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[CALL TO ORDER: ]

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GOOD EVENING EVERYBODY.

GOOD EVENING.

CLERK CALL THE ROLL PLEASE. GOOD EVENING.

COMMISSIONER GELIN. COMMISSIONER FISHMAN. GOOD EVENING.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

GOOD EVENING. VICE MAYOR BOLTON.

AND MAYOR GOMEZ. GOOD EVENING.

AT THIS TIME, WE WILL NOW MOVE TO ASK COMMISSIONER FISHMAN TO PLEASE SAY THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

CITY ATTORNEY WOULD YOU PLEASE READ THE PROCEDURES FOR OUR VIRTUAL MEETING.

THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COMMISSION. GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY FOR THE PURPOSE OF TONIGHT'S DISCUSSION. OBVIOUSLY, WE'RE NOT IN THE COMMISSION CHAMBERS AND WE'RE MEETING IN THIS VIRTUAL GALLERY OF MEMBERSHIP.

WE'RE HERE BECAUSE THE STATE STATUTES THAT GOVERN SUNSHINE OF PUBLIC RECORDS AUTHORIZES US TO DO THIS. THE GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA HAS ISSUED SEVERAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS, THE MOST IMPORTANT OF WHICH, FOR THE PURPOSE OF TONIGHT'S MEETING, IS 20-69, WHICH IS ADOPTED SUMMER.

THROUGHOUT THROUGH OCTOBER ONE OF THIS YEAR.

SO IN DOING SO, THE CITY COMMISSION BACK IN APRIL ADOPTED SOME PROCEDURES THAT I WOULD LIKE TO READ TO THE RECORD TO MAKE SURE THAT ARE CLEAR FOR THOSE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO US TO BE HEARD IN THE CONTEXT OF NOTICE OF ALL VIRTUAL MEETINGS OF THE CITY COMMISSIONERS SHALL BE PREPARED AND POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH SEVERAL DIFFERENT LAWS IN FLORIDA, ONE OF WHICH IS SECTION 120.54 SUBSECTION FIVE B TWO OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES, AND ALSO CHAPTER TWENTY EIGHT DASH ONE ZERO NINE, WHAT'S CALLED THE FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE, ALONG WITH THE CITY'S CODE OF ORDINANCES AND OTHER APPLICABLE LOCAL AND STATE LAWS.

LET IT BE KNOWN FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE RECORD THAT TONIGHT'S MEETING WAS LEGALLY AND PROPERLY NOTICED BY OUR CITY CLERK, MS. JOHNSON, IN ALL OF THE VARIOUS PUBLICATIONS AND ALL THE VARIOUS ONLINE ACCESS POINTS AS WELL, IN ACCORDANCE WITH WHAT WE CALL COMMUNICATIONS MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, BETTER KNOWN AS CMT, WHICH IS THE GOVERNING MEMBERS OF THE CITY COMMISSION AND CITY STAFF MAY ATTEND MEETINGS REMOTELY UTILIZING THE CMC TECHNOLOGY, THE CITY'S IT DEPARTMENT, HEADED UP BY LEVENT SUCUOGLU SHALL ASSIST TO ENSURE THAT ALL MEMBERS OF THE CITY COMMISSION AND NECESSARY CITY STAFF, AS DETERMINED BY THE CITY MANAGER, HAVE ACCESS TO THE CITY COMMISSION MEETING THIS EVENING.

AND PURSUANT TO THIS ORDER A PHYSICAL QUORUM OF THE CITY COMMISSION, IS NOT LEGALLY REQUIRED TO HOLD A MEETING AND CONDUCT OFFICIAL BUSINESS.

IN THE EVENT THAT A PHYSICAL QUORUM IS NOT PRESENT A VIRTUAL QUORUM UNDER THE GOVERNOR'S EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-69 IS AMENDED SHALL BE REQUIRED IN ORDER TO HOLD THE MEETING CITY HALL AT THE DISCRETION OF THE CITY MANAGER WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC, WHICH WE KNOW THAT IT IS. IN THE EVENT THAT CITY HALL IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC, THE PUBLIC SHALL NOT BE PERMITTED TO PHYSICALLY ATTEND MEETINGS OF THE CITY COMMISSION.

THIS RESTRICTION IS INTENDED TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH THE CDC GUIDELINES AND RECOMMENDATIONS. AND AS YOU KNOW, BROWARD IS KIND OF LIKE IN PHASE ONE AND A HALF, MAYBE ONE AND THREE QUARTERS. WE'RE NOT EXACTLY SURE WHAT THE POPULATION CAN BE DURING PUBLIC SESSIONS. WE THINK IT'S BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT'S HIGHLY RESTRICTED BY STATE LAW.

ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC OR 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 AT THE ADDRESS THAT HAS BEEN PROVIDED, WHICH IS CITYCLERK@TAMARAC.ORG.

ALL COMMENTS SUBMITTED BY EMAIL BE READ INTO THE RECORD BY THE CITY CLERK.

ALL COMMENTS SUBMITTED BY EMAIL SHALL BE MADE PART OF THE PUBLIC RECORD OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC. PUBLIC COMMENTS MAY ALSO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE DURING THE MEETING THROUGH FACEBOOK LIVE. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY ALSO REGISTER ONLINE WITH THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE IF THEY WANT TO SIGN UP, THEY CAN DO THAT AS WELL.

AND YOU'LL HEAR FROM THE CLERK IN A FEW MOMENTS AS TO HOW THAT WAS ACTUALLY ACCOMPLISHED.

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

IF ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC REQUIRES ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY COMMISSION

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MEETING, THEY CAN OR HAVE CONTACTED OUR CITY CLERK FOR THAT PURPOSE.

BEARING IN MIND THAT OUR CITY CLERK IS VERY TECH SAVVY, VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE, HAS MADE EVERY POSSIBLE EFFORT TO MAKE SURE THAT MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, ASIDE FROM THE PUBLIC MEETING OF THE COMMISSION, WILL HAVE ACCESS TO WHAT'S GOING ON THIS EVENING ONLINE BY EMAIL OR VIA FACEBOOK LIVE.

ALL ACTIONS.

NOT SOME, BUT ALL MADAM MAYOR, AND COMMISSION THE A ROLL CALL VOTE. UNDER CMT TECHNOLOGY RULES AND GUIDELINES, A VOICE VOTE IS NOT LEGALLY AUTHORIZED YOU MUST IN FACT TAKE A ROLL CALL EVEN TO THEORETICALLY ADJOURN.

AND HERE'S A CRITICAL PART OF IT, IF AT ANY POINT DURING THE CITY COMMISSION MEETING THE TECHNOLOGY FAILS OR THE TECHNOLOGY IS INSUFFICIENT TO PERMIT, ALL INTERESTED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO ATTEND, THE CITY COMMISSION MEETING SHALL CEASE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL SUCH PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN RESOLVED.

AND THAT IS THAT THE LAW ALSO TELLS US THAT IF THERE NEEDS TO BE A BRIEF RECESS SO THAT THE TECHNICIANS CAN REENERGIZE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE PUBLIC AND YOUR PRESENCE.

THAT CAN BE DONE. THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT WE'VE HAD SOME SEAMLESS TECHNOLOGICAL ISSUES HERE IN THE CITY. THERE'S NOT BEEN ANY MAJOR CHALLENGES.

OTHER CITIES THAT HAVE THEIR OWN CHALLENGES REGARDING PUBLIC ACCESS NOT BEEN THE ISSUE.

BUT THIS FORMAT ORDER APPROVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION.

AND MADE PART OF YOUR PUBLIC RECORD THAT BEING SAID I WELCOME THE OPPORTUNITY OF VISITING WITH THE MAYOR AND COMMISSIONER THIS EVENING AS YOUR CITY ATTORNEY.

THAT EXTENT MADAM MAYOR, THOSE ARE THE RULES OF THE ROAD FOR THIS EVENING'S PRESENTATION.

AND I BID YOU A WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY EVENING.

THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.

[2.a. Proclamation - Ms. Seena Kuby]

THANK YOU MAYOR. AT THIS TIME, WE'RE GOING TO MOVE TO PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATION.

THE FIRST PROCLAMATION AND PRESENTATION IS FOR MS. SEENA KUBY. AND WE WERE TRYING TO GET HERE HER TONIGHT.

AND SHE IS 90 YEARS YOUNG AND WAS NOT ABLE I WAS NOT ABLE TO FINISH WITH HER ON THE TECHNOLOGY. BUT I'M GOING TO READ THIS INTO THE RECORD PLEASE.

WHEREAS MS. SEENA KUBY IS CELEBRATING HER 90TH BIRTHDAY ON SEPTEMBER NINE TWENTY TWENTY AND WHEREAS SEENA KUBY WAS BORN IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK AND MOVED TO MIAMI BEACH IN 1953.

AND WHEREAS MS. KUBY WORKED FOR THE HOTEL INDUSTRY FOR 30 YEARS AND RETIRED TO TAMARAC IN NINETEEN EIGHTY THREE AND WHEREAS SEENA KUBY VOLUNTEERED FOR THE SPRING TREE NURSING HOME FOR THREE YEARS, AND THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOR 10 YEARS.

SHE ALSO VOLUNTEERED FOR THE ST.

JOSEPH HOSPITAL AS A CASHIER AS WE ALL KNOW HER, HAS BEEN A VOLUNTEER FOR THE CITY OF TAMARAC FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS.

AND WHEREAS CITY OF TAMARAC RESIDENTS GET TO EXPERIENCE SEENA'S WONDERFUL PERSONALITY THROUGH TIME, HELPING WITH EVENTS AND WITH THE TRANSPORTATION DIVISION, WHEREAS SEENA CALLS VOLUNTEERS AND PASSENGERS TO CHECK ON THEM AND TO ENSURE THEY'RE DOING WELL.

SHE ALSO SENT OUT BIRTHDAY CARDS TO ALL THE CITY VOLUNTEERS.

AND WHEREAS SEENA IS KNOWN FOR BEING VERY KIND AND GENEROUS.

AND AS A PERSON WHO LOVES TO GIVE TO OTHERS SEENA IS AN EXCELLENT BAKER WHO MAKES DELICIOUS CARE PACKAGES FOR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS.

NOW, THEREFORE, I'M MICHELLE J.

GOMEZ, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA.

ON BEHALF OF THIS COMMISSION, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM SEPTEMBER NINE 2020 AS SEENA KUBY DAY IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC AND CONGRATULATE SEENA ON THIS VERY AUSPICIOUS CELEBRATION OF HER 90TH BIRTHDAY, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO CELEBRATING WITH HER AGAIN NEXT YEAR.

SEENA AND FAMILY. THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR US.

[2.b. Proclamation - Big Brothers Big Sisters Month]

OUR NEXT PROCLAMATION IS GOING TO BE RECEIVED BY MR. CHAD VAN HORN, WHO I BELIEVE I SEE ON THE LINE.

YES GOOD EVENING THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING.

THIS PROCLAMATION WAS REQUESTED BY MYSELF, WHEREAS BIG BROTHERS, BIG SISTERS OF BROWARD COUNTY BBBS ENABLED LIFE CHANGING MENTORING RELATIONSHIPS TO IGNITE THE POWER AND PROMISE OF YOUTH IN OUR COMMUNITY.

AND WHEREAS INVESTING IN YOUNG PEOPLE'S FUTURES PAYS OFF WITH SOCIAL RETURN AND INVESTMENT OF EIGHTEEN DOLLARS TO ONE THROUGH IMPROVED ECONOMIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL OUTCOMES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WITH MENTORS.

AND WHEREAS BY CHANGING THE COURSE OF YOUNG LIVES WE SHAPE OUR COMMUNITY, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC FUTURE. AND WHEREAS BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF BROWARD COUNTY HAS CREATED MORE THAN FIFTEEN HUNDRED MENTORING MATCHES EACH YEAR BY PARTNERING WITH PARENTS OR GUARDIANS, VOLUNTEERS AND OTHERS IN THE COMMUNITY TO HELP GREATER CONFIDENCE, BETTER RELATIONSHIPS, AVOIDANCE OF RISKY BEHAVIOR AND EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS. AND WHEREAS BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF BROWARD RECRUIT ENOUGH VOLUNTEERS TO MATCH EVERY YOUNG PERSON ON THEIR WAIT LIST AS PART OF BROWARD, BIGGER, BETTER, STRONGER INITIATIVE.

NOW, THEREFORE, I MICHELLE J.

GOMEZ MAYOR OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC ON BEHALF OF THIS COMMISSION, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM SEPTEMBER 2020 AS BIG BROTHERS, BIG SISTERS MONTH IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC AND URGE EVERYONE IN TAMARAC TO ASSIST IN THE

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SO, MR. VAN HORN, WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY SOMETHING? YES. VERY BRIEFLY, AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD AND ON BEHALF OF BIG BROTHERS, BIG SISTERS OF BROWARD COUNTY, THANK YOU FOR THE CITY COMMISSION OF TAMARAC FOR THIS PROCLAMATION WITH APPROXIMATELY 730 CHILDREN ON OUR WAIT LIST, WE WELCOME ALL THE GREAT RESIDENTS OF TAMARAC TO GET INVOLVED AND BECOME A MENTOR.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THIS TIME AND PROCLAMATION.

YOU'RE WELCOME. AND THANK YOU AGAIN.

IT'S A GREAT ORGANIZATION.

IF I MAY AT THIS TIME, I'M JUST GOING TO TAKE A MOMENT TO SAY THAT COMMISSIONER GELIN HAS JOINED THE

[2.c. Proclamation - Childhood Cancer Awareness Month]

SO MOVING ALONG NOW TO OUR NEXT PROCLAMATION, ALSO REQUESTED BY MYSELF.

AND AND I APOLOGIZE FOR ALWAYS.

SO THIS I'M SORRY.

JUST ADD TO DO SOME MUTES.

WHEREAS EVERY YEAR MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS BELOW 20 ARE DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER, MANY MORE REMAIN UNDIAGNOSED AND UNREPORTED AS 80 PERCENT OF THESE CHILDREN ARE FROM LOW AND MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES WHERE HEALTH SYSTEMS ARE WEAK, HEALTH SERVICES ARE OFTEN INACCESSIBLE AND UNAFFORDABLE, AND ESSENTIAL MEDICINES ARE EITHER NOT AVAILABLE OR TOO EXPENSIVE.

UNFORTUNATELY, CANCER IS A GROWING UNRECOGNIZED MENACE IN THE LIVES OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS. AND WHEREAS WE BELIEVE THAT EVERY CHILD AND ADOLESCENT WITH CANCER MUST GET ACCESS TO QUALITY CANCER CARE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WE ALL NEED TO BE COMMITTED TO ENSURING THAT CHILDHOOD CANCER BECOMES A CHILD'S HEALTH PRIORITY AND THAT CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS WITH CANCER RECEIVE THE TREATMENT AND CARE THEY NEED.

AND WHEREAS EVERY CHILD AND ADOLESCENT WITH CANCER, REGARDLESS OF FINANCIAL OR SOCIAL CLASS, RACE OR NATIVE ORIGIN, DESERVES ACCESS TO THE BEST POSSIBLE TREATMENT AND MEDICAL CARE.

PARENTS OF CHILDREN INFORMED DECISIONS ABOUT THEIR CHILD'S TREATMENT.

AND WHEREAS CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS WITH CANCER AND THEIR FAMILIES SHOULD NOT GO THROUGH THIS JOURNEY ALONE. THEY NEED SUPPORT, ASSISTANCE AND CARING FOR EVERYONE AS WE ALL WORK TOGETHER TO FIND A CURE.

AND WHEREAS RAISING AWARENESS WITH BETTER TREATMENT IS CRUCIAL TO ENSURE THAT ALL CHILDREN WITH CANCER, LIVE HEALTHY, LONG LIVES.

NOW, THEREFORE, I MICHELLE GOMEZ MAYOR OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC ON BEHALF OF THE COMMISSION, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM SEPTEMBER 2020 AS AND ENCOURAGE EVERYONE IN TAMARAC TO ASSIST IN ACCOMPLISHING THESE GOALS.

AND I WILL ASK FOR FORGIVENESS.

SOME PEOPLE MAY OR MAY NOT REALIZE OR KNOW THAT MY BROTHER DIED OF CANCER.

HE WAS DIAGNOSED AT 11 AND HE DIED AT 13.

AND WHILE IT WAS MANY YEARS AGO, UNFORTUNATELY, TONIGHT READING THIS TONIGHT KIND OF BROUGHT IT BACK. SO PLEASE FORGIVE ME.

IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU WRITING THE FLOOR IS YOURS. UNMUTE YOURSELF PLEASE.

THANK YOU. I'M SORRY.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

LAST YEAR, WE WERE THERE TO CELEBRATE WITH LITTLE TOMMY, WHO TOOK ONE OF THE COMMISSIONER'S SEATS, MIKE'S SEAT, AND DAZZLED US ALL WITH HIS WONDERFUL WIT AND HUMOR.

UNFORTUNATELY, HIS CANCER CAME BACK.

HE'S UP AT SLOAN KETTERING RIGHT NOW DOING PROTON TREATMENT.

AND TOMMY, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN SEE THAT PICTURE BUT TOMMY'S BIRTHDAY IS THE TWENTY NINTH OF SEPTEMBER THIS MONTH.

AND. YOU'RE PHONE IS RINGING.

I'M SORRY ABOUT THAT.

HE IS JUST SO AMAZING, HE'S BEEN FOR FOUR YEARS, JUST HE'S ONE OF YOUR RESIDENTS AND HE'S SUFFERING AND GOING THROUGH TREATMENTS FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS, BUT WHEN YOU MEET HIM, HE'S JUST SO POSITIVE.

AND ALL WE CAN SAY IS THANK YOU FOR THE PROCLAMATION AND PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD THAT CHILDHOOD CANCER KILLS MORE CHILDREN THAN THE NEXT FOUR DISEASES COMBINED.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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AND WE ALSO WISH HIM A HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY.

THANK YOU.

WE WILL NOW MOVE ONTO OUR NEXT PROCLAMATION.

[2.d. Proclamation - Suicide Prevention Month and Dr. Delvina Thomas of DRT Behavioral Services]

SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH, DR.

DELVINA THOMAS, I BELIEVE, IS ON THE CALL, AND SO GIVE US ONE MOMENT.

THIS PROCLAMATION WAS REQUESTED BY COMMISSIONER GELIN, WHEREAS SUICIDE IS THE 10TH LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN FLORIDA, CLAIMING MORE THAN THIRTY FIVE HUNDRED LIVES IN TWENTY NINETEEN NOW, WHEREAS DR.

DELVINA THOMAS IS A TIRELESS ADVOCATE AND MENTAL HEALTH EXPERT WORKING TO END THE STIGMA OF MENTAL ILLNESS AND EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE BRAIN.

AND WHEREAS DR. THOMAS DEVELOPED THE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION D.R.T.

BRAIN MENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH FOR DISADVANTAGED INDIVIDUALS BY ENCOMPASSING AWARENESS, EDUCATION, PREVENTION AND TREATMENT MODALITIES TO IMPROVE OVERALL QUALITY OF LIFE, AND WHEREAS EVERYONE PLAYS A ROLE IN SUICIDE PREVENTION AND PROMOTING WELLNESS THAT ENCOMPASSES THE WHOLE INDIVIDUAL, INCLUDING THE MIND, BODY, SPIRIT AND COMMUNITY.

AND WHEREAS WE MUST ENCOURAGE RELATIVES, FRIENDS, COWORKERS TO RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS OF A PROBLEM AND TO GUIDE THOSE IN NEED TO APPROPRIATE SERVICES AND SUPPORT.

AND WHEREAS THE GOAL OF SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK AND RECOVERY MONTH AND DR.

DELVINA THOMAS ARE TO INSPIRE AWARENESS, REMOVE THE STIGMA OF MENTAL HEALTH, PROMOTE AND OPEN DISCUSSION AND BUILD HOPE.

NOW I THEREFORE, MICHELLE J.

GOMEZ, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, ON BEHALF OF THIS COMMISSION, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2020 AS SUICIDE PREVENTION AND RECOVERY MONTH IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC AND URGE EVERYONE IN TAMARAC TO CHAMPION SUICIDE PREVENTION AND MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVES TO FURTHER PROMOTE HEALTHY COMMUNITY.

DR. DELVINA THOMAS, ARE YOU HERE? AT THIS TIME I'M NOT SEEING DR.

THOMAS AND I BELIEVE COMMISSIONER GELIN YOU'LL WORK WITH HER TO GET THIS TO HER.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AT THIS TIME, I ALSO WANT TO PUT ON THE RECORD THAT VICE MAYOR BOLTON HAS JOINED US.

AND WE WILL MOVE OVER TO THE.

I SEE THAT SOMEONE'S HANDS IS RAISED.

GIVE ME A SECOND.

OH NO SORRY. SO WE WILL NOW MOVE ON TO THE 2020 SECOND QUARTER BEAUTIFICATION PROGRAM.

[2.e. 2020 2nd Quarter - Neighborhood Beautification Program]

THE CITY OF TAMARAC TAKES GREAT PRIDE IN ENHANCING THE VISUAL IMAGE OF OUR NEIGHBORHOODS, IMPROVING LIVABILITY AND PROMOTING COMMUNITY SPIRIT.

THIS EVENING, THE MAYOR AND COMMISSION PROUDLY PRESENT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD BEAUTIFICATION AND RECOGNITION AWARDS FOR THE SECOND QUARTER.

THIS AWARD IS GIVEN TO RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES THAT DISPLAY ARCHITECTURAL FEEL, OUTSTANDING LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGNS.

IN RECOGNITION OF YOUR PROPERTY'S CONTRIBUTION TO THE VISUAL, BEAUTY AND VIBRANCY OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE THAT I ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING SECOND QUARTER 2020 WINNERS. CITY WIDE COMMERCIAL PROPERTY IS RED RUBY CORP KFC, WHOSE PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT 7556 NW, FIFTH STREET TAMARAC, AND UNFORTUNATELY, SOMEONE COULD NOT BE HERE ON THEIR BEHALF TONIGHT TO ACCEPT THIS, BUT WE THANK THEM FOR MAKING THAT PROPERTY LOOK VERY NICE AND WELCOME THEM TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

THE NEXT ONE IS FOR DISTRICT ONE, LEONARDO AND JEANETTE VELEZ, WHOSE PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT TWO SEVEN ONE NINE NW FIFTY THIRD STREET IN TAMARAC.

MR. AND MRS. VELEZ, ARE YOU WITH US TONIGHT? I DO NOT THINK SO. OK, WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NOW GOING TO OUR NEXT FOR DISTRICT 2 ANDREA AND CYNTHIA SILVERMAN, WHOSE PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT FIVE TWO ZERO ZERO AVOCADO DRIVE IN TAMARAC, FLORIDA.

AND I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'RE HERE WITH US THIS EVENING.

I DO NOT SEE YOU. MOVING TO DISTRICT THREE.

GUSTAVO AN ANNA NUNEZ WHOSE PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT TWO ZERO FIVE ONE NW ONE ZERO EIGHT AVENUE. UNFORTUNATELY, I KNOW THAT THEY'RE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND THIS EVENING.

MOVING TO DISTRICT FOUR. JOSE IVANOVIO PORTO JUNIOR AND THALITA CRISTINA ALVES-PORTO, WHOSE PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT EIGHT ZERO ONE ONE NORTHWEST SEVENTY FOURTH TERRACE.

AND I'M NOT SEEING THEM ON THE RECORD FOR BEING ABLE TO ATTEND WITH US TONIGHT.

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WE'LL MAKE SURE THAT YOUR AWARDS GET TO AND WE CONGRATULATE ALL OF YOU FOR HAVING ONE OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE AND WELL MAINTAINED PROPERTIES IN OUR CITY.

AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR PART AND THE PART YOU PLAY IN HELPING MAKE TAMARAC THE CITY FOR YOUR LIFE.

OK, MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THE SILVERMAN'S WERE TRYING TO JOIN US AND THEY'RE SORRY THAT IT'S NOT WORKING, SO WE'RE SORRY IT WASN'T WORKING FOR THE NIGHT AS WELL.

AND WE'LL MAKE SURE THAT THEY GET THEIR AWARD.

[3.a. Vice Mayor Bolton ]

AT THIS TIME, WE'RE GOING TO GO TO OUR CITY COMMISSION REPORTS VICE MAYOR BOLTON.

GOOD EVENING, GOOD EVENING TO EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR TUNING IN ON FACEBOOK.

I DON'T THINK I'VE EVER CONGRATULATED THOSE PEOPLE WHO WATCH ON FACEBOOK EVERY TWO WEEKS.

THANK YOU FOR WATCHING THIS EVENING AND TO MY COLLEAGUES.

GOOD EVENING TO YOU. I DON'T HAVE MUCH TO REPORT THAT IS BECAUSE I'M ALWAYS ACTIVE IN MY COMMUNITY. THE RESIDENTS KNOW WHAT I'M DOING AND THEY CAN ALSO FIND INFORMATION OF THE WONDERFUL WORK THAT I'VE BEEN DOING FOR THE CITY OF TAMARAC ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE.

THAT IS FACEBOOK.COM/COMMISSIONERMARIONBOLTON.

I ALSO PRIDE MYSELF ON BEING VERY ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITIES.

I'VE BEEN GOING TO VARIOUS EVENTS, ZOOM CALLS AND THAT SORT OF STUFF.

BUT WHAT I WANT TO USE MY TIME TO DO THIS EVENING IS TAKE A MOMENT OF PRIVILEGE TO HAVE MOMENT OF SILENCE. I DON'T KNOW IF WE ALREADY DID THIS, BUT HAVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE.

SINCE FRIDAY IS 9/11 AND WE WILL NOT FORGET AS A COUNTRY WHAT HAPPENED ON 9/11 IN NEW YORK CITY. SO IF WE WOULD MADAM MAYOR IF THAT PLEASES YOU? LET US HAVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR 30 SECONDS.

THANK YOU. THAT IS WONDERFUL.

YES, PLEASE. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.

IN CLOSING, I WANT TO REMIND EVERYONE TO BE MINDFUL OF EACH OTHER, PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF EACH OTHER AND LET US ALL GET ALONG.

TAMARAC HAS ALWAYS BEEN THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.

MY PHONE NUMBER IS NINE FIVE FOUR TWO SEVEN FIVE THREE EIGHT FIVE ZERO.

GOOD TO SEE YOU GUYS. GOOD EVENING. THANK YOU VICE MAYOR.

[3.b. Commissioner Gelin ]

COMMISSIONER GELIN. GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

I'LL JUST WAIT FOR LEVENT TO QUEUE UP MY POWERPOINT.

SO JUST COVER MY ACTIVITIES FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, I ATTENDED A CANDIDATE FORUM WHERE COMMISSIONER FISHMAN AND SOME OTHER CANDIDATES WERE DISCUSSING THEIR PRIOR HISTORY IN THEIR PLATFORM GOING FORWARD.

WE TALKED ABOUT THE BAN THE BOX ORDINANCE.

A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO. I HAD A CALL WITH SENATOR BOBBY POWELL FROM PALM BEACH, WHO HAS INTRODUCED IT IN THE PAST AND WILL CONTINUE TO INTRODUCE IT AT THE STATE LEVEL.

UNFORTUNATELY, A LOT OF REPUBLICANS IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE DID NOT WANT TO PUSH THIS FORWARD. I WORKED WITH OUR PARKS AND RECREATION DIRECTOR GREG WARNER TO COLLECT A COUPLE OF BOXES FROM THE LAST FOOD DISTRIBUTION.

I COULDN'T MAKE IT THAT DAY TO DELIVER IT TO SOME NEIGHBORS WHO ARE IN NEED.

AND UNFORTUNATELY, AS MUCH AS WE TRY TO PROMOTE THE FOOD DISTRIBUTION AS INDIVIDUALS AND AS A CITY, THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT AWARE OF IT OR THEY ARE WORKING AND STILL AND CAN'T MAKE THOSE HOURS.

AND SO SO THEY MISS OUT.

ALSO ATTENDED THE VIDEO CONFERENCE WITH A GROUP CALLED THE ALLIANCE FOR SAFETY AND JUSTICE. AND YOU CAN SEE THE DESCRIPTION OF THE ORGANIZATION THERE.

THEY'RE JUST A GROUP THAT TRIES TO GET A GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT TYPICALLY VOTERS OR ACTIVE VOTERS TO BE MORE MORE ACTIVE IN VOTING NATIONWIDE.

ALSO FIELDED A FEW CALLS AND EMAILS WHICH I SENT OVER TO STAFF REGARDING RESIDENTS IN OUR CITY WHO ARE STRUGGLING AND HAVING A HARD TIME WITH RENT, WITH FOOD, WITH DIFFERENT THINGS. AND SO WE REALLY NEED TO BE AWARE OF WHAT'S GOING ON HERE IN SOUTH FLORIDA AND IN

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TAMARAC. AND THEN, OF COURSE, AND THE REASON WHY I MISSED THAT LAST FOOD DISTRIBUTION IS BECAUSE I WAS ON A CALL WITH A GROUP CALLED A SOUTH FLORIDA ANCHOR ALLIANCE, WE'RE A GROUP OF ORGANIZATIONS, PUBLIC ENTITIES, HOSPITALS, GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, ORGANIZATIONS LIKE THE CITY OF TAMARAC, WE ARE AN ANCHOR INSTITUTION FOR OUR RESPECTIVE MUNICIPALITIES AND INSTITUTIONS, AND THEY'RE GETTING TOGETHER TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY TAKE THEIR THREE POINT SEVEN BILLION DOLLARS IN PROCUREMENT SPEND AND TRYING TO HAVE A FOCUS OF DIRECTING THAT SPEND IN THE LOCAL ECONOMY.

WE'VE SEEN THAT THAT'S IMPORTANT GIVEN THIS PANDEMIC.

AND SO THAT ORGANIZATION IS MOVING FORWARD.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. I ALSO, ATTENDED A ZOOM CONFLICT ON POLICING, ON THE AGENDA, UNDERSTANDING WHAT'S THE TERM DEFUNDING THE POLICE MEANS, AND REALLY IT'S ABOUT REIMAGINING PUBLIC SAFETY AND WHAT THAT SHOULD LOOK LIKE GOING FORWARD.

NEXT SLIDE. IT'S JUST AN IMAGE OF THE SENATOR THAT I SPOKE TO, VIA ZOOM CONFERENCE.

NEXT SLIDE. SO THE ALLIANCE OF SAFETY AND JUSTICE, THAT'S JUST ONE OF THE GROUPS THAT I HAD THE CALL WITH. AND THEIR GOAL IS TO REPLACE OVER INCARCERATION WITH MORE EFFECTIVE PUBLIC POLICY SOLUTIONS THAT'S ROOTED IN CRIME PREVENTION, COMMUNITY HEALTH REHABILITATION AND SUPPORT FOR CRIME VICTIMS. SO, AS WE ALL KNOW, CRIME HAPPENS EVERYWHERE.

AND SOMETIMES WE ARREST A BAD GUY.

THEY GO TO JAIL. BUT THERE REALLY AREN'T SERVICES, ENOUGH SERVICES AVAILABLE FOR RAPE VICTIMS, FOR PEOPLE WHO HAD A FAMILY MEMBER GET SHOT AND KILLED.

WHERE IS THE THERAPY? WHERE'S THE SUPPORT SYSTEMS THAT THOSE FAMILIES NEED EVEN AFTER JUSTICE IS PREVAILING.

AND SO THAT ORGANIZATION PUSHES TO DO THAT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. AND JUST SOME NUMBERS REGARDING THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN TERMS OF THE NUMBER OF VICTIMS OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS AND HALF OF THAT WERE VICTIMS OF VIOLENT CRIME.

NEXT SLIDE. SO THERE'S JUST SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THE SOUTH FLORIDA ANCHOR ALLIANCE, IT WAS AN ARTICLE IN NEXT SLIDE. AND THESE ARE THEIR FOCUS POINTS.

SO THEIR GOAL IS TO HAVE AN INCLUSIVE ECONOMY THAT PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES, SMALL BUSINESSES AND MINORITY BUSINESSES.

SO, AS YOU KNOW, I PUSHED FOR THE TAMARAC LOCAL PREFERENCE PROGRAM, WHICH I THANK MY COLLEAGUES FOR SUPPORTING AND PASSING.

I PUSH FOR AND PASSED A SMALL BUSINESS PREFERENCE PROGRAM WHICH THIS COMMISSION APPROVED IN PASSING.

I INTEND TO INTRODUCE AN ORDINANCE FOR MINORITY BUSINESS PROGRAM, WHICH I HOPE TO HAVE SUPPORT FOR TO IMPROVE AND GET PASSED.

BUT THE ANCHOR ALLIANCE UNDERSTANDS THAT COLLECTIVELY THEY SPENT THREE POINT SEVEN BILLION DOLLARS. SO THE CALL INCLUDED MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, BROWARD COUNTY, BROWARD HILL, BROWARD COLLEGE, ALL THE ANCHOR INSTITUTIONS IN SOUTH FLORIDA.

AND THEIR GOAL TO TRY AND MAKE SURE THAT THEY SPEND LOCALLY AND WITH A DIVERSE COMMUNITY TO HELP EXPAND THE LOCAL ECONOMY AND UPLIFT THOSE WHO DON'T NORMALLY GET A FAIR SHOT.

NEXT SLIDE.

AND JUST HAVE A LINK TO THEIR WEBSITE, WHICH TALKS ABOUT THEIR FOCUS POINTS, WHICH HOPEFULLY OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TEAM CAN LOOK INTO AND LOOK INTO GETTING INVOLVED IN.

NEXT SLIDE. AND JUST WANT TO TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE FINANCIAL PAIN, SO HARVARD, NPR AND ANOTHER ORGANIZATION DID A STUDY NEXT SLIDE TO TALK ABOUT THE ECONOMIC IMPACT THAT FOLKS ARE HAVING THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

AND ALTHOUGH SOUTH FLORIDA OR FLORIDA WAS NOT INCLUDED, WE CAN EXTRAPOLATE FROM THIS DATA AND APPLY IT LOCALLY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. SO THE MAJORITY OF HOUSEHOLDS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY ARE FACING FINANCIAL PROBLEMS, WHETHER YOU'RE WHITE, BLACK OR HISPANIC.

AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOU MAKE UNDER THIRTY THOUSAND A YEAR OR OVER ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR, PEOPLE ARE FACING PROBLEMS. SO THAT'S JUST HOUSTON.

NEXT SLIDE. SAME DATA IN LOS ANGELES OVERALL.

FIFTY SIX PERCENT ARE STRUGGLING, INCLUDING NEARLY 80 PERCENT OF THOSE WHO MAKE UNDER THIRTY THOUSAND AND TWENTY FIVE PERCENT OF THOSE WHO MAKE OVER ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND.

NEXT SLIDE.

NEW YORK CITY, HALF THE POPULATION FACING FINANCIAL PROBLEMS. AND IT DOESN'T MATTER WHETHER YOU'RE WHITE, BLACK OR HISPANIC, IT'S IMPACTING EVERYONE, ALTHOUGH IT IS IMPACTING THE HISPANIC POPULATION TO A GREATER EXTENT.

NEXT SLIDE. AND GIVEN THAT OUR HISPANIC POPULATION IS GROWING IN SOUTH FLORIDA, WE CAN EXTRAPOLATE AND FIGURE THAT THAT'S PROBABLY HAPPENING HERE.

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AND THEN THESE ARE THE CATEGORIES WHERE PEOPLE HAVE THE MOST SUFFERING.

SO OVERALL, 50% ARE HAVING FINANCIAL PROBLEMS AND THEN THE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES, WHERE THEY'RE HAVING FINANCIAL PROBLEMS. SO I'M GLAD THAT WE ARE DOING SOMETHING AS A CITY IN TERMS OF PROVIDING FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THOSE THAT NEED RENTAL ASSISTANCE, UTILITY ASSISTANCE.

BUT THIS IS GOING TO BE A LONG TERM PROBLEM THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO COME UP WITH SOME KIND OF CREATIVE SOLUTION TO.

AND NEXT SLIDE. AND THERE IS AN IMPENDING HOUSING CRISIS, AND THIS IS A PROFILE OF SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED IN HOUSTON AND IT COULD HAPPEN HERE IN FLORIDA AND NATIONWIDE, SOME OF YOU MAY HAVE SEEN IT ON CNN, BUT I THOUGHT IT WAS WORTHY TO TO SHARE IT WITH THIS COMMISSION.

RODRIGUEZ IS THE TENANT AT THIS APARTMENT, BUT HE'S NOT ALONE.

20 MONTH OLD ISRAEL, HIS BROTHER, FOUR YEAR OLD FABIAN AND THEIR MOTHER ARE SOME OF THE ESTIMATED 40 MILLION AMERICANS FACING EVICTION AND THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL OF THE COVID ECONOMY.

OF DOLLARS.

THEIR STROLLER NOW CARRIES THEIR POSSESSIONS.

IT'S MAINLY THE KIDS CLOTHES BECAUSE ME AND HER JUST WEAR THE SAME CLOTHES ALMOST EVERY DAY. MAKE SURE WE GOT TOILET PAPER, AND A LITTLE BIT OF SNACKS FOR THE KIDS.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH ALL OF YOUR STUFF? THAT'S TRASH.

DON'T HAVE HELP, WE DON'T HAVE NOBODY THAT CAN COME RIGHT NOW. NOBODY. WE'VE GOT OURSELVES ME AND THE KIDS THAT'S IT. HOW DOES U.S.

LAW ENFORCEMENT FEEL ABOUT SEEING THAT FAMILY HAVE TO GO? IT'S A TOUGH SITUATION.

I'VE GOT SIX KIDS, SIX CHILDREN.

AND, YOU KNOW, WITH THE KIDS 35 YEARS IS JUST STARTING HIS DAY.

EIGHT EVICTIONS ARE ON HIS LIST.

PEOPLE BEHIND ON RENT ARE ORDERED TO LEAVE.

POSSESSIONS PULLED OUT.

WHERE ARE YOU GUYS GOING TO GO NOW? WE GET WORD THAT 200 EVICTION ORDERS HAVE COME THROUGH THE HARRIS COUNTY COURTS FOR THIS WEEK. THAT'S DOUBLE WHAT THEY NORMALLY SAW FOR AN ENTIRE MONTH BEFORE COVID.

200 ON MONDAY.

WHAT DOES THAT SAY TO YOU. THAT'S A LOT.

WHAT DOES THAT SAY TO YOU? WELL, WHAT THAT MEANS IS, IS THAT THEY'RE READY TO START HAVING PEOPLE REMOVED FROM PROPERTIES.

IT IS A BACKLOG, BUT IT'S ALSO JUST ONE PRECINCT IN ONE OF AMERICA'S HARDEST HIT CITIES IN EVICTIONS, THE JOB TAKES ITS TOLL.

I DON'T REALLY WANT TO PUT HER OUT HERE.

BUT I HAVE TO UNDER THIS JUDGE'S ORDER.

AT THIS APARTMENT THE TENANT IS AN ELDERLY WOMAN WHO CAN NO LONGER AFFORD THE RENT.

THE LANDLORDS MOVER, FRANCISCO MUNOZ, WORKS, THOUGH HE DOESN'T WANT TO PRESENTATION] MIDWAY THROUGH THE EVICTION, DEPUTY EVICT HER IN THE HOUSTON SUMMER HEAT, I'M NOT GOING TO PUT HER OUT HERE IN THIS HEAT AND WE'LL CALL SOCIAL SERVICES INSTEAD PRESENTATION] LEAVING. ONE DAY REPRIEVE WITH AN UNCERTAIN TOMORROW.

THAT'S JUST HEARTBREAKING TO SEE WHAT THESE PEOPLE.

SO, AS WE ALL KNOW, THE GOVERNOR HAS PUT A MORATORIUM ON UNTIL OCTOBER.

HOWEVER, YOU TALK TO ANY JUDGE OR ANY ATTORNEY THAT WILL TELL YOU THAT LANDLORDS HAVE ALREADY FILED THE EVICTIONS.

SO AS SOON AS THE MORATORIUM IS UP, THESE JUDGES ARE GOING TO FACE ALL THESE ORDERS AND THESE EVICTION ORDERS ARE GOING TO COME OUT.

AND SO WE AS ELECTED OFFICIALS, WE HAVE TO COME UP WITH SOLUTIONS OR WE'RE GOING TO FACE THE SAME SITUATION HERE IN SOUTH FLORIDA, IN BROWARD COUNTY AND IN TAMARAC.

SO THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT.

FORTUNATELY FOR THIS FAMILY, THIS MADE NATIONAL NEWS.

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PEOPLE CALLED IN A GO FUND ME WAS SET UP.

SO THOSE FAMILIES WAS SET UP SO THAT THOSE FAMILIES PROFILED WERE TAKING CARE OF, AT LEAST TEMPORARILY. BUT AS THEY STATED, 40 MILLION AMERICANS FACE THIS CRISIS AND IT'S GOING TO BE INCUMBENT UPON ALL OF US TO COME UP WITH A SOLUTION TO HELP THESE PEOPLE, BECAUSE IT'S NOT GOING TO BE SAFE FOR ANYONE TO BE ON THE STREETS AND IN DANGER, ESPECIALLY IN THE WINTER CITIES.

SO THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION.

SORRY TO END IT ON A ON A SAD NOTE, BUT IT IS REALITY.

SO THANKS FOR YOUR TIME. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

[3.c. Commissioner Fishman ]

COMMISSIONER FISHMAN. THANK YOU. AS THE VICE MAYOR HAS ALREADY STATED, FRIDAY IS SEPTEMBER 11TH AND 19 YEARS AGO, ON THE MORNING OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001, THE HORRIFIC ATTACKS ON THE WORLD TRADE CENTER AND THE PENTAGON SHOOK OUR COUNTRY TO ITS VERY CORE.

THE UNITED STATES WAS BROUGHT TO A STANDSTILL WHILE PEOPLE WERE RIVETED TO THE TV NEWS STATIONS, TRYING TO MAKE SENSE OF WHAT THEY WERE SEEING AS PLANES FLEW INTO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER BUILDINGS.

EACH OF US REMEMBERS WHERE WE WERE AT AND WHAT WE WERE DOING WHEN WE FOUND OUT THAT OUR COUNTRY WAS UNDER ATTACK FROM ENEMIES UNKNOWN AT THE TIME.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER AND ACKNOWLEDGE THOSE WHO DIED IN THOSE ATTACKS, THOSE WHO HAPPENED TO BE WORKING IN THE BUILDINGS THAT DAY, AND THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES TRYING TO SAVE THOSE PEOPLE IN THE BUILDINGS.

ALMOST THREE THOUSAND PEOPLE LOST THEIR LIVES AND ANOTHER TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND WERE INJURED.

OF THOSE WHO DIED THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY THREE WERE FIREFIGHTERS AND SEVENTY TWO WERE POLICE OFFICERS.

I THANK THE VICE MAYOR AND THE REST OF THE COMMISSION FOR TAKING A MOMENT OF SILENCE NOW.

BUT I WOULD REQUEST THAT YOU REMEMBER TO TAKE A MOMENT OF SILENCE AT EIGHT FORTY SIX FRIDAY MORNING TO REMEMBER THE FALLEN AND MAY WE NEVER FORGET.

THANK YOU.

[3.d. Commissioner Placko ]

THANK YOU COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO. THANK YOU, MAYOR.

IT'S TOUGH TO FOLLOW ALL THAT, I MEAN.

OK, LET ME TRY CAPTAIN CIRMINIELLO.

I HOPE YOU ARE OUT THERE LISTENING SOMEWHERE.

I WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I RECEIVED A CALL FROM A RESIDENT ABOUT A WEEK AGO, AND THEY WERE IN ONE OF OUR SMALL BUSINESSES, LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES IN MY DISTRICT.

AND GOING AROUND TO THE BUSINESSES WAS ONE OF YOUR OFFICERS.

I'M SORRY, THEY DID NOT CATCH HIS NAME, BUT OFFLINE, I CAN TELL YOU WHERE THIS WAS.

I'M SURE YOU WILL KNOW WHO IT IS.

THIS OFFICER WAS GOING AROUND TO THE SMALL BUSINESSES INTRODUCING HIMSELF AND SAYING, HELLO, I AM HERE AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW WHO I AM.

NOT ONLY WERE THE SMALL BUSINESSES IMPRESSED BY THAT, BUT THE PATRONS IN THE SMALL BUSINESSES THOUGHT IT WAS JUST WONDERFUL THAT A POLICE OFFICER HAD ACTUALLY COME IN TO SAY HELLO. SO I WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT.

AND WE CAN TALK OFFLINE.

I CAN TELL YOU EXACTLY WHERE THIS WAS, BUT IT WAS IN MY DISTRICT, SO THAT'S A GOOD THING.

I RECEIVED A NOTICE YESTERDAY FROM REPRESENTATIVE HASTINGS OFFICE AND IT WAS NOTIFYING US THAT THE LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND GRANT PROGRAM, IN THE TUNE OF FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS, HAS BEEN SENT TO THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

IT WILL BE FOR SUNSET POINT PARK AND IT WILL BE FOR OUR NATURE STUDY OBSERVATION BOARDWALK. SO THAT'S A GOOD THING.

THAT'S A REALLY, REALLY GOOD THING.

REPRESENTATIVE HASTINGS HAS LONG BEEN A SUPPORTER OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

I SENT HIM A NOTE THANKING HIM FOR ALL HIS EFFORTS, AND I KNOW ALL OF US WOULD BE INCLUDED IN THAT. SO THAT WAS A GOOD THING.

I WOULD JUST QUICKLY LIKE TO REMIND EVERYONE, WE DO HAVE ELECTION DAY COMING UP NOVEMBER 3RD. SO YOUR REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 5TH.

THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST A MAIL IN BALLOT IS OCTOBER 24TH.

YOU NEED TO CONTACT THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS.

YOU CAN GO IN PERSON.

YOU CAN DO IT BY MAIL, BY FAX, BY PHONE, EMAIL.

BUT PLEASE, IF YOU WANT TO EARLY VOTE, PLEASE GET THAT IN.

EARLY VOTING IS GOING TO BE HELD OCTOBER 19TH THROUGH NOVEMBER 1ST.

IT WILL BE AT OUR COMMUNITY CENTER ON COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD FROM 7:00 A.M.

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TO 7:00 P.M.

SO IT'S IMPORTANT THAT EVERYBODY GET OUT AND VOTE.

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD.

IT'S IMPORTANT AND ON THAT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU.

[3.e. Mayor Gomez ]

THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT, THAT REMEMBER TO BE ONE LIFE IS VERY SHORT.

I'M GOING TO JUST IT'S BEEN BUSY.

EVEN THOUGH WE'RE NOT HERE IN THE OFFICE.

IT'S BEEN BUSY.

THINGS, WITH STATE OFFICIALS AND FEDERAL OFFICIALS I'M JUST GOING TO MAKE IT REAL QUICK AND SAY THANK YOU SO VERY, VERY MUCH TO OFFICE, OUR PUBLIC SERVICES, OUR PARK AND REC, EVERYBODY WHO'S BEEN INVOLVED, ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEERS, WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS OF CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER, COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN AND THE IT DOESN'T MATTER.

WE'RE OUT THERE AND GIVING OUT FOOD AND PEOPLE ARE GRATEFUL.

I WILL SAY, THAT NOBODY EVER EXPECTED IT TO LAST AS LONG AS IT HAS AND BELIEVE WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE SURE WE GO TO THE END OF THE YEAR WITH ALL ORGANIZATIONS TO CONTINUE THIS VOLUNTEER SERVICE FOR EVERYBODY.

WHEN WE FIRST STARTED THIS, PEOPLE WOULD DRIVE THROUGH AND THEY HAD THEIR HEADS HUNG DOWN, AND NOW IT'S ACTUALLY VERY SWEET AND KIND WHEN THEY'RE COMING THROUGH ON THE LINE.

THEY KNOW THAT THIS ISN'T SOMETHING THAT THIS IS NOT TO BE DEMEANING.

IT IS A GOOD TIME.

IT'S ALSO I THINK THEY'VE MADE IT A SOCIAL OCCASION.

I KNOW THAT I GET TO SEE PEOPLE I SEE EVERY COUPLE OF DAYS WHENEVER THE DISTRIBUTION IS.

AND IT'S WONDERFUL TO SEE THAT THEY'RE DOING WELL AND THEY'RE TRYING THEY SHARE WITH US THEIR STORIES OF WHAT'S GOING ON.

AND JUST EVERYBODY KEEP POSITIVE THIS WE ARE COMING OUT OF IT.

NUMBERS ARE LOOKING GOOD AND WE'RE SURVIVING THIS AND WE WILL GET THROUGH ALL OF THIS TOGETHER. SO KEEP UP THE POSITIVE.

AND THANK YOU, EVERYBODY, FOR PARTICIPATING.

[4. CITY ATTORNEY REPORT ]

I WILL NOW BRING IT OVER TO OUR CITY ATTORNEY.

CITY ATTORNEY, YOUR REPORT PLEASE.

I DO BRIEFLY. THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COMMISSION.

GOOD EVENING. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THE OPPORTUNITY.

YOU'VE BEEN HEARING ABOUT THE CARES ACT FUNDING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE COUNTY. IF I'M NOT OTHERWISE SAID THIS BEFORE, AS YOU PROBABLY KNOW, THE COUNTY COMMISSION ON AUGUST THE TWENTY FIFTH BY A UNANIMOUS VOTE OF EIGHT TO ZERO DID SUPPORT THE DISTRIBUTION RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CITIES AND THE COUNTY TO PROVIDE FOR THE ALLOCATION OF A HUNDRED AND THREE MILLION DOLLARS TO THE CITIES.

THROUGH THE JOINT EFFORTS OF THE LEAGUE OF CITIES AND THE BCCMA OF THE CITY MANAGERS ASSOCIATION. THERE WAS AN EXHIBIT A THAT WAS PREPARED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ISSUE TO PROVIDE FOR THE BUCKETS OF MONEY IN THE DISTRIBUTION OF THOSE FUNDS TO THE CITIES.

THE VEHICLE TO GET YOU THERE IS WHAT'S CALLED IT INTO LOCAL AGREEMENT.

YOU KNOW WHAT THOSE ARE YOU'VE SIGNED, MANY OF THEM OVER YOUR TIME.

THERE'S BEEN SOME DELAY IN GETTING TO THIS COMMISSION AN ILA THAT WOULD PROVIDE FOR THE ALLOCATION AND FOR THE FUNDING FOR EACH CITY THAT THAT WOULD SEEK TO COLLECT FROM THAT ACT. WE EXPECT TO HAVE A DOCUMENT IN OUR HANDS, IF NOT BY TONIGHT, BY TOMORROW.

SO YOU CAN EXPECT ON THE NEXT COMMISSION AGENDA THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH BROWARD COUNTY TO FUND THOSE ALLOCATED AND DISTRIBUTED VENUES FOR THE PAYMENT OF CARES ACT FUNDING IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC FOR REIMBURSEMENT PURPOSES.

THE DOCUMENT IT WAS BEFORE THE COUNTY COMMISSION ON THE TWENTY FIFTH.

IT'S BEING TWEAKED BY THE COUNTY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE AND WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO BRING THAT DOCUMENT TO YOU IN THE NEAR TERM, BUT BEFORE THE END OF THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER, BECAUSE THERE ARE DEADLINES FOR THE EXPENDITURE OF THOSE FUNDS.

I KNOW THAT THE MANAGER AND DEPUTY MANAGER BEEN DEEPLY INVOLVED WITH THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE BCCMA, TRYING TO DO THE BEST THEY CAN TO STRIKE THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE COUNTY.

AND I BELIEVE WE'LL GET THERE HOPEFULLY BEFORE THE MONTH IS OUT.

THE GOVERNOR HAS BEEN RELATIVELY BUSY IN THE PAST MONTH OR SO.

IF YOU NOTICE, HE'S BEEN ACTUALLY REVIEWING BILLS THAT HAVE COME ACROSS HIS DESK, MORE SO THAN TO NOT TYPICALLY AS YOU KNOW THE GOVERNOR GETS THE BILLS AT THE END OF THE SESSION.

BUT BECAUSE OF THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC BILLS, THAT WOULD TYPICALLY HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO THE GOVERNOR IN FEBRUARY OR MARCH, MARCH OR APRIL, DEPENDING UPON WHEN THEY ARE ADOPTED, HE'S NOT HAVE THEM. NOW HE'S GETTING A SERIES OF BILLS, WILL BE UPDATING YOU ON A PERIODIC BASIS. ONE BILL THAT COMES TO MIND IS THE TOWING OF THE BILL, WHICH I KNOW COMMISSIONER FISHMAN IS FAMILIAR WITH, WHICH PROVIDES FOR SOME LIMITATIONS ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN CONNECTION WITH THE FRANCHISING AND FOR THE COLLECTION FEES FROM TOWING COMPANIES AND IMPOSES CERTAIN REGULATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS.

THAT BILL WAS ADOPTED BY THE LEGISLATURE IS NOW ON THE GOVERNOR'S DESK FOR CONSIDERATION.

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HE'S GOT FIFTEEN DAYS TO MAKE A DECISION TO EITHER APPROVE IT OR TO ALLOW IT TO BECOME LAW WITHOUT A SIGNATURE. HE DID VETO A BILL YESTERDAY, WHICH WAS THE TOBACCO PRODUCTS BILL, WHICH I KNOW COMMISSIONER FISHMAN IS ALSO COMMISSION. IT WAS SENATE BILL 810, AND WHEN THE GOVERNOR VETOES A BILL, HE HAS TO PROVIDE A VETO MESSAGE.

AND IN HIS VETO MESSAGE, WHICH WAS ISSUED BY THE GOVERNOR YESTERDAY, HE SAYS THE FOLLOWING, WHILE ORIGINALLY CONCEIVED AS A BILL TO RAISE THE LEGAL AGE TO BUY TOBACCO TO TWENTY ONE, WHICH IS SUPERFLUOUS GIVEN THAT THIS IS ALREADY MANDATED BY FEDERAL LAW.

SENATE BILL 18 EFFECTIVELY BANS TOBACCO FREE VAPING FLAVORS USED BY HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF FLORIDIANS AS A REDUCED RISK ALTERNATIVE TO CIGARETTES' WHICH ARE MORE DANGEROUS.

THIS LEGISLATION WOULD ALMOST ASSUREDLY LEAD MORE PEOPLE TO RESUME SMOKING CIGARETTES' AND IT WOULD DRIVE OTHERS TO THE HAZARDOUS BLACK MARKET.

THE LATTER CONSEQUENCE IS ESPECIALLY SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE THE MUCH PUBLICIZED CASE OF LUNG INJURY ASSOCIATED WITH VAPING IN RECENT YEARS HAD BEEN TRACED TO ILLEGAL OR BLACK MARKET VAPE CARTRIDGES CONTAINING THC, NOT THE TYPES OF LEGAL VAPING PRODUCTS THAT THIS BILL WOULD ABOLISH. THE KEY FACTORS IN THE LAST PARAGRAPH REDUCING THE USE OF ALL NICOTINE RELATED PRODUCTS, INCLUDING VAPING AMONG OUR YOUTH, IS AN IMPORTANT GOAL.

BUT THIS WILL NOT BE ACHIEVED BY ELIMINATING LEGAL PRODUCTS FOR ADULTS AND BY DEVASTATING THE SMALL BUSINESSES WHO PROVIDE ADULTS WITH REDUCED RISK ALTERNATIVES TO CIGARETTES'.

SO THE GOVERNOR VETOED THAT BILL ON THE BASIS THAT I JUST READ IN THE VETO MESSAGE.

SO THE CONSIDERATIONS THAT THIS COMMISSION HAD SOME NUMBER OF MONTHS AGO WITH AN ANTI VAPING DISCUSSION HAS NOW EVAPORATED BY THE GOVERNOR'S VETOING OF THE BILL.

WE CAN LOOK AT THIS ISSUE LEGALLY AS TO WHAT MIGHT OTHERWISE BE DONE IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

BUT LITERALLY, AS OF YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, THE GOVERNOR VETOED THIS BILL.

AND LASTLY, THE COUNTY COMMISSION WAS BUSY DURING THE SUMMER.

AND ON SEPTEMBER THE 1ST, THEY ADOPTED A REVISION TO THE BROWARD COUNTY ETHICS CODE.

WE PROVIDED YOU WITH A MEMO WITH REGARD TO THE SUBJECT, PARTICULARLY WITH REGARD TO THE ACTIONS OF PUBLIC OFFICIALS WHO ASSIST OR ACTIVITIES OF OTHER CANDIDATES FOR PUBLIC OFFICE.

WE PROVIDED YOU WITH A MEMO ON SEPTEMBER THE 2ND.

THE AMENDMENT IS ACTUALLY ADOPTED ON SEPTEMBER THE 1ST, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, AS A MATTER OF FACT. AND IT'S CONSISTENT WITH THE LEGAL ADVICE WE'VE BEEN GIVING YOU SINCE THE ETHICS CODE WAS ADOPTED, WHICH IS THE DISCLOSURE OBLIGATION, IF YOU'RE RAISING MONEY FOR ANOTHER CANDIDATE, THERE IS A FORM TO BE FILLED OUT.

IT CAN BE UTILIZED AS A PREMISE TO, IN FACT, ENGAGE IN THOSE ACTIVITIES.

SIMPLY HAVING YOUR NAME BE USED IN AN ENDORSEMENT ACTIVITY IS NOT NECESSARILY A NEED TO DISCLOSE. BUT IF YOU'RE ON A COMMITTEE AND YOU'RE ACTIVELY RAISING FUNDS FOR A CANDIDATE, THE REVISION ACTUALLY DOES SPECIFICALLY REQUIRE THE OBLIGATION OF DISCLOSURE.

SUCH DISCLOSURE SHALL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL THE CONCLUSION OF THE GENERAL ELECTION OR FOR TWO YEARS, WHICHEVER IS SHORTER.

ELECTED OFFICIALS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO UPDATE THE DISCLOSURE DURING THIS PARTICULAR TIME PERIOD. WE PROVIDE THAT MEMO TO YOU.

IT'S WORTH LOOKING AT WHEN YOU GET A CHANCE, PARTICULARLY DURING THIS ELECTION SEASON, AS WELL AS THE GOVERNOR BEGINS TO VETO MORE BILLS OR IT LOOKS AT MORE VISIBLE UPDATES AT THE NEXT COMMISSION MEETING. BUT I WOULD SUGGEST THAT THERE'S SOME ACTIVITY AND ACTION GOING ON IN TALLAHASSEE NOW, PARTICULARLY AS THE THE GOVERNOR'S BEEN LOOKING AT THE LEGISLATION THAT'S COME ACROSS HIS DESK.

I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT ANY MATTER THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO YOU.

ONE FINAL ITEM, WHICH I MENTIONED DURING THE OPENING STATEMENT ON CMT GUIDELINES, THE VIRTUAL QUORUM VIRTUAL MEETING CONCEPT TECHNICALLY ENDS AT 12:01 ON OCTOBER THE 1ST.

IT IS NOW SEPTEMBER THE 9TH.

WE DO NOT KNOW WHETHER OR NOT THE GOVERNOR WILL EXTEND 20-69 OR WILL KEEP IT IN PLACE.

AT THE MOMENT, WITH THE STATE HEADING INTO A DIFFERENT PHASE OF THE PANDEMIC, IT'S LIKELY AND IT'S VERY POSSIBLE THE GOVERNOR MAY NOT EXTEND THE VIRTUAL MEETING CONCEPT.

AS WE LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GOVERNOR'S ACTIONS, WE'LL CERTAINLY ADVISE YOU.

AT THE PRESENT TIME, AT LEAST THROUGH OCTOBER, THE FIRST VIRTUAL MEETINGS WILL CONTINUE.

AND FOR MILLAGE AND BUDGET PURPOSES, THE GOVERNOR'S EXTENSION INCLUDES MILLAGE AND BUDGET HEARINGS THROUGH OCTOBER 15TH.

AND THAT BEING SAID, I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THOSE PENDING ISSUES OR MATTERS ABOUT WHICH THE COMMISSION HAS HAD AN ONGOING INTEREST IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT THEM. I'M HAPPY TO RESPOND TO QUESTIONS IF YOU HAVE ANY THIS EVENING OTHER THAN THAT, I THANK YOU FOR THE TIME AND ATTENTION.

AS ALWAYS, A PLEASURE TO BE WITH YOU.

WHETHER IT BE VIRTUALLY OR OTHERWISE.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, CITY ATTORNEY.

I AM NOT SEEING ANYBODY WISHING TO SPEAK OR ASKING QUESTIONS ON THIS MATTER OR ANYTHING

[5.a. Investment Report - June 2020]

THAT YOU BROUGHT UP. SO THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR. WE HAVE A NUMBER OF ITEMS TO REPORT ON THIS EVENING, THE FIRST IS THAT IN SUPPORT OF OUR SMALL BUSINESSES DURING THIS ONGOING ECONOMIC CRISIS, OUR ECONOMIC

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DEVELOPMENT OFFICE, ALONG WITH THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, HAS BEEN OUT IN THE COMMUNITY PROMOTING LOCAL BUSINESSES AND IN PARTICULAR PROMOTING OUR SMALL BUSINESSES AS A PART OF OUR TAMARAC TOGETHER, SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES CAMPAIGN.

NOT TO BE OUTDONE BY COMMISSIONER GELIN, BUT WE DO HAVE SOME VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS OF THESE EFFORTS THAT WE'D LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU THIS EVENING.

SO IF I COULD ASK LEVENT TO PLEASE CUE UP THE VIDEO.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU, LEVENT.

AS EVERYONE IS AWARE, OUR TAMARAC, NORTH LAUDERDALE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS AND LIKE ANY ADVOCACY GROUP OR SMALL BUSINESS THEY ARE STRUGGLING THEMSELVES RIGHT NOW.

AND WE'VE TRIED TO WORK CLOSELY WITH THEM THROUGH THIS CRISIS TO HELP THEM REMAIN RELEVANT WITH THEIR MEMBERS AND TO CONTINUE TO SERVE OUR BUSINESS COMMUNITY.

AND SO I WANT TO THANK THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOR EVERYTHING THAT THEY'VE BEEN DOING TO CONTRIBUTE TO TRYING TO ASSIST OUR SMALL BUSINESSES.

AND WE APPRECIATE THEIR EFFORTS GREATLY.

THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT WANTS YOU TO KNOW THAT TAMARAC WAS RECENTLY RECOGNIZED BY THE FLORIDA HOUSING COALITION AND THE STATE HOUSING INITIATIVE PARTNERSHIP THAT IS SHIP PROGRAM AS A MODEL CITY FOR LEVERAGING SHIP FUNDS IN SUPPORT OF DEVELOPING AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR FLORIDA'S MOST VULNERABLE RESIDENTS.

THE HOUSING DIVISION WANTED TO SHARE ONE OF THEIR MANY SUCCESSES AND SHOW HOW SHIP FUNDING TRANSFORMS LIVES.

AGAIN. NOT TO TRY TO OUTDO COMMISSIONER GELIN, BUT WE DO HAVE VIDEO.

THE VIDEO IS OF THE TRANSFORMATION OF JAMES ROBERTS RESIDENCE INTO A BARRIER FREE HOME.

IT WAS SUBMITTED TO THE FLORIDA HOUSING COALITION AS A SUCCESS STORY.

MR. ROBERTS WAS THE STAR AND THE MAYOR AND THE VICE MAYOR WERE THE BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR.

MR. ROBERTS IS WHEELCHAIR BOUND.

IT IS DIFFICULT FOR HIM TO MOVE AROUND IN HIS HOME.

IN MR. ROBERTS OWN WORDS.

I AM NOW LIVING IN MY HOME INSTEAD OF JUST EXISTING IN IT.

THE VIDEO WAS FEATURED AT THE COALITION'S ANNUAL STATE WIDE AFFORDABLE HOUSING VIRTUAL CONFERENCE. SO KUDOS TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT HOUSING DIVISION FOR THEIR HARD WORK AND SERVING OUR MOST VULNERABLE RESIDENTS.

ALSO, THANK YOU TO THE MAYOR AND VICE MAYOR FOR AGREEING TO STAR IN OUR VIDEO WITH MR. ROBERTS. SO LEVENT CAN WE SEE THAT VIDEO, PLEASE.

WELCOME TO TAMARAC, THE CITY FOR YOUR LIFE SHIP AND CDBG FUNDS HELP US COMPLETE LIFE SAVING PROJECTS FOR THE PEOPLE WE SERVE AND CAN PROMOTE INDEPENDENCE FOR THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.

FOR HOMEOWNER JAMES ROBERTS THESE FUNDS HELPED MAKE HIS HOME BARRIER FREE.

AND WHILE ALL OF OUR PROJECTS ARE SUCCESS STORIES, THIS ONE IS MOST IMPACTFUL.

JAMES HAS BEEN A TAMARAC RESIDENT FOR THREE AND A HALF YEARS.

HE'S A STUDENT AT FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY, MAJORING IN SOCIAL WORK WITH A THREE POINT NINE GPA.

THE SHORT TERM HIS GOAL IS TO EARN A MASTER'S IN SOCIAL WORK.

HE SEES HIS FUTURE IN VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.

WE CAN GIVE YOU THE MORE HI, MY NAME IS JAMES.

I LIVE IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC, AND I WANT TO WELCOME YOU TO MY HOME.

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AS YOU CAN SEE, THE DOOR BEHIND ME JUST CLOSES AUTOMATICALLY AND I CAN EASILY MANEUVER NOW TO TURN AROUND TO GET TO MY KITCHEN.

SO BEFORE I COULDN'T USE ANYTHING IN MY KITCHEN AND NOW I CAN JUST OPEN THIS UP AND PULL THIS DOWN AND SEND IT RIGHT BACK.

SO AS YOU CAN SEE HERE, I'VE GOT MY KNOBS IN THE FRONT.

I CAN EASILY REACH ALL OF THEM.

AND WHAT'S COOL ABOUT THIS STOVE IS ACTUALLY INDUCTION.

SO IF THE BURNERS ARE ON, I CAN ACTUALLY PUT MY HAND DOWN ON HERE AND IT DOESN'T BURN ME UNLESS I HAVE A POT THERE.

NOW, I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU GUYS THE BATHROOM.

AND YOU CAN SEE I CAN EASILY ROLL UNDERNEATH MY SINK.

NO PROBLEM THERE. HAVE PLENTY OF CLEARANCE.

TURN ON THE WATER. WASH MY HANDS.

WASH MY FACE.

SO IF I BACK UP HERE, I CAN EASILY GET INTO MY SHOWER AND WHEN I WANT TO LEAVE, I DO A QUICK TURN. PLENTY OF SPACE AND MY TURNING RADIUS AND I DON'T HIT ANYTHING ON THE WAY OUT.

SO BEFORE I COULDN'T GET INTO MY CLOSET AT ALL AND NOW I CAN JUST COME OVER THIS WAY AND ROLL RIGHT IN. I'VE GOT TWO SHELVES HERE.

I CAN ACTUALLY HANG CLOTHES THERE AS WELL AND THEY DON'T HIT THE FLOOR.

AND IT'S A LOT BETTER FOR ME.

FOR MOST PEOPLE, A REMOTE CONTROL FAN IS A MATTER OF CONVENIENCE.

BUT FOR SOMEONE LIKE ME, IT'S ESSENTIAL.

I JUST REALLY WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO THE CITY OF TAMARAC AND THE SHIP PROGRAM, BECAUSE FINDING ACCESSIBLE HOUSING IS REALLY DIFFICULT, ESPECIALLY FOR PEOPLE OF LIMITED INCOME.

AND YOU ALWAYS FIND SOMETHING THAT IS A MATTER OF UTILITY AND IT'S NEVER REALLY PERFECT.

BUT WHEN SOMETHING LIKE THIS COMES IN AND MAKES THINGS A LITTLE BIT MORE EASIER AND ACCESSIBLE FOR YOU, THINGS CAN BE CLOSER TO PERFECT THAN IT'S EVER REALLY BEEN.

SO NOW, BECAUSE OF THE SHIP PROGRAM AND THE CITY OF TAMARAC, I HAVE THE ABILITY TO ACTUALLY LIVE HERE INSTEAD OF JUST EXIST HERE.

AND IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT THINGS LIKE THIS ARE FUNDED AND THAT THEY GET ALL THE MONEY THAT THEY NEED BECAUSE THERE IS A UNMET SET OF PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT REALLY RELY ON THIS KIND OF PROGRAM TO ENJOY THEIR LIFE TO THE FULLEST.

THESE FUNDS BRING LIFE CHANGING BENEFITS TO QUALIFIED HOUSEHOLDS.

THAT'S WHY WE NEED FULL AND CONTINUOUS FUNDING TO HELP US HELP THE PEOPLE WE SERVE.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU LEVENT SO MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS, WE WERE ALWAYS ASKING YOU TO ACCEPT CDBG FUNDS AND WE'RE ASKING YOU TO ACCEPT SHIP FUNDS AND WE'RE ASKING YOU TO APPROVE CERTAIN THINGS FOR CERTAIN PROGRAMS. AND I KNOW THAT MAXINE AND CAROLYN IN PARTICULAR REALLY WANTED YOU TO SEE THE BENEFIT THAT THE RESIDENTS RECEIVE FROM THE MONEYS THAT COME TO US FROM THE STATE AND AND BENEFIT FROM THE ACTIONS THAT YOU TAKE AS THE ELECTED BODY AUTHORIZING THESE PROGRAMS AND ALLOWING THESE THINGS TO BE SPENT THE WAY THAT THEY ARE.

SO THANK YOU FOR THAT.

AND COMMISSIONER GELIN, THAT IS MY LAST VIDEO FOR THE EVENING.

ALL RIGHT. JUST A COUPLE MORE THINGS AND I'LL WRAP UP MY REPORT.

PUBLIC SERVICES WANTS EVERYBODY TO KNOW THAT WE'LL TEMPORARILY RETURN TO FREE CHLORINATION IN THE DRINKING WATER SYSTEM FROM TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 2020 THROUGH TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2020.

THIS IS PART OF OUR WATER THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT WOULD LIKE EVERYONE TO KNOW THAT EVEN THOUGH THEY'VE BEEN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE LAST SIX MONTHS, THEY HAVE EXCEEDED THEIR PROJECTED REVENUE FOR TWENTY TWENTY. THEY HAVE EXCEEDED THE NUMBER OF PERMITS THAT THEY ISSUED IN TWENTY NINETEEN, BUT A YEAR IN 2020.

SO IN SPITE OF THE COVID CRISIS, OUR BUILDING DEPARTMENT IS STILL CRANKING OUT PERMITS AND THINGS ARE STILL HAPPENING IN TAMARAC.

ALSO TONIGHT, ON YOUR CONSENT AGENDA.

WE HAVE CONFIRMATION OF THE APPOINTMENT OF GEORGE OFFICIAL. WANT TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WELCOME GEORGE TO OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM.

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ALTHOUGH HE'S WORKED FOR THE CITY FOR THE LAST SIX YEARS, HE'S NOW GOING TO BECOME A DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR WITH ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES.

AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO GEORGE LEADING THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT AND TAKING THE OPPORTUNITY TO RAISE THE BAR EVEN HIGHER OVER THERE.

PARKS AND RECREATION HAS A FEW ANNOUNCEMENTS OF FLORIDA FESTIVALS AND EVENTS ASSOCIATION RECENTLY ANNOUNCED THE WINNERS OF ITS ANNUAL SUNSATIONAL AWARDS DURING THEIR ANNUAL CONVENTION AND TRADE SHOW.

THE PROGRAM RECOGNIZES MEMBERS INNOVATIONS INDIVIDUALLY AND CREATIVE COLLABORATION.

THE CITY RECEIVED THIRD PLACE FOR THE MARKETING FLIER POSTER CATEGORY FOR THE ONE TAMARAC MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL AND THIRD PLACE FOR THE EVENT T SHIRT CATEGORY FOR THE TAMARAC TURKEY TROT FIVE K.

NOMINATIONS WERE JUDGED BY BLUE RIBBON PANEL REPRESENTING MEDIA OUTLETS, PAINTING COMPANIES, WEBSITE DESIGNERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, PROFESSIONAL PROMOTIONAL MARKETING PEOPLE AND SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERTS.

FFEA IS A NOT FOR PROFIT ASSOCIATION DEDICATED TO SUPPORTING AND PROMOTING MORE THAN FORTY FIVE HUNDRED FESTIVALS EVENTS AND FAIRS THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF FLORIDA THROUGH EDUCATION, NETWORKING AND THE DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION AND THE CULTIVATION OF HIGH STANDARDS. SO CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PARKS AND REC STAFF FOR A JOB WELL DONE.

PARKS AND REC WOULD ALSO LIKE EVERYONE TO KNOW THAT EVERYONE IS INVITED TO REGISTER YOUR KIDS TO LEARN COOKING BASICS ON LINE, THE CLASS WILL BE HELD ON ZOOM ON SEPTEMBER 8TH AND SEPTEMBER TWENTY SECOND FROM FIVE PM TO SEVEN PM.

THE FEE IS 20 DOLLARS AND IS FOR AGES 7 TO 12.

FINALLY. THE TAMARAC PARKS AND RECREATION SENIOR PROGRAM CONTINUES TO OFFER 19 CLASSES ONLINE WITH OUR INSTRUCTORS VIA ZOOM WHILE OUR FACILITIES ARE CLOSED.

WE HAVE RECEIVED GREAT FEEDBACK AND HAVE ADDED TWO ADDITIONAL CLASSES TO KEEP OUR SENIORS ACTIVE. ALSO, THE NEXT FOOD DISTRIBUTION WILL BE HELD AT THE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH, FROM 9 TO 11 A.M..

AND FINALLY, JACK STRAIN WOULD LIKE TO CLARIFY THAT THE CHLORINATION IS FOR ALL OF TAMARAC, WEST OF STATE ROUTE SEVEN STATE ROAD 441.

SO EVERYTHING WEST OF FOUR FORTY ONE WILL RECEIVE THE FREE CHLORINATION.

I THINK AS EVERYONE IS AWARE FROM THE ONGOING DISCUSSIONS, WE'VE HAD EVERYTHING EAST OF 441 IS THE WATER IS SUPPLIED BY THE FORT LAUDERDALE WATER SYSTEM.

THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT THIS EVENING.

MADAM MAYOR. THANK YOU, COMMISSIONERS, FOR YOUR ATTENTION.

THANK YOU. AND THANK YOU FOR THE VIDEOS.

AND THANK YOU, EVERYBODY, FOR ALL THE HARD WORK THAT YOU DO.

WE'RE NOW GOING TO MOVE TO PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

[6. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ]

I WILL READ THIS INTO THE RECORD.

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 HAVE PUBLIC HEARINGS.

THERE WILL BE A THIRTY 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 CITYCLERK@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 SECOND.

SHALL BE MADE PART OF THE PUBLIC RECORD, PUBLIC COMMENTS MAY BE ALSO SUBMITTED ONLINE DURING THE MEETING THROUGH FACEBOOK LIVE 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.

SO AT THIS TIME LET'S SEE IF THERE'S ANYBODY WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS.

AND I DO HAVE ONE PUBLIC COMMENT, CITY CLERK PLEASE READ INTO THE RECORD.

THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING, MAYOR AND COMMISSION.

I HAVE ONE COMMENT FOR YOU THIS EVENING.

IT'S FROM WARREN GREEN VIA EMAIL.

IT SAYS, LAST DECEMBER AN OUTSIDE COUNSEL HIRED BY THE CITY TO INVESTIGATE DISTRICT ONE COMMISSIONER MARLON BOLTON, FOR, AMONG OTHER THINGS, CREATING A HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT FOR EMPLOYEES, ISSUED HIS REPORT.

IN IT, HE CLEARLY STATED THAT EACH OF THE COMPLAINTS HAD MERIT AND THAT BOLTON HAD

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VIOLATED CITY CODES.

THE INVESTIGATOR ALSO FOUND THAT BOLTON'S EXPLANATIONS IN RESPONSE TO THE ALLEGATIONS WERE WANTING AND SELF-SERVING AND WITHOUT MERIT.

RATHER THAN APOLOGIZE OR EVEN ACKNOWLEDGE HIS ACTIONS, BOLTON, AIDED BY COMMISSIONER GELIN, SPENT THEIR TIME ASSAILING THE QUALIFICATIONS AND CHARACTER OF THE INVESTIGATOR.

AT A SUBSEQUENT MEETING, BOLTON AGAIN REFUSED TO ADDRESS HIS ACTIONS AND INSTEAD WHINED ABOUT THE WAY HE WAS TREATED BY A FORMER MAYOR.

THE PEOPLE AND EMPLOYEES OF TAMARAC DESERVE BETTER FROM THEIR ELECTED OFFICIALS.

WHAT CAN BE DONE TO ENSURE THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN AGAIN? AND THAT IS ALL I HAVE THIS EVENING AND THERE ARE NO PHONE CALLS AT THIS TIME, MADAM MAYOR. EXCELLENT, THANK YOU.

AND PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

WE WILL NOW MOVE THIS TO OUR CONSENT AGENDA.

[7. CONSENT AGENDA ]

AND I'M GOING TO ASK OUR CITY MANAGER IF HE HAS ANY ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS.

THERE ARE NO ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS, THIS EVENING MADAM MAYOR.

I AM GOING TO ASK FOR A MOTION AND A SECOND, PLEASE.

SO MOVED. MADAM CHAIR, COMMISSIONER GELIN'S HAND IS RAISED.

SORRY. I WAS WAITING FOR A SECOND, DID I GET A SECOND? SECOND. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AT THIS TIME, COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YEAH, I JUST WANTED TO MAKE A COMMENT REGARDING ITEM F, WHICH IS AMENDING THE CHARITABLE ENTITIES AS MAYOR GOMEZ ELOQUENTLY STATED EARLIER, FEEDING SOUTH FLORIDA HAS PLAYED AN INTEGRAL ROLE IN TRULY FEEDING SOUTH FLORIDA.

SO I WANTED TO ADD THAT AS ONE OF THE CHARITABLE ENTITIES THAT WE SUPPORT.

PRIOR TO THE CURRENT CEO WHO WAS BEING PROFILED AND ONE OF THE MOST RECENT SOFTWARE BUSINESS JOURNALS, A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER, THE ORGANIZATION WAS IN THE RED AND IN DANGER OF GOING AWAY. HE TURNED IT AROUND AND GIVEN THE FACT THAT THEY'VE DONE SO MUCH FOR THE SOUTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY IN A CRITICAL TIME DURING THIS PANDEMIC, I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THEY WERE ADDED TO THE LIST AND DONATE A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS THAT WE RECEIVE TO FEEDING SOUTH FLORIDA BASED ON ALL THE WORK THAT THEY'VE DONE.

SO THANKS FOR ALLOWING ME TO COMMENT ON THAT, MAYOR GOMEZ.

EXCELLENT. THANK YOU. AND IF THERE'S NOTHING ELSE, THEN I WILL ASK THE CITY CLERK TO CALL THE ROLL PLEASE. THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO. YES.

VICE MAYOR BOLTON. YES.

COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YES.

COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

YES. AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

YES.

THANK YOU. THE CONSENT AGENDA PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

THANK YOU. WE WILL NOW MOVE TO 8A TR13496 OUR REGULAR AGENDA COLONY WEST PROJECT

[8.a. TR13496 - Colony West Project Reallocation ]

REALLOCATION. CITY ATTORNEY, WILL YOU PLEASE READ THE TITLE IN FOR THE RECORD.

MY PLEASURE, MAYOR AND COMMISSION.

THANK YOU. TEMPORARY RESOLUTION NUMBER ONE THREE FOUR NINE SIX IS A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION ON THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA, ACCEPTING AND AUTHORIZING THE APPROPRIATE CITY OFFICIALS TO EXECUTE A REVISION TO THE COLONY WEST CLUBHOUSE AND CART BARN BUDGET REALLOCATING FUNDS TO THE CONSTRUCTION LINE ITEM TO NINE MILLION FIVE TWELVE ZERO SIXTY NINE DOLLARS WITHOUT INCREASING THE OVERALL PROJECT BUDGET OF ELEVEN MILLION ONE TWENTY EIGHT TWO EIGHTY ONE DOLLARS.

AUTHORIZING THE APPROPRIATE CITY OFFICIALS TO TAKE THE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO EFFECTUATE THIS RESOLUTION, PROVIDING FOR THE CONFLICT, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

ON THE FLOOR NOW IS A TEMPORARY RESOLUTION, ONE THREE FOUR NINE SIX AS A MATTER OF RECORD.

THANK YOU MAYOR AND COMMISSION.

THANK YOU I'LL TAKE A MOTION AND SECOND. SO MOVED. SECOND.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I WILL NOW OPEN THIS MATTER UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS.

PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW OPEN.

ARE THERE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS CITY CLERK? MADAM MAYOR HAD NO COMMENTS ON THIS ITEM.

EXCELLENT PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

I HAVE NOT SEEN HANDS RAISED BY MY COLLEAGUES, AND THEREFORE I WILL ASK FOR A ROLL CALL, PLEASE. COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

YES.

VICE MAYOR BOLTON.

NO. COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

YES. COMMISSIONER GELIN.

NO. AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

YES. THE MOTION PASSES THREE TO TWO.

THANK YOU BEFORE GOING ON TO THE 13 OTHER I'M GOING TO CALL A 10 MINUTE RECESS.

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IT IS CURRENTLY 8:10 WILL BE BACK HERE AT 8:20.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. MEETING IS IN RECESS.

[13.a. Public Art Committee’s Inspiration Way Sculpture Purchase Recommendation ]

HELLO, EVERYBODY. IT IS 8:20 BACK ON THE RECORD, AND WE ARE GOING TO PROCEED NOW WITH ITEM 13A PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE'S INSPIRATION WAY SCULPTURE PURCHASE RECOMMENDATION.

AT THIS TIME I'D LIKE TO HAND IT OVER TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR MAXINE CALLOWAY.

FLOOR IS YOURS. THANK YOU MAYOR MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION.

I HAVE INVITED GEORGE GATSON AND BETH RAVITZ WHO ARE BOTH HERE TONIGHT TO JUST GIVE A BRIEF PRESENTATION ON SOME OF THE PIECES AND INSPIRATION WAY THAT THE PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE HAS RECOMMENDED FOR A PURCHASE.

IN ADDITION, WE'RE GOING TO GIVE YOU A QUICK UPDATE ON THE SPLASH PAD WE WERE ABLE TO MEET WITH THE ARTIST AND THE ARTIST WAS ABLE TO INFUSE SOME BRIGHTER COLORS INTO THE PIECE. AND WE'D LIKE TO SHARE THAT WITH YOU TONIGHT AS WELL.

SO, GEORGE, TAKE IT FROM HERE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MADAM MAYOR.

VICE MAYOR BOLTON AND THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION, GEORGE GADSON.

GADSON AND RAVITZ PUBLIC ART CONSULTANT TO THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

WE'D LIKE TO SHOW YOU A BRIEF POWERPOINT PRESENTATION.

AND IF MR. LEVENT, PLEASE.

SO WHAT WE'RE COMING BEFORE YOU THIS EVENING.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. THE TAMARAC VILLAGE SPLASH PAD, WHAT I'M SHOWING YOU HERE IS SORT OF A SERIES OF PHOTOS THAT KIND OF SHOWS YOU WHAT CYNTHIA FISHER THE ARTIST WHO WAS CONTRACTED TO DO THE SPLASH PAD HAS GONE THROUGH SEVERAL ITERATIONS TO ARRIVE AT WHAT WE BELIEVE IS AN IMPROVEMENT IN TERMS OF TRYING TO ACCOMMODATE THE WISHES OF EVERYONE WHOSE COMMENTS WERE PROVIDED TO US.

THIS IS THE FIRST DESIGN THAT SHE HAD DONE.

OUR NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

OK, THIS WAS THE SECOND DESIGN.

THE FIRST DESIGN WAS A BIT TOO BUSY.

IT WAS SUGGESTED.

SO SHE REMOVED SOME OF THE FIGURES FROM THE DESIGN TO ARRIVE AT THIS.

THIS WAS HER SECOND DESIGN.

THERE WAS A CONCERN IN TERMS OF THIS PARTICULAR DESIGN, NOT REALLY DEPICTING ANY COLORS THAT WOULD CONNECT TO THE CITY OF TAMARAC, AS WELL AS CONNECT TO THE COLORS THAT APPEAR ON THE AMPITHEATER DESIGN THAT SHE'S CREATING, WHICH WERE COLORS THAT WERE FAIRLY CLOSE TO THE CITY OF TAMARAC'S LOGOS, COLORS.

NEXT DESIGN PLEASE. SO THIS IS THE THIRD DESIGN AND JUST TO KIND OF EXPLAIN WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT HERE, SHE HAS DONE QUITE A BIT OF IMPROVEMENTS, IF YOU WILL, GETTING AS CLOSELY AS POSSIBLE TO WHATEVER COLORS THAT EXIST WITHIN THE CITY OF TAMARAC'S LOGO.

AS YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE SCREEN HERE, YOU'RE SEEING SOME BLACK DOTS.

THOSE BLACK DOTS ARE ACTUALLY JUST SORT OF PLACEHOLDERS INDICATING WHERE THE ACTUAL SPRINKLERS WILL TAKE PLACE.

ONE OF THE DIFFERENT THINGS THAT SHE DID INCLUDE HERE WAS THE EXTERIOR RING OF THE SPLASH PAD. SHE ACTUALLY ADDED A, YOU KNOW, A RING AROUND IT, IF YOU WILL.

SO IF WE CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE WE HAVE, WE'RE SHOWING YOU THE COMPARISONS FOR THE SECOND DESIGN THAT WAS DONE AND THEN HER FINAL DESIGN, THE THIRD DESIGN WHERE SHE AS BEST AS SHE COULD TRY TO ACCOMMODATE AND GET AS CLOSE TO THE TAMARAC COLORS AS POSSIBLE.

WE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET WITH THE ARTIST, WITH THE MAYOR GOMEZ WAS A PART OF THAT MEETING AND LEND HER COMMENTS AND FEEDBACK AND WAS ABLE TO HEAR, EXCUSE ME, DIRECTLY FROM THE ARTIST, AS WELL AS SEE FROM THE ARTIST'S SPECIFIC PALETTE THAT SHE REALLY HAD TO WORK WITH.

AS WE HAVE STATED ON A COUPLE OF MEETINGS PAST THE CHALLENGE WITH THIS PARTICULAR ARTIST AND IT'S BECAUSE SHE'S USING TILES THAT ARE LIMITED IN TERMS OF COLOR, COLOR PALETTE.

AND THOSE TILES ARE SPECIFICALLY NON-SLIP TILES, WHICH MUST BE USED FOR THE ACTUAL THE SPLASH PAD ITSELF.

SHE DID STATE IN THE MEETING WITH MYSELF AND THE MAYOR IS THAT IF INDEED THERE WERE OTHER COLORS AVAILABLE THAT WERE CLOSE TO THOSE OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC'S LOGO, SHE INDEED WOULD USE THEM. BUT THEY JUST ARE NOT AVAILABLE.

AND THE MAYOR SAW THE PALETTE AND AND SHE THE MAYOR, I'M CERTAIN, MIGHT COMMENT LATER IN

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TERMS OF HER VIEWS.

OUR NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. SO HERE IS THE FINAL DESIGN JUST BY ITSELF, AND AS MS. CALLAWAY MENTIONED, YOU KNOW, THIS IS THE DESIGN THAT WE ARE RECOMMENDING MY BUSINESS PARTNER, BETH RAVITZ AND I, AS BEST AS WE COULD.

WE HEARD ALL OF THE COMMENTS FROM THE VARIOUS INDIVIDUALS, THE COMMISSIONERS, THE MAYORS, ETC. AND AS BEST AS WE COULD COMMUNICATE THOSE TO THE ARTIST AND SHE AS BEST AS SHE COULD WITH THE RESOURCES OF COLORS FOR THE PALETTE AND THE TYPES OF TILE USED ATTEMPTED IN EVERY SHAPE, FORM AND FASHION TO COME AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE TO ACCOMMODATING THE CONCERNS AND THE NEEDS THAT WERE ACTUALLY MENTIONED.

SO THIS IS THE DESIGN THAT IS BEING RECOMMENDED.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. AND I'LL LET MY BUSINESS PARTNER, BETH, TAKE OVER FROM HERE.

HI, EVERYBODY.

IT'S ALWAYS GREAT TO BE A PART OF OUR MEETINGS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

INSPIRATION WAY ALWAYS HAD A PURCHASE, A PASSABLE PURCHASE BUDGET OF SIXTY THOUSAND DOLLARS. AND THE PUBLIC, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

MARK CHATTERLY HAS FIVE CERAMIC VERY WHIMSICAL SCULPTURES, EACH ONE OF THESE PIECES IS SEVEN FEET HIGH BY TWO FEET WIDE AND HIS PRICE WAS TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR FIVE PIECES.

I SPOKE TO HIM.

I HAD TROUBLE IN THE INSTALLATION, AND IN ORDER TO MAKE THE INSTALLATION PROPER, I WAS CHARGED FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS ADDITIONAL, WHICH I FELT WAS NECESSARY.

AND I SAID THAT TO THE ARTIST, GET ME A BETTER PRICE BECAUSE THE CITY OF TAMARAC HAD TO SPEND FOUR THOUSAND ADDITIONAL DOLLARS.

AND HE RESPONDED TO ME THAT HE WILL GIVE US ALL FIVE FOR TWELVE THOUSAND DOLLARS AS OPPOSED TO TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS.

PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE SELECTED A POSSIBLE LOCATION ACROSS FROM THE DOG PARK IN THE MEDIAN WHERE WE WOULD STAGGER THESE FIVE PIECES AND THAT'S WHAT WE ARE RECOMMENDING TONIGHT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. HANNA JURBAN, CIRCULAR MOTION PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE THIS AS WELL, AND THE PRICE IS TWELVE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND THE SITE IS STILL TO BE DECIDED. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS TRIANGULATION, PAINTED ALUMINUM.

THIS PARTICULAR PIECE WITH THE CITY OF TAMARAC ON OUR WEBSITE FOR BEST OF SHOW WON BEST OF SHOW, WHICH THE PRIZE IS A THOUSAND DOLLARS, WHICH WAS RECOMMENDED IN OUR CALL TO ARTISTS. AND THE PURCHASE PRICE ORIGINALLY WAS TWELVE THOUSAND AND AFTER SPEAKING TO HIM, HE WOULD GIVE IT TO US FOR ELEVEN THOUSAND.

AND WE, THE PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE, SUGGEST THAT IT BE LOCATED AT THE TAMARAC AQUATIC CENTER. NEXT SLIDE, WITH THAT. OK, SO ACTUALLY I'M GOING TO PULL IT BACK TO THE FIRST TOPIC AND THEN WE'LL GO TO YOUR SECOND TOPIC.

DO YOU NEED A MOTION AND SECOND, ON THIS SPLASH PAD OR ARE WE PASSED THAT POINT. I BELIEVE, MADAM MAYOR, THAT A MOTION AND A SECOND WOULD BE IN ORDER.

THAT'S WHAT I NEED A MOTION AND A SECOND ON THE SPLASH PAD AND THEN WE'LL OPEN IT UP TO COMMENTS COMMISSION. OK, DO I HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

MOTION TO APPROVE.

AND DO I HAVE A SECOND.

SECOND. COMMISSIONER GELIN, IS YOUR HAND RAISED FOR THIS ITEM OR IS IT RAISED FOR

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PURCHASE? I GUESS THE PURCHASE.

OK, SO YOU'RE FIRST ON DECK WHEN WE COME TO THE PURCHASE.

OK. ALL RIGHT.

IS THERE ANY COMMENTS, QUESTIONS THAT COMMISSION WOULD HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY REGARDING THE SPLASH PAD? NO, I THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME, BETH, GEORGE AND THE ARTIST AND KNOW YOU DID TAKE A LOT OF TIME TO TRY TO DO THE BEST THAT YOU CAN TO WORK WITH WHAT WE'VE GOT. AND ON THAT AS MANY TIMES AS WE NEED TO.

OK. THANK YOU.

CITY CLERK IF WE CAN PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

YES. THANK YOU, VICE MAYOR BOLTON.

YES.

COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

YES. COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YES. COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

YES. AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

YES. THE MOTION TO APPROVE THE SPLASH PAD PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER GELIN YOU WANTED TO ASK A QUESTION ON THE PURCHASE ITEMS? GO AHEAD. YES, I LIKE THE PURCHASE ITEMS. I DON'T HAVE AN ISSUE WITH THOSE.

MY QUESTION IS, WHO DETERMINES WHAT ART WE GET TO SELECT FROM? I GUESS THE REAL QUESTION I'D LIKE TO ASK IS SO I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A PIECE OF ART IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC THAT HONORS SOMEONE LIKE THE REVEREND DR.

MARTIN LUTHER KING. AND SO IS THAT SOMETHING THAT HAS TO BE DRIVEN BY THE COMMISSION, BY THE ART COMMITTEE, BY THE PLANNING DIRECTOR? WHERE DOES THAT COME FROM? DO I NEED TO MAKE A MOTION ON THAT, BECAUSE I SEE WHAT I AND I DON'T THINK ANY ART IS MEANINGLESS, BUT I DON'T SEE ART THAT REALLY RECOGNIZES, I GUESS, A HISTORICAL FIGURE OR A PUBLIC FIGURE IN TAMARAC.

I THINK THE ONLY THING THAT I SEE THAT RECOGNIZES A MAJOR EVENT WILL BE THE 9/11 THAT WE HAVE AT CITY HALL.

BUT I DON'T SEE ANY MORE LIKE DEEP, MEANINGFUL ART THAT RECOGNIZES A PERSON OR AN EVENT OUTSIDE OF THAT.

COMMISSIONER I'M GOING TO CALLAWAY FOR A RESPONSE OR YOU WANT THIS ONE.

I MEAN, I THINK THAT COMMISSIONER GELEN'S COMMENT IS QUITE TIMELY AND QUITE APPROPRIATE.

AND I DON'T MEAN TO PUSH IT TO THE SIDE BY ANY MEANS.

I WOULD JUST ASK I GUESS A FOLLOW UP QUESTION TO THAT.

TO SAY TO THE COMMISSION AS A WHOLE, ARE YOU INTERESTED IN AND COMMISSIONER GELIN RAISED THE ISSUE OF A PIECE OF ART.

I GUESS I WOULD ASK YOU IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MORE THAN THAT, IN A NOT JUST A PIECE OF ART, BUT MAYBE A MORE MEANINGFUL SPACE FOR THAT PIECE OF ART.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO PURSUE SOMETHING THAT IS MORE MORE MEANINGFUL IN TERMS OF HERITAGE, MORE MEANINGFUL IN TERMS OF CULTURE, MORE SIGNIFICANT? AND AGAIN, I THINK COMMISSIONER GELIN IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT TO RAISE THE ISSUE.

I WOULD JUST ASK IF YOU WANTED TO TAKE IT A STEP FURTHER AND COMMIT TO CONSIDERING SOMETHING LARGER, THAT THAT WOULD BE MORE MEANINGFUL THAN SIMPLY A PIECE OF ART.

I THINK IF YOU WOULD WANT TO HAVE THAT CONVERSATION, WE WOULD COME BACK TO YOU IN SHORT ORDER WITH SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR THINGS THAT YOU COULD CONSIDER AND THEN BUILD ON AND DIRECT US TOWARDS SOMETHING THAT IS MORE SIGNIFICANT.

LIKE I SAID, I THINK COMMISSIONER GELIN IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT TO RAISE THAT ISSUE WITH US.

AND I WOULD JUST ASK YOU TO CONSIDER SOMETHING MAYBE LARGER THAN JUST A PIECE OF ART IF YOU'RE SO INCLINED. YEAH, MOST CERTAINLY SO.

I MENTIONED THAT AT THE LAST COMMISSION MEETING WHERE THE FUTURE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTION, JILL SCOTT, HAD AN EVENT AT THE CORAL SPRINGS LIBRARY.

AND THERE WAS A NICE PIECE OF I DON'T WHAT YOU CALL IT, ART OR SOMETHING HONORING MARTIN LUTHER KING. SO THAT'S KIND OF WHAT INSPIRED ME TO THINK ABOUT SOMETHING LIKE THAT, BECAUSE I DIDN'T EXPECT TO SEE THAT IN CORAL SPRINGS.

I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED.

BUT SOMETHING MEANINGFUL SPACE, SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE I THINK IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE.

I THINK BETH HAS A QUESTION.

I SEE BETH.

SO, VICE MAYOR.

IS THIS ON THE SAME TOPIC OR CAN I GO TO BETH IF SHE IS TALKING ABOUT WHAT COMMISSIONER GELIN WAS TALKING ABOUT.

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RESPONDING TO THE SAME TOPIC MADAM MAYOR.

OKAY GO AHEAD PLEASE THANK YOU. YES.

SO COMMISSIONER GELIN IS RIGHT.

AND GEORGE GADSON AND MYSELF HAS SPOKEN ABOUT THAT FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS NOW, AND WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON THAT FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS NOW.

AS A MATTER OF FACT.

EACH TIME THE PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE COMES TO ME WITH THE IDEA OF PUTTING ART IN MY DISTRICT OR ALONG THE 441 CORRIDOR, I TELL THEM NO, BECAUSE THE ART HAS TO BE MORE MEANINGFUL.

AND IN A LOCATION THAT IS MORE PLEASING AND WOULD BE MORE BENEFICIAL TO OUR HISTORY AND TO WHAT TAMARAC LOOKS LIKE RIGHT NOW.

GEORGE WOULD RECALL THAT AS FAR AS I'M ECHOING SORRY.

GEORGE WOULD RECALL THAT I WENT AS FAR AS GOTTEN AN ARCHITECTURE TO MOCK UP A PARK, SO TO SPEAK.

WE CALLED IT THE BAILEY DREAM PARK THAT WOULD BE ON THE CORNER OF ROCK ISLAND ROAD AND BAILEY THAT WOULD PRESENT ITSELF WITH DIVERSITY ON THAT OPEN SPACE.

UNFORTUNATELY, BAILEY'S SQUARE, THAT IS THE APARTMENT COMPLEX BOUGHT THAT PIECE OF LAND WITHIN LOOKED AT THE PROSPECT ROAD BEND OUT EAST AND THOUGHT THAT COULD BE AN AMPITHEATER WITH OPEN SPACE, MAYBE LIKE AN AMPITHEATER WITHOUT WALLS.

GEORGE WILL SPEAK TO THAT WITH PUBLIC ART IN THE OPEN SPACE.

SO THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT AND CERTAINLY WE CAN TAKE IT TO THE NEXT STEP TO FIND WHERE IT'S APPROPRIATE TO MAKE THIS DREAM A REALITY.

OF COURSE, GEORGE AND I HAVE BEEN WORKING ASSIDUOUSLY TO FIND OUT WHAT WE CAN DO, BRING IT TO THE PUBLIC ART BOARD, ART COMMITTEE, AND GO FROM THERE.

BUT THAT IS THE AVENUE THAT WE HAVE BEEN TAKING.

AND I'M SURE AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME, MAYBE IN JANUARY WHEN WE ARE AT THE LEADERSHIP RETREAT, WE CAN TALK MORE ABOUT THAT.

BUT THAT IS ALREADY IN PLAY, AT LEAST WITH GEORGE AND I AND THE ART COMMITTEE.

THANK YOU GENTLEMAN.

I DON'T MEAN TO NOT PUT THIS DOWN LINE, BUT WE NEED TO GO BACK TO THE TOPIC AT HAND, WHICH IS THE SCULPTURE PURCHASE.

AND IF I GET THIS CORRECTLY, WE WILL HAVE THIS AS AN ITEM ON THE FUTURE AGENDA, PROBABLY AN ITEM VERY SOON FUTURE AGENDA.

WHERE WE CAN DISCUSS ALL THIS THEN.

OK, SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AGREED THAT THIS IS A GOOD ITEM AND A GOOD TOPIC.

BUT FOR THE DISCUSSION, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE IT PROPERLY NOTICED AND PUT ON THE NEXT AGENDA. OK, SO COMMISSIONER GELIN, IF YOUR COMMENTS WERE RELATED TO THE ORIGINAL TOPIC, I'M GOING TO ASK YOU TO HOLD THEM TO THE NEXT TIME.

OK, SAME THING FOR BETH AND.

MY COMMENT IS RELATED TO THE ITEM ON THE AGENDA.

SO WE'RE GOING TO GO BACK NOW TO THE ITEM ON THE AGENDA.

GO AHEAD. YEAH, I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT WE YOU KNOW, WE CAUGHT A LOT OF WELL NOT A LOT, BUT THERE WAS SOME PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY THAT COMPLAIN ABOUT THE MONEY BEING SPENT ON THE ART AT A COUPLE OF COMMISSION MEETINGS AGO.

AND I CAN UNDERSTAND THAT.

AND THAT'S WHY I WANT TO CLARIFY ON THE RECORD THAT THE FUNDS WERE DEDICATED SOLELY TO ART, CANNOT BE PULLED OUT OR ANYTHING ELSE.

BUT I WAS WATCHING PBS NEWS THE OTHER DAY AND THEY WERE PROFILING THESE ARTISTS HERE IN MIAMI. AND NO ONE TALKS ABOUT THE FACT THAT ARTISTS ARE STRUGGLING IN THIS ECONOMY.

PEOPLE DON'T VIEW ARTISTS AS EMPLOYEES OR WORKERS, BUT THAT'S WHAT SOME PEOPLE DO FOR THEIR CAREER. AND SO IF WE CEASE TO PURCHASE ART OR SUPPORT THE ART COMMUNITY, THEN WE'RE ALSO HINDERING PEOPLE IN THAT INDUSTRY.

SO IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US, DESPITE THESE TERRIBLE TIMES, TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT PEOPLE IN ALL COMMUNITIES, INCLUDING THOSE IN THE ART FIELD, ALTHOUGH IT DOES FOR SOME PEOPLE, IT MAY SEEM INSENSITIVE. THAT WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS HOW SOME PEOPLE MAKE THEIR LIVING AS WELL. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

GEORGE, YOU WANTED TO MAKE A COMMENT ABOUT THIS.

I'D LIKE TO ECHO WHAT COMMISSIONER GELIN MENTIONED AND DIVE A LITTLE BIT DEEPER IN TERMS OF ARTISTS THAT HIRE COMPANIES TO DO FABRICATION FOR THEM, CIRCULATES MONEY WITHIN THE

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COMMUNITY, WITHIN THE COUNTY.

AND FROM AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STANDPOINT, THE ARTIST WHO HAS TO HIRE A CONTRACTOR TO HELP HIM OR HER FABRICATE THEIR WORK IS HELPING THAT BUSINESS KEEP HIS EMPLOYEES EMPLOYED. SO THERE'S REALLY A ECOSYSTEM, IF YOU WILL, A TRICKLE EFFECT.

SO I CONCUR WITH COMMISSIONER GELIN'S COMMENTS THAT ARTISTS STRUGGLE AND AT THE SAME TIME, WHEN THEY DO HAVE COMMISSIONS, THEY ARE ALSO HELPING THE ECONOMY.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

IS THAT HOLD ON ONE SECOND.

YOUR HAND IS NOW DOWN.

BETH. I SEE YOUR HAND, I THINK BETH YOU'RE BEHIND MY BAR, SO.

GO AHEAD BETH. BETH YOU'RE RECOGNIZED BY THE MAYOR.

BETH CAN YOU HEAR YOU'RE RECOGNIZED, YOU CAN SPEAK.

UNMUTE YOUR MIC. THANK YOU, MAYOR.

GEORGE AND I ALWAYS, ALWAYS RECOGNIZE WHAT THE CITY OF TAMARAC NEEDS.

WE ALWAYS RECOGNIZE THAT.

AND WE'RE ALWAYS VERY SENSITIVE TO BUDGETS AND TO TRY TO GET THE CITY THE MOST AMOUNT OF SO COMMISSIONER BOLTON AND GELIN, WE HAVE SPOKEN TO THE PUBLIC, OUR COMMITTEE, AND WE ARE RESEARCHING.

AND WE DO WANT TO GIVE EITHER MARTIN LUTHER KING OR WHATEVER CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER TO GIVE A VERY RELEVANT PIECE OF ART.

WE'RE WORKING ON IT.

WE WANT TO GIVE IT TO YOU.

WE RECOGNIZE WHAT YOU'RE SAYING.

TONIGHT, WE ARE ISSUING OR ASKING FOR THREE PURCHASES FROM INSPIRATION WAY TO PLACE AROUND THE CITY.

GIVE EVERY DISTRICT, EQUAL REPRESENTATION.

THEY'RE VERY INEXPENSIVE AND THEY'RE VERY WONDERFUL, ACCORDING TO THE PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE, AS A RECOMMENDATION TO PLACE AROUND THE CITY EVERYTHING THAT'S SAID TONIGHT FROM EVERY COMMISSIONER WE RECOGNIZE WE'RE WORKING TOWARD.

AND WE ARE GOING TO HONOR ALL OF YOUR COMMITMENTS, ALL OF WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY.

IT IS IMPORTANT AND THE VERY BASIC PREMISE OF CIVILIZATION FROM THE VERY BEGINNING OF ANTHROPOLOGISTS DIGGING INTO THE EARTH OF LOST CIVILIZATIONS.

THEY FIND ART AND WE ARE COMMITTED TO PUTTING TAMARAC ON THE MAP.

THANK YOU. MOTION TO APPROVE.

MADAM MAYOR YOU HAVE TO UNMUTE.

THANK YOU. I WAS ASKING IF ANY OF MY COLLEAGUES HAD ANYTHING ELSE TO SAY ABOUT THE MATTER. NO, OK, I HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

OK, SO. THERE WAS A POLL DONE.

THESE THREE ARE THE RECIPIENTS, THE WINNING PRODUCTS OF THE POLL.

MAYOR THE VERY LAST THE VERY LAST SLIDE IS THE WINNING IT'S A WINNING ART PIECE FOR THE COMPETITION THAT WAS HELD ONLINE.

AND IT SO HAPPENED THAT IT WAS STILL A RECOMMENDATION OF THE PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE TO PURCHASE.

SO THE PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE MADE A RECOMMENDATION TO PURCHASE ALL 3, WHICH, OF COURSE, IT WON THE COMPETITION THAT WE DID ONLINE.

THAT'S WHAT I WAS ASKING. SO ALL THREE THAT WERE RECOMMENDED BY THE ART COMMITTEE ARE THE TOP THREE OF THE SURVEY, OR DID WE ONLY DO A ONE? WE ONLY DID ONE BEST OF SHOW.

I WAS JUST CURIOUS ABOUT THAT.

MY NEXT QUESTION IS IF I HEARD CORRECTLY, THE THOUGHT WAS POSSIBLY SCATTERING IT ALONG THE DOES THAT TAKE AWAY THE PURPOSE OF THE ARTIST, WHAT THE ARTIST WAS DOING WHEN HE PUT THOSE

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FIVE PIECES TOGETHER IT DOES NOT TAKE AWAY FROM THE PURPOSE.

AND THEN THE NEXT IS WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH THE PIECES THAT WERE SUPPOSE TO BE HERE IN SEPTEMBER. WE KNOW WE HAD A LITTLE DELAY.

THEY WERE PUT UP. IT'S NOW SEPTEMBER.

WHAT HAPPENS WITH THOSE WE HAVE 15 PADS AND 14 PADS NOW.

WHAT'S THE NEXT PLAN.

MAYOR AS YOU RECALL, THIS IS A ROTATING SHOWCASE FOR THE MOST PART.

THEY ARE SLATED TO LEAVE BY MID SEPTEMBER.

SO ALL THE PIECES WILL BE PICKED UP BY THE RESPECTIVE ARTISTS.

WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF FINE TUNING A CALL TO ARTISTS FOR US TO PUBLISH.

AND SO THE PROCESS IS ANNUALLY.

EVERY YEAR THE PIECES CHANGE OUT.

WE GO THROUGH THE EXERCISE OF DETERMINING WHETHER OR NOT WE'D LIKE TO PURCHASE SOME OF THOSE PIECES. WE ALSO HELP THOSE ARTISTS BY SHOWCASING THE PIECES TO DETERMINE WHETHER INDIVIDUALS, RESIDENCE, COMMUNITIES, AGENCIES WANT TO PURCHASE AS WELL.

I THINK NORTH LAUDERDALE MIGHT BE LOOKING AT ONE OF THE PIECES TO PURCHASE THE BUTTERFLY, SO IT HELPS THE ARTISTS IN THAT RESPECT.

AND THEN EACH YEAR WE RECYCLE.

SO WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF FINE TUNING THE NEXT NEXT SET OF PIECES UP INSPIRATIONALLY.

AND IF I MAY JUST ASK, IS THERE HOW LONG DOES THAT TAKE? THREE MONTHS. HOW LONG DOES THE CALL TO ARTIST TAKE.

YES. OK, THE CALL TO ARTISTS TYPICALLY WE GIVE THEM ABOUT, SAY, THREE TO FOUR WEEKS TO PRETTY MUCH ALREADY HAVE THE WORK DONE.

AND THEN THE PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE THEN WOULD HAVE TO REVIEW ALL THE SUBMISSIONS.

AND THEN FROM THERE, A DECISION IS MADE, IN TERMS OF THOSE FIFTEEN PIECES THAT WOULD GO ON THE NEW PAD. SO I WOULD ESTIMATE ABOUT TWO MONTHS.

OK, SO IN THE INTERIM WE JUST SHOW PADS FOR TWO MONTHS OR SO YES.

SO I'M JUST GOING TO ASK IF POSSIBLE, FOR THE COMMITTEE NEXT YEAR TO THINK ABOUT A TIME FRAME MOVING THAT UP.

SO WE HAVE ONE SET OF SCULPTURES LEAVING AND WE CAN HAVE ANOTHER SET OF SCULPTURES QUICKLY COMING BEHIND IT.

SO WE'RE NOT THERE FOR A WHILE JUST A REQUEST TO DO WHAT YOU WILL WITH BRINGING YOU BACK TO WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW, THEN.

COMMISSION. WE ARE BEING ASKED FOR THESE THREE SCULPTURES TO BE PURCHASED BY THE CITY, FOR THE CITY TO DETERMINE WHERE THEY SHOULD BE BEST PLACED.

UNLESS SOMEBODY WISHES TO BIFURCATE THIS, I'LL TAKE A MOTION AND A SECOND GROUP.

CITY CLERK. YOUR TURN TO UNMUTE YOU SORRY.

COMMISSIONER GELIN HAD A MOTION ON THE FLOOR TO APPROVE.

ON THIS ONE. YES. OK, I DID NOT HEAR IT I APOLOGIZE.

I SECOND THE MOTION.

OK, THANK YOU. SO ON THAT NOTE.

CITY CLERK PLEASE CALL.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, MADAM MAYOR, VICE MAYOR BOLTON.

YES. COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

YES. COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YES. COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

YES. AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

YES. THE MOTION TO PURCHASE THE THREE SCULPTURES OR PIECES OF ART PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

THANK YOU. NOW WE ARE GOING TO GO TO 13 B, NOMINATE A MEMBER OF THE CITY COMMISSION TO THE

[13.b. Nomination of member of City Commission to the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee ]

AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

AND I'M GOING TO TURN THIS OVER TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR MAXINE CALLOWAY.

THANK YOU MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION.

TONIGHT, WE'RE GOING TO BE ASKING FOR THE NOMINATION OF A MEMBER OF THE CITY COMMISSION TO THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

AND SO YOU CAN UNDERSTAND A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT THAT ENTAILS AND WHAT THE RESPONSIBILITIES WOULD BE.

I'D LIKE TO DELIVER A PRESENTATION ON BACKGROUND AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

SO NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

TO DO SOME BACKGROUND ON THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVISORY COMMITTEE, IT WAS ESTABLISHED BACK IN 2007, FLORIDA STATUTE 480.9076 THAT MANDATED THAT ALL MUNICIPALITIES THAT ARE ENTITLEMENT JURISDICTION THAT SUCH A COMMITTEE AND THE CITY OF TAMARAC IS ONE OF THOSE MUNICIPALITIES.

AND SO BACK IN MARCH OF 2008, THE CITY OF TAMARAC, ESTABLISHED BY ORDINANCE OUR OWN AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR MEMBERS TO SERVE A TERM OF FOUR YEARS OR FOUR

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YEARS. BACK THEN, I THINK WE PROBABLY HAD SOME ISSUES RELATIVE TO HAVING MEMBERS SIT ON THE COMMITTEE. SO BACK IN 2012, FOUR YEARS AFTER THE COMMITTEE WAS ESTABLISHED, A CITY COMMISSION ADOPTED A RESOLUTION THAT ALLOWED FOR A PARTIAL WAIVER AND ALLOWED CITY STAFF TO SOLICIT MEMBERS TO MEET AND TO MAKE UP THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

NEXT SLIDE. SO THE COMMITTEE, AND PRIMARILY THE INTENT IS TO ADVISE AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE CITY COMMISSION ON MATTERS RELATED TO MONETARY AND NON-MONETARY HOUSING INCENTIVE STRATEGIES FOR OUR LOCAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE PLAN.

AND THAT PLAN REALLY IS THE GUIDING DOCUMENT THAT SETS OUT THE STRATEGIES UNDER WHICH THE CITY OF TAMARAC WOULD EXPAND THE FUNDS THAT WE RECEIVE.

ALSO, THE NEXT INTENT IS TO REVIEW EXISTING INCENTIVE STRATEGY RECOMMENDATIONS TO EVALUATE ESTABLISHED POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AND ORDINANCES AND LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ALL OF WHICH IS IN FURTHERANCE OF THE PROVISION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

THIS IS A COMPOSITION SET UP AS OUTLINED BY STATE STATUTE, THERE MUST BE AT LEAST EIGHT MEMBERS, BUT NO MORE THAN 11, AND SIX OF THOSE POSITIONS MUST COME FROM ONE OF THESE DISCIPLINES THAT YOU SEE LISTED.

AND THIS IS ALSO LISTED IN THE STATUTE.

SO I WON'T GO THROUGH IT.

BUT SIX OF THE EIGHT MINIMUM, NOT MORE THAN 11, MUST REPRESENT ONE OF THIS AREA.

SO EITHER A RESIDENTIAL BUILDER OR A MORTGAGE BANKING INDUSTRY ENGAGED IN HOMEBUILDING, BUT CLEARLY RELATED TO HOUSING AND HOUSING CONSTRUCTION.

NEXT SLIDE. SO THE STATUTE PROVIDES THAT ALL MUNICIPALITIES THAT ARE RECEIVING FUNDING MUST HAVE TWO REQUIRED STRATEGIES IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC, WE HAVE THOSE TWO REQUIRED STRATEGIES. ONE OF WHICH IS TO EXPEDITE AFFORDABLE HOUSING APPLICATIONS.

SO THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT EXPEDITE PERMITTING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECTS THAT THEY SEE. AND ANOTHER STRATEGY IS ONGOING REVIEW PROCESS.

SO IT'S THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PROCESS BY WHICH A LOCAL GOVERNMENT CONSIDERS BEFORE ADOPTION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES, ORDINANCES, REGULATIONS OR PLAN PROVISIONS THAT MIGHT INCREASE THE COST OF HOUSING.

SO, FOR EXAMPLE, OUR LAND DEVELOPMENT THAT MIGHT HAVE PROVISIONS RELATED TO HOUSING, WE WOULD NEED TO TAKE SOMETHING LIKE THAT BEFORE THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVISORY COMMITTEE, PARTICULARLY IF IT MIGHT HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE INCREASE IN HOUSING COSTS.

THE CITY ALSO ADOPTED TWO ADDITIONAL STRATEGIES.

WE DID THAT IN THE LAST CONFIGURATIONS, INCLUDING ZERO LOT LINE CONFIGURATIONS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

AND AS YOU KNOW, AS A PART OF THE MOST RECENT LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE ADOPTION, WE NOW ALLOW ZERO LOT LINE AND THAT WAS PRIMARILY TO ALLOW FOR THE PROVISION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING. SO THIS IS AN ADDITIONAL STRATEGY WE ADOPTED.

AND WE ALSO ADOPTED A SECOND STRATEGY, THE SUPPORT OF DEVELOPMENT NEAR TRANSPORTATION HUBS AND MAJOR EMPLOYMENT CENTERS AND MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT.

SO IN TOTAL, THE CITY HAS FOUR STRATEGIES CURRENTLY IN OUR LOCAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO THIS YEAR, COME ALONG, HOUSE BILL 1339, WHICH PROPOSED CHANGES TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, ZONING IMPACT FEES AND INCLUDES CHANGES TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING, WHICH IS WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IN MOBILE HOMES AND PARKS.

IT WAS SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR, ON JUNE 9TH, 2020, AND IS EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1ST, 2020.

NEXT SLIDE. SO THE CHANGES PRIMARILY REQUIRES THAT THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMPOSITION NOW MUST HAVE AN ELECTED OFFICIAL SERVING ON THAT COMMITTEE FROM THAT LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND JUST SOME HISTORY ON WHY THAT WAS SO IMPORTANT.

THE BILL HAS BEEN AROUND IN TERMS OF DISCUSSION FROM 2019 AND THEN RECENTLY THIS YEAR WAS TAKEN UP BY REPRESENTATIVE CLAY YARBOROUGH, WHO SPONSORED THE BILL THIS YEAR.

AND THE INTENT REALLY IS TO ADDRESS THE GROWING NEED FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING ACROSS THE STATE, TO RAISE THE LEVEL OF ACCOUNTABILITY IN CREATING EFFECTIVE POLICIES AND TO ATTRACT MORE ATTENTION AND EMPHASIS ON THE SERIOUSNESS OF THIS CRISIS.

AND I KNOW COMMISSIONER GELIN SPOKE ABOUT IT IN HIS PRESENTATION.

AND BROWARD COUNTY IS ALSO HAVING AN ISSUE, SO MUCH SO THAT THEY ARE PROPOSING SWEEPING CHANGES TO THEIR LAND USE PLAN TO RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

TOMORROW, THEY WILL HAVE INCENTIVE POLICY ON THEIR AGENDA.

AND RECENTLY THEY ATTEMPTED TO PASS A REQUIRED RESIDENTIAL STRATEGY FOR MOST

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MUNICIPALITIES TO ADOPT.

IT'S AN INCLUSIONARY ZONING POLICY THAT WOULD REQUIRE MUNICIPALITIES TO INCLUDE AN ORDINANCE THAT WOULD MANDATE DEVELOPERS TO INCLUDE AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN ALL THEIR PROJECTS. THAT AMENDMENT DID NOT PASS BECAUSE MUNICIPALITIES THOUGHT IT WAS TOO STRINGENT. BUT NOTWITHSTANDING WE KNOW THAT THE COUNTY IS DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO BRING THE ATTENTION TO THE PRICES THAT'S CURRENTLY EXISTING SO PRIOR TO THE HOUSE BILL THAT WAS ADOPTED, THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVISORY COMMITTEE THEY WERE MEETING TRIENNIALLY, ONE OF THE MAJOR CHANGE EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1ST IS THAT THAT BODY WOULD NOT BE MEETING ANNUALLY.

AND THE PURPOSE OF THOSE MEETINGS ARE TO REVIEW EXISTING STRATEGIES AND TO DISCUSS HOW TO RECOMMEND NEW ONES IN THE FURTHERANCE OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

INSTEAD OF THE REPORTS TO BE ISSUED TRIENNIALLY.

NOW, REPORTS MUST BE ESTABLISHED BIANNUALLY AND IN THEIR REGIONAL WORKSHOPS THAT THE ELECTED OFFICIAL WHO SITS ON THIS BOARD MUST ATTEND.

IF THE ELECTED OFFICIAL DOES NOT ATTEND THOSE WORKSHOPS, THEN THAT WOULD BE PROBLEMATIC FOR THE CITY SO JUST A LITTLE BIT ON THE GOALS OF THE BIANNUALLY, THE REGIONAL WORKSHOP IS TO SHARE INFORMATION ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND BEST PRACTICES AND TO ENGAGE LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING POLICY.

SO, AS I MENTIONED, THE ELECTED OFFICIALS MUST ATTEND THESE WORKSHOPS AND FAILURE TO ATTEND THREE CONSECUTIVE WORKSHOPS MAY CAUSE THE CITY TO FORFEIT ITS FUND OR THE FUNDS WOULD BE MAXINE, YOUR MUTED, I THINK.

OH, SORRY, I DON'T KNOW HOW THAT HAPPENED, THANK YOU.

DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE REPORTS? SO ANNUALLY WE HAVE TO DO A REPORT AN ISSUE.

YES. SO OUT OF THE MEETING COMES AN ANNUAL REPORT THAT HAS TO BE DONE AND SENT BY DECEMBER 31ST OF EACH YEAR TO THE STATE.

NEXT SLIDE. THANKS.

SO THE COMMITTEE MUST BE THE COMPOSITION OF THE COMMITTEE MUST BE PUT IN PLACE BY OCTOBER 1ST, WHICH IS WHY THIS ITEM IS BEFORE YOU THIS EVENING AND ON THE TWENTY THIRD WE'LL HAVE A FORMAL MEMORANDUM AS WELL AS A RESOLUTION WITH THE NAME OF THE PERSON THAT'S NOMINATED TONIGHT. SO STAFF IS RECOMMENDING THIS EVENING THAT YOU FORMALLY NOMINATE A MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION TO SERVE ON THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

AND AS I MENTIONED, WE'LL BRING BACK A RESOLUTION AND A MEMORANDUM AT THE SEPTEMBER TWENTY THIRD MEETING WITH THE NAME OF THE ELECTED OFFICIAL THAT'S NOMINATED THIS EVENING.

THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU. COLLEAGUES.

IS THERE ANYBODY WHO WANTS THIS POSITION? MADAM MAYOR, IF YOU WILL, THAT WOULD BE BY NOMINATION OR BY MOTION TO ALLOW YOU TO MAKE A DECISION ON WHICH MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION WOULD CHOOSE TO BE A MEMBER AND OR HAVE THE VOTE OF CONFIDENCE IN THE BOARD TO DO THAT.

NOMINATIONS, OR MOTIONS ARE OPEN FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS DISCUSSION.

WELL, OK, THANK YOU.

I'M NOT SEEING ANYBODY, BUT I WILL SHARE THIS WITH YOU.

I WILL BE HAPPY TO DO IT IF THAT IS THE WILL OF THE COMMISSION.

I SERVE ON THE BROWARD COUNTY I ALSO SERVE WITH BROWARD COUNTY TASK FORCE.

SO I KIND OF GEL WITH ALL OF THAT AND WOULD BE HAPPY TO BE THE LOCAL PART.

BUT IF THERE'S SOMEBODY ON THE COMMISSION WHO WISHES TO BE ON THIS IT'S NOT AN ISSUE.

I SAW COMMISSIONER GELIN'S HAND GO UP.

GO AHEAD. YES. SO I GUESS I'M COMFORTABLE NOMINATING VICE MAYOR MARLON BOLTON.

YOU KNOW, HE'S IN HIS FIRST TERM AS A COMMISSIONER, BUILDING HIS RESUME AS AN ELECTED OFFICIAL, AS A PASTOR.

HE HAS A FREE TIME DURING THE WEEKDAYS WHERE I GUESS THESE MEETINGS WILL BE HELD.

SO I'M COMFORTABLE NOMINATING HIM IF HE DESIRES THE APPOINTMENT.

OKAY VICE MAYOR YOUR HAND IS UP GO AHEAD.

I WOULD DEFINITELY ACCEPT COMMISSIONER GELIN'S NOMINATION.

OK. IS THERE A MOTION AND A SECOND? IS THERE ANY MORE DISCUSSION.

OR OTHER NOMINATIONS? OR OTHER NOMINATIONS. I'M NOT SEEING ANY.

COMMISSIONER FISHMAN. SORRY.

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I WOULD LIKE SECOND. AND SEEING THAT THERE'S NO OTHER HANDS THAT HAVE GONE UP.

NO OTHER CONVERSATION, CITY CLERK PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

MADAM MAYOR IF YOU WILL.

THE VOTE YOU'RE TAKING IS A MOTION TO RATIFY AND CONFIRM THE NOMINATION OF THE VICE MAYOR.

I BELIEVE SO, THAT'S WHAT WE'RE PUTTING ON FOR THE NEXT WEEK FORMALIZED ACCORDINGLY. AT THE NEXT MEETING, CORRECT? COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

YES. COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YES. VICE MAYOR BOLTON.

YES.

COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

YES. AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

YES. MOTION TO APPOINT VICE MAYOR BOLTON TO THE BOARD, IT PASSES UNANIMOUSLY FIVE TO ZERO.

ALL RIGHTY, WE ARE NOW MOVING ALONG TO 13 C NEIGHBORHOOD SIGNAGE UPDATE COMMUNITY

[13.c. Neighborhood Signage Update ]

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR MAXINE CALLOWAY, PLEASE INTRODUCE THIS ITEM.

THANK YOU MAYOR. MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION.

WE ARE BRINGING TO YOU TONIGHT AN UPDATE ON THE INFAMOUS WAITING LIST, THE NEIGHBORHOOD SIGNAGE PROGRAM. I KNOW THAT THIS HAS BEEN SOMEWHAT LONG OVERDUE, BUT STAFF HAS BEEN WORKING ON THIS AND WE HAVE DONE SOME FIELD VISITS ALREADY.

AND WE WANTED TO BRING TO YOU AN UPDATE ON WHERE WE ARE WITH THE PROGRAM.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, WE HAVE IDENTIFIED FOR THE MOST PART, CERTAIN LOCATIONS WHERE WE THINK SIGNAGE CAN OCCUR.

WE HAVE GONE OUT AND SPOKEN TO SOME OF THE HOA ON MOST OF THESE LOCATIONS IN ADDITION TO THAT, TO FURTHER THE EFFICIENT IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS PROGRAM, WE HAVE INTRODUCED A PRIORITIZATION CRITERIA STANDARD BY WHICH WE PLACE THE LIST, THE WAITING LIST AGAIN SO WE CAN EFFICIENTLY, IMPLEMENT THE PROGRAM AND IN A WAY THAT IS MOST IMPACTFUL IN THE CITY.

SO WHAT YOU'RE SEEING NOW ON THE SCREEN IS THE PRIORITIZATION CRITERIA THAT WE PLACED AGAINST THE WAITING, VISIBILITY AND VEHICULAR TRIPS.

JUST HOW VISIBLE WILL THE SIGN BE ONCE INSTALLED? AND JUST TO PUT THIS IN CONTEXT.

THE PURPOSE, AGAIN, IS TO MAKE SURE IT'S AN EFFICIENT IMPLEMENTATION.

WE'RE GOING TO BE WORKING WITH THE ENTIRE LIST, ALTHOUGH IT'S PRIORITIZED OUR OBJECTIVE IS TO TRY TO IMPLEMENT ALL THE SIGNS AS MANY AS POSSIBLE.

CONCURRENTLY. SO RELATIVE TO THE CRITERIA, WE HAVE VISIBILITY, VEHICULAR TRIP'S IMPACT TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD EXISTING SIGN VERSUS NO EXISTING SIGN.

THE DATE IT WAS REQUESTED, WAS MADE ABILITY OR WILLINGNESS TO IMPROVE THE ADJACENT AREA AROUND THE NEW SIGN.

AND EACH CRITERIA WAS PROVIDED A SCALE FROM ONE TO FIVE, WITH FIVE BEING THE MOST IMPACT.

LOCATIONS WITH THE HIGHEST POINT TOTAL ARE PRIORITIZED HIGHER WITH DATE REQUESTED, PROVIDING THE TIEBREAKER FOR EACH LOCATION.

THE FINAL CRITERIA, ABILITY AND WILLINGNESS TO IMPROVE THE ADJACENT ERA HAS YET TO BE DETERMINED AND COULD AFFECT THE PRIORITY OF THAT LOCATION.

AND THE GOAL OF THE PRIORITIZATION IS TO SIMPLY MAKE THE IMPLEMENTATION EFFORT MORE EFFICIENT. KEEP IN MIND THAT THE MAJORITY OF THESE LOCATIONS WILL BE WORKED ON SIMULTANEOUSLY, NOT ONE BY ONE.

SO THIS WILL BE A MULTI LOCATION EFFORT TO GAIN TO MAKE THE EASEMENT MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT AND FABRICATION EFFORT AND INSTALLATION EFFORT MORE EFFICIENT.

SO THIS IS THE WAITING LIST FOR THE MOST PART, WITH THE PRIORITIZATION NOW PLUGGED IN AND IS SHOWING HOW, BASED ON THE NUMBERS THAT WERE ASSIGNED AND THE CRITERIA THAT I PREVIOUSLY SHOWED YOU, HOW NOW THE NEW SIGNS THAT HAVE FALLEN ON THE LIST.

SO, FOR EXAMPLE, MAINLAND SEVEN IS NOW PLACED AT NUMBER ONE BECAUSE IT RECEIVED 16 POINTS OUT OF THE CRITERIA THAT WAS APPLIED, MAKING IT MOST IMPACTFUL AND NEEDED TO BE ADDRESSED IMMEDIATELY. AND THE SAME NOW WITH TAMARAC LAKES TAMARAC ON. AND SO. SO THEY CAN JUST STAY ON THE SIDE JUST A LITTLE BIT LEVENT SO THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION CAN JUST SEE HOW THE RANKING HAS PLAYED OUT.

AND RIGHT NEXT TO THE NAME IS THE ORIGINAL RANKING BASED ON THE REQUEST AND THEN THE DISTRICT THESE ARE JUST OUR COMMENTS.

AND THEN THE TOTAL IN THE VERY LEFT IS THE NUMBER OF POINTS THAT HAVE BEEN ATTRIBUTED TO EACH LOCATION BASED ON THE CRITERIA THAT WAS APPLIED.

NEXT SLIDE. AND

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LIKEWISE, I JUST WON'T READ JUST GIVING YOU AN OPPORTUNITY JUST TO SEE WHERE A PARTICULAR HOA MIGHT FALL AS IT RELATES TO THE CRITERIA THAT WAS APPLIED.

AND THAT'S FOR THE NEXT.

AND THIS IS THE LAST SLIDE.

SO I'M GOING TO TAKE YOU THROUGH EACH LOCATION JUST TO TALK ABOUT WHAT IT IS THAT'S PROPOSED FOR EACH AND SOME COMMUNITIES, THERE ARE MULTIPLE SIGNS WHERE WE MIGHT BE PROPOSING ONE OR TWO AND IN OTHER LOCATIONS, WE HAVE FOUND IT BEST TO PLACE THE SIGN ON THE BUFFER WALL SINCE THERE IS NO OTHER LOCATION TO PUT THE SIGN.

AND THIS IS A DESIGN. FOR EXAMPLE, THIS IS MAINLAND SEVEN WHERE THERE IS AN EXISTING BUFFER WALL THAT PROVIDES A GREAT LOCATION FOR US TO PUT THE TWO SIGNS SO THERE ARE TWO POSSIBLE LOCATIONS FOR THIS SIGN.

AND STAFF IS RECOMMENDING PLACING TWO SIGNS BOTH ON THE EXISTING BUFFER WALLS LEADING INTO THE DEVELOPMENT.

AND SO YOU'RE SEEING THAT HERE ON THIS SLIDE.

NEXT. THIS IS TAMARAC LAKE SOUTH.

THERE ARE FOUR POSSIBLE ENTRANCE LOCATIONS FOR THIS SIGNAGE STAFF IS RECOMMENDING PLACING TWO SIGNS BOTH ON THE EXISTING BUFFER WALLS LEADING INTO THE DEVELOPMENT AND THEN THE OTHER TWO LOCATIONS WE'RE STILL WORKING WITH HOA TO DETERMINE WHERE THOSE ARE GOING TO BE LOCATED. NEXT.

FAIRHAVEN, 11 AND 12.

THERE IS ONE POSSIBLE ENTRANCE LOCATION FOR SIGNAGE STAFF RECOMMENDS ONE SIGN FOR EACH SUBDIVISION ON BOTH SIDES OF NW EIGHTY FOURTH TERRACE.

YOU CAN SEE WHERE THE RED ARROWS ARE.

BERMUDA CLUB. THERE ARE FOUR POSSIBLE ENTRANCE LOCATIONS FOR SIGNAGE STAFF RECOMMENDS ONE NEW MONUMENT SIGN LOCATED AT THE CORNER OF NORTHWEST 64TH AVENUE AND NORTHWEST 57TH STREET TO REPLACE THE EXISTING WOODEN SIGN.

NEXT SLIDE. EDGEWATER VILLAGE THERE ARE FOUR POSSIBLE ENTRANCE LOCATIONS FOR SIGNAGE AND STAFF, IS RECOMMENDING ONE NEW MONUMENT SIGN LOCATED IN THE FRONT PROPERTY OF THE EXISTING COMMON AREA FOR THIS DEVELOPMENT ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF NORTHWEST 61ST STREET.

NEXT. COURTS AT WOODLAND THERE IS ONE POSSIBLE ENTRANCE LOCATION FOR SIGNAGE HERE, AND SO STAFF IS RECOMMENDING A NEW MONUMENT SIGN AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF NORTHWEST 58 STREET AND WOODLANDS BOULEVARD.

NEXT SLIDE. MAINLAND'S NINE.

THERE ARE THREE POSSIBLE ENTRANCE LOCATIONS FOR SIGNAGE, AND SO STAFF IS RECOMMENDING PLACING TWO SIGNS BOTH ON EXISTING BUFFER WALL AT THE INTERSECTION OF FIFTY SEVEN STREET AND 70TH AVENUE.

WESTWOOD FOUR, THERE ARE FOUR POSSIBLE ENTRANCE LOCATIONS FOR SIGNAGE, AND SO STAFF IS RECOMMENDING PLACING TWO SIGNS BOTH ON EXISTING BUFFER WALL AND THEN THE OTHER SIGNS WE WILL DETERMINE THOSE LOCATIONS WITH THE HOA.

NEXT SLIDE. HEATHGATE THERE ARE TWO POSSIBLE ENTRANCE LOCATIONS FOR SIGNAGE AND SO STAFF IS RECOMMENDING ONE NEW MONUMENT SIGN WITHIN THE MEDIAN OF NORTHWEST SEVENTIETH AVENUE LEADING ONTO THIS SUBDIVISION FROM THE SOUTH.

SUNFLOWER, THERE IS ONE POSSIBLE ENTRANCE LOCATION FOR SIGNAGE AND STAFF IS RECOMMENDING ONE NEW MONUMENT SIGN IN FRONT OF THE SUBDIVISION CLUBHOUSE PROPERTY.

NEXT IS FORSYTH COLONY, THERE ARE FOUR POSSIBLE ENTRANCE LOCATIONS FOR SIGNAGE.

STAFF IS RECOMMENDED ONE NEW MONUMENT SIGN AT THE FRONT OF THE SUBDIVISION CLUBHOUSE PROPERTY. 9B.

THERE ARE FOUR POSSIBLE ENTRANCE LOCATIONS FOR SIGNAGE AND STAFF IS RECOMMENDING EITHER MODIFYING THE TWO EXISTING SIGNS AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE INTO THIS COMMUNITY OR PROVIDE TWO MONUMENT SIGNS AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE INTO THIS COMMUNITY.

AND THOSE LOCATIONS ARE TO BE DETERMINED.

NEXT. SPRING LAKE, THERE ARE TWO POSSIBLE LOCATIONS FOR SIGNAGE, STAFF IS RECOMMENDED PROVIDING TWO NEW SIGNS ON THE EXISTING PROPERTY WALL TO REPLACE THE EXISTING SIGNAGE ON THESE WALLS, FURTHER DETERMINATION TO REPLACE EXISTING PERIMETER WALL WITH BUFFER WALL PROGRAM MAY IMPACT THESE INSTALLATIONS.

BUT THAT'S WHAT WE'RE RECOMMENDING AT THIS TIME.

NEXT SLIDE. TIMBER POINT, THERE IS ONE POSSIBLE ENTRANCE LOCATION FOR SIGNAGE STAFF RECOMMENDS FURTHER DISCUSSION WITH THE HOA AS THERE IS NO AVAILABLE RIGHT OF WAY TO PLACE ANY SIGNAGE AT THIS ENTRANCE.

NEXT WOODGLEN, THERE IS ONE POSSIBLE ENTRANCE LOCATION FOR SIGNAGE STAFF RECOMMENDS ONE NEW MONUMENT SIGN TO REPLACE THE WOODEN SIGN WITHIN THE COMMON AREA ADJACENT TO WOODLANDS BOULEVARD FOR THIS SUBDIVISION.

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NEXT CYPRESS AT WOODMONT THERE IS ONE POSSIBLE ENTRANCE LOCATION FOR SIGNAGE, SO STAFF IS RECOMMENDING TWO NEW MONUMENT SIGNS TO REPLACE THE TWO EXISTING SIGNS THAT EXIST ON BOTH SIDES OF THIS SUBDIVISION ENTRANCE.

SO THIS COMMUNITY WILL GET TWO SIGNS GOING IN.

CONCORD VILLAGE.

THERE ARE SIX POSSIBLE ENTRANCE LOCATIONS FOR SIGNAGE AND STAFF IS RECOMMENDING TWO SIGNS REPLACE AND EXISTING SIGNAGE ON THE STRUCTURES AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE INTO THIS COMMUNITY FROM UNIVERSITY DRIVE.

THE HOLLOWS THERE IS ONE POSSIBLE ENTRANCE LOCATION FOR SIGNAGE STAFF RECOMMENDS ONE NEW MONUMENT SIGN REPLACING THE EXISTING SIGN AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SUBDIVISION ENTRANCE. MAINLANDS WANTING TO THERE IS ONE POSSIBLE ENTRANCE LOCATION FOR SIGNAGE STAFF RECOMMENDS TWO NEW SIGNS REPLACE AN EXISTING SIGNAGE ON EXISTING STRUCTURES AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE INTO THESE COMMUNITIES FROM COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD.

ISLES OF TAMARAC, THERE ARE FIVE POSSIBLE ENTRANCE LOCATIONS FOR SIGNAGE AND STAFF IS RECOMMENDING PLACING TWO SIGNS BOTH ON EXISTING BUFFER WALL TO BE DETERMINED BY THE HOA.

SPRING LAKES TWO, THERE ARE TWO POSSIBLE ENTRANCE LOCATIONS FOR SIGNAGE.

STAFF RECOMMENDS ONE NEW MONUMENT SIGN WITHIN THE MEDIAN OF THE ENTRANCE TO THE SUBDIVISION LOCATED AT NORTHWEST SEVENTY SEVEN STREET AND NORTHWEST NINETY SIXTH AVENUE.

FOUNTAINS AT TAMARAC CONDOS, THERE IS ONE POSSIBLE ENTRANCE LOCATION FOR SIGNAGE STAFF RECOMMENDS ONE NEW MONUMENT SIGN REPLACING THE EXISTING WOODEN SIGN AT THE FRONT OF THIS PROPERTY. WATERFORD AT WOODMONT.

THERE ARE TWO POSSIBLE ENTRANCE LOCATIONS FOR SIGNAGE STAFF RECOMMEND ONE NEW MONUMENT SIGN REPLACING THE EXISTING WOODEN SIGN LOCATED AT THE NORTHERN ENTRANCE INTO THIS SUBDIVISION. NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS BOULEVARD OF TAMARAC, THERE ARE FIVE POSSIBLE ENTRANCE LOCATIONS FOR SIGNAGE, STAFF RECOMMENDS TWO NEW SIGNS REPLACING THE EXISTING SIGNAGE AND THE EXISTING STRUCTURES. VILLAGE AT WOODLANDS LAKES, THERE ARE TWO POSSIBLE ENTRANCE LOCATIONS FOR SIGNAGE, THE AREA SLATED FOR NEW SIGNAGE HAS BEEN RECENTLY PROVIDED NEW SIGNAGE BY THE HOA ON THEIR OWN.

STAFF NEEDS TO DETERMINE IF THIS REQUEST IS STILL VALID, SO THEY HAVE JUST UPDATED THEIR SIGN. SO WE NEED TO DETERMINE IF THAT'S VALID.

THAT'S THERE IS ONE POSSIBLE ENTRANCE LOCATION FOR SIGNAGE.

CURRENTLY, THIS ENTRANCE HAS THREE SIGNS, TWO ON EITHER SIDE OF THE ENTRANCE AND ONE SIGN LOCATED AT THE GUARDHOUSE.

POSSIBLE ONE NEW MONUMENT SIGN AT THE FRONT OF THE GUARDHOUSE AND TWO NEW SIGNS ON EXISTING WALLS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ENTRANCE.

CAPTIVA, THERE ARE POSSIBLE TWO LOCATIONS FOR SIGNAGE, STAFF IS RECOMMENDING FOR THIS AREA NO SIGNAGE AT THIS TIME SINCE THE EXISTING SIGNAGE IS HIGH QUALITY AND WE BELIEVE SHOULD SUFFICE FOR THIS COMMUNITY.

THE NEXT SLIDE, THE SAME WITH CATALINA LAKES, THERE IS ONE POSSIBLE ENTRANCE LOCATION FOR SIGNAGE. STAFF RECOMMENDS NO SIGNAGE AT THIS LOCATION.

THE SIGNAGE, AS YOU CAN SEE, IS HIGH QUALITY AND WE BELIEVE, AT LEAST FOR NOW, SHOULD SUFFICE FOR THIS COMMUNITY.

WOODMONT TOWNHOMES THERE IS, ONE POSSIBLE ENTRANCE LOCATION FOR SIGNAGE AND STAFF IS RECOMMENDING NO SIGNAGE AT THE EXISTING SIGN IS ALSO HIGH QUALITY AND SHOULD SUFFICE.

SHAKER VILLAGE, THERE ARE TWO POSSIBLE LOCATIONS FOR SIGNAGE, STAFF RECOMMENDS PROVIDING SOME TIME FOR THIS DEVELOPMENT TO PROVIDE A VIABLE PLAN TO READ ABOUT THE CLUBHOUSE BUILDING THAT IS IN BAD DISREPAIR.

OF COURSE, WE BELIEVE THAT SIGNAGE SHOULD GO IN, BUT WOULD LIKE TO COORDINATE THAT WITH THE EFFORTS OF THE NEW CLUBHOUSE BUILDING.

THAT'S WOODLAND SECTION SIX, THERE ARE TWO POSSIBLE ENTRANCE LOCATIONS FOR SIGNAGE STAFF RECOMMENDS ADDING NEIGHBORHOOD SIGNAGE AS A REQUIREMENT FOR THE APPLICATION FOR THE WOODLANDS REDEVELOPMENT EFFORT TO THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT, PROVIDED THAT APPLICATION IS APPROVED BY THE CITY.

NEXT TO THIS SLIDE SUMMARIZES THE CURRENT BUDGET OF ONE MILLION, TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY THOUSAND, THE MONUMENT SIGNS WE KNOW IS AT FORTY THREE THOUSAND TWO SIXTY TWO.

AND THE SIGNS THAT WERE PROPOSING TO BE INSTALLED ON THE BUFFER WALL, THOSE ARE A

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FRACTION OF THE COST FOR THE MONUMENT SIGN.

THOSE ARE SIX THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY DOLLARS.

AND WE HAVE A PROJECTED PROJECT SCHEDULE HERE.

AS MENTIONED BEFORE, WE HAVE ALREADY STARTED REACHING OUT TO THE HOA.

AND SO WE HAVE ALREADY DONE OUR ASSESSMENT OF INTEREST AND WE HAVE DONE SOME FIELD ASSESSMENT ON EACH LOCATION.

AND SO WE ARE DOING THAT THROUGH THE SECOND QUARTER OF THIS YEAR.

FOR THE THIRD AND FOURTH QUARTER, WE'RE GOING TO BE SURVEYING THOSE LOCATIONS AND DEVELOPING THE SIGN DESIGN FOR EACH COMMUNITY AND THEN DRAFTING THE EASEMENT AGREEMENTS THAT GOES WITH EACH SIGN.

IT WILL BE DOING THAT THROUGH THE FOURTH QUARTER OF THIS YEAR.

HOPEFULLY WE CAN START GETTING THESE AGREEMENTS EXECUTED AND EASEMENTS BACK TO US BY THE FOURTH AND THE FIRST QUARTER INTO 2021 AND THEN FABRICATING AND INSTALLING OVER TWENTY SOMETHING SIGNS.

WE EXPECT TO BEGIN FIRST AND SECOND QUARTER OF NEXT YEAR AND IT WILL BE AN ONGOING PROJECT DEPENDENT ON HOW QUICKLY WE GET EASEMENT AGREEMENTS BACK AND AGREEMENT FROM THE HOAS.

THEN WE CAN START INSTALLING AND FABRICATING.

AND THAT'S THE END OF MY PRESENTATION, IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS, I'LL TAKE THEM NOW.

VICE MAYOR, GO AHEAD.

MS. CALLOWAY, IF YOU CAN EXPLAIN THE POINT SYSTEM AGAIN, HOW YOU ARE DERIVED AT WHO GOES FIRST AND WHO GOES LAST, SO TO SPEAK.

SO AS I SAID BEFORE, THE OBJECTIVE COMMISSIONER, VICE MAYOR, IS TO DO THIS AS MUCH AS WE CAN ALL TOGETHER.

BUT WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE ONCE THEY'RE GOING IN, THAT WE PUT SOME EMPHASIS ON LOCATION AND WHAT BROUGHT THE GREATEST IMPACT.

AND SO WE CAME UP WITH THESE CRITERIA AND WE ASSIGNED A FIVE POINT TO ONE TO FIVE FIVE BEING THE MOST TO EACH CRITERIA, THE VERY LAST CRITERIA, WHICH IS THE ABILITY OF THE HOA TO ADD OR ENHANCE DESIGN THAT WAS NOT DEVELOPED YET UNTIL WE GOT INTO THE AGREEMENT PROCESS, THEN THAT WILL DETERMINE HOW MANY POINTS THAT SIGN WOULD GET. WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE ONE SIGNS ARE INSTALLED IF THE HOA WOULD AGREE TO PUT IN LANDSCAPING OR ANY OTHER EFFORTS TO BEAUTIFY THAT LOCATION.

AND SO WE WANTED TO CONSIDER THAT AS WELL.

OK, I UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING EXCEPT FOR THE MOST IMPACT PART.

EXPLAIN THAT PART. THAT WAS A THOUGHT PROCESS THAT WE CAME UP WITH ALL THE CRITERIA MOST IMPACTFUL, WHICH IS WHY WE LOOKED AT VISIBILITY, LOCATION TRIPS.

SO WE WANT YOU KNOW, SO WHEN YOU PUT IT IN THE MOST PEOPLE THAT ARE SEEING THE SIGN, IS THE SIGN LOCATED ON THE MAJOR CORRIDOR, WE LOOKED AT TRIPS BASED ON THAT CORRIDOR AND SO IMPACTFUL MEETING THAT WAS A PART OF THE VISIBILITY CRITERIA.

OK, HOW WILL THE LETTERING MOUNTED, FOR INSTANCE, ON WE'RE PUTTING THE THE SIGN ON A WALL.

IS IT THAT YOU'RE GOING TO PAINT IT ON? IS IT THAT IS GOING TO BE ERECTED? LIKE WHAT IS IT GOING TO LOOK LIKE? SO THE SIGNS THAT ARE GOING ON OUR BUFFER WALL ARE GOING TO BE AND THEY HAVE NOT BEEN FABRICATED YET, BUT IT'S GOING TO BE PLACED ON LIKE A METAL SHEET SHEETING.

SO THE ENTIRE SIGN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE BUFFER WALL SIGNS THAT WE'RE SHOWING YOU.

YEAH, FOR EXAMPLE, THE MAINLAND SEVEN WALL, THAT THAT WOULD BE THE MOST APPROPRIATE EXAMPLE. SO IT'S GOING YEAH, THE ENTIRE SIGN WILL BE ON A METAL SHEET AND THAT WILL THEN BE ATTACHED TO THE WALL.

OK, SO IS THIS A LOW BUDGET OPTION BASED IN COMPARISON TO WHAT WE HAD PREVIOUSLY AGREED ON? VICE MAYOR, IN SOME LOCATIONS, WE JUST DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY OR THE AREA TO INSTALL THE SIGN, PARTICULARLY IN LOCATIONS WHERE THERE ARE BUFFER WALLS.

WE THINK THAT IT PROVIDES A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE THE SIGNAGE THAT'S NEEDED FOR THAT COMMUNITY WITHOUT COMPROMISING OR NOT BEING ABLE TO PROVIDE THE SIGN BECAUSE A BUFFER WALL IS NOW IN THAT LOCATION.

SO FOR AREAS WHERE WE'RE PROPOSING SIGNAGE IN THE BUFFER WALL IS JUST CLEARLY NEW RIGHT OF WAY IN WHICH TO PLACE THOSE SIGNS.

OK, TELL ME AGAIN THE TIMELINE FOR THIS START DATE, END DATE.

SO WE DID IT BY QUARTER AND IF LEVENT CAN PULL THAT SLIDE UP AT THE VERY LAST ONE

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SO, COMMISSIONER, THAT'S THE VICE MAYOR, I APOLOGIZE.

THAT'S THE PROJECTED TIMELINE.

WE HAVE ALREADY DONE A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF ASSESSMENT OF INTEREST THAT'S CONTACTING THE 32 PLUS HOAS THAT'S ON THE WAITING LIST TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THEY STILL HAVE AN INTEREST IN HAVING A SIGN.

AND THEN WE HAVE ALREADY GONE OUT AND DONE SOME LEVEL OF FIELD ASSESSMENT JUST TO DETERMINE WHAT LOCATIONS CAN ACTUALLY FIT A SIGN, WHICH IS HOW WE ARRIVED AT PLACING SIGNS ON A BUFFER WALL BECAUSE WE HAVE GONE OUT AND DETERMINED THAT THE LOCATION IS NOT SUITABLE OR THERE IS NOT ENOUGH ROOM TO DO A FREESTANDING MONUMENT SIGN.

THE SURVEY AND DEVELOPMENT OF SIGN DESIGN FOR EACH LOCATION.

WE HAVE TO THEN PREPARE A SURVEY WHICH IS THEN ATTACHED TO THE DESIGN, AS WELL AS THE EASEMENT AGREEMENT THAT IS THEN DELIVERED TO THE HOA.

SO WE HAVE ALLOTTED SOME TIME FOR SURVEY AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE DESIGN ITSELF FOR THE THIRD AND FOURTH QUARTER OF THIS YEAR.

SO THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR, WE WILL BE DOING THAT DURING THE SURVEY AND DOING SOME DESIGN SO WE CAN AMEND DEVELOPING THE EASEMENT AGREEMENTS.

OK, IT SEEMS LIKE EVERY TIME THIS COMES TO US, IT MOVES ABOUT SIX MONTHS FURTHER.

IN THE LAST PRESENTATION THAT YOU PROVIDED, THE FABRICATION AND INSTALLATION WAS GOING TO BE ON THE FOURTH QUARTER OF 2020.

BUT NOW IT IS ON THE FIRST AND THE SECOND QUARTER OF 2021.

MIGHT YOU ADD WHAT PUSHED THAT SO MUCH FORWARD IN THE FUTURE CORONAVIRUS OR SOMETHING ELSE. SOME OF THAT, I HAVE TO ADMIT, HAS IMPACTED THE SCHEDULE, IN ADDITION TO THAT, IT IS A SIGNIFICANT PROJECT.

OUR OBJECTIVE IS TO TRY AS MUCH AS WE CAN TO DO ALL OF IT AS MANY COMMUNITIES SIMULTANEOUSLY.

AND SO WE HAVE SUFFERED SOME DELAYS FROM THAT AS WELL.

OK, AND WHEN YOU SAY THAT YOU ARE GOING TO INSTALL ALL OF THEM AT ONCE, IS IT THAT FIRST AND SECOND QUARTER YOU'RE GOING TO SEE ALL OF THE SIGNS GOING UP DAY BY DAY, WEEK AFTER WEEK, OR IS IT GOING TO BE UNDER SCHEDULE ONE THROUGH FIVE? 20,25 SO JUST TO CLARIFY, WHEN I SAY ALL THIS ALL AT ONCE, WE ARE GOING TO BE PREPARING, FOR EXAMPLE, A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF EASEMENTS WE'LL SEND THEM OUT INTO THE COMMUNITY, TO THE HOAS, KEEPING IN MIND THAT THE HOAS, MOST OF THEM MIGHT HAVE TO CONDUCT A MEETING, THEN DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT WHO WILL BE SIGNING THE EASEMENT.

THE EASEMENT AGREEMENT HAS CERTAIN LIABILITY AND INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS WE'VE RUN INTO ISSUES WITH SOME COMMUNITIES WHO ARE RELUCTANT TO SIGN THE EASEMENT AGREEMENT BECAUSE OF THE REQUIREMENTS THAT ARE CONTAINED IN IT.

SO AS MANY EASEMENT AGREEMENTS THAT WE GET SIGNED, THOSE THAT WE GET SIGNED AND SENT BACK TO US, THOSE ARE THE ONES THAT WILL FIRST THEN BE SENT OVER TO HAVE THE SIGNED FABRICATED. SO WHILE YOU MIGHT BE AT A HIGHER NUMBER ON THE LIST, A LOT DEPENDS ON HOW QUICKLY THAT HOA TURNS OVER THAT AGREEMENT BACK TO US AND AGREES TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF MAINTAINING THE SIGN AND ENSURING THE SIGN, SO ON AND SO FORTH.

SO ONCE THAT GETS BACK TO US, THOSE EXECUTED EASEMENT AGREEMENT, OF COURSE, NATURALLY WILL MOVE AHEAD BEFORE EVERYONE ELSE AND THEN BE SENT OVER FOR FABRICATION.

SO THERE IS SOME RESPONSIBILITY THAT'S PLACED ON THE HOA TO TURN THESE OVER BACK TO US AS SOON AS THEY GET THEM. OK.

SO LET'S SAY MAINLAND'S SEVEN IS NUMBER ONE, BUT THEY DON'T GET THE AGREEMENT TO US IN TIME AND IT ON THIS SECOND ON THE LIST WOULD NOW BE ASSUMED, NUMBER ONE, WHOEVER GETS US BACK THE EASEMENT. SO WE'LL PROBABLY BE SENDING OUT, SAY, 10 TO 15 EASEMENT AGREEMENTS AT THE SAME TIME. WHOEVER GETS IT BACK TO US SOONER, OF COURSE, WILL BE SLATED NEXT TO HAVE THEIR SIGN FABRICATED.

AND AS I SAID BEFORE, BASED ON OUR EXPERIENCE, WE KNOW THAT OFTENTIMES IT'S NOT THAT QUICKLY. A MEETING WOULD HAVE TO BE CONDUCTED, BY THE HOA TO GET ALL THE MEMBERS IN AGREEMENT WITH SIGNING THE AGREEMENT, SO ON AND SO FORTH.

AND THEN WE HAVE HAD SOME ISSUES WITH HOA NOT FEELING COMFORTABLE WITH ALL THE TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT. AND SO WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH THAT AS WELL.

OK. SO CONVERSELY THEN, IF YOU SEND OUT 10 AGREEMENTS AND SOMEBODY WHO WAS NUMBER 10 ON

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THE LIST SIGNED THE AGREEMENT THE SAME DAY AND SENDS IT BACK, ESSENTIALLY THAT PERSON BECOMES NUMBER ONE TO BE INSTALLED.

READY FOR FABRICATION.

YES. OK, WHAT WILL YOU WHAT SORT OF INFORMATION WILL YOU SEND OUT TO THE COMMUNITY, PERHAPS WHAT YOU JUST SAID WOULD BE BENEFICIAL FOR THE COMMUNITY TO UNDERSTAND BEFORE YOU SEND OUT THE AGREEMENTS TO THAT, PERHAPS YOU CAN SAY IF WE'RE ABOUT TO SEND YOU AGREEMENTS IN THE NEXT TWO TO THREE WEEKS, PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU DON'T SEND THIS AGREEMENT, NUMBER TWENTY FIVE COULD BECOME A NUMBER ONE.

WE OUGHT TO SET THAT LEVEL OF EXPECTATION WITH THE COMMUNITY.

DO YOU THINK THAT THAT WOULD BE A FAIR ASSESSMENT? YES, VICE MAYOR, AND I THINK TO A CERTAIN DEGREE, WE DO THAT WHEN YOU SEND OUT THE EMAIL THAT THE SOONER YOU GET IT BACK TO US.

BUT YES, THAT'S CERTAINLY SOMETHING WE CAN COMMUNICATE TO THEM SO THEY CAN UNDERSTAND THAT THEIR ABILITY TO GET THE SING CAN BE IMPACTED BY HOW DELAYED THEY MIGHT BE IN RETURNING THE AGREEMENT TO US.

YES. AND I'M GETTING YOUR EXPLICIT COMMITMENT TO DOING THAT SO THAT THEY'RE SO THAT WE HAVE THE PROPER EXPECTATIONS SET FOR THE FUTURE, CORRECT? YES, CERTAINLY WE CAN INCLUDE A DISCLAIMER IN THE EMAIL ONCE WE TRANSMIT THE AGREEMENT OVER. YES, OK.

AND THEN MS. CALLOWAY, CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME THE PROJECTED FISCAL IMPACT, BOTH COMMUNITY THAT WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS SIGN.

I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU CANNOT FORESEE THE FUTURE BASED ON THE COMMUNITY'S POINT OF VIEW, BUT AT LEAST TELL US WHAT YOU FEEL WOULD BE AN ACCURATE NUMBER FOR THE COMMUNITIES ON THE COMMUNITY SIDE. AND, OF COURSE, YOU SHOULD HAVE THE NUMBER ON THE CITY SIDE.

WHAT IS THE FISCAL IMPACT FOR INSTALLING THESE SIGNS GOING OUT THE GATE FOR THE CITY.

WELL, WE KNOW THAT THIS BODY APPROVED A BUDGET OF ONE MILLION TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY THOUSAND DOLLARS OF THE INTENT OF WHICH TO GET THE ENTIRE WAITING LIST DONE AROUND THE SAME TIME. SO WE KNOW THAT'S A TOTAL FIGURE RELATED TO THE BUDGET.

WE KNOW THAT A MONUMENT SIGN, IF THE COMMUNITY IS GETTING ONE MONUMENT SIGN, IT'S FORTY THREE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY TWO DOLLARS.

AND AS YOU CAN SEE FROM MY PRESENTATION, THERE ARE SOME COMMUNITIES THAT ARE SLATED TO GET TWO. SO THAT COULD BE UPWARDS OF EIGHTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.

AND IF A COMMUNITY IS GETTING A SIGN ON THE BUFFER WALL, WE KNOW THAT SIX THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY DOLLARS PER SIGN.

SO IT'S A SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT THAT THE CITY IS MAKING INTO THESE COMMUNITIES.

I'M NOT SURE IN TERMS OF THE INSURANCE THAT THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO CARRY THE LIABILITY. AND OTHERWISE, I'M NOT SURE WHAT THAT COST IS.

AND IT MIGHT VARY, BUT I'M NOT SURE WHAT THAT COST IS.

OK, I THINK I DO HAVE THIS INFORMATION, MS. CALLOWAY, BUT PLEASE REMIND ME WHO HOLDS THE CONTRACT TO CONSTRUCT THESE SIGNS.

AS IT IS NOW WE WE ARE CONTRACTED WITH BARON SIGNS.

, BARON? LIKE TO FOR THE AGREEMENT, MAYBE IT PROCEEDS ME.

I DON'T I DON'T RECALL.

THROUGH OUR TYPICAL PROCUREMENT OR SOLICITATION PROCESS, SO I KNOW IT WAS VETTED THROUGH THE PROCUREMENT OFFICE THROUGH OUR TYPICAL SOLICITATION PROCESS.

OK, GOT IT.

ALL RIGHT. THOSE ARE MY QUESTIONS FOR NOW.

OK. COMMISSIONER GELIN? YEA, WHERE IS THE BARON SIGNS HEADQUARTERS? BARON SIGNS IS IN DELRAY OR DEERFIELD, AND I KEEP MIXING UP THE D, I WANT TO SAY DELRAY.

THAT WOULD BE PALM BEACH COUNTY, CORRECT? YEAH, I AM HOPING SOMEONE WILL TEXT ME AND JUST IF I'M WRONG, BUT I'M ALMOST CERTAIN IT'S DELRAY. IF ONE OF THE DIRECTORS IS ON IT AND THEY WANT TO TEXT ME AND CORRECT ME, BUT I THINK IT'S DELRAY.

WHAT IS OUR PROCUREMENT PERSON AVAILABLE? IS OUR PROCURMENT PERSON AVAILABLE.

KEITH, ARE YOU ON?

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I'M NOT SEEING KEITH ON. YES.

ALL RIGHT. ALL RIGHT. WAS THIS RFP ISSUED BEFORE OR AFTER OUR LOCAL PREFERENCE AND WHICH RFP NOW, I WAS I WAS WALKING IN THE OTHER ROOM.

RELATED TO THE THESE SIGNS.

OH, THAT WAS WELL BEFORE.

OK, THAT WAS A COUPLE OF YEARS BEFORE.

YES. OK, SO THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THERE PLENTY OF SIGN COMPANIES HERE IN BROWARD COUNTY AND THIS JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF A SITUATION WHERE THERE'S NO REASON WHY WE SHOULDN'T BE ABLE TO FIND A LOCAL VENDOR IN BROWARD COUNTY TO DO A JOB LIKE THIS.

BUT THAT'S FOR THE FUTURE.

THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MAXINE.

IS THIS A LISTING OF EVERY COMMUNITY THAT IS CURRENTLY ON OUR WAITING LIST? YES, IT IS. OK, ARE WE ACCEPTING ANY NEW COMMUNITY NAMES FOR THAT LIST? AS YOU KNOW, I WAS ASKING YOU ABOUT A COMMUNITY THAT ASKED ME.

WE HAVE NOT SAID AND I DON'T KNOW THE DATE, I NEED TO GO BACK AND LOOK AT THE DATE WE HAVE ADDED THE LAST.

WE HAVE NOT FORMALLY CLOSED THE LIST, COMMISSIONER.

SO I WOULD SAY YOU CAN STILL SEND IT IN WITH A DISCLAIMER, OF COURSE, THAT IF FUNDS ARE EXHAUSTED, WOULD EITHER HAVE TO COME BACK TO YOU FOR FUNDING, BUT IT WOULD HELP IF THEY WOULD STILL SEND IT IN.

OK. HOW QUICKLY DO YOU THINK WE WILL GET THESE LETTERS OUT TO THESE COMMUNITIES TO KNOW WHICH ONES ARE STILL INTERESTED AND WHICH ONES WILL ACCEPT THE TERMS BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT'S SOMETIMES AN ISSUE.

SO WE'VE BROKEN UP THE PROCESS A BIT.

WE'VE ALREADY GONE OUT AND DONE THE INITIAL ASSESSMENT AND SO EVERYONE FOR THE MOST PART, WE'VE PRESENTED TONIGHT HAVE EXPRESSED A CONTINUED INTEREST IN GETTING THE SIGN.

WE HAVE NOT YET CREATED THE EASEMENT AGREEMENT.

WE EXPECT TO DO THAT TOWARDS THE END OF THIS QUARTER AND THEN THAT'S WHEN YOU START SENDING IT OUT. BUT FOR THE MOST PART, EVERYONE WE PRESENTED TONIGHT HAVE ALREADY EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN STAYING ON THE SIGN AND STAYING ON THE LIST AND RECEIVING A SIGN. THAT'S EXCELLENT.

OK. ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER GELIN YOUR HAND WAS RAISED AGAIN.

I JUST A QUICK QUESTION, SO IT LOOKS LIKE WE ARE CREATING SIGNS FOR COMMUNITIES THAT MAYBE WERE OLDER OR DON'T HAVE A SIGN THAT SAYS PLEASANT AS MAYBE SOME OF THE NEW COMMUNITIES, LIKE I KNOW MY COMMUNITY DOESN'T NEED A SIGN.

SO ON THEIR PROVISIONS, IT'S ALMOST LIKE WE'RE IT'S LIKE WE'RE GIVING A CHECK TO THESE HOA COMMUNITIES COMMUNITY THAT DON'T NEED A SIGN? AND WHAT DO YOU MEAN PROVISIONS IF THEY DON'T NEED A SIGN.

LIKE, SO IT'S ALMOST SO WE'RE PAYING FOR THESE SIGNS, RIGHT? YES, WE ARE. OK, SO THIS IS ALMOST LIKE WE'RE TAKING WORK AWAY FROM THESE COMMUNITIES.

LIKE TYPICALLY ARE THESE SIGNS CREATED BY THE HOAS OR THE COMMUNITIES THEMSELVES.

TYPICALLY, BUT I THINK THIS IS SOMETHING A POLICY OR ESTABLISHED BY THIS BODY.

THIS IS A PROGRAM THAT YOU WANTED TO FUND AND THE SIGNAGE THAT YOU WANTED TO PROVIDE.

OK, SO THIS WAS BEFORE I GOT ON THE COMMISSION, CORRECT? YES. STARTED WITH.

YES. THANK YOU.

VICE MAYOR. THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

I KNOW THAT THIS IS COMING UP FOR A VOTE, SO I WANTED TO PUT A COUPLE OF COMMENTS ON RECORD AND THE CITY CLERK CAN TAKE NOTE.

I DON'T NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THE SCORING SYSTEM.

I DON'T NECESSARILY AGREE WITH HOW THE COMMUNITIES FALL.

I THINK THAT THEY ARE A LITTLE BIT DISPROPORTIONATE, SO TO SPEAK.

I'M NOT KNOCKING OUR DISTRICT FOUR, BUT THERE ARE SIGNS ALL OVER DISTRICT FOUR ALREADY, YOU KNOW, AND SO THERE ARE A COUPLE OF SIGNS THAT ARE SLATED TO GO BACK ON THAT LIST.

THEY ARE DESERVING OF OF THE SIGNS, ESPECIALLY PINEAPPLE PARK, SO TO SPEAK.

SO I'M NOT KNOCKING THAT DISTRICT, BUT I DON'T NECESSARILY AGREE WITH HOW THE LIST FALLS

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WITH WHERE THE COMMUNITIES ARE.

FOR INSTANCE, COMMUNITIES LIKE MAINLANDS ONE AND TWO THAT IS NOW IN THE 20S SHOULD AND SHOULD NOT NECESSARILY BE THERE.

I THINK MAINLANDS ONE AND TWO IS A FABULOUS COMMUNITY, A GREAT COMMUNITY.

I THINK THAT THEY SHOULD BE NUMBER ONE.

THE COMMERCIAL 441 CORRIDOR H AS A LOT OF TRAFFIC, LOTS OF VISIBILITY THAT YOU WOULD SEE YOU WOULD SEE ON THAT CORRIDOR.

SO I THINK, YOU KNOW, HOW THAT IS STRUCTURED COULD HAVE BEEN JUST A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT.

THERE ARE COMMUNITIES WHO ARE ACTIVELY ASKING FOR THE SIGNS FOR A VERY LONG TIME.

I KNOW MY DISTRICT.

I DON'T KNOW THE OTHER DISTRICTS.

SO IT WOULDN'T BE FAIR FOR ME TO SAY, WELL, YOU KNOW, THE OTHERS ARE NOT ASKING FOR SIGNS AND STUFF. BUT I KNOW THAT CERTAINLY, YOU KNOW, DISTRICTS I MEAN, COMMUNITIES LIKE BERMUDA CLUB HAVE BEEN ASKING FOR THEIR SIGN FOR MONTHS.

SO I HOPE THAT THEY GET IT.

AND I KNOW THAT THEY IT WILL BE THE MAYOR THIS TIME, NOT ME, TO DELIVER THE NEWS THAT THEY'RE NOT GOING TO RECEIVE THEIR SIGN BY THANKSGIVING.

AND SO, FOR INSTANCE, YOU KNOW, SHAKER VILLAGE, I UNDERSTAND THAT, YOU KNOW, THEY'RE COMMUNITY IS IN DISARRAY WITH THE CLUBHOUSE AND THAT SORT OF STUFF.

BUT THERE'S ANOTHER ENTRANCE AND BAILEY ROAD THAT WOULD BE WORTHY FOR A SIGN AND HAS A LOT OF TRAFFIC.

AND THE IMPACT WOULD BE WOULD BE GREAT AS WELL FOR WHERE VISIBILITY IS CONCERNED.

YOU KNOW, SO THAT'S THOSE ARE JUST MY TWO CENTS.

OBVIOUSLY, I'M NOT GOING TO VOTE AGAINST SOMETHING LIKE THIS.

BUT THE LIST AND HOW THE COMMUNITY'S FALL, IT MAKES ME A LITTLE BIT UNCOMFORTABLE.

I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE ARE COMMUNITIES THAT DON'T NEED A SIGN BECAUSE THEIR SIGN IS STABLE AND IT LOOKS GOOD AND THAT SORT OF STUFF.

BUT IF WE ARE STRIVING TO BE A COMMUNITY THAT LOOKS UNIFORMED AND LOOK LIKE ONE COMMUNITY, ONE TAMARAC WHEN YOU GO INTO COMMUNITIES AND THAT SORT OF STUFF, YOU EVERYTHING LOOKS UNIFORM.

AND THAT'S THE STUFF WE SHOULD HAVE STRIVED TO GET, THE KIND OF STILL OFFER THOSE COMMUNITIES SIGNS, ALSO VILLAGE ON WOODLAND I THINK A MIX OF THAT COMMUNITY. THEY LITERALLY JUST THE OTHER DAY, I THINK, INSTALLED A NEW MONUMENT SIGN.

IT IS NOT AS GOOD LOOKING AS THE CITY'S SIGN, BUT THEY INSTALLED A NEW SIGN.

SO, YOU KNOW, WHAT ARE WE DOING TO LET COMMUNITIES KNOW THAT THIS SIGN PROGRAM IS STILL GOING TO HAPPEN BECAUSE I THINK A LOT OF THEM ARE JUST GOING AHEAD WITH THEIR WITH THEIR WITH THEIR PLANS TO PUT SIGNS AND THEY'RE LIKE, OK, WELL, THE CITY IS NOT DOING ANYTHING.

SO LET'S JUST DO OUR THING.

SO MAYBE BY 2021, WHEN THAT WHEN THIS GETS PUSHED BACK JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE, BECAUSE I THINK IT MAY, THEY'LL JUST GET FRUSTRATED AND AND PUT IN THEIR OWN SIGNS.

THEN WHAT? YOU KNOW, FINALLY, YOU KNOW, I ALWAYS SAY THESE THINGS AND.

PRETTY MUCH SAY HOW THINGS WILL HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE AND THE COMMISSION WOULD ALWAYS SAY, OH, NO, NO, NO, NO, YOU KNOW, THIS IS JUST NOT GOING TO HAPPEN THIS WAY OR THIS IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN THAT WAY. AND THEN ONE YEAR OR TWO YEARS LATER.

WE COME BACK AND THEN YOU'RE LIKE, OH, COMMISSIONER MARLON BOLTON'S RIGHT, SO I'LL SEE YOU AT THE SECOND QUARTER OF 2021 WITH ANOTHER UPDATE TELLING US THAT IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN IN 2022. HOW'S THAT? THAT'S IT, MADAM MAYOR. THANK YOU.

IF THERE ARE NO COMMENTS.

IF I MIGHT MAKE A CORRECTION FOR THE RECORD.

AND I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO THE FOUR TEXTS THAT I RECEIVED WITH THAT INFORMATION.

SO I JUST WANTED TO UPDATE AND CORRECT THE RECORD.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

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THANK YOU, SO I'M JUST GOING TO.

SAY MY COMMENTS HERE AND ACTUALLY, VUCE MAYOR, I GUESS I'LL PROTECT YOU FOR THE PROMISE THAT YOU MADE AT THAT MEETING, KNOWING THAT WE WERE NOT NECESSARILY GOING TO MAKE NOVEMBER 2020.

SO I'LL TAKE CARE OF THAT FOR YOU.

AND BUT I'M SURE THEY'LL BE HAPPY TO KNOW THAT IT'S COMING.

AND IF I HEARD MS. CALLOWAY CORRECTLY, THEY'VE BEEN IN COMMUNICATION WITH THEM.

KNOWING THAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THESE COMMUNITIES FOR SO LONG, I AM SURE THAT MAXINE'S OFFICE HAS BEEN IN TOUCH WITH THE NUMEROUS ONES OF THEM.

THERE WAS ONE COMMUNITY THAT WAS READY TO PAY FOR THEIR OWN SIGN AND DO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY ABOUT REIMBURSEMENT.

I UNDERSTAND THAT WE'VE HAD SOME CHALLENGES WITH TRYING TO GET THIS GOING SO IT WOULD NOT BE PUSHED FORWARD AGAIN AND AGAIN, WHICH IS WHY THE COMMISSION MADE THE= VOTE FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE FUNDS, THE BUDGET OF THE FUNDS.

SO IF YOU DO THIS ALL AT ONE TIME AND GET IT DONE AT ONE TIME FOR THE UNIFORMITY, WHILE I AGREE WITH THE CONCEPT OF HAVING THE UNIFORMITY, I THINK THE MIND FRAME IS THAT THE NEW THE NEWER MONUMENT SIGNS WILL BE ONE THAT WILL BE ABLE TO BE LOOKED AT AT A LATER DATE FOR POSSIBLY CHANGING OVER TO WHAT THE CITY HAS WHEN THE FUNDING IS AVAILABLE.

THE BIG THING IS OBVIOUSLY MAKING SURE WE SPEND FUNDS WISELY.

I LIKE THE PIVOT. I LIKE THE NEW DESIGN AND THE IDEA AND THE CONCEPT WHERE BECAUSE IT'S GETTING EXPENSIVE, BUT IT'S WORTH IT AND THE PROPERTY VALUES ARE GOING UP AND EVERYTHING IS LOOKING GREAT. AND OUR RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS LOVE WHAT THEY'RE SEEING WHEN THEY'RE DRIVING OUR STREETS AND WHEN THE COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE THE MONUMENT SIGNS UP ARE COMING HOME. I THINK THE IDEA OF PUTTING IT ON THE WALLS HAS BEEN A REALLY GOOD IDEA.

SO I APPRECIATE THE DEVELOPMENT AND ALL THE PEOPLE IN PLANNINGS FOR THEIR CREATIVITY FOR DOING THAT. ON THAT NOTE, I WOULD LIKE TO ASK, WHEN IT COMES TO GREEN HAVEN, I KNOW THAT THEY HAVE COMPLAINED FOR YEARS ABOUT THEIR SIGN THAT WAS ON PINE ISLANDS THAT GOT KNOCKED DOWN WHEN THE COUNTY REDID PINE ISLAND.

AND SO THEY HAVE ASKED FOR THEY WANTED THEIR SIGNAGE THERE, TOO.

SO I KNOW WE HAVE THINGS BUDGETED HERE.

BUT I AM WONDERING, MAXINE, IF IN OUR REPORT HERE, I ONLY MAYBE HEARD ONE.

HOPEFULLY IT WAS TWO FOR BOTH THE ENTRYWAYS FOR THEIR COMMUNITY TO RECEIVE THE.

I GUESS THE METAL ONE THAT YOU SAID WAS GOING TO GO ON THERE, THAT IF I UNDERSTAND THE PHOTO AS WELL, IS GOING TO LOOK SIMILAR TO WHAT OUR DESIGN IS ALREADY, THAT'S JUST GOING TO BE PLACED ON THE WALL.

MAXINE CAN YOU LET US KNOW? YEAH, FOR FAIR HAVEN 11 AND GREEN HAVEN 12.

THERE IS ONE POSSIBLE ENTRANCE LOCATION FOR SIGNAGE, SO WE'RE RECOMMENDING ONE SIGN FOR THAT SUBDIVISION. AND ON BOTH SIDES OF NORTHWEST 84TH TERRACE.

RIGHT, BUT THERE'S ACTUALLY YES, THAT'S TRUE. YES.

THAT'S ONE SIDE TO THE RIGHT IS FAIR HAVEN, TO THE LEFT IS GREEN HAVEN.

YES, BUT IF YOU GO UP PINE ISLAND, WHERE OUR WALL WENT ALL THE WAY UP TO EIGHT HOMES, APPROXIMATELY EIGHT OR THAT STREET, THERE WAS WELL, WHERE THERE USED TO BE A SIGN PRIOR TO THE COUNTY ACCIDENTALLY KNOCKING DOWN AND NOT REPLACING IT.

THEY HAVE WANTED A SIGN THERE ALL THIS TIME AS WELL.

SO IF YOU WOULD, CAN YOU SINCE IT'S NOT CLOSED YET TO THE LIST ON THE WALL THERE FOR THEM TOO.

SURE. WE'LL LOOK AT THAT. THANK YOU.

AND IF YOU WOULD, PLEASE SEND THE NEWEST SIGN UPDATE AROUND, IF YOU CAN FOR US TO LOOK AT. SURE.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE. COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

THANK YOU, MAXINE I JUST WANTED TO MAKE A COMMENT, SOMETHING I HEARD KIND OF RANG A BELL WITH ME.

WHEN THEY SIGN IN PINEAPPLE PARK WAS BEING INSTALLED I WAS OUT THERE BECAUSE I WAS SO EXCITED. THIS WAS OUR FIRST SIGN THERE.

AND EVERY RESIDENT IN THAT COMMUNITY CAME OUT.

THEY WERE SO EXCITED TO HAVE THIS SIGN.

IT WAS SUCH A NICE UPDATE FOR THEM.

THEN I RODE THROUGH WEEK AFTER WEEK AND PEOPLE STARTED FIXING UP THEIR PLACES, TOO.

THAT WAS THE START OF THE SNOWBALL EFFECT.

SO MAYBE WE NEED TO KEEP THAT IN MIND FOR SOME OF OUR TIRED COMMUNITIES.

THAT MIGHT JUST BE THE IMPETUS FOR THEM TO TO START THE BALL ROLLING OF EVERYBODY

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PITCHING IN. AND THEY TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN THIS.

I MEAN, THEY WERE SO EXCITED ABOUT THAT SIGN.

AND IT SHOWS IT SHOWS IN THE COMMUNITY.

IT REALLY DOES. SO I JUST WANTED TO PASS THAT ALONG AS MAYBE A THOUGHT FOR YOU.

THANK YOU. EXCELLENT.

SO THERE'S NO OTHER COMMENTS I NEED A MOTION AND A SECOND.

DO I NEED A MOTION AND SECOND ON THIS? NO, THIS IS JUST THE DISCUSSION.

ALL RIGHT. IT'S JUST AN UPDATE.

JUST AN UPDATE. ALL RIGHT.

IT IS 9:45.

WE'RE TAKING A TEN MINUTE BREAK.

SEE YOU BACK HERE AT 9:55.

WE'RE IN RECESS. WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.

IT IS 9:55, AND WE ARE BACK ON THE RECORD.

AND AT THIS TIME, WE'RE UP TO 13D.

[13.d. Traffic Calming ]

AND THERE'S TRAFFIC CALMING REQUESTED BY MYSELF, AND I SEE THAT JACK STRAIN WITH PUBLIC SERVICES, OUR PUBLIC SERVICES DIRECTOR HAS A PRESENTATION, SO IF YOU WOULD.

JACK.

LEVENT, COULD YOU PLEASE PUT THE PRESENTATION UP, PLEASE? OK, SO THE PURPOSE IN 2004 THE CITY OF TAMARAC, TRAFFIC CALMING POLICY WAS IMPLEMENTED TO OUTLINE THE NECESSARY PROCEDURES FOR DETERMINING WHERE TRAFFIC CALMING DEVICES CAN BE INSTALLED WITHIN THE CITY IN ORDER TO HELP MITIGATE THE NEGATIVE IMPACT OF SPEEDING.

CUT THROUGH TRAFFIC ON RESIDENTIAL STREETS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

CURRENT POLICY, STEP ONE INITIATION, A NEIGHBORHOOD REQUEST WHICH REQUIRES A MINIMUM OF FIVE SIGNATURES FROM OWNERS OF FIVE SEPARATE PROPERTIES TO INITIATE A STUDY, STEP TWO PETITION. GREAT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. THANK YOU.

PETITION AND CREATE AN EFFECTIVE AREA MAP.

AND THEN THE CONTACT PERSON IS REQUIRED TO OBTAIN SIGNATURES OF AT LEAST SIXTY SEVEN PERCENT OF THE AFFECTED PROPERTY OWNERS THAT ARE RESPONDING FAVORABLY TO TRAFFIC CALMING.

NEXT SLIDE. STEP THREE, TRAFFIC ENGINEERING STUDY, THE ENGINEERING STAFF WILL REQUEST BROWARD COUNTY ENGINEERING TO CONDUCT A TRAFFIC STUDY.

THE STUDY SHALL INCLUDE WEEKDAY TWENTY FOUR HOUR TRAFFIC VOLUME COUNT AND SPEED STUDY.

STEP FOUR NEXT SLIDE.

THANK YOU. STEP FOUR, ENGINEERING STAFF ANALYSIS AND CLASSIFICATION QUALIFYING ROADWAY.

VOLUME. A WEEKDAY VOLUME OF GREATER THAN FIVE HUNDRED VEHICLES PER DAY, OR YOU CAN GO DOWN TO FOUR HUNDRED IF YOU'RE WITHIN IF YOU'RE A NEIGHBORHOOD THAT DOESN'T HAVE ANY SIDEWALKS OR YOU WITHIN TWO MILES OF A SCHOOL OR A PARK.

SPEED. MEASURED AT THE 85TH PERCENTILE OF SIX MILES PER HOUR OR GREATER IN EXCESS OF THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT.

BOTH OF THESE VOLUME AND SPEED REQUIREMENTS WERE REDUCED FOR COMMISSION REQUEST IN 2015.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

STEP FIVE NEIGHBORHOOD WORKSHOP.

CITY STAFF SCHEDULES A NEIGHBORHOOD WORKSHOP MEETING WITH THE AFFECTED RESIDENTS TO REVIEW THE PRELIMINARY STUDY AND TO RECEIVE COMMENTS ON CONCEPTUAL DESIGN OF TRAFFIC CALMING MEASURES. STEP SIX, A RECOMMENDATION TO THE CITY MANAGER, STEP SEVEN WOULD BE THE ACTUAL PROJECT DESIGN DESIGN IS BASED ON COMMUNITY INPUT, BEST ENGINEERING PRACTICES, BOTH LOCAL AND NATIONAL STANDARDS.

STEP EIGHT WOULD BE TO INSTALL THE TRAFFIC CALMING DEVICES.

LAST SLIDE QUESTIONS.

WELL, THANK YOU FOR THAT.

BEFORE WE GET TO QUESTIONS, WELL, I WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU WHY I HAVE BROUGHT THIS FORWARD. AND YES, WE DID WORK ON THIS IN 2015.

AND ACTUALLY, MAYBE I'LL ASK YOU THIS QUESTION FIRST JOE.

WELL, MR. STRAIN SORRY.

WITH THE NEW POLICIES THAT WE PUT FORTH IN 2015 HOW MANY COMMUNITIES WERE ABLE TO RECEIVE TRAFFIC CALMING THAT THEY HAD ASKED FOR ON THE NEW POLICY.

WE WERE TRYING TO FIND THAT OUT, BUT SINCE 2018, SINCE THREE APPLICATIONS.

ONE HAS ACTUALLY BEEN BUILT, THE OTHER ONE IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING DESIGNED, AND THE THIRD IS STILL IN THE STAGE OF TRYING TO GET THE SIGNATURES.

OUR RECORDS ARE A LITTLE SQUIRRELY BECAUSE WHEN

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CAPTURE HER FILES CORRECTLY OR WHATEVER.

AND SO WE'VE BEEN KIND OF STRUGGLING TO GRASP ALL THE DIFFERENT AREAS THAT MADE THE POLICY. BUT THE POLICY WAS REDUCED IN 2015.

AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE COMPARISON, WE'RE AT THE LOW END OF EVERYTHING.

VEHICLE COUNTS MILES PER HOUR.

WE KNOW WE WANTED TO LOWER IT, BUT WE WANTED TO ALSO BE REASONABLE.

AND THE ONE THING THAT PEOPLE DON'T THINK ABOUT AND I TALKED TO CAPTAIN PERCY, THE CHIEF PERCY, TO KIND OF IF HE WANTED TO SPEAK AT ALL ON THIS.

BUT THERE ARE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES TO THESE TRAFFIC CALMING DEVICES.

IF THERE'S A NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE THERE HAS SPEEDING AND YOU'RE GOING TO INCUR SAFE DRIVING BY PUTTING THEM IN, THEN BY ALL MEANS DO SO.

BUT WE DON'T WANT THEM TO PROLIFERATE THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOODS BECAUSE EVERY ONE OF THOSE BUMPS THAT A AMBULANCE HAS TO GO OVER DELAYS THEIR RESPONSE TIME.

AND DEPENDING ON WHO YOU LISTEN TO, ANYWHERE BETWEEN EIGHT TO 15 SECONDS AND PERCY IS ALWAYS TRYING TO STRIVE, CAPTAIN CHIEF PERCY IS ALWAYS TRYING TO TIME. AND, YOU KNOW, EVERY ONE OF THOSE BUMPS HAS TO GO OVER IMPEDES THAT PROCESS.

SO IT'S NOT TO SAY THAT WE DON'T WANT THEM, BUT WE ONLY WANT THEM WHERE NEEDED.

AND THAT'S WHY, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY, WELL, THE PROCESS IS SO DIFFICULT AND IT'S NOT DIFFICULT BECAUSE WE LIKE TO MAKE IT DIFFICULT.

IT'S DIFFICULT BECAUSE WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THE NEIGHBORHOOD WANTS THE TRAFFIC CALMING DEVICES INSTALLED WHEN THIS TRAFFIC CALMING FIRST CAME TO LIGHT AND ALL THE CITIES WERE INSTALLING THEM, AT FIRST A PERSON WOULD GO TO COMMISSIONER AND THE COMMISSIONER WOULD SAY, OK, AND THEY GO THROUGH A SPEED BUMP DOWN IN FRONT OF SOMEBODY'S HOUSE AND THE PERSON IN THAT HOUSE WOULD COME OUT SCREAMING AND GOING, WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS? I DIDN'T ASK FOR THIS. AND SO THERE'S A THERE WAS A HUGE BACKLASH AND STUFF.

AND SO WE JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN WE DO INSTALL THEM, WE'RE DOING THEM FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS AND FOR THE REASONS THAT EVERYONE WANTS AND NOT A FEW.

YOU KNOW, IT'S A SIXTY SEVEN PERCENT APPROVAL RATING IS AT THE VERY LOW END OF MOST OF THE CITY. SOME OF THE CITIES REQUIRE 70 AND ANOTHER CITY REQUIRES 80 PERCENT.

SO, YOU KNOW, WE'RE NOT ALONE.

AND WE DIDN'T JUST PULL THOSE NUMBERS OUT OF THE AIR.

THEY'RE BASED ON LOGIC AND AND GOOD PRACTICES, WHICH OTHER MUNICIPALITIES ARE ALSO PRACTICING AT THE SAME TIME.

SO. AND I'LL GET OFF MY PULPIT HERE.

WELL, I APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS AND BASICALLY AND, YOU KNOW, I'VE BEEN ONE OF THOSE COMMISSIONERS COMING TO YOU AND SAYING, MY COMMUNITIES WANT THIS, COMMUNITIES WANT THIS HELP, HELP, HELP. AND SO I KNOW WE WORKED FOR 2015 TO DO WHAT WE DID.

BUT IN 2020 FIVE YEARS LATER, WE STILL HAVE SOME COMMUNITIES STILL COMPLAINING ABOUT THE NEED FOR SPEED BUMPS OR TRAFFIC CALMING IN THE COMMUNITIES WITH MORE AND MORE PEOPLE.

WELL, NOT NECESSARILY DURING CORONA POSSIBLY, BUT WITH TRAFFIC ON THE ROADS FOR OUR MAJOR ARTERIES.

WE HAVE PEOPLE CUTTING THROUGH OUR SMALLER COMMUNITIES.

THEY KNOW HOW TO GET THROUGH TO GO FROM FIFTY SEVEN UP TO BROOKWOOD AND OUT ON MCNAB, AND THEY DO IT ON ALL SIDES OF TOWN.

SO IT JUST SEEMS THAT WHAT THE RELIEF IS, NOT THAT WE TRIED TO DO FIVE YEARS AGO IS NOT THERE. I KNOW THAT WHEN COMMUNITIES HAVE ASKED FOR TRAFFIC CALMING, WE'VE TRIED TO HAVE THERE'S ANYTHING ELSE THAT CAN BE DONE OTHER THEN SPEED PUMPS.

MAYBE PUT A TRAFFIC CIRCLE IN THERE.

AND IN SOME OF THE OLD DEVELOPMENTS THERE JUST ISN'T ROOM.

IN SOME PLACES WE PUT IN BIKE LANES TO INCORPORATE TO TRY TO SLOW DOWN PEOPLE.

BUT THOSE ARE MORE.

SOME OF THE LESSER ARTERIALS, I BELIEVE, IS WHAT YOU CALL THEM, BUT NOT ALWAYS CAN WE THROW IN A BIKE LANE AND WE'RE ADDING ONE DANGER TO WHERE SOME OF THESE ROADS, IF WE WERE TO TRY TO THINK ABOUT PUTTING THEM IN THERE.

SO I UNDERSTAND WE REQUIRE PETITION OF THE AT SIXTY SEVEN PERCENT OR MORE, FIVE HUNDRED CARS OVER SIX MILES AN HOUR DURING THAT SET TIME FRAME.

AND MOST OF THE REQUEST IS MY UNDERSTANDING, HAS BEEN THAT THEY WILL FAIL REGARDING THE FIVE HUNDRED CARS OVER THE SIX MILES PER HOUR DURING OVER THE SPEED LIMIT DURING THAT SET TIME FRAME. SO MY REQUEST WAS FOR CONSIDERATION TO MODIFY THE PROGRAM, SOMETHING TOWARDS

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THIS. IF THE COMMUNITY GOES THROUGH ABOVE AND THEY CANNOT, THEY HAVE HAVE THE SIGNED SIXTY SEVEN PERCENT OR MORE OF THE HOMEOWNERS, BUT THEY CAN'T OBTAIN TRAFFIC CALMING FOR THE 500 CARS OVER THE SIX MILES PER HOUR OVER.

THEN MAYBE WE CAN HAVE A NEXT STEP OF THE COMMUNITY HAS TO GET 80 PERCENT OR 90 PERCENT, WHATEVER SET PERCENTAGE THAT WE CAN DISCUSS OF THE HOMEOWNERS TO SIGN A PETITION STATING THAT THEY WANT THIS, STATING THEY UNDERSTAND ABOUT THE DISCUSSION WITH OUR FIRE RESCUE FOR THE POSSIBLE IMPEDIMENTS TO THE COMMUNITY, FOR THEIR SERVICE AND GIVING THEM EVERYTHING, WHICH I KNOW IS WHY WE HAVE A WORKSHOP.

AND IF THEY STILL APPLY THAT THEY WANTED, THEN THE CITY WILL INSTALL THE TRAFFIC CALMING MEASURES BASED ON AN AGREEMENT WITH THE COMMUNITY THAT IT HAS TO BE THERE FOR A MINIMUM OF 10 YEARS. IF WITHIN ANY TIME BEFORE THE TEN YEARS THE COMMUNITY HAS DECIDED THAT THEY CHANGED THEIR MIND, THEN THE COMMUNITY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR REPAYMENT OF PUTTING THE STREET BACK TO THE WAY IT WAS OR PAYING THE CITY TO PUT THE STREET BACK THE WAY IT WAS BECAUSE I THINK THE CITY'S BETTER AT PROBABLY THAT ASPHALTING STUFF THAN MAKING A HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION DEAL WITH IT. BUT THAT'S WHAT I WAS WONDERING, IF WE CAN THINK ABOUT A SECONDARY LEVEL, BECAUSE WE HAVE THESE ASSOCIATIONS WHO SWEAR THEY WANT THIS AND THEY JUST FEEL LIKE THEY'RE BEING THERE'S NO OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM.

AND IF THEY FEEL LIKE THEY'RE BANGING THE HEAD AGAINST THE WALL AND THAT'S WHY SOME OF THEIR RESIDENTS HAVE SAID THEY'RE NOT GOING TO SIGN THE PETITION BECAUSE IT MAKES NO SENSE. THEY FEEL THEY'RE NEVER GOING TO GO ANYWHERE.

SO I THROW THIS OUT THERE FOR DISCUSSION, JACK.

YEARS THAT DIDN'T MAKE THE TRAFFIC NUMBERS.

OK, EVERYBODY ELSE MADE THE TRAFFIC NUMBERS.

NOW WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT DON'T WANT TO GET AND WE WE WE GIVE THEM A TIME LIMIT TO GATHER THE SIGNATURES, BUT WE DON'T ENFORCE IT AT ALL.

WE'VE GIVEN ONE I THINK ONE COMMUNITY LIKE TWO YEARS, AND THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO DO IT LIKE SIX MONTHS. BUT WE'RE NOT THERE TO TRY AND ENTICE THEM TO FAIL.

WE'RE THERE TO TRY TO GET THEM TO ACTUALLY BE SUCCESSFUL.

BUT WE CAN'T DO IT FOR THEM.

AND I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE ANECDOTALLY TELLING YOU WE WOULDN'T MAKE THE NUMBERS, IF THEY DON'T FINISH THE PETITION.

THEY DON'T KNOW. AND I THINK THEY'RE USING THAT AS AN EXCUSE TO NOT GO THROUGH THE PROCESS AND ACTUALLY DO IT THE WAY THE POLICY IS SET UP.

AND I JUST I KNOW IT'S A LOT OF WORK, BUT IT'S OBVIOUSLY A HUGE IMPACT ON THAT NEIGHBORHOOD. AND WE WE DON'T WANT TO NEGATIVELY IMPACT THE NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE TWENTY FIVE PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE WANTED IT AND SEVENTY FIVE PERCENT DIDN'T.

AND SO THE FACTS ARE THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE ACTUALLY GONE THROUGH THE PETITION PROCESS, YOU KNOW, THERE'S ONE IN COMMISSIONER PLACKO'S NEIGHBORHOOD THAT'S GOING TO GET A VERY NICE WE ACTUALLY DOING TRAFFIC CIRCLES, ET CETERA.

WE ACTUALLY HAD ONE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT DIDN'T WANT TRAFFIC CIRCLES.

I DON'T GET THAT, YOU KNOW, BUT WE WENT OUT AND MET WITH THEM AND EVERYTHING.

AND SO WE'RE THERE.

WE WANT THE PROCESS TO SUCCEED.

BUT IT'S A VERY SLIPPERY SLOPE TO MAKE IT TOO EASY.

AND WE HAVE TO MAKE IT THE WAY IT IS.

AND IF PEOPLE REALLY WANT IT, THEN THEY JUST NEED TO GO THROUGH THE PROCESS AND WE'LL HELP THEM. I MEAN, WE WE'RE WORKING WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN MAINLANDS 3 RIGHT NOW WHERE WE DO THE IMPACT MAP AND STUFF THAT WE TRIED TO BE AS USER-FRIENDLY AS WE POSSIBLY CAN.

AND WE HAVEN'T HEARD ANYTHING FROM THEM ABOUT WHETHER THEY'VE GOT ENOUGH SIGNATURES AND STUFF. AND IF WE SEND IT BACK TO THEM, THEY DON'T HAVE ENOUGH.

THEY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO OUT AND GET MORE.

SO THERE'S NOTHING THAT WE DO THAT AUTOMATICALLY PROHIBITS SOMEONE FROM GAINING SUCCESS IN THIS PROCESS. BUT IT IS NOT AN EASY TASK AND IT'S NOT AN EASY TASK FOR VERY GOOD REASON. PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO HEAR THAT, BUT IT IS WHAT IT I.

THE TRUTH IS THE TRUTH, AND SOMETIMES IT'S NOT PRETTY OR WHATEVER, BUT IT IS WHAT IT IS.

SO, FOR EXAMPLE, THE FAIR HAVEN, THERE'S BEEN A REQUEST, AS FAR AS I KNOW, FOR YEARS GOING TO FAIR HAVE FOR A STRIP.

IS THAT ONE OF THE THREE THAT'S BEEN APPROVED? NO, FAIR HAVEN, GREEN HAVEN AND FAIR HAVEN APPLIED.

FAIR HAVEN, I DON'T THINK, EVER GOT THE THE PROPER NUMBER OF SIGNATURES, AND THAT WAS WAY BACK. THE GREEN HAVEN IS A CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF WHERE PEOPLE THINK THINGS ARE BAD, BUT THEY

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AREN'T THEY MET THE NUMBERS WE DID THE STUDY, THE STUDY COMES BACK AND THE AVERAGE SPEED IN EIGHTY FIFTH PERCENTILE, WHICH IS EIGHTY FIVE PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING DOWN THE ROAD, THEY TAKE THEIR AVERAGE SPEED AND IT HAS TO BE SIX MILES AN HOUR OVER THE SPEED LIMIT. AND AT THE TIME THEY APPLIED IT HAD TO BE TEN.

WE'VE REDUCED IT.

THEIR EIGHTY FIFTH PERCENTILE SPEED WAS 26 MILES AN HOUR IN A TWENTY FIVE MILE AN HOUR ZONE. BUT THEY SWORE.

IN FACT, WE DID THE SPEED EXAMINATION TWO DIFFERENT TIMES BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT OF THE HOA SWORE THAT WE PURPOSELY PUT IT IN A PLACE WHERE IT WOULD FAIL.

SO WE SAID, OK, YOU CHOOSE THE PLACE WE PUT IT WHERE HE WANTED IT AND IT STILL FAILED.

SO THERE'S A CLASSIC EXAMPLE WHERE PEOPLE THINK THEY HAVE A PROBLEM.

BUT WHEN THE FACTS CAME TO FRUITION, THEY DIDN'T HAVE A PROBLEM.

I JUST I HEAR WHAT YOU'RE SAYING.

AND I GUESS IT'S HARD BECAUSE WE ALSO DON'T HAVE SOME OF THE DATA TO KNOW FROM PRIOR TO THE CHANGE, THROUGH THE CHANGE, TO KNOW PEOPLE.

IF SOMEBODY COMES TO ANY OF YOU AND REQUESTS, THAT THEY'RE LOOKING INTO IT AND THEN WE WE DIDN'T WORK WITH THEM OR WHATEVER, PLEASE REACH OUT TO US BECAUSE WE'LL LET YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT WE'VE DONE.

AND LIKE I SAID, WE'RE WORKING WITH ONE NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE I THINK IT'S BEEN TWO YEARS THAT THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO BE COLLECTING THESE NAMES.

AND, YOU KNOW, WE SAID, OK, YOU KNOW, KEEP TRYING, WHATEVER, BUT YOU GOT TO GET THAT SIXTY SEVEN PERCENT.

AND, YOU KNOW, YOU CAN LEAD A HORSE TO WATER, BUT YOU CAN'T NECESSARILY MAKE THEM DRINK.

SO AND THE ONES WHERE THE COMMUNITY IS NOT SIGNING IS NOT THE ONES THAT I HAVE AN ISSUE WITH. MY ISSUE IS FOR THE ONES WHO SIGN BUT DON'T MEET THE OTHERS.

THERE'S ONLY ONE I CAN THINK OF ACTUALLY ONE DIDN'T MAKE IT BECAUSE THE NUMBERS IT WAS THE NEIGHBORHOOD THERE OFF OF I SHOULD HAVE WRITTEN THIS DOWN, BUT IT'S OFF OF UNIVERSITY JUST ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THAT FIRST PLAZA WHERE THEY JUST BUILT THAT KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN. IT USED TO BE A DRIVE THRU STORE AND THAT STREET THERE DIDN'T MAKE THE TRIPS.

THAT'S THE ONLY ONE I KNOW OF THAT DIDN'T MAKE THE TRIPS THAT ACTUALLY WENT THROUGH AND HAD THE SIGNATURE SIGNED.

AND, YOU KNOW, WE DO HAVE A LOT OF NEIGHBORHOODS THAT HAVE THESE DEVICES IN.

AND, YOU KNOW, MAINLAND 6 IS A CLASSIC EXAMPLE WHERE THAT WAS A CUT THROUGH PROBLEM.

PEOPLE WERE AVOIDING THE INTERSECTION AT ROCK ISLAND AND COMMERCIAL AND DRIVING THROUGH THERE. WE DID A A REGISTRATION STUDY THERE AND I FORGOT WHAT THE PERCENTAGE WAS.

BUT ALMOST 50 PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE DRIVING THROUGH THAT NEIGHBORHOOD WEREN'T FROM THAT NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE MORNING RUSH HOUR AND EVENING RUSH HOUR.

AND SO WE KNEW WE HAD A CUT THROUGH PROBLEM.

WE DID A SIMILAR THING, I THINK, IN ANOTHER NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE PEOPLE SWORE THEY HAD A CUT THROUGH PROBLEM. AND WE DID THE STUDY AND 90 PERCENT OF THE VEHICLES THAT WERE DRIVING THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD WERE FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND THEY WERE ALL THE ONES THAT WERE SPEEDING. SOMETIMES THAT IS THE CASE, IT IS THE NEIGHBORS OR INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE ACTUALLY DOING THE SPEEDING.

IT'S NOT ALWAYS OTHER PEOPLE.

IT'S, I GET IT WITH THAT.

BUT MY CONCERN HAS BEEN, IT SEEMS AND I GUESS WITHOUT THE DATA, IT'S WHY I'M SAYING IT SEEMS WHAT I HEAR IS THAT MORE PEOPLE ARE MAKING THE PETITION NUMBERS, BUT NOT MAKING THE DATA NUMBERS, AND THEY'RE STILL INSISTING THAT THEY REALLY, REALLY WANT IT.

SO YOU, WHOEVER YOU'RE TALKING TO, FIND OUT WHAT THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS.

REACH OUT TO ME AND I'LL FIND OUT IF THEY EVEN WENT THROUGH THE PROCESS AND HOW FAR THEY GOT ON THE PROCESS AND WHAT THE EXACT DETAILS WERE.

BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE DEALING WITH THE FACTS.

AND I DON'T WANT SOMEBODY TO THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT THEY WEREN'T TREATED PROPERLY.

I'M SORRY, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET THE END RESULT.

YEAH, YEAH. AND IT'S NEVER BEEN THAT PART.

IT'S NEVER BEEN THE PETITION PART.

IT'S JUST THE NUMBERS THAT THEY CAN REACH THE FIFTY AND SIX.

SO THAT HAS NOT HAPPENED IN RECENT YEARS.

SO BASICALLY, IF I HEAR YOU CORRECTLY AND I SEE THAT MY COLLEAGUES DON'T SEEM TO HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY ON THIS ONE.

SO I'M JUST GOING TO SAY THIS NOW, THAT OUR RECORDS ARE BETTER

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AND HE'S MAKING SURE THAT OUR RECORDS ARE BETTER AND.

IF WE FIND THAT WE'RE HAVING ISSUES AND MORE THAT WE CAN PROVE IN THE MANNER OF WHICH I'M DISCUSSING, I'LL BE BRINGING THIS BACK UP.

BUT FOR THIS TIME AND THANK YOU FOR THE DISCUSSION AND FOR THOSE COMMUNITIES THAT I'VE SPOKEN WITH. I WILL SHARE THE INFORMATION FROM THIS EVENING.

AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR EVERYONE'S TIME AND INDULGENCE ON THAT TOPIC.

BELOW WHAT WE CHANGED AND 2015.

WE ARE STILL ON THE LOW END OF ALL THE REQUIREMENTS COMPARED TO OUR NEIGHBORING MUNICIPALITY. I APPRECIATE WHAT WHEN IT COMES TO THIS ONE, I'M SURE THESE ARE INNER CIRCLES OF STUFF AND I GET IT AND I KNOW IT'S IMPORTANT TO HAVE THE COMPARISON, SO I THANK YOU VERY MUCH JACK. ALL RIGHT.

WE WILL NOW MOVE OVER TO 13 E DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE MOTION TO CREATE AND ADOPT A TREE

[13.e. Discussion and possible motion to create an Adopt-A-Tree Program ]

PROGRAM THAT'S BEEN REQUESTED BY COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

THANK YOU.

LEVENT. YOU HAVE MY PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU. I AM ASKING THE CITY TO LOOK AT CREATING AND ADOPT A TREE PROGRAM, HOPEFULLY IN APRIL IN CONJUNCTION WITH EARTH DAY, THIS WOULD HELP OUR CITY REPLACE THE CANOPY, RENEW THE NATIVE TREES AND FRUIT BEARING TREES.

I KNOW THAT THERE ARE PROGRAMS, GRANTS AVAILABLE TO HELP NEUTRALIZE THE COST OF THE TREES. AND THE TREE GIVEAWAY COULD HAVE EDUCATIONAL COMPONENTS.

SEVERAL OF THEM ARE SUGGESTED THERE.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT I'VE BEEN WANTING TO DO SINCE I GOT ELECTED.

I BROUGHT IT TO THE STRATEGIC PLANNING A COUPLE TIMES AND BRINGING IT BACK NOW BECAUSE I THINK WITH RECENT STORMS AND RECENT TREE LOSSES, THIS IS A GREAT TIME TO DO THIS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE CITIES THAT ARE ALREADY DOING AN ADOPT A TREE OR TREE GIVEAWAY.

THESE TREES ARE GIVEN TO SINGLE FAMILY HOMES AS OPPOSED TO CONDOMINIUMS BECAUSE THE HOMEOWNER WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PLANTING OF THE TREE AND THE CARE OF THE TREE.

AND LIKE I SAID, I WANT TO HOPEFULLY TIE IT INTO AN ANNUAL EARTH DAY CELEBRATION.

AND I WILL TAKE ANY QUESTIONS.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO. THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER FISHMAN, I THINK THAT'S A GREAT IDEA, HAVE WE DO YOU KNOW WHAT MAYBE STAFF WILL KNOW. HAVE WE LOOKED INTO ANY GRANTS FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS? I CAN TELL YOU THAT ME TO SAY, WHEN I SAW YOUR IDEA, COMMISSIONER, I DID A LITTLE RESEARCH AND I ACTUALLY LOOKED AT THE CITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE'S PROGRAM, WHICH I REALLY LIKE GIVEN THE, IF I GET DIRECTION FROM THE COMMISSION TO DO SO, I'D LIKE TO COPY IT.

BUT WHAT I DID DO IS I REACHED OUT TO THE BROWARD COUNTY TREE PRESERVATION FUND AND I ASKED THEM THAT IF WE STARTED UP A ADOPT A TREE PROGRAM, COULD I USE THE PRESERVATION FUNDS TO FUND IT? AND THEY SAID IN CONCEPT, YES, YOU WOULD.

WE WOULD HAVE TO CREATE SOME KIND OF INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THEM TO DO IT ON A YEARLY BASIS AND, YOU KNOW, AND REQUEST A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF FUNDS AND ASSUMING THAT THE PRESERVATION FUND HAS THE FUNDING.

AND IF THEY DON'T, WE COULD ALWAYS SUPPLEMENT IT WITH OUR.

BUT RIGHT NOW, THERE IS ALMOST FORTY THOUSAND DOLLARS IN THE TREE PRESERVATION FUND.

FORT LAUDERDALE LAST YEAR ONLY EXPENDED TWENTY THREE THOUSAND.

NOW THEY'RE A BIG CITY.

SO I THINK IF WE HAVE A SIMILAR PROGRAM, I DON'T SEE US SPENDING MORE THAN THEM.

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AND THE ONLY RESTRICTION WITH THE TREE PRESERVATION FUND IS IT WOULD HAVE TO BE IN ALONG THE STREET RIGHT AWAY, WOULD HAVE TO BE PLANTED IN PUBLIC PROPERTY.

YOU COULD NOT HAVE THEM ON PRIVATE PROPERTY.

THAT'S BECAUSE THE TREE PRESERVATION MONEY HAS TO BE USED IN PUBLIC PROPERTY, CANNOT BE USED ON PRIVATE LAND. SO THAT BEING IN FRONT OF IN FRONT OF MOST HOUSES, IF SOMEBODY WANTED TO PLANT A TREE, THEY'D APPLY TO THE PROGRAM.

AND I'LL GIVE YOU A QUICK SYNOPSIS.

THE PROBLEM IS IF SOMEBODY WANTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TREE PROGRAM THAT THEY REQUEST THAT THEY WANT TO PARTICIPATE THROUGH THE CITY, CITY SEND OUR LANDSCAPE GUY OUT, LOOK AT THEIR FRONT YARD, SEE WHAT KIND OF TREE WOULD BE BEST SUITED MAKE SURE THAT THERE'S NOT ANY UTILITY RESTRICTIONS, ET CETERA.

WE DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO PLANT TREES RIGHT ON TOP OF A FIRE HYDRANT AND STUFF.

THERE'S ALL KINDS OF RESTRICTIONS IN THE PROGRAM THAT IT HAS TO BE SO MANY FEET FROM THE ROAD AND SO WE COULD GIVE THEM A SELECTION OF WHAT THEY DO BECAUSE THEY RESTRICT EACH PROPERTY OWNER TO TWO TREES PER PROPERTY.

AND WE WOULD GIVE THEM A SELECTION OF A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT TREES THAT WOULD BE THE RIGHT TREE IN THE RIGHT PLACE AND LET THEM DECIDE BECAUSE IT'S IN FRONT OF THEIR HOUSE AND THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF IT, BECAUSE THAT'S THE WAY OUR ORDINANCE IS ANYWAYS, THAT THE ABUTTING PROPERTY OWNER HAS TO MAINTAIN THE PROPERTY UP TO THE TRAVEL WAY OF THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO PLANT THESE TREES.

WE WOULD DONATE THE TREES.

THEY BUY THEM IN A SMALLER SIZE SO THEY CAN BE EASILY HANDLED.

THEY WOULD BE DELIVERED ON A FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

WE DON'T PLANT THEM.

THE PROPERTY OWNER HAS TO PLANT THEM, BUT WE WOULD DELIVER THEM TO THE SITE RIGHT NEAR WHERE THEY WERE GOING TO PLANT THEM.

THEY'RE USUALLY DONE IN THIRTY FIVE TO FIFTY GALLON CONTAINERS SO THAT YOU CAN ACTUALLY MANHANDLE THEM AND GET THEM INTO POSITION AND STUFF AND PLANT THEM YOURSELF.

AND SO IT SEEMS LIKE A VERY GOOD PROGRAM AND IT GIVES SOMEBODY A CHANCE TO IMPROVE THEIR FRONT YARD AREA, CREATE MORE CANOPY, SAME ACCOMPLISHMENT.

I THINK YOU'RE GOING FOR. OR MAYBE WE CAN DO A LITTLE HYBRID, BUT THE RESTRICTION WITH THE PRESERVATION FUNDS ARE THAT IT HAS TO BE PLANT.

THE TREES WOULD HAVE TO BE PLANTED ON PUBLIC PROPERTY.

THEY COULD NOT BE PLANTED IN SOMEBODY'S BACKYARD.

I'M SORRY.

SORRY, THERE ARE GRANTS OUT THERE THAT WOULD ALLOW US TO DO IT DIFFERENTLY THAN WHAT YOU'RE SAYING, MR. STRAIN.

WE'D ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO ALLOW PEOPLE TO PLANT IN THEIR BACKYARD IF THEY CHOSE OR A SIDE YARD AS WELL. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE US LOOK AT THOSE GRANT POSSIBILITIES.

WHEN I LIVED IN DADE COUNTY, DADE COUNTY, WAS ABLE TO DO THEIRS THROUGH GRANTS THAT THEY RECEIVED FROM ORGANIZATIONS AND COMPANIES SO THAT IT WAS LITTLE TO NO COST TO THE COUNTY.

I THINK IT'S A GREAT IDEA.

IT IS GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND I THINK WE WILL HELP BEAUTIFICATION WITHIN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS. I JUST THINK THIS IS KIND OF A NO BRAINER.

GOOD JOB, COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER GELIN.

I SUPPORT THIS, I THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA, I DID A QUICK GOOGLE SEARCH AND AS JACK STRAIN SAID, CITY OF FT LAUDERDALE HAS IT, MIAMI-DADE COUNTY HAS IT AND HAS HAD IT SINCE 2001.

IT SAYS THE ADOPT THE CHIP PROGRAM PROVIDES MIAMI-DADE COUNTY SINGLE AND DUPLEX HOMEOWNERS WITH TWO FREE TREES EVERY YEAR, AND THEY'VE GIVEN AWAY 200000 TREES SINCE 2001. AS COMMISSIONER PLACKO SAID, IT'S GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT.

ADDITIONALLY, IT REDUCES AIR CONDITIONING COSTS BY PROVIDING SHADE.

IT LESSENS FLOODING BY ABSORBING EXCESS RAINWATER AND REDUCES THE SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF CARBON DIOXIDE FROM THE AIR.

SO DEFINITELY A POSITIVE AND A PLUS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT.

SO I'LL SUPPORT THIS.

I'M SORRY.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU MAYOR.

I DO SUPPORT THIS AS WELL.

I JUST HAVE ONE QUESTION AS A CAVEAT OF SOME RESIDENTS SOMETIMES COMPLAIN ABOUT TREES GETTING OVERLY BIG IN THEIR YARDS OR, YOU KNOW, GOING GOING OVER HOUSES AND THAT

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SORT OF STUFF. IS THERE A TYPE OF TREE? PERHAPS THIS IS A CONVERSATION FOR JACK.

QUESTION FOR JACK. IS THIS IS THERE IS THERE LIKE A TYPE OF TREE OR TREES THAT WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM THIS PROGRAM? I KNOW THAT EVEN JUST OVER THE WEEKEND, RESIDENTS SHOWED ME A TREE IN THE NEIGHBOR'S BACKYARD THAT WAS OVERARCHING ON HIS PROPERTY.

HE SAID IT WAS A TREE FROM NEW YORK.

I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT TREES, BUT HE SAYS IT'S A GIANT TREE.

AND IT'S JUST DISTURBING.

OTHER RESIDENTS IN THE MAINLANDS, ACTUALLY, MEMBERS OF THREE AND FOUR BELIEVE, SAYS THAT THE TREES GROWING WHERE THE ROOTS IS NOW PUSHING THEIR HOUSES UP, YOU KNOW. SO WHILE THIS IS A GREAT PROGRAM AND IT DOES ALL THE THINGS THAT COMMISSIONER GELIN SAID, HE SOUNDED INTELLIGENT THERE FROM GOOGLE.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE NOT DOING SOMETHING THAT WILL HARM US.

THAT'S WHY WITH OUR PROGRAM, IF WE WERE DOING IT, ADOPT A TREE SIMILAR TO FORT LAUDERDALE, IF IT'S IN THE RIGHT AWAY, WE WOULD WE WOULD BE ABLE TO TELL THE HOMEOWNER, LISTEN, YOU HAVE A CHOICE. IF IT'S A VERY SMALL FRONT YARD AREA, THERE'S UTILITIES CLOSE BY OR WHATEVER, THEN WE MIGHT REQUIRE A CERTAIN TYPE OF TREE.

AND THAT'S WHY THEY WOULD HAVE TO HAVE OUR LANDSCAPE GUIDE GO OUT TO THE PROPERTY, TELL THEM RIGHT TREE RIGHT PLACE.

IF YOU GIVE A TREE TO PEOPLE, THEY ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO PLANT IN THEIR BACKYARDS, WHICH IS FINE, BUT YOU WILL HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THAT.

SO IF THEY DECIDE THAT, YOU KNOW, PLANT OAK TREES ARE BEAUTIFUL WHEN YOU FIRST PLANT THEM, BUT THEY GET VERY BIG.

AND IF YOU PLANT THEM RIGHT ON YOUR PROPERTY LINE, ALL OF A SUDDEN YOUR NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR IS GETTING HALF OF YOUR TREE AND THEY DON'T NECESSARILY WANT HALF THE TREE.

AND SO THERE ARE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES.

AND THAT'S WHY I WAS KIND OF LEANING TOWARDS THE FORT LAUDERDALE MODEL BUT WE CAN WE CAN WORK WITH YOU AND COME UP WITH A PROGRAM THAT SATISFIES WHAT YOUR DESIRES ARE.

BUT THERE ARE GOING TO BE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES IF YOU DON'T CONTROL IT AND.

YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO CONTROL THAT ONCE YOU IF YOU JUST GAVE SOMEBODY A TREE AND ALLOWED THEM TO PLANT IT ANYWHERE IN THEIR BACKYARD THAN THAT COULD POSSIBLY HAPPEN.

BUT AS FAR AS THE PUBLIC RIGHT AWAY PORTION, WE WOULD MAKE SURE THAT IT'S PLANTED IN THE RIGHT PLACE AND IT WOULD BE THE RIGHT TREE.

WE WOULDN'T WANT A BIG CANOPY TREE IF THERE'S ALREADY A FAIRLY MATURE TREE NEARBY OR THERE IS POWER CABLES RIGHT NEARBY THAT WE WOULD REQUIRE AND REQUEST THEM TO PLANT SOMETHING THAT NEVER GETS TOO TALL.

THERE'S ALL KINDS OF SPECIES OUT THERE, ESPECIALLY THE NATIVE SPECIES, THAT YOU CAN MAKE SURE THAT ARE PLANTED CORRECTLY IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

AND THAT'S WHY WE WOULD REQUEST THEM TO GO THROUGH US AND WE WOULD SUGGEST WE WOULDN'T SAY, YOU HAVE TO PLANT THIS TREE, WE'D GIVE THEM A SELECTION.

BUT, YOU KNOW, IF THEY WANTED AN OAK, AND WE SAID, LISTEN, AN OAK WELL, IT CAN'T GO THERE. IT'LL BE FINE FOR THE FIRST FIVE YEARS.

AND THEN 15 YEARS FROM NOW, YOU'LL BE SCREAMING AT US SAYING, WHY DID YOU LET ME PLANT THIS TREE HERE BECAUSE NOW IT'S INTERFERING WITH THIS AND THAT.

SO, YOU KNOW, YOU JUST GOT TO LOOK AT THE LONG RANGE AND MAKE SURE THAT YOU'RE PLANNING AND PLANTING PROPERLY.

RIGHT. AND YEAH.

AND SO I THINK WITH THIS PROGRAM, YOU'RE RIGHT.

WE SHOULD PUT SOME NOT RESTRICT NOT TOO RESTRICTIVE, BUT AT LEAST, YOU KNOW, SOME YEAH. YEAH. SOME GUIDELINES AS TO WHAT KIND OF TREE THEY CAN PLANT AND THAT SORT OF STUFF.

THE SECOND CAVEAT IS THAT SOME HOAS RESTRICT RESIDENTS FROM EITHER PLANTING TREES OR HAVING THE MORE THAN ONE TREE OR TWO TREES.

JUST ABOUT FOUR WEEKS AGO, NO MORE THAN A MONTH, I WAS DOING MY VIDEO CHECKING ON RESIDENTS DURING COVID, I HAPPENED TO TALK TO A RESIDENT THAT SAID THAT SHE HAD A DISPUTE WITH HER HOA BECAUSE SHE JUST MOVED TO TOWN.

RIGHT. AND THE HOA DOES NOT WANT HER TO PLANT HER FRUIT TREE IN THE BACKYARD.

AND SHE HAS TO GO THROUGH A SPECIAL APPROVAL.

AND THAT'S THE

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MINDFUL OF HOA REGULATIONS AND THAT THE PERSON WANTING TO PLANT THE TREE HAS TO FIRST GET APPROVAL FROM THEIR HOA IF ONE IS REQUIRED.

BUT IT IS A VERY GOOD PROGRAM COMMISSIONER FISHMAN IS A CHAMPION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT.

I APPRECIATE THIS PROGRAM.

AND SO I WOULD SUPPORT IT, OF COURSE, WITH THE CAVEATS THAT I BROUGHT FORWARD.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

COMMISSIONER FISHMAN. THE THREE POINTS THE VICE MAYOR BROUGHT UP ARE VERY GOOD POINTS, THEY'RE ACTUALLY COVERED IN THE MIAMI-DADE PROGRAM.

THAT'S WHY THERE WOULD BE AN EDUCATIONAL COMPONENT, BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE DON'T TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THAT THE TREE THAT COMES UP TO THEIR BELLY BUTTON RIGHT NOW IS GOING TO, IN FIVE YEARS, BE WAY ABOVE THEIR HEAD AND IN THEIR NEIGHBOR'S YARD.

THE OTHER PART OF THAT IS THAT THE TREES THAT ARE GIVEN AWAY ARE NATIVE SPECIES.

AND YOU DON'T HAVE AS MUCH PROBLEM WITH THE NATIVE SPECIES AS YOU WOULD THE TREE FROM NEW YORK, NEW YORK THAT TREE IS NOT MADE TO GROW HERE, WHATEVER THAT TREE FROM NEW YORK IS.

AND THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE THE EDUCATIONAL COMPONENT.

YOU TEACH PEOPLE WHERE TO DIG THEIR HOLE.

YOU TEACH THEM MAKE SURE IF YOU'RE DIGGING BY ROAD, AS MR. STRAIN SAYS, TO ENSURE THAT YOU'RE NOT HITTING POWER LINES OR WATER LINES OR THINGS LIKE THAT. SO THOSE THINGS ARE TAUGHT TO PEOPLE BECAUSE YOU MAY HAVE PEOPLE THAT HAVE JUST BOUGHT A HOME FOR THE FIRST TIME AND HAVE LIVED IN A CONDO FOR 10 YEARS.

DON'T HAVE THAT THRILL OF.

YOU KNOW, GETTING THEIR FIRST TREE.

YOU DON'T WANT THAT TO TURN INTO A DISASTER, SO YOU HAVE TO EDUCATE THEM ON WHAT THE DOS AND DON'TS ARE. AND AS FAR AS THE HOA REGULATIONS THE MIAMI-DADE PROGRAM HAS, IT HAS A A A WAIVER TYPE PAPER THAT YOU HAVE TO SIGN WHEN YOU GET YOUR TREE, SAYING THAT YOU'RE AWARE OF YOUR ASSOCIATIONS REGULATIONS AND THAT YOU ARE NOT GOING TO VIOLATE THEM BY GETTING THIS TREE AND PUTTING IT INTO YOUR YARD.

SO THOSE ARE COMPONENTS.

IF WE'RE LOOKING AT PROGRAMS, I WOULD SUGGEST THE MIAMI-DADE PROGRAM IS A VERY GOOD ONE AND THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH US HAVING A TWO TIER PROGRAM.

I HAVE THE ONE WITH THE THE FOLKS THAT ARE GOING TO PUT TREES ALONG THE RIGHT OF WAY AND FOLKS THAT WANT MORE LENIENCY WHERE THEY WANT TO PUT THEIR TREES.

THE OTHER PART OF THAT IS NOT ONLY NATIVE, BUT FRUIT TREES BECAUSE THEIR FRUIT BEARING AND THEY'RE GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AS WELL.

OK. I.

MARLON, YOUR MUTED.

AND SO. I WAS JUST THANKING THE COMMISSIONER FOR RESPONDING AND GIVING US CLARIFICATION ON THE ON THE PROGRAM AND I WILL LOOK FORWARD TO READING THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, OUR CITY'S VERSION OF THE COMMISSIONER PLACKO. I WOULD JUST BE CAUTIOUS OF ONE THING, TREES, I DON'T KNOW ABOUT EVERY COMMUNITY, BUT IN WOODMONT, THE IGUANAS ARE, YOU KNOW, BIGGER THAN I AM.

AND THEY ARE IN EVERY TREE.

AND I GET CALLS THAT THERE'S ALLIGATORS IN THEIR BACKYARDS, BUT THEY'RE THERE FOR THE FRUIT TREES. AS I SAY, I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S IN EVERY COMMUNITY OR NOT, BUT THEY ARE ATTRACTED TO ANY FRUIT TREE AND THEY'RE EATING EVERYTHING, WHICH MEANS THE HOMEOWNERS ARE NOT HAVING THE BENEFIT OF THE FRUIT TREE ANYWAY.

SO LET'S JUST BE COGNIZANT OF THAT WHEN WE'RE GIVING OUT TREES.

THANK YOU. SO MY COMMENTS ON THAT MATTER, I THINK IT'S A GREAT IDEA.

I LOVE AN ADOPT A TREE PROGRAM.

I KNOW WE ARE A TREE CITY, BUT TAKING ALONG LINES AND ADDING INTO WHAT THE PROPOSAL IS, I DO THINK WE NEED TO BE COGNIZANT OF THOSE FRUIT TREES OUT THERE AND PEOPLE TRY TO PICK OFF OTHER PEOPLE'S PROPERTY.

WE'VE HAD SOME ISSUES WITH THAT, WE CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH.

I KNOW, BUT ALSO WHEN IT GROWS OVER SO I AGREE WITH WHAT THE VICE MAYOR SAID, WHERE THERE WINDS UP BEING SOME PROPERTY ISSUES WHEN SOMEBODY IS NOT MAINTAINING THE TREE.

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SO MY PART IS TO MAYBE WONDER IF THERE'S A THIRD TIER.

AND IT WINDS UP BEING REGULATIONS THAT THE CITY WOULD PROBABLY HAVE TO BE ABLE TO HELP WITH OUR RESIDENTS WHEN THEY HAVE PROPERTY DISPUTES IF TREES ARE HANGING OVER OR GOING INTO THEIR NEIGHBOR'S YARDS OR GOING INTO THEIR FOUNDATION.

AND WHAT HAPPENS? BECAUSE WE SEEM TO GET SOME OF THOSE CALLS AND JUST ASKING THAT TO BE THOUGHT OF WHEN THIS POLICY IS BEING REVIEWED.

MY NEXT QUESTION IS FOR HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS.

SO WE HAVE SOME HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS THAT HAVE TO REPLANT THEIR TREES BECAUSE THEY'VE GOTTEN TOO BIG OR THERE'S CERTAIN RULES AND REGULATIONS.

AND I KNOW ONE OF THEM, I FORGET THE NUMBER, BUT IT'S LIKE FORTY THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THEM TO REPLACE TREES IF THEY GO BY THE COUNTY RULES AND REQUIREMENTS.

SO I KNOW WE HAVE TO RUN CONCURRENT IN A WAY WHERE WE'RE NOT RUNNING AFOUL OF THE COUNTY'S REQUIREMENTS.

BUT IS THERE A WAY FOR THIS ADOPT A TREE PROGRAM TO HELP NOT JUST HOMEOWNERS, BUT HELP ASSOCIATIONS THAT ARE NEED TO BEAUTIFY AND UPDATE THEIR TREE CANOPY AS WELL.

IS THAT A QUESTION FOR ME? WELL, YES, IT'S YOUR PROPOSAL. SO, YES, I DON'T REMEMBER IF THE MIAMI-DADE PROGRAM HAS AN ASSOCIATION COMPONENT.

I DID NOT I WAS NOT.

I WAS NOT ON AN ASSOCIATION BOARD.

SO I DIDN'T REALLY WASN'T COGNIZANT OF THAT.

BUT I DON'T THINK THAT WE.

I DON'T KNOW THAT IT'S OUT OF THE REALM OF POSSIBILITY.

I THINK WHAT WE SHOULD DO IS IF WE'RE IF WE'RE LOOKING AT A PROGRAM, SEE WHAT STAFF COMES BACK WITH, BECAUSE WE ALSO HAVE TO BE COGNIZANT ENOUGH.

WE DON'T WANT TO.

WE MAY WANT TO START SMALL AND WORK UP TO THAT, SEE HOW THINGS WORK WITH THE PROGRAM KIND OF TWEAK IT AND THEN MOVE INTO SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

UNDERSTOOD, AND THEN ACTUALLY ANOTHER PART OF IT IS FOR AN EDUCATION AND MAYBE ITS REQUIREMENTS AND REGULATION THAT WE'LL HAVE, I DEFER TO THE CITY ATTORNEY AND THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICES DIRECTOR AND BUILDING CODE FOR FIGURING OUT TRIMMING TREES, PROPER ETIQUETTE OF TRIMMING TREES, NOT HACKING THEM, NOT GETTING UP AT 7:15 IN THE MORNING WEN YOU THINK ON A SUNDAY, WHEN YOU THINK EVERYBODY SLEEPING AND THEN JUST GO AND KNOCK OFF SOME BEAUTIFUL TREES THAT SOME PEOPLE HAVE DONE IN THE COMMUNITY, IN SOME COMMUNITIES. AND SO THERE'S GOT TO BE I THINK IN ADDITION TO.

I WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOMETHING IN ADDITION TO IN YOUR ADOPT A TREE PROGRAM THAT THERE WOULD BE SOME KIND OF ADOPTIVE TREE CARE PROGRAM, SOMETHING THAT HELPS WITH PEOPLE WHO NEED HELP WITH TRIMMING THOSE TREES, HAVING IT DONE BY LICENSED PEOPLE WHO KNOW WHAT THEY'RE DOING. WE'RE NOT YOU SHOULD BE TRIMMING YOUR TREES ONCE A YEAR, ESPECIALLY AROUND MARCH.

SO WHEN WE HAVE OUR HURRICANE SEASON, WINDS GO THROUGH AND TREES WILL COME DOWN.

SO THAT'S JUST MY REQUEST FOR IF THIS MOTION SHOULD GO FORWARD, I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THAT THIS IS BEING RESEARCHED AND INCLUDED.

SO COMMISSIONER GELIN, YOU HAVE YOUR HAND UP.

GO AHEAD. YEAH, I JUST WANT TO REMIND EVERYONE THAT IT SOUNDS LIKE EVERYONE SUPPORTS THIS ITEM, SO ALL THE DISCUSSION THAT WE'RE HAVING SHOULD BE WHENEVER THE ITEM COMES UP.

SO SINCE WE ALL AGREE, WE AGREE STAFF WILL COME BACK WITH THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS AND THEN WE CAN HAVE THE KIND OF DISCUSSION ABOUT THE STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAM.

BUT SINCE WE ALL AGREE THIS IS A GOOD IDEA, WE SHOULD JUST MOVE FORWARD MAKING THE MOTION. AND THEN WHEN STAFF COMES BACK, WE CAN HAVE A DEEPER DISCUSSION INTO THE DETAILS.

BUT IF THE CITY ATTORNEY CAN CLARIFY THAT THROUGH THE CHAIR, THAT'LL BE GREAT.

YES. WELL, THE REASON BEING ASKED IS SO WHEN IT COMES BACK TO US, THESE ITEMS ARE ALREADY BEING CONSIDERED. SO WE DON'T HAVE TO DELAY TIME.

SO THESE COULD BE CONSIDERED THEN AS THEY BROUGHT FORWARD.

BUT IT SEEMS LIKE WE ARE WASTING TIME NOW.

GO AHEAD, CITY ATTORNEY.

MAYOR, COMMISSION, YOU MENTIONED THAT THE ITEM IS DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE MOTION, AND YOU CAN UPHOLD YOUR COLLEAGUES THROUGH THE THE CONTEXT OF THE CONVERSATION, THE END OF THE MOMENT, YOU MIGHT WANT TO ADOPT A MOTION WHICH IN FACT DIRECTS AND AUTHORIZES STAFF TO PROCEED TO COME BACK WITH A PROGRAM REFERENCING ADOPT A TREE AND MOVE THE BALL FORWARD.

UNDERSTOOD. SO I SAW THE VICE MAYOR'S HAND.

I DON'T KNOW IF HE'S NOW REMOVED IT.

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YES, YES, YES, YES, MADAM MAYOR OK, GREAT. SO AT THIS TIME NOW THE DISCUSSION HAS BEEN HAD AND EVERYBODY KNOWS WHERE WE STAND AND WHAT WE WOULD DESIRE AND ALL AGREE THAT THIS IS A GOOD THING.

IS THERE ANYBODY WHO WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION? I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE COMMISSIONER FISHMAN'S ADOPT A TREE PROGRAM.

CREATED AN ADOPT A TREE PROGRAM.

DO I HAVE A SECOND? SECOND. CITY CLERK, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

YES, MADAM MAYOR, COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YES.

COMMISSIONER FISHMAN. YES. VICE MAYOR BOLTON.

YES.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO. YES.

AND MAYOR GOMEZ. YES.

THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY FIVE TO ZERO.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NOW, MOVING ON TO 13F DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE MOTION TO CREATE A

[13.f. Discussion and possible motion to create a Green Tamarac Business Certification Program ]

GREEN TAMARAC BUSINESS CERTIFICATION PROGRAM.

THIS HAS BEEN REQUESTED BY COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

COMMISSIONER FISHMAN THE FLOOR IS YOURS.

THANK YOU. IF WE COULD GO BACK TO THAT PRESENTATION LEVENT.

OK, SO AS A CITY GOVERNMENT.

WE HAVE TWO CHOICES WHEN IT COMES TO ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES, WE CAN MANDATE OR WE CAN MITIGATE, AND PART OF THE MANDATE IS PASSING ORDINANCES.

AND IT WAS ACTUALLY COMMISSIONER GALIN'S STRAW BAN THAT HAD ME THINKING ABOUT THIS, BECAUSE WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING AT BANNING A SINGLE ITEM, IT REALLY WAS GOING TO IMPACT OUR RESTAURANTS. BUT IF WE COULD COME TOGETHER, WORK TOGETHER WITH THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY TO CREATE A PROGRAM THAT FITS ALL OF OUR BUSINESSES AND GIVES THEM CHOICES, I THINK THAT WOULD BE A BETTER IDEA THAN TRYING TO MANDATE THIS WAY.

BUSINESSES THEMSELVES ARE TELLING US WHAT THEY THINK THEY CAN DO TO BECOME MORE GREEN AND HELP WITH CLIMATE CHANGE.

COULD YOU GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, LEVENT? THANK YOU. THE PROGRAM I'M CONCEPTUALIZING WOULD BE THREE DIFFERENT LEVELS, AND THIS IS A.

AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT THE FIRST LEVEL WOULD BE.

SO JUST A SMALL BUSINESS, MOM AND POP STARTING OFF, THEY WANT TO DO SOMETHING TO HELP MITIGATE CLIMATE CHANGE.

SOME OF THE IDEAS THAT I CAME UP WITH WAS THEY ONLY USE COPY PAPER THAT'S AT LEAST 50 PERCENT RECYCLED PRODUCT.

CHANGE OUT TO LED LIGHTS, CUT THEIR ELECTRIC BILL BY FIVE PERCENT, USE REFILLED CARTRIDGES FOR THEIR PRINTERS, CHANGE TO PAPER STRAWS AND CHANGE FROM SINGLE USE PLASTICS.

NOW, THIS WOULD BE LIKE A MENU OF IDEAS THAT THE BUSINESS CHOOSE FROM IN ORDER TO GET TO THAT FIRST LEVEL.

AND THIS WOULD INCLUDE NOT ONLY OUR RESTAURANTS, BUT OFFICES, STORES, ALL THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF BUSINESSES THAT MAKE UP OUR BUSINESS COMMUNITY.

SO WE'RE NOT MANDATING TO ONE AND DISREGARDING OTHERS.

SO COULD YOU GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE? SOME OF THE BENEFITS TO THE BUSINESSES AND TO OUR CITY AS A BUSINESS, THEY COULD BE IDENTIFIED ON THE CITY WEBSITE AS A TAMARAC GREEN BUSINESS AND HAVE A DECAL ON THEIR DOOR OR IN THEIR OR IN THEIR STORE.

OR OFFICE.

THEY CAN INCLUDE THAT THERE IN TAMARAC GREEN BUSINESS IN THEIR ADVERTISING.

MAYBE THE PANEL COMES UP WITH SOME POSSIBLE INCENTIVES FOR THAT BUSINESS TO BECOME INVOLVED IN IT.

AND IT'S A COMMUNITY EFFORT THAT ANSWERS THE ISSUE OF CLIMATE CHANGE.

AND DOING A REAL QUICK SEARCH THROUGH SOME OF MY CONTACTS, I WAS ABLE TO FIND A PROGRAM IN AUSTIN, TEXAS, THAT'S SIMILAR TO WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.

AND THEY ACTUALLY HAVE OFFICES, MANUFACTURING, HOME BUSINESSES, GROCERY STORES, RETAIL STORES, BANKS, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, HOTELS AND MOTELS, HOUSES OF WORSHIP AND THEATERS AND BARS INVOLVED IN THEIR PROGRAM.

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AND THEY ACTUALLY HAVE TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY SEVEN BUSINESSES THAT ARE INVOLVED IN THEIR GREEN PROGRAM.

AND I THINK THAT WORKING WITH OUR BUSINESS COMMUNITY IS A REALLY GREAT WAY TO GO.

AND I WOULD BE VERY INTERESTED TO SEE WHAT THE CITY STAFF AND THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY COULD COME UP WITH FOR THE THE THREE DIFFERENT LEVELS AND THE MENU OF CHOICES IN THERE.

AND I WILL TAKE ANY QUESTIONS.

VICE MAYOR BOLTON. THANK YOU.

THIS IS ANOTHER SPOT FOR CONVERSATION OR PRESENTATION.

THIS IS ONE THAT I'M STRUGGLING WITH, THOUGH, BECAUSE WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC AND WE DON'T KNOW THE FISCAL IMPACT THAT THIS WILL HAVE ON SMALL BUSINESSES IN TAMARAC.

THE PROGRAM IS WELL MEANING, IT TOUCHES ON A LOT OF POINTS THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE TOUCH ON A LOT OF THINGS THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE HAPPEN AT SOME OF THE TAMARAC BUSINESSES.

BUT I'M JUST NOT SURE WHAT THE FISCAL IMPACT WOULD BE FOR BUSINESSES RIGHT NOW.

SO I GUESS IF THIS JUST FORWARD FOR STAFF TO LOOK AT THIS CLOSER ON, MAYBE THEY CAN COME UP WITH SOME SORT OF A FORECAST AS TO WHAT THIS COULD COST A BUSINESS, HYPOTHETICALLY OR CERTAINLY A COUPLE OF BUSINESSES AND FIND OUT HOW MUCH IT COULD COST.

I SPOKE TO A BUSINESS OWNER, I THINK IT WAS YESTERDAY, ACTUALLY.

HE WAS TELLING ME THAT HIS BUSINESS IS NOT DOING WELL, THAT HE'S ON THE VERGE OF CLOSING DOWN BECAUSE THERE'S JUST NO BUSINESS.

HE WAS SITTING IN HIS BUSINESS THAT HIS EMPLOYEE WAS NOT THERE.

HE WAS THERE AS THE BUSINESS OWNER TRYING TO CUT COSTS.

AND HE WAS THERE FOR THE LAST TWO HOURS OF HIS BUSINESS AND ONLY HAD THREE CUSTOMERS.

SO I JUST FEAR THAT THIS WOULD HAVE TOO MUCH OF A FISCAL IMPACT ON BUSINESSES.

AGAIN, IT'S WELL-MEANING, BUT MAYBE AT THE WRONG TIME.

I DON'T KNOW. MAYBE THIS IS SOMETHING THAT MY COLLEAGUES CAN DISCUSS.

AND I KNOW COMMISSIONER GELIN IS SOME SORT OF SME WHEN IT COMES TO THESE MATTERS, MORE EDUCATED THAN ME IN THIS REGARD.

BUT, YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW, IT'S A GOOD, GOOD FIRST STEP, BUT MAYBE THIS CAN COME BACK WITH MORE RESEARCH AND MORE DISCUSSION.

IF I MAY.

I FAILED TO MENTION THAT THIS WOULD BE VOLUNTARY, NOBODY WOULD BE REQUIRED TO DO THIS.

THIS IS A PROGRAM THAT IS INSTEAD OF US MANDATING TO BUSINESSES WHAT THEY SHOULD AND SHOULDN'T DO FOR CLIMATE CHANGE, THIS WOULD BE A VOLUNTARY PROGRAM SIMILAR TO THE LEED PROGRAM FOR BUILDINGS.

BUILDINGS AREN'T REQUIRED TO BE LEED CERTIFIED, BUT IF THEY CHOOSE TO BE LEED CERTIFIED, IT'S A BIG DEAL TO THEM AND TO THE PEOPLE THAT BUILD THE BUILDING AND THE PEOPLE THAT VISIT THE BUILDING. SO THIS WOULD BE A STRICTLY VOLUNTARY PROGRAM AND IT WOULD BE CREATED BY A PANEL OF OUR CITY EMPLOYEES AND THE BUSINESSES, THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY THEMSELVES.

SO WE'RE NOT MANDATING THAT ANYBODY PARTICIPATE AND WE'RE NOT MANDATING THAT ANYBODY DO A SPECIFIC THING.

THESE ARE JUST THE CHOICES THAT THEY WOULD HAVE AND THE ABILITY TO BE ABLE TO SAY I'M A TAMARAC GREEN BUSINESS AT THIS LEVEL BY CHOICE.

I VOLUNTEERED TO DO THIS.

RIGHT. IF I MAY RESPOND TO THAT MAYOR.

I UNDERSTAND WHAT COMMISSIONER FISHMAN IS SAYING, BUT THEN AND WHAT SHE JUST SAID WITH

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THIS BEING VOLUNTARY KIND OF CHANGES THE WHOLE TEXTURE OF THE PROGRAM.

BUT THEN THE NEW TEXTURE WOULD KIND OF BE A LITTLE BIT MORE WATERED DOWN, SO TO SPEAK, AND THEN BECOME LIKE A FEEL GOOD PROGRAM.

LET'S TALK ABOUT THE MAYBE CHANGING TABLES ORDINANCE.

IF WE WERE TO SAY, OK, YOU'RE NOT MANDATED TO.

BUT YOU CAN.

NOBODY WOULD PUT CHANGING TABLES IN MEN'S BATHROOMS IS, YOU KNOW, PERHAPS NOT, YOU KNOW, THEY WOULD BE LIKE, OH, YOU KNOW, LEAVE IT UP TO THE WOMEN, WE'LL JUST CONTINUE PUTTING IT IN WOMEN'S BATHROOMS, YOU KNOW, MY OPINION.

RIGHT. SO SI UNDERSTAND THAT SOME BUSINESSES, YOU KNOW, THAT CAN AFFORD IT MAY.

BUT WHAT GOOD DOES THAT DO FOR THE BUSINESS THAT SHOULD.

YOU KNOW, SO I'M NOT SAYING THAT BUSINESSES SHOULDN'T.

I THINK THAT SOME BUSINESSES SHOULD, BUT I DON'T KNOW THAT IT'S THE RIGHT TIME BECAUSE OF THE FISCAL IMPACT.

AND THEN IF WE DO VOLUNTARILY.

MAYBE IT'S TOO WATERED DOWN.

BUT I'M NOT TRYING TO KILL THIS, I'M JUST GIVING MY TWO CENTS.

WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

YES, YES. THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER GELIN.

WE'RE LAWMAKERS.

SO OUR JOB IS TO MAKE LAW AND MAKE POLICY AND FORCE BUSINESSES OR RESIDENTS TO DO WHAT WE THINK IS BEST FOR THE COMMUNITY.

SO I THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA, BUT IT'S SOMETHING THAT, YOU KNOW, MAYBE WE JUST TELL STAFF TO CREATE A PROGRAM SIMILAR TO THE PROGRAM THAT WAS HIGHLIGHTED IN THE VIDEO EARLIER WHERE WE JUST SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS.

BUT I BELIEVE IN MANDATING THINGS IF WE ALLOW BUSINESSES TO JUST CHOOSE AND MAYBE THIS IS JUST AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM, IF WE ALLOW BUSINESSES TO CHOOSE, THEN THEY'LL CHOOSE TO DO WHAT THEY'VE ALWAYS BEEN DOING, WHICH IS WHY, YOU KNOW, THERE'S A PUSH FOR EQUAL PAY FOR WOMEN BECAUSE WOMEN ARE NOT PAID AT THE SAME LEVEL AS MEN.

YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TO HAVE ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAWS.

THE NFL HAS TO HAVE THE ROONEY RULE THAT SAYS YOU HAVE TO INTERVIEW AT LEAST INTERVIEW A BLACK COACH TO GIVE AN OPPORTUNITY.

OUR JOB IS TO CREATE LAW AND ENFORCE LAW.

AND SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO DO WHAT'S IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF SOCIETY, EVEN IF THEY DON'T THINK SO. AND, YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT WE ARE STILL IN PARIS AGREEMENT THAT WE ALL VOTED AND APPROVED ON IS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

AND THE REASON WHY THAT CAME ABOUT IS BECAUSE NUMBER FORTY FIVE PULLED OUT OF THE PARIS AGREEMENT. AND SO THAT WAS A WAY OF CORPORATE AMERICA SAYING, YOU KNOW, HE PULLED OUT, BUT WE'RE STILL IN BECAUSE WE'RE NOT ASSOCIATED WITH FORTY FIVE.

BUT ANYWAY, OUR JOB IS TO ENFORCE AND AND I WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOME KIND OF ENFORCEMENT MECHANISM. I AM FAMILIAR WITH THE LEED CERTIFICATION PROGRAM WHERE COMPANIES WILL GET A STATUS IF THEY HAVE SOME SOME GREEN INITIATIVES IN THEIR BUILDING PROCESS.

SOME SOME BUILDERS CRITICIZE IT AND LOOK AT IT AS A MONEY GRAB.

BUT THERE ARE SOME SOME GOOD THINGS.

AND I THINK SOME OF OUR SMALL BUSINESSES WILL APPRECIATE SOME OF THE ITEMS YOU HAD IN YOUR DESCRIPTION. I KNOW CITY OF HOLLYWOOD AND I BELIEVE CITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE MADE IT MANDATORY THAT RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS HAVE PAPER STAWS.

NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT.

BUT I DO THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, OUR ROLE IS TO CREATE AND ENFORCE LAW THAT'S BENEFICIAL TO THE COMMUNITY. SO I YOU KNOW, I LIKE TO SEE A PROGRAM THAT'S THAT'S GOING TO BE A LAW LIKE I DON'T THINK WE CAN MAKE THIS AN ORDINANCE.

I'M NOT SURE WE CAN MAKE THIS AN ORDINANCE.

IT IS GOING TO BE A VOLUNTARY PROGRAM.

AND I'D LIKE TO HEAR FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY ON THAT.

CITY ATTORNEY. THE TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU COULD LEGISLATE IN THAT REGARD, IT'S POSSIBLE.

YOU'RE LOOKING FOR WHAT'S TITLED A GREEN TAMARAC BUSINESS CERTIFICATION PROGRAM.

THERE ARE APPARENTLY OTHER ANALOGS LIKE IT ELSEWHERE IN THE COUNTRY.

IF THE DIRECTION THIS EVENING IS TO DIRECT STAFF, TO CREATE THE PROGRAM IS TO BRING BACK THAT PROGRAM AND THEN TO ACTUALLY LEGISLATE IT INTO A PROGRAM, THAT'S SOMETHING WHICH THE COMMISSION WOULD HAVE THE PREROGATIVE TO DO.

A LOT DEPENDS UPON THE PIECES AND PARTS OF WHAT YOU WANT IT TO LOOK LIKE AND HOW YOU WANT TO IMPLEMENT IT. BUT COULD YOU LEGISLATE THE POLICY OF DEALING WITH THE SUBJECT? YES, YOU COULD.

I MEAN THERE'S A MUNICIPAL PURPOSE INVOLVED IN DOING THAT IF YOU FIND A MUNICIPAL PURPOSE

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IN DOING SO, WHICH I THINK YOU PROBABLY CAN, GIVEN THE NATURE OF THINGS.

BUT YOU HAVE TO DECIDE WHETHER IT'S MANDATORY OR VOLUNTARY OR SOMETHING IN BETWEEN.

HOW DO YOU LEGISLATE A VOLUNTARY PROGRAM? WELL, YOU MAKE IT AVAILABLE AND I DON'T KNOW THE ANSWER IN THE CONTEXT OF INCENTIVES OR DISINCENTIVES OR OTHER INDUCEMENTS.

THOSE ARE ALL PART OF THE DRAFTSMANSHIP THAT WOULD GO INTO THE PREPARATION.

AND WITH YOUR GUIDANCE, WE TRY.

IT'S NOT UNLAWFUL TO DO THIS, OBVIOUSLY, IF IT WERE, I WOULD BE TELLING YOU RIGHT OFF THE BAT. BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO LEGISLATE THIS KIND OF POLICY IN A STATEMENT THROUGH AN ORDINANCE, IT IS LEGALLY POSSIBLE.

I WILL NEED YOUR HELP ON THAT IN THE CONTEXT OF HOW TO BE GUIDED AS TO WHAT THE COMPONENTRY WILL BE AND HOW YOU INTEND TO IMPLEMENT IT.

SO QUESTION TO THE CITY MANAGER OR THE PLANNING DIRECTOR WHO WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING THIS PROGRAM.

I'M ON THE WEBSITE RIGHT NOW FOR THE CBCI GREEN BUSINESS, SOMETHING INTERNATIONAL.

I GUESS THAT'S WHERE THE LEED CERTIFICATION COMES FROM.

NO, IT'S A SEPARATE PROGRAM FROM THE LEED PROGRAM, BUT.

I DON'T KNOW WHO WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FROM THE CITY TO CREATE A PROGRAM LIKE THIS.

IF IS GOING TO BE VOLUNTARY THEN YOU HAVE TO INCENTIVIZE PEOPLE TO DO IT.

ARE THERE FUNDS AVAILABLE TO INCENTIVIZE PEOPLE TO DO IT? YOU KNOW, I MEAN, BUYING HIGHER OR BUYING LIGHT BULBS, FOR EXAMPLE, WHICH ARE MORE EFFICIENT OR GREEN FRIENDLY, ARE MORE EXPENSIVE THAN YOUR AVERAGE CHEAP LIGHT BULB.

HOWEVER, THE ITEMS YOU LISTED FOR PAPER, IT IS CHEAPER TO BUY LOWER QUALITY PAPER OR TO MOVE INTO A GREEN ENVIRONMENT.

A LOT OF COMPANIES NOW ARE USING DOCUSIGN AND NOT REQUIRING PAPER SIGNATURE.

WHO WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE AND ARE THERE FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR AN INCENTIVE PROGRAM.

SO IF I MIGHT RESPOND, MADAM MAYOR, YOU KNOW, I'M GLAD THAT THIS TOPIC CAME UP TONIGHT.

I, THERE ARE NO FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR THIS AND WE'LL GET TO THAT NEXT WEEK WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE BUDGET AND THE MILLAGE RATE AND HAVING RESOURCES TO SUPPORT PROGRAMS LIKE THIS.

BUT AT THIS POINT, THERE'S NOTHING BUDGETED FOR A GREEN LOCAL BUSINESS INITIATIVE AS FAR AS INCENTIVIZING LOCAL BUSINESSES BEFORE WE, I THINK, TALK ABOUT INCENTIVIZING THEM TO BUY ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE PAPER AND LED LIGHTS MAYBE WE OUGHT TO TALK TO THEM ABOUT WHAT THEIR NEEDS ARE. I THINK THE ISSUE OF THE PANDEMIC WAS RAISED AND WHAT THE TIMING IS IN TERMS OF ASKING THEM TO BE MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE.

I THINK THAT I'D LIKE TO BELIEVE THAT WE ALL AGREE THAT THE ENVIRONMENT IS IMPORTANT AND THAT WE SHOULD BE SUPPORTING INITIATIVES THAT PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT AND THAT AS A COMMUNITY, WE SHOULD BE ENCOURAGING THAT RESIDENTIALLY AND AND FROM A BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE. I THINK THAT THERE ARE PROBABLY SOME LARGER BUSINESSES IN THE CITY THAT WOULD WOULD MAYBE EMBRACE THIS TYPE OF INITIATIVE BECAUSE THEY'VE ALREADY EMBRACED IT, WHETHER IT'S CNG VEHICLES OR WHETHER IT'S AN ELECTRIC FLEET.

THERE'S, I THINK, A GREAT DEAL OF INTEREST IN THIS TYPE IN THIS TYPE OF A PROGRAM.

AND SO I THINK THAT THERE THERE WOULD BE SUPPORT FOR IT.

I THINK IN THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY.

BUT I THINK WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL ABOUT WHAT LEVEL WE ASK THOSE PEOPLE TO GET INVOLVED.

I JUST DON'T KNOW THAT THE SMALL BUSINESSES AND THE SMALL RESTAURANTS ARE GOING TO EMBRACE A GOOD IDEA LIKE THIS AT THIS POINT.

I THINK IT'S CHALLENGING.

I THINK THAT WE NEED TO DO SOME MORE RESEARCH.

WE NEED TO TALK TO THE CHAMBER.

WE TALKED TO THE CHAMBER ABOUT SOME OF THESE THINGS IN THE PAST.

AND I'LL BE CANDID.

WE'VE HAD A LUKEWARM RECEPTION FROM THEM IN THE PAST ABOUT SOME OF THESE TYPES OF INITIATIVES.

AND SO KNOW THE QUESTION OF VOLUNTARY VERSUS MANDATING.

I THINK THAT WE NEED SOME MORE FEEDBACK FROM THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY ABOUT THAT.

YOU KNOW, AS FAR AS COMING UP WITH UP WITH A PROGRAM, YOU KNOW, COMMISSIONER GELIN, YOU MENTIONED ON THE WEBSITE THAT YOU WERE LOOKING AND I KNOW THAT THERE ARE ANY NUMBER OF CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS LIKE THIS OUT THERE THAT ARE ALREADY MODELED FOR US THAT ARE, I THINK, PRETTY MUCH READY FOR ADOPTION, DEPENDING ON HOW FAR INTO THIS YOU WANT TO GO.

CLEARLY, COMMISSIONER FISHMAN HAS SPENT SOME TIME WORKING THROUGH SOME OF THAT AND HAS GIVEN US SOME IDEAS TONIGHT.

SO I GUESS IT'S ALL DOABLE.

IT'S JUST A MATTER OF ARE YOU ARE YOU DESIROUS TO MANDATE THIS OR TO MAKE IT VOLUNTARY?

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AND IF IT'S GOING TO BE A VOLUNTARY PROGRAM, I'M NOT SURE THAT IT'S GOING TO BE AS WELL EMBRACED AS WE WOULD LIKE IN THE SMALL BUSINESS COMMUNITY.

LIKE I SAID, THERE ARE SOME LARGER EMPLOYERS.

CITY FURNITURE IS A VERY ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE COMPANY, UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL AND LOOK AT OUR SCHOOLS NECESSARILY AS EMPLOYERS OR BUSINESSES IN TAMARAC BUT THEY EMPLOY LARGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

AND I KNOW THAT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IS INTERESTED IN BEING MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE. SO I THINK, COMMISSIONER GELIN, TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS THERE ARE A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES HERE.

I THINK WE JUST NEED TO FIND THE RIGHT NICHE THAT SUITS OUR COMMUNITY AND BE ABLE TO BE ABLE TO GET SOME SUPPORT FROM THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY FOR A PROGRAM LIKE THIS.

I DON'T I STILL I WOULD HAVE SOME RESERVATIONS ABOUT THE TIMING.

AND I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR THAT FROM SOME OF THE BUSINESSES.

BUT I'VE SAID THIS.

I'VE SAID THIS SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC.

THIS PANDEMIC IS TEMPORARY, WHETHER IT'S EIGHT MONTHS TEMPORARY OR WHETHER IT'S 18 MONTHS TEMPORARY, IT'S GOING TO GO AWAY.

OUR COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT IS LONGER TERM THAN THAT.

SO I THINK WE NEED TO BE THINKING BEYOND THAT.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, I THINK WE'VE GOT A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE STRUGGLING RIGHT NOW.

SO I DON'T KNOW.

I JUST DON'T KNOW HOW EFFECTIVE A PROGRAM LIKE THIS IS GOING TO BE IF IT'S VOLUNTARY.

AND THEN I CAN'T GAUGE THE REACTION OF THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY IF IT'S MANDATED.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

I KNOW, YOU KNOW, I PREFER MANDATES, EVEN IF IT'S SOMETHING THAT'S DONE OVER TIME WHERE, YOU KNOW, WE CREATED A MANDATE AND MADE IT EFFECTIVE A YEAR FROM NOW OR TWO YEARS FROM NOW, GIVING BUSINESSES AN OPPORTUNITY TO TRANSITION.

BUT I KNOW I REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME I TRAVELED TO D.C.

AS AN ELECTED OFFICIAL AND INTO CHICAGO, GOING TO A WALGREENS AND BEING CHARGED FOR GRABBING A PLASTIC BAG.

BUT WHILE I WAS THERE AND CONTINUE TO GO GROCERY SHOPPING TO GET WATER OR WHATEVER, INSTEAD OF PAYING THREE DOLLARS FOR A BOTTLE OF WATER AT THE HOTEL, I STARTED TO USE PAPER BAGS INSTEAD OF GETTING THE PLASTIC BAG AND PAYING THE FEE.

AND I ALSO NOTICED THAT PEOPLE BROUGHT THEIR OWN BAGS.

SO WHEN YOU MAKE LAW AND ENFORCE LAW, PEOPLE ADAPT TO IT AND IT'S BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. AND NOW, AS YOU ALL KNOW, YOU CAN'T GO INTO A PUBLIX OR ANY OF THE GROCERY STORE AND NOT SEE REUSABLE PLASTIC BAGS FOR SALE.

SO I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SEE SOMETHING THAT'S THAT'S HAS MORE TEETH IN IT.

THAT'S A LAW VERSUS A VOLUNTARY PROGRAM, UNDERSTANDING THE ECONOMIC CONDITIONS OF TODAY.

WE COULD DO SOMETHING AND THEN MAKE IT EFFECTIVE, YOU KNOW, 18 MONTHS FROM NOW OR OR WHATEVER DESIGNATED TIME PERIOD.

SO THAT'S ALL I HAVE. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

THANK YOU. I WOULD SUGGEST WE ALLOW STAFF TO DO SOME INVESTIGATING ON THIS PROGRAM, BUT IN ALL GOOD CONSCIENCE, I RIGHT NOW THINK TO PUT MORE STRESS ON OUR BUSINESSES WHEN THEY ARE STRUGGLING AND WE DON'T KNOW HOW MANY OF THEM MAY GO OUT OF BUSINESS.

I DON'T THINK WE NEED TO PUT ANY MORE PRESSURE ON THEM AT THIS POINT, WHETHER IT BE VOLUNTARY AND WE TELL THEM THEY HAVE A YEAR TO IMPLEMENT IT.

I JUST THINK WE NEED TO BE SENSITIVE TO WHAT THEY'RE CURRENTLY GOING THROUGH.

LET'S STEP BACK TO MORE INFORMATION ON THIS AND HOPEFULLY AT SOME POINT EVERYONE WILL BE IN A BETTER FINANCIAL POSITION.

WHILE, I THINK IT'S A FABULOUS PROGRAM.

I JUST THINK NOW MAY NOT BE ABLE TO INVESTIGATE IF WE HAVE IT READY TO GO, BUT I DON'T THINK IF THERE ARE NO OTHER COMMENTS I WILL SHARE MINE. I HAD NO ISSUE WITH THE PROGRAM AS A VOLUNTEER ONE, I WOULD DISAGREE WITH SOME OF THE COMMENTS IN THE RESPECTS THAT THERE ARE BUSINESSES THAT PUT BABY CHANGING TABLES INTO THEIR MEN'S ROOM WITHOUT THEM HAVING TO BE TOLD TO. THERE ARE BUSINESSES WHO HAVE PUT OUT THAT THE FIVE CENT MORE FOR A PLASTIC BAG VERSUS A PAPER BAG, WHOLE FOODS IS ONE OF THEM.

THEY'VE BEEN DOING THAT FOR YEARS UP TO THE BUSINESS.

SO I THINK BUSINESSES THAT POINT BEING IS BUSINESSES CAN DO THINGS VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT HAVING TO BE TOLD THEY HAVE TO.

I AM NOT FOR MANDATING ANYTHING RIGHT NOW.

I AGREE WITH THE VICE MAYOR AND I AGREE WITH COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

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NOW IS NOT THE TIME AND I AM NOT ALSO FOR MANDATING CERTAIN THINGS IN A GROUP BEING CLASSIFIED AS A CERTIFICATION PROGRAM TO DO AN END RUN REGARDING POLICIES AND DISCUSSIONS THAT WE'VE HAD IN THE PAST TO TRY TO ENCAPSULATE THEM, TO GET THEM TO GO FORWARD AS A PROGRAM INSTEAD OF IT BEING VOLUNTARY.

IT'S LIKE ALL BUSINESSES ARE NOT THE SAME, SO SMALL BUSINESSES COPY PAPER, USUALLY AT THIS RATE IN TIME, MOST COPY PAPER THAT SOLD IS ALREADY AT A NINETY TWO PERCENT LEVEL OF RECYCLABLE PRODUCTS.

SO THERE ARE SORT OF THINGS THAT I THINK DO NEED TO BE INVESTIGATED MORE AND I'D BE HAPPY TO TALK ABOUT THIS IN THE FUTURE AFTER INVESTIGATION AND ACTUALLY OUR BUSINESS COMMUNITY BEING DISCUSSED AND THEN ALSO DETERMINE AT A FUTURE TIME WHEN MONEY IS THERE WHAT OUR, QUOTE, INCENTIVE IS AND IS IT FINANCIAL OR IS IT JUST CAMPAIGN SUPPORT, SOCIAL MEDIA, CERTAIN THINGS THAT CAN BE DONE.

BUT RIGHT NOW, DURING THIS TIME, OUR BUSINESSES ARE LOOKING MORE FOR OTHER VERSIONS OF FINANCIAL AID TO BE ABLE TO ASSIST THEM WITH BEING ABLE TO STAY IN THEIR PLAZA'S PAY THE RENT, PAY THEIR MORTGAGES, PAY THEIR LIGHTS, KEEP PEOPLE COMING IN.

SO I'M GOING TO SAY IT IS 11:06 P.M..

GOOD NIGHT. WE'LL SEE YOU IN TWO WEEKS, YOU SAY.

THANK YOU. MEETING IS ADJOURNED.

THANK YOU.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.