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[CALL TO ORDER]

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GOOD MORNING. THE VIRTUAL MEETING FOR JUNE 24, 2020, 9:30 A.M., WE ARE ALL GATHERED TOGETHER HERE, I BELIEVE.

YEP, SEEING EVERYBODY. SO IF YOU WOULD, MADAM CLERK, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

GOOD MORNING IF YOU WOULD, IF EVERYONE WOULD PLEASE RISE AND OUR COMMISSIONER, JULIE FISHMAN, WILL LEAD US IN THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

ALLEGIANCE] THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I'M GOING TO TURN THIS OVER TO OUR CITY ATTORNEY WHO WILL REVIEW THE PROCEDURES FOR VIRTUAL MEETINGS, PLEASE.

THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COMMISSION.

GOOD MORNING. WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY.

TO THE EXTENT THAT I CAN, I'LL OPEN BY TELLING YOU THAT THE GOVERNOR LAST EVENING SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER, WHICH WE SENT OUT.

I KNOW THE MAYOR SENT IT OUT AS WELL.

IT'S EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-150, WHICH EXTENDS 20-69 AND 20-139 TILL AUGUST THE 1ST.

SO THE REQUEST THAT YOU SUBMITTED TO THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE WAS RESPONDED TO, AMONG OTHERS, I'M SURE, FROM OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENTITIES.

BUT THE GOVERNOR HAS EXTENDED ACROSS THE BOARD, NOT JUST BUT TO THE STATE OF FLORIDA SO THAT VIRTUAL QUORUMS AND VIRTUAL MEETINGS ARE ALLOWED THROUGH, AT LEAST LEGALLY ALLOWED THROUGH AUGUST 1ST.

THE PROCEDURES THAT THE COMMISSION ADOPTED WERE IN OUR MEMORANDUM DATED APRIL THE 8TH.

AS WE KNOW, THEY'RE CALLED COMMUNICATIONS MEDIA TECHNOLOGY.

I'LL BE VERY BRIEF AND VERY QUICK THIS MORNING.

I THINK YOU'VE PROBABLY MEMORIZED IT BY NOW.

THE KEY IS, NUMBER ONE, THAT THE NOTICE HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY THE CITY CLERK UNDER THE STATE STATUTE, SECTION ONE TWENTY POINT FIFTY FOUR, SUBSECTION 5V2 AND CHAPTER TWENTY EIGHT, SECTION CITY'S CODE OF ORDINANCES.

SO THIS MEETING HAS BEEN PROPERLY AND LEGALLY NOTICED.

SECOND THING IS THAT THE MEMBERS OF THE CITY COMMISSION CITY STAFF MAY ATTEND MEETINGS REMOTELY UTILIZING WHAT'S REFERRED TO AS THE CNT TECHNOLOGIES.

AND AS YOU KNOW, CITY HALL IS PHYSICALLY CLOSED.

YOU ARE ALL IN THE BUILDING, BUT NOT IN THE CHAMBERS OF THE CITY COMMISSION, THE CONSEQUENCE OF WHICH IS THAT A PHYSICAL QUORUM UNDER THE ORDERS OF THE GOVERNOR ARE NOT LEGALLY REQUIRED. AND TO THAT EXTENT, BY CALLING THE ROLL MOMENTS AGO, YOU'VE A LEGAL QUORUM TO DO LEGAL BUSINESS UNDER STATE LAW AND THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTION.

AT THE DIRECTION OF THE CITY MANAGER AND HIS DISCRETION.

THE CITY HALL IS PHYSICALLY CLOSED WITH CERTAIN CONDITIONS AND CERTAIN OTHER OPERATIONAL ISSUES, WHICH, AS YOU KNOW, ARE IN PLAY AS WE SPEAK THIS MORNING.

THE KEY FACTOR IS THAT BY VIRTUE OF THE GOVERNOR'S ORDER, THAT ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC WISHING TO COMMENT PUBLICLY ON ANY MATTER, INCLUDING ON ITEMS ON THE AGENDA, MAY SUBMIT THEIR COMMENTS BY EMAIL TO THE CITY CLERK, SPECIFICALLY WITH AN EMAIL ADDRESS THAT'S BEEN PROVIDED. ALL COMMENTS SUBMITTED BY BY BY EMAIL THAT IF READ ORALLY OR THREE MINUTES OR LESS SHALL BE READ INTO THE RECORD.

ALL COMMENTS SUBMITTED BY EMAIL SHALL BE MADE A PART OF THE PUBLIC RECORD.

PUBLIC COMMENTS MAY ALSO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE DURING THE MEETING THROUGH FACEBOOK LIVE.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY ALSO REGISTER ONLINE, WHICH THEY'RE LEGALLY ALLOWED TO DO AS WELL. AND INDIVIDUALS WHO IN FACT DO REGISTER WILL BE CONTACTED BY TELEPHONE AT AN APPROPRIATE TIME DURING THE MEETING TO OFFER THEIR PUBLIC COMMENTS.

IF ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC REQUIRES ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY COMMISSION MEETING OR HOW IT OPERATES, THEY CAN AND HAVE ALREADY CONTACTED OUR CITY CLERK, WHO IS PHYSICALLY PRESENT THIS MORNING TO RESPOND AS APPROPRIATE.

REGRETTABLY, ALL ACTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION MUST BE CONDUCTED BY NOT BY VOICE VOTE, BUT BY A ROLL CALL.

THE CLERK WILL ENABLE YOU TO DO THIS MORNING.

IF AT ANY POINT, BY THE WAY, THERE'S A TECHNICAL DEFICIENCY, WHICH I'M SURE MR. SUCUOGLU WOULD NOT PREFER TO HAVE HAPPEN, OR MR. COME BACK ONLINE TO MAKE SURE THAT IT GETS RATIFIED AND FIXED AS APPROPRIATE.

THOSE ARE THE RULES WHICH YOU HAVE ADOPTED.

I READ THEM INTO THE RECORD FOR SEVERAL REASONS.

THE KEY FACTOR IN THE VIRTUAL QUORUM ORDERS OF THE GOVERNOR IS THAT THE PUBLIC HAS A RIGHT OF ACCESS. AND IN THAT REGARD, THE CITY HAS GONE BEYOND JUST THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, HAVE DONE QUITE A LOT TO MAKE SURE THE PUBLIC HAS THE RIGHT OF ACCESS TO THE MEETING AND TO DO SO THROUGH THE CLERK'S OFFICE DIRECTLY DURING THE MEETING AS NEEDED. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING.

APPRECIATE THE CONCEPT OF WHERE WE ARE.

AND TO THE EXTENT THAT THE COMMISSION WOULD CHOOSE TO CONTINUE THROUGH AUGUST THE FIRST WITH VIRTUAL MEETINGS, LEGALLY, WE CAN DO THAT AS OF LAST EVENING.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AT THIS TIME, I HAVE THE PLEASURE OF INTRODUCING OUR SHERIFF, SHERIFF GREGORY TONEY, WHO

[a. Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony]

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IS, THROUGH CONVERSATIONS ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY, WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK WITH OUR COMMISSION AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT WE MAY HAVE.

AND ALSO, HE AND OUR CAPTAIN JEFF CRIMINIELLO WILL BE JOINING US ON JULY SEVEN FOR A TOWN HALL FORUM. MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW ON THAT LATER.

SO, SHERIFF, I KNOW YOUR TIME IS SHORT, SO WELCOME, PLEASE SHARE WITH US YOUR THOUGHTS.

SURE. GOOD MORNING, MAYOR.

GOOD MORNING, COMMISSIONERS AND ALL IN ATTENDANCE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING ME AN OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TO YOU ALL.

ONCE AGAIN, IT'S A LITTLE DIFFERENT BASED ON THE CLIMATE OF THIS VIRUS, BUT WE'LL MAKE IT WORK.

OF COURSE, OVER THE LAST 18 MONTHS, OF BRINGING FORTH A MULTITUDE OF CHANGES THAT WOULD ENSURE THAT PUBLIC SAFETY WAS THE PRIORITY FOR THE ORGANIZATION AND YOUR COMMUNITIES AND WE'VE HAD A LOT OF SUCCESS IN SOME OF THE THINGS WE'VE INSTITUTED, SOME MORE OF THE OBVIOUS HIGHLIGHT THAT YOU'VE SEEN OVER THE LAST YEAR IN TERMS OF EXPANDING OUR ACTIVE SHOOTER PREPAREDNESS, RESPONSE PROTOCOLS, IMPLEMENTATION OF A SIX SCHOOLS THAT WE HAVE HERE IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM AND OF COURSE, WE BROKE GROUND ON THE TRAINING CENTER SOON HERE. BUT THESE WERE KIND OF JUST SOME BASIC THINGS THAT WE WERE ABLE TO DO RELATED TO PREPAREDNESS. BUT IT HAS BECOME EVIDENTLY CLEAR THAT THE SENSE OF ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY IN LAW ENFORCEMENT IS SOMETHING THAT WE CANNOT LAPSE ON AND CANNOT ALLOW TO BE IGNORED. AND WE HAVE NOT.

UNFORTUNATELY, WE ALL UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF POLICE REFORM GOING ON RIGHT NOW AS A BYPRODUCT OF THE MURDER OF MR. FLOYD IN MINNEAPOLIS.

AND THEN WE'RE SEEING ANOTHER CHALLENGING EVENT WITH THE DEATH OF BROOKS IN ATLANTA.

AND THESE ARE THINGS THAT I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN AWARE OF, ONE, GROWING UP AS A MINORITY IN THIS COUNTRY, TIMES. I WAS THAT KID WITH THE KNEE ON HIS NECK IN PHILADELPHIA LONG BEFORE I WAS THE MAN WITH STARS AROUND HIS NECK.

AND SO I PAY VERY CLOSE ATTENTION TO WHAT WE CAN DO IN THIS ORGANIZATION TO BE MUCH MORE ACCOUNTABLE. ONE OF THE KEY THINGS STARTING OUT WAS I HAD TO ASSESS AND ANALYZE WHAT WAS OCCURRING IN THE AGENCY FROM A CULTURAL STANDPOINT, WAS IT ACCEPTABLE TO EXHIBIT CERTAIN BEHAVIORS AND WHAT TYPE OF PUNITIVE ACTIONS WOULD TAKE PLACE WHEN OUR MEN AND WOMEN WOULD STEP OUTSIDE THE LINES OF NOT ONLY POLICIES, BUT DECENCY? AND WHAT WE FOUND WAS THAT WE NEEDED TO REESTABLISH A COUPLE THINGS, FIRST OF WHICH WAS IN FEBRUARY OF TWENTY NINETEEN, WE REALIZE THAT AN EARLY WARNING TRACKING SYSTEM HAD BEEN SHUT DOWN, NOT USED FOR OVER A YEAR.

WHAT AN EARLY WARNING SYSTEM ALLOWS FOR IS FOR OUR INTERNAL PROCESSES TO EXAMINE ANY TYPE OF CONSISTENT PATTERN OF ABUSE OR SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO BE REVIEWED OR AN EMPLOYEE THAT MAY BE PLACED IN A REMEDIAL TRAINING THAT MAY NEED TO RECEIVE COUNSELING, RED FLAGS, SO TO SPEAK. SO WE RELAUNCHED THIS PROGRAM, MODIFIED IT, MADE IT MUCH MORE ROBUST AND HOW WE CAN TRACK THINGS. AND WE PUT THAT BACK IN PLACE IN TWENTY NINETEEN.

THE IMPORTANCE BEHIND THIS IS CLEAR.

WE'VE SEEN WHAT HAPPENED IN MINNEAPOLIS WHERE THE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THAT MURDER HAD A MULTITUDE OF RED FLAGS.

I THINK IT WAS ROUGHLY 16 AND 17 DIFFERENT ENCOUNTERS WHERE THE AGENCY ITSELF NEVER TOOK AN ACTION TO KIND OF MITIGATE ANY FURTHER HARM COMING TO THE PUBLIC.

THAT SYSTEM HAS BEEN IN PLACE.

IT'S BEEN VERY PRODUCTIVE IN THAT WE'RE SEEING THINGS AND CAPTURING THINGS IN ADDITION TO THAT, WE HAD TO LOOK AT HOW WE WERE ANALYZING USE OF FORCE, NOT JUST WITHIN YOUR CITIES, BUT THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE JURISDICTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BROWARD SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

AND EVERY SINGLE CITY HAS THE AUTONOMY, YOUR CHIEF AS THE AUTONOMY TO FOLLOW OUR RULES AND PRACTICES AND ANALYZE BUT WE WANTED TO HAVE A SECONDARY SET OF EYES THAT WE CAN LOOK AT AT THE ADMINISTRATIVE LEVEL. SO I INTRODUCED SOMETHING CALLED A USE OF FORCE REVIEW BOARD, WHICH NOW IT'S A PANEL OF FIVE EXPERTS INSIDE OF ADMINISTRATION TRAINING DIVISION AND FROM INTERNAL AFFAIRS.

AND THEY'RE LOOKING AT ALL THE USE OF FORCES TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE IN COMPLIANCE.

ANY USE OF FORCE THAT OCCURS IN THE FIELD GOES THROUGH A SYSTEM CALLED BLUE TEAM.

IT'S A BLUE TEAM TRACKER SYSTEM.

IT'S AN AUTOMATED SYSTEM THAT SHOWS US THAT USE OF FORCE OCCURRED, LET'S SAY, IN TAMARAC.

AND THAT HAS BEEN EVALUATED BY YOUR AND IT'S YOUR CAPTAIN.

BUT WE ALSO HAVE ACCESS TO IT HERE AS WELL.

THAT WAS ANOTHER KEY STEP THAT WE HAVEN'T HAD IN THE AGENCY.

THEN WE HAD A PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE WHICH HAS BEEN IN PLACE FOR ABOUT ROUGHLY 30 YEARS IN THIS ORGANIZATION, WHEREAS A COMBINATION OF BOTH CIVILIANS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT ARE TO JOIN AFTER AN INTERNAL AFFAIRS INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETED WHERE

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THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO BE IN AN OBJECTIVE BODY TO LOOK AT THE FACTS AND THEN PRESENT A RECOMMENDATION FOR DISCIPLINARY ACTION TO ME AS THE SHERIFF.

AND THEN I WOULD HAVE THE FINAL DECISION.

UNFORTUNATELY, HAVING EXAMINED THAT PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE THAT WAS ESTABLISHED AND ASSIGNED BY MY PREDECESSOR.

I DISAGREED WITH HOW THE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE WAS OPERATING.

ONE, IT WAS VERY ADVERSARIAL.

THERE BECAME A BULLYING PROCESS WHERE OUR CIVILIANS DID NOT HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO VOCALIZE AND EXPRESS THEIR CONCERNS WITHOUT FEELING LIKE THERE WAS SOME TYPE OF RETALIATION. MUCH OF THAT COMES FROM PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE. AND SO I HAVE TO LOOK AT THE MULTITUDE OF CASES THAT OCCURRED IN OUR CITY AND ONE THAT HAPPENED IN YOUR CITY, YOUR CITY AS FAR AS COUNTY-WIDE, WE HAD A CASE WHERE A DEPUTY WAS STRIKING SOMEONE IN HANDCUFFS, RECOMMENDATION FOR A MINOR SUSPENSION.

WE HAD A DEPUTY WHO WAS BEATING AN INDIVIDUAL IN A HOSPITAL IN HANDCUFFS, AND THERE WAS ANOTHER RECOMMENDATION FOR SUSPENSION.

AND IT JUST CONTINUED TO SHOW AN INCONSISTENT PATTERN OF HOW ARE WE GOING TO HOLD PEOPLE ACCOUNTABLE TO INCLUDE THE DELUCA - ROLLE CASE, WHICH OCCURRED IN YOUR CITY, WHEREAS THAT PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS SEEK TO EXONERATE.

AND THE IDEA IS NOT TO NOT THEY WERE RIGHT OR WRONG, JUST WERE NOT IN COMPLIANCE, CONSISTENT WITH WHAT MY EXPECTATIONS ARE AS THE CHIEF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OF THIS COUNTY AND THEREFORE I END UP MOVING THE ENTIRE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE BODY, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE UNION PRESIDENT, WHICH I HAVE NOT AUTHORIZED THROUGH CBA AGREEMENTS TO REMOVE.

AND WE BROUGHT IN AN ENTIRE NEW STAFF OF PERSONNEL TO INCLUDE MEMBERS WHO ARE FORMER ATTORNEY GENERALS AND PROSECUTORS WHO SIT ON THIS CHAIR, MEMBERS WHO ARE PROFESSIONAL LABOR MANAGEMENT OR EMPLOYEE LAW PERSONNEL.

AND I ALSO BROUGHT IN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS AGENCY'S HISTORY, THE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE IS NOW BEING CHAIRED BY THE HONORABLE JUDGE JULIO GONZALES, WHO HAS AN OUTSTANDING REPUTATION, WHO HAS SERVED OUR COUNTY FOR QUITE SOME TIME.

AND WITH THOSE CHECKS AND BALANCES IN PLACE, WE'RE SEEING THAT WE ARE NOT ONLY CAPTURING THINGS EARLY IN TERMS OF MITIGATING HARM TO THE PUBLIC FROM THOSE FEW WHO MAY VIOLATE THE LAWS AND NOT ENFORCE THEM, AND ALSO BEING CONSISTENT AND WHAT WE ARE REQUIRED AND WHEN, IN TERMS OF USE OF FORCE COMPLIANCE AS WELL AS OUR PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE WHEN IT COMES TO DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

THAT'S A HIGHLIGHT REEL OF SOME OF THE THINGS WE'VE DONE FOR SAKE OF ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY. THERE'S ALSO BEEN AN INITIATIVE, OR PUSH, ACROSS AN EIGHT CAN'T WAIT INITIATIVE, WHICH IS AN OUTLINE OF EIGHT CORE THINGS THAT WERE RECOMMENDED TO HELP REDUCE TYPE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE BY POLICE.

SOME OF THE THINGS THEY REQUESTED THE ELIMINATION OF CHOKEHOLDS AND STRANGULATION HOLDS IN TRAINING AND IN USAGE OF I'M PROUD TO SAY WE ARE IN COMPLIANCE WITH ALL EIGHT.

I WON'T GO THROUGH EACH ONE BECAUSE IT WILL TAKE TOO MUCH TIME TO EXPLAIN IT.

AND WE'VE ALWAYS, FOR MOST PART, HAVE BEEN IN COMPLIANCE.

WE JUST KIND OF TWEAKS AND POLICIES TO MAKE SURE OUR PERSONNEL UNDERSTOOD THE CLARITY BEHIND WHAT WE WANT THEM TO DO AND HOW WE EXPECT THEM TO ACT.

FROM THE ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY BROUGHT US INTO HOW DO WE SERVE THE COMMUNITY WHERE WE'RE MUCH MORE COMMUNITY ORIENTED, AND LAST YEAR WE INTRODUCED A COUPLE OF MODELS THAT HAS REALLY IMPACTED YOUR CITY AND THE PARTNERSHIPS THAT WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO ESTABLISH IN TAMARAC WHEN THIS WAS A MODEL THAT I BROUGHT IN BASED ON SOME CONCEPTS I HAD DISCOVERED AND REALIZED IN MY STUDIES AS A COLLEGE STUDENT AND AS A PROFESSOR WHERE WE DESIGN ON A NEIGHBORHOOD SUPPORT TEAM THAT IS COMPRISED OF BOTH LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CIVILIANS THROUGHOUT THIS ENTIRE ORGANIZATION.

AND THE IDEA IS TO BUILD UP A NETWORK OF ESTABLISHED RELATIONSHIPS AND COALITIONS IN EVERY SINGLE CITY SO THAT WE CAN HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING FOR WHAT THE NEEDS ARE IN YOUR CITY WHEN IT COMES TO COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING AND HAVING AN EFFECTIVE MODEL.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO SINCE IMPLEMENTING THAT PARTICULAR MODEL JUST THIS PAST 60 DAYS OR SO, UNDERSTANDING HOW SEVERE OF AN IMPACT THAT THE COVID-19 CRISIS HAD ON OUR LESS FORTUNATE PERSONS AND PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY IN TERMS OF JOB LOSS, THE ECONOMY, THE ABILITY TO PURCHASE AND PROCURE FOOD FOR TAKING CARE OF THEIR FAMILIES. AND SO WHAT WE WANTED TO DO WAS ENGAGE WITH OUR PARTNERS WHO ARE OUT THERE PROVIDING FOOD SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY.

AND WE LAUNCHED AN INITIATIVE WITH FEEDING SOUTH FLORIDA CALLED OPERATION HELPING HANDS.

AND THAT OPERATION HAS ALLOWED US TO WORK NOT ONLY IN YOUR CITY, BUT IN EVERY CITY ACROSS THE COUNTY WHERE WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO ESTABLISH DISTRIBUTION CHAINS AND DELIVER ROUGHLY 16 MILLION POUNDS OF FOOD ACROSS BROWARD COUNTY IN OPERATION WITH FEEDING SOUTH FLORIDA IN JUST THE 60 PLUS DAYS OR SO.

WE'VE ALSO HAND DELIVERED OVER THREE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED ADDITIONAL MEALS TO OUR

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ELDERLY POPULATION WHO IS REALLY SUFFERING FROM THIS PARTICULAR VIRUS IN TERMS OF HOW IT IMPACTS THEM TO LOCK THEM DOWN, PUT THEM IN QUARANTINE AND ISOLATION.

AND SO WE'VE BEEN DOING THESE DOOR TO DOOR SERVICES.

IN ADDITION, WE'VE REALLOCATED OUR APPROACH OR RECAST OUR APPROACH WHEN WE DISPERSE OUT THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TRUST FUNDS.

FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT FAMILIAR, THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TRUST FUNDS IS A BANK OF FUNDING RECEIVED THROUGH FORFEITURE EFFORTS.

AND EVERY YEAR WE ARE AFFORDED AN OPPORTUNITY TO USE ROUGHLY TWENTY FIVE PERCENT OF THOSE FUNDS RECEIVE TO RE-INSTITUE THEM INTO THE COMMUNITY VIA 5013CS WHO'RE DOING GREAT WORK.

AND THIS YEAR I JUST APPROVED ROUGHLY SEVERAL HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS, WHICH WILL GO INTO A MULTITUDE OF 5013CS.

SOME THAT ARE OPERATE IN TAMARAC OR HAVE BUSINESSES IN TAMARAC.

IN ADDITION, WE'RE ALSO UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF WHAT'S GOING ON IN TERMS OF PEOPLE'S ABILITY TO JUST SIMPLY FEED THEMSELVES.

I JUST ISSUED ANOTHER HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS INTO FEEDING SOUTH FLORIDA, WHICH WILL COVER SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND MEALS FOR THE ENTIRE COUNTY.

AND THE IDEA BEHIND IT, WITH OUR NEIGHBORHOOD SUPPORT TEAM IN TAMARAC, OUR GROUPS WORKING WITH YOUR CAPTAIN AND YOUR COMMANDERS THERE WILL IDENTIFY THOSE FAMILIES THAT ARE IN GREATER NEED IN TAMARAC AND ENSURE THAT THOSE SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND MEALS WE ISOLATE AND PULLS THEM OUT FOR YOUR COMMUNITY.

AND THAT'S BEING DONE.

IT'S MANAGED THROUGH CAPTAIN RENE PETERSON, WHO HEADS UP THE NEIGHBORHOOD SUPPORT TEAM, AND WE'LL WORK WITH YOU. I WENT A LITTLE BIT LONGER ON SOME ISSUES, BUT I'VE BEEN BUSY FOR 18 MONTHS, GUYS, SO I CAN GO OVER A LOT OF STUFF, BUT I'LL PAUSE AND MAYBE TAKE SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT THE THINGS WE'VE ALREADY COVERED.

WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AT THIS TIME, I AM NOT SEEING ANY QUESTIONS FROM MY COLLEAGUES, NO HANDS HAVE BEEN RAISED UP. I NOW HAVE A HAND RAISED.

GIVE ME A SECOND AS I--COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

GOOD MORNING, SHERIFF. HOW ARE YOU? GOOD MORNING, JULIE, I'M DOING WELL. HOW ARE YOU? I'M DOING WELL.

DOING WELL, THANK YOU.

ON THE INITIATIVES FOR THE EIGHT CAN'T WAIT PROGRAM HAS VSO ADOPTED ALL EIGHT.

YES, THAT IS CORRECT.

ALL EIGHT. WE NOT ONLY HAVE ADOPTED THEM, BUT WE HAVE POLICIES IN PLACE FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM. OK.

HOW DOES THE PUBLIC LOOK AT THOSE POLICIES? VERY SIMPLY, EVERYTHING'S SUBJECT TO A PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST.

ONE OF THE THINGS I HAVE PERSONALLY DONE ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS IS TO OUTLINE AND GIVE PEOPLE A LITTLE BIT MORE CLARITY AS TO WHAT THOSE PARTICULAR ITEMS LOOK LIKE, SOUND LIKE AND WHAT THEY MEAN. ANOTHER ITEM THAT WE CAN DO, IF IT GIVES YOU SOME CONVENIENCE, WE CAN PUT IT UP ON OUR WEBSITE AND HAVE A LIST OF THE POLICIES THAT APPLY TO EACH ONE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC SO THEY CAN JUST GO TO SHERIFF.ORG AND CLICK ON IT.

I THINK THAT'D PROBABLY SAVE US ALL SOME TIME.

YEAH, I HAVE A FEELING THAT IT WOULD BE EASIER THAN DEALING WITH INDIVIDUAL PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS IF THE INFORMATION WERE LISTED ON THE WEBSITE.

IT WOULD BE UP TO DATE, MA'AM THANK YOU. HOW LONG HAS THE NEW PUBLIC STANDARDS COMMITTEE BEEN IN PLACE? THE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE.

SORRY, THE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS.

SURE. NO, NO, I UNDERSTAND.

I THINK WE LAUNCHED THE NEW BOARD EITHER IN MAY--MAY RIGHT BEFORE COVID-19.

I'M LOOKING OVER AT THE MAJOR AND HE'S GOT IT SET UP TOO IN MAY.

OK, SO WE DON'T HAVE ANY IDEA OF HOW THE NEW CHANGES ARE WORKING? NO, CURRENTLY, KEEP IN MIND, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HAPPENED IS BECAUSE WE WERE IN COVID-19, ALL OUR INTERNAL AFFAIRS CASES ARE BASICALLY TOLD THEY'RE FROZEN AT THIS POINT IN TIME UNTIL WE CHANGE THE STATUS FROM THE EXECUTIVE ORDERS FROM THE GOVERNOR, AND THEN WE'LL GO BACK INTO BASELINE INVESTIGATIVE PRACTICES.

BUT I CAN TELL YOU FROM THE EARLY INQUIRIES THAT I'VE MADE PERSONALLY, I THINK WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF SUCCESS WITH THIS PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE.

OK, YOU JUST BROUGHT UP ANOTHER QUESTION, SORRY, WHEN YOU SAY THE INTERNAL AFFAIRS CASES ARE FROZEN, CAN YOU EXPLAIN HOW THOSE SPECIFIC OFFICERS THAT ARE UNDER INVESTIGATION THAT IS NOW FROZEN ARE BEING DEALT WITH? WELL, IT DEPENDS ON THE TYPE OF CASE WE'RE LOOKING AT.

SOME MAY STILL BE ACTIVELY WORKING, SOME ON RESTRICTIVE DUTY, SOME ON ADMINISTRATIVE ASSIGNMENTS. SO THERE'S A MULTITUDE OF DIFFERENT OPTIONS THERE.

BUT THESE WERE ESTABLISHED UNDER THE AGREEMENTS OF THE UNIONS.

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SO OUR UNION REPRESENTATION WANTED THIS TO HAPPEN.

THEY UNDERSTOOD IT. AND QUITE FRANKLY, I THINK IT WAS ONE OF THESE THINGS WHERE IT WAS A GOOD DUE DILIGENCE EFFORT TO STAND BY AS WE'RE DEALING WITH A MAJOR CRISIS THAT IMPACT THIS ENTIRE PLANET FOR THE MOST PART.

AND I THINK THAT IT WAS A GOOD CALL IN ALL ENDS TO AGREE ON THAT TYPE OF PROCESS.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, VICE MAYOR.

'MORNING SHERIFF. GOOD MORNING, SIR.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR COMING TO TAMARAC.

WE APPRECIATE YOU COMING HERE.

AND I THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP.

I'M FIRST TO SAY THAT I WAS NOT A BELIEVER IN YOUR LEADERSHIP SOME MONTHS AGO, BUT YOU HAVE MADE ME A BELIEVER.

AND I REALLY APPRECIATE THE GOOD WORK THAT YOU HAVE BEEN DOING IN BROWARD COUNTY.

AND YOU KNOW THAT THAT COMES FROM A VERY GOOD PLACE AND A VERY SINCERE PLACE.

YES, SIR. I APPRECIATE THAT.

AND LOOK, I LIKE MAKING YOU A BELIEVER.

I NEED TO KEEP YOU BELIEVER, RIGHT? SHERIFF, JUST ONE QUICK QUESTION.

THE USE OF FORCE REVIEW BOARD.

HOW DO YOU ADDRESS THOSE WHO WILL SAY THAT BOARDS TO REVIEW STANDARDS AND POLICIES AREN'T A REAL SOLUTION FOR THE COMMUNITY? I THINK ONE OF THE CHALLENGING THINGS, IF YOU PAID ATTENTION TO WHAT HAS BEEN ON A NATIONAL SCALE, LIKE FROM EVERY, IT DOESN'T MATTER WEST COAST, EAST COAST, THE CONTINUED DIALOG AMONG LAW ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATORS IS THE COMPLICATIONS WE HAVE WITH UNIONS, RIGHTS THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ARE AFFORDED IN THE ARBITRATION PROCESS, MEANING EVEN IF I STEP OUT AND TERMINATE SOMEONE, THERE IS STILL AN ARBITRATION PROCESS WHERE WE MAY LOSE. THAT IS A REALITY.

BUT WHEN WE PUT FORTH ALL THE DIFFERENT CHECKS AND BALANCES INTERNALLY FROM THE USE OF FORCE, FROM THE EARLY WARNING SYSTEM TO THE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE, AND BRING A JUDGE IN, I THINK THE PUBLIC SHOULD BE CONFIDENT.

AND ALSO, QUITE FRANKLY, WITH WHAT I'VE ESTABLISHED WITH MY OWN PERSONAL EXPECTATIONS AND TRACK RECORD AS THE SHERIFF HERE, THE PUBLIC SHOULD BE CONFIDENT THAT WE'RE HOLDING PEOPLE ACCOUNTABLE. BUT THERE WAS ALSO RECENT DISCUSSION, I'M SURE YOU ALL ARE AWARE WITH MAYOR AND I WENT BEFORE THEIR COMMISSION WHERE THEIR THOUGHT PROCESS OF IMPLEMENTING A CIVILIAN REVIEW BOARD FOR ALL THE LAW ENFORCEMENT ORGANIZATIONS HERE.

AND IT WAS MY CONTENTION AND MY FEELING TO THIS DAY THAT I'M COMFORTABLE WITH THE WAY OUR INTERNAL AFFAIRS INVESTIGATIONS DOES A THOROUGH JOB AND HOW OUR PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE WILL PROVIDE CONSISTENT RECOMMENDATIONS THAT MAKE SENSE.

WE HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE.

AND SO FROM BSO'S STANDPOINT, WHAT I'VE SAID, VICE MAYOR, IS WHEN WE FINISH OUR INVESTIGATIONS, SHOULD THE COUNTY ESTABLISHED A CIVILIAN REVIEW BOARD? THEY ARE WELCOME TO ALL OUR RECORDS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WE SAW WHAT HAPPENED IN MINNEAPOLIS AND WE SAW WHAT HAPPENED IN ATLANTA AND IN BOTH OF THOSE CASES THERE WAS, IN SOME PEOPLE'S VIEW, A RUSH TO JUDGMENT WHERE THE OFFICERS WERE FIRED. I KNOW THAT THIS IS A HYPOTHETICAL, BUT IF WE SHOULD HAVE A GEORGE FLOYD INCIDENT IN BROWARD COUNTY, HOW WOULD YOUR LEADERSHIP BE GERMANE OR INGERMANE.

IF WE WERE TO HAVE A GEORGE LLOYD MURDER BY AN OFFICER AND IN THIS UNIFORM, THEY WOULD BE FIRED? LOOK, THERE IS A TIME AND PLACE FOR DUE PROCESS AND UNDERSTANDING, AND IT IS MY GOAL TO NOT VIOLATE OUR DEPUTIES DUE PROCESS, WHICH IS AFFORDED TO THEM.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, WHEN YOU LOOK AT SOMETHING SO EGREGIOUS WHERE FOR OVER EIGHT PLUS MINUTES THERE IS A CONSCIOUS AND DELIBERATE EFFORT TO CAUSE THAT LEVEL OF HARM AND TAKE SOMEONE'S LIFE, THEN WHY SHOULD I HESITATE TO RESPOND? I THINK THAT TYPE OF ACTIVITY GOES LONG BEYOND ARBITRATION AS NOW THAT IS A CRIMINAL CHARGE. AND THAT INDIVIDUAL OFFICER PROBABLY ISN'T WORRIED ABOUT GETTING HIS JOB BACK.

HE'S HOPING THAT HE HAS HIS FREEDOM.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. AND FINALLY, SHERIFF, THERE ARE TALKS ABOUT TAMARAC SWITCHING TO ITS OWN POLICE DEPARTMENT.

HOW WOULD THAT AFFECT THE RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU PERSONALLY IN OUR CITY, KNOWING THAT VSO WOULD NOT REPRESENT THE CITY? THAT IS NOT AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT AND IT IS NOT ANYTHING OFFICIAL.

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THAT IS THE CRUSADE OF ONE OF OUR COMMISSIONERS AND AT LEAST ONE OTHER RESIDENT.

HOW WOULD THAT AFFECT YOUR LEADERSHIP IN BROWARD COUNTY, KNOWING THAT TAMARAC IS NO LONGER YOUR CLIENT? WELL, I THINK A COUPLE OF THINGS.

FIRST, IF THERE IS A DISCUSSION POINT GOING ON RIGHT NOW, I THINK THAT'S THE RESPONSIBILITY OF BOTH THE MAYOR AND THE COMMISSION TO EXAMINE WHAT IS A BENEFICIAL ELEMENT FOR THEM IN TERMS OF PURSUING PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES.

WHAT I WOULD REMIND THOSE WHO ARE HAVING THESE DISCUSSIONS RIGHT NOW IS THAT WE ARE THE LARGEST PUBLIC SAFETY PROVIDER, NOT JUST IN THE COUNTY, BUT IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA.

AND WE BRING FORTH A MULTITUDE OF SERVICES THAT MOST SMALLER MUNICIPALITIES ARE NOT ABLE TO PROVIDE, AND THEY CONTRACT OUT TO US TO SUPPORT THEM.

AND SO WE CAN'T LOSE FOCUS OF THAT.

THE PUBLIC SAFETY ASPECT IS NOT JUST LAW ENFORCEMENT.

IT'S NOT JUST THE TRADITIONAL ARRIVING TO THE EMERGENCY CALL, BUT ALL THE GREAT ACTIVITIES THAT WE ARE DOING FOR THIS COUNTY AND ALSO FOR TAMARAC.

EVEN JUST A CONVERSATION I HAD A MOMENT AGO ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD SUPPORT TEAMS. THESE ARE THINGS THAT MOST ORGANIZATIONS CAN'T FUND AND CAN'T DO BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE THE VOLUME IN TERMS OF WHAT THEIR OPERATING BUDGET IS, NOR THE PERSONNEL TO DO THESE TYPE OF ACTIVITIES. SO I THINK IT'S A HUGE LOSS ON A THOUSAND DIFFERENT LEVELS SHOULD THAT BE SOMETHING YOU MOVE FORWARD TO.

HOWEVER, IF YOU ALL MOVE FORWARD AND DECIDE THAT YOU ARE GOING TO CREATE YOUR OWN POLICE DEPARTMENT, KEEP IN MIND, FLORIDA LAW, SHOULD A MUNICIPAL FAIL IN TERMS OF PUBLIC SAFETY, IF YOU'RE YOUR NEW POLICE DEPARTMENT DOES NOT HAVE SERVICES AND CAN'T PERFORM, AS A CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICER, I AM OBLIGATED TO PROVIDE THOSE LEVELS OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CARE.

SO, VSO WILL ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE FOR THE CITY OF TAMARAC, REGARDLESS OF IF YOU CONTRACT WITH US TO PROVIDE DIRECT SERVICES OR INDIRECTLY BECAUSE OF A COUPLE OF THINGS.

ONE, THE STATUTORY REQUIREMENT, TWO, THE IMPORTANCE OF ESTABLISHING TRADE AGREEMENTS WITH EVERY CITY AND MUNICIPAL THAT WE HAVE HERE IN THE COUNTY, FOR EXAMPLE, CORAL SPRINGS IS NOT ONE OF OUR CITIES, BUT CORAL SPRINGS REPEATEDLY CALL FOR ASSISTANCE, WHETHER IT BE SUPPORT WITH OUR QUICK RESPONSE FORCES.

WHEN THERE'S PROTESTS AND THINGS OCCURRING, THEY CONSTANTLY CALL FOR CANINE SUPPORT SERVICES. WE'RE THE ONLY AIR FIX UNIT, MEANING THAT WE HAVE AVIATION AND HELICOPTERS.

WE DO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT PATROLS DURING HIGH LIABILITY INCIDENTS OF ROBBERIES AND ARMED SUSPECTS RUN AROUND. IT'S OUR HELICOPTERS IN THE AIR.

WE ALSO HAVE A SEPARATE DIVISION WHICH WE CREATED LAST YEAR, FINALLY BIFURCATING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND FIRE RESCUE, WHERE OUR FIRE RESCUE SERVICES DO THE EMERGENCY RESCUE AND LAND HELICOPTERS IN TAMARAC.

SO THERE'S A LOT OF SERVICES, BUT REGARDLESS IF TAMARAC WAS TO DEPART FROM VSO SERVICES, EVENTUALLY YOU'RE GOING TO CONTRACT BACK TO US FOR SOME OF THOSE SERVICES ANYWAY.

SO MY RECOMMENDATION IS STICK WITH US.

WE'RE THE GOLD STANDARD.

WE LOVE YOU GUYS.

DON'T BAIL OUT ON US.

GIVE US A CHANCE. LET'S TALK ABOUT THINGS WE CAN TRY TO DO TO IMPROVE AND MAKE EVERYONE COMFORTABLE WITH US. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH, SHERIFF TONY, FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP AND FOR ANSWERING THOSE QUESTIONS VERY ELOQUENTLY AND VERY POLISHED.

WE SEE THAT YOU HAVE DEFINITELY IMPROVED IN YOUR ROLE.

SAY IT: I'VE COME A LONG WAY. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH IN THE FUTURE.

THANK YOU, SIR. THANK YOU, VICE MAYOR.

WE'RE UP TO COMMISSIONER GELIN. GOOD MORNING, SHERIFF.

HOW ARE YOU? GOOD MORNING, SIR.

DOING PRETTY WELL. GOOD.

SO I'M THE COMMISSIONER THAT BOLTON IS TALKING ABOUT IN TERMS OF DOING OUR DUE DILIGENCE AND POTENTIALLY HIRING A POLICE CONSULTANT TO DOING AN INDEPENDENT EVALUATION TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT IT MAKES SENSE TO HAVE OUR OWN POLICE DEPARTMENT OR CONTRACT DIRECTLY WITH VSO.

AND WHAT SOME PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND IS, AS YOU SAID, THERE ARE AGENCIES THAT HAVE THEIR OWN POLICE AGENCY AND THEY STILL CONTRACT WITH VSO FOR CERTAIN SERVICES.

SO THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT WOULD NEVER GO AWAY.

BUT IT'S OUR JOB TO DO WHAT'S FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE AND EVALUATE AND DETERMINE, JUST LIKE SOMEONE DETERMINED IN THE PAST IT WAS BENEFICIAL TO GO WITH VSO, WE MAY NEED TO MAKE A DETERMINATION NOW WHETHER WE CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH VSO, OR GO ON OUR OWN.

BUT IT'S OUR JOB TO AT LEAST DO THE EVALUATION.

AND IT'S NOT PERSONAL.

IT'S NOT AGAINST ANY INDIVIDUAL OR ANY AGENCY.

AND GIVEN THAT, HOW MANY HOW MANY CITIES DOES VSO WORK WITH TODAY IN TERMS OF POLICE POLICE SERVICES? ROUGHLY 15.

AND OF THE THIRTY ONE CITIES IN BROWARD COUNTY, HOW MANY ARE BANGING ON YOUR DOOR SAYING, COME TAKE OVER OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT? FROM THE LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSPECTIVE? YES.

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NONE. AND HOW MANY I DIDN'T GET THAT; SAY IT AGAIN.

WE HAVE A FEW CITIES WHO ARE EXAMINING FIRE RESCUE RIGHT NOW.

AND HOW MANY CITIES DO YOU DO FIRE SERVICES FOR? ROUGHLY 10. OK, SO WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN TAMARAC'S FIRE SERVICES? ARE YOU OFFERING. I'M JUST SAYING, YOU KNOW.

TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION, WE ARE WILLING TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO ANY OF OUR CITIES UNDER ANY OPPORTUNITIES THAT WILL COME OUR WAY.

AND I'M SURE YOU WOULD WELCOME THE OPPORTUNITY.

SO MY POINT IS, IF IT'S EFFICIENT FOR US TO WORK WITH VSO FOR POLICE SERVICES, IT MIGHT BE EFFICIENT FOR US TO WORK WITH VSO FOR FIRE SERVICES.

IF IT'S EFFICIENT FOR US TO HAVE FIRE SERVICES INDEPENDENT, IT MIGHT BE EFFICIENT FOR US TO HAVE POLICE SERVICES INDEPENDENTLY.

IT'S OUR JOB TO EXAMINE THAT.

SO IT'S NOTHING PERSONAL.

GIVEN THAT THE NATIONAL CONVERSATION ABOUT POLICING, WE'VE SEEN POLICE OFFICERS AT THEIR VERY WORST OVER THESE LAST FEW WEEKS, SHOVING WOMEN DOWN, DRIVING OVER PEOPLE, HORSES RUNNING PEOPLE OVER. WE'VE SEEN OFFICERS AT THEIR WORST.

AND IT'S CAUSED ME TO ASK WHAT IS POLICING? WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE POLICE AND HOW DO POLICE OFFICERS PROTECT AND SERVE PEOPLE? IS THAT A QUESTION FOR ME? YES. I MISUNDERSTOOD YOU.

I SOUNDED LIKE YOU WERE MAKING A STATEMENT. I THINK I CAPTURE MOST OF IT.

I THINK, FIRST OF ALL, WHEN WE'RE STARTING TO TALK ABOUT WHAT WE'RE SEEING ACROSS THE COUNTRY, IT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND YOU'RE NOT SEEING IT ALL AT VSO.

WE SAW THE DANIA BEACH HOTEL INCIDENT WAS ONE INCIDENT.

THE MCDONALD'S INCIDENT WAS ANOTHER INCIDENT.

AND I HIGHLIGHTED THAT DANIA BEACH OFFICER AT ONE OF OUR COMMISSION MEETINGS LAST YEAR TO DEMONSTRATE TO PEOPLE THAT THIS IS THE SUM OF THE DAILY EXPERIENCES THAT SOME OF OUR AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY MEMBERS FEEL WHEN THEY WHEN THEY ENCOUNTER POLICE OFFICERS.

THAT DID NOT END IN A DEADLY SCENARIO, BUT IT WAS STILL HARMFUL, DISRESPECTFUL, AND THE OFFICER RAISED TENSIONS INSTEAD OF LOWERING TENSIONS.

SO, LIKE, ALL RIGHT. SO THE TWO CASES YOU OUTLINED IN DANIA BEACH AND MAYBE ANOTHER OTHER, I DON'T HAVE ALL THE DETAILS BEHIND THEM.

BUT I'M GOING TO GO BACK TO YOUR FIRST PART OF YOUR QUESTION.

WHAT'S OCCURRING ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN TERMS OF THESE PROTESTS AND OFFICERS ACTING OVERLY AGGRESSIVE, WHO ARE ASSAULTING PEOPLE, PUSHING OLD MEN DOWN AND CRACKING THEIR SKULLS OPEN? I SEE EVERYTHING THAT YOU SEE, TOO, AND THEY'RE ALL DISGUSTING AND THEY'RE ALL UNACCEPTABLE. BUT WHEN WE HAVE BEEN OUT IN THESE FIELDS WITH THESE PROTESTS, OUR MEN AND WOMEN, VSO, THE ONES WHO ARE PROVIDING SERVICES TO YOU IN YOUR CITY, WE HAVE NOT BEEN ENGAGED IN ANY FORM OF EXCESSIVE FORCE; THAT'S IMPORTANT TO STATE.

I DON'T WANT TO GET US BLURRED INTO WHAT'S GOING ON ON A NATIONAL SCALE BECAUSE WE LOOK AT IT HERE AND WE'RE ALL SAYING IT'S INAPPROPRIATE AND WE WON'T ACCEPT IT IF IT HAPPENED HERE. AND I'VE MADE THAT CLEAR TO MY QRF TEAM.

I MADE IT CLEAR TO YOUR DISTRICT AND MY DISTRICT CHIEF.

SO WE'RE NOT HAVING THOSE ENCOUNTERS, BUT THERE'S ALWAYS GOING TO BE SOME FORM OF ENCOUNTERS WHERE THE PUBLIC DOESN'T AGREE WITH HOW A DEPUTY OR A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER IS ENGAGING WITH THEM ON IT.

THE THING THAT I ALWAYS TRY TO EXPRESS AND YOU AND I HAVE EVEN HAD THIS CONVERSATION ON SIDEBAR, EVEN IF YOU'RE ENGAGED IN SOMETHING WHERE A DEPUTY OR A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER IS IN THE WRONG, THE BEST ACTION IS TO COMPLY FOR THAT MOMENT AND MAKE SURE THAT YOU REPORT IT EFFECTIVELY, AND YOU GET IT UP TO THE NECESSARY CHANNELS, BECAUSE OFTENTIMES WHAT HAPPENS IS THERE BECOMES CONFLICT WHEN PEOPLE MAY EVEN KNOW, LEGAL MINDS, MAY KNOW THAT THAT IS A WRONG BEHAVIOR, BUT YOU'RE NOT GOING TO WIN THAT MOMENT OUT IN THE FIELD.

IT'S ONLY GOING TO AGITATE THE SITUATION EVEN MORE.

SO I THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT TO EXPRESS.

THE SECOND PART OF YOUR QUESTION THAT YOU BROUGHT UP WAS RELATED TO WHAT IS MY VIEW IN POLICING? THERE'S A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT CONCEPTS AS TO THE POLICING MODELS, WHETHER IT BE PROBLEM ORIENTED POLICING, COP, COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING MODELS.

THOSE ARE ALL HYBRIDS IN THIS PROCESS OF WHAT WE DO AND IN THIS PROFESSION.

BUT THE KEY ASPECT IS CHANGING THE MENTALITY OF WHAT HAS BEEN IMPLEMENTED FOR A LONG TIME IN THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT MUST TAKE ON THIS WARRIOR APPROACH AND DEFEND AT ALL COSTS.

INSTEAD, THE APPROACH AND THERE'S SOME TWENTY FIRST CENTURY POLICING MODELS THAT CAME OUT OF PRESIDENT OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, SOME VERY GOOD DOCUMENTS.

THE APPROACH SHOULD BE A GUARDIAN APPROACH.

AND THAT'S WHAT I'VE BEEN EMBEDDING HERE, IS THAT WE DON'T NEED TO HAVE FIFTEEN HUNDRED WARRIORS. THIS ISN'T A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY IN BROWARD COUNTY.

FOR ALL THE VIOLENCE THAT WE DO HAVE TO FACE, WHICH IS REALISTIC OUT HERE, I CAN TELL YOU , HAVING BEEN ON THESE STREETS AND CHASING AFTER PEOPLE, SHOOTING AT US, IT'S REAL.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, WE ANSWER ROUGHLY TWO POINT FIVE MILLION CALLS FOR SERVICE EVERY

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SINGLE YEAR, TWO POINT FIVE MILLION CALLS FOR SERVICE.

VERY FEW OF THOSE RESULT IN USE OF FORCE.

VERY FEW, BUT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT MAYBE ELEVEN HUNDRED, FOURTEEN HUNDRED, I'LL PULL THE NUMBERS AND GET THEM OVER TO YOUR OFFICE, BUT VERY FEW AND OUT OF THOSE FEW THAT HAVE SOME LEVEL USE OF FORCE, MEANING MAYBE SOMEONE TOOK SOMEONE DOWN TO THE GROUND, MAYBE SOMEONE SPRAYED SOMEONE WITH OC SPRAY.

OF THAT BATCH, WE LOOK AT THEM, LAST YEAR ALONE, I THINK WE HAVE ROUGHLY SIX USE OF FORCE CASES THAT WERE SUSTAINED.

I FIRED FOUR OF THEM. SO THE NUMBERS ARE NOT ASTRONOMICAL.

THE PROBLEM IS, IS WHAT WE ARE SEEING IN THIS MODERN DAY OF IPHONES AND GALAXY SEVEN AND GALAXY THIRTY FIVE, EVERYTHING IS CAPTURED ON CAMERA AND IT'S EXACERBATED WHAT'S PUT OUT IN THE MEDIA. AND IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S HAPPENING EVERY SINGLE SECOND, EVERY SINGLE DAY.

AND THAT'S PART OF THE PROBLEM THAT WE HAVE TO MITIGATE AS LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS, BECAUSE WE HAVE TO THAT THIS TRUST IS LOST WHERE EVERY TIME A VIDEO FOOTAGE IS SHOWN ON CAMERA. AND THE FIRST TIME YOU SEE AN OFFICER AFTER SEEING A VIDEO, THE PERCEPTION IS, IS HE OR SHE ONE OF THE BAD GUYS? THAT'S A TASK WE FACE DAILY.

AND I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO STOP ANY TIME SOON, BUT IT SHOULD BE THE MOTIVATING FACTOR FOR US TO DO GOOD ALL THE TIME, BECAUSE THE VERY FEW TIMES IT TURNS INTO 50 STATES PARTICIPATING IN A BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT IN 18 COUNTRIES, WE'VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE. THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT DIDN'T HAVE SUCH A GLOBAL EFFECT.

RIGHT, BUT I THINK THAT'S THE ACCUMULATION OF ABUSE THAT PEOPLE HAVE EXPERIENCED UNDER POLICE FOR MANY, MANY YEARS AND EXPLODED AFTER A CONSISTENT PATTERN OVER THREE MONTHS WITH AHMAUD ARBURY AND BREONNA TAYLOR AND THEN GEORGE FLOYD, THEN THE RAIDS JUST CAME OUT. AND YOU TALKED EARLIER ABOUT PUTTING SYSTEMS IN PLACE.

YOU TALKED EARLIER ABOUT PUTTING SYSTEMS IN PLACE.

AND IT'S GREAT TO HAVE THOSE SYSTEMS IN PLACE.

BUT IT'S NOT THE SYSTEMS, IT'S THE PEOPLE.

AND I'VE TALKED TO YOU AND I'VE TALKED TO OTHER POLICE CHIEFS AND SAID, LOOK, WE KNOW WHO THE BAD APPLES ARE, BUT WE CAN'T GET RID OF THEM BECAUSE OF THE UNION AND BECAUSE OF THAT PROCESS. AND FOR ME, THAT'S ANOTHER FIGHT THAT HAS HAPPENED ON THE STATE LEVEL WHERE THERE ARE CERTAIN ELEMENTS OF THE POLICE.

THERE'S SOME KIND OF POLICE POLICY, POLICE BILL OF RIGHTS THAT NEEDS TO BE CHANGED, THAT PROTECTS POLICE OFFICERS FROM BEING HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR BAD ACTIONS.

YOU'RE RIGHT. SOME OF THOSE FIGHTS ARE MUCH BIGGER THAN THIS OFFICE.

THERE'S LEGISLATIVE REFORM.

THERE'S A LOT OF DIFFERENT ELEMENTS THERE.

AND I TALK TO EVERY CHIEF OF POLICE ON OUR CONVERSATIONS WE HAVE HERE INSIDE OF THIS COUNTY AS WELL AS MIAMI, WE HAD A NICE DISCUSSION POINT WITH MIAMI, BROWARD AND I THINK SOME OF OUR MEMBERS IN WEST PALM BEACH.

AND YOU'RE HEARING THE SAME MESSAGE.

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHICH ADMINISTRATOR IT IS.

WE ALL HAVE TO HAVE THIS FIGHT WITH THE UNIONS.

IT'S INEVITABLE IT WILL HAPPEN.

BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, AT LEAST FOR ME, I DON'T HAVE THE RESTRICTIONS AND CONCERNS THAT SO MANY LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IN TERMS OF HOW MUCH CONTROL.

I HAVE FULL AUTONOMY AT THE END OF THIS, AS A CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICER, AS A SHERIFF AT THE END OF EVERY INTERNAL AFFAIRS INVESTIGATION TO MAKE THE DECISION AS TO WHAT THE DISCIPLINARY ACTION IS GOING TO BE.

SO THE BROWARD COUNTY SPENDS APPROXIMATELY FIVE HUNDRED AND FORTY MILLION DOLLARS ON VSO SERVICES. HOW DOES VSO MEASURE THE SUCCESS OR THE RETURN ON INVESTMENT FOR THAT SPEND? SO HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESSFUL POLICING? IS IT MORE ARRESTS IS KEEPING THE COMMUNITY SAFE? WHAT ARE THE METRICS THAT SAY WE HAD A SUCCESSFUL YEAR OR WE DIDN'T HAVE A SUCCESSFUL YEAR? WELL, I CAN TELL YOU THERE'S A MULTITUDE OF WAYS TO MEASURE IT, BUT ONE IN WHICH WE DON'T MEASURE IS BASED ON QUOTAS.

WE DON'T INCENTIVIZE ANY OF OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN LAW ENFORCEMENT TO GO OUT AND MAKE ARRESTS FOR THE SAKE OF PROMOTIONS.

WE DON'T INCENTIVIZE PEOPLE TO GO OUT AND MAKE ARRESTS FOR SAKE OF SALARY INCREASES.

WE DON'T HAVE THAT MODEL IN SOME CITIES DO HAVE INCENTIVES FOR ARREST IN TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT. AND THAT WILL BE SOMETHING THAT YOU WOULD ALSO HAVE TO NAVIGATE IF YOU CONTRACT OUTSIDE OF VSO AND GO TO YOUR OWN CITY IS THERE MAY BE AN INCENTIVE THAT A NEW ADMINISTRATION PUT IN PLACE WHERE THEY ARE GOING TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO DO TRAFFIC STOPS.

AND THIS IS WHERE RACIAL PROFILING ROLLS INTO PLAY.

THIS IS WHERE THE CONFLICT COMES INTO.

YOU'RE TRYING TO INCENTIVIZE AND THE WAY I'VE MEASURE THIS IS A COUPLE OF WAYS.

FROM THE BEGINNING, ARE WE AS REFLECTIVE OF THIS COMMUNITY, MEANING INTERNALLY, ARE WE HIRING? ARE WE EMPLOYING, ARE WE PROMOTING TO LOOK LIKE BROWARD COUNTY IN ALL SHAPES, FORMS AND FACETS, WHETHER IT BE BLACK, WHITE, HISPANIC, FEMALE, OUR LGBTQ COMMUNITY WHO HAVE OFTEN BEEN LEFT OUT OF THIS ORGANIZATION FROM AN EMPLOYMENT ASPECT, WE HAVE VERY FEW

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EMPLOYEES AND THE CULTURE IS TO NOT COME HERE BECAUSE IT'S THE OLD GOOD OLD BOY PROFESSION, WHICH ISN'T ACCEPTING OF THAT.

THAT'S A MEASURING GUIDELINE THAT I HAVE.

ARE WE REFLECTIVE? THE ANSWER IS YES.

ARE WE RECRUITING MORE IN A MINORITY COMMUNITY? YES. SECOND SIDE THAT I MEASURE, ARE WE USING THOSE MONEYS THAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT TO ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY AND DO THINGS TO UPLIFT IT AND HELP THOSE POPULATIONS THAT ARE SUBJECT TO POVERTY? BECAUSE POVERTY IS ALWAYS ASSOCIATED WITH CRIMINALITY.

AND SO WE CAN CHANGE THAT APPROACH AND USE MONEY INTO COMMUNITIES AND UPLIFT PEOPLE, THEN IT HELPS REDUCE PEOPLE GOING TO JAIL.

ARE WE ALSO BEING FAIR AND HOW WE IMPLEMENT BASELINE ARREST PROTOCOLS FOR MY MEN AND WOMEN? BECAUSE THERE HAS BEEN A AN ADULT CITATION AND A JUVENILE CITATION PROGRAM THAT WAS LAUNCHED BY THIS COUNTY SEVERAL YEARS AGO BEFORE I WAS IN THIS ADMINISTRATIVE ROLE.

AND WE AS AN ORGANIZATION HAVE NOT INSTITUTED AS MANY CIVIL CITATIONS FOR MISCELLANEOUS OFFENSES SPECIFICALLY THAT ARE COMMITTED BY MINORITIES.

THE NUMBERS ARE DISPROPORTIONATE.

THAT'S A FACT. SO I'M MEASURING THINGS OF SUBSTANCE IN TERMS OF HOW WE IMPACT THIS COMMUNITY. ARE WE GOING OUT AND DOING THE THINGS THAT WE TALKED ABOUT JUST HIGHLIGHTED AGAIN WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD SUPPORT TEAM WHERE WE'RE NOT WAITING TO GET CALLED, BUT WE ARE EXPLORING AND FINDING WAYS TO BE MORE SERVICE ORIENTED VERSUS THE TRADITIONAL PROTECT MODEL, RIGHT? PROTECT AND SERVE.

IT SHOULD BE SERVE AND PROTECT.

WE DO MORE SERVICE THAN WE DO PROTECTING ON A DAILY BASIS.

WE ANSWER MORE CALLS FOR--THEY'RE CALLS FOR SERVICE, NOT CALLS FOR PROTECTION.

AND I THINK A LOT OF THE DISCUSSION AROUND DEFENDING THE POLICE IS YOU GUYS TAKE ON TOO MANY CALLS. YOU GUYS ARE TAKING ON CALLS THAT YOU SHOULDN'T BE TAKING ON.

A FRIEND OF MINE WHO JUST BECAME A FORT LAUDERDALE POLICE OFFICER.

HE SAID MOST OF THE CALLS YOU GET ARE DOMESTIC ARE NOT VIOLENT.

THEY'RE JUST I CAN'T CONTROL MY KID.

I'M HAVING ISSUES WITH MY WIFE.

THOSE ARE SOCIAL SERVICE CALLS THAT POLICE OFFICERS PROBABLY CAN HANDLE.

AND MAYBE IF SOME OF THOSE FUNDS ARE REDIRECTED TO MORE SOCIAL SERVICES THAN POLICE OFFICERS CAN FOCUS ON, THE VIOLENT CRIMES, THE RAPES, THE CRIMINALS, THINGS OF THAT NATURE. BUT I'M GLAD YOU MENTIONED THE INCENTIVE THAT SOME POLICE OFFICERS HAVE TO TICKET. AND THEN YOU ALSO TALKED ABOUT DIVERSITY, BUT DIVERSITY DOESN'T ALWAYS HELP.

SO THERE WAS AN ARTICLE IN NEW YORK TIMES THEY TALKED ABOUT THE FIRST TIME GEORGE FLOYD WAS ARRESTED. HE WAS ARRESTED BY A BLACK POLICE OFFICER FOR BUYING OR DOING A TEN DOLLAR DRUG TRANSACTION.

AND THEY OFFERED HIM TWO YEARS IN JAIL.

HE SETTLED FOR 10 MONTHS IN JAIL.

TURNS OUT MANY YEARS LATER, ALMOST 15 YEARS LATER, THAT WAS A CROOKED POLICE OFFICER WHO HAD SET UP MANY PEOPLE.

ABOUT 150 CASES WERE THROWN OUT, INCLUDING GEORGE FLOYD'S CASE.

AND THIS OFFICER IS NOW BEING INDICTED FOR MURDER BECAUSE HE LIED ON SOME INFORMANTS AND HE LIED ABOUT GETTING A NO KNOCK WARRANT.

AND HE GOT NO KNOCK WARRANT AND WENT TO SOME NAVY VETERANS HOUSE.

ALL SIX OFFICERS ENDED UP GETTING SHOT; NONE GOT KILLED BUT HIM AND HIS OFFICERS ENDED UP KILLING THIS NAVY VETERAN, HIS WIFE AND HIS DOG.

AND THEY WERE COMPLETELY INNOCENT.

AND SO, YEAH, IT'S GREAT TO HAVE DIVERSITY, BUT SOMETIMES THAT DIVERSE OFFICER GETS LOST IN THE CULTURE OF BLUE AND ENDS UP BEING A CRIMINAL IN BLUE.

AND THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT OFFICER.

AND YOU CAN FIND THAT ARTICLE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES.

AND SO IT'S REALLY THE CULTURE OF POLICING THAT HAS TO CHANGE, NOT JUST BRINGING IN THE DIVERSE OFFICERS AND OFTENTIMES THE DIVERSE OFFICERS DON'T DO ANYTHING.

IT WAS GREAT TO SEE THE FORT LAUDERDALE POLICE OFFICER WHO HAPPENED TO BE A WOMAN STEP UP AND DISCIPLINE THAT ONE OFFICER WHO ACTUALLY SET OFF THAT RIOT IN FORT LAUDERDALE.

BUT WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THE SYSTEMS, THAT OFFICER ALSO HAD A HISTORY OF ABUSE, OF PULLING OUT HIS GUN FAR TOO OFTEN.

AND SO THAT'S WHY IT'S GREAT TO HAVE THE SYSTEM.

BUT HIS RECORD WAS ALREADY KNOWN AND NOTHING WAS BEING DONE ABOUT IT.

SURE. YOU KNOW, YOU TALKED ABOUT SOME OF THE POLICE REFORM STUFF AND REALLOCATION OF FUNDING. AND I WANT TO JUST EXPAND YOUR THOUGHT PROCESS ON THIS, BECAUSE IT'S, AGAIN, WE ARE LOSING FOCUS ON HOW MANY OTHER SERVICES WE PROVIDE.

YOU TALK ABOUT SO MANY CALLS ARE DOMESTIC ORIENTED AND WE NEED TO HAVE MORE SOCIAL SERVICES TYPE OF SERVICES THAT WILL GO UP AND ANSWER CERTAIN CALLS THAT ARE NOT REALLY POLICE TYPE CALLS.

RIGHT. WE DO THAT.

OUR CHILD PROTECTIVE INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES ANSWERED THOUSANDS OF CALLS EVERY YEAR.

OUR CIT SPECIALISTS ARE GOING OUT TO HELP AND EVALUATE PEOPLE WHO SUFFER FROM MENTAL HEALTH ORDERS. ARE HOMELESS DIVISION, WHICH WE HAD GOES OUT AND HELP FEED AND TRY TO HELP PEOPLE IN TERMS OF GETTING BACK TO THEIR FAMILIES ENGAGEMENT, GETTING THEM OFF THE STREET, GETTING THEM EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES.

BUT A LOT OF THIS IS NEVER TALKED ABOUT.

A LOT OF THESE THINGS ARE LOST.

YOU TALK ABOUT A CULTURAL CHANGE.

YOU ARE SPOT ON THAT A CULTURAL CHANGE WAS NEEDED HERE.

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AND I BROUGHT IN AN ENTIRE NEW CULTURE OF ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY, A WHOLE NEW CULTURE OF NOT MISMANAGING TAXPAYERS FUNDS AND CREATING A GOOD OLD BOY SYSTEM HERE WITH MILLIONS OF DOLLARS WERE PAID IN SALARIES TO TAKE CARE OF FRIENDS, BUT NOT MILLIONS OF DOLLARS SPENT IN THIS COMMUNITY TO TAKE CARE OF THE PEOPLE WE SERVE.

THAT IS A CULTURAL CHANGE.

IT'S A CULTURAL CHANGE THAT--I INTERVIEW EVERY SINGLE PERSON ON THE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE--THAT HAS NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE.

I'VE SET MY EXPECTATION FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE GOING TO SERVE ON THIS COMMITTEE AS AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT'S MY SIGNATURE AND IT GOES ON THE LINE.

AND SO IF THE CULTURE IF THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT MY EXPECTATIONS ARE, THEY ARE NOT FITTING FOR THE CULTURE IN WHICH I'M ESTABLISHING.

THE CULTURE ALSO HAVE TO RESONATE IN LEADERSHIP.

SO THAT YOUR DISTRICT CHIEF, JEFF, UNDERSTANDS WHAT MY ZERO TOLERANCE APPROACH IS ON ABUSE. FAILURE TO COMPLY.

AND ALSO THAT SERVICE IS OUR PRIORITY AND NOT THE WARRIOR MINDSET OF GO OUT AND LET'S DO THE HOLLYWOOD POLICING MODEL.

ALL RIGHT. LET'S JUMP OUT THE CAR AND TACKLE SOMEBODY.

HAPPENS ON RARE OCCASION.

AND I WILL SAY I DISAGREE WITH THE NOTION THAT DIVERSITY DOESN'T MATTER.

IT'S NOT TRUE. I'M NOT SAYING IT DOESN'T.

I'M NOT SAYING IT DOESN'T. I'LL EXPAND ON WHAT I THINK YOU WERE SAYING IS THAT DIVERSITY MATTERS WHEN IT'S THE RIGHT PEOPLE, RIGHT, THAT ARE BEING EMPLOYED.

SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT MOST PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE HERE ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION, OUT OF THE ROUGHLY FIFTEEN HUNDRED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS THAT SERVE IN THE SWORN CAPACITY ROLE, LESS THAN A THIRD OF THEM LIVE IN BROWARD COUNTY.

LESS THAN A THIRD, AND SO OUR NEW RECRUITMENT PRACTICES IS TO RECRUIT FROM WITHIN BROWARD COUNTY TO HIRE THE PEOPLE THAT GREW UP HERE, TO HIRE THE PEOPLE OF THAT DIVERSE POPULATION OF HISPANICS AND BLACKS AND WHITES AND SO ON AND SO FORTH.

BUT THEY ALSO HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THE COUNTY AND WHO BETTER TO HIRE THAN THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN RAISED HERE AND BORN HERE, BECAUSE WHEN THEY COMMUNICATE IN LAUDERHILL, IT'S A DIFFERENT CONVERSATION.

WHEN THEY TALK TO PEOPLE IN TAMARAC, IT'S A DIFFERENT CONVERSATION BECAUSE THEY UNDERSTAND IT AND THEY'RE INVESTED HERE.

THEY LIVE HERE. THEIR FAMILIES ARE HERE.

SO DIVERSITY DOES MATTER.

THE COMMUNITY NEEDS TO SEE PEOPLE THAT LOOK LIKE THEM, BUT THEY ALSO NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE CULTURAL DYNAMICS THAT EXIST INSIDE OF EVERY SINGLE CITY BECAUSE IT'S NOT A COOKIE CUTTER APPROACH. THE CULTURAL ISSUES IN WESTERN TOTALLY DIFFERENT THAN WHAT'S GOING ON IN LAUDERHILL. YOU FOLLOW WHAT I MEAN, SO I THINK WE AGREE ON THAT SIDE OF IT AND.

BUT IT'S ALSO VERY SPECIFIC TO WHO'S COMING IN.

ABSOLUTELY. BUT I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS THAT ALSO SHOULD BE EXPLORED IS RESIDENTS OF A PARTICULAR COMMUNITY. THERE SHOULD BE POLICE OFFICERS WHO ARE RESIDENTS OF THAT COMMUNITY. AND MY PARTICULAR COMMUNITY, THERE'S A COUPLE OF VSO CARS THERE, ONE FROM POMPANO, ONE FROM ANOTHER CITY.

THERE'S A MIRAMAR RESIDENT IN MY CITY.

AND MY QUESTION IS, WHERE OF THE TAMRAC POLICE OFFICERS? HOW COME THEY'RE NOT LIVING IN THE COMMUNITY? BUT I THINK THAT JUST NEEDS TO BE A GREATER CONVERSATION THAT'S NOT BIG ENOUGH FOR THIS PLATFORM THAT WE HAVE HERE TODAY ABOUT, YOU KNOW, ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT POLICE OFFICERS TRULY PROTECT AND SERVE.

BECAUSE I WAS IN A SITUATION THAT YOU WERE IN WHEN I WAS 14 YEARS OLD, WHERE SOMEBODY IN THE STREET PULLED A GUN OUT ON ME AND I HAD TO USE MY STREET SMARTS AND GET OUT OF THAT SITUATION. BUT THERE WERE NO POLICE OFFICERS TO PROTECT ME.

AND I NEVER FILED A POLICE REPORT BECAUSE WHAT WERE THEY GOING TO DO? COME, FILE A REPORT, DO AN INVESTIGATION AND KIDS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARE GOING TO KNOW THAT I'M THE GUY THAT CALLED THE POLICE AND THAT MAKES ME LOOK WEAKER.

AND SO WHERE ARE THE POLICE IN THOSE SITUATIONS? BECAUSE MOST TIMES THEY COME AFTER THE FACT, BUT THE PATROLS ARE NOT THERE IN THE HIGH CRIME AREAS WHERE WE KNOW THERE'S CRIME.

SO WHY ISN'T THE FOCUS THERE? I MEAN, HONESTLY, WE DON'T NEED THAT MANY POLICE OFFICERS IN WEST END AND IN TAMARAC.

WE KNOW WHERE THE CRIME HAPPENS.

THAT'S NOT--GO AHEAD.

NO, NO, NO. YOU BRING--IT SOUNDS LIKE WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING SOME SIDEBAR PHONE CONVERSATIONS. I KNOW WE'RE EATING UP A LOT OF TIME, BUT I WILL SAY YOU SAY, WHERE ARE THEY? LAST YEAR, WE LOST AN INITIATIVE TO GET OUR DEPUTIES OUT OF THE CARS AND GET THEM ENGAGED ON FOOT PATROL.

AND A LOT OF PEOPLE WAS ADVERSE TO THAT.

THEY SAID SHERIFF, IT'S NOT GOING TO WORK.

IT'S HOT IN FLORIDA. NO ONE'S GOING TO WANT TO GET OUT THE CAR AND TALK TO THE COMMUNITY.

IT'S ONLY GOING TO BE A PROBLEM.

WHAT WE LOST JUST IN AUGUST OF TWENTY NINETEEN FROM AUGUST TWENTY NINETEEN TO NOW, OUR COUNTY, OUR DEPUTIES GOT OUT OF THEIR CARS, ENGAGED WITH THE COMMUNITY, BUILT BETTER RELATIONSHIPS. SIXTEEN THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY TIMES.

SIXTEEN THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY.

IN TAMARAC, ONE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED AND THIRTY SIX TIMES ACCOUNTED FOR TAMARAC.

TAMARAC WAS IN OUR LEADERBOARD OF ALL OF OUR CITIES.

SO THE MEN AND WOMEN THAT ARE IN YOUR DISTRICT HAS BEEN OUT OF THEIR CARS.

THE SECOND MOST OUT OF ANY OTHER CITY, YOU SHOULD BE PROUD OF THAT.

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I THINK THAT'S GREAT. AND I THINK IT SHOWS THAT, YOU KNOW, SOME POLICE OFFICERS ARE BEING PROACTIVE. THEY DO BELIEVE IN COMMUNITY RELATIONS AND THEY USE THEIR DISCRETION TO MAKE GOOD JUDGMENT CALLS ON WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN TO SOMEONE.

BUT THE ATLANTA INCIDENT WITH RASHAD BROOKS, WHERE HE CLEARLY COOPERATED FOR TWENTY SIX MINUTES, HE CLEARLY DID NOT WANT TO GO TO JAIL--.

THAT IS NOT TAMARAC.

IF YOU DON'T MIND, COMMISSIONER, SHERIFF, I'M GOING TO BE REELING THIS BACK IN.

THERE'S PLENTY OF CONVERSATION WE CAN HAVE ON JULY 7TH FROM FIVE TO SIX THIRTY WHERE OUR SHERIFF AND OUR CAPTAIN WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE COMMUNITY TO HAVE MORE QUESTIONS WITH THEM. I KNOW THE SHERIFF HAS TO GO SHORTLY.

SO, COMMISSIONER, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

BUT IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS SPECIFIC FOR HERE--.

GIVE ME A CALL ALSO. YEAH, IF THE TWO OF YOU GENTLEMEN CAN TALK OFFLINE, THE WOULD BE GREAT. I KNOW COMMISSIONER FISHMAN HAD A QUICK FOLLOW UP AND THEN I KNOW YOU HAVE TO GO SOON. SO IF COMMISSIONER GELIN, DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING FURTHER SPECIFIC FOR TAMARAC RIGHT NOW? NOTHING FURTHER.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER FISHMAN. JUST REAL QUICK, I WANTED TO GO BACK TO THE CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING PORTION OF THIS.

HOW MUCH TRAINING DO INDIVIDUAL OFFICERS THAT ARE ACTUALLY OUT ON THE BEAT, NOT THE ADMINISTRATION, BUT THE ACTUAL OFFICERS GET ON THAT? AND WHAT TYPE OF TRAINING DO THEY GET OR TO HELP THEM WITH CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING? YEAH, SURE. ONE OF THE THINGS I'VE KNOWN EARLY ON THE LAW ENFORCEMENT IS THAT AFTER WE COMPLETE OUR TRAINING, OUR MINIMUM STATE REQUIREMENT'S THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT CERTIFICATION, ROUGHLY SEVEN HUNDRED SIXTY HOURS, THERE'S A VERY SMALL BLOCK IN THERE ABOUT CULTURAL AWARENESS AND TRAINING, MAYBE A DAY, MAX OR SO, THAT THAT TRAINING MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THE ENTIRE CURRICULUM WITH SEVEN HUNDRED PLUS HOURS.

AND QUITE FRANKLY, IT'S NOT ENOUGH.

SPECIFICALLY, WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HOW DIVERSE BROWARD COUNTY IS.

AND SO AS AN AGENCY, WE HAD IMPLEMENTED CULTURAL AWARENESS TRAINING ON AN ANNUAL BASIS.

BUT EVEN THAT WAS NOT SIGNIFICANT TO WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO MITIGATE IN TERMS OF THE CONFLICTS THAT ARE TRADITIONALLY HELD AMONG LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY.

AND SO LAST YEAR WHEN I CAME IN, I WAS MADE AWARE OF A RACIAL EQUITY AND IMPLICIT BIAS TRAINING PROGRAM THAT WAS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE COUNTY.

IN THE ORGANIZATION, MY PREDECESSOR IGNORED IT.

HE DIDN'T SEE THE IMPORTANCE BEHIND IT.

BUT FOR ME, BEING A BLACK MAN GROWING UP AND UNDERSTANDING THAT CONFLICT EXISTS, IT GENUINELY EXISTS.

I INVESTED A HALF A MILLION DOLLARS INTO THIS PROGRAM TO ENSURE THAT ALL OF OUR DEPUTIES GO THROUGH THIS RACIAL EQUITY AND IMPLICIT BIAS TRAINING.

AFTER MR. FLOYD'S MURDER.

I CHALLENGE EVERY SINGLE CHIEF OF POLICE TO GET INVOLVED BECAUSE I FELT AS THOUGH IT WOULD ONLY BE EFFECTIVE IF THE ENTIRE COUNTY IS DOING THIS BECAUSE CORAL SPRINGS IS ONE OF YOUR NEIGHBORING CITIES, IF THEIR OFFICERS ARE NOT GOING TO THIS TRAINING IN CONFLICT EVOLVE AS A FAILED COMMUNICATION IN OUR CULTURAL AWARENESS AND THEN A RIOT ENSUES, WELL, MY MEN AND WOMEN ARE GOING TO CORAL SPRINGS.

THAT'S JUST PART OF THAT MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT THAT I EXPLAINED TO COMMISSIONER GELIN.

WE WOULD HAVE TO COME UP THERE AND ASSIST.

SO MY ARGUMENT WAS, IF WE ARE GOING TO ASSIST AND DO ALL THESE JOINT TRAININGS FOR SWAT OPERATION, FOR RIOT CONTROL, FOR ACTIVE SHOOTER AND RESCUES, WHY WOULD WE NOT DO A JOINT TRAINING FOR RACIAL EQUITY AND IMPLICIT BIAS TRAINING, WHICH REALLY BENEFITS THIS ENTIRE COMMUNITY.

AND I BASICALLY GOT THEM ON BOARD.

THEY AGREED TO IT. I WENT FROM FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND TO FOUR MILLION DOLLARS TO LAUNCH THIS PROGRAM AND ENSURE THAT MUNICIPALS WOULD NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE INITIAL BURDEN OF TRYING TO DEVELOP THIS PROGRAM FOR THEIR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.

AND AGAIN, FROM A COUNTY STANDPOINT, WE SHOULD BE VERY PROUD OF THAT BECAUSE WE WILL BE THE FIRST COUNTY IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA WHERE EVERY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER HAS GONE THROUGH RACIAL EQUITY AND IMPLICIT BIAS TRAINING.

I THINK WE CAN BE A BENCHMARK NOT JUST FOR BROWARD COUNTY, BUT FOR OUR OTHER SIXTY SIX COUNTIES PROBABLY SHOULD BE DOING.

I APPRECIATE THAT AND I'D LIKE TO TALK TO YOU OFFLINE ABOUT A SITUATION THAT I WAS MADE AWARE OF YESTERDAY, WHERE THERE NEEDS TO BE SOME POSSIBLY SOME ADDITIONAL TRAINING OF OFFICERS. ALL RIGHT, GREAT.

GIVE ME A CALL. THANKS SHERIFF.

COMMISSIONER GALLANT HAS ONE MORE OR POSSIBLY TWO MORE, ANOTHER COMMENT.

WE KNOW YOU HAVE A TIME CONSTRAINT.

ONE MORE QUESTION. THERE WAS AN ARTICLE AND A STUDY DONE IN THE ATLANTIC MAGAZINE, AND IT TALKED ABOUT THE FACT THAT THERE ARE MORE POLICE SHOOTINGS IN STATES AND CITIES WHERE THERE'S A HIGHER LEVEL OF GUN OWNERSHIP.

DOES VSO OR IS THERE AN AGENCY THAT TRACKS THE NUMBER OF GUN OWNERS IN A CITY?

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BECAUSE THE STUDIES SHOW THAT WHEN POLICE OFFICERS ARE IN A CITY OR STATE WHERE THEY KNOW THERE'S A HIGH LEVEL OF GUN OWNERSHIP, THEY'RE MORE APT TO PULL THEIR EYES OUT BECAUSE THEY KNOW THERE'S A REALISTIC FEAR THAT A PERSON THAT THEY'RE STOPPING POTENTIALLY HAS A WEAPON. I HAVEN'T READ THE REPORT, BUT I CAN TELL YOU WE DO NOT HAVE ANY NATIONAL REGISTRY OR STATE REGISTRY FOR WHO OWNS FIREARMS OF THE STATE, DOESN'T HAVE ANY TYPE OF REQUIREMENT FOR THAT, NOR DOES THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

AND SO IT'S ALWAYS SUBJECTIVE AS TO HOW MANY FIREARM OWNERS ARE ACTUALLY IN BROWARD COUNTY, HOW MANY WEAPONS THEY POSSESS PER HOUSEHOLD.

THOSE THINGS ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO BE REPORTED.

BUT MAYBE THAT'S SOMETHING AS YOU TAKE ON LEGISLATIVE CHALLENGES THAT SHOULD BE DONE.

ALL RIGHT. OK, THANK YOU.

SHERIFF, I'M GOING TO SAY THANK YOU FOR ANSWERING ALL OUR QUESTIONS AND SHARING WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN DOING FOR THE PAST 18 MONTHS.

I KNOW WE'VE HAD A LOT OF CONVERSATIONS OFFLINE, AND APPRECIATE YOUR COMING HERE TODAY.

WE KNOW THAT THERE'S MORE TRAINING AND MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES TO BE LOOKED AT.

YOU'RE ON TOP OF IT FOR THE POLICIES AND WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY TO MAKE SURE THAT THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER.

SO WE DO APPRECIATE THAT VERY MUCH.

APPRECIATE YOUR SERVICE AND THAT OF ALL YOUR VSO TEAM WHO'VE BEEN HELPING OUT WITH COMMUNITY, CHRISTIAN, KOREAN, UNITED METHODIST CHURCH AND CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER, WHICH THERE OVER THERE RIGHT NOW WITH FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS.

AND WE KNOW WE'RE GOING TO BE GOING THROUGH JULY.

SO THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH FOR ALL THAT YOU'RE DOING IN OUR COMMUNITY.

AND JUST APPRECIATE THAT WE WILL CONTINUE THIS CONVERSATION FOR QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMUNITY AND EVEN FROM OUR COMMISSION, WHICH WILL BE AGAIN ON TUESDAY, JULY 7TH, 5-6:30PM. AND IT'LL BE A ZOOM PLATFORM.

WE'LL GET ALL THAT INFORMATION OUT TO EVERYBODY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO THINGS CAN BE SAFE. GOOD TO SEE YOU.

EXCELLENT. THANK YOU ALL.

HAVE A GOOD ONE. AND SAM, GO EAGLES.

GO EAGLES.

THANK YOU, EVERYBODY.

WE'RE NOW GOING TO MOVE ON TO ACTUALLY PROCLAMATIONS.

AND AT THIS TIME, DUE TO TIME FRAME, I'M JUST GOING TO READ THE TITLES INTO THE RECORD FORUM AND WE WILL MAKE SURE THAT WE SEND THEM OUT TO THE INDIVIDUALS.

PROCLAMATION FOR CENTENARIAN CELESTE DOMíNGUEZ, PROCLAMATION FOR CENTENARIAN NORMAN

[b. Proclamation - Centenarian Celeste Dominguez Requested by Commissioner Gelin]

[c. Proclamation - Centenarian Norman Stark Requested by Mayor Gomez]

STARK. PROCLAMATION FOR LUKE

[d. Proclamation - Luc Courell Requested by Tamarac Fire Department Battalion Chief Eric Viveros]

[e. Proclamation - Celebrating Juneteenth Requested by Mayor Gomez]

PROCLAMATION, CELEBRATING LGBTQ PRIDE MONTH.

[f. Proclamation - LGBTQ Pride Month Requested by Mayor Gomez]

SO ON THAT NOTE, WE WILL NOW MOVE RIGHT OVER TO OUR COMMISSION REPORTS.

VICE MAYOR BOLTON, YOU'RE UP.

[a. Vice Mayor Bolton ( Part 1 of 2)]

THANK YOU, MADAM, HERE, AND THANK YOU TO SHERIFF TONY FOR HIS PRESENTATION THIS MORNING.

JUST REAL QUICK, BECAUSE I KNOW TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE.

IF LEVENT WOULD JUST TAKE ME OFF OF THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN, THAT WOULD BE AWESOME.

THE CAPTIONS ARE COMING OVER MY FACE AND I DON'T LIKE IT.

SO I HAD A MEETING WITH REPRESENTATIVE WE TALKED ABOUT RACIAL EQUITY AND RACISM AS WELL AS POLICE BRUTALITY.

THAT WAS A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO.

ALSO, JUNETEENTH WAS A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO AS WELL.

I HAD A MEETING WITH THE BROWARD BLACK ELECTED OFFICIALS LED BY OUR COUNTY MAYOR, DALE HOLNESS. AND SO THERE WE TALKED ABOUT JUST HOW IMPORTANT JUNETEENTH IS, AS WELL AS THE STATE OF BLACK BROWARD.

AND OF COURSE, I SPENT JUNETEENTH EDUCATING THE COMMUNITY AS WELL, TALKING JUST HOW MUCH JUNETEENTH IS IMPORTANT, THE HISTORY.

AND THAT'S IT.

I WILL FOREGO THE REST OF MY NOTES BECAUSE OF TIME CONSTRAINTS.

I WILL ASK OUR RESIDENTS TO CHECK OUT MY FACEBOOK PAGE IT IS FACEBOOK DOT COM FORWARD SLASH COMMISSIONER MARLON BOLTON.

THERE YOU'LL FIND LOTS OF EXCITING POSTS AND THE THINGS THAT I'M DOING IN THE COMMUNITY AND MY CELL PHONE NUMBER PERSONAL IS NINE FIVE FOUR TWO SEVEN FIVE THREE EIGHT FIVE ZERO.

AND EVERYONE CAN ALSO REACH ME AT MY OFFICE AT NINE FIVE FOUR FIVE NINE SEVEN THREE FOUR SIX THREE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MAYOR, AND YIELD.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE ARE NOW GOING TO COMMISSIONER GELIN.

[b. Commissioner Gelin]

COMMISSIONER GELIN. YOU'RE MUTED.

GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE. OVER THE LAST, I GUESS, A MONTH OR SO OR A FEW WEEKS, I ATTENDED THE TARAVELLA HIGH SCHOOL DRIVE-BY GRADUATION.

SO, YOU KNOW, THE STUDENTS THERE AND THE CITY OFFICIALS THERE DID THE MOST THEY COULD TO EMBRACE AND CELEBRATE THE STUDENTS AND THEIR GRADUATION.

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I ALSO ATTENDED BOYD ANDERSON, HIGH SCHOOL DRIVE-BY GRADUATION.

ONCE AGAIN, PEOPLE MAKING THE MOST OUT OF A DIFFICULT SITUATION, HAVING A NON TRADITIONAL GRADUATION AND JUST CONTINUE TO BE AVAILABLE FOR RESIDENTS VIA EMAIL AND OTHER CHANNELS.

AND JUST WANT TO GO BACK TO EXPRESSING MY DISAPPOINTMENT IN THIS COMMISSION FOR NOT SIGNING ON TO THE RESOLUTION DENOUNCING WHITE SUPREMACY BECAUSE IT WAS AFFILIATED WITH TRUMP ADMINISTRATION.

AND I THINK WE ALL HEARD THE NEWS, HOW FACEBOOK BANNED SOME ADS THAT WERE CONSIDERABLY RACIST AND OFFENSIVE TO THE JEWISH COMMUNITY.

AND IF MARK ZUCKERBERG DID NOT--IF HE EMBRACED THE STANCE OF TAMARAC AND SAID, OH, I DON'T WANT TO BE POLITICAL, THEN HE WOULD HAVE ALLOWED THOSE OFFENSIVE REMARKS TO REMAIN.

AND THAT'S WHERE THIS COMMISSION REALLY NEEDS TO BE MORE COURAGEOUS AND BOLD AND CALL OUT HATRED FOR EXACTLY WHAT IT IS.

AND RIGHT NOW, THERE ARE SEVERAL ADVERTISERS THAT ARE PULLING ADS OFF FACEBOOK UNTIL THEY ARE MORE AGGRESSIVE ABOUT REMOVING HATEFUL SPEECH FROM THEIR PLATFORM.

AND THAT'S THE STANCE THAT WE ALL NEED TO TAKE, ESPECIALLY AS ELECTED OFFICIAL.

SO WITH THAT, I CLOSE. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

[c. Commissioner Fishman]

THANK YOU. I WANTED TO BRIEFLY DISCUSS TWO OF THE US SUPREME COURT DECISIONS THAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK. THE FIRST WAS BOSTOCK VERSUS CLAY COUNTY, GEORGIA, WHERE THE SUPREME COURT SAID THAT PEOPLE CANNOT BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BASED ON SEX AS DEFINED IN TITLE SEVEN OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT, AND THAT IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST A PERSON FOR BEING HOMOSEXUAL OR TRANSGENDER WITHOUT DISCRIMINATING AGAINST THAT INDIVIDUAL BASED ON SEX. AND THE OTHER ONE WAS THE DECISION.

AND IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT DOCKET IS, IT IS THE DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS.

THIS PROTECTS OUR IMMIGRANTS THAT CAME TO THE COUNTRY ILLEGALLY AS CHILDREN.

THEY DIDN'T HAVE ANY DECISION MAKING PROCESS FOR THAT.

AND THE SUPREME COURT SAID THAT THE-- I HAVE A STATEMENT FROM HISPANIC COMMUNITY AND WHAT THEY SAID WAS, WE APPLAUD TODAY'S SUPREME COURT DECISION STRIKING DOWN THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION'S CHALLENGE TO END DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS AND IN DOING SO HAS EXTENDED THE LIFELINE FOR SIX HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND LAW ABIDING YOUNG PEOPLE WHO RELY ON THAT ACTION TO LIVE AND WORK LEGALLY IN THIS COUNTRY.

BUT WE REMIND EVERYONE DACA WAS INTENDED AS A TEMPORARY FIX AND WE CALL ON CONGRESS TO ACT ON COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM.

THERE WERE ALSO A COUPLE DECISIONS MADE AT THE COUNTY LEVEL THROUGH OUR COUNTY COMMISSION.

AND I KNOW THAT OUR ESTEEMED CITY ATTORNEY WILL BE BRINGING THOSE UP IN HIS REMARKS.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

BEFORE WE MOVE ON TO COMMISSIONER PLACKO, COMMISSIONER BOLTON HAS ONE MORE COMMENT THAT

[a. Vice Mayor Bolton (Part 2 of 2)]

HE WISHES TO INCLUDE IN HIS REPORT OR SOMETHING TO INCLUDE IN HIS REPORT.

COMMISSIONER, BOLTON, VICE MAYOR. THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

I'M JUST VERY TROUBLED AT WHAT COMMISSIONER GELIN SAID IN HIS REPORT, THAT WE DID NOT SUPPORT THE RESOLUTION DENOUNCING WHITE SUPREMACY.

AND HE ALLUDED TO SAYING THAT THE CITY IS JUST LIKE FACEBOOK.

WELL, THAT IS NOT NECESSARILY TRUE.

AND BOTH OF HIS COMMENTS ARE NOT TRUE.

AND JUST FOR THE RECORD, THE LAST MEETING THAT WE HAD TALKED ABOUT DENOUNCING WHITE SUPREMACY, WE DID NOT TAKE ACTION.

WE SIMPLY TABLED THE ITEM.

AND THE COMMISSIONER GELIN WENT ON A FACEBOOK SOCIAL MEDIA RAMPAGE AND DISTORTED OUR REPUTATIONS BY TELLING PEOPLE THAT WE DID NOT SUPPORT HIS RESOLUTION DENOUNCING WHITE SUPREMACY. AND THAT IS NOT TRUE.

THE ITEM WAS TABLED BY ME BECAUSE COMMISSIONER GELIN WAS MAKING THE RESOLUTION POLITICAL.

WE ARE NOT FACEBOOK.

WE ARE A MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT.

WE REPRESENT PEOPLE WHO ARE DEMOCRATS, REPUBLICANS, NPAS AND EVERYBODY IN BETWEEN.

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FACEBOOK IS A BUSINESS AND THE CITY IS SIMPLY NOT FACEBOOK.

SO FOR HIM TO SAY THAT WE DID NOT SUPPORT DENOUNCING WHITE SUPREMACY, THAT IS JUST ABSURD. AND I DO NOT APPRECIATE IT.

COMMISSIONER GELIN UNDERSTANDS THAT AT THE LAST MEETING, THE VERY MEETING, BUT THAT HE SAID THAT WE DID NOT SUPPORT WHITE SUPREMACY.

IT WAS IN THAT SAME MEETING THAT EVERY SINGLE PERSON, INCLUDING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY ATTORNEY, STATED THAT BLACK LIVES MATTER AND STATING THAT BLACK LIVES MATTER DOES NOT MEAN THAT ALL LIVES DON'T MATTER.

IT SIMPLY MEANS THAT ALL LIVES MATTER, BUT BLACK LIVES HAVE TO MATTER FOR ALL LIVES TO MATTER. AND SO I DO NOT APPRECIATE COMMISSIONER GELIN'S REMARKS.

I THINK THAT THEY ARE VERY MUCH ANGRY COMMENTS AND IT FEELS LIKE HE IS BULLYING THE COMMISSION INTO MAKING DECISIONS THAT WE FEEL AT LEAST I CAN SPEAK FOR MYSELF THAT I FEEL IS NOT RIGHT FOR THE COMMUNITY.

YOU KNOW, I DO UNDERSTAND HOW SOMEBODY FEELS WHEN THEY ARE NOT SUPPORTED IN A MANNER, BUT WE CANNOT BE CHILDISH AND GO ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND JUST, YOU KNOW, UTTERING PURE LIES.

YOU KNOW, THE RESOLUTION DID NOT GO THROUGH BECAUSE IT WAS TABLED FOR A DIFFERENT TIME AND FOR DIFFERENT MOMENT.

THIS IS NOT A DISPARAGING COMMISSIONER GELIN'S CHARACTER.

I THINK HE IS A GREAT GUY.

BUT HE MISSED THE POINT AND HE MISSED THE MARK ON THAT PIECE OF ITEM AT HE LAST MEETING, I THINK HE SENT THE WRONG MESSAGE TO THE COMMUNITY.

AND SO I REALLY HOPE THAT THE COMMUNITY DOES NOT BELIEVE THE POST THAT HE MADE.

I BELIEVE THAT THIS COMMISSION, JUST LIKE IRRESOLUTION WOULD DO, WHICH ARE MERE WORDS, JUST TAKING A STANCE THAT WE DO NOT SUPPORT WHITE SUPREMACY IN OUR COMMUNITY.

AND I FEEL THAT WHAT WE DID AT OUR LAST COMMISSION MEETING WAS ENOUGH.

SO TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE LISTENING TO COMMISSIONER GELIN SAYING THAT WE DID NOT SUPPORT THAT, AT LEAST FOR ME, I DENOUNCE WHITE SUPREMACY.

I DO NOT SUBSCRIBE TO THE BELIEFS OF INSTITUTIONALIZED RACISM OR ANY TYPE OF RACISM FOR THAT MATTER. WE DENOUNCE IT, AT LEAST I DENOUNCE IT.

AND SO I JUST DON'T THINK THAT IS FAIR FOR HIM TO MAKE THAT COMMENT.

THAT IS ALL I HAVE. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU. AND I'M GOING TO PUT A PIN IN IT.

COMMISSIONER GELIN. I KNOW YOU WANT TO RETALIATE OR SPEAK BACK, BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO GO THERE RIGHT NOW. THIS IS REPORTS.

AND I WILL JUST REITERATE A RECAP OF THE LAST MEETING--.

WELL, IF THAT'S THE CASE, THEN YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE LET COMMISSIONER BOLTON GO BACK AND SPEAK. BECAUSE YOU GAVE HIM AN OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK, THEN YOU SHOULD GIVE ME AN OPPORTUNITY. COMMISSIONER GELIN, LET ME FINISH AND THEN--I'VE GOT THIS, BELIEVE IT OR NOT. THE COMMENTARY THAT THIS COMMISSION DID AS A WHOLE WAS THAT WE EACH DENOUNCED WHITE SUPREMACY, FOUR TO FIVE OF US MADE A REQUEST TO HAVE THE ORDINANCE WRITTEN WITHOUT ANY POLITICS IN IT.

WE NEVER FINISHED TO GET IT PASSED THERE.

IT WENT TO BE TABLED.

IN SIX MONTHS WHEN IT IS BROUGHT BACK TO US, HOPEFULLY IT'LL BE IN A MANNER FOR ALL FIVE OF US BECAUSE WE EACH DENOUNCE IT TO BE ABLE TO BRING IT FORTH AND HAVE A RESOLUTION.

COMMISSIONER GEHLEN, I'M GOING TO ASK YOU TO PLEASE WE DON'T DO THIS DURING REPORTS.

THIS IS NOT THE WAY WE SHOULD BE DOING THINGS.

AS I'VE ASKED FOR US ALL BEFORE, TO BE UNIFIED, WE SHOULDN'T BE CRITICIZING EACH OTHER DURING OUR REPORTS.

IF WE HAVE THINGS TO SAY, WE SHOULD MAYBE HAVE OUR OWN WORKSHOP AGAIN TO AIR THINGS OUT.

COMMISSIONER GELIN, PLEASE MAKE IT BRIEF.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO IS READY FOR HER REPORT.

I DON'T HAVE MUCH TO REPORT, BUT IF YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A PROCESS, YOU NEED TO BE FAIR ABOUT THE PROCESS-- YOU SPOKE FIRST, HE SPOKE SECOND SO, IF THERE'S NO OPPORTUNITY TO GO BACK AND FORTH THEN YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE ALLOWED IT IN THE FIRST PLACE.

SO I SHARE THE VIEWS OF THE COMMISSION COMMUNICATING THE RESULTS OF A VOTE ON SOCIAL MEDIA DID NOT EXPRESS ANY LIES.

YOU GUYS DID NOT SUPPORT IT.

IT WAS TABLED. WHEN YOU TABLE IT FOR SIX MONTHS, YOU EFFECTIVELY KILL IT.

SO THAT'S MY VIEW. HE HAS HIS VIEW.

HE HAS HIS AUDIENCE, AND HE CAN SHARE WITH HIS AUDIENCE AND EVERYONE CAN SHARE THEIR VIEWS WITH THEIR AUDIENCE.

THAT'S OUR JOB. OUR JOB IS TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE PEOPLE THAT WE REPRESENT.

SIMPLE AS THAT. RIGHT.

BUT IT DOESN'T NEED TO BE DONE FURTHER HERE.

AT THIS TIME, WE'RE GOING OVER TO COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

THANK YOU. I'M GOING TO MAKE THIS EXTREMELY BRIEF, BUT YOU ALL MAY HAVE SEEN A TWENTY

[d. Commissioner Placko]

[01:10:10]

TWO YEAR OLD MISSOURI WOMAN PETITIONED THE DICTIONARY, WEBSTER, TO UPDATE ITS DEFINITION OF RACISM. AND THE OFFICIALS TOOK IT TO HEART AND HAVE AGREED.

SO THIS IS A YOUNG TWENTY TWO YEAR OLD WOMAN WANTED TO DO SOMETHING POSITIVE.

IT MAY BE A SMALL STEP, BUT WHAT WE HAVE TO TAKE SMALL STEPS.

HER COMMENT WAS: "I WAS SUPER HAPPY BECAUSE I REALLY FELT LIKE THIS IS A STEP IN A GOOD DIRECTION FOR A LOT OF POSITIVE CHANGE, FOR A LOT OF DIFFERENT POSITIVE CONVERSATIONS THAT CAN REALLY HELP CHANGE THE WORLD AND HELP PEOPLE TO SEE OTHER VIEWS." THAT REALLY KIND OF SUMS IT UP.

AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT WE'RE ALL TRYING TO DO HERE.

WE MAY GO ABOUT IT IN DIFFERENT WAYS AND DIFFERENT CHANNELS, BUT I TRULY BELIEVE WE'RE ALL LOOKING TO DO THE SAME THING HERE.

SO LET'S BE PART OF THE POSITIVE CHANGE.

JUST ONE OTHER THING QUICKLY.

RESIDENTS ARE REALLY QUITE AMAZING AND I'VE SPENT A LOT OF TIME LISTENING RATHER THAN TALKING SO MUCH, AND WE'VE HAD A LOT OF DRIVEWAY GRADUATION CELEBRATIONS.

SO PEOPLE ARE DOING WHAT THEY NEED TO DO TO COPE.

ARE THEY BORED? OF COURSE. BUT I'VE SPENT SO MUCH TIME JUST LISTENING, LISTENING TO PEOPLE, WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY, HOW THEY FEEL ABOUT EVERYTHING GOING ON IN THE WORLD.

I'VE LEARNED A LOT.

AND ONE THING I ALWAYS DO WITH FRIENDS, FAMILY, RESIDENCE AND EVERY CONVERSATION ON A POSITIVE. SO I WILL END ON A POSITIVE AND SAY THANK YOU.

THANK YOU AND I WILL TAKE FROM YOUR POSITIVE AND CONTINUE FORWARD AND APPRECIATE YOUR

[e. Mayor Gomez]

COMMENTS AND EVERYBODY HAS BEEN WORKING VERY HARD OVER THE PAST ALL THESE MONTHS WITH COVID AND THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED WITH THE UNFORTUNATE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD.

IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS OF CONVERSATIONS WITH RESIDENTS HAVE CONTINUED ALONG WITH, I'VE BEEN PARTICIPATING WITH THE WHITE HOUSE COVID-19 BRIEFINGS, US CONFERENCE OF MAYORS, BLOOMBERG, HARVARD CITY LEADERSHIP CALLS, TAMRAC, NORTH LAUDERDALE CHAMBER MEETINGS, WORKING WITH OUR BUSINESSES TO TRY TO REMIND PEOPLE TO STILL COME OUT TO OUR BUSINESSES.

WHILE THERE MAY BE SOME FEAR WITH NUMBERS RISING FOR COVID, BUSINESSES, AT LEAST IN OUR BUSINESSES IN OUR CITY, WE'VE GONE OUT THERE.

WE'VE HELPED THEM WITH MASKS, WE'VE HELPED THEM WITH SIGNAGE, WHETHER IT BE STAY SIX FEET OR REMINDER TO WEAR YOUR MASK AND WORKING WITH OUR COMMUNITIES TO KEEP OUR RESIDENTS AND OUR VISITORS WHO COME TO OUR BUSINESSES HEALTHY.

I'VE BEEN ON SEVERAL MAYOR'S CALLS WITH THE COUNTY, THE CITY.

I HAD ABOUT A TWO AND A HALF HOUR ONE ON MONDAY.

AND AT 11 O'CLOCK, OUR COUNTY MAYOR HOLNESS AND SOME OF OUR MAYORS FROM THE CITIES WILL BE AT A PRESS CONFERENCE REGARDING THE NEW ORDER THAT WILL BE COMING OUT REGARDING THE ENFORCEMENT OF WEARING FACE MASKS OR FACIAL COVERINGS, KEEPING SOCIAL DISTANCE AND MAKING SURE TO KEEP EVERYBODY SAFE AND HEALTHY BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT TO HAVE OUR BUSINESSES START TO SHUT DOWN AND WE DON'T WANT TO START HAVING PEOPLE TO BE STAYING INDOORS UNLESS IT'S ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.

SO IF WE ALL HAVE OUR OWN PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE BEING SAFE, WE'RE USING PRECAUTIONS AND EVERYBODY AROUND US WILL BE SAFE AND USING PRECAUTIONS AS WELL. I APPRECIATE EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED SAFELY IN A COVID-19 MOMENT OF SILENT MOMENT OF REFLECTION ON THURSDAY, JUNE 18.

COMMISSIONER FISHMAN AND MYSELF AND DEPUTY VSO AT CITY HALL. WE HAD EIGHT MINUTES AND FORTY SIX SECONDS, MOMENT OF SILENCE.

AND WE WERE JOINED BY SOME RESIDENTS HERE IN PERSON AND SOME WHO DID IT AT HOME.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT.

I DID HAVE THE PLEASURE OF BEING BOYD ANDERSON'S GRADUATION DRIVE BY CELEBRATION WITH COMMISSIONER GELIN ON HIS BIRTHDAY.

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY AND BEING ABLE TO DO SOMETHING NICE TO SHARE IN THE JOY OF THESE YOUNGSTERS WHO HAVE HAD A VERY DIFFERENT GRADUATION YEAR.

PERSONALLY FOR ME, THE PAST FEW WEEKS HAVE BEEN VERY EMOTIONAL ON VARIOUS REASONS.

FORGIVE ME. I'M JUST GOING TO ASK EVERYBODY, AS COMMISSIONER PLACKO WAS ALLUDING TO, FOR THE POSITIVITY.

TAKE A MOMENT EVERY DAY TO TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND LOOK AROUND YOU.

WE ARE ALIVE PEOPLE.

WE HAVE THE FORTUNATE PLEASURE OF BEING HERE.

AS A COMMISSION, THIS COMMISSION HAS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO DO THINGS TOGETHER AS FIVE UNIFIED VOICES UNIFIED IN WHAT OUR MISSION ACTUALLY IS.

NOT POLITICAL, NOT ON THE LEFT, NOT ON THE RIGHT IN BETWEEN TO HELP THE MOST IMPORTANT

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PEOPLE, WHICH ARE OUR RESIDENTS AND OUR BUSINESS OWNERS AND OUR FAMILIES.

SO I HOPE THAT THAT SHOULD REMAIN THE FOCUS, SOMETHING I KNOW I'VE BEEN ASKING FOR SINCE THE NEW COMMISSION CAME ON BOARD SEVERAL TIMES OVER THE YEARS AND EVEN AT LAST COMMISSION MEETING. WE ALSO NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, MENTAL HEALTH IS GOOD, GO OUT FOR A WALK WITH THEM IF YOU CAN TALK WITH THEM ON THE PHONE.

AND IF YOU SEE A FRIEND WHO NEEDS HELP, AND MAYBE NEEDS A PROFESSIONAL, GET THEM THE PROFESSIONAL HELP THEY NEED.

I HAVE THE PLEASURE OF BEING WITH A REPRESENTATIVE P.M. WITH MAYOR STONER AND MAYOR HAZEL ROGERS AND MAYOR REGARDING COVID-19 AND OUR RESOURCES.

SO I HOPE YOU WILL TUNE IN TO THAT CONVERSATION WILL BE FACEBOOK.

MORE INFORMATION IS LISTED ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.

AND ON THAT NOTE, I WILL THANK EVERYBODY FOR THEIR TIME AND MOVE ON TO OUR CITY ATTORNEY REPORT. THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR, AND COMMISSION.

[4. CITY ATTORNEY REPORT]

CAN YOU HEAR ME OK? YES.

THANK YOU. I'LL BE BRIEF, AS I INDICATED DURING THE REVIEW OF THE CMT RULES, THE GOVERNMENT DID ENTER IN ORDER LAST EVENING, 20-150.

IT DOES EXTEND THE VIRTUAL MEETING CONCEPT THROUGH AUGUST THE 1ST, BEARING IN MIND, BY THE WAY, THAT THAT'S AN OPTION FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

THE CHALLENGE IS THE PHYSICAL PRESENCE OF MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC IN A CLOSED CITY HALL.

THIS CITY IS HONORING ALL THE CDC GUIDELINES.

CITY MANAGER, THROUGH YOUR DIRECTION AND GUIDANCE HAS FOLLOWED THAT IN THE CONTEXT OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND EMERGENCY ORDERS AND WILL LEAVE OPEN THE DISCUSSION ABOUT PHYSICAL MEETINGS FOR THE MAYOR AND COMMISSION AT SOME FUTURE MOMENT.

BUT AT THE MOMENT, YOUR REQUEST TO THE GOVERNOR WAS RESPONDED TO LAST EVENING FOR YOU AND OTHERS. AND I THINK IT'S A GOOD DECISION AT LEAST, GIVING CITIES THE OPTION TO DO WHAT THEY NEED TO DO BASED UPON THE CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCES.

AS COMMISSIONER FISHMAN HAD MENTIONED, LAST TUESDAY AND THURSDAY WERE THE COUNTY COMMISSION MEETINGS.

WE PROVIDED A MEMORANDUM TO YOU, AS YOU KNOW, ON JUNE THE 9TH REGARDING FOUR VERY IMPORTANT ITEMS BEFORE THE COUNTY COMMISSION, ONE OF WHICH WAS THE, READ THEM IN REVERSE ORDER THE TO APPROVE A SPECIAL ACT TO HAVE THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR SERVE AS THE EX OFFICIO CLERK FOR THE COUNTY COMMISSION AND THE CUSTODIAN, AN AUDITOR FOR COUNTY FUNDS, THAT ITEM, I BELIEVE, WILL BE ON THE BALLOT IN NOVEMBER, AS DESCRIBED BY THE PARTICULAR ITEM IN THE BACK UP AND PASSED BY THE COUNTY COMMISSION.

THE NEXT ITEM WAS AMENDING THE COUNTY CHARTER WITH REGARD TO AN ELECTED NOT STRONG BUT AN ELECTED MAYOR FOR BROWARD COUNTY COUNTYWIDE.

THAT ITEM WAS PULLED FROM THE AGENDA, I BELIEVE, BY COMMISSIONER RYAN FOR LATER REVIEW SOMETIME IN THE FALL.

THE TWO ISSUES THE COMMISSIONER FISHMAN WAS REFERRING TO ARE ITEMS 81 82, BOTH OF WHICH HAVE IMPACTS FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

AND WE'VE DESCRIBED THEM IN THE MEMORANDUM WITHOUT GETTING INTO GREAT DETAIL.

BOTH WERE ADOPTED.

ONE IS MORE CLEAR THAN THE OTHER.

WE'RE STILL WORKING WITH THE COUNTY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE TO GET SOME CLARITY ON THE ISSUE WITH REGARD TO ONE OF THEM.

ONE ITEM WAS TO AMEND THE COUNTY CHARTER TO PROVIDE THAT 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 HAS A RESONANCE WITH REGARD TO THE E911 TOWER ISSUE.

WE HAVE A TOWER IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

IT'S NOT AN ISSUE FOR THE CITY OF TAMARAC, LEGALLY OR OPERATIONALLY, BUT THERE ARE SOME ISSUES REGARDING HOW TO FRAME THAT ISSUE ON THE BALLOT, WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN FINALIZED.

ITEM WAS PASSED BY THE COUNTY COMMISSION, BUT IT WAS NOT OF THE FRAME OF THE LANGUAGE HAD NOT YET BEEN CONCLUDED.

AND LASTLY, THERE WAS A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE COUNTY CHARTER TO PERMIT REGIONAL PARKS IN BROWARD COUNTY TO BE USED FOR LIMITED PUBLIC SAFETY PURPOSES, WHICH I BELIEVE ALSO PASSED BY THE COUNTY COMMISSION WITH SOME REFINEMENT.

AS SOON AS WE GET THE ACTUAL BALLOT LANGUAGE AND BALLOT INFORMATION, WE'LL PASS THAT ON TO YOU FOR FURTHER REVIEW.

THIS IS, FOR EXAMPLE, USING PUBLIC REGIONAL PARKS FOR COVID-19 TESTING, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT KIND OF THING. SO THOSE ARE THE FOUR ITEMS THAT THAT THAT WERE DESCRIBED IN OUR MEMO TO YOU FROM JUNE THE 9TH AND WHICH WERE TAKEN UP BY THE COUNTY COMMISSION ON TUESDAY, FOLLOWED UP ON THURSDAY OF THIS PAST WEEK.

AND LASTLY, WE CAN TALK ABOUT THIS IN LATER DETAIL, BUT WE ISSUED A MEMO ON JUNE THE 16TH REGARDING A DECISION BY THE 4TH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS, HAVER VS.

THE CITY, WEST PALM BEACH, WHICH IS A VERY INTERESTING CASE THAT DOES APPLY IN SOUTH FLORIDA AND SPECIFICALLY IN BROWARD COUNTY, WHICH FOUND THAT A PRIVATE CITIZEN MAY HAVE A CAUSE OF ACTION AGAINST A MUNICIPALITY FOR FAILURE TO ENFORCE BUILDING AND ZONING CODE REQUIREMENTS. THAT WAS NOT THE CASE BEFORE THIS PARTICULAR DECISION.

IT WAS NOT A BASIS ON WHICH A LOCAL CITIZEN COULD, IN FACT, OR A CITIZEN, A TAXPAYER, BETTER SAID, COULD CHALLENGE THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

WE ARE REVIEWING THE CASE CAREFULLY, INTERNALLY AND WITH OUR MUNICIPAL COLLEAGUE, CITY ATTORNEYS AND THE COUNTY ATTORNEY.

AND WE'LL GET BACK TO YOU WITH A MEMO THAT WE PROVIDE AS AN UPDATE JUST IN CASE THE ITEM COMES UP DURING A LEAGUE OF CITIES OR OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENT FORUM THAT MAY ADDRESS THE ISSUE, BUT IT DOES HAVE DIRECT IMPLICATION AND APPLICATION IN BROWARD AND IN PARTICULAR, FOR EXAMPLE, A CITY'S CODE ENFORCEMENT.

THE DECISIONS NOW UNDER THIS CASE COULD, TECHNICALLY SPEAKING, BE CHALLENGED BY

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SPECIFICALLY AFFECTED PARTIES WHO MIGHT BE ADJACENT PROPERTY OWNERS OR OTHERWISE IMPACTED PARTIES SUCH AS NEIGHBORING PROPERTY OWNERS.

SO THAT'S IN OUR MEMO, IT'S WORTH NOTING, SHOULD THE ITEM COME UP IN YOUR LEGAL CONVERSATIONS WITH OTHER CITY OFFICIALS, WE WILL FOLLOW UP WITH YOU ON THAT ITEM AS WELL.

AS ALWAYS, I THANK YOU FOR THE TIME AND ATTENTION THIS MORNING, AND I APPRECIATE BEING ABLE TO BE WITH YOU VIRTUALLY FROM OUR OFFICE ON THE SECOND FLOOR.

THANK YOU, MAYOR, AND COMMISSION, FOR THE TIME AND ATTENTION.

APPRECIATE IT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

COMMISSIONER FISHMAN HAS A QUESTION FOR YOU.

WHEN WE HAVE THE ACTUAL LANGUAGE THAT IS GOING TO BE ON THE BALLOT, I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A CONVERSATION AS TO WHAT AS A CITY COMMISSION AND AS A CITY WE CAN DO TO EDUCATE OUR RESIDENTS ON THOSE ISSUES.

UNDERSTOOD. AND IF I MAY, MADAM MAYOR, TO THE COMMISSIONER, AS YOU KNOW, PUBLIC MONEYS UNDER STATE LAW CANNOT BE USED TO ADVOCATE, WHICH WE DO NOT DO IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

WE FOLLOW THE LAW AS QUICKLY AND AS READILY AS WE POSSIBLY CAN.

BUT EDUCATION IS A POSSIBILITY.

AND I WILL LOOK INTO THE ISSUES.

WHEN WE SPOKE TO DREW MYERS, THE COUNTY ATTORNEY, ON FRIDAY, LATE AFTERNOON, MY COLLEAGUES, MIKE OFFICE TO TALK ABOUT THE CARES MONEY AND A PROPOSED INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT THAT WILL BE IN THE MIX AS WE SPEAK, TRYING TO FIND A WAY TO CREATE A METHOD AND MECHANISM TO REPAY CITIES UNDER THE CARES ACT.

THE ISSUE OF THE LANGUAGE CAME UP AND EVEN DREW DIDN'T HAVE AN ANSWER, I GUESS THEY'RE TRYING TO SIFT THROUGH. I USE THAT WORD AGAIN.

THE DISCUSSION IN THE DIALOG IS, YOU KNOW, THE COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING WAS DEFERRED FROM TUESDAY TO THURSDAY BECAUSE OF THE ELECTRICAL ISSUE POWER. THAT WAS A BIT OF A CONCERN AND ALSO BECAUSE THE SUBSTANCE OF THE ISSUES WAS ALSO OF CONCERN. AND AS SOON AS WE GET THAT LANGUAGE, I'LL VET IT QUICKLY INTERNALLY AND THEN SHARE THAT WITH THE COMMISSION AND CERTAINLY WITH THE CITY ADMINISTRATION WHO MAY HAVE A VIEW ON WHAT IMPACTS THIS MAY HAVE ON THIS CITY IN PARTICULAR.

SO I WILL DO THAT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE INQUIRY.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

WE WILL NOW MOVE ON TO OUR CITY MANAGER'S REPORT.

[5. CITY MANAGER REPORT]

UNMUTE, PLEASE. THERE YOU GO.

YOU KNOW, THAT'S THE BIG JOKE ABOUT ALL OF THESE VIRTUAL MEETINGS, IS THAT THE FIRST THING EVERYBODY SAYS TO EVERYONE ELSE IS "UNMUTE, PLEASE." ANYWAY, I'M HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE, MADAM MAYOR, AND COMMISSION, THAT THE CITY OF TAMARAC RECEIVED APPROVAL FROM BROWARD COUNTY FOR APPROXIMATELY FOUR MILLION DOLLARS IN FUNDING FOR PROJECTS THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY, THANKS TO THE BROWARD COUNTY'S PENNY SURTAX.

YOU MAY RECALL THAT ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF AGO, THE VOTERS APPROVED THE PENNY SURTAX WITH A PERCENTAGE GOING TO THE CITIES.

AND SO WE'RE ALREADY BEING ABLE TO SEE SOME OF THE BENEFIT OF THAT.

WE RECEIVED FIVE HUNDRED AND TWENTY NINE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR TRAFFIC CALMING DEVICES THROUGHOUT VARIOUS NEIGHBORHOODS IN THE COMMUNITY.

FOUR HUNDRED AND FORTY SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR AN EMERGENCY TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE IN FRONT OF THE FIRE STATION, 15 ON HIATUS ROAD ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR BICYCLE SAFETY AND CONNECTIVITY PROJECTS.

ONE HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR A MULTIMODAL PLANNING STUDY THAT WILL ANALYZE EXISTING TRANSPORTATION DATA SYSTEM DEFICIENCIES WITHIN THE CITY'S TRANSPORTATION NETWORK TO RECOMMEND STRATEGIES TO RESOLVE OR MITIGATE THESE ISSUES AND TO BETTER SERVE OUR COMMUNITY. TWO POINT EIGHT DOLLARS MILLION FOR MAINLANDS, ONE THROUGH FIVE REHABILITATION AND MAINTENANCE PROJECT.

THIS PROJECT INCLUDES REMOVING EXISTING ASPHALT AND PROVIDING NEW ASPHALT FOR DETERIORATING ROADWAYS, AS WELL AS ADA CURVING CONCRETE REMOVAL AND THE MAINTENANCE OF TRAFFIC AND PAVEMENT MARKINGS AND RESTORATION WITHIN THESE TAMARAC MAINLANDS ONE THREE FIVE SUBDIVISION.

MOVING ON FROM THAT, THE CITY HAS EXTENDED COVID-19 TESTING THROUGH THE END OF NEXT WEEK.

THAT'S TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AT THE TAMARAC RECREATION CENTER AT 7501 NORTH UNIVERSITY DRIVE THAT GOES FROM NINE A.M.

TO FOUR P.M. UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

NEARLY 450 TESTS WERE ADMINISTERED YESTERDAY.

AS A REMINDER OF THE TESTING SITE IS OPEN TO BOTH RESIDENTS AND NON RESIDENTS.

THOSE INTERESTED IN GETTING TESTED FOR COVID-19 CAN WALK UP OR THEY CAN MAKE AN APPOINTMENT BY CALLING NINE FIVE FOUR FOUR ONE TWO SEVENTY THREE HUNDRED.

APPOINTMENTS ARE PREFERRED, BUT THEY ARE NOT REQUIRED.

YOU MUST WEAR A MASK AND HAVE A FORM OF I.D.

WITH YOU TO BE TESTED. MOVING ON TO OUR FOOD PARTNERSHIPS COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FEEDING SOUTH FLORIDA, WILL BE HOLDING FOOD DISTRIBUTION ON MONDAY, JUNE 29TH, FROM 9:00 A.M.

TO 11 A.M.. ADDITIONALLY, THE COMMUNITY LIFE CENTER WILL BE DOING DISTRIBUTIONS ON

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WEDNESDAY, JULY EIGHT, FROM NINE TO ELEVEN AND WEDNESDAY, JULY FIFTEENTH FROM NINE TO ELEVEN. BACK TO THE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH ON MONDAY, JULY 20TH, FROM NINE A.M.

TO ELEVEN, WITH THE KOREAN CHRISTIAN CHURCH HAVING SATURDAY MORNINGS THROUGHOUT THAT PERIOD.

PUBLIC SERVICES WISHES TO REMIND EVERYONE THAT WE ARE HOLDING A HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE EVENT THIS SATURDAY, JUNE TWENTY SEVENTH AT THE CITY OF TAMARAC PUBLIC SERVICES COMPLEX THAT GOES FROM NINE A.M.

TO TWO P.M.. THANK YOU MAYOR, AND COMMISSION.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE EXCELLENT. THANK YOU.

AT THIS TIME, I'M GOING TO READ PUBLIC PARTICIPATION RULES INTO THE RECORD AND WE WILL

[6. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION]

MOVE INTO OUR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SEGMENT.

ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC MAY SPEAK TO ANY ISSUE THAT IS NOT AGENDIZED FOR PUBLIC HEARING.

AT THIS MEETING, SPEAKERS WILL BE LIMITED TO THREE MINUTES DURING THIS ITEM AND AT PUBLIC HEARINGS, THERE WILL BE A 30 MINUTE AGGREGATE TIME LIMIT FOR THIS ITEM.

ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC WISHING TO COMMENT PUBLICLY ON ANY MATTER, INCLUDING ITEMS ON THE AGENDA, MAY SUBMIT THEIR COMMENTS BY EMAIL TO THE CITY CLERK AT TAMARAC.ORG.

ALL COMMENTS SUBMITTED BY EMAIL THAT IF READ ORALLY ARE THREE MINUTES OR LESS SHALL BE READ INTO THE RECORD. ALL COMMENTS SUBMITTED BY EMAIL SHALL BE MADE PART OF THE PUBLIC RECORD. PUBLIC COMMENTS MAY ALSO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE DURING THE MEETING THROUGH FACEBOOK LIVE. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY ALSO REGISTER ONLINE AT HTTPS://WWW .TAMARAC.ORG/SIGNUP.

INDIVIDUALS WHO REGISTER WILL BE CONTACTED BY TELEPHONE AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME DURING THE MEETING TO OFFER THEIR PUBLIC COMMENTS.

AT THIS TIME, I'M GOING TO OPEN PUBLIC COMMENTS.

THEY ARE NOW OPEN AND CITY CLERK, ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS FROM THE RECORD FROM THE PUBLIC? THERE ARE, MAYOR; WE HAVE SEVERAL AND THEY'RE ALL FROM FACEBOOK THIS MORNING.

I WOULD BE REMISS IN NOT LETTING YOU KNOW THAT THERE WAS THREE COMMENTS THAT CAME IN FROM OR FOUR COMMENTS THAT CAME IN FROM THE PUBLIC THAT WERE DIRECTLY RELATED TO SHERIFF TONY.

SO I WILL MAKE SURE TO PULL THOSE AND GET THOSE TO HIS STAFF SO HE CAN ANSWER THOSE.

THE ONES THAT ARE RELATED TO THE COMMISSION ARE FROM CHRIS MARTIN.

HE SAYS, I SUBMITTED SEVERAL APPLICATIONS TO WORK FOR THE CITY AND TO THIS DAY I CANNOT GET A FOLLOW UP EMAIL.

I LOVE TAMARAC.

HE ALSO SAYS LEAD BY EXAMPLE.

NO ARGUMENTS ON LIVE STREAM STREAMS, PLEASE, GENTLEMEN.

ANOTHER ONE FROM FRANCIS AND JOSE.

LISTENING IS A MAJOR KEY TO UNDERSTANDING AND MAKING CHANGES.

HE ALSO SAYS, CAN WE GET MORE INFORMATION ON THE TRAFFIC COMMENT REGARDING THE COMMUNITY? FINALLY, FROM CATHY BIVINS OF FACEBOOK, SHE SAYS GELIN IS VERY DISTASTEFUL AND THAT'S ALL I HAVE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THIS TIME, IS THERE ANYBODY REGISTERED FOR A PHONE CALL.

IS THE PERSON THAT I HAVE ON THIS LIST STILL REGISTERED? YES. WE HAVE ONE GENTLEMAN ON THE LIST.

HIS NAME IS MARK MITCHELL.

AND I WILL ASK THAT THE IT DEPARTMENT CONTACT THEM.

THANK YOU.

UNKNOWN PARTICIPANT IS NOW JOINING.

MR. MITCHELL. THIS IS MICHELLE GOMEZ AND YOU ARE ON WITH THE COMMISSION FOR THE CITY OF TAMARAC MEETING. IF YOU WOULD PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS, IF YOU WOULD, FOR THE RECORD OR AT LEAST YOUR EMAIL, AND THEN YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES.

MY NAME IS MARK MITCHELL.

MY EMAIL IS WE'RE A RECOVERY COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION THAT PROVIDES ASSISTANCE TO PEOPLE WHO ARE THE BOX FOR THE CITY OF TAMARAC, AND I JUST WANT TO EMPHASIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF THAT, BECAUSE THERE ARE PEOPLE THROUGHOUT OUR COUNTY WHO ARE UNABLE TO FIND EMPLOYMENT BECAUSE OF THEIR CRIMINAL BACKGROUND.

THEY ARE NOT EVEN GIVEN AN INTERVIEW OFTENTIMES AND BEING ABLE TO BAN THE BOX AND REALLY TAKE A STRONG STANCE ON ALLOWING PEOPLE A SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE AND ACCESS TO IMPROVING THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE IS ESSENTIAL TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

AND IT ALSO HELPS REDUCE RECIDIVISM.

SO I WANT THE COMMISSION TO REALLY TAKE A STRONG STANCE ON THIS ISSUE AND ENSURE THAT THEY ARE ALLOWING PEOPLE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE SELF-SUFFICIENT BY BANNING THE BOX AND HAVING ACCESS TO EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES.

I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT THERE'S DISCUSSION REGARDING THE CITIZEN REVIEW BOARD, AND I WANT

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TO JUST REMIND THE CITY OF TAMARAC THAT THIS IS AN ISSUE THAT CANNOT WAIT, THAT WE HAVE TO ABSOLUTELY MAKE DECISIONS THAT ARE GOING TO HOLD LAW ENFORCEMENT ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS AND ENSURE THAT IT IS A INDEPENDENT REVIEW BOARD THAT DOES NOT CONSIST OF MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT OR ANY OF THOSE WHO ARE AFFILIATED WITH GOVERNMENTAL POSITIONS TO ENSURE THAT PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITIES ARE SAFE.

AGAIN, IT'S ESSENTIAL THAT WE TAKE A REALLY STRONG STANCE THERE AND AND SPEAK TO WHAT'S HAPPENING ACROSS THE COUNTRY THROUGH OUR ACTIONS.

AND PEOPLE WILL REMEMBER US FOR US TAKING THE RIGHT STAND FOR MAKING THE RIGHT DECISIONS TO PROTECT FOLKS IN OUR COMMUNITY AND HOLD POLICE ACCOUNTABLE, AS WELL AS BANNING THE BOX TO ENSURE THAT THERE ARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE SO THAT PEOPLE WITH CRIMINAL BACKGROUNDS CAN TAKE CARE OF THEIR FAMILIES AND NOT CONTINUE TO REMAIN IN A REVOLVING CYCLE. THAT'S IT.

MR. MITCHELL, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH, JUST TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THE CITY IMPLEMENTED THE POLICY OF BANNING THE BOX IN TWENTY FIFTEEN.

SO 'WOULD LIKE YOU TO KNOW THAT.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS AND I KNOW THAT COMMISSIONER PLACKO HAS HER HAND UP, BUT I'M GOING TO GO RIGHT BACK TO, WE HAVE ONE MORE COMMENT FROM FACEBOOK.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, MADAM MAYOR.

THIS ONE IS FROM AND ONCE AGAIN, THIS IS ARIEL D.

G. FROM FACEBOOK AND SHE SAYS, COMMENT FOR MAYOR GOMEZ, IN REGARDS TO THE FACE MASKS, YOUR CONSTITUENT AND HCW IN CENTRAL PARK RECOMMENDS A MANDATE TO HAVE THE NOSE AND MOUTH COVERED AT ALL TIMES IF OUTSIDE.

AND THAT'S ALL I GOT FOR YOU.

EXCELLENT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I'M GOING TO NOW CLOSE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IS NOW CLOSED.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO, YOU HAD A COMMENT? YES. I JUST WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST ANY QUESTION OR COMMENT THAT COMES IN FROM MY DISTRICT, COULD YOU FORWARD IT TO ME, PLEASE? I CAN TRY I AM NOT SURE IF I CAN ACTUALLY IDENTIFY, BUT WHAT I'LL DO IS I'LL FORWARD ALL OF THEM FOR YOU. OK, THANK YOU.

NO PROBLEM. EXCELLENT.

AND LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IT IS CURRENTLY 11:02 TO WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A RECESS TO 11:20.

WE ARE NOW IN RECESS. THANK YOU, IT DIRECTOR.

WE WILL NOW BE MOVING OVER TO OUR CONSENT AGENDA.

[7. CONSENT AGENDA]

CITY MANAGER, ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS? NO, MADAM MAYOR, WE DON'T HAVE ANY ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS TO THE AGENDA THIS MORNING.

MANAGER, WILL YOU TRY THAT AGAIN FOR US, PLEASE.

WE DIDN'T HEAR YOU. ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS? MADAM MAYOR, THERE ARE NO ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS TO THE AGENDA THIS MORNING.

MADAM MAYOR, CAN YOU HEAR ME? LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, FORGIVE ME, THIS ONE WAS ON ME, MY TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY HAVING ANY SOUND COME THROUGH MY SYSTEM.

APOLOGIES, I BELIEVE, I READ THE LIPS THAT SAID THERE ARE NO ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS.

NO DELETIONS OR ADDITIONS.

EXCELLENT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I'M NOW LOOKING FOR A MOTION AND SECOND FOR APPROVAL.

MADAM MAYOR, I'D LIKE TO PULL TR ONE THREE FOUR FOUR ONE.

THAT'S ITEM SEVEN B IN THE CONSENT AGENDA.

OK, 7B IS NOW PULLED.

CAN I GET A AND APPROVAL FOR THE.

REMAINDER OF THE CONSENT AGENDA.

MOTION TO APPROVE THE AMENDED AGENDA.

SECOND. CITY CLERK, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

THE CONSECUTIVE OF PASSES UNANIMOUSLY FIVE TO ZERO.

AT THIS TIME, WE HAVE TR13441 AUTHORIZING A FOUR WEEK HIATUS FOR MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION

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

. IF YOU WOULD CITY MANAGER, PLEASE READ THE TITLE TO THE RECORD.

THE CITY ATTORNEY WILL READ IT AS WELL.

THANK YOU. I MEANT YOU.

I'M SORRY. I KNOW, NOT TO WORRY, MADAM MAYOR I SHOULD'VE HAD COFFEE DURING THE BREAK. IT'S ONLY ME.

TR ONE THREE FOUR FOUR ONE REFERENCES AUTHORIZING IT FOUR WEEK HIATUS FOR THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION. IT READS AS FOLLOWS.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING A FOUR WEEK CONSECUTIVE PERIOD JULY 19, 2020 THROUGH AUGUST 16, 2020.

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DURING WHICH THE CITY COMMISSION WILL NOT SCHEDULE ANY REGULAR MEETINGS PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR POINT ZERO SIX A.

OF THE CITY CHARTER, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT, SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. AND THAT'S AN ITEM NOW ON THE FLOOR FOR DISCUSSION.

ITEM NUMBER SEVEN B PULLED BY VICE MAYOR BOLTON.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

VICE MAYOR, YOU HAVE A COMMENT YOU'D LIKE TO MAKE? YES, MADAM MAYOR, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I JUST FEEL THAT A VACATION DURING A GLOBAL PANDEMIC IS VERY DISTASTEFUL.

IF PRESIDENT OBAMA OR PRESIDENT TRUMP WERE TO GO GOLFING OR VACATION WHILE THEIR OFFICE IS IN TURMOIL OR THERE IS CIVIL UNREST SOMEWHERE OR AT ANY POINT THERE WOULD BE A CHANGE IN ACTIVITIES AROUND THE COUNTRY, IT WOULD BE A BAD THING TO DO. AND I JUST BELIEVE AS LOCAL LEADERS, WE SHOULD BE TAKING THE STANCE ON GOING ON VACATION DURING THIS TIME.

I READ THAT FLORIDA SURPASSED ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND CONFIRMED CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS AND IS NOW BECOMING THE SEVENTH STATE IN THE COUNTRY WITH AS MANY CASES LAST WEEK BROWARD COUNTY RECORDED JUST A I THINK ALMOST THREE THOUSAND, SOMEWHERE BETWEEN TWENTY THREE THOUSAND NEW CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS. AND SO THIS IS JUST THE TIP OF A GLOBAL PANDEMIC.

AND, OF COURSE, WHAT HAPPENED WITH GEORGE FLORIDA AND THE PROTESTS AND ALL THAT IS GOING ON, WE'RE JUST GOING THROUGH A VERY FRAGILE TIME AND IT'S NOT EVEN WATCHING, SEEING SOMETHING HAPPENING FAR FETCHED IN THE NEWS SOMEWHERE IN ATLANTA OR MINNESOTA OR MINNEAPOLIS OR NEW YORK.

IT IS THINGS HAPPENING RIGHT HERE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

LAUDERHILL, LAUDERDALE, TAMARAC AND THE COMMUNITY IS ASKING US TO LEAD THEM DURING THIS TIME. SO I JUST DON'T THINK THAT VACATION RIGHT NOW IS NECESSARY.

I THINK WE SHOULD BE ON CALL.

AND I'M SURE SOMEBODY WILL SAY, WELL, YOU KNOW, WE'LL BE ON VACATION, BUT WE'RE ALWAYS ON CALL. WELL, THEN WHY NOT JUST FOREGO THE VACATION FOR NOW AND BE ON CALL UNTIL IT IS WE HEAR FROM THE GOVERNOR.

IS HE GOING TO EXTEND THE MORATORIUM THAT HE HAS UNTIL JULY 1ST? WHAT IS HE GOING TO DO? SO AT LEAST WE PUSHED THIS ITEM BACK UNTIL THE NEXT MEETING, SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH THE VIRUS AND TAKE A DECISION THERE.

YOU'RE MUTED MADAM MAYOR, YOU CAN PASS TO GELIN IF YOU WANT.

SO APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS.

BEFORE WE MOVE TO COMMISSIONER GELIN, I HAVE A CLARIFICATION TO ASK YOU ABOUT JULY 1ST.

I MISSED WHAT YOU WERE REFERRING TO.

I THINK THE GOVERNOR HAS AN EMERGENCY ORDER THAT HE PUSHED TO JULY 1ST.

I THINK THAT HAS TO DO WITH THE MORTGAGES OR RENTAL PROPERTIES LIKE-- PROPERTIES, CORRECT? YES.

I JUST WANTED CLARIFICATION.

I THINK THE CITY ATTORNEY WOULD LIKE TO--.

TO THE VICE MAYOR QUICKLY.

AND I SHOULD HASTEN TO ADD THAT IN THE ORDER THAT THE GOVERNOR SIGNED LAST EVENING, YOU ALSO EXTEND BESIDES TWENTY SIXTY NINE, WHICH IS THE VIRTUAL MEETING CONCEPT, ALSO 20 DASH ONE TWENTY ONE ONE TWENTY THREE AND ONE THIRTY NINE.

BUT THE ORIGINAL ORDER, WHICH IS TWENTY DASH FIFTY ONE OR FIFTY TWO, WHICH IS THE, THE MAJOR DECLARATION THAT'S NOT BEEN WITHDRAWN.

YOU ARE CORRECT ABOUT THAT. THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER GELIN. YEAH, I JUST WOULD LIKE FOR THE CITY MANAGER TO CLARIFY WHETHER OR NOT

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THIS IS A VACATION OR WHETHER OR NOT THIS SIMPLY MEANS WHAT IS STATED HERE, WHERE THERE JUST WILL NOT BE ANY COMMISSION MEETINGS FOR THE PERIOD OF JULY 19 TO AUGUST 16.

COMMISSIONER GELIN, AS FAR AS I KNOW, THE CHARTER REQUIRES THE COMMISSION TO TAKE A FOUR WEEK HIATUS. THAT HIATUS OF THE CITY HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE LAST TWO WEEKS IN JULY AND THE FIRST TWO WEEKS IN AUGUST.

AND THE COMMISSION MEETINGS THAT WERE SCHEDULED DURING THOSE PERIODS OF TIME, WERE CANCELED. WHETHER WHETHER YOU TAKE A VACATION OR WHETHER YOU TAKE A HIATUS FROM THOSE TWO MEETINGS IS UP TO YOU AS INDIVIDUAL.

YOU KNOW, THERE'S THERE'S NOT MEETINGS SCHEDULED, WHETHER YOU'RE WORKING OR NOT DURING THAT TIME IS UP TO YOU.

I DO RECALL YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS AGO WHERE THE COMMISSIONERS WOULD TAKE VACATIONS AND LEAVE TOWN. MORE RECENTLY, THAT HASN'T BEEN THE CASE.

THIS GROUP SEEMS TO WORK RIGHT THROUGH HOLIDAYS AND VACATIONS AND HIATUSES AND EVERYTHING THAT'S THROWN AT YOU. SO, COMMISSIONER, WHAT I'M SAYING IS IT'S REALLY UP TO YOU.

HISTORICALLY, IT'S BEEN THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF JULY AND THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF AUGUST.

WE'VE CANCELED THE LAST MEETING IN JULY.

WE'VE CANCELED THE FIRST MEETING IN AUGUST.

AND THAT'S THE HIATUS.

OK, SO VICE MAYOR BOLTON, WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST WE DO DURING THIS PERIOD? ARE YOU SAYING THAT WE SHOULD CONTINUE TO HAVE MEETINGS? ARE YOU SAYING WE SHOULD DO SOME KIND OF FORUM? WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST WE DO DURING THIS FOUR WEEK PERIOD? LET'S SAY, ANOTHER GEORGE FORD INCIDENT OR WE HAVE A NEW CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK OR SOMETHING HAPPENS DURING THIS TIME, I MEAN, WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO CALL A SPECIAL MEETING.

WE'RE ON A HIATUS.

WE CAN'T NECESSARILY MEET AND TALK ABOUT CERTAIN ISSUES OR CALL SPECIAL MEETINGS AND THAT SORT OF STUFF.

COMMISSIONER GELIN, AT THE LAST MEETING SAID THAT THE CORONAVIRUS IS SO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMICS IS SO, VERY BRUTAL IN OUR COUNTRY THAT HE'S NOT PLANNING TO GO.

AND SO IF HE'S NOT PLANNING TO GO ANYWHERE, WHY NOT BE AVAILABLE ON THE RECORD FOR THE RESIDENTS? WE AREN'T GOING ANYWHERE.

WE CAN'T KNOCK ON THE RESIDENTS DOOR TO CAN STAY AVAILABLE, YOU KNOW, MEETINGS AND THAT SORT OF STUFF AND LET THEM KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON. ALSO, DURING THIS TIME, I MEAN, STAFF WOULD BE UNAVAILABLE.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, WHY SHOULD WE LET THAT HAPPEN? I'M NOT SAYING THAT WE SHOULD NOT TAKE A VACATION BECAUSE EVERYBODY NEEDS A BREATHER AT SOME POINT, ESPECIALLY THESE PAST FEW DAYS WITH ALL THAT HAS BEEN GOING ON.

SO PEOPLE NEED A BREATHER.

I JUST THINK THAT AT THIS POINT, THESE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS OR WEEKS IS VERY CRUCIAL.

IT'S AT A PIVOTAL POINT.

NOBODY KNOWS WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN AND WE JUST NEED TO BE AVAILABLE FOR THE REST I DON'T VIEW IT AS A VACATION.

GIVEN THE FACT THAT THE CORONAVIRUS IS CONTINUING TO SPREAD, I THINK WE NEED TO TAKE THAT OPPORTUNITY TO SEND THE MESSAGE THAT WE NEED TO BE AS INACTIVE AS POSSIBLE TO PREVENT ANY FURTHER SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS, WHICH MEANS BEING IN TOUCH AND ENGAGE WITH OUR COMMUNITY VIA SOCIAL MEDIA AND OTHER PLATFORMS THAT DON'T BRING US TOGETHER.

ADDITIONALLY, STAFF HAS SOME UPGRADES THAT THEY NEED TO DO TO CITY HALL, SOME TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES, AND TAKING THE FOUR WEEK HIATUS WILL ALLOW THEM TO IMPLEMENT THE TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS. ALSO, WHEN WE HAVE THESE MEETINGS, IT KEEPS US AWAY FROM THE COMMUNITY.

SO, FOR EXAMPLE, IF THIS MEETING WASN'T GOING ON TODAY, I WILL BE AT THE CHURCH VOLUNTEERING FOR THE FOOD DRIVE.

SO SOMETIMES THESE MEETINGS GET IN THE WAY, ALTHOUGH, YOU KNOW, IT'S PART OF OUR JOB.

SO BY TAKING THAT HIATUS, THAT ALLOWS US TO BE MORE IN TOUCH WITH THE COMMUNITY.

SO MY POSITION IS THAT WE VOTE IN FAVOR OF TAKING THE FOUR WEEK HIATUS, WHICH IN MY VIEW IS NOT, OR FOR ME, IT WON'T BE A VACATION.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

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I'D LIKE CLARIFICATION FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY ON THE WAY I READ THIS IS THAT WE ARE NOT SCHEDULING REGULAR MEETINGS OF THE COMMISSION, BUT IF SOMETHING CAME UP THAT ROSE TO THE LEVEL OF AN EMERGENCY MEETING OR A SPECIAL MEETING, WE COULD, IN THEORY, STILL CALL ONE OF THOSE FOR THE PURPOSE OF MEETING FOR AN EMERGENCY SITUATION.

CORRECT. MAY I RESPOND, MADAM MAYOR? COMMISSIONER FISHMAN, YOU ARE CORRECT, THERE'S AN ABSOLUTE RETENTION RIGHT UNDER THE CHARTER FOR EMERGENCY OR SPECIAL MEETING, SHOULD THEY BE NEEDED TO BE CALLED.

AND BY THE WAY, JUST AS AN ADJUNCT TO THE CHARTER, WHICH THIS DID NOT EXIST THEN YOU HAVE THE VIRTUAL MEETING AVAILABILITY AS WELL, WHICH YOU DID NOT HAVE BACK IN THE DAY WHEN THE CHARTER AMENDMENT WAS PREPARED, WHICH IS ANOTHER FACILITY ALLOWING FOR A VIRTUAL QUORUM IF YOU'RE NOT PHYSICALLY IN TOWN.

OK, AND THEN I HAVE A QUESTION FOR THE CITY MANAGER.

THE UPGRADES TO THE COMMISSION CHAMBERS HAVE ALREADY BEEN SCHEDULED FOR THE HIATUS TIME, CORRECT? I BELIEVE SO.

I DEFER WITH SPECIFICITY TO THE IT DIRECTOR, BUT MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THEIR INTENT TO UPGRADE THE SYSTEMS IN THERE DURING WHAT WE WERE PLANNING FOR IS YOUR HIATUS.

OK, AND SORRY, JUST ONE MORE, WE ALSO HAVE STAFF, EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY THAT HAVE CHOSEN TO SCHEDULE THEIR VACATION TIMES DURING THE HIATUS TIMES SO THAT THERE IS AMPLE STAFFING STILL IN PLACE.

CORRECT. OH, YES.

THANK YOU. THAT'S IT.

THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

THANK YOU. I DON'T WANT TO SPEAK FOR EVERYONE, BUT I DON'T BELIEVE ANYONE IS GOING TO BE GOING ON VACATION.

THERE REALLY IS NOWHERE FROM MY STANDPOINT I WOULD FEEL SAFE GOING.

SO I AM GOING TO BE HERE.

AS COMMISSIONER FISHMAN POINTED OUT, IF THEY NEED TO CONTACT US, WE ARE AVAILABLE.

NO MATTER IF WE'RE ON HIATUS, WE'RE STILL AVAILABLE TO ALL OUR RESIDENTS.

NOW DOING IT THE JULY 19TH TO AUGUST 16TH, WE WOULD STILL HAVE ONE MEETING IN JULY AND ONE MEETING IN AUGUST.

SHOULD WE NEED TO HAVE ANOTHER SPECIAL MEETING, WE'D STILL BE AVAILABLE.

STAFF NORMALLY TAKES THEIR TIME OFF AT THIS POINT BECAUSE WE'RE AWAY.

SO AT THIS POINT, I WOULD SAY WE GO AHEAD WITH THE PLAN AS IS.

THANK YOU. VICE MAYOR. THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

I JUST WANTED TO REITERATE THAT NOTHING PRECLUDES, EVEN IF WE HAVE A MEETING, COMMISSIONER GELIN FROM LEAVING THAT MEETING AND GOING TO VOLUNTEER, AS A MATTER OF FACT, HE DID GO TO CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER, VOLUNTEERED WHILE WE HAD A VERY IMPORTANT MEETING, MAKING IMPORTANT DECISIONS FOR THE CITY DURING THE PAST TWO MONTHS.

SO IF IT IS THAT HE WANTS TO, YOU KNOW, BE THERE FOR THE COMMUNITY AND GO OUT AND VOLUNTEER DURING MEETINGS, HE CERTAINLY CAN, YOU KNOW, SO THAT POINT IS MOOT.

WITH THE GOVERNOR'S ORDERS.

I THINK THAT HE IS PUSHING THINGS BACK UNTIL AT LEAST JULY 1ST OR AUGUST 1ST.

QUESTION IS FOR THE CITY MANAGER.

IF WE SHOULD MOVE THE VACATION TO AUGUST 1ST THROUGH PROBABLY AUGUST 31ST, HOW WOULD THAT AFFECT YOUR OPERATIONS? WELL, I THINK VICE MAYOR, THE MAIN CONSIDERATION WITH THAT, AS FAR AS STAFF IS INTENDING TO BE OFF OR TAKE VACATIONS OR GO PLACES, IS THAT YOU RUN INTO BACK TO SCHOOL BEGINNING THE SECOND WEEK OF AUGUST OR EVEN THE FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST, DEPENDING ON WHERE KIDS GO TO SCHOOL. AND SO YOU EFFECTIVELY HAVE THE KIDS BACK IN SCHOOL AND YOU DON'T HAVE TIME FOR VACATION. SO IF YOU LOOK AT THE WAY THE HIATUSES HAVE HISTORICALLY FALLEN, IT FALLS DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS WHEN CHILDREN ARE OUT OF SCHOOL.

OK, NO FURTHER QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER PLACKO, YOU HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION.

IF WE WERE TO TAKE FROM AUGUST 1ST TO THIRTY FIRST, THAT MEANS THERE WOULD BE NO MEETINGS IN AUGUST. SO I THINK IF WE WANT TO BACK IT OFF FROM AUGUST-SEPTEMBER BUT NOW HEARING WHAT OUR CITY MANAGER SAID, I REALLY THINK WE'RE BEST JUST TO LEAVE IT WHERE IT IS.

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THANK YOU. THANK YOU AT THIS TIME.

I'M GOING TO ASK FOR A MOTION AND A SECOND ON TR ONE THREE FOUR FOUR ONE AUTHORIZING A FOUR WEEK HIATUS FOR MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION.

MOTION TO APPROVE.

SECOND. THANK YOU.

AS WE'VE ALREADY JUST HAD DISCUSSION SAYING THAT THERE'S NOBODY ELSE WHO SEEMS TO WISH TO SPEAK ON THIS, I'M GOING TO ASK THE CITY CLERK TO CALL THE ROLL, PLEASE.

THANK YOU.

CALL] THE MOTION PASSES FOUR TO ONE.

THANK YOU, AND I THINK IT'S BEEN EXPRESSED BY ALL OF US THAT THERE'S A MEETING THAT NEEDS TO BE HAD VIRTUALLY, OR HOWEVER--WELL, WE'RE IN THE VIRTUAL WORLD STILL--WE WILL DEFINITELY BE AROUND AND AVAILABLE AND YOU CAN COUNT US FOR WHATEVER IS NEEDED.

I'M NOW GOING TO MOVE THIS TO OUR REGULAR AGENDA ITEM 8A, TR ONE THREE FOUR FOUR FIVE AWARD DESIGN RFP FOR WATER TREATMENT PLANT CONTROL BUILDING.

CITY ATTORNEY, PLEASE READ THIS INTO THE RECORD.

THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COMMISSION. FOR THE PUBLIC RECORD, TEMPORARY RESOLUTION NUMBER THIRTEEN FOUR FORTY FIVE READS AS FOLLOWS.

IT'S A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA, AWARDING RFQ NUMBER TWENTY DASH ZERO ONE Q TWO AND APPROVING AN AGREEMENT WITH CPZ ARCHITECTS INCORPORATED FOR THE DESIGN OF THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT CONTROL BUILDING AT A CONTRACT COST OF TWO MILLION FOURTEEN THOUSAND NINETEEN DOLLARS, A CONTINGENCY IN THE AMOUNT OF TWO HUNDRED ONE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS, WHICH REFLECTS 10 PERCENT OF THE CONTRACT COSTS WILL BE ADDED TO THE PROJECT ACCOUNT FOR A TOTAL PROJECT BUDGET OF TWO MILLION TWO ONE FIVE FOUR ONE NINE FLAT, AUTHORIZING AN ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION IN THE AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED EIGHT FIFTEEN FOUR NINETEEN FLAT TO BE INCLUDED IN THE FUTURE BUDGET AMENDMENT PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTE NUMBER ONE SIXTY SIX POINT TWO FORTY ONE SUBSECTION TWO PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, SEVERABILITY AND FINALLY PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

THE MATTER IS NOW ON THE FLOOR MADAM MAYOR, AND COMMISSIONER FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

THANK YOU. I NEED A MOTION AND A SECOND PLEASE SO MOVED.

SECOND. THANK YOU.

I'M GOING TO NOW TURN IT OVER TO IS JACK STRAIN GOING TO BE DOING A PRESENTATION?

[a. TR13445 - Award Design RFP for the Water Treatment Plant Control Building]

YES, JACK STRAIN IS GOING TO BE--.

NEEDS TO PUT IT UP ON THE...

OK, SO BEFORE YOU, WE HAVE TEMP RESO.

ONE, THREE, FOUR, FOUR FIVE, IT'S A WATER TREATMENT PLANT CONTROLLED BUILDING PROJECT.

PROJECT SUMMARY IS THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT WAS CONSTRUCTED IN NINETEEN SIXTY NINE.

IT HAD AN ADDITION TO IT IN NINETEEN EIGHTY SIX.

THE BUILDING DOES NOT MEET CURRENT HURRICANE STANDARDS AND OBVIOUSLY A BUILDING LIKE THIS WOULD NOT BE BUILT TO JUST NORMAL HURRICANE STANDARDS.

WE ARE GOING TO CONSTRUCT THIS AS A HARDENED STRUCTURE SO IT WILL BE DESIGNED ABOVE THE CURRENT HURRICANE STANDARDS BECAUSE IT'S A VERY IMPORTANT ASSET.

AN ENGINEERING ASSESSMENT WAS COMPLETED IN 2012 AND IDENTIFIED RENOVATIONS AND UPDATES REQUIRED TO MEET THE CURRENT STANDARDS.

THE PROPOSED PROJECT INCORPORATES RELATED PROJECTS THAT ARE NOT SPECIFIC JUST TO THE BUILDING.

REPLACEMENT OF THE HYPOCHLORITE GENERATION SYSTEM WITH BULK CHLORINE SYSTEM AND THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT STORMWATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS, IT IS ADVANTAGEOUS TO DESIGN AND COMPLETE THESE PROJECTS UNDER ONE UMBRELLA.

THE PROJECT IS APPROXIMATELY SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS IS ALLOCATED FOR THE STORMWATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS WHICH WILL PARTIALLY OFFSET THE TOTAL PROJECT COST.

THIS SITE IS A VERY OLD SITE AND WE'VE BEEN TOLD BY THE BROWARD STORMWATER CONTROL PEOPLE THAT WE COULD NOT DO ANY MORE RENOVATION DOWN ON THIS SITE UNTIL WE DO A BASIC MASTERPLAN, THE ENTIRE SITE.

AND SO THAT'S WHY WE ARE TAKING THIS OPPORTUNITY TO DO THIS AT THAT TIME.

THIS IS JUST A PROJECT SITE PLAN AND SCHEMATIC.

IF YOU LOOK UP AT THE UPPER LEFT, IT'S JUST A SCHEMATICALLY PROPOSED BUILDING.

IT'S NOT WHAT WE'LL ULTIMATELY HAVE.

BUT IT'S JUST WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT AS A LAUNCHING POINT.

AND AS YOU CAN SEE ON THE PLAN, ON THE RIGHT, IT SHOWS IN ORANGE WHERE THAT BUILDING IS

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GOING TO BE CONSTRUCTED.

AND THAT IS BASICALLY IN FRONT OF THE EXISTING CONTROL BUILDING.

THE EXISTING CONTROL BUILDING IS UNDER THE PARKING LOT THAT'S SHOWN TO THE NORTH OF THE PROPOSED ADMINISTRATION BUILDING.

NEXT SLIDE. SO THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT CONTROL BUILDING.

DESIGN OF THE WATER TREATMENT CONTROL BUILDING CONTRACT AGREEMENT WITH CPZ ARCHITECTS, INC. FOR DESIGN WILL START IMMEDIATELY AFTER COMMISSION APPROVAL AND CONTRACT FEE IS TWO MILLION FOURTEEN THOUSAND NINETEEN DOLLARS CONTINGENCY OF TWO HUNDRED ONE FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR A TOTAL CONTRACT PRICE OF TWO POINT TWO ONE FIVE FOUR ONE NINE MILLION.

PROJECT TIMELINE FOR DESIGN PERMITTING AND BUILDING IS 18 MONTHS AND THEN ANOTHER ADDITIONAL 18 MONTHS FOR CONSTRUCTION.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE? QUESTIONS? WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH AT THIS TIME, I'M GOING TO OPEN UP PUBLIC COMMENTS, CITY CLERK, DO WE HAVE ANY COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC? WE DO NOT KNOW. THE MAYOR EXPLAINED AT THIS TIME, NO PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE CLOSED AND WE WILL BE GOING TO COMMENTS FROM OUR COMMISSION.

I HAVE COMMISSIONER GELIN UP.

IS THERE A REPRESENTATIVE FROM CPZ HERE ONLINE OR AT THE MEETING? NO, THERE IS NOT.

OK, AND THEN IS THERE AN ADDITIONAL EIGHT HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS INCLUDED IN THE BUDGET FOR THIS PROJECT, OR IS THAT A HUNDRED FIFTEEN THOUSAND INCLUDED IN THE TWO POINT TWO MILLION? I THINK THAT CHRISTINE WILL BE MORE ADEPT AT ANSWERING THAT.

BUT I THINK THAT'S JUST ADDING TO THE BUDGET.

BUT THE TOTAL BUDGET IS THE TWO POINT TWO ONE FIVE FOUR ONE NINE.

OK, SO THEN IT'S NOT EXPECTED TO EXCEED THE TWO POINT TWO ONE FIVE? AND THIS IS FOR DESIGN SERVICES ONLY.

NO, IT SHOULD NOT. OK.

WE'VE ALREADY GOT A CONTINGENCY OF 10 PERCENT DIALED INTO THAT FOR UNFORESEEN SITUATIONS.

AND YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS SITE USED TO BE ACTUALLY ORIGINALLY HAD THE CITY'S WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT ON THAT SITE, WHICH CONVEY TO BROWARD.

SO THERE'S A LOT OF STUFF OUT THERE THAT'S BEEN BURIED, NO PUN INTENDED.

AND, YOU KNOW, SOME SKELETONS HAVE BEEN BURIED.

AND SO WHEN WE GO THROUGH THIS PROCESS TO DO THE MASTER PLAN FOR STORMWATER, WE'RE NOT EXACTLY SURE WHAT WE'RE GOING TO RUN INTO.

SO WE MAY RUN INTO SOME UNFORESEEN CONDITIONS.

AND THAT'S WHY WE HAVE THE CONTINGENCY TO TAKE CARE OF IT.

OK, AND SO AT WHAT POINT WILL WE BE NOTIFIED, IF ANY, WHETHER OR NOT WE USE THE CONTINGENCY? SO AT THE END OF THIS 18 MONTH PERIOD, ARE WE GOING TO BE NOTIFIED THAT, YES, WE USED THE EIGHT HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN THOUSAND OR WE USE ONE HUNDRED OF THE EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND, WILL WE BE NOTIFIED WHAT HAPPENS WITH THIS ADDITIONAL CONTINGENCY THE CONTINGENCY IS NOT EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND.

THE CONTINGENCY IS TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND, AND WHAT HAPPENS IS WHEN WE DO PROJECTS LIKE THIS, WHEN WE GET TO THE COMPLETION OF THE PROJECT, AT THE END OF THE PROJECT, WE DO A FINAL CHANGE ORDER.

AND USUALLY THAT FINAL CHANGE ORDER, WHATEVER CONTINGENCY IS LEFT OVER, THAT PART OF THAT CHANGE ORDER IS TO PUT THAT REMAINING FUNDS BACK INTO THE UTILITY FUND BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT USED. SO AT THE CLOSE OUT OF THE DESIGN PROJECT, WE WILL HAVE A FINAL CHANGE ORDER AND THAT'LL BE EXECUTED AND THAT'LL SHOW EXACTLY HOW MUCH OF THE CONTINGENCY WAS NOT EXPENDED AND HOW MUCH OF IT WILL BE RETURNED BACK TO THE UTILITY.

OK, BUT I'M ASKING ABOUT THE ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION AND THE AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED AND THE FIFTEEN THOUSAND. I THINK THAT'S PURELY ACCOUNTING BECAUSE OF MONEY THAT WAS ALREADY BUDGETED. AND WHAT HAPPENED IS THE WHAT WE DID IS WE WERE LOOKING AT DOING THE BUILDING AT ONE TIME, THEN WE DECIDED, WELL, IF WE'RE GOING TO DO THE BUILDING, WE HAVE TO DO THE SITE STORMWATER MASTER PLAN.

AT THE SAME TIME, WE LOOKED AT TWO OTHER FACILITIES THAT WERE THERE--OR ONE FACILITY THERE, WHICH IS THE HYPOCHLORITE GENERATING SYSTEM, WHICH IS BASICALLY A SYSTEM WHERE WE TAKE SALT AND CONVERT IT INTO HYPOCHLORITE, WHICH WE USE FOR A DISINFECTANT IN OUR WATER.

IT'S AN OLDER SYSTEM.

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IT'S PRETTY MUCH SEEN IT'S USEFUL LIFE.

AND SO WE'VE DECIDED TO GO AND CONVERT TO A MORE SAFER SYSTEM, WHICH IS BULK CHLORINE, WHICH IS BASICALLY A HOLDING TANK THAT WOULD BE FILLED ON A PERIODIC BASIS FROM A BULK SUPPLIER AND TO BASICALLY DO AWAY WITH THE EXISTING BUILDING THAT INCORPORATES ALL THE MECHANISMS THAT USE THE PROCESS FOR THE TYPE OF CHLORINE GENERATING SYSTEM WILL HAVE TO BE DEMOLISHED.

AND THEN A NEW SYSTEM, A NEW BULK SYSTEM BEING PUT IN PLACE SIMULTANEOUSLY BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE TO OPERATE WHILE WE'RE DOING THIS.

SO I THINK THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS WHY WE HAD TO ACTUALLY CHANGE OR FUND ADDITIONAL FUNDS BECAUSE WE HAD PROJECT CREEP ON THE ORIGINAL SCOPE, AND IT MAKES SENSE TO DO ALL THIS STUFF AT ONCE. IF WE'RE GOING TO TEAR THE SITE UP, WE MIGHT AS WELL, LET'S DO IT ALL AT ONCE. WE WERE GOING TO DO THIS MAYBE A YEAR FROM NOW OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO NOT COMBINE THEM INTO ONE TOTAL PROJECT.

AND SO I'M PRETTY SURE AND CHRISTINE CAN JUMP IN HERE AND CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT WOULD EXPLAIN WHY WE HAD TO PUT IN THE ADDITIONAL FUNDS.

HI, COMMISSIONER GELIN.

I'M CHRISTINE CAJUSTE, INTERIM DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL SERVICES.

SO WHAT HAPPENED WITH THAT PROJECT WAS INITIALLY IT WAS BUDGETED AT ONE POINT FOUR MILLION DOLLARS. SO THE ADDITIONAL SUM WILL BE COMING TO YOU AS AN AMENDMENT BECAUSE WE NEEDED TO AMEND THIS SUM TO INCLUDE ALL THE ITEMS THAT JACK JUST MENTIONED FOR THE PROJECT.

OK. SO MY QUESTION IS, IS THE TOTAL SPEND GOING TO BE THE TWO POINT TWO MILLION DOLLARS OR WHAT LOOKS LIKE THREE MILLION DOLLARS WITH THE ADDITIONAL EIGHT HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN THOUSAND? NO, IT WILL BE $2.2M $2.2M IS THE BUDGET. OK.

AND THAT'S FOR DESIGN ONLY.

AND THAT'S IF WE USE THE ENTIRE 10 PERCENT OF CONTINGENCY, WHICH WE DON'T FORESEE.

BUT AGAIN, I DON'T HAVE A CRYSTAL BALL, SO WE HAVE TO BE PREPARED.

SO THEN WHY ARE WE AUTHORIZING AN ADDITIONAL EIGHT HUNDRED FIFTEEN THOUSAND? CHRISTINE? BASED ON ALL THE CHANGES THAT OCCURRED, INITIALLY WHEN THE ESTIMATE WAS DONE, IT WAS ONE POINT FOUR MILLION DOLLARS, BUT WHEN THEY ACTUALLY WENT OUT TO GET THE SERVICES AND WITH ALL THE ITEMS THAT THEY NEEDED FOR THE SERVICES, IT DID NOT COME IN AT THE ESTIMATE THAT THEY ORIGINALLY ESTIMATED.

IT WAS ONE POINT FOUR MILLION DOLLARS.

INSTEAD, IT CAME IN AT TWO POINT TWO MILLION DOLLARS.

THE BUDGET HAS NOT YET BEEN AMENDED TO REFLECT THE $2.2M MILLION DOLLARS BECAUSE WE HAVE NOT BROUGHT THE BUDGET AMENDMENT TO YOU.

SO WE'RE JUST SAYING THAT THAT WOULD BE AN ADDITIONAL.

OK, SO WE'RE APPROVING THE TWO POINT TWO MILLION NOW TO COVER FOR THE VALUE OF EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS, THAT WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE ORIGINAL ESTIMATE.

YES, SIR. SO THEN THAT 800000 IS INCLUDED IN A TWO POINT TWO MILLION? YEAH. OK, SO CPZ CAME OUT AND DID AN ORIGINAL ESTIMATE, CAME UP WITH A NUMBER, THEN IT WAS A SECOND ESTIMATE AND THEN IT TURNED OUT TO BE A HIGHER AMOUNT.

NO, I THINK THE ORIGINAL ESTIMATE WAS DONE IN-HOUSE.

WE BASED IT ON HOW WHAT THE VALUE OF THE PROJECT WOULD BE.

BUT AGAIN, WHAT WE DID IS WE ALSO HAD SEPARATE PROJECTS THAT WE WERE CONTEMPLATING ON THAT SITE SO WE COMBINED THE SCOPE AND BASICALLY BECAUSE THAT THE SCOPE GREW.

SO THEREFORE THE DESIGN FEE WILL GROW APPROPRIATELY.

AND SO THAT IS REFLECTED IN THAT EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS, WHICH IS BASICALLY COVERING THE ADDITIONAL SCOPE THAT WE ADDED TO THE DESIGN PACKAGE IN ORDER TO DO ALL OF THESE PROJECTS ALL AT ONCE SIMULTANEOUSLY.

OK, AND THEN REGARDING THE OTHER BIDDERS ON THIS RFP, DID THEY COME IN AT THAT SAME PRICE RANGE? WELL.

THIS IS FOR PROFESSIONAL DESIGN SERVICES, SO THEY DID NOT BID.

THEY SUBMITTED PROPOSALS AND WE RFQ'D.

THEY HAD TO GO THROUGH A VETTING PROCESS.

WE SELECTED THEM AS THE MOST QUALIFIED DESIGN TEAM TO DO THE PROJECT, AND THEN WE

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NEGOTIATED THE DESIGN FEE WITH THEM.

THAT'S WHAT THE STATE STATUTE PROCESS REQUIRES.

JACK, THIS IS KEITH GLATZ PURCHASING AND CONTRACTS MANAGER.

THAT IS, WE HAD TO DO THAT.

WE ARE NOT ALLOWED FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA CONSULTANTS COMPETITIVE NEGOTIATION ACT FROM EVEN LOOKING INTO THE OTHER PRICES.

WE HAVE TO LOOK AT THE FIRST RATED FIRM.

WE THEN WE MAKE THE RATING, WE MAKE THE DETERMINATION BASED ON QUALIFICATIONS, AND THEN WE OPEN THAT VENDOR'S PRICING ONLY AND THEN WE ATTEMPT TO NEGOTIATE WITH THAT FIRM.

IF WE'RE UNSUCCESSFUL WITH THE PRICING NEGOTIATION, THEN WE CAN GO TO THE NEXT FIRM.

BUT OTHERWISE WE CANNOT LOOK AT ANYBODY ELSE'S.

WE CANNOT LOOK AT ANY OF THEIR PRICES UNDER THIS PARTICULAR SYSTEM.

OK, AND THEN WHAT'S CPZ'S EXPERIENCE WITH DESIGNING WATER TREATMENT PLANT COMPARED TO THE OTHER BIDDERS.

THE TEAM THEY BROUGHT TOGETHER, AND, YOU KNOW, I CAN ONLY SPEAK FOR MYSELF, BUT IT WAS A FIVE PERSON PANEL.

THE TEAM THAT THEY BROUGHT TOGETHER THEIR SUBCONTRACTORS ON THE TEAM AND STUFF SHOWED A VAST KNOWLEDGE OF DESIGNING OTHER WATER PLANTS THEY BROUGHT IN AS A SUB, ECKLER ENGINEERING, WHO HAS DONE A VAST AMOUNT OF DESIGN WORK AND MODIFICATION WORK TO THE EXISTING PLANT. SO THEY THEY BRING WITH THEM A LOT OF INSTITUTIONAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE PLANT. AND SO THEY JUST AS A PACKAGE WERE THE BEST QUALIFIED TEAM AND IN THE SELECTION COMMITTEE'S OPINION AND SO AGAIN, THIS IS ALL THE STATE STATUTE PROCESS WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH. SO ONCE YOU SELECT THE NUMBER ONE CANDIDATE, THEN YOU PROCEED TO NEGOTIATE THE ACTUAL DESIGN FEE, ET CETERA, FROM THERE.

AND IF YOU DECIDE IF YOU CAN'T AGREE ON A DESIGN AND YOU CAN GO TO THE NEXT QUALIFIED CANDIDATE, BUT YOU BASICALLY ONCE YOU DO THAT, YOU DISCARDED THAT DESIGN TEAM FOREVER.

YOU CAN'T GO BACK TO THEM AND SAY, OH, NOW I WANT, YOU KNOW, SO IF YOU THINK THEY'RE THE MOST QUALIFIED, IT'S YOUR DUE DILIGENCE TO MAKE SURE YOU CAN MAKE IT WORK BECAUSE YOU ALWAYS WANT THE MOST QUALIFIED TEAM TO DO YOUR DESIGN.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER FISHMAN. I JUST HAVE A QUICK COMMENT, WHEN I WAS ELECTED IN 2016, ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS I DID WAS TOWARD THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT WITH VICE MAYOR BOLTON AND LOOKING AT WHAT THEY DO AND WHERE THEY DID IT AND HAVING CONVERSATION WITH NOT ONLY JACK, BUT THE PLANT MANAGER ON THE THINGS THAT WE COULD DO IF WE HAD A NEW BUILDING AND WE HAD A CHANGE IN HOW WE TREAT OUR WATER.

I'M JUST THRILLED THAT WE'RE FINALLY DOING IT.

THANK YOU. AND THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF OUR CITY'S WATER IS ALSO PARAMOUNT AND WILL BE PROTECTED THROUGH THIS PROJECT IF WE'RE TO APPROVE IT.

AND I KNOW THIS IS DESIGN PHASE AND WE HAVE OTHER STEPS TO GO, BUT IT IS A GREAT STUFF IF WE ARE TO PROVE IT. SO ON THAT NOTE, CITY CLERK, WILL YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL TO SEE IF WE APPROVE IT? YES, MA'AM.

CALL] THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY, FIVE TWO ZERO.

EXCELLENT. WE'RE NOW MOVING ON TO EIGHT B TR ONE THREE FOUR FOUR SIX EASTSIDE WATER MAIN

[b. TR13446 - East Side Water Main Extension Project]

EXTENSION PROJECT.

CITY ATTORNEY, WILL YOU PLEASE READ THE TITLE INTO THE RECORD? THANK YOU, MAYOR, AND COMMISSION.

FOR THE RECORD, THIS IS TEMPORARY RESOLUTION NUMBER ONE THREE FOUR FOUR SIX.

AND IT READS AS FOLLOWS. IT'S A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY TAMARAC, FLORIDA, AWARDING RFQ NUMBER TWENTY DASH ZERO THREE Q TWO AND APPROVING AN AGREEMENT WITH ECKLER ENGINEERING INC.

FOR THE ENGINEERING, DESIGN, PERMITTING AND CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION PURPOSES FOR THE EAST SIDE DISTRIBUTION EXPANSION PROJECT AT A CONTRACT COST OF SEVEN OR EIGHT THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS FLAT.

AN ALLOWANCE IN THE AMOUNT OF THREE SEVENTY SIX TWO HUNDRED WILL BE ADDED TO THE PROJECT ACCOUNT FOR A TOTAL PROJECT BUDGET OF ONE MILLION EIGHTY FOUR THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED FLAT, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, AND FINALLY PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE MATTERS NOW ON THE FLOOR, MAYOR, AND COMMISSION FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I'M LOOKING FOR A MOTION OF SECOND PLEASE.

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MOTION TO APPROVE. SECOND.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. CITY CLERK, ACTUALLY, FIRST WE'RE GOING TO GO TO A PRESENTATION.

JACK, THE FLOOR IS YOURS AGAIN.

YES, IF LEVENT COULD PUT UP THE PRESENTATION, PLEASE.

OK, SO AS STATED, WE HAVE TEMP RESO ONE THREE FOUR FOUR SIX, THE PROJECT SUMMARY FOR THIS EAST SIDE WATER MAIN EXTENSION PROJECT.

WATER SERVICING THE AREA OF TAMARAC, EAST OF STATE ROAD SEVEN, IS CURRENTLY PROVIDED BY THE CITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE.

AND TAMARAC IS DEPENDENT UPON FORT LAUDERDALE FOR QUALITY CONTROL AND DELIVERY OF WATER, WHICH WE HAD HAD RECENT EVENTS EXPERIENCING THEIR SUPPLY AND OUR INABILITY TO SUPPLY HAS OBVIOUSLY PUSHED US TO PROCESS THIS PROJECT AS A SOLUTION TO CONTROL THE QUALITY OF THAT AREA. COST OF THE WATER SUPPLY PRESENTLY IS APPROXIMATELY TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY THREE THOUSAND ANNUALLY AND IS LIKELY TO INCREASE.

WITH ALL THE INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS THAT THEY HAVE GOING ON, I'M SURE THAT THEY'RE GOING TO PASS A LOT OF THOSE COSTS ONTO THE USERS SO THAT WE WILL ULTIMATELY PROBABLY END UP HAVING TO PAY A LOT MORE FOR THAT.

EXTENSION OF THE CITY WATER TO THE EAST SIDE WILL ALLOW THE CITY TO BETTER MANAGE THE QUALITY AND COST OF DISTRIBUTING WATER TO THE RESIDENTS.

ALSO, WE CAN ENHANCE FIRE FIGHTING CAPACITY AT THE SAME TIME.

PROJECT INCLUDES A FEASIBILITY GO/NO-GO PHASE, WHICH WILL ENSURE THE PROJECT IS FEASIBLE, CONSTRUCTIBLE ROLE AND WILL LIMIT THE COST TO THE CITY NOT TO EXCEED ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY TWO THOUSAND, IF THE PROJECT IS NOT FEASIBLE, IF THE PROJECT IS FEASIBLE, WE WILL SEEK GRANT FUNDING FOR SAID CONSTRUCTION.

I THINK THIS PROJECT WOULD BE A GREAT PROJECT FOR GRANT FUNDING.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. BASICALLY, THIS SHOWS OUR WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND THE PLAN ON THE LEFT SHOWS THE TUW, WHICH IS THE PORTION OF THE CITY THAT WE SUPPLY WATER TO, AND THE TUE, WHICH IS TAMARAC UTILITY EAST IS THE PORTION THAT WE ARE PROPOSING TO FEED WITH THIS WATER MAIN EXTENSION.

AND THE BLOW UP OF THAT AREA IS THE DRAWING TO THE RIGHT.

AND SO WE CAN BASICALLY GO AHEAD WITH THIS PROJECT AND WE WOULD BE ABLE TO SUPPLY THAT WHOLE EASTERN SECTION OF THE CITY WITH THE CITY OF TAMARAC WATER, WHICH WE COULD BE ABLE TO CONTROL THE FLOWS, THE PRESSURES AND THE QUALITY WATER, WHICH IS OBVIOUSLY VERY IMPORTANT. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

FEASIBILITY DESIGN PERMITTING AND CONSTRUCTION, THE ADMINISTRATION IS INCLUDED IN THIS CONTRACT, A CONTRACT AGREEMENT IS WITH ECKLER ENGINEERING INC THE CONTRACT FEE IS ONE MILLION FOR DESIGN, ONE MILLION EIGHTY FOUR EIGHT, NOT TO EXCEED THAT INCLUDES A ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY TWO THOUSAND GO/NO-GO FEASIBILITY STUDY PROJECT TIMELINE FOR THE FEASIBILITY STUDY PORTION IS FORTY FIVE DAYS AND THE DESIGN TO BID PACKAGE IS AN ADDITIONAL THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN DAYS.

QUESTIONS. THANK YOU, JACK.

WE NOW HAVE COMMISSIONER GELIN HAS A QUESTION ARE THERE REPRESENTATIVES FROM EKLER ENGINEERING HERE.

NO, THERE IS NOT.

HAVE THEY DONE WORK IN THE CITY OF TAMRAC BEFORE? YES, THEY HAVE.

AS I PREVIOUSLY, THEY'RE PART OF A SUBCONTRACTING TEAM ON THE WATER PLANT SIDE.

THEY HAVE DONE NUMEROUS PROJECTS FOR US IN THE WATER PLANT, BASICALLY FOR DESIGNING OF RENOVATIONS, MODIFICATIONS TO THE WATER PLAN, AND HAVE DONE SIMILAR SMALLER WATER LINE PROJECTS AND DISTRIBUTION OVER THE YEARS.

OK, AND I UNDERSTAND THAT IT'S STANDARD THAT WE TAKE ABOUT 10 PERCENT AND USE THAT FOR CONTINGENCY. HOW OFTEN OR HOW RARE DO WE USE THAT FULL 10 PERCENT OR IS IT TYPICALLY FIVE PERCENT? HOW MUCH OF THAT CONTINGENCY IS TYPICALLY USED UP? YOU KNOW, THAT VARIES A LOT.

I WOULD SAY WITH THE FIRST PROJECT WE JUST TALKED ABOUT WITH A WATER PLANT, THERE'S A FAIRLY HIGH PROPENSITY THAT WE'RE GOING TO GET INTO THAT 10 PERCENT.

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HOW MUCH OF IT, COMMISSIONER? YOU KNOW, AGAIN, I DON'T HAVE A CRYSTAL BALL, SO I CAN'T TELL YOU.

ON THIS PROJECT HERE, I WOULD THINK THAT WE MAYBE WE SHOULDN'T.

BUT THE PROBLEM IS WE ARE CROSSING A LOT OF PROPERTY, GOING DOWN A COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD, ETC. THERE'S A LOT OF OTHER UTILITIES IN THAT THAT RIGHT AWAY.

AND SO WHAT WE DISCOVER IN OUR DUE DILIGENCE IS THAT MAY CAUSE SOME PROBLEMS TO THE PROJECT THAT WOULD INFLUENCE THE SCOPE AND CREATE PROBLEMS THAT WE HAVE TO DO DESIGNS AROUND OR SOMEHOW COME UP WITH A SOLUTION THAT WASN'T FORESEEN AND COULD IMPACT THE COST.

AND SO WE COULD GET INTO THE 10 PERCENT THAT I WOULD SAY IT'S LESS LIKELY IN THIS PROJECT. BUT AS THE SAYING GOES, NEVER SAY NEVER.

SO I CAN'T TELL YOU.

HISTORICALLY, I DON'T HAVE THAT DATA AVAILABLE.

I'M SURE THAT WE CAN GET THAT TO YOU ON WHAT ARE OUR AVERAGE CONTINGENCY UTILIZATION IS OVER TIME. BUT I CAN TELL YOU THAT IT'S NOT A HIGH PERCENTAGE.

WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON MAKING SURE THAT WE BRING THESE PROJECTS IN ON TIME AND ON BUDGET.

AND A LOT OF THESE PROJECTS ARE DESIGN BILLS.

AND SO WE HAVE A LOT OF CONTROL.

AND WE CAN BASICALLY MAKE SURE THAT THEY COME WITHIN BUDGET.

BUT THERE'S ALWAYS THE PROPENSITY OF COMING ACROSS SOMETHING THAT YOU DID NOT FORESEE.

AND THAT'S PURELY WHAT THAT CONTINGENCY IS THERE FOR: TO PROTECT US.

SO IF WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A PROJECT AND WE RUN INTO A PROBLEM, THAT'S GOING TO INCREASE THE SCOPE. IF WE DIDN'T PUT THIS CONTINGENCY IN, WE WOULD HAVE TO STOP THE WHOLE PROCESS. GO AHEAD AND GET ON THE AGENDA FOR THE NEXT COMMISSION MEETING AND DO A RESOLUTION TO DO SO.

IT WOULD NOT BE TIMELY.

IT WOULD BE AN INTERRUPTION OR A SPEED BUMP IN THE ROAD PROCESS TO COMPLETION.

SO WE TRY TO INCLUDE THAT CONTINGENCY, BUT INVARIABLY WE DON'T USE IT.

AND IF WE DO USE IT, WE DON'T ALWAYS VERY SELDOM USE ONE HUNDRED PERCENT.

OK, SO QUESTION FOR MICHAEL OR THE FINANCE DIRECTOR.

IS THERE A CONTINGENCY BUCKET OR CATEGORY AND THE BUDGET OR IS IT JUST BASED ON PROJECT AND DO YOU HAVE AN ESTIMATE ON, FOR EXAMPLE, WE HAD 20 MILLION DOLLARS IN PROJECTS LAST YEAR AND 10 PERCENT OF THAT WAS CONTINGENCY MONEY.

HOW MUCH OF THAT HOW WE SPENT? HOW MUCH OF THAT GOES BACK TO THE BUDGET? SO, COMMISSIONER GELIN, THERE ISN'T A CONTINGENCY BUCKET; THE CONTINGENCIES ARE BUDGETED PER PROJECT, AND WHEN THE PROJECTS ARE CLOSED OUT, ANY FUNDS THAT AREN'T USED ARE RETURNED TO THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN FUND FOR USE GOING FORWARD INTO THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR FOR PROJECTS DEPENDING ON WHICH FUNDS THAT THEY'RE IN.

SO IN TERMS OF CALCULATING HOW MUCH CONTINGENCY WE SPEND OR DON'T SPEND, WE DON'T.

AS FAR AS I KNOW, WE DON'T HAVE A CALCULATION FOR THE PERCENTAGE THAT WE'VE SPENT OVER ANY GIVEN PERIOD IN CONTINGENCY PER PROJECT.

THE CONTINGENCY SPEND DEPENDS ON THE PROJECT AND THE CHALLENGES ASSOCIATED AND HOW WELL WE KNOW WHAT WE MAY ENCOUNTER WHEN WE DO A PROJECT.

SOME PROJECTS ARE MORE CHALLENGING BECAUSE YOU'RE DIGGING THINGS UP.

OTHERS ARE LESS SO BECAUSE YOU'RE BUILDING A BUILDING ON AN ESTABLISHED SITE.

SO IT VARIES PROJECT TO PROJECT.

THAT'S WHY WE HAVE TRANSITIONED TO THIS PERCENTAGE OF CONTINGENCY IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE THAT PROJECTS GO SMOOTHLY AND THAT THE MONEY RETURNED TO THE CAPITAL FUND TO BE USED FOR FUTURE CAPITAL PROJECTS WHEN THE PROJECTS ARE CLOSED OUT.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I WAS REMISS IN NOT OPENING PUBLIC COMMENTS.

SORRY, NOT USED TO OUR REGULAR AGENDA HAVING PUBLIC COMMENTS, SO IF YOU WOULD, I'M GOING TO OPEN PUBLIC COMMENTS AND CITY CLERK, ARE THERE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS? THERE OR NOT, MA'AM. EXCELLENT.

PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

AS SUCH, WE WILL MOVE BACK TO THE COMMISSION VICE MAYOR.

THANK YOU. MY QUESTION IS FOR JACK, IF IT PLEASES THE MAYOR.

HOW FEASIBLE IS THIS PROJECT, AT LEAST IN YOUR ESTIMATION? WE DID A CURSORY STUDY OF WHETHER HYDRAULICALLY AND MECHANICALLY WHETHER THIS COULD BE

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DONE. AND IT WAS BASICALLY A POSITIVE YES, BUT WE ARE GOING THROUGH, YOU KNOW, A LONG LENGTH OF COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD RIGHT AWAY.

THERE'S A BUNCH OF ENTITIES THAT CONTROL THIS WHOLE PROJECT, SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT FOR OUR WATER WITHDRAWAL PERMIT, YOU KNOW, FDOT FOR THE RIGHT OF WAY, DEP FOR THE PERMIT TO ACTUALLY DO A WATER MAIN EXTENSION.

AND SO WE FIGURED BECAUSE OF THE SIZE OF THIS PROJECT, WE FELT IT PERTINENT TO MAKE SURE WE DID A NO-GO/GO STUDY FIRST.

I AM VERY CONFIDENT THAT IT'S GOING TO END UP SAYING GO, BUT I CERTAINLY DON'T WANT TO GO AHEAD AND APPROVE A PROJECT AND AUTHORIZE IT AND FIND OUT WE GET HALFWAY THROUGH IT, WE SPENT, YOU KNOW, HALF A MILLION DOLLARS AND, YOU KNOW, WE CAN'T DO IT.

SO I THINK IT'S MONEY WELL SPENT.

AND IT'S DESIGNED TIME AND PERMITTING INQUIRIES THAT WOULD HAVE TO BE DONE IF WE'RE GOING TO DO IT ANYWAYS.

SO IT'S NOT WASTED TIME, BUT IT IS YOU KNOW, IT'S A VERY SAFE MANNER IN APPROACHING THIS PROJECT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE EXPEDITIOUSLY PROCESSING THE PROJECT.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, NOT COMMITTING FUNDS THAT MAY END UP NOT BEING ABLE TO BE THE PROJECT MAY NOT BE ABLE TO GO AHEAD.

SO IF I WAS A BETTING MAN, I BET IT'S GOING TO BE A GO.

BUT THERE'S NO GUARANTEES IN LIFE.

SO I COULD BE WRONG, BUT I'M HOPING I'M NOT.

OK. AND I KNOW THAT THIS QUESTION IS RATHER RHETORICAL, BUT WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO DO A STUDY PRIOR TO COMMITTING THESE FUNDS? IS IT THAT YOU HAVE TO LEGALLY GET A THIRD PARTY INVOLVED OR COULD YOU HAVE MADE THIS DECISION YOURSELF? I GUESS I COULD HAVE MADE THE DECISION MYSELF AND WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE CITY MANAGER.

BUT AS A PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER, I DON'T THINK I'D BE DOING MY DUE DILIGENCE TO NOT DO THE STUDY. IT'S JUST IT'S TOO BIG A PROJECT.

I MEAN, WE'RE TALKING, YOU KNOW, UPWARDS OF AND SO THERE'S NO WAY I WOULD WANT TO COMMIT TO A PROJECT LIKE THAT WITHOUT DOING MY DUE DILIGENCE. AND SO THIS STUDY AND IT'S NOT PURELY A STUDY.

LIKE I SAID, A LOT OF THE WORK THAT'S GOING TO BE DONE IN THE PROCESS OF THIS STUDY IS ACTUAL WORK THAT WOULD BE DONE IF WE WERE GOING TO DO THE ENTIRE PROJECT.

SO WE'RE NOT JUST, YOU KNOW, DOING THE STUDY AND THEN WE PUT THIS AWAY AND WE DON'T USE ANY OF THAT INFORMATION. A LOT OF THAT INFORMATION IS GOING TO BE MORPHED INTO THE OVERALL DESIGN, ET CETERA.

SO IT'S NOT WORK THAT'S THAT'S BEING WASTED.

IT'S WORK THAT'S BEING PERMANENTLY DONE AT THE FRONT END TO MAKE SURE WE CAN DO THE PROJECT. OK, AND IF I MAY, IS TUSCANY VILLAS INCLUDED IN THIS PROJECT? IT WOULD BE FOR WATER SERVICE, YES.

OK, AND IS THE BUDGET INDICATIVE OF INCLUDING TUSCANY VILLAS IN THIS PROJECT? SO, ARE THEY ALL INCLUDED OR I MEAN, HELP ME OUT HERE? YES, THEY ARE. OK, SO THAT WOULD INCLUDE ANY DEMANDS THAT THE CITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE WOULD HAVE TO RELEASE THEM AS A CUSTOMER? WELL, I'M NOT AWARE OF ANY DEMANDS THAT FORT LAUDERDALE IS GOING TO MAKE TO US.

I THINK MAYBE MIKE CAN SPEAK TO THIS.

BUT I'M ASSUMING AND OF COURSE, YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ASSUME, I'M ASSUMING THAT THERE IS GOING TO NOT BE ANY KIND OF MONETARY TYPE OF SETTLEMENT WITH FORT LAUDERDALE.

I THINK THAT THEY ARE WILLING TO JUST RELEASE THAT TUSCANY VILLAS TO OUR SERVICE AREA IF WE SO CHOOSE TO PURSUE.

MIKE, IF YOU YOU CAN ADD SOMETHING TO THIS ABOUT--I WAS UNAWARE OF ANY FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF US TAKING OVER AS FAR AS DEALING WITH FORT LAUDERDALE.

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AND JUST TO CLARIFY, I WAS NOT--SORRY, MR. MANAGER, I WAS NOT ALLUDING TO THERE BEING A FINANCIAL IMPACT TO FORT LAUDERDALE, BUT I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE BUDGETED AMOUNT IS SUFFICIENT FOR THIS TYPE OF OK. AND SO I JUST WANT TO SAY QUICKLY HOW WE HAVE WORKED EXTREMELY HARD, THE MAYOR AND ME, BEHIND THE SCENES FOR THIS PROJECT TO EVEN SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY, SERIES OF MEETINGS, SERIES OF LETTERS JUST GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS OF EVEN HAVING THIS ON THE AGENDA TODAY.

AND SO I'M EXCITED ABOUT THE PROJECT.

I THINK IT IS LONG OVERDUE.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, ADAM WEINSTEIN, ONE OF THE RESIDENTS ON THE EAST SIDE, SAID HE IS TIRED OF THE YELLOW WATER, ASSUMING THAT FORT LAUDERDALE GIVES HIM YELLOW WATER.

I'M NOT SURE HOW TRUE THAT IS, BUT THAT IS YOU KNOW WHAT HE SAID? I AM VERY, VERY PARTICULARLY PLEASED WITH WHEN I'M AT CITY HALL, HOW WATER IS OVER ON THIS SIDE.

AND I'M JUST, YOU KNOW, WAITING FOR MY SIDE OF TOWN TO GET THE QUALITY WATER THAT YOU, JACK, WORK SO HARD AT MAKING SURE IS QUALITY.

SO I WANT TO THANK YOU AND, OF COURSE, THE MAYOR FOR YOUR HARD WORK AND FOR BOTH YOUR LEADERSHIP ON THIS.

AND I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A VERY, VERY GOOD PROJECT.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

AND I AGREE IT'S BEEN A PLEASURE WORKING WITH YOU ON THIS.

AND I KNOW WE HAVE A FEW MORE STEPS TO GO FOR THE OTHER PART OF IT, BUT I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL BE SUCCESSFUL. SO ON THAT NOTE, LET'S SEE IF OUR COMMISSION WILL PASS THIS SO WE CAN TAKE OUR STEPS FORWARD.

CITY CLERK, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY FIVE TO ZERO.

EXCELLENT, WE ARE NOW MOVING TO EIGHT C TR ONE THREE FOUR FIVE ZERO VOLUNTARY SEPARATION

[c. TR13450 - Voluntary Separation Incentive Plan (VSIP)]

INCENTIVE PLAN B CIP.

CITY ATTORNEY, WILL YOU PLEASE READ THE TITLE ONTO THE RECORD.

THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COMMISSION. FOR THE RECORD, IF YOU WILL, TEMPORARY RESOLUTION NUMBER ONE THREE FOUR FIVE ZERO READS AS FOLLOWS.

IT IS A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY, TAMARAC, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A VOLUNTARY SEPARATION INCENTIVE PLAN, OFFERING SEPARATION INCENTIVE BENEFITS TO ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEES, MEETING CERTAIN CITY SERVICE REQUIREMENTS, OR MEETING CERTAIN TARGET OR MEETING CITY SERVICE AND PENSION VESTING REQUIREMENTS FOR A NORMAL, UNREDUCED PENSION OR RETIREMENT BENEFIT.

AUTHORIZING APPROPRIATE CITY OFFICIALS TO EXECUTE AND ADMINISTER THE PLAN.

PROVIDING FOR THE APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

THE MATTER OF NUMBER TR ONE THREE, FOUR FIVE ZERO IS NOW ON THE FLOOR FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE MAYOR AND COMMISSION. THANK YOU.

NEED A MOTION AND A SECOND, PLEASE? SO MOVED ANYBODY WANT TO ROLL OVER TO A SECOND? SECOND. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AT THIS TIME, WE'RE GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO LERENZO CALHOUN, OUR HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR. THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

GOOD AFTERNOON, MADAM MAYOR.

MR. VICE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION.

I HAVE A SMALL PRESENTATION THAT I WILL SHARE WITH YOU TODAY.

LERENZO CALHOUN, DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES.

THE ITEM BEFORE YOU TODAY REGARDING THE VOLUNTARY SEPARATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM WAS INITIALLY INTRODUCED DURING THE BUDGET UPDATE AT THE JUNE 3RD COMMISSION WORKSHOP.

WE FINE TUNED SOME ELEMENTS IN THE PLAN AND ARE PRESENTING THE UPDATED PLAN TODAY.

JUST TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND, MANY OF THE UNCERTAINTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE CORONAVIRUS HAVE HAD AND CONTINUE TO HAVE A CONSIDERABLE IMPACT ON THE CITY'S BUDGET.

DURING THAT BUDGET WORKSHOP, CHRISTINE CAJUSTE, OUR INTERIM FINANCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR

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SHARED FINANCIAL IMPACTS, AS WELL AS PROJECTIONS FOR THE NEAR FUTURE.

THE SALES TAX REVENUE CONTINUES TO DECREASE SLIGHTLY AND THE EFFECT OF COVID-19 IS EXPECTED TO EXTEND INTO OUR FISCAL YEAR TWENTY, TWENTY ONE AND POSSIBLY OTHER FINANCIAL FISCAL YEARS BASED ON THESE PRELIMINARY PROJECTIONS.

THE CITY OF TAMARAC IS ANTICIPATING A REVENUE SHORTFALL EVEN IN FISCAL YEAR TWENTY TWENTY. TO THAT END, THE CITY HAS PUT MEASURES IN PLACE THAT WE SHARE WITH YOU DOING A BUDGET WORKSHOP, INCLUDING IMPLEMENTING A SOFT HIRING FREEZE FOR NON-CRITICAL PERSONNEL POSITIONS, AS WELL AS REDUCING OUR TEMPORARY STAFF CONTRACTS AND FREEZING ALL DISCRETIONARY TRAVEL OUTSIDE THE STATE OF FLORIDA.

IN THIS FIRST SLIDE, WE'RE SHARING WITH YOU WE ARE GOING TO CAPTURE SOME OF OUR GOALS IN THE PARTICULAR VOLUNTARY SEPARATION PROGRAM.

IN PREPARING THE PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR TWENTY TWENTY ONE BUDGET, WE'RE CONTINUING TO FACE SIGNIFICANT REVENUE REDUCTIONS, AS WAS STATED BEFORE, AND WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO EFFECTUATE BUDGET SAVINGS.

SO PERSONNEL SERVICES IS ONE OF OUR LARGEST, IF NOT THE LARGEST SHARE OF THE CITY'S BUDGET IN THE CITY, IS COMMITTED TO IDENTIFYING OPPORTUNITIES TO REDUCE ITS BUDGET AND TO IMPLEMENT PROGRAMS THAT WILL SUCCESSFULLY REDUCE RECURRING COSTS TO THE ORGANIZATION WHILE MINIMIZING THE IMPACT OF THE EFFECT TO THE CITY'S RESIDENTS AND EMPLOYEES.

AS A RESULT, WE DEVELOPED THE VOLUNTARY SEPARATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM IN ORDER TO MEET A COUPLE OF OUR OBJECTIVES.

THAT FIRST OBJECTIVE BEING TO REDUCE AND CONTAIN COSTS THROUGH SAVINGS AND PERSONAL EXPENSES AND PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR EMPLOYEES CONSIDERING RETIREMENT OR OTHER CAREER OPTIONS TO EXERCISE THIS OPTION AT THIS TIME.

THESE PLANS, AS I MENTIONED TO YOU ON JUNE 3RD, ARE SOMETIMES REFERRED TO IN CORPORATE AMERICA AS A BUYOUT, AND ORGANIZATIONS UTILIZE THESE PROGRAMS TO REDUCE AND CONTAIN COSTS THROUGH SAVINGS AND PERSONNEL EXPENSES.

ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEES, AS YOU SEE IN THE SECOND BULLET POINT, WILL BE OFFERED A FINANCIAL INCENTIVE TO VOLUNTARILY RESIGN OR RETIRE.

AND THESE ARE TYPICALLY EMPLOYEES WITH MORE LONGEVITY AT HIGHER PAY LEVELS.

WE ALSO WANT TO STRIKE A BALANCE BETWEEN THE NEEDS OF THE ORGANIZATION AND ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEE NEEDS AND IN CORRELATION, MAKE SURE THAT WE MAINTAIN RESIDENTIAL SERVICES.

THE POSITIONS THAT WILL BE VACATED THROUGH THIS PROGRAM WILL BE EVALUATED AND ONLY FIELD OF DETERMINE ESSENTIAL OR THEY MAY BE FILLED ON A DAILY BASIS.

THERE'S AN UPFRONT COSTS AND THESE UPFRONT COSTS USUALLY HAVE A SIX MONTH TO ONE YEAR RETURN ON INVESTMENT, AND THE SAVINGS ARE THROUGH A COMBINATION OF POSITIONS THAT WILL BE ELIMINATED OR NOT FILLED IMMEDIATELY OR RESTAFFED AT A LOWER COST.

LEVENT, IF YOU COULD ADVANCE TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

IN TERMS OF ELIGIBILITY, CITY STAFF HAVE IDENTIFIED ELIGIBILITY POOL OF APPROXIMATELY 74 EMPLOYEES WHO MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR NORMAL, UNREDUCED RETIREMENT BENEFIT.

OR WE MAY HAVE INDIVIDUALS WITH 20 YEARS OF SERVICE.

AN EMPLOYEE IS CONSIDERED ELIGIBLE IF THEY MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA, A REGULAR, FULL TIME EMPLOYEE OF THE CITY, THEY HAVE NOT PROVIDED OR HAVE NOT PROVIDED TO US A LETTER OF RESIGNATION OR SIGNED LETTER OF RETIREMENT.

THIS WOULD INCLUDE AN IRREVOCABLE LETTER OF RESIGNATION, HAS NOT APPLIED FOR OR ALREADY IS RECEIVING A DISABILITY BENEFIT OR OTHERWISE HAVE LEFT THE CITY'S EMPLOYMENT.

ALSO, THEY WOULD NOT BE IN THE PROCESS OF BEING INVOLUNTARILY TERMINATED.

AND FINALLY, THEY WOULD HAVE TO HAVE BEEN EMPLOYED BY THE CITY AT LEAST 20 YEARS OR FULLY VESTED AND ELIGIBLE FOR A NORMAL, UNREDUCED PENSION OR RETIREMENT BENEFIT FROM THE CITY'S 401A RETIREMENT PLAN.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, LEVENT.

AT THE MEETING ON JUNE 4TH, I BELIEVE COMMISSIONER FISHMAN POSED THE QUESTION OF WHETHER VARIOUS LEVELS OF EMPLOYEES WHO ARE ELIGIBLE KIND OF FELL IN TERMS OF THE RANKS.

IN THIS SLIDE, WE'VE CAPTURED THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES WHO ARE ELIGIBLE BY BARGAINING UNIT GROUP. THE ELIGIBILITY POOL OF APPROXIMATELY 74 EMPLOYEES ARE SPREAD OUT THROUGHOUT THE CITY'S ORGANIZATION.

WE HAVE 13 FIREFIGHTERS, MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE TEAM, FIVE NON BARGAINING ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF MEMBERS, 18 EMPLOYEES WHO ARE IN OUR MANAGERIAL AND PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEE GROUP. AND FINALLY, THIRTY FIVE EMPLOYEES AND THE GENERAL EMPLOYEE PLAN, WHICH IS COVERED BY A FEDERATION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEE CONTRACT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE LEVENT. IN TERMS OF THE PARAMETERS FOR THE SEPARATION BENEFIT, THE

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FOLLOWING OPTIONS WILL BE OFFERED UNDER THE PLAN AT THE ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEES SELECTION.

OPTION ONE WOULD INCLUDE UP TO 20 WEEKS OF BASE PAY OPTION TO 14 WEEKS OF BASE PAY IN CONJUNCTION WITH A FIVE HUNDRED DOLLAR PER MONTH OFFSET TOWARDS THE EMPLOYEES CITY'S HEALTH INSURANCE ELECTIONS HERE, CONSISTENT WITH THE CITY RETIREMENT BENEFIT CONTINUATION RATES FOR UP TO 12 MONTHS.

OPTION THREE WOULD BE INCLUSIVE OF SEVEN WEEKS OF BASE PAY, WITH THE FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS PER MONTH OFFSET TOWARD THE EMPLOYEE CITY HEALTH INSURANCE ELECTION TIER CONSISTENT WITH THE CITY RETIREE BENEFITS CONTINUATION RATES FOR UP TO TWENTY FOUR MONTHS.

FINALLY, OPTION FOUR WOULD BE FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS PER MONTH OFFSET TOWARD THE CITY EMPLOYEE'S CITY HEALTH INSURANCE ELECTION TIER CONSISTENT WITH THE CITY RETIREE BENEFIT CONTINUATION RATES FOR UP TO THIRTY SIX MONTHS.

THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE MANDATED, I BELIEVE, IN 2010 OR 2011 THAT COMPENSATION FOR VOLUNTARY SEPARATION MUST NOT EXCEED 20 WEEKS OF AN EMPLOYEE'S BASED PAY.

SO THE FOUR OPTIONS BEING PRESENTED TODAY COMPLY WITH THE FLORIDA LAW.

NEXT SLIDE, LEVENT, PLEASE.

IN TERMS OF THE FISCAL IMPACT, THE VOLUNTARY SEPARATION PLAN, WHICH IS BEING PROPOSED TODAY, IS SIMILAR TO THE PLAN THAT THE CITY OFFERED IN 2010.

THE FISCAL IMPACT PARTICIPATION LEVEL THAT WE ARE PROJECTING TODAY IS BASED ON THE PLAN THAT WAS OFFERED IN 2010.

I BELIEVE COMMISSIONER GELIN ASKED DURING THE BUDGET WORKSHOP IF WE WERE ABLE TO CAPTURE SAVINGS WHEN THE VOLUNTARY SEPARATION PROGRAM WAS OFFERED IN 2010.

THE ANSWER TO THAT IS YES.

THE PLAN COSTS IN 2010 WERE APPROXIMATELY THREE HUNDRED AND THIRTY NINE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND THE ESTIMATED ANNUAL SAVINGS IN YEAR ONE WAS APPROXIMATELY SIX HUNDRED AND FIFTY SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS.

AS YOU'LL SEE FROM THIS SLIDE THE CITY OFFERED WHEN THEY OFFERED A SIMILAR PLAN IN 2010, THERE WERE TWENTY THREE PERCENT OF OUR EMPLOYEES WHO WERE ELIGIBLE, WHO PARTICIPATED IN THAT PLAN. AND BASED ON THAT 2010 PARTICIPATION LEVEL, WE GUESTIMATE THAT ABOUT 17 EMPLOYEES WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE PLAN IN 2020.

THE AVERAGE SALARY OF THE ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEES IS APPROXIMATELY EIGHTY THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED AND SIXTY SIX DOLLARS, AN AVERAGE 20 WEEK PAYOUT WOULD AMOUNT TO A MAXIMUM VALUE OF THIRTY ONE THOUSAND AND TWENTY SIX DOLLARS.

THE CITY WILL HAVE THE DISCRETION TO CONSIDER AND APPROVE VOLUNTARY SEPARATION REQUESTS AND MEET THE CITY'S FINANCIAL, OPERATIONAL AND BUSINESS NEEDS, BUT DO NOT ANTICIPATE THAT THE COST FOR THE TWENTY TWENTY PLAN TO EXCEED FIVE HUNDRED THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS BASED ON THE PARTICIPATION LEVELS AND OUR GUESSTIMATES OF THE SIMILAR PLAN THAT WE OFFERED IN TWENTY TEN. FUNDS TO PAY FOR THE VOLUNTARY SEPARATION PROGRAM WILL BE APPROPRIATED FROM ONE TIME NON-RECURRING FUNDS, EACH POSITION VACATED THROUGH THIS PROGRAM WILL BE FULLY EVALUATED AND ONLY FILLED IF IT'S AN ESSENTIAL POSITION.

OTHERWISE, IT WILL BE ELIMINATED OR REMAIN OPEN FOR A LIMITED AMOUNT OF TIME.

THEREFORE, WE ANTICIPATE THE RETURN ON THE INVESTMENT FOR THIS PROGRAM WILL BE VERY SIMILAR TO THE PROGRAM IN 2010, WHICH WAS A TIMEFRAME OF BETWEEN SIXTEEN MONTHS TO A YEAR FOR A RETURN ON INVESTMENT.

A LONG TERM SAVINGS FROM REDUCING POSITIONS AND STAFFING WILL ALLOW THE CITY TO HOPEFULLY BALANCE THE BUDGET IN FISCAL YEAR TWENTY TWENTY ONE AND IN FUTURE YEARS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. FINALLY, I'D LIKE TO CONCLUDE THIS PRESENTATION BY SHARING A TIMELINE OF NEXT STEPS IN THE PROCESS, PROVIDED THE COMMISSION APPROVES THE RECOMMENDATION BEFORE YOU TODAY. AS YOU CAN SEE, UPON APPROVAL BY THE COMMISSION, ALL EMPLOYEES WILL BE NOTIFIED THAT THE PLAN IS BEING OFFERED.

THE HUMAN RESOURCES STAFF WERE NOTIFYING ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEES TODAY.

BEGINNING TOMORROW, THE FORTY FIVE DAY APPLICATION WINDOW WOULD OPEN.

HUMAN RESOURCES STAFF WILL DISSEMINATE THE PLAN INFORMATION TO ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEES AND WRITTEN IN ELECTRONIC FORM.

THAT INFORMATION WILL INCLUDE A SUMMARY PLAN DESCRIPTION OF THIS PARTICULAR VOLUNTARY SEPARATION PROGRAM, AS WELL AS THE APPLICABLE RETIREMENT PLAN OR THE PENSION PLAN THAT THEY ARE PART OF. THE APPLICATION WILL ALSO BE A PART OF THAT PACKET, AS WELL AS AN AGREEMENT, WAIVER AND RELEASE AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON THE PLAN.

INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYEES WILL ALSO RECEIVE A CUSTOMIZED WORKSHEET ADDRESS THAT WILL ADDRESS ANTICIPATED FINANCIAL AMOUNTS, WHICH ARE OUTLINED IN THE FOUR OPTIONS.

IT WILL ALSO INCLUDE THE PAYOUT FOR LEAVE, INSURANCE, AND OVERALL BENEFIT APPLICATIONS.

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BEGINNING THE WEEK OF JUNE, TWENTY NINTH, WE'LL BEGIN TO CONDUCT VIRTUAL AND LIVE SMALL GROUP INDIVIDUAL EDUCATIONAL MEETINGS REGARDING THE OVERALL VOLUNTARY SEPARATION PROGRAM, PENSION AND BENEFIT APPLICATIONS, AS WELL AS 457 DEFERRED COMPENSATION QUESTIONS.

FROM JUNE TWENTY FIFTH THROUGH AUGUST 10TH IS THE WINDOW THAT IN ADDITION TO THAT, THERE IS A SEVEN DAY REVOCATION PERIOD FOR EMPLOYEES.

FINALLY, WE WILL CONCLUDE WITH INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE ELECTING TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PLAN.

THEY WOULD ELECT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE VOLUNTARY SEPARATION PROGRAM AND END THEIR SERVICE BY AUGUST 30. THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION AND I'LL TAKE YOUR QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME.

EXCELLENT. THANK YOU. AND NOW I WILL OPEN IT UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS, IF THERE ARE ANY, SINCE THE LAST TIME I WAS NOTIFIED THERE WERE NOT.

ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS.

THERE ARE NOT, MADAM MAYOR. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU.

PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED AND WE ARE GOING--ACTUALLY I DO HAVE COMMISSIONER GELIN ON DECK. VICE MAYOR, YOU ARE NEXT.

LERENZO, QUESTION: HOW SOON, LET'S SAY, FOR EXAMPLE, THE 17 PEOPLE THAT YOU PROJECT WILL TAKE THE OFFER.

WHAT IS THE TIMELINE OF REPLACING SOME OF THOSE ROLES? DOES IT DEPEND ON THE ROLE OR DO YOU FORESEE LEAVING THE POSITION OPEN FOR SEVERAL MONTHS UNTIL YOU START HIRING PROCESS? THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION. IT WOULD DEPEND ON THE ROLE.

SOME OF THE POSITIONS WOULD BE DEEMED ESSENTIAL.

FOR EXAMPLE, THE FIREFIGHTERS WOULD BE DEEMED AN ESSENTIAL ROLE, IF SOME OF THEM ADVANTAGE OF THE OPPORTUNITY.

AS YOU HEARD THE OTHER DAY, FROM CHIEF SAYLES, HE CAN'T AFFORD TO LOSE.

HE MORE THAN LIKELY NEEDS TO HIRE ADDITIONAL FIREFIGHTERS.

SO IF IT'S A FIREFIGHTER, THEY WOULD BE DEEMED ESSENTIAL AND WE WOULD HAVE TO START RECRUITING RIGHT AWAY.

OK, AND THEN THE ESTIMATED ANNUAL SAVINGS, AT 651 IS THAT FIRST YEAR SAVINGS OR AN ANNUAL SAVINGS, THAT WAS THE FIRST YEAR OF SAVINGS.

OK, AND DO YOU HAVE AN ESTIMATE OF THE SECOND OR THIRD YEAR OF THAT? OR WOULD THAT JUST DEPEND ON THE HIRING AND REPLACEMENT.

IT WOULD DEPEND. MY FOLKS LOOKED AT THE FIRST YEAR.

THEY DID NOT LOOK AT THE SECOND AND THIRD YEAR.

I CAN PULL THOSE NUMBERS TOGETHER AND PROVIDE THOSE TO THE COMMISSION FOLLOWING THIS MEETING. SO OVERALL, THE FIRST YEAR SAVINGS WILL BE ABOUT ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND.

WHEN YOU FACTOR THE COST OF A HALF A MILLION DOLLARS AND THEN THE SAVINGS OF SIX FIFTY ONE, YOU GET APPROXIMATE HARD DOLLAR SAVINGS OF 100000, BASED ON THE SLIDE JUST ESTIMATING. IF WE GUESSTIMATE THE SAME AS YOU WERE GUESTIMATING, DID YOU SAY ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS, COMMISSIONER? YEAH, YOU SAID THE COST WOULD BE ABOUT 550 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

THAT'S CORRECT. OK, ALL RIGHT.

YEAH, THAT'S A LOT I HAVE.

I MEAN, I DID ACTUALLY HEAR FROM A COUPLE OF EMPLOYEES THAT WERE LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS PROGRAM. SO IT SEEMS LIKE THERE ARE EMPLOYEES WHO WOULD APPRECIATE USING THIS OPPORTUNITY TO PURSUE A CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AS THEY FEEL LIKE THEY PUT THEIR TIME IN HERE IN TAMARAC, SO IT SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD PROGRAM.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. VICE MAYOR.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR. LET HIM THERE, MR. CALHOUN, OF THESE 17 PEOPLE THAT WOULD WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM, HOW MANY OF THOSE PEOPLE OF THOSE EMPLOYEES ALREADY EXPRESSED THAT THEY WOULD RETIRE ANYWAY? IF WE HAVE--'WANT TO BE CAREFUL HOW I ANSWER THAT QUESTION--WE DO HAVE EMPLOYEES WHO ARE IN DROP AND BASED ON OPINIONS OF NOT ONLY OUR CITY ATTORNEY, BUT ALSO A PENSION ATTORNEY, WE DID EXCLUDE EMPLOYEES WHO ARE IN THE DROP PROGRAM.

I CAN SHARE WITH YOU THAT PERSONALLY, I HAVE HAD A FEW EMPLOYEES REACH OUT TO ME WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR NORMAL RETIREMENT, WHO ARE INTERESTED IN THE PROCESS.

THERE'VE ONLY BEEN A HANDFUL THAT I'VE TALKED TO, VICE MAYOR.

OK, BECAUSE IT SEEMS LIKE IF THEY'RE GOING TO RETIRE ANYWAY, THEN IT'S NOT COST SAVING IF WE GIVE THEM A PAYOUT, SO TO SPEAK.

I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU'RE SAYING.

IT'S THESE EMPLOYEES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR RETIREMENT WERE NOT NECESSARILY SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING RETIREMENT UNTIL WE MENTIONED THIS PROGRAM BECAUSE IT WAS OFFERED IN 2010.

OUR EMPLOYEES HAVE BEGUN TO HAVE CONVERSATIONS OR SPECULATION THAT WE WOULD OFFER THIS

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PROGRAM AGAIN BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC.

SO EVEN THOUGH THEY MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR RETIREMENT, THIS IS JUST AN INCENTIVE FOR THEM TO RETIRE. THEY WEREN'T NECESSARILY SEEKING RETIREMENT AT THIS TIME.

BUT THIS INCENTIVE HAS--I HATE TO USE THE WORD ALONG WITH IT--INCENTIVIZED THEM TO SERIOUSLY LOOK AT RETIREMENT.

AND YOU ARE NOT LEGALLY PERMITTED OR AT LIBERTY TO DISCUSS WHO THE 17 EMPLOYEES ARE? THAT'S CORRECT. AND THEN LET'S SAY DIRECTORS ARE INVOLVED.

HOW WOULD YOU MOVE, I DON'T KNOW WHO--.

VICE MAYOR, COULD YOU REPEAT THAT, PLEASE, BECAUSE SOMEBODY WAS OPENING A CANDY BAR OR SOMETHING. OK, SO ASSUMING DIRECTORS ARE INVOLVED, LET'S SAY YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE 17 PEOPLE THAT WANTS TO MOVE OUT OF YOUR ROLE.

WOULD WE FIRST LOOK AT THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF H.R.

FOR THE NEW ROLE? AND HAVE WE SPOKEN TO ASSISTANT DIRECTORS TO FIND OUT IF THEY WOULD BE INTERESTED IN THE ROLE BEFORE WE EVEN ENTERTAIN IT AND IF THEY WOULD BE INTERESTED IN A PAY CUT OR WORKING FOR THE SAME PAY OR THAT SORT OF STUFF? IF IT WERE ME, I WOULD SAY, YES, THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR IS READY TO STEP INTO MY ROLE NOW, THOUGH SHE MAY THROW A SHOE AT ME AFTER SAYING THAT BECAUSE SHE ENJOYS BEING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, HAVING THIS ROLE, BUT SHE IS VERY WELL EQUIPPED AND READY TO STEP INTO THIS ROLE. AND I THINK THAT SHE WOULD UNFORTUNATELY, I HATE TO SAY THIS ON CAMERA, COME IN AT A LOWER SALARY AT THIS TIME.

UNFORTUNATELY, EVEN THOUGH THE WORK, THE LEVEL OF THE WORK IS STILL HERE.

IN THE THREE OPPORTUNITIES WE HAVE AVAILABLE IN THE DIRECTOR ROLES VICE MAYOR, WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE READY TO STEP INTO THOSE ROLES.

WE HAVE SUCCESSION PLANS IN PLACE FOR THEM.

OK, NOW I KNOW YOU'RE NOT AT LIBERTY TO DISCUSS WHO THE 17 PEOPLE ARE, BUT BUT HOW MANY WOULD BE DIRECTORS AND HOW MANY WOULD BE OTHER EMPLOYEES? RIGHT NOW, WE HAVE THREE DIRECTORS WHO ARE ELIGIBLE.

EXCUSE ME ONE SECOND WHILE I GO BACK TO MY SLIDE.

WE HAVE THREE DIRECTORS WHO ARE ELIGIBLE OR MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE TEAM, I SHOULD SAY.

THERE ARE 18 MEMBERS OF THE MANAGERIAL OR PROFESSIONAL STAFF THAT ARE ELIGIBLE.

THE BULK OF THE NUMBERS COME FROM OUR GENERAL EMPLOYEE GROUP, WHICH IS THIRTY FIVE EMPLOYEES. SO IN EACH OF THOSE OPPORTUNITIES, WE WOULD ASSESS THE POSITION, WORK WITH THE DIRECTORS AS WELL AS THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE AND RECEIVE SOME DIRECTION OF WHETHER OR NOT WE NEED TO FULFILL THAT ROLE, WHETHER OR NOT IT COULD BE ELIMINATED OR WE CAN POSTPONE FILLING THAT POSITION POSITION FOR A LIMITED AMOUNT OF TIME.

OK, SO WHERE DID THE NUMBER 17 COME FROM? IF THERE'S THIRTY FIVE HERE AND 18 THERE, REMIND ME, I THINK I MAY HAVE MISSED THAT IN THE PRESENTATION. WE UTILIZE THE PERCENTAGE OF EMPLOYEES THAT TOOK ADVANTAGE IN 2010 TO DO A GUESSTIMATE OF HOW MANY EMPLOYEES IN TWENTY TWENTY WOULD LIKELY--THERE COULD BE MORE.

WE ARE HOPING THERE ARE MORE WHO WOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE.

BUT BASED ON THE PERCENTAGE OF EMPLOYEES WHO TOOK ADVANTAGE IN 2010, WE USE THAT PERCENTAGE TO PROJECT HOW MANY WE BELIEVE WOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT IN 2020.

OK, AND THEN THEY WOULD HAVE TO LEAVE THEIR ROLES--JUST REITERATING--BY AUGUST 31ST.

THAT'S CORRECT. 2020? YES, CORRECT. OK.

I MEAN, OUR EMPLOYEES WORK SO EXTREMELY HARD AND I APPRECIATE ALL OF THEM.

I WOULD BE VERY SAD TO SEE THEM GO, BUT WE GOT TO DO WHAT WE HAVE TO DO.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

YES, THANK YOU, LERENZO.

I UNDERSTAND I DID READ THAT THESE ASSOCIATES EMPLOYEES WOULD NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO COME BACK TO WORK FOR THE CITY.

IS THERE ANY CAP ON THAT? LIKE, AFTER THREE YEARS, THEY CAN COME BACK OR IT'S STRICTLY CANNOT COME BACK TO THE CITY? CANNOT COME BACK TO WORK, TO CONTRACT, TO BE A CONSULTANT.

AM I CORRECT OR NOT CORRECT?

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YOU ARE CORRECT, COMMISSIONER PLACK.

THEY CANNOT COME BACK.

FOR ANY TIME FRAME? FOR ANY TIMEFRAME. OK.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU FOR INCLUDING ALL THE INFORMATION THAT I ASKED FOR THE ARAWA.

THAT'S GREAT. THAT HELPED A GREAT DEAL.

I WAS SURPRISED BY THAT, BUT THAT'S GREAT.

SO I THINK IT'S A BENEFIT TO THE EMPLOYEES SHOULD THEY DECIDE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT.

AND I THINK IT'S A BENEFIT TO THE CITY COUNCIL.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

GOOD JOB. YOU'RE WELCOME.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

AS I THINK MOST PEOPLE KNOW THAT I SAID WHEN I BECAME MAYOR, NO ONE'S ALLOWED TO RETIRE.

SO THIS IS REALLY IN COMPLETE CONFLICT TO MY HEART.

BUT IT IS WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE IN THOSE PEOPLE WHO NEED TO TAKE CARE AND WANT TO TAKE IT.

THEN THEY NEED TO DO WHAT THEY NEED TO DO FOR THEMSELVES AND TO ENJOY LIFE.

AND AT THIS POINT, WE WILL NOW CALL THE ROLL.

CITY CLERK.

THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY, FIVE ZERO.

EXCELLENT. THANK YOU.

I'VE BEEN ASKED FOR A RESTROOM BREAK, SO WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A RESTROOM BREAK.

IT IS TWELVE FORTY.

WE WILL BE BACK HERE AT TWELVE FIFTY.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE ARE BACK ON THE RECORD, IT IS TWELVE FIFTY AND WE ARE MOVING RIGHT ALONG TO ORDINANCE 9A TO2432 ORDINANCE EXTENDING THE WOODLANDS OVERLAY DISTRICT

[a. TO2432 - Ordinance Extending the Woodlands Overlay District Termination Date to Sunset and Terminate Three (3) Years After the Effective Date of the Land Development Code]

TERMINATION DATE TO SUNSET AND TERMINATE THREE YEARS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE LAND AND DEVELOPMENT CODE. CITY ATTORNEY, WILL YOU PLEASE READ THE TITLE INTO THE RECORD.

THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COMMISSION. FOR THE RECORD, IF YOU WILL, TEMPORARY ORDINANCE NUMBER TWO, FOUR, THREE, TWO READS AS FOLLOWS IS AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA, EXTENDING THE WOODLANDS OVERLAY DISTRICT TERMINATION DATE, AMENDING CHAPTER 10 OF THE CITY TAMARAC CODE OF ORDINANCES ENTITLED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE BY AMENDING ARTICLE TWO ENTITLED ZONING DISTRICTS BY SPECIFICALLY AMENDING SECTION TEN DASH TWO POINT SEVEN, SUBSECTION C INSIDE OF WOODLANDS OVERLAY DISTRICT TO SUNSET AND TO TERMINATE THE WOODLANDS OVERLAY DISTRICT THREE YEARS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE CITY TAMARAC LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE IN CONFORMITY WITH THE CITY, TAMARAC COMPREHENSIVE PLAN PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION PROVIDED FOR CONFLICTS, SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. TEMPORARY ORDINANCE NUMBER TWENTY FOUR THIRTY TWO IS NOW ON THE FLOOR FOR CONSIDERATION MAYOR AND COMMISSION.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

I NEED A MOTION AND A SECOND PLEASE? MOTION TO APPROVE.

SECOND THANK YOU. I AM NOT SEEING ANYBODY WISHING TO MAKE ANY COMMENTS ON THIS ITEM, I WILL JUST SAY THAT I DID ASK FOR THIS TO BE PUT ON THE COMMISSION REVIEW TO EXTEND IT FOR ANOTHER YEAR, TO ALLOW FOR DETERMINATION TO FIGURE OUT WHAT, IF ANYTHING, WILL HAPPEN WITH WOODLANDS 2020 PROJECT AND IF NOT TO ALLOW THE TIME FOR THE COMMUNITY TO WORK ON THEIR REGULATIONS AS THEY HAVE BEEN TRYING TO DO SO OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS WITH THE UNKNOWN STILL THERE.

SO AT THIS POINT, CITY CLERK, WOULD YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY FIVE TO ZERO.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE ARE NOW MOVING ON TO OTHER 13A DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE MOTION TO

[a. Discussion and possible motion to direct the City Attorney’s Office to draft an Ordinance of the City, to establish ‘Juneteenth’ as a municipal holiday in the City of Tamarac commencing in 2021 Requested by Commissioner Gelin]

DIRECT THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE TO DRAFT AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY TO ESTABLISH JUNETEENTH AS A MUNICIPAL HOLIDAY IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC, COMMENCING IN TWENTY TWENTY ONE. THIS WAS REQUESTED BY COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YES. SO LAST YEAR, DURING MY COMMISSION REPORT, I ACTUALLY BROUGHT UP JUNETEENTH WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT MOST PEOPLE DUE TO AN EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM THAT DOESN'T REALLY TELL THE FULL STORY OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN THIS COUNTRY ABOUT JUNETEENTH.

SO FORTY SEVEN STATES RECOGNIZE JUNETEENTH AS EITHER A CEREMONIAL HOLIDAY OR JUST A DAY OF OBSERVANCE, BUT NOT A REAL HOLIDAY.

MOST RECENTLY, NEW YORK AND VIRGINIA HAVE OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED JUNETEENTH, WHICH IS A COMBINATION OF THE WORD JUNE AND THE 19TH OF JUNE AS A PAID STATE HOLIDAY, HAWAII, NORTH AND SOUTH DAKOTA ARE THE ONLY THREE STATES THAT DON'T RECOGNIZE IT AT ALL, ALTHOUGH THERE ARE SOME PETITIONS OUT THERE TO RECOGNIZE IT.

TEXAS HAS MADE IT A STATE HOLIDAY SINCE 1980.

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AND THEN GIVEN ALL THE RECENT ATTENTION WITH THE ABUSE THAT AFRICAN-AMERICANS HAVE SUFFERED OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS, A GREATER RECOGNITION OF THE HISTORY OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN THIS COUNTRY.

AND SO A LOT OF COMPANIES HAVE MADE JUNETEENTH A PAID HOLIDAY, INCLUDING TWITTER, NIKE, THE NFL, GENERAL MOTORS, SPOTIFY, ADOBE, MASTERCARD, LYFT, ALLSTATE, TESLA, POSTMATES, QUICKEN LOANS, SQUARE, ALTRIA, FORD, TARGET, GOOGLE, J.C.

PENNEY, BEST BUY, UBER, PNC BANK AND J.P.

MORGAN, JUST TO NAME A FEW.

AND RIGHT NOW THERE ARE A COUPLE OF SENATORS THAT ARE MOVING TO MAKE IT A FEDERAL HOLIDAY. BUT SINCE WE BELIEVE IN HOME RULE, I THINK WE SHOULD TAKE OUR OPPORTUNITY AND USE OUR INDEPENDENCE AS A CITY AND MOVE TO MAKE JUNETEENTH A CITY HOLIDAY IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC. THANK YOU FOR THAT; I HAVE A QUESTION.

SURE.

IN YOUR PRESENTATION, ARE YOU SEEKING FOR THE CITY TO BE MAKING THIS A RECOGNIZED HOLIDAY, BUT ARE YOU ASKING FOR THE CITY SPECIFICALLY AS A CITY TO BE MAKING THIS A PAID HOLIDAY? YES, CITY RECOGNIZED PAID HOLIDAY.

YES, AND IF THERE AREN'T ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS, I'M PREPARED TO MAKE A MOTION.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS? I'M SORRY, I SEE A BUBBLE, BUT I DON'T SEE THE NAME ASSOCIATED.

VICE MAYOR, IS THAT YOU? SO A HOLIDAY MEANING THAT CITY HALL WOULD BE CLOSED AND EMPLOYEES PAID AND GIVEN THE DAY OFF, AND THAT'S WHAT HOLIDAY MEANS.

QUESTION FOR THE COMMISSIONER THROUGH THE CHAIR.

THE ANSWER IS YES. AND THAT'S WHAT THE STATE OF NEW YORK AND VIRGINIA HAVE DONE SO FAR.

AND THE CITY OF PHENIX, ARIZONA AND SOME OTHER CITIES HAVE DONE.

AND THAT'S WHAT I WOULD BE PUSHING FOR.

AND THEN ALSO WE SHOULD ALSO CONSIDER HAVING SOME KIND OF CELEBRATION SIMILAR TO WHAT WE DO FOR VETERANS DAY, MEMORIAL DAY AND MLK DAY.

CITY OF CORAL SPRINGS ACTUALLY HELD A JUNETEENTH CEREMONY A FEW WEEKS AGO.

AND SO I THINK THAT'S THE DIRECTION WE SHOULD MOVE INTO.

QUESTION FOR THE CITY MANAGER THROUGH THE CHAIR.

HOW DOES THIS IMPACT THIS CITY FINANCIALLY? WHAT IS THE FISCAL IMPACT OF MAKING JUNETEENTH A HOLIDAY? VICE MAYOR, THE FISCAL IMPACT IS IS NOT, I MEAN, THIS IS HARD TO SAY, BUT THERE ISN'T A FISCAL IMPACT PER SAY.

I MEAN, IF PEOPLE ARE HERE AND WORKING, THEY GET PAID.

IF THEY'RE NOT HERE AND WORKING ON HOLIDAY, THEY GET PAID.

THE IMPACT IS THAT WORK DOESN'T GET DONE.

WE'D HAVE TO WE'D HAVE TO RUN AN ANALYSIS OF THE COST OF A DAY OF PAYROLL TO TELL YOU THAT, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE GET PAID X NUMBER OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS EACH DAY HERE, BUT THE COST IS IN WORK NOT GETTING DONE, NOT FINANCIAL, SO TO SPEAK.

ALSO, IF WE'RE CLOSED, BUT WE'RE GOING TO DO PROGRAMMING ON THAT DAY, THEN WE HAVE TO BRING STAFF IN AND THAT WOULD PROBABLY BE ON OVERTIME, ON A HOLIDAY TO DO THE WORK.

AND THAT'S NOT TO SAY THAT WE SHOULDN'T HAVE A HOLIDAY AND SHOULDN'T HAVE PROGRAMMING.

IT'S JUST IN BEING RESPONSIVE TO YOUR QUESTION THAT THAT'S A CONSIDERATION.

OK, AND WHAT TYPE OF LIBERATION ARE YOU THINKING OF? I'M NOT PICKING UP ANY KIND OF CELEBRATION.

I WOULD LEAVE THAT TO THE MANAGEMENT OF THE CITY STAFF, BUT IT WILL BE SIMILAR TO WHAT WE DO CURRENTLY FOR THE OTHER HOLIDAYS.

SO, FOR EXAMPLE, WE CURRENTLY DO A SHORT PRESENTATION FOR MEMORIAL DAY, FOR VETERANS DAY AND FOR MLK DAY.

AND SO I WOULD THINK SOMETHING ALONG THOSE LINES.

THAT WILL BE SOMETHING FOR A CITY STAFF TO DEVELOP AND BRING TO THE COMMISSION AND FOR US TO APPROVE. SO, YOU KNOW, NOTHING MUCH DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE'RE DOING CURRENTLY.

AND JUST WANT TO ADD THAT CITY IN NEW YORK ALSO MADE IT A PAID HOLIDAY BEGINNING NEXT YEAR AS DID THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU AND THE CITY OF PORTLAND, OREGON, WHERE IT IS A DAY OF REMEMBRANCE AND ACTION DAY AND A PAID HOLIDAY FOR CITY EMPLOYEES.

OK, QUESTION TO SAM, SINCE THIS IS NOT, SINCE THIS IS LIKE A WORKSHOP ITEM, IT DOESN'T

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NEED KIND OF LIKE A FORMAL MOTION.

IT'S LIKE A WORKSHOP ITEM UNDER OTHER.

CORRECT? MAY RESPOND MADAM MAYOR? THE WAY THAT GOOD AFTERNOON AGAIN. THE ITEM ACTUALLY IS A IS A DISCUSSION, BUT ALSO A POSSIBLE MOTION.

SO IN THE CONTEXT OF THE COMMISSIONER BRINGING FORTH THIS OPPORTUNITY, THIS OPTION, THIS PROMOTED A FUNCTION AT HIS SUGGESTION IF THE COMMISSION BY MOTION AND HE CERTAINLY IS ENTITLED LEGALLY TO MAKE A MOTION UNDER THE RULES TO DIRECTLY PREPARE AN ORDINANCE TO REFLECT THE DECISION TO GO FORWARD, WE WOULD THEN DRAFT IT.

IF IT WAS SECONDED AND CARRIED BY THE COMMISSION, WE WOULD THEN PREPARE AN ORDINANCE TO BRING BACK FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE COMMISSION, WHICH WOULD HAVE WHICH WOULD LEGALLY, LAWFULLY CREATE THE HOLIDAY AS DEPICTED SO THAT IT ALTHOUGH IT'S NOT A WORKSHOP, IT'S A REGULAR MEETING, WHICH WOULD THEN ALLOW ACTION TO BE TAKEN NOT TO ADOPT THE DAY AS A DAY, AS YOU CAN WELL IMAGINE, BUT TO GET THE BALL ROLLING, TO GET IT STARTED IN AN ORDINANCE FORMAT.

IF THE COMMISSION CHOSE TO VOTE IN THAT DIRECTION.

OK, SO I'M NOT SURE I'M NOT SURE THAT I WOULD WANT TO SUPPORT A MOTION TO DRAFT AN ORDINANCE AT THIS TIME.

WHAT I AM IN FAVOR OF IS STAFF COMING BACK WITH SOME SORT OF PRESENTATION AND IDEAS AS TO WHAT THAT HOLIDAY WOULD LOOK LIKE, WHAT TYPE OF CELEBRATION THERE COULD BE, WHAT THE COST OF THAT CELEBRATION COULD BE.

JUST, YOU KNOW, HOW MANY EMPLOYEES WOULD BE OUT.

ALL OF THEM, PRESUMABLY, OBVIOUSLY.

BUT WHAT TYPE OF WORK WOULD NOT GET DONE? HOW MUCH THE EMPLOYEES WOULD GET PAID AS A PART OF THE FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY FISCAL IMPACT AND THAT'S THE STUFF. SO JUST THE OVERALL VIEW.

SO AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME, MADAM MAYOR, I'D LIKE TO GET CONSENSUS TO SEE WHERE OUR COMMISSIONERS ARE, WHERE MY COLLEAGUES ARE IN KIND OF THE LETTING STAFF DO THE WORK, COME BACK WITH SOME SORT OF PRESENTATION, WHAT IT WOULD COST, WHAT KIND OF HOLIDAY THIS WOULD BE, WHAT TYPE OF CELEBRATION THIS COULD BE.

BENCHMARK OTHER CITIES.

FIND OUT WHETHER THE CITIES NATIONALLY ARE DOING.

AND THEN AFTER THAT PRESENTATION, WE COULD THEN PERHAPS DIRECT THE CITY ATTORNEY TO DRAFT AN ORDINANCE. I THINK THAT'S A FAIR WAY TO GO.

THEN JUST OFF THE BAT, DRAFTING A RESOLUTION, DRAFTING AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE A HOLIDAY.

I THINK THAT'S THE MORE THAT'S THE SMARTER THING TO DO AND THAT I WOULD SUPPORT.

I HEAR YOU. I HAVE A COMMISSIONER PLACKO'S HAND RAISED AND WE WILL CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION. COMMISSIONER PLACKO. SAM, I THINK YOU JUST ANSWERED MY QUESTION FROM A LEGAL STANDPOINT.

THIS CAN BE DONE? MAY I RESPOND MAYOR? THIS IS ACTUALLY ESTABLISH A HOLIDAY IN THE CITY.

THE ANSWER IS YES, I MEAN, TO THE EXTENT THAT THE CITY ORDINANCE BY LEGISLATION CREATE ITS OWN HOLIDAY, WHICH WOULD REPLICATE OTHER HOLIDAYS SIMILARLY SITUATED IN OTHER PLACES, THE ANSWER IS YES, YOU COULD DO THAT.

BUT IT WOULD BE IT WOULD BE THE LEGAL BASIS TO GET THERE, IN MY VIEW, WOULD BE AN ORDINANCE WHICH WOULD MAKE SPECIFIC FINDINGS AND WOULD MAKE CERTAIN CONCLUSIONS AND WOULD MAKE IT A LAWFUL HOLIDAY IN THE CITY.

OK. ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE.

THANK YOU, SAM. YES, MA'AM.

THANK YOU. SO I HAVE A QUESTION.

DOES ANY. THERE'S SEVERAL WAYS TO POSSIBLY GET TO THIS.

OH, COMMERCIAL FISHMAN GO AHEAD. MY APOLOGIES, MAYOR, I THOUGHT I HAD TO HIT IT.

I ALSO LIKE THE MEASURED APPROACH THAT THE VICE MAYOR HAS SUGGESTED THAT WE HAVE THE DISCUSSION NOW, BUT WE ALSO HAVE TO, ESPECIALLY RIGHT NOW, HAVE TO HAVE A GOOD IDEA OF THE DOLLARS AND CENTS BEHIND WHAT WE'RE CREATING OF RECOGNIZING JUNETEENTH AS A HOLIDAY. WE DON'T WANT IT TO BE JUST SOMETHING ON OUR BOOKS.

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IF WE'RE GOING TO DO THIS, WE WANT TO DO IT CORRECTLY.

AND PART OF THAT IS CREATING THE CELEBRATION BEHIND IT.

BUT WE ALSO HAVE TO KNOW HOW MUCH THAT'S GOING TO COST.

SO. I LIKE THE APPROACH OF THE VICE MAYOR.

THERE IS NO ADDITIONAL COST, AND I ASKED THE CITY MANAGER TO SEND ME A REPORT OF THE COST OF ALL OF THE CELEBRATIONS WE HAVE THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE YEAR.

SO I WOULD ASK THE CITY MANAGER TO SEND THAT SAME REPORT TO ALL THE COMMISSIONERS SO YOU GUYS CAN SEE FOR YOURSELF WHAT THE COST IS FOR ALL THE VARIOUS CELEBRATIONS THAT WE HAVE.

AND ONCE AGAIN, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT INDEPENDANCE OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN THIS COUNTRY, WHICH HAS BEEN IGNORED FROM THE TIME OF THIS COUNTRY'S BIRTH.

EVERYONE ASSUMES THAT WE WERE ALL FREE WHEN THE COUNTRY GOT ITS INDEPENDENCE ON JULY 4TH, 1776. BUT THAT'S NOT THE CASE.

MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THAT 8 OF THE FIRST PRESIDENTS WERE ALSO SLAVEHOLDERS.

WE LEARNED THAT GEORGE WASHINGTON CHOPPED THE CHERRY TREE BUT DIDN'T KNOW THAT HE OWNED A SEVERAL, SEVERAL NUMBER OF SLAVES.

AND WHEN ONE OF THEM ESCAPED, HE TRIED VERY HARD TO GET THE GET THE ONE SLAVE BACK.

AND SO THIS IS PART OF EDUCATING OUR RESIDENTS AND THE COUNTRY REALLY ON THIS IMPORTANT HOLIDAY. AND SO THERE SHOULD BE NO HESITATION.

AND AGAIN, I'LL BE READY TO MAKE MY MOTION ONCE THE DISCUSSION IS OVER.

THANK YOU, VICE MAYOR.

I WANT TO REMIND THE COMMISSIONER THAT HE DOES NOT HAVE TO FIGHT HARD FOR THIS.

I'M AFRICAN-AMERICAN MYSELF.

YOU MAY BE ABLE TO TELL I'M BLACK.

AND I WOULD LOVE TO SEE A CELEBRATION LIKE JUNETEENTH IN OUR CITY, CELEBRATION OF JUNETEENTH IN OUR CITY OF LOVE TO SEE JUNETEENTH AS A HOLIDAY.

BUT I REALLY THINK THAT WE SHOULD COME BACK WITH SOME SORT OF PLAN, WHAT THE HOLIDAY IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE WITH THE CELEBRATIONS AND THAT SORT OF STUFF.

SO THAT I'M GOING TO SUPPORT.

ALL RIGHT. IF I MAY, I HAVE AN IDEA.

GONNA THROW IT PAST YOU AS A COMMISSION, THE ORIGINAL INTENT WAS FOR A HOLIDAY.

THERE ARE HOLIDAYS THAT ARE HOLIDAYS THAT ARE RECOGNIZED AND THEY'RE NOT NECESSARILY PAID HOLIDAYS OR THEY ARE PAID HOLIDAYS DEPENDING ON WHICH HOLIDAY WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

NOT EVERY HOLIDAY, EVEN IF THEY ARE PAID HOLIDAY, HAVE THE BELLS AND WHISTLES OF EVENTS THAT HAPPEN WITH THEM. SO BUT DOESN'T MEAN THAT WE CAN'T DO ONE.

AT THIS TIME. FROM WHAT I HEAR, THERE IS SOME QUESTION ABOUT HOW TO CELEBRATE.

I HEAR THERE IS SUPPORT FOR A RECOGNIZED HOLIDAY.

I DO HAVE ONE LEGAL QUESTION AND I DON'T KNOW IF IT GOES TO OUR CITY ATTORNEY OR TO OUR HUMAN RESOURCES. SO I'M GONNA ASK THAT FIRST.

DOES ANYTHING IF WE SHOULD MAKE A PAID HOLIDAY, CAUSE ANY ISSUE WITH ANY LABOR NEGOTIATIONS THAT WE HAVE CURRENTLY ABOUT TO BEGIN OR THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN ESTABLISHED FOR OUR FIRE OR ANY OF OUR OTHER NEGOTIATED EMPLOYEES? MAY I RESPOND, MADAM MAYOR? PLEASE. AND I'D BE HAPPY TO DEFER TO MY COLLEAGUE, MR. CALHOUN, WHO HAS A SEVERELY GREAT KNOWLEDGE OF THE SUBJECT MATTER OF OUR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS, AND THERE ARE SEVERAL OF THEM IN PLACE.

MUCH DEPENDS UPON HOW THIS COMMISSION DIRECTS THIS ITEM TO BE FURTHER PROCESSED.

IF AN IF AN ORDINANCE IS DEFERRED PENDING FURTHER REVIEW BY STAFF TO COME BACK WITH A FULLER PRESENTATION ABOUT THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF THE THINGS THAT WERE DISCUSSED BY THE VICE MAYOR. AND THEN ULTIMATELY IT RESULTS IN A HOLIDAY WHICH WOULD HAVE FISCAL OR FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS.

THERE MAY BE IMPACTS ON COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS OR PENDING NEGOTIATIONS THAT MIGHT BE GOING ON AT THE TIME, BECAUSE THERE MAY BE SOME NEED TO REVIEW THE MATTER SPECIFICALLY IN THE CONTEXT OF WHAT THE IMPACT WOULD BE UPON UNION EMPLOYEES WHO OTHERWISE WORK 24/7 OR RELATED CONSISTENT HOURS.

SO THE ANSWER IS IT DEPENDS UPON HOW THE PROPOSAL IS DESIGNED AND HOW IT'S IMPLEMENTED.

AND I CAN'T ANSWER THAT QUESTION WITHOUT THE BENEFIT OF KNOWING THE POLICY OF THE COMMISSION. BUT IT'S A VALID QUESTION TO ASK, BUT IT'S A VALID DISCUSSION BY THE COMMISSIONER TO RAISE AND THEN TO TAILOR BEST BY A MOTION WHICH COULD BE DRAFTED THEORETICALLY TO THE ADMINISTRATION TO DO THE THINGS THAT THE VICE MAYOR IS EITHER ASKING OR REVIEWED OR NOT OR OTHERWISE HAPPY TO RESPOND AS NEEDED.

BUT COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS UNDER CHAPTER FOUR FORTY SEVEN WOULD HAVE TO BE CONSIDERED.

OK, BECAUSE I THINK THAT'S AN IMPORTANT ITEM FOR CONSIDERATION TO MAKE SURE THAT WHATEVER

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POLICY WE WANT TO DO, WE'RE DOING THEM CORRECTLY, DID NOT HAVE ANY UNINTENTIONAL CONSEQUENCES THAT WOULD BE WITH IT.

I THINK, AM I, MY HEARING I HEAR TWO SEPARATE THINGS.

ESTABLISH A HOLIDAY AND A CELEBRATION.

AND I DON'T KNOW IF WE NEED TO HAVE BOTH OF THEM TOGETHER AS ONE OR JUST SEPARATE IT OUT AND DEAL WITH HOLIDAY CELEBRATION AND HOW WE HANDLE IF WE HAVE A CELEBRATION IN THE FUTURE, IN THE FUTURE.

SO THOSE ARE MY THOUGHTS THAT I'M THROWING OUT THERE.

I DO SEE THAT COMMISSIONER GELIN HAD HIS HAND RAISED AND THEN YEAH. JUST TO RESPOND, JUST TO RESPOND TO COMMISSIONER FISHMAN'S REQUESTS OR HER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT WE'RE ASKING FOR, SO TODAY I'M ASKING FOR THE CITY, THE CITY ATTORNEY, TO DRAFT AN ORDINANCE TO MAKE IT A HOLIDAY.

SO IF WE VOTE YES ON THAT TODAY, THERE HAS TWO BE TO READINGS. CAN YOU PLEASE RESTATE, COMMISSIONER GELIN? I'M SORRY. CAN YOU PLEASE RESTATE YOU BROKE UP AND I DIDN'T HEAR WHAT YOU WERE ASKING? NO, I'M SAYING TO ADDRESS THE ITEMS THAT COMMISSIONER FISHMAN AND VICE MAYOR BOLTON REQUESTED, THAT CAN STILL BE HANDLED IF WE VOTE YES TO DRAFT AN ORDINANCE MAKING IT A HOLIDAY TODAY.

BECAUSE IF WE SAY YES TODAY, THERE HAS TO BE TWO READINGS FOR THIS VOTE.

SO IN BETWEEN THOSE TWO READINGS, STAFF CAN COME BACK TO THE COMMISSION AND SAY THESE ARE THE COSTS, THESE ARE THE WHATEVER, THE NOT, THESE ARE NOT THE COST.

THIS IS WHAT POTENTIALLY MAY HAPPEN.

AND THOSE THINGS CAN BE IRONED OUT BETWEEN THE FIRST AND SECOND READING.

SO THERE SHOULD NOT BE A HOLDUP IN THIS PROCESS AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, BECAUSE THOSE ISSUES CAN STILL BE ADDRESSED BETWEEN FIRST AND SECOND READING.

SO BETWEEN WHAT YES, SO BETWEEN WHAT COMMISSIONER GELIN JUST SAID AND WHAT YOU SAID, AND TO WHAT YOU SAID, MADAM MAYOR, IT DOES NOW SOUND TO ME LIKE WE'RE WORKING ON TWO DIFFERENT ITEMS, THE CREATION OF THE DAY AS A RECOGNIZED HOLIDAY, AND THEN HOW WE DEAL WITH CELEBRATING THAT DAY AS A SEPARATE ITEM AS A SEPARATE ITEM, AND THAT CLARIFIES IT FOR ME.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

VICE MAYOR.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR, QUESTIONS FOR THE CITY ATTORNEY.

WHAT WOULD THE HOLIDAY LOOK LIKE? SO I UNDERSTAND THAT CITY HALL WILL BE CLOSED AND THE EMPLOYEES WOULD BE OFF.

BUT IS THIS A HOLIDAY WHERE NOW WE'RE GOING TO SAY THAT ALL BUSINESSES IN THE CITY HAS TO CLOSE ON THAT DAY? MAY I RESPOND, MADAM MAYOR, PLEASE? YES.

MR. VICE MAYOR, GOOD QUESTION.

IF THE MOTION CARRIES TO DIRECT US TO PREPARE AN ORDINANCE, WHICH WE WOULD THEN DO, WE'D HAVE TO LISTEN TO ALL OF THE DIALOG OF TODAY'S DISCUSSION THAT'S BEEN OFFERED BY EACH COMMISSIONER AND TRY OUR BEST TO PREPARE A DOCUMENT THAT REFLECTS YOUR COLLECTIVE THINKING SUBJECT TO A FIRST READING OF AN ORDINANCE.

HAVING SAID THAT, MY SENSE FOR THIS MOTION WOULD INCLUDE THE FACT THAT IT'S A HOLIDAY THAT THE CITY WOULD DECLARE FOR ITS OWN EMPLOYEES AND FOR ITS OWN PERSONNEL, BUT THAT WOULD BE CELEBRATED CITYWIDE BY THOSE WHO CHOOSE TO CELEBRATE IT.

WELL, WE DON'T CONTROL THE BUSINESSES IN THE CONTEXT OF WHETHER THEY'RE OBLIGATED.

WE CAN'T CLOSE PRIVATE BUSINESSES, OBVIOUSLY, CITY CANNOT.

BUT YOU CAN CONTROL YOUR OWN PERSONNEL IN YOUR OWN CITY.

SO THE ANSWER IS, AS I HEARD IT FROM COMMISSIONER GELIN AND FROM THE CONVERSATION TODAY, IN THE DIALOG, IT WOULD BE A CITYWIDE HOLIDAY, BUT IT WOULD HAVE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE PERSONNEL THAT WORK FOR THE CITY, IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN, COMMISSIONER GELIN.

THAT'LL BE CORRECT. AND AS YOU KNOW, THE QUESTION WAS ASKED OF ME BY THE CITY ATTORNEY.

IT WAS A SIMPLE YES OR NO.

AND I THINK YOU'VE ANSWERED IT, COMMISSIONER GELIN.

GO AHEAD, VICE MAYOR. THANK YOU.

SAM, THE WAY THAT WE CAN GET TO THIS, ANOTHER WAY THAT WE CAN GET TO SUPPORTING A HOLIDAY AND A CELEBRATION IS WORKSHOPPING THE ITEM WHERE STAFF CAN COME BACK WITH WHAT THE HOLIDAY WOULD LOOK LIKE AND WHAT THE CELEBRATION WOULD LOOK LIKE, WHAT THE COST OF THE CELEBRATION COULD LOOK LIKE AND THAT SORT OF STUFF.

AND THEN AT THAT TIME, WHEN WE HAVE ALL THE NUTS AND BOLTS FOR THE HOLIDAY AND THE CELEBRATION AS A PACKAGE, WE COULD DIRECT YOU TO MAKE IT A HOLIDAY.

RIGHT. MAY I RESPOND, MADAM MAYOR? YES, MR. VICE MAYOR, THAT'S A CORRECT ASSESSMENT, THAT'S POSSIBLE.

IT'S LEGALLY POSSIBLE. SO.

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WOULD YOU AGREE THAT IT'S SMARTER TO FIND OUT WHAT THE COST OF THE HOLIDAY WOULD BE, THE COST OF THE CELEBRATION, ALL THAT STUFF IN A WORKSHOP, AND THEN WE GIVE YOU THE ORDINANCE OR WE DIRECT YOU TO DROP THE ORDINANCE? OR DO YOU FEEL LIKE GOING AHEAD RIGHT OFF THE BAT AND DROP THE ORDINANCE, AND THAT SORT OF STUFF IS IS EQUALLY WHATEVER THE WORD IS? VIABLE.

THROUGH THE MAYOR, TO THE VICE MAYOR.

YOU'RE ALL VERY SMART PEOPLE AND YOU ALL HAVE YOUR OWN INDEPENDENT THOUGHT ON MANY THINGS, WHICH IS WHICH IS DEMOCRACY IN ACTION.

I CAN'T DICTATE WHAT'S THE SMARTEST MOVE OR NOT.

I CAN TELL YOU THAT EITHER OPTION IS CERTAINLY LEGALLY POSSIBLE AND LEGALLY DOABLE.

I WOULD HAVE TO SUGGEST TO YOU THAT WORKSHOPS SOMETIMES DO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PRESENTATION OF ADDITIONAL DATA AND FACTS THAT WOULD BE USEFUL OR CAN PROVE USEFUL IN THE DRAFTING OF LEGISLATION.

BUT I ALSO HAVE TO RECOGNIZE COMMISSIONER GELIN'S OPPORTUNITY, WHICH SUGGESTS THAT IT'S NOT UNCOMMON THAT BETWEEN A FIRST AND SECOND READING, SOMETIMES THERE CAN BE ADDITIONAL DATA AND INFORMATION PROVIDED WHICH WOULD ENABLE REFINEMENT OF A DOCUMENT THAT OTHERWISE WOULD REQUIRE REFINEMENT AFTER HAVING THE WORKSHOP SESSION OR THE CONSIDERATION OR DISCUSSION BETWEEN FIRST AND SECOND READING, FOR EXAMPLE, SOMETIMES CITIES DO DELAY THE SECOND READING PENDING FURTHER INFORMATION.

SO IT'S REALLY A POLICY DECISION FOR THE COMMISSION TO MAKE.

ALL OPTIONS ARE LEGALLY DOABLE AND CERTAINLY VIABLE IF IT BE THE WISH OF THE COMMISSION TO TAKE EITHER EITHER APPROACH, I'M HAPPY TO RESPOND AND DO THE BEST I CAN TO DEAL WITH EACH ONE AS PROVIDED IF IT'S MOVED AND SECONDED AND CARRIED.

QUESTION TO COMMISSIONER FISHMAN OR COMMISSIONER PLACKO, THROUGH THE CHAIR.

WOULD YOU SUPPORT A MOTION TO DIRECT THE CITY MANAGER, NOT THE CITY ATTORNEY, THE CITY MANAGER, TO DRAFT A PLAN OR WORKSHOP THE ITEM TO COME BACK TO US WITH THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF WHAT THE HOLIDAY WOULD LOOK LIKE AND WHAT THE CELEBRATION WOULD LOOK LIKE AND THE COST? IS THAT SOMETHING THAT YOU BOTH WOULD APPRECIATE OR SUPPORT? I'M GOING TO--CAN I INTERRUPT WITH ONE QUESTION TO THE CITY ATTORNEY AND THEN I'LL LEAVE IT TO THE TWO LADIES. YES.

CITY ATTORNEY IS DO YOU BELIEVE WE WILL BE HAVING WORKSHOPS AGAIN WHEN WE RESUME IN AUGUST? THE BEST ANSWER IS, IS THAT YOU CAN HAVE WORKSHOPS CURRENTLY UNDER THE VIRTUAL MEETING CONCEPT, JUST THAT THE PUBLIC DOESN'T HAVE A RIGHT TO BE HEARD, PER SAY, BUT THEY DO HAVE A RIGHT TO VISIT WITH YOU IN THE CONTEXT OF OBSERVING WHAT OCCURS.

SO THE ANSWER IS YOU COULD HAVE WORKSHOPS, YOU COULD CALL THEM.

YES. ON THIS SUBJECT OR ANY OTHER FOR THAT MATTER.

THANK YOU. I HAVE COMMISSIONER FISHMAN AND COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

THERE'S BEEN A REQUEST MADE FOR YOUR RESPONSE.

COMMISSIONER FISHMAN? YEAH, I'M PONDERING, DEBATING--PONDERING IS A BETTER WORD, NOT DEBATING.

FOR ME, IT'S TWO SEPARATE ITEMS. CURRENTLY, WE'RE DISCUSSING CREATING A NEW HOLIDAY, I THINK IN A SEPARATE CONVERSATION, WE CAN DISCUSS HOW WE RECOGNIZE THAT HOLIDAY.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT ANSWERS THE VICE MAYOR'S QUESTION OR NOT, BUT THAT'S WHERE MY THOUGHTS ARE RIGHT NOW.

OK. COMMISSIONER PLACKO? I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS REALLY BEFORE I CAN ANSWER THAT.

FIRST OF ALL, I FULLY SUPPORT THE HOLIDAY.

LET ME GET THAT OUT OF THE WAY.

TWO QUESTIONS.

DO WE HAVE SUCH A THING HERE IN THE CITY THAT I'VE HAD AND OTHER COMPANIES FLOATING HOLIDAYS, MEANING YOU HAVE X AMOUNT OF DAYS.

IF YOU CELEBRATE--LET ME THINK FROM THE TOP OF MY HEAD, IF YOU CELEBRATE HANUKKAH, YOU CAN TAKE THAT DAY OFF AND BE PAID.

IF YOU DON'T, THEN YOU USE THAT FOR ANOTHER HOLIDAY.

DO WE HAVE SUCH A THING HERE THAT THIS POSSIBLY COULD BE USED?

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CITY ATTORNEY, SHOULD WE DIRECT THAT TO LERENZO? MR. CALHOUN KNOWS ALL ABOUT FLOATING HOLIDAYS.

MR. CALHOUN? GOOD AFTERNOON AGAIN, LERENZO CALHOUN, DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES, WE CURRENTLY DO NOT HAVE FLOATING HOLIDAYS THAT CAN BE TAKEN AT THE ELECTION OF EMPLOYEES, BUT I AM FAMILIAR WITH THE CONCEPT OF FLOATING HOLIDAYS.

IF THAT'S SOMETHING THAT THE COMMISSION SO DESIRES TO TAKE A LOOK INTO.

WE MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER THAT FOR A FUTURE DATE, BUT I'M NOT GOING TO MUDDY THE WATERS NOW WITH THAT.

MY SECOND QUESTION IS IF HE APPROVE THE HOLIDAY NOW, HOW DOES THAT INTERFERE WITH COLLECTIVE BARGAINING, AS THE MAYOR MENTIONED.

MADAM MAYOR.

PLEASE. COMMISSIONER THE ANSWER IS THAT IF YOU TODAY TAKE ACTION TO EITHER DIRECT ME TO DRAFT AN ORDINANCE OR TO DIRECT A WORKSHOP AND THEN AN ORDINANCE OF SOME FUTURE MOMENT, IT'S ONLY LEGISLATION IN PROGRESS.

IT'S KIND OF LIKE ZONING IN PROGRESS, BUT IT DOESN'T IMPACT ANYTHING EXCEPT A CONVERSATION AMONG ALL OF YOU IN A PUBLIC FORUM.

THE END RESULT OF WHICH IS WHETHER YOU ADOPT AN ORDINANCE IN FINAL FORM OR NOT IS UNKNOWN.

AND THEREFORE, BECAUSE IT'S NOT KNOWN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, THE ANSWER IS THAT IT SHOULD NOT HAVE THAT IMPACT.

IMPACT BARGAINING. AND I KNOW MR. CALHOUN WOULD BE HAPPY TO RESPOND TO THAT ISSUE.

AND THAT'S WHERE YOU ACTUALLY TAKE CERTAIN STEPS EFFECTIVELY, BUT WITH LEGISLATION OR OTHERWISE, THAT IMPACTS THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING RELATIONSHIP.

I'M NOT SURE THAT BY DIRECTING A WORKSHOP OR DIRECTING A DRAFTING OF AN ORDINANCE THAT YOU CREATE AN IMPACT BARGAINING BY THAT DECISION THAT WOULD HAVE TO BE A DECISION ON AN ORDINANCE THAT WOULD THEN OPEN UP THAT DOOR.

LERENZO, I DEFER TO YOU FOR THAT BETTER ANALYSIS.

THAT WAS GREAT, SAM.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO, TO ADD TO SAM'S EXPLANATION, WE HAVE NOT BEGUN DISCUSSIONS AT THIS POINT WITH THE FEDERATION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES IN REFERENCE TO NEGOTIATIONS.

SO YOUR TIMING WOULD BE PERFECT FOR US TO HAVE A DISCUSSION IF YOU TOOK ACTION TODAY IN TERMS OF THE FIREFIGHTERS COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT AND THEIR UNION.

SAM MENTIONED WE WOULD HAVE TO IMPACT BARGAINING, WHICH SIMPLY MEANS WE WOULD HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH THEM REGARDING THE IMPACTS OF THE LEGISLATION AND HOW IT WOULD IMPACT THE CONTRACT. SO WOULD NOT BE A PROBLEM FOR US TO HAVE THOSE CONVERSATIONS? I WOULD NOT WORRY ABOUT THE TIMING OF IT.

YOUR TIMING, IN MY ESTIMATION, FROM COLLECTIVE BARGAINING PERSPECTIVE, IS RIGHT ON TIME.

OK, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. I MADE COMMENTS BEFORE OVER THE PAST SEVERAL COUPLE OF YEARS ABOUT PROCEDURES, I LIKE WORKSHOPS, I DON'T LIKE ORDINANCES JUST DRAFTED AND THEN HAVING TO PEEL THEM APART. THEY CREATE, IN MY OPINION, INCONSISTENCIES AND ISSUES THAT WE COULD POSSIBLY AVOID HAD WE WORKED THEM OUT, DISCUSSED THEM OUT.

AND I BELIEVE THAT WE'VE BEEN USING DURING THIS VIRTUAL FORUM THE OPPORTUNITY FOR OTHER TO BE OUR WORKSHOP. THE ONLY REASON WE'VE HAD MOTIONS, SO TO SPEAK, IS BECAUSE WE CAN'T USE CONSENSUS IN THIS MEETING DUE TO THE VIRTUAL RULES.

SO I KNOW WHILE THE VICE MAYOR DID NOT ACTUALLY ASK ME MY OPINION, I'M GOING TO SHARE IT WITH YOU ANYWAY. I DO THINK THAT THIS IS BETTER EQUIPPED FOR US TO MAKE A GREAT DECISION BECAUSE MAYBE I SHOULD HAVE PREFACED THIS I SUPPORT THE HOLIDAY, BUT I SUPPORT SOUND PLANNING IN DOING SO.

SO PLANNING ON THE HOLIDAY, HOW IT'S GOING TO AFFECT OUR CITY AND OUR RESIDENTS OR OUR SERVICES, THAT'S ONE HAVING THE HOLIDAY BE DONE.

THE OTHER PART WOULD BE CELEBRATION.

THE CELEBRATIONS ARE LIKE PROGRAMING FOR THE REST OF THE STUFF THAT WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THROUGHOUT THE YEAR FOR A LOT OF THINGS THAT WE WANT TO DO AND CAN'T DO RIGHT NOW.

SO, AGAIN, DOESN'T MEAN WE MIGHT NOT BE AND WE WON'T BE ABLE TO WE WILL BE COMING OUT OF THIS COVID CRISIS. SO IN MY OPINION, I WOULD BE SUPPORTIVE OF WORKSHOPPING BOTH THESE ITEMS IN FULLER DETAIL.

WE HAVE ONE MORE MEETING BEFORE WE ARE ON HIATUS FROM MEETINGS.

I KNOW THIS IS AN IMPORTANT ITEM.

I'M NOT SURE IF IT'S ONE THAT REQUIRES US TO HAVE IT SPECIFICALLY LINE ITEM OUT WITHIN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS OR IF WE COULD DO IT WHEN WE WERE BACK FROM BREAK, WHEN WE GIVE OUR STAFF TIME TO PROVIDE US WITH THE INFORMATION MATERIALS THAT WE WOULD BE ABLE TO MAKE A FULLY CLEAR POLICY DECISION ON.

I SEE THE VICE MAYOR, GO AHEAD.

THANK YOU. MADAM MAYOR.

WHAT WOULD BE THE PROCEDURE IN MAKING THE OTHER SECTION OF OUR MEETING ESSENTIALLY A WORKSHOP AND NOT NECESSARILY THE MEETING?

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HOW? OH, I THINK THAT COULD PROBABLY BE A QUESTION FOR SAM.

WOULD WE HAVE TO ADJOURN THE MEETING AND THEN RESTART THE MEETING AS A WORKSHOP, OR COULD WE ADVERTISE THE ENTIRE MEETING AND THEN ADVERTISE THE OTHER SECTION AS A WORKSHOP.

TO THE MAYOR IF I CAN TO THE VICE MAYOR.

NOT UNCOMMON TO DO THE FOLLOWING, IT WOULD NOT BE UNCOMMON.

THIS IS JUST GLOBALLY THIS IS WITHOUT REGARD TO THIS ITEM IN PARTICULAR, UNCOMMON TO HAVE A WORKSHOP MEETING FOLLOWED BY A SPECIAL MEETING.

WHAT DOES A SPECIAL MEETING DO.

IT JUST SIMPLY IMPLEMENTS WHAT'S DISCUSSED AT THE WORKSHOP THAT CANNOT BE IMPLEMENTED AT A WORKSHOP. SO, FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU CHOSE TO CONDUCT A WORKSHOP WITH A FULL PANOPLY OF DATA, INFORMATION, ETC THAT YOU'RE DESCRIBING, AND FROM THAT WORKSHOP, THERE WAS A CONSENSUS TO DO SOME THINGS.

THE SPECIAL MEETING WHICH WOULD FOLLOW WOULD THEN ENABLE YOU TO TAKE THAT DATA, INFORMATION, ETC. FROM THE WORKSHOP AND MAKE MOTIONS THAT WAS SUBSTANTIVELY DIRECT THAT CERTAIN THINGS BE DONE. NOT UNCOMMON IN OTHER VENUES, NOT NECESSARILY HERE, BUT NOT UNCOMMON IN OTHER VENUES WHERE WORKSHOPS AND SPECIAL MEETINGS TYPICALLY DO FOLLOW EACH OTHER IN THAT REGARD. AND IN THAT SEQUENCE.

I'M HAVING A LOT OF PROBLEMS UNDERSTANDING YOUR LAWYER STUFF.

OK, I'LL TRY AGAIN.

SO ACTUALLY, CAN I HELP.

SO IS THERE A LAYMAN'S TERMS WAY OF SAYING, CAN WE ADVERTISE THE OTHER SECTION AS WORKSHOP AND WHAT WOULD BE THE PROCESS TO MAKING IT THE OTHER SECTION OF WORKSHOP GOING FORWARD? YOU CAN SCHEDULE A WORKSHOP AND HAVE THE CONVERSATION.

AND IF YOU CHOOSE TO TAKE ACTION FROM THAT WORKSHOP, YOU CAN SCHEDULE A SPECIAL MEETING TO COINCIDE WITH IT WHEN YOUR WORKSHOP IS COMPLETED OR NOT, IT'S UP TO THE COMMISSIONS DIRECTIONS. SO THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION IS YOU CAN CONDUCT THAT WORKSHOP AND HAVE THOSE CONVERSATIONS, SUBJECT TO ANOTHER MEETING TO ACTUALLY IMPLEMENT.

IF I MAY STEP IN FOR A SECOND, VICE MAYOR.

CITY ATTORNEY OUR CHARTER OUR ORDINANCES HAVE A SEGMENT FOR HOW OUR MEETINGS ARE RUN AND WITHIN IT, IT SAYS OTHER.

SO THEORETICALLY, WE CAN.

IF I HEAR YOU CORRECTLY, WE NECESSARILY CAN'T TAKE OTHER TO MAKE THAT A WORKSHOP BUT FROM HERE IN WHAT WE'VE BEEN PUTTING ON OTHER IF WE MAKE IT A WORKSHOP, WE CAN MAKE IT A WORKSHOP AND SET IT FOR THE SAME DAY AS OUR COMMISSION MEETING, BUT SET IT FOR AFTER OUR COMMISSION MEETING SO WE CAN WORKSHOP THIS ITEM.

IS THAT WHAT VICE MAYOR? IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE TRYING TO PROPOSE? YEAH, I'M JUST TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE CAN MAKE THIS OTHER SECTION, YOU KNOW, WORKSHOP ITEMS OF, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE IT'S JUST LIKE WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO DISCUSS THINGS AND THINK ABOUT IT AND TAKE CONSENSUS.

BUT SOME OF THESE ITEMS, IT'S LIKE, YOU KNOW, BEING FORCED TO TAKE ACTION ON THEM IS JUST RIDICULOUS. AND SOMETIMES.

AND BECAUSE WE HAVE IT AS OTHER DURING THIS VIRTUAL MEETING TIME IS WHY WE HAVE TO HAVE THE ROLL CALL VOTE ON A MOTION BASIS.

IS THAT CORRECT SAM? THAT'S MY GENERAL ANSWER.

BUT I'D ALSO HASTEN TO ADD TO THE MAYOR AND COMMISSION THAT THERE IS A 48 HOUR RULE THAT'S IMPOSED UPON ALL CITIES IN BROWARD REGARDING MEETINGS OF CITY COMMISSIONS, WHICH REQUIRES THAT THE CITY CLERK MUST POST ALL AVAILABLE DATA WITHIN 48 HOURS OF A MEETING BEFORE YOU CAN TAKE FORMAL ACTION ON AN ITEM.

SO THE END RESULT OF IT.

THAT'S A COMPLICATION TO THIS DISCUSSION.

AND WHEN YOU WORK ON THE THEME OF OTHER, IT DOESN'T IDENTIFY THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETING, WHICH MUST BE IDENTIFIED, PARTICULARLY IF THERE'S GOING TO BE SOME REQUIRED POSTING OF THE INFORMATION THE PUBLIC HAS A RIGHT TO KNOW, AND PARTICULARLY IN THE PANDEMIC TIMES THAT WE ARE IN WITH THE VIRTUAL MEETINGS.

BUT THE CONCEPT IS NOT A BAD ONE THE ANSWER, IS THAT IT'S A QUESTION OF HOW YOU WANT TO TAILOR IT. AND I'LL TRY TO HELP YOU AS BEST AS I CAN, MR. VICE MAYOR. OK, I UNDERSTAND THE CONUNDRUM AND I NEED TO DEFER TO YOUR POLICY DECISION AS TO HOW YOU WANT TO APPROACH THE ISSUE OR IF YOU COLLECTIVELY DECIDE TO APPROACH.

I'M HAPPY TO HELP WHEREVER I CAN TO CRYSTALLIZE IT INTO SOMETHING THAT'S MEANINGFUL AND USEFUL. UNLESS MAYOR WOULD WANT TO PRESS THE ISSUE TO HAVE THIS OTHER SECTION, WORKSHOP ISH TODAY, THEN I WOULD SUPPORT THAT IDEA.

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BUT OTHER THAN THAT, YOU KNOW, I CAN TACKLE THIS OFFLINE.

I KIND OF MISS WHAT YOU'RE ASKING ME TO SEE IF I WAS GOING TO BE WILLING TO CONTINUE TO DO. I'M PLEASE.

HAVING THE OTHER SECTION SORT OF LIKE A WORKSHOP AND NOT A PLACE WHERE WE CAN TAKE ITEMS OR TAKE ACTION ON ITEMS. PERSONALLY, I WANT THERE TO BE A WORKSHOP, I AGREE WITH IT BEING WORKSHOP ITEMS THAT WE'RE NOT TAKING ACTION. IT IS UP TO YOU AS A COMMISSION, AS A BODY TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT IF WE'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE ACTION THEN MOTIONS FAIL.

IF YOU PUT A MOTION ON THE FLOOR, I CAN'T.

UNFORTUNATELY, FOR ME TO GET CONSENSUS OUT OF OUR COMMISSION DURING VIRTUAL MEETINGS, AS THE CITY ATTORNEY HAS ADVISED, I HAVE TO DO IT THROUGH A ROLL CALL.

I CAN'T JUST DO WHAT WE NORMALLY WOULD DO IN THE REGULAR WORKSHOP MEETING DURING THIS PARTICULAR MEETING. SO MY HANDS ARE TIED AT THIS PARTICULAR ITEM.

VICE MAYOR, YOU CAN. ARE YOU COMPLETE? I'LL GO NEXT.

I'M COMPLETE MADAM MAYOR.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER GELIN YOU WERE NEXT.

AND COMMISSIONER PLACKO YOU'RE ON DECK.

I JUST WANT TO REMIND THE COMMISSION THAT THE ITEM THAT I'M BRINGING UP IS THE DECISION IS WHETHER OR NOT WE ESTABLISH JUNETEENTH AS A HOLIDAY.

SO WE'RE NOT VOTING ON WE'RE NOT VOTING ON A CELEBRATION.

THAT'S NOT OUR JOB.

WE'RE NOT PUTTING A CELEBRATION AS PART OF THE POLICY.

WE'RE POLICY MAKERS.

PART OF OUR ROLE OR ONE OF OUR RESPONSIBILITIES, OBLIGATIONS OR OPTIONS IS TO ASK THE CITY MANAGER TO PUT ITEMS ON THE AGENDA.

SO I ASKED FOR THESE ITEMS TO BE ON THE AGENDA IN THE RIGHT TIME.

AND SO THE ONLY QUESTION THAT'S BEING ASKED TODAY IS WHETHER OR NOT WE SHOULD APPROVE JUNETEENTH AS A HOLIDAY.

CELEBRATIONS, ALL THESE OTHER THINGS THAT'S FOR THE CITY MANAGER TO DECIDE AND TO BRING TO US. THE QUESTION IS WHETHER OR NOT WE BRING IT UP AS A HOLIDAY.

AND THAT'S THE ONLY DISCUSSION WE SHOULD BE TALKING ABOUT IN TERMS OF THE OTHER SECTION.

THE OTHER SECTION IS FOR ITEMS THAT WE ASKED THE CITY MANAGER TO PUT ON THE AGENDA.

SO IF WE'RE DONE TALKING ABOUT CELEBRATIONS, ALL THESE OTHER THINGS, THE ONLY ITEM I'M ASKING FOR IS MAKING JUNETEENTH A HOLIDAY.

THAT'S IT. SO LET'S NOT LOSE TRACK AND LOSE FOCUS OF WHAT THE AGENDA ITEM IS.

YOU'RE ASKING FOR IT TO BE A PAID MUNICIPAL HOLIDAY.

CORRECT. ALL RIGHT. I WANT TO JUST MAKE THAT CLEAR BECAUSE THERE'S A DIFFERENCE LIKE YOU HAVE. YOU KNOW, FLAG DAY IN COLUMBUS DAY AND OTHER HOLIDAYS THAT DON'T HAVE THEY'RE NOT PAID MUNICIPAL HOLIDAYS, PEOPLE ARE WORKING.

SO THAT'S WHY I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT PART IS CLEAR.

I WANT TO MAKE THAT CLEAR AS WELL.

AND THAT'S WHY I STATED THAT VIRGINIA, NEW YORK, PHOENIX, ARIZONA.

GOTCHA. ALL RIGHT.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO. OK, JUST TO GO BACK TO THIS WORKSHOP ITEM FOR JUST A SECOND.

IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO ME TO HAVE A WORKSHOP AFTER A COMMISSION MEETING.

IF WE'RE GOING TO DO THAT I KNOW OTHER CITIES HAVE A WORKSHOP FOLLOWED BY A COMMISSION MEETING, BUT I WOULD STRONGLY SUGGEST IF WE ARE GOING TO DO THAT, IT NOT BE AT NIGHT MEETINGS BECAUSE WE TEND TO GO LONG.

AND IF WE ADD A WORKSHOP TO IT, WE WILL BE ALWAYS WITH OUR 11:30 CUT OFF AND EITHER HAVING TO EXTEND IT OR COME BACK ANOTHER DAY.

SO IF WE ARE ALL GOING TO DO THAT, I WOULD REQUEST TO BE A MORNING MEETING BECAUSE AS YOU SEE, WE GO PRETTY LONG WITH EVERY DISCUSSION.

WE STILL HAVE A WAYS TO GO.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF WE'RE CONSIDERING THAT I LOST TRACK IN ALL OF THIS ABOUT WHERE WE WERE GOING WITH THAT ISSUE, BUT I JUST WANTED TO THROW THAT IN.

APPRECIATE THAT. AND ACTUALLY, I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THE WORLD RESUMING, BUT AT THE END OF AUGUST, HOPEFULLY, WHERE WE HAVE OUR TYPICAL SCHEDULE AND I THINK AT A WORKSHOP ON A TYPICAL SCHEDULE, WE CAN FIGURE OUT IF WE EVER WANTED TO CHANGE IT.

BUT I THINK WE REALLY HAD A WORKSHOP ON THAT AND WE DECIDED NOT TO.

ANYHOW, BACK TO THE TOPIC AT HAND.

THE ORIGINAL TOPIC AT HAND WAS A DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE MOTION TO DIRECT THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE TO DRAFT AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY TO ESTABLISH JUNETEENTH JUNE 19 AS A MUNICIPAL HOLIDAY IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC, COMMENCING WITH 2021.

AND TO ADD TO THE HEADER, MAKING SURE IT'S CLARIFIED AS A MUNICIPAL HOLIDAY, MEANING A PAID HOLIDAY IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC, THAT IS THE TOPIC.

SO IF THERE'S NO FURTHER DISCUSSION, I'LL MAKE THE MOTION.

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SO I'M MAKING A MOTION TO DIRECT THE CITY ATTORNEY TO DRAFT AN ORDINANCE TO MAKE JUNETEENTH A PAID CITY HOLIDAY IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

I WILL SECOND.

OKAY CITY CLERK PLEASE CALL THE ROLL. SURE, YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

I'M HAVING SOME DELAY, I'M SORRY.

THAT'S ALL RIGHT COMMISSIONER FISHMAN. YES.

VICE MAYOR BOLTON. YES.

COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YES.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

YES. AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

YES. THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY FIVE TO ZERO.

EXCELLENT. THANK YOU.

NOW MOVING ON TO 13 B DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE MOTION TO DRAFT A RESOLUTION TO BAN THE BOX

[b. Discussion and possible motion to draft a Resolution to Ban the Box Requested by Commissioner Gelin]

. COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YEAH, I'M NOT SURE IF THIS SHOULD BE A RESOLUTION OR AN ORDINANCE.

I BELIEVE IT SHOULD BE AN ORDINANCE.

I UNDERSTAND THAT WE HAVE A CITY ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY WHERE THE BOX IS NOT AN ISSUE FOR THE CITY, BUT THAT WILL BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITH ANY NEW CITY MANAGER OR CITY H.R.

DIRECTOR. AND SO MY GOAL IS TO MAKE IT AN ACTUAL LAW AND SO FIRST I WANT TO GET CLARIFICATION FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY WHETHER OR NOT A RESOLUTION MAKES IT A LAW OR AN ORDINANCE MAKES A LAW. I THINK IT'S AN ORDINANCE THAT MAKES IT A LAW.

CITY ATTORNEY PLEASE RESPOND.

THROUGH THE MAYOR, THROUGH THE MAYOR TO THE COMMISSIONER.

COMMISSIONER GELIN, YOU AND I'VE HAD THIS DISCUSSION IN THE PAST.

RESOLUTIONS UNDER CHAPTER 166 ARE NOT LAWS.

THEY'RE SIMPLY DOCUMENTS THAT SET POLICY OR ESSENTIALLY APPROVED DOCUMENTS OR TAKE SPECIFIC TYPES OF ACTION, NOT NECESSARILY OF A LONG TERM NATURE.

UNDER CHAPTER 166, WHICH IS A STATUTE GOVERNING MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT ORDINANCES ARE LAWS OF THE CITY THAT ACTUALLY HAVE IMPLICATIONS AND HAVE MEANING.

SO I CAN ONLY DISTINGUISH FOR YOU WHAT THE LAW TELLS US UNDER CHAPTER 166.

AND THAT'S WHAT THE DISTINCTION IS.

RIGHT NOW, CITY POLICIES ARE POLICIES THAT CAN CHANGE FROM TIME TO TIME.

ORDINANCES DO REQUIRE TWO PUBLIC READINGS, ONE OF WHICH IS A PUBLIC HEARING.

IT CANNOT BE CHANGED WITHOUT THE SAME TRAPPINGS OF AN ORDINANCE.

SO IT BE THE POLICY WISH OF THE COMMISSION TO TAKE YOUR ITEM AS A MOTION TO DRAFT.

WE WOULD THEN DO THAT IF THE COMMISSION WERE DIRECTED US TO DO SO.

OK, SO THEN THAT, I DON'T KNOW, DO WE NEED TO MOVE THIS TO THE NEXT MEETING SINCE IT'S WRITTEN AS A RESOLUTION? BECAUSE I WOULD WANT IT TO BE WRITTEN AS AN ORDINANCE, DISCUSSION.

MAY I RESPOND TO THAT MAYOR? YOU SAID RESOLUTION, NOT IN IGNORANCE, BUT BASICALLY SEEKING AN END POINT.

I RECOGNIZE THAT. SO IT BE THE WISH OF THE COMMISSIONER, WHICH IS YOURSELF, TO PLACE THIS ON AN AGENDA.

FOR DRAFTING OF AN ORDINANCE THAT WOULD NEED TO BE DONE, YES, BECAUSE THIS THIS DOES TALK IN TERMS OF RESOLUTION NOT ORDINANCE.

OK, SO THEN WE CAN SKIP THIS DISCUSSION AND I'LL HAVE IT ADDED TO THE NEXT AGENDA MEETING.

MAY I RESPOND? COMMISSIONER, TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU CHOOSE TO DO THAT, IT WOULD BE HELPFUL IF YOU, AT LEAST IN TODAY'S CONVERSATION, RENEW THE REQUEST FOR ITEM THIRTEEN B TO BE REFLECTED AS AN AGENDA ITEM FOR ORDINANCE VERSUS RESOLUTION.

CORRECT. SO THIS THIS IS AN ERROR AND I'M NOT SURE IF I SENT IT TO THE CITY MANAGER WRITING RESOLUTION INSTEAD OF ORDINANCE.

BUT WHATEVER THE CASE MAY BE, I'M ASKING THIS TO BE BROUGHT BACK TO THE NEXT COMMISSION MEETING FOR DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE MOTION THAT DRAFT AN ORDINANCE TO BAN THE BOX RATHER THAN A RESOLUTION.

AND THAT DOES NOT CORRECT, CORRECT.

SO WE CAN MOVE FORWARD.

YES. SEEING THAT, I DO NOT HAVE ANYBODY WISHING TO ACTUALLY DISCUSS THIS MATTER AT THIS TIME, THEN WE CAN MOVE OVER TO THE NEXT ITEM, WHICH IS 13C.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE MOTION TO ESTABLISH A CITIZEN'S REVIEW BOARD WITH BROAD POWERS,

[c. Discussion and possible motion to establish a Citizens Review Board with broad powers including subpoena powers in the City of Tamarac Requested by Commissioner Gelin]

INCLUDING SUBPOENA POWER IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

COMMISSIONER GELIN. SURE.

SO. AT THE LAST COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING, SHERIFF TONY WAS SPEAKING AND HE WAS 100 PERCENT IN FAVOR OF ESTABLISHING A CITIZEN'S REVIEW BOARD FOR THE COUNTY.

NOT REALLY QUITE SURE HOW THAT WORKS, BECAUSE WHAT WOULD BE THE MAKEUP OF A COUNTY WIDE CITIZEN'S REVIEW BOARD VERSUS A CITY CITIZEN REVIEW BOARD? SO WE HAVE VSO FOR THE CITY OF TAMARAC, AND I BELIEVE THERE SHOULD BE A CITIZENS REVIEW BOARD FOR EACH CITY WHERE VSO IS FUNCTIONING.

SO WHILE I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE THAT THEY HAVE DECIDED TO MOVE FORWARD AND THEIR CITY ATTORNEY IS WORKING ON DEVELOPING AND ESTABLISHING A CITIZENS REVIEW BOARD, I THINK WE SHOULD ALSO WORK ON ONE FOR THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

AND THE POINT OF A CITIZENS REVIEW BOARD IS TO ENSURE SOME TRANSPARENCY AND

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ACCOUNTABILITY AND SOME COMMUNITY FEEDBACK BASED ON SOME ACTIONS OF POLICE OFFICERS.

AND I'LL JUST READ SOME SOME NOTES FROM A DOCUMENT CALLED THE SCHOLARS STRATEGY NETWORK TITLED AND IT'S FROM THE CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS.

HOW CIVILIAN REVIEW BOARDS CAN FURTHER POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY AND IMPROVE COMMUNITY OUTCOMES AND BASED ON THIS REPORT.

TWENTY SEVEN PERCENT OF POLICE REPORTED POLICE OFFICERS REPORTED THAT POORLY PERFORMING OFFICERS ARE RARELY HELD ACCOUNTABLE.

AND SOME AND BECAUSE OF THAT AND BECAUSE OF INTERNAL MECHANISMS, WHICH SHERIFF TONY TALKED ABOUT TODAY, SOME OF THE SOME OF THE SYSTEMS THEY PUT IN PLACE TO HAVE ACCOUNTABILITY, THOSE ARE USUALLY WEAKLY ENFORCED AND ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO RACIAL BIAS.

AND SO BASED ON THIS ARTICLE, THE OBVIOUS CONCLUSION IS THAT POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY CANNOT BE ENTIRELY LEFT IN THE HANDS OF DEPARTMENTS THEMSELVES.

RATHER, OFFENDING POLICE OFFICERS SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE BY CIVILIAN OVERSIGHT BOARDS. THAT INCLUDES SOME REPRESENTATION FROM COMMUNITY DEPARTMENTS THAT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO SERVE. AND SO WHAT THAT TELLS ME IS OFFICERS FROM TAMARAC VSO SHOULD PARTIALLY BE EVALUATED BY REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE CITY OF.

THEY ALSO CITED A PEW STUDY THAT HELD THAT LET'S SEE.

YEAH, THAT DUE TO THE RACIAL IMPACT OF POLICE USE OF FORCE ON AFRICAN-AMERICANS, MINORITIES FEEL LESS CONFIDENT IN THE POLICE AND ARE LESS WILLING TO COOPERATE.

AND BY ESTABLISHING A CITIZEN'S REVIEW BOARD THAT WOULD BOLSTER CONFIDENCE IN POLICE AS LONG AS THE OVERSIGHT BOARD HAS MEMBERS FROM THE COMMUNITY.

AND THAT WOULD GREATLY INCREASE BOTH PUBLIC COOPERATION FOR IT FOR VARIOUS COMMUNITIES.

SO IT'S A REALLY GOOD STUDY.

AND JUST THE SUMMARY OF IT ALL IS THAT CIVILIAN OVERSIGHT BOARDS, OBVIOUSLY, THEY ARE NOT A CATCH ALL SOLUTION TO EXCESSIVE POLICE FORCE, BUT THEY CAN HELP TO HOLD POLICE ACCOUNTABLE AND REDUCE INSTANCES OF UNNECESSARY USE OF FORCE.

TO SUCCEED, CIVILIAN OVERSIGHT BOARDS NEED RESOURCES AUTHORITY TO MAINTAIN ACCURATE DATA AND TO FOSTER ROBUST RELATIONSHIPS WITH CITY OFFICIALS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

SO I THINK IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE SHOULD LOOK AT.

I'M WILLING TO WAIT FOR THE COUNTY TO ESTABLISH THEIR GUIDELINES THAT WILL REDUCE THE WORKLOAD OF OUR CITY ATTORNEY, AND THEY CAN WAIT FOR THE COUNTY ATTORNEY TO ESTABLISH THEIR GUIDELINES. BUT I JUST THINK IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE SHOULD LOOK, LOOK AT AND BE PREPARED TO MOVE ON WHENEVER THE COUNTY COMES UP WITH THEIR WITH THEIR GUIDELINES.

SO I WON'T MAKE ANY MOTION.

JUST A DISCUSSION POINT.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

ACTUALLY, COMMISSIONER GELIN KIND OF HEADED OFF MY QUERY, BUT I WILL ASK IT ANYWAY.

AS FAR AS THE COUNTY CITIZEN REVIEW BOARD, DO WE HAVE ANY IDEA AS TO WHEN THEY'LL HAVE THE PARTICULARS IN PLACE? I CAN TRY TO ANSWER FOR YOU COMMISSIONER FISHMAN THROUGH THE MAYOR.

THE ANSWER IS THE COUNTY COMMISSION DID EMBRACE THE SUBJECT AND MATTER AT LAST WEEK'S COMMISSION MEETINGS. THERE WERE SEVERAL TUESDAY AND THURSDAY.

THE ACTUAL DESIGN OF THAT DOCUMENT HAS NOT YET BEEN FORMALIZED.

HAVING HAD A GOOD CONVERSATION WITH DREW MYERS ON FRIDAY, ALONG WITH MY CITY ATTORNEY COLLEAGUES, ALONG WITH MY OWN LAW FIRM COLLEAGUES, THE ANSWER IS THAT THAT DOCUMENT'S NOT YET DRAFTED IN THERE AND QUENTION MORGAN IS LISTENING IN TO THIS DISCUSSION.

I KNOW THAT HE PAID ATTENTION TO WHAT THE COUNTY COMMISSION DID LAST WEEK, RECOGNIZING THIS ITEM WAS ON OUR AGENDA FOR US BOTH TO BE AWARE OF THE SUBJECT AND MATTER.

WE CAN'T KNOW WHAT THE COMMISSION, COUNTY COMMISSION WILL DO, WHETHER OR NOT THEY'LL TRY TO MAKE IT A COUNTYWIDE ORDINANCE OR MAKE AN ORDINANCE OF COUNTYWIDE IMPLICATION THAT CAN BE EMBRACED BY CITIES, AS COMMISSIONER GELIN MENTIONED, WHERE THEORETICALLY CITY COULD GLOM ONTO IT AND ACCEPT IT AS THEIR OWN, THEIR OWN ORDINANCE AND RELY ON IT FOR THAT PURPOSE. BUT WE WILL NOT KNOW THAT FOR SOME LIMITED AMOUNT OF TIME AS TO HOW THEY'RE GOING TO ACTUALLY CRAFT IT.

BUT I WILL SUGGEST TO YOU THAT IT SOUNDS LIKE AND I'M JUST THE LAWYER IN THIS DISCUSSION AND IF YOU FEEL I'M NOT OTHERWISE EMBRACING THE SUBJECT, THEY SEEM SIMILAR.

I MEAN, THE SUGGESTION OF COMMISSIONER GELIN SEEMS TO ALIGN WITH WHAT BETTER SAID MAY NOT BE INCOMPATIBLE WITH WHAT THE COUNTY COMMISSION IS ATTEMPTING TO DO.

WE JUST CAN'T KNOW WHAT THAT WILL BE UNTIL THEY ACTUALLY PRODUCE SOMETHING TO WORK FROM.

MADAM MAYOR, MAY I JUST QUICKLY INQUIRE QUINTON, I KNOW THAT HE DID SOME YES PLEASE. YOU IN MIND.

QUINTON ARE YOU ON?

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WITH YOUR PERMISSION, MADAM MAYOR, PERHAPS JUST A LITTLE BIT OF CLARIFICATION MIGHT HELP, THIS IS A UNIQUELY IMPORTANT TOPIC FOR ALL OF US AND I WOULD CHOOSE TO AT LEAST ALLOW QUINTON TO WEIGH IN JUST BRIEFLY ON BEHALF OF OUR OFFICE.

PLEASE DO. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

I'LL BE VERY BRIEF AS SAM COVERED IT VERY WELL.

I THINK SOME OF THE ISSUES DISCUSSED THIS MORNING BY SHERIFF TONY ARE SOME OF THE THINGS THAT THE COUNTY COMMISSION ARE LOOKING INTO WITH THE POLICE OFFICERS BILL OF RIGHTS.

THERE ARE SEVERAL CASES THAT HAVE BEEN DECIDED IN THE THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL AND THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA THAT RELATE TO SOME OF THE THINGS THAT THESE TYPES OF PANELS CAN REVIEW. AND ANOTHER ISSUE THAT IS UNIQUE SOMEWHAT TO THE CITY.

AND AS THE SHERIFF AND THE COMMISSION TALKED THIS MORNING, THERE'S CERTAIN COMMISSIONS OR CITIES THAT UTILIZE THE SERVICES OF OUR SHERIFF'S OFFICE, WHEREAS OTHERS UTILIZE THEIR OWN POLICE DEPARTMENTS.

SO THERE'S UNIQUE ISSUES THAT THE CITY WOULD HAVE VERSUS A CITY SUCH AS PLANTATION, CORAL SPRINGS WITH THEIR OWN POLICE DEPARTMENT.

SO THOSE ARE THE UNIQUE ISSUES THAT WILL HAVE TO BE MINDFUL OF AND LOOKING INTO WHAT THE COUNTY WILL DO TO BE HELPFUL IN THAT, BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY THEY WILL BE SPECIFIC WITH OUR SHERIFF'S OFFICE. SO I THINK THE COMMISSIONER'S DISCRETION TO HAVE THIS ITEM.

MOVED TO BACK DISCUSSION IN IS FINALIZED AT THE COUNTY LEVEL IS A GOOD CHOICE IN THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO UTILIZE SOME OF THE THINGS THAT THEY HAVE DETERMINED, IS POSSIBLE UNDERNEATH THE STATE CONSTITUTION, STATE STATUTE IN FLORIDA CASE LAW.

YEAH, AND THEN JUST TO FURTHER ADD.

THE CITY, I WANT TO SAY, THE CITY OF MIAMI, THEY ALREADY HAVE A CITIZENS REVIEW BOARD, AS DOES THE CITY OF ORLANDO.

BUT THE IMPORTANCE IS HAVING SUBPOENA POWERS WITHIN THE CITIZEN'S REVIEW BOARD AND THE POLICE BILL OF RIGHTS PROTECTS POLICE OFFICERS FROM RESPONDING TO SUBPOENAS THAT COME FROM A CITIZEN'S REVIEW BOARD.

SO MY GOAL INSTEAD IS TO WORK WITH SOME OF THE STATE REPRESENTATIVES TO ADVOCATE FOR SOME CHANGES IN THE POLICE BILL OF RIGHTS THAT WILL GIVE MORE ACCESS, TRANSPARENCY TO THE CITIZEN'S REVIEW BOARDS SO WE CAN MOVE FORWARD BY LOOKING AT SOME OTHER AGENCIES.

BUT SINCE BROWARD COUNTY IS LOOKING AT IT NOW, I THINK IT'S PROBABLY SAFER OR BEST FOR US OR MORE EFFICIENT FOR US TO FOLLOW ALONG WITH THAT PROCESS AND THEN MOVE FORWARD ONCE THEY COME OUT WITH SOME DOCUMENTS.

THANK YOU. SO I HEAR YOU CORRECTLY.

WE ARE NOW GOING TO MOVE ON TO OUR NEXT DISCUSSION.

WE ARE GOING TO 13 D DISCUSSION ON FOOD TRUCK VIA TEMPORARY USE OR SPECIAL EVENTS PERMIT,

[d. Discussion on Food Truck via Temporary Use or Special Events Permit Commission District(s): Citywide]

AND I KNOW THAT WE HAD BACK UP PUT IN OUR SYSTEM IN OUR MATERIALS TO READ AND REVIEW, I BELIEVE. IS THIS GOING TO YOU, MS. MAXINE CALLOWAY? EXCELLENT.

MAXINE CALLOWAY, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FOR THE RECORD.

THE ITEM WAS PLACED ON THE AGENDA BY VICE MAYOR BOLTON.

SO AT THIS TIME, THE VICE MAYOR CAN ADVICE IN TERMS OF EXACTLY WHAT IT IS THAT HE DESIRES FROM THIS ITEM. THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL.

THANK YOU. EXCELLENT VICE MAYOR? THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR. IN MY REQUEST, I REQUESTED THAT STAFF HAVE A PRESENTATION TO DISCUSS THAT IS CLEARLY IN MY EMAIL.

AND IF YOU WANT ME TO READ MY EMAIL VERBATIM, I CAN DO THAT.

MS. CALLOWAY. SO DID YOU NOT PREPARE?.

NOT A PROBLEM VICE MAYOR, WE DO HAVE THE BACKUP INFORMATION THAT WAS PROVIDED.

IT IS ALSO IN A POWERPOINT FORMAT, IF LEVENT CAN BRING IT UP.

I'D BE HAPPY TO GO THROUGH IT QUICKLY JUST TO TOUCH THE INFORMATION THAT WAS ALSO PRESENTED TO YOU IN THE BACKUP.

LEVENT IF YOU CAN THE PRESENTATION, THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

AND JUST GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

SO JUST IN TERMS OF EXISTING REGULATIONS, AS IT RELATES TO FOOD TRUCKS, THEY ARE ALLOWED IN THE CITY. WE WENT AHEAD AS A PART OF OUR 2018 UPDATE TO OUR CODE AND DID SOME SIGNIFICANT REFINEMENT.

PRIOR TO THAT, THE PARKS DEPARTMENT WAS REALLY TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF HAVING FOOD TRUCKS, WHICH WE KNOW THAT WAS A GREAT ADDITION TO THE SERVICES PROVIDED IN THE CITY, AND WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT IT WAS PROPERLY REGULATED.

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SO IN 2018 WE ADDED IT TO THE CODE AND WE ALLOWED FOR IT TO BE A POSSIBILITY, A SPECIAL EVENT OR A TEMPORARY USE EVENT.

SO IT'S BOTH WAYS CURRENTLY LISTED IN OUR CODE.

THE FOOD TRUCK OPERATOR HAS TO PROVIDE WRITTEN CONSENT FROM THE PROPERTY OWNER IN ORDER TO PROVIDE THAT ACTIVITY ON ANY PRIVATE PROPERTY.

THEY ALSO HAVE TO OPERATE FROM A SINGLE PRIVATE PROPERTY.

AND AS A PART OF THE TEMPORARY USE PERMIT PROCESS, IT CANNOT BE FOR AN EXCESS OF MORE THAN FOUR DAYS. SO THERE'S A PERIOD OF TIME PROVIDED YOU GET A TEMPORARY USE PERMIT THAT YOU CAN OPERATE THAT NO MORE THAN FOUR TIMES ANNUALLY, NO MORE THAN FOUR CONSECUTIVE DAYS FOR ANY PERIOD OF TIME.

AND OF COURSE, THE CODE REQUIRES THAT THERE'S WASTE RECEPTACLES THAT ARE PROVIDED JUST TO MAKE SURE WE MAINTAIN A CLEAN PROPERTY OR CLEAN SITE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. SO I JUST PROVIDED THE ZONING MAP REALLY QUICK, BECAUSE THE WAY IT'S LISTED IN OUR CODE CURRENTLY, THE FOOD TRUCK ON ITS OWN AS A TEMPORARY USE PERMIT, WHICH IS ONE WAY OF HAVING IT.

FOR EXAMPLE, YOU MIGHT HAVE A PRIVATE PROPERTY WHERE YOU HAVE SEVERAL BUSINESSES OR STRIP PLAZA AND THE FOOD TRUCK WANTS TO OPERATE ON THAT PROPERTY.

JUST THE TEMPORARY USE PERMIT APPLICATION IS ONLY ALLOWED IN CERTAIN ZONING DISTRICTS.

SO IT'S ONLY ALLOWED IN THE MUN, THE MUC, THE MUG, THE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL, OUR BUSINESS PARK ZONING DESIGNATION AND BOTH OF OUR INDUSTRIAL DESIGNATIONS.

IT'S ALLOWED AS WELL AS OUR RC, WHICH IS OUR RECREATIONAL.

AND SO I INCLUDED THE ZONING MAP.

SO YOU CAN SEE A BIT OF WHERE THOSE ZONING DISTRICTS ARE.

AND THE OTHER HAND, IF YOU ARE DOING A FOOD TRUCK INCIDENTAL TO SPECIAL EVENTS, SO YOU'RE HOSTING A SPECIAL EVENT.

AND ONE OF THE COMPONENT OF THAT SPECIAL EVENT IS JUST HAVING A FOOD TRUCK THERE.

THEN THAT SPECIAL EVENT IS PERMITTED IN ANY ZONING DESIGNATION, INCLUDING RESIDENTIAL AND YOUR FOOD TRUCK CAN THEN BE INCIDENTAL OR AN OPERATOR OR A COMPONENT OF NEXT SLIDE.

IF WE CAN JUST ADVANCE FORWARD, I THINK WE'RE GOING BACK.

AND SO WHAT I JUST SPOKE ON IN TERMS OF WHAT'S LISTED IN YOUR CODE CURRENTLY, THERE'S THE FOOD TRUCK, IT'S LISTED IN THE USE CHART.

AND IT'S LISTED PRIMARILY UNDER THE TEMPORARY USE.

AND THOSE ARE THE ZONING DESIGNATION IN WHICH IT OPERATES.

AND AT THE VERY END, WHERE YOU SEE USE STANDARDS IS THE STANDARDS THAT GOVERN THE TEMPORARY USE FOR FOOD TRUCKS UNDER OUR CODE.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO THIS IS THE APPLICATION THAT THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT USES, AND AS YOU CAN SEE ON THE APPLICATION, YOU CAN ELECT TO JUST DO A FOOD TRUCK ON ITS OWN ON A PRIVATE PROPERTY, PROVIDED THAT IS CONSISTENT WITH THE ZONING DISTRICT THAT I JUST SHARED WITH ON THE PREVIOUS SLIDE. OR YOU CAN DO IT AS AN INCIDENTAL OR A COMPONENT OF A SPECIAL EVENT.

AND DEPENDING ON WHICH ONE YOU ELECT, THEN YOU'LL SEE THE FEES THAT ARE ASSOCIATED.

IT'S JUST A TEMPORARY USE PERMIT.

IT WOULD BE A THOUSAND DOLLARS.

AND IF YOU ARE DOING A SPECIAL EVENT, THEN YOU WOULD PAY THE APPLICATION REVIEW FEE, WHICH IS THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS, AND THEN YOU WOULD GET THAT LICENSE FOR THE SPECIAL EVENT, WHICH IS FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS, WHICH WOULD BE A TOTAL OF SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR THAT SPECIAL EVENT. NEXT SLIDE.

ALL RIGHT, SO THAT JUST COVERS THE FOOD TRUCK AND HOW ONE IS ABLE TO OPERATE ONE IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC AND VICE MAYOR, ANY MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME, I'D BE HAPPY TO RESPOND.

VICE MAYOR? THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

SO THIS DERIVED FROM HAVING A CONVERSATION WITH ONE OF OUR BUSINESS OWNERS THAT SET UP A FOOD TRUCK IN A PLAZA IN MY DISTRICT.

THE FOOD TRUCK IS OWNED BY HIM, HE IS HAVING HARDSHIP WITH HIS BUSINESS BECAUSE HE WAS CLOSED THROUGHOUT THE CORONAVIRUSES PANDEMIC OR WHEN BUSINESSES WERE ORDERED CLOSED.

AND SO HE IS TRYING TO PICK UP THE PACE AND GET SOME MORE REVENUE FOR HIS BUSINESS.

HE DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THE PERMITTING PROCESS, AND EVEN IF HE KNEW, HE COULD NOT AFFORD IT, THE OWNER WAS IN TEARS, LITERALLY SHOWING ME HIS BOOKS.

HE IS LITERALLY ON HIS LAST DIME FOR RENT.

HE CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY FOR YOU KNOW A PERMIT.

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AND THE CITY CAME OUT AND TOLD HIM THAT HE IS NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE HIS FOOD TRUCK ONCE PER MONTH ON A FRIDAY, ON A FRIDAY EVENING.

AND SO HE WAS VERY DISHEARTENED AND, YOU KNOW, JUST DISAPPOINTED THAT HE COULD NOT DO THIS AND CANNOT DO IT BECAUSE HE CANNOT AFFORD IT.

BUSINESSES ARE SUFFERING, LITERALLY, AND WE JUST NEED TO FIND SOME WAY TO HELP THEM.

LUCKILY, HE HAS A FOOD TRUCK THAT IS THAT HIS RESTAURANT OWNS.

THEY LITERALLY JUST OPENED.

THE MAYOR ATTENDED THE OPENING CEREMONY.

SHORTLY AFTER OPENING, SPENDING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO OPEN.

THEY HAD TO CLOSE BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.

AND, YOU KNOW, IT'S JUST SAD.

IT'S REALLY SAD.

AND I WANT TO FIGURE OUT IF THERE IS ANY WAY THAT'S JUST LIKE OFFERING THE CITY JUST LIKE OFFERING THE BUSINESSES A WAY TO SET UP TEMPORARY TABLES OUTSIDE AND THEY CAN DO A SKETCH AND, YOU KNOW, MAKE THE APPLICATION FOR FREE, IF THERE IS A WAY THAT BUSINESSES CAN GET THAT FEE WAIVED BECAUSE OF THE HARDSHIP THAT THEY ARE GOING THROUGH AT THIS TIME, THAT IS THAT IS ONE OF MY CONTENTIONS.

AND I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THAT DISCUSSED.

I'M GOING TO ASK A QUESTION ON THIS ONE AS WELL.

I KNOW THE BUSINESS IN WHICH YOU ARE REFERENCING.

IS THERE WHEN ARE WE GOING TO BE ROLLING OUT OUR BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM? IS THERE A WAY THAT THIS PARTICULAR BUSINESS CAN BE APPLYING FOR THAT TO ASSIST US AS WELL? THIS IS JUST A SECONDARY THOUGHT.

IT'S NOT SINCE NOBODY ELSE IS HAVING ANY COMMENTS OUT HERE.

I'M JUST THROWING OUT ANOTHER THOUGHT.

OH, YEAH, I BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE GOING TO APPLY.

THEY ARE READY, SET, GO TO APPLY.

BUT THE PROGRAM HAS NOT YET BEEN LAUNCHED, SO THEY REALLY HAVE TO JUST WAIT.

THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO GO TO THE RESTAURANT, YOU KNOW, THEY'RE, HE'S SEEING JUST A LITTLE BIT OF TRAFFIC AND IMAGINE PREPARING FOOD YOU KNOW THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND NOBODY COMES TO BUY IT. THEN YOU HAVE TO THROW OUT THE FOOD.

AND, YOU KNOW, HE'S ALREADY STRESSED OUT WITH, YOU KNOW, PAYING THE BILLS.

AND THEN ON THE FRIDAY THAT HE HAD THE EVENT AT THE PLAZA.

HE HAD A GOOD RESPONSE FROM THE COMMUNITY.

I DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE EVENT.

I MEAN, I JUST HAPPENED TO GO TO THE RESTAURANT TO SUPPORT HIS BUSINESS.

AND HE WAS PARTICULARLY PLEASED THAT I WAS THERE AND TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO TELL ME ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM AND CODE ENFORCEMENT.

AND IT IS JUST DISHEARTENING.

I'M NOT SAYING THAT STAFF SHOULD NOT DO THEIR JOB OR SHOULD NOT HAVE CLOSED THEM DOWN AND THAT SORT OF STUFF. BUT AT LEAST HE'S TRYING TO DO THE RIGHT THING.

HE WANTS TO DO THE RIGHT THING, BUT HE'S JUST NOT ABLE TO AFFORD IT.

IS THERE A WAY I'M NOT SURE IF THIS GOES TO THE CITY MANAGER, MAXINE, FOR YOU TO PONDER A PROCESS FOR THOSE BUSINESSES? WE HAVE A SPECIAL EXCEPTION FOR EATING OUT RIGHT NOW, FOR HAVING THEM HAVE FOOD OUTSIDE OF THEIR IN THE SHOPPING PLAZAS FOR SOME OF THE RESTAURANTS AND SIGNAGE.

THAT'S A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT FOR 60 DAYS.

IS THERE SOMETHING THAT COULD POSSIBLY BE WORKED ON FOR THIS? I UNDERSTAND IF IT'S THE BUSINESS THAT I BELIEVE IT IS.

WHEN HE HAD HIS OTHER LOCATION, THEY KNEW HIS LOCATION BY HIS FOOD TRUCK.

SO HIS FOOD TRUCK IS IN THE SAME SHOPPING PLAZA AS HIS RESTAURANT.

IT'S JUST MORE TOWARDS THE ROAD AS A SIGN WOULD BE TO CAPTIVATE PEOPLE TO COME TO THIS RESTAURANT. SO I THINK THERE'S A FEW THINGS BEING ASKED IN HERE.

AND I THINK AT THIS POINT, I DON'T THESE PLANS AND THESE PROCESSES ARE DONE THROUGH CITY MANAGER AND CITY STAFF.

SO JUST SOMETHING THAT WE CAN, THROUGH THE VICE MAYOR, ACTUALLY BE ASKING CITY STAFF TO LOOK INTO TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR THIS PARTICULAR OR RESTAURANTS THAT HAVE THIS KIND OF

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PERSONAL FOOD TRUCK TO THEIR BUSINESSES, I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY WE HAVE, SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE SITUATION WOULD BE.

AND THEN IS THERE A WAY, IF THERE'S A FINANCIAL IMPACT ON IT, THERE TO BE A PAYMENT PLAN OF SOME KIND, SOME KIND OF CREATIVE OUTSIDE OF THE BOX THINKING OF HOW TO GET TO WHERE WE CAN HELP OUR RESTAURANT OR RESTAURANTS? WELL, MADAM MAYOR, I GUESS I'LL TAKE THE FIRST STAB AT THAT AND THEN I'LL LET MS. CALLOWAY ANSWER AS WELL.

YOU KNOW, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A RESTAURANT WITH A SITUATION.

AND, YOU KNOW, UNFORTUNATELY, YOUR ORDINANCES, WHICH WE'RE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW DUE, DO NOT ALLOW NECESSARILY FOR INDIVIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCES.

YOU KNOW, AS THE VICE MAYOR SAID, THE STAFF HAS TO FOLLOW THE ORDINANCES THAT ARE PASSED BY THE COMMISSION. THAT DOESN'T ALLOW US TO REALLY COME UP WITH A CREATIVE SOLUTION FOR ONE RESTAURANT THAT HAS A FOOD TRUCK THAT I DON'T I'M NOT SURE.

I GUESS WE'LL HAVE TO LOOK MORE CLOSELY AT WHAT THE SITUATION WITH THE FOOD TRUCK IS, BECAUSE IF HE HAS A FOOD TRUCK HE'S OPERATING OUT OF, IT SHOULD BE REGISTERED ALREADY WITH US. IF IT ISN'T IF HE'S LAUNCHING A NEW FOOD TRUCK AT THIS TIME, I'M NOT TO BE HARD HEARTED TOWARDS THE RESTAURANT, BUT THERE ARE ANY NUMBER OF OTHER RESTAURANTS AND OR OTHER ANY NUMBER OF OTHER FOOD TRUCKS THAT HAVE PAID FOR THEIR PERMITS THAT ARE OPERATING UNDER THAT ORDINANCE.

AND AGAIN, I DON'T WANT TO SOUND HARD HEARTED ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR PERSON, BUT OUR OBLIGATION IS TO TREAT THOSE FOLKS ALL THE SAME.

AND SO I DON'T KNOW HOW WE CRAFT A SOLUTION FOR ONE THAT WE DON'T GIVE THE BENEFIT TO ALL OF THE OTHERS TOO AS WELL.

WE'RE HAPPY TO LOOK INTO THIS INDIVIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCES.

AND I KNOW LORI FUNDERWHITE WILL BE HAPPY TO HELP WITH THE BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND SEEING IF WE CAN GRAB SOMETHING POSSIBLY THAT THAT WOULD HELP THIS INDIVIDUAL MOVE HIS BUSINESS ALONG.

IT'S CERTAINLY NO FAULT OF HIS THAT HE CHOSE TO OPEN A NEW BUSINESS IN OUR COMMUNITY JUST WEEKS OR MONTHS BEFORE THE PANDEMIC STRUCK AND HIS BUSINESS HAD TO BE CLOSED.

THAT'S THAT'S NOT HIS FAULT.

HE CERTAINLY DIDN'T INTEND FOR THAT TO HAPPEN.

AND I SUSPECT AND IF IT'S THE BUSINESS I'M THINKING OF.

I KNOW THAT THEY WANNA BE HERE AND THEY ALWAYS FOLLOW THE RULES AND THEY'RE GOOD PEOPLE.

AND CERTAINLY THE DESIRE TO HELP THEM IS NOBLE.

SO I'M GOING TO I'M GOING TO ASK MAXINE IF SHE HAS ANY IF SHE HAS ANY ADDITIONAL COMMENTS ABOUT THIS AND OR WE CAN CERTAINLY ENLIST LORI FUNDERWHITE TO TRY TO HELP THIS INDIVIDUAL AS THE BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM COMES ONLINE.

MADAM MAYOR, IF I MAY, BEFORE MS. CALLOWAY ANSWERS THE QUESTION.

I'M NOT ASKING FOR SPECIAL TREATMENT FOR THIS BUSINESS.

WHAT I'M ASKING FOR IS A IS A PROGRAM THAT IS GENERAL TO ALL OF THE BUSINESSES THAT MAY WANT TO HAVE THEIR RESTAURANT AS AN EXTENDED MAY HAVE A FOOD TRUCK AS AN EXTENSION OF THEIR RESTAURANT AND NOT FOR A LONG TIME, JUST FOR A SHORT WINDOW.

THEY CAN WHERE THEY CAN POSSIBLY OPEN UP, WHERE THEY CAN POSSIBLY HAVE THE FOOD TRUCK THERE MAYBE FOUR TIMES WITHOUT, YOU KNOW, PAYING A FEE, GENERATE SOME INCOME AND TO HOPEFULLY PAY FOR IT AGAIN.

SO I'M NOT ASKING FOR SOMETHING JUST FOR THIS BUSINESS.

I'M ASKING FOR SOMETHING FOR ALL OF THE BUSINESS AND BUSINESSES IN TAMARAC THAT MAY WANT TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS.

WHEN WE WHEN WE'RE PUTTING IN ZONING AND PROGRESS MEASURES, YOU KNOW, WE TEND TO SAY, OK, YOU KNOW, GOING FORWARD, THIS IS WHAT IT'S GOING TO BE.

SO I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE THINKING OF THE CITY MANAGER WHEN HE SAID THAT, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE HAVE PAID THEIR FEE AND THAT SORT OF STUFF.

SURE. PEOPLE HAVE PAID THEIR FEE.

I MEAN, TOMORROW MORNING, YOU KNOW, SOMEBODY MAY COME IN AND PAY A FEE FOR SOMETHING.

AND, YOU KNOW, MONDAY WE MAY PUT IN A PROGRAM WHERE THAT SERVICE IS FREE.

I MEAN, IT'S JUST HOW YOU DO BUSINESS.

SO, I MEAN, THAT DOES NOT PRECLUDE US FROM PUTTING IN A PROGRAM TO HELP ALL OF OUR

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BUSINESSES SURVIVE.

AND IF WE'RE GOING TO BE A CITY THAT, YOU KNOW, SUPPORTS SMALL BUSINESSES, I MEAN, THEN WE SHOULD BE DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO HELP THEM.

YOU KNOW, THAT IS THAT IS JUST MY STANCE.

THERE IS NOTHING ILLEGAL.

CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG SAM.

THERE'S NOTHING ILLEGAL TO PUT A PROGRAM IN FOR ALL BUSINESSES WHO HAVE A FOOD TRUCK AS AN EXTENSION OF THEIR BUSINESS.

IT'S YOU KNOW, IT'S NOTHING PRECLUDES US FROM DOING THAT.

THIS IS A GOOD THING THAT WOULD BE DOING FOR THE BUSINESSES, JUST LIKE WE'RE DOING FOR THEM TO HAVE OUTDOOR SEATING, PUTTING AN APPLICATION IN WITHOUT PAYING.

MADAM MAYOR, IF I MIGHT RESPOND TO THAT? VICE MAYOR I WASN'T INSINUATING ANYTHING ILLEGAL ABOUT WHAT IS BEING REQUESTED.

WHAT I WAS SAYING WAS THAT WE HAVE TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE WHOLE AND AS FAR AS I KNOW, WE'VE ONLY GOT ONE BUSINESS WITH A FOOD TRUCK IN THIS IN THIS SITUATION.

NOW, WE MIGHT HAVE MORE THAT WE DO NOT KNOW ABOUT AT THIS TIME.

BUT FOR NOW, WE HAVE ONE BUSINESS WITH ONE FOOD TRUCK.

AND AGAIN, I'M NOT SURE THAT THE FOOD TRUCK ISN'T ALREADY REGISTERED.

IF IT'S BEING USED, IF IT'S BEING USED IN THE CITY, IT SHOULD BE REGISTERED ALREADY.

IF IT ISN'T REGISTERED, THEN CERTAINLY WE CAN HELP THEM WITH THE PROCESS.

AND WHAT YOU ARE SUGGESTING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, SOME TEMPORARY MEASURES FOR RESTAURANTS WITH FOOD TRUCKS TO ENHANCE THEIR BUSINESS AT THEIR LOCATION IS I DON'T THINK THAT THAT'S DIFFICULT FOR MS. CALLOWAY OR MS. FUNDERWHITE.

BUT WHAT I AM SAYING IS THAT THERE ARE ANY NUMBER OF FOOD TRUCKS THAT OPERATE IN OUR CITY.

AND WHEN WE MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT FOOD TRUCKS, I THINK WE NEED TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION ALL OF THOSE BUSINESSES.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR. THANK YOU.

AT THIS TIME, I HAVE A I HAVE COMMISSIONER TISHMAN ON DECK, GO AHEAD.

QUESTION FOR MS. CALLOWAY. WHEN WE CHARGE THE FEE FOR THESE TRUCKS.

WHAT DOES THAT FEE COVER? IT COVERS THE ISSUANCE OF THE PERMIT, IT ALSO COVERS INSPECTION.

I NEGLECTED TO MENTION A FIRE INSPECTION IS ALSO INCLUDED IN BOTH SCENARIOS, AND THAT'S AN ADDITIONAL FIFTY DOLLARS THAT'S ADDED TO THAT FEE.

BUT IT COVERS THAT TIME AND PROCESSING FOR BOTH PERMITS AND INCLUDES REVIEW, NOT JUST BY MY OFFICE, BUT REVIEW BY THE BILLING DEPARTMENT AND OTHER DISCIPLINES THAT MUST LOOK AT THE APPLICATION. AND THEN THERE ARE INSPECTIONS ONCE THE EVENT IS OCCURRING.

SO IT'S REALLY STAFF TIME AND PROCESSING TIME.

OK. AND THAT'S WHY WE CHARGE THE FEE TO BE ABLE TO ACCOUNT FOR THE STAFF TIME? YEAH, THAT'S WHY WE CHARGE FEES ON ALL APPLICATIONS.

YES. OK.

AND I THINK LET ME PROCESS THAT AND I'LL COME BACK.

THANK YOU. AND I KNOW THE MAYOR HAD A QUESTION JUST TO RESPOND TO THE MAYOR AND THE VICE MAYOR, RELATIVE TO THE CURRENT PROCESS WHERE WE HAVE RELAXED THE CODE AS IT RELATES TO SIGNAGE AND OUTDOOR SEATING, WE WERE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH THAT THROUGH THE CITY MANAGER AS EMERGENCY ORDER.

THAT'S TEMPORARY.

IT'S 60 DAYS BEGINNING FROM MAY 16TH WITH A PROJECTED EXPIRATION OF JULY 16TH UNLESS EXTENDED. SO IF THIS IS SOMETHING YOU'D LIKE US TO DO RELATIVE TO BUSINESSES THAT ARE EXISTING, THAT HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY COVID AND AS A RESULT HAVE TO TRANSITION TO A FOOD TRUCK, THEN THAT'S SOMETHING WE CAN CONSIDER FOR ALL THOSE BUSINESSES, BUT NOT JUST FOR ONE BUSINESS, OF COURSE, BUT FOR ALL THE BUSINESSES IN THE CITY THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY COVID, IT WOULD HAVE TO DEMONSTRATE THAT THEY HAD BEEN IMPACTED BY IT.

AND THEN IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO TRANSITION TO A FOOD TRUCK, AND THAT'S A CONSIDERATION THAT WE CERTAINLY CAN LOOK AT.

THANK YOU, MS. CALLOWAY.

COMMISSIONER FISHMAN, I BELIEVE YOUR HAND WENT BACK UP.

YES, BECAUSE MS. CALLOWAY MADE A STATEMENT THAT REMINDED ME OF WHAT I WAS WHERE I WAS TRYING TO GO NEXT.

THE OUTDOOR SEATING AND THE ADDITIONAL SIGNAGE DOES NOT REQUIRE THE FIRE INSPECTIONS AND THE OTHER INSPECTIONS THAT YOUR OFFICE WOULD DO TO ENSURE PUBLIC SAFETY, CORRECT?

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CORRECT. WHAT WE'VE DONE THROUGH THE EMERGENCY OR THE EXECUTIVE ORDER IS TO RELAX CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE CODE THAT WOULD REQUIRE THAT.

SO WHICH IS WHY WE CALL IT A REGISTRATION PROGRAM.

IT'S NOT A FORMAL APPLICATION.

YOU'RE JUST REGISTERING WHAT IT IS THAT YOU'RE DOING.

YOU ASK FOR A SKETCH, PARTICULARLY OF THE PARKING, JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU'RE NOT CAUSING ANY CONFLICT IN THE ONSITE PARKING OR IN THE PARKING LOT, BUT ESSENTIALLY YOU'RE REGISTERING YOUR TEMPORARY USE FOR THE 60 DAYS.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MAXINE, I APPRECIATE THE CONSIDERATION.

AT THIS TIME, VICE MAYOR? YES MADAM MAYOR? ARE YOU GOOD WITH WHERE THE DISCUSSION HAS GONE? IS THERE ANYTHING FURTHER YOU WISH? I JUST WANT US TO TAKE ACTION FOR THE BUSINESSES AND SORRY, I'M HAVING A DELAY JUST GO AHEAD.

YEAH I'M JUST I JUST WANT US TO TAKE SOME SORT OF ACTION FOR THE BUSINESSES, YOU KNOW, HAVING THEM OPERATE AT LEAST TEMPORARILY WITH THEIR FOOD TRUCKS WITHOUT HAVING TO PAY A FEE.

AND I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT SPECIAL EVENTS.

YOU KNOW, I AM TALKING ABOUT BUSINESSES THAT ARE IN THE CITY.

SO, VICE MAYOR.

ARE YOU WILLING TO ACCEPT WHAT MS. CALLOWAY SAID ABOUT WORKING WITH THE CITY MANAGER FOR DISCUSSION AND FIGURING OUT IF WE'RE GOING TO BE EXTENDING OUR EMERGENCY ORDER? THAT HAS BEEN FOR ASSISTING OUR RESTAURANTS AND BUSINESSES TO INCLUDE THE REVIEW OF OUR CITY BUSINESSES THAT HAVE FOOD TRUCKS AS PART OF THEIR RESTAURANTS TO SEE IF THERE'S SOMETHING THAT THEY CAN DO? BECAUSE I BELIEVE THERE'S NO THERE'S NO CHARGE, IF I UNDERSTAND CORRECTLY, WITH WHAT MAXINE SAID AND I AM HAVING SOME IN AND OUT DELAY, THERE'S NOT A CHARGE ON THIS PARTICULAR THING.

SO THEY ARE HEARING CORRECTLY THE CONVERSATION.

ARE YOU OK WITH LETTING OUR CITY STAFF DO IT? THEY COULD TRY TO DO IN REVIEWING THIS MATTER.

I MEAN, THAT WOULD BE LETTING THE SAME CITY MANAGER THAT THAT JUST SAID HE WANTS TO CHARGE THE RESTAURANTS, LEAD THE CHARGE, YOU KNOW, IT'S KIND OF LIKE, YOU KNOW, LET THE DEVIL LEAD WITH HIS SWORD.

NOT SO MUCH. REMEMBER, IT'S THE SAME CITY MANAGER WITH MS. CALLOWAY THAT PUT IN THE OTHER ORDINANCE OR THE TEMPORARY ORDER THAT HAD NO CHARGE.

SO WE GOT TO GIVE OUR CITY MANAGER A BREAK ON THAT ONE.

OK, CATEGORY AND WHO WOULD NEED THIS ASSISTANCE AND COME BACK WITH A MORE WELL-ROUNDED, EDUCATED RESPONSE.

THIS IS LIKE WHAT HAPPENS WITH OUR WORKSHOP ITEMS. WE SOMETIMES NEED MORE INFORMATION.

I'M WILLING TO DO THAT AND SEE HOW MUCH HE CAN JAM HIS HIS DEVILISH FORK.

OH, COME ON. COME ON.

WE WERE DOING SO WELL. HE KNOWS I LOVE HIM.

SO WORDS ARE TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT LATELY.

SO, YOU KNOW, IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO MAKE SOME FUN OF YOUR DAY.

UNDERSTAND. LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE, ACTUALLY.

I APPRECIATE VICE MAYOR.

I DO SEE COMMISSIONER GELIN'S HAND UP.

COMMISSIONER GELIN. IS THIS THE CONVERSATION I BELIEVE IS COMPLETED OR DO YOU WISH TO CONTINUE IT? PLEASE TAKE YOURSELF OFF MUTE.

IF IT'S COMPLETED AND THEN THEN I WON'T HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS, BUT I DIDN'T GET A SENSE THAT IT WAS COMPLETED.

I BELIEVE THE VICE MAYOR JUST AGREED TO HAVE THE CITY MANAGER, ALONG WITH MS. CALLOWAY AND STAFF TO REVIEW THE TEMPORARY ORDER THAT'S IN PLACE TO ASSIST OUR RESTAURANTS AND BUSINESSES AND SEE IF THERE IS SOME MECHANISM IN PLACE TO BE ABLE TO INCLUDE THIS PARTICULAR TYPE OF RESTAURANT THAT HAS A FOOD TRUCK ATTACHED TO IT.

OK.

MOVING ON NOW TO OUR LAST ITEM FOR NOW THAT I SEE THIS IS 13E UPDATE RELATED TO WATER

[e. Update related to Water Bills following COVID-19]

BILLS FOLLOWING COVID-19 AND I SEE MS. CAJUSTE. I BELIEVE THIS IS GOING TO YOU, IT'S ALL YOURS.

GOOD AFTERNOON MAYOR AND COMMISSION.

CHRISTINE CAJUSTE INTERIM DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL SERVICES.

SO I'M HERE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT OUR SUSPENSION.

SO WE SUSPENDED APPLICATION OF PENALTIES AND SHUT OFF NON PAYMENTS SINCE MARCH 16, 2020,

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INITIALLY FOR 90 DAYS AND THAT 90 DAYS ENDED ON JUNE 16TH.

SO WHAT WE DID WAS WE DID AN EVALUATION TO DETERMINE IF IT WAS TIME TO RETURN TO NORMAL OPERATIONS. SO DURING THE TIME OF THE SUSPENSION OUR DELINQUENCY DID RISE, IT ROSE ABOUT SIXTY SEVENTY THREE. DELINQUENCIES ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SHUT OFF IN MAY.

THAT MEANS THAT THE PANDEMIC HAS NOT ENDED AND CITY HALL HAS REMAINED CLOSED AND THE MAJORITY OF OUR SURROUNDING CITIES HAVE HAD WHAT I CALL SIMILAR SUSPENSIONS.

A FEW OF THEM ARE LOOKING TO RESUME IN JUNE, SOME IN JULY.

OTHERS ARE WAITING TO SEE WHETHER OR NOT THE GOVERNOR IS GOING TO LIFT THE NON EVICTION ORDER, WHICH I UNDERSTAND IS GOING TO BE JULY 1ST FOR LANDLORDS.

BUT THE MAJORITY HAVE EXTENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

MANY ARE IN THE SAME POSITION AS TAMARAC.

THEY'RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHEN TO END THE SUSPENSION AND THEY'RE TRYING TO MOVE FORWARD AT THE SAME TIME THAT OTHER CITIES ARE MOVING FORWARD.

SO THAT BEING SAID, WE KNOW THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO WAIVE THE FEES OR CONTINUE TO HAVE THE SUSPENSION FOR AN INDEFINITE PERIOD BECAUSE WE ARE LEGALLY OBLIGATED BECAUSE OF ONE COVENANTS AND ALSO THE FACT THAT THE UTILITY SYSTEM IS FEES TO RUN THE SYSTEM.

WE ALSO KNOW THAT WE HAVE A SYSTEM, PROGRAMS THAT ARE IN PLACE THROUGH CDBG AND OTHER PROGRAMS THAT ARE GOING TO BE COMING ONLINE.

WE ALSO KNOW THAT ABOUT 200 OF OUR CUSTOMERS WHO APPEAR ON OUR SHUT OFF LIST, THEY APPEAR ON OUR SHUT OFF LIST EVERY MONTH AND THEY DO NOT PAY UNLESS THEY WERE SHUT OFF.

SO THESE BILLS CONTINUE TO RISE.

SO SHUT OFF AND NON PAYMENT UNTIL AUGUST THIRTY FIRST AND THEN REEVALUATE AT THAT TIME.

AND IN THE INTERIM, YOU KNOW, WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO HAVE THE CONTINUE TO MAKE OUTBOUND CALLS TO DELINQUENT CUSTOMERS, REMINDING THEM THAT THE BILLS ARE DUE ON PAYABLE. OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE WILL ALSO BE MAKING CALLS TO CUSTOMERS WITH TO CONTINUE TO GROW.

WE'RE ALSO GOING TO OFFER A PAYMENT ARRANGEMENT IF THE SITUATION ALLOWS THE CUSTOMERS TO HAVE MORE TIME TO SATISFY THESE BALANCES WITHOUT WORRYING IF THEY'RE GOING TO BE SUBJECT TO SHUT OFF. AND WITH THAT, I'LL TAKE ANY QUESTIONS.

WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

COMMISSIONER GELIN. YEAH APPROXIMATELY HOW MANY RESIDENTS ARE PARTICIPATING OR BEEN IMPACTED BY THIS AND ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THIS PROGRAM OF DELAYING OR NOT MAKING PAYMENTS? WELL, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE ABOUT YOU KNOW, WHEN I LOOKED AT THE WHAT WE WOULD CALL THE NORMAL SHUT OFF LIST THAT WE WOULD RUN FOR THE MONTH OF MAY, WE HAVE NINE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY THREE ACCOUNTS THAT ARE APPEARING ON THE LIST.

NOT THAT'S NOT TO SAY THAT THE WHOLE NINE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY THREE WOULD HAVE BEEN SHUT OFF BECAUSE SOME OF THEM WOULD HAVE BEEN SUBJECT TO WE MAY HAVE PAYMENT AGREEMENT WITH THEM. OR THEY MAY BE OTHER EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES THAT SAY THAT, YOU KNOW, THOSE SHOULD NOT BE SHUT OFF.

BUT THAT WAS THE TOTAL AND OUR NORM ON A NORMAL MONTH, IT WOULD BE ANYWHERE FROM ANYWHERE FROM A LOW OF FOUR HUNDRED TO A HIGH OF 550 THAT WOULD APPEAR ON THE SHUT OFF LIST.

OK, AND WHAT'S OUR TYPICAL TIME BEFORE WE IN A NORMAL ENVIRONMENT AND NORMAL ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT? WHAT'S THE TYPICAL TIME FRAME WHERE WE WOULD GO AHEAD AND SHUT OFF THE UTILITY? IT WOULD BE 45 DAYS AND IF YOU HAVE A BALANCE OVER SEVENTY FIVE DOLLARS.

AND SO HOW MANY HOW MANY RESIDENTS ARE BEYOND THE 45 DAY PERIOD? AND THAT WOULD BE THE NINE SEVENTY THREE THAT I JUST MENTIONED.

OK. AND ARE WE GOING TO BE LETTING THOSE FOLKS KNOW ABOUT THE OR ARE WE GOING TO PARTICULARLY EMAIL AND LET THOSE FOLKS KNOW ABOUT THAT PROGRAM THAT WE HAVE STARTING ON JUNE 29 WITH THE TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS AND UP TO FIVE THOUSAND AVAILABLE? YEAH, WELL, IT HAS BEEN ADVERTISED.

AND WHAT WE'RE DOING EVERY TIME WE HAVE AN INTERACTION WITH THEM, WITH A CUSTOMER, WE MAKE THEM AWARE THAT THESE FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE AND THAT THESE PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE IF THEY QUALIFY. OK, SO QUESTION FOR THE CITY MANAGER.

ARE WE GOING TO HAVE AN EMAIL GO OUT TO OUR CITY DISTRIBUTION LIST ADVISING THEM OF THAT PROGRAM? CITY MANAGER YOU KNOW THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION, COMMISSIONER, I DON'T KNOW THAT I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW THAT WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE NOT TO PAY THESE BILLS.

JUST LET ME LET ME FINISH.

[04:20:02]

I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE SAYING.

I THINK THE CHALLENGE WITH THIS WITH THIS SITUATION IS THAT IN ANY GIVEN MONTH, WE CAN HAVE ANY NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT DON'T PAY THEIR BILL.

AND A LOT OF THOSE PEOPLE, UNFORTUNATELY, ARE FREQUENT FLIERS.

AND WE'VE STRUGGLED OVER THE YEARS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO BETTER SERVE THEM BECAUSE WE DON'T AS THE SERVICE PROVIDER, IT DOESN'T DO US ANY GOOD TO HAVE THEM PAYING MORE IN FEES AND FINES AND TURN ON AND TURN OFF THESE THAN IF THEY WOULD JUST PAY THEIR BILLS TO BEGIN WITH. SO WE'VE REALLY WORKED HARD.

CUSTOMER SERVICE HAS TRIED HARD TO MAKE SURE TO WORK WITH PEOPLE TO KEEP THEIR BILLS CURRENT SO THAT THEY DON'T GET ON THAT LIST AND THEY DON'T GET SHUT OFF BECAUSE LIKE I SAID, WE DON'T IT DOESN'T BENEFIT US TO BE OUT TURNING PEOPLE'S WATER OFF FOR NONPAYMENT. YOU KNOW AS FAR AS FAR AS THE LIST GOES, THE LIST HAS GROWN FAIRLY SIGNIFICANTLY. THE CHALLENGE IS THAT AT SOME POINT ALL THOSE FOLKS HAVE TO PAY THOSE BILLS. WE KNOW WE CAN WE CAN BE LENIENT WITH THE SHUT OFF.

WE CAN NOT ASSESS THE LATE FEES AND THOSE CHARGES, BUT ULTIMATELY, THEY HAVE TO PAY FOR THE WATER THAT THEY USED.

AND AS PEOPLE'S BILLS GO UP, IT'S YOU KNOW, IT'S JUST MORE AND MORE CHALLENGING FOR THEM WHEN IT ACTUALLY COMES TIME TO PAY THE BILL.

AND SO I DON'T KNOW THAT WE WANT TO ADVERTISE THAT YOU DON'T NEED TO PAY YOUR BILL IF YOU'RE IN IF YOU'RE IN DISTRESS.

I MEAN, THE REALITY IS WE CAN AND ULTIMATELY, I'VE ALWAYS SAID WE'LL COLLECT THAT MONEY.

IT'S JUST A MATTER OF HOW AND IT'S A MATTER OF WHEN.

AND WHAT WE DON'T LIKE TO DO IS WE DON'T LIKE TO HAVE TO SHUT PEOPLE'S WATER OFF.

OUR ACCOUNTABILITY PEOPLE IN UTILITIES DON'T LIKE TO HAVE TO GO OUT THERE AND TURN THE WATER OFF AND THEN COME BACK AND TURN IT ON AND THAT AND THAT'S NOT A GOOD EXPERIENCE FOR ANYONE. SO WHAT WE LIKE TO DO IS GET PEOPLE TO PAY THE BILLS AND PAY THE BILLS ON TIME.

SO I GUESS YOU KNOW I'LL I CAN TALK SOME MORE WITH CHRISTINE ABOUT HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE ON THAT LIST AND HOW MUCH WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE NOT TO PAY.

BUT I THINK THAT WE'VE BEEN SUCCESSFUL WITH THE PROGRAM THAT WE HAVE WORKING WITH INDIVIDUALS TO TRY TO GET THEM SITUATED, WHETHER IT'S IF THEY CAN'T PAY OR WHETHER THEY NEED A PAYMENT PLAN OR WHETHER THEY JUST NEED SOME MORE TIME.

I KNOW CUSTOMER SERVICE HAS BEEN, YOU KNOW, HAS BEEN VERY BUSY.

I ALSO KNOW THAT BECAUSE OF THE DROUGHT THAT WE WERE EXPERIENCING AND BECAUSE OF SOME OF THE ESTIMATION THAT WE DO AND BECAUSE OF PEOPLE BEING MORE THAN NOT WE'VE HAD IT.

WE'VE BEEN INUNDATED WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD HIGHER BILLS THAN THEY'RE USED TO.

AND WE HAVE WE HAVE SYSTEMS IN PLACE TO HELP WITH THAT.

BUT FOR THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS, OUR SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN ALMOST OVERRUN WITH PEOPLE WITH HIGHER THAN USUAL CONSTRUCTION.

AND SO WE'VE HAD SOME PEOPLE WHO HAVE SLIPPED THROUGH THOSE CRACKS THAT WE'RE WORKING WITH NOW TO TRY TO HELP.

I GUESS, AGAIN, IT'S JUST THAT THE LONGER THIS SITUATION GOES ON, THE MORE TROUBLESOME IT BECOMES FOR THE CUSTOMER.

AND OUR JOB IS TO TRY TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR THE CUSTOMER.

SO I WOULD JUST ASK YOUR INDULGENCE ON THAT, COMMISSIONER, AND LET ME TALK TO CHRISTINE AND TO TARA SIMMS ABOUT WHAT THEY'RE SEEING IN TERMS OF THE ACTUAL CUSTOMERS THAT ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THIS PROGRAM VERSUS THE ONES THAT AREN'T AND TRY TO DO IT IN A WAY THAT'S BEST FOR THE CUSTOMER.

OK. THANK YOU.

INITIAL FUNDS THAT PEOPLE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY FOR, HAVE THOSE BEEN EXHAUSTED OR HAVE WE GONE THROUGH THAT LIST? COMMISSIONER, RELATIVE TO THE SHIP EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, WE'RE ALMOST HALFWAY ON THAT LIST. WE STILL HAVE FUNDS AVAILABLE.

SOME FUNDS HAVE NOT YET BEEN EXHAUSTED, OK.

AND THE LIMITATION, AGAIN, WAS THE INCOME REQUIREMENTS.

THAT MEANS SOME OF THE FOLKS DIDN'T QUALIFY? YEAH, BUT IT WAS A LOT HAD TO DO WITH NOT SUBMITTING A COMPLETE APPLICATION WAS ONE ISSUE.

ADDITIONALLY, WE HAD JUST A MINIMAL AMOUNT THAT WAS, I THINK, ONE THAT WAS OVER 80 PERCENT. AND WE TOLD THEM THE MAJORITY WAS BETWEEN 50 AND 80 PERCENT.

AND I THINK WE PROVIDED THAT INFORMATION TO ALL OF YOU.

THE MAJORITY WAS WITHIN WERE WITHIN INCOME RANGE OF 50 TO 80 PERCENT.

OK, AND THEN FOR A QUESTION FOR LORI REGARDING THE PROGRAM FOR BUSINESS OWNERS, WHEN WILL THAT START OR ROLL OUT OR ALLOW OWNERS TO GET ACCESS TO THE FUNDING?

[04:25:07]

THIS IS PART OF GETTING THE CDBG APPROVALS THROUGH COUNTY AS PART OF MAXINE'S OVERALL PACKAGE SO OK. EARLY JULY, MID JULY, END OF JULY? EARLY JULY. OK.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. SURE THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO. THANK YOU.

I'M NOT SURE WHO CAN ANSWER THIS CORRECTLY, BUT I HAVE GOTTEN A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF CALLS ABOUT PEOPLE'S WATER BILL, AND I KNOW YOU KNOW GONE THROUGH ALL THE LOGIC YOU'RE HOME MORE, YOU'RE SHOWERING MORE, YOU'RE DOING MORE LAUNDRY.

BUT I HAVE ALSO HEARD THAT FOR THE PAST TWO MONTHS, ALL THE BILLS HAVE BEEN ESTIMATED.

IS THAT CORRECT OR INCORRECT? WE ESTIMATED ONE MONTH MOST CUSTOMERS SAW AN ESTIMATION IN THE MONTH OF APRIL.

AND WHAT IT DID WAS IT LOOKED AT EITHER YOUR CONSUMPTION FOR THE SAME TIME THE PRIOR YEAR, OR IF YOU HAD LOW BILLS OVER THE LAST TWO OR THREE MONTHS, IT WILL LOOK AT YOUR CONSUMPTION OVER THAT TIME TO DETERMINE WHAT YOUR ESTIMATE WOULD BE.

SO YOU WOULD HAVE HAD ONE MONTH OF ESTIMATED BILL.

OK, SO NOW WE'RE BACK ON TRACK THOUGH THAT THEY'RE ACTUALLY READING THE METERS EVERY MONTH ? YEAH.

MY BILL, I'M GOING TO GET A WHOPPER OF A BILL NEXT MONTH BECAUSE THEY REALLY UNDERESTIMATED ME.

SO I BUT OTHER PEOPLE MOSTLY COMPLAINED ABOUT THEIR BILLS GOING UP.

AND I TOLD THEM THEY'RE HOME MORE, THEY'RE SHOWERING MORE, THEY'RE DOING MORE LAUNDRY AND ALL THIS STUFF. SOMETIMES THAT'S NOT HOLDING WATER, SO TO SPEAK.

SO YOU'RE PROBABLY GOING TO GET A LOT OF PEOPLE WANTING SOMEONE TO COME CHECK THEIR METER. WE'VE HAD SEVERAL OF THOSE.

WE'RE STILL WORKING ON SOME.

BUT HOPEFULLY THAT'S GOING TO LEVEL OFF NOW BECAUSE I'VE NEVER HAD SO MANY CALLS BEFORE ABOUT ONE SUBJECT.

SO PEOPLE ARE HAVING THE PROBLEM.

IRRIGATION BILLS BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE HAVE DIFFERENT IRRIGATION METER AND BECAUSE WE HAD THAT DROUGHT CYCLE FROM LATE FEBRUARY TO MID-MAY, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE WERE USING THEIR IRRIGATION A LOT MORE.

THEY WERE REFILLING THEIR POOL A LOT MORE.

AND THAT DROVE UP THEIR IRRIGATION.

IRRIGATION SIDE OF THEIR BILL AS WELL.

I THINK IT'S GOING TO CONTINUE TO BE AN ISSUE UNTIL WE GET REGULATED OUT AGAIN WITH A MONTH'S READING. SO THANKS VERY MUCH.

SINCE WE'RE TALKING WATER BILLS, I BELIEVE WE ALL GOT A EMAIL, I GOT AN EMAIL REGARDING AN AUTOMATIC WITHDRAWAL FOR A WATER BILL PAYMENT THAT WAS APPROXIMATELY FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS AND MUCH HIGHER THAN NORMAL FOR THAT PARTICULAR RESIDENT.

IS THERE A WAY THAT WE THAT THE DEPARTMENT CAN LOOK AT? WHEN SOMETHING LIKE THAT HAPPENS, NOTIFYING THE RESIDENT, THE CUSTOMER PRIOR TO TAKING OUT THAT MUCH, I MEAN, IF THEY'RE EXPECTING ONE HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL AND THEY'RE GETTING FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS WITHDRAWN FROM THEIR BANK ACCOUNT, ESPECIALLY IN THESE TIMES, THAT'S A HUGE HIT FOR A FAMILY.

IS THERE SOME WAY WE CAN PUT IN PLACE? I KNOW WE WENT I KNOW THAT THE WATER DEPARTMENT WENT OUT AND LOOKED AT THE METER AGAIN, BUT THE RESIDENT WAS VERY UPSET THAT NOBODY CONTACTED HIM DIRECTLY OR THE FAMILY DIRECTLY TO SAY YOUR BILLS HIGHER THAN NORMAL.

WE JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW WE'RE TAKING OUT X AMOUNT OF DOLLARS AS OPPOSED TO WHAT YOU'RE EXPECTING. COMMISSIONER FISHMAN, CHRISTINE IF I MIGHT, YOU KNOW COMMISSIONER FISHMAN, I SENT THE COMMISSION AN EMAIL SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THAT INDIVIDUAL BECAUSE WE LOOKED WE LOOKED INTO THAT AND THERE ARE SAFEGUARDS IN PLACE WITHIN THE SYSTEM THAT ARE DESIGNED TO PREVENT THAT.

BUT BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO FELL INTO THAT CATEGORY DURING THE BILLING CYCLE WHERE THAT GENTLEMAN EXPERIENCED THAT, HE SIMPLY SLIPPED THROUGH THE CRACKS.

AND THAT'S WHAT THE EMAIL THAT YOU RECEIVED SAID.

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ADDITIONALLY, THAT GENTLEMAN HAD A PLUMBING PROBLEM IN THE HOUSE AND HAD A LEAK.

AND SO THE METER READ WAS NOT INACCURATE.

THE ISSUE THERE WAS THE MONEY THAT CAME OUT OF HIS ACCOUNT DOLLARS THAT COME OUT OF THEIR CHECKING ACCOUNT FOR A WATER BILL, PARTICULARLY WHEN YOUR WATER BILL IS USUALLY 40 OR 50 OR 60 DOLLARS.

SO WE'RE STILL WORKING TO RESOLVE THAT ISSUE WITH THE WITH THE GENTLEMAN.

I KNOW THAT CUSTOMER SERVICE WAS IN CONTACT WITH HIM, IF NOT YESTERDAY, PROBABLY THIS MORNING, BECAUSE IT'S AN ONGOING ISSUE.

AND I KNOW THAT HE'S MADE IT A POINT TO LET US KNOW THAT HE'S HAD PLUMBERS OUT OR HIS LANDLORD HAS HAD PLUMBERS OUT SEVERAL TIMES TRYING TO RESOLVE THE ISSUE WITH TRYING TO RESOLVE THE ISSUE WITH WHATEVER LEAK HE HAS.

BUT I KNOW THAT CUSTOMER SERVICE WAS GOING TO BE WORKING WITH HIM TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE MONEY.

AND CHRISTINE MAY HAVE A BETTER ANSWER ABOUT THE MONEY OR THE PORTION OF IT.

IF SHE DOES, GREAT.

IF NOT, YOU KNOW, WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN THAT SITUATION GETS RESOLVED.

EXCELLENT. THANK YOU.

AND SEEING THAT THERE'S NO OTHER PERSON WHO WISHES TO SPEAK.

I'M GOING TO WISH EVERYBODY A GREAT REST OF YOUR WEEK AND WE'LL SEE YOU AT OUR NEXT EVENT. THERE'S A, I'M JUST GONNA ACTUALLY HAD THIS.

I KNOW WE'RE NOT HAVING OUR TYPICAL JULY 4TH CELEBRATION.

PLEASE STAY TUNED.

OUR PARKS AND REC DEPARTMENT WILL BE SENDING OUT THE INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT KIND OF CELEBRATION WE WILL BE DOING THIS YEAR VIRTUALLY.

THANK YOU, EVERYBODY. BE SAFE.

IT IS TO BE SAFE AND ENJOY YOUR DAY.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.