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GOOD MORNING TO ALL OF YOU, I HOPE EVERYONE HAD A FANTASTIC WEEKEND.

[Call to Order]

WELCOME TO MONDAY MORNING WORKSHOP.

IT IS TRULY 9:30 A.M., MR. GUELLEN. MR. PARKER. GOOD MORNING, MR..

IF THEY SPENT THE MORNING, I.

BOLTON AND THEIR GORGEOUS.

GOOD MORNING, MR. FISHMAN. IF YOU WOULD, PLEASE READ THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

STAND, STAND.

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE UNITED STATES AND TO IT ALWAYS HAS ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE.

BEFORE WE BEGIN, I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU ON BEHALF OF ALL OF US.

PARKER AROUND OUR PUBLIC SERVICES, VSO, SUMMER FIRE RESCUE, OUR VOLUNTEERS AND EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO WORKED ON MAKING SATURDAY'S EVENT ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING.

ONE TOWN BACKWARDS, A HUGE SUCCESS.

I'VE BEEN RECEIVING NUMEROUS PHONE CALLS OF EMAILS AND TEXTS FROM PEOPLE SAYING HOW MUCH THEY ENJOYED IT. SO THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR YOUR VERY HARD WORK.

SO IT'S BEEN APPRECIATED.

WHILE WE WAIT FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT.

OK. THIS GUY IS ON HIS WAY, LIKE LITERALLY WALKING DOWN THE HALL.

SO I'M.

HE WANTS TO SHARE ANYTHING FROM THAT WEEKEND THEN.

I WAS GOING TO JUMP TO YOU, BUT HE'S RIGHT DOWN THE HALL.

WE WANT TO GET ON RECESS FOR A MOMENT.

WE DON'T HAVE. YES.

IS. SUPERINTENDENT, HOW ARE YOU TODAY? HI. GOOD MORNING. OK.

OK. AND WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM SUPERINTENDENT ROBERT

[1. Community Update - “On the Right Path”]

RUNCIE FOR OUR COMMUNITY UPDATE ON THE RIGHT PATH.

AND WE DO HAVE OUR COUNTY'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS, GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS.

ANGEL GOMEZ, AM. ARE YOU COMING? HE'S GOT IT COVERED. I'M SORRY, SIR.

IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU. GOOD MORNING.

THANK YOU. GOMES AND COMMISSIONER FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO COME IN FRONT OF YOU TODAY.

I'M JUST GIVING YOU A HIGH LEVEL BRIEF UPDATE ON THE DISTRICT WHERE WE ARE IN A NUMBER OF FRONTS. AND THEN LOVED TO ENTERTAIN ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

I WILL TRY TO USE THESE AS OPPORTUNITIES TO PROVIDE CLARIFYING INFORMATION OUT TO THE PUBLIC. WE KNOW LOTS OF TIMES THERE'S THINGS THAT DID AREN'T ACTUALLY CORRECT.

BUT, YOU KNOW, WE TRY OUR BEST TO PROVIDE AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE.

BUT AGAIN, THANK YOU. AND WE'LL GO OVER JUST HIRE A HIGH LEVEL ACADEMIC PROGRESS IN THE DISTRICT, SAFETY AND SECURITY, WHICH IS A TOP OF MIND PRIORITY FOR US MENTAL HEALTH, WHICH WE WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE INVESTMENTS IN WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT. YOU KNOW, IT WAS A PUBLIC MONEY STILL.

AND THEN AN UPDATE ON THE STATUS OF THE SMART BOND CAPITAL PROGRAM, ACADEMIC PROGRESS.

THE DISTRICT'S SEEN ITS HIGHEST GRADUATION RATES EVER, THANKS TO THE HARD WORK OF OUR TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS AND CERTAINLY CONTINUE TO MOTIVATE OUR STUDENTS AS THEY PURSUE COLLEGE AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES BEYOND OUR COUNTY.

AND WE'VE BEEN DOING THAT AS WE HAVE ALSO BEEN CLOSING ACHIEVEMENT GAPS.

AS AN EXAMPLE, WE'VE CUT THE GAP BETWEEN GRADUATION RATES BETWEEN BLACK AND WHITE STUDENTS IN HALF OVER THE LAST FIVE OR SIX YEARS.

WE'VE DONE THAT IN OTHER AREAS, WHETHER IT'S ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES, IT'S ON LITERACY, THIRD GRADE LITERACY SCORES.

YOU KNOW, OUR BIG BAROMETER FOR US IN THE DISTRICT.

WE LOOK AT THAT BECAUSE THIRD RATE IS THAT KEY POINT IN TIME WHERE YOU SHIFT FROM LEARNING TO READ TO READING, TO LEARN.

ALMOST EVERY MAJOR LIFE INDICATOR ON THAT, YOU KNOW, IS CONNECTED TO THIRD GRADE LITERACY, THAT IS LIFETIME INCOMES, MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS.

IN FACT, WE HAVE TWO STATES IN THIS COUNTRY THAT ESTIMATE THE NUMBER OF PRISON CELLS THEY HAVE BASED ON THIRD GRADE LITERACY SCORES.

SO WE'LL CONTINUE TO HAVE THAT AS A MAJOR PRIORITY FOR THE DISTRICT.

OUR THIRD GRADE LITERACY PROFICIENCY SCORES FOR OUR STUDENTS ARE TIED FOR THE HIGHEST AMONG THE LARGE DISTRICTS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA.

SO PRETTY PROUD OF THAT.

BUT WE ALSO KNOW THAT WE'VE GOT A LOT OF WORK TO DO AND WE CONTINUE TO WORK THROUGH A LOT OF COUNTYWIDE INITIATIVES ON EARLY LITERACY TO CONTINUE TO IMPROVE ON THIS FRONT.

WE CONTINUE TO OFFER AN ENORMOUS VARIETY OF INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS IN THE DISTRICT.

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OVER ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY MAGNET AND INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS. AND THAT HELPS US TO ALSO FUEL EXCELLENCE IN SOME OF OUR HIGH RHAEGAR AREAS.

MY ADVANCED PLACEMENT PASS RATES ARE THE HIGHEST STATE THEN IN A DISTRICT IN OVER A DECADE. WE HAVE EXPANDED ACE CAMBRIDGE CERTIFICATIONS THROUGHOUT BROWARD COUNTY AND NOT ONLY HAVE THOSE IN HIGH SCHOOLS NOW, BUT ALSO IN A FEEDER MIDDLE SCHOOLS SO THAT OUR COMMUNITY CAN SEE ALIGNMENT AND VERTICAL ARTICULATION AND CONTINUATION AND IN MANY OF THOSE OPPORTUNITIES.

AND THEN THE LAST THING I WOULD SAY ON PERFORMANCE OVERALL IN THE DISTRICT IS THAT WE HAVE CONTINUED TO SEE IMPROVEMENTS AT THE SCHOOL LEVEL.

WELL, FIVE YEARS AGO, WE HAD FIFTY ONE DNF SCHOOLS IN BROWARD COUNTY, 22 ON F RATED SCHOOLS AND TWENTY NINE D RATED SCHOOLS.

TODAY WE HAVE ZERO F SCHOOLS AND ONLY A D RATED SCHOOLS WHICH ARE WORKING TO IMPROVE THOSE. SO YOU CAN SEE THE TREND LINE IN TERMS OF HOW WE'VE CONTINUE TO IMPROVE SCHOOLS AND OUTCOMES IN BROWARD COUNTY.

SAFETY AND SECURITY, A TOP PRIORITY ISSUE ON WHICH THE DISTRICT.

I'M OVER THE LAST 18 MONTHS IS INVESTED OVER 100 MILLION DOLLARS IN SAFETY AND SECURITY MEASURES AND PERSONNEL.

WE VIEW SAFETY AND SECURITY AS A SERIES AND LAYERS OF OPPORTUNITIES AND INFRASTRUCTURE PIECES THAT WE PUT IN PLACE.

BUT LET ME FIRST START THAT SAY THAT WE'VE ENGAGED A NUMBER OF SECURITY FIRMS AND PROFESSIONALS IN SOME OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD TO ADVISE THE DISTRICT.

AND SO THAT'S HELPED US TO PRIORITIZE INVESTMENTS AND PUT SOME SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN PLACE. ONE, IF YOU GO TO ALL OUR SCHOOLS AND LET ME JUST SAY, I'M GRATEFUL FOR THE PARTNERSHIP THAT WE HAVE WITH THE CITY OF TAMARACK, NOT ONLY FOR YOUR SUPPORT, OUR SCHOOLS, BUT ALSO FOR.

YOUR HELP IN TERMS OF INVESTMENTS IN KEEPING OUR SCHOOLS SAFE, IN PARTICULAR TO FUNDING SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS AS WELL.

BUT WE HAVE PERIMETER GATES AROUND ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS.

WE HAVE SINGLE POINT OF ENTRY THAT WE PUT IN.

WE'VE COMPLETED THAT WORK THAT WAS IN OUR BOND PROGRAM.

WE DID A COUPLE OF YEARS EARLY.

WE HAVE ADDED THIS YEAR AN ADDITIONAL 521 SECURITY STAFF AT OUR SCHOOLS, BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER TO ABOUT TWELVE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY, ALMOST THIRTEEN HUNDRED SECURITY PERSONNEL. THE BIGGEST CHANGE THERE IS THAT WE'VE CREATED AN OFFICE OF SCHOOL SAFETY, SECURITY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS IN BROWARD COUNTY THAT NOW PROVIDES CENTRAL OVERSIGHT. IN THE PAST, WE WOULD PROVIDE FUNDING TO INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS.

THEY WOULD HIRE THEIR SECURITY STAFF.

IT WAS A VERY DECENTRALIZED MODEL THROUGH THE CENTRAL OVERSIGHT MODEL.

NOW THERE IS CONSISTENT TRAINING, OVERSIGHT, ACCOUNTABILITY IN TERMS OF HOW ALL THESE RESOURCES ARE DEPLOYED AT EVERY SCHOOL.

WE ALSO CREATED SUPERVISORY POSITIONS CALLED AREA SECURITY MANAGERS TO HELP OVERSEE ALL OF OUR SECURITY STAFF.

WE HAVE INVESTED IN ADDITIONAL CAMERAS IN OUR DISTRICT, VIDEO SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS.

WE NOW HAVE OVER 13000 OF THEM.

WE'VE ALSO MADE THOSE CAMERAS THROUGH SOME RECENT AGREEMENTS AVAILABLE ON A REAL TIME 24/7 BASIS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN MUNICIPALITIES AS WELL AS THE BROWARD SHERIFF'S OFFICE. WE HAVE ENHANCED OUR COMMUNICATIONS OVER ELEVEN HUNDRED ADDITIONAL RADIOS IN OUR SCHOOLS. SO STAFF ARE ABLE TO INCLUDE OUR COMMUNICATIONS.

WE'RE UPGRADING THE THE PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM, INTERCOM SYSTEMS AT ALL OF OUR SECONDARY SCHOOLS. THAT'S A 17 MILLION DOLLAR INVESTMENT THAT IS CURRENTLY UNDERWAY IN THE DISTRICT. AND SO THE LAST THING I WOULD SAY WE WE'VE CHANGED A LOT IN TERMS OF PROTOCOLS AND THINGS THAT WE ACTUALLY DO WITHIN OUR SCHOOLS.

AND THAT'S BEEN GOING ON FOR QUITE A WHILE AND THAT'S BEEN DONE CONSISTENTLY ACROSS MY SCHOOLS. BUT JUST A BIG CHANGE IN CULTURE AROUND SAFETY AND SECURITY.

AND FINALLY, WE WORK TO CONTINUE TO NOTIFY OUR COMMUNITY THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF DIFFERENT AVENUES TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO THE DISTRICT, LAW ENFORCEMENT IF YOU SEE OR HEAR SOMETHING THAT'S OF CONCERN.

ANOTHER WAY IS TO DO IT.

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IN PARTICULAR, THERE ARE A COUPLE OF NEW SOCIAL MEDIA APPS THAT ARE OUT THERE NOW.

THEY'RE SAFE. HER WASH, WHICH WE ENCOURAGE FOLKS TO DOWNLOAD ON YOUR PHONE.

YOU CAN REPORT ANYTHING THAT YOU SEE OF CONCERN.

AND THERE'S ALSO ANOTHER ONE FOR THE FIVE, FLORIDA.

BUT THE SAFER WATCHES ARE ONE THAT WE'VE PROMOTED FAIRLY HEAVILY HERE IN BROWARD COUNTY.

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO? NINETY THREE PERCENT OF THE DISTRICT'S BUDGET DIRECTLY INTO THE CLASSROOM AND IN SERVICE OF SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS.

THERE'S SOME ADDITIONAL DOLLARS AROUND CURRICULUM AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

I THINK A KEY TAKEAWAY IS THAT CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION IS LESS THAN 1 PERCENT.

IT'S ZERO POINT EIGHT PERCENT.

IT'S ONE OF THE LOWEST IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA.

AMONG SIXTY SEVEN DISTRICTS.

IT'S ALWAYS BEEN SOMEWHERE WITHIN A BOTTOM FIVE OR SEVEN DISTRICTS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. I THINK A FEW YEARS AGO WE WERE THE LOWEST IN THE STATE AS WELL.

BUT THIS IS CONSISTENT WITH OUR PRIORITIES OF MAKING SURE THAT WE'RE INVESTING AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE INTO OUR CLASSROOMS AND PAYING OUR TEACHERS AS MUCH AS WE CAN, GIVEN THE FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS THAT WE HAVE.

OUR BUDGET IS DICTATED BY THE STATE OF FLORIDA, WHICH PROVIDES ABOUT SEVENTY SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR STUDENT.

TO PUT THAT INTO CONTEXT, THE NATIONAL AVERAGE IS AROUND THIRTEEN THOUSAND, A LITTLE BIT OVER THAT. WE HAVE STATES LIKE MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, THEY ARE CLOSE TO TWENTY THOUSAND PER STUDENT. EVEN A DISTRICT THAT WASHINGTON, D.C.

IS AROUND TWENTY THREE THOUSAND PER STUDENT.

AGAIN, I'LL REPEAT WITH SEVENTY SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS PER STUDENT.

SO YOU CAN SEE THE TYPE OF CHALLENGES THAT THAT CREATES FOR US HERE AND IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN TERMS OF BEING COMPETITIVE.

SO WHAT I WOULD TELL YOU THAT, YOU KNOW, MONEY DOESN'T ALWAYS GET YOU EVERY RESULT THAT YOU WANT, BUT IT CAN CERTAINLY HELP IN GETTING THE RESOURCES AND SUPPORTS THAT WE NEED IN OUR SCHOOLS, IN BROWARD AND THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF FLORIDA.

SO WE CONTINUE TO PUSH FOR EQUITABLE FUNDING FOR DOLLARS TO ALSO HELP ENHANCE AND IMPROVE TEACHER PAY AND COMPENSATION.

AND IN BROWARD, AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHERE WE ARE IN TERMS OF THE IMPACT THAT OUR BUDGET HAS ON OUR TAX PAYERS, I CAN TELL YOU SITTING HERE TODAY THAT OUR TAXPAYERS ARE PAYING LESS OVERALL IN MILLAGE RATE THAN THEY WERE BACK IN 2013, 2014 IN BROWARD COUNTY.

SO OUR OVERALL MILITARY HAS BEEN REDUCED AND THAT'S EVEN WITH TWO REFERENDUMS THAT HAVE BEEN IN PLACE, ONE FOR THE CAPITAL BOND PROGRAM AND THE ONE MOST RECENTLY.

WE HAD TO GO TO OUR VOTERS IN AUGUST 2018 TO REALLY ASK FOR MONEY JUST SO WE COULD GIVE TEACHERS A RAISE AND A SALARY INCREASE, AS WELL AS PROVIDE SOME ADDITIONAL DOLLARS FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY AND MENTAL HEALTH.

BUT WE'VE TRIED TO BE AS CONSERVATIVE AS POSSIBLE.

AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS ON A RELATIVE BASIS, WE'RE LOWER THAN THE COUNTIES TO THE SOUTH AND NORTH OF US WHEN IT COMES TO MILLAGE RATES.

MENTAL HEALTH THAT'S ALWAYS BEEN A PRIORITY FOR THE DISTRICT.

WE'VE INVESTED MORE AND MORE IN MENTAL HEALTH.

THE FIRST TWO COLUMNS HERE, OR DOLLARS, SPECIFICALLY CAME IN TO THE DISTRICT TO HELP US TO SUPPORT THE MARGIE'S STONEMAN DOUGLAS AND PORTLAND AND CORAL SPRINGS COMMUNITIES RELATIVE TO THE TRAGEDY OF FEBRUARY 14, 2018, ALLOWED US TO ADD OVER 50 POSITIONS THAT EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS WAS INVESTED THERE.

WHAT? BUT WHAT WE ALSO KNOW IS THAT WE NEED TO SUPPORT THE REST OF THE COUNTY TAMARACK, FORT LAUDERDALE, HALLANDALE.

THE ENTIRE COUNTY NEEDS NEEDED ADDITIONAL SUPPORT.

SO WE'VE MADE OURSELVES AVAILABLE TO TWO ADDITIONAL SOURCES, STATE MENTAL HEALTH ALLOCATION. AND THEN THROUGH THE REFERENDUM THAT WAS RECENTLY PASSED.

WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO ADD OVER 150 MENTAL HEALTH POSITIONS, INCLUDING SCHOOL COUNSELORS, BEHAVIORAL SPECIALISTS, FAMILY COUNSELORS, PSYCHOLOGISTS AND THERAPISTS TO HELP REDUCE CASE ROLES AND IMPROVE OUR ABILITY TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO OUR STUDENTS.

UNDER THE SMART BOMB REFERENDUM.

JUST GIVE YOU AN OVERVIEW ON THIS PIECE.

THE FOCUS OF THIS PROGRAM, WHICH STARTED IN 2015, WAS TO BRING RESOURCES TO BETTER ENGAGE

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OUR STUDENTS. ALSO INVEST IN SCHOOL SAFETY AND SECURITY.

I MENTIONED ONE OF THOSE ITEMS, WHICH IS THE SINGLE POINT ENTRY, WHICH IS ABOUT TWENTY SIX MILLION DOLLAR INVESTMENT THAT HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

GIVE OUR TEACHERS ADDITIONAL TOOLS IN THE CLASSROOM.

WE KNOW THAT OUR SCHOOLS ARE TIED TO THE VITALITY OF OUR NEIGHBORHOODS AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE CONTINUE TO INVEST IN THAT AS WE ALSO PREPARE OUR KIDS FOR THE FUTURE.

SO AS WE'VE GONE THROUGH THIS, WE CERTAINLY TRY TO BALANCE THE NEED TO GET THINGS DONE QUICKLY AND WITH ALSO MAKING SURE THAT WE ACTUALLY GET THEM DONE RIGHT AND THAT WE CAN CONTROL THE QUALITY.

WE CAN'T CONTROL MARKET CONDITIONS AND PRICING, BUT WE CAN MAKE SURE THAT WE INSIST ON QUALITY AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

AND SO BACK IN 2014, WE DID A NEEDS ASSESSMENT THAT IDENTIFIED THAT THERE WERE SEVERAL BILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF DEFERRED MAINTENANCE.

THE DISTRICT HAD NOT DONE A CAPITAL BOND PROGRAM IN ABOUT 30 YEARS AND WE HAD A LOT OF FACILITIES THAT NEEDED SIGNIFICANT WORK.

WE ALSO KNEW THAT THERE WERE OTHER ADDITIONAL AREAS, SUCH AS TECHNOLOGY INVESTING IN THE ARTS PROGRAMS THAT ENGAGE OUR STUDENTS WHERE WE NEEDED RESOURCES.

SO WE MOVE FORWARD.

IDENTIFIED A HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF WORK, PRIMARILY FOCUSED ON ON ROOFING WORK HBC WHAT WE CALL BUILDING OUR VABLE AND THEN SOME INTERNAL COMPONENTS WHICH WERE WEIGHT ROOMS, TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA CENTERS AND MUSIC AND THE ARTS.

SO THAT WAS A HUNDRED MILLION DOLLAR COMPONENT.

WE ALSO CHOSE THAT NUMBER BECAUSE WE FELT THAT WAS A SCOPE OF WORK THAT WE COULD REASONABLY MANAGE OVER A FIVE TO SEVEN YEAR PERIOD OF TIME.

AND THEN WE ALSO DIDN'T WANT TO BURDEN OUR TAXPAYERS AS MUCH.

SO WE IDENTIFIED THAT NUMBER.

THERE WAS ALSO ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY FOUR MILLION DOLLARS THAT WAS ALREADY IN ADDITIONS FIVE YEAR CHAPEL PROGRAM.

SO THE ENTIRE PROGRAM WAS A NINE HUNDRED EIGHTY FOUR MILLION DOLLAR PROGRAM TO START WITH AS WE BEGAN TO GO OUT TO THE MARKETPLACE.

WE ULTIMATELY FOUND THAT THE.

THE COST TO ACTUALLY GET THIS WORK DONE, WHICH WE DON'T CONTROL, WE CAN CONTROL SKULLED, WHICH WE'VE ALWAYS STAYED STEADFAST TO WHAT WE PROMISED THE PUBLIC AND THE TAXPAYERS IS WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DELIVER IN TERMS OF SCOPE AND QUALITY, IN TERMS OF THE WAY THE WORK IS ACTUALLY DONE. WHAT WE CAN'T CONTROL IS THE MARKET CONDITIONS AND THE PRICING AROUND THAT. AS WE'VE GONE OUT TO MARKET AND WE COMPETITIVELY BID WERE, WE HAVE NOW RECOGNIZED THAT THE COST OF GETTING THIS WORK DONE IS SIGNIFICANTLY ABOVE THAT.

THE ORIGINAL ESTIMATES THAT WE HAVE MANY THOSE ESTIMATES ARE PROBABLY SIGNIFICANTLY OFF.

SOME OF THEM ARE PROBABLY FLAWED, ESPECIALLY IN THE AREA OF ROOFING.

BUT THE MARKET PRICING IS WHAT THE MARKET DICTATES.

AND SO THE PROGRAM'S ABOUT 1.4 BILLION. WE'VE ALWAYS KNOWN THAT WE WOULD ACTUALLY SUPPLEMENT TO A HUNDRED MILLION DOLLAR BOND WITH OUR TRADITIONAL MILLEDGE THAT WE WOULD RECEIVE.

WE DIDN'T RECOGNIZE HOW MUCH WE WOULD HAVE TO DO IT.

BUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE NINE IS AND MAYBE FOUR MILLION AND ONE POINT FOUR BILLION, WE WILL ACTUALLY COVER IT THROUGH MILLEDGE PROGRAM THAT WE HAVE IN CAPITAL.

SO WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING THAT IN A WAY THAT WE'RE GOING TO DELIVER ON THIS FIVE BOND PROGRAM AT NO INCREASE IN TAXES TO TAXPAYERS.

I JUST WANTED TO ALSO POINT OUT THAT NEW CONSTRUCTION, WHICH IS VERY LIMITED IN HIS BOND PROGRAM, THERE MAY BE A HANDFUL OF NEW FACILITIES THAT ARE ACTUALLY GOING UP.

BUT, YOU KNOW, 90 PERCENT OF THIS WORK IS REALLY RENOVATION, WHICH HAS A LOT OF COMPLEXITY TO IT.

WE HAVE TO DO THIS WORK WHILE SCHOOLS ARE IN SESSION.

SO SOMETHING THAT MAY TAKE SIX MONTHS WILL TAKE US TWO YEARS BECAUSE WE HAVE TO PHASE THE WORK IN. WE HAVE TO WORK WITH THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION TO MOVE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS OUT OF ONE BUILDING. WHILE WE DO THE RENOVATION WORK ON THE ROOFS AND WHATEVER ELSE MAY BE

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NECESSARY ON OUR FACILITY, ONCE THAT'S COMPLETED, WE HAVE TO REMOVE THAT MAN AND THEN WE DO THE SAME THING OVER AGAIN ON ANOTHER PART OF THE CAMPUS.

SO, YOU KNOW, SAFETY AND LOGISTICS OF DOING THIS IS FAIRLY COMPLEX, VERY DIFFERENT SITUATION THAN NO NEW CONSTRUCTION, WHICH WE'VE WE'VE DONE A NUMBER OF THOSE PROJECTS RECENTLY AND THEY'VE GONE FAIRLY SMOOTHLY.

SO THE FEW THINGS THAT WE'VE LOOKED AT ACCELERATING AND BUNDLING PROJECTS TO BE ABLE TO GET THOSE DONE A LITTLE FASTER AND EASIER, SOME OF THE PROCESS CHANGES THAT WE'VE MADE, WE'VE ALSO DONE SOME SCOPE ENHANCEMENTS.

WE'VE HAD IN A COUPLE CASES COMMUNITIES THAT WE'VE WORKED WITH.

WE DID REALLY PRESS US TO DO SOME ENHANCEMENTS.

I THINK THERE ARE A COUPLE SCHOOLS LIKE A NOTE I'M STRAIGHT HAND, FOR EXAMPLE, GETTING A NEW CAFETERIA AND DINING COMPLEX NORTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL.

THE COMMUNITY ASKS US TO CONSIDER TAKING A PAUSE ON AND ACTUALLY EXECUTING THE WORK.

SO WE SPENT SEVERAL MONTHS, ALMOST A YEAR RELOOKING AT THAT AND CAME TO A CONCLUSION THAT WE'RE GOING TO DEMOLISH FIVE BUILDINGS AND THEN BUILD A NEW FACILITY THERE AS WELL.

SO THERE'S BEEN SOME SCOPE ENHANCEMENTS IN SOME OF THE WORK THAT WE'VE DONE BY SMART SAFETY FIRST.

WE'VE COMPLETED ALL OF THE SAFETY RELATED PROJECTS.

WE PULL THOSE OUT AT A REQUEST OF THE BOARD IN 2017 AND EXPEDITE THAT WORK AND COMPLETED THAT WORK A COUPLE OF YEARS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE AT ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS.

STOCKS USUALLY. SO THIS IS THIS IS REALLY ABOUT AGAIN, I SPOKE TO THIS EARLIER ABOUT HAVING CONVERSATIONS WITH THE COMMUNITY AND BEING FLEXIBLE ABOUT SOME OF THE PROJECTS THAT WE'VE DONE. AGAIN, THE CAFETERIA AT NORTHEAST, THE NEW BUILDING OPTION AT TOWN NORTHEAST AND IN MARGATE, WE HAVEN'T BEEN WORKING TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE A VERY TRANSPARENT PROCESS.

WE HAVE A BOND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE THAT WE WE PRESENT TO ON A QUARTERLY BASIS.

THOSE ARE PUBLIC MEETINGS.

WE GET THE STATUS OF ALL THE WORK, THE FINANCES, EVERY DIMENSION OF THE PROGRAM.

WE HAVE REGULAR PUBLIC MEETINGS IN VARIOUS COMMUNITIES AROUND EACH AND EVERY SCHOOL WHERE WE'RE DOING THIS WORK.

AS WE CONTINUE TO WORK TO ENHANCE OUR PROCESSES, WE ALSO HAVE AN INTERNAL AUDITOR THAT'S INVOLVED. WE HAVE EXTERNAL AUDITORS ARE ΗASSAN.

WE HAVE FLORIDA TAX WATCH ENGAGED.

SO JUST A LOT OF EYES AND EARS THAT ARE FOCUSED ON HIS PROGRAM TO ENSURE THAT THERE'S TRANSPARENCY, THERE'S ACCOUNTABILITY AS WE MOVE FORWARD TO GET THIS WORK.

SO WHERE WE ARE TODAY, WE HAVE NURSES AS A MONTH OR SO AGO, THERE WERE ACTUALLY ABOUT A DOZEN SCHOOLS.

I THINK WE HAD ABOUT FOUR AND WE WANTED IT WAS BY 2013 THAT ALL FACETS OF WORK COMPLETED.

AND I CAN TELL YOU, EVERY ONE OF THOSE SCHOOLS IS COMPLETED WITHIN BUDGET.

ACTUALLY UNDER BUDGET AND WITHIN THE TIMEFRAME THAT WAS APPROVED BY THE SCHOOL BOARD, WE ALSO HAVE ANOTHER 70 PROJECTS THAT ARE ACTUALLY IN CONSTRUCTION LAW.

HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THOSE.

THERE'S ROUGHLY ANOTHER 70 WHERE WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF DOING HIRING A CONTRACTOR.

AND ALL DESIGN WORK, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ABOUT EIGHT SCHOOLS RIGHT NOW IS ACTUALLY COMPLETED. SO FROM THERE, THE MUSIC AND ART COMPONENT WE'VE COMPLETE, THESE ARE COMPLETED COMPONENTS. AND BY THE WAY, THE PIECES OF THE SMART PROGRAM THAT HAVE BEEN COMPLETED FIRST ARE THOSE THAT HAVE THE GREATEST IMPACT ON STUDENTS AND THE EDUCATION PROCESS.

OUR CORE MISSION.

RIGHT. SO THE REMAINING PIECES, WHICH WILL TAKE US SOMEWHAT LONGER TO DO OUR BUILDING.

AVALLONE BASICALLY DOING ROOFS AND H.V.

AC FOLKS WILL SEE THOSE THINGS.

BUT THESE COMPONENTS HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE.

WE'VE DELIVERED 50000 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS IN OUR SCHOOLS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN KEEP THOSE PROGRAMS AS ROBUST AS POSSIBLE.

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I'M TWENTY NINE OUT OF 30 WEIGHT ROOMS WHICH IMPACT BOYS AND GIRLS HAVE BEEN RENOVATED TO BE STATE OF THE ART FITNESS CENTERS.

I ENCOURAGE YOU TO GO TO ANY ONE OF OUR HIGH SCHOOLS AND LOOK AT THOSE.

I THINK YOU'LL BE IMPRESSIVELY EASY ON TECHNOLOGY WHEN WE STARTED OUT IN 20.

IN 2015, WE HAD A STUDENT COMPUTER RATIO OF SIX TO ONE AND MANY MUCH OF THE EQUIPMENT WAS ACTUALLY ANTIQUATED AND BREAKING DOWN OFTEN.

TODAY, THAT RATIO IS TWO TO ONE AND IN MANY SCHOOLS ONE TO ONE.

AND WE HAVE PUT A STRATEGY IN PLACE TO NOW CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN THAT INVENTORY.

SO SOME SIGNIFICANT ADVANCES THERE.

AND THEN OUR CORE UNDERLYING TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE IS BEING UPGRADED AS WELL.

SO NOW HERE WE ARE IN CONSTRUCTION.

I WOULD JUST SHOW YOU A BRIEF VIDEO OF SOME OF THE WORK THAT WE'VE COMPLETED.

WE'RE IN PROCESS.

AND SO WE'RE ALSO LAUNCHING A NEW WEB SITE THAT WILL PROVIDE INFORMATION ON EACH AND EVERY SCHOOL AND PROJECT THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.

JUST MAKE IT EASIER FOR CITIZENS TO BE ABLE GO IN AND TAKE A LOOK AT WHERE WE ARE AND THE WORK THAT'S BEING DONE.

SO WE'RE WE'RE MOVING ALONG AND WE'RE ALSO IMPACTING THINGS HERE IN THE CITY OF ON TAMARACK, WHICH HAS TWO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, COMBINATION SCHOOL.

AND I KNOW THE RESIDENTS HERE WHO ATTEND SCHOOLS ALL OVER BROWARD COUNTY AS WE PROVIDE SO MANY DIFFERENT OPPORTUNITIES OUT THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.

SO THAT SAID, I WILL LEAVE IT FOR QUESTIONS.

AS WE SHOW YOU.

OH, GO BACK.

OK. YES.

OK.

ALL RIGHT. AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY HERE THIS MORNING, I'D LOVE TO ENTERTAIN ANY QUESTIONS FROM THIS COMMISSION.

I APPRECIATE IT. WELL, APPRECIATE THAT YOU'RE HERE AND I'M SURE WE ARE.

SHE'S ONE OF THE THINGS, FIRST AND FOREMOST.

APPRECIATE THE UPDATES. ONE OF THE THINGS I DID NOT SEE A REASON I SEE ANY UPDATES ON OUR HIGH SCHOOLS. AS YOU KNOW, WE DON'T HAVE ONE SPECIFIC DEDICATED HIGH SCHOOL.

THE CITY OF TAMPA. WE DO APPRECIATE THAT.

WE HAVE MILLENNIUM CLOSURE ACADEMY NOW VERY MUCH.

YES. BUT WHAT ABOUT BOYD ANDERSON AND J.P.

TARABELLA AND PIPER, WHERE OUR KIDS GO TO? HOW ARE THOSE RENOVATIONS GOING? SO I CAN I CAN PROVIDE YOU.

YEAH. YOU RUN YOUR TOES TO.

UH UH.

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YOU JUST GO ON.

GET THOSE IN AND THE SPECIFIC ONES YOU ASKED ABOUT.

YOU HAVE THOSE SPECIFIC SKILLS IN HERE, ANGEL.

WELL, VERY. I'M SORRY, MR. DANNY JARDINE HERE IS SOUTH WITH HARRY, THE PROGRAM MANAGER FOR THE DISTRICT, SO WE CAN SPEAK TO ANY SPECIFIC SCHOOLS THAT YOU HAVE.

SO YOU MENTIONED WHICH ONES.

AGAIN, YOU MENTIONED PIPER AND.

RIGHT. INTERESTING. AND THEY HAVE BOTH.

LUCKILY, WE WERE ABLE TO BED PIPER RIGHT BEFORE THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS.

AND IT'S BEEN AWARDED WHERE IN THE PROCESS OF THEIR IN THE A.P.

AND WE SHOULD SEE CONSTRUCTION BEGINNING OUT THERE PROBABLY WITHIN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS. BOYD ANDERSON IS IN THE VERY FINAL THROES OF DESIGN.

WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH.

I THINK WE'RE IN THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT RIGHT NOW THAT WE SHOULD BE GETTING CLEARED FROM THEM REAL REALLY SOON.

AND WE'LL BE ABLE TO PUT THAT ONE ON THE STREET FOR ADVERTISMENT BATHING AND THEN STARTING CONSTRUCTION SOMETIME THIS SUMMER.

AND THE LESSONS. J.P.

TARABELLA WE ARE ALMOST COMPLETED WITH GETTING OUR ELA FROM THE BUILDING ON THE LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION MEANS WE CAN GO OUT TO BID AND START THE PROJECT.

SO BOYD, ANDERSON AND TARABELLA ARE ALMOST FINISHED WITH THE DESIGN AND WE SHOULD BE GOING IN CONSTRUCTION SOON.

THAT'S FOR VARIOUS ASPECTS FOR THE BUILDING.

YES, MA'AM. IT HAS THE COMPLETE SCOPE OF THE GOP RENOVATIONS.

I APPRECIATE THAT. I KNOW MY COLLEAGUES HAVE SOME QUESTIONS.

I JUST WANT TO. BRING ABOUT SOMETHING BECAUSE WE'VE HAD THE PLEASURE IN OUR CITY, OUR COMMISSION'S BEEN VERY ACTIVE.

WE'VE ALWAYS BEEN CONCERNED WITH SCHOOLS AND WE'VE DEVELOPED A GREAT RELATIONSHIP OVER THE YEARS, WHICH WE APPRECIATE WITH YOU.

OUR PRINCIPALS AND OUR ADMINISTRATORS.

AND OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS NOW, WE'VE DEVELOPED WHAT'S CALLED AN EDUCATION STAKEHOLDERS GROUP. AND SO AT THIS TIME, I THINK WITH WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND THE NEEDS OF BEING ABLE TO CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR LEGISLATIVE DOLLARS AND THINGS THAT OUR STUDENTS NEED, BECAUSE IF WE DON'T CONTROL THE SCHOOLS, YOU DO.

BUT WE HEAR A LOT OF IT FOR YOU.

SO WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.

I THINK THAT WOULD BE AN APPROPRIATE TIME TO TAKE OUR EDUCATION STAKEHOLDERS GROUP AND FORMALIZE AN EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

AND SO I WOULD LIKE CONSENT FROM OUR STAFF, OUR COMMISSION HERE TO ASK OUR CITY STAFF TO PREPARE AND PROCESS THEIR PROCESS TO FORMALIZE OUR EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND PLACE ON FUTURE AGENDA FOR A WORKSHOP FOR US, DISCUSS AT A LATER DATE DERIVE CONSENSUS FROM THIS COMMISSION. THIS PROBLEM, OXYGEN.

IF OUR STAFF CAN GET IT AVAILABLE ON THAT TIME, THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

WE HAVE CONSENSUS ON THE ONE TEXT WORKSHOP AGENDA, RIGHT? YES. YES. LOOK, BEFORE OUR NEXT WORKSHOP AGENDA FOR A WE CAN DISCUSS IT MORE DETAIL.

CERTAINLY. WELCOME THAT. THANK YOU.

EXCELLENT. EXCELLENT. WE APPRECIATE THAT, TOO.

AND AT THIS TIME, I WILL GO TO COMMISSIONER GOCHA.

GOOD MORNING. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING HERE.

YOU KNOW, I CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND THERE ARE THINGS THAT GO ON AT OUR SCHOOL LOCATIONS THAT ARE BEHIND THE SCENES THAT NOBODY REALLY SEES.

BUT THERE IS RENOVATION AND UPDATING.

CAN WE SPECIFICALLY TALK ABOUT TELARC ELEMENTARY? WE HAVE LOOKED AT RECENTLY THROUGH OUR HISTORICAL SOCIETY SOME OF THE INITIAL PHOTOS OF TAMARACK ELEMENTARY AND IT VIRTUALLY LOOKS EXACTLY THE SAME.

NOW I SEE FROM THE PICTURES THERE SOME WIRING AND ELECTRICAL GOING ON BEHIND THE SCENES.

BUT DO WE HAVE ANYTHING ON THE BOOKS AS FAR AS UPDATING THE SCHOOLS, OUTWARD APPEARANCE, CLASSROOMS, INTERIORS? WE'VE RENOVATED THE MEDIA CENTER LAST SUMMER.

WE'RE IMPROVING THE HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING AND BELIEVE WE'RE ADDRESSING THE MOST CRITICAL OF THE ROOFING NEEDS SO THAT WE MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE A NICE, SECURE, HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR STUDENTS.

SO, YEAH. SO IT IS A MEDIA CENTER.

I KNOW WE'VE MADE SOME SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENTS IN TERMS OF OUR TECHNOLOGY MUSIC PROGRAMS. YOU KNOW, THE CHALLENGE WITH THIS WORK AND IT'S NEVER BEEN.

THERE ARE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF WORK THAT WE COULD DO.

WE HAD AS PART OF THIS PROGRAM FOCUSING ON LIKE THE CORE INFRASTRUCTURE, HE SAYS, TO THE EXTENT THAT THERE'S SOME ADDITIONAL EXTERNAL PIECES THAT CAN BE DONE AND WE'LL TRY TO DO THAT. BUT THAT'S NOT PART OF THE RIGHT THE SCOPE TO CHANGE THE LOOK NECESSARILY OF THE EXTERNAL PIECES IN A SIGNIFICANT WAY.

I THINK THAT'S MAYBE WHAT YOU'RE THAT YOU'RE ASKING.

MAYBE I'M NOT CORRECT.

NO, I AM.

I THINK THAT THE VISUAL IS VERY DATED AND THE TREE TRIMMING WOULD HELP.

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WE HAVE TREES THAT ARE HANGING OVER THE BUILDING.

ARE YOU GOING TO TAKE CARE THAT TREE TRIMMING? I WORK RIGHT.

AS I SAY, I. I THINK VISUAL SOMETIMES SAYS IT ALL.

AND WHAT'S YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION? AS YOU DRIVE UP TO THE SCHOOL AND YOUR SCHOOL DOES SERVE OUR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS.

WE HAVE NEW ELEMENTARY STUDENTS MOVING INTO WOULD NIGHT, WHICH IS VIRTUALLY IN THE BACKYARD THERE. SO IF YOU COULD POSSIBLY LOOK INTO THAT AND APPRECIATE THAT I UNDERSTAND ALL THE INTERIOR THINGS YOU'VE DONE, AND THAT'S WONDERFUL AND THAT'S GREAT.

BUT I THINK WE NEED TO STEP OUT OF THAT A LITTLE BIT.

CAN YOU POSSIBLY TALK ABOUT THE ARTICLE? I'LL READ IN THE PAPER ABOUT SCHOOL CLOSURES.

OH, YEAH.

SO, YEAH, IT'S A IT'S A CHALLENGE, WE'RE GETTING ACCURACY IN SOMEBODY'S STORIES.

NUMBER ONE, I'LL BE VERY CLEAR.

OUR SCHOOLS DOES NOT INTEND OR EVEN HAD ANY CONVERSATIONS ABOUT CLOSING ANY SCHOOL IN THIS YEAR OR THE NEXT YEAR.

WELL, WE HAD SIMILAR TO WHAT THE COMMISSION IS HAVING HERE TODAY IS A SCHOOL BOARD WORKSHOP, WHICH WE DO EVERY YEAR.

WE HAVE A POLICY THAT BASICALLY REQUIRES US TO COME IN FRONT OF THE BOARD EVERY YEAR.

LOOK AT ENROLLMENT, DEMOGRAPHICS AND WHAT'S GOING ON IN OUR SCHOOLS.

AND THEN TO CONTINUE TO HAVE CONVERSATIONS WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY WITH COMMISSIONS, ELECTED OFFICIALS, COMMUNITY LEADERS ON SCHOOLS AND THINGS WE CAN DO TO IMPROVE THE SCHOOLS SIMILAR TO WHAT WE DID HERE WITH THE WITH MILLENNIUM, WHICH WERE.

AND SO THAT'S HOW WE'VE ALWAYS OPERATED.

THE DISTRICT HAS NO LIST OF SCHOOLS THAT WE ARE PROPOSING TO CLOSE.

THAT'S NOT HOW WE WERE.

INDEED, BUSINESSES IN BROWARD COUNTY, SCHOOLS THAT WE HAVE REPURPOSED IN THE PAST HAVE BEEN THE RESULT OF EXTENSIVE YEAR LONG YEARS, LONG CONVERSATIONS WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY ABOUT OPTIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES THEY WANT TO PURSUE.

SO THAT THAT'S WHERE THAT'S WHERE WE ARE.

AND THOSE ARE THE FACTS BEHIND ANY CONVERSATION ABOUT SCHOOL CLOSURE.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR ASKING.

THANK YOU. NICE MAN.

COMMISSIONER, GOVERNORS WAS RINGING NEXT, BUT I'LL JUST GO.

NO, THAT'S NOT MY GUY.

I SAW HIM. I JUST GO BACK A LITTLE BIT.

MR. RUNCIE, THE MAYOR TALKS ABOUT PIPER AND BOYD ANDERSON AND J.P.

TURNER, AND AN UPDATE WAS GIVEN ON THOSE SCHOOLS.

BUT SINCE OUR TIME, RESIDENTS ALSO REPORT TO ELY.

I WANTED TO HEAR AN UPDATE ON THAT SCHOOL AS WELL, SIMILAR TO THE ONE YOU GAVE FOR THE OTHER THREE SCHOOLS. SURE, I DO.

AND I KNOW THAT IDEALLY WE'VE DONE A NUMBER OF PROJECTS.

WE'VE COMPLETED STATE OF THE ART MEDIA CENTER.

I KNOW WE PUT HUNDREDS OF COMPONENTS FOR TECHNOLOGY THERE AS WELL AS MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.

WE JUST COMPLETED THE OUTDOOR DINING AND BALLOON.

SO WE'RE ACTUALLY GOING TO HAVE A KIND OF RIBBON CUTTING GROUND BREAKING THERE.

THE LAST PIECES WE DID, THE ATHLETIC WEIGHT ROOMS THERE, AND NOW YOU SEE A STEADY OUTFIT.

AND I KNOW I DID THE RIBBON CUTTING FOR THAT MAYBE ABOUT A YEAR AGO.

THE REMAINING COMPONENTS ON AT SCHOOL, PRIMARILY THE ROOFING WORK AND SOME ATV.

THE CHALLENGE WE'VE HAD AT EYERLY IS THAT THE PERMITTING PROCESS FOR THE ROOFING WORK HAS TAKEN A LONG, LONG TIME.

IT'S BEEN ALMOST A YEAR OR SO AND WE'RE TRYING TO REALLY GET A HANDLE ON MOVING THAT ALONG. THAT'S THE LAST PIECE OF WORK.

BUT I THINK IF YOU ACTUALLY WILL GO TO ELY AND VISIT, YOU WILL SEE SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE OF SOME, I THINK REALLY GREAT WORK THAT'S BEEN DONE AT THAT SCHOOL TODAY.

OK. OK.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. I KNOW, DEFER TO A COMMISSION TOGETHER.

YOU MENTIONED THAT THERE WILL BE A RIBBON CUTTING, CUTTING CEREMONY FOR TWO.

OH, YES. YEAH.

SO WHEN WE COMPLETE SOME OF THESE ZOM PROJECTS, WE DO.

WE DO THOSE. WE CERTAINLY INVITE OUR MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION.

ABSOLUTELY. IF THAT IS NEW, THAT.

YES. THINK OF ALL OF THE ITEMS, ALL THE SCHOOLS THAT OUR CHILDREN, OUR STUDENTS GO TO.

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YES. WE WOULD LIKE TO BE KEPT APPRISED OF THAT PLACE.

ALL RIGHT. SO JUST TAKE A MOMENT TO THINK IT'S OKAY.

AND AT ANY FOODS ARE JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT WOULD INCLUDE DON B-A, ELY AND J.P.

TARABELLA AND PIPER.

AS FAR AS THE HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE.

EXPECTING AN ORANGE.

MR. GAGNON SUPERINTENDENT RUNCIE SAID WE SPENT ABOUT SEVENTY SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS PER YEAR ON OUR STUDENTS. THAT'S WHAT THE STATE ALLOCATION IS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA.

WHAT THEY DO, THEY BASICALLY COLLECT ALL THE MONEY, IF YOU WILL, AND ONE DAY PAT A DISPERSE IT OUT TO DISTRICTS ON A PRO STUDENT BASIS AND IT'S BROKEN DOWN INTO CATEGORICAL PIECES. THEN THERE'S A NOW CALL A BASE STUDENT ALLOCATION.

BUT IF YOU ADD EVERYTHING UP, IT'S ABOUT SEVENTY SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS.

THERE'S SOME SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT.

TWENTY THREE THOUSAND.

YES. SOME SCHOOLS IN OTHER PLACES AROUND THE COUNTRY.

FLORIDA RANKS NEAR THE BOTTOM IN HER PER STUDENT FUNDING.

AND SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WAS DONE THIS YEAR AND WE CERTAINLY WELCOME ANY INCREASE TO TEACHER PAY IN THE DISTRICT AND ACROSS THE STATE.

BUT THERE'S A PROPOSAL ON THE TABLE THAT WOULD INCREASE TEACHER PAY TO MAKE SURE THAT TEACHER PAYS NO LOWER THAN FORTY SEVEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED.

AND SO THAT WILL MOVE US FROM NEAR BOTTOM TO NEAR THE TOP AS FAR AS TEACHER PAY.

BUT THE FALLACY IN THAT ARGUMENT IS THAT IT DOESN'T SIGNIFICANTLY MOVE OUR PER PUPIL FUNDING. I MEAN, IT'S A NICE SOUNDBITE TO SAY, HEY, WE'RE NEAR THE TOP AND WE PAY STARTING TEACHERS.

BUT OVERALL, WHAT ARE WE INVESTING IN EDUCATION AND HOW IS THAT REALLY CHANGE? IT'S SO IT'S GOING TO BE ANOTHER YEAR OF MODEST INCREASE IN PER STUDENT FUNDING, I BELIEVE. WHAT'S THE.

WHAT IN REALITY WAS I DOING THEM? WHAT SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEING.

DIGHTON MY RECOMMENDATION WOULD BE FOR.

THIS STATE TO PUT IN A STRATEGY THAT OVER FIVE YEARS, LET'S SAY WE AT LEAST GET TO THE NATIONAL AVERAGE, I MEAN, THAT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN OVERNIGHT.

RIGHT. BUT IF IT'S PLANNED OUT AND DONE INTENTIONALLY, WE COULD CERTAINLY GET THERE.

THE REVENUES CERTAINLY COMING INTO STATE COFFERS TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT AND THAT THAT DEBT SHOULD COVER EVERY SCHOOL, WHETHER IT'S DISTRICT MANAGED SCHOOLS OR CHARTER MANAGED SCHOOLS TO ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

THEY SHOULD RECEIVE ADEQUATE FUNDING, I BELIEVE.

SO THAT THAT'S WHAT WOULD BE MY RECOMMENDATION.

AND WHAT'S THE NATIONAL AVERAGE? THE NATIONAL AVERAGE IS OVER 13000.

HOW MANY NEW SCHOOLS ARE WE BUILDING IN BROWARD COUNTY? OH, WE AREN'T BUILDING ANY NEW SCHOOLS IN BROWARD COUNTY.

WE ACTUALLY HAVE EXCESS CAPACITY IN BROWARD IN TERMS OF THE NUMBER OF SEATS.

AGAIN, WE'RE FOCUSING ON RENOVATIONS.

THERE ARE A HANDFUL OF SITUATIONS WHERE WE ARE DEMOLISHING SOME ANTIQUATED, DAMAGED FACILITIES TO BUILD NEW ONES.

AND THERE IS ALSO ABOUT THREE OR FOUR INSTANCES WHERE WHERE WE WERE PLACING LARGE WHAT I CALL MODULAR PORTABLE CLASSROOM FARM.

SO ONE OF THE PICTURES YOU SAW THERE WAS CYPRESS BAY BETWEEN CYPRESS BAY AND FALCON COVE.

THERE WERE APPROXIMATELY 100 PORTABLE CLASSROOMS THAT HAD BEEN USED FOR MANY YEARS, WHICH GET THEY CAN BE COSTLY TO MAINTAIN.

AND OF COURSE, THEY THEY THEY OBVIOUSLY DON'T HAVE THE BENEFITS OF A MORE ROBUST EDUCATION FACILITY. SO A DECISION WAS MADE AS PART OF THEIR BOND PROGRAM AT THIS TIME BEFORE IT WAS EVER PASSED THAT WE WOULD REPLACE THOSE 100 PORTABLE CLASSROOMS WITHIN THE FACILITY. SO THERE'S ONE GOING THERE.

FELTON, COLE, FLANIGAN, I BELIEVE MARKHAM, WE'RE DOING ONE.

AND NOW IS NORTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL.

STRANAHAN AND MACARTHUR HIGH SCHOOL ARE THE ONLY PLACES I KNOW WE'RE ACTUALLY BUILDING A NEW FACILITY ON THE CAMPUS, NOT THE WHOLE CAMPUS, BUT A FACILITY.

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AND GO BACK TO THAT $70000.

HOW DOES THAT COMPARE TO SOME OF THE PRIVATE SCHOOLS, HIGH CLASS AMERICAN HERITAGE? AS FAR AS I KNOW, MOST OF THE PRIVATE SCHOOLS WERE AROUND TWENTY THOUSAND.

COULDN'T BE MORE. RIGHT.

BUT LET'S PUT IT THIS WAY.

IT'S AT LEAST DOUBLE WHAT WE'RE RECEIVING IN BROWARD COUNTY RIGHT NOW.

WHAT'S THE PLANS FOR A CHALLENGER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL? YOU WANT TO. WE'RE RENOVATING THE MUSIC ROOM, ROOFING SAY. FIRE ALARM IMPROVEMENTS AND THEN ART AND MUSIC.

AND CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THE REST OF THE CHALLENGER? AND I HAD SOME COUNTIES WITH THE PRINCIPAL.

HE TALKED ABOUT THE HOMELESS PROBLEM WITH STUDENTS THROUGHOUT MADISON TEMPLE.

THAT'S RIGHT. SO IN BROWARD COUNTY, THERE ARE PROXIMATELY FOUR THOUSAND STUDENTS THAT WE ARE AWARE OF THAT ARE HOMELESS.

BUT BASED ON DATA, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THIS DISTRICT AND ARE FREE AND REDUCED MEAL RATE, WHICH IS AROUND 65 PERCENT, THAT NUMBER STATISTICALLY IS PROBABLY CLOSER TO 6000 OR 7000.

BUT THERE'S 4000 THAT WE HAVE CLASSIFIED BASED ON THE DATA THAT WE HAVE.

WE ACTUALLY HAVE A DEPARTMENT CALLED HEART HOMELESS EDUCATION ASSISTANT RESOURCE TEAM, AND THEY WORK WITH THE STUDENTS AND FAMILIES TO PROVIDE RESOURCES AND SUPPORT.

SO, FOR EXAMPLE, ACCESS TO PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES, WE WORK WITH THOSE FAMILIES SO THAT THEY WON'T BE CHARGED, FOR EXAMPLE, TO PARTICIPATE IN THINGS BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT A CHILD'S CIRCUMSTANCES TO BE A BARRIER TO THEIR ACCESS TO OPPORTUNITIES IN THE DISTRICT.

SO WE DO WHAT WE CAN WITHIN THE DISTRICT.

BUT IT REQUIRES, OBVIOUSLY, WORKING WITH A NETWORK OF OTHER AGENCIES TO MAKE SURE THAT FAMILIES ARE ADEQUATELY SERVED AND SUPPORTED.

WE HAVE A NUMBER OF PROGRAMS THAT WE DO TO TRY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ADDRESS FOOD INSECURITY CHALLENGES.

SO THERE'S, YOU KNOW, WE CAN BACKUP PROGRAMS. WE JUST DID A ANNOUNCEMENT LAST WEEK WITH THE FEEDING SOUTH FLORIDA AND FOOD DEPOSITORIES TO BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY AND TAKE FOOD THAT STUDENTS MAY TYPICALLY THROW AWAY IN OUR CAFETERIAS AND BE ABLE TO RECOVER THOSE AND PROVIDE THOSE TO FAMILIES AS WELL.

SO THERE'S THERE'S A QUITE A BIT GOING ON, BUT IT'S IT'S PROBABLY A LARGER POPULATION AND PEOPLE PROBABLY RECOGNIZE THE SAME THING WE CAN DO AND UNDERSTAND MY CONVERSATIONS THAT, YOU KNOW, SHE'S GOT SOME STUDENTS THAT LIVE IN IN CARS OR IN HOTELS IN TERMS OF MAKING ARRANGEMENTS WITH OUR LOCAL HOTELS.

THINK WE CAN DO TO SUPPORT THOSE STUDENTS.

SURE. I YOU KNOW, IF THERE'S SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO BE A POINT PERSON, I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S YOU, COMMISSIONER, WHOEVER THE MAYOR OF ANYONE DESIGNATES.

WE CAN CERTAINLY CONNECT THEM WITH OUR HEART DEPARTMENT.

I MENTIONED TO YOU HOMELESS EDUCATION ASSISTANCE DEPARTMENT.

AND SO WE'LL HAVE THAT STAFF WORK WITH YOU COLLABORATIVELY.

AND THEN AT THAT DEPARTMENT, ACTUALLY, WE'LL ALSO WORK WITH OUR SOCIAL WORKERS THAT WE HAVE OUT IN EVERY SCHOOL TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE COORDINATING AND PROVIDING RESOURCES TO THEM. SO THERE ARE STUDENTS AND FAMILY IN TAMARACK.

WE CERTAINLY SHOULD BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THEM TO OUR SOCIAL WORKERS AND STAFF IN SCHOOLS BEFORE THEM IN THE HEART THAT WE CONNECT THEM WITH THE RESOURCES THAT THEY NEED.

SO MR. GOMEZ CERTAINLY BE ABLE TO TAKE THE INFORMATION AND CONNECT WITH WHOEVER YOU DEEM APPROPRIATE. EVERYBODY, THIS SEEMS TO BE BEST TO RAISE CARE IN OUR SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IN OUR STATES.

RAY SAID THAT IT'S A GREAT IDEA.

CAN ALSO WORK WITH OUR EDUCATION STAKEHOLDER FOR THAT COORDINATION AS WELL.

AND IT'S A ROSE.

WHAT'S THE LESSON? YOUR HYPHEN PERSON? AND WE'LL GET YOU THE FULL CONTACT INFORMATION FROM THAT.

AND THEN FOR TECHNOLOGY SAID YOU WERE 2 TO 1 IN SOME SCHOOLS AND WONDERWOMAN OTHERS.

HOW THE HELL DO THOSE NUMBERS LOOK IN, TAMARA?

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WELL, I'M I'M SURE THE NUMBERS ARE AT A MINIMUM OF 1 TO 1.

OUR GOAL ACTUALLY WAS WHEN WE STARTED OUT THE PROGRAM FROM THE BEGINNING WAS TO GO FROM 6 TO 1 AT THREE POINT FIVE.

OK, WE'VE EXCEEDED THAT NUMBER, AS YOU CAN TELL.

AND WHAT WE DID WAS WE MADE SURE THAT WE DID THIS EQUITABLY ACROSS EVERY SCHOOL IN A COUNTY. SO THAT SO DEPENDING ON WHICH SCHOOL WAS ADDED, A CERTAIN POINT IN TIME, WE COULD HAVE TWO SCHOOLS WITH THE SAME STUDENT POPULATION.

ONE SCHOOL MAY GET 500 COMPUTERS AND OTHER ONE MAY GET TWO HUNDRED DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF COMPUTERS THEY HAD AND MS. AND THE AGE OF THOSE COMPUTERS.

BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, THEY WOULD ALL END UP AT THE SAME RATIO AND QUALITY MACHINES, AND THEN THEY WOULD GO UNDER THE SAME REPLACEMENT PROGRAM.

SO WHAT WE'RE FOCUSED ON NOW IS EVERY FOUR YEARS WE WOULD CYCLE THROUGH THE MACHINES AT OUR SCHOOLS. AND THEN THERE'S A LOT OF CONSTRUCTION GOING ON IN THE SCHOOL.

BUT AS A MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM, HOW HOW'S THE SCHOOL LOOKING IN TERMS OF THOSE GOALS AND MAKING SURE THAT YOU'RE REACHING YOUR MINIMUM, WHICH IS PATIENT GOALS? YES. I IS AS AN OVERALL PERCENTAGE ON THE PROJECTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

WE HAVE A LAST TIME I IT WAS JUST OVER A 30 PERCENT COMMITMENT TO OUR BMB COMMUNITY.

WE'VE RECENTLY CHANGED EIGHT PROJECTS FROM A HARD BID TO A SMART RISK TO FURTHER ENHANCE AND GIVE THOSE SMALLER SMB BMB FIRMS AN OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE AT THAT RFQ AS I DON'T JUST. THEY'VE ACTUALLY STARTED THE INTERVIEWING PROCESS FOR DEFINING THOSE CONTRACTORS.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MAJOR FISHERMAN.

GOOD MORNING, SUPERINTENDENT.

THANK YOU. GOOD MORNING.

I WANT TO GO BACK TO THE 3 BILLION IN DEFERRED MAINTENANCE.

WHEN WAS THAT? BUT WHEN WOULD THAT FIGURE DETERMINED? THAT WAS DETERMINED AROUND THE SUMMER OR LATE SPRING OF 2014.

OK. AND CAN YOU CAN YOU GIVE US A REASON WHY THOSE MAINTENANCE ISSUES WERE DEFERRED FOR SO LONG? AND IT'S A TWO PARTER.

AND WHAT THE SCHOOL BOARD OR WHAT THE SCHOOL BOARD HAS DONE TO ENSURE THAT WE DON'T RACK UP ANOTHER THREE BILLION IN DEFERRED MAINTENANCE ONCE THE SMART FUND MONEY HAS BEEN SPENT? YES.

SO THANK YOU FOR THAT. SO I DON'T KNOW THE PARTICULARS OF NECESSARILY WHY THEY GOT THERE.

THIS NEW STATE OF THE DISTRICT WHEN I ARRIVED HERE IN 2011, I DO KNOW THAT THE DISTRICT HAD NOT SUCCESSFULLY SECURED A GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND WITHIN ALMOST 30 YEARS.

AND YOU CAN'T ACTUALLY DO THESE KIND OF MAJOR RENOVATIONS JUST BASED ON MILLEDGE ALONE.

SO THE BOTTOM LINE IS THE DISTRICT DIDN'T HAVE THE RESOURCES FINANCIALLY TO BE ABLE TO COVER THAT. SO I KNOW WHEN I CAME IN HERE, WE WOULD JUST BE SITTING AT WORKSHOPS TRYING TO ALLOCATE IN SOME YEARS REALLY ONLY ABOUT 60 MILLION DOLLARS AND WE COULDN'T ALLOCATED.

SO WE KEPT IT IN RESERVE AND WE WOULD JUST DEAL WITH EMERGENCIES AS THEY WOULD POP UP.

THE WHAT WE'RE OBVIOUSLY DOING NOW IS BEING ABLE TO MAKE A DENT IN ADDRESSING SOME OF THOSE LONG OVERDUE MAINTENANCE PIECES AND REALLY DEAL WITH THE MOST CRITICAL ITEMS. RIGHT. SO, YOU KNOW.

LIKE TO SAY WHY I DO A KITCHEN RENOVATION PROJECT.

YOU DON'T DO THAT IF YOUR ROOF IS LEAKING, RIGHT.

YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU FIX THOSE THINGS AND YOUR MECHANICAL SYSTEM BEFORE YOU WORK THROUGH SOME OF THE INTERIOR PIECES.

SO I KNOW IN OUR SCHOOLS WE'VE GOT TO DO RENOVATIONS ON BATHROOMS AND OTHER CLASSROOM SPACES IN THERE.

BUT THIS BOND PROGRAM IS FOCUSED ON THAT MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE COMPONENTS FIRST REGARDING LONG TERM MAINTENANCE SO THAT THE DISTRICT IS CURRENTLY REORGANIZED OUR PROPERTY PLANT AND OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT PPO, WHICH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR MAINTENANCE.

AND WE RECENTLY DID AN ASSESSMENT THROUGH AN EXTERNAL ORGANIZATION, CAME IN AND TOOK A LOOK AT THAT. WE'RE DOING OUR OWN INTERNAL REVIEWS TO PUT SOME DIFFERENT PROCESSES AND

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SYSTEMS IN PLACE TO BE ABLE TO BETTER MANAGE MAINTENANCE AS WE GO FORWARD.

SO THAT'S GOING ON SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH THE EXECUTION OF THE CAPITAL BOND WORK TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR PPO DEPARTMENT IS PROPERLY STRUCTURED AND RESOURCED.

AND I DIDN'T TELL YOU THAT PROBABLY STARTING AROUND THE IMPACT OF THE GREAT RECESSION, THE MAINTENANCE STAFF PROBABLY REDUCED ALMOST 50 PERCENT.

AND BECAUSE WHEN YOU'RE FACING HUGE FINANCIAL CUTS, THE LAST PLACE YOU WANT TO TOUCH IS THE CLASSROOM AND IMPACTING OUR STUDENTS.

AND I KNOW A YEAR BEFORE I CAME ABOUT, IT WAS IN 2010.

WE'D EVEN LAID OFF FOURTEEN HUNDRED TEACHERS, WHICH WE'VE RESTORED SINCE THEN.

BUT SO THERE WAS IMPACTS ALL OVER.

BUT THE BIGGEST HITS WERE IN OPERATING DEPARTMENTS, AND THAT WAS ONE OF THE AREAS THAT WAS WAS WAS CUT.

THANK YOU. YOU SPOKE ABOUT IT, WOULD YOU USE THE EXAMPLE, WHICH WAS PERFECT.

FIXING THE ROOF BEFORE YOU FIX THE KITCHEN? AND THAT IS THE SITUATION AT PIPER HIGH.

THEY HAVE A CULINARY PROGRAM THAT CAN'T COOK BECAUSE THEIR KITCHEN DOESN'T WORK BECAUSE THE ROOF WAS TIED UP IN BEING APPROVED OR REPLACEMENT.

WHERE? WHERE ARE WE ON THAT ISSUE? WE'VE WORKED VERY CLOSELY WITH THE SCHOOL AND P.T.A.

ON IDENTIFYING WHERE ARE THE WORST SECTIONS OF ROOF.

THAT WHOLE SCHOOL HAS SIGNIFICANT ISSUES, BUT WE'RE TRYING TO PINPOINT FROM A SCHOOL'S PERSPECTIVE. WHERE'S YOUR MOST IMMEDIATE CONCERN? WE'RE ALSO WORKING WITH THE SCHOOL AND WE'VE ALREADY IDENTIFIED THE NEED FOR WHICH STEM LABS COME FIRST.

SO WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN WE GET READY TO THE CULINARY LAB THAT I'VE GOT THE ROOF AND THE INFRASTRUCTURE DONE SO THAT I DON'T RUIN THE INVESTMENT THAT WE'RE MAKING IN THE CULINARY LAB. SO IT'S A IT'S A WORK IN PROGRESS.

I KNOW WHERE FOLKS HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH THE SCHOOL, IDENTIFYING WHAT'S THE TIMELINE AGAIN. I KNOW WE'VE HAD THIS CONVERSATION.

WE'VE HAD IT WITH THE SANITIZE.

ALSO ON A TIMELINE FOR THE WORK WE'VE SELECTED AND CONTRACTING OUT, YOU JUST GIVE ONE MORE DETAIL ON EMPLOYEES.

WE SHOULD BE ISSUING THE A.P.

VERY SOON. AND IT'S A I THINK IT'S A 800 DAY CONSTRUCTION.

SO IT WILL PROBABLY TAKE US THROUGH THE SUMMER OF 2022 BEFORE WE CAN FINISH UP THERE.

THAT'S WHERE REROOFING TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY THOUSAND SQUARE FEET, WHICH, YOU KNOW, IT'S SIX, EIGHT FLOORS OF ROOF THAT WE HAVE TO REROUTE FROM A BUILDING.

AND YOU'RE DOING THAT WHILE SCHOOL'S OUT.

AND WHILE HE IS HAVING TO MAKE HIS HAIR UNDERNEATH, THAT'S DOING TEACHING AND LEARNING.

YES, MA'AM. AND THAT'S THE CHORUS ROOM PART OF THAT RENOVATION AS WELL.

BECAUSE WHEN I WALKED IN THERE, I WAS.

APPALLED AT THE SMELL OF MOLD AND MILDEW IN THAT ROOM.

I DON'T KNOW SPECIFICALLY I DID FIND OUT.

I CAN GET BACK TO YOU.

I WOULD APPRECIATE THAT.

I KNOW TAMARACK ELEMENTARY IS A CONCERN FOR ALL OF US.

AND IT'S GREAT THAT THEY FINALLY HAVE A NEW AGE FAX SYSTEM BECAUSE, BOY, DID THEY NEED IT. OUR NEW PRINCIPAL WALKED INTO 90 DEGREE TEMPERATURES IN HIS IN HIS OFFICE.

SO I KNOW THAT THEY'RE VERY APPRECIATIVE OF THAT.

ONE OF THE ONGOING ISSUES AT THAT SCHOOL, BECAUSE IT WAS NOT BUILT WITH A PLAYGROUND.

THE CHILDREN PLAY IN GRASSY AREAS OR.

WHAT SHOULD BE GRASSY AREAS? BUT THERE IS NO GRASS GROWING THERE BECAUSE THERE IS A DRAINAGE ISSUE.

THE DRAINAGE THAT IS IN THAT AREA IS PROBABLY.

TWELVE INCHES ABOVE THE GROUND.

AND I'M NO ENGINEER, BUT I DON'T THINK TRAINS WORK THAT WAY.

AND WE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATIVE IF YOU COULD LOOK AT THAT ISSUE BECAUSE IT'S A SAFETY AND HEALTH ISSUE.

WHEN THE CHILDREN CAN'T GET OUTSIDE AND IF THEY DO GET OUTSIDE, THEY'RE PLAYING IN MUD.

TEACHER PAY. LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT FOR A MINUTE.

THE SUPERINTENDENT BROUGHT UP THE BILL THAT IS CURRENTLY MOVING THROUGH THE LEGISLATURE THAT WOULD INCREASE STARTING SAJA PAYS AN ADDRESS TO ASSESS, NOT ADDRESS ANY OF THE STEP

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PACE AFTER A TEACHER STOPPED.

I DON'T SEE HOW YOU COULD REALISTICALLY HAVING A STARTING TEACHER BE MAKING MORE THAN A TEACHER THAT'S BEEN THERE FIVE, 10 YEARS.

I KNOW THAT IS CAUSING A LOT OF ANGST WITH THE TEACHERS IN OUR CLASSROOMS. HAS THE SCHOOL BOARD TAKEN A POSITION ON THAT ISSUE? YES, WE HAVE FROM THE VERY ONSET THAT, YOU KNOW, THIS IS GOING TO CAUSE SOME SALARY COMPRESSION ISSUES IN DISTRICTS AND THAT THERE SHOULD BE CONSIDERATION FOR FUNDING TO ADDRESS TEACHER COMPENSATION ACROSS THE BOARD.

YOU KNOW, ONE OF THINGS THAT, AGAIN, WE HAD TO DO LAST YEAR, 2018, WAS TO GO OUT FOR A REFERENDUM TO BE ABLE TO JUST PROVIDE TEACHERS WITH A RAISE, BECAUSE WE WE WE DIDN'T GET ANY ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM THE STATE THE PRIOR YEAR.

THEY GAVE US 47 CENTS PER STUDENT INCREASE, WHICH WAS NOTHING.

SO THAT REFERENDUM.

SEVENTY TWO PERCENT OF THOSE DOLLARS HAS BEEN ALLOCATED.

AND TEACHERS THIS IN THIS CURRENT YEAR THAT WE'RE IN THAT RECEIVED APPROXIMATELY SEVEN PERCENT INCREASE.

THEY WERE NEGOTIATING NOW WITH OUR UNION TO PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL INCREASE ON TOP OF THAT 7 PERCENT THAT'S BEEN ALLOCATED THIS YEAR.

AND WHERE ARE YOU AT ON THOSE NEGOTIATIONS? WE SHOULD HAVE THAT FINALIZED BY THE EARLY MARCH.

ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. UNDERSTOOD.

YEAH. WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE BASE ALLOCATION FOR STUDENTS, YES, WHERE DOES THAT SEVENTY SIX HUNDRED PER STUDENT STACK UP IN PREVIOUS YEARS, SPECIFICALLY WHEN WE WERE LOOKING AT WHEN THE RECESSION HIT? IF I'M CORRECT IN MY CALCULATIONS, WE'RE FAIRLY AT WHAT WE WERE AT PRIOR TO THE RECESSION. THAT IS CORRECT.

IF YOU DO FINANCIAL ANALYSIS, ONE COULD PROBABLY REALLY DETERMINE THAT THERE REALLY HASN'T BEEN ANY INCREASE IN EDUCATION FUNDING IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA.

IN FACT, I SAW AN ANALYSIS THE OTHER DAY.

I MEAN, JUST COMPONENTS OF IT.

FOR EXAMPLE, THE DOLLARS THAT ARE ALLOCATED FOR SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS IN THE STATE HASN'T INCREASED IN 30 YEARS.

AS AN EXAMPLE. ALL RIGHT, I HAVE A COUPLE MORE QUESTIONS.

I DON'T NORMALLY GET AN OPPORTUNITY LIKE THIS, SO I'M TAKING ADVANTAGE.

I ALSO WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE ARTICLE AND THE.

THE ISSUE OF SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND THE RESPONSE THAT THE DISTRICT SENT OUT THE SCHOOL BOARD POLICY, FIVE THOUSAND WAS REFERENCED.

THAT'S RIGHT. AND I'VE LOOKED OVER THAT AND WANT TO ALSO LOOK AT THE.

THE ARTICLE SAYS THAT I'M SORRY.

THE LETTER SAYS THAT THERE'S THE POLICY ALSO REQUIRES CONSIDERING FACTORS SUCH AS AN OVERALL FINANCIAL IMPACT, CONDITIONS OF THE BUILDING AND ANY POTENTIAL NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE OF OUR STUDENTS.

WHAT I'D LIKE. THE DISTRICT ALSO TO CONSIDER.

BECAUSE WHILE I UNDERSTAND THERE ARE NO CLOSINGS PLANNED FOR THIS YEAR OR IN THE NEXT YEAR, OBVIOUSLY IT'S AN ONGOING CONVERSATION.

AND WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING AT A FIVE YEAR WINDOW AND WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON IN THAT SCHOOL FOR THE PREVIOUS FIVE YEARS.

SOME OF THE THINGS THAT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT ALSO NEEDS TO CONSIDER AS.

THE IMPACT TO THE SCHOOLS SURROUNDING THAT SCHOOL YEAR CLOSING SO THAT IF TAMARACK ELEMENTARY WAS ON THE LIST, IF TAMARACK ELEMENTARY CLOSED, WHAT WOULD BE THE IMPACT TO BOTH CHALLENGER? MILLENNIUM DISCOVERY AND ANY OTHER SCHOOLS THAT MIGHT BE IMPACTED BY THAT.

SO THAT SO THAT'S ABSOLUTELY CORRECT.

SO IT IS VERY MYOPIC AND INCORRECT VIEW TO THINK THAT WE WOULD JUST LOOK AT ONE FACTOR INVOLVEMENT IN THIS AND ENROLLMENT IS ONE COMPONENT BY WHICH WE MAY BEGIN TO LOOK AND SEE WHAT KIND OF TRENDS ARE GOING ON IN THE SCHOOL, HAD SOME CONVERSATIONS WITH THEM OR JUST HERE. AN EXAMPLE I KNOW LAZY MIDDLE.

A FEW YEARS AGO, WE SAW SOME DECLINING ENROLLMENT THERE.

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SO WE TRIED TO BE PROACTIVE, START HAVING CONVERSATIONS TO SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING.

AND WE MADE SOME CHANGES THERE.

WE MADE SOME INVESTMENTS AND SOME ADDITIONAL PROGRAMING, INCLUDING STANN.

WE PUT A CAMBRIDGE PROGRAM IN THERE THAT ALIGNS WITH THE HIGH SCHOOL THAT'S NEXT DOOR, EVERGLADES HIGH SCHOOL, AND WE CHANGED HER LEADERSHIP OF THE SCHOOL.

SO LAST YEAR THEY WERE EITHER THE TOP OR ONE OF THE TOP PERFORMING MIDDLE SCHOOLS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA.

THE IMPROVE THEIR PERFORMANCE.

AND NOW WE'RE ACTUALLY TURNING STUDENTS AND FAMILIES AWAY BASED ON REASSIGNMENTS AND APPLICATIONS TO GO TO A SCHOOL.

AND THIS IS A SCHOOL THAT WAS SUPPOSEDLY THERE WAS A CONCERN ABOUT ENROLLMENT AND HOLE CLOSURE. BUT THAT'S NOT NECESSARILY THE APPROACH THAT WE TAKE.

WE TRY TO WORK WITH THE COMMUNITY, EVERYONE, TO SEE WHAT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE.

COCONUT CREEK HIGH SCHOOL IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE WHERE THE CAPACITY IS PROBABLY LOWER THAN WHAT WE WOULD LIKE.

AND IT WAS THE FACILITIES THAT WE BUILT FOR.

AND SO WE HAD A NUMBER OF CONVERSATIONS AND INVESTED, YOU KNOW, ALMOST A MILLION DOLLARS IN A VARIETY OF PROGRAMS AT THE SCHOOL AND CREATED A UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP WITH COCONUT CREEK IN ATLANTA TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL, WHERE STUDENTS AT THAT SCHOOL NOW GRADUATE WITH A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION THROUGH TO DO INVOLVING OPPORTUNITIES THAT THEY WILL TAKE IN JANUARY SENIOR AT ALANDA TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL.

THOSE ARE A COUPLE EXAMPLES.

I GIVE YOU A THIRD, WHICH WE DID YEARS AGO AT THE LANARK AT ARTHUR ASHE MIDDLE SCHOOL.

THAT FACILITY WAS REALLY ABOUT A THIRD YEAR OPERATING ABOUT A THIRD OF CAPACITY ACADEMIC CHALLENGES. WE LOOKED AT PERFORMANCE.

IT WAS ONE SCHOOL DECIDED MAKE SOME CHANGES THERE.

WE REPURPOSED PURPOSE AND FACILITY AS WE MOVE THOSE STUDENTS INTO WHAT WE CALL BETTER PERFORMING SITUATIONS.

AT DILLARD HIGH SCHOOL, SUNRISE MIDDLE SCHOOL, WILLIAM DANDI MIDDLE SCHOOL, AND WE REPURPOSED THE ARTHUR ASHE FACILITY AS A MOTHER TECHNICAL CENTER OPERATED BY ATLANTA TECHNICAL COLLEGE THAT PROVIDES CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS FOR RESIDENTS IN THE COMMUNITY.

AND THOSE PROGRAMS ARE AT CAPACITY NOW.

IN FACT, THEY'RE ASKING FOR MORE SPACE SOMEHOW, BUT THAT WAS THROUGH A YEAR LONG CONVERSATION WITH THE COMMUNITY OF WHAT WE COULD DO WITH THAT SCHOOL.

FIRST PRIORITY WAS WHAT'S BEST FOR THE STUDENTS.

AND THEN SECONDLY, WHAT'S THE BEST USE OF THIS FACILITY IN TERMS OF THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY? YOU KNOW, IN SOME CASES, IT'S ACTUALLY TRANSFORMING THAT STRUCTURE, THAT SCHOOL. WHAT WE DO THAT WITH MILLENNIUM, WE'VE DONE THAT WITH SOME PARK ELEMENTARY, WHICH WE CONVERTED FROM A KID TO FOLLOW THROUGH THE K THROUGH THREE IN HALLANDALE.

WE REPURPOSED ONE SCHOOL TO A CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN THIS COUNTY FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS. SO IT'S A VARIETY OF THINGS.

IT'S NOT THIS CLOSURE WHICH BRINGS ABOUT FEAR AND ANXIETY IN THE COMMUNITY.

THAT'S NOT HOW THIS CONVERSATION SHOULD SHOULD BE HAD.

AND I APPRECIATE THAT, BECAUSE THAT'S NOT HOW WE WANT THIS CONVERSATION TO BE HAD EITHER.

THE FINAL THING THAT I HAVE IS IT IS MY HOPE THAT WHEN LOOKING AT UNDER-ENROLLED SCHOOLS THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD ALSO LOOKS AT THE RESIDENTIAL PLANNING THAT WE AS A COMMISSION HAVE ALREADY PUT INTO PLACE BASED ON THE SCHOOLS THAT ARE CURRENTLY OPEN.

YEAH, THAT'S THAT'S PART OF THE ANALYSIS THAT OUR STAFF AND DEMOGRAPHICS DO.

THEY ACTUALLY WORK WITH MUNICIPALITIES.

THEY LOOK AT BUILDING PERMITS, THAT TYPE OF HOUSING, WHETHER IT'S GOING TO BE, YOU KNOW, APARTMENTS, SENIOR HOUSING, SINGLE FAMILY, THE WHOLE COMBINATION MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN THE PROJECTIONS THAT WE PUT TOGETHER.

SO THAT'S THAT'S HOW WE COME UP WITH IT IS ACTUALLY BY WORKING WITH THE MUNICIPALITIES AND IN GREAT DETAIL.

OUR DEMOGRAPHERS WORK WITH YOU TO FIGURE OUT WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN.

AS YOU MENTIONED, IT'S NOT JUST, YOU KNOW, 10 LAG.

WE WOULD BE LOOKING AT DISPARITIES AROUND AND WHAT'S HAPPENING THAT MIGHT IMPACT SCHOOLS HERE BECAUSE OUR STUDENTS AND TAMARA AT 16 DIFFERENT SCHOOLS IN SEVEN DIFFERENT CITIES.

SO WHAT YOU DO IN SUNRISE OR NORTH LAUDERDALE OR CORAL SPRINGS HAS A DEFINITE EFFECT

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ON OUR STUDENTS AS WELL.

SO WE WILL BE.

WE WILL BE WATCHING. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

SHE HAS ANOTHER QUESTION.

THIS ONE'S PROBABLY BELOW YOUR PAY GRADE, BUT SOMEHOW, SOMEWAY TO ANOTHER PRESCHOOL PROGRAM. AND WHEN YOU DROP THEM, OFFER FOR EARLY CARE.

THE KIDS WHO GO INSIDE THE CLASSROOM WORK ON DIFFERENT PROJECTS OR TOYS OR WHATEVER.

BUT IT SEEMS LIKE IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL, ALL THE KIDS ARE MADE TO SIT DOWN ON THE FLOOR AND JUST WAIT. WHY ISN'T THERE? WHY CAN'T THEY GO INSIDE THE CLASSROOM AND GET STARTED DOING WORK OR GAMES OR SOMETHING? WHY THEY NEED TO JUST SIT ON THE FLOOR AND WAIT.

SO THERE WERE A COUPLE OF THINGS, SO WE HAVE BEFORE SCHOOL PROGRAMS AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS AND THE VAST MAJORITY, IF NOT ALMOST ALL OF THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN BROWARD COUNTY, THOSE ARE PROGRAMS THAT PARENTS DON'T SUBSCRIBE TO.

BUT I DO KNOW THERE ARE SITUATIONS WHERE PARENTS GET HAVE SOME CHALLENGES IN TERMS OF THEIR WORK SCHEDULES.

AND I HAVE TO LOOK AT PARTICULAR OF THAT ONE.

BUT IT SOUNDS TO ME THAT THEY MAY BE TRYING TO ACCOMMODATE FAMILIES BEFORE THE SCHOOL DAY OFFICIALLY STARTS BY ALLOWING SOME FAMILIES TO DROP THEIR KIDS OFF EARLY AND STAY IN A ROOM. THEY'RE SUPERVISED, BUT SCHOOL PROBABLY HASN'T OFFICIALLY STARTED AND THEY'RE NOT IN ONE OF THE BEFORE CARE PROGRAMS EITHER.

ALL RIGHT, SO WE TRY TO BE AS FAMILY FRIENDLY AS POSSIBLE.

AND SO THAT'S PROBABLY WHAT YOU'RE SEEING.

OK. THANKS. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. CITY MANAGER, DID YOU HAVE A QUESTION? JAKE, THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

SUPERINTENDENT RUNCIE? I HAD A QUESTION THAT HAS TO DO WITH US.

YES. AND YOU KNOW, I'VE BEEN HERE LONG ENOUGH TO REMEMBER WHEN WE DIDN'T HAVE OUR ROADS AND OUR. WE BEGAN THE PROCESS OF ADDING.

GREAT ANGST ABOUT HOW MUCH IT WOULD COST AND COULD WE AFFORD IT? AND WAS IT AN APPROPRIATE EXPENSE? SHOULDN'T THE SCHOOL DISTRICT? AND YOU KNOW, CLEARLY WE'VE CLEARED ALL THOSE HURDLES TO THE POINT NOW WHERE WE PROVIDE SAROS IN ONE OF OUR SCHOOLS AND SO DO MOST OF THE CITIES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.

THAT'S CORRECT. LAST I CHECKED.

SO, MIKE, MY QUESTION IS THIS.

YOU KNOW, THE CITY OF TAMARACK.

WE HAVE CHILDREN IN 16 DIFFERENT SCHOOLS OR MORE AT LEAST 16 SCHOOLS THAT WE PROVIDE THREE SAROS.

THE CITY OF SUNRISE PROVIDES NINE.

THE CITY OF CORAL SPRINGS PROVIDES PROBABLY.

THE CITY OF PARKLAND PROVIDES HOWEVER MANY THEY PROVIDE.

DEERFIELD BEACH, THE SAME.

THE REASON WHY I'M ASKING IS.

I BELIEVE FOR A LONG TIME AND I'VE SPOKEN WITH MY FELLOW CITY MANAGERS ABOUT THE FACT THAT, YOU KNOW, WE'RE COMMITTED TO THIS.

WE WANT OUR PEOPLE IN BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR.

ON. YOU KNOW, WE WANT THAT CONNECTION TO THE COMMUNITY AND WE WANT THE CHILDREN CONNECTED TO OUR POLICE OFFICERS.

YOU KNOW. AT WHAT POINT ARE WE GOING TO ENTERTAIN SOME COMMON EQUITABLE FUNDING FORMULA FOR SOROS? AND I SAY THAT TO YOU UNDERSTANDING THAT IF WE DO THAT, MY BILL WILL INCREASE.

BUT WHAT WHAT I WHAT I'VE NEVER UNDERSTOOD ABOUT SAROS IS WHY NOW THAT.

WE ARE COMMITTED TO THIS COUNTY WIDE AND THAT FUNDING HAS BEEN ALLOCATED.

JUST ABOUT EVERY CITY WHY WEREN'T ON ENTERTAINING A HIGHER LEVEL DISCUSSION ABOUT AN EQUITABLE FUNDING FORMULA SO THAT EVERYONE PAYS THEIR FAIR SHARE? IS THAT THIS? I DON'T THINK THAT THAT.

YEAH, I DON'T THINK THAT CITIES ARE.

AND I THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, EVERY TIME WE ENTER INTO THE BUDGET PROCESS, WE TALK ABOUT OUR SORROWS. AND, YOU KNOW, WE DON'T GRUMBLE ABOUT IT HERE BECAUSE WE'RE ONLY PAYING FOR.

I KNOW THAT OTHER CITIES, OTHER CITY MANAGERS, OTHER CITY COMMISSIONS GRUMBLE ABOUT IT BECAUSE THEY SEEM TO BE PROVIDING A LOT OF US OUR ROADS AND YES, IT'S FOR THE CHILDREN AND THEIR COMMUNITIES, BUT IT'S ALSO FOR CHILDREN FROM OTHER COMMUNITIES.

AND THE QUESTION GETS ASKED, WHY AM I PAYING MORE THAN WE COULD MAKE THAT ARGUMENT HERE? BECAUSE WE HAVE CHILDREN FROM CORAL SPRINGS AND SUNRISE, LAUDERHILL LAUDERDALE, BASED IN FORT LAUDERDALE AND OUR SCHOOLS AS WELL.

BUT WE DON'T BECAUSE WE'RE PAYING FOR THREE US.

YEAH, SO, YOU KNOW, YOU RAISE A REALLY IMPORTANT TOPIC THAT WE'VE BEEN ENGAGED IN PRETTY EXTENSIVELY OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS, IN PARTICULAR WITH THE BROWARD LEAGUE OF CITIES.

SO WE'VE ACTUALLY HAVE AN ITEM THAT'S IN CONSIDERATION AT THE LEGISLATURE NOW TO ALLOW

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THE DISTRICT TO RAISE UP TO HALF A MILL TO BE ABLE TO COVER THE COSTS OF THEIR CELLS AROUND THE COUNTY. THAT'S WHAT WE'D IDEALLY LIKE TO HAVE.

SO WE HAVE REPRESENTATION FROM THE LEAGUE OF CITIES AS WELL AS A CHEESE ASSOCIATION.

AND OTHERS HAVE REQUIRED A TALLAHASSEE THIS SESSION.

WE HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THAT AS WELL.

WE FULLY SUPPORT THAT.

AND TO BE ABLE TO BRING MORE DOLLARS TO THE TABLE TO ADDRESS THE FINANCIAL BURDEN.

SO WHETHER YOU'RE PAYING FOR THREE OR SOME OTHER CITIES, PAYING FOR A DOZEN, THE MAJORITY, THOSE COSTS WILL BE COVERED BECAUSE RIGHT NOW MY UNDERSTANDING WE ARE COVERING SOMEWHERE AROUND FIFTY FOUR THOUSAND FIFTY FIVE THOUSAND.

WE INTEND TO INCREASE STATUS.

ADDITIONAL FUNDING COMES ONLINE AND MAYBE GET UP TO WELL OVER 60 IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS ABOUT THE TRUE COST IS IS MORE THAN TWICE THAT AMOUNT.

RIGHT. AND SO YOU'RE BURDENED WITH THAT AS WELL AS OTHER OTHER MUNICIPALITIES.

AND IF WE'RE SERIOUS ABOUT SCHOOL SAFETY, A REAL YOU KNOW, WE WERE WE'RE SAYING WE'LL FIND THIS WITH, YOU KNOW, DOLLARS FROM LOCALLY, BUT WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO THAT. SO IF YOU GO BACK TO 2008, THE DISTRICT WAS ABLE TO LEVERAGE UP TO 2 MIL ON CAPITAL SIDE TO BE ABLE TO DEAL WITH MAINTENANCE.

AND THIS GOES BACK TO COMMISSIONER FISHMAN'S QUESTION, WHICH ACTUALLY IS A THIRD PART.

I FORGOT TO MENTION THAT IN 2008, THE MARRIAGE RATE FOR CAPITAL WAS REDUCED FROM 2 MIL TO 1.5. NOW, AS A RESULT, WE LOST OVER A BILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF CAPITAL BONDING CAPACITY IN THE DISTRICT. SO THAT IS WAS ANOTHER BIG PART OF IT.

SO WHAT WE'RE ASKING FOR IS TO BE ABLE TO RESTORE SOME OF THAT SPECIFICALLY EARMARKED FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY ESSENTIALS FUNDING.

SO WE'LL SEE. WE'LL SEE WHERE THAT GOES.

ANOTHER CONVERSATION THAT IS EMERGING AROUND THAT AS WELL IS IS MAYBE FOR A COUNTYWIDE ASSESSMENT AROUND THAT WHERE IT WOULD BE INDEPENDENT OF EACH MUNICIPALITY COMING UP WITH IT. SO WHAT WE'RE EXPLORING THOSE OPTIONS, THOSE ARE ONGOING CONVERSATIONS WE'VE BEEN ENGAGED WITH WITH THE LEAGUE OF CITIES.

WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS WITH THIS SESSION.

AND IF WE GET THE OUTCOME THAT WE HAVE, I THINK IT WILL START ADDRESSING A LOT OF THAT.

IF NOT, WE'LL HAVE TO EXPLORE OTHER OPTIONS WORKING WITH THE CITY OF TAMARACK COUNTY AND OTHER MUNICIPALITIES AS WELL.

YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE CHALLENGES IS THAT, YOU KNOW, WE ALWAYS TALK ABOUT WHO CHARGES FOR WHAT. YEAH, WELL, WE DON'T TALK ABOUT TYPICALLY IT'S WHO PAYS BECAUSE IT'S THE SAME PEOPLE THAT PAY AS CRIME.

THEN WHO CHARGES? I MEAN, HEY, FROM PAY FROM THE CITY.

PAY FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.

PAID FROM THE COUNTY. I MEAN IT'S THE SAME PEOPLE JUST PAY.

RIGHT. IT JUST SEEMS TO ME THAT WE OUGHT TO BE NOT THAT WE'RE NOT BEING UPFRONT ABOUT IT, BUT I'VE ALWAYS BEEN OF THE OPINION THAT IF PEOPLE UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY'RE ASKED TO BE PAID FOR, THEY'RE MORE AGREEABLE TO PAY FOR IT.

YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU WHEN YOU TELL THEM YOU'RE GOING TO PAY FOR PUBLIC SAFETY OR YOU'RE GOING TO PAY TO PREVENT FLOODING OR YOU'RE GOING TO PAY FOR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, PEOPLE ARE TYPICALLY MORE AGREEABLE TO SAY YES, IF THEY SEE A BENEFIT AND THEY SEE A RESULT.

WHEN WE WHEN WE BURY IT, THE WAY THAT WE BURIED IT VARY SOME HERE, BURY SOME THERE.

WE PULL FROM RESOURCES TO FUND SAROS.

YEAH. AND NOBODY SEES IT AS CORRECT.

SO I THINK ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.

SO I THINK THIS AND THIS MEASURE HERE IS TO BE ABLE TO MOVE IN THAT DIRECTION, WHICH I THINK YOU'RE SPOT ON WITH THAT.

THANK YOU. AND JUST A COUPLE MORE QUESTIONS AND THEN WE'LL LET YOU ENJOY THE REST ON MONDAY. I'M GOING ALONG THE LINES OF DEF..

OUR KIDS, OUR STUDENTS GO TO ABOUT 60 SCHOOLS.

DO YOU HAVE ANY PERCENTAGES OR NUMBERS FOR US REGARDING HOW MANY OF OUR SCHOOLS THAT ARE LOCATED IN TAMLA? AND THEN THERE'S THE HIGH SCHOOLS BECAUSE OTHER THAN LENDING COLLEGIATE ACADEMY.

SO THOSE ADDITIONAL FOUR THAT WE MENTIONED EARLIER, HOW MANY OF THOSE SCHOOLS HAVE TAMARACK RESIDENT STUDENTS GOING IN THERE? WE DO HAVE THAT INFORMATION.

AND I CAN ABSOLUTELY GET THAT FOR YOU.

MR. GOMEZ, WE'LL FOLLOW UP AND GET YOU THAT NUMBER FROM OUR DEMOGRAPHICS DEPARTMENT.

WE TRACK PRETTY MUCH ALL THE STUDENTS GO, WHETHER WE GO TO SCHOOLS IN TAMARACK, WHETHER YOU GO TO OTHER MAGNET PROGRAMS IN THE DISTRICT OR WHETHER THEY GO OUTSIDE OF THE DISTRICT SO WE CAN GET YOU THAT INFORMATION.

BRANDON SAYING AS TO ALSO WHERE OUR STUDENTS ARE COMING FROM, ALL OF ALL THAT WOULD BE

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GREATLY APPRECIATE. OK. WE'LL GIVE YOU THE FULL BREAKDOWN.

GIVE. AND WHAT SOME OF THE ITEMS FOR CHALLENGER ELEMENTARY.

IN THERE. DID YOU SAY THAT THERE? IS THERE ANY SCOPE FOR A PLAYGROUND? ANY OUTDOOR ACTIVITY AREA? IT'S NOT IDENTIFIED, BUT I'LL BE GLAD TO GO BACK AND LOOK AT SOME OTHER INFORMATION.

AND IF IT'S NOT, WE'LL BE GETTING IN TOUCH WITH E.P.A.

MAINTENANCE. COME OUT.

LOOK AT IT. HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND.

YEAH. AND I JUST I MEAN, I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE SAID IT'S FLOTATIONS.

WE DON'T HAVE ANY FUNDS SET UP THIS TIME FOR PLAYGROUND'S.

THE THING THAT WE DID DO WAS FILE A BOND PROGRAM.

WE GAVE EVERY SCHOOL A HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS AND SAID, HEY, LOOK, YOU CAN DESIGNATE ANY PROJECT THAT YOU WANT TO SPEND OUT.

SO SOME SCHOOLS DID MY KEYS AND SOME GOOD PLAYGROUNDS, SOME UPGRADED THE THE THE SYSTEM, THE SOUND SYSTEM IN THE AUDITORIUMS, SOME INVESTED IN ADDITIONAL PIECES OF TECHNOLOGY. AND HE WAS ALL OVER AGAIN AT SOME DOING SEVERAL PROJECTS AND ENHANCING THOSE WITH DOLLARS THAT THEY ARE. YEAH.

I DON'T KNOW WHERE WE ARE WITH A CHALLENGEABLE.

WE WE CAN WE CAN CHECK, BUT I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE HERE.

SUGGEST SENSUALLY OVER THERE SHE THEY.

HANDSOME. OK.

SO THEY SAY THEY HAVE SOMETHING YOUR DOLLAR DOWN PLAYGROUND'S.

BUT I DON'T I DON'T KNOW THAT'S I DON'T BELIEVE THAT MAYBE NEW PROGRAMS WILL GET SOME INITIATIVE AND IT REALLY ISN'T MUCH MORE FUNDING TO GET RID OF THE MOLD.

YEAH. GET RID OF THE YOU KNOW, YOU CAN PUT IN NEW RULES, MAKE SURE THE ELECTRICS WORKING AC ARE UNDER SO ON THAT PART.

BUT ALSO PART OF THE HELP THEM ON THIS OF OUR CHILDREN IS THEIR ABILITY TO RUN AROUND THE HOUSE. RIGHT. YEAH.

AND I'M I'VE HAD THE PLEASURE OF BEING OVER AT OUR SCHOOLS BETWEEN MILLENNIUM AND CHALLENGER RECENTLY. I KNOW THAT MILLENNIUM STUDENTS ARE GOING OVER TO CHALLENGE AND THEY WERE PLANTING THEIR SCIENCE PROJECT AND REGROWTH AND WORKING TOGETHER AND WHICH ALSO LED TO CONVERSATIONS, AS YOU PROBABLY KNOW IN OUR CENSUS IS GOING TO CONFIRM EVEN MORE.

SO OUR CITY IS GETTING YOUNGER.

WE'RE GROWING. YES.

I HAVE A J.J.'S SHOT TO FORTY EIGHT.

WE HAVE A LOT MORE FAMILIES.

I KNOW WHEN I FIRST MOVED DOWN, I DIDN'T MAKE A DENT IN THE AVERAGE AGE OF WHERE I WAS LIVING. THERE WAS NO SUCH THING AS KIDS AND NOW THERE'S OVER A HUNDRED AND FIFTY.

SO THAT'S JUST MY LITTLE MICROCOSM OF MY COMMUNITY.

AND IT'S OBVIOUSLY BIGGER THAN THAT FOR OUR CITY.

AND I THINK WE'RE NOW UP TO EIGHT OR 10 PERCENT OF OUR POPULATION ARE UNDER 17 AGAIN.

ALL THE BIG CONCERN FUNDING THE CENSUS COMES IN.

SO THAT'S EVERYBODY WHO'S LISTENING.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR ACCOUNTANT.

SO THAT TAKES US TO WHERE THE DISCUSSION WAS EARLIER AND THE NEWS ARTICLE THAT HAS EVERYBODY A LITTLE CONCERNED.

YOU'VE RELATE OUR FEARS AND WE APPRECIATE.

BUT WHEN YOU'RE REPURPOSING MAYBE IF IF REPURPOSING NEEDS TO HAPPEN AND TRADITIONAL MODELS OF OUR SCHOOLS FROM MAYBE K THROUGH 8.

AND THEN ADOPTING OUR COLLEGIATE ACADEMY TO EXPAND IN OUR SCHOOLS.

BECAUSE SOMETIMES I HEAR FROM PARENTS AND TEACHERS THAT OUR KIDS ARE A LITTLE BIT CONCERNED ABOUT MIDDLE SCHOOL.

AND THE ADOPTION OF MIDDLE SCHOOL, WHICH WAS DIFFERENT WHEN WE ALL WENT TO SCHOOL.

SUPPOSE CALLED A JUNIOR HIGH FROM WHERE WE GREW UP.

SO WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING THROUGH EVALUATING OUR SCHOOLS AND OUR PROGRAMS AND EXPANSIONS OF ANYTHING THAT WE NEED TO DO, I WOULD JUST LIKE YOU TO CONSIDER THAT WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING AT OUR SCHOOLS. YES, CERTAINLY ANYTHING WE AND SOMETIMES COMMUNITIES COME TO US PRIMARILY WITH OUR PROPOSALS.

I THINK THERE WERE TWO OR THREE K THROUGH EIGHT CONFIGURATIONS THAT WE'VE DONE IN THE LAST FEW YEARS THAT WERE VERY ORIGINATED WITH THE MUNICIPALITY COMMISSIONERS AND OTHERS LIKE YOURSELF WHO'VE HAD IDEAS.

AND THEY'VE HEARD CLEARLY FROM BEING IN TOUCH WITH THEIR CONSTITUENTS THAT THIS IS SOMETHING LIKE. SO WE'VE MOVED AHEAD AND WE'VE DONE SOME OF THOSE.

THEY'VE BEEN AT LEAST ONE, MAYBE TWO.

YEAH, TWO OCCASIONS WHERE THAT DIDN'T WORK.

SO, YOU KNOW, WE THEN WE ADJUST THE STRATEGY IN THAT SCHOOL.

BUT WE WOULD ABSOLUTELY BE WORKING WITH YOU.

WE WE CAN'T REALLY DO THESE THINGS FROM THE TOP DOWN.

AND IT'S BEEN OUR EXPERIENCE THAT WHEN WE GET COMMISSIONERS AND LOCAL LEADERS INVOLVED, THAT IF THEY'RE WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH US THROUGH THIS WHOLE PROCESS, THEY CAN HELP SELL IT TO THE COMMUNITY AND HELP DRIVE IT.

OTHERWISE, IT'S GOING TO BE PROBLEMATIC.

SO YOU WOULD YOU WOULD BE RIGHT THERE WITH A SIGN, WHATEVER WE WOULD SUGGEST.

AND CERTAINLY, AGAIN, WE LOOK FOR IDEAS COMING FROM OUR COMMUNITY OF WHAT MEAN IN

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SCHOOLS. AND SOMETIMES, YOU KNOW, THERE'S BEEN A SERIOUS ASK FOR SOME TYPE OF PROGRAM.

THAT'S HOW WE'VE EXPANDED OUR CAMBRIDGE PROGRAMS IN SCHOOLS, BECAUSE THERE'S BEEN ASK IN MANY COMMUNITIES, ESPECIALLY AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVELS, THAT THEY THEY WANT IT THERE BECAUSE WE'VE SEEN IT SOMEWHERE ELSE.

I APPRECIATE VERY MUCH. AND THAT ALSO WITH 70 MARK ON ENTRY.

AND AS YOU CAN TELL, THIS COMMISSION IS VERY MUCH SET IN OUR CITIES AND OUR SCHOOLS.

THE COMMISSION'S POWERS HAVE BEEN AS WELL.

AND THANKFULLY, TIME AND LESSONS LEARNED TO HELP US EVOLVES.

AND I KNOW THAT OUR EDUCATION STAKEHOLDERS, WHICH HOPEFULLY WILL CONVERT INTO AN EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE, WILL ALSO HELP ALL OF US BE ABLE TO WORK WITH YOU AND MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL BOARD.

YEAH. TO ASSIST OUR EDUCATION OR OUR YOUTH.

MS. LINES. DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING YOU WISH TO ADD? I'M NOT MEANS VAGINAS, BUT I JUST I KNOW YOU FOUGHT VERY HARD WITH OUR STAKEHOLDERS GROUP AND I'M JUST CURIOUS.

ALL RIGHT. WELL, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

GREATLY APPRECIATE THAT YOU'VE COME HERE TO US AND HELPED US AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUE CONVERSATIONS.

YES, PLEASE. THANK YOU. AND AGAIN, WE'LL FOLLOW UP ON A FEW ITEMS THAT YOU REQUESTED, SUCH AS THE DEMOGRAPHICS AND OTHERS.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME TODAY.

AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUE WORKING WITH YOU AND WORKING WITH SOME OF THESE ISSUES THAT WE'VE WE'VE TALKED ABOUT HERE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

IT IS CURRENTLY ELEVEN O'CLOCK.

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A 10 MINUTE BREAK.

WE WILL RECONVENE AT 11:10.

THANK YOU. JUST MEETINGS IN RECESS.

NEVER MIND. ALL RIGHT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE ARE STAYING ON TIME TODAY FOR A MOMENT.

THEN I WILL SAIL ON THE SUN.

TIMELESS. WE'RE GOING TO OUR NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT UPDATE.

[2. Economic Development Update]

WE HAVE OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER OR IF I'M NOT PRESENTING WITH YOU.

THANK YOU. GOOD MORNING, MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS.

IT'S GREAT TO BE HERE THIS MORNING.

I'M REALLY EXCITED TO SHARE WITH YOU AN UPDATE ON OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.

WE HAVE A LOT OF EXCITING THINGS HAPPENING.

SO SINCE I STARTED JUST OVER A YEAR AGO, I AND WE'VE BEEN WORKING REALLY HARD TO REBUILD AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM HERE IN TAMARACK.

AND SO I'VE BEEN WORKING TO IMPLEMENT THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC PLAN THAT THE COMMISSION ADOPTED IN 2018 JUST PRIOR TO MY ARRIVAL.

SO, YOU KNOW, I'D BE REMISS IF I DIDN'T COVER JUST A FEW OF OUR DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS THAT ARE GOING TO BE FINISHED SOON OR COMING TO FRUITION SOON, I SHOULD SAY. TAMARACK VILLAGE, OF COURSE, OUR NEW DOWNTOWN.

COMING SOON WITH 400 NEW APARTMENTS.

AND IT'S LOOKING FANTASTIC.

FROM AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVE, OUR CHANGING DEMOGRAPHICS ACROSS THE ENTIRE CITY OF TAMARACK, BUT INCLUDING TAMARA VILLAGER'S.

WELL, THIS POPULATION GROUP GROWTH IS REALLY GOING TO HELP IN ATTRACTING NEW BUSINESSES, NEW RETAILERS, NEW RESTAURANTS INTO THE CITY.

IN THE LAST YEAR AND STILL HAPPENING RIGHT NOW, OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM HAS BEEN WORKING HARD TO PROMOTE THE NEW COMMERCIAL SPACE THAT WILL BE IN TAMARACK VILLAGE, EVEN THOUGH THE CONSTRUCTION ON THE COMMERCIAL SPACE HASN'T EVEN STARTED YET.

WE'VE BEEN WORKING TO PROMOTE AND MARKET THE COMMERCIAL COMPONENT.

ACTUALLY, WE STARTED DOING THAT LAST SUMMER.

SO WE'RE WORKING HARD ON THAT.

COORDINATING WITH THE RETAIL BROKER THAT HAS BEEN HIRED BY TAMARA VILLAGE.

WE ALSO, OF COURSE, HAVE COUNTY WEST COMING ONLINE, AS YOU KNOW AS WELL.

NEW CLUBHOUSE FOR COMMUNITY EVENTS, NEW HERPER, NEW HOTEL, A GREAT POSITIVE ECONOMIC IMPACT FOR THE CITY.

I THINK WE HAVE ANOTHER NEW CONSTRUCTION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY.

I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT THE NEW 350 7000 SQUARE FOOT WAREHOUSE AND INDUSTRIAL PROJECT THAT WILL BE COMING ONLINE IN OUR TAMARA COMMERCE PARK, WHICH NOT ONLY WILL THIS SPRING ADDITIONAL JOBS TO THE AREA, THIS NEW DEVELOPMENT WILL ADD TO OUR COMMERCIAL TAX BASE, WHICH IS A KEY MEASURE FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, OF COURSE, AS WELL, AND A NET POSITIVE FOR OUR RESIDENTS. I'VE BEEN TALKING WITH COMMERCIAL BROKER WHOSE MARKETING THIS FACE WORKING FOR BUTTARS AND COORDINATING AS THEY ARE WORKING NOW TO ATTRACT TENANTS.

THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR US AS A CITY TO ATTRACT NEW COMMERCIAL AND LIGHT INDUSTRIAL BUSINESSES AND JOBS INTO OUR COMMUNITY.

SO WORKING ON THAT NOW, EVEN BEFORE THEY'VE REALLY STARTED THEIR CONSTRUCTION.

IN TERMS OF, AGAIN, SOME MORE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT, AS WE KNOW, THERE ARE A LOT OF GREAT THINGS HAPPENING IN OUR CITY AND A LOT OF GREAT DEVELOPMENT HAPPENING HERE. YOU CAN SEE HERE ON OUR DEVELOPMENT MAP.

WE HAVE NEW PROJECTS PROPOSED UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND RECENTLY COMPLETED ACROSS THE ENTIRE ENTIRE CITY. AND ONE OF THE PROGRAMS WE BROUGHT IN WHEN I STARTED LAST YEAR WAS THAT YOU APPLY THE URBAN LAND INSTITUTE TO COME IN AND TALK WITH US WITH A PANEL OF EXPERTS IN

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REAL ESTATE AND DEVELOPMENT ABOUT DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT, BEST PRACTICES AND DESIGN AND SO ON.

OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC PLAN HIGHLIGHTED SEVEN KEY RETAIL FOCUS AREAS ACROSS THE CITY, AND OF THE AREAS IDENTIFIED, MANY OF THEM HAD FAIRLY HIGH VACANCY RATES AT THAT TIME. AND OVER THE LAST YEAR, I'M PLEASED TO SAY THAT A LOT OF THOSE VACANCY RATES HAVE SIGNIFICANTLY DECREASED.

AND ONE OF THE BIGGEST SUCCESSES FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SO FAR IS CERTAINLY THE EDEN WEST REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT.

IT WAS ONE OF OUR RETAIL FOCUS AREAS IDENTIFIED IN THE STRATEGIC PLAN.

IT'LL BE REDEVELOPED FOR MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL, AS YOU KNOW, AND WAS APPROVED LAST YEAR. IT'S ONE OF OUR BIGGEST WINS, I WOULD SAY.

WE'RE ALSO ONE OF THE OTHER RETAIL PROJECTS IDENTIFIED.

HER FOCUS AREAS WITHIN THE STRATEGIC PLAN HAS BEEN SINCE REDEVELOPED TO APPLEBEE'S PLAZA AND FULLY TENANT AS WELL.

SO REALLY, THE REDEVELOPMENT IS A DIRECT RESULT OF BRINGING IN DEVELOPERS INTO TAMARA AND TOURING THEM AROUND TO SHOWCASE TAMARA их REDEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES.

IT'S A CONCERTED AND ONGOING EFFORT, OUR OUTREACH AND MEETINGS WITH DEVELOPERS AND POTENTIAL INVESTORS, BRINGING THEM INTO TAMARA TO TOUR ADVERTISING.

WHAT ARE OPPORTUNITIES ARE GETTING IN FRONT OF THE RIGHT AUDIENCES? REAL ESTATE GROUPS AND MORE.

THIS OUTREACH EFFORT, COMBINED WITH SOME OF THE NEW ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES I'M GOING TO MENTION HERE SHORTLY, IS DESIGNED TO CONTINUE TO ATTRACT THE TYPES OF DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT THAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR.

AND I HAVE TO THANK EACH OF YOU ON THE COMMISSION AS WELL.

EACH OF YOU HAVE BROUGHT IN POTENTIAL BUSINESSES AND OR DEVELOPERS INTERESTED IN INVESTING IN TAMARACK.

SO IT'S CERTAINLY A COLLECTIVE TEAM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EFFORT AND WHICH IS ESSENTIAL TO OUR SUCCESS. I THINK OUR AREAS OF FOCUS AND MARKETING CONTINUE TO BE ON OUR COMMERCIAL ARTERIAL CORRIDOR, CERTAINLY OUR STRATEGIC PLAN, REGIONAL FOCUS AREAS I MENTIONED, BUT ALSO OUR REDEVELOPMENT AREAS FOR THE CITY, WHICH INCLUDE THE MEDICAL MILE DISTRICT, OF COURSE, FOR CORNER SHOPPING AREA ON THE EAST SIDE OR OPPORTUNITY ZONE.

AND YOU CAN SEE ON THIS DEVELOPMENT MAP THE REDEVELOPMENT AREAS THAT ARE CROSS-MATCHED ACROSS THE CITY. WE'RE ALSO ACTIVELY SEEKING LAND BANKING AND LAND ASSEMBLY PROJECTS, WHICH WAS SOMETHING, A STRATEGY THAT WAS HIGHLIGHTED IN OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC PLAN AS WELL.

THIS TYPE OF STRATEGY INCLUDES A TAX DEDUCTION PROPOSAL THAT I BROUGHT TO YOU A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, WHICH IN THAT CASE, AS YOU KNOW, IT DIDN'T WORK OUT BECAUSE THE ITEM CAME OFF THE AUCTION RIGHT BEFORE IT HAPPENED.

BUT THAT'S JUST ONE OF WHICH CAN HAPPEN.

BUT THAT'S JUST ONE EXAMPLE OF THE TYPES OF CREATING CREATIVELY AND ASSEMBLY OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE'LL BE LOOKING TO BRING TO YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION TO SPUR DEVELOPMENT IN AREAS THAT NEEDED.

SO WE HAVE A LOT OF NEW BUSINESSES, AND I WANTED TO JUST HIGHLIGHT A FEW OF THEM THAT ARE COMING INTO TAMARACK OR HAVE COME INTO TAMARACK RECENTLY.

WE HAVE A NEW HEADQUARTERS COMING INTO OUR TAMARA AT CAMARA'S PARK, WILLIAM NASH.

MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS NASH CONSOLIDATED THEIR OFFICES FROM THE MIAMI AREA AND ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA INTO TAMARACK, INTO OUR COMMERCE PARK.

THEIR BRAND NEW CONSOLIDATED HEADQUARTERS WILL HAVE ABOUT 120 HEADQUARTER EMPLOYEES, WHICH WILL INCLUDE MANY JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESIDENTS IN THE CONSTRUCTION TRADES, WHICH IS GREAT. WE HAVE HAD A FEW IN THE PAST YEAR, NEW RESTAURANTS THAT HAVE COME INTO TAMARACK. WE HAVE A BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED CAREER, TROPICO.

WE HAVE A NEW INDIAN RESTAURANT THAT WE CALL PROMOTED WITH THE CHAMBER CALLED LEMON AND SPICE. AND JULIA HAS JEWELRY BAR IN UNIVERSITY, WHICH, BY THE WAY, WAS ONE OF THE TARGET RETAIL FOCUS AREAS IN THE STRATEGIC PLAN THAT HAD VERY HIGH VACANCY RATES, BUT IS NOW FULLY TENANTED. WE'VE ALSO DONE A GRAND OPENING RECENTLY WITH BUTTERFLY FLAKES, WHICH IS A NEW JAMAICAN RESTAURANT IN SABL PALM PLAZA ON COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD AS WELL, AND OPENING SOON, WHICH I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT IN NEW, ALMOST FULLY TENANTED MURO PLAZA ON UNIVERSITY IS THEY MAKE COOKIES AND CREAM.

PROBABLY A LITTLE TOO EXCITED ABOUT THAT ONE.

YEAH. YES. SO THIS YEAR WE'LL CONTINUE TO INVEST IN EXPANDED MARKETING AND OUTREACH TO FOSTER A COMMERCIAL AND RETAIL DEVELOPMENT.

IT'S INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT TO CONTINUE TO TELL OUR STORY OF A VIBRANT AND GROWING COMMUNITY. I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW NOW THAT WE'RE NOT JUST A RETIREMENT COMMUNITY ANYMORE. AND THE MORE THAT WE CAN CONTINUE TO THAT BRANDING EFFORT TELLING TAMARA X NEW STORY, THE BETTER IT WILL BE FOR US AS WE WORK TO ATTRACT DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT AND TO ATTRACT NEW BUSINESSES, RETAILS, RETAILERS AND RESTAURANTS.

LAST YEAR, OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE EXPANDED OUR PRESENCE AT THE LARGEST RETAIL TRADE SHOW ORGANIZATION, THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF SHOPPING CENTERS, OR ICSE, AT THEIR HUGE TRADE SHOW IN ORLANDO.

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EVERYONE BASICALLY WHO IS ANYONE IN THE RETAIL INDUSTRY ATTENDS THE SHOW AND KNOWS ICSE OVER THE COURSE OF TWO DAYS.

COMMISSIONER POLACCO WAS WITH US.

WE HELD BACK TO BACK MEETINGS THAT WERE PREARRANGED AND VETTED PRIOR TO HER ARRIVAL WITH RETAILERS AND COMMERCIAL DEVELOPERS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN TAMARA.

WE ENHANCED OUR PRESENCE, ENHANCED OUR MARKETING MATERIALS AND DATA AND OUR OVERALL TAMYRA PRESENCE WITH MATCHING JACKETS AND THAT EVERYONE NOTICED AND GIVEN IT GIVEAWAYS THAT EVERYONE SAT OUT ON THE TRADE FLOOR TO FIND US.

SO BASICALLY WE WENT BIG LAST YEAR AND PEOPLE NOTICED.

WE ALSO DID AN ADVANCE INTERVIEW WITH SHOPPING CENTER BUSINESS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THEIR ICSE ORLANDO MAGAZINE.

SO FROM THAT COLLECTIVE EFFORT, WE HAVE A POTENTIAL NEW DEVELOPMENT ON A TARGET SITE THAT IS JUST NOW POTENTIALLY COMING TO FRUITION.

AND WE HOPE THEY'LL BE READY TO COME IN IN SOON AND TALK WITH THE CITY.

WE'VE ALSO HAD TWO NEW RETAIL BUSINESSES THAT WE'VE BEEN TALKING TO AND TRYING TO HELP FIND A SUITABLE LOCATION IN THE CITY.

SO AGAIN, THIS YEAR AND SUMMER 2020, WE WILL BE THERE AT ICSE OR C ORLANDO, BIGGER AND BETTER. IT'S A BIG UNDERTAKING TO DO IT RIGHT.

AND PLANNING FOR THAT EFFORT IS ACTUALLY STARTING RIGHT NOW.

I'M ALSO ADDING ANOTHER RETAIL TRADE SHOW THIS YEAR.

IT'S JUST A ONE DAY SHOW IN ORLANDO CALLED RETAIL WIVE IN APRIL.

I JUST WANT TO GO AND CHECK IT OUT AND SEE IF IT'S A WORTHWHILE SHOW AND A RECRUITING OPPORTUNITY FOR TAMARACK.

SO THAT'LL BE COMING SOON.

AND LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST, WE WILL CONTINUE TO ADVERTISE AND MARKET TAMARA X OPPORTUNITIES, SOMETHING THAT WAS OUTLINED IN OUR STRATEGIC PLAN IN KEY TARGETED COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY AND RETAILER PUBLICATIONS, INCLUDING THE URBAN LAND INSTITUTE, GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE, ALLIANCE, ECONOMIC SOURCEBOOK SHOPPING CENTER, BUSINESS SHOPPING CENTER TODAY AND INVEST GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE, THE MOST RECENT ANNUAL EDITION OF WHICH CAME OUT AT A LAUNCH PARTY LAST MONTH, WHERE I'M PROUD TO ANNOUNCE WE WERE ABLE TO GET A FULL MULTI-PAGE FEATURE INTERVIEW WITH OUR MAYOR THAT PROFILED ALL OF THE GREAT THINGS HAPPENING IN TAMARACK, INCLUDING MARKETING FARMER HOPE.

TARGETED INDUSTRY STRATEGY IS A FANTASTIC COVERAGE FOR TEAM IN FRONT OF A KEY INVESTOR AUDIENCE. SOMEONE THAT TO COME WILL BE ORDERING ADDITIONAL COPIES AND OF THAT INSERT AND PROMOTING THAT WIDELY AS WELL.

A LITTLE MORE ALONG THE LINES OF MARKETING TAMARACK.

WE ARE LAUNCHING A NEW ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WEB SITE, WHICH IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS, AND THE GOAL WAS TO TELL OUR STORY.

WHY? TAMARACK FOR BUSINESS AND TO PROVIDE THE DATA THAT POTENTIAL BUSINESSES AND DEVELOPERS NEED IN ORDER TO MAKE AN INVESTMENT DECISION.

WE'RE GOING TO FEATURE OUR SIDE OPPORTUNITIES AND REDEVELOPMENT AREAS.

WE WILL PROMOTE AND HIGHLIGHT OUR INCENTIVE PROGRAMS ON THAT.

AND I ALSO WANT TO MAKE SURE OUR ARE SMALL BUSINESSES AND ENTREPRENEURS KNOW ABOUT THE RESOURCES THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO THEM AT THE CITY AND WITHIN THE COUNTY TO START AND GROW THEIR BUSINESSES HERE IN TAMARACK.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST, I WANT TO USE THIS WEB SITE AS A VEHICLE TO TALK ABOUT OUR SUCCESS STORIES. WE HAVE A LOT OF GREAT THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING HERE.

I WANT TO BE SURE THAT NOT ONLY OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY KNOWS ABOUT THEM, BUT ALSO POTENTIAL INVESTORS OUTSIDE OUR COMMUNITY AS WELL, WHO COULD BE A PART OF OUR VIBRANT TAMYRA.

TYPICALLY, AROUND 90 PERCENT OF POTENTIAL INVESTORS, WHETHER IT'S DEVELOPERS, SITE SELECTORS OR BUSINESSES, WILL COME IN LOOKING FOR COMMUNITY DATA ON AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WEB SITE BEFORE THEY'LL EVER PICK UP THE PHONE TO TALK TO YOU.

SO HAVING AN INFORMATIVE WEB SITE FULL OF DEMOGRAPHIC AND DATA IS AN INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT TOOL FOR OUR FOR ATTRACTING INVESTMENT HERE.

I MENTIONED INCENTIVES, ONE OF THE INITIATIVES THAT WAS OUTLINED IN THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC PLAN INCLUDED DEVELOPING AN INCENTIVE PROGRAM TO IMPROVE, REDEVELOP AND DEVELOP OUR COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES.

PLEASE STAY TUNED ON THAT.

I WILL BE COMING BACK TO YOU TO THE COMMISSION VERY SOON THIS SPRING, PROBABLY NEXT MONTH. WE HAVE A SUITE OF BRAND NEW INCENTIVE PROGRAMS AND RELATED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES. FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION, THIS INCENTIVE PROGRAM WOULD BE PAID FOR AS PART OF THE FIVE MILLION DOLLARS THAT THE COMMISSION PREVIOUSLY EARMARKED AND APPROVED FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PURPOSES.

SO THROUGH THESE EFFORTS TO INCENTIVIZE TO INCENTIVIZE INVESTMENT AND FURTHER BEAUTIFY OUR COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES, THE IDEA IS TO NOT ONLY CREATE AN ENHANCED PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT, BUT ONE THAT WILL ALSO BE ATTRACTIVE TO BRING IN NEW BUSINESSES AS WELL.

NEW RETAILERS, NEW RESTAURANTS COMING INTO THE COMMUNITY ARE A TRAP.

THEY'LL BE ATTRACTED TO UPDATED PROPERTIES.

SO STAY TUNED FOR MORE ON THIS PROGRAM COMING VERY SOON.

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WE ALSO, OF COURSE, HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY ZONE ACTUALLY TO ADJACENT OPPORTUNITY ZONES ON THE EAST SIDE AND TAMARACK.

LAST YEAR I DEVELOPED A NEW INVESTMENT PROSPECTUS THAT TO PROMOTE OUR FEDERAL OPPORTUNITY ZONE AREA AND HAVE MARKETED THIS ONLINE AND ALSO TO QUALIFIED OPPORTUNITY ZONE FUND INVESTORS. THE EFFORT TO PROMOTE OPPORTUNITY ZONES ALONG WITH OUR OTHER REDEVELOPMENT AREAS WILL CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THIS YEAR.

IT WILL BE FEATURED PROMINENTLY ON OUR WEBSITE AND IN OUR PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS.

STAFF ALSO WILL SAID A VISIT THAT I WANTED TO MENTION LAST YEAR, WHICH WAS A FOLLOW UP TO YOUR COMMISSION MEETINGS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

WE HOSTED THE REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE U.S.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION LAST YEAR WHO SHARED WITH US THE GRANT FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE E-DAY, AS WELL AS THEIR DESIRE TO SUPPORT PROJECTS IN OPPORTUNITY ZONES. SO WE TALKED ABOUT TAMARA EXCυSE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND FUTURE PLANS THAT MIGHT QUALIFY FOR FUTURE EDF FUNDING.

AND WE SPENT THE AFTERNOON THEN GIVING HIM A TOUR OF OUR COMMUNITY, WHICH WAS, I THINK, GREAT TO START THAT DIALOG AND CREATE THAT FAMILIARITY FOR HIM WITH OUR WITH OUR COMMUNITY. I WANTED TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, ANOTHER KEY STRATEGY WITHIN THE STRATEGIC PLAN THIS SPRING.

I KNOW YOU'VE ALL HEARD ABOUT OUR NEW BRAND NEW TAMARACK RESTAURANT CAMPAIGN CALLED SAVOR THE FLAVORS TAMARA APP WILL BE DOING DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL.

IT'LL BE OUR FIRST EVER EXTENDED CAMPAIGN PROMOTING OUR SMALL BUSINESS OWNER RESTAURANT TOURS. EXCITING OR NAMING THIS AS YOU KNOW.

SAVOR THE FLAVORS, TAMARA, FOR PLANNING A LOT OF FUN EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF APRIL. SO PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THAT.

IN THE NEXT MAMMOGRAM, WE'LL BE PROMOTING IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND MORE.

THE CITY IS PROMOTING THESE EVENTS THROUGH THE CHAMBER AS WELL.

OUR GOAL REALLY WITH THIS IS TO MAKE THIS SPRING MONTH LONG EVENT IN APRIL A GREAT LEAD INTO A FANTASTIC TASTE OF TAMARA AND THAT THE CHAMBER HOSTS IN THE FALL.

PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS WILL OFFER MENU SPECIALS THROUGHOUT THE MONTH.

PLUS THERE WILL BE A SELF-GUIDED TOUR ACROSS THE CITY WITH PASSPORTS THAT YOU CAN GET STAMPED TO WIN.

BIG PRIZES WERE OFFERED TICKETS FOR GUIDED TOURS, FOR BUSTIER, FOR A GUIDED BUS, TOURS FOR TASTINGS AT PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS, TOO.

AND I KNOW I KNOW YOU ALL KNOW TAMARA HAS GREAT AND DIVERSE MOM AND POP RESTAURANTS ACROSS A VARIETY OF ETHNIC CUISINES.

WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING HERE, WHICH I THINK IS GREAT.

AND THAT'S WHY WE WANT TO PROMOTE WHAT WE HAVE HERE IN TEAMWORK.

WE ARE CARIBBEAN, COLOMBIA, AN ARGENTINEAN, PERUVIAN, ITALIAN, CHINESE, JAPANESE, THAI, INDIAN, VIETNAMESE.

AND I'M SURE I'M MISSING SOMEONE.

BUT WE WANT TO CELEBRATE AND PROMOTE ALL THE TAMARA HAS STORPER.

SO I HOPE EVERYONE'S PLANNING TO JOIN US.

WE WANT EVERY RESTAURANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SERIES.

SO PLEASE, IF YOU'RE TALKING TO.

IF YOU'RE TALKING TO YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT OWNER, PLEASE BE SURE THEY'RE PLANNING TO BE A PART OF THIS. AND IF NOT, THEY NEED TO CALL ME.

IT'S A GREAT PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM, WHICH IS WHY WE'RE DOING THIS.

AND FOR THE CITY TO SHOWCASE THAT THEY'RE A PART OF TAMARACK AND ALL THAT WE HAVE TO OFFER. I WANTED TO MENTION TO SOME OF OUR NEW WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES THAT ARE ROLLING OUT NOW, AS YOU KNOW, AND YOU'RE ALREADY WELL AWARE OF BROWARD COLLEGE COMING INTO TAMARACK, I WON'T SPEND A LOT OF TIME ON THIS.

BUT SINCE LAST NOVEMBER, WHEN THE COMMISSION APPROVED OUR FORMAL PARTNERSHIP WITH BROWARD COLLEGE, WE'VE BEEN WORKING REALLY HARD TO PUT TOGETHER A SPRING SEMESTER PROGRAM OFFERING BASICALLY FREE CERTIFICATIONS FOR RESIDENTS AND FREE WORKSHOPS AS WELL.

THE CLASSES WILL BE STARTING.

WE'LL BE PROMOTING THIS AND TAMRA GRAHAM CLASSES WILL BE STARTING IN MARCH AND RUNNING THROUGH JUNE. IT'LL INCLUDE SOME CERTIFICATION COURSES ON PROJECT MANAGEMENT, MICROSOFT PROGRAMS, DATA ANALYSIS AND MORE.

THE WORKSHOPS WILL INCLUDE RESUMé PREPARATION, WORKSHOP AND WORKSHOP ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED IN BROWARD COLLEGE.

SO REALLY EXCITED ABOUT BARUCH COLLEGE COMING INTO TAMARA THROUGH THEIR BROWARD PROGRAM, WHICH STANDS FOR UNLIMITED POTENTIAL.

IT'S A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY, I THINK, FOR RESIDENTS TO LEVEL THEIR SKILLS AND IMPROVE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES, WHICH IS THE GOAL.

JUDGING BY THE AMOUNT OF INTEREST, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU NOTICED THAT ONE, TAMARA.

ON SATURDAY, BROWARD COLLEGE WAS THERE.

THEY'VE BEEN COMING TO ALL OF OUR COMMUNITY EVENTS AND THERE WERE EVERY TIME I WALKED BY.

A LOT OF RESIDENTS STANDING AT THAT TABLE AND SOME I TALKED TO THEM AND SOME THAT WERE SIGNING UP. SO IT'S GREAT.

AND I THINK WE HAVE A LOT OF INTEREST, WHICH IS GOOD.

IT'S A TWO YEAR EXTENDABLE PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR OLD COLLEGE.

SO WE'LL BE ROLLING OUT PROGRAMING.

I WANTED TO MENTION IN FUTURE SEMESTERS THAT'S IMPORTANT FOR SMALL BUSINESS AND

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT AS WELL.

OUR FIRST SEMESTER WILL INCLUDE, AS YOU KNOW, IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP WORKSHOP.

BUT FUTURE OFFERINGS WITH BROWARD, WE'VE DISCUSSED WITH THEM INCLUDE PARTNERING WITH OUR INNOVATION HUB AND STARTUP NOW ACCELERATOR, AS WELL AS THEIR MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER TO BASICALLY PROVIDE OFFERINGS FOR A COHORT OF TAMARACK ENTREPRENEURS.

SO STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO ON THAT.

YOU JUST CHOOSE THE WORD ACCOUNT.

YET ANOTHER WORKFORCE PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM I WANTED TO MENTION IS OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH FORT LAUDERDALE EXECUTIVE AIRPORT AND ATLANTIC TECHNICAL COLLEGE.

THIS IS A BRAND NEW EFFORTS TO BASICALLY PROMOTE THEIR AVIONICS SYSTEMS TECHNICIANS PROGRAM, WHICH IS FOR ELECTRONICS, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR.

IT'S A 12 MONTH PROGRAM.

IT'S A FAST GROWING AVIATION IS A FAST GROWING INDUSTRY HERE WITH WELL-PAYING JOBS, INCLUDING JOBS WITH OUR AVIATION COMPANIES THAT ARE LOCATED ON THE EAST SIDE OF TAMARACK IN AND AROUND THE FORT LAUDERDALE EXECUTIVE AIRPORT.

SO IT'S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY, WE THINK, FOR OUR RESIDENTS, SOME OF WHOM ARE IN WALKING DISTANCE OF THE AIRPORT AND THE AVIATION COMPANIES.

THEY'RE. AT THE END OF LAST YEAR, WE DID A TARGETED GEO CODE FACEBOOK PROMOTION ON SOCIAL MEDIA TO TUMERIC RESIDENTS FOR THE VERY FIRST AVIONICS COURSE THAT STARTED IN JANUARY AND WE HAD TO 2 RESIDENTS HAVE SIGNED UP FOR THAT PROGRAM AND WE'LL BE PROMOTING THE SKILLS TRAINING OPPORTUNITY AGAIN AND WORKING ON SOME SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE NEXT COURSE. THAT STARTS IN AUGUST.

IT'S A GREAT CAREER OPPORTUNITY, I THINK, FOR OUR RESIDENTS.

WE PARTNERED TO I WANT TO DIMENSIONED WITH GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE ALLIANCE.

THEIR PROSPERITY BROWARD PROGRAM.

WHO IS SUPPORTING OUR PROMOTIONAL EFFORTS ON THIS TO SPREAD THE WORD ON THESE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR RESIDENTS? I WANTED TO ALSO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES AND KEY PARTNERSHIPS, OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM WILL OF COURSE, CONTINUE TO BE FOCUSED ON HELPING AND SUPPORTING OUR EXISTING BUSINESSES AND TAMARACK.

THIS YEAR WE WILL BE HOSTING BUSINESS JUST FOR EXAMPLE, THIS YEAR WE HOSTING BUSINESS ROUNDTABLES. THE NEXT ONE WILL BE ON APRIL 6TH.

WE'RE CO-HOSTING THIS WITH THE CHAMBER ABOUT SIGNAGE, ZONING AND SIGNAGE, BUSINESS SIGNAGE. WE'RE SEEKING TAMARACK BUSINESS EMPLOYED AS OUR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT STAFF IS RIGHT NOW AT THE DIRECTION OF THE COMMISSION IN THE PROCESS OF EVALUATING OUR COMMERCIAL SIGNAGE ZONING CODE.

SO WE WANTED TO ASK OUR BUSINESS OWNERS FOR THEIR INPUT, OF COURSE, AS WE GO THROUGH THIS EVALUATION PROCESS.

ANOTHER ROUNDTABLE I'D LIKE TO DO LATER THIS YEAR, ONCE WE HOPEFULLY HAVE A NEW INCENTIVE PROGRAM IN PLACE, IS TO HOST A ROUNDTABLE WITH OUR EXISTING RETAIL PLAZA OWNERS TO DISCUSS AND PROMOTE THAT NEW PROGRAM OPPORTUNITY.

IN ADDITION, OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM WILL BE FOCUSED ON SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DURING THE COMING YEAR AHEAD.

I WANT TO CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN OUR PARTNERSHIPS WITH OTHER AGENCIES THAT CAN BE A GREAT RESOURCE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES.

IN ADDITION TO OUR OFFERINGS WITH BROWARD COLLEGE, WE WILL ALSO CONTINUE OUR STRONG PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BROWARD COUNTY OFFICE OF ECONOMIC AND SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT.

LAST FALL, WE PARTNERED WITH SVT WITH SANDY MICHAEL MCDONALD TO PROMOTE ONE OF THE BIGGEST SMALL BUSINESS CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES I THINK THAT WE HAVE OUT THERE RIGHT NOW, WHICH IS A PENNY SIRTEX PROGRAM.

HE CAME INTO DID A PROGRAM WITH THE TAMARACK COMMUNITY CENTER FOR BUSINESS OWNERS, VERY WELL RECEIVED, EXTREMELY INFORMATIVE.

SO I'D LOVE TO BRING HIM BACK IF WE CAN.

AGAIN THIS YEAR AND MAKE SURE WE HAVE A LOT OF BUSINESSES PARTICIPATING.

ALSO THIS YEAR, DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF MAY, THE CITY WILL PARTNER WITH THE CHAMBER IN RECOGNIZING AND PROMOTING OUR GREAT LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES DURING NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK. WE ALSO PLAN TO PARTNER AGAIN WITH THE CHAMBER IN SUPPORTING THEIR SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY EFFORTS DURING THE HOLIDAYS AND NOVEMBER, AS WELL AS THEIR TASTE OF THE TASTE OF TAMARACK AND OCTOBER.

AND I MENTIONED EARLIER OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH A BIT OF FORT LAUDERDALE ALLIANCE, WHICH IS OUR REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY.

AND THEY'VE BEEN EXTREMELY HELPFUL IN PROVIDING RESOURCES AND CONNECTIONS THROUGH THE PROSPERITY BROKER PROSPERITY BROWARD PROGRAM IN THE LAST YEAR.

WE'LL CONTINUE TO WORK VERY CLOSELY WITH THE ALLIANCE.

THEY'VE BEEN GREAT PARTNERS FOR US.

IN FACT, I JUST JOINED THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS THIS YEAR AND I'M SERVING AS THE VISE CHAIR ON THE PERMANENT COUNCIL.

THEY'RE A GREAT ORGANIZATION.

I THINK REALLY HELPING US OUT HERE IN TAMARACK AS WELL.

THANK YOU FOR DOING THAT, SIR. FIRST.

SO OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IS GOING TO CONTINUE TO BE FOCUSED ON IMPLEMENTING OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC PLAN, WHICH AGAIN WAS ADOPTED IN MIDDLE OF 2018.

WE WILL. THERE'S A COUPLE OF JUST PROGRAMS THAT I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT.

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BASICALLY, EVERYTHING I'VE MENTIONED TODAY IS PULLED FROM IMPLEMENTING THE STRATEGIC PLAN. BUT THERE ARE A COUPLE OF THINGS I WANTED TO MENTION.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, THIS HERE, OF COURSE, IS THE BIANNUAL BUSINESS SURVEY.

SO WE'LL BE IT'S ACTUALLY MENTIONED IN THE STRATEGIC PLAN HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO CANVASS OUR BUSINESS OWNERS. WHAT ARE THE ISSUES MOST IMPORTANT TO THEM SO THAT WE'LL BE WORKING ON THIS HERE AS WELL, WHERE WE'RE WORKING TO BEGIN PLANNING FOR A PILOT PLACEMAKING PROJECT, WHICH WAS CALLED FORMAS STRATEGIC PLAN.

THERE'S PLANNING UNDERWAY NOW FOR DESIGNING A BEST BOX PILOT PLACEMAKING PROJECT.

SO WE ARE WORKING ON THAT, TOO.

THAT'S WILL BE COMING WITHIN THE NEXT YEAR TO.

WE WILL ALSO TO CONTINUE TO INVEST, WHICH IS REALLY IMPORTANT AND WAS HIGHLIGHTED IN OUR PLAN. CONTINUE TO INVEST IN EXPANDED MARKETING AND OUTREACH TO ATTRACT INVESTMENT INTO DENMARK. THE IMPORTANCE OF BRANDING TAMARACK IS BEING OPEN FOR BUSINESS THAT WE'RE MORE THAN A RETIREMENT COMMUNITY, THAT TAMARA OFFERS LOTS OF OPPORTUNITY FOR REDEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH, THAT WE ARE BUSINESS FRIENDLY AND TO COME GROW WITH US, WHICH IS COMMISSIONER BLANCO'S NEW TAGLINE THAT I'D LIKE TO ADOPT.

IN CLOSING, I JUST WANTED TO SAY ALL OF THE PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES THAT WE HAVE UNDERWAY ARE IN SUPPORT OF IMPLEMENTING OUR PLAN.

THEY'RE DESIGNED TO SUPPORT SMART GROWTH AND INCREASED CORPORATE PROSPERITY IN TAMARACK, BOTH FOR OUR RESIDENTS AND FOR BUSINESSES.

WE ALSO, OF COURSE, WANT TO IMPROVE OUR COMMERCIAL TAX BASE AND TAMARA AS WELL.

BUT ULTIMATELY, IT'S OUR GOAL TO HAVE A HEALTHY AND VIBRANT, INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY WITH A THRIVING ECONOMY.

WE HAVE A LOT OF GREAT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS UNDERWAY.

AND TAMARA. I HOPE YOU CAN SEE WE'RE INVESTING A LOT OF EFFORT IN NEW PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES AS WE REBUILD AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AND IMPLEMENT OUR PLAN.

SO WITH THAT, I'D LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND SEE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU.

VERY NICELY DONE.

AND YES, SURE, THERE ARE PLENTY OF QUESTIONS.

I KNOW THAT SOME OF US WHO HAVE DRILLING IN SOME RESPECTS WANTING TO KNOW THE INCENTIVE PLANS AND ALL THE OTHER GOOD STUFF THAT'LL COME DOWN DOWN THE PIKE.

BUT WE'LL BE PATIENT BECAUSE YOU'VE GIVEN US A LOT HERE.

ONE MORE ONE MORE MONTH IN TIME, THOSE LINES.

I'M GOING TO JUST JUMP IN HERE FOR ONE ITEM THAT I WANT TO.

I LIKE ALL THE NEW INITIATIVES THAT YOU'RE DOING.

I WAS JUST CURIOUS ON OUR NEW WEB SITE FOR THE BUSINESSES.

WILL THERE BE SOMETHING LIKE A CHECKLIST OF HOW TO OPEN A BUSINESS? YES, I'M RIGHT. SO WE'RE ACTUALLY WORKING ON UPDATING.

WE HAVE A PATHWAY TO STARTING A BUSINESS IN TAMARACK.

WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON UPDATING THAT.

SO, YES, THAT WILL BE A PART OF THE WEBSITE AS WELL AS SOME, BECAUSE ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE HEAR FROM PEOPLE WHEN THEY ARE GOING TO LOOK FOR SPACE, AT LEAST THE SPACE, THEY DON'T KNOW CERTAIN THINGS THEY CAN AND CANNOT DO, THE LIMO'S MAY NOT BE AWARE IT WOULD BE HELPFUL FOR US TO ALSO MAYBE EDUCATOR REMILLARD, PROBABLY MANAGERS AS WELL TO HELP WHEN THE NEW BUSINESS IS COMING IN THAT THEY HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT THEY CAN AND CANNOT DO IN THE SPACE IN WHICH THEY WANT TO LEASE, BECAUSE IT'S VERY HARD TO HAVE PEOPLE SAY THEY SPENT A LIFE SAVINGS TRYING TO START A BUSINESS AND THEN REALIZED THAT THEY WERE NOT ABLE TO BE THERE. ABSOLUTELY.

AND THAT'S, I THINK, PART OF THE BOSS PROGRAM AS WELL.

I THINK IT'S BEEN A CONCERTED EFFORT OF THE CITY, WHICH I THINK IS FABULOUS TO MAKE SURE.

AND WE WANT TO PROMOTE THAT ON THE WEBSITE, TOO, BEFORE PEOPLE SIGN A LEASE.

THEY MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE COMING TO US.

AND WE HAVE ALL THE DEPARTMENTS LOOKING AND TURNING IT AROUND WITHIN 24 HOURS TO LET THEM KNOW IF THERE MIGHT BE ANY ISSUES WITH THAT LOCATION.

MR. GAGNON. LADIES AND GENTS, I REALLY AM GOING TO NEED TO ASK YOU TO FLIP IN AND PERTH OVER SO I CAN SEE BECAUSE WE'VE GOT A LOT OF STUFF ON THE TABLES HERE.

THANK YOU. MACHINE-GUN. YOU KNOW, THE YOU KNOW, WHEN HE WAS YOU KNOW, IT WAS THESE ECONOMIC SHOWS LIKE BLOOMBERG, CNBC.

EVERYONE TALKS ABOUT RETAIL IS DEAD BECAUSE OF AMAZON TECHNOLOGY.

SO IS RETAIL DEAD? NO, I DON'T THINK RETAIL IS DEAD.

IT'S CHANGING SIGNIFICANTLY.

BUT CERTAINLY BRICK AND MORTAR IS STILL SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE WANT TO GO AND VISIT.

BUT THE FOOTPRINTS ARE CHANGING.

SO IT IS IT IS SOMETHING THAT'S CHANGING.

AND I THINK WHAT PEOPLE ARE SEEKING NOW ARE MORE LIFESTYLE TYPE EXPERIENCES.

SO THE NATURE OF HOW RETAIL PLAZAS ARE CONFIGURED RATED, INCLUDING HEALTH CARE, YOU KNOW, GYMS AND MEDICAL OFFICES, AND KIND OF CHANGING THE MIX OF WHAT THEY USED TO BE TRADITIONALLY IS WHAT WE'RE SEEING NOW.

BUT WE'RE STILL SEEING RETAILERS HAVE BRICK AND MORTAR.

SO I CAN'T ANSWER MY SECOND QUESTION.

SO IF RETAIL IS NOT DEAD, WHAT KIND OF BUSINESSES ARE WE LOOKING TO ATTRACT? YOU KNOW, I THINK IT'S A MIX.

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AND SO WE'RE LOOKING FOR FOOD AND BEVERAGE, CERTAINLY.

THAT'S, I THINK, SOMETHING THAT THE COMMUNITY HAS BEEN ASKING FOR AS WELL.

AND IT'S JUST WHAT THE MARKET WILL BEAR.

SO IT'S A COMBINATION OF BOTH THINGS.

WE HAVE OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN CERTAIN PLAZAS AND YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT THE MIX THAT'S WITHIN THAT AND WHAT POTENTIALLY OUR COMMUNITY IS LOOKING FOR.

AND THOSE ARE THE TYPES OF BUSINESSES THAT YOU TARGET.

RIGHT. HE SAID.

SO IT'S WHAT THE MARKET WILL BEAR.

AND THAT'S THAT'S WHAT SOME OF THE RETAILERS ARE SAYING ALSO.

SO DO WE BEAT THE RETAIL REQUIREMENTS THAT SOME OF THESE WORKERS ARE LOOKING FOR? YEAH, WELL, SHE'S GIVEN OUR AREA RIGHT SANDWICHED BETWEEN CLOSE FRIENDS AND SODOMIZE AND THEY HAVE A BETTER ATTRACTION TO THE RETAIL MARKETS.

SO I THINK THAT'S CERTAINLY WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN WHO WE CHOOSE TO TALK TO TARGET.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE.

EVERY RETAILER HAS THEIR SECRET SAUCE FOR IT FOR WHAT KIND OF PLACES, THOUGH, THEY'RE LOOKING TO GO INTO. SO THEY CAN'T BE TOO CLOSE TO ANOTHER LOCATION AND SO ON.

SO WE MAKE SURE IF WE KNOW WHAT THEIR SECRET SOURCES AND A LOT OF THEM WILL SHARE THAT SOME OF THEM WANT. WE WE TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT IT IS THAT THEY'RE LOOKING FOR IN A COMMUNITY AND TRY AND TALK TO THOSE COMPANIES THAT ARE A GOOD FIT.

AND HOW IS OUR DEVELOPMENT CHANGING? I GUESS OUR SOURCE TO MAKE IT ATTRACTIVE TO WHATEVER THEIR SECRET SOURCE IS, I THINK ONE OF THE BEST THINGS THAT'S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW THAT WILL HELP ATTRACT MORE RETAIL AND RESTAURANTS IS OUR GROWING POPULATION.

CERTAINLY ADDING ALL OF THE RESIDENTIAL EVERY EVERY RETAILER LOOKS AT YOUR POPULATION AND DENSITY AND SO ON.

SO I THINK, YOU KNOW, THEY LOOK AT OTHER THINGS TO INCOME AND AGE.

BUT I THINK THE FACT THAT OUR POPULATION IS GROWING A LOT OF TIMES I THINK RETAILERS HAVE THERE IS AN EQUILIBRIUM.

AND SO SOMETHING NEEDS TO CHANGE.

YOU'D HAVE THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF RETAIL SOMETIMES FOR ABOUT FOR THE COMMUNITY THAT YOU HAVE. BUT THE FACT THAT WE HAVE A GROWING POPULATION AND CHANGING DEMOGRAPHIC, IT'S BECOMING YOUNGER AND SO ON.

I THINK THAT'S THAT HELPS US TO ATTRACT MORE RETAIL AND RESTAURANTS.

AND WHAT'S TAMWORTH'S MEDIAN INCOME FOR RESIDENTS? I THINK WE'RE AT FORTY EIGHT.

I SHOULD KNOW THAT OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD.

BUT IT'S A GIVE OR TAKE.

IS THAT SKEWED BY A FACTOR? AND THE BIG KINGSPORT POINT POPULATION WHERE YOU HAVE A BLOCK OF RESIDENTS THAT ARE NOT GENERATING THE TYPICAL INCOME THAT REGULAR WORKING PEOPLE.

SO COULD THAT NUMBER BE HIGHER IF WE WERE TO EXCLUDE KINGS POINT? DOES IT AUTOMATICALLY EXCLUDE CAN POINT IN ITS NATURAL CALCULATION? TYPICALLY WHAT A RETAILER WILL ALWAYS WANT A RETAIL OVERDUE.

THEY'RE LOOKING AT SPECIFIC LOCATIONS AND THEY'RE LOOKING AT A RADIUS.

YOU KNOW, THE POLITICAL BOUNDARY OF THE CITY OF TAMARACK IS NOT SOMETHING THAT A RETAILER IS PARTICULARLY CONCERNED ABOUT.

YOU'RE LOOKING AT A 1 3 5 NUMBER.

SO I THINK THAT'S WHEN WE'RE SITTING DOWN WITH SOMEBODY AND TARGETING A CERTAIN KIND OF TYPE OF A BUSINESS. WE'RE COMING IN WITH THOSE DEMOGRAPHICS.

DOES THAT ANSWER YOUR QUESTION? KIND OF. ESMAT? USE DIVISIVELY. YOU ARE THE MAN.

HE LOOKS AT GOVERNMENTS. I KNOW I DID, BUT I WAS GOING FOR YOU, BUT I WENT WITH HER FIRST LAST TIME. SO I AM TRYING.

I TRY TO SWITCH IT OUT. STILL GET MR. GOODVIN. I KNOW IT'S NOT A PROBLEM AND THEY USED IT.

PROCEED. AND SHE LOVES IT, TOO.

OKAY. I DO NOT KNOW THAT WE SPOKE TO SPOOK ABOUT HOW MUCH MUCH DETAIL, BUT.

WHEN I PASS BY TIEBACK VILLAGE, IT JUST LOOKS LIKE A BUNCH OF APARTMENTS GOING UP.

IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE.

WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE ON THIS PHOTO.

SO THIS PHOTO THAT WAS SELLING LOOKS LIKE A LOT OF RETAIL SHOPS DOWNSTAIRS, KINDA LIKE BAR HARBOR ISH.

BUT THEN WHEN YOU PASS BY, IT LOOKS LIKE A HUGE APARTMENT BUILT A HUGE APARTMENT BUILDING LIKE IN THE WEST.

SO KIND OF GIVE US A ZOOM IN ON A BIT OF UPDATE AS TO HOW WE'RE GOING TO MERGE THE RETAIL SPACE WITH THE COMMERCIAL, WITH THE RESIDENTIAL.

ARE WE BUILDING RESIDENTIAL FIRST AND THEN RETAIL AFTER SO THAT THE RESIDENTS SUPPORT THE COMMERCIAL? YES, JUST SOME OF THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT'S HAPPENING.

SO THE RESIDENTIAL IS HAPPENING NOW AND THE COMMERCIAL IS GOING TO BE NEXT.

AND SO I THINK THAT'S GREAT FOR ATTRACTING RETAILERS.

SO, YOU KNOW, WE STARTED WORKING WITH OUR RETAIL BROKER, CAME ON BOARD LAST YEAR, AND SO I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THEM ON THIS.

BUT WE STARTED PROMOTING IT LAST SUMMER, EVEN THOUGH THE CONSTRUCTION HASN'T STARTED YET.

ON THE COMMERCIAL COMPONENT, IT SHOULD BE STARTING SOON.

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BUT THE IDEA IS TO FINISH THE RESIDENTIAL COMPONENT, WHICH IS GOOD BECAUSE IT HELPS US IN TALKING TO POTENTIAL RETAILERS.

YOU KNOW, ALL THE ADDITIONAL RESIDENTS THAT ARE COMING IN.

OK. AND THE COMMERCIAL SIDE IS GOING TO BE TO THE EAST OF THE BUILDING ON THAT VACANT LOT. YES. OK.

AND THEN COULD IT BE THAT WE.

WE DON'T ATTRACT ENOUGH INVESTORS FOR THE COMMERCIAL SIDE THAT WE THEN SAY, LET'S NOT BUILD COMMERCIAL ANYMORE.

LET'S BUILD RESIDENTIAL ON THIS, OR IS IT SET IN STONE THAT WE WILL BUILD COMMERCIAL AND THE RETAIL SPACE? WHAT WE'RE ADVERTISING HERE NO MATTER WHAT? I DON'T KNOW. THAT'S A QUESTION FOR GLORIA OR MY CITY MANAGER.

I'LL SPEAK TO THE WAY THAT THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WAS STRUCTURED WAS THAT THERE'S A THREE PHASE DEVELOPMENT.

SO WHAT YOU'VE HEARD SO FAR IS THAT THE APARTMENTS THAT ARE GOING UP THAT YOU SEE ARE THE FIRST PHASE OF THE DEVELOPMENT THAT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY THE COMMERCIAL COMBINATION OF COMMERCIAL. SO WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THIS TIME, AS YOU'VE HEARD, IS THAT LAWRIE'S WORKING WITH. OCCUPY THAT SPACE.

SO THEY NEED TO GET THAT SPACE PRE-SOLD BEFORE THEY CONSTRUCT.

SO MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THEY ARE HAVING SUCCESS AND THAT THEY ARE COMING IN FOR THE FIRST BUILDING OF.

SO AT THIS POINT, WE SEE THAT THEY WILL BE BUILDING ALL THE COMMERCIAL NOW IF IF FOR SOME REASON THEY DON'T OR THEY CAN'T.

THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT THAT THE COMMISSION APPROVED ALLOWS CITY TO RETAIN OWNERSHIP OF THAT. ALL RIGHT.

SO THAT WE CAN CONTROL WHETHER OR NOT IT GOES OR WE'RE NOT USED OR FOR ANOTHER.

JAKE AOM COULD COME IN AND.

FOR THAT TO BE REPURPOSED FOR ADDITIONAL RESIDENTIAL, BUT THE WAY THAT THE DEVELOPMENT AND. WE NEED TO REMEMBER WE ARE STILL THE OWNERS OF THE PROPERTY.

SO THAT REALLY RISK THAT AN ARREST IN.

SO SO WHAT? WHAT I'M HEARING IS STOMACH VILLAGE LOOKS PROMISING.

AND THEY ARE SELLING IT OUT.

BUT THERE IS ALWAYS A POSSIBILITY THAT THEY WOULD COME IN AND REPURPOSE PURPOSE COMMERCIAL SUBJECTS TO COMMISSION APPROVAL TO MAKE MORE RESIDENTIAL.

OK. ALL RIGHT.

SO CAN I ASK FOR A CLARIFICATION ON YOUR STATEMENT, PLEASE? YOU CAN ASK ME WHEN I'M FINISHED WITH YOUR ASSESSMENT.

I UNDERSTAND. BUT I HAVE THE FLOOR.

YES, YOU DO. OK. SO, LORI, I WANT YOU TO KIND OF WORK WITH WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIVISION WORK WITH THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT.

WE KNOW THAT A LOT OF TIMES.

OUR BUSINESS OWNERS ARE FRUSTRATED WITH THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT.

WITH A CAVEAT. SOMETIMES IT IS NOT THE GOLDEN DEPT'S FAULT.

THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS AND THEY'RE GETTING A LITTLE BIT FRUSTRATED BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, THEY ARE SAYING THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT NEEDS TO DO THIS.

BUT SOMEBODY IS HOLDING THEM BACK AND THAT'S THE STUFF.

AND SOMETIMES WHEN YOU INVESTIGATE IT, THEY HAD NEEDED TO DO SOMETHING IN ORDER TO MOVE THE PROCESS ALONG. HOWEVER, I BELIEVE THAT IF BOTH THE DEPARTMENTS WERE TOGETHER TO SAY, OK, WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON? WHAT BUSINESSES ARE COMING IN? HOW CAN WE WORK TOGETHER TO KIND OF MOVE THAT PROCESS ALONG? I THINK IT WOULD BE A GOOD MARRIAGE WITH WITH BOTH DEPARTMENT.

TAKE THAT FOR WHAT IT IS.

KIND OF GO BACK AND PONDER.

IT IS BY NO MEANS DIRECTING YOU TO DO ANYTHING, BECAUSE, OF COURSE, I'D NEED THE CONSENSUS TO DO THAT.

BUT IT IS FOR YOU TO GO BACK AND THINK ABOUT HOW THAT COULD DEVELOP AND EVOLVE INTO SOMETHING. BECAUSE I SEE AN OPPORTUNITY HERE FOR YOUR DEPARTMENT TO KIND OF WORK WITH THE BULLY APARTMENT TO MAKE AND TO MOVE THAT PROCESS FORWARD AND YOU FACE LIT UP.

SO I THINK THAT'S THAT'S A GOOD SIGN.

I AGREE. I THINK, YOU KNOW, OUR WEBSITE IS GONNA BE AN EXCELLENT TOOL FOR THAT AND TRYING TO MAKE IT AS CLEAR AS POSSIBLE AS PEOPLE HEAD INTO THE PROCESS.

THEY UNDERSTAND WHAT TO DO.

I AGREE. IF WE CAN ROLL OUT CAUSE BECAUSE APRIL IS COMING UP

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AND CERTAINLY BEFORE THE PUBLIC GETS INFORMATION ABOUT SAVING THE CITY, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE INFORMATION UNSAFE IN THE CITY.

SO WHERE THE BUS STOPS ARE GOING TO BE KIND OF TOWARDS.

ARE GOING TO BE PROVIDED THE COST INVOLVED WHERE THE BUSES ARE STOPPING ALL THAT STUFF.

IF YOU CAN PROVIDE THAT TO ME AND CERTAINLY TO THE REST OF MY COLLEAGUES, THAT BIG DUBIE.

GREAT. I WANT TO SEE WHAT WE'RE SENDING OUT BEFORE IT GOES OUT.

NOT THAT WE ARE GOING TO APPROVE OR DISAPPROVE WHAT YOU'RE SENDING, BUT FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES. I THINK THAT THE COMMISSION NEEDS TO HAVE THIS KIND OF THING AND HAVE IT TIMELY, BECAUSE IF YOU'RE GOING TO DO THIS IN APRIL AND THEN MARCHES NEXT WEEK, YOU KNOW, WE KIND OF SHOULD HAVE IT ALREADY WITH.

I BELIEVE THAT WE'RE THE FACE OF THE CITY AND RESIDENTS COME TO US FIRST.

THEY DON'T KNOW WHO LORI IS.

CERTAINLY NO. WHO DOESN'T LIKE IT WITH NO COMMUNITY.

RIGHT. SO IT'S LIKE THEY'RE GOING TO COME TO US FIRST FOR THE INFORMATION IF WE DON'T HAVE IT. YEAH, THAT'S.

SO WE HAVE I HAVE A LOT OF DETAILED INFORMATION THAT I NEED TO GET TO YOU A LITTLE, CERTAINLY TO YOU WHILE BEFORE THE NEXT TIME AROUND.

OK. WHILE YOU WERE GIVING THE UPDATE, I SENT YOU AN E-MAIL REQUESTING A COPY OF THIS UPDATE. I THINK IT WAS NICELY DONE.

I APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH AND HAS LOTS OF DETAILED INFORMATION.

AND IT'S CERTAINLY SOME INFORMATION THAT I CAN USE WHEN TALKING TO MY RESIDENTS.

SO I REQUESTED A COPY OF IT.

SURE, THE COMMISSION WOULD PROBABLY WANT A COPY OF IT AS WELL.

SO IF YOU COULD SEND A COPY TO ME, THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

ABSOLUTELY. AND LASTLY, ALLEGEDLY BROWARD COLLEGE.

THE PROGRAMS THAT ARE BEING OFFERED.

ARE WE GOING TO GET THE STUDENTS THAT ARE ENROLLED? WILL THEY BE RECEIVING A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION WHEN THEY FINISH? BECAUSE SOME OF THE COURSES.

FOR INSTANCE, SAYS.

LAND THAT JOB WORKSHOP, IS IT JUST A WORKSHOP THAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO TO KIND OF INFORMATION AND HOW TO LAND THAT JOB? OR IS IT THAT THEY'RE GOING TO GET A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION THAT THEY CAN SHOW TO SAY, HEY, I DID THIS COURSE? SO IF, FOR INSTANCE, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION FOR THAT PARTICULAR COURSE, WHAT COURSES WOULD BE A CERTIFIED CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION FOR OR WILL THEY EVEN GET A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION? WELL, SO THE OFFERINGS FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER ARE BROKEN OUT INTO CERTIFICATION COURSES AND WORKSHOPS. SO THE CERTIFICATION COURSES, THEY WILL GET A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION.

THE WORKSHOPS ARE MORE INFORMATIONAL.

SO THERE ISN'T A CERTIFICATE FOR THOSE.

OK. SO IF YOU COULD SEND ME AND THE REST OF OUR COMMISSION JUST WHAT COURSE IS.

THE RESIDENTS OR THE PARTICIPANTS WILL GET A CERTIFICATE FOR.

I KNOW THAT SOME OF THEM SEE THE WORKSHOP PLAINLY AND SOME OF THEM DON'T.

THEY JUST WANT TO BE SURE.

WHAT I AM PROMOTING.

SURE. AND TO PROMOTE THE RIGHT INFORMATION WITH THAT.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'D WORK WITH THE EPA OR IT WOULD BE YOU THAT COULD SEND US A PRESS RELEASE SO THAT WE CAN PROVIDE INFORMATION TO OUR RESIDENTS TELLING THEM OF THESE COURSES AS WELL AND WHETHER THEY'RE GOING TO BE OFFERED IN THAT SORT OF STUFF.

CERTAINLY THE FLYER IS GOOD INFORMATION, BUT WE DON'T JUST WANT TO SEND A FLYER TO OUR COMMUNITY. SOME PEOPLE ARE MORE PROFESSIONAL THAN NOT AND THEY WANT TO GET ABOVE A FLYER.

SO IF YOU CAN SEND A PRESS RELEASE, THEN WE'LL SEND THAT INFORMATION OUT.

THAT WOULD BE VERY GOOD.

FINALLY, I SEE THIS PICTURE ON THE SECOND PAGE.

I'LL SEE YOU GUYS IN ORLANDO WITH DEBRA AND YOU ALL LOOK ABSOLUTELY STUNNING AND I WISH I COULD HAVE BEEN THERE TO BEBE, THE TOKEN GUY.

BUT, YOU KNOW, NEXT YEAR I THINK IT'S A.

THANK YOU. LAST MINUTE, I WANTED TO UNDERSTAND A STATEMENT THAT YOU SAID FOR A TOWN LIKE VILLAGE. I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S CLARIFICATION FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE OR IF I HEARD IT WRONG

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ON. IF THE PROJECT.

FOR THE COMMERCIAL PRSA.

IS NOT SOLD OUT.

WELL, YOU RESTATE WHAT YOU HEARD SO I CAN.

THAT'S WHAT YOU SAID.

I KNOW WHAT YOU SAID SO I CAN MAKE SURE WHAT I HEARD.

OK. I HAVE A QUESTION IF THAT'S OK.

OK. SO SOME BY MY CLONE, LIKE A BETTER WORD IS.

THAT TAMARA VILLAGE WILL BE BUILT.

SO WE HAVE RESIDENTIAL GOING UP.

AND THEN WE HAVE A VACANT PIECE OF LAND TO THE EAST.

AND IT SEEMS LIKE, YES.

THE OTHER THING IS, IS ONE, TWO AND THREE ARE.

YOU KNOW, THEY ARE APPROVED BOX BUILDING PHASE 2, WHICH IS A COMMERCIAL SIDE.

SEEMS LIKE IT IS SUBJECT TO THE SPACES BEING SOLD OUT.

MR. SUNIT SUNESYS, ACCORDING TO J.

CHECK EM. IT SEEMS LIKE THEY'RE BEING SOLD OUT AND THEY'RE RIGHT ON TRACK.

AND THAT'S AND THAT'S THE STUFF.

IT'S IT'S IT LOOKS PROMISING.

BUT THEN HE WENT INTO SAYING THAT THERE'S ALWAYS A POSSIBILITY.

CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG. IT'S ALWAYS A POSSIBILITY THAT WHAT IF IT'S NOT SOLD OUT UNDER THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT, WE WOULD RETAIN THE COMMERCIAL SPACE.

AND AS A COMMISSION WE CAN DETERMINE IF THAT COMMERCIAL SPACE REMAIN RESIDENT WOULD REMAIN COMMERCIAL ONLY WOULD REPURPOSE IT.

I'M TRYING NOT TO USE PLANNING LINGO, SO I FEEL LIKE I'M A PLANNER THESE DAYS.

SO SO REPURPOSE THAT SPACE FROM COMMERCIAL TO RESIDENTIAL.

THERE'S ALWAYS A POSSIBILITY OF THAT SUBJECT TO COMMISSION APPROVAL.

OR J.K.

M COULD COME IN QUOTING THE CITY MANAGER, COULD COME IN AND SAY, HEY, WE ARE FINDING IT HARD TO BUILD MORE COMMERCIAL SPACE.

SO THE BEST THING FOR US NOW IS TO BUILD RESIDENTIAL.

AND THEY WOULD COME TO US AND SAY, HEY, CAN YOU REPURPOSE A COMMERCIAL LOT INTO RESIDENTIAL SO WE CAN BUILD? NOW, I RESTATED WHAT I SAID AND I PARAPHRASED WHAT THE CITY MANAGER SAID IN MY OWN WORDS.

MY DRAWBACK IS EVERY TIME WE PROMOTE TIMELIKE VILLAGE.

WE PROMOTE THIS PICTURE OF COMMERCIAL.

THIS PICTURE OF COMMERCIAL SPACE AND RETAIL SPACE.

I'M PUTTING IT OUT THERE THAT IF ANYBODY IS THINKING.

REPURPOSING THAT PIECE OF LAND FROM COMMERCIAL TO RESIDENTIAL BECAUSE I HAVE A SENSE OF SMELLING A RAT WHEN IT'S DEAD.

IF ANYBODY'S TRYING TO REPURPOSE COMMERCIAL TO RESIDENTIAL AT ANY GIVEN POINT IN THE FUTURE. I WILL BE HERE TO HEAR THAT COMING TO US.

SO LET'S JAQUI EM HEAR ME LOUD AND CLEAR.

AND I LIKE THEM. I THINK THEY DO GREAT WORK.

WHY AM I MOVING MY HANDS, IF YOU LIKE BERNIE SANDERS.

LET THEM BE VERY CLEAR.

LET THEM HEAR WHAT WE'RE SAYING.

WE DON'T WANT THAT PIECE OF LAND TO BE COMMERCIAL, TO BE RESIDENTIAL.

WE WANT IT TO BE COMMERCIAL.

THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE BEEN PROMOTING.

AND THIS IS WHAT WE WANT.

GET IT DONE. WE DON'T WANT TO HEAR OH, WE CAN'T SELL OFF THE COMMERCIAL.

OKAY. YEAH, YOU CAN'T SELL OUT THE COMMERCIAL WELL, IT'S GOING TO BE COMMERCIAL.

PERIOD, POINT BLANK IS WHAT WE'VE BEEN PROMOTING.

SO ANTENNAS WENT UP AND WHEN ANTENNAS GO UP.

YOU KNOW, SOMETHING IS IS UP.

SO I WILL BE HERE TO HEAR ANY KIND OF CHANGE, PERHAPS, OR PERHAPS NOT.

AND IF THERE IS A CHANGE, IF THERE IS A CHANGE TO TIMELIKE VILLAGE TO MAKE IT ALL RESIDENTIAL. YOU KNOW, MODERN BOLTON GOES DOOR TO DOOR AND I'LL GO DOOR TO DOOR CITYWIDE TO TELL ALL RESIDENTS HOW WE CHANGED FROM COMMERCIAL TO RESIDENTIAL.

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NOW THIS IS THIS AND I'VE GIVEN YOU MORE THAN YOU ASKED FOR.

YES, BECAUSE I JUST WANTED A VERIFICATION OF A PRONOUN BECAUSE YOU SAID THEY AND I WAS TRYING TO FIND OUT WHO THE DAY WAS WHEN YOU FIRST STATED IT.

SO I AM SUFFICIENTLY SATISFIED WITH YOUR RESPONSE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. BUT I DON'T WANT BEGINNERS TO GO WRONG.

BERNIE. GOOD. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

JUST FAMILIAR TO WORKING CLASS PEOPLE.

THANK YOU, BERNIE. SIR, ON THAT NOTE, I HAVE NOT HEARD ANY GRUMBLINGS AND WHERE ALL, AS FAR AS I'M AWARE, FULLY PUSHING FOR OUR BEAUTIFUL THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND TO FORTY THOUSAND SQUARE FEET OF COMMERCIAL SPACE.

FOOD FUN ARE SPLASHED OUT OF AMPHITHEATER ACRES OF PARK.

AWESOME WITH THAT SPACE AND THAT WE ARE ALL EXCITED FOR.

AND I BELIEVE ALL THE GOOD WORK THAT EVERYBODY HAS BEEN DOING TO PROMOTE IT IN OUR CITY AND THE GROWTH IN OUR CITY THAT WILL BRING IN RETAIL BECAUSE RETAIL IS NOT DEAD AT THE PLEASURE OF GOING TO AN ECONOMIC FORECASTS ON BREAKFAST LAST WEEK.

AND IT'S JUST IF YOU WANT TO USE THE WORD REPURPOSE IN SOME RESPECTS, REPURPOSE A DIFFERENT SHOE SIZE, A DIFFERENT FOOTPRINT IN ORDER TO GET DIFFERENT SIZED STORES IN THERE. ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ON OR TO BRING EVERYBODY IN.

AND ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS ABOUT HAVING BRAND NEW OPEN SPACE WITH AN IDEA WHERE YOU CAN FIT IT TO THE NEW NEEDS OF WHAT WE'VE GOT GOING VERSUS AN ALREADY BUILT OUT PLACE.

SO VERY EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

AND ACTUALLY, IF I COULD I MEAN, WE'VE BEEN WORKING SO CLOSELY WITH THE BROKER FOR TAMARA. AND CERTAINLY THE PARK AND THE FACT THAT WE'RE LOOKING TO PROGRAM THE PARK WITH HOW MANY EVENTS AND SOMETHING THAT THEY'RE SHARING AS THEY'RE WORKING TO RECRUIT BUSINESSES IN THERE HELPS MAKE THE SPACE MORE ATTRACTIVE, EVEN MORE SO.

AND WE'RE WORKING HARD NOT TO RETAIN AN ANCHOR TENANT.

SO FROM THEN ON ON THAT NOTE AND THEN I'LL PASS IT OVER TO MR. FISHMAN. I'VE ALREADY BEEN ASKED HOW SOMEBODY GOES ABOUT RENTING A PROPERTY IN THERE TO LIVE. SO THEY'RE VERY EXCITED.

SO MAYBE IN AN UPDATE YOU CAN SEND THAT TO US SO PEOPLE CAN KNOW WHERE THEY CAN FIND THEIR FUTURE HOME. SURE.

COMMISSIONER FISHMAN, THANK YOU.

I JUST HAVE TWO THINGS ON THE.

YOU MENTIONED THAT WE'RE DOING BUSINESS SURVEYS AND THAT THE WEBSITE WILL TELL BUSINESSES HOW TO GO FROM A TO Z TO BE ABLE TO OPEN A BUSINESS PROPERLY IN THE CITY.

WELL, THE WEB SITE HAVE.

A PLACE FOR RESIDENTS TO TELL US WHAT BUSINESSES THEY WANT TO SEE, WHAT RESTAURANTS, WHAT STORES THEY WANT TO SEE.

BECAUSE WHEN I GO TO EVENTS IN MY DISTRICT OR AROUND THE CITY, PEOPLE WANT TO SAY, HEY, HAVE WE THOUGHT OF THIS RESTAURANT OR HAVE WE APPROACHED THIS RESTAURANT IN CONJUNCTION TO THIS SPECIFIC PROPERTY? THAT'S WHAT I'D LIKE TO SEE US WORK ON AS WELL, BECAUSE OUR RESIDENTS ARE TELLING US WHAT THEY WANT TO SEE. AND THAT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE REACT TO THAT.

SO AS PART OF OUR SURVEYS THIS YEAR, THERE'S A RESIDENT SURVEY, A BUSINESS SURVEY.

SO I THINK THERE'LL BE OPPORTUNITY FOR RESIDENTS.

I HAVEN'T LOOKED AT THAT ONE, ACTUALLY, BUT I KNOW WE'RE WORKING ON IT AND I'M SURE THAT'LL BE A COMPONENT TO ASKING RESIDENTS FOR THEIR FEEDBACK.

GREAT. AND I'M VERY EXCITED BECAUSE WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT THE BIG BOX AND WOULD LOVE TO SEE IT HAPPEN.

I HAD SPOKEN TO A COUPLE FOLKS ABOUT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE BEST BOX, INCLUDING A PUBLIC ART COMPONENT, MAYBE GIVING OUR GRAFFITI ARTISTS A MORE CONSTRUCTIVE PLATFORM AND TYING THAT INTO THE BEST BOX PROGRAM.

EXCELLENT. SO ARE OUR PLANS AS FAR HAVE CERTAINLY INCORPORATED AN ART COMPONENT, AND SO WE'RE WORKING NOW ACROSS SEVERAL DEPARTMENTS, SO PARKS AND REC, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, SOMEONE ARE WORKING ON THE PRELIMINARY DESIGN, PHASE FOUR FOR THAT PROJECT.

THANK YOU. RICHARD BUTLER.

A VERY GOOD MARKETING TOOL.

YOU KIND OF THROW IT OUT THERE.

JESUS. AND THEN REALIZE SEEMS THAT WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO ALL THOSE UPDATES.

I HAVE TO TELL YOU, I KNOW YOU KNOW, THE YOU LIE PRESENTATION WE HAD WAS REALLY MY THE START OF MY EDUCATION AND REDEVELOPMENT.

AND IT'S BEEN A PROCESS BECAUSE I CAME IN MY FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE AND MADE MICHAEL CRAZY WITH. DO WE DO THIS? WHY DON'T WE DO THAT? WHY? SO I'VE LEARNED MY LESSON.

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I I THINK IT IS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I HAVE DONE RECENTLY IS DRIVEN AROUND A LOT OF OUR OTHER CITIES JUST TO SEE STYLE, SCOPE, HEIGHT OF BUILDINGS AND HOW THEY ARE REGULATED, NOT REGULATED, AND HOW THEY FIT IN.

I BELIEVE IN REDEVELOPMENT, BUT I FIRMLY BELIEVE IT HAS TO BE THE RIGHT PROJECT FOR THE RIGHT PLACE. I THINK ALL OF MY COLLEAGUES WOULD AGREE WITH THAT.

RETAIL IS CHANGING.

HOWEVER, IT DEFINITELY IS NOT DEAD FOR A COUPLE REASONS.

THE RETAILERS ARE REPURPOSING SOME OF THEIR SPACE IN MACY'S, FOR INSTANCE.

THEY HAVE STARBUCKS RIGHT INSIDE THE STORE.

SO THAT IS DRAGGING PEOPLE IN AND THEY'RE ALSO ABLE TO RENT OUT SOME OF THE SPACE WHICH MAKES IT MORE AFFORDABLE FOR THEM.

THE OTHER THING THAT'S HAPPENING IS PEOPLE ARE ORDERING ONLINE AND THEN GOING INTO THE STORE TO MAKE A RETURN OR AN EXCHANGE.

THEREFORE, YOU GOING INTO THE STORE AND WHILE YOU'RE THERE, I MIGHT AS WELL LOOK AROUND A LITTLE BIT. SO RETAIL DEFINITELY IS NOT DEAD.

I HAVE TO BELIEVE IT'S 400 RENTAL APARTMENTS THAT MANY RESIDENTS THERE THAT OUR RETAIL SPACE WILL DO WELL BECAUSE FIRST ON THE ROOFS, THEN COME THE RETAIL.

SO I AM CONFIDENT THAT I ALSO AGREE THAT SPACE NEEDS TO STAY RETAIL.

SO JUST PUT THAT ON ON RECORD.

TALK TO ME ABOUT THE MEDIAN INCOME.

HOW HOW WAS THAT UPDATED AND HOW OFTEN WE NOW WILL HAVE AN INFLUX OF NEW RESIDENTS.

WILL THAT GET CHANGED AT THAT POINT? PERFECT TIMING.

THE CENSUS. SO, YES, COMING SOON.

GOOD. SO YOU KNOW THAT THE INCOME AND EVERYTHING ELSE.

THAT'S HOW WE KNOW THAT'S THE BASE FOR ALL OF OUR DEMOGRAPHIC DATA.

ABSOLUTELY. AND WE DEFINITELY SAW THAT WHEN YOU TALK TO THESE RETAILERS.

THAT'S THE FIRST THING THEY WANT TO KNOW.

SO NOW WE NEED TO GET OUR UPDATED INFORMATION AND WE NEED TO PUMP IT OUT THERE.

SO I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO ALL OUR NEW PROJECTS.

I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR NEW PROGRAMS AND HOW WE'RE GOING TO HELP YOU.

IT'S GONNA BE A GOOD TIME. WE'RE SITTING ON THE MOVE.

COME WITH US. THANKS FOR MACHINE GUN.

WE HAVE WE HAVE WE HAVE COMPANY.

HOW DO WE USE HOW WE USE OUR COMPETITION? SO DO WE USE OUR COMPETITION AS LEVERAGE SOMETIMES? SO YOU HAVE THE BIG DEVELOPMENT BY SAWGRASS ACROSS FROM SAM'S CLUB AND ACROSS FROM.

THAT'S OUR TEASER OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, WHERE THEY PUT A NEW TOWERS, NEW SHOPS ON THE BOTTOM, SO IT SEEMS LIKE A NICE MIXED-USE PLACE.

THEN WE HAVE A TARGET.

SO THE FOLKS IN MOBILE WERE TELLING ME THAT I THINK THERE'S A PROPOSAL OUT THERE TO TURN THAT INTO A MIXED USE RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF RETAIL DEVELOPMENT.

SO WHEN YOU'RE WHEN YOU'RE DOING YOUR BIDS TO SOME OF THESE POTENTIAL RETAILERS, DO WE DO WE TALK ABOUT THE OVERALL MARKET OR ARE WE TALKING ABOUT JUST HOW AND WHY? BECAUSE THERE'S SUCH A THIN LINE BETWEEN SOME MINING TOWN MARKET SOMEWHAT.

RIGHT. THE OVERALL MARKET, DEFINITELY.

NO, THAT'S THAT'S THAT'S THE DATA THAT THEY'RE CONSIDERING.

SO THEY'RE LOOKING. THEY LOOK AT IT MORE IN TERMS OF A RADIUS 1, 1, 3, 5 AND 10.

SO WE GIVE THEM FOR THE DIFFERENT SITES THAT I KNOW WHERE WE KNOW WE'LL SUIT A SPECIFIC COMPANY THAT WE'RE TALKING TO.

WE GIVE THEM AND I GIVE THEM DEMOGRAPHIC DATA ON THOSE RADII.

OK. YEAH. SO. SO.

SO SOME OF THE DEVELOPMENT THAT'S HAPPENING IN OTHER CITIES IS BENEFITING US AS WELL.

AND SELLING POINT. NOW, THE QUESTION FOR SOME RETAILERS CHANGING.

WHAT YOU WERE IN CHICAGO WHEN THE FASHIONABLE WAS AROUND THAT KIND OF FELL APART.

BALTIMORE BEING TAKEN, CHUNKS OF IT WHERE THERE WASN'T A SUCCESSFUL RETAIL.

I THINK THEY'RE PUTTING THE BOY OUT THERE AND SOME OTHER STUFF.

SO THAT'S KIND OF WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR.

SHOPS WHERE IT'S WALKABLE AND PEOPLE CAN GO IN AND OUT.

ABSOLUTELY. OK.

YES. WE WANT TO ACTIVATE.

SO PART OF THE INCENTIVE PROGRAM, I DON'T WANT TO GET IN FRONT OF OURSELVES TOO MUCH BECAUSE WE'LL BE COMING BACK IN A MONTH, BUT IS TO REALLY TRY AND INCENTIVIZE A REFRESH FOR AN UPDATE, MODERNIZE SOME OF OUR RETAIL PLAZAS.

IT DEPENDS ON THE PROPERTY.

BUT TO DO THINGS TO ACTIVATE THOSE SPACES FOR THE TYPE OF RETAIL EXPERIENCE THAT PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR NOW. OK.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. I GUESS IT DEPENDS ON THE PROPERTY, ALSO DEPENDS ON THOSE PROPERTY

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OWNERS WHO OWN THE PROPERTY BECAUSE WE ARE FACILITATING THE CONVERSATION.

WE MAY WANT A LOT OF THINGS AND MAY ENCOURAGE A LOT OF THINGS IN THE FUTURE.

WE WILL INCENTIVIZE INCENTIVIZE SAYS, WELL, NOT ALL.

AND WE CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, SOMETIMES IT REALLY COMES DOWN TO THE PROPERTY OWNER.

SO BUT IT'S ALL GREAT AND WE'LL CONTINUE TO PUSH IN AS A CITY WILL ALL PUSH.

AND JUST A QUICK NOTE OUT THERE FOR PEOPLE TO REMEMBER THAT CENSUS IS VERY IMPORTANT.

FILL OUT YOUR DATA. IT'S CONFIDENTIAL.

SEVENTY TWO YEARS. YOU KNOW, THE ANSWER IS GIVE IT TO.

SO WE CAN GET FUNDING DOLLARS.

WE CAN ALSO BE ABLE TO PROGRAM AND BUILD ACCORDINGLY.

SO THAT'LL BE GREAT. ONE NOTE ON THE SAVOR THE FLAVOR IS VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT.

BUT WHEN YOU'RE I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE PLANS ARE IN THE STUFF.

BUT AS YOU'RE PLANNING IT, I HOPE YOU'RE KEEPING IN MIND THAT DURING APRIL WE HAVE RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS LIKE RAMADAN, PASSOVER.

PEOPLE CELEBRATE WHEN WE NEED TO KEEP THESE THINGS IN MIND.

EASTER IS JUST BEFORE LENT.

YEAH. SORRY. GO INTO THE FOOD YOU CAN'T HAVE.

BUT KEEPING THAT IN MIND FOR THE CULTURAL AND SOCIAL SENSITIVITY AS WHATEVER, PLENTY IS GOING FORTH. SO EVERYBODY CAN STILL ENJOY IT DURING THIS WONDERFUL.

SAVOR THE FLAVORS. SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND AT THIS TIME, IT IS 12:10.

I'M GOING TO CALL. HE SAYS TO ME.

EVERYBODY EAT UP AND WE'LL BE BACK HERE AT 1 O'CLOCK.

SORRY. YES.

I'M GOING BACK AT 1 1 O'CLOCK.

SEE YOU BACK HERE AT 1:00. THANK YOU.

WE NEED THAT FAST.

SO IT IS CURRENTLY 1 0 4.

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WE ARE BACK ON THE RECORD AND WE ARE WELCOMING.

MS. US RESOURCES DIRECTOR.

I JUST SAID THAT I'M FINE.

ANWSER CALHOUN AND WE'LL BE DOING A NUMBER THREE PRESENTATION ON LIVING WAGE AND PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE HIRING POLICY.

AND ALSO I WOULD LIKE YOU TO INCLUDE ON NO.7 FOR BAN THE BOX IN THERE AS IT ALL DEALS WITH HIRING PRACTICES PLACE THEY'LL DO.

GOOD AFTERNOON, MR. MAYOR.

MR. VISE, MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION, LORENZO CALHOUN, AS YOU STATED.

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES FOR THE CITY OF TAMYRA.

FOR THE PURPOSE OF OUR DISCUSSION, I KNOW THAT VIEWING CAN BE DIFFICULT SOMETIMES OF POWERPOINTS ARE PROVIDED TO POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS FOR YOU.

I WILL COVER TODAY LIVING WAGE, WHICH WOULD IMPACT OUR CURRENT EMPLOYEES BASED ON THE DECISIONS YOU MAKE HERE TODAY OR THE DIRECTION YOU GIVE ME, SHOULD I SAY.

AND ALSO WE WILL TALK ABOUT RESIDENT HIRING PREFERENCE, WHICH WOULD IMPACT OUR RESIDENTS IN THE COMMUNITY WHO ARE CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT WITH THE CITY.

AND AS MADAM MAYOR ASKS ME TO COVER ALSO A DISCUSSION ON BANDBOX, WHICH I WILL DO WITH THE CONCLUSION OF YOUR QUESTIONS.

SO FOR OUR INITIAL DISCUSSION, I WILL BE TALKING ABOUT LIVING WAGE.

MY STAFF HAS CONDUCTED SOME RESEARCH, BUT JUST FOR THE DISCUSSION HERE TODAY, ORDER TO COVER WHAT IS A LIVING WAGE AND LIVING WAGE IS THE MINIMUM INCOME REQUIRED FOR AN EMPLOYEE OR WORKER OR RESIDENT TO MEET THE BASIC NEEDS HOUSING, FOOD, CLOTHING, TRANSPORTATION BASED ON A GEOGRAPHIC AREA WHERE THEY LIVE.

SO IT CAN BE THEIR COUNTY, THEIR MS. APOLOGY OR THEIR CITY.

AND I WILL GET TO A POINT IN OUR PRESENTATION WHERE I WILL TALK ABOUT HOW THAT'S CALCULATED. RIGHT NOW, THE FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE IS SEVEN DOLLARS AND 25 CENTS PER HOUR AND THE STATE OF FLORIDA MINIMUM WAGE IS EIGHT DOLLARS AND FORTY SIX CENTS PER HOUR.

THERE IS CURRENTLY AN INITIATIVE PENDING BEFORE THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE FOR THE AMENDMENT TO WHERE THE GOAL IS TO INCREASE THE MINIMUM WAGE INCREMENTALLY OVER THE NEXT SIX YEARS TO GET US TO $15 AN HOUR BY HOUR.

SO IN RESPONSE TO VISE, MAYOR BOLTON'S REQUEST TO FORCE US TO LOOK INTO THIS, WE CONDUCTED SOME RESEARCH.

WE LOOKED AT 33 AGENCIES, OF WHICH WE RECEIVED 28 RESPONSES.

FOUR OF THE RESPONSES DID HAVE A LIVING WAGE.

TWENTY FOUR DID NOT.

AND I WILL CAPTURE AND THESE ARE SOME OF THE MUNICIPALITY WE TOOK A LOOK AT AS WELL AS BY OUR COUNTY. THESE ARE SOME OF THE BACKGROUND QUESTIONS THAT WE SHARED WITH THE AGENCIES THAT WE WE ACTUALLY TOOK A RESPONSE FROM.

DOES YOUR CITY HAVE A LIVING WAGE ORDINANCE OR A POLICY? IF YES, HOW MUCH IS IT? WHAT WAS IT? WAS IT AN ORDINANCE OR A POLICY? AND DOES IT GOVERN EMPLOYEES OR BUSINESSES? BECAUSE THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE EMPLOYEES AND THE BUSINESSES THAT ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A LIVING WAGE.

DID YOUR CITY BUDGET ADDITIONAL MONEY, WHICH IS IMPORTANT? AND IF YES, HOW MUCH? AND I SPOKE TO YOU A LITTLE BIT EARLIER IN THE PRESENTATION ABOUT THE LIVING WAGE CALCULATOR. M.I.T., THE UNIVERSITY, AS WELL AS A COMPANY WHICH HAS A UNIVERSAL CALCULATOR.

THEY COME UP WITH A FORMULA TO DETERMINE HOW MUCH AN INDIVIDUAL WILL NEED BASED ON BEING

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IN SOLE RESIDENT OR A RESIDENT WITH A FAMILY OF ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, HOW MUCH THEY WOULD NEED TO SUSTAIN TO LIVE IN THAT AREA.

SO AM I. T IS THERE CALCULATOR THAT MOST PEOPLE LOOK TO? BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THE AGENCIES THAT WE POLLED NOW, ONE AGENCY THAT SAID, YES, WE HAVE A LIVING WAGE OF THE FOUR, USE THE M.I.T CALCULATOR. SO AMONGST THEMSELVES, HAVE THEY DECIDED WHAT WOULD BE A FAIR WAGE AND LEGISLATED IN THAT REGARD? SO THE FOUR MUNICIPALITIES THAT HAVE A LIVING WAGE AS WELL AS THE COUNTY IS BROWARD COUNTY. THEY CURRENTLY AT 13, 47 PER HOUR.

THAT'S ALSO IF YOU HAVE BENEFITS.

SO IT'LL BE A LITTLE BIT HIGHER.

AND THEN IT'S 15 12TH AN HOUR.

IS AN EMPLOYEE, A FULL TIME EMPLOYEE DOES NOT HAVE BENEFITS FOR A LOT OF HOURS.

CURRENTLY, $15 HOUR, LAUDERHILL, $10 AND 10 CENTS PER HOUR IN THE CITY OF MYANMAR IS $12 AND 50 CENTS PER HOUR.

IN MY T, AS I REFERENCED EARLIER, CALCULATED THAT FOR BROWARD COUNTY, ONE ADULT WITH ZERO CHILDREN WOULD NEED TO MAKE TWELVE THOUSAND NINETY SIX CENTS PER HOUR IN ORDER TO MAKE A DECENT LIVING TO COVER HOUSING, FOOD, TRANSPORTATION, ALL OF NECESSITIES.

I KNOW COMMISSIONER BLANCO'S GIVEN YOU.

SO LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THE CITY OF TAMARA AND WHAT WE DO CURRENTLY.

WE HAVE A PAY PLAN THAT INCLUDES SALARY RANGES.

IT IS OUR BARGAINING PAY PLAN THAT IS COVERED UNDER OUR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT WITH THE FEDERATION OF EMPLOYEES.

THE MINIMUM HOURLY RATE IN THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT IS FOURTEEN FORTY NINE PER HOUR. I AM PROUD TO SAY THAT BASED ON LEASE, I THINK THREE OF YOU SITTING HERE ON THE PREVIOUS COMMISSION DID DIRECT US TO GET TO THIS COLLECTIVE BARGAINING, THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING PROCESS. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND AND WE WILL GO TO BARGAINING AGAIN THIS SUMMER WITH THE FEDERATION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.

AND I GATHER THAT IN OUR CLOSED DOOR EXECUTIVE SESSION, YOU WILL GIVE ME DIRECTION OF WHERE TO GO DURING BARGAINING.

WE ALSO HAVE A NO BARGAINING PAY PLAN, WHICH I DID NOT INCLUDE UP HERE, BUT THE HOURLY RATE IS $20 AN HOUR.

SO WHAT DO WE LOOK AT AND TAMARA, AT WHAT WE CONSIDER PAY.

WE LOOK AT THE TOTAL PACKAGE, WHICH INCLUDES SALARY BENEFITS LEAVE, WHICH EMPLOYEES RECEIVE FLEXIBLE WORK SCHEDULES.

AND, YOU KNOW, WE WORK ON COMPRESSED WORK SCHEDULE.

MANY OF THE EMPLOYEES IN ANY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE OFFER, WE OFFER TUITION REIMBURSEMENT.

LAURIE WAS HERE THIS MORNING SPEAK AT BARNARD COLLEGE.

WE ARE LOOKING AT ADDING ON TO OUR PARTNERSHIP AND OFFERING TO OUR EMPLOYEES AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO HAVE COLLEGE CREDITS WHERE THEY MAY NEED TO FINISH. AND ALSO, WE ARE DISCUSSING THE POSSIBILITY OF TAKING WORK EXPERIENCE INTO CONSIDERATION FOR COLLEGE CREDIT.

THE PAY IS REVIEWED AND UPDATED PERIODICALLY BECAUSE THE BARGAINING PAY PLAN HAS TO BE COLLECTIVELY BARGAIN WITH THE UNION.

EVERY THREE YEARS WE BRING INFORMATION TO THE TABLE BASED ON THE MARKET OF WHERE WE MAY NEED TO MAKE MARKET ADJUSTMENTS.

AND ALSO WITH YOUR DIRECTION, WE WILL GIVE THEM A SALARY INCREASE OVER A THREE YEAR PERIOD. THAT PARTICULAR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT IS DUE TO EXPIRE IN OCTOBER.

AND AS I MENTIONED TO YOU BEFORE, WE WILL BE BACK AT THE TABLE IN THE SUMMER TO TRY TO REACH AN AGREEMENT WITH THE FEDERATION.

WE ALSO LOOK AT AN ANNUAL SALARY ANALYSIS BASED ON GEOGRAPHIC AREAS.

WE TRY TO REMAIN AND TRY COUNTING AREA AND COMPARE OURSELVES TO OUR POSITIONS THAT ARE MOST LIKE THOSE IN THE CITY OF TAMARA.

AND THAT'S HOW WE COME UP WITH THE MINIMUM HOURLY RATE AS WELL AS WHAT WE COLLECTIVELY BARGAIN IN WHICH YOU DIRECT US TO OFFER TO THE EMPLOYEES WHEN WE GO BACK TO THE TABLE.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THAT IS THE CONCLUSION ON MY LIVING WAGE DISCUSSION.

KEEP GOING. ALL RIGHT.

IF YOU COULD HELP ME ADD ONE MORE.

YES. THANK YOU. PRESIDENT HIRING PREFERENCE, RESIDENTIAL HIRING PREFERENCE IS GIVING PREFERENCE TO APPLICANTS WHO ARE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY.

IN THE INTERVIEW INTERVIEW PROCESS OVER APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT RESIDE IN THE CITY, BASICALLY. WE SURVEYED 32 AGENCIES, THREE OF WHICH RESPONDED.

ELEVEN DID DID PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE AFFIRMATIVE THAT THEY DO HAVE A RESIDENT PREFERENCE. 19 RESPONDED.

NOW. THESE ARE SOME OF THE QUESTIONS FOR BACKGROUND PURPOSES THAT WE DID INQUIRE ON.

DO YOU GIVE PREFERENCE TO CITY RESIDENTS IN THE HIRING PROCESS? YES, YOU HAVE A WRITTEN POLICY AND SOME OF THE FOLLOW UP QUESTIONS THAT HAVE COME TO MY ATTENTION FROM I BELIEVE MAY HAVE BEEN COMMISSIONER GULLANE.

HOW DO THEY ADVERTISE THEIR JOBS AND DO THEY ADVERTISE THE POSITIONS TO RESIDENTS FIRST?

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AND I WANT TO GIVE CREDIT TO VISE MAYOR BOLTON AGAIN.

I DID NOT WANT HIM TO THINK THAT COMMISSIONER GALLAND CAME UP WITH THIS.

HE JUST THREW SOME QUESTIONS IN THERE FROM PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS.

AND WE WENT ON TO HOW DID THEY DETERMINE THE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES IN THE SELECTION PROCESS? BELIEVE IT OR NOT, ONE OF THE CITIES REQUIRES RESIDENTS TO SIGN A SWORN AFFIDAVIT OF LIVING IN THE CITY, AND THEY REQUIRE THEM TO BE RESIDENT OF MORE THAN ONE YEAR. THAT IS THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS.

WE ALSO ASKED WHAT PERCENTAGE OF THEIR EMPLOYEES OR CITY RESIDENTS.

SO THIS IS A LITTLE BIT.

THIS CHART CAPTURES A LITTLE BIT OF THE INFORMATION OF THE MUNICIPALITIES.

WE TOOK A LOOK AT YOU'LL SEE HOW OUR BEACHES UP THERE, 20 PERCENT WITH NO WRITTEN POLICY.

RESIDENTS WERE GRANTED INTERVIEWS ON THE LAKES, 10 PERCENT, 10 POINTS ARE ADDED TO THE INTERVIEW RATING. AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE INTERVIEW PROCESS ON THE HILL HAS 17 PERCENT OF THEIR RESIDENTS WORKING NOW WITH A 5 PERCENT PREFERENCE.

MIAMI GARDENS, AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, AND I STAND CORRECTED AS A SIX MONTH RESIDENCY PREFERENCE, BUT THEY HAVE TWENTY SEVEN.

TWENTY SEVEN PERCENT OF THEIR EMPLOYEES ARE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS NEAR MARS. TWENTY NINE PERCENT.

AND I NEED TO CLARIFY THE DISTINCTION OF A CIVIL SERVICE POINTS OUT ADDED BECAUSE IN CIVIL SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES SUCH AS POLICE AND FIRE, THEY HAVE TO TAKE WRITTEN EXAMS. AND AT THE CONCLUSION OF THAT EXAM, THE RESIDENTS RECEIVE POINTS TOWARD THEIR EXAMINATION SCORES. SO A MAYOR MIGHT BE THERE, POLICE OR FIRE OR ANY OTHER OPPORTUNITY WHICH REQUIRES A WRITTEN EXAM. FLORIO HAS 20 PERCENT A WAR TO PISS.

TWO POINTS TOWARD THE EXAM.

I DON'T WANT TO BORE YOU. THE CITY OF SUNRISE HAVE WHAT HAS FORTY FIVE PERCENT AND THE RESIDENT RESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE IS OFFERED TO RESIDENTS.

IF THE RESIDENT AND A CANDIDATE WHO DOES NOT RESIDE IN SUNRISE ARE EQUAL, THEN THE POSITION WILL GO TO THE RESIDENT.

WHAT MATTERS IS THAT 20 PERCENT WITH A WRITTEN POLICY WHERE THEY OFFER 3 PERCENT TO ONE OF THE RESIDENTS. SO THE CITY OF TAMARACK, OUR GOAL IS TO RECRUIT AND HIRE THE BEST QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS FOR POSITIONS WITHIN THE CITY FOR SERVICE, AND 18 PERCENT OF OUR EMPLOYEE POPULATION ARE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF TAMARA.

SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE DO IN ORDER TO GET THESE EMPLOYEES GO THROUGH A PROFESSIONAL RECRUITMENT PROCESS, WHICH IS AN ELECTRONIC PROCESS THAT IS KNOWN AS NEO-GOTHIC.

WE ADVERTISE WHICH ADVERTISES THROUGH INDEED.COM AND GOVERNMENT JOBS DOT COM AND ALSO ON THE CITY'S WEB SITE.

WE HAVE A STRUCTURE PANEL INTERVIEW PROCESS OF WHICH ONE NUMBER OF MY STAFF SITS ON EACH INTERVIEW PANEL TO ENSURE THAT THE CANDIDATES RECEIVE A FAIR INTERVIEW IN THE PROCESS AND TO GUIDE THE PROCESS AND PETITION DEPENDING ON A PARTICULAR POSITION, ESPECIALLY FOR SENIOR LEVEL POSITION.

THERE'S A SKILLS ASSESSMENT THAT POTENTIAL CANDIDATES NEED TO GO THROUGH IF THEY ARE UNSUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE.

AND FOR SOME OF OUR STARTING POSITIONS IN THE PUBLIC SERVICES DIVISION, THEY GO THROUGH MRLS SKILLS ASSESSMENT AND AS WELL FOR FILE AS A WRITTEN IN A PHYSICAL PORTION OF THAT EXAM. CONCLUDES THE PORTION OF MY RESIDENTIAL PROFITS.

I WOULD BAN THE BOX, YOU DO NOT HAVE A PRESENTATION, A FORMAL PRESENTATION.

I WAS ABLE TO GO BACK AND DO SOME RESEARCH AT THE REQUEST OF OUR CITY MANAGER.

I MISSPOKE TO COMMISSIONER GALLANT'S.

I WANT TO CORRECT THE RECORD.

I SHARE WITH HIM THAT WE HAVE BANNED THE BOX FOR AT LEAST FOUR TO FIVE YEARS, WHICH IS ACCURATE. WHAT I SHARE WITH HIM IS THAT WE DID GIVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ONE EMPLOYEE.

I WENT BACK AND CONDUCTED SOME RESEARCH AND WE HAVE GIVEN OPPORTUNITIES TO AT LEAST A DOZEN EMPLOYEES THAT MY STAFF WAS ABLE TO IDENTIFY WHO HAVE EITHER BEEN ARRESTED.

AND THE ARREST OCCURRED VERY REMOTE IN TIME OR HAVE DONE TIME, SERVED TIME.

AND THAT TIME WAS VERY REMOTE.

AND WE'VE GIVEN THEM OPPORTUNITY FOR EMPLOYMENT.

WE DO NOT ASK FOR ARREST OR CONVICTION INFORMATION UNTIL SUCH TIME AS YOU'VE BEEN OFFERED AN OPPORTUNITY WITH THE CITY OF TAMARA.

AND THEN WE ARE OFFERING YOU THE POSITION AND WE ARE GOING TO CONDUCT A BACKGROUND CHECK.

SO WE GIVE EVERY CANDIDATE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE WITH US ANY INFORMATION THAT WE MAY FIND AND THAT BACKGROUND MAY HAVE A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THEIR HIRING.

AND WITH THAT, A. WELL, TAKE YOUR QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME.

WELL, THANK YOU. WELL, I MEAN, E-MAIL FOR OUR COLLEGE HAS ALREADY BEEN DISSEMINATED THIS MORNING FOR EMPLOYEES WHO MAY WANT TO FURTHER THEIR EDUCATION.

SO I WAS GREAT ON.

I DON'T HAVE THAT INFORMATION AVAILABLE, BUT DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY EMPLOYEES ARE CURRENTLY

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IN TOWN? OH, TAMAI RESIDENTS.

THE SIGNS ARE 18 PERCENT.

AND I CAN'T TELL YOU LIKE THIS.

NO APOLOGY PAGES.

I'M SORRY. THANK YOU.

IT WAS A FASTER PRESENTATION THAN I EXPECTED.

IT'S ALL HUGGETT. SO.

AND HEARING YOUR PRESENTATION, THE CITY IS ALREADY PAYING A HIGHER THAN AVERAGE LIVING WAGE. THAT'S CORRECT.

AND WE NEED TO BE MINDFUL OF NOT SETTING POLICIES AND LAWS, ORDINANCES THAT WOULD CREATE DIFFICULTY FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING WITH OUR EMPLOYEES, FOR EMPLOYEES.

WE HAVE A NON WRITTEN POLICY, SO TO SPEAK, ABOUT.

RESIDENCES, HAVING PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE FIND WORK HERE.

AND WE'VE ALREADY PUT INTO PRACTICE THAT FIVE YEARS AGO A BAN OF ALL LOW-SCORING.

I KNOW WHEN A PERSON SAYS THE CONVERSATION BEFORE.

THE CITY MANAGER RUNS THE CITY.

HE DEALS WITH IN RESOURCES AND HIRING FIRING PROCESS.

IT IS THE CITY'S COMMISSION'S RESPONSIBILITY TO SET POLICY.

BUT AS FOR THE CITY MANAGER TO RUN THE CITY.

SO WE TYPICALLY DON'T HAVE ANYTHING.

I DON'T THINK WE HAVE ANYTHING IN HIRING ANYONE SINCE I DEAL WITH HIRING PRACTICES.

JUST THE AS FAR AS I KNOW, JUST A MANAGER OF THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE.

WELL, I'VE ON MY GUESS, BUT I THINK I WOULD LIKE TO ASK MY COMMISSION TO SUPPORT A SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ORDINANCE, A POLICY FOR GUIDELINES IN HIRING RATHER THAN A SPECIFIC DIRECTIVE. I'D LIKE CITY ADMINISTRATION TO RESEARCH BEST PRACTICES AND METHODS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBLE HIRING THAT TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE LIVING WAGE, THE RESIDENCY PREFERENCES, BAN THE BOX AND PRESENTING ORDINANCE UNTIL FOR REVIEW AND A FUTURE WORKSHOP FOR US TO DISCUSS.

AND I'D LIKE SUPPORT FROM THIS COMMISSION.

TODAY IS A. AND ENTERTAIN A CONVERSATION.

MR. PRESIDENT? YES.

I ACTUALLY HAD QUESTIONS ON THE PRESENTATIONS.

OKAY. AND I DO THAT FIRST.

OKAY. WHEN TALKING ABOUT A LIVING WAGE.

OBVIOUSLY, TAMARACK PAYS.

HIGHER THAN WHAT IS CONSIDERED THE LIVING WAGE FOR THE REST OF THE STATE AND THE REST OF THE COUNTRY, WHICH IS A LITTLE SCARY.

AND I LIKE THE IDEA OF HAVING HAVING A WRITTEN POLICY BECAUSE WHILE.

THIS CITY MANAGER UNDERSTANDS, THIS CITY ATTORNEY UNDERSTANDS, AND YOU AS THE H.R.

DIRECTOR UNDERSTANDS THAT PEOPLE NEED A LIVING WAGE.

WE SHOULD NOT BAN SOMEBODY FROM APPLYING FOR A JOB BECAUSE OF A PAST HISTORY.

AND WE LIKE HAVING OUR TAMARACK RESIDENTS APPLY FOR POSITIONS, HAVING SOMETHING CODIFIED SUCH AS A SOCIAL H.R.

DIRECTIVE. TO ME, MAKES SENSE.

WHILE WE LOVE YOU ALL, WE KNOW YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BE HERE 14, 10, 10 YEARS, 40 YEARS.

WHATEVER AMOUNT OF TIME IN THE FUTURE.

AND WE WANT TO ENSURE THAT THOSE THINGS ARE IN PLACE.

SO I'M.

INTERESTED TO HEAR THE THOUGHTS OF MY COLLEAGUES AS WELL.

THANK YOU. THAT'S 91 PERCENT.

YES. QUESTION FOR SOME THROUGH THE CHAIR.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN.

IT'S SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, HIRING POLICY AND A LIVING WAGE OR IS.

THAT WOULD SPEAK TO OUR HIRING PRACTICES AND GIVING PREFERENCE TO EMPLOYEES AND OF COURSE, ON VARIOUS METAMOUR.

I CAN'T ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT I KNOW WHAT THE POLICY IS THAT'S BEING DISCUSSED.

I UNDERSTAND A CONCEPT, BUT YOU'RE HEARING ALSO FOR THE FIRST TIME.

BUT TO THE EXTENT THAT THERE IS AN INTEREST IN PROMOTING AN ORDINANCE, THERE NEEDS TO BE SOME ADDITIONAL CONVERSATION, SOME ADDITIONAL DISCUSSION, PERHAPS SOME RESEARCH AND SOME COLLABORATION BETWEEN ADMINISTRATION AND STAFF AS TO EXACTLY HOW TO GET THERE.

I CAN'T ANSWER THAT QUESTION. I KNOW I'M NOT FROM ANY ONE OF YOU.

WHAT YOUR GOALS OBJECTIVES ARE.

I HAVE A GENERAL SENSE FOR WHAT I HEARD.

I'M SURE YOU DO AS WELL.

BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, I CAN'T WRITE A DOCUMENT OR BE DIRECTED TO WRITE SOMETHING

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THAT IS YET TO BE DEFINED.

GIVE US A GENERAL EXAMPLE, THEN, OF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ORDINANCE AND A POLICY.

SURE. THERE ARE SEVERAL WAYS TO ADOPT LEGISLATION ORDINANCES UNDER CHAPTER 166 ARE CLEARLY LEGISLATION RESOLUTIONS DEFINED BY CHAPTER 166 OR SOMETIMES OF A LESSER TERM.

THEY DO NOT LEGISLATE PER SAY.

THEY APPROVE CONTRACTS, FOR EXAMPLE, OR THEY AUTHORIZE THINGS TO BE DONE OR THEY MAKE STATEMENTS. BUT ORDINANCES OR LAWS.

THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT THAT COURTS LOOK AT IN THE CONTEXT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT AND DECISION MAKING BY A PUBLIC ENTITY.

THEY'RE AKIN TO GENERAL LAWS PASSED BY THE LEGISLATURE IN TALLAHASSEE.

POLICIES CAN COME THROUGH DIFFERENT SOURCES.

POLICIES CAN BE ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES.

THIS CITY PROBABLY HAS A THOUSAND OF THEM.

THERE'S ACTUALLY A PRINTED BOOK, WHICH I'M SURE LORENZO CAN PRODUCE FOR YOU.

THERE ARE POLICIES FOR POLICE, POLICIES FOR FIRE.

THEY'RE THE POLICIES FOR GENERAL EMPLOYEES.

THERE ARE A HOST OF POLICIES THAT ANY ONE OF WHICH WERE ADOPTED BY THE COMMISSION.

THEY WERE ADOPTED BY THE PROFESSIONAL STAFF TO BE MINISTRATION, WHICH IS AUTHORIZED BY THE CHARTER. THOSE POLICIES WERE NOT ADOPTED BY ORDINANCE.

THEY WEREN'T ADOPTED BY RESOLUTION.

THEY WERE ADOPTED AS A POLICY, ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY.

THE CITY COMMISSION CAN ADOPT POLICY BY RESOLUTION OR BY ORDINANCE.

THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO GO ABOUT DOING SO.

IF IT'S A COMMISSION POLICY, YOU CAN DO SO BY A RESOLUTION.

BY ORDINANCE. IF IT'S A MORE SHORT TERM EVENT, IT COULD BE A RESOLUTION.

THAT'S A MORE LONG TERM DOCUMENT THAT ENDS UP IN THIS DARK BLACK BOOK HERE, WHICH ALSO BECOMES CODIFIED, AS YOU MENTIONED BEFORE.

AND IT'S A LAW THAT REQUIRES AT LEAST ONE PUBLIC HEARING BY STATE STATUTE AND THE PUBLIC HAS A RIGHT TO BE HEARD DURING THAT PUBLIC HEARING.

SO THERE'S A BIT OF A DIFFERENT TEXTURE, AS YOU AS YOU SO APTLY PUT IT, BETWEEN THAT ISSUE AS TO THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ADOPTING A POLICY AS A AS AN ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY, WHICH THERE ARE MANY OF, OR ADOPTING A POLICY THAT'S A COMMISSION POLICY THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO BY ORDINANCE OR RESOLUTION.

THAT'S A THAT'S A DECISION THE COMMISSION CAN MAKE THROUGH YOUR OWN DISCRETION, DEPENDING UPON WHAT THE NATURE OF THE ISSUE ISN'T WITH THE LENGTH AND BREADTH AND LONG TERM EFFECT, YOU'D LIKE TO HAVE AN OPTION FOR THE DECISION.

SO IT REALLY BECOMES YOUR DECISION TO MAKE AS TO HOW YOU WOULD LIKE TO IMPLEMENT THAT.

I JUST WANT TO BE CLEAR, BECAUSE THE I THINK I HEARD THE MAYOR SAY SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, HIRING POLICY.

OR DID HE SAY OR I SAID, OK.

BECAUSE I DON'T.

I DON'T CARE WHAT IT'S CALLED.

IT CAN BE CALLED A LIVING WAGE ORDINANCE, FIRST PREFERENCE ORDINANCE, EMPLOYEES FIRST ORDER IS SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ORDINANCE, WHATEVER IT CAN BE CALLED.

IT'S STILL DOING THE SAME THING.

SO I'M NOT HUNG UP ON THE NAME OF WHAT IT IS.

ONCE IT DOES THE SAME THING THAT WE WANT TO WANTED TO DO FOR OUR RESIDENTS, THEN I'M OKAY WITH THAT. I DON'T WANT A POLICY OR A RESOLUTION THAT SOMEBODY OR STAFF CAN AT A FUTURE POINT JUST CHANGE BY THEMSELVES.

WE WANT AN ORDINANCE THAT IS A LAW THAT ONLY A FUTURE COMMISSIONER CAN CHANGE AND OTHERWISE CODIFY.

SO I JUST WANT TO MAKE THAT CLEAR.

FOURTEEN DOLLARS AND FORTY NINE CENTS IS IS NOT A LOT OF MONEY.

WE MAY THINK IT'S A LOT OF MONEY, BUT IT'S NOT A LOT OF MONEY, ESPECIALLY IF YOU LIVE IN TAMARACK. AND YOU WANT TO SURVIVE.

SO, I MEAN.

THE CONVERSATION ABOUT, WELL, WE ARE PAYING WAY MORE THAN.

YOU KNOW, A LOT OF HILL AT $10 AND 10 CENTS PER HOUR.

WOW, THAT'S. WELL, THAT'S TRUE.

AND WHILE IT'S A FACT.

IT DOES NOT.

MAKE IT RIGHT FOR SOMEBODY TO BE MAKING FORTY NINE DOLLARS.

WELL, I WISH FORTY DOLLARS FORTY THOUSAND FORTY NINE CENTS PER HOUR.

IF YOU'RE A RESIDENT THAT LIVES IN WOODMAN'S OR IN MY DISTRICT, CENTRAL PARK.

EUROPEAN OIL UPWARDS EIGHT THOUSAND NINE THOUSAND TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS PER YEAR IN YOUR TAXES AND CBD FEES.

AND THEN YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR YOUR MORTGAGE AND YOU HAVE TO BUY FOOD AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR FAMILY. THAT'S NOT A LOT OF MONEY.

WE NEED TO FIGHT.

ADVOCATE, WHICHEVER WOULD YOU PREFER FOR OUR RESIDENTS? FOR OUR EMPLOYEES, THAT IS WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT.

SO MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT THIS, IT SHOULD NOT COME BACK TO US DUMBED DOWN A WATERED DOWN

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VERSION OF WHAT THIS SHOULD BE.

THIS SHOULD BE A DOCUMENT THAT IS STRONG.

TO THAT IS ADVOCATING AND FIGHTING FOR OUR RESIDENTS AND OUR EMPLOYEES BEST INTERESTS.

SO I JUST WANT TO MAKE THAT CLEAR.

NOW, HELP ME UNDERSTAND THIS FOURTEEN DOLLARS AND FORTY NINE CENTS PER HOUR.

ACCORDING TO THE. COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT.

IS IT THAT IS IT THAT THIS 40 MILLION, 49 CENTS IS THE STARTING POINT FOR EVERY PERSON, EVERY POSITION, WHATEVER YOU ARE, WHATEVER YOU'RE APPLYING FOR, WHATEVER YOU ARE.

THIS IS WHERE YOU START AT OR IS THIS OR CERTAIN EMPLOYEES.

THIS IS FOR CERTAIN POSITIONS WITHIN THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT.

AND BASED ON WHETHER OR NOT AN EMPLOYEE IS COMING IN WITH EXPERIENCE FROM ANOTHER ENTITY, THEY COULD START A BIT HIGHER.

BUT THIS IS THE LOWEST THAT AN EMPLOYEE COULD MAKE UNDER THAT COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT. SO LET'S NOT SAY UNDER COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT, LET'S SAY PERIOD, LET'S SAY. POINT BLANK, IF IF I'M BEING HIRED IN THE CITY OF TAMARACK AS A GROUNDSKEEPER.

WHAT? AS A JANITOR? AM I GOING TO BE PAID FOURTEEN DOLLARS AND FORTY NINE CENTS AT MINIMUM? YES. NO MORE, NO LESS THAN THAT.

SO EVERY SINGLE PERSON, BECAUSE I SAW MARK MASON SHAKE HIS HEAD.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS.

HE SHOOK HIS HEAD. OH, OKAY.

MAYBE YOUR FUTURE EMPLOYMENT SOMEWHERE ELSE.

SO FOURTEEN FOURTEEN DOLLARS AND FORTY NINE CENTS.

IF I'M COMING INTO THE CITY OF TOWER, THIS IS WHAT I'M GETTING PAID NO MATTER.

IF I WENT TO BROWARD COLLEGE OR NOT.

WHETHER OR NOT I HAVE EXPERIENCE.

WHETHER OR NOT I HAVE A DEGREE, WHETHER OR NOT I HAVE A CERTIFICATE, FOURTEEN DOLLARS AND FORTY NINE CENTS IS WHERE YOU START NOW.

OK, SO WHERE DO THEY START? IT'S BASED ON EXPERIENCE.

SO DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE, WE WILL LOOK AT WHERE THE EMPLOYEE, THE PARTICULAR CANDIDATE, WOULD STAR A PERSON COMING IN AT FOURTEEN FORTY NINE AN HOUR.

MORE THAN LIKELY WOULD HAVE THE MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO QUALIFY FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY. SOMEONE COMES IN WITH A DEGREE OR WITH EXPERIENCE FROM ANOTHER MUNICIPALITY OR WITHIN THAT PARTICULAR POSITION.

THEY COULD COME IN MAKING MORE MONEY.

AND MAYOR, IF I CAN HELP, COMMISSIONER, JUST BRIEFLY, JUST TO ADD TO THE MIX, UNDER STATE LAW, COLLECTIVELY BARGAIN AGREEMENTS UNDER CHAPTER FORTY SEVEN, I HAVE A NOTE TO MYSELF THAT WAGES ARE IN FACT AS.

AS LORENZO NOTES, THEY'RE MANDATORY SUBJECTS OF BARGAINING.

THAT IS CORRECT. THEY ARE MANDATORILY PART OF THE BARGAINING PROCESS.

THEY CAN'T CHANGE THEM FOR UNION EMPLOYEES WITHOUT A WAIVER OF THE BY THE UNION ALLOWING THAT TO OCCUR. SO THEY'RE PART OF THE CHAPTER 4:47 PROCESS.

AND THAT'S TRUE FOR THOSE STARTING WAGES AS WELL AS FOR TOP OUTS AS WELL UNDER THE STACHURA. SO JUST BE AWARE OF THAT.

OH, I'M VERY AWARE. YES.

HENCE THE REASON AS TO RESERVE THE DISCUSSION FINANCIALLY BECAUSE WE HAVE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COMING IN THE SUMMER AND BASED ON A CLOSED DOOR EXECUTIVE SESSION, YOU WILL DIRECT ME OF WHAT PERCENTAGE OF AN INCREASE YOU'D LIKE FOR ME TO PUT ON THE TABLE FOR THE EMPLOYEES WHO ARE COVERED BY THE AGREEMENT.

DO YOU KNOW ANY EMPLOYEE RIGHT NOW THAT IS MAKING LESS THAN $14 AND FOR THE NINE CENTS THAT WAS HIRED BY THE CITY OF TAMARACK, SOMEBODY OUT OF ALL SIX HUNDRED OF THEM? MAYBE I DON'T REMEMBER HOW MANY EMPLOYEES WE HAVE.

BUT IS THERE ANYBODY HERE RIGHT NOW MAKING LESS THAN $14 AND FORTY NINE CENTS IN ANY POSITION THAT YOU HAVE? BUT NOT TO MY KNOWLEDGE, UNDER THIS COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT.

WE HAVE PHYSICIANS WHO KEEP SAYING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING, BECAUSE THAT'S THE AGREEMENT THAT I HAVE TO. MOST OF OUR EMPLOYEES ARE COVERED UNDER MOST OF OUR EMPLOYEES.

AND PLEASE HOLD ON.

YOU THAT MOST OF OUR EMPLOYEES ARE COVERED UNDER THE FINISH.

LET'S TALK ABOUT THE EMPLOYEES THAT ARE NOT COVERED UNDER THAT AGREEMENT.

SO THEY MAY BE ON PARKS AND REC, WHICH ARE FOR AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM.

THEY MAY MAKE A BIT LESS.

THESE ARE SHOULDER HIGH SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN OR CHILDREN WHO MAY HAVE JUST FINISHED HIGH SCHOOL AND HAVE WORKED WITH THEIR SUMMER PROGRAM.

THEY HELP WITH OUR AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM, WHICH IS RIGHT TRACK.

THEY ARE COVERED UNDER THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT IS A PART TIME OPPORTUNITIES.

IF WE CAN HAVE GREG WARNER FROM PARKS AND RECREATION JOIN YOUR PRESENTATION, WOULD THAT BE OK? I'M SURE.

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GREG HUNTER, DIRECTOR OF PARKS AND RECREATION I THINK THE ONLY DIFFERENTIATION VICE-MAYOR IS THAT A PERMANENT POSITION VERSUS A TEMPORARY POSITION AND THE POSITIONS THAT MR. CALHOUN JUST JUST IDENTIFIED, THE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM, AS WELL AS SUMMER CAMP STAFF ARE TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES.

THEY JUST COME ON FOR A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF TIME.

THEY'RE NOT PERMANENT EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF TAMARACK.

THEY CAN. THEY WILL BE MAKING LESS THAN THAT.

FOURTEEN FORTY NINE.

THESE ARE PART TIME POSITIONS FOR MOSTLY STUDENTS AND PART-TIME SUMMER EMPLOYEES.

THAT'S A DIFFERENTIATION BETWEEN PERMANENT AND.

AND IF I MAY. ONE OF MY STANGE HAS SENT INFORMATION TO ME, GROUNDSKEEPER ONE, AS YOU MENTIONED EARLIER, STARTS AT FIFTEEN THIRTY FIVE AN HOUR.

THAT'S A LOSS OF GROUNDSKEEPER WOULD MAKE COMING INTO THE CITY.

THE PAY SCALE IS DIFFERENT BASED ON EACH POSITION AND A PARTICULAR CANDIDATE COMING IN WITH YEARS OF EXPERIENCE HAS A POTENTIAL TO MAKE MORE.

I WAS DOING I WAS DOING THE MATH.

NOW I CAN DO THE KEYBOARD, YOU'RE RAISING THE RIGHT ISSUE AS YOU IF I MAY, QUICKLY.

IF YOU RAISE IT STARTING SALARIES OR YOU IMPACT STARTING SALARIES, ALL THOSE RISE WITH THE SAME SEE, AT SOME POINT THE THOSE WHO ARE NOT IMPACTED BY THAT INCREASE ARE IMPACTED.

UNDER THE TERMS OF LABOR, THEY HAVE TO BE SO.

SAME AS SAYING, FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU DIRECT ME TO GO BACK AND PROVIDE AN INCREASE WHICH GETS THAT LOWEST 14, 40 AN HOUR, UP TO $15 AN HOUR, IT WILL IMPACT THE REST OF WHAT I HAVE TO OFFER. FOR THE REST OF THE BARGAIN, YOU.

SO I CAN'T GO BACK AND JUST SKIP THE BEGINNING SALARY UP AT 3 PERCENT.

I WOULD HAVE TO OFFER 3 PERCENT ACROSS THE BOARD, THREE POINT SIX PERCENT ACROSS THE BOARD TO GET US TO $15 AN HOUR.

SO WHAT'S WRONG WITH THAT? NOTHING.

I HAVE NO ISSUE. IT JUST BECOMES AN OPERATION THAT LEGALLY WILL HAPPEN.

YEAH. LEGALLY, I HAVE TO COME TO YOU BEFORE BARGAINING.

I HAVE TO TELL YOU WHERE WE ARE FROM A CITY PERSPECTIVE.

SOMEONE FROM FINANCE WILL PROVIDE A FINANCIAL PERSPECTIVE TO YOU.

I'M A LABOR ATTORNEY WHO SITS AT THE TABLE WITH ME.

WE'LL TALK TO YOU AND I WILL GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHERE I BELIEVE WE SHOULD START OFF IN TERMS OF BARGAINING. YOU WILL PROVIDE DIRECTION TO ME AT THAT TIME.

SO I HAVE NO ISSUE AS WE AS WE SAY IN BARGAINING.

I HAVE NO DOG IN THAT FIGHT OTHER THAN TO ADVOCATE FOR WHAT YOU TELL ME TO ADVOCATE FOR.

WOW, $14 AND FORTY NINE CENTS SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD NUMBER.

AGAIN, I HAVE TO REITERATE THAT WE NEED TO BETTER.

AND WHEN YOU COME BACK, LET LET MY VOICE, AS BEAUTIFUL AS IT SOUNDS.

TORMENT TO YOU. BUT WE NEED TO DO BETTER.

LET YOUR BEAUTIFUL VOICE. AND HERE'S HERE'S WHY.

FORTY MILES AND 49 CENTS PER HOUR.

SOMEBODY IS MAKING.

FUZZY MATH. TWO THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND EIGHTEEN DOLLARS PER MONTH.

AND IF YOU ARE RENTING A TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT SOMEWHERE, IT'S A LOT OF PEOPLE RENT.

AND THAT'S FIFTEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS A MONTH.

YOU ONLY HAVE 18.

EIGHT HUNDRED AND EIGHTEEN DOLLARS LEFT.

ASSUMING YOUR WIFE IS NOT WORKING BECAUSE SOME OF OUR EMPLOYEES, THAT'S THE ONLY ONE IN THEIR HOUSEHOLD WORKING.

AND YOU HAVE TWO KIDS.

THEN YOU HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR WIFE AND YOUR KIDS.

YOU HAVE TO BUY GROCERIES, HAVE TO BE ELECTRIC BILL, WATER BILL.

AND BELIEVE ME, SOMETIMES I LOOK AT MY WATER BILL AND THEN LIKE SOMEBODY IS SABOTAGING MY WATER. AND SO YOU CAN AFFORD IT.

SO WE HAVE TO LOOK AT HOW WE CAN TAKE CARE OF OUR EMPLOYEES AND OUR FUTURE EMPLOYEES.

AND IN TIME REQUIREMENTS, WE HAVE TO WE HAVE TO DO BETTER.

IT'S IT'S NOT A JOB JAG.

AT THE. CITY MANAGER, ANY AT ANY RATE, WHEN.

HE'S MAKING AT LEAST ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY DOLLARS PER HOUR.

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY YARDS.

IF YOU SAID FUZZY MATH.

SOMEBODY AT THE TOP MAKING ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY DOLLARS PER HOUR WHILE SOMEBODY AT THE BOTTOM MAKING FOURTEEN DOLLARS AND FORTY NINE CENTS PER HOUR.

SOMETHING'S WRONG ABOUT. SO THAT'S WHERE I'M COMING FROM.

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AND WE'RE NOT SAYING THAT CITY MANAGER DOESN'T.

SHOULDN'T EARN HIS WAGES.

HE'S YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, HE HE HE HE HE EARNS EVERY BIT OF IT, ESPECIALLY ANYBODY WOULD PUT UP WITH JOHN BOLTON AND MICHELLE GOMEZ AT MY JOB.

SO J. YEAH.

AND DEPENDING ON HOW YOU WANT TO SEE J COULD BE.

TAKE A WHILE. EAT.

THAT'S A BIG TASK.

SO. BUT WE NEED TO LOOK AT.

OUR EMPLOYEES NEED TO FIGHT FOR THEM, A LEADERSHIP NEED TO ADVOCATE FOR THEM A LITTLE BIT BETTER. I'M CURIOUS.

MAYOR. WHY SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY HIRING? SEE SEE WHAT THAT IS AGAIN? I DON'T KNOW IF THERE IS A IF THERE'S A DIFFERENCE IN HOW THE INFORMATION IN THAT AUDIENCE WOULD FLOW.

OR IS THIS A TITLE? CHANGE OR IF IT SOUNDS BETTER.

WHAT'S YOUR THINKING? WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LIVING WAGE ORDINANCE THAT WOULD CATER TO HIRING PRACTICES AS WELL AS WAGES? AND THAT'S THE STUFF. WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THAT AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY HIRING POLICY THAT YOU TRY TO GET CONSENSUS SO QUICKLY ABOUT? IT BECAUSE IT ISN'T AN EASY, QUICK TOPIC FOR THE MOST PART, WHAT IT IS IS.

AS I STATED, TYPICALLY HIRING PRACTICES DO NOT GO INTO AN AUDIENCE.

MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT WHAT WAS BEING ASKED WAS THIS A RESOLUTION? AND SO WE WERE TRYING TO CONVERT SOME.

THAT WAS MY UNDERSTANDING BECAUSE I ASKED YOU WHETHER OR NOT YOU WANTED AN AUTOMATIC OR OR A POLICY.

AND YOU SAID OR DO NOT LIKE THAT.

SO THAT'S AN ERROR.

ARE YOU GOING TO LIKE THAT? NO, I JUST I JUST NEED TO CLARIFY THAT SAYS WHAT YOU WANT IS AN ORDER, AN ORDINANCE, COLLECTORS. SO. ORIGINALLY, WHAT WAS PRESENTED WAS RESOLUTION SET THREE SEPARATE ITEMS. SO PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER TO MAKE IT AN ORDINANCE REGARDING SOMETHING THAT'S TYPICALLY NOT AND HAS NEVER BEEN PUT INTO OUR AUDIENCES BECAUSE WE DO POLICY, WE DON'T DO THE MANAGEMENT OF THE CITY.

AND THE REASON TO MAKE IT A COLLECTIVE WHOLE, BECAUSE THE ITEMS IN WHICH ARE BEING DISCUSSED ARE REGARDING SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PRACTICES, IS TO MAKE A GOOD POLICY.

SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE. LIVING WAGE, PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE IN THE BOX, THOSE THINGS THAT ENCOMPASS IT'S A SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.

IT'S NOT ACTUALLY A TYPICAL HIRING PRACTICE.

IT'S ABOUT GOOD.

A GOOD FEELING FOR WHAT WE NEED TO DO ON A HUMAN BASIS.

NOT HIRING USUALLY IS DONE ON A MORE MATHEMATICAL BASIS.

FINDING PEOPLE OF A CERTAIN.

CAPACITY. THEY HAVE THE SKILL SET AND THE ABILITY TO DO A JOB AT A FINANCIAL RATE EQUATED TO THAT JOB. WHAT'S BEING ASKED, IN MY OPINION, FROM WHAT I HEAR AND BELIEVE THAT OUR COMMISSION SEEKS IS TO MAKE IT A MORE ENCOMPASSED.

PACKAGE, THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT.

NOT NECESSARILY WHAT? AND NOW YOU MIGHT HAVE A HARD TIME BELIEVING THIS, BUT WE'RE NOT ON OPPOSITE ENDS HERE.

NOBODY SAID THAT YOU SORT OF FEEL GOOD.

AND I DON'T LIKE THAT THAT THAT FEEL GOOD, BECAUSE WHAT WE'RE NOT DOING IS TO FEEL GOOD OR TO HAVE A FEEL GOOD POLICY OR SOMETHING THAT IS POLITICAL.

WE WANT SOMETHING THAT IS FIGHTING AND ADVOCATING FOR OUR RESIDENTS AND MAKING SURE THAT THEY MAKE MONEY WHILE STILL LIVING.

RIGHT, WHILE STILL WORKING HERE AND TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR RESIDENTS HAVE A BETTER OPPORTUNITY AT OUR JOBS.

I'M TIRED OF OUR RESIDENTS COMING UP TO ME AND SAYING, MARLYN, I APPLIED FOR A JOB.

I DID NOT HEAR FROM THE CITY OF TABARROK.

THEY DIDN'T WRITE BACK TO ME.

I DON'T KNOW IF THE POSITION WAS FILLED OR THAT'S THE STUFF.

ALL OF THESE THINGS WE NEED TO DO BETTER AT.

IF SOMEBODY APPLIES FOR A JOB, LET THEM KNOW THAT YOU RECEIVED THEIR APPLICATION.

AND IF THE POSITION IS FILLED, LET THEM KNOW THAT THE POSITION IS FILLED AND THEY ARE WELCOME TO APPLY FOR FUTURE THINGS.

NOW THIS FALLS UNDER A SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY HIRING ORDINANCE OR WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT. THAT'S FINE.

BUT WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WHAT WE ARE DOING AND THE THINGS THAT WE COULD DO BETTER IS

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MEMORIALIZED IN AN ORDINANCE.

AND ALL THAT WE ARE DISCUSSING HERE IS PUT IN THAT INTO THAT ORDINANCE, INTO THAT LAW.

THAT'S ALL I'M SAYING.

VICE-MAYOR. I WOULD REALLY LOVE TO BE ABLE TO FINISH THE SENTENCE.

MOST OF US HERE TO FINISH WHAT WE'RE SAYING.

SO. THE ITEM THAT YOU JUST BROUGHT UP, WHICH IS A SEPARATE ITEM, WHICH IS ONE OF THE POLICY AND PROCEDURES.

ISSUE. BUT YOU'RE NOT ALONE WITH DISCUSSING OR GUARDING PEOPLE, FEELING SOMETIMES THAT THEY ARE NOT GETTING THE RESPONSES BACK.

I AGREE WITH YOU. IT IS NOT, IN MY OPINION, A PROFESSIONAL WAY THINGS ARE HANDLED.

I'M NOT SAYING THAT OUR OFFICE IS NOT HANDLING IT PROFESSIONALLY.

WE HAVE HEARD SIMILAR THINGS.

YOU'VE ASKED YOURSELF AND MYSELF THAT SOME PEOPLE SAY THAT THEY DON'T RECEIVE A RESPONSE.

THAT'S A POLICY PROCEDURE, INTERNAL ISSUE FOR OUR HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE TO HANDLE THAT.

I DON'T BELIEVE IT GOES INTO AN ORDINANCE.

ORDINANCES ARE THE POLICY PROCEDURES.

ARE THE REGULATIONS. MADAM ECONOMY MAY.

SO THE RESPONSES THAT POTENTIAL CANDIDATES RECEIVE.

INITIALLY THEY RECEIVE INDICATING EMAIL, INDICATING THE APPLICATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED AND SOMEONE WILL CONTACT THEM IF THEY MEET THE MINIMAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY.

IF THEY ARE NOT SUCCESSFUL IN BEING PART OF A CANDIDATE POOL, THEY ARE NOTIFIED THAT THEY ARE NOT A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE FOR THE POOL AT SUCH TIME.

WHEN SOMEONE IS INTERVIEWED FOR THE OPPORTUNITY, WE DO FOLLOW UP WITH THE CANDIDATES WHO ARE INTERVIEWED TO LET THEM KNOW THEY WANT A SUCCESSFUL PERSON CHOSEN FOR THE JOB.

I THINK YOU ALL ARE AWARE IF YOU'RE NOT, I WILL SHARE WITH YOU.

FOR MOST OPPORTUNITIES WE WILL RECEIVE ANYWHERE BETWEEN TWO TO THREE HUNDRED APPLICATIONS. SO WE MAY NOT GIVE THE PERSONAL TOUCH OF TALKING TO ALL THE RESIDENTS OR JUST CANDIDATES PERIOD WHERE THEY LIVE IN TAMARACK OR NOT.

BUT WE DO HAVE ELECTRONIC METHODS SET UP.

OFTENTIMES, I THINK EACH ONE OF YOU HAVE SHARED WITH ME CANDIDATES WHO ARE EITHER RESIDENTS OF TAMARACK OR NOT.

I HAVE DIRECTED MY STAFF TO REACH OUT TO THEM AND TO FOLLOW UP WITH THEM.

WELL, AND THIS IS DOWN A DIFFERENT RABBIT HOLE, BUT THE SAME TOPIC.

MAYBE WHEN WE HAVE OUR THINGS POSTED, WE CAN HAVE IT POSTED SAYING THIS JOB OPENING IS OPEN FROM HERE TO HERE.

IF IT'S NOT ALREADY DONE, SO DO MAYBE BE SENT FOR LETTING PEOPLE KNOW ONCE THEY RESPOND, THEY'VE RECEIVED IT ABOUT HOW LONG IT TAKES FOR THEM TO KNOW IF THERE'S GONNA BE SOME KIND OF INTERVIEW PROCESS TO COME BACK IN A MATTER MAY, IF I CAN.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I DO DURING MY PRESENTATION FOR A TEAM LIKE UNIVERSITY IS I TALK ABOUT MEETING THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS.

WHAT MAKES YOU A MORE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE? I THINK THAT TAMARA HAS DONE A GREAT JOB PRIOR TO ME ARRIVING HERE AND DURING MY TIME HERE OF GREAT AND SOME OF THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST TALENT.

IN ORDER TO THIS CONSIDER FOR A POSITION.

YOU HAVE TO MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OF A JOB DESCRIPTION.

AND I SAY THIS WITH ALL DUE RESPECT.

THE EXAMPLE I GIVE DURING FOOTBALL SEASON, I WATCH THE CHICAGO BEARS, WHICH ARE MY FAVORITE TEAM, AND IT'S PAINFUL.

AND EVERY WEEK I QUESTION WHY THE COACH IS DOING WHAT HE DOES.

I THINK I COULD DO A BETTER JOB FOR MYSELF, BUT FOR SOME REASON THE CHICAGO BEARS ARE BAD. CALL ME. MAYBE IT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE FACT I'VE NEVER PLAYED FOOTBALL NORMALLY. MAYBE IT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE FACT I HAVE NO REAL FOOTBALL KNOWLEDGE AND I JUST WATCH FROM TELEVISION.

BUT I HAVE TO MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS IN ORDER TO GET TO THE INTERVIEW PROCESS.

SO I DID SHARE THAT IN THE LAST TWO CLASSES OF TAMARACK UNIVERSITY.

IN SOME OF THE RESIDENTS, THEY COME UP TELL TO ME AND TELL ME IT MADE BETTER SENSE.

SO ONE OF THE THINGS I AM DOING IS TRYING TO EDUCATE RESIDENTS AND NONRESIDENTS ON WHAT THE MINIMAL QUALIFICATIONS ARE AND MAKING SURE THEY MEET THOSE.

SO IN OTHER WORDS, IF I'VE NEVER.

DRIVING A BACKHOE. I SHOULDN'T BE APPLYING FOR A JOB, BUT REQUIRED.

THAT IS CORRECT. UNDERSTOOD.

AND YOU SAID. BUT THOSE ARE.

ISSUES THAT RESIDENTS HAVE BROUGHT UP TO US, AND THOSE ARE THINGS THAT WE WILL WORK THROUGH WITH COMMUNICATION, EDUCATION AND PRACTICES THAT DON'T HAVE TO GO INTO AN AUDIENCE. SO BACK TO WHAT YOU WERE ASKING ME BEFOREHAND BEFORE THIS GOT SEGWAY IS MY FEELING IS, YES, AN AUDIENCE.

THAT ENCOMPASSES ALL THE ITEMS THAT ARE BEING REQUESTED, BUT WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL THAT WE DON'T OVERSTEP OUR BOUNDARIES, THAT WE COMBINES BY HAVING A POLICY THAT DON'T RESTRICT SO MUCH THAT OUR EMPLOYEES OR A CITY MANAGER CANNOT DO THEIR JOB OR EVEN FOR US WHEN IT COMES TO OUR BARGAINING ABILITY OF WHAT WE NEED TO DO AND OUR RESPONSIBILITY IS TO DO.

THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO BE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IS A NEGOTIATION AND IT IS NOT DONE.

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WE DON'T HAVE NEGOTIATIONS ON THAT IN THE LIMELIGHT.

WE PUT IT IN A. QAID SECTION FOR DISCUSSION TO LET YOU NEGOTIATE AND HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO, THAT'S BEST.

AND THERE'S NO SAYING THAT WE CAN'T NEGOTIATE AND SUPPORT AND ADVOCATE FOR THAT SEAT.

THERE ARE THERE'S CERTAIN THINGS YOU JUST DON'T.

MINIMUMS IN AT THE VERY MOMENT, BUT AT THE SAME TOKEN, THAT'S WHY I'M ASKING FOR THEM CITY STAFF AND CITY ADMINISTRATION TO GO BACK, CREATE SOMETHING FOR US TO REVIEW AT ANOTHER MEETING AND TO DISCUSS DETAILS FURTHER THAN.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, VICE-MAYOR IS ON THE SAME PAGE.

I KNOW YOU HAVE TROUBLE HANDLING THAT.

NO. AND THAT THAT IS NOT TRUE.

AND. THAT IS NOT TRUE AT ALL.

WE. WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DO THE BEST FOR OUR RESIDENTS AND FOR OUR EMPLOYEES.

WE WE GET THAT.

WHAT. WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE COME BACK IS.

ORDNANCES FOR.

EACH SUBJECT MATTER THAT WE CAN DISCUSS.

WE CAN DISCUSS THEM ALL TOGETHER, BUT AN ORDINANCE FOR EACH SUBJECT MATTER.

AND THEN AT THAT TIME WE CAN DECIDE IF WE'RE GOING TO PUT IT ALL TOGETHER INTO ONE DOCUMENT. BUT TO COME BACK WITH JUST ONE DOCUMENT AND SAY THIS AND SERVES EVERYTHING.

I DON'T THINK IT'S FAIR.

RIGHT. I THINK WE SHOULD COME BACK WITH AN AUDIENCE FOR A AUDIENCE FOR BEING AUDIENCE.

SEE, WE LOOK AT EACH OF THEM SEPARATELY.

IN OUR INFINITE WISDOM WITH US, WE'RE SO WISE WE CAN PUT EVERYTHING TOGETHER AND SAY, OK, THIS THIS COULD BE ONE ORDINANCE NOW TO SAY THAT WE WOULD ENCROACH UPON STAFF'S JOB.

WELL, NOT TRUE. WE ARE LAWMAKERS.

THAT'S HARD. THAT'S OUR RESPONSIBILITY.

WE ARE POLICY MAKERS WHERE LAWMAKERS.

THAT'S OUR JOB. OUR JOB IS TO SET THE TONE OF THE CITY.

CREATE LAWS.

AND PUT TOGETHER POLICIES SO THAT.

OUR CITY MANAGER CAN RUN WITH IT AND THEN HE CAN TELL YOU NOT TO RUN WITH IT.

THAT'S OUR JOB NOW, IF WE'RE NOT FINALLY GOING TO UNDERSTAND THAT JOB AND GRAB A HOLD OF THAT JOB AND SAY, YOU KNOW WHAT, I'M GOING TO DO MY JOB AND.

YOU KNOW WHAT? WHY ARE WE HERE? IT'S OUR RESPONSIBILITY.

TO DIRECT AND SAY, GIVE ME AN ORDINANCE THAT DOES THIS.

OUR RESIDENTS ELECTED US TO DO THIS, THIS VERY THING IS VERY VERYTHING.

AND IF WE'RE NOT DOING IT, IF WE SAY, OH, WELL, IT'S STATURE, RESPONSIBILITY, AND I DON'T WANT TO STEP ON STAFF STORES AND.

DRAFT ORDNANCES.

AND COME BACK TO US, WE READ THEM, YOU SEE IF WE HAVE ANY CHANGES, PUT THEM IN PLACE.

AND THAT'S IT. NOW SOME WILL SAY, OK.

THERE ARE DIFFERENT MOVING PARTS AND THERE'S COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COMING UP IN THE SUMMER. THAT'S THE STUFF.

LET'S LET'S COINCIDE AND LET'S PUT IT ALL TOGETHER AROUND THAT SAME TIME.

BUT TO SAY, OKAY, LET'S CALL IT SOMETHING ELSE AND PUT EVERYTHING TOGETHER BECAUSE IT FALLS UNDER A SOCIAL THING.

I DON'T TRUST THAT. THAT'S THE PART I DON'T TRUST.

OK. I THINK WE I THINK WE SHOULD COME BACK WITH WITH EACH SEPARATE AND THEN WE CAN SAY, OK, DOES THIS BELONG? THERE'S ALL OF THESE THREE THINGS BELONG IN ONE ORDINANCE.

NOT POLICY, NOT NOT RESOLUTION.

NO RESOLUTION. PORTLANDS WE CAN'T BE HUNG UP ON POLICY OR ISM ORDINANCE.

THAT'S WHAT WE WANT. THAT IS WHY I ASKED FOR A SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY POLICY THAT HAD ALL TO BE INCLUDED IN THIS POLICY.

AUDIENCE THE POLICY IS AN ORDINANCE IS THE LAW.

I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT A RESOLUTION RESOLUTION SEPARATE.

I'VE ALWAYS BEEN TALKING ABOUT IMPORTANCE WAS JUST POLICY AND NOT CONCERN.

AT THIS TIME, THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES COMMISSIONER PLACA, BECAUSE BECAUSE YOU ARE GOING TO BE I WAS GOING TO MOCK YOU BECAUSE YOU CLEARLY DON'T UNDERSTAND YOUR JOB.

I CLEARLY DO. YOU FEEL IT.

LISTEN, ANYWAY. I'M FINE.

COME ON. MR. BLOCK OF MY TIME FOR DRESS.

OKAY. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT PERCENTAGE, ABOUT 18 PERCENT OF RESIDENTS?

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NO, I TAKE THAT BACK. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT PERCENTAGE OF OUR EMPLOYEES ARE MAKING? FORTY NINE AN HOUR OR TWO POINT FORTY NINE? I COULD GET A BIT CURIOUS ABOUT THAT.

SURE. IF YOU COMMISSION.

YES, I WOULD BE VERY INTERESTED IN THAT.

NOW, I READ HERE THAT ONE ADULT WITH NO CHILDREN.

THE LIVING WAGE IS TWELVE DOLLARS AND NINETY SIX CENTS.

SO WHAT HAPPENS TO SOMEBODY WHO HAS TWO OR THREE CHILDREN? I MEAN, DOES THIS PLAY ANY ANY ISSUE WITH WHAT WE'RE DOING BASED ON THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN OR SPOUSE? IT WOULD PROBABLY LIKELY INCREASE.

OK. IT'S BASED ON A FORMULA.

I'M NOT SURE EXACTLY HOW AM I TO CALCULATE IT.

ALL RIGHT. YOU KNOW, I DEFINITELY BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO OUR EMPLOYEES HANDS DOWN AS FAR AS A RESIDENT PREFERENCE FOR IT.

I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SEE A PREFERENCE FOR VETERANS.

WE HAVE VETERANS PREFERENCE ALREADY IS A FEDERAL LAW.

OK. PERFECT.

I THINK AND I DON'T WANT TO SPEAK FOR MY COLLEAGUES, BUT I THINK WE'RE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE THAT WE NEED SOMETHING TO COME BACK TO US IN THIS REALM.

INITIALLY, IF WE WANT TO DO IT AS THREE SEPARATE ISSUES, JUST SO WE CAN TAKE EACH INDIVIDUALLY AND THEN POSSIBLY GROUP THEM FINE.

BUT I DEFINITELY FEEL WE NEED TO HAVE SOMETHING COME BACK TO US.

CLEAR AND SIMPLE. NEED TO PUT IT INTO THE GROUND.

SO I SIT ON THE BROWARD COUNTY HUMAN RIGHTS BOARD.

AND BROWARD COUNTY HAS A HUMAN RIGHTS ORDINANCE THAT ENCOMPASSES HOW PEOPLE SHOULD BE TREATED WITH AN.

HOUSING, EMPLOYMENT IN A VARIETY OF OTHER THINGS.

AND IT'S ALL ENCOMPASSED UNDER ONE HEADLINE, WHICH IS THE BROWARD COUNTY HUMAN RIGHTS ORDINANCE. IF WE ARE LOOKING TO DO.

THREE SPECIFIC THINGS WITH AN ORDINANCE RIGHT NOW.

LET'S PUT IT UNDER A SPECIFIC HEADING, WHATEVER THAT HEADING MAY BE.

LET'S MAKE IT THE BEGINNING OF OUR.

HIRING ORDINANCE FOR LACK OF A BETTER TERM, BECAUSE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THREE THINGS RIGHT NOW. BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN SIX MONTHS FROM NOW WE DON'T COME BACK AND SAY, OH, YOU KNOW, WHAT WE SHOULD HAVE DONE WHILE WE WERE DOING ALL OF THAT WAS X, Y, Z.

THAT WAY WE HAVE SOMETHING CODIFIED.

AND IT'S EASY TO FIND AS OPPOSED TO TRYING TO FIND THREE DIFFERENT THINGS IN THREE DIFFERENT PLACES.

THAT'S MY THOUGHTS. PRECISELY THE POINT OF WHEN YOU YOU'RE LOOKING AT OUR CODE AND OUR AUDIENCE. THERE'S A HEADER AND BOM BOM BOM BOM BOM A, B, C, D, E, F, G, WHATEVER ELSE GOES IN THERE WHICH WILL CONTAIN THE THREE ITEMS THAT WE'VE BEEN DELIVERING THIS MORNING AND ALLOW FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO GO IN.

IF WE SO CHOOSE OUR FUTURE DATE, BELIEVE OR NOT, THIS COMMISSION IS ALL AGREED ON THIS TOPIC. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

YOU'RE WELCOME. THANKS FOR CLEARING THAT.

AMERICANS ARE HERE. TWO, TWO, TWO, TWO.

THE VISE MAYOR AND COMMISSIONER PLECO ARE SAYING BRING BACK BRING YOU A COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN ARE TELLING ME TO BRING BACK.

I ALSO SEE HER JURIES DIFFERENTLY THAN ALL RIGHT.

WHAT I'M SAYING IS LET'S NOT GET INTO THE MINUTIA.

WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO COME BACK TO US IF YOU IF YOU FEEL THE NEED TO DO THEM THREE SEPARATELY, THAT WE POSSIBLY CAN ROLL INTO ONE.

I'M OK WITH THAT.

BUT WE'RE WE'RE GETTING INTO MINUTIA.

MR. THANK YOU. YES, BUT BUT BRING IT BRING BACK THREE.

WHAT'S. AM I AM I ON THE SAME RIGHT I HAD STARTED WITH THEIR NEIGHBORS DOWN THERE BECAUSE BEING THAT WHAT, BRING BACK THREE RESOLUTIONS OR BRING BACK THREE AUDIENCES AND AUDIENCES? BECAUSE YOU KEEP SAYING YOU KEEP SAYING POLICYS OR THAT SORT OF STUFF.

WHAT SO EVER SO AUDIENCE YOU.

THE CITY COMMISSION BY POLICY CAN ADOPT AN ORDINANCE OR A RESOLUTION.

SO ORDINANCE IT'S ALWAYS BEEN.

OZOLS LET'S MAKE IT CLEAR THAT WE ARE TRYING TO BUY POLICY, BRING BACK THREE DIFFERENT ORDINANCES TO EITHER PUT INTO ONE ORDINANCE OR KEEP US THREE, NOT BRING BACK THREE RESOLUTIONS. WE DON'T WANT THREE RESOLUTIONS, RESOLUTION VICE-MAYOR AND NO ONE IS TALKING. I JUST WANT IT ON THE RECORD.

I JUST WANT YOU ON THE RECORD.

I'M CLEAR. I'M CLEAR, IF I MAY, TO CLARIFY FOR ANSWER COMMISSIONER FLACCO'S QUESTION MY

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STAFF HAS TEXT ME AND HAVE ZERO PERCENT OF OUR EMPLOYEES MAKING FOURTEEN FORTY NINE.

THE LOWEST WAGE AT THIS POINT IS FIFTEEN DOLLARS AND THIRTY FIVE CENTS AN HOUR.

MOST EMPLOYERS ARE MAKING THAT.

SO THAT GIVES YOU ROOM TO DIRECT ME AND OUR CLOSED DOOR EXECUTIVE SESSION WHEN I'M PAYING FOR BARGAINING FACT IN THE UNION IS PREPARED.

WELL, I MS.. YES.

AND MEAN IF I CAN FOR CLARIFICATION, BECAUSE THE LAWYER HERE REALLY DO WANT THE STAFF TO WRITE THAT ORDINANCE OR ORDINANCES.

DID YOU JUST DESCRIBED.

I'LL BE HAPPY TO WORK WITH LORENZO.

WHATEVER DRAFT IS OF BUSINESS ISN'T NEEDED BEING DRAFTED.

YOU JUST RESTATE THE TOPICS THAT YOU'RE EXPECTING TO SEE IN A WRITTEN DOCUMENT.

I ASSUME LIVING WAGE? YES.

RESIDENTIAL, PERHAPS? I GUESS.

AND THE BAR. AND THEN THE BOX.

THOSE ARE MY THREE ITEMS. AND THAT WOULD BE THERE.

THE ABILITY FOR WOMEN TO MEN STOPPING TO SHUT DOWN IF I CAN.

ORDINANCES TO CREATE POLICIES.

AUDIENCE IS ANY OF THEM SELVES ARE LEGISLATED POLICIES.

THAT'S WHAT THEY DO IN TALLAHASSEE.

THEORETICALLY, EVERY YEAR WHEN THEY MEET DURING THEIR CURRENT SESSION FOLLOWING.

WE CAN WRITE THREE SEPARATE ORDINANCES WITH THE CONSENSUS OF THE COMMISSION TO BE THE COMMISSION DURING THE COURSE OF DEBATE TO MERGE ONE OR MERGE TO EMERGE THREE, OR NOT EVEN HAVE ANY ONE OF THEM. THAT'S YOUR PREROGATIVE.

THERE'S NOTHING LEGALLY THAT SAYS WE CAN'T DRAFT THREE.

WE CAN'T TRAVEL ONE. THAT'S IN YOUR LEGAL HAT.

THAT'S IN YOUR LEGISLATIVE HANDS.

SO GIVEN THE FACT THAT WE NOW HEARD FROM YOU, I THINK WE CAN WALK IN THAT DIRECTION.

IT WASN'T A FOURTH, JUST THREE, SO I GOT THE SAME THREE UMBRELLA THREE TOPICS.

MAYOR. JUST SO JUST SO WE'RE CLEAR, BECAUSE ALTHOUGH SAM WILL DRAFT AN ORDINANCE, IT'S MUSTACHE RESPONSIBILITY TO PUT THIS TOGETHER AND BRING SOMETHING BACK TO YOU.

I'M NOT HEARING WHAT EVERYBODY ELSE IS HEARING HERE.

I HEARD TWO PEOPLE SAY THEY WANT THREE ORDINANCES AND I HEARD TWO PEOPLE SAY THAT THEY WANT ONE ORDINANCE WITH VARIOUS SUBJECTS UNDER THOSE UNDER THOSE ORDINANCES.

AND YOU'VE ALL HEARD ME SAY, I DON'T REALLY CARE FOR AN ORDINANCE.

I'D LIKE RESOLUTIONS DIRECTING US BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE PERSONNEL POLICIES AND HIRING PRACTICES IN THE CODE OF ORDINANCE.

BUT YOU SEEM INTENT ON HAVING AN ORDINANCE.

YOU SO BE IT. NO ARGUMENT FROM ME AT THIS POINT.

OK. BUT IF WE'RE GOING TO CREATE A.

WHATEVER THE MAYOR SAID OR HIRING PRACTICES, ORDINANCE, WHATEVER, WE'RE GOING TO REFER TO THESE THINGS AS, THERE ARE SOME OF OUR HIRING PRACTICES AND OUR PERSONNEL MANUAL THAT SHOULD PROBABLY BE INCLUDED IN SOME TYPE OF A SOCIAL.

YOU CALL IT A SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ORDINANCE.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ON VETERANS PREFERENCES IS ONE EXAMPLE.

THERE ARE SOME OTHER THINGS THAT IF WE'RE GONNA DO THIS, WE WOULD LIKE TO PROBABLY BRING BACK TO YOU. NOW, I HAVEN'T THOUGHT THIS THROUGH.

I'M JUST SHARING THIS WITH YOU NOW.

BUT THERE ARE SOME OTHER THINGS THAT I'M GOING TO ASSUME ABOUT WHEN I SIT DOWN AND TALK THAT WE'RE GOING TO WANT TO BRING BACK TO YOU.

SO I'M JUST I WANT TO GIVE YOU FAIR WARNING.

WE'RE GONNA BRING BACK WHAT YOU ASK US FOR.

WE MAY ALSO BRING BACK SOME OTHER THINGS TO INCLUDE.

TO BOLSTER WHAT IT IS THAT I THINK YOU'RE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH, NOT TO WATER IT DOWN, BUT TO STRENGTHEN IT MORE THAN YOU KNOW, EVEN MORE THAN WHAT YOU'VE ASKED US TO DO IT.

THANK YOU. AND IF I MAY, NOT A MAYOR, THAT THAT PROVES MY POINT RIGHT THERE, IF WE'RE DOING ONE ORDINANCE AND PUTTING ALL OF THE ELEMENTS IN THERE.

THAT MAKES MORE SENSE THAN BRINGING THREE AUDIENCES BACK TO US TO THEN SAY, CONSOLIDATE.

OH, BUT THEN WE ALSO WANT TO PUT ALL OF THIS TOGETHER.

IF WE HAVE IT IN ONE PLACE, IT MAKES IT A LOT EASIER.

KIND OF LIKE HOW YOU HAVE ARTICLE ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE RIGHT NOW IN THIS AUDIENCE BOOK. IT'S ONE LOCATION TO FIND IT ALL.

AND HERE'S THE HEADER AND HERE'S WHERE IT GOES.

AND AT THIS POINT IN TIME, WE HAVE BEATEN THIS TO DEATH.

I THINK THE POINT IS COMPLETELY UNDERSTOOD OF WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.

SERGEANT, BRING US BACK.

YOU GUYS AND GIRLS DO A GREAT JOB.

BRING US BACK SOMETHING THAT WE CAN LOOK INTO AND REVIEW AT A LATER DATE.

CONTAINING EVERYTHING WE'VE DISCUSSED.

THANK YOU. YOU LEGALLY DON'T HAVE CONSTANCE'S.

JUST SO YOU KNOW. THEN WHAT WHAT WHAT, WHAT I WHAT I DON'T GET, I DON'T WANT TO COME BACK IS ONE BIG POLICY THAT THE COMMISSION WILL THEN LOOK AT AND BE LIKE, YOU KNOW, I DON'T LIKE THIS, THIS, THIS, THIS, THIS AND THIS.

AND SO LET'S LET'S DO AWAY WITH THIS ONE BIG ORDINANCE.

IF THERE'S IF THERE'S ONE ORDINANCE THAT WE DON'T LIKE, THEN WE CAN DO AWAY WITH THAT AND THEN LUMP BOTH OF THEM.

THE OTHER TWO TOGETHER.

IF THERE'S TWO THAT WE DON'T LIKE, WE CAN DO AWAY WITH THOSE TWO AND HAVE ONE AND HAVE THE OTHER ONE REMAIN. BUT I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE THIS COMMISSION WILL GET INTO THE WEEDS AND START CROSSING OUT.

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AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN WE HAVE NOTHING.

SO THAT IS WHY I THINK COMING BACK WITH THREE DIFFERENT THINGS IS IS IS A BETTER WAY TO GO IS A BETTER WAY TO GO.

IF IF STAFF WANTS TO COME BACK WITH MORE THINGS FOR US THAN FINE.

YOU CAN COME BACK WITH MORE THINGS, BUT JUST TO LUMP EVERYTHING IN ONE.

AND THEN WE START CROSSING OUT.

AND BELIEVE ME, THIS MAN HAS A HISTORY OF CROSSING THINGS OUT AND GETTING INTO THE WEEDS.

I. IN GOOD CONSCIENCE, I DON'T KNOW IF IF IF THIS IS A PLOY TO JUST KILL THIS AS WE HAVE SEEN THINGS KILLED BEFORE AND I WILL NOT SEE THIS KILLED.

WE WILL STRENGTHEN TREATING OUR EMPLOYEES FAIRLY.

SIGHS THERE. IT'S CALLED JOINT AND SEVERAL LIABILITY.

IT IS A LEGAL TERM THAT YOU WILL LEARN WHEN YOU GO TO LAW SCHOOL.

YOU CAN CROSS THINGS OUT IN PARAGRAPHS.

AND SO P.P.S., THEY SOMETIMES MUST GO.

SOME OF US HAVE LOST THEM AND SMARTER THAN THOSE WHO HAVE ACTUALLY GONE.

UNDERSTOOD. BUT I AM SHARING WITH YOU A LEGAL PRACTICE THAT YOU CAN HOPEFULLY REST ASSURED ABOUT ANYWAY.

YES, IT IS YOUR TURN. THANK YOU, MR. PLAKA. I JUST LIKE TO CLARIFY MY THOUGHT PROCESS IN THREE SEPARATE ONES IN MY MIND.

READ MY MIND. MAYBE LIVING WAGE AND RESIDENT PREFERENCE.

GO TOGETHER. BAN THE BOX TO ME IS A SEPARATE ISSUE, WHICH IS WHY I SAID THREE SEPARATE ONES, AND THEN IF WE WANT TO PUT THEM TOGETHER, WE MAY FEEL THAT WAY.

THAT'S THE REASON I ASKED FOR THREE SEPARATE ONES, JUST TO BE CLEAR.

UNBELIEVABLE. SORRY.

NO, IT'S NOT, IT'S NOT. IT'S JUST IT'S IT'S NOT MY COMMENTS TO YOU.

AH, THIS YOU HAVE CONSENSUS FROM ALL FOUR OF US REGARDING POLICY.

A LIVING WAGE FOR HIRING PRACTICES AND THE BOSS ORGANIZE IT IN AN AUDIENCE OR AUDIENCES OR TOPICS, WHICHEVER YOU DO IS BEST FIT THE RISK COMMISSION TO REVIEW AT A LATER DATE.

OK. YOU GOT CONSENSUS ON IT.

YOU ARE THE ARTIST.

YOU ARE THE DRAFTERS. PLEASE DRAFT WHAT IS BEST FOR US TO REVIEW.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU. IT IS NOW 2 4 AND WE ARE GOING TO HAVE.

[4. Youth Advisory Council Update]

YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL UPDATE.

PRESENTING AS OUR PARKING DECK DIRECTOR, GREG WARNER AND PARK RECREATION SITE SUPERVISOR SALMAN NOW. WELCOME, GENTLEMEN.

THANK YOU. GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR VISE, MAYOR, MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION, THE RECORD, GREG WARNER, DIRECTOR, POST-INAUGURATION.

GOOD AFTERNOON, SIR.

REAL CROWD.

GOOD AFTERNOON. SAM, I KNOW THE SITE SUPERVISOR FOR THE TAMARACK COMMUNITY CENTER.

OK. THE TALKING ABOUT A YOUTH COUNCIL WITHIN THE CITY OF TAMARACK.

IF YOU RECALL, LAST YEAR DURING THE STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS COMMISSION SPOKE TO SPOKE TO STAFF ABOUT THE DESIRE FOR A A YOUTH COUNCIL IN THE CITY OF TAMARACK.

AND DURING THAT STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS AND THAT DISCUSSION, WE TALKED ABOUT SOME SOME DIFFERENT THINGS THAT THIS YOUTH COUNCIL COULD SERVE THE CITY OF TAMARACK WELL WITH.

AND THAT'S PROVIDING YOUTH A VOICE IN THE CITY'S DIRECTION.

WE NEED THAT INPUT FROM FROM THE YOUTH AGES EXPOSURE TO MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT.

HAVE THEM HAVE SOME TIES WITH THE WITH THE CITY COMMISSION.

LEARN ABOUT WHAT THE CITY OF TAMARACK DOES AND WHAT YOU DO AS AS ELECTED OFFICIALS AS WELL. AND THE END RESULT OF THAT IS DEVELOPING OUR FUTURE READERS.

SO FROM THAT FROM THAT DIRECTION AND SAT DOWN, WE TALKED ABOUT THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST. WE HAVE SALMON.

ROE IS ONE OF THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST.

WE BROUGHT INTO PARKS AND RECREATION.

HE SAID HE'S ACTUALLY WHEN I STARTED TALKING ABOUT THIS CONCEPT, SAMMY IS A SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT. HE'S HAS A LOT OF EXPERIENCE DEALING WITH WITH YOUTH COUNCILS, WITH TEEN GROUPS AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

SO AT THIS POINT, I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO SAMMY TO TALK ABOUT WHAT WHAT HAS BEEN DONE TO DATE.

THANK YOU. AS YOU CAN SEE PRETTY MUCH ALL THROUGH THE PRESENTATION, I'M GOING TO KIND OF TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE PLAN OF ACTION THAT WAS TAKING PLACE.

I'M PRETTY MUCH KNOW THE TIME TIMELINE WAS DEVELOPED AND PRETTY MUCH I SHARE IT WITH GREG. AND HE PRETTY MUCH APPROVED THIS.

HE HAD MOVED FORWARD WITH IT.

AND AS YOU CAN SEE, SOME OF THE THINGS THAT TOOK PLACE ON THE TIMELINE WAS THE MICHAEL MATERIAL WAS CREATED.

THERE WERE SOME MEETINGS SCHEDULED WITH SCHOOL PERSONNEL.

I'M A VERY BIG ADVOCATE ABOUT BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS.

YOU KNOW, INSTEAD OF JUST E-MAILING OUT THE INFORMATION, I SHOULD SCHEDULE TIMES WITH THREE SCHOOLS. I'M PRETTY MUCH TRY TO REACH OUT TO ALL THE SCHOOL THAT YOU SEE LISTED.

BUT I ACTUALLY DID HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SIT DOWN WITH THREE SCHOOLS, WHICH WAS ACTUALLY PALLADIAN 11:54 RUN OF SORTS AND DIDN'T EVEN HAVE A COMMENT MEETING WITH

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TARABELLA. BUT I DID HAVE CONVERSATIONS ON THE PHONE WHICH ARE AVAILABLE AND BOARD.

INNOCENT HIGH SCHOOL WAS A SCHOOL THAT PRETTY MUCH HAD A CONVERSATION WITH.

NOW, PART OF THE MARKETING PLAN.

THESE ARE SOME OF THE THINGS THAT TOOK PLACE.

YOU GET AN E-MAIL BLAST TO THE HUMAN TRAFFICKING PARTICIPANTS THAT CAME OUT ON JANUARY 11TH. WE HAD SOME INFORMATION IN THE TAMPA.

GRAHAM AND ALSO THE FIRE WAS CREATED, THE SCHOOL VISITS AND JUST RECENTLY LEADERSHIP.

TAMARA CAME OVER TO THE COMMUNITY CENTER FOR A DATE.

THEY WERE PRETTY MUCH THERE ALL DAY.

SO THAT GAVE ME AN OPPORTUNITY TO KIND OF PRESENT TO THAT GROUP AS WELL, TO.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, TONIGHT WE HAVE OUR ORIENTATION AND WE HAD 18 APPLICATIONS THAT CAME IN AND WE HAVE A TOTAL OF FIFTEEN STUDENTS WHO HAVE ALREADY BEEN FOR TONIGHT.

SO I'M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO ROLLING OUT WHAT WE'RE GETTING READY TO ROLL OUT.

THE TEEN COUNCIL'S PROGRAM OVERVIEW IS AS SOME OF THE WHAT GREG MENTIONED IS TO REALLY GET THE STUDENT INVOLVED IN THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT HERE IN THE CITY OF TABARROK.

DEFINITELY WILL OPEN THE DOOR OF OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU.

ONCE WE GET STARTED DOWN THE LINE TO DEFINITELY COME OUT AND SPEAK TO THE STUDENTS ABOUT WHAT YOU ALL KIND OF LIKE TO SEE, WHAT TAKE PLACE AS PART OF A STRATEGIC PLAN INCREASE IN YOUTH VOICE AND COMMUNICATIONS IN TEMOUR, IRAQ'S FUTURE DIRECTION, AND ALSO INCREASE IN VOLUNTEERISM AMONG YOUTH AND ADULTS AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT THROUGH THIS PROGRAM WITH THIS INITIATIVE. THEY WILL EARN COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS.

NOW, I HAVE WORKED CLOSELY WITH THE CITY OF LORIO AND ONE OF THE THINGS THEY HAVE IN THEIR RESOLUTION IS THAT THE STUDENTS EVENTUALLY GET PAID TO BE PART OF THE COUNCIL.

THEY GET A STIPEND. SO THAT'S SOMETHING DOWN THE LINE.

A LOT OF THIS RIGHT NOW FOR ME IS REALLY EVERYTHING'S A PROCESS.

SO IT'S ABOUT REALLY BEING CONSERVATIVE, CONSERVATIVE, CONSERVATIVE AND ALSO MAKING THINGS HAPPEN. THE BIG ROLLOUT WILL ACTUALLY BE SOME TIME IN SEPTEMBER.

AND WHAT I MEAN BY THAT IS THAT'S WHEN THE WHOLE COMMISSION STARTS OVERPRICED A NEW BUDGET YEAR. SO RIGHT NOW, EVERYTHING IS KIND OF BEING PUT IN PLACE TO PUT THE PRACTICES IN PLACE. FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN I TALKED TO DR.

THOMAS OVERBORNE ANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL, SHE SAID THIS TIME FRAME, WHY HERE IS A BAD TIMEFRAME OF TRYING TO ROLL OUT A PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS.

BECAUSE RIGHT NOW, MOST OF OUR STUDENTS ARE LOOKING FOR SUMMER JOBS.

SO SHE DEFINITELY WE TALKED IN PRETTY MUCH THE CONVERSATION WAS REALLY ABOUT HOW WE CAN DEVELOP OUR PARTNERSHIP MOVING FORWARD.

SO WHEN THAT TIME COMES AGAIN, TO PUT IT UP FOR STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE, WE HAVE THAT COMMUNICATION TAKING PLACE.

CONTINUE WITH THE OVERVIEW.

PART OF MY ROLE WOULD BE REALLY TO SCHEDULE THE FUND EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES, FOR EXAMPLE, FOR THE LEAGUE OF CITIES, THE ANNUAL YOUTH CONFERENCE THIS YEAR IS GOING TO ACTUALLY TAKE PLACE ON AUGUST 13TH, 14TH AND 15TH.

THE YOUTH SITE IS ACTUALLY AUGUST 15.

IT'S GONNA BE RIGHT HERE IN HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA.

THE DIPLOMAT. SO DEFINITELY LOOKING FORWARD TO TAKING THE STUDENTS PART OF MY ROLE WITH THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL.

I WORK CLOSELY WITH MS. DAPHNE BROWN.

SHE'S THE STAFF LEAD HERE IN LATVIA AND REALLY WORKING WITH THOSE STUDENTS TO TRY TO GET THEM EDUCATED.

WHAT DO YOU COUNSEL PEACE WAS, BUT ALSO GIVEN THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND THE YOUTH CONFERENCE. LAST YEAR WE ACTUALLY TOOK THE STUDENTS TO ORLANDO.

DURING THAT TIME, THEY HAD OPPORTUNITY TO GO ON A COLLEGE TOUR.

THAT WAS KIND OF INCORPORATE ALL THAT INTO ONE, BUT ALSO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ENGAGE WITH OTHER YOUTH COUNCIL MEMBERS FROM ACROSS THE STATE OF FLORIDA.

COMMISSION MEETINGS AND WORKPLACE VISITS WOULD BE THE OPPORTUNITY AT WHICH I'D EXPOSE THOSE THINGS TO. TEENS WILL ALSO ENGAGE IN POSITIVE ROLE MODELS WITH POSITIVE ROLE MODELS AND BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS.

PART OF MY OPPORTUNITY VISION IS TO REALLY BRING IN THOSE PROFESSIONS THAT CUT ME INTO EXPOSING STUDENTS OF DIFFERENT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES THAT THEY MAY POSSIBLY HAVE TO MOVE BEFORE IT. I WANT THEM TO BE AGENTS OF CHANGE.

AND TRULY HOW THEY CAN EMPOWER THEIR PEERS.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I HAVE A STUDENT FROM TARABELLA HIGH SCHOOL.

SHE'S ACTUALLY THE 12TH GRADE.

SHE CAME OVER HERE TO TURN IN HER APPLICATION.

BUT THE SECURITY GUY CALL ME ON THE PHONE.

AREN'T YOU AT TCC? I SAID YES. YOUNG LADY MADE HER WAY OVER TO DROP HER APPLICATION OFF.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, SHE'S DUAL ROLE IN STUDENT STUDENT.

SHE ACTUALLY AND WROTE ABOUT COLLEGE AS WELL AS TARABELLA, AND SHE WANTS TO SEE HOW SHE CAN REALLY EMPOWER HER PEERS TO KIND OF MAKE CHANGE FOR THE CITY.

SHE'S LOOKING POSTA GO OFF TO SCHOOL, BUT SHE WANTS TO STILL BE A PART OF WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO. NOW, THE PROGRAM BENEFITS PRETTY MUCH THE MISSION OF THE TEEN COUNCIL WOULD BE PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING TEEN PROGRAMS, PROMOTING IDEAS FOR TEENS, ADVOCATING FOR THE RIGHTS OF TEENS, BUT ALSO PROMOTING COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT THROUGH VOLUNTEERISM.

THESE ARE SOME OF THE KIND OF REQUIREMENTS THAT DISCUSSING WITH GREG YOU NEED TO BE A TAMARACK RESIDENT. GRADES EIGHT THROUGH TWELVE MINIMUM GPA OF 2.5.

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TERM LIMITS, WHICH IS PART OF THE BYLAWS THAT WILL BE SHARED WITH THEM THIS EVENING AS A ONE YEAR TERM LIMIT. OFFICE POSITIONS WOULD BE PRESIDENT VISE PRESIDENT, SECRETARY AND TREASURER ON THE MEETING TIMES RIGHT NOW IS THE FOURTH MONDAY OF THE MONTH, BUT THAT'S DEPENDENT ON THE STUDENTS SCHEDULING.

BUT RIGHT NOW IT'S THE FOURTH MONTH BECAUSE I'M THE NIGHT MANAGER ON MONDAY NIGHTS.

SO CLOSE TO HOME AND HAVE A DESIRE TO BE A CHANGE AGENT FOR THE COMMUNITY.

JUST A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME. SOME OF MY EXPERIENCE, I HAD 28 YEARS OF PROGRAMING EXPERIENCE. I WORKED 19 YEARS WITH THE YMCA OF BROWARD COUNTY.

I STARTED OUT WITH A PROGRAM CALLED MULTI-QUARTER ACHIEVERS AND END UP LEAVING THE Y AFTER 19 YEARS AS AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THREE YEARS WITH THE UNITED WAY OF BROWARD COUNTY. THEIR GROUP WAS CALLED THE BROAD YOUTH COALITION.

AND PRETTY MUCH WHAT THEIR ROLE WAS REALLY TO BRING STUDENTS AND TO EDUCATE THEIR PEERS HOW TO LIVE A HEALTHY AND DRUG FREE LIFESTYLE.

THREE YEARS WITH THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF PALM BEACH AS A CLUB DIRECTOR.

THREE YEARS IGNITED A COMMUNITY CENTER OUTSIDE OF TAMARACK.

THAT'S MY NONPROFIT, SO I WORK CLOSELY WITH THE CITY OF LAUDERHILL AND HAPPEN.

AS YOU CAN SEE, TO ORGANIZE COLLEGE TOURS, ASSIST WITH MAKING ARRANGEMENTS TO FOR THE YOUTH TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FLORIDA LEAGUE OF CITIES CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER PROJECTS, AN ANNUAL RECOGNITION BANQUET ASSISTED IN PLANNING WITH YOUTH PARTICIPANTS TO ATTEND CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS.

BUT MOST OF ALL IS REALLY HOW WE CAN ENGAGE THE STUDENTS ON THE SOCIAL LEADERSHIP SIDE, WHICH IS NOT ONLY WHAT THE ROBERT ROOSA ORDER PUBLIC SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES, THE STUDENTS ACTUALLY WHEN THEY WANT TO VISIT THE CITY, A LOT OF HILLS COUNCIL, THEY ACTUALLY DID HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY SPEAK IN FRONT OF THE COMMISSION TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES AND ALSO UNDERSTANDING THE PROGRAM'S BYLAWS.

ORGANIZED COMMUNITY LEADERS TO BE GUEST SPEAKERS, ORGANIZED WORKPLACE VISAS TO GIVE YOUTH PERSISTENCE THE OPPORTUNITY AND EXPOSURE OF THE DIFFERENT FIELDS OF STUDY.

SOME OF THE PROGRAM'S SUCCESS THROUGH THE CITY OF A LOT OF HILL.

WE HAD 17 TO GRADUATE AND ENROLLED IN COLLEGE.

THERE'S A 50 PERCENT PROGRAM RETENTION.

AND THEY DID OVER A THOUSAND HOURS ON AN ANNUAL BASIS.

SO REALLY MY GOAL IS REALLY TO SEE HOW WE CAN HAVE THAT SUCCESS HERE.

TAMARA? AS I MENTIONED, OUR CHOICES TONIGHT ON THE TWINS TONIGHT AT 6:30 AT THIS TUNE'S TDC. I GUESS THAT PRETTY MUCH CONCLUDES YOUR PRESENTATION.

WE WON'T HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. SCIENTISTS HAVE WOKEN UP TO ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

EXCELLENT. THANK YOU. I WILL TURN IT OVER TO PARKER.

YOU CERTAINLY HAVE THIS WELL ON OUT.

I TRY TO BE IN JAIL.

IT'S IT'S AMAZING PLAN.

THE ONLY QUESTION I MIGHT HAVE.

WOULD IT MAKE SENSE AT SOME POINT FOR A STUDENT TO BE HOOKED UP WITH ONE OF US? MAYBE ONE ON ONE.

WELL, TO BE PATIENT.

JUST RECENTLY, I ASK GREG TO GIVE ME THE DISTRICTS SO EACH AREA BE BROKEN OUT.

SO THAT IS THE ULTIMATE GOAL.

BECAUSE WHAT I'M WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE HAPPEN IS THOSE TWO KIDS GET THE OPPORTUNITY.

THAT'S A FORCED TO LIVE IN CERTAIN DISTRICTS TO ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO SIT WITH YOU, TO KIND OF SEE WHAT SOME OF THEIR GOALS AND OBJECTIVES ARE FOR THAT PARTICULAR DISTRICT PERTAINING TO THEIR PEERS.

THAT MAKES GREAT SENSE. YES.

IS. GREAT JOB.

JENNIFER, THANK YOU. LOOK FORWARD TO IT.

AND I'LL BE HAPPY TO TAKE THIS OVER BECAUSE I DON'T I MAY LIVE IN DISTRICT 2.

I SHOULDN'T SAY THAT COUNTY.

VETERAN OHIO SENATOR TURNED VISE MAYOR.

JUST JUST CURIOUS.

GREAT PROGRAM, BY THE WAY. THANK YOU.

WHY IS PIPER OR EYERLY NOT ON THE LIST OF SCHOOLS THAT YOU DISTRIBUTED? WELL, I JUST LEARNED TODAY THAT WE HAVE STUDENTS THAT GO TO 60 DIFFERENT SCHOOLS.

I'M ACTUALLY NEW TO THE CITY OF TAMARA.

APRIL 22ND TO BE A YEAR.

SO I'M STILL LEARNING THE PROCESSES.

SO, YES, THAT WILL BE SOMETHING MOVING FORWARD.

IT WILL TAKE PLACE BECAUSE WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO AX I KNOW THAT SUPERINTENDENT RANTZEN MENTIONED THAT HIS TEAM WOULD GET YOU THE LIST OF SCHOOLS THAT ARE TOO MUCH TO GO TO.

I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IF I CAN GET A COPY OF THAT AS WELL TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.

NOW, I ACTUALLY LEARNED SOMETHING NEW TODAY.

EYERLY I WASN'T IT WAS NOT A HUNDRED PERCENT SURE WE HAD IT IN STUDENTS OR I.

I KNOW IT'S A LOWER NUMBER, BUT THAT'S SOMETHING NEW TO ME TODAY.

OBVIOUSLY, WE DO KNOW ABOUT PIPER.

BUT THAT INFORMATION OUT THERE.

NO, NO, NO. NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THE DISTRICT 1 RESIDENTS.

RIGHT. SO, YOU KNOW, A LOT ABOUT YOUR ARREST WILL SLOWLY LEAVE ELY OUT SOMETIMES.

BUT, YOU KNOW, THEY THEY THEY DO REPORT TO ELY RIGHT ON THE INSIDE.

[03:40:04]

ELY, PIPER AND BOYD ANDERSON.

IS IT TOO LATE TO DO THEM? OK, GOOD. IF WE COULD SEND APPLICATIONS TO PIPER AND ELY.

I FORGOT. WE CAN ASK OUR ASSISTANT.

WHAT CLASS? I SPOKE TO PIPER LAST YEAR.

THAT CLASS WAS AMAZING.

AND THERE WERE STUDENTS WHO WERE VERY MUCH INTERESTED IN LEARNING HOW SEMI-GOVERNMENT WORKS AND WANTED TO BE A PART OF WHATEVER WE HAVE HERE IN TAMARACK.

SO WE COULD DEFINITELY CONTACT THAT TEACHER AND LET THEM KNOW THAT, YOU KNOW, WE'RE WE'RE DOING THIS. BUT I WAS ACTUALLY WORKING THROUGH THE GUIDANCE COUNSELORS.

THAT'S WHO PRETTY MUCH HAVE BEEN MY CONTACT THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOLS I'VE BEEN TALKING TO.

BUT IF YOU HAVE THAT PARTICULAR TEACHER WHO WORKS WITH THE GOVERNOR, ASIDE OF THOSE STUDENTS, I WOULD TAKE THAT INFORMATION.

GUIDANCE COUNSELORS ARE GREAT.

BUT SCHOOLS HAVE LIKE STUDENT GOVERNMENT CORRECT ASSOCIATIONS AS WELL.

SO THAT IS WHAT YOU PROBABLY GET A BETTER BANG FOR YOUR BUCK GOING TO THE STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION SCHOOLS.

IT'S A MS. OFFICIALLY. TWO THINGS.

FIRST, I HAVE TO COMMEND SAM.

I HAVE WORKED WITH YOU ON A COUPLE ISSUES ALREADY, A COUPLE EVENTS ALREADY, AND WHAT A GEM YOU ARE FOR OUR CITY.

I CAN GREATLY APPRECIATE EVERYTHING THAT YOU DID OR THE YOUTH HUMAN TRAFFICKING SUMMIT AND TO.

COMMEND YOU FOR THIS PROGRAM BEFORE IT EVEN STARTS.

I KNOW IT WILL BE A SUCCESS BECAUSE NOT ONLY DO YOU HAVE THE EDUCATE OR THE EXPERIENCE BEHIND IT, BUT THE PLAN THAT YOU PUT TOGETHER WAS PHENOMENAL.

THANK YOU. SECOND THING IS GAY.

IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING.

I'VE BEEN A STRONG PROPONENT OF PUTTING THIS IN PLACE SINCE I GOT ON THE COMMISSION BECAUSE I KNOW I SURVIVED A TEENAGER.

AND IT WAS A LOT EASIER FOR HIM TO TELL ME WHAT HE WANTED AND SEND ME TO TELL HIM WHAT I THOUGHT YOU WANTED, RIGHT? AND THAT'S BEEN MY POINT.

WITH THE YOUTH COUNCIL FROM THE BEGINNING WAS WE NEED TO REACH OUT TO OUR YOUTH TO SEE WHAT THEY THINK BECAUSE WE CAN SIT HERE ON THE DAY AS ALL DAY LONG.

THINKING THAT WE KNOW WHAT THEY NEED.

BUT WE HAVE NO CLUE UNTIL THEY TELL US.

SO I'M VERY EXCITED BY THIS.

AND I'D LOVE TO BE ABLE TO SEE US NOT ONLY TAKE OUR YOUTH COUNCIL TO THEIR YOUTH COUNCIL SUMMIT, BUT I CAN FORESEE US TAKING THEM TO TALLAHASSEE TO ADVOCATE ON THEIR ISSUES.

YES. AND TO D.C.

FOR THIS SAME THING. I'M READY.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR, TOO.

IF I MAY. I DID GO TO YOU.

THANK YOU FOR ACKNOWLEDGING THAT.

I DID GO TO THE U.S.

CONFERENCE OF MAYORS AND ONE OF THE PROGRAMS THAT THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE PERHAPS FOR THE NEXT TIME YOU'RE GOING.

IS THAT COMING UP IN OREGON? THEY HAVE LIKE A U.S.

SUMMIT. THAT'S THAT'S COMING UP.

AND THEY WANT YOUTH FROM DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES TO JOIN.

SO I'M NOT SURE THAT YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT.

BUT IF YOU DO OR DON'T.

PERHAPS THIS IS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO CHOOSE ONE OR TWO YOUTH FROM THAT, TO ACCOMPANY THE MAYOR TO TO OREGON TO BE A PART OF THAT PROGRAM.

SO WE CAN LOOK INTO THAT.

GET SOME MORE INFORMATION FROM THE U.S.

CONFERENCE OF MAYORS TO BE A GOOD LOOK TO SEE SOME OF THE YOUTH WITH THE MAYOR AT THIS ORGANIZATION. THANK YOU ALL.

SINCE MY COLLEAGUES, I'VE TAKEN EVERYTHING I WAS GOING TO SAY THAT I WILL JUST THANK YOU VERY MUCH. SO IT'S.

YOU HAVE A GREAT ENERGY AND IT IS VERY MUCH APPRECIATE BECAUSE WITH YOUR BEING SO INSPIRED TO DO THIS, WE KNOW OUR STUDENTS WILL FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE TO GROW AND LEARN AND TO PARTICIPATE. AND IT'S GOING TO BE ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL.

SO THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. NICE.

CITY MANAGER WE HAVE ON THE NEXT ITEM AS EARTH DAY, TWENTY, TWENTY EVENTS, THE LAST TIME

[5. Discussion - Earth Day 2020 Event]

WE HAD THIS ON THE CALENDAR, WE WOULD PUSH IT BACK BECAUSE WE WERE MISSING TWO OUT OF THE TWO PEOPLE THAT THE DISCUSSION.

NEEDED TO HAVE. AND NOW WE ARE MISSING ONE.

DO YOU STILL WISH TO PROCEED?

[03:45:01]

ALSO, CONSIDERING THAT THE MONTH IS COMING REALLY CLOSE FOR THE EARTH DAY EVENTS.

SO.

NUMBER FIVE, NUMBER FIVE.

ME, WE CAN. I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY I THINK WE CAN.

HOPEFULLY ADDRESS THIS TOMORROW WHEN WE TALK ABOUT IT.

OK. THEY WILL DO THIS TO TOMORROW'S AGENDA.

WE'RE MOVING NOW TO NUMBER 6 DISCUSSION.

[6. Discussion - Recommend cancelling the March 9, 2020 City Commission Workshop, and the March 11, 2020 Regular City Commission Meeting]

RECOMMENDED CANCELING OUR MARCH 9, 2020 COMMISSION WORKSHOP AND THE MARCH ELEVEN TWENTY TWENTY REGULAR CITY MS. MEETING PRESENTING AS OUR CITY CLERK, JENNIFER JOHNSON.

GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR AND COMMISSION.

WE'RE JUST RECOMMENDING AND LOOKING FOR DIRECTION ON CANCELING BOTH THOSE MEETINGS BECAUSE WE WILL NOT HAVE A QUALM.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, COLLEAGUES.

DO WE HAVE CENSUS TO CANCEL THOSE MEETINGS? VICE-MAYOR. MADAM MAYOR.

THERE I'M I'M A LITTLE BIT APPREHENSIVE TO DO THAT AND YOU WON'T HAVE CONSENSUS FOR ME.

HERE'S WHY. I THINK THAT SOME OF THE CONFERENCES AND EVENTS THAT WE GO TO, WE ARE OVERREPRESENTED. THAT SOME OF US ARE GOING TO THE VERY SAME CONFERENCES, GETTING THE SAME SORT OF KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE.

I AM PROPOSING THAT IN THE FUTURE, IF WHEN WE ARE GOING TO CERTAIN EVENTS THAT WE KIND OF CHOOSE WHO GOES.

OR IF IT'S GOING TO AFFECT.

THE SCHEDULE OF OUR MEETINGS, SO IF IF THAT EVENT IS ON A DAY OR WEEK THAT WE WOULD BE HAVING COMMISSION MEETINGS, WE HAVE TO KIND OF SORT OF PLAN BETTER AS TO WHO GOES.

AND THAT PERSON WOULD SHOULD COME BY AND PROVIDE SOME DETAILS AS TO WHAT HAPPENED AND BROUGHT AND BRING BACK SOME MATERIALS TO HELP US, BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT THE CONFERENCES ARE GOOD AND WE LEARN BEST PRACTICE IN THAT SORT OF STUFF.

BUT IF SOMEBODY CAN BRING US BACK THAT INFORMATION, THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL.

SO YOU DON'T HAVE CONSENSUS FROM ME TO CANCEL.

AND I WOULD ASK IF THERE'S ANY OF US THAT WOULD LIKE TO NOT GO TO THE CONFERENCE THAT IS SCHEDULED DURING THE WEEK OF THE 9TH.

AND I'M ONE OF THEM THAT WOULD SACRIFICE GOING TO SEE OUR COMMISSION MEETING GO ON, BECAUSE I THINK THIS IS NOW BECOMING A NUISANCE TO OUR SCHEDULE AND I FEEL LIKE IT WOULD.

HAPPENED PERPETUALLY, AND I DON'T THINK THIS IS A VERY GOOD ROAD TO GO DOWN.

THIS IS THE SECOND MEETING IN JUST THREE MONTHS.

THAT WOULD BE CANCELING BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE TRAVELING.

AND I DON'T THAT'S I DON'T THINK THAT'S THAT'S RIGHT FOR OUR CITY.

THAT'S WHERE I HEAR A BUNCH OF STUFF OF WHAT YOU'RE SAYING.

AND I AGREE, WE ARE COMMITTED TO HERE FIRST.

AND THE ITEM THAT YOU'RE SAYING IS MORE, IN MY OPINION, A TRAVEL POLICY, ONE THAT WE HAD DISCUSSED IN THE PAST, AND THE COMMISSIONER AT THAT TIME DID NOT WANT TO HAVE THAT KIND OF APPROVAL. IF THIS IS SOMETHING WE HAVE TIME TO ADD TO TOMORROW'S AGENDA FOR OUR BUDGET MEETING AND POLICY, WHERE WE ALSO TALKING ABOUT INITIATIVES AND MAYBE WE TALK ABOUT A TRAVEL POLICY AT THAT TIME AND WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN.

BECAUSE IN THE PAST, THIS COMMISSION HAS SAID THAT EACH OF US GIRLS WHO GO BY THEIR OWN MEANS, THAT THEY GO TO YOU BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT THAT'S OFFERED AT IT.

SO IT'S A DIVIDE AND CONQUER TYPE SITUATION.

BUT. IF I'VE HEARD YOU CORRECTLY, ARE YOU ALREADY SCHEDULED HEAVILY READY, PAY REGISTRATION AND WE ALREADY BOOKED ITEMS AND YOU'RE SAYING YOU'RE GOING TO CANCEL THEM? I'M SAYING THAT I CAN CANCEL THEM IF IF MS. REMAINING GIVES US A QUORUM, NUMBER ONE.

AND TWO, ALL OF US HAVE PAID REGISTRATION FEES, I ASSUME, BUT THOSE REGISTRATION FEES ARE REFUNDABLE UP TO A CERTAIN POINT.

I THINK MARCH 1ST OR SOMETHING.

CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG.

SO I WOULD INDEED REMAIN IF I'M THE THIRD PERSON THAT REQUIRES THAT WE'RE REQUIRED TO HAVE QUORUMS. THANK YOU, MISS REBECCA.

WELL, I'M NOT QUITE SURE HOW TO GO ABOUT THIS.

IF WE DON'T HAVE A QUORUM, THEN WE HAVE TO CANCEL THE MEETING.

[03:50:05]

IF REGISTRATION FEES OR HOTELS OR WHATEVER HAVE ALREADY BEEN MADE AND WE'RE GOING TO LOSE MONEY ON THAT. AND I DON'T THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA FOR PEOPLE TO START CANCELING AT THE LAST MINUTE. AND THAT'S WHAT I'M SAYING.

IT'S NOT WE'RE NOT GOING TO LOSE REGISTRATION FEES, REGISTRATION FEES ARE REFUNDABLE UP UNTIL MARCH 1ST. AND HOTELS CAN BE RELEASED.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, THEY ARE SHORT ON ROOMS AND OTHER PEOPLE WANT ROOMS, SO THEY'LL BE HAPPY TO CANCEL AT NO COST.

AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT I CHECKED UP BEFORE COMING.

SO I THINK THAT IF IF WE CAN FOREGO SOME OF US CAN FOREGO THIS CONFERENCE TO HAVE A QUORUM HERE. I THINK THAT'S THE BEST THING TO DO IN THE INTEREST OF OUR CITY.

IF IF OBVIOUSLY WE STAY IS NOT GOING TO GIVE US QUORUM.

AND OF COURSE, BY ALL MEANS, LET US ALL GO.

BUT I DON'T THINK EVERYBODY GOING TO A CONFERENCE, THIS IS THE BEST USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS.

THERE'S AN ASSUMPTION THAT EVERYBODY IS GOING TO THIS CONFERENCE.

COMMERCIAL FISHMAN. SORRY, I'M TRYING TO PROCESS ALL OF IT.

I WILL USE MYSELF AS AN EXAMPLE BECAUSE I CAN ONLY SPEAK FROM MY EXPERIENCE AND FROM WHAT I DO AT CONFERENCES SPECIFIC TO THIS CONFERENCE, WHICH IS THE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES SOON CONGRESSIONAL CITIES CONFERENCE.

WE LEARN ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING.

IN THE CURRENT CONGRESSIONAL MEETINGS, WE HAVE BREAKOUT SESSIONS THAT I DON'T THINK IN MY PAST EXPERIENCE DURING BREAKOUT SESSIONS AT THIS CONFERENCE, I HAVE SEEN MY OTHER MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION BECAUSE WE TEN DIFFERENT THINGS.

WE HAVE DIFFERENT AREAS THAT WE ARE FOCUSED ON.

SO I DO BELIEVE THAT WE USE THE DIVIDE AND CONQUER METHOD, IF WE WERE ALL SITTING IN THE SAME SEMINARS, I WOULD HAVE THE CONCERN THAT VICE-MAYOR BOLTON HAS HAS VOICED THAT IT'S OVER IN OUR CITY AT SPECIFIC AREAS.

I BELIEVE THAT IT IS BENEFICIAL TO OUR CITY FOR US TO BE IN D.C., FOR US TO BE TALKING TO NOT ONLY OUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES, BUT CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE SOUTH FLORIDA AREA, BECAUSE WE HAVE A LOT OF THE SAME ISSUES THAT WE'RE FACED WITH.

IT WAS SO NICE YOU HAD TO SAY IT TWICE.

I'M. SO I BELIEVE THAT.

THOSE WHO ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND TO THIS CONFERENCE IN MARCH SHOULD CONTINUE TO PLAN TO ATTEND THIS CONFERENCE.

BUT I DO THINK THAT A CONVERSATION ABOUT.

FUTURE CONFERENCES.

IS IRRELEVANT. SO I WOULD SAY THAT WE CANCELED THE MEETINGS IN EARLY MARCH.

MY UNDERSTANDING FROM THE CITY MANAGER IS THAT THERE IS NOTHING PRESSING THAT WE WOULD BE. AT A DETRIMENT TO IF WE DIDN'T HEAR IT IN EARLY MARCH MEETINGS.

IS THAT CORRECT, MR. MANAGER? MADAM COMMISSIONER, WE ASK YOU WE'RE ASKING FOR THIS TODAY JUST SO WE CAN PLAY.

ON THAT AGENDA, WE'RE ALSO TRYING TO PLAN.

FEDERAL LOBBYIST. MADE TO CAPITOL HILL AD AGENCIES TO TALK ABOUT ISSUES.

AND THIS IS JUST FOR PLANNING PURPOSES, IF THREE OF YOU ARE GOING TO BE HERE, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A. UNDERSTAND.

MADAM MAYOR, I HAVE THE SCHEDULE HERE FOR I DON'T SEE THE BREAKOUT SESSIONS THAT COMMISSIONER FISHMAN IS TALKING ABOUT ARE HAPPENING ON SATURDAY, MARCH 7TH, SUNDAY, MARCH 8TH AND PART OF THE DAY ON MARCH 9TH.

THERE IS NOTHING THAT PRECLUDES US FROM BEING HERE ON THAT WEDNESDAY EXCEPT THAT ANYBODY THAT'S GOING WOULD BE GOING TO CAPITOL HILL AND WOULD ALL BE IN THOSE SAME MEETINGS.

[03:55:05]

SO THE BREAKOUT SESSIONS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SCHEDULE IS HERE.

I MEAN, EVERYBODY GOT ONE OF THESE PERHAPS DURING REGISTRATION ON THEIR DESK.

THESE CLASSES OR BREAKOUT SESSIONS ARE HAPPENING.

I DID WHAT SHE SAID. WELL, THAT WAS.

I'LL SEE IF YOU ALL HAD A BLACKBERRY.

THIS NEVER WOULD HAVE HAPPENED.

I ACTUALLY WASN'T DONE.

SO, YEAH. YEAH.

FISHMAN WASN'T COMPLETE WITH HIM.

SO SHE'S IN A COMPLETE TIME.

SHE IS NOT. SO. MY APOLOGIES.

BUT I WASN'T DONE. I BELIEVE WE MOVE FORWARD AS WE'VE ALREADY PLANNED.

WITH THIS CONFERENCE, BECAUSE WHILE.

THE REGISTRATION FEE MAY BE.

REFUNDABLE. I ALSO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES UNIVERSITY.

AND I DO NOT BELIEVE THOSE ARE REFUNDABLE.

I HAVE TWO CLASSES THAT I'VE SIGNED UP FOR.

AND THE THERE IS USUALLY SOME TYPE OF PENALTY FOR CANCELING RULES.

AT THIS POINT IN TIME, AND I DO KNOW THAT OUR YOUNG COMMISSIONER AND FLACCO IS NEXT FOR SPEAKING. AND THE BOTTOM LINE IS.

IF I WANT HER, I'M RECAPPING BECAUSE IT'S GETTING DISJOINTED.

WE HAVE BEEN FAVORITE TO CONTINUE FORWARD, DISCUSS TRAVEL POLICY AT A LATER DATE FOR HOW THIS TO WORK OUT IF THERE SHOULD BE ANY CHANGES.

IS WHAT I'M GETTING FROM HERE.

LATER. I HAVE TO BELIEVE.

WELL, FIRST OF ALL, I CAN ONLY SPEAK FOR MYSELF.

I AM NOT PLANNING ON GOING.

I HAVE TO BELIEVE THOSE PEOPLE WHO SIGNED UP FOR THEIR SIGNED UP FOR IT BECAUSE IT'S BENEFICIAL TO THEM.

AND I WOULD HATE TO SEE THEM NOT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT STAGE.

SIGNED UP FOR IT. FUTURE.

MAYBE WE DO NEED TO HAVE A DISCUSSION ABOUT LOOKING AT THE AGENDA AND SEE WHAT ITEMS ON THE CONFERENCE AGENDAS ARE MORE APT TO ONE RATHER THAN ANOTHER.

BUT THAT'S A FUTURE DISCUSSION.

SO IT'S GOING TO BE HERE REGARDLESS.

AND I CAN ONLY SPEAK FOR MYSELF.

WHAT ANYBODY ELSE IS DOING.

THERE'S MORE TO SPEAK ON THIS MATTER.

I BEGAN TO SPEAK, BUT IT WAS COMMISSIONER FISHMAN'S TURNS MY CONDOLENCES RECOGNIZED AGAIN. OK. SO THE LOWER CLASSES, WHATEVER WE PAY FOR FOR A.L.S.

IS IS REFUNDABLE.

AND WE WOULD GET BACK 100 PERCENT OF OUR MONEY IF WE CANCEL TODAY.

AND THE REGISTRATION FEES OR HOTELS.

THAT'S THE STUFF WE.

WE COULD ALSO CANCEL WITHOUT WITHOUT PENALTY.

IF COMMISSIONER PLAXO IS GOING TO BE HERE AND THEN YOU'RE GOING TO BE HERE.

MADAM MAYOR, I THINK THAT IS THREE OF US THAT WOULD REMAIN.

THERE IS NO NEED TO CANCEL THAT MEETING BECAUSE WE WOULD HAVE QUORUM.

ASSUMING MIKE GALLAUDET'S COMMISSIONER GELINAS IS GOING SO THE HONEST AND WOULD BE UPON YOU TO FIGURE OUT IF YOU WANT TO STAY FOR THE GOOD OF THE CITY OR NOT.

BUT I'M LETTING YOU KNOW THAT THAT SINCE COMMISSIONER BLACKHOLES IS REMAINING AND I WOULD BE REMAINING ASSUMING COMMISSIONER GALLIN AND COMMISSIONER FISHMAN WOULD BE GOING.

THE OWNERS WOULD BE ON YOU TO GO.

CONSIDERING THAT IF YOU GO, YOU'LL BE LOBBYING CAPITOL HILL AND ALL OF US WOULD BE DOING THE SAME VERY THING IN THE SAME VERY ROOM.

THAT IS NOT GOOD USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS.

SO IF YOU WANT TO BE FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE, I THINK THE BEST THING TO DO IS FOR THREE OF US TO REMAIN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMPLETE LIST OF ASSUMPTIONS GOING ON THERE.

VICE-MAYOR. I AM NOT ATTENDING.

I HAVE NEVER BEEN ATTENDING.

I HAVE NOT SCHEDULED TO GO.

I HAD NOT EVEN RESERVE A ROOM.

SO IF YOU WILL BE THE ONE WHO WILL BE MAKING THE SACRIFICE FOR OUR CITY TO BE COMING BACK OR NOT ATTENDING IN THE FIRST PLACE, THEN WE WON'T NEED TO CANCEL THE MEETING.

OK, SO WE WON'T NEED TO CANCEL THE MEETING.

IS THAT CONSENSUS THAT WE DON'T CANCEL THE MARCH 9TH MEETING BECAUSE YOU CAN FIND THAT YOU WON'T BE CANCELING YOUR TRIP OR YOU COME BACK IN TIME? ABSOLUTELY. I'LL BE HERE FOR THE COMMISSION MEETING COMMISSION.

WILL YOU BE GOING FOR THE WORKSHOP? ABSOLUTELY. I CAN BE HERE FOR THE COMMUNITY.

FOR THE COMMUNITY, FOR THE CITY WORKSHOP AS WELL.

SO YOU WILL NOT BE GOING. I WILL BE HERE FOR THE WORKSHOP AND I'LL BE HERE FOR THE COMMISSION MEETING THE REST OF MY LIFE.

YOU DON'T GET TO PLAN. I HAVE NO DESIRE.

OK, SO I WILL BE.

YEAH. I GUESS THE VISE MAYOR JUST WILL NOT ANSWER THAT.

THEY HAVE CONSENSUS THAT THERE WILL BE THREE OF US WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE WORKSHOP AND COMMISSION MEETING AND CAN'T BE.

[04:00:04]

SOME THINGS ARE JUST HARD.

OK. WHERE ARE WE? THERE ARE 1, 2, 3, FOUR, FIVE ITEMS THAT WERE ASKED TO BE PUT ON THE AGENDA TODAY FOR DISCUSSION BY COMMISSIONER GUELLEN PRISONER.

GUELLEN IS NOT HERE.

I HAVE A QUESTION FOR SAM.

BUT THE ITEMS REQUESTED TO BE WORKSHOP.

I RESPOND THAT I'M THERE.

AND EVEN NOW, I WELCOME YOU.

IT'S NOT A BATTERY STRENGTH.

THE REQUEST BY THE CONDITIONS FOR AGENDA ACCESS TO THE REGULAR AGENDA WAS PLACED ON WORKSHOP AS A PREDICATE TO THE REGULAR AGENDA.

HE'S NOT HERE. THE REQUEST WAS MADE SIX BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE THE REGULAR MEETING, WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN WEDNESDAY.

SO HE COMPLIED WITH THE RULE.

FOR AGENDA ACCESS STORAGE ENDED UP ON THE WORKSHOP FOR DISCUSSION.

BUT THEY WOULD PRESUMABLY BE ON THE REGULAR AGENDA.

SO AT THIS TIME, THEIR COLLEAGUES.

IT'S A WORKSHOP. I'LL TAKE A GENERAL COMMENT.

IS THERE ANY DESIRE TO SPEAK ABOUT ANY OF THESE TODAY? AND LIKE A RESPONSE, PLEASE.

IS THERE ANY DESIRE? BECAUSE IT IS A WORKSHOP. THESE ITEMS ARE ON THE WORKSHOP TO SPEAK TO ANYONE OF THESE ITEMS AT THIS TIME.

RIGHT. EIGHT PARIS AGREEMENT.

NINE DISCUSSION.

A AS IN COLLEGE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

THEN THIS DISCUSSION ON DRAFT RESOLUTION DENOUNCING WHITE SUPREMACY.

ELEVEN DISCUSSION WITH CITY ATTORNEY.

CONTRACT EVALUATION AND TERMS. AND TWELVE DISCUSSION OF CITY MANAGER, COMPENSATION CONSULTANT AND CONTRACT REVIEW PROCESS. THESE ARE ITEMS THAT COMMISSIONER GOING WISHES TO DISCUSS.

HE IS NOT HERE TO PRESENT FORD.

SO IF THERE'S NO ISSUE WITH IT, THEN IT WILL JUST BE MOVED TO WEDNESDAY'S MEETING.

UNLESS THERE IS A DIRE NEED TO DISCUSS THIS TODAY AND STAND, HE COULD DISCUSS IT ON WEDNESDAY'S MEETING IF YOU SO CHOOSE.

YES, EXACTLY. YES. JUST LEGALLY.

BUT I HAVE ONE CAVEAT WHICH I DON'T CHOOSE TO JUPITER UMBRELLA OVER YOUR DISCUSSION.

BUT UNDER THE SAME RULE THAT HE COMPLIED WITH TO GET A AGENDA TO GAIN AGENDA ACCESS COMMISSION IS LIMITED TO THREE ITEMS UNDER YOUR OWN RULES.

SO TO THE EXTENT THAT ANY OR ALL ITEMS THAT HE'S ASKED FOR CAN BE ON THE AGENDA, HE DON'T HAVE TO PICK AND CHOOSE WHICH OF THE FIVE? WHICH OF THE THREE OF THE FIVE HE WANTS TO DISCUSS.

SO IN OTHER WORDS, IF YOU CAN'T DO THAT WITHOUT HIM MAKING THAT SELECTION, THEN CITY MANAGER, I WILL ASK YOU IF THIS IS SOMETHING TO DIRECT OUR CITY CLERK TO EMAIL COMMISSION, GO AND REACH OUT TO COMMISSIONER GALLO.

I CAN CHOOSE. AND PLEASE HAVE MR. GALAN DETERMINE WHICH ITEMS. ALL RIGHT, IF I MAY, OF THE ITEMS THAT HE DOES NOT PICK TO HAVE ON THE AGENDA WEDNESDAY.

IF THEY COULD ROLL OVER TO THE NEXT MEETING, TO THE NEXT WORKSHOP.

KEEPING IN MIND THEY MAY NOT BE THAT WAY.

SO, OK. THE COMMISSIONERS HAVE TO GO FORWARD AND MAKE US DO WE SET PLACE PATCHETT'S? SINCE SINCE WE DON'T NECESSARILY HAVE CENTERS OR WE WE'RE NOT NAMED AS PRESENTERS.

I THINK THIS WAS ONE OF THE.

CONTENTIOUS THINGS THAT WE DISCUSSED.

I SEE HIS NAME HERE. I MEAN, I DON'T KNOW.

IN HINDSIGHT, COULD TWO OF THESE ITEMS I GET TO PRESENT ON WEDNESDAY.

AND THEN HE PRESENTS NOW AS THE REASON WHY HE MADE THE REQUEST.

OK. SIX CABINET BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE THE MEETING FOR THE FORMAL WRITTEN REQUEST.

IT'S NOT BEING DEFERENTIAL TO HIM SPECIFICALLY.

BUT YOU DIDN'T ASK FOR HIM.

YOU DID OK. AND THE RULE? AND WHEN HE MADE THE REQUEST THAT I KNOW THAT HE NEEDED THE LIMITATION OF 3, BUT HE'D MADE THE FINAL REQUEST, IT WAS LEGALLY FILED.

WILL NOT BE DIFFICULT.

IT DOESN'T HAVE ANYTHING WITH DISCUSSION OF THE BOTTOM WAS BROUGHT FORWARD.

IT WAS DISCUSSED ANYWAY.

IT WAS. COUNT TO THREE MORE FOR ONE.

THERE'S REALLY ONLY TWO.

THERE'S NO ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION.

IT'S UP TO YOUR DISCRETION IN RESULT TO WHICH IT WAS MERGED INTO THE ITEM.

PLEASE REACH OUT FOR HIM AND ASK HIM WHICH THREE HE WISHES TO BRING ON, SOMEONE SAYS MEANING, AND IF WE CAN HAVE NOTICE OF IT AS SOON AS THE DECISION IS MADE, WE WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE THAT NOTICE AS WELL.

AND WE DON'T HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH THE 24 HOUR.

[04:05:01]

ALL RIGHT. ALL RIGHT.

BECAUSE WE'RE MOVING THAT ADDING.

SO WE HAVE NO ISSUE WITH A 48 HOUR BY HOUR ACCOUNT.

OR NOT, YOU'LL BE IN FULL COMPLIANCE.

WE ARE GETTING SHORTER. ALL RIGHT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IT IS 240 TO GO ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR MONDAY. SEE YOU SOME OF YOU TOMORROW AND SEE SOME OF YOU ON WEDNESDAY.

THANK YOU. IT IS YOUR.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.