOP MY HEAD, WHICH WE AMENDED WAS THE MAYOR VOTE LAST.

I REVIEWED THE RULES OF PROCEDURE AND I DID NOT SEE ANYTHING IN THE RULES OF PROCEDURE THAT THE MAYOR IS RESPONSIBLE TO BREAK A TIE OFF THE TOP MY HEAD.

>> OKAY. THEN LET ME POSE THE QUESTION IF WE HAVE A 2-2 TIE.

>> WELL, IF YOU HAVE FIVE MEMBERS.

IF THE MAYOR VOTE LAST OR FIRST, THERE WILL NEVER BE A TIME.

>> GOOD POINT. SORRY ABOUT THAT.

>> OKAY.

THANK YOU, HANS. I APPRECIATE THAT.

I WOULD SUPPORT THE MAYOR VOTING FIRST AS A COURTESY.

I THINK SHE IS THE MAYOR, SHE SHOULD TAKE THE LEAD AND SHE SHOULD VOTE FIRST, NOT THE RANDOM SELECTION.

THAT'S MY THREE STEMS.

>> THANK YOU, VICE MAYOR.

>> I WOULD PREFER THE RANDOM, BUT FIRST IS ALSO FINE WITH ME.

I REALLY DON'T HAVE A PREFERENCE.

MY COMMENT IS SIMILAR TO COMMISSIONER GELIN'S AND I'LL MOVE FORWARD WITH AMENDING IT AS HE PROPOSED WITH THE NEW COMMISSION COMING IN, YOU CHANGE IT AS YOU GO.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT'S VERY SIMPLE.

CAN BE DONE FROM ONE READING TO THE NEXT.

>> ACTUALLY, HAS TO BE DONE BY ORDINANCE BECAUSE ONLY ORDINANCES CAN AMEND OTHER ORDINANCES AND THIS IS NOT ORDINANCE.

AS FAR AS IF THE COMMISSION WISHES FOR ME TO GO FIRST.

I'D GO LAST ON ALL THIS STUFF FOR WHEN I TRY TO BE

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RESPECTFUL OF EVERYBODY HAVING THEIR CHANCE TO HAVE THEIR OPINIONS AND THEIR OWN SPEAK FIRST.

THAT'S WHY I'VE ALWAYS SPOKEN LAST.

I HAVE WATCHED OTHER MAYORS WHO ALWAYS SPOKE FIRST, AND I NEVER THOUGHT THAT WAS PROPER.

THIS BEING TO GO VOTE FIRST, IF THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT, NOT A PROBLEM ON MY HANDS.

CALL THE QUESTION. PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> MADAM MAYOR, JUST AS A POINT OF ORDER THOUGH, WE DIDN'T DISCUSS WHETHER YOU SPEAK FIRST OR LAST, WE DISCUSSED WHETHER YOU VOTE FIRST OR LAST.

>> I'M AWARE OF THAT. THANK YOU.

I'M JUST SAYING IN GENERAL, THE REASON WHY I DO THINGS AND BEING SAID TO WATCH WHAT THE MAYOR DOES HAVE ANY VOTE FIRST.

I'M SAYING IN GENERAL.

IT'S MY COMMENT COMMISSIONER BOLTON, BUT THANK YOU.

>> YOU JUST USED SPEAK INSTEAD OF VOTE.

I JUST WANTED TO.

>> I DIDN'T SAY THAT, I KNOW MY WORDS I WAS USING.

I WAS TALKING ABOUT SPEAKING, BUT I'M SAYING I HAVE NO PROBLEM VOTING FIRST IF THAT IS WHAT THE COMMISSION WISHES,

>> FOR CLARITY, THE MOTION FOR THE MAYOR TO VOTE FIRST, FOR EVERYONE ELSE TO VOTE RANDOMLY AND THEN HAVE AN ELECTION, THE COMMISSION WILL DECIDE THE ROTATION.

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN.

>> YES.

>> VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS.

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

>> YES.

>> MAYOR GOMEZ.

>> YES.

>> THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY FIVE TO ZERO.

>> THANK YOU. MOVING ON TO ORDINANCES ON SECOND READING 11A 302437

[11.a. TO2437 - Revised Flood Ordinance]

>> THANK YOU. ORDERS OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA.

AMENDING CHAPTER 8 OF THE CODE OF ORDERS TO THE CITY OF TAMARAC ENTITLED: FLOOD PREVENTION AND PROTECTION.

I'M IN ARTICLE 1 ENTITLED ADMINISTRATION MUST SPECIFICALLY AMEND IN SECTION 8-9, ENTITLED BASIS FOR ESTABLISHED FLOOD HAZARD AREAS.

ARTICLE 2, ENTITLED DEFINITION BY SPECIFICALLY AMENDING SECTION 8-47, DEFINITION IS USING THIS CHAPTER.

ARTICLE 3 ENTITLED; FLOOD RESISTANT DEVELOPMENT BY SPECIFICALLY AMENDING SECTION 8-48-2, SECTION 8-48.3 AND SECTION 8-59.

SPECIFIC METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS AS MANDATE BY FEMALE, PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, PROVIDING FOR SUITABILITY, PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I NEED A MOTION IN SECOND.

>>

>> THANK VERY MUCH. CITY CLERK, ARE THERE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS?

>> THERE ARE NOT.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH PUBLIC COMMENTS.

NOW I'LL CLOSE THE DISCUSSION BY THE COMMISSION.

CITY CLERK, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> YES.

>> VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS.

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN.

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

>> YES.

>> MAYOR GOMEZ.

>> YES.

>> MOTION IS APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY FIVE TO ZERO.

>> THANK YOU. GOING TO 11BC024474 FILE

[11.b. TO2447 - Ordinance requiring Electric Charging Stations in all multifamily and nonresidential new development]

DISTRICT ATTORNEY, PLEASE READ THE TITLE FOR THE RECORD.

>> IN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 10 TO THE CITY OF TAMARAC CODE OF ORDINANCE ENTITLED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE BY AMENDING ARTICLE 4 ENTITLED DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN SECTION 10-4.3 ENTITLED OFF-STREET PARKING AND LOADING BY CREATING SECTION 10-4.3J ENTITLED ELECTRIC VEHICLE PARKING REQUIREMENTS, AMENDED ARTICLE 6 ENTITLE RULES OF CONSTRUCTION DEFINITION.

SPECIFICALLY AMENDED SECTION 10-6.3 ENTITLED AUDIT TERMS AND DEFINITION REVIVED FOR ADDITIONAL TERMS AND DEFINITIONS FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS.

PROVIDE FOR CODIFICATION, PROVIDE FOR CONFLICT, PROVIDE FOR SEPARABILITY ,PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. WE NEED A MOTION TO SECOND.

>>

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. IT'S NOW TIME FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS.

CITY CLERK, DO WE HAVE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS?

>> WE DO NOT.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> YEAH.

>> THANK YOU. VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON?

>> YEAH.

>> THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES.

>> AND MAYOR GOMEZ?

>> YES.

>> MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY FIVE TO ZERO.

>> EXCELLENT. THANK YOU. WE MOVE

[02:40:01]

11CT02452 ORDINANCE AMENDING THE OVERLAY DISTRICT TO SPEC APPROVAL OF EXTERIOR COLOR,

[11.c. TO2452 - Ordinance amending the Woodlands Overlay District to strike approval of exterior colors for single family homes from the City’s authority and granting approval to the WHOA]

THE SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES AND CITIES AUTHORITY

>> ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA AMENDED CHAPTER 10 OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC I AMENDED ARTICLE 2 ENTITLED SPECIFICALLY AMENDED SECTION 10-10-2.7C, ENTITLED WOMEN'S 10-2.7C7 ENTITLED EXTERNAL COLLEGE FOR SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLINGS AS SAYING THIS NOW WITHIN THE PURVIEW OF THE WOMAN'S HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION PROVIDE FOR CODIFICATION, PROVIDE FOR CONFLICT, PROVIDE

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE MOVE TO SECOND.

>>

>> SECOND.

>> THANK YOU. CITY CLERK, ARE THERE ANY PUBLIC COMMENT?

>> THERE ARE NOT.

>> PUBLIC COMMENTS NOW CLOSED AND DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS COMMISSION.

SEEING NONE, CITY CLERK PLEASE POLL THE

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> YES.

>> VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS?

>> YES.

>> AND MAYOR GOMEZ?

>> YES.

>>

>> 11DC02454 ORDINANCE

[11.d. TO2454 - Ordinance Sister Cities Committee amending membership from seven (7) to five (5) members]

AMENDING MEMBERSHIP OF SEVEN TO FIVE MEMBERS INTERESTED

>> YES, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA AMENDING CHAPTER 2 REGISTRATION ARTICLE 3 I AMENDED SECTION 2 SISTER CITIES COMMITTEE, PROVIDED FOR CONFLICTS, PROVIDED FOR SEPARABILITY, PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH

>> MOTION'S APPROVED.

>> SECOND.

>> CITY CLERK, IS THERE ANY PUBLIC COMMENT?

>> THERE ARE NOT, MADAM MAYOR.

>> ANY DISCUSSIONS BY THIS COMMISSION? BEING NONE,

>> VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS?

>> YEAH.

>> SORRY, THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU. VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON?

>> YES.

>> AND MAYOR GOMEZ?

>> YES.

>> MOTION PASSED IS UNANIMOUSLY FIVE TO ZERO.

>> EXCELLENT. NOW 11E02456 AMENDING

[11.e. TO2456 - Amending Section 2-425 "Travel Expense"]

SECTION 2-

>> FLORIDA AMENDING CHAPTER 2 ADMINISTRATION, AMENDED ARTICLE 12 ENTITLED TRAVELS SPECIFICALLY AMENDED SECTION 2-242 ENTITLED TRAVEL EXPENSE TO PROVIDE FOR AN OPTIONAL FIXED EXPENSE ACCOUNT FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS UPON REQUEST, PROVIDE FOR CODIFICATION, PROVIDE FOR CONFLICTS, PROVIDE FOR SEPARABILITY, PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

I JUST WANT TO NOTE FOR THE RECORD ON THIS ORDINATES MEMBERS COMMISSION AFTER SPEAKING TO THE MANAGER.

THIS WILL NOT INCLUDE THE CAR ALLOWANCE.

THE CAR ALLOWANCE IS A SEPARATE ITEM THAT HAS BEEN GIVEN TO THE COMMISSION.

THIS IS A SEPARATE TRAVEL EXPENSE ACCOUNT THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE CAR ALLOWANCE.

JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE IS CLEAR FOR THE RECORD.

ADDITIONALLY, JUST A MINOR AMENDMENT FROM SPEAKING TO THE MANAGER THAT THERE WILL BE A MINOR REVISION OF LANGUAGE.

THERE WILL BE A FIXED EXPENSE ACCOUNT WITH A MINIMUM AMOUNT OF 15000.

JUST WANT TO CORRECT THAT. OKAY.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH

>> MOTION TO APPROVE.

>> SECOND.

>> CITY CLERK, ARE THERE ANY PUBLIC COMMENT?

>> THERE OR NOT

>> PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED DURING DISCUSSION BY THIS COMMISSION CITY CLERK POLL THE ROLL.

>> VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON?

>> YES.

>> AND MAYOR GOMEZ?

>> NO.

>> THE MOTION PASSES FOUR TO ONE.

>>

[11.f. TO2458 - Amending Chapter 2 - "Comprehensive Procedures"]

AMENDING CHAPTER 2 COMPREHENSIVE PROCEDURES

[02:45:01]

>> YES, ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA AMENDED CHAPTER 2 OF THE CITY CODE OF ORDINANCES ENTITLED ADMINISTRATION, SPECIFICALLY AMENDED SECTION 2-29, 2-32 AND 2- 34, PROVIDE FOR A NEW MEETING TIME FOR THE SECOND REGULAR CITY COMMISSION MEETING, PROVIDE FOR THE CITY COMMISSION AS A BODY TO REGULATE DEBATE AND PUBLIC DISCUSSION, PROVIDE FOR PAID LEGISLATIVE AID, PROVIDED FOR THE PLACEMENT OF FOUR ITEMS ON THE AGENDA BY A MEMBER OF THE CITY COMMISSION, PROVIDE FOR THE READING OF PROCLAMATION BY THE SPONSOR AND PROVIDE ASSURANCE OF THE KEYS TO THE CITY BY THE SPONSOR AND PROVIDE FOR A CODIFICATION, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, PROVIDE FOR SEPARABILITY, PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DAY.

JUST WHAT THIS TITLE RELATING TO KEYS TO THE CITY AND IN PROCLAMATION, THAT'S NOT IN THE BODY.

JUST WANT TO MAKE THAT AS A RECORD. OKAY.

>> SO I'LL MOVE.

>> I DON'T KNOW.

THANK YOU. I WAS GOING TO ASK I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND YOUR LAST COMMENT.

>> THE TITLE REFERENCE PROCLAMATION AND KEYS TO THE CITY.

WE HAVE A SEPARATE RESOLUTION DEALING WITH BOTH THOSE ITEMS.

>> ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. SO, IT'S INCLUSIVE DO YOU HAVE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS?

>> NO, MA'AM.

>> SEEING THAT THERE'S NO PUBLIC COMMENTS, PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

ANY DISCUSSIONS BY THE COMMISSION? BEING NONE, CITY CLERK PLEASE POLL THE ROLL.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> YES.

>> VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES.

>> AND MAYOR GOMEZ?

>> NO.

>> THE MOTION PASSES FOUR TO ONE.

>> GOING TO 11GC02459 AMENDING SECTION 6-148,

[11.g. TO2459 - Amending Section 6-148 “Exclusions and Exceptions to Bid Proposal Requirements”]

THE

>> IN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA AMENDED CHAPTER 6 ENTITLED FINANCE AND TAXATION AMENDED ARTICLE 5, ENTITLED TAMARAC PROCUREMENT CODE SPECIFICALLY AMENDED SECTION 6-148, ENTITLED EXCLUSION EXCEPTION TO BID AND PROPOSE A REQUIREMENT OF THE TAMARAC CODE OF ORDINANCES PROVIDE FOR CONFLICT, PROVIDE FOR SEPARABILITY, PROVIDE FOR CODIFICATION, PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THE MOTION AND SECOND.

>> SOME OF US.

>> SECONDS.

>> OKAY. CITY CLERK, YOU'VE GOT TO PICK WHICH ONE YOU HEARD FIRST? IS THERE ANY PUBLIC COMMENT?

>> THEY ARE NOT.

>> BEING THAT THERE ARE NO PUBLIC COMMENTS, PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED AND THE CONVERSATION BY

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> YEAH.

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON?

>> YEAH.

>> VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS?

>> YES.

>> AND MAYOR GOMEZ?

>> NO.

>> THE MOTION PASSES FOUR TO ONE.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AT THIS TIME, PROBABLY 12:18 AND WE HAVE NOT TAKEN A BREAK YET.

WE HAVE FEW ITEMS THAT THERE WAS REQUEST FOR CALLS FOR LUNCH.

SO IT IS 12:18.

BE BACK HERE AT 12:50.

DOES THAT GIVE EVERYBODY ENOUGH TIME TO DO WHAT WE NEED TO DO?

>> NO.

>> 40 MINUTES IS NOT.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO GO TO LUNCH AT 12:30 FOR 45 MINUTES.

>> ARE WE JUST BEING ARGUMENTATIVE AT THIS POINT?

>> NO, I WOULD LIKE TO GO FOR LUNCH AT 12:30 OR 45 MINUTES.

>> WELL, YOU KNOW WHAT. HERE'S WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO INSTEAD.

WE'RE GOING TO GO TO LUNCH NOW AND WE WILL BE BACK HERE AT 12:50

>> NO. WHY CANT WE EXTEND IT TO 1 O'CLOCK.

>> SHALL WE ASK WE'RE ON RECESS AT 12:50

>> IF SHE'S NOT IN, YOU'RE THE VICE MAN, YOU CAN TAKE THE FLOOR AND YOU CAN DISCUSS THE LUNCH HOUR IF YOU WANT.

>> CAN I GET A VOTE ON THAT AT LUNCHTIME PERIOD.

>> WE WILL ALL GO TO LUNCH AT 12:30 AND THEN COME BACK 45 MINUTES AFTERWARDS, THAT'S 1:15.

[02:50:03]

>> CAN I GET A MOTION AND SECOND?

>> MOTION TO APPROVE, SECOND.

>> HOW DID YOU DO THIS LEGALLY IF I PUT THIS INTO A MOTION TO

>>

>> LEGALLY AND I HAVE THE GAVEL BACK.

I'M HERE, I PUT THIS IN RECESS.

YOU DON'T HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO OVERRULE THE RECESS.

>> MAYOR, THE COMMISSION AS A BODY HAS AUTHORITY TO DETERMINE RECESS.

>> BUT NOT IF I ALREADY HAD CALLED IT, I'D ALREADY CALLED IT.

>> NO MA'AM.

>> YOU KNOW WHAT? THAT'S FINE.

IF YOU PEOPLE WANT TO EXTEND THIS SO LONG THAT YOU WANT TO BE HERE LATER AND THEN COMPLAIN ABOUT IT, HAVE AT IT. PULL THE QUESTION.

>> NOW I'M HERE MS. JENNIFER.

>> MR. BOLTON.

>> YEAH.

>> MRS. PATEL

>> I DON'T CARE.

>> GABBY, YES OR NO?

>> FINE. THE MAJORITY WANTS TO GO FOR THE LUNCH AT 12:00, SO I DON'T CARE. THAT'S FINE.

>> MR. GELIN?

>> YES.

>> MAYOR

>> YES.

>> MAYOR GOMEZ.

>> RIDICULOUS. FINE. YES.

>> QUESTION FOR MR. HANS?

>> YES.

>> WHEN WE'RE ANSWERING A ROLL CALL IS IT OPEN FOR DISCUSSION OR IT'S JUST A YES OR NO QUESTION.

>> YES OR NO. ROLL CALL IS VOTE.

>> IT'S A VOTE.

>> THANK YOU.

>> IN TERMS, CITY ATTORNEY, YOU'VE PROVIDED A MEMO YESTERDAY,

[13.a. Discussion related to the Planning Board]

I BELIEVE IT WAS REGARDING THE PLANNING BOARD REQUESTED BY THIS COMMISSION, THIS TIME WAS OBVIOUS THAT YOU DO NOT MIND THAT WE WILL BE INTERRUPTING YOU AT TWELVE 12:30 PM, SO WE HAVE NINE MINUTES AGO.

PLEASE PROCEED WITH YOUR PRESENTATION.

>> YES. I PROVIDE THESE MEMBERS OF THE CITY COMMISSION WITH A MEMORANDUM RELATING TO THE DEVELOPMENT REVIEW PROCEDURES ADOPTED UNDER THE CITY CODE.

IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT CITY COMMISSIONER BOLTON HAD INSTRUCTED ME SEVERAL COMMISSION NEEDS TO GO TO PROVIDE A MEMORANDUM TO DISCUSS THE AUTHORITY THAT THE CITY COMMISSION HAD OVER THE PLANNING BOARD AND WHETHER THE PLANNING BOARD WAS A REQUIREMENT UNDER STATE LAW.

I OUTLINE IN THE MEMORANDUM ISSUED TO THE COMMISSION THAT THE PLANNING BOARD IS A CREATURE OF THE CITY COMMISSION.

THAT MEANS A CITY COMMISSION CREATES A PLANNING BOARD A LOT AND HAS THE FINAL AUTHORITY ON ITS AUTHORITY, AND ALSO WHERE IT CAN EXIST UNDER THE CITY CODE.

MY MEMO BASICALLY OUTLINES THE FACT THAT THE STATE LAW ONLY REQUIRES THE CITY COMMISSION TO HAVE A PLANNING AGENCY AND THE PLACEMENT AGENCY FOR CITY TIMER AT RIGHT NOW IS THE PLANNING BOARD.

NEVERTHELESS, CITY COMMISSION CAN'T ACT AS ITS OWN PLANNING AGENCY ON THE STATE LAW.

WOULD IT MAKE THAT CLEAR THAT THE LAW OF THE STATE WITH RESPECT TO THE PLANNING AGENCY, AND THE PANNING AGENCY JOB RELATES TO APPROVING COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS, REZONING, AND CERTAIN LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATION? WITH RESPECT TO, AGAIN, THE COMMISSION'S CERTAIN RECOMMENDATION WHERE THE CONCERNS ARE HEARD INITIALLY FROM MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION, IS THAT THE COMMISSION WANTS TO BE MORE INVOLVED IN THE DEVELOPMENT REVIEW PROCESS? CURRENTLY, THE PROCESS THAT IS CURRENTLY UNDER THE CITY CODE, THE PLANNING BOARD MAKES THE FINAL DECISION ON NUMEROUS MATTERS FROM VARIANCES, DESIGN APPLICATION, AND TO A CERTAIN DEGREE, SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS AND MAYBE DIFFERENT ITEMS THAT COME BEFORE THE PLANNING BOARD.

BUT THE CODE ALSO ALLOW THE WORD THAT'S USED BY STAFF IS CALLER.

IF THE CITY COMMISSION WANTS TO CALL AN ITEM THAT THE PLANNING BOARD HAS RULE, THEY HAVE A CERTAIN TIME PERIOD, I BELIEVE WITHIN 15 DAYS.

I KNOW FROM MY EXPERIENCE, I HAVEN'T BEEN HERE LONG, IF THE CITY COMMISSION HAS EVER CALLED AN ITEM. I DON'T KNOW.

TO KEEP IT SHORT AND I KNOW I MADE SEVERAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE CITY COMMISSION, AND I'M REALLY UP FOR WORKING PURPOSES.

ONE, THE CITY COMMISSION CAN CHANGE THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE TO MAKE ALL OF THE SESSIONS THE PLANNING BOARD BECOME RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE CITY COMMISSION, THEREFORE, THE SILICA MISSION WILL BE THE FINAL DECISION-MAKER ON ALL MATTERS.

[02:55:02]

IN ESSENCE, THE PLANNING BOARD WOULD MAKE A RECOMMENDATION AND THE CITY COMMISSION DOES NOT HAVE TO CALL UP ITEMS, THEY WILL AUTOMATICALLY GO TO CITY COMMISSION, AND THEY WILL BE DEFINED AND DECISION.

RECOMMENDATION NUMBER TWO.

CITY COMMISSION CAN CHANGE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE TO MAKE CITY COMMISSION, LOCAL PLAN AGENCY.

IN THAT CASE, THERE WILL NOT BE ANY NEED FOR A PLANNING BOARD.

THAT IS, A RECOMMENDATION IS NOT, OBVIOUSLY, I'M GIVING YOU MORE THAN ONCE, SO IT'S REALLY THE CHOICE OF THE CITY COMMISSION TO MAKE HOW THEY WANT TO PROCEED FORWARD.

THE THIRD RECOMMENDATION IS, KEEP THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE AS IS, NO CHANGE.

BASICALLY, THE CITY COMMISSION WILL CALL UP ITEMS ON THE BASIS IF THEY HAVE INTERESTS AND REVEAL AN ITEM AFTER THE PLANNING BOARD MAKING A DECISION.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT I HAD NUMEROUS DISCUSSIONS WITH THE CITY MANAGER AND MAXINE CALLOWAY, THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, AND TRYING TO REALLY UNDERSTAND THE UNDERSTAND WHAT THE CITY COMMISSION CAN REVIEW WITHOUT BEING CALLED UP.

SHE CAN DISCUSS THE DETAILS MORE THAN ME BECAUSE THAT CODE WAS ADOPTED WHEN I WASN'T HERE.

BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS REALLY THE FINAL AUTHORITY OF THE CITY COMMISSION TO DETERMINE WHETHER THEY WANT TO REVIEW LAND USE APPLICATION, WHETHER THEY WANT TO READ THE VARIANCES, WHETHER THEY WANT TO REVIEW SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS.

IF THE CITY COMMISSION WILL BE THE FINAL AUTHORITY WITHOUT A CALL-UP, THAT WOULD BE RECOMMENDATION NUMBER ONE. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. MRS. CALLOWAY, DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING THAT YOU WISH TO ADD TO THIS?

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. I'M JUST HERE FOR ANY QUESTIONS, BUT JUST TO SUPPORT SOME OF THE COMMENTS MADE BY THE INTERIM CITY ATTORNEY AS IT IS NOW.

I DO HAVE A CHART, IF YOU'D LIKE ME TO SHARE THAT CHART, IF IT HELPS FOR THE DISCUSSION PURPOSES, ALL OF THE ZONING APPLICATIONS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF FOUR OR THE FINAL DECISION BY THE CITY CONDITIONS.

IT IS JUST SPECIAL EXCEPTION, MAJOR REVISED SITE PLAN, VARIANCES, AS WELL AS ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL, THAT ARE THE FOUR APPLICATIONS THAT REST WITH THE PLANNING BOARD, AND ESPECIALLY EXCEPTION TO MAJOR REVISED SITE PLAN B, THE TOOLS THAT CAN BE CALLED UP BY THE CITY COMMISSION.

ALL THE OTHERS ONLY AN APPLICATION WHICH IS A FLICKER OF APPLICATION REST WITH THE CITY COMMISSION AND THE FINAL DECISION-MAKER.

>> MRS. CALLOWAY, CAN YOU SHOW THE CHART?

>> SURE.

>> THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

>> LET ME TRY TO SHARE MY SCREEN HERE.

GIVE ME A MOMENT, I AM TRYING TO SHARE MY SCREEN.

ARE YOU SEEING ANYTHING?

>> YEAH

>> OKAY.

YOU ARE STILL SEEING THE CHART?

>> WE DON'T SEE A CHART, WE SEE A

>> NO LONGER SEE AT CHARTS, LET ME TRY TO THINK.

>> WE HAVE THE LAND DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION REVIEW AUTHORITY. ARE.

>> YOU SEEING THE POWERPOINT? ALL RIGHT, I'M ADVANCING THE SLIDE, LET ME ADVANCE IT THEN.

>> MAI ADD SOMETHING, MRS. MAXINE THERE'S ONE MINUTE LEFT IN OUR PRE-LAUNCH PERIOD.

>> ALL RIGHT. IF IT'S DESIRED BY THE COMMISSION TO PICK THIS UP AFTER LUNCH, THAT'S FINE.

IF YOU'RE SEEING IT, I CAN JUST QUICKLY GO THROUGH IT, IT'S JUST WHATEVER THE DIRECTION OF THE COMMISSION IS.

>> THIS COMMISSION IS VERY STRICT ON SAYING AT 12:00 WE'LL GO TO LUNCH, SO YOU'VE GOT MAYBE 40 SECONDS LEFT IF THAT.

AT THIS TIME, IF THIS COMMISSION HAS NO OBJECTION THEN WE MIGHT AS WELL JUST GO TO LUNCH A FEW SECONDS EARLY.

>> IT WAS GOOD TO SEE THIS BECAUSE NOW WE CAN DO SOME RESEARCH AND READ UP ON THIS WHILE WE'RE EATING LUNCH.

>> MRS. CALLOWAY,

>> I WAS ABOUT TO SAY THAT'S HELPFUL, I'M GOING TO SEND THIS TO YOU.

IT'S THREE PAGES, THESE ARE JUST FIRST PAGE OF THE CHART.

I'LL EMAIL THIS TO YOU DURING LUNCH AND THEN WE CAN PICK BACK UP WHEN WE GET BACK.

>> THANK SO MUCH.

>> ANY OTHER PROBLEM?

>> 1:15.

>> 1:15. THANK YOU.

>> YOU'RE WELCOME.

[03:00:02]

>> HELLO EVERYONE. WE ARE BACK.

IT IS 1:15.

CITY CLERK TO CALL THE ROLL.

>> YES, MADAM MAYOR.

>> COMMISSION BOLTON?

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU. COMMISSION GELIN? COMMISSION

>> HALLOW

>> MR. ELVIN VILLALOBOS?

>> PRESENT.

>> THANK YOU. MAYOR GOMEZ.

>> HELLO

>> WHEN WE LEFT WE JUST HAD MRS. CALLOWAY SHOWING US THE CHAT.

MRS. CALLOWAY, WILL YOU PUT THAT BACK UP, PLEASE.

IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASK BEFORE JUST PLEASE KNOW THAT YOU HAD BEFORE HAND OVER TO THE COMMISSION FOR QUESTION

>> SURE. CAN I SHARE MY SCREEN AGAIN?

>> YES, PLEASE.

>> ARE YOU ABLE TO SEE THE CHART?

>> YEAH.

>> I ALSO EMAIL THIS TO ALL OF YOU, THE CITY MANAGER, AND THE CITY ATTORNEY DURING THE LUNCH RECESS.

THE CHART IS VERY SIMPLE.

IT TELLS YOU THE D IS THE, THESE ARE THE APPLICATIONS THAT WE PROCESSED AND TYPICALLY TAKES THE PUBLIC LAND.

THE FINAL DECISION-MAKER, FOR EXAMPLE, BOTH SMALL-SCALE AND LARGE-SCALE VALUE USE AMENDMENTS.

YOU'RE ESTABLISHING, ABUSE AMENDMENT OF TEXTS, AND THEN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF STUDENTS AS A PERMITTED USE IS NOT LISTED IN YOUR CHART IN THE CODE AND THERE'S AN APPLICATION TO INTRODUCE THAT INTO THE PERMITTED USE CHART THAT WE GO THROUGH A PROCESS TO INTRODUCE THAT NEWS TO THE DO-NEE DECISION-MAKER ON THAT.

LAND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT THAT SIR TIM WRIGHT VILLAGE PROJECT THAT'S SUBJECT TO A PLANNED DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT.

YOU'RE THE FINAL DECISION-MAKER, YOU'RE REZONING.

THOSE TYPICALLY GO SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT'S YOUR WOODLANDS, THAT'S YOUR WOODMAN PROJECT, THAT WAS ALSO A TIME RIGHT VILLAGE.

SO THOSE ARE JUST SOME EXAMPLES.

AS MENTIONED AS YOU CAN SEE HERE A SPECIAL EXCEPTION, THAT'S THE ONE YOU SEE THE D, THAT'S THE PLANNING BOARD, AND THEN YOU SEE THE SITE PLAN APPROVAL FOR MAJOR.

THE D IS ON MAJOR BECAUSE FOR A MINOR PSYCH PLAN, THAT'S ADMINISTRATIVE IN NATURE.

FOR THOSE, RESTS WITH THE PLANNING BOARD, AND YOU HAVE THE OPTION OF CALLING THOSE UP.

THEN, OF COURSE, WE HAVE SOME OTHER MINOR PERIMETER TEMPORARY USE STRUCTURE AND SO ON.

THAT RISKS WITH THE DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR, I HAVE THE DISCRETION ON THOSE.

THIS IS THE LAST SLIDE OF THE CHART THAT SHOWS FLEX AND READ THE BOTNET UNITS.

THAT'S YOUR EATEN PROJECT.

YOU'RE BARELY WET YOUR BAILEY SQUARE PROJECT, THOSE WERE BOTH SUBJECT TO FLEX AND REDEVELOPMENT AND USES UNITS AND YOU ARE THE FINAL DECISION-MAKER ON THAT ZONE AND IN-PROGRESS DETERMINATION, THAT'S WHEN WE DO A MORATORIUM ON ANY UNITS INTO THE CITY.

YOU'RE THE FINAL DECISION-MAKER ON THAT AS WELL.

>> THANK YOU. I DO NOT HAVE ANY HANDS UP.

PRESUMING THAT SOMEBODY WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ABOUT THIS MATTER HAS A QUESTION OR A VICE MAYOR?

>> IT'S JUST A MATTER OF EMOTION TO CHOOSE ONE, TWO, OR THREE AT THIS POINT?

>> WELL, BECAUSE OF THIS FACT NOT TERMINATE ANY KNOCKING OR NO, ON AND ON AND ON.

IT WAS PART OF THE FASHION.

>> THAT'S JUST A QUESTION.

>>YEAH

>>WE ARE INCLUDED IN THE PRESENTATION JUST FOR SOME CONTEXT TO AID IN YOUR DISCUSSION AS LONG BECAUSE I KNOW ONE OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS HAD TO DO WITH SEROTONIN AS YOUR OWN PLANNING AGENCY, AND I KNOW THAT A CITY ATTORNEY WENT THROUGH THE STATUTORY REQUIREMENT.

WE ALSO DID SOME RESEARCH OR TO SEE WHAT OTHER MUNICIPALITIES IN BROWARD COUNTY ARE DOING AND A SUPER-MAJORITY OF ALL MUNICIPALITIES DO HAVE A PLANET BOARD OR A BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT THAT SERVING AS THE PLANNING AGENCY, AND OF COURSE, WITH MUNICIPALITIES OR SIZE AND LARGER.

WE FOUND THE CITY OF SOUTHWEST MAN CHASED WITH A POPULATION OF 7,900, BE THE PLANNING COMMISSION SERVED AS THE PLANNING BOARD

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AND I THINK THERE WAS ONE OTHER CITY.

I THINK IT WAS HILLSBORO BEACH, WHERE THE POPULATION IS 1,975, THAT THEIR TOWN COMMISSION ALSO SERVED AS THEIR PLANNING COUNCIL.

THERE WAS A HYBRID IN THE CITY OF SUNRISE, HAVE APPENDED AND ZONING BOARD, HOWEVER, THE CITY COMMISSION SERVE AS SERVICE PLANNING AGENCY ON REZONING AND LAND-USE MATTERS ONLY.

THOSE MATTERS ALREADY COME TO YOU AS A FINAL DECISION-MAKER I JUST WANTED TO SHARE THAT WITH YOU.

SO YOU CAN JUST HAVE THAT AS A PART OF CONTEXTS WHEN YOU'RE DISCUSSING THE RECOMMENDATIONS.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. MR. BOLTON, DO YOU HAVE HAD YOUR HAND UP?

>> YES. CAN HANS TELL US THE OPTIONS AGAIN THAT YOU WENT THROUGH AND GIVE US

>>YES.

OPTION NUMBER 1 IS CHANGED.

THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE TO MAKE ALL DECISIONS OF THE PLANNING BOARD BECOME RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE CITY COMMISSION THE CITY COMMISSION WOULD BE THE FINAL DECISION-MAKER BASICALLY, BASED ON THE CHART PROVIDED BY MS. CALLOWAY, SPECIAL EXCEPTION, MAJOR SITE PLAN, AND WANT TO OR NOT AN ITEM, REST WENT TO PLAN BOARD AS A FINAL DECISION MAKING.

I MEAN, ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS. THAT'S THE LAST ITEM.

THOSE ITEMS DO NOT COME UP THROUGH THE COMMISSION UNLESS IT'S CALLED UP.

ITEM NUMBER 1 WOULD BASICALLY ALLOW THOSE ITEMS TO COME UP TO THE COMMISSION AUTOMATICALLY AFTER THE PLANET BOARD MAKES ITS RECOMMENDATION TO THE CITY COMMISSION, AS OPTION NUMBER 1.

OPTION NUMBER 2 WOULD BASICALLY ALLOW THE COMMISSION TO BECOME THE PLANNING BOARD, AND HERE ALL PSYCH PLAN APPLICATIONS, ESPECIALLY EXCEPTION VARIANTS.

SO BASICALLY THE PLANNING BOARD WOULD NOT EXIST, AND THE COMMISSION WILL ALSO ACT AS THE PLANNING AND AGENCY.

THAT'S WHAT OPTION NUMBER 2 IS.

OPTION NUMBER 3 IS TO KEEP IT THE SAME AS IT IS. NO CHANGE.

HAS BEEN PART OF THIS CITY.

I DON'T KNOW HOW LONG, BUT OBVIOUSLY IS HERE.

THERE ARE COMMISSIONERS OF MEMBERS OF THE PLANNING BOARD EXISTS TODAY.

THEREFORE, FROM A LOGICAL AND PRACTICAL STANDPOINT, OPTION NUMBER 1, MAYBE THE BEST OPTION THAT GIVES THE PLANNING BOARD TO BE AN ADVISORY BODY, A RECOMMENDATION BODY IN THE CITY COMMISSION TO MAKE A FINAL DECISION ON LAND-USE MATTERS.

THEY WILL ALSO ALLOW THE CITY COMMISSION TO BE, I WOULD SAY IN TERMS OF KNOWING, WHAT IS APPROVED.

RIGHT NOW, I DON'T KNOW IF THE CITY COMMISSION NOW EXACTLY WHEN MATTERS THAT THEY NEED A COLOR ARE NOT CALLED UP.

BY HAVING THE PLANNING COMMISSION AS A RECOMMENDATION BODY KNOWS IVAN WILL AUTOMATICALLY COME TO THE CITY COMMISSION.

SOME ITEMS WILL BE QUASI LEGISLATION.

SOME ITEMS WILL BE QUASI-JUDICIAL, BUT THE CITY COMMISSION WOULD HAVE THE FINAL SAY ON THOSE MATTERS.

>> NOW THAT OPTION GIVES 100 PERCENT OF EVERYTHING THAT GOES BEFORE THE PLANNING BOARD WOULD COME TO THE CITY COMMISSION FOR FINAL APPROVAL?

>> CORRECT. EXCEPT FOR THE ADMINISTRATION APPROVES THAT THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR HAS UNDER THE CODE.

>> OKAY.

>> THAT IS HER DISCRETION MISSED DOSE BASE.

>> CORRECT. BASED ON OBVIOUSLY COKE CODE GUIDELINES AND OUR DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

>>CORRECT. I'LL GO AFTER THAT ANOTHER DAY.

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BUT I THINK THAT THE OPTION YOU HAVE DESCRIBED WOULD DEFINITELY WORK WHERE EVERYTHING COMES UP TO THE CITY COMMISSION FOR APPROVAL.

>> CORRECT. SO COMMISSION BOARD, AS YOU MAY KNOW, YOU BETTER BE ON THE COMMISSION BEFORE 2018 I BELIEVE THE CITY COMMISSION HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR ITEMS THAT ARE NOT BEING HEARD THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT REVIEW PROCESS.

SO THE CHANGE TOOK PLACE IN 2018 WHEN A NEW CODE WAS ADOPTED.

WHAT PREVIOUSLY THE CITY COMMISSION HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR, I BELIEVE CERTAIN ITEMS AS A FINAL DECISION DECISION-MAKING ITEM.

SO THIS IS A NEW PROCESS.

THIS IS BASICALLY GOING BACK TO WHERE IT WAS ALMOST 2018, BEFORE 2010.

>> RIGHT. I WAS HERE AT THAT TIME AND WHEN CHANGING THE PLANNING BOARD TO HAVE THE PLANNING BOARD BE THE FINAL BODY TO HEAR CERTAIN ITEMS. I TOLD MS. CALLOWAY AND THE CITY COMMISSIONER AT THAT TIME THAT THAT WAS A BAD IDEA, THAT THE COMMISSION WAS GIVING AWAY ITS ABILITY TO MAKE DECISIONS ON BEHALF OF THE CITY, AND PARTIALLY, THIS COMMISSION STILL APPROVED IT, AND SO IT WAS A BAD IDEA FROM THE GET-GO.

I THINK NOW WE'RE ABLE TO MAKE A CHANGE THAT IS GOING TO POSITIVELY AFFECT OUR COMMUNITIES.

SO I'M GOOD WITH THE OPTION IS DESCRIBED WHERE ALL THE ITEMS COME UP TO US FOR FINAL APPROVAL AND THAT THE PLANNING COMMISSION IS JUST A RECOMMENDING BODY.

>> THANK YOU.

>> MS. MAXINE, HOW MANY PROJECTS COME BEFORE YOU BEFORE EVERYONE ON A YEARLY BASIS IN THE PAST YEARS ON AVERAGE, AND WHAT DO WE ANTICIPATE GOING FORWARD? ON AVERAGE, JUST NUMBERS.

>> ON AN ANNUAL BASIS, THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION.

MAYBE ON AVERAGE, I WOULD SAY, MAYBE TWO TO THREE A MONTH.

BECAUSE WHEN YOU SAY PROJECTS, NOW THAT YOU ARE CONSIDERING SPECIAL EXCEPTION AND VARIANCES, THIS MAY INCLUDE AN APPLICATION FOR A CHARTER SCHOOL, FOR A DRIVE-THROUGH RESTAURANT OR JUST TO SET UP THAT IS ABOUT TWO TO THREE IN A MONTH.

WE HAVE REALLY NOT PROCESSED ANY ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS, AT LEAST SINCE I HAVE BEEN HERE.

THAT WAS ALWAYS UNDER THE PURVIEW OF THE PLANNING BOARD AND WITH RESPECTIVE VARIANCES, THAT TOO, THAT WOULD BE INCLUDED INTO THE TWO TO THREE A MONTH. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> YEAH, I THINK THE EARLIER WE ARE INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS THE BETTER, ALONG WITH COMMISSIONER BOLTON, I AGREE THAT IT DIDN'T MAKES SENSE FOR US TO MAKE THAT CHANGE IN 2018 AND LOOKING AT THIS CHART THAT WE HAVE HERE NOW, IT GIVES US SOME INFORMATION, BUT IT DOESN'T GIVE US MORE INFORMATION.

FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN YOU GO BACK TO THAT CHART WITH IT THAT'S HIGHLIGHTED IN GREEN.

I'D BE MORE INTERESTED IN SEEING HOW THESE OTHER CITIES OPERATE IN TERMS OF THE CITY COMMISSION, WHAT COMES BEFORE THEM.

BUT IN ANY CASE, THE EARLIER WE CAN GET INVOLVED, I THINK THE BETTER AND JUST A RECENT EXAMPLE OF THAT IS OUR BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION.

IF THE COMMISSION WAS CONSULTED ON A RANGE OF FEATURED SPEAKERS, WE COULD HAVE AVOIDED A POTENTIAL PROBLEM.

BECAUSE I KNOW THE SPEAKER, I UNDERSTAND SOME OF THE BACKGROUND AND WHAT SOME PEOPLE MIGHT CONSIDER IT'S CONTROVERSIAL AND I COULD'VE MADE THAT RECOMMENDATION NOT TO GO THAT WAY, UNDERSTANDING THAT SOME PEOPLE MIGHT TAKE IT OFFENSIVELY.

STAFF DOES THEIR OWN THING AND VIEWS THE COMMISSION

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AS A BODY THAT'S JUST GOING TO BE A STAMP AND MAYBE JUST AN OBSTACLE THAT THEY HAVE TO OVERCOME SOMETIMES, NON PARTNERSHIP IN THAT AREA AND SO I THINK THIS WOULD, THIS WOULD MOVE IN THAT MANNER.

I WOULD ACTUALLY BE IN FAVOR OF NUMBER 2, MAKING THE CITY COMMISSION THE LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY BUT, WE DON'T MAKE A FULL-TIME SALARY AND I HAVE A FULL-TIME JOB AND SO I DON'T HAVE TIME TO TO BE A MEMBER OF THE PLANNING BOARD AND SO THE OPTION WHERE WE'D PROBABLY BE THE BEST THE BEST OPTION WHERE THEY MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS AND THEN WE HAVE THE FINAL SAY

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

>> THANK YOU. AT THE TIME WE MADE THE DETERMINATION THAT IT REALLY SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA BUT IN MY MIND IT IS PROVEN NOT TO BE SUCH A GOOD IDEA AND I AM IN DEFINITELY IN FAVOR OF OPTION 1, SHOULD THAT NOT PASS I'M GOING ON RECORD NOW TO SAY THAT, ANYTHING THAT COMES UP IN MY DISTRICT, I WILL BE CALLING UP.

DON'T WAIT FOR ME TO TELL YOU.

I'M GOING ON RECORD NOW TO SAY I WILL CALL UP EVERYTHING.

THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

MS. CALLOWAY, I HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

>>

>> CAN YOU REITERATE WHY THIS WAS DONE? THE TWO YEARS PLUS OF PLANNING THIS AND WHAT THE PURPOSE WAS FOR THEM?

>> YES, SO AS MOST OF YOU KNOW, WE WENT THROUGH A MAMMOTH OF A PROJECT THAT TOOK THE CITY TWO YEARS.

WE DID A COMPREHENSIVE OVERALL OF ALL LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, WHICH AT THE TIME WAS OUTDATED, WAS NOT USER-FRIENDLY, WAS OVER 40 YEARS OLD AND IT WAS NOT CONSISTENT WITH THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND WHAT IT IS THAT WE WERE TRYING TO ACHIEVE.

WE ALSO DID IT TO SUPPORT A NEW DEVELOPMENT PLAN THAT WAS ADOPTED IN 2014 AND SO SEVERAL POLICIES AND THAT REDEVELOPMENT STUDY CALLED FOR AN UPDATE IN THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE TO SUPPORT THE REDEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES THAT THE CITY WANTED TO UNDERTAKE.

SO THAT'S PRIMARILY WHY IT WAS DONE.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN, WE DID DO A STUDY DURING THAT TIME TO LOOK AT WHAT OTHER MUNICIPALITIES WANTED TO DO.

FROM AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STANDPOINT, YOUR LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS AND WHAT A STUDY MIGHT DO TO FURTHER REDEVELOPMENT HAS A LOT TO DO WITH WHAT YOUR NEIGHBORS ARE DOING.

SO WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CREATED A PROCESS THAT WAS NOT JUST USER-FRIENDLY, BUT THAT WAS PREDICTABLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY AS WELL, AND THAT WOULD SHAVE OFF SOME TIME RELATIVE TO DEVELOPMENT PROCESSES AND WOULD BE CONSISTENT WITH WHAT MOST MUNICIPALITIES CLOSE TO US WERE DOING.

THAT'S WHY WE MADE THE RECOMMENDATION AT THE TIME, AND I THINK THAT WHAT WE SEND ON RECORD WHEN WE DID THE MANY WORKSHOPS THAT WE CONDUCTED DURING THIS PROCESS.

>> THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THAT LEEWAY AND I WAS GOING TO ASK YOU, THIS WAS BROUGHT BEFORE THE CITY BROUGHT BEFORE THE RESIDENTS, THERE WERE WORKSHOPS, THERE WAS OPEN CITY GOVERNMENT ONLINE, THERE WAS A LOT OF INPUT.

>> YES. IN FACT, WE TRIED TO BECAUSE THIS WAS NOT UNIQUE IN TERMS OF NOT A LOT A CITY UNDERTAKE THIS PROCESS.

THEY NORMALLY AMEND THEIR CODES JUST DEPENDENT ON WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE AT THE TIME.

THIS PROCESS WAS SOMEWHAT UNIQUE IN THAT WE WERE GOING THROUGH A COMPREHENSIVE AMENDMENT.

WE WERE REPEALING SEVERAL CHART TERRORISTS AND WE WERE ALSO UPDATING OUR ZONING MAP AS WELL AS OUR LAND USE MAP AND SO WE DID I THINK IT WAS MONTHLY OR QUARTERLY WORKSHOP WITH THE CITY COMMISSION.

WE SIMULTANEOUSLY CREATED AN AD HOC COMMITTEE AND WE ASKED THE CITY COMMISSIONERS TO APPOINT MEMBERS ON THAT COMMITTEE THAT COULD HELP US GO THROUGH THE CODES SO WE HAD COMMUNITY RESIDENTS AND WE HAD ALSO REPRESENTATION FROM THE DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY TO GO THROUGH THE CODE AND TO BRING FORWARD A RECOMMENDATION TO THE COMMISSION.

>> THIS WAS ALSO AROUND THE SAME TIME THAT BROWARD COUNTY WAS DOING BROWARD NEXT CORRECT?

>> YES, IT WAS RIGHT AFTER BROWARD NEXT BECAUSE IT WAS IMPORTANT FOR US TO BE IN ALIGNMENT WITH THAT AS WELL.

>> WHAT BENEFIT HAS THE CITY HAD WITH THIS NEW PROGRAM? AFTER BENEFITS KNOW SOME OF THE THINGS I WAS HOPING TO HAVE EXPEDITED BUSINESSES BE ABLE TO HELP KEEP OUR BUSINESSES.

THE SOON YOU GET YOUR DEVELOPMENT PERMIT OR YOUR COURT PERMIT OR YOUR VARIANCES, YOU WERE ABLE TO START YOUR BUSINESS IT WAS A LOT LESS MONEY.

SAM, TELL US IF THIS HAS WORKED OUT, HAS THE PROCESS THAT.

>> WE HAVE GOTTEN A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF COMPLIMENTS FROM THE DEPARTMENT COMMUNITY RELATIVE TO HELP QUICKLY.

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WE WERE ABLE TO LOOK AT AND PROCESS APPLICATIONS.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, WE HAD A LOT OF OUR SMALL MOM-AND-POP BUSINESSES THAT DIDN'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH TWO AND THREE PUBLIC HEARINGS, WHICH IS WHY WE CREATED THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS WHERE I DO NOT HAVE DISCRETION.

I JUST WANT TO PUT IT ON RECORD WE ALSO DEVELOPED A STRICT SET OF STANDARDS BY WHICH I'M GOVERNED SO I CANNOT GRANT ANY APPROVAL ON AN ADMINISTRATIVE LEVEL UNLESS THEY MEET THOSE STANDARDS.

I DON'T HAVE ANY LEVEL OF DISCRETION.

THERE ARE STANDARDS IN THE COURT BY WHICH THE PROJECT MUST MEET AND IT'S VERY MINIMAL, MAYBE 1 PERCENT, 2 PERCENT PER PROJECT DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENT THAT I'M ABLE TO WAIVE IF THEY MEET THE STANDARDS THAT ARE OUTLINED IN THE COURT.

YES, WE HAD SMALL BUSINESSES THAT WERE ABLE TO GET STARTUP AND GO INTO BUSINESS SOONER RATHER THAN LATER BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T NEED FORBEARANCE.

FOR EXAMPLE, IF A BUSINESS IS COMING IN INTO A PLAZA AND THEY NEED A CERTAIN NUMBER OF PARKING SPACES, AND THE PLAZA OVERALL NUMBER OF PARKING SPACES IS SHORT BY TWO SPACES, THEN THAT NECESSITATES A VARIANCE.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN NOW IS THAT THAT PROJECT WOULD HAVE TO WAIT TO GO TO THE PLANNING BOARD FOR RECOMMENDATION AND THEN THE CITY COMMISSION AS A SMALL BUSINESS TO THEN BE ABLE TO OPEN.

THOSE ARE JUST SOME EXAMPLES OF JUST THAT NOT EVER VARIANCE IS ASSOCIATED WITH A SITE PLAN.

>> THANK YOU, AND HAVE YOU HAD ANY NEGATIVE REACTION OR HOW THINGS NOT WORKED AS YOU'VE PLANNED OR HOPED WITH THE CHANGE THAT WAS DONE IN 2019?

>> WELL, IT'S CLEAR THAT THE COMMISSION, WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT NEGATIVE, IS CLEAR THAT THEY ARE NOT HAPPY WITH THE WAY THINGS HAVE GONE.

I GUESS THAT'S NOT THE REACTION WE WERE EXPECTING AND SO I THINK THAT COULD BE CONSIDERED NEGATIVE.

WE HAVE HAD TWO PROJECTS CALLED UP, ASSOCIATED WITH THIS.

YOU HAVE DEALT WITH THAT DOING A LAND USE OR REASONING PROCESS WHERE YOU'VE ASKED A DEVELOPER TO CONCEDE AT THE TIME THAT THE PROJECT BE CALLED UP AND WHICH THEY HAVE DONE.

WOODLANDS IS ONE OF THEM, ALTHOUGH NOT YET BEFORE YOU THE SECOND TIME AROUND AND OF COURSE THE STORAGE FACILITY WAS THE SECOND ONE WHERE THEY AGREED TO BE CALLED UP AND YOU MANAGE THAT AT A CITY COMMISSION LEVEL.

SO YOU HAVE USED THAT AND THEN RELATED TWO ITEMS THAT GO TO THE PLANNING BOARD.

WE DID INSTITUTE A PROCESS IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE PLANNING BOARD NEEDED IS CONCLUDED, YOU GET A SUMMARY OF ALL ITEMS WHICH IS EMAILED TO YOU BY COLLEAGUES AND YOU NORMALLY GET IT THE DAY OF THE PLANNING BOARD MEETING AND IT GIVES YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO ASSESS THOSE ITEMS AND IMMEDIATELY DETERMINE IF YOU'D LIKE TO CALL ANY UP.

>> THANK YOU. YES, YOU HAVE READ MY MIND BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT I WAS GOING TO SHARE ABOUT ONLINE NOW THAT WE RECEIVE ALL THIS PRIVACY VIA EMAILS FROM THE COMPLETE INFORMATION SO WE KNOW THAT WE CAN CALL ITEMS UP AND IT'S INCUMBENT UPON US.

YOU ALSO PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT IS FOR US AND SO ON.

I KNOW THAT HAS BEEN DONE.

APPRECIATE ALL THE HARD WORK OF THE EFFORTS THAT YOU AND YOUR TEAM HAVE DONE ON THIS AND I KNOW THAT I HAVE RECEIVED COMPLIMENTS FROM SOME OF THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY WHO HAS SAID THAT DUE TO THE CHANGE THAT WE HAVE MADE AND WE ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I HAD BEEN A STICKLER FOR THE APPOINTMENT PROCESS ON THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE IN ARCHITECTURE LEGAL BEING A LAWYER, ENGINEERING AND THE LIKE WAS DUE TO THE COMPLEX NATURE OF SOME OF THE STUFF THAT WE WERE GIVING THE POWER TO DO, LAND USE DEVELOPMENT BOARD, THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD TO BE ABLE TO HANDLE AND EITHER GIVE US RECOMMENDATION OR TO VOTE ON.

SO JUST WANT TO THANK YOU AND EVERYBODY FOR YOUR TIME ON THAT.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN. IS THAT YES?

>> YEAH, SO I MEAN, IT'S GREAT TO HEAR THAT THE DEVELOPERS ARE HAPPY, BUT WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE RESIDENTS ARE HAPPY, SO DOES A PLANNING DIRECTOR HAVE ANY FEEDBACK FROM THEIR RESIDENTS IN TERMS OF THEIR LEVEL OF SATISFACTION?

>> WHAT WE HAVE NOT GOTTEN AND WITH THE EXCEPTION OF WOODLANDS, OF COURSE, BECAUSE THAT'S A MAJOR PROJECT, WE'RE THE FINAL DECISION-MAKER ON THAT.

ANYWAY, BUT WHAT WE'VE NOT GOTTEN, COMMISSIONER, IS RESIDENTS COMPLAINING AND SAYING WE WOULD HAVE LOVED TO SEE THIS PROJECT GO TO THE CITY COMMISSION.

I'VE NOT GOTTEN THAT TYPE OF FEEDBACK.

WE HAVE GOTTEN FEEDBACK FROM RESIDENTS BEING HAPPY TO SEE A PARTICULAR PROJECT GOING IN, OR A PARTICULAR RESTAURANT OR SOMETHING THAT'S GOING IN, WE'VE GOTTEN THAT TYPE OF FEEDBACK BUT I'VE NOT GOTTEN ANY FEEDBACK FROM RESIDENTS SAYING, "BOY, I REALLY WOULD HAVE LOVED TO HAVE SEEN THIS PROJECT GO TO THE CITY COMMISSION." I HAVE NOT GOTTEN THAT TYPE OF FEEDBACK.

I'M NOT SURE IF YOU ALL WOULD HAVE, BUT NO, I'VE NOT.

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>> THE FEEDBACK WE GET IS, HOW CAN WE STOP THIS? WHY IS THIS EVEN HAPPENING WHEN WE DON'T WANT THIS HERE? THAT'S WHY WE NEED TO GO BACK TO THIS LEVEL WHERE WE DO SEE THINGS EARLY ON AND WE CAN SAY BECAUSE WE KNOW OUR RESIDENTS, THAT THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE, THIS HAS TO BE CHANGED, OR THESE ARE THE REQUIREMENTS THAT NEED TO BE MET.

IT IS A COMMON UPON US TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE IN TOUCH WITH OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR RESIDENTS, THAT WE CAN CONTINUALLY REPRESENT THEM.

IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO BE INVOLVED AND FOR THINGS NOT TO BE DONE WITHOUT US BEING FULLY AWARE OF WHAT THE PROJECTS ARE, AND IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THESE DEVELOPERS TO COME TALK TO US.

THEY WANT TO COME TO US THE VERY LAST MINUTE, THEY NEED TO COME TO US EARLY ON SO WE CAN GIVE THEM THE FEEDBACK THEY NEED SO THEY CAN MOVE FORWARD IN THE RIGHT MANNER. THAT'S MY FEEDBACK.

>> THANK YOU. JUST TO ADD THAT.

THERE HAVE BEEN MANY RESIDENTS WHO ARE PLEASED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT IN THE CITY.

THEY ARE HAPPY WHERE OUR CITY IS GOING, AND OF COURSE THERE ARE SOME RESIDENTS WHO ARE NOT HAPPY BECAUSE THAT'S THE WAY IT WORKS.

WE HAVE SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE HAPPY AND SOME WHO ARE NOT.

AT THIS POINT IN TIME I HAVE BEFORE ME THE REQUEST TO CHANGE THE PLANNING AND ZONING TO WHERE IT GOES BACK TO WHAT IT USED TO BE, WHERE ALL ITEMS COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION AND THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD IS JUST A RECOMMENDING BODY.

IF THIS DISCUSSION IS NO LONGER AND SOMEBODY WISHES TO MAKE A MOTION THAT IS FINE, BUT

>>

>> I HAVE A MOTION BY COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

I'M SORRY I'M HAVING TROUBLE HEARING.

THERE'S NOISE IN THE BACKGROUND. IS THAT CORRECT?

>> I'M SORRY?

>> THAT'S THE PROBLEM. I'M HAVING TROUBLE HEARING.

THAT'S WHY I'M ASKING. YOU MADE A MOTION TO ADOPT NUMBER ONE?

>> YEAH, THAT IS CORRECT.

>> DO I HAVE A SECOND?

>> THEN CAN THE CITY CLERK TELL US WHAT NUMBER ONE IS JUST TO BE CLEAR?

>> GO AHEAD AND READ IT IF YOU IT BEFORE YOU IF NOT I'LL READ IT.

>> SURE. IT'S CHANGE THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE TO MAKE ALL DECISIONS OF THE PLANNING BOARD BECOME RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE CITY COMMISSION AND THE CITY COMMISSION WILL BE THE FINAL DECISION-MAKER ON ALL MATTERS.

>> SECOND.

>>

>> I DON'T BELIEVE WE HAVE ANY

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER VILLALOBOS?

>> NO.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON?

>> YES.

>> MAYOR GOMEZ?

>> NO.

>> THE MOTION PASSES THREE TO TWO.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE WILL NOW GO TO OUR LAST ITEM AT THIS TIME, 13B, DISCUSSION AND DIRECTING THE MANAGER REGARDING CONDUCTING A DISPARITY STUDY.

[13.b. Discussion and direction to the City Manager regarding conducting a disparity study]

THIS WAS REQUESTED BY COMMISSIONER GELIN.

>> I BELIEVE WHILE WE WAIT, I HAVE A QUESTION FOR THE CITY MANAGER.

>> YES, COMMISSIONER?

>> YES. FOR THE LAST ITEM, THE MAYOR COMPLAINED THAT SHE DIDN'T HAVE ANY DOCUMENTATION, AND IT'S KIND OF A NEW THING FOR COMMISSIONERS TO BRING ITEMS TO THE AGENDA.

IS THERE A PROCESS, OR DO WE NEED TO CREATE A PROCESS WHERE WHEN A COMMISSIONER ADDS AN ITEM TO THE AGENDA THAT STAFF PROVIDES THEM WITH SOME BACKUP, WHATEVER BACKUP OR INFORMATION SHE'S LOOKING FOR?

>> YEAH. COMMISSIONER GELIN, WE ACTUALLY HAVE A PROCESS AND WITH THIS NEW WAY OF BRINGING THINGS TO THE AGENDA, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO WORK WITH I'M GUESSING WITH YOUR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT LIAISONS.

IF THEY ARE DOING RESEARCH FOR YOU ON A CERTAIN TOPIC, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO WORK WITH THEM IN TERMS OF THE AGENDA DEADLINES TO GET THINGS TO THE CITY CLERK AND ON THE AGENDA CONSISTENT WITH THE DEADLINES FOR AGENDA ITEMS SO THAT THEY CAN BE FULLY PROCESSED AND TO YOU WITH THE APPROPRIATE BACKUP AND PRESENTATIONS AND THINGS THAT YOU ARE USED TO RECEIVING FROM STAFF.

>> OKAY. ALL RIGHT.

DOES THAT SATISFY YOUR QUESTION, MAYOR GOMEZ, OR WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR?

>> I WAS SATISFIED EARLIER, BUT THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> YOU'RE WELCOME.

>>

>> YEAH. SO CITIBANK RELEASED A REPORT SEVERAL HUNDREDS OF PAGES CLOSING THE RACIAL INEQUALITY GAP WHICH LIZA WILL SHARE WITH EVERYONE.

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THE ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS TO DO A DISPARITY STUDY AND A DISPARITY STUDY HAS TO BE DONE FIRST BY FEDERAL LAW BEFORE IMPLEMENTING A MINORITY BUSINESS PROGRAM.

THERE IN FRONT OF YOU IS A DEFINITION OF A MINORITY BUSINESS PROGRAM.

FIFTY-ONE PERCENT OWNERSHIP OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN, ASIAN, HISPANIC, OR NATIVE AMERICAN, AND I BELIEVE THE DEFINITION ALSO INCLUDES WOMEN. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

ONE OF THE QUOTES THAT I GOT FROM THAT DOCUMENT, THEY QUOTED DR. KING, "WE ARE CAUGHT IN A INESCAPABLE NETWORK OF MUTUALITY, TIED IN A SINGLE GARMENT OF DESTINY.

WHATEVER DIRECTLY AFFECTS ONE AFFECTS ALL INDIRECTLY." I'M GOING TO DEMONSTRATE THAT HERE TODAY. NEXT SLIDE.

ACCORDING TO THE CITIBANK REPORT, BECAUSE WE'VE HAD THIS RACIAL INEQUALITY IT HAS COST THE US ECONOMY $16 TRILLION OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS.

IF WE DO CHANGE THE RACIAL WEALTH GAP GOING FORWARD, THAT CAN HAVE A $2.7 TRILLION INCREASE TO THE ECONOMY OR 0.2 PERCENT OF IMPACT TO THE GDP.

ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS WILL INCREASE THEIR LIFETIME INCOMES BY BETWEEN 9,013 BILLION, HOME OWNERSHIP WILL INCREASE, HOUSING WILL INCREASE, CREATING AN ADDITIONAL $13 TRILLION IN BUSINESS REVENUE, AND POTENTIALLY $6.1 MILLION PER YEAR IN REVENUE.

IN THAT BOTTOM BOX IT STATES IF THESE RACIAL WEALTH GAPS WERE CLOSED TODAY, WE COULD SEE $5 TRILLION OF ADDITIONAL IN GDP OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS OR 35 PERCENTAGE POINT INCREASE.

NEXT SLIDE. HERE THEY DEFINE WHY THE GAPS AND RACISM EXISTS.

THEY DEFINE WHAT BIAS IS, AND THEN THEY SHOW SOME NUMBERS AGAIN, WHICH IT WAS EASIER TO SEE ON MY SCREEN BUT HARDER FOR ME.

LET ME PUT MY GLASSES ON.

YES. JUST MORE ADDITIONAL NUMBERS.

THE WAGE GAP ADDITIONAL $6.8 MILLION.

JUST SOME GOOD NUMBERS THAT YOU GUYS SHOULD SEE JUST FOR GOOD GENERAL BACKUP INFORMATION.

BUT I'LL JUST READ THAT FIRST ITEM.

THE 400 YEARS OF ENSLAVEMENT OF BLACK POPULATIONS IN THE AMERICAN HAS RESIDUAL EFFECTS THAT PERSIST TO THIS DAY DESPITE TOMES OF LEGISLATION PROVIDING EQUAL ACCESS TO VARIOUS ASPECTS OF AMERICAN LIFE UNDER THE LAW.

ATTITUDES AND POLICIES, THAT'S WHERE WE COME IN.

POLICIES UNDERMINING EQUAL ACCESS ARE AT THE ROOT OF THE RACIAL GAPS PLAGUING US SOCIETY. NEXT SLIDE.

GOLDMAN SACHS, WHICH IS THE LARGEST INVESTMENT BANK IN THE WORLD, THEY DID A REPORT ANALYZING THE OBSTACLES OF BLACK ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND CAME UP WITH THESE.

I JUST HIGHLIGHTED THE ONES I'LL TALK ABOUT TODAY.

BLACK BUSINESS OWNERS ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE REJECTED BY BANKS FOR FUNDING, EDUCATION, EVEN THOUGH WE TALKED ABOUT HOW IMPORTANT IT IS, IT DOES NOT EQUALIZE ADDITIONAL HELP, AND THEN OVER 50 PERCENT OF BLACK BUSINESS OWNERS SERVE IN A COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP ROLE AND 74 PERCENT ARE A BUSINESS MENTOR OR A COMMITTEE MEMBER.

AN EXAMPLE OF THAT IS MYSELF AND COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

WE'RE BOTH ELECTED OFFICIALS SERVING AS LEADERSHIP ROLES AND BOTH BUSINESS OWNERS. NEXT SLIDE.

HERE THEY TALK ABOUT THE RACIAL WEALTH GAP AMONG BLACKS AND HISPANICS AND WHITES WHETHER YOU RECEIVE AN INHERITANCE FROM YOUR FAMILY OR YOU DON'T.

IF YOU'RE BLACK OR HISPANIC, IF YOU DO GET INHERITANCE FROM YOUR FAMILY, YOUR MEDIAN WEALTH IS 38,000 IF YOU'RE BLACK, 65,000 IF YOU'RE WHITE, 287,000 IF YOU'RE WHITE, AND 65,000 IF YOU'RE HISPANIC.

IF YOU DON'T RECEIVE ANY INHERITANCE THE MEDIAN WEALTH IS A 180,000 FOR WHITES, 33,000 FOR BLACKS, 38,000 FOR HISPANICS.

AGAIN, UNDERSCORING THE NEED FOR A MINORITY BUSINESS PROGRAM. NEXT SLIDE.

HERE AGAIN, JUST MORE CHARTS AND GRAPHS THAT I WAS ABLE TO GET WITH THE HELP OF MY COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT LIAISON TO PUT THE REPORT TOGETHER AND IN THIS REPORT IT ACTUALLY SHOWS THAT THE ONE GROUP THAT DOES MAKE MORE INCOME THAN WHITES ARE ASIANS.

OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS WAGES FOR ASIAN MALES HAVE BROKEN SIGNIFICANTLY ABOVE THOSE OF WHITE MALES.

IT SHOWS THAT AT LEAST ONE MINORITY GROUP HAS EXCELLED AND THEY DO A GREAT JOB IN TERMS OF THEIR EDUCATION, BUT THEY ALSO FOCUS ON MATH AND SCIENCE.

I WANT TO SAY THAT CHINA PRODUCES MORE GRADUATES IN MATH AND SCIENCE THAN WE HAVE EVEN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ATTENDING SCHOOL.

IT'S A BIG NUMBER. NEXT SLIDE.

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THIS WAS DONE BY MCKINSEY & COMPANY, ANOTHER WELL-RESPECTED MANAGEMENT CONSULTING FIRM AND IT JUST SHOWS IF WE CHANGE, IF WE IMPROVE THE WAGE GAP FOR BLACKS IN CERTAIN INDUSTRIES, THAT WOULD ADD ANOTHER $44 BILLION TO THE ECONOMY.

NEXT SLIDE. WHAT CAN GOVERNMENTS DO? CITIBANK; GOVERNMENTS CAN HELP REDUCE RACIAL GAPS BY ELIMINATING DISCRIMINATORY BARRIERS AND IMPLEMENTING POLICIES THAT SUPPORT WORK, HOME OWNERSHIP, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND WELL-BEING; AND THE CITY OF TAMARAC IS DOING A GOOD JOB IN PROMOTING HOME OWNERSHIP THROUGH OUR FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYER PROGRAM.

WE ARE DOING SOME THINGS AND WE CAN DO MORE.

PROVIDING BETTER COMMUNITY CONTEXTS FOR RESIDENTS.

HERE THEY TALK ABOUT WHAT WE ALL LEARNED THROUGH THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

WHERE BLACKS AND HISPANICS, ARE IN THOSE JOBS WHERE YOU'RE SEEING A WHOLE LOT MORE PEOPLE, IT'S IMPACTING US MORE.

WITH THAT BOTTOM ARROW, THE LAST LINE FROM AN ECONOMIC STANDPOINT, THE SHARE MINORITY OWNED BUSINESSES AND MINORITY EMPLOYMENT IS HIGHEST IN THE INDUSTRY IS DIRECTLY IMPACTED BY COVID-19.

AS YOU CAN HEAR FROM THE NEWS REPORTS, BLACKS AND HISPANICS ARE THE ONES WHO ARE GETTING THE VACCINE AT THE LEAST OR AT THE LOWEST RATE.

WE HAVE TO CHANGE THAT AS WELL. NEXT SLIDE.

THIS WAS IN THE MCKINSEY REPORT.

THERE ARE 10 GROWTH HUBS THAT REPRESENT THE LARGEST OPPORTUNITIES FOR BLACK US WORKERS AND THE AUTOMATED ECONOMY.

IF YOU LOOK AT THAT VERY BOTTOM OF THE 10 US COUNTIES, ORLANDO IS LISTED IN THAT FIRST COLUMN AND BROWARD COUNTY IS LISTED IN THE SECOND COLUMN.

DIRECTLY WE HAVE AN IMPACT ON WHAT CAN HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE.

IT SAYS IN PARENTHESES MIAMI, BUT I THINK THAT'S FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND WHERE BROWARD COUNTY IS.

IT SAYS THIS WAS A NATIONAL REPORT. NEXT SLIDE.

AGAIN, THIS IS BACK TO THE CITIBANK REPORT, IMPLEMENT POLICIES THAT PRODUCE EQUITABLE OUTCOMES.

UNDER PROCUREMENT THERE THEY STATE THAT PROCUREMENT PRACTICES, ESPECIALLY ANCHOR INSTITUTIONS, WHICH WOULD BE A CITY LIKE THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

WE CAN INVOLVE TO BE MORE INCLUSIVE OF BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES, DEDICATE FUNDS THAT PROCUREMENT FOR BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES, LARGE ORGANIZATIONS COULD SIMPLIFY.

THE MINORITY SUPPLIER CERTIFICATION PROCESS IN ORGANIZATIONS SHOULD DO MORE TO DEDICATE FUNDS ARE SUPPLIED DIVERSITY.

COMMISSION TO WHOLENESS HAD A BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION EARLIER THIS MONTH, AND KEITH KOENIG, THE CEO OF CITY FURNITURE, WHICH IS OUR NEIGHBOR ROUTE DOWN THE BLOCK, AN ANCHOR INSTITUTION FOR FOR TAMARAC AND FOR BROWARD COUNTY.

HE SPOKE WITH THE CEO OF URBAN LEAGUE OF BROWARD COUNTY AND HE SAID, "HEY, DR. SMITH BALL, WHAT CAN I BE DOING? WHAT SHOULD I DO?" SHE SAID, WELL, YOU CAN START BY HAVING A DIVERSITY SCORECARD.

WHO ARE YOUR SUPPLIERS? WHO ARE YOUR VENDORS? ARE ANY OF THEM MINORITY AFRICAN-AMERICAN, HISPANIC? HE CHECKED AND HE SAID THEY'RE NOT DOING TOO WELL.

HE'S BUILDING A CITY FURNITURE AND MIAMI GARDENS.

HE'S KNOWN DWIGHT STEPHENSON, FORMER NFL FOOTBALL PLAYER, OWNER OF THE SEAMS AND CONSTRUCTION HABITS OF ME, MY INSURANCE CLIENT, THEY'RE GOING TO BE BUILDING THAT CITY FURNITURE.

HE HAD TO LOOK HIMSELF IN THE MIRROR AND SAY, HEY, WHAT AM I DOING, NOT DOING ENOUGH, AND HE MADE SOMETHING HAPPENED.

IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR, THERE'S NO PROCUREMENT PROCESS. IT'S WHO YOU KNOW.

HE AND HE ADMITTED, HE SAID, "LOOK, I'VE KNOWN DWIGHT FOR A LONG TIME AND FOR SOME REASON I NEVER LOOKED AT HIM AS, AS A BUSINESS PARTNER, AND WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING MORE BUSINESS TOGETHER." THE LAST ARROW TALKS ABOUT MEASUREMENT.

MEASURING DATA, LOOKING AT DATA, YOU DON'T KNOW, YOU'RE NOT DOING ANYTHING RIGHT OR WRONG UNLESS YOU MEASURE THE DATA.

IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO MEASURE HOW WE'RE SPENDING OUR MONEY, WHERE WE'RE SPENDING OUR MONEY, AND MAKE SURE WE'RE BEING EQUITABLE ABOUT IT. NEXT SLIDE.

WHAT DOES THE DISPARITY STUDY? A DISPARITY STUDY, IT JUST LOOKS AT THE CONTRACTS AND WHO WERE GIVEN THEM TO, WHO IS WINNING THEM, AND FIGURES OUT IF THERE'S A DISPARITY AND IF THERE IS, THEN IT MEANS THAT THERE'S SOME DISCRIMINATION.

IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT THERE'S INTENTIONAL DISCRIMINATION.

IT JUST MEANS THAT IT EXISTS AND THAT WE CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

BUT IF YOU DON'T STUDY IT, YOU DON'T KNOW IF IT EXISTS.

CITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE DID ONCE THAT MIAMI DID ONE, THE CITY OF DELRAY BEACH IS DOING ONE RIGHT NOW AND THE RP IS OUT RIGHT NOW.

IF YOU GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS JUST FROM THE MCKINSEY REPORT.

IT TALKS ABOUT WHAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE DOING.

WE'LL SKIP THAT, BUT IT'S SOME GOOD INFORMATION.

NEXT SLIDE. A CITY OF ATLANTA HAS DONE, CONDUCTED A DISPARITY STUDY AND IMPLEMENTED A PROGRAM SINCE WAY BACK IN 1974.

HERE WE ARE IN 2021, AND ATLANTA HAD ALREADY MOVED FORWARD IN 1974, WHICH WAS THE YEAR I WAS BORN 46 YEARS AGO. NEXT SLIDE.

IF WE DO IMPLEMENT IT, MINORITY BUSINESS PROGRAM, GUESS WHAT? IT COMES FULL CIRCLE.

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EVERYONE BENEFITS BECAUSE THE COUNTRY IS GOING TO BE MINORITY WHITE IN 2045.

EVERYTHING COMES FULL CIRCLE.

NEXT SLIDE. THESE ARE JUST SOME IMAGES FROM THE REPORTS WHERE I GOT MY INFORMATION.

CITIBANK, GOLDMAN SACHS, AND MCKINSEY.

I DON'T LIKE TO ASSUME THAT PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THESE COMPANIES WHO THESE COMPANIES ARE. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SOME MORE REPORTS, SOME GREAT REPORTS FROM MCKINSEY AND COMPANY.

I'LL MAKE SURE I SAID THAT INFORMATION TO YOU GUYS NEXT.

CITIBANK, WE ALL HAVE HEARD OF CITIBANK, BUT YOU KNOW ENOUGH CITIBANK THERE ARE HUGE CORPORATION.

THEY HAVE 200 MILLION CUSTOMERS AND THEY HAVE 200,000 EMPLOYEES.

THEY FOCUS ON REGULAR BANKING, INVESTMENT BANKING, AND WEALTH MANAGEMENT. NEXT SLIDE.

MCKINSEY AND COMPANY, PROBABLY THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS CONSULTING COMPANY IN THE WORLD.

THE ODDS OF GETTING HIRED AT MCKINSEY OR LESS THAN ONE PERCENT.

THEY ARE CONSIDERED ONE OF THE BIG THREE.

IN 2018, 800,00 PEOPLE APPLY IT TO GET A JOB THERE, AND ONLY 8,000 GOT OFFERS, IF YOU GRADUATE FROM A TOP 20 BUSINESS SCHOOL.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA HAS A GREAT REPUTATION.

A LOT OF SCHOOLS HAVE A GREAT REPUTATION.

BUT IF YOU'RE A BUSINESS SCHOOL IS NOT RANKED IN THE TOP 20, YOU WON'T EVEN GET LOOKED AT.

A NEW COLLEGE GRADUATE FROM A TOP 20 BUSINESS SCHOOL EARNS BETWEEN 1900,000 A YEAR AND MBA PERSON FROM A TOP 20 BUSINESS SCHOOL OR EARN ABOUT 233, AND IF YOU'RE A PARTNER OR A DIRECTOR, YOU CAN EARN UP TO A MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR.

THESE ARE SOME HUGE AND WELL-RESPECTED ACCOMPANIES WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, THEY'RE DOING THESE STUDIES. NEXT SLIDE.

GOLDMAN SACHS, IT'S HARDER TO GET INTO GOLDMAN SACHS THAN IT IS TO GET INTO HARVARD OR YALE.

AVERAGE SALARY THERE IS $367,000 A YEAR.

NOT ONLY ARE AMERICA'S BRIGHTEST STUDENTS COMPETING AGAINST EACH OTHER, BUT THEY ARE RECRUITING FROM THE BEST SCHOOLS IN INDIA AND CHINA AND OTHER COUNTRIES ACROSS THE WORLD.

THESE ARE THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST MINDS THAT ARE COMING UP WITH THESE STUDIES AND DOING THESE STUDIES AND MAKING THESE RECOMMENDATIONS.

NOW, I JUST WANT TO BRING IT BACK TO REAL LIFE.

NEXT SLIDE, TO GO BACK TO THAT SLIDE WITH MLK AND HOW, WHAT IMPACTS ONE OF US, IMPACTS ALL OF US.

THIS GUY IS THE CEO, ROBERT SMITH OF VISTA EQUITY PARTNERS.

HE'S ALSO A FORMER GOLDMAN SACHS EMPLOYEE.

A LOT OF CEOS OF THESE FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES USE TO BE CONSULTANTS WITH COMPANIES LIKE GOLDMAN SACHS AND MCKINSEY AND COMPANY.

IF YOU'LL GO TO THE WEBSITE LEVANT, I JUST WANT TO DEMONSTRATE THAT, WHEN THERE IS SUCCESS, AND I FORGOT TO HIGHLIGHT THIS ON ANOTHER SLIDE.

ONE OF THOSE SLIDES, CITIBANK SAID THAT.

IF WE DID NOT HAVE THESE DISPARITIES, IT WOULD HAVE A $2.7 MILLION IMPACT ON THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY AND A 12 TRILLION OUR IMPACT TO THE WIDER COMMUNITY.

IT BENEFITS EVERYONE. I JUST WANT TO ILLUSTRATE SOMETHING, IF YOUR SLIDE GO DOWN, AND CLICK ON "BROWSE BY DIVISION".

YEAH, AND JUST SELECT "PRIVATE EQUITY", AND YOU SEE THE PLUS BUTTON.

I JUST WANT YOU TO GO DOWN AND JUST CLICK ON EVERY SINGLE ONE.

HERE YOU HAVE A BLACK CEO, BILLIONAIRE, AND HE'S HIRING ALL THESE PEOPLE, AND HE'S HIRING MOSTLY WHITE MEN.

I DON'T BELIEVE HE'S PREJUDICE, BUT MOSTLY WHITE MEN ARE END UP FINANCIAL SERVICES OR AN INVESTMENT BANKING INDUSTRY YOU FIND IN THAT, AND YOU'LL FIND VERY FEW WOMEN BECAUSE THERE AREN'T VERY MANY WOMEN THAT ARE IN THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY, AND THERE HAS BEEN AN EFFORT TO RECRUIT MORE WOMEN INTO FINANCIAL SERVICES, MORE BLACKS IN THE FINANCIAL SERVICES, MORE HISPANICS, WHICH AS YOU CAN SEE HERE, THERE'S JUST VERY FEW.

WE HAVE AT LEAST TWO ASIANS AT LEAST.

BUT THAT IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE SUCCESS OF A BLACK PERSON HAVING A POSITIVE IMPACT ON OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT BLACK.

THAT IS A FULL DEMONSTRATION OF WHAT THAT CITIBANK REPORT SHOWS.

THANKS FOR MANAGING. GO BACK TO THE POWERPOINT.

THEN IF YOU GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, SOME OF YOU KNOW THAT I REACHED OUT TO HAVE MY FOUR-PAGE NEWSLETTER CREATED AND I HAD TO DO THE SAME THING THAT THE CITY AM I USING ANY I FOUND THIS COMPANY BECAUSE THEY WERE RANKED NUMBER ONE IN PR, PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS IN THE TAMPA BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL.

I REACHED OUT TO THIS GUY AND I HAVE THEM DOING SOME WORK FOR MY OTHER CLIENTS.

AND SERVERS AS DEVELOPING OPEN ENROLLMENT BOOKLETS.

BRIAN BUTLER IS THE CEO OF VISTRA COMMUNICATIONS OR CONSULT WHICH IS ANOTHER NAME THEY HAVE.

A 22-YEAR MILITARY VETERAN

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AND HE STARTED HIS OWN COMPANY IF YOU GO TO THAT LINKEDIN PROFILE.

AGAIN, HERE'S ANOTHER EXAMPLE, A CLOSE-TO-HOME EXAMPLE.

THIS COMPANY IS OUT OF LEFT FLORIDA, A BLACK-OWNED BUSINESS.

BUT THE PEOPLE THAT I DEALT WITH, THEY WERE NOT BLACK.

I WORKED WITH SOME WHITE WOMEN AND SOME WHITE MEN.

BUT IF YOU GO TO THEIR LINKEDIN PROFILE, LEVANT, I JUST WANT TO SHOWCASE ANOTHER EXAMPLE WHERE SUCCESS OF A BLACK BUSINESS OWNER HAS A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE GREATER COMMUNITY.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN, UNFORTUNATELY, I CAN'T GO TO THAT LINKEDIN PROFILE.

>> OKAY, THAT'S FINE.

BUT YOU WOULD SEE ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF WHAT I JUST SHOWED BEFORE, WHERE THE MAJORITY OF THE EMPLOYEES AND ARE FROM DIFFERENT DEMOGRAPHICS.

GOING BACK TO THAT CITIBANK REPORT, I'M GOING TO FIND ANOTHER SLIDE THERE, LEVANT.

IT JUST DEMONSTRATES THAT WHEN YOU HAVE SUCCESS OR WHEN YOU DON'T CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL PEOPLE, THEN IT LOCKS ALL PEOPLE FROM OTHER OPPORTUNITIES AND IF WE HELP OTHER PEOPLE HAVE SUCCESS THAT THEY DIDN'T HAVE BEFORE, THEN IT BENEFITS ALL COMMUNITIES.

WITH THAT, I WOULD JUST LIKE TO HAVE APPROVAL TO HAVE THE CITY CONDUCT A DISPARITY STUDY AND AT SOME POINT IMPLEMENT A MINORITY BUSINESS PROGRAM.

THANK YOU FOR TAKING YOU TIME TO WATCH MY PRESENTATION.

>> THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER GELIN, IN THAT TOO YOU IF YOU WOULDN'T MIND, IF YOU HAVE IT READY BEFORE COMMISSIONING, PLEASE SEND IT AROUND SO THEY CAN ACTUALLY READ SOME OF THE SMALLER PRINT THAT WE CAN'T READ ONLINE.

NOW WOULD YOU PLEASE SEND IT AROUND, THE REPORT WAS DONE WAS VERY COMPREHENSIVE AND APPRECIATED.

THIS AS A TOPIC THAT WE'VE DISCUSSED BEFORE IN DETAIL.

I HAVE VICE MAYOR

>> YEAH, I JUST GOT IT WRAPPED UP THIS MORNING AND SEND IT THE MAYOR I'LL MAKE SURE I SEND IT TO THE COMMISSION AND TO THE CITY COURT.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> I MUST SAY THAT WAS A REALLY GOOD PRESENTATION AND THE GLASSES MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE A PROFESSIONAL PROFESSOR.

YOU DID WELL WITH THE PRESENTATION, SO

>> THANK YOU VICE MAYOR. COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

>> ACTUALLY, THAT IS THE REASON WHY I WEAR GLASSES TO LOOK SMARTER.

>> NOT HAPPENING.

>> EVEN WHAT I DON'T HAVE MY GLASSES, I'M SMARTER THAN MOST MAYORS.

MIKE, YOU DID A WONDERFUL PRESENTATION AND I DON'T KNOW WHY WE NEED A DISPARITY STUDY THOUGH, BECAUSE YOUR PRESENTATION ACTUALLY WAS SO THOROUGH THAT WHATEVER ACTION YOU NEED AFTER THAT, WE COULD JUST PROBABLY VOTE FOR THAT TODAY.

WHY DO WE NEED A DISPARITY STUDY THROUGH THE MAYOR?

>> THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS A LAW THAT SAYS THAT YOU CAN'T IMPLEMENT A MINORITY BUSINESS PROGRAM UNLESS YOU CONDUCTED THAT DISPARITY STUDY AND DEMONSTRATE THAT THERE ARE, IN FACT, DISPARITIES.

IT'S SOMETHING THAT THE CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH HAS DONE, OTHER CITIES HAVE DONE.

BROWARD COUNTY ACTUALLY, I BELIEVE THEY ATTEMPTED TO DO ONE, UNFORTUNATELY, THE WHITE COMMUNITY DID SUE AND THEY STOPPED THEM FROM HAVING A MINORITY BUSINESS PROGRAM.

BUT IT IS A STEP IN THE PROCESS OF IMPLEMENTING A MINORITY BUSINESS PROGRAM, A DISPARITY STUDY HAS TO BE CONDUCTED FIRST.

>> OKAY. I'LL DEFINITELY BE IN FAVOR OF THAT.

I THINK IT'S A GREAT IDEA.

MADAM MAYOR, I WANT TO ASK THE CITY ATTORNEY A QUESTION NOT ON THIS SUBJECT, BUT

>> YOU WANT TO ASK THE ATTORNEY A QUESTION ABOUT?

>> I'M SAYING THAT I WANT TO ASK THE CITY ATTORNEY SOMETHING, IT'S NOT ON THIS SUBJECT.

IF I COULD ASK THEM NOW THAT IS OKAY OR AFTER THIS ITEM GET A MOMENT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE.

>> HOW ABOUT WE CLEAN UP THIS ITEM AND THEN YOU CAN HAVE A MOMENT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE? MS. PLACKO?

>>THANK YOU. MIKE, EARLY ON, I BELIEVE YOU SAID, I THINK THIS COVERS WOMEN AS WELL.

DID I MISSED HERE THAT?

>> YEAH. IT WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THAT DEFINITION THAT I SHOWED, BUT IT DOES INCLUDE WOMEN.

IN FACT, BACK IN THE 1960S WHEN ONE OF THE MINORITY BUSINESS PROGRAM WAS FIRST PROPOSED, YOU CAN IMAGINE THE CLIMATE IN THE '60S.

PEOPLE WERE ADAMANTLY AGAINST IT.

THE ONLY WAY IT WOULD PASS IS IF WOMEN WERE INCLUDED IN THE CLASSIFICATION OF MINORITY.

WHAT SOMEONE ELSE STUDIES ALSO DEMONSTRATES THAT THERE ARE SOME MINORITY BUSINESS PROGRAMS

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THAT WILL GIVE A BENEFIT TO ANYONE THAT'S CONSIDERED A MINORITY AND SOME WILL HAVE A RACE-BASED PREFERENCE PROGRAM THAT WILL BENEFIT AFRICAN-AMERICANS SPECIFICALLY.

SINCE AFRICAN-AMERICANS WERE SPECIFICALLY TARGETED AND WERE ENSLAVED, SOME OF THE STUDIES SHOW THAT WE SHOULD HAVE A PROGRAM THAT SPECIFICALLY TARGETS THEM.

WHAT HAPPENS IS AFRICAN-AMERICANS ARE LOST IN THE TERM MINORITY BECAUSE, FOR EXAMPLE, SOME WHITE BUSINESS OWNERS MIGHT SAY, "YOU KNOW WHAT? MY WIFE ALL OF A SUDDEN IS NOW THE 51 PERCENT OWNER OF THE COMPANY, OR MY SISTER IS, OR MY MOTHER IS," AND SO THEN YOU HAVE ALL THESE PUBLIC AGENCIES SAY "YEAH, WE HAVE GREAT MINORITY NUMBERS, WE'RE DOING EXCELLENT." THEN WHEN YOU DIG DEEPER, THEY SAY, WELL, WHAT DOES THE MINORITY NUMBERS LOOK LIKE? IT LOOKS PRETTY BAD.

BUT YES, TECHNICALLY, THE TECHNICAL DEFINITION DOES INCLUDE WOMEN IN THEIR CLASSIFICATION.

>>

>> YOU'RE WELCOME.

>> THANK YOU, VICE MAYOR.

>> CAN WE ALSO WHILE WE'RE AT IT, I'M ASSUMING THAT THE HISPANIC MINORITY IS ALSO MAKING A DANCE THROUGHOUT SOUTH FLORIDA IN BROWARD COUNTY, SENT TO A TRI-COUNTY SAY, A MANAGER.

CAN WE INCLUDE THAT IN THAT STUDY OR THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FROM COMMISSIONER GELIN'S REQUEST.

IF IT'S DIFFERENT, THAT'S FINE.

I FULLY SUPPORT AS IS IF WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT AT A LATER TIME AND WE CAN MOVE WITH THAT AS WELL.

>> YEAH

>> YEAH. VICE MAYOR, HIS HISPANICS WOULD BE INCLUSIVE IN THIS STUDY.

>>

>> THE MOTION TO ACCRUE

>>

>> IN A SECOND.

>> CITY CLERK?

>> THANK YOU. MADAM MAYOR?

>> YES.

>> MAYOR BOLTON?

>> VICE MAYOR

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON?

>>YES.

>> COMMISSIONER

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> MAYOR GOMEZ?

>> MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY, FIVE TO ZERO

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AT THIS TIME, COMMISSIONER BOLTON ASK FOR A MOMENT.

>> I'D LIKE TO HAVE A MOMENT AS WELL WITH MAYOR GOMEZ AFTER COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

>> THANK YOU.

>> NO.

>> JUST TRY AND KEEP IT IN ORDER.

>> NO, IT'S A SEPARATE TOPIC.

>> OKAY. COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

>> OKAY. THE QUESTION IS FOR THE CITY ATTORNEY OR STAFF.

HOW WOULD I ACHIEVE MAKING SURE THAT THE CITY TOWARDS, FOR INSTANCE, WHEN SOMEBODY CALLS CITY HALL, WE HAVE AN AUTOMATED SYSTEM.

HOW WOULD I ACHIEVE THE CITY PUTTING THE PROMPTS WITH HAVING A SPANISH OPTION AND ALSO A CREOLE UPSET? HOW WOULD I DO THAT? THAT COULD BE FOR YOU HANS OR THE CITY MANAGER.

>> BEFORE THE CITY MANAGER IS REALLY A TECHNICAL ISSUE WITH TECHNICAL STAFF AS POSSIBLE.

I HAVE SEEN THAT BEFORE.

I WILL JUST LET THE CITY MANAGER TO SPEAK ABOUT IT.

>> SENIOR MANAGER IF YOU WOULD, I CAN JUST SAY SOMETHING WE DISCUSSED AT STRATEGIC PLANNING.

THERE'S THE ANSWER OF THE COMMISSIONER?

>> YEAH. AS A MATTER OF FACT, COMMISSIONER BOLTON, THAT ITEM DIDN'T COME UP DURING STRATEGIC PLANNING, AND I KNOW THAT THE STAFF IS CURRENTLY LOOKING INTO HOW TO ACHIEVE THAT.

>> ALL RIGHT, OF COURSE.

>> THOUGH IT IS YOU'VE GOT THAT COMMITMENT FOR A MONTH.

>> QUESTION NUMBER 2 FOR HANS.

THE MAYOR HAD SOME CONCERNS IN THE PAST ABOUT HOW WE DIRECT YOU INDIVIDUALLY AND THAT SENIOR STAFF, AND THEN YOU'D BRING ITEMS BEFORE US FOR CONSIDERATION.

MY QUESTION IS, ON EVERY AGENDA, CAN I HAVE AN ITEM THAT SAYS A MOMENT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE OR AN ITEM THAT GIVES ME THE ABILITY TO DISCUSS IDEAS OR DIRECT YOU?

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IT'S NOT THAT I'M ASKING FOR THE COMMISSION APPROVAL AT THAT TIME, I'M JUST SAYING TO YOU UNDER SUNSHINE THAT I HAVE CERTAIN ITEMS THAT I'M THINKING ABOUT.

HERE ARE THE ITEMS, HANS, GO RESEARCH THEM, AND THEN I SAY, "HEY, CITY MANAGER, PLEASE PUT THIS ON THE NEXT AGENDA." BECAUSE WHILE I FEEL LIKE I CAN OBVIOUSLY DIRECT YOU PERSONALLY, SOMETIMES I WANT MY COLLEAGUES TO HEAR WHAT I AM DIRECTING YOU TO DO.

>> COMMISSION BOLTON. OBVIOUSLY, YOU HAVE TWO AREAS ON AGENDA.

YOU CAN OBVIOUSLY DIRECT ME.

ONE IS YOUR COMMISSION REPORT TO WHICH YOU HAVE DONE BEFORE.

THE DISCUSSION ITEM AT THE END OF THE AGENDA, YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVE ITEM WHERE YOU CAN BRING ANY POTENTIAL LEGISLATION YOU WANT THE CITY ATTORNEY OFFICE TO DRAFT OR ANY RESEARCH ITEMS THAT YOU WANT THE CITY ATTORNEY TO CONDUCT DURING THIS YOUR RESEARCH.

SO YOU HAVE TWO AREAS IN THE AGENDA YOU CAN FOLLOW THROUGH ON DIRECTION TO THE CITY ATTORNEY OFFICE.

>> OKAY, WOULD YOU OUTFLOW? AT THE NEXT MEETING I WOULD PARTICULARLY LIKE TO HAVE, FOR INSTANCE, ITEM 13 ON THE OTHER, YOU HAVE ABC.

I WOULD LIKE THE AGENDA TO HAVE MAYBE LIKE 13A, 13B, 13C, WHATEVER IT IS.

JUST SAY ANY DIRECTIONS TO STAFF OR THE CITY ATTORNEY.

THAT WAY THE MAYOR ASKED IF ANY OF US HAS ANY DIRECTIONS TO STAFF FOR THE CITY ATTORNEY FOR ANY ITEMS THAT WE HAVE FOR FUTURE RESEARCH.

OBVIOUSLY, WE DO NOT HAVE TO EXPERT SIZE THAT RULE.

OKAY, IT'S NOT A RULE IT'S JUST AN ITEM.

SO IT'S BASICALLY GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO DIRECT YOU ON THE SUNSHINE JUST BECAUSE I WANT MY COLLEAGUES TO KNOW WHAT I'M THINKING.

IF THAT MAKES SENSE.

>> SURE PRIVILEGE. YOUR AUTHORITY.

>> OKAY. I'M NOT ASKING FOR THIS TO BE DISCUSSED NOW, OBVIOUSLY, I'M GIVING YOU DIRECTION LIKE I WOULD IN A PERSONAL SETTING TO DISCUSS WITH THE CITY MANAGER AND OF COURSE, TELLING THE CITY MANAGER NOW TO ADD AN ITEM ON THE AGENDA THAT WOULD DISCUSS AN ITEM GOING ON THE OTHER, WHERE ANY MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION MAY ANNOUNCE ANY DIRECTIONS TO STAFF OR THE ATTORNEY.

OKAY? CITY MANAGER DID YOU HEAR THAT DIRECTION?

>> I DID.

>> OKAY.

>>

>> YES.

>> JUST FOR TRYING TO UNDERSTAND, I THINK WHAT YOU'RE ASKING FOR AS A PLACE HOLDER ON EACH COMMISSION AGENDA FOR YOU TO BE ABLE TO SHARE SOMETHING OR NOT THAT YOU WANT TO HAVE THE CITY ATTORNEY OR CITY HOW DOES THAT, DO YOU HAVE TO STILL ABIDE BY THE SIXTH BUSINESS DAY RULE TO BE ABLE TO PUT THE PLACEHOLDER BECAUSE WHAT I'M ADAPTING BECAUSE THERE'S A RULE THAT WE'RE SUPPOSED TO HAVE STUFF PUBLISHED NO LATER THAN 48 HOURS FOR THE PUBLIC TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THE ACCESS TO THE INFORMATION.

I'M ASKING IF THIS HAS ANY EFFECT ON WHAT YOU'RE DOING?

>> NO MADAM MAYOR. BECAUSE HERE'S THE THING.

THE PLATE HOLDER IS THERE.

IT IS AN ITEM THAT I WOULD BE SAYING, HEY, I WANT THE CITY ATTORNEY TO GO AND RESEARCH AN ITEM FOR THE NEXT AVAILABLE MEETING.

SO WE'D HAVE LITERALLY TWO WEEKS, EVEN MORE THAN SIX DAYS TO PUT SOMETHING ON THE AGENDA.

>>

>> RIGHT. I CAN ALWAYS EXERCISE MY RIGHT TO PUT SOMETHING ON THE AGENDA SIX DAYS, BUT THEN SOMETIMES YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT IT OR MY OTHER COLLEAGUES DON'T KNOW ABOUT IT.

I THINK IT'S ONLY FAIR THAT SOMETIMES IF, OBVIOUSLY IT'S NOT A RULE AND IT'S NOT LAW.

BUT IF I WANT TO SAY TO THE ATTORNEY ON THE RECORD, HEY, THIS IS WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO FOR THE NEXT MEETING.

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THAT MEANS THAT EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT I'M THINKING.

>> THAT WOULD BE APPRECIATED. THANK YOU.

>> NO. THAT'S NUMBER ONE.

>> IT WAS NUMBER TWO.

>> THAT'S NUMBER TWO, SORRY. NUMBER THREE, A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO I ASKED THE CITY ATTORNEY TO LOOK INTO WHETHER OR NOT THE LGBT COMMUNITY, THAT IS, FOR INSTANCE, STAFF WHO ARE LGBT, WHO ARE PART OF THE LGBT COMMUNITY AS WELL AS COMMON LAW UNION TO BE ABLE TO HAVE BENEFIT LIKE, INSURANCE AND THAT'S THE STAFF.

I WANT TO KNOW THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY IS WORKING ON THAT BECAUSE I THINK AT THIS POINT, THE CITY OF TAMARAC IS NOT GIVING BENEFITS TO MEMBERS OF THE LGBT COMMUNITY, IF YOU LIVE AT HOME.

I JUST WANT TO KNOW THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY IS WORKING ON THAT AND WORKING WITH STAFF TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE LOOKING AT THAT PIECE OF FLEDGED

>> COMMISSION BOLTON. IN FACT, I HAVE CONDUCTED INITIAL RESEARCH.

WHILE I WAS CITY ATTORNEY OF CITY OF SUNNY ISLES BEACH.

THE CITY DID ADOPT A POLICY BASICALLY BASED ON POLICY THAT YOU REQUESTING TO HAVE, SAME-SEX COUPLES TO HAVE, BASICALLY HEALTH INSURANCE.

I HAVE THAT RESEARCH AND I WILL SHARE WITH YOU IN THE NEAR FUTURE, OKAY?

>> OKAY. AS WELL AS COMMON LAW UNIONS.

>> YES.

>> OKAY. I'D LIKE THAT TO COME ON THE NEXT AGENDA.

I WOULD LIKE TO CALL IT A SAFE CITY RESOLUTION WHEN THAT COMES.

WE'D BE ADOPTING THE POLICY UNDER THAT RESOLUTION.

THAT'S THE THIRD THING THAT I'M THINKING ABOUT.

THE FOURTH THING I'M THINKING ABOUT IS THAT

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN HAS A QUESTION FOR YOU.

>> YOU HAVE A QUESTION FOR ME ON THAT COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> YEAH. THAT'S COMMONLY KNOWN AS DOMESTIC PARTNER COVERAGE I DEAL WITH THAT WITH INSURANCE ALL THE TIME.

SO CAN WE GET CLARIFICATION FROM LORENZO AS TO WHETHER NOT THE CITY DOES PROVIDE PHARMACY COVER.

>> ANY MEANS WD-40 ON A DOOR CHAIR.

>> THAT'S ME. I'M SORRY.

>> IT'S CITY HALL

>> I RECOGNIZE YOU, WE'LL GET YOU SOME WD-40.

>> OKAY.

>> DIRECTOR LORENZO ARE YOU AVAILABLE?

>> I AM. GOOD AFTERNOON.

LORENZO CALHOUN, HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR.

I'M WORKING WITH MY STAFF NOW.

I AM CERTAIN THAT WE OFFER IT TO COUPLES WHO ARE LEGALLY MARRIED, BUT I DO NOT BELIEVE WE OFFER TO COUPLES WHO ARE JUST IN A COMMON LAW MARRIAGE.

>> OKAY. THAT'S A GREAT IDEA, COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

>> THANK YOU.

AT THE NEXT MEETING, HANS I WOULD APPRECIATE THAT YOU BRING THAT ITEM BACK FOR CONSIDERATION FOR THE CITY COMMISSION AND THAT I THINK YOU'VE HAD AMPLE TIME TO LOOK AT THAT AND I THINK TWO MORE WEEKS IS ENOUGH.

>> BOLTON I HAVE A HANDS UP FOR YOU.

>> OKAY.

>> I HAVE A HANDS UP FOR YOU ON THAT ITEM.

WHEN YOU'RE SAYING COMMON LAW MARRIAGE, WHICH CERTAINLY DOESN'T EXIST ANYMORE IN FLORIDA.

I UNDERSTAND WHERE YOU'RE GOING WITH THIS AND I SUPPORT.

I'M JUST CURIOUS IF THEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT MAKING IT EQUAL FOR ANYBODY WHO ARE DOMESTICALLY LIVING TOGETHER, NOT UNDER MARRIAGE.

IS THAT BEING LOOKED AT AS WELL ON YOUR?

>>YES, I WANT THAT TO BE LOOKED AT.

I THINK THAT REGARDLESS OF YOUR EXPERIENCES OR WHO YOU LOVE, OR UNDER ANY MEANS OF HOW YOU WANT TO LOVE THEM, WHETHER YOU WANT TO GET MARRIED TO THEM OR NOT, ONCE YOU ARE A DOMESTIC PARTNER I THINK THAT DOMESTIC PARTNERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE BENEFITS.

>> THANK YOU AND ACTUALLY, THERE APPEARS TO BE ANOTHER QUESTION BY COMMISSIONER GELIN FOR YOU.

>> NOT A QUESTION.

BUT AGAIN, THIS IS SOMETHING I DEAL WITH AS AN INSURANCE BROKER AND MOST COMPANIES AND A COUPLE OF CLIENTS I HAVE THAT ARE PUBLIC AGENCIES.

WHEN YOU DO OFFER DOMESTIC PARTNER COVERAGE,

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IT USUALLY INCLUDES BOTH SAME-SEX AND OPPOSITE SEX.

BECAUSE INITIALLY WHEN IT FIRST CAME OUT, IT WAS ONLY BENEFITING SAME-SEX COUPLES THAN OPPOSITE SEX COUPLES TODAY WE ARE IN THE SAME SITUATION SO MOST PUBLIC AGENCIES AND PRIVATE SECTOR FIRMS WILL PROVIDE DOMESTIC PARTNER BENEFITS TO BOTH SAME-SEX AND OPPOSITE-SEX RELATIONSHIPS.

AS LONG AS THERE'S PROOF OF A BILL BEING PAID, THE SAME SHARED BANK ACCOUNTS, THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

AGAIN, THAT'S A GOOD MOVE.

>>THANK YOU. I HAVE THE VICE MAYOR, I BELIEVE HAS A QUESTION FOR YOU, COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

>> MY GIRLFRIEND AND I WORK FOR THE CITY SO I WANT ALL THE BENEFITS TO GO TO HER AS WELL.

HOW DO WE HANDLE RECENTLY NEWLY

>>MADAM MAYOR, I THINK THAT IT IS WISE FOR US TO GO DO THE RESEARCH, BRING THE AND THEN WE CAN ASK ALL THOSE QUESTIONS.

>>SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD PLAN SO ARE YOU COMPLETE WITH THIS ITEM FOR YOUR ITEM, NUMBER 3?

>> YEAH.

>> OKAY. THE VICE MAYOR, DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR COMMISSIONER BOLTON ON THIS ITEM THAT WE'RE GOING THROUGH

>> NO, I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE NOT JUST APPROVING OFF EVERYTHING.

THAT WAS JUST MY REMARKS.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. COMMISSIONER BOLTON DO YOU HAVE A FOURTH?

>> OKAY. NUMBER 4 IS THAT THERE IS AN ORDINANCE THAT WE HAVE HERE IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC THAT SAYS WE CAN'T NAME THINGS AFTER PEOPLE WHO ARE ALIVE, AND IF WE'RE GOING TO NAME THINGS AFTER PEOPLE, THEY HAVE TO BE DEAD.

I DON'T REALLY THINK THAT'S A FAIR ORDINANCE.

AT THE NEXT MEETING, I'M ASKING THE CITY ATTORNEY TO BRING THAT ORDINANCE BACK WITH STRIKING LANGUAGE THAT SAYS SOMEBODY HAS TO BE DEAD FOR US TO NAME SOMETHING AFTER THEM.

YOU CAN DEFINITELY BE ALIVE FOR THE CITY OF TAMARAC TO NAME SOMETHING AFTER YOU.

THEN WITH THAT, ASK THE CITY MANAGER TO FIND A STREET OR SOMETHING THAT WE COULD NAME AFTER CONGRESSMAN ALCEE HASTINGS SHOULD THAT ITEM PASS IF WE STRIKE THE LANGUAGE.

AT THE SAME TIME, FIGURE OUT WHAT WE COULD NAME AFTER THE CONGRESSMAN AND OF COURSE BRING BACK THE ORDINANCE TO STRIKE.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN HAS A COMMENT FOR YOU OR A QUESTION.

>> YEAH, NO, I THINK IT'S A GREAT IDEA.

THAT'S PROBABLY THE ONE I WAS VIRTUALLY ATTENDING THE BROWARD COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING YESTERDAY AND THEY HAVE THAT SAME LANGUAGE WHERE SOMEONE HAS TO BE DEAD.

HOWEVER, THEY CAN CHOOSE TO WAIVE IT, AND SO THEY WAIVED IT IN THE PAST FOR A LADY AND THEY DID APPROVE WAIVING IT YESTERDAY FOR ALCEE HASTINGS AND THEY ALSO APPROVED NAMING A STREET AFTER HIM.

IF IT TAKES TOO LONG TO MAKE THAT CHANGE AS IT MIGHT BE AN ORDINANCE AND TAKE TWO MEETINGS, THE CITY ATTORNEY CAN EXPLORE WHETHER OR NOT WE CAN WAIVE IT IN ORDER TO JUST NAME THE STREETS SO COMMISSIONER BOLTON CAN GET THAT ITEM APPROVED FASTER THAN HAVING TO WAIT FOR TWO MORE OR POTENTIALLY THREE MORE MEETINGS.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO ADD ON THAT IF YOU DON'T MIND COMMISSIONERS.

I THINK IT WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT IF THE INTERIM CITY ATTORNEY COULD LOOK INTO HOW THE CITY COUNTY DID IT, AND ALSO WHAT OTHER CITIES DO, FOR THOSE SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS BECAUSE I WOULD TEND TO AGREE THAT THERE ARE THOSE SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS FOR THOSE WHO ARE ALIVE THAT NEED TO BE DONE IN A RELATIVELY QUICK MANNER.

>> BUT I AGREE AND THINK PEOPLE SHOULD BE ALIVE AND HONORED RATHER THAN DEAD.

>> FOR CLARIFICATION, DO YOU WANT STAFF TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE RESOLUTION FOR ALCEE HASTINGS AND PUT A WAIVER OR AFTER COURT PROVISION THAT REQUIRE THAT PERSON MUST BE OBVIOUSLY NOT ALIVE? JUST FOR CLARIFICATION, HOW DO YOU WANT US TO PROCEED?

>> I THINK THAT'LL BE A GOOD IDEA.

BRING BACK A RESOLUTION WITH WHAT THE CITY MANAGER AND YOU DISCUSSED WITH WHAT WOULD BE PRETTY MUCH NAMING AFTER

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THE CONGRESSMAN AND THEN SIMULTANEOUSLY WORK ON THE AUDIT OF THE ORDINANCE TO STRIKE THE LANGUAGE

>>

>> OKAY AND THOSE ARE MY SIX ITEMS. BYE-BYE. THANK YOU.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN.

>> YEAH, MINE IS VERY SIMPLE.

GOT AN EMAIL FROM DORIS SPAN THAT SHE SENT TO MY LEGISLATIVE A.D ROGERS.

I JUST WANTED TO READ IT TO THE PUBLIC, DEAR MS. ROGERS, I JUST WATCHED IN REAL TIME AS COMMISSIONER GELIN MADE HIS IMPACTFUL VISION ZERO PRESENTATION.

THE COMMISSION TODAY HAS TAKEN AN IMPORTANT STEP IN PEDESTRIAN SAFETY AND ELIMINATING TRAFFIC FATALITIES.

I'M SO THANKFUL TO YOU DEIDRA ROGERS, COMMISSIONER GELIN, AND THE ENTIRE COMMISSION.

TODAY IS ANOTHER WONDERFUL DAY TO BE A RESIDENT OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

I JUST WANT TO SHARE THAT WITH THE COMMISSION AND SAY THANK YOU TO YOU ALL AND THAT'S IT.

>> THANK YOU. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IF THERE'S NO OTHER BUSINESS, IT IS 02:26, HAVE A GOOD AFTERNOON.

GOOD PNP EVERYBODY AT THE FORD COMPLEX AT 06:00 P.M ON FRIDAY TO CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH AND OUR HONOREES. THANK YOU.

>> BYE EVERYONE.

>> BYE-BYE.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.