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>> IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE THAT I INTRODUCE MISS SAMA FRANCOIS.

[00:00:06]

SHE IS A RESIDENT OF TAMARAC, A SOPHOMORE THIS YEAR AT MILLENNIUM COLLEGIATE ACADEMY, AND IS ALSO A MEMBER OF OUR TEAM COUNCIL BUT ALSO SERVES AS OUR TEAM COUNCIL'S COUNCIL HISTORIAN.

IF SHE WOULD PLEASE COME TO THE FRONT AND LEAD US IN THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, IF EVERYONE WOULD PLEASE STAND.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. CITY ATTORNEY, WILL YOU PLEASE PROVIDE A REPORT?

>> I HAVE NOTHING TO REPORT.

>> EXCELLENT. SORRY. CITY MANAGER DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO REPORT?

>> MADAM MAYOR, WE HAD EXPECTED SENATOR PERRY THURSTON THIS EVENING.

I BELIEVE THAT A MEMBER OF HIS STAFF IS HERE AND IT SOUNDS LIKE HE IS ON HIS WAY SO IF WE CAN MAYBE PROCEED AND COME BACK TO HIM WHEN HE ARRIVES?

>> MOST DEFINITELY. THANK YOU.

NOW WE WILL GO TO ITEM 2B.

[2.b. Award to the Winner of the "Name the Dog" Contest]

AWARD TO THE WINNER OF OUR NAME THE DOG CONTEST, COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

>> GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

OF THE 16 ENTRIES WE RECEIVED FOR THE NAME THE DOG CONTEST FOR OUR DALMATIAN DOG SCULPTURE THAT IS PROPOSED FOR THE NEW FIRE STATION 36, THE COMMISSION SELECTED SPECKLES MCFRECKLES.

[APPLAUSE].

>> FROM THE MINUTE I SAW THAT NAME, IT SPOKE TO ME AND MY COLLEAGUES AGREED.

WE'RE VERY, VERY HAPPY FOR YOU.

IT WAS SUBMITTED BY THIS YOUNG MAN, ADONI WOLLASTON.

HE ATTENDS CHALLENGER ELEMENTARY AND HE'S HERE TONIGHT TO READ US HIS ESSAY.

ADONI IS HERE AND HE WILL ACCEPT THE 100 DOLLAR VISA GIFT CARD, THE SAMSUNG GALAXY TABLET WITH TWO YEARS OF FREE WI-FI CONNECTION FOR HIS WINNING SELECTION.

CONGRATULATIONS, PLEASE JOIN ME IN CELEBRATING THIS.

[APPLAUSE]

>> MY NAME IS ADONI WOLLASTON AND I CHOSE THE NAME SPECKLES MCFRECKLES BECAUSE MOST DALMATIAN DOGS ONLY HAVE ONE NAME AND I FEEL LIKE SINCE THIS DOG IS A PART OF SUCH A LARGE FAMILY AS THE CITY OF TAMARAC, THIS NAME NEEDS TO BE SOMETHING AS IMPORTANT IF WE WERE NAMING A HUMAN.

THE NAME I CHOSE CAN BE A GIRL DOG OR A BOY DOG'S NAME.

BOTH NAMES WOULD REPRESENT THE DOG'S PERSONALITY, I HOPE THAT I CAN ONE DAY COME TO PET THIS DOG.

>> I PROMISE YOU WILL. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THE NAME IS INCREDIBLE, IT'S FABULOUS.

THIS IS FOR YOU AND WE WILL SEE YOU AT THE RIBBON CUTTING FOR THE DOG.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. CONGRATULATIONS.

[APPLAUSE]

[00:05:39]

>> I DON'T KNOW. I THINK WE MIGHT HAVE TO ACTUALLY GET A REAL DALMATIAN FOR THAT STATION SO WE CAN ACTUALLY HAVE SOMETHING TO PET.

BUT THAT'S A WHOLE OTHER CONVERSATION.

[2.c. Employee Service Awards]

WELL, THE CITY MANAGER IS PROBABLY ROLLING HIS EYES AT ME.

WE'RE GOING TO TURN TO OUR EMPLOYEE SERVICE AWARDS, CITY MANAGER.

>> THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR. WE HAVE A GROUP OF EMPLOYEES THIS EVENING THAT ARE BEING RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR ANNIVERSARIES WITH THIS CITY.

IF I COULD ASK LEVENT TO PLEASE ADVANCE TO THE FIRST SLIDE.

WE HAVE SAL ENUSA, HE'S A GROUNDSKEEPER ONE IN PUBLIC SERVICES AND HE IS CELEBRATING HIS FIFTH YEAR WITH THE CITY.

WE HAVE TROY WILLBANKS, WHO'S A FLEET MECHANIC THREE ALSO IN PUBLIC SERVICES.

HE'S ALSO CELEBRATING HIS FIFTH YEAR WITH THE CITY.

WE HAVE AMBER DAVENPORT.

AMBER IS AN ACCOUNTANT ONE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES AND AMBER HAS ALSO BEEN WITH US FOR FIVE YEARS NOW.

IN THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT, HANA DAVIS IS A PERMIT TECHNICIAN AND HANA IS ALSO CELEBRATING FIVE YEARS WITH THE CITY.

GOING BACK TO PUBLIC SERVICES, WE HAVE WILLIE CONDE.

WILLIE IS A SERVICE WORKER ONE AND THIS IS HIS TENTH YEAR WITH THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

NEXT, WE HAVE ZAIRA DESIDERIO.

ZAIRA IS A SITE SUPERVISOR IN PARKS AND RECREATION AND SHE IS CELEBRATING HER TENTH YEAR WITH THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

WE HAVE PAUL BARROWS.

PAUL IS A SENIOR TRADESMAN, AN ELECTRICIAN IN PUBLIC SERVICES.

PAUL IS CELEBRATING HIS 15TH ANNIVERSARY WITH THE CITY.

FINALLY, FOR THIS GROUP OF EMPLOYEES, WE HAVE MARSHALL SEALS.

MARSHALL IS A FIREFIGHTER PARAMEDIC AND MARSHALL IS CELEBRATING HIS 20TH YEAR WITH THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

[APPLAUSE]

>> EXCELLENT, WONDERFUL EMPLOYEES AND WE APPRECIATE THEIR SERVICE AND THEIR DEDICATION TO OUR CITY INTO OUR RESIDENCE AND BUSINESS OWNERS.

[3. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION]

AT THIS TIME WE'RE GOING TO OUR PUBLIC COMMENTS.

I'LL JUST READ THE RULES OF THE ROAD UNLESS THE CITY ATTORNEY WOULD LIKE TO DO SO. IT'S ALL YOURS.

>> MADAM MAYOR, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RULES OF MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RULES ADOPTED BY THE CITY COMMISSION, EACH SPEAKER WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK FOR THREE MINUTES ON ANY SUBJECT THAT THEY WISH.

IF YOU ARE GOING TO SPEAK ON ANY MATTER OF THIS ACTUALLY ON THE AGENDA, PARTICULARLY WITH REGARD TO THE PUBLIC CARRYING ITEMS, WE'D ASK THAT YOU WAIT UNTIL THAT ITEM IS CALLED, SO YOUR COMMENTS CAN BE RECORDED IN THE CONTEXT OF THOSE PARTICULAR ITEMS. OTHERWISE, AS LONG AS EVERYONE AGAIN FOLLOWS THE RULES OF CIVILITY, WE'RE READY TO GO. MADAM MAYOR.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND I'LL JUST GOING TO ADD THAT WE HAVE THREE MINUTES FOR EACH SPEAKER.

THERE WILL BE A TIMER.

WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN THE TIMER IS RUNNING DOWN, YOU'LL SEE THE LITTLE KNOBS OVER THERE.

WE ASK THAT YOU STATE YOUR NAME AND YOUR ADDRESS IF YOU'RE COMFORTABLE, IF NOT JUST THE CITY IN WHICH YOU LIVE FOR THE RECORD.

WE WILL START WITH RUDY DELGADO.

>> THANK YOU. MY NAME IS RUDY DELGADO, A RESIDENT OF TAMARAC FOR THE LAST SEVEN YEARS, I BELONG TO DISTRICT NUMBER 2, SECTION 11 OR FAIRHAVEN 11.

MY HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION CONSISTS OF 255 HOMES.

OUR ASSOCIATION PROVIDES IRRIGATION TO OUR HOMES USING WATER FROM THE CANAL AS PART OF THE BENEFITS OR THE MONTHLY FEES.

I WANT TO TALK ABOUT A BIG PROJECT CONSISTING OF REBUILDING OUR ENTIRE IRRIGATION SYSTEM, WHICH WAS DONE BY MY ADMINISTRATION IN AN INSIDIOUS MANNER.

AS OF FOUR YEARS AGO, THE IRRIGATION WAS IN BAD CONDITION DUE TO NEGLECT OVER THE YEARS.

SINCE I AM A RETIRED LABORATORY TECHNICIAN,

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WITH EXPERIENCE IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR MACHINE MAINTENANCE, I VOLUNTEERED TO BE IN CHARGE OF IRRIGATION AND TRY TO RESTORE IT.

AFTER ONE YEAR, I HAD IT RUNNING, EVEN THOUGH I'D HAD VERY LITTLE SUPPORT FROM THE BOARD.

I ADMIT THERE WE'RE STILL HIDDEN PROBLEMS, BUT EVERY HOME WAS GETTING SPRINKLER WATER AND OUR PROBLEMS WERE GOING TO BE PROPERLY ADDRESSED.

LAST YEAR, THE ADMINISTRATION FOUND SOME MONEY IN RESERVES AND DECIDED TO OVERHAUL THE ENTIRE IRRIGATION.

SO FAR SO GOOD, EXCEPT THAT I WAS FIRED.

MY POSITION AS IRRIGATION CHAMPION WAS COMMANDEERED AND SOMEONE WITH NO EXPERIENCE OF IRRIGATION, BUT WITH THE APPROVAL OR THE MAJORITY OF THE BOARD AS I WAS TOLD, A CONTRACTOR WAS HIRED FOR THE OPERATION.

BUT WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS? THE CONTRACTOR SOLD US AN EXPENSIVE SYSTEM THAT IS NOT ADEQUATE FOR OUR APPLICATION AND THE ADMINISTRATION MADE SEVERAL MISTAKES IN THE PROCESS.

NUMBER 1, A REQUEST WAS MADE BY ME A SECOND VP FOR A WRITTEN ESTIMATE FROM THE SELECTED CONTRACTOR, BUT THE ESTIMATE WAS NEVER PROVIDED.

WORKING PROGRESS COSTS WERE SUBMITTED BY THE TREASURER VERBALLY AT BOARD MEETINGS, NOTHING IN WRITING.

IT IS MY BELIEF THAT THE TOTAL COST OF THIS IS ABOUT $150,000. I'M ALMOST DONE.

NUMBER 2, THE OLD SYSTEM USED TO HAVE 13 RAIN BIRD TIMERS IDENTICAL TO THOSE THAT THE CITY OF TAMARAC USES ON ROAD MEDIUMS WHEN YOU DRIVE COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD, IN THE MEDIAN YOU WILL SEE THOSE RAIN BIRD TIMERS, WHICH ARE VERY POPULAR.

BUT IN ORDER TO AVOID DIGGING TRENCHES FOR NEW UNDERGROUND WIRING, THE CONTRACTOR INSTALLED WIRELESS TIMERS OF A KIND THAT IS TO BE USED WHERE THERE IS NO ELECTRICITY AVAILABLE, SUCH AS A REMOTE FARM.

THUS NOT OUR CASE, EACH TIMER IS POWERED BY A NINE-VOLT BATTERY.

I EVEN HAVE ONE HERE.

THEY DID NOT INSTALL 13 OF THOSE TIMERS, BUT OVER 100 OF THEM.

THIS IS A RIDICULOUS AMOUNT EVEN FOR A REMOTE FARM. [OVERLAPPING]

>> MR. DELGADO, TIME IS UP.

>> ALMOST DONE.

>> I'M SORRY.

>> OKAY.

>> I'M SORRY.

>> MAY I KINDLY REQUEST THE CITY OF TAMARAC TO INSPECT THE IRRIGATION INSTALLATION AND THE PROCEDURE FOLLOWED BY MY ADMINISTRATION.

>> THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS. THANK YOU.

SELIM LAKHANI? NO. OKAY, THANK YOU.

THE NEXT PERSON ON THE LIST IS FOR THE ALF, DARCY SHILLER.

>> DARCY SHILLER, I LIVE IN GRANVILLE, KINGS POINT.

BEFORE I START, I'M GOING TO ASK THAT MR. BOLTON, YOU KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN AND YOU STAY AWAKE WHILE I SPEAK.

MR. CERNECH, IF YOU COULD PAY ATTENTION TO ME AND NOT YOUR COMPUTER, I WILL START.

MR. BOLTON, FOR A PASTOR OF YOUR OWN CHURCH AND A MAN WHO HAD WANTED TO CONVERT TO JUDAISM.

TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO USE A TALLIT AS A PODIUM COVER AT YOUR CHURCH IS A DESECRATION AND I WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF YOU WOULD KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN, PLEASE.

EXCUSE ME. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT CIVILITY, THAT IS BLATANTLY DISRESPECTFUL.

MR. BOLTON AND MR. GELIN, YOU BOTH WANTED THE ATHENIAN OATH RESOLUTION EVEN THOUGH YOU BOTH SIGNED IT WHEN YOU BECAME A COMMISSIONER.

YET BOTH OF YOU DISPLAY THE EXACT THE OPPOSITE BEHAVIOR WHEN YOU ARE SO HORRIBLY RUDE TO THE MAYOR AND TO EACH OTHER.

WHEN YOU, COMMISSIONER GELIN HAD THE AUDACITY TO CALL COMMISSIONER VILLALOBOS A PUPPET.

DO YOUR JOB. THAT IS INAPPROPRIATE.

IT IS YOUR JOB TO QUELL SUCH BEHAVIOR, NOT EXEMPLIFY IT.

TO THE ATTORNEY AND CITY MANAGER, WHEN IS ENOUGH, ENOUGH? MR. BOLTON HAS ALLEGEDLY BEEN ACCUSED OF DEFRAUDING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF $36,000, AS EVIDENCED BY THE CLOSURE OF HIS CHURCH AND POTENTIAL IMPENDING FINES.

MR. GELIN HAS TAKEN IN OVER $100,000 FROM OTHER CITIES SUCH AS MIRAMAR ,

[00:15:01]

AND DOESN'T DECLARE THE INCOME TO THE CITY OF TAMARAC AS REQUESTED.

WHEN IS THIS CITY GOING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT ALL THESE QUESTIONABLE ACTS OF MISCONDUCT? WHEN MR. CITY ATTORNEY, ARE YOU GOING TO DO YOUR JOB AND HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE? PEOPLE ARE DISGUSTED, DISGRUNTLED.

THEY ARE POSTING MANY, I MEAN MANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT COMMISSIONERS BOLTON AND GELIN.

DON'T YOU THINK IT'S TIME TO EXERCISE YOUR POWERS? THAT GOES TO EVERYBODY UP THERE.

BOLTON AND GELIN, I'D LIKE TO SEE YOU TWO ACT LIKE GROWN MEN AND NOT CHILDREN.

I'D LIKE TO SEE THE PEOPLE TO MY LEFT DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS HORRIFIC BEHAVIOR, ESPECIALLY THE PARLIAMENTARIAN.

THE MALFEASANCE AND MISFEASANCE BY BOTH GELIN AND BOLTON IS HORRIFYING.

THEY ARE ENTRUSTED TO OVERSEE HOW TAMARAC SPENDS THEIR MONEY AND THEY SHOW NO APPROPRIATE FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBILITY.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

WE THE PEOPLE DEMAND CHANGE. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. AT THIS TIME, I DO NOT HAVE ANYBODY ELSE ON THE LIST.

IF THERE'S ANYBODY ELSE WHO WISHES TO SPEAK THAT IS ON AN ITEM THAT IS NOT ON THE AGENDA, PLEASE SPEAK NOW.

OKAY. THEN PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE HEREBY CLOSED.

WE ARE NO LONGER TAKING PHONE CALLS FOR PARTICIPATION.

AT THIS TIME WE WILL BE MOVING TO CONSENT AGENDA.

[4. CONSENT AGENDA]

>> SIR ATTORNEY, DO YOU HAVE ANY ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS?

>> NO MA'AM.

>> I HAVE A REMOVAL OF- [OVERLAPPING].

>> MADAM MAYOR?

>> YES.

>> WE DO HAVE THE ITEM 6A, WHICH IS AN ORDINANCE ON FIRST READING IS TEMPORARY ORDINANCE 2473.

THAT'S TAMARAC VILLAGE PLAN UNIT DEVELOPMENT PLAN AMENDMENT NEEDS TO BE MOVED TO THE SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2021 CITY COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA, AND I WILL BE ASKING YOU TO DO SO WHEN THE ITEM COMES UP FOR DISCUSSION.

>> OKAY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> I ASK FOR TWO ITEMS TO BE REMOVED FROM CONSENT.

>> YOU'VE TIME. COMMISSIONER GALEN, WHICH ITEMS DO YOU WISH TO REMOVE FROM CONSENT?

>> YOU HAVE THEM ALREADY?

>> I'M ASKING WHICH ITEMS YOU'D LIKE TO REMOVE FROM CONSENT.

>> ITEMS H AND ITEM J.

>> ITEM H AND ITEM J?

>> YES.

>> THEY'RE REMOVED FROM CONSENT.

ANY OTHER ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT?

>> NO.

>> OKAY. WELL, YOU TAKE CARE OF ONE OF THEM.

I WAS REMOVING SO I NEED A MOTION AND A SECOND TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AS AMENDED WITH ITEMS H AND J REMOVED.

>> MOTION TO APPROVE AS AMENDED.

>> SECOND.

>> THANK YOU CITY CLERK, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> MAYOR GOMEZ?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON?

>> YES.

>> VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> YES.

>> MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY 5-0.

>> ASSER THANK YOU. AT THIS TIME COMMISSION,

[2.a. Legislative Update - Senator Perry Thurston, District 33]

WE HAVE OUR SENATOR HERE.

I WOULD LIKE TO HOLD OFF ON FINISHING OUR CONSENT AGENDA DISCUSSION AND ALLOW OUR SENATOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK.

SENATOR THURSTON IS GOOD TO SEE YOU OR DID YOU NEED A QUICK RESTAURANT BREAK?

>> I DO NOT.

>> ALL RIGHT. ARE YOU HEADED THAT WAY? JUST WASN'T SURE. WELCOME TO OUR COMMISSION MEETING, SENATOR THURSTON.

>> GOOD EVENING, AND I APOLOGIZE FOR RUNNING LATE.

MADAM MAYOR, COMMISSIONERS. IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU, GOOD TO SEE EVERYBODY.

I AM JUST GOING TO GIVE A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THIS PAST LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

IT WAS EVENTFUL TO SAY THE LEAST.

I WOULD LIKE TO START BY SAYING, AS YOU ALL KNOW, ONE OF THE ONLY THINGS THAT WE HAVE TO DO DURING THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION IS PASS A BUDGET, AND WE DID PASS A HISTORIC BUDGET.

A BUDGET OF $101 BILLION WHICH IS THE LARGEST BUDGET THAT THE STATE OF FLORIDA HAS EVER PASSED, AND THAT WAS WITH THE AID OF A LOT OF HELP FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT HELPED US PLUG THE LOT OF HOLES THAT WE HAD IN THE BUDGET.

BUT UNFORTUNATELY, SOME OF THOSE HOLES WERE ALSO PLUGGED BY THE SADOWSKI FUND WHICH IS ONE OF THE ISSUES THAT YOU ALL WANTED TO SPEAK ABOUT AND ADDRESS.

HISTORICALLY YOU KNOW THAT WE HAVE RATED.

WHEN I SAY WE, I MEAN THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE OF WHICH I'M A PART BUT I'M CERTAINLY NOT A PART IN AGREEMENT WITH RATING THE SADOWSKI FUND, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE KNOW THE NEED OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

[00:20:04]

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE DID ALSO WAS TO CUT BACK ON THE PERCENTAGE OF THE DARK STAMP FEES THAT GOES TO WARS FUNDING SADOWSKI.

THERE WAS A THOUGHT THAT BY DOING THAT, THERE WAS GOING TO PROTECT THE REMAINDER OF THE SADOWSKI REVENUE THAT WAS THERE SO THAT IT CAN BE USED FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

THAT JUST PROVED NOT TO BE THE CASE AGAIN.

WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO FIGHT THAT BATTLE.

I THINK THAT IF YOU WATCH THE PAPERS OF REASON, YOU SEE THAT THERE'S SOME ASSISTANCE IN THAT FROM THE REALTORS.

THE REALTORS HAVE STARTED A PETITION FOR CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AS CITIZENS INITIATIVE TO ADDRESS THAT SAME THING, TO MANDATE THAT THE SADOWSKI FUND NOT BE SWEPT AND THAT THE FUNDS BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF WHICH THEY WERE INTENDED, WHICH IS AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

WITH REGARDS TO AND THAT'S JUST ONE ASPECT OF THIS SESSION, BUT I HAD TO TOUCH ON THAT BECAUSE IT WAS AN ISSUE THAT SOME OF THE COMMISSIONERS HAD MENTIONED THAT WE SHOULD ADDRESS.

THE SESSION WAS A DIFFERENT SESSION TO SAY THE LEAST.

COVID 19 OVERWHELM THE SESSION.

FROM THE BEGINNING TILL THE END WE CONDUCTED BUSINESS IN A DIFFERENT FASHION, MEANING THAT THERE WAS NO IN-PERSON MEETINGS.

THERE WAS NO THE LOBBYIST AND THE CITIZENS WHO NORMALLY COME UP AS MANY OF YOU HAVE COME UP TO THE SESSION TO LOBBY AND TO MAKE SURE THAT THE LEADERSHIP KNOWS THAT THE BILLS AND THE APPROPRIATIONS THAT YOUR REQUESTED IT'S IMPORTANT, NOT JUST TO YOU, BUT TO THE CITIZENS THAT YOU REPRESENT AS WELL.

WE HAD A SESSION WHERE THOSE INDIVIDUALS WERE CONFINED TO THE CIVIC CENTER AND WE CONDUCTED BUSINESS AND THEY WILL APPEAR ON A SCREEN, LIKE THE BIG SCREEN THAT YOU HAVE PRESENT HERE, [LAUGHTER] AND THEY WOULD SPEAK IN THAT FASHION.

THAT CASTS A SHADOW INITIALLY.

SEVERAL BILLS THAT WERE PROPOSED OVERWHELMED AND TOOK ALL THE AIR OUT OF THE ROOM.

THE FIRST ONE WOULD BE AS SB 90.

SB 90 WAS A BILL PURPORTEDLY DESIGNED TO CAPTURE FRAUD IN THE ELECTORAL PROCESS.

THE PROBLEM WITH THAT IS THAT WE HAD JUST BEEN PRAISED AS A STATE FOR HAVING ONE OF THE BEST ELECTIONS THAT HAD OCCURRED IN THE HISTORY OF THE STATE, AND WAS PUT UP AS A MODEL FOR OTHER STATES THAT THEY SHOULD EMULATE FLORIDA IN TERMS OF HOW WE RAN THE PAST ELECTION.

THE COME WITH MAJOR CHANGES TO THE ELECTORAL PROCESS WAS JUST OVERWHELMING AND EVERYONE WANTED TO KNOW WHY WE WERE DOING THAT.

THERE WAS AN ATTACK ON THE VOTE BY MAIL PROCESS.

THERE WAS AN ATTACK ON THE DROP BOXES WHERE INDIVIDUALS WERE UTILIZING BECAUSE OF COVID AND ALSO BECAUSE OF A THREAT THAT THE MALE WILL BE DELAYED AND POSSIBLY THEIR VOTE MAY NOT COUNT.

BUT THAT WAS A SUBJECT OF AN ATTACK AS WELL.

THERE WERE THINGS THAT HAVE WORKED IN OUR SYSTEM THAT WAS BEING ADDRESSED THAT THERE WAS NO NEED TO.

WHAT REALLY SHED LIGHT ON IT WAS THAT THERE ARE 37 IN OTHER STATE THAT WE'RE ADDRESSING THE SAME ISSUES.

THE SAME BILL THAT WE WERE HEARING, AND THAT WE WERE FORCED TO DEAL WITH WAS BEING HEARD IN 37 OTHER STATES.

YOU PROBABLY SAW IT PLAY OUT IN GEORGIA WHERE REPRESENTOR WAS ARRESTED IN TEXAS WHERE THE WHOLE DELEGATION WALKED OUT OF THE CHAMBER.

I JUST SAY THAT TO SAY IT'S A MOVEMENT AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT'S HAPPENING THAT WE HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION TO BECAUSE IT TECHNICALLY GOES AT THE HARD OF OUR DEMOCRATIC PROCESS.

THEREFORE, IF WE SEE IT HAPPENING, NOT JUST IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, WE SEE IT HAPPENING IN OTHER STATES, IT'S JUST SOMETHING THAT WE REALLY MUST PAY ATTENTION TO.

NOW WHEN I SAY THAT, I SAY THAT UNDERSTANDING THAT THIS BILL PASSED.

IT DID PASS. THE GOVERNOR SIGNED IT.

[00:25:02]

IT IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE FIRST BILLS THAT HE SIGNED.

THERE ARE LAWSUITS NOW ADDRESSING THE BILL.

WHAT OTHER STATES ARE DOING, STATES LIKE GEORGIA, THEY'RE ASKING PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAMS NOT TO COME TO THOSE STATES WHERE THOSE TYPE OF ACTIVITIES IS WHAT WE'RE SEEING IN THE LEGISLATURE.

NOW, RATHER FLORIDA WOULD DO THAT, THAT REMAINS TO BE SEEN.

THE LAWSUIT ABOUT THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS AND THE NWACP, AND MANY OTHER ORGANIZATIONS HAVE COMBINED TO ATTACK THE BILL.

BUT IT IS THE LOWEST THE LAW OF THE LAND IN OUR STATE RIGHT NOW.

THE OTHER BILL THAT SUCK ALL THE AIR OUT OF THE ROOM WOULD BE HOUSE BILL 1.

HOUSE BILL 1 IS THE BILL DESIGNED TO SAY THAT YOU CAN'T HAVE PEACEFUL PROTESTS.

IN THE UNITED STATES, WE HAVE THE FIRST AMENDMENT THAT GIVES YOU THE RIGHT TO PROTEST SORRY TO SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER.

WHEN YOU DISAGREE, YOU CAN PEACEFULLY GO AND TELL THOSE IN CHARGE THAT YOU DISAGREE WITH WHAT'S GOING ON.

WE HAVE MONUMENT IN THE STATE CAPITAL FOR THE LEADERS OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS MOVEMENT.

IT'S A BIG MONUMENT.

YOU COME IN, IT'S RIGHT THERE.

WE HAVE THE SAME THING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HOLE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AMENDMENT.

THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO HELPED TO BETTER TO STAY BY SAYING WOMEN SHOULD HAVE OPPORTUNITIES, MINORITIES SHOULD HAVE OPPORTUNITIES.

WELL, UNDER THIS BILL, THE DEMONSTRATORS AND THE PROTESTERS WOULD BE CONVICTED FAIRLY.

THEY WOULD NOT BE CELEBRATED.

IF THEY ARE THERE AND MORE THAN THREE PEOPLE GATHER AND THERE IS ANY TYPE OF ALTERCATION, THEY COULD BE ARRESTED, AND NOW ALLOWED THE BOND NOW.

THAT IN AND OF ITSELF IS INCREDIBLE ACTIONS THAT WE'RE TAKING.

BUT AGAIN, THIS BILL ALSO PASSED.

BUT I WAS IMPRESSED WITH THE STUDENTS WHO CAME OVER FROM FLORIDA STATE INFORMED YOU, AND THEY VOICE THEIR OPPOSITION TO THE BILL.

WE ARE GEOGRAPHICALLY CHALLENGED BECAUSE WE'RE SO FAR FROM TALLAHASSEE, BUT WE DO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE COLLEGE INSTITUTIONS THERE, QUALITY UNIVERSITY, WHERE STUDENTS WERE PAYING ATTENTION AND THEY ACTUALLY LINED UP ON THOSE ZOOM SCREENS AND GAVE MOST OF THE LEGISLATORS A PIECE OF THEIR MIND.

IT WAS REALLY A SESSION THAT DEAL WITH THOSE TWO BILLS OVERALL.

NOW, IS THAT ALL WE DIDN'T KNOW, OF COURSE NO.

THERE WAS SOME COVID RELIEF BUSINESSES.

>> SENATE BILL 72, 74, AND 76 DEALT WITH COVID LIABILITY.

THE BASIC THRUST OF THAT IS, WE DON'T WANT BUSINESSES TO BE SUED BECAUSE WE DIDN'T KNOW THIS PANDEMIC WAS HAPPENING, AND IT WAS NOBODY'S FAULT.

WE SHOULD PROTECT ALL THE BUSINESSES BECAUSE OF THAT.

THERE WAS A LOT OF AMENDMENTS A LOT OF DISCUSSIONS, SOME PEOPLE IN NURSING HOMES, OTHER PEOPLE WHO WERE SAYING WELL, THERE ARE SOME FACILITIES WHO HAD A HISTORY, ASSORTED HISTORY OF PROTECTION PRIOR TO COVID.

SO THEY GET THAT BLANKET IMMUNITY TOO OR SHOULD OR ARE WE DENYING INDIVIDUALS ACCESS TO COURT? ARE WE SAYING THAT YOU SHOULDN'T LET AN IMPARTIAL JUDICIARY DECIDE RATHER THERE SHOULD BE SOME TYPE OF LIABILITY BASED ON THE ACTIONS? INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE INCARCERATED LIKEWISE, THEY HADN'T BEEN ANYWHERE BUT THERE SO THERE'S NO QUESTION ABOUT WHERE THEY CONTRACTED THE DISEASE.

THEY DID NOT HAVE A OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO COURT WITH THEIR ISSUES AS WELL.

THOSE WERE SOME OF THE MAJOR BILLS THAT WERE PASSED.

WE DID HAVE AS IT RELATES TO OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM.

NOW AND I KNOW THAT WE ALL KNOW THAT THE TEACHERS DID A REMARKABLE JOB UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES.

ONE OF THE BILLS THAT I'VE FILED WITH THE HELP OF THE BROWARD COUNTY SCHOOLS MEMBERS AS WELL AS THE HOUSE SPONSOR WHO WAS REPRESENTATIVE BOLDERMAN WHO'S A FORMER SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, WAS TO NOT PENALIZE WHAT WE CALL THE EDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY,

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AND BASICALLY SAID THAT WE DON'T WANT TO PENALIZE KIDS OR SCHOOLS OR TEACHERS UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES AS IF THEY WERE NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES.

THERE IS AN END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR EXAM AND THAT EXAM WILL DETERMINE, RATHER SOME STUDENTS MOVE FROM THIRD GRADE INTO FOURTH GRADE.

IT WILL DETERMINE WHETHER SOME STUDENTS GRADUATE OR DON'T GRADUATE.

WE WERE SAYING THAT THE COVID SLIDE, WHICH IS THE FALLEN BACK ON THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE STUDENTS, WAS SUCH THAT WE SHOULD NOT PUNISH THE STUDENTS UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES.

WE GOT SOME PUSHBACK ON THE BILL IN THE FIRST TWO COMMITTEES, BUT IT DID PASS THE COMMITTEES AND ULTIMATELY IT WAS ADOPTED IN THE COMMISSION OF EDUCATION'S FINAL ORDER AND IT SAYS THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO PUNISH THE KIDS, BUT WE WANT ALL THE KIDS TO TAKE THE EXAM.

THEN THAT WAY WE KNOW WHAT TYPE OF SLIDE OCCURRED BASED ON THESE CHANGES IN EDUCATION AND THE MONIES MANY OF WHICH HAD COME DOWN FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, WE'LL KNOW HOW TO DIRECT THOSE MONIES TOO.

BECAUSE SOME OF OUR BRIGHTEST STUDENTS ALSO SUFFERED A LITTLE BIT OF THE SLIDE.

IT WASN'T JUST THE STUDENTS WHO WEREN'T DOING WELL.

WE HAD SOME OF OUR TOP STUDENTS WHO SUFFERED A LITTLE BIT FROM THE INABILITY TO NAVIGATE THE NEW WAY OF LEARNING.

THAT WAS A GOOD PART OF THE OVERALL EDUCATION PACKAGE.

THERE ARE SOME OTHER PARTS, INCREASING OF VOUCHERS AND OTHER THINGS THAT OCCURRED AS WELL.

FOR THE FIRST TIME WE'LL HAVE THE TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIPS WILL COME FROM THE SAME POCKET OF MONEY THAT FUNDS PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

THERE WAS A LOT OF DEBATE ABOUT THAT AND MANY IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM DISAGREE WITH THAT BECAUSE THAT'S NOT HOW IT WAS INITIALLY INTENDED.

AS IT RELATES TO THE $101 BILLION BUDGET, WE WERE CERTAINLY SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING A PROJECT IN FOR TAMARAC, THE C 14 CANAL EROSION MITIGATION FOR $300,000.

NOW THERE ARE A NUMBER OF OTHER PROJECTS THAT WE WERE ATTEMPTING TO GET INTO THE BUDGET BUT THIS PROJECT DID GET INTO THE BUDGET.

IT DID SURVIVE AND MORE IMPORTANTLY IT'S SURVIVED THE GOVERNOR'S VETO PEN.

YOU ALL KNOW IN THE PAST WE'VE BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING THINGS INTO THE BUDGET, ONLY TO SEE IT BE ELIMINATED BY THE LINE-ITEM VETO.

SOME OF YOUR SISTER CITIES HAD PROJECTS THAT WERE ACTUALLY ELIMINATED AFTER WE WERE ABLE TO GET IT OVER THE HUMP AND THAT'S UNFORTUNATE, BUT THIS IS A PROJECT THAT WAS ABLE TO SURVIVE.

I GUESS THE LAST PROJECT I'LL TALK ABOUT IS THE DISSEMINATION OF ARREST BOOKING PHOTOGRAPHS.

THAT'S A PROJECT THAT WAS NEAR AND DEAR TO THE COMMISSIONS AND THE MAYORS AND [INAUDIBLE] BECAUSE THERE IS A PROCESS WHERE PEOPLE WHEN THEY'RE ARRESTED, THEIR BOOKING PHOTO IS LIKE GOES VIRAL, EVERYBODY SEES IT.

THEN ONCE THEY'RE NOT CHARGED, NOT EVEN CHARGED WITH THE OFFENSE, THEY'RE LONG FOUND NOT GUILTY, THAT PHOTO IS STILL OUT THERE.

THEIR NAME IS STILL BEING SOLID AND THERE'S WEBSITES ALSO WHERE THIS STUFF IS CIRCULATED.

THERE'S BEEN AN EFFORT IN THE PAST TO ADDRESS THAT TO SAY WELL, THIS IS JUST NOT RIGHT.

SOMEBODY SHOULD TAKE THIS DOWN, OR SOMEONE SHOULD ADDRESS THIS, OR IT SHOULD BE DEALT WITH IN SOME FASHION.

WE WERE ABLE TO GET A BILL PASSED AND QUITE FRANKLY, I DON'T THINK THE BILL WENT FAR ENOUGH BUT WE DO HAVE TO START SOMEWHERE AND START TO ADDRESS THESE ISSUES.

IT'S JUST AN ISSUE OF TECHNOLOGY.

WE HAVE TECHNOLOGY AND IT'S ADVANCED AND THERE'S SOME GOOD THINGS, BUT THERE ARE SOME BAD THINGS ABOUT IT.

WHEN YOU START VIOLATING INDIVIDUAL'S RIGHT THEN THAT GOES OVERBOARD.

WE HAVE TO REIGN IT BACK IN AND DECIDE WHAT'S ACCEPTABLE, WHAT'S NOT ACCEPTABLE, AND HOW DO WE MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE ARE PROTECTED BUT THE SYSTEM IS NOT ABUSED? IN SUMMARY, THAT WAS OUR SESSION, I WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU ALL MAY HAVE.

>> WELL, I WILL SAY THANK YOU BECAUSE I KNOW I SENT YOU UP THE BILL FOR 2020 AND I KNOW YOU TRIED AND IT DID NOT GET THROUGH WITH EVERYTHING GOING ON IN 2020.

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I THANK YOU AND REPRESENTATIVE [INAUDIBLE] FOR PUSHING IT ALONG AND WORKING WITH EVERYONE IN THE STATES AND MAKE SURE IT GOT THROUGH AND I HEAR IT PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR THAT.

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK.

I AM NOT SEEING ANYBODY ELSE TO SPEAK AND WE ALL THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING HERE TODAY.

>> WELL, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER WITH OTHERS, THE BILL ULTIMATELY THAT PASSED WAS UNDER SENATOR [INAUDIBLE].

ONE OF THE THINGS I THINK IT'S HIGHLIGHTED BY THAT IS, WHEN YOU JUST WANT DO THE RIGHT THING AND NOT CARE WHO GETS CREDIT FOR IT, IT'S AMAZING WHAT YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH.

WE'LL CONTINUE TO WORK AND FIGHT FOR WHAT TO DO AND WE'RE DONOR COUNTIES DOWN HERE IN SOUTH FLORIDA, WE SEND A LOT MORE MONEY TO TALLAHASSEE THAN WE GET BACK SO WE STILL HAVE TO CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR OUR SHARE.

YOU ALL KEEP DOING THE JOB THAT YOU'RE DOING AND IT'S A PLEASURE TO BE HERE BEFORE YOU.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. YOU HAVE A GOOD NIGHT. GET HOME SAFE.

>> THANKS SENATOR THURSTON.

[APPLAUSE].

>> THANK YOU ALL.

>> WE ARE NOW BACK TO OUR CONSENT AGENDA.

[4.h. TR13628 - Accepting LWCF grant for Sunset Point Park]

THE FIRST ITEM THAT WAS PULLED WAS 4HTR13628 ACCEPTING LWCF GRANT FOR SENSE AT POINT PARK, CITY ATTORNEY, PLEASE READ THE TITLE FOR THE RECORD.

>> YES MADAM AND ALL MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA ACCEPTING LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND, LWCF GRANT AWARD, AND THE AMOUNT OF $400,000 FROM THE US DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, DOI, THROUGH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, FDEP, AUTHORIZING THE APPROPRIATE CITY OFFICIALS TO EXECUTE A PROJECT AGREEMENT BETWEEN FDEP AND THE CITY OF TAMARAC FOR GRANT FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $400,000 FOR THE SONS OF POINT PARK PROJECT PROVIDING FOR A ONE-TO-ONE MATCH IN LOCAL FUNDS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $400,000.

PRIOR FOR ACCEPTANCE TO THE WARD AND EXECUTION NO NECESSARY DOCUMENTS PENDING LEGAL REVIEW, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, PROVIDING FOR SEPARABILITY, AND PROVIDING FOR THE EFFECTIVE DATE.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I NEED A MOTION AND A SECOND.

>> SO MOVED.

>> THANK YOU.

>> SECOND.

>> THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER GALEN, YOU PULLED THIS.

>> YEAH. ACCORDING TO THE RECORDS, THE CITY OF TAMARAC IS EXPECTED TO RECEIVE A $400,000 GRANT FROM THE LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND.

IT'S A GRANT AWARD FROM THE US DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR THROUGH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

IT'S FOR SUNSET POINT PARK IN TAMARAC IN DISTRICT 2, WHICH IS IN MY DISTRICT.

EVERYONE VOTED FOR THIS ITEM EXCEPT FOR VICE MAYOR BILL ROBLES.

I WANTED TO KNOW IF THE VICE MAYOR COULD EXPLAIN WHY HE OBJECTED TO RECEIVING $400,000 FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR OUR PARKS.

>> CITY ATTORNEY, DO WE NEED TO HAVE THAT CROSS DISCUSSION?

>> THERE'S NOTHING IN YOUR RULES OF PROCEDURE OR PARLIAMENTARY PROCESS THAT WOULD COMPEL THE VICE MAYOR TO RESPOND, IT'S UP TO HIM IF HE SO CHOOSES.

>> THANK YOU.

>> MY VOTE IS THE WAY BY PEOPLE WANT ME TO VOTE AND THAT'S THE WAY I VOTED.

I HAVE NO FURTHER COMMENTS.

>> OKAY.

>> I JUST WANT IT FOR THE RECORD.

YOU'RE REJECTING $400,000 FROM THE GOVERNMENT TO IMPROVE OUR PARKS?

>> COMMISSIONER GALEN, YOUR QUESTION WAS ASKED AND ANSWERED, PLEASE.

>> OKAY. WE CAN NOW TAKE THE ROLL CALL. THANK YOU.

>> CITY CLERK, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> MAYOR GOMEZ?

>> YES.

>> VICE MAYOR BILL ROBLES?

>> NO.

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON?

>> YES.

>> MOTION PASSES FOUR TO ONE.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

[4.j. Proclamation Supporting the City of Fort Lauderdale's Resolution to name a portion of Davie Boulevard after Rubin Stacy]

NOW, TURNING TO FOR J, PROCLAMATION SUPPORTING THE CITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE IS RESOLUTION TO NAME A PORTION OF DAVIE BOULEVARD AFTER RUBIN STACY.

I'VE READ THE TITLE INTO THE RECORD, THEREFORE, I WILL JUST ASK FOR A MOTION AND A SECOND.

>> MOTION TO APPROVE.

>> SECOND.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN, YOU PULLED THIS BEFORE, I DID GO AHEAD.

>> YEAH. I HAVE A PRESENTATION THAT [INAUDIBLE] PUT TOGETHER.

THIS ITEM WAS REQUESTED BY PARKLAND COMMISSIONER KEN CUTLER, WHO IS AN ATTORNEY AND COMMISSIONER IN THE CITY OF PARKLAND.

HE SENT AN EMAIL TO PRETTY MUCH EVERY ELECTED OFFICIAL IN BROWARD COUNTY ASKING ALL THE CITIES TO PASS A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE RENAMING OF A PORTION OF DAVIE BOULEVARD AFTER RUBIN STACY.

NEXT SLIDE. THIS IS THE TEAM THAT HE'S BEEN WORKING WITH,

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INCLUDING COMMISSIONER DALE HOLNESS AND MANY OTHER PEOPLE AND GETTING THAT NAME CHANGE FOR RUBIN STACY.

NEXT SLIDE. RUBIN STACY WAS A 37-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO WAS HANGED AND KILLED BACK IN 1935 IN BROWARD COUNTY BY THE SHERIFF OF THE COUNTIES BROTHER, AND HE LEFT BEHIND A WIFE AND A SON.

AS YOU CAN SEE THERE, HE WAS THERE FOR ABOUT FIVE HOURS FOR PEOPLE TO COME AND SEE AND TAKE PICTURES.

I PROFILE THIS DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH DURING MY FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE. NEXT SLIDE.

KEN CUTLER, WHO WAS A HISTORIAN, HE FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS, GREW UP IN BROWARD COUNTY AND NEVER LEARNED ANYTHING ABOUT THIS.

HE MADE IT HIS GOAL IN WORKING WITH FOR [INAUDIBLE] COMMISSIONER BEN SORENSEN AND COMMISSION HOLNESS, TO HAVE THIS NAME CHANGED IN HONOR OF RUBIN STACY AND HIS FAMILY, SOME OF WHOM ARE STILL ALIVE TODAY.

NEXT SLIDE. IT ACTUALLY DID PASS, FOR LINDA WILL SPEND $45,000 AND 60 STREET SIGNS WILL BE CHANGED.

WHILE THERE YOU'RE GOING TO ADD RUBIN STACY'S NAME TO THE DAVIE BOULEVARD NAME.

DAVIE BOULEVARD WILL STAY THERE, BUT RUBIN'S STACY'S NAME, WILL BE ADDED AS WELL.

NEXT. HIS NAME IS ALSO AT THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE IN MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA.

WHEN VISITORS COME HERE THEY WILL SEE, AS YOU CAN SEE THERE ON THAT COPPER SIGN BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, THE NAME RUBIN STACY, AND THE YEAR HE WAS LYNCHED.

NEXT SLIDE. OTHER CITIES THAT ARE SUPPORTING THIS, THE CITY OF SUNRISE, THEY PASS A RESOLUTION.

THE ROBERTO FERNANDEZ, III, WHO WAS A HISTORIAN AND RESIDENCE FOR THE CITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE.

HE ACKNOWLEDGED IT, JUDGE SCOTT SILBERMANN. HE ACKNOWLEDGED IT.

FORMER COMMISSIONER NANCY MATERIAL.

COUNTY COMMISSIONER CORAL SPRINGS ACKNOWLEDGE IT.

NEXT SLIDE. DEERFIELD BEACH.

WE'LL HAVE IT ON YOUR AGENDA ON JULY 20TH.

OF COURSE, CITY OF PARKLAND.

PASS A RESOLUTION. NEXT SLIDE.

I JUST WANTED EVERYONE TO HEAR A FEW WORDS FROM THE PARKLAND COMMISSIONER, IF YOU'LL JUST HIT PLAY HERE.

THIS WAS AT THE JUNE 10TH EVENT ON THIS PAST SATURDAY.

>> ALL THIS REALLY RESHAPING.

SO MY NAME IS JAY CUTLER AND A COMMISSIONER IN THE CITY OF PARKLAND [INAUDIBLE] TO MAKE A WARNS AT THE GESTURE CRUZ, I AM THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF A RESEARCHER WITH PARKLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND I'M A PRACTICING ATTORNEY FOR THE LAST 35 YEARS.

NOW WITH A LAW FIRM [INAUDIBLE].

WE'RE IN CORAL SPRINGS.

I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN BROWARD COUNTY AND WENT TO ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE SCHOOL, HIGH SCHOOL, AND LAW SCHOOL IN BROWARD COUNTY.

IN 2018 WHILE DOING SOME RESEARCH, I CAME ACROSS A TRAGIC STORY OF RUBIN'S STACY, A 29 YEAR-OLD RESIDENT OF FORT LAUDERDALE.

HE WAS A HUSBAND, A FATHER, AN EMPLOYED LABOR.

HE WAS BLACK, AND HE WAS LYNCHED AND SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES RIGHT HERE IN BROWARD COUNTY, JUST AFTER DAVIE BOULEVARD ON JULY 19TH, 1935.

HE WAS NOT PROTECTED BY THE LAW.

HE WAS NOT GIVEN A TRIAL, AND HE DID NOT RECEIVE JUSTICE IN OUR COUNTY.

I'VE NEVER HEARD OF THIS INCIDENT TAKING PLACE.

NONE OF MY TEACHERS AGAIN, ANY OF THE LOCAL SCHOOLS THAT I ATTENDED EVER SPOKE OF IT.

OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS HAVE DIVERSE GROUP OF PEOPLE FROM OUR COUNTY INTERESTED IN HONORING RUBIN STACY COMMUNITY REMEMBRANCE PROJECT REACHED OUT TO THE EQUAL JUSTICE INITIATIVE AND FORM THIS COALITION, FOUNDED IN 1989 BY BRIAN STEVENS AT THE EQUAL JUSTICE INITIATIVE, IS COMMITTED TO CHANGING RACE IN AMERICA, TO CHALLENGING RACIAL AND ECONOMIC INJUSTICE, AND TO PROTECTING BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS FOR THE MOST VULNERABLE PEOPLE IN OUR AMERICAN SOCIETY.

QUITE FRANKLY, SO OUR GOAL WAS TO OBTAIN THEM BASIC TO COMMEMORATE THE INJUSTICE OF WHAT HAPPENED TO RUBIN STACY, BUT NOW WE'RE STRIVING TO DO SO MUCH MORE.

NEXT SLIDE.

>> NEXT LINE. THEN IT WAS ALSO SOME NEWS REPORTS ABOUT IT.

THIS WAS ASKED TO BE DONE BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR ALL THE DIFFERENT CITIES.

I WANTED TO PASS THAT RESOLUTION AND THEN ALSO JUST EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ABOUT WHAT WE DO AS COMMISSIONERS AND WHAT OTHER COMMISSIONERS AND OTHER CITIES SOMETIMES ASK US TO DO.

SOMETIMES WE ASK FOR THEIR SUPPORT, AND I'M GLAD THAT THIS COMMISSION IS IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION. THANK YOU.

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>> WELL, SEEING THAT THERE'S NOBODY ELSE WHO WISHES TO SPEAK, I WILL SPEAK.

I WAS GOING TO PULL THIS ITEM MYSELF, AND I UNDERSTAND THAT THE CITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE HAS ALREADY PROVED THIS.

I DO NOT FEEL THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE ON OUR DAYES.

THEY DON'T NEED OUR SUPPORT ON IT.

THEY DO WHAT THEY NEEDED TO DO.

OUR OWN COMMISSION NEEDS TO PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT OUR OWN RESIDENTS ARE TELLING US ABOUT OUR STREETS THAT WE HADN'T LISTENED TO, AND THAT POLITICS PLAYS NO PLACE IN THIS NON-PARTISAN ARENA.

YES, WE HAVE OUR WAYS TO FIGHT INJUSTICE AND MAKE PEOPLE AWARE OF IT, AND WE HAVE OUR WAYS TO CURRENTLY DEAL WITH THINGS AND WE'RE MOVING FORWARD WITH PROGRESS.

BUT A PROCLAMATION TO TELL ANOTHER CITY THAT WE ARE PROUD OF THEM.

I THINK SOUNDS CONDESCENDING AND I DON'T THINK IT IS WHAT WE NEED TO BE DOING.

I WILL NOW CALL THE ROLL OF [NOISE].

DON'T MAKE YOU SORRY.

BUT VICE MAYOR, YOU WISH TO SPEAK?

>> I'M AN IMMIGRANT WHO CAME FROM NICARAGUA.

IT TOOK ME ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF TO GET HERE.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON, IF YOU DON'T WISH TO LISTEN TO WHAT I HAVE TO SAY, YOU DON'T HAVE TO MAKE ANY FACES.

MY MOTHER CAME BEFORE I DID ABOUT A YEAR BEFORE THAT, RAISING MONEY TO GET US OVER HERE.

SLEPT IN THE STREETS.

I CROSSED BRIDGES.

I LITERALLY WALKED WITH MY BROTHER AND MY UNCLE.

AT TIMES I DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO WEAR EXCEPT MY UNDERWEARS LITERALLY.

WE HAD TO LITERALLY SWIM THROUGH LAKES, RIVERS.

WE WERE DEPORTED THREE TIMES BEFORE FINALLY BREAKING GROUND INTO TEXAS.

WE FLEW TO NEW YORK.

THEN WE FLEW TO FINALLY FLORIDA WHERE I MET MY MOTHER AT FOUR YEARS OLD.

I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY WE HAVE TO CO-MINGLE OUR CITY WITH ANOTHER CITY'S BUSINESS, WHICH HAS ALREADY BEEN APPROVED.

ARE WE GOING TO NAME PINE ISLAND AFTER ELVIN VILLALOBOS? I THINK NOT.

OR ARE WE GOING TO TRY TO GET SUPPORT FROM THE ENTIRE COUNTY TO RENAME STREETS? IN YOUR PRESENTATION, COMMISSIONER GALEN, THERE WAS OVER FOUR THOUSAND AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND SALARIES, SO THERE WERE LYNCHED.

ARE WE GOING TO BE RENAMING FOUR THOUSAND STREETS? THAT'S A QUESTION, THAT'S NOT A RHETORICAL QUESTION.

>> WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO THE CROSS.

>> THE MUSEUM AND ALABAMA IS ACCOUNTING FOR THIS.

THAT QUESTION YOU SHOULD POSE TO THE 287 CITIES WHERE THAT MAY HAVE HAPPENED.

COMMISSIONER KEN CUTLER, AS I STATED, AND YOU RECEIVE THE EMAIL AS WELL AS EVERYONE ELSE IN THIS COMMISSION ASKS FOR RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE CITY FOR WHAT ELSE MOVE WHICH THEY GOT IT [OVERLAPPING].

>> I'M NOT AGAINST OR OPPOSE TO RECOGNIZING.

HOW DOES ONE GET RECOGNIZED OVER THE OTHERS.

WE DON'T TALK HISPANIC HERE.

WE DON'T TALK ITALIANS OR ANY OTHER RACE HERE.

[NOISE] I DON'T SEE US NAMING ANY OTHER MAIN ROAD.

ARE WE GOING TO RENAME UNIVERSITY DRIVE AFTER ANYONE THAT'S HISPANIC? I DON'T THINK SO. IT WON'T PASS.

I THINK WE'RE BRINGING POLITICS INTO NON-PARTISAN CITIES WHERE WE HAVE NOT EVEN RECEIVE CONSENSUS FROM THE PEOPLE.

BUT COMMISSIONS ALL OVER THE COUNTY, INCLUDING THE BROWARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND CITIES, ARE MAKING DECISIONS FOR THE PEOPLE.

THAT'S JUST MY OPINION ON THIS.

>> THANK YOU. COMMISIONER PARKER I RECOGNIZE YOU IN A SECOND.

I'M GOING TO ASK THERE'S SOMEBODY ON THE INTERNET ONLINE WATCHING US.

IF YOU COULD JUST MUTE YOUR PHONE.

THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER PACKER.

>> THANK YOU. WELL, I UNDERSTAND, AND I COMMEND THE CITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE.

THIS IS REALLY NOT A TAMARAC ISSUE, AND I THINK IT'S FINE IF THAT'S WHAT THEY WANT TO DO.

BUT IF WE GET INTO

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THE PROCESS OF EVERY TIME ANOTHER CITY DOES SOMETHING OR GETTING INVOLVED IN IT, AND WE'RE ASKING THEM, I THINK WE NEED TO MIND OUR BUSINESS HERE IN TAMARAC, AND DO WHAT WE NEED TO DO HERE.

I THINK IT'S WONDERFUL, FORT LAUDERDALE, BUT I THINK IT'S TIME FOR TAMARAC TO TAKE CARE OF TAMARAC.

>> THANK YOU. SEEING NO OTHER COMMENTS, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> MAYOR GOMEZ?

>> NO.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON?

>> YES.

>> VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS?

>> NO. COMMISSIONER PACKER?

>> NO.

>> THE MOTION FAILS THREE TO TWO.

>> THANK YOU. WE WILL NOW BE MOVING ON TO OUR REGULAR AGENDA.

[5.a. TR13620 - Adoption of Economic Development Incentives Program for Commercial Corridor Revitalization]

WE'RE AT 5A CR1 36, 20, ADOPTION OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM FOR COMMERCIAL CORRIDOR REVITALIZATION.

CITY ATTORNEY, PLEASE READ THE TITLE FOR THE RECORD.

>> MAYOR, MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION, CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA, TO ADOPT A DEVELOPER AND SETTERS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM CONSISTING OF A COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT ACCELERATOR OR EDA GRANT AND A COMMERCIAL PLAZA OWNER FACADE AND EXTERIOR IMPROVEMENTS GRANT AS RECOMMENDED IN THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC PLAN IN ORDER TO FACILITATE COMMERCIAL QUARTER REVITALIZATION IN AN ALLOCATION NOT TO EXCEED THREE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS, AND WHAT FUTURE GRANT OUT PROJECTS TO BE APPROVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, PROVIDING FOR SEPARABILITY, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

>> EXCELLENT. THANK YOU. I SEE THAT WE HAVE OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, LORI FUNDERWHITE ON THE SCREEN.

I'LL LET HER PREPARE THE INTRODUCTIONS AND PROCEED WITH THIS PRESENTATION, PLEASE.

>> THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYBODY.

MADAM MAYOR, VICE MAYOR, AND COMMISSIONERS.

FOR THE RECORD, LORI FUNDERWHITE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER.

I'M VERY PLEASED TO BE HERE WITH YOU THIS EVENING ALONG WITH OUR CONSULTANT, MOLLY MCKAY FROM WILLDAN GROUP.

MOLLY AND WILLDAN WORKED ON THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC PLAN FOR TAMARAC THAT WAS ADOPTED BY THE COMMISSION BACK IN 2018.

ONE OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS IN OUR PLAN WAS TO ADAPT A DEVELOPER INCENTIVES PROGRAM FOR COMMERCIAL CORRIDOR REVITALIZATION.

WE ENGAGED WITH WILLDAN ONCE AGAIN TO CONSULT WITH US IN PARTNERSHIP TO DEVELOP A HIGHLY TARGETED AND STRATEGIC PROGRAM.

IT WOULD BE THE MOST IMPACTFUL WITH THE RESOURCES THE COMMISSION HAD ALREADY SET ASIDE IN THE GENERAL FUND FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND FOR THIS INCENTIVES PROGRAM.

WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, I WILL NOW TURN IT OVER TO MOLLY MCKAY, MANAGING PRINCIPAL WITH WILLDAN GROUP, WHO WILL SHARE WITH YOU SOME MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE INCENTIVE PROGRAMS.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH, LORI. HELLO EVERYONE.

I'M REALLY EXCITED TO PRESENT THIS EVENING OUR RESEARCH AND FINDINGS RELATED TO OUR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR AN EXPANDED DEVELOPER INCENTIVES PROGRAM IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC IN SUPPORT OF IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC PLAN.

I'M GOING TO PULL UP THE POWERPOINT AND WE'RE GOING TO RUN THROUGH OUR RESEARCH WITH YOU, OUR KEY RECOMMENDATIONS, AND THEN WE WILL TALK ABOUT NEXT STEPS IN ORDER TO MOVE THE PROGRAM FURTHER ALONG.

AS LORI MENTIONED, WE WERE ENGAGED, I THINK, THREE OR FOUR YEARS AGO, TO DRAFT THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ELEMENT AS PART OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC PLAN.

WE CONDUCTED A LOT OF INTERNAL OUTREACH WITH COMMISSIONERS IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND THE CONTEXT OF THE EXISTING GOALS AND OBJECTIVES, AND COMMUNITY VISION OF THE CITY.

THOSE PRINCIPLES REALLY DID GUIDE OUR WORK.

I KNOW YOU'RE ALL VERY AWARE OF YOUR COMMUNITY VISION, BUT I'M JUST GOING TO TOUCH UPON IT.

TAMARAC'S COMMUNITY VISION IS TO BE A COMMUNITY OF CHOICE.

THIS IS VERY WELL REFLECTED BY THE STRONG SUPPORT WITHIN CITY STAFF FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS, AND REALLY, I WOULD SAY EVOLVING INTO A COMMUNITY THAT DEVELOPERS ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT DOING BUSINESS IN.

THAT'S REFLECTED IN ALL THE RESEARCH THAT WE DID.

MOVING INTO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC PLAN, WE FOCUSED ON LEVERAGING ALL THE PRIOR PLANNING EFFORTS WHICH

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WERE STRUCTURED TO BE TARGETING URBAN REVITALIZATION BROADLY, BUT WITHIN PRIORITY REDEVELOPMENT AREAS AND COMMERCIAL CORRIDORS.

WE WERE VERY FOCUSED ON MAKING SURE THAT ANYTHING THAT ENDED UP IN THAT PLAN WAS ALIGNED WITH ALL OF THE PRIOR PLANNING AND OVERARCHING GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE CITY THAT HAD ALREADY BEEN IDENTIFIED.

FOR THIS PARTICULAR RECOMMENDATION TO EXPAND TAMARAC'S DEVELOPER INCENTIVES PROGRAM, WE FOCUSED ON HOW TO FOSTER COMMERCIAL RETAIL DEVELOPMENT AND DIVERSIFY THE ECONOMIC BASE.

THAT LED US DIRECTLY TO FOCUSING ON URBAN REVITALIZATION TACTICS, ESPECIALLY WITHIN THOSE PRIORITY REDEVELOPMENT AREAS AND YOUR COMMERCIAL PLAZAS IN PARTICULAR.

WE LANDED ON THIS INCENTIVE PROGRAM GOAL AS THE TOOL IN YOUR TOOLKIT TO EXPAND IN ORDER TO VERY SPECIFICALLY TARGET UPDATING AND MODERNIZING AND REVITALIZING THEIR COMMERCIAL CORRIDORS.

WE FORMULATED THE STRATEGY, AND THE STRATEGY WAS ADOPTED, AND IN FACT IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING IMPLEMENTED.

THAT'S SOON AFTER LORI JOINED THE TEAM AND WE WERE CALLED AGAIN AS PART OF TAMARAC'S ON-CALL ECONOMIC DEVELOPER, ON-CALL CONTRACT TO SPECIFICALLY ANALYZE COMMERCIAL REVITALIZATION TACTICS AND SOME EXAMPLES FROM OTHER CITIES THAT COULD BE USED AS MODELS FOR THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

WE IDENTIFIED DEVELOPER INCENTIVES AS A TACTIC THAT WOULD LEVERAGE TAMARAC'S EXISTING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AND POLICIES.

THE TIMING WAS REALLY FORTUITOUS, AND THAT THE CITY OF TAMARAC HAD JUST ADOPTED FORM-BASED CODE.

THERE WAS A BIG PUSH FOR MORE BUSINESS-FRIENDLY COMMUNICATIONS IN MARKETING AND VERY SPECIFIC OUTREACH BY THE ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER, KATHLEEN GUNN, AND LORI TO ENGAGE THE DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY.

PLATINUM PERMITTING WAS ALREADY IN PLACE.

WE WOULD HAVE RECOMMENDED IT ANYWAY, BUT IT WAS ALREADY IN PLACE, AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT DEVELOPERS WHO WE'VE INTERVIEWED HAVE COMMENTED ON BEING AN EFFECTIVE TOOL THAT IS VALUABLE TO THEM.

TAKING ALL OF THESE THINGS TOGETHER ALONG WITH THE IMPACT OF COVID AND THE SMALL BUSINESS STABILIZATION GRANT THAT LORI HAS BEEN WORKING SO HARD TO IMPLEMENT OVER THE PAST YEAR OR SO, WE'VE IDENTIFIED EXPANDING THOSE DEVELOPER INCENTIVES TO TARGET THESE SPECIFIC REVITALIZATION ACTIVITIES AS THE VERY HIGHEST PRIORITY.

WE IDENTIFIED THIS THROUGH VERY BROAD PUBLIC AND PRIVATE CONSENSUS BUILDING THROUGH THE STAKEHOLDER INTERVIEW PROCESS WITH EACH COMMISSIONER AT THE TIME, AS WELL AS MIXED-USE DEVELOPERS WHO WE IDENTIFIED THROUGH OUR NETWORKS AT THE URBAN LAND INSTITUTE AND ALSO YOUR EXISTING DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY AND BROKERAGE COMMUNITY.

TAKING ALL OF THESE POINTS TOGETHER, WE'RE GOING TO CALL NOW THE TAMARAC INCENTIVES ZONES, WHICH REALLY WOULD BE A COMBINATION OF YOUR EXISTING PRIORITY AREAS AND OPPORTUNITY ZONES.

THERE'S ONE MORE SLOT, IT'S GONE UP MY HEAD.

BUT TAKING THESE ALL TOGETHER AND REALLY COMBINING THEM INTO ONE COHESIVE PROGRAM, WE FOUND A VERY CLEAR OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY THE $3.5 MILLION IN TOTAL FUNDS THAT HAD BEEN PREVIOUSLY ALLOCATED AT THE TIME THAT THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC PLAN WAS ADOPTED TO THESE TWO SPECIFIC PROGRAMS. I'M GOING TO WALK YOU THROUGH HOW WE LANDED ON THESE TWO PROGRAMS IN JUST A MOMENT.

WE RECOMMEND THE FAçADE AND EXTERIOR IMPROVEMENT GRANTS BE

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EXPANDED TO TARGET LARGER AND TRANSFORMATIVE PROJECTS.

INSTEAD OF MAYBE JUST A SINGLE BUSINESS OR TENANT, THE FUNDS WOULD BE TARGETING WHAT WE WOULD CALL ANCHOR OR CATALYTIC REDEVELOPMENT AT $250,000 EACH, AND THE FUNDS WOULD BE TARGETED TOWARDS COMMERCIAL PLAZA OWNERS IN ORDER TO REVITALIZE AN ENTIRE PLAZA INSTEAD OF JUST PARTS OF A PLAZA.

THAT WAS BASED ON A CASE STUDY RESEARCH WE CONDUCTED OF SIX DIFFERENT CITIES, AND THEN WE [INAUDIBLE] IT DOWN TO THREE AND REALLY DUG INTO THE PROGRAM GUIDELINES AND THE OUTCOMES OF THE CITY'S INVESTMENT IN THIS TYPE OF PROGRAM.

THE SECOND PROGRAM IS THE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT ACCELERATOR OR REDA GRANT PROGRAM.

THIS PROGRAM IS TARGETED TOWARDS EVEN LARGER SCALE CATALYTIC PROJECTS.

THAT WOULD BE NEW PROJECTS WHERE THE FAçADE AND EXTERIOR IMPROVEMENTS GRANTS PROGRAM WOULD MORE LIKELY TARGET EXISTING BUILDING STOCK THAT IS TO BE REDEVELOPED.

THESE TARGETS ARE VERY BROAD.

IT WILL BE DETERMINED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS THROUGH THE PROGRAM GUIDELINES AND THE DEVELOPER AGREEMENT.

LORI AND WILLDAN WORKED VERY HARD TO FORMULATE A PROGRAM THAT IS, IT IS IMPLEMENTABLE.

IT IS A PROGRAM THAT LORI AND WILLDAN WERE THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STAFF.

THEIR ROLE CAN IN FACT MONITOR AND MANAGE.

THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT TOOK SEVEN TIME AFTER REVIEWING ALL OF THE EXAMPLES.

JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE ON EACH PROGRAM, THE FAçADE AND EXTERIOR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM IS UP TO 80 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL PROJECT VALUE OR $250,000 MAXIMUM.

IT IS REALLY FOCUSED ON EXTERIOR REPAIRS AND IMPROVEMENTS, ESPECIALLY TO CREATE MORE OF A SENSE OF PLACE IN THESE COMMERCIAL PLAZAS.

WE'LL SHOW YOU SOME EXAMPLES IN JUST A MOMENT.

AGAIN, AS I MENTIONED, THE FUNDS WILL BE DISBURSED ON A REIMBURSEMENT BASIS AND ONLY FOR PRE-APPROVED AND ELIGIBLE EXPENSES THAT WOULD BE DETERMINED ON THAT CASE-BY-CASE BASIS, WHERE COMMISSION WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW AND VOTE ON THOSE REQUESTS AS THEY ARE SUBMITTED.

>> THE REDA PROGRAM IS $500,000 MAXIMUM, AGAIN, FOR THE DEVELOPMENT COST OF DEMOLITION, SITE PREPARATION, REMEDIATION, AND POTENTIALLY RELOCATION ASSISTANCE, WHICH CAN BE VERY IMPORTANT WHEN YOU ARE AS A CITY.

ALSO, IN THIS REVITALIZATION PROCESS, YOU ARE FOCUSED ON RETAINING THOSE SMALL BUSINESS CENTERS THAT IF THEY ARE IN A PLAZA THAT HAS TO BE REDEVELOPED, THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD [INAUDIBLE] THAT YOU WOULD WANT TO ASSIST THEM WITH RELOCATING, EITHER TEMPORARILY DURING CONSTRUCTION OR FOR SOME LONGER-TERM STRATEGY.

THIS IS REALLY ONE OF OUR NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATIONS IN PRESERVING SMALL AND INDEPENDENT RETAIL.

AGAIN, FUNDS WILL BE DISBURSED ON A REIMBURSEMENT BASIS THROUGH PRE-APPROVED AND ELIGIBLE EXPENSES.

I'M GOING TO SHARE NOW SOME CASE STUDY EXAMPLES OF THESE TYPES OF PROJECTS.

WE DECIDED TO SHARE WITH YOU THE VERY FIRST ONE, WHICH, TECHNICALLY, WAS NOT FUNDED BY THE REDA PROGRAM BECAUSE IT'S NOT YET ADOPTED, BUT IT IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF WHAT THE CITY OF TAMARAC CAN DO IN TARGETING, ESPECIALLY, THE MOST DISINVESTED PLAZAS.

THIS PLAZA CAME TO OUR ATTENTION AS PART OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS, AND IT, TO US, WAS VERY HIGH-VALUE, HIGH-PRIORITY.

IT IS A PROPERTY THAT WAS UNDERGOING CODE VIOLATIONS, AND THE OWNER WAS VERY FRUSTRATED AND JUST COULD NOT FIGURE OUT REALLY HOW TO FIND A PATH FORWARD.

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WE DECIDED, AS PART OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC PLAN PROCESS, TO SCHEDULE A RETAIL PLAZA REDEVELOPMENT TOUR THROUGH THE URBAN LAND INSTITUTE, WHERE WITH STAFF, WITH KATHLEEN GUNN AT THE TIME, WE CREATED A BRIEFING BOOKLET, WE CREATED MAPS, WE ORGANIZED TO HAVE THE CITY BUS TOUR.

I THINK THERE WERE 10 DEVELOPERS OR SO, AND WE WENT SITE BY SITE TO VIEW THE CURRENT STATE OF THOSE PLAZAS THAT WE FELT LIKE COULD BE OPPORTUNITIES FOR A JOINT VENTURE OR PROPERTY ASSEMBLAGE.

IN THIS CASE, THERE, IN FACT, WAS A BIT OF, I'LL CALL IT A BIDDING WAR.

BUT THERE WERE TWO DIFFERENT DEVELOPMENT COMPANIES WHO ENGAGED IN NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE PLAZA OWNER, AND ONE WAS SELECTED AND THAT DEVELOPER WAS ABLE TO ASSEMBLE THE TWO SITES.

THAT WAS VERY DIFFICULT BECAUSE, ESSENTIALLY, THE DOUGHNUT HOLE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PARKING LOT WAS OWNED BY A DIFFERENT OWNER.

I'M SURE YOU'RE ALL AWARE THAT EDEN WEST, IT'S UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT THAT SITE.

WE ARE LOOKING AT THIS AS, REALLY, A GREAT EXAMPLE OF A SUCCESS STORY IN TAMARAC.

ON THAT BUS TOUR, WE LEARNED THAT THERE WAS REALLY GREAT INTEREST IN THE DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY, AND THAT THERE WAS SO MUCH ABOUT TAMARAC THAT THEY DID NOT KNOW.

THAT'S JUST SOMETHING YOU SHOULD, I HOPE, ALL TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION, THAT WE FOUND VERY POSITIVE RESPONSE TO OUR TOUR IN THESE PROPERTIES AND TO HIGHLIGHTING THESE TYPES OF OPPORTUNITIES, AND I KNOW THAT LORI HAS A PLAN TO CONTINUE THIS TYPE OF DEVELOPER OUTREACH AS PART OF THE ROLL-OUT FOR THE DEVELOPER INCENTIVES PROGRAM, IF IT IS ADOPTED.

NOW WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT SOME OTHER EXAMPLES, PRIMARILY OF FACADE IMPROVEMENTS.

REALLY, THE MESSAGE HERE IS THAT, I DON'T WANT TO SAY A LITTLE BIT AMOUNT OF MONEY, BUT RELATIVELY SPEAKING, IT IS A GREAT WAY FOR CITY INVESTMENT TO REALLY LEVERAGE THE RETURN ON PUBLIC INVESTMENT WITH WHAT CAN HAPPEN, ESPECIALLY IN CONTEXT OF DISINVESTED, BLIGHTED COMMERCIAL PLAZAS.

THIS IS HARBOR VILLAGE SHOPPES.

THIS BEFORE AND AFTER SHOWS YOU WHAT CAN BE DONE, ESPECIALLY, AGAIN, WITH THAT SENSE OF PLACE, TO INVEST IN, IT'S NOT JUST AWNINGS AND PAINT, BUT REALLY, TO CREATE CORNER ANCHORS AND MUCH MORE ATTRACTIVE, APPEALING, ENGAGING, PARKING AND WALKABLE SPACES, WHICH IS WHAT EVERYONE IS REALLY LOOKING FOR IN TERMS OF SHOPPING BEHAVIORS AND CUSTOMER PREFERENCES.

THE NEXT, AGAIN, IS HARBOR VILLAGE SHOPPES, AND THIS IS WHERE, BASICALLY, PAINT AND NEW AWNINGS AND LANDSCAPING WAS REALLY ABLE TO CREATE WITH THIS VEGA LOUNGE, TAKING THE PLACE OF AN EMPTY STORE FRONT.

IT REALLY IS A TRAFFIC GENERATOR, AND AGAIN, CONTRIBUTING TO THE SENSE OF PLACE.

IN THIS CASE, THERE WERE NINE PROPERTIES TOTAL AND $1.6 MILLION IN TOTAL IMPROVEMENTS, BUT THAT WAS ACROSS A LARGER AREA THAN WHAT YOU'RE SEEING HERE.

FINALLY, ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE HARBOR VILLAGE SHOPPES, THERE WAS INVESTMENT IN IMPROVED PAVEMENT AND SIDEWALKS, LANDSCAPING [INAUDIBLE] SIGNAGE, AND IT REALLY DID SERVE TO CHANGE THE LOOK AND FEEL AND THE QUALITY OF THE RETAIL TENANTS IN THE SHOPPING PLAZA.

THIS IS WEST PALM BEACH, CAFE CENTRO, AND IT'S BEFORE AND AFTER.

I THINK YOU CAN REALLY GET A SENSE OF HOW YOU COULD [INAUDIBLE] THIS TO BE A VACANT PROPERTY AND TURN IT INTO A DESTINATION.

THE INVESTMENT HERE WAS PRIMARILY IN AWNINGS, LANDSCAPING, LIGHTING,

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PAINTING, OUTDOOR DINING, PLACEMAKING, AND OTHER PUBLIC REALM IMPROVEMENTS.

YOU CAN SEE HERE, WHERE PRIOR TO THIS THERE'S NO SIDEWALK DINE, JUST ANOTHER THING THAT WE'RE SEEING AS A REALLY GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

HERE IS OAKLAND PARK.

I'M SURE EVERYONE IS AWARE OF OAKLAND PARK AND THE SUCCESSES THAT THE CITY OF OAKLAND PARK IN PARTICULAR THAT THEY HAD IN REALLY LEADING THE CHANGE AND LEADING [INAUDIBLE] REVITALIZATION IN THEIR COMMUNITY.

WELL, THIS IS NOT A COMMERCIAL PLAZA.

THIS BIG DOG BAR AND GRILL JUST SHOWS YOU WHERE SIMPLE MOVEMENTS CAN GO A LONG WAY.

THE NEXT EXAMPLE IS FUNKY BUDDHA.

THIS IS ALSO A GREAT EXAMPLE.

NOT ONLY DID IT LEVERAGE CITY FUNDS, CITY FUNDS WERE USED TO NOT ONLY INVEST IN THE PLACEMAKING AND LANDSCAPING, THERE'S ALSO A PUBLIC PARK ADJACENT ALONG THE RAIL LINE.

FUNKY BUDDHA, IT DEVELOPED OVER TIME, WHERE AT THE VERY BEGINNING OF ITS INCEPTION, THE BREWERS WERE STILL IN THEIR BASEMENT, AND THE CITY, THEY HAD A PRESENTATION, ANNOUNCING A NEW PROGRAM AND THE CITY MADE A CLEAR STATEMENT THAT THE CITY WANTED TO SUPPORT MICROBREWERIES AND OTHER SIMILAR TYPES OF GATHERING-CENTRIC RETAIL.

FUNKY BUDDHA APPROACHED THE CITY, AND THEN THIS REDEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE BEGAN.

AT THE VERY BEGINNING, THEY HAD NO ON-SITE FOOD.

THEY HAD THE BEER, BUT NO FOOD, AND THEY WOULD BRING IN FOOD TRUCKS UNTIL THAT BUSINESS STABILIZED, AND NOW, NOT ONLY DO THEY HAVE FOOD TRUCKS AND CATERING, BUT THEY HAVE AN ON-SITE RESTAURANT.

FOR SOME BUSINESSES, ESPECIALLY DINING, THEY'RE INTERESTED IN LAUNCHING, BUT THEY DON'T FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE THE SCALE.

THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF SOME INVESTMENTS TO BASICALLY HELP THAT BUSINESS STABILIZE AND MOVE THROUGH THE PROCESS OF ATTRACTING ENOUGH BUSINESS SPACE TO BE FULLY OPERATIONAL CAN BE REALLY VALUABLE.

THE PLAZA AT PROSPECT & ANDREW, YOU CAN SEE HERE WHERE OUR FORMER PAWN SHOP WAS REVITALIZED INTO A PLAZA WITH LANDSCAPING, AND AGAIN, A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE ARE ATTRACTED.

PARDON ME. THAT'S OUR PRESENTATION.

I KNOW THAT LORI IS GOING TO WALK YOU THROUGH THE NEXT STEPS. I'M AVAILABLE.

IF ANYONE HAS ANY QUESTIONS, YOU CAN CERTAINLY CONTACT LORI.

I'M HAPPY TO TALK WITH YOU.

WE HAVE A LOT OF RESEARCH TO SHARE IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN MORE EXAMPLES, AND REALLY, IT'S BEEN AN HONOR WORKING ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, AND WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT YOUR REVITALIZATION PROSPECTS.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME THIS EVENING.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> I'M SORRY, MAYOR.

>> NO, I WAS JUST SAYING THANK YOU AND IT'S ALL YOURS.

>> THANK YOU. MOLLY TOUCHED ON THIS, WE DO HAVE A LOT TO DO IN TERMS OF NEXT STEPS.

JUST VERY QUICKLY, I'LL BE WORKING ON A COMPREHENSIVE MARKETING AND OUTREACH STRATEGY TO REACH OUT TO PROMINENT COMMERCIAL DEVELOPERS AS WELL AS RETAIL, OF COURSE, OUR RETAIL PLAZA OWNERS TO MARKET THESE GRANT OPPORTUNITIES.

SHOULD THE PROGRAM BE ADOPTED, WE'LL ALSO REACH OUT TO LOCAL ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING AND LANDSCAPING FIRMS, INCLUDING BROWARD CERTIFIED COMPANIES TO SHARE THE GRANT GUIDELINES AND HOPEFULLY ENLIST THEIR HELP AND SPREADING THE WORD IN THE COMMUNITY ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY.

WE'LL SPEND THE REST OF THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS AT LEAST MARKETING THIS PROGRAM WITH OUTREACH TO DEVELOPERS AND PLAZA OWNERS, ENCOURAGING THEM TO GET THEIR PROJECTS READY TO APPLY.

THE CURRENT PLAN IS TO OPEN THE APPLICATION PORTAL ON THE WEBSITE ON OCTOBER 1ST.

THE GUIDELINES, THE APPLICATION, THE SEARCHABLE WEBSITE FOR THE INCENTIVES ZONE, SEARCHABLE AREAS WILL ALL BE ON THE WEBSITE.

WE WILL ACCEPT APPLICATIONS OVER A TWO-YEAR PERIOD OR UNTIL THE FUNDS ARE EXHAUSTED, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.

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WE'LL HAVE A STAFF GRANT REVIEW PANEL THAT WILL REVIEW APPLICATIONS AND STAFF WILL BRING RECOMMENDED PROJECTS TO THE COMMISSION FOR GRANT AGREEMENT APPROVAL.

THOSE REALLY ARE THE PROGRAM BASICS.

OVERALL, I JUST WANTED TO CLOSE BY SAYING HOW EXCITED I AM AND WE ARE ABOUT THIS PROPOSED DEVELOPER INCENTIVES PROGRAM.

[NOISE] THE OVERARCHING THEME, AS YOU ALL WELL KNOW ACROSS ALL OF THE CITY'S STRATEGIC AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLANS, IS THE GOAL OF COMMERCIAL CORRIDOR REVITALIZATION.

WE REALLY WANTED THESE INCENTIVE PROGRAMS THAT WE BROUGHT TO YOU TONIGHT TO BE BOLD AND COMPREHENSIVE AND TRANSFORMATIVE AND MOST OF ALL, IMPACTFUL.

IT'S SOMETHING THAT WOULD REALLY INCENTIVIZE OUR PLAZA OWNERS TO PARTNER WITH US AND REVITALIZE THEIR PROPERTIES, ESPECIALLY COMING OUT OF AN INCREDIBLY TOUGH YEAR FOR THE RETAIL INDUSTRY THROUGH THE PANDEMIC, WHICH OBVIOUSLY IS STILL IN RECOVERY MODE.

WE THINK THESE PROGRAMS WILL PROVIDE A SOLID GROUNDWORK TOWARD ACCOMPLISHING THE CITY'S STRATEGIC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND WITH THAT, I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND CONSIDERATION AND WE'RE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

>> EXCELLENT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

BEFORE I OPEN IT UP TO THE COMMISSION, I'M GOING TO OPEN THE FLOOR FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS.

IS THERE ANYBODY IN THE AUDIENCE WHO WISHES TO SPEAK ON THIS MATTER? SEEING NONE, PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED. COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

>> THANK YOU, LORI AND MOLLY.

I KNOW LORI AND I HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS FOR A LONG TIME.

I AM SO HAPPY TO SEE IT COME TO FRUITION.

OUR PLAZAS NEED SOME HELP AND I THINK THIS IS A PERFECT HELP FOR THEM AS WELL AS BRINGING IN NEW DEVELOPMENT, WHICH IS ALSO IMPORTANT.

I JUST HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

FIRST OF ALL, LORI, THE MAP THAT WE HAVE OF THE INCENTIVE ZONES, COULD YOU HAVE SOMEONE BLOW THAT UP [NOISE] PLEASE? SO IT'S EASIER TO READ THE STREET NAMES ON IT.

YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT?

>> YES. MOLLY, IF YOU WANT TO GO BACK TO THAT SLIDE.

JUST SO YOU KNOW, JUST SO ALL OF YOU KNOW, THE APPLICATION ON THE WEBSITE WILL HAVE THIS MAP AND IT'S GOING TO BE SEARCHABLE.

YOU CAN TYPE IN AN ADDRESS, YOU CAN FIND OUT IF YOU'RE IN ONE OF THE PRIORITY INCENTIVE ZONE AREAS.

YOUR PROJECT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE IN AN INCENTIVE ZONE, HOWEVER, THOSE ARE THE PRIORITY REDEVELOPMENT AREAS THE CITY HAS IDENTIFIED.

THE KEY REQUIREMENT IS THAT THE PROJECT BE ALONG ONE OF OUR COMMERCIAL CORRIDORS BUT WE ARE DEFINITELY PRIORITIZING.

THERE'S LIMITED FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR THE PROGRAM, SO WE DEFINITELY WANT TO PRIORITIZE OUR PREVIOUSLY IDENTIFIED REDEVELOPMENT AREAS.

>> I SEE THAT. WHAT I'M ASKING IS IF YOU CAN SEND ME A BLOWN-UP COPY.

>> YES, OF COURSE.

>> I'M SORRY, THAT'S WHAT I MEANT.

CAN YOU TELL ME, HOW IS THIS GOING TO WORK? IS IT FIRST COME FIRST SERVE?D IS IT BEING DIVIDED AMONGST FOUR DISTRICTS? HOW EXACTLY IS THAT GOING TO WORK? YOU KNEW I WAS GOING TO ASK THAT.

>> YES. IT'S NOT PROPOSED TO BE DIVIDED AMONGST THE DISTRICTS.

IT'S GOING TO BE COMPETITIVE IN THE SENSE THAT THE FUNDS ARE LIMITED THAT WE HAVE FOR THIS PROGRAM.

THREE-AND-A-HALF MILLION SOUNDS LIKE A LOT, BUT WHEN YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT BREAKING IT DOWN ACROSS THESE TWO PROGRAMS, YOU'RE LOOKING AT ABOUT SIX PROJECTS AT 250,000 EACH FOR THE FACADE PROGRAM BECAUSE THESE, AGAIN, ARE MEANT TO BE COMPREHENSIVE MAJOR PROJECTS AND THEN ABOUT FOUR PROJECTS AT 500,000 EACH FOR THE REDA PROGRAM.

>> RIGHT.

>> IT WILL BE COMPETITIVE.

WE'RE GOING TO ROLL THIS OUT TO EVERYBODY AND LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT WE HAVE THIS PROGRAM AVAILABLE, ENCOURAGE THEM TO GET THEIR PROJECTS TOGETHER BUT IT'S DISCRETIONARY, WE'RE REALLY LOOKING FOR TRANSFORMATIVE PROJECTS IN OUR TARGETED AREAS.

>> I THINK IT'S INCREDIBLE.

WHO WILL BE MAKING THE DECISION? WILL THERE BE A COMMITTEE AND THEN IT COMES TO THE COMMISSION OR WILL IT JUST BE A COMMITTEE? HOW IS THAT GOING TO WORK?

>> WE WILL HAVE A STAFF GRANT REVIEW PANEL THAT WILL CONSIST OF MYSELF AND SEVERAL STAFF ACROSS DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, CERTAINLY FINANCE, AS WELL AS BUILDINGS, AND WE WILL REVIEW THE APPLICATIONS AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE COMMISSION FOR FINAL PROJECT IN AGREEMENT APPROVAL.

>> WHEN YOU HAVE A OUTREACH PLAN IN PLACE, OF COURSE, WE ALL WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW WE CAN HELP.

>> WONDERFUL, I WILL TAKE YOU UP ON THAT.

>> THANKS. I JUST WANT TO SAY THE BUS TOURS WERE A HUGE SUCCESS.

NOT ONLY DID IT BRING ETON IN,

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BUT IT GAVE OTHER DEVELOPERS AN IDEA OF WHO AND WHAT TAMARAC IS.

THEY HAD NO IDEA WHAT WE HAD TO OFFER.

I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU ALL TO CONTINUE WITH THE BUS TOURS.

ESPECIALLY NOW WE'RE GETTING BACK TO OUR NEW NORMAL, SO TO SPEAK, AND NEW DEVELOPMENT WILL BE COMING UP AND WITH THESE INCENTIVE PROGRAMS, I THINK IT'S GOING TO MAKE A BIG DEAL OF DIFFERENCE.

THANK YOU, LADIES. THIS IS GREAT.

WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT FOR A LONG TIME AND I APPRECIATE ALL YOUR EFFORTS. THANKS VERY MUCH.

>> THANK YOU.

>> EXCELLENT. THANK YOU AND THANK YOU FOR THE FIVE MINUTES.

THE ORDER'S GOING TO BE THE VICE MAYOR, COMMISSIONER GALEN, COMMISSIONER BOLTON, MYSELF, SO YOU HAVE FIVE MINUTES. GO AHEAD.

>> A QUESTION FOR CITY MANAGER, YES OR NO WILL SUFFICE.

CONSIDERING THE PROGRAM IS AN 80-20 COVERAGE, LET'S SAY A PLAZA DOES NOT WANT TO DO IT JUST BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANT TO DO IT, THEY DON'T WANT TO SPEND THE 20 PERCENT, AND LET'S JUST SAY WE DO HAVE REMAINING FUNDS.

CAN THOSE REMAINING FUNDS BE USED IN OTHER PLAZAS? JUST YES OR NO WILL BE FINE.

>> I'M SORRY, VICE MAYOR.

I'M NOT SURE I UNDERSTAND THE QUESTION FULLY, SO LET ME JUST REPEAT IT BACK TO YOU.

ARE YOU SAYING THAT IF A GRANT AWARD IS RECOMMENDED AND THE AWARDEE DOES NOT WANT TO COMPLY WITH THE PROGRAM AND MATCH WITH THE REQUIRED 20 PERCENT, CAN THOSE FUNDS BE RE-PROGRAMMED FOR ANOTHER PLAZA?

>> IF, HYPOTHETICALLY, WE HAVE REMAINING FUNDS AT THE END.

>> THEN I WOULD SAY THE ANSWER IS YES.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER GALEN.

>> I'M SORRY, ONE MORE THING.

>> SORRY, YOUR LIGHT WENT OFF. GO AHEAD.

>> I'LL HOLD OFF ON IT, SORRY.

>> OKAY. COMMISSIONER GALEN.

>> I GUESS YOU SAID IN THE PRESENTATION THERE WERE NO DEVELOPER INCENTIVES FOR THE ETON WEST PROJECT.

>> IS THAT QUESTION TO ME?

>> WHOEVER. DID EATEN WEST RECEIVE ANY DEVELOPER INCENTIVES?

>> EATEN WEST AS FAR AS I CAN REMEMBER, RECEIVED ASSISTANCE FROM THE CITY WITH SOME TRAFFIC CONFIGURATION.

IT WAS MORE ALONG THE LINES OF THE PLATINUM PERMITTING PROGRAM AND REALLY HAVING A DEDICATED PROJECT MANAGER.

WE USE THIS AS AN EXAMPLE TO-

>> DID HE RECEIVE ANY FINANCIAL INCENTIVES?

>> NO. NOT AT THAT TIME.

>> [BACKGROUND]

>> YES.

>> CITY MANAGER.

>> I'M SORRY, THEY DIDN'T RECEIVE ANY FINANCIAL INCENTIVES.

WHAT THEY DID RECEIVE WAS SOME DEDICATION OF SOME PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY IN ORDER TO CREATE A BETTER LANDSCAPE BUFFER BETWEEN THE NEW PROJECT IN THE ADJACENT RESIDENTIAL PROJECT THAT WAS EXISTING.

>> FOR THE CASE STUDY EXAMPLES THAT YOU HIGHLIGHTED, HOW MUCH DID EACH OF THE CITIES CONTRIBUTE TO THE EXAMPLES THAT WERE INCLUDED?

>> WE HAVE THOSE FIGURES, BUT I DON'T HAVE THEM HANDY RIGHT NOW.

I'D BE HAPPY TO SHARE THAT WITH LORI, AND WE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH THE DATA THAT WE WERE ABLE TO COLLECT.

>> I THINK IT WOULD HAVE BEEN IMPORTANT TO SHARE THAT WITH US BEFORE WE MAKE A DECISION.

DO YOU HAVE INFORMATION ON WHAT THE TRAFFIC COUNTS WERE AND THOSE CLAUSES BEFORE THE FACADE AND AFTER THE FACADE?

>> FOR THE EXAMPLES?

>> CORRECT.

>> NO.

>> HOW DO YOU MEASURE THE RETURN ON INVESTMENT FOR THE DIFFERENT PROJECTS THAT WERE CITED?

>> MEASURING THE RETURN ON INVESTMENT AS A SPECIFIC CALCULATION WAS OUTSIDE OF OUR SCOPE OF WORK, AND IT'S ALSO DUE TO LIMITED AVAILABLE DATA.

WE PULLED THE DATA THAT WE COULD BASED ON THE DATA THAT WAS COLLECTED BY THE CITIES.

BUT THAT LEVEL OF SPECIFICITY IS CERTAINLY SOMETHING WE WOULD BE INTERESTED IN, BUT IT WAS NOT READILY AVAILABLE ACROSS EVERY CASE STUDY.

I THINK THAT'S THE BEST WAY TO PUT IT.

WE CAN CERTAINLY PROVIDE SOME INDICATORS THAT WOULD INFORM THAT OPINION IN TERMS OF, FOR EXAMPLE, THE VACANCY RATES GOING DOWN AFTER THE IMPROVEMENTS WERE MADE.

>> IF I MAY ADD TO MOLLY, COMMISSIONER I THINK WE HAVE THESE PROPERTIES THAT HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AS NEEDING SOME REVITALIZATION,

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NEEDING SOME INVESTMENT, AND FOR WHATEVER REASON THE MARKET ISN'T MEETING THAT DEMAND OR THAT PUBLIC NEED.

WE'RE LOOKING WITH THESE PROGRAMS TO MOVE THE NEEDLE, TO ENCOURAGE SOME OF OUR PLAZA OWNERS, WHO I DO KNOW HAVING TALKED TO THEM ABOUT FIXING UP THEIR PROPERTIES, THAT THEY'RE MAKING MONEY IN THEIR PLAZAS.

OBVIOUSLY, COVID, ACCEPTED, COVID IS A WHOLE ANOTHER THING ENTIRELY, BUT ON WHOLE, THEY'RE MAKING MONEY IN THEIR PLAZAS, AND THEY'RE NOT NECESSARILY INCENTIVIZED TO FIX THEM UP.

THE IDEA WITH THESE PROGRAMS AND INVESTING THE PUBLIC MONEY IS THAT WE'RE GOING TO NEED OUR PUBLIC OBJECTIVES TO IMPROVE OUR COMMERCIAL CORRIDORS, WHICH IS ACROSS ALL OF OUR STRATEGIC PLANS FOR THE CITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GOALS.

IT'S A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP TO MAKE THOSE IMPROVEMENTS HAPPEN.

[NOISE]

>> RIGHT. I UNDERSTAND PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS, BUT I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO MEASURE THE SUCCESS OF THOSE PARTNERSHIPS.

CASE STUDIES WERE PROVIDED, BUT IT WOULD BE NICE TO KNOW HOW BUSINESS IMPROVED FROM BEFORE THE FACADE TO AFTER THE FACADE.

THEN THE EXAMPLE FOR TAMARAC THAT WAS PROVIDED WAS AN EXAMPLE OF HIGHLY FINANCED DEVELOPER WHO WAS ABLE TO AFFORD TO PURCHASE PROPERTY AND DEVELOP A NICE PROJECT.

PERHAPS WE SHOULD TRY TO ATTRACT THAT LEVEL OF DEVELOPER SO THAT WE DON'T HAVE TO USE OUR RESIDENTS TAX DOLLARS FOR INCENTIVES.

BECAUSE IF YOU IMPROVE THE FACADE OF THE PLAZA, IT DOES LOOK NICE, BUT IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT BUSINESSES IN PLACE, IT'S STILL NOT GOING TO ATTRACT VISITORS.

WE DO HAVE A FAIRLY NEW PLAZA ON UNIVERSITY DRIVE, IN THAT MEDICAL MILE AREA.

I THINK THERE'S AN AT&T STORE.

THERE'S SOME OTHER NICE STORES THERE, AND THERE'S NO TRAFFIC THERE.

WE HAVE A NICE AND BRAND NEW LOOKING PLAZA, BUT I DON'T SEE ANY TRAFFIC THERE.

>> I THINK THE PLAZA THAT YOU'RE REFERRING TO HAD SEVERAL DIFFERENT HURDLES INCLUDING A DEVELOPER THAT DIDN'T HAVE EXPERIENCE DEVELOPING STRIP RETAIL PLAZAS IN A MARKET SUCH AS OURS.

IT WAS THE FIRST PROJECT THEY HAD DONE OF THAT KIND.

THEY WENT INTO CONSTRUCTION NOT HAVING AN ANCHOR FOR THE PROJECT, WHICH IS JUST HIGHLY ATYPICAL AND UNUSUAL, SO IT JUST DELAYED BRINGING BUSINESSES INTO THAT PLAZA IN THAT SPECIFIC CIRCUMSTANCE.

>> OKAY. I SUPPORT PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS, BUT I THINK THERE HAS TO BE MORE OF A COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGY IN PLACE.

WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE REALITY THAT THE MEDIAN INCOME IN TAMARAC IS SOMETHING LIKE $46,000.

ATTRACT THE TYPE OF BUSINESSES THAT ARE GOING TO ATTRACT THE TYPE OF RESIDENTS THAT HAVE A A TYPE OF INCOME TO SUPPORT THESE PLAZAS.

IT'S NOT GOING TO MATTER HOW THE FACADE OF A PLAZA LOOKS BECAUSE IT'S STILL NOT GOING TO DRIVE BUSINESS.

CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, CITY MANAGER, REGARDING TAMARAC VILLAGE, HOW IS THAT PROJECT GOING IN TERMS OF, AND MAYBE YOU CAN ANSWER THIS ALSO LORI, THEIR RECRUITMENT OF RETAILERS TO THAT PARTICULAR PROJECT.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN TO QUOTE JOHN MARQUIS, HE SAYS HE REMAINS VERY BULLISH ON THE RETAIL COMPONENT, AND AS SOON AS THEY ARE PREPARED, THEY'RE GOING TO BE BREAKING GROUND ON IT.

I MEAN, FROM HIS PERSPECTIVE, HE REMAINS BULLISH ON THE RETAIL ON THE RESTAURANT.

>> NO FURTHER COMMENT.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I'M GOING TO ASK EVERYBODY TO REMEMBER TO MOVE THEIR MICROPHONES LITTLE CLOSER TO THEMSELVES WHEN SPEAKING SO PEOPLE IN THE AUDIENCE CAN HEAR. COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

>> MOST OF MY QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED, BUT JUST A FEW MORE.

LORI, CAN WE TIE IN SOME SORT OF A SMALL BUSINESS INCUBATOR PROGRAM IN THIS? FOR INSTANCE, IF WE ARE GIVING THE BUSINESSES $250,000 OR $500,000, OR WHATEVER IT IS, CAN WE THEN PUT IN SOME SORT OF REQUIREMENT FOR THEM TO REDUCE RENT OR GIVE FREE RENT TO PROSPECTIVE TENANTS OR TENANTS THAT ARE IN THAT PARTICULAR SHOPPING PLAZA?

>> I'D HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THAT FOR A MINUTE.

I THINK IT'S DIFFICULT TO PUT THAT KIND OF MANDATE ON,

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THEN TO TURN AROUND WITH THEIR BUSINESSES.

I THINK THE REASON WE'RE PUTTING MONEY INTO THE PLAZA IS FOR THE EXTERIOR RENOVATIONS.

BUT TO MONITOR COMPLIANCE WITH THAT ON A FUTURE BASIS WITH THEIR BUSINESS TENANTS, WOULD BE DIFFICULT.

>> OKAY. HOW ABOUT THE UPKEEP OF THE PROPERTY? WE INVEST $250,000 OR $500,000, AND THEN TWO YEARS LATER, THE PLAZA IS BACK TO WHERE IT WAS.

IS THERE A SAFEGUARD FOR UPKEEP OF THE PLAZA FOR A PERIOD OF TIME AFTER THE MONEY IS INVESTED?

>> I WOULD SAY IT MOST DEFINITELY.

A PROGRAM LIKE THIS IS CERTAINLY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND CODE COMPLIANCE.

I THINK IT'S BOTH THINGS, AND SO MAINTAINING THE UPKEEP, ABSOLUTELY.

I THINK ONE SAFEGUARD CERTAINLY WITH THESE GRANT PROGRAMS IS THAT THE GRANTS WON'T BE PAID OUT UNTIL THE PROJECT IS COMPLETED.

WE WILL HAVE A FINISHED PRODUCT THAT WE'RE HAPPY WITH BEFORE THE GRANT IS PAID.

BUT THEN, YES, MONITORING THAT, I THINK IS A GOOD IDEA TO BUILD INTO THE GRANT AGREEMENT.

>> YOU THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA, BUT IS IT THERE OR WILL WE PUT IT THERE?

>> WE CAN PUT THAT INTO THE GRANT AGREEMENTS THAT WILL BE COMING ALONG INTO FUTURE.

>> OKAY. WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE INVESTMENT, ARE WE JUST TALKING ABOUT THE OUTSIDE FACADE OF THE BUILDING ITSELF OR ARE WE TALKING ABOUT ALSO LANDSCAPING OF THE PROPERTY IN GENERAL?

>> WE ARE USING FACADE AND EXTERIOR IMPROVEMENTS IN A VERY BROAD SENSE.

IT'S NOT JUST THE PAINT.

IT COULD BE THE PAVEMENT WE WANT.

THE PAVEMENT, THE LANDSCAPING, THE SIDEWALK, THE LIGHTING, THE SIGNAGE.

IT'S VERY COMPREHENSIVE.

>> OKAY. BECAUSE IF YOU ARE AWARE, SOMETIMES NEW BUSINESSES COME TO US, THEY HAVE THIS GRAND PLAN TO MAKE THEIR FACILITY LOOK GOOD ON PAPER.

IT LOOKS GREAT, WE APPROVE IT, AND THEN YOU DRIVE BY THERE A YEAR LATER AND IT LOOKS NOTHING LIKE WHAT YOU APPROVED.

THEN SOMETIMES IT LOOKS GOOD FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS AND THEN AFTER THAT IT JUST LOOKS RUN-DOWN.

I JUST HAVE JUST A LITTLE BIT OF RESERVATIONS WITH THE LANDSCAPING PORTION OF IT.

WE SERIOUSLY HAVE TO LOOK AT FUTURE UPKEEP, BECAUSE IF YOU'RE GOING TO INVEST $250,000, YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE UPKEEP IS AT LEAST THERE FOR A WHILE. ALL RIGHT?

>> I AGREE, COMMISSIONER. I THINK WE CAN BUILD-IN A MAINTENANCE COMPONENT.

>> OKAY. HOW DOES OUR FACELIFTS OR THE UPKEEP OR THE FACADE CHANGE, THEN RELATE TO TRAFFIC STUDIES? HOW WOULD THAT IMPACT OUR TRAFFIC STUDIES FOR OTHER DEVELOPMENTS THAT WOULD COME IN THE PIPELINE? BECAUSE THEN IF YOU UPGRADE THE FACADE OF THE BUILDING AND THAT SORT OF STUFF, AND THEN MORE CUSTOMERS STARTS GOING THERE, THEN IT CREATES FOR MORE TRAFFIC IN THE AREA.

HOW DOES THAT IMPACT TRAFFIC STUDIES OR OTHER DEVELOPMENTS IN THE AREA?

>> I'M NOT SURE IF THIS IS A QUESTION FOR THESE LADIES OR CITY MANAGER.

IS A BETTER QUESTION FOR MS. CALLOWAY.

>> MS. [INAUDIBLE] , IF IT'S OKAY, I CAN CHIME IN HERE?

>> YES, PLEASE.

>> COMMISSIONER, TO RESPOND TO THAT QUESTION, ONCE THE FACADE IS IMPROVED AND A NEW BUSINESS IS GOING IN, IT WOULD COME TO OUR OFFICE FOR THE USE TO BE PERMITTED, WHETHER IT BE THROUGH A SITE PLAN OR IT BE THROUGH AN ADMINISTRATIVE SITE PLAN, AND THAT PROCESS WOULD REQUIRE STAFF TO LOOK AT THE USE THAT'S BEING PROPOSED TO GO IN AND THEN TO CONDUCT THE SAME TRAFFIC ANALYSIS WE WOULD FOR A NEW USE.

THAT'S HOW WE CONSIDER THAT, AND THOSE TRAFFIC ANALYSES, AS YOU KNOW, LOOK AT WHAT'S PROPOSED, WHAT'S ALREADY BUILT, WHAT WE PROBABLY KNOW IN THE PIPELINE, BUT THAT'S WHERE THAT PROCESS BEGINS.

THOSE NEW USES WOULD STILL HAVE TO GO THROUGH OUR SITE PLAN PROCESS, WHETHER MAJOR OR ADMINISTRATIVE.

IT ALLOWS US TO LOOK AT THE TRAFFIC IMPACTS AT THAT TIME.

>> LORI, I THINK I KNOW THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION.

I ASKED YOU PRIVATELY, BUT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC, I WILL ASK AGAIN.

IF THE PLAZA GETS THE GRANT AND THEN SELLS THE PLAZA, DO WE RECOUP ANY OF THE MONEY OR HOW DOES THAT GO?

[01:35:05]

>> WE DON'T. THAT'S NOT A PROVISION THAT'S BUILT INTO THIS, AND THAT WAS INTENTIONAL BECAUSE WE'RE MAKING THIS PUBLIC INVESTMENT IN THE PROJECT AND WE ARE IN RETURN GETTING THE PUBLIC BENEFIT FROM THAT INVESTMENT, HAVING THE PROPERTY BE REVITALIZED, THE EXTERIOR PORTION OF THE PROJECT.

>> JUST ONE FINAL COMMENT.

MS. MCKAY MENTIONED IN HER PRESENTATION THAT THE EDEN WEST FACILITY IS A WIN FOR THE CITY OF TAMARAC OR IT'S A SUCCESS STORY.

I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT SOME OF US MAY THINK THAT IT'S A WIN, AND IT IS A WIN IN SOME REGARD, BUT THERE ARE RESIDENTS IN CLOSE PROXIMITY THAT DOES NOT THINK THAT EDEN WEST IS A WIN.

TWO HUNDRED AND TWELVE APARTMENTS BEING BUILT ALONG MCNAB ROAD THAT IT WILL CAUSE TRAFFIC ALONG THE CORRIDOR IS NOT NECESSARILY A SUCCESS STORY, GIVEN THE FACT THAT THE OLD TARGET FACILITY OR PARCEL MAY BE APPROVED BY THE CITY OF FLORIDA HILL AT 501 APARTMENTS.

OF COURSE, FURTHER EAST ALONG COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD, WE MAY HAVE THE 13TH FLOOR INVESTMENT PROJECT.

THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO MAY NOT BE ABLE TO COME OUT OF THEIR HOUSES BECAUSE WE ARE BUILDING ALL THESE APARTMENTS.

A SUCCESS STORY WOULD HAVE BEEN CHANGE TO COMMERCIAL, GET SOME MORE RESTAURANTS INTO OUR CITY, NOT JUST NEW RESIDENTIAL HOMES.

I UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A WIN COMPARED TO WHAT WAS THERE BEFORE, BUT A VERY GOOD WIN WOULD HAVE BEEN TO HAVE ANOTHER PLAZA THAT LOOKS GOOD, THAT HAS HIGH-END RESTAURANTS AND A BETTER COMMERCIAL BASE THAT THE CITY NEEDS. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> THANK YOU. I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME, YOUR DEDICATION.

MS. MCKAY, YOU'VE OBVIOUSLY BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR OVER THREE YEARS WITH US.

IT'S A VISION IN THINGS THAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON PRIOR TO THAT, AND THINGS THAT WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO DO THROUGH THE THREE YEARS BEFORE THAT, WHEN WE WERE WORKING HARD TO REDEVELOP OUR LAND USE PLANNING IN A WAY TO STRUCTURE THE PROPERTIES THAT WERE AVAILABLE FOR A SMART CITY, AND HAVING DESIGNATED MULTIPURPOSE USES FOR MIXED ZONES FOR NEIGHBORING CITIES, WHAT IS COMPATIBLE AND WHAT GOES WHERE SO WE DON'T BUILD CERTAIN THINGS BY RESIDENTIAL UNITS THAT ARE NOT COMPATIBLE.

ALL OF THIS HAS BEEN A CULMINATION OF YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS OF WORK.

I KNOW THAT WE'VE TRIED DOING THE FACADE PROGRAM WITH OUR BUSINESSES ABOUT 5-6 YEARS AGO.

THAT DIDN'T TAKE OFF AND FLY BECAUSE THERE WAS NO INCENTIVE FOR OUR BUSINESSES OTHER THAN A SMALL PACKAGE WE HAD THERE AND THEY JUST COULDN'T BE BOTHERED FOR WHATEVER THE REASON.

BUT I'M VERY EXCITED FOR THIS PROGRAM, AND I THINK THAT THERE WERE SOME GOOD QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS AND I APPRECIATE THEM.

I DO AGREE WITH SOME PLAN TO MAKE SURE THAT THE MAINTENANCE IS UP KEPT.

WE DO HAVE OUR CODE, BUT THERE SHOULD BE SOMETHING IN THERE, I AGREE, TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR PLAZA OWNERS ARE AWARE THAT THIS ISN'T MONEY THAT IS COMING AROUND AGAIN AND AGAIN.

THIS IS A SPECIAL TYPE OF THING THAT I THINK WILL DO GREAT FOR OUR CITY.

WE'VE HAD NUMEROUS CONVERSATIONS, AND I'M NOT SURE IF EVERYBODY IN THE PUBLIC IS AWARE OF IT, BUT I BELIEVE IT'S ONLINE IF YOU EVER WANT TO SEE IT, BUT OUR CITY IS BEEN IN CONVERSATION WITH COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL, AND WHEN WE'RE PLANNING OUT OUR CITY AND THE THINGS THAT WE'RE DOING, AND WHAT WOULD BE SMART TO GO HERE AND WHAT WOULD BE SMART TO GO THERE, AND ROOFTOPS TO RETAIL FOR HOW TO GET THOSE BUSINESSES, WE HEAR CONTINUALLY THAT SOME OF OUR PLAZAS LOOK DISGUSTING.

WE HAVE BUSINESSES THAT WANT TO COME IN, BUT THEY'RE NOT CONFIGURED RIGHT. VARIOUS DIFFERENT THINGS.

I THINK BOTH THESE PROGRAMS WILL GIVE OUR CITY AN OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY TO GIVE IT IF IT JUST NEEDS AN OVERHAUL ON THE LOOK, OR IF OUR BUSINESS LANDOWNERS NEED TO PUT THE FURTHER INVESTMENT TO KNOCK IT DOWN, START ALL OVER AGAIN, BECAUSE AS WE KNOW, CERTAIN THINGS HAVE GONE ONLINE.

IF YOU HAVE A REALLY BIG PLAZA OF 30,000 SQUARE FEET, YOU MAY NOT NEED 30,000 SQUARE FEET FOR YOUR BUSINESS CURRENTLY.

YOU MAYBE JUST NOW NEED THE 15,000, SO HOW DO WE BRING OUR CITY INTO 2020S? I'M NOT SURE HOW THEY SAY IT ANYMORE BECAUSE IT USED TO BE THE 1900S OR 2000S BUT WHATEVER.

BUT I THINK YOU GET MY POINT, BEING IS WE ARE DOING WHAT WE CAN TO REVITALIZE OUR CITY.

WE HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO WHAT OUR RESIDENTS AND OUR BUSINESS OWNERS HAVE BEEN SAYING, AND THIS PLAN IS A CULMINATION OF THAT AND I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO ITS SUCCESS.

[01:40:06]

IT'LL BE HARD WORK, BUT I'M LOOKING FOR TO ITS SUCCESS.

COMMISSIONER GELIN, IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING NEW, YOU HAVE TWO MINUTES. THANK YOU.

>> WHAT IS THE ULTIMATE GOAL HERE? IS IT JUST TO IMPROVE THE LOOK OF THE PLAZA? WHAT'S THE GOAL?

>> I WOULD SAY OVERALL, THE OVERARCHING GOAL IS COMMERCIAL CORRIDOR REVITALIZATION.

>> WHAT DOES THAT MEAN WHEN YOU SAY REVITALIZATION? WHAT'S THE EXPECTATION? WHAT CAN THE COMMUNITY EXPECT FROM REVITALIZATION?

>> FOR THE TWO DIFFERENT GRANT PROGRAMS, THE REDA PROGRAM WILL BE SELECTING TRANSFORMATIVE PROJECTS THAT WILL BE NEW DEVELOPMENT, NEW CONSTRUCTION ALONG OUR COMMERCIAL CORRIDORS, IDEALLY PRIORITIZED IN OUR REDEVELOPMENT AREAS.

THE FACADE PROGRAM, TAKING OUTDATED PLAZAS THAT ARE STRUCTURALLY SOUND BUT COULD REALLY USE A SIGNIFICANT COMPREHENSIVE FACELIFT.

THAT'S WHAT THAT PROGRAM IS FOR, REVITALIZING THOSE PLAZA PROPERTIES THAT COULD USE A FACELIFT.

>> BECAUSE AS YOU KNOW, AND LORI, I'M NOT SURE IF YOU WERE HERE, ASSUMING YOU MOVED HERE FROM ANOTHER STATE, BUT ENTERPRISE FLORIDA WAS AN ARM OF THE GOVERNMENT THAT WAS DESIGNED TO ATTRACT COMPANIES AND BRING JOBS INTO THE STATE.

THEY WERE HEAVILY CRITICIZED BECAUSE THEY WERE GIVING AWAY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN CORPORATE TAX INCENTIVES.

THERE'RE COMPANIES THAT PROMISED 300 JOBS, 400 JOBS, THOUSANDS OF JOBS, AND A LOT OF THOSE COMPANIES DIDN'T DELIVER ON THOSE JOBS.

A LOT OF LEGISLATORS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE SOMETIMES CRITICIZE THESE TYPE OF PROGRAMS AS CORPORATE WELFARE BECAUSE COMPANIES MAKE ALL KIND OF PROMISES AND HAVE ALL THESE GREAT PLANS AND THEN THEY DON'T DELIVER, AND YET FUNDS WERE RECEIVED.

USUALLY THERE'S NO ACCOUNTABILITY WHEN IT COMES TO THESE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS.

WHAT IS OUR MEASUREMENT NOW? WE'RE SAYING, WE NEED THESE PLAZA DEVELOPMENTS, AND THEN HOW ARE WE GOING TO MEASURE THE SUCCESS 12, 24, AND 36 MONTHS FROM NOW?

>> OUR SAFEGUARD CERTAINLY WITH OUR PUBLIC DOLLARS IS TREMENDOUSLY IMPORTANT, AND OUR SAFEGUARD WILL BE THAT THE GRANT, THE PUBLIC DOLLARS, THE GRANT MONEY ISN'T PAID OUT UNTIL THE PROJECT IS COMPLETED.

THAT'S ONE WAY TO ENSURE.

>> JUST TO CLARIFY, SO IT'S MORE OF A REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO PAY IT FIRST?

>> [OVERLAPPING] IT IS A REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM.

>> OKAY.

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

I'M SORRY, I THOUGHT YOU REACHED FOR YOUR BUTTON.

I ALSO THINK WE'LL BE ABLE TO MEASURE SUCCESS BY HAVING RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS WHO WILL BE REALLY EXCITED TO SEE THE REVITALIZATION AND WHAT THEY'VE BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO AND WHAT THEY SAY IN THEIR SURVEYS AND WHEN THEY TALK TO US ALL THE TIME ABOUT HOW GOOD THE CITY WILL LOOK, BECAUSE IT'S LOOKING BETTER EVERY DAY.

ON THAT NOTE, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> I NEED A MOTION AND A SECOND.

>> WELL, I THOUGHT WE HAD THAT. MY APOLOGIES.

>> SO MOVED.

>> ALL RIGHT. DO I HAVE A SECOND?

>> SECOND.

>> ALL RIGHT. NOW.

>> THANK YOU.

>> I'LL TAKE THEM. [OVERLAPPING] CALL THE ROLL, PLEASE. YES. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON?

>> YES.

>> VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES.

>> THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY 5 TO 0.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE WILL NOW MOVE TO 5B, TR13629.

[5.b. TR13629 - Increasing Net Value of Contract with Baron Signs for the City of Tamarac Comprehensive Signage Program]

INCREASING NET VALUE OF CONTRACT WITH BARON SIGN FOR THE CITY OF TAMARAC COMPREHENSIVE SIGNAGE PROGRAM.

CITY ATTORNEY, PLEASE READ THE TITLE FOR THE RECORD.

>> YES, MADAM MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION.

THE RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA APPROVING A NET INCREASE NOT TO EXCEED $1,260,000 IN THE CONTRACT VALUE FOR BARON SIGN MANUFACTURING FOR THE FABRICATION AND INSTALLATION OF SIGNS UNDER THE COMPREHENSIVE SIGNAGE PROGRAM FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENDITURE OF $3,603,705.79, AUTHORIZING THE APPROVAL OF CHANGE ORDER NUMBER 12 AND THE AMOUNT OF $1,260,000 ATTACHED HERE TOO AS EXHIBIT A, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER OR DESIGNEE TO APPROVE LINE ITEM CHANGE ORDERS WITHIN THE APPROVED BUDGET, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

>> THANK YOU. I'LL TAKE A MOTION AND A SECOND NOW.

[01:45:03]

>> SO MOVED.

>> DO I HAVE A SECOND?

>> SECOND.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WE WILL NOW HEAR FROM OUR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, MAXINE CALLOWAY.

>> THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR. LET ME GO AHEAD AND SHARE MY SCREEN.

THERE WE GO.

>> I'M READY. JUST REAL QUICK.

THANK YOU AGAIN, MAYOR, MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION, MAXINE CALLOWAY, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

I JUST WANT TO GO THROUGH JUST A BIT OF A BACKGROUND ON THIS ITEM AS READ BY THE CITY ATTORNEY.

THIS IS REALLY TO APPROVE CHANGE ORDER NUMBER 012 SO WE CAN ADD $1,260,000 TO THE CONTRACT VALUE.

JUST SOME BACKGROUND RELATIVE TO HOW WE GOT TO THIS AMOUNT.

IN 2020, IF YOU RECALL, JUST TO EXPEDITE THE NEIGHBORHOOD SIGNAGE PROGRAM WAITING LIST THIS COMMISSION APPROVED A ONE MILLION DOLLAR INCREASE IN THAT BUDGET AS WE DIDN'T WANT TO SPEND YEARS TRYING TO IMPLEMENT THE WAITING LIST THAT HAD SEVERAL SIGNS ON THERE.

IN AN EFFORT TO EXPEDITE THAT LIST AND TO ACCELERATE THE PROGRAM, THE COMMISSION APPROVED THE ONE MILLION DOLLARS AND THE BUDGET ALREADY HAD $260,000 ALLOCATED FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD PROGRAM, SO THE CHANGE ORDER IS INCREASING THE CONTRACT VALUE AT 1,260,000.

PRIOR TO THAT IN 2016 WHEN THE CITY AWARDED THE CONTRACT TO BARON SIGN, THAT WAS FOR 1,779,000.

THEN SUBSEQUENT TO THAT, WE APPROVED CHANGE ORDER 001 AND CHANGE ORDER 011 FOR $507,287.

THAT WAS ESSENTIALLY ADD SOME ADDITIONAL ELECTRONIC MESSAGE BOARDS TO THE OVERALL CONTRACT AND TO ADD SOME ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS.

THAT BROUGHT THE TOTAL CONTRACT PRICE TO 2,286,365.

THIS SLIDE IS JUST TO GIVE YOU SOME INFORMATION ON WHAT IT IS THAT WE'RE TRYING TO ACHIEVE.

WE HAVE APPROXIMATELY 41 SIGNS FOR 31 NEIGHBORHOODS, THAT'S A PART OF THE WAITING LIST WHICH WE'RE TRYING TO IMPLEMENT IN A COMPREHENSIVE BASIS.

IT'S SHOWING ALSO THE AVERAGE COST TO FABRICATE AND INSTALLED EACH SIGN.

WE HAVE AS A PART OF THE LAST PRESENTATION WE SHOWED YOU WHEN WE PROVIDED AN UPDATE ON THIS PROGRAM.

WE WILL BE INSTALLING CERTAIN SIGNS ON OUR EXISTING BUFFER WALL AND THAT'S GOING TO BE $6,370 FOR THOSE SIGNS.

THEN FOR THE FREESTANDING SIGNS, WHICH INCLUDES ELECTRICITY, THOSE WILL BE INSTALLED AT 43,261.

THE OVERALL CONTRACT VALUE ONCE CHANGE ORDER NUMBER 012 IS ADDED WILL BE 3,546,365.

JUST WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU AGAIN JUST AN IMAGE OF WHAT THE SIGNS WILL LOOK LIKE.

THE TOP ONE IS A FREESTANDING SIGN THAT WILL GO INTO NEIGHBORHOODS.

THE BOTTOM ONE AGAIN IS A BUFFER WALL SIGN THAT WILL BE INSTALLED OR ATTACHED TO THE EXISTING BUFFER WALLS.

BEFORE I TAKE QUESTIONS, I JUST WANTED TO PROVIDE A QUICK UPDATE.

WE HAVE ABOUT 13 SIGNS THAT ARE ALMOST READY TO GO IN.

SEVEN COMMUNITIES THAT ARE CURRENTLY UNDER FABRICATION THAT WE EXPECT TO COMPLETE FABRICATION BY JUNE 18TH OR BY THE END OF JULY.

THEN WE HAVE ANOTHER SIX COMMUNITIES THAT WILL BE RECEIVING INSTALLATIONS BY JULY 18.

SO A TOTAL OF 13 SIGNS THAT IS PRETTY MUCH ALMOST READY WHICH WE EXPECT TO BE COMPLETELY INSTALLED BEFORE THE END OF SUMMER.

THEN WE HAVE TWO ADDITIONAL COMMUNITIES THAT WE'RE WAITING FOR A SIGN MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT.

THIS AFTERNOON AZALEA COURT CAME IN.

THAT'S FULLY EXECUTED, SO WE'LL MOVE THAT OVER TO FABRICATION.

THEN WE HAVE ANOTHER THREE COMMUNITIES WHERE WE ARE WORKING RIGHT NOW ON RECEIVING THE EXECUTED MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT.

THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION.

I'LL TAKE YOUR QUESTIONS [NOISE] AT THIS TIME.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN, YOU HAVE FIVE MINUTES.

>> CITY MANAGER, HOW MUCH DOES OUR BUDGET DECREASING PRE-PANDEMIC AND POST-PANDEMIC?

>> I'M SORRY, COMMISSIONER. YOU MEAN HOW MUCH IS THE?

[01:50:02]

>> WHAT'S THE DEBITS ON OUR TOTAL REVENUE PRE-PANDEMIC AND OUR EXPECTATION POST-PANDEMIC?

>> BASED ON OUR MOST RECENT EVALUATION IN THE GENERAL FUND, WHICH IS WHERE OUR REVENUE WAS IMPACTED, I THINK WE LOST JUST A LITTLE OVER SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS IN REVENUE.

>> THEN OUR BUDGET GO DOWN FROM 200 MILLION TO 178 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT?

>> IT DID BASE ON THE AMOUNT OF REVENUE THAT WAS LOST AND THE AMOUNT OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT THAT WAS DEFERRED BASED ON THAT REVENUE LOSS.

>> WE MADE THIS DECISION TO SPEND AN ADDITIONAL $1.2 MILLION BEFORE THE PANDEMIC, IS THAT RIGHT?

>> I'D HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE TIMELINE THAT MS. CALLOWAY HAD ON HER PRESENTATION, BUT I'M NOT SURE THAT THE DECISION TO ACCELERATE THE SIGN PROGRAM WITHOUT LOOKING AT THAT SLIDE, I'M NOT SURE WHETHER THAT WAS PRE-PANDEMIC OR DURING THE PANDEMIC.

>> MS. CALLOWAY?

>> MAXINE, [OVERLAPPING] WAS IT PRE OR POST-PANDEMIC?

>> YES, IT WAS PRE-PANDEMIC.

>> DO WE HAVE ANY EVIDENCE THAT THESE SIGNS ADD VALUE TO NEIGHBORHOOD OR INCREASED PROPERTY VALUES? ANY DATA?

>> [OVERLAPPING] SORRY.

>> I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY NO.

I WOULDN'T SAY THERE'S ANY QUANTIFIABLE DATA THAT THE SIGNS ADD VALUE OTHER THAN AESTHETIC VALUE IN TERMS OF THE SIGNS THAT THEY'RE REPLACING.

>> THE RFP WAS ISSUED BACK IN 2016 AND THE FIRST TIME IT WAS BID OUT, THERE WERE FOUR COMPANIES THAT BID ON THE PROJECT AND FOR SOME REASON THAT WAS SCRAPPED.

CAN THE [OVERLAPPING] DIRECTOR EXPLAIN?

>> GOOD EVENING, I'M KEITH GLATZ, YOUR PURCHASING CONTRACTS MANAGER.

I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU THE HONEST TRUTH ON WHAT HAPPENED ON THE FIRST ONE.

WE WERE PREPARED TO AWARD TO A CONTRACTOR.

THERE WAS ONLY ONE CONTRACTOR THAT WAS REALLY VIABLE IN THAT PARTICULAR PROCESS.

WE HAD A RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD TO THAT CONTRACTOR, WE WERE READY TO MAKE THE AWARD.

JUST A FEW WEEKS BEFORE WE WERE READY TO MAKE THE AWARD, IT WAS DISCLOSED THAT A CONSULTANT THAT WE HAD UTILIZED FOR THE PROJECT WAS AN EMPLOYEE OF THAT COMPANY.

AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY AT THE TIME, WE DETERMINED THAT IT WOULD BE A CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND MAY NOT BE IN OUR BEST INTEREST AS THE MUNICIPALITY TO MAKE AN AWARD TO A FIRM THAT HAD THAT TYPE OF A CONFLICT.

WE REVISITED IT, LOOKED AT THE SPECIFICATIONS AND DETERMINED THAT WE NEEDED TO REALLY ADD SOME ELECTRICAL CAPABILITIES INTO THE SCOPE OF THE WORK, AND SO BETWEEN THAT EVENT AND THE ISSUE OF THE NEW SOLICITATION, WE DID ADD THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ELECTRICAL WORK THAT HAD NOT BEEN IN THE ORIGINAL PROPOSAL, WHICH MADE A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE TO THE RESPONSES.

I'LL BE VERY HONEST, WE HAD A LOT OF TROUBLE AND TIME DEVOTED IN TRYING TO GET ANYONE TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL BOTH TIMES.

I WANT TO THANK MAXINE.

SHE ACTUALLY HELPED US TO BE ABLE TO CONVINCE THE FIRM THAT DID BID TO BID BECAUSE SHE HAD SOME EXPERIENCE WITH THEM.

I THINK MAXINE, IF I'M CORRECT, WHERE YOU WOULD WORK BEFORE OR DEALT WITH THEM IN THE PAST.

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED.

[LAUGHTER]

>> MY CONCERN IS THAT THERE WERE FOUR COMPANIES THAT BID THE FIRST TIME THEN YOU ISSUED AN RFP AND ONLY ONE COMPANY BIDS.

IT JUST SEEMS LIKE THERE WASN'T A FULL MARKET CHECK.

NOW WE'RE GOING TO SPEND ANOTHER $1.2 MILLION WITHOUT GOING BACK TO THE MARKET TO SEE IF WE CAN HAVE THE SAME DEVELOPMENT DONE AT A LOWER AND BETTER PRICE.

>> I'M SORRY, COMMISSIONER.

>> FOR THE EXISTING SIGNS THAT I SEE NOW, I DON'T SEE ANY ELECTRICAL IN THOSE SIGNS.

DO YOU MEAN DO THEY LIGHT UP AT NIGHT? I DON'T SEE THAT FROM WHAT I'VE SEEN DRIVING BY.

>> YEAH, BUT THEY'RE [INAUDIBLE] , SO THAT COMPONENT WILL BE ADDED LATER FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD SIGNS.

THEY ARE BACK [INAUDIBLE] , SO YES, ELECTRICITY WILL BE BROUGHT TO THOSE SIGNS AT A LATER DATE.

>> SO IT'S NOT THERE NOW? IS IT NOT THERE NOW?

>> THAT'S CORRECT. THAT'S CORRECT. OKAY.

>> ALL RIGHT. I JUST THINK THAT WE ESPECIALLY IN A TIME AFTER THE PANDEMIC,

[01:55:02]

EVERY YEAR WE'RE RAISING TAXES ON OUR RESIDENTS, LOT OF RESIDENTS DO COMPLAIN AND WE NEED TO DO A BETTER JOB OF SHOPPING THE SERVICES AND THE MARKET, AND GETTING AS MANY COMPETITIVE QUOTES AS POSSIBLE BEFORE JUST A WARNING, THERE WERE 12 CHANGE ORDERS, WE KEEP INCREASING THE AMOUNT AND IT DOESN'T SEEM RIGHT THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO THE MARKET AND CHECKING OTHER COMPETITORS TO SEE IF SOMEONE CAN DO THE SAME JOB AT A BETTER PRICE AND A MORE COMPETITIVE PRICE.

>> WELL, WE HAD AN ESCORT.

WE HAD SET THIS UP AS A TERM CONTRACT.

>> WHEN DOES THE TERM EXPIRE?

>> YOU WOULD BE RENEWING IT TONIGHT.

IT EXPIRES WHEN THE PROJECT IS BASICALLY DONE, IF YOU APPROVE THIS CHANGE ORDER, YOU WOULD BE RENEWING THE AGREEMENT FOR UNTIL THIS WORK IS DONE AT LEAST.

>> THEN THERE WASN'T OBVIOUSLY GOING TO STOP THIS NOW, BEFORE EXTENDING IT FOR THE REMAINING PROJECTS ON THIS PROJECT?

>> WELL, I WANT TO TELL YOU SOMETHING ABOUT THIS PROCESS.

I'VE BEEN IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT FOR OVER 40 YEARS, THIS WAS THE MOST CUMBERSOME, DIFFICULT PROPOSAL PROCESS THAT I'VE EVER GONE THROUGH.

IT IS EXTREMELY COMPLICATED.

WHEN WE ADDED IN THE ELECTRICAL WORK AND SOME OF THE INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS INTO THE RABID, I BELIEVE THAT SCARED A LOT OF THE FIRMS AWAY AND I THINK THAT'S WHY YOU DIDN'T SEE THE COMPETITION IN THE SECOND ONE BECAUSE WE GOT WHAT WE NEEDED, WE PROCURED WHAT WE NEEDED BUT IN THAT PROCESS, WE ENDED UP HAVING TO PAY A PRICE OF THE COMPETITION.

>> WAS THAT DONE INTENTIONALLY TO REMOVE THE COMPETITION?

>> NOT AT ALL. NOT AT ALL.

IT'S JUST THAT WE NEEDED SOMEONE WHO COULD HANDLE THIS PROJECT AND THIS TIME WAS THE ONLY ONE, I THINK STILL ACTUALLY I THINK THAT MARKET IS ACTUALLY SHRUNK BUT THIS IS STILL THE ONLY CONTRACTOR WILLING TO TAKE THIS ON.

>> THE MISSION ON CONTINUITY WAS IMPORTANT AS WELL.

REMEMBER, WE HAD THE DESIGN THAT'S IN PLACE FOR OR NEIGHBORHOOD SIGNAGE PROGRAM, AT LEAST WE HAVE A FEW SIGNS THAT ARE INSTALLED, THAT HAS BEEN DESIGNED BY THIS COMPANY SO TIMING AND CONTINUITY WAS TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT WHEN WE DECIDED TO HAVE THEM CONTINUE THE PROJECT WITH THE WAITING LIST.

THEY HAVE ALREADY INSTALLED SIGNS THAT WE'RE NOT ACQUIRING THE WAITING LIST.

THIS IS JUST TO FACILITATE THE WAITING LIST, WHICH THIS CONDITION HAS TOLD US THAT IT'S IMPORTANT TO EXPEDITIOUSLY AND TO GET THEM DONE TOGETHER AS OPPOSED TO THE PIECEMEAL MANNER, WHICH IS OUR WEATHER INITIALLY IS WHY THIS COMMISSION OF A MILLION DOLLARS.

>> THEN MAX, IF I GET DATA AND WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A PROJECT OF THIS MAGNITUDE, SIGNS ALL OVER THE CITY, YOU DON'T WANT TO BE POINTING FINGERS TO ONE VENDOR VERSUS ANOTHER VENDOR.

THE CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION PROCESS IS EXTREMELY COMPLICATED IF YOU WOULD ADD ANOTHER VENDOR TO THIS EQUATION AT THIS POINT IN TIME.

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE MULTIPLE FIRMS THAT ARE GOING TO BE RESPONSIBLE YOU DON'T KNOW WHICH ONE.

FIVE YEARS FROM NOW, YOU DON'T KNOW WHICH ONE TO BECOMING TO MAINTAIN IT BUT I WILL SAY TOO THAT THEY ALSO WHY WE OWN THE DESIGN.

IT'S GOING TO BE A LITTLE BIT DIFFICULT FOR ANOTHER FIRM TO JUST STEP IN AND TAKE THE DESIGN OVER AS WELL, WE MIGHT HAVE TO PAY SOME FEES, I'M NOT SURE OF THAT, BUT I THINK THERE'S PROBABLY SOMETHING WE'D HAVE TO PAY AN UPCHARGE FOR THE ARTWORK TO BE COMPLETED BY A NEW CONTRACTOR AS WELL AND THAT'S PROBABLY SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS.

>> YOU SAID THAT YOU HIRED A CONTRACTOR OR A CONSULTANT FOR THE INITIAL DESIGN OF THE RFP, DID YOU ALSO HIRE A CONSULTANT TO ADD THE ELECTRICAL OR WHATEVER YOU ADDED TO THE CHANGE OR THE NEW RFP?

>> [INAUDIBLE] SIGNS IS DELIVERING EVERYTHING INCLUDING THE ELECTRICAL DESIGNS AGGREGATED.

>> MY QUESTION WAS IN REGARDS TO THE RFP, AND SO A CONSULTANT WAS HIRED TO DRAFT THE FIRST RFP, DID YOU HIRE A CONSULTANT WITH A SECOND RFP?

>> NO. WE DID THAT WITHOUT A CONSULTANT AND WE USED WHAT WE HAD FROM THE PLANTS BEFORE AND THEN ANYTHING THAT THE ELECTRICAL WORK WAS DONE IN THE HOUSE.

>> WAS THERE A THOUGHT OR IS THERE A THOUGHT NOW TO HIRE A SEPARATE ELECTRICAL COMPANY TO ADD THE LINING OR WHATEVER THE ELECTRICAL COMPONENT IS?

>> I WOULDN'T NECESSARILY RECOMMEND IT BECAUSE, AGAIN, YOU WANT TO TRY TO KEEP ALL YOUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET WHEN IT COMES TO THE CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION PROCESS, YOU DON'T WANT TO BE POINTING FINGERS TO TWO OR THREE DIFFERENT FIRMS.

[02:00:08]

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. GLASS AND MS. CALLOWAY FOR YOUR COMMENTS IN YOUR HELP ON THIS.

I KNOW THIS IS SOMETHING THAT OUR RESONANCE HAS BEEN AND OUR COMMUNITIES HAD BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO FOR A REALLY LONG TIME.

AT THIS TIME I'M GOING TO CALL THE ROLL.

OH NO. ACTUALLY, CAN I OPEN UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS? I DIDN'T OPEN UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS, MY APOLOGIES.

IS THERE ANYBODY IN THE AUDIENCE WHO WISHES TO SPEAK ON THIS MATTER? SEEING THAT THERE'S NO ONE WHO WISH TO SPEAK ON THIS MATTER PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED AND NOW I WILL ASK THE CITY CLERK TO PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> THANK YOU. MAYOR GOMEZ?

>> YES.

>> VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> NO.

>> MR. BOLTON?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES.

>> MOTION PASSES FOUR TO ONE.

>> THEREFORE, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IT IS 9:03.

I'M GOING TO CALL A 15-MINUTE RECESS OR JUST MAKE IT EASY.

I'LL SEE EVERYBODY BACK HERE AT 9:20. THANK YOU VERY MUCH WE'RE IN RECESS.

WELCOME BACK TO OUR COMMERCIAL MEETING, IT IS NOW 9:20 CITY CLERK, PLEASE.

>> DO YOU NEED TO CALL A ROLL NOW THAT WE'RE IN PERSON AGAIN?

>> OKAY. WE DON'T NEED TO CALL THE ROLL WE SEE YOU ALL HERE AND WE ARE NOW TURNING TO CITY MANAGER, THE ORDINANCE IS ON FIRST READING 6A,

[6.a. TO2473 - Tamarac Village - Planned Development Plan Agreement Amendment]

YOU WANTED TO ADDRESS THAT ITEM IS BEING PULLED OR WE JUST PULL IT OFF?

>> MADAM, I THINK IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE TO ASK THE CITY ATTORNEY TO READ THE TITLE INTO THE RECORD AND THEN ASK FOR A MOTION AND A SECOND TO MOVE THE ITEM TO SEPTEMBER 8TH.

>> OKAY. SO, CITY ATTORNEY, WILL YOU PLEASE READ 680 0, 2, 4, 7, 3 TAMARAC VILLAGE PLAN DEVELOPMENT PLAN AGREEMENT AMENDMENT TITLE INTO THE RECORD.

>> YES MA'AM YOU JUST MET HIM WHERE MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA, APPROVING AN AUTHORIZED AND THE MAYOR, VICE MAYOR OR CITY MANAGER, THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA, ON BEHALF OF THE CITY, TO AMEND, EXECUTED, AND OTHERWISE ENTER INTO AN AMENDED AND RESTATED PLAN DEVELOPMENT MASTER DEVELOPMENT PLAN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF TAMARAC AND J. K. M. TAMARAC VILLAGE LLC, ATTACHED HERE TOO, AS EXHIBIT B FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD, GENERALLY BETWEEN NORTHWEST 94TH AVENUE TO THE WEST AND PINE ISLAND ROADS TO THE EAST WITH PORTIONS LOCATED NORTH AND NORTHWEST, 57 STREET, GENERALLY KNOWN AS TAMARAC VILLAGE, WITHIN THE CITY OF TAMARAC, MORE LEGALLY DESCRIBED IN EXHIBIT A.

AUTHORIZING THE APPROPRIATE CITY OFFICIALS TO DO ALL THINGS NECESSARY TO EFFECTUATE THE INTENT OF THIS ORDINANCE, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, PROVIDING FOR SEPARABILITY, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE AND AS THE MANAGER INDICATED, THE PROPER THING WOULD BE A MOTION TO TABLE THE ORDINATES TO DATE AND TIME SERVER.

>> I WILL TAKE A MOTION AND A SECOND TO DEFER THIS ITEM TO SEPTEMBER 8, 2021.

>> YEAH MOVED.

>> DO I HAVE A SECOND?

>> SECOND.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. CITY CLERK, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> MAYOR GOMEZ?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES.

>> VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS?

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU. THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY 5,0,0.

>> EXCELLENT. WE'RE NOW GOING TO OUR FIRST PUBLIC HEARING, 7A,

[7.a. TR13621 - ILA Providing for the Aitken and West Lake Park Parcel Property Exchange and Lease]

ACTUALLY ARE ONLY PUBLIC HEARING TR13621ILA PROVIDING FOR THE ALKYNE AND WEST LAKE PARK PARCEL PROPERTY EXCHANGE AND LEASE, CITY ATTORNEY, PLEASE READ THE TITLE FOR THE RECORD.

>> YES, MADAM CHAIR, MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION, AND RESOLUTION, THE CITY COMMISSION TO SEE WHICH FROM BACK FLORIDA APPROVING THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN BROWARD COUNTY AND THE CITY OF TAMARAC REGARDING PROPERTY TRANSFERS, PROVIDING FOR THE CITY'S TRANSFER THE PROPERTY TO THE COUNTY EXCHANGE FOR THE WEST LAKE PARK PROPERTY AND THE TERMS OF LEASE OF THE WEST LAKE PROPERTY TO THE COUNTY, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THAT AMENDMENT, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND THE CITY MANAGER TO TAKE ANY AND ALL ACTIONS CONSISTENT WITH THIS RESOLUTION, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE EXECUTION OF A WARRANTY DEED AND ALL CLOSING DOCUMENTS NECESSARY TO EFFECTUATE THE TRANSFER AND THE EXECUTION OF GROUND LEASE PROJECT FOR COMPLEX PROVIDING MORE SEPARABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I NOW NEED A MOTION AND A SECOND, PLEASE.

>> SECOND.

>> THANK YOU. WE HAVE ANIKA ASHTON WITH BROWARD COUNTY AVAILABLE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME AS THIS IS A PUBLIC HEARING, WE WILL OPEN THIS UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS.

IS THERE ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE WHO WISHES TO SPEAK ON THIS MATTER? SEE NONE.

PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

[02:05:03]

COMMISSIONER GALEN, FIVE MINUTES.

>>I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A TURN TO COUNTING ATTORNEY TO GIVE US AN UPDATE.

>> GOOD EVENING, CITY COMMISSIONERS.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME HERE.

MY NAME IS ANIKA ASHTON, I'M A DEPUTY COUNTY ATTORNEY WITH BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA.

WE ARE PLEASED THAT THE CITY IS MOVING FORWARD WITH THIS EXCHANGE OF THE AKAM PROPERTY, AS MOST OF YOU KNOW, AND THE CITY OF TAMARAC WAS KIND ENOUGH TO PARTNER WITH THE COUNTY IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH THIS SWAP OF THE AKAM PARCEL FOR A PARCEL IN WESTLAKE PARK IN ORDER FOR THE COUNTY TO SATISFY OUR CHARTER REQUIREMENTS, WHICH ALLOW US TO SWAP A REGIONAL PARK PROPERTY FOR ANOTHER PARCEL IN ORDER FOR US TO CONSTRUCT THE 16TH TOWER OF OUR E911 SYSTEM.

WE'LL COMPLETE THE SYSTEM AND ENSURE THAT THERE IS ADEQUATE COVERAGE FOR THE 911 SYSTEM IN ALL OF BROWARD COUNTY.

>> DOES HOLLYWOOD STILL HAVE AN OBJECTION TO THIS?

>> WE HAVE AND I BELIEVE THAT IT'S IN THE RECORD THAT THE CITY OF HOLLYWOOD HAS AGREED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH US AND WE'RE WORKING WITH THEM ON THE PERMITTING AND WE'RE MOVING FORWARD WITH THIS PROCESS.

>> OKAY.

>> THEY HAVE NO OBJECTION.

>> HOW MUCH IS TAMARAC EXPECTED TO RECEIVE AS A RESULT OF THIS EXCHANGE?

>> THIS IS A LEASEBACK OF THE PARCELS.

THE CITY WILL HAVE AN INITIAL ANNUAL RENT OF $62,400 AND THERE'LL BE A TWO PERCENT INCREASE ANNUALLY FOR THE RENTAL PAYMENT.

>> ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> OKAY. THANK YOU.

>> I FIGURED YOU'RE HERE. YOU MIGHT AS WELL PRESENT.

>> THANK YOU. SEEING THAT THERE'S NO OTHER QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMISSION. LET'S CALL THE ROLL.

>> MAYOR GOMEZ?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES.

>> VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS?

>> YES.

>> THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY 5-0

>> EXCELLENT. THANK YOU. WE'RE NOW GOING TO OUR ORDINANCES, IT'S 8A.

[8.a. TO2453 - Public Art Ordinance Amendment]

ORDINANCES ON SECOND READING TO2453 PUBLIC ART ORDINANCE AMENDMENT.

CITY ATTORNEY, PLEASE READ THE TITLE FOR THE RECORD.

>> YES, MADAM MAYOR, MEMBERS TO COMMISSION.

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 5 OF THE CITY'S CODE OF ORDINANCES IS ENTITLED BUILDINGS AND BUILDING REGULATIONS, BY SPECIFICALLY AMENDING ARTICLE 11 ENTITLED PUBLIC ART PROGRAM REGULATIONS BY SPECIFICALLY, I'M SORRY.

SECTION 5-301, ENTITLED DEFINITIONS TO PROVIDE FOR DEFINITION FOR CONSTRUCTION VALUE, PROVIDING CLARIFICATION FOR THE ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION OF A ONE PERCENT PUBLIC ART FEE FOR LAND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS SUBJECTS TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE CITY'S PUBLIC ART PROGRAM.

AMENDING SECTION 5-302 ENTITLED PUBLIC ART FEE TO ESTABLISH ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS BY WHICH THE REQUIRED ONE PERCENT PUBLIC ART FEE MAY BE PROVIDED FOR IN LIEU OF PAYMENT TO THE CITY'S PUBLIC ART FUND, PROVIDING FOR COURT CLARIFICATION, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

THIS DOES REQUIRE ANOTHER PUBLIC HEARING [LAUGHTER] MADAM MAYOR YOU SAID BEFORE THAT WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY MORE PUBLIC HEARINGS, BUT UNFORTUNATELY.

>> [OVERLAPPING] THAT IS CORRECT. MY APOLOGIES.

I NEED A MOTION AND A SECOND.

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

>> THANK YOU. OUR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, MAXINE CALLOWAY, WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS, WHICH IS GOOD.

BUT BEFORE WE GO THERE, [NOISE] I'M GOING TO OPEN THIS UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS.

IS THERE ANYBODY IN THE AUDIENCE WHO HAS ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? SEEING NONE PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

VICE MAYOR, DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION? OKAY. COMMISSIONER GELIN, YOU HAVE FIVE MINUTES.

>> I THOUGHT AT THE LAST MEETING, YOU ASKED THAT WE REMOVE THE LANGUAGE THAT THE ONE PERCENT ART FEE BE PROVIDED IN LIEU OF PAYMENT TO THE CITIES PUBLIC ART FUND.

DO YOU STILL WANT THAT REMOVED, ARE YOU OKAY WITH THAT BEING THERE?

>> NO, IT WASN'T REMOVED. MY CONCERN, WHICH I WANTED TO ASK MS. CALLOWAY IS THE FACT THAT IT HAS ARTWORK.

BEING PERFORMING ART SUCH AS DANCE, MUSIC, THEATER, OPERA, MIME, FILM, AND OTHER ART FORMS WHICH HUMAN PERFORMANCE IS A PRINCIPAL PRODUCT.

MY CONCERN IS HAVING A TEMPORARY ITEM BE PERFORMANCE OR SUCH BE SOMETHING THAT IS THE IN LIEU OF.

YOU COULD PAY FOR A PERFORMANCE OF A MIME PERSON BEING OUT AT A BUILDING.

[02:10:03]

IT'S NOT GOING TO BE EQUAL TO THE ONE PERCENT AND THEN IT'S DONE.

I UNDERSTAND PERFORMING ART, BUT I DON'T BELIEVE IT SHOULD BE AS A QUALIFICATION TO THIS ONE PERCENT, TO THIS CONTRIBUTION TO OUR PUBLIC ART FUND.

I KNOW THE CITY WAS TALKING ABOUT HAVING LIVING ART AS A PERFORMANCE THING AS [INAUDIBLE] AND I SUPPORT THAT IF THAT DEFINITION IS JUST BEING PUT IN HERE FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE SURE WE CAN DO THAT IN THE FUTURE.

GREAT. BUT I DON'T THINK THAT IT'S SOMETHING THAT I WOULD SUPPORT, I DON'T SUPPORT THAT AS OUR ONE PERCENT CONTRIBUTION.

THAT'S WHAT I WAS GOING TO ASK MS. CALLOWAY TO CLARIFY FOR US.

>> CAN YOU CLARIFY THAT, MS. CALLOWAY?

>> ABSOLUTELY MAYOR, LET ME HELP YOU TO CLARIFY THAT.

THE ORDINANCE IS DOING A FEW THINGS THIS EVENING.

ONE, IT'S CHANGING THE DEFINITION OF ART AND ARTWORK SPECIFICALLY SO WE CAN INCLUDE PERFORMING ARTS.

THIS IS REALLY FOR THE PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE TO BE ABLE TO PAY FOR THIS TYPE OF ART FORM.

FOR EXAMPLE, AT INSPIRATION WAY, WHICH IS SCHEDULED FOR THEIR RIBBON-CUTTING IN NEXT JULY, THE PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE HAS DECIDED TO INVITE DANCERS TO DANCE NEAR OR AROUND THE PIECES AS A PART OF THE RIBBON CUTTING AND SO WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO PAY FOR THAT.

HOWEVER, THE CHANGES THAT ARE BEING MADE TO ALLOW THE DEVELOPERS AN ADDITIONAL OPTION IN LIEU OF THE ONE PERCENT DOES NOT PROVIDE THE DEVELOPER WITH THAT BENEFIT.

THEY WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO GIVE TO THE CITY ANY TYPE OF PERFORMANCE IN LIEU OF ONE PERCENT.

SPECIFICALLY, THEY HAVE TO PROVIDE A FORM OF ARTWORK THAT'S APPROVED BY THE PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE AND THEN BY THIS BODY.

REALLY, THE INCLUSION OF PERFORMANCE, IT'S REALLY FOR THE PUBLIC ART COMMITTEES BENEFITS.

WE'RE ABLE TO PAY FOR THOSE PERFORMANCES AND SPECIFIC TIMES, WHETHER IT BE A RIBBON-CUTTING OR OTHERWISE, BECAUSE WE DID NOT BELIEVE THAT DEFINITION ALLOWED THE PUBLIC ART COMMUNITY TO PAY FOR THAT, AND WE WOULD HAVE TO GET THOSE FUNDS FROM GENERAL FUNDS.

BUT THE DEVELOPER WOULD NOT HAVE THE BENEFIT OR THE OPTION OF PROVIDING A PERFORMANCE IN LIEU OF THEIR ONE PERCENT.

>> WOULD THEY HAVE THE OPTION OF PROVIDING A PIECE OF ART IN LIEU OF THE ONE PERCENT?

>> YES, THAT'S SPECIFICALLY WHAT THE ORDINANCE DOES.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE NEW PROVISION THAT'S UNDERLYING SECTION A, THE DEVELOPER WOULD NOW HAVE AN OPTION.

THEY CAN PAY THE ONE PERCENT.

IN LIEU OF PAYING THAT ONE PERCENT, YOU CAN PROVIDE THE VALUE OF THAT IN A PIECE OF ARTWORK THAT'S APPROVED BY THE PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE, AS WELL AS THE CITY COMMISSION IN LIEU OF THAT ONE PERCENT.

THERE'S A TIME CERTAIN IN WHICH YOU HAVE TO PROVIDE THAT ARTWORK.

IT HAS TO BE CONSTRUCTED AT THE SITE.

THERE'S CERTAIN STANDARDS OR CRITERIA IN TERMS OF THE VISIBILITY OF THAT ARTWORK.

THEN THERE'S A MAINTAINANCE COMPONENT ONCE THE ARTWORK IS PROVIDED.

THIS PROVISION WAS PUT IN SPECIFICALLY TO ADDRESS THE FACT THAT THE CITY IS RUNNING OUT OF RIGHT OF WAYS IN WHICH TO PLACE PUBLIC ART, SO WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE HAD THE ABILITY TO PLACE THESE PIECES ON PRIVATE PROPERTY.

>> CAN WE DO THAT THROUGH NEGOTIATION?

>> WE DO THAT NOW THROUGH AN EASEMENT AGREEMENT, BUT THE MAINTENANCE OF THAT GETS TRICKY.

THE CITY THEN HAS TO ACCESS THAT PROPERTY AND MAINTAIN THAT PIECE OF ARTWORK.

WE HAVE DONE IT ONCE WITH THE PROPERTY THAT'S ADJACENT TO THE SAW GRASS WHERE THE PIECE HAS BEEN INSTALLED.

IT'S QUITE A LOT OF TIME AND ENERGY, I THINK TO NEGOTIATE AN EASEMENT AGREEMENT.

WE LOOKED AT OTHER LOCATIONS AND TO SEE WHAT THEY WERE DOING, AND WE SAW OTHER ORDINANCES, SPECIFICALLY CORAL SPRINGS AND I THINK IT WAS DELRAY BEACH THAT INCLUDED THIS OPTION AND WE THOUGHT THAT THAT MIGHT BE USEFUL TO OUR EFFORTS HERE IN TAMARAC.

>> HOW DOES THAT CHANGE THE ROLE OF OUR ART CONSULTANT?

>> IT REALLY DOES NOT BECAUSE ART CONSULTANT IS REALLY HELPING US WITH RESPECT TO GOING OUT FOR CALLS MANAGING OUR ART PORTFOLIO INCLUDING MAINTENANCE EFFORTS AND THE PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE.

THEY ALSO MANAGE A PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE AND OUR PUBLIC ART MASTER PLAN PROGRAM.

WHAT THIS DOES IS JUST PROVIDE ONE ADDITIONAL OPTION TO THE DEVELOPER.

IT DOESN'T NECESSARILY MEAN THAT THE DEVELOPER IS GOING TO TAKE THAT OPTION, WHAT WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF ART ON PRIVATE PROPERTY WHEN A NEW DEVELOPMENT IS COMING IN.

>> SO LIKE HAMPTON HILLS WAS DEVELOPED BY A DEVELOPER AND AS PART OF THAT AGREEMENT, THEY BUILT THE CAPORELLA SWIMMING PARK OR SWIMMING POOL.

EVEN THOUGH THAT'S NOT ARTWORK, THAT'S A NEGOTIATION, THAT'S PART OF AN AGREEMENT, RIGHT?

[02:15:04]

>> [NOISE]

>> THAT WOULD BE SEPARATE FROM THE ONE PERCENT OR FROM THE ARTWORK THAT WOULD NEED TO BE PROVIDED IN A VISIBLE PLACE ON THE PROPERTY.

>> LET'S USE, I DON'T KNOW IF WE SHOULD USE 13 FLOOR, BUT LET'S USE THE EAST AND WEST, FOR EXAMPLE, SINCE THAT ALREADY HAS PASSED.

CAN WE NEGOTIATE? WE UNDERSTAND THAT YOU'RE GIVING US ONE PERCENT OF THE VALUE OF THIS PROJECT FOR ARTWORK.

CAN WE NEGOTIATE IN THAT DISCUSSION, WE WANT THE ARTWORK THAT WE SELECT TO BE ON THIS PROPERTY AND THEY CAN SAY YES OR NO AS PART OF THAT NEGOTIATION, WITHOUT HAVING TO MAKE THIS LONG.

>> I FIND THIS IT JUST MAKES THE DISCUSSION EASIER AS IT IS NOW COMMISSIONER THE WAY WE FACILITATE THAT IS ACTIVE DEVELOPER TO PROVIDE AN EASEMENT TO THE CITY, AND SO WE MAINTAIN THAT EASEMENT, WE ACCESS THE PROPERTY, WE CONSTRUCT THE ART, AND THEN WE GO ONTO THE PROPERTY AND MAINTAIN IT.

THAT'S THE WAY WE CURRENTLY DO IT.

WE'D LIGHT THROUGH THIS PROCESS FOR THE DEVELOPER, THROUGH AN ORGANIZED PROCESS WHERE THEY'RE STILL COME IN BEFORE THE PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE AND THROUGH THIS COMMISSION THAT THEY FACILITATE THAT ENTIRE PROCESS.

THE ARTWORK IS APPROVED BY US, AND IS CONSTRUCTED ON THEIR PROPERTY AND THEN THEY ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH US TO MAINTAIN THAT ART WORK.

>> DOES THE PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE SELECT THE ARTISTS IN THIS CHANGE PROCESS?

>> NO, THEY WOULD NOT SELECT THE ARTIST, THE DEVELOPER WOULD HOWEVER, THE PIECE THAT'S GOING ON THE PROPERTY, THE SIZE, WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE, WOULD BE MANAGED BY US, AND BY YOU GUYS, AND BY THE CITY COMMISSION AS WELL.

>> THAT'S THE POINT I DON'T LIKE. I WANT THE PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE TO BE ABLE TO SELECT THE ART AND NOT THE DEVELOPER.

TO THE CHAIR, CITY ATTORNEY, IS THAT SOMETHING THAT WE CAN JUST NEGOTIATE AS WE WORK WITH DEVELOPERS RATHER THAN CODIFYING THIS? IN THE EAST AND WEST, FOR AN EXAMPLE, WE'RE COLLECTING A ONE PERCENT FEE, BUT WE WANT TO INCLUDE PUBLIC ART ON THIS PIECE OF PROPERTY.

>> YOU CAN ALWAYS INCLUDE IT AS PART OF YOUR APPROVAL FOR ANY PARTICULAR PROJECT THAT HAS TO GO THROUGH THE COMMISSION APPROVAL PROCESS.

YOU CERTAINLY HAVE THE FLEXIBILITY AND THE ABILITY TO SPECIFY AS PART OF THAT APPROVAL A CONDITION THAT THEY PROVIDE, WHATEVER IT IS THAT POTENTIALLY GETS NEGOTIATED BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE DEVELOPER FOR COMPLYING WITH THE PUBLIC ART REQUIREMENT.

>> OKAY. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. SEEING THAT THERE'S NOBODY ELSE WITH QUESTIONS RIGHT NOW, THEN I WILL CONTINUE WITH MY QUESTIONS IF I MAY.

WHEN I READ THE DEFINITION SECTION OF ART, ARTWORK AND WORKS OF ART, IT ADDS THOSE ITEMS THAT I MENTIONED WHEN COMMISSIONER GELIN WAS ASKING.

IF YOU GO TO THE NEXT PAGE UNDER TWO A2, DEVELOPER MAY PROVIDE ARTWORK ON THE DEVELOPMENT.

NOW THE WORD ON MAKES IT SEEM LIKE YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOMETHING A LITTLE BIT MORE STRUCTURED, BUT THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS DEFINITION SAYS ARTWORK AND ARTWORK INCLUDES PERFORMING ARTS AS DEFINED.

THEREFORE, I HAVE ISSUE WITH THE WAY ARTWORK IS BEING DEFINED.

IN THE FOLLOWING SHALL NOT BE CONSIDER ARTWORKS OR WORK OF ART.

THERE'S AN EXCEPTION THERE, THEN MAYBE OUR DEFINITION NEEDS TO BE REWRITTEN TO INCLUDE, PERFORMING ART DOES NOT QUALIFY AS AN ITEM FOR A DEVELOPER IN A2.

THIS WAY WE DON'T HAVE PERFORMING ARTS BEING POTENTIALLY UTILIZED. MS.CALLOWAY.

>> I HAVE GOT AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION, THAT'S OKAY.

BUT IF YOU READ SECTION 8 MAYOR, YOU CAN SEE THAT THE INTENT IS FOR THE ARTWORK TO BE SOMETHING THAT IS GOING TO BE LASTING, IT CAN'T BE A PERFORMANCE AND THEN JUST GOES AWAY, BECAUSE IT REQUIRES APPROVAL, IT REQUIRES MAINTENANCE.

IT HAS TO BE VISIBLE.

IT ALLUDES TO SOMETHING THAT HAS TO BE CONSTRUCTED.

>> I UNDERSTAND THAT.

>> BUT OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION, NOT WORSE.

I'M NOT OPPOSED TO THAT.

WE CAN START WITH, MAKE IT A BIT CLEARER.

>> I WOULD LIKE THAT BECAUSE WHILE WE'RE WRITING AND DRAFTING, IT SHOULDN'T BE WHAT OUR INCENTIVES, IT'S EASY ENOUGH TO SHOW OUR INTENT WITH CLEAR LANGUAGE THAT WE DO NOT INTEND FOR PERFORMING ARTS TO BE A PART OF THIS.

BECAUSE THEN YOU CAN HAVE SOMEBODY SAY, WELL, I'LL DO A SHOW ON FRIDAY OF THE FIRST OF THE MONTH.

EVERY FIRST OF THE MONTH, I'LL DO ANOTHER SHOW AND I HAVE THAT BECOME MY ARTWORK AND I CAN MAINTAIN THAT BY MAINTAINING MY CAST OF CHARACTERS.

WHATEVER, PEOPLE ARE CREATIVE NOWADAYS.

WHY NOT MAKE SURE WE DON'T ALLOW FOR THE CREATIVITY.

[02:20:02]

I WOULD APPRECIATE THAT PART BEING MODIFIED.

ALSO IN 2D, WE HAVE THE DISCRETION THAT BASICALLY THE ISSUANCE OF THE BUILDING PERMIT, THEY FAIL TO HAVE THE PROPOSED ARTWORK UP UNLESS THERE'S A GOOD EXTENSION, NO APPROVALS OBTAINED, THE MONEY GETS TRANSFERRED INTO THE PUBLIC FUND BECAUSE A 1 PERCENT IS ALREADY PLACED IN THERE.

WHAT HAPPENS IF WE HAVE A DEVELOPER WHO ANOTHER SIX MONTHS AFTER THE ISSUANCE OF THE CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY, FAILS TO INSTALL THE ARTWORK FOR WHATEVER REASON, DOESN'T HAVE A GOOD EXTENSION.

THE REASON FOR GOOD CAUSE FOR EXTENSION.

THERE IS NONE, BUT THERE'S NO ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO BE PUT INTO THE ART FUND AND THEY NEVER WIND UP PUTTING.

IS THERE A SECONDARY PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO PERFORM OR WE'RE JUST SATISFIED WITH THE FIRST ROUND OF WHATEVER THE ONE PERCENT IS?

>> IS THAT DIRECTED? IS THAT TO YOUR COLLEAGUES?

>> NO, THAT WAS ACTUALLY TO YOU.

I MEAN, IF IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE DIRECTED TO MY COLLEAGUES, ASK THEM IF THEY WANT A SECOND PENALTY, IF WE THINK THAT DEVELOPERS NOT GOING TO COME THROUGH, THAT'S FINE.

BUT I GUESS I WAS ASKING YOU AS THE POINT PERSON ON THE PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE FOR THE CITY TO, WE WERE BRINGING THIS FORTH IN ORDER TO CREATE THE EXTRA OPPORTUNITY OR OPTION.

>> TWO THINGS, WE THINK THAT'S SUFFICIENT IN TERMS OF JUST PROVIDING THE ONE PERCENT.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, WE HAVE INCLUDED THAT THE FUNDS MUST BE PLACED IN AN ESCROW ACCOUNT FOR THE PURPOSE OF DELIVERING THAT ART PIECE AND PROOF OF THAT MUST BE PROVIDED TO THE CITY, SO WE KNOW THOSE FUNDS WILL BE SECURED.

SHOULD THE DEVELOPER NOT PERFORM, THEN IMMEDIATELY THOSE FUNDS WOULD BE TURNED OVER TO THE CITY AND THE ONE PERCENT WOULD BE PAID.

>> BUT WE HAVE TWO PERFORMANCE SITUATIONS HERE.

ONE, FOR THE ISSUANCE AFTER THE BUILDING PERMIT, FOR THEM TO PROCEED FOR UP TO SIX MONTHS AFTER THE ISSUANCE OF THE BUILDING PERMIT TO OBTAIN APPROVAL OF THE PROPOSED ARTWORK, AND THEY FAIL TO DO THAT, THEN THE ONE PERCENT GOES IN.

THEN YOU HAVE ANOTHER SEGMENT OF COMPLIANCE THAT AFTER SIX MONTHS AFTER THE ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY TO INSTALL THE WORK THAT HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE AND THE COMMISSION.

WHAT IF THEY DON'T DO IT? WHAT IS OUR NEXT OPTION? DO WE NEED THAT THE NEXT OPTION IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE THEY ACTUALLY INSTALL THE ARTWORK? OR WE FIND WITH ONLY HAVING, THEN WE'RE BEING TOLD WE'RE NOT HAVING THE ARTWORK, WE JUST HAVE THE MONEY?

>> WE'RE OKAY WITH THAT, COMMISSIONER, UNLESS THE COMMISSION WOULD LIKE TO INCORPORATE A SECOND PENALTY, AND THAT'S FINE.

BUT WE THINK THAT THIS WILL SUFFICE.

BUT IF THE COMMISSION WOULD LIKE TO DO SOMETHING ELSE THEN WE CAN ENTERTAIN THAT.

>> OKAY. I'M JUST PUTTING IT OUT THERE FOR THIS COMMISSION TO UNDERSTAND THAT THERE MIGHT BE DELAYS AND WE COULD POTENTIALLY ONLY HAVE, WE MAY NOT HAVE THE ARTWORK COME UP, BUT WE DO HAVE THE ONE PERCENT THAT IS ALREADY IN THE FUND.

THE NEXT PART IS ON F, AND I UNDERSTAND THE INTENT OF THE WRITING THAT THE DEVELOPER SHALL RETAIN THE OWNERSHIP OF THE ARTWORK AND SUBMIT A MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT FOR THE ARTWORK TO BE INSTALLED ON THE PROPERTY.

MAIN SCREENING SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL, INCLUDE A SCHEDULE FOR CONTINUED MAINTENANCE OF THE ARTWORK OF FOR THE LIFE OF THE WORK.

I WOULD ALSO JUST LIKE TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT'S CLEAR THAT THE DEVELOPER OR WHO IS PAYING FOR THAT, THE DEVELOPER OR THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY BECAUSE IF IT'S A DEVELOPER TRANSFERS OVER THE PROPERTY, THEN WHO'S MAINTAINING THAT AGREEMENT AS LONG AS IT'S NOT THE CITY, CORRECT?

>> YES. THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT.

ARE YOU SUGGESTING YOU'D LIKE SOME ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE HERE?

>> YES. I WOULD JUST LIKE SOME CLARIFYING LANGUAGE IN THERE THAT THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF THE ARTWORK, FOR THE LIFE OF THE ARTWORK.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

[NOISE] [INAUDIBLE].

WE'VE DONE THE MOTION, WE'VE DONE THE PUBLIC COMMENTS.

I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS FOR THE CLERIC OR FOR SAY RETURNING AS AMENDED BECAUSE WE'VE HAD A FEW ITEMS THAT I HAVE ASKED FOR AMENDING THIS FOR THE CLARIFICATION OF ARTWORK, WHILE IT INCLUDES PERFORMING ARTS, NOT ALL HAVING PERFORMING ARTS BE [OVERLAPPING] AN ITEM THAT IS INCLUDED.

[02:25:04]

>> I APOLOGIZE.

I DON'T KNOW WHO MADE THE MOTION AND WHO SECOND IT, BUT IF YOU ARE IN AGREEMENT WITH THE CHANGES, WHOEVER MADE THE MOTION SHOULD MOVE TO AMEND THEIR MOTION SUBJECT TO THE PROPOSED CHANGES, WE CAN GO THROUGH THEM SO THEY ARE CLEAR ON THE RECORD, SO THE DOCUMENT GETS REVISED PROPERLY, AND EXECUTED WITH THE CHANGES THAT YOU ALL AGREE TO.

IN THAT REGARD, IF YOU INDULGE ME, MADAM MAYOR, MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT ON PAGE THREE OF 10 OF THE ORDINATES AND YOUR PACKAGE THE ADDITION OF THE ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE PROPOSED IN THE DEFINITION OF ART WORK, WORKS OF ART WILL ACTUALLY COME OUT.

THE UNDERLINED PERFORMING ARTS SUCH AS DANCE, MUSIC, THEATER, OPERA, MIME, FILM, AND OTHER ART FORMS IN WHICH HUMAN PERFORMANCE IS THE PRINCIPLE OF PRODUCT, WILL COME OUT AND IT WILL END AT ELEMENTS.

>> I WASN'T TRYING TO REMOVE THAT BEING CONSIDERED AS ART AS IN GENERAL, I JUST WOULD LIKE THAT TO BE CLARIFIED THAT IN, "AIDS TO ARTWORK" FOR THAT DEFINITION DOES NOT INCLUDE PERFORMING ARTS, SO I DON'T KNOW WHERE IT MIGHT BE EASIER TO MAKE THAT ADJUSTMENT, WHETHER IT BE IN A2 OR IF IT'S EASIER TO PUT SOMETHING IN DEFINITIONS.

[OVERLAPPING] I LEAVE THAT TO THE DRAFTER AS I'M PRETENDING I'M NOT AN ATTORNEY FOR A MOMENT.

[LAUGHTER]

>> [OVERLAPPING] I THINK I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU'RE ASKING.

I THINK YOU WANTED TO BE CLEAR ON THAT PERFORMING ARTS IS NOT AN OPTION FOR THE DEVELOPERS.

>> CORRECT.

>> YOU WANTED TO BE CLEAR THAT IN LIEU OF THE ONE PERCENT PAYMENT THAT THEY CANNOT PROVIDE PERFORMING ARTS, AS IN LIEU OF THE ONE PERCENT AND SO I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT WE ADDRESS THAT IN THE FULLY UNDERLYING PROVISION THAT WE'RE ADDING, THAT IT'S CLEAR THAT PERFORMING ARTS IS NOT AN OPTION AVAILABLE TO THE DEVELOPERS IN LIEU OF THE ONE PERCENT.

>> EXCELLENT, AND THE ONLY OTHER ITEM WAS MAKING A CLARIFICATION IN A2F THAT THE OWNER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DEMANDS.

>> AGAIN, IF I MAY, I WOULD SUGGEST BASED UPON THE DEFINITIONS IN THE CODE AND THIS ORDINATES THAT AFTER THE WORD ARTWORK WE WOULD INSERT BY THE DEVELOPER IT'S A SIGN AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST.

>> I THINK THIS IS A GREAT CALL.

>> WE NEED A MOTION TO EMOTE EITHER THE INITIAL MAKER OF THE MOTION AND THE PERSON WHO SECOND IT TO AMEND THEIR MOTION TO PROVE IT AS AMENDED, AND THIS PERSON WHO SECOND IT TO THEN SECOND.

>> THAT WOULD BE COMMISSIONER PLACKO WAS THE PERSON WHO MADE THE MOTION, AND COMMISSIONER BOLTON IS THE PERSON WHO SECONDED.

>> I WILL MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE WITH THE AMENDED AREAS.

>> THANK YOU.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON, DO YOU SECOND?

>> NO, THE OTHER WAY AROUND WOULD FOR YOU TO MAKE A SUBSTITUTE MOTION AND THEN SOMEBODY WOULD SECOND THAT.

>> OR YOU CAN DO IT THAT WAY AS WELL TO [OVERLAPPING] TO APPROVE AS AMENDED.

>> QUESTION: BECAUSE WE HAD A PENDING MOTION ON THE FLOOR, SO TO SPEAK, DID THAT HAVE TO GO THROUGH FIRST WITH A VOTE?

>> NO, THE MOTION MAKER SHOULD WITHDRAW THAT MOTION.

SECOND, THEY SHOULD AGREE, THEN SUBSTITUTE MOTION.

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO WILL YOU WITHDRAW YOUR AMENDED MOTION AND YOUR ORIGINAL MOTION?

>> YES, I WILL.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON, DO YOU SECOND THE WITHDRAWAL OF THE ORIGINAL MOTION?

>> NO. YOUR WAY OUT IS TO MAKE A SUBSTITUTE MOTION AND THEN SOMEBODY WOULD SECOND THROUGH A SUBSTITUTE MOTION.

>> NOT ACCORDING TO OUR PARLIAMENTARIAN WHO WAS [OVERLAPPING].

>> YOU CAN DO IT EITHER WAY.

>> SHE JUST SAID YOU CAN DO IT EITHER WAY.

[OVERLAPPING] BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE MY SUPPORT, YOU HAVE TO DO IT WITH THE SUBSTITUTE MOTION AND AGAIN, YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THE RULES. [OVERLAPPING].

>> IT'S NOT A MATTER OF THAT. [OVERLAPPING]

>> MAKE YOUR SUBSTITUTE MOTION AND THEN SOMEBODY CAN SECOND IT, AND YOU CAN PASS THE GAVEL TO DO THAT.

>> CONSIDERING THAT COMMISSIONER PLACKO HAS TAKEN HER MOTION BACK,

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I'D LIKE TO MAKE A SUBSTITUTE MOTION TO APPROVE AS AMENDED.

>> THANK YOU.

>> YOU MAY SECOND.

>> SECOND.

>> THANK YOU. CITY CLERK, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> MAYOR GOMEZ?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER GALEN?

>> NO.

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES.

>> VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON?

>> NO.

>> THE MOTION PASSES 3-2.

>> THANK YOU. I AM GOING TO ASK A FAVOR AGAIN, PLEASE.

PEOPLE MOVE YOUR MICROPHONE CLOSER TO YOU BECAUSE BELIEVE IT OR NOT, NOT EVERYTHING COULD BE HEARD.

WE'RE GOING NOW TO 9A QUASI-JUDICIAL HEARINGS.

[9.a. TBO46 - Jenny Spa - Special Exception 6/2021]

TB046 JENNY SPA SPECIAL EXCEPTION 6, 2021, PROBABLY JUNE 2021.

CITY ATTORNEY, PLEASE READ THE TITLE FOR THE RECORD.

>> MADAM MAYOR, WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO READ FIRST THE RULES FOR QUIZZES OR PROCEDURES?

>> SURE.

>> ALL RIGHT. THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ON THE AGENDA ARE ALL QUASI-JUDICIAL NATURE.

AS A RESULT OF ALL PERSONS TESTIFYING BEFORE THE CITY COMMISSION MUST BE SWORN IN.

THE APPLICANT OR THE CITY COMMISSION OR ANY INFECTED PERSON WHO HAS PROVIDED NOTICE THAT INTENDS TO APPEAR AT THE PROCEEDING, SHALL BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT EVIDENCE, BRING FORTH WITNESSES AND CROSS-EXAMINE ANY WITNESSES.

ALL EVIDENCE RELIED UPON BY REASONABLY PRUDENT PERSON AS THEY CONDUCT THEIR BUSINESS SHALL BE ADMISSIBLE WHETHER OR NOT SUCH EVIDENCE WOULD BE ADMISSIBLE IN A COURT OF LAW.

HOWEVER, IMMATERIAL, UNDULY REPETITIOUS EVIDENCE SHALL BE EXCLUDED.

HEARSAY EVIDENCE MAY BE USED FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUPPLEMENTING OR EXPLAINING OTHER EVIDENCE, BUT IT SHALL NOT BE SUFFICIENT BY ITSELF TO SUPPORT A FINDING.

DOCUMENTED EVIDENCE THAT MAY BE PRESENTED THE FORM IN THE OF A COPY OF THE ORIGINAL, IF AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST, PARTIES SHALL BE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO COMPARE THE COPY WITH THE ORIGINAL.

PARTIES SHALL BE ENTITLED TO CONDUCT CROSS-EXAMINATION WITH TESTIMONIES, PROVIDER DOCUMENTS ARE MADE PART OF THE RECORD.

THE OFFICE CITY ATTORNEY WILL REPRESENT THE CITY COMMISSION, ANY QUESTIONS AS TO THE PROPRIETARY THE MISCIBILITY EVIDENCE WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE AT TIMELY FASHION.

THE PROCEEDING SHALL BE CONDUCTED IN A FORMAL MANNER.

EACH PARTY AND WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO THE FOLLOWING: CALL AND EXAMINED WITNESSES TO INTRODUCE EXHIBIT TO CROSS-EXAMINED AND OPPOSING WITNESSES ON ANY RELEVANT MANNER AND TO REBUT EVIDENCE.

STATEMENTS OF COUNSEL SHALL ONLY BE CONSIDERED AS ARGUMENT, NOT AS CONCERNED AS TESTIMONY.

COUNCIL FOR PARTIES SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO CROSS-EXAMINATION.

THE CITY COMMISSION SHALL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO REFUSE TO HEAR ANY TESTIMONY WHICH IS IRRELEVANT OR REPETITIVE.

THE CHAIR OF THE CITY COMMISSION SHALL HAVE THE OPTION OF DETERMINING THE ORDER OF PRESENTATION OF THE PARTIES IN ORDER TO EXPEDITE THE PROCEEDINGS.

DURING HIS PRESENTATION, THE CITY SHALL PRESENT ANY STAFF, BOARD, OR OTHER REPORTS ON THE MATTER, AS WELL AS ANY COMMENTS.

THE PETITIONER OR REPRESENTATIVE MAY MAKE A PRESENTATION IF THE PETITIONER CHOOSES TO MAKE A PRESENTATION.

IT'S SHALL INCLUDE DESCRIPTION NATURE, THE PETITION, IF THERE'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT'S NOT BEEN PREVIOUSLY PROVIDED TO THE CITY.

IN ADDITION, THE PETITIONER SHALL INTRODUCE ANY EXHIBITS AND WITNESSES, PARTIES WHO ARE IN SUPPORT OF THE PETITION, SHALL MAKE THEIR PRESENTATION.

THE PARTY SHALL INTRODUCE ANY EXHIBITS AND WITNESSES, THEN PARTIES WHO ARE IN OPPOSITION, PETITION SHALL MAKE THEIR PRESENTATIONS AND HAVE THE ABILITY TO INTRODUCE ANY EXHIBITS AND WITNESSES AT THAT POINT IN TIME.

THE CITY STAFF WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE RESPONSES TO ANY PART OF THE PROCEEDING AND AFTER EACH WITNESS TESTIFIES THEIR DOCUMENTS ARE MADE PART OF THE RECORD, A PARTY SHALL BE PERMITTED TO QUESTION THE WITNESS.

THE QUESTIONING PARTY IS NOT PERMITTED TO MAKE ANY STATEMENTS ONLY ASK QUESTIONS WHICH ARE DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE TESTIMONY PRESENTED.

FINAL PRESENTATION BY THE PETITIONER, RESPONSE TO ANY TESTIMONY FROM OTHER PARTIES AND THEN LAST BUT NOT LEAST, THERE'S A FINAL PRESENTATION BY THE CITY IN RESPONSE TO ANY TESTIMONY FROM THE PARTIES.

AT THAT POINT IN TIME, THE CITY COMMISSION WILL DELIBERATE ON THE APPLICATION.

NO FURTHER TESTIMONY WILL BE TAKEN AND THE MEMBERS OF THE CITY COMMISSION SHALL NOT ASK FOR THE QUESTIONS OF PERSONS PRESENTING TESTIMONY.

THE CITY COMMISSION WILL DISCUSS THE EVIDENCE THAT WAS PRESENTED AT THE PROCEEDING AND VOTE ON THE APPLICATION.

AT THIS POINT IN TIME, BECAUSE THIS IS A QUASI JUDICIAL MATTER, IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE FOR ANY OF THE COMMISSIONERS AS EACH ITEM IS CALLED TO DISCLOSE ANY EX-PARTE COMMUNICATIONS YOU MAY HAVE HAD WITH REGARD TO THAT PARTICULAR ITEM, AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, WE SHOULD SWEAR IN THE WITNESSES BEFORE PROCEEDING.

>> EXCELLENT. THANK YOU. DO YOU WANT US DEBATE THE TITLE AND THEN THEN WE'LL DO WITNESSES.

>> SURE.

>> IF YOU HAD PLEASE READ THIS OUT ONTO THE RECORD.

>> I APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE FOR THE NAME SAID.

THE APPLICATION IS BY JIANHUA DENG,

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OWNER OF JENNY SPA AND DESIGNATED AGENT OF THE PROPERTY, OWNER, MJ FOREIGN INVESTMENTS LLC IS REQUESTING APPROVAL OF A SPECIAL EXCEPTION TO ALLOW FOR THE USE OF MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENT AT THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS PARTIAL B PLAT BOOK 81, PAGE 22B OF THE PLAT OF [INAUDIBLE] OFFICE PLAZA LOCATED 4620 WEST COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD, SUITES 10, 11, TAMARAC, FLORIDA.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AT THIS TIME, WILL ANYBODY WHO WILL BE GIVING TESTIMONY IN THIS MATTER PLEASE STAND AND THE CITY CLERK IS GOING TO ISSUE AN OATH.

>> [NOISE] AS A NOTARY AT THE STATE OF FLORIDA, DO YOU SWEAR TO TELL THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH, AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH? THANK YOU.

>> FOR THE VISUAL RECORD, MS. CALLOWAY ALSO HAD HER HAND UP AS WELL.

>> THANK YOU, MS. CALLOWAY.

>> THANK YOU.

>> MADAM MAYOR, LAST BUT NOT LEAST, IF THERE HAVE BEEN ANY EXPRESSED COMMUNICATIONS, NOW WOULD BE THE TIME TO DISCLOSE THOSE.

>> YEAH. EXCELLENT. THANK YOU. THAT'S WHERE I WAS GOING.

IS THERE ANYBODY ON THIS COMMISSION? VICE MAYOR, HAVE YOU HAD?

>> NO.

>> ANYBODY HAVE ANY DISCLOSURES?

>> NO.

>> NO, BUT SEEING THAT MY DISTRICT RESIDENTS DID REACHED OUT TO ME TO ASK QUESTIONS, THERE WAS ONE PARTICULAR RESIDENT THAT HAD A CONCERN, ANOTHER ONE THAT HAD A QUESTION.

I PASSED THE QUESTION TO THE CITY MANAGER IN AN E-MAIL.

HE RESPONDED AND THAT WAS IT.

>> OKAY. THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER GELIN, I'M PRESUMING YOU HAVE HAD NO OTHER, AND NEITHER MYSELF, THERE'S BEEN NO COMMUNICATION WITH THE APPLICANT.

SO I NOW NEED A MOTION AND A SECOND.

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

>> THANK YOU. APPLICANT IS AVAILABLE FOR ANY QUESTIONS.

I'M GOING TO OPEN THIS UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENT.

IS THERE ANYBODY IN THE AUDIENCE WHO WISHES TO?

>> MADAM MAYOR, IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE FIRST TO HEAR FROM STAFF AND FROM THE APPLICANT SO THE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO MAY WISH TO COMMENT OR ASK QUESTIONS HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR THE PRESENTATIONS.

>> WELL, THAT DOES MAKE A LOT OF SENSE.

YES. SO I WILL FOREGO WHAT I'VE GOT BEFORE ME AND GO WITH COMMON SENSE. MS. MAXINE?

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. WE JUST GOT THE POWERPOINT UP.

AS MENTIONED BY THE CITY ATTORNEY IN THE READING OF THE TITLE, THIS ITEM IS A SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION FOR A MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENT WITH A FUTURE LAND USE DESIGNATION OF COMMERCIAL PROPERTY AND A ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL.

THIS SLIDE IS JUST GIVING YOU AN IMAGE OF WHERE THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED.

IT'S 4620 WEST COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD.

IT'S SUITES 10 AND 11.

IT'S JUST EAST OF NORTHWEST 47 TERRACE.

SPECIFICALLY WHERE THAT STAR IS INDICATED ON THE SLIDE, THAT'S THE SUBJECT PROPERTY.

THIS IS A FLOOR PLAN OF THE PROPOSED MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENT THAT SHOWS THERE WILL BE FOUR ROOMS IN WHICH THE MASSAGES WILL BE TAKEN PLACE.

THERE'S A RECEPTION AREA, AN OFFICE AREA, AND A UTILITY ROOM THAT'S IN THE BACK.

JUST SOME BACKGROUND ON THE BUSINESS, BETWEEN MAY 2011 AND SEPTEMBER 2020, THERE WAS A MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENT THAT WAS IN THAT SAME LOCATION FOR NINE YEARS.

DURING THE TIME THAT BUSINESS WAS THERE, THE PROPERTY WAS ZONE B1 WHICH IS NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS DISTRICT WHICH IS OUR OLD ZONING CLASSIFICATION.

DURING THAT TIME, MASSAGE PARLORS WERE PERMITTED BY RIGHT USE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS DISTRICT.

SINCE THAT TIME, IN 2018, THE CITY UPDATED ITS ZONING CODE AND IN DOING SO, WE ALSO MADE CHANGES TO SEVERAL USES IN OUR PERMITTED USE CHART, AND MADE MASSAGE PARLORS A SPECIAL EXCEPTION USE JUST IN RESPONSE TO SOME OF THE ISSUES, I GUESS, THAT WE ENCOUNTERED DURING THAT TIME, AND SO WE UPDATED IT AND MADE IT A SPECIAL EXCEPTION USE.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE OPERATION OF THE BUSINESS.

THE APPLICANT WILL HIRE THREE EMPLOYEES WHICH WILL CONSIST OF TWO LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPISTS AND ONE ADMINISTRATOR THAT WILL BE OVERSEEING THE BUSINESS.

THE BUSINESS WILL OPERATE FROM 10:00 AM TO 09:00 PM, AND THAT'S CONSISTENT WITH OUR LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE REQUIREMENTS.

THE APPLICANT WOULD ALSO HAVE TO LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PATRONS TO ADHERE TO THE CURRENT CDC GUIDELINES.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, THE APPLICANT WILL BE INSTALLING SOME SAFETY AND SECURITY CAMERAS THROUGHOUT THE BUSINESS.

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THIS SLIDE IS JUST GIVING YOU A BIT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SPECIAL EXCEPTION OR CODE SEES A SPECIAL EXCEPTION AS A USE OR THE PURPOSE IS TO PROVIDE FOR INDIVIDUALIZED REVIEW OF CERTAIN USES THAT DUE TO THEIR NATURE, RELATIONSHIP TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, AND THEIR POTENTIAL ADVERSE IMPACTS IN SURROUNDING AREAS, THEY MUST BE REVIEWED ON AN INDIVIDUALIZED BASIS.

THE CITY CODE PROVIDES FOR 10 STANDARDS BY WHICH THE APPLICANT MUST MEET.

SO AS A PART OF YOUR MEMORANDUM ON YOUR BACKUP IN YOUR REPORT, THE APPLICANT HAS DEMONSTRATED THAT THEY HAD MET ALL THE STANDARDS PRESCRIBED TO A SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION.

STAFF HAD THEREFORE RECOMMEND AN APPROVAL OF THE SPECIAL EXCEPTION SUBJECT TO THREE CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL.

ONE, THE APPLICANT HAS TO AGREE TO COMPLY WITH SECTION 10-3.3(D)(9) OF THE CITY'S CODE USE STANDARDS FOR MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENTS, AND MUST DO THE QUARTERLY REQUIREMENTS, AND SUPPLY UPDATED INFORMATION, DISPLAY OF THE CERTIFICATE, THE TERMS OF REVOCATION OF LICENSES, GROUNDS OF REVOCATION, AND PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES AND PENALTIES.

THIS IS LIKE A QUARTERLY REVIEW THAT THE CITY WILL LOOK AT AND THEY HAVE TO PROVIDE UPDATED INFORMATION.

THE APPLICANT ALSO AGREED TO COMPLY WITH SECTION 10-4.10(D)(3)(M) OF THE CITY'S LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE BY MAINTAINING THE REQUIRED HUMAN TRAFFIC AND AWARENESS SIGNAGE, AND THAT MUST BE VISIBLE ON THE PREMISES AT ALL TIMES.

THE THIRD CONDITION OF APPROVAL IS THAT THE APPLICANT SHALL CONTINUE TO COMPLY WITH LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL LAWS, INCLUDING CDC GUIDELINES REGARDING THE SAFE OPERATION OF THE MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENT.

THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION.

THE APPLICANT IS ALSO HERE TONIGHT AND CAN RESPOND TO ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE.

THANKS. [NOISE]

>> THANK YOU. AT THIS TIME NOW, I WILL OPEN IT UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS.

SEEING NONE, PUBLIC COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

>> MS. CALLOWAY, DURING THE TIME THAT A PARLOR WAS LOCATED IN THE PLAZA [INAUDIBLE] LOCATION, DID YOU RECEIVE ANY COMPLAINTS, THE PREVIOUS OWNER?

>> YES. COMMISSIONER, WE HAD TO GO OUT WITH [INAUDIBLE] MAYBE ONCE OR TWICE TO THAT ESTABLISHMENT BECAUSE OF SOME COMPLAINTS THAT WE HAVE RECEIVED, BUT NOT IN THE LAST LIKE THE PAST THREE YEARS OR SO BEFORE IT CLOSED IN 2020.

BUT WE HAVE RESPONDED THERE BEFORE IN THE NINE YEARS THAT THEY'VE OPERATED AT THE LOCATION.

>> WOULD YOU SAY THAT THE COMPLAINTS ARE CONSISTENT WITH OTHER MASSAGE PARLORS IN THE CITY?

>> THEY WERE, COMMISSIONER, YES.

>> ARE THE MASSAGE PARLORS OPERATE FROM 10:00 AM UNTIL 9:00 PM OR CAN THAT BE MODIFIED?

>> WELL, THE CODE PRESCRIBES A TIME THAT THEY CAN OPERATE WITHIN, NO LATER THAN THAT TIME, CLEAR THE APPLICANT CAN AGREE TO SOMETHING OTHER THAN THOSE OPERATING HOURS IF THE APPLICANT SO CHOOSE.

>> YOU SAID THAT THE APPLICANT MET ALL OF THE STANDARDS, CAN THIS BODY ALSO IMPOSE STANDARDS THAT ARE VOLUNTARILY ACCEPTED BY THE APPLICANT?

>> YOU CAN IMPOSE CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL, YES, PROVIDED THE APPLICANT AGREES.

>> THE SPECIAL EXCEPTION WILL LAST FOR HOW LONG? YOU SPOKE OF QUARTERLY UPDATE BUT I THINK THAT IS SEPARATE FROM THE SPECIAL EXCEPTION SO THIS BODY WOULD BE THEORETICALLY PROVIDING A SPECIAL EXCEPTION TO THE APPLICANT, BUT WE CAN REVOKE THAT AT ANY TIME, CORRECT?

>> YES. IF THE CONDITIONS ARE NOT MET, YES, AND YOUR CODE NOW PROVIDES FOR SOME ADDITIONAL CRITERIA BY WHICH THE CITY CAN REVOKE THAT LICENSE.

>> WOULD YOU SAY THAT IT WOULD BE FAIR FOR THIS BODY TO PASS A SPECIAL EXCEPTION FOR THE FIRST GO-AROUND FOR ONE YEAR JUST TO SEE IF THE APPLICANT HAS ANY COMPLAINTS THAT ARE STRENUOUS FOR THE COMMUNITY? [NOISE]

>> COMMISSIONER, THE SPECIAL EXCEPTION NORMALLY GOES WITH THAT PROPERTY OWNER IN THAT BUSINESS UNLESS A CONDITION IS NOT MET AND THERE IS A REASON TO REVOKE.

YOU CAN ASK STAFF TO COME BACK TO YOU IN A YEAR WITH A REVIEW, BUT I'M NOT SURE.

[02:45:04]

>> PREVIOUSLY, I ASKED YOU IF THIS BODY CAN IMPOSE SOME STANDARDS THAT WOULD BE VOLUNTARILY ACCEPTED BY THE APPLICANT, AND YOU AGREED.

SO A FOLLOW-UP QUESTION TO THAT WOULD BE IF WE WANT IT TO APPROVE ONLY FOR ONE YEAR AND THEN THEY'D HAVE TO COME BACK AFTER A YEAR, WOULD THAT BE, IN YOUR ESTIMATION, FAIR? OR IS THAT SOMETHING THAT WE COULD THEORETICALLY DO REPHRASING?

>> IT WOULDN'T BE A STANDARD, COMMISSIONER, IT WOULDN'T BE A CONDITION OF APPROVAL.

I WOULD HAVE TO DEFER TO THE APPLICANT IN TERMS OF HOW THEY MIGHT FEEL ABOUT THAT.

BUT AS I SAID BEFORE, WE CAN COME BACK IN A YEAR WITH AN UPDATE AND A REVIEW OF THIS APPLICATION.

BUT IF THE APPLICANT IS WILLING TO TAKE AN APPROVAL TONIGHT FOR JUST ONE YEAR, I THINK I WOULD LEAVE THAT TO THE APPLICANT TO RESPOND.

>> OKAY. MAY THE APPLICANT APPROACH?

>> HI.

>> GOOD EVENING.

CAN YOU TELL ME YOUR NAME SO I CAN NOW REFER TO YOU BY YOUR NAME?

>> MY NAME IS AMY.

>> AMY, AND YOU ARE?

>> SHE'S THE APPLICANT, [INAUDIBLE].

SHE DOESN'T SPEAK ANY ENGLISH, SO I'M HERE AS HER TRANSLATOR.

>> OKAY. AMY, HOW MANY OTHER MASSAGE PARLORS DO YOU OPERATE IN?

>> DO I OPERATE OR DOES SHE OPERATE?

>> I'M SPEAKING TO YOU AS THE APPLICANT BECAUSE THEN YOU HAVE TO.

>> OKAY. IT'S THE ONLY MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENT SHE PLANS TO OPEN.

>> THIS IS THE ONLY ONE THAT SHE OWNS?

>> YES.

>> SHE'S NEVER OWNED A MASSAGE PARLOR IN THE PAST?

>> CORRECT.

>> THEN WHY DO YOU WANT TO GET INTO BUSINESS OF A MASSAGE PARLOR AND ESPECIALLY THAT LOCATION, WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THAT LOCATION?

>> [FOREIGN].

>> [FOREIGN]

>> IT'S THROUGH FRIENDS.

HER AND HER FRIENDS WERE TALKING ABOUT GOING INTO WORK FIRST AND AS THE MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENT IS WHAT THEY CHOSE TO DO.

>> IT'S NOT BECAUSE THAT LOCATION IS POORLY LIT OR IN A SECLUDED LOCATION, NOTHING LIKE THAT, IT'S JUST BECAUSE HER FRIENDS WERE TALKING ABOUT THAT LOCATION?

>> YEAH, IT'S JUST A HOBBY INTEREST THING AND THEY DECIDED TO BRING IT INTO A PROFESSION.

>> IF SOMEBODY FEELS THAT THEY ARE BEING TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF ON THE PROPERTY, HOW WILL YOU DEAL WITH THAT, WHAT IS YOUR INTERNAL STANDARD FOR MISCONDUCT?

>> AS OF RIGHT NOW WE DO HAVE THE HUMAN TRAFFICKING SIGNS IN EACH AND EVERY MASSAGE ROOM AND ALSO IN THE LOBBY, ALONG WITH THAT WE HAVE A WRITTEN STATEMENT PRINTED OUT AND POSTED ON EVERY MASSAGE ROOM AND THE LOBBY WHICH IT STATES, "IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON IN THE MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENT TO PLACE HIS OR HER HANDS TO TOUCH WITH ANY PART OF HIS OR HER BODY TO FONDLE IN ANY MANNER OR TO MASSAGE SEXUAL OR GENITAL PART OF ANY OTHER PERSON OR FOR A SUCH PERSON TO REQUEST OR PERMIT SUCH PLACING, TOUCHING, FONDLING, OR MASSAGING.

IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON OWNING, OPERATING, OR MANAGING A MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENT NOT ONLY TO CAUSE, ALLOW, OR PERMITTING OR ABOUT SUCH MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENT, ANY AGENT, EMPLOYEE, OR ANY OTHER PERSON UNDER HIS OR HER CONTROL OR SUPERVISION TO PERFORM SUCH ACTS PROHIBITED ABOVE.

IF ANY VIOLATION, OUR DESIGNATED ESTABLISHMENT MANAGER IS TRAINED TO CALL THE NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE AND ALSO THE LOCAL POLICE OFFICE."

>> OKAY, THAT IS THE SIGN THAT IS DISPLAYED AND ARE YOU GOING TO HAVE THE EMPLOYEES SIGN THAT AS WELL?

>> YES.

>> OKAY. JUST A SHOUT OUT, NOT TO YOU BUT COMMISSIONER FISHMAN IS IN THE ROOM AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT SHE WORKED ON FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS WHEN SHE WAS ON THE TAMARAC CITY COMMISSION.

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SHE'S IN THE BACK. WAVE YOUR HAND COMMISSIONER FISHMAN SO THEY SEE YOU.

>> WE MISS YOU.

>> WE DO MISS YOU.

VERY FIERCE LEADER IN OUR COMMUNITY AND I'M SURE THAT OUR COMMUNITY WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU BACK ONE DAY.

I'M INCLINED TO VOTE FOR YOUR APPLICATION, BUT I JUST HAVE ONE CAVEAT, WOULD YOU BE IN AGREEMENT TO HAVING YOUR APPROVAL CONDITIONED TO ONE YEAR JUST SO THAT WE SEE THAT EVERYTHING GOES WELL, THEN PERHAPS AFTER A YEAR YOU COME BACK FOR AN INDEFINITE APPROVAL, WOULD THAT BE SOMETHING THAT YOU'D BE AMENABLE TO?

>> THE CONDITION THAT COMES WITH A CONDITIONAL USE.

>> POINT OF ORDER MAYOR.

>> GO AHEAD.

>> I THINK IT WOULD BE UNFAIR FOR THE APPLICANT TO SPEND AND INVEST SO MUCH MONEY INTO AN ESTABLISHMENT AND TO NOT GET OUR CONSENSUS AS A COMMISSION TO FORCE THEM FOR ONE YEAR IF IT DOES NOT MEET COMMISSIONER BOLTON'S STANDARDS.

>> THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR OPINION.

THE APPLICANT IS STILL BEING ASKED.

>> [FOREIGN].

>> SO YOU HAVE A QUESTION BEFORE WE WERE INTERRUPTED BY SOMEBODY WHO DOESN'T UNDERSTAND OUR RULES?

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON COMMENTARY IS NOT NEEDED.

>> APPLICANT. DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE QUESTION?

>> I DO UNDERSTAND THE QUESTION, I'M TRYING TO EXPLAIN IT TO HER.

>> OKAY.

>> IF SHE HAS TO THEN SHE WILL AGREE TO IT.

>> SHE WOULD AGREE?

>> YES.

>> NO FURTHER QUESTIONS.

>> I'M GOING TO ASK FOR A CLARIFICATION.

IF YOU WOULD RE-SAY THAT INTO THE MICROPHONE BECAUSE I DID NOT.

>> OH, SORRY. SHE WILL AGREE TO IT IF SHE HAS TO IN ORDER TO GAIN USE OF THE MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENT.

>> THANK YOU. [INAUDIBLE] I'M PRESUMING YOU ARE DONE.

THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER GELIN HAS QUESTIONS, I DON'T KNOW IF, DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS FOR THE APPLICANT? GO ON IF YOU HAVE. COMMISSIONER GELIN. PLEASE PROCEED.

>> FIRST QUESTION IS FOR MS. CAROLINE.

DO WE KNOW WHEN THE LAST ESTABLISHMENT CLOSED OR SHUTDOWN?

>> NO WE DO NOT COMMISSIONER, THEY JUST MOVED OUT OF THE CITY.

>> FOR THE APPLICANT, WHAT IS THE BUSINESS MODEL OF THE MASSAGE PARLOR?

>> THE BUSINESS WHAT?

>> THE BUSINESS MODEL. I UNDERSTAND THE PLAN IS TO HIRE THREE EMPLOYEES?

>> YES.

>> WHAT IS THE EXPECTATION IN TERMS OF THE NUMBER OF MASSAGES PER DAY, THE NUMBER OF CLIENTS PER DAY, THE HOURLY RATE, WHAT'S THE MODEL?

>> ONCE AGAIN I ACTUALLY HAVE THE ANSWER TO THAT ONE.

RIGHT NOW THEY HAVE PLANNED FOR SIX DIFFERENT MASSAGES.

THREE BEING FULL BODY MASSAGE FOR 30, 60, 90 MINUTES AND A 60 MINUTE DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE, AND A 60 MINUTE HOSTILE MASSAGE, AND A 60 MINUTES STEPS ON THE BACK WHICH ACCORDING TO THE PREVIOUS OWNER SOME CLIENTS WOULD LIKE A LITTLE BIT MORE PRESSURE ON THEIR BACK RATHER THAN WITH THEIR HANDS.

THE RATES GO FROM 50 TO 80 DOLLARS.

>> WHAT'S THE MONTHLY RENT FOR THAT LOCATION?

>> FOR THE LOCATION? [FOREIGN] [NOISE]

>> AROUND 1800.

>> OKAY.

>> WHAT IS THE HOURLY RATE PAID TO THE EMPLOYEES?

>> [FOREIGN]

>> WE HAVEN'T OPENED THE BUSINESS YET BECAUSE WE CAN'T APPLY FOR THE BUSINESS TAX RECEIPTS.

SO WE HAVEN'T DECIDED ON THAT UNTIL WE CAN GET PERMISSION TO OPEN UP A MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENT.

>> SO YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THE HOURLY RATE IS TO PAY A MASSAGE THERAPIST?

>> WELL ABSOLUTELY ABOVE THE MINIMUM WAGE, BUT WE CAN'T DECIDE UNTIL WE OPEN UP AND THE APPLICANT DOESN'T WANT TO DECIDE THAT UNTIL SHE KNOWS FOR SURE SHE CAN OPEN UP A SHOP THERE.

>> OKAY. I FIND THAT HARD TO BELIEVE BECAUSE YOU'D HAVE TO HAVE A BUSINESS PLAN IN PLACE TO KNOW WHAT'S YOUR REVENUES ARE, WHAT YOUR EXPENSES ARE, AND TO SEE IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO MAKE A PROFIT.

WHAT TRAINING DOES A MASSAGE THERAPIST GET BEFORE NEEDING TO BE HIRED?

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IS THERE SOME KIND OF EDUCATION OR CERTIFICATE?

>> YOU HAVE TO HAVE A MASSAGE THERAPIST LICENSE FROM THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.

>> OKAY, AND WHAT DOES SOMEONE NEED TO GET THE LICENSE?

>> I DO NOT HAVE THE ANSWER TO THAT, NEITHER DOES THE APPLICANT.

SHE'S NOT A LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST.

>> OKAY. QUESTION FOUR, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

IS THIS PLAZA INCLUDED FOR THE FACADE OR THE MAKEOVER THAT WAS PRESENTED EARLIER?

>> HIGH COMMISSIONER, YES.

THIS LOCATION IS IN THE OPPORTUNITY ZONE, SO IT IS IN OUR INCENTIVES ZONE.

>> OKAY. BASED ON WHAT YOU KNOW, WHAT ARE THE DEMANDS FOR MASSAGE BUSINESSES.

FROM AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVE?

>> I'M SORRY, COMMISSIONER.

I DON'T HAVE THE DATA ON THAT.

>> OKAY. THIS IS GOING TO BE JENNY SPAR, IS THE NAME OF IT?

>> JENNY SPAR IS THE FULL LEGAL NAME.

[OVERLAPPING] THEY DO BUSINESS AS FAR EAST SPAR.

>> AS WHAT?

>> FAR EAST SPAR.

>> OKAY. IS THERE A REASON WHY THE APPLICANT DID NOT BUY A FRANCHISE LIKE MASSAGE ENVY?

>> THERE'S NO REASON WHY SHE DOESN'T WANT TO MAKE IT BIGGER THAN IT IS.

>> OKAY. IF SHE DOESN'T HAVE A MASSAGE THERAPIST'S LICENSE AND DOESN'T HAVE EXPERIENCE IN OPENING A MASSAGE, WHAT MAKES HER THINK THIS MASSAGE WILL BE SUCCESSFUL?

>> BECAUSE MOST OF HER FRIENDS OWN MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENTS AND RUN MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENTS.

>> OKAY. WHAT IS THE APPLICANT'S VIEW ON THE IMAGE OF ASIAN OWN MASSAGE PARLORS? AND THE PERCEPTION [OVERLAPPING] IN TERMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING, IN TERMS OF PROSTITUTION, IN TERMS OF SLAVERY, THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

>> [FOREIGN] [LAUGHTER]

>> AS AN ASIAN OPENING UP MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENTS, WE UNDERSTAND THERE'S A LOT OF VIEWS FROM CLIENTS, CUSTOMERS EXPECTING A LITTLE MORE THAN JUST A MASSAGE, AND IT'S NORMAL BECAUSE IT HAPPENS IN LAS VEGAS IN ALL THOSE AREAS.

BUT FOR HER, IT'S WHAT SHE WANTS TO DO IN ORDER TO OPEN UP A BUSINESS AROUND HERE AND HAVE AN INCOME.

SHE IS FOR SURE THAT NOTHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN AT HER MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENT, AND HER AND HER CLIENTS WILL REFUSE TO OFFER THAT KIND OF MASSAGE.

>> OKAY. HOW MANY MALE MASSAGE THERAPISTS WILL BE HIRED?

>> SHE DOESN'T PLAN TO, BUT IF IT WILL HELP WITH THE INCOME IN A WAY WHERE SOMETIMES LOOKS ATTRACTS.

>> OKAY. WHAT DOES THE APPLICANT DO FOR A LIVING NOW?

>> [FOREIGN]

>> SHE DOESN'T HAVE A JOB AT THIS MOMENT.

>> OKAY. FROM THE PLANNING DIRECTOR, HOW MANY MASSAGE PARLORS DO WE HAVE IN THE CITY OF TIMUR?

>> [INAUDIBLE] HAVE MY BTR ACTIONALIST PULL THAT INFORMATION.

I PROBABLY CAN HAVE THAT BY THE END OF THE NIGHT.

>> OKAY. I KNOW THERE'S ONE IN COMMISSIONER PLACKO'S DISTRICT.

[NOISE].

>> [INAUDIBLE].

>> I'LL YIELD MY TIME NOW FOR ANYONE ELSE WHO HAS QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS UNTIL I HEAR BACK FROM MS. CALLOWAY.

DO YOU HAVE JUST AN IDEA WHETHER OR NOT IT'S FIVE OR TEN OR TWO?

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>> I THINK IT'S LESS THAN TEN AND I NEED TO LOOK.

I THINK WE HAD PROVIDED THIS INFORMATION ONCE BEFORE, BUT I THINK I'M GOING TO ALSO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY JUST TO REMIND THE COMMISSION AND ALSO TO APPLAUD THE COMMISSION FOR THE FORESIGHT WE HAD AS A CITY WHEN WE UPDATED THE 2018 LOAD.

WE INCLUDED A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF SAFEGUARDS RELATIVE TO HOW A MASSAGE PARLOR WOULD NEED TO OPERATE AND THE LIST OF THINGS THAT IT WOULD NEED TO COMPLY WITH.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, WE ALSO INCLUDED A SECTION THAT'S CALLED GROUNDS FOR REVOCATION OF LICENSE.

NON-COMPLIANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS, INCLUDING NON-COMPLIANCE WITH THE CODE, AND A SERIES OF OTHER THINGS WOULD GIVE THE CITY THE ABILITY TO REVOKE THE LICENSE IMMEDIATELY.

IT WOULD ALLOW THE BUSINESS TO OPERATE PROVIDED, OF COURSE, IT'S A LEGITIMATE BUSINESS, BUT IT GIVES US A SERIES OF WAYS TO REVOKE THE LICENSE IF, IN FACT, THE BUSINESS IS NOT OPERATING THE WAY IT SHOULD.

SPECIFICALLY INCLUDED IN THAT IS PROVIDING THIS COMMISSION WITH FALSE INFORMATION AS WELL.

SO IF FALSE INFORMATION WAS PROVIDED AS A PART OF THE APPLICATION, THAT'S ALSO GROUNDS FOR REVOCATION OF LICENSE.

>> CAN YOU PULL UP THAT POWERPOINT AS WELL FOR THE APPLICANT.

WILL THE FRONT OF THE STORE HAVE TINTED WINDOWS?

>> [FOREIGN].

>> [FOREIGN].

>> [OVERLAPPING]

>> WILL SHE ACCEPT IT? WHEN SHE GOT THE LOCATION FROM HER LANDLORD, SHE NOTICED THE BOTTOM TWO ROWS OF THE WINDOWS ARE TINTED, BUT NOT THE TOP, BUT IT SHOULD BE AROUND LIKE THIS SIZE.

>> CAN YOU PULL UP THE LEVANT OR MAXINE, THE POWERPOINT AND SHOW THE IMAGE OF THE LOCATION.

GOING BACK TO THE HOUR, SO THE HOURS ARE 10:00 AM-9:00 PM?

>> CORRECT.

>> HIRING THREE EMPLOYEES?

>> INCORRECT.

>> [NOISE] WHAT'S GOING TO BE THE WORK SCHEDULE?

>> THE WORK SCHEDULE WILL BE FROM 10:00-9:00.

>> FOR THE EMPLOYEES, ARE THEY'RE GOING TO WORK FROM 10:00-09:00, ARE THEY GOING TO WORK 40 HOURS A WEEK AND HOW'S THAT GOING TO WORK?

>> [FOREIGN]

>> WHEN SHE DOES DECIDE TO HIRE EMPLOYEES, SHE CURRENTLY ONLY HAS ONE MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENT REQUIRED FOR THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH REQUIREMENT, BUT SHE WILL HIRE TWO MORE IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH THE RULES FOR THE CITY BTR AND THE WORKERS CAN PICK THEIR OWN HOURS.

IF AN HOUR IS NOT PICKED, THEN SHE WILL ASSIGN SOMEONE, BUT IT WILL ALL BE 40 HOURS A WEEK.

>> OKAY.

>> THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER GELIN.

I'M NOT SEEING ANYBODY ELSE UP.

WELL, COMMISSIONER BOLTON, YOU'VE ALREADY ASKED ONE AROUND.

SO I'M GOING TO JUMP IN HERE FIRST BECAUSE I DON'T SEE THE OTHER TWO PEOPLE WHO WISH TO SPEAK.

WE'VE GOT 11 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, THAT'S 77 HOURS, TWO EMPLOYEES, TWO MASSAGE THERAPISTS, FOUR ROOMS FOR A BUSINESS AND YOU'RE SAYING AT THIS TIME YOU DON'T KNOW HOW MANY OTHER EMPLOYEES YOU'RE GOING TO HIRE OR YOU'RE ONLY HIRING TWO?

>> WE'RE GOING TO HIRE MORE, BUT RIGHT NOW SHE DOESN'T WANT TO HIRE ANYONE OR BE IN THE LOOK FOR AN EMPLOYEE IF SHE DOESN'T GET PERMISSION TO OPEN UP A MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENT.

BECAUSE WHAT'S THE POINT OF HIRING SOMEONE IF YOU CAN'T OPEN UP A PLACE?

>> MRS. CALLOWAY.

>> YES, MAAM.

>> WHEN THE CITY MADE THE CHANGES TO OUR RULES AND OUR ZONING, THE INTENT FOR THE CHANGE TO MAKE THIS A SPECIAL EXCEPTION WAS WHAT?

>> IT WAS IN RESPONSE, MAYOR TO OF COURSE, THE PERCEPTION OF MASSAGE PARLORS AT

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THE TIME AND SO WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE WAS SUFFICIENT SAFEGUARDS IN OUR CODE TO ALLOW FOR THE THINGS IT CURRENTLY ALLOWS FOR.

THE CODE ALLOWED IT AT THE TIME AS PERMITTED MY RIGHT, AS MENTIONED BEFORE, WE HAVE RESPONDED TO THIS LOCATION AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE IN THE NINE YEARS IT WAS OPEN.

I THINK IT'S NO SECRET THAT THERE IS A PARTICULAR PERCEPTION AROUND MASSAGE PARLORS.

WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAD BUILT-IN SAFEGUARDS IN THE CODES SO WE CAN REVOKE IF NECESSARY, WHICH WAS NOT INCLUDED BEFORE AND THAT WE CAN LOOK AT THESE APPLICATION WITH A LITTLE BIT MORE SCRUTINY WHEN THEY COME BEFORE US AND SO WE MOVED IT FROM PERMITTED BY RIGHT TO ESPECIALLY EXCEPTION TO ALLOW THAT.

>> BUT IT IS NOT AN OBLIGATION THAT THE CITY COMMISSION ACCEPT A SPECIAL EXCEPTION JUST BECAUSE THEY MAY HAVE DONE CERTAIN ITEMS THAT HAVE BEEN PUT IN FROM WHAT YOU JUST STATED, THE OTHER ITEMS FOR SIGNAGE, ABILITY TO CANCEL THE CONTRACT.

THE SPECIAL EXCEPTION, CORRECT? IT IS NOT AN OBLIGATION ON THE COMMISSION TO PROCEED?

>> THAT'S CORRECT, MAYOR.

>> OKAY. ARE YOU ALREADY RUNNING THE BUSINESS OR YOU JUST HAVE SIGNAGE UP THERE FOR NOW?

>> WE HAVE SIGNAGE UP THERE FOR RIGHT NOW.

>> BUT THERE'S NO ONE CURRENTLY DOING BUSINESS?

>> NO, WE CAN'T RUN A BUSINESS WITHOUT A BTR.

>> WELL, I DO UNDERSTAND THAT.

I'M JUST MAKING SURE.

>> YEAH.

>> THE OTHER BUSINESSES IN THAT PLAZA, CAN YOU TELL US WHAT THEY ARE?

>> [FOREIGN]

>> THERE'S AN INSURANCE AGENCY AND SHE BELIEVE THERE'S A HAIR SALON.

>> THANK YOU. I'LL JUST PUT IT OUT THERE.

I APPRECIATE YOUR APPLICATION AND I APPRECIATE WHAT YOU'VE SAID THAT YOU WILL DO, AND I UNDERSTAND YOUR DESIRE TO OPEN UP A BUSINESS THAT IS SEEMINGLY NEW TO YOU.

BUT I KNOW WHY WE MADE THE CHANGES IN THE CODE AS WE DID.

I'M SORRY, BUT FOR MYSELF, I DO NOT FEEL THAT A SPECIAL EXCEPTION IS WARRANTED FOR THIS.

I UNDERSTAND WHAT MAY HAVE BEEN THERE IN THE PAST, BUT I UNDERSTAND THE REASONS FOR WHY THE COMMISSION MADE THE CHANGES TO THE PLANNING ZONING THAT WE DID.

I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR WILLINGNESS TO POSSIBLY ACCEPT A ONE-YEAR CONTRACT, SO THE SPEAK, AND BEING WILLING TO HAVE THAT HAPPEN.

BUT I DO BELIEVE THAT, THAT IS AN ITEM UNDER DURESS AND I DON'T THINK THAT IS SOMETHING TO MAKE YOU HAVE TO AGREE TO, SO I DON'T SUPPORT THAT PART, BUT THAT IS MY OPINION.

BUT I DO APPRECIATE YOUR DESIRE TO OPEN UP A BUSINESS IN TAMARAC.

I'M SORRY THAT IT'S NOT SOMETHING I CAN SUPPORT.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON, DID YOU STILL WISH TO SPEAK.

>> YES. MAY I CONTINUE NOW?

>> YES. [NOISE]

>> OKAY. MRS. CALLOWAY, WHEN DID THE APPLICANT SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATION? RECLAIMING MY TIME.

>> THE APPLICATION WAS SUBMITTED APRIL, COMMISSIONER.

>> APRIL OF THIS YEAR?

>> YES.

>> WHEN DID THE PREVIOUS PERSON MOVE?

>> IN 2020.

>> WHAT MONTH?

>> [NOISE] I HAVE TO GET YOU THAT SPECIFIC INFORMATION.

I'M LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIFIC INFORMATION, COMMISSIONER.

I GET THAT, AND COMMISSIONER GELIN THERE ARE ABOUT 10 MASSAGE PARLORS IN THE CITY.

>> OKAY, THANK YOU. MAY I ADDRESS THE APPLICANT? I'LL WAIT.

>> IF I MAY, THEY CLOSED SEPTEMBER 2020. IT'S IN OUR BACK UP.

>> SEPTEMBER.

>> THANK YOU MAYOR.

>> YOU'RE WELCOME.

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>> DO YOU HAVE ANY RELATION TO THE PREVIOUS OWNER?

>> [FOREIGN]

>> NO RELATION WHATSOEVER.

>> YOU DON'T KNOW THEM?

>> NO.

>> NEVER SPOKEN TO THEM BEFORE?

>> [FOREIGN].

>> NO, SIR.

>> SEPTEMBER 2020, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE YOU OPENED A BUSINESS JUNE 22ND, 2020 WITH THAT SAME LOCATION ADDRESS, BUT UNDER A DIFFERENT NAME, J&J MESSAGE.

HOW IS IT THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW THE PREVIOUS PEOPLE? THE PREVIOUS PEOPLE LEFT.

>> SHE NEVER FILED UNDER J&J, SIR.

>> OKAY, BEAR WITH ME.

PREVIOUS PERSON LEFT THE LOCATION SEPTEMBER 2020.

>> CORRECT.

>> MRS. CALLOWAY, WHILE I'M SPEAKING, YOU CAN SEARCH ON SOME BASE.

PREVIOUS PERSON LEFT SEPTEMBER 2020 BUT THE APPLICANT, SAME OWNER FOR JENNY'S SPUR IS THE SAME OWNER FOR J&J MASSAGE.

J&J MASSAGE OPENED ON JUNE 22ND, 2020, CLOSED THE BUSINESS SOME MONTHS LATER, BUT REOPENED AS JENNY'S SPUR, DECEMBER OF THAT SAME YEAR.

>> [FOREIGN].

>> I'LL ASK YOU AGAIN, DO YOU KNOW THE PREVIOUS PERSONS OR?

>> [FOREIGN] SHE DIDN'T APPLY, SHE DIDN'T EVEN HAVE AUTHORIZATION TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES BACK THEN.

SHE DIDN'T HAVE AUTHORIZATION TO OPEN ANYTHING AT THAT TIME.

YOUR LAST NAME IS THE DENG? D-E-N-G? SPELL YOUR FIRST NAME.

J-I-A-N-H-U-A.

THE ADDRESS THAT YOU'RE APPLYING FOR IS 4620 WEST COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD? CORRECT.

SAME LOCATION WITH YOUR SAME NAME, SAME SUITE NUMBER.

HOW THE BUSINESS OPENED, JUNE 22ND, 2020.

UNDER THE BUSINESS NAME J&J MASSAGE LLC.

YOU TOLD US THAT YOU DIDN'T OWN A BUSINESS BEFORE A MASSAGE PARLOR.

[FOREIGN] IT CAN'T BE RIGHT SIR SHE GOT HER ID IN OCTOBER AND THEN IN JUNE, SHE DOESN'T EVEN HAVE ANY IDENTIFICATION BESIDES A PASSPORT.

YOU DO UNDERSTAND THAT THAT IS PUBLIC RECORD AND [OVERLAPPING].

I UNDERSTAND THAT BUT [OVERLAPPING].

MS. CALLOWAY SAID THAT IF YOU PRESENTED FALSE INFORMATION TONIGHT, YOUR SPECIAL EXCEPTION CAN BE REVOKED UNDER THAT GUISE [OVERLAPPING].

THE VICE MAYOR ALLUDED THAT BUSINESS OWNERS SPEND A LOT OF MONEY TO GO THROUGH THESE PROCESSES, AND IT WOULD NOT BE FAIR FOR YOU TO LOSE THAT MONEY.

I JUST WANT TO BE CLEAR THAT IF YOU GO FORWARD IN THIS PROCESS TONIGHT, MAY I HAVE ANOTHER MINUTE TO FINISH, MA'AM? THANK YOU.

IF THIS PASSES AND YOU GO THROUGH AND THEN WE FIND THAT YOU WERE OPENED AT THAT LOCATION BEFORE, THEN THAT WOULD BE GROUNDS FOR TERMINATING YOUR SPECIAL EXCEPTION PERMIT.

WE UNDERSTAND BECAUSE IT IS ON SUNDAYS THAT YOU OPENED UNDER J&J MASSAGE IN JUNE 2020 WHILE ANOTHER BUSINESS WAS THERE.

IF YOU HAD NO RELATION, I FIND IT REALLY ODD THAT THE SAME PERSON WITH THE SAME NAME OPENED AT THAT LOCATION.

WE UNDERSTAND, BUT SHE DIDN'T OPEN THAT PLACE.

SHE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND WHY THE PLACES UNDER HER NAME BACK IN JUNE,

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BUT THAT'S NOT HER.

MRS. CALLOWAY, CAN YOU NOTE FOR THE RECORD THAT IF THIS PASSES, THAT YOU GO THROUGH AND CHECK IF THE OWNER HAD ANOTHER BUSINESS OPERATING THERE AT LEAST UNDERSTAND THIS TO CALIBRATE OR NOT WHAT THEY'RE SAYING.

IT IS NOT THAT I'M GIVING YOU A HARD TIME, BUT AGAIN, WHEN ANY BUSINESS WANTS TO OPEN UP, AND ESPECIALLY IN MY DISTRICT, I DO A LOT MORE DUE DILIGENCE THAN IF IT WERE UNDER IN SOMEBODY ELSE'S DISTRICT BECAUSE THEY TAKE THE LEAD.

AS I LOOK AT YOUR APPLICATION, I LOOK VERY MUCH THOROUGH THROUGH IT ALL.

YOUR APPLICATION MAKES ME A LITTLE BIT UNCOMFORTABLE.

IT DOES, AND UNDERSTANDING AND I'LL EXPLAIN TO THE VICE MAYOR THROUGH YOU GUYS WHY I MADE THE COMMENT THAT I MADE BEFORE ABOUT THE ONE YEAR.

I UNDERSTAND MY DISTRICT NOW UNDERSTAND THAT CORRIDOR IS A PART FOR OPPORTUNITY ZONE.

WITHOUT SAYING TOO MUCH, YOU CAN STOP ME FROM HEADING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION, ATTORNEY.

I WOULD NOT WANT TO JEOPARDIZE THE CITY'S VISION FOR THAT CORRIDOR GIVING AN OPEN, I WILL STOP THERE.

BUT THAT'S WHERE I'M GOING FOR THE ONE-YEAR.

IT'S NOT TO BE HARD ON YOU, IT'S JUST BECAUSE OF MY PERSONAL THINKING AND IN OUR VISION AND UNDERSTANDING WHAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON FOR MANY YEARS UNDER COMMISSION AND SOMEBODY NEW ON THE COMMISSION WOULD NOT UNDERSTAND THAT.

I DON'T WANT YOU TO LEAVE HERE, I'M JUST THINKING THAT I WAS BEING RUDE TO YOU OR TRYING TO BE STRESSFUL TO YOU.

NO. WE UNDERSTAND FOR J&J MASSAGE, IT WAS OPENED BY ONE OF HER FRIENDS.

WITH HER NAME? THE FRIEND HAS THE SAME NAME? THE PERSON'S NAME IS XIOJIE X [FOREIGN].

X-I-O-J-I-E. WE DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY HER NAME WILL BE ON THE SAME DOCUMENTATION, BUT THAT WAS THE PERSON WHO APPLIED AND OPENED UP THE MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENT THERE BEFORE SHE DID.

BUT STILL THE OLD MASSAGE PARLOR WAS THERE DURING THE TIME THAT J&J OPENED.

AGAIN, IT STILL IS A PROBLEM. [OVERLAPPING].

WE UNDERSTAND THAT, WE JUST DON'T HAVE AN ANSWER FOR YOU FOR THAT.

THE BUSINESS WHILE ANOTHER BUSINESS WAS OPEN, SO MS. CALLOWAY WILL VERIFY THAT.

AGAIN, I'M A LITTLE BIT UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THIS GOING FORWARD WITH IT.

HOWEVER, YOU ARE A BUSINESS AND I CANNOT LET MY PERSONAL UNCOMFORT GO AND PLAY OF STAND IN THE WAY OF YOU TRYING TO OPERATE A BUSINESS AND LIVING THE AMERICAN DREAM OR WHATEVER YOU CALL IT.

YOU HAVE MET ALL OF THE STANDARDS COMMITTEE DEVELOPMENT RECOMMENDED IT.

WE CAN TERMINATE AT ANY POINT.

IT'S UNCOMFORTABLE, BUT I'M INCLINED TO VOTE, YES, JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE A BUSINESS AND I CAN NOT TO BE DISCRIMINATORY TO YOU.

THAT'S MY TWO CENTS.

THANK YOU.

CITY ATTORNEY? YEAH, MADAM MAYOR, MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION.

CERTAINLY YOU ALL HAVE ASKED A NUMBER OF, I THINK, APPROPRIATE QUESTIONS.

BUT AS I UNDERSTAND THEM AND YOU ALL CERTAINLY CAN STATE FOR THE RECORD IF I'M WRONG AND SUMMARIZING THEM, THERE'S 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,10.

TEN CRITERIA IN THE CODE BY WHICH YOU'RE REVIEWING OR YOU'RE REQUIRED TO REVIEW FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATIONS.

AS I AM HEARING MOST OF THE COMMENTS, THEY ARE REALLY RELATIVE TO SUB-SECTION D OF THE STANDARDS AS SET FORTH IN THE STAFF REPORT, WHICH IS THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT WILL BE DESIRABLE FOR PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NOT INJURIOUS OR OTHERWISE DETRIMENTAL TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH,

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SAFETY, COMFORT, AND WELFARE.

THAT'S WHAT I HEAR YOU ALL TALKING ABOUT AND VOICING YOUR CONCERNS TO THE ISSUE OF COMMISSIONER BOLTON TO THE EXTENT THAT THERE'S A MOTION TO APPROVE THE APPLICATION WITH CONDITION SUBJECT TO THE APPLICANT AGREEING.

IF THEY'RE WILLING TO LIMIT THE SPECIAL EXCEPTION TO ONE YEAR AND CONTEMPORANEOUSLY REQUEST STAFF TO BRING THIS BACK WITH AS MS. CALLOWAY INDICATED EARLIER WITH A REPORT FOR EXTENDING IT FURTHER MAYBE MULTIPLE YEARS OR WHATEVER MAYBE THE CASE OR PERMANENTLY AT SOME POINT THAT WOULD BE CERTAINLY APPROPRIATE.

BUT EVENTUALLY, THE CRITERIA IN THE CODE AND THE WAY THAT I UNDERSTAND IT APPLIES AND MOVING FORWARD IS THAT EVENTUALLY THE SPECIAL EXCEPTION CONTINUES TO RUN WITH THE LAND.

IT'S UNIQUE TO THE BUSINESS OWNER, SO IF AND WHEN THEY THEY VACATE THE PREMISES OR CEASED THE BUSINESS, THEN THE SPECIAL EXCEPTION THEN WILL LAPSE UNLESS THERE'S SOME OTHER CONDITION IMPOSED OR REQUESTED BY THE COMMISSION THAT THE APPLICANT IS AMENABLE TOO OR AGREE TO AS FAR AS A TERM OF YEARS.

I HOPE THAT SUMMARIZES WHERE YOU'RE AT NOW.

OBVIOUSLY, IT'S UP TO YOU ALL TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THE APPLICANT MEETS ALL THE CRITERIA AND THE CODE THAT'S SET FORTH IN THE STAFF REPORT.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER GELIN? YES. SO WE WERE NOTIFIED THAT THERE ARE 10 MASSAGE PARLORS IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

WAS THAT SOMETHING YOU RESEARCHED BEFORE YOU DECIDED TO COME OR PURSUE AN OPPORTUNITY IN THE CITY? YES.

WHAT MAKES IT A DESIRABLE PLACE GIVEN THAT THERE ARE 10 OTHER COMPETITORS IN THE CITY? WHAT WILL MAKE THIS MASSAGE PARLOR A MASSAGE PARLOR OF CHOICE FOR A POTENTIAL CUSTOMER? IT'S AS SIMPLE AS WE'D LIKE COMPETITIONS, AND WE BELIEVE THAT OUR SERVICES CAN EXCEED OTHERS, ESPECIALLY WITH OUR PRICING.

OKAY. YOU'VE DONE A MARKET STUDY AND YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR PRICING IS COMPARED TO THE OTHER MASSAGE [OVERLAPPING], OKAY.

MS. CALLOWAY, HOW MANY PUBLIC SUPERMARKETS DO WE HAVE IN TAMARAC? I'M CHECKING ON THAT. I THINK TWO OR THREE.

>> DO YOU HEAR ME?

>> YEAH. THEN WE ALSO HAVE A WALMART SUPERMARKET.

>> WE DO?

>> WINN-DIXIE. IS THAT STILL OPEN?

>> WE HAVE WINN-DIXIE ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE CITY?

>> DO WE HAVE A WINN-DIXIE OPEN? OKAY. WE HAVE APPROXIMATELY FOUR BECAUSE I KNOW THERE'S A SPANNING SUPERMARKET AND THEN IT'S AN OLDIE, SO MAYBE FIVE OR SIX.

MY POINT IS THAT THERE'S ONLY SO MANY ESTABLISHMENTS YOU CAN HAVE TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF CUSTOMERS AND CLIENTS.

I THINK 10 MASSAGE PARLORS IN A CITY THAT'S 12 SQUARE MILES IS PROBABLY ENOUGH.

I DON'T SEE WHERE THE DEMAND IS GOING TO COME FROM.

THOSE ARE MY COMMENTS. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. SEE NO OTHER COMMENTS.

CITY CLERK, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> QUESTION MAYOR?

>> OKAY.

>> ARE WE APPROVING IT BASED ON COMMISSIONER BOLTON'S ONE-YEAR TERM OR NOT?

>> THERE HAS BEEN NO AMENDMENT TO THE MOTION.

THERE'S ONLY BEEN THE MOTION.

>> MAY I RESPOND MAYOR? THE MAYOR'S RIGHT, VICE MAYOR.

BECAUSE YOU OBJECTED TO IT, I NEVER MADE A MOTION.

IF IT IS THAT YOU ARE ASKING FOR A MOTION TO BE MADE AND THAT YOU WOULD SUPPORT, THEN A MOTION WOULD BE MADE.

BUT IF YOU DO NOT SUPPORT THAT, THEN NO, THE MOTION WAS NOT MADE.

>> OKAY, I'M NOT FEELING ANY SENSE OF SUPPORT FOR THAT, I'M GOING TO CONTINUE WITH CALLING THE ROLL.

>> BUT MAYOR, JUST TO BE CLEAR, WHETHER OR NOT THE MOTION IS MADE, MS. CALLOWAY, PERMIT ONE QUESTION.

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THIS BODY CAN AT ANY TIME WITHDRAW THE SPECIAL EXCEPTION FOR ANY REASON.

IS THAT WHAT YOU SAID OR?

>> YOU HAVE A SERIES LET ME PULL IT BACK UP.

[MUSIC] YOU HAVE GROUNDS FOR REVOCATION, YOU HAVE FOREGROUNDS, YOU CAN REVOKE FOR NONCOMPLIANCE WITH ANY PROVISION OF THE MASSAGE THERAPY SECTION OF THE CODE, YOU CAN REVOKE FOR NONCOMPLIANCE WITH CHAPTER 480 OF FLORIDA STATUTE WHICH GOVERNS THIS ESTABLISHMENT.

YOU CAN REVOKE, FOR FAILURE TO UPDATE INFORMATION AS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION 3 ABOVE OF THIS SECTION AND THAT'S A SUBSECTION THAT SPEAKS TO THE QUARTERLY REVIEW, THE QUARTER REPORT.

FAILURE TO UPDATE THAT INFORMATION, YOU CAN REVOKE FOR THAT.

YOU CAN ALSO REVOKE IF THE CITY DETERMINES THAT THE ISSUANCE OF THE CERTIFICATE WAS GRANTED BASED UPON THOUGHTS, INFORMATION, MISREPRESENTATION OF FACT, OR MISTAKE OF FACT BY THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTABLISHMENT, AND YOU CAN REVOKE FOR NOT COMPLYING WITH THE CONDITION STATED IN STOCK MEMORANDUM.

>> [NOISE]. JUST ONE QUESTION FOR THE APPLICANT.

WITHOUT THAT ONE YEAR, I'M GOING TO VOTE NO.

BECAUSE I JUST DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH RISKING THAT AREA WITH THE SENIORS LIVING BEHIND IT AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND.

I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU WOULD OPERATE A MASSAGE PARLOR YOU'VE NEVER DONE IT BEFORE, THAT SORT OF STUFF.

WITHOUT THE ONE YEAR, I'M INCLINED TO VOTE NO, WITH THE ONE YEAR I'M INCLINED TO VOTE YES.

DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT AND DO YOU THINK THAT YOU'D BE UNDER DURESS OR PRESSURE IF YOU AGREED TO CONDITIONAL STANDARDS THAT YOUR SPECIAL EXCEPTION ONLY LAST FOR A YEAR INITIALLY?

>> NO SHE DOESN'T FEEL PRESSURED WITH THE ONE-YEAR CONDITION.

>> CAN YOU SPEAK TO THE MIC.

>> SORRY. SHE DOESN'T FEEL PRESSURED ABOUT THE ONE-YEAR CONDITIONAL USE.

>> CAN YOU ASK HER?

>> THAT'S WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT EARLIER.

BUT YEAH, [FOREIGN] SHE DOESN'T FEEL PRESSURED.

>> OKAY. DO YOU UNDERSTAND IF I MAKE A MOTION AND THE MOTION IS NOT CARRIED THEN?

>> WE UNDERSTAND.

>> OKAY. MOTION TO INCLUDE, HELP ME WITH THE VERBIAGE?

>> YOU'RE LEGALLY WAVING DURESS.

>> YOU WOULD BE MAKING A MOTION TO APPROVE THE SPECIAL EXCEPTION WITH A CONDITION THAT THE APPLICANT HAS AGREED TO IS THAT THE TERM OF THE SPECIAL EXCEPTION WILL BE FOR ONE YEAR AND 60 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION OF THAT ONE YEAR, THAT STAFF BRING A REPORT FORWARD TO YOU ALL FOR YOU TO CONSIDER EXTENDING THE SPECIAL EXCEPTION.

THAT WOULD BE MY RECOMMENDATION.

>> OKAY. MOTION TO APPROVE AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CITY ATTORNEY.

>> THEN YOUR MOTION AS STATED BY THE CITY ATTORNEY AND THEN COMMISSIONER PLACKO, IT IS UP TO YOU TO APPROVE THE AMENDED OR NOT. YOU DON'T HAVE TO.

>> WE'RE SAYING TO THEM WE'LL GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO GO THROUGH WITH THEIR APPLICATION FOR ONE YEAR AND WE CAN AT A ONE-YEAR JUNCTURE.

OKAY. [LAUGHTER]

>> THERE'S NO SECOND TO YOUR MOTION.

>> SECOND.

>> MY NEXT QUESTION IS THE CITY ATTORNEY.

IF IT'S AN AMENDING THE ORIGINAL MOTION AND IT WAS NOT SECONDED BY THE SAME PERSON WHO SECONDED DOESN'T THE FIRST MOTION THEN HAVE TO BE WITHDRAWN AS WE DID IN OUR LAST ONE? [OVERLAPPING].

>> WITHDRAWING MY FIRST MOTION.

>> IT'S WITHDRAWN.

>> OKAY. [OVERLAPPING].

>> WE'RE NOW MAKING A SUBSTITUTE MOTION.

>> MAKING A SUBSTITUTE MOTION TO [OVERLAPPING]

>> KEEPING A CONSISTENT, GO AHEAD.

>> [LAUGHTER] MAKING A SUBSTITUTE MOTION TO APPROVE WITH THE CONDITIONS AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CITY ATTORNEY.

>> AT THIS POINT, CITY CLERK, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> MAYOR GOMEZ?

>> NO.

>> VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS?

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>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> NO.

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> NO.

>> THE MOTION FAILS 3-2.

>> SORRY [NOISE]

>> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. GET HOME SAFELY.

>> I HAVE A QUESTION MAYOR.

>> YES, SIR.

>> CONSIDERING THE TIME THAT WE SPENT ON EVERY ITEM, WE HAVE FOUR MORE ITEMS THAT ARE QUASI AND JUST THE QUESTION FOR THE CITY ATTORNEY, CAN WE BUNDLE THIS UP TOGETHER?

>> IT'S GOING TO BE BUNDLED UP TOGETHER. [OVERLAPPING]

>> I BELIEVE THAT THE PRESENTATION IS GOING TO BE BUNDLED TOGETHER, SO TO SPEAK.

BUT BECAUSE OF THE NATURE THAT'S CONCEIVABLE, THAT YOU COULD APPROVE THE ITEMS OF SOME OF THEM AND DENY SOME OF THEM THE VOTE WILL HAVE TO BE SEPARATE.

>> CORRECT. WE WILL READ ALL TITLES INTO THE RECORD, THE PRESENTATION WILL BE DONE TOGETHER, THE QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS WILL BE DONE TOGETHER, BUT ALL VOTES WILL BE DONE SEPARATELY.

>> I'D LIKE TO MAKE A REQUEST AND MOVE MY ITEM

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10A WHICH WILL BE LESS THAN FIVE MINUTES PRIOR TO MOVING TO 9B THROUGH E. THAT'S A MOTION ON THE TABLE.

>> SECOND

>> OKAY. WE HAVE A MOTION SECOND ON THE MOVEMENT OF ITEM 10A TO BE DONE AT THIS TIME.

[INAUDIBLE] DO WE HAVE A CONVERSATION? IS IT LATE FOR A CONVERSATION?

>> I DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING.

>> NO. I'M JUST LOOKING AT YOUR LIGHTS. I GO BY YOUR LIGHTS.

>> SORRY.

>> IF YOUR LIGHTS ARE LIT I'M CALLING ON YOU.

COMMISSIONER GELIN YOU HAVE A COMMENT OR ARE YOU READY TO VOTE? IS THAT WHAT YOUR LIGHT. [OVERLAPPING]

>> I HAVE COMMENT TO THE CHAIR FOR THE CITY MANAGER, WE HAVE RESIDENTS AND APPLICANTS HERE AND IT'S 10:52 AT NIGHT.

FOR FUTURE REFERENCE I'D LIKE FOR US TO MOVE THESE ITEMS BEFORE THE REGULAR AGENDA SO THEY DON'T HAVE TO BE HERE SO LATE WAITING TO THE LAST MINUTES TILL WE GET THIS AND I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD PUT [OVERLAPPING].

>> PERHAPS YOU SHOULD ASK YOUR QUESTIONS THROUGH [OVERLAPPING] MANAGER.

>> I'M SPEAKING. [OVERLAPPING] I DON'T THINK YOU SHOULD PUT VICE MAYORS ITEM AHEAD OF THESE ITEMS IN THE RESIDENTS. THANK YOU.

>> WELL, THAT'S YOUR COMMENT. [OVERLAPPING] AS HE'S WORKING ON SCHEDULE FOR THE FUTURE WE WILL HOPEFULLY WORK AT OUR WORKSHOP, MAYBE OUR SCHEDULING.

COMMISSIONER GELIN IS AGAINST IT.

>> WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO CALL THE ROLL?

>> I THINK I DO. YES, THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

>> CONDITIONED ON FIVE MINUTES.

>> [OVERLAPPING] IT'S YES OR NO.

>> YES OR NO.

>> YES, FIVE MINUTES

>> FIVE MINUTES. COMMISSIONER PLACKO. THAT WAS A YES?

>> YES, FIVE MINUTES.

>> THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER BOLTON?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> NO.

>> VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS?

>> YES.

>> THE MOTION PASSES 4-1.

>> I DO WANT TO APOLOGIZE AND EXCUSE MYSELF TO THE APPLICANT.

IT'LL BE QUICK.

CITY CLERK, WOULD YOU PLEASE READ INTO THE RECORD OUR CODE OF ETHICS CANDIDATE SIGN-UP SHEETS THAT WE SIGN PRIOR TO RUNNING FOR AN ELECTION? BEGIN TO STOP MY TIME.

>> IF I MAY, MADAM MAYOR?

>> YES, PLEASE.

>> A BRIEF SUMMARY IS FINE.

>> I BELIEVE THE SECTION THAT YOU'RE REFERRING TO IS SECTION 2 DASH 403 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.

ALL PUBLIC OFFICERS OF THE CITY AND CANDIDATES FOR CITY ELECTED OFFICE UPON APPOINTMENT, ELECTION OR QUALIFYING ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT A SIGNED STATEMENT TO BE PROVIDED BY THE CITY CLERK ACKNOWLEDGING THAT THEY HAVE RECEIVED, READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE CITY OF TAMARAC CODE OF ETHICS FOR PUBLIC OFFICERS.

>> THANK YOU. MY COLLEAGUES, COMMISSIONER BOLTON, COMMISSIONER PLACKO, MAYOR GOMEZ, AND COMMISSIONER GELIN WHILE YOU'RE SCROLLING THROUGH YOUR PHONE AND WATCHING BASKETBALL GAMES, AND THIS IS ALSO TO MYSELF.

SINCE THE FIRST DAY I WAS ELECTED, I'M JUST GOING TO READ WORD FOR WORD SO I CAN BE FAST, MY STANCE HAS BEEN AND ALWAYS WILL BE TO HEAR OUT THE BEST ADVICE FROM OUR CITY MANAGER, FROM OUR CITY ATTORNEY, FROM MY COLLEAGUES, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY TO ALL OF YOU, TO ALL MY RESIDENTS, TO ALL OF OUR RESIDENCE.

AT THE END OF THE DAY IT IS TO THEM THAT WE ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE TO AND AT

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THE END OF THE DAY IT IS THOSE RESIDENTS WHO ARE GIVEN A MASSIVE DISSERVICE BY FAILURE OF THIS COMMISSION.

WHAT I HAVE WITNESSED SINCE BEING ELECTED IS A BOATLOAD OF FAILURES.

THIS FAR I HAVE EXPERIENCE IS DISUNITY, A CONTINUED DISREGARD AND BREAKING OF ETHICS RULES WE HAVE ALL SWORN WE WILL STAND BY.

IT HAS BROUGHT SHAME TO OURSELVES, TO OUR CITY'S NAME, TO OUR STAFF, AND SPECIFICALLY AND MOST INSIGNIFICANTLY TO OUR RESIDENTS.

I WILL NOT LIST EACH GRIEVANCE AND PETTY DISPUTE THAT HAS ENGULFED THIS COMMISSION FOR SOME TIME NOW.

IT IS TIME TO STOP REHASHING OLD VENDETTAS AND MOVE FORWARD AS ONE TO SERVE THE PEOPLE OF TAMARAC AS BEST AS WE CAN, AND WE SHOULD HAVE ALL BEEN DOING ALL ALONG.

WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH A SERIES OF UNPRECEDENTED EVENTS SINCE THE PANDEMIC AND SINCE I HAD BEEN ELECTED.

SADLY SO, JUST AS WE SAW AND EXPERIENCED THE RESIGNATION OF A LONGTIME FRIEND TO THE CITY, SAM GOREN AS A CITY ATTORNEY, THE HIRING OF AN INTERIM ATTORNEY AND A HIRING OF A NEW PERMANENT CITY ATTORNEY AS WELL AS A SERIES OF CHALLENGING EVENTS BY WHICH.

HOWEVER, UNFORTUNATELY TO THESE EVENTS I FEEL THAT WE AS A COMMISSION CANNOT TRULY SERVE OUR CONSTITUENTS, NOR CAN WE PROPERLY WORK TOGETHER IN PROFESSIONAL MANNER.

WE HAVE RIGHTLY SO LOST THE TRUST OF OUR CITIZENS AND ENGINEERED A WIDESPREAD AND DEEP NEGATIVE PERCEPTION AND CONTINUED DISTRESS BY THE RESIDENTS, WHICH IS SOMETHING WE SHOULD ALL BE CONCERNED WITH.

BASED ON THE ADVICE OF MANY OF MY RESIDENTS, OF STAFF, CITY MANAGER, CITY ATTORNEY, AND MANY OTHER CONVERSATIONS THAT I'VE HAD, I WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST YOUR SUPPORT FROM ALL OF YOU AND DIRECTING CITY STAFF TO ARRANGE FOR COMMISSION RETREAT AFTER OUR SUMMER HIATUS.

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS I'D LIKE TO COVER AT THE RETREAT INCLUDING THE USE OF PROFESSIONAL FACILITATOR TO COVER THE FOLLOWING TOPICS: HOW THE COMMISSION ACTS AS THE BODY, HOW THE COMMISSION COMMUNICATES, WORKING TOGETHER TO MOVE THE CITY FORWARD, DEFINING ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF STAFF VERSUS COMMISSIONERS, DEVELOPING COMMUNICATION POLICIES THAT GOVERN HOW VITAL INFORMATION IS APPROPRIATELY SHARED.

THERE ARE MANY BULLET POINTS THAT I WILL BE SHARING THROUGH THE COMMISSION FOR THE RECORD.

WE NEED TO COME TOGETHER, WE NEED TO AND PROMISE TO ESTABLISH A MORE PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH WE CAN BETTER SERVE OUR RESIDENTS OF OUR CITY.

WE ALL HAVE INDIVIDUAL GOALS AND VISIONS.

WE ALL HAVE AN INSPIRATION TO ENSURE CONTINUAL REPRESENTATION OF PEOPLE THAT VOTED US INTO OFFICE FOR JUST THAT.

WE NEED TO DO THIS WITH INTEGRITY, WITH TRUTH, AND JUSTICE.

I BELIEVE THAT THIS RETREAT IS A SOLUTION TO OUR CURRENT SITUATION, BUT EVEN SO I RECOGNIZE THAT IT WILL TAKE ALL FIVE OF US TO COOPERATE TO MAKE THIS WORK.

JUST AS THERE ARE SOLUTIONS, SO TOO ARE THERE CONSEQUENCES BOUGHT BY OUR RESIDENTS.

CITY ATTORNEY, CAN I MAKE A MOTION ON BEHALF OF THIS ITEM?

>> CERTAINLY, YOU CAN.

IF THERE'S A SECOND OR OTHERWISE AN INDICATION THERE'S CONSENSUS FOR THE MANAGER TO GO AHEAD AND TAKE ACTION TO ARRANGE THE RETREAT THAT YOU'RE DISCUSSING THEN, YES.

THE APPROPRIATE THING WOULD BE TO MAKE A MOTION.

>> I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION AND GET FULL CONSENSUS FROM THIS COMMISSION TO HAVE THIS RETREAT, TO PUT THE SAY BACK ON TRACK.

I WOULD HIGHLY SUGGEST THAT WE CAN DO THIS.

I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION ON THAT.

>> MAYOR, CAN WE HAVE LIMITED DISCUSSION BEFORE WE SUPPORT THE MOTION?

>> I'LL SECOND THAT [BACKGROUND].

>> THERE'S A SECOND ON THE TABLE.

MY PROBLEM WITH THIS RIGHT NOW IS NOT THE TOPIC, IS THE FACT THAT WE SAID FIVE MINUTES.

>> RIGHT.

>> WE HAVE PEOPLE WAITING FOR THE ALF DISCUSSION, BUT I ALSO KNOW WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE ALSO WAITING FOR THIS PARTICULAR DISCUSSION.

>> CAN I MAKE A MOTION TO EXTEND OUR 11:30 HARD STOP TO RECONVENE ON THIS ITEM?

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>> THERE'S ALREADY A MOTION ON THE TABLE. [OVERLAPPING].

>> I WOULD LIKE TO REMOVE MY ORIGINAL MOTION TO RECONVENE.

>> WE'RE EXTENDING THE MEETING UNTIL EVERYTHING IS HEARD.

IS THAT THE MOTION THAT YOU ARE MAKING?

>> YES.

>> OKAY. MOTION ON THE TABLE IS TO EXTEND THIS MEETING TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS SORTED THIS EVENING THAT'S CURRENTLY ON THE AGENDA. DO I HAVE A SECOND?

>> SECOND.

>> THANK YOU. CITY CLERK, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> MAYOR GOMEZ?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> NO.

>> VICE-MAYOR VILLALOBOS?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON?

>> YES.

>> MOTION PASSES FOUR TO ONE.

>> PROCEDURALLY, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE'RE NOW GOING TO GO BACK TO THE ALF.

WE WILL THEN GO BACK TO 10A AT THAT TIME.

WE'RE GOING BACK TO QUASI-JUDICIAL AS WE GO BACK TO QUASI-JUDICIAL, I AM GOING TO ASK THE CITY ATTORNEY TO READ.

>> MADAM MAYOR, JUST A POINT OF ORDER.

JUST A LITTLE BIT CONFUSED AS TO WHAT JUST HAPPENED.

WE EXTENDED THE MEETING.

THE VICE MAYOR REMOVED HIS ORIGINAL MOTION, I DIDN'T HEAR A MOTION TO TABLE UNTIL THESE ITEMS ARE HEARD.

>> THE MOTION WAS TO RECONVENE.

>> WE'RE GOING TO PUT THAT BACK IN ORDER.

[BACKGROUND] WE DON'T NEED TO DO A NEW MOTION.

THE MOTION WAS FOR THAT TO BE DISCUSSED IN FIVE MINUTES.

CITY ATTORNEY, DO YOU THINK FOR KEEPING THINGS IN ORDER [OVERLAPPING].

>> MY UNDERSTANDING WAS THE VOTE WAS TO LEAVE THE ITEM WHERE IT CURRENTLY IS THAT IT WILL BE TAKEN UP AFTER WE GET THROUGH THE QUASI-JUDICIAL ITEMS REGARDING THE ALF.

>> WE'VE EXTENDED THE MEETING TO WHENEVER WE FINISH UP THE AGENDA.

WE'RE NOW BACK INTO

[Items 9.b - 9.e]

NINE QUASI-JUDICIAL HEARINGS AND THEN WHEN THAT IS DONE, WE'RE GOING TO GO TO 10.

>> MADAM MAYOR, AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION, I'M GOING TO READ ALL THREE RESOLUTION TITLES INTO THE RECORD OR THE ITEMS ABOUT THE RESIDENT.

THE FIRST ITEM IS A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA ALLOCATING 72 BONUS SLEEPING ROOMS TO ALLOW FOR A SPECIAL RESIDENTIAL FACILITY.

CATEGORY 3 IS DEFINED IN THE BROWARD COUNTY LAND-USE PLAN, CONTAINS 72 SLEEPING ROOMS FOR THE SUBJECT PROPERTY LOCATED AT 7501 NORTHWEST 76 STREET, TAMARAC, FLORIDA.

TRACKED A LESS THAN NO 20 FEET OF THE WEST, 85 FEET AND ALL OF TRACK C SOUTHERN BELL TAMARAC ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 89 PAGE 39 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BROWARD COUNTY, DRIVE 4 THEY'RE CONSISTENCY WITH THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONFERENCE PLAN FOR THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

CASE NUMBER 1FLX-21, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, PROVIDING FOR SEPARABILITY, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

THE NEXT ITEM THAT WILL BE CONSERVED OR PRESENTED AT THE SAME TIME IS A VARIANCE FROM SECTION 10-43D2 TABLE 10-4.1, MINIMUM NUMBER OF OFF-STREET PARKING SPACES TO ALLOW FOR A MINIMUM PARKING REQUIRED OF 37 PARKING SPACES FOR A 43,000 SQUARE FOOT ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY IN LIEU OF A MINIMUM OF 92 PARKING SPACES.

NOTICE THE REQUEST FOR THE VARIANCE WAS REQUIRED BY LAW.

THE CITY OF TAMARAC COMMISSION HAS IDENTIFIED THAT THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT 7501 NORTHWEST 76 STREET, TAMARAC, FLORIDA, DEFINED AS THE PROPERTY AND IS LOCATED IN THE PF PUBLIC FACILITIES ZONING DISTRICT.

THE NEXT ITEM THAT WILL BE CONSIDERED AS A VARIANCE FROM SECTION 10-4.4 D3CI, LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE TO ALLOW FOR BUFFER AREA ON THE NON-RESIDENTIAL PLOT WITH A MINIMUM CONTINUOUS DEPTH OF 13 FEET OF LANDSCAPED AREA ALONG A PORTION OF THE NORTH PROPERTY LINE AND 14 FEET OF LANDSCAPE AREA ALONG THE EAST PROPERTY LINE IN LIEU OF MINIMUM CONTINUOUS DEPTH OF 25 FEET OF LANDSCAPING FOR PROPERTY THAT DIRECTLY ABUTS THE RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT.

[NOISE] LAST BUT NOT LEAST, THE LAST ITEM IS A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION, CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA GRADING SITE PLAN APPROVAL, MAJOR WITH CONDITIONS TO ALLOW FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW TWO-STOREY ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY FOR MEMORY CARE RESIDENTS CONTAINING A TOTAL OF 96 BEDS AND 72 SLEEPING ROOMS FOR THE SUBJECT PROPERTY LOCATED AT 7501 NORTHWEST 76 STREET, TAMARAC, FLORIDA TRACKED A LESS THAN NORTH 20 FEET OF THE WEST, 85 FEET AND ALL OF TRACKS C. SOUTHERN BELL TAMARAC, ACCORDING TO THE PLANT THEREOF AS RECORDED AND PLAT BOOK 89, PAGE 39 IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BROWARD COUNTY.

CASE NUMBER 12-SP-20, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, PROVIDING FOR SEPARABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I NEED A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR EACH ONE OF THESE.

CORRECT? OR AM I ALLOWED TO HAVE ONE MOTION?

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I NEED A MOTION OF SECONDS TO HAVE B THROUGH E ON THE RECORD.

FROM A PRACTICAL STANDPOINT, WHAT I BELIEVE YOU SHOULD DO IS TO THE EXTENT THAT THERE'S ANY PEOPLE IN THE AUDIENCE WHO ARE GOING TO TESTIFY WHO HAVEN'T ALREADY BEEN SWORN IN.

WE HAVEN'T DONE THE SWEARING-IN FOR THIS ONE I'M SORRY.

WE HAVEN'T DONE SWEARING-IN FOR THIS ONE YET. DO THAT FIRST.

THEN MADAM CLERK, DIDN'T YOU SWEAR IN EVERYONE FOR ALL THE ITEMS? I DID NOT ONLY FOR JENNY SPOT.

YEAH. NOTHING'S BEEN SWORN IN THERE.

THEN I SWEAR IN THE WITNESSES, DISCLOSE ANY EX PARTE COMMUNICATIONS, AND THEN ALLOW STAFF TO MAKE THEIR STAFF REPORT ON ALL THE ITEMS, THE APPLICANT TO MAKE THEIR PRESENTATION, AND THEN YOU CAN TAKE UP EACH ITEM TO VOTE ON.

OKAY, AGAIN, I'LL THROW THIS PART OF THE PAPER I'VE GOT UP.

IF ANYBODY HERE IN THE AUDIENCE IS GOING TO BE TESTIFYING IF YOU WOULD PLEASE STAND AND ANYBODY FOR CITY STAFF AS WELL.

THE CITY CLERK IS GOING TO ADMINISTER THE OATH.

AS A NOTARY VESTED IN ME AND THE STATE OF FLORIDA, DO YOU SWEAR TO TELL THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH, AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH? THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MS. CALLOWAY.

THANK YOU. AT THIS TIME, I'M GOING TO ASK FOR DISCLOSURES GOING DOWN THE LINE.

NOTHING FROM THE VICE MAYOR, NOTHING FROM COMMISSIONER GALEN, NOTHING FOR MYSELF.

NOTHING FROM ME.

WE'LL ASK COMMISSIONER BOLTON WHEN HE RETURNS.

AT THIS TIME, WE WILL NOW ASK MS. CALLOWAY FOR THE PRESENTATION, WHICH I SEE SHE'S PULLING UP.

>> GOOD EVENING AGAIN MEMBERS OF COMMISSION.

AS MENTIONED BEFORE, STAFF PRESENTATION TONIGHT WILL INCLUDE ALL FOUR APPLICATIONS TO OUR OFFICE.

WE'LL GO OVER THE SITE PLAN, THE VARIANCE REQUESTS AS WELL AS A BONUS DENSITY AND THEN GO BACK TO CONSIDERING EACH ITEM SEPARATELY.

THE FIRST APPLICATION OF COURSE, IS A REQUEST FOR BONUS SLEEPING ROOMS. ALLOCATION OF 72 BONUS SLEEPING ROOMS OR A VACANT PROPERTY WITH THE PROPOSED USE OF A SPECIAL RESIDENTIAL FACILITY, CATEGORY 3.

THE SECOND REQUEST IS SPECIFIC TO PARKING.

IT'S A VARIANCE FROM THE ALLOWED PARKING REQUIREMENTS TO PROVIDE 37 PARKING SPACES IN LIEU OF THE 92 SPACES THAT ARE REQUIRED.

THIS IS FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION OF THE FACILITY AT 43,000 SQUARE FEET.

THE THIRD APPLICATION IS FOR A LANDSCAPE VARIANCE.

ITS VARIANCE TO ALLOW FOR A BUFFER AREA ON THE NON RESIDENTIAL BLOCK WITH A MINIMUM CONTINUOUS DEPTHS OF 13 FEET OF LANDSCAPE AREA ALONG A PORTION OF THE NORTH PROPERTY LINE AND 14 FEET OF LANDSCAPE AREA ALONG THE EAST PROPERTY LINE IN LIEU OF A MINIMUM CONTINUOUS DEPTH OF 25 FEET OF LANDSCAPING FOR A PROPERTY THAT DIRECTORY ABUTS A RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT.

LASTLY, OF COURSE, IS THE SITE PLAN REQUESTS.

THIS IS A MAJOR REVISED SITE PLAN BECAUSE IT'S VACANT PROPERTY AND THE PROPOSED USE IS A NEW TWO-STORY ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY, WHICH WILL CONTAIN AT 96 BEDS IN 72 SLEEPING ROOMS. JUST FOR EVERYONE'S ORIENTATION, THIS IS THE PROPERTY ON UNIVERSITY DRIVE.

THE PHYSICAL ADDRESS IS 7501 NW 76 STREET.

THE PROPERTY AREAS IS 2.33 NET ACRES IN SIZE.

IT HAS A FUTURE LAND USE DESIGNATION OF COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND A ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF PUBLIC FACILITIES.

THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED IN DISTRICT 4, WHICH IS COMMISSION DISTRICT.

JUST SOME BACKGROUND ON THE PROPERTY, BACK IN 2018, THE CITY COMMISSION APPROVED A CHANGE OF ZONING FROM B-1 TO PUBLIC FACILITIES.

IN AUGUST 22ND, 2018, WE ALSO DID A SMALL SCALE LAND USE PLAN AMENDMENT FROM UTILITIES DESIGNATION TO THE COMMUNITY FACILITIES DESIGNATION.

IF YOU MIGHT RECALL, THIS WAS TO FACILITATE AN ALF, I THINK AT THE TIME THAT APPLICATION WAS FOR BLUE HOUSE, ALF.

JUST SOME INFORMATION ON WHAT A SPECIAL RESIDENTIAL FACILITY CATEGORY 3 IS, THE PROPOSED USE IS INTENDED TO BE A CATEGORY 3 SPECIAL RESIDENTIAL FACILITY AND THAT'S A HOUSING FACILITY THAT'S LICENSED BY THE STATE OF FLORIDA FOR 16 OR MORE NON-ELDERLY INDIVIDUALS WHO REQUIRE TREATMENT, CARE, REHAB AND EDUCATION.

THERE'S ALSO ANOTHER STATUTORY PROVISION THAT IS CATEGORY 3 THAT ALSO ALLOW FOR MORE THAN EIGHT UNRELATED ELDERLY INDIVIDUALS.

THEN JUST SOME INFORMATION AS WELL ON

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SPECIAL RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES THAT'S PRESCRIBED BY THE BROWARD COUNTY LAND USE PLAN AMENDMENT.

THIS EVENING WE ARE CONSIDERING THE ALLOCATION OF BONUS DENSITY UNITS, THE CITY IS ALLOWED TO DO THAT TO AVOID THE DISTRIBUTION OF DENSITY ON A SUBJECT PROPERTY AND SO THE BROWARD COUNTY LAND USE PLAN IS IN PLAY THIS EVENING AND THE ALLOCATION OF BONUS DENSITY UNIT.

THE BROWARD COUNTY PLAN REQUIRES THAT THE CITY FIRST GET APPROVAL OR AUTHORIZATION FROM THE PLANNING COUNCIL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND WE DID SEND THAT EMAIL OVER TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO MOVE THOSE 72 UNITS FROM OUR 100 TOTAL BONUS SLEEPING ROOMS THAT WE HAVE AND THE PLANNING COUNCIL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DID RESPOND WITH AN EMAIL APPROVING THE ALLOCATION OF 72 BONUS SLEEPING ROOMS TO THIS PROJECT.

WE RECEIVED THAT EMAIL FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ON MAY 19TH, 2021.

RELATIVE TO THE BONUS DENSITY, THE BONUS UNITS THAT WOULD BE ALLOCATED THE CODE PRESCRIBES FIVE STANDARDS BY WHICH THE CITY COMMISSION AND STAFF MUST EMPLOY IN ORDER TO DISPERSE THOSE UNITS.

THE STANDARDS ARE LISTED IN YOUR MEMORANDUM AND ARE ALSO ON THIS SLIDE AND THE APPLICANT WE BELIEVE, HAVE MET THOSE STANDARDS.

RELATIVE TO THE SITE PLAN OF THE PROJECT ITSELF, THE APPLICANT IS PROPOSING A BRAND NEW BUILDING.

IT'S TWO-STORY, 43,000 SQUARE FEET WITH 72 ROOMS, WHICH WILL CONTAIN 96 BEDS TOTAL.

THE ROOM WOULD BE BUILT AND CONSTRUCTED TO HAVE FOUR SEPARATE NEIGHBORHOODS, WHICH WILL INCLUDE 18 ROOMS CONTAINING 24 BEDS IN EACH NEIGHBORHOOD.

THERE WILL BE THREE TYPES OF ROOM THAT WILL BE CONSTRUCTED SHOULD THIS BE APPROVED, THERE WILL BE A SINGLE OCCUPANT STUDIO ROOM WHICH IS ABOUT 225 SQUARE FEET, A SINGLE OCCUPANT LARGE STUDIO AT 250 SQUARE FEET AND A DUAL OCCUPANT ROOMMATE STUDIO AT 270 SQUARE FEET.

THERE WILL ALSO BE COMMON AREA THAT WILL BE INCLUDED AS A PART OF THE CONSTRUCTION, WHICH WILL HAVE SEATING, TVS, COMPUTERS, KITCHEN, COMMUNITY TABLES AND TERRACE ACCESS.

THE BUILDING WILL BE CONSTRUCTED TO INCLUDE WALKWAYS, WHICH WILL CONNECT TO OUTDOOR TERRACES.

THERE WILL BE WALKWAY AREAS PROTECTED BY DECORATIVE ALUMINUM PICKET FENCE.

THERE WILL BE A SCREENING TERRACE PROVIDED ON BOTH FLOORS AND LANDSCAPED GARDENS WITHIN OUTDOOR TERRACES.

JUST SOME ADDITIONAL FEATURES THAT WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE BUILDING, THERE WILL BE A LAUNDRY ROOM WITHIN EACH NEIGHBORHOOD.

THERE WILL BE A CENTRAL NURSE DESK AND THEN THERE WILL BE A TRASH CHUTE ON THE SECOND FLOOR TO ALLOW THE TRASH TO GO DOWN TO THE GROUND FLOOR.

IN TERMS OF THE EXTERIOR OF THE BUILDING, THERE WILL BE A DUMPSTER ENCLOSURE THAT WOULD INCLUDE TWO THREE-YARD TRASH CONTAINERS, ONE 96-GALLON RECYCLABLE CONTAINER, IT WILL BE SERVICED TWICE PER WEEK AND IT WOULD BE CONCEALED BY SOLID OPAQUE GATES.

THE LOCATION AND DESIGN OF THE DUMPSTER ENCLOSURE HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE WASTE MANAGEMENT AND TRASH CONTAINERS WILL NEED TO BE MANUALLY RULED OUT FOR PICKUP.

RELATIVE TO STAFFING FOR THE BUILDING, THE STAFFING WILL CONSISTS OF DAILY STAFF FOR THE ADMINISTRATION, WHICH WILL INCLUDE YOUR KITCHEN STAFF AND YOUR DOCTORS.

THOSE WHO REPORT TO WORK FROM 9:00-5:00 AND THAT WOULD BE COMPRISED OF EIGHT STAFF PERSONS.

RELATIVE TO STAFFING FOR EACH OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD, THAT WOULD BE FROM ON A DAILY SHIFT BASIS, 7:00-3:00, 16 STAFF PERSONS, 3:00-11:00, 12 STAFF PERSONS AND 11:00-7:00, THEN THERE WILL BE FIVE STAFF PERSONS.

APPROXIMATELY 80 PERCENT OF THE STAFF THAT COMES IN WILL DO SO ON THEIR OWN VEHICLE WHICH WILL REQUIRE PARKING AND JUST SOME INFORMATION ON HOW THE PARKING IS CALCULATED, THE MAXIMUM PARKING AND UNLOADING IS 19-20 OCCUPIED PARKING SPACES BASED ON THE STAFFING THAT WILL BE COMING IN DURING THE PEAK STAFF TIMES, WHICH WILL LEAVE ABOUT 17 SPACES AVAILABLE FOR VISITORS.

ACCESS WILL BE PROVIDED TO AND FROM THE PROPERTY FROM NW 76 STREET SO YOU'LL BE ABLE TO ENTER AND EXIT THE PROPERTY FROM THERE.

EXIT WOULD BE PROVIDED IN EXIT ONLY ON NORTH UNIVERSITY DRIVE, THERE WILL BE A WATER FEATURE IN A PORTE-COCHERE THAT WOULD BE AT THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING.

THE LOADING ZONE IS IN THE REAR OF THE BUILDING.

SIDEWALKS WOULD BE PROVIDED ON NW 76 STREET AND NORTH UNIVERSITY DRIVE.

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THERE'S ALSO GOING TO BE A BUS STOP ON NORTH UNIVERSITY DRIVE THAT'S ADJACENT TO THE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE.

THERE ARE TWO-WAY DRIVE IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING AND A ONE-WAY DRIVE IN THE REAR OF THE BUILDING.

RELATIVE TO THE PARKING VARIANTS THAT'S BEING SOUGHT TONIGHT, THE APPLICANT IS PROPOSING TO PROVIDE 37 PARKING SPACES IN LIEU OF THE 92 SPACES AT THE CODE REQUIRES AND IT'S A LITTLE BIT LESS THAN 92 SPACES BECAUSE THE CODE ALSO PROVIDES FOR A 15 PERCENT PARKING SPACE REDUCTION THAT THE APPLICANT IS UTILIZING BECAUSE THE PROJECT IS WITHIN 1,000 FEET TO A BUS STOP.

OUR PARKING WAS CALCULATED BASED ON THE CURRENT CODE PARKING REQUIREMENT, WHICH IS ONE SPACE FOR 4,000 SQUARE FEET NET FLOOR AREA, WHICH IS SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT FROM WHAT THE FORMER CODE PROVIDED FOR.

WHEN WE ADOPTED THE CODE IN 2018, WHAT WE DID WAS LUMP ALL THE USES THAT ARE SIMILAR TO AN ALF IN ONE PARKING CATEGORY AND SO I THINK INADVERTENTLY THAT SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED THE PARKING REQUIREMENT UNINTENTIONALLY BECAUSE OUR FORMER CODE PROVIDED FOR 1.25 SPACES FOR EVERY THREE BANKS, WHICH WOULD HAVE EQUATED TO ABOUT 40 PARKING SPACES FOR THIS PROJECT, WHICH IS REALLY WHY THE APPLICANT IS SEEKING A VARIANCE BECAUSE OF THE DIFFERENCE IN OUR NEW CODE AND WHAT WAS PREVIOUSLY PROVIDED FOR OUR OLD CODE.

THEY'VE ALSO LOOKED AT WICKSHIRE PARKING RATIO, WHICH IS THE ALF THAT'S ADJACENT TO THIS PROPOSED PROJECT.

THEIR RATIO IS SIGNIFICANTLY LESS THAN THE PARKING THAT WOULD BE PROVIDED ON THE SITE.

THERE OUR RATIO IS ONE SPACE FOR EVERY ABOUT 1,500 SQUARE FOOT OF NET AREA.

THE PARKING THAT WILL BE PROVIDED ON THIS SIDE BASED ON THE APPLICATION IS ONE SPACE FOR 1,162 NET FLOOR AREA.

IT'S MORE PARKING THAT WILL BE PROVIDED THAN IS CURRENTLY EXISTING AT THE WICKSHIRE PARKING BASED ON THEIR PARKING CALCULATION.

THE APPLICANT DID A TRIP GENERATION AND PARKING SUPPLY STUDY THAT WAS ALSO REVIEWED BY OUR CONSULTANT AND IT SHOWED 250 VEHICLE TRIPS FOR A DAY, 18 OF THOSE ARE AT THE AM PEAK HOURS, WHICH REALLY ACCOUNTED FOR 11 INBOUND AND SEVEN OUTBOUND, 25 PM HOUR TRIPS, WHICH ARE 10 INBOUND AND 15 OUTBOUND, AND 37 PARKING SPACES ARE EXPECTED TO BE ADEQUATE ENOUGH TO ACCOMMODATE THE ANTICIPATED PARKING DEMAND AND OUR TRAFFIC CONSULTANT DID CONCUR WITH THE FINDINGS OF PARKING STUDY.

AS IT RELATES TO LANDSCAPING, THE SITE WILL BE SIGNIFICANTLY LANDSCAPED, THERE WILL BE AN EXCESS OF 206 TREES THAT IS BROKEN DOWN IN THE SLIDE AND 1,143 SHRUBS THAT WILL BE PROVIDED THROUGHOUT THE PROJECT.

THIS SLIDE JUST GIVES YOU AN EXAMPLE OF SOME OF THE SPECIES OF THE TREES THAT WILL BE PROVIDED AS A PART OF THE [INAUDIBLE] NOW, GOING INTO THE LANDSCAPE, BUFFER VARIANCE, THE PROPERTIES THAT DIRECTLY ABOUT RESIDENTIAL IS REQUIRED TO PROVIDE A BUFFER AREA.

THE VARIANCE IS THE LANDSCAPE BUFFER AREA WIDTH REQUIRED IS 25 FEET MINIMUM.

HOWEVER, THE APPLICANT IS SEEK IN THIS EVENING TO REDUCE THAT TO 13 FEET ON A PORTION OF THE NORTH PROPERTY LINE AND 14 FEET ALONG THE EAST PROPERTY LINE.

JUST WANT TO NOTE ON THIS SLIDE THAT BOTH THE NORTH AND THE EAST PROPERTY LINE WILL HAVE THE BUFFER WALL THAT IS REQUIRED BY THE ROAD TO SEPARATE RESIDENTIAL FROM THIS TYPE OF FUELS.

THERE WOULD BE AN OPAQUE WALL THAT WOULD BE CONSTRUCTED BOTH ON THE NORTH AND ON THE EAST SIDE.

OF COURSE, JUST A REMINDER OF WHAT IS REQUIRED IN TERMS OF YOUR DELIBERATION ON A VARIANCE.

THE PURPOSE OF A VARIANCE IS TO ALLOW FOR CERTAIN DEVIATIONS FROM THE STANDARDS OF THE CODE THAT WOULD OTHERWISE BE A HARDSHIP FOR THE PROPERTY OWNER.

WHERE THE LITERAL APPLICATION OF THE STANDARDS WOULD RESULT IN UNDO, AND UNIQUE HARDSHIP TO THE LAND OWNER, AND THE DEVIATION WOULD NOT BE CONTRARY TO THE PUBLIC INTERESTS.

FOR THE VARIANCES THAT ARE BEING CONSIDERED, THE CITY CODE PROVIDES FOR EIGHT STANDARDS BY WHICH THE APPLICANT SHOULD COMPLY.

THE APPLICANT HAS DEMONSTRATED AND STAFF MEMORANDUM THAT THE STANDARDS HAVE BEEN MET.

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JUST GOING BACK TO THE SITE PLAN, JUST WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU HERE THE ELEVATION.

THIS IS THE WEST ELEVATION OF THE BUILDING AND WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE.

THE BUILDING WITH ITS 32 FEET AND 9 INCHES IN HEIGHT, WHICH IS SIGNIFICANTLY LESS THAN THE MAXIMUM 60 FEET THAT IS PERMITTED BY OUR CODE.

THERE'LL BE SIGNIFICANT ARCHITECTURAL FEATURES THAT WOULD BE PROVIDED AS A PART OF THIS CONSTRUCTION.

JUST A POINT OF NOTE, THE APPLICATION WAS ALSO REVIEWED BY CPZ ARCHITECTS, WHICH IS OUR PEER REVIEW AND ARCHITECTURAL FIRM THAT DOES ALL OUR REVIEW OF OUR APPLICATIONS AND JUST LISTED INTO GENERAL BUILDING DESIGN STANDARDS ON THIS SLIDE IS SOME OF THE AMENITIES OR ARCHITECTURAL FEATURES THAT WILL BE INCORPORATED INTO THE BUILT.

IN SUCH AS A FOUR-SIDED ARCHITECTURAL NATURE OF THE BUILDING INTO SHADED SIDEWALKS, SUSTAINABLE DESIGN, PEDESTRIAN AMENITIES THAT WOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE BUILDING AND THE PROPERTY.

RELATIVE TO THE SITE PLAN STANDARDS, THERE ARE THREE STANDARDS THAT ARE ENUMERATED IN OUR CODE AS WELL AS IN STAFF MEMORANDUM THAT IS IN YOUR BACKUP, AND IT IS STAFF OPINION THAT THE APPLICANT IS ALSO SATISFIED THESE STANDARDS.

OF COURSE YOU JUST INCLUDED THIS SLIDE TO SAY THAT APPLICANT, WE BELIEVE AS I ALSO MET GOAL NUMBER 4, WHICH IS TAMARAC IS VIBRANT IN THE APPLICATIONS AS WELL.

MOVING ON TO STAFF RECOMMENDATION FOR EACH APPLICATION AS IT RELATES TO THE BONUS DENSITIES, STAFF IS RECOMMENDING THAT THE APPLICANT BE ALLOCATED THE 72 BONUS SLEEPING ROOMS FOR THE PROJECT.

THAT SUBJECT TO ONE CONDITION THAT THE ALLOCATION OF THE 72 BONUS SLEEPING ROOMS TO ALLOW FOR A SPECIAL RESIDENTIAL FACILITY CATEGORY 3 CONTAINING 72 SLEEPING ROOMS IS CONTINGENT UPON APPROVAL OF THE SITE PLAN FOR PARKSIDE MEMORY CARE ALF.

AS IT RELATES TO THE VARIANCE APPLICATION, STAFF IS ALSO RECOMMENDING APPROVAL, SUBJECT TO ONE CONDITION THAT APPROVAL IF THE VARIANCE IS CONTINGENT UPON APPROVAL OF THE APPLICATION FOR SITE PLAN MAJOR FOR PARKSIDE MEMORY CARE BY THE CITY COMMISSION.

FOR THE LANDSCAPE VARIANCE, STAFF IS ALSO RECOMMENDED APPROVAL SUBJECT TO ONE CONDITION.

AGAIN, THAT APPROVAL OF THE VARIANCE IS CONTINGENT UPON APPROVAL OF THE APPLICATION FOR SITE PLAN MAJOR FOR PARKSIDE MEMORY CARE, BY THE CITY COMMISSION.

OUR RECOMMENDATION FOR THE SITE PLAN IS ON THE SCREEN IN FRONT OF YOU, STAFF IS ALSO RECOMMENDED APPROVAL OF THE SITE PLAN SUBJECT TO SIX CONDITION THAT THE SITE PLAN APPROVAL IS CONTINGENT UPON APPROVAL OF THE APPLICATION OF THE 72 BONUS SLEEPING ROOMS. AT THE SITE PLAN IS CONTINGENT UPON APPROVAL OF THE REQUESTED VARIANCE FOR PARKSIDE MEMORY CARE THAT CONSTRUCTION IS TO BE COMPLETE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE PLANS AND SPECIFICATION SUBMITTED BY THE DEVELOPER TO THE CITY OF TAMARAC AND APPROVED ENGINEERING DRAWINGS.

COMMENCEMENT OF THE CONSTRUCTION SHALL BEGIN NO LATER THAN ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF DISAPPROVAL.

IF THE DEVELOPMENT DOES NOT COMMENCE CONSTRUCTION WITHIN ONE YEAR, THIS APPROVAL IS NULL AND VOID UNLESS EXTENSION HAS BEEN GRANTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPLICABLE REGULATIONS.

THE FIFTH CONDITION IS THAT THE DEVELOPMENT ORDER IS ASSIGNABLE, BUT ASSIGNMENT DOES NOT DISCARD ANY ASSIGNEE FROM STRICT COMPLIANCE WITH THE ORDER UNLESS THE CITY COMMISSION CONSENTS TO MODIFY ANY OF THE ORIGINAL REQUIREMENTS.

LASTLY, CONDITION NUMBER 6 SATISFACTION OF THE OUTSTANDING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE COMMENTS FROM THE REVIEW OF THE SITE PLAN FOR THE PARKSIDE MEMORY CARE.

THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION.

I KNOW THE APPLICANT IS IN THE AUDIENCE AND ALSO HAVE A PRESENTATION.

I WOULD ASK FOR YOU TO HOLD YOUR QUESTIONS UNTIL I BRING UP THE APPLICANTS PRESENTATION.

>> WE WILL HAVE A PRESENTATION, I JUST WANT TO ASK ONE QUESTION FIRST, COMMISSIONER BOLTON, YOU ARE NOT HERE WHEN I DID DISCLOSURES, DO YOU HAVE ANY DISCLOSURES TO ME?

>> NO, DISCLOSURES.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

APPLICANT. THANK YOU, MISRA.

>> GOOD EVENING. FOR THE RECORD, DINA GRAY, I AM REPRESENTING PARKSIDE ALF AND I'M JOINED HERE TONIGHT BY THE ARCHITECT ROSA.

ALSO THE OWNER AND OPERATOR OF PARKSIDE, WAS ALSO A REGISTERED NURSE.

FEMA IS HERE TO ALSO ANSWER QUESTIONS.

I DO HAVE A FULL POWERPOINT PRESENTATION, BUT I KNOW IT'S LATE AND MOST OF IT WAS COVERED IN MS. CALLOWAY IS VERY DETAILED, THOROUGH, EXCELLENT PRESENTATION SO I WON'T

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GO THROUGH AND REPEAT ALL OF WHAT SHE HAD SAID.

I WOULD LIKE TO ADD TO WHAT SHE SAID AND THAT'S WITH RESPECT TO THE PARKSIDE ALF.

TRADITIONALLY, WHEN YOU THINK OF AN ALF, THERE IS ASSISTED LIVING WHERE YOU HAVE A LOT OF ACTIVITY AND RESIDENTS THAT ARE MOBILE AND WOULD BE USING THEIR CARS COMING IN AND OUT.

FOR INSTANCE, WHICH ARE JUST TO THE NORTH, THEY ARE AN ALF AND IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THEY HAVE A 127 BEDS THERE, AND 103 OF THEM ARE YOUR TYPICAL ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENTS.

I BELIEVE IT IS 24 THAT OUR MEMORY CARE.

PARKSIDE IS ALL MEMORY CARE, SO ALL 96 BEDS ARE MEMORY CARE.

THESE ARE RESIDENTS THAT HAVE DEMENTIA OR ALZHEIMER'S.

THESE ARE OUR RESIDENTS THAT DO NOT HAVE THEIR OWN VEHICLE, WILL NOT HAVE THEIR OWN VEHICLE HERE.

THIS IS A FACILITY WHERE YOU WOULD HAVE GUESS, BUT USUALLY IT'S REALLY LIMITED IN NUMBERS.

THERE IS AT THE OWNER ALSO HAS A SMALLER FACILITY THAT SHE'S BEEN OPERATING FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS IN BOYNTON BEACH.

IT IS A 38 BED MEMORY CARE AND IT IS AT A 100 PERCENT CAPACITY AND IT IS 100 PERCENT MEMORY CARE.

FOR INSTANCE, THEY HAVE, IN GENERAL, A TYPICAL GUESS THAT WOULD VISIT WOULD BE MAYBE ONE IN THE MORNING, ONE IN THE AFTERNOON, AND MAYBE TWO ON THE WEEKENDS.

IT'S NOT ANTICIPATED THAT THERE WOULD BE A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF VISITORS AND THAT WOULD CREATE AN ISSUE IN TERMS OF PARKING BECAUSE THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT SURPLUS OF PARKING SPACES, IN TERMS OF THE AMOUNT OF STAFF AND COMING IN AND OUT AND RESIDENCE STAFF WOULD HAVE ANY GUEST THAT WOULD BE VISITING.

WE'RE HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE.

>> THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

>> NOT SURE WHETHER TO SAY GOOD MORNING YET OR NOT [LAUGHTER].

>> THIRTY MINUTES, STILL MORNING.

>> SORRY ABOUT THAT. HI, WELCOME.

I THINK THIS IS A PERFECT BUSINESS FOR THAT SPOT.

I HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS AND A COUPLE OF CONCERNS.

FIRST OF ALL, CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT SECURITY FOR THE FACILITY.

I'M CONCERNED THESE ARE PEOPLE WITH MEMORY ISSUES.

WHAT'S THE SECURITY LEVEL FOR THE RESIDENCE?

>> THE SECURITY LEVEL IN TERMS OF ALARMS ON DOORS AND THE WAY THAT IT IS DESIGNED FOR RESIDENTS THAT DO HAVE MEMORY ISSUES IN THERE, IT'S DESIGNED IN SUCH A WAY THAT THE RESIDENTS WOULD BE IN ACTUALLY ON THE GRAPHIC THAT YOU WOULD SEE HOW THEY SET IT UP IN FOUR SEPARATE NEIGHBORHOODS.

IT'S A SMALLER CLUSTERS.

EACH GROUP HAS ITS OWN STAFF THAT'S THEIR, THEIR OWN SEATING AREA, AND THEY'RE ALL IN THEIR CLUSTERS OF GROUPS.

>> DO THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TO GO OUTSIDE ON THE GROUNDS?

>> THERE ARE GARDENS ON THE GROUNDS.

>> GOOD EVENING, ROSA RAMOS, CABRERA RAMOS ARCHITECTS.

YES, THE DESIGN IS BASED LIKE DINA HAD MENTIONED ON FOR NEIGHBORHOODS.

TWO OF THEM NEIGHBORHOODS BEING ON THE GROUND FLOOR AND TWO BEING ON THE SECOND LEVEL.

THE GROUND FLOOR NEIGHBORHOODS HAVE ACCESS TO THE FRONT OF THE PROPERTY, A SMALL TERRACE AND THEN TO THE REAR, THEY HAVE AN ACCESS OUT INTO A FENCED-IN GARDEN WITH A EIGHT-FOOT FENCE THAT PREVENTS PEOPLE FROM ACCIDENTALLY LEAVING THE FACILITY UNMONITORED.

THERE ARE NO DOORS THAT ALLOW ACCESS TO THE EXTERIOR FROM INSIDE THAT GARDEN.

WE DO HAVE KNOX BOX ON THE EXTERIOR FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT ACCESS, BUT IT CAN ONLY BE ACCESSED BY THEM FROM THE EXTERIOR TO COME IN IN EMERGENCIES TO RESCUE SOMEONE IN CASE OF A FIRE.

THE DESIGN IS IN A CIRCLE SO THAT ANY DOOR THAT THEY GO OUT ON,

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THERE'S ALWAYS A DOOR FOR THEM TO COME BACK IN AND THEY'RE STILL CONTAINED WITHIN THE SAME NEIGHBORHOOD.

EACH NEIGHBORHOOD HAS A SET OF DOUBLE DOORS THAT ARE CARD ACCESS ONLY AND THOSE ARE THE ONLY DOORS INTO EACH NEIGHBORHOOD ON EACH ONE OF THE FLOORS AS WELL.

ON THE SECOND LEVEL, THERE'S EXTERIOR TERRACES THAT THE RESIDENTS CAN GO ONTO BUT THEY'VE GOT GUARDRAILS AND THEY'RE ALSO SCREENED IN.

EXPERIENCING THE EXTERIOR, BUT NOT [OVERLAPPING].

>> THEY'RE NOT GOING DOWN INTO THE GARDEN, THEY'RE STAYING ON A TERRACE UPSTAIRS.

>> TYPICALLY ON THE SECOND FLOOR THEY WILL HAVE MORE OF THE RESIDENTS THAT ARE NOT MOBILE.

THAT ARE MORE IN WHEELCHAIRS AND LESS AGILE.

ON THE GROUND FLOOR THEY'LL HAVE THE ONES THAT ARE STILL MORE ACTIVE.

>> OKAY.

>> THEN THE ACTIVITIES FOR EACH ONE OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS ARE GOING TO BE SELF-CONTAINED SO THAT THE AREA IN THE CENTER ACTS LIKE A LIVING AREA AND A DINING AREA.

IT'LL CONTAIN ALL OF THE ACTIVITIES IN EACH ONE OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS AS OPPOSED TO IN A CENTRALLY LOCATED PLACE.

>> OKAY. WHAT ABOUT CAMERAS AND LIGHTING AROUND THE BUILDING INSIDE HALLWAYS?

>> ALL OF OUR LIGHTING HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO BE AMPLE LIGHTING, VERY WELL LIT.

IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE RESIDENTS TO HAVE A LOT OF LIGHT SO THAT THEY DON'T GET CONFUSED.

THE TYPE OF LIGHTING THAT WE'RE USING IS IN MANY CASES RECESSED SO THAT IT DOESN'T SHINE IN YOUR EYES OR SOFTENED BY DIFFUSERS IN THE LIGHT FIXTURES.

THE PARKING LOT AREA IS WELL LIT AS WELL IN ACCESS OF THE CODE.

I'LL LET HER TALK TO YOU ABOUT THE CAMERAS.

>> HI.

>> HI.

>> I'M SELIM LAKHANI.

I'M A REGISTERED NURSE AND I WILL BE THERE OPERATING THE BUSINESS.

YES, WE ALREADY HAVE.

THE FACILITY, WE HAVE CAMERAS IN ALL THE COMMON AREAS, EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR EXCEPT FOR THE ROOMS FOR HIPAA GUIDELINES.

CAN NOT HAVE IT IN THE ROOMS. WE DO NOT HAVE IN THEIR OWN BATHROOMS OR ROOMS BUT WE WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE ALL COMMON AREAS INCLUDING INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR, THE SURVEILLANCE CAMERA, TO JUST PREVENT AN ELOPEMENT.

WE WOULD HAVE ALL THE SECURE DOORS OUTSIDE AND INSIDE BUT YES, SURVEILLANCE CAMERA WILL BE EVERYWHERE.

>> WHAT TYPE OF STAFF IS THERE 24/7?

>> DURING THE DAY AND NIGHT, WE SHOULD HAVE A NURSE WHICH I DON'T REQUIRE TO BEING A MEMORY CARE, BUT I'M GOING TO BECAUSE THE LICENSING WILL BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT.

IT'S CALLED ECC LICENSE VERSUS A STANDARD LICENSE.

WE WOULD HAVE A NURSE ON 24 HOURS.

WE WOULD HAVE HOME HEALTH AIDS AND CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS ALL THE TIME.

>> OKAY. DO YOU HAVE ONE IN EACH OF THESE PODS, SO TO SPEAK?

>> THESE ARE FOR NEIGHBORHOODS FOR THE LEVEL OF DEMENTIA OR ALZHEIMER'S OR WHATEVER THEY HAVE BECAUSE EVERYBODY HAVE A DIFFERENT LEVEL.

NO TWO PERSON IS ONE.

EACH LEVEL OF THEIR CAPABILITIES AND THEIR CAPACITIES, THEY WILL BE IN EACH NEIGHBORHOOD.

EACH NEIGHBORHOOD HAVE THEIR OWN CNAS, WHICH ARE CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS, OR HOME HEALTH AIDS, OR ACTIVITY DIRECTORS, OR ACTIVITY PERSONNEL, AND A NURSE.

THE NURSE WOULD COVER MOST OF THE TWO AREAS OF EACH NEIGHBORHOOD.

>> BUT THERE WOULD BE A NURSE AVAILABLE 24/7?

>> YES.

>> IN EACH OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS [OVERLAPPING].

>> NO, NOT IN EACH OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE BUILDING.

EACH OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD WOULD HAVE A CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS, AND THE HOME HEALTH AIDS, AND THE MED TECHS, BUT THE NURSE WOULD BE AVAILABLE IN THE BUILDING AS A SUPERVISOR.

>> OKAY. I'M GOING TO MOVE THAT OVER FOR A MINUTE.

LET'S SEE. I HAVE NOTES EVERYWHERE HERE.

THIS MAY BE A MAXINE QUESTION BUT DON'T GO AWAY.

MAXINE IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THERE ARE A 108 PARKING SPACES REQUIRED BUT YOU CAN ALLOCATE A 15 PERCENT DISCOUNT, WHICH WILL BRING IT DOWN TO 92 REQUIRED.

WE'RE LOOKING AT 37 PARKING SPACES. AM I CORRECT?

>> THAT IS CORRECT, COMMISSIONER.

>> OKAY. I TRIED TO JOT IT DOWN BUT THE SLIDE WENT SO FAST.

YOU'RE HAVING EIGHT STAFF PEOPLE FROM 7:00 TO 3:00, 16 FROM 3:00 TO 11:00, 12 FROM 11:00 TO 7:00, AND THEN THERE WERE EIGHT ADMIN. AM I RIGHT?

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>> YES. THAT'S CORRECT.

WHAT WE CALCULATED IS THAT BASED ON ANY GIVEN TIME, THERE WILL BE ABOUT 17 PARKING SPACES AVAILABLE FOR GUESTS AND VISITORS.

I THINK AT ANY GIVEN TIME ABOUT 19 TO 20 STAFF WOULD BE AT THE PROPERTY AND THAT'S IN THE PEAK, I GUESS, THAT WOULD LEAVE ABOUT 17 SPACES AVAILABLE FOR VISITORS.

>> OKAY. YOU HAVE 20 STAFF PEOPLE.

WHAT ABOUT DOCTORS VISITING?

>> THE DOCTOR USUALLY VISITS ONCE A WEEK.

THE DOCTOR COMES AND HAVE A FULL DAY ONCE A WEEK TO SEE THE RESIDENTS, AND THEY WOULD BE INCLUDED IN THAT STUFF.

>> OKAY. DO ANY OF THESE PEOPLE REQUIRE OR HAVE ADDITIONAL AIDS WITH THEM?

>> THEY ARE NOT REQUIRED UNTIL IT'S ORDERED BY DOCTOR.

IF DOCTOR WANT A 24-HOUR PRIVATE DUTY AIDS, YES, THEY WOULD ALLOW TO BRING A PRIVATE DUTY AIDS WITH THEM

>> OKAY. HOWEVER MANY AIDS WERE NEEDED SO THAT WOULD BE ADDITIONAL PARKING SPACES?

>> THAT BECOME A VISITOR AS FOR THEM.

>> OKAY. THE OTHER QUESTION IS, YOU DO HAVE VISITORS? I MEAN, THAT'S JUST REALITY.

IF YOU HAVE, WAS IT 108?

>> NINETY-SIX.

>> NINETY-SIX BEDS.

YOU ROUGHLY HAVE 96 RESIDENTS.

I HAVE TO BELIEVE THAT THEY'RE HAVING VISITORS.

THEIR KIDS ARE COMING TO VISIT THEM, GRANDKIDS OR WHATEVER.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I READ IN HERE IS WE WERE BASING THIS ON WILSHIRE.

WELL, I CAN TELL YOU FIRSTHAND THAT I HAVE BEEN THERE MANY TIMES.

WE DID GROW CHAT THERE, AND THERE'S A NEVER PARKING SPACES, EVER, EVER A PLACE TO PARK.

THE PARKING ISSUE CONCERNS ME.

I UNDERSTAND THE SHAPE OF THE LOT IS AN ISSUE.

I UNDERSTAND THAT, BUT THE PARKING DOES CONCERN ME.

BECAUSE THEN WHERE ARE PEOPLE GOING TO PARK? CERTAINLY CAN'T PARK OUT ON THE STREET ON UNIVERSITY.

THEY CERTAINLY CAN'T GO NEXT TOWARD AT&T OR ON THE OTHER SIDE OF WILSHIRE, THAT'S NOT GOING TO WORK.

THAT WOULD BE A DEFINITE ISSUE FOR ME AT THIS POINT, THE PARKING.

AS FAR AS THE LANDSCAPING, I UNDERSTAND THE 25 FEET AND THEN WE HAVE 13 ON THE NORTH AND 14 ON THE EAST.

MAXINE, CAN YOU TELL ME WITH THE DIFFERENCE OF THE 25 FEET TO THE 13 AND 14, WHAT ARE WE LOSING? HOW MANY TREES, HOW MANY SHRUBS, HOW MANY BUSHES? WHAT ARE WE LOSING THERE? BECAUSE I HEARD WE WILL HAVE A WALL.

>> YES, IF YOU NOTICE COMMISSIONER, THE APPLICANT IS NOT ASKING FOR ANY VARIANCE RELATIVE TO THE LANDSCAPE ITSELF THAT THE CODE REQUIRES.

THEY ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO FIT WHAT THE CODE REQUIRES INTO THE 13 AND THE 14 FEET.

WE'RE NOT LOSING ANY LANDSCAPE AS A RESULT OF THE REDUCTION IN THE [INAUDIBLE].

>> IT'S JUST THE WALL WILL BE CLOSER?

>> THAT'S CORRECT.

>> OKAY. BY 11 AND 12 FEET.

>> WELL, THE LANDSCAPE, THE SIDE WOULD BE FULLY LANDSCAPED AND SYSTEM WITH OUR CODE.

>> AT LEAST THAT WON'T BE BUT I UNDERSTAND THAT THE SHAPE OF THE PROPERTY DICTATES IT.

BUT THE PARKING IS A CONCERN TO ME.

I JUST SEE AN ISSUE COMING UP BECAUSE WITH 96 [OVERLAPPING] RESIDENTS THERE, THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE VISITORS.

I CANNOT BELIEVE PEOPLE ARE JUST GOING TO PUT THEIR PARENTS OR GRANDPARENTS AND NOT VISIT THEM.

BY THE TIME YOU HAVE 20 PARKING SPACE IS TAKEN UP AND THEN YOU HAVE AIDS, MAYBE TAKING UP SOME.

YOU HAVE A DOCTOR VISITING, YOU HAVE DELIVERIES.

THAT'S AN ISSUE FOR ME.

>> IF I MAY, WITH WILSHIRE, THE WAY THAT THEY ALLOCATE THEIR BEDS.

THERE'S A 127 BEDS AND WE'RE PROPOSING 96 MEMORY CARE, SO THEY HAVE A 127 BEDS, BUT A 103 OF THE 127 ARE YOUR TYPICAL ALF THAT YOU'RE USED TO.

THE VERY ACTIVE HAVE A LOT OF FAMILY MEMBERS, HAVE GRANDCHILDREN, HAVE GROUP ACTIVITIES OR EVENTS OR IN SUCH AS,

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HOW YOU'RE MENTIONING ABOUT HAVING, I BELIEVE YOU SAID A COMMITTEE OR A WOMEN'S GROUP OR [OVERLAPPING].

>> WE DID, GROW CHAT THERE.

>> GROW CHAT. THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING AND I'LL LET SIMMER SPEAK FOR HER, BUT THAT ISN'T SOMETHING THAT WOULD HAPPEN AT A 100 PERCENT MEMORY CARE FACILITY BECAUSE THESE ARE RESIDENTS THAT ARE VERY SENSITIVE AND WITH DEMENTIA AND ALZHEIMER'S AND HAVING A LOT OF COMMOTION AND ACTIVITY IS GENERALLY NOT SOMETHING THAT IS PROMOTED IN A MEMORY CARE FACILITY THAT'S A 100 PERCENT MEMORY CARE.

YOU WOULD HAVE MORE RESIDENTS.

THIS IS ACTUALLY A SPECIAL PROJECT TO ME BECAUSE PRIOR TO BEING A LAWYER, I WAS A THERAPEUTIC ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR FOR AN ALF.

I HAVE EXPERIENCE IN THIS.

YOU HAVE DIFFERENT LEVELS IN AN ALF, YOU HAVE INDEPENDENT LIVING, YOUR STANDARD OR TYPICAL ASSISTED LIVING, AND THEN YOU HAVE SPECIALIZED CARE, WHICH IS A 100 PERCENT CARE AND A 100 PERCENT SUPERVISION WITH INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE HAVING THE SAME TYPES OF INTERACTION AND CONVERSATION AND DISCUSSION.

IT'S THE VISITORS THAT WOULD COME IN ARE GENERALLY MUCH MORE LIMITED, WILL COME IN AND SPEND A LITTLE BIT OF TIME AND THEN LEAVE.

IT'S NOT WHAT YOU GENERALLY THINK OF IN TERMS OF ASSISTED LIVING AND YOU HAVE A BUNCH OF GRANDCHILDREN ARE COMING IN AND STAYING FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME AND HAVING GROUP EVENTS.

THAT'S NOT WHAT YOU WOULD SEE IN THIS.

>> I DO UNDERSTAND THAT.

HOWEVER, IF YOU HAVE 20 AND STAFF, THAT LEAVES 17 SPACES LEFT, IF YOU HAVE A DOCTOR COME IN, IF YOU HAVE DELIVERIES BEING MADE, AND YOU HAVE AIDS.

I DO BELIEVE PEOPLE IN THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES PROBABLY AT SOME POINT WILL REQUIRE AIDS TO BE THERE.

YOU'RE OUT OF PARKING SPACES FOR VISITORS WHETHER IT'S ONE OR WHETHER IT'S FIVE.

>> THE DOCTORS WERE INCLUDED IN THE COUNT, SO THEY'RE PART OF THAT NUMBER AND THEN DELIVERIES ARE IN THE REAR.

THEY WOULDN'T BE TAKING OUR PARKING SPACE IN THE GENERAL PARKING LOT.

BUT TO YOUR POINT, THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL AIDS THAT MAY COME IN.

BUT IN TERMS OF THE DOCTORS THEY WERE CALCULATED IN THAT.

>> HAVING SAID THAT AND YOU AGREED WITH ME, I THINK RATHER THAN WAIT FOR THE SITUATION TO BE AN ISSUE, WE NEED TO FIND A WAY TO HAVE MORE PARKING SPACES.

THIS IS AN ISSUE FOR ME.

>> I WOULD ADD SOMETHING TO IT.

I'VE BEEN DOING MEMORY CARE FOR PAST NINE YEARS AND NINE YEARS BEFORE COVID OR UNTIL COVID AND EVEN NOW WE OPENING UP MORE.

WE HAD ONE VISITOR IN THE MORNING, ONE VISITOR IN THE AFTERNOON, VERY RARE, TWO IN THE WEEKEND.

MOST OF THE TIME WHEN DEMENTIA OCCUR INTO THE STAGES WHEN THEY DON'T RECOGNIZE THEIR LOVED ONES, IT BREAKS THEIR HEART AND THEY DON'T VISIT AS MUCH AS THEY USED TO IF THERE WOULD BE IN A REGULAR ASSISTED LIVING.

WITH MY EXPERIENCE, I'VE BEEN A REGISTERED NURSE FOR 34 YEARS AND WORK WITH ELDERLY ALL MY LIFE.

HAVING AN EXPERIENCE WITH MEMORY CARE AND RUNNING WITH 38 BED VERSUS 96 BED, IT COULD BE TWO AND A HALF.

I'M COUNTING 7 AND 20 PARKING SPACE WILL BE OCCUPIED INTO THE PICK TIME, WHICH MEANS CHANGING OF THE SHIFTS WHERE BOTH TWO SHIFTS ARE THERE AT THE TIME OR ADMINISTRATION IS THERE AT THE TIME.

ON THE WEEKEND ADMINISTRATIONS ARE NOT THERE.

MOST OF THE TIME THE SHIFT CHANGE HAPPEN 30 MINUTE PERIOD IS A SHIFT CHANGE.

AFTER 30 MINUTES, ONE SHIFT IS GONE AND THE OTHER SHIFT CONTINUES WHERE THE PARKING WOULD BE BETWEEN 8-10 NOT 20.

>> OKAY. I APPRECIATE YOUR EXPERTISE.

>> THANK YOU.

>> I APPRECIATE THAT VERY MUCH.

I'M NOT TRYING TO BE DIFFICULT.

>> NO, I UNDERSTAND. [OVERLAPPING]

>> BUT I HAVE AN ISSUE WITH THE PARKING, I THINK I'VE CONVEYED THAT.

I'M GOING TO STEP BACK AND TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF MY NOTES AND LET SOME OF MY COLLEAGUES.

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>> THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> [NOISE] I KNOW IT'S LATE, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE APPLICANT PRESENTATION.

ALSO, I DIDN'T HEAR WHAT FIRM YOU REPRESENT.

>> GREENSPOON MARDER. I'M A LAND-USE ATTORNEY WITH GREENSPOON MARDER, I WORK FOR DENNIS MELE.

>> OKAY. HOW COME YOU DIDN'T DISCUSS THIS WITH THE COMMISSION PRIOR TO TONIGHT?

>> THERE WASN'T ANY PARTICULAR REASON.

>> OKAY. DO YOU TYPICALLY NOT DISCUSS ITEMS WITH COMMISSIONS BEFORE COMING TO THE EVENING? BECAUSE I THINK A LOT OF OUR QUESTIONS WOULD HAVE BEEN ANSWERED IF WE HAD A DISCUSSION PRIOR TO.

>> YES, I DO. IT JUST DIDN'T HAPPEN THIS TIME.

>> OKAY.

>> THERE WASN'T ANY PARTICULAR REASON NOT TO.

>> SOME OF THE SAME CONCERNS THAT COMMISSIONER PLACKO HAS, I HAVE.

I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS BUT I LIKE TO SEE THE PRESENTATION AND IT'S LATE.

I WOULD LIKE TO TABLE THIS TO THE NEXT MEETING.

BETWEEN THAT TIME, WE COULD HAVE SOME MEETINGS WITH YOU AND THE APPLICANT HAVE SOME DISCUSSIONS, GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROJECT AND ADDRESS SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT COMMISSIONER PLACKO HAS, AND THEN WE CAN HAVE A VOTE ON.

I DON'T KNOW IF THE CONSENSUS IS HERE, BUT THAT'S WHERE I AM ON THIS.

>> IS IT A FORMAL MOTION TO TABLE COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> TIME CERTAIN SHOULD BE THE NEXT COMMISSION MEETING.

>> SECOND.

>> CITY CLERK, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> MAYOR GOMEZ?

>> NO.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES.

>> VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS.

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> YES.

>> THE MOTION PASSES 4-1.

>> GIVE MY REGARDS TO DENNIS MELE.

>> I WILL.

>> MA'AM.

>> YES, [OVERLAPPING] I'M SORRY, [LAUGHTER] MAXINE.

>> CAN WE HAVE THE CITY ATTORNEY, PLEASE, FOR ALL THE ITEMS THAT ARE GOING TO BE CONTINUED TO THE NEXT MEETING, JUST TO READ THOSE ITEMS, INCLUDING THE DATE THAT THE ITEM WILL BE CONTINUED TO.

>> SURE. THE ITEMS ARE ON THE AGENDA 9B TR13616 PARKSIDE MEMORY CARE, ALLOCATION OF BONUS SLEEPING ROOMS. ITEM CTB047 PARKSIDE MEMORY CARE, ALF VARIANCE PARKING.

ITEM DTB048, PARKSIDE MEMORY CARE VARIANTS LANDSCAPE, AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, ITEM E9ETR 13618 PARKSIDE MEMORY CARE MAJOR REVISE SITE PLAN.

ALL OF THOSE ITEMS ARE BEING CONTINUED TO DATE.

>> JULY 14. OUR NEXT COMMISSION MEETING IS JULY 14TH.

>> OKAY. JULY 14TH.

>> CAN I?

>> THANK YOU.

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

THIS MIGHT BE TO MAXINE OR THE APPLICANT.

IS THERE ANYTHING TIMELY THAT HAS TO BE DONE ON THEIR APPLICATION, THAT A THREE WEEK DELAY WILL CAUSE ISSUE TO? [NOISE]

>> NONE FROM THE APPLICANTS.

>> PRESUMABLY NOT FOR THE CITY'S RULES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS PROCESS TOO?

>> NOT FROM STAFF, MA'AM.

>> OKAY. EXCELLENT. I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE OF THAT.

THEN WE WILL SEE YOU IN THREE WEEKS, IF NOT BEFOREHAND FOR DISCUSSIONS INDIVIDUALLY WITH THE COMMISSION.

>> WE'LL GET THOSE SETUP IMMEDIATELY.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. WE'RE NOW

[10.a. Civility and Meeting Decorum (Part 2 of 2)]

MOVING TO ITEM 10A, WHICH WE STARTED PRIOR TO.

AT THAT TIME THERE WAS A MOTION THAT WAS PENDING AND THEN IT WAS REMOVED. VICE MAYOR.

>> I'D LIKE TO GET FULL CONCESSION FROM THE COMMISSION TO DIRECT CITY STAFF BASED ON THE INFORMATION THAT I HAVE SHARED AND THAT I WILL ALSO BE SHARING AS FAR AS THE SPECIFIC ITEMS. COMMISSIONER BOLTON, IS THIS SOMETHING THAT YOU WOULD BE AMENABLE TO AS YOU WOULD SAY?

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>> ARE YOU ASKING THIS FOR A MOTION OR ARE YOU PULLING THE COMMISSION?

>> I'M ASKING EVERY COMMISSIONER AND YOURSELF, MAYOR.

>> YOU'RE PULLING VERSUS ASKING FOR THE MOTION AS YOU HAD THE FIRST TIME?

>> THEN I'LL MAKE A MOTION.

>> COMMISSIONER, GIVE ME ONE SECOND.

CITY ATTORNEY, YOUR LIGHT IS LIT, IS IT?

>> NO.

>> THANK YOU.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON, CAN YOU JUST SAY YES OR NO TO A RETREAT?

>> MAY I RESPOND, MA'AM?

>> YES, PLEASE.

>> THIS IS NOT A YES OR NO ANSWER.

I THINK SOME LIMITED DISCUSSION WOULD HELP FRAME WHATEVER ANSWER WE WOULD GIVE.

>> VICE MAYOR, YOU MIGHT BE BETTER OFF DOING THIS IN THE FORM OF A MOTION IN A SECOND SO WE CAN HAVE DISCUSSION.

>> I'D LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND MAKE A MOTION TO DIRECT CITY STAFF TO MOVE FORWARD WITH A RETREAT SO THAT WE CAN BETTER REPRESENT OUR CITY AS A WHOLE THROUGH A RETREAT.

>> THE RETREAT, IF I RECALL WHAT YOU SAID, WITH A FACILITATOR. IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE REFERRING TO?

>> WITH A FACILITATOR, CORRECT.

>> THERE'S A MOTION ON THE TABLE FOR A RETREAT WITH THE COMMISSION AND THE FACILITATOR AND CITY STAFF, NON CITY STAFF?

>> WITH EVERYONE THAT IS INVOLVED IN THE CITY.

>> EXECUTIVE TEAM?

>> YES.

>> EXECUTIVE TEAM. THAT IS A MOTION WAITING FOR A SECOND.

THE MATTER IS DYING FOR LACK OF A SECOND.

>> OKAY. I CAN JUST FINISH MY ITEM.

>> YOU KNOW WHAT? MAKE YOUR MOTION AGAIN.

>> CAN I FINISH MY ARGUMENT ON MY ITEM?

>> MAYOR, POINT OF ORDER.

THERE WAS AN ITEM THAT I BROUGHT UP.

IT WAS ON THE ATHENIAN OATH.

COMMISSIONER GELIN'S SECOND WAS LATE AND WE SAID THAT THE MOTION DIED AND WE MOVED ON IMMEDIATELY.

I THINK THE VICE MAYOR'S MOTION DIED AND SO WE HAVE TO MOVE ON.

YOU HAVE TO BE CONSISTENT.

>> THAT'S OKAY.

>> THAT'S YOUR INTERPRETATION. THANK YOU FOR YOUR OPINION.

>> I JUST WANT TO BE ABLE TO FINISH WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SAY.

>> GO AHEAD.

>> MY WIFE SPEND HOURS WAITING FOR ME TO GET HOME EVERY NIGHT FOR ABOUT 7-8 MONTHS.

UP TO THE ELECTION TIME UP TO DECEMBER SHE RUBBED MY FEET BECAUSE THEY HURT.

YOUR ARROGANCE OF LAUGHING AND ONLY BECAUSE PERHAPS YOUR WIFE IS DIFFERENT THAN MINE.

>> OH, MY GOD.

>> YOU SAID THE WORD CONCESSION.

I DON'T THINK YOU KNOW THE WORD CONCESSION.

>> STOP. GENTLEMEN, PLEASE STOP.

VICE MAYOR, MAKE YOUR COMMENTS ON YOUR FEELINGS.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO FINISH.

>> MR. GELIN.

>> SHE RUBBED MY BACK.

MY DAUGHTERS ARE HONOR ROLL STUDENTS.

SHE'S A SCHOOL TEACHER.

IF ANYONE HAS A PROBLEM WITH ANY OF US, IT'S DIRECTLY TO US.

WE DO NOT BRING FAMILY.

IT'S VERY UNFORTUNATE THAT WE CANNOT HAVE A RETREAT, THAT WE CANNOT TALK, THAT WE CANNOT HAVE DISCUSSION, THAT WE HAVE TO ARGUE EVERY SINGLE TIME FOR EVERY SINGLE ITEM BECAUSE WE'RE EITHER NOT APPRECIATE EACH OTHER'S VIEWS AND SUPPORT THINGS THAT WE'RE PASSIONATE ABOUT.

BRINGING FAMILY, IT'S VERY SHAMEFUL.

FOR YOU, COMMISSIONER GELIN TO CALL ME WEAK, A PUPPET, AND TO SAY THAT I'M SO WEAK THAT MY WIFE DOES NOT SUPPORT ME, I AM SPEAKING.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON TOLD YOU TO RUN FOR MAYOR, YOU RUN FOR MAYOR.

>> I AM SPEAKING.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON TOLD YOU TO MOVE TO THE [INAUDIBLE].

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN, THIS IS PRECISELY WHAT IS NOT

>> IT'S MY ITEM.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN.

>> IT'S MY ITEM. CONSIDERING THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO WORK.

>> GO AHEAD.

>> CONSIDERING THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO WORK AS A TEAM, THE NEXT TIME THAT ANY ONE'S OUT OF LINE [BACKGROUND]

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN, IF YOU ARE LEAVING PLEASE LEAVE.

COMMENTS ARE NOT NEEDED.

VICE MAYOR HAS THE FLOOR.

>> YOU MIGHT MISS FORMER COMMISSIONER FISHMAN, BUT I'M PRETTY SURE THAT YOUR CONSTITUENTS WILL MISS YOU NEXT YEAR.

>> GENTLEMEN, COME ON. THAT'S ENOUGH.

>> VICE MAYOR.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO FINISH MY COMMENTS.

>> THAT'S ENOUGH.

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>> GO AHEAD WITH YOUR COMMENTS DIRECTED TO HOW YOU FEEL FOR YOUR THINGS, BUT LET'S NOT DO THIS.

>> CONSIDERING THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE A RETREAT, CONSIDERING THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE DISCUSSION TO HASH OUT ISSUES THAT WE MAY HAVE AGAINST EACH OTHER, CALLING EACH OTHER NAMES, SPEAKING ABOUT EACH OTHER'S SPOUSES AND PARTNERS IS INAPPROPRIATE.

CONSIDERING THAT, CITY ATTORNEY, CAN YOU REMIND US WHAT HAPPENS AND CAN WE MAKE A MOTION TO REMOVE A MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION THAT'S OUT OF LINE IN ANY GIVEN MEETING?

>> CITY ATTORNEY?

>> MADAM MAYOR, TO THE QUESTION ASKED BY THE VICE MAYOR, THE RULES OF PROCEDURE DO PROVIDE FOR THE REMOVAL OF ANY INDIVIDUAL, INCLUDING ELECTED OFFICIALS WHO MAY BECOME DISRUPTIVE AND OTHERWISE INHIBIT THE ABILITY OF THIS BODY TO DO THE BUSINESS THAT WE'RE HERE FOR WHICH IS OF THE CITY.

YES, THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION IS THAT THERE IS A PROVISION WITHIN THE RULES OF PROCEDURE THAT ON MAJORITY VOTE DO ALLOW FOR THE REMOVAL OF A DISRUPTIVE MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC OR THE COMMISSION.

>> THANK YOU, CITY MANAGER.

CONSIDERING WHAT OUR CITY ATTORNEY, I'M SORRY, HAS SAID.

THE REST OF US ARE LISTENING UNLIKE COMMISSIONER GELIN.

I'M SURE HE'S GOING TO BE WATCHING THIS BECAUSE I'M GOING TO MAKE SURE THAT HE WATCHES THIS AND IT WILL BE ON AN EMAIL FOR THE RECORD.

WE ARE EITHER GOING TO BE SUPPORTING OUR RESIDENTS OR WE'RE GOING TO BE SUPPORTING EACH OTHER.

WE DO NOT VOTE FOR EACH OTHER.

OUR RESIDENTS VOTE US IN AND WE NEED TO MAKE DECISIONS BASED ON THAT.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO FIGHT AND SPEAK FOR HOURS TO TRY TO CONVINCE ONE ANOTHER ON HOW WE WANT YOU TO VOTE.

>> THE NEXT TIME, THAT ANY OF US, INCLUDING MYSELF, GET OUT OF LINE.

A MOTION WILL BE MADE TO REMOVE THAT MEMBER.

[NOISE] NOT REMOVING THAT MEMBER THAT HAS BEEN WARNED WILL SHOW THE WHOLE ENTIRE CITY THAT WE ARE EITHER REPRESENTING OUR RESIDENTS OR THERE WE ARE COVERING UP FOR OUR COLLEAGUES.

I UNDERSTAND.

>> WELL, JUST YOU'VE HAD YOUR FIVE MINUTES BEFOREHAND.

>> BUT IT'S AWESOME TO PRESENT HER.

AM I MISTAKEN?

>> WELL, YOU PRESENTED PRIOR TO.

PLEASE TRY TO WRAP IT UP BECAUSE THERE ARE COMMENTS THAT NEED TO BE MADE AND IT'LL COME BACK AROUND.

>> I'M DONE.

>> THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

>> THANK YOU. THE FIRST THING IS, FAMILY IS OFF LIMITS.

NOBODY TALKS ABOUT ANYBODY'S HUSBAND, WIFE, ESPECIALLY NOT ANYBODY'S CHILDREN.

I MEAN, THAT'S JUST COMMON COURTESY.

I THINK THAT WOULD BE THE FIRST THING.

VICE MAYOR, JUST SO YOU KNOW, WE HAVE HAD THESE RETREATS IN THE PAST AND THEY HAVE NOT ACCOMPLISHED MUCH.

WHICH IS WHY I WAS A LITTLE BIT TENSE OR SENSITIVE ABOUT DOING THAT AGAIN, GRANTED YOU WERE NOT HERE THEN.

BUT UNLESS WE ALL CAN COME TO SOME COMMON GROUND UNDERSTANDING, THEN IT JUST TURNS INTO ANOTHER SCREAMING MATCH.

SO THAT'S WHERE I'M COMING FROM.

NOW, I REALIZE MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS, I GET THAT.

BUT WHEN I'M ANNOYED, I WILL GO DIRECTLY TO YOU, AND YOU KNOW I'VE COME DIRECTLY TO YOU, AND [NOISE] DONE.

MAYBE THAT COULD BE TRIED.

[BACKGROUND] WE CANNOT BE SITTING UP HERE SCREAMING AT EACH OTHER, CALLING EACH OTHER NAMES, TALKING ABOUT FAMILY.

IT IS DISRESPECTFUL NOT ONLY TO EACH OTHER,

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BUT TO OUR RESIDENTS.

THEY'RE NOT INTERESTED IN SEEING THAT.

THEY DON'T WANT TO SEE US BEHAVE THAT WAY.

THEY WANT US TO DO THE BUSINESS OF THE CITY.

LET'S TRY, IF YOU HAVE AN ISSUE, GO DIRECTLY TO THE PERSON, HASH IT OUT, TALK ABOUT IT AND SAY THIS IS THE WAY I FEEL, THIS WAY YOU FEEL WE CAN AGREE TO DISAGREE, BUT SOMETHING HAS TO CHANGE UP HERE.

>> JUST FOR THE RECORD, THAT WAS OFF THE CAMERAS WITNESSED BY OUR HR DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY WISE, COMMISSIONER BOLTON AND MYSELF, JUST FOR THE RECORD.

>> VICE MAYOR, WE'LL COME BACK AROUND.

BUT I WANT TO HAVE CHAIRS FOR FIVE MINUTES, PLEASE.

>> WE HAVE TO TRY SOMETHING OTHER THAN WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING.

IT SEEMS TO WORK FOR ME.

MAYBE IT IS THE DIFFERENCE OF MEN DEALING DIFFERENTLY THAN WOMEN.

I DON'T KNOW, BUT MAYBE SOMEONE ELSE NEEDS TO BE THE INTERMEDIARY THERE.

I DON'T KNOW, BUT WE CANNOT CONTINUE THIS NONSENSE UP ON THE DAIS.

IT IS EMBARRASSING.

I'M AFRAID TO OPEN THE NEWSPAPER FOR ONCE AGAIN, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THIS WRITTEN UP.

I'M SORRY THAT I COULDN'T GO ALONG WITH YOUR RETREAT.

BUT IT JUST HASN'T WORKED BEFORE.

IT REALLY JUST HASN'T.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE ANSWER IS OTHER THAN IF EVERYBODY JUST ZIPS IT RATHER THAN BITING AT ONE ANOTHER, THEN MAYBE IT WON'T HAPPEN.

WE HAVE TO TRY SOMETHING NEW.

YOU CAN'T KEEP DOING THE SAME THING AND EXPECT A DIFFERENT RESULT.

MAYBE WE TRY THAT.

YOU'RE ANNOYED WITH ME.

RATHER THAN YOU AND I BITING AT EACH OTHER, WE JUST ZIP IT.

MAYBE YOU CAN TRY THAT WITH WHOMEVER ELSE YOU MAY HAVE AN ISSUE.

[NOISE] I DON'T KNOW.

I'M OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS.

>> BUT FOR THE RECORD, I DON'T HAVE NO ISSUES WITH ANYONE AND ACTUALLY FORGIVE TWO COMMISSIONERS THAT HAVE SAID THINGS TO ME AND I HAVE NO GRUDGE.

THIS IS WHY I BROUGHT THIS ITEM FORWARD.

>> OKAY. WE APPRECIATE THAT BECAUSE YOU ARE THE NEWEST ONE HERE AND IT'S EASIER FOR YOU TO DO IT.

I DEFINITELY APPRECIATE THAT.

MAYBE THE IDEA OF A RETREAT IS NOT QUITE WHAT WE NEED, OKAY? I AM OPEN I WILL PARTICIPATE IN ANYTHING THAT WILL BE USEFUL.

BUT WHAT WE'VE DONE IN THE PAST ABSOLUTELY, HAS NOT BEEN.

IT'S MY THREE SENSE.

>> THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER BOLTON. YOU HAVE FIVE MINUTES.

>> I SHARE THE COMMISSIONERS SENTIMENT.

THAT'S WHAT I WAS GOING TO SAY.

WE'VE HAD RETREATS BEFORE.

THE RETREATS SOMEWHAT WORKED, SOMEWHAT HAS NOT WORKED.

THAT IS WHY I DID NOT SUPPORT THE MOTION BECAUSE I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAD A DISCUSSION FIRST AND THEN I WOULD SUPPORT THE MOTION.

THEN I WOULD BRING UP THE FACT THAT WE HAD RETREATS BEFORE AND THAT'S JUST OFF.

JUST TO SHED SOME LIGHT ON THIS, THE MAYOR AND I ARE TWO DIFFERENT PEOPLE.

I THINK BY NOW SHE KNOWS THAT, SHE RECOGNIZES THAT.

WE JUST HAVE A DIFFERENCE IN HOW WE VIEW THINGS AND HOW WE VIEW THE WORLD, I GUESS.

I'VE MADE IT MY POINT OF DUTY TO COMPLIMENT HER AND ASK FOR MEETINGS SOMETIMES AND SOMETIMES THAT COMES OFF DISINGENUOUS.

BUT AGAIN, I'VE TRIED AND WE ARE NOT ENEMIES AND WE'RE NOT [LAUGHTER] BEST BUDDIES, RIGHT? BUT I THINK AT THE END OF THE DAY, WE TRY TO GET THINGS DONE.

FOR THE MOST PART, WE DO.

COMMISSIONER GELIN AND I, WE'RE ON OPPOSITE SIDES OF THE VOTES A LOT OF TIMES.

IF YOU CHECK THE RECORD, HE VOTES NO, I VOTE NO.

WE DON'T ALWAYS AGREE AND WE DON'T HANG OUT.

BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY,

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I UNDERSTAND HIS PERSONALITY AND HE UNDERSTANDS ME.

I'VE ALWAYS SAID THAT COMMISSIONER PLACKO UNDERSTOOD ME FROM THE VERY FIRST DAY THAT I WALKED IN THIS PLACE.

YOU NEED A SHOULDER TO CRY ON SOMETIMES BECAUSE THIS CAN GET HARD.

SHE WAS THERE FOR ME IN THAT REGARD.

WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT, WE'RE HERE FOR RESONANCE VERSUS COLLEAGUES AND THAT'S STUFF, THAT'S NOT NECESSARILY FAIR TO SAY BECAUSE SHE ALSO HAS HER OWN MIND.

SHE NEVER VOTES THE SAME WAY ALL THE TIME AND THAT'S OKAY.

I JUST THINK WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT ALL OF US ARE FIGHTING FOR OUR DISTRICT, AS THE MAYOR WOULD SAY, ADVOCATING FOR OUR DISTRICT.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, THE FIGHTS AREN'T PERSONAL.

WE'RE JUST ADVOCATING FOR WHAT OUR RESIDENTS WANT.

>> MY CONFESSION AND MY PART IN THIS, THE LAST RETREAT THAT WE DID, VICE MAYOR, YOU OBVIOUSLY WEREN'T HERE.

BUT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE DISCUSSED IN THAT RETREAT WHEN COMMISSIONER FISHMAN WAS UNDER DAIS WAS A COMMISSIONER WAS THAT WE WOULD NOT SUPPORT OTHER PEOPLE IN ELECTIONS.

WE WOULD STAY OUT OF PEOPLE'S ELECTIONS.

QUITE FRANKLY, MY FAULT, BECAUSE I OVERSTEPPED THAT RULE AND I SUPPORTED YOU.

COMMISSIONER FISHMAN IS NOT HERE ON THE DAIS TODAY BECAUSE I BROKE THAT RULE.

I KNOW AND YOU KNOW THAT IF I HAD FOLLOWED THAT RULE, MAYBE THERE WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN A GALEN VERSUS VILLALOBOS RIGHT NOW.

MY FAULT. I'VE ZIPPED IT, WHEN WE WERE VIRTUAL, THERE ARE TIMES WHEN YOU BATTERED IN POINT OF CLARIFICATION, THAT'S THE [INAUDIBLE] AND I KEPT SILENT.

I'VE TRIED THE ZIP IT METHOD.

BUT YOU WENT ADDED AND ADDED AND ADDED.

GIVE ME ONE MORE MINUTE.

I'VE TRIED WITH WHAT COMMISSIONER PLACKO HAS SAID.

YOU AND I THOUGHT, JUST AS HUMAN BEINGS, AS INDIVIDUALS AND WE AGREED TO BE CIVIL AND BE RESPECTFUL TO EACH OTHER, BUT THE VERY SAME NIGHT, WE DISRESPECTED EACH OTHER, AND I'M NOT POINTING FINGERS AT YOU, I'M PUTTING MYSELF IN IT.

BECAUSE AT SOME POINT I SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE TOO.

IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT ME, IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT YOU, IT'S ABOUT ALL OF US.

WHEN WE GET TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS NOT A PERSONAL THING, IT IS JUST A CITY THING, THEN WE WILL GET TO THE PLACE THAT WE NEED TO GET.

THE THE ISSUE WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY, I WAS FIGHTING FOR MY DISTRICT.

WE GOT HEATED, BUT I WAS FIGHTING FOR MY DISTRICT.

EVERY TIME I FIGHT HERE, IT IS FOR MY DISTRICT.

NEVER EVER PERSONAL.

WITH THAT SAID, COMMISSIONER FISHMAN IS HERE TONIGHT AND I'M MAN ENOUGH TO APOLOGIZE TO HER FOR OVERSTEPPING MY BOUNDARIES WITH SUPPORTING SOMEBODY ELSE TO BE HERE.

THAT'S JUST MY THING.

I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST YOU, VICE MAYOR.

>> TIME IS UP.

>> TIME IS UP.

>> THIRTY MORE SECONDS. I'VE ALWAYS JUST FOUGHT FOR MY DISTRICT AND FOUGHT FOR WHAT IS RIGHT.

EVERYONE WATCHES OUR COMMISSION MEETINGS AND THEY THINK THAT WE'RE THE LAUGHING STOCK. I'VE HEARD THAT.

I'VE TRIED TO BE [OVERLAPPING] PROFESSIONAL AND I'M WILLING TO SEE THAT HAPPEN.

BUT IT ALSO REQUIRES YOU VICE MAYOR.

TEN SECONDS. IN YOUR PRESENTATION YOU ALSO TAUNTED COMMISSIONER GELIN, YOU USE SAID THAT HE'S WATCHING THE BASKETBALL GAMES.

[04:50:04]

>> [OVERLAPPING] THIS IS NOT NECESSARY.

>> YOU HAVE TO TAKE HEAT TOO, [OVERLAPPING] IT'S ALL OF US.

>> OKAY. WE'RE DONE.

I'M GOING TO SPEAK NOW. MY TURN.

>> [OVERLAPPING] IT'S THE BEST DISCUSSION WE'VE HAD IN A WHILE.

>> MY TURN. I AGREE, BUT AT THE SAME TOKEN, IF I'M ONLY GIVING FIVE MINUTES FOR EVERYBODY, THIS IS NOT THE RETREAT THAT WAS ASKED FOR. NOT AT THIS TIME.

WE HAVE HAD RETREATS.

YES, WE HAVE. WE HAVE HAD FACILITATORS COME IN.

WE HAVE SIGNED PAPERWORK, IT WAS FEBRUARY 5, 2019, AND WE ALL AGREE THAT WE WOULD BEHAVE.

I APPRECIATE COMMISSIONER BOLTON ACCEPTING RESPONSIBILITY TODAY FOR SOME OF THE ACTIONS THAT HAVE CAUSED SOME OF THE ISSUES, ONE OF WHICH WAS AN AGREEMENT THAT OBVIOUSLY WENT OUT OF WHACK WHEN IT WASN'T UPHELD ABOUT NOT SUPPORTING CANDIDATES.

WE'RE NOT HERE RIGHT NOW TO GO THROUGH ALL THAT.

MY THING IS WE'VE TRIED IT, I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM TRYING AGAIN, BUT AS YOU SEE, THERE ARE FOUR PEOPLE HERE.

MY PROBLEM OF TRYING AGAIN IS NOT HAVING FIVE PEOPLE ACTUALLY TRYING.

AT THE LAST WORKSHOP THAT WE HAD THIS RETREAT IN 2019, ONE COMMISSIONER BLATANTLY SAID, "I'M NOT FOLLOWING WHAT YOU PEOPLE ARE SAYING.

I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU AGREE TO." THAT DOESN'T MAKE A WELL BODIED COMMISSION WORKING TOGETHER FOR THE COMMON GOOD, IF YOU ALREADY HAVE SOMEBODY WHO'S BASICALLY TELLING YOU, "STAND OFF." THE PERSONAL ATTACKS THAT ARE MADE ON THIS DAIS HAVE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH ADVOCACY FOR OUR RESIDENTS, THEY'RE PERSONAL ATTACKS.

YOU DON'T NEED PERSONAL ATTACKS IN ORDER TO MAKE YOUR POINT ACROSS.

IF I DON'T WANT TO SAY YES TO AN ITEM, THEN I SAY WHY I DON'T WANT THE ITEM.

I DON'T SAY WHO ELSE IS SUPPORTING OF IT OR WHO ELSE IS NOT [NOISE] SUPPORTING OF IT.

I DON'T CARE IS ABOUT THE ITEM.

THAT'S THE WAY THIS WHOLE THING SHOULD BE.

WE HAVE OUR CODE OF ETHICS.

WE HAVE TRIED TO ENFORCE THEM.

I'M SORRY, COMMISSION, BUT OVER THE PAST FIVE MONTHS PRIOR TO THE NEW CITY ATTORNEY, YOU ALL CHANGED MY ABILITY TO ENFORCE CERTAIN THINGS AND DEAL WITH DECORUM TO MAKING A COMMISSION-BASE.

WHERE WE WILL NOT HAVE FOUR AUTHORITY OR FOUR PEOPLE WHO CAN ACTUALLY SAY, "YES, WE'RE GOING TO DO A MOTION TO GET RID OF SOMEBODY." SOME OF THE POWERS THAT I USED TO HAVE AS MAYOR, THIS COMMISSION DISSEMBLED.

DO I THINK WE NEED TO LOOK AT ALL THAT HAD HAPPENED OVER THE PAST FIVE MONTHS AND HAVE THAT REVISITED, AND HAS SOME OF OUR RULES STRENGTHENED THAT WOULD ALLOW IF WE'RE NOT BEHAVING OURSELVES WITH PROPER DECORUM SO THERE COULD BE A FINE, MAYBE THAT WOULD HELP US.

I KNOW IT HELPS ANOTHER CITY.

THEY HAVE THAT IN THEIR RECORDS.

MAYBE WE NEED TO BE LOOKING AT THAT AND REDO OUR PROCEDURES AND OUR POLICIES BECAUSE I THOUGHT WE WERE DOING THAT BEFOREHAND, BUT IT WOUND UP BEING A COMPLETE DISARRAY.

IF WE AS INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE SITTING HERE ARE NOT WILLING TO CROSS TALK OVER ONE ANOTHER, IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT WE SAY UNLESS WE HAVE SOME FINE, WHICH IS A SHAME BECAUSE WE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO FINE ONE ANOTHER TO BE PROPER HUMAN BEINGS, CONDUCTING OURSELVES IN A MANNER WHICH OUR RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULD BE DOING HERE.

WE ARE HELD TO A HIGHER STANDARD AND IT IS A SHAME THAT WE'RE NOT HOLDING OURSELVES INDIVIDUALLY TO THAT HIGHER STANDARD.

BASICALLY, I AM TIRED OF THE POLITICS, I AM TIRED OF THE POLITICAL BACKSTABBING, AND I WOULD SUPPORT A RETREAT, AS I SAID, PROVIDED THAT THIS COMMISSION, IF WE DO A MOTION FOR IT, MAKES IT ABUNDANTLY CLEAR THAT IF THERE ARE THREE DATES PROVIDED THAT OUR STAFF HAS LOOKED AT TO SEE THAT OUR CALENDARS ARE CLEAR, THEN WE WILL SHOW UP, AND THERE WILL BE NO, "OOPS," AND, "I CAN'T SHOW UP." WE HAD TO DO WITH OUR BUDGET MEETING AND PUSH OUR BUDGET MEETING BACK FOUR TIMES BECAUSE ALL OF A SUDDEN SOMEBODY'S CALENDAR DOES NOT WORK.

WE ARE HERE TO DO OUR JOB.

WE TALK ABOUT IT BEING MORE FULL-TIME THAN NOT, THEN OUR REQUIREMENT IN OUR RESPONSIBILITY IS TO BE HERE AND AVAILABLE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE CITY THAT WE SERVE.

THOSE ARE MY COMMENTS.

VICE MAYOR, YOU WISH TO SPEAK AGAIN?

>> THIS THE LAST THING I'M SAYING.

I WON'T BE BULLIED BY ANYONE.

COMMISSIONER GELIN COMING UP BEHIND ME, IS A THREAT.

NOBODY WALKS BEHIND ANYBODY'S SCREAMING.

I FIND THAT VERY OFFENSIVE AND VERY THREATENING FOR THE RECORD.

>> [NOISE] ATTORNEY, IS THERE A RAMIFICATION FOR WHAT A COMMISSIONER CAN DO IF ONE FEELS THREATENED?

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>> ANY COMMISSIONER, IF THEY FEEL THAT THEY'VE BEEN THREATENED, THEY CAN FILE A REPORT WITH THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES.

THEN THIS CASE, PROBABLY POTENTIALLY THE BROWARD SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR POTENTIAL INVESTIGATION.

THEY CAN ALSO SEEK, ALTHOUGH IT'S AN EXTREME REMEDY, I HAVE SEEN IT WHERE ONE ELECTED OFFICIAL HAS SOUGHT RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST ANOTHER ELECTED OFFICIAL.

IT'S NOT NECESSARILY SUCCESSFUL MOST OF THE TIME, BUT I HAVE SEEN IN SOME CITIES WHERE THAT HAS HAPPENED OR ATTEMPTED TO HAPPEN.

I WOULD STATE AGAIN WHAT I HAVE STATED ON THE NUMBER OF OCCASIONS AND I HEAR ALL OF YOU TALKING ABOUT IT.

BUT I THINK THAT AS THE PARLIAMENTARIAN, AND I'M HERE TO ASSIST YOU ALL AND TO MAKE MYSELF AVAILABLE IN ANY FORM OR FASHION THAT YOU ALL DEEM APPROPRIATE, BOTH AS A GROUP OR INDIVIDUALLY, IS RESPECT FOR EACH OTHER AND TREAT EACH OTHER WITH CIVILITY, NOT PERSONALIZE THE DISCUSSION.

I UNDERSTAND THAT SOMETIMES THAT MAY BE DIFFICULT WHEN ONE OF YOU ALL FEELS AGGRIEVED BY ANOTHER.

BUT THE CURRENT RULES AS EXISTS TODAY DO PROVIDE FOR AND DO SAY THAT EACH MEMBER SHOULD RESPECT THE OTHER AND NOT PERSONALIZE THE DISCUSSION.

ALL I CAN DO IS CONTINUE TO REPEAT THAT.

IN AN ATTEMPT AND I HOPE THAT EVENTUALLY IT'LL REGISTER WITH ALL OF YOU AND AND WE CAN GET TO THE BUSINESS OF THE CITY.

>> MY POINT OF SAYING THAT IS THAT FOR NEXT TIME THAT ANY OF US BULLIES A CITY ATTORNEY OR A CITY STAFF, OR CITY MANAGER, ONE OF US, I WILL BE MAKING A MOTION TO REMOVE THAT PERSON.

WE'RE ALL GOING TO HAVE TO SHOW FACE TO OUR RESIDENTS.

THAT'S MY POINT OF SAYING THAT.

THAT INCLUDES DINGING EACH OTHER AND RIDICULOUS REMARKS.

IT'S UNNECESSARY.

>> THANK YOU, VICE MAYOR. IF THERE'S NOTHING FURTHER, THERE IS NO ONE ELSE WISHING TO SPEAK.

THERE'S NO OTHER MOTIONS PENDING.

I WISH EVERYBODY IS SAFE DRIVE HOME.

IT IS CURRENTLY 12:17.

THIS MEETING IS ADJOURNED.

WE'LL SEE YOU IN THREE WEEKS.

BEFORE THAT, WE WILL SEE YOU AT THE ALL AMERICAN FIREWORKS ON JULY 2ND AT THE SPORTS COMPLEX.

GOODNIGHT, EVERYBODY. THANK YOU.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.