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GOOD EVENING, EVERYBODY.

WELL, THIS MEETING IS A VIRTUAL MEETING THAT INCLUDES A SEVEN P.M.

[CALL TO ORDER:]

CITY CLERK. WE PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

GOOD EVENING, COMMISSIONER GALLANT, PRESIDENT AND COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

GOOD EVENING, MR. CLARK. GOOD EVENING, VICE MAYOR.

GOOD EVENING. AND MARIO MS..

GOOD EVENING. THANK YOU.

MR. GAGNON, PLEASE JOIN THE VICE MAYOR IN THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG AND TO THE PUBLIC AND WHEN UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE ON LAW AND DOWN THE ROAD.

SANFORD REMINDS US ABOUT THE PROCEDURES FOR VIRTUAL MEETING.

THANK YOU, AMERICA COMMISSION.

GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY EVENING.

AS YOU MAY REMEMBER, AT THE BEGINNING OF APRIL, THE COMMISSION ADOPTED THE REFERENCE TO CMT, WHICH IS COMMUNICATIONS MEDIA TECHNOLOGY.

THE MAREIN COMMISSION ADOPTED AN ORDER WHICH BASICALLY IS THE PREMISE UPON WHICH THIS COMMISSION WILL ACT THIS EVENING AND HAS BEEN ACTING OVER THE PAST NUMBER OF WEEKS.

MAY REMEMBER THAT GOVERNOR DESANTO ORDER AN EXECUTIVE ORDER REFERENCE IS TWENTY DASH SIXTY NINE, WHICH ACTUALLY OPENED UP THE DOOR TO ALLOW LOCAL GOVERNMENT BODIES TO CONDUCT VIRTUAL QUORUMS AND VIRTUAL MEETINGS, WHICH THE CITY COMMISSION HAS ACCEPTED AND HAS BEEN FOLLOWING IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE LAW.

THERE WERE SIX POINTS OF LIGHT IN THE ORDER.

I'LL GO OVER THEM VERY QUICKLY AS A REMINDER TO THE COMMISSION, THE FIRST OF WHICH IS NOTICE. FOR THE RECORD, THE CITY CLERK HAS PROVIDED ALL THE APPROPRIATE NOTICES TO THE PUBLIC. THE MAIN FOCUS ON THE VIRTUAL MEETING CONCEPT IS THAT THE PUBLIC'S RIGHT OF ACCESS CANNOT BE DENIED.

THE ACCESS MUST BE FULL AND FREE AND OPEN.

TO THAT EXTENT, THE CITY COMMISSION HAS THE CITY CLERK APPROPRIATELY ADVERTISED AND POSTED THIS MEETING IN SEVERAL DIFFERENT MEDIUMS AND ON SEVERAL DIFFERENT PLATFORMS. NUMBER TWO, THE MAYOR AND COMMISSION AND MEMBERS OF STAFF MAY ATTEND THESE MEETINGS, NOT PHYSICALLY, BUT VIRTUALLY.

AND THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE DOING THIS EVENING.

AS YOU KNOW, THE PHYSICAL QUORUM IS NOT LEGALLY REQUIRED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GOVERNOR'S ORDER. AND TO THAT EXTENT, SOME OF YOU MAY WELL BE IN YOUR PRIVATE OFFICES IN THE CITY BUILDING OR YOU MAY BE HOME OR MAY BE ELSEWHERE.

THE LAW ALLOWS THERE TO BE A VIRTUAL QUORUM, WHICH IN FACT IS PROVIDED FOR BY THE GOVERNORS. TWENTY TO SIXTY NINE.

NUMBER THREE, AS YOU KNOW, THE CITY HALL IS TECHNICALLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.

THERE'S VERY LIMITED ACCESS BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, PARTICULARLY THE THE ISSUES RELATED TO THE CDC RULES, REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES.

THE GOVERNOR'S EXISTING ORDER AFFECTING SOUTHEAST FLORIDA AND THE STATE OF FLORIDA, AS WELL AS THE RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE MEETINGS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES UNDER THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE ORDER AS WELL.

ONE WAS ISSUED, AS A MATTER OF FACT, LITERALLY TWO HOURS AGO BY THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REFERENCING PARIMUTUEL LOCATIONS.

NEVER, NEVER FOR THE KEY FACTORS, THE COMMENTS FROM PUBLIC.

AND I KNOW THAT YOU'VE BEEN VERY RESPECTFUL OF THAT.

THE CLERK IS ALSO VERY MUCH THE GUIDEPOST IN GETTING PUBLIC COMMENTS ON THE RECORD.

PEOPLE CAN CALL IN, THEY CAN DIAL IN, THEY CAN EMAIL, THEY CAN DIAL IN IN THE CONTEXT OF A LOGIN. AND TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE, THEY CAN BE PART OF THE PROCESS.

IT IS UP TO THE MAYOR AND THE CLERK AND THE COMMISSION TO OPEN UP THOSE DOORS AND MAKE SURE THE PUBLIC HAS A RIGHT OF ACCESS.

SOME MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC IN THE PAST HAVE EITHER CHOSEN TO EMAIL AND THE CLERK CAN READ THEIR EMAILS INTO THE RECORD IF THEY APPLY TO A GLOBAL ISSUE OR OTHERWISE TO AN ITEM BEFORE THE COMMISSION. REGRETTABLY, THE LIMITATION IS THAT THE PUBLIC CANNOT COME INTO THE BUILDING AND THEREFORE THIS IS THEIR ONLY POINT OF ACCESS UNDER CHAPTER TWO.

EIGHTY SIX, AS YOU MAY REMEMBER THAT WHEN THE GOVERNOR ENTERED THAT ORDER, TWENTY TO SIXTY NINE, THE ISSUES OF THE SUNSHINE LAW AND PUBLIC RECORDS WERE NOT ELIMINATED.

THERE ARE IN FACT ENHANCED.

AND JENNIFER CAN SPEAK TO THE ISSUES AS WELL AS IF AS AND WHEN NECESSARY.

BUT SHE WILL BE THE GUIDEPOST TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PUBLIC GETS TO BE HEARD.

YOUR MAYOR, YOU WILL I'M SURE YOUR COLLEAGUES WILL SAY, ARE THERE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS FROM FACEBOOK LIVE OR FROM EMAILS OR FROM PHONE CALLS, ALL OF WHICH WILL BE MANAGED TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE AND ALLOW THE PUBLIC THE FULL LIST RIGHT.

OF ACCESS TO THIS PUBLIC MEETING BALL ACTION TAKEN BY THE COMMISSION WILL BE BY ROLL CALL VOTE. WHY, YOU ASK? BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE LINE, IT'S IMPORTANT TO BE ABLE TO KNOW THAT, FOR EXAMPLE, I HAVE A SCREEN WHICH HAS FOUR FACES ON IT.

ONE IS THE VICE MAYOR, THE MAYOR, THE CLERK AND MYSELF.

THERE ARE OTHERS, OBVIOUSLY, BUT MY SCREEN IS NOT BIG ENOUGH TO COVER ALL THAT, THOUGH THE PUBLIC HAS A RIGHT TO KNOW WHICH PARTY AND WHEN THE VOTING OCCURS.

AND LASTLY, AND THIS IS SOMETHING WHICH HAS OCCURRED BRIEFLY ON A COUPLE OF OCCASIONS, IF THERE'S A TECHNICAL CHALLENGE OR A TECHNICAL BREAKDOWN OF COMMUNICATION, IS THE MEETING HAS TO BE RECESSED.

DELAMAR IT FOR.

WOULD IT BE LEVANTE OR MR.

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TWIGG OR OTHERS TO FIX THE PROBLEM, SO YOU ALL HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY PATIENT AND RESPECTFUL OF THAT PROCESS. IF THERE IS SOME GLITCH OF COMMUNICATION, MORE THAN SOMETHING WHICH NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED, THE MEETING DOES NOT HAVE TO BE ENDED AND TERMINATED AND ADJOURNED. BUT TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE, THE ISSUE HAS TO BE FIXED.

IT'S ONLY HAPPENED A COUPLE OF TIMES FOR US AND THE PROCESS HAS BEEN RATHER SEAMLESS AND ALSO VERY COMPLIANT WITH STATE LAW.

THAT BEING SAID, MAREIN COMMISSION, THAT'S THE THE RULES OF THE ROAD ITEMS ONE THROUGH SIX. YOU ADOPTED THEM IN APRIL.

THEY'RE CONSISTENT WITH STATE LAW.

I WILL ADDRESS ONE OF THESE ITEMS DURING THE CITY ATTORNEY REPORT, BUT I DEFER TO THE MAYOR AND COMMISSIONER AS THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA.

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING AND APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NOW, YOU CAN HAVE ONE PROCLAMATION THAT I WILL READ.

[a. Proclamation - Caribbean Heritage Month]

THIS PROCLAMATION REQUESTED BY THE INVOLVEMENT OF AMERICANS, HAVE MADE COUNTLESS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FABRIC OF OUR NATION.

AND WE'RE AMERICAN.

AND AMERICANS HAVE ENHANCED AND ADVANCED MANY ASPECTS OF OUR SOCIETY FOR GENERATIONS THROUGH THEIR SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, INNOVATION AND INITIATIVES THAT BECOME NEWS IN GOVERNMENT, SPORTS, SCIENCE, ENTERTAINMENT, THE ARTS AND MANY OTHER FIELDS AND WORK DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE.

WE ALSO HONOR THE FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES AND CELEBRATE THE FOUR MILLION CARIBBEAN AMERICANS SHARING THEIR VIBRANT CULTURE AND HERITAGE WITH US ACROSS THE NATION, ESPECIALLY IN SAMARRA AND WHERE I APPRECIATE THE COMMITMENT OF AN AMERICAN COMMUNITY HAVE SELECTED TAMARACK TO CALL HOME LIVE, OPEN UP A BUSINESS AND SUPPLY PLAY. I'M MICHEL GOMES.

MAYOR, THE CITY OF PALMYRA ON BEHALF OF THIS COMMISSION, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM THE MONTH OF JUNE 20 20 AS CARIBBEAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH IN THE CITY OF PALMYRA AND ENCOURAGE ALL RESIDENTS AND CITIZENS TO LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY OF AN AMERICAN, THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO OUR COMMUNITY, AND TO SHOP LOCALLY AT THEIR BUSINESSES.

NOW WE WILL MOVE TO.

[a. Vice Mayor Bolton]

MS. REPORTS VICE MAYOR.

GOOD EVENING, MR. MAYOR, AND GOOD EVENING TO MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION AND OUR STAFF.

GOOD EVENING TO YOU.

IN LIGHT OF THE ISSUES OF RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION THAT WE'VE BEEN FACED WITH IN OUR COMMUNITY, IN OUR COUNTRY AND TO THE RECENT MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD, I'M GOING TO TAKE THE LIBERTY TO TAKE 30 SECONDS OF THE TIME THAT I WOULD GIVE MY COMMISSION REPORT FOR A MOMENT OF SILENCE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I WANT TO TAKE.

THANK YOU, MADAM. I WANT TO TAKE THE TIME FOR MY COMMISSION REPORT THIS EVENING TO READ A OPEN LETTER TO THE CITY COMMISSION.

WE ARE LIVING IN A HISTORIC TIME, WHAT SEEMS TO BE A MUCH NEEDED, WELL OVERDUE PRESENT DAY CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT PROMPTED BY NOT JUST THE RECENT MURDER OF JORGE FLOYD, BUT THAT BUT THE FACT THAT THE MURDER WAS OF AN UNARMED BLACK MAN, BUT THE FACT THAT THE MURDER OF UNARMED BLACK PEOPLE AS A CONSEQUENCE FOR SOME SMALL OR INNOCENT ACT HAS BECOME A FAR TOO COMMON OCCURRENCE AS A BLACK MAN WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED RACISM, WHO TIRELESSLY AND FEARLESSLY FIGHT FOR JUSTICE AND AGAINST DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE.

I KNOW THAT RACISM IS PREVALENT, BUT IT IS NOT NEW.

IT IS JUST NEWLY PUBLICIZED IN WIDESPREAD MEDIA.

WHAT WE ARE SEEING IS A VERY PUBLIC MANIFESTATION OF AMERICAN HISTORY AND AMERICA'S PRESENT. THE UGLY TRUTH IS THAT BLACK PEOPLE, MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN ARE VICTIMS TO RACIALIZED VIOLENCE AT THE HANDS OF POLICE OFFICERS AND CITIZENS ALIKE IN ALARMING NUMBERS AMID A HEALTH PANDEMIC THAT HAS TAKEN OVER 100000 LIVES AND AN

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ECONOMIC CRISIS.

PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE HAVE GATHERED, PROTESTED AND DEMANDED CHANGE IN CITIES LARGE AND SMALL IN EVERY STATE IN THE UNITED STATES.

WE STAND WITH THE PEOPLE AS ONE UNITED VOICE.

WE MUST CONTINUE TO PASSIONATELY STATE THAT WE WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT THE STATUS QUO BECAUSE THE LIFE OF BLACK PEOPLE DO MATTER.

THIS CAN BE OUR ONLY TRUTH.

IF WE BELIEVE THAT ALL LIVES MATTER IN COMING DAYS, WE MUST CONTINUE TO PRESS FORWARD WITH PERSISTENCE AND UNWAVERING PASSION, FIGHTING FOR SYSTEMATIC REFORMS. WE MUST NOT ALLOW THE NARRATIVE TO CHANGE TOGETHER.

THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA ARE PEACEFULLY PROTESTING, EXERCISING OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO GATHER AND TO SPEAK.

AND WE ARE OK.

WE ARE OPENING THE EARS OF MOTHER JUSTICE, TUGGING ON HER HEART STRINGS TO AND CONVINCING HER TO ACT ON BEHALF OF THE MASSES.

TOGETHER, WE ARE SAYING THAT GEORGE FLOYD'S LIFE MATTERS.

TRAYVON MARTIN'S LIFE MATTERED.

OSCAR GRANT'S LIFE MATTERED.

ALL THE LIVES OF YOUNG BLACK MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN WHO HAVE DIED AT THE HANDS OF SYSTEMATIC AND INDIVIDUAL INDIVIDUAL RACISM MATTER AND THE LIVES OF THEIR FAMILIES WHO ARE LEFT TO ENDURE THE TRAUMATIC LOSS ALSO MATTER.

THE UNFORTUNATE REALITY IS THAT THIS ISSUE DID NOT BEGIN WITH GEORGE FLOYD.

AS WE RECALL, THE ACQUITTAL OF YOUNG TRAYVON MARTIN'S MURDERER AND THE LIKE TWO YEAR SENTENCE ISSUED TO OSCAR GRANT'S MURDERER.

WE ARE REMINDED THAT IT IS VITAL.

IT IS VITALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE CONTINUE TO INSIST THAT ALL THOSE INVOLVED IN THE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD, ALMOST AUBREY, BRIANNA TAYLOR AND MANY OTHERS ARE CHARGED AND CONVICTED TO STOP THE RACIALIZED VIOLENCE.

AND OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM MUST BEGIN TO ENSURE THAT ANY PERSON WHO MURDERS OR COMMITS A VIOLENT ACT AGAINST ONE ANOTHER OR AGAINST ANOTHER WILL BE CRIMINALLY CHARGED AND CONVICTED NO MATTER THE VICTIM'S RACE.

WE CAN NO LONGER AFFORD TO STAND IDLY OR PATIENTLY WAITING, AWAITING CHANGE.

WE MUST CONTINUE TO DEMAND JUSTICE.

SO I INVITE MY COLLEAGUES TO JOIN ME AS I AM COMMITTED TO FIGHTING AGAINST RACISM IN ALL FORMS OF INSTITUTIONALIZED DISCRIMINATION.

WE HAD OUR TIME IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST RACISM WHEN THE LOCAL ROLE AND THE TEAMS WERE HIS FACE WAS BASHED IN THE GROUND AT MCDONALD'S.

WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK.

WE HAD OUR OWN GEORGE FLOYD MOMENT IN THE CITY OF TAMRAT, AND SOME OF US ON THE DAIS REMAINED SILENT.

THIS IS NOT A TIME TO PUBLICIZE, POLITICIZE WHAT IS GOING ON IN OUR COUNTRY.

BUT MANY OF US STOOD QUIET AND NOW WE ARE MAKING STATEMENTS BECAUSE IT IS POLITICALLY, POLITICALLY CORRECT TO DO SO.

TODAY WE FIGHT FOR A BETTER TOMORROW.

SO THAT JUST MAYBE.

THE DREAMS OF SO MANY THAT FOUGHT AND DIED FOR EQUALITY MAY BE REALIZED, I HAD A CONVERSATION WITH MY SON.

IT WAS FIVE YEARS OLD.

AND. AND MY SON HAS.

A POLICE. A TIRE WE WALKED IN OUR COMMUNITY.

WITH MY SON WEARING THE POLICE ATTIRE AND.

A NEIGHBOR SAID TO ME.

IS IT OKAY FOR YOUR SON TO WEAR POLICE ATTIRE? SO I HAD TO GO HOME AND EXPLAIN TO MY SON.

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THAT IT'S. THAT AT SOME TIME HE MAY HAVE TO.

EXPLAIN WHY HE IS BLACK TO A POLICE OFFICER.

IT'S A DIFFICULT CONVERSATION TO HAVE.

I HAVE TO EXPLAIN TO HIM THAT THAT NOT ALL POLICE OFFICERS ARE BAD.

IT'S I HAD TO EXPLAIN TO HIM.

MATTERS OF DISCRIMINATION AND RACE.

AND WHEN I.

WHEN I THOUGHT TO MYSELF THAT MY SON WILL SOME YEARS FROM NOW LOOK BACK AT HOW THIS COMMISSION RESPONDED OR THE LACK THEREOF TO.

ACTIVITIES THAT ARE SIMILAR IN OUR COMMUNITY.

AND SOME OF US DID NOT RESPOND APPROPRIATELY.

IT IS GOING TO BE A SAD DAY WHEN THAT CONVERSATION COMES.

I WILL SUBMIT A COPY OF THIS LETTER TO THE CITY CLERK AND I WILL PUBLISH THIS LETTER AS A OPEN LETTER TO THE CITY COMMISSION AND I BELIEVE HOPEFULLY THAT SOMETIME THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THIS MEETING THAT WE CAN HAVE A CANDID CONVERSATION ABOUT RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION, NOT JUST IN OUR COUNTRY, BUT RIGHT HERE IN CITY HALL.

RIGHT HERE ON THE DAIS.

I HOPE THAT WE CAN HAVE THAT CANDID CONVERSATION TONIGHT AS WE MOVE FORWARD WITH OUR MEETING NOT IN A VERY DIVISIVE WAY, NOT IN A DIVISIVE WAY.

BUT IN A UNIFIED WAY, BECAUSE WE KNOW.

THE STRUGGLES AND THE STRESS THAT I WAS PUT UNDER BY SOME OF MY COLLEAGUES WHO PUT OUT STATEMENTS THAT THEY.

SUPPORT GEORGE FLOYD AND THE PROTESTERS, SO I HOPE THAT THEY WILL HAVE THAT CONVERSATION TONIGHT. THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

THANK YOU, GUYS. COMMISSIONER JOHN.

[b. Commissioner Gelin]

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

DO YOU HAVE MY POWERPOINT READY? AND THEN HERE ARE YOU, COMMISSIONER.

YES. OK, THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER, SO YOU CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, FROM THE TIME I HAVE BEEN ON THIS COMMISSION, I'VE MADE RACE AND POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY A PART OF MY PLATFORM.

I'VE ALWAYS TRIED TO HAVE AN OPEN DISCUSSION ABOUT ITEMS THAT PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO DISCUSS, BUT IT'S SOMETHING THAT HAS TO BE DISCUSSED IN TIMES WHERE THERE AREN'T TROUBLE.

RATHER THAN WAITING UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS, SOMEBODY SHOULD NOT HAVE TO DIE A HORRIBLE DEATH FOR US TO HAVE A SERIOUS DISCUSSION.

SO I'VE TALKED ABOUT A RESIDENT IN PALM BEACH COUNTY WHO WAS RIDING HIS BICYCLE AND SHOT WITHIN FOUR SECONDS OF BEING STOPPED.

THIS HAPPENED ABOUT SIX OR SEVEN YEARS AGO.

THE POLICE OFFICER WAS FOUND TO HAVE USED RECKLESS, ATTEMPTED TO APPLY RECKLESS BEHAVIOR.

A COURT DECIDED THAT THE VICTIM WAS OWED TWENTY TWO MILLION DOLLARS.

AND JUST YESTERDAY, GOVERNOR DE SANTOS APPROVED AN ORDER FOR ABOUT SIX MILLION DOLLARS.

AND I KNOW THAT ANYONE WOULD WANT SIX MILLION DOLLARS IN EXCHANGE OF BEING PARALYZED.

I ALSO SHOWED VIDEO OF A POLICE OFFICER IN DANIA BEACH COMPLETELY HARASSING SOMEONE AT A CITY COMMISSION MEETING, EVEN THOUGH IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH US.

BUT AND I DID THAT BEFORE MY INCIDENT AND BEFORE THE LOCAL INCIDENT BECAUSE I WANTED PEOPLE TO BE AWARE OF SOME OF THE EXPERIENCES THAT SOME PEOPLE IN THIS COMMUNITY GO THROUGH. AND FINALLY, THROUGHOUT MY TIME HERE DURING COMMISSION REPORTS, I USE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK ABOUT CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS, BLACK HISTORY, BECAUSE I KNOW MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS OR OR HOW WE ARRIVED TO TO THIS DAY IN TIME IN THE BLACK

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COMMUNITY. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO OBVIOUSLY, I WOULD LIKE TO SAY REST IN PEACE TO GEORGE FLOYD AND SEND CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY. NEXT LINE, LEVANTE.

AND IT'S JUST REALLY SAD AND UNBELIEVABLE THAT WE WITNESSED FOUR UNIFORMED POLICE OFFICERS. WHO ARE CHARGED WITH PROTECTING AND SERVING.

WE WATCH THEM EXECUTE SOMEONE, LYNCH A MAN WHILE OTHER PEOPLE WERE WATCHING AND BEGGING AND DOING ALL THEY COULD TO GET TO GET THE COPS OFF THIS THIS MAN WHO WAS SUFFERING.

AND AFTERWARDS, THE NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL, KEITH ELLISON, SAID IT'S STILL GOING TO BE A DIFFICULT CASE TO PROSECUTE.

WHY SHOULD IT BE A DIFFICULT CASE TO PROSECUTE? IT SHOULD BE AN EASIER CASE TO PROSECUTE.

POLICE OFFICERS SHOULD BE HELD TO A HIGHER STANDARD THAN REGULAR CITIZENS.

AND I THINK THAT TROUBLES A LOT OF US.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. AND AT LEAST IT SHOULD TROUBLE A LOT OF US.

PLEASE PLAY THIS VIDEO.

OH, YOU HAVE AUDIO FOR THAT ON THE MAN YOU SEE BY THE DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT. WELL, IT'S A PROUD.

WE HERE AT THE TWILIGHT'S LAST GLEAMING, WHOSE BROAD STRIPES AND BRIGHT STARS THROUGH THE.

JUST KIND OF THE WAY.

PARTIALLY.

WHY WERE SO GALLANTLY STREAMING? THROUGH THE NIGHT THAT OUR FLAG WAS STILL THERE.

OH, SAY, DOES THAT STAR? VAN GOGH, VAN.

OR THE THEN.

AND THE WHOLE.

THE NEXT LIKELY IS.

SO THE BACKDROP WAS THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, OF COURSE, EVEN PLAYING.

OH, SILLY KIDS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. AND UNFORTUNATELY, WHAT WE'VE SEEN OVER AND OVER AGAIN IS THAT THERE ARE TWO SYSTEMS OF JUSTICE IN AMERICA.

THERE'S JUSTICE FOR BLACK PEOPLE AND JUSTICE FOR OTHER PEOPLE, YOU HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE ACCUSED OF MURDER AND TAKEN INTO JAIL ALIVE AND WELL, SOMEBODY WAS FED BURGER KING, THE SOUTH CAROLINA SHOOTER, AND THEN YOU HAVE OTHER PEOPLE JUST MERELY ACCUSED OF A CRIME AND GIVEN THE DEATH PENALTY RIGHT ON THE SPOT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. AND WE ALSO SEE THAT JUST LAST MONTH ON THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS, YOU HAVE PROTESTERS IN MICHIGAN SHOWING UP AT THE STATE CAPITOL, HOLDING THE CAPITAL HOSTAGE, FULLY ARMED, AND NOTHING IS DONE ABOUT IT.

THEY'RE NOT EVEN CHALLENGED.

AND THEN YOU HAVE NONVIOLENT PROTESTERS SIMPLY EXPRESSING THEIR ANGER AND THEIR RAGE FOR SOMEONE BEING MURDERED ON LIVE TV AND THEY GET SHOT AT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. AND THIS IS A PROFESSOR OF A SCHOOL SOMEWHERE WHO WAS TOUCHED BY THE VIDEO AND HE REALIZED HE SPENT A NIGHT IN JAIL FOR HAVING A COUNTERFEIT BILL THAT HE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WAS COUNTERFEIT, AND HE JUST PUT A TWEET OUT AND ALL OF A SUDDEN TWO MILLION PEOPLE VIEWED THE TWEET AND ENFORCING THIS ARTICLE ABOUT IT IN NEWSWEEK TO TALK ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCE AND WHAT WHAT HIS PRIVILEGE IS TO BE ALIVE TODAY AND NOT GO THROUGH

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THE EXPERIENCE THAT GEORGE FLOYD HAS EXPERIENCED.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. AND WE'VE ALL HEARD THIS QUOTE BEFORE FROM ARTHUR KING AND THAT WE EXPERIENCE THAT NOW FOUR POLICE OFFICERS COMMITTED A CRIME AND ALL OF US FELT IT THROUGH THE PROTESTS AND THROUGH THE CURFEWS.

SO WE REALLY HAVE TO BE CAREFUL ABOUT WHAT WE DO AND HOW WE ACT.

NEXT LINE. I JUST THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO PAUSE AND TAKE A LOOK AT THE MISSION AND VALUES. OF THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND WE HAVE TO ASK OURSELVES, WHERE WAS THIS BY ANY OF THE FOUR POLICE OFFICERS? YOU SAW MORE OF THESE MISSION AND VALUES FROM THE WITNESSES THAN THESE POLICE OFFICERS.

PUBLIC SAFETY IS NOT JUST THE ABSENCE OF CRIME, THE PRESENCE OF JUSTICE.

WHERE WAS GEORGE BUSH'S JUSTICE? THEY HOLD EACH OTHER ACCOUNTABLE.

WE DIDN'T SEE THAT TRUST IN THE COMMUNITIES, WE DIDN'T SEE THAT AND THAT WE DID NOT ENGAGE IN CONDUCT, PUBLIC OR PRIVATE, THAT WILL SOLVE YOUR SHAME.

THE DEPARTMENT AND WHAT THEY'VE DONE IS THEY'VE SULLIED AND SHAME THE ENTIRE POLICE INDUSTRY. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND THIS SENATOR HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO PROSECUTE GEORGE FLOYD, JUST LIKE THE PROSECUTOR HAD A CHANCE TO PROSECUTE THE COP KILLER WHO KILLED MIKE BROWN IN FERGUSON.

AND WHAT THEY DO IS THEY ALWAYS SEND IT TO THE GRAND JURY SO THEY DON'T HAVE TO TOUCH.

IT'S NOT IN THEIR NAME. AND THEY KNOW THE GRAND JURY WON'T FILE A CONVICTION.

AND WHEN THEY HAVE THE THEY HAVE THE POWER TO DO THE PROSECUTION AND THEY DON'T DO IT.

AND SO IT'S NOT JUST REFORMING POLICE.

IT'S AN ENTIRE SYSTEM THAT HAS TO BE REFORMED.

NEXT, LOCKLEYS. AND FINALLY, THERE'S ALWAYS CRITICISM ABOUT WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME IN THE RIGHT PLACE TO PROTEST, AND WHEN COLIN KAEPERNICK WAS PROTESTING, EVERYONE COMPLAINED AND THEY MADE IT ABOUT THE FLAG WHEN HE MADE IT CLEAR WAS NOT ABOUT THE FLAG.

BUT THIS IS WHY WE'RE PROTESTING NEXT LIVELY'S.

AND ABOUT THE FLAG, JACKIE ROBINSON IS ONE OF THE MOST CELEBRATED ATHLETES IN HISTORY, THE FIRST BLACK PLAYER AND THE NATIONAL BASEBALL LEAGUE EVERY YEAR ON APRIL 15TH, HE CELEBRATED, WE'RE ALL BASEBALL PLAYERS.

WE'RE HIS NUMBER. BUT HE WAS A MAN THAT COULD NOT SALUTE THE FLAG BECAUSE THE FLAG AND THE UNITED STATES WAS NOT GOOD TO BLACK PEOPLE IN NINETEEN FORTY SEVEN.

AND SO WHY, WHY, WHY THE BIG FUSS ON COLIN KAEPERNICK WHEN WE ALREADY HAD A PREDECESSOR THAT THEN EXPRESSED THE SAME VIEWS NEXT LINE? AND FINALLY, YOU KNOW, I RECEIVED A LOT OF CRITICISM NATIONWIDE FROM THE MAJORITY COMMUNITY FOR ABOUT THREE DAYS.

BEFORE THE NEWS SPREAD TO THE LARGER COMMUNITY, AND I JUST WANT YOU GUYS TO FOCUS ON SOME OF SOME OF THE WORDS HERE, BECAUSE I WAS TOLD THAT IT WAS THE WRONG TIME AND THE WRONG PLACE TO EXPRESS MY GRIEVANCE AND DO MY OWN LITTLE PROTEST.

BUT IF YOU START IN PARAGRAPH TWO, CITIZENS HAVE NO REAL NONPARTIZAN RECOURSE FOR PUSHING BACK ON ABUSES OF POWER BY POLICE.

AND GIVEN THE LACK OF A MECHANISM, THE CATCH IS YOU CAN APPROACH IS REALLY THE ONLY APPROACH THAT I HAD BECAUSE I WENT THROUGH ALL THE RIGHT CHANNELS.

AND SO MY COLLEAGUES ARE VERY UNCOMFORTABLE, GOT ON TV, ASK FOR MY RESIGNATION, CALLED ON THE GOVERNOR TO REMOVE ME INSTEAD OF TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHERE WAS THE INJUSTICE, INSTEAD OF ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTION, WHAT WOULD DRIVE SOMEONE TO DO THIS AT THIS PLACE? AND THIS TIME THE VIDEO EVIDENCE IS CLEAR.

THE POLICE REPORT IS FULL OF LIES.

THE INTERNAL AFFAIRS REPORT IS FULL OF LIES.

SO WHERE'S THE JUSTICE FOR ANYONE THAT HAS TO DEAL WITH THE WHITE POLICE OFFICERS WHO BLATANTLY LIE IN POLICE REPORTS TO COVER FOR THEMSELVES AND TO LOOK AT THE LAST LINE? CHEERS TO YOU. DESPITE ALL THE SCOLDINGS THAT YOU PROBABLY RECEIVED AND I RECEIVED MANY, YOU PROACTIVELY ELIMINATED MORE FALSE ARREST AND FALSE REPORTS THAN, YOU KNOW, SAFE FAMILIES AND PERHAPS EVEN SAVED MY LIFE.

AND UNFORTUNATELY, GEORGE FLOYDS LIFE WAS NOT SAVED.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. BUT BUT BUT THE POWER OF THAT LETTER IS THAT SO MANY PEOPLE NATIONWIDE ALREADY KNEW THAT LETTER WAS DEAD ON MAY 4TH.

ALREADY KNEW. THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMING INTO CONTACT WITH THE WRONG POLICE OFFICER AND I'M SO HAPPY THAT THERE ARE MORE WHITE AMERICANS THAT ARE AS ANGRY AS BLACK AMERICANS BECAUSE FOR DECADES THEY HAVEN'T BEEN.

AND WHAT THE KING WROTE ABOUT IT, AND WE ARE ALWAYS BEING TOLD THAT IT'S NOT THE RIGHT TIME AND NOT THE RIGHT PLACE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, INCLUDING THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY.

AND SO MUCH OF THE KING HAD TO HAVE TO PROTEST IN HIS OWN WAY AS YOU SAT IN THE BIRMINGHAM JAIL. AND HE CAME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT OUR STUMBLING BLOCK IS NOT THE KKK OR OTHER RACIST GROUPS, BUT THE MODERATE WHO IS ALWAYS OK, WHAT'S HAPPENING, NOT ACTIVELY

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INVOLVED IN TRYING TO COME UP WITH A SOLUTION.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. AND JUST SOME COMMENTARY FROM A TV HOST ABOUT WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME IN THE RIGHT PLACE, THERE'S NEVER A RIGHT TIME IN THE RIGHT PLACE.

AND THE REASON WHY IS BECAUSE THE ACT OF PROTESTING IS TO DISRUPT, IS TO PUT THINGS OUT OF ORDER IN ORDER TO GAIN ATTENTION THAT WE COULD NOT GAIN WHEN DOING THINGS AT THE RIGHT TIME IN THE RIGHT PLACE.

NEXT, PLEASE. IT'S WANT TO TALK BRIEFLY ABOUT RIOTS, LOOTING, YOU KNOW, MARTHA KING MADE IT CLEAR DECADES AGO WHY PEOPLE RIOT.

SO THERE SHOULD BE NO SURPRISE RIGHT NOW.

WE KNOW WHY PEOPLE RIOTED AND THE RIOTS STOPPED WHEN ALL FOUR OFFICERS WERE ARRESTED AND THE LOOTING STOPPED WHEN ALL FOUR OFFICERS WERE ARRESTED.

AND SPEAKING OF LOOTING, THAT'S JUST A CONSEQUENCE OF A RIOT OR A PROTEST.

THAT'S NOT THE MAIN GOAL.

THE MAJOR PARTICIPANTS DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN LOOTING.

THOSE ARE PEOPLE WHO TRY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF MOMENTS.

ANY TIME YOU HAVE LARGE CROWDS, THERE'S A DANGER OF SOMETHING NEGATIVE HAPPENING.

THEN IT IS ALWAYS THIS THIS COMMENTARY ABOUT PEOPLE DESTROYING THEIR COMMUNITY OR THEIR COMMUNITY. IT'S NOT THEIR COMMUNITY.

IF THERE'S NOTHING BUT OUTSIDERS WHO ARE THE MERCHANTS IN THE STORE, THEY'RE.

AND IN TERMS OF VIOLENT PROTESTS, YES, THERE WAS PROPERTY DAMAGE, PROPERTY DAMAGE DONE TO GAIN THE ATTENTION, BUT THERE AREN'T THERE AREN'T ANY VIOLENT PROTESTS.

THE REASON WHY THERE WAS NO ATTACK ON THE PROTESTERS IN MICHIGAN IS BECAUSE THEY WOULD RESPOND VIOLENTLY. WELL, WE DON'T RESPOND VIOLENTLY.

WE DON'T COME WITH ARMS READY TO FIGHT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. SO WE KNOW IT'S 3:00 A.M.

ON AUBURY. AND IT'S UNFORTUNATE TO KNOW THAT I CAN BE AN ELECTED OFFICIAL AND A SECOND CLASS CITIZEN AT THE SAME TIME, BECAUSE I KNOW THERE ARE PLACES I CAN'T GO IN THIS COUNTRY, OR I MIGHT FACE THE SAME DEMISE AS AMONT AUBRY.

WHO WE NOW KNOW GOT HIT BY THE TRUCK, THEY HIT HIM WITH THE TRUCK BEFORE HE FINALLY HAD TO STOP AND FIGHT FOR HIMSELF.

HIS MOTHER WORKED FOR TWO MONTHS TO TRY TO GET ATTENTION BECAUSE THE LOCAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY REFUSED TO PROSECUTE THE CASE, EVEN THOUGH THERE WERE A GOOD POLICE OFFICERS WHO SAW THE VIDEO AND WANTED TO ARREST THOSE GUYS.

BUT THE PROSECUTOR SAID, NO, THIS IS WHY THERE HAS TO BE SOME SYSTEMIC CHANGES, BECAUSE THE SYSTEM SAYS NO.

SO IT'S ONLY BECAUSE THIS GUY WAS AN ATHLETE AND HAD KNOWN PEOPLE FROM THE NFL THAT MAJOR CIVIL RIGHTS PEOPLE GOT INVOLVED.

THE VIDEO GOT OUT AND THEN THERE WAS NATIONAL ATTENTION BEFORE HE WAS ARRESTED, BEFORE THE THREE CRIMINALS WERE ARRESTED AND THE GEORGIA BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION WAS ABLE TO RESOLVE IT WITHIN THREE DAYS OR GAIN ARREST IN THREE DAYS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. AND THESE ARE THE VICTIMS AND AND IT'S A SHAME THAT FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS, IF WE DON'T HAVE VIDEO EVIDENCE AND WE DON'T HAVE A CASE AND SOMETIMES EVEN WITH VIDEO EVIDENCE, YOU DON'T HAVE A CASE NEXT LIVELY'S.

AND WE'VE ALL HEARD THE STORY OF BRIANNA TAYLOR AT HOME SLEEPING.

THE PEOPLE THEY WERE LOOKING FOR WAS ALREADY IN JAIL AND THE GUY THAT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR HAD NOT LIVED IN THAT APARTMENT FOR THREE YEARS.

SO WHY THIS MISTAKE AGAIN, SYSTEMIC ISSUES.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. AND THIS PERSON WAS AN EMERGENCY PERSONNEL, SOMEONE THAT WE COULD HAVE HIRED IN THE CITY OF TAMARACK.

AND NOW HER LIFE IS LOST AND NO ONE HAS PAID THE CONSEQUENCES.

AND AGAIN, IF YOU READ THE POLICE REPORT, NOTHING BUT LIES ON THE POLICE REPORT.

NEXT, LIVELY'S. AMY COOPER, SOME PEOPLE WEAPONIZE THE POLICE AGAINST AFRICAN-AMERICANS, EVEN OUR OWN COMMISSION.

AT THE POLLS IN TWENTY EIGHTEEN, THE MAYOR CALLED THE POLICE TWICE OCCUPATION OF BOLTON, NOT ONCE, BUT TWICE ON COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

HE DIDN'T BREAK THE LAW. HE DIDN'T COMMIT A CRIME.

BUT THIS IS THE THING THAT WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH AS AFRICAN-AMERICANS.

WE DON'T EVEN HAVE THE RESPECT OR THE COURTESY OF OUR OWN COLLEAGUES.

NEXT, LIVELY'S. AND THIS IS VERY UNFORTUNATE, MAX LOCKLEYS.

AND THAT CAN BE VERY DEADLY CONSEQUENCES WHEN SOMEONE OF ANOTHER RACE ACCUSES A BLACK PERSON OF DOING SOMETHING THEY DIDN'T DO NEXT, LIKELY.

EMMETT TILL, A GREAT STORY, AN UNFORTUNATE STORY, BUT THIS WOMAN LIED ABOUT EMMETT TILL AND HE WAS BRUTALLY KILLED AND TORTURED.

BECAUSE SOMEONE SIMPLY LIED.

SO THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR DECADES AND PEOPLE SAY, WELL, WHY IS THERE A DIVIDE BETWEEN THE BLACK MEN AND POLICE? IT'S HISTORICAL. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT RACE.

AND RACISM, THE PRESIDENT IS A RACIST, THAT'S JUST A FACT, AND THIS IS A CLEAR EXAMPLE.

[00:35:05]

WHEN THE PROTESTERS IN MICHIGAN CAME WITH THEIR GUNS, THOSE ARE VERY GOOD PEOPLE THAT JUST WANT TO GO BACK TO WORK. AND THEN WHEN PEOPLE COMPLAIN ABOUT A MAN BEING BRUTALLY LYNCHED ON TV, THEY'RE THUGS.

THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH NEXT.

LIVELY'S. AND THIS IS JUST ANOTHER REPRESENTATION AS AS PEOPLE ALL OVER SOCIAL MEDIA HAVE POINTED THIS OUT, IT'S VERY OBVIOUS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. AND RACISM IS EVERYWHERE, IT'S IN THE AIR FORCE, IT'S IN THE MARINES, IT'S ALSO IN POLICE AGENCIES.

AND THIS FBI ARTICLE, WHICH IS ON PBS, WAS WRITTEN IN OCTOBER.

TWENTY FIRST TWENTY SIXTEEN.

SO 10 YEARS BEFORE THAT, THE FBI HAD WARNED ABOUT WHITE SUPREMACISTS AND THE POLICE AGENCIES NATIONWIDE.

NEXT LINE. AND HERE ARE SOME TEXTS FROM THAT ARTICLE.

THERE WAS AN ACTUAL NAZI GANG IN THE L.A.

POLICE DEPARTMENT, THERE WAS A KKK LEADER AND A GUY WHO WAS A POLICE CHIEF AND A FLORIDA AGENCY. SO WHEN PEOPLE SAY, I WAS ARRESTED FOR A REASON.

THAT'S SOMETHING YOU MIGHT WANT TO BELIEVE, ESPECIALLY BECAUSE WE SAW IT LIVE ON TV, ON CNN. IT HAPPENS AND SOME PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE THAT EXPERIENCE WITH POLICE OFFICERS WILL NEVER BELIEVE IT. WELL, IT SEEMS LIKE NOW PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO BELIEVE IT.

AND AGAIN, THE DIVIDE BETWEEN BLACK AMERICANS AND POLICE OFFICERS GOES BACK TO SLAVERY.

POLICE OFFICERS WERE FIRST PUT IN PLACE TO WORK AS SLAVE PATROLS AND TO RECAPTURE SLAVES, RUNAWAY SLAVES. SO THIS IS A LONG STANDING THING.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. AND WE'VE COMPLAINED ABOUT IT FOR DECADES WHILE THE KING AND MALCOLM X PREACHED ABOUT IT. MARVIN GAYE SANG ABOUT IT.

CRIME IS INCREASING TRIGGER-HAPPY POLICING.

WHAT ARE THEY DOING ON SANFORD AND SON, THEY JOKED ABOUT IT, RAPPERS RAPPED ABOUT IT, NWA SCREAMED ABOUT IT. THEY HAD A SONG F THE POLICE.

AND WHAT HAPPENED? WHAT DO WE DO? WHY WE DON'T WANT TO SOLVE PROBLEMS. WE THROW NAMES. THOSE ARE GANGSTA RAPPERS.

INSTEAD OF SOMEBODY SAYING, WHY WOULD SOMEBODY SAY IF THE POLICE.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN. WHAT ARE THEY EXPERIENCING TO MAKE THEM SAY THAT.

AND OF COURSE, WE HAD THE RODNEY KING RIOTS, NOT AFTER THE BEATING, AFTER THE FORECAST WERE ACQUITTAL, WERE ACQUITTED.

SO THERE'S A REASON FOR RIOTS WHEN WE DON'T GET JUSTICE.

WE HAVE TO MAKE SOME NOISE NEXT LINE.

AND LOOK AT WHAT IT TOOK BECAUSE THERE WERE MANY GEORGE FLOYDS AS COMMISSION, BOTH BOLTON STATED THERE WERE MANY JEWISH BOYS BEFORE GEORGE BOY, BUT MAYBE BECAUSE ALL THE ATTENTION NOW IS NOT FOCUSED ON SPORTS AND EVERYTHING ELSE, PEOPLE ARE FINALLY WAKING UP TO SEE WHAT WE'VE BEEN CRYING ABOUT FOR DECADES.

NEXT LINE. AND I HAVE TO GIVE A LOT OF RESPECT TO THE MAYOR OF MINNEAPOLIS.

WHO? EMPATHIZE WITH THE PEOPLE AND UNDERSTOOD THE ANGER.

HE WAS ADVISED NOT TO EXPRESS HIS TRUE FEELINGS BECAUSE OF POLITICAL REASONS WHY HE DIDN'T DO THAT. HE EXPRESSED EXACTLY WHAT HE FELT AND THAT'S WHAT WE ASKED FOR WITH THE DELUCA ROAD INCIDENT. AND SO I'M REALLY HAPPY WITH COMMISSIONER FRISHMAN, COMMISSIONER POLACCO, VICE MAYOR BOULTING.

WHEN WE ASKED WHEN I ASKED FOR THOSE THREE OFFICERS TO BE REMOVED TEMPORARILY FOR THE LOCAL INCIDENT, THEY ALL STEPPED UP IN A LEADERSHIP MOMENT AND AGREED.

AND THE ONE OFFICER THAT WAS TERMINATED AND THE REASON WHY I ASKED FOR ALL THREE OFFICERS IS BECAUSE ONE OF THEM THINKS IT'S OK, THAT ALL OF THEM ARE BAD.

THAT'S MY OPINION. AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THE POLICE CHIEF IN MINNEAPOLIS.

SO NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND ONCE AGAIN, ONE OF MY COMMISSION COLLEAGUES IN VIRGINIA, YOU KNOW, THE MEDIA IS TRYING TO TAKE THE FOCUS OFF OF THE REASON FOR THE RIOT AND ON AND ON THE THE LOOTING AND THE PROPERTY DAMAGE. THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN WITHOUT THE MISBEHAVIOR OF THOSE FOUR COPS SO FOCUSED ON THE REASON FOR THE PROTESTS AND NOT THE RESULT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. AND JUST A QUOTE, IT'S UNFORTUNATE THAT THE OUTRAGE OF THE PEOPLE MAKE YOU MORE UNCOMFORTABLE THAN THE ACTUAL MURDER ITSELF.

THAT'S WHAT WE REALLY SHOULD BE OUTRAGED ABOUT.

NEXT LINE. AND UNFORTUNATELY FOR BLACK AMERICAN PARENTS.

NOT ONLY CAN YOU NOT BREATHE, YOU CAN'T SLEEP BECAUSE YOU'RE WORRIED ABOUT YOUR KIDS.

YOU KNOW, I HAVEN'T HAD THAT TALK ABOUT WITH MY SON YET, HE'S ONLY FIVE YEARS OLD AND I HOPE I DON'T HAVE TO HAVE THE TALK, BUT I KNOW I'M GOING TO HAVE TO HAVE THE TALK.

AND IT'S UNFORTUNATE AND WHY WE HAVE TO ASK OURSELVES, WHY DO WE HAVE TO HAVE A TALK?

[00:40:03]

TALK TO OUR KIDS AND TO OUR LOVED ONES ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE SUPPOSED TO PROTECT US AND DOESN'T MAKE SENSE. NEXT, LIVELY'S.

AND I'M REALLY THRILLED THAT PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE FINALLY UNDERSTAND THAT WE NEED TO FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE THE SYSTEMS BECAUSE THEY DON'T WORK, THROWING A BUNCH OF PEOPLE IN JAIL DOES NOT WORK.

IT MAKES FOR PROFIT PRIVATE PRISONS RICHER.

IT DOES NOT SOLVE PROBLEMS. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. AND SO THERE'S NO REASON TO TALK AND COMPLAIN UNLESS YOU OFFER SOLUTIONS, AND SO HERE ARE SOME SOLUTIONS WE NEED TO CREATE A CITIZENS REVIEW BOARD, WHICH I BROUGHT UP AT A WORKSHOP IN THE PAST.

I'M GOING TO ASK AND IT'S ON AN AGENDA COMING UP.

THERE IS MEDICAL MALPRACTISE INSURANCE LAWYERS HAVE HAD MALPRACTISE INSURANCE.

WE NEED POLICE OFFICERS THAT MALPRACTISE INSURANCE CITIES AND GOVERNMENTS SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR THE MISTAKES OR A BLATANT LAW VIOLATIONS THAT THAT POLICE OFFICERS WHO ARE REALLY CRIMINALS DO.

THEY SHOULD HAVE TO BUY MALPRACTISE INSURANCE AND PAY FOR THEMSELVES.

POLICE OFFICERS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY BE TERMINATED.

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE OFFICER THAT KILLED MICHAEL BROWN? HE'S WORKING SOMEWHERE ELSE. WELL, I'M SURE THE OFFICER THAT CHOKED AND STRANGLED ERIC GARNER, HE'S WORKING SOMEWHERE ELSE.

ALSO IN NEW YORK, THE GOVERNOR AGREED TO TO REPEAL THE LAW TO MAKE POLICE RECORDS OF BEHAVIOR TRANSPARENT FOR LAWYERS.

IF YOU HAVE A BAR COMPLAINT AGAINST YOU, ANYONE THAT GOES TO THE BAR WEBSITE OR GETS A BAR NEWSLETTER WILL SEE THAT YOU WERE SUSPENDED OR LOST YOUR BAR LICENSE.

WE NEED THESE THESE LEVELS OF TRANSPARENCY IN PLACE FOR POLICE OFFICERS.

NEXT, LOCKLEYS. WE WE NEED FULL DISCLOSURE OF POLICE VIOLENCE ON A ON A LOCAL AND FEDERAL LEVEL AND STATE LEVEL, THERE HAS TO BE A NATIONAL REGISTRY OF POLICE MISCONDUCT AND THERE HAS TO BE A DATA TOOL THAT WE CAN ALL ACCESS TO IDENTIFY AND RESEARCH POLICE USE OF FORCE. THAT BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTEST IN FORT LAUDERDALE WAS A PEACEFUL PROTEST WITH ONLY A FEW MINUTES LEFT AS WE WERE LEAVING.

WHO SET THAT PROTEST OFF AND MADE IT VIOLENT? A POLICE OFFICER BY PUSHING A GIRL WHO WAS ON THE GROUND ALREADY ON THE GROUND.

AND OF COURSE, HE HAD A BAD RECORD.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. ONE OF THE BIGGEST OBSTACLES AND I'M HAD A DISCUSSION WITH THE POLICE CHIEF OF MIRAMAR, I HAD A DISCUSSION WITH THE VSO CHIEF AND OUR DISCUSSION WITH MANY POLICE OFFICERS, THE PROBLEM ARE NOT GOOD POLICE OFFICERS.

THEY WANT TO GET RID OF BAD POLICE OFFICERS.

THE PROBLEM IS THE UNION.

THEY DEFEND POLICE OFFICERS AT ANY AND ALL COSTS, INCLUDING THESE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE MURDER OF GEORGE FOY. AND SO THESE ARE SOME OF THESE THESE CONTRACT PROVISIONS THAT WE NEED TO CHANGE IN ORDER TO TAKE POWER BACK FROM THE FROM THE UNIONS AND INTO THE INTO THE HANDS OF THE PEOPLE SO THAT WE CAN FULLY PUNISH OFFICERS WHO ARE BLATANTLY VIOLATING THE LAW AND WHAT WE'VE SEEN.

AND THESE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS ARE THE WORST OF POLICE OFFICERS SHOVING DOWN AN OLD MAN AND LYING ON A POLICE REPORT SAYING HE TRIPPED.

THAT'S A PARTIAL THAT'S A PARTIAL TRUTH.

YES, HE TRIPPED. HE TRIPPED.

AFTER YOU PUSHED HIM, WE SAW WOMEN.

GET SHOVED TO THE GROUND, PUSHED TO THE GROUND AND JUST LIE AFTER LIE AFTER LIE ON A POLICE REPORT, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THERE'S A LOT OF RESEARCH AND DATA THAT'S OUT THERE.

THESE ARE A FEW OF THE RESOURCES THAT ARE THERE.

I INVITE THIS COMMISSION NOT TO DIRECT STAFF TO DO IT.

YEAH, WE CAN DIRECT STAFF TO DO SOME RESEARCH.

WE CAN NEGOTIATE WITH BSR, BUT WE DO OUR OWN RESEARCH AND COLLECTIVELY COME UP WITH OUR OWN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES THAT WE DEMAND BESSO HAVE IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

AND IF NOT, LIKE I SAID BEFORE MY INCIDENT, BEFORE THE INCIDENT, AS WE WERE DOING THE COMMUNITY PLANNING FOR OUR STRATEGIC PLANNING, I SAID WE NEED TO HAVE OUR OWN POLICE DEPARTMENT BECAUSE WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO CONTROL EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS IN OUR CITY WHEN IT COMES TO POLICE. AND I SPEAK ON THAT NOT JUST FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, BUT FROM COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I WAS CRITICIZED ABOUT WITH MY COLLEAGUES IS, OH, YOU TOOK A PERSONAL INCIDENT AND HELD IT IN A PUBLIC FORUM.

NO, IT'S PERSONAL TO ME AND PERSONAL TO MILLIONS OF PEOPLE.

NOW, YOU KNOW, BASED ON WHAT YOU'VE SEEN, NOW, YOU KNOW.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. SO THIS IS THE CHALLENGE, COMMISSIONER BOLTON LEFT A CHALLENGE.

THIS IS MY CHALLENGE.

YOU KNOW, WE WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD.

THE MOMENTUM IS THERE.

PEOPLE ARE ENERGIZED, BUT THEY REALLY DON'T HAVE CONFIDENCE BECAUSE THEY KNOW ELECTED OFFICIALS DON'T DELIVER.

ELECTED OFFICIALS WILL TALK AND LET YOU HEAR WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR.

BUT I TELL PEOPLE ALL THE TIME WHAT MATTERS IS WHAT'S ON THAT PAPER.

[00:45:02]

WHAT MATTERS IS WHAT'S ON THAT PAPER.

AND THAT'S WHAT WE ARE CHARGED WITH.

WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THE POLICY, THE PROVISIONS ARE IN PLACE.

SO WHEN SOMETHING HAPPENS, WE CAN CALL FOR IMMEDIATE TERMINATION, IMMEDIATE SUSPENSION, AND WE CAN'T DO THAT IF WE HAVE TO WORK FOR AN HOUR, WORK WITH AN OUTSIDE AGENCY THAT HAS THEIR OWN PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES.

AND FINALLY, ALSO, YOU KNOW, I TALKED ABOUT I WAS CRITICIZED ABOUT WRONG TIME, WRONG PLACE. WELL, GUESS WHAT? WHEN I HAD A CONFERENCE, COMMUNITY FORUM, NOT ONLY TO BE ON THE SHOW, BUT NONE OF MY WHITE COLLEAGUES SHOWED UP.

SO INDIRECTLY, YOU'RE SAYING BLACK LIVES MATTER BECAUSE I'M NOT SHOWING UP TO TO TO ADDRESS ISSUES THAT CONCERN YOU.

SO SO YOUR LACK OF A PRESENCE, IT SPOKE VOLUMES.

WHEN YOU DON'T DEMAND OFFICES OR MOVE OR SLAMMING A BOY'S FACE ON THE FLOOR, IT TELLS ALL YOUR BLACK EMPLOYEES THAT THEIR KIDS CAN HAVE THEIR FACES SMASHED ON THE FLOOR.

DELUCCA ROLL WAS TREATED WORSE THAN THE STONEMAN DOUGLAS KILLER.

THINK ABOUT THAT. LITTLE GIRL WAS TREATED WORSE THAN A SOUTH CAROLINA CHURCH KILLER.

NEXT LINE. AND THIS IS THE FINAL FLIGHT.

BOB MARLEY MADE A SONG WITH THE WORDS OF THE EMPEROR SELASSIE FROM ETHIOPIA.

THIS IS THE SOLUTION.

UNTIL WE HAVE A PHILOSOPHY THAT HOLDS ONE RACE SUPERIOR AND ANOTHER INFERIOR IS PERMANENTLY DISCREDITED. WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO HAVE THE PROBLEMS. WE'LL CONTINUE OUR PROBLEMS UNTIL RACE IS NOT AN ISSUE, UNTIL WE DON'T JUDGE EACH OTHER BASED ON THE COLOR OF OUR SKIN.

IT DOESN'T MATTER, WHAT MATTERS IS OUR CHARACTER, AND I HAVE TO SAY I'M EXTREMELY PROUD TO BE A COMMISSIONER IN THE CITY OF TAMARACK, WHERE MY OPPONENTS WERE TWO WHITE MALES, WHERE I KNEW THAT THE RESIDENTS OF TAMARACK, WE'RE GOING TO JUDGE ME BASED ON THE CONTENT OF MY CHARACTER, BASED ON MY EXPERTIZE, BASED ON MY INVOLVEMENT IN THE COMMUNITY AND NOT BASED ON THE COLOR OF MY SKIN. THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION.

LOOK FORWARD TO FURTHER DISCUSSION ON MR. GOODVIN. THANK YOU, MAYOR.

[c. Commissioner Fishman]

I HAVE MADE A PUBLIC STATEMENT ON THE ISSUE OF THE GEORGE FORD KILLING, AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I PUT IN THAT STATEMENT WAS.

TWO STATISTICS THAT ARE VERY TELLING.

THE FIRST IS ONE STATISTIC IS THAT BLACK AMERICANS ARE TWO AND A HALF TIMES AS LIKELY AS WHITE AMERICANS TO BE KILLED BY POLICE OFFICERS.

AND THE OTHER IS THAT BLACK AMERICANS CAN'T ACCOUNT FOR LESS THAN 13 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION, BUT THEY ARE SHOT AND KILLED BY POLICE AT A RATE THAT'S OVER TWICE AS HIGH OR AS FOR WHITE AMERICANS.

I AM HAPPY TO SEND ANYBODY MY NEWSLETTER, MY STATEMENT ON.

THE ON THIS SHOOTING OR THIS KILLING, BUT I ALSO WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO TALK ABOUT A WOMAN THAT PASSED AWAY YESTERDAY.

SENATOR GWEN MARGOLIS SERVED FOR FORTY TWO YEARS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA.

SHE SERVED FIRST IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM 1974 TO 1990.

I'M SORRY, FROM NINETEEN SEVENTY FOUR TO NINETEEN NINETY TWO, SHE WAS THE FIRST WOMAN SENATE PRESIDENT NOT ONLY IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA BUT IN THE US IN NINETEEN NINETY.

THINK ABOUT THAT. WE DIDN'T HAVE A WOMAN PRESIDENT OF OUR STATE.

HOW OUR STATE SENATE UNTIL 1990.

SHE ALSO SERVED IN THE MIAMI DADE COUNTY COMMISSION.

SHE WAS THE FIRST WOMAN TO CHAIR THAT COMMISSION AND SHE WENT ON TO SERVE TWO MORE TIMES IN THE FLORIDA SENATE, FIRST IN TWO THOUSAND TWO AND TO TWO THOUSAND EIGHT AND ONCE MORE.

AND TWO THOUSAND TEN TO TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN.

LIKE I SAID, SHE SERVED FORTY TWO YEARS FOR THE PEOPLE OF HER DISTRICT AND FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA. SHE ACTUALLY WAS THE SENATE PRESIDENT IN NINETEEN NINETY TWO WHEN THE SUNSHINE ACT WAS PUT IN PLACE AND OUR AND OUR LAWS.

SHE WAS A MENTOR, A ROLE MODEL, A FIGHTER AND A LEADER.

SHE WAS A WOMAN AHEAD OF HER TIME, AND SHE WILL BE SORELY MISSED.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

[d. Commissioner Placko]

[00:50:11]

WATCHING ALL OF THIS ON TV REALLY LEFT ME.

AND LOST THE HATRED, NO ONE'S LIFE SHOULD COME TO AN END THE WAY GEORGE BUSH DID.

I HAVE SPENT A GOOD PORTION OF THE LAST WEEK LISTENING AT THIS POINT WAS SOMETHING I NEEDED TO DO. IT WAS IMPORTANT TO LISTEN TO PEOPLE'S THOUGHTS.

AND FROM EVERYTHING THAT I HAVE HEARD ON BOTH SIDES, EVERYONE'S ANGRY AND EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO BE ANGRY. AND I THINK NOW WE NEED TO COME TOGETHER AS A GROUP TO LISTEN, TO TALK AND TO UNIFY.

AGAIN, THE TRUST HAS TO BE BUILT.

IT'S NOT THERE. WE ALL KNOW THAT.

AND I THINK IT'S TIME FOR EVERYONE TONIGHT HAS HAS HAD EXCELLENT POINTS.

AND MS. MAGELLAN, YOU PUT TOGETHER A TREMENDOUS PRESENTATION HERE WITH A LOT OF INFORMATION.

AND THANK YOU FOR THAT.

WE ALL NEED TO TAKE A STEP BACK AND WE ALL NEED TO REALIZE THAT THE DISCUSSION HAS TO START. WE HAVE TO START TALKING THE TALK AND WALKING THE WALK.

SO I BELIEVE THAT ALL OF US WILL BE IN AGREEMENT THAT IT'S TIME, IT'S TIME TO DO SOMETHING. THIS CANNOT CONTINUE IN 2020 AND THIS IS STILL GOING ON.

IT'S JUST UNFATHOMABLE TO ME.

I JUST I CANNOT EVEN BELIEVE IT.

SO IT'S NOW IT'S ON US.

IT'S ON US TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

AND I TRULY BELIEVE THAT THE FIVE OF US WORKING TOGETHER CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

AND THAT'S WHAT WE NEED TO DO.

I'M COMMITTED TO THAT.

AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO START LISTENING TO OUR RESIDENTS.

AND IF IT MEANS PUTTING A GROUP OF RESIDENTS TOGETHER, THAT MAYBE THAT'S SOMETHING WE NEED TO DO. BUT LET'S START THE DIALOG AND LET'S START DOING SOMETHING.

THE TIME HAS COME. I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE ANY MORE TIME WITH ANY OF MY OTHER COMMENTS.

THEY REALLY DON'T MATTER AT THIS POINT.

THIS IS THE VITAL ISSUE THAT WE'RE FACING AND I THINK IT'S TIME WE DEAL WITH IT.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

SO MY COMMENTS ARE GOING TO BE SOMEWHERE ELSE, BUT I CAN TELL YOU.

[e. Mayor Gomez]

THAT. I CAN'T HAVE MYSELF BE THROWN UNDER THE BUS FULL OF LIES, SO I'M JUST GOING TO SAY A FEW THINGS AND THEN HOPE WE CAN GET BACK ON THAT PATH OF WHERE WE WORK TOGETHER, BECAUSE THAT WAS A PROMISE THAT WAS ACTUALLY MADE BY.

ALL OF THE COMMISSION, FEBRUARY TWENTY EIGHTEEN, ALL OF THE COMMISSION HAD MADE THIS PROMISE TO STOP WITH CERTAIN POLITICS AND POLITICS.

RIGHT. AND I'M NOT GOING TO GO THROUGH ALL OF THE SPUN TALES AND LIES WHERE CONVENIENT MEMORIES THAT HAVE JUST BEEN THROWN OUT THERE.

BUT I DIDN'T CALL THE COPS TWICE ON THE UN CONVENTION ON BOLTON.

I DID SPEAK TO AN OFFICER THAT DAY WHEN FIVE DAYS AFTER THE POLICE SHOOT, THE PERSON WENT IN SHOOTING THE PITTSBURGH TEMPLE UP AND KILLING PEOPLE.

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A VERY CROWDED LINE.

I'M TALKING TO A WOMAN DURING EARLY VOTING AND THE COMMISSIONER SCREAMS, YOU CAN'T VOTE FOR HER. SHE'S A WHITE JEWISH WOMAN.

YEAH, I WAS PISSED.

THANKFULLY, THE RABBI HAD JUST GONE INSIDE.

SO I WANTED TO KNOW IF THAT WAS CONSIDERED HATE SPEECH BECAUSE I DIDN'T THINK THAT THAT WAS THE MOST APPROPRIATE THING TO BE SAID IN THE MIDDLE OF EARLY VOTING OR AT ANY TIME.

SO I WAS PISSED ABOUT THAT.

AND I ASKED AN OFFICER.

THAT WAS IT. THERE WAS ANOTHER TIME THAT AN OFFICER CAME AROUND, BUT IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE COMMISSIONER OR ANYBODY ELSE FOR OUR CITY.

IT WAS A REQUEST ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE.

SO AS FAR AS THE CONTINUAL COMMENTS BEING MADE ABOUT THE ALUKO INCIDENT, WHEN OUR SHERIFF WAS HERE, THE SHERIFF HAD CLEARLY STATED.

THAT THOSE PEOPLE THAT THE THREE TWO OF THE THREE PEOPLE ALREADY REMOVED FROM OFFICE BESIDES THE INITIAL ONE AND THAT THE THIRD ONE THAT WAS BEING CALLED FOR WAS BEING HANDLED IN MY COMMENTS, WE'RE NOT THAT IT SHOULDN'T BE DONE.

WAS THAT OUT OF RESPECT FOR VSO AND THEIR AGENCY? THEY HAD FINISHED DOING WHAT THEY NEEDED TO DO, JUST LIKE THIS CITY COMMISSION WOULD NOT EXPECT SOMEONE COMING INTO OUR CITY HALL AND TELLING THE COMMISSION WHAT TO DO UNDER THE CITY'S RULES. SO IT WASN'T DEFENDING THE OFFICERS AND IT WASN'T GOING AGAINST THE RULE,

[00:55:05]

OK? THERE WERE QUITE A FEW OTHER THINGS THAT WERE SAID HERE THIS EVENING THAT I'M GOING TO JUST. LET GO BECAUSE.

IN MY OPINION, IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO, SO.

I SPENT MY PAST COUPLE WEEKS AND I HAVE BEEN VOCAL ABOUT IT, BUT AS MOST PEOPLE KNOW, I'M NOT THE MOST SOCIAL MEDIA PERSON OUT THERE.

I'M WORKING ON MY SOCIAL MEDIA.

I'VE TALKED TO RESIDENTS.

I'VE MET WITH RESIDENTS.

I'VE HAD MY SAY ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

I'VE ATTENDED THE CORAL SPRINGS PEACEFUL PROTEST.

I THOUGHT IT WAS HANDLED EXTREMELY WELL.

I'VE BEEN ON SOME CALL WITH MAYOR SCOTT BROOK AND THE RESIDENTS FROM THE TAMPA TALKING ABOUT RACIAL ISSUES.

I HAD BEEN ON.

I WAS ON A CALL LAST NIGHT WITH CONGRESSMAN HAKEEM JEFFRIES OF NEW YORK AND CONGRESSMAN TED DEUTCH OF FLORIDA AND SIX HUNDRED AND FIFTY THREE OTHER INDIVIDUALS FROM SEVERAL JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCILS IN FLORIDA REGARDING RACISM, EQUALITY AND JUSTICE IN AMERICA. I HAVE BEEN ON VARIOUS CALLS AND I HAVE SIGNED UP FOR OTHER RACIAL EQUITY.

TRANSACTIONS. MAKING SURE THAT AS A PERSON WHO IS SUPPOSED TO LEAD A CITY WITH FOUR OTHER COLLEAGUES, THAT WE DO THIS IN UNISON.

AS FAR AS SOME OF MY OTHER COMMENTS, FOR THIS MATTER, I ASKED FOR A DISCUSSION FOR COMMUNITY INVOLVED, SOLIDARITY, EFFORTS AGAINST RACIAL INJUSTICE.

AND I'M A LITTLE UPSET.

SO WE'LL CONTINUE THAT CONVERSATION BY OTHER ITEMS THAT I WANT TO DISCUSS, MY FEELINGS ON THE MATTER AND MY THOUGHTS AND WHAT I WOULD HOPE THAT US AS A COMMISSION FOR A WONDERFUL CITY TO HAVE OFF, TO SPEND THE DAYS WITH FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS FOR THE PEOPLE IN OUR CITY AND PEOPLE IN OUR NEIGHBORING CITIES.

AND I'M GOING TO JUST LEAVE IT AT THAT AND NOW TURN IT OVER TO THE CITY ATTORNEY FOR THE

[4. CITY ATTORNEY REPORT]

CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORT. THANK YOU, MADAM COMMISSIONER.

APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY.

AT THE RISK OF SEEMING INSENSITIVE TO THE COMMENTS AND THE CONCERNS OF ALL THE COMMISSION, I MUST OFFER UP SOME ITEMS OF BUSINESS WHICH REQUIRE SOME ATTENTION BY THE COMMISSION.

IT IS NOT SAID WITH DISRESPECT TO ANY OF THE COMMENTS OR CONCERNS RAISED BY ANY ONE COMMISSIONER OR BY THE COMMISSION AS A WHOLE, AS YOUR DELEGATE AND AS YOUR LAWYER.

I AM THE SPOKESPERSON FOR ALL OF YOU AS A COLLEGIAL BODY.

WE ALL HAVE OUR OWN INDIVIDUAL RELATIONSHIPS AND OUR OWN INDIVIDUAL FEELINGS.

IT'S NOT MY PLACE AS THE CITY ATTORNEY TO OFFER UP THOSE PERSONAL FEELINGS TO ANY ONE OF YOU EXCEPT TO BE GUIDED BY ALL OF YOU IN THE CONTEXT OF YOUR COLLEGIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH EACH OTHER AND WITH ME.

THIS IS NOT ABOUT MY LEGAL HISTORY OR MY RELATIONSHIPS WITH REGARD TO MY PAST, MY ATTENDANCE AT BCUZ IN NORTH CAROLINA.

IT'S ABOUT WHAT IS MY OBLIGATION TO YOU THIS EVENING TO GIVE YOU THE BUSINESS OF THE DAY? SO THAT BEING SAID, AND NOT BEING INSENSITIVE TO ANY ITEM THAT WAS DISCUSSED BY ANY ONE OF YOU THIS EVENING, I DO NEED TO BRING A FEW MATTERS TO YOUR ATTENTION.

AND I'M HAPPY, BY THE WAY, TO ENTERTAIN ANY THOUGHT OR ITEM THAT YOU MAY CHOOSE TO ASK ME ABOUT IN CONNECTION WITH MY OWN INDIVIDUAL BELIEF SYSTEM WITH REGARD TO THE EVENTS NOT JUST OF THIS DAY AND OF THIS MONTH IN THIS LIFE, BUT ANY TIME THAT YOU WOULD CHOOSE.

CORONADO SANTOS ENTERED AN ORDER, AS YOU KNOW, IN MARCH, THAT ALLOWS THESE VIRTUAL MEETINGS TO OCCUR, HAVING A VIRTUAL QUORUM.

IT WAS EXECUTIVE ORDER TWENTY TO SIXTY NINE.

AND JUST SEVERAL DAYS AGO, BEGINNING OF JUNE, THE GOVERNOR ENTERED ANOTHER ORDER AND HE'S BEEN ISSUING QUITE A NUMBER OF THEM.

BUT THE PREVIOUS EXECUTIVE ORDER, TWENTY SIXTY NINE, WAS EXTENDED ONLY TILL JUNE THE 30TH. THE PREVIOUS ORDERS ACTUALLY EXTENDED IT TO JULY THE 9TH.

BUT NOW THESE VIRTUAL MEETINGS, TECHNICALLY AND LEGALLY, WOULD END AS OF JUNE THE 30TH.

THERE'S NO SPECIFIC REFERENCE IN EXECUTIVE ORDER.

TWENTY TO ONE THIRTY NINE WITH REGARD TO IT'S BEING EXTENDED.

BUT I NEED TO BRING THAT TO YOUR ATTENTION THIS EVENING FOR TWO REASONS.

AS A CITY ATTORNEY IN BROWARD COUNTY FOR QUITE SOME TIME AND IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MEETINGS THAT ARE CONDUCTED BY THE CITY ATTORNEYS AND THE COUNTY ATTORNEY EVERY THURSDAY, THERE IS DISCUSSION WITH REGARD TO REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR TO EXTEND THE EXTEND THIS PROCESS BEYOND JUNE THE 30TH.

I RESPONDED BACK OVER THIS PAST WEEKEND TO MY COLLEAGUES INDICATED THAT IT'S NOT AN ISSUE OF MY INDIVIDUAL BELIEF SYSTEM AND WHAT I THINK IS RIGHT OR WRONG, BUT IT'S THE BELIEF SYSTEM OF THE COMMISSION AS TO WHAT IT WOULD LIKE TO DO AS A MATTER OF POLICY.

YOU MAY REMEMBER THAT BACK BEFORE THE GOVERNOR EVEN ENTERED TWENTY THOUSAND SIXTY NINE ON BEHALF OF THE LEAGUE OF CITIES, I WAS ASKED TO SEND A LETTER TO THE GOVERNOR, WHICH I DID SPECIFICALLY REQUEST BECAUSE OF THE CURRENT WIRETAP AND BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT BECAUSE

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CITY HALLS WERE ABOUT TO BE CLOSED AND WHERE THINGS THAT WERE OCCURRING THAT WOULD PROTECT THE PUBLIC'S INTEREST, WE SUPPORTED HAVING VIRTUAL MEETINGS.

AND THE GOVERNOR RESPONDED BY ESSENTIALLY CONTRAVENING THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OPINION THE DAY BEFORE, WHICH DISALLOWED THE OPPORTUNITY AND BY HAVING AN EXECUTIVE ORDER WHICH DID ALLOW FOR WHAT IS NOW OCCURRING.

THAT BEING SAID, I NEED TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO THINK ABOUT THE ISSUE THIS EVENING, AND I NEED YOU TO GIVE ME SOME DIRECTION WITH REGARD TO WHETHER OR NOT YOU WOULD SIGN ON TO A REQUEST TO GOVERNOR DE SANTOS TO ASK THAT HE RESPECTFULLY CONSIDER EXTENDING TWENTY TWO, SIXTY NINE BEYOND JUNE THE 30TH.

AND I'D ASKED METAMORA COMMISSION WHETHER YOU TAKE IT BY CONSENSUS OR YOU TAKE IT BY MOTION OR YOU TAKE IT SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN.

I INDIVIDUALLY MAY HAVE MY OWN PROFESSIONAL OPINION ABOUT HOW TO APPROACH THE SUBJECT MATTER, BUT I AM YOUR LAWYER.

I ACT ON YOUR COLLEGIAL BODY DIRECTION.

AND WHEN ASKED IF YOU BRIEFLY OPEN DEBATE ON THE SUBJECT AND GIVE ME YOUR GUIDANCE AS TO HOW TO APPROACH THIS ISSUE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THAT LETTER WHICH IS ABOUT TO GO OUT NEXT WEEK, THAT'S MY FIRST ITEM.

METAMORA COMMISSION. I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.

I HAVE ONE OTHER ITEM BESIDES.

THANK YOU. WELL, WE'LL TAKE THIS ONE FIRST AS FAR AS THE TOPIC FOR DISCUSSION, FOR ABSTENTION BEFORE BRINGING FORTH TO THE CONVENTION THE LETTER THAT YOU'RE BEING ASKED TO SIGN ON TO FOUR ABSTENTIONS THAT HAVE A DATE CERTAIN TO AN END.

NO, IT DOES NOT EVER SIMPLY REQUEST THAT THE GOVERNOR REOPEN THE DISCUSSION AND TO CLOSE OUT THE OPPORTUNITY AT SOME FUTURE MOMENT.

THE LETTER IS NOT DRAFTED. IT IS SOMETHING WHICH WILL WHICH WILL BE CREATED BASED UPON THE NUMBER OF CITIES THAT ARE BEING REQUESTED.

I KNOW THE MIAMI DADE LEAGUE OF CITIES, THEY HAVE A LOOSE LEGAL COMMITTEE.

THERE ARE SOME LAWYERS INVOLVED THAT ARE AND ALSO CITY ATTORNEYS IN BROWARD.

AND THE OBJECTIVE WAS TO SIGN ON TO THE ISSUE.

I THINK IT WOULD BE ILLOGICAL AND IT WOULD BE A CONTRAVENTION OF MY RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU AS A CITY COMMISSION TO SIMPLY ACT INDEPENDENTLY WITHOUT AT LEAST ADVISING YOU AND WITHOUT STICKING YOUR POLICY DRIVEN DECISION MAKING ON THE SPECIFICS OF IT, WHICH IS A SERIOUS ONE, BECAUSE, AS YOU KNOW RIGHT NOW, UNDER THE TERMS OF THE CURRENT EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND THE CDC RULES AND GUIDELINES, YOU CAN'T HAVE A ROOM FULL OF MORE THAN 10 PEOPLE IN A PUBLIC FORUM.

THE 50 PERSON LIMITATION DOES NOT GO INTO PLACE UNTIL PHASE TWO IS ACTUALLY IMPLEMENTED.

SO AT THE MOMENT, FOR A PUBLIC ASSEMBLY SUCH AS THIS, THERE CANNOT BE MORE THAN 10 PEOPLE IN THE ROOM. AND THAT'S AN ISSUE WHICH WILL BE ADDRESSED DURING THE BUDGET REVIEW NEXT WEEK. SO FROM THE STANDPOINT OF LOGIC, IT WOULD SEEM TO SUGGEST THAT THAT REQUESTING THE EXTENSION TO A TIME WHEN AT LEAST PHASE TWO COMES INTO PLAY, IT WOULD BE A USEFUL TOOL FOR THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO HAVE IN THEIR TOOLBOX WHEN AS AND IF THE GOVERNOR MAKES THAT DECISION. AND ALSO THE POSSIBILITY OF THINGS TO OPENING UP BEFORE OUR LAST MEETING IN JULY.

ALL THESE FACTORS ARE UNKNOWN BECAUSE SOUTHEAST FLORIDA HAS UNFORTUNATELY BEEN BETTER.

AND I USE THE WORD SINGLED OUT, BUT HAS BEEN SEPARATELY REVIEWED THAN OTHER PORTIONS OF OUR STATE, WHICH PUTS PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND PEOPLE LIKE ME SITTING IN A VIRTUAL MEETING IN A VERY UNIQUE PLACE. BECAUSE I KNOW WHEN YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN'T HAVE A ROOM FULL OF PEOPLE, AS YOU MIGHT HAVE DURING A REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING, BECAUSE THE RULES DON'T ALLOW FOR IT. SO IT SEEMS LOGICAL TO REQUEST THE EXTENSION.

THAT WOULD ONLY BE MY PROFESSIONAL VIEW OF THE SUBJECT.

BUT YOU NEED TO MAKE THAT DECISION IF I CAN OFFER TO GIVE ME THAT GUIDANCE ON THIS DEFINITION OF EFFICIENT.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. I WOULD SAY THAT IT WOULD BE LOGICAL FOR US TO CONTINUE TO HAVE THE VIRTUAL MEETINGS AND THAT WE WOULD WANT TO SIGN ON TO IT, EVEN THOUGH WE'RE NOT SURE HOW LONG WE WOULD EXTEND IT.

ONE OF THE ITEMS ON OUR CONSENT AGENDA IS FOR OUR FOUR WEEK HIATUS THAT WE NORMALLY TAKE THIS TIME OF YEAR.

ONE WOULD HOPE THAT BY THE TIME WE CAME BACK FROM THAT HIATUS, WE WOULD BE ABLE TO MEET IN A NON VIRTUAL MANNER.

BUT I BELIEVE THAT AT LEAST FOR ME, I WOULD BE MORE COMFORTABLE MEETING IN A VIRTUAL MANNER, OR AT LEAST PROLOGIS, AT LEAST THROUGH THE END OF OUR HIATUS.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

I'M NOT SEEING ANYBODY ELSE'S HANDS RAISED.

I HAVE A MOTION BECAUSE WE NEED TO DIRECT SAM TO SIGN ON TO THIS LETTER.

CAN I HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND TO APPROVE THAT? OR THE ATTORNEY SIGNED ON TO THE REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR FOR AN EXTENSION OF VIRTUAL MEETINGS. AND IF HE CAN PUT THE ADDITIONAL AUTHORITY THROUGH THE END OF THE SUMMER MOTION TO APPROVE SIGNING ON A LETTER TO CONTINUE THE EXPANSION OF VIRTUAL MEETINGS, I SUSPECT.

YOU GOT THREE TO THREE SECONDS SO I CAN SMELL THEM.

ALTHOUGH COMMISSIONER PLECO.

YES, MR. FISHMAN. YES, YES, YES, YES.

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THANK YOU, DARYN. AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I APPRECIATE THE GUIDE SAID ONE OTHER ITEM, WHICH I'M NOT GOING TO GET INTO GREAT DETAIL ON, BUT WE PROVIDED TO YOU A MEMORANDUM JUST YESTERDAY REGARDING FOUR ITEMS COMING BEFORE THE COUNTY COMMISSION NEXT TUESDAY WITH REGARD TO MATTERS AFFECTING THE BROWARD COUNTY CHARTER. THERE ARE IMPORTANT ITEMS THERE, ITEMS THAT WILL AFFECT THIS CITY, AND THEY RELATE TO POTENTIALLY AMENDING THE CHARTER, FOR EXAMPLE, TO PROVIDE FOR A FOURTH PREVAILING OPTION UNDER THE COUNTY CHARTER.

RIGHT NOW, AS YOU KNOW, THE COUNTY CHARTER PREVAILS OVER LOCAL ORDINANCES WITH REGARD TO LAND USE, WITH REGARD TO ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS AND WITH REGARD TO ETHICS.

THE FOURTH ITEM, WHICH THEY'RE SEEKING TO POTENTIALLY A CHANGE IS TO AMEND THE CHARTER TO PROVIDE THE COUNTY ORDINANCES AND REGULATIONS WOULD PREVAIL OVER MUNICIPAL ORDINANCES AND REGULATIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF COUNTY PROPERTY, FOR REGIONAL FACILITIES THAT SERVE A PUBLIC PURPOSE THAT MAY RING TRUE FOR YOU ALL.

YOU HAVE A TOWER NEXT TO THE POLICE, THE FIRE STATION DIRECTLY IN YOUR CITY HALL HERE.

THIS CITY WAS A COMPLIANT PUBLIC ENTITY THAT SOUGHT TO, IN FACT, ENGAGE THE COUNTY IN CONNECTION WITH THAT 911 TOWER.

I BELIEVE THAT THAT'S THE KIND OF ISSUE THAT PERHAPS OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS HAVE YET TO LOOK AT AS A MATTER OF COURSE.

SO THAT'S THAT'S ONE OF THE ITEMS THAT THAT'S ON THE AGENDA NEXT TUESDAY BEFORE THE COUNTY COMMISSION. THERE'S ALSO AN AUDIT, A PROPOSAL TO ESSENTIALLY AMEND THE COUNTY CHARTER TO PERMIT REGIONAL PARKS IN BROWARD COUNTY TO BE USED FOR LIMITED PUBLIC SAFETY PURPOSES, FOR EXAMPLE, COVID TESTING AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

THERE'S ALSO A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE COUNTY TO ELECT TO ELECT A COUNTYWIDE MAYOR, WHICH IS A PROPOSAL ON THE AGENDA FOR NEXT TUESDAY.

AND LASTLY, THERE'S AN ITEM ON THE AGENDA TO APPROVE A SPECIAL ACT TO HAVE THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, THE BE BERTHA HENRY, TO SERVE AS WHAT'S CALLED THE EX OFFICIO CLERK TO THE COUNTY COMMISSION AND AS THE CUSTODIAN OF FUNDS, AS THE AUDITOR OF COUNTY FUNDS AND NOT THE CURRENT CLERK OF THE COURTS.

THERE WAS AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION PASSED IN TWENTY EIGHTEEN THAT PRECLUDED THE TRANSITION OF CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICE FOR SHIPS TO LOCAL OFFICERS, ELECTIONS, THE CLERK OF THE COURTS AND SUCH LIKE THAT SUPERVISOR, ELECTIONS CLERK, ETC..

THE END RESULT OF WHICH IS THAT THERE WAS A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.

ESSENTIALLY, BRENDA FORMATE HAS CONTROL OVER THOSE FUNDS AND IT WAS AN ACT PASSED IN THE LEGISLATURE JUST THIS SESSION TO ALLOW LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNDER THE CONSTITUTION TO SUBMIT THAT TO REFERENDUM. THAT'S ON THE AGENDA FOR NEXT TUESDAY'S MEETING.

THESE ARE MATTERS WHICH I KNOW ARE DISCUSSED BY YOUR COLLEAGUES PERIODICALLY.

WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE YOU WERE AWARE OF IT BEFORE NEXT TUESDAY'S MEETING.

SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY INTEREST IN ENGAGING YOUR COLLEAGUES ON THE COUNTY COMMISSION WITH DISCUSSION? THE MEMORANDUM WAS PROVIDED TO YOU YESTERDAY.

IT GOES INTO SOME LIMITED DETAIL ABOUT WHAT THE ITEM IS SPECIFICALLY SAYING.

I'M HAPPY, AS ARE MY COLLEAGUES IN THE OFFICE, TO BE OF ANY HELP WE CAN BE TO YOU AND THAT DISCUSSION, SHOULD THEY ARISE GOING FORWARD.

THOSE ARE FOUR VERY IMPORTANT ITEMS THAT ARE COMING UP IN A VERY, VERY QUICK ORDER.

I THINK THE COUNTY COMMISSION GOES ON HIATUS FAIRLY SOON.

SO I BRING THIS TO YOUR ATTENTION NOW IN A PUBLIC FORUM TO ALLOW THE OPPORTUNITY TO DIGEST THE DATA AND THE INFORMATION AND FOR THAT MATTER, IN CONDITION.

THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY OF BEING ABLE TO BE HEARD TONIGHT.

AND AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS AND YOUR CONCERNS REGARDING THE ITEMS OF THE DAY, WHICH RESONATE WELL WITH ME AS WELL.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. PRESIDENT. WHEN I GOT THE MEMO FROM OUR CITY ATTORNEY, I WAS FRANKLY APPALLED THAT THE FIRST TWO ITEMS THAT THE COUNTY WOULD LIKE TO PUT ON REFERENDUM.

GO DIRECTLY IN THE FACE OF HOME RULE, THEY ARE ASKING VOTERS TO TAKE AWAY THE POWER OF US AS ELECTED OFFICIALS IN CITIES TO EVEN HAVE A DISCUSSION ABOUT WHAT THE COUNTY WANTS TO DO WITHIN OUR CITY BOUNDARIES.

IF WE HAD HAD THESE TWO ITEMS IN PLACE IN COUNTY CODE, WE WOULD NEVER HAVE HAD ANY DISCUSSION ABOUT THE POWER BEHIND OUR FIRE STATION, NOR WOULD WE HAVE HAD LIKELY ANY DISCUSSION ABOUT THE TOWER IN THE PARK IN HOLLYWOOD.

THOSE TWO DISCUSSIONS WOULD HAVE BEEN TAKEN AWAY FROM US.

WE WOULD NEVER HAVE HAD ANY SAY-SO ON THAT.

AND TO ME THAT IS OFFENSIVE.

AND I WILL BE THERE ON TUESDAY SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF HOME RULE AT THE COUNTY COMMISSION, AND I WOULD.

WELCOME ANY OF MY FELLOW COMMISSIONERS THAT WOULD LIKE TO BE THERE AS WELL.

THANK YOU. MAYBE COMMISSIONER FISHMAN AND I ARE HOME REAL HERO FOR AT LEAST THE LAST THREE YEARS AND PROBABLY GOING UP FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND I WILL NOW TURN TO OUR CITY MANAGER.

[5. CITY MANAGER REPORT]

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MIKE, WE NEED YOU ON, MUTTLEY.

UNMUTED. ALL RIGHT, UNMUTED, I MAY NEVER GET USED TO THAT FUNCTION IN THIS WHOLE SITUATION, JUST A FEW ITEMS TO REPORT TO THE MAYOR AND THE COMMISSIONER THIS EVENING.

JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THE CITY OF TAMARAC HAS RESCHEDULED THE PREVIOUSLY CANCELED HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE EVENT.

AND IT WILL NOW OCCUR ON SATURDAY, JUNE TWENTY SEVEN, THAT THE CITY OF TAMARACK PUBLIC SERVICES COMPLEX, THAT'S GOING TO GO FROM 9:00 A.M.

TO 2:00 P.M.. PUBLIC SERVICES WOULD ALSO LIKE YOU TO KNOW THAT THEY STARTED THE PROSPECT ROAD PROJECT FROM PROSPECT ROAD TO COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD TO DIXIE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION, START DATE WAS APRIL 13TH OF THIS YEAR, AND THE EXPECTED COMPLETION DATE WILL BE IN MAY OF TWENTY TWENTY ONE.

THE IMPROVEMENTS UNDER THIS PROJECT CONSIST OF, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO MILLING AND RESURFACING, ADDING BICYCLE LANES, MINOR ROADWAY, WIDENING SIGNALIZATION AND LIGHTING IMPROVEMENTS, DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS, ADA RAMPS, GUARDRAIL GUARDRAIL REPLACEMENTS, INSTALLING IRRIGATION LEAVES, SIGNING AND PAVEMENT MARKINGS ALONG PROSPEKT ROAD FROM COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD, THE DIXIE HIGHWAY IN THE CITIES OF TAMARACK, FORT LAUDERDALE AND OAKLAND PARK, ALSO THROUGH BROWARD COUNTY.

ONE LAST ITEM, I THINK OF GREAT INTEREST TO EVERYONE THIS EVENING, MA'AM.

THERE WOULD BE THAT THE CITY OF TAMARAC, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, WILL OPEN A FREE WALK UP COVID TESTING SITE AT THE TAMARACK RECREATION CENTER.

THE SITE WILL OPEN ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17TH.

THE REC CENTER, OF COURSE, IS LOCATED AT SEVENTY FIVE OR ONE NORTH UNIVERSITY DRIVE.

THE SITE WILL OPERATE ON TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS FROM NINE A.M.

TO FOUR P.M.

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

THIS TESTING SITE IS OPEN TO BOTH RESIDENTS AND NON RESIDENTS.

THOSE INTERESTED IN GETTING TESTED FOR COVID-19 CAN WALK UP OR MAKE AN APPOINTMENT BY CALLING NINE FIVE FOUR FOUR ONE TWO SEVENTY THREE HUNDRED APPOINTMENTS ARE FOR THEY ARE NOT REQUIRED. YOU MUST WEAR A MASK AND YOU MUST HAVE SOME FORM OF I.D.

WITH YOU TO BE TESTED.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO PRESENT WITH ANY SYMPTOMS. AND THIS IS A FREE TEST.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR. THAT'S ALL I HAVE THIS EVENING.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NOW WE ARE GOING TO BE MOVING ON TO PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

[6. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION]

I WILL READ THE RULES AND REGULATIONS.

ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC MAY SPEAK TO ANY ISSUE THAT IS NOT AGENDAS FOR PUBLIC HEARING AT THIS POINT. SPEAKERS WILL BE LIMITED TO THREE MINUTES DURING THIS ITEM OF PUBLIC HEARINGS. THERE WILL BE A 30 MINUTE AGGREGATE TIME LIMIT FOR THIS ITEM.

ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC WANT TO COMMENT PUBLICLY ON ANY MATTER, INCLUDING ITEMS ON THE AGENDA. THEY SUBMIT THEIR COMMENTS BY EMAIL TO CITY CLERK AT TAMRAT DOG.

ALL COMMENTS SUBMITTED BY EMAIL, IF READ ORALLY, ARE THREE MINUTES OR LESS SHALL BE READ INTO THE RECORD. ALL COMMENTS MADE BY E-MAIL SHALL BE MADE PART OF THE PUBLIC RECORD.

PUBLIC COMMENTS MAY ALSO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE DURING THE MEETING THROUGH FACEBOOK BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, MAY ALSO REGISTER ONLINE AT CITY HALL.

AND I'M SORRY THAT TIME RAGBAG BACKSLASH SIGN UP AND REGISTER WILL BE CONTACTED BY PHONE AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME DURING THE MEETING TO OFFER.

THEIR PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOT WITH MUSICIANS.

SO AT THIS POINT IN TIME AND MIND THAT WE DO HAVE SOME COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THEM READ BY OUR CITY FIRST AND THEN WE WILL GO INTO THE PHONE CALLS.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

THE FIRST ONE COMES IN FROM PHINEAS BLUSTER AND KHAYBAR ONE TWO NINE THREE ZERO AT BLACKCOMB. HE SAYS, MIKE, PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEOS BELOW.

HOPEFULLY YOU'LL FIND THEM VERY ENLIGHTENING AND PERHAPS YOU'LL USE THEM AS A TEMPLATE FOR GUIDING YOUR DECISIONS IN THE FUTURE.

PEOPLE LIKE LARRY ELDER, OFFICER TATTO, CANDICE OWENS AND ABL ARE THE FUTURE OF BLACKS IN AMERICA. WHILE YOU CONTINUE TO LIVE IN THE PAST.

LOOKING FORWARD TO AN INTELLIGENT REPLY OTHER THAN YOU WERE WRONGFULLY ARRESTED BY A POLICEMAN WHO HAPPENED TO BE WHITE, I TOO WAS WRONGFULLY ARRESTED BY A POLICEMAN, NOT BECAUSE OF MY SKIN COLOR, BUT BECAUSE MY HAIR WAS LONG.

I MOVED ON FROM THAT A LONG TIME AGO AND I HELD NO GRUDGE AGAINST THE POLICE.

WITHOUT THEM, THIS COUNTRY WOULD GO UP IN FLAMES.

ANYONE WHO THINKS OTHERWISE IS A FOOL.

THERE'S THREE LINKS TO YOUTUBE VIDEOS ON THE BOTTOM OF THIS EMAIL.

THIS ONE CAME IN FROM FRANCESCA BELLA AT ITALIA 11, 08 AT YAHOO! DOTCOM. SHE ACTUALLY JUST HAS IN THE SUBJECT LINE NEW RULES AND THERE'S NOBODY TO DETECT.

THIS ONE COMES FROM FACEBOOK LIVE.

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THIS IS ARIEL DUVERNAY GAVESTON TO COMMISSIONER GNB, THANK YOU FOR SHOWING OUR TRUE BLACK AFRICAN-AMERICANS HERE IN AMERICA.

THERE ARE TWO JUSTICE SYSTEMS. THIS ONE COMES FROM FACEBOOK.

THIS IS VALERIE STANTON.

POWERFUL PRESENTATIONS.

WE MUST HOLD THE UNIONS ACCOUNTABLE FOR POLICE BEHAVIOR.

AND WE MUST REMEMBER THAT THERE ARE GOOD THERE ARE MANY GOOD POLICE OFFICERS ALSO MORE THAN THERE ARE BAD. THIS ONE COMES FROM FACEBOOK, THIS IS ARIEL DO GRENACHE ADDISON MAYER, YOU SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST ACKNOWLEDGED THE MATTER AT HAND IN REGARDS TO GEORGE FLOYD. BEING ANGRY IS ONE THING, BUT YOU ARE THE LEADER OF OUR CITY, AND I BELIEVE SOME TYPE OF RECOGNITION SHOULD SHOULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN.

THE NEXT ONE COMES FROM KATHY BIVINS OF FACEBOOK.

I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR VICE MAYOR BOLTON RESPOND TO THE MAYOR'S CLAIMS BECAUSE I DON'T BELIEVE HER. THE MAYOR KNOCKED ON MY DOOR AND TOLD ME SHE IS A DEMOCRAT.

I LATER FOUND OUT SHE IS A REPUBLICAN.

I NOTICE SHE LIES A LOT.

VICE MAYOR BOLTON, WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR OPEN LETTER.

CAN YOU RESPOND TO THE MAYOR'S COMMENT PUBLICLY FROM NOéMIE PEREZ? I HAVE A BUSINESS IN TAMARAC.

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHY THE ANNUAL FIRE INSPECTION WENT FROM FIFTY DOLLARS TO ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS.

AND FINALLY, MY LAST ONE FROM FACEBOOK IS FROM ARIAIL, DUBERNARD GAVESTON.

I HAVE BEEN MULLING OVER THE MAYOR'S STATEMENT IN REGARDS TO CALLING, CALLING AND SPEAKING TO BE ABOUT ALLEGED WORDS STATED BY COMMISSIONER MARLAN BOLTON BEING DEEMED AS A POSSIBLE THREAT.

BUT OUR MAYOR IS AN ATTORNEY.

HOW COME SHE DID NOT LOOK UP THE FLORIDA CRIMINAL LAW HERSELF TO ASK A FELLOW ESQUIRE LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS ALL BEING ADDRESSED PROPERLY? WE ALSO HAVE TO CALL THAT OUR IT DEPARTMENT FOR YOU.

ALL RIGHT. IF YOU WOULD, WE HAVE MICHAEL DIGREGORIO.

UNKNOWN PARTICIPANT IS JOINING.

GOOD EVENING, DIGREGORIO, WOULD YOU PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR NAME, IF YOU PLEASE, STATED FOR THE RECORD, ALONG WITH YOUR ADDRESS, AND IF YOU'RE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH YOUR ADDRESS, THE CITY IN WHICH YOU LIVE. MICHAEL DIGREGORIO.

MY ADDRESS IS EIGHT ONE TO TWO PERCENTAGE COMMENTS.

DRUG. SHE'S COMFORTABLE ABOUT TAMARA.

YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES TO.

AND EVERYONE'S HEARING ME RIGHT NOW, I TURN MY VOLUME DOWN.

I JUST I JUST TALK. I JUST WANT TO JUST SAY REAL QUICK IS THAT I HAVE TO SAY SOMETHING SO INSIGNIFICANT. AFTER HEARING COMMISSIONER JONES' PRESENTATION ON GEORGE FLOYD AND WITH WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON IN OUR COUNTRY, IT JUST REALLY SICKENS ME TO WATCH THE NEWS AND SEE INNOCENT PEOPLE BEING ATTACKED AND ARRESTED.

SO LET'S JUST HOPE THAT THERE WILL BE BIG CHANGES IN REGARDS TO HOW POLICE FORCES ACROSS THE NATION HANDLE FUTURE SITUATIONS WITH BLACK AMERICANS.

ANYWAY, MS. OF MY QUESTION, I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS.

ONE IS IN OUR COMMUNITY, WHAT IS THE STATUS OF OUR BARRIER WALL CONSTRUCTION AT PRESTIDGE COMMONS? WE WERE TOLD CONSTRUCTION WAS GOING TO BEGIN IN 2020.

WHEN WILL THE CONSTRUCTION BEGIN? ALSO, WILL OUR TAXES GO UP AFTER THE WALL IS CONSTRUCTED? WILL OUR TAXES BE AFFECTED IN ANY WAY? QUESTION NUMBER TO THE COMMUNITY DIRECTLY BEHIND OUR SPRINGLIKE HAS STILL NOT REPAIRED THE WALL BETWEEN OUR COMMUNITIES.

A LARGE SECTION OF THE WALL WAS DESTROYED FROM HURRICANE IRMA IN AUGUST OF TWENTY SEVENTEEN THREE YEARS LATER AND IT STILL LOOKS LIKE A BOMB WENT OFF THERE, DESTROYING PART OF THAT PORTION OF THE WALL.

IT LOOKS REALLY BAD, AND PARTICULARLY TO THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE ON EITHER SIDE OF IT.

WE ARE AWARE THAT SPRINGLIKE HAS BEEN UNDERGOING SOME SORT OF REVITALIZATION AND THAT THEY WERE BEING SUED BY ONE OF THE RESIDENTS.

THAT'S WHAT WE HEARD.

AT LEAST WE HEARD THIS ABOUT A YEAR AGO.

THAT'S THE INFORMATION WE WERE GIVEN IN APRIL OF TWENTY NINETEEN.

SURELY THERE HAS BEEN SOME SORT OF MOVEMENT WITH THIS ISSUE.

THE RESIDENTS OF THESE COMMONS WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHEN THIS WILL BE REPAIRED.

WE HAVE WAITED PATIENTLY LONG ENOUGH THAT THEY ARE NOT EVER GOING TO FIX IT.

THEN THE CITY SHOULD CONTRIBUTE.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND I BELIEVE YOUR COMMENTS WILL BE ADDRESSED OFFLINE.

YOUR QUESTIONS WERE FOR THE WAR.

OK, WE'RE NOW MOVING TO MARLA GARRETH AND.

FORGIVE ME IF I PRONOUNCE YOUR LAST NAME.

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SHOULD I HANG UP NOW? I'M SORRY, MR. GREGORIO, YOUR COMMISSIONER.

COMMISSIONER FISHMAN WILL GET WITH YOU AND DISCUSS THIS MATTER OF.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU.

UNKNOWN PARTICIPANT IS NOW EXITING.

I MEAN, HELPING. AS AN UNKNOWN PARTICIPANT IS NOW JOINING.

YOU'RE. UNKNOWN PARTICIPANT IS NOW EXITING.

WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO TRY HER AGAIN? MATAMORAS ARE AN ATTEMPT TO TRY TO RECONNECT THAT SPEAKER, PUBLIC SPEAKER.

I BELIEVE THAT'S WHAT I'M SAYING.

PLEASE LEAVE YOUR MESSAGE FOR SEVEN TWO SEVEN TWO FIVE FOUR TWO FIVE.

ALL RIGHT, WELL, UNFORTUNATELY, WE WERE NOT ABLE TO.

UNKNOWN PARTICIPANT IS NOW EXITING.

CONNECT WITH. GARUS.

THIS CITY CLERK, IF YOU WOULD, IF WE HAVE OUR CONTACT INFORMATION AND WE TRY TO FIND OUT OFFLINE AFTER THE MEETING WITH HER, CONCERNED WHERE WE CAN TRY TO ADDRESS THEM AFTERWARDS. AND ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS? I HAVE NO OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS AT THIS TIME.

PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

COMMISSIONER, VICE MAYOR, I DO SEE WISH TO SPEAK IF THIS IS REGARDING CONVERSATIONS IN PUBLIC COMMENTS, WE TYPICALLY DO NOT DO THAT.

I WILL ASK IF YOU REALLY MUST BE, THEN PLEASE DO SO.

IF NOT, IF YOU CAN RESPOND TO THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ASKING FOR YOUR OPINION AND YOU HAVE THEIR EMAIL ADDRESSES AND PHONE NUMBERS THAT IF YOU WISH TO SPEAK AHEAD, MAYOR, WE TYPICALLY DO NOT SPEAK, BUT WE CAN IF WE SO DESIRE.

FLORIDA LAW DOES NOT PROHIBIT US TO DO THAT.

THERE'S NO PROHIBITION TO SPEAK.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TONIGHT TO RESPOND TO THE COMMENTS MADE BY THE RESIDENTS ON FACEBOOK.

AND IT IS ALSO YOUR COMMENT.

AND I WILL JOG YOUR MEMORY, MADAM.

THERE WE WERE AT THE POLLS AND A HISPANIC WOMAN APPROACHED YOU AND YOU TOLD THE HISPANIC WOMAN THAT YOU WERE HISPANIC.

OVERHEARING THAT CONVERSATION, I ADVISED THE HISPANIC RESIDENT THAT OUR MAYOR WAS NOT BIOLOGICALLY HISPANIC AND THAT AS I AM A BLACK MAN, THE MAYOR IS A WHITE JEWISH WOMAN AND ELDERLY.

VILLA-LOBOS IS A HISPANIC MAN.

AND IN THAT SAME CONVERSATION, I ASKED YOU TO SPEAK SPANISH AND YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT INNATELY HISPANIC.

YOU CONTINUOUSLY TOLD PEOPLE THAT YOU WERE HISPANIC.

AND I TOLD YOU TO BE MINDFUL OF IDENTITY POLITICS, BECAUSE AS I RESPECT VERY MUCH OUR HISPANIC COMMUNITY AND OUR JEWISH COMMUNITY, OUR AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY IN THE CITY OF TAMARACK, WE SHOULD NOT USE IDENTITY POLITICS TO WIN AN ELECTION.

AND THAT IS WHAT YOU WERE DOING TO WIN AN ELECTION.

YOU WERE INSTRUCTING YOUR VOLUNTEERS TO SHOUT OUT WOMANPOWER AT THE LIBRARY,

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AND THAT WENT ON FOR DAYS.

I AM A CHRISTIAN.

I AM GOING THROUGH CONVERSION TO JOIN THE THE JEWISH COMMUNITY AS WE SPEAK.

AND I'M LEARNING HEBREW.

I TEACH MY CHURCH EVERY SUNDAY HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO TEACH ONE ANOTHER, HOW WHAT THE JEWISH COMMUNITY IS ALL ABOUT.

AS A CHRISTIAN, WE TEACH THAT WE ARE DRAFTED IN AS JEWS AND WE BELIEVE THAT THE JEWISH PEOPLE ARE GOD'S CHOSEN PEOPLE.

THAT IS WHY I ALWAYS SUPPORT MATTERS CONCERNING ISRAEL.

I WOULD NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS SPEAK NEGATIVELY ABOUT THE JEWISH COMMUNITY IN TAMRAT OR ELSEWHERE. I BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE WRONG FOR MAKING THAT COMMENT.

I ALSO BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE WRONG FOR SUPPORTING A BLACK JAMAICAN WOMAN TO RUN AGAINST ME IN MY ELECTION. YOU ARE WRONG THEN, AND YOU ARE WRONG NOW.

I DO NOT APPRECIATE IT.

AND THIS IS NOT THE FORUM TO HAVE BROUGHT THAT UP.

I SUPPORTED YOU THROUGH YOUR TIME OF GOING THROUGH CANCER AND ONE WOULD THINK THAT YOU WOULD HAVE LEARNED, SEEING THAT YOU WENT TO THAT DOOR, I HOPE THAT YOU RECANT WHAT YOU SAY AT SOME GIVEN POINT AND MAKE GOOD TO THE RESIDENTS THAT I DID NOT MAKE THOSE STATEMENTS. YOU DID CALL THE POLICE THAT DAY AND THE CAPTAIN CAME OUT AND TOLD ME HOW CHILDISH YOU WERE FOR HAVING CALLED THEM AND WASTING THEIR TIME.

I BELIEVE THAT YOU WERE CHILDISH THEN AND YOU ARE USING THOSE CHILDISH BEHAVIORS RIGHT HERE ON THE DAIS.

I DO NOT APPRECIATE THEM.

AND AS MUCH AS I ALWAYS TELL YOU HOW MUCH I RESPECT YOU AS A WOMAN, AS I RESPECT MY WIFE AND MY MOTHER, YOU DO NOT BELIEVE ME, BECAUSE AS CHRISTIANS, WE ALSO BELIEVE THAT AS A MAN SPEAKS. SO HE'S SO EASY AS A MAN, THINK IT SO EASY AND YOUR THOUGHTS, YOUR MIND IS SO CHILDISH THAT WE CANNOT EVEN MOVE ON THROUGH VARIOUS CONVERSATIONS ON THIS DAYS.

I HOPE THAT YOU WILL LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES AND UNDERSTAND THAT OUR COMMUNITY WANTS US TO HEAL AND MOVE ON IN UNITY.

THIS IS NOT THE FORUM TO TALK ABOUT WHAT I SAID DURING AN ELECTION OR NOT.

THAT CONVERSATION SHOULD HAPPEN BETWEEN US HAVING COFFEE ON OUR PERSONAL TIME, NOT ON THE CITY'S DIME. I THINK THAT YOU WASTE OUR TIME WHEN YOU HAVE TO HAVE US ADDRESS THIS SORT OF ISSUE AND HAVE RESIDENTS ASK US TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE IN A FORUM LIKE THIS.

SHAME ON YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

THE TOPIC AT HAND SHOULD BE ABOUT GEORGE FLOYD AND THE DISCRIMINATION AND THE POLICE BRUTALITY HAPPENING IN OUR COUNTRY.

WE SHOULD NOT BE TALKING ABOUT OUR POLITICS AND ELECTION MATTERS.

I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU'RE A REPUBLICAN.

YOU CAN HAVE YOUR POLITICAL STANCE IF YOU WANT, IF YOU CHOOSE TO.

WE ARE A FREE COUNTRY.

WE ARE A DEMOCRACY.

YOU SAID YOU VOTED FOR TRUMP.

A LOT OF OUR RESIDENTS DO.

AND I APPRECIATE YOU FOR SPEAKING YOUR TRUTH.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH TO THE PRESIDENT FOR ASKING ME TO ADDRESS WHAT YOU SAID, BECAUSE I FIND YOUR STATEMENT VERY OFFENSIVE.

AND MANY OF OUR RESIDENTS, 60 PERCENT OF THEM, THINKS THAT YOU ARE VERY OFFENSIVE AS WELL. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR YOUR INDULGENCE, MADAM CHAIR.

AND YOUR HAIR LOOKS BEAUTIFUL.

I HOPE THAT IT CONTINUES TO GROW.

WELL, I APPRECIATE YOUR COMPLIMENT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND PLEASE KEEP IN MIND I'M NOT THE ONE WHO BROUGHT IT UP.

I AM ENTITLED TO DEFEND MYSELF WHEN I'M BEING ATTACKED.

AND I HAVE NEVER CALLED MYSELF A HISPANIC WOMAN.

I HAVE BEEN SUPPORTED BY THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY.

I WAS ENDORSED BY THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY FOR WHICH I APPRECIATE.

I AM A PROUD, ADOPTED WOMAN OF MY FATHER, WHOSE FAMILY HAILS FROM SPAIN, MY GRANDMOTHER,

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MY FATHER'S FAMILY, HIS NAME AND MY GRANDMOTHER FROM PANAMA.

I'M VERY PROUD OF THAT AND I HAVE NEVER TRIED TO BE ANYBODY BUT YOU.

I AM. AND YOU KNOW.

I LIKE HOW EVERYBODY WANTS TO TURN IT AGAINST ME.

I'M GOING TO LET THAT GO BECAUSE IT'S NOT ABOUT ME AND WE WILL BE TOGETHER.

I DON'T. VICE MAYOR.

I DIDN'T INTERRUPT YOU.

LET US BE MAYOR.

I'M SPEAKING NOW, AND I AM GOING TO END THE CONVERSATION AND WE WILL CONTINUE THE DISCUSSION REGARDING WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO HEAL AS A COMMUNITY, AS A COMMISSION.

SO, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, AS I MENTIONED, THE PUBLIC COMMENTS WERE CLOSED.

IT IS NOW A 30.

WE WILL BE BACK HERE AT EIGHT FORTY FIVE.

THIS MEETING'S IN RECESS.

[7. CONSENT AGENDA]

SENSE AGENDA CITY MANAGER, ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS TO THE AGENDA? MAN, AMERICA, WE HAVE EVERYONE BACK WITH US.

ABOUT AMERICA, WE HAVE EVERYONE BACK WITH US.

WELL, THAT'S DELICIOUS, MADAM MAYOR.

DO WE HAVE. IS EVERYBODY BACK WITH US? YES. YES. OK, WE DO NOT HAVE ANY.

WE DO NOT HAVE ANY ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS FROM THE AGENDA THIS EVENING, MADAM MAYOR, BUT I DO NEED YOU OR ONE OF YOUR COLLEAGUES TO PULL RESOLUTION ONE THREE FOUR FOUR ONE, WHICH IS THE RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A FOUR WEEK HIATUS FOR THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION.

I NEED YOU TO DO THAT IN ORDER TO MODIFY THE DATE RANGE FOR THE HIATUS FROM JULY 12, 20, 20 TO AUGUST NINE OF TWENTY TWENTY.

I'M SORRY TO MODIFY THE DATE RANGE FOR THE HIATUS FROM WHAT'S STATED IN THE RESOLUTION, WHICH IS JULY 12TH, 20 20 AUGUST TO AUGUST NINE TWENTY TWENTY AND AMENDED TO BE JULY NINETEEN, TWENTY TWENTY TO AUGUST 16TH, TWENTY TWENTY TO INCLUDE THE LAST MEETING IN JULY AND THE FIRST MEETING IN AUGUST.

I WOULD LIKE TO CALL YOUR ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR FOUR ONE AGENDA OF FOUR SEPARATE DISCUSSION AND VOTE.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MR. VICE MAYOR. YOU'RE WELCOME, MR. MANAGER. AND THE SECOND SEGMENT.

MOTION TO APPROVE THE MOTION TO APPROVE THE AGENDA AS MODIFIED.

THANK YOU. SO THE QUESTION IS, CAN MR. FLACCO. YES, MR. FISHMAN, YES, VICE MAYOR BOLTON.

YES, MR. GELEN. MR. GAGNON. AND MAYOR GOMEZ, YES.

EMOTION PASSES FOR THE ZERO AND NOW EMOTION FOUR TO ONE THREE FOUR FOUR ONE AS AMENDED.

[b. TR13441 - Authorizing a Four-Week Hiatus for Mayor & City Commission]

MADAM MAYOR, I I PULLED THE ITEM FOR A DISCUSSION AND I WOULD LIKE FOR THERE FOR DISCUSSION AT THIS TIME.

MR. VICE MAYOR, MADAM MAYOR, I'D LIKE TO READ INTO THE RECORD SO YOU HAVE IT ON THE TABLE TO CONSIDER ON THE FLOOR, IF YOU WILL.

YES, PLEASE. THANK YOU, MADAM COMMISSIONER.

FOR THE RECORD, 77 B, WHICH HAS BEEN TOLD BY THE VICE MAYOR, READS AS FOLLOWS ITS TEMPORARY RESOLUTION ONE THREE FOUR FORTY ONE TITLE OF WHICH RELATES TO AUTHORIZING A FOUR WEEK HIATUS FOR MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION.

IT READS AS FOLLOWS A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARACK, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING A FOURTH CONSECUTIVE PERIOD, JULY 12, 20 20 TO AUGUST NINE TWENTY TWENTY, DURING WHICH TIME THE CITY COMMISSION WILL NOT SCHEDULE ANY REGULAR MEETINGS PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR POINT ZERO SIX, A CITY CHARTER PROVIDING FOR COMPLEX SEVERABILITY, PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. THE MATTERS ON THE FLOOR AND THE VICE MAYOR HAS.

THANK YOU, MR. CITY ATTORNEY. THIS WOULD BE A QUESTION FOR THE CITY ATTORNEY IF IT PLEASES THE CHAIR.

MR. ATTORNEY.

ARE WE REQUIRED TO TAKE A VACATION TIME EVERY YEAR AT THE SPECIFIED TIME? ARE WE REQUIRED BY LAW TO DO SO? THERE IS NO MATTER THEIR ANSWER IS NO.

IT'S PROVIDED FOR AS AN OPTION FOR THE MAYOR AND COMMISSION TO MAKE THAT DECISION.

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TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU WOULD CHOOSE TO DO SO.

CORRECT. AND IS IT TRUE THAT WE WILL STILL GET PAID WHILE ON VACATION FOR A MONTH? THEY MAY ATTEMPT TO RESPOND THAT AMERICA.

MR. VICE MAYOR, I DON'T HAVE ANY KNOWLEDGE OF THE ACTUAL OPERATIONAL SYSTEM, THAT THERE'S NOTHING IN THE CHARTER WHICH WOULD PRECLUDE YOU FROM BEING PAID DURING THAT PERIOD.

I WILL POSE THE QUESTION TO THE CITY MANAGER FOR A MORE.

THE MONITOR, PLEASE RESPOND.

YES, MADAM MAYOR, COMMISSIONERS, YOU DO YOU ARE PAID DURING YOUR VACATION.

OK, AND HOW MANY HOURS, AS CITY COMMISSIONERS ARE WE ARE WE REQUIRED TO.

TO WALK IN ON A WEEKLY BASIS, OR ARE WE REQUIRED WALKING ON A MISSION TO SEE IF METAMORA IF I COULD RESPOND TO THAT LIGHTNING BOLT THAT YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO CLOCK IN AT ALL, YOUR YOUR THE AMOUNT OF TIME THAT YOU SPEND WORKING ON BEHALF OF THE RESIDENTS IS UP TO YOU.

OK, MR. MANAGER LEE RECALLED THAT SOME OF OUR COMMISSIONERS HAVE SAID IN THE PAST THAT THEY WORK THROUGHOUT THE TIME, THAT THEY ARE ON HIATUS, THAT THEY STILL ATTEND MEETINGS AND STILL GO TO CONFERENCES, ARE STILL ON THE PHONE CALLS AND SO ON.

DO YOU RECALL? YES.

OK. ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR ANSWERING MY QUESTIONS OR THOSE ARE QUESTIONS THAT I HAVE.

I WILL MAKE A STATEMENT.

I BELIEVE THAT THIS YEAR AND IN PARTICULAR, I DON'T THINK THAT THE COMMISSION SHOULD BE TAKING A ONE MONTH VACATION, GIVEN WHAT HAPPENED DURING CORONAVIRUS, GIVEN WHAT HAPPENED WITH GEORGE FLOYD.

WE'VE GOT WORK TO DO.

I UNDERSTAND THAT WE WILL BE WORKING THROUGHOUT THE DAY THAT THE TIME TO VACATION.

BUT EVEN STILL, IF WE ARE WORKING, WHY DO WE NEED TO FORMALLY TAKE THE TIME FOR VACATION? I THINK THAT OUR RESIDENT NEED US MORE THAN EVER, AND I BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULD STILL BE ON THE CLOCK FOR THEM, GIVEN WHAT WE ARE GOING THROUGH AS A COUNTRY AT THIS TIME. WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE STILL OF A PANDEMIC.

WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A CIVIL UNREST AND WE DON'T WANT A COMMISSIONER OR THE MAYOR TAKING OFF TO GO SOMEWHERE, UNDERSTANDING THAT IT IS THE CASE THAT YOU CAN LEAVE TOWN, GO SOMEWHERE WHERE THE CORONAVIRUSES AND THEN COME BACK TO OUR RESIDENCE AT AT RISK. I DON'T THINK IT'S THE APPROPRIATE TIME TO TAKE A VACATION AT THIS TIME.

THAT IS MY STATEMENT.

AND THEN I YIELD THE BALANCE OF.

THE MAYOR, CITY MANAGER, IF I CAN, MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THE FOUR WEEK HIATUS AS IT IS PRESENTED HERE IS NOT NECESSARILY FOR US TO BE OUT OF TOWN, BUT IT IS MORE FAIR THAT WE DO NOT HAVE SET COMMISSION MEETINGS.

AND WHICH IS WHY THE COMMENTS THAT WERE MADE IN THE PAST, WHILE WE MAY BE ON, QUOTE, HIATUS, WE'RE STILL WORKING.

SO. THAT WAS PRESENTED IN THE PAST.

MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT I'M SENDING.

MADAM MAYOR, IF I MAY, WE BRING FORWARD THIS ITEM EVERY YEAR AT THIS TIME BECAUSE HISTORICALLY THE COMMISSION HAS TAKEN A HIATUS AND SKIPPED THE SECOND MEETING IN JULY, IN THE FIRST MEETING IN AUGUST.

I DON'T HAVE THE CITY CHARTER IN FRONT OF ME, BUT I KNOW THAT THE CHARTER DOES PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSION SHALL MEET REGULARLY AT LEAST TWICE A MONTH, EXCEPT DURING A FOUR WEEK CONSECUTIVE PERIOD TO BE DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSION.

SO. THERE'S A CHARTER, THERE IS A SECTION OF THE CHARTER THAT SPEAKS TO YOUR

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CITY MANAGER. I APPRECIATE THAT.

AND I KNOW THAT OUR CITY ATTORNEY IS THUMBING THROUGH THAT CHARTER AS WE SPEAK OF THE CITY ATTORNEY DOING THAT.

I WILL RECOGNIZE COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

I HAVE SEEN THIS ITEM COME UP EVERY YEAR ON OUR AGENDA.

AND I ACTUALLY AGREE WITH VICE MAYOR BOLTON THAT PERHAPS JULY AND AUGUST OF THIS YEAR IS NOT THE RIGHT TIME TO TAKE THAT HIATUS.

MAYBE WE CHOOSE TO TAKE IT AT THE END OF THE YEAR, THANKSGIVING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS, BECAUSE WE NORMALLY CANCEL THOSE MEETINGS ANYWAY, BECAUSE THEY USUALLY FALL AT LEAST ONE OF THEM, POSSIBLY BOTH OF THEM DURING OUR OUR HOLIDAYS.

SO MAYBE FOR THIS YEAR WE DO TAKE THE HIATUS AT THE END OF THE YEAR AND CONTINUE TO DO THE BUSINESS OF THE CITY FOR JULY AND AUGUST.

AND THE SECTION REFERRED TO IN THE RESOLUTION, WHICH IS SECTION FOUR POINT ZERO SIX, IT'S IN THE CHARTER, NOT THE CODE IN SUBSECTION TWO.

SPECIFICALLY SAYS AS FOLLOWS MEETINGS, THE COMMISSION SHALL MEET REGULARLY AT LEAST TWICE A MONTH, EXCEPT DURING A FOUR CONSECUTIVE PERIOD TO BE DETERMINED BY THE CITY COMMISSION NO LATER THAN APRIL 15TH OF EACH YEAR AT SUCH TIMES AND PLACES AS THE COMMISSION MAY DECIDE. AND THEN IT GOES ON TO SAY, SPECIAL MEETINGS MAY BE HELD ON THE CALL OF THE MAYOR OR OF A MAJORITY OF THE MEMBERS UPON NO LESS THAN 12 HOURS NOTICE THAT EACH MEMBER IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY, THE MAYOR MAY CALL FOR IMMEDIATE MEETING OF THE COMMISSION.

THAT'S ALL OF SUBSECTION A, BUT THE SUBSTANCE WHICH IS REFERRED TO IN THE RESOLUTION PROVIDES FOR, AGAIN, A MEETING SHALL MEET REGULARLY AT LEAST TWICE A MONTH, AND WITH THE EXCEPTION IN THE CHARTER, THAT DURING A FOUR CONSECUTIVE WIN PERIOD TO BE DETERMINED BY THE CITY COMMISSION NO LATER THAN APRIL 15, IT IS PRECATORY, WHICH MEANS IT'S NOT A MANDATORY OBLIGATION ON THE COMMISSION AND IT'S A HIATUS OF MEETINGS, DOESN'T SPEAK ABOUT VACATIONS OR DEPARTURE FROM THE STATE OR CITY.

IT DOES TALK ABOUT MEETINGS SPECIFICALLY.

AND THAT'S WHAT IT REFERS TO IN SECTION FOUR POINT SIX AND FOUR POINT SIX.

BUT YOU SAID IT NEEDS TO BE DETERMINED NO LATER THAN APRIL.

SO WE PASSED THE DATE ALREADY.

KNOW WHAT IT SAYS IS.

TO BE DETERMINED BY THE CITY COMMISSION NO LATER THAN APRIL 15TH OF EACH YEAR OF SUCH TIMES AND PLACES, AS THE COMMISSION MAY DECIDE, SAYS THAT IN THE CHARTER, THE COMMISSION HAS TAKEN THAT LIBERALLY IN THE CONTEXT OF TIME.

AND I THINK THAT IN THE CONTEXT OF TIME, YOU HAVE TO MAKE THAT DECISION, INTERPRET THE CHARTER AS WHAT YOU THINK IS BEST.

I DON'T THINK YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHTS LEGALLY TO HAVING TO DO SO.

IT'S A QUESTION OF PRESENTATION AND A QUESTION OF TIMING.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

THAT WAS GOING TO BE ONE OF MY QUESTIONS TO SOUND THAT APRIL 15TH HAS ALREADY PASSED.

SO IS IT THAT WE WOULD BE TAKING THE VACATION TOO LATE THIS YEAR OR IS IT THAT YEAR MEANS FISCAL YEAR? COULD IT BE? INTERPRETED, INTERPRETED AS OF FISCAL YEAR.

I DO AGREE WITH COMMISSIONER FISHMAN THAT THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO TAKE A VACATION.

WE ARE JUST IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC AND WE REALLY HAVE TO BE AVAILABLE FOR OUR RESIDENTS. AND I UNDERSTAND THAT THAT COULD LOOK CEREMONIAL.

BUT JUST TAKING A VACATION AT THIS TIME AND SENDING THE WRONG MESSAGE, I WOULD SUPPORT SOME SORT OF A VACATION BECAUSE THE CHARTER ALLOWS IT.

BUT SOMETIME IN NOVEMBER, MAYBE NOVEMBER 11TH THROUGH TO DECEMBER 9TH.

PLOTKA. THANK YOU.

FIRST OF ALL, AS FAR AS VACATIONS, I'M NOT SURE WHERE THOSE PEOPLE CAN GO, BUT MY QUESTION WOULD BE TO CITY MANAGER, PLEASE.

I HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT DURING OUR SUMMER HIATUS, A LOT OF YOUR STAFF TOOK VACATION TIME AT THAT TIME BECAUSE WE WEREN'T HERE.

IT WAS A GOOD TIME FOR THEM TO GET AWAY.

WILL THAT IMPACT YOUR STAFF VACATION AT ALL? YES, MADAM MAYOR, IF I COULD RESPOND, COMMISSIONER POLACCO, YOU ARE CORRECT.

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A LOT OF THE STAFF TO PLAN VACATION AROUND YOUR HIATUS BECAUSE THERE'S NOT A YEAR, BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT COMMISSION MEETINGS FOR WHAT WOULD AMOUNT TO SIX, I THINK, SIX WEEKS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SUMMER. I THINK THAT'S THAT IS TRADITIONALLY WHY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, BROWARD COUNTY TAKE A HIATUS DURING THE SUMMER.

I CAN'T SPEAK TO HOW THE COMMISSION OR THE MAYOR SPEND THEIR TIME DURING THE DURING THE HIATUS. I KNOW THAT HISTORICALLY MOST OF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN GONE AND HISTORICALLY, MOST OF YOU HAVE WORKED. AND BUT, YEAH, I MEAN, PEOPLE PLAN THEIR VACATIONS, WHETHER YOU TAKE A HIATUS OR NOT.

THE STAFF IS STILL GOING TO TAKE VACATION.

I MEAN, IT'S SUMMER.

THEY'RE KIDS WHERE THEY NEED TO TAKE THEIR KIDS AND THEIR FAMILY.

CLEARLY, THIS YEAR IS UNIQUE.

I DON'T KNOW, YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW WHERE ANYBODY IS GOING TO GO YOU.

BUT AS I SAID, FOR THE FOR THE TIME THAT I'VE WORKED FOR THE CITY, THE THE COMMISSION HAS ALWAYS TAKEN THE LAST MEETING IN JULY, IN THE FIRST MEETING IN AUGUST AS A AS A SUMMER BREAK OF SORTS.

HOWEVER, THE CHARTER SAYS THAT IT'S TO BE DETERMINED BY YOU.

SO IT'S UP TO YOU.

THANK YOU, MICHAEL. YOU.

SO AT THIS CURRENT TIME, THE MOTION AND A SECOND ON AUTHORIZATION FOR IT IS AS IT STANDS.

THAT AMERICAN THE THAT THE MANAGER HAS OFFERED A CLARIFICATION ON THE RECORD WITH REGARD TO THE ACTUAL DATES, AND IT WOULD BE THE WISH OF THE MANAGER TO INSERT THAT INTO THE DOCUMENT AS A MATTER OF CLARIFICATION.

BUT THE SUBSTANCE OF THE DECISION IS STILL VESTED IN YOU, THE COMMISSIONER MAKING THE ULTIMATE DECISION. SO, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, DO I HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND ON THE FLOOR? IN MOTION TO MAKE A MOTION TO WAIT, WAIT, WAIT, WAIT.

I NEED YOU GUYS TO RAISE YOUR HAND BECAUSE I'VE GOT BOTH OF YOU SPEAKING AT THE SAME TIME AND IT'S A LITTLE BIT INAUDIBLE STAFF WOULD NOT TO YOUR HAND UP FIRST.

I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO AMEND THE DATE OF OUR VACATION FROM.

FROM BEING JULY 19TH TO AUGUST 16TH TO NOW BE NOVEMBER 11 THROUGH TO DECEMBER NINE, 20 TWENTY. SEEING THAT THE MOTION FAILS FOR LACK OF A SECOND, COMMISSIONER FRISHMAN, YOUR RECOGNIZED.

CAN YOU PLEASE? SORRY ABOUT THAT, IF I, TOO, SEEM TO FORGET THAT QUITE OFTEN, MR. MANAGER, I COULDN'T STICK SECOND TO THE VICE MAYOR'S DATES ONLY BECAUSE.

IF YOU'RE LOOKING AT DECEMBER.

DECEMBER. TWENTY THIRD.

NO, I'M SORRY, DECEMBER TWENTY NINTH.

UH. NORMALLY, WE HAVE TO CANCEL OUR LAST MEETING IN DECEMBER BECAUSE OF THE HOLIDAYS.

SO IF WE'RE GOING TO CANCEL THAT MEETING ANYWAY, WHY WOULD WE NOT INCLUDE IT IN OUR HIATUS? I'M GOING TO ASK A QUESTION TO THE CITY ATTORNEY. YES, MA'AM.

WHILE I HAVE FULL FAITH OF MY COLLEAGUES ON THE COMMISSION WINNING THEIR ELECTIONS, THE DECISIONS THAT ARE BEING MADE NOW WILL BE AFFECTING A POTENTIALLY DIFFERENT MISSION THAN IN THE PAST. YOU GO INTO THAT ISSUE WHEN YOU'VE BEEN LEGISLATING FUTURE CONFIDENCE IN MY AND WINNING THEIR ELECTION.

BUT ASK ANY LEGAL ISSUE TO PUSH THE DATES AFTER NOVEMBER OR NOVEMBER.

A RESPONDER, IF YOU ADOPT A RESOLUTION THIS EVENING WITH WHATEVER DATES THE COMMISSION AS A COLLEGIAL BODY DETERMINES THOSE DATES, THAT RESOLUTION IS SUBJECT TO BEING MODIFIED OR CHANGED BY ANY FUTURE COMMISSION SO THAT IF THERE WERE A RISK, THE GROUP OF PEOPLE IN

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NOVEMBER, THEORETICALLY, THE QUESTION YOU ASKED ME, THAT GROUP COULD CHANGE THE RESOLUTION. IT IS A DOCUMENT OF LIMITED DURATION UNDER CHAPTER 166.

IT IS A DOCUMENT WHICH YOU AS A COMMISSION OR SIMPLY USING ONLY IMPLEMENTATION TOOL AS A UTILITY AND IMPLEMENT THE CHARTER IF YOU SO CHOOSE, WHICH OF COURSE IS VOLUNTARY.

SO THE RESOLUTION CAN BE CHANGED BY FUTURE COMMISSION.

THE FIRST TIME THIS ITEM IS.

POSSIBLY BROUGHT UP AT ANOTHER MEETING BECAUSE WE ARE GOING TO MOVE ON SINCE THERE'S NO ADDITIONAL COMMENTS ON IT AND WE WILL MOVE ON TO OUR REGULAR AGENDA.

I WOULD LIKE TO FORMALLY TABLE THE ITEM.

MADAM MAYOR, IF IT PASSES ANOTHER ANOTHER COMMISSION MEETING, I HAVE TO FORMALLY TABLE SINCE WE DID NOT TAKE ACTION, ACTUALLY, WE DON'T HAVE TO.

WE CAN JUST LET THE ADAMSVILLE AND THE CITY MANAGER CAN BRING IT BACK UP.

THAT ANOTHER AGENDA WE NEVER WE NEVER CALLED THE RESOLUTION DID NOT FAIL.

I DID CALL FOR A MOTION AND DID NOT GET SECONDED.

THEREFORE, THAT MOTION FELT THERE WAS NO OTHER MOTION ON THE TABLE, ON THE FLOOR, AND THEREFORE THE ITEM LAPSES AND FELT AT THIS RATE, THAT ITEM IS PASSED.

AND EITHER WAY, THE SAME THING WILL WIND UP HAPPENING ON THE NEXT AGENDA IF HE WISHES TO DO SO AT THE TIME.

WE'RE MOVING ON TO OUR RIGHT. AND JUST TO BE CLEAR, WHEN YOU USE THE WORD PASS, IT'S NOT BEEN ADOPTED BY THE COMMISSION.

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN BY THE COMMISSION.

THANK YOU. THERE HAS BEEN NO VOTES.

LET'S BE VERY CLEAR. LET ME BE VERY CLEAR.

PASSED IN THE CONTEXT, IT WAS NOT ADOPTED FORMALLY, LEGALLY BY THE COMMISSION.

THE MATTER SIMPLY IS PUSHED TO THE SIDE AS A MATTER OF LAW, UNTIL SOMEONE COMES BACK UP, THE MANAGER PUTS IT BACK ON THE TABLE ON THE ON THE FLOOR FOR CONSIDERATION OR ON THE AGENDA. THAT RIGHT.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU, MR. RUSHMERE.

THANK YOU. WE ARE NOW AT NUMBER EIGHT AND WE ARE ONE THREE FOUR THREE EIGHT.

[a. TR13438 - Capital Improvement Refunding Revenue Note, Series 2020 (Taxable)]

PAVEL'S REFUND REVENUE YOU.

YES. THANK YOU.

AND I'M GOING TO ASK EVERYBODY TO REMOVE THEMSELVES TO SOME BACKGROUND NOISE FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT SPEAKING. THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

HEAR ME? YES.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? I'M HAVING TROUBLE HEARING SOME OF YOU, CAN YOU HEAR ME? I CAN HEAR YOU THERE.

YES. ALL RIGHT.

LET ME READ INTO THE RECORD, IF I CAN, MARY COMMISSION TO GET ONTO THE FLOOR.

THIS IS TEMPORARY RESOLUTION ONE THREE, FOUR, THREE EIGHT.

IT'S A RESOLUTION.

IT READS AS FOLLOWS FOR THE PUBLIC RECORD.

IT'S A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF ITS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT REFUNDING REVENUE NOTE SERIES.

TWENTY TWENTY TAXABLE IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF SIXTY MILLION SIX HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS AT ANY ONE TIME TO REFINANCE ALL OF ITS OUTSTANDING CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT REFUNDING REVENUE SERIES.

TWENTY SEVENTEEN TAXABLE.

MAKING CERTAIN FINDINGS AND PARAMOUNT PUBLIC PURPOSE, PROVIDING THAT THE SERIES TWENTY TWENTY NOTE SHALL BE A LIMITED OBLIGATION OF THE CITY PAYABLE TO LEGALLY AVAILABLE NON AD VALOREM REVENUE. BUDGET IS APPROPRIATED AND DEPOSITED AS PROVIDED FOR DURING THE FIGHTING FOR THE RIGHTS, SECURITIES AND REMEDIES FOR THE OWNER OF THE SERIES.

TWENTY TWENTY NOTE MAKING CERTAIN COVENANTS AND AGREEMENTS IN CONNECTION THERE WITH THE BODY TO SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR THE FACT THAT THAT'S ARE ONE THREE FOUR THREE EIGHT NOW ON THE FLOOR FOR DISCUSSION THERE IN COMMISSION.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

I NEED A MOTION IN SECOND MOTION TO APPROVE THE DISCUSSION ON THE TABLE FOR DISCUSSION ITEM, QUESTION, MOTION ON THE FLOOR.

THANK YOU FOR THE SECOND.

I NOW TURN IT OVER TO STAFF FOR PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU. I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY, MADAM MAYOR, THANK YOU.

WE HAVE CHRISTINE KAJU AND JEFF LARSEN, OUR FINANCIAL ADVISOR, WITH US THIS EVENING TO MAKE A BRIEF PRESENTATION ON THE REFINANCING.

ALL RIGHT, GOOD NIGHT, MAYOR MISSION.

MY NAME IS CHRISTINE, COULD USE INTERIM DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL SERVICES.

AND CAN YOU GO BACK ONE SLIDE? OK, SO NOW WE WANT TO PROVIDE YOU WITH SOME HISTORY AND DETAIL OF THE REVENUE BOND REFINANCE THAT IS BEFORE YOU FOR CONSIDERATION ON THE LINE IF YOU'RE THE MAIN PLAYERS IN THE BOND DEAL. OUR BOND COUNCIL, DWAYNE DRAPER AND OUR FINANCIAL ADVISOR JEFF LARSON,

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WILL BE ASSISTING WITH THIS PRESENTATION.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, MACUGEN.

OK, THANK YOU.

CHRISTINE NONOMIYA AND COMMISSION.

GOOD EVENING. GOOD TO SEE EVERYBODY.

IT'D BE A LOT MORE FUN IN PERSON, BUT WE'LL GET THERE AT SOME POINT.

THIS NOTE IS HAS SOME HISTORY TOO.

AND I'M GOING TO GO THROUGH THIS FAIRLY QUICKLY.

THIS IS TIED TO MY VILLAGE PROJECT.

WE STARTED IN 2008 WHEN THE CITY WAS SUDDENLY SOME OF THE LAND DOWN THERE.

AND SO WE HAD A NOT TO EXCEED 20 MILLION DOLLAR NOTE, WHICH THE COMMISSION AUTHORIZED.

IT INITIALLY WAS ONE PUT RFP WITH SUNTRUST BANK AND USED THE ACQUISITION TEMPLE SITE, THE CHEVRON SITE.

AND WE HAD INITIAL STRUCTURE WITH A FLOATING RATE INTEREST, WHICH WOULD BE INTEREST ONLY, AND THEN EVENTUALLY WOULD TERM OUT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. AND IN 2011, THE PROJECT CONTINUED.

WE WERE ALSO WORKING TO GET SOME MORE FLEXIBILITY WITH THE INTEREST ONLY PERIOD, SO IT MOVED THROUGH AN RFP TO OUR BANK, WHICH WAS THEN ACQUIRED BY PNC BANK A REFUNDED THE OLD NOTE. IT ALSO REIMBURSED THE CITY FOR SOME ADDITIONAL LAND ACQUISITIONS THAT HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION TOTALING SOME POINT ONE MILLION STILL KEPT THAT A FLOATING INTEREST RATE AND THE SAME TYPICAL STRUCTURE OF INTEREST ONLY FOR A PERIOD OF TIME, EVENTUALLY CONVERTING TO A TERM NOTE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

2013, WE WERE WORKING STILL WITH PNC BANK.

WE REFUNDED THE EXISTING FACILITY.

WE BOUGHT US A LITTLE BIT MORE TIME.

WE GOT A LITTLE BETTER INTEREST RATE OF ONE MONTH LOAN, PLUS ONE POINT ONE PERCENT AND INTEREST ONLY CONVERTED TO A TERM LOAN THROUGH TWO THOUSAND TWENTY THREE.

THESE EXTENSIONS KEPT BEING MADE AS THE PROJECT CONTINUED TO GIVE THE CITY SOME FLEXIBILITY. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

NOW WE GET TO A POINT WHERE THE LAND HAS BEEN ACQUIRED, IT WAS AMENDED AGAIN WITH PNC BANK, THE AMOUNT AT THIS POINT WITH STAFF WAS CEMENTED ITS 16 MILLION SIX HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND, WHICH IS THE AMOUNT OF THE MILK WE HAVE TODAY.

WE KEPT THE SAME INTEREST ONLY STRUCTURE FOR A PERIOD OF TIME.

BUT IN DEALING WITH PNC BANK, THEY REDUCED THE TERM PERIOD FROM SEVEN TO SEVEN YEARS TO FIVE YEARS, COMMENCING IN TWENTY SEVENTEEN.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

WHEN TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN CAME ALONG, WE WEREN'T HAPPY WITH THAT THE PROJECT WAS STILL CONTINUING, WE HAD CLAIM AND A GROUNDLESS EXECUTED.

SO WE WANTED TO MIRROR THIS FACILITY WITH THAT PROJECT AND WITH THAT DEVELOPER AND PARTNERSHIP FOR THE CITY.

WE KEPT THE NOTE STILL AT SIXTEEN POINT SIX MILLION IT WENT IN AND OUR OF THE TD BANK, WHICH IS THE CITY'S MAIN OPERATING BANK.

AND GIVEN ITS RATES THAT TIME, WE WE KNEW WE HAD THE AMOUNT SET AND WE WANTED TO PROTECT THE CITY WITH A FIXED INTEREST RATE FOR THE FIRST TIME AT THREE POINT SIXTY FOUR PERCENT.

A VERY NICE RATE.

IT'S A TAX BREAK, GIVES US THE ABILITY TO PAY IT OFF AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PENALTY.

AND IT'S A STRUCTURE WE'RE OPERATING UNDER TODAY, THREE YEARS INTEREST ONLY THROUGH TWENTY, TWENTY ONE.

AND THE ANNUAL COST OF INTEREST TO THAT IS AROUND SIX HUNDRED FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THAT THREE YEAR PERIOD. INITIALLY, I BELIEVE I'M TURNING IT BACK TO CHRISTINE NOW.

AND SO WITH THE INTEREST ON THE PERIOD ALMOST AT THE END, WE SAW AN OPPORTUNITY TO UTILIZE AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE CURRENT INTEREST RATE ENVIRONMENT TO REFINANCE THIS NOTE.

TD BACK WITH OUR CURRENT NOTE TO LEARN.

THE OPERATING BANK AGREED TO WORK WITH US.

WE WERE ABLE TO OBTAIN SUBSTANTIALLY THE SAME TERMS. NO PERMIT, NO PREPAYMENT PENALTY INTEREST, ONLY FOR THREE YEARS WITH A FIXED INTEREST RATE AT TWO POINT FIVE PERCENT, WHICH IS A DECREASE FROM THE THREE POINT SIXTY FOUR PERCENT. INTEREST COSTS WILL BE FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTY SEVEN THOUSAND AND FIFTY DOLLARS PER YEAR FOR THE FIRST THREE YEAR.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. SECURITY FOR THE NORTH IS STILL COVENANTAL, BUT IT'S INAPPROPRIATE FROM A LEGALLY AVAILABLE ABDULRAHIM REVENUE, THE BANK WILL HOLD ITS INTEREST RATE FOR US UNTIL TODAY'S HEARING WITH A CLOSING DATE OF JUNE 17TH.

AND AS WITH ANY REFINANCE, WE HAVE SEVENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS IN CLOSING COSTS TO THE PROFESSIONALS. WE PAID NO BANK FEES, SO WE ARE SAVING APPROXIMATELY ONE HUNDRED FORTY SEVEN THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY DOLLARS FOR A YEAR.

AND WITH A TWO YEAR EXTENSION ON THE INTEREST ON THE PERIOD, PRINCIPAL PAYMENTS ARE NOT DUE UNTIL OCTOBER ONE POINT TWENTY THREE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE NOTE US AS ALREADY MENTIONED, THE NOTE FINANCE ACCOMACK VILLAGE

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PROJECT. THE LAND WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE TAMRAT VILLAGE LAND TRUST IN 2013.

THE LAND TRUST CONTRACTED WITH JAKIM FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROPERTY IN 2015, UTILIZING A GROWING LEASE THAT REQUIRES THAT THE LAND BE SOLD AND THAT THE PROCEEDS TO BE TRANSFERRED TO THE CITY AT THE TIME THAT THE SALE OCCUR.

THE PROCEEDS WILL BE USED TO PAY OFF THIS NOTE ONCE THE SALE IS COMPLETE.

PRESENTLY, THE SALE PRICE FOR THE LAND IS EIGHTEEN POINT SIX MILLION DOLLARS NEXT.

SO HERE'S A PICTURE OF THE PROJECT THAT WAS TAKEN A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO.

THIS IS A VIEW FROM THE NORTH SIDE NEXT, I BELIEVE.

NEXT SLIDE. AND HERE'S A WIDER VIEW FROM ITSELF.

WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THE PROJECT AND WITH THAT, WE WILL TAKE ANY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE WORK.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC AT THIS TIME? NO, THANK YOU.

THE PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

YOU'RE GONNA SEE YOUR HAND RAISED.

YEAH, SO HOW MUCH MONEY ARE WE GOING TO BE SAVING FROM THIS REFINANCING? APPROXIMATELY ONE HUNDRED FORTY SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS PER YEAR BECAUSE OF THE REDUCTION IN INTEREST RATES. OK.

I MIGHT ADD TO CHRISTINE, THE EXPECTATION WE HAVE IS THAT THE THE SALE DATE WILL OCCUR PRIOR TO THE CONVERSION PRINCIPLE.

SO THAT'S WHY THE INTEREST ONLY PERIOD BEING EXTENDED TWO YEARS GIVES US SOME FLEXIBILITY. BUT IT'S OUR EXPECTATION AND I HAVE AN UPDATE BUT THAT THE GCC WILL BE BUYING THIS PROPERTY FROM THE LAND TRUST FROM THE CITY AND WE WILL USE THE PROCEEDS TO PAY OFF THE NOTE. THANK YOU, MR. GAGNON. AND OTHER QUESTIONS.

AT THIS TIME, THERE'S NO MORE QUESTIONS I WOULD LIKE TO PLACE TO PLACE THE WHOLE NIGHTMARE. FULTON.

YES, YES, YES.

FISHMAN, YES.

AND MAYOR GOMEZ. YES, THE MAYOR.

THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY, 5.0.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THIS TIME AROUND, CITY ONE THREE, FOUR TO SIX DENOUNCING WHITE

[b. TR13426 - Denouncing White Supremacy]

SUPREMACY. CITY ATTORNEY, PLEASE DO THE TITLE FOR THE RECORD.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. AND COMMISSION ON THE ITEM.

ITEM EIGHT, THE REFERENCING OUTSTANDING WHITE SUPREMACY, ITS TEMPORARY RESOLUTION NUMBER ONE, THREE, FOUR TO SIX.

IT READS AS FOLLOWS WITH THE PUBLIC RECORD.

THE RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSIONER OF THE CITY OF TAMARACK, FLORIDA, CONDEMNING AND DENOUNCING WHITE SUPREMACY, BIAS AND HATE AND ALL OF ITS FORMS, COMMITTING TO ENSURING CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS ARE AFFORDED TO ALL INDIVIDUALS IN THE CITY OF TAMARACK AND REAFFIRMING TAMIRA COMMITMENT TO PEACE, RESPECT, EXCLUSIVITY AND EQUITY FOR ALL, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT, PROVIDING FOR SURVIVABILITY, AND FINALLY PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. IT'S NOW ON THE FLOOR FOR CONSIDERATION AS TO YOUR ONE, THREE, FOUR TO SIX AS READ. THANK YOU AMERICA FOR APPROVAL TO APPROVE THE ITEM ON THE TABLE FOR DISCUSSION. THE THAT HAS BEEN BY COMMISSIONER GEHLEN AND SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER FISHMAN FOR APPROVAL.

CITY CLERK, ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC? NOT AT THIS TIME, METAMORA.

THEY DO THAT PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

AND I RECOGNIZE COMMISSIONER FISCHMAN.

THANK YOU, I NEEDED TO MAKE SURE I WAS AWESOME, I THOUGHT I WAS NOT MUTED IN PREPARATION FOR THIS EVENING'S MEETING.

I KNOW THAT THE COMMISSION WAS SENT A COPY OF TWO RESOLUTIONS, THE ORIGINAL RESOLUTION OFFERED BY COMMISSIONER GELLIN AND THE CITY ATTORNEY AND ONE THAT I DID, WHICH CONSISTS THE MAJORITY OF THE ORIGINAL RESOLUTION OVER THIS WEEKEND.

I WENT BACK AND LOOKED AT THE RESOLUTION THAT I HAD SUBMITTED.

I NUMBERED THE ORIGINAL RESOLUTION SUBMITTED BY COMMISSIONER GELLIN AND THE CITY ATTORNEY TO A NUMBER OF EACH OF THE PARAGRAPHS.

AND WHAT I DID WITH WHAT I SUBMITTED ON MONDAY TO THE CITY MANAGER WAS TRY TO CLARIFY THE CHANGES THAT I HAD MADE TO THE ORIGINAL PROPOSED RESOLUTION, WHICH IS PROBABLY A MORE

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CONFUSING EXPLANATION OF WHAT I TRIED TO DO THAN NEED TO BE DONE.

BUT I WANTED TO SHOW THE CHANGES THAT I HAD MADE TO THE ORIGINAL RESOLUTION OF I'M A FIRM BELIEVER AND IF YOU'RE GOING TO CONDEMN SOMETHING, YOU NEED TO KNOW WHAT YOU'RE CONDEMNING. AND BECAUSE OF THAT BELIEF, I INCLUDED AS THE FIRST PARAGRAPH, A DEFINITION OF WHITE SUPREMACY.

I READ. DID I REORDER THE PARAGRAPHS TO MAKE IT FLOW EASIER, IN MY OPINION, WHAT YOU HAVE BEFORE YOU OR WHAT WAS SAID TO BE A MALE? IS THE CHANGES I MADE AND WHEN I ORIGINALLY DID MY PROPOSED RESOLUTION, I LEFT, I INADVERTENTLY LEFT OUT TWO PARAGRAPHS AND THIS RESOLUTION INCLUDES THOSE TWO PARAGRAPHS.

THAT IS MY COMMENT.

OK, WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOUR.

I WOULD MOVE THAT MY THE RESOLUTION SENT TO THE CITY COMMISSION WITH THE CHANGES VISIBLE BEING SUBSTITUTED FOR THE ONE THAT IS CURRENTLY ON THE AGENDA.

SO YOU'RE ASKING FOR AN AMENDMENT TO THE MOTION.

AMENDMENT TO THE.

AND CAN I THINK THAT THE COMMISSIONER, IF I'M HEARING IT CORRECTLY, THAT THE COMMISSIONER IS TRYING TO OFFER AN AMENDMENT TO THE PROPOSED RESOLUTION, THE BLACK LINE OFFERING, IN THE END, TWO OF THE WHEREAS PARAGRAPHS WHICH WERE SUPPORTED BY THE MANAGER, SO ACCEPTING THE DOCUMENT AS PROPOSED BY COMMISSIONER GALAM WITH CHANGES YOU PROPOSED IN THE BLACK LINE, THAT WOULD THAT WOULD RESULT IN A MOTION TO AMEND THE PROPOSAL TO INCLUDE THOSE PROVISIONS IN THE SECOND TO CARRY ON THAT AMENDMENT.

MR. PARKER HAS HER HAND UP.

SORRY, I THOUGHT I WAS HITTING THAT EARLIER, BUT I WAS HITTING MY MICROPHONE INSTEAD, BUT IF I RECALL CORRECTLY, TWO MEETINGS TO GO WHEN THIS WAS BROUGHT FORWARD, THERE WAS DISCUSSION ABOUT SOME OF THE VERBIAGE IN HERE TALKING ABOUT THE PRESIDENTIAL ADMINISTRATION. AND I THOUGHT WE HAD TALKED ABOUT MAYBE WE DO NOT WANT TO MAKE IT POLITICALLY. I THINK YOU HEARD FROM THE MAIN OBJECT OF THIS.

SO I THOUGHT THAT HAD BEEN A DISCUSSION TO ISD.

AND AS I LOOKED AT COMMISSIONER FISHERMANS, IT APPEARS TO BE ALMOST EXACTLY THE SAME.

I DON'T SEE ANYTHING IN HERE THAT'S POLITICAL.

MISSING ANYTHING ELSE TO YOU? I THINK YOU REWORDED SOME OF IT.

BUT THE GIST OF IT APPEARS TO BE THE SAME TO ME.

SO IF I'M MISSING SOMETHING, THEN I'D LIKE TO KNOW.

PLEASE RESPOND. YES, IT WAS MY INTENTION.

AND WHAT I DID WAS I DID REMOVE THE FROM THE ORIGINAL RESOLUTION.

I DID REMOVE ANY POLITICAL SPEAK AND INCLUDED, AS I SAID IN MY FIRST PARAGRAPH OF MY PROPOSED RESOLUTION, A DEFINITION OF WHITE SUPREMACY.

BECAUSE A LOT OF TIMES WHEN WE'RE SPEAKING ABOUT RACE, WHITE SUPREMACY, THINGS THAT WE THINK WE KNOW WHAT THE DEFINITION IS, WE HAVE DIFFERENT DEFINITIONS IN OUR OWN MIND THAN PERHAPS OTHERS WOULD.

SO I THOUGHT WE SHOULD SPELL IT OUT.

YOU'RE ON MUTE, SO.

THANK YOU. I, I THOUGHT THAT WAS WHAT I WAS READING, BUT IT'S DIFFICULT TO GO BACK AND FORTH THIS WAY. OK, THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

AND IF I COULD CLARIFY ON THE RESOLUTION THAT I SENT ON MONDAY, WHAT I TRIED TO DO WAS ANY NEW LANGUAGE IS UNDERLINED.

QUOTE, THE NUMBERS OF THE PARAGRAPHS ARE THE NUMBERS FROM THE ORIGINAL PROPOSED

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RESOLUTION. I GOT THAT.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU KNOW.

YEAH, I DON'T I DON'T AGREE WITH THE CHANGES SUGGESTED BY MY FELLOW COMMISSIONER THAT THE IMPETUS FOR ME INTRODUCING THIS RESOLUTION WAS THE PRESIDENT, AS I STATED EARLIER, HE'S A RACIST AND HE'S PROVEN IT TIME AND TIME AGAIN.

NUMBER ONE, HE CALLED MEXICANS RAPISTS AND KILLERS.

AT A RECENT PRESS INTERVIEW, HE WAS SPEAKING TO A CHINESE LADY AND TOLD HER TO GO BACK TO CHINA TO ASK THE PRESIDENT A QUESTION WHEN THERE WAS A BLACK WOMAN AT A REPORTER ASKING A QUESTION ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT HE INTENDS TO ENGAGE WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS, HE SAID, WHY DON'T YOU SET IT UP? YOU SAW THE TWO IMAGES IN THE SLIDES WHERE HE JUDGES PEOPLE WHO ARE DOING THE SAME ACTIONS BASED ON ON THEIR RACE.

SO HE'S HE'S OUTLINED AND HE'S BEING CLEAR ABOUT HIS POSITION.

IN FACT, DURING THE CHARLOTTES BIRD PROTEST, WHEN YOU HAD A BUNCH OF WHITE COLLEGE STUDENTS CHANTING, JEWS WILL NOT REPLACE US, HE SAID THOSE ARE VERY FINE PEOPLE.

SO THIS IS WHO HE IS, IS HIS CHARACTER.

AND THIS IS WHAT DROVE ME TO MAKE THIS DECISION.

THIS IS NOT ABOUT POLITICS.

THIS IS ABOUT DENOUNCING AN IDEOLOGY THAT IS BEING LED AND INFLUENCED BY THE PRESIDENT.

SO I'M IN FAVOR OF KEEPING THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE AS DRAFTED BY THE CITY ATTORNEY.

AND THAT'S MY POSITION. THANK YOU.

SO I'LL MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE DOLL THAT I WAS TRYING TO RAISE HIS HAND SO YOU'D RECOGNIZE. THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

IT IS HARD TO ACCEPT, COMMISSIONER, GOVERNANCE AND WITH US THAT THIS IS BASED ON THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, PEOPLE ALL OVER OUR COUNTRY SAY SAY HORRIBLE THINGS.

AND IT IS NOT JUST ONE PERSON WHO HAVE THESE WORDS.

YET THE PRESIDENT HAD SAID HAVE SAID THINGS THAT I DO NOT LIKE.

AND SO OTHER PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY, INCLUDING CANADA'S OEM'S, THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN WHO IS A CONSERVATIVE.

SO ALTHOUGH I SUPPORT DENOUNCING OUR WHITE SUPREMACY IN OUR CITY, I JUST CANNOT SUPPORT IT BASED ON PARTIZAN BELIEFS.

THERE ARE PLACES AND THE RESOLUTION PRESENTED BY COMMISSIONER FISHMAN THAT THAT I LIKE AND THERE ARE OBVIOUSLY CHANGES MADE THAT I BUT I DO NOT LIKE.

BOTH BOTH RESOLUTIONS BROUGHT FORWARD ARE ARE WELL WRITTEN, THERE ARE THINGS THAT I DON'T LIKE AND BOTH OF THEM.

AND SO. YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY, I LIKE COMMISSIONER GEHLEN AS A PERSON, AND I BELIEVE THAT HE IS INTELLIGENT AND SMART, THE SECOND SMARTEST ONE OF THE DAYS, YOU KNOW, BUT I JUST CAN'T SUPPORT THE REASON BEHIND THE RESOLUTION, NOT WHEN WE AS COMMISSIONERS REPRESENT EVERYONE IN OUR CITY. I CAN'T SEND THE MESSAGE THAT ALL REPUBLICANS ARE CRAZY AND RACISTS AND RACIST, I.

I CAN'T IN GOOD CONSCIENCE DO THAT.

YES, WE LIVE IN A TIME, RIGHT, AND WE LIVE IN A BROAD THAT IS MAJORITY DEMOCRATS.

SO TO SAY THINGS THAT ARE THAT IS DEMOCRATS BEING TOO POPULAR.

I AM A DEMOCRAT.

I DON'T LIKE THE PRESIDENT'S LEADERSHIP STYLE.

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I DON'T LIKE A LOT OF THINGS THAT HE SAID I LIKE ABOUT CHURCHES, BUT I DON'T LIKE WHAT HE SAYS ABOUT AFRICAN AMERICANS AND MEXICANS AND THAT SORT OF STUFF. SO SO I JUST CAN'T SUPPORT ANY OF THE DRAFTS.

SO MY RECOMMENDATION IS THAT, YOU KNOW, WE.

IN OUR CONCEPT, ADOPTED AS OUR.

PERSONAL EXPERTS PUT IT ON YOUR WALL, PUT IT ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE, SEND IT OUT TO THE RESIDENTS. THIS IS WHAT I SUPPORT.

I THINK THAT YOUR SEVERAL MEETINGS, MEETINGS AFTER MEETINGS DISCUSSING THIS, AND NOBODY WANTS TO TABLE IT FOREVER BECAUSE THEY THINK THAT IT'S OK.

IT'S NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT TO DO.

NOBODY WANTS TO SAY, OK, LET'S JUST FORGET ABOUT IT, BECAUSE NOBODY WANTS TO BE SOMEBODY AS SOMEBODY WHO DID NOT SUPPORT DENOUNCING THE WHITE SUPREMACY OF COME ON, I'M A HANDSOME BLACK MAN WITH A BEAUTIFUL BLACK WIFE AND A FIVE YEAR OLD IS A HANDSOME BLACK BOY. I AM JUST RAVISHING IN MY SKIN COLOR.

I LOVE MYSELF AND THERE IS NO ONE THAT COULD LET ME HATE MYSELF EVER AT ANY POINT IN MY LIFE. I LOVE THE RESIDENTS OF HOW WHITES AND BLACKS AND HISPANICS AND EVERYONE.

I LOVE JEWS AND MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS AND THE LIST GOES ON.

BUT THIS RESOLUTION, I FEEL LIKE IT'S BECOMING DIVISIVE AND IT'S NOT WHAT IT WAS INTENDED TO DO IN THE BEGINNING.

IT'S JUST IT'S NOT HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

AND AND COMMISSIONER GELLIN HAS GREAT IDEAS.

HE IS AMAZING.

AND HIS WIFE TO US IS JUST ABSOLUTELY SMART AND HAS A GENIUS MIND.

BUT I JUST CANNOT SUPPORT THE IMPETUS IS NOT WHY I WAS ELECTED.

I WAS ELECTED TO REPRESENT ALL PEOPLE AND I WANT TO GOVERN MY COUNTRY AND NOT BE DRIVEN BY WHAT OF THE LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD SAYS.

I WILL NOT BE BROUGHT IN ON A DAILY BASIS.

SO I MAKE A MOTION TO TABLE THIS ITEM AND NOT BRING IT UP FOR THE NEXT SIX MONTHS IN THE SPIRIT OF COURAGE, RESPECT THAT YOU HAVE YOUR HANDS IN AND HAVE A SECOND SECOND.

SO I ACTUALLY THE SECOND MOST THE MOTION TO TABLE THAT CONVERSATION FOR SIX STATES THAT RECOGNIZE ME.

YES. MY ALIGNMENT IN THE MATTER THAT AMERICAN ISSUE IS NOT DEBATABLE.

IT HAS TO BE VOTED UPON THAT AMERICAN MISSION, FIND ITS POLITICS AND CORRECT ME IF I'M CERTAIN FOR THIS ITEM TO BE BROUGHT BACK MODEL.

COMMISSIONER, LIKE YOURSELF, POLICE COMMISSIONER.

NO, NO, THEY'RE BOTH IN YES, SURE, PLECO.

YES, COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

YES, THEY ARE CORONADO.

MR. GOMEZ, I SAID, YES, OK, THE MOTION PASSED FOUR TO ONE.

[02:20:06]

YOU HAVE TO SAY SOMETHING.

YES, I JUST LIKE TO SAY, YOU KNOW, THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT WE ARE GOING TO FORGET ABOUT, BUT IF WE'RE GOING TO DO IT, LET'S DO IT RIGHT AND LET'S DO IT AS A COLLEGIATE BODY. SO COMMISSIONER GALLAND HAS ONE WAY TO DO IT.

AND COMMISSIONER FISHMAN HAS ANOTHER AND BOLTON HERE THAT WE NEED TO FIND A WAY THAT ALL OF US BUY INTO THIS.

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO HERE.

WE'RE TRYING TO HEAL THIS COMMUNITY.

AND THIS WOULD BE A GOOD START.

THAT'S MY ONLY COMMENT.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

AND I APPRECIATE THAT. AND ACTUALLY, IF I MAY, I WOULD LIKE AS A COMMISSION, IF WE WOULD EACH. THEN COMMENTS TO THE CITY ATTORNEY FOR PROCESSING, SO WHEN THIS DOES COME BACK AROUND, YOU MAYBE HAVE IT DRAFTED IN A MANNER FOR EACH OF US TO BE COMFORTABLE AND BE ABLE TO GET OVER WITH A SET OF ITEMS THAT AGREE UPON, BECAUSE FUNDAMENTALLY, WE AGREE ON THIS. WE JUST DON'T AGREE TO THE POLICY BEING PUT IN THIS ITEM.

THAT'S WHAT I'VE UNDERSTOOD THE PAST SEVERAL TIMES, THAT WE'VE SPOKEN ABOUT THIS MATTER SO THAT MOVING RIGHT ALONG NOW, WE ARE GOING TO PUT OUR TEAM A.

[a. Protected Hairstyles]

PROTECTED HAIRSTYLES.

THIS DISCUSSION WAS REQUESTED BY COMMISSIONER FISHMAN RELATING TO CHANGING THE DEFINITION OF TECHNOLOGY. SO THANK YOU, LEVANTE, YOU HAVE MY PRESENTATION. OK, SO THE CROWN ACT OR CREATING A RESPECTFUL AND OPEN WORLD FOR NATURAL HAIR ACT IS A NATIONWIDE MOVEMENT PUT INTO STATE TO PUT INTO STATE, COUNTY AND LOCAL LAWS PROTECTIONS FOR HAIRSTYLES.

IF YOU COULD GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, AND CLICK ON THE YOUTUBE VIDEO.

FOR SOMEONE TO DECIDE THAT WE CAN'T BRING OUR DRUGS ARE LOCKS, OUR BRAINS ARE NATURAL HAIRSTYLES IN THE WORKPLACE.

SOMEONE TO DECIDE THAT WE CAN'T BRING OUR DRUGS ARE LOCKED, OUR BRAINS, OUR NATURAL ALLIES OF THE WORLD WITHOUT UNACCEPTABLE.

IN 2013, WITH THE SUPPORT OF DOUG, WE HAD A CALL TO ACTION TO CHANGE THAT.

HERE, DISCRIMINATION IS A PART OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION, A PART OF GENDER DISCRIMINATION THAT BLACK WOMEN DEAL WITH EVERY SINGLE DAY.

IT'S SO IMPORTANT THAT WE ARE WORKING TOGETHER IN ORDER.

SHOULD WE NOT GET THE VIDEO OF IT? THE SUN GOES THROUGH THE STREAMING SYSTEM, BUT IT DOESN'T GET TO YOU TO UNDERSTAND, OK, IF YOU COULD PUT THE SLIDE BACK UP TO.

IT'S LIKE IT'S LIKE, YES, OK, SO THIS GIVES YOU SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THE CROWN ACT AND THE CROWN COALITION WAS FOUNDED IN JANUARY OF NINETEEN TWENTY NINETEEN.

AND IT'S BEEN THIS ACT HAS BEEN PASSED IN SEVERAL STATES, INCLUDING NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY AND CALIFORNIA.

THERE WAS A BILL INTRODUCED THIS LEGISLATIVE SESSION, SENATE BILL FIVE SIXTY SIX AND HOUSE BILL SEVEN.

SIXTY ONE.

UNFORTUNATELY, THE HOUSE NEVER HEARD WAS NEVER HEARD IN ANY COMMITTEE.

AND IN THE SENATE, IT ONLY PASSED ONE OF THE COMMITTEES.

ONE OF THE GOALS OF THE CROWN ACT IS TO MEET WITH LOCAL AND COUNTY OFFICIALS TO ADDRESS THEIR POLICIES AND H.R.

POLICIES. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS SOME OF THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE SUPPORTING THE CROWN ACT IN THE PASSAGE OF IT.

THERE'S A FULL LIST ON CROWN BACKED DOT COM.

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YOU CAN SEE THE FULL LIST OF THE NATIONAL AND LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS ARE SOME OF THE ARTICLES REGARDING THE CROWN ACT AND THE NEED FOR IT, THIS WOULD PROTECT NATURAL AND TEXTURED HAIR AND HAIRSTYLES, INCLUDING CORNROWS, DREADS, DREADLOCKS AND AFROS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE HUMAN RIGHTS BOARD, OF WHICH I AM THE VICE CHAIR, HEARD THIS ISSUE AT OUR MAY 11 AND I REQUESTED THE CITY MANAGER TO PUT THIS AS A DISCUSSION ITEM BY EMAIL ON MAY 14TH.

I BELIEVE THAT HERE IN TAMARAC WE ARE FORTUNATE OUR CURRENT CITY MANAGER AND THE EXECUTIVE TEAM, ALONG WITH THE COMMISSION, ARE CONSCIOUS OF THE FACT THAT A PERSON SHOULD NOT BE JUDGED BY THEIR NATURAL HAIR OR HAIRSTYLE AND THAT THESE DO NOT AFFECT THEIR ABILITY TO DO A JOB.

AND WHILE THIS MAY NOT BE AN ISSUE CURRENTLY, I ALSO BELIEVE THAT TAKING THIS PROACTIVE STEP TO INCLUDE IT IN OUR H.R.

POLICIES WOULD PROTECT OUR EMPLOYEES FROM POSSIBLE FUTURE DISCRIMINATION.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS A COPY OF THE FIRST PAGE OF OUR H.R.

POLICY, AND I AGAIN INCLUDED THE LANGUAGE UNDERLINED THAT WOULD PROTECT OUR EMPLOYEES. OBVIOUSLY, I BOW TO THE CITY ATTORNEY TO ENSURE THAT I'VE DONE SOMETHING THAT IS IS CORRECT AND LEGAL AS FAR AS THE PLACEMENT AND THE LANGUAGE ITSELF.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

I'LL JUST FOLLOW UP WITH A COUPLE OF THINGS, DISCRIMINATION BASED ON A PERSON'S NATURAL OR HER NATURAL HAIR OR HAIRSTYLE IS RACE DISCRIMINATION.

THAT IS WHY I'M ASKING FOR A HAIR TEXTURE TYPE AND STYLE TO BE INCLUDED IN THE CITY'S DEFINITION OF RACE IN THE PERSONNEL MANUAL.

FURTHER, IN RESEARCHING THIS ISSUE.

I LOOKED AT OUR CITY CODE AND SEARCHED FOR THREE TERMS GENDER, RACE AND DISCRIMINATION.

HERE'S WHAT I FOUND UNDER GENDER.

WHILE THERE IS NO DEFINITION OF GENDER IN THE CODE, SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE CODE HAVE WORDING TO THE EFFECT THAT A WORD IMPORTING THE MASCULINE GENDER ONLY SHALL EXTEND AND BE APPLIED TO FEMALES IN TERMS THAT MEANS ANYWHERE IN OUR CODE WHERE IT SAYS HE, IT ALSO MEANS SHE. UNDER DISCRIMINATION, THERE IS A REFERENCE NOT THERE IS REFERENCE TO NOT DISCRIMINATING AGAINST PEOPLE BASED ON RACE, AGE, CREED, RELIGION OR COLOR AS IT PERTAINS TO FRANCHISE CABLE TV CONTRACTS.

BUT THE TERMS ARE LACKING CLEAR MEANING.

UNDER RACE, AS I JUST SAID, IT ONLY COMES UP UNDER SECTION FIVE POINT FIVE, DASH FORTY ONE ARTICLE TO FRANCHISE REQUIREMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

I WOULD LIKE OUR COMMISSION TO DISCUSS AT A FUTURE WORKSHOP, INCLUDING A HUMAN RIGHTS SECTION AND OUR CODE TO INCLUDE, AMONG OTHER THINGS, CHANGING THE KEY PRONOUNS TO SOMETHING GENDER NEUTRAL, INCLUDING DEFINITIONS FOR RACE, COLOR, SEX, GENETIC INFORMATION, RELIGION, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, MARITAL STATUS, POLITICAL AFFILIATION AND SO FORTH. THE DATE THE DEFINITION FOR RACE SHOULD INCLUDE PROTECTED HAIRSTYLES AND NATURAL HAIR, AND THE DEFINITION OF SEX SHOULD INCLUDE PREGNANCY, GENDER IDENTITY AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION ONCE DEFINED.

I WOULD LIKE TO CODIFY THE NONDISCRIMINATION PROTECTIONS THAT ARE INCLUDED IN OUR PERSONNEL MANUAL.

THIS WOULD COVER ALL OF OUR CITY PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR RESIDENTS WITH THE SAME PROTECTIONS WE WOULD HAVE FOR OUR EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING THIS PROVISION, INCLUDING PROVISIONS REQUIRING OUR CONTRACTORS TO ABIDE BY THE SAME NONDISCRIMINATION GUIDELINES THAT WE WOULD HAVE CODIFIED.

I AM READY FOR ANY QUESTIONS, I HOPE.

AT. SO.

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I WILL SAY THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THIS FORWARD IF YOU WISH TO MAKE A MOTION.

I MAKE I MAKE A MOTION THAT WE ASK THE CITY ATTORNEY TO PROVIDE US WITH LANGUAGE FOR THE HUMAN OR FOR THE H.R.

MANUAL THAT INCLUDES HAIR TEXTURE, HAIRSTYLES AS A PROTECTED PART OF RACE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SHARING YOUR HANDS, WRITES EUROPEANISTS.

THIS COMMUTE.

I'M SORRY, MADAM MAYOR, I WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS THIS ITEM WHEN WE ARE BACK IN A MORE PERSONABLE MEETING.

AND HAVE WORKSHOPS WHERE WE CAN TALK ABOUT IT SOME MORE.

I BELIEVE THAT IT IS A VERY IMPORTANT SUBJECT AND IT IS ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL OF COMMISSIONER FISHERMEN TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE SO MANY POINTS THAT I WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO.

AND I JUST I'M NOT ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE TO IT SOME.

AND SO I WOULD LIKE TO WORKSHOP WHEN WE ARE BACK TOGETHER ABOUT THE THINGS THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO ALL PUT TOGETHER AND THEN AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME, THE CITY ATTORNEY, I THINK THAT TIME WOULD BE MORE APPROPRIATE.

IS THAT A MOTION TO TABLE VICE MAYOR? MOTION TO TABLE ZERO SECOND.

LADIES, GENTLEMEN, I DON'T HAVE A SECOND FOR FISHMAN AND I DON'T HAVE A SECOND FOR THE VICE MAYOR LISTEN TO TABLE AT THIS TIME, THIS CONVERSATION.

IS COMPLETE. AND I'M GOING TO CALL A 15 MINUTE RECESS.

IT IS 14 MINUTE RECESS.

FORTY SIX WILL BE BACK HERE AT 10:00 WHEN WE THE.

ACTUALLY. I ARE WE ALL HERE FOR YOU AT THIS TIME, THIS IS 13 BILLION.

[b. Discussion of community-involved solidarity efforts against racial injustice requested by Mayor Michelle J. Gomez.]

THIS IS AN ITEM THAT I ASKED TO BE ON TONIGHT'S AGENDA, IT IS THE DISCUSSION OF.

COMMUNITY INVOLVED SOLIDARITY EFFORTS AGAINST RACIAL INJUSTICE.

WE LIVE IN A WONDERFUL CITY.

WE ARE A MAJORITY MINORITY COMMUNITY AND WE HAVE DONE GREAT THINGS IN OUR CITY TO CELEBRATE OUR CULTURAL UNIQUENESS.

AND WITH THAT SAID, WE CAN ALWAYS DO BETTER.

A LITTLE EARLIER THIS EVENING, THE COMMISSION WAS EMAILING THE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES MUNICIPAL ACTION GUIDE, ADVANCING RACIAL EQUITY IN YOUR CITY AND HARD COPIES WERE LEFT IN YOUR OFFICE. THE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES RACE, EQUITY AND LEADERSHIP, ALSO KNOWN AS REAL, THE INITIATIVE SERVES TO STRENGTHEN LOCAL LEADERS KNOWLEDGE AND CAPACITY TO ELIMINATE RACIAL DISPARITIES, HEAL RACIAL DIVISIONS AND BUILD A MORE EQUITABLE COMMUNITY.

IF NOT ALREADY DONE SO, I WOULD APPRECIATE THE COMMISSION REVIEWING THIS GUIDE AND AGREE TO COMMIT TO IMPROVING RACIAL EQUITY IN OUR CITY.

THE DEATH OF JORGE FLOYD, BRIANNA TAYLOR, MICHAEL BROWN, TAMIR RICE AND OTHERS ARE NOT JUST THE ADVOCACY OF CHANGE IN POLICE POLICIES, BUT FOR RACIAL EQUITY AND OTHER IMPORTANT AREAS SUCH AS EDUCATION, HOUSING, HEALTH CARE AND TRANSPORTATION.

YEARS AGO, OUR CITY, AMONG OTHER ITEMS, PUT POLICIES INTO PLACE THAT MANDATES.

THAT EVERY EMPLOYEE ATTENDS CULTURAL COMPETENCY TRAINING AND BAN THE BOX HIRING APPLICATIONS. BEFORE THE COVID-19 SHUT DOWN, OUR CITY STAFF WAS WORKING ON FINALIZING THE ENLARGEMENT OF OUR MULTICULTURAL SUBCOMMITTEE TO BE A STANDALONE MULTICULTURAL COUNCIL.

AGAIN, WE WERE WORKING FOR A BETTER COMMUNITY AND CAN ALWAYS DO BETTER.

THE OTHER DOCUMENT THAT WAS EMAILED TO THE COMMISSION AND HARD COPIES LEFT IN YOUR OFFICES IS THE FACT SHEET JUSTICE AND POLICING ACT OF 20 20.

AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, I WAS ON A CONFERENCE CALL YESTERDAY, ZOOME CALL WITH CONGRESSMAN HAKEEM JEFFRIES, NEW YORK, AND CONGRESSMAN DEUTSCH FROM FLORIDA, WHERE THEY DISCUSSED THE PROPOSED ACTS AND LET THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS WORKING ON POLICIES TO DETERMINE THE

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RIGHT INVESTMENT IN PUBLIC SAFETY AND TRAINING, HOUSING, HEALTH CARE, EDUCATION AND TRANSPORTATION. CLOSER TO HOME, RBA SHERIFF TONY SENT OUT A MESSAGE YESTERDAY SHOWING THAT BROWARD SHERIFF'S OFFICE POLICIES ARE IN LINE WITH HATE OR HASHTAG BAIT.

WE CAN'T WAIT.

SHERIFF TONY WILL BE AT OUR WEDNESDAY, JUNE TWENTY FOURTH MEETING, OUR NINE 30 AM MEETING TO ADDRESS OUR COMMISSION AND THERE IS A TOWN HALL MEETING BEING SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, TUESDAY, JUNE, JULY 7TH, EXCUSE ME, TUESDAY, JULY SEVEN, THE VIRTUAL MEDIUM PLATFORM.

AND THE TIME IS STILL BEING COORDINATED AND WE WILL DISSEMINATE AS SOON AS IT IS AVAILABLE. SO I HAVE MADE MY COMMENTS ON MY VERSION OF SOCIAL MEDIA.

I AM NOT PROLIFIC, AS EVERYBODY KNOWS, AND AS WITH THE COMMISSION THAT IS UNDER THE SUNSHINE, THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS THAT I CAN DO.

BECAUSE I NEED TO TALK TO MY COMMISSION AND I HAVE FELT THAT THERE NEEDS TO BE SOMETHING FROM THIS COMMISSION UNIFIED AS ONE, NOT JUST THE MAYOR, NOT JUST THE VICE MAYOR, NOT JUST COMMISSIONERS, UNIFIED AS ONE.

SO WHAT I WOULD LIKE FROM THIS COMMISSION IS CONFIRMATION THAT WE WILL CONTINUE TO COMMIT TO IMPROVING RACIAL EQUALITY IN OUR CITY USING THE GUIDELINES PROVIDED.

I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A LETTER DRAFTED TO OUR CITY THROUGH THE CITY MANAGER OF STAFF FOR OUR REVIEW AND APPROVAL, REITERATING HIS COMMITMENT TO OUR CITY.

IT COULD BE DISSEMINATED THROUGH EITHER THE MAIL, THE PROGRAM.

I'M NOT REALLY SURE OF THE TIMING FOR THE NEXT ISSUE.

AND DO THIS STILL BE A PANDEMIC? I KNOW WE CANNOT COORDINATE A LARGE SCALE EVENT ON CITY PROPERTY, SO THEREFORE I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE AS ORGANIZE A MOMENT OF SILENCE AS A COMMUNITY TO BE SCHEDULED FOR SOME POINT IN TIME WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO FOR EVERYONE TO JUST STEP OUTSIDE THEIR DOORS, NOON, IF POSSIBLE, AND REFLECT FOR A MOMENT, REFLECT ABOUT THE PAIN, TAKE A DEEP BREATH, AND THEN INDIVIDUALLY COMMIT FOR EACH OF US TO DO OUR PART TO ADVANCE RACIAL EQUALITY AND JUSTICE, MAKING THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE FOR EVERYONE SO THAT.

I APPRECIATE YOUR MY THOUGHTS.

ANY COMMENTS? WE HAVE.

SEEING THAT THERE ARE NO.

I HAVE.

MACHINE GUN. WE DON'T NEED SYMBOLISM.

WE NEED ACTION. WE NEED POLICIES, THE THE THE CREATE PLUS AID OR WHATEVER THAT THING IS THAT TONY TALKED ABOUT, THAT'S THAT'S THAT'S BASIC.

LIKE I SAID, I SPOKE TO SHERIFF TONY BEFORE.

THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO TERMINATE THAT HE CAN'T TERMINATE BECAUSE OF THE UNION. SO WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS EVALUATE THE UNION CONTRACTS, REMOVE LANGUAGE THAT MAKES IT DIFFICULT FOR A CHIEF OR SHERIFF TO TERMINATE ROGUE EMPLOYEES.

AND WE SHOULD NOT EXECUTE OUR CONTRACT WITH VSO UNLESS OUR NO.

SO UNLESS LANGUAGE THAT'S IN THE UNION CONTRACT IS REMOVED.

FURTHERMORE, WE SHOULD EVALUATE BEST PRACTICES AND POLICIES AND PROCEDURES THAT SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED WITHIN THE CONTRACT GOING FORWARD, OR WE DON'T MOVE FORWARD OR WE MOVE FORWARD TEMPORARILY WITH THE GOAL OF HIRING A POLICE CONSULTANT AND MOVING FORWARD IN THE DIRECTION OF ESTABLISHING OUR OWN POLICE DEPARTMENT.

BECAUSE EVEN IF WE DO HAVE OUR OWN POLICE DEPARTMENT, WE WILL STILL WORK WITH VSO.

SO, FOR EXAMPLE, YOU CAN HAVE YOUR OWN POLICE DEPARTMENT, DO BASIC POLICE SERVICES, AND THEN VASSO CAN DO SUWAT SERVICES OR OTHER SERVICES.

THAT'S WHAT SOME OTHER CITIES DO.

SO, YOU KNOW, SYMBOLISM, MOMENT OF SILENCE, THAT'S ALL NICE.

PEOPLE WANT TO SEE ACTION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.

WHAT MATTERS IS WHAT'S ON PAPER.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR OPINION.

I WILL NOW GO TO BEISNER BOTTOM FISHERMEN HERE ON THE.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

YOU ARE THOUGHTFUL IN YOUR APPROACH AND I APPRECIATE THE STATEMENTS THAT YOU MADE.

I ALSO AGREE WITH COMMISSIONER GELLIN THAT WE NEED JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE ACTION.

GENERATIONS OF ORGANIZING AND PAIN HAVE COME TO A HEAD IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS.

AND WHAT HAS LONG BEEN CLEAR IS NOW UNDENIABLE.

IT IS TIME TO REIMAGINE PUBLIC SAFETY BEYOND POLICING.

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SO PERSONALLY, I AM FORMALLY ACCEPTING BARACK OBAMA'S PLEDGE OF USE OF OF OF USE OF FORCE POLICY.

WHAT I WILL DO PERSONALLY IS CONVENE A PUBLIC SAFETY COUNCIL TO REVIEW OUR BISO AGREEMENT.

SO I WILL GO AROUND MY DISTRICT AND I WILL FIND PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES.

AND I WILL CONVENE A VICE MAYOR COUNCIL TO REVIEW OUR BSA AGREEMENT.

I WANT THE RESIDENTS TO TELL ME WHAT THEY WANT TO SEE IN OUR AND IN THE AGREEMENT.

WHAT WOULD I LIKE TO LOOK FOR IN SUCH AN AGREEMENT? THE USE OF FORCE POLICY.

RYAN, WHAT INPUT DO WE HAVE WHEN OFFICERS ARE ASSIGNED UNDER THE BSA AGREEMENT? WHAT ARE THE POLICIES THAT THE DEPUTIES THAT PATROL OUR STREETS FALL UNDER? WHAT IS THE POLICY TO USE DEADLY FORCE? CAN THEY USE DEADLY FORCE WITHOUT WARNING? THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT WE SHOULD BE LOOKING AT IN OUR AGREEMENT.

SO WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT WE HAVE.

WE NEED TO LOOK AT THE BSA AGREEMENT CAREFULLY AND THEN MAKE A THOUGHTFUL DECISION.

OUR CITY IS UNIQUE.

AND SO SO THAT IS WHY I BELIEVE THAT THIS IS IMPORTANT.

HAVE THEY DONE SENSE OF SENSITIVITY TRAININGS? HAVE THEY DONE DIVERSITY TRAININGS, DE-ESCALATION TRAININGS, COMMUNITY POLICING, WHAT ARE THEIR HIRING PRACTICES AND SO ON? MY PUBLIC SAFETY COUNCIL, I WILL BE CALLING ON THE THE CLERGIES, THOSE RESIDENTS WHO LIVE IN OUR COMMUNITY WHO ARE FORMER FBI AGENTS.

I'M GOING TO CALL FOR MILLENNIALS AND RETIRED DETECTIVES.

I'M GOING TO CALL FOR BLACKS AND HISPANICS AND ALL AND RESIDENTS OF DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES IN OUR COMMUNITY.

AND WHEN I DO THAT, I AM GOING TO HAVE THIS PUBLIC SAFETY COUNCIL GIVE ME THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS AND I'M GOING TO BRING IT BACK TO THE CITY COMMISSION.

THIS IS ACTION THAT WE CAN PERSONALLY TAKE, NOT GO OUTSIDE OF OUR HOMES AND AND AND BREATHE AND AND AND BE SILENT.

IT'S NOT TIME TO BE SILENT.

IT'S TIME TO TAKE NEEDED ACTION.

AND THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE TO DO.

I STAND ON LEGAL GROUNDS THAT I CAN CONVENE A PUBLIC SAFETY COUNCIL AND I CAN CALL FOR THE RESIDENTS OF MY DISTRICT FROM ALL EXPERIENCES TO GIVE ME THEIR THEIR APPROACH TO WHAT WE SHOULD DO.

WE SHOULD NOT JUST BE SITTING AT CITY HALL TEN O'CLOCK AT NIGHT WITH 14 PEOPLE WATCHING ON FACEBOOK AND THINKING THAT THIS IS, YOU KNOW, CREATING CHANGE IN OUR COMMUNITY WILL BE INVOLVING OUR RESIDENTS.

WE WILL BE MAKING OUR VOICES HEARD.

WE WILL BE CONVERGING ON EACH OF WAYS AND CALLING ON OUR PRESIDENTS TO ATTEND.

THESE MEETINGS AND BE A PART OF THE CONVERSATION, THESE ARE THE ACTIONS THAT WE NEED.

THIS IS THE TYPE OF LEADERSHIP THAT WE NEED IN OUR CITY AND THIS IS WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO. SO, MR. CITY MANAGER, THIS IS YOUR CUE THAT I NEED THE SOCIAL CONTRACT ON MY DESK BY TOMORROW AT FIVE O'CLOCK.

I YIELD THE BALANCE OF MY TIME AND I WILL COME BACK IF I HAVE ANY MORE COMMENTS.

MY JOINT COMMISSION OF. THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

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I DON'T BELIEVE THAT.

IT'S AN EITHER OR SITUATION, AND WHAT I MEAN BY THAT IS I DON'T BELIEVE THAT THE MAYOR'S CALL FOR A MOMENT OF SILENCE OR A MOMENT OF REFLECTION TAKES AWAY FROM THE NEED FOR ACTION.

I AGREE.

WE NEED ACTION.

WE NEED TO LOOK AT.

CLEAR CHANGES IN THE POLICIES THAT HAVE GUIDED OUR POLICE DEPARTMENTS FOR AGES.

NEED, TRAINING, NEED, THEN WE NEED WE NEED THEM TO.

UNDERSTAND WHAT'S BEING ASKED OF THEM.

I SERVE ON THE REAL COUNCIL WITH THE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES, I ONE OF MY FIRST CLASSES WITH THE NATIONAL LEAGUE WAS THE TRAINING ON RACE EQUITY.

I CONTINUE TO LEARN WHAT I CAN DO AS AN ELECTED OFFICIAL TO MAKE A CHANGE.

IT DOESN'T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT.

AND. IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE ALL HAVE TO EMBRACE, IT NEEDS TO BE AS A COMMISSION, NOT AS INDIVIDUAL COMMISSIONERS.

I'M NOT SAYING THAT THE VICE MAYOR IS IS WRONG IN CONVENING HIS COUNCIL.

THAT IS HIS PREROGATIVE.

BUT I THINK WE NEED TO COME TOGETHER AND TAKE ACTION AS A COMMISSION.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER GORDON, BEFORE I GO TO YOU, I'M GOING TO GO TO COMMISSIONER. SHE DOES NOT GET TO SPEAK ON THIS MATTER.

PLAKA. THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. I, I AGREE WITH COMMISSIONER FISHMAN, WE DO NEED TO TAKE ACTION, BUT IT CANNOT BE ONE OF US UNLESS WE ALL CAN COME TOGETHER AS A GROUP TO REPRESENT THE ENTIRE CITY, TO GET THEIR EYES ON THEM ON THE ROAD TO SOME SORT OF I'M SORRY, SOME SORT OF AGREEMENT AND SOME SORT OF CONSENSUS.

WE'RE GOING TO SPIN OUR WHEELS AND WE DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THAT.

WE HAVE SERIOUS ISSUES HERE THAT WE NEED TO ADDRESS AND WE CAN TAKE SOME ACTION AS A GROUP. WE'RE NEVER GOING TO DO THAT.

I LIKE THE IDEA OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY COUNCIL.

I THINK THAT'S A GOOD IDEA, BUT NOT JUST IN DISTRICT ONE.

WE DO HAVE OTHER DISTRICTS AND I THINK WE NEED TO GET EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THAT.

AND IT'S TIME TO STOP TALKING AND START DOING SOMETHING.

SO THAT'S WHAT WE CAN AGREE ON AS A GROUP.

AND THE PUBLIC SAFETY COUNCIL, INCLUDING ALL OF OUR DISTRICTS, WE EACH HAVE DIVERSITY AND IN ALL OF OUR DISTRICTS.

SO THAT'S NOT GOING TO BE AN ISSUE.

AND YOU'RE RIGHT, WE DO NEED TO KNOW WHAT OUR RESIDENTS ARE LOOKING FOR.

WE MAY NOT KNOW EXACTLY WHAT WE NEED TO DO, BUT IT IS TIME.

IT'S DEFINITELY TIME.

I AGREE WITH MAYOR BOLTON.

I AGREE WITH COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

I AGREE WITH COMMISSIONER GEHLEN AND THE MAYOR.

WE NEED TO GET GOING HERE.

BUT AS A GROUP.

THANK YOU.

IN YOUR VIEW? YEAH, SO I JUST WANT TO KNOW FROM YOU, MARIA GOMEZ, IF YOU WILL ACCEPT PRESIDENT OBAMA'S CHALLENGE AND COMMIT TO ACTION ON POLICE USE OF FORCE, THE EIGHT CAN'T WAIT IS A BASIC THE ATLANTA MAYOR, SAN FRANCISCO MAYOR, SO MANY MAYORS, TENNESSEE MAYOR, THEY'VE ALL AGREED AND SIGNED ON.

THE MAYOR OF SAN FRANCISCO, LONDON BRIED.

THEY SAID THEY ENACTED ALL EIGHT OF THE EIGHT CAN'T WAIT POLICIES.

BUT WE KNOW THAT THERE'S STILL MORE WORK TO DO.

AND BESSO STILL HAS A LOT MORE WORK TO DO IN A VERY SHORT TIME AND TIME SPAN.

THEY MADE NATIONAL NEWS TWICE.

AND WHAT DID NOT MAKE NATIONAL NEWS WAS THE FACT THAT A MENTALLY ILL BLACK MAN WAS SHOT AND KILLED AT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL AT THE PSYCHIATRIC WARD BECAUSE HE HAD A BROKEN PIECE OF GLASS IN HIS HANDS. THAT'S UNACCEPTABLE THAT THAT THAT ITEM IS STILL BEING INVESTIGATED BY THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT.

SO THESE ARE THE ISSUES THAT WE'RE DEALING WITH.

IT'S REAL KNOW, UNFORTUNATELY, HAPPENS TO PEOPLE THAT LOOK LIKE ME PREDOMINANTLY.

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AND THAT'S WHY THERE'S AN URGENT CALL TO ACTION.

SO WHAT I'D LIKE TO KNOW IF YOU WOULD COMMIT TO THE PEOPLE OF TAMRAT, THAT YOU WILL ALSO SIGN THE PLEDGE THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA ISSUED BECAUSE THESE POLICIES WERE GOING TO BE FURTHER AND ENACTED IF HILLARY CLINTON WON.

WHEN YOU VOTED FOR TRUMP, YOU PROBABLY SUPPORTED TRUMP.

AND ALL THESE POLICIES GOT SHOVED TO THE SIDE.

AND SO NOW MAYORS ACROSS THE COUNTRY REALIZE THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THEY NEED TO MOVE FORWARD ON. SO WHAT IS YOUR POSITION ON? I REALLY WISH SHE WOULD STOP PUTTING ME AS IF I'M THE BAD PERSON ON THIS COMMISSION BECAUSE IT'S PROBABLY GOING TO BE SPEAKING.

I HAVE RESPECT FOR YOU WHEN YOU'RE SPEAKING, YOU'RE GOING TO GIVE ME THE SAME COURTESY I AM, I'M JUST RESPONDING TO YOUR QUESTION QUESTIONS.

SO THE WEBSITE FOR THE RESPONSE I'M SPEAKING.

LORD, HERE WE GO.

I HAVE NO PROBLEM SIGNING ON TO IT AS A COMMISSION BASED ITEM, BECAUSE WE ARE NOT ONE OF THOSE CITIES THAT HAS A STRONG MAYOR PERSONALITY, PERSONALITY ASIDE, BUT REGULATION, THIS IS THE REMOVAL OF THE COMMISSION.

I AM PROUD TO SIGN ON BASED ON THE APPROVAL OF THIS COMMISSION.

AND AS FAR AS WE ALL KNOW, OUR CONTRACT, THOSE THINGS, MANY OF THOSE THINGS ARE HANDLED BY THEM. WE CAN HANDLE BITS AND PIECES OF IT.

THAT IS FINE. AND I AM PROUD TO SIGN ON IT.

BUT I ALSO DO WANT TO KNOW THAT I HAVE SUPPORTED THE COMMISSION BECAUSE THEN I WILL BE TOLD THAT I AM SIGNING ON BEHALF OF OUR CITY WITHOUT APPROVAL BY ANY ELECTED OFFICIAL CONSIGN ALREADY SIGNED.

SO I JUST WANT TO KNOW IF YOU PLAN ON SIGNING OR REVIEWING, THAT IS FINE.

SO. RIGHT THERE.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

YOU KNOW, WE HEARD TONIGHT THAT WE NEED TO TAKE ACTION.

WE HEARD FROM YOU, MADAM MAYOR, THAT WE NEED TO TAKE ACTION AND MAYBE HAVING A MOMENT OF SILENCE. WE HEARD FROM COMMISSIONER FISSIONING, WE HEARD FROM COMMISSIONERS GELLIN AND COMMISSIONER POLACCO. AND YOU ALSO HEARD THE ACTION THAT I WILL TAKE TO CONVENE A COUNCIL OF RESIDENTS IN MY DISTRICT.

THIS IS NOT EXCLUDING THE COMMISSIONERS IN ANY WAY IN DOING THE SAME THING IN THEIR DISTRICTS. WHAT WE COULD DO AS ADDED ACTION TO THE ACTION THAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO DO IS TO CONVENE A COUNCIL IN EACH OF OUR DISTRICTS AND THEN THE THE LEAD OR THE CHAIR OF THAT COUNCIL IN EACH DISTRICT CAN THEN SIT ON A LARGER COMMITTEE THAT THAT WE CAN.

ASK TO BE CONVENED, SO MY CHAIR IN DISTRICT ONE WOULD SIT ON THE CITY'S COUNCIL. COMMISSIONER, PLATEAU'S CHAIR AND DISTRICT FOUR AND COMMISSIONER FISHERMANS CHAIR IN THIS THREE AND SO ON.

AND THEN YOU, MADAM MAYOR, WOULD HAVE SOMEBODY THAT YOU APPOINT AS WELL.

AND THIS FIVE MEMBER COUNCIL WITH A REPRESENTATIVE FROM EACH OF THE DISTRICT COUNCILS CAN BRING FORWARD ONE RESOLUTION BASED ON ALL THE RESOLUTIONS AND WHAT EACH COUNCIL IS SAYING IN THEIR DISTRICT. THAT'S AN IDEA.

RIGHT. AND SO THIS IS THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE CAN TAKE ACTION ON.

TONIGHT, I AM TAKING ACTION IN MY DISTRICT RIGHT AWAY TO CONVENE MY COUNCIL.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT EACH OF US, NOT EVEN WITH A VOTE, CAN DO TONIGHT OR A LATER TIME.

WE CAN TAKE SOMEBODY FROM THAT COUNCIL AND PUT THEM ON A LARGER COUNCIL AND CREATE CHANGE IN OUR IN OUR IN OUR CITY.

IT'S TIME TO MAKE CHANGE.

WE WILL NOT HAVE ANOTHER DELUCCA ROLE IN OUR CITY.

WE WILL NOT LET THAT HAPPEN.

WE WILL NOT HAVE A GEORGE FLOYD IN OUR CITY.

IT WILL NOT HAPPEN IN TABARROK.

AND OUR CHILDREN ARE LOOKING TO US TO MAKE THE DECISIONS THAT WE OUGHT TO MAKE.

TONIGHT, THE RESIDENTS OF OUR CITY ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO US TO MAKE THE DECISIONS THAT

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WE OUGHT TO MAKE TONIGHT.

WE CANNOT JUST SIT ON THE SIDELINES AND BE PASSIVE ABOUT THINGS.

WE NEED TO CREATE THOSE CHANGES.

LET US PUT OUR INTELLIGENCE WHERE OUR MOUTH IS AND MAKE THE DECISION TO NOT CONVENE YOUR COUNCIL AND APPOINT SOMEBODY.

SO, YOU KNOW, LET'S LET'S TAKE ACTION BY CREATING CREATING A COUNCIL, CREATING A PUBLIC SAFETY COUNCIL TONIGHT.

AND HOWEVER YOU DERIVE YOUR APPOINTEES, LET US LET US DO THAT.

I BELIEVE THAT OUR RESIDENTS WOULD APPRECIATE WOULD APPRECIATE THAT.

SO. GIVE THE COUPLE THINGS.

I WILL ASK THE CITY ATTORNEY WHETHER IT'S ACTUALLY THE.

THE MANAGER FOR CREATION OF A COUNCIL IS THERE'S A GROUP OF PEOPLE TO BE REPORTING BACK TO THE COMMISSION, THE COMMISSION TO MAKE POLICY BASED ON THE FORMULA IN A MANNER THROUGH THE CITY. AND THE CITY ATTORNEY, I THINK, IS MR. GOODVIN. LET ME RESPOND, MADAM MAYOR AND COMMISSION, IF YOU'RE GOING TO CREATE A FACT FINDING GROUP, THIS IS SIMPLY GOING TO DETERMINE FACTS AND DELIVER THOSE FACTS TO YOU.

IT'S NOT A SUNSHINE ENTITY, BUT IF THIS GROUP THAT'S BEEN DESCRIBED BY THE VICE MAYOR OR OTHERS ON THE COMMISSION THIS EVENING WILL ACTUALLY EVALUATE AND MEASURE INFORMATION AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS.

IT'S A BOARD. IT'S A COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD OF THE CITY COMMISSION.

WOULD YOU BE OPEN TO AS MUCH OF THE SUNSHINE LAW AND PUBLIC RECORD? AND IT APPEARS, BASED ON THE COMMENTARY THAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR, RECOMMENDATIONS SO THAT I CAN GO TO SOMETHING THAT THE VICE MAYOR COULD PUT IN WRITING FOR DISCUSSION FOR THE NEXT MEETING, OR IS THIS SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN FORMULATE A RESOLUTION? OUR BOARDS ARE USUALLY THROUGH ORDINANCE, BUT THAT IS CORRECT.

YOU'D HAVE TO DIRECT THE PREPARATION OF AN ORDINANCE.

TO THAT EXTENT YOU COULD DO THAT.

AND THEREFORE, I'M ASKING, WHY ARE YOU ASKING FOR A MOTION IN THE CREATION OF A PUBLIC SAFETY COUNCIL TO BE CREATED? YOU'RE ON UPLINKS.

ALL RIGHT, I APOLOGIZE, I'M ASKING FOR A PUBLIC SAFETY COUNCIL TO BE CREATED.

HOWEVER, THE CITY ATTORNEY DOES THAT.

HE WILL LEGAL TO HIS LEGAL THING WITH HIS LEGAL MAGIC WAND AND AND DO THAT.

I WANT TO MAKE CLEAR THAT THERE WILL BE A GROUP OF FOLKS IN MY DISTRICT THAT WILL BE ON A SEPARATE COUNCIL.

AND I KNOW THAT I HAVE A LEGAL PREROGATIVE TO DO THAT.

SO IF EACH OF THE COMMISSIONERS ALSO WANT TO DO THAT, I FIND A GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO THEY CAN TALK TO BY THEMSELVES IN THEIR DISTRICT AND THEN FIND ONE PERSON FROM THAT GROUP TO BE ON THE COUNCIL THAT THE OK TO BE ON THE FORMAL COUNCIL THAT THE ATTORNEY WOULD BE DIRECTED TO TO DRAFT THAT WOULD BE ACCEPTABLE TO THE ATTORNEY.

DO WE WITH OUR RULES HAVE A REQUIREMENT FOR PUBLICATION FOR ANYBODY TO BE ON OUR COMMITTEE, OUR TYPICAL COMMITTEE THAT WE HAVE CREATED, WE CREATE THERE IS A PROCESS FOR PUBLICATION FOR NOTICE.

SO I HEAR WHAT THE VICE MAYOR IS SAYING, BUT THE LAST PART OF IT THAT HAS A CONCERN ON HERE IS THAT WHETHER OR NOT IF WE HAVE RULES IN PLACE THAT REQUIRE US TO HAVE PUBLICATION TO REVIEW AND I WONDER IF THAT LAST PART OF WHAT THE VICE MAYOR IS ASKING FOR, WILL THERE BE AN ISSUE, IF NOT CREATED BY THE MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY? MAYOR, CLARIFY BEFORE THE CITY ATTORNEY ANSWERS? YES, NOTHING PRECLUDES US FROM STARTING OUR OWN STANDING COMMITTEES IN OUR DISTRICT THAT HAS THAT IS JUST AN INFORMAL COMMITTEE WHERE A CITY COMMITTEE IS CONCERNED, WHERE IT

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WOULD BE A MORE FORMAL THING FOR THE CITY.

THEN, OF COURSE, WE WOULD HAVE TO GIVE DIRECTION TONIGHT AND ASK THE CITY ATTORNEY TO CREATE THAT.

SO THERE ARE TWO MOVING PARTS HERE IN MY DISTRICT.

THERE WILL BE A STANDING COMMITTEE THAT I CAN, THROUGH MY LEGAL PREROGATIVE, DO.

AND THEN SEPARATE AND APART FROM THAT, I'M ASKING FOR US TO DIRECT THE CITY MANAGER TO CREATE A MORE FORMAL COMMITTEE WHERE INDIVIDUALS CAN APPLY.

AND CAN WE BE ON THAT PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE TO CREATE CHANGE IN OUR COMMUNITY? THAT'S WHAT I WANTED TO MAKE SURE OF, BECAUSE ORIGINALLY IT WAS TO TAKE ONE AND PUT THEM TOGETHER FROM EACH OF US AND PUT IT TOGETHER THAT WE CAN DO SO.

I AM NOW LOOKING FOR A CITY ATTORNEY.

ANY OTHER ON BASED ON WHAT I'M HEARING, I WOULD HAVE TO TO TO PREPARE IF YOU SAID TO MOVE AND DIRECT AND AUTHORIZE US TO DO SO, TO PREPARE AN ORDINANCE WHICH WOULD ESSENTIALLY BE A PUBLIC SAFETY COUNCIL CREATED BY THE CITY COMMISSION WITH APPOINTMENTS MADE BY THE MAYOR AND COMMISSION A BOARD THAT WOULD REPORT BACK TO THE CITY COMMISSION AS A WHOLE, THAT WOULD BE IN THE SUNSHINE MEETS, WOULD MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO ALL OF YOU AND HOW YOU DRIVE OTHER COMMUNITY, WHAT INFORMATION IS UP TO YOU ALL INDIVIDUALLY.

BUT THE BOARD ITSELF WOULD BE YOUR BOARD WOULD BE THE CITY COMMISSIONS BOARD OF OF OF FIVE MEMBERS. BASED UPON THE CONVERSATION THUS FAR, WE WOULD BRING BACK AN ORDINANCE WITH MEMBERSHIP AND ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES.

ENVIRONMENT REPORTER.

I'M WONDERING, ARE THERE ANY OUTSIDE WANTING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEM TO HELP US MANEUVER THERE? THIS IS NEW TERRITORY FOR HOLLYWOOD AND SO WE DON'T WONDER, ARE THERE ANY RESOURCES AVAILABLE? I GUESS I'M ASKING EITHER THE CITY ATTORNEY OR THE CITY MANAGER.

ZALMAN. I MEAN, I'LL DEFER TO THE MANAGER IN THE CONTEXT OF OPERATIONAL AFFAIRS AND TO THE EXTENT THAT THERE MAY BE OTHER ORGANIZATIONS ON THE OUTSIDE THAT PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE OR OPERATIONAL ADVICE OR ADMINISTRATIVE ADVICE, THERE ARE SUCH ORGANIZATIONS.

AND TO THAT EXTENT, I WOULD DEFER TO MIKE IN THAT REGARD.

BUT IT COULD BE THE WISH OF THE COMMISSION TO FORM THIS ORGANIZATION TO SEEK GUIDANCE OF THIRD PARTIES AS CONSULTANTS OR AS ADVISERS.

THAT'S WITHIN THE PREROGATIVE OF THE COMMISSION IF YOU SO CHOOSE TO, TO SEEK THAT GUIDANCE. FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN BOARDS AND COMMITTEES OF THE COUNTY OR CITIES ARE FORMED, NOT UNCOMMON THAT PEOPLE COME AND TESTIFY BEFORE YOU AND PROVIDE INFORMATION AND EVIDENCE IT WILL HELP YOU. THAT'S NEW TERRITORY FOR ALL OF US.

THAT IS TO SOME GUIDANCE WHO MIGHT BE HELPFUL.

WELL, MADAM METAMORA, IF I MIGHT, I THINK I'VE HEARD PRETTY CLEARLY FROM THE VICE MAYOR AND FROM EACH OF YOU THE CONCERNS THAT YOU HAVE AND WHAT YOU WANT TO ACCOMPLISH.

AND IF YOU'LL JUST GIVE US THE DIRECTION TO TO CREATE THE COMMITTEE OR THE COUNCIL, WHATEVER YOU ULTIMATELY LIKE IT CALLED, WE'LL WORK WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY TO GET THAT DRAFTED AND GET IT BACK TO YOU FOR A TIMELY ADOPTION.

AND IN THE MEANTIME, WE'LL ALSO COME UP WITH AN OPERATIONAL PLAN.

OBVIOUSLY, A COMMITTEE LIKE THAT HAS TO BE STAFFED SOME SOMETHING.

SOMEONE'S GOING TO HAVE TO WORK DIRECTLY WITH THAT COMMITTEE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE THE ACTIONS THAT THEY TAKE, THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT THEY WANT, THE REPORT THAT THEY GENERATE, WHAT WHATEVER ULTIMATE OUTCOME THEY PROVIDE, THAT THAT GETS ENCAPSULATED IN THE DOCUMENT, GETS REVIEWED AND APPROVED BY THEM AND FORWARDED TO YOU WITH THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS AS FAR AS AS FAR AS CONSULTANTS ARE CONCERNED OR OR ASSISTANCE TO THE BOARD, THAT THAT, TOO, IS EASILY, EASILY DONE AND AVAILABLE IN THE CONTEXT OF WHAT YOU'VE ASKED FOR. WE'LL JUST HAVE TO WORK WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY TO GET THE LEGISLATION DRAFTED AND AND GET A BUDGET PUT TOGETHER WITH THAT IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE THAT THE COMMITTEE OR THE COUNCIL, THE BOARD, WHATEVER YOU'D LIKE TO ULTIMATELY CALL IT, WILL BE ABLE TO BE EFFECTIVE AND TO EFFECTUATE THE CHANGE THAT YOU'RE SEEKING.

I THINK THAT'S KIND OF MY POINT TO BE EFFECTIVE.

SO MAYBE THERE'S SOMETHING WE CAN DISCUSS FURTHER ON WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY.

THANK YOU. YEAH, I MEAN, THIS IS NOT A NEW PROBLEM.

THERE ARE ORGANIZATIONS OUT THERE THAT I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH, POLICE DEPARTMENTS THAT HAVE HAD ATROCIOUS REPUTATIONS.

THE CAMDEN POLICE DEPARTMENT COMPLETELY DISBANDED AND STARTED FROM SCRATCH.

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THE COMPTON POLICE DEPARTMENT COMPLETELY DISBANDED AND STARTED FROM SCRATCH.

WE DON'T HAVE TO START FROM SCRATCH.

SO IT'S NOT THAT BAD.

BUT WHAT I DO THINK IT MAKES SENSE TO WORK WITH SOME OF THE ORGANIZATIONS I LISTED.

WE CAN DO SOME KIND OF EVALUATION, BUT SETTING UP A COUNCIL IS A GOOD IDEA.

BUT THAT'S ONE STEP IN A BIG PROCESS.

SO YOU'RE SAYING YOU'VE GOT COUNCIL TO DO WHAT? THEY'RE NOT EXPERTS IN EVALUATING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.

AND SO THE CENTER FOR POLICING EQUITY IS A THIRD PARTY ORGANIZATION, ONE OF THOSE ORGANIZATIONS THAT DOES WORK WITH CITIES.

AND JUST LOOK AT THEIR WEBSITE RIGHT NOW.

THEY WORK WITH OVER 20 CITIES ACROSS THE U.S.

TO HELP IMPROVE POLICIES AND PRACTICES PROMOTING RACIAL EQUITY OR ALL THE GOOD THINGS THAT WE NEED TO SEE DONE. AND SO, YEAH, IT'S GREAT TO HAVE A COUNCIL, BUT THAT'S JUST ONE OF MULTIPLE STEPS IN A BIG PROCESS TO GET WHERE WE NEED TO GO.

BUT OUR MAIN CHARGE, I BELIEVE, BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE A POLICE DEPARTMENT, WE NEED TO CHARGE BESSO WITH CONTRACTING WITH SOME OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS SO THAT THEY UPDATE THEIR POLICIES, WHICH WILL HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE 13 OR 14 CITIES THAT THEY WORK WITH.

SO SO THAT'S REALLY WHERE WE SHOULD BE FOCUSING ON, ESPECIALLY GIVEN THE FACT THAT WE ARE IN A CONTRACT YEAR THAT GIVES US SOME LEVERAGE TO SAY THIS.

THESE ARE THE THINGS YOU NEED TO DO OR.

I'M NOT GOING TO SIGN FOR 10 YEARS OR WHATEVER THE NEGOTIATION IS.

BUT THE ONE ORGANIZATION I MENTIONED IS THE CENTER FOR POLICING EQUITY.

THEY WORK WITH SEATTLE, SAN JOSE AND LAS VEGAS, DENVER, MINNEAPOLIS, GARY, INDIANA, PITTSBURGH AND 13 OTHER POLICE DEPARTMENTS NATIONWIDE.

AND THEN THE JUSTICE CALABRESE AND IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE YALE LAW SCHOOL POLICIES, PROCEDURES, BEST PRACTICES, THEY'VE DONE STUDIES BASED ON SCIENCE AND FACTS AND FIGURES.

AND THAT'S THE DIRECTION WE NEED TO MOVE.

AND THERE'S WE DON'T HAVE TO REMEMBER ANY ANY REAL.

SO MY MOTION WOULD BE THAT WE.

WELL, I DON'T HAVE A MOTION, BUT IF TONY IS GOING TO BE HERE, THEN WE CAN HAVE THOSE DISCUSSIONS THIS AFTERNOON BEFORE THE COMMITTEE AND THEN WE'LL HAVE A TOWN HALL MEETING THERE.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR. WE CANNOT GET LOST IN THE WEEDS ON THIS WHILE THE COMMUNITY WATCH TO SEE IF WE'RE GOING TO TAKE ACTION.

WE'RE NOT JUST PERFORMING FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

WE ARE LEADERS ELECTED TO CREATE CHANGE IN OUR CITY.

AND THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE TO DO.

WE HEARD THE CITY MANAGER SAY THAT HE WOULD BE WILLING TO WORK WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY, MAKE A FINE STAFF WHO WOULD BE ABLE TO BE LIAISONS TO THE COMMITTEE, FIGURE OUT A BUDGET, FIGURE OUT IF WE NEED TO GET THIRD PARTIES INVOLVED.

YES, THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT LIVES IN OUR COMMUNITY THAT HAS THE PEDIGREE TO SIT ON THIS BOARD AND REVIEW CONTRACTS AND CREATE CHANGE AT OUR DIRECTION.

THERE IS A RETIRED FBI AGENT LIVING IN THE WOODLANDS AS WE SPEAK.

THERE ARE PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY WHO CAN REVIEW THE DOCUMENT AND ALSO CALL ON THIRD PARTY ORGANIZATIONS AND AND CONVENE MEETINGS WITH THEM.

AND THAT'S THE STUFF WE NEED TO TAKE THIS ACTION AND TAKE THIS ACTION TONIGHT, NOT WAIT FOR TOMORROW OR NEXT MEETING OR THAT'S THE START.

THIS IS EASY.

THIS IS NOT GETTING IN THE WEEDS.

THIS IS A SMALL STEP.

YES. IN THE BIGGER PICTURE.

AND SO WE ARE TAKING THAT STEP.

WE SHOULD TAKE THAT STEP, STOP THE COMMITTEE, LET SAM BE THE CITY ATTORNEY, FIGURE IT OUT, LET THE CITY MANAGER FIGURE OUT THE BUDGET AND FIGURE OUT WHAT THIRD PARTY ORGANIZATIONS WE WILL NEED TO HAVE THE COMMITTEE CONVENE AND AND GO FROM THERE.

YOU KNOW, WE WE NEED TO MAKE THAT CHANGE.

SO MY MOTION IS TO DIRECTLY CITY ATTORNEY TO CREATE A PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE AND COME

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BACK TO US WITH THE RULES, THE RESPONSIBILITIES AND ALL THE KIDS THAT WE NEED IN ORDER TO MOVE FORWARD. AND SECONDLY, THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

AT THE TIME FOR THIS PARTICULAR ITEM, IT LOOKED LIKE DISCUSSION IS COMPLETE.

CITY CLERK, PLEASE CALL THE COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

YES, MR. POLACCO. YES, VICE MAYOR FULTON, YOU GET MR. GAGNON. YES, AND THEY GOMEZ MS., YEAH, THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

THANK YOU. SO I'D LIKE TO BRING IT BACK TO SOME OF THE STUFF THAT I WAS TRYING TO SAY.

AND I APPRECIATE THIS, BECAUSE THAT WAS ONE OF THE THINGS I ASKED FOR, WAS A DISCUSSION FOR IDEAS AND HOW TO MOVE FORWARD.

MY COMMENTS WERE NOT TO BE THAT WHAT MY SUGGESTIONS WERE WERE THE END ALL BE ALL BY ANY STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION, BUT MY BIGGEST ASK HAS BEEN AND REMAINS AND HAS BEEN SOMETHING THAT I'VE ASKED FOR A LONG TIME NOW IS FOR US TO BE TOGETHER AS A UNIFIED MISSION. AND THAT IS WHAT I AM SEEKING FROM THIS CONVENTION.

I UNDERSTAND, ROSEMARY, WISH TO DO YOUR THINGS IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND THAT IS WHAT YOU WISH TO DO. BUT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE SOMETHING AS A COMMISSION THAT WE ARE INVOLVED IN, BECAUSE PUBLIC SAFETY IS NOT JUST ABOUT ONE DISTRICT, IT IS ABOUT THE WHOLE ENTIRE CITY.

SO AGAIN, I AM ASKING MY COMMENTS ON THE SMALL STEPS BECAUSE WE CAN'T GET EVERYTHING DONE IN THE NIGHT. IT WOULD BE LOVELY IF WE COULD IF WE COULD JUST SOLVE THE WORLD'S PROBLEMS RIGHT NOW. BUT THE REALITY IS WE DON'T HAVE THAT ABILITY TO DO SO.

SO WHAT WE HAVE TO START HERE, START NOW WITH US AGAIN.

I AM ASKING FOR THIS COMMISSION TO STAND UNITED AGAINST RACIAL INEQUALITY.

WE FORWARD THROUGH JUSTICE, DO NOT HAVE THE BICKERING BETWEEN US AND LET'S MOVE ON AS A CITY. AND THAT'S WHAT PEOPLE ARE HAVING.

AND I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'VE HAD A CHANCE TO READ THE PAPERWORK I'VE SENT FROM THE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES OR WAS SENT TO YOU REGARDING THE GUIDELINES.

TO HAVE OUR CITY FORWARD ON OUR PATH IS THE ONE THAT WAS ONE IDEA, THE OTHER ONE WITH THE CITY LETTER, IF YOU WANT TO DO THAT, TO DO THAT TOGETHER.

AND THE OTHER ITEM, WELL, MAY BE SYMBOLIC ONLY AND CRITICIZED IN SOME RESPECT.

THE THOUGHT COMES FROM CONVERSATIONS WITH SOME OF OUR RESIDENTS WANTING TO DO SOMETHING AS A CITY. SO THAT'S WHERE THAT COMES FROM.

AND COMMISSIONER, SORRY, I DON'T KNOW WHICH HAND WENT UP FIRST.

I THINK IT WAS THE RIGHT MAYORS.

IT WAS, MADAM MAYOR.

AND I WANT TO REMIND YOU THAT PREVIOUS MAYORS DEFERRED TO THE VICE MAYOR FIRST.

AND I WOULD APPRECIATE IF YOU DO SO.

I DID GET YOU OR YOUR DOCUMENT AND I HAVE IT IN FRONT OF ME WITH LOTS OF HIGHLIGHTED POINTS. IT IS A WONDERFUL DOCUMENT AND THANK YOU FOR SPENDING IT.

I WILL COMMIT TO ALL THAT YOU ARE ASKING.

I AM ALSO ASKING YOU TO COMMIT AS A MAYOR TO BE CIVIL ON AND OFF THE DAIS AND TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE SOME TIME TO SIT DOWN TO DISCUSS ALL THE POLITICKING THAT HAS BEEN GOING ON AND MAKE SURE THAT WE UNIFY AS A COMMISSION.

BECAUSE, MADAM MAYOR, IT IS NOT AN ON AND OFF SWITCH.

YOU CANNOT PASS ME IN THE HALLWAYS AND NOT SAY GOOD MORNING OR GOOD EVENING, AND YOU CANNOT TREAT ME POORLY OFF THE DAIS AND THEN EXPECT ME TO RESPECT YOU ON THE DAYS.

IT IS NOT AN ON AND OFF SWITCH.

AND AS A BLACK MAN, AS A MAN OF GOD, AS A CHRISTIAN, WE NEED TO DO BETTER.

SO, YOU KNOW, THIS IS ABOUT RACE AND IT IS ABOUT, YOU KNOW, EQUALITY, BUT IT'S ALSO ABOUT TREATING PEOPLE.

RIGHT. AND YOU HAVE NOT DONE RIGHT BY ME, MADAM MAYOR.

AND I LOOK FORWARD TO THE DAY WHEN WE CAN SIT DOWN AND TALK TO EACH OTHER AND TALK ABOUT THE THINGS THAT HURT US.

I LOOK FORWARD TO THAT DAY AND I HOPE IT COMES SOON.

AND I KNOW THAT YOU WILL SAY THERE ARE TIMES WE HAVE SAT DOWN AND THERE ARE TIMES WHEN I'VE MADE MANY PROMISES.

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AND YOU HAVE TO, MADAM MAYOR.

AND YOU KNOW WHAT? WE HAVE COME TO A POINT IN OUR CITY WHERE IT'S EITHER DO OR DIE.

WE'RE AT A CROSSROADS AND IT'S EITHER WE UNIFY OR WE DON'T UNIFY AND WE JUST CAN'T UNIFY ON CAMERA. WE NEED TO UNIFY IN THE BACK OFFICE, TOO.

SO I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR GOOD MORNING AND I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR GOOD EVENING THIS EVENING, BECAUSE I'VE NOT GOTTEN THAT IN A VERY LONG TIME.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. YOUR COMMENTS HAVE BEEN HEARD, EVEN ADMITTED THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT WE'VE SAT DOWN AND TALKED AND I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR SOME PROMISES TO BE FULFILLED, BUT I WILL SAY THAT I'LL PUT THAT ON THE BACK BURNER AND I DON'T.

WHATEVER. I'M NOT GOING TO GO THERE.

BUT, YES, WE'LL BE HAPPY TO MEET AND POSSIBLY CAN AND HOPE THAT THIS TIME YOU WILL ACTUALLY HEAR WHAT I HAVE TO SAY TO ALAN.

YEAH, I MEAN, YOU KNOW, IT'S EASY TO SAY LET'S WORK AS A UNIFIED CONVENTION, WE'RE ALL FIVE PEOPLE WITH DIFFERENT OPINIONS AND, YOU KNOW, WE CAN'T EVEN AGREE ON SOMETHING AS BASIC AS DENOUNCING WHITE SUPREMACY BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT TO CALL THE TRUTH THE TRUTH.

I MEAN, TRUMP IS WHO HE IS.

THE CITY ATTORNEY DID NOT NAME HIM PERSONALLY.

AND IN THE RIGHT UP, HE JUST SAID THAT IT'S THE LET ME GET THE EXACT TERMINOLOGY, THE PRESIDENTIAL ADMINISTRATION.

AND IT'S A FACT.

I MEAN, ONE OF HIS TOP OFFICIALS IS A RACIST.

AND JUST TODAY, TRUMP ANNOUNCED THAT HE WILL BLOCK THE RENAMING OF ANY BASES THAT HONOR CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS WHO ARE CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS.

THOSE ARE THE FOLKS WHO FOUGHT TO MAINTAIN SLAVERY.

AND SO IF TRUMP WAS WAS GOING TO BLOCK ANYTHING THAT HAD A SWASTIKA ON IT, ALL HELL WILL BREAK LOOSE. YOU WOULD SIGN THAT RIGHT AWAY.

BUT WHEN IT COMES TO AN ITEM THAT IMPACTS THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY, YOU DON'T WANT TO CALL IT OUT FOR WHAT IT IS.

SO WE CAN'T HAVE UNITY WHEN WE CAN'T AGREE ON SOMETHING AS BASIC AS DENOUNCING WHITE SUPREMACY. I MEAN, IT'S RIDICULOUS.

OK, SO.

SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO HEAR PEOPLE ARE SAYING OR TO NOT BE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD.

SO THERE IS A COMPLETE FEELING OF THIS COMMISSION TO WANTED TO KNOW.

BUT THINK THERE'S JUST BEEN AN OVERWHELMING FEELING TO NOT MAKE IT.

BUT WE ARE NONPARTISAN COMMISSION, WE ARE HERE TO HELP EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN THIS CITY.

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE, DOESN'T MATTER WHO YOU BELIEVE IN.

IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE AT ALL AND ANYBODY, IT DOESN'T MATTER YOUR RELIGION OR AFFILIATION, YOU GET LABELED. THAT'S THE WHOLE THING WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT TONIGHT.

STOP LABELING PEOPLE, DON'T LABEL PEOPLE, DON'T JUDGE PEOPLE AND LET PEOPLE BE PEOPLE.

SO ANY WHO I HAVE MADE MY REQUESTS, IT FAILS TO WANT TO BE MOVED FORWARD BY THIS COMMISSION. SO BE IT.

I STILL SAY THIS IS ONE COMMISSION, ONE BODY, AND WE ALL SHOULD WORK TOGETHER FOR STAMPING OUT RACISM, MAKING EVERYTHING EQUAL AND WORKING FOR A BETTER COMMUNITY.

SO AS THERE'S NOTHING ELSE FOR THIS ITEM, I WILL NOW MOVE ON TO 13, SEE DISCUSSION AND

[c. Discussion and Direction related to Guidelines for a New COVID-19 Resident Assistance Program Funded by the General Fund]

DIRECTION RELATED TO THE GUIDELINES FOR THE NINETEEN RESIDENTS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FUNDED BY THE GENERAL FUND.

THE DISCUSSION ON THAT IS NOW FOR THE CITY MANAGER.

PLEASE, THIS IS YOURS.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

WE HAVE WITH US STILL TONIGHT IN HER OFFICE, MAXINE GALLOWAY, AT THE DIRECTION OF THE COMMISSION. WE'VE WE'VE WORKED TO TRY TO COME UP WITH SOME GUIDELINES THAT WILL MAKE SENSE AND ALLOW US TO DISTRIBUTE THE FUNDS THAT YOU'VE REQUESTED IN A WAY THAT IS ORDERLY AND TIMELY.

AND WITH THAT, I'M GOING TO LET MAXINE TALK TO YOU ABOUT WHAT IT IS THAT HER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT STAFF HAS COME UP WITH.

THANK YOU, MR. MANAGERIALLY 90, TO APPLAUD THE PRESENTATION.

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SAMARIS MEN ARE MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION AT THE LAST MEETING, WE TALKED ABOUT THE RESIDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND WE TALKED ABOUT HAVING LOOKED AT OTHER MUNICIPALITIES, SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING. AND I MUST SAY THAT MOST MUNICIPALITIES HAVE SOME SORT OF PROGRAM.

WE TALKED ABOUT THE FUNDING THAT WE HAVE SEEN ELSEWHERE, NOT QUITE SEEN SEEING ANYTHING FUNDED BY GENERAL FUND NOTWITHSTANDING.

WE ARE PROPOSING TO BRING YOU SOMETHING THAT MIMICS THE PROGRAMS SUBSTANTIALLY THAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE. SO WE WANT TO OFFER THE SAME STRUCTURE JUST TO MAKE SURE IT'S CONSISTENT WITH WHAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE USING SCHIP AND CDG.

SO THE PROGRAM AS BEING PROPOSED WOULD ASSIST PASSED THE MORTGAGE, RENT AND UTILITY PAYMENTS UP TO THREE MONTHS.

CONSISTENT WITH OUR CURRENT PROGRAM.

THE PAYMENTS ONCE MADE WOULD BE MADE DIRECTLY TO THE MORTGAGE OR THE LANDLORD OR THE UTILITY COMPANY. SO IT WOULD NOT GO TO THE RESIDENT AND THE FUNDS WOULD BE AWARDED AS A GRANT OF PURE GRANT NOT TO EXCEED FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS TOTAL.

WE ARE ALSO PROPOSING THE SAME CRITERIA WE CURRENTLY USE FOR THE SHIP FEEDBAG, WHICH IS THE RESIDENT PROVIDING PROOF OF HARDSHIP.

SO YOU HAVE TO SHOW US THE LATE NOTICE, YOUR EVICTION NOTICE, BUT NOT NOT NO LESS PROOF OF HARDSHIP, PROOF OF YOUR INCOME BEING REDUCED AS A RESULT OF COVID-19.

AND WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT PROOF OF INCOME AS WELL, WHAT WE ARE PROPOSING FOR THE GENERAL FUND PROGRAM IS AN INCREASE IN THE ERA MEDIAN INCOME TO ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY PERCENT IN YOUR MIND. AND OF COURSE, A FEDERALLY INSURED MORTGAGES AND SUBSIDIZED RENTAL PROGRAMS WOULD NOT BE ELIGIBLE UNDER THIS PROGRAM.

NEXT SLIDE. SO JUST TO SHOW YOU WHAT THAT INCOME CHART LOOKS LIKE FOR THE ONE 20 PERCENT AND I KNOW THIS QUESTION WAS POSED THE LAST TIME, BUT AS YOU SEE, FOR A HOUSEHOLD OF ONE, IT WOULD BE SEVENTY FOUR THOUSAND EIGHT EIGHTY EIGHT.

BUT THIS IS JUST TO PROVIDE SOME FLEXIBILITY TO OUR RESIDENTS, THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY COGAT 19 THAT MIGHT HAVE HAD A HIGHER INCOME.

YOU'RE ABLE TO QUALIFY UNDER THIS PROGRAM.

NEXT SLIDE. SO WE'RE LEARNING A FEW THINGS FROM THE CURRENT PROGRAM OR ADMINISTRATION, WE RECOGNIZE THAT IT TAKES QUITE A BIT OF TIME TO DO THIRD PARTY VERIFICATION.

CHIP AND CDG REQUIRES THAT THE INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE TO US, YOU HAVE TO CONTACT THE THIRD PARTY BEING THE MORTGAGE COMPANY OR YOUR LANDLORD OR YOUR EX EMPLOYER AND VERIFY THE INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDED TO US THAT HAS PROVEN TO BE TIME CONSUMING AND IT'S TAKING US A WHILE TO GET THROUGH THE LIST.

SO FOR THIS PROPOSED PROGRAM, WE ARE PROPOSING A SELF CERTIFICATION INCOME FORM.

AND WHILE IT'S NOT VERY VISIBLE ON THE RIGHT, BUT IT IS ALLOWING THE RESIDENT TO CERTIFY CERTAIN THINGS UPFRONT AS A PART OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS, THEY WOULD HAVE THIS NOTARIZED, IT WOULD BE SIGNED, THEY WOULD CERTIFY JUST CERTAIN THINGS BEING TRUE AND CORRECT. IN ADDITION, THE DOCUMENTATION THAT THEY'RE SUBMITTING TO US, THEY WOULD CERTIFY THAT THAT TO IS CORRECT.

THIS PROCESS WOULD ALLOW US TO EXPEDITE THE PAYMENT PROGRAM.

SO AFTER THE THIRD DATE OF ATTEMPTING TO VERIFY IF THAT INFORMATION IS NOT FORTHCOMING IMMEDIATELY, WE CAN GO INTO HIDING THE CHECK, DISPERSING THE FUNDS AND THEN CONTINUING FOR THE NEXT 90 DAYS TO VERIFY THIS INFORMATION AFTER THE FUNDS.

WE'RE ALSO PROPOSING HIRING ONE ADDITIONAL PERSON ON A CONTRACT BASIS TO HELP US TO PROCESS THE CERTIFICATION SO WE'RE ABLE TO GET THROUGH THIS PROGRAM QUICKLY.

NEXT LINE. SO FOR SUBMISSION AND APPLICATION TIMELINE, WE ARE PROPOSING TO OPEN THIS PROGRAM ON JUNE TWENTY TO START THEN AND TO OPEN UNTIL WE HAVE ENOUGH SUFFICIENT APPLICANTS. I KNOW THE LAST TIME WE OPENED THE SCHIP PROGRAM, WE CLOSED IT AFTER FOUR OR SO DAYS. WE OPENED ON A MONDAY AND CLOSED, I BELIEVE, ON TEN O'CLOCK THAT FRIDAY.

AND SO WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO DO SOMETHING SIMILAR.

OPEN IT. ON JUNE TWENTY NINE, WE'RE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS ONLINE.

WE WILL ADVERTISE ONLINE.

I KNOW AT THE LAST MEETING THE MAYOR WANTED US TO CONSIDER TAKE AN APPLICATION PAPER APPLICATION AS WELL.

SO WE ARE PROPOSING TO DO THAT ON THE DATE THE APPLICATION OPENS.

BUT DUE TO THAT, A SHORT WINDOW OF TIME, SOME WOULD ADVERTISE THAT PAPER APPLICATION WOULD BE TAKEN IN PERSON ON THE TWENTY NINTH ENTRY.

AND THEN WE'RE ALSO PUBLISHING SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AS A PART OF THE GUIDELINES WOULD INCLUDE THAT ON THE APPLICATION AS WELL NEXT.

SO THAT'S ALL I HAVE TONIGHT, AS I SAID, IT WOULD SUBSTANTIALLY LIMIT THE PROGRAM THAT WE

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HAVE WITH THE 120 PERCENT AND MY FLEXIBILITY AND WITH THE INCOME STRATIFICATION AND THE ADDITIONAL STAFFING TO EXPEDITE THE PROGRAM.

SO THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS? I'LL TAKE IT NOW. NOW.

MR. GAGNON, YOU KNOW, I THOUGHT AS A START DATE, IS THERE GOING TO BE A CLOSE DAY OR YOU'RE JUST GOING TO LEAVE IT OPEN UNTIL YOU GET A CERTAIN NUMBER OF APPLICANTS? THAT'S WHAT WE DID THE LAST TIME.

WE THINK THAT'S BEST IF WE JUST OPEN OPEN UNTIL WE RECEIVE A SUFFICIENT AMOUNT AND PUBLISHING THE WEBSITE, IT'S ON THE APPLICATION MATERIALS SO THEY'LL KNOW WHEN WE CLOSE IT. IT'S CALLED.

OK. MY CONCERN WITH THAT IS EVERYONE MAY NOT KNOW, AND THEN BY THE TIME THEY FIND OUT, IT'LL BE CLOSED WITHOUT THEM KNOWING THAT THERE WAS A CLOSE DATE.

SO I THINK WE HAD LIKE A CLOSED DATE PERIOD THAT THAT MIGHT WORK BETTER.

AND WE CAN CONSIDER THAT OK.

AND THEN WHAT'S GOING TO BE THE METHOD OF COMMUNICATING THE PROGRAM TO THE RESIDENTS, SO THE LAST TIME WE HAD A FLIER AND I KNOW WE SENT THAT OUT, ALL OF YOU EITHER DISTRIBUTED.

I KNOW I'VE SEEN IT ON IT WAS POSTED ON YOUR INDIVIDUAL FACEBOOK ACCOUNT.

SO WE'LL DO THE SAME THING.

WE'LL CREATE A FLIER AHEAD OF TIME WITH THE OPENING DATE, MAYBE A WEEK OR TWO AHEAD OF TIME SO WE CAN START DISTRIBUTING.

IT WILL ALSO PLACE IN THE CITY'S WEBSITE.

I KNOW THAT YOUR OFFICE ALSO USED SOCIAL MEDIA TO GET IT OUT.

THEY PUT IT ON THE CITY'S FACEBOOK PAGE AND OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA AVENUES.

SO WE DO USE THIS THE SAME THE SAME METHODOLOGY WE DID THE LAST TIME.

OK, AND MIKE, ARE WE ABLE TO SEE THE THE HITS WITH THE DATA ANALYTICS COMPANY YOU USE TO MEASURE SOCIAL MEDIA IMPACT? WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO OK.

CAN CAN WE SEE WHAT THE HIT RATE WAS ON THE LAST FLIER? YEAH, WE CAN ASK THEM FOR THAT INFORMATION.

OK. MOTION TO APPROVE.

THERE'S NO QUESTION THAT ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS ARE COMPLETED BY SAMARRA'S IN THIS MATTER.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR. QUESTION TO MS. KALLO AND I KNOW THAT OUR LAST PROGRAM, A FEW PEOPLE APPLIED FOR ASSISTANCE, BUT THEY UNDER THE SCHIP PROGRAM, BUT THEY WERE NOT ABLE TO SOME PEOPLE WERE NOT ABLE TO GET ASSISTANCE BECAUSE WE RAN OUT OF FUNDS.

IS IT LEGAL OR CAME TO PICK UP WHERE WE LEFT OFF? SO THOSE PEOPLE THAT QUALIFIED BUT WOULDN'T DID NOT RECEIVE FUNDING, THEY WOULD BE FUNDED FIRST AND THEN MONEY THAT IS LEFT WOULD GO TO PEOPLE WHO. WHO DID NOT APPLY IN THE FIRST GO AROUND? AS MAYOR, WE'RE STILL IN THE PROCESS OF GOING THROUGH THAT LIST, SO FOR ONE, WHICH IS WHY WE'RE RECOMMENDING TO JUNE TWENTY NINE START DATE TO GIVE US AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXHAUST THAT LIST. SO WE STILL HAVE FUNDING.

WE'RE STILL GOING THROUGH THAT LIST.

IF AT THE TIME WE PUBLISH, IF YOU LIVE, NOT IF YOU HAVE APPLIED FOR SCHIP PROGRAM AND HAVE NOT BEEN FUNDED YET.

AND YOU'RE GOING TO BE ENCOURAGED NOT TO APPLY FOR THIS PROGRAM BECAUSE THE OBJECTIVE IS TO GET TO YOU. IF YOU DID NOT QUALIFY FOR SOME REASON OR IF YOU WANT TO TRY AGAIN, THEN CERTAINLY YOU CAN REAPPLY.

BUT IF YOU HAVE ALREADY APPLIED UNDER OUR EXISTING PROGRAM, WE WILL HAVE A DISCLAIMER DISCOURAGING YOU FROM APPLYING UNDER THIS PROGRAM.

BUT I WANT TO BE SURE THAT THE PEOPLE WHO APPLIED THE FIRST GO AROUND THAT QUALIFIES BUT DID NOT GET FUNDING, COULD GET FUNDING UNDER THIS NEW PROGRAM WITHOUT REAPPLYING.

COULD WE HAVE SOME SORT OF OVERLAP? THE EXPECTATION OF ISMIR IS THAT WE WILL EXHAUST THIS LIST AND EVERYONE WHO IS ELIGIBLE AND QUALIFY WOULD BE FUNDED.

WE'RE STILL GOING THROUGH THE LIST.

WE HAVE NOT EXHAUSTED THE FUNDING UNDER THE SCHIP PROGRAM.

SO THE EXPECTATION IS THAT IF YOU'RE ELIGIBLE UNDER THIS PROGRAM, THE CURRENT PROGRAM, YOU WILL BE FUNDED. THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE ALREADY APPLIED ARE NOT ELIGIBLE, AND IF

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THEY SO CHOOSE, THEY CAN REAPPLY UNDER THIS PROGRAM, BUT THEY HAVE ALREADY BEEN NOTIFIED.

EITHER THAT THEY'RE NOT ELIGIBLE, ARE NOT QUALIFIED.

RIGHT. SO SO WHAT IF THERE IS SOMEBODY ON THE EXISTING LIST THAT QUALIFIES AND IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE FUNDING, BUT WE DO NOT HAVE FUNDING UNDER THE SCHIP PROGRAM AT THE TIME? WHAT THEN HAPPENS TO A PERSON? SO THE EXPECTATION IS THAT WE WILL HAVE FUNDING TO EXHAUST THIS LIST, SO YOU'RE GUARANTEEING THAT YOU WILL HAVE FUNDING TO EXHAUST THE CURRENT LIST, THAT EXPECTATION? YES. OK, CAN YOU GO BACK TO THE SLIDE LEVANTE FOR THE SALARY REQUIREMENTS FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO WOULD APPLY FOR THIS NEW PROGRAM? OK, MS. CALLAWAY, HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM THE QUALIFICATIONS UNDER THE SCHIP PROGRAM, SO US UNDER THE SCHIP PROGRAM THAT THE PREVIOUS PEOPLE APPLIED FOR A HOUSEHOLD OF ONE, WHAT WOULD BE THEIR MAXIMUM HOUSEHOLD INCOME? SO ISMIR, ON THIS PROGRAM, WE USED 80 PERCENT RMI, SO A HOUSEHOLD OF ONE WOULD NEED TO MAKE FORTY NINE THOUSAND NO MORE THAN FORTY NINE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS.

AND A HOUSEHOLD OF TWO WOULD NEED TO MAKE NO MORE THAN FIFTY SEVEN THOUSAND AND FIFTY DOLLARS. SO THAT'S THE 80 PERCENT AMITE CHART THAT WAS USED UNDER THE SCHIP PROGRAM.

OK, SO WE UNDERSTAND THAT THERE ARE FAMILIES IN TAMARACK, I FORGOT THE MEDIAN INCOME IN TAMIRA. CAN YOU REMIND US OF THE MEDIAN INCOME, THE CITY AND TIME? I THINK IT'S BETWEEN FORTY SIX AND FORTY NINE.

OK, SO COULD WE USE THE MEDIAN INCOME FOR THE HOUSEHOLD OF.

TWO, SO IF IT IS FORTY NINE THOUSAND, THEN WE MULTIPLY IT BY TWO, THAT WOULD GIVE US MAYBE NINETY EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS.

MY THING IS THAT IN TAMARACK WE DON'T HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO LIVE BY THEMSELVES.

THEY ARE FAT.

THERE ARE FAMILIES IN TAMARACK AND THOSE ARE THE ONES WHO ARE HURTING THE MOST.

SO IF A HUSBAND AND WIFE LIVES TOGETHER AND THEY'RE MAKING THE FORTY NINE THOUSAND DOLLARS EACH, THEN THEY AUTOMATICALLY DO NOT QUALIFY.

HOW CAN WE CHANGE THAT HOUSEHOLD SIZE INCOME TO REFLECT MORE THAN EIGHTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS? WELL, TWO THINGS, COMMISSIONER, THE INCOME CHART IS ESTABLISHED BY HUD, SO IT'S NOT CALCULATED BY MY OFFICE OR BY ME, IT'S AN ESTABLISHED INCOME CHART.

AND SO THAT'S WHY WE'RE RECOMMENDING THAT THIS PROGRAM LIMITS TO CDG AND THE SCHIP PROGRAM, BECAUSE IT WOULD BE EASIER TO ADMINISTER AND WOULD BE COMPATIBLE WITH WHAT WE HAVE GOING ON AND CONSISTENT WITH THE PROCESS WE'RE ALREADY UTILIZING.

SO THIS IS HUD ONE 20 PERCENT.

THE NEXT ONE ABOVE IS LIKE ONE 40 PERCENT.

BUT IF THE HOUSEHOLD OF TWO ONE PERSON IS IMPACTED BY COVID, I WOULD IMAGINE THAT INCOME WOULD BE REDUCED. AND THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE DEMONSTRATING.

SO UNDER OUR PROGRAM, THEN THAT HOUSEHOLD WOULD QUALIFY BECAUSE NOW THE INCOME IS IMPACTED AND IS NOW REDUCED BY 50 PERCENT.

IT SOUNDS LIKE. SO NO LONGER IS IT FORTY NINE PLUS FORTY NINE.

IT'S FORTY NINE BECAUSE OF THE LOSS OF ONE INCOME.

AND I UNDERSTAND MS. GALLOWAY, BUT IF YOU LIVE IN MY DISTRICT AND YOU LIVE IN CENTRAL PARK AND YOU ARE PAYING TAXES, CD FEES, YOU ARE NOT SO WEALTHY AT THE END OF THE YEAR.

SO I'M GIVING CONSIDERATIONS TO THOSE RESIDENTS AS WELL.

I UNDERSTAND THAT THE INCOME WOULD BE AFFECTED BY COVID AND THAT STUFF, BUT HOW CAN YOU CALCULATE THE HOUSEHOLD SIZE TO A GREATER INCOME? ARE YOU ABLE TO DO THAT OR NOT? I'M NOT ABLE TO DO THAT UNLESS THIS BODY WOULD LIKE TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT TO ONE 40 PERCENT, WHICH I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND ON MY OWN.

I DON'T HAVE THAT DISCRETION.

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WHY WOULD YOU NOT RECOMMEND IT? BECAUSE. THE ONE 40 PERCENT IN MOST CASES IS SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER THAN WHAT YOU SEE ON THIS CHART, AND IF YOU'RE MAKING THAT INCOME IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD, THEN I WOULD VENTURE TO SAY YOU CAN AFFORD TO PAY THOSE OUTSTANDING PAYMENTS OF MS. SCALLOWAY. DON'T DON'T BE THAT PERSON.

WHO THINKS THAT? ONE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS CAN LAST FOR SEVERAL WEEKS.

IF IF A HOUSEHOLD INCOME IF A HOUSEHOLD MAKES JUST UNDER ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS, WHEN YOU CALCULATE MORTGAGE PAYMENTS AND SENDING YOUR CHILDREN TO SCHOOL AND BUYING FOOD AND THE NECESSARY THINGS TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR FAMILY, THAT'S NOT A LOT OF MONEY.

YOU KNOW, IF YOU INCREASE THE IF YOU INCREASE IT TO 140, IT'S IT'S NOT A IT'S IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE. AND WHO QUALIFIES? PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE ARE STILL STRUGGLING, EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE THEY WERE MAKING LOTS OF MONEY. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT FAMILIES WHO HAVE STUDENT LOANS.

YEAH, YOU'RE MAKING QUITE A BIT OF MONEY, BUT YOU HAVE TO PAY YOUR MORTGAGE, YOU HAVE TO PAY THAT STUDENT LOAN, YOU HAVE TO PAY INSURANCE THAT IS EXTREMELY HIGH.

YOU HAVE TO SEND YOUR KIDS TO SCHOOL.

THIS IS YOU KNOW, IT'S JUST IT'S JUST NOT FUNCTIONAL.

I UNDERSTAND THE HOUSEHOLD OF ONE IS IS IS UNDERSTANDABLE, BUT THE HOUSEHOLD OF TWO BOTHERS ME A LITTLE BIT.

SO I'LL I'LL TAKE SOME TIME TO THINK ABOUT IT.

I SEE COMMISSIONER GELSON'S HAND UP AND MAYBE I'LL COME BACK AFTER.

MICHIGAN. YEAH, SO FROM HIS CALLOWAY LOOKING BACK, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'VE YOU'VE PHYSICALLY LOOKED AT EACH APPLICATION YOURSELF, BUT LOOKING BACK AT AND MAYBE THIS IS A GET BACK TO US ANSWER, DO YOU RECALL WHAT THE AVERAGE INCOME IS FOR THE FOLKS WHO HAVE APPLIED? AND DO WE HAVE A HIGH NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT DID NOT QUALIFY BECAUSE OF THE HIGH? THE INCOME THAT DIDN'T MATCH THE 80 PERCENT.

AM I? WE HAD PEOPLE WHO DID NOT NECESSARILY READ THE DISCLAIMER, SO WE HAD PEOPLE WITH FHA, FHA MORTGAGES THAT APPLIED, PEOPLE WHO HAD NOT WERE NOT ALL THAT IMPACTED THAT APPLY AS WELL. SO.

SO THOSE ARE PRIMARILY THE MAIN REASONS WHY PEOPLE WERE DISQUALIFIED, IN ADDITION TO THAT, I CAN GET BACK WITH YOU IN TERMS OF THE AVERAGE INCOME THAT WE'RE SEEING.

I WOULD HAVE TO HAVE THE HOUSING STOCK LOOK AT THAT AND SEND AN EMAIL WITH THAT INFORMATION. OK, AND THEN.

WITH COMMISSION DIRECTION, LET'S SAY, FOR EXAMPLE, THERE ARE FUNDS LEFT OVER AND THERE WERE FOLKS THAT, WELL, NO, LET'S GET THEM TO GET BACK TO THE QUESTION ABOUT THE INCOME.

SO IF SOMEBODY MADE OFF A FAMILY OR FOR A COUPLE OF MADE ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS EACH LAST YEAR AND ONE PERSON GOT LAID OFF AND ANOTHER PERSON GOT FURLOUGHED, WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE INCOME, THAT 80 PERCENT FOR A FAMILY OF TWO, IT EIGHTY FOUR THOUSAND.

ARE YOU LOOKING AT THE LAST THREE MONTHS OR YOU LOOKING AT LAST YEAR'S INCOME? WE'RE LOOKING AT YOUR CURRENT INCOME, WHICH IS WHY WE ASK YOU TO DEMONSTRATE HARDSHIPS.

YOU HAVE TO SHOW US THAT YOU WERE FURLOUGHED, YOU WERE LAID OFF.

THERE'S A LOSS OF THAT INCOME DUE TO GO.

YES. OK, SO WE CAN TAKE AN INCOME SO THAT INCOME HAS BEEN REDUCED.

AND MY STAFF TEXTED ME AS WELL, JUST JUST FOR EVERYONE'S BENEFIT.

STUDENT LOANS WERE ALSO THERE'S A FORBEARANCE ON STUDENT LOANS UNTIL SEPTEMBER.

TWENTY TWENTY. THEY JUST WANTED TO FIND THAT INFORMATION.

OK, SO I'M OK WITH THE ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY PERCENT.

AM I KNOWING THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT THE MOST RECENT INCOME.

BUT ARE YOU ARE YOU GOING.

DOES THE PROGRAM ASK YOU TO GO BACK THREE MONTHS OR TWO MONTHS.

YOU'RE LOOKING AT CURRENT INCOME.

SO IF SOMEBODY SAID, OK, I LOST MY JOB LAST MONTH, NO SEVERANCE PAY.

YES, OK.

ARE YOUR REQUIREMENTS IS BASED ON COVID IMPACTED HOUSEHOLDS THAT IS EXPERIENCING A HARDSHIP BECAUSE YOU'VE BEEN IMPACTED BY COVID PRIMARILY WHAT WE'RE SEEING IS FURLAUD

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U.S. LOSS OF INCOME.

BUT YOU HAVE TO DEMONSTRATE THAT YOU'VE BEEN IMPACTED BY COVID.

ALL RIGHT, SO I HAVE AND BLACK LIVES MATTER.

GOING BY. THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

HERE'S A CATCH 22 MS. CALAWAY IF IF YOUR OFFICE IS ASKING FOR INCOME REQUIREMENTS BASED ON HOUSEHOLD SO SEVENTY FOUR THOUSAND OR EIGHTY SOMETHING THOUSAND, BUT THEY LOST THEIR JOB.

WHY ARE WE ASKING FOR INCOME REQUIREMENTS? BECAUSE IF SOMEBODY WAS FURLOUGHED, IT MEANS THAT THEY HAVE NO INCOME.

SO THAT'S WHERE I'M COMING FROM.

IF IF I LOST MY INCOME AND WAS IMPACTED BY COVID, THEN THE INCOME CHART DOES NOT MATTER BECAUSE WE'RE LOOKING AT.

CURRENT INCOME AND NOT THE INCOME THAT YOU MADE LAST YEAR, THAT'S WHERE I'M COMING FROM.

SO THAT'S WHERE IT BOTHERS ME.

AND I'M TRYING TO WRAP MY MIND AROUND AS TO WHY YOU'RE ASKING FOR WHY WHY WE HAVE AN INCOME CHART IF YOU'RE NOT GOING TO LOOK AT THE PREVIOUS YEAR'S INCOME.

SO WHY DON'T THE APPLICATION JUST SAY, IF YOU WERE IMPACTED BY COVID, YOU LOST YOUR JOB, YOU WERE FURLOUGHED? PLEASE APPLY. OR IF YOU WERE IMPACTED BY COVID AND YOUR CURRENT INCOME, IS THIS THEN APPLIED? SO, SO SO THAT'S WHERE I'M I'M COMING FROM.

SO IT'S LATE AT NIGHT AND, YOU KNOW, 120, 140 IS IS NOT A BIG DEAL.

BUT BUT PLEASE UNDERSTAND, THAT'S WHERE I'M COMING FROM.

YOU'RE YOU'RE ASKING FOR INCOME REQUIREMENTS.

BUT IF I LOST MY INCOME, THEN THE INCOME REALLY DOES NOT MATTER.

I. THANK YOU.

I HAVE A QUESTION, NANCY.

I APPRECIATE THAT THERE WAS AN INCLUSION OF TRAVEL TO DO OUR WINDOW, SO I'M A LITTLE CONCERNED ABOUT THAT TWO HOUR WINDOW ON MONDAY.

ALL WILL BE WHEN ARE WE OPENING THE DOOR? BECAUSE LAST TIME YOU COULDN'T APPLY UNTIL MONDAY MORNING OR WHENEVER YOU PUT IT ONLINE AND MADE THE LINK LIVE TO BE ABLE TO SEE THE ITEM THAT WE NEEDED TO HAVE IN THE APPLICATION SO PEOPLE CAN BE PREPARED.

IF WE'RE ONLY GOING TO OPEN THE DOOR ON THE MORNING OF THE TWENTY NINE, HERE'S THE APPLICATION AND THEN EXPECT PEOPLE TO FILL IT IN, YOU'RE NOT TO BE ABLE TO GET EVERYTHING READY TO BE ABLE TO DROP IT OFF IN TWO HOURS.

SO I HAVE SOME CONCERNS ABOUT THAT.

THE INTENT IS TO MARKET AND TO ADVERTISE THE PROGRAM, INCLUDING ALL THE REQUIREMENTS AHEAD OF THE PROGRAM, AND SO YOU'RE PREPARED ON THE TWENTY NINTH TO UPLOAD OR TO BRING YOUR ITEMS IN. HOWEVER, WE ARE NOT OPPOSED TO ADDING TWO MORE HOURS TO EXTENDING THAT TIME OR JUST HAVING THAT DROP OFF THE THAT ENTIRE DAY.

WE'RE NOT OPPOSED TO THAT.

WELL, I PERSONALLY WOULD APPRECIATE BEING THE ENTIRE DAY FOR RESIDENTS WHO NEED TO BE ABLE TO USE SO FORM HERE.

ALL OF YOU WANT TO COLLECT AND OPEN ON WHATEVER YOU HAVE DONE.

ALSO, PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED TO.

THE APPLICATION FOR IT, SO IF THEY CAN'T MAKE IT FOR DELIVERY, BUT THEY DON'T HAVE THE ACCESS AND ABILITY TO BE ONLINE, THAT I DON'T REALLY KNOW NOW, WE WOULD ACCEPT THAT.

WE DON'T ENCOURAGE IT BECAUSE IT'S DATE AND TIME STAMP.

SO YOU WANT TO MAKE SOME EFFORT TO GET IT TO US SO WE CAN TIMESTAMP IT.

IT'S FIRST COME, FIRST AVAILABLE.

SO IT WOULD BE IT WOULD BE PREFERRED IF THEY WOULD JUST DROP IT OFF, UPLOAD IT THAT WAY.

IT CAN BE STAMPED. ONCE IT'S UPLOADED THE COMPUTER AUTOMATICALLY TIMESTAMPS IT WHEN YOU BRING IT TO US IS OUR INTENTION TO DO THE SAME.

SO WILL DATE AND TIME STAMP IT.

AND THAT PUTS IT IN ORDER OF FIRST COME FIRST AVAILABLE.

RIGHT NOW, I JUST WANT TO QUICKLY REMIND MS. CALLOWAY OR INFORM YOU, MAYBE YOU DIDN'T KNOW WHAT THAT FIRST DAY WHEN THE APPLICATION WAS OPENED TO SUBMIT FOR FUNDING UNDER THE SCHIP PROGRAM, IT WASN'T WORKING.

PEOPLE HAD DIFFICULTIES.

THEY WEREN'T ABLE TO SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS.

AND SO FEARING THAT THE SAME THING WILL HAPPEN AGAIN BECAUSE TECHNOLOGY WILL SAVE US, WHY

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DON'T WE HAVE A TWO DAY OR THREE DAY WINDOW? WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE JUST ONE VOICE? THAT'S WHAT THE MAYOR SUGGESTED IS FOR PAPER HARD COPIES TO BE DROPPED OFF.

THAT WILL BE ONE DAY.

AND RELATIVE TO THE UPLOADING OF YOUR APPLICATION ONLINE, WE WILL OPEN THAT FOR ONE WEEK.

THE COMMISSIONER GELLIN RECOMMENDED OPEN AND CLOSE DATE.

SO WE WILL ENTERTAIN THAT.

SO WE'LL OPEN THE PROGRAM FOR ONE WEEK AND WE'LL HAVE AN OPEN AND CLOSE DATE.

AND IT WAS BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION THAT THERE WERE A FEW GLITCHES IN THE EARLY MORNING OF THE OPEN DATE OF THE APPLICATION, WHICH IT WAS ABLE TO QUICKLY WORK OUT.

SO WE WERE ABLE TO THEN I THINK IT WAS IN THE FIRST HOUR OR SO, BUT THAT WAS WORKED OUT AND WE WERE ABLE TO ACCEPT APPLICATIONS ONLINE WITHOUT AN ISSUE.

SO THEN IF WE ENTERTAIN COMMISSIONER GELSON'S IDEA TO HAVE THE WINDOW, THEN MY CONCERN AND THE MAYOR'S CONCERN IS MOOT, IS MOOT BECAUSE WE HAVE A WINDOW NOT NOT A DAILY.

I WILL HAVE ONE DAY FOR THE ACCEPTANCE IN SOME MIDDLE OF PAPER HARDCOPY APPLICATIONS THAT WILL BE ON ONE DAY.

HOWEVER, THE ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS WILL BE OPEN FOR ONE WEEK.

WHY NOT JUST MAKE IT UNIFORMED WITH THE WHOLE WEEK OR FOUR APPLICATIONS IN ANY FORM? PEOPLE PEOPLE WORK, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE WORK MS. CALLAWAYS, SO, YOU KNOW, I MAY BE I MAY WANT TO APPLY FOR THE PROGRAM NOT AVAILABLE ON THE DAY TO DROP IT OFF, BUT NOT TECHNOLOGICALLY SAVVY.

YOU KNOW, I COULD BE RETIRED WITHOUT A COMPUTER AT HOME LIVING ON THE MAINLAND.

TALKING POINT. I CAN'T GO ON THE COMPUTER, BUT YOU CAN'T MAKE IT ON THE DAY THAT IT'S OPEN. SO I THINK THAT WE SHOULD JUST HAVE IT UNIFORMED, OPEN IT FOR A WEEK, WHETHER PEOPLE CAN DROP OFF APPLICATIONS OR MAIL IT IN OR GO ONLINE, BUT JUST HAVE THAT OPEN AND CLOSE WE CAN AND CALL IT A DAY.

THAT EXCEPTION WAS ME BECAUSE CITY HALL IS CLOSED.

I DON'T THINK AT THAT TIME IT WILL BE OPEN UNTIL THOSE ACCOMMODATIONS WERE MADE JUST FOR THAT DAY FOR THE SAFETY OF MY STAFF AS WELL IN ACCEPTING THOSE APPLICATIONS.

BUT CITY HALL, I DON'T BELIEVE, WILL BE OPEN ON THE TWENTY NINE.

CALLAWAY, WE QUALIFIED FOR RUNNING FOR OFFICE, IT OPENED ON MONDAY.

IN CLOSING ON FRIDAY, CLERK JOHNSON WORKED EXTREMELY HARD WITH HER STAFF RUNNING OUTSIDE AND INSIDE, AND I'M SURE WE'LL BE DOING SO UNTIL FRIDAY.

IT'S NOT A HARD TASK TO MEET SOMEBODY OUTSIDE FOR A WEEK.

THIS IS TAKING CARE OF OUR RESIDENTS.

AND WE SHOULD NOT BE CONCERNED ABOUT CITY HALL BEING CLOSED AND AND OUR STAFF NOT ABLE TO DO TO DO SO.

SO I. I HOPE THAT YOU'LL SUPPORT JUST OPENING FOR A WEEK AND MAKING SURE THAT THE RESIDENTS ARE ABLE TO APPLY IN WHATEVER FASHION THEY THEY SO DESIRE FOR THAT WEEK.

I DON'T KNOW IF THE MS. COLORWAYS RESPONDING, I JUST SAW A TEAR.

WE HAVE A MAN, OK? YOU WILL ENTERTAIN IT OR YES, YES, WE'LL LOOK INTO IT.

YES. THANK YOU.

YOU'RE MUTED MADAM IN BABY WAS A NIGHTMARE, EVERYBODY'S HAD A SHOT OF BEING MUTED AS THEY SPEAK. OK, SO AT THIS POINT IN TIME, THOUGH, IN ORDER TO DIRECT THE CITY STAFF TO PROCEED, WE NEED A MOTION SO YOU CAN TRY TO HELP YOU A BIT BECAUSE YOUR LANGUAGE IN 13 CE DOES ENABLE THE COMMISSION ISD TO ADOPT A MOTION.

I THINK GIVEN THE DISCUSSION AND THE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION, WHICH IS MADE PART OF THE RECORD THIS EVENING, THAT THE MOTION IS ADOPTED BY THE COMMISSION WHEN IN SOME FORM OR FASHION EMBRACE THE GUIDELINES FOR A NEW COVID-19 RESIDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FUNDED BY

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THE GENERAL FUND. AND IN CONNECTION WITH THAT MOTION, YOU'RE ALSO FINDING BOTH IN MUNICIPAL AND PUBLIC PURPOSE UNDER CHAPTER 166 BECAUSE YOU'RE SPENDING PUBLIC DOLLARS OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC AND SPENDING MONEY OR OTHER FEDERAL FUNDS AND FUNDING THE MUNICIPAL PUBLIC PURPOSE AND THEN TO IMPLEMENT THAT PROGRAM CONSISTENT WITH THE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION PRODUCED BY MS. CALAWAY THIS EVENING AS A PREMISE FOR MOVING THE ITEM FORWARD.

I MOVE THE MOTION AS AS ELOQUENTLY STATED BY OUR CITY ATTORNEY, THE MODIFICATION OF MAKING SURE THAT THE APPLICATION WINDOW FOR ALL FORMS OF APPLICATIONS TO BE ACCEPTED BE ONE WEEKS ONLINE AND IN PERSON NEXT AT CITY HALL.

DO I HAVE A SECOND? I WILL SECOND THE MOTION.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU. I BELIEVE THE DISCUSSION IS DONE AS SUCH.

PLEASE CALL THE ROLE OF VICE MAYOR BOLTONS.

YEAH, THE COMMISSION.

YES. MR. POLACCO IS MR. GEHLEN. YES.

AND MAYOR GOMEZ. GOMA'S? YES.

BEFORE WE END, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THERE, OK, SO THAT'S OK.

THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY, FIVE ZERO AND I HAVE.

WE WANT TO LET EVERYBODY KNOW THAT THE CONTRACT FOR VSOE SHOULD ALREADY BE IN YOUR MAILBOXES, MR. GAGNON HAS MADE A REQUEST LIKE IF I ROLL CALL, COMMISSIONER.

SURE, IF WE PLEASE CALLABLE AT THIS TIME, WHAT DO WE CALL IT? THERE IS NO QUESTION. I'M SORRY.

I THOUGHT YOU SAID IT WAS IN THE BOX FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS TO STATE BLACK LIVES MATTER.

I AM ASKING FOR AN OVERALL VOTE.

AND SO WE'RE WE'RE WE'RE WE SHOULD SAVE BLACK LIVES MATTER.

THAT'S THAT'S THE ANSWER.

THAT IS THE REQUEST FROM MR. GAGNON FOR ALL ELECTED OFFICIALS ON THIS COMMISSION TO STATE.

I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A DISCUSSION, AND THAT IS THAT WE BOTH THINK THIS IS NOT A JOKE AND I MEAN, THIS IS OUT OF THE ORDINARY.

I WAS TRYING TO BE NICE AND LET EVERYBODY HAVE SOME CLASS AND TRY TO BE UNIFIED.

WE HAVE AN ISSUE. BLACK LIVES MATTER.

THANK YOU. I WOULD LIKE TO I WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND THAT TO STAFF, THOUGH, INCLUDING THE MANAGEMENT. THE CITY ATTORNEY, I BELIEVE, TO EVERYBODY HERE AGREES WORK.

BUT I WOULD LIKE I WOULD LIKE THE CITY ATTORNEY AND THE CITY MANAGER TO SAY IT AS WELL.

WE HOPE WE DO.

COME ON. I'M HAPPY TO RESPOND DIRECTLY, THE ANSWER IS YES, MR. VICE MAYOR, AND TO ALL THE COMMISSIONER AND ALL THOSE WHO ARE LISTENING, THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY POSITION IN LIFE AND THAT'S MY POSITION THIS EVENING.

BUT CAN YOU SAY YES, I'M SAYING IT RIGHT NOW.

I'M SAYING BLACK LIVES MATTER.

NOT A QUESTION. NOT A DOUBT.

THANK YOU. BEFORE.

COMMISSIONER MR. GAGNON BLACK LIVES MATTER, MR. FISHMAN. BLACK LIVES MATTER.

MR. PACHO MATTER.

AND BEFORE I GO, I HAD CITY MANAGER.

I WAS JUST WAITING FOR MY NAME TO BE.

I FIGURED BLACK LIVES MATTER.

EXCELLENT. THANK YOU. AND YES, BLACK LIVES MATTER.

AND BEFORE WE GO, JUST FOR MY COLLEAGUES WHO HAVE MADE THE REQUEST, I HAVE SIGNED THIS PLEDGE. IT IS NOT ON THE PUBLIC RECORD.

I HAVE A LITTLE SCREENSHOT THAT SAYS THANK YOU FOR SIGNING.

AND LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IT IS ELEVEN, TWENTY TWO.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

HAVE A GOOD NIGHT AND BE SAFE.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.