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GOOD MORNING, EVERYBODY, AND WELCOME TO OUR WORKSHOP.

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IT IS JULY SEVEN AT 11 A.M.

AND WE ARE HERE FOR A BUDGET MEETING.

CITY CLERK LUIS CALDERON.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, COMMISSIONER.

BOLTON.

MR. PLACKO, GOOD MORNING, MR. GELIN, VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS.

GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE, AND MAYOR GOMEZ, GOOD MORNING.

IF WE CAN ALL STAND FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, I'LL DO THAT BY COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

AND IF WE CAN HAVE EVERYONE'S REMAIN STANDING FOR A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR THE VICTIMS FAMILIES AND EVERYONE AFFECTED BY SURFSIDE AND FOR THE FAMILY IN HAITI FOR THE ASSASSINATION OF HAITI'S PRESIDENT, JUVENILE IS.

AND IT SEEMS LIKE IT STANDS ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE.

THANK YOU, EVERYONE.

AS WE ALL KNOW, THERE IS A LOT TO GO THROUGH TODAY, SO AND WE HAVE A HARD STOP AT FIVE.

SO IF WE CAN PLEASE KEEP IN MIND WE WILL NOT BE DOING FIVE MINUTES FOR EVERY COMMISSIONER, COMMISSIONER PERSON ON THE COMMISSION WHO WISHES TO SPEAK.

WE'RE GOING TO ASK EVERYBODY TO WRITE THEIR QUESTIONS DOWN AND WE'RE GOING TO LET THE PRESENTERS FINISH THEIR PRESENTATION BEFORE QUESTIONS WILL BE ASKED.

TODAY IS SOLELY ABOUT THE BUDGET.

IT IS NOT ABOUT FUTURE STRATEGIC PLANNING.

AND I'M GOING TO ASK THE PRESENTERS, CITY STAFF AND THE CITY MANAGER THAT IF WE SHOULD STEP OFF THE TRACK THAT YOU PLEASE PUT US BACK ON, IT'S OK.

IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE GET THROUGH THE BUDGET TODAY BECAUSE WE HAVE AN IMPORTANT TIME FRAME ON THIS.

AND AT THIS POINT, I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO THE CITY MANAGER.

SO PLEASE LET THE RECORD REFLECT THAT COMMISSIONER, BOLTON AND GUNN ARE IN ATTENDANCE.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

EVERYBODY WANTS TO PROMOTE.

SO THIS MORNING, WE'RE GOING TO START OUR.

SO THIS MORNING, WE'RE GOING TO BEGIN OUR FORMAL DISCUSSIONS ABOUT WHAT THE

[1. City Manager's Opening Remarks]

FISCAL YEAR, TWENTY, TWENTY TWO BUDGET WILL LOOK LIKE JUST JUST FOR EVERYONE'S INFORMATION.

THIS MEETING, OBVIOUSLY, IT IS AN OFFICIAL MEETING.

IT'S ON THE RECORD.

IT'S BEING STREAMED THIS MORNING.

SO WHEN YOU SPEAK, NO SMILE AND WAVE TO ALL THE FOLKS THAT ARE WATCHING OUT THERE.

A LOT, YOU KNOW, A LOT GOES WE WERE JUST TALKING BEFORE THE MEETING STARTED ABOUT HOW MUCH WORK GOES INTO THE BUDGET EVERY YEAR AND HOW MUCH WORK JEFF STREETER AND HIS STAFF DO TO GET US A BUDGET THAT MAKES SENSE AND THAT WORKS FOR THE COMMUNITY AND WORKS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF OUR RESIDENTS.

AND THIS YEAR IS CERTAINLY NO DIFFERENT.

SO I WANTED TO START THIS MORNING BY THANKING JEFF, THANKING MELISSA, THANKING MIKE, AND, OF COURSE, THANKING OUR FINANCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR, CHRISTINE CAJUSTE, WITH HER GUIDING HAND IN THIS PROCESS AS WELL FOR GETTING US TO THIS POINT TODAY.

AND SO WITH THAT, WE'LL GET STARTED.

[2. Overview of FY2022 Proposed Budget]

YOU YOU CAN SEE THE AGENDA, OBVIOUSLY, WE'RE GOING TO DO AN OVERVIEW OF THE PROPOSED BUDGET MILLAGE RATE, INCLUDING THE FORECASTS FOR TWENTY TWENTY TWO, TWENTY TWENTY THREE AND TWENTY TWENTY FOUR.

AND AS USUAL, YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR FROM THE DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS REGARDING THEIR PROPOSED BUDGETS AND WHAT'S NEW FOR TWENTY, TWENTY TWO AND BEYOND.

WE'VE DONE OUR BEST UNDERSTANDING, SOME TIME CONSTRAINTS TO STREAMLINE THE PRESENTATIONS.

SO YOU'RE NOT GOING TO SEE NECESSARILY AS MUCH OF THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND THINGS FROM THE DEPARTMENTS THIS YEAR.

WE'RE REALLY GOING TO BE FOCUSED ON THE BUDGET AND AND THE FUTURE.

AND SO WITH THAT, WE'LL GET STARTED.

AH, AH, TWENTY TWENTY TWO PROPOSED BUDGET IS IS TRULY A STATUS QUO BUDGET AND AND WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? SO IT MEANS MUCH AS WE DISCUSSED LAST YEAR, OUR ENTERPRISE FUNDS, OUR WATER, OUR SEWER, OUR STORM WATER, OUR BUILDING DEPARTMENT, THE ENTERPRISE

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FUNDS THAT WE HAVE, THOSE FUNDS REMAIN STRONG.

WE'VE WE'VE MANAGED THOSE FUNDS CONTINUE TO MANAGE THOSE FUNDS WELL THROUGH THE PANDEMIC.

AS YOU KNOW, WE WE WE STEMMED OUR WATER SHUT OFFS FOR DELINQUENT WATER CUSTOMERS FOR MORE THAN A YEAR NOW.

WE CONTINUE TO MONITOR THAT LITERALLY ON A DAILY AND WEEKLY BASIS TO BE SURE THAT THAT'S NOT GETTING OUT OF HAND.

AND AT SOME POINT, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO RESUME THE SHUT OFF OF DELINQUENT WATER ACCOUNTS.

MOST OF THE OTHER CITIES AROUND US HAVE ALREADY DONE THAT, BUT WE CONTINUE TO TRY TO BE AS COMPASSIONATE AS WE CAN WITH IT AND MONITOR IT TO TO A POINT WHERE IT'S IT'S CONTINUING TO BE ALL RIGHT.

BUT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE SOME DECISIONS TO MAKE HERE IN THE IN THE NEAR FUTURE REGARDING THAT.

BUT THE ENTERPRISE FUNDS REMAIN STRONG AND THE WORK BEING DONE IN THOSE DEPARTMENTS AND DIVISIONS CONTINUES TO BE VERY, VERY GOOD WORK.

AND YOU'LL SEE THAT REFLECTED IN SOME OF THE CAPITAL PROJECTS IN THE BUDGET, FOCUSED ON MAINTAINING OUR INFRASTRUCTURE AND BEING SURE THAT WE'RE ABLE TO PROVIDE THOSE SERVICES TO OUR RESIDENTS ON AN ONGOING BASIS AT THE HIGHEST QUALITY POSSIBLE.

OUR GENERAL FUND IS AGAIN CHALLENGED THIS YEAR FROM A REVENUE PERSPECTIVE.

YOU'LL RECALL THAT IN FISCAL YEAR TWENTY TWENTY ONE, THE THE GENERAL FUND WAS CHALLENGED PRETTY SIGNIFICANTLY WITH A SEVEN AND ALMOST A SEVEN AND A HALF MILLION DOLLAR REVENUE LOSS THAT HAD TO BE CONTENDED WITH.

MUCH OF THAT REVENUE LOSS WAS MADE UP IN TERMS OF DELAYING CAPITAL PROJECTS.

WE BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE SOME OPPORTUNITIES THIS YEAR TO GET THE CAPITAL PLAN BACK ON TRACK AND TO START THAT ANEW.

BUT THE GENERAL FUND, AS YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THROUGH THE PRESENTATIONS TODAY, REMAINS CHALLENGED FROM A REVENUE STANDPOINT.

THIS THIS FISCAL YEAR, TWENTY TWENTY TWO BUDGET, IT DOES INCORPORATE ALL THE DECISIONS THAT YOU MADE IN TWENTY TWENTY ONE.

SO EVERYTHING THAT YOU'VE APPROVED THUS FAR AND TWENTY, TWENTY ONE IS INCORPORATED IN THIS BUDGET THAT INCLUDES THINGS LIKE EVENT COSTS, PERSONNEL COSTS, BENEFIT CHANGES, COVID IMPACTS.

ALL OF THESE THINGS HAVE BEEN ABSORBED INTO THE PROPOSED BUDGET AND ARE PRESENT, AS YOU HAVE APPROVED, THAT ALL OF OUR OPERATIONAL IMPACTS, THE THINGS THAT WE'VE ABSORBED THROUGH THE PANDEMIC AND WE'VE ABSORBED THIS FISCAL YEAR, HAVE BEEN ACCOUNTED FOR IN THIS BUDGET GOING FORWARD.

AND SO IF IF IT HAPPENED AND WE AGREED TO DO IT FOR THE LAST 18 MONTHS, IT'S IN THE BUDGET AS IT WAS DIRECTED BY THE MAYOR AND THE CITY COMMISSION.

ARE OUR GENERAL FUND BUDGET THIS YEAR, IT ONLY IN CORPORATE INCORPORATES FOUR NEW POSITIONS THAT WE'LL DISCUSS THROUGHOUT THE BUDGET PRESENTATIONS TODAY.

IT ALSO INCORPORATES FOUR NEW EVENTS THAT WE'LL TALK ABOUT DURING THE DURING THE PRESENTATIONS TODAY.

BUT THAT'S REALLY IT.

AS I SAID, IT'S A STATUS QUO BUDGET GOING FORWARD.

AND SO.

WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE BUDGET AND WE TALK ABOUT WHAT SOME OF THE CHALLENGES AND CONCERNS ARE, TAXATION ISSUES ARE OUR CONCERN AGAIN FOR TWENTY TWENTY TWO, AS ARE OTHER THINGS, WE'VE GOT OUR MILITARY PROPOSED AT THE CURRENT MILITARY, WHICH IS SEVEN POINT TWO EIGHT NINE NINE MILS.

AND WITH THAT, THE GENERAL FUND CONTINUES TO STRUGGLE FOR REVENUES.

WHEN WE LOOK AT THE EXPENSES FOR THE THINGS THAT THAT YOU WANT TO DO, THAT THE STAFF IS IS PROPOSING AND THAT THE COMMUNITY IS EXPECTING.

SO OUR TWENTY TWENTY ONE REVENUE LOSS WAS SEVEN POINT EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS.

AND AS YOU KNOW, WE WE STRUGGLED WITH THAT, BUT WE WERE ABLE TO GET THROUGH.

WE WERE ABLE TO MANAGE.

WE WERE ABLE TO MAINTAIN A LEVEL OF SERVICE, EVEN WITH THAT REVENUE LOSS, PRIMARILY BY PUTTING OFF CAPITAL PROJECTS THAT WERE FUNDED IN THE GENERAL FUND AND FROM RESERVES.

UNFORTUNATELY, WE'RE NOT CLOSE TO RECOVERING THAT SEVEN POINT EIGHT DOLLARS MILLION ON A RECURRING BASIS.

THERE'S SOME REASONS FOR THAT.

NUMBER ONE, THE STATE SHARED REVENUES HAVEN'T HAVEN'T REALLY REBOUNDED THE WAY THAT THEY HAVE.

AS EVERYONE IS AWARE OF, PROPERTY VALUES HAVE CONTINUED TO INCREASE PRETTY SIGNIFICANTLY.

BUT FOR TAXPAYERS THAT ARE HOMESTEADED IN THEIR PROPERTIES THERE AND TERM REVENUE INCREASES ARE CAPPED AT ONE POINT FOUR PERCENT UNDER SAVE OUR HOMES LEGISLATION, THAT'S HOW WE PROTECT OUR TAXPAYERS ON AN ON AN ANNUAL BASIS IN TERMS OF NOT BEING TAXED OUT OF THEIR HOMES.

THAT'S IMPORTANT BECAUSE WHILE OUT OF THE LOREM REVENUE GROWS AT A VERY, VERY LOW RATE BECAUSE OF THE SAVE OUR HOMES PROTECTION, THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX AND

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INFLATION IS PEGGED RIGHT NOW AT ABOUT FIVE PERCENT.

AND SO WE'RE GOING TO BE WE'RE GOING TO BE CHALLENGED GOING FORWARD, NOT ONLY WITH REVENUE NOT BEING WHAT IT NEEDS TO BE, BUT EXPENSES AND COSTS ARE GOING TO INCREASE SIGNIFICANTLY.

AND I KNOW THAT EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS THAT BECAUSE YOU'RE ALL SEEING THAT PERSONALLY IN YOUR OWN LIVES, WHETHER IT'S YOUR HOMEOWNER'S INSURANCE OR YOUR CAR INSURANCE OR YOUR TRIPS TO THE GROCERY STORE AND THE INCREASE IN THE COST OF THINGS LIKE FOOD, YOU KNOW, THERE'S NO SOLUTION FOR THAT OTHER THAN WE HAVE TO MANAGE IT.

CONSTRUCTION IS ANOTHER CONCERN GOING FORWARD.

CONSTRUCTION HAS SURPASSED FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS A SQUARE FOOT, WHICH IS SIGNIFICANT.

YOU KNOW THAT THAT'S GOING TO REMAIN A CHALLENGE NOT JUST FOR US, BUT FOR EVERYONE, ANYONE WHO'S INVOLVED IN CONSTRUCTION RIGHT NOW, WHETHER THAT'S THE CONSTRUCTION OF HOMES, COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS, PARKS, ANYTHING THAT WE'RE BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION COSTS HAVE SHOT THROUGH THE ROOF.

AND THEN LASTLY, UNDER SOME OF THESE CONCERNS IS OUR FUND BALANCE MANAGEMENT FUND.

BALANCE MANAGEMENT HAS BEEN CRUCIAL FOR US.

WE'VE DONE VERY WELL WITH IT.

IT REMAINS SOMETHING THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO REMAIN FOCUSED ON IN FISCAL YEAR 20, 20 TO.

YOU KNOW, OUR CAPITAL PROJECTS STATE THEY CONTINUE TO HAVE FUNDING CHALLENGES, WE'RE WORKING HARD TO GET THEM BACK ON TRACK.

YOU'LL RECALL LAST YEAR YOU MADE DECISIONS TO DEFER ANY NUMBER OF CAPITAL PROJECTS BECAUSE OF REVENUE LOSS.

THOSE PROJECTS ARE NOW THE FIRST PROJECTS TO BE BROUGHT BACK.

AND WE ARE LOOKING TO INCORPORATE SOME OF THE PROJECTS THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON THE TABLE FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR AND SOME NEW NEEDS THAT HAVE ARISEN INTO THE CAPITAL PLAN SO THAT WE CAN GET THAT PLAN BACK ON TRACK AND WE CAN SHOW THE COMMUNITY THAT, YOU KNOW, THE TAXES THAT THEY PAY AND THAT THE MONEY THEY SPEND HERE IS IS WELL SPENT AND IT'S WELL INVESTED BY THE CITY.

SO WE'RE WORKING TO BRING THOSE BACK ALONG WITH SOME NEW OPPORTUNITIES WITH WITH THE BUDGET IN ORDER TO BALANCE THE GENERAL FUND FUND BALANCE TRANSFERS CONTINUE TO BE REQUIRED.

THAT'S NOT UNUSUAL.

WE DO THAT EVERY YEAR IT'S PLANNED FOR.

IT'S WHY WE MAINTAIN THE HEALTHY RESERVES THAT THAT WE MAINTAIN.

WE ALSO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY THIS YEAR THAT IS UNIQUE.

WE'LL HAVE IT, I BELIEVE, FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR AND FOR NEXT YEAR.

BUT THE CITY'S DUE TO GET TEN POINT EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS OF AMERICAN RESCUE FUNDS COMING IN.

THESE FUNDS ARE ARE CERTAINLY AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US.

THEY ARE NOT THEY'RE NOT A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM LONG TERM, BUT THEY ARE CERTAINLY AN OPPORTUNITY IN THE SHORT TERM TO TO TRULY GET OUR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN BACK ON TRACK AND TO BEGIN TO DO THOSE PROJECTS SOONER THAN LATER, MUCH SOONER THAN IF WE WEREN'T RECEIVING THESE FUNDS TO SERVE AS A CATALYST FOR FOR THOSE IMPROVEMENTS.

AND ONE OF THE WAYS THAT WE'LL TALK WITH YOU ABOUT HOW TO HANDLE THAT IS UTILIZING PUBLIC SAFETY PAYROLL TO MAKE THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN MORE ROBUST FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR AND FOR NEXT YEAR.

AND AS I SAID, THE AMERICAN RESCUE FUNDS, THEY'RE NOT FREE AND CLEAR FUNDS.

THEY COME WITH SOME STRINGS ATTACHED.

CHRISTINE AND JEFF, WE'LL TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT THOSE STRINGS ARE AND ABOUT HOW WE USE THOSE FUNDS TO OUR MAXIMUM BENEFIT.

SO WE'LL LOOK FORWARD TO THAT IN TERMS OF THE DISCUSSION.

SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER, YOU KNOW, AS AS WE'VE DEVELOPED THE BUDGET AND AS WE LOOK AT THIS BUDGET AND FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL FISCAL YEARS GOING FORWARD, WE ARE TRULY NOW BEGINNING TO SEE THE BENEFITS OF NEW AND REDEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE COMMUNITY.

THAT NEW DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT IS REALLY BEGINNING TO DEMONSTRATE REAL VALUE.

THIS YEAR WE HAVE SEVENTY NINE MILLION DOLLARS IN NEW TAXABLE DEVELOPMENT ON OUR TAX ROLLS FOR FISCAL YEAR TWENTY TWENTY TWO.

NOW, WHAT MAKES THAT SIGNIFICANT? FORTY FOUR MILLION DOLLARS OF THAT.

SEVENTY NINE MILLION DOLLARS WAS THE FIRST PHASE OF TAMARAC VILLAGE.

ALL RIGHT, THERE ARE THERE ARE PHASE TWO, PHASE THREE OF TAMARAC VILLAGE ON THE HORIZON.

THERE'S ALSO THE EDEN WEST PROJECT, THE BAILIE ROAD PROJECT, AND THERE'S REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN THROUGHOUT THE CITY.

AND THERE'S SOME NEW DEVELOPMENT THAT WILL BE COMING ONTO THE TAX ROLLS AND OUR COMMERCE PARK.

AND SO WHY IS THAT IMPORTANT? WELL, AS FAR AS REDEVELOPMENT SPREADS ACROSS THE CITY, IT'S GOING TO HELP US AND ASSIST US IN IN TERMS OF BALANCING THE BUDGET AND CONTINUING TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THE LEVEL OF SERVICE THAT WE'VE BEEN PROVIDING UP TO THIS POINT.

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THAT ALL LEADS US TO THE CONCLUSION THAT TAMARAC CONTINUES TO BE ONE OF THE BEST VALUES IN BROWARD COUNTY AS FAR AS A CITY TO LIVE IN.

YOU KNOW, WE WE TALK ABOUT THE MILITARY AND AGAIN, IT'S IT'S PROPOSED AT SEVEN POINT TWO EIGHT NINE NINE MILLS.

THAT'S THE CURRENT CURRENT MILITARY AS IT'S PROPOSED.

IT'S THE HIGHEST RATE IN THE COUNTY.

NOW, WE TALK A LOT ABOUT THAT.

WE HAVE TRIED TO REFOCUS THAT CONVERSATION, PARTICULARLY WITH PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY, ABOUT WHAT WHAT I THINK IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE MILITARY, AND THAT IS THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT YOU ACTUALLY PAY IN TAXES TO LIVE IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

SO THE MILITARY, I'VE SAID TO YOU BEFORE, IS A NO.

IT'S ESSENTIALLY A MULTIPLIER.

THE IMPORTANT NUMBER IN THAT EQUATION IS THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT YOU TAKE OUT OF YOUR POCKET EVERY YEAR AND YOU SEND TO THE CITY IN THE FORM OF AN ELECTRONIC TRANSFER OR A CHECK THAT THAT YOU WRITE.

AND FOR THOSE FOR THOSE NUMBERS, WE LOOK VERY FAVORABLE FOR OUR AVERAGE PROPERTY VALUE.

THE CITY OF TAMARAC IS THE FIFTH LOWEST TAXED CITY FOR SINGLE FAMILY HOMES IN BROWARD COUNTY.

IT'S ALSO THE SIXTH LOWEST TAXED CITY IN BROWARD COUNTY IF YOU OWN A CONDOMINIUM HERE ON AVERAGE.

AND SO WHILE THE MILEAGE RATE MAY SEEM HIGH, THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT PEOPLE ACTUALLY PAY IN PROPERTY TAXES IS QUITE LOW WHEN WE WHEN WE GET RIGHT DOWN TO IT.

AND AND THAT THAT'S IMPORTANT BECAUSE THAT HAS VALUE TO THE PEOPLE THAT LIVE HERE.

THAT'S WHAT MAKES TAMARAC AN AFFORDABLE COMMUNITY.

THAT'S WHAT MAKES US A GREAT CITY.

THAT THAT WE ARE IS THAT IT'S A SAFE CITY.

IT CONTINUES TO BE AN AFFORDABLE CITY.

AND WE CONTINUE TO IMPROVE ON THE SERVICES WE PROVIDE, THE EVENTS THAT ARE DONE AND THE EXPERIENCE THAT PEOPLE HAVE AS THEY LIVE HERE IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

AND SO.

FOR THE FBI, TWENTY TWENTY TWO PROPOSED BUDGET IN TERMS OF TAXATION, WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR THE AVERAGE SINGLE FAMILY TAXPAYER? THIS IS WHAT YOU PAY IF YOUR HOME IS VALUED AT OUR AVERAGE, AND THAT'S A TAXABLE VALUE OF ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED NINETY FIVE DOLLARS FOR A SINGLE FAMILY TAXPAYER, YOU'RE GOING TO PAY NINE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY SEVEN DOLLARS TO THE CITY AND AD VALOREM TAXATION.

ALL RIGHT.

AND THEN THE NON AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS, WHICH ARE CONSISTENT ACROSS THE SINGLE FAMILY PROPERTIES, ARE THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS FOR FIRE, WHICH REMAINS UNCHANGED FROM LAST YEAR.

TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY EIGHT DOLLARS AND SEVENTY FIVE CENTS FOR STORM WATER, WHICH IS UP THREE PERCENT IN A I BELIEVE, THREE PERCENT.

AND IF NOT, JEFF WILL TAKE CARE OF THAT WHEN HE TALKS ABOUT IT IN HIS PRESENTATION.

BUT IT'S UP IT'S UP A LITTLE BIT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ORDINANCE AND I'M SORRY, THE SOLID WASTE ASSESSMENT AT TWO SEVENTY EIGHT REMAINS THE SAME AS LAST YEAR.

AND THEN THE STORMWATER ASSESSMENT AT ONE FORTY TWO IS UP A LITTLE BIT.

SO IF YOU ARE A SINGLE FAMILY HOMEOWNER IN AN AVERAGE PROPERTY, YOU'RE PAYING NINE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY SEVEN DOLLARS IN AD VALOREM TAXES.

YOU'RE PAYING A TOTAL OF SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY EIGHT DOLLARS TO THE CITY OF TAMARAC ON IT ON AN ANNUAL BASIS.

AND THAT NUMBER REPRESENTS SEVENTY PERCENT OF THE TAXPAYERS IN YOUR COMMUNITY.

AND THOSE 70 PERCENT UNDER THE PROPOSED BUDGET WILL PAY AN ADDITIONAL EIGHTEEN DOLLARS OR LESS UNDER THIS PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR.

SO WE CONTINUE TO BELIEVE THE TAMARAC CONTINUES TO BE A TREMENDOUS VALUE IN TERMS OF CITY TO LIVE IN A PLACE TO CALL HOME.

BEFORE I TURN THE PRESENTATION BACK OVER TO JEFF, I JUST WANT TO REMIND THE CITY COMMISSION THAT VERY SHORTLY WE'LL BE RECEIVING THE RESULTS OF OUR COMMUNITY SURVEYS THAT WERE DONE FOR US BY CHRIS TATUM IN D.C..

I WANT TO REMIND THE COMMISSION THAT THOSE SURVEYS WERE DONE DURING THE PANDEMIC.

WE'RE NOT SURE WHAT THAT MEANS AS FAR AS AN IMPACT ON PEOPLE'S PERCEPTION OF THE CITY, OF SAFETY, OF SERVICES, OF OUR FACILITIES, OF OUR CORRIDORS, ALL THE THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT THAT WE TALK ABOUT DURING THOSE SURVEYS, WE DID THOSE SURVEYS DURING A GLOBAL PANDEMIC AT ONE OF THE WORST TIMES IN OUR IN OUR NATION'S HISTORY.

AND I FEEL CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC THAT THE SURVEY NUMBERS WILL REFLECT THE QUALITY OF THE SERVICES THAT WE'VE BEEN PROVIDING TO THE COMMUNITY EVEN DURING THAT PANDEMIC.

AND THOSE SERVICES ARE A DIRECT RESULT OF THE WORK AND THE DECISIONS THAT THE CITY COMMISSION MAKES ON AN ONGOING BASIS IN TERMS OF HOW WE PROVIDE FOR THE COMMUNITY.

AND SO I WANTED TO COMPLIMENT YOU ON THAT AS WE GET STARTED THIS MORNING, BECAUSE THE DECISIONS THAT YOU'VE MADE AS AN ELECTED BODY HAVE ALLOWED US AND STAFF TO PUT

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THAT THOSE RESOURCES AND THAT MONEY TO WORK FOR THE FOR THE COMMUNITY AND FOR YOUR CONSTITUENTS.

AND THAT'S HOW WE FIND OURSELVES HERE TODAY.

AND SO WITH THAT, I'M GOING TO GIVE THE PRESENTATION OVER TO CHRISTINE, WHO'S GOING TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHERE WE GO FROM HERE.

GOOD MORNING, MADAM MAYOR COMMISSIONER CHRISTINE CAJUSTE, DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL SERVICES.

BEFORE WE GO TO THE DISCUSSION OF THE TWENTY, TWENTY, TWENTY TWO BUDGET, I WANTED TO TALK TO YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW I FUNDING, WHICH EVEN THOUGH IT'S HAPPENING NOW, IT'S RELEVANT TO OUR DISCUSSIONS TODAY AND THE DECISIONS WE MAKE REGARDING THE TWENTY, TWENTY TWO BUDGET.

IF YOU RECALL WHEN WE DID OUR BUDGET AMENDMENT FOR TWENTY TWENTY ONE, WE HAD THREE ITEMS THAT YOU CAN SEE LISTED.

WE RECEIVED TWO POINT THREE MILLION DOLLARS FROM BROWARD COUNTY, WHICH REPRESENTED REIMBURSEMENT FOR ADDITIONAL COSTS THAT WE INCURRED BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC.

WE ALSO RECEIVED ONE POINT THREE MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE FLORIDA HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION, ALONG WITH THE BP FUNDS THAT WE USE, THE RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANCE AND BUSINESS ASSISTANCE.

AND WE ALSO ALLOCATED 250000 GENERAL FUND MONEY THAT WE ARE USING CURRENTLY TO CONTINUE ALONG WITH ISD TO PROVIDE RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANCE FOR OUR OUR RESIDENTS.

WHAT HAPPENED RECENTLY WAS THAT WE WERE ALSO AWARDED AN ALLOCATION OF TEN POINT EIGHT MILLION UNDER THE AMERICAN OCCUPATION OF THAT TEN POINT EIGHT MILLION.

WE HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED 5.1 MILLION.

AND WE EXPECT THAT WE WILL RECEIVE ANOTHER FIVE POINT FOUR MILLION IN A YEAR TO COMPLETE THE TEN POINT EIGHT MILLION ALLOCATION THAT WE.

UNDER THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN, WE HAVE SOME RELET, SOME ELIGIBILITY CERNECH THOSE INCLUDE SUPPORT FOR PUBLIC AND RESPONS ADDRESS NEGATIVE IMPACTS.

SOME REPLACE LOST REVENUE AND PREMIUM PAY FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS.

WHAT I SAW AND BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE, SOME ARE RELEVANT TO US.

SOME ARE NOT.

WE HAVE THEY THEY HAVE SPECIFICALLY LISTED TWO INELIGIBLE USERS, ONE BEING ALLOWED DO THE SECOND ONE FIRST, THAT WE CAN USE THE FUNDING TO PAY A DEBT SERVICE OR DEPOSIT IN OUR PENSION FUNDS.

AND THE OTHER IS REGARDING.

DECREASES IN OUR TAX RATE, YOU KNOW, SPECIFICALLY, THEY HAVE SAID THAT STATES AND TERRITORIES, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, CANNOT USE THE FUNDS TO DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY OFFSET THE REDUCTION IN TAX FROM MARCH THREE, 2021, THE END OF THIS CYCLE, WHICH ENDS ON DECEMBER THIRTY FIRST TWENTY TWENTY FOUR.

IF WE DO DO A TAX CUT OR HAVE THE APPEARANCE OF A TAX CUT, THEN THAT TEN POINT EIGHT MILLION IS SUBJECT TO OUR REFUND TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY UNDER THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN.

AND THEY'RE VERY SPECIFIC ABOUT THAT BECAUSE YOU SAID THAT WE USE THIS FOR REVENUE LOSS BECAUSE THIS IS THE ONLY LEGISLATION REVENUE LOSSES WAS THE BIGGEST IMPACT ON THE CITY FOR THE PANDEMIC.

HOWEVER, THIS IS THE ONLY LEGISLATION THAT ALLOWS US TO RECOVER FUNDS FOR REVENUE LOSS.

THERE ARE SPECIFIC ABOUT WHAT WE CAN USE THAT RIVALROUS REPLACEMENT FOR, WE CAN USE IT FOR GOVERNMENT SERVICES, INCLUDING PUBLIC SAFETY, INCLUDING FIRE, AND AN OFFSHOOT FROM THAT IS THAT WE WILL THEN HAVE CAPACITY TO BE ABLE TO BRING FORWARD SOME OF THOSE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS THAT THAT THE MANAGER MENTIONED THAT WAS DEFERRED OR THAT WERE PUT ASIDE BECAUSE OF THE PENDING.

SO WITH THAT, I'M GOING TO NOW HAND IT OVER TO CONTINUE.

GOOD MORNING, MAYOR, COMMISSIONERS AND PEOPLE WHO ARE WATCHING AND IN THE PUBLIC, FOR THE RECORD, JEFF STREET ARE BUDGET MANAGER.

IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE I'VE BEEN IN FRONT OF YOU IN PERSON.

ACTUALLY, BACK IN SEPTEMBER, WHAT I'LL BE DOING THIS MORNING IS I'LL BE GIVING YOU A FINANCIAL OVERVIEW OF THE PROPOSED BUDGET AND.

LATER, YOU'LL BE HEARING FROM THE DEPARTMENT ON WHY THERE AND WHY CERTAIN THINGS ARE BEING REQUESTED IN THE BUDGET IN TERMS OF STAFFING.

IN INITIATIVES, THINGS THAT THEY'RE DOING, THE PROPOSED BUDGET ACROSS ALL CITY FUNDS FOR TWENTY TWENTY TWO IS TWO HUNDRED TWENTY MILLION ONE HUNDRED NINETY THOUSAND NINE

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HUNDRED THIRTY FIVE DOLLARS WITH THE GENERAL FUND BUDGET OF SEVENTY ONE MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED NINETY FOUR THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY SIX DOLLARS.

AND IT INCLUDES A PROPOSED MILEAGE RATE OF SEVEN POINT TWO EIGHT NINE NINE, WHICH IS THE SAME AS F Y TWENTY TWENTY ONE.

THIS WOULD BE THE TENTH YEAR THAT THE MILITARY WOULD REMAIN FLAT.

ALL OF THE NUMBERS THAT WE'RE GOING TO DISCUSS WITH YOU TODAY AND THAT ARE IN THE PROPOSED BUDGET ARE BASED ON JUNE ONE, ESTIMATED VALUES FROM THE PROPERTY APPRAISER.

THAT INCLUDES THE TAXABLE VALUES OF SINGLE FAMILY HOMES, CONDOS, TOTAL CIGGIE, TAXABLE VALUE, ALL THOSE VALUES ARE GOING TO BE BASED ON JUNE 1ST.

AND AGAIN, THE MILITARY THAT'S BEING THE REASON FOR THE MILITARY BEING RECOMMENDED TO REMAIN FLAT.

IN ADDITION TO WHAT CHRISTINE JUST TOLD YOU ABOUT TAXES IN THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN, THERE ARE SEVERAL COMPELLING REASONS AND MIGHT TOUCHED ON SOME OF THOSE, IF NOT ALL OF THOSE IN HIS OPENING.

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THOSE AS WE LOOK AT SOME CHARTS AND TABLES THAT ARE THAT ARE IN THE PRESENTATION LATER.

AS FAR AS STAFFING, THERE'S MINIMAL NEW POSITIONS ONLY FOR NEW POSITIONS IN THE GENERAL FUND, THEY'RE BEING RECOMMENDED IN ONE FULL TIME POSITION IN THE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT FUND.

THE FOUR POSITIONS IN THE GENERAL FUND ARE BELIEVED TO BE CRITICALLY NEEDED BY THE DEPARTMENTS.

AND YOU WILL HEAR SPECIFICALLY WHAT OPERATIONAL CHANGES ARE DRIVING THE NEED FOR THESE POSITIONS LATER ON WHEN THE DEPARTMENT'S POSITION, SPECIFICALLY THE POSITIONS IN THE GENERAL FUND.

ONE IS THE POSITIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT THAT ARE IN, UM.

THE PARKS AND WONSAN PARKS AND RECREATION AND RECREATION ACTIVITIES DIVISION, AND THAT WOULD WHAT'S BEING PROPOSED IS TO ADD ONE FULL TIME SPECIAL EVENTS SUPERVISOR.

ALSO IN THE GENERAL FUND, IN THE PUBLIC SERVICES DEPARTMENT FACILITIES MANAGEMENT DIVISION, THERE'S A PROPOSAL FOR THE ADDITION OF ONE NEW FULL TIME BUILDING MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN.

PUBLIC SERVICES, AGAIN, IN THE GENERAL FUND AND IN THE GROUND MAINTENANCE DIVISION.

THERE'S A PROPOSAL.

WHAT'S BEING PROPOSED IS ONE FULL TIME GROUNDSKEEPER.

THERE'S A PROPOSAL FOR ONE NEW ADDITIONAL POSITION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY THAT'S A TECHNICAL SUPPORT SERVICES TEAM LEADER, A LOT OF THAT HAS STEMMED MY UNDERSTANDING ANYWAY.

I KNOW A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT POSITION.

IT STEMMED FROM WORKING FROM HOME AND THE COMPLEXITIES THAT COME WITH THE TECHNOLOGY TO KEEP PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, WITH THE CITY SYSTEM FROM HOME.

THEY BELIEVE THAT THEY NEED TO HAVE SOME TYPE OF TECHNICAL SUPPORT SERVICES TEAM LEADER TO OVERSEE ALL OF THAT.

AND LASTLY, THERE'S A RECOMMENDATION FOR THE ADDITION OF ONE NEW FULL TIME POSITION OF A FULL TIME SERVICE WORKER, ONE.

IN THE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT FUND, WHICH WOULD BE FOCUSED MAINLY ON LITTER REMOVAL AND LITTER REMOVAL FROM THE CANALS, WHICH WHICH IS REALLY WHY WE'RE ABLE TO USE THE STORMWATER FUND TO FUND THAT.

OK, SO TAKING A LOOK AT THE TWENTY TO TWENTY TWO BUDGET ACROSS ALL CITY FUNDS.

SIMPLY PUT, THE TWENTY TO BUDGET IS ALL IT MAINTAINS CURRENT SERVICE LEVELS.

JUST LIKE MIKE MENTIONED IN HIS OPENING, IT ADDS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ADDING FOUR NEW POSITIONS CRITICALLY NEEDED, ADDING FOUR NEW EVENTS BEFORE NEW EVENTS ARE THE MS., THE BLACK HISTORY MONTH, HISPANIC HISTORY MONTH, CARIBBEAN HERITAGE HISTORY MONTH AND JUNETEENTH.

THOSE ARE THE FOUR NEW EVENTS THAT ARE BEING PROPOSED TO BE ADDED TO THE BUDGET IN AN ONGOING FASHION.

IN TWENTY TWENTY TWO.

SO ACTUALLY, AND DESPITE ADDING THE FOUR NEW POSITIONS AND ADDING THE FOUR NEW EVENTS, THE GENERAL FUND IS ACTUALLY DECREASING FROM THE TWENTY TWENTY ONE AMENDED BUDGET LEVEL BY TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY SIX THOUSAND.

THAT MEANS WE FOUND IT ALL AT THE SAME TIME.

WE WERE ABLE TO ADD THE POSITIONS AND ADD THE EVENTS.

WE LOOKED ELSEWHERE AND FOUND PLACES WHERE WE COULD REDUCE.

YOU KEEP THE GENERAL FUND FROM INCREASING OVER THE TWENTY ONE ADOPTED BUDGET LEVEL.

THE MAIN CHANGE.

YOU LOOK AT THE CHANGE FROM TWENTY TWENTY ONE TO TWENTY TWENTY TWO, AND AT FIRST GLANCE IT MAY SEEM STARTLING 30 TAMARAC MILLION.

WOW, THAT'S A HUGE CHANGE.

BUT REALLY, WHAT'S WHAT'S REALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALMOST THAT ENTIRE CHANGE IS

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THAT THE CAPITAL PROJECTS THAT ARE BEING DONE IN THE UTILITIES OPERATING FUND ARE FAR LARGER THAN THEY WERE LAST YEAR.

LAST YEAR, THE.

CAPITAL PROJECTS IN THE UTILITIES FUNDS AMOUNTED TO NINE MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED TWENTY THREE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS.

THIS YEAR THEY'RE GOING TO FUND TWENTY FIVE MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED EIGHTY FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS.

THAT'S A 16 MILLION DOLLAR DIFFERENCE IN CAPITAL PROJECTS.

IN THE CAPITAL, PROJECTS REQUIRE A TRANSFER FROM THE OPERATING FUND TO THE CAPITAL FUND, WHICH MEANS YOU HAVE TO BUDGET THAT 60 MILLION DOLLARS TWICE.

SO BY BUDGETING THAT 16 MILLION DOLLARS TWICE, THAT'S ATTRIBUTABLE TO 32 MILLION OF THE FOLLOWING.

THIS TABLE SHOWS WHAT WE'RE FORECASTING, REVENUES IN THE GENERAL FUND.

WE'RE FORECASTING PROPERTY TAXES AGAIN TO STAY FLAT, AND THAT'S ONLY TO TAKE A CONSERVATIVE POSITION BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE LAGGING EFFECTS OF THE PANDEMIC MIGHT BE.

AS YOU KNOW, MORATORIUM ON EVICTIONS AND FORECLOSURES ARE ONLY STARTING TO BE LIFTED.

AND WE DON'T KNOW WHERE THE DUST IS GOING TO SETTLE ON THAT AS FAR AS HOW CITY TAXABLE VALUES ARE GOING TO BE AFFECTED.

KEEPING IN MIND, THE TAMARAC IS MADE UP OF SEVENTY SEVEN PERCENT OF RESIDENTIAL, PART OF THE TAX BASE IS SPLIT BETWEEN SEVENTY SEVEN POINT THREE ONE PERCENT AND TWENTY EIGHT POINT ABOUT TWENTY EIGHT PERCENT OF COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY.

SO A LOT OF THAT IMPACT FROM MORATORIUM'S IS GOING TO HIT THE RESIDENTIAL PORTION OF YOUR TAX BASE, WHICH IS WHY I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE PRUDENT TO BE CONSERVATIVE AND AN ESTIMATE FOR PROPERTY TAXES GOING FORWARD.

AND SOME OF THE OTHER MAJOR REVENUES THAT ARE IN THE GENERAL FUND, LIKE HALF CENT SALES TAX AND SHARED REVENUE FROM THE STATE ARE ONLY BEGINNING TO REBOUND AND NOT NEARLY WHAT THEY WERE BEFORE PRE PANDEMIC LEVELS.

THEY'RE COMING AND THEY'RE COMING BACK, BUT THEY'RE COMING BACK GRADUALLY AND SLOWLY.

THIS CHART GIVES YOU A HISTORY OF THE TAXABLE ASSESSED VALUE FOR THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

THE EARLIER YEARS, YOU CAN SEE, WERE AFFECTED BY THE FINANCIAL CRISIS, THAT'S THAT'S WHERE THE FINANCIAL CRISIS WAS HITTING TAMARAC THE HARDEST FISCAL YEAR, 2011, 2012 AND 2013.

AND.

THE TAXABLE VALUE FOR THE CITY ONLY FIRST STARTED TO COME BACK.

THE PRE PRERECESSION LEVELS WITH FISCAL YEAR TWENTY EIGHTEEN.

YOU CAN SEE THAT IN THE BAR CHART WHERE IT APPROACHES AGAIN.

YOU KNOW, YOUR.

THREE IN TWENTY EIGHTEEN, IT REBOUNDED TO TO BACK TO ABOUT.

THREE AND A HALF, THREE AND A HALF BILLION IN TAXABLE VALUE.

NOW AS OF TWENTY TWENTY ONE JUNE, ESTIMATED VALUES AT FOUR POINT FORTY SEVEN FOUR POINT SEVEN.

FOUR POINT.

RICHARD.

FOUR POINTS, SEVEN BILLION, I BELIEVE, WITH A SEVEN POINT TWO, THREE PERCENT.

INCREASE OVER LAST YEAR'S JUNE, JULY ONE, CERTIFIED VALUES.

SO WE'VE GOT SEVEN POINT TWO, THREE PERCENT INCREASE IN TOTAL ISD TAXABLE VALUE.

AND THAT TRANSLATES INTO THREE HUNDRED TWENTY MILLION DOLLARS MORE OF TAXABLE VALUE FROM LAST YEAR.

SO AS MIKE SAID, SEVENTY NINE MILLION OF THAT CAME FROM NEW CONSTRUCTION.

AS COMPARED TO LAST YEAR, YOU EXPERIENCED THE SEVEN POINT TWO EIGHT PERCENT INCREASE IN CITY TAXABLE VALUES WHERE FORTY TWO NOHRIA CAME FROM THE CONSTRUCTION.

SO WE JUST CAME FROM NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MORE CAME FROM, YOU KNOW, PROPERTIES BEING TAKEN, BEING SOLD, TAKING OFF SALE HOMES AND BEING PUT BACK ON.

SO WITHOUT NEW CONSTRUCTION VALUE, YOU HAVE TO EXPERIENCE SOME OF THAT INFLATIONARY OR TRANSACTIONAL.

INCREASES THE CITY TOTAL TAXABLE VALUE IN ORDER TO HAVE YEAR OVER YEAR OVER YEAR INCREASE.

SO ONCE THE NEW CONSTRUCTION SORT OF TAPERS OFF, YOU'RE GOING TO BE RELYING ON THE INFLATIONARY IN THE TRANSACTIONAL CHANGES IN CITY TOTAL TAX.

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UM, SO AFTER MY VILLAGE AND AFTER EATING, I FORGET WHAT THAT PROJECT IS CALLED.

SORRY.

PLEASE FORGIVE ME.

THE WHAT IS IT YOU WANT, EDEN WEST, EDEN WEST, I'M SORRY.

SO AFTER THOSE BIG PROJECTS ARE COMPLETED AND IF THERE'S NOT MUCH OTHER NOT MANY OTHERS PROPOSE.

YOU'RE YOUR TAXABLE VALUE CHANGES MIGHT NOT BE AS GREAT AS YOUR YOUR EXPERIENCE.

THAT'S KIND OF THE POINT OF THIS WHOLE CHART IN THE POINT OF WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO PRESENT WITH THIS.

THIS TABLE ILLUSTRATES ONE OF THE ONE OF THE REASONS WHY WE'RE RECOMMENDING THE MILITARY TO REMAIN FLAT.

AND THAT IS, AGAIN, THIS SHOWS YOU THAT OF THE MAJOR CATEGORIES OF TYPES OF PROPERTIES, THE TAX BURDEN CONTINUES TO SHIFT.

YOUR HAND TO THE RESIDENTIAL, IF YOU LOOK AT IMPROVE SINGLE FAMILY.

IT WENT FROM FORTY NINE POINT EIGHTY SIX IN TWENTY TWENTY ONE.

TO FIFTY POINT SEVEN PERCENT IN TWENTY TWENTY TWO, SO THE AMOUNT OF OF THE LEVY, SO THE SINGLE FAMILY HOME NOW HAS A BURDEN OF 50 PERCENT OF THE AVERAGE LEVY, AS OPPOSED TO HAVING FORTY NINE FOUR POINT EIGHT SIX PERCENT LAST YEAR.

AND IF YOU LOOK COLLECTIVELY AT ALL THREE OF THOSE CATEGORIES IMPROVE SINGLE FAMILY, MULTIFAMILY AND CONDOMINIUMS. AND ADD THOSE TOTAL PERCENTAGE TOTAL TOGETHER IN YOUR RIGHT, FAR RIGHT COLUMN, THAT'S SEVENTY SEVEN POINT THREE ONE PERCENT.

SO SEVENTY SEVEN POINT THREE, ONE PERCENT OF THE CITY'S TAX BASE IS MADE UP OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY, RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY.

MOST OF IT IS PROTECTED BY THE SAFE.

SAVE OUR HOMES.

SO IT'S CAPPED AT ONE POINT FOUR PERCENT IN WHAT MIGHT MENTION THE CITY MAY VERY WELL BE LOOKING AT PAYING AN INCREASE OF FIVE PERCENT.

FOR ALL OF YOU, FOR YOUR GOODS AND SERVICES.

SO, YOU KNOW, HERE YOU'VE GOT A FOUR PERCENT THAT'S LIKE HAVING A INCREASE IN YOUR SALARY OF ONE PERCENT AND HAVING TO PAY FIVE OR SIX PERCENT MORE FOR EVERYTHING BY.

THAT'S THIS TABLE SORT OF CAPTURES THAT AND ILLUSTRATES WHY WE'RE RECOMMENDING THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS WE'RE RECOMMENDING MILITARY WHERE.

THIS TABLE ALSO ILLUSTRATES ANOTHER REASON WHY WE THINK THE MILITARY SHOULD REMAIN FLAT AGAIN FOR THE 10TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR.

IF THIS TABLE WALKS YOU THROUGH THE PROGRESSION FROM JUST MARKET VALUE TO TAXABLE VALUE.

WHAT'S IN BETWEEN TAXABLE VALUE AND JUST MARKET VALUE? WELL, YOU'VE GOT TO SAVE OUR HOMES AND YOU'VE GOT ALL THE VARIOUS EXEMPTIONS THAT ARE PROPERTY QUALIFIES FOR.

BETWEEN THE SAVE OUR HOMES, THE DIFFERENTIAL IN THE EXEMPTIONS.

ONE POINT EIGHT FOUR FIVE BILLION DOLLARS MILLION BILLION DOLLARS OF VALUE IS DIVERTED.

FROM THE CITY, AND IT'S IT'S A VALUE THAT NOW YOU CAN NOT DRAW REVENUE FROM.

AND IF YOU ADD WHAT'S DIVERTED FROM CONDOMINIUMS. FROM SAVE OUR HOMES AND FROM EXEMPTIONS, YOU'RE UP TO TWO POINT FIVE BILLION DOLLARS OF VALUE FROM JUST MARKET VALUE.

SO IN THAT TWO POINT FIVE BILLION DOLLARS OF VALUE, YOU COULD DERIVE 19 MILLION DOLLARS MORE.

OF PROPERTY TAX CUT, BECAUSE SAVER HOMES PROTECTION IS A PLOT IS THERE IN PLACE NOW AND BECAUSE OF ALL THE VARIOUS EXEMPTIONS THAT PEOPLE CAN TAKE ON THEIR PROPERTY.

NINETY MILLION DOLLARS OF POTENTIAL PROPERTY TAX REVENUE IS DIVERTED FROM THE CITY TO.

THESE ARE THE VARIOUS MORTGAGE RATES THAT UNDER TRUTH AND MILEAGE.

THAT YOU'RE REQUIRED TO CALCULATE.

ENSURE THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE AND EVERY YEAR.

THEY ARE THE ROLLBACK RATE, THE MAJORITY VOTE RATE IN 10 PERCENT OF ADJUSTED WITH WITH GROWTH FACTOR, AND I'LL GET INTO EACH ONE OF THESE AND WHAT THEY MEAN.

BUT RIGHT NOW, THE RECOMMENDED MILEAGE RATE WOULD GENERATE ABOUT TWO POINT TWO ONE SEVEN MORE IN PROPERTY TAX REVENUE THAN WHAT IS BUDGETED FOR TWENTY TWENTY ONE.

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AND THE ROLLBACK RATE, THE CALCULATED ROLLBACK RATE BASED ON THE JUNE ONE ESTIMATED VALUES IS SIX POINT EIGHT FOUR SIX EIGHT.

WHAT IS THE ROLLBACK RATE? SIMPLY PUT, THE ROLLBACK RATE IS A RATE WHEN APPLIED TO THE TAXABLE VALUE, THE NEW NEW TAXABLE VALUE MINUS WHAT YOU GOT FROM GROWTH.

RESULTS IN THE SAME REVENUE THAT WAS GENERATED FROM THE PRIOR YEAR, YOU'RE ALLOWED TO NET OUT NEW GROWTH.

SO THE MARLON THE ROLL BACK, RAY.

IS THE RATE.

THAT BASICALLY IS WHAT YOU CAN SAY, THAT YOU'RE NOT DOING A TAX INCREASE IF YOU ADOPT A ROLLBACK RATE.

THAT'S NOT A TAX INCREASE YOU'RE ALLOWED TO PUBLISH.

THAT'S THE NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING IN THE IN YOUR IN YOUR AD IN YOUR BUDGET AD COME SEPTEMBER.

ANY RATE ABOVE THE ROLLBACK RATE THAT GENERATES ONE DOLLAR MORE, YOU HAVE TO PUBLISH A NOTICE OF TAX.

THEN THERE'S A MAJORITY VOTE RATE, THE MAJORITY VOTE RATE IS THE RATE THAT CAN BE ADOPTED BY A GOVERNING BODY, BY A SIMPLE MAJORITY VOTE.

THAT MAJORITY, THE CALCULATED MAJORITY VOTE RATE FOR FOR TWENTY TWENTY TWO IS THE ROLL BACK RATE TIMES, THE RATE, THE RATE THAT THE GROWTH, THE AVERAGE, THE.

INCOME, THE PERSONAL INCOME GROWTH FOR A FLORIDA RESIDENT, THE PERSONAL INCOME INCOME GROWTH FOR A FLORIDA RESIDENT THIS YEAR WAS ONE POINT FORTY THREE.

SO YOU'RE ALLOWED TO TAKE THE ROLLBACK RATE MULTIPLIED BY ONE POINT FOUR, FOUR, THREE.

THAT GIVES YOU THE MAJORITY VOTE RATE AND THAT'S THE VOTE.

THAT'S THE RATE THAT A GOVERNING BODY CAN ADOPT BY A MAJORITY VOTE, ANY RATE ABOVE THAT.

REQUIRES A.

LARGER, THOUGH, A SUPER MAJORITY.

BUT NOT NOT A UNANIMOUS VOTE.

YOU DON'T GET A UNANIMOUS VOTE REQUIREMENT UNTIL YOU GET TO THE ONE HUNDRED PERCENT ADJUSTED WITH GROWTH FACTOR, WHAT THAT MEANS IS YOU CAN TAKE THE MAJORITY RATE MULTIPLIED BY ONE POINT ONE ZERO.

AND THAT'S THE UNANIMOUS VOTE RATE, SO THAT ANY RATE BETWEEN THE.

MAJORITY VOTE RATE IN THE UNANIMOUS VOTE RATE REQUIRES A SUPERMAJORITY, AND THAT'S ONE OF THE SEVEN POINT TWO EIGHT NINE NINE RATE WOULD SAY, AND THAT'S WHAT WE WOULD BE REPORTING ON THE DEAL FOR TWENTY FOUR I'M SORRY, THE TWENTY MMP TO THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE.

WE ACTUALLY HAVE THE JULY ONE VALUES AND WE KNOW WHAT THEY ARE IN ALSO, AND WE KNOW WHAT THE CALCULATED ROLLBACK RATE IS BASED ON JULY ONE, THE PROPOSED BUDGET WAS PUT TO PUT TOGETHER, AND BASED ON JUNE, WE HAD TO DISTRIBUTE THE BOOKS BEFORE THE VALUES CAME OUT.

BUT WHAT WE LEARN FROM THE JULY ONE VALUES IS THE REVENUE THAT WE'RE GOING TO GET IS GOING TO GO UP A LITTLE BIT BY ABOUT SEVENTEEN THOUSAND.

BUT THE ROLLBACK RATE IS GOING TO COME DOWN.

THE ROLLBACK RATES ARE GOING TO COME DOWN A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE THEY ADJUSTED NEW CONSTRUCTION DOWN A LITTLE BIT.

SO THE ROLLBACK RATE COMES DOWN TO SIX POINT FOUR EIGHT ONE NINE VERSUS SIX POINT.

FOUR, SIX, EIGHT.

I SAID THAT THE THE AMOUNT WAS SEVENTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS MORE IN PROPERTY TAX REVENUE WOULD BE GENERATED FROM THE JULY ONE CERTIFIED VALUE.

AND THE ROLLBACK RATE IS GOING TO FALL TO SIX POINT EIGHT FOUR ONE NINE.

WHICH WOULD MAKE THE SPREAD BETWEEN.

WHAT YOU WOULD HAVE TO MAKE UP FOR.

IF IF A ROLLBACK RATE WAS ADOPTED VERSUS THE VERSUS THE PROPOSED MILLAGE RATE, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO WIDENS BY ABOUT THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.

BECAUSE.

THE ROLLBACK RATE, THE REDUCTION IN THE ROLLBACK RATE GENERATES ABOUT TWELVE TWELVE THOUSAND DOLLARS LAST.

AND THE ROLLBACK RATE IN YOUR TABLE THERE AND THE VALUE THE TAXABLE VALUE GENERATES SEVENTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS MORE, SO IT ABOUT THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS DIFFERENCE, SO.

THAT WOULD ADD THAT WOULD BE ADDITIONAL THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS YOU'D HAVE TO FIND IN THE BUDGET, TOO, IF YOU WANTED TO ADOPT A ROLLBACK RATE AND HAVE THAT, YOU KNOW, FIND THAT GAP TO REDUCE THE BUDGET BY.

RIGHT NOW, THE GAP BETWEEN THE ROLLBACK RATE IN THE MILITARY IS ABOUT ONE POINT

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NINE NINE SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS.

THAT WOULD BRING THE GAP TO ABOUT TWO POINT TWO TO.

MILLINER'S MILLION BETWEEN.

THE PROPOSED MARRIAGE RATE IN ROLLBACK RATE.

AS MIKE SAID EARLIER, BASED ON JUNE ONE, ESTIMATED VALUES IN TWENTY TWENTY ONE ADOPTED MILITARY DATES, UM, TAMARAC WOULD HAVE THE HIGHEST RATE.

THIS SHOWS THE 10 HIGHEST.

WHAT I DID IS I SOLD IT.

I CREATED A FILE OF MORTGAGE RATES, TAXABLE VALUES, EVERY SINGLE FAMILY HOMES.

AND I CONTINUOUSLY SUPPORTED IT IN A RATE FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL SLIDES THAT YOU'RE GOING TO SEE ARE A RESULT OF THAT.

I SAW THE FILE IN DIFFERENT WAYS TO PRESENT DIFFERENT DYNAMICS FROM THE FILE RATHER THAN PUT THE WHOLE THING OUT THERE.

AND IT'S A VERY HE HAS A LOT OF INFORMATION AND VERY CONFUSING.

SO I WANTED TO MAKE IT AS SIMPLE AS POSSIBLE.

SO AFTER I SORTED ALL THE BROWARD COUNTY CITIES BY MILLAGE RATE HIGHEST, THE LOWEST EVER, IT CAME IN AT ITS HIGHEST IF IF, WHEN LOOKING AT WELL-SPOKEN PEMBROKE PARK IS A TIE FOR THIRD.

SO THOSE ARE YOUR TOP 10 MILLAGE RATES BASED ON ADOPTED TWENTY TWENTY ONE MILLAGE RATES OF BROWARD COUNTY CITIES.

NOW, ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL.

LESS REVENUE CAN BE GENERATED WHEN IT IS BEING DERIVED FROM A SMALLER TAX BASE.

SO.

WHEN YOU WHEN YOU.

FIRST TO.

TRY TO FIND A WAY TO SQUEEZE MONEY OUT OF A SMALL TAX BASE, YOU HAVE TO MAKE UP FOR THAT SOMEHOW.

AND ALL THAT TAMARAC HAS THE HIGHEST TOTAL MILITARY RELATIONSHIP AMONG MILITARY TAXABLE VALUE IN TAXES, LEVENT.

THAT RESULTS IN THE FOLLOWING.

TAMARAC ENDS UP BEING THE FIFTH LOWEST FOR TAXES LEVIED ON AN AVERAGE SINGLE FAMILY HOME.

MS. ONLY PEMBROKE PARK, NORTH LAUDERDALE, WEST PARK IN LAUDERDALE LAKES, I LOVE IT.

AND IF YOU LOOK.

AT THREE.

THREE OUT OF THE FOUR THAT ARE LOWER THAN TAMARAC ON TAXES LEVIED ON AN AVERAGE SINGLE FAMILY HOME ACTUALLY HAVE A HIGHER MILITARY.

BUT THEY'RE STILL THEY'RE STILL LEVYING A LOWER AMOUNT AND THE SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH A HIGHER, HIGHER MILITARY, THAT ILLUSTRATES THE DYNAMIC THAT I HAVE OF THE PRINCIPLE THAT I JUST STATED.

YOU KNOW, WITH ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL, IT'S IT'S HARDER TO GENERATE REVENUE FROM A SMALLER TAX BASE THAT SHOWS.

THIS ALSO SHOWS THAT IT JUST SHOWS THAT FOUR IN TERMS OF CONDOMINIUM AVERAGE TAXABLE VALUE.

AND.

TAMARAC WOULD BE THE SIXTH LOWEST IF YOU IF YOU SAW IT IN THE CITIES AND YOU RANK THEM IN ORDER FROM WHAT WAS THE HIGHEST, IT WOULD BE THE SIXTH LOWEST AND AVERAGE IN I'M SORRY, IN TEXAS.

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE ANY OTHER TIME WHEN YOU.

IT'S FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTY FOUR DOLLARS AND SEVEN CENTS.

TAKING IT A LITTLE BIT FURTHER.

IF LOOKING JUST AT THE AVERAGE TAXABLE VALUES.

HAMBRIC IS THE FIFTH LOWEST.

FOR THE AVERAGE TAXABLE VALUE OF A SINGLE FAMILY.

AND AGAIN.

IF YOU LOOK.

THE CITIES THAT ARE LOWER.

ALL BUT ONE, NO, THEY ACTUALLY ALSO HAVE HIGHER MOVEMENT RATES.

ALL FOUR HAVE HIGHER MORTGAGE RATES THAN SYDNEY, TAMARA.

AND THAT'S PROBABLY BECAUSE THEY HAVE LOWER VALUE TO DRAW FROM.

AND LASTLY, TAMARAC WOULD BE THE FOURTH LOWEST FOR AVERAGE TAXABLE VALUE OF THE KIND OF.

AGAIN, WITH THE OF THE CITIES THAT ARE LOWER.

THEY HAVE A HIGHER TOTAL.

THIS TABLE SHOWS HOW YOUR LEVY IS DISTRIBUTED ACROSS VARIOUS RANGES OF.

PROPERTY TAXES THAT WOULD BE LEVIED.

SO.

MEAN TWO THOUSAND WAS A TWO THOUSAND SIXTY SIX PROPERTIES.

I LOVE YOU PAY PROPERTY TAX AT ALL.

WE'RE SIX POINT FIVE, FOUR PERCENT.

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WHAT I REALLY WANT TO SHOW HERE IS THE LARGE PERCENTAGE OF PROPERTY OWNERS THAT ARE ACTUALLY ACTUALLY PAY.

BETWEEN ZERO AND SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS IN PROPERTY TAXES AND HOW THAT'S CHANGED OVER TIME AND THAT IT IS ACTUALLY THAT YOU DO WANT TO SEE THAT YOU DO WANT TO SEE LESS AND LESS PROPERTIES NOT PAYING.

AND THAT THE THE NUMBER OF PROPERTIES OR THE PERCENTAGE OF PROPERTIES THAT WE PAY BETWEEN ZERO TO 750 TO THE CITY OF TAMARAC WENT DOWN FROM SIXTY FIVE POINT EIGHT ONE IN TWENTY TWENTY TO SIXTY ONE POINT NINETY EIGHT AND TWENTY TWENTY ONE.

AND IT'S FURTHER DROPPING TO FIFTY EIGHT POINT ONE EIGHT PERCENT, TWENTY POINT TWO.

BUT FIFTY EIGHT POINT ONE EIGHT PERCENT OF PROPERTY OWNERS BASED ON THE BROWARD COUNTIES DETAIL FILE THAT I GOT THAT PAY FIFTY EIGHT POINT ONE EIGHT PERCENT.

I'M SORRY, FIFTY EIGHT POINT ONE PERCENT.

ZERO SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS.

ALMOST MORE THAN HALF.

ONLY PAYING ZERO TO 750.

IN PROPERTY TAXES.

AND IN ORDER TO PAY 750 IN PROPERTY TAXES, I THINK THE TAXABLE VALUE IS ONE HUNDRED TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS.

SO FIFTY EIGHT POINT ONE EIGHT PERCENT OF PROPERTIES ARE BELOW THE TAXABLE VALUE OF ONE HUNDRED TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THIS TABLE SHOWS WHAT THE IMPACT.

OF THE MILITARY BEING ADOPTED AT SEVEN POINT TWO, EIGHT NINE NINE WOULD BE ON A DIFFERENT.

VALUES OF PROPERTY UNDER UNDER SAVE OUR HOMES THAT INCREASED BY ONE POINT FOUR PERCENT FROM THE PRIOR YEAR.

SO IF WE LOOK AT THE EARLIER SLIDE SHOW THAT THE AVERAGE TAXABLE VALUE OF A SINGLE FAMILY FAMILY PROPERTY IN TAMARAC WAS ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED NINETY FIVE DOLLARS.

SO IF WE TAKE UP ONE OF THE ROLES IN THE TABLE WITH A SIMILAR AVERAGE TAXABLE VALUE, LET'S TAKE THE ONE THAT HAS AN AVERAGE TAXABLE VALUE OF ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THEIR TAXES WOULD CHANGE FROM ONE THOUSAND NINETY THREE TO ONE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED THIRTEEN DOLLARS.

WELL, AN INCREASE OF TWENTY POINT FOUR, ONE PERCENT OR TWENTY POINT FOR ONE POINT EIGHT DOLLARS AND FORTY ONE CENTS.

SO THAT WOULD BE THE INCREASE FROM YEAR TO YEAR.

AT.

WITH A WITH A SEVEN POINT TWO EIGHT NINE MILITARY BEING ADOPTED FOR THE FISCAL 2010 BUDGET.

IF YOU LOOK AT AN AVERAGE TAXABLE VALUE OF SOME HIGHER PROPERTY VALUES, TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND, THE ANNUAL INCREASE YEAR OVER YEAR TO THAT TAXPAYER WOULD BE THIRTY DOLLARS AND SIXTY TWO CENTS.

I TOOK A LOOK AT THE BROWARD COUNTY DETAIL FILE AND I LOOKED AT HOW MANY PROPERTIES ARE ACTUALLY OVER THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND HAVE VALUE OF OVER THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND AND TAMARAC.

THERE'S ONLY ABOUT SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY TWO PROPERTIES THAT HAVE AN AVERAGE TAXABLE VALUE, OVER THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.

OF THAT, ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY FIVE OF THOSE, ONLY ONE FOR ONE HUNDRED FORTY FIVE OF THOSE ARE IN A CD, WHICH WOULD WOULD WOULD ALSO BE SUBJECT TO THE CD.

SO ALWAYS IN THEIR SIX HUNDRED SIXTEEN THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN TOTAL SINGLE FAMILY PROPERTIES.

AND ONLY SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY TWO OF THOSE WOULD BE OUTSIDE OF THE STATE OR OVER THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND.

A COMMON WAY TO EXPRESS THE LEVY IS IN A PER CAPITA BASIS, THE LEVY PER CAPITA LEVY PER PERSON, I THINK THIS IS WHAT YOU KNOW, WHAT WHAT PEOPLE ARE PAYING FOR THE SERVICES THAT THEY'RE GETTING FROM THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

SO WHAT THIS SHOWS IS WHAT WHAT PEOPLE WHAT A WHAT A RESIDENT IS PAYING FOR THE SERVICES THEY'RE GETTING FROM TAMARAC.

THE CHANGE FROM FISCAL TWENTY TWENTY ONE TO FISCAL TWENTY TWENTY TWO IS FOUR HUNDRED NINETY FOUR DOLLARS TO FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY FOUR DOLLARS.

AND SO I THINK FOR FOR ALL THE QUALITY SERVICES THAT THEY GET FROM THE CITY, DO YOU TAMARAC AND ALL THE THINGS THEY GET FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY FOUR DOLLARS SEEMS REASONABLE.

THAT'S JUST MY OPINION.

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BUT.

THAT'S THAT'S BASICALLY, YOU KNOW, IT JUST SUMS UP WHAT.

WHAT YOU GET, YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR, RIGHT? YES.

WHEN I LOOK AT MY TWENTY FOUR DOLLARS, YOU GET A LOT OF.

THIS SHOWS HOW OUR STAFFING HAS CHANGED IN THE GENERAL FUND PER THOUSAND RESIDENTS AND A THOUSAND RESIDENT SPACES, UM, YOU CAN SEE PRIOR TO THE RECESSION, THE GENERAL POPULATION WAS THREE POINT SEVEN FOUR.

IT FELT LIKE A ROCK DOWN TO TWO POINT SIX.

AND IT'S REMAINED RELATIVELY RELATIVELY FLAT, RELATIVELY STABLE THROUGHOUT THE YEARS.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A SLIGHT UPTICK FROM TWENTY TWENTY ONE TO TWENTY TWENTY TO THE GENERAL FUND, FIFTY FOUR THOUSAND IS GOING TO GO FROM THREE POINT ZERO ONE TO THREE POINT ONE.

YOU CAN SEE THAT NUMBER.

THREE POINT ONE THREE.

AND THAT IS PRIMARILY BECAUSE YOU'RE ADDING FOUR POSITIONS.

IN THE GENERAL FUND, THOSE FOUR POSITIONS THAT I OUTLINED EARLIER AND ALSO THE COMMISSION RECENTLY AUTHORIZED THE ADDITION OF 10 PART TIME COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT RINGS.

AND, UH, THOSE ARE THAT'S 10 PART TIME JOBS.

THAT EQUATES TO FIVE FOOT THAT'S FIVE FULL TIME EQUIVALENT.

SO THE FOUR WITH THE FIVE FULL TIME EQUIVALENTS BRINGS THE GENERAL FUND, UH, FIFTEEN THOUSAND UP FROM THREE POINT ONE TO THREE POINT ONE THREE.

SO I TOOK A LOOK AT HOW THAT MIGHT COMPARE TO SOME SIMILAR OTHER BROWARD COUNTY CITIES.

AND IF YOU LOOK, UH, WELL, FIRST OF ALL, BEFORE WE GET TO THAT, UH BOLTON TAMARAC IN POMPANO BEACH, CONTRACT WITH BESSO FOR POLICE SERVICES.

SO TO MAKE SURE WE WERE COMPARING APPLES TO APPLES, WHAT I DID IS I JUST ADDED THE BATTLE, THE BROWARD COUNTY F.T..

I'M SORRY TO BE SO F.T.

TO TAMARAC AND TO POMPANO BEACH.

I JUST ADDED THAT TO THE GENERAL FUND.

NO.

THE TOTAL NUMBER AND LOOKING TAMARAC IS ONE OF THE LOWEST, THERE'S ONLY ONE CITY THAT HAS A MORE GENERAL FUND.

FIFTY FOUR THOUSAND OTHERS OUT OF THE SIMILAR CITIES THAT I COMPARE.

THIS SHOWS THE GENERAL FUND EXPENDITURE BUDGET BY DEPARTMENT AND THE CHANGE FROM THE TWENTY TWENTY ONE AMENDED LEVEL TO THE TWENTY TWENTY TWO PROPOSED BUDGET.

YOU CAN SEE WHERE SOME OF THE INCREASES ARE MANIFESTED.

ON THE CITY COMMISSION, BUDGET IS INCREASING.

THAT'S MAINLY BECAUSE TRAVEL AND TRAINING IS BEING RESTORED TO WHAT IT HAD BEEN IN THE PAST BEFORE THE PANDEMIC.

ACTUALLY, IT'S TAKING TRAVEL AND TRAINING.

THERE'S ABOUT A SIXTY FOUR THOUSAND DOLLAR INCREASE IN TRAVEL AND TRAINING.

AND THAT'S BECAUSE WE IN EARLIER YEARS, IF YOU REMEMBER, WE GOT RID OF THE INDIVIDUAL TRAVELING TRADING ACCOUNT IN TWENTY, TWENTY ONE.

THERE WAS A SHARED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLAR TRAVEL ACCOUNT.

IN TRAINING, THERE WERE ALSO INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS PRIOR TO 20, 20 WHEN THIS BUDGET SORT OF BRINGS IT BACK.

TO THOSE THOSE LEVELS, WE'RE NOT HEARING THAT THE INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS WERE JUST INCREASING THE COMMON THE COMMON ACCOUNTS.

THAT YOU CAN USE FOR TRAVEL AND DREAM.

THERE'S A AND THE OTHER ENTRANCE, MOST OF THE OTHER INCREASES ARE THE LARGER INCREASE YOU SEE IN THE INDIVIDUAL DEPARTMENTS ARE BECAUSE OF THE ADDITION OF THE POSITIONS.

YOU SEE, PUBLIC SERVICES HAS AN INCREASE OF NINE HUNDRED THOUSAND.

THAT'S ACTUALLY INCREASES THE POSITIONS AND THEY ALSO HAD AN INCREASE IN SOME OF THEIR CONTRACTUAL SERVICES.

CAN YOU CAN YOU EXPLAIN? YES.

OK.

THANK YOU.

IN PARKS AND RECREATION, HE HAD SOME INCREASES THERE, ALSO ADDING A POSITION AND THEY HAD SOME INCREASES IN SOME OF THEIR OPERATIONAL COSTS.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IS ADDING, ADDING A POSITION, UM, AND THEY HAD IT AN INCREASE IN THEIR THEIR THEIR CONTRACTUAL SERVICES FOR THEY HAVE LIKE ONE HUNDRED

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AND EIGHTY DIFFERENT SOFTWARE.

CONTRACTS THAT THEY MAINTAIN AND SOME OF THOSE CONTRACTS FOR SOFTWARE INCREASED AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, FINANCIAL SERVICES ALSO HAS AN INCREASE THERE.

THAT'S BECAUSE WE ARE GOING TO BUDGET FOR.

WE WEREN'T BUDGETING FOR A SENIOR ACCOUNTANT POSITION IN TWENTY TWENTY ONE.

WE'RE GOING TO START BUDGETING FOR THAT SENIOR ACCOUNTING POSITION FOR.

AND ALSO, THOSE INCREASES ALSO INCLUDE ALL OF THE ANNUAL INCREASES THAT YOU WOULD EXPECT TO SEE WITH PERSONNEL COSTS AND OPERATING COSTS, INFLATIONARY INCREASES.

THOSE ARE ALL BOLTON TO THOSE DEPARTMENT INCREASES, TOO.

BUT I JUST WANTED TO POINT OUT THAT SOME OF THE LARGER ONES ARE BEING DRIVEN BY THE POSITION INCREASES AND ALSO THE PERKS INCREASE IN PARKS AND RECREATION ALSO HAS AN INCREASE OF TWO HUNDRED EIGHTY FOUR THOUSAND FOR THE.

THE FOUR OF THEM ALREADY.

SO THAT'S A COMBINATION OF THE POSITION OF FOUR EVENTS IN THE OPERATION AND PERSONNEL COSTS THAT PARKS AND REC WOULD EXPERIENCE NORMALLY FROM FROM YEAR TO YEAR.

THE SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS ARE BEING PROPOSED AT 40 MILLION THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED THIRTY SEVEN DOLLARS.

THAT'S AN INCREASE OF THREE POINT ONE MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE ADOPTED TWENTY TWENTY ONE LEVEL AND MOST OF RATE INCREASES IN THE TRANSPORTATION SIRTEX FUND.

WE BUDGETED FOR 2.8 MILLION OF SIRTEX PROJECTS IN TWENTY TWENTY ONE.

WE'LL BE BUDGETING FOR SEVEN POINT NINE MILLION.

DESERTEC FIVE POINT TWENTY TWO.

ALSO.

THERE WAS A.

SLIGHT INCREASE TO THE.

IT'S THE.

A SLIGHT INCREASE TO THE COMBINATION OF THE GRANT FUNDS THAT FUND THE.

THE HOME OF.

THE HOUSING PROJECTS AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GRANT FUNDS THAT FUND THE HOUSING PROJECTS AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ARE CHEBEAGUE SHIP HOME NSP AND THERE'S AN INCREASE THERE OF TWO HUNDRED FORTY SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS, IF YOU RECALL.

THAT'S BECAUSE ONE OF THE GRANT FUNDS IN TWENTY TWENTY ONE, WE DIDN'T RECEIVE ANY MONEY AND WE WILL BE RECEIVING MONEY IN THAT FUND THIS YEAR.

I THINK IT WAS A SHIP THAT WE GOT NO FUNDING IN.

BUT WE WILL BE GETTING SHIPMENT.

AND THAT'S REFLECTED IN THAT TABLE.

SO THAT'S YOUR SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013.

DEBT SERVICE FUNDS ARE BEING PROPOSED AT FOUR POINT ZERO SEVEN.

MARLON, THAT'S DOWN A LITTLE BIT FROM THE TWENTY TWENTY ONE AMENDED LEVEL.

THAT'S BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN BUDGETING SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR PREPARING FOR THE ISSUANCE, POTENTIAL ISSUANCE FOR BONDS THAT WOULD TAKE OUT THE COLONY WAS.

SO WE WERE BUILDING UP A FUN BALANCE IN THE DEBT SERVICE FUND TO BE ABLE TO ABSORB FUTURE POTENTIAL BOND PAYMENTS FOR IF DEBT COLONY W BONDS TO TAKE OUT HOW WE WANT AND REPAY THE STORM WATER DEBT WITH THOSE BY.

BUT SINCE WE'VE ACCUMULATED A DECENT AMOUNT AND WE NEEDED TO FIND SOME RELIEF IN THE GENERAL FUND, WHAT ONE OF THE THINGS WE DID WAS, UH.

YOU KNOW, TAKE THAT OUT FOR TWENTY, TWENTY TWO AND WE WHEN WE START THAT AGAIN IN TWENTY TWENTY THREE.

THIS TABLE SHOWS ALL OF THE DIFFERENT CAPITAL OR THE ASSET MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS AND THE VARIOUS ANNUAL BUDGETS FOR THOSE PROGRAMS IN TOTALITY.

THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.

THE BUDGET FOR THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.

FOR TWENTY TWENTY TWO IS ABOUT FORTY FORTY ONE MILLION DOLLARS.

COMPARED, I'M SORRY, IS THIRTY FIVE THIRTY SIX POINT FIVE MILLION DOLLARS.

I WILL I WILL SHOW WHAT THE PROJECTS THAT MAKE UP THAT.

THIRTY FIVE.

THIRTY SIX MILLION DOLLARS IN THE NEXT FEW SLIDES.

THE BUDGET FOR THE CAPITAL MAINTENANCE PROGRAM.

THAT'S JUST YOUR AVERAGE THE CAPITAL MAINTENANCE PROGRAM HAS ANY ANY ITEMS IN

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THERE.

OVER TWENTY FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS THAT ARE MAINTENANCE THAT'S NEEDED FOR JUST TO KEEP ASSETS UP, KEEP THE CONDITION OF THEM UP, YOU KNOW, JOB TRAINING OR SOME SOME IMPROVEMENTS OR MAINTENANCE THAT YOU MIGHT FIND WITH YOUR HEATING AND AIR WOULD FALL INTO THAT CATEGORY.

ANY ITEM THAT WOULD BE OVER TWENTY FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS WOULD, WOULD MAKE WOULD BE PUT INTO THE BUCKET THE CAPITAL MAINTENANCE PROGRAM, RATHER THAN BE BUDGETED IN THE OPERATING BUDGET OF A DEPARTMENT.

SO WE MOVE THAT INTO THE CAPITAL MAINTENANCE PROGRAM AND OVER TWENTY FIVE, IF IT'S AN ITEM OVER TWENTY FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS.

THE CAPITAL VEHICLE PROGRAM IS BUDGETED AT TWO POINT FIVE MILLION DOLLARS, THAT BUDGET IS WHAT THAT BUDGET PLAN, BUT THAT DOES IT SET ASIDE ANNUALLY AMOUNTS.

TO REPLACE VEHICLES IN THE FUTURE, SAY IF YOU HAVE A VEHICLE THAT COSTS, YOU KNOW, TWO OR THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS IN PUBLIC SERVICES, WE WOULD SET ASIDE AN ANNUAL AMOUNT UP TO THE YEAR THAT WE WERE GOING TO BUY THE VEHICLE.

THAT'S WHEN WHEN IT COMES TIME TO BUY THE VEHICLE, YOU'RE NOT SCRAMBLING TO FIND THE MONEY.

SO WHAT WE DO IS WE ALLOCATE A SMALL AMOUNT EVERY YEAR.

SO WE GET TO THE POINT WHERE THE VEHICLES NEEDED AND THAT THE OTHER VEHICLES NEEDED IS THE LAST ALLOCATION, THE LAST SMALL ALLOCATION.

AND IN THAT SUMMATION OF ALL THOSE YEARS, YOU'VE ACCUMULATED THE MONEY.

YOU'VE GOT THE MONEY.

THAT'S PRETTY MUCH HOW THE CAPITOL VEHICLE PROGRAM WORKS, AND WE'VE GOT TWO POINT FIVE, SEVEN MILLION BUDGETED FOR THAT AND TWENTY TWO POINT TWO.

AND THEN THERE'S THE CAPITAL EQUIPMENT PROGRAM.

THAT'S ONE POINT NINE MILLION FOR TWENTY TWENTY TWO.

THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT, WHAT'S IMPORTANT HERE ABOUT THIS TABLE IS ALL THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS THAT ARE IN TWENTY TWENTY TWO ARE ACTUALLY FUNDED.

WHAT WE DO.

ESPECIALLY THE ONES THAT THE ONES THAT REQUIRE A TRANSFER FROM THE GENERAL FUND, THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS THAT ARE IN THE ENTERPRISE FUNDS BOLTON FUNDED.

BUT BECAUSE THE GENERAL FUND, WE KNOW THAT IT'S GOING TO CONTINUE TO BE STRAINED, WHAT WE DO IS AND I THINK WE EXPLAIN SOME OF THIS TO YOU IN THE CIPA WORKSHOP THAT WE HAD ABOUT A MONTH AGO, THAT WE LOOK THE CIA, WE HAVE A S.O.P COMMITTEE THAT'S MADE UP OF DIFFERENT DIRECTORS FROM DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS AND SOME MEMBERS FROM THE FINANCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

WE REVIEW EACH OF EACH OF THE PROJECTS YEARLY.

THEY GET A NEW LOOK AND WE TAKE A LOOK.

THEY PRIORITIZE THE CIA, THE COMMITTEE PRIORITIZES AND IT RANKS PROJECTS AND IT FUNDS PROJECTS BASED ON REVENUE AVAILABLE FOR THE YEAR.

SO ESPECIALLY THE ONES THAT ARE GOING TO NEED A TRANSFER FROM THE GENERAL AND THOSE ARE MOST OF THE PROJECTS THAT ARE IN FRONT OF.

WHICH IS THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FROM.

THIS SHOWS WHAT THE PROJECTS ARE IN THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND THAT ARE BEING FUNDED IN TWENTY TWENTY TWO IN WHAT WE EXPECT THE TOTAL COST OF THOSE PROJECTS TO BE.

ONE OF THE PROJECTS THAT I WANT TO CALL ATTENTION TO IS THE CAPITAL PARK ENHANCEMENTS THAT WE'RE ACTUALLY DOING A SECOND INCREASE TO THAT AND 20 20 TO ADD AMENITIES.

WE'RE ADDING A AFSC CONCESSIONS AND AN AMPHITHEATER IN THE COST OF ADDING THE CONCESSIONS IN THE AMPHITHEATER IS ESTIMATED TO BE ONE POINT OF FIVE EIGHT NINE DOLLARS.

I'M NOT GOING TO GO THROUGH THESE PROJECTS ONE BY ONE BECAUSE WE'RE LIMITED ON TIME.

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE THAT POINT AND I WANTED TO SHOW YOU WHAT THE INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS WERE BEING PROPOSED FOR BY TWENTY TWO POINT TWO.

AND THESE ARE THE INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS THAT ARE BEING PROPOSED FOR THE STORMWATER FUNDING FOR THE FOR THE UTILITIES RENEWAL, THE REPLACEMENT FUND.

AND THIS IS YOUR.

FUN IS GOING TO BE LOOKING FOR A TWENTY FIVE MILLION DOLLAR TRANSFER FROM THE OPERATING FUND.

THE THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS IN WHICH IS DRIVING REALLY THE INCREASE IN THE TOTAL BUDGET, THE TOTAL CITY BUDGET, I MENTIONED THAT EARLIER THAT LAST YEAR, THE UTILITIES OPERATING OR I'M SORRY, THE UTILITIES RENEWAL AND REPLACEMENT FUND, THERE WERE NINE MILLION DOLLARS OF CAPITAL PROJECTS BUDGETED THIS YEAR.

YOU'VE GOT TWENTY FIVE MILLION DOLLARS IN CAPITAL PROJECTS BUDGETED.

SO THAT'S A DIFFERENCE OF SIX, 16 MILLION DOLLARS BETWEEN THE TWO YEARS AND IN ORDER TO FUND A CAPITAL FUND, IT REQUIRES A TRANSFER FROM AN OPERATING FUND.

SO YOU'VE GOT A BUDGET AT 16 MILLION DOLLARS PLUS.

SO THAT'S THIRTY TWO MILLION DOLLARS OF THE TOTAL INCREASE TO THE.

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THESE ARE THE INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS THAT MAKE UP THAT THAT INCREASE.

AGAIN, I DON'T WANT TO GO THROUGH THEM ONE BY ONE.

YOUR ENTERPRISE FUNDS ARE BEING PROPOSED AT EIGHTY SEVEN MILLION FOUR HUNDRED SIXTY SIX THOUSAND FIFTY FIVE DOLLARS, THREE HUNDRED FIFTY FIVE DOLLARS AS COMPARED TO.

FIFTY FOUR MILLION DOLLARS.

THERE YOU SEE YOUR THIRTY TWO MILLION DOLLAR INCREASE FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS.

NOT A LOT OF CHANGE OCCURRING IN THE STORE.

WHAT A FUN.

UM.

PRETTY MUCH JUST THE POSITION THAT'S BEING ADDED IN YOUR NORMAL EXPECTED INCREASES, THE PERSONNEL COSTS AND THE OPERATIONAL COSTS INFLATIONARY.

PRETTY MUCH WHAT YOU SEE IN THE STORM, WATER FROM.

AND THE GOLF COURSE FUND.

NOT A LOT OF CHANGE THERE.

AND KEEP IN MIND, THAT'S NOT A FINAL BUDGET WE GET.

WE CHANGE.

WE'RE GOING TO BRING YOU A SLIGHT CHANGE TO THAT WHEN WE BRING YOU THE TENTATIVE BUDGET IN SEPTEMBER.

AND WE ALWAYS DO BECAUSE OF THE TIMING.

AND WHEN WE GET THE BUDGET FROM THE FROM THE GOLF COURSE, FROM THE FROM THE COMPANY THAT OPERATES THE GOLF COURSE.

LASTLY, YOU'VE GOT YOUR INTERNAL SERVICE FUNDS, WHICH ARE YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE FUND AND YOUR RISK MANAGEMENT FUND.

THE MAIN CHANGE THERE, IT'S GOING DOWN, IS THAT THE FACT THAT TWO MILLION DOLLARS OF BALANCE FUND BALANCE IS NOT BEING TRANSFERRED AS IT IS IN TWENTY, TWENTY ONE.

FROM THE RISK MANAGEMENT FUND TO THE HEALTH INSURANCE.

SO THE HEALTH INSURANCE FUND COMES DOWN AND THE RISK MANAGEMENT FUND BOTH COME DOWN BY TWO MILLION DOLLARS.

THAT'S THAT'S WHAT'S DRIVING THE CHANGE.

AND LASTLY, I JUST WANTED TO REMIND YOU OF SOME IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES.

WE'LL BE BRINGING YOU A PROPOSED MILITARY RESOLUTION AND FOR THE ASSESSMENT, THE ASSESSMENT RESOLUTIONS, THE FIRE RESCUE ASSESSMENT, THE STORM WATER ASSESSMENT AND THE SOLID WASTE ASSESSMENT IN THE NUISANCE ABATEMENT ASSESSMENT.

SO THEY'LL BE FOR ASSESSMENT RESOLUTIONS IN A PROPOSED MILLAGE RATE RESOLUTION BEING BROUGHT TO YOU ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 14TH.

TWENTY ONE.

AND THE FIRST PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE FISCAL YEAR, TWENTY TWENTY TWO BUDGET.

AND THE ADOPTION OF THE FINAL ASSESSMENT RESOLUTION'S.

IS SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 13TH AND TWENTY TWENTY ONE, THAT'S A MONDAY.

AND THE SECOND AND FINAL PUBLIC HEARING AND THE MILITARY BUDGET, UM, THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE THE ASSESSMENTS, THEY ARE ADOPTED AT THE FIRST PUBLIC HEARING.

WILL BE ON SEPTEMBER 20TH.

TWENTY TWENTY ONE AFTER TUESDAY, BOTH OF THOSE WILL BE SPECIAL MEETINGS AND FIVE OF FIVE.

AND THE AD OR THE BUDGET, THE BUDGET SUMMARY AD FOR TAMARAC WILL BE GOING INTO THE NEWSPAPER, THE SUN SENTINEL AND SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER TWENTY SIX, YOU'RE REQUIRED TO PUBLISH THAT AD BETWEEN TWO AND FIVE DAYS.

PRIOR TO THE HEARING.

SO WITH THE FINAL PUBLIC HEARING BEING ON THE TWENTY EIGHTH, WE'RE RIGHT IN THAT WINDOW WITHIN FIVE DAYS.

AND THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION AND YOUR QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

I'M GOING TO REMIND THE COMMISSION THAT WE HAVE MORE PRESENTERS THAT WILL ACTUALLY PROBABLY DELVE DEEPER INTO SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT MR. STRADER HAS PROVIDED.

IF YOU DO HAVE QUESTIONS, WE'RE GOING TO USE THE LITTLE CARDS THAT ARE AT YOUR TABLE.

JUST TURN THEM OVER SO I CAN SEE YOUR DISTRICT NUMBER.

AND THEN I KNOW YOU WANT TO ASK A QUESTION AND ONE IS TURNED OVER THE TAMARAC SIDE.

I KNOW YOU DON'T WATCH GELIN, COMMISSIONER, GELIN.

THE SLIDES THAT YOU SHOWED, CAN YOU READ THROUGH THOSE AND INSTEAD OF USING THE AVERAGES, THE MEDIAN BECAUSE THE MEDIAN IS A MORE REFLECTIVE NUMBER THAN THE AVERAGE, BECAUSE IT REMOVES THE SUPER HIGH NUMBERS AND REMOVES THE SUPER LOW NUMBERS.

BUT YOU CAN GO BACK TO THOSE TABLES AND SHOW YOU CAN SHOW THE AVERAGE, BUT ALSO SO THE MEDIAN AS WELL AS THE AVERAGE.

SO WE CAN MAKE THOSE TWO NUMBERS ALSO.

CAN YOU UPDATE THIS BUDGET SCENARIO TO SHOW WHAT THE BUDGET WOULD LOOK LIKE AT

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THE SEVEN POINT ONE, FIVE OR ONE RATE AND THE SIX POINT EIGHT FOUR SIX EIGHT RATE? AND THEN CAN YOU SHOW US A YEAR TO DATE? SO, YOU KNOW, LIKE WE'RE SEEING A LOT OF NUMBERS HERE, A TO.

CAN WE SEE WHAT WAS BUDGETED AND THEN WHAT WAS ACTUALLY SPENT? BECAUSE WE DON'T YOU KNOW, WE DON'T HAVE THAT INFORMATION.

SO FROM THAT FROM A YEAR TO DATE BASIS WHEN WE'RE IN JULY NOW.

SO FROM THE TIME THE BUDGET SEASON STARTED, WHICH I GUESS IS OCTOBER THROUGH JUNE 30TH, WHAT IS OUR ACTUAL VERSUS EXPENSES? FOR THAT, FOR THE ACTUAL VERSUS EXPENSES, WE'D HAVE TO GET BACK TO YOU AND PROVIDE YOU INFORMATION WITH A CHAIR.

OK, WE CAN ALSO RERUN ALL THOSE TABLES AT THE MAJORITY VOTE RATE AND WHAT IS ON THE ROLL BACK IN THE ROLLBACK RATE.

AND, UM.

AS FAR AS THE MEDIA GOES, WE COULD WE COULD DO A TABLE LIKE THAT, THE.

APPRAISER DOESN'T PUT OUT A MEDIAN.

I DON'T HAVE THAT INFORMATION TODAY, I COULD PROVIDE THAT TO YOU THROUGH THE CHAIR AFTER AFTER THE WORKSHOP.

OK.

THAT SHOULD BE PROVIDED TO ALL OF US.

I'M SORRY.

YEAH, I WOULD PROVIDE IT THROUGH THE CHAIR OF THE COMMISSION.

THANK YOU.

YOU COLLECTIVE.

I'M SORRY.

UM, AND THEN, UM.

AND CAN WE SEE, LIKE, THE TOP? LIKE YOU SAID, THERE WERE THERE WERE 700 HOMES OVER THERE, A THOUSAND.

SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY TO SEVEN FIFTY TWO, AND WE SEE THE ACTUAL PROPERTY TAXES PAID BY THOSE HOMEOWNERS, I CAN PULL A REPORT FROM THESE, BUT I MEAN, I CAN CERTAINLY REPORT THAT CAPTURES A 750.

DO YOU WANT TO SEE YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT EACH ONE OF THOSE PROPERTY IS? I DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S AN EASY DOWNLOAD OR SPREADSHEET THAT, UM, PROPERTY APPRAISER CAN PROVIDE THAT SHOWS THAT LIST.

YOU KNOW, THESE ARE THE THESE ARE THE HOME ADDRESSES.

THIS IS THE AMOUNT PAID IN PROPERTY TAXES.

WELL, THE PROPERTY THE PROPERTY APPRAISAL PROVIDES A DETAILED FILE.

IT DOESN'T IT DOESN'T INCLUDE WHAT'S PAID IN PROPERTY TAXES.

I WOULD HAVE TO JUST ADD THAT CALCULATION TO IT.

BUT WHAT I WOULD HAVE TO DO THERE IS SORT THAT DETAIL FILE.

THAT'S ABOUT THIRTY ONE THOUSAND LINES OF OF TAMARAC OF THEM.

ONE OF MY PROPERTIES.

OK.

TAKE OUT THE SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY TWO AND THEN JUST.

THEY SHOW YOU WHAT THE WHAT THE MUNICIPAL TAXABLE VALUE IS IN THAT FILE, AND I WOULD JUST HAVE TO CALCULATE FROM THE TAXABLE VALUE WHAT THE TAX RATE WOULD BE.

I COULD PROVIDE THAT.

IT MAY TAKE A WHILE SIFTING THROUGH THE THIRTY ONE LINES OF INFORMATION.

RIGHT.

IT COULD BE DONE.

OK.

OK, THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

I DON'T SEE ANYBODY ACTUALLY TRUSTEE SEE COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

AND I'M JUST GOING TO ASK COMMISSIONER GUNN IS THERE ANYTHING SPECIFIC THAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR THAT MIGHT MAKE IT EASIER FOR MR. STREATOR TO PROVIDE THE INFORMATION THAT YOU'RE SEEKING.

IS THERE SOMETHING SPECIFIC THAT HE COULD BE HONING IN ON? UM, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE WITH THE, UM, PROPERTY TAX AMOUNTS ARE BEING REQUESTED BY THE PROPERTY PAISER FOR THOSE CEREMONIES, FOR THE TWO HOMES THAT ARE ABOUT THERE IN JAPAN.

OK, THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON MADAM MAYOR CITY MANAGER.

WE'RE GOING JUST TO TRY TO CLARIFY THAT.

ARE WE ABLE TO PROVIDE, YOU KNOW, PROPERTY TAXES PAID AT VARIOUS LEVELS, THREE HUNDRED THREE TWENTY FIVE, THREE FIFTY UP TO WHATEVER THE MAX IS.

YOU'RE NOT ASKING FOR THE VALUE OF ALL SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY TWO HOMES, ARE YOU? UH, I MEAN, IF THE DATA IS THERE.

YEAH.

I MEAN IF IT'S IN AN EXCEL SPREADSHEET THAT'S.

YEAH.

I DON'T THINK THAT'S ABLE TO BE PUT INTO AN EXCEL SPREADSHEET WITHOUT A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF WORK.

I MEAN I THINK I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU'RE ASKING FOR.

I THINK WE CAN PROVIDE IT TO YOU AT VARIOUS LEVELS.

I DON'T KNOW THAT WE HAVE.

I JUST DON'T THINK WE HAVE THE TIME TO DO SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY SOME HOMES.

MY OFFICE AND THE PROPERTY APPRAISER HAS IT IN AN EXCEL DOCUMENT.

THEN A FORMULA CAN BE WRITTEN TO PUT THAT DOCUMENT.

DEPENDS ON WHO THE PERSON IS THAT KNOWS HOW TO USE EXCEL.

BUT DEPENDING ON WHAT IT IS, THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE REALLY GOOD TO EXCEL.

THEY CAN WRITE A FORMULA THAT CAN PULL THE DATA IN ONE OR TWO KEYSTROKES.

SO, YES, I'LL REACH OUT.

I'LL REACH OUT TO THE, UM, PROBABLY PRESENT MYSELF IN.

SEE WHAT THEY CAN PULL UP.

THAT'LL BE GREAT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

IT'S TO WHERE WOULD THE CITY FALL, ASSUMING EVERY OTHER CITY REMAIN AT THEIR TAX

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RATES IF IF WE ADOPT THE ROLLBACK? WHERE WOULD WE FALL IN TERMS OF RANKING AND KNOW THAT WE ARE THE EIGHTH HIGHEST CITY NOW, BUT IF EVERYBODY REMAIN WHERE THEY ARE? BUT THE CITY.

A ROLLBACK RATE.

HOW WOULD WE RANK? HOW DO I GET TO THE.

IT'S REALLY HARD TO SEE OVER.

UH.

ALTHOUGH YOU WANT ME TO, YEAH, WHICH ONE IS BROWARD COUNTY TAXABLE? BROWARD COUNTY.

I DID SEE SOME GLASS, HUH? YEAH, RIGHT THERE, YOU'RE ON IT, YOU'RE ON IT.

FIRST THING I HAVE TO DO IS GET THIS SORTED BY.

GOMEZ.

BOLTON.

THAT'S RIGHT.

OH, YEAH, THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT.

UH, I GOT.

SO THIS IS VERY THIS IS YOU AS WELL.

THIS IS VERY GRAINY.

THERE YOU GO, THAT'S BIG.

MAYBE IF YOU PUT IT ON THE PAPER, IT'S A GOOD.

ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT, ROB.

THE ROLLBACK RATE IS SIX POINT OR EIGHT SIX PER.

SIX POINT EIGHT FOUR, SIX, EIGHT.

THAT WOULD PUT YOU.

BETWEEN THOSE TWO, BETWEEN COCONUT AND.

MY 720 BETWEEN.

WELL, THAT SORT OF CAPACITY AND.

GUNN.

WELL, I THINK WE NEED TO LOOK AT THE TOTAL MIRAJ.

IT'S SAW OF RIGHT, I WANTED TO START BY TOTAL KNOWLEDGE, SO.

BUT.

JUST IN TERMS OF OPERATING KNOWLEDGE, THAT'S WHERE WE PUT.

IN TERMS OF OPERATING KNOWLEDGE, IT WOULD BE SOMEWHERE BETWEEN HOLLANDE AND COME UP HERE.

YEAH, HERE WE GO DOWN ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR.

YEAH, SO WOULD BE WOULD BE AROUND AT ABOUT.

TWENTY EIGHT, NO.

13, THE SIDE NUMBERS DON'T COUNT.

OH, OK, IT WAS.

IF THEY WERE OK, WE'RE COUNTING, OK, ONCE WE GO FROM I MR. 13TH HIGHEST.

BUT BUT THAT'S NOT OK.

I GOT IT.

BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT THAT DOESN'T TAKE IN BOLTON THAT KNOWLEDGE.

I THINK WE REALLY NEED TO COME FORWARD WITH THAT KNOWLEDGE.

I AM.

SO THE VOTER DOESN'T KNOW WHAT I WANT, I WANT TO DEBATE THIS.

THE.

AND I WISH I COULD SEE THIS.

I MEAN, IT'S FINE, YOU CAN YOU CAN SEND THE INFORMATION AFTER THE MEETING OR DURING THE LUNCH.

WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR IS WHERE THE CITY WOULD FALL.

MAYBE YOU CAN JUST TAKE NOTES OR CHRISTINE CAN DO IT WHERE THE CITY FALLS.

IF EVERYBODY REMEMBER THE ARRANGEMENT, WE ADOPTED THE ROLLBACK RATE AND EVERYBODY

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THAT IS RANKED BELOW US.

SO LET'S SAY WE RANK AT 13 WHO RANKS AT 14, 15, 16, SOMETHING GOING UP TO 30 FOR A CITY.

WHAT THEY'RE.

POPULATION IS DO THEY HAVE SIMILAR POPULATION, IT'S TAMARAC.

SO JUST LOOK FOR THE CITIES THAT HAVE SIMILAR POPULATION TO TAMARAC AND ALSO PROVIDE THOSE.

DO YOU UNDERSTAND? YEAH, I DO.

WHAT I CAN DO IS I CAN I CAN REBUILD THIS CHART BASED ON AN IDEA, BUT I DON'T SEE.

REBUILD IT IN THE MEETING.

NO, NO, NO.

I'LL GET IT, I'LL GET IT TO YOU IN VERY SHORT TIME.

YEAH.

NOT NOT HERE.

OK, I'M GOING TO REBUILD IT AFTER I PRESENT IN THE DEPARTMENT PRESENTATIONS AND I'LL PROVIDE IT BEFORE, BEFORE THE DESIGN, OK.

UM.

ON ONE OF THE SLIDES, I NOTICED THAT SHAKR VILLAGE IS NOW THE REPAVING AFTER BURSTING IS NOT BUDGETED AT ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY THOUSAND, I THINK THAT IN A PRIOR YEAR THEY WERE BUDGETED AT ONE MILLION.

MEIRONG, THAT IS ON.

PAGE 15 OF MY NAME, SO THE F LINE TWENTY TWO PROPOSED BUDGET CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS LIST.

CITY MANAGER, THE THE THE ONE 20 THAT THAT'S THE FIBEROPTIC TRANSPORTATION CABLE, NO.

NEXT PAGE.

SO SCROLL DOWN ON, WE'RE LOOKING AT THE ON THE SLIDE, IF YOU SCROLL DOWN, ONE MORE SLIDE OR.

IT'S.

RIGHT UNDER THE WPT OPPONENT, MUNYON NATION.

ADAM.

BUT CITY MANAGER, IS THIS AN ITEM THAT YOU CAN ADDRESS? IS IT UNDER CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS? SO I'M SURE I CAN ADDRESS IT RIGHT NOW, MADAM MAYOR I'M NOT I'M NOT SURE WHAT THE ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLAR BUDGETED NUMBER FOR SHAKR VILLAGE PIPE FIRST THING IS.

BUT WHAT WHAT IS NOT REFLECTED HERE, WHAT IS CONTEMPLATED FOR SHAKR VILLAGE AT THIS POINT IS WE HAVE, AS YOU KNOW, BEEN HAVING ONGOING ISSUES AT SHAKR VILLAGE SINCE THE TIME WHERE WE DID WATER AND WASTEWATER UTILITY WORK.

AND AS A COMPONENT OF THAT WORK, WE HAD AGREED WITH WE HAD AGREED WITH SHAKR VILLAGE THAT THE CITY WOULD REPAVE THE PARKING AND STREET AREAS THAT SHAKOOR VILLAGE.

BUT BEFORE WE COULD DO THAT, WE NEEDED SHAKR VILLAGE TO IMPROVE THE THE DRAINAGE THEIR DRAINAGE SYSTEM HAS HAS SEEMINGLY NOT BEEN MAINTAINED SINCE IT WAS ORIGINALLY INSTALLED.

AND SO THERE'S THERE'S REALLY BAD FLOODING AND DRAINAGE ISSUES IN SHAKER VILLAGE WHEN WE GET ANY LITTLE BIT OF RAIN.

AND SO IN ORDER TO FACILITATE THAT, EVERYONE I THINK IS AWARE OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF SHAKR VILLAGE AND THE CHALLENGES THAT THEY'VE HAD OVER THE YEARS AND THEIR CLUBHOUSE ON COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD AND WHAT THE CHALLENGES HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH THE MAINTENANCE AND UPKEEP OF THAT.

AND SO WHAT WE PROPOSED TO SHAKE OUR VILLAGE AT THIS POINT IS TO PURCHASE THAT PROPERTY ON COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD FROM THE CERNECH.

WHAT WHAT WHAT I WANT TO KNOW IS, IS THE ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY THOUSAND SEPARATE FROM THE ONE MILLION DOLLARS THAT.

YES, IT IS.

THAT IS JUST SO WE'RE CLEAR.

THOSE THOSE ARE NOT THOSE ARE NOT RELATED, BUT THAT'S ALL OK.

IT'S OK.

YEAH, WE HAVE WE HAVE WE DONE THIS A NEEDS ASSESSMENT OR MR. CERNECH.

HAVE WE DONE THE NEEDS ASSESSMENT IN SOME OF THE COMMUNITIES THAT THE WALLS ARE GOING UP TO FIGURE OUT IF THEY WANT THE WALL? BECAUSE ALTHOUGH NOT MY DISTRICT, SOME RESIDENTS ARE ALONG SALKEY BOULEVARD THAT I KEEP IN CONTACT WITH.

I DO NOT WANT THE WALL AND HAVE MADE IT CLEAR THAT THEY DO NOT.

SO DID WE DO A NEEDS ASSESSMENT TO FIND OUT IF THE WALL IS NEEDED? IF THE WALL IS NEEDED OR OR NOT.

SO AS FAR AS A NEEDS ASSESSMENT, YEAH, I MEAN, WE'VE DETERMINED WE'VE DETERMINED THE NEED FOR THE THAT NOT NOT.

COMMUNITY MEETINGS REGARDING THE WATER PROJECTS AND WHAT NOT AND NO, NOT ALL RESIDENTS AGREE THAT WE NEED WALLS, BUT WE WE'VE BEEN TO THE COMMUNITY MEETING PROCESS, ENGAGING WITH THE NEIGHBORHOODS THAT ARE THE BENEFICIARIES OF THOSE

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WALLS.

AND SUPPORT, I THINK, HAS BEEN OVERWHELMING.

I MEAN, IF THEY DON'T WANT US TO BUILD IT, WE WANT YOU KNOW, WE'VE HAD THAT WITH OTHER PROJECTS WHERE PEOPLE HAVE SAID, HEY, WE DON'T WANT YOU TO SPEND YOUR MONEY HERE AND WE'VE TAKEN OUR MONEY AND GONE OTHER PLACES.

SO BUT I MEAN, NO, I MEAN, I DON'T THINK THAT THERE'S A HUNDRED PERCENT AGREEMENT ON ANY OF THE WALLS THAT WE CONSTRUCTED.

CERTAINLY SOME PEOPLE HAVE SAID, HEY, WE DON'T WANT THEM.

BUT I THINK THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE FOLKS THAT HAVE BEEN SPOKEN TO AND HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THOSE PROCESSES HAVE AGREED THAT THE WALLS ARE A GOOD IDEA WHERE THEY'RE WHERE THEY'RE GONE, WHERE THEY'VE GONE.

I JUST THINK ALONG THAT CORRIDOR THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE AGAINST IT THAN FOR IT.

SO IF YOU COULD LOOK AT THAT AND, YOU KNOW, TRY TO SEND SOME INFORMATION, MAYBE SEND NOTES FROM THE MEETINGS THAT WE HELD IN THAT AREA OR A COPY OF THE NEEDS ASSESSMENT TO ALL OF US, THAT WOULD BE GREAT JUST TO KNOW THAT WE'RE SPENDING THE MONEY WHERE THEY REALLY NEED IT.

THIS IS REALLY YOU YOU POINTED OUT THAT THE AVERAGE HOME IN TAMARAC IS ONE HUNDRED THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

AND YOU SO WHAT THE TAXES WOULD BE? BASED ON THAT ONE HUNDRED THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS, BUT I DON'T KNOW WHERE IN TAMARAC A HOME IS WORTH ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS, MAYBE YOU'RE FACTORING IN CONDOS THAT ARE WORTH LESS, BUT.

CAN YOU ALSO SEND.

THE HARDEST HIT COMMUNITIES MAY BE THE TOP EIGHT OR TOP 10.

FACED WITH.

TAX WOES.

SO WE SEE THE ONE THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND IN HOW MUCH THEY PAY, BUT WHAT ARE OUR HARDEST HIT AREAS WHERE THEY'RE PAYING FIVE THOUSAND, SIX THOUSAND IN TAXES? BECAUSE WE HEAR THOSE COMPLAINTS, BUT IT'S NOT REFLECTED IN YOUR PRESENTATION.

SO YOU YOU GAVE US THE STORY, BUT WE DON'T WE DON'T HEAR THE WOES.

SO IF YOU COULD SEND THAT INFORMATION OVER, THAT WOULD BE A GREAT.

WELL, I DID SHOW WHAT THE TAXES WOULD BE FOR A TAXABLE VALUE OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY UP TO UP TWO OR THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR VALUE, WHILE THE MAJORITY OF THOSE.

WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING? YEAH, OK.

SO WHAT I'M ASKING FOR IS THE HARDEST HIT COMMUNITIES.

SO WE ARE GOING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT COMMUNITY HAS A HOUSE THAT IS WORTH THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND OR TWO.

SEVENTY FIVE.

AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO LIST THOSE COMMUNITIES DOESN'T HAVE TO BE IN ORDER JUST TO LIST EIGHT AREAS CITYWIDE, NOT JUST IN MY DISTRICT THAT HAS HOMES THAT ARE TAXABLE, THESE AMOUNTS.

SO I KNOW PROBABLY OFF THE BAT WOULDN'T WANT AS SOME VERY EXPENSIVE HOMES WOULD WOULD BE ONE OF THEM.

CENTRAL PARK MANOR PARK, HIDDEN TRAILS HAS SOME OF THOSE EXPENSIVE HOMES.

SO I WANT TO JUST HAVE A LIST OF COMMUNITIES IN TAMARAC THAT HAS THESE TAXABLE VALUE.

IT ISN'T THAT SIMILAR TO WHAT COMMISSIONER GUNN WAS ASKING FOR, FOR THE SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY TWO HOMES OVER THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS, AND THAT COMMISSIONER GELIN AT THIS TIME IS GOING TO FIND OUT FROM THE PROPERTY APPRAISERS OFFICE AND HAVE SOME SYSTEM OF THAT.

MAYBE HE CAN SHARE THE INFORMATION WITH EVERYBODY AND THAT WOULD HELP YOU.

I IF COMMISSIONER GELIN WANTS TO GO TO THE PROPERTY APPRAISERS OFFICE AND ASK FOR INFORMATION, THEN THAT'S THE STUFF HE CAN.

BUT WE HAVE STUFF THAT THAT WORKS AND I'D LIKE THE INFORMATION FROM THEM.

SO TOP EIGHT EIGHT HARDEST HIT COMMUNITIES WITH VALUES BETWEEN TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND.

THEY'LL BE GOOD.

WHAT I COULD SAY JUST PROBABLY THE HARDEST HIT COMMUNITIES ARE PROBABLY THE THE COMMUNITIES THAT ARE CTD BECAUSE THEY GET AN EXTRA TAX LAYERED ON SITE.

I DON'T SEND THAT IN THE REPORT.

I LOOKED AT HOW MANY SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ARE IN A CITY FOR SEVEN HUNDRED AND THIRTY FOUR IN ISD AND ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY FIVE OF THOSE IN A DAY OVER THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND.

I'M NOT LOOKING AT THE INDIVIDUAL HOMES, I'M LOOKING AT THE COMMUNITIES.

THERE'S NOT 700 SOMETHING COMMUNITIES AND TAMARAC.

SO JUST TELL ME CUMULATIVELY WHAT COMMUNITY HAS THESE VALUES AND SEND THE COMMUNITIES.

IT'S NOT HARD TO DO.

YOU MENTIONED THAT.

THERE'S AN INCREASE IN TRAVEL, THAT OR WHO, THE COMMISSIONER STAFF.

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MOSTLY FOR THE COMMISSIONER, OK? WHY ARE WE AND WHY WE INCREASING TRAVEL? THAT ONE OF THE INCREASES IS FOR SISTER CITY.

WHAT I UNDERSTAND IS ONE OF THE ONE OF THE ITEMS THAT ARE PART OF THE INCREASE IS, UH, TRAVEL FOR A SISTER CITY BUDGET.

AND YOU'RE RESTORING YOUR RESTORING YOUR TRAVEL.

TO BACK TO THE TIMES WHEN YOU HAD THE INDIVIDUAL INDIVIDUAL TRAVEL ACCOUNTS, TRAVEL IS GOING FROM FIFTY THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED FOURTEEN THOUSAND FOR THE CITY, COMMISSIONER FOR THE CITY COMMISSION BUDGET, AND THAT IS AT THE REQUEST OF THE CITY MANAGER.

I WAS DIRECTED BY THE CITY MANAGER.

IS THAT THAT'S WHAT I SHOULD HAVE IN THE BUDGET.

OK, YES.

STOP CITY MANAGER WHO REQUESTED THAT INCREASE.

IS THAT YOU OR WE'RE WE'RE JUST RECOMMENDING RESTORING FUNDING TO RECODED LEVELS, OK, TO TAKE IT OUT, BECAUSE NEXT THING YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR THAT ONE OF THESE COMMISSIONERS OR MYSELF REQUESTED TRAVEL BUDGET.

AND IT IS YOUR IDEA.

TAKE IT OUT.

THIS SHOULD NOT BE IN OUR BUDGET.

OK, I AM I'M REQUESTING THAT YOU TAKE IT OUT.

WELL, THAT'S A DECISION FOR ME.

I'M STILL TALKING FROM ONE I REALIZE.

AND IF YOU REALIZE THIS AND IF YOU REALIZE THAT YOUR BOSS IS TALKING, YOU'D BE QUIET.

COMMISSIONER MAYOR.

TAKE IT OUT.

THIS IS MY REQUEST AND WE'RE GOING.

AND THIS IS MY REQUEST AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE CONSENSUS OVER THIS AT SOME POINT.

I DO NOT WANT THIS IN THE BUDGET, BECAUSE IF THE MANAGER IS REQUESTING SOMETHING LIKE THIS FOR THE COMMISSION, THE COMMISSIONER, THIS IS NOT THE COMMISSION'S PLEASURE.

AND I WANT IT TO BE CLEAR, THIS IS NOT MY PLEASURE.

SO FROM FIFTY THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND FOURTEEN THOUSAND, THAT IS YOUR REQUEST? THAT IS NOT MY REQUEST.

AND IF SOMEBODY IS PLACED ON THIS COMMISSION, THEY NEED TO SPEAK UP.

SO I WOULD LIKE IT TO BE REMOVED.

WE WILL DEAL WITH ITEMS THAT ARE BEING REQUESTED AFTER EVERYONE GETS A CHANCE TO SPEAK ON THIS ROUND, MADAM MAYOR, MADAM MAYOR, I MEAN, IF THERE'S CONSENSUS AMONG YOU, TAKE IT OUT.

IT'S JUST A MATTER OF WHEN ONE OF YOU DIRECTS IT.

YOU KNOW, IT NEEDS TO BE A DIRECTION OF THE WHOLE NOT ANY DISRESPECT TO COMMISSIONER BOLTON MEANT BY THAT.

IT JUST MEANS THAT IF THAT'S THE REQUEST, THEN THREE OF YOU SAY, TAKE IT OUT AND WE'LL TAKE IT OUT.

AND THAT'S WHAT CONSENSUS MEANS.

I SAID, I'M MAKING THE REQUEST.

I WANT THERE TO BE CONSENSUS.

WE'RE TAKING IT OUT.

THAT'S WHAT I SAID.

SO I HAVE IT NOTED.

AND AFTER SPEAK, WE WILL COME BACK AROUND AND WE WILL TALK ABOUT OUR BUDGET SPECIFICALLY ON TAKING IT UP.

OR NOT.

AND WHAT ELSE IT AFFECTS, ARE YOU DONE, COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

YES, THANK YOU.

MR. PLACKO.

AND PLEASE TURN OVER YOUR.

GO AHEAD.

THANK YOU.

FIRST OF ALL.

DO WE HAVE ANY IDEA WHEN OUR TAX DOLLARS WILL BE COMING IN? I I PERSONALLY DO NOT CARE ABOUT YOUR TAX DOLLARS WILL BE COMING BECAUSE ANYONE.

MS.. HELLO THERE, COMMISSIONER I'M GOING TO GO BACK TO THE ASSISTANT TO THE CITY MANAGER FOR THE RECORD, AND I WISH I HAD A BETTER ANSWER THAN JEFF AND ACTUALLY THAT WAS A PART OF OUR PRESENTATION LEVENT.

SO I CAN WAIT.

IT'S OK AT THIS POINT.

WE'RE WORKING WITH BROWARD COUNTY DILIGENTLY.

WE SUBMITTED DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED FOR FOUR OUT OF FIVE OF OUR FUNDING REQUEST THAT WERE APPROVED AND WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THEM.

WE GOT COMMENTS BACK FROM THEM ON TO PROJECT.

ONE OF THEM IS 17TH AVENUE TRAFFIC CALMING AND ONE OF THEM AS MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION STUDY.

SO WE'VE BEEN GOING BACK AND FORTH ON THESE.

SO BEFORE WE CAN GET THE FUNDS FOR CYCLE ONE PROJECT, WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYTHING WE SUBMIT TO THEM, THEY APPROVE IT.

AND THEN WE GET TO THE PROJECT FUNDING AGREEMENT THAT WILL BE BROUGHT TO ALL OF YOU FOR APPROVAL.

AND THAT'S WHEN WE GET THE FUNDS.

SO WE'RE WE'RE ON HOLD.

WE'RE IN THE PROCESS, BUT WE DON'T HAVE THE EXACT EXACT TIME.

RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.

WE CAN TALK MORE ABOUT THAT.

I'M SORRY.

I DIDN'T MEAN TO JUMP THE GUN ON.

THAT IS A GOOD THING.

IF THERE IS A WALL THAT IS NOT NEEDED, I AM BEING BARRAGED BY RESIDENTS WHO WANT A RED LINE PINE ISLAND.

SO THERE'S.

DOLLARS IN THE BUDGET SOMEWHERE, I AM REQUESTING A ROLE BE CONSIDERED A LONE PINE ISLAND, WE ALL KNOW THE TRAFFIC HAS GOTTEN WORSE.

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IT IS EXTREMELY LOUD FOR ALL THE RESIDENTS THERE.

SO I WANTED TO GET THAT ON THE RECORD.

AND THE OTHER QUESTION I HAD WAS TRAVEL FOR SISTER CITIES.

I DON'T REMEMBER TALKING ABOUT TRAVELING FOR THAT, MS. SAID.

CITY MANAGER FOR THIS, LAURA? NO, I JUST THINK THAT IT IS EXPECTED AT SOME POINT IN THE IN THE FUTURE THAT YOU'RE GOING TO BE DOING SOME TRAVELING FOR SISTER CITIES.

YOU'VE ESTABLISHED A SISTER CITIES COMMITTEE.

YOU'RE GOING TO ESTABLISH THOSE RELATIONSHIPS.

I THINK THE EXPECTATION IS THAT YOU WOULD AT SOME POINT TRAVEL.

AND IF YOU TRAVEL, THERE NEEDS TO BE RESOURCES BUDGETED IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE.

OK, I GUESS WE CAN HOLD THAT DISCUSSION LATER FOR THE TRAVEL BUDGET.

THANK YOU.

WELL, ACTUALLY, WE CAN START IT NOW.

I'M GOING TO MAKE MY MANY OF MY QUESTIONS I KNOW WILL BE ANSWERED WHEN WE GET TO THE DEPARTMENT HEADS.

BUT I HAD WRITTEN DOWN TRAVEL BUDGET AND ONE OF THE CONCERNS WAS WHAT ARE YOU BACK I'D LIKE TO PUT BACK TO INDIVIDUALIZE, BECAUSE WHEN WE LOOK AT THE BUDGET FOR WHAT HAD BEEN SPENT IN THE PAST, BY THE TIME SOME PEOPLE ARE READY TO TRAVEL, THERE'S ALMOST NOTHING LEFT OVER.

SO IF YOU HAVE IT AS A GROUP AND EVERYBODY'S POINTING AT IT, THE LAST PERSON WHO DECIDES THAT THEY'RE GOING TO TRAVEL WON'T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY OR.

IT WON'T BE ABLE TO BE DIVIDED EQUALLY.

ONE OF THE REASONS WE SAID WE WANTED INDIVIDUAL TRAVEL BUDGETS WAS SO EACH OF US COULD BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR OUR OWN TRAVEL.

AND THIS WAY WE HAVE A BUDGET.

WE STICK TO IT IF WE GO OVER BUDGET ON OUR OWN.

SO THAT IS ONE THING ON THE TRAVEL BUDGET, IF WE'RE GOING TO PUT IT BACK TO EVEN HAVING A TRAVEL BUDGET AGAIN, OR I WOULD LIKE IT INDIVIDUALIZED AGAIN, I HAPPEN TO AGREE.

I DON'T REMEMBER SISTER CITIES BEING FUNDED.

I THINK WE WERE VERY SPECIFIC ON SISTER CITIES BEING FRIENDSHIP CITIES RIGHT NOW AND THEREFORE WE WOULD NOT HAVE OBLIGATIONS FOR TRAVEL AND SOMETHING THAT I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD BE FUNDING AND THE MONEY COULD BE PUT BACK INTO.

INTO THE BUDGET FOR USE ELSEWHERE ON.

PERSONALLY, PARTICULARLY FOR EMPLOYEES, BUT LIKE I SAID, I'LL GET TO THAT PART WHEN WE TALK ABOUT EMPLOYEES, SO.

WE HAD TWO ITEMS HERE.

WHEN WE SAY THAT IF WE REMOVE THIS INTERESTING FUNDING SYSTEM, CITIES FUNDING.

WE WILL BE REMOVING GOING BACK TO WHATEVER THE BUDGET AMOUNT WAS THAT WE PUT HIM THROUGH THIS YEAR.

THEN I GUESS IT'S UP TO THREE, THE NEXT PART IS DIVIDING THAT INTO.

IF THE COMMISSION AGREES TO GO BACK TO THE WAY WE HAD IT, AND I DON'T KNOW WHEN IT WAS CHANGED BECAUSE I DON'T REMEMBER IT BEING A COMMISSIONER VOTE TO CHANGE IT OR IF THAT WAS JUST BUDGETARY AND THAT'S IN YOUR HANDS TO HAVE IT PASSED.

ITS COMMISSIONER PERSON ON THE COMMISSION HAS THEIR SET BUDGET.

I CAN ANSWER THE QUESTION OF WHEN WHEN IT HAPPENED AND WHY IT HAPPENED, THAT IT WAS IN THE 2001 BUDGET AND IT WAS ONE OF THE AUSTERITY MEASURES WE TOOK BECAUSE THE REVENUE STREAMS ON THE PANDEMIC, WE WERE LOOKING TO TRY TO FIND WAYS TO EASE THE BURDEN ON THE GENERAL FUND.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WAS DONE WAS THERE WAS A SITE BAN ON TRAVEL AND TRAINING AND IN CONNECTION WITH THAT, AND IT WAS THOUGHT THAT THE COMMISSION COULD SHARE ONE TRAVEL AND TRAINING BUDGET FOR TWENTY, TWENTY ONE AS OPPOSED TO HAVING THE INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS.

IT WAS IT WAS PURELY AN AUSTERITY MEASURES TAKEN FOR POINT.

AND APPRECIATE THAT.

AND KEEPING IN MIND WITH THE AUSTERITY MEASURES, IF WE CAN, I JUST THINK WE NEED TO KEEP THE BUDGET TO THAT AMOUNT, BUT STREAMLINE IT TO EACH INDIVIDUAL.

AND IF I RECALL CORRECTLY, IT WAS AND OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE TO KEEP WE DO A PERCENTAGE OR WHATEVER IT IS.

IT WAS TEN THOUSAND WAS EIGHTY FIVE HUNDRED FOR EACH.

COMMISSIONER AND THE MAYOR HAD FOURTEEN.

I KNOW THAT IT WAS RS, 10, 10, 10 FOR THE COMMISSIONERS AND 15 FOR THE MAYOR.

I DON'T REMEMBER, BUT YOU PROBABLY DO.

I DO.

PLEASE GO AHEAD.

THERE WAS THERE WAS ONE COMMON ACCOUNT FOR TEN THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS FOR THE LARGE CONFERENCES IN WASHINGTON, DC AND WHATNOT.

AND THEN THERE WAS TWELVE SEVEN FIFTY FOR THE MAYOR AND EIGHTY FIVE HUNDRED EACH FOR EACH DISTRICT COMMISSIONER.

OK, SO ACTUALLY THEN THERE WAS REALLY TRAVEL TROUBLE AND EDUCATION, ALTHOUGH THOSE ARE SEPARATE ACCOUNTS.

YOU HAD A TRAINING BUDGET TOO, BUT THAT'S JUST TRAVEL AND TRAINING FOR GOOD.

AND SO.

WHY DON'T WE DO CONSENSUS THAT THE CITY COMMISSION DOES NOT WANT TO HAVE A TRAVEL BUDGET FOR SISTER CITIES AND WE'LL GO THROUGH IT EASY BECAUSE WE NEED TO GIVE CLEAR DIRECTION TO OUR STAFF ON WHAT WE'RE ASKING VERSUS HAVING IT A LITTLE BIT VAGUE, WHICH IS WHAT HAS BEEN, I THINK, A PROBLEM FOR THIS OVER THE PAST YEAR OR SO.

WE'VE HAD SOME VAGUENESS.

SO I'LL START WITH YOU.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

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WHAT I'M SAYING IS IT'S IS TRAVEL.

IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU'RE GOING TO THE US CONFERENCE OF MAYORS OR CITIES, SISTER CITIES OR NATIONAL LEAGUE OR WHATEVER IT IS YOU THINK THAT IT IS.

A PUBLIC NEED, THEN YOU GO, WHAT WHAT I AM INTERESTED IN IS THE AMOUNT THAT WE SPEND.

SO I DON'T THINK THE QUESTION IS, SHOULD WE REMOVE SISTER CITIES? QUESTION SHOULD BE HOW MUCH WE SPEND.

THIS IS A BUDGET MEETING.

WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT WHERE EACH OTHER SHOULD GO AND WHAT WHAT WE'RE DOING.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT NUMBERS.

I'M TALKING ABOUT THAT.

MY COMMENT WAS FOR THE MONEY ALLOCATED FOR SISTER CITIES AND JUST CLARIFYING AND MY COMMENT IS ABOUT NUMBERS.

WE'RE IN A BUDGET WORKSHOP, SO WE HAVE TO FOCUS ON A NUMBER.

ONE HUNDRED AND FOURTEEN THOUSAND IS IS WAY TOO HIGH, SO REDUCE THE AMOUNT, SPLIT IT UP BETWEEN FIVE PEOPLE AND WHEREVER EACH PERSON SEES THAT THERE'S A PUBLIC NEED TO GO, THEY GO.

AGAIN, THIS IS A BUDGET WORKSHOP AND LET'S TALK ABOUT STAFF TRAVEL BUDGET AS WELL, BECAUSE STAFF HAS BEEN WORKING TO KEEP AN EYE ON THIS FOR RIGHT NOW.

YOU CAN GO BACK.

WE OPERATE.

WE ARE WE ARE IN A BUDGET MEETING.

SO WE'RE TALKING ABOUT COMMISSIONER TRAVEL RIGHT NOW.

SO LET'S KEEP IT TO COMMISSIONER HAVE A PLACE AND YOU CAN GO BACK TO THAT AFTERWARDS.

RIGHT.

SO, MR. SCHRADER, WHILE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT COMMISSIONER BUDGET FOR TRAVEL, LOOK UP STAFF BUDGET FOR TRAVEL AS WELL AND TELL US THE NUMBER.

SO, AGAIN, TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, WHILE HE LOOKING FOR STAFF PROJECTS TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, WE SHOULD THINK ABOUT NUMBERS AND NOT NECESSARILY WHERE SOMEBODY IS GOING.

SO JUST REDUCE THE NUMBER, SPLIT UP HOW YOU WANT TO SPLIT IT, AND THEN WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE REST ANOTHER TIME OR UNDER ANOTHER TOPIC.

WE ARE UNFORTUNATELY REALLY RESTRICTED IN TIME BECAUSE WE NEED TO DO A VOTE AT NEXT WEDNESDAY'S MEETING.

WE DID NOT HAVE MEETINGS IN JUNE WHICH WOULD ALLOW US TO HAVE FOLLOW UP MEETINGS.

SO WE DO HAVE THAT.

WILL THIS BE PART OF ANYONE'S PRESENTATION LATER ON TODAY THAT WE CAN HAVE THE NUMBERS ADJUSTED BACK TO THE AUSTERITY NUMBERS AND DIVIDE IT OUT? THAT WE CAN DISCUSS OR IS THAT.

IS THIS THE ONLY TIME I WAS GOING TO DISCUSS? I DON'T KNOW WHEN THAT WILL COME UP IN ANY OTHER DEPARTMENT PRESENTATION.

OK, NOR WILL THE TOTAL AMOUNT BUDGETED FOR STAFF TRAINING.

WHAT I CAN WHAT I CAN SAY.

IN RELATION TO STAFF TRAINING AND STAFF TRAVEL, IS THAT THE TRAVEL FOR FOR THE DEPARTMENT'S? HE HAS BEEN REDUCED TO VERY, VERY LOW LEVELS BECAUSE THEY HAVE THE UNDERSTANDING THAT A LOT OF CONFERENCES WERE NOT GOING TO BE HELD IN PERSON ANYMORE.

THINGS WERE GOING TO BE DONE VIRTUALLY.

SO THOSE BUDGETS ARE ACTUALLY VERY, VERY BARE BONES BUDGETS, THEIR TRAVEL.

AND THEY, FOR THE MOST PART, IN TWENTY TWENTY TWO, ALL THE DEPARTMENTS TOLD THE LINE AND THEY KEPT VERY SIMILAR LEVELS FOR TRAVEL AND TRAINING AS THEY HAD FOR TWENTY, TWENTY ONE AND AGAIN TWENTY, TWENTY ONE.

THAT WAS AN AUSTERITY MEASURE.

WE CUT TRAVEL AND TRAINING TO THE BONE.

SO UNDERSTANDING THAT MOST, MOST THINGS COULD BE DONE VIRTUALLY OR ON TEAMS OR YOU KNOW, IT WASN'T GOING TO BE AN IN-PERSON CONFERENCE WHERE YOU HAD TO GO STAY AT A HOTEL AND POSSIBLY FLY.

NONE OF THAT.

NONE OF THAT IS INCLUDED IN THE BOOK.

THANK YOU.

SO THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

BASICALLY, ARE YOU IN AGREEMENT TO REDUCING THE TRAVEL BUDGET TO THE MORE OR LESS GESTUR SECURITY MEASURES THAT WE'VE HAD LAST YEAR AND HAVING IT DIVIDED INTO THE PROCESS IN WHICH EACH PERSON IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN BUDGET? ABSOLUTELY.

COMMISSIONER.

GUNN.

I EXPRESSED TO, UM, SOME SENATOR LATER THAT I HAD NO PLANS TO TRAVEL FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS, AND THAT REMAINS CONSISTENT.

SO I DON'T SEE A NEED TO DOUBLE THE BUDGET OR BRING IT BACK TO THE PRE PANDEMIC LEVELS, BECAUSE WE'VE GOTTEN USED TO HAVING CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS VIRTUALLY.

IT'S STILL DANGEROUS TO TRAVEL.

THERE ARE PEOPLE EVEN ON THIS COMMISSION THAT HAVEN'T BEEN VACCINATED AS OF YET.

SO THERE'S A NEW VARIANT OF THE OF THE VIRUS THAT'S MORE DANGEROUS.

SO I DON'T SEE A NEED TO TRAVEL IN THE NEXT TWENTY FOUR MONTHS, 12 TO 24 MONTHS.

AND SO WE CAN KEEP IT AT THE PRE AT THE AT THE AUSTERITY MEASURES LEVELS.

I THINK MR. STREET, IT WAS USING JUSTICES' AS AN EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE COMPANIES THAT SOMEBODY MAY WANT TO GO TO, BUT THEN POINT THAT OUT AS A SPECIFIC WHEN I GIVE YOU A

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COMMISSIONER BOLTON IN THAT TRAVEL SHOULD BE BUDGETEER TO WHAT IT WAS LAST YEAR.

AND THE SECOND PART WAS INDIVIDUALIZED TO EACH COMMISSIONER COMMISSIONER THAT WAS AN AUSTERITY MEASURE AS WELL USING.

THE COMBINED ACCOUNT VERSUS THE INDIVIDUAL, IT WAS A COMBINATION OF REDUCING IT WAS ELIMINATING THE INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS AND.

PROVIDING ONE COLLECTIVE ACCOUNT AND JUST.

REDUCING THEIR COLLECTIVE ACCOUNT DOWN TO SOMETHING LESS THAN THE TOTAL OF THE WHAT THE INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS WERE PRIOR, TOGETHER WITH THAT TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR FOUR TRIPS TO WASHINGTON AND ONE THAT, YEAH, I'M OK WITH KEEPING THAT THE SAME, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT KEEPING THE VILLAGE RATE THE SAME.

WE'RE STILL GOING TO INCREASE PROPERTY TAXES TO INDIVIDUALS.

AND WE'VE HAD PEOPLE COME TO THIS COMMISSIONER COMPLAIN ABOUT THE HIGH LEVEL OF PROPERTY TAXES THEY'RE PAYING.

SO IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE FOR US TO HAVE A HIGH TRAVEL BUDGET WHILE RAISING TAXES ON OUR RESIDENTS.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

SO I'M OK WITH.

INDIVIDUALIZING IT, BUT I'M NOT OK WITH IT.

WE HAVE A FRIENDSHIP CITY SITUATION AND WE'RE NOT PLANNING TO DO A SISTER CITY TRAVELING THAT SHOULD NOT BE INCLUDED.

AND I, TOO, WILL NOT BE TRAVELING, BUT I THINK IT SHOULD BE INDIVIDUALIZED, WHATEVER THE COMMISSION PREVIOUS COMMISSIONER HAD IN PLACE.

I'M OK WITH THAT.

THANK YOU.

AND YOU HAVE CONSENSUS TO INDIVIDUALIZE IT.

BUT IT'S THE AUSTERITY MEASURES AND LOCAL PROPERTY TAXES.

WE'RE NOT INCREASING PROPERTY TAXES.

THE PROPERTY APPRAISER SEES THE GOOD WORK THAT OUR CITY HAS DONE.

WHEN EVERYBODY BUYS A HOME, THE GOAL IS FOR THEIR BIGGEST ASSET THAT THEY'LL EVER PURCHASE IN THEIR LIVES TO INCREASE IN VALUE.

YOU DON'T WANT TO INVEST ALL THIS MONEY AND HAVE YOUR PROPERTY VALUES GO DOWN.

SO OUR HOMES ARE THANKFULLY GOING UP.

SEVEN OR EIGHT PERCENT RIGHT NOW, TAX VALUE IS WHAT FOR MOST, THE MAJORITY CAUGHT BETWEEN TWO POINT THREE, I THINK IT WAS EIGHT PERCENT OR TWO AND THREE PERCENT, ONE POINT FORTY ONE PERCENT, ONE POINT FOUR PERCENT ON THE INCREASE OF THE TAXABLE VALUE.

SO IF SOMEONE'S HOME IS AT THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS AND THEY'RE GETTING 30, THE INCREASE IS THIRTY DOLLARS AND SIXTY TWO CENTS FOR A WHOLE YEAR FOR THE SERVICES THAT ARE BEING PROVIDED, BUT THE VALUE OF THEIR PROPERTY HAS INCREASED.

PERSONALLY, I THINK THAT IS A GOOD INVESTMENT AND THAT'S WHY PEOPLE USUALLY INVEST.

SO I'M CITY MANAGER AND THROUGH TO THE STAFF, I HOPE THAT WE'VE GIVEN YOU A CLEAR DIRECTIVE THAT WILL MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU TO MAKE THE CHANGES TO THE CHANGES.

FOR A LITTLE MORE CLARIFICATION, JUST TO BE CLEAR, YOU WANT TO RETURN IT TO FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS AND DIVIDED EQUALLY AMONG INDIVIDUAL, IF THAT'S WHAT THE THE AMOUNT WAS FOR THE AUSTRALIAN MEASURES FOR TWENTY TWENTY ONE.

YES AND YES.

THROUGH THE CITY CLERK.

CAN YOU CLARIFY WHO WHO VOTED FOR THE INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS.

I'M NOT CLEAR ON THAT.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO YOU CAN GO AHEAD.

I DIDN'T SUPPORT THE INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS.

NO, I DID.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

I HAD A COMMENT, YES, SORRY.

I WAS LISTENING TO WHAT CITY MANAGER WAS SAYING THAT THE REASON FOR ADDING IT IS TO ASSUME THAT WE WILL.

NOT ADDING IT AND THEN USING IT IS A PROBLEM.

I THINK WHAT HAS BEEN DONE IS IF THERE WILL BE A FRIENDSHIP CITY SITUATION THAT A COMMISSIONER PERSON ON THE COMMISSIONER WOULD LIKE TO GO TO, THEN THEY CAN DO OUT OF THEIR INDIVIDUALIZED ACCOUNT.

THE MY UNDERSTANDING, AND WE CAN GET CLARIFICATION, I DON'T.

YOU KNOW, THE.

PROBABLY NOT ON THOSE ITEM RIGHT NOW, BUT THE FRIENDSHIP CITY IS THE REASON FOR DOING FRIENDSHIP CITIES THAT HAD THE MOST LIMITED AMOUNT OF TRAVEL THAT WOULD BE REQUIRED AND THAT THROUGH THE NEXT YEAR, IT WAS GOING TO BE HOPEFULLY DONE MORE IN A.

ZOOM CAPACITY TYPE SITUATION, BUT WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLEASE CLARIFY, I'M.

THIS PROGRAM IS REALLY WHATEVER THE COMMISSION DECIDES IT SHOULD BE THROUGH.

YES, THERE ARE OPTIONS OF ENGAGING VIRTUALLY THE TRAVELING.

AND I JUST HAD A QUESTION FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT IN CONSENSUS WITH WHAT CITY

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CLERK JUST READ ON THE RECORD, WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS OF NOT INDIVIDUALIZING AT? UM.

ME READ SOME SOME COMMISSIONER TRAVELED MORE THAN OTHERS, SO FOR EXAMPLE, COMMISSIONER PLACKO, I DON'T THINK SHE TRAVELED MUCH ONE YEAR COMPARE TO OTHER COMMISSIONERS.

AND SO IF IT'S IN FOR BUCKETT YOU BEING A NEW COMMISSIONER, YOU KNOW, WHEN I FIRST CAME ON, I TRAVELED, I THINK, TO JACKSONVILLE, TO ORLANDO FOR TRAINING THROUGH THE FLORIDA LEAGUE OF CITIES.

AND SO YOUR TRAVEL NEEDS MIGHT BE HIGHER THAN SOMEONE ELSE.

SO IF YOUR BUDGET IS FIXED AT TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS AND YOU SEE THAT IN SIX MONTHS, YOU CAN'T TRAVEL FOR TRAINING FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR WITH A COMBINED BUDGET.

AND, UH, MARLON GOMEZ DOESN'T TRAVEL MUCH AND I DON'T TRAVEL AND YOU CAN PULL INTO THAT COMBINED BUDGET, WHEREAS IF YOU EXCEED YOUR INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNT, THAT'S IT.

IF MY ACCOUNT IS TEN THOUSAND, I DON'T TRAVEL.

YOU CAN'T TOUCH THAT TEN THOUSAND.

AND IF IT'S A SHARED ACCOUNT, YOU CAN TAP INTO IT.

SO ARE YOU SUGGESTING THAT LESS ACCOUNTABILITY OR MORE ACCOUNTABILITY? I THINK IT DEPENDS.

FOR EXAMPLE, I'VE DONE ALL THE TRAINING NECESSARY THROUGH THE FLOOR, LIKE I SAID, MOST OF THOSE TRAININGS WERE IN ORLANDO AND JACKSONVILLE, SO I DON'T NEED TO GO ANY OF THOSE TRAININGS ANYMORE.

YOU ARE NEW AND HAVEN'T HAD TO GO THROUGH ANY TRAINING THAT YOU WOULD REQUIRE, WOULD LIKELY REQUIRE MORE TRAVEL THAN MYSELF OR BOLTON OR ANYBODY ELSE HERE, BECAUSE WE'VE ALREADY DONE THOSE TRAININGS AND YOU HAVEN'T THOUGHT SO.

YOUR NEEDS WOULD BE HIGHER.

AND IF YOU LOOK AT HISTORICALLY, THE FIRST YEAR COMMISSIONER BOLTON WAS IN OFFICE WHEN I WAS IN OFFICE, I WOULD TRAVEL EXCEEDED THOSE OF OTHER COMMISSIONER.

SO I'VE BEEN HERE LONGER.

WE'VE GONE TO THOSE CONFERENCES BEFORE.

I WENT TO THOSE TRAININGS BEFORE.

SO YOUR TRAVEL NEEDS GO DOWN THE MOMENT YOU'RE IN OFFICE.

AND THEN YOU KNEW, YOU KNOW, IF THIS CANDIDATE WASN'T AROUND, YOU WOULD HAVE GONE TO FOUR OR FIVE TRAININGS BY NOW.

AND I THANK YOU AND JUST FOR THE RECORD, I WILL NOT BE DOING ANY TRAVELING WHATSOEVER AND COMMISSIONER BOLTON IS READY TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION.

GO AHEAD.

OK, SO WHAT? I JUST GOT ELECTED VICE MAYOR.

THERE IS A PROGRAM OFFERED BY THE FLORIDA LEAGUE OF CITIES CALLED IMAL INSTITUTE OF MUNICIPAL ELECTED OFFICIALS.

AND AT IMO, YOU YOU LEARN SO MUCH AND IT HELPS YOU TO BECOME A BETTER COMMISSIONER.

FOR ME, THERE IS THE NOT THAT THE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES, A BLACK CAUCUS, NBC.

SO BUT THEN YOU HAVE THE HISPANIC ELECTED OFFICIALS, THE MAYOR AND I, I THINK ARE THE TWO THAT SITS ON MOST BOARDS.

SO SHE GOES TO THE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE.

I GO TO THE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE.

THE MAYOR GOES TO THE THE U.S.

CONFERENCE OF MAYORS.

WHEN I WAS VICE MAYOR AND THE MAYOR COULD NOT GO, I WENT.

SO IF THE MAYOR HAS TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS AND I HAVE TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS AND NOW WE WANT TO GO TO TO SIT ON THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEES, WHICH ARE IMPORTANT TO TALK TO THE LOCAL TO THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

SHE CAN'T GO TO THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE.

I CAN'T GO TO PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE.

SHE CAN'T GO TO US CONFERENCE OF MAYORS.

AND IT'S GOING TO BECOME AN ISSUE WITH WITH BUDGET.

WHILE COMMISSIONER PLACKO ONLY GOES TO THE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE IN MARCH.

SO SHE SPENDS A THOUSAND DOLLARS OR TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS.

SHE HAS EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THAT'S A LOT.

AND IT'S NOT A MATTER OF ACCOUNTABILITY.

IT'S JUST A MATTER OF STRETCHING THE BUDGET TO MAKE SURE THAT IT IS THAT IT IS THAT IT SERVES THE CITY OF TAMARAC WELL.

SO IT'S NOT AN ACCOUNTABILITY ISSUE.

IN MY FIRST YEAR, I TRAVELED MORE.

I WAS A NEW COMMISSIONER YOU IF YOU'RE NOT GOING TO TRAVEL, I DON'T THINK YOU'RE GOING TO BE AN EFFECTIVE COMMISSIONER, AT LEAST IN MY OPINION.

IT HELPED ME.

IRMO HELPED ME MORE.

THE LEAGUE OF CITIES HELPS ALL THOSE ORGANIZATION HELPS TO BE TO HELP YOU TO BECOME A BETTER COMMISSIONER.

SO THAT'S THAT'S THE ONLY THING.

MR. HADITHI.

WE DO HAVE STAFF AND I BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE A ROW AND THEY ALSO HAVE A ROW, AND I DON'T THINK US TRAVELING MAKES US LESS OR MORE EFFECTIVE TO BE A COMMISSIONER OR MAYOR FOR THE CITY WHEN WE HAVE SPECIFIC PEOPLE TO DO SPECIFIC ROLES.

SO I WOULD DISAGREE WITH THAT.

IT'S IT'S NOT ABOUT MADAM MAYOR, IT'S NOT ABOUT DOING ANYTHING.

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I'M ASKING YOU A QUESTION.

YOU HAVE TRAVELED TO THE FLORIDA LEAGUE OF CITIES, THE US CONFERENCE OF MAYORS, THE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES.

YOU SIT ON ALL THESE BOARDS.

HAVE YOU FOUND IT BENEFICIAL AND HAS IT HELPED YOU TO BECOME A BETTER LEADER? I FIND GOING TO THEM AFFECTED, BUT I ALSO FIND THAT SOME OF THEM, WE ASSUME ARE AFFECTED AND DUE TO LAST YEAR, A LOT OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS ARE DOING THAT.

SO I BELIEVE THAT A SET BUDGET WILL HELP ALL OF US BE ABLE TO FIGURE OUT WHICH ONES TO GO IN PERSON AND WHICH ONES TO DO ONLINE AND THEREFORE BE ABLE TO HELP US WITH WHAT WE NEED.

SO I ALSO THINK, LIKE ANYTHING, IT'S WHAT YOU DO WITH IT.

IF YOU GO AND PARTICIPATE IN LEARNING AND GOING BACK, THEN IT'S VERY EFFECTIVE.

BUT THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS THAT I AGREE WITH THE VICE MAYOR THAT OUR CITY STAFF GOES TO MOMS, GETS EDUCATION AND HELPS THEM BE MORE EFFECTIVE TO HELP US EDUCATE US FOR WHAT WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO DO TO BE BETTER SCHOOL OFFICIALS.

TWO WAY STREET.

I FEEL ALL OF IT IS A TWO WAY STREET.

WHAT YOU DO WITH IT.

OK, GOOD.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I THINK HOPEFULLY THAT WAS A CLEAR ENOUGH CONSENSUS FOR WHAT YOU NEEDED, BUT YOU STILL HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT DIRECTION AND WHAT YOU WANT BROUGHT BACK IN SEPTEMBER.

THANK YOU.

AND AT THIS TIME IT IS.

OH, I HAVE ONE ON ONE AND THE RECORD CLERK, I DO SUPPORT INDIVIDUALIZE BUDGET.

OK, IT IS ONE O'CLOCK OR ONE OR TWO, I BELIEVE WE WILL BE TAKING A HALF HOUR LUNCH BREAK AND SO AS SEE HERE, LET'S JUST SAY ONE THIRTY FIVE.

AND I THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME WHEN MRS..

ALL RIGHT, WE'RE BACK ON THE RECORD IS ONE THIRTY EIGHT, I APOLOGIZE FOR BEING LATE AND WE ARE NOW JOINED BY GEORGE.

PLEASE PROCEED.

SURE YOU HAVE TO DO.

MAN VICE MAYOR, COMMISSIONERS GEORGE FALL, CITY OF TAMARAC, BOLTON OFFICIAL.

SO THIS IS THE BUDGET PROPOSED BUDGET.

TWENTY TWENTY TWO FOR THE BOLTON APARTMENT.

THREE MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED TWENTY SEVEN THOUSAND THREE THIRTEEN.

BLANKY.

SO THE UPDATE FOR 20 FISCAL YEAR, TWENTY TWENTY TWO THROUGH TWENTY FOUR COMING ACTIVITIES ONLINE, PERMITTING A SPECIAL MAGISTRATE UPDATES PROJECTIONS AND THE REVENUE.

I JUST WANTED TO REMIND YOU THAT I WILL BE COMING BACK IN FRONT OF THE COMMISSION, HOPEFULLY IN AUGUST TO TALK ABOUT A NEW PERMIT FEE SCHEDULE, YOU KNOW, WE'RE LOOKING AT TO DO WITH THE COST OF CONSTRUCTION.

AT THE TIME WHEN I WROTE THIS, THERE WAS SEVEN DIFFERENT CITIES THAT DO COAST CONSTRUCTION NEAR US NOW, AREN'T CHECKED INTO THIS OVER 10.

SO MOST CITIES USE THOSE CONSTRUCTIONS.

WE'RE LOOKING AT THAT EITHER GO BY THE CONSTRUCTION OR SQUARE FOOTAGE.

AND LIKE I SAID, I'LL BE BACK IN FRONT OF YOU IN AUGUST.

CHALLENGES FOR FISCAL YEAR TWENTY TWO, THREE, TWENTY FOUR IS THE LEVEL OF PERMANENT PROJECTED TO BE ABLE TO DECREASE THE AMOUNT OF VACANT LAND THAT WE HAVE HERE IN THE CITY.

ALSO, THE OVERSIGHT OF THIRD PARTY SPECIAL INSPECTOR REPORTS PRIVATE PROVIDER.

WE DO NOT HAVE ANY AT THIS TIME.

MOST OF THE PRIVATE PROVIDERS, WE HAVE SMALL JOBS.

WE'RE SELLING HERE TO DO SMALL BATHROOMS. ONLY ONE PERSON GOES IN, RATHER A FEW PEOPLE.

AND WE'RE FORECASTING CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR ALTERATIONS AND BUILD OUTS, WHICH WILL DEFINITELY HELP US WITH THE PRIMARY SCHEDULE.

PROJECTIONS FROM 20 TO 320 FOR NEW HOUSING COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT, WHICH IS I THINK HAS BEEN MENTIONED A FEW TIMES ALREADY, EATING WEST, WHICH IS ALREADY STARTING TO BREAK GROUND, HAS JOINED IN 12 RESIDENTIAL APARTMENTS RIGHT DOWN THE BLOCK FROM THERE.

THAT'S FIFTY FOUR THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT SELF-STORAGE BUILDING.

AND THERE'S NO SELF-STORAGE BUILDING THAT'S FORECASTED FOR CALHOUN ROAD, BAILEY ROAD APARTMENTS AND TAMARAC VILLAGE PHASE TWO THAT IS JUST STARTING ON ITS WAY NOW.

BOLTON DEPARTMENT, THE GOALS, PROJECTIONS, WE HAVE FIVE OPEN POSITIONS AT THIS TIME FOR EXCUSE ME, FOR WE WE ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW CHIEF ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR, STRUCTURAL INSPECTOR.

WE HAVE JUST HAD A CHANGE OF STATUS FOR A SENIOR PERMIT TECHNICIAN AND WE'RE LOOKING FOR A PERMIT TECHNICIAN.

WE'RE INSTITUTING A NEW PERMIT FEE SCHEDULE.

LIKE I SAID, WE'VE BEEN PROMOTING ONLINE PAYMENTS FOR SOCIAL MAGISTRATE ADMINISTRATION FEES.

WE HAVE STARTED WITH THE IRS, WHICH BY THE ICC, WHICH IS AN INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION FOR THE BOLTON DEPARTMENT.

WE'VE STARTED THAT IN APRIL.

TWENTY TWENTY ONE.

THE IRS GIVE ME INSURANCE SERVICES OFFICES, XQ RECERTIFICATION IS DOING

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TWENTY, TWENTY ONE, WE'RE DEALING WITH THAT NOW, GIVING ALL THE INFORMATION THEY NEED.

CURRENTLY, THE CITY IS CLASSIC'S ALLOWING RESIDENTS TO RECEIVE A 20 PERCENT REDUCTION IN FLOOD INSURANCE PREMIUMS. AND IN TWENTY EIGHTEEN, FEMA STARTED REVIEWING AND UPDATING FLOOD DATA IN COASTAL ZONES AND MUNICIPALITIES.

IN BROWARD COUNTY, NEW FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAPS ARE ANTICIPATED TO GO IN EFFECT AT THE END OF 2020.

AND WE'VE ALREADY NOTIFIED EVERYONE THAT THAT WISH THERE WAS A CHANGE IN STATUS, THAT FLOOD INSURANCE.

THESE ARE SOME OF THE PICTURES OF SOME OF THE WORK THAT'S BEEN HAS BEEN DONE THAT WILL BE DONE, THE COMMUNITY, CHRISTIAN CHURCH, TCO, THEY'RE LOOKING FOR THE CEO RIGHT NOW.

HOLLYWOOD IS A COUNTRY CLUB, WHICH YOU'RE FAMILIAR WITH, THE CLUBHOUSE, THE SEAL WAS ISSUED ALSO WITH THE GOLF CART BAR, SOME PICTURES OF THE CLUBHOUSE.

ENCLAVES THAT WOULD NOT BE SUPPORTED AS ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY TWO PEOPLE WITH SINGLE FAMILY HOMES IN SINCE TWENTY TWENTY ONE TWENTY HOUSES HAVE HAD THIS CEO.

NO.

AND MY VILLAGE, PHASE ONE, I MR. PHASE TWO HAVE BEEN APPROVED, READY FOR ISSUANCE, AND THEY PAID FOR A FEW OF THEM, I WISH THEY'D PAY FOR ALL.

AL-AZHAR, THE SCHOOL BUILDING A TWO STORY SCHOOL BUILDING COMPLETE, IS PROJECTED TO BE COMPLETION AT THE END OF TWENTY TWENTY ONE.

FIRE STATION THIRTY SIX, THEY HAVE THEIR CEO, THEY'RE LOOKING, THEY HAVE THE 26TH EXCUSE ME, THEY'RE LOOKING, THEY GET THEIR CEO.

I KNOW QUITE A BIT OF ITEMS ON THEIR PUNCH LIST, BUT THEIR COMPLETION IS ANTICIPATED BY THE END OF THIS MONTH OR EARLY NEXT MONTH.

IT WAS LIKE I SAID, THEY'VE ALREADY STARTED BETWEEN AND 12 APARTMENTS, THERE'S TWO BUILDINGS THERE WITH A POOL IN A COMMON AREA THERE AND PERMITS ISSUED FOR BOTH BUILDINGS AND THE CLUBHOUSE.

SURE, ANY QUESTIONS? WE KNOW THERE'S ONE JUST EAST, RIGHT, IT'S JUST EAST OF EDEN WEST, RIGHT, AND THERE HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH THEM.

THE ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS IS THAT SOME OF THESE DEVELOPERS AREN'T IN FLORIDA.

THEY'RE NOT USED TO WHAT WE NEED FROM FLORIDA.

SO THAT'S KIND OF IN THE BACK RIGHT NOW.

BUT I'VE BEEN IN TOUCH WITH THEM THIS WEEK.

SO I WE STILL LOOK GET THEIR.

NO, I HAVE NOT HEARD FROM THEM.

NO.

I COULD LOOK INTO IT AND I'LL GET BACK TO YOU.

THANK YOU.

SEEING THAT THERE'S NOBODY ELSE WHO HAS A CAR TURNED OVER, WE WILL GO AND THERE'S NO QUESTION.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU.

AND.

I FOUND AT THE MAGISTRATE.

YES, THANKS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NOW UP ON OUR LIST WILL BE VSL.

OK.

ALL RIGHT, SCENE AT BSR HAD NO MERCY.

WE WILL NOW GO TO THE CITY POST OFFICE, SO SKIPPING TO PAGE 30 IN YOUR POCKET.

I THINK WE'LL BE ADVISED WHEN WE NEED TO KNOW, YOU'LL NEED TO KNOW SOMETHING WHEN THEY THINK, OH, WELL, WE ARE NOW READY FOR THE CITY CLERK.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, MADAM MAYOR.

THIS YEAR, THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE IS ASKING FOR SEVEN HUNDRED AND TWENTY EIGHT THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED FORTY FOUR DOLLARS TO ONE POINT ONE FOUR PERCENT INCREASE.

THAT'S REFLECTIVE IN THESE SMALL LITTLE CONTRACTUAL INCREASES THAT WE HAVE IN A FEW OF OUR VENDORS, SUCH AS SCANNING AND RECORD STORAGE.

MAYBE NOT.

BY POINTING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.

THERE WE GO.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

SO WE'RE GOING TO GO THROUGH THIS FAIRLY QUICKLY AS WELL.

I KNOW THAT WE'RE ON A TIME CRUNCH.

YOU KNOW WHAT THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE DOES? WE MANAGE A LOT OF STUFF IN THERE, INCLUDING ELECTIONS, THE FILMING OF YOUR PUBLIC RECORD, YOUR PRESS RECORDS MANAGEMENT, DISTRIBUTION OF THE AGENDAS, CITYWIDE ADVERTISING AND ADVISORY BOARD APPOINTMENTS.

OF GOMEZ PRETTY MUCH REMAIN THE SAME.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE PROVIDE EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE TO OUR RESIDENTS, STAKEHOLDERS AND EMPLOYEES, INCREASE THE KNOWLEDGE AND INTEROPERABILITY OF THE DEPARTMENTS FOR RECORDS MANAGEMENT AND PUBLIC RECORDS PROCESSES, CONTINUE TO SOLICIT AND MAINTAINING FULL ADVISORY BOARD CAPACITY AS WE CAN AND CREATE OPPORTUNITIES TO INTRODUCE NEW TECHNOLOGY IN OUR OFFICE.

SO SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE WANTED TO REALLY POINT OUT TO YOU IS AS OF SIX ONE TWENTY TWENTY ONE, WE HAD SIX HUNDRED AND EIGHTY SEVEN PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR.

WE'RE CURRENTLY AT EIGHT OR FIVE TODAY FOR THE YEAR.

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IF YOU LOOK AT MY NEXT SLIDE.

YES, AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE CURVE, WE'RE ANTICIPATING AT LEAST A THOUSAND AND 90 THIS YEAR, SO WE HAVE AN INCREASE OF ABOUT 10 PERCENT A YEAR IN A NUMBER OF PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST THAT ARE COMING THROUGH THE OFFICE.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE NEXT SLIDE, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE NEXT SLIDE, YOU'LL SEE THE TYPES OR THE DEPARTMENTS THAT ARE GETTING THE MOST AMOUNT OF PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST.

THOSE ARE THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT GETS THE MOST NOT UNUSUAL.

CITY CLERK'S OFFICE HANDLES A LOT OF STUFF.

THEN WE HAVE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, FIRE AND PUBLIC SERVICES THAT'S FALLEN THERE SHORTLY THEREAFTER.

NEXT, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMMUTING AND COMMISSIONER MANAGEMENT.

THIS IS TAKING UP A LOT OF TIME THIS YEAR AS WE HAVE CREATED FIVE NEW BOARDS, WHICH WOULD BE THE BIG BOARD SISTER CITIES.

THE CHARTER BOARD IS CONVENING THIS YEAR, THE DIVERSITY BOARD AND THE EDUCATION ADVISORY BOARD.

SO WE'VE BEEN ADVERTISING, GETTING IN A LOT OF APPLICATIONS, FILTERING THROUGH THOSE AND HANDING THEM OUT AND TRYING TO APPOINT AS QUICKLY AS WE POSSIBLY CAN.

OUR GOAL IS TO APPOINT MEMBERS WITHIN 60 DAYS, BUT SOMETIMES THAT JUST DOESN'T HAPPEN.

SO THAT'S OUR GOAL AND WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO TRY AND KEEP THOSE BOARDS INTACT AS POSSIBLE.

NEXT SLIDE.

TWO MAJOR MILESTONES FOR TWENTY TWO, WHICH ARE GOING TO TAKE UP A LOT OF WORK, IS THE CHARTER BOARD SO THAT THE MEMBERS HAVE BEEN APPOINTED, THEY'VE SAT FOR ONE MEETING AND THEY ARE APPOINTED FOR ONE YEAR.

AND THEN WE'LL ALSO HAVE REDISTRICTING THIS YEAR AFTER THE CENSUS NUMBERS ARE OUT, WHICH IS NOT EXPECTED UNTIL SEPTEMBER THE 30TH.

THE TWENTY TWENTY ONE.

WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO FILL PUBLIC RECORDS IN A REASONABLE MANNER, PROVIDE ONE ON ONE ASSISTANCE FOR RECORDS MANAGERS, BACK TO THE DEPARTMENTS, PROMOTE THE FULL BOARD CAPACITY, AND EVALUATE OUR DEPARTMENT PROCESSES FOR MORE EFFICIENCY.

THOSE ARE GOALS CONTINUING IN TWENTY TWENTY ONE AND TWENTY TWENTY TWO.

OH, YEAH, EXCELLENT.

THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON IS TURNING OVER SO COMMISSIONER BOLTON FOR THOSE OF US WHO DO NOT KNOW WHAT REDISTRICTING IS, TELL US ABOUT REDISTRICTING AND YOU KNOW WHERE WE REDISTRICTING, WE FOLLOW THE COUNTY RULES THROUGH PROCESS.

HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM THE STATE, THAT SORT OF STUFF? I CAN GIVE YOU A VERY BROAD SPECTRUM OR A VERY BROAD LOOK AT WHAT REDISTRICTING IS CURRENTLY ISD TAMARAC BY CHARTERS REQUIRED TO REDISTRICT INTO FOUR EQUAL DISTRICTS OR AS CLOSE AS EQUAL DISTRICT AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN HAVE.

AS YOU KNOW, TAMARAC IS A VERY LONGITUDINAL CITY, SO WE HAVE A LOT OF POPULATION OUT WEST AND THEN WE HAVE COMMISSIONER, BOLTON, MS. DISTRICT ONE.

SO IN EACH DISTRICT WE CURRENTLY HAVE AROUND TWELVE THOUSAND RESIDENTS.

THE CHARTER REQUIRES THAT WE REDISTRICT AFTER THE TWENTY 20 CENSUS, SO WE'RE WAITING ON THOSE NUMBERS.

WE'LL HIRE A CONSULTANT FROM ONE OF THE COLLEGES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE AREA, BECAUSE OUR CHARTER REQUIRES THAT WE HAVE TO DO WE HAVE TO USE A COLLEGE.

AND THEY'LL TAKE THOSE NUMBERS FROM THE CENSUS AND THEY WILL LOOK AT THEM, THEY WILL OVERLAY THE CURRENT DISTRICTS AND DETERMINE ON WHETHER OR NOT THERE'S BEEN A HUGE POPULATION SHIFT AND DETERMINE IF DISTRICT LINES NEED TO BE REDRAWN OR THEY FALL WITHIN THE MINIMUM OR THE MAXIMUM STANDARD FOR WHAT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THAT POPULATION SHIFT CAN BE.

I BELIEVE THE STANDARD DEVIATION THAT THEY USE IS 10 PERCENT.

THEY TRY AND GET THAT MUCH LOWER AND MUCH CLOSER.

SO, YOU KNOW, THE LINES OF THE DISTRICTS HAVE TO BE CONGRUENT TO ONE ANOTHER.

THEY HAVE TO TOUCH ONE ANOTHER.

THERE'S A LOT OF RULES THAT GO INTO IT, BUT THE CONSULTANT WILL TAKE CARE OF THAT.

AND WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME WE DID REDISTRICTING? TWENTY, FIFTEEN.

TWENTY, SIXTEEN.

OK.

AND IF WE DO REDISTRICTING AGAIN.

WHAT ELECTION YEAR WOULD THAT? CONTROL, IT WOULD ACTUALLY FALL THE TWENTY TWENTY TWO DISTRICT REDISTRICTING.

I MEAN, WHAT ELECTION WOULD WOULD IT AFFECT? TWENTY, TWENTY TWO.

OK, SO THE LINES WILL BE DRAWN IN TIME FOR 2020, CORRECT? THAT'S WHAT WE'RE HOPING FOR.

WE'RE HOPING TO CLOSE OUT THE REDISTRICTING PROCESS BY APRIL 20.

TWENTY TWO WITH ENOUGH TIME BEFORE WE ACTUALLY HAVE QUALIFYING IN JUNE.

THERE'S BEEN A HOLDUP BECAUSE THE NUMBERS HAVEN'T BEEN RELEASED.

SO WE'LL DO THE BEST WE CAN WITH YOU KNOW, WE'RE WE'RE DEPENDENT UPON THE CENSUS BUREAU AT THIS POINT.

SO GIVEN THE GROWTH IN SOME SOME AREAS OF THE CITY, DO YOU THINK THAT WILL WILL REDISTRICT? I DON'T KNOW.

I'M GOING TO LEAVE THAT TO THE CONSULTANTS.

OK, THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER COMMISSIONER.

GUNN.

YOU KNOW, WHAT KIND OF REQUESTS ARE BEING MADE UP, BOLTON DEPARTMENT? GEORGE CAN PROBABLY ALSO ELABORATE ON THIS A LITTLE BIT, BUT PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS ASKING FOR A COPY OF THEIR SURVEY.

THEY WANT TO PUT IN FENCES LOOKING AT WHEN WE HAVE NEW HOMEOWNERS

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THAT ARE COMING IN AND PULLING THE PERMITS FOR THE ENTIRE PROPERTY.

WE'RE LOOKING AT SURVEYS FOR THE ENTIRE PROPERTY.

IF SOMETHING WAS PERMITTED OR THEY NEED TO GO BACK AND LOOK AT THE HISTORY OF THAT SO THEY CAN PUT IN THE FUTURE.

OK, SO SOME RESIDENTS.

YEAH.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

ONE MORE QUESTION.

WAS THERE A COST TO THE CAMPAIGN FILING SYSTEM THAT WE UPGRADED TO? THERE IS, YES.

WHAT WAS THE INITIAL BUY IN WAS JUST AROUND FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS.

AND THE ANNUAL IS ONLY AROUND TWENTY FIVE TO TWENTY SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS A YEAR.

THAT WAS A GOOD UPGRADE.

THANK YOU.

I'M GLAD YOU LIKE IT.

THANK YOU.

SO SEEING THAT THERE ARE YEP, SORRY, MADAM MAYOR.

RIGHT NOW, WE HAVE WHAT WE HAVE, SO WE ADDED THE FIVE AND THEN AS WE HAVE PEOPLE DROP OFF OR ASKED TO BE REMOVED OR WHATEVER, WE TRY TO RECRUIT FOR THOSE AND THE THEM TO KEEP THE BOARD COMPLETELY STACKED.

ABOUT THE ONLY ONE THAT WE HAVE PENDING MAYBE THE BUDGET COUNCIL THAT IS STILL WAITING TO COME FORWARD.

THANK YOU.

NOW THAT I THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRESENTATION, NO PROBLEM.

THANK YOU.

AND SEEING THAT I WAS BACK, WE ARE GOING TO GO BACK TO THE PRESENTATION.

GOOD AFTERNOON, MADAM MAYOR MADAM MAYOR COMMISSIONER.

CAN YOU TELL THEM COMMISSIONER THAT I'M YOUR FAVORITE FIRST, YOU'RE MY FAVORITE PERSON AND THIS IS THE EXACT I WILL.

WITH ME IS JIMMY COOPER.

HE'S MY EXECUTIVE OFFICER CITY OF TAMARAC, AND HE'S GOING TO TALK A LITTLE BIT.

WE HAVE A QUICK PRESENTATION, WHICH I'M SURE YOU ENJOY, I HOPE.

AND WE WENT OVER A LOT OF STUFF LAST TIME.

BUT JUST TO REMIND ON THE ASPECT OF BUDGET, WE HAVE A SEVENTEEN POINT SIX MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT ALREADY WITHIN OUR FIVE YEAR CONTRACT.

SO THE HARD PART ABOUT BUDGETING IS KIND OF DONE FOR OUR SEGMENT.

IT JUST GIVES US A QUICK TIME TO JUST GIVE YOU A QUICK UPDATE, WHAT WE'RE DOING, AND WE'LL KEEP IT BRIEF UNLESS YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

I DO APOLOGIZE.

WE WERE DEALING WE HAD A ROAD RAGE INCIDENT, WHICH IS NOW A HOMICIDE SCENE ON COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD THIS MORNING.

I SPOKE TO A COMMISSIONER GUNN THIS MORNING ABOUT IT.

IT WAS LITERALLY A ROAD RAGE INCIDENT THAT WE BELIEVE STARTED AT MACNAB AND UNIVERSITY.

AND YOU GUYS ARE GETTING INTO IT DRIVING LIKE MANIACS.

ONE GUY SHOT AND KILLED THE OTHER GUY AND IT ENDED UP RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE REC CENTER ON COMMERCIAL AND PINE ISLAND.

SO WE'VE HAD THE ROAD CLOSED ALL MORNING, A HOMICIDE.

WE JUST SPOKE TO THE HOMICIDE GUYS AT THE OFFICE NOW.

SO WE HAVE A PERSON IN CUSTODY RIGHT NOW.

THE OTHER GUY JUST EXPIRED.

WE HAD HIM FLOWN TO OUR GENERAL HOSPITAL EARLIER TODAY.

SO IT'S BEEN A LITTLE BUSY TODAY.

SO THAT'S THAT'S THE SAD NEWS I HAVE.

WE'RE GOING TO GO TO A QUICK JUST BSL, VSO, AND WE'LL FIELD ANY QUESTIONS.

LIKE I SAID, WE SPOKE ABOUT THIS LAST TIME, SO I DON'T GO OVER THAT.

BUT JUST TO LET YOU KNOW, CRIME WISE, WE HAD A REDUCTION IN CRIME THE PAST YEAR FROM TWENTY NINETEEN TO TWENTY TWENTY, AND THAT WAS ABOUT A TWENTY THREE PERCENT OVERALL CRIME.

SOME OF THAT, YES, COULD BE CONTRIBUTING TO COME WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE AREN'T GOING HOME.

SO SOME OF THAT WAS REALLY A REFLECTION OF COVID.

WE'D LIKE TO TAKE MORE CREDIT FOR IT, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT, I WELL, IT WAS REALLY BECAUSE OF OUR LEADERSHIP.

BUT SO FAR THIS YEAR, WE WERE SHOWING A 30 PERCENT DECREASE IN CRIME JUST FROM.

HERE WE GO.

TWENTY NINE POINT FIVE, A REDUCTION IN CRIME AND YOU'LL SEE MOST MORE CRIME IS LARCENY.

AND WE'RE GETTING A LOT OF IT FROM OUR OUR STORES, WALGREENS.

WE HAVE PROBLEMS WITH CVS AS WE'VE DONE NUMEROUS OPERATIONS WITH THEM.

AND THEY'RE JUST GOING AND STEALING BEER AND DIAPERS AND STUFF LIKE THAT.

BUT OUR DETECTIVE UNIT HAS MADE SO MANY ARRESTS ON THAT.

BUT IT'S CONTINUING.

AND A LOT OF OUR HOMELESS ISSUE, I THINK WE HAD WAS CONTRIBUTING TO IT, ESPECIALLY OUT EAST.

SO WE HAVE MADE NUMEROUS ARRESTS ON THAT.

AND YOU CAN ALSO SEE AG ASSAULTS HAVE GONE UP JUST A LITTLE BIT, SOMETHING THAT WE REALLY CAN'T AFFECT TOO MUCH VIOLENT CRIMES WHEN IT COMES TO THAT.

BUT BURGLARY, CONVENIENCE IS ACTUALLY WENT DOWN.

AND HISTORICALLY, WHEN IT COMES TO PROPERTY CRIMES, THAT IS OUR BIGGEST ONE.

IT'S THE I'M NOT CARS.

IT'S STUFF THAT I KNOW YOU'RE SPEAKING TO PEOPLE ABOUT LOCKING THEIR VEHICLES.

IF WE IF WE CAN GET THAT DONE, THAT NO CUTS IN HALF.

SO CRIME REALLY HAPPY WITH THE WAY CRIME IS GOING AND SOME OF THE PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS THAT WE'VE BEEN DOING, THEY'VE BEEN VERY EFFECTIVE AT COMMUNITY POLICING OR ZONE TEAMS HAVE BEEN MAKING IT AN EFFECT.

SO WE'RE REALLY HAPPY TO CONTINUE WITH GETTING OUT OF OUR VEHICLES AND SPEAKING TO PEOPLE AND GETTING OUR DEPUTIES OUT TO THE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS, GETTING GOOD RELATIONSHIPS THAT WE WANT TO GO VISIT BEN STEIN'S LAST NAME.

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BERMUDA CLUB.

I CAN'T THINK OF THE LAST NAME THEY HAD, THEY HAD A LITTLE BARBECUE OVER THERE AND EVERYBODY ON THE BOARD KNEW, KNEW THE DEPUTIES, BUT THAT'S HOW IT KIND OF PROVES THAT THEY'RE GETTING OUT AND TALKING TO SOME OF THE GUYS.

BUT ONE THING WE DIDN'T DO AND WE DIDN'T DO SO WELL IN THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT IN GENERAL IS TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION OUR BUSINESS DISTRICT.

AND I KNOW THE CITY OF TAMEKA'S REALLY, REALLY GOOD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND WE HAVE TO DO OUR PART ALSO.

SO NOT ONLY DO I HAVE SIXTY FIVE THOUSAND RESIDENTS, BUT WE HAVE A HUGE BUSINESS DISTRICT AND OUR BUSINESSES CAN FLOURISH IF PEOPLE DON'T FEEL SAFE.

SO WE REALLOCATED A POSITION AND GAVE IT TO DEPUTY CAITLIN, WHO WAS ON THE BOARD.

HER JOB IS COMMUNITY POLICING FOR ALL THE BUSINESSES.

SO WE HAVE, I THINK, OVER TWO THOUSAND REGISTERED BUSINESSES IN TAMARAC.

SHE HASN'T GOTTEN CLOSE TO ALL OF THEM, BUT SHE'S REACHING OUT TO ALL OF THEM AND SEEING WHAT THE NEEDS ARE.

WE SHARING OUR EMAILS AND LISTENING TO THE VOICES OF THE BUSINESS TO HELP BUILD THAT UP.

AND WE'RE DOING STUFF LIKE LITTERING AND LITTERING SEEMS TO BE A BIG ISSUE.

IT'S A QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUE.

SO WE'RE GETTING SOME OF THESE COMPLAINTS.

THE EMAILS THAT WE PUT DOWN HAVE BEEN WORKING.

SO WE FEEL REAL EFFECTIVE IN THAT.

I REALLY THINK THIS IS GOING TO BE A GREAT PROGRAM WITH THIS GIRL, CAITLIN.

SHE'S JUST GOT A PERSONALITY.

SHE KNOWS ALL THE RESOURCES.

SHE DID A SIMILAR JOB IN ANOTHER CITY.

SO WE HAVE HER EXPERIENCE TO BENEFIT OUR PROGRAMS AND SHE HELPS OUT WITH THE ZONE TEAMS. SO YOU'LL SEE HER OUT THERE LOT, MEETING WITH THE RESIDENTS, MEETING WITH THE BUSINESSES AND SEEING WHAT TYPES OF NEEDS THEY HAVE.

AND SHE'S PART OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

ONE OF THE ONE OF THE ITEMS THAT COMMISSION HAS ASKED IS HOW DO WE SHOW MORE VISIBILITY WITH WHAT WE HAVE? SO, YOU KNOW THAT WE STARTED THE PROGRAM AT NIGHT TIME, ADAPTED RIGHT AROUND THE STATIC LIGHTS ON AS MANY TIMES AS THEY CAN, JUST SO PEOPLE CAN SEE THEM DRIVING AROUND.

BUT WE ALSO HAVE ATTRACTED A LOT OF TRAININGS TO OUR DISTRICT, WHICH GIVES US FREE RESOURCES.

SO I'M GOING TO LET LIEUTENANT COOPER JUST GO INTO THAT A LITTLE BIT.

THANK YOU.

CAPTAIN CIRMINIELLO, MAYOR, VICE MAYOR COMMISSIONER, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

SO JUST SPEAKING ABOUT SOME OF THE IN-HOUSE TRAINING COURSES THAT WE SUPPLEMENT HERE IN TAMARAC, AS YOU ALL KNOW, TAMARAC HAS ITS OWN IN-HOUSE TRAINING FACILITY OVER AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE.

AND TO HIGHLIGHT A FEW OF THE TRAINING, NOT TO GO THROUGH THE ENTIRE LIST, WHICH YOU WILL SEE RIGHT THERE, BUILDING TACTICS, WHICH IS ESSENTIAL FOR OUR DISTRICT DEPUTIES, SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE WE HAVE A LOT OF BUILDINGS, CONDOS AND MULTILEVEL BUILDINGS IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT.

THIS IS OUR DISTRICT OFFICE.

MULTIPLE TIMES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, I DETECTIVES COME OVER AND GIVES US SPECIFIC LESSONS RELATED TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND WOMEN IN DISTRESS AND THE GANG UNIT.

ALSO YEARS OF TRAINING WITH OUR STAFF.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, WE HAVE A LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE THAT WORK AND ISD TAMARAC TO NAME A FEW.

SUPERVISOR SARGENTS OF THE WHO'S OUR LEAD TRAINER FOR THE QUICK RESPONSE FORCE.

HE OVERSEES OUR TRF TEAM FOR THE AGENCY, AND SERGEANT MIKE PINETTI, WHO ONE OF OUR LEAD TRAFFIC AND MOTOR SERGEANTS, WHO ALSO OVERSEES THE TRAFFIC UNIT IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, THEY ALSO DO DIGNITARY ESCORTS AND PROTECTION ESCORTS FOR DIGNITARIES.

SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THE CIRMINIELLO WAS SPEAKING ON IS THE HIGH LIABILITY, HIGH VISIBILITY OF ADDITIONAL DEPUTIES AND OR OFFICERS IN ISD, TAMARAC.

AND WHEN THAT COMES INTO PLAY, IS THAT BECAUSE OF OUR TRAINING IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC WITH THE QUICK RESPONSE FORCE, THE TRAFFIC MOTOR UNIT, YOU YOU'LL SEE AN INFLUX OF OFFICERS COME IN THROUGHOUT THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO ATTEND THOSE TRAININGS HERE AND OUR VERY OWN FACILITY IN TAMARAC.

AND FOR EXAMPLE, I THINK LAST WEEK OUR MOTORS A.F.

HAD A TRAINING ON ONE DAY COMBINED AND THE CIRMINIELLO GOT SEVERAL PHONE CALLS FOR ALL THE DIFFERENT MOTOR UNITS THAT THE PEDESTRIANS SAW GOING DOWN COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD.

SO TO ADD TO THAT CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE IS ONE OF THE HOT TOPICS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT LATELY, JUST DUE TO A LOT OF CRITICAL INCIDENTS.

SO WHAT WE'VE DONE, WE'VE TAKEN A STEP FORWARD TO VISIT A LOT OF THE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND OF TAMARAC SOME OF THOSE INFRASTRUCTURES, INCLUDING OUR PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS AND OUR CHARTER SCHOOLS THAT WE HAVE HERE IN CITY TAMARAC.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, CITY FURNITURE IS ONE OF THE LARGEST BUILDINGS THAT WE HAVE HERE IN THE CITY.

SO WE TOOK IT UPON OURSELVES TO DO A WALK THROUGH OF CITY FURNITURE AND BUILDINGS ALIKE.

ALSO, YOU'VE PROBABLY NOTICED THAT SOME OF THE DEPUTIES HAVE TRAVERSED TO OUR OWN GOVERNMENT BUILDING HERE IN ISD TAMARAC THAT WE'RE ALL FAMILIAR WITH THE LAYOUT OF EACH BUILDING FACILITY.

IN CASE OF A CRITICAL INCIDENT.

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WE CAN READILY ASSESS THE BUILDING AND WE'LL BE MORE FAMILIAR WITH THE IN-HOUSE OR EXCUSE OF THE BUILDING.

ADDITIONALLY, WE HAVE PARTNERSHIPS, WE PARTNER WITH OUR NEIGHBORING SCHOOLS, OF COURSE, BRINGS HIGH SCHOOL, I'M SORRY ABOUT TARABELLA ENCORE'S SPRINGS AND BENNETT ELEMENTARY IN THE CITY OF SUNRISE.

SO WHAT THAT MEANS IS THAT IN CASE THERE IS A EMERGENCY AT THOSE SCHOOLS, OUR UNITS CAN RELATIVELY EASILY ASSESS THE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER.

WE HAVE A FAMILIARITY WITH THE LAYOUT OF THE SCHOOL SO WE CAN ADJUST AND ASSESS THE NEEDS OF THAT SCHOOL.

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS NEAR AND DEAR TO ME IS THE CADET PROGRAM.

JUST A QUICK UPDATE, OBVIOUSLY DOING COVID WE WERE UNABLE TO HAVE A CADET IN SCHOOL PROGRAM.

HOWEVER, NOW THAT THINGS ARE GETTING BACK TO NORMAL, I'M PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT I WOULD BE SPEARHEADING THE SCHOOL PROGRAM AND THIS UPCOMING FUTURE.

UH, SO THE CADET PROGRAM STARTS AT AGE OF 12 TO 13 YEARS, PROGRAMS AGE FROM 14 TO 18.

AND IT IS, AGAIN, LIKE I SAY, THIS IS NEAR AND DEAR TO ME BECAUSE ONCE WE GET THE KIDS INVOLVED IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, WE TEACH THEM SPECIFIC FUNDAMENTALS ABOUT ENFORCEMENT AND.

MENTORSHIP, MENTORSHIP IS VERY IMPORTANT, OBVIOUSLY, YOU KNOW, AS A KID COMING UP, I WAS MENTOR AND I LIKE YOU JUST KIND OF PAY IT FORWARD TO THOSE THOSE NICE, YOUNG, BRIGHT FUTURES.

COMING UP.

AND THAT CONCLUDES.

YES, THOSE PRESENTATION AND OPEN FOR QUESTIONS.

AWESOME, PLACKO.

THANK YOU, GENTLEMEN.

I'VE BEEN ASKED AT LEAST 20 TIMES IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS WHEN THE COPS ARE GOING TO BE BACK ON THE ROAD.

WE'RE WAITING ALSO, AND IT'S NOT MY DECISION.

WE'RE HOPING THAT NEXT WE HAVE A MEETING, I THINK, IN TWO WEEKS FROM OUR COMMAND TO LET US KNOW WHEN WE CAN START IT UP ONE NIGHT BECAUSE THEY DO GREAT PATROLS.

SO AS SOON AS I GET THE GREEN LIGHT, THEY WILL BE STARTING.

THEY ARE TAKING THE CAUSE CLEAN UP AND EVERYTHING.

READY, ANXIOUSLY WAITING.

I WILL TELL YOU THAT.

OK, THANKS VERY MUCH.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

DEPUTY SPEAKER IS TAKING OVER MARION'S POSITION.

OH, NO, NO, NO, THIS IS I CAN'T REPLACE CHAD.

NO, NO.

THIS IS IN ADDITION TO THIS DEADLY SPEAR SPECIFICALLY FOR OUR BUSINESS DISTRICT.

AND SHE HELPS OUT ALL THE OTHER EVENTS.

BUT SHE BASICALLY REPORTS TO JEN.

JEN WAS RUNNING OUR CRIME PREVENTION UNIT AND SHE JUST HAS SUCH.

INSTITUTIONAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE CITY AND HISTORY AND JETWAYS IS ANOTHER ONE.

WE HAVE A FANTASTIC TEAM.

WE'RE JUST MISSING ONE PIECE OF THE PUZZLE.

WE THOUGHT IT WAS THE BUSINESS SIDE.

SO THAT'S WHAT SHE'S TAKING OVER, BECAUSE I REMEMBER TALKING ABOUT HOMELESSNESS OUTREACH AND THAT SORT OF STUFF.

SO IT SOUNDED JUST LIKE HER PORTFOLIO.

AND NOW YOU'RE PRAISING THE SQUARE WITH A GREAT PERSONALITY.

SO I WAS THINKING, YOU KNOW, NOW JEN, JEN IS MY CHIEF OF STAFF.

THINK SHE'S STAYING FOR THE RECORD.

AND I APPRECIATE THAT DEPUTY MARIAN AS WELL.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

SO ARE YOU GUYS ASKING FOR AN INCREASE ON YOUR BUDGETARY REQUESTS? NO, WE'RE BOUND BY CONTRACT.

WE'RE NOT LOOKING FOR ANY INCREASE SINCE THE REGULAR CONSIDERATION.

I WENT IN FOR SEVENTEEN POINT SIXTY NINE DOLLARS.

OK, HOW DO WE RESPOND TO RESIDENTS WHO SAY THAT YOU DON'T SEE THEY DON'T SEE SO AND THEY'RE NOT SURE HOW DO WE RESPOND TO PRESIDENT AND SAY, YOU KNOW, THEY'RE OUT THERE, YOU MAY NOT SEE THEM DRIVEN BY, BUT, YOU KNOW, YOU GUYS ARE OUT THERE.

THAT IS THE MOST POPULAR QUESTION SINCE I WENT TO LAW ENFORCEMENT TWENTY FIVE YEARS AGO.

AND IT'S ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING TO BUY A BRAND NEW JEEP WRANGLER, YOU STOP IT AND THEN YOU SEE THE CARS AROUND.

BUT IF YOU'RE NOT, YOU DIDN'T SEE THEM.

RIGHT? IT'S IT'S AND THAT'S WHY WE KIND OF WENT SAID, HOW DO WE DO THIS WITHOUT INCREASING OUR PERSONNEL? WE'RE PUTTING THE LIGHTS ON.

AND THAT LITTLE TACTIC DREW PEOPLE'S EYES TO WHAT IT WAS A COP.

AND HOW DO I DO THAT ON THE DAY? IT'S DIFFICULT, BUT IT'S IT'S YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.

IF THEY WANT MORE COPS, WE CAN PUT THEM ON STATIC POSTS.

BUT RIGHT NOW WITH THE PERSONNEL THAT WE HAVE, I THINK WE ALLOCATE RESOURCES PERFECTLY BECAUSE WE HAVE TO LOOK AT IT MYSELF.

AND LIEUTENANT COOPER, WE DO A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF WHAT'S GOING ON AND WHAT SEEMED LIKE A WEAK SIDE AS WELL AS ONE SIDE IS.

SO RIGHT NOW, IF WE'RE HAVING A CRIME, WILL FLOOD THAT AREA AND WE'LL WE'LL PUT OUR INBOX IN THERE.

PEOPLE DON'T TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE UNMARKED VEHICLES.

IT'S AN EFFECTIVE TOOL FOR US CONSTANTLY ON THE PEOPLE WE CATCH IN PROGRESS, OUR UNMARKED VEHICLES.

SO THEY WOULDN'T SEE THAT.

SO WHAT I HAVE TO DO IS LOOK AT OUR RESOURCES AND SEE HOW AM I DEPLOYING THAT?

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AND CONSTANTLY, IT'S A FLUID SITUATION.

HOW ARE WE GOING TO KEEP THEM HAPPY? NO, IT'S NOT.

WE'RE NEVER GOING TO KEEP PEOPLE HAPPY BECAUSE THEY WOULD LIKE A COP ON THEIR BLOCK ALL DAY LONG.

IF YOU HAVE THE BUDGET FOR IT, WE CAN CERTAINLY DO THAT.

BUT IN THE MEANTIME, IT'S IT'S VERY DIFFICULT.

SO THAT'S WHY WE LOOKED AT THE LAST PRESENTATION ABOUT HOW MANY COPS PER THOUSAND.

AND THAT'S A DECISION THAT THE COMMISSION WOULD MAKE WHETHER THEY WANT TO INCREASE THAT NUMBER.

SO THEN WE CAN SAY SOMETHING LIKE, YOU MAY NOT SEE THEM, BUT THEY'RE ACTIVE AND SOMETIMES THEY'RE IN UNMARKED CARS BECAUSE THEY'RE ON PATROL AND THERE ARE REASONS WHY THEY NEED TO BE DRIVING AROUND IN UNMARKED CARS AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

THAT'S TRUE.

BUT KEEP IN MIND, AND WE HAVE ZONES I MENTIONED IN THE LAST BUDGET, WE'RE LOOKING AT REALLOCATING THESE ZONES TO DEPENDING ON HOW MANY PEOPLE MOVE IN THE CITY WHERE THE CRIME IS.

BUT EACH AREA HAS THE APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF DEPUTIES PRESENT.

SO THERE IS A PERSON IN EACH ZONE AND THAT'S WHY DON'T TAKE THE PERSON FROM WEST AND BRING THEM ALL THE WAY EAST BECAUSE THERE'S AN EMERGENCY.

BUT WE HAVE GOOD, GREAT RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE CITY AND ALL OUR NEIGHBORS.

SO WE NEED ALL THE RESOURCES.

THEY'RE THERE IN A SECOND.

AND IT HAPPENED TODAY ON A HOMICIDE.

WE HAD WE HAD PLENTY OF PEOPLE WITHIN A MINUTE IT WAS LOCKDOWN AND IT WAS DONE.

SO THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE TO REALLY LOOK AT.

AND I'LL BE FEELING THOSE QUESTIONS UNTIL I RETIRE.

IT'S JUST IT'S JUST A COMMON QUESTION.

SO, LIKE IN TODAY'S EXAMPLE, YOU KNOW, YOU GUYS AND HELICOPTERS UP THERE, THEY WERE BLOCKING STREETS IN MULTIPLE DIRECTIONS.

SO IT TOOK A LOT OF BODIES THERE.

SO THAT'S AN AREA WHERE DO YOU GET THE BACKUP FROM NORTH LONDON AND OTHER CITIES TO COVER THE ZONES THAT ARE BEING OCCUPIED BY OTHER BEING SO OR BE SO FROM OTHER CITIES, CAME THIS MORNING TO HELP WALK OFF THOSE.

RIGHT.

SO TODAY WAS KIND OF EASY TO BLOCK IT OUT.

SO WE DIDN'T NEED TOO MANY RESOURCES, BUT WE HAVE SOMETHING IMPLEMENTED.

SO WHY'D YOU HAVE TONY BROUGHT THIS TO US? IT WAS FANTASTIC.

EACH DISTRICT ACROSS ALL THROUGH BROWARD HAS A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE ALLOCATED.

SO WE CALL EMERGENCY.

THEY ALREADY KNOW WE'RE SENDING THREE PEOPLE.

SO MY DEPUTIES HAVE THREE EACH NIGHT THAT THEY CALL FOR AN ALERT TACTICAL ALERT PROTOCOLS ON THE TAP PROTOCOL SUCUOGLU.

SOME CALLS FOR A TAP.

THAT MEANS MY DEPUTIES HAVE ANOTHER CALL AT SIX O'CLOCK.

NO, WE'RE ON BOARD TO GO.

WE HAVE TO GO.

SO IF SOMETHING HAPPENS IN NORTH FLORIDA, THEY ALREADY KNOW WHAT THEY'RE DOING NOW BECAUSE THE SAME THING AND ALL OVER THE COUNTY.

SO WE CAN ASK FOR HALF THE COUNTY TO BE HERE WITH ONE TRANSMISSION ON THE RADIO.

SO THAT PROCESS HAS BEEN STREAMLINED.

AND YES, WE DO GET THE BACK IMMEDIATELY.

OK, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

YES, MA'AM.

CAN YOU JUST TELL COMMISSIONER BOLTON I'M ACTUALLY A FAVORITE.

SO TWO THINGS SPEEDING.

I'M SURE YOU'VE HEARD IT MANY TIMES.

WE SPOKE ABOUT IT MANY TIMES.

I JUST WONDER FOR THE RECORD, FOR THE RESIDENTS TO KNOW YOU BEST, SO IS ACTUALLY DOING THEIR PART IN MONITORING THE STREETS, THE SPEEDING.

WE KNOW THAT THERE'S GOING TO BE ALWAYS INDIVIDUALS, DIFFERENT INDIVIDUALS SPEEDING.

THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE THE SAME AT THE SAME TIME, AT THE SAME DATE THEY MIGHT MORNING.

BUT WHAT IS BEING DONE ABOUT SPEEDING? WHAT IS SPEEDING? WHAT IS BEING DONE ABOUT IT? SO WE HAVE.

WE DO HAVE ABOUT 100 CALLS, A SERVICE A DAY, THAT'S OUR AVERAGE, SO OUR DEPUTIES ARE HANDLING THOSE.

I HAVE MOTORMEN ALSO.

WE HAVE THIS MEMORY.

WE HAVE FOUR DEPUTIES AND A SERGEANT ARMORER UNIT, AND WE BASICALLY HAVE TO GO WITH WHERE THE COMPLAINTS THE MOST.

NOW, RIGHT NOW, OUR BIGGEST COMPLAINTS HAVE BEEN BAILLY ROAD HOTSPOT.

AND THE LAST PRESENTATION YOU SAW, THE TICKETS THAT WE'VE LEFT THAT WE'RE WRITING A TON OF TICKETS TO THE POINT.

NOW WE'RE STARTING WORK, WORK ISSUES OF WHAT ELSE OUTSIDE OF CITATIONS CAN SLOW DOWN THESE ROADS AND PHYSICAL IMPROVEMENTS.

NOW, WHERE WE'RE TAKING STUDIES ON A FEW YEARS AGO, I PURCHASED WITH SPEED ANALYZERS.

WE PUT ON ONE HUNDRED THIRD TERRIS.

RIGHT.

AND WHAT MUST BE 20 MORE.

SO ON YOUR ON YOUR REQUEST.

WE'LL DO THAT ALL DAY LONG IF THREE OF THOSE ITEMS, AND THAT SAVES ME A LOT OF TIME, SO IT WILL REALLY MONITOR EVERY SINGLE CAR THAT GOES OVER THAT IT KNOWS WHAT THE SPEED IS FOR THAT NEIGHBORHOOD.

SO WE PUNCH IN IT.

TWENTY FIVE MILES AN HOUR.

IT WILL TELL YOU EVERY DAY.

AND GRAFF'S WAS SPEEDING.

HOW MUCH OF SPEEDING? THE BIGGEST ISSUE WITH SPEEDING, ESPECIALLY IN RESIDENTIAL ROADS, IS THE VEHICLES SEEM TO APPEAR TO BE GOING FASTER THAN THE OIL AT TIMES.

SO SOME OF OUR.

LOUDER COMPLAINTS ABOUT SPEEDING SOMETIMES.

WE'LL INVITE THEM TO GO WITH A MOTOR DEPUTY IN SERGEANT PENALITIES CREATED THIS WHERE THEY ARE SPEEDING.

AND DANNION WAS, I THINK, THE LAST TIME WE DID THAT.

IT'S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO SPEED ON CERTAIN PARTS OF BANYO.

SO WHAT WE DID WAS WE SAT DOWN, WE BROUGHT THE COMPLAINT ABOUT WITH SERGEANT PINELLI AND SAID HE'LL ASK YOU HOW FAST THAT CAR GOING.

FORTY FIVE AND A LOOK.

AND IT'S TWENTY FIVE.

AND IT IT'S A LEARNING TO THIS BECAUSE YOU CAN'T HAVE SPEED, BUT THE VEHICLES HAVE GETTING LARGER THAT LOUDER AND IT APPEARS THEY'RE GOING FASTER.

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SO WE'RE DEALING WITH A PERCEPTION ISSUE AND A REALITY ISSUE BECAUSE WHERE THEY ARE SPEEDING IS ROCK ISLAND ROAD.

COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD.

HOW DO YOU SEE A LOT MORE THAN THAT WAS, EXCEPT ONE SOUTH? THAT'S ANOTHER.

IT IS A NIGHTMARE.

BUT WE ARE CONSTANTLY LOOKING AT WHERE OUR COMPLAINTS AND I ONLY HAVE X AMOUNT OF PEOPLE TO PUT THEM OUT THERE.

SO THE MORE CITATIONS, YOU'RE RIGHT, DOES THAT MEAN OUR CONTRACTS ONLY GO DOWN? IF YOU SAW HOW MUCH MONEY YOU ACTUALLY GET FROM CIT.

IT WOULD TAKE A LONG TIME FOR THAT.

MY SECOND QUESTION IS REGARDING A SCHOOL ZONES.

I KNOW WE TALKED ABOUT THIS AND WORKING WITH THE SCHOOL BOARD TO SEE WHAT COULD BE DONE TO PUT ADDITIONAL SIGNAGE IS AFTER YOU PASSED THE FIRST SIGN OF THE BLINKING LIGHTS, HEY, YOU'RE IN A SCHOOL ZONE BECAUSE WHAT HAPPENS IS THEY SPEED AFTER THEY HAVE PASSED BECAUSE THEY FORGET, OH, WAIT, THEY WERE IN A SCHOOL ZONE.

I JUST WANTED TO BRING THAT AGAIN TO YOUR ATTENTION DURING A PUBLIC MEETING TO JUST MAKE SURE THAT, YOU KNOW, WE'RE BEING VIGILANT ABOUT IT BECAUSE EVERY DAY, EVERY MORNING, PEOPLE JUST SPEED THROUGH THE SCHOOL ZONES.

IT'S JUST I HAVE RECORDINGS AFTER RECORDINGS AND NOT FROM MY PHONE.

I HAVE CAN'T HAVE A CAMERA IN MY CAR.

SO FOR THE RECORD, IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE THAT BOZO CAN DO BESIDES WHAT THE SCHOOL BOARD IS GOING TO BE DOING IN REGARDS TO THAT SCHOOL ZONE AREA IS.

SO WE'RE KIND OF LIMITED TO ENFORCEMENT ONLY WE CAN'T MAKE ANY IMPROVEMENTS, WE CAN'T PURCHASE ANYTHING THAT CHANGES THE WORLD, WE PUT UP ANY SIGNAGE EXCEPT FOR OUR PORTABLE SIGNBOARDS, WHICH WE DO PUT OUT NOW.

IN THE MEANTIME, WE CAN PUT A SIGN BOARD OUT WHEN SCHOOL STARTS AGAIN OUT THERE AS A REMINDER.

BUT I LOVE YOUR IDEA.

I MEAN, IF THE STATE OR THE CITY OR I DON'T, I GUESS TO BE A COUNTY COULD PUT OUT SIGNS REMINDING THEM THAT'S A FANTASTIC IDEA.

BUT WE NEED TO FIND OTHER IDEAS OUTSIDE OF ENFORCEMENT THAT MIGHT HELP WITH OUR ROADWAYS.

IT IS BAD AND SPECIFICALLY IN CERTAIN AREAS OF THE CITY.

ONE MORE QUESTION, IF YOU DON'T MIND.

YOU GO AHEAD.

THE PORTABLE SIGN BOARDS, THOSE ARE THE ONES THAT BLINKS OR THAT YOU'RE SEEING MONITORS, VEHICLES OR NO.

SO WE HAVE THOSE TWO, WE HAVE THEM ONES THAT SAID THIS IS YOUR SPEED.

BUT SOME PEOPLE FIND THAT TO BE A GAME, TO SEE HOW FAST THEY CAN GO AND DOCUMENT IT.

SO SOMETIMES THAT DOESN'T WORK.

WHAT WE HAVE ACTUALLY IS ABOUT AS BIG AS MY CELL PHONE AND IT BOYLSTON STREET.

NO ONE KNOWS WHAT IT IS AND WHAT BLUETOOTH TECHNOLOGY AND A BATTERY THAT LAST WEEK.

SO YOU DON'T KNOW THAT PEOPLE DON'T KNOW.

SO YOU GET A BETTER OUTLOOK.

OK, BECAUSE I'VE I'VE LITERALLY.

STOOD ON THE ROAD IN ROCK ISLAND, RIGHT, AND AND THERE WAS A THE FLASHING ONES THAT THE ONES THAT LOOK LIKE A POLICE CAR, I LITERALLY SEE PEOPLE SLOW DOWN AT IT AND THEN SPEED UP RIGHT AFTER.

YEAH.

SO IT'S I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S.

IF IT'S IF IT'S GOING TO CLOCK SPEED TO FIGURE OUT, OK, HOW MUCH SPEED IS IT IN THE COMMUNITY? I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO WORK IN THAT REGARD BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE SLOWING DOWN AT THE POINT AND THEN SPEEDING UP AFTER THE POINT.

YOU'RE EXACTLY RIGHT.

AND THAT'S WHY WE WENT WITH THE ANALYZE IT.

IT LOOKS LIKE THIS ON THE ROAD.

THEY DON'T SEE IT.

SO NOW WE GET A TRUE DEPICTION OF WHAT'S ACTUALLY GOING THERE AND NOTHING TO MOTIVATE YOU TO SLOW.

IT MOTIVATES YOU TO SPEED PAST IT TO SEE HOW FAST.

SO WE'VE GOT A GOOD BANG FOR OUR BUCK WITH THESE SPEED ANALYZERS.

AND NOW YOU GET A COMPLAINT ON ROCK ISLAND.

YOU WANT SOME RESULTS? I COULD SEND YOU THAT REPORT SO YOU COULD SHOW WHOEVER WAS COMPLAINING, HEY, THIS IS A REAL ISSUE AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A TRAFFIC OPERATION OR A REALLY IS IT? WE CAN'T GET TO THAT YET.

WE'LL PUT IT ON THE LIST.

WE TRY IT.

OK, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

I'M GOING TO TRY TO HAVE AS I REMEMBER, WE'RE HERE ABOUT THE BUDGET AND THE ITEMS THAT ARE BEING REQUESTED BY THE U.S.

AT THIS TIME.

SO I SEE THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE VERY QUICKLY, BECAUSE THEN I WOULD LIKE TO THAT ARE WE ABLE TO USE THOSE SIGNS THAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT AND ACTUALLY TO GET PEOPLE IN THE MACHINE ITSELF SAY, HEY.

NOW, SO FAR, IT DOESN'T HAVE THAT I THINK NEW YORK IS A COUPLE OF STATES THAT TRIED THAT WE DO NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO DO THAT.

RED LIGHT CAMERAS WERE THE CLOSEST WE GOT TO.

YEAH, IT'S BEEN ILLEGAL AT THIS TIME, BUT I'M JUST GOING TO SAY THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HARD WORK THAT YOU AND YOUR TEAM DO.

AND IF I RECALL OUR CONVERSATION INCORRECTLY, THERE IS A STUDY BEING OUT TO SEE WHETHER OR NOT WE NEED ANOTHER ZONE FOR BOLTON PERSONNEL, BECAUSE THAT IS STILL ONE

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OF THE ISSUES THAT WE HAVE.

WE DO NEED SOME MORE OFFICERS, BUT THAT'S NOT FOR THIS DISCUSSION AT THIS TIME, RIGHT? YOU'RE STILL LOOKING INTO THAT? WELL, WE.

THE FACTS THAT I PROVIDED LAST TIME WE'RE GOING TO GIVE YOU, WE ONLY LOOK AT MAYBE MOVING OUR ZONES SO THERE IS NO STUDY IS GOING TO TELL US BEST.

WE HAVE TO JUST GO BY CRIME DATA, WHICH WE ALREADY HAVE.

IF I GOT A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF PERSONALNESS THAT YOU DECIDED YOU WANT TO GIVE ME X NUMBER, THAT'S THE TIME WE WOULD DETERMINE WHETHER THAT SHOULD GO TO ZONES.

SHOULD I GO TO DETECTIVE, TRY TO GO TO TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT.

WE SEE WE WANT TO ALLOCATE IT WITHOUT CHANGING ZONES.

SO IT'S KIND OF WHAT THE COMMISSION DEEMS NECESSARY.

IF YOU WANT MORE PERSONNEL, THEN THE CONVERSATION WILL BE WHERE DO WE WANT THESE DISPERSED? I GUESS IT WAS MY ERRONEOUS UNDERSTANDING THAT WE WERE GOING TO BE WORKING ON GETTING TO MY OFFICERS, BUT OBVIOUSLY THAT WAS NOT CORRECT.

IT WAS JUST A REZONING SITUATION.

SO IT'S OK.

YOU EXPLAINED IT WERE ALL ABOUT THE BUDGET, ALL BUT MY.

SO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

NOW, GOING BACK TO.

CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE.

CITY MANAGER TEAM, YOU ARE UP.

EVERYTHING WAS AN OVERVIEW, IT'S ALL COMING BACK INTO THE.

THAT'S OK, SURROUNDED BY IT.

THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME BE HERE.

AGAIN.

UM.

REEXPLAIN.

SO I PRETTY MUCH COVERED THIS EARLIER.

NO, NO, NO WORRIES.

SO, AS YOU KNOW, WE SUBMITTED AND WERE AWARDED OVER FOUR MILLION DOLLARS AND TAX FUNDS FOR FIVE OF THE CITY PROJECTS CYCLE ONE.

AND WE SUBMITTED SEVERAL PROJECTS IN TWO AND A HALF, SIX AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS FOR A CYCLE, TOO.

AND AS WE SPOKE EARLIER, WE'RE WORKING DILIGENTLY ON SECURING PROJECT FUNDING AGREEMENTS BECAUSE OUR PROJECTS ARE BASICALLY READY TO GO AS SOON AS THE COUNTY APPROVES US AND WE CAN GET THE FUNDS.

AND OF COURSE, MICHAEL, TOO, I JUST HEARD SOME NOT SO POSITIVE NEWS, IT LOOKS LIKE THE COUNTY IS NOT LOOKING TO FUND ADDITIONAL PROJECTS UNTIL THEY GO THROUGH CYCLE ONE, WHICH THEY'RE STILL OBVIOUSLY WORKING ON A LOT OF.

IN TERMS OF OTHER INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS, AS YOU RECALL, LAST YEAR, OUR APPROPRIATIONS WERE VETOED BY THE GOVERNOR.

THIS YEAR WE WERE VERY CAUTIOUS, RECOGNIZING THAT COVID REALITY, RECOGNIZING THAT THIS AID MIGHT HAVE REDUCED REVENUES BECAUSE OF COVID.

SO WE ONLY SUBMITTED ONE APPROPRIATION REQUEST AND WE WERE SUCCESSFUL.

SO WE WENT TO BOLTON THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR OUR C14 CANAL EROSION MITIGATION PROJECT.

AND YOU WILL SEE THAT COMING FORWARD FOR YOUR APPROVAL AFTER THE BREAK.

OBVIOUSLY, THE BIG FOCUS FOR INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS LAST YEAR WAS FEDERAL STIMULUS AND CONTINUES TO BE THIS YEAR.

LAST YEAR, WE WANT TO ON SCARCE FUNDS AND I'M NOT GOING TO GO INTO DETAILS BECAUSE YOU ALL RECEIVED UPDATES.

AND SO THIS IS JUST A SUMMARY OF DIFFERENT FUNDS FROM CARERS ACT AND WE SEE DIFFERENT.

SOURCES OF FUNDING FROM KAHRIZAK ACT, AND WE OBVIOUSLY UTILIZE THOSE FUNDS FOR VARIOUS COVID-19 EXPENSES AND AS WELL AS THE RESIDENTIAL AND BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS IN THE CITY.

CHRISTINE ALREADY SPOKE THIS YEAR.

WE'RE LOOKING INTO AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT ALLOCATION AND HOW WE CAN UTILIZE THOSE FUNDS TO CATCH UP ON THINGS THAT WE WEREN'T ABLE TO DO.

AND FINALLY, WE CONTINUE TO AGGRESSIVELY PURSUE GRANTS, INCLUDING THE USE OF EXTERNAL CONSULTANT TO HELP US DROP SOME GRANT APPLICATIONS.

AND JUST TO LET YOU KNOW HOW MUCH WE'RE WORKING ON THIS, WE APPLIED FOR OVER THIRTY SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS IN GRANTS OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS.

AS YOU SEE, WE WERE AWARDED OVER ONE MILLION.

BUT IT TAKES A LOT OF WORK.

AND OBVIOUSLY GRANTS ARE NOT A GUARANTEED SOURCE.

IT'S COMPETITIVE, YOU KNOW, AND SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO TRY AGAIN.

AND, YOU KNOW, WE ALWAYS LOOK FOR VARIOUS OPTIONS, MAYBE FOR THE SAME PROJECT AS WELL.

SO, FOR EXAMPLE, IN SOME INSTANCES, THE GRANT AGENCIES DISCONTINUED THE FUNDING OR REMOVE THE FUNDING.

SO FOR, FOR EXAMPLE, CULTURAL FACILITIES, GRANT WAS NOT FUNDED BY THE STATE AND WE APPLIED FOR CENSUS POINT PARK PROJECT FOR FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND

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DOLLARS GRANT.

BUT AT THE STATE FUNDED PROGRAM OR SIMILAR PROGRAM IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE THROUGH EPCOT.

AND WE WERE EXPECTING OVER TWO MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE BIPAP PROJECT ON PINE ISLAND.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, AS YOU RECALL, WE GOT THE GRANT FROM LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND FOR THE PROJECT.

AND ALSO ONE OF THE 36 PROJECTS THAT'S APPROVED IS THE PINE ISLAND PROJECT FROM SQUARE ONE.

SO WE LOOK FOR ALL AVAILABLE OPTIONS.

WE DID RECEIVE SOME BIG GRANTS, BUT WE TRIED FOR, FOR EXAMPLE, IVORY REBUILD FOR THE GRANTS WITH THE SHAKRA VILLAGE MEDICAL FACILITY IN GRANT THAT WASN'T AWARDED THE WATER MAIN RELOCATION PROJECT AND TAMARAC LAKES ONE AND TWO WASN'T AWARDED.

SO SO SOME OF THEM ARE GETTING DEFINED THAT SOME OF THEM WE'RE NOT GETTING.

BUT AND SOME OF THEM YOU'VE SEEN COME THROUGH, FOR EXAMPLE, LIKE I SAID, THE SUNSET PARK PROJECT, THE FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLAR GRANT FROM FOR ADAP, FOR PERELLA PARK PROJECT, WE GOT TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR GRANT FOR AIDS STUDY AND SIDEWALK PROJECT.

AND, YOU KNOW, WE'RE STILL WAITING TO HEAR ON SOME OTHER BIG TICKET ITEMS, SUCH AS HUGE GRANTS THAT WE APPLIED FOR WATER TREATMENT PLANT AND FOR CENTRAL PARK DEVELOPMENT.

SO THESE ARE JUST SOME EXAMPLES.

WITH THAT, I'LL TURN IT OVER TO LAURIE.

MY QUESTION HERE IS I SEE THAT SEGMENT SEGMENTED, WE HAVE TEN OF TEN MORE, SO I'M JUST SAYING THIS TO MY COMMISSIONER IS TO UNDERSTAND.

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE.

SO WE'LL DO THIS SEGMENT.

BUT.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON, I ALSO NEED TO REALLY ASK YOUR ASSISTANCE.

TURN YOURSELF OVER SO I KNOW YOU HAVE QUESTIONS AS MANY OF THE CARS HAVE REMAINED UP.

COMMISSIONER, GELIN, GUNN.

UM.

HOW MUCH ARE WE PAYING THE CONSULTANT OR THE APPLYING OF GRANTS? I WOULD HAVE TO LOOK THAT UP AND GET THAT INFORMATION TO YOU.

IT'S BASED ON THE GRANT ITSELF, AND IT'S A PIGGYBACK CONTRACT ON THE CITY OF OAKLAND PARK, SO IT'S SET OK, SO THAT I KNOW SOME IN THE NONPROFIT WORLD, SOME GRANT WRITERS WILL JUST GET A PORTION OF WHAT THEY BRING IN.

SO IF IT'S A MILLION DOLLARS, THEY MIGHT GET 10 PERCENT OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, OR DID THEY GET A FLAT COME OUT AND JUST APPLY? IT'S A FINE AMOUNT AND IT'S ESTABLISHED IN THE CONTRACT.

OK, CAN YOU GIVE US A COPY OF THAT CONTRACT? OK, UM, AND SO BASED ON THE PROPOSAL, LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE AN AVERAGE RETURN OF HALF A MILLION DOLLARS PER YEAR BECAUSE THEY GOT A MILLION DOLLARS OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS.

THAT'S LIKE.

YEAH, UM, AND AND SO WE'VE BEEN CONTRACTED WITH THE GOVERNMENT FOR TWO YEARS.

APPROXIMATELY THAT TIME, AND THEY ARE APPLYING FOR STATE AND FEDERAL GRANTS, MOSTLY STATE THEY WORK ON, BUT THEY THAT'S WHAT THEY'VE BEEN FOCUSED ON SO FAR, AND THAT'S THEIR SPECIALIZATION WITH THE 400000 LEVELS OF FEDERAL GRANT OR STATE GRANT.

LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION COMES THROUGH THE STATE, I BELIEVE, AND THE THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND WAS THROUGH THE STATE AS WELL, WHICH IS BASICALLY WHERE THAT TO.

AND TODAY, WE HAVE A REPORT.

DO THEY HAVE AN OPINION AS TO WHY WE LOSE OR AND DO THEY KNOW WHO WE'RE LOSING TO LIKE A TYPE OF CITIES OR MAYBE A CITY AND SOMETHING WE DON'T HAVE? AND THEY GIVE US A REASON WHY WE DON'T WIN THE.

WHERE I CAN TAKE THAT ONE, TOO.

THEY DO AND THEY HELP US THERE, THEY'RE REAL EXPERTS IN SECURING POTENTIAL GRANTS SO THEY KNOW HOW TO WRITE THEM AS WELL TO MAXIMIZE OUR CHANCES OF GETTING THEM WHERE YOU GET EXTRA POINTS, ALL OF THOSE THINGS, ANY TIME THAT WE DON'T RECEIVE A GRADE, WE ARE ELIGIBLE TO DO A DEBRIEF, WHICH WE DO WHETHER WE USE A GRAIN CONSULTANT OR NOT, BECAUSE WE WANT TO UNDERSTAND WHAT MAKES US MORE COMPETITIVE.

ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

I HAD THE EXACT SAME QUESTIONS AS A COMMISSIONER GELIN I'M TRYING TO FIGURE OUT, ALL RIGHT, SO HOW MUCH DO WE PAY THEM VERSUS THE FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS THAT WE GOT BEFORE? SO YOU'LL SEND US THE COST.

AND I ALSO WANT TO KNOW WHO THE THE COMPANY IS.

WE HAVE THAT UP ON PEAK AND THE PRINCIPAL IS RYAN RUSKI.

AND THEN WOULD WE HAVE RECEIVED THE GRANTS WE RECEIVED, HAD WE NOT A GRANT

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GRANT WRITER, HAD WE NOT HAVE A GRANT WRITER? THIS GRANT WRITER THAT WE HIRE IS ENABLES US TO EXPAND THE BREADTH OF WHAT WE CAN APPLY FOR BECAUSE GRANTS REQUIRE A LOT OF WORK AND YOU SEE THE RATE OF RETURN IS NOT VERY HIGH.

SO IT'S CHEAPER THAN HIRING AN ADDITIONAL PERSON ON STAFF ON SALARY TO DO GRANT WRITING.

YOU KNOW, WE HAVE MIKE THAT DOES GREAT GRANT WRITING AS WELL, BUT ALSO HANDLES THE SORT OF TAX YOU HAVE TO PUT THE BUDGET TOGETHER.

SO THERE'S A LOT OF OTHER THINGS THAT MIKE IS DOING.

SO THIS IS REALLY TO EXPAND THE REACH OF OUR GRANT WRITING SERVICES.

I BELIEVE MY QUESTION WAS WE RECEIVED A MILLION DOLLARS.

WOULD WE HAVE RECEIVED THE ONE MILLION DOLLARS EVEN IF WE DID NOT HAVE OUR MBK? HELPING US, I DON'T KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT.

OK, CAN WE CAN WE FIND OUT? WELL, IT REALLY DEPENDS ON THE RANKERS OF THE GRANT, YOU KNOW, AND WHO THEY WERE COMPETING AGAINST AND ALL THAT STUFF.

SO THE SPECIFIC GRANTS THAT WE THAT WE RECEIVED OVER AFGOOYE, 20 AND 21, I'D LIKE TO KNOW IF THOSE WERE EARMARKED OR THOSE WERE GRANTS THAT WE WOULD HAVE GOTTEN ANYWAY.

WELL, THEY WERE NOT EARMARKED AT ALL.

OK, WE'RE COMPETITIVE ACROSS OTHER MUNICIPALITIES THROUGHOUT THE STATE AND WE WANTED THEM.

RIGHT.

THE APPROPRIATION THAT I SHOWED THE THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS IS WHAT ROENNEBERG GETS FOR US.

SO ONCE WE SECURE THAT THROUGH THE APPROPRIATIONS PROCESS, YOU HAVE TO FILL OUT PAPERWORK THAT LOOKS LIKE A GRANT, BUT IT'S NOT A GRANT IN THE TRADITIONAL SENSE OF WE SEND A PROPOSAL LIKE GETS REVIEWED BY A GROUP OR ALL THAT STUFF.

OK, I JUST WANTED TO KNOW THEY'RE COMPETITIVE.

YES, WE WENT AFTER THEM.

THEY WROTE THEM OUT.

WE GOT THEM BECAUSE OF THEM.

THIS NUMBER DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY GRANTS THAT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GETS THROUGH CBG BECAUSE WE GOT IT.

OK, THESE ARE ALL COMPETITIVE.

OK, THEN ONE LAST QUESTION.

YOU SAID, LAURA, THAT THE COUNTIES IN CYCLE ONE AND THE ONE I GO TO THE CYCLE TWO, UNLESS THEY'RE FINISHED WITH CYCLE ONE, DOES THAT INCLUDE THE PROJECT? THE SECOND ONE INCLUDE THE PROJECT THAT WE HAVE FOR THE WALL ALONG PROSPEKT ROAD OR THAT WAS SUBMITTED FOR CYCLE TO THE OK.

WELL, I SAID OK, WHEN WHEN DO THEY GIVE YOU ANY INDICATION AS TO WHEN CYCLE ONE WILL BE DONE? THEY DID NOT.

MONTHS.

YEARS.

I'M HOPING THAT THEY DID NOT, YOU KNOW, AND I'M TRYING TO FIND OUT TO WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN WITH THE PROJECT THAT WE SUBMITTED FOR CYCLE TWO, I HAVEN'T HEARD A RESPONSE YET WHETHER WE'LL HAVE TO RESUBMIT THEM NEXT YEAR OR MOVE FORWARD CIRMINIELLO DEPENDING ON THAT.

IT SOUNDS LIKE THE COUNTY IS ALSO REEVALUATING THE PROJECTS THAT WERE APPROVED FOR CYCLE 1A AND.

LOOKING AT THE COST OF IT, BECAUSE IT WAS SUCH A LONG TIME SINCE THOSE PROJECTS WERE INITIALLY SUBMITTED, BUT THERE'S PROBABLY A COST DIFFERENCE OF WHAT IT COSTS NOW TO BUILD THEM VERSUS WHAT WE WERE PLANNING BACK INITIALLY WHEN WE DID THIS.

AND I DON'T REMEMBER 16 OR 18 TO.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

THANK YOU.

FIRST OF ALL, WHO WHEN YOU DO FIND OUT ABOUT 70 THAT IF YOU COULD UPDATE ME, BECAUSE THE RESIDENTS THERE ARE ASKING ME WHEN, WHEN, WHEN, HOW, SO AT LEAST IF I CAN TELL THEM SOMETHING THAT'S GREAT.

UM, DO WE UTILIZE EVAL AT ALL IN KNOWING WHAT GRANTS TO GO AFTER THAT MIGHT BE AVAILABLE? TO A CERTAIN EXTENT WE DO.

AND SHE CAN HELP US WITH CERTAIN GRANTS, WHETHER A FEDERAL LEVEL GRANTS.

SO WE'VE LOOKED INTO SOME THINGS WE DIDN'T END UP GOING FORWARD WITH SOME OF THEM.

SO IT REALLY DEPENDS ON THE GROUND.

BUT YES, IN THAT GROUP CAN HELP US.

VAL AND HER GROUP CAN HELP US WITH FEDERAL GRANTS.

ANOTHER THING, TOO, THAT WE WERE UNFORTUNATE THIS YEAR IS WE LOST OUR REPRESENTATIVE HASTINGS ON A FEDERAL LEVEL BECAUSE THIS YEAR THE NATIONAL FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REINTRODUCED EARMARKS AND WE DRAFTED OUR PROPOSALS, BUT WE WEREN'T ABLE TO GET ANYTHING IN BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE A REPRESENTATIVE TO ADVOCATE FOR US.

HOPEFULLY THAT WILL CHANGE.

THANK YOU, LAURA.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU.

AND ONE QUESTION JUST TO CLARIFY WHAT COMMISSIONER BOLTON WAS ASKING.

SO WOULD WE HAVE APPLIED FOR THE GRANTS WITHOUT THE CONSULTING? I'M GOING TO TAKE TIME AND RESOURCES.

AND I THINK THAT WAS WHAT KATHLEEN WAS SAYING, IT HELPS US TO HAVE A THIRD PARTY AS AS A CONSULTANT BECAUSE REALLY THEY SENT US THE LIST WE ELECT WHICH GRANTS WE'RE LOOKING TO APPLY FOR THAT, YOU KNOW, AND THEN THEY DROP THE APPLICATION BECAUSE LIFE HAS

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A LOT TO DO.

SO HE APPLIES FOR SOME GRANTS HIMSELF, BUT HE ALSO MANAGES ALL THE GRANTS.

SO ARMPAC DOES THE APPLICATION, BUT THE GRANT MANAGEMENT, ONCE WE GET THE GRANT, ALL FALLS ON HIS SHOULDERS, YOU KNOW, COLLECTING ALL THE INFORMATION, ALL THE COMPLIANCE AND ALL THAT.

SO IT REALLY DEPENDS, YOU KNOW, BUT.

LIKELY WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO PURSUE AS MANY APPLICATIONS WITH JUST HAVING ONE PERSON ON OK FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE NEW COMMISSIONER.

CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHAT EARMARKS ARE? CERTAINLY AN EXPLANATION OF WHAT EARMARKS ARE.

THANK YOU.

AND I KIND OF DO THIS REMINDER, I HOPE I DON'T HAVE TO DO THIS NO MORE TIMES, WE'RE BASICALLY TRYING TO STICK ON THE BUDGET AND WE CAN EACH ASK OUR OWN QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BUDGET.

THAT'S FUNDERWHITE.

HI.

HI.

THANK YOU.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

MAYOR, VICE MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS.

FOR THE RECORD, LARRY FUNDERWHITE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER.

LAST YEAR, I'LL JUST START BRIEFLY, AS YOU KNOW, COVID WITH BETTER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM WAS COMPLETELY UPENDED AS WE NEEDED TO FOCUS ON BUSINESS RETENTION AND ECONOMIC RECOVERY EFFORTS.

AND I JUST WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT A COUPLE OVERALL ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE LAST YEAR OVERALL OR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PROVIDED NEARLY FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS IN SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE AND TAMARAC FUNDING, WHICH IS, YOU KNOW, WE RECEIVE THROUGH THE FEDERAL KERES ACT AND THROUGH THE COUNTY WITH THOSE RESOURCES.

WE LAUNCHED A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC RECOVERY CAMPAIGN TAMARAC TOGETHER SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS TOGETHER IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CHAMBER AND OTHERS.

WE RAN SEVERAL CAMPAIGNS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AS PART OF THAT INITIATIVE AND THEN WE ALSO PROVIDED TWENTY SIX SMALL BUSINESSES WITH STABILIZATION GRANTS.

SO MOVING FORWARD NOW, IN FISCAL YEAR TWENTY TWO, WE'RE DEFINITELY GETTING BACK ON TRACK WITH OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, STRATEGIC PLAN, IMPLEMENTATION AND GOALS.

THE FIRST MAJOR STRATEGIC AREA THAT I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT TODAY AND PLAN FOR FISCAL YEAR TWENTY TWO IS FOSTERING COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND RETAIL ATTRACTION.

AND THE GOAL HERE, I THINK, AS YOU ALL KNOW, IS TO ATTRACT NEW INVESTMENT, PROMOTE OUR COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT SITES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN A FEW PROGRAM.

HIGHLIGHTS IN THIS AREA INCLUDE ROLLING OUT OUR INCENTIVES PROGRAM, WHICH WE JUST TALKED ABOUT IN THE LAST COMMISSION MEETING, WITH TARGETED OUTREACH TO PLAZA OWNERS AND TO DEVELOPERS TO IMPROVE OUR RETAIL PLAZAS AND OR REDEVELOP COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES.

AS YOU KNOW, THE COMMISSION ADOPTED THIS PROGRAM JUST VERY RECENTLY.

SO THE FOCUS NOW IN THE MONTHS AND OVER THE NEXT YEAR WILL BE TO FOCUS ON THIS PROGRAM, OUTREACH, ROLLING OUT THE MARKETING AND OUTREACH TO DEVELOPERS IN OUR PLAZA OWNERS.

WE'RE ALSO TO CONTINUE TO WORK ON STRATEGIC COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ASSEMBLY FOR DEVELOPMENT PURPOSES IN OUR RETAIL FOCUS AREAS AND IN THE COMMERCIAL CORRIDOR REDEVELOPMENT AREAS.

ALSO, AS THE ICC RETAIL TRADE SHOWS COME BACK ONLINE AGAIN, WE WILL PARTICIPATE IN THOSE ONCE AGAIN IN FISCAL YEAR TWENTY TWO, MEETING WITH KEY RETAIL DEVELOPERS AND BROKERS AND PITCHING TAMARAC SITES TO RETAILERS AND RESTAURANTEURS.

AND ADDITIONALLY, FOR RETAIL ATTRACTION IN THE COMING YEAR, I WANTED TO MENTION WE'LL BE WORKING ON THE AGREEMENTS TO BRING BACK TO COMMISSIONER FOR YOUR FINAL APPROVAL TO BUILD THE HIGH END ROOFTOP RESTAURANTS AND RETAIL NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECT ON UNIVERSITY IN FRONT OF FIRE STATION.

THIRTY SIX FOR THE PROJECT AND DEVELOPER THAT THE COMMISSION SELECTED THIS PAST SPRING.

THE NEXT AREA THAT I WANTED TO FOCUS ON IS WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, TARGETED PARTNERSHIPS FOR INCLUSIVE GROWTH, ENTREPRENEURIAL AND INNOVATIVE OPPORTUNITIES.

THIS IS A KEY STRATEGIC GOAL IN OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC PLAN.

THERE'S GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO CONTINUE IN THE COMING YEAR A PARTNERSHIP WITH BROWARD COLLEGE AND RAMP UP PROMOTING THE FREE CLASSES AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS FOR RESIDENTS NOT ONLY WITH BROWARD UP, BUT ALSO WITH NEW AND FREE RAPID CREDENTIALING PROGRAMS THAT THEY'RE DOING.

I ALSO WANT TO FOCUS ON PROMOTING BROWARD COUNTY SIRTEX OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES TO BECOME CERTIFIED AND TO PARTICIPATE IN.

AND OF COURSE, WE'LL CONTINUE TO PROMOTE FEDERAL SBA ECONOMIC RECOVERY PROGRAMS AS THEY'RE AVAILABLE AND CONTINUE TO ADVISE OUR BUSINESSES ON THOSE OPPORTUNITIES.

SO THOSE ARE JUST A FEW HIGHLIGHTS THAT I WANTED TO COVER IN THIS AREA.

BUT THESE ARE INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT PROGRAMS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR RESIDENTS AND OUR SMALL BUSINESSES TO GROW PROSPERITY IN OUR COMMUNITY AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AS WELL.

THE NEXT AREA I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT IS BUSINESS RETENTION AND EXPANSION, ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT AS WE MOVE THROUGH OUR ECONOMIC RECOVERY IN FISCAL YEAR TWENTY TWO.

WE PLAN TO CONTINUE WITH THE CONDENSED VERSION OF OUR SAVOR THE FLAVORS TAMARAC CAMPAIGN SUPPORTING OUR SMALL BUSINESS RESTAURANTS AND OUR PROMOTION OVERALL OF

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TAMARAC.

THIS YEAR, WE EXTENDED THIS PROGRAM TO OBVIOUSLY HELP OUR SMALL BUSINESS RESTAURANTS THAT WERE STRUGGLING FROM THE IMPACTS OF COVID.

I'D ALSO LIKE TO WORK IN THE YEAR AHEAD ON QUARTERLY BUSINESS ROUNDTABLES, WHICH I KNOW SEVERAL OF OUR COMMISSIONERS HAVE EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN DOING NOW THAT WE'RE BEGINNING WITH IN-PERSON MEETINGS.

ONCE AGAIN, I THINK IT MAKES SENSE TO CONTINUE AND GET BACK ON TRACK WITH THAT ONCE AGAIN.

I ALSO, OF COURSE, WANT TO CONTINUE TO PROMOTE AND SUPPORT OUR EXISTING BUSINESSES AS THEY GROW, RELOCATE AND OR EXPAND HERE.

MY GOAL IS TO WORK CLOSELY WITH OUR APPIO AND WITH OUR CHAMBER TO GET THOSE STORIES OUT AND CELEBRATE OUR NEW BUSINESSES AND THEIR INVESTMENTS IN OUR COMMUNITY.

AND FINALLY, I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT BRIEFLY THIS PROGRAM FOR TWENTY TWO FISCAL YEAR TWENTY TWO.

WHAT DO YOU DO IS MARKETING FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT? THE GOAL IS TO TELL OUR STORY OR TAMARAC STORY FAR AND WIDE, PROMOTE WHAT OUR OPPORTUNITIES ARE.

IN ORDER TO ATTRACT COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT, WE NEED TO HAVE THE RESEARCH AND DATA TO HELP TELL OUR STORY AND IDENTIFY OPPORTUNITIES.

SO PART OF THE BUDGET IN THIS AREA INCLUDES SUBSCRIPTIONS TO RESEARCH RESOURCES LIKE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE SITE COSTAR.

AND A LOT OF THE FOCUS FOR THIS COMING YEAR WILL BE UPDATING AND CREATING NEW MARKETING MATERIALS FOR PROMOTING OUR COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES.

SO IN CLOSING, I JUST WANTED TO POINT OUT THAT THESE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND INITIATIVES ARE ALSO IN ALIGNMENT WITH OUR TAMARAC 20 40 STRATEGIC PLAN, ESPECIALLY ECONOMIC RESILIENCY AND VIBRANT COMMUNITY GOALS.

I HOPE YOU CAN SEE OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IS INCREDIBLY JAMPACKED.

IT'S AN AGGRESSIVE AGENDA WITH OUR STAFFING RESOURCES.

WE HAVE A ONE ONE FULL TIME PERSON MYSELF IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

BUT I WORK OBVIOUSLY IN PARTNERSHIP, CLOSE PARTNERSHIP, THANKFULLY, WITH COLLEAGUES ACROSS THE CITY AND WITH THE CHAMBER TO.

THIS IS A GROWING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, AND WE'VE BEEN BUILDING IT SINCE THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC PLAN WAS ADOPTED IN TWENTY EIGHTEEN, THE FISCAL YEAR.

TWENTY TWO BUDGET REQUEST FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM REMAINS THE SAME.

SO NO INCREASE FOR NEXT YEAR IN OUR REQUEST.

AND WITH THAT, I THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

AND I'M HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

EXCELLENT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THE VICE MAYOR.

WITNESS MICHELLE.

DUE TO OPEN UP OR START ANY PROCESS ON UNIVERSITY.

OH, SORRY.

THE SENATOR SAID THAT SO WE ARE RIGHT NOW WORKING ON THE PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT, WHICH IS THE FIRST STEP IN THE PROCESS, AND HE IS REVIEWING THE CONTRACT.

SO I HOPE TO BRING THIS TO YOU AFTER YOUR COMMISSIONER BREAK.

AND THEN SECOND QUESTION IS ABOUT THE ROUND TABLE.

DOES THAT COMPETE OR IS IT VERY SIMILAR TO THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE? THE IDEA WOULD BE TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT WITH TOPIC SPECIFIC TO OUR CITY PROGRAMS. SO, FOR EXAMPLE, PARTNERING OUR LARGER COMPANIES WITH OPPORTUNITIES FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND BROWARD COLLEGE.

SO WE'D CERTAINLY WANT TO PARTNER WITH THE CHAMBER ON THOSE, BUT I THINK IT'S SOMETHING WE CAN DO TOGETHER.

THANK YOU, SIR.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, THE HARD WORK.

THANK YOU.

MOVING TO CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE, PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER.

WELCOME.

YOU KNOW.

GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR GOMEZ, AND TO ALL OF THE MEMBERS OF OUR TAMARAC COMMISSION.

MY NAME IS LISA BAKER AND I AM THE SENIOR STRATEGIC PUBLIC SENIOR STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER HERE AT THE CITY OF TAMARAC TO PRESENT SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR PUBLIC INFORMATION ON.

OK, OUTLINED ON THIS SLIDE, YOU SEE THAT ONE OF THE MAJOR COMPONENTS OF OUR COMMUNICATION FOCUS FOR FISCAL YEAR TWENTY TWENTY ONE WAS PERTAINING TO COVID-19.

SO THIS SLIDE OUTLINES A NUMBER OF THE TYPES OF COMMUNICATIONS THAT WE DID RELATED TO THE PANDEMIC, AS WELL AS THE PLATFORM'S INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL PLATFORMS THAT WE USE TO PROMOTE THEM OR TO THE PUBLIC.

NEXT, WE HAVE AN OUTLINE OF OUR SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWERSHIP.

WE UTILIZE THESE.

LISTED SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS, YOU HAVE FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM AND NEXT DOOR OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST YEAR, FROM LAST SUMMER TO THIS SUMMER, WE HAVE INCREASED OUR SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWERS BY APPROXIMATELY 90 PERCENT.

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NEXT, WE HAVE SOME OF OUR KEY PAID AD CAMPAIGNS THAT WE'VE DONE IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC TO PROMOTE SOME OF OUR PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES, AND WE ALSO HAVE SOME OF THE MEDIA PLATFORMS AND MEDIA OUTLETS THAT WE'VE USED TO DO THIS.

THIS COMBINES BROADCAST RADIO, DIGITAL BASED PUBLICATIONS, AS WELL AS LEVENT PUBLICATIONS.

MEDIA ENGAGEMENT, SO WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE WERE ABLE TO MORE STRATEGICALLY ENGAGE WITH MEMBERS OF THE NEWS MEDIA TO FURTHER THE STORY OF TAMARAC OUTSIDE OF OUR CITY LIMITS.

SO WE ARE INCREASING OR WE HAVE INCREASED THE NUMBER OF PRESS RELEASES THAT WE SEND FROM THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

WE'VE ALSO LAUNCHED A DEDICATED WEB PAGE WHERE WE POST OUR CITY OF TAMARAC PRESS RELEASES ON OUR WEBSITE.

WE ALSO HAVE A FORMALIZED PRESS RELEASE DISTRIBUTION LIST NOW, AND THAT LIST IS CONSTANTLY EVOLVING AS WE ARE CONNECTING WITH MORE MEDIA OUTLETS.

ADDITIONALLY, IN ORDER TO PROVIDE BETTER CUSTOMER SERVICE, WE ARE WE'VE REVISED OUR INTERNAL PROCESSES SO THAT WE CAN BETTER AND MORE QUICKLY RESPOND TO REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION FROM THE PUBLIC.

AND FISCAL YEAR, TWENTY, TWENTY ONE.

WE'VE ALSO PARTNERED WITH OR COLLABORATED WITH MEMBERS OF OUR COMMISSION TO PROMOTE COMMISSIONER INITIATIVES AND THESE ARE A FEW OF THE EXAMPLES AND METHODS THAT WE'VE USED TO DO SO, BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT OUR TO OUR COMMISSIONER INITIATIVES ARE CRUCIAL COMPONENTS TO KEEPING THE COMMUNITY INFORMED, ENGAGED, AND TO CREATE THAT FEELING OF BEING SUPPORTED BY THE COMMISSION.

SO WE UTILIZE A NUMBER OF METHODS IN ORDER TO GET THE WORD OUT TO PROMOTE COMMISSIONER INITIATIVES THAT WE'D LIKE TO FURTHER THAT INTO THE COMING.

LIKEWISE WITH OUR CITY DEPARTMENTS AND DIVISIONS, WE'VE ALSO COLLABORATED WITH DEPARTMENTS AND DIVISIONS TO TELL THE STORIES OF THE GREAT WORK THAT THEY'RE DOING TO HELP THEM MEET LEGAL OBLIGATIONS FOR CERTAIN PUBLICATIONS.

WE'VE ALSO DONE IN-HOUSE VIDEO PRODUCTION, GRAPHIC DESIGN, WEB CONTENT DEVELOPMENT, SOCIAL MEDIA, CONTENT DEVELOPMENT TO SUPPORT THE EFFORTS OF ALL CITY DEPARTMENTS REQUIRING OUR SERVICES.

AS WE LOOK INTO THE FUTURE, ONE THING THAT WE DEFINITELY WANT TO FOCUS ON IS INCREASE POSITIVE EXPOSURE FOR THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

SO WE'VE RECEIVED A REQUEST TO TAP INTO SOME OF THE NEACH MEDIUMS AND SOME OF THE NICHE PUBLICATIONS IN ORDER TO GET THE WORD OUT TO DO PAID ADVERTISING PARTNERS THAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO CONTINUE TO GROW OUR LIST OF PUBLICATIONS THAT WE CAN COLLABORATE WITH.

LIKEWISE, WE WANT TO UTILIZE FREE, FREE PLATFORMS THAT WE BE ABLE TO GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT HAPPENINGS IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC AS WELL AS THESE ONLINE CALENDARS, ETC.. WE'RE ALWAYS STUMBLING ACROSS NEW ONES THAT WE'RE ABLE TO UTILIZE AND WE'RE EXPANDING THAT LIST.

ADDITIONALLY, IT'S ALSO IMPORTANT TO THE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE THAT WHEN FOLKS ARE IN TAMARAC THAT THEY KNOW THAT THEY ARE IN TAMARAC.

SO WE'D LIKE TO HAVE MORE STRATEGICALLY PLACED BRANDED CONTENT THROUGHOUT THE CITY AND PLACES THAT YOU CAN PASS BY FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR VEHICLE.

WE DON'T WANT YOU TO THINK THAT YOU'RE A LAUDERHILL OF CORAL SPRINGS.

SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE STRATEGICALLY PLACED RAMSGATE CONTENT THROUGHOUT THE CITY TO LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT WHEN THEY'RE ADMIRING GOOD THINGS ABOUT TAMARAC THAT THEY ARE INDEED.

ADDITIONALLY, WE LIKE TO SUPPORT THE CITY IN FORGING MORE PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATIONS WITH NEIGHBORING ORGANIZATIONS OR LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS SO THAT WE CAN FURTHER EXPAND THE REACH OF OUR CITIES MISSION.

AND THIS CONCLUDES THE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER.

EXCELLENT, THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

YES.

HOW HAS YOUR LIST OF CONTACTS GROWN SINCE YOU TOOK OVER THE CEO'S OFFICE? WE DIDN'T ACTUALLY HAVE A LIST WHEN I JOINED THE CITY OF TAMARAC, SO EVERY TIME THEY WEREN'T SENDING OUT VERY MANY PRESS RELEASES FROM THE CITY.

AND SO WHEN I JOINED THEM KNOW WE NEED TO HAVE A CONSISTENT LIST OF PEOPLE WHO WE SEND INFORMATION OUT TO.

SO WE HAVE CREATED THE LIST SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE.

THE LIST CONSISTS OF LOCAL RADIO, LOCAL TELEVISION NEWS STATIONS, A COUPLE OF THE NEWS PUBLICATIONS, SOME OF THE CARIBBEAN PUBLICATIONS, SO THAT WE'RE ABLE TO GET THE WORD OUT.

THE HOPE IS THAT, YES, WE'RE LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITIES, OF COURSE, THROUGH PAID ADVERTISING FOR OUR MESSAGES CAN BE BOLD AND EASY TO SEE.

BUT WE'RE LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO BY SENDING THESE PRESS RELEASES TO GET THE WORD OUT WITH NO COST ASSOCIATED TO THE CITY THAT THEY DO AN ORGANIC NEWS PIECE WHEN THEY RECEIVE OUR PRESS RELEASES.

SO TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, WE DID NOT HAVE A PRESS RELEASE DISTRIBUTION LIST, AND I'M HOPING TO TO GROW IT EXTENSIVELY AS TIME PROGRESSES.

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AND SO THAT'S WHY WE WANT TO ESTABLISH THESE PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS SO WE CAN LEARN FROM THEM.

WHO ARE YOU COMMUNICATING WITH? HOW ARE YOU COMMUNICATING WITH THEM? WE CAN TRY TO UTILIZE THOSE RESOURCES HERE.

IN THE PAST, WE'VE BEEN CRITICIZED FOR PAYING FOR PRESS RELEASES TO, FOR INSTANCE, NEWS WIRE, THAT SORT OF STUFF.

SO YOU'RE SAYING THAT YOU DO NOT BELIEVE NECESSARILY IN THAT YOU PREFER THE ORGANIC APPROACH? HAVE YOU PAID TO USE THE PRESS RELEASES SINCE YOU'VE BEEN HERE OR OR.

NO.

SO WE HAVE UTILIZED THE BLACK PR NEWSWIRE, BUT THAT'S A OUT OF COMMISSION INITIATIVE THAT WE HAVE FACILITATED THE TRANSACTION, BUT IT'S PAID FOR OUT OF COMMISSION AND THAT IS NOT THE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE.

ADDITIONALLY, WITH OUR DIGITAL MARKETING CONTRACTOR CONNECTED, THE ONE ITEM THAT'S OUTLINED IN THAT CONTRACT IS THAT ONCE PER MONTH WE CAN UTILIZE THAT SERVICE THROUGH THEM.

SO THERE'S NO ADDITIONAL COST OUTSIDE OF WHAT IS CONTRACTED TO THE CITY THROUGH TO THAT VENDOR.

AND HOW DO YOU DETERMINE WHO GETS THAT, THAT ONE? AND WHAT GETS THAT ONE, IF MY MEMORY SERVES ME CORRECTLY, WE'VE ONLY UTILIZED IT ONE TIME AND THAT WAS FOR THE BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROMOTIONS, AND THAT WAS BECAUSE IT WAS A LARGER EVENT FROM THE FIRST LARGE SCALE EVENT THAT WE HAD DONE SINCE EVERYTHING HAD BEEN SHUT DOWN FOR THE PANDEMIC.

SO WE FELT IT WOULD BE BENEFICIAL TO US TO TRY TO GET THE WORD OUT.

BUT WE HAD NOT BECAUSE IT WAS SUCH A LIKE A MAJOR EVENT.

THAT'S WHY WE CHOSE TO DO IT WITH THAT ONE.

OK, HOW DO YOU THINK COMMISSIONER INITIATIVES HAS ENHANCED THE POSITIVE OUTLOOK OF RESIDENTS CITY? HOW DO I THINK IN YOUR QUESTION, COMMISSIONER INITIATIVES? SO YOU YOU HAVE A SLIDE WITH WITH COMMISSIONER INITIATIVES.

DO YOU THINK THAT HELPED OR DIDN'T KNOW? I THINK THAT IT DEFINITELY HELPS BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, THE COMMISSIONER, THE ELECTED OFFICIALS OF THE CITY THAT WERE PUT IN PLACE BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY.

SO IT GIVES THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE WAYS THAT THE COMMISSION MEMBERS CARE, INNOVATIVE WAYS THAT THE COMMISSION IS LOOKING TO SERVE NEEDS THAT ARE MET.

I'M ASSUMING THAT SOME OF THE INITIATIVES THAT COME FROM THE COMMISSION ARE BASED ON REQUEST.

THEY COME DIRECTLY FROM THE RESIDENTS.

SO I THINK THAT IT SHOWS RESPONSIVENESS OF OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS TO PROMOTE THOSE SERVICES.

THEY ELECTED OFFICIALS ARE A PART OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

SO WE THINK THAT IT'S A GOOD THING TO ASSIST IN PROMOTION OF.

GO BACK TO THE SLIDE WITH THE WITH THE INITIATIVES.

RIGHT.

SO RIGHT THERE IS A YOU YOU'VE CAPTURED EACH ONE OF US DOING DOING AN INITIATIVE.

WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT IT IS A NEGATIVE THAT EACH OF US DO AN INITIATIVE, OR DO YOU THINK WE SHOULD COMMISSIONER BOLTON? I'M GOING TO CUT THIS PART OFF BECAUSE IT'S NOT REALLY RELEVANT.

SORRY.

AS THAT HER OPINION OF WHAT OUR INITIATIVES ARE TO DO OR NOT TO DO OUR BUDGET IS WHAT WE NEED TO BE DISCUSSING AND THAT IS FOR US TO DISCUSS.

THANK YOU.

DO YOU WANT TO ANSWER THE QUESTION? NO, IT'S.

NOT A BUDGET ITEM, IT IS.

IT IS RELEVANT BECAUSE IF HER VIEW IS POSITIVE, THEN THAT COULD IMPACT HIS DECISION TO INCREASE THE BUDGET FOR THAT PARTICULAR GELIN.

IT'S NOT A NICE TRY.

IT'S CAN YOU.

IT'S NOT ABOUT A NICE TRY.

THAT'S EXACTLY WHERE I WAS GOING.

I MEAN, IT'S A MATTER OF THIS WHOLE BUDGET LINE ITEM IS NOT BEING INCREASED OR DECREASED BASED ON WHETHER OR NOT THE CITY COMMISSION IS RIGHT.

AND IF IF OUR IF OUR IF OUR PERSONAL INITIATIVES DO NOT REFLECT POSITIVELY ON THE CEO'S OFFICE.

AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT I WOULD NOT DO IN THE FUTURE.

SO DO YOU THINK THAT IT POSITIVELY OR NEGATIVELY AFFECTS THE BILLS OFFICE? I DON'T THINK THAT COMMISSIONER MR. NECESSARILY HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER.

IT'S JUST ANOTHER ACTIVITY THAT WE'RE PROMOTING.

SO YOU THINK THESE WERE POSITIVES? I THINK POINT OF WATERMANN.

YES, UH, I DON'T MEAN TO BE I HAVE A POINT OF ORDER THAT THE LAW DOES NOT WORK.

DO WE HAVE A OK.

WELL, THANK YOU FOR TELLING ME THAT YOU ARE.

IT'S I BELIEVE COMMISSIONER BOLTON IS IS ASSERTING MS. YOU NEED TO ANSWER A QUESTION AND DIRECTING HER VERSUS GENERAL QUESTION.

I THINK IF YOU CAN REPHRASE YOUR QUESTION, PERHAPS IT'LL BE BETTER OFF.

BUT KEEPING THAT BUDGET RELATED, NOT IF AN INITIATIVE WORKS OR NOT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

EXACTLY.

WITH ALL OF THAT.

YOU ARE NOW THE FIRST PEOPLE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT BEFORE YOU GO OVER, SO PLEASE, I'VE BEEN ASKING SINCE THE VERY BEGINNING.

KEEP IT TO THE BUDGET ITEMS THAT WE HAVE HERE, OK? AND I'VE ASKED FOR I'M ASKING AGAIN FOR CITY STAFF TO TRY TO HELP US WHEN WE

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VEER OFF COURSE, PLEASE.

THANK YOU.

OK, SO THE THE COST OF THE BIG GIVE HOLIDAY BIG GIVE WAS ABOUT LESS THAN TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS.

DO YOU THINK THAT IN THE FUTURE THAT MONEY SHOULD BE SPENT AGAIN, FOR INSTANCE, AND IN DECEMBER? YOU THINK THAT? I'M RELUCTANT TO OFFER AN OPINION ON THAT BECAUSE THAT WAS NOT AN EMPLOYEE HERE AT THAT TIME.

SO I WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO GIVE A VALID.

I'VE HEARD OF IT, BUT I DON'T HAVE A OF.

I DID NOT WITNESS OUT.

OK, FINALLY, I DON'T SEE WHERE YOU'VE.

USED FACEBOOK ADS IN THE FIELD IN THE PAST, HAVE YOU USED IT OR IS THAT SOMETHING THAT YOU WOULD SORT? WE'VE DONE FACEBOOK POSTINGS, SO JUST A COUPLE OF THE THINGS THAT WE POSTED ON FACEBOOK.

WE INCLUDED SOME OF OUR COVID-19 RELIEF PROGRAMS, SPECIFICALLY THE COVE, IT MIGHT SEEM, CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM.

THAT WAS THE NAME OF SOME OF THE GRANT FUNDING WE DID THE TURKEY TROT, SOME ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES, ALL-AMERICAN CELEBRATION, WHICH JUST ENDED LAST WEEK.

WE DID AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS AND VARIOUS PROGRAMS. SO WE DID BOTH AND IT WAS ABOUT THIRTY FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS AND BOOSTING OVER.

WE ARE THUS FAR.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WE WILL NOW BE GOING TO A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

THANK YOU.

GOOD AFTERNOON, MARLON COMMISSIONER MAXINE CALLOWAY, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, FOR THE RECORD, I I'M ADVANCING FORWARD.

SO THE BUDGET FROM GENERAL FUND FOR THIS YEAR FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IS TWO MILLION THREE SEVEN.

AND JUST QUICKLY, I JUST WANT TO TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS WE HAVE HAD IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BY THE VISION FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR, BEGINNING WITH THE NITPICKED PROGRAM, THIS IS IN COMPLIANCE WE ARE GENERATING SOME INTEREST IN.

THAT'S A REAL PROCESS.

ONE CASE SO FAR AND ONE QUALIFIED.

AND SO IT'S SOMETHING BECAUSE OF COVID HAVE NOT HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY MARK IT.

BUT WE'RE STILL OUT THERE LETTING THE COMMUNITY KNOW THAT THESE PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE.

NUISANCE ABATEMENT PROGRAM TO PROPERTY VIOLATIONS ABATED FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR BY VENDORS VACANT PROPERTY REGISTRATION PROGRAM.

WE HAVE FORTY SEVEN VACANT PROPERTIES REGISTERED AND 18 PROPERTIES RENEWED REGISTRATION AND THEY'RE FOR THAT PROGRAM IN SPECIFIC.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE RENEWALS, IT SOMEWHAT SENDS A POSITIVE MESSAGE.

IT TELLS YOU THAT THE FORECLOSURE RATE IN THE CITY IS DECREASING.

WHEN YOU SEE THE REGISTRATION PROGRAM IS NOT AS HIGH IN TERMS OF THE THE RENEWAL IS NOT AS HIGH IN TERMS OF THE THE REGISTRATION PROGRAM ITSELF.

SO THAT'S A POSITIVE SIGN, A COMMISSIONER RENTAL REGISTRATION.

WE HAVE ONE CURRENT PROPERTY THAT'S REGISTERED AND WE'RE CURRENTLY PROCESSING SIX THROUGH THE MAGISTRATE PROGRAM.

IT MEANS THAT THOSE PROPERTIES SOMEHOW HAVE BEEN ADVERTISED WITHOUT A FORMAL REGISTRATION THROUGH OUR OFFICE.

AND SO WE HAVE SIX MAIN AND OF THE SIX, WE HAVE TWO THAT ARE IN THE FORMAL APPLICATION PROCESS, WHICH MEANS THAT THEY ARE TRYING TO REGISTER THEIR PROPERTY TO PAY FOR RENT OR CONSISTENT WITH OUR ORDINANCE THAT WAS ADOPTED BY THE CITY.

THE PLANNING AND ZONING DIVISION THAT'S JUST GIVING YOU SOME INFORMATION AND SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE'VE DONE THIS FISCAL YEAR, THE NUMBER OF SITES THAT WILL PROCESS THE NUMBER OF PLANNING APPLICATIONS, ZONING PLAN REVIEW, WE HAVE PROCESS OVER ONE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED AND NINETY AND BUS SHELTER TRANSIT AMENITIES.

AS YOU KNOW, WE BROUGHT A CONTRACT BEFORE THE CITY COMMISSION THAT APPROVED IN EXCESS OF 40 NEW SHELTERS, 22 OF THOSE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF BEING INSTALLED.

AND THEN WE HAVE ANOTHER CONTRACT THAT WE PLAN ON BRINGING TO THE CITY COMMISSION WITH AN ADDITIONAL 40 OR SO AMENITIES THAT WE PLAN TO BRING TO YOU AFTER YOU RETURN FROM RECESS.

IT'S ALSO WANT TO HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THE LEGISLATION THAT, IF PASSED, THAT WE KNOW WOULD BE ONGOING AND THE CITY WILL BE PROCESSING SPECIFICALLY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, CERTAIN APPLICATIONS.

AND THAT'S THE FOOD TRUCK LEGISLATION THAT WE'RE VERY PROUD OF, WHICH ALLOWS OPPORTUNITY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES TO COME IN AND TO SET UP FOOD TRUCKS AND CERTAIN PROPERTIES AND SPRINKLER TIMING LEGISLATION AND THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE VEHICLE LEGISLATION, WHICH WILL REQUIRE THE INSTALLATION OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE STATIONS IN NEW DEVELOPMENTS, PROVIDED THAT THERE SOME RESIDENTIAL IMPACT IN THE COMMUNITY.

WE'VE ALSO SEEN A LOT OF PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR.

INSPIRATION WAY TWENTY, TWENTY ONE AND MOST OF YOU WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE TOMORROW AT THE RIBBON CUTTING.

SO ALL OF OUR PIECES HAVE BEEN INSTALLED AND WE HAVE A RIBBON CUTTING SCHEDULE FOR TOMORROW OF ALL GUNN BY CALLING YOU AS WELL.

AND WE HAVE SEEN THE INSTALLATIONS THERE, THREE PIECES THAT HAVE BEEN INSTALLED TO

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INTERIOR AND ONE EXTERIOR.

AND THEN WE HAVE WATER'S EDGE PARKING LOT FENCE THAT WAS INSTALLED THIS FISCAL YEAR AS WELL, AND THE FREESTANDING SIGNIFICANT SCULPTURE THAT WAS INSTALLED AT SPRING SPEEDS ADJACENT TO THE SAWGRASS EXPRESSWAY.

SOME I'M INTO SOME INFORMATION FOR BUSINESS REVENUE FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR.

IT'S NO SECRET THAT THE PANDEMIC IMPACTED BUSINESSES EVERYWHERE IN TAMARAC IS NO DIFFERENT.

WE HAVE SEEN THE NEGATIVE IMPACT HERE IN TAMARAC.

AND YOU CAN TELL BY THE NUMBER OF BUSINESSES THAT WE HAVE LOST NEW BUSINESSES.

AS OF MAY, WE HAD TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY, WHICH IN COMPARISON TO LAST YEAR DROPPED.

TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY FOUR NEW BUSINESSES CAME INTO OUR CITY LAST YEAR AND ME AROUND THIS TIME.

SO YOU HAVE SEEN THE DECREASE.

THEIR REVENUE HAS BEEN IMPACTED AS WELL.

FIVE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS IN REVENUE IN COMPARISON TO WHAT THE CITY BROUGHT IN LAST YEAR, OVER SIX HUNDRED AND SIXTY SIX THOUSAND THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR.

AND TOTAL NUMBER OF BUSINESSES CURRENTLY WE HAVE SEVENTEEN HUNDRED BUSINESSES IN THE CITY.

AND THE LAST TIME, MAY 19, 20 LAST YEAR, WE HAD OVER TWO THOUSAND BUSINESSES.

SO THIS JUST REALLY EXEMPLIFIES WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING AND HOW THE CITY HAS BEEN IMPACTED RELATIVE TO THE PANDEMIC.

I WAS IN A NEIGHBORHOOD PROGRAMS, JUST SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS AS WELL HERE WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM, THAT APPLICATION WINDOW, WE HAD AN OPENING THAT IN AUGUST LAST YEAR.

WE ONLY PROCESS FOUR APPLICATIONS.

AND I'VE LISTED ON THIS SLIDE THE NEIGHBORHOODS THAT WERE ASSISTED AS A PART OF THAT PROGRAM.

WE FIND THAT THE TECHNICAL WORKSHOP THAT WE HOSTED IS VERY HELPFUL.

AND SO WE PLAN ON DOING ONE THIS YEAR AS WELL.

IT WILL OPEN AUGUST, AUGUST OF THIS YEAR, OUR FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER PROGRAM, WHICH IS FUNDED THROUGH OUR DEVELOPER'S CONTRIBUTION, WHICH IS THE CITY'S AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST FUND.

LAST YEAR WE WERE ABLE TO ASSIST SEVEN FIRST TIME HOMEBUYERS AND WE'RE STILL PROCESSING FROM THAT APPLICATION.

YOU SIMULTANEOUSLY OPENED AGAIN THIS YEAR, MARCH THIRTY.

FIRST IS WHEN WE OPEN AND BASED ON NEW LEGISLATION, THE CITY NOW DOES NOT HAVE A CLOSING WINDOW IN THE SAME YEAR.

WE HAVE TO OPEN AND MAINTAIN A WAITING LIST.

AND THIS IS NEW STATE LAW.

AND HUD IS ALSO REQUIRING THAT.

AND THIS IS REALLY SO WE ARE ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE MUNICIPALITIES AND THE NEED FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING SO THAT WE CAN REALLY SEE THE IMPACT AND I GUESS THE NEED.

AND SO CURRENTLY WE HAVE OVER FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTY OR SO APPLICATIONS ON THE WAITING LIST FOR THE FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER PROGRAM.

THE SAME WITH A MINOR HOME REPAIR PROGRAM THAT OPENED LAST YEAR.

THIS YEAR, WHEN WE OPENED ON AUGUST 16TH, IT WILL BE THE SAME.

IT WILL BE A WAITING LIST.

IT WILL NOT BE A CLOSING PERIOD.

AND SO WE WILL MAINTAIN THAT FOR THE FULL YEAR OF THE PROGRAM.

FORTY FIVE APPLICATIONS WERE DRAWN RANDOMLY LAST YEAR, AND WE'RE STILL PROCESSING THOSE SEVEN IN PRECONSTRUCTION FOR UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND FIVE OF THOSE HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.

OUR A.P.

PROGRAM, WHICH IS OUR NEIGHBORHOOD STABILIZATION PROGRAM AND IF YOU RECALL, THAT CAME OUT OF THE TWO THOUSAND AND EIGHT OR SO WHEN WE HAD A REAL DECLINE IN THE HOUSING MARKET.

AND SO A LOT OF MUNICIPALITIES RECEIVED FUNDING FOR STABILIZATION OF FORECLOSED PROPERTY.

THE CITY IS STILL FINISHING UP WITH THEIR FUNDS.

WE HAVE ONLY ONE PROPERTY LEFT AT 83 10 NW AND 9TH AVENUE.

IT'S IN COMMISSIONER PLACKO DISTRICT.

AND SO WE PLAN ON OPENING THAT PROGRAM ON A COMPETITIVE BASIS IN SEPTEMBER SO WE CAN SELL THAT HOME.

AND TYPICALLY WHAT WE DO IS INVEST REHABILITATED THE HOME, WHICH YOU CAN SEE IN THESE IMAGES, AND THEN WE PUT IT ON THE MARKET TYPICALLY FOR THE APPRAISED VALUE, WHICH WOULD INCLUDE WHAT WE PAID FOR IT, INCLUDING THE INVESTMENT TO REHAB THE HOME.

SO THAT WILL OPEN IN SEPTEMBER OF THIS YEAR AND SOME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WITH CWG, WHICH IS OUR PUBLIC SERVICE FUNDS.

THIS IS OUR RATHER REGULAR ALLOCATION.

THIS JUST DEMONSTRATES SOME OF THE THE PROGRAMS AND WHERE THE FUNDS WERE SPENT, MEALS ON WHEELS.

THE CITY WAS ABLE TO HELP OVER 12000 OR DISTRIBUTE OVER 12000 MEALS.

VOICES FOR CHILDREN, WHICH IS ONE OF OUR PUBLIC SERVICE PROGRAM.

WE WERE ABLE TO ASSIST OVER ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FOUR STUDENTS AND THEN OUR NEW BROADBAND ACCESS FOR STUDENT PROGRAM.

THE CITY COMMISSION JUST ADOPTED THAT AS A PART OF YOUR ACTION PLAN LAST FISCAL YEAR.

AND OF COURSE, VERY PROUD TO SAY OVER ONE HUNDRED STUDENTS AND HERE IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC WERE ABLE TO RECEIVE A TABLET OF THEIR OWN.

THEY DON'T HAVE TO RETURN THAT BACK TO THE SCHOOL ONCE THE SCHOOL YEAR CLOSE.

IT'S REALLY THEIRS.

AND THEY GET WITH THAT TWO YEARS OF INTERNET SERVICE.

ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE THAT WE PROVIDED DURING THE PANDEMIC ON SOME OF THIS IS STILL ONGOING, JUST WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU THIS SLIDE.

I THINK THIS WAS ALSO SENT OUT TO YOU FROM THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE.

BUT AS YOU CAN SEE, THE FLORIDA HOUSING FUNDS, WE WERE ABLE TO ASSIST OVER

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NINETY ONE RESIDENTS WITH MORTGAGE AND UTILITY, RENT AND UTILITY, ONLY OVER ONE HUNDRED RESIDENTS, EMERGENCY REPAIRS.

WE DID TWENTY SEVEN, A TOTAL OF OVER ONE POINT FIVE MILLION DOLLARS IN ASSISTANCE THAT WERE PROVIDED TO OUR RESIDENTS HERE IN THE COMMUNITY.

AND ABOUT THE SAME THING, OVER FIFTY FOUR USE IN THAT FUNDING FOR MORTGAGE, RENT AND UTILITY.

AND THEN WE ALSO PROVIDED THE MOBILE DEVICES.

TWENTY SEVEN WE ADDED TO OUR SENIOR MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAM.

WE WERE ABLE TO ASSIST AN ADDITIONAL ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY SENIORS AT THE TUNE OF ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS.

AND THEY WERE JUST ALSO WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT THE SIGNAGE BANNER AND ULTRASUEDE IN RELIEF.

WE WENT AHEAD DURING THE PANDEMIC AND OFFER OUTDOOR SEATING IN YOUR PARKING LOT.

AND THIS IS WHEN OF COURSE WE HAD TO MAINTAIN A DISTANCE OPERATION AND WE OFFERED SIGNAGE AND BANNER THAT WERE NOT CONSISTENT WITH THE CITY SIGNAGE CODE.

AND 12 BUSINESSES TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THAT BEFORE THAT PROGRAM WAS LIFTED.

SO MY LAST LINE IS JUST TO TOUCH ON SOME OF THE MAJOR INITIATIVES THAT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT HAS FOR FISCAL YEAR ARE GOING INTO THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR, AS MENTIONED BEFORE, WE HAVE THE BUS SHELTER PROGRAM.

SO WE PLAN ON BRINGING AN ADDITIONAL 40 TO YOU AT A COMMISSION MEETING ONCE WE'RE BACK FROM RECESS.

YOU HAVE A LOT OF SIGNIFICANT PUBLIC ART THAT IS PLANNED FOR NEXT FISCAL YEAR AS WELL.

WE'RE GOING TO BE UNVEILING THE DOMITIAN THAT'S FIRESTATION.

THIRTY SIX.

WE HAVE A SUNSET PARK VIEWING PLATFORM.

I KNOW THAT THE LETTER OF INTENT, WE'VE ALREADY SECURED A CONTRACT OR SO.

WE SHOULD BE GOING INTO CONSTRUCTION WITH THAT SHORTLY AND THAT WILL GO OVER INTO NEXT FISCAL YEAR.

THAT'S THE PROJECT WE RECEIVED.

FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND FROM THE LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUNDING AND THE REMAINDER OF THE PROJECT WILL BE FUNDED THROUGH THE PUBLIC ART PROGRAM.

TAMARAC VILLAGE, WE EXPECT TO SEE PUBLIC OUT THERE ONCE THAT IS COMPLETED, SPECIFICALLY IN THE HEART PORTION OF TAMARAC VILLAGE SOURCEFORGE THAT IS GOING IN THE THEATER, WILL ALSO SEE SOME PUBLIC ART.

AND THEN WE PLAN FOR A SIGNIFICANT SCULPTURE.

WE'RE NOT QUITE SURE YET WHAT WE'RE LOOKING INTO.

THAT AND THEN TAMARAC VILLAGE, SOCIAL JUSTICE.

WHAT WE DID BRING A CONCEPT TO YOU THAT WE PLAN ON DEVELOPING AND BRINGING FORWARD TO BE CONSTRUCTED AT TAMARAC VILLAGE AND ADDITIONAL PROJECTS FOR NEXT FISCAL YEAR.

THE SIDEWALK GAP IN TRANSIT STOP ANALYSIS IS A MAJOR PROJECT THAT IS ALREADY UNDERWAY WHERE WE ARE TRYING TO IDENTIFY WHERE THERE MIGHT BE GAPS IN THE ACCESSIBILITY.

AND SO WE HAVE A CONTRACTOR THAT'S ON BOARD WITH MPL THAT'S HELPING US WITH THAT, OR INFAMOUS TRANSPORT TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN THAT HAS BEEN FUNDED VIA A SURTAX.

AND WE'RE WAITING TO HEAR BACK.

YEAH, THAT'S ONE OF THE CYCLE ONE PROJECTS, SO WE'RE WAITING TO HEAR BACK FROM THEM.

HOPEFULLY THIS WILL BE ONE OF THE FIRST PROJECTS THAT WE CAN GET FUNDED AND START WITH.

WE ADDED VISION ZERO, AN ACTION PLAN FOR VISION ZERO AS A PART OF THE CYCLE, TOO.

SO TAX PROGRAM.

AND OF COURSE, LAURAS TOLD YOU THE NEWS WE HEARD EARLIER THIS MORNING.

SO WE'RE WAITING TO SEE IF AND WHEN THAT WOULD BE FUNDED.

BUT THAT WOULD BE A COMPONENT OF THE TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN FOR NEIGHBORHOOD SIGNAGE PROGRAM.

WE'RE ALL FAMILIAR WITH THAT.

AND AT THE LAST COMMISSION MEETING, OF COURSE, YOU APPROVED A CHANGE ORDER SO WE CAN MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT PROGRAM.

SO THAT WOULD BE AN INITIATIVE, A MAJOR INITIATIVE FOR NEXT FISCAL YEAR, THE CURB APPEAL PROGRAM IN THE PROGRAM AS WELL THAT WAS FUNDED AS A PART OF YOUR BUDGET AMENDMENT.

SO THOSE WILL BE MAJOR INITIATIVES FOR NEXT YEAR.

TAMARAC.

TWENTY FOUR, THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, YOUR COMPREHENSIVE PLAN HAS NOT BEEN UPDATED.

AND OF COURSE, WE WANT TO ALIGN IT ALIGNED WITH OUR STRATEGIC PRIORITIES.

THIS IS REALLY YOUR VISIONARY DOCUMENT.

IT REALLY OUTLINES OUR GOALS AND YOUR ASPIRATIONS FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN ANY CITY.

AND SO WE WANT TO UPDATE THAT.

AND THAT WOULD BE A MAJOR INITIATIVE FOR TWENTY FOUR NEXT FISCAL YEAR.

AND FINALLY, THE TURNPIKE COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD IMPROVEMENT'S.

THIS IS JUST A GATEWAY.

AND SO WE WANT TO COLLABORATE WITH YOU TO SEE WHAT WE CAN DO TO IMPROVE THAT GATEWAY COMING INTO THE CITY.

AND SO THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION AND I'LL TAKE ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE AT THIS TIME.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MAXINE.

I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY FOR THE RECORD AGAIN THAT PUBLIC ART IS NOT PAID FOR WITH TAX DOLLARS.

WE ARE HEARING A LOT ABOUT THAT LATELY.

IT IS NOT PAID FOR WITH TAX DOLLARS.

THIS IS A DEVELOPER'S CONTRIBUTION TO OUR PUBLIC ART FUND.

SO I MS. CALLAWAY WILL CONFIRM THAT FOR ME.

ABSOLUTELY.

THANK YOU FOR SAYING THAT, COMMISSIONER.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WELL, THAT'S IT BY MAYOR.

THE SCULPTURE THAT'S GOING TO BE IN TAMARAC VILLAGE, IS THAT SOMETHING THAT OUR COMMITTEE IS GOING TO BE DECIDING ON OR IS THAT GOING TO BE LIKE FIVE EXAMPLES AND THE

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COMMISSION WILL BE CHOOSING? SO THEY ALWAYS MAKE A RECOMMENDATION, VERY SIMILAR.

BUT WHAT WE TYPICALLY DO AND HAVE DONE IS TO BRING NOT JUST A RECOMMENDATION, BUT THE LAST THE THREE FINALISTS, BECAUSE WE KNOW HISTORICALLY, OFTENTIMES YOU DON'T AGREE WITH THE PUBLIC COMMITTEE.

SO WE NEVER JUST BRING YOU THE RECOMMENDATION.

WE BRING YOU WITH YOUR RECOMMENDATION WITH THE LAST THREE FINALISTS, THE SOCIAL JUSTICE LAW.

WOULD THAT BE CONSISTENT WITH JUST AN OVERALL WORLDLY INJUSTICE, WAR OR JUST ANY PARTICULAR GROUPS? YEAH, SO WE ARE GOING TO RETAIN THE IDEAS THAT BROUGHT THAT TO THIS BODY FOR CONSIDERATION.

I THINK YOU ASKED US TO GO BACK AND PUT TOGETHER A CONCEPTUAL DESIGN AND TO BRING IT BACK TO YOU FOR CONSIDERATION.

SO WE'RE IN THE PROCESS.

WE WANT TO INVOLVE THE COMMUNITY AND SEE WHAT THEY THINK IN TERMS OF WHO SHOULD BE REPRESENTED ON THE WALL.

AND THEN ONCE THAT IS DONE, THE ARTIST WILL PUT TOGETHER A RENDERING AND THEN WE WILL BRING THAT BACK TO THIS COMMISSION.

OK.

AND JUST HAVE TWO MORE THINGS ON THIS, THE CORRIDORS.

IS THERE ANY OTHER ADDITIONAL CORRIDORS THAT WILL BE IMPROVED IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS, CONSIDERING THERE'S A LOT OF DETERIORATIONS IN OUR ROADS THAT WILL BE BOLSIN DRIVING AROUND TOWN IF YOU'RE TALKING TO MUCH FROM A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASPECT? I THINK WHAT WILL HAPPEN IS THAT YOUR COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING PROCESS IS GOING TO SET THE STAGE THAT YOU NEED TO ULTIMATELY BRING FORWARD A CORRIDOR PLAN THAT'S GOING TO LOOK AT THE DESIGN OF THE BUILDING AND HOW THE CORRIDORS WILL LOOK GOING INTO THE FUTURE.

BUT WE WANT TO FIRST START WITH THE MAIN ROUTE.

YES.

AND THEN LASTLY, IF YOU CAN CONFIRM OR SAY MAGIC AND CONFIRM, EVEN THOUGH WE THE ART PIECES ARE FUNDED THROUGH DEVELOPMENT FEES, DOES THE CITY HAVE ANY FINANCIAL FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY TO.

TO THAT SPECIFIC ITEM.

SO DOES THE CONTINGENCY THAT WE GET.

WHO PAYS FOR THE CONTINGENCY? SO THE ENTIRE PROGRAM IS FUNDED THROUGH THE WORKERS CONTRIBUTION, WHICH INCLUDES THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROGRAM THAT'S ON TRACK WITH THE ABACA ADMINISTRATORS.

IT INCLUDES THE MAINTENANCE OF THE PIECES.

SO EVERYTHING ATTRIBUTED TO THE PROGRAM ITSELF IS FUNDED THROUGH THE CITY.

HAVE ANY SPECIFIC MONEY ALLOCATED TO THAT? NO, THERE'S NO ALLOCATION FROM GENERAL FUND OR EVEN THE CONTINGENCY THAT WE PUT IN PLACE.

THE CONTINGENCY IS A PART OF THE PUBLIC ART FUND EVEN.

OK, SO CITY MANAGER, CAN YOU CONFIRM THAT? IT WAS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THE CONTINGENCY IS PAID BY THE CITY UP TO A CERTAIN AMOUNT.

AND NO VICE MAYOR, AGAIN, JUST TO BE CLEAR, PUBLIC ART, MONEY FROM THE PUBLIC ART FUND, IT'S ALL SELF-CONTAINED FUND.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

MS. CONWAY, I HAD A CONVERSATION WITH GEORGE AND I WAS OF THE IMPRESSION THAT THE SOCIAL JUSTICE WALL WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS BEING WORKED ON IN MY DISTRICT.

WHEN DID WE PROPOSE THAT SOCIAL JUSTICE WANT TO BE AT TAMARAC VILLAGE? WE BROUGHT IT TO THIS COMMISSION, WE PROPOSED IT SEVERAL MONTHS AGO.

YEAH, THAT WAS MY IDEA FOR MY DISTRICT.

SO WHO STOLE IT? I MEAN, HOW HOW DID IT.

END UP AT TAMARAC VILLAGE, A DISCUSSION FOR THE WAR THAT'S DEPICTED ALWAYS OCCURRED WITH THIS COMMISSION.

I'M NOT SURE.

I THINK THERE WAS A DESIRE, OF COURSE, FOR DISTRICT ONE TO HAVE EITHER THE SCULPTURE OR SOME TYPE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING.

HOW DOES HOW MUCH DOES THE SOCIAL JUSTICE WAR COST? SO AS A PART OF THE ARTOSIS SCOPE, HE WILL ALSO GIVE US SOME INFORMATION ON THE COST.

WE'RE PROJECTING ANYWHERE FROM ONE HUNDRED TO ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.

SO WHEN WE BRING ABOUT THE CONCEPTUAL TO THIS COMMISSION WILL ALSO HAVE THE COST FOR THE WALL AS WELL.

WE THOUGHT IT WAS.

WE THOUGHT IT WAS BEST SITUATED IN TAMARAC VILLAGE BECAUSE SOME OF THE COSTS WOULD BE ADDRESSED BY THE WAR THAT'S BEING PROPOSED CURRENTLY IN THE PARK.

SO THE DEVELOPER IS PROPOSING A WALL ALREADY IN TAMARAC VILLAGE.

AND SO THE PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE THOUGHT THAT THAT WALL COULD BE DESIGNED TO TO ACCOMMODATE THE SOCIAL JUSTICE PIECES.

SO THE PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE WILL NOT BE PAYING FOR THE WALL SINCE ONE IS ALREADY BEING PROPOSED IN THAT SITE.

OK, WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THAT HOUSE, I THINK SOMEWHERE IN DISTRICT FOUR WITH ALL OF THE CARS AND IT WAS A BROKEN DOWN LOOKING HOUSE.

I KNOW WHEN.

MADAM MAYOR VILLALOBOS WAS RUNNING FOR MAYOR, THAT WAS ONE OF THE THINGS

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THAT WE CAMPAIGNED ON, WHAT WHAT WAS ONE? WHAT WAS THAT? NO GOOD.

DID WE ADDRESS THAT? OH, YES, YES, YES, YES.

WE HAD A LAWSUIT.

AND YES, WE WERE SUCCESSFUL.

AND HE DIED.

HE DIED.

YES.

SO DO WE OWN THE HOUSE? NO, WE DON'T.

THERE WAS A SET ON.

AND SO WE HAVE WE HAVE LEAN'S ON THE HOUSE OR WE DO, WE DO, AND I CAN'T RECALL WHETHER OR NOT THEY APPLY THIS IS TO APPLY FOR ANY AMNESTY THE CITY.

BUT WE HAVE ALWAYS HAD THE CITY MANAGER WISHES TO JUMP IN ON THIS CASE JUST JUST TO LET THE COMMISSION KNOW THAT WE'VE BEEN IN DISCUSSIONS WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY ABOUT HOW TO MOVE FORWARD WITH FORECLOSING ON THE PROPERTY.

OK, AND THEN IT WOULD BE.

PUT INTO ONE OF THE PROGRAMS LIKE THE HOUSING AND NEIGHBORHOOD PROGRAMS, THE NSP.

WHAT PROGRAM WOULD IT GO INTO WHERE WE CAN THEN TURN AROUND AND FLIP THAT AND SELL IT? IF WE WERE TO GO AHEAD AND GO ONCE THE CITY OWNS THE PROPERTY, THEN WE CAN MAKE A DETERMINATION.

IF YOU DECIDE TO HAVE IT BOUND BY THE NSP PROGRAM, THEN, OF COURSE, THOSE GUIDELINES WOULD BE APPLICABLE.

BUT THE CITY WITHIN ON THE PROPERTIES, IT'S A MATTER OF.

WHAT WE DECIDE TO DO WITH IT.

OK, GOT IT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THE ATTORNEY WAS JUST YES, MADAM MAYOR MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION.

IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT REALLY ONE OF THE THRESHOLD ISSUES THAT WE WOULD HAVE TO DECIDE, ASSUMING WE FORECLOSED AND TOOK OVER TITLE PROPERTY, IS WHETHER TO DEMOLISH WHAT'S ACTUALLY THERE.

IT'S IN MY UNDERSTANDING IS IT'S IN IN PRETTY BAD CONDITION AND MAY NOT BE SUBJECT TO REHABILITATION AND POTENTIALLY THE SOME OF THE PROGRAMS THAT THAT THAT ARE AVAILABLE IT UNTIL WE ACQUIRE TITLE, WE HAVE A CHANCE TO TAKE A LOOK AT IT.

IT MAY BE SIMPLY DEMOLISHING IT, THEN JUST SELLING THE PROPERTY FOR ITS ITS VALUE IS WRONG.

ROLAND.

THANK YOU, AND THAT'S SOMETHING WE CAN BRING UP AT A FUTURE MEETING WHEN IT IS RIPE.

SO THANK YOU.

I BELIEVE COMMISSIONER GELIN HAD A QUESTION.

I KNOW YOU NOW HAS NO QUESTIONS.

I'M GOING TO SAY THANK YOU.

AND JUST ONE CLARIFICATION.

THERE'S ONLY SIX.

VACATION RENTALS RENTED IN.

FOR ANOTHER TIME, I DON'T THINK OUR LEGISLATION IS WORKING VERY WELL, IF THERE'S ONLY ALLEGEDLY SIX WHEN THERE WERE SIXTY SIX WHEN WE PUT THIS IN, AND I'M PRETTY SURE THAT THEY'RE STILL GOING STRONG.

SO I REMEMBER WE DID PARTNER WITH WITH A COMPANY THAT'S PROVIDING A SURGE FOR US.

SO WE DO SURGE ON A MONTHLY BASIS EVERY OTHER WEEK WE DO SEARCH AND THE WAY WE KNOW IS THERE'S A COMPLAINT OR AS A PART OF OUR CERNECH, IT IS SHOWING UP THAT THE PROPERTY'S BEING MARKETED FOR RENT.

NO, WE'LL JUST HAVE THAT.

THE MARKET CONTINUES TO GO VERY WELL AND MAYBE WE WILL ONLY BE DOWN TO SIX PER.

WELL, YEAH, THEY'LL GIVE YOU ADDRESSES AND ACTUALLY JUST THIS COMMENT, I HAPPEN TO AGREE WITH COMMISSIONER BOLTON DON'T FALL OFF YOUR CHAIR AS EVERYBODY THAT I DO BELIEVE THAT THE SOCIAL JUSTICE, WHILE WE HAD TALKED ABOUT SOME PROS AND CONS OF IT BEING TAMARAC VILLAGE, BUT I DON'T BELIEVE THERE WAS CONSENSUS AT KEEPING IT TAMARAC VILLAGE BECAUSE THERE WAS DISCUSSION ABOUT PUTTING IT ELSEWHERE.

SO MAYBE AT THAT TIME THIS COULD BE DISCUSSED BECAUSE QUITE HONESTLY, I DON'T THINK I KNOW IT'S A BUDGET ITEM, BUT IT IS PUBLIC ARTS BUDGET ITEM OVERALL.

AND PUBLIC ARTS BUDGET IS SEPARATE FROM WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO WE FOCUS WITH HERE.

SO I'M GLAD YOU ASKED FOR CONCEPTUAL SO YOU CAN DISCUSS AND DECIDE.

OK, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

YES.

FOR FUTURE FIRE RESCUE.

WE NEED HELP.

SO ON THAT NOTE, WE WILL NOW BRING UP OUR FIRE CHIEF GOING OVER TO OUR NEXT ITEM.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, EVERYBODY.

THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE.

NO BIG TIME YET.

WE'LL DO A COOKIE BREAK AFTER THE BREAK.

OK, SO IF EVERYBODY WANTS TO TAKE A BREAK, 15 MINUTES WILL SUFFICE.

IS THAT GOOD? ALL RIGHT.

WE'LL BE BACK HERE AT THREE, 30.

EVERYBODY WILL BE ON TIME.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THE GENTLEMAN, IT IS THREE, 30, WE ARE DOWN TO THE HOMESTRETCH.

I HOPE YOU BETTER PLAY BALL, EVERYBODY.

LET'S GO.

AND IN.

ALL RIGHT, CHILDREN, ALL RIGHT.

I WAS WORRIED ABOUT THE RED, GREEN AND YELLOW.

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I AM NOT GOING TO LOOK THAT WAY, OK? ALL RIGHT, WE ARE READY TO GO IN, NIYAZI.

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU HAVE SOME SUGAR.

I SEE THAT.

WELL, GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR.

VICE MAYOR COMMISSIONER, CITY ATTORNEY AND CITY MANAGER BEHIND ME THERE.

THAT'S A LITTLE OFF-PUTTING THERE.

BUT WE'LL WE'LL GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED.

MS. CHECK AND MAKE SURE I GET THE CLICKERS.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, THANK YOU ALL ABOUT WHAT WE JUST GET RIGHT DOWN TO IT, BUT I REMEMBER COMMISSIONER GELIN ASKING THIS QUESTION BEFORE, SO I'M GOING TO WHY YOU'RE LOOKING AT WHAT STRATEGIC GOAL NUMBER TWO IS THAT TAMARAC IS SAFE AND HOW THE FIRE DEPARTMENT SUPPORTS THAT GOAL.

WE'RE ASKING THIS YEAR FOR TWO POINT THREE PERCENT INCREASE IN OUR BUDGET.

THE FBI.

TWENTY ONE ADOPTED BUDGET WAS ROUGHLY TWENTY FOUR, TWENTY FIVE POINT FOUR MILLION.

AND THE PROPOSED F TWENTY TWO BUDGET IS TWENTY SIX, ROUGHLY NAGENDRA.

TWENTY SIX MILLION DOLLARS ROUGHLY.

ALL RIGHT, HERE WE GO.

THAT INCREASE IS PRIMARILY DRIVEN BY PERSONAL SERVICES, OPERATING COSTS AND CAPITAL OUTLAY.

FIRE RESCUE MISSION, WE PROVIDE A VARIETY OF SERVICES, AND THOSE SERVICES ARE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, FIRE SUPPRESSION, YOU CAN SEE THE OTHER FIRE PREVENTION AND THAT ONE, THEY'RE ALL HAZARDS HAS BEEN REALLY STRESSED IN THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF OR SO.

JUST JUST AS A REFERENCE POINT, WE LAST YEAR AND AND I MEAN, CALENDAR YEAR, NOT FISCAL YEAR, RESPONDED TO TWELVE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED SIX RESPONSES.

AND OF THAT, ABOUT SEVENTY FIVE HUNDRED OF THOSE WERE E.M.S.

TRANSPORTS.

I WAS OUT RECENTLY AND I HAD MET A FRIEND OF MINE THAT WORKS FOR CORAL GABLES.

AND OF COURSE WE ALWAYS TALK ABOUT CALLS.

AND HE WAS BUSY AND HE TOLD ME THAT, OF COURSE, GABLE'S IS ROUGHLY THE SAME SIZE AS TAMARAC THREE FIRE STATIONS AND THEIR TOTAL CALL VOLUME IS WHAT OUR AIR TRANSPORT IS FOR THE YEAR.

SO THEY DO ABOUT 75 OTHER CALLS AND WE'RE DOING ABOUT DOUBLE THAT.

WHAT THEY PRETTY MUCH SAME RESOURCES AND A LITTLE CLOSER TO HOME.

FOR A REFERENCE POINT, OUR OUR POPULATION IS ROUGHLY SIXTY SIX THOUSAND.

AND LIKE I SAID, TWELVE THOUSAND TRANSPORT, TWELVE THOUSAND RESPONSES, SUNRISE'S NINETY FIVE THOUSAND.

AND THEY DO ROUGHLY ABOUT FOURTEEN FOURTEEN THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED.

LAUDERHILL SEVENTY ONE THOUSAND.

JUST ABOUT SEVENTY TWO THOUSAND.

THEY HAVE ABOUT THIRTEEN THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED TRANSPORTS OR INCIDENTS.

AND THEN MIRAMAR ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY TWO THOUSAND AND THEY DO TWELVE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND FOURTEEN RESPONSES.

SO WE'RE PRETTY BUSY FOR A CITY OUR SIZE.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THIS YEAR, YOU KNOW, WE HAD A REALLY GOOD YEAR, A COUPLE OF THINGS JUST TO RECOGNIZE CERTAIN DEPARTMENT IS TOMMY, THE GUY CONTINUES TO DO WELL AND THEN WON A COUPLE OF WORDS, LIKE I HIS PICTURE THERE THAT ACTUALLY WASN'T FOR RECEIVING AN AWARD.

THAT'S FOR HIM GETTING PROMOTED.

SO HE'S TOMMY ON THERE A COUPLE OF TIMES.

SO HE'S RECOGNIZED AS THE CHAMPION OF THE INDUSTRY FOR FIRE SPRINKLERS.

AND, YOU KNOW, SOME OF YOU SAW THAT PRESENTATION OUT IN THE PARKING LOT THERE.

YOU'LL SEE THAT AGAIN SOON, TOO, BY THE WAY.

AND THEN HE WAS PROMOTED TO DIVISION CHIEF.

HE'S RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FIRE WORK COMMUNITY SERVICE REDUCTION DIVISION MYSELF FROM THE SOUTHEAST, REGIONAL DIRECTOR FOR THE FLORIDA FIRE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION.

AND GUESS WHAT OF MY RESPONSIBILITY IS I JUST FOUND THAT OUT JUST RECENTLY.

BUT I'M RESPONSIBLE.

I'M THE LIAISON FOR ALL OF THE SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAMS THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF FLORIDA.

SO I ACTUALLY GOT A CALL FROM SURFSIDE ABOUT A LITTLE ISSUE THAT THEY HAD.

SO I WAS LIKE, WOW, THAT'S GOOD TO KNOW THAT I'M RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT ACCREDITATION.

YOU GUYS KNOW OUR ACCREDITATION.

WE WERE ACCREDITED ABOUT A YEAR, ALMOST TWO YEARS AGO NOW.

ALL OF YOU WERE THERE AND WE APPRECIATE THAT.

BUT EACH YEAR YOU HAVE TO SUBMIT A ANNUAL REPORT ABOUT 60, 70 PAGES, AND THAT REPORT HAS TO BE REVIEWED AND PEER REVIEWED.

AND THEN YOU YOU PASS OR FAIL BASED ON THIS REPORT.

SO WE DID DO THAT AND WE'LL BE SUBMITTING THAT EACH YEAR.

AND OUR FIRST REPORT WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL.

SO THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE.

THERE ARE A FEW.

AND IN TERMS OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HAS BEEN PRETTY BUSY THIS YEAR.

LAST YEAR WE WERE INVOLVED IN COVID TESTING.

THIS YEAR WE WERE INVOLVED IN COGAT VACCINATION.

YOU ALL CAME TO THE VACCINATION SITE.

IN THE END OF THAT THREE WEEK PERIOD, WE ENDED UP VACCINATING A LITTLE OVER TWO THOUSAND PEOPLE.

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS, AS YOU KNOW, WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON THAT.

IN FACT, THIS PAST WEEKEND WAS A GOOD DRIVER, UNFORTUNATE HURRICANE.

ALSO FOUR DAYS OF JUST MONITORING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BRIEFINGS AND SENDING EMAILS OUT.

AND LATELY, WE'VE BEEN INVOLVED JUST RECENTLY IN THE CERNECH DISASTER.

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AND THERE'S A PICTURE BEFORE YOU AND WANTED YOU TO TAKE A LOOK AT A COUPLE OF PICTURES OF I REMEMBERED THAT HAVE BEEN DEPLOYED.

WE ACTUALLY WERE REQUESTED MORE BY THE REGION SEVEN, AND WE GOT A CALL OVER THE WEEKEND SAYING, HEY, THEY NEED SOME ADDITIONAL SUPPORT DOWN THERE AT SURFSIDE.

AND, OF COURSE, YOU KNOW, WE'RE CHOMPING AT THE BIT TO GO DOWN THERE AND HELP OUT.

I KNOW.

I THINK COMMISSIONER GELIN REACHED OUT TO ME AND ASKED ME IF WE WERE INVOLVED.

AND I KNOW YOU DID AS WELL, MADAM MAYOR.

AND I THINK SOME OF THE DIRECTORS HAVE AS WELL.

SO WE FINALLY GOT THE OPPORTUNITY IN THE CALL TO SAY, HEY, LISTEN, WE NEED SOME HELP TO GO TO SURFSIDE.

YOU KNOW, WE JUMPED AT THE OPPORTUNITY.

IN FACT, THERE'S SEVERAL MUNICIPALITIES IN BROWARD COUNTY, I THINK, SENDING ABOUT TWENTY SIX PEOPLE EACH DAY.

IT'S A SEVEN DAY MISSION.

AND IT STARTED I THINK IT STARTED MONDAY, AND WE SENT THREE PEOPLE EACH DAY FROM TAMARAC.

SO THIS IS OUR THIRD DAY SENDING FOLKS THAT I'VE GOTTEN REPORTS BACK.

WE'VE ACTUALLY BEEN INVOLVED WITH SOME SOME RECOVERY EACH DAY AND A MATTER OF FACT.

SO AND THAT'S A COUPLE OF PICTURES THERE.

AND I WANT TO REALLY PUT THOSE UP, BUT AT LEAST YOU CAN SEE WHAT WE'RE DOING AND WHAT'S GOING ON.

AND.

PUBLIC EDUCATION, VERY BIG IN THE PUBLIC EDUCATION OUTREACH.

TRYING TO GET AHEAD OF OUR BEST FRIENDS THERE, BUT TAKING ON IT ANYWAY, HOME SPRINKLER SAFETY, YOU GUYS OFF SORT OF SIDE BY SIDE DEMONSTRATION.

THERE'S A PICTURE OF IT THERE.

IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN NEAR A FIRE, HAVEN'T BEEN AROUND A FIRE.

WE WERE SITTING OUT THERE IN THE PARKING LOT WHEN THAT THING LIT UP.

IT GOT PRETTY WARM.

AND I SAW A LOT OF PEOPLE SCURRYING, YOU KNOW, RUNNING AWAY FROM THAT.

BUT THAT'S ACTUALLY WHAT IT FEELS LIKE.

AND THAT'S IT WAS IT WAS ACTUALLY BETTER THAN ANTICIPATED.

WE'RE PLANNING TO BRING THAT OUT AGAIN SOON.

AND ONE OF THE OTHER THINGS THAT WE'VE BEEN DOING FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION TO KEEPING THE COMMUNITY SAFE IS SPRINKLE THE SMOKE DETECTOR INSTALLATION ALL THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY.

WE ACTUALLY HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE TO DO THE ENTIRE CITY OF TAMARAC.

WE DIVIDED UP INTO LIKE 10 DISTRICTS AND WE PICK A GROUP EACH YEAR.

I THINK WE STARTED AROUND COMMISSIONER BOLTON DISTRICT.

WE WERE IN IN COMMISSIONER PLACKO DISTRICT LAST YEAR AND IN THIS PAST YEAR AND COMMISSIONER I MEAN, THE VICE MAYOR OF THE DISTRICT.

SO WE'LL KEEP ROTATING OURSELVES AROUND THERE UNTIL WE GET IT ALL DONE.

IT'S A 10 YEAR PLAN BECAUSE THE SMOKE DETECTORS ARE 10 YEARS.

SO WE TRY TO REDO IT EVERY 10 YEARS.

WE'RE VERY INVOLVED WITH THE SCHOOLS.

THAT WAS ACTUALLY ESPECIALLY OUR CHALLENGER ELEMENTARY.

THEY REALLY A LOT OF INVOLVEMENT WITH THAT GROUP THERE.

BUT THIS IS TEACHERS APPRECIATION DAY.

LOOK AT THAT PICTURE THAT WE WENT OUT AND TOOK SOME PICTURES AND DID A FEW THINGS THERE WITH THEM.

TO THE REAL MEAT OF THE CROSS IS WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO TALK ABOUT, HIS CAPTIVE CAPITAL REQUEST, AND I FIGURE SOME PICTURES MIGHT BE HELPFUL, BUT IN GENERAL, WE'RE LOOKING TO REPLACE SOME EXTRICATION EQUIPMENT.

AND THAT'S WHAT THE PICTURE IS AT THE TOP AND IN THE RIGHT THERE, WE USE THE BRAND TOMORROW, BUT THAT'S JUST THE CUT AND SPREAD AND THAT KIND OF THING.

WE'RE LOOKING TO REPLACE SOME STRETCHERS AND NOT DOWN THE TOO SEXY, BUT IT'S ACTUALLY PROVIDING A LOT OF BACK INJURIES BECAUSE YOU JUST HAVE TO LIFT THAT STRETCHER MANUALLY.

NOW WE HAVE A HYDRAULIC MODEL.

SO BUT JUST LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE IS ON AN EIGHT YEAR CYCLE.

SO WE HAVE TO REPLACE THOSE CPR DEVICES.

WE'RE LOOKING TO REPLACE THOSE.

THAT'S WHAT'S AT THE BOTTOM RIGHT HAND THERE.

AND, YOU KNOW, AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION HAS MADE IT A KIND OF A STANDARD NOW RECOMMENDATION THAT YOU USE SOME AUTOMATED CPR DEVICE.

AND AND WE OUTFITTED ALL OF OUR TRUCKS WITH THAT.

YOU KNOW, WE HAVE VERY GOOD RETURN OF SPONTANEOUS CIRCULATION.

IF YOU LOOK AT OUR NUMBERS, IT LOOKS REALLY GOOD, LIKE IF SOMEBODY GOES INTO CARDIAC ARREST, WE'LL GET ABOUT 30 PERCENT OF BACK 30 OR 40 PERCENT.

THAT'S A REALLY GOOD NUMBER IN THAT DEVICE.

HELPS WITH THAT.

AND THEN THE LAST THING ON THEIR VEHICLE FUNDING.

I HEARD JEFF STREATOR TALK ABOUT VEHICLE FUNDING THAT SUPERIMPORTANT, YOU KNOW, LAST YEAR AS A PART OF THE AUSTERITY MEASURES.

YOU KNOW, WE DIDN'T DO VEHICLE FUNDING FOR OUTSIDE OF OUR RESCUE RESCUE.

WE DID DO THE VEHICLES.

AND THIS YEAR WE'RE LOOKING TO CONTINUE THAT.

WITH THAT, JUST AS JUST MY REPORT, I GET A WEEKLY REPORT ON OUR VEHICLE STATUS AND IT'S JUST DAILY.

THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING GOING ON, EVEN THOUGH JACQUES'S FOLKS DO A NICE JOB.

THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS, NO MATTER HOW GOOD YOU PEOPLE ARE, IF YOU CAN'T GET TO THE CAR BECAUSE THERE'S A VEHICLE ISSUE, THAT'S A PROBLEM, CONSTANTLY SWITCHING AND STUFF LIKE THAT.

SO THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO US.

WE HAVE AT ANY GIVEN TIME THREE OR FOUR VEHICLES THAT ARE IN VARIOUS STAGES OF REPAIR.

SO THAT'S AN IMPORTANT PROGRAM FOR US.

WHAT AM I AIMING AT, BY THE WAY? ALL RIGHT, I KNOW THAT I'M TALKING ABOUT CLICK THE BUTTON.

AND THAT'S OK.

YEAH.

OH, THE DOOR.

YEAH, THIS DOG.

YOU JUST MOVING FORWARD, I THINK I MIGHT HAVE, YOU KNOW, I INHERENTLY.

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YOU KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW, I DON'T I'M FEELING PRETTY, YOU KNOW, LISTEN, ANYWAY, WE WERE UNDER THE FIRE, SO SORRY ABOUT THAT WHOMEVER'S COMING NEXT, LORENZA, BUT THE FIRE SYSTEM, WE'VE ACTUALLY DONE A REVIEW OF THAT.

AND I TALK TO YOU ALL ABOUT THAT A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO AND SAID WE'D BE COMING BACK WITH A RECOMMENDATION.

AND NOW THE RECOMMENDATION, I HAVE TO TALK WITH THE CITY MANAGER AND ALL THE DATA AND THE FINANCE DIRECTOR IS THAT THERE'S NO CHANGE.

AND JUST AS A REMINDER, OUR CURRENT RESIDENTIAL FEE IS THREE HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS AND THERE'S A SLIDING SCALE FOR NONRESIDENTIAL.

AND IT'S THREE OTHER CATEGORIES FOR THAT.

AND THAT'S BEEN THE SAME FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS GOING INTO SIX YEARS.

SO THAT'S WHAT THAT NUMBER LOOKS LIKE.

WELL, ACTUALLY WORK AND I KNOW IT'S THERE REALLY, AND I HAVE ONE MORE I GOT TO SAY GET.

OK.

ANYWAY, I JUST THE SLIDE THAT SHOULD BE UP THERE IS A PICTURE OF FIRE STATION THIRTY SIX AND I THINK THAT THE MANAGER'S OFFICE IS TRYING TO CUT ME OFF.

BUT BUT THAT BEING SAID, WHAT I WHAT I WANT TO SAY ABOUT FIRE STATION THIRTY SIX, I'VE SEEN IT COME UP ON SEVERAL OTHER SLIDES THERE YOU CAN SEE HOW WELL ALL THE DEPARTMENTS WORK TOGETHER WHICH IS A GOOD THING THAT WE HAVE AN OPEN HOUSE, AUGUST OF 14.

WE'RE PLAYING IN THAT THE MANAGERS GIVING US THE GREEN LIGHT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT AND WE REALLY ARE EXCITED ABOUT IT SO THAT WE GET IT.

I'M SORRY.

WELL, WE'RE GOING TO DO WE'RE ACTUALLY GOING TO DO SOME BURGERS IN THAT KIND OF THING, SO WE WILL FEED YOU DEFINITELY IT'S FROM 10 TO TWO.

IT'S A SATURDAY, AUGUST 14TH.

OF COURSE, YOU ALL GET YOUR INVITES AND AND HAVE YOUR TIME TO TALK ABOUT HOW GREAT THE STATION IS IN THE COMMUNITY AND ALL THAT AND STUFF LIKE THAT.

AND THE LAST THING I WANT TO TALK ABOUT IS THE CLOSEST GET RESPONSE.

AND, YOU KNOW, WE TALK ABOUT RESPONSE TIMES AND THOSE KIND OF THINGS.

FOR YEARS WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON WELL, YOU ALMOST YOU ALL KNOW THAT WE HAVE IN OUR LOCAL AGREEMENTS FOR AUTOMATIC GATE WITH EVERY MUNICIPALITY AROUND US.

SO SUNRISE TAMARAC COURSE BRINGS ALL THE ONES THAT TOUCH TAMARAC.

AND ONE OF THE REASONS WE DO THIS, BECAUSE WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE CAN GET THE CLOSEST UNIT THERE FOR THOSE TYPE APPROPRIATE CALLS, BUT THAT'S BEEN EXPANDED TO THE WHOLE COUNTY.

I MEAN, WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS SINCE 92.

I'M EMBARRASSED TO SAY THAT.

BUT BUT ANYWAY, IT'S ACTUALLY COME TO FRUITION AT THIS POINT.

AND ON JUNE THE 15TH, THE BROWARD COUNTY COMMISSION ADOPTED THIS AGREEMENT AND THEY APPROVED IT TO ALLOW THE COUNTY MANAGER TO EXECUTE AND NEGOTIATE THE FINAL LANGUAGE IN THIS CLOSE TO GUNN RESPONSE AGREEMENT.

AND IT'S GOING TO BE A COUNTY WIDE AGREEMENT THAT FOR HIGH PRIORITY CALL TYPES.

AND RIGHT NOW WE HAVE FORTY NINE OF THOSE HIGH PRIORITY CALL TYPES.

BUT NO MATTER WHAT MUNICIPALITY IT IS AND NO MATTER WHAT TRUCK IT IS OR WHATEVER, IF YOU IF THERE'S A HIGH PRIORITY CALL WITHIN.

WE HAVE A TRAVEL DISTANCE RIGHT NOW.

RIGHT NOW IT'S FOUR MINUTES.

BUT IF THERE'S A THERE'S A CALL WITHIN FOUR MINUTES OF A UNIT THAT'S CAPABLE OF RESPONDING TO THAT, REGARDLESS OF WHO YOU ARE, YOU'LL BE DISPATCHED TO THAT CALL RIGHT NOW.

TAMARAC, I THINK I MENTIONED THIS TO YOU ALL BEFORE, BUT WE ARE ONE OF THE PILOT CITIES.

IT'S TAMARAC, FORT LAUDERDALE, SUNRISE, LAUDERHILL, NORTH LAUDERDALE, OPLAN AND MS., ANYONE.

BUT THOSE ARE THE PILOT CITIES THAT HAVE BEEN TESTING THIS IN RESPONSE TECHNOLOGY, NOT A NEW CAT SYSTEM.

THAT'S THE DISPATCH SYSTEM IS IN PLACE AND THOSE LESSONS LEARNED WILL BE PUSHED OUT THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.

AND AS SOON AS THIS AGREEMENT TAKES PLACE AND YOU'LL SEE IT MOVE AROUND AND SOME DIFFERENT THINGS FROM A TECHNOLOGY PLACE HAS TO TAKE PLACE IN ORDER TO GET IT MOVING.

BUT THE AGREEMENT WILL BE BEFORE YOU ARE PROBABLY RIGHT AFTER YOUR BREAK HERE, BECAUSE THE DRAFT IS READY AT THIS POINT.

I'M JUST WAITING ON SOME FINAL LANGUAGE FROM THE COUNTY'S ATTORNEY.

WE'LL GET IT THROUGH OUR GROUP, PASS THE ROOM AND IT'LL BE PUSHED THROUGH.

SO LONG TIME COMING AND VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT.

AND I THINK IT'S, YOU KNOW, THE COMMUNITY, THE BROWARD AND GENERAL COUNTY VOTERS VOTED FOR A LONG TIME AGO.

SO IT'S ACTUALLY COME TO FRUITION.

ALL RIGHT, YEAH, I AGREE THAT IS SUPER EXCELLENT, AS WE SAY, GOOD THINGS TAKE TIME.

YEAH, SO.

APRIL 14, I MEAN, GOTCHA, GOTCHA.

AUGUST 14.

I WASN'T TRYING TO TRICK YOU, I WAS 14 AND INTO 22, AND THERE WAS FOOD.

AND GIVEAWAYS ON THE FIRE DISPLAY WILL DO ALL THAT STUFF THAT.

THAT WOULD BE A AND THAT WOULD BE THE VACCINE QUESTION, WHICH IS NOT IN THE BUDGET FOR RIGHT NOW.

THE VACCINE IS GOING TO MAKE THAT A PART OF AUGUST THE 14TH KICK OFF.

THAT STATUE WILL BE RIGHT THERE.

I'M JUST I'M JUST CHECKING ON THAT.

WE MIGHT HAVE TO BORROW SOMEBODY'S DALMATIAN FOR THAT.

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INSTEAD, FOR THE ONE TIME THE RESIDENT HAS A BEAUTIFUL DALMATIAN, YOU MIGHT BE GOING TO DO IT ANYWAY.

AND YOU'RE NOT ENOUGH, ARE YOU? OK, SO SAYING THAT THERE'S NO WAY TO SAY I'M JUST GOING TO MAKE ONE DECIDES ON BEHALF OF EVERYBODY.

WE THANK YOU AND THE TEAM FOR ALL YOUR HELP DOWN IN SIDE IN THE CONTINUING WORK THAT YOU'RE GOING TO BE DOING.

AND YOU'VE GOT OUR LOVE, SUPPORT AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.

I WILL JUST ALSO SAY ABOUT THE LUCAS', IF NO ONE HAS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE IT IN ACTION, GOOD.

BUT I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE OUR TEAM IN ACTION WITH A RESIDENT WHO, QUITE HONESTLY, I DID NOT THINK WAS GOING TO MAKE IT BECAUSE IT WAS A LONG TIME BEFORE THEY REALIZED THAT IT WAS DOWN AND OUR TEAM WAS OUT THERE WITH ONE OF THOSE GREAT STRETCHERS.

SO NOBODY'S BACK GOT HURT, WHICH IS THE ENVY OF MOST FIRE DEPARTMENTS BEFORE THEY GOT THERE, BECAUSE WE WERE THE FIRST.

AND THAT LUCAS MACHINE WAS JUST ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.

AND I'M VERY HAPPY TO SAY THAT THIS RESIDENT IS ACTUALLY ALIVE AND DOING WELL WITH US TODAY.

SO I SUPPORT IT WHOLEHEARTEDLY.

AND THANK YOU ON THE TEAM.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

APPRECIATE IT.

ALSO MOVING RIGHT ALONG TO HUMAN RESOURCES.

MR..

AFTERNOON, MADAM MAYOR VICE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION FOR THE RECORD, LORENZO CALHOUN, DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES, I'D LIKE TO START OFF BY SHARING WITH YOU THAT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR, TWENTY, TWENTY ONE DURING A PANDEMIC, WE SURVEYED OUR EMPLOYEES.

AND BASED ON THOSE RESULTS, SEVENTY FIVE PERCENT OF OUR EMPLOYEES ACTUALLY PARTICIPATED IN THE SURVEY, WHICH WAS AN ASTOUNDING NUMBER AS SHARED WITH US BY THE INSTITUTE.

OUT OF THAT, NINE OUT OF 10 EMPLOYEES ARE HAPPY WORKING FOR THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

SO WHO KNOWS? OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF OUR CITY MANAGER AND OUR DIRECTOR, MY COLLEAGUES AS DIRECTORS GET RIGHT INTO OUR PRESENTATION.

SOME OF THE OTHER HIGHLIGHTS I'D LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU, THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT FOCUSED ON STREAMLINING THE SELECTION AND ONBOARDING PROCESSES FOR NEW EMPLOYEES.

WE WORK WITH EMPLOYEES TO EQUIP THEM FOR PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES BY PROVIDING TECHNICAL, SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND INCREASED EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT TO GROW AN ALREADY SUCCESSFUL CITY OF TAMARAC BILLION UNDER SYSTEM OPERATIONS.

THE STAFF INITIATED THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A WEB-BASED WEB BASED EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING AND LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM KNOWN AS NEOGURI TO COMPLEMENT OUR COMPREHENSIVE ONLINE HIRING PROCESS.

IT ALSO INCLUDES GUNN LEARNED, WHICH ALLOWS A NUMBER OF OUR EMPLOYEES TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND TRAINING ONLINE.

THIS ELIMINATED A LOT OF OUR PAPER PROCESSES AND ALLOW US TO SAVE TREES UNDER RECRUITMENT, TESTING AND SELECTION FOR CITY POSITIONS BETWEEN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 1ST TO MAY.

THIRTY FIRST, OUR STAFF SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE RECRUITMENT, ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION FOR 60 CITY POSITIONS.

DURING THAT PERIOD, THERE WERE REVIEWS OF FOUR THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED APPLICATIONS FOR THOSE POSITIONS.

ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN ASSESSMENTS WERE CONDUCTED WITH THESE RECRUITMENTS, INCLUDING FIRE RESCUE'S LIEUTENANT AND CAPTAIN, PROMOTIONAL, WRITTEN AND PRACTICAL EXAMS. WE ALSO STAFFED TWENTY ONE POSITIONS FOR OUR SUMMER CAMP THAT'S GOING ON RIGHT NOW.

AND LAST YEAR AT THE BLEEP, AT LEAST FOUR OUT OF THE FIVE OF YOU GAVE US AUTHORITY TO EXTEND THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT WITH THE FEDERATION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES FOR ONE YEAR.

THAT IS DUE TO EXPIRE IN SEPTEMBER.

SO WE WILL TALK ABOUT THAT A LITTLE LATER IN OUR PRESENTATION.

UNDER EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION, TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS, THE CITY'S PROGRAMS WERE A MAN MAINTAINED IN TWENTY TWENTY ONE, MOSTLY IN A PHYSICALLY DISTANCE OR VIRTUAL FORMAT.

UNDER THAT PROGRAM, 30 EMPLOYEES PARTICIPATED IN A PROGRAM KNOWN AS SUPERVISION AND GOVERNMENT, WHERE WE'RE PREPARING EITHER ASPIRING MEMBERS OF MANAGEMENT OR MEMBERS OF MANAGEMENT RECENTLY PROMOTED FOR THE OPPORTUNITIES.

THOSE INCLUDE LEVELS, COURSES AT LEVEL ONE AND LEVEL TWO.

THAT'S IN COLLABORATION WITH FNQ AND THE INSTITUTE OF GOVERNMENT IN THE SOUTH FLORIDA TRAINING NETWORK.

THIRTY SIX NEW EMPLOYEES ATTENDED OUR NEW EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION.

TWENTY NINE EMPLOYEES IN LOGAN ARE ACTIVELY PARTICIPATING IN THE TOASTMASTERS OF TAMARAC CLUB TO OUR EMPLOYEES.

THIRTY FOUR EMPLOYEES ARE PARTICIPATING IN OUR EMPLOYEE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM.

THAT IS GOING QUITE WELL.

I'D LIKE TO ADD AND MANY OF YOU TOOK PART IN OUR ICE CREAM, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DISTANCE OUTSIDE ENVIRONMENT WHERE WE WERE ABLE TO ENJOY SOME ICE CREAM AND LOOK AT A WHAT I

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CALL A VINTAGE ICE CREAM TRUCK AND SHARE WITH SOME FOLKS WE HADN'T SEEN IN A WHILE.

IN TERMS OF BENEFITS AND WELLBEING, WE QUICKLY DEVELOPED INTO TELECOMMUTING AND COVID-19 WORKPLACE GUIDELINES AS A RESULT OF THE PANDEMIC WE DISSEMINATED AND ADMINISTERED TO FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT.

AND WE MANAGE THE RAPIDLY CHANGING MANDATES, ACCORDING TO OUR HEALTH INSURANCE CARRIER, TO SUPPORT ANY COVID TESTING THAT WAS ADMINISTERED, ANY TYPE OF DOCTOR VISITS.

AND WE SUPPORT OTHER CITY FUNCTIONS DEALING WITH GETTING INFORMATION OUT REGARDING KOVIK.

WE WORK CLOSELY WITH THE PILL AND WITH RISK DEVELOPING AND DISSEMINATING COMMUNICATION MATERIALS AND TRAINING.

IN THE SUMMER OF TWENTY 20, THE CITY WAS RECOGNIZED AND AWARDED THE 20 20 SIGNA WELLBEING AWARD FOR BUILDING A CULTURE OF WELL-BEING IS POSSIBLY IMPACTING THE HEALTH OF OUR EMPLOYEES.

THIS IS SECOND YEAR IN A ROW WE RECEIVED IT, SO WE'RE GOING FOR A THREE PEAT THIS YEAR.

WE ALSO DEVELOP AND DISTRIBUTED THE EMPLOYEE TOTAL COMPENSATION STATEMENT IN THE FALL OF TWENTY TWENTY ONE.

EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED ONE IF YOU WERE WORKING HERE AT THAT TIME.

AND IN APRIL, 70 PLUS EMPLOYEES PARTICIPATED IN THE PAPEL SOUTH FLORIDA CHALLENGE, WHICH WAS A VIRTUAL MENTAL AND PHYSICAL CHALLENGE AGAINST MAJOR COMPANIES LIKE ROYAL CARIBBEAN.

NEEDLESS TO SAY, THEY BEAT US BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T CRUISING ANYWHERE.

SO THEY HAD ENOUGH TIME TO WORK OUT AND DO VARIOUS MITZEL OPPORTUNITIES.

BUT WE WERE AWARDED THE AWARD FOR IT.

IT'S CALLED THE ADVENTURE TROPHY FOR RECORDING THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF MENTAL AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES PARTICIPATING IN BY OUR EMPLOYEES.

SO KUDOS TO OUR EMPLOYEES.

THE RISK AND SAFETY.

IN NOVEMBER OF TWENTY TWENTY, WE SUCCESSFULLY RECRUITED AND SELECTED KATHY STAKER.

IF YOU HAVE NOT MET HER, SHE REPLACED PATTI THOMASHEFSKY AS OUR RISK AND SAFETY MANAGER AND SHE HIT THE GROUND RUNNING.

BUT SHE CAME IN DURING COLVERT.

SHE GOT QUICKLY ACCLIMATED AND WORKED VERY CLOSELY WITH OUR FIREFIGHTERS, ADDRESSING KOGURE CHALLENGES ALONG WITH STAFF PERFORMING INSPECTIONS.

SO YOU'LL SEE HER OUT IN THE FIELD WITH THE HARD HAT ON FROM TIME TO TIME HANDLING CLAIMS AND PREPARING FOR RENEWALS.

I'M PROUD TO SAY THAT SHE AND HER STAFF HAVE BEEN ATTENTIVE TO CLAIMS FOR COLLECTIONS FOR OUR OWN PROPERTY DAMAGES AND THAT THEY WERE ABLE TO COLLECT THE YEAR TO DATE A LITTLE OVER FORTY THOUSAND DOLLARS THUS FAR, WHICH IS HUGE.

THEY ARE TAKING PRIDE IN COLLECTING MONEY, SO I'M VERY PROUD OF THEM FOR DOING IT.

WE HAVE A GOOD SAFETY AND CLAIMS MANAGEMENT PRACTICE AND OVER THE YEARS IT'S BEEN REFLECTED BY A POSITIVE PREMIUM AND OUR WORKER'S COMP MODIFIER IS ZERO POINT FIVE SIX.

AND THAT'S BECAUSE OUR EMPLOYEES HAVE DONE SO WELL WITH SAFETY AND FOLLOWING THE RULES OF THE LAW.

A TYPICAL MODIFIERS ANYWHERE BETWEEN POINT SEVEN AND ONE POINT FIVE.

SO WE'RE DOING VERY WELL.

LET'S KEEP THAT UP.

AND FROM THE LEGAL AND POLICY PERSPECTIVE, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE CITY'S ADA TASK FORCE, WE CREATED OUR ADA TRANSITION PLAN IN EARLY TWENTY TWENTY COGAT HIT AND IT STOPPED OUR PROGRESS, BUT THE POLICY WAS DISSEMINATED NONETHELESS.

AND THE CITYWIDE TASK FORCE IS REGROUPING UNDER CATHY AND THEY'RE RECONVENING A TEAM OVER HERE TO ADDRESS THE ISSUES THAT WERE ADDRESSED IN THE ORIGINAL TASK FORCE PLAN.

STAFF HELP TO FORMALIZE THE CITY'S BANDBOX POLICY AS BATTLEFORD BY THE COMMISSIONER SUPPORTING ESTABLISHMENT OF LIVING WAGE.

RUTH BADER GINSBURG COMMISSIONER STATESWOMEN.

JUNETEENTH IS AN OFFICIAL HOLIDAY BENEFITS FOR DOMESTIC PARTNERS IN THE SAME CITY RESOLUTION.

ON THE STAFF SIDE, WE ALSO CREATED POLICIES DEALING WITH LEAVE HOLIDAY POLICIES OF THE EMPLOYEE TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY AND INTRODUCING A TELECOMMUTING POLICY.

SO SOME OF OUR INITIATIVES FOR TWENTY TWENTY TWO WILL FOCUS ON SEVERAL INITIATIVES, WHICH WILL CERTAINLY PROVIDE THE BEST TOOLS, AS WELL AS PROGRAMS TO ENGAGE EMPLOYEES FROM HIGHER TO RETIREMENT.

ONGOING GOALS CONTINUE TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN A SKILLED WORKFORCE AND TO WORK WITH OUR INTERNAL EMPLOYEES TO EQUIP THEM FOR PROMOTION OPPORTUNITIES AND INCREASE EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT TO GROW AN ALREADY SUCCESSFUL BRAND MS. TAMARAC BEING A DYNAMIC WORKPLACE.

SO IN FISCAL YEAR TWENTY TWENTY TWO, THE STAFF WILL CONTINUE TO COLLABORATE WITH I.T.

AND FINANCE STAFF TO BRING FORWARD SUCH A SQUARE SYSTEM, H.R.

PAYROLL CONFIGURATION, TO CONVERT IT AND TO PROVIDE TRAINING TO OUR EMPLOYEES.

ALSO FOCUS ON CONTINUE TO CAPITALIZE ON OUR WEB BASED OFFERINGS, SPECIFICALLY IMPROVING PROCESSES AND HIRING, ONBOARDING AND EDUCATIONAL REGISTRATION AND TRACKING PROCESSES.

THE BIG PART FOR THIS SUMMER, WE WILL BEGIN TO ENGAGE OUR UNIONS, THE FEDERATION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES AND OUR INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIREFIGHTERS, THE FEDERATION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.

THE ONE YEAR MEMBER OF A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WILL EXPIRE SEPTEMBER OF

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TWENTY TWENTY ONE.

SO WE WILL LIKELY GO BACK TO THE TABLE WITH THEM AND THE GROUND RULES IN AUGUST.

AND THE SAME IS TRUE OF THE IMF.

THEIR THREE YEAR AGREEMENT WILL IN SEPTEMBER OF TWENTY TWENTY ONE.

SO WE WILL ENGAGE IN NEGOTIATIONS WITH BOTH.

WE WILL COME BACK TO YOU IN AN EXECUTIVE SESSION AND HAVE SOME DISCUSSIONS ABOUT GUIDANCE THAT YOU MAY PROVIDE TO US BASED ON THE INFORMATION THAT WE SHARE WITH YOU UNDER THE AREA OF RECRUITMENT AND ASSESSMENT AND FOCUS ON ACTIVE RECRUITMENT, RETENTION AND MAINTAINING COMPETITIVE PAY IN A GEOGRAPHIC MARKET IN TWENTY, TWENTY TWO AS WELL.

WE WORK WITH FIRE RESCUE, OUR DRIVER ENGINEER PROMOTIONAL EXAMS. THIS COMPREHENSIVE PROCESS WILL START IN THE FALL AND WILL IDENTIFY A VENDOR TO HELP US OUT AND CONTINUE TO WORK ON THAT PROCESS IN THE SPRING.

WITH THE EXAM PROCESS BEING COMPOSED OF AN ASSESSMENT CENTER, A PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATION OF SKILLS AND A WRITTEN EXAM.

AND BESIDES, OUR ONGOING RECRUIT, MS. WILL ANTICIPATE FILLING APPROXIMATELY 16 FIREFIGHTER PARAMEDIC POSITIONS FOR OCTOBER ONE TWENTY TWENTY TWO FOR THE FISCAL YEAR TWENTY TWENTY THREE.

BUT THAT IS A VERY ARDUOUS PROCESS, SO WE HOPE TO BEGIN THE PROCESS BEFORE THE YEAR ENDS OF RECRUITING.

IN REFERENCE TO INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS AND PARTNERSHIPS, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT COMMISSIONER GELIN, AS WELL AS SOME OF THE COLLEAGUES ON THE COMMISSION BOARD THOUGHT IS INTEREST IN INTERNSHIPS.

WE KNOW THAT THIS IS A TOUGH AND MAYBE YOU DON'T KNOW A TOUGH JOB MARKET RIGHT NOW.

PEOPLE DO STILL WANT TO WORK IN TAMARAC, BUT THE MARKET IS GETTING VERY TIGHT FOR SOME REASON.

OTHER PEOPLE ARE STAYING HOME.

I GUESS WHEN THE BENEFITS ROLL OUT, THE LABOR MARKET WILL INCREASE AGAIN.

BUT ONE WAY FOR US TO EXPAND ON OUR TALENT IS TO ENGAGE IN A PARTNERSHIP WITH SOMEONE LIKE A RESOURCE PILOT.

WE ARE IN TALKS WITH THEM, DISCUSSIONS TO BRING FORWARD A PROGRAM.

THEY HAVE VARIOUS PROGRAMS, ONE OF WHICH WILL ALLOW US TO BRING ON EMPLOYEES IN VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS TO GIVE THEM SKILLS WITHIN THEIR AREA, VARIOUS AREAS WHERE THEY MAY BE INTERESTED IN HOPES OF EITHER HELPING THEM FIND A JOB HERE OR IN IN THAT FIELD IN A DIFFERENT PLACE ONCE THE INTERNSHIP IS OVER.

SO WE CONTINUE TO EVALUATE THOSE OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPAND OUR REACH TO INTERNSHIPS.

WE'RE ALSO IN DISCUSSION WITH THE MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY.

YOU MAY REMEMBER THEM BACK TO HARDROCK, SPOKE FOR SEVERAL, PROBABLY TWO YEARS AGO NOW.

WAS THAT TWO YEARS OR A YEAR AGO, THE PRESIDENT OF THE MEMORIAL, WHICH IS THE ONLY HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGE IN THE SOUTH FLORIDA AREA, THEY'RE EXCITED ABOUT A POTENTIAL INTERNSHIP PARTNERSHIP WITH US THAT WE ARE IN TALKS WITH THAT AS WELL AS BROWARD COLLEGE.

AND WE HAVE ALREADY ENGAGED WITH FSU.

WE HAVE AN ENGINEERING INTERN WORKING IN ENGINEERING FOR THE CITY.

SO WE'RE WELL ON OUR WAY.

WE WILL ALSO CONTINUE TO ADDRESS SYSTEMIC RACISM AND OTHER RELEVANT ISSUES, AS I MENTIONED TO YOU, WILL RECEIVE THE SIGNAL WHILE BEING A PART OF THAT WAS BECAUSE THE CITY MANAGER ASKED US TO PUT TOGETHER A FOCUS GROUP THAT WAS TITLE CONVERSATIONS TO HEAL THE DIVIDE AFTER THE DEATH OF JOYCE BOY.

AND AS A RESULT OF THAT, WE WERE NOTED IN THE SUN-SENTINEL AS WELL AS IN IP AND MAN, WHICH IS AN H.R.

RESOURCE ORGANIZATION, AS WELL AS ICE ISD AS WELL.

I SEE MAY AS WELL.

AND AS A RESULT OF THAT, WE SHARED SOMETHING THAT WAS SAID DOWN.

WHEN THEY HEARD THAT, THEY SAID, YOU KNOW, YOU'RE NOT ONLY WORKING ON THE PHYSICAL WELL-BEING OF YOUR EMPLOYEES, BUT YOU'RE MAKING SURE THAT MENTALLY THEY HAVE A SPACE TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES.

SO WE'RE VERY PROUD OF THAT INITIATIVE.

WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO CONTINUE THAT, TO DEAL WITH EQUITY AND INCLUSION AS BROUGHT FORWARD BY THIS COMMISSION.

IN THE AREAS OF EMPLOYEE TRAINING, WE ARE WORKING ON INCREASING EMPLOYEES ACCESS TO ONLINE TRAINING.

AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, FUNDING WAS INCLUDED TO CONTINUE THE SUCCESSFUL SUPERVISION AND GOVERNMENT, WHICH I MENTIONED EARLIER, AS WELL AS A MENTORING PROGRAM, THE CITY EMPLOYEE TOASTMASTERS CLUB.

OVER THE YEARS, OUR CITY HAS BEEN A LEADER IN CREATING RECOGNITION PROGRAMS FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING HERE FOR AND YEARS OF RECOGNITION GROUPS THAT IN THE CITY MANAGER ASKED US TO PUT TOGETHER A TASK FORCE WHICH IS BEING ESTABLISHED TO REVIEW OUR EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION PROGRAMS TO ALIGN WITH THE CITY'S STRATEGIC PLAN IN TERMS OF BENEFITS.

AS YOU ALL KNOW, HEALTH CARE COSTS ARE RISING AND WE ARE WORKING WITH OUR OUTSIDE CONSULTANT TO MONITOR AND RECOMMEND IMPROVEMENTS TO OUR PLAN, SOME ENHANCEMENTS TO VARIOUS PROGRAMS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO OFFERING BENEFITS TO DOMESTIC PARTNERS WHICH ARE IMPROVED, THAT ARE APPROVED AT OUR LAST COMMISSION MEETING OR TO COMMISSION MEETINGS AGO.

THE ENHANCEMENTS WILL ALSO REQUIRE US TO EVALUATE APPROPRIATE DELIVERY MODELS SUCH AS TELEMEDICINE.

I HOPE YOU'VE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF THAT, WHICH IS VERY EASY TO GET IN TOUCH WITH SOMEONE THROUGH TELEHEALTH AND COST EFFECTIVE OPERATIONS TO NEW PLANS.

MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING WILL BE ON OUR OR OUR MENU OR A MAP AS WELL,

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AS WELL AS RESOURCES FOR OUR EMPLOYEES WILL BE AT THE FOREFRONT, AS WELL AS ASSESSING CONTINUING PANDEMIC PRECAUTIONS, PROTOCOLS AND REQUIREMENTS.

IN TERMS OF A.D.A, WE'LL CONTINUE TO TURN TO OUR TASK FORCE LEADERS TO GET US BACK ON TRACK AND ADDRESS ISSUES IDENTIFIED IN TRANSITION PLAY IN TERMS OF RISK AND SAFETY.

ONE THING THAT WE ARE REQUESTING FOR THIS BUDGET YEAR IS AN UPGRADE TO RISK MASHERS, WHICH IS THE CITY'S CLAIMS ADMINISTRATION SOFTWARE WAS PROPOSED AND HOPEFULLY THAT WILL BE APPROVED.

THE SYSTEM FEATURES, ALONG WITH CONTINUED FACILITY AND SAFETY INSPECTIONS, WILL AID US IN ASSESSING SPECIFIC AREAS TO ADDRESS THROUGH TAILORED TRAINING AND EDUCATION.

AND IN ADDITION TO REQUIRING ONGOING TECHNICAL AND REGULATORY TRAINING, FUNDS HAVE BEEN BUDGETED TO COMPLETE CITYWIDE ACTIVE THREAT AWARENESS AND RESPONSE SCENARIO BASED EXERCISES.

I BELIEVE VICE MAYOR MAY HAVE BEEN THE ONLY MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION WHO HAS NOT BEEN THROUGH THE CLASS ACT OF THROUGH TRAINING.

WE WILL TAKE A GROUP OF FOLKS THAT ARE ACTIVE THREAT CLASS AND WANTS ALL OF OUR EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN THROUGH IN CLASS.

WE WILL ACTUALLY HAVE A DRILL, SO WE WILL COORDINATE WITH BSL AND REST TO GET THAT DONE.

FINALLY, THE ABOVE MENTIONED AREAS OF FOCUS WILL SUPPORT THE CITY IN HIRING AND RETAINING QUALIFIED EMPLOYEES REQUIRED TO CONTINUE PROVIDING WORLD CLASS SERVICES TO THE RESIDENTS OF TAMARAC AS SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR THEM TO LIVE, WORK AND PLAY.

THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

I'LL TAKE YOUR QUESTIONS.

EXCELLENT.

I DON'T SEE THAT WE HAVE ANY.

I'M JUST GOING TO SAY THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

YOU GUYS DO A GREAT JOB, HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB.

AND I'M GOING TO ASK, IS THERE ARE YOU THE CITY MANAGER KNOWING THAT WE WILL HAVE SEVERAL.

THE NEED FOR SEVERAL EXECUTIVE SESSIONS, POSSIBLY IN SEPTEMBER, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, WHATEVER IT IS, IF YOU CAN START TRYING TO JUST WALK OUT OUR CALENDARS NOW SO WE DON'T HAVE ANY ISSUES, I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU.

AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

YOU'RE OFF THE HOT SEAT.

THANK YOU.

WE ARE NOW GOING TO ISD, WELCOME, THANK YOU.

60 MINUTES ON THE CLOCK.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

MY NAME IS JAMES TRIGGER AND THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

THIS AFTERNOON, I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE BOTH HELPFUL AND BENEFICIAL.

WE STARTED BY REVIEWING THE BACKGROUND INFORMATION, BUT IT OUR DEPARTMENT IS COMPRISED, OF COURSE.

LORENZO, YOU KNOW, YOU THINK USER ERROR RIGHT NOW FROM WHERE YES, HE IS.

THAT'S RIGHT.

OUR DEPARTMENTS COMPRISED OF 11 FULL TIME TEAM MEMBERS AND AS WELL AS WHAT I LIKE TO REFER TO AS AN ADJUNCT MEMBER, WE HAVE A TECH SUPPORT SPECIALIST THAT DIRECTLY SUPPORTS OUR FIRE RESCUE TEAM MEMBERS.

AND I'M NOT SURE IF YOU'RE AWARE, BUT WE ALSO ACTUALLY PROVIDE SERVICES FOR EIGHT OTHER AGENCIES.

OUR IT DEPARTMENT IS EFFECTIVELY THE DEPARTMENT FOR THIS TIME.

THIS RANGES WE PROVIDE A B AND TELEPHONY SERVICES FOR OUR SHERIFF'S OFFICE HERE TO LOCAL OFFICE.

WE ALSO SUPPORT SATELLITED IN LAKE CITY, A LAUDERHILL, THE CITY, DANIA BEACH, BY HOSTING AND PROVIDING WEB SERVICE APPLICATIONS.

AND THEN WE ALSO SUPPORT SOME SMALLER AGENCIES LIKE THE TAMARAC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, THE TAMARAC HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

YOU KNOW, IT'S A REALLY GOOD THING THAT WE WERE ABLE TO DO THOSE TYPES OF THINGS BY CONSOLIDATING THE BENEFITS, BOTH US AND THEM, AND THAT WE'RE ABLE TO GENERATE ON IT.

IT WOULD TAKE ABOUT THIRTY THREE, THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS PER YEAR, WHICH HELPS US TO FUND HALF OF ONE OF OUR.

FOR THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR, BUDGET IS THREE BILLION DOLLARS AND FOUR FIVE TWENTY TWENTY TWO THE NEXT BUDGET YEAR.

WE REQUESTED A BUDGET OF THREE POINT FOUR MILLION, APPROXIMATELY 13 PERCENT INCREASE.

AND, YOU KNOW, I WANT TO MENTION OUR PLANS AND BUDGET, ROUGHLY 22 ARE MOSTLY TAILORED, LIKE WE MENTIONED, TOWARDS THE STATUS QUO, MAINTAINING WHAT WE HAVE TODAY.

YOU KNOW, THERE ARE BEEN THERE HAVE BEEN INCREASED SPENDING IN CERTAIN AREAS LAST YEAR AS WELL AS THIS COMING YEAR IN FUTURE.

THIS WE DO WANT TO FOCUS ON A LITTLE BIT IN THE SECOND AND THEN ULTIMATELY CIRCLE BACK AROUND TO STAFFING.

YOU KNOW, I'M SURE THAT EVERYONE HERE CAN ATTEST TO HOW AND I SAID HOW TUMULTUOUS A YEAR IT'S BEEN IN THE PAST YEAR GOING ON AND THEN THE CHALLENGES THAT COME WITH IT.

AND, YOU KNOW, THOSE CHALLENGES OBVIOUSLY NEED SOLUTIONS.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS WE WORKED ON THIS PAST YEAR WITH EVERYTHING HAPPENING IS TELECOMMUTING IMPROVEMENTS, WHERE WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO DRAMATICALLY IMPROVE THE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES WE PROVIDE SO THAT OUR CITY EMPLOYEES, OUR CITY STAFF, TO KEEP WORKING FROM HOME IN A SEAMLESS FASHION SO THAT THEY HAVE ALL THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO KEEP ON THEIR JOB, NOT JUST DOING THEIR JOB, BUT EFFECTIVELY DO THE JOB.

WE'VE ACCOMPLISHED SOME MAJOR NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS OVER THE PAST YEAR, MOST NOTABLY WITH THE FIBER NETWORK EXPANSION PHASE ONE, I'M NOT SURE IF YOU GUYS REMEMBER OR NOT.

IT'S BEEN A FEW YEARS NOW SINCE WE STARTED THAT PROJECT WE FINISHED LAST OCTOBER.

BUT THAT PROVIDED US WITH A PRIVATE UNDERGROUND FIBER CONNECTION BETWEEN CERNECH CITY FACILITIES THAT ARE KEY AS WELL AS TO CERTAIN PARKS ON THIS SIDE OF THE CITY RIGHT NOW, INCLUDING THE TAMARAC SPORTS COMPLEX, TEPFER PARK, VETERAN'S PARK, SUNSET PARK, AS WELL AS THE NEW FIRE STATION.

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THIRTY SIX, PHASE TWO WAS JUST APPROVED A MONTH OR TWO AGO AND WE JUST BEGAN THAT PROJECT.

WE'RE EXPECTING THAT TO BE FINISHED SOMEWHERE AROUND FEBRUARY, MARCH TIMEFRAME.

NEXT YEAR WILL EXTEND THAT FIBER NETWORK TO AREAS ON THE EAST SIDE, INCLUDING MAYLANDS PARK AND KYPROLIS PARK.

UM, YOU KNOW, MOVING FORWARD, ONE OF THE MAJOR ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PROJECTS THAT WE'VE EMBARKED ON OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS HAS BEEN THE ONE SOLUTION, MIGRATION.

AND I'M NOT SURE HOW WELL EVERYONE IS FAMILIAR WITH THAT PROJECT, BUT IT REALLY IS A LARGE PROJECT, A REALLY KEY PROJECT FOR THE CITY.

WE'VE BEEN USING SOFTWARE CALLED NATALINE FROM A COMPANY CALLED CENTRAL SQUARE TECHNOLOGIES, SUPERIOR AND SUNGKAR FOR THE PAST TWENTY TWO YEARS, GIVE OR TAKE.

AND THAT'S WHAT WE CALL A GOVERNMENTAL GROUP.

THAT'S WHAT DOES ALL THE APPLICATIONS PROVIDE, THE LOCATIONS THAT WE USE THE CITY ACROSS DEPARTMENTS, FINANCE OUR PAYROLL, COMMUNITY APPLICATIONS FOR THE PREMISES AND OF COURSE, THE PLANNING, ZONING OR MANAGEMENT, YOU NAME IT.

IT'S THERE.

IT'S A REALLY KEY AND INTEGRAL PART OF WHAT WE DO HERE IN DAY TO DAY BASIS.

AND WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THEM IN ABOUT THREE YEAR JOURNEY SO FAR TO NOT JUST UPGRADE, BUT ALSO MIGRATES TO THE NEW MODERN DAY PLATFORM, WHICH IS MEANT TO TAKE US FORWARD AGAIN FOR THE NEXT TWENTY, TWENTY FIVE YEARS.

AND I'M PLEASED TO SAY LAST YEAR WE WERE ABLE TO DEPLOY THE WORK MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISE ASSET MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE.

AND THEN A FEW MONTHS AGO WE WERE ABLE TO CUT OVER TO THE NEW PAYMENT PROCESSING SERVICES.

WE'RE INTENDING TO GO LIVE AND CUT OVER TO THE COMMUNITY APPLICATIONS DEPARTMENTS, ENFORCEMENT, THOSE TYPES OF THINGS COME FALL TIME FRAME AND THEN TO FINISH UP BY THE END OF THE YEAR WITH FINANCE PAYROLL.

LAST THING I WANT TO TOUCH ON SECURITY IMPROVEMENTS, I REALLY WANT TO DOVE INTO THIS ONE BECAUSE IT REALLY IS KEY TO WHAT WE'RE DOING HERE.

AND LET ME START OFF BY SAYING THAT THIS IS NOT MEANT TO SAY THAT IT'S NEVER BEEN IMPORTANT.

THIS IS ALWAYS, ALWAYS, BUT CRITICALLY, CRITICALLY IMPORTANT TO THE CITY HAS AND ALWAYS WILL BE.

IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE STAY ABREAST OF WHAT'S HAPPENING OUT THERE, CONTINUE TO PUT MONEY AND EFFORT INTO MAKING SURE THAT WE KEEP OUR COMPUTER SYSTEMS SAFE AND SECURE.

AND I CAN SAY I BELIEVE I CAN SAY WE MADE A LOT OF MAJOR ADVANCES IN THE PAST YEAR THAT WERE PLANNED FOR, BUDGETED FOR AND NOW ACCOMPLISHED.

AND I WANT TO TOUCH ON SOME OF THOSE.

AND FIRST, I JUST WANT TO DOVE OFF A LITTLE BIT INTO PHYSICAL SECURITY.

WE'VE ALSO BEEN WORKING WITH MY PARTNER, JOHNSON CONTROLS, FOR THE PAST YEAR AND A HALF OR SO ON REPLACING UPGRADING OUR ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM, OUR VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM.

WE'RE NEAR THE TAIL END OF THAT.

WE EXPECT THAT TO BE FINISHED, GIVE OR TAKE, AROUND SEPTEMBER 1ST, WHERE WE'LL END UP WITH ABOUT 230 NETWORK CAMERAS AROUND THE CITY.

ONE CAR READERS LIST GOES ON AND ON.

BUT WHAT WILL END UP WITH IS A TOP OF ITS CLASS SECURITY SYSTEM, WHICH WE'VE REALLY BEEN IN NEED FOR OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS.

YOU KNOW, I WANT TO TALK NOW MORE SORT OF CYBERSECURITY, BECAUSE WE'VE SEEN THIS THREAT CONTINUE TO GROW AND EVOLVE AND, YOU KNOW, EVEN THIS PAST WEEKEND, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU GUYS, YOU KNOW, THERE WAS ABOUT ONE HUNDRED MORE COMPANIES, ORGANIZATIONS HACKED AND HAVE TO DEAL WITH RANSOMWARE.

AND BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY THIS, WE DON'T WANT TO BE ONE OF THEM.

AND IT IS SCARY.

THERE'S NO DOUBT ABOUT IT.

AND WE NEED TO KEEP DOING WHAT WE'RE DOING AND TO KEEP INVESTING TIME AND EFFORT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE ON THE RIGHT FOOTING THERE WITH THOSE TECHNOLOGIES THAT CAN HELP US STAY SAFE AND PROTECT OUR COMPUTER SYSTEMS. AND LIKE I SAID, THAT REGARDS I WANT TO DOVE A LITTLE BIT DEEPER JUST TO GIVE YOU SOME MORE BACKGROUND INFORMATION OF WHERE WE'VE BEEN, WHY WE'VE BEEN INCREASING SPENDING IN THAT AREA AND WHY WE'RE PLANNING ON SPENDING THAT AREA GOING FORWARD AS WELL.

AND WE EMPLOY WHAT WE REFER TO AS A MULTILAYERED APPROACH AND A MODERNIZED APPROACH TOWARD CYBERSECURITY AND AT THE SAME TIME CONSTANTLY REVIEWING EVERY TIME YOU MAKE CHANGES AND REVIEWING TO MAKE SURE WE'RE STILL ON SOUND FOOTING, THAT WE'RE DOING THE RIGHT THING OR WHAT'S NEXT? WHAT NEXT CAN WE DO TO KEEP IMPROVING? THE PAST YEAR, WE INSTALLED WHAT'S CALLED THE QUARTET OR FIREWALL, AND WE FINISHED THAT LAST FALL.

IT REALLY IS KEY TO EVERYTHING.

YOU KNOW, I KNOW THIS IS A LOT OF TECHNICAL LINGO OR AS THE CHIEF SAID, MAYBE GET A LITTLE TOO SEXY HERE.

BUT, YOU KNOW, REALLY DOES A GREAT JOB PROTECTING OUR NETWORK, NOT JUST THE SERVERS, NOT JUST THE WEB SERVERS, BUT EVERY PART OF THE NETWORK.

AND IT'S REALLY FUN FOR ME TO TALK ABOUT THIS.

I REALLY ENJOY THIS TYPE OF THING.

BUT, YOU KNOW, EVEN CERTAIN THINGS, IF YOU REMEMBER, THERE WAS A TARGET BREACH MAYBE WITH THE TARGET NOT WARMER, BUT FOUR TO EIGHT YEARS AGO, SOMETIMES IT WOULD TAKE WITH THEIR CREDIT CARD MACHINES AND EVEN SOMETHING LIKE THAT, ALL THESE DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE COUNTRY SEPARATE OFF NOW THE CASHIER STATIONS, THE CREDIT CARD READERS TO TRY TO ISOLATE THEM SO THEY'RE HARDER TO REACH.

SO ALL THAT GOES INTO THE PLANNING OF WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING, WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO.

WE'VE I KNOW THESE RESOLUTIONS HAVE BEEN MORE RECENT.

THAT'S WHY I'M BRINGING THEM UP.

WE WITH THE FIREWALL, WE HAVE WHAT'S CALLED A WILDFIRE WILDFIRE SERVICE SO THAT WHAT'S KNOWN AS ZERO DAY EXPLOITS CAN BE HELPED WITH OR TAKEN CARE OF, SO THAT WHEN A ZERO EXPLOIT MEANS A CRITICAL VULNERABILITY COMES OUT THE DATA.

AND HOW DO YOU RESPOND TO THAT? SOMETIMES IT COULD TAKE DAYS OR WEEKS TO ADDRESS THAT.

WELL, THIS SERVICE HELPS WITH THAT TO SORT OF LOCK THINGS DOWN IMMEDIATELY OR AS SOON AS A RESOLUTION MEETS EXPENSIVE, EXPENSIVE, THAT RESOLUTION BECOMES AVAILABLE FROM OUR SECURITY PARTNER AND THEN THAT FEEDS INTO SOME OTHER SECURITY STUFF FOR THE DEPLOYED THE NEXT GENERATION ENDPOINT SOFTWARE THAT WE THINK WAS LAST DECEMBER SO THAT WE PUT ON EVERY COMPUTER SYSTEM IN THE CITY, EVERY SERVER THAT IT ALL SORT OF TALKS TOGETHER, INTEGRATES, SO THAT WHEN THESE KIND OF THINGS HAPPEN, WHEN THAT RESOLUTION COMES DOWN, IS IMMEDIATELY GETS NO ACTION NECESSARY TO LOCK IT DOWN NETWORK WIDE.

THOSE ARE SOME KEY IMPROVEMENTS TO WHAT WE'RE DOING TO ACTUALLY HELP US PROTECT OURSELVES WHERE WE CAN WE IMPROVE DNS SECURITY, WEB FILTERING, MEANING THAT WHEN YOU SURF THE INTERNET, THEY'LL PROTECT US.

EVEN IF YOU ACCIDENTALLY CLICK ON SOMETHING THAT'S FROM OUR LETTER, THAT'S JUST FROM

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VIRUSES OUT THERE.

WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF DEPLOYING ADDITIONAL FIREWALLS THAT WE JUST CAME THROUGH IN THE LAST NIGHT INTO SMALLER REMOTE DATA CENTERS WE HAVE THAT ARE JUST SO IMPORTANT, JUST AS IMPORTANT AND JUST AS VULNERABLE AS IF YOU WEREN'T IF WE WEREN'T GOING ABOUT DOING THESE THINGS.

I MENTIONED BEFORE, WE NEED TO TAKE A LOOK AT THIS FROM ALL DIFFERENT ANGLES, THAT ALSO INCLUDES HONESTLY LOOKING AT INTERNAL THREATS, HOW DO WE PROTECT OURSELVES INTERNALLY? HOW DO WE PROTECT OURSELVES FROM BAD FOR VENDORS SO THAT WHEN THEY'RE ASKED, IS YOUR SYSTEMS, WE CAN MAKE SURE THAT THAT'S SORT OF LOCKED DOWN TO WHAT THEY NEED AND THOSE THINGS WE'RE ADDRESSING RIGHT NOW.

WE'VE ACTUALLY STARTED WORKING ON DEPLOYMENT OF A SOFTWARE TO ADDRESS HOW WE REGULATE, MONITOR BRATTAIN, MANAGE VENDOR CONNECTIONS TO THE CITY, LOOKING AT THIS AT ALL ANGLES TO MAKE SURE WE'RE SAFE AND SECURE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

THESE THREATS, THEY JUST CONTINUE TO GROW AND EVOLVE.

AND WE JUST NEED TO KEEP REMAINING VIGILANT AS WE HAVE BEEN.

AND WE PLAN FOR THAT IN THE PAST BUDGET, THIS COMING BUDGET FOR FUTURE YEARS AND THAT CONTINUAL SECURITY PENETRATION TESTING TO SEE WHERE WE'RE STILL VULNERABLE IS STILL TRUE.

AND THAT'S THE PATH WE'VE BEEN GOING DOWN WITH THESE THINGS.

AND, YOU KNOW, AS I'VE ALLUDED, WE MOST CERTAINLY HAD OUR CHALLENGES AND HONESTLY WORK CUT OUT FOR US AHEAD.

AND I WANT TO CIRCLE BACK AROUND NOW.

AND WE'VE NOT ONLY SEEN A LARGE NUMBER OF I.T.

PROJECTS HAPPENING OVER THE PAST YEAR, BUT ALSO OTHER CITY PROJECTS THAT REQUIRE ASSISTANCE.

AND WE'VE ALSO SEEN INCREASES IN SERVICE REQUESTS.

WE'VE SEEN INCREASES IN EVENTS AND OTHER THINGS REQUIRING ASSISTANCE IN THAT.

UM, AND THEY'RE GROWING.

AND LIKE I MENTIONED BEFORE, WITH A TEAM OF 12, YOU WERE ABLE TO SEE SOMETIMES WE STRUGGLE TO MEET THOSE NEEDS IN A TIMELY FASHION.

AND I CAN GIVE YOU JUST ONE MISCELLANEOUS INDICATOR.

AND WE LOOK AT MONTHLY IS HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE US TO RESPOND TO REQUESTS? WE STRIVE FOR A DAY AND A HALF, GIVE OR TAKE.

BUT LATELY, IN THE PAST YEAR OR SO, IT'S BEEN FOUR DAYS, WHICH IS JUST NOT ACCEPTABLE BY OUR STANDARDS.

AND WE WANT TO BE BETTER THAN THAT, THAT WE CAN BE BETTER THAN THAT.

WE JUST WE NEED HELP TO DO THAT, WHICH IS WHAT LEADS US INTO YOU KNOW, WE'RE REQUESTING THAT OUR POSITION BE ADDED FOR TECHNICAL SUPPORT SERVICES TEAM LEADER TO HELP US WITH THAT.

IN THE PAST 15 YEARS THAT I'VE BEEN SERVING IN THE CITY, WE'VE ADDED WHAT WAS IT FOR POSITION CITY, BASED ON THE SURVEY THAT WE WENT AND DID INFORMALLY, THAT WE'RE STILL IN THE LOWER END.

WE'RE STILL IN A LOWER 20TH PERCENTILE AS FAR AS HIRING US TO OTHER ORGANIZATIONS.

BUT BROWARD, PALM BEACH COUNTY AND THEIR I.T.

STAFF, SEITZ'S.

SO WE NEED HELP THERE.

WE'VE ADDED NETWORK SUPPORT, WE'VE HAD AN ENTERPRISE APPLICATION SUPPORT, WHICH I TOUCHED ON ONE SOLUTIONARY ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS, WE'VE ADDED SUPPORT, WE'VE ADDED SOME SUPPORT AND HELP FOR FIRE RESCUE TECHNOLOGY NEEDS, YOU KNOW, AN HOUR WITH THE 20, 20 TO BUDGET.

LIKE I MENTIONED, WE'VE REQUESTED THE TECHNICAL SUPPORT SERVICES TEAM LEADER TO HELP IMPROVE THAT OTHER AREA THAT THAT DIRECT SUPPORT THAT WE PROVIDE TO OUR END USERS DAY IN AND DAY OUT.

AND WITH THAT, I'LL LEAVE IT UP TO QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I DON'T SEE ANY QUESTIONS AND FACES I SEE NOW THAT I HAVE A QUESTION BECAUSE I CAN KEEP IT ON BUDGET.

SO OBVIOUSLY, YOU KNOW, THOSE OF US WHO WATCH THE NEWS HAVE SEEN RUSSIAN HACKERS ATTACK FEDERAL AGENCIES, WHICH I'M GUESSING HAVE MORE SECURE SYSTEMS THAN WE HAVE OR WE HAVE THE SAME.

BUT AND I'VE ALSO NOTICED A HIGH NUMBER OF EMAILS THAT I'VE BEEN GETTING FROM SUSPICIOUS PARTIES THAT MAKE IT SEEM LIKE IT COMES FROM TAMARAC.

LOOKS LIKE IT COMES FROM ABOUT TAMARAC DEPARTMENT AND SOME ALWAYS, YOU KNOW.

THINKING ABOUT CLICKING ON I AM GOING, I CHECK THE EMAIL SOURCE AND SEE THE BIG SOURCE, DO WE HAVE THE SYSTEMS IN PLACE TO FEND OFF ATTACKERS? AND AND IF SOMEONE MAKES A MISTAKE AND CLICK ON AN EMAIL, IS THERE A SYSTEM IN PLACE TO MAKE SURE IT DOESN'T SPREAD TO OTHER SYSTEMS? LET ME TRY TO ADDRESS THOSE IN ORDER SO I WOULDN'T COUNT US OUT BY ANY MEANS.

I THINK WE'RE HONESTLY LEAPS AND BOUNDS.

I'M NOT SAYING WE'RE FAR FROM PERFECT.

WE STILL HAVE WAYS WE CAN IMPROVE, BUT WE ARE FAR AHEAD BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS AS FAR AS OTHER AGENCIES GO.

AND WE'VE HAD THIS REPORTED TO US BY EVEN WHEN WE IMPLEMENTED A PALLOTTA FIREWALL NEXT YEAR.

PALO ALTO NETWORKS IS A KEY ONE OF THE KEY PROVIDERS OUT THERE IN THE MAGIC QUADRANT FOR GARTNER WITH ALL THAT THEY DO.

AND THAT'S WHY WE CHOSE THEM, QUITE HONESTLY.

AND EVEN THEY COME BACK DOING THINGS, OF COURSE, IMPLICATION, IMPLEMENTING THEIR PRODUCTS, THEIR FIREWALLS, THEIR SOFTWARE THAT WE'VE JUST BEEN PURCHASING FOR THE PAST YEAR, TELLING US AND GIVING US AGAIN, NOT THAT WE'RE GOING TO STOP IT, GIVING US POSITIVE FEEDBACK TO TELL US THAT WE'RE ON THE RIGHT PATH, THAT WE ARE FAR BEYOND WHAT OTHER STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS CAN DO.

AND SPEAKING SPECIFICALLY TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, THE ONES THAT YOU SAW ON THE NEWS WERE CENTERED AROUND CERTAIN SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS.

WHAT WAS THE ONE THAT WAS AROUND SOLAR WITH THE USE IT FOR NETWORK MONITORING? WE DON'T USE SELWYN'S FOR THAT PURPOSE HERE IN THE CITY.

SO LUCKILY WE WEREN'T AFFECTED.

BUT I'VE ALSO SAID UP AND I PUT IN A MEMO AT SOME POINT IN TIME, PALO ALTO NETWORKS WAS THE COMPANY THAT FIRST DETECTED THAT HACK.

AND WE DIDN'T HAVE THE SOFTWARE.

SO IT WASN'T REALLY AFFECTING US IN THAT WAY.

BUT IF WE HAD THE SOFTWARE, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN WALKING US DOWN TO PREVENT THAT SPECIFIC HACK FROM AFFECTING US IS WHAT THEY HELPED US RELATE TO EVERYONE.

SO THAT WAS GOOD FEEDBACK TO HEAR THAT WE WERE ON THE RIGHT PATH FOR THAT.

YOU ALSO MENTIONED ABOUT EMAIL, SECURITY AND WHATNOT.

YOU I'M WONDERING IF SOME OF THOSE EMAILS WERE FOR ME.

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WE.

THEY ALWAYS HAVE A HARD TIME ABOUT THIS, YOU KNOW, WE WE ENGAGE IN WHAT I WOULD CHARACTERIZE AS AN AGGRESSIVE CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS TRAINING PROGRAM AT THE CITY OF NEW EMPLOYEES.

I'M NOT SURE IF YOU FEEL A THING OR TO WHENEVER YOU STARTED AS A COMMISSIONER, ANY PERSON HAS TO ACCOUNT THE FIRST TIME THEY START.

YOU DON'T GET EMAILS WHERE THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO GO THROUGH CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS TRAINING OVER THE COURSE OF A FEW WEEKS TIME AND WHATNOT.

AND AND WITH THAT, WE ALSO DO EMAIL PHISHING ALL THE TIME.

I'M AFRAID TO SAY TOO MUCH ON PUBLIC RECORD, QUITE HONESTLY.

BUT, YOU KNOW, THE THINGS THAT YOU MIGHT SEE, THAT YOU'VE SEEN, WHERE YOU'RE FREE TO CLICK, THAT'S THE REACTION WE WANT THE PEOPLE TO HAVE.

SO THEY'RE CAUTIOUS ABOUT IT, THAT THEY TAKE TIME TO THINK ABOUT IT.

WELL, HONESTLY, THAT THEY'RE GOING TO THEY WANT TO CALL US.

THEY'RE MORE THAN OPEN TO THEM CALLING US TO MAKE SURE, BECAUSE ONE TODAY CAME OUT FROM THE RENZO'S DEPARTMENT OR SUPPOSEDLY CAME OUT FROM THE RENZO'S DEPARTMENT.

I THINK I GOT ABOUT A DRESS CODE POLICY, BUT THAT WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY MUCH SURE THAT WAS A FAKE EMAIL, PHISHING EMAIL FOR TESTING PURPOSES TO KEEP PEOPLE ON GUARD.

AND WHAT YOU MENTIONED ABOUT IT, PEOPLE ACTUALLY CLICK ON THE LINK.

YOU KNOW, THAT'S HAPPENED.

THAT WAS TWO, THREE YEARS AGO, RIVIERA BEACH.

SOMEONE CLICKED ON A LINK UP THERE BY ACCIDENT, TOOK THEM DOWN FOR TWO OR THREE WEEKS.

AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHY WE ENGAGE IN THESE TYPES OF PROGRAMS FOR SECURITY AWARENESS, FOR TRAINING TO PEOPLE THINKING ABOUT THAT.

AND JUST AGAIN, NOT THAT EVERYTHING'S PERFECT, BUT THE WAY WE TRY TO MITIGATE THOSE KIND OF THINGS IS THROUGH THE TRAINING, REALLY FISHING IT TESTS.

WE ALSO HAVE SOFTWARE INSTALLED SO THAT WHEN YOU CLICK ON SOMETHING OF WHAT COMMISSIONER, IF YOU HAVE CLICK ON ANY LINK, THAT'S NOT A CITY TAMARAC ONE, IT'S PREMATURE TO THINK TWICE AND ASK YOU, DO YOU REALLY WANT TO GO HERE? SO THERE'S WAYS THAT WE'VE SORT OF TRIED TO MITIGATE THOSE TYPES OF THINGS.

THEY I ADDRESS ALL YOUR QUESTIONS.

OH, YES.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND YES, YOU HAVE DONE A LOT OF GOOD TESTING.

IT OBVIOUSLY SHOWS THAT WE HAVE LESSONS LEARNED AND WE TRY NOT TO FALL INTO THOSE TESTING TRAPS.

AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, THAT'S NOT SEE.

WITH THE COUNTDOWN GOING ON.

WE HAVE WE HAVE WE HAVE 40.

TWO MINUTES.

YOU GOT THREE, YOU AND ONE OTHER, AND WE KNOW THAT YOU GUYS ARE THE BIG ONES.

I'LL TAKE TWO OF THOSE MS. FOR LIKE A GOOD AFTERNOON.

GREG WARNER, DIRECTOR OF PARKS AND RECREATION.

GOOD TO SEE YOU, MAYOR, VICE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION AND SOMEBODY STANDING UP AND BACK THERE.

I TOLD JIM, IF YOU NEEDED ME TO COME UP AND HELP HIM CLARIFY ANY OF THOSE ITEMS, THAT I WOULDN'T HELP HIM OUT.

BUT HE DIDN'T HAVE TO CALL ME, THANK GOD, WITH THE WITH THE PARKS AND RECREATION BUDGET, FBI.

TWENTY TWO, WE HAVE A PROPOSED BUDGET OF SIX MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THIRTY EIGHT THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED NINETY DOLLARS, AND THAT IS AN INCREASE OVER LAST YEAR OF THE FIVE POINT EIGHT FOUR ONE MILLION DOLLARS.

AND YOU'LL SEE IN MY PRESENTATION TALKING ABOUT SOME OF THE PROGRAM MODIFICATIONS AS WELL AS REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE AND IN ONE POSITION THAT WE ARE WE ARE REQUESTING.

SO JUST TO START OUT, THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT'S MISSION TO IS COMMITTED TO ENRICHING THE QUALITY OF LIFE AND BEING A LEADER AND DELIVERING SUPERIOR AND SUSTAINABLE PROGRAMS, FACILITIES AND SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY.

ONE OF THE THINGS I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT TODAY, A COUPLE OF THINGS, NEW FACILITIES AND DIVERSIFIED PROGRAMS AND EVENTS.

AND I THINK OVER THIS PAST YEAR, IT'S BEEN A CHALLENGE FOR EVERYBODY GOING THROUGH COVID.

IT'S BEEN A REAL CHALLENGE FOR FOR PARKS AND RECREATION TO CONTINUE THE SERVICES TO THE RESIDENTS.

BUT I THINK STAFF HAS DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB OF DELIVERING.

AND I'M NOT GOING TO GO THROUGH ALL THESE HIGH RATES, BUT I WANT TO HEAR A FEW FEW DIFFERENT THINGS.

THE FIRST ONE, THIRTY FIVE NEW VIRTUAL PROGRAMS. WHEN IT STARTED FEBRUARY, MARCH OF TWENTY TWENTY STAFF TURNED AROUND WITHIN A FEW WEEKS TO START OFFERING VIRTUAL.

PROGRAMS FOR PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO TAKE IT HOME BY STAFF CIRMINIELLO AND SOME OF THE STAFF, THE COMMUNITY CENTER, AS WELL AS THE REC CENTER.

WE'VE HAD FILMING STUDIOS BASICALLY SET UP IN THE IN THE FACILITIES TO TAPE THESE PROGRAMS AND DELIVER THOSE TO THE TO THE RESIDENTS.

WE'VE ALSO HAD STAFF STEP UP TO DELIVER PROGRAMS ON THEIR OWN.

WE'VE HAD SOME OF OUR STAFF DOING FITNESS FITNESS VIDEOS, ARTS AND CRAFTS VIDEOS, HOLIDAY HOLIDAY VIDEOS, THOSE TYPES OF THINGS TO DELIVER TO THE PUBLIC.

WE'VE DONE DRIVE THROUGH EVENTS THROUGH THE YEAR TO TO ADAPT TO THAT BERKOVIC AND IN THAT NORMAL OR NEW NORMAL THAT IT WAS FOR FOR THE DIFFERENT EVENTS.

AND WE FOR THE FIRST TIME, WE WE'VE EXPANDED OUR BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT.

AND YOU'LL SEE IN OUR BUDGET, ONE OF THE PROGRAMS IS TO ENHANCE THAT BLACK HISTORY MONTH, ALONG WITH SOME OTHER CULTURAL CULTURALLY, THAT'S THE WE STARTED A FOOD PANTRY AND WE'VE ALWAYS HAD A SOMEWHAT OF A FOOD PANTRY.

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WE'VE ALWAYS HAD SOME SUPPLIES ON HAND.

BUT WE THOSE WERE FOR WHEN WE RECEIVE REFERRALS AND PEOPLE WERE IN NEED OF FOOD, WE WOULD BE ABLE TO DELIVER THAT TO THEM WITH THE FOOD PANTRY.

THE WAY WE'RE OPERATING NOW AND WE STARTED OPERATING THIS WAY THROUGH COVID WAS WE'VE TAKEN BUDGET DOLLARS AND WE'VE STOPPED THOSE AT FOOD PANTRIES.

SO NOW WE ARE.

OVER THE PAST THREE MONTHS, WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO SERVE 60 RESIDENTS EACH MONTH.

WE ARE SUPPLYING THEM WITH FOOD.

WE ALSO WE'VE WE'VE ADDED ON FOR OUR HOMEBOUND INDIVIDUALS THAT WILL BE DELIVERING FOOD TO THROUGH THE FOOD PANTRIES.

SO THAT'S ANOTHER STEP FORWARD THAT WE'VE TAKEN.

AND I KNOW THE OTHER IMPORTANT THING THAT WE AMONG MANY THAT WE'VE DONE OVER THE PAST YEAR PLUS IS THE PARTNERSHIPS WITH THE COMMUNITY, CHRISTIAN CHURCH AND THE CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER TO PARTNER WITH THEM TO DELIVER FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS AND THROUGH THOSE FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS.

AND AGAIN, WE OPERATED THOSE FOR 13 MONTHS.

WE JUST STOPPED THOSE FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS.

IN MAY OF THIS YEAR.

WE'VE SERVED OVER TWENTY THOUSAND INDIVIDUALS, OVER TWENTY THOUSAND.

CARS AND INDIVIDUALS THROUGH THAT THROUGH THAT PROGRAM, SO THAT WAS A MAJOR IMPACT TO THE TO THE COMMUNITY AND ALSO ADDED AGAIN, ANOTHER KULTURY THAT WITH CARIBBEAN HERITAGE, THEN WE FUNDERWHITE THAT I THOUGHT WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL AT WATER'S EDGE PARK.

AND JUST TO HIGHLIGHT SOME OF OUR NEW FACILITIES FROM CENTRAL AND PARK BEING USED VERY HEAVILY AT THE PARK, TURNED OUT GREAT.

AND PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE ARE ENJOYING THAT WATER'S EDGE PARK, WHICH WE WE NEVER REALLY GOT TO DO A RIBBON CUTTING FOR AND CELEBRATION OF THE OPENING.

I THINK WE KIND OF CONSIDER THAT THE CARIBBEAN HERITAGE FAMILY DAY AS OUR OUR COMING OUT PARTY FOR WATER CENTRAL PARK.

BUT ANY DAY OF THE WEEK AND EVENING, ANY WEEKEND YOU CAN GO BY THERE, IT'S EXTENSIVELY USED.

AND HERE'S SOME SOME PHOTOS JUST FROM SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES OVER THE OVER THE PAST YEAR, SOME OF THE COMMISSIONER INITIATIVES, THE CULTURAL EVENTS AND THE FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS, ONE OF THE THING THAT WE'RE CURRENTLY DOING IS WE'VE PARTNERED WITH LEPANI TO SUPPLY.

SEVEN DAYS DAY FOOD BOXES FOR FOUR CHILDREN IN TAMARAC, THAT'S SOMETHING WE'RE GOING TO BE PUBLICIZING AND TRYING TO GET THE WORD OUT.

WE INITIALLY STARTED WITH THE WITH THE SCHOOLS.

WE GOT REFERRALS FROM THE SCHOOLS.

BUT ALL THOSE INDIVIDUALS THAT WE'VE CONTACTED THROUGH THOSE REFERRALS ARE NOT NOT COMING FOR THE FOOD.

SO WE WANT TO GET THAT WORD OUT.

AND IT'S OPEN TO ANY ANY CHILD UP TO THE AGE OF 18.

IT'S A SEVEN DAY FOOD BOX TO PROVIDE A FULL BREAKFAST FOR LUNCH OR FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS FOR SEVEN DAYS.

WE DO THAT DISTRIBUTION AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER EVERY SEVEN DAYS.

AND ON TUESDAYS.

I'M SORRY.

SOME OF THE KEY INITIATIVES AND TALK ABOUT THE BUDGET INCREASE FROM LAST YEAR TO THIS YEAR, BUT A NEW POSITION FOR RECREATION SITE SUPERVISOR TO WORK WITH SPECIAL EVENTS.

AND WE HAVE MORE PATROLMEN RIGHT NOW WHO DOES A GREAT JOB.

SHE'S SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR AND JUSTIN MANABE, WHO IS A RECREATION PROGRAMMER WHO WORKS ALONG.

SO WE HAVE A TWO TWO PERSON SPECIAL EVENT STAFF.

OVER THIS PAST YEAR, THE COMMISSION HAS BROUGHT FORWARD SOME INITIATIVE EVENTS THAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON AND WITH WITH COVID.

WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO ADAPT AND MOVE DIFFERENT RECREATION STAFF AROUND TO HANDLE THEM, HELPING WITH THE COORDINATION AND DELIVERY OF THOSE EVENTS GOING INTO TWENTY TWO.

AS WE GET BACK TO MORE OF A NORMAL OPERATING SCHEDULE, OUR FACILITIES ARE OPEN.

WE'RE OPENING UP MORE PROGRAMING.

THOSE TYPES, THOSE INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO WORK ON THOSE INITIATIVE EVENTS ARE BEING PULLED BACK INTO THEIR REGULAR DUTIES.

SO IN ADDITION TO.

THIS THIS POSITION OR WITH THIS POSITION, THEY WOULD TAKE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE OVERSIGHT OF COMMISSIONER INITIATIVE EVENTS THAT WOULD BE ONE OF THEIR MAIN MAIN FOCUS IS THE OTHER FOCUS IS YOU'LL SEE THAT WE'RE LOOKING TO ENHANCE AND ADD SOME SOME OTHER EVENTS TO THE TO THE CITY.

SO WE WANT TO AND I THINK THESE EVENTS ARE ALL GOOD FOR THE GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY.

IT'S BRINGING THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER.

AND WE JUST NEED NEED THAT ADDITIONAL STAFF PERSON AND A SUPERVISORY LEVEL TO HANDLE THE

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RESPONSIBILITIES OF OF THOSE ADDITIONAL EVENTS.

UM, SO WE'RE WE'RE KIND OF AT THAT POINT WHERE THE CURRENT STAFF CAN'T CAN'T HANDLE MOVING FORWARD WITHOUT AN ADDITIONAL ADDITIONAL BODY RESPONSIBLE PARTY.

AND TALKING ABOUT SOME OF THE ADDITIONAL EVENTS, WHAT WE WHAT WE WE ATTACH FIGURES TO BLACK HISTORY MONTH, CARIBBEAN HERITAGE MONTH, HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH EVENTS KIND OF AROUND ME A LITTLE BIT UNDER THE BUDGET OF A GUNN TAMARAC.

BUT TO BRING A NICE CELEBRATION FOR THE COMMUNITY, IT WOULD BRING IN A A NAME TYPE ENTERTAINER, FIREWORKS OR SOME OTHER ENTERTAINMENT THAT WAY, BUT REALLY MAKING THESE CELEBRATIONS FOR THE COMMUNITY.

SO WITH BLACK HISTORY MONTH, I THINK ONE THING THAT WE WILL LEARN THIS YEAR, AND IT WAS OUR FIRST TIME.

SO, YOU KNOW, IT'S A DIFFICULT TIME WHEN WE OFFER THAT WE OFFER A GUEST SPEAKER.

WE HAD SOME ENTERTAINMENT, THOSE TYPES OF THINGS.

IT WAS NOT IT DID NOT TURN OUT TO BE A BIG DRAW.

SO OUR THOUGHT PROCESS IS MOVING FORWARD WITH THESE EVENTS.

WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO BUDGET TO HAVE THAT DRAW FOR FOR THE COMMUNITY.

SO WE CAN IF WE GET THAT DRAW, WE CAN ADD PORTIONS TO THE EVENT THAT MAKE IT EDUCATIONAL AND MAKE IT CULTURAL, MAKE IT MEANINGFUL FOR THE COMMUNITY SO THAT THOSE THREE EVENTS AND THEN SOME REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE SHADE CELL REPLACEMENT PROGRAM.

AND THAT WOULD THAT WOULD INCLUDE REPLACEMENT OF THE SHADE STRUCTURES FOR THE FOUR SETS OF BLEACHERS AT THE TAMARAC PARK LOCATION, AS WELL AS THE SCORERS TABLE LOCATION AND THEN THE SIX SETS OF BLEACHERS AT THE SPORTS COMPLEX AND THE THE BASEBALL FIELDS.

THOSE ARE BOTH OVER OVER 10 YEARS OLD.

YOU DON'T NEED TO REPLACE THE WHOLE STRUCTURE, BUT WE DO NEED TO REPLACE THAT.

SO MATERIAL, THE SHADE, SHADE, MATERIAL AGE, FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES, UM, IS WITH AARP, AND THAT IS TO DO A COMMUNITY ACTION PLAN AND ASSESSMENT FOR FOR THE CITY OF TAMARAC AS TO HOW WE SERVE OUR SENIORS AND HOW WE PROGRAM FOR OUR SENIORS.

AND THE WITH THAT.

WHEN IT LOOKS AT IT LOOKS AT THEIR BEING SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS, BEING A WELCOMING COMMUNITY, HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF THE OF OUR SENIORS AND THEN TRANSPORTATION AND MOBILITY WITH THE COMMUNITY ACTION PLAN IS SOMETHING THAT AARP SETS OUT ALMOST IT'S ALMOST LIKE AN ACCREDITATION ASSESSMENT OF THE COMMUNITY AS TO HOW WE SERVE, SERVE OUR SENIORS.

THE BUDGET DOLLARS YOU SEE HERE IS TO BRING IN A CONSULTANT TO DO THAT ASSESSMENT.

AND I KNOW WITH THE CITY OF HALLANDALE BEACH, THEY DID IT YEARS BACK.

THEY USE THE BROWARD REGIONAL HEALTH PLANNING COUNCIL TO COME IN AS THEIR AS THEIR CONSULTANT TO HELP CITY STAFF WITH WITH THAT ASSESSMENT, DOING THAT EVALUATION, GETTING THE INPUT FROM OUR SENIORS AND MOVING FORWARD WITH THAT.

AND I THINK THAT'S THAT'S A GOOD PLAN TO PUT IN PLACE AS WE MOVE FORWARD SO THAT WE KNOW THAT WE ARE WE'RE SERVING ALL AGES WITHIN THE WITHIN THE CITY.

FOR THE BEST QUALITY OF LIFE FOR OUR SENIORS AND THEN THE REPLACEMENT OF THE GEOTHERMAL PUMPS AT THE CAPITAL AQUATIC CENTER, THESE ARE THE ORIGINAL PUMPS FROM WHEN THE AQUATIC CENTER OPENED BACK IN 2006, I BELIEVE.

AND WHAT THESE PUMPS DO, THEY BOTH HEAT THE POOL AND THEY ALSO COOL AND KIND OF BRINGS US TO A DEBATE.

THERE'S ALWAYS A DEBATE BETWEEN A SWIM TEAM AND THE WATER ARTHRITIS CLASS.

ONE ARTHRITIS CLASS WANTS THE WATER AT ABOUT EIGHTY FIVE DEGREES, SWIM TEAM ONE TO ABOUT SEVENTY EIGHT DEGREES.

SO WE HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY DURING THE SUMMER TO COOL THE POOL.

AND THEN DURING THE WINTER, WE WE ALSO HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY TO HEAT THE POOL.

THOSE ARE IN NEED OF REPLACEMENT AND THEY ARE FREQUENTLY UNDER REPAIR AT THIS POINT.

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS.

INTO TWENTY TWO, JEFF SPOKE ABOUT EARLIER, THE CAPITAL PARK EDITION, WE DID ADD ONE MILLION FIFTY EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS TO THE CAPITAL PARK PROJECT.

THEY HAD AN AMPHITHEATER AS WELL AS THE CONCESSION THAT THE COMMISSION HAD SPOKEN ABOUT.

AND I PUT ON THE SCREEN A PICTURE OF THE THE AMPHITHEATER, WHICH I THINK WILL WE CAN WE CAN PLACE IT LIKE THIS OUT MIDWAY OVER THE WATER LIKE THAT.

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AND I THINK THE THE AMENITIES THAT WE HAVE IN THE CAPITAL PARK PROJECT WITH THIS EDITION ALSO WILL MAKE THIS A DESTINATION PARK FOR PEOPLE WITHIN THIS WITHIN THE CITY.

SO I'D SAY DESTINATION PEOPLE WILL GET IN THEIR CAR AND DRIVE TO THE PARK TO UTILIZE THE PARK.

SO WITH THOSE ADDITIONS AND THEN THE GARY B.

JONES DOG PARK, IT'S REPLACING THE SHELTERS, THE FENCE AND THE THE WALKWAY, WHICH IT'S IT'S TIME AS IT'S BEEN IT'S BEEN OPEN FOR ABOUT 14 YEARS NOW.

IT'S NEVER BEEN REPLACED BEFORE, AND JUST TO UPDATE YOU ON THE EAST SIDE, FEASIBILITY STUDY COMPLETION, WE WILL BE COMING TO YOU WITH THE CONSULTANT AT YOUR AUGUST MEETING TO PRESENT THAT THAT STUDY TO YOU.

AND WE WE GOT A LITTLE BIT BEHIND SCHEDULE JUST DUE TO THE PUBLIC INPUT PROCESS WAS WAS DIFFICULT THROUGHOUT THIS PROCESS, TRYING TO GET PEOPLE TO RESPOND.

SO I THINK A LOT OF IT HAD TO DO WITH COVID AND NOT BEING ABLE TO MEET IN PERSON.

SO WE HAD A LITTLE BIT OF JOY THERE.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS PLAN IS IS RIGHT MOVING FORWARD FOR WHAT WE NEED TO DO ON THE EAST SIDE.

SO WITH THAT MOVING MOVING FORWARD, JUST WE'RE LOOKING AT.

GETTING OUR PROGRAMS BACK UP AND RUNNING, HOW WE HOW WE OPERATE OUR PROGRAMS IN THE NEW NORMAL, SO THAT THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE'RE WE'RE WORKING THROUGH AND WE ARE WORKING ON.

AND JUST AS AN EXAMPLE, RIGHT NOW, OUR YOUTH BASKETBALL PROGRAM IS UNDERGOING REGISTRATION NOW.

AND I THINK PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO BECOME MORE COMFORTABLE COMING OUT.

AND WE WE CURRENTLY WE'RE UP TO ALMOST OUR REGULAR NUMBERS IN THAT PROGRAM WITH SOME OF THE RESTRICTIONS AND THAT WE HAVE IN PLACE.

SO WE ARE MOVING FORWARD AS WELL AS MOVING FORWARD.

ONCE WE RECEIVE THE RESULTS OF THE FEASIBILITY STUDY, WE WANT TO PUT TOGETHER A SOLID PLAN UTILIZING THAT INFORMATION ON BOTH PROGRAMING AND FACILITY DEVELOPMENT ON THE EAST SIDE OF TAMARAC.

WITH THAT, I WILL TAKE ANY OF YOUR QUESTIONS.

I AM GOING TO DO A VERY GENTLE REMINDER, WE ARE ON A TIGHT TIME FRAME AND THERE ARE QUESTIONS THAT NEED TO BE HIGH.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON, YOU WERE FIRST CHIEF COMMISSIONER, GELIN VICE SAY THAT YOU CHANGED YOUR MIND, OK? GREG, I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT I KNOW WHEN KAPELA PARK IS GOING TO CLOSE, NOT LIKE THE WEEK BEFORE I HEARD ABOUT IT, BUT LIKE REALLY WE CAN DISCUSS THIS THAT I DID WAS GIVE US SOME TIME TO LET ME KNOW THAT WHEN WHEN DO YOU THINK IT WILL CLOSE SO THAT WE CAN DO IMPROVEMENTS THAT COST MONEY.

RIGHT.

JUST TO GIVE YOU A QUICK UPDATE ON THAT, WE SENT THE THREE SHORT LISTED FIRMS, THE REVISED DESIGN CRITERIA PACKAGE, INCLUDING THE ATMOSPHERE IN THE CONCESSION STAND.

THOSE, UH, UM, THOSE PROPOSALS ARE DUE NEXT WEEK AND THEN THE EVALUATION COMMITTEE.

SO WE ARE MOST LIKELY WILL BE WILL BE TO COMMISSIONER WITH AN AGREEMENT, THE FIRST MEETING IN SEPTEMBER TO GET THAT PROCESS OFF THE GROUND.

BUT WE'RE LOOKING AT SOME TIME.

AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR FINALLY LISTENING ABOUT THE AARP STUDY, I KNOW THAT THAT IS ONE OF THE TWO THINGS THAT THE MAYOR AND I AGREE ON.

WE'VE BEEN ASKING FOR IT FOR SEVERAL YEARS.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR WELCOME.

THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER GELIN ARE THERE PLANS TO UPGRADE THE BATHROOMS AT THE PARK ON WEST MACNAB ROAD? IF YOU REPLACE THEM, YOU UPGRADE THEM LIKE THE ONES PREVIOUSLY THAT WERE ACTUALLY IN THE IN THE CITY FOR NEXT YEAR, IT WAS WAS BUDGETED AT LAST YEAR, WE ARE DOING A RECONFIGURATION OF THE PARKING LOT TO ADD ADDITIONAL PARKING.

AND THAT RESTROOM FACILITY WILL BE.

REPLACED.

OK.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

THIS BUDGET OR FOLLOWING ITS BUDGET AS PART OF THIS YEAR'S ANNUAL INM.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

THANK YOU.

I'M ALL IN FOR A GOOD PARTY, OK, AND THE CITY DOES IT LIKE NO OTHER, BUT I'M CONFUSED NOW OF WHAT ONE TAMARAC IS.

WHAT IS THAT CELEBRATION VERSUS ALL THE NEW ONES THAT WE'RE HAVING? I'M LOSING SOMETHING IN THE TRANSLATION.

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YOU'RE NOT LOSING ANYTHING.

THAT'S A VERY GOOD QUESTION.

THE ONE TAMARAC AND I KNOW THAT UPON ENTERING OFFICE, COMMISSIONER BOLTON, AS WELL AS COMMISSIONER, GELIN HAD ASKED FOR SOME CERTAIN CELEBRATIONS.

SO, UM, WE WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ENHANCE THOSE CELEBRATIONS AND AND ADD THOSE ON.

SO IT MAY BE A DECISION OF THE GUNN WITH THE COMMISSIONER ONE TAMARAC WAS DEVELOPED INITIALLY TO TO ADDRESS.

THE INPUT FROM FROM THE COMMISSION AS TO RECOGNIZING THE DIFFERENT CULTURES IN THE IN THE CITY, SO ONE TAMARAC IS DESIGNED TO RECOGNIZE ALL OUR CULTURES WITHIN THE CITY.

UM, I THINK WHAT YOU SEE IS A LOT OF COMMUNITIES WILL RECOGNIZE THE DIFFERENT HERITAGE FESTIVALS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO DO THAT.

SO I THINK THE CITY COMMISSION NEEDS TO DECIDE WHETHER WE NEED ONE OR THE OTHER OR IF WE DO, WE CAN CONTINUE TO DO BOTH AND THEN HAVE SOME SPECIALIZED CELEBRATIONS AS WELL.

BUT IT WOULD BE A COMMISSIONER DECISION AS TO WHETHER WE WE CONTINUE ALL THAT.

BUT I THINK STAFF IS WANTS TO BE PREPARED AND WANTS TO BE ABLE TO BUDGET FOR SOME OF THESE.

I AND BE THE CARIBBEAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL, I THINK WAS WAS RECEIVED VERY WELL.

I THOUGHT IT WAS WELL ATTENDED FOR A FIRST YEAR EVENT AT ONE OF OUR NOT OUR LARGEST PARK, BUT ONE OF OUR NEWEST PARKS.

SO I THINK THERE'S THERE'S A NEED OUT THERE.

I JUST WE JUST HAVE TO DETERMINE HOW WE HOW WE ADDRESS THAT.

I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT EACH OF THESE GET THE EMPHASIS THAT THEY REQUIRE AND THAT THEY SHOULD HAVE.

SO THAT'S WHY I'M JUST CONFUSED NOW OF WHERE ONE TAMARAC KIND OF.

YEAH, IT'S A DEBATE.

AND I THINK THE HERITAGE FESTIVALS THAT WE WE'VE IDENTIFIED AND SPOKE TO COMMISSIONER ABOUT ARE THE I GUESS, THE PREDOMINANT DEMOGRAPHICS IN THE CITY.

SO OUR CARIBBEAN HERITAGE, CARIBBEAN POPULATION, OUR HISPANIC POPULATION OR OUR BLACK HISTORY OR BLACK POPULATION ARE SOME OF OUR LARGER POPULATIONS.

WE HAVE THE FOURTH OF JULY WE HAVE AND THEN ONE TAMARAC, UM, I GUESS FROM ANOTHER LEVEL CAN ADDRESS SOME OF THOSE OF THOSE POPULATIONS, AS WELL AS SOME OF THE, UM, THE ONES THAT LOWER PERCENTAGES OF DEMOGRAPHICS WITHIN THE.

WE CERTAINLY DON'T WANT TO OFFEND OR LEAVE ANYONE OUT, AND THAT THAT'S ALWAYS THE QUESTION.

MAYBE IT IS.

THANK YOU.

OH, I'LL JUST HANG ON TO THAT DISCUSSION.

I.

WE DO THINGS IN OUR CITY.

WE DO IT RIGHT.

I THINK THAT OUR EVENTS ARE WONDERFUL.

I KNOW THAT WE HAD STRATEGIC PLANNING AND WE HAD DISCUSSIONS WHERE WE WANTED CERTAIN THINGS, BUT I DON'T BELIEVE THAT WE EVER GOT A CHANCE TO FINISH.

SO WHERE ALL OF A SUDDEN WE'RE DOING THREE EVENTS FOR ONE MONTH VERSUS BEING ONE EVENT? I HAPPEN TO THINK THAT THE PURPOSE OF GUNN TAMARAC WAS A GREAT IDEA.

AND I THINK THAT IT GETS DIMINISHED WHEN WE ARE STARTING TO SEPARATE OUT.

I THINK WE WIND UP SEGREGATING OUR CITY MORE THAN ENTICING EVERYBODY TO LEARN ABOUT OTHER CULTURES THAT WE HAVE HERE.

I THINK WE GET A LOT OF COMPLAINT, BUT I'M NOT SURE ABOUT MY COLLEAGUES.

BUT I KNOW I GET MORE COMPLAINTS ABOUT WHY WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH VSO, WHY WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH CODE OFFICERS, WHY DO WE HAVE TRASH IN OUR STREETS? WHY DO WE HAVE OUR MEETINGS FOR MONTHS NOT BEING TAKEN CARE OF? WHY OTHERWISE, ALL THESE OTHER KINDS OF THINGS WHERE IN MY OPINION.

THE SEVENTY EIGHT THOUSAND THAT IS BEING DIVIDED UP FOR HISPANIC HERITAGE AND CARIBBEAN HERITAGE MONTH CAN GO PAY FOR A NEW EMPLOYEE OR EMPLOYEES AT THAT RATE.

AND WE SHOULD JUST BE FOCUSING ON OUR ONE TAMARAC AND WE CAN MAKE THE CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS BIGGER WITHIN ONE TAMARAC.

IT'S BEEN A GREAT EVENT.

IT'S GROWN UP, UNFORTUNATELY.

I'VE HAD IT.

BACK BECAUSE OF COVID, AND WE HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO DO IT, AND NOW WE WERE TALKING ABOUT POSSIBLY INCORPORATING IT WITH SEPTEMBER, WHICH WAS ALSO FOR HISPANIC HERITAGE.

AND I DON'T BELIEVE I BELIEVE THE CRIBBEN CONCERT ON THE GREEN WAS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC.

EVERYBODY ENJOYED IT.

I DON'T BELIEVE MANY PEOPLE WENT TO THE SPLASH PAD, WON THE THE KOPPA THAT WE HAD.

I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S BECAUSE PEOPLE HAD TO PAY FOR WHAT IT WAS, BUT A LOT OF TIME

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AND ENERGY GOES INTO THAT.

SO.

I THINK PEOPLE THERE'S BEEN COMMENTS BEFORE WHERE PEOPLE COME BECAUSE THEY LOVE ALL THE EVENTS THAT WE DO IN OUR CITY AND IT HELPS SHOWCASE OUR CITY BECAUSE I'VE SPOKEN TO NUMEROUS PEOPLE AT THAT AND THAT THEY WERE HERE TO SEE CONTRAST FROM OTHER CITIES.

IT'S A GREAT MOVE TO OUR CITY MAYOR.

SO WE'RE DOING ALL THESE EVENTS.

IT GIVES GOOD PUBLICITY OUT THERE, BUT IT'S STILL NOT GIVING US BACK TOO MUCH REGROWTH ON PEOPLE.

TALK ABOUT RATE OF RETURN.

I'M NOT SURE WE GET THE RATE OF RETURN ON THESE SEVENTY EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLAR CULTURAL EVENTS OUT THERE.

I ALSO THINK THAT WE CREATED A DIVERSITY INCLUSIONARY CULTURAL ADVISORY BOARD THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO TALK TO US ABOUT WHAT THE SENSE IS OUT THERE FOR OUR RESIDENTS ON WHETHER OR NOT WE SHOULD BE DIVIDING OUR CULTURES EVEN FURTHER AND FURTHER AND FURTHER.

JUST BECAUSE THERE ARE CERTAIN CATEGORIES DOESN'T MEAN THAT WE DON'T HAVE A LARGE ASIAN POPULATION OR OTHER POPULATIONS.

AND I REFUSE TO DIVIDE IT ALL OUT BECAUSE THAT'S NOT THE PURPOSE OF OUR CITY.

WE ARE ONE TAMARAC.

SO I PERSONALLY DO NOT SUPPORT THE BIGGER TWO BIGGER EVENTS.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH.

FINE.

WE NOW HAVE A JUNETEENTH EVENT THAT IS GOING TO BE ON OUR WASN'T LISTED ON HERE, BUT WE ALSO HAVE PEOPLE ON THE COMMISSION WHO DON'T EVEN SHOW UP TO ALL THESE EVENTS THAT THEY SUPPOSEDLY WANT.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN ABOUT US? SO WE ALL SHOW UP TO ONE TAMARAC WE SHOULD BE FOCUSING ON ONE TAMARAC.

AND SINCE IT'S NOWHERE ELSE ON THE LIST AND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THAT, WE NEED TO EXPAND YOUR DEPARTMENT BY ONE PERSON IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO HANDLE THE INITIATIVES.

THE INITIATIVES THAT WE WERE SUPPOSEDLY DOING WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO TAKE TIME AND THAT MUCH ENERGY OUT OF ALL THE CITY STAFF IN ORDER TO.

DO ON ISSUES, THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE SOMETHING THAT WE COULD DO INDIVIDUALLY AND SHOWCASE.

AS EVERYBODY KNOWS, I WAS BRINGING THIS UP, I REALLY WANTED TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS REMOVED, IF WE HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE SIXTY FIVE AND WHATEVER IT WAS WAS SIXTY FIVE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED EIGHTY EIGHT THOUSAND, BECAUSE I HAD MORE BECAUSE OF THE MAYOR BEING OR THE MAYOR POSITION HAD MORE OF WHAT IT WAS THAN I THINK WE NEED TO MOVE IT BACK BECAUSE WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE ONE TAMARAC WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE ONE COMMISSIONER.

AND I THINK THAT THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS THAT WE'VE DONE OVER THE PAST YEAR THAT WE IN.

YEAH, WHEN IT'S CONVENIENT FOR YOU ANYWAY, SO IT'S.

BASICALLY, MONEY THAT WE CAN SAY IF WE CAN PUT IT DOWN TO EIGHTY NINE THOUSAND DOLLARS, IT COULD BE FREED UP A LOT OF THE EVENTS THAT WERE DONE THIS YEAR.

I SEE THAT YOU'VE INCORPORATED AND I SAY YOU IMMEDIATELY STOP OPERATING AT.

SO WE'RE THERE ALREADY, SO WHY NOT JUST HAVE US TAKE ONE OF OUR BIG EVENTS FOR SMALL INITIATIVES INCORPORATED INTO THE CITY AND GET RID OF THE EXTRA MONEY AND USE THAT EXTRA EIGHTY NINE NINETY THOUSAND DOLLARS AGAIN TO HIRE ANOTHER EMPLOYEE TO HELP WITH SOME OF THE VIP STUFF THAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO.

SO THAT'S MY POSITION ON THIS.

AND I SEE THAT VICE MAYOR HAS THIS THING TURNED OVER IN AUGUST, SO JUST FOR THE RECORD, I DID NOT REQUEST HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH EVENT.

I ALSO WANT TO SAY THAT.

YOU KNOW, I LOVE WHEN I HAVE PROPOSED A SUNDAY ON SATURDAYS AND HE CAME BACK TO ME SAYING, HEY, YOU KNOW, DON'T DO A CITYWIDE DO ON YOUR DISTRICT WITH YOUR INITIATIVE, FRANCE, THE ONE BLOOD.

I WAS ABLE TO MEET THEIR QUOTA PIG WAS VERY LOW COST.

IT WAS JUST MY DISTRICT.

SO I THINK YOU MENTIONED SOMETHING ABOUT IF WE'RE GOING TO DO INITIATIVES THAT WE HAVE TO PREPARE EVERYTHING.

IS MY MISTAKE MISTAKEN, NOT PREPARE EVERYTHING, BUT YOU WOULD NEED TO GIVE US AN OUTLINE OF WHAT YOU WHAT YOU NEED.

YEAH, SO, I MEAN, I'D LIKE TO REQUEST THAT WE DON'T HAVE AND I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE CONSENSUS FROM THE COMMISSION TO POSTPONE THE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH TO GET FEEDBACK FROM THE COMMUNITY FIRST TO NOT DO IT, HOLD OFF ON IT.

AND PERHAPS IF I DECIDE TO DO IT BECAUSE I'M HISPANIC, QUOTE UNQUOTE, THAT I DO THAT INITIATIVE FROM MY INITIATIVE ACCOUNT FOR, SAY, JUST TO TEST OUT.

WE DON'T WANT TO SPEND SEVENTY EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS AND IN TEN PEOPLE SHOW UP.

SO I THINK IF IT COULD BE A PILOT, BECAUSE IT WILL BE THE FIRST ONE, IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN.

YES, RIGHT.

SO RATHER SPENDING ALMOST EIGHTY THOUSAND DOLLARS TO A SMALL PILOT PROGRAM LIKE THIS SUN ON SATURDAY, AND IF IT'S SOMETHING THAT'S HUGE, CONSIDER IT AND PUT IT ON THE BUDGET FOR NEXT YEAR.

AND I'D LIKE TO HAVE CONSENSUS ON THAT.

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I WILL BE HAPPY TO ASK FOR CONSENSUS.

NOW, I DO WANT TO MAKE ONE CLARIFICATION.

SEVENTY THOUSAND WAS BEING DISCUSSED FOR THE TWENTY TWENTY TWO BUDGET.

I DON'T KNOW IF THERE WAS ANY AMENDMENTS THAT WERE GOING TO BE BROUGHT FORTH BASED ON IF WE WERE TO DO IT THIS YEAR.

SO I'M GOING TO ASK YOU KIND OF.

BUT BEFORE KATE, THAT IS THAT CORRECT? THAT ONE, WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO ONE THIS YEAR.

AND SO WE WON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT A BUDGET AMENDMENT BECAUSE IT WAS NOT BUDGETED FOR AND THEN TO.

WHAT ARE WE DOING FOR 20, 20 YEAR BUDGET? OK, SO.

AS OF THIS YEAR, TO NOT INCLUDE IN THEIR HEADS, IT WAS NOT IN THE ORIGINAL BUDGET.

TAMARAC, THAT WAS NOT OK FOR.

SO IT LEADS ME BACK TO HAVING TWO ITEMS THAT WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH, BECAUSE WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE BUDGET PART OF IT NOW FOR TWENTY, TWENTY TWO, AND WE CAN ALWAYS PULL IT OUT.

AND THEN IF WE WERE GOING TO DO IT LIKE WE DID A BUDGET AMENDMENT THIS YEAR, I DON'T KNOW IF THAT WORKS BETTER FOR YOU OR TO REMOVE IT.

I'M YOU KNOW, MY OPINION, I THINK FOR TWENTY, TWENTY TWO IS JUST A MATTER OF DISCUSSION AND THEN AMENDING IT AS ACCORDINGLY.

SO THEN I HEAR THE VICE MAYOR SAYING IT'S REMOVED FOR TWENTY TWENTY ONE AND TWENTY TWENTY TWO.

I HAVE, YES, FROM THE VICE MAYOR.

COMMISSIONER A GALLON, NO.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

THAT'S WHY I DIDN'T CALL YOU COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE OBVIOUSLY KNOW MY ANSWER.

MY ANSWER IS I SUPPORT SO WE'VE GOT TWO YESES AND ONE NO.

BUT.

IF.

IF THE VICE MAYOR IS SUGGESTING THAT WE DO AWAY WITH THE TIME, THEN I WILL GO ALONG WITH HIM AND SAY.

YES, CORRECT.

OK, SO WE'VE GOT THREE COMMISSIONER BOLTON, WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADD YOUR COMMENT? YES OR NO, IF THE VICE MAYOR WANTS TO DO AWAY WITH THE FESTIVAL FOR 28 PERCENT OF OUR CITY.

WELL, IT'S HIS IDEA, I WILL SUPPORT THAT.

YOU KNOW, YOU SHOULD KNOW, MR. GELIN, HIS OPINION.

I MEAN, HE'S HISPANIC.

HE DOESN'T REPRESENT THE 20 OR THE COMMISSIONER GELIN WHO ARE HERE.

COMMISSIONER CALHOUN.

LET ME KNOW I'M MUTING HIM.

LET ME ASK LARS.

COMMISSIONER, THE VICE MAYOR, IS HISPANIC.

HE REPRESENTS A LARGE PORTION OF THE COMMUNITY.

YES, WE REPRESENT THE ENTIRE CITY, BUT IT'S IT'S HIS PLEASURE TO REMOVE THE HISPANIC MONTH CELEBRATION.

AND I MEAN, IF IF SOMEBODY WAS REMOVING CARIBBEAN HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATIONS, I'D BE I'D BE RUNNING AROUND WITH A HAMMER.

SO BASICALLY, YOUR ANSWER IS YES.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON NOW.

AND BASICALLY, IT ALSO DOESN'T MEAN THAT WE'RE NOT CELEBRATING EVERYBODY'S RESPECTIVE HERITAGES AT ONE TAMARAC AND IT DOESN'T MEAN WE WON'T STILL SAY OR HAPPIES ANYWAY.

SO THE CONSENSUS IS THAT NOT A GREAT MOVIE AND IT'S A BAD IDEA TO VOTE NO ON YOU ARE FULL OF YOUR OWN OPINIONS.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

AND I NEED TO EXPRESS THEM IN THE PROPER MANNER.

DON'T TOUCH ME, MIKE.

AGAIN, I'LL TOUCH WHATEVER I WANT TO TOUCH ANY WHO.

THEREFORE, PLEASE.

WE ARE NOW ASKING YOU TO REMOVE THAT FROM YOUR BUDGET.

CITY STILL HAS A DIRECTIVE THAT WE WILL NOT BE HAVING THIS IN TWENTY, TWENTY ONE AND IN TWENTY TWENTY TWO FOR AT LEAST THE HISPANIC HERITAGE ONE.

AND I JUST WANT TO ASK THE VICE MAYOR IF HE'S SURE, THOUGH.

I MEAN, YOU GUYS ARE STILL CORDIAL.

I DON'T CARE FOR BEING QUIETLY BEING DISRESPECTFUL.

I'M NOT BEING.

YES, THE CONVERSATION IS OVER.

STOP TRYING TO BULLY HIM AND CHANGE HIS MIND.

I'VE MADE IT WITH HIM.

WHAT DO YOU MS. COMMISSIONER.

OH, OK.

IF I MAY IF WE'RE HERE ON A ON A ON THE BUDGET WORKSHOP, I THINK THE SUGGESTION BY THE VICE MAYOR WAS TO POSTPONE THE EXPENDITURE OF THIS YEAR PENDING A DETERMINATION OR CANVASING OF THE COMMUNITY TO SEE IF IT WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS WORTHY TO MOVE FORWARD WITH IN LIGHT OF THE EXPENDITURE.

THE VOTE WAS THE CONSENSUSES TO SUSPEND THE EXPENDITURE UNTIL THAT CANVASING OR THAT PROCESS IS COMPLETED.

CERTAINLY CAN ADD IT INTO THE BUDGET AT SOME FUTURE POINT, IF THAT'S THE DETERMINATION OF THE, UH, OF THE COMMISSION AS A WHOLE AND.

WHILE WE'RE INFORMAL AS PARLIAMENTARIAN, IF WE CAN JUST RESPECT EACH OTHER'S VIEWS AND

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COMMENTS, WE'LL GET THROUGH THE DAY QUICKER.

THANK YOU.

AND MY REQUEST, I'M GOING TO ASK MORE, GET CONSENSUS OR NOT CONSENSUS.

WE DON'T NEED A WHOLE I BELIEVE, AS I MADE A COMMENT, I AM NOT SUPPORTIVE OF THE CARIBBEAN HERITAGE MONTH.

CELEBRATION AT THE SEVENTY EIGHT THOUSAND, BECAUSE WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING ONE TAMARAC AND WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE AS ONE, SO.

IS THERE A CONSENSUS TO REMOVE IT? IS IT A YES OR NO? YES, COMMISSIONER GUNN.

I'M.

COMMISSIONER GELIN, I LIKE TO HEAR THE QUESTION FROM COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

REBECCA, ARE WE TALKING ABOUT DOING AWAY WITH ONE TAMARAC, NO, KEEPING ONE TAMARAC, FOCUSING ON ONE TAMARAC AND PUTTING ALL OF OUR ENERGY INTO REMEMBERING WE ONE CITY.

I THINK OF ITS BUDGET PROPERLY DONE ONE TIME, PHENOMENAL.

CITY ATTORNEY, WE HAD TO MAKE A MOTION OF SOME SORT TO EXTEND THIS MEETING BECAUSE CLEARLY WE'RE NOT GOING TO FINISH THE CLOCK.

BUT WE NEED CONSENSUS, ACTUALLY.

I DON'T KNOW IF THERE IS ANY SPECIFIC TIMELINE.

IT'S UP TO YOU ALL, BUT CERTAINLY CAN CONTINUE ON UNTIL YOU'RE FINISHED.

WE HAVE TO FINISH THIS AND WE STILL HAVE PUBLIC SERVICES DUE TO GO THROUGH, BUT THE CITY ALSO HAS SOMETHING GOING ON AT 6:00 AND THERE ARE OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAVE STUFF GOING ON AT 6:00.

SO WE WILL EXTEND TO FIVE, 30 AND PRAY THAT WE CAN JUST GET THROUGH THIS ANYWAY.

SO COMMISSIONER GUNN ON YOU'VE HEARD.

I DON'T MEAN THAT IN A RELIGIOUS SENSE.

SO, AGAIN, THE VICE MAYOR IS FROM ONE LATIN AMERICAN TRUSTEE YES OR NO DOESN'T IN LATIN AMERICA, SHE HAS CERTAIN CARIBBEAN HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATES.

I'M CERTAIN NOW SHE'S UNDER THE CARIBBEAN.

WHY IS IT SO DIFFICULT FOR RECANTATION BOHEMIANS? SO, YES, WE SHOULD CELEBRATE IT.

YES, WE SHOULD CELEBRATE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH.

YES, WE SHOULD CELEBRATE BLACK AND BLACK HISTORY MONTH.

AND YES, WE SHOULD HAVE ONE TAMARAC.

THERE'S NO REASON WHY WE CAN'T HAVE ALL THESE EVENTS.

WHEN I WENT TO THE JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION IN CORAL SPRINGS, THERE WERE PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE CITY.

THEY WEREN'T JUST BLACK PEOPLE.

THERE WERE PEOPLE FROM EVERYWHERE.

YES.

AND, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE, HISPANIC PEOPLE.

I GREW UP IN 30.

I GO TO MY CITY EVENTS AND I GO TO ISD EVENTS.

EVENTS ARE NOT MADE FOR ONLY THEIR OWN RESIDENTS, WHAT WE SHOULD BE SUPPORTIVE OF.

SO BASICALLY, YOUR ANSWER TO THE QUESTION IS NO.

THANK YOU FOR THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION.

THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION IS WE DO NEED TO HAVE THAT'S NOT HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION.

LEVENT COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

WE HAVE DONE IT THIS YEAR.

SO THIS YEAR, WE HAVE GOT THREE EVENTS.

CHAD.

YES, OK, JUNETEENTH, CARIBBEAN HERITAGE AND BLACK HISTORY.

OK.

WE ARE NOT GOING TO DO THREE EVENTS FOR CLARIFICATION WAS THE THREE EVENTS FOR EACH OF THE MONTH.

WAS THAT OK? WHAT I'M SAYING IS ONE EVENT.

CARIBBEAN HERITAGE MONTH, NOT THREE, JUST ONE.

YES, NO, MAYBE.

WELL, THE WHAT WE DO IS WE FOLLOW THE THE PATH OF WHAT WE'VE DONE WITH WITH BLACK HISTORY MONTH, UM.

IN ESTABLISHING WHAT SOME SMALLER, SMALLER PROGRAMS ON THE WAY, IT JUST SO HAPPENED WE WERE ABLE TO WITH CARIBBEAN HERITAGE, WE DID THE CONCERT ON THE GREEN BECAUSE WE HAD THAT CLUBHOUSE OPEN NOW AND WE WERE ABLE TO ADD THAT THAT WILL BE WHETHER THAT'S I THINK DURING THESE MONTHS WITH COUNTY WEST IS OPEN TO HOSTING A LOT MORE CONCERTS ON THE GREEN.

SO WE WILL PROBABLY WORK WITH THEM TO THE THEME CONCERTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR FOR THESE DIFFERENT HERITAGE MONTH.

SO IT'S IT'S AN EXPENSE FOR US, BUT IT'S A SMALLER EXPENSE.

I'M NOT IN FAVOR OF THREE EVENTS OR EACH.

NO, I'M NOT SAYING WE DID THREE EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, BUT WHAT I'M ASKING IS, ARE WE NOW TALKING ABOUT ONE FOR EACH? OR ARE WE GOING BACK TO WHAT WE DID THIS YEAR OF.

WE WOULD WEAR ONE MAJOR CELEBRATION, AND I AM NOT GOING TO SAY THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO SOMETHING POSSIBLY WITH THE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM, SUMMER CAMP.

SOME OF OUR EXISTING PROGRAMS ON A SMALLER SENSE TO RECOGNIZE THOSE MONTHS.

BUT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT ONE MAJOR CELEBRATION PARTY.

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SHE'S TALKING ABOUT CUBAN HERITAGE MONTH, WHICH I ACTUALLY AGREE WITH HER ON.

I THINK THAT OK, WHAT I'M ASKING.

I UNDERSTAND.

OK, IS IT GOING TO BE ONE EVENT? ONE EVENT.

WE WILL HAVE ONE EVENT FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH.

WE WILL HAVE ONE EVENT FOR CARIBBEAN HERITAGE MONTH AND WE WILL HAVE ONE TAMARAC.

IS THAT CORRECT? AS IT STANDS NOW, YES.

YES.

IT IS IT'S A HARD YES, YES, OK, YES, WE'RE NOT ON ONE SIDE, WE'RE ON TO HER, OK? YES, HIRSCHMANN ONE EVENT.

BUT THE QUESTION WAS TO REMOVE IT FOR THE SEVENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS AND THE OVER ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE PERSONNEL FOR THESE EVENTS.

AT SEVENTY EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS.

SO THAT'S THE QUESTION.

UM, NO.

I THINK WE'VE DONE IT.

I THINK WE NEED TO CONTINUE TO.

HAVE WE NOT? SO THE ANSWER.

OK, SO I AGREE WITH THE WITH COMMISSIONER PLACKO, WE SHOULD CONTINUE DOING IT.

IT'S CARIBBEAN HERITAGE MONTH.

I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED AND THIS IS NO NO SHADE ON PARKS AND REC BECAUSE I THOUGHT THAT IT WAS IT WAS GOING TO FAIL.

BUT I, I WENT TO WHAT IS AGE PARK AND I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED WITH THE LEVEL OF EVENT WE HAD WITH THE TURNOUT.

IT WAS JUST WONDERFUL.

AND I DON'T GIVE COMPLIMENTS TOO OFTEN, BUT I REALLY HAVE TO COMPLIMENT YOU, GREG, AND LETTING GO.

IT WAS A PHENOMENAL, PHENOMENAL JOB.

IS THAT THE WORD.

YEAH.

SO WE REALLY NEED TO CONTINUE TO DO THAT AND BUILD UPON IT.

THREE EVENTS I DON'T REALLY AGREE WITH.

I THINK IT WAS OVERKILL BECAUSE I DIDN'T GO TO THE.

AQUATIC CENTER CAPUANA THING, AND I DON'T THINK THAT EVENT WAS NEEDED, BUT THE ONE COMING OUT WEST AND WHAT IS THIS PARK WAS AMAZING EVENT AND I THINK WE SHOULD CONTINUE AND BUILD ON IT.

SO THE CONSENSUS IS TO KEEP URBAN HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION FOR THE SEVENTY THOUSAND DOLLAR ON LINE ITEM FOR THE TWENTY TWENTY TWO BUDGET.

SO THE NEXT ITEM THAT I MENTION IS THE REDUCTION OF THE TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR.

WHAT INITIATIVES? THANK YOU.

SORRY, IT IS GETTING AT THAT TIME, AND I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE IT REDUCED TO.

I BELIEVE IT WAS SIXTY FIVE HUNDRED PER COMMISSIONER AND I REALLY DO THINK IT WAS TEN THOUSAND FOR THE MAYOR BECAUSE IT WAS CITY WIDE AND THEN WHATEVER THESE INITIATIVES THAT WE ARE DOING WILL BE UNDER THE REGULATION THAT WE NEVER HAD A CHANCE TO FULLY.

HAVE PRESENTED AND FINALIZED, IT WAS DISCUSSED WHERE WE HAVE TO PLAN THEM ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY DAYS OUT SO THE CITY STAFF KNEW EXACTLY WHAT WAS GOING TO BE NEEDED IF IT WAS GOING TO BE NEEDED.

AND THEY HAVE TO BE KEPT WITHIN OUR BUDGET.

AND IF WE DON'T HAVE THE BUDGET TO DO IT, WE DON'T DO IT.

SO THAT'S WHAT I WOULD LIKE I WOULD LIKE TO REDUCE THE INITIATIVE BACK TO SIXTY FIVE AND 10.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

I THINK THAT OUR INITIATIVE BUDGET SHOULD REMAIN AT WHAT IT IS.

NOBODY EXPECTED IT TO HAPPEN.

THAT HAPPENED.

HAD WE HAD THOSE FUNDS WHEN COVID OCCURRED, WE WOULD HAVE HAD MASK AND SANITIZERS.

AND THAT'S THE STUFF YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU HAVE TO PLAN SOMETHING SPORADICALLY REDUCING TO SIX TO FIVE HUNDRED IS NOT ENOUGH.

WE JUST HEARD THE VICE MAYOR SAY THAT HE MAY DO A CELEBRATION FOR HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH OUT OF HIS BUDGET, HE JUST REMOVED THE ITEM FOR THE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH ON THAT PROMISE.

SO WHAT IF THE 20 PERCENT RESIDENTS OF HISPANICS SAY WE WANT A CELEBRATION, THEN WHAT? WHAT WOULD HE DO? I THINK THAT SO.

SO AS SO AS FOR ME, I THINK IT'S A WONDERFUL THING WE GET TO.

GO OUT IN OUR DISTRICT AND DO GOOD COMMISSIONER PLACKO DID A SCHOLARSHIP EVENT AND THAT SORT OF STUFF, AND WE BUDGET, IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT WE'RE GOING TO SPEND IT.

I CERTAINLY HAVE NOT GOTTEN CLOSE TO SPENDING MINE.

I DON'T THINK COMMISSIONER PLACKO HAS EITHER.

SO I THINK WE SHOULD.

KEEP IT THERE, KEEP IT WHERE IT IS, AND IF WE DON'T SPEND, IT GOES BACK INTO THE POT.

BUT, UH COMMISSIONER YOU WERE TURNING OVER.

I THINK WE NEED A LITTLE BIT MORE DEFINITIVE DIRECTION ABOUT WHAT THIS INITIATIVE

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FUND CAN AND SHOULD BE USED FOR.

I HAVE NO PROBLEM.

IF THE MONEY GOES BACK TO MY DISTRICT, IN MY CASE, SUCH AS THE SCHOLARSHIPS, WHICH I WILL DEFINITELY CONTINUE TO DO ON.

HOWEVER, IF I'M PLANNING A CERTAIN USE YOU AS AN EXAMPLE, BUT IF I'M PLANNING A SUNDAY ON SATURDAY BLOOD DRIVE, BLOOD DRIVE OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, THAT DEFINITELY SHOULD COME OUT OF MY INITIATIVE AND IT SHOULD NOT BE COMING OUT OF YOUR BUDGET, NOR SHOULD YOUR.

YOUR STAFF BE ASKED TO PUT IN OVERTIME FOR THAT BECAUSE OF IT, SO UNLESS IT'S GOING TO BE COMPLETELY PAID FOR OUT OF OUR INITIATIVE FUNDS AND WE NEED TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THE PARAMETERS ARE FOR THAT, IS IT FOR AN ICE CREAM SOCIAL? IS IT FOR A LUNCH? IS IT FOR A CONCERT ON THE GREEN? IS IT FOR SANITIZERS? I ALSO THINK THE CURRENT AMOUNT IS HIGH AND I WOULD DEFINITELY BE IN FAVOR OF LOWERING IT, BUT NOT DOING AWAY WITH IT.

I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE ENGAGE WITH OUR RESIDENTS AND AS LONG AS THE MONEY GOES BACK TO THE COMMUNITY, THEN I DEFINITELY DON'T WANT TO DO AWAY WITH IT.

I WANT TO CONTINUE TO DO MY SCHOLARSHIPS AND WOULD LIKE TO ENHANCE IT TO FOUR, MAYBE INSTEAD OF TWO.

YOUR SCHOLARSHIP WAS A TWENTY FIVE, RIGHT? YOU'RE SAYING YOU WANT 10 VERSUS THE SIXTY FIVE THAT I.

THAT'S MORE THAN.

OK, LEAVING IT, BUT WE DO NEED GUIDANCE, AS HAS BEEN SAID TWICE ALREADY.

I'M JUST ECHOING THE SAME WORDS HERE.

WE DO NEED GUIDANCE AND PARAMETERS.

AND AS OF RIGHT NOW, BECAUSE OF THE WAY IT HAS BEEN USED, YOU KNOW, I WOULD SAY THAT SOME OF THE INITIATIVES THAT I'VE DONE WERE NOT PROPER.

AND IF I CAN SAY THAT AND OTHERS HAVE BEEN, I THINK IT'S IDENTIFYING WHICH ONES ARE GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY VERSUS POLITICKING TO OUR RESIDENTS.

COMMISSIONER GELIN.

WE SHOULD KEEP BUDGETED AMOUNT TO WHAT IT IS, AND I'M NOT SURE WHAT GUIDANCE IS NEEDED IF SOME PEOPLE NEED GUIDANCE AND I'M SURE THE CITY ATTORNEY AND THE CITY MANAGER CAN COME UP WITH SOME GUIDANCE.

BUT IF YOU HAVE A BUDGET OF MADAM MAYOR, COMMISSIONER INITIATIVES, AND OBVIOUSLY IT SHOULD BE USED FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE RESIDENTS OF THE COMMUNITY AND AND OF THE CITY IN GENERAL, UM, I DON'T I DON'T KNOW HOW INITIATIVE MONEY CAN BE USED FOR POLITICS, BUT IT'S IMPORTANT TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH RESIDENTS IN THE COMMUNITY, WHETHER THAT MEANS YOU DO IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA, WHETHER YOU DO A REGULAR MAILING OR WHETHER YOU HAVE EVENTS.

BUT IT'S PRETTY NORMAL FOR COMMISSIONER ELECTED OFFICIALS TO HAVE BUDGETED AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT IS ACTUALLY MANAGED AND SPENT BY STAFF AT OUR DIRECTION FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CITY.

SO I BELIEVE THE CITY MANAGER WAS WORKING ON A GUIDANCE OR POLICY OR SOMETHING.

CAN YOU ADDRESS THAT? UH.

IMAGINE.

YES, THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

WE ARE WORKING ON A CITY COMMISSION INITIATIVES POLICY FOR YOU TO REVIEW AND TO ADOPT ULTIMATELY SOME GUIDELINES FOR YOU TO GOVERN YOURSELVES.

HAVE YOU SEEN ANY ABUSE OF THE FUNDS THAT WERE ALLOCATED LAST YEAR? MS. MISSPEND, I WOULDN'T I WOULD NOT SAY THAT THERE WAS ANY ABUSE OF THE FUNDS OR MISSPENDING OF THE FUNDS, BUT I THINK WE HAVE TO EVALUATE WHAT THE DIFFERENCE IS BETWEEN INITIATIVES AND ACTUAL EVENTS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

AND IF WE'RE GOING TO DO INITIATIVES, AS I BELIEVE THAT THEY WERE INITIALLY CONCEIVED, I THINK THAT'S FINE.

IF WE'RE GOING TO DO EVENTS, THEN I THINK WE NEED TO RECONSIDER HOW WE DO THE EVENTS AND HOW WE BUDGET FOR THE EVENTS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

I MEAN, I JUST THINK WE NEED TO I MEAN, IT'S ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS, DEPENDING ON WHAT IT IS THAT YOU ARE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH AS INDIVIDUALS.

AND SO THERE WERE CERTAIN THINGS THAT HAPPENED THAT WERE EASY AND THERE WERE CERTAIN THINGS THAT HAPPENED THAT WERE HARD AND TOOK A LOT OF STAFF TIME.

AND I THINK WE JUST NEED TO DECIDE WHAT'S AN INITIATIVE AND WHAT'S AN EVENT.

AND IT'S IT'S I THINK, AS GREG SAID EARLIER, YOU KNOW, WE PUT THESE EVENTS FORWARD BASED ON THE FEEDBACK THAT WE GOT FROM YOU, BASED ON WHAT YOU THOUGHT THE COMMUNITY

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WANTED.

AND THESE EVENTS WERE WHAT WE THOUGHT YOU WANTED.

SO WHETHER THEY'RE THE EVENTS, WHETHER THEY'RE YOUR INITIATIVES, YOU KNOW, IF IT'S WHAT YOU WANT TO DO, WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO PUT THOSE EVENTS ON FOR YOU AND MAKE THEM SUCCESSFUL.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

I THINK I GOT EVERYBODY BASICALLY THERE IS NOT CONSENSUS TO REDUCE IT.

I'M GOING TO ASK THAT IF AT THE FIRST MEETING BACK OR AT LEAST BY THE SECOND MEETING BACK, WE HAVE OUR RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR WHAT OUR INITIATIVES ARE SUPPOSED TO BE GOING INTO CALENDAR YEAR TWENTY TWENTY ONE THROUGH TWENTY TWENTY TWO.

SO WE DON'T HAVE ANY ISSUES WITH.

USURPING STAFF'S TIME.

THERE ARE STILL THINGS THAT ARE OUT, WHETHER OR NOT THERE IS ACTUALLY A QUESTION FOR THE CITY ATTORNEY, IF THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS LOOKED INTO, IS THERE ANY WAY THAT IF ANYBODY GOES OVER THEIR INITIATIVE FUNDS BECAUSE THEY DON'T STAY WITHIN THE BUDGET, THAT.

THEY HAVE TO PAY FOR IT ON THEIR OWN, THE COMMISSIONER OR COMMISSIONER OR ANYBODY ON THE COMMISSION, IF PEOPLE DO IT JOINTLY, HAVE TO REPAY THE MONEY OR PAY FOR IT OUT OF THEIR OWN POCKETS.

I KNOW THAT THERE IS THIS BELIEF THAT JUST BECAUSE IT'S IN A IN A POCKET, IN A BANK ACCOUNT AND WE'RE NOT SPENDING IT ON THAT, WE CAN JUST UTILIZE IT ANOTHER TIME.

THE PROBLEM IS IT HOLDS UP THE ABILITY TO UTILIZE IT FOR CITY STAFF AND OTHER THINGS THAT THE CITY COMMISSION, THE CITY.

STAFF COULD BE DOING ON BEHALF OF THE CITY TO HELP THE CITY CONTINUE TO BE A GREAT PLACE TO BE.

SO ON THAT NOTE.

WE'LL MOVE FORWARD.

I THINK THERE'S NOTHING LEFT THAT DOESN'T MEAN WE HAVE.

DID WE HAVE CONSENSUS ABOUT NOT REDUCING IT? YES, YOU HAVE COMMISSIONER, BOLTON, COMMISSIONER, GELIN AND VICE MAYOR LOBO'S WISH TO KEEP IT AT THE CURRENT RATE.

OK, WELL, JUST FOR THE RECORD, I WOULD BE IN FAVOR OF LOWERING.

YES, IT WAS IT WAS DULY NOTED THAT COMMISSIONER PLACKO MYSELF.

I WAS FOR THE REDUCTION OF IT TO WHAT IT WAS.

WELL.

TO SOMETHING LOWER.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, JACK, WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO GET YOU DONE AND GET EVERYONE DONE IN THE NEXT 20 MINUTES.

WE'LL HAVE MORE ON THAT.

GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR, VICE MAYOR, QUESTIONERS.

YOU'RE IN LUCK.

I HAD A TWO HOUR PRESENTATION.

I CUT IT DOWN TO AN HOUR.

SO WE'RE GOING TO HEAR GOOD.

ACTUALLY, IF YOU GIVE ME JUST FORTY FIVE MINUTES INSTEAD, THAT.

ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT, SO NOW, ACTUALLY, I'M JUST GOING TO GO THROUGH THERE'S QUITE A FEW SLIDES, BUT I'M JUST GOING TO GLOSS OVER MOST OF THEM.

I'M JUST GOING TO HIT THE MODIFICATIONS, BUDGET MODIFICATIONS, WE WERE TOLD, TO KIND OF KEEP IT SHORT.

SO PUBLIC SERVICES, THE GENERAL FUND PORTION OF PUBLIC SERVICES IS JUST OVER 10 MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET.

THAT'S WHY 20 TO.

JUST NICE AERIAL PICTURES OF THE FACILITIES.

AND PUBLIC SERVICES ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

PUBLIC SERVICES, CURRENT PROJECTS UNDER TWENTY TWENTY ONE.

COVID RESPONSE.

NICE ACTION PICTURES OF SOME PEOPLE WORKING, OK, SO PROGRAM ON THIS PROGRAM IS OUR ANNUAL ARTIFICIAL TURF MAINTENANCE.

WE'VE BEEN MAINTAINING THE TURF FIELDS TODAY.

TODAY, WE'VE REALIZED THAT THE PROPER MAINTENANCE OF THE FIELDS REALLY TAKES SOME SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT AND SOME SPECIALIZED EXPERTIZE.

AND SO WE'VE DECIDED TO CONTRACT THIS OUT, TO HAVE A VENDOR COME IN THAT DOES THIS.

AND THAT'S ALL THEY DO AND THEY SPECIALIZE IN IT.

IT'LL HOPEFULLY INCREASE THE LONGEVITY, A LIFE SPAN OF THE TERM.

IT ALSO WILL HELP IT MAKING SURE THAT IT'S IT'S OPERATIONALLY SAFE AND PROPER BECAUSE THE INFILL PRODUCTS MOVE AND WE'VE BEEN KIND OF SWEEPING IT AND LEVELING IT OFF MYSELF.

BUT IT REALLY NEEDS SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT AND STUFF.

AND SO WE'VE DECIDED TO CONTRACT THIS OUT.

AND SO THIS IS THE PROGRAM THAT'S GOING TO COVER.

BUILDING MAINTENANCE TECH, AS WE WE'VE SPOKEN ABOUT, WE'VE DONE A LOT OF BUILDING PARKS AND BUILDINGS AND SO WE BASICALLY INCREASED OUR BUILDING SQUARE FOOTAGE BY 17 PERCENT.

I WILL BE 17 PERCENT WITHIN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS, WHICH RAISES OUR BUILDING SQUARE FOOTAGE TO JUST UNDER FIVE HUNDRED AND THIRTY THREE THOUSAND SQUARE FEET.

AND RIGHT NOW, WE HAVE FOUR BUILDING MAINTENANCE TAX.

WE'RE ASKING FOR A FIFTH USING AN INDUSTRY STANDARD INDUSTRY STANDARDS BESTMAN.

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IT RECOMMENDED PRACTICES.

WE COULD JUSTIFY SEVEN BUILDING MAINTENANCE TAX.

SO WE'RE ASKING FOR ONE MORE.

WE'RE ACTUALLY ONLY ASKING FOR SEVENTY ONE PERCENT OF WHAT THE INDUSTRY STANDARD SAID SAYS THAT YOU SHOULD HAVE FOUR SQUARE FOOTAGE.

BUT WE I THINK OUR GUYS DO A GREAT JOB.

THEY'RE VERY EFFICIENT.

BUT, YOU KNOW, YOU BUILD 17 PERCENT MORE BUILDINGS.

WE NEED ANOTHER PERSON TO TAKE CARE OF IT TO KEEP THE LEVEL OF SERVICE WHERE IT SAT.

SO THAT'S WHY WE'RE REQUESTING THAT.

OK, GROUNDS MAINTENANCE GROUNDSKEEPER, PRETTY MUCH THE SAME THING, YOU KNOW, WE'RE BUILDING NEW BUILDINGS AND WE'RE BUILDING NEW PARKS.

WE HAVE A HUNDRED AND EIGHTY ONE ACRES OF PARKS, RECREATION, ATHLETIC FIELDS.

AGAIN, AN INDUSTRY STANDARD ANALYSIS WOULD JUSTIFY TWENTY NINE POINT SIX FEET.

IF WE ADD THIS, ONE POSITION WILL BE AT TWENTY POINT FIVE.

SO WE'RE, AGAIN, ABOUT 70 PERCENT OF WHAT THE INDUSTRY STANDARD RECOMMENDATION IS.

SO WE'RE SHOWING THAT WE'RE WORKING FAIRLY EFFICIENTLY, BUT ADDING THIS MUCH, THIS MANY NEW FACILITIES AND STUFF IN ORDER TO KEEP THE LEVEL OF SERVICE AT THE STANDARD THAT OUR RESIDENTS EXPECT, WE NEED TO ADD THIS TO.

OK, IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS.

GENERAL FUND.

TWENTY TWO, YOU HAVE A COPY OF THIS, SO YOU REALLY DON'T NEED TO.

YOU CAN YOU CAN READ THAT TONIGHT WHILE YOU'RE BEFORE YOU GO TO BED.

ALL RIGHT.

STILL A LOT OF FUN.

FIVE TWENTY TWO.

IT'S JUST UNDER SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS.

SO MUCH FUN, SOME OF THE THINGS WE DO.

OK, SO AGAIN, PROGRAM ON STORMWATER MAINTENANCE, GATE ON STATION GATE MAINTENANCE.

WE'VE BEEN MAINTAINING THESE OURSELVES, BUT WE'VE RUN INTO CERTAIN PROBLEMS WHERE WE END UP CALLING SOMEBODY IN.

AND SO, AGAIN, SIMILAR TO LIKE THE TURF FIELDS, WE'VE DECIDED TO CONTRACT THE MAINTENANCE OF THE GATES OUT TO A SPECIALTY FIRM THAT DOES THIS ALL OVER THE TRI COUNTY AREA.

AND THEY HAVE THE EQUIPMENT AND THE EXPERTIZE.

SO IF THEY RUN INTO A CERTAIN PROBLEM, THEY CAN TAKE CARE OF IT.

WE WOULDN'T HAVE TO CALL OUT SOME SPECIALISTS OR WHATEVER.

AND SO WE'VE DECIDED TO CONTRACT THIS OUT ON AN ANNUAL BASIS.

AND AGAIN, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE FEEL IS VERY IMPORTANT.

THESE GATES ARE WHAT KEEPS US BETWEEN FLOODING AND NOT FLOODING.

PROGRAM, ANOTHER PROGRAM THAT IS FOR SERVICE WORKER, THE SERVICE WORKERS FOR A DELIVERY PROGRAM, AND I HAVE TO CORRECT JEFF, WE'RE NOT HAVING GUYS GOING OUT AND PICKING LITTER OUT OF THE CANALS.

WE DO THAT ANYWAYS ALREADY WITH OUR STORMWATER MAINTENANCE.

THIS IS TO PREVENT THE LITTER TO GET GET PICK IT UP IN THE RIGHT AWAY BEFORE IT GETS INTO OUR STORM DRAINS, INTO OUR CANALS, ET CETERA, ET CETERA, ET CETERA.

IT'S PART OF OUR A.D.S REQUIREMENTS, OUR STREET SWEEPER AS PART OF OUR OWN REQUIREMENTS BECAUSE IT COLLECTS POLLUTANTS AND WE TAKE THEM OFF THE ROAD BEFORE THEY GET WASHED DOWN INTO THE CATCH BASINS, ET CETERA.

AND SO THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE FEEL IT IS PART AND PARCEL OF STORMWATER REQUIREMENTS.

SO THIS WILL BE AN INITIATIVE THAT WILL START UP.

AND THAT'S WHY 20 TO IT'S IT'S KIND OF A SAD COMMENTARY ON TODAY'S SOCIETY THAT WE HAVE TO DO THIS.

I JUST I, I, I DAILY.

JUST FLABBERGASTED BY WHAT SOME PEOPLE THROW OUT JUST COMING HERE TODAY AT A STOPLIGHT, A GUY STOPS AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I LOOK IN THE REARVIEW MIRROR AND A.

MONSTER AND THOSE FLYING OUT THE WINDOW OUT INTO THE STREET BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T WANT IN THE SKY.

SO OUR STREETS ARE THEIR GARBAGE CANS.

SO I THINK WE WE NEED AND I DON'T KNOW IF WE CAN WORK WITH THE SCHOOLS AROUND AND STUFF THAT, YOU KNOW, WHEN I WAS GROWING UP, THEY USED TO HAVE A LOT OF DELIVERING AND NOT DELIVERING, BUT NOT LITTERING PROGRAMS AND STUFF, PUBLIC SERVICES, STUFF.

I DON'T KNOW IF WE CAN GET WHERE THE SCHOOLS OR WHATEVER AND TRY AND GET SOME KIND OF INITIATIVE GOING THERE BECAUSE IT'S JUST INSANE, THE STUFF THAT GETS DROPPED OUT ON.

THIS IS OUR SOLUTION TO HOPEFULLY TRY AND CLEAN UP THE CITY, WE KNOW WE DO A MONTHLY SWEEP, BUT ONCE A MONTH ISN'T GOING TO GET IT BECAUSE FOUR DAYS LATER IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE WE WERE THERE.

SO THIS WILL BE A DAILY OPERATION.

WE'RE GOING TO BE GOING THROUGHOUT THE CITY AND WE'LL JUST SEE HOW IT WORKS.

AND IT IT'LL IT'LL WORK CLOSELY, MONITOR IT, AND WE'LL FIGURE OUT IF THIS IS

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EXACTLY WHAT WE NEED OR WHETHER IT NEEDS TO BE EXPANDED FURTHER.

UTILITIES FLY 20 TO JUST UNDER FIFTY TWO MILLION DOLLARS.

OK, AGAIN, PROGRAM ON THE PROGRAM WE HAVE FOR UTILITIES IS THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT RISK AND RESILIENCY STUDY WE JUST COMPLETED THAT THIS IS REQUIRED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

WE COMPLETED THE STUDY AND OUR EMERGENCY PLAN.

AND OUT OF THAT STUDY, IT GENERATED A BUNCH OF IMPROVEMENTS, ALL KINDS OF IMPROVEMENTS, CYBER ATTACK AND IMPROVEMENTS, BECAUSE THE NEWS ON ISD SIX MONTHS AGO OR SO, A UTILITY UP IN THE TAMPA AREA WAS COMPROMISED AND SOMEBODY STARTED TAKING CONTROL OF THE ACTUAL WATER TREATMENT PLANT.

THEY CAN'T DO THAT.

AND THE CITY OF TAMARAC, BECAUSE WE HAVE A PHYSICAL BREAK BETWEEN OUTSIDE AND INSIDE SKARA SYSTEMS. WE DON'T WE DON'T HAVE OPERATORS ABLE TO CONTROL THINGS FROM THEIR HOME.

THEY HAVE TO COME TO THE WATER PLAN AND CONTROL BECAUSE JUST BECAUSE OF THAT, BECAUSE WE NEED THAT PHYSICAL BREAK, THEY WERE VERY LUCKY AND UP IN TAMPA AREA THAT THEY HAD A FAIRLY GOOD OPERATOR THAT NOTICED SOMETHING WAS VERY, VERY WRONG IN THEIR TREATMENT PROCESS.

AND HE CAUGHT IT BEFORE IT GOT OUT OF THE PLANT.

BUT IT COULD HAVE BEEN A REALLY NASTY SITUATION.