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GOOD MORNING LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. WE'RE GOING TO CALL OUR APRIL 8TH MEETING TO ORDER. HOPE EVERYBODY HAD A GREAT WEEKEND. AND IF WE WILL ALL RISE FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE BY VICE MAYOR JEFF FLOCK TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS ONE NATION UNDER GOD INDIVISIBLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL. MANKIND FOR THAT WORLD ALL DAY. YES SHE DID ALL THESE BEAUTIFUL MIKES THAT ARE JUST RIGHT HERE OUT SETTING US OFF OUR GAME. SO WOULD YOU PLEASE ROLL CALL COMMISSIONER BOLTON GOOD MORNING COMMISSIONER GALEN HERE. GOOD MORNING COMMISSIONER FISHMAN. GOOD MORNING. VICE MAYOR FLACCO GOOD MORNING.

MAYOR GOMEZ GOOD MORNING. ALL RIGHT. WE'VE DONE OUR PLEDGE SO WE WILL NOW ASK THE SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SANDY MICHAEL DIRECTOR I GUESS SANDY MICHAEL MCDONALD TO

[1. Presentation on Broward County Local Small Business Enterprise Program and County Business Enterprise Program]

COME ON UP AND I'M NOT SURE IF OUR COUNTY COMMISSIONER MICHAEL DEAN WILL BE COMING OR JUST SAYING GOOD MORNING. GOOD MORNING. QUESTION WELL I APPRECIATE THAT YOU ARE. WELL WE'RE GLAD THAT YOU'RE HERE. SO WE'RE HERE FOR A PRESENTATION ON BROWARD COUNTY LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM AND COUNTY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING HERE TODAY. THANK YOU MAYOR VICE MAYOR COMMISSIONERS GOOD MORNING. GOOD MORNING. SO AGAIN MY NAME IS SANDY MCDONALD AND I'M THE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC AND SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT. MAYOR I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH TIME YOU WANT ME TO TAKE THIS. THIS IS ONE OF MY PRESENTATIONS WHERE I CAN GIVE YOU THE 15 MINUTE SPIEL THE 30 MINUTE SPIEL OR THE 45. SO I DON'T WANT TO TAKE UP TOO MUCH OF YOUR TIME. SO ALL THE DETAILS THAT WE NEED RIGHT. YES. OK. SO WHAT I'M GOING TO ATTEMPT TO DO THIS MORNING COMMISSION I'M GOING TO SHARE SOME INFORMATION ABOUT OUR OFFICE THE OFFICE OF ECONOMICS SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND THEN I'LL GET INTO THE MEAT OF MY PRESENTATION WHICH WILL GIVE YOU MORE DETAILS AND INFORMATION ABOUT THE SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM WE RUN FOR THE COUNTY ON BEHALF OF ALL OF OUR CITIES ABOUT OH YES VDI. HERE'S OUR BACKGROUND IN TERMS OF WHAT WE ATTEMPT TO DO AND HOW WE TRIED TO DO THE OUTREACH AS GOVERNOR AND GIVEN TO US AS AN ASSIGNMENT BY OUR COUNTY COMMISSION. THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE'D LIKE TO REMIND OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS INCLUDING OUR MUNICIPALITIES ABOUT WHAT IS SAID AND DONE IT'S NOT HAPPENSTANCE. THE COUNTY COMMISSION HAS CHALLENGED AND CHARGED OUR OFFICE WITH THESE GOALS AND WITH THIS MISSION TO ASSURE NOT ONLY THAT WE EVENTUALLY GET TO THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL OF OUR RESIDENTS OUR TOURISTS AND OUR RESIDENTS AND OUR BUSINESSES BUT THAT WE HAVE A PROGRAM THAT AFFORDS US THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET THEIR OUR LINES OF BUSINESS AS THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC A SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT. WE HAVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE. WE HAVE THE SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIVISION AND WE HAVE OUR COMMUNITY RELATIONS AND OUTREACH DIVISION ALL THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SIZE HERE THE KEY THINGS THAT WE ACTUALLY DO. MANY OF YOU MAY BE AWARE OUR PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNER FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SIDE IS THE GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE ALLIANCE THE GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE ALLIANCE ON BEHALF OF YOU ME AND THE COUNTY THEY COVER EIGHT TARGET INDUSTRIES. BUT OUTSIDE OF THAT ALL THE OTHER INDUSTRIES ALL THE OTHER NIGHTS KOSOVO NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CODES THAT YOU AND I DEAL WITH ON A DAILY BASIS. THAT'S REALLY UP TO OUR OFFICE IN ALL OF OUR CITIES SO WE TRY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN BE AS SUPPORTIVE AS POSSIBLE IN MANY OF THE AREAS OUTSIDE OF THE TARGET AREAS THAT ARE COVERED BY THE ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL TRADE. WE'RE STARTING TO DO MUCH MORE WITH INTERNATIONAL TRADE AS AN OFFICE. WE'RE GETTING READY TO GO INTO OUR FOURTH YEAR OF FITZY OUR FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND CULTURAL EXPO. LAST YEAR WE HAD ABOUT 52 COUNTRIES TO COME TO BROWARD THAT'S CONVENTION CENTER. AND IT'S NOT JUST THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET IS MAKING SURE THAT OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES ALSO UNDERSTAND THE NATIONAL MARKET AND UTILIZING ONE OF OUR PROGRAMS WHICH IS ELEVEN STEPS TO EXPORTING WE CAN AID ANY BUSINESS IN BROWARD AND UNDERSTANDING AND WORKING WITH THE STATE AS WELL AS THE FEDERAL PROGRAM FOR EXPORTING. SO THAT'S ANOTHER ONE OF THE OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH OUR OFFICE ON THE SMALL BUSINESS SIDE. WE HAVE OUR CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS CURRENTLY AND WE'RE GOING TO REALLY DRILL DOWN LATER ON OUR LOCAL PROGRAM WHICH IS THE SBA SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE C.B. COUNTY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE AND WE ALMOST WENT MINIATURE MINISTER THE FEDERAL AND FEDERAL PROGRAM DBC DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE AND AC DC AIRPORT CONCESSIONS DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE. AND I'LL TELL YOU MORE ABOUT THAT. BUT BOTH OF THOSE ARE TIED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. BUT FOR OUR LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM AND IT WAS MOST RECENTLY AMENDED IT WAS AMENDED IT'S CALLED THE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY ACT 2012 AS AMENDED. MAY 8TH 2018. SO OUR SBA IS THE SMALLEST OF OUR TWO SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS. SO THE SB IS MY SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE. THIS IS WHERE COUNTY PROCUREMENT FOR ALL GOODS MATERIALS AND SERVICES UNDER TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS. WE USE THE SBA E PROGRAM IS REALLY A SHELTERED MARKET

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OPPORTUNITY THAT JUST SIMPLY SAYS THAT WHEN A COUNTY AGENCY IS LOOKING TO PROCURE THAT GOOD MATERIAL OR SERVICE IF I HAVE AT LEAST TO CERTIFY SMALL FIRMS AND WE'LL TALK ABOUT CERTIFICATION SHORTLY IN OUR DIRECTORY THEN I CAN DEEM THAT SOLICITATION AS SHELTON MARKET. NOW IT ALLOWS THE COUNTY TO IT TO EVERYONE BUT AS AN ENTICEMENT AND IT'S A SUPPORTIVE PROGRAM HOPING THAT AT LEAST ONE CERTIFIED BUSINESS WOULD RESPOND. BUT EVEN IF THEY RESPOND THEY STILL HAVE TO RESPOND RESPONSIBLY RESPONSIBLY AND RESPONSIBLY TO THE POINT THAT AT THE END OF THE DAY WE'RE STILL NOT GOING TO WAIT TO PAY MORE. IT'S JUST THE IDEAL OF EXTENDING THAT INVITATION. AND IF I HAVE AT LEAST TWO THAT ARE RESPONSIVE AND RESPONSIBLE THE COUNTY IS GOING TO GO WITHIN ONE OF THOSE TWO. THAT'S THE SHELTON MARKET FOR OUR SMALLEST OF BUSINESSES. IT ACTUALLY MEANS THAT THE PERSONAL NET WORTH OF THE OWNER IS A MILLION THREE OR LESS NOT COUNTING THEIR PRIMARY RESIDENCE BUT ALL OF THEIR OTHER PERSONAL NET WORTH. WE JUST ADOPTED THE SBA RULE FOR THE PERSONAL NETWORK AND THEN FOR THE EMPLOYEES THE SMALLEST OF THE BUSINESSES IS 15 EMPLOYEES OR LESS TO BE AN SBA E AND OUR PROGRAM STIPULATES THAT THREE MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR OVER THREE YEARS. AVERAGE FOR CONSTRUCTION SERVICES IF YOU IN CONTRACTUAL SERVICES YOUR BUSINESS CAN MAKE A MILLION DOLLARS OR LESS ON AN AVERAGE OVER THREE YEARS. AND IF YOU HAVE PROFESSIONAL CONSULTING SERVICES YOUR BUSINESS CAN MAKE A HALF A MILLION DOLLARS OR LESS AVERAGING OVER THREE YEARS AND YOU QUALIFY FOR THE PROGRAM. BUT ANYTIME AN SBA E MIGHT GRADUATE BEYOND THOSE NUMBERS AS A SMALL BUSINESS ON A REVENUE SIDE THEY'RE AUTOMATICALLY GRADUATING TO OUR LARGEST OF THE TWO SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS WHICH IS THE CB THE COUNTY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE AND MOST OF OUR FIRMS AS YOU'LL SEE LATER ON THEY COME INTO THE PROGRAM ROUGHLY AT A CBT STATUS SOME ARE CBN SBA BUT MOSTLY COME IN AS A CB AND A CBE AGAIN IS FOR ALL THE COUNTY CONTRACTS OVER TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND. WE HAVE A PROGRAM BY WHICH THE COUNTY THEN TAKES A LOOK AT GOAL SETTING AND I'LL SHARE MORE ABOUT THE GOAL SETTING WHICH IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR WHATEVER A PRIME CONTRACTOR MIGHT WIN A SMALL BUSINESS WILL HAVE TO THEN BE UTILIZED AS SUBCONTRACTORS ON THAT CONTRACT AGAIN FOR PERSONAL NET WORTH EVEN FOR MY CBE FIRMS IS A MILLION THREE OR LESS TO BE A CBE. THIS IS NORMALLY A FIRM THAT HAS AT LEAST UNDER 25 EMPLOYEES AND THEN THE AVERAGE GROSS THIS WAS CHANGED IN MAY OF LAST YEAR. IT USED TO BE 5 MILLION FOR ALL SERVICES THE COUNTY SAW FIT TO TAKE CONSTRUCTION UP TO 9 MILLION. SO NOW AN AVERAGE OF 9 MILLION OR LESS OVER THREE YEARS. IF ALL OTHER SERVICES 5 MILLION OR LESS OVER 3 YEARS WITHIN QUALIFY YOU TO BE A COUNTY CBE PROGRAM HOW YOU QUALIFY IS REALLY NOWADAYS A GEOGRAPHIC PROGRAM. ROBERT IS COMMITTED TO BUSINESSES THAT ARE IN BROWARD. SO IF YOU CAN DEMONSTRATE THAT YOU'VE BEEN IN BROWARD AT LEAST ONE YEAR THAT MEANS YOU HAVE A CITY BUSINESS LICENSE TAX RECEIPTS YOU'VE GOT A COUNTY BUSINESS LICENSE TAX RECEIPT AND YOU CAN DEMONSTRATE A CONSISTENT OPERATING PRESENCE FOR AT LEAST A YEAR THAT'S A PORTION OF MEETING THE ELIGIBILITY. IN ADDITION TO THE ELIGIBILITY OF COURSE WE JUST WENT THROUGH IT THE PERSONAL NET WORTH MUST BE IN PLACE AND THE REVENUE SIZE OF THE COMPANY MUST ALSO BE IN PLACE. AND WE ALSO LIKE TO SAY THAT THE COMPANY MUST DEMONSTRATE THAT THEY'RE ACTIVELY PROVIDING A GOOD MATERIAL A SERVICE THAT WE LOOK AT AS A USEFUL FUNCTION AND A USEFUL FUNCTION FOR BROWARD. IS ANY OF THE GOODS MATERIAL AND SERVICES THAT WE PROCURE WE'D LIKE TO REMIND FOLKS AS A COUNTY 13 SQUARE MILES ONE POINT NINE MILLION RESIDENTS ARE REGISTERED TO SUNDAY AS APPROXIMATELY SIXTY NINE THOUSAND PLUS BUSINESSES AS A COUNTY. WE LIKE TO REMIND THEM WE BUY A LOT AS BROWARD. WE HAVE AN AIRPORT. WE HAVE A SEA PORT. WE HAVE TRANSPORTATION WE HAVE OUR PARKS WE HAVE OUR ROADS. WE BUY A LOT BUT WE UNFORTUNATELY DON'T BUY EVERYTHING. BUT BASED ON YOUR GOOD MATERIALS SERVICE WE ENCOURAGE BUSINESSES TO CHECK WITH US TO SEE HOW OFTEN OR HOW REGULAR WE MIGHT BUY YOUR GOOD MATERIAL OR SERVICE AND BARE MINIMUM FOR FREE GET REGISTERED AS A COUNTY VENDOR AND YOU CAN BEGIN TO IMMEDIATELY JUST PARTICIPATE IN THAT PROCUREMENT PROCESS. BUT IF THESE ELIGIBILITY OR THESE CRITERIA IS THEN FIT YOU AND IF YOU THEN WANT TO BE CONSIDERED AS A SMALL BUSINESS WE ASK THEM TO TAKE THE STEPS THAT WE JUST WENT THROUGH FOR ABOUT THE LAST FIVE MINUTES THE FEDERAL PROGRAM. THIS IS UP UNDER THE 49 CFR DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. SO ANY TIME WE TOUCH THAT'S MONEY. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WE'RE HELD BOUND BY THEIR FEDERAL PROGRAM WHICH IS THE DB A DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE AND AC DC FOR ALL OF THOSE RETAILERS THE STORE IS THE KIOSKS THAT YOU SEE IN THE AIRPORT AND MANY OF US USE WHEN WE'RE COMING AND GOING. THAT'S THE AIRPORT CONCESSIONS DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE AND THEIR NUMBERS AS A FEDERAL PROGRAM IS A LITTLE HIGHER. SO THE NET WORTH IS STILL THE SAME BECAUSE WE ALL ADOPTED THE SBA BUT YOU CAN BE A DVD BUSINESS AND YOU CAN DO AN AVERAGE OF 23 MILLION ALMOST 24 MILLION A YEAR OVER THREE YEARS. YOU CAN

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BE AN AC DC AND DO UPWARDS OF 56 MILLION AND BE AN ACTUAL PROGRAM. THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EXCLUSIVELY FOR WOMEN AND MINORITY BUSINESSES. SO THAT'S THEIR PUSH AS A PART OF DEAL T ALL OF THE PROJECTS FROM HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRANSPORTATION AND AVIATION STARTS WITH A NINE POINT NINE PERCENT GOAL. BUT THERE'S A PROCESS THAT WE ALL GO THROUGH EVERY THREE YEARS THAT YOU THEN GET TO TAKE YOUR DATA OR RECENT DISPARITY STUDY AND YOU GET TO THEN DETERMINE THROUGH A METHODOLOGY WHAT YOUR LOCAL GOAL WILL BE. IT HAS TO THEN BE APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION BUT THAT'S YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE WHAT MIGHT BE SOMETIMES A NINE OR 10 PERCENT GOAL AND BASED ON PROJECTS ALONE OR IMPORTANTLY BASED ON BUSINESSES THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO DO THE WORK. THAT GOAL CAN INCREASE TO 10 15 OR 20. BUT AGAIN FOR THIS FEDERAL PROGRAM WE'RE FOLLOWING ALL OF THEIR REGS AND WE ACTUALLY MONITORED ANNUALLY BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WE BELONG TO DISTRICT 4. BENEFITS THE CERTIFICATION IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE TRY TO PUSH WHEN I'M SPEAKING TO MY SMALL BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUAL CITIES AS WELL AS OUR CHAMBERS. WE RECOGNIZE THE MORE THAT THE COUNTY CAN DO WITH BUSINESSES THAT ARE ALREADY THAT'S IT AND INVEST IT AND OUR COMMUNITY SERVES A PURPOSE. THEY'RE ALREADY HERE AND IF THEY'RE HERE THAT MEANS THEY'RE IN ONE OF THE 31 CITIES THEY'RE ALREADY DOING THE BUSINESS CITY TAX RECEIPT THEY'RE ALREADY HIRING EMPLOYEES ARE ALREADY DOING COMMERCE ON A DAILY BASIS WHETHER IT'S PARKING WHERE THERE'S MORE TO THE GROCERY STORE WHETHER IT'S GOING TO GET LUNCH OR TO THE COFFEE SHOP YOU KNOW BETTER THAN I AS AN INDIVIDUAL CITY WHAT THE IMPACTS OF BUSINESSES ARE ON YOUR COMMUNITY. BROWARD GETS IT BROWARD RECOGNIZES THAT WE DO APPROXIMATELY SIX HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR IN PROCUREMENT AND THAT'S PRIMARILY WITHOUT ANY SPECIAL PROJECTS. SO FOR THAT SIX HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR BROUWER SAYS IT MAKES SENSE TO AT LEAST LOOK COMPETITIVELY NO AUTOMATICS NO FREEBIES BUT IT JUST MAKES SENSE TO AT LEAST LOOK TO SEE IF COMPETITIVELY WE HAVE LOCAL BUSINESSES IN THE COUNTY THAT CAN PROVIDE THAT SERVICE AND IF THEY CAN'T PROVIDE IT EVEN AS A PRIME PRIMARY CONTRACTOR MAYBE AT LEAST A PERCENTAGE OF WHAT HAS TO BE DONE CAN BE DONE WITH OUR LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES CERTIFIED SMALL BUSINESSES.

THIS IS HOW WE CURRENTLY STAND. THIS IS MY CHALLENGE AS WELL AS MY OPPORTUNITY.

SEABEES I HAVE FIVE HUNDRED EIGHTY NINE SBA EASE I HAVE 446 INDIVIDUALS SINGLE BUSINESSES I HAVE FIVE EIGHTY NINE YES I HAVE SOME SEABEES THAT ARE SBA ESE I HAVE SOME SBA THAT ARE SEABEES I EVEN HAVE SOME SEABEES THAT ARE DVD AND AC DC AND I CALL THAT ALPHABET SOUP SO I TEACH THIS COURSE FOR THE AMERICAN CONTRACT COMPLIANCE EACH YEAR FOR ALL OF THE MIGHT BE WOMEN OWNED MINORITY OWNED DIVERSITY OWNED AND FEDERAL PROGRAMS AND EVEN I GET DIZZY WHEN I'M DOING MY WORKSHOP WITH ALL THE ACRONYMS. BUT FOR US WE'LL JUST KEEP IT TO THE FOUR LOCAL SBA AND CBP FEDERAL DV AND A DVD AND THAT'S THE NUMBER THAT I REALLY WANT TO GROW. THAT'S THE NUMBER THAT WE'RE REALLY ATTEMPTING TO GROW CERTIFIED FIRMS IN TEMORA. CURRENTLY I HAVE 11 OF YOUR FIRMS IN THIS CITY WHO ARE CERTIFIED WITH MY SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM AND ACTUALLY ALL OF YOU HAVE A COPY OF THOSE FIRMS BY NAME AND I HAVE A FEW OF THEM WHO WILL BE HOPEFULLY WE KNOWING AS WE GO INTO THE NEXT TWO OR THREE MONTHS. BUT THE OTHER HANDFUL IS THE END OF THE YEAR AND A COUPLE INTO 20 SO COMMUNITY RELATIONS OUTREACH IS ALSO ONE OF THE REASONS THAT I'M HERE TODAY OTHER THAN THE EXTENDED INVITATION THAT CAME FROM THIS COMMISSION AND THE MAYOR AND THEY'RE THE GROUP WHO TRIES TO MAKE SURE THAT 31 CITIES WITH OUR CHAMBERS WITH OUR BUSINESS COMMUNITIES AND WE'RE SERIOUS WHEN WE SAY IF ANY ORGANIZATION OR GROUP TO PEOPLE IF YOU HAVE TWO PEOPLE IN A ROOM AND YOU NEED TO KNOW OUR INFORMATION WILL COME. A LOT OF THE ACTIVITY THAT WE DO DOWN ON ANDREW'S DOWNTOWN WE'LL COME OUT TO ANY COMMUNITY ON A REGULAR BASIS ON A CONSISTENT BASIS. STAFF GETS IT. I HAVE ONE STAFF IN A ROOM. SHE'S RELATIVELY NO SHE MIGHT NOT KNOW IT YET BUT THIS IS WHAT THEY DO. THEIR JOB IS TO MAKE SURE WE CAN GET BROADER INFORMATION IN FRONT OF US IN FRONT OF AS MANY RESIDENTS BECAUSE WE SPEAK ABOUT OUR ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM. BUT JUST AS IMPORTANT AS MANY BUSINESSES AS POSSIBLE AND WE'LL COME TO ANY SCENARIO ANY SITUATION TO TRY TO DO SO COMMUNITY RELATIONS OUTREACH IS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR RESOURCE AND REFERRALS AND OUR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE. I AM SIX YEARS OLD IN BROWARD AS THE DIRECTOR OF THIS UPCOMING MAY WHEN I GOT HERE OFFICE WAS A VERY GOOD CERTIFICATION OFFICE. WE COULD CERTIFY YOU WE CAN REALLY GET THE APPLICATIONS DONE IN 30 DAYS AND WE COULD WISH YOU WELL. WELL WE'VE ATTEMPTED TO DO THE LAST FOUR YEARS BEYOND CERTIFICATION IS TO BEGIN TO DEVELOP BUSINESSES HOW DO WE REALLY DECIDE HOW TO CAN WE REALLY OFFER SUPPORT AND ASSESSING OF THE BUSINESS TO HELP DEVELOP AND GROW THE

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BUSINESS. AND IN MANY CASES START OFF WITH SUSTAINING THE BUSINESS IN ORDER TO TAKE IT A PAY TAKE A LOOK AND A PATH TO DEVELOP AND GROW THE BUSINESS. SO OUTREACH IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT IN TERMS OF NOT JUST DISSEMINATING INFORMATION BUT WHEN WE GET BUSINESSES BACK IN TO HELP US WITH THE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND TRAINING AND TO BRING IN THE INDUSTRY EXPERTS TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES IN BROWARD COUNTY A TARGETED OUTREACH IS ONE THOSE UNIQUE THINGS THAT WE DO. THE COMMISSION ALSO JUST PASSED THIS PAST MAY THAT WHEN I'M DEALING WITH PROCUREMENT IN MY PROCUREMENT DIRECTOR LOOKED AT ME STRANGE WHEN THE COMMISSIONERS APPROVED IT. THERE ARE SOME SCENARIOS WHERE WE DON'T HAVE ANY BUSINESSES IN THE DIRECTOR FOR THE GOOD MATERIALS SERVICE WE WERE LOOKING TO APPROVE. SO I HAVE TO SAY NO GO NO GO OUT TO BID OR I SAY NO RESERVE GO OUT TO BID. WELL COMMISSIONER GALLO WITH THE UNANIMOUS SUPPORT OF THE REMAINING COMMISSIONERS SAYING HEY WE WANT A 30 DAY. SO THAT MEANS WHENEVER I GET TO A NO GO WHEN I DON'T HAVE A BUSINESS THEY WANT ME TO TAKE AN ADDITIONAL 30 DAYS TO SEE WITH OUR CITIES IF WE CAN IDENTIFY A BUSINESS OR BUSINESSES THAT MIGHT BE ELIGIBLE. AGAIN JUST TRYING TO MAKE SURE EVERY SINGLE OPPORTUNITY IS EXHAUSTED WHERE YOU CAN GIVE LOCAL BUSINESSES THAT ARE ALREADY IN BROWARD. THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN PROCUREMENT THAT BROUWER HAS TO PROCURE ANYWAY IS NOT LIKE A STRANGER WAS NEW GOODS MATERIAL AND SERVICES WE HAVE TO BUY ANYWAY SO WHY NOT AT LEAST CONSIDER IF THERE'S LOCAL BUSINESSES THAT WE CAN PROCURE IT FROM AGAIN NOT PAYING MORE. JUST THE IDEAL OF MAKING SURE THAT THEY CAN BE COMPETITIVELY A PART OF THE PROCESS PARTNERSHIP AND SUPPORT ONE OF OUR KEY THINGS AS WE DO A NEWSLETTER CALLED THE BALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE WEEKLY. WE TRY NOT TO KILL PEOPLE'S E-MAIL WITH A WHOLE BUNCH OF INFORMATION BUT EVERY WEDNESDAY AROUND 6 O'CLOCK WE SEND OUT OUR BALL THE BALL GIVES YOU ALL THE TIPS AND ALL THE INFORMATION FROM OUR OFFICE. WE INCLUDE TAMARACK AND THE OTHER 30 CITIES IN OUR BALL WE ALWAYS THIS YEAR PROCUREMENT ACTIVITIES OR BARE MINIMUM THE LINK WHERE BUSINESSES CAN FIND OUT A BUNCH OF PROCUREMENT ACTIVITY WE DO THAT WITH ALL OF OUR CITIES AND WE JUST TRY TO MAKE SURE THAT FOLKS ARE ALSO AWARE OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND TRAININGS AND WORKSHOPS THAT ARE ACTUALLY COMING UP. OTHER PARTNERSHIPS SUPPORT SIMILAR TO HIS WORKSHOP TODAY. MANY COMMUNITIES BRING US SAND TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN EXPLAIN TO THEIR COMMISSION AS WELL AS THEIR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OR ANY OF THEIR OTHER OFFICE OFFICES ABOUT OUR SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM. WE'VE DONE JOINT WORKSHOPS WITH MANY OF OUR CITIES WHO ARE JUST HOSTING EVENTS THEMSELVES. WE ALWAYS ARE WILLING TO COME OUT. WE ALWAYS MAKE SURE CITIES ARE AWARE OF OUR EVENTS SO THAT THEY CAN MAKE SURE THEIR BUSINESSES KNOW AS WELL.

THAT'S THE COLLABORATION WE'RE LOOKING FOR FROM EVERY CITY. BARE MINIMUM WHETHER A CITY DECIDES OR NOT. AS I GET READY GO ON TO THE NEXT FEW SLIDES. WHAT THEY'LL DO AROUND THE IDEA OF A LOCAL BIDDERS PREFERENCE. THE KEY IS YOU DO HAVE A COUNTY WE ARE PART OF A COUNTY WHO IS EXTENDING THAT INVITATION THAT FOR WHAT WE PROCURE WE WANT THE BUSINESSES IN OUR CITIES IF IS THEIR DESIRE AND WE GET IT EVERYONE DOESN'T WANT TO DO BUSINESS WITH GOVERNMENT. I CERTAINLY GET IT. BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY IF THAT'S YOUR CHOICE WE WANT TO BECOME A POTENTIAL CLIENT FOR ANY BUSINESS THAT'S INTERESTED IN BROWARD COUNTY PROCUREMENT CITY TOWARD THESE ARE THE CITIES I VISITED AS OF TODAY WITH WITH YOU GUYS ON IT I DID HAVE A VERY GOOD MEETING I BELIEVE A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO WITH YOUR STAFF WHEN WE TALKED ABOUT THE INFORMATION WE'RE SHARING TODAY AND MORE AND I HAVE MET SOME OF YOUR STAFF PREVIOUSLY ANYWAY SO I'M A VERY GOOD RELATIONSHIP AS A START AND I MADE SURE THAT THEY UNDERSTOOD THAT ANYTHING THEY'RE DOING THAT THEY NEED US. AND AGAIN IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE ON ANDREW'S YOU DON'T HAVE TO COME DOWNTOWN. WE WILL COME OUT AND SUPPORT ANY EVENT AND ACTIVITY AND ALWAYS MAKE OUR INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO THIS COMMISSION AND TO THE STAFF AT ANYTIME CHAMBER OF COMMERCE VISITS TRYING TO GET AROUND TO ALL OF OUR CHAMBER SHARING THE SAME INFORMATION. THIS IS WHERE I ALWAYS HAVE TO BE CAREFUL. BUT I ALSO PUT THE EMPHASIS THE COUNTY BUYS A LOT YOU KNOW WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT A LOT OF OUR CHAMBER MEMBERS WE DON'T BUY EVERYTHING BUT WE ALSO MAKE SURE THAT WE GIVE OUR PRESENTATIONS TO OUR CHAMBERS BUT WE ALSO WANT TO UNDERSTAND THOUGH I DO A LOT OF FOCUSING ON THE SMALL BUSINESS THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SIDE OF THE OFFICE ALSO CAN HELP. CHAMBER MEMBERS AND FOLKS ARE TALKING ABOUT ENGAGING COMMERCIAL PROPERTY AND WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT BUSINESS PLANS AND STRATEGY YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT DOING THE 30 YEAR BUSINESS YOU WANT TO REVISIT. WE ALSO ARE PART OF THE KAUFFMAN IS FAST TRACK INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM FOR ENTREPRENEURS SO WE CAN HELP YOU TAKE AN INTENTIONAL LOOK AT YOUR BUSINESS WHILE FOCUSING ON GROWING YOUR BUSINESS. SO THERE'S OTHER THINGS OTHER THAN COUNTY PROCUREMENT THAT WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO ASSIST OTHER BUSINESSES WITH ESPECIALLY CHAMBER MEMBERS. SO IF NOTHING ELSE WE TELL CHAMBERS USE US AS YOUR LEVERAGE FOR THE GOODS MATERIAL SERVICES THAT WE'RE LOOKING TO PROCURE AT SOME OF YOUR MEMBERS MAY BE A PART OF YOUR CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP FOR WITH ADDITIONAL SERVICES WE OFFER AND EVERYTHING AS YOU CAN IMAGINE AS A CITY GOVERNMENT. EVERYTHING I'VE JUST GOT TO DESCRIBING IS FREE BUT IT'S NOT FREE. IT'S FREE BECAUSE THERE'S NO FEE TO ATTEND ANYTHING THAT'S ON OUR WEB SITE. IT'S NOT FREE BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY EVERY SINGLE RESIDENT AND BUSINESS COMMUNITY HAVE ALREADY PAID FOR IT. SO WE TELL FOLKS TO COME GET THE INFORMATION YOU'VE ALREADY PAID FOR. SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL OF OUR CHAMBER NETWORKS THROUGHOUT BROWARD UNDERSTAND USE US IF YOU NEED TO USE US OR LEVERAGE US TO GROW YOUR MEMBERSHIP DO SO BECAUSE THERE MAY BE

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THINGS WE'RE DOING AT THE COUNTY AS SOME OF YOUR MEMBERS MIGHT HAVE INTERESTED. SO THEN YOU HAVE THAT YOU HAVE OUR LINKS YOU HAVE US. AND AGAIN WE WILL ALSO BE THERE IN ATTENDANCE. THE ONLY THING OUTSIDE OF ASKING CITIES TO PARTNER WITH US IN TERMS OF COLLABORATING SHARING OUR INFORMATION LETTING US SHARE YOUR INFORMATION IS WE'RE ASKING CITIES TO CONSIDER SIMILAR TO BROWARD NOT A SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM. I WHEN I LEFT MICHIGAN WHEN I LEFT D.C. I'VE NEVER ASKED MY COMMUNITIES THAT WORK WITH TO DO SMALL BUSINESS JUST ASK THEM TO TAKE A LOOK AT THEIR PROCUREMENT AND EVERYONE HAS A RIGHT TO DECIDE WHAT'S BEST FOR THEIR OWN COMMUNITY. BUT WHEN LOOKING AT YOUR PROCUREMENT CONSIDER WOULD IT FAVOR YOUR COMMUNITY IF YOU DID SOME FORM OF A LOCAL BIDDERS PREFERENCE THAT WOULD JUST ENCOURAGE YOUR BUSINESSES TO BE A PART OF A COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY. NATHAN FREE TO MAKE SURE THAT IF YOU HAD TO PROCURE A GOOD MATERIAL ANYWAY THAT YOU TOOK A LOOK AT THE BUSINESSES IN YOUR COMMUNITY WHAT WOULD EXCITE ME AS THE COUNTY'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR EVEN MORE THAN THE SMALL BUSINESS DIRECTOR. WHAT IF I HAD 31 CITIES WHO RESPECTFULLY TRIED TO USE THE WORD PROPERLY DECIDED INITIALLY I MIGHT BE SELFISH FOR THE THINGS WE BUY AS INDIVIDUAL CITIES COMPETITIVELY. IF I CAN FIND THE RIGHT PRICE POINT IN MY COMMUNITY WITH THE VENDOR IN MY COMMUNITY COMPETITIVELY I'M SHOP MY COMMUNITY. BUT I ALSO RECOGNIZE AS A CITY IF I COULDN'T FIND THAT GOOD MATURE SERVICE IN MY COMMUNITY IT MAKES SENSE FOR ME TO LOOK INTO MY NEIGHBORING COMMUNITY AND ASK PEOPLE TO SAY WELL WHAT WOULD I LOOK AT MY NEIGHBORING COMMUNITIES BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE THE BUSINESS IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND MAYBE WANT TO TELL YOUR RESIDENTS WORK IN THE COMMUNITY NEXT DOOR THAT HAS A CHANCE TO BID AND THEY WIN THE BID. THAT'S STILL DOLLARS COMING BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY BASED ON A RESIDENT'S OPPORTUNITY BUT AGAIN WITHOUT DOING IT WITHOUT PAYING MORE WITHOUT UN PROCUREMENTS ON BEHALF WITHOUT EXTENDING THE TIME DON'T WANT TO WASTE TIME DON'T WANT TO WASTE MONEY. BUT IF YOU COULD FIND WITHIN YOUR PROGRAM STRUCTURE TO CREATE A LOCAL BUSINESS PREFERENCE THAT EXCITES AND ENCOURAGES SMALL BUSINESSES TO PARTICIPATE IN YOUR PROCUREMENT GOOD THAT'S WHAT WE ENCOURAGE CITIES TO CONSIDER A FEW OF OUR COMMUNITIES ACROSS BROWARD HAVE DONE SO. I'M HOPING TO GO ON THE SECOND PART OF MY TOUR WHICH IS WHAT I'M DOING WITH YOU TODAY AND REALLY BEGIN TO FOCUS ON THAT.

ASK IN TERMS OF ENCOURAGING MOST OF MY PRESENTATIONS TO DATE HAVE REALLY BEEN AROUND THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SIDE AND EXPLAINING OUR SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM AND HOW WE WANTED TO BE ATTACHED TO COMMUNITIES TO MAKE SURE BARE MINIMUM THAT THEIR BUSINESSES ARE AWARE OF WHAT THE COUNTY IS ACTUALLY DOING. BUT NOW I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT YES WE DO ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONSIDER YOUR OWN VERSION OF A LOCAL BUSINESS PREFERENCE. ONE OF THE EXAMPLES I WILL GIVE YOU EVEN IN THE COUNTY'S PROGRAM TO DESCRIBE OUR SHELTERED MARKET PROGRAM THAT I DESCRIBED IN THE BEGINNING WITH THE LOCAL BRITISH PREFERENCE. SO AGAIN I MAY MENTION IF I HAVE TWO FIRMS IS GOING TO GO OUT TO BID AND IF AT LEAST ONE OF THOSE COME BACK RESPONSIBLY BASED ON PROCUREMENT GUIDELINES THEY'LL WIN THE BID BUT IF I DIDN'T HAVE TWO FIRMS IF I ONLY HAD ONE FIRM THEN THE COUNTY'S NOT GONNA GIVE ANYTHING TO SOMEONE FOR WHOM BY THEMSELVES WITHOUT A COMPETITIVE BID. SO IT'S GOING TO GO TO THE OPEN MARKET. WE STILL ENCOURAGE TO THE COUNTY'S LOCAL BIDDERS PREFERENCE THAT ONE SMALL BUSINESS I HAVE TO BID YES HE OR SHE NOW MIGHT BE BIDDING NOT JUST AGAINST BUSINESSES THEIR SIZE BUT LARGER BUSINESSES. SO IF A BID WENT OUT UNDER THE SHELTER MARKET WHICH IS 250000 OR LESS AND YOU HAD A LARGE FIRM OR A MIAMI NOR A MIAMI BASED FIRM WHO SAID HEY I CAN DO THAT GOOD MATURE A SERVICE FOR TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND AND THEN YOU HAD YOUR ONE SINGLE LOCAL WHO CAME IN AND SAY HEY I CAN DO IT FOR TWO HUNDRED AND NINE THOUSAND. BROWARD COUNTY CURRENTLY HAS A 10 PERCENT BID GREAT THAT WITHIN 10 PERCENT WILL COST. THE BROWARD COMMISSION ALSO DECIDED WITHIN THE 10 PERCENT. WE'LL CONSIDER IT A SMALL BUSINESS BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO PAY THE EXTRA 10 PERCENT SO WE'LL ACTUALLY TAKE THE 10 PERCENT AND WE'LL ACT WITH THE NET RANGE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE SMALL BUSINESS IS WITHIN 10 BUT THEN THEY'LL GO TO THE SMALL BUSINESS AND THEY'RE ACTUALLY SMALL BUSINESS. ARE YOU WILLING TO DO THE JOB AT THAT 200 PRICE POINT. AND IF SO OUR SMALL BUSINESS GETS TO BE THE IDEAL IS AGAIN A TO ALSO MAKE SURE AS WE GROW BUSINESS WE'RE TEACHING THEM HOW TO BECOME COMPETITIVE. SHARPEN YOUR PENCIL. AND WE ALSO RECOGNIZE WE DON'T WANT A WASTE OF TAXPAYERS DOLLARS SO WE'RE NOT AUTOMATICALLY JUST GOING TO PAY FOR SOMETHING MORE BECAUSE IT'S A SMALL BUSINESS BUT COMPETITIVELY THE FACT THAT I HAD THIS OPPORTUNITY AND THAT ONE EXAMPLE AND I'M NOT THE PROCUREMENT OFFICE BUT THE COUNTY RESPECTS THE FACT THAT I HAVE A BUSINESS WAS ALREADY IN OUR COUNTY WHO'S ALREADY WORKING OUR COUNTY AND EMPLOYEES IN OUR COUNTY AND I'M GETTING READY TO PROCURE GOOD AND SERVICE OF THE SAME QUALITY SAME PRODUCT FROM A BUSINESS OUTSIDE THE IT MAKES SENSE IF I CAN GET THAT GOOD MATURE SERVICE FOR THE SAME PRICE AND THE SAME QUALITY IN THE SAME TIMELINE TO AT LEAST CONSIDER THE LOCAL.

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SO THAT'S OUR LOCAL PREFERENCE. BUT YES WE GO BEYOND JUST THE LOCAL BRITISH PREFERENCE AS I'VE DESCRIBED FOR YOU SINCE I'VE BEEN SPEAKING WE HAVE A FULL FLEDGED SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM. BUT AGAIN THAT'S NOT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE TRIED TO PUSH ON CITIES BECAUSE WHEN IT COMES TO CERTIFICATION WHEN IT COMES CRITERIA IS WHEN IT COMES TO COMPLIANCE WHEN IT COMES TO MONITORING. I HAVE A STAFF OF SMALL BUSINESS 13. I HAVE A TOTAL STAFF OF TWENTY SIX. AND AGAIN WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT THE THINGS THAT THE COMMISSION ACTUALLY PUTS IN PLACE NOT JUST IN WRITING. IT ACTUALLY HAPPENS AND THAT'S SOMETHING I RESPECT AND I UNDERSTAND MOST CITIES COULD NOT DO SO AS A PART OF TRYING TO ENTICE AND ENCOURAGE AND EXCITE THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY TO UNDERSTAND THAT BROWARD IS HERE FOR THEM. THAT'S WHY OUR SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM IS IN PLACE. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I DON'T KNOW HOW EXCITED YOU ARE ABOUT THAT I'M EXTREMELY EXCITED ABOUT AND I'M THANKFUL TO THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY THAT TOURISTS KNOW BEARS AND EVERYONE ELSE ON THE SURTAX AND EVERYONE HAS THEIR PROJECTS CURRENTLY LINED UP IN TERMS OF WHAT WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING WITH THOSE TAX DOLLARS. THEY'LL START TAX DOLLARS IS GONNA BE AN ESTIMATE THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY FIVE MILLION A YEAR FOR THE NEXT 30 YEARS. THE COMMISSION ALSO DECIDED THAT 30 PERCENT OF THOSE DOLLARS ALSO ARE EARMARKED FOR SMALL BUSINESS PARTICIPATION. NOW WE CAN'T VIOLATE ANY STATE OR FEDERAL RULES AS WE ALL KNOW LEGISLATION AT 20 17. WHENEVER YOU GET ANY EVERY DOLLAR OF STATE MONEY THAT YOU WANT PERCENT OR MORE YOU CAN'T PUT A LOCAL PREFERENCE ON IT. SO WE KNOW THAT. WE ALSO UNDERSTAND IF WE LEVERAGE SOME OF THESE ACTIVITIES WITH DOJ DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION I CAN'T PUT MY LOCAL PREFERENCE ON WE KNOW THAT. SO WHAT I'M TRYING TO REMIND OUR SMALL BUSINESS COMMUNITY IS THAT IF WE JUST TOOK HALF OF IT IF YOU TOOK THAT 355 WE'D JUST SAY 177 177 30 PERCENT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT 53 MILLION. THAT'S AN ADDITIONAL 53 MILLION ANNUALLY FOR THE NEXT 30 YEARS TO CONSIDER SMALL BUSINESS PARTICIPATION. IN ADDITION TO 600 MILLION THAT THE COUNTY IS ALREADY SPENDING ON A REGULAR BASIS THAT'S THE INFORMATION WE WANT TO GET TO ALL THE BUSINESSES IN BROWARD TO MAKE SURE THAT IF THEY CHOOSE THEY CAN BECOME A COUNTY VENDOR FOR FREE OVERNIGHT AND BID SINK IS OUR SYSTEM. AND IF THEY CHOOSE TO GO FURTHER THEY CAN WORK ON OFFERS TO CONSIDER BASED ON A CRITERIA AND ELIGIBILITY IS OUR SHARE THIS MORNING ABOUT BECOMING A SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM AND AGAIN WE WOULD WALK THEM THROUGH THAT PROCESS JUST A FEW MORE EXAMPLES OF COMMUNITIES WHO HAD SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS. I'M SORRY WHO HAD LOCAL BUSINESS PREFERENCE OR COLLABORATION. AND AGAIN THE COLLABORATION IS IN A SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATION. IS IF NO MORE EXCHANGING OUR INFORMATION WE'RE SHARING THEIR INFORMATION. THEY ARE COMING TO OUR EVENTS. WE WILL GO OUT TO THEIR EVENTS AND PROVIDE OUR SERVICES AS WELL AS ANY DIRECT CAUSE. WE WORK WITH ANY BUSINESSES BASED ON HELPING THEM TO UNDERSTAND THE COUNTY'S PROGRAM AND NAVIGATING COUNTY PROCUREMENT WITH ANY AND ALL OF OUR AGENCIES STAFF HASN'T BEEN DOING THINGS THAT I DON'T KNOW NOTHING ABOUT. BUT THIS ECON DEV INFO IN BROWARD IS WHAT SOMEONE WOULD GO TO IF THEY WANTED TO GET THAT WEEKLY NEWSLETTER. WE HAVE ALL OF THOSE. WHAT'S THE TERM THAT FORMS NOW. SO WE OWN TWITTER AND WE'RE ON FACEBOOK YOU KNOW. SO I GUESS STAFF WANTS ME TO TRY TO STAY HIP AND STAY IN TOUCH WITH THE COMMUNITY SO WE DO IT. I JUST HEARD THEY WANT ME TO START DOING THIS THING CALLED A BLOG. I'M AT TO TALK TO HIM MORE ABOUT HE HE BLOGS HE LOVES SO I'M OUT. YES SOME CHIPS FROM COMMISSIONER YOU DATE ON THAT COMING UP AND THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE SHARE WITH YOUR STAFF. THIS WOULD BE A GOOD EXAMPLE A GOOD ONE DAY EXAMPLE. WE DO THIS ANNUALLY OF OUR SMALL BUSINESS CONFERENCES STARTED TWO YEARS AGO THIS WOULD BE ACTUALLY THREE YEARS AGO. THIS WOULD BE THE FOURTH ONE. THIS IS ONE DAY WHERE WE BRING IN INDUSTRY EXPERTS WE BRING IN COUNTY AGENCIES AND THIS IS ONE OF THOSE NUTS AND BOLTS. IF YOU REALLY WANT TO UNDERSTAND HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH BROWARD COUNTY WE HAVE OTHER SESSIONS IF YOU REALLY WANT TO UNDERSTAND AND TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR BUSINESS. IF YOU REALLY HAD ALREADY AT A POINT THAT YOU WANT TO LOOK AT EXPANDING YOUR BUSINESS IF YOU REALLY WANT TO UNDERSTAND MORE ABOUT IT THAT'S THE MEETING AND BONDING. WE ALWAYS TRY TO BRING IN A VERY EXCITING KEYNOTE SPEAKER THIS ONE DAY CONFERENCE FOR FREE. WE DO IT AT THE SIGNATURE GRAND HAS A VERY GOOD LUNCH MEALS NEXT TO UP TODAY BUT IT'S A REAL CHANCE NOT JUST TO GET INFORMATION BUT FOR BUSINESSES TO NETWORK WITH EACH OTHER. LAST YEAR THIS BUSINESS CONFERENCE WE HAD OVER 600 SMALL BUSINESSES THIS YEAR WE OPENED WE HAVE OVER 650 SMALL BUSINESSES AND AGAIN IT'S A ONE DAY CONFERENCE AND IT'S ACTUALLY FREE SO WE'RE HOPING TAMARACK AS WELL AS ALL OF OUR COMMUNITIES SHARE THAT WITH THEIR BUSINESS COMMUNITY SO THEY CAN COME OUT AND JOIN US FOR THAT DAY AND ALSO THE FOURTH YEAR COMING UP IN OCTOBER WOULD BE FITTING. WE DID JUST THAT CONVENTION CENTER AND THAT'S WHAT I SHARED WITH YOU EARLIER THIS YEAR THIS YEAR OCTOBER 9TH AND 10TH AND OUR CONVENTION CENTER. AND WITH THAT MADAM MAYOR ENTERTAIN ANY QUESTIONS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. ANYBODY WANT TO TURN THE CARDS OVER NOBODY HAS ANY QUESTIONS. OKAY WELL THEN I'VE BEEN AND

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BASICALLY SAY THANK YOU FOR A VERY DETAILED PRESENTATION I WILL RESERVE THE REST OF MY COMMENTS ON. SO I JUST WANT TO THANK SANDY MIKE MCDONNELL FOR COMING OUT HERE THIS MORNING. AND ALSO MR. MICHAEL EWING I APPRECIATE THE PRESENTATION THAT WAS DONE BY STAFF A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO. BUT AS YOU CAN SEE THIS IS A VERY DIFFERENT PRESENTATION. MORE DETAILED PRESENTATION. AND THIS IS THIS IS PERSONAL FOR ME BECAUSE MY COMPANY IS A CERTIFIED SMALL BUSINESS COUNTY BUSINESS DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS THROUGH BROWARD COUNTY GOVERNMENT FOUR YEARS AGO WHEN I STARTED MY COMPANY I STARTED MY COMPANY HERE IN TEMORA AND I TRIED TO MEET WITH H.R. CITY MANAGER DIFFERENT PEOPLE AND I DIDN'T FEEL LIKE I GOT A FAIR OPPORTUNITY THEN I WAS APPROACHED H.R. DIRECTED BY THE WAY NOTHING PERSONAL. THEN I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH ANOTHER CITY THAT DID HAVE A CBE AND SBA PROGRAM AND I THOUGHT TO MYSELF WELL WHY SHOULD I KEEP MY BUSINESS IN TAMARA. WHAT WHAT DOES IT BENEFIT ME. WHY SHOULD I PAY TAXES IN TAMARA. SO I DECIDED TO MOVE MY BUSINESS OUTSIDE OF TAMARA AGAIN TO ANOTHER CITY AND WHEN I BID ON THE CONTRACT FOR THAT CITY AT THE BIT AGAINST THE NUMBER THREE AND NUMBER FIVE LARGEST INSURANCE BROKERAGE FIRM IN THE WORLD TWO BILLION DOLLAR COMPANIES AND IT WAS A FAIR RFP PROCESS AND WHEN THE FINAL TALLY CAME IN MY COMPANY CAME IN RANK FIRST. IN PART THE REASON WHY MY COMPANY CAME IN RANKED FIRST IS BECAUSE WE GOT FIVE POINTS FOR BEING A LOCAL MIRAMAR BUSINESS AND FIVE POINTS OF BEING A LOCAL COUNTY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE THROUGH BROWARD COUNTY GOVERNMENT AND AS A RESULT WE WANT A FIVE YEAR CONTRACT WORTH OVER FIVE AND FIFTY THOUSAND AND THAT'S A BIG ADVANTAGE TO A LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS LIKE MYSELF. THE BIG LARGE COMPANY YOU KNOW THEY COULD WALK AWAY. THEY CAN TAKE A LOSS LIKE THAT. FOR ME THEY HAD THAT VERY VERY LARGE IMPACT ON MY LIFE AND MY SON'S LIFE. MY SON GOES TO NOVA MAILMAN SIEGEL PRESCHOOL PROGRAM WHICH IS A PRETTY EXPENSIVE PROGRAM PROGRAM I PROBABLY WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO COMFORTABLY AFFORD WITHOUT HAVING THAT BIG WIN AND SOME OF YOU HAVE HEARD THAT WE HAVE GIVEN CONTRACTS TO OTHER VENDORS BECAUSE WAS A PIGGY BACK AND WHEN SOMEONE WHEN A COMPANY WINS A CONTRACT THAT ONE CONTRACT IS CURRENCY BECAUSE NOW YOU CAN TAKE THAT CONTRACT AND GO TO OTHER CITIES AND OTHER AGENCIES AND SAY LOOK YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO AN RFP HAVE A CONTRACT HERE AND YOU CAN PIGGYBACK OFF THAT CONTRACT AND A LOT OF OUR FEES I DON'T KNOW ABOUT TAMARACK BUT A LOT OF OUR RFP IS A RAIN WHERE IT STAYS. YOU MUST HAVE THREE GOVERNMENT AGENCY CLIENTS JUST TO BID WHICH IN OFTEN CASES THAT MAKES NO SENSE BECAUSE WHAT YOU DO FOR THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR IS PRETTY MUCH THE SAME THING YOU'RE JUST TALKING TO A DIFFERENT AUDIENCE. SO THE PRIVATE SECTOR I TALKED TO A CEO AND A CFO IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR I'M DEALING WITH A SELECTION COMMITTEE AND A CITY MANAGER. SO SAME AUDIENCE DIFFERENT TITLES. AND SO AS A RESULT OF WINNING THE ONE CONTRACT WITH ONE OF THE CITIES THAT YOU SAW THERE THAT HAS A SMALL BUSINESS AND A LOT OF ITS PROGRAM I'VE BEEN ABLE TO WIN TWO SUBSEQUENT CONTRACTS WITH TWO OF THE LARGEST PUBLIC AGENCIES IN FLORIDA OR SOUTH FLORIDA BOTH WITH OVER 5000 EMPLOYEES AND JUST RECENTLY WON ANOTHER CITY TWO WEEKS AGO WHEN I WAS AT THE OTHER CITY I MET MATTHEW WEST FROM WEST CONSTRUCTION. NEVER MET HIM BEFORE FOUR AND A COUPLE OF ITEMS BUT THEY WON HERE THEY LOST HERE. HE DIDN'T KNOW WHO I WAS BUT WE JUST HAD A BASIC CONVERSATION AND HIS COMPANY IS FEDERAL DBC OR ONE OF THOSE ALPHABET COMPANIES. AND HE TALKED ABOUT HOW HIS COMPANY BENEFITED FROM THAT PROGRAM HOW HIS COMPANY ACTUALLY PROVIDES THE INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR SMALLER COMPANIES. AND I'M TRYING TO COME UP AND SO FROM DAY ONE DAY I WAS SWORN IN AND I TALKED ABOUT THIS CITY TAKING ADVANTAGE OF ADOPTING THE BROWARD COUNTY PROGRAM. WE HAVE A LOCAL BUSINESS PROGRAM. WE GIVE PREFERENCE TO COMPANIES THAT ARE CERTIFIED BY THE COUNTY TO BENEFIT THE CITY MIRAMAR TO BENEFIT THE COUNTY. AND I HOPE YOU GUYS TAKE THAT INTO CONSIDERATION. THANK YOU IT SEEMS THE VICE MAYOR WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK NOW. GOOD MORNING. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THAT WAS AN EXCELLENT PRESENTATION. I THINK YOU'VE PROBABLY DONE THIS A TIME OR TWO BEFORE A FEW TIMES BUT IT WAS EXCELLENT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I JUST HAVE A FEW VERY QUICK QUESTIONS. FIRST OF ALL I DEFINITELY SUPPORT SUPPORTING LOCAL

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I BELIEVE IN KEEPING THE DOLLARS LOCAL. I ALSO THINK THAT ALLOWS WORK IN PLACE LOCALLY WHETHER IT'S OUR CITY SISTER CITIES I DEFINITELY AGREE ON THAT. I ALSO BELIEVE THAT ALLOWS A BETTER WORKING RELATIONSHIP RATHER THAN HAVING TO DEAL WITH SOMEONE ELSEWHERE. SO STRONG PROPONENT LAST YEAR COMMISSIONER YOU DINE DID A PRESENTATION AT OUR CHAMBER MEETING. SO I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU. WE HAVE SINCE GROWN OUR CHAMBER. I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO REACH OUT TO THEM. I WILL ALSO ASK PETER MASON TO REACH OUT TO YOU COME BACK IN AND SPEAK WITH US. YES. DID YOU GIVE ANY PREFERENCE TO VETERANS OWNED BUSINESSES COUNTY. CURRENTLY DOESN'T. OUR AGE OUR PROCESS IN THAT WE DO. I'M ACTUALLY REVISITING THAT NOW. I CAME HERE IN 2013. THE COUNTY LOOKED AT A VETERAN AND A SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN PROGRAM IN 2010 AND 2011. I JUST GOT THOSE FILES MAYBE ABOUT TWO MONTHS AGO AND WORKING WITH COMMISSIONER RICH. I'M NOW REVISITING TO SEE WHAT THE COUNTY STARTS WILL BE.

COMMISSIONER YOU TEAM BEHIND ME DOESN'T KNOW WHAT'S COMING BUT SOMETHING WILL PROBABLY COME WHEN THEY COME BACK FROM THE BREAK BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN ASKED ON OUR ENTREPRENEURIAL SIDE. I'VE SPOKEN TO MULTIPLE VETERAN ORGANIZATIONS AND SMALL BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS EVEN THE ONE I DO THE ANNUAL EVENT IN BOCA AND THAT'S WHAT THEY'VE BEEN ASKING I SAY AND WE APPRECIATE YOU COMING EVERY YEAR YOU KNOW BUT WITH YOUR SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM THE COUNTY DOESN'T HAVE A COMMITMENT. AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I'M LOOKING AT EVEN FOR THEM SIMILAR TO WHAT I TALKED ABOUT THIS MORNING IT MAY NOT BE THE SMALL BUSINESS COMPONENTS I MADE FOR AT THE END OF THE DAY YOU'LL HAVE MULTIPLE GROUPS ONE OF THE SMALL BUSINESS SIDE IT MIGHT JUST END UP BEING THE COUNTY CONSIDERING TWEAKING PROCUREMENT TO GIVE A LOCAL PREFERENCE OR A VENDOR PREFERENCE TO THE VETERANS. BUT EITHER WAY I'M GOING TO PRESENT THE DATA HOPEFULLY BY THE END OF THE SUMMER. I WOULD ENCOURAGE THAT. THANK YOU. LET ME GET SOME HOT TEA JUST FOUR SECONDS OF PROMINENCE IT WON'T BE TOO LONG. AND I AGREE WE SUPPORT LOCAL. WE DO THE BEST WE CAN WITH IT BECAUSE AS YOU MENTIONED NOT EVERY BUSINESS IS IN OUR CITY. YES. AND THE BUSINESS THAT MAY BE IN OUR CITY MAY NOT BE BEST PREPARED TO HANDLE THE WORKLOAD OF THE CITY. AW BLESS YOU MAY NOT WANT TO DO WORK WITH A GOVERNMENT THAT'S ALSO A VERY BIG DEAL FOR MY BUSINESS BECAUSE I'M WITH A SMALL BUSINESS AS WELL. BUT THE FITZY PROGRAM IS GREAT.

WE'VE GONE DOWN THERE SOME OF US ON THE COMMISSION HAVE BEEN DOWN THERE TO ENJOY THE CONFERENCE AND THINK THAT ONE DAY FREE BUSINESS SEMINAR WILL BE A LOVELY EVENT THAT WE WILL GET OUT TO OUR CHAMBER. AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'VE DONE IN THE PAST AND WE'RE TRYING TO REGROUP ON IS HAVING ANOTHER BUSINESS DISTRICT MEETING.

AND SO WHEN WE HAVE THAT NEXT BUSINESS DISTRICT MEETING MAYBE YOU CAN COME AND PRESENT THERE BECAUSE IT'S NOT JUST THAT BUSINESS AS PART OF THE CHAMBER BUT IT'S ALL BUSINESSES IN THE CITY THAT WE CAN GET YOU TO BE INTRODUCED TO AND YOU CAN SHARE THIS INFORMATION. BUT AS A WHOLE I DID HAVE ONE QUESTION ON HOW IT WORKS WITH A LOCAL PREFERENCE IF IT'S A SEALED BID DOES IT STILL WORK THE SAME. YEAH. YES IT BE SOURCE THE SAME. SO I TAKE THAT THAT ALL LEGAL ASPECTS OF THAT IS NOT AN ISSUE. NO IT'S CERTAINLY BEEN FLESHED OUT BY PROCUREMENT BUT BY THE COUNTY'S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE. YES. AND THAT'S WHY I WANT TO BE CLEAR IT'S NOT ON THE SMALL BUSINESS SIDE NOR THE ORDINANCE SIDE. THAT'S WHY IT'S RUNNING UNDER THE COUNTY'S PROCUREMENT CODE. SO YES IT'S BEEN VETTED. THAT'S CORRECT. RIGHT. AND I SEE THAT MR. GARLAND WOULD LIKE TO MAKE ONE. JUST A COMMENT. SO IN THE LOCAL BUSINESS PREFERENCE DOES NOT JUST BENEFIT SMALL BUSINESSES. SO FOR EXAMPLE AND THE OTHER CITY THAT I WORK WITH THERE. THERE WERE THREE INSURANCE COMPANIES BIDDING ON THE CONTRACT TO HEALTH CARE AND HUMANA. THEY WERE BOTH LOCAL TO THAT CITY AETNA BID ON THE CONTRACT THEY WERE NOT LOCAL TO THAT CITY. HOWEVER THEY HAD A CERTAIN PERCENTAGE OF EMPLOYEES THAT LIVED IN THAT CITY. SO BECAUSE THEY MET THAT THAT REQUIREMENT THEY ALSO GOT FIVE POINTS FOR LOCAL PROFITS BECAUSE A LARGE PORTION OF THEIR POPULATION LIVED IN THAT CITY. SO IT DOESN'T JUST BENEFIT THE LOCAL PURPOSES JUST BENEFIT SMALL BUSINESSES ALSO. LARGER BUSINESS THAT BUSINESSES THAT ARE INVESTED IN OUR COMMUNITY THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME AND YOUR PRESENTATION.

COMMISSIONER MISSION UNIONS GREAT TO SEE YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH ALSO. MARY TODD BECKA GREAT TO SEE YOU AS WELL. ALL RIGHT. SO WE'RE MOVING ALONG TO OUR

[2. Discussion - Selection of Director, Alternate and Second Alternate to Broward League of Cities]

DISCUSSION REGARDING THE SELECTION OF DIRECTOR ALTERNATE ALTERNATE SECOND ALTERNATE TO BORROW LEAGUE OF CITIES. AND THIS IS OUR VERY OWN. THIS IS A YEARLY

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THING THAT WE GO THROUGH EVERY YEAR. AND THERE IS IN YOUR BOOK A MEMO WITH A LISTING OF WHO HAS BEEN APPOINTED THE PAST THREE YEARS. I NEED TO GET THIS INTO THE PRO LEAGUE OF CITIES BY THE END OF THIS MONTH. SO I NEED TO HAVE CONSENSUS FROM THE GROUP AS TO WHO YOU WANT TO HAVE TO BE THE DIRECTOR THE ALTERNATE AND THE SECOND ALTERNATE. AND MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT REMAINS. IT'S USUALLY THE MAYOR REMAINS AS THE DIRECTOR AS IT HAS BEEN. YES IN THE PAST THREE YEARS MEETINGS. I WOULD LIKE TO SAY AS DIRECTOR FOR THAT. OK AND I THINK ANYBODY WHO WISHES TO BE. I WOULD LIKE TO STAY THE ALTERNATE. I'M SORRY. I WOULD LIKE TO STAY AS THE ALTERNATE. I'M SORRY.

IT'S MONDAY THE DAY AFTER SUNDAY. SO PLEASE GIVE ME MY INTERCOSTAL VOICE. OK.

SO I'D LIKE TO BE AN ULTIMATE FOURTH ROUND BECAUSE YOU'D BE THE SECOND ALTERNATE FIRST ALTERNATE BECAUSE I'M GOING TO HAVE TO GET A CONSENSUS NOW BECAUSE COMMISSION EFFICIENT IS THAT SHE WANTED TO BE ONE OF THE ALTERNATE. YES MADAM MAYOR IF I MAY.

YES PLEASE. WHAT THAT DOES IS SETS UP A NOMINATION PROCESS ON WEDNESDAY WHEREBY THE COMMISSION WILL NEED TO NOMINATE FROM THE FLOOR NOMINATE BOTH FOR THE OPEN OR NON NOT AGREED TO POSITIONS AS A MATTER OF A VOTE TAKES THREE VOTES TO SUPPORT THE SUGGESTION OF HAVING THE DIRECTOR OF THE ALTERNATE OR THE SECOND VOTING. AND RIGHT NOW YOU DON'T HAVE CONSENSUS ON THE ALTERNATE POSITION. AND WE NEED NOT A SECOND OPTION. YES VICE MAYOR HAS A QUESTION. WHY IS WHY ARE WE JUST NOT HAVING TO ALTERNATE IS THERE SOMETHING IN THE BROWARD LEAGUE OF CITIES THAT SAYS YOU HAVE TO DESIGNATE FIRST AND SECOND JUDGE. AND WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE. MY BEST ANSWER AS CITY ATTORNEY IS IS THAT THE DIRECTOR IS THE PRINCIPAL DESIGN PERSON IN THE CITY TO ATTEND THE MEETINGS. THE FIRST THING I BELIEVE IS THE ONE WHO TAKES THE PLACE IN DIRECTOR IN THE DIRECTOR'S ABSENCE AND THEN THE SECOND ROLE THAN IT IS IN THE EVENT THAT THE PERSONAL THING IS UNAVAILABLE. SECOND ALTHOUGH I CAN VOTE AS WELL SO IT'S KIND OF LIKE WHOEVER GETS THE SHOT WHO SHOWS UP AT THE MEETING IS TYPICALLY DIRECTOR ALTERNATE AND SECOND AS A DELEGATE OF THE CITY AT THE MEETING DURING A BOARD MEETING. FORGIVE ME FOR NOT REMEMBERING BUT WERE OUR ALTERNATE AND SECOND ALTERNATE LAST. THAT WAS THE ALTERNATE WAS COMMISSIONER FISHMAN SECOND ALTERNATE WAS COMMISSIONER BOLTON AND LET ME POINT OUT THAT A DIRECTOR WAS NOT THE MAYOR LAST YEAR IT WAS THE VICE MAYOR. SO IT IS NOT ALWAYS THE MAYOR THAT IS THE DIRECTOR. MAYOR GOMEZ WAS WAS THE VICE MAYOR AT THE TIME. CRACK IS THE MAYOR AT THE TIME DID NOT WISH TO MEET JUST JUST THE POINT AS YOU SAID IN THE PAST IT'S ALWAYS BEEN THE MAYOR. I THINK THAT'S NOT ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU FOR TRADITIONALLY SAYING THAT WE DO NOT HAVE CONSENSUS. WE'RE NOT MOVING ALONG TO CONSENSUS AT THIS TIME. WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON TO THE PRESENTATION REGARDING FDA COMPLIANCE AND

[3. Presentation Regarding ADA Compliance]

WE HAVE OUR VERY OWN HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR LORENZO CALHOUN. MORNING MADAM MAYOR. MADAM VICE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION. LORENZO CALHOUN WHOM HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR ALSO HAVE WITH ME ATTORNEY JULIE CARR WHO HAS BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN HELPING THE CITY WITH OUR AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES COMPLIANCE. I SAID BEFORE YOU TODAY NOT AS A HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR BUT AS YOUR ADF COORDINATOR THIS IS A VERY COMPLICATED SUBJECT AND IT'S HAS VERY TECHNICAL ISSUES INVOLVED. SO WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO MOVE THROUGH THE PRESENTATION AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. LET ME BACK UP AND TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHY WE'RE HERE. IN OCTOBER OF 2018 THE CITY MANAGER INFORMED THE COMMISSION. AT THAT TIME THAT CITY STAFF WOULD BE MAKING SOME CHANGES TO THE WEB SITE AS WELL AS TO SOME OF THE PROGRAMS OF SERVICES THAT WE OFFER IN THE CITY. SPECIFICALLY WHAT WE CHANGED EARLIER IN 2018 WAS THE CLOSED CAPTIONING CAPABILITY FOR OUR STREAMING COMMISSION MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS WHETHER IT BE ON FACEBOOK LIVE OR YOUTUBE AS WELL AS THE WEB SITE. IN ADDITION TO THAT LATER IN THE

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YEAR IN THE FALL OF 2013 WE ALSO MADE ADJUSTMENTS TO THE CITY'S WEB SITE TO PROVIDE DOCUMENTS WHICH WERE ACCESSIBLE TO THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I'M GOING TO TALK A LITTLE BIT TODAY ABOUT SOME OF THE LEGAL CONCERNS THAT HAVE PROLIFERATED AS WELL AS THE LEGISLATION THAT WE ARE GOVERNED BY AND WHAT DOES ACCESSIBILITY LOOK LIKE IN TERMS OF THE FDA AND ALSO SHARE WITH YOU AN ACTION PLAN THAT WE'VE PUT TOGETHER. I SPOKE A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE PROLIFERATION OF WEB SITES IF YOU LOOK AT THIS TO THESE STATISTICS OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS THE NUMBER OF WEB LAW SITE LAWSUITS REGARDING WEB SITE ACCESSIBILITY HAVE INCREASED DRAMATICALLY. IN 2015 THERE WERE JUST 57 FEDERAL CASES FILED IN 2013 WITHIN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS. THERE WERE TWELVE HUNDRED JULIE NOR I WERE ABLE TO GET THE FINAL NUMBERS FOR 2013 BUT I CAN ONLY SURMISE THAT THE NUMBERS WERE MUCH LARGER. ALI AND NOW FLORIDA AND NEW YORK HAVE BEEN AT THE EPICENTER OF LAWSUITS FILED DON'T KNOW WHY BUT MAYBE BECAUSE THEY HAD THERE'S A NEXUS BETWEEN FLORIDA AND NEW YORK WITH THE TRANSPLANTS THAT GO IN BETWEEN FLORIDA AND NEW YORK. BUT THEY CONTINUE TO INCREASE OVER TIME AND WE'LL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THEM. I WANT TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE CASE THAT KIND OF LED TO THE WEB SITE ACCESSIBILITY EXCEPT WHEN I ASKED JULIE TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT IT. GOOD MORNING JULIE CLARK. THIS ISN'T CITY DIRECTOR THIS TIME RICK. I WANTED TO GET ON. I WANTED TO JUST KIND OF GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND AND HISTORY WE CURRENTLY HAVE LITIGATION PENDING IN REGARDS TO YOUR WEB SITE SPECIFICALLY.

THERE WERE TWO DIFFERENT LAWSUITS THAT WERE FILED. THE FIRST ONE THAT HAD TO DO WITH YOUR CLOSED CAPTIONING WAS HAVING TO DO WITH A PLAINTIFF WHO SPECIFICALLY WAS HARD OF HEARING. SO WHEN YOU LIVE STREAMED YOUR MEETINGS YOU HAD DIFFICULTY UNDERSTANDING BECAUSE HE COULDN'T HEAR THE ACTUAL AUDIO OF THE STREAMED VIDEO OF YOUR MEETINGS. THE CURRENT LITIGATION THAT WE'RE DEALING WITH IS A GENTLEMAN WHO IS VISUALLY IMPAIRED THIS SAME GENTLEMAN FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST WINN-DIXIE AND THIS IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO GO INTO IT A LITTLE BIT LATER. THERE WERE DIFFERENT SECTIONS UNDER THE FDA YOU FALL UNDER TITLE TO A STATE GOVERNMENT BUT WINN-DIXIE FALLS UNDER A DIFFERENT STANDARD UNDER TITLE 3 AS A COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE WITH THE REASON WHY THIS PARTICULAR CASE IS IMPORTANT IS HISTORICALLY IN THE JURISDICTION THAT WE ARE LOCATED HERE IN THE UNITED STATES. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THOSE COURT SPECIFICALLY DETERMINED NOT THE GOVERNMENT BUT THE COURTS THAT THAT AN ACT OR INTERPRET IN THIS LEGISLATION HAVE DETERMINED THAT WEBSITES WERE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. WE ALL KNOW THAT THE FDA HAS AND REGULATES THINGS HAVING TO DO WITH OUR BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES. IT ALSO REGULATES OTHER THINGS THAT WE'RE GONNA GET INTO AND IT'S A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT YOUR SERVICES AND YOUR PROGRAMS. WHILE PREVIOUSLY AS FAR AS THE WEBSITE WAS CONCERNED IT WAS. THANK YOU. IT WAS DETERMINED TO BE SOMETHING SPECIFIC AND DIFFERENT. THIS PARTICULAR CASE WAS THE FIRST TIME IN OUR DISTRICT WHERE THE COURTS FOUND THAT THE WEB SITE ACCESSIBILITY WAS IMPORTANT AND WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS REQUIRED UNDER THE ADA TO BE ACCESSIBLE. THIS PARTICULAR CASE WAS THE SAME INDIVIDUAL WHO FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE CITY. ITS NAME WAS ONE CARLOW SKILL AND IT IS A CASE WHERE THE COURT ACTUALLY MADE A DETERMINATION THAT THE WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY NOT ONLY WAS REQUIRED BY A BUSINESS THAT HAD BOTH A WEBSITE AND A PHYSICAL LOCATION BUT THE FACT THAT IT ACTUALLY CONDUCTED SOME BUSINESS ON THE WEB SITE IS WHAT MADE IT REQUIRED TO BECOME ACCESSIBLE BY THE BUSINESS. IN ORDER FOR THOSE THAT WERE HAD DIFFICULTIES EITHER IN BEING PHYSICALLY CAPABLE OF GOING TO THE FACILITY OR AUDIBLY OR VISIBLY IMPAIRED THAT IT NEEDED TO BE ACCESSIBLE UNDER THE GUIDELINES OF THE FDA THEY ALSO IMPOSED A STANDARD AND THAT STANDARD IS THE WEBSITE CONTENT ACCESSIBILITY GUIDELINES. AND IT SAID AT THAT TIME WHAT WAS WC 2.0 WAS THE STANDARD THAT WAS IN PLACE AT THAT TIME AND SAID THIS IS THE GUIDELINE. THIS IS THE STANDARD THAT WE'RE GONNA GO BY AND THAT YOU HAVE TO COME INTO COMPLIANCE WITH THAT STANDARD. YOU HAVE TO MEET THAT STANDARD IT'S BEEN UPDATED AND WE'RE GOING TO REVIEW THEM A LITTLE BIT. BUT AT THAT POINT IT LITERALLY IMPOSED THAT IS THE STANDARD THAT EACH WEB SITE NEEDED TO MEET IN ORDER TO COME INTO THE I BELIEVE LORENZO CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF SOME CITIES

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IN THE AREA AND DETERMINED THAT IN BROWARD COUNTY THAT THIS SAME PLAINTIFF HAD SENT DEMAND LETTERS OUT TO 11 OF THE 16 CITIES THAT THE RANCHO ACTUALLY HAD SURVEYED TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THEY ACTUALLY RECEIVED THE SAME OBLIGATION. HE'S NOT ONLY FILING LAWSUITS AGAINST CITIES HE'S GOING TO DIFFERENT LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT AND DIFFERENT BUSINESSES. AND THESE ARE SOMEWHAT STRICT LIABILITY CASES. SO EVERYBODY'S SETTLING SO A LOT OF THE OTHER AGENCIES THAT HAVEN'T RECEIVED THE DEMAND LETTERS FROM HIM YET ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO. WE'VE RECEIVED ONE WE WERE TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT BEFORE WE GOT IT. IT JUST SEEMED TO HAVE GOTTEN TO A POINT WHERE ONCE WE GOT HIS DEMAND LETTER WE NEEDED TO ESCALATE IT AND MAKE IT HAPPEN A LITTLE BIT FASTER. AND IF I CAN SHARE WITH YOU OF THE ELEVEN CITIES THAT RESPONDED SINCE WE CONDUCTED THAT SURVEY I MET WITH ABOUT 20 OTHER HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR DIRECTORS WITHIN THE BROWARD COUNTY AREA. THEY HAVE SINCE RECEIVED THE SAME DEMAND LETTER AND ALSO SO AS WE INDICATED THERE ARE THERE IS AN INCREASING NUMBER OF THESE TYPES OF LAWSUITS THAT ARE COMING DOWN THE PIKE.

THEY'RE NOT ONLY COMING FROM TWO INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE FILED THESE TWO LAWSUITS IN VOLUME BUT THERE'S ALSO ANOTHER MUNICIPALITY ON THE WEST COAST OF FLORIDA THAT'S STARTING TO MOVE TOWARDS HAVING SIGN LANGUAGE AT COMMISSION MEETINGS FOR A VERY SIMILAR PURPOSE. IF YOU LOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR AGENDAS YOU WILL SEE THAT THE CLERK'S OFFICE ALWAYS PUTS INFORMATION AT THE BOTTOM ASKING PEOPLE THAT IF THEY HAVE ISSUES WITH REGARDS TO ACCESSIBILITY. SO LET US KNOW IN ADVANCE SO WE CAN ACCOMMODATE. SO YOU DO HAVE A MECHANISM BY WHICH AT YOUR MEETINGS YOU DO ASK PEOPLE IF YOU NEED HELP COME TO US AND WE'LL PROVIDE YOU WITH SOME MECHANISM BY WHICH TO MAKE THIS MORE ACCESSIBLE TO YOU. YOU'RE NOT NOT ADDRESSING THAT ISSUE ALREADY. YOU HAVE ALREADY TAKEN SOME EFFORTS AND MADE THOSE EFFORTS ALL SO THE APPLICABLE LEGISLATION THAT THE CITY IS GOVERNED BY SECTION 5 FOR THE REHABILITATION ACT AS JULIE MENTIONED EARLIER TITLE 2 OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. AND WE'LL ALSO TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE ADVANCE NOTICES PROPOSED RULEMAKING WHICH JULIE SPOKE OF THE STANDARDS THAT WE WERE HELD TO THEY HAVE GONE BACK IN AND SAID UPDATE THOSE STANDARDS AND THEY'VE ALSO SAID YOU KNOW BLOOD IS NO LONGER THE STANDARD. SO WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT A LITTLE BIT THE FIRST OF WHICH IS SECTION 5 FOR THE REAL BILL ATTAINMENT ACT AND WHAT THIS BASICALLY SAYS WITHOUT GETTING INTO TOO MUCH OF IT. IS ANYONE WITH A DISABILITY SHALL NOT BE DENIED ACCESS TO ANY PROGRAM SERVICES OR ACTIVITIES ON THE BASIS OF THEIR DISABILITY. THE LAW TAKES US A STEP FURTHER AND DEFINES PROGRAM OR ACTIVITY FOR US TO MEAN ANY OPERATIONS OF A DEPARTMENT AGENCY SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICT OR ANY INSTRUMENTALITY OF THE STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT TITLE TO EVADE DEA WHICH WE ARE SPECIFICALLY GOVERNED BY MANDATES THAT OR PROHIBITS EXCLUSIONS BASED ON OR PROHIBITS EXCLUSIONS OR OR THIS DISCRIMINATION OF THE ACCESS TO THE SERVICES PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES OF A PUBLIC AND C SUCH AS THE CITY OR DISCRIMINATION BY A PUBLIC ENTITY WANT TO KNOW FOR YOU THAT THESE TWO LAWS WERE CREATED BEFORE THE WORLD WIDE WEB BECAME A PHENOMENON. I'M PROBABLY TELLING MY AGE BUT I RECALL BEING AN UNDERGRAD OR A COLLEGE AND I DID NOT HAVE THE ACCESSIBILITY IF YOU WILL OF THE WEB TO HELP ME WITH MY HOMEWORK. IT WASN'T TILL LATER ON IN THE LATE 90S THAT THE WEB WAS MORE ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE. SO WE TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ADVANCED NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING NEXT JULY TO TALK ABOUT DELAWARE JUST GIVES A LITTLE HISTORY LIKE WHERE WE ARE. WELL YOU HAVE THE TIMELINE IN FRONT OF YOU. I WANT TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND AS TO WHAT ACTUALLY OCCURRED BACK IN 1990 WHEN WE HAD THE ACA. THERE HAS BEEN SOME SOME AMENDMENTS AND SOME UPGRADES TO THAT LEGISLATION THAT WILL GIVE YOU SOME CONTEXT AS TO WHY WE ARE WHERE WE ARE. THE GUIDELINES CAME INTO EFFECT IN 2008 BUT IN 2010 THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ACTUALLY UPDATED THE GUIDELINES THAT IMPLEMENTED THE REGULATIONS THAT IMPLEMENTED THE ADA. AND SO THERE WERE SPECIFIC STANDARDS THAT WERE PUT IN PLACE IN REGARDS TO PROVIDING SOME OF THAT GUIDANCE AND PROVIDING USERS OF THE ACA SO TO SPEAK WHAT YOU NEEDED TO DO IN ORDER TO COME INTO COMPLIANCE IN 2017 UNDER THE NEW ADMINISTRATION. ALL OF THOSE GUIDELINES WERE REPEALED. NOW IF YOU REMEMBER GOING BACK IN 2016 IS WHEN THE WINN-DIXIE CASE WAS FILED THAT WAS BECAUSE THERE WERE SOME REGULATIONS THAT WERE PUT IN PLACE AND ALTHOUGH THE REGULATIONS WERE PUT IN PLACE MANY BUSINESSES WERE NOT ACTUALLY ADHERING TO STANDARDS WELL THEY HADN'T REALLY BEEN USED TO THOSE STANDARDS BECAUSE THEY HAD JUST RECENTLY BEEN

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ENACTED. BUT THE ISSUE IS AS YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THOSE STANDARDS WERE BACK INTO PLACE IN 2010 HAVING NOT ADOPTED ANY OF THE MODIFICATIONS THAT WERE REQUIRED BY THOSE UPDATED STANDARDS. THAT'S WHEN MR. GILL CAME FORWARD AND FILED THIS LAWSUIT AGAINST WINN-DIXIE WHEN THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE REPEALED THOSE GUIDELINES BECAUSE THERE WAS A VOID AND THAT'S WHERE YOU STARTED SEEING ALL OF THOSE CASES COMING OUT WHERE PEOPLE WERE FILING LAWSUITS FOR ENFORCEMENT OF THE ACA ALL ACROSS THIS COUNTRY MOST PREDOMINANTLY IN NEW YORK AND FLORIDA AND THERE WAS ACTUALLY A LETTER THAT WAS SENT BY THE U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL. I'M SORRY IT WAS SENT BY THE CONGRESS TO THE U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL THE U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTUALLY HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR PUBLISHING THESE REGULATIONS AND CONGRESS SENT A LETTER TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND SAID WE NEED STANDARDS IN PLACE SO THAT EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT IT IS THAT THEY NEED TO ADHERE TO TO WHICH HE POLITELY RESPONDED AND SAID NO THANK YOU. UNDER THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION THEY HAVE DONE A LOT. THERE HAVE BEEN SOME EXECUTIVE ORDERS THAT HAVE BEEN ISSUED TO STREAMLINE THE REGULATIONS AND TO REPEAL MANY REGULATIONS THAT WERE IN FACT DUPLICATIVE AND THEY ARE STILL STUDYING THE PROCESS AND SAID THAT YOU KNOW CONGRESS FEELS THAT THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE REGULATION CONGRESS IS FREE TO DO THAT BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO PROVIDE GUIDELINES WITHOUT THE GUIDELINES BUSINESSES AND GOVERNMENTS ARE STILL REQUIRED TO ADHERE BY THE STANDARDS UNDER THE ACA AND COME INTO COMPLIANCE WITH IT.

HOW THEY CHOOSE TO DO THAT WITHOUT GUIDELINES IS ENTIRELY UP TO THEM. AND IT PROVIDES A MUCH WIDER FRAMEWORK. SO THAT'S WHERE SOME OF THIS JOCKEYING HAS BEEN COMING FORWARD NOT GETTING INTO THE POLITICS BUT WHERE SOME OF THAT GRAY AREA HAS BECOME THE POINT OF DISCOURSE AND WHY WE'RE GETTING MUCH MORE LITIGATION OVER IN THE WINN-DIXIE CASE AS I SAID BEFORE THE COURT SPECIFICALLY SAID THAT THE WC AIG THE WEBSITE CONTENT ACCESSIBILITY GUIDELINES 2.0 WERE THE STANDARD. WELL WE HAVE HAD A NEW STANDARD OF TWO POINT ONE INTRODUCED IN 2018 AND EVEN FURTHER.

THEY'RE CONSTANTLY BEING REVISED AND SO WE CURRENTLY HAVE ADDITIONAL STANDARDS THAT ARE CONSTANTLY BEING FORMED AND REFORMULATED AND THIS IS AN INDEPENDENT ORGANIZATION. IT IS ACTUALLY ADHERED TO WORLDWIDE. IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT'S ONLY LOOKED AT HERE IN THE UNITED STATES. IT IS A STANDARD THAT ALL WEB SITES LOOK TO TRYING TO CONFORM WITH IN ORDER TO MEET ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS WD SEE YOU'LL SEE NOTED BY 2019 IS A WORLD WIDE WEB CONSORTIUM. THEY HAVE PROVIDED UPDATED GUIDELINES TO ADDRESS MOBILE ACCESSIBILITY. IF YOU'RE OUT ON YOUR PHONE OR IPAD OR ANY TYPE OF MOBILE DEVICE THEY PROVIDED UPDATED GUIDELINES TO PROVIDE FOR SENSIBILITY FOR PEOPLE WITH COGNITIVE OR LEARNING DISABILITIES OR PEOPLE WITH LOW VISION. I'LL TALK ABOUT THAT A LITTLE BIT LATER. SO YOU'VE HEARD ALL THE TECHNICAL I KNOW YOU'RE THINKING WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN FOR TAMARA. SO FOR TAMARA ECK AND FOR OTHER MUNICIPALITIES AND GOVERNMENTAL INTEREST ENTITIES IT MEANS THAT WE HAVE TO LOOK AT OUR PROGRAMS AND SERVICES TO ENSURE WE'RE PROVIDING EQUAL ACCESS TO EVERYONE. WE ALSO HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE'RE AFFORDING EVERY INDIVIDUAL OPPORTUNITY OR THE BENEFIT THAT THE PROGRAMS OR SERVICES THAT WE PROVIDE ARE BEING OFFERED TO THEM. WE HAVE TO REMOVE ANY ARCHITECTURAL OR COMMUNICATION BARRIERS IN PUBLIC AREAS OF OUR EXISTING FACILITIES TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL OF OUR SERVICES AND PROGRAMS ARE ACCESSIBLE TO THOSE WHO MAY HAVE DISABILITIES. IN TERMS OF ADA COMPLIANCE REGULATIONS AS JULIE MENTIONED ARE KIND OF IN THE GRAY AREA THEY DON'T EXACTLY DEFINE WHAT MUST OCCUR OR HOW MUCH EFFORT OR EXPENSE ARE REQUIRED. THEY'RE DETERMINED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS. HENCE ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL. WHICH IS THE TITLE OF OUR PRESENTATION. THE FACT IS THAT WE HAVE TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION ARE THE SIZE TYPE AND OVERALL FINANCIAL RESOURCES OF THE ENTITY THE NATURE AND THE COST OF THE IMPROVEMENTS THAT ARE RECOMMENDED AND WHETHER THE AGENCY HAS MADE ANY EFFORTS TOWARD REMEDIATION OR COMPLIANCE. ACCORDING MDA COMPLIANCE LIMITATIONS THE AGENCY IS NOT REQUIRED TO TAKE ANY ACTION THAT COULD FUNDAMENTALLY ALTER THE NATURE OF THE SERVICE PROGRAM OR ACTIVITY IN QUESTION IN ADDITION TO THAT IF IT RESULTS IN AN UNDUE FINANCIAL OR ADMINISTRATIVE BURDEN WE AREN'T REQUIRED TO DO IT.

THERE'S ALWAYS A CATCH THE DETERMINATION OF THE TWO PRONG TESTS MUST COME FROM THE ADMINISTRATIVE HEAD OF THE AGENCY OR THE DESIGNEE HAS TO BE IN WRITING AND IT MUST INCLUDE A CONCLUSION A RATIONALE FOR THE DECISION NOT TO MAKE THE CHANGES OR

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REMEDIATION SO THE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES OFFER AND BASED ON ALL THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR THE USE IN THE PROGRAM OF SERVICES. HAVING SAID THAT THE LAW STILL SAYS EVEN IF SUCH BURDEN RESULTS YOU'RE STILL REQUIRED TO TAKE ANY OTHER ACTION THAT WILL ENSURE THAT THOSE DISABILITY THOSE WITH DISABILITY RECEIVE THE BENEFITS OF PROGRAM OR SERVICE. SO THERE ARE ALTERNATIVES THAT WE CAN OFFER TO THOSE WITH DISABILITIES TO ENSURE THEY HAVE ACCESS TO THE SERVICES A PROGRAM. SO WHAT IS ACCESSIBILITY ACCESSIBILITY REQUIRES FOR THINGS OR INVOLVES FOR THINGS THAT ANYTHING SERVICE OR PROGRAM YOU PROVIDE HAS TO BE PERCEIVABLE OPERABLE UNDERSTANDABLE AND ROBUST. AND I WILL TRY TO SUMMARIZE THESE FOR YOU. AS I MENTIONED EARLIER WC 3 IS UPDATED THE STANDARDS IN TERMS OF RECEIVABLE THE INFORMATION AND ANY TYPE OF USER INTERFACE WE OFFER MUST BE PRESENTABLE TO THE USERS BY SIGHT HEARING OR TOUCH. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN THE CONTENT HAS TO BE PRESENTABLE IN DIFFERENT WAYS MAKE SURE THAT THEY CAN EITHER VISIBLY SEE IT YOU MAY HAVE SOMEONE WITH LOW VISION SO THEY NEED THE ASSISTANCE OF WHAT'S CALLED A SCREEN READER MAKE SURE THAT THEY CAN HEAR IT IF THEY USE A TOOL TO HELP IN TERMS OF HEARING IF THEY'RE HEARING IMPAIRED AND MAKE SURE A TOUCH IN TERMS OF BRAILLE OR IF THE BLESS YOU IF SOMEONE USES THE ASSISTANCE OR D THE ASSISTANCE OF ANY TOOL TO HELP IN TERMS OF TOUCH AND I'LL TALK ABOUT THAT A LITTLE BIT FURTHER THAT THEY'RE ABLE TO USE THOSE DEVICES THE INTERFACE MUST BE OPERABLE THE COMPONENTS AND THE NAVIGATION MUST BE APPLE WE HAVE TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR THOSE OR MAKE THE FUNCTIONALITY AVAILABLE FROM A KEYBOARD SO THERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES OR SITUATIONS WHERE SOMEONE MAY NOT USE THE FULL FUNCTIONALITY OF A KEYBOARD BUT THEY MAY USE SHORTCUTS TO THE KEYBOARD WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT INTERFACE INTERACTS WITH THEIR TOOL SO THAT THEY CAN USE THAT PARTICULAR TOOL I'M KIND OF SUMMARIZING IT AND CUTTING THROUGH IT GIVE US OPPORTUNITY HAVE SOME DISCUSSIONS AND QUESTIONS THE CONTENT MUST BE UNDERSTANDABLE AND READABLE AGAIN MAKING SURE THAT THE CONTENT IS EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND READABLE MAKE SURE THE WEB PAGES APPEAR OPERABLE AND THEY ARE IN A PREDICTABLE WAY THAT THEY DON'T HAVE TO GUESS WHERE THE SCREEN READER IS COMPATIBLE WITH WHATEVER INFORMATION WE HAVE ON THE WEB SITE AND THAT OUR INFORMATION ON THE WEB SITE HELPS USERS AVOID AND CORRECT ANY MISTAKES THAT THEY MAY FIND WITH THEIR SCREEN READER INFORMATION MUST BE ROBUST MUST BE ROBUST ENOUGH THAT IT CAN BE INTERPRETED WE INTERPRETED RELIABLE BY A WIDE VARIETY OF USERS OR ANY TYPE OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY THEY MAY HAVE AS I MENTIONED BEFORE THE VARIOUS TYPES OF DISABILITIES SO WHAT EVER THE ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY THEY USE WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT IT LINES UP WITH THEIR ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY TO FINALLY WE HAVE A PLAN THAT WE'VE PUT INTO PLACE THE FIRST THING THAT WE DID AT THE DIRECTION OF THE CITY MANAGER WAS PUT TOGETHER A CITYWIDE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY TASK FORCE WHICH INCLUDES JULIE CARR IS OUR LEGAL COUNSEL IT INCLUDES OUR DIFFERENT DIRECTORS OF EVENT AND INCLUDES MARK MASON THE FIRE CHIEF HAS RECENTLY BEEN ADDED TO THAT COMMITTEE INCLUDE PATTI THOMAS WHISKY OUR RISK MANAGER IT INCLUDES KEY FROM PURCHASING A WIDE VARIETY OF STAKEHOLDERS WITHIN THE CITY INCLUDE JACK STRAIN AND INCLUDES ALSO GREG WARNER FROM PARKS RECREATION SO THAT WE CAN TAKE A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT THE VARIOUS SERVICES AND PROGRAMS OFFERED BY THE CITY AND COME UP WITH A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OR TRANSITION PLAN TO HELP US TO ADDRESS ANY TYPE OF ISSUES THAT WE MAY HAVE IN TERMS OF ACCESSIBILITY WHEN A MOVE FOR WE'VE ALSO UPDATED THE CITY'S WEB SITE ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT WHAT THIS SAYS AND SOME IS THAT WE AIM OR STRIVE TO MAKE SURE OUR PROGRAMS AND SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES ARE ACCESSIBLE TO THOSE WITH DISABILITY IN THE EVENT THAT THEY ARE NOT OR THEY HAVE TROUBLE ASSESSING ACCESSING ANY OF THE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES THAT WE OFFER THEY CAN CONTACT THE FDA COORDINATOR WHO IS YOURS TRULY EITHER BY EMAIL OR BY THE NUMBER 9 5 4 5 9 7 THIRTY SIX HUNDRED TO PROVIDE ANY TYPE OF ASSISTANCE THEY MAY NEED AND ASSESSING THE INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE AVAILABLE ON THE WEB SITE AND MAY I ENCOURAGE YOU TODAY THAT IF YOU RUN INTO ANYONE WHO SAYS THEY'RE HAVING TROUBLE ACCESSING THE WEB SITE PLEASE REFER THEM TO MYSELF OR A MEMBER OF THE STAFF SO THAT WE CAN PROVIDE THE INFORMATION OR THE TECHNOLOGY THEY NEED TO ASSESS THE WEB SITE WE'VE ALSO UPDATED IN PLACE ON THE WEB SITE A DISCLAIMER STATEMENT THERE OFTENTIMES WE HAVE PARTNERSHIPS WITH THIRD

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PARTY VENDORS AND THEY MAY LEAVE OR SOMEONE LOOKING AT OUR WEBSITE MAY LEAD THE CITY'S WEB SITE AND VENTURE OVER INTO A THIRD PARTIES WEB SITE WHEN THEY DO THAT THEY RECEIVED A STATEMENT ACKNOWLEDGING THAT THEY ARE LEAVING THE CITY'S WEB SITE THEY MAY BE ENTERING INTO A THIRD PARTY WEB SITE THAT MAY NOT BE ACCESSIBLE BUT THE SITE MAY NOT BE MULTILINGUAL OR ACCESSIBLE OR ACCESSIBILITY COMPATIBLE BUT WE'RE LETTING THEM KNOW THAT WE'RE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT WEB SITE THEY'RE GOING INTO A THIRD PARTY WEB SITE. WHAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING RECENTLY IS IF ANY VENDORS ARE COMING ON BOARD AS OF LATE WE WORK WITH THEM TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE THAT THEY ARE ACCESSIBLE FOR ANYONE WITH DISABILITIES. AND WE'VE BEEN GOING BACK TALKING TO OUR CURRENT VENDORS TO MAKE SURE THEY WORK TO COME INTO COMPLIANCE AS WELL. MOST RECENTLY WE SENT 26 EMPLOYEES FROM THE CITY TO ENGAGE IN A TRAINING THAT WAS OFFERED AT FSU TO HELP OUR EMPLOYEES TO CREATE DOCUMENTS WHICH ARE ACCESSIBLE FOR ANY TYPE OF INDIVIDUALS ASSESSING OUR WEB SITE WHO MAY HAVE DISABILITIES IN THEIR TRAINING THEY LEARN HOW TO CREATE ACCESSIBLE DOCUMENTS HOW TO TRANSFORM PDA DOCUMENTS INTO DOCUMENTS THAT WERE A D.A. COMPLIANT THEY LEARN BEST PRACTICES AND HOW TO FIX ANY ERRORS THAT WE HAD IN CURRENT DOCUMENTS ON THE WEB SITE THAT MAY NOT BE ACCESSIBLE AND A CHECK DOCUMENTS THROUGH THAT TRAINING FOR 88 ACCESSIBILITY. I'M PROUD TO SHARE WITH YOU THAT WE ALSO THROUGH THE RECOMMENDATION OF LEGAL COUNSEL NOT THE CITY ATTORNEY BUT OUR COUNSEL THROUGH THE LEAGUE WHO HELPED US THROUGH THE MOST RECENT LAWSUIT THE LAST TWO LAWSUITS ACTUALLY THANK YOU FOR CORRECTING ME INSURANCE DEFENSE COUNSEL FIRED INSURER'S DEFENSE COUNSEL IVAN WATSON ANSELMO RECOMMENDED A COMPANY THAT A NUMBER OF HIS CLIENTS HAVE WORKED WITH.

IT IS KNOWN AS ASSESSABLE 360. THEY EMPLOY THE SERVICES OF INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE DISABLED AS WELL AS INDIVIDUALS WHO DO NOT HAVE DISABILITIES AND WHAT THEY DO IS GO IN AND ASSESS OUR WEB SITE TOGETHER AND MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE THEY CONDUCT A DISABLED USER AUDIT BASICALLY TO FIND OUT WHERE ANY ISSUES MAY LIE WITHIN OUR SYSTEM WITHIN OUR WEB SITE AND THEY PROVIDE A REPORT OF THOSE ISSUES AND THEY HELP US REMEDIATE THOSE ISSUES. THEY ALSO PROVIDE TRAINING TO OUR EMPLOYEES WHERE WE MAY HAVE TECHNICAL ISSUES WHERE ANY ISSUES MAY ARISE THAT HAVE NOT BEEN ADDRESSED. THEY HELP US TO ADDRESS THOSE ISSUES. THEY ALSO ACT AS A EXPERT WITNESS IN CASE WE ARE EVER SUED AGAIN. UNFORTUNATELY I CANNOT GUARANTEE WHAT THE TWO LAWSUITS THAT WE WILL NOT BE SUED AGAIN. THIS GENTLEMAN MOST RECENTLY WITH THE WEB SITE ACCESSIBILITY JUST SETTLE A LAWSUIT AS RECENT AS LAST WEEK WITH THE CITY OF MIAMI SPRINGS. SO HE IS CONTINUING TO MOVE THROUGHOUT THE TRI COUNTY AREA AND SUE DIFFERENT MUNICIPALITIES AND GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES. THEY ALSO HELP US WITH COMPLIANCE SUPPORT WHEN THEY HAVE TECHNICAL ISSUES. THEY COME IN AND HELP US TO REMEDIATE THOSE ISSUES. WE'VE ALSO BROUGHT ON BOARD A COMPANY THAT WE PREVIOUSLY DID BUSINESS WITH KNOWN AS SITE IMPROVE SITE IMPROVE IS A COMPANY THAT HELPS REVIEW THE WEB SITE FOR QUALITY ISSUES TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE KNOW AS BASIC AS DOWN TO SPELLING ERRORS THEY ARE THAT THAT TECHNICAL AND MAKING SURE NO ERRORS ON THE WEB SITE THEY PROVIDE TECHNICAL AND CONTENT RELATED FEEDBACK TO US AND THEY WILL PROVIDE A SERVICE OF CONVERTING 500 PD F ASSESSABLE DOCUMENTS FOR OUR WEB SITE WHICH IS A COSTLY ENDEAVOR TO CONVERT SOMETHING SUCH AS A KAFFIR WHAT CUP COSTS UPWARDS OF ABOUT FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS. THIS KIND OF TRACK ALONE IS JUST FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS. IT WAS WELL WORTH THE MONEY SPENT. THEY CONTINUE ALONG WITH A 360 TO MONITOR MONITOR OUR WEB SITE FOR AVAILABILITY AND PERFORMANCE AS WELL AND WHAT THEN I WILL TAKE ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE OR FACILITATE ANY DISCUSSION WHOOPS SORRY DID I DO THAT. LET'S STOP DRIVING. GIVE ME THE WHEEL BACK. VICE MAYOR PUSH A BUTTON IF YOU WILL. THANK YOU. SORRY. HOW DO WE HOW DO WE FOLLOW ALL THE CHANGES AS THEY COME IN AND TO MAKE SURE WE'RE ADHERING TO EVERYTHING NEW THAT THEY COME IN DAILY WEEKLY MONTHLY WHATEVER. I'M GLAD YOU ASKED THAT ALONG

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WITH LEGAL COUNSEL WHO KEEPS SOME REST AND AND MYSELF A 360 THE FIRST COMPANY I REFER TO AS SOMEONE ON STAFF WHO TRACKS ANY OF THE CHANGES TO THE LAW. ANY TYPE OF NEW STANDARDS THAT ARE BEING IMPLEMENTED THAT WE NEED TO COME INTO COMPLIANCE WITH AND THEY WILL HELP US BRING THE WEB SITE INTO COMPLIANCE THE LAW CHANGES HOW WE LIVE.

CHANGES HOW WE INTERACT CHANGE. SO IT YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THE NEXT THING IS GOING TO BE UNTIL IT HAPPENS SIMPLY BECAUSE WE ALL CHANGE AND YOU HAVE TO MONITOR IT ON A REGULAR BASIS IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO MAKE THAT TRANSITION. I WANTED TO SHARE WITH THE OTHER THING YOU WILL SEE ON THE WEBSITE. AS OF PROBABLY TOMORROW I WON'T PUSH THE EVENT TO PUT IT UP TODAY IS A 360 AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WEB SITE A BADGE TO INFORM THOSE WITH DISABILITIES THAT WE ARE WORKING WITH A COMPANY THAT WILL MONITOR AND BRING US INTO COMPLIANCE. THEY WILL PROVIDE ANY TYPE OF WRITTEN DOCUMENTATION IF WE ARE EVER SUED AGAIN TO SAY THAT WE ARE ACTIVELY WORKING TO ADDRESS ANY ACCESSIBILITY ISSUES. JUST A GREAT PARTNERSHIP FOR THE CITY. THAT'S WONDERFUL. THANKS VERY MUCH. THANK YOU COMMISSIONER GLEN. I SPOKE TO MARK MASON ABOUT THIS LAST WEEK AND JUST THIS PAST WEEK AND I WAS IN ORLANDO OR CONFERENCE AND I WAS JUST WATCHING THE LOCAL NEWS AND THE GUY UP THERE NAMED JOEL PRICE WHO'S SOMEONE A BUNCH OF CITIES IN AND MAKING FRIENDS. I KNOW IT'S A BIG ISSUE AT THE SAME TOKEN I SERVE ON THE BOARD OF A NONPROFIT CALLED THE CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING WHERE IS THEY REPRESENT PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. THERE ARE AGENCIES IN MOST OF THE COUNTIES IN FLORIDA AND 51 PERCENT OF THE BOARD ARE DISABLED PEOPLE. AND I WANT TO SAY 51 PERCENT OF THE EMPLOYEES ARE DISABLED PEOPLE AND IT'S IT'S YOU KNOW IT'S EASY FOR US TO LOOK AT IT FROM THIS SIDE AND TALK ABOUT ALL THE CHALLENGES AND I HONESTLY DISLIKE GOING TO THOSE MEETINGS BECAUSE YOU KNOW I'M USUALLY NOT AROUND. NONE OF US ARE AROUND PEOPLE WHO WHO SUFFER FROM THE SEVERE DISABILITIES. BUT WHEN YOU ARE AROUND THEM AND I'M JUST THERE YOU KNOW ONCE A MONTH YOU REALIZE THE CHALLENGES THESE PEOPLE FACE AND LIVE WITH EVERY DAY. SOME OF THEM ARE IN WHEELCHAIRS SOME OF THEM ARE PARAPLEGIC.

SOME OF THEM LOOK FINE JUST LIKE YOU AND ME BUT SUFFER SOME KIND OF DISABILITY. AND IT'S REALLY A CHALLENGE SO I UNDERSTAND THE CHALLENGES WE FACE ON THIS SIDE BUT WE ALSO HAVE TO CONSIDER FROM THE CHALLENGES THEY FACE IN EVERYDAY LIFE THAT THEY LIVE. AND ONE THING ABOUT DISABILITIES IT DOES NOT IT DOESN'T TARGET ANYONE BY RACE. EVERYONE IN THE ROOM IS BLACK WHITE HISPANIC ASIAN WHATEVER. IT ATTACKS PEOPLE FOR WHATEVER REASON AND THESE PEOPLE LIVE SOME VERY VERY CHALLENGING LIVES HARD TIME FINDING HOUSING HARD TIME FINDING JOBS ALL THE TIME GETTING INCOME AND THEN WHEN THEY TRY TO RELY ON THE NONPROFIT WORLD OR THE GRANT MAKING WORLD YOU KNOW FOLKS IN THAT SECTOR EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE RESOURCES AND THEY WANT TO GIVE MONEY. A LOT OF TIMES THEY WANT TO GIVE MONEY AND GET SOMETHING IN RETURN WHETHER IT'S SOME KIND OF CUSTOMER OR SOME KIND OF BRAND LOYALTY. YOU REALLY DON'T GET A RETURN FOR HELPING DISABLED PEOPLE SO THEY'D HAVE A HARD TIME RAISING MONEY WITH A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION. SO I APPRECIATE ALL THAT WE DO. HOPEFULLY WE CAN DO MORE WITHIN THE CONFINES OF OUR BUDGET. WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT YOU KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LIVE IN THE SHOES OF SOMEONE WHO IS DISABLED. ALSO YOU COMMISSIONER GO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR WORK ON THIS. I KNOW HOW HARD IS WITH THE LAW THAT'S EVER CHANGING. AND IN MY HEAD THE WORLD IS WHEN WE'RE WORKING ON SOMETHING IT GOES REVERTS BACK TO A DATE TIME AND CERTAIN. BUT UNFORTUNATELY WHEN EVERYTHING CHANGES IN THE PROCESS IT'S REALLY HARD TO GO BACK TO THAT DAY TIME AND CERTAIN WHEN YOU'RE WORKING ON A PROCESS. SO THANK YOU. I DO KNOW THAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ASKING WHY CERTAIN DOCUMENTS ARE NO LONGER ON THE WEBSITE. WE USED TO HAVE CERTAIN THINGS WITH THE FINANCIALS ON THERE AND WE'VE BEEN VERY EXCITED ABOUT ALL THE GOOD WORK THAT WE WERE DOING. ALSO WITH OUR TIME GRAM ALL THESE KIND OF THINGS THAT PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR AND SO DO APPRECIATE THEY HAVE THE DISCLAIMER OUT THERE AND BASICALLY FOR US TO ADVISE OUR RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS THAT WE'RE STILL TRYING TO GET THE INFORMATION OUT THERE. WE JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE IT IS AVAILABLE FOR EVERYBODY TO BE ABLE TO VIEW AND I'M GOING TO TURN THIS OVER TO THE CITY ATTORNEY JUST FOR THE RECORD AND TO BE CLEAR THE GILL CASE WHICH IS SOME CASE OF GREAT NOTORIETY MR. GILMAN TRAVELLING AROUND THE STATE AND OTHER PLACES TO LITIGATE HIS MATTER WE SETTLE THIS MATTER THROUGH OUTSIDE COUNSEL WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF OUR INSURANCE COVERAGE WITH THE FLORIDA LEAGUE OF CITIES WHICH INCLUDED THE PAYMENT AND OBLIGATIONS THAT WERE CONTAINED IN THAT SETTLEMENT. WE'RE DONE WITH GILL. I KNOW THAT'S CORRECT.

YES. AND DUE TO THE EXTENT THAT THE PROFESSIONAL STAFF COORDINATED THAT RESOLUTION THROUGH LORENZO INTO THROUGH PADDY IT WAS CERTAINLY A GOOD RESOLUTION

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IN THAT REGARD AND IT WAS LESS THAN THE TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR CAP WE HAVE ON INSURANCE. WELL WITHIN THE BORDERS. BUT AS LORENZO AND JULIEN INDICATED THEY'RE TRAVELLING THE CIRCUIT CASE CAN GET A DOLLAR AND GET ATTORNEYS BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT THEY KNOW THAT AND WITH ALL DUE RESPECT TO DISABILITIES I RECOGNIZE THAT I EMBRACE THAT AS OTHERS SPOKE ABOUT THIS MORNING THEIR LITIGATION COSTS AND EXPENSES AND TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE WE'RE TRYING TO MITIGATE THOSE COSTS IN EXPENSES PARTICULARLY IN THE EARLY DAYS. THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU.

ACTUALLY I AM GOING TO CALL FOR A BREAK. IT IS CURRENTLY 10 51 SO WE'LL BE BACK HERE. REALISTICALLY LET'S SAY 11 05 TEST TEST DOES IT WORK BETTER NOW. JOEL CAN YOU HEAR ME THROUGH MUCH OF MY FACE. SORRY BUT WE'RE BACK ON THE RECORD AND WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE WITH NUMBER FOR THEO 2 3 9 0 FIRST BUDGET AMENDMENT. GOOD MORNING. AIR

[4. TO2390 - 1st Budget Amendment]

VICE COMMISSIONERS MARK MASON FINANCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR JEFF STREETER BUDGET MANAGER I'M NOT GOING TO STICK MY FACE IN THIS MICROPHONE. I JUST DON'T SEE IT. SO AS WE'VE DONE TWICE A YEAR FOR THE LAST HOWEVER MANY YEARS WE DO A BUDGET AMENDMENT ABOUT TWICE A YEAR AND IS GOVERNED BY FLORIDA STATUTE 166 241 3 WHICH ALLOWS FOR THE BUDGET TO BE AMENDED ANYTIME DURING THE YEAR AND UP TO 60 DAYS AFTER THE END OF THE FISCAL YEAR AND IT MUST BE ADOPTED IN THIS AND THE. ANY AMENDMENT HAS TO BE ADOPTED IN THE SAME MANNER IN WHICH WE ADOPTED THE BUDGET AND WE ADOPT THE BUDGET BY ORDINANCE. SO THE PURPOSE OF THE BUDGET AMENDMENT IS TO INCREASE OR DECREASE ANY BUDGET IT FUND TRANSFER ANY ALLOCATED RESOURCES BETWEEN FUNDS AND BETWEEN DEPARTMENTS WITH GENERAL FUND LUMINARIES OUT OF THE WAY THE SUMMARY AND AN OVERVIEW OF THE BUDGET AMENDMENT IS THAT WE'RE INCREASING THE BUDGET BY TWO MILLION NINE HUNDRED NINETY TWO THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED SEVENTY ONE DOLLARS THAT'S MADE UP OF ITEMS THAT HAVE BEEN IMPROVED DURING THE DURING THE FIRST QUARTER 2019 AS WELL AS ITEMS THAT HAVE CARRIED FORWARD FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR THAT WERE ENCUMBERED AT THE AT THE END OF LAST YEAR BROUGHT INTO THIS CURRENT YEAR PREVIOUSLY APPROVED ITEMS COMMISSION APPROVED RESOLUTION TO EIGHTEEN THOUSAND EIGHTEEN ONE FIFTY NINE WHICH INCREASED THE BUDGET BY ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY NINE THOUSAND THREE SEVENTY SIX FOR TAMARA SPORTS COMPLEX FIELD FOR RENOVATION. ALSO APPROVED A WATER TREATMENT PLANT RAW WELLS TO TEN ELEVEN TWELVE THIRTEEN WHICH ADDED TO THE BUDGET. TWO HUNDRED FIFTY TWO THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED FOURTEEN DOLLARS. ALSO APPROVED THE TASK AUTHORIZATION FOR MILLER LEG TO PROVIDE SOME PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH OUR MAN M. LANDSCAPE STUDY AND ADDED A ADDITIONAL TWENTY ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS TO THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FOR THE COMMISSION ALSO APPROVED A RESOLUTION 2019 SIXTEEN WHICH APPROVED THE PHASE 1 EXPANSION OF OUR FIBRE NETWORK ONE MILLION SIX HUNDRED THREE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED THIRTY THREE DOLLARS AND INCLUDED IN OUR APPROPRIATION FOR THAT EXACT SAME AMOUNT AS WELL 2019 17 APPROVED REPLACEMENT OF H BACK UNITS IN VARIOUS CITY FACILITIES TO SIX HUNDRED TWENTY EIGHT THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FIFTY FIVE DOLLARS WHICH ALSO INCLUDED AN ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION OF NINETY FOUR THOUSAND SEVEN. AND ALSO WE APPROVED A CITYWIDE BUFFER WHILE PHASE FOR WHICH IS AN ADDITIONAL TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY FOUR THOUSAND FIVE SEVENTEEN TO THE BUDGET OF THREE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THIRTY ONE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED SIX THOUSAND EIGHTY ONE CENTS ENCUMBRANCES THAT WERE BROUGHT FORWARD FROM THE PRIOR YEAR EIGHT HUNDRED AND EIGHTY SIX THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED THIRTEEN THIS IS FOR GENERAL FUND ONLY I INCLUDED A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT ITEMS MOST SIGNIFICANT OF WHICH WAS THE PURCHASE OF THE FITNESS EQUIPMENT FROM JIM SOURCE FOR THE FITNESS FITNESS ROOM AS WELL AS VARIOUS OTHER CONTRACTS THAT WERE OUTSTANDING AT THE END OF THE FISCAL YEAR SOME MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS THAT WERE BROUGHT FORWARD IN THE BUILDING FUND WE ALSO HAD AN EIGHTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS AND ENCUMBRANCE FOR SERVICES PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AT THE END OF 18 AS WELL AS A UTILITY OPERATING FUND WHICH HAD FIVE HUNDRED AND THIRTY EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS AND ENCUMBRANCES AT THE END OF FISCAL YEAR EIGHTEEN BROUGHT INTO FISCAL YEAR NINETEEN MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS WE'RE LOOKING AT

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INCREASE IN THE CITY COMMISSIONS BUDGET BY FORTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE PURCHASE OF OFFICE FURNITURE THIS IS OFFSET BY DECREASED THE CONTINGENCY SO THERE'S NO FUND LEVEL BUDGETARY IMPACT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ITEM AND SOME PERSONNEL ADJUSTMENTS PUBLIC SERVICE DEPARTMENT WE'RE INCREASING BUDGETED POSITIONS TO REFLECT ONE ENGINE MARKED PART TIME ENGINEERING INTERN POSITION. WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR SOME TRAININGS SOME FOR INTERNS TO GET INTO PUBLIC SERVICES INTO CIVIL ENGINEERING TYPE WORK. SO WE'RE ADDING THIS INTERN POSITION FOR ENGINEERING AND FOR FIRE RESCUE DEPARTMENT. WHEN WE APPROVED THE SIX FIREFIGHTERS COMING INTO FISCAL YEAR 2018 WE ONLY APPROVED TWO LIEUTENANTS SHOULD HAVE BEEN THREE LIEUTENANTS. SO BECAUSE THERE'S THREE SHIFTS AND SO WE'RE BRINGING ON THE THIRD LIEUTENANT. AS PART OF THIS BUDGET OF COURSE AND IN THIS CASE THERE'S NO BUDGETARY IMPACT FOR EITHER ONE OF THESE POSITIONS FOR THE ENGINEERING INTERN TO BE ABSORBED BY EXISTING BUDGET AND FOR THE FIRE RESCUE DEPARTMENT AGAIN IT WILL BE ABSORBED BY THE EXISTING BUDGET AND WE WERE HERE FOR ANY QUESTIONS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. ANYWAYS CAR FLIPPED OVER WELL I WAS MY FRIENDS. I DIDN'T HAVE THOSE NEW THINKING AS NEW MISSION GIRL. MORNING MARTIN. SO JUST SO THE PUBLIC SERVICES ARE UP FOR NEW HIRES YOU'RE SAYING I'M 93 I'LL SERVICES FOR PUBLIC SERVICES. THE ENGINEERING INTERN. NO I THOUGHT I HEARD YOU SAY THAT 193 FOR PUBLIC SERVICES ARE FOR NEW HIRES OR STAFF MAYBE I HEARD INCORRECTLY. NO NO. I'M SORRY. SO PAGE THREE. GENERAL FUND ADJUSTMENTS FOR THE BUDGET INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING THAT MIDDLE SECTION YOU HAVE ALL THESE LINE ITEMS. AND SO THE GYM SOURCE WAS THE THREE THIRTY SEVEN WHAT'S THE PUBLIC SERVICES AND THE ONE NINETY THREE EXCUSE ME FOR A CLARIFICATION. THE COMMISSIONER IS LOOKING AT THE INTERNAL MEMO WHEREAS YOU'RE LOOKING AT. OH OH YEAH I'M SORRY. I'M SORRY. YEAH I'M SORRY. OK. ALL RIGHT.

ANYWAY I'M SORRY. I SO ON PAGE THREE IN THE MIDDLE WHERE THEY HAVE ALL THE LINE ITEMS PUBLIC SERVICES ONE HUNDRED NINETY THREE THOUSAND IS THAT RIGHT. WAS THAT NEW HIRES YOU SAY. THAT WAS NOT PERSONNEL REALLY. OH SORRY. OK. THESE WERE ALL ENCUMBRANCES I.E. THEY WERE CONTRACTS THAT WERE OPEN AT THE END OF THE FISCAL YEAR THAT WERE NOT COMPLETED AT THE END OF THE FOURTH. OK. OK. THEY ROLL INTO THE INTO THE EXISTING YEAR HERE. ALL RIGHT. AND THE FUNDS COME WITH IT. IN THESE CASES WE BUDGETED BOTH A CONTINGENCY AND THE GENERAL FUND AS WELL AS A APPROXIMATELY TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS IN FOR THESE TYPES OF ENCUMBRANCES. SO YOU KNOW THERE'S NO BUDGETARY IMPACT THERE'S NO INCREASE TO THE BUDGET ASSOCIATED WITH THESE. IT'S JUST THAT WE'VE ALREADY TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF AND ALREADY HAVE THE FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR THESE TYPES OF. I HEARD INCORRECTLY I'M SORRY. SEE NO OTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. OK. THANK YOU VERY MUCH ALL RIGHT.

WE ARE NOW MOVING ON TO LEGISLATIVE AID UPDATE. GOOD MORNING AGAIN MADAM MAYOR

[5. Legislative Aide Update]

MADAM VICE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION. LORENZO CALHOUN DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES JUST WANTED TO. LAST TIME WE MET DURING THE FEBRUARY 25TH WORKSHOP I PROMISED YOU I WOULD. REVIEWS FROM VARIOUS OPTIONS OR MODELS AND BRING BACK RECOMMENDATIONS TO YOU. I JUST WANTED TO BRIEFLY GO OVER SOME OF THE BACKGROUND IN 2017 WHEN COMMISSIONER BOLTON CAME ABOARD. OR A STRATEGIC PLANNING DOCUMENT.

I LOOK COMMISSIONER BOLTON IMPROPERLY SAID AT THAT TIME THAT WE SHOULD LOOK AT A REQUEST FOR AID OR ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT AND WE CONDUCTED A NATIONAL SURVEY WHICH THE MANAGER REFERENCED DURING OUR FEBRUARY 25TH WORKSHOP OF WHAT VARIOUS MUNICIPALITIES PROVIDED IN TERMS OF ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT OR LEGISLATIVE AID AND TWO THOUSAND EIGHTEEN AT THE CLOSE OF 2018 THE MANAGER ACCESS TO UPDATE THAT INFORMATION. AND WE DID PROVIDE THAT TO YOU LAST TIME AND I PRESENTED IT DURING THE FEBRUARY 25TH WORKSHOP. WE SURVEYED TWENTY FIVE GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES 20 OF WHICH WERE IN BROWARD FORM PALM BEACH ONE IN MIAMI. OF THOSE NINE AGENTS NINE OF THE AGENCIES TO A MORE PROVIDED STAFF TO A MORE STAFF MEMBERS. NINE AGENCIES HAD AT LEAST ONE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT PERSON AND SEVEN AGENCIES PROVIDED NO ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT AND I SHARE WITH YOU. THE RANGE OR THE THREE OR MORE AGENCIES WHO OFFERED A LEGISLATIVE A SALARY WAS AS LOW AS TWENTY TWO THOUSAND AND AS HIGH AS ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE

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THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR. I ALSO SHARE WITH YOU THE CURRENT COORDINATES WHICH WAS MOST RICK CAN'T EVEN SAY RECENTLY. THE LAST TIME IT WAS UPDATED WAS IN NINETEEN SEVENTY FIVE WHICH COMMISSIONER YELLEN POINTED OUT AND RECOMMENDED AT THAT TIME THAT WE LOOK AT UPDATING IT CURRENTLY AS ORDERED STAND. IT PROVIDES FOR UP TO THREE LEGISLATIVE AIDES IN A VOLUNTARY CAPACITY WITHOUT REMUNERATION FOR EACH COMMISSIONER AGAIN WHAT I HEARD FROM YOU WAS THAT YOU ARE IN NEED OF ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT. I ALSO HEARD THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN UPDATING THE ORDINATES AND REFLECTING LEGISLATIVE AIDES WHO ARE COMPENSATED ON A PART TIME BASIS WITH DIRECT REPORT TO EACH RESPECTIVE ELECTED OFFICIAL AND YOU WANTED INPUT INTO THE HIRING PROCESS. WE TYPICALLY THINK YOU ARE OK WITH THE SECOND INTERVIEW THE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT OPTIONS THAT I LIKE TO PROPOSE TO YOU TODAY FOR DISCUSSION AND SOME DIRECTION. THE FIRST OPTION BECAUSE I DID HEAR YOU CLEARLY SAYING THAT GARCIA IS WHO IS THE INCUMBENT AND THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR POSITION IS OVERWHELMED. SO ONE OF THE THINGS I WANTED TO POINT OUT TO YOU IS IDEA BEFORE THERE IS FUNDING RIGHT NOW ON THE BUDGET FOR A SECOND ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR WHICH COULD IF YOU SO DESIRED DIVIDE THE. THE REPORTING STRUCTURE UP AND SAY REPORTING STRUCTURE VERY LOOSELY IN A SENSE OF THE PERSON WOULD BE ASSIGNED TO THE MAYOR AND THE SERVING VICE MAYOR AND THE COMMISSIONERS WOULD SHARE THE SERVICES OF EITHER GRAZIA WHETHER THE PERSON WE BROUGHT ON STAFF AND I KNOW THAT WOULD NOT HELP YOU IN TERMS OF YOUR LEGISLATIVE CAPABILITIES BUT ONE THING I WOULD LIKE FOR YOU TO KEEP OPEN MIND ABOUT IS POTENTIALLY DIFFERENT MODEL AS WELL WITH GRAZIA HANDLING THE DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS AND MAYBE THE SECOND PERSON BEING SHARED BY THE COMMISSION TO WORK ON SPECIAL PROJECTS. THAT'S JUST ONE OPTION. THE SECOND OPTION IS TO AMEND THE ORDINANCE REGARDING LEGISLATIVE AIDES IN WHICH WE WOULD BRING THEM ON IN A TEMPORARY PART TIME CAPACITY THEY WOULD GO THROUGH THE TRADITIONAL HIRING PROCESS JUST AS ANY OTHER EMPLOYEE IN THE CITY. AND BECAUSE OF THE CURRENT STRUCTURE IN THE CHARTER THEY WOULD STILL ULTIMATELY REPORT TO THE CITY MANAGER BECAUSE AS THE CHARTER CURRENTLY EXISTS ONLY THE MANAGER AND THE CITY ATTORNEY REPORT TO THE COMMISSION. THOSE ARE THE TWO OPTIONS THAT I CAN RECOMMEND AT THIS TIME. BASED ON THE PARAMETERS OF WHAT WE HAVE IN PLACE WITHIN THE ORDINANCE I WILL SEEK DIRECTION AND SOME COMMENTS FROM YOU AT THIS TIME AND QUESTIONS COMMISSIONER YELLEN HAS MR. GO. I WOULD BE IN FAVOR OF NO ONE AMENDING THE ORDINANCE AND UPDATING IT SO IT REFLECTS THE NEEDS OF 20 19 AND 9 NOT NINETEEN SEVENTY FIVE AND I'M IN FAVOR OF MY APARTMENTS WILL BE TO COMPENSATE AND HIRE A FULL TIME LEGISLATIVE AIDE. I THINK AT THE LAST TIME WE DISCUSSED THIS THE MAJORITY WERE IN FAVOR OF A PART TIME SO I'M WILLING TO COMPROMISE FOR PART TIME BUT I DON'T THINK IT'S IDEAL TO SHARE A PERSON. THE MAJORITY OF THE WORK THAT WE DO FALLS OUTSIDE OF THE NINE TO FIVE HOURS. I'M GOING TO AN AGE AWAY MEETING TONIGHT I'M TRAVELING THIS WEEKEND I RESPOND TO EMAILS AND TEXT MESSAGES OVER THE WEEKEND AT NIGHT AND IT'S GONNA BE IDEAL TO HAVE A DEDICATED PERSON RESPONDING TO THE NEEDS OF EACH COMMISSIONER AND EACH PARTICULAR DISTRICT. AND I JUST WANT TO COMMENT IF I MAY ON THE SILLY ARTICLE THAT WAS WRITTEN IN TAMARACK TALK BY AND GIGGLES SO WHATEVER HER NAME IS. FIRST OF ALL SHE DID EMAIL ME AND ASKED FOR MY COMMENT OR FEEDBACK. HELLO COMMISSIONER. I'M A REPORTER WORKING WITH TAMARA TALK. I WAS WATCHING IN FEBRUARY FEBRUARY. I WAS WATCHING THE FEBRUARY. I NOTICED THAT YOU WERE THE FIRST TO SPEAK ON THE SUBJECT OF ADDING COMMISSION ASSISTANTS. WERE YOU THE ONE THAT SPURRED THE DISCUSSION. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR REPLY I RESPONDED. I'M NOT SURE IF I WAS THE FIRST OR NOT. WE MET WITH THE CITY MANAGER INDIVIDUALLY TO DISCUSS WHAT WILL BE ON THE WORKSHOP AN AGENDA. I DISCUSSED IT WITH HIM AND I AM SURE OTHERS DID AS WELL. WHAT'S IMPORTANT IS THE FACT THAT THE MAJORITY OF THE COMMISSION AREN'T FAVORITE ADDITIONALLY THE MAJORITY OF SEASONED BROWN HAVE LEGISLATIVE AIDES OR ASSISTANTS ON EITHER A PART TIME OR FULL TIME BASIS TO DO TO WORK WITH THE COMMISSIONERS. WE HAVE ONE WHO WORKS WITH FIVE ELECTED OFFICIALS THAT MAY HAVE WORKED IN THE PAST BUT MEMBERS OF THE CURRENT COMMISSION INCLUDING MYSELF PLAN TO BE MORE ACTIVE VISIBLE AND ENGAGING WITH THE COMMUNITY. HAVING ONE ASSISTANT THAT DOES NOT WORK AFTER 5:00 ON THE WEEKEND IS NOT EFFECTIVE. THIS QUOTE

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WAS NOT IN HER ARTICLE. SHE ASKED ME FOR THE QUOTE I GAVE THE QUOTE AND IT WAS IN THE ARTICLE BECAUSE IT DID NOT FIT HER NARRATIVE AND HER NARRATIVE IS TO SPIN IT. I THINK THE FIRST LINE WAS OH YOU MAY BE GETTING A CALL BACK FROM THE ASSISTANT. NO IN FACT WE'RE GOING TO BE MORE RESPONSIVE IF WE HAVE AN ASSISTANT SO IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A DEBATE AND WE CAN HAVE THE DEBATE. I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED THE ARTICLE AND AND I REMEMBER HEARING FROM FROM OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS IN THE PAST THAT THEY DON'T RESPOND TO TAMARACK TALK. AND NOW I'M STARTING TO SEE WHY I WILL CONTINUE AND RESPOND BUT IF MY QUOTES ARE NOT GOING TO BE REFLECTED BECAUSE IT DOESN'T FIT YOUR AGENDA THEN I WON'T RESPOND ANY FURTHER SO I'LL I'LL I'LL GIVE MY TIME UP AND WAIT TO HEAR FROM THE OTHER COMMISSIONERS. BUT I DO HAVE MORE FOLLOW UP JUST IN CASE. GO ON IF YOU WOULD BECAUSE WE'RE TRYING TO NOT MAKE THIS AN ALL AFTERNOON EVENT. PLEASE TELL US WHAT ELSE DO YOU WANT TO SHARE. I DON'T WANT TO MAKE IT AN ALL AFTERNOON EVENT. I HAVE A PROPOSAL DUE AT 2 O'CLOCK. YES AND THEN SAY WE'D LIKE TO HEAR IT NOW. YOU KNOW LET'S NOT AGREE ON THE ARTICLE I READ YOU KNOW WHAT I WANT TO ADDRESS THE ARTICLE. I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY UNLESS I DO UNDERSTAND. I DO UNDERSTAND THAT. OKAY. MR. BOLTON YOU HAVE YOUR THING TWISTED.

YEAH. OKAY. SO I'D LIKE TO FIRST CLARIFYING THAT WHEN I BROUGHT THIS UP IN TWENTY SEVENTEEN I WANTED TO UPDATE THE LANGUAGE FOR LEGISLATIVE AIDES. I ALSO TALKED ABOUT LEGISLATIVE AIDES BEING CALLED COMMUNITY AMBASSADORS AT WORK FOR FREE RIDES ON A BICYCLE. SO FOR THOSE WHO REMEMBER MY COMMENTS IT WAS NEVER TO PAY ANYBODY. IT WAS NEVER TO HIRE ANY MORE STAFF. IT WAS COMMUNITY AMBASSADORS RIDING ON A BIKE AND STAFF WILL REMEMBER THAT. SO THAT'S NUMBER ONE. NUMBER TWO DURING THAT MEETING I ALSO ASKED THE COMMISSION IF THE MAYOR AT THE TIME WOULD BE INTERESTED IN HAVING ADDITIONAL SUPPORT BECAUSE THE SUPPORT THAT WE HAD IN OUR OFFICE WAS HAD OVERWHELMING WORK. AND THE MAYOR AT THE TIME SAID THAT HE WAS NOT INTERESTED IN ANOTHER SUPPORT STAFF. SO THAT IS TO CLARIFY. THE RECORD SO WITH WITH THE LEGISLATIVE AIDES. ABSOLUTELY. I SUPPORT HAVING PART TIME STAFF THAT PERHAPS IS PAID A STIPEND PERHAPS 700 DOLLARS A MONTH FOR GAS AND OTHER EXPENSES THAT THE INCURRED. I AM NOT FOR SHARING SUPPORT STAFF WITH WITH ANYBODY ELSE BECAUSE MY DISTRICT IS UNIQUE AND THAT EACH PERSON'S DISTRICT IS UNIQUE AND EACH THING THAT PEOPLE DO IS ALSO UNIQUE. SO I MEAN MANY OF YOU MAY HAVE GOTTEN MY EMAILS AND PERHAPS I'M THIRTY THOUSAND OTHER RESIDENTS GOT MY EMAILS LAST WEEK I SURVEYED MY DISTRICT AND SURVEYED THE ENTIRE CITY WITH THEIR SATISFACTION WITH ME AS A LEADER AND WITH HOW I RESPOND TO THEM AND OVERWHELMINGLY PEOPLE RESPONDED THAT THEY WERE ABSOLUTELY PLEASED WITH MY LEADERSHIP AND THAT THE HIRING OF A SHORT OF LEGISLATIVE AIDES DID NOT MATTER TO THEM. SO I MEAN I STAND BEHIND MY COMMENTS THAT WE NEED LEGISLATIVE AIDES WHETHER THEY APPEARED OR NOT OR WHAT THEY ARE PAID. THAT'S A DIFFERENT CONVERSATION BUT I DO BELIEVE THAT EACH OF US NEED OUR OWN ASSISTANT AND THE STARTING GROUND IS THAT STIPEND THAT I THAT I SPOKE ABOUT THAT I'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOR MAYBE THREE YEARS SO THAT I STEP DOWN FOR NOW TO REST MY VOICE THANK YOU COMMISSIONER BOLTON VICE MAYOR THANK YOU. I HAVE A QUESTION

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DOES OUR CHARTER ALLOW PAID LEGISLATIVE AIDES ANSWER IS THAT NO. B THE ORDINANCE CONTROLS THE LEGISLATIVE AIDES RELATIONSHIP WITH THE COMMISSION. IT IS AN ANTIQUATED SECTION OF THE CODE THAT'S BEEN THERE FOR OBVIOUSLY FOR A LONG TIME. UNDER THE CHARTER AS LORENZO INDICATED THERE ARE ONLY TWO DIRECT REPORTS TO THE COMMISSION THAT BEING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY ATTORNEY THE AIDES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE UNLESS YOU CHANGE THE CHARTER WE REPORT TO THE MANAGER AND BE ALLOCATED TO BE TO ASSIST MEASURES ACCORDINGLY. SO THE ANSWER IS NO. THE ANSWER IS NO BUT YES WE'LL HAVE TO ACTUALLY CHARACTERIZE WHAT YOU'RE TRYING TO GET TO. OK SO ABSENT A CHARTER CHANGE WITH REGARD TO DIRECT REPORTING OF AIDS AND SUCH. THE ANSWER IS THAT YOU HAVE TO PROVIDE A MECHANISM FOR HOW THEY WOULD BE COMPENSATED. IS THE CODE CURRENTLY MAKES THE VOLUNTEERS. OK SO THE ANSWER IS NO IT DOESN'T ALLOW. BUT YES IT WOULD RATHER THAN THE DECLINE DIRECTLY TO WASH. IT WOULD BE THROUGH THE CITY MANAGER. THAT IS CORRECT. LEAVE IT TO US. DOTTED LINE ARE MADE THERE WOULD BE COMMITTED TO YOU IN THE CONTEXT OF YOUR ASSIGNMENT. BUT THE CONTEXT OF THE ACTUAL LEGAL DESIGNATION IS NOT THE CASE. ALL RIGHT I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE I FULLY UNDERSTAND THAT YOU KNOW I'VE BEEN VERY VOCAL FOR SOME TIME THAT THERE'S NOT ENOUGH ASSISTANCE IN OUR OFFICE. I ALSO THINK THAT IT'S IMPORTANT TO DEVELOP THAT WORKING RELATIONSHIP AND THAT CONTINUITY BETWEEN US AND WHOMEVER THIS PERSON IS AND I THINK SHARING ONE POOR YOUNG LADY IS YOU KNOW I MEAN POOR THING AND THAT JUST DOESN'T WORK. YOU KNOW VERY HONESTLY I DON'T NEED A FULL TIME PERSON I NEED A PART TIME PERSON BECAUSE I AM DROWNING IN FOLLOW UP AND REFERRALS AND YOU KNOW I'M ANSWERING EMAIL AT 2:00 IN THE MORNING AND I NEED SOME HELP WITH FOLLOW UP. THE IDEA FOR ME OF HAVING THAT ONE ON ONE PERSON WHO KNOWS ME KNOWS HOW TO WORK WITH ME AND YOU KNOW CAN GET ALONG WITH ME AT TIMES IS APPEALING TO ME. THANK YOU NO QUESTION SPEAKER MR. PRESIDENT OK COMMISSIONER FISHMAN I'VE GONE BACK AND FORTH ON THIS ISSUE. ONLY BECAUSE I'M TRYING TO LOOK AT WHAT I SIGNED UP FOR AND WHAT REALITY IS. I SIGNED UP TO REPRESENT THE RESIDENTS OF DISTRICT 3 AND TO BE RECEPTIVE TO THEIR NEEDS AND TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT. I HAVE HAD TO TAKE TIME OUT OF MY PROFESSIONAL LIFE MY FAMILY LIFE JUST AS ALL OF US HAVE. HAVING SAID THAT THAT WAS PART OF THE CHOICE I MADE WHEN I RAN FOR OFFICE SO I'M VERY TORN ON ON THIS ISSUE. AND HAVING BEEN A LEGISLATIVE AIDE PREVIOUSLY FOR THE FLORIDA SENATE I REPORTED DIRECTLY TO THE SENATOR THAT I WORKED FOR. HOWEVER THE PERSON THAT COULD HIRE ME AND OR FIRE ME WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE. SIMILAR SITUATION TO IF WE HAD LEGISLATIVE AIDES HERE THEY WOULD WORK WITH US. BUT MR. SANDWICH WOULD BE THEIR DIRECT REPORT. HAVING SAID ALL THAT I BELIEVE I SAID AT THE LAST MEETING IF WE ARE LOOKING TO BE COST EFFECTIVE AND WE CAN GET FIVE PART TIMERS FOR THE PRICE OF A ONE FULL TIME BECAUSE WE WOULD NOT BE PAYING INSURANCE AND WHATNOT TO THAT PART TIME PERSON I WOULD NOT OBJECT TO FIVE INDIVIDUAL AIDES IF IT WAS COST EFFECTIVE AND WOULD BE THE SAME AMOUNT AS ONE FULL TIME PERSON. I DIDN'T KNOW IF THAT WAS IN THE FORM OF A QUESTION. I. THERE IS NO WAY TO GUARANTEE IT WILL BE AS COST EFFECTIVE. WHAT I ENVISIONED AS BOTH COMMISSIONER GALEN ADVISED ADVICE POINTED OUT THERE'S A LOT OF WORK THAT GOES ON AFTER HOURS AND WILL REQUIRE THAT INDIVIDUAL TO WORK WITH YOU. ENVISIONING A

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PART TIME POSITION THEY ARE WEEKS WHERE THAT PERSON COULD WORK BEYOND WHAT SOME VISION IS A TWENTY FIVE HOURS A WEEK OR PART TIME EMPLOYEE. SO WITHOUT HAVING A CRYSTAL BALL THERE'S NO WAY FOR ME TO FORESEE HOW MUCH THIS WILL COST IN THE INTERIM BUT I FORESEE YOU KNOW 20 TO 25 HOURS A WEEK OF PART TIME WORK WITH THE PERSON MAINTAINING HOURS JUST LIKE OUR CURRENT PART TIME EMPLOYEES AND ADHERING TO ALL THE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES OF THE CITY THANK YOU COMMISSIONER. GO ON AND SPEAK AGAIN. JUST A QUESTION FOR LORENZO THROUGH THE CHAIR. WELL WHAT'S CONSIDERED PART TIME THINK ANYWHERE FROM 20 TO 25 HOURS A WEEK IS PART TIME STATUS THAT AND WE LOOK AT SAM BECAUSE ONE OF THE THINGS WE WOULD HAVE TO DO THIS IS A VERY NEW ROLE FOR THE CITY IS TO WORK WITH THE STAFF THOSE FIVE MEMBERS THAT ARE SELECTED TO BE PART OF USE OF THE STAFF TO ENSURE THAT THEY ADHERE TO THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT. AND IF THEY GO OVER THAT TWENTY FIVE HOURS THAN THEY WOULD NEED TO REQUEST TO WORK ADDITIONAL TIME. SO THOSE ARE THE KIND OF THINGS THAT WE'LL NEED TO WORK ON AND ONBOARDING AND KIND OF LOOK DOWN THE ROAD AND LOOK AT WHAT KIND OF FIGURED OUT WHAT THAT WILL LOOK LIKE AND BELIEVE IT OR NOT THAT WILL INCLUDE ONBOARDING FOR THE COMMISSION MEMBERS AS WELL. IF YOU HAVE THE ACTUAL NUMBER WHAT WHAT DOES THE GOVERNMENT THINKS THAT ARE HAPPENING NOW IS 25 THAT. YES. DOES ANYONE IN THIS COMMISSION WORK MORE THAN 25 HOURS A WEEK. YES. OK. SO PART OF THIS SILLY ARTICLE KEEPS STATING THAT THIS IS A PART TIME JOB BUT THIS IS NOT A PART TIME JOB.

SO I THINK SOMETHING ELSE WE NEED TO DO IS CHANGE A CLASSIFICATION FROM PART TIME TO WHAT IT TRULY IS AND IT'S FULL TIME. YOU KNOW THERE IS AN ASSUMPTION THAT IS A PART TIME JOB. WE ONLY HEAR A PARTIAL TIME IT IS TRUE WE'RE ONLY HERE PHYSICALLY PARTIALLY BUT WHEN WE'RE NOT MEETING WITH RESIDENTS AND WE'RE NOT RESPONDING TO EMAILS THEN WE'RE OUT AT OTHER EVENTS SUPPORTING. FOR EXAMPLE I WAS AT THE POOL EVENT THIS WEEKEND FOR ONE OF THE STONEMAN DOUGLAS KIT KIDS WHO WAS KILLED WHO WAS A MEMBER OF OUR SWIM TEAM. I KNOW MAYOR GOMES WAS THERE YOU KNOW THOSE THOSE ARE WORKING HOURS AND WE GO BEYOND THE 25 HOURS A WEEK. SO I THINK YOU KNOW PART OF WHAT'S DRIVING ALL THIS TALK FROM THE COMMUNITY IS THIS ASSUMPTION THAT THERE'S A PART TIME JOB AND YOU KNOW WHEN I WAS IN TRAINING IN JACKSONVILLE FOR THE LEAGUE OF CITIES YOU KNOW THERE WERE ABOUT 100 ELECTED OFFICIALS FROM AROUND THE STATE SMALL TOWNS WITH AS LITTLE AS EIGHT PEOPLE IN LARGE TOWNS AND THAT THE FACILITATOR ASKED DOES ANYONE THINK THIS IS A PART TIME JOB. DOES ANYONE THAT ANYONE BELIEVE THAT IS THE PART TIME JOB WHEN THEY CAME HERE. HOW MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE IT'S A FULL TIME JOB NOW. NOBODY RAISE THEIR HAND. SO WE'LL ALL GO IN WITH THE ASSUMPTION AND THE UNDERSTANDING THAT IT'S A PART TIME JOB AND IN VERY SHORT ORDER YOU LEARN THAT IT'S NOT PART TIME JOB. SO I THINK THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE NEED TO STUDY. THANK YOU. VICE MAYOR FIRST OF ALL I AGREE WITH COMMISSIONER ALLEN. IT IS NOT A PART TIME JOB AND I THINK THAT THAT DOES HAVE TO BE CORRECTED IF FOR NO OTHER REASON REASON THAN SOMEONE WHO MIGHT BE CONSIDERING IT IN THE FUTURE SHOULD NOT BE LED DOWN THE PATH THAT IT'S A PART TIME JOB AND GET HERE AND FIGURE IT OUT. I HAVE A QUESTION IF WE WERE TO HAVE THESE PART TIME PEOPLE WE WOULD STILL NEED SOMEONE PHYSICALLY IN THE OFFICE. YES. OK I JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY THAT. AND AS FAR AS PART TIME I THINK WE WOULD HAVE TO PUT A NO MORE THAN X AMOUNT OF HOURS PER WEEK ON IT AND JUST ADHERE TO THAT SCORE. OKAY MR. FISHMAN I'M PIGGYBACKING ON WHAT THE VICE MAYOR SAID.

IF WE ARE LOOKING AT DOING THIS FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL COMMISSIONER WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO PUT PARAMETERS ON THOSE WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO CREATE A POSITION SO THAT WE KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THOSE THOSE FOLKS ARE SUPPOSED TO DO AND THEY KNOW WHAT THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO DO. SO THAT IF WE AS COMMISSIONERS ALL AT A LINE OF THAT THOSE PARAMETERS WE NEED TO PUT A BRAKE ON OURSELVES. I ONLY SAY THAT BECAUSE AS A SENATE LEGISLATIVE AIDE THERE WERE NO PARAMETERS AND I FOUND MYSELF PICKING UP LAUNDRY SOMETIMES FOR MY SENATOR. NOW THAT DID NOT HAPPEN ON A REGULAR BASIS. HOWEVER WE NEED TO ENSURE THAT WE'RE USING THESE FOLKS OR THE CORRECT ITEMS I TURN TO AND I THANK YOU. OK WELL THE TOPIC AT HAND IS LEGISLATIVE EIGHTS AND NINETEEN SEVENTY

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FIVE CODE ORDINANCE AND BASED ON READING OF THE CODE ITSELF YES WE HAVE CERTAIN THINGS THAT NEED TO CHANGE BECAUSE WE SAY MARCH 10TH WHEN WE USED TO HAVE ELECTIONS IN MARCH WE NO LONGER HAVE ELECTIONS IN MARCH. I WOULD HAVE A QUESTION OF WHETHER AIDS OR ALL THAT SAYS MAY NOT HOLD ELECTIVE OFFICE IN THE CITY BUT CAN THEY RUN FOR OFFICE WHILE BEING IN A MOVE A CLOSER LOOK. SO THOSE ARE THE THINGS WHEN IT COMES TO LEGISLATIVE AIDES ON WHETHER OR NOT WE ARE WORKING ON AMENDING THE LEGISLATIVE AIDES PORTION OF OUR ORDINANCE. TO ME THIS WHOLE CONCEPT IS NOT NECESSARY LEGISLATIVE AIDES IT'S ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT WE'RE MOVING AWAY FROM LEGISLATIVE AIDES BECAUSE WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THREE PEOPLE HELP US UNDER OUR LEGISLATIVE AIDES JUST NOT BE PAID WHAT I FEEL I HEAR FROM EVERYBODY IS THE PAYMENT OF PEOPLE I SEE. BUT I'D LIKE AN OPPORTUNITY. SO WHETHER OR NOT THIS JOB WAS CONSIDERED A FULL TIME JOB OR PART TIME JOB AND AS ADVERTISED SO TO SPEAK THIS JOB WHEN I CAME ON BOARD I WAS TOLD IS AS GOOD AS WHAT YOU MAKE IT. YOU CAN ONLY GO TO THE MEETINGS THE REGULAR MEETINGS THAT ARE SET OR YOU CAN GET INVOLVED. AND SO YES GOT INVOLVED AND YES FOR ME IT BECOMES MORE LIKE A FULL TIME JOB THAT YOU LOVE YOU LOVE BECAUSE YOU GET OUT THERE WITH EVERYBODY AND YOU LEARN ABOUT YOUR CITY AND YOU'RE WITH PEOPLE IN THE CITY. AS FOR THE REST OF THE COMMISSION THEY'RE OBVIOUSLY OUT THERE AS MUCH AS WELL WHICH IS GREAT. AS I EXPRESSED WHEN I FIRST CAME ON BOARD THERE WAS TWO PEOPLE IN THE AUDIT OFFICE. I THINK WHEN YOU'RE ASKING WHAT WE'VE GOT BEFORE US TO GO TO OPTION ONE AND I THINK THAT WHILE IT MAY SAY MAYOR AND VICE MAYOR I THINK THE PURPOSE OF THAT IT'S TWO AND OF TWO OR FOUR AND MAYOR HAVING TO RUN ON THE SAME TERMS. SO YOU'RE NOT HAVING YOU'RE HAVING CONSISTENCY WITH WHOMEVER YOU'RE SUPPORTING WHATEVER LEGISLATION EXCUSE ME I'M FLIPPING INTO THAT NOW. THE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT WILL BE WE'LL BE ABLE TO HELP CONSISTENTLY. I DO THINK THAT IF WE HAVE INDIVIDUAL PEOPLE WE DON'T HAVE SOMEBODY CONSIST IN THE OFFICE AND YOU'RE STILL GOING TO WIND UP HAVING TO HIRE SOMEBODY WITH AS MANY TIMES AS WE'RE OUTSIDE FOR PART TIME WORK. THERE IS A CONCERN OF WHAT ARE WE DOING WHEN TO HAVE SOMEBODY CHECK AND CLOCK IN. HOW ARE WE MONITORING IT. THAT COULD CREATE A HOST OF OTHER ISSUES FOR HUMAN RESOURCES IN OUR CITY THAT I WOULD BE VERY CONCERNED WITH AND YES BY CHARTER WE'RE NOT A LOT OF PAID. YES IS THERE AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO THROUGH WITH A CITY MANAGER HIRING AND FIRING AND DOING THAT TO BE ABLE TO GIVE HIM REMUNERATION OF SOME SORT THAT'S DIFFERENT. I I KNOW HOW BUSY WE ARE I KNOW HOW ACTIVE WE ARE BUT WE ARE ALSO VERY ACTIVE AND WE ALSO BRING FORTH YOUR EXECUTIVE TEAM WHO THEN BRINGS OUT THE CITY EMPLOYEES TO DO STUFF THAT ASSISTS US WHEN WE NEED RESEARCH WHEN WE NEED INFORMATION AND THAT WORK IS STILL GOING TO NEED TO BE DONE. WHEN WE TALK ABOUT NEWSLETTERS OR FLYERS AND STATE STUFF THAT'S STILL DONE THROUGH OUR CITY STAFF NOT GOING TO BE DONE THROUGH OUR LEGISLATIVE AIDES. I DON'T BELIEVE THAT THEY WILL HAVE THE ABILITY NOT THAT THEY'RE INCAPABLE BUT I DON'T BELIEVE THEIR ROLES WILL HAVE THE ACCESS OR AUTHORITY UNLESS WE'RE DEALING WITH A WHOLE HOST OF OTHER ISSUES. ARE WE THEN GOING TO HAVE TO HAVE LEGISLATIVE AIDES BACKGROUND CHECKS IF WE'RE MOVING THEM INTO AN ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT POSITION.

WE HAVE OUR HUMAN RESOURCES ROLES. WE HAVE THAT ARE REGULATIONS WHERE PEOPLE GO THROUGH THE APPLICATION PROCESS I SEE WE HAVE IT'S NOT AS SIMPLE AS JUST SAYING I WANT SO-AND-SO TO BE MY LEGISLATIVE AIDE TURNING IT INTO A SUPPORT SYSTEM AS ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT SO FOR ME I STILL SAY THERE ARE LEGISLATIVE AIDES PURPOSE.

WE HAVE THREE OF THEM NON PAID. THEY DO IT FOR THE BENEFIT. THEY DO IT FOR THE ABILITY TO PUT ON THEIR RESUME IF THEY WISH FOR THE ABILITY TO ASSIST GOVERNMENT AND HELP US DO OUR JOBS. AND I THINK THAT OPTION 1 IS PROBABLY THE MOST COHESIVE OPTION. AS FOR ADDING ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT AND COMMISSIONER GALEN IS CHOMPING AT THE BIT TO SPEAK SO COMMISSIONER GO. SO I SPOKE TO SOME FOLKS SOME FROM SOME OTHER CITIES AND IN THE CITY OF LORD OF HILL WHEN THEY ASKED FOR LEGISLATIVE AIDES THE MAYOR WAS AGAINST IT. MAYOR CAPLAN. SO YOU DID GET ONE EVERYONE ELSE HAD THEIR AIDES AND HE DIDN'T GET ONE. AND SO IF THAT'S THE IF THAT'S THE DIRECTION YOU WANT TO TAKE AND YOU CAN USE THAT FOR YOUR RE-ELECTION STRATEGY AND SAY THESE OTHER COMMISSIONERS THEY NEEDED HELP. I DIDN'T NEED ANY HELP. I DIDN'T ADD MORE TO THE BUDGET SO THAT SHOULD BE YOUR STRATEGY. YOU DON'T HAVE ONE IF YOU DON'T NEED ONE OR OR KEEP THE ONE PERSON WE HAVE ON STAFF BUT DON'T LET THAT HINDER WHAT WE WANT TO

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DO IN TERMS OF HAVING MORE OUTREACH AND MORE VISIBILITY IN THE COMMUNITY. YOU KNOW WHEN I FIRST MOVED THE TAMARACK THE ONE PERSON I RECOGNIZED VERY QUICKLY WAS FORMER MAYOR BETH TALIB CISCO BECAUSE SHE WAS EVERYWHERE. AND YOU KNOW I TRY TO BE AVAILABLE IN AS MANY PLACES AS POSSIBLE. I KNOW COMMISSIONER BOLTON TRIES AND ALL OF US TRY. COMMISSIONER BOLTON WAS AT THE WOODLANDS MEETING WITH THE 13 FOR INVESTMENTS. IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO NOT ONLY BE VISIBLE IN OUR PARTICULAR DISTRICTS BUT ALSO THROUGHOUT TAMARACK BECAUSE WE HAVE TO VOTE ON ITEMS THE DISTRICT WANTS YOU TO DISAGREE FOR AND SO WE NEED TO BE AWARE OF THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY AND WE NEED TO BE IN TOUCH WITH THE RESIDENTS OF THE COMMUNITY. AND WHILE FOR ME TO TELL YOU THIS GOES HERE NOW. UNION IS SOMEWHERE ELSE IS ANOTHER EIGHT SOMEWHERE ELSE. SO THE WAY THAT WE CAN BE VISIBLE AND IN ALL PLACES AT ALL TIMES IS TO HAVE ASSISTANCE IS TO HAVE HELP. AND THE WAY I ENVISION IT IS I MIGHT FIND THREE OR FOUR PEOPLE WHO ARE QUALIFIED BRING THEM TO THE H.R. PROCESS THROUGH LORENZO AND ON HIS TEAM. THEY MIGHT SAY OF THESE FOUR PEOPLE TWO PEOPLE WILL FIT AND THEN I'LL SELECT WHO I THINK WORKS BEST. AND SPEAKING OF THE CODE YOU KNOW WE ARE ELECTED AS POLICY MAKERS SO WE MAKE THE POLICY SOMEBODY MADE THE POLICY IN NINETEEN SEVENTY FIVE. WE CAN MAKE THE POLICY IN 2019 AND WHAT WORKS IN NINETEEN SEVENTY FIVE. I DON'T THINK I DISAGREE WITH COMMISSIONER BOLTON WITH A STIPEND OR SOMEONE RIDING A BIKE. I THINK WE NEED TO PAY A COMPETITIVE PART TIME SALARY TO SOMEONE WHO'S QUALIFIED AND CAPABLE WHO WILL BE ABLE TO DO THE JOB. IF I MAKE COMMISSIONER GONE SOMEWHERE I DON'T LOOK AT EVERYTHING AS A STRATEGY FOR THE FUTURE AND ELECTIONS. WE JUST DEAL WITH THE HERE AND NOW. OKAY BUT ALSO MY COMMENTS. I'M NOT SAYING NO TO LEGISLATIVE AIDES. WE HAVE THAT ABILITY. MY CONCERN IS A FINANCIAL ONE. AND WHILE IT WOULD BE VERY NICE IF WE HAD THE BUDGET OF THE COUNTY TO WHERE WE WOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE AS MUCH MONEY TO HIRE THE AIDES THAT THEY HAVE BUT ALSO THEY HAVE THEIR DISTRICTS OR NINE COMMISSIONERS AND THEIR DISTRICT IS WHAT IT DIRECTOR SAY THIS MORNING. THERE'S ONE POINT NINE MILLION PEOPLE THAT THEY HAVE TO DEAL WITH IN THE COUNTY BECAUSE IT'S THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE COUNTY. I LOVE OUR CITY WHERE APPROXIMATELY SIXTY THREE SIXTY FIVE THOUSAND THE CENSUS WILL TELL US MY OPINION I THINK WE'RE PROBABLY UP TO SIXTY SEVEN BUT SO ABOUT 12000 13000. HER COMMISSIONER IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT THAN OUR COUNTY COMMISSION AND THEY ARE FULL TIME AND THEY ARE DESIGNATED FULL TIME AND THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO HAVE A DIFFERENT JOB I BELIEVE. BUT I'M NOT GOING TO GO INTO THAT. THAT'S NOT FOR US HERE.

AND I DO BELIEVE THERE IS NEW SUPPORT THAT IS NEEDED INSIDE OUR OFFICE. I'VE ASKED FOR IT FOR A WHILE BECAUSE ONE PERSON FOR THE FIVE OF US IS INSUFFICIENT. THERE ARE THINGS THAT SOMETIMES WE'RE LUCKY THAT THE FIVE OF US ARE VERY ON TOP OF OUR GAME. WE KNOW WE HAVE TO DO. WE'RE ABLE TO COORDINATE OUR OWN SCHEDULES. WE'RE ABLE TO DO A LOT OF THINGS BUT SOMETIMES THERE'S A NEAR MISS WHERE THINGS DON'T GET DONE AND WE DON'T NEED THAT. IT'S NOT A VERY EFFICIENT WAY TO WORK AND THAT'S WHY I DO AGREE WE NEED HELP MY COMMENTS ARE BASICALLY BELIEVING THAT THE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT IN OUR OFFICE NEEDS TO BE UPPED BY ONE AND THAT THOSE LEGISLATIVE AIDES CAN STILL DO WHAT WE NEED THE ASSISTANCE FOR FOR BEING OUT IN THE COMMUNITY ON THAT VOLUNTEER BASIS THAT IS IN MY HOME. ANY OTHER COMMENTS AT THIS POINT OTHER THAN WHAT WE'VE ALREADY SAID SO WE'RE NOT REHASHING BECAUSE I BELIEVE WE ALL HAVE HEARD WHAT WE'VE HEARD. YOU'RE COMPARING THIS TO THE COUNTY BUT THERE ARE PLENTY OTHER CITIES AND WE SAW THE DATA THAT WAS PROVIDED TO US BY H.R. WHERE A LOT OF CITIES OUR SIZE HAVE LEGISLATIVE AIDES. THE BOTTOM LINE IS DO WE WANT TO BE ACTIVE AND IN TOUCH WITH THE RESIDENTS THAT WE REPRESENT OR NOT. AND IF WE'RE SAYING WE NEED THE HELP ME THE HELP. IF YOU DON'T NEED THE HELP DON'T TAKE THE HELP SAVE THE BUDGET. BUT MY QUESTION TO YOU IS WERE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT THE BUDGET WHEN YOU WHEN YOU APPROVED THREE POINT EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS FOR COLONY WEST YES. BECAUSE I ALSO KNOW THAT IN THE FUTURE THAT THREE POINT EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS WILL BE A WONDERFUL INVESTMENT WHEN MORE PEOPLE ARE COMING AND USING THE FACILITY AND THAT OUR CITY IS ON THE MAP FOR THAT COLONY WEST. SO YES. BUT ALSO THESE THINGS SAY ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT THEY'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT LEGISLATIVE AIDES. THE PURPOSE OF WHAT WE WANT IS TO GET LIFE WORKING. NO THERE'S A REASON WHY THERE'S TWO DIFFERENT TITLES LEGISLATIVE AIDE VERSUS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT. WE NEED TO KNOW WE'VE USED THESE LEGISLATIVE AIDES AND I'M TRYING TO CORRECT THE TERMS THAT ARE BEING USED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE SAYING IN LINE OF WHAT WE'RE DEALING WITH. WE CANNOT HAVE A FUDGE FACTOR HERE. LEGISLATIVE AIDES ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT UNDER OUR ORDINANCE WE ARE ABLE TO RETAIN LEGISLATIVE AIDES NON-PAYING. RIGHT. WE'RE

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SAYING WE WANT TO CHANGE ORDINANCE AS POLICY MAKERS BUT WE CANNOT PAY THEM BECAUSE THAT UNDER THE CHARTER WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DO. I DON'T CARE IF WE ARE THE POLICY MET THE CODE THE CODE. AND WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE CODE SAM. FORGIVE ME BUT DIDN'T YOU SAY EARLIER OR OUR CHARTER SAYS THAT THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT THE CITY COMMISSION CAN HIRE AND FIRE WOULD BE THE CITY ATTORNEY AND THE CITY MANAGER.

THAT'S LEGALLY CORRECT BUT THE CODE THAT'S BEING REFERRED TO THIS MORNING IS THE CODE SECTION TWO DASH 32 ADOPTED IN 1975 OR LAST REVIEWED IN SEVENTY FIVE. AND THE FOLKS ARE REFERRED TO THERE ARE CALLED AIDS AND THERE ARE ALSO AIDS SHALL SERVE WITHOUT MONETARY REMUNERATION FROM THE CITY OR ANY COMMISSIONER ESSENTIALLY AND AIDS MAY NOT BE CITY EMPLOYEES. SO IF YOU'RE GOING TO HIRE PART TIME EMPLOYEES I'M JUST A LAWYER SITTING HERE IF YOU DECIDE TO HIRE PEOPLE AS AIDS AS PART TIME CITY EMPLOYEES YOU HAVE TO CHANGE THE CODE TO CONFORM TO THAT JUST AS CORRECT THAT IT'S NOT US DOING THE HIRING AND THE FIRING. IT'S STILL UNDER THE CITY MANAGER'S PURVIEW TO HIRE HIRING AND THE FIVE YEAR CHARTER OF THE MATTER AND A JURY LAWYER WORKED DIRECTLY FOR THE COMMISSION AND WE CAN CHANGE THAT. ALSO CHANGE THE CHARTER. YOU WANT TO HAVE A CHARTER OF A SPECIAL ELECTION FOR OUR CHARTER OF IRON FILE. NO BUT WE CAN DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT WE ARE THE HIRING AUTHORITY OR H.R. AND THE CITY MANAGER OF THE HIRING AUTHORITY FOR OUR LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANTS. THEY MAY RESPOND TO EVERYBODY IF THE COMMISSION INDEPENDENTLY OF A CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION WHICH IS NOT REQUIRED TO CHANGE THE CITY CHARTER YOU COMMISSIONERS CAN ADOPT AN ORDINANCE AND PLACE IT ON THE BALLOT WHICH ESSENTIALLY WOULD CREATE A SEPARATE POSITION AS A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE AIDE THAT REPORTS TO YOU. BUT THAT HAS TO GO THROUGH THE CHARTER AND THROUGH A SPECIAL ELECTION OR THROUGH THE NEXT ELECTION IT'S NOT REQUIRED. THE CHARTER BOARD CAN BE DONE DIRECTLY BY THE CITY COMMISSION. YOU CAN PLACE ITEMS ON THE BALLOT AS THE COMMISSION YOU NEED NOT SPECIFICALLY RELY ONLY ON THE CHARTER BOARD. THEY MEET PERIODICALLY TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO YOU. YOU HAVE THE ULTIMATE IN LEGAL CONTROL TO CONTROL YOUR CHARTER. AT THE END OF THE DAY IF YOU ADOPT AN ORDINANCE THAT THAT IN FACT CHANGES THE WAY YOU DO BUSINESS THE VOTERS HAVE TO MAKE THAT DECISION. OK. SO BASICALLY TO DO THAT PART FOR WHERE WE HAVE DIRECT HIRING FIRING WOULD BE A CHARTER BUT A CHARTER AMENDMENT WOULD HAVE TO GO ON A BALLOT A BALLOT WHICH WOULD EITHER REQUIRE US TO DO A SPECIAL ELECTION OR WAIT TILL 2020 WHICH IF I UNDERSTAND THIS CORRECTLY WE'LL NOT TAKE CARE OF THE PRESSING NEED OF HAVING ASSISTANCE FOR US NOW. SO BRINGING IT BACK AROUND TO WHAT THE BASIS OF THE CONVERSATION AND MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT WE NEED ASSISTANCE NOW AND HOW DO WE WORK ON THAT NOW. AND THEN IF THERE IS A QUESTION TO TRY TO MOVE FORWARD AND HAVE THIS PUT ON THE BALLOT ARE WE ACTUALLY TALKING ABOUT A SPECIAL ELECTION TO SPEND MORE MONEY OR ARE WE WAITING FOR 2020 TO DEAL WITH HAVING TO CHANGE IT WHERE THE COMMISSION WOULD HAVE THE HIRING FIRING POWER SO THOSE ARE SUBSECTIONS OF THE VICE MAYOR. SAM I'M SORRY. I'M A LITTLE CONFUSED. I THOUGHT I ASKED THE QUESTION UNDERSTANDING THE CHARTER DOES NOT ALLOW WHATEVER WE CALL LEGISLATIVE AIDES WHATEVER TO REPORT DIRECTLY TO US. HOWEVER ACCORDING TO THE CHARTER COULD THEY BE HIRED AND REPORT TO THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE AND STILL WORK FOR US. I THOUGHT I HAD ASKED THAT QUESTION. THAT'S A REFINEMENT OF YOUR LAST QUESTION. OK. TO ELABORATE YOU JUST YOU ADDED SOME LANGUAGE THAT WAS NOT AN ORIGINAL QUESTION. OK IF YOU DON'T CHANGE THE CHARTER AND THE COMMISSION DECIDES TO HIRE ADDITIONAL LEGISLATIVE AIDES PART TIME OR FULL TIME THEY WOULD BE SCREENED THROUGH THE CITY ADMINISTRATION PROCESS WHICH IS THE H.R. PROCESS. IT WOULD BECOME THE CITY EMPLOYEES AND CITY EMPLOYEES THEY WORK FOR THE MANAGER. BUT WE CAN BE AND WOULD NO DOUBT BE ASSIGNED TO WORK WITH YOU. OK. I DON'T THINK ANY OF US ARE ARE LOOKING TO HAVE A COSTLY SPECIAL ELECTION TO CHANGE CHARTER. NO I MEAN I WOULD ASSUME NOT. BUT I WON'T SPEAK FOR MY COLLEAGUES BUT AS LONG AS THERE IS A WAY TO CIRCUMVENT THAT THEN I'M NOT SURE. I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE I WAS CLEAR ON WHAT I SAID AND WHAT I HEARD IF I MAY MADAM MAYOR THROUGH THE MAYOR AGAIN TO THE TO THE VICE MAYOR YOUR CURRENT LEGISLATIVE AIDE OR ASSISTANT IS A CITY EMPLOYEE SHE WORKS FOR THE CITY TAMARA AND SHE WORKS UNDER THE CITY BENEFIT RATIO BUT IS ASSIGNED TO YOU. THAT'S WHAT SHE DOES.

THAT'S HOW IT OPERATES. OK. TO THE EXTENT THAT SHE IS SHE MUST SUBSCRIBE TO AND MUST COMPLY WITH THE CITY'S CODE OF ORDINANCES REGARDING EMPLOYMENT AS DOES THE CITY.

THAT'S WHAT SHE DOES. THANK YOU MR. BOLTON ARE YOU TURNED OVER IS THAT YOUR ON ALL THE MISERABLE OK. SO LEGISLATIVE AIDES AGAINST HIM ARE. REFERENCED IN OUR

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CHARTER. NOW THE REFERENCE IN THE CITY CODE THEIR REFERENCE IN THE CITY. THAT'S CORRECT QUOTE. THAT'S GREAT. HOW DO YOU CHANGE THE CITY CODE BY ORDINANCE TWO READINGS. FIRST LIKE A RATING ONE OF WHICH IS A PUBLIC AIRING AND YOU WOULD AMEND THIS CODE SO DID THE EXAMPLE THAT YOU'RE THAT YOU CHOOSE TO ASK IS IF YOU WERE DEAD IF YOU WERE TO ADD PUT A HOLD ON. BECAUSE WE'RE GETTING SOMEWHERE. SO THE REFERENCE OF LEGISLATIVE AIDES IS NOT IN CHARTER IT'S CITY CODE. YES. HOW DO YOU CHANGE THE CODE ORDINANCE. HOW DO WE ADOPT AN ORDINANCE. ADOPT AN ORDINANCE FIRST AND SECOND RATING YOU DO IT AS A CONDITION BY MAJORITY OF THAT COMMISSION IS ME BY MAJORITY VOTE OF THE COMMISSION THIS. THE COMMISSION HAS TO ADOPT AN ORDINANCE.

THAT'S CORRECT. WE ARE NOT ASKING FOR A CHARTER CHANGE. WE'RE ASKING FOR A CHANGE OF THE CODE. SO WHY ARE WE TALKING ABOUT SPECIAL ELECTIONS. SO CAN WE DRAFT ORDINANCE. LISTEN I'M NOT SITTING HERE AS A DUMB DUCK. I UNDERSTAND MY JOB. I UNDERSTAND HOW CITY WORKS. WE HAVE SPENT 15 MINUTES TALKING ABOUT CHARTER CHANGES AND SPECIAL ELECTIONS. SO UNLESS SOMEBODY IS TRYING TO TRICK US OR SOMEBODY IS TRYING TO SWAY THE CONVERSATION IN THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING NOBODY IS TRYING TO CHANGE CITY CODE A CITY CHARTER CHANGE TO THE CHARTER YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH A SPECIAL ELECTION OR PUT IT ON THE BALLOT. THAT'S HOW IT IS. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A CODE TO CHANGE THE CODE. WE NEED TO ADOPT AN ORDINANCE. WE NEED TO ASK SAM AS A COMMISSION AS A BODY. A SAM DRAFT AN ORDINANCE TO CHANGE THE CODE. THAT'S ALL THAT IT REQUIRES. SO I WAS TALKING ABOUT A CHARTER AND THAT SORT OF STUFF. I'VE LED I HAVE LITERALLY LET IT FLY BECAUSE YOU KNOW I'M. I'M JUST YOU'RE TRYING TO SAVE MY VOICE. BUT LET'S NOT TALK ABOUT IT. A CHARTER BECAUSE I. I UNDERSTAND. I READ EVERYTHING I READ EVERY THING SO I KNOW HOW CITY WORKS. SO THIS IS NOT A CHARTER AMENDMENT. THIS IS A CODE AMENDMENT. IF WE WANT TO CHANGE THE CODE I MEAN MAKE IT CLEAR IF WE WANT TO CHANGE THE CODE TO SAY LEGISLATIVE AIDES ARE TO BE PAID AND LEGISLATIVE AIDES ARE TO ARE TO REPORT TO THE CITY COMMISSION. WE CAN DO THAT BY THE MAYOR THING. COMMISSIONER FISHMAN WHAT DO YOU THINK COMMISSIONER AND WHAT ISN'T COMMISSIONER PIKE WHAT DO YOU THINK. BLAH BLAH BLAH DIRECT SAM THE DRAFT AN ORDINANCE WE PASS IT AND IT IS DONE SIMPLE. IT IS. IT IS NOT A CHARTER. TWO DIFFERENT THINGS TO DIFFERENT THINGS. SO SO THE QUESTION ON THE TABLE IS ARE WE GOING TO UPDATE THE CODE VIA A ORDINANCE THAT WE AS A POLICY BODY POLICY MAKERS CAN DO TODAY OR ARE WE GOING TO MOVE FORWARD HIRING CITY STAFF HIRING LEGISLATIVE AIDE OR HIRING ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF OR WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT THROUGH THE REGULAR HIRING PROCESS SO THAT THEY CAN BE TOLD THAT THEY CAN REPORT TO THE CITY MANAGER THAT THAT'S THE TWO THINGS. SO LET'S NOT CONFUSE THE PROCESS BECAUSE WE THINK THAT PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND IT WE UNDERSTAND IT AT LEAST I UNDERSTAND IT. WE CAN CHANGE AGAIN CAN CHANGE THE CODE VIA AN ORDINANCE. WE CAN DO IT RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW AND TELL SAM A DRAFT THE ORDINANCE AND LET US HAVE LEGISLATIVE AIDE PETE WE CAN DO IT OR WE CAN GO WITH WHAT OUR INTELLIGENT H.R. MANAGER IS ALSO PROPOSING THAT WE CAN HIRE CITY THAT WE CAN HIRE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT THAT REPORTS TO THE MANAGER. WHAT'S GOING ON HERE IS THAT VISIBLE. WHAT IS GOING ON HERE IS THAT THIS BODY DOES NOT WANT US TO HAVE LEGISLATIVE AIDES THAT REPORT TO US AND THAT WE CAN FIRE. THAT'S OK. I DON'T DO THAT I KNOW THAT. THAT IS MY ASSUMPTION.

YES. IF IF IF WE DON'T WANT THAT SAY IT PUBLICLY LET US THEN MOVE ON FROM THAT IDEA AND STICK WITH ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT. DON'T GO AROUND. SAM YOU ARE A LAWYER AND I SAT HERE LISTENING TO YOU MAKING THE CONVERSATION GO ON AND ON AND

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ON TALKING ABOUT CHARTER AND CHARTER CHANGES AND AND GOING ON SPECIAL ELECTIONS AND GOING ON THE BALLOT WHEN YOU COULD SIMPLY SAY NO NO NO IT'S NOT A CHARTER CHANGE. THIS IS A CODE CHANGE. YOU CAN DO IT BY SIMPLE ORDINANCE. SIMPLE AS THAT.

THAT'S ALL WE WANT FROM YOU. I'M NOT SAYING THAT YOU'RE NOT FAIR BUT AT LEAST JUST SAY IT SO WE CAN MOVE ON AND SAVE TIME. I WAS INTERIM COURT CERTIFIED KIND OF COURT MEDIATOR I CHARGE TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS PER HOUR. AND RIGHT NOW I'M LOSING MONEY. SO LET'S GO. COMMISSIONER BOLTON I'M GOING TO ASK YOU TO LISTEN TO WHAT I SAID IT WAS TO DIFFERENTIATE WHAT YOU. COMMISSIONER BOLTON I DID LET'S GO.

LET'S HAVE A CONVERSATION. COMMISSIONER BOLTON THE COMMENT WAS WE WERE TALKING ABOUT TWO SEPARATE THINGS LEGISLATIVE AIDES AND WHETHER TO PAY THEM AND WHETHER WE WERE HIRING AND FIRING. AND THAT WAS THE REASON FOR IT. YES. OK. COMMISSIONER BOLTON I LET YOU SPEAK NOT COMMISSIONER BOLTON. DID YOU READ THE REST OF THE RULES WHEN YOU WOULDN'T YOU HAD THE PLEASURE. DID YOU READ THE REST THE RULES ABOUT BEING PROPER YOU IS NOT OUT YET. IT'S COMING UP ON WEDNESDAY. YOU YOU KNOW THOSE ARE WRITTEN IN OUR RULES. YOU MADE A COMMENT MR. BOLTON THAT I HAVE TO COMMENT AS WELL AND IN TIME I AM. YOU MADE A COMMENT THAT I HAVE TO CLARIFY. NO I'M ON BOTH SIDES. DOESN'T MEAN I SHOULDN'T SPEAK FOR MYSELF. AND THAT'S WHY IT'S SO GOOD THAT NO BUT I ACTUALLY GETS ONE THE RULES OF THIS MEETING UNDER THE ROBERT RULES OF ORDER YOU MAY NOT LIKE THAT FACT BUT THAT'S THE CASE. AND I DON'T SEE A COMMISSION I'M OVERRULES YOU BUT WHEN I'M IN THE MIDDLE OF SPEAKING MARK COMMISSIONER OF THE COMMISSION ON NO RULES YOU KNOW WHILE I'M IN THE MIDDLE. THAT'S HALF THE TRUTH. COMMISSIONER BOLTON THIS IS STUPID ABSOLUTELY STUPID IT'S NOT STUPID. YES IT IS. YOU WERE THEY WERE TELLING PEOPLE THAT THEY CAN SPEAK YOUR.

I'M IN THE MIDDLE. I HAVE THE CHAIR. IT IS MY TURN. I'M SPEAKING. I LET YOU SPEAK WHEN YOU HAD THE CHAIR. YOU MADE. YOU MADE A COMMENT AND YOU DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO CLARIFY THE COMMENT. COMMISSIONER BOLTON I'M IN THE PROCESS OF TRYING TO CLARIFY MY COMMENTS ARE OBVIOUSLY SOMETHING YOU DID NOT HEAR PROPERLY. SO I WILL FINISH MY LIKING MICHEL. COMMISSIONER BOLTON I WISH I HAD THE ABILITY TO TURN YOUR MIKE OFF.

THANK YOU MY COMMENTS HAVE BEEN BASICALLY THE SAME SINCE DAY ONE WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO HAVE LEGISLATIVE AIDES. WE NEED ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT THE COMMISSIONERS AND THE VICE AND THE MAYOR CAN HAVE THEIR LEGISLATIVE AIDES IF THEY WANT TO. WHEN YOU START TALKING ABOUT PAYING THEM THERE'S TWO DIFFERENT PROCESSES THAT WERE DISCUSSED AT THIS TABLE. WHETHER OR NOT WE WERE PAYING THEM AND HIRING THEM WHICH WE CANNOT DO UNDER CHARTER OR WHETHER OR NOT IT GOES THROUGH THE CITY MANAGER FOR THE HIRING FIRING PROCESS. IT'S DIVIDED OUT. THIS IS NOT AS CLEAN AS YOU WANTED TO GO.

GET UP GO SEE IF WE GET WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT CHARTER AGAIN AND IT'S NOT CHARTER. AND SOME IS NOT. IT'S TIME HE'S NOT CORRECTING YOU. WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT CHARTER. WE'RE TOTALLY HAPPY TO CORRECT YOU AND ASK THE QUESTION CAN THEY TALK ABOUT A COLD MAN. COME ON IT'S GOING THROUGH ALL THIS PROCESS. WHAT YOU WANT IS NOT SEE THEM. THAT'S IN THE WATER. THAT'S FINE. I'M TRYING TO CLARIFY AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO AGREE NOT TO LIKE IT BUT THIS IS THE WAY IT IS. SO BASICALLY AS WE COME BACK TO IT WE HAVE A LEGISLATIVE AIDE SEPARATE. WE HAVE OUR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS SEPARATE. THE COMMISSION HAS TWO DIFFERENT THINGS TO BE THINK. BECAUSE IF WE'RE GOING THROUGH WITH ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANCE WILL WE STILL BE NEEDING ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE AIDES. THEN IT COMES DOWN TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE AIDES AND THE HIRING AND FIRING PROCESS THAT WHICH IS IN OUR CONTROL THAT WHICH IS NOT IN OUR CONTROL. AND YES WE CAN CHANGE A CODE BUT WE HAVE TO CHANGE IT TO WHAT IS ACTUALLY WITHIN THE CITY'S COMMISSION'S PROCESS. IS THAT CORRECT SAM. I'LL TRY TO ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS. ME ANSWER THE FIRST QUESTION WHICH IS THE FACT THAT UNDER SECTION TWO DASH 32 WHICH IS A CITY CODE PROVISION NOT THE CHARTER IT SPEAKS ABOUT THE FOLLOWING THINGS. AGE SHALL BE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY. NUMBER TWO AGE SHALL SERVE WITHOUT MONETARY REMUNERATION FROM THE CITY OR ANY. COMMISSIONER THREE COMMISSIONERS SHALL NOMINATE THE A DESIRED ET CETERA RATIFIED BY THE COMMISSION AIDES MAY NOT HOLD ELECTED OFFICE IN THE CITY AIDES MAY NOT BE CITY EMPLOYEES AND TWO OR MORE COMMISSIONERS MAY NOT APPOINT THE SAME AIDE. SO TO ANSWER SEVERAL QUESTIONS THAT I'VE BEEN ASKED FIRST OF WHICH IF YOU HIRE AIDES OR ASSISTANTS TO WORK FOR YOU AND WORK WITH YOU AND YOU WANT TO PAY THEM YOU MUST CHANGE THE CODE TO PAY THEM. BECAUSE AS DEFINED BY THE SECTION OF CODE SECTIONS OF CODE CHANGE BECAUSE YOU CLARIFY PLEASE WHO AT THIS AND WHEN YOU'RE SAYING THIS WHO IS DOING THE HIRING THE FIRING THE PAIN AT THIS POINT IN TIME YOUR CURRENT LEVEL IS THAT YOUR CURRENT LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT WORK ALTHOUGH SHE IS AN ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT PLEASE WE REALLY NEED TO MAKE SURE WE HAD OUR RECITAL IS SHE SHE'S A CITY EMPLOYEE WORKS FOR THE

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CITY OF TAMARACK AND IS ASSIGNED TO YOU THINK SO WITH THE AIDE PART OF THIS WHICH IS SEPARATE IS THAT WHAT I'M HEARING IS BEING ASKED FOR WHICH WORKS DIRECTLY FOR THE COMMISSIONER OR MAYOR OR VICE MAYOR. THAT IS THE SECTION OF CODE THAT IS BEING ASKED TO BE CHANGED. HOWEVER WHAT HAS BEEN PRESENTED HAS ALSO BEEN THE ABILITY TO INSTEAD OF REVISING OUR AIDES AT THIS TIME PRESENTING US WITH THE ABILITY TO HIRE ANOTHER ADMINISTRATIVE AIDE THE AIDES TO FIND IN THIS MAY OR MAY RESPOND MADAM MAYOR THE AIDE THAT'S DEFINED IN SECTION 2 THERE 32 IS A VERY LIMITED ASSIGNMENT ESSENTIALLY ANY CITY COMMISSIONER IS ENTITLED TO HAVE A MAXIMUM OF THREE LEGISLATIVE AIDES TO ASSIST IN COMPILING BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON SUBJECTS THAT LEGITIMATELY ARE OR COULD BE OF CONCERN TO THE CITY COMMISSION AND THE GUIDELINES WHICH I JUST DESCRIBED FOLLOW ESTABLISHED AND APPOINTED. AND THAT IS SEPARATE AND APART FROM THE ABILITY TO HAVE AN ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT OR AN ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT BECAUSE WE CURRENTLY HAVE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT IN OUR CHAMBERS AND THEN WE CURRENTLY HAVE THE ABILITY TO HAVE THREE UNPAID AIDES CORRECT UNDER THE CURRENT CODE THAT IS CORRECT AND YOU HAVE A PAID ASSISTANT.

THAT'S CORRECT. SO WE'RE TALKING ABOUT NEEDING MORE HELP. SO IT BOILS DOWN TO NEEDING MORE HELP. AND IN WHAT CAPACITY. STILL HAVING THE ADDITIONAL SUPPORT IN THE OFFICE OR NOT HAVING THE ADDITIONAL SUPPORT IN THE OFFICE AND THEN CHANGING IT TO WHAT HAS BEEN PRESENTED OF EITHER HAVING FIVE PART TIME PEOPLE FOR EACH AND EACH COMMISSIONER OR THE COMMISSION AS A WHOLE THAT PART WAS NOT THAT IT OUT TO UNDERSTAND THE FINANCIAL IMPACT ON OUR CITY WAS IT I BELIEVE I HAD SOME DISCUSSION WITH MR. MASON. NOT SURE HE HAS ANY TYPE OF PROJECTIONS WOULD FEEL COMFORTABLE SHARING WITH US AT THIS POINT. THANK YOU MR. MASON. WE CAN LOOK AT THE THE IMPACT BUT AGAIN WITHOUT HAVING A CRYSTAL BALL OF HOW MANY HOURS BEYOND THE 25 HOURS A WEEK A PERSON WILL BE WORKING AN HOURLY RATE. WE'RE LOOKING AT PAYING IT'D BE DIFFICULT TO I COULD PROVIDE PROJECTIONS IF THAT'S WHAT THIS COMMISSION WOULD LIKE FOR ME TO DO. WELL HERE'S THE THING. WE HAVE THE NEEDS MOUNTING FROM WHAT I HEAR FROM OUR COMMISSION. WE NEED TO MAKE SOME DECISIONS SOONER THAN LATER.

SO I THINK WE DO HAVE TO FIGURE OUT IF WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ADDING THE ADDITIONAL SUPPORT BECAUSE WHEN I HEARD COMMISSIONER YELLEN YOU SAID OPTION NUMBER ONE BUT THEN HE ALSO SAID LEGISLATIVE AIDE. WHEN I HEAR COMMISSIONER BOLTON HE SAID THAT HIS LEGISLATIVE AIDE DOESN'T NEED TO USE IT. SO INSTEAD WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO IN AN ORGANIZED MANNER FIGURE OUT WHICH WAY WE NEED TO DIRECT FOR MORE INFORMATION OR GO SO IT'S ACTUALLY REPORTING THEM AND I'LL GO DOWN THE LINE COMMISSIONER FISHMAN BEFORE US WE HAVE THE OPTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT OPTIONS WHICH IS HIGHER. THE SECOND MYSTERY OF COORDINATOR FOR THE MAYOR VICE MAYOR FOR THE WAY IS AN EXTRA PERSON OR OPTION TO AMEND THE ORDINANCE REGARDING LEGISLATIVE AIDES AND HIRE TEMPORARY PART TIME EMPLOYEES SO OPTION 1 OR 2 WHAT IS YOUR PREFERENCE AND KNOWING THAT WITH OPTION 1 LEGISLATIVE AIDES STILL AVAILABLE AND I PRESUME AFTER OBVIOUSLY A NUMBER TWO OPTION TWO LEGISLATIVE AIDES WOULD NOT BE AVAILABLE IN THAT SAME CAPACITY BECAUSE THEY WOULD BE CHANGING WITHOUT KNOWING THE FINANCIAL COST ON EITHER OF THOSE ITEMS. I CAN'T SAY WHICH ONE I WOULD VOTE FOR. THANK YOU.

MISSION GOAL. ITEM NUMBER TWO WE CAN ASSUME A COST OF ABOUT ONE HUNDRED TO ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY OR FORTY THOUSAND A YEAR. YOU FIGURE A PART TIME WORKER YOU CAN JUST GOOGLE IT IS GONNA MAKE A PART TIME SYSTEM IS GONNA MAKE ANYWHERE BETWEEN TWENTY FIVE OR THIRTY THOUSAND A YEAR. MULTIPLY THAT BY FIVE AND THERE'S AN ESTIMATED NUMBER. SO OPTION NUMBER TWO I'VE BEEN CLEAR ABOUT THAT FROM DAY ONE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR OPINION. VICE MAYOR I WOULD SAY OPTION 2 BUT A CAP ON 20 HOURS A WEEK. PART TIME WOULD BE A 20 HOUR A WEEK. MR. BOLTON OPTION 2 AMEND THE ORDINANCE AMEND THE CODE VIA AN ORDINANCE THAT SAYS LEGISLATIVE AIDES CAN BE PAID IT'S ALREADY BUDGETED FOR BECAUSE I WANT TO GET RID OF THE CAR ALLOWANCE YOU CAN

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USE THAT MONEY AND YOU CAN YOU AND YOU CAN PAY THE LEGISLATIVE AIDE WITH THAT 700 DOLLARS A YEAR AND NOW WANT TO GIVE IT MY CAR ALLOWANCE BEFORE LEGISLATIVE AIDES IN IF WE UPDATED THE CODE THE ORDINANCE THAT'S THAT THAT'S ONE PART OF THE OPTION. OPTION TWO IS TO HIRE TEMPORARY PART TIME EMPLOYEES. AND THAT WOULD BE CAPPING THEM AT THE LOWEST NUMBER THAT IS TWENTY THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS OR TWENTY TWO THOUSAND WHATEVER IT IS. AND THAT'S FIVE PEOPLE. SO THAT WOULD COME OUT TO WHAT. WHATEVER IT WOULD I BELIEVE THAT WE CAN AMEND THE CODE AMEND THE CODE WE AN ORDINANCE. AND AT SOME POINT I EXPECT THAT THE MAYOR WILL WILL ASK FOR CONSENSUS IF WE WANT TO AMEND THE CODE OR NOT TO UPDATE THE LANGUAGE ON THE LEGISLATIVE AIDES. SO I'M I'M I'M WAITING ON THAT. THAT'S CURRENTLY WHAT I'M DOING RIGHT NOW.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON HERE. NO YOU JUST HEARD IT. SO BASICALLY WHAT IT COMES DOWN TO FOR OPTION NUMBER TWO BECAUSE IT DOES SAY AMEND THE ORDINANCE REGARDING LEGISLATIVE AIDE. SO WOULD YOU PLEASE GO BACK AND CONTINUE WITH SOME RESEARCH TO LET US KNOW ABOUT THE FISCAL IMPACT ON IT. ALSO KEEPING IN MIND THAT WE WOULD OBVIOUSLY NEED SOMEBODY IN THE COMMISSION OFFICE DURING THE DAY ONE OF THE COMPLAINTS WE'VE HAD IS THAT SOMETIMES GRACIE IS NOT IN OUR OFFICE AND PEOPLE COME TO OUR OFFICE AND THERE'S NO ONE THERE TO GREET PEOPLE. SO WE OBVIOUSLY WILL STILL NEED THAT ONE PERSON IN THE OFFICE. SO WILL YOU GET US THE RESEARCH ON THAT AND BRING IT BACK TO US THAT YOU'RE ALWAYS ALWAYS CONVENIENT PLACE. YES. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU FOR MY COMMENT. I THINK I THINK WE HAVE AN AGREEMENT TO DRAFT AN ORDINANCE TO GET LEGISLATIVE AIDE SO SHOULDN'T WE HAVE SAM SOME DIRECTION ACTUALLY RIGHT NOW WE ALSO HAVE SOME RESEARCH TO BE DONE BECAUSE WE STILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE FACT THAT WHILE THIS IS GOING THROUGH THERE IS AN ADDITION OF NEEDING SOMEBODY IN OUR OFFICE FULL TIME. SO RUSTY IS THE FULL TIME PERSON SO SHE WOULD REMAIN IN THE OFFICE AND THEN WE WOULD GET FIVE OR 10 PEOPLE OR FORCE SINCE YOU DON'T NEED MORE THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS THINKING FOR ME AND TALKING FOR ME BECAUSE I DON'T THINK I'VE MADE IT CLEAR WHAT I NEED. MEDICALLY WHAT YOU NEED. WHAT WE'RE ALSO ASKING TO MAKE IT CLEAR WHAT THE COMMISSION AS IS. OPTION NUMBER TWO.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON IF YOU WOULD BE PAYING ATTENTION INSTEAD OF TRYING TO ATTACK ME EVERY TIME YOU I'M NOT TRYING TO ATTACK YOU. SO DON'T DON'T DON'T DON'T TRY TO DO THAT. I'M NOT TRYING TO ATTACK YOU REALLY. AND I'M NOT I'M NOT I'M NOT TRYING TO BULL YOU FIGHTING FOR SOMETHING. FIGHTING FOR SOMETHING THAT THAT SOMEBODY NEEDS IS NOT ATTACKING SOMEBODY AND IS NOT BULLYING THEM. UNION. THAT'S THE RIGHT WORD. OPTION NUMBER TWO I'M NOT SURE WHAT PART OF THAT YOU'RE NOT UNDERSTAND. LET ME EXPLAIN. LET ME EXPLAIN A PART OF THAT IS ASKING FOR CONSENSUS SO THAT SOME AND DRAFT AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE. ARE WE GOING TO AMEND THE CODE OR NOT.

COMMISSIONER BOLTON THIS IS A TWO PART PROCESS. THIS IS IT. A COMMISSION AMEND THE ORDINANCE REGARDING LEGISLATIVE AGE. WOULD YOU LIKE TO PUT THAT SLIDE BACK UP SO IT CAN BE SEEN RIGHT THERE ON THE LAST SLIDE NUMBER THREE. SO ONE THING IS CLEAR TO BE CLEAR AS COMMISSIONER BOLTON. ARE WE GOING TO AMEND THE ARE WE ARE YOU HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE DIRECTION TO AMEND THE CODE I'VE TAKEN NOTES ON WHAT EACH OF YOU HAS SAID IT WOULD BE HELPFUL IF YOU WERE TO AGREE ON THE RECORD TO SUGGEST THAT OPTION 2 IS THE OPTION YOU'D LIKE ME TO DRAFT YES AND IF I CAN FINISH WHAT I AM TRYING TO DO. HOLY SHIT. JIMINY CRICKETS JIMINY CRICKET IS NOT A HOLY WHAT DOES YOUR OFFICE NEED TO DO. WHAT MORE INFORMATION DO WE NEED FROM FINANCE IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE THAT WHATEVER ORDINANCE MIGHT BE DRAFTED IT IS COMPLETE BEFORE IT COMES BACK TO US MADAM MAYOR. IF I COULD I WILL GO BACK AND RESEARCH SOME COMPARABLE LEGISLATIVE AIDE SALARIES AN AREA PART TIME. I WILL ALSO LOOK AT SOME DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AND BRING THOSE BACK AS WELL AND I CAN WORK WITH SAM'S OFFICE AND THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE TO REVISE. IF SO THE WILL OF THE COMMISSION SO CHOOSES TO REVISE THE ORDINANCE TO REFLECT WHATEVER WE COME BACK WITH. WILL YOU PLEASE DO THAT SO THIS WAY WHEN IT COMES BACK TO US IN TOTAL WE HAVE ALL THE FINANCIAL INFORMATION WE NEED AND WE HAVE THE REVISED ORDER. YES. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THIS TOPIC IS DONE WE ARE MOVING ON. I BELIEVE YOU HAD SOME OF THAT SALARY INFORMATION IN THAT INITIAL STUDY YOU GAVE. WE ARE MOVING ON. IT IS ITEM NUMBER

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AMERICAN COMMISSION THE ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS ITEM 8 BE ON THE WEDNESDAY WEDNESDAY AGENDA. IT IS AN ORDINANCE THAT AMENDS A CURRENT CODE SECTION UNDER SECTION TWO DASH 34 WHICH IS KNOWN AS YOU KNOW IS THE COMPREHENSIVE RECEIVERS FOR CITY COMMISSION MEETINGS. IT REFLECTS. THIS DOCUMENT REFLECTS THE COMMENTARY THAT WAS DISCUSSED DURING THE LAST STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION. NOW FREE TO REFLECT IN THE ORDINANCE THE LANGUAGE THAT WAS DISCUSSED BY A KID BY CONSENSUS OF THE COMMISSION AS TO APPROACH. IF YOU'LL ALLOW ME A FEW MOMENTS OF TIME I'LL BE ABLE TO WALK YOU THROUGH THE PROPOSED CHANGES THAT WERE DISCUSSED BY THE MAYOR AND THE COMMISSION DURING THAT TIME THIS ORDINANCE BY THE WAY IS IS IN YOUR BACKUP IT'S ALSO CODIFIED IT'S IN THE BLACK BOOK AS YOU KNOW THE FIRST SET OF CHANGES ACTUALLY OCCURS ON PAGE 413. THIS IS THE SECTION WITH REGARD TO THESE ARE NOT TAKEN IN ANY INDIVIDUAL ORDER EXCEPT THE ORDER OF THE CODE ITSELF. THIS SECTION WITH REGARD TO COMMISSION MEETING AGENDAS IS AS FOLLOWS ON ITEM NUMBER TWO. THERE'S A AN ADDED LANGUAGES WHICH IS PROVIDED WHICH TALKS ABOUT THREE PROCLAMATIONS YOU ALL DEBATED AND DISCUSSED THE ISSUE PROCLAMATIONS AND THE ISSUE WAS PEOPLE SOMETIMES SHOW UP FOR PROCLAMATIONS TO BE READ AND SOMETIMES THEY DON'T. THE ADDED PROPOSED LANGUAGE SUGGESTS THE FOLLOWING NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING LIMITATION IF A MEMBER PRESENTS A PROCLAMATION OR A SPECIAL RECOGNITION ON THE MEETING AGENDA AND THE RECIPIENT OF THE PROCLAMATION OF A SPECIAL RECOGNITION IS NOT PRESENT IN THE PROCLAMATION OR SPECIAL RECOGNITION IS NOT READ IN FULL THEN THE PROCLAMATION OR SPECIAL RECOGNITION SHALL NOT COUNT AGAINST THE THREE AGENDA ITEMS AS A MEMBER MAY PRESENT WHICH WILL ALLOW THE MEMBER TO PRESENT AN ADDITIONAL AGENDA ITEM. YOU TALKED ABOUT THE INTEREST OF TIME. THE OBJECTIVE WAS TO PROVIDE A MECHANISM IN THE ORDINANCE THAT WOULD SUGGEST THAT IN THE EVENT THAT MEMBERS OF THE RECEIVING END OF A PROCLAMATION OR SPECIAL RECOGNITION WERE NOT TO BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING THAT YOU WOULD HAVE ADDITIONAL ITEMS. THAT'S WHAT THIS SECTION SAYS. THAT'S WHAT WAS DISCUSSED BY THE COMMISSION. I'LL HAVE TO RESPOND AS WE GO ALONG MAYBE GET AT THE MALL IN AND WE CAN TALK ABOUT COLLECT COLLECTIVELY. THE NEXT SECTION OCCURS ON CHANGES ON PAGE 5 OR 13 UNDER THE ORDER OF BUSINESS UNDER THE SPECIFIC SECTION SUBSECTION THREE D UNDER PROCLAMATIONS THE SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS AGAIN PROCLAMATIONS AND SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS MAY BE READ IN THE FALL ONLY IF THE RECIPIENT IS IN ATTENDANCE AT THE COMMISSION AND THERE IS SOME CONCERN ABOUT THE FACT THAT IF SOMEONE WAS NOT PRESENT YOU WANTED TO CODIFY IN THE CODE OF ORDINANCES THE FACT THAT IF SOMEONE WAS NOT PRESENT THAT THERE WAS NO NEED TO READ THE DOCUMENT AT THE REQUEST AND COMMISSIONER COULD SUBMIT A COPY THROUGH THE CLERK TO THE RECEIVER OF THE RECOGNITION OR SPECIAL PROCLAMATION. ON THE NEXT PAGE ALSO IN THE CONTEXT OF ORDER OF BUSINESS IT WAS THE CONSENSUS DURING THIS FUTURE PLANNING SESSION TO MOVE REPORTS FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE MEETING TO THE END OF THE MEETING. YOU'LL NOTE THE STRIKE 300 COMMISSION REPORTS UNDER SUBSECTION E AND THE TRANSITION OF THAT ITEM TO THE END OF THE AGENDA WHICH IS BEFORE ADJOURNMENT UNDER A COMMISSION REPORTS UNDER SUBSECTION H. THE NEXT AND LAST CHANGE OF THE CODE DISCUSSED OR IN THE PLANNING SESSION IS UNDER H ONE SUBSECTION B AND THIS IS AN ITEM WHICH WAS LEFT OPEN BECAUSE THERE WAS NO CONSENSUS ON TIME BUT THE ANSWER WAS WHAT IS THE LENGTH OF TIME THAT COMMISSIONERS CAN SPEAK UNDER REPORTS PEOPLE. SOME PEOPLE SAID FIVE MINUTES SOME PEOPLES AT EIGHT MINUTES SOME PEOPLE WEREN'T SURE. SO AS I DISCUSSED WITH YOU DURING THAT MEETING WHICH YOU CONDUCTED I SAID I WOULD READ DRAFT THE DOCUMENT TO LEAVE OPEN THE TIME WHICH COULD BE DEBATED BY THE COMMISSION AS A LEGISLATIVE POLICY MAKING DECISION BY THE COMMISSION. THOSE ARE THE CHANGES THAT WERE DISCUSSED THERE IN THE PLANNING SESSION. THEY REFLECTED IN THIS DOCUMENT WHICH IS YOUR COMPREHENSIVE CODE WITH REGARD TO CONDUCT AS WELL AS COMMISSION PROCEDURES AND TO THE EXTENT THAT IT IS YOUR DOCUMENT TO MANAGE AND TO DISCUSS I'M HAPPY TO HELP YOU OR POSSIBLY CAN WITH LANGUAGE THAT MIGHT HELP YOU. I TRIED TO REFLECT ON YOUR COMMITMENT AND YOUR CONSENSUS WHEN IT WAS OFFERED AT THAT TIME VISION GO. I HAVE TO LEAVE. SO I WOULD ACTUALLY LIKE THE TABLE AS TO ANOTHER MEETING BUT IF THAT'S NOT POSSIBLE. MY FEEDBACK HERE IS WE ALREADY HAVE ON THE CODE THAT WE SHOULD BRING MORE THAN THREE POT PROCLAMATIONS TO A COMMISSION MEETING. SO I DON'T SEE WHERE THERE'S A NEED FOR A CHANGE THERE IN TERMS OF THE COMMISSION REPORTS. I WOULD SAY NO MORE THAN 10 MINUTES SHOULD BE ALLOWED FOR THE COMMISSION REPORTS. AND WHAT ELSE DID YOU HAVE SAM. IT'S THE READING OR NOT READING. OH YEAH. IF SOMEONE'S NOT PRESENT THERE SHOULD BE NO NEED TO READ THE PROCLAMATION AND THAT WAS CODIFIED AS A PROPOSAL. AND ALSO THE LANGUAGE ABOUT GETTING CREDIT IF YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO READ IT IN PUBLIC YOU CAN GET AN EXTRA ITEM YOU GET THREE ITEMS. RIGHT. AND THE OBJECTIVE WAS IF YOU HAD AN ITEM WHICH WAS YOUR THIRD ITEM AND WAS GOING TO SHOW UP FOR THE PRESENTATION YOU GET ANOTHER ITEM.

RIGHT. I'M INDIFFERENT TO THAT UNFORTUNATELY. THANKS FOR YOUR TIME. I WISH YOU WERE ABLE TO STAY A LITTLE LONGER BECAUSE THERE'S DISCUSSION THAT NEEDS TO BE HAD THIS MISSION. IF I MAY RESPOND TO THE COMMISSIONER THIS IS ON THE AGENDA

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ACTUALLY FOR FIRST READING ON ON WEDNESDAY AS WELL. SO I TABLING YOU CAN'T REALLY TABLE IT HERE BUT IS ON THE AGENDA ITEM AND OR CAN WE WRAP THIS UP IN 15 MINUTES.

THAT IS OUR VICE MAYOR. I JUST WANT TO POINT A COUPLE THINGS OUT. WE'RE SAYING THAT EACH OF US CAN HAVE THREE PUBLIC PROCLAMATIONS. THAT'S 15. AND THEN WE HAVE STAFF WHICH COMES FORTH WITH PROCLAMATIONS SO WE COULD HAVE 20 OR 25 PROCLAMATIONS LEGITIMATELY AT EVERY MEETING. I THINK THAT'S A BIT MUCH. I MEAN THAT'S JUST MY PERSONAL OPINION. BUT I WANT TO THROW IT OUT THERE. AS FAR AS OUR COMMISSION REPORTS AND FIVE MINUTES 10 MINUTES WHATEVER I'M. I'M WONDERING IF WE'RE BEING REDUNDANT WITH OUR NEW WORLD OF SOCIAL MEDIA. WE ALL ARE DOING NEWSLETTERS WE ALL ARE DOING EMAIL BLASTS. WE ALL ARE. AT EVERY H.R. WAY MEETING AND THEN WE COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION MEETINGS AND NORMALLY THEY ARE NOT A LOT OF RESIDENTS THEY ARE. AND WE'RE PRETTY MUCH REITERATING EVERYTHING THAT WE'VE ALREADY TOLD EVERYBODY. SO I'M WONDERING IF AT THIS POINT WE NEED TO DO THAT BECAUSE MOST OF US I SHOULD SAY THAT A LOT OF US GO TO THE SAME EVENTS. SO BY THE TIME YOU GO FROM DISTRICT 1 2 AND 3 AND GET TO ME I COULD AT THAT POINT GO. DITTO SO I'M JUST THROWING IT OUT THERE FOR DISCUSSION. CAN YOU JUST CLARIFY YOU THROWING OUT THAT YOU ARE SAYING NO COMMISSIONER REPORTS. I IF THERE IS SOMETHING IMPERATIVE THAT WE FEEL THE NEED TO TALK ABOUT. BUT AT EVERY MEETING TO HAVE FOUR PEOPLE SOMETIMES REITERATE THE SAME THING. YOU KNOW I WAS AT YOU KNOW THE MUSIC IN THE PARK AND I WAS AT THAT. I JUST THINK MAYBE IT'S. I HAVE YET TO HAVE A RESIDENT CALL OR EMAIL ME AND SAY I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT SOMETHING YOU SAID ON YOUR COMMISSION REPORT. THEY CERTAINLY CALL IN QUESTION ME ABOUT ANY BLAST I PUT OUT OR ANY NEWSLETTER I TURN RIGHT. SO I JUST WONDER WITH SOCIAL MEDIA BEING WHAT IT IS THESE DAYS IF WE'RE NOT BETTER SERVED THAT WAY. JUST JUST A THOUGHT. THANK YOU. THE OTHER SO I'M SORRY I JUST HAVE ONE MORE THING. I'LL TAKE YOUR TIME. WHEN THE VOTING IS CALLED I WOULD LIKE THE COURTESY. IF IT'S SOMETHING IN DISTRICT 4 OF BEING CALLED FIRST. IS THAT POSSIBLE. MAY I ANSWER. YES. YES. IF THAT'S THE WAY YOU WOULD PREFER. THAT'S FINE. WE CAN DO BECAUSE WE. WE JUST TRIED TO SWITCH THEM AROUND. I KNOW YOU DO SO. OK BUT WHEN IT'S SOMETHING IN MY DISTRICT I WOULD LIKE THAT COURTESY OF BEING CALLED FIRST. MAY I ASK THE OTHER COMMISSION MEMBERS WHAT THEY LIKE THE SAME THING THAT IF IT'S IN YOUR DISTRICT YOU WOULD GET THE FIRST VOTE. I WOULD JUST LIKE CONSISTENCY IN THE PROCESS. I'M NOT SURPRISED. MY NAME IS CALLED. I GO TO COMMITTEE MEETINGS ALL THE TIME AND I USUALLY SEE A STANDARD PROCESS BUT THE SAME PERSON IS CALLED SOMETIMES CALLED ALPHABETICAL ORDER. I WOULD JUST LIKE A CONSISTENT PROCESS REGARDLESS OF WHAT THAT PROCESS IS. AS LONG AS IT'S CONSISTENT AT THIS TIME WE HAVE BASICALLY SEEMS TO NOSE IN TWO YESES. SO IT'S NOT A BIG DEAL. THE PROCESS AT THIS TIME WILL REMAIN IT APPEARS THE SAME. OKAY. THANK YOU FOR CLARIFICATION WHAT'S THE PROCESS USUALLY FOR THE ROLL CALL. I DO IT. MAYOR AND THEN THE DISTRICT'S AND IT'S BEEN THE PRACTICE. NOT THAT IT'S IN WRITING IN THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE THAT WE JUST MIX UP THE VOTES FOR THE REST OF THE ITEMS JUST SO THAT NOT EVERYBODY HAS THE SAME VOTE AT THE SAME TIME. ACTUALLY IT IS IN WRITING IT SAYS EXCUSE ME. IT DOES SAY IN OUR CASE UNDER. ON PAGE TEN OR TWELVE FOR ANYBODY LOOKING AT OUR BOOK NUMBER TWO FOR VOTING ON LEGISLATION. NO OTHER COMMENT IS PERMITTED DURING VOTING THE ORDER OF VOTING SHALL ROTATE IN A RANDOM MANNER EXCEPT IN THEIR VOTES. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. IN THAT THAT'S THE POLICY WHICH IS ADHERED TO. YEAH RIGHT. SO THAT WAS LIKE VICE MAYOR WAS TALKING ABOUT. SO IF I MAY. CAN WE BEFORE THE COMMISSION MEETING. GET A LIST OF WHO WILL VOTE IN THAT RANDOM ORDER BEFORE IT BEFORE THE VOTES ARE CALLED. SO IF THERE ARE FIVE ITEMS AND YOU'VE ALREADY IN YOUR OFFICE SAY OK THIS IS HOW WE'RE GOING TO RANDOMIZE IT. WE GET A PRINTOUT OF THE RANDOM ORDER THAT YOU'RE GOING TO CALL THE QUESTION IN MY. THAT'S WHAT THE COMMISSION MEMBERS WOULD LIKE. YEAH IT'S REALLY NOT

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RANDOM BUT YOU JUST THIS ONE INVESTMENT. YOU OK I DON'T HAVE TO VERBALIZE UH I I'M NOT. I DON'T CARE ABOUT THE ORDER OF VOTING I'M THERE TO VOTE. SO WHENEVER I'M SUPPOSED TO VOTE I. WELL UM YES. I BELIEVE THE UN COMMISSION BOLTON IS TRYING TO YOU KNOW WHEN HE'S GONNA BE VOTING ON I MEAN I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THAT THAT'S WHY I ASK FOR CONSISTENCY IN THE PROCESS. SO I JUST I'M SORT OF MENTAL WHEN I'M VOTING SO OTHER CITIES I GO TO THE MAYOR GOES LAST BUT THEY'LL EITHER GO AND ORDER THE DISTRICT IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER. SO I JUST WOULD FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE KNOWING THE ORDER IN WHICH I'M GOING TO BE CALLED RIGHT. SO IT'S ALL ON THE AGENDA WE HAVE FOUR ITEMS. I DID A B C OR D SO ON AND ALL OF THOSE WE KNOW THE MAYOR IS GONNA VOTE.

LAST ITEM A. JUST BEFORE THE MEETING WE HAVE A PRINTOUT THAT SAYS AN ITEM AIN'T GOING TO CALL LIKE WITHIN BOLTON THEN GARLAND AND FISHMAN AND I CAN BE WE'RE GONNA CALL ELLEN AND FLACCO INFRINGEMENT AND VOTE MY AGENCY WERE GONNA CALL FISHMAN AND BLACKER THAN GLENN AND BOLTON. IT'S LIKE I'D LIKE TO SEE THAT SO THAT WE KNOW THAT THAT IS THE PROCESS AND WE HAVE A PRINTOUT OF THE RANDOM PROCESS. I'M NOT TRYING TO CHANGE A PROCESS. I JUST IT IS I'M NOT I'M NOT TRYING TO CHANGE A PROCESS. I JUST WANT TO THROW OUT OF THE PROCESS. EACH MEETING I'M NOT CHANGING ANYTHING RIGHT WHEN I NEED TO GET DIRECTION FROM THE COMMISSION ON WHAT TO GET A PRINTOUT OF OF HOW YOU BUT WHEN YOU DO THE RANDOM SELECTION. DO YOU HAVE A WRITTEN OUT GOT YOU HAIR BEFORE TIME OR DO YOU JUST DO IT WHILE YOU'RE SITTING THERE. I HAVE NO I HAD IT WRITTEN OUT HERE. I HAVE IT. MY VOTING ON MY ITEMS AND I JUST FOLLOW THAT. WE JUST MIX IT UP SO LET'S CALL YOU. WAIT A SECOND. I'M NOT UNDERSTANDING. SO WHEN YOU'RE SITTING WHEN WE GET THE AGENDA YOU GO BEFOREHAND AND SAY I'M GOING TO CALL ONE TWO THREE FOUR MCCALL TWO THREE FOUR ONE I'M GOING TO CALL THREE FOUR TWO ONE. YOU HAVE THAT BEFORE WE GO ON THE DESK. YES. OK. SO THAT IS WHAT THE COMMISSIONER IS SEEKING PRIOR TO. YES. SO AT THIS RATE IT'S PUBLIC.

PLEASE PROVIDE THE COMMISSION WITH YOUR LIST. OK. WHO'S GOING TO GO AND WHAT ORDER PRIOR TO A COMMISSION MEETING. ALL RIGHT. I'LL BE HAPPY TO DO THAT. THANK YOU. I JUST WHEN I CAN PUT HIM IN COURT WOULD IT BE APPROPRIATE IF WHEN I SAY THAT THE BOOKS ARE READY FOR PICKUP THAT THAT LIST IS IN THE BOOK I'LL BE FINE. OK. THANK YOU. I SHOULD DO THAT. MR. BOLTON DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE THAT YOU WANT TO I WENT THROUGH THE THE ORDINANCE THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE AND I HAVE A I HAVE A LOT OF QUESTION A LOT OF QUESTIONS. THEY FEEL THAT I WANT TO REQUEST THAT THIS BE TABLE AND NOT PUT ON THE AGENDA FOR THE NEXT MEETING BECAUSE I HAVE YOU KNOW ALL THESE QUESTIONS FOR SAM. I MEAN I DON'T KNOW. WELL SEE YOU WENT TO TO ASK YOUR OPINION ON THESE EXCEPT FOR THE COMMENTS THAT WE MADE IN THE SPECIAL MEETING. BUT I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE MY TWO CENTS ON THIS WHOLE DOCUMENT BEFORE WE HAVE TO VOTE FOR IT.

AND I CAN JUST RUN THROUGH A COUPLE OF THINGS NOW MR. BOLTON CAN WE STICK TO THE ITEMS THAT WERE BEING DISCUSSED IT WAS A VERY NARROWLY TAILORED ONE FOR PROCLAMATIONS AND COMMISSION REPORTS AND THEN WE CAN ASK SAM FOR A DISCUSSION FOR FURTHER ITEMS THAT YOU WISH TO BRING UP THAT ARE NOT ON TODAY'S AGENDA OR FROM WEDNESDAY'S AGENDA. SO SO THEN CAN WE. CAN WE TABLE THIS WHOLE THING FROM GOING THROUGH BECAUSE WE'RE NOT JUST GOING TO VOTE ON ON THE ITEMS BEING AMENDED. WE'RE GOING TO VOTE ON THE WHOLE THING. WE'RE GOING TO ADOPT THE WHOLE THING AS THE AMENDMENT. YES. THIS IS THIS IS THE CURRENT CODE. EXACTLY. YES. SO THE ONLY THINGS WE'RE CHANGING THAT WHICH IS UNDERLINED WHICH IS WHAT WAS DISCUSSED DURING YOUR PLANNING SESSION. NO OTHER PART OF THE CODE WAS CHANGED RIGHT. THE ONLY CHANGES ARE THOSE THE UNDERLINE OR STRIKE THREE THROUGH WHICH WERE WE MODIFIED ONLY THREE OR FOUR DIFFERENT MODEL. I UNDERSTAND THAT IT SAYS IT PLAINLY AT THE BOTTOM OF IT BUT THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR FOR ME TO GIVE MY OPINION ON WHAT THE AUDIENCE IS BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO ADOPT THIS ON WEDNESDAY AS AMENDED SO WE'RE GOING TO ADOPT NOT JUST THE CHANGE BUT WE'RE GOING TO RATIFY OR WE'RE GOING TO ADOPT IT AS AMENDED. THAT'S THE LEGAL TERM WE CAN ADOPT IT AS A

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MEMBER. SO BASICALLY WE'RE WE'RE ADOPTING THE WHOLE THING. SO I'D LIKE AN OPPORTUNITY TO JUST SIT WITH YOU AND AND TALK ABOUT THE WHOLE ORDINANCE AND COMMISSIONER BOLTON AGAIN THE ITEMS THAT WE'RE ADOPTING ARE ONLY SPECIFIC TO THE AMENDED ITEMS THE REST OF IT STAYS AS IS. AND IF YOU HAVE OTHER ITEMS YOU WISHED ABOUT THE REST OF THIS IS TO DASH 34 AND THEY COULD BE DISCUSSED AT ANOTHER TIME AND WE COULD BRING THAT BACK UP FOR A WORKSHOP. BUT THE FOCUS HERE AND HIS PROCLAMATIONS. THAT'S WHAT I'M SAYING MAYOR. BUT IT IS COUNTER PRODUCTIVE AT LEAST I WANT TO SEE IT THAT WE ADOPT AN ORDINANCE AS AMENDED WHEN WE COULD HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE COMMENTS AND THEN HAVE AN ABILITY TO ADOPT ALL THE AMENDMENTS BASED ON WHAT EACH PERSON SEES UNDERSTOOD. BUT AT THIS TIME THE PRIMARY IMPORTANCE WAS TO BE ABLE TO HANDLE OUR COMMISSION MEETINGS IN A BETTER FLUID PROCESS. NOT HAVING EVERYBODY NOT HAVING 20 TO 25 PROCLAMATIONS NOT HAVING PROCLAMATIONS BEING BROUGHT UP AT THE LAST MINUTE WHERE OUR CITY CLERK IS HAVING TO RUN THROUGH AND DROP EVERYTHING TO ADD PROCLAMATIONS AND FOR THE FACT OF THE MATTER THAT WE HAD OUR REPORTS GOING A LITTLE BIT LONG WHERE WHEN THERE ARE PEOPLE TRYING TO GAUGE THEIR DAY THEY'RE NOT ABLE TO DO SO BECAUSE WE ARE GOING SO LONG ON OUR REPORTS. THIS IS SPECIFIC FOR RUNNING A WELL ORGANIZED MEETING. I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU'RE SAYING AND AGAIN AT THIS POINT WOULD YOU PLEASE JUST GIVE THE COMMENTS THAT ARE ON THE CHANGES THAT ARE ALREADY BEFORE US BECAUSE COMMISSIONER GUNN NEEDS TO HEAR THEM. IT WOULD BE GOOD FOR THE CONVERSATION AND HE NEEDS TO LEAVE. I HAVE TO LEAVE A PROPOSAL TO IT 2 O'CLOCK AND IT'S A GOVERNMENT PROPOSAL SO THAT 2 A 1 IS NOT GONNA BE ACCEPTED. SO I AM NOT IN FAVOR OF MOVING THE COMMISSION REPORT. IF WE ARE GOING TO MOVE THAT WE SHOULD MOVE THE CITY MANAGER REPORT. WE SHOULD MOVE THE CITY TO REPORT. WE SHOULD WITH THE PROCLAMATION TO THE END. AND IF THEY WERE TABLING IT TOO BECAUSE THAT'S THE GOAL UNFORTUNATELY. THANK YOU. MAYOR IF I CAN TO COMMISSIONER YELLEN THE EXTENT THAT THE ITEMS ON THE AGENDA FOR WEDNESDAY ANY MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION HAS THE RIGHT AS YOU KNOW TO MAKE A MOTION TO TABLE AT THAT TIME AND GET IT SUPPORTED EITHER WAY WE ARE TRYING TO RUN AN EFFICIENT GOVERNMENT. WE ARE TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN PEOPLE COME TO OUR CITY AND THEY WANT TO DO BUSINESS IN THE CITY THEY'RE NOT SITTING IN OUR WELL FOR HOURS UPON HOURS LISTENING TO THINGS AND TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN THE PEOPLE WHO COME WE GET TO HEAR THE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION WE GET TO HEAR OUR BUSINESSES AND WE GET TO MOVE FORWARD. AND ALSO TO NOT IMPACT OUR CITY STAFF IN A MANNER WHICH IS NEGATIVE SO BEFORE US WE HAVE MOTHERS TABLED ON WEDNESDAY AS A WHOLE OTHER ISSUE I WILL GIVE MY OPINION BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY COMMISSIONER BOLTON YOU FEEL THAT YOU DO NOT WANT TO GIVE YOURS. I THINK THERE NEEDS TO BE THE THREE THREE PROCLAMATIONS IN TOTAL WHETHER THEY'RE READ OR NOT PROCLAMATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE FOR THAT VALUE. WE DON'T WANT TO UNDERMINE THE PROCESS. WE DON'T WANT TO BELITTLE THE PROCLAMATION AND THE AWARD BEING GIVEN OUT TO PEOPLE. SO AS FAR AS THE COMMISSION IS CONCERNED I AGREE WITH SAYING WITH THE THREE ONLY I DO BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULD ALSO HAVE IN OUR PROCESS THAT WHEN WE ASK FOR A PROCLAMATION AND WE KNOW SOMETHING'S GOING TO BE THERE WE HAVE A SET TIME THAT IT BE FIVE DAYS BEFORE THE COMMISSION MEETING OR A FOUR MISSION MEETINGS ON WEDNESDAY THEN THE WEDNESDAY BEFORE BY NOON WE KNOW WHETHER THAT PERSON IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO ATTEND WHO'S RECEIVING THE PROCLAMATION. SO WE DON'T HAVE LAST MINUTE SCURRYING ABOUT AND WE CAN HAVE AN ORGANIZED MEETING. UNDERSTAND WE KNOW THINGS HAPPEN AND THERE'S SOME URGENCY THAT COME ABOUT WHERE A PERSON CANNOT MAKE IT AT THE LAST MINUTE BUT WOULD BE GOOD TO KNOW A WEEK IN ADVANCE SO WHEN THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE IS MAKING THE ARRANGEMENTS OR WHEN OUR OFFICE FROM THE COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE MAKE THE ARRANGEMENTS THAT COULD BE SOMETHING THAT WE SAID AS A POLICY TO REQUEST THAT IF YOU'RE NOT WE DON'T KNOW BY NOON ON A WEDNESDAY BEFORE A COMMISSION MEETING WE WILL DEEM YOUR NOT COMING AND WE WILL MAIL IT TO YOU SOMETHING TO THAT EFFECT. AS FOR OUR REPORTS BETWEEN SAYING NO REPORTS WHICH I HAPPEN TO AGREE WITH OR I THINK TABLING IT OR MAKING A FIVE MINUTES ALONE IS 10 MINUTES WITH FIVE PEOPLE IS 50 MINUTES AND I'M PRETTY SURE PEOPLE REALLY DON'T WANT TO HEAR TALK THAT LONG SO I AM FINE WITH FIVE MINUTES NOT HAVING THE PROCLAMATIONS COUNT AGAINST OUR FIVE MINUTES PROVIDED THAT WE HAVE A TOTAL OF THREE. AND THAT MEANS IF YOU'RE JOINING.

SO IF I DO ONE WITH COMMISSIONER FISHMAN OR I DO ONE WITH COMMISSIONER BOLTON THAT ONE EQUALS ONE FOR EACH OF US. IT'S NOT A SEPARATE ONE. WE DON'T GET A JOINT TOGETHER AND THEN THREE SEPARATE ONES. THAT IS A DEFEATIST PURPOSE TO THE TRYING

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TO KEEP OUR COMMISSION MEETINGS STREAMLINED. THOSE ARE MY OPINIONS ON THIS. MAN LET ME ASK YOU SOMETHING. IS THIS A MATTER OF ONCE WERE IN THE MEETING OR IS IT A MATTER OF STYLE STYLISH. I WHICH PART OF IT IS. IS IT A MATTER OF SAVING TIME IN COMMISSION MEETING OR SAVING STAFF TIME. BECAUSE WHETHER OR NOT WE READ THOSE PROCLAMATIONS THOSE PROCLAMATIONS STILL HAVE TO BE RESEARCHED BY STAFF AFTER BY STAFF TO BE MAILED OUT BY STAFF SO STAFF TIME IS STILL IMPACTED CORRECT. WITH WITH THEM. SO ARE WE SAVING STAFF TIME. BECAUSE IF WE'RE SAVING THAT STAFF TIME WOULD REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF PROCLAMATIONS PERIOD. OR IF WE'RE TRYING TO SAVE TIME DURING THE COMMISSION MEETING THAT'S ANOTHER STORY. SO I'M JUST TRYING TO FIGURE OUT FIGURE BUT WE'RE NOT LEAVING STAFF TIME BECAUSE IF IF EACH IF FIVE PEOPLE BRING FORWARD THREE PROCLAMATIONS 15 PROCLAMATIONS. IF I MAY THROUGH THE CHAIR MIGHT INCLUDE HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU SAY IT TAKES TO RESEARCH ONE PROCLAMATION. IT DEPENDS SOMETIMES WE GET LIKE PROCLAMATIONS THAT THEY SUGGEST THEY'LL SEND YOU THE VERBIAGE FOR IT. I CAN WORK ON IT. LOT OF TIMES I DON'T GET THAT YOU KNOW SAMPLE PROCLAMATION AND I HAVE TO DO THE RESEARCH IT DEPENDS ON WHAT THE ITEM IS. I CAN TELL YOU FOR THE LAST AT THIS MEETING COMING AT THE LAST MEETING WITH ALL THE PROCLAMATIONS I SPENT DAYS RESEARCHING AND WRITING PROCLAMATIONS RIGHT. SO THEN IT IS SO SO SO THEN WE WE CAN'T JUST BE TALKING ABOUT SAVING TIME FOR US TO BE TALKING ABOUT SAVING TIME FOR STUFF. AND THAT IS THAT IS COMPLEMENTARY TO STUFF SO. SO IF IT IF IT'S IF IT'S REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF PROCLAMATIONS IF YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT PROCLAMATIONS IT'S THREE. THREE WOULD BE TOO MUCH FOUR FOR EACH PERSON TO DO WHERE STAFF IS CONCERNED BECAUSE THAT'S PER MEETING. WE HAVE TWO MEETINGS PER MONTH SO THAT'S SIX TIMES FIVE. THAT'S PRETTY PROCLAMATIONS. IF I WANT IT TO BE VINDICTIVE I'LL JUST STATE IT'S FINE PROCLAMATIONS THAT I WANT TO MAKE. IT'S ANIMAL TOYS THEY HEAR ABOUT YOU KNOW BUT I HAPPEN TO LIKE THAT. I FELT LIKE THAT IN ITS OWN OBVIOUSLY IS TOO MUCH. IT'S NOT ABOUT OUR TIME. IT'S ALSO ABOUT STAFF TIME AS WELL. I MEAN I HAVE A LIST OF PROCLAMATIONS THAT I LIKE FOR THE WHOLE YEAR AND AND ROBIN HAS A LIST OF THOSE PROCLAMATIONS. I NEVER ASK FOR ANOTHER PROCLAMATION. IN ADDITION TO THOSE SO THE CITY CLERK ALREADY HAS THE VERBIAGE THOSE I JUST REQUEST THE SAME THINGS EVERY YEAR. SO IT'S LIKE THAT'S HOW I'VE CONTRIBUTED TO HER TO MAKE SURE THAT SHE DOESN'T SPEND TIME WITH THESE PROCLAMATIONS. SO IF IT'S A MATTER OF STAFF TIME WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT STAFF TIME AS WELL. IT'S A MATTER OF SAVING THE TIME OF THE COMMISSION MEETING TO TALK ABOUT THAT AS WELL. FOR ME WITH THE PRESENTATIONS WAS AN I KNOW HOW IT FEELS TO WANT TO DO SOMETHING AND PEOPLE DON'T SUPPORT YOU. AND PERHAPS PEOPLE HAD IT EASIER BUT I DIDN'T I HAD A ROUGH TIME ON THIS COMMISSION. EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT. AND SO FOR ME IT IS IT IS EXTREMELY PAINFUL TO TRY TO GET YOUR MESSAGE ACROSS WHILE OTHER PEOPLE ARE JUDGING YOU WHILE OTHER PEOPLE ARE TELLING YOU YOU CAN'T DO THAT. AND DEEP DOWN YOU KNOW THAT IS A GREAT DECISION. GREAT SUGGESTION THAT YOU'RE MAKING OR SOMETHING THAT YOU'RE TRYING TO DO. WHILE I DON'T CARE FOR PRESENTATIONS.

I DON'T I DON'T CARE WHETHER I GET ONE MINUTE OR FIVE MINUTES OR 10 MINUTES. I VERY SELDOM USE IT MINUTE MODE. MOST TIMES I'LL JUST SAY MY FACEBOOK ADDRESS IS THIS AND MY CELL PHONE NUMBER IS THIS AND I YIELD THE FLOOR AND I AND I GIVE IT OVER BECAUSE I DON'T REALLY CARE FOR IT BECAUSE I POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA I GO HAVE COFFEE WITH PEOPLE I SEND THEM EMAILS. THAT'S MY BLEEPING GROUND. AND THAT'S HOW I TALK TO MY PEOPLE AND THEY LIKE THAT. I DON'T THINK THAT THEY ARE LISTENING TO COMMISSION MEETINGS EXCEPT FOR ZIGGY DISEASE. I HAPPEN TO KNOW WHO THAT IS BY THE WAY. I HAVE NO CLUE WHO IT IS RIGHT YOU KNOW. SO PERHAPS SHE IS THE ONLY ONE

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WHERE HE OR SHE IS THE ONLY ONE THAT LISTENS TO THIS COMMITTEE MEETINGS. I DON'T CARE FOR IT FOR THE PRESENTATION. I DON'T CARE IF IT'S 30 SECONDS OR NOT WHAT I CARE ABOUT IS RESPECTING OTHER PEOPLE. AND IF THEY WANT TO DO A PRESENTATION IF COMMISSIONER FISHMAN COMES FROM TALLAHASSEE BECAUSE I WAS IN TALLAHASSEE AND I SAW THAT SHE DID A GREAT JOB I WAS GOING AROUND WITH KATHLEEN AND WE MET SO MANY DIFFERENT PEOPLE SO MANY DIFFERENT OFFICES. RIGHT. AND WE WE HAMMERED TALLAHASSEE. WE MADE THEM. WE LITERALLY WE WERE THERE AND WE WERE PUSHING LITERALLY AND MR. SURGEON. AND DEBRA WITH OFFENSIVE. SO WE WENT TO WASHINGTON AND WE HAMMERED WASHINGTON AS WELL WHEN WE COME BACK FROM WASHINGTON OR TALLAHASSEE WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT WHAT WE WANT WHAT WE ACCOMPLISHED AND WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT THERE BECAUSE OTHER PEOPLE HAVE THEIR OWN WAY OF SPREADING THE GOOD NEWS. WE SPENT MONEY TO GO THERE SO THE RESIDENTS HAVE A PREROGATIVE TO HEAR. SO WHO AM I TO SAY AFTER TALLAHASSEE COMMISSIONER FISHERMEN CAN'T TAKE 15 MINUTES TO TALK ABOUT HER YOU KNOW STINT IN TALLAHASSEE THEN SHOULD SHE'S ONLY GIVEN FIVE MINUTES AND THAT'S NOT FAIR FOR HER TO COME BACK FROM SUCH A TRIP TALK TO SO MANY LAWMAKERS AND THEN HAVING TO CRAM IT IN FIVE MINUTES. IT JUST IS NOT FAIR. WHILE AT THE SAME TIME IT'S NOT FAIR FOR OTHER COMMISSIONERS TO BE GOING ON AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON EVERY MEETING. SO I DON'T THINK THE SOLUTION IS FIVE MINUTES ONE SIZE FITS ALL BECAUSE EVERYBODY IS NOT THE SAME WAY I THINK WE JUST HAVE TO BE RESPECTFUL OF THESE RULES. WE'RE NOT GOING TO FOLLOW THE THIS FIVE MINUTE RULE. IT'S IT'S IT IS NOT IT'S NOT APPROPRIATE IS JUST TRYING TO PUT SOMEBODY IN A BOX AND MAKING THEM FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE WHILE THEY'RE DOING THEIR JOB. LET'S JUST RESPECT EACH OTHER AND LET'S JUST SAY TO EACH OTHER LISTEN WE HAVE TO RESPECT PEOPLE'S TIME. THERE WERE SEVERAL MEETINGS WHERE PEOPLE WERE WAITING AND THAT SORT OF STUFF. AND THEY SAY LOOK THE PEOPLE ARE WAITING. THEY'RE WAITING ON AN ITEM. I'M NOT GOING TO SPEAK AND I TURNED IT OVER TO EVERYBODY ELSE AND EVERYBODY ELSE TOOK LIKE 10 MINUTES. IT'S LIKE YOU KNOW THAT'S THAT'S THAT IS NOT FAIR I UNDERSTAND. BUT IT WOULD FIGHT. BUT WOULD YOU TELL SOMEBODY OR YOU HAVE FIVE MINUTES TO CRAM WHAT HAPPENED IN WASHINGTON AND THIS MEETING. I DON'T THINK IT'S FAIR. I THINK IF COMMISSIONER FISHMAN COMES BACK FROM TALLAHASSEE WE CAN SAY LOOK SHE CAME BACK FROM TALLAHASSEE. SHE HAS YOU KNOW SHE SHE CAN WE CAN GIVE HER THE FLOOR. LET HER TALK FOR OVER FIVE MINUTES AND WE ALL YIELD YOU KNOW IF IF IF COMMISSIONER VICE MAYOR LIKE HER COMES BACK FROM WASHINGTON SHE WANTS TO TALK FOR 10 YEARS LET HER TALK AND I'LL USE MY TIME BECAUSE I'VE NEVER GENERALLY TALK ANYWAY. SO IT'S LIKE I PREFER THAT METHOD. JUST THAN JUST GIVING EVERYBODY YOU HAVE THIS RIGID FIVE MINUTES THAT YOU HAVE TO TALK.

IT'S I MEAN FOR ME IT'S NOT GOING TO WORK IN A COMMENT TO IN RESPONSE TO A COMMENT.

THERE'S NO ONE TO SAY THAT WHEN YOU SAY CHAIR I NEED EXTRA MINUTES THERE WOULD NOT BE GIVEN THAT CHAIR WE DO IT FOR OUR AUDIENCE. WHEN OUR PUBLIC COMMENTS COME ABOUT. SO OF COURSE THE SAME RESPECT AND DEFERENCE WOULD BE GIVEN TO ARE OUR COMMISSION. SO YOU'RE GOING TO GIVE GOVERNOR THE ADDITIONAL 10 MINUTES EVERY TIME HE WANTS IT THAT EVERY. IS NOT AGAINST. COMMISSIONER GUILLEN IS NOT AGAINST ANY VERY SPECIFIC ON THIS COMMISSION THE POINT OF ALL THIS. AS I SAID IN THE BEGINNING IT IS MORE SPECIFIC. BUT WHAT IS IT. WELL THEN WHAT IS IT. LISTEN TO ME. WELL IT DOES TALK A LOT. I MEAN I MEAN HE KNOWS THAT WHEN HE DOES TALK A LOT. SO I MEAN OBVIOUSLY AGAIN IT'S BUT AT THE SAME TIME WE COME UP WITH A LOT OF HIS MOUTH DECISION IF WE CAN TRY TO RUN A MEETING EFFICIENTLY AND HAVE THAT WHICH IS IMPORTANT TO OUR CITY THAT WE DISCUSSED. IF HE TRULY HAS AN ITEM THAT NEEDS TO GO LONGER AND WE GO LONGER. MR. FISHMAN DID YOU HAVE ANY MOMENT. YES I DO. I HAVE SAT IN COMMISSION MEETINGS NOT ONLY AS A COMMISSIONER BUT AS AN ATTENDEE

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OF THE MEETINGS BEFORE I WAS ELECTED. I ATTENDED MANY COMMISSION MEETINGS AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I NOTICED IS THAT THERE ARE TIMES WHEN THERE IS SOMETHING ON THE AGENDA THAT WE HAVE OUR RESIDENTS TURN OUT FOR AND THEY END UP LEAVING BEFORE THEIR ITEM EVER COMES UP BECAUSE AS ELECTED OFFICIALS WE CAN GET A LITTLE LONG WINDED. I DON'T BELIEVE THAT A TIME LIMIT IS NECESSARY. HOWEVER I DO FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT OUR COMMISSION REPORTS SHOULD BE MOVED TO THE END OF THE MEETING BECAUSE THE INFORMATION THAT WE ARE PUTTING OUT THERE IN OUR REPORTS AND I WILL SPEAK FOR MYSELF MAY OR MAY NOT BE INCLUDED IN MY FACEBOOK BLAST OR MY NEWSLETTER BUT IT'S NOT NEARLY AS IMPORTANT TO ME AS WHAT THE RESIDENTS NEED TO SAY AND THAT'S WHAT THE COMMISSION MEETINGS ARE FOR. IT'S FOR THE RESIDENTS AND IF WE'RE STOPPING A RESIDENT FROM SPEAKING ON AN ITEM BECAUSE THE FIVE OF US. THE MEETING STARTS AT 7:00 AND THE FIVE OF US SPEAK AND THE MEETING THE ACTUAL MEETING DOESN'T START TILL EIGHT THIRTY NINE. WE'RE DOING A DISSERVICE TO OUR RESIDENTS FOR THOSE THAT ACTUALLY SHOW UP TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM. WE'VE GOT TO HAVE SOME TYPE OF WAY TO STOP US FROM DOING THAT. AND I BELIEVE FIRMLY THAT PUTTING OUR REPORT AT THE END OF THE MEETING IS THE WAY TO DO THAT. I DON'T NECESSARILY AGREE WE NEED A TIME LIMIT BECAUSE BY THE TIME THE ACTUAL RESIDENTS GET TO TALK WE AS ADULTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO LIMIT OURSELVES. THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY. ALL RIGHT. VICE MAYOR THANK YOU. I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH COMMISSIONER FISHMAN IN THAT OUR COMMISSION MEETINGS ARE FOR THE RESIDENTS. THEY ARE THEY ARE TO SPEAK ON A TOPIC THAT IS OF CONCERN TO THEM. THEY ARE NOT THEY ARE TO LISTEN TO 20 PROCLAMATIONS. THEY ARE NOT THEY ARE TO LISTEN TO US DRONE ON FOR WAY TOO LONG. I WOULD VOTE TO DO AWAY WITH THE COMMISSION REPORTS. I LIKE THE ONE ON ONE APPROACH. I LIKE MEETING WITH THE RESIDENTS TALKING WITH THEM ONE ON ONE WHETHER IT'S OVER COFFEE OR WHATEVER THAT WORKS BEST FOR ME. THAT'S JUST MY PERSONAL OPINION. BUT WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING TO LIMIT SOME OF THIS TIME WHERE IT'S COMMISSIONER FISHMAN SAID THAT PEOPLE ARE LEAVING AND COME FOR A SPECIFIC REASON AND IT GETS LATE AND THEY'RE LEAVING AND THEY'RE NOT GETTING THEIR OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD WHICH IS WHAT WE'RE REALLY SUPPOSED TO BE THERE FOR. THANK YOU OK. SO BASICALLY LET'S DEAL WITH THIS STEP BY STEP PROCLAMATIONS CAPPING IT TO THREE PROCLAMATIONS PER I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE YOUR LIST AND I UNDERSTAND THAT BUT I'M SURE YOU'VE BEEN TO OUR LAST SEVERAL MEETINGS WHERE WE'VE HAD MANY MORE THAT HAVE BEEN ON THERE. SO IT IS A COMBINATION PLATE FOR SAVING PAT AND HER STAFF BUT I THINK MOST OF IT YOU DO ON YOUR OWN IF I RECALL CORRECTLY SAVING PAT SO SHE CAN GET TO OTHER WORK OF THE CITY BY NOT HAVING TO BE SURPRISED SHE'S GOT MAXIMUM THREE PER EACH. THIS IS EXCLUSIVE OUR CITY STAFF AND THERE WILL NOT BE ANY LAST MINUTE IT WILL BE IN HAND A MINIMUM OF SIX BUSINESS DAYS OR REQUESTED MINIMUM SIX BUSINESS DAYS WITH US KNOWING IF SOMEBODY IS COMING TO THE COMMISSION MEETING A WEEK IN ADVANCE AS BEST AS POSSIBLE AND COMMISSIONER BOLTON I UNDERSTAND FROM YOUR COMMENTS LAST MADE NOT MADE TODAY THAT SOMETIMES YOU STILL WISH FOR YOUR PROCLAMATIONS TO BE READ. IF THAT'S THE CASE YOU JUST NEED TO INDICATE THAT YOU STILL WISH THAT THEY NEEDS TO BE READ. IT'S VERY SIMPLE. IT'S NOT TRYING TO STRANGLE HOLD EVERYBODY IS TRYING TO HAVE A MORE MANAGEABLE PROCESS SO WE CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND AND HAVE OUR EXPECTATIONS OF OUR MEETINGS AND HOW THEY'RE BEING RUN SO DO WE HAVE CONSENSUS ON THE THREE YES. WHAT DO YOU PROPOSE MR. BOLTON TO BE ABLE

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TO REQUEST THEM OR TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THEM READ IS ONE IN THE SAME AT THIS POINT. WE NEED TO HAVE A CAP ON THEM BECAUSE IT IS ALL THE WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE BECAUSE YOU CAN REQUEST TEN OF THEM KNOWING THAT THEY'RE NOT BEING READ. BUT YET PAT STILL HAS TO TAKE DAYS OUT OF HER DAYS AT A TIME TO WORK ON THE TENT EVEN ONLY THREE ARE GOING TO BE READ. THAT'S STILL NOT FAIR. SOME BECAUSE SOMETIMES THINGS HAPPEN DURING A MONTH. THAT REQUIRES MORE THAN TWO. FOR INSTANCE DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH THERE'S A BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROCLAMATION AND THERE IS A PROCLAMATION FOR AN INDIVIDUAL AND PERHAPS THERE'S GOING TO BE A PROCLAMATION SOMETHING LIKE THAT. THAT'S DIFFERENT. THOSE THOSE I WAS CONSIDER AS A SPECIAL EXCEPTION AS THOSE ARE EVENTS THAT THE CITY DOES FOR HONORING PEOPLE. I MEAN I I WOULD THINK AND ACTUALLY EACH OF US HAS ONE PERSON THAT WE RECOGNIZE. RIGHT. SO I MEAN I WOULD SAY LEAVE IT AS A THREE KNOWING THAT I DON'T END IT. I MEAN TIME I EVER HAVE I MEAN AND THAT IS LIKE LITERALLY SIX MONTHS AND I NEVER HAVE SIX CONDITIONS I MAYBE HAVE ONE EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE LITERALLY I CAN NAME THEM RIGHT NOW. YEAH YOU REALLY DON'T WANT TO GO BACK OVER THE PAST COUPLE MONTHS BECAUSE THAT WOULD CHANGE CERTAIN MOMENTS. BUT ANYWAY SO PROCLAMATIONS AT THE TIME THE CONSENSUS IS THREE THERE'LL BE NO MORE THAN THREE PER COMMISSION MEANING PER COMMISSIONER AND THAT WE NEED TO KNOW A WEEK IN ADVANCE THEY HAVE TO BE APPLIED FOR OR REQUESTED IN THE SAME METHODOLOGY AS PUTTING SOMETHING ON AN AGENDA ITEM WHICH IS A MINIMUM SIX BUSINESS DAYS AND THAT IF THEY'RE ATTENDING IT'LL BE A WEEK NOTICE IN ADVANCE. OBVIOUSLY SOME EXCEPTIONS MAY ARISE. BUT IF YOU RIGHT OUT THE PROCLAMATION WRITTEN WHETHER OR NOT THE PERSON ATTENDS AND WE'RE READING IT IS REALLY NOT THAT BIG OF A THEN TO THE REPORTS WE'LL GO TO THE REPORTS AT THE END OF THE MONTH. COMMISSIONER FISHMAN END OF THE MEETING. YES. VICE MAYOR HAVE THE WISHES TO GET RID OF THEM. DO YOU WISH TO GET RID OF THEM. NO I DON'T WISH TO GET RID OF THEM. PERSONALLY I'VE TAKEN MY REPORT TIME TO TRY TO EDUCATE THE COMMISSION AND THE RESIDENTS ON SPECIFIC ISSUES SO I'D LIKE TO KEEP THE REPORTS BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT ALWAYS A REGURGITATION OF A LIST OF MEETINGS. UNDERSTOOD SO BUT YOU'RE YOU ARE YOU STILL WANT TO KEEP THE COMMISSION REPORTS MOVED TO THE END AS ORIGINALLY CORRECT. ROSEMARY BOLTON WHEN I LOOKED THROUGH WHAT IS ON THE AGENDA I SEE SOME REPORTS BUT I DON'T SEE THE MANAGER'S REPORTS OR THE ATTORNEY'S REPORTS LISTED IN IN THE I UNDERSTAND ICE AGE FIVE. NUMBER THREE IS CALLED ORDER ROLL CALL PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE COMMISSIONS STAFF REPORTS. IS THAT WHAT IT IS. YES. OK. SO WHY ARE WE NOT MOVING STAFF REPORTS AS WELL AS THE COMMISSION REPORTS AND TO BE TIED WITH EACH OTHER. I'LL ANSWER MY OPINION AND THEN AGAIN I'D LIKE TO STICK ON IF WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THAT WE COULD TALK ABOUT THAT BUT STICK ON THE FACT THAT WAS ON THE COMMISSION REPORTS A SEPARATE FROM STAFF REPORTS US WHY THEY ARE DELINEATED SEPARATELY. STAFF REPORTS MEANING THE CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORT AND THE CITY MANAGER'S REPORT HAVE MORE INFORMATION AND CERTAIN THINGS THAT DEAL WITH INFORMATION THAT WE MAY NEED TO KNOW PRIOR TO THE END OF A MEETING. SO CAN WE PLEASE STICK TO COMMISSION REPORTS AND WE CAN GO BACK TO YOUR QUESTION REGARDING CITY ATTORNEY REPORT CITY AND STAFF REPORTS. SO YOU'RE YOU'RE ASKING. WE HAVE DISCUSSED MOVING ON AND WE'D AGREED ON WHAT CONFIRMED CONSENSUS OF KEEPING IT.

COMMISSIONER REPORTS AT THE END OF THE MEETING AFTER AFTER PUBLIC HEARINGS QUASI JUDICIAL BEFORE WAGER. I MEAN I MEAN NO I DON'T WANT TO I DON'T KNOW MOVE IT. I MEAN COMMISSIONER GUILLEN HAS COMMENTED ON THE SUNSHINE THAT HE DOES NOT WANT IT TO BE

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MOVED. AND SO I HAVE TO SUPPORT HIS DECISION HIS HONOR HIS WISHES NOT TO MOVE THEM. HE WANTS THEM TO REMAIN WHERE IT IS AND RESPECT WHICH WAS I HAPPEN TO AGREE WITH KEEPING THE COMMISSIONER MOVING THE COMMISSIONER AT THE END SO THERE IS A CONSENSUS THAT MR. OTHER MEMBER MET A MAN ON COMMISSION WHATEVER YOU DISCUSS TODAY YOU'RE IN A WORKSHOP SESSION. SO ON WEDNESDAY IF YOU CHOOSE TO AMEND THE CODE AS REVISED BY THE PROPOSAL YOU HAVE TO DO SEPARATE MOTIONS TO AMEND EVERY SECTION WHICH HAS BEEN PROPOSED TO BE CHANGED SO THAT BY SECOND AND FINAL READING YOU HAVE A DOCUMENT THAT MELDS WITH YOUR EMOTIONS. YOU THEN HAVE AN AMENDED IT YOU HAVE AN ORDINANCE AS AMENDED WITH THOSE SUBSECTIONS. SO TODAY'S DISCUSSION IS YOUR DISCUSSIONS CONSENSUS CERTAINLY VERY HELPFUL TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU WOULD SEEK TO IMPLEMENT THIS CONSENSUS ON WEDNESDAY. YOU HAVE TO DO IT BY MOTION TO AMEND THE CODE SECTIONS OR TABLE THE ITEM OR TAKE OTHER ACTION. THE ONLY ITEM IS UP BEFORE THE COMMISSION ON THE PROPOSED AGENDA OR WEDNESDAY OR IS THIS ADOPTED EXISTING ORDINANCE AS AMENDED WITH THE 4 4 CHANGES. OK. SO BASICALLY THEY ARE SO FAR AS AMENDED YOU'RE SPEAKING ONLY THE AMENDMENTS. THAT'S ALL RIGHT. SO ALL I'VE CHANGED BASED ON YOUR DIRECTION BUT THE INCLUSION IF WE CAN HAVE IT I WILL NOT REVISE THE CODE UNTIL WEDNESDAY BECAUSE I CANNOT KNOW WITHOUT A MOTION BEING TAKEN AS TO WHAT IT IS THAT YOU WANT TO DO AND I CAN'T READ YOUR MINDS. SO WHAT RIGHT DOES THAT PART OF WHERE WE WANT TO HAVE IT. WELL THAT'S ALREADY IN THE CODE FOR A WEEK IN ADVANCE THAT'S PROCEDURE AS YOU ARE ALLOWED. THEY'RE ALL ADDRESSABLE ON WEDNESDAY ON FIRST READING BECAUSE AGAIN THIS WAS WORKSHOP. THE BENEFIT OF HAVING SOME DISCUSSION AMONGST ALL OF YOU SAID THAT YOU HAVE SOME CONSENSUS IT WILL BE USEFUL IN MAKING YOUR MOTIONS TO ACTUALLY AMEND SECTIONS THAT ARE PROPOSED OR AMENDMENT. AND I'M JUST GOING TO GO BACK BECAUSE I HAD TIMING THAT I WENT BACK TO YOU. SO TIMING COMMISSIONER QUESTION YOU HAVE A FEELING ON A SET TIME LIMIT OBVIOUSLY AMENDABLE AS DEAN AND IF SO WHAT DOES THAT NUMBER. I BELIEVE THAT IF THE REPORTS ARE PUT AT THE END OF THE MEETING NO TIMEFRAME IS NECESSARY VICE MAYOR THANK YOU. OKAY. COMMISSIONER BOLTON I AGREE WITH MISS GO ALONG BECAUSE I DON'T THINK PUTTING A I WILL AGREE WITH CONSENSUS BUT REQUESTS THAT HOPEFULLY NOT BE MORE THAN 10 MINUTES BECAUSE OUT OF RESPECT OUT OF EVERYBODY IF WE ALL GET MORE THAN 10 MINUTES AT THE END OF THE MEETING THAT'S ANOTHER 50 MINUTES FOR SOME OF OUR MEETINGS AND WHEN PEOPLE HAVE TO LEAVE OR WANT TO GO TO SLEEP DEPENDING ON WHAT TIME THE MEETING IS ON THAT WOULD BE RESPECT FOR EVERYBODY AT THIS POINT. THOSE ARE THE ITEMS THAT ARE WHAT WE HAVE FOR DISCUSSION ON WEDNESDAY. ANYTHING ELSE CITY

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ATTORNEY. NO MADAM THERE. THANK YOU. MR. FISHMAN HAS AN ODD YES. I WOULD LIKE TO BRING UP THE FACT THAT THIS COMMISSION AND OUR STRATEGIC PLAN ALL AGREED TO A CIVILITY AGREEMENT AND PART OF THAT GROUP MILITARY AGREEMENT WAS TREATING EACH OTHER RESPECTFULLY AND I HAVE I HAVE FELT AT THIS MEETING AND AT OTHER MEETINGS THAT THAT CIVILITY AGREEMENT HAS NOT BEEN ADHERED TO. I WOULD ASK THAT EACH OF US LOOK AT WHAT WE'RE DOING IN LIGHT OF THESE BEING PUBLIC MEETINGS AND THAT EACH OF US IS VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT WHAT WE BELIEVE IN BUT THAT PASSION HAS TO FOLLOW THE PROCEDURES THAT ARE IN PLACE. I JUST DON'T BELIEVE THAT THE PASSION THAT EACH OF US FEELS SHOULD COME OUT IN WAYS THAT ARE NOT CIVIL TO EACH OTHER. THERE IS A PROCEDURE IN PLACE FOR US ALL TO WORK THROUGH AND THAT THAT DOES NOT GIVE US THE RIGHT TO SPEAK OVER EACH OTHER THESE MEETINGS ARE SET WITH ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER AND THAT WE SHOULD FOLLOW THOSE AND THAT WE SHOULD TREAT EACH OTHER RESPECTFULLY. THANK YOU.

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THANK YOU COMMISSIONER FISHMAN. CITY MANAGER I WOULD LIKE TO ON COMMENT OR PIGGYBACK ON WHAT COMMISSIONER FISHMAN SAID. IF I MAY. I DON'T THINK IT IS. I THINK IT IS DISRESPECT. I THINK THAT EVERYBODY HAS THEIR OWN WAY OF EXPRESSING THEMSELVES AND EVERYBODY COMES FROM A DIFFERENT CULTURE. AND IF YOU IF WE JUST UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER OR WHO THEY ARE AND WE THEY'RE COME WHERE THEY COME FROM OR HOW THEY FEEL ABOUT SOMETHING I THINK YOU WOULD WE WOULD UNDERSTAND. EACH OTHER BETTER. ALTHOUGH ALTHOUGH THE MAYOR SOMETIMES SAY LIKE THINGS ARE NOT A PERSONAL ATTACK IT DOES COME OFF AS A PERSONAL ATTACK. IT DOES FEEL LIKE IT DOES FEEL LIKE AN ATTACK AND IT IS IT IS HARD TO JUST SIT AND SAY NOTHING AND JUST YOU KNOW ACTORS ACT AS IF NOTHING HAS HAPPENED. AND FOR ME THAT'S THAT THAT'S HARD. WHEN RESIDENTS ASKED ME ABOUT HER DO I BELIEVE HER. NO. I MEAN I SPEAK HIGHLY OF HER AND IT'S AND IT'S NOT JUST MERE WORDS I HAVE TO BELIEVE WHAT I'M SAYING.

AND I ACTUALLY AGREE WITH WHAT I'M SAYING. TO ACTUALLY SAY IT. I DON'T I DON'T JUST SAY SOMETHING BECAUSE I WANT TO SAY IT. I. I ACTUALLY HAVE TO MEAN IT. AND THAT'S ACTUALLY ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I LIKE ABOUT ME BECAUSE I'M VERY OPINIONATED AND I'M GOING TO SAY WHAT'S ON MY MIND WHETHER IT'S POLITICAL OR NOT OR WHAT.

HOWEVER IT IS I'M. I'M GOING TO SAY IT. AND I THINK ONCE WE UNDERSTAND HOW EACH OF US ARE I THINK WE'LL UNDERSTAND THAT IS NOT DISRESPECTFUL OR PERSONAL ATTACKS IS JUST WHAT IT IS. SO IF IF I'VE IF I'VE SAID OR DONE ANYTHING TO MAKE ANY OF YOU FEEL THAT I AM YOU KNOW BELITTLING YOU OR OR WHATEVER IT IS THAT'S NOT THAT'S NOT MY INTENTION NOT MY INTENTION TO DISRESPECT ANYONE. IT'S JUST HARD THOUGH IT IS HARD WHEN YOU'RE TRYING TO GET A POINT ACROSS AND SOMEBODY IS NOT GETTING YOUR YOUR POINT. IT FRUSTRATES YOU. AND I'VE ENOUGH AND I'VE SEEN IT HAPPEN WITH WITH ALMOST EVERYBODY HERE AT SOME POINT. THERE WERE TIMES WHEN WHEN COMMISSIONER FISHMAN TRIED TO SAY THINGS WHEN HARRY WAS THE MAYOR AND AND HE WOULD SHUT HER DOWN AND LOOK ACROSS HER AND AND SHE WOULD LITERALLY. AND SHE CHOSE NOT TO. THAT'S HOW SHE DEALS WITH THINGS. BUT I HAPPENED TO DEAL WITH THINGS IN A DIFFERENT WAY. I'M NOT GOING TO LET HARRY TALK DOWN TO ME THANK GOD HE'S NO LONGER HERE. BUT IT'S IS WHAT IT IS. WE ALL DO THINGS A DIFFERENT WAY. WHEN COMMISSIONER WHOLENESS WAS NOT ABLE TO SPEAK AND WHEN THE OTHER LADY RIGHT AFTER HIM GOT TO SPEAK THAT MADE COMMISSIONER GALLON ANGRY HE GOT UP. HE WALKED OUT. CALM DOWN CAME BACK. THAT'S HOW HE HANDLED THAT I HANDLED THINGS DIFFERENTLY. I DON'T KNOW HOW THE BIRD DOES IT BUT SHE JUST FITS EFFORTLESSLY AND IN HER FERRAGAMO AND JOHN FRANCO WHATEVER. AND SHE JUST DOES HER THING. EVERYBODY DOES THEIR THING DIFFERENT. WE CAN'T PUNISH EACH OTHER FOR THE WAY THAT WE EXPRESS OURSELVES. AND IF THE WAY HOW I EXPRESS MYSELF COMES OFF AS NEGATIVE TO MAYOR. THAT'S NOT MY INTENTION. AND YOU MAY NOT BELIEVE IT BUT THAT'S NOT HOW IT IS INTENDED. I WANT TO WORK IN UNISON WITH WITH MY COLLEAGUES.

I'VE MADE SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO TO WORK IN UNISON AND YOU KNOW I GUESS IT WILL TAKE

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MORE TIME FOR YOU TO UNDERSTAND AND GET ME. BUT IF IF IT IF THE EXPECTATION IS THAT THINGS ARE GOING TO BE SAD. AND THAT'S THE STUFF. AND I DON'T SPEAK MY MIND THEN. I MEAN IF THAT'S IF THAT'S HOW WE VIEW CIVILITY IT'S NEVER GONNA HAPPEN BECAUSE I'M GOING TO SPEAK MY MIND BUT AS LONG AS I'M ABLE TO SPEAK MY MIND AND EXPRESS MYSELF. AND THAT'S HOW IT'S GOING TO BE. WHEN I WHEN I TALK TO STAFF AND I GO AROUND THEIR OFFICES I MEAN EVERYBODY CAN TELL YOU I'M I'M THE SWEETEST PERSON NOW BECAUSE I'M I'M TRYING TO BE SWEET BECAUSE I AM SWEET RIGHT. YES I AM SWEET.

SO LIKE ONCE YOU GET ME ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND ME AND ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND THE CORE OF WHO I AM YOU YOU'LL LOVE ME FOR ME. STOP TRYING TO CHANGE ME. I'M ALWAYS GOING TO BE THIS THIS WAY. DON'T. DON'T TRY TO CHANGE ME SO CIVILITY IS IS WHAT.

IF THAT'S WHAT COMMISSIONER FISHMAN IS REFERRING TO THIS MORNING AND AND HOW I WAS TRYING TO GET MY POINT ACROSS. I'M SORRY MAN BUT THIS IS THE WAY I AM. AND THIS IS HOW THE PEOPLE ELECTED ME. I TO CHANGE. WHY AM I'M SORRY. YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS. LOVE. LOVE YOU'RE RIGHT.



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