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WELCOME TO THE SEPTEMBER 23RD READING, IT IS 9:00 A.M.

[CALL TO ORDER:]

AND I'D LIKE THE CITY CLERK TO CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER PLEASE.

GOOD MORNING, COMMISSIONER GELIN.

GOOD MORNING. COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

GOOD MORNING. COMMISSIONER PLACKO. GOOD MORNING, VICE MAYOR BOLTON.

GOOD MORNING.

GOOD MORNING, AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

MAYOR GOMEZ. MICHELLE. CAN EVERYBODY HEAR ME NOW.

WE CAN.

I'LL TRY THAT ONE AGAIN, SINCE I GUESS I TALKED TO MYSELF.

GOOD MORNING, EVERYBODY.

WELCOME TO OUR VIRTUAL MEETING IT IS SEPTEMBER TWENTY THIRD JUST STARTED A MINUTE AGO. I'D LIKE TO ASK, THIS CITY CLERK TO CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER PLEASE. PLEASE CALL THE ROLL. SURE.

WE'LL DO THIS AGAIN. COMMISSIONER GELIN.

GOOD MORNING ONCE AGAIN.

COMMISSIONER FISHMAN. GOOD MORNING.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO. GOOD MORNING. VICE MAYOR BOLTON.

GOOD MORNING. AND MAYOR GOMEZ. GOOD MORNING, THANK YOU.

AT THIS TIME, I WOULD LIKE TO ASK COMMISSIONER FISHMAN TO LEAD US IN THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND THEN AFTERWARDS, I'D LIKE EVERYBODY TO REMAIN STANDING AND GIVE US A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR THE UNTIMELY AND UNEXPECTED PASSING OF JOE OF OUR WONDERFUL ROBIN YEARS INTO RETIREMENT LAST MONTH. THANK YOU PLEASE BEGIN.

ALLEGIANCE].

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AND WE'LL GO AHEAD AND GET OUR CITY ATTORNEY TO REMIND THANK YOU MAYOR AND COMMISSION GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY MORNING.

DON'T GET TOO USED TO THE VIRTUAL PROCEDURES BECAUSE AS OF OCTOBER, THE FIRST THEY THEORETICALLY UNDER THE GOVERNORS EXECUTIVE ORDER, NUMBER 20-69 AS AMENDED BY 20-193 ON OCTOBER THE 1ST. HOWEVER, WHAT WE DON'T KNOW THAT YET.

WE MAY HOPEFULLY KNOW THAT SOMETIME IN THE NEAR FUTURE, BUT PRIOR TO OCTOBER ONE.

BUT FOR TODAY'S PRESENTATION, FOR THOSE WHO ARE SIGNED ON AS MEMBERS OF THE CITY COMMISSION, CITY STAFF CITY ADMINISTRATION AND CERTAINLY THE PUBLIC, THERE ARE SOME RULES OF THE ROAD THAT NEED TO BE JUST REINSTATED FOR THE RECORD, TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE. WE'RE OPERATING UNDER WHAT'S CALLED A CMT GUIDELINES, COMMUNICATIONS, MEDIA, TECHNOLOGY.

THE NOTICE OF THIS VIRTUAL MEETING, AND A VIRTUAL QUORUM SHALL BE PREPARED AND POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH SEVERAL DIFFERENT STATE LAWS, ONE OF WHICH IS SECTION ONE TWENTY POINT FIFTY FOUR, 5B2 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES.

THAT'S THE GENERAL LAWS OF FLORIDA.

AND ALSO CHAPTER TWENTY EIGHT, DASH ONE ZERO NINE UNDER WHAT'S CALLED THE FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE WITH THE CITY ORDINANCES AND APPLICABLE STATE LAW.

SO THE CLERK HAS APPROPRIATELY LEGALLY AND OTHERWISE NOTIFIED THE PUBLIC AND MEMBERS OF THE ADMINISTRATION AND THE COMMISSION OF THIS MEETING, WHICH HAS BEEN POSTED ONLINE AND OTHERWISE PUBLICLY AND READILY AVAILABLE.

NUMBER TWO AS MEMBERS OF THE CITY COMMISSION AND CITY STAFF MAY ATTEND MEETINGS REMOTELY UTILIZING THE CMT TECHNOLOGY.

THE CITIES I.T. DEPARTMENT THROUGH THE AUSPICES OF LEVENT SUCUOGLU WHO WAS VERY KIND ENOUGH TO GET ME CONNECTED THIS MORNING BECAUSE OF MY DISCONNECT EARLIER ON MY IPAD 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 AND PURSUANT TO THE ORDER A PHYSICAL QUORUM OF THE CITY COMMISSION, IS NOT LEGALLY REQUIRED TO HOLD A MEETING AND CONDUCT OFFICIAL BUSINESS.

IN THE EVENT OF THE PHYSICAL QUORUM IS NOT PRESENT A VIRTUAL QUORUM SHALL BE REQUIRED IN ORDER TO FOR THE RECORD, WE HAVE A VIRTUAL QUORUM THE FIRST TIME AFTER THE SECOND TIME.

SO I'M REALLY CONVINCED NOW WE HAVE A VIRTUAL QUORUM.

THE PUBLIC SHOULD KNOW THAT COMING INTO THIS CONVERSATION TODAY.

NUMBER THREE, AS YOU KNOW, CITY HALL IS GENERALLY PHYSICALLY CLOSED.

THAT INCLUDES THE DEFINITION CHAMBERS IN THE EVENT THAT CITY HALL IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC, WHICH IT IS, THE PUBLIC SHALL NOT BE PERMITTED TO PHYSICALLY ATTEND MEETINGS OF THE CITY COMMISSIONERS, CURRENT CDC GUIDELINES.

ALTHOUGH THE STATE OF FLORIDA IS IN A PHASE TWO STATUS, LEVEL TWO STATUS, BROWARD COUNTY IS THEORETICALLY IN LEVEL 2 STATUS, BUT NOT EXACTLY.

THERE ARE SOME ORDERS OF THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR WHICH WOULD STILL LIMIT PUBLIC

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GATHERINGS OF TEN OR LESS.

NUMBER 4 ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC WISHING TO COMMENT PUBLICLY ON ANY MATTER BEFORE THE COMMISSION, INCLUDING ITEMS ON THE AGENDA, MAY SUBMIT THEIR COMMENTS BY EMAIL TO THE CITY CLERK. COMMENTS SUBMITTED BY EMAIL READ ORALLY ARE LIMITED TO THREE MINUTES OR LESS AS REQUIRED BY THE CITY CODE. THAT'S NOT BEING CHANGED BY THE CMT TECHNOLOGY.

ALL COMMENTS SUBMITTED BY E-MAIL SHALL BE MADE A PART OF THE PUBLIC RECORD AND ARE BEING RECORDED. THIS IS A RECORDED PUBLIC MEETING AND PUBLIC COMMENTS MAY ALSO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE EXCUSE ME, DURING THE MEETING PREVIOUSLY WITH THE CLERK, WHICH MAY BE THE CASE AND SHE'LL ADVISE YOU OF THAT MOMENTARILY.

INDIVIDUALS WHO REGISTER WILL BE CONTACTED BY TELEPHONE AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME DURING THE MEETING TO OFFER THEIR PUBLIC COMMENTS SO THEY'LL BE IN A SEQUENCE IN A QUEUE.

NO MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC WILL BE DENIED ACCESS TO THIS MEETING, EVEN THOUGH IT'S A VIRTUAL MEETING UNDER CMT GUIDELINES.

AND ALL ACTION ON THE CITY COMMISSION NOT SOME ALL ACTION OF CITY COMMISSIONERS SHALL BE TAKEN BY ROLL-CALL VOTE.

WHY YOU ASK BECAUSE THE PUBLIC DOESN'T KNOW WHERE YOU ARE.

I KNOW WHO YOU ARE. MOST OF YOU ARE IN THE BUILDING SOMEWHERE, BUT THEY DON'T.

AND THEY NEED TO RECOGNIZE WHO'S VOTING ON WHAT ITEM SO VOICE VOTES ARE NOT PERMITTED.

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, AND THIS IS PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF WHAT HAS HAPPENED. IT'S ONLY HAPPENED ONCE IN THESE MEETINGS THAT WE'VE HAD IN TAMARAC.

IF AT ANY POINT DURING THE CITY COMMISSION MEETING THE TECHNOLOGY FAILS OR IF 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 SOLVED.

SO SOUND ISSUES, VOICE ISSUES, VISUAL ISSUES.

IF THOSE BE THE CASE, THE MAYOR AND THE COMMISSION CAN TEMPORARILY SUSPEND THE MEETING TO ALLOW IT TO FIX THE PROBLEM.

YOU WILL BE ASKED TO MUTE YOUR MIKE SO THAT WE DON'T HAVE REVERBERATION OR ECHOES.

ANY ADVICE WE CAN RECEIVE FOLLOW THOSE GUIDELINES AND INSTRUCTIONS.

HOPEFULLY THAT WILL NOT BE THE CASE.

BUT THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVE IN HAVING VIRTUAL MEETINGS UNDER THE GOVERNOR'S ORDERS IS TO ENSURE THE FACT THAT THERE'S A VIRTUAL QUORUM WHICH THERE IS LEGALLY.

OF THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC CANNOT PHYSICALLY BE IN THE BUILDING, THEY CANNOT SIT BEFORE YOU DURING THE PUBLIC MEETING OF THE CITY COMMISSION.

THAT ALL BEING SAID, I THANK YOU FOR LISTENING.

I WILL TELL YOU MAYOR AND COMMISSION BRIEFLY THAT WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WILL DO.

IN THE EVENT THAT THE GOVERNMENT ALLOWS 20-APPLICATION WE WILL GIVE ADVICE TO THE MAYOR AND COMMISSION REGARDING HOW THAT PROCEEDS DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER.

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING. ANY QUESTIONS I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AT THIS TIME WE'RE GOING TO GO TO THE PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS.

AND IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT MRS. DORIS GOOD MORNING.

UNKNOWN PARTICIPANT IS NOW JOINING.

HELLO.

GOOD MORNING MRS. VAN.

THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING AND BEING WITH US TODAY VIRTUALLY.

THIS PROCLAMATION HAS BEEN REQUESTED BY COMMISSIONER MIKE GELIN.

[2a. Proclamation - Pedestrian Safety Awareness Month]

WHEREAS MR. AN ARMY VETERAN, WAS STRUCK AND KILLED BY A MOTOR VEHICLE ON HIS WAY TO THE WILLIAM IMPORTANCE OF PEDESTRIAN SAFETY, WHICH IS CRITICAL IN BOTH PEDESTRIANS AND MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATORS AND WHEREAS TO DEMONSTRATE SAFE BEHAVIORS ON THE ROAD HELPING TO PROTECT THEM. AND WHEREAS THE CITY OF TAMARAC AND WHEREAS WE ENCOURAGE OUR RESIDENTS ABOUT HOW YOUR ACTIONS CAN MAKE A POSITIVE CHANGE IN GETTING EVERYONE TO THEIR DESTINATIONS SAFELY.

AND I MICHELLE J. GOMEZ AS MAYOR OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC MONTH OF OCTOBER YOU ARE INSIDE A VEHICLE, DRIVING A MOTORCYCLE, RIDING A BICYCLE OR WALKING ON THE STREET.

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MY THANKS TO COMMISSIONER GELIN AND TO THE MAYOR, THE FULL COMMISSION AND THE CITY OF TAMARAC. I DO APPRECIATE THAT YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT PEDESTRIAN SAFETY.

AND WE ARE APPROACHING OCTOBER 2ND NEXT WEEK, WHICH WILL BE THE SIXTH ANNIVERSARY OF MY HUSBAND'S FATAL ACCIDENT, WHICH IS DEVASTATING FOR ME.

BUT HIS MEMORY LIVES, OF COURSE, IN MY HEART AND IN THE WORK OF THE DON'T FORGET RELIEF FOUNDATION FOR PEDESTRIAN SAFETY.

AND I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS MOMENT TO ANNOUNCE THAT THIS YEAR WE'VE AWARDED OUR VERY FIRST SCHOLARSHIPS TO A SEVENTH GRADER.

WE GET THEM WHILE THEY'RE YOUNG.

THE STUDENT HAS PLEDGED TO STAY SAFE ON OUR SIDEWALKS TO RAISE PEDESTRIAN AWARENESS IN HER COMMUNITY AND TO ASSIST MOBILITY IMPAIRED SENIORS.

THE FOUNDATION IS PROUD TO RECOGNIZE GEANNA MARIE CHARTER SCHOOL AT UNIVERSITY.

SO I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU, GEANNA FOR YOUR COMMITMENT, THANKS TO YOUR PARENTS AND ONCE AGAIN TO COMMISSIONER GELIN THE MAYOR AND THE CITY, I'M SO BLESSED TO HAVE THIS PROCLAMATION ON BEHALF OF MY HUSBAND WILLIE THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR THE GOOD WORK.

CONTINUING TO REMEMBER HIS NAME AND FOR ALL YOUR EFFORTS.

AND WE REMAIN HERE FOR YOU, WHATEVER YOU NEED.

I DO HAVE A GREAT DAY. THANK YOU.

NEXT PROCLAMATION IS CHOOSE PEACE WEEK WHICH WAS REQUESTED BY MYSELF, AND I'M JUST GOING

[2b. Proclamation - Choose Peace Week]

TO SUMMARIZE THAT WE GET TO CHOOSE PEACE AND WE STAND NON-PARTICIPANT IS NOW EXITING.

TOGETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND ITS PEACE ACROSS BROWARD THIS WEEK.

I WILL THEN MOVE ON TO CUSTOMER SERVICE

[2c. Proclamation - Customer Service Week]

HAVE. WE EXPERTISE TO PROVIDING EFFICIENT, HIGH QUALITY AND OFTEN PERSONALIZED SERVICE TO OUR RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES ON A DAILY BASIS, AND WHEREAS CUSTOMER SERVICE PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PROFESSIONALS AROUND THE WORLD TO CELEBRATE THE CRUCIAL ROLE THAT CUSTOMER SERVICE PLAYS IN EVERY ORGANIZATION.

AND WHEREAS THE CITY OF TAMARAC TAKES GREAT PRIDE IN THE 5 STAR CUSTOMER SERVICE IT PROVIDES.

THEIR DEDICATION TO PROVIDING CUSTOMER SERVICE SECOND TO NONE EVERY DAY.

AND WHEREAS WE BRING ALL OUR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE THEM.

NOW, THEREFORE I MICHELLE J.

GOMEZ MAYOR OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC ON BEHALF OF THIS COMMISSION, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM THE WEEK OF OCTOBER FIVE THROUGH NINE, 2020 AS CUSTOMER SERVICE WEEK IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC, RECOGNIZING THAT OUR EMPLOYEES EXEMPLIFY OUR MISSION TO BE COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE ALWAYS AND WE APPRECIATE THEIR DEDICATION.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I'M NOT SURE IF THE CITY MANAGER WISHES TO SAY ANYTHING.

MADAM MAYOR. THAT'S ALL RIGHT THIS MORNING.

THANK YOU FOR THE PROCLAMATION.

BEHALF OF ALL THE EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY.

CELEBRATING CUSTOMER SERVICE WEEK RECOGNIZES ALL OF THE IMPORTANCE IT MAKES ON PROVIDING EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE ALWAYS BUT ESPECIALLY DURING TIMES LIKE THESE.

WE WANT OUR RESIDENTS SO THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THE PROCLAMATION.

I'LL BE SURE TO SHARE IT WITH THE STAFF. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THE NEXT PROCLAMATION WAS REQUESTED BY MYSELF AND ITS NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY

[2d. Proclamation - National Voter Registration Day]

WHICH ACTUALLY WAS YESTERDAY, BUT WE'RE GOING TO ONE OF THE MOST FUNDAMENTAL AND SACRED RIGHTS OF OUR COUNTRY IS THE RIGHT TO VOTE IN ORDER FOR GOVERNMENT TO FUNCTION EFFECTIVELY AND RESPOND TO THE NEEDS OF OUR PEOPLE, CITIZENS MUST PLAY A ROLE IN SHAPING EACH YEAR, ON NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY WE REAFFIRM THE STRONG SENSE OF CIVIC DUTY AMONG OUR PEOPLE AND ENCOURAGE FRIENDS, FAMILY MEMBERS AND NEIGHBORS TO GET INVOLVED BY REGISTERING TO VOTE.

NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY IS A DAY TO RECOMMIT TO EXERCISING TO ONE OF OUR MOST PRECIOUS RIGHTS THAT WE HAVE AS AMERICANS AND TAKE SERIOUSLY OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD IN EVERY ELECTION.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE WILL NOW GO TO OUR NEXT PROCLAMATION, WHICH IS FOR UNIVERSITY

[2e. Proclamation - University Hospital]

HOSPITAL WHICH HAS BEEN REQUESTED BY COMMISSIONER PLACKO, I BELIEVE, JASON CUNNINGHAM A MEMBER FROM THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL ARE THEY ON THE LINE.

EVERYBODY ON THE LINE. CAN YOU HEAR US. HI EVERYBODY. GOOD MORNING. WHEREAS UNIVERSITY

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HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER OPENED IN 1974 IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA, AND WHEREAS UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER IS A THREE HUNDRED AND 17 BED ACUTE CARE HOSPITAL W HO HAVE BEEN A LEADER IN BREAKTHROUGH EFFORT IN ORTHOPEDIC CARE AND ROOM OFFERS FAMILY FRIENDLY CARE FOR CHILDREN AND PROFESSIONAL COMMITTED TO CARE AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF HUMAN LIVES PROVIDES. WE ARE COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE, ALWAYS EVERY ACTION, EVERY PATIENT, EVERY TIME.

WHEREAS DURING THE CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER AND WHEREAS THE HOSPITAL HAS BEEN SHORT STAFFED, HELPING EMPLOYEES WORK OVERTIME OTHER STAFF MEMBER, FAMILY MEMBERS AT RISK IN ORDER TO SERVE TAMARAC AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES.

WHEREAS THE STAFF OF THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER HAVE BEEN TRUE PROFESSIONALS DURING AN UNPRECEDENTED HEALTH CRISIS AND WHEREAS UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER CONTINUALLY LIVES UP TO THEIR VISION TO BE OUR PARTNER IN HEALTH CARE EXCELLENCE. NOW, THEREFORE, I MICHELLE J.

GOMEZ THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC ON BEHALF OF THE CITY COMMISSION DO HEREBY PROCLAIM SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 AS UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER DAY IN TAMARAC AND CALL UPON EVERYONE IN TAMARAC AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES TO JOIN IN COMMITTING THE HOSPITAL FOR THEIR STRENGTH AND SERVICE DURING THE CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

SO, MADAM MAYOR, CITY COMMISSIONER PLACKO, OTHER COMMISSIONER, CITY MANAGER MIKE CERNECH, AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS THAT ARE ON LINE.

THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH FOR THIS HONOR.

IT WAS AN ARDUOUS SUMMER.

THIS LEADERSHIP TEAM BEHIND ME, FRONTLINE EMPLOYEES, THEY ALL PITCHED IN THIS SUMMER TO GET US THROUGH THIS CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.

AND AS NEED ARISES THIS FALL DURING FLU SEASON.

THIS SAME GROUP HERE, AND EMPLOYEES WILL RISE AGAIN TO TAKE CARE OF THE CITIZENS OF TAMARAC. SO THANK YOU AGAIN.

WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT. BE SAFE AND THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO. THANK YOU, EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU. STAY SAFE.

WE WILL. YOU TOO.

THANK YOU. AT THIS TIME, WE'RE GOING TO TURN TO OUR COMMISSION REPORTS VICE MAYOR BOLTON.

[3a. Vice Mayor Bolton]

GOOD MORNING, MADAM MAYOR. AND GOOD MORNING, COMMISSIONERS.

I DON'T HAVE A REPORT TODAY.

YOU CAN REACH ME AT NINE FIVE FOUR TWO SEVEN FIVE THREE EIGHT FIVE ZERO.

THAT'S 954-275-3850.

THAT IS MY PERSONAL CELL PHONE NUMBER.

AND OF COURSE, YOU CAN ALSO REACH ME AT THE OFFICE 954-597 34YOU CAN ALSO VISIT ME ON FACEBOOK THAT IS FACEBOOK.COM/COMMISSIONERMARIONBOLTON.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH. THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER GELIN.

GOOD MORNING, JUST WAITING FOR MY PRESENTATION.

COMMISSIONER GELIN I DON'T HAVE A PRESENTATION FROM YOU.

COMMISSIONER GELIN THEY DON'T HAVE A PRESENTATION FOR YOU.

OH, I SENT IT TO LEVENT, DOES LEVENT HAVE IT.

I DON'T HAVE IT COMMISSIONER GELIN.

ALL RIGHT, THEN.

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CAN YOU MOVE ON TO SOMEONE ELSE ON THE I WAS JUST GOING TO SUGGEST COMMISSIONER, IF YOU COULD RESEND THAT TO LEVENT AND WE COULD MOVE ON TO ANOTHER REPORT WE WILL POST THAT.

SURE. COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

[3c. Commissioner Fishman]

GOOD MORNING. SO MANY OF YOU KNOW ROSH HASHANAH JUST PASSED AND PART OF ROSH HASHANAH IS REFLECTING ON THE PAST YEAR AND I'VE WRITTEN SOMETHING OUT THAT I'D LIKE TO READ AS PART OF MY REFLECTION.

THIS HAS BEEN A VERY DIFFICULT YEAR BY ANY MEASURE.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE LIVES LOST TO COVID-19 AND THE IMPACT THIS PANDEMIC CONTINUES TO HAVE ON OUR DAILY LIVES AND OUR ECONOMY.

WHEN YOU FACTOR IN THE GROWING UNREST ACROSS OUR COUNTRY BECAUSE OF THE ACTIONS OF OUR POLICE OFFICERS AND BAD POLICE POLICIES.

TAKING A LOOK AT THE AMOUNT OF ACTIVITY IN THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC OCEANS THIS HURRICANE SEASON AND THE WILDFIRES RAGING IN CALIFORNIA, OREGON AND WASHINGTON, IT APPEARS THAT MOTHER NATURE IS PISSED OFF AND NOT PLAYING AROUND ANYMORE.

AND FINALLY, WHEN YOU COUNT THE LOSS OF CIVIL RIGHTS AND WOMEN'S RIGHTS ICONS LIKE REVEREND C.T. VIVIAN, CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS AND MOST RECENTLY FEDERAL SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG, OUR COUNTRY HAS BEEN DEALT WITH MUCH IN 2020.

HOW WE AS A PEOPLE CHOOSE TO HANDLE THESE CRISES WILL TELL A LOT ABOUT THE DIRECTION OUR COUNTRY TAKES GOING FORWARD.

I READ AN ARTICLE THIS MORNING ENTITLED THE FORGOTTEN MEANING OF WE THE PEOPLE AND TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THAT SLAVES AND WOMEN WERE NOT INCLUDED IN THAT PHRASE AT THE TIME.

AND IN THE ARTICLE IT TALKS ABOUT OUR DEMOCRACY BEING ON TRIAL AT ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT. I AGREE.

I ALSO BELIEVE THE STATE OF OUR HUMANITY IS ON TRIAL.

AND HERE'S WHY. I REMEMBER A TIME WHEN I COULD DISAGREE WITH SOMEONE'S POINT OF VIEW WITHOUT HAVING TO DEMONIZE THAT PERSON OR DENIGRATE THEM, BECAUSE WE DISAGREE.

POLITICS HAS CREATED THE NEED TO BE RIGHT ABOVE ALL ELSE.

I ALSO REMEMBER A TIME WHEN PEOPLE TOOK CARE OF THEIR NEIGHBORS WITHOUT LOOKING AT WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME. AND FINALLY, I REMEMBER A TIME WHEN ELECTED OFFICIALS CHOSE TO ACT WITH INTEGRITY AND HONESTY IN ALL THEIR DEALINGS AND SERVE BECAUSE THEY BELIEVED IN SERVICE ABOVE SELF INSTEAD OF FOR THEIR OWN BENEFITS.

THIS ARTICLE IS A CALL TO ACTION FOR ALL ELECTED OFFICIALS AND CITIZENS ALIKE TO ENSURE THAT WE CONTINUE TO USE OUR VOICES AND OUR VOTES.

WE MUST ENSURE THAT VOTING RIGHTS FOR ALL PEOPLE, NOT JUST THOSE WE MUST STAND UP FOR OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO PEACEFULLY ASSEMBLE AND FINALLY TAKE BETTER CARE OF EACH OTHER IN OUR DAILY LIVES.

NONE OF US IS GOING THROUGH THIS ALONE AND TOGETHER WE CAN AND WILL GET THROUGH IT.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

ARE WE READY FOR COMMISSIONER GELIN'S REPORT OR NOT YET.

NO NOT YET.

[3d. Commissioner Placko]

OKAY. COMMISSIONER PLACKO. MADAM MAYOR IF YOU WOULDN'T MIND, I'D LIKE TO SAVE MY TIME FOR AFTER OUR CITY ATTORNEY REPORT, I WOULD PROBABLY HAVE SOME QUESTIONS AT THAT POINT.

SO I WILL SAVE MY TIME FOR THEN.

YOU GOT IT. SO COMMISSIONER GELIN ARE YOU READY YET.

I'M STILL TEXTING LEVENT TRYING TO FIND.

OK, SO WE'LL GO TO MY REPORT, WHICH IS ACTUALLY A VERY SHORT REPORT, WANTED TO SHARE THAT

[3e. Mayor Gomez]

AND I HOPE YOU CAN HEAR ME NOW. WE TRIED TO WORK ON MY SPEAKER, MY MICROPHONE, PLEASE, TO SHARE THAT, WE HAVE RECEIVED OUR NEXT INSTALLMENT FROM THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDS FOR THE CARES ACT FOR COVID-19.

AND SO WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED THREE HUNDRED AND THIRTY NINE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED EIGHTY ONE DOLLARS FOR A CUMULATIVE TOTAL ALLOCATIONS THAT WE'VE RECEIVED THROUGH THIS CDBG CORONAVIRUS FUNDS FIVE HUNDRED EIGHTY FOUR THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND THIRTY ONE DOLLARS

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AND THOSE FUNDS ARE GOING TO FOR NEEDS OF THE CITY TO HELP WITH PROGRAMS THAT WE'VE ALREADY PUT THROUGH AND TRYING TO HELP OUR PEOPLE AND OUR RESIDENTS AND OUR BUSINESSES.

AND SO JUST PROUD FOR THAT, CONTINUING TO GO TO VIRTUALLY MEETINGS HAD THE PLEASURE OF BEING ON THE PTA MEETING LAST NIGHT WITH TAMARAC TIGER'S ELEMENTARY.

WE'RE DOING WHAT WE CAN TO HELP OUR SCHOOLS AND OUR CHILDREN AND PARENTS READJUST TO HOWEVER SCHOOL WE START.

FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS, CONTINUE TO REMIND EVERYBODY THAT THROUGH THE NEXT TWO WEEKS, WE WILL ONLY HAVE THEM SATURDAY STARTING AT 8AM TO 11 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST AT THE METHODIST CHURCH. AND THEN WE WILL START OUR TWICE A WEEK PROCESS AGAIN FOR OCTOBER.

AT THIS POINT MY COMMENTS ARE VERY SHORT.

SO HOPEFULLY COMMISSIONER GELIN YOU ARE ON THE READY WITH YOUR REPORT.

I WILL SAY LIEUTENANT COLONEL DAVID HOLMES, IT IS GOOD TO SEE YOU.

THANK YOU FOR COMMISSIONER GELIN. STILL WORKING ON SOME TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.

SO I'LL GO AFTER PLACKO IF IT'S READY THEN.

I THINK COMMISSIONER PLACKO'S COMMENTS WERE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNATED TO A TOPIC AT HAND FOR THAT, SO I REALLY WOULD PREFER YOU'LL GO AFTER THE CITY MANAGERS REPORT BECAUSE WE NEED TO GET THESE REPORTS DONE AND MOVE THIS ALONG.

I DO HAVE ONE LAST THING.

EVERYBODY WHO IS CELEBRATING THE JEWISH NEW YEAR WHO WAS FASTING ON MONDAY.

I WISH YOU AN EASY, FAST.

CITY MANAGER. THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

[5. CITY MANAGER REPORT]

TO START THIS MORNING, I WANT TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO RECOGNIZE AND TO CONGRATULATE OUR EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE REACHED CITY SERVICE MILESTONES OVER THE PAST YEAR.

COLLECTIVELY, THE GROUP THAT I'M GOING TO RECOGNIZE THIS MORNING HAS GIVEN OVER FOUR HUNDRED YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CITY.

AND I WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS MY THANKS AND APPRECIATION TO ALL OF THEM.

ALTHOUGH THE CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCES HAVE PREVENTED US FROM RECOGNIZING THESE INDIVIDUALS IN OUR TYPICAL TAMARAC WAY, WE HAVE PREPARED A PRESENTATION TO CELEBRATE THEIR REACHING THE MILESTONE. SO I AM SURE THAT YOU WILL JOIN ME IN THANKING OUR COLLEAGUES FOR THEIR SERVICE THIS MORNING. LEVENT CAN YOU PLEASE PUT UP THE PRESENTATION? THANK YOU, LEVENT.

COMMISSIONER GELIN I WAS GOING TO ASSURE YOU I DIDN'T GIVE LEVENT THE DAY OFF.

YEAH, NO, NO, I'M SURE I'M SURE I THINK WE GOT IT TOGETHER.

WE SHOULD BE READY. OK.

ALL RIGHT. SO AS THE MAYOR AND COMMISSION ARE AWARE, YOU KNOW, EVERY QUARTER WE RECOGNIZE THE SERVICE AWARD FOR OUR EMPLOYEES AND WE HAVE A TREMENDOUS NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE GIVEN A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF THEIR LIVES AND THEIR TIME TO OUR RESIDENTS HERE IN TAMARAC. AND SO WE'LL START THIS MORNING WITH THE FIVE YEAR AWARD FOR THEM.

THANK YOU. FRANK ANTINELLI IS AN ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR IN THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT.

RAFAEL IS A WASTEWATER SERVICE WORKER, THREE AND PUBLIC SERVICES.

LEVENT CAN YOU GO BACK, PLEASE? BECAUSE HE CAN'T SEE ANYTHING REMOTELY. ALL RIGHT, SO WE HAVE KIMBERLY DILLON OUR ASSISTANT CITY CLERK IN THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE.

FARIEL KHAN, OUR OFFICE COORDINATOR IN PUBLIC SERVICES, AND TINA LEON, WHO IS OUR HUMAN RESOURCES ANALYST IN HUMAN RESOURCES.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE LEVENT.

THANK YOU LEVENT. THEN WE HAVE BRIAN LEWIS.

BRIAN IS THE UTILITY SERVICE WORKER, TWO, IN PUBLIC SERVICES.

ANNA POWELL NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

MICHAEL RINI SITE SUPERVISOR OF PARKS AND RECREATION, COORDINATOR AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

AND LUIS VASQUEZ IS A GROUNDSKEEPER, ONE IN PUBLIC SERVICE.

NEXT, WE HAVE OUR 10 YEAR AWARD.

WE HAVE ONE OF THOSE THIS MORNING VITALIS CADETTE.

VITALIS IS A WATER PLANT OPERATOR C IN PUBLIC SERVICES AND RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING SURE THAT OUR WATER TASTES GREAT.

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OUR 15 YEAR AWARDS THIS MORNING INCLUDE.

SO OUR 15 YEAR AWARDS THIS MORNING INCLUDE CARLOS ACOSTA, CARLOS IS A GROUNDSKEEPER TWO IN PUBLIC SERVICES.

KEN BOWE OUR STREETS SUPERVISOR IN PUBLIC SERVICES.

LEVERTIS BYRD OUR LANDSCAPE SUPERVISOR IN PUBLIC SERVICES.

ADAM CURREA, OUR FIREFIGHTER, PARAMEDIC FIRE RESCUE.

MARTIN DAGOSTINE, OUR SENIOR ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN IN PUBLIC SERVICES, AND YVETTE EVANS, FIREFIGHTER, PARAMEDIC FIRE RESCUE.

ALSO CELEBRATING 15 YEAR AWARDS THIS MORNING, DAVID GREENSTEIN, CAPTAIN, PARAMEDIC FIRE RESCUE.

DINA LUGGER, OUR SENIOR CODE OFFICER, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

GARY MEYER, SENIOR CHEMIST.

SIMI PREETAM, CUSTOMER SERVICE REP TWO IN FINANCIAL SERVICES, AND ALFRED WILSON, AQUATIC SPRAY TECHNICIAN, PUBLIC SERVICE.

OUR 25 YEAR AWARDS THIS MORNING INCLUDE LUIS DE PENA WATER SYSTEM OPERATOR ONE IN PUBLIC SERVICES.

ROCIO GOODE ADMINISTRATOR COORDINATOR IN FIRE RESCUE.

LIEUTENANT STEVE KORTE WHO'S A LIEUTENANT PARAMEDIC FIRE RESCUE.

VAN SCHOEN, OUR COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND PREPAREDNESS SPECIALIST IN FIRE RESCUE.

AND MICHAEL WILTON, THE CAPTAIN AND PARAMEDIC FIRE RESCUE.

OUR TWENTY FIVE YEAR AWARDS TODAY INCLUDE PERCY SAYLES OUR FIRE CHIEF AND STEVE STILLWELL ONE OF OUR BATTALION CHIEF BOTH IN FIRE RESCUE.

AND FINALLY, WE HAVE A 30 YEAR AWARD THIS MORNING.

I WANT TO RECOGNIZE MR. ELKIN SUAREZ.

AS ALL OF YOU KNOW, ELKIN IS OUR WATER ACCOUNTABILITY SUPERVISOR IN PUBLIC SERVICES.

SO I WANT TO THANK ALL OF THESE EMPLOYEES FOR THEIR SERVICE TO THE CITY.

AND AS I SAID AT THE BEGINNING, WE'VE GOT OVER 400 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE CITY WE'RE RECOGNIZING THIS MORNING.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AS YOU KNOW, PARKS AND RECREATION IS REALLY WORKING HARD TO TRY TO BRING PROGRAMING TO THE COMMUNITY IN A SAFE WAY.

SO TAMARAC PARKS AND RECREATION IS CORDIALLY INVITING EVERYONE TO JOIN US FOR THE NEXT DRIVE IN MOVIE IN THE PARK.

IF I COULD INVITE EVERYONE TO COME OUT TO THE SPORTS COMPLEX AT 9901 NORTHWEST SEVENTY SEVENTH STREET FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2ND TO WATCH HAUNTED MANSION, A FREE BAG OF SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR EACH CAR.

ATTENDEES MUST STAY IN THEIR VEHICLE.

SPACE IS LIMITED.

REGISTRATION IS NEEDED TO ENTER THE EVENT AS THE EVENTS TYPICALLY SELL OUT.

THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT IS ALSO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE ITS NEWEST ADULT SPORTS LEAGUE COED CORNHOLE.

THIS LEAGUE WILL BE FOR AGES 18 AND OLDER AND WILL BE COED GAMES WILL BE PLAYED AT THE TAMARAC RECREATION CENTER AT 7501 NORTH UNIVERSITY DRIVE.

REGISTRATION DATES ARE FROM SEPTEMBER 21ST TO OCTOBER 2ND FROM COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT HOUSING DIVISION THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT HOUSING DIVISION WANTS YOU TO KNOW THAT THE CITY'S EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR COVID-19 RELATED RELIEF ARE STILL UNDERWAY WITH ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY APPLICATIONS REVIEWED TODAY.

THIRTY TWO HOUSEHOLDS HAVE BEEN ASSISTED AND ONE HUNDRED AND TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS IN FUNDS HAVE BEEN EXPENDED.

APPLICATIONS ARE BEING REVIEWED ON A DAILY BASIS, WITH NEW ENROLLMENT OPPORTUNITIES EXPECTED TO OCCUR IN THE NEAR FUTURE WITH THE USE OF THE COUNTY'S CARE'S ACT ALLOCATION THAT WE RECENTLY RECEIVED.

AND FINALLY THIS MORNING FROM THE CITY'S CENSUS COMMITTEE, THE CITY CONTINUES TO DO WELL WITH OUR RESPONSE RATE FOR THE CENSUS.

THE CENSUS BUREAU HAS BEEN OUT WORKING TO COMPLETE DATA COLLECTION QUICKLY AND SAFELY AS POSSIBLE. ALL OFFICES ARE SCHEDULED TO COMPLETE THEIR WORK BY SEPTEMBER 30TH OF TWENTY TWENTY. THE NATIONAL SELF RESPONSE RATES ARE NATIONALLY SIXTY SIX POINT TWO PERCENT.

FLORIDA SIXTY THREE PERCENT.

BROWARD COUNTY AT SIXTY TWO POINT THREE PERCENT AND TAMARAC AT SEVENTY ONE POINT SEVEN PERCENT. I'M HAPPY TO REPORT THAT WE'VE ALREADY SURPASSED OUR RESPONSE RATE FOR 2010, WHICH WAS SIXTY NINE PERCENT.

WE STILL HAVE A FEW DAYS LEFT TO CONTINUE TO REACH OUR GOAL.

THANK YOU FOR THAT MAYOR AND COMMISSION THIS MORNING.

THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT.

THANK YOU. GREAT JOB CENSUS COMMITTEE KEEP IT UP.

COMMISSIONER GELIN I BELIEVE YOU ARE NOW READY GO AHEAD.

[3b. Commissioner Gelin]

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THANK YOU.

LEVENT YOU READY. COMMISSIONER GELIN, IS THERE ANY WAY FOR YOU TO DO YOUR REPORT WITHOUT THE POWERPOINT? DO YOU HAVE IT IN FRONT OF YOU CAN YOU READ IT TO EVERYBODY? NO, IT'S READY.

I THINK IT JUST HAD THE WRONG DATE ON IT, BUT IT'S READY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. OK.

SO I JUST WANTED TO RECOGNIZE ONE OF OUR STATE REPRESENTATIVES, SHE IS IN THE ORLANDO AREA AND SHE IS SACRIFICING HER STATE REPRESENTATIVE SALARY IN ORDER TO GIVE FUNDING TO RESIDENTS IN NEED. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

OKAY. AND SO I JUST WANTED TO RECOGNIZE ONE OF OUR STATE REPRESENTATIVES.

SHE IS IN THE ORLANDO AREAS AND ON HER TWITTER FEED, SHE REACHES OUT TO PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY AND THIS PARTICULAR CASE, SHE'S HELPING A RESIDENT WHO LOST HER JOB AT DISNEY TO PAY FOR THEIR HOTEL SERVICES.

AND SO THEY'RE ABLE TO STAY IN A HOTEL FOR ANOTHER FIVE WEEKS.

AND SHE SHOWS AS EVIDENCE HER CREDIT CARD TRANSACTION WHERE SHE'S PAYING FOR THE SERVICE FOR THE RESIDENTS.

SO THESE ARE THE KIND OF THINGS THAT, UNFORTUNATELY, SOME ELECTED OFFICIALS HAVE TO DO BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE A FIRM STRUCTURE IN PLACE TO TAKE CARE OF RESIDENTS WHO ARE IN NEED. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. AT THE LAST COMMISSION MEETING, WE TALKED ABOUT THE BOX AND DOING THINGS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE COMING OUT OF THE PRISON SYSTEM.

AND CALIFORNIA SIGNED A BILL BECAUSE THEY USE INMATES TO HELP FIGHT FIRES.

AND THESE INMATES, THEY GET THE SAME TRAINING AS REGULAR FIREFIGHTERS, BUT THEN WHEN THEY COME OUT, THEY CANNOT BE A FIREFIGHTER.

SO CALIFORNIA JUST PASSED A LAW TO NOW ALLOW INMATES WHO WERE TRAINED IN FIRES AND FOUGHT FIRES TO BECOME A FIREFIGHTER AFTER THEY MAY COME OUT OF PRISON.

SO THESE ARE THE KIND OF REFORMS THAT WE NEED TO HELP, CHANGE AND MAKE THE SOCIETY A SAFER PLACE. NEXT UP NEXT SLIDE.

I ALSO ATTENDED A THREE DAY TRAINING SEMINAR THROUGH THE FLORIDA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND THE FLORIDA INSTITUTE FOR POLITICAL LEADERSHIP, OUR LOCAL CEO KEITH KOENIG WAS THERE.

IT'S A GREAT TRAINING FOR ANYONE WHO'S INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN ELECTED OFFICIAL AND FOR ANYONE THAT IS CURRENTLY AN ELECTED OFFICIAL AND IS LOOKING FOR ADDITIONAL STRATEGIES ON HOW TO BE A BETTER ELECTED OFFICIAL AND SUPPORT THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO THESE ARE JUST THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE INVOLVED, THE REGULAR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOUNDATION AND THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE.

NEXT SLIDE. I'M GOING TO REFER TO THESE ARTICLES IN OUR DISCUSSION WITH ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE NEED TO ADDRESS IS POLICE MISCONDUCT, BECAUSE IT DOES HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITY.

AND THEN WE NEED TO FURTHER DEFINE WHAT DEFUND THE POLICE LOOKS LIKE.

AND SOMETIMES DEFUNDING MEANS ADDITIONAL FUNDING.

SO IN THE CASE OF NEW YORK, THEY RECEIVED A GRANT TO ALLOW POLICE OFFICERS TO HAVE FOUR ADDITIONAL SOCIAL WORKERS TO ADDRESS CERTAIN KINDS OF CALLS WHERE POLICE OFFICERS MAY NOT NEED TO TAKE THE LEAD.

NEXT SLIDE. SO THEN ON THE START OF HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH, I ATTENDED THE STATE OF HISPANICS, HISPANIC HERITAGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ZOOM MEETING.

I JUST WANT TO SHARE SOME FACTS FROM THIS EVENT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. SO THESE WERE SOME OF THE SPEAKERS.

NEXT SLIDE. NEXT SLIDE.

SO SOME OF THE SHARED VALUES THAT THEY DISCUSSED AND I THINK THESE ARE SOME VALUES THAT WE ALL PRETTY MUCH SHARE.

NEXT SLIDE. AND THEN THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO BECAUSE WE HAVE A GROWING HISPANIC COMMUNITY AND WE HAVE A CERTAIN NUMBER OF HISPANICS IN OUR WORKFORCE.

AND THESE ARE SOME OF THE EMOTIONS THAT THEY EXPRESSED IN THEIR CALL.

THE FACT THAT HISPANICS FEEL UNDERREPRESENTED, THEY FEEL MISREPRESENTED AND THEY FEEL

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UNDERVALUED. SO IN TERMS OF FEELING MISREPRESENTED, YOU KNOW, SOME OF THEM FEEL THAT THEY ARE VIEWED UPON AS DANGEROUS AS CRIMINALS, AS LAZY, AS VIOLENT AND AS DRUG TRAFFICKER, SOME OF THE SAME FEELINGS AND EMOTIONS THAT AFRICAN-AMERICANS HAVE.

THEY DON'T KNOW THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COUNTRY.

AND A LOT OF THEM PRETEND TO BE SOMEONE ELSE IN THE WORKPLACE BECAUSE WE DON'T EMBRACE WHO THEY ARE AS HISPANICS.

SO I JUST THINK IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE ALL NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO AS A ELECTED OFFICIAL THAT REPRESENTS A BROAD COMMUNITY.

AND I JUST WANT TO SHARE SOME OF THAT DATA WITH YOU, PARTICULARLY THE FACT THAT SOMETIMES THEY PRETEND TO BE SOMEONE ELSE.

NEXT SLIDE. SO AN EXAMPLE WOULD BE MIKE STANTON, WHOSE NAME IS GIANCARLO STANTON, BUT USES ONE OF HIS NAME IS MIKE TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR OTHER PEOPLE TO SAY HIS NAME.

AND SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE NEED TO DO IS, IS MAKE A BETTER EFFORT TO UNDERSTAND HOW TO PRONOUNCE THE NAMES OF OUR HISPANIC COLLEAGUES AND NEIGHBORS SO THEY DON'T FEEL LIKE THEY NEED TO USE ANOTHER NAME.

NEXT SLIDE. AND SO THIS IS JUST A SYMBOL THAT THEY HAVE DONE TO TRY TO BRING THEMSELVES TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY THE STAR REPRESENTS A COMMON GOAL, HISPANICS, AND THEY'RE UNIFIED BY THEIR LANGUAGE AND THEY ARE TRYING TO COME TOGETHER NEXT SLIDE.

AND SO SOME OF THE CONVERSATIONS THAT THEY HAD AND THIS DISCUSSION IS SOME OF THE SIMILAR CONVERSATIONS THAT I HEAR IN THE DISCUSSIONS WITH AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY, THAT WE NEED TO COME TOGETHER, WE NEED TO HAVE AN ACTION PLAN AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

NEXT SLIDE. SO THE HISPANIC PROMISE IS SOMETHING THAT THEY ASK MANY CORPORATIONS AND I BELIEVE MUNICIPALITIES TO PLEDGE TO SUPPORT.

SO SOMETHING THAT I THINK AS A CITY WE SHOULD LOOK AT AND PARTNER WITH THIS ORGANIZATION.

SO I'LL BRING SOME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO THE CITY MANAGER REGARDING THE HISPANIC PROMISE. NEXT SLIDE. AND SO JUST THE GOAL OF THE CALL WAS TO INSPIRE THEMSELVES AND EMPOWER EACH OTHER AND TO ACT WITH A COLLECTIVE FORCE THEY HAVE AS A COMMUNITY.

NEXT SLIDE. AND SO FOR MIKE AND OUR TEAM AT THE CITY, WE SHOULD LOOK INTO THIS ORGANIZATION AND SEE HOW WE CAN FURTHER HELP THE HISPANICS IN OUR CITY OF TAMARAC NEXT SLIDE. AND THEN THIS YOUNG LADY JUST TALKED ABOUT SOME OF THE THE VOTING DEMOGRAPHICS IN SOUTH FLORIDA. NEXT. SO THERE'S 60 MILLION LATINOS IN THE US.

32 MILLION ELIGIBLE TO VOTE AND ONLY 12.7 MILLION VOTED NATIONALLY.

NEXT SLIDE.

AND JUST SOME DEMOGRAPHICS ABOUT LATINOS OR HISPANICS IN SOUTH FLORIDA IN PARTICULAR, NEXT. AND THEN WHERE DO HISPANICS FALL AMONG THE THREE PARTIES OR TWO PARTIES.

AND IN FLORIDA, THERE'S ALMOST AS MANY NON PARTY HISPANICS AS DEMOCRATS.

AND HISPANICS CLEARLY DON'T FEEL ANY AFFILIATION OR STRONG OTHERWISE TO REPUBLICANS OR DEMOCRATS. NEXT SLIDE.

PALM BEACH COUNTY, NOT A LARGE NUMBER OF HISPANICS THERE.

NEXT SLIDE.

BROWARD, A LOT MORE HISPANICS THAN IN PALM BEACH, BUT NOT AS MUCH AS IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY.

AND IT'S STILL A LARGE NUMBER THAT ARE IN THE NO PARTY AFFILIATION CATEGORY.

NEXT. MIAMI DADE COUNTY, THERE ARE MORE NPA'S HISPANIC NPA'S THAN THERE ARE DEMOCRATS, OR HISPANICS. SO CLEARLY, NEITHER PARTY IS REALLY SPEAKING THE LANGUAGE OF THE HISPANIC POPULATION. NEXT SLIDE.

AND BOTH COMMISSIONER FISHMAN AND I ATTENDED THIS SESSION THAT WAS SPONSORED BY BROWARD DAYS AND THE GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

YOU KNOW, WE VOTED ON MAINTAINING THE PROPERTY TAX LEVELS THIS MEETING THAT PROPERTY VALUES ARE EITHER STAYING THE SAME OR INCREASING.

SO THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN. SO WE TALKED ABOUT, YOU KNOW, VALUES MAY GO DOWN THAT IS NOT THE CASE. AND SO WE REALLY NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE INFORMED WHEN WE MAKE DECISIONS.

YOU CAN FLY THROUGH THE NEXT COUPLE OF SLIDES.

I THINK I JUST HAVE SOME IMAGES OF SOME OF THE SPEAKERS.

OK. AND OF COURSE, I JUST WANT TO SAY REST IN PEACE TO RUTH BADER GINSBURG AND JUST SHOW SOME OF THE QUOTES THAT SHE HAD AND SOME OF HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN THE NEXT SLIDE.

SO JUST SOME OF HER HISTORY AND BACKGROUND, SHE WAS A PROFESSOR AT COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL, GENERAL COUNSEL FOR THE ACLU AND ONE OF THE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES THAT KNEW THAT GEORGE BUSH SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN PRESIDENT BASED ON THE VOTES HERE IN FLORIDA.

NOW, JUST LIKE TODAY, THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT DON'T BELIEVE RACISM EXISTS.

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THERE WERE PEOPLE BACK THEN WHO DID NOT BELIEVE SEXISM EXISTED, BUT IT DID AND STILL DOES TO SOME EXTENT. AND RUTH BADER GINSBURG COULD NOT GET A JOB, EVEN THOUGH SHE GRADUATED NUMBER ONE IN HER CLASS FROM LAW SCHOOL.

AND AND SHE COULD NOT OR WOMEN IN GENERAL COULD NOT BUY A HOUSE, TAKE OUT A LOAN OR DO SO MANY THINGS WITHOUT THE SIGNATURE OF A MAN ON THEIR DOCUMENT.

SO THE NEXT LINE, THESE ARE SOME OF THE CHANGES THAT SHE HELPED INSTITUTE AS A SUPREME COURT JUSTICE. NEXT SLIDE.

AND THEN, UNFORTUNATELY, RON DESANTIS HAS INTRODUCED A PROPOSAL THAT HE WANTS TO GET PEOPLE TO VOTE ON, WHICH REALLY DOES NOT MAKE ANY SENSE.

AND THE ACLU ISSUED A STRONG STATEMENT REGARDING THAT NEXT SLIDE.

AND THAT'S JUST A SUMMARY OF SOME OF THE STATEMENTS THAT HE'S PUT TOGETHER.

IT REALLY DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.

A LOT OF IT IS ALREADY COVERED UNDER CURRENT LAW.

BUT I THINK IT'S REALLY JUST TO LIGHT A FLAME AS A PROFESSOR AT NOVA HAD STATED IN AN ARTICLE AT WPLG NEXT SLIDE.

AND I JUST WANT TO HIGHLIGHT A MOBILE COMPANY WELL THEY ACTUALLY HEADQUARTERED IN BROOKFIELD WISCONSIN. THEY HAVE A LOCAL PRESENCE HERE IN SOUTH FLORIDA AND THEY HAVE AN INITIATIVE CALLED BACK TO BUSINESS, WHERE THEY ARE COMMITTING TEN MILLION DOLLARS IN GRANTS TO MINORITY AND BLACK OWNED BUSINESSES.

NEXT SLIDE. AND AT THEIR CORAL SPRINGS MEETING, THEY ANNOUNCED THAT THEY WILL BE GIVING FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS TO BLACK OWNED BUSINESSES IN BROWARD COUNTY.

SO THEY REACHED OUT TO MAYOR HOLNESS AND HE REACHED OUT TO MY WIFE, SHAHEEWA, WHO IS THE FOUNDER OF THE BROWARD COUNTY BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

NEXT SLIDE. AND THEY MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT IN CORAL SPRINGS.

I WANT TO SAY, LAST WEEK OR THE WEEK BEFORE LAST, THEY ALSO ANNOUNCED SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR GRANT TO BROWARD COLLEGE AND THE BROWARD UP PROGRAM.

THE MAYOR, OF CORAL SPRINGS WAS THERE.

I COULDN'T BE THERE BECAUSE I HAD TO TAKE ON TEACHER DUTIES THAT PARTICULAR DAY, NEXT SLIDE. BUT IT'S A GREAT INITIATIVE.

SO FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, PERSON OR TAMARAC CHAMBER, IF YOU KNOW ANYONE BLACK OWNED BUSINESS, YOU COULD BE A REGULAR BUSINESS.

YOU CAN BE A HAIR SALON, A BARBER.

YOU QUALIFY FOR A GRANT OF UP TO TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS THROUGH PFIZER AND THE BROWARD COUNTY BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

NEXT SLIDE. AND THIS IS FISERV ANNOUNCING TWO OF THE WINNERS ON THEIR TWITTER HANDLE, SO ONE WAS A BUSINESS IN COCONUT CREEK CALLED SWIRL WINE BISTRO AND ANOTHER WAS A BUSINESS IN NORTH LAUDERDALE. SO THIS IS GREAT NEWS IN A TIME OF CRISIS.

SO FEEL FREE TO SEND ANYONE TO THE BLACK CHAMBER WEBSITE OR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES.

NEXT. AND I THINK THAT'S IT.

SO THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, COMMISSIONER.

AT THIS TIME, WE ARE NOW GOING TO GO TO OUR CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORT.

[4. CITY ATTORNEY REPORT]

CITY ATTORNEY. THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR AND COMMISSIONER.

CAN YOU HEAR ME OK? YES.

YES. A COUPLE OF THINGS ON THE PRINTED AGENDA IS AN ITEM FOR YOUR REVIEW AND FOR YOUR APPROVAL IN THE CONTEXT OF JUST A FORMAL DECISION MAKING.

BUT AS YOU ALL KNOW FROM PRIOR CORRESPONDENCE, THE WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB FILED SUIT AGAINST THE CITY OF TAMARAC ON AUGUST THE TWENTY SEVENTH.

YOU HAVE RECEIVED A COPY OF THE COMPLAINT AND THE VARIOUS BACKUP DOCUMENTATION.

THE COMPLAINT IS A MULTIFACETED COMPLAINT FOR INJUNCTION, FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, FOR A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF WHAT THEY BELIEVE THEY'RE RIGHTFULLY ENTITLED TO.

I'M NOT GOING TO COMMENT ON THE RECORD WITH REGARD TO THE STATUS OF THE COMPLAINT, BUT I WILL TELL YOU THAT THROUGH THE AUSPICES OF OUR SPECIAL COUNSEL, DEFENSE COUNSEL MICHAEL BERK, AND THE CITY ADMINISTRATION, WE ARE PREPARING AN ANSWER TO THE COMPLAINT, AS WELL AS A PROPOSED COUNTERCLAIM TO THE ALLEGATIONS CONTAINED IN THE COMPLAINT AGAINST THE CITY OF TAMARAC. AS YOU KNOW, LITIGATION IS LITIGATION.

WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE CASE AND NOT GOING TO GO INTO GREAT DETAIL TODAY SO AS NOT TO PREJUDICE THE CITY COMMISSIONERS OR THE CITY ITSELF IN THE CONTEXT OF THE PENDING LAWSUIT. BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, WE ARE IN A LITIGATION MODE WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN ON THE AGENDA TODAY, WOULD HAVE BEEN AN ITEM FOR YOUR COMMISSIONS REVIEW WITH REGARD TO THE STATUS OF THE CARE PLAN FOR THE WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB, AMENDED AND RESTATED DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT. THAT'S NOT BEFORE THE COMMISSION TODAY.

WHAT IS BEFORE THE COMMISSION TODAY IS THE FACT THAT WOODMONT FILED A LAWSUIT IN THE BROWARD CIRCUIT COURT YOU HAVE COPIES, OF COURSE, OF THE DOCUMENT.

WE ARE PROPOSING AND PREPARING TO FILE AN ANSWER IN RESPONSE TO THE COMPLAINT AS A MATTER OF LAW AND ALSO TO FILE A COUNTERCLAIM WHICH IS ON THE AGENDA.

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THERE'S NO HEARING SCHEDULED.

THERE'S NO ADDITIONAL THERE'S A TRIAL SCHEDULED.

THIS IS IN VERY EARLY STAGES OF LITIGATION.

AND TO THE EXTENT THAT AT SOME FUTURE LEVEL, WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT UNDER STATE LAW, I WILL ASK FOR REGARDING THE STATUS OF THE CASE AND ANY SETTLEMENT OPTIONS OR OTHER ISSUES THAT MIGHT OTHERWISE ARISE UNDER STATE STATUTE CHAPTER 286 KNOWN AS THE FLORIDA SUNSHINE LAW.

I WOULD RESPECT YOUR PRIVACY IN THIS DISCUSSION AND CAN HAVE INDIVIDUAL ONE ON ONE DISCUSSIONS WITH YOU, BUT THIS IS NOT THE FORUM FOR US TO DEBATE, DISCUSS OR OTHERWISE THE ANSWER IN THE COUNTERCLAIM.

AND WE WILL CERTAINLY KEEP YOU ADVISED AS THE CASE PROCEEDS.

THAT'S THE STATUS OF THE CASES BEFORE JUDGE BOWMAN WHO HAS BEEN ON THE BENCH FOR QUITE SOME TIME. THE ATTORNEY AS YOU KNOW FOR WOODMONT IS ADAM STEINBERG, WHO HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH OTHER LITIGATION THE CITY IN THE PAST, NOT DIRECTLY AGAINST THE CITY OF TAMARAC AND FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS MORNING'S DISCUSSION, ALTHOUGH AS YOUR CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER, I THINK WE HAVE THE LEGAL I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE RECORD REFLECTED THAT WHATEVER HEARING COULD HAVE BEEN SCHEDULED FOR THIS MORNING WITH REGARD TO THE CARE PLAN HAS NOW BEEN OBVIOUSLY SIDESTEPPED BY THE FILING OF A LAWSUIT.

AND THE ITEM, AS PREPARED UNDER FIVE A, DOES REQUIRE, THEREFORE, A MOTION AND A CARRY WITH REGARD TO OUR LEGAL OBLIGATION TO FILE AN ANSWER AND ALSO TO THEN FOSTER A COUNTERCLAIM, TO PRESERVE, TO PROTECT AND TO OFFER UP THE CITY'S LEGAL POSITION NOW IN THE COURTROOM AS OPPOSED TO THE COMMISSION CHAMBERS.

I'LL REST ON THAT MADAM MAYOR AND COMMISSION AND ASK FOR APPROPRIATE MOTION TO GET THIS MOVING IN THAT DIRECTION. THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

YES. DO WE NEED A MOTION, FIRST OR DO I ASK MY QUESTIONS FIRST.

A MOTION WOULD BE VERY USEFUL.

THANK YOU. I WILL MAKE A MOTION TO HAVE COUNSEL FILE COUNTERCLAIM AS WELL AS RESPONSE TO THE LITIGATION WITH WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB. SECOND. THANK YOU.

ANY COMMENTS BY THE CITY COMMISSION? I BELIEVE COMMISSIONER PLACKO IS THIS A TIME WHERE YOU WISH TO SPEAK.

WELL, I HAVE JUST A FEW QUESTIONS AND I WILL GIVE THEM BROAD IN SCOPE IF THAT'S OKAY.

SAM BASED ON THIS LITIGATION, THE I'M NOT HEARING YOU.

I'M NOT ON MUTE. CAN YOU HEAR ME, COMMISSIONER PLACKO? YES. NOW WE CAN.

THE ANSWER IS THAT ANY PENDING ISSUE THAT WAS OTHERWISE TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION IS CURRENTLY IN A PENDING ABATING STATUS AND THAT IS NOW SUBSUMED IN COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST THE CITY AND FOR WHICH THE CITY WILL RESPOND BOTH IN IT'S ANSWER AND ITS COUNTERCLAIM AGAINST THE WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB.

WHEN WILL THE COUNTERCLAIM AND OUR RESPONSE BE FILED.

I BELIEVE WILL BE BY THE END OF THE MONTH IN THE CONTEXT OF TIME BEFORE OCTOBER, THE FIRST AND YOU WILL RECEIVE COPIES OF THE ANSWER IN THE COUNTERCLAIM WHEN IT'S FILED WITH THE COURT, WHICH THEN SETS THE TONE FOR HOW THE CASE THEN PROCEEDS WHICH IS THE NEXT STEP IS CALLED DISCOVERING.

AND DO WE HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT THE TIMEFRAME WITH THESE COUNTERCLAIMS AND RESPONSES WILL BE WHEN MIGHT WE HAVE SOME SORT OF RESOLUTION TO THIS? ARE WE LOOKING AT TWO YEARS OUT? DO WE HAVE ANY IDEA? I KNOW YOU CAN'T GIVE ME A SPECIFIC, BUT I JUST WOULD LIKE TO KNOW SOME SORT OF TIME FRAME . IN A COUPLE OF OF THE CITY'S RIGHTFUL DEFENSES, BY THE WAY, WHICH THERE ARE I'LL LEAVE IT AT THAT FOR THE RECORD TODAY, AS OPPOSED TO FILING A MOTION TO DISMISS THE LAWSUIT, WE ELECTED TO FILE AN ANSWER TO THE COMPLAINT AND TO COUNTERCLAIM SPECIFICALLY.

FOR THAT PURPOSE WE ARE NOT DRAGGING THE CITY'S FEET IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM.

WE ARE PREPARED TO PROCEED ACCORDINGLY.

WE ARE NOW, IN THE COURTROOM AND WE FOLLOW THE RULES, SUBJECT, OF COURSE, TO THE TIMING OF JUDGE BOWMAN IN THE COURT SYSTEM. AS YOU KNOW, THE COURTHOUSE IS TECHNICALLY CLOSED.

HOWEVER, THE COURT SYSTEM CONTINUES TO OPERATE MUCH LIKE YOU ARE IN A VIRTUAL FORUM.

HEARINGS ARE NOW ZOOM HEARINGS.

MEDIATION IS CONDUCTED THROUGH THE ZOOM PROCESSES AND PLATFORMS, ETC.

THE END RESULT OF WHICH IS THAT WE WILL TAKE THE APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF TIME THAT'S REQUIRED TO DEAL WITH THIS LAWSUIT, TO RESPOND TO THIS LAWSUIT.

AND TO KEEP YOU FULLY POSTED DURING THE COURSE OF THAT TIME. I CANNOT PREDICT WHETHER IT'S A YEAR OR TWO YEARS OR LESS.

THE ASSUMPTION THAT WE MAKE AND WE DON'T LIKE TO MAKE ASSUMPTIONS IS THAT WE'RE GOING TO PROCEED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE

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POSITIVE AND CONSTRUCTIVE FASHION, BUT TO PROTECT, IN ALL INSTANCES, THE CITY'S RIGHTS IN THIS PARTICULAR MATTER. THANK YOU.

I MET WITH MR. SCHMIDT ALONG WITH OUR CITY MANAGER ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS TO TRY AND RESOLVE THIS AND SOME OF THE OUTSTANDING ISSUES.

I REALLY REGRET THAT WE WERE NOT ABLE TO DO THAT BUT WE WOUND UP IN LITIGATION.

BUT AT THIS POINT, I WILL LEAVE THE MATTER TO THE COUNCIL TO DEAL WITH, SO SAM WILL KEEP US UPDATED EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. I APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU. AND IF THERE'S ANYTHING THAT I CAN DO IS JUST TO LET ME KNOW.

OTHER THAN THAT, I WILL LEAVE IT IN YOUR HANDS.

THANK YOU, MADAM COMMISSIONER.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YEAH, SO THE AGENDA ITEM, I BELIEVE, STATES THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY IS GOING TO APPOINT A SPECIAL COUNSEL. HAVE YOU IDENTIFIED THAT SPECIAL COUNSEL? YES, MICHAEL BURKE WAS ENGAGED BY THE CITY SEVERAL YEARS AGO, BY THE CITY, BY THE ADMINISTRATION AND ALSO BY THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE WITH REGARD TO THE ASSISTANCE TO STAFF IN THE CONTEXT OF THIS PARTICULAR APPLICATION YEARS AGO, AS A LAND USE AMENDMENT AS A REZONING AND OTHER OTHER LAND USE ACTIVITY.

SO MR. BURKE HAS BEEN ON BOARD SINCE THEN.

OK. AND BY THE WAY, YOU KNOW MICHAEL, HE'S WITH JOHNSON ASSIGNED DEFENSE COUNSEL.

AND IF I MAY QUICKLY OFFER THROUGH THE MAYOR TO COMMISSIONER GELIN SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY INDEPENDENT QUESTIONS FOR HIM HE'S ALSO ACCESSIBLE TO YOU WITHOUT ME AS A FILTER AS LONG AS THE CASE MAY BE.

AT THIS TIME, SEEING NO OTHER HANDS RAISED.

I WILL ASK THE CITY CLERK TO CALL THE ROLL.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO. YES. VICE MAYOR BOLTON.

YES. COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

YES. COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YOU'RE ON MUTE. COMMISSIONER GELIN. THANK YOU.

AND MAYOR GOMEZ. YES.

THEN MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY 5 TO 0.

MADAM MAYOR TWO OTHER ITEMS IF I MAY BEFORE YOU CLOSE WITH MY PRESENTATION.

CERTAINLY. YOU HAVE BEEN ADVISED BY THE ADMINISTRATION OR BY YOUR COLLEAGUES A LAWSUIT THAT WAS FILED EARLY ON THE 17TH OF SEPTEMBER.

WESTON HAS SUED BROWARD COUNTY AND THE BROWARD COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS WITH REGARD TO THE PENDING CHARTER QUESTION THAT'S APPEARING ON THE NOVEMBER 3RD BALLOT, PROMOTED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BROWARD COUNTY.

THE COMPLAINT IT IS FILED BY THE IT IS NOT A CASE THAT HAS BEEN FILED WITH ANY OTHER LOCAL VENUE EXCEPT THE CITY OF WESTON WITH A SPECIFIC ISSUE TO WHICH THEY REFER IN CONNECTION WITH THE LAWSUIT.

IT IS AN ACTION WHICH SEEKS TO REMOVE, IN THEIR OPINION, THE BIASED AND MISLEADING BALLOT QUESTION FROM NOVEMBER 3RD BALLOT.

GOVERNMENT APPROVAL OF THE SUBJECT BALLOT QUESTION WOULD AMEND THE COUNTY CHARTER TO GIVE THE COUNTY A SUPER PREEMPTIVE POWER OVER MUNICIPALITIES FOR CERTAIN TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS ON COUNTY OWNED OR LEASED PROPERTY, ALLOWING THE COUNTY TO IGNORE ARGUABLY POOR MUNICIPAL HOME RULE AUTHORITY TO REGULATE DEVELOPMENT WITHIN MUNICIPAL BOUNDARIES, INCLUDING ZONING PERMITTING, CONSTRUCTION OPERATION AND ADMINISTRATION.

IT'S A DECLARATION CASE WHICH BASICALLY MEANS THAT THEY'RE ASKED FOR A DECLARATION OF THE CITY OF WESTON RIGHTS.

AND INTERESTINGLY, DEC ACTIONS ARE EXPEDITED FILED BY STATE LAW. AND PLAINTIFFS ATTORNEYS HAVE ASSERTED THAT UNDER STATE LAW, FOR THE PURPOSES OF TRYING TO EXPEDITE A HEARING, AS WELL AS THE FACT THAT ELECTION MATTERS ARE TYPICALLY ADVANCED ON THE CALENDAR THAN ANY OTHER MATTER EXCEPT FOR OTHER EMERGENT OR EMERGENCY MATTERS. SO FROM THE STANDPOINT OF LETTING YOU KNOW PUBLICLY THAT THE LAWSUIT WAS FILED, I HAVE A COPY YOU HAVE A COPY.

WE'RE DIGESTING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF IT.

IT'S SIMPLY AN INFORMATION ONLY DISCUSSION WE'RE HAVING THIS MORNING.

THE CITY HAS NOT BEEN ASKED IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM TO JOIN THAT LAWSUIT, TO LITIGATE WITH THE CITY OF WESTON OR TO INTERPLAY IN ANY FURTHER PLEADINGS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE CASE. THAT MAY OCCUR.

YOU MAY GET A REQUEST, FOR EXAMPLE, OVER THE NEXT COMING WEEKS.

AND THE DAYS ARE GETTING SHORTER BETWEEN NOW AND NOVEMBER THE 3RD TO ASSIST WITH AN AMICUS, WHICH IS A FRIEND OF THE COURT BRIEF AND A FRIEND OF THE COURT PLEADING THAT HAS NOT YET OCCURRED. BUT IT MAY HAPPEN.

IN CONJUNCTION WITH THAT LAWSUIT, WHICH I'D URGE YOU TO TAKE A LOOK AT.

THERE'S ALSO A PUBLIC INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION GOING ON NOW BETWEEN THE BROWARD LEAGUE OF CITIES AND THE BROWARD COUNTY CITY MANAGERS ASSOCIATION, WHICH MIKE CAN SPEAK TO AT

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SOME FUTURE MOMENT THAT I LAID ON THE TABLE FOR YOU, BECAUSE BOTH ENTITIES ARE BEGINNING TO ENGAGE IN AN INFORMATIONAL DISCUSSION, IN EACH COMMUNITY THAT MIGHT OTHERWISE ALLOW THE ELECTORATE TO UNDERSTAND MORE ABOUT THAT BALLOT QUESTION, NOT A LAWSUIT.

THE LAWSUIT IS A SEPARATE ISSUE BETWEEN WESTON AND BROWARD COUNTY AND AGAINST THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS.

BUT THE EDUCATION PIECE, WHICH IS OUT AND ABOUT, AS I BELIEVE AS OF YESTERDAY, ESSENTIALLY THE BROWARD LEAGUE OF CITIES AND THE BROWARD COUNTY CITY LAUNCHING AN EDUCATION INITIATIVE GEARED TOWARDS EDUCATING THE RESIDENTS OF BROWARD COUNTY ABOUT CHARTER AMENDMENT NUMBER TWO.

THAT'S THE ONE, I BELIEVE, THAT'S BEEN LABELED AS ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT.

AND AS I INDICATED IN MY BRIEF READING OF THE LAWSUIT THAT'S BEEN FILED, THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT, IF APPROVED, WOULD GIVE BROWARD COUNTY THE POWER TO SUPERSEDE MUNICIPAL ZONING AND REGULATORY AUTHORITY FOR PROJECTS IN COUNTY PROPERTY THAT ARE FUNDED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY THE TRANSPORTATION SURTAX FUNDS, EVEN WHEN THE PROJECT WILL BE WITHIN A MUNICIPAL BOARD. THAT'S A VERY SPECIFIC ISSUE.

AS YOU MAY REMEMBER, THERE WERE A SERIES OF CHARTER QUESTIONS BEFORE THE COUNTY COMMISSION THIS PAST SUMMER.

THAT'S THE ONE THAT WAS ADOPTED BY THE MAYOR AND COMMISSION IN BROWARD COUNTY.

IT IS ON THE BALLOT IN NOVEMBER WITHOUT GETTING INTO COMMENTS ABOUT WHETHER THE PUBLIC INFORMATION ACTIVITY IS GOOD, BAD OR INDIFFERENT, YOU WILL BE ASKED AT SOME FUTURE MOMENT AS A CITY TO SUPPORT, I SUSPECT, THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS.

AS YOU ALSO KNOW AND I'LL CLOSE WITH THIS MAYOR AND COMMISSIONER, THANK YOU FOR THE INDULGENCE OF TIME. THESE ARE IMPORTANT ITEMS THAT AFFECT ALL OF YOU AS PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND PARTICULARLY HOME RULE AUTHORITY, WHICH I KNOW MATTERS MOST IN EVERY DAY'S ACTIVITIES OF THIS MAYOR AND COMMISSION'S ACTIVITIES.

THE STATE LAW, BASICALLY, IN CASE DECISIONS, TELL US THAT YOU CANNOT ADVOCATE AGAINST OR FOR A PARTICULAR REFERENDUM QUESTION.

YOU CANNOT USE PUBLIC MONEYS FOR THAT EXPRESS PURPOSE.

AND THAT'S A KEY FACTOR.

SO I COUCHED THIS ON THE RECORD TODAY.

SO THE READING PUBLIC, IF THEY READ ABOUT THIS IN THE NEWSPAPER, IF THEY SEE IT IN THE MEDIA FORMAT OF SOME KIND THAT EVEN IF THE CITY AT SOME FUTURE MOMENT IS ASKED TO JOIN IN EDUCATING THE VOTERS, IT'S AN EDUCATIONAL PROCESS OF INFORMATION.

IT'S NOT AN ADVOCACY PROCESS TO SUPPORT A SPECIFIC DECISION.

WITH REGARD TO THAT MATTER, AND THERE WILL BE MORE DOCUMENTATION COMING YOUR WAY SHORTLY, BUT I RAISE IT NOW BECAUSE YOU'LL BE HEARING ABOUT IT FROM YOUR COLLEAGUES.

YOU'LL BE SEEING IT IN MEDIA MARKETS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.

IT'S WORTH NOTING THAT, AGAIN, NOT THE LAWSUIT, BUT THE EDUCATIONAL SIDE, WHICH IS CURRENTLY UNDERWAY LITERALLY AS OF LAST EVENING.

AND YOU'LL BE RECEIVING COPIES, I BELIEVE, FROM THE LEAGUE OF CITIES, AS WELL AS THE MISTAKEN IF YOU'LL GIVE ME WHAT YOU CAN DO AS A PUBLIC OFFICIAL OR NOT IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT. OF COURSE, I'M YOUR CITY ATTORNEY SO I'M AUTHORIZED TO GIVE YOU LEGAL ADVICE, BUT IT'S WORTH NOTING THAT IT'S HELPFUL INFORMATION.

I BELIEVE IT IS CONSISTENT, COMPATIBLE WITH FLORIDA LAW.

TO THAT EXTENT. I'LL BE HAPPY TO STAND DOWN AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE ON THAT ITEM. AND OTHERWISE, THANK YOU FOR THE TIME AND ATTENTION THIS MORNING ONE MORE THING MAYOR IF I MAY, PERHAPS ANY QUESTIONS.

I WILL KEEP YOU FULLY POSTED ON THE IMPACT OF 20-69.

THE GOVERNOR'S EXECUTIVE ORDER.

I HAVE REASON TO BELIEVE THAT THE GOVERNOR MAY LET IT EXPIRE ON OCTOBER THE FIRST AND YOU'LL HAVE TO ADDRESS WHAT YOU DO IN THESE ENVIRONMENTS THAT WE NOW HAVE REGARDING CONDUCTING PUBLIC MEETINGS.

REMEMBER, FOR THE RECORD AND FOR LEGAL PERSPECTIVE, THE GOVERNOR'S ORDER RELATES TO THE VIRTUAL QUORUM PERSPECTIVE.

IF THE ORDER EXPIRES OR IS NO LONGER EXTENDED, YOU WILL HAVE TO MEET IN PUBLIC.

YOU WILL HAVE TO MEET TOGETHER, YOU WILL HAVE TO MEET IN CHAMBERS.

BUT THAT DOES NOT NECESSARILY MEAN THAT THE PUBLIC HAS A RIGHT OF PHYSICAL ACCESS BECAUSE UNDER BROWARD COUNTY'S CURRENT ORDERS OF THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, THERE ARE LIMITATIONS ON HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN BE IN A ROOM AT ONE TIME.

SEPARATE AND APART FROM CHURCH SERVICES OR OTHER RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES.

SO I RAISED THE ISSUE NOW I KNOW THAT WE DON'T HAVE A MEETING UNTIL THE TWENTY NINTH.

THAT'S STILL GOING TO BE GOVERNED BY THE VIRTUAL RULES.

THE CMT RULES. A LOT OF WORDS, A LOT OF THINGS TO DIGEST.

I THANK YOU AGAIN. I HAVE A LONG AGENDA AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS I CAN RESPOND TO AT ANY MOMENT. I'M HAPPY TO RESPOND WITH THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY I CAN.

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING AND FOR HAVING ME AS WELL, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AT THIS TIME, WE'RE GOING TO GO INTO PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

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

SPEAKERS WILL BE LIMITED TO THREE MINUTES DURING THIS ITEM AND OUR 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 ARE READ ORALLY ARE THREE MINUTES OR LESS SHALL BE READ INTO THE RECORD. ALL COMMENTS SUBMITTED BY EMAIL SHALL BE MADE PART OF THE PUBLIC RECORD. PUBLIC COMMENTS MAY BE ALSO SUBMITTED ONLINE DURING THE MEETING THROUGH FACEBOOK

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LIVE. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY ALSO REGISTER ONLINE AT HTTPS://WWW.TAMARAC.ORG/SIGNUP INDIVIDUALS WHO REGISTER WILL BE CONTACTED BY TELEPHONE AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME DURING THE MEETING TO OFFER THEIR PUBLIC COMMENTS.

AT THIS TIME I OPEN PUBLIC COMMENTS.

IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THERE ARE NO PUBLIC COMMENTS SEEING THAT THAT HAS NOT CHANGED. I NOW CLOSED PUBLIC COMMENTS.

AND NOW WE WILL NOW GO TO OUR CONSENT AGENDA.

[7. CONSENT AGENDA]

AND CITY MANAGER, ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS? THERE ARE NO ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS THIS MORNING, MADAM MAYOR.

THANK YOU. DO I HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

SO MOVED.

SECOND.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, CITY CLERK, PLEASE CONDUCT THE ROLL CALL.

TO BE CLEAR FOR CLARIFICATION, COMMISSIONER PLACKO WAS THE SECOND.

I BELIEVE SO.

OK, THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

YES. COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YES. COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

YES. VICE MAYOR BOLTON.

YES. AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

YES. THE APPROVAL FOR THE CONSENT AGENDA PASSES UNANIMOUSLY, FIVE TO ZERO.

EXCELLENT AT THIS TIME IT IS 10:36.

WE'RE GOING TO PUT THIS MEETING IN RECESS AND WE WILL BE BACK AT 10:50.

WE'RE IN RECESS. AND GOOD MORNING.

WE ARE BACK ON THE RECORD.

IT IS 10:50 AND WE WILL NOW MOVE TO OUR REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS. WE ARE AT 8 A TR13460 - THE 2020 AGREEMENT FOR POLICE SERVICES WITH BSO.

[8a. TR13460 - 2020 Agreement for police services with BSO]

THE CITY ATTORNEY WILL YOU PLEASE READ THE TITLE FOR THE RECORD? CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW MADAM MAYOR. YES.

YES, THAT WOULD BE NINE A FOR THE RECORD, IF YOU WILL, MADAM MAYOR.

MINE SAYS 9A.

AND WE'VE GOT IT THERE AND I'LL READ IT OUT.

THANK YOU MAYOR.

IF YOU WILL, TR #13460 IS THE 2020 AGREEMENT FOR POLICE SERVICES WITH THE BROWARD SHERIFF'S OFFICE. THAT READS AS FOLLOWS IN RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC FLORIDA, APPROVING THE AGREEMENT FOR POLICE SERVICES FOR THE CITY OF TAMARAC AND THE SHERIFF OF BROWARD COUNTY REFERENCED AS BSO EFFECTIVE ON OCTOBER ONE OF TWENTY TWENTY THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30TH OF TWENTY TWENTY FIVE WITH ONE FIVE YEAR RENEWAL OPTION AUTHORIZING THE APPROPRIATE CITY OFFICIALS TO EXECUTE THE AGREEMENT FOR POLICE SERVICES PROVIDED FOR CONFLICTS PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND FINALLY PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. AND WITH THIS MOTION, THE MATTER IS ON THE FLOOR FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE MAYOR AND COMMISSION. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

I NEED A MOTION AND A SECOND.

SECOND, THANK YOU VERY MUCH, CITY MANAGER, IF YOU WOULD, PLEASE PROVIDE SOME BACKGROUND ON THE ITEM AND WE WELCOME BSO LIEUTENANT COLONEL DAVID HOLMES AND BSO CAPTAIN JEFF CIRMINIELLO AS WELL FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS DURING THIS PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR. AND, YES, I'D ALSO LIKE TO WELCOME COLONEL HOLMES TO OUR MEETING THIS MORNING. THANK YOU, COLONEL FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE.

IN THIS PRESENTATION THIS MORNING AND ALSO CAPTAIN CIRMINIELLO WHO'S, OF COURSE, ON THE LINE WITH US. WE HAVE A BRIEF POWERPOINT FOR YOU THIS MORNING, MADAM MAYOR, IF I WOULD ASK LEVENT THAT, YOU CUE THAT UP FOR US PLEASE.

THANK YOU, LEVENT. SO WE START OFF THIS MORNING MADAM MAYOR AND COMMISSION WITH CONSIDERATION OF THE 2020 AGREEMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES WITH THE BROWARD SHERIFF'S OFFICE. NOW, THIS IS A ESSENTIALLY A CONTINUATION OF THE EXISTING AGREEMENTS THAT WE'VE HAD IN PLACE WITH BSO FOR OVER THE LAST TWENTY FIVE YEARS.

THIS IS A FIVE YEAR AGREEMENT WITH ONE FIVE YEAR RENEWAL OPTION.

LEVENT IF I CAN HAVE THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO DURING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TAMARAC 2040 STRATEGIC PLAN, WE HAD A CONVERSATION REGARDING THE IMPORTANCE OF PUBLIC SAFETY, BOTH POLICE AND FIRE, AND THE IMPACT THAT PUBLIC SAFETY HAS ON A COMMUNITY, BOTH IN TERMS OF THE COMMUNITY BEING SAFE AND PEOPLE KNOWING IT, BUT ALSO IN TERMS OF THE COMMUNITY BEING ECONOMICALLY RESILIENT AND HOW IMPORTANT IT IS THAT PEOPLE AND BUSINESSES FEEL SAFE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

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AND SO DURING THE 2040 STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS, WE TALKED ABOUT THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND ABOUT THE FACT THAT THIS WAS THE LAST YEAR OF OUR CURRENT AGREEMENT WITH BSO AND THAT WE WOULD BE NEGOTIATING A NEW AGREEMENT AND BRINGING THAT AGREEMENT FORWARD TO YOU DURING THE 2020 FISCAL YEAR.

SINCE THE LAST TIME THAT WE DID THIS, THINGS HAVE CONTINUED TO EVOLVE BETWEEN THE BSO CITIES AND THE BROWARD SHERIFF'S OFFICE OVER THE LAST, I'D SAY, 10 YEARS.

THE BSO CITIES THERE ARE 14 OF US HAVE WORKED THROUGH THE BCCMA WITH THE BROWARD SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO DO OUR BEST TO STANDARDIZE THE AGREEMENTS THAT ARE SIGNED BY THE CITY WITH BSO. AND WE'VE DONE THIS BECAUSE WE'VE LEARNED OVER THE YEARS THAT COMPETING AGAINST ONE ANOTHER, ESSENTIALLY DOESN'T HELP US, AND THAT AS BSO CITY, SOME OF THE NEIGHBORING BSO CITIES, WE WANT THE SAME STANDARDS IN PLACE IN EACH CITY.

WE WANT THE SAME POLICIES AND PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED CITY TO CITY IN ORDER THAT, YOU KNOW, IN ORDER THAT WE ARE ALL RECEIVING THE SAME SERVICES FOR THE MONEY THAT WE PAY TO THE BROWARD SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR POLICE SERVICES.

SO TRULY, OVER THE LAST, I'LL SAY, 10 YEARS, WE HAVE, FOR THE MOST PART, BEEN ABLE TO STANDARDIZE THE AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE BSO CITIES AND THE BROWARD SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

SO LEVENT IF I CAN HAVE THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE CERTAINLY GAUGE THE PUBLIC SAFETY ASPECT OF OUR COMMUNITY BY IS OUR CRIME RATE.

AND IF YOU TAKE A LOOK AT THIS GRAPH, YOU'LL SEE.

YOU KNOW, YOU'LL SEE THE CRIME RATE AND WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE OVER THE LAST, I THINK, 15 YEARS OR 14 YEARS, AND YOU'LL NOTICE A DOWNWARD TREND REALLY SINCE 2011.

YOU'LL NOTICE A DOWNWARD TREND IN THE CRIME RATE.

BEFORE THAT YOU'LL NOTICE THAT IT WAS HIGHER AND THAT IN 2006 IT WAS AT TWO POINT THREE FOUR TWO, WHICH IS PRETTY CLOSE TO WHERE IT IS TODAY.

AND THERE ARE REASONS FOR THAT.

OBVIOUSLY, IF YOU THINK ABOUT WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN OUR CITY AND IN THE COUNTY AND IN THE NATION, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, WE WERE GOING THROUGH THE GREAT RECESSION.

MANY PEOPLE WERE OUT OF WORK.

THERE WAS REAL ESTATE CRISES AND CRIME WAS UP NOT JUST LOCALLY BUT NATIONALLY.

BUT COMING OUT OF THAT RECESSION, WE HAD A TREMENDOUS ECONOMIC RECOVERY.

PEOPLE WENT BACK TO WORK AND YOU CAN SEE THE CRIME BEGAN TO TREND BACK LOWER, NOT JUST HERE IN TAMARAC, BUT THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY AND NATIONALLY.

AND SO YOU CAN SEE WHERE WE ARE TODAY.

THE CRIME RATE IN TAMARAC IS RELATIVELY LOW, SO TO SPEAK, WHICH IS GOOD.

THAT'S ONE OF OUR GOALS.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE TAUT AS A COMMUNITY IS THAT THIS WAS A SAFE PLACE TO LIVE, A SAFE PLACE TO DO BUSINESS, A SAFE PLACE TO BE.

FOR COMPARISON WE'VE GIVEN YOU THE CRIME RATES OF SOME OF OUR NEIGHBORS.

AND YOU'LL SEE, YOU KNOW, TAMARAC IS IN BLUE ON THE POWERPOINT.

LAUDERHILL IS NEXT TO US IN TEAL YOU CAN SEE THAT THEY'RE HIGHER SUNRISE FOLLOWS LAUDERHILL, AND THEY ARE RELATIVELY THE SAME AS TAMARAC.

CORAL SPRINGS IS IN PINK AND TO OUR NORTH, THEY ARE SLIGHTLY LOWER.

YOU LOOK AT LAUDERDALE LAKES, THEY ARE HIGHER.

LOOK AT NORTH LAUDERDALE THEY ARE VERY SIMILAR.

YOU GET TO FORT LAUDERDALE, THE CRIME RATE GOES UP PRETTY SIGNIFICANTLY AS IT DOES IN OAKLAND PARK. BUT THAT'S JUST FOR SOME COMPARISONS IN TERMS OF CRIME RATE, IN TERMS OF WHERE WE ARE, OBVIOUSLY, WE ARE A BSO CITY.

LAURDERHILL, SUNRISE, CORAL SPRINGS ARE NOT LAUDERDALE LAKES IS A BSO CITY, NORTH LAUDERDALE, A BSO CITY AND FORT LAUDERDALE IS NOT BUT OAKLAND PARK IS.

IF WE COULD GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE LEVENT.

SO FOR OUR NEXT SLIDE, WE JUST TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE COMPARISONS TO OUR NEIGHBORING CITIES. SO THE FIRST COLUMN YOU'LL SEE IS POPULATION.

SO WE'VE GOT CITIES IN POPULATION FROM LAUDERDALE LAKES TO THIRTY SIX THOUSAND TO FORT

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LAUDERDALE UP TO ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY SIX THOUSAND.

YOU'LL SEE THE PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR.

TWENTY ONE POLICE BUDGETS FOR ALL OF THOSE CITIES.

THEY RANGE FROM EIGHT MILLION FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND IN LAUDERDALE LAKES, UP TO ONE HUNDRED THIRTY SEVEN MILLION IN THE CITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE.

YOU'LL SEE A POLICE BUDGET PER CAPITA.

AND IF YOU LOOK AT THAT LIST, THAT GIVES YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT EACH ONE OF THOSE CITIES SPEND PER PERSON IN THE COMMUNITY TO PROVIDE LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES.

CITY OF LAUDERDALE LAKES IS THE LOWEST AT TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY FOUR DOLLARS.

FORT LAUDERDALE IS THE HIGHEST AT SEVEN HUNDRED AND FORTY DOLLARS.

SEE, TAMARAC IS RIGHT THERE AT TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY SEVEN DOLLARS PER CAPITA FOR POLICE SERVICES. AND THEN THE FINAL COLUMN YOU SEE THE ACTUAL CRIME RATE, FOR 2019 AS REPORTED BY THE COMMUNITY.

SO THIS IS AN INTERESTING CHART IN THAT YOU CAN SEE THAT POPULATION DOESN'T NECESSARILY IMPACT ON BUT YOU KNOW, WHAT WE LOOK AT WHEN WE LOOK AT THIS CHART, WE SEE OUR CRIME RATE.

YOU SEE WHERE IT IS COMPARED TO OUR NEIGHBORS.

AND WE LOOK AT THE COST OF THESE SERVICES PER CAPITA.

WE FIND IT TO BE EXCEPTIONALLY REASONABLE WHEN WE CONSIDER WHAT SOME OF OUR NEIGHBORS ARE PAYING AND THE REASON WHY WE COMPARE OURSELVES TO OUR NEIGHBORS IN THIS CASE, IT'S BECAUSE AS CITIES, YOU KNOW, WE THE CITY MANAGER AND THE POLICE CHIEFS AND THESE CITIES HAVE ALL HAD DISCUSSIONS ABOUT WORKING TOGETHER TO ELIMINATE CRIME IN OUR COMMUNITIES AND NOT JUST MOVE THE CRIME FROM ONE CITY TO ANOTHER, WHICH IS SOMETHING ADMITTEDLY THAT 10, 15 YEARS AGO WE DID A LOT OF.

WE JUST TRIED TO PUSH THE CRIMINALS OUT OF OUR COMMUNITY AND PUSH THEM INTO SUNRISE, PUSH THEM INTO NORTH LAUDERDALE.

PUSH THEM INTO CORAL SPRINGS AND AS MANAGERS AND AS POLICE CHIEFS OF POLICE DEPARTMENTS LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, WE'VE TRIED TO EVOLVE OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS TO NOT DO THAT AND TO ELIMINATE CRIME IN ALL OF OUR COMMUNITIES UNDERSTANDING THAT, YOU KNOW, JUST MOVING THE CRIME AROUND DOESN'T REALLY HELP ANY.

LEVENT THE NEXT SLIDE.

PLEASE. SO AS FAR AS OUR AGREEMENT WITH BSO IT COVERS DIRECT SERVICES, THAT MEANS TWENTY FOUR, SEVEN UNIFORMED LAW ENFORCEMENT PATROL AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE, THAT IS A MINIMUM STAFFING OF 20 SWORN PERSONNEL IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD.

AND WHAT THAT MEANS IS THAT THERE WILL BE A MINIMUM OF 20 SWORN PERSONNEL IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD. THAT IS NOT THE STAFFING ON A DAILY BASIS, PER SAY.

THAT'S JUST THE MINIMUM ALLOWABLE STAFFING.

SIMILAR TO WHAT WE DO IN OUR FIRE DEPARTMENT, WHERE WE HAVE MINIMUM STAFFING IN OUR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS, WE HAVE MINIMUM STAFFING IN THE BSO AGREEMENTS.

SO YOU KNOW TO BE ABLE TO HOLD BSO ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE NUMBER OF PERSONNEL THAT ARE HERE IN ANY GIVEN 24 PERIOD.

THE SERVICES ALSO INCLUDE PUBLIC EDUCATION AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT AND THEY INCLUDE THE LAW ENFORCEMENT NOW, PART OF THIS AGREEMENT, WE RECEIVE THE BENEFIT OF INDIRECT SERVICES, WHICH ARE CENTRALIZED BSO ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS.

NOW WHAT WHAT THE CENTRALIZED ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS ARE, ARE THE HUMAN RESOURCES ELEMENTS OF THIS CONTRACT, THE BUDGET AND FINANCE ELEMENTS OF THIS CONTRACT, THE HIGHER LEVEL SUPERVISION IN THIS CONTRACT, THE RISK MANAGEMENT, THE DEFENSE OF THE AGENCY, ALL OF THE FUNCTIONS THAT ARE NOT DIRECT FUNCTIONS OF DAY TO DAY LAW ENFORCEMENT ARE BORN BY BSO. AND FOR THESE ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS, I THINK WE PAY SOMEWHERE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF FIVE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.

AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THAT AND YOU LOOK AT WHAT THOSE FUNCTIONS HAVE COST US AS A CITY, THERE'S A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF BENEFIT TO HAVING THOSE CENTRALIZED ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS CARRIED BY THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

NOW UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WE ALSO RELY ON COUNTY WIDE SERVICES.

THIS IS THE COUNTY RADIO SYSTEM, WHICH YOU'RE ALL FAMILIAR WITH.

IT'S ALSO THE COUNTIES E911 SYSTEM.

IT'S THE RADIO, THE CLOSEST IT'S A LOT OF THE SAME THINGS THAT WE DISCUSSED WHEN WE DISCUSSED

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THOSE SAME THINGS CARRY OVER TO THE BROWARD SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

AND THEN FINALLY, UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, WE HAVE SEPARATED OUT THE SPECIAL DETAIL THAT WE HIRE BSO FOR, SPECIFICALLY FOR PARKS AND RECREATION.

THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM YOU'LL SEE IS SEVENTY SIX THOUSAND DOLLAR ALLOCATION FOR BSO DETAILED THROUGHOUT THE FISCAL YEAR, SPECIFICALLY FOR PARKS AND RECREATION AND PARKS AND RECREATION ACTIVITIES.

LEVENT THE NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. YOU'LL SEE HERE ARE OUR STAFFING COMPLEMENT AS PROPOSED IN THE AGREEMENT BEGINNING IN 2020.

WE MADE SOME MINOR CHANGES TO THE STAFFING COMPLEMENT TO PUT ADDITIONAL SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES AND COMMUNITY SERVICE AIDE ON THE STREET.

EVERYONE WILL RECALL THE SUNSET OF OUR RED LIGHT CAMERA PROGRAM.

SO WE HAD A DEPUTY AND A CSA DEDICATED TO THAT RED LIGHT CAMERA PROGRAM.

THAT DEPUTY AN THAT CSA HAVE BEEN RETURNED TO DUTY TO SERVE ON, YOU KNOW, TO BE OUT ON THE STREET FIGHTING CRIME.

WE ALSO REDUCED THE NUMBER OF CLERICAL ASSISTANCE THAT THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE HAS UNDER CONTRACT FROM TWO TO ONE.

SO YOU'LL SEE A REDUCTION ACTUALLY OF ONE POSITION FROM THE CURRENT AGREEMENT TO THE PROPOSED 2020 AGREEMENT.

AND THAT IS ONE CLERICAL POSITION THAT HAS BEEN ELIMINATED.

IF I COULD HAVE THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, LEVENT.

SO WE ARE CLOSING A FIVE YEAR TERM STARTING OCTOBER ONE, RUNNING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30TH OF TWENTY TWENTY FIVE.

THIS ALSO HAS AN OPTION TO RENEW FOR ONE ADDITIONAL FIVE YEAR TERM.

SO THE TOTAL TERM OF THIS AGREEMENT IS FIVE YEARS WITH AN ADDITIONAL FIVE YEAR RENEWAL FOR A TOTAL OF 10 POSSIBLE YEARS WITH BSO, THE COST OF THE AGREEMENT IS 16 MILLION NINE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY THOUSAND FIFTY NINE DOLLARS FOR FISCAL YEAR TWENTY ONE.

THAT IS A MILLION FOUR HUNDRED AND FOURTEEN THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY ONE DOLLARS AND FIFTY EIGHT CENTS A MONTH TO BSO.

SO THERE IS A SLIGHT DECREASE OVER THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR TWENTY TWENTY COST.

LEVENT IF I CAN HAVE THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THERE WERE SOME MINOR CHANGES IN THE AGREEMENT THAT WE WANTED TO POINT OUT TO YOU ONLY BECAUSE THEY COULD BE JUST A LITTLE CONFUSING.

WE HAD A CHANGE IN CUSTODIAL SERVICE AND FACILITY MINOR MAINTENANCE ARRANGEMENTS, AND THIS HAS NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT TO THE CITY FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS.

THE CUSTODIAL SERVICE IS PROVIDED TO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE BUILDING BY THE SAME CONTRACTOR THAT DOES THE CITY'S FACILITY MAINTENANCE CUSTODIAL SERVICE.

WHAT HAPPENED WAS BSO CONTRACTED WITH THEM SEPARATELY, RECEIVED A BILL FROM THEM EVERY MONTH. SENT THAT BILL THROUGH TO US FOR REIMBURSEMENT.

IT WAS OUR OPINION THAT IT WAS JUST EASIER AND CLEANER WE JUST INCLUDED THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE FACILITY, WHICH WE OWN UNDER OUR CUSTODIAL SERVICES AGREEMENT, AND ELIMINATED BSO PAYING AND SENDING THE BILL TO US AND US PAYING BSO.

IT JUST MADE THINGS CLEANER AND EASIER TO HAVE THE CUSTODIAL SERVICE UNDER US.

IT ALSO GAVE US GREATER CONTROL TO MAKE SURE THAT THE BUILDING WAS CLEAN AND NEAT AND WAS BEING CLEANED APPROPRIATELY.

ADDITIONALLY, THE FACILITY MINOR MAINTENANCE ARRANGEMENT WE HAD, I'LL CALL IT A HANDSHAKE AGREEMENT WITH BSO IN THE PAST REGARDING HOW WE DID MINOR MAINTENANCE OF THE FACILITY, MEANING THEY TOOK CARE OF SOME THINGS.

WE TOOK CARE OF SOME THINGS AS A RESULT, SOME THINGS MAYBE WEREN'T DONE AS WELL AS WE THOUGHT THAT THEY SHOULD BE DONE IN THE BUILDING ITSELF.

AND IT WAS OUR DESIRE TO TAKE OVER THE MINOR MAINTENANCE ARRANGEMENT WITH THE BSO FACILITY IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT FACILITY WAS MAINTAINED AT THE SAME LEVEL AS THE OTHER CITY FACILITIES THAT WE'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR.

AND AGAIN, THAT HAS NOT A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT FINANCIALLY ON THE CITY OR FROM A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE. IT WAS JUST AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO, IN OUR MINDS, MAKE SURE THAT THAT BUILDING WAS MAINTAINED APPROPRIATELY, AS ALL OUR OTHER BUILDINGS ARE.

IN THE BSO AGREEMENT THERE IS A PERIOD FOR TRANSITION IN THE EVENT THAT THE CITY DECIDED AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE TO EITHER RAMP UP ITS OWN POLICE DEPARTMENT OR CONTRACT FOR

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POLICE SERVICES WITH A DIFFERENT POLICE AGENCY.

IN THE CURRENT AGREEMENT THAT WE HAVE THAT TIME FRAME WITH TWENTY FOUR MONTHS, THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE HAS ASKED US TO REDUCE IT TO 12 MONTHS CONSISTENT WITH OTHER AGREEMENTS THAT THEY HAVE IN PLACE.

WE AGREED TO THAT.

OUR POSITION WAS THAT IF WE WERE GOING TO TRANSITION AWAY FROM BSO TO ANOTHER AGENCY OR TO OUR OWN AGENCY AND THAT WE WANTED TO DO THAT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE AND THAT THE 12 MONTHS PROVIDED US GREATER INCENTIVE TO GET THAT DONE IF IN FACT, WE CHOOSE TO DO THAT AT SOME POINT IN THE AGREEMENT.

THE OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS IN THE AGREEMENT ARE SUBSTANTIALLY THE SAME AS THEY ARE IN THE CURRENT CONTRACT.

AND WITH THAT MAYOR AND COMMISSION MYSELF AND CAPTAIN CIRMINIELLO COLONEL HOLMES, WE ARE ALL HERE PREPARED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS THAT YOU HAVE ABOUT THE AGREEMENT THIS MORNING.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND COLONEL HOLMES, MY APOLOGY I MISREAD SOMETHING AND WHICH IS IN CONFLICT WITH THE PAPERWORK I HAD SO I DID NOT MEAN TO.

NO PROBLEM.

THANK YOU. SO AT THIS TIME, I'M GOING TO OPEN UP THIS MATTER FOR ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS SO THE PUBLIC HEARING IS NOW OPEN.

CITY CLERK I DO NOT SEE THAT THERE ARE ANY COMMENTS.

I HAVE NO COMMENTS FOR YOU THIS MORNING.

THAT'S FINE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED, AND I WILL ASK MY COLLEAGUES IF THEY HAVE ANY THING.

I'M NOT SEEING ANYBODY WITH A RAISED HAND.

IF THAT'S THE CASE, THEN I'M GOING TO MOVE THIS TO A VOTE.

COMMISSIONER GELIN. GOOD MORNING COLONEL HOLMES AND CAPTAIN HOW ARE YOU GUYS. SO WE LEARNED AFTER THE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD, THERE WERE SOME DISCUSSIONS IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC AND THERE WERE SOME EMPLOYEES THAT HAD SOME NEGATIVE EXPERIENCES OR INTERACTIONS WITH BSO EMPLOYEES OR POLICE OFFICERS.

HAVE WE RESOLVED THOSE ISSUES AND HAVE WE DISCUSSED THOSE INTERACTIONS THAT THOSE EMPLOYEES HAD WITH THE BSO TAMARAC POLICE OFFICERS? GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE.

MADAM MAYOR, CAN EVERYONE HEAR ME? YES, YES, WE CAN.

GOOD MORNING, MADAM MAYOR, CITY MANAGER, CITY OFFICIALS AND STAFF I'M COLONEL DAVID HOLMES, I'M EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT.

FIRST OF ALL, I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO BE HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS FROM A BROAD PERSPECTIVE, WE HAVE CAPTAIN CIRMINIELLO, WHO WILL BE HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS SPECIFICALLY PERTAINING TO TAMARAC.

WE'VE HAD A GREAT WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH THIS CITY FOR MANY, MANY, MANY YEARS.

YOU GUYS ARE ONE OF OUR GOLDEN CITIES, OUR STELLAR CITIES.

AND WE REALLY ADMIRE AND APPRECIATE THAT.

AND WE WANT TO CONTINUE THIS RELATIONSHIP FOR MANY, MANY MORE YEARS AND.

OH, YEAH. BY THE WAY, MR. GOREN, HOW ARE YOU DOING, SIR? NICE TO SEE YOU COLONEL IT'S A PLEASURE.

THANK YOU. GREAT SEEING YOU THE BEST CITY ATTORNEY IN THE NATION.

RIGHT THERE WE GO WAY BACK TO MY NORTH LAUDERDALE DAYS.

YES. WE CHERISH OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CITY OF TAMARAC AND ANYTHING THAT WE CAN DO TO MAKE SURE THAT THE CITIZENS FEEL SAFE, THAT THE CITY OFFICIALS FEEL LIKE WE'RE DOING THE JOB WE'RE SUPPOSED TO DO.

WE'RE GOING TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE.

CAPTAIN CIRMINIELLO UNDERSTANDS WHAT THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A GREAT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE COMMUNITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT.

WE ALL ARE FULLY AWARE OF WHAT'S GOING ON IN SOCIETY AROUND THE COUNTRY RIGHT NOW.

THIS IS SERIOUS. THIS IS A SITUATION WHERE WE HAVE TO WE MUST TAKE ACTION.

WE CAN'T KEEP THINGS STATUS QUO.

WE AT BROWARD COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE UNDERSTAND THAT SHERIFF TONY HAS BEEN HERE FOR APPROXIMATELY 20 MONTHS AND HE BELIEVES AND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT MAKING CHANGES, STEPPING UP TO THE PLATE, IMPROVING RELATIONSHIPS, STARTING PROGRAMS WITH THE YOUTH TO MAKE SURE THAT IT DOESN'T GET TO THE LEVEL WHERE THERE'S FRICTION BETWEEN LAW ENFORCEMENT.

THAT'S UP TO US ON OUR SIDE TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE'S A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING.

WE HAVE A NEIGHBORHOOD SUPPORT TEAM THAT'S GOING AROUND TO THE DIFFERENT CITIES AND MAKING SURE THAT THEY ESTABLISH PROGRAMS. I KNOW LATER ON I'M NOT SURE IF CAPTAIN CIRMINIELLO, HAS PROVIDED THAT INFORMATION FOR

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YOU AS OF YET.

BUT I WILL MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE THAT INFORMATION FROM MY NEIGHBORHOOD SUPPORT TEAM TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE HERE READILY AVAILABLE TO BE INVOLVED IN ANY INITIATIVE TO IMPROVE THE WORKING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE COMMUNITY.

BUT IN PARTICULAR, THE YOUTH EVERYONE'S FULLY AWARE OF WHAT TOOK PLACE IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC. I CAN'T GET INTO DETAILS BECAUSE THE LITIGATION IS GOING ON.

HOWEVER, WE UNDERSTAND THAT WE HAVE TO CHANGE THINGS ON OUR PERSPECTIVE FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT AND WE'RE GOING TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES.

COMMISSIONER GELIN, IN REFERENCE TO THAT, I GUESS YOU'RE SAYING THERE WERE SEVERAL RESIDENTS THAT HAD ISSUES WITH CONTACT.

ACTUALLY TAMARAC EMPLOYEES.

I SEE THE CITY MANAGER HAS HIS HAND UP.

SO MAYBE HE HAS A RESPONSE TO MY QUESTION.

WHEN THE COLONEL IS FINISHED.

OK, IF ANY EMPLOYEE OR RESIDENT HAS AN ISSUE WITH ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, THERE ARE CERTAIN PROTOCOLS THAT ARE IN PLACE TO MAKE INFORMAL OR FORMAL COMPLAINTS, TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR AGENCY IS AWARE AND TO TAKE CORRECTIVE ACTION IN THE BEHAVIOR OF OUR EMPLOYEES.

HOPEFULLY, IF ANY EMPLOYEE OF TAMARAC OR RESIDENT OF TAMARAC, FELT AS THOUGHT THEIR INTERACTION WAS INAPPROPRIATE WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT.

HOPEFULLY THEY ARE FULLY AWARE OF THE PROPER PROTOCOL THAT IS IN PLACE AND NECESSARY STEPS TO TAKE PLACE TO ADDRESS IT.

SPECIFICALLY, I CAN'T SPEAK ON ANYTHING THAT IS SOMETHING THAT I GUESS CAPTAIN CIRMINIELLO WOULD HAVE TO ADDRESS IF HE'S AWARE OF IT.

BUT GENERALLY, WE DO HAVE A SYSTEM IN PLACE IN THE DISTRICT AND DOWNTOWN AT OUR HEADQUARTERS. WE HAVE OUR INTERNAL AFFAIRS DIVISION THAT IS IN PLACE TO MAKE SURE THEY CAN ADDRESS ANY INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR OR ANY ACTIVITY THAT SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED.

DO YOU HAVE A FOLLOW UP TO THAT MICHAEL.

JUST THAT, YOU KNOW, COMMISSIONER GELIN, I THINK WHAT YOU WERE REFERRING TO WAS SOME CONVERSATIONS THAT THAT WE WERE HAVING WITH OUR EMPLOYEES THROUGH OUR HEAL THE DIVIDE INITIATIVE. AND YOU KNOW WHAT I'D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT THAT IS THAT WE HAVE, AS AN ORGANIZATION FOR YEARS, DEALT WITH ISSUES OF SYSTEMIC RACISM.

I DON'T THINK THERE'S AN ORGANIZATION OUT THERE THAT CAN SAY THAT SYSTEMIC RACISM DOES NOT EXIST IN SOME WAY IN THEIR ORGANIZATION AND THAT IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF MANAGEMENT ALWAYS TO LOOK FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO REDUCE AND ELIMINATE THAT TYPE OF ACTIVITY IN YOUR ORGANIZATION.

AND WE EXPERIENCED IT HERE IN THE PAST WITH SUPERVISION AND MANAGEMENT.

WE'VE TAKEN ACTION TO ELIMINATE THE SOURCES OF THAT SYSTEMIC RACISM IN OUR OWN ORGANIZATION. AND WE'VE BEEN CANDID WITH OUR EMPLOYEES ABOUT THAT.

AND THEY'VE RESPONDED POSITIVELY AND FAVORABLY TO THE ACTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO ELIMINATE THAT SYSTEMIC RACISM IN OUR ORGANIZATION, INCLUDING, AS WE'VE TALKED RECENTLY ABOUT THE CITY ITSELF AS AN EMPLOYER BANNING THE BOX FIVE YEARS AGO AND GIVING PEOPLE A GREATER OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN EMPLOYMENT IN OUR ORGANIZATION.

SO WHEN WE CONSIDER THAT WE FAST FORWARD TO THE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD, WHEN THAT OCCURRED, WE FELT AN IMMEDIATE OBLIGATION TO REACH OUT TO OUR EMPLOYEES, MYSELF AS THE CITY MANAGER AND OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM TO REACH OUT TO OUR EMPLOYEES AND TO BE SURE THAT OUR EMPLOYEES KNEW EXACTLY WHERE WE STOOD, AS LEADERSHIP AND WHERE OUR ORGANIZATION STOOD RELATIVE TO WHAT WAS HAPPENING WITH GEORGE FLOYD AND NATIONALLY AS IT TRICKLED DOWN TO THE LOCAL CITIES AND TO OUR OWN ORGANIZATION.

AND SO WE HELD A SERIES OF CONVERSATIONS REGARDING SYSTEMIC RACISM, RACIAL EQUITY, AND GAVE OUR EMPLOYEES THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK THEIR MINDS ABOUT EXPERIENCES THAT THEY HAD

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IN THEIR LIVES, IN OTHER PLACES, IN ALL ORGANIZATION AND IN OUR CITY.

AND THERE WERE SEVERAL INSTANCES THAT WERE RAISED REGARDING THE BROWARD SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND DEPUTIES TREATING EMPLOYEES IN THEIR MINDS DIFFERENTLY THAN OTHERS.

AND WE CERTAINLY TOOK NOTE OF THAT AND HAVE ADDRESSED THAT DIRECTLY WITH THE BROWARD SHERIFF'S OFFICE, THAT WAS CERTAINLY A LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR US.

AND WHAT WE WOULD REFER TO, I THINK, AS A TEACHABLE MOMENT FOR EVERYONE.

YOU KNOW, NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE HEARD, BUT I'M GLAD THAT WE DID BECAUSE IT GIVES US THE OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS THOSE ISSUES HEAD ON, WHICH I KNOW CAPTAIN CIRMINIELLO HAS WITH HIS BSO DISTRICT.

AND WE CERTAINLY ADDRESS THEM AS AN EXECUTIVE TEAM AND WE CONTINUE TO ADDRESS THEM ORGANIZATION WIDE WITH OUR HEALING THE DIVIDE INITIATIVE HERE IN OUR ORGANIZATION.

AND SO I THINK TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION DIRECTLY, YES, ISSUES WERE RAISED.

THEY WERE VERY SPECIFIC ISSUES, WHICH ARE GREAT WHEN AN EMPLOYEE CAN TELL US EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED AND WHEN IT HAPPENED, HOW WE CAN ADDRESS IT WITH THE INDIVIDUALS WHO WERE INVOLVED, WHICH I BELIEVE CAPTAIN CIRMINIELLO HAS AND HAS ADDRESSED IT MORE GLOBALLY WITH THE BSO DISTRICT SEVEN PERSONNEL.

I'LL DEFER TO THE CAPTAIN IF HE HAS ANY COMMENT OR FOLLOW UP ON THAT.

YEAH WE DID HAVE SOME GOOD CONVERSATIONS WITH OUR STAFF.

WE LOOKED INTO EACH ISSUE AND BETTER THAN THAT WAS CITY. SO WE GOT TO SPEAKING TO THE DIRECTORS AND WHAT WE TRIED TO DO IS OPEN UP THE LINES OF COMMUNICATION. WE CAN'T FIX PROBLEMS THAT WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT.

SO ONE OF THE BIGGEST COMMUNICATION AND REALIZING THERE ARE REAL PROBLEMS OUT THERE AND THEY ARE VERY FIXABLE THROUGH EDUCATION TO ADDRESSING ISSUES AND NOT HIDING THEM.

WE ALWAYS TALK ABOUT NOT HAVING ISSUES WITH TRANSPARENCY.

WE WANT TO HEAR IT WE WANT TO HEAR THE BAD NEWS AS WELL AS THE GOOD NEWS.

AND I'M TELLING YOU RIGHT NOW, OUR STAFF HERE, THE DEDICATED TO BEING MORE AND MORE PROFESSIONAL, BUT THAT'S THE MOTO WE HAVE EACH AND EVERY DAY. SO I WELCOME ALL THE BAD NEWS AND GOOD NEWS AND ON THAT NOTE WE RECEIVED A LOT OF GOOD FEEDBACK TOO RECENTLY THAT I'D LIKE TO SHARE WITH THE STAFF.

WE'RE LEARNING WE'RE GETTING BETTER EACH DAY.

COMMISSIONER, IF I MAY ADD ONE THING TO THAT.

SURE. SINCE THE SHERIFF HAS BEEN IN OFFICE FOR THE PAST 20 MONTHS OR SO, OUR AGENCY HAS STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE THE SHERIFF HAS STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE.

HE HAS DEDICATED OVER A MILLION DOLLARS TO TRAINING FOR BIAS AND RACIAL EQUITY TRAINING FOR ALL OF OUR DEPUTIES, NOT ONLY ALL OF OUR DEPUTIES, BUT ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT IN BROWARD COUNTY. SO ALL THE OTHER FELLOW AGENCIES, BECAUSE YOU DON'T WANT TO OKAY HAVE THINGS BY ALRIGHT IN TAMARAC AND GO OVER TO SUNRISE AND GET MISTREATED OR TO GO TO NORTH LAUDERDALE AND BE MISTREATED. SO HE'S RECOMMENDING AND HE IS DEMANDING THAT THIS TRAINING IS FOR ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IN BROWARD COUNTY.

AND THAT'S HUGE.

YOU WON'T FIND THAT IN TOO MANY PLACES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES.

AND NOT TO JINX MYSELF, KNOCK ON WOOD, BUT COMPARED TO THE REST OF THE COUNTRY HERE IN SOUTH FLORIDA, WE'VE DONE A DECENT JOB AT SQUASHING THE TENSION.

YES, THERE'S TENSION THERE, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT.

THERE'S A LOT OF STRESS EVERYWHERE AT EVERY LEVEL, ALL AROUND US.

HOWEVER FROM A LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSPECTIVE I THINK THAT THE COMMAND STAFFS HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB OF WORKING WITH THE CITY OFFICIALS, KEEPING THINGS AS CALM AS THEY CAN WORK WITH THE DEPUTIES.

AND BEING SUPPORTIVE FOR THE DEPUTIES, BECAUSE YOU'VE GOT TO REMEMBER, THESE DEPUTIES ARE HUMAN ALSO, THEY HAVE THEIR OWN PERSONAL ISSUES AND IT'S MORE DIFFICULT FOR SOME TO KEEP IT AT BAY. BUT WE'RE MONITORING THAT AND WE'RE WORKING HARD AND KUDOS TO THE SHERIFF FOR STEPPING UP TO THE PLATE, BECAUSE THIS IS GOING TO BE A GAME CHANGER HERE IN BROWARD COUNTY. AND EVERYONE'S GOING TO HEAR MORE ABOUT THIS.

I KNOW MAYOR HOLNESS HAS MENTIONED IT, BUT WE'RE GETTING READY TO GET THAT UNDERWAY PRETTY SOON, AS SOON AS THEY WORK OUT ALL THE DETAILS.

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REAL QUICK, I HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF STATISTICAL DATA IN REFERENCE TO INVESTIGATIONS OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS COMPLAINTS IN CITY OF TAMARAC.

AND OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS, WE'VE HAD THIRTY NINE INVESTIGATIONS THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE.

AND THOSE INVESTIGATIONS CAN RANGE FROM, YOU KNOW, A DEPUTY CURSING AT ME TO THE EXTREME USE OF FORCE. AND WE ARE FULLY AWARE OF THE INCIDENT THAT TOOK PLACE, THAT GAINED NATIONAL MEDIA ATTENTION.

AND LIKE I SAID, I CAN'T GO INTO DETAILS, BUT ACTION WAS TAKEN IN REFERENCE TO THAT INVESTIGATION. AND WE'RE GOING TO MONITOR THINGS TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY DON'T RISE TO THAT LEVEL. AND LIKE I SAID EARLIER, IT STARTS ON THE FRONT END.

IT SHOULDN'T GET TO THE BACK END IT STARTS ON THE FRONT END.

AND WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO WORK ON THAT WITH THE COOPERATION BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE CAPTAIN AND THE TROOPS.

OK, AND THOSE EMPLOYEES THAT DID HAVE COMPLAINTS, DO YOU KNOW IF THEY FILED AN OFFICIAL COMPLAINT WITH BSO OR IS IT SOMETHING THAT THEY JUST DEALT WITH ON THEIR OWN AND THEN JUST FELT THE NEED TO BRING IT UP AT THAT OPEN FORUM? COMMISSIONER GELIN, I DON'T BELIEVE THAT THE EMPLOYEES FILED ANY FORMAL COMPLAINT WITH BSO. I THINK THEY FELT THAT THEY WANTED TO MAKE US AWARE OF THE INTERACTION THAT THEY HAD. AND I'M NOT SURE THAT THE INTERACTION THAT THEY HAD WOULD RISE TO THE LEVEL OF AN ACTUAL COMPLAINT WITH BSO, BUT THEIR PERCEPTION WAS THAT THEY WERE TREATED DIFFERENTLY BY BSO THAN ANOTHER EMPLOYEE OF ANOTHER COLOR.

AND THAT'S, YOU KNOW, A PERCEPTION THAT NEEDS TO BE ELIMINATED.

AND THEN THE FOCUS OF THE DISCUSSION WITH CAPTAIN CIRMINIELLO, AND HIS DISCUSSIONS WITH THE BSO DEPUTIES THAT SERVED DISTRICT SEVEN, IS THAT THOSE ARE THE TYPE OF PERCEPTIONS THAT WE CAN'T HAVE.

YOU KNOW, PEOPLE NEED TO SEE THAT PEOPLE ARE TREATED EQUALLY REGARDLESS OF RACE OR GENDER OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION, ALL THE THINGS THAT GO INTO IT.

AND PEOPLE NEED TO BE TREATED EQUALLY.

AND IT WAS FAIRLY CLEAR IN THE INCIDENCES THAT WERE BROUGHT FORWARD THAT PEOPLE WEREN'T TREATED EQUALLY AND THAT WAS ADDRESSED BY THE CAPTAIN.

OK, AND THE REASON WHY I ASK IS BECAUSE I THINK IT'S GREAT THAT THOSE NUMBERS ARE LOW 39.

IA COMPLAINTS OVER THE YEARS, BUT I KNOW THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE, EVEN MYSELF, DID NOT FEEL THAT IT WAS EVEN WORTHWHILE TO FILE A COMPLAINT BECAUSE YOU FEEL LIKE, YOU KNOW WHAT THE OUTCOME IS GOING TO BE ANYWAY.

INTERNAL AFFAIRS ARE GOING TO LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER.

AND IT WASN'T UNTIL THE SUN SENTINEL SENT ME A COPY OF THE INTERNAL AFFAIRS INVESTIGATION WHERE I LATER LEARNED THE TWO OTHER OFFICERS THAT WERE THERE ON MY INCIDENT, THEY LIED WHEN THEY TOLD THEIR PERSPECTIVE.

NOW, IN FAIRNESS TO THEM, I DID FILE MY COMPLAINT A YEAR AFTER MY INCIDENT, ONLY AT THE PUSHING OF MY WIFE BUT PEOPLE HAD REACHED OUT TO ME NATIONALLY COMPLAINING ABOUT THEIR SCENARIOS. AND I SAID, WELL, DID YOU FILE AN OFFICIAL COMPLAINT? AND ALMOST 90 PERCENT OF THE TIME, IT WAS NO OUT OF FEAR, OUT OF INTIMIDATION.

SO LAST NIGHT I CHECKED AND I WAS GLAD TO SEE THAT THAT BSO HAS A COMPLAINT AND A COMPLIMENT FORM ON THE WEBSITE SO PEOPLE DON'T HAVE TO PHYSICALLY GO INTO AN OFFICE TO MAKE A COMPLAINT AND FEEL ANY LEVEL OF INTIMIDATION.

BUT I KNOW THAT IN MY EXPERIENCE, TALKING TO PEOPLE HERE LOCALLY AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY, A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE WRITING A COMPLAINT BECAUSE THEY FEEL LIKE THEY MIGHT BE RETALIATED AGAINST, NUMBER ONE.

AND NUMBER TWO, IT'S NOT GOING TO GO ANYWHERE.

SO HOPEFULLY THERE IS A CHANGE IN THAT.

AND SECONDLY, WHEN I HELD MY WHITE GENTLEMAN, PROBABLY IN HIS 50S THAT COMPLAINED ABOUT A NEGATIVE INTERACTION HE HAD WITH TAMARAC BSO.

SO IT'S NOT JUST A RACE THING.

I THINK SOME POLICE OFFICERS AND WE SAW IT NATIONALLY, WE SAW AN OLD WHITE MAN IN BUFFALO GET SHOVED TO THE GROUND. WE SAW A YOUNG WHITE WOMEN SHOVED TO THE GROUND.

SO IT'S NOT A RACE THING ALL THE TIME.

I THINK IT'S A POLICE BEHAVIOR THING.

AND I'D LIKE TO HEAR MORE ABOUT WHAT BSO IS DOING TO DISCIPLINE POLICE OFFICERS THAT WRONGLY USED THEIR FORCE AGAINST ANYONE BECAUSE IT SHOULDN'T HAPPEN TO ANYONE, WHITE, BLACK OR OTHERWISE. SO HOW HAS THAT CHANGED SINCE THE NEW SHERIFF AND THE NEW ADMINISTRATION HAVE BEEN IN PLACE? I CAN TELL YOU THIS.

THIS ADMINISTRATION DOES NOT TOLERATE ANY EXCESSIVE USE OF FORCE OR ANY TYPE OF

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MISCONDUCT BY OUR EMPLOYEES.

LIKE I SAID, WE HAVE PROTOCOLS IN PLACE THAT RANGE AND THE TYPE OF DISCIPLINE TO RECEIVE ACCORDING TO THE TYPE OF VIOLATION THAT OCCURS.

ME PERSONALLY ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I GOT INTO LAW ENFORCEMENT WAS BECAUSE I WAS MISTREATED BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WHEN I WAS IN COLLEGE.

AND INSTEAD OF STEPPING BACK AND COMPLAINING, I STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE AND SAID, I WANT TO MAKE A CHANGE.

AND THE ONLY WAY I CAN BE PART OF THE SOLUTION IS TO GET INVOLVED.

AND SO I TAKE IT PERSONAL.

AND WE HAVE EMPLOYEES THAT CROSS THE LINE, THAT MISTREAT PEOPLE.

I WORK IN INTERNAL AFFAIRS.

IT BOTHERS ME. AND I CAN TELL YOU THIS FOR 90 PERCENT OF OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IN OUR AGENCY, THEY FEEL THE SAME WAY.

AND WE'RE WORKING HARD.

WE WANT TO GET RID OF THE BAD APPLES.

ARE THERE BAD APPLES. YOU BETTER BELIEVE THAT.

YOU SEE IT ON TELEVISION QUITE OFTEN.

WE NEED HELP FROM THE COMMUNITY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE PROPERLY IDENTIFY THOSE OFFICERS THAT SHOULDN'T BE IN THIS PROFESSION.

WE HAVE SYSTEMS IN PLACE, WE HAVE MECHANISMS IN WHICH WE TRACK USE OF FORCE BY OUR DEPUTIES, WE TRACK COMPLAINTS.

WE HAVE A SYSTEM THAT NOTIFIES US IF A DEPUTY RECEIVES A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF COMPLAINTS, THERE'S A THRESHOLD OR USE OF FORCES COMPLAINTS AND WE ADDRESS IT ACCORDINGLY.

BUT WE'RE WORKING HARD TO MAKE SURE, JUST LIKE ANY OTHER WELL I CAN'T SAY ANY OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY IN THE COUNTRY, BUT MOST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN THE COUNTRY TO GET RID OF THE BAD APPLES BECAUSE IT'S A REFLECTION ON THE PROFESSION.

AND WE HAVE TOO MANY OFFICERS THAT STEP OUT PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE EACH AND EVERY DAY TO MAKE SURE THAT THE RESIDENTS ARE SAFE AND THAT THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS ARE SAFE.

AND WE WEAR THAT BADGE PROUDLY AND WE DON'T LIKE THE BAD APPLES, BUT WE GOT TO WORK WITH THE COMMUNITY, THE COMMUNITY HAS TO FEEL COMFORTABLE AND CONFIDENT IN US THAT WE'RE GOING TO TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION AGAINST THOSE THAT CROSS THE LINE, THOSE THAT DON'T PROPERLY REPRESENT LAW ENFORCEMENT THE WAY THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO, YOU KNOW, SO WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO GET THE WORD OUT. AND THEN WE STRESS THAT EVEN IN THE TROOPS WHEN THEY ARE OUT THERE DEALING WITH THE COMMUNITY, TALK TO PEOPLE.

IF THEY HAVE AN ISSUE, EXPLAIN TO THEM THE PROPER PROTOCOL AND PROCESS TO GO ABOUT MAKING COMPLAINTS SO WE CAN GET RID OF THOSE BAD APPLES.

OK, THANK YOU.

AND ALSO, THANK YOU TO CAPTAIN CIRMINIELLO AND COLONEL HOLMES AND EVERYONE AT THE BSO STAFF THAT COMPLETED THE DOCUMENTS THAT I REQUESTED REGARDING DATA AND TRANSPARENCY, BIAS AND SOME OTHER THINGS.

I DO HAVE SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT.

BUT I ALSO SEE THAT THERE ARE SOME OTHER COMMISSIONERS THAT HAD SOME QUESTIONS.

I DON'T WANT TO DOMINATE THE DISCUSSION.

SO MADAM MAYOR I'D LIKE TO PAUSE NOW TO ALLOW COMMISSIONER PLACKO TO SPEAK BEFORE I GET INTO THE DOCUMENTS THAT WE ALL RECEIVED THAT WAS COMPLETED BY BSO.

SO I APPRECIATE THAT, COMMISSIONER GELIN, BUT I'D RATHER YOU TAKE YOUR TIME NOW SO WE CAN MAYBE DO ONE FOR EVERYBODY AND THEN BE DONE VERSUS HAVING THIS GO EXTENSIVE.

THAT'S FINE. I GOT ABOUT 20 QUESTIONS.

THAT'S FINE. SO I NOTICED THAT THERE'S A REDUCTION IN THE COMMUNITY SERVICE AIDE FROM 15 TO 14. WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE COMMUNITY SERVICE AID ARE THEY ARMED PERSONNEL.

AND WHY ARE WE GOING FROM 15 TO 14.

COMMISSIONER GELIN WE'RE GOING THE OTHER WAY.

WE'RE ACTUALLY GOING FROM 14 TO 15.

OH, OK. VERY GOOD.

VERY GOOD. COMMISSIONER, LET ME JUST EXPLAIN THAT IF YOU SAW THE PRESENTATION I MADE, THE CHART THAT YOU ARE REFERRING TO IS FLIPPED IN THE OTHER PRESENTATION.

THIS WAS A DISCUSSION WE HAD YESTERDAY.

ACTUALLY, IT'S I'LL TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIS.

IT'S DIFFICULT TO READ.

WE LISTED THE TWENTY TWENTY AGREEMENT FIRST AND THE CURRENT AGREEMENT SECOND, THOSE SHOULD BE FLIPPED BECAUSE NATURALLY WE READ FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, NOT RIGHT TO LEFT.

SO I'M SORRY THAT YOU SAW IT THAT WAY.

I SAW IT THE SAME WAY WHEN I LOOKED AT IT THE FIRST TIME.

OK, SO.

SO WHAT IS THEIR ROLE AND ARE THEY ARMED PERSONNEL? MISDEMEANOR CRIMES, THAT THEY CALL INTO OUR SERVICE DESK, AND THEY HANDLE A LARGE MAJORITY OF OUR TRAFFIC

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PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY. OK.

AND THEN FOR COLONEL HOLMES, SO WE HAVE THIS TRAINING THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN THIS RACIAL BIAS TRAINING, FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND.

AND LET ME ASK OUR H.R.

DIRECTOR, MR. CALHOUN. WE HAVE A SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY, IS THAT CORRECT? THROUGH THE CHAIR. GOOD MORNING, EVERYBODY.

MR. VICE MAYOR, MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION AND TO THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY ATTORNEY COLONEL HOLMES GOOD MORNING AND CAPTAIN CIRMINIELLO.

LERENZO CALHOUN, DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES.

YES, WE DO HAVE A SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY.

AND ON AN ANNUAL BASIS, EMPLOYEES ARE TRAINED ON THE POLICY ITSELF.

AND DO EMPLOYEES HAVE TO SIGN A DOCUMENT SAYING THAT THEY UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY LEARNED IN THE TRAINING AND SIGN OFF THAT THEY HAVE BEEN TRAINED.

YES, SIR. AND WHAT HAPPENS IF A PERSON DOES VIOLATE THAT POLICY AND SEXUALLY HARASSING SOMEONE? WE WOULD INITIATE AN INVESTIGATION.

WE WOULD INTERVIEW WITNESSES, INTERVIEW THE PERSON FILING THE COMPLAINT AND PURSUE DISCIPLINARY ACTION BASED ON THE MERITS OF THE COMPLAINT OR THE INVESTIGATION.

AND IF THEY'RE FOUND GUILTY, WHAT HAPPENS? THEY'D BE TERMINATED. OK, DOES THAT APPLY? COLONEL HOLMES WITH THE RACE BASED TRAINING.

IF SOMEONE GETS TRAINING, THERE'S RACIAL EQUITY TRAINING THEY SIGN A DOCUMENT.

IF THEY'RE FOUND TO VIOLATE THAT, WHAT IS THE REPERCUSSION? ARE THEY TERMINATED OR SUSPENDED? WHAT'S THE REPERCUSSION? IF THEY'RE FOUND GUILTY OF VIOLATING WHAT THEY LEARN IN THE TRAINING OR A CURRENT BSO POLICY? IT DEPENDS ON THE REVIEW BOARD.

WE HAVE A BOARD OF CIVILIANS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT, ALSO OUR INTERNAL AFFAIRS REVIEW BOARD. THEY MAKE A DECISION BASED ON THE EVIDENCE FROM THE INVESTIGATION AND THEN THEY DECIDE ON THE DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS, WHICH IS FINALIZED BY THE SHERIFF.

IT STARTS WITH THE REVIEW BOARD AND THEN IT GOES UP THE CHAIN TO THE SHERIFF AND THEY CAN RANGE ANYTHING FROM COUNSELING ALL THE WAY UP TO TERMINATION.

SO THERE'S A WIDE RANGE, DEPENDING ON THE ACTIONS THAT TOOK PLACE AND HOW THE REVIEW BOARD REVIEWED THE INCIDENT ITSELF.

OK, QUESTION FOR THE PROCUREMENT DIRECTOR MR. LOTS.

I KNOW HE'S ON HERE GIVE HIM A MINUTE.

SO WHILE WE WAIT, SO THE COUNTYWIDE SERVICES THAT'S LISTED IN THE CONTRACT, ARE THOSE SERVICES AVAILABLE TO ALL THE CITIES IN BROWARD COUNTY, WHETHER THEY ARE A BSO CITY OR NOT? YES, WELL, YES AND NO, WE PRIORITIZE THE CITIES THAT WE CONTRACT WITH.

IF THERE'S A SITUATION WHERE THE CITY OF TAMARAC NEEDS SOME OF OUR RESOURCES, I.E.

A HELICOPTER, BECAUSE THERE'S A MISSING PERSON AT THE SAME TIME THAT THE CITY OF PEMBROKE PINES NEEDS A PERSON THAT NEEDS A HELICOPTER FOR A MISSING PERSON, OUR RESOURCES ARE GOING TO GO TO TAMARAC FIRST.

THAT'S AVAILABLE TO US AS A TAMARAC BSO AGENCY.

YES. IS THERE AN ADDITIONAL COST FOR THAT OR THAT PART OF THE STANDARD.

THAT'S PART OF THE STANDARD COST? SO WE HAD OUR OWN POLICE DEPARTMENT WOULD WE HAVE TO PAY FOR THOSE ADDITIONAL SERVICES OR IS THAT ALREADY FUNDED THROUGH THE COUNTY? IT DEPENDS.

SOME OF THE SERVICES ARE STANDARD ACROSS THE COUNTY.

BUT LIKE I SAID, IT WILL BE PRIORITIZED BETWEEN THOSE THAT HAVE A CONTRACT WITH BSO AND THOSE THAT DON'T.

IS PROCUREMENT READY.

YEAH. CAN YOU HEAR ME? I CAN HEAR YOU.

HOW MANY GROUP PURCHASING COOPERATIVES IS THE CITY OF TAMARAC PARTY TO.

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KEITH WE HIT OUR MAIN COOPERATIVE GROUP IS THE SOUTHEAST FLORIDA GOVERNMENT PURCHASING COOPERATIVE, WHICH IS FOR OUR LOCAL PURCHASES.

THAT'S OUR PRIMARY COOPERATIVE GROUP.

BUT WE ALSO BELONG TO A NUMBER OF NATIONAL CONSORTIUMS AS WELL.

I WOULD SAY ABOUT FOUR OR FIVE OF THEM.

OK, AND WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BEING A PART OF THE COOPERATIVES.

AND YOU'LL ACTUALLY GET TO SEE THAT I'M GOING TO HAVE SOMETHING FOR YOU A LITTLE BIT LATER, WHICH ACTUALLY SHOWS YOU SOME OF THE BENEFITS.

A LOT OF IT IS AN INCREASED AMOUNT OF SAVINGS FROM WHAT YOU'D NORMALLY BE SPENDING ON.

A ONE ON ONE RELATIONSHIP HELPFUL AND ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF THE COOPERATIVE PROCUREMENT PROCESS IS THAT WE SAVE ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS BECAUSE ONLY ONE AGENCY IS THE LEAD AGENCY.

AND ONLY ONE AGENCY HAS TO DEVOTE THE RESOURCES TO THE BIDDING OF THOSE PARTICULAR CLASSIFICATIONS OF CATEGORIES THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT FOR GOODS AND SERVICES.

SO HAVE YOU EXPLORED WITH THE OTHER 13 CITIES THAT WORK WITH BSO OF ESTABLISHING A COOPERATIVE TO GOING THROUGH CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS WITH BSO.

WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT IT VERY, VERY BRIEFLY.

BUT THE CONSENSUS HAS BEEN THAT MOST OF THE ADMINISTRATION'S WANTED TO ACTUALLY HANDLE THEIR OWN BECAUSE THEY HAD THEIR OWN SLIGHTLY UNIQUE CIRCUMSTANCES.

AND THE QUESTION DIDN'T GO VERY FAR.

OK. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU HAD THOSE DISCUSSIONS? OH, IT'S PROBABLY BEEN ABOUT TWO OR THREE YEARS AGO AT THE EARLIEST.

BUT DO YOU BELIEVE THAT THERE WILL BE SOME ECONOMIES OF SCALE IF THERE WAS A GROUP PURCHASING COOPERATIVES BETWEEN THE 14 CITIES CONTRACTED WITH BSO.

SO I REALLY CAN'T SAY BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY UNIQUE ASPECTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTS THAT THIS IS ONE SERVICE THAT I BELIEVE MIGHT BE A LITTLE BIT DIFFICULT TO SET UP ON A COOPERATIVE.

QUESTION FOR THE FIRE CHIEF THROUGH THE CHAIR.

CHIEF SAYLES ARE YOU ON THE LINE.

YES I AM. GOOD MORNING I HAD TO UNMUTE.

GOOD MORNING THANK YOU FOR UNMUTING THANK YOU.

PLEASE PROCEED. GOOD MORNING, CHIEF.

ALL RIGHT. SO IN THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS, YOU'VE HAD DISCUSSIONS WITH OTHER CITIES REGARDING THE FORMULATION TAKE OVER MANAGEMENT OF OTHER FIRE STATIONS.

CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THAT WITHOUT NAMING THOSE CITIES UNLESS YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE NAMING THOSE CITIES? GOOD MORNING, MAYOR.

GOOD MORNING, VICE MAYOR, COMMISSIONERS, CITY MANAGER ALL OTHER FOLKS ON LINE.

YES, I'VE HAD SOME PRELIMINARY DISCUSSIONS ON THAT COMMISSIONER GELIN A COUPLE OF OUR SURROUNDING CITIES ABOUT NOT NECESSARILY TAKING OVER, BUT MAYBE MERGING AND DOING SOME THINGS ALONG THOSE LINES.

AND IN TERMS OF COOPERATIVELY WORKING TOGETHER TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO REGIONAL AREA.

AND WHAT WOULD BE THE PURPOSE OF THAT? WELL, LIKE YOU SAID, SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE'VE DONE, THE ADMINISTRATOR, THINGS LIKE THE CITY MANAGER ALLUDED TO FOLKS IF WE WERE ABLE TO CONSOLIDATE A FEWER DEPARTMENTS.

WE COULD STREAMLINE SOME OF THE SERVICES.

WE COULD PROVIDE SOME OF THE SPECIALTY TEAMS THAT SOME OF THE FIREFIGHTERS LEAVE OUR LOCAL DEPARTMENTS AND MOVE ON TO OTHER DEPARTMENTS, THAT WE COULD PROVIDE SOME MORE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES.

AND WE THINK WE CAN PROVIDE AN OVERALL BETTER QUALITY OF SERVICE.

OK. HAVE YOU HAD ANY DISCUSSIONS WITH BROWARD SHERIFF'S OFFICE ABOUT PARTNERING WITH THEIR AGENCY FIRE? WE HAVE NOT BECAUSE BROWARD SHERIFF DOESN'T BORDER ANY ASPECT OF OUR CITY.

SO, I MEAN, IT WOULD NOT REALLY BE BENEFICIAL.

I MEAN, AGENCY HERE, LIKE IN TAMARAC WOULDN'T BE VERY BENEFICIAL.

OK. ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU. LEVENT IF YOU'LL GO BACK TO THAT SLIDE WITH THE FINANCES, THE ANNUAL COST AND THE COST PER I GUESS, WAS THE COST PER RESIDENT.

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OK, THANK YOU. SO I ACTUALLY REACHED OUT TO ANOTHER CITY AND ACTUALLY LAUDERHILL, SO YOU GUYS HAVE TWENTY FOUR MILLION, SIX 84 THERE.

I GOT THE MOST RECENT NUMBERS, WHICH IS TWENTY FIVE MILLION, SIX TWENTY NINE, 506.

SO TWENTY FIVE POINT SIX MILLION DOLLARS IS THE PROJECTED ANNUAL SPEND FOR TWENTY ONE, COVERING ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY SEVEN TOTAL POLICE EMPLOYEES AND ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY SWORN POLICE OFFICERS.

OUR NUMBER TOTAL EMPLOYEES AND SEVENTY TWO DEPUTIES.

SO WE HAVE ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY SWORN OFFICERS FOR SIX THOUSAND MORE EMPLOYEES I'M SORRY, SIX THOUSAND MORE RESIDENTS.

AND SO WHEN I LOOK AT IT, YOU GUYS HAVE IT ON A POLICE BUDGET PER CAPITA.

I JUST DID A POLICE BUDGET PER EMPLOYEE.

SO THE COST PER UNIT OR THE COST PER EMPLOYEE FOR LAUDERHILL, YOU HAVE TWENTY FIVE MILLION, SIX TWO NINE, FIVE ZERO SIX DIVIDED BY ONE EIGHTY SEVEN GIVES ME ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS PER EMPLOYEE WHEN I TAKE OUR NUMBER THE SIXTEEN POINT NINE MILLION DIVIDED BY THE 101, I GET ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS PER EMPLOYEE. SO WE'RE PAYING THIRTY THOUSAND MORE PER EMPLOYEE.

AND IF I JUST DID THE BASIC SIMPLE MATH AND JUST ADDED ANOTHER EIGHTY SIX EMPLOYEES TO MATCH THE ONE EIGHTY SEVEN, WE WOULD BE AN ADDITIONAL FOURTEEN POINT FOUR MILLION OR THIRTY ONE MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE SAME ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY SEVEN EMPLOYEES.

WE PAY ABOUT SIX MILLION DOLLARS MORE.

AND I KNOW THAT'S NOT THE OFFICIAL MATH OR THE BEST WAY TO CALCULATE IT.

I DON'T KNOW THAT THE CHART THAT YOU HAVE HERE IS THE BEST WAY TO CALCULATE IT, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE ON A PER HEAD BASIS WE'RE SPENDING A LOT MORE MONEY BEING CONTRACTED WITH BSO THAN IF WE WILL POTENTIALLY DO IT IF WE HAD OUR OWN POLICE DEPARTMENT.

SO. THAT'S MY QUESTION.

WHEN I TALK ABOUT EVALUATING WHETHER OR NOT WE SHOULD HAVE OUR OWN POLICE DEPARTMENT, NOT THAT I HAVE ANYTHING AGAINST BSO IT'S JUST, YOU KNOW, I THINK OUR ROLE AS COMMISSIONERS IS MORE THAN JUST RUBBER STAMPING WHATEVER STAFF BRINGS US.

I THINK IT'S OUR JOB TO EVALUATE WHAT'S BEST FOR OUR CITY, THE SAME WAY OUR FIRE CHIEFS HAD DISCUSSIONS WITH SURROUNDING CITIES ABOUT THE BEST WAY TO PROVIDE SERVICES REGARDING FIRE TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE THREE DIFFERENT CITIES.

SO CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THAT? MICHAEL, IN REGARDS TO THE COST OF SERVICES.

CITY MANAGER? YES, I CAN.

YOU KNOW, IN TERMS OF THE COST, IF YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT A COST PER EMPLOYEE COMMISSIONER GELIN, I DON'T KNOW WHAT GOES INTO I DON'T KNOW HOW THE CITY LAUDERHILL CALCULATES THE, YOU KNOW, THE BUDGET THAT THEY HAVE FOR THEIR POLICE DEPARTMENT RELATED TO THE ADDITIONAL SERVICES WHICH ARE REQUIRED FOR THE FACILITATION OF THAT DEPARTMENT, SO WITH BSO WE ESSENTIALLY CONTRACT FOR POLICE SERVICES.

WE WRITE A CHECK EVERY MONTH.

IF YOU ARE LAUDERHILL OR YOU ARE CORAL SPRINGS, IF YOU ARE A COCONUT CREEK, IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE OTHER DEPARTMENTS THAT WE SHOWED THE BUDGETS FOR.

SO YOU PAY YOUR POLICE OFFICER, BUT YOU ALSO HAVE TO PAY FOR ADDITIONAL BUDGET PERSONNEL.

YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR ADDITIONAL HUMAN RESOURCES PERSONNEL.

YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR ADDITIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT.

YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR ADDITIONAL LEGAL SERVICES.

YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR ALL OF THOSE EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH FACILITATING A POLICE DEPARTMENT BEYOND SIMPLY THE OPERATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT ITSELF, WHICH IS SUBSTANTIAL.

AND I CAN'T SPEAK TO HOW THEY APPORTION THOSE COSTS IN OTHER CITIES.

BUT I CAN CERTAINLY SHARE WITH YOU THAT THE ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, WITH, YOU KNOW, THE ADVERTISEMENT AND THE HIRING, THE DISCIPLINE, THE TERMINATION, ALL OF THOSE THINGS ARE SIGNIFICANT.

AND THEY TAKE A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF TIME BECAUSE LAW ENFORCEMENT IS COMPLICATED.

YOU KNOW, CAPTAIN CIRMINIELLO AND LIEUTENANT COLONEL HOLMES CAN SPEAK TO THE AMOUNT OF

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TIME THAT GOES INTO SELECTING CANDIDATES, TESTING CANDIDATES, YOU KNOW, BRINGING ONBOARDING A NEW OFFICER, WHAT THEY NEED TO KNOW, TRAINING THEM, WHAT IT TAKES TO ACTUALLY MAKE THEM A FUNCTIONING SHERIFF'S DEPUTY OR POLICE OFFICER, PUTTING THEM ON THE STREET IN A WAY THAT'S SAFE FOR THEM AND SAFE FOR THE PEOPLE THAT THEY'RE PROTECTING.

YOU KNOW, IT STARTS THERE AND IT JUST GOES ON AND ON, BECAUSE FOR EVERY COMPLAINT THERE'S AN INVESTIGATION.

FOR EVERY LAWSUIT, THERE'S A DEFENSE OR FOR EVERYTHING THAT OCCURRED.

THERE'S YOU KNOW, THERE'S AN EXPENSE ASSOCIATED WITH THAT.

SO FOR THE CITIES THAT WHAT WE PAY FOR THE CITIES THAT HAVE THEIR OWN POLICE DEPARTMENT I CAN'T SPEAK TO HOW THEY APPORTION THOSE FUNDS.

BUT TYPICALLY THOSE FUNDS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

TYPICALLY, THEY'RE INCLUDED IN THE DEPARTMENTS WHERE THE ACTIVITIES OCCUR.

SO FINANCE HAS, YOU KNOW, A BUDGET PERSON THAT IS DEDICATED TO POLICE OR MORE IN SOME CASES, H.R.

AS AN ANALYST THAT DEALS WITH POLICE ISSUES WITH MANAGEMENT, HAS SOMEONE WHO FOCUSES ON THE, YOU KNOW, THE RISK AND THE INSURANCE AND THE LITIGATION, EVERYTHING THAT GOES INTO PROVIDING LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES.

YOU KNOW, IN OUR CASE, WE DON'T BEAR THE EXPENSE OF THAT.

THE BROWARD SHERIFF'S OFFICE DOES.

AND FOR THAT, THEY CHARGE US WHATEVER THE COST IS IN THE CONTRACT.

I THINK IT WAS ABOUT FIVE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS AND ABOUT THREE PERCENT OF THE TOTAL CONTRACT WENT TOWARDS ADMINISTRATION.

SO I AGAIN, I CAN'T SPEAK TO HOW THEY DO THAT IN THOSE OTHER CITIES, BUT I KNOW THAT THE COSTS ARE SIGNIFICANTLY MORE.

THERE'S ALSO THE ISSUE OF UNIFORM EXPENSES, ALL THE PROCUREMENT THAT GOES ON.

THERE'S ALL THE TRAINING.

I MEAN, IT'S A LOT.

SO, YOU KNOW, FROM BSO PERSPECTIVE, WE KNOW WHAT WE GET WHEN WE CONTRACT WITH THEIR SERVICES FROM A YOU KNOW, FROM YOUR OWN DEPARTMENT'S PERSPECTIVE, I WOULD SUGGEST TO YOU THERE'S A LOT MORE THAT GOES INTO IT BEYOND JUST THE OPERATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT ITSELF.

OK, GIVEN THE RAMP UP TIME IT WOULD TAKE, THEN WHY DOES IT MAKE SENSE TO GO FROM A TRANSITION PERIOD OF TWENTY FOUR MONTHS DOWN TO TWELVE MONTHS WOULDN'T THAT PUT US IN A TIGHT POSITION IF WE WERE TO MAKE A TRANSITION TO ESTABLISHING A POLICE DEPARTMENT.

I THINK THAT IT WOULD. BUT I THINK IT'S WHAT OUR PERSPECTIVE WAS THAT STAFF WAS AND IF WE'RE GOING TO MAKE A IF WE'RE GOING TO START OUR OWN DEPARTMENT.

NUMBER ONE, THERE ARE A NUMBER OF ACTIVITIES THAT WOULD OCCUR PRIOR TO THE CLOCK ACTUALLY TICKING, GETTING AND SO THERE ARE ANY NUMBER OF ACTIVITIES THAT WE WOULD DO IN ADVANCE OF SAYING TO BSO, OK, WE'RE CUTTING TIES AND 12 MONTHS FROM NOW WE'RE GOING TO JET OFF AND HAVE OUR OWN DEPARTMENT STOOD UP AND RUNNING.

THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT IS THAT, YOU KNOW, THERE NEEDS TO BE, I THINK, BSO'S PERSPECTIVE. AND THE CAPTAIN AND THE COLONEL CAN SPEAK TO THIS AFTER I DO, BUT I THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, IF WE'RE GOING TO CUT TIES, IT NEEDS TO BE SOONER THAN LATER AND WE NEED TO MOVE ON FROM BSO AND THERE NEEDS TO BE A SENSE OF URGENCY TO IT FOR ALL OF US.

YOU KNOW, IT'S SOMETHING THAT HAS TO GET DONE AND GET DONE QUICKLY IF WE'RE GOING TO MAKE THAT TRANSITION.

SO I THINK IN TERMS OF STANDING UP A DEPARTMENT, YOU KNOW, WE'RE COMFORTABLE WITH THE 12 MONTHS. IF IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN, YOU KNOW, WE WANT TO MOVE ON.

I HATE TO PUT IT IN THESE TERMS, BUT, YOU KNOW, I DON'T HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE IN DIVORCE.

BUT I UNDERSTAND IF YOU'RE GOING TO GET DIVORCED, YOU WANT TO DO IT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. YOU KNOW, YOU DON'T WANT TO DRAG IT OUT OR ON AND ON AND ON.

AND LIKE I SAID, I DON'T HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE IN THAT.

BUT I KNOW PEOPLE WHO HAVE.

YOU WANT TO GET IT DONE. I DON'T THINK THAT'S GOING TO BE A HINDRANCE TO IT.

I ALSO THINK THAT GIVEN OUR LONG STANDING RELATIONSHIP WITH BSO, YOU KNOW, IF THERE'S GOING TO BE A TRANSITION, THEY ARE A GOOD PARTNER.

IF WE WANT TO DO OUR OWN POLICE DEPARTMENT, THEY'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE OFFENSE TO THAT PER SAY THEY'RE GOING TO ASSIST WITH THE TRANSITION.

AS YOU KNOW, AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, THEY'RE GOING TO HELP US.

THEY'RE NOT GOING TO HURT US. SO I THINK THAT THE 12 MONTHS VERSUS 24 JUST PROVIDES US WITH A GREATER SENSE OF URGENCY FOR EVERYBODY INVOLVED AND FACILITATES GETTING IT DONE SOONER THAN LATER, WHICH I THINK IS THE BEST COURSE OF ACTION TO GET IT DONE IF WE WANT TO DO THAT. OK, GOING BACK TO THE CONTRACTS FOR CAPTAIN CIRMINIELLO AND COLONEL HOLMES.

I READ THE PART ABOUT THE 20 DEPUTIES ON THE ROAD DURING THE TWENTY FOUR HOUR PERIOD.

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SO I KNOW THAT'S THE MINIMUM.

I GUESS THE MAXIMUM WOULD BE HALFWAY BETWEEN THE 71 AND 72 ASSIGN PERSONNEL SO I'M CURIOUS TO KNOW WHAT IS THE OPTIMAL NUMBER? BUT WHAT DOES THAT MEAN WHEN YOU SAY THAT DEPUTIES DURING EACH EIGHT HOUR SHIFT OR SEVEN IN A EIGHT HOUR SHIFT? HOW DOES THAT WORK IN TERMS OF TIME, LOCATION AND NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES OR NUMBER OF PATROL OFFICERS IN EACH DISTRICT.

SO I BELIEVE I WILL BE ABLE TO ANSWER THAT A LITTLE BETTER FOR YOU. 20 THAT'S USUALLY ON THE WEEKENDS BUT WHAT WE DO IT IS NEVER A PERFECT TIME WE GOT TO TAKE A LOOK AT CRIME.

WE GOT TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE NEEDS AND AT SCHOOLS. WE TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT'S GOING ON DURING THAT PERIOD OF TIME.

AND REALLY IT'S UP TO ME TO ALLOCATE OUR RESOURCES THE BEST.

SO CSA'S THAT INCLUDES ALL THE RESOURCES THAT WE HAVE HERE.

BUT I LIKE TO KEEP THAT DEPUTIES PROPERLY, AND WE LOOK AT THAT WEEKLY MYSELF AND OUR EXECUTIVE OFFICER WE HAVE TO LOOK AT THAT EACH DAY TO SEE WHERE ARE OUR RESOURCES BEST USED AND WE ADJUST SCHEDULES FOR THE COMMUNITY NEEDS AND SAFETY.

NEEDED, SUCH AS A CRITICAL INCIDENT THE CAVALRY IS COMING.

WITH THE BROWARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, WE WILL TAKE OUR COUNTY ASSIGNED DEPUTIES AND ALLOCATE THOSE TO THE CRITICAL INCIDENT.

SO THERE WILL NOT BE A SHORTAGE FOR ANY CITY THAT'S EXPERIENCING SOMETHING THAT'S CRITICAL AND NEEDS ASSISTANCE.

OKAY. AND SO CAN YOU JUST BREAK DOWN WHAT THAT MEANS WHEN YOU SAY 20 DEPUTIES DURING THE TWENTY FOUR HOUR PERIOD? DOES THAT MEAN THERE'S GOING TO BE TWENTY IN AN EIGHT HOUR, OR EIGHT IN AN 8 HOUR SHIFT? I DON'T REALLY UNDERSTAND THIS LANGUAGE.

20 DEPUTIES ON THE ROAD DURING A TWENTY FOUR HOUR PERIOD.

SO WE HAVE SO THEY ARE 12 HOUR SHIFTS SO MORNING SHIFT IS 6:00 A.M.

TO 6:00 PM. IF YOU WANT TO JUST HAVE A STRAIGHT NUMBER, WE HAVE 9 ADDITIONAL UNITS SOMETIMES.

WORKING SO THAT NUMBER COULD GO UP TO OK, NOW THERE'S AN ITEM IN THE CONTRACT THAT TALKS ABOUT THE REASSIGNMENT OF PERSONNEL AND IT SAYS THE REASSIGNED PERSONNEL SHALL BE REPLACED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

BUT THAT'S NOT DEFINED.

SO HOW IS IT SOON AS POSSIBLE DEFINED AND WHAT'S BEEN THE HISTORY OF THE REPLACEMENT? IS IT NINE MONTHS, THREE MONTHS, SIX MONTHS? HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO REPLACE A DEPUTY THAT HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED.

WELL, IT DEPENDS ON THE URGENCY TO FILL THAT POSITION, ALONG WITH THE NUMBER OF STAFF THAT WE HAVE AVAILABLE, IF THERE'S A HIGH NUMBER OF VACANCIES IN THE AGENCY, IT'S GOING TO TAKE A LITTLE LONGER THAN NORMAL IF WE'RE CLOSE TO FULL AS FAR AS VACANCIES IT MAKES IT A LOT EASIER TO MOVE BODIES AROUND.

HOWEVER, IF THERE'S A SITUATION WHERE A INDIVIDUAL IN A PARTICULAR DISTRICT NEEDS TO BE MOVED RIGHT AWAY, WE WILL TAKE IMMEDIATE, SWIFT ACTION TO MAKE SURE THAT IT'S DONE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. WE WORK CLOSELY DOWNTOWN WITH THE CAPTAIN.

THE CAPTAIN IS IN CHARGE OF THAT DISTRICT AND WE TAKE HIS ADVICE AND WE ADJUST ACCORDINGLY. AND HE'S WORKING MANAGER, TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT CHANGE IS MADE SWIFTLY AND IMMEDIATELY.

AND IF THERE'S A IMPORTANT NEED TO FILL THAT VACANCY, HE REITERATES THAT TO US DOWNTOWN AND WE TAKE THE APPROPRIATE ACTION.

OK, SO DOES IT MAKE SENSE FOR US TO PUT A NUMBER ON THIS SO INSTEAD OF SAYING ASAP OR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, WE GO WITH 90 DAYS AND 120 DAYS, SIX MONTHS? I MEAN, HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HISTORICALLY HOW LONG HAS IT TAKEN TO REPLACE A DEPUTY

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THAT'S TRANSITIONED. ARE YOU SPECIFICALLY TALKING ABOUT IN TAMARAC OR ANY OF SPEAKERS]. YES IN TAMARAC. COMMISSIONER GELIN. OK, LET ME ACTUALLY SPEAK TO THAT.

THAT HAS ALL DEPENDED ON THE AVAILABILITY OF PERSONNEL WITHIN BSO'S AGENCY.

AND LET ME BE A LITTLE MORE SPECIFIC ABOUT THAT.

IN THE PAST YEARS AGO, WE WOULD HAVE A REPLACEMENT ROUGHLY THE SAME DAY AS HAVING A DEPUTY OR A SERGEANT OR SOMEONE TRANSITION OUT.

IN THE LAST FEW YEARS.

SEVERAL 3 YEARS IT'S BEEN MORE DIFFICULT TO REPLACE PEOPLE BECAUSE THERE HAS BEEN A NATIONAL SHORTAGE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.

I THINK EVERY AGENCY IN THE COUNTRY HAS HAD A HARD TIME, SHERIFFS DEPUTIES.

AND SO IT SHOULD COME AS NO SURPRISE TO ANYONE THAT IT IS HARDER TO FILL THOSE, YOU KNOW, FILL THOSE POSITIONS.

SO I KNOW THAT BSO HAS BEEN VERY AGGRESSIVE IN RECRUITING AND TRYING TO HIRE NEW SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES INTO THEIR AGENCY TO BE SURE THAT THEY CAN HANDLE STAFFING NEEDS AGENCY WIDE BECAUSE AT THE SAME TIME, THEY'RE TRYING TO FILL POSITIONS IN TAMARAC THEY'RE TRYING TO FILL POSITIONS IN 13 OTHER CITIES AND THROUGHOUT THE REST OF THEIR AGENCY.

SO, AGAIN, IF WE LOOK BACK, YOU KNOW, EIGHT YEARS AGO, 10 YEARS AGO, IT WAS NO PROBLEM AT ALL. IF WE LOOK BACK OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, IT'S BEEN A PROBLEM, I THINK, FOR BSO AND NOT ONE OF THEIR OWN CREATION, BUT IT'S JUST THERE'S A SUPPLY AND DEMAND ISSUE.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, I THINK THEY'VE BEEN CHALLENGED AS AN AGENCY.

I THINK THAT CERTAINLY THE NEW SHERIFF I THINK HE CAME RIGHT OUT.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS HE SAID WAS HE WAS GOING TO ACTIVELY RECRUIT NEW PEOPLE TO THE BROWARD SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

AND I CAN'T SPEAK TO HOW HE HAS DONE THAT.

I WOULD LEAVE THAT TO THE COLONEL AND THE CAPTAIN.

I JUST KNOW THAT HE HAD BECAUSE THAT WAS IDENTIFIED AS AN ISSUE THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE SHERIFF'S OFFICE. NOW IF YOU SAY, WELL, OK, MIKE, THAT'S WITH THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

WHAT ABOUT SPRINGS? WHAT ABOUT SUNRISE? WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE THEIR OWN? THEY ARE IN THE SAME BOAT AS WE ARE.

THERE'S A LIMITED POOL OF APPLICANTS FOR THOSE POSITIONS.

AND THEN AT LEAST MY LAST CONVERSATION WITH CAPTAIN CIRMINIELLO, THERE WAS STILL MORE LAW ENFORCEMENT POSITIONS AVAILABLE THAN THERE WERE APPLICANTS, YOU KNOW, COUNTY WIDE AND STATEWIDE. THIS IS NOT A UNIQUE PROBLEM TO BROWARD.

YOU GO TO ANY OF THE LARGE URBAN COUNTIES IN FLORIDA AND YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR THE SAME THING FROM THE SHERIFFS AND FROM THE POLICE CHIEFS.

YOU KNOW, HIRING NEW PEOPLE WITH THE LAW ENFORCEMENT IS A CHALLENGE RIGHT NOW.

AND I'LL AND AS YOU GUYS KNOW I WORK FOR MIRAMAR.

AND I KNOW THEY LOST A FEW POLICE OFFICERS TO BROWARD SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

AND I KNOW A LOT OF AGENCIES IN BROWARD COUNTY HAVE LOST POLICE OFFICERS TO BOCA RATON BECAUSE THEY PAY A HIGHER STARTING SALARY.

IT'S A FAIRLY SAFE PLACE TO BE A POLICE OFFICER, BUT I'M LOOKING AT THE VACANCY CREDITS.

SO IN 2016 WE GOT THREE HUNDRED AND SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS BACK.

TWENTY SEVENTEEN, 281 THOUSAND BETWEEN NOVEMBER OF TWENTY SEVENTEEN AND SEPTEMBER 2018 WE GOT FOUR HUNDRED AND FORTY FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS BACK.

TWO EIGHTY IN TWENTY NINETEEN.

AND IN DECEMBER, BETWEEN DECEMBER OF 19 AND SEPTEMBER OF TWENTY WE GOT FIVE HUNDRED AND SIXTY NINE THOUSAND DOLLARS BACK.

SO HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS PER QUARTER.

SO DO THESE DOLLARS REPRESENT DEPUTIES NOT BEING IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC, PATROLLING OUR STREETS AND KEEPING OUR PEOPLE SAFE? I WOULDN'T SAY THAT, COMMISSIONER GELIN, I'D SAY THAT THOSE REPRESENT VACANCIES THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT AND I CAN'T SPEAK TO AT WHAT LEVEL THOSE VACANCIES OCCUR.

BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I THINK THE CAPTAIN SAID WAS THERE'S A MINIMUM NUMBER OF SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES ON THE STREET PROTECTING AND SERVING THE CITIZENS OF TAMARAC EVERY DAY, REGARDLESS OF THE VACANCY CREDIT SITUATION THERE'S A MINIMUM NUMBER.

AND SO I THINK THE QUESTION IS NOT NECESSARILY HOW LONG IT TAKES TO REPLACE THEM, BUT IS THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF PERSONNEL, IS THAT AN ACCEPTABLE NUMBER? BECAUSE WE HAVE ESTABLISHED MINIMUMS AND THEY'VE MET, AS FAR AS I KNOW, FROM MY MEETINGS WITH THE CAPTAIN AND CAPTAIN STAFFING REQUIREMENTS IN OUR CITY AND YOU KNOW THEY MANAGE THAT BY BRINGING REASSIGNING

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PEOPLE, BY BRINGING, IN SOME CASES, ANOTHER DEPUTY IN ON OVERTIME.

YOU KNOW, THEY DO WHAT THEY NEED TO DO TO MANAGE THAT MINIMUM SO THAT WE ALWAYS HAVE AT LEAST THAT NUMBER OF PEOPLE WORKING.

I THINK THE CHALLENGE IS ABOVE AND BEYOND THAT.

YOU KNOW, WHEN THEY HAVE A VACANCY, HOW DO FILL IT? BUT AS FAR AS THE ACTUAL STAFFING AND PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, BEING HERE PATROLLING AND PROTECTING, SERVING THEY MEET THEIR MINIMUM.

SO THE VACANCY CREDITS ARE CHALLENGING IN TERMS OF RECRUITING, BUT I DON'T THINK THAT THEY'RE A CHALLENGE FOR THE CAPTAIN AND THE AGENCY IN TERMS OF ACTUALLY HAVING PEOPLE THERE STAFFED AND DOING THE WORK.

AND THE CAPTAIN MAY HAVE SOMETHING TO ADD TO THAT.

YEAH COMMISSIONER GELIN WE HAVE NOT HAD AN ISSUE WITH THAT. AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT OVERALL STAFFING LEVELS, YOU HAVE TO ACCOUNT FOR DAYS OFF SICK LEAVE AND TIME FOR TRAINING AND WE HAVE THE EXTRA BODIES.

AND WHAT TO BE PART OF THE SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE I'VE NOT BEEN IN NEED OF DEPUTIES EVER BECAUSE IT'S A PHONE CALL AWAY . WHAT THE SHERIFF DID THIS PAST YEAR WAS DEVELOP SOMETHING CALLED THE PROTOCOL. SO AMOUNT OF DEPUTIES FROM EACH AROUND THIS COUNTY IMMEDIATELY TO MY DISTRICT WHEN I NEED IT.

AND WE'VE USED IT A COUPLE OF TIMES AND IT WORKS FLAWLESSLY.

SO WHEN IT COMES TO BOLSTERING OUR DEPUTIES OR STAFFING, I'M VERY GOOD WITH WHAT FLOWS. IT'S A VERY FLUID SITUATION THAT WE'RE DEALING WITH.

WELL, BUT I HAVE SO MUCH RESOURCES BEHIND MY BACK THAT IT'S REALLY NOT A CONCERN.

OKAY. AND HOW MANY IS IT A GOAL OF BSO TO KEEP POLICE OFFICERS IN THE SAME CITY? SO, FOR EXAMPLE, IF WE'VE GOT SEVENTY TWO DEPUTIES ASSIGNED TO TAMARAC.

HOW MANY OF THEM HAVE BEEN IN TAMARAC FOR FIVE YEARS, 10 YEARS, 15 YEARS, OR ARE THEY ROTATING OUT FROM CITY TO CITY, YOU KNOW, EVERY FIVE YEARS OR SO? I DON'T HAVE THE EXACT NUMBER, BUT THIS IS ONE OF THE CITIES THAT WE HAVE LONG, TENUOUS WITH DEPUTIES, AND ONE THING I WON'T DO IS HOLD THEM BACK.

IF THEY'RE GOING TO MOVE UP AND BECOME A DETECTIVE DOWN TOWN OR TAKE THE SERGEANT'S TEST.

WE ENCOURAGE THAT BECAUSE IT PROMOTES OUR DEPUTIES TO BE BETTER DEPUTIES.

WHEN THEY STUDY FOR THE SERGEANTS TEST IT MEANS THEY KNOW THE LAWS A LITTLE BIT BETTER THEY KNOW THE POLICIES A LITTLE BIT BETTER IT GAINS A SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY THAT I WANT EACH OF MY DEPUTIES TO HAVE. SO BENEFITS ALMOST IMMEDIATELY BECAUSE WE GOT BUT THE DEPUTIES THAT DO WANT TO STAY HERE, THAT HAVE BEEN HERE FOR MANY YEARS, THEY LOVE THIS AND WE PUT A NUMBER ON WHO STAYS, AND WHO GOES.

YOU HAVE TO EARN THE NEXT STEP AND WE DO COMMISSIONER, IF I MAY ADD TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION, I APOLOGIZE.

I HAD A TECHNICAL ISSUE WHERE MY COMPUTER SHUT OFF.

BUT UNDER THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION WE DID NOT HAVE A RECRUITING UNIT.

SO THEREFORE IT COST US IN THE LONG RUN.

SINCE THE NEW ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN IN PLACE, WE ACTIVELY GONE OUT AND TURNED IT UP AND AND RECRUITED HEAVILY.

AND RIGHT NOW WE HAVE AN ABUNDANCE OF INDIVIDUALS IN THE PROCESS NOW OF GETTING HIRED.

REPEAT, WE LOST YOUR SOUND.

. WE HEAR YOU NOW.

IF YOU COULD PLEASE REPEAT.

HE MAY NOT HEAR US. IT COULD BE. WE SHOULD CALL LEVENT. COLONEL WE HEAR YOU, WE DON'T THINK YOU HEAR US, CAN YOU HEAR US.

YOU KNOW WHAT I CAN HEAR YOU SO I'M TRYING TO PULL IT BACK UP WHERE I CAN SEE EVERYONE.

BUT YOU CAN HEAR ME CORRECT.

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YEAH, WE CAN SEE YOU.

OK, I'M LISTENING.

I APOLOGIZE FOR THE TECHNICAL.

YOU HAD YOU MADE A COMMENT.

YOU SAID SOMETHING.

I THINK WOULD YOU LIKE TO REPEAT IT OR YOUR LAST STATEMENT BEFORE WE HAD SOME TROUBLE.

NO THAT WAS IT. OK, THANK YOU.

I JUST WANT TO GO BACK TO THE DOCUMENTS THAT I ASKED BSO TO COMPLETE REGARDING DATA AND TRANSPARENCY AND SOME OF THESE OTHER ISSUES.

SO GOING TO THE DATA AND TRANSPARENCY DOCUMENT ON THE SECOND THE THIRD PAGE, IT SAYS ALL DATA, INCLUDING HISTORICAL DATA, SHOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE ON A PUBLIC WEBSITE.

I KNOW, COLONEL, THIS MAY BE SOMETHING THAT YOU MAY HAVE TO TAKE UP WITH SHERIFF TONY.

AND I KNOW HE'S GOING TO BE ON A FORUM WITH SEVERAL OTHER POLICE CHIEFS ON FRIDAY WITH THE BROWARD COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION, THE CHIEF OF POLICE OF HALLANDALE BEACH, MIRAMAR, FORT LAUDERDALE, AND IT IS THE QUESTION THAT I PLAN TO POSE THERE AND LEVENT IF YOU'LL GO TO THE WEBSITE LINK I SENT TO YOU REGARDING THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT DATA TRANSPARENCY WEBSITE.

AND IF YOU COULD TAKE THIS QUESTION UP TO SHERIFF TONY, IS BSO WILLING TO PUBLICIZE AND HAVE ON THE DATABASE THE THIRD YEAH, SO THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS PUBLICIZED THIS, MADE PUBLIC ALL THEIR RECORDS OF ALLEGATIONS OF DISCIPLINES AND THEY'VE MAP THAT OUT.

SO MY QUESTION TO THE CHIEFS AND TO THE SHERIFF ON FRIDAY IS GOING TO BE AND I'M NOT SURE WHO AND UNDERSTAND WHERE THE DANGER IS AMONG THE POLICE FORCE? I CAN TELL YOU THIS. I CAN'T SPEAK FOR THE SHERIFF HIMSELF.

THAT'S SOMETHING THAT HE WILL BE ABLE TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION.

AND WHEN YOU SPEAK WITH HIM.

HOWEVER, SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE ALMOST TWENTY THREE YEARS, WE'VE BEEN VERY TRANSPARENT WITH ANY TYPE OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION HAS TAKEN PLACE AGAINST OUR DEPUTIES.

AS FAR AS A COMPLAINT FROM THE OUTSIDE, AS WELL AS ANY TYPE OF VIOLATIONS INTERNALLY, WE'VE ALWAYS BEEN TRANSPARENT.

I DON'T RECALL ANY ISSUES THERE, BUT THAT'S SOMETHING THAT YOU WOULD HAVE TO SPEAK TO HIM SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THAT.

BUT AS AN AGENCY, AS A WHOLE AND CAPTAIN CIRMINIELLO CAN ATTEST TO THIS, WE'VE ALWAYS BEEN TRANSPARENT.

I DON'T EXPECT ANYTHING DIFFERENT.

OK, AND CAPTAIN DO YOU KNOW, IF WE HAVE ANY DEPUTIES THAT ARE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

AND LEVENT CAN YOU GO BACK TO THAT FOURTH TAB ON THAT BROWSER.

GO AHEAD, CAPTAIN.

WE HAVE SEVERAL I DON'T KNOW THE EXACT NUMBER OK, GREAT, SO WE ALL KNOW WHAT HAPPENED WITH BREONNA TAYLOR.

THERE WAS A RECENT SETTLEMENT, BUT PART OF THAT SETTLEMENT, IF YOU'LL SCROLL DOWN LEVENT INCLUDED SOME REFORMS. AND I THINK SOME OF THE REFORMS WILL BE GOOD FOR US TO LOOK AT OR BSO TO LOOK AT AS AN AGENCY. SO KEEP SCROLLING DOWN.

THERE'LL BE SOME BULLETED ITEMS. SO RIGHT HERE.

SO MY QUESTION IS, DOES BSO HAVE AN EARLY WARNING SYSTEM TO IDENTIFY OFFICERS WITH RED FLAGS? YES, WE'VE HAD THAT FOR QUITE SOME TIME.

OK, AND I GUESS MY QUESTION REALLY IS REALLY EVERYTHING HERE.

SO DO WE HAVE A MANDATORY COMMANDING OFFICER THAT REVIEWS ALL SEARCH WARRANTS? YES, WE HAD THAT FOR QUITE SOME TIME ALSO.

OK, GREAT. I KNOW WE HAVE BODY CAMERAS.

WHAT ABOUT THE SWAT APPROVAL? YES. I LIKE THE IDEA OF COMMUNITY SERVICE, I KNOW BSO DOES DO SOME COMMUNITY SERVICE.

CAN YOU SPEAK TO THIS ITEM? THIS ONE HAS EMPLOYEES GETTING PAID HOURS TWO PAID HOURS A WEEK OF COMMUNITY SERVICE.

WE HAVE A COMMUNITY SERVICES UNIT AND COMMUNITY SERVICES TEAM.

SO WE'RE NOT MANDATING THAT EVERY OFFICER IN THE AGENCY DO THAT.

BUT WE HAVE UNITS SET ASIDE TO SERVE THE COMMUNITIES.

AND IF THE INDIVIDUAL ALSO WANTS TO DO IT OR A DEPUTY WANTS TO DO IT ON THEIR OWN.

THEN IT'S UP TO THEM.

OK. AND THEN FOR THE COMMISSION AND THE CITY MANAGER, WOULD YOU GUYS CONSIDER PROVIDING HOUSING CREDITS TO DEPUTIES THAT HAVE A DESIRE TO LIVE IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

COMMISSIONER GELIN I THINK THAT'S A CONVERSATION TO BE HAD AT ANOTHER TIME.

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BUT WE'RE HAVING A DISCUSSION RIGHT NOW.

WELL, WE'RE ON A BUDGET RIGHT NOW FOR THEM.

SO IT'S NOT AN ISSUE THAT I THINK THAT WE'D HAVE A PROBLEM DISCUSSING AT ANOTHER TIME.

I THINK IT'S ONE WHERE, AGAIN, WE'RE NOT PREPARED TO HAVE ANY INFORMATION HERE FOR US TO BE ABLE TO GIVE AN INTELLIGENT DISCUSSION ON THIS HOW MANY SOCIAL SERVICES DO YOU HAVE ON STAFF AT BSO? HOW MANY WHAT.

SOCIAL SERVICE WORKERS? SO I CAN'T GIVE YOU A SPECIFIC NUMBER.

HOWEVER, THIS IS AN ISSUE THAT'S NATIONWIDE RIGHT NOW WITH THE WHOLE ISSUE, WITH THE MENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS OF PEOPLE THAT WE COME IN CONTACT WITH.

THIS IS GOING TO BE ONE OF THE TOP TOPICS ACROSS THE NATION THAT ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT IS GOING TO BE WORKING TO IMPROVE.

ONE OF THE ISSUES THAT WE'RE SEEING IS THAT THE EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS KNOW HOW TO HANDLE MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS THAT ARE IN CRISIS WHILE WE'RE OUT ON CALLS. IT'S A LOT.

ON THE SHOULDERS OF THE OFFICERS AND IT'S BEEN A STRUGGLE.

AND YOU'VE SEEN THINGS TURN TRAGIC BECAUSE OF THAT.

I CAN TELL YOU THAT'S THE TALK IN LAW ENFORCEMENT RIGHT NOW IMPROVING THOSE TYPE OF SITUATIONS WHERE AGENCIES CAN POSSIBLY HAVE SOCIAL WORKERS GO ON THOSE TYPE OF CALLS TO PREVENT THINGS FROM TURNING TRAGIC.

WE KNOW THAT THERE'S GOING TO BE A FINANCIAL COST WITH THAT.

THAT'S SOMETHING THAT AT A HIGHER LEVEL THAT WE HAVE TO FIGURE OUT.

BUT I COULD TELL YOU THIS, WE AS LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, WE WELCOME THAT BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT ON THE SHOULDERS OF OFFICERS TO BE MENTAL HEALTH EXPERTS AS WELL AS LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.

YOU KNOW, I AGREE.

AND DO YOU GUYS HAVE MANDATORY EMSS OR PARAMEDIC PRESENCE FOR YOUR SEARCH WARRANTS IN CASE SOMETHING HAPPENS. YES.

YES. SO CLEARLY, THE LOUISVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS NOT BEEN PRACTICING SOME OF THE SAME PRACTICES THAT BSO HAS HAD IN PLACE FOR YEARS.

BUT I CAN TELL YOU THIS HERE IN SOUTH FLORIDA, I THINK MOST OF THE AGENCIES IN SOUTH FLORIDA ARE LIGHT YEARS AHEAD OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AROUND THE COUNTRY.

YOU'D BE SURPRISED IF YOU GO TO DIFFERENT STATES AROUND THE COUNTRY AND SEE THE DIFFERENCE IN HOW THEIR PRACTICES, LAW ENFORCEMENT PRACTICES ARE.

I'M PROUD TO SAY THAT WE'VE BEEN LIGHT YEARS AHEAD FOR MANY, MANY YEARS.

WE MUST CONTINUE TO IMPROVE.

WE MUST CONTINUE TO STAY UP TO DATE.

AND THE CHANGES THAT ARE COMING FROM THE FEDERAL LEVEL, THE STATE LEVEL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE LOCAL LEVEL. BUT HERE AT THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE, I CAN TELL YOU WE RAN CIRCLES AROUND A LOT OF AGENCIES ACROSS THIS COUNTRY.

AND JEFF CAN ATTEST TO THAT.

OK, AND LEVENT IF YOU WILL GO TO THAT SECOND TAB.

OR ACTUALLY THE FIRST TAB.

SO WHAT IS BSO'S, POLICIES IN TERMS OF HIRING POLICE OFFICERS WHO HAVE BEEN FIRED FROM OTHER AGENCIES FOR OFFICIAL POLICE MISCONDUCT? I CAN TELL YOU THAT I'VE BEEN HERE FOR ALMOST 23 YEARS.

I'VE NEVER HEARD OF US HIRING ONE PERSON THAT HAS BEEN FIRED FOR EMPLOYEE MISCONDUCT OUR HIGH REQUIREMENTS ARE VERY STRICT.

IT'S VERY DIFFICULT.

I CAN TELL YOU HERE IN BROWARD COUNTY, PEOPLE TELL YOU BROWARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT AGENCIES TO GET HIRED BY.

AND UNDER THIS ADMINISTRATION, WE RAISED OUR STANDARDS EVEN HIGHER.

BUT I CAN'T RECALL ANY ONE THAT'S BEEN FIRED FROM ANOTHER AGENCY THAT'S BEEN HIRED BY US FOR ANY TYPE OF MISCONDUCT IF THERE'S ONE OR TWO THAT SLIPPED THROUGH THE CRACKS OVER THE YEARS, MAYBE.

BUT I CAN TELL YOU THIS.

I HAVEN'T BEEN AWARE OF ANY.

OK, AND THEN SPEAKING OF OUR LAST TOPIC, IN TERMS OF SOCIAL WORKERS AND PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM MENTAL HEALTH CRISES, WE HAVE HAD AN INCIDENT IN TAMARAC WHERE SOMEONE WAS KILLED AT A HOSPITAL. I BELIEVE IT'S STILL BEING INVESTIGATED UNDER THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT. BUT, YOU KNOW, IT'S ONE OF THOSE SITUATIONS WHERE CERTAIN SITUATIONS TAKE ON

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A NATIONAL SCALE AND BLOW UP THAT PERSON'S FACEBOOK THAT SITUATION IS NOT BLOWING UP FOR THEM, BUT THEY STILL WANT SOME MEASURE OF JUSTICE. AND AND I FEEL TWO WAYS ABOUT IT, BECAUSE I UNDERSTAND THAT POLICE OFFICERS ARE NOT TRAINED TO HANDLE A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, THEY HAVE TO USE THE BEST DISCIPLINE POSSIBLE.

AND A DEATH PENALTY SHOULD NOT BE ASSIGNED BECAUSE SOMEONE IS GOING THROUGH A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS. SO WHAT DO WE SAY TO RESIDENTS OF TAMARAC THAT DO HAVE SONS OR DAUGHTERS OR SISTERS AND BROTHERS THAT HAVE A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS? THEY MAY BE IN FEAR OF CALLING THE POLICE BECAUSE IT MAY END UP IN THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE. A 13 YEAR OLD BOY IN UTAH WAS SHOT SIX TIMES.

HE LIVED BECAUSE HE HAD ASPERGER'S SYNDROME.

AND THE POLICE FOR SOME REASON, THEY JUST SHOT HIM SIX TIMES.

SO THERE'S A CRISIS WHERE PEOPLE HAVE FAMILY MEMBERS THAT AND SHE DIDN'T CALL AND THE AMERICAN RED CROSS IS THE ONE THAT CALL POLICE.

BUT PEOPLE ARE ENDING UP GETTING SHOT AND KILLED FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.

HOW WHAT IS BEING DONE NOW? SO IF SOMEONE CALLS TOMORROW TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT PERSON DOESN'T END UP BEING HARMED BY THE POLICE.

HERE AT THE BROWARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, WE HAVE MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING AND TRAINING THAT'S MANDATED BY THE AGENCY.

BUT THAT STILL DOESN'T MEAN THAT WE'RE EXPERTS.

YOU KNOW, IT'S VERY DIFFICULT SITUATIONS TO DEAL WITH.

LIKE I SAID, YOU KNOW FOR THERE'S A LOT OF EXPECTATIONS.

AND OUR SITUATIONS WE RELY HEAVILY ON THE MEDICAL STAFF.

YOU KNOW, AT THESE HOSPITALS, WE RELY HEAVILY ON THE FAMILY MEMBERS TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE IN CONSTANT CONTACT WITH THEIR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS TO MAKE SURE THAT THEIR LOVED ONES ARE UNDER PROPER MEDICAL CARE TO PREVENT THINGS FROM ESCALATING.

BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF TIMES THINGS DON'T TURN OUT THE RIGHT WAY THE WAY WE EXPECT THEM TO. AND IT'S DIFFICULT FOR US ALL.

BUT WE'RE WORKING HARD AND TRYING TO IMPROVE OUR TRAINING.

AND LIKE I SAID EARLIER, I'M HOPING THAT, YOU KNOW, ACROSS THE NATION, YOU KNOW, PROTOCOL IS IN PLACE WHERE WE CAN HIRE MENTAL HEALTH EXPERTS TO TAKE THE LEAD ON THOSE TYPE OF SITUATIONS AND WHERE THEY CAN BE CALLED TO HANDLE THE SITUATION PRIOR TO LAW ENFORCEMENT BEING CALLED. AND HOPEFULLY THAT ALLEVIATE THINGS FROM ESCALATING TO THE POINT WHERE THEY ARE TRAGIC FOR EVERYONE.

BUT I CAN TELL YOU HERE AT THE BROWARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, WE GO THROUGH TRAINING ANNUAL TRAINING.

OKAY. AND GOING BACK TO THE DOCUMENT, TRANSPARENCY AND POLICE AND CIVILIAN ENCOUNTERS.

THERE'S A QUESTION HERE.

DOES THE POLICY REQUIRE QUARTERLY REPORTING, PUBLIC REPORTING, THE ANSWER IS NO.

DOES THE POLICY REQUIRE DATA REPORTING ON AND THIS IS IN REGARDS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT SHOULD PROVIDE PUBLIC REPORTS ON CONSENT SEARCHES.

DOES THE POLICY REQUIRE DATA REPORTING ON RACE, GENDER, AGE PRECINCT WHERE THE SEARCH OCCURRED? SO THE ANSWER IS NO.

BUT DO YOU SUPPORT MORE TRANSPARENCY IN THESE ENCOUNTERS? I CAN TELL YOU THIS WHEN DEALING WITH OUR INTERNAL AFFAIRS DIVISION.

WE KEEP TRACK OF EVERY USE OF FORCE INSTANCE THAT TAKES PLACE THERE ARE CERTAIN PROTOCOLS IN PLACE, WE HAVE USE OF FORCE, REPORTS THAT GO INTO A COMPUTER SYSTEM.

AND LIKE I SAID EARLIER THAT'S HOW IF A PERSON MEETS A CERTAIN THRESHOLD THEY GET RED FLAGGED. AND WE ARE AWARE THAT THERE'S MAYBE ADDITIONAL TRAINING OR OVERSIGHT THAT NEEDS TO BE INVOLVED WITH THAT EMPLOYEE.

OUR INTERNAL AFFAIRS DOES A GREAT JOB WITH THAT.

JEFF, IF YOU WANT TO ADD TO THAT, BECAUSE YOU DEAL DIRECTLY WITH THEM.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE I COULD REALLY ADD TO THAT.

DO YOU HAVE A MORE SPECIFIC, QUESTION.

NO, THAT'S FINE. I WANT TO GO INTO THE FINANCES NOW SO WE HAVE A POINT A HALF A PERCENT DECREASE IN THE COST OF THE CONTRACT.

I'M LOOKING AT THIS SPREADSHEET, MICHAEL.

SO WHAT? SO THE CONTRACT CALLS FOR AN INCREASE OF ANYWHERE BETWEEN ZERO AND FIVE PERCENT.

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BUT HERE THERE'S AN INCREASE IN THE COSTS FROM TWENTY SIXTEEN AND FIVE POINT ZERO TO THE FOUR POINT FOUR EIGHT THREE POINT SEVEN AND FIVE POINT FIVE FIVE POINT SIX.

SO THAT'S ABOVE THE FIVE PERCENT.

WHAT IS THE ACTUAL INCREASE IN THE CONTRACT HISTORICALLY? IS IT THE LAST COLUMN OR THIS FOURTH TO THE LAST COLUMN? INCREASE IN CONTRACT COST.

AND WHILE YOU LOOK FOR THAT ANSWER, THE HALF A MILLION DOLLARS THAT'S IN THE LETF FUNDS, IS THAT FOR THE USE OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

IT'S FOR THE USE OF THE BSO DISTRICT IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

I THINK THAT CAPTAIN CIRMINIELLO COULD SPEAK MORE DIRECTLY TO THAT.

THE LETF FUNDS WE CAN UTILIZE ON CERTAIN PROJECTS, THESE OR ITEMS IT HAS TO BE RUN THROUGH THE CITY AND APPROVED THROUGH THE CITY.

THE CITY FOR THAT MONEY AND IT CAN BE APPROVED FOR ME TO USE FOR BSO PURPOSES.

OK, I WAS A LITTLE CONFUSED ABOUT THAT.

IT SAYS IN THE CONTRACT, ITEM D BSO AGREES THAT ANY CURRENCY SEIZED FROM DISTRICT PERSONNEL PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 932 AND SUBSEQUENTLY FORFEITED, WILL BE DEPOSITED INTO THE CITY'S LAW ENFORCEMENT TRUST FUND ESTABLISHED BY THE CITY.

THE FUNDS SHALL BE AND ALWAYS REMAIN IN THE OWNERSHIP OF THE CITY AND BSO SHALL NOT HAVE ANY RIGHT TO OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL SUCH FUNDS EXCEPT AS THE CUSTODY OF FEDERAL ASSETS, SHARING FUNDS, SO IT SOUNDS TO ME LIKE THE CITY OWNS THE FUNDS AND NOT BSO.

AM I READING THAT WRONG? AND I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S FOR YOU CITY ATTORNEY.

MAYOR MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE FUND, WHICH IS CONTROLLED ESSENTIALLY BY STATE STATUTE AS YOU KNOW FORFEITURE FUND, ET CETERA, THOSE ARE FOR THE USE AND BENEFIT OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

THOSE ARE ISOLATED WITHIN THE BOX.

SO ANY FUNDS ARE THEY CAN'T LEAVE THAT BOX UNLESS THE COMMISSION OPENS THE DOOR.

AND I DON'T THINK THAT'S EVER BEEN DONE.

BUT IN THE CONTEXT OF THE EXPENDITURE, MY UNDERSTANDING FOR THE YEARS I'VE BEEN IN THIS CHAIR, IT DOES REQUIRE COMMISSION CONSENT AND APPROVAL, AS THE CAPTAIN APTLY MENTIONED.

OK, SO THE CITY OWNS THOSE FUNDS AND DIRECTS THE USE OF THE FUNDS.

YES, LEGALLY THAT'S HOW IT WORKS.

OPERATION. I'M ASSUMING THAT THE OPERATIONS THAT WORKS THE SAME WAY AS THE LEGAL SIDE.

OK, SO WE COULD CREATE A COMMUNITY PROGRAM FOR KIDS OR RETURNING FELONS OR WHATEVER WITHIN THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

SO LONG AS THE ALLOCATION AND DESTINATION OF FUNDS MEETS THE STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS.

AND IT'S BASICALLY FORFEITURE MONEY.

SO THE END RESULT IS WITHIN THAT FRAMEWORK THAT IS LEGALLY POSSIBLE.

SO THIS FIVE HUNDRED SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS, I GUESS, HAS THIS BEEN BUILT OVER TIME, MICHAEL. AND FOR HOW MANY YEARS? YEAH, IT'S A FUND THAT IF PAID INTO AND PAID OUT ON AN ANNUAL BASIS.

IT'S NOT LIKE A RESERVE, BUT I MEAN, IT'S THERE'S A FUND THERE FOR THE TRUST FUND MONEY AND EXPENDITURES ARE MADE FROM THAT FUND.

DEPOSITS ARE MADE INTO THAT FUND.

IT JUST DEPENDS ON WHAT, YOU KNOW, WHAT COMES FORWARD AS FAR AS PROGRAM.

AND I'M AT A LOSS ACTUALLY RIGHT NOW AS TO WHAT SOME OF THE THINGS ARE THAT WE USED THAT MONEY FOR IN THE PAST.

BUT THERE ARE, AS THE CITY ATTORNEY SAID, STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS ABOUT WHAT IT CAN AND CANNOT BE USED FOR.

AND I'M NOT OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD RECALLING WHAT THOSE ARE WHAT WE USED THE MONEY FOR.

BUT YOU ARE ABLE TO USE THOSE FUNDS FOR CERTAIN THINGS, I WANT TO SAY WE'VE MADE SOME IMPROVEMENTS TO THE BUILDING, MAYBE FOR SOME GYM EQUIPMENT.

I DON'T KNOW. WE WILL HAVE TO LOOK INTO THAT.

GIVEN THE NATURE OF NONRECURRING, MR. CERNECH, IS THAT CORRECT? BASICALLY IT'S NOT A BUDGETED ITEM PER SE.

IT'S JUST THAT'S WHAT THE ACCOUNT BALANCE IS, IT IS BUILT OVER TIME I THINK WAS YOUR QUESTION. RIGHT.

RIGHT. YEAH. IT'S, JUST IT SITS THERE, IT'S ALWAYS THERE.

IT DOESN'T GO AWAY. IT DOES GET PAID INTO AND PAID OUT OF.

OK. DO YOU HAVE AN ANSWER TO THE CONTRACT HISTORY? YEAH, AS FAR AS THE CONTRACT HISTORY IS CONCERNED, I JUST NEEDED TO PULL UP THE CHART THAT

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YOU WERE REFERRING TO AND THERE ARE SO THE WAY THE WAY THE CONTRACT WORKS IS THAT THERE ARE PROPOSED INCREASES IN THE CONTRACT COST.

AND THEN THERE ARE THE ACTUAL CONTRACT COST THEMSELVES.

AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE PROPOSED CONTRACT COSTS VERSUS THE ACTUAL AMOUNT PAID, YOU'LL SEE THE ACTUAL AMOUNT PAID ALL FALL WITHIN THE ZERO TO FIVE PERCENT CAP IN THE AGREEMENT, EXCEPT FOR, I THINK, FISCAL YEAR TWENTY NINETEEN.

AND THE REASON WHY WE WERE ABOVE THAT IN FISCAL YEAR NINETEEN WAS BECAUSE DURING THAT FISCAL YEAR WE HAD TO ADD I THINK AT LEAST ONE SRO ADDING SRO TO THE CONTRACT, IT TOOK US OVER THAT. BUT THAT WAS A COMMISSION APPROVED ITEM.

OK, AND FOR WHAT I SEE IN THE CONTRACT, WE GET REIMBURSED FOR EXPENSES RELATED TO SRO EXPENSES FROM THE SCHOOL BOARD OR FROM BROWARD COUNTY GOVERNMENT.

WE DO. WE GET PAID A PORTION EVERY YEAR.

I DON'T REMEMBER.

IT'S CHANGED BECAUSE THE STATE ACTUALLY PROVIDED SOME ADDITIONAL FUNDING.

BUT I WANT TO SAY WE GET SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 40 AND 50 THOUSAND DOLLARS PER S.R.O.

FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.

NOW, YOU KNOW, THE DEPUTY COSTS US SIGNIFICANTLY MORE THAN THAT.

THAT'S ALWAYS BEEN PART OF THE ARGUMENT ABOUT SRO'S AND THE EQUITY OF SRO'S DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF SCHOOLS THAT YOU HAVE IN YOUR COMMUNITY.

BUT, YEAH, WE KNEW THERE WAS A FUNDING FORMULA THAT PROVIDES SOME REIMBURSEMENT FOR SRO'S. OK, I THINK THAT ANSWERS ALL OF MY QUESTIONS.

WE GOT A LOT OF DATA IN THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS? SO I'VE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GO THROUGH EVERYTHING, BUT THAT CONCLUDES MY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

THANK YOU, COLONEL AND CAPTAIN.

I'D FIRST LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH.

YOU KNOW, I THINK GOOD OR BAD EVERYTHING STARTS AT THE TOP AND HEARING YOU ALL TODAY GIVES ME GREAT ENCOURAGEMENT.

WE ARE NOT SWEEPING THINGS UNDER THE RUG.

ARE THERE ISSUES THAT NEED TO BE DEALT WITH.

YES, WE ARE.

AND WE'RE DEALING WITH THEM.

AND I APPRECIATE THAT A GREAT DEAL.

AS I MENTIONED IN OUR LAST MEETING, CAPTAIN, TALKING TO OUR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS AND TALKING TO THE CUSTOMERS THAT WERE IN THERE.

I SEE WITH COVID THE THINGS THAT DRASTICALLY CHANGED AND MORE AND MORE THAT WOULD BE ENCOURAGED. AND I KNOW THAT'S WHERE YOU'RE GOING WITH THIS.

I WAS VERY SPOILED GROWING UP DOWN HERE.

WE KNEW EVERY OFFICER IN OUR COMMUNITY AND THEY KNEW US.

AND SO IF WE WERE SOMEWHERE WE SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN THEY WERE GOING TO CALL US BY NAME GRABS AND LITERALLY TAKE US HOME.

SO I UNDERSTAND WE'RE A LARGE COMMUNITY, BUT I WOULD LOVE TO SEE MORE AND MORE OF THAT.

AND I SEE WE ARE ON THAT PATH AND I THINK THAT'S GREAT.

COMMISSIONER GELIN CERTAINLY ANSWERED A FEW OF THE THINGS THAT I WAS GOING, TO ASK.

OUR COMMUNITY SERVICE AIDES.

CAPTAIN WHEN WE ARE ABLE TO GET OUR COP'S BACK ON THE ROAD, CAN THEY TAKE OVER SOME OF THOSE DUTIES WHICH ALLOW YOUR SERVICE AIDES TO POSSIBLY TO DO OTHER THINGS THAT WOULD BE MORE PROFITABLE FOR THE COMMUNITY? PROBABLY NOT.

THAT'S NOT THE ANSWER YOU'RE LOOKING FOR. NO I'M LOOKING FOR THE ANSWER. YEAH, THE REPORTS HAVE TO BE TRAINED . I CAN'T WAIT TO GET NOW BUT LETTING BOB AND HIS TEAM BUILD UP AND RAMP UP TO OTHER AREAS LIKE SPECIAL EVENTS.

I'D LOVE TO DO THAT AND FLEET SERVICES, WHICH THEY DESERVE.

THEY NEED IT.

TELL ME POLICE EDUCATION AND ENGAGEMENT.

WHAT WILL WE BE DOING AND HOW WILL WE BE REACHING OUT TO THE COMMUNITY.

I'M SORRY I MISSED THAT QUESTION.

PUBLIC EDUCATION AND ENGAGEMENT, ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY AND EDUCATION, PUBLIC EDUCATION.

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I'LL JUMP IN REAL QUICK FOR COLONEL.

THEY GO OUT TO A LOT OF EVENTS. THE PROBLEM IS WE DON'T HAVE ONE FOR SPECIFIC SECTION OF EDUCATION SO THAT RIGHT NOW WE'RE DEALING WITH ELDERLY SCAMS AND GETTING THAT EDUCATION OUT TO SOME OF OUR ELDERLY COMMUNITY, WHICH I THINK IS REALLY IMPORTANT.

MOST OF US SOMETIMES.

AND WE FEEL VERY WE'RE DOING IT'S VERY FLUID.

SO TODAY'S EVENT IS NOT GOING TO BE TOMORROWS EVENT. BUT WE NEED TO TRY TO STAY ONE STEP AHEAD OF IT. SO AS THESE COME OUT.

WE HAVE A REALLY PRESENTABLE FORMATS FOR THESE COMMUNITIES.

SO AS WE OPEN BACK UP TO OUR MEETINGS, YOU'RE GOING TO START SEEING SOME NEW PEOPLE WITH NEW TOPICS. BUT LIKE ANYTHING ELSE, WE NEED COMMUNICATION.

SO IF YOU SEE A TOPIC THAT WE NEED TO ADDRESS AND I KNOW COMMISSIONER FISHMAN HAS A FEW TIMES NOW SOME OF HER TOPICS HER.

SO WE NEED IF YOU SENT SOMETHING TO YOUR COMMUNITY THAT WE CAN COME OUT WITH TEAM DOWN TOWN FOR IT.

I SEE. I'M HOPING WHEN THINGS OPEN UP AND ONCE AGAIN WE CAN GO OUT TO OUR HOA MEETINGS AND HAVE AN OFFICER WITH US.

YOU KNOW THE RESIDENTS ALWAYS HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS, BUT THEY LIKE MEETING LIKE KNOWING WHO'S PROTECTING THEM. I THINK IT BECOMES PERSONAL.

AND THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT.

AND WHAT I'VE HEARD TODAY I'VE HEARD TRANSPARENCY.

WHICH I LIKE VERY MUCH AND I'VE HEARD ENGAGING AND REACHING OUT, SO I CAN'T THANK YOU BOTH ENOUGH FOR GIVING US YOUR TIME AND, YOU KNOW, KEEP EVERYBODY SAFE AND HOPEFULLY WE WILL GET BACK TO OUR THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

THANK YOU. I JUST HAVE A COUPLE OF GENERAL QUESTIONS ABOUT THE AGENCY . COMMISSIONER GELIN WAS VERY THOROUGH IN THE CONTRACT ITSELF.

WE TALKED ABOUT EDUCATION OF OFFICERS AND TRAINING OF OFFICERS, AND I'D LIKE A BETTER PICTURE OF AFTER THE POLICE ACADEMY WHAT TYPE OF TRAINING IS REQUIRED? ONGOING AND OPTIONAL FOR AN OFFICER AND HOW DOES EDUCATION AND TRAINING PLAY AS THEY GO UP THE RANKS? I CAN ANSWER THAT.

I TELL YOU THERE ARE STATUTORY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS AND THEN WE HAVE AGENCY STANDARD REQUIREMENTS.

AND STATUTORILY, THEY HAVE TO WE HAVE TO TAKE MANDATORY TRAINING EVERY YEAR TO BE CERTIFIED. AND BECAUSE THESE THINGS CHANGE PERIODICALLY.

SO THAT'S MANDATED OR ELSE IT AFFECTS YOUR CERTIFICATION.

SO THAT MANDATORY TRAINING THROUGH THE STATE IS DONE EVERY YEAR.

THEN WITHIN OUR AGENCY, OUR TRAINING DIVISION HAS INCREASED UNDER THIS NEW ADMINISTRATION FROM APPROXIMATELY EIGHT EMPLOYEES TO WE HAVE TWENTY FIVE INSTRUCTORS IN OUR TRAINING DIVISION NOW.

SHERIFF TONY TAKES TRAINING VERY SERIOUSLY.

SO WE IMPLEMENTED A WHOLE NOTHER LEVEL OF MANDATED TRAINING WITHIN OUR AGENCY ON TOP OF THE STATE MANDATED TRAINING.

SO ONE THING AND JEFF CAN ATTEST TO THIS, IT'S A JUGGLE FOR THE COMMANDS, BECAUSE OUR GUYS ARE CONSTANTLY IN TRAINING.

WE ARE CONSTANTLY TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE ADEQUATE PERSONNEL STAFFING THE ROAD.

BUT THE TRAINING IS PARAMOUNT IN THE EYES OF THE SHERIFF, AND IT TURNS OVER INTO THE IMPORTANCE OF MAKING SURE THAT OUR DEPUTIES KEEP UP TO DATE WITH CHANGES IN THE COMMUNITY, BECAUSE OVER THE YEARS THINGS HAVE CHANGED AND NECESSITIES ARE

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DIFFERENT. JUST LIKE I TALKED ABOUT THE MENTAL HEALTH ASPECT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT YEARS AGO, WE NEVER HAD TO WORRY ABOUT THAT.

NOW IT'S A PRIORITY FOR OUR TROOPS.

WE DON'T KNOW FROM CALL TO CALL WHAT TYPE OF INDIVIDUAL THAT'S HAVING A MENTAL BREAKDOWN THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE DEALING WITH.

SO HAVING TRAINING IN THAT IS VERY, VERY IMPORTANT.

SO WE TAKE IT VERY SERIOUSLY TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT, TO WRAP IT UP, TRAINING IS PARAMOUNT IN THE EYES OF THE SHERIFF AND IT GOES FROM THE TOP TO THE BOTTOM AND NOT JUST PATROL, BUT ALL OF OUR EMPLOYEES.

THANK YOU. WHAT ABOUT THE ADDITIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS NEEDED TO GET SAY INTO COMMAND POSITIONS? WELL, I KNOW THAT THE GUIDELINES ARE A BIT STRINGENT IN BSO.

YEAH, FOR PROMOTION, PER SAY YOU DON'T NECESSARILY HAVE TO HAVE ADVANCE EDUCATION.

HOWEVER, YOU GET ADDITIONAL POINTS IN THE PROCESS FOR HAVING ADVANCE EDUCATION.

ALSO, THE SHERIFF HE'S PROMOTING ADVANCED EDUCATION FOR ALL OF OUR EMPLOYEES.

THERE ARE PROGRAMS IN PLACE AND THERE ARE GRANTS IN PLACE THAT ALLOW FOR EMPLOYEES TO TAKE ONLINE COURSES.

THERE'S TRAINING COURSES AROUND THE COUNTRY THAT WE ALLOW OUR EMPLOYEES TO APPLY FOR.

THERE'S TONS OF WAYS THAT IF YOU WANT TO COMPLETE YOUR EDUCATION, WHETHER IS THE ASSOCIATES DEGREE, THE BACHELOR'S DEGREE, THE MASTER'S DEGREE, EVEN PH.D., THERE'S PROGRAMS IN PLACE HERE AT THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE THAT WILL ALLOW YOU AND ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO SO. AND LIKE I SAID, THE SHERIFF IS A PROPONENT OF IT.

WE JUST HAD A MEETING LAST WEEK WHEN HE TALKED ABOUT SEVERAL UNIVERSITIES AROUND THE STATE OF FLORIDA THAT WANT TO PARTNERSHIP WITH US TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO FURTHER THEIR EDUCATION. AND THAT'S COMING DOWN THE PIKE.

WE'VE ALREADY HAD SOME IN PLACE, BUT WE'RE GOING TO INCREASE THAT IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

I WOULD SUGGEST ST.

THOMAS AS ONE OF THOSE CHOICES.

THEY HAVE A GREAT COHORT PROGRAM FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICE.

THAT WAS MENTIONED THAT WAS MENTIONED IN OUR MEETING LAST WEEK.

TALK TO US ABOUT SOME OF THE THE ISSUES WITH HIRING? I KNOW YOU TALKED ABOUT THE INCREASE IN RECRUITMENTS.

YES. ONCE YOU START THAT RECRUITMENT PROCESS OF AN INDIVIDUAL.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE UNTIL THEY'RE ACTUALLY A SWORN OFFICER FOR BROWARD COUNTY AND ON THE STREET? WELL, I THINK I THINK IT VARIES.

IF YOU'RE A SWORN OFFICER THAT'S SWITCHING OVER TO OUR AGENCY, IT'S A MUCH SHORTER PROCESS THAN SOMEONE THAT IS STARTING WITH NO LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPERIENCE AT ALL.

I CAN TELL YOU IT CAN RANGE FROM FOUR MONTHS TO NINE MONTHS.

IT ALL DEPENDS.

IT DEPENDS ON HOW MANY JOBS HAVE YOU HAD, HOW MANY DIFFERENT PLACES HAVE YOU LIVED, ETC..

IT GOES ON AND ON BECAUSE WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE GETTING GOOD QUALITY CANDIDATES THAT CAN DO THE JOB AND MEET THE REQUIREMENTS THAT WE HAVE.

YOU KNOW, HERE IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE STANDARDS ARE A LOT HIGHER THAN THEY ARE IN A PLACE LIKE NEBRASKA.

SO THEREFORE WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY HAVE THE QUALIFICATIONS.

MAJOR DUNBAR IS THE HEAD OF OUR H.R.

AND HE'S PUT A LOT OF NEW PROTOCOLS IN PLACE TO SOMEWHAT STREAMLINE BECAUSE IT USED TO TAKE MUCH LONGER.

I THINK WHEN I GOT HIRED TWENTY THREE YEARS AGO, IT TOOK ME ALMOST A YEAR TO GET HIRED.

AND I CAME FROM TOOK ME A LONG TIME.

BUT NOW WE'VE SHORTEN THAT PROCESS, BUT WE'RE STILL MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE MEET THOSE STANDARDS THAT ARE IN PLACE.

QUESTION FOR CAPTAIN CIRMINIELLO.

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AND I UNDERSTAND THE NEED TO GET IT FILLED QUICKLY, BUT I ALSO UNDERSTAND THE NEED TO GET IT FILLED WITH THE RIGHT PERSON.

HOW MUCH FLEXIBILITY DOES THE CAPTAIN HAVE IN GETTING THOSE POSITIONS FILLED AND ENSURING THAT IT'S THE RIGHT FIT FOR TAMARAC AS OPPOSED TO JUST FILLING THE POSITION? BUT I'LL TELL YOU, TO MY EXPERIENCE, I'M VERY SELECTIVE WHO WE WANT HERE. AND YOU WANT TO BUILD YOUR TEAM. AND SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE, I HAVE NOT BEEN TOLD NO ONE TIME FROM DOWN TOWN COLONEL HOLMES MAJOR RUSSO, THEY REALIZE WHAT WE'RE DOING HERE.

AND I LIKE GOING SO WELL THE DEPUTIES WE HAVE HERE ARE PHENOMENAL.

AND I WAS REALLY LUCKY TO COME HERE, BUT WE WANT TO KEEP THAT GOING.

AND WE HAVE A VERY CLEAR DIRECTION WHERE WE ARE GOING WITH THIS.

I HAVE SELECTED WHO I WORKED WITH HIM IN 2004 THIS MAN. AND I REQUESTED HIM AND AND I GOT HIM. AND I'M VERY PROUD OF HIM.

THAT'S THE ONE THAT PROTECTS YOU AND HE IS SUCH A COMPASSIONATE AND LEVELHEADED MAN WHO HAS TO DEAL WITH HIGH LIABILITY ISSUES. I WANTED HIM.

I GOT HIM. AND I CAN GO DOWN A LIST OF SEVERAL OF THE DEPUTIES AND THERE ARE ALL TYPES OF DEPUTIES HERE THAT NEEDED TO FIND A BETTER PLACE BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T REALIZE THE DIRECTION THAT AND IF THERE IS AN ISSUE MY PHONE RINGS WE HANDLE IT IMMEDIATELY.

WE KNOW ONE THING I TELL YA IS CONVERSELY IS DAY AND THERE'S NOT GOING TO BE KNEE JERK REACTIONS FROM MY OFFICE EITHER THOUGH.

SO THAT'S SOMETHING IS WE ENCOURAGE JUST THE COMMUNITY. AND THEY HAVE TO SEE WE HAVE THE SAME PHILOSOPHY OF HOW WE'RE HANDLING THIS.

AND AND SHE KNOWS AS WELL AS I DO, WHEN I NEED SOMETHING I GET IT.

COLONEL HOLMES I'VE KNOWN HIM FOR OVER 20 YEARS.

HE'S NEVER NOT ANSWERED THE PHONE FOR ME.

SO I'M GOING TO TELL YA MY JOB'S EASY IN THE FACT THAT ALL I HAVE TO DO IS PICK UP THIS PHONE AND I HAVE SUPPORT IMMEDIATELY AND YOU SHOULD FEEL COMFORTABLE IF I CAN ADD TO THAT.

I TELL YOU, I DO A LOT OF THE ASSIGNMENTS AND THE TRANSFERS AND I HAVE THE UTMOST CONFIDENCE AND FAITH IN CAPTAIN CIRMINIELLO.

IF I'M ASSIGNING A DEPUTY TO HIM AND HE THINKS THAT IT'S NOT A GOOD FIT, HE'LL PICK UP THE PHONE AND SAY, COLONEL, I KNOW YOU ASSIGNED SUCH AND SUCH TO MY DISTRICT HOWEVER, THEY'VE HAD SOME ISSUES IN THE CITY OR, YOU KNOW, THEIR EX-WIFE LIVES IN THE CITY.

NO PROBLEM AT NO PROBLEM AT ALL OR IF HE HAS A DESIRE FOR A SPECIFIC LIKE THE HE'S WHAT WE NEED IN OUR CITY.

HE WILL DO EXTREMELY WELL THERE.

HERE THERE'S NO ISSUES, NO CONCERNS.

LIKE I SAID, I HAVE THE UTMOST FAITH IN CAPTAIN CIRMINIELLO TO MAKE SURE THAT THE STAFFING IS UP TO PAR OR EXCEEDS WHAT'S EXPECTED FROM US.

THANK YOU. WITH REGARD TO THE STAFFING LEVELS.

I KNOW THAT OUR CONTRACT OR THE CONTRACT THAT WE ARE LOOKING AT CALLS FOR A SPECIFIC AMOUNT OF SWORN OFFICERS.

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE EVENT THAT SOMETHING IS GOING ON IN OUR CITY WHERE WE NEED ADDITIONAL OFFICERS FOR A LENGTH OF TIME? SO IF YOU CAN GIVE ME AN EXAMPLE WHAT YOU MEAN BY LENGTH OF TIME DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS WITH THAT.

SIX MONTHS TO A YEAR.

THERE'S AN ONGOING ISSUE THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED.

ALL RIGHT SO PERSONNEL RETAINING PERSONNEL, GETTING RESOURCES IS NOT AN ISSUE ONLY BECAUSE WE HAVE SUCH A POOL.

AT THAT POINT I AGREE WE NEED SOMETHING PERMANENTLY.

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AND THAT'S THE CONVERSATION I HAD WITH THE CITY MANAGER NEEDING TO ADDRESS ANOTHER BUT FOR SPECIFIC PROJECTS.

I'VE GOT PLENTY OF RESOURCES.

SO A DAY TO A COUPLE OF DAYS.

AND I HAVE WAY TOO MANY PEOPLE SOMETHING ONGOING I THINK WHAT YOU MIGHT BE RELATING THAT TO IS MAYBE A COMMUNITY CONCERN WHERE THEY NEEDED X AMOUNT OF HIGH VISIBILITY IT'S SOMETHING WE DO ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS.

BUT I TELL YOU I'M VERY COMFORTABLE WITH THE STAFFING THAT THE CITY MANAGER PROVIDED FOR US. SO SOMETHING SUPERSEDES, IT I DO I'VE BEEN WITH THE AGENCY OVER 21 YEARS I'VE NEVER SEEN AN ISSUE WHERE WE DIDN'T HAVE A TALENT POOL TO PULL FROM.

AND KEEP IN MIND, WE HAVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH NORTH LAUDERDALE CORAL SPRINGS SUNRISE.

I MEET WITH WITH WE DO HAVE A GOOD SHARED RESOURCE POOL JUST A CURIOSITY QUESTION, WHY ARE WE HANDLING THE SPECIAL DETAILS SEPARATE FROM THE ACTUAL CONTRACT IS THAT BECAUSE THE SPECIAL DETAIL WOULD BE OVERTIME AND IS CALCULATED DIFFERENTLY. CITY MANAGER, CITY ATTORNEY.

MADAM MAYOR. THE SPECIAL DETAILS ARE HELD ARE HANDLED SEPARATELY BECAUSE THEY ARE CONTRACTED SERVICE WITH PARKS AND RECREATION.

THAT'S ALL JUST FOR FINANCIAL PURPOSES.

THEY'RE CALLED OUT SEPARATELY.

IT'S A SPECIFIC FUNCTION THAT'S UTILIZED BY PARKS, AND IT'S YOU KNOW, A NOT TO EXCEED AMOUNT IN THIS CASE IS SEVENTY SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR.

THANK YOU. AND I DON'T KNOW THE EXACT NUMBER OF TAMARAC BSO OFFICERS LIVING IN OUR CITY, BUT I CAN TELL YOU, HAVING BEEN IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS A LOT LATELY, THAT WE HAVE NOT ONLY BSO OFFICERS, BUT OFFICERS FROM OTHER CITIES, WITH THEIR TAKE HOME CARS IN OUR CITY.

AND I LOVE SEEING THAT PRESENCE IN OUR CITY.

AND WITH THAT, I THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, VICE MAYOR.

I GUESS THAT I WILL NEVER ASK QUESTIONS LAST BECAUSE ALL THE QUESTIONS ARE ASKED BY OTHER PEOPLE. SO NEXT TIME I'LL STEAL COMMISSIONER GELIN'S THUNDER AND ASK QUESTIONS AS THE VICE MAYOR FIRST. MY EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF QUESTIONS ARE DONE, BUT THERE IS MAYBE FIVE QUESTIONS THAT I NEED CLARIFICATIONS ON OR PERHAPS HAVE NOT YET BEEN ADDRESSED.

BUT FIRST, I WANT TO THANK YOU, GENTLEMEN, FOR COMING TO OUR CITY AND OF COURSE, PROVIDING THIS INFORMATION TO US.

CAPTAIN YOU ARE NO STRANGER.

I MUST SAY NO SHADE TO CAPTAIN GLASSMAN'S THAT YOU ARE DOWNRIGHT THE BEST CAPTAIN I'VE HAD.

AND I DON'T GIVE COMPLIMENTS QUITE OFTEN.

THE CITY MANAGER KNOWS THAT VERY WELL.

AND I GIVE YOU COMPLIMENTS BECAUSE YOU ARE TRULY A PEOPLE'S PERSON, A YOU'RE ALWAYS THERE WHEN I HAVE A QUESTION AND IF I NEED YOU RIGHT AWAY, YOU ANSWER THE PHONE. AND SO I REALLY, REALLY APPRECIATE YOU.

AND I THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP.

AND I APPRECIATE YOU HERE IN TAMARAC.

THANK YOU SIR.

OKAY. ALL RIGHT.

SO I WANT TO ASK FIRST, THE CONTRACT WHEN COMPARED TO OTHER CITIES? FOR EXAMPLE, SECTION 2 SUBSECTION I TALKS ABOUT TRANSFER OF WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO TRANSFER ANY EMPLOYEE OUT OF THE DISTRICT.

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THE CITY MANAGER SHALL BE KEPT INFORMED OF ALL TRANSFERS WITHIN FIVE CALENDAR DAYS.

WOULD THIS BE SIMILAR TO OTHER CONTRACTS, THE LANGUAGE IN OTHER CONTRACTS WITH OTHER CITIES IS THAT HOW OTHER CITIES HAVE THIS? YES. YES, THAT'S THAT'S PRETTY STANDARD.

THAT'S STANDARD IN ALL OUR CONTRACTS.

THE CITY MANAGER.

WE CONSULT THE CITY MANAGER, THE CAPTAIN DOES TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE ON THE SAME PAGE AS TO THOSE THAT NEED TO BE TRANSFERRED OUT OR TRANSFERRED IN.

OK. AND THEN WE TALKED SOMEWHAT ABOUT THE TRANSITION PERIOD.

BUT I JUST WANT TO TOUCH ON THAT JUST A LITTLE BIT DURING THE TRANSITION PERIOD SEEMS LIKE IT WORKS BOTH WAYS ACCORDING TO SECTION 15, SUBSECTION A.

SAYS THAT EITHER AGREEMENT WITH OR WITHOUT CAUSE AT ANY TIME SUBSECTION C WITH SO, AGAIN, THIS QUESTION IS MORE FOR THE CITY MANAGER.

IT'S MY IS THIS KIND OF IS THIS ENOUGH TIME TIME TO TRANSITION, LET'S SAY THAT CITY OF TAMARAC.

WILL THIS BE ENOUGH TIME TO THEN FIND POLICE SERVICE ON, YOU KNOW, HOW THE TRANSITION PERIOD WOULD HAPPEN.

AND, OF COURSE, DEPARTMENT. THAT SORT OF STUFF.

I GET IT. BUT IF IT'S STILL ENOUGH TIME IF THEY CANCEL THE AGREEMENT OR WE CANCEL OUR AGREEMENT TO THEN GO START START A NEW POLICE DEPARTMENT.

SO, YEAH, WE BELIEVE THAT IT WOULD BE VICE MAYOR.

OK. AND I LIKE THAT. OK.

ALL RIGHT. AND THAT AND THAT QUESTION IS BY NO MEANS ALLUDING THAT WE WOULD CHANGE AND I THINK COMMISSIONER GELIN IS VERY VOCAL ON THAT, THAT HE WOULD LOVE THAT.

BUT IT'S NOT NECESSARILY MY OPINION.

I ACTUALLY PREFER OF DEFUNDING THE POLICE.

I THINK THAT HAS BEEN USED LOOSELY FOR THE PAST COUPLE OF MONTHS DEFUNDING SOMETIMES MEANS REALLOCATION OF FUNDS.

WE ARE LIVING IN SENIOR CITIZENS, SENIOR COMMUNITY STILL.

WE DO HAVE WORKING FAMILIES.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, I HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR RESIDENTS ARE KEPT SAFE AND BSO HAS BEEN PROVIDING THAT FOR ME.

THERE ARE SOME PROBLEM AREAS.

WHICH BRINGS ME TO MY NEXT POINT.

THE CAPTAIN MAY STILL KNOW THAT I DON'T LIKE THE ZONES AND HOW THEY'RE SET UP.

I DON'T THINK ENOUGH OFFICERS PATROL THE ZONES.

AND IF THEY DO, I THINK BECAUSE OF HOW THOSE ZONES ARE SET UP NINE ZONES, LET'S SAY THAT TWO DEPUTIES AT ANY GIVEN TIME IN A ZONE ARE STILL COMPLAINING, ESPECIALLY OUT EAST, THAT WHEN THEY CALL THE POLICE, THEY DON'T COME OR THEY DON'T COME FAST ENOUGH.

OTHER PARTS OF THE CITY ARE COMPLAINING THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT THERE ARE TOO MANY CAR BREAK INS. AND MY SAYING IS, IF THERE IS A PROBLEM IN A CERTAIN AREA, IN A CERTAIN ZONE, DEPLOY MOST OF YOUR RESOURCES IN THAT ZONE SO THAT, YOU KNOW, YOU CAN CURB THE ISSUE.

YOU KNOW, DON'T CONTINUE TO HAVE ONE OR TWO DEPUTIES IN THAT ZONE AND NOT AND JUST

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TURNING A BLIND EYE TO THE ISSUE.

I KNOW YOUR RESPONSE, CAPTAIN.

SO I WON'T EVEN PRESS ON YOU TO RESPOND, BECAUSE THERE HAVE BEEN TIMES WHEN, FOR INSTANCE, WE'VE HAD SOME CAR BREAK INS IN CENTRAL PARK IN GRACIOUS TO SEND MORE HELP IN THAT ZONE.

BUT I JUST THINK THAT THAT IS A GOOD THING THAT WE CAN WORK ON.

AND I WISH THAT THIS WHOLE ZONE NINE ZONE THING WOULD GO AWAY AND WE KIND OF RESTRUCTURE THAT. THAT'S MY MORNING RANT.

SO I FORGET NAME ALREADY.

BUT HE HE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND, CAPTAIN.

BUT YOU DO.

COLONEL HOLMES.

CONVERSATION WITH COMMISSIONER GELIN.

NOW, HOW DOES THE INSURANCE BSO CARRIES BENCHMARK WITH OTHER CITIES THAT HAVE THEIR OWN POLICE DEPARTMENT? I'M NOT UNDERSTANDING THE QUESTION.

OK, SO BSO SECTION 13, BSO HAS INSURANCE, GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE, LAW ENFORCEMENT LIABILITY, ONE MILLION DOLLARS FOR CURRENT, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH.

IS THAT STANDARD FOR POLICE DEPARTMENTS, WHETHER THEY'RE BSO OR NOT.

BSO, WE ARE SELF-INSURED.

SO WE HAVE OUR OWN FOR THE CONTRACT CITIES THAT WE DEAL WITH.

A NON CONTRACT CITY WOULD HAVE THEIR OWN INSURANCE, JUST LIKE WE AT BSO HAVE OUR OWN INSURANCE. BUT OUR INSURANCE COVERS ALL OUR CONTRACT CITIES.

OK, SO HAVE THERE BEEN A TIME WHERE THIS CONTRACT, THIS INSURANCE AMOUNT WAS NOT ENOUGH? I CAN'T.

I CAN'T ANSWER THAT. I MEAN, WITH BEN CRUMP BEING VERY ACTIVE IT MAY NOT BE ENOUGH.

HE WINS CASES.

BEWARE.

YEAH. AND THAT'S THE SCARY THING ABOUT AGENCIES.

YOU KNOW, THERE ARE SOME AGENCIES THAT ARE ON EDGE AND ONE LAWSUIT AWAY OF GOING BANKRUPT, THERE'S A LOT OF AGENCIES ACROSS THE NATION THAT ARE DEALING WITH THAT, WITH BEING SELF INSURED, YOU'RE KIND OF PROTECTED.

I CAN TELL YOU THAT, YOU KNOW, IT'S BEEN THAT WAY.

AND THE CITY ATTORNEY CAN ATTEST TO THIS.

WHEN I WAS THE CHIEF IN AND WE STRESSED THAT TO THE CITY MANAGER, THE BENEFIT OF BEING A BSO IS WILL TAKE ON THAT ASPECT OF IT. AND IT WAS IT WAS HUGE, IT WAS HUGE.

SO IT'S PRETTY INTERESTING YOU SAID BECAUSE I WAS SPEAKING WITH SOMEONE RECENTLY AND I WAS TELLING THEM THAT, YOU KNOW, WITH ALL THAT'S GOING ON ACROSS THE NATION, THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF LITIGATION AND THE CITY HAS GOT TO BE VERY, VERY CAREFUL BECAUSE I KNOW THE CITY OF AND WHO KNOWS HOW MANY OTHER CASES THERE ARE.

THAT'S ONLY ONE THAT WE ARE AWARE OF.

SO THOSE ARE THINGS TO THINK ABOUT.

AND HOW DO YOU ENSURE DIVERSITY AS A PART OF YOUR HIRING PRACTICES AT BSO AND WHEN ASSIGNING DEPUTIES TO THE CITY OF TAMARAC? I CAN TELL YOU THIS, AND I SAID THIS EARLIER, OUR HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT, UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF OUR MAJOR ANDREW DUNBAR, HAS HAS IMPROVED TREMENDOUSLY.

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I CAN TELL YOU UNDER PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATIONS, THERE WASN'T IN MY EYES THERE WASN'T FAIR AND ADEQUATE PROCESSING.

I CAN TELL YOU THIS.

WHEN MAJOR DUNBAR TOOK CONTROL OF H.R., HE TOOK OWNERSHIP OF THE UNIT AND HE DEMANDED CHANGE. AND SINCE THEN, WE'VE NOTICED A BIG CHANGE.

I DO THE ASSIGNMENTS TO THE DISTRICT.

I LOOK AT THE MAKEUP OF EACH DISTRICT.

I TRY MY BEST TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE BALANCED IN MANY, MANY WAYS.

AND I COMMUNICATE WITH THE DISTRICT CAPTAIN TO MAKE SURE THAT I'M ASSIGNING THEM THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THE RIGHT REASON AND TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE BALANCED.

AND AND I CAN TELL YOU THIS.

IT STARTS AT THE TOP.

IT STARTS WITH OUR SHERIFF.

AND OUR SHERIFF HE'S VERY VOCAL ABOUT MAKING SURE THAT THIS AGENCY IS RUN FAIRLY.

AND THAT WE HAVE THE MAKEUP OF THE COMMUNITY THAT WE SERVE, AND I CAN TELL YOU THIS, I'VE NOTICED A DIFFERENCE.

LIKE I SAID, I'VE BEEN HERE FOR ALMOST 23 YEARS AND THE LAST 20 MONTHS, HUMONGOUS DIFFERENCE. ANYONE THAT YOU TALK TO WITHIN OUR AGENCY THAT WORKS IN OUR HR OR ANYWHERE NEAR OUR H.R. DEPARTMENT WILL TELL YOU THE SAME.

WE'VE IMPROVED TREMENDOUSLY.

AND IT STARTS AT THE TOP WITH THE SHERIFF BECAUSE HE PREACHES THAT.

AND AND IF WE DON'T FOLLOW SUIT, THEN WE WILL BE DEALT WITH ACCORDINGLY.

RIGHT. WE CERTAINLY APPRECIATE THE LEADERSHIP OF THE SHERIFF AND SEND MY REGARDS TO HIM.

HE AND I HAVE A UNIQUE RELATIONSHIP AND HE KNOWS THAT I LOVE HIM VERY MUCH.

LET ME GIVE YOU LET ME GIVE YOU A STORY.

WHEN I JUST GOT ELECTED HERE, I DIDN'T KNOW THE MAGNITUDE OF THE EFFECT THAT I HAD ON THE COMMUNITY.

I MET A EMPLOYEE AND THAT WAS MAYBE ABOUT MY FIRST MONTH IN.

AND THE EMPLOYEE CRIED AND GAVE ME A BIG HUG, LIKE A SQUEEZING HUG.

AND I'M LIKE, WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON? AND AFTER THE HUG AND THE CRYING, THE EMPLOYEES SAID TO ME, I'VE WORKED HERE THOUSANDS OF YEARS AND I'VE ALWAYS BEEN TO THE COMMUNITY CENTER AND LOOKED ON THE WALL AND WISHED THAT THERE WAS SOMEBODY THAT LOOKED LIKE ME.

AND FINALLY, THERE IS SOME CHANGE IN OUR CITY.

NOW, WE DON'T MAKE DECISIONS ON COLOR, BUT HUMAN VALUES AND EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE.

BUT DIVERSITY MATTERS.

AND WHEN I TALK ABOUT DIVERSITY, I DON'T JUST MEAN BLACK VERSUS WHITE I MEAN LGBTQ COMMUNITY AND PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES AND DIFFERENT WALKS OF LIFE.

WE NEED TO SEE THAT IN TAMARAC.

THIS BRINGS ME TO MY NEXT QUESTION.

THE SUMMARY PAGE BREAKS DOWN THE STAFFING STRUCTURE AND HAS ABOUT ONE HUNDRED AND ONE BODIES, SO TO SPEAK.

FROM DISTRICT CHIEFS ALL THE WAY DOWN TO CRIME ANALYSTS.

CAN YOU TELL ME THE THE BREAKDOWN OF THOSE PEOPLE? DO YOU HAVE THAT HANDY? HOW MANY HISPANICS, HOW MANY BLACKS, HOW MANY CAUCASIAN FOLKS AND THAT SORT OF STUFF? I DON'T HAVE THAT ON HAND RIGHT NOW.

WE CAN GET TO YOU FOR SURE.

IT. BUT YOU SAID THAT YOU DEAL WITH THE STAFFING OF TAMARAC THAT IT IS IMPORTANT TO THE SHERIFF.

SO, YOU KNOW, I WOULD HAVE EXPECTED THAT YOU WOULD HAVE THIS KIND OF INFORMATION.

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IF IT'S IMPORTANT TO YOU, YOU KNOW, YOU SHOULD HAVE HAD IT.

I HAVE 17 DISTRICTS, 17.

AND TAMARAC BEING THE BEST.

I HAVE 17.

AND TAMARAC IS AWESOME.

NUMBER ONE. RIGHT. I CAN'T TELL YOU THE EXACT NUMBERS OF ALL 17 DISTRICTS.

I JUST CAN'T DO IT. I MEAN, I CAN'T DO IT.

I CAN GET YOU THAT INFORMATION.

I WILL GET YOU THAT INFORMATION.

BUT I. I WORK CLOSELY WITH THE COMMANDS WHEN I'M DOING THE ASSIGNMENT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE WELL BALANCED. RIGHT TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITIES.

THAT'S WHAT WE DO. OK, HERE'S THE FOLLOW UP QUESTION.

YOU ALLUDED TO THE FACT THAT SINCE THE CAME ON AND IN HR AND HE'S MADE SOME CHANGES AND LOTS OF IMPROVEMENTS.

AND HE KNOWS THAT HE KNOWS THAT PREVIOUSLY WE FELL SHORT.

WOULD YOU SAY THEN THAT THE RESULTS OF THE FALLING SHORT REGIME STILL LINGERS IN TAMARAC BASED ON THE PEOPLE THAT WE HAVE? SINCE YOU HAVE TAKEN OVER THE MR. DUNBAR HAS TAKEN OVER.

SHERIFF TONY HAS TAKEN OVER.

HOW HAS THE STAFFING THOSE ASSIGNED TO TAMARAC CHANGED? HAS ANY OF THE 101 DEPUTIES OR STAFF MEMBERS CHANGED IN ANY WAY? SURE. AND START WITH THE CAPTAIN.

I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT THE CAPTAIN.

TALKING ABOUT THE REST OF THEM.

LET'S TALK ABOUT THE OTHER 100.

BUT WE'VE HAD SOME GREAT PEOPLE COME INTO THE DISTRICT.

WE'VE HAD SOME GREAT PEOPLE MOVE OUT OF THE DISTRICT.

IT'S A CONSTANT CHANGE.

AND LIKE I SAID EARLIER, WE'RE DEALING WITH 17 DISTRICTS.

WE HAVE SIXTEEN HUNDRED PATROL DEPUTIES.

YOU CAN'T KEEP TRACK OF EVERY SINGLE ONE.

HOWEVER, I CAN TELL YOU THIS AND CAPTAIN PROBABLY NOT THE BEST ONE OF THE BEST SERGEANTS IN AGENCY. AND I'VE HANDPICKED WITH CAPTAIN CIRMINIELLO WE HAD PICKED HIM TO GO TO TAMARAC.

THAT'S ONE EXAMPLE.

WHEN THE LIEUTENANT HE WAS HANDPICKED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAD A GOOD BALANCE.

YOU HAD A NEW LIEUTENANT THERE WITH A GREAT LAST NAME BY THE NAME OF ALEX HOLMES, WHO'S THERE. SHE'S WORKED FOR ME IN THE PAST.

WHEN I SAY SUPER TALENTED, YOU GUYS HAVE THE CREAM OF THE CROP.

THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT WE LOOK AT WHEN WE DO ASSIGNMENTS, WHEN WE DO TRANSFERS TO SEE WHO FITS WHERE. SOMETIMES WE MAY HAVE TO MOVE SOMEONE TEMPORARILY TO A LOCATION AND THEN TRANSFER THEM OUT. LIKE LIEUTENANT PHILLIPS, THE REASON WHY HE WAS THERE FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, BECAUSE WE WANTED TO PROMOTE HIM.

WE NEEDED SOMEONE OF HIS CALIBER IN ANOTHER DISTRICT TO MAKE US BETTER AS A WHOLE.

SO. I CAN TELL YOU THIS, WE HAVE A LOT OF TALENT THAT COMES TO TAMARAC.

THERE'S THE SKY'S THE LIMIT AND IT STARTS WITH THE CAPTAIN, THE CAPTAIN MAKES SURE THAT HIS TROOPS ARE TRAINED, THAT THEY DO A TREMENDOUS JOB, THAT THEY LEARN A LOT.

THE NEW CADETS THAT COME HERE, THEY LEARN A LOT.

THEY ADVANCE FAST.

THEY ARE EXPOSED TO A LOT AND.

WHEN A CITY LIKE TAMARAC IS WELL BETTER, AND I CAN TELL YOU CAPTAIN CIRMINIELLO HAS DONE A STELLAR JOB SINCE HE'S BEEN APPOINTED THE CAPTAIN THERE.

NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. AND LIKE I SAID EARLIER, DO I HAVE THE UTMOST CONFIDENCE IN HIM.

HE KNOWS THAT HE CAN CALL ME AT ANY TIME.

I CALL HIM FROM TIME TO TIME TO CHECK ON HIM TO SEE IF HE NEEDS ANYTHING.

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SO IT IS THE MAJOR AND THE LIEUTENANT COLONEL THE BEST DEPUTIES THERE.

SO WE TRY TO PROVIDE HIM WITH THE BEST.

I WAS JUST IT'S SOMETHING WE DO LOOK AT OUR DEMOGRAPHICS AND NOT TO GO INTO DETAIL, BUT I CAN JUST QUICKLY EMAIL THIS TO YOU.

ON MINORITY, NOT CAUCASIAN IS AT 48 PERCENT.

NON MINORITIES, 52 PERCENT IN THE DISTRICT AND SOME OF THE BREAKDOWNS OF MALE, FEMALE.

FEW MONTHS TO SEE THAT WE'RE REFLECTING THE COMMUNITY IN A POSITIVE.

RIGHT, KEEPING IN MIND THAT IN SOME CASES, WOMEN ARE ALSO CATEGORIZED AS MINORITY . SO AND THAT IS NOT MEANT DEROGATORY, THAT IS JUST HOW STATS ARE COLLECTED, THAT IS COLLECTED. SO I'D LIKE TO KNOW JUST FOR CLARITY, HOW MANY BLACKS, HOW MANY HISPANICS, HOW MANY CAUCASIAN, HOW MANY WOMEN AND SO FORTH.

JUST PLEASE MAKE IT OR BREAK IT DOWN, EVEN IF YOU CAN GO FURTHER AND TELL ME HOW MANY VETERANS AND SO FORTH THAT WOULD BE HEALTHY.

I CAN TELL YOU THAT DON'T LIKE THE LANGUAGE OF THE FIVE DAY SWITCH OUT OF PEOPLE.

AND YOU CAN TAKE AWAY PEOPLE WHNNEVER YOU WANT AND FOR GOOD REASON.

I, I MET CAPTAIN RENEE PETERSON AND LOVED HER FROM DAY ONE. SHE IS A CONSUMMATE PROFESSIONAL AND SHE CARRIED HERSELF WELL.

SHE WAS JUST AMAZING IN THE GREAT FIT FOR TAMARAC.

I WAS SO EXCITED THAT SHE WAS HERE, BROUGHT HER TO A COUPLE OF MEETINGS, INTRODUCED HER TO MY RESIDENTS WHO ARE SO VERY LOYAL TO ME.

AND LET ME TELL YOU, SHE JUST DISAPPEARED AFTER THAT.

YOU GUYS TRANSFERRED HER SOMEWHERE ELSE.

AND, YOU KNOW, I DON'T THINK I SCARED HER OFF.

RIGHT.

LIKE LIKE, YOU KNOW, COME ON, YOU GIVE US GOOD PEOPLE AND THEN YOU JUST TAKE THEM AWAY.

AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN WE HAVE NEW PEOPLE AND THEN I'M LIKE, OK, WHAT'S GOING ON? AND I'VE MET SERGEANT WILLIAMS. HE'S A GREAT GUY, ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL.

I THINK HE HAS A POTENTIAL TO TAKE CAPTAIN CIRMINIELLO'S JOB ONE DAY.

LOOK OUT CAPTAIN.

AND HE'S A GREAT GUY.

SO I JUST HOPE THAT THESE GOOD PEOPLE THAT ARE COMING OVER HERE JUST DOESN'T DISAPPEAR.

ALL OF A SUDDEN, YOU KNOW, WE WANT SOME CONTINUITY AND WE WOULD APPRECIATE THAT.

SO I'M NOT NECESSARILY FOR THE FIVE DAY SWITCH OUT OR WITHOUT NOTICE KIND OF KIND OF CLAUSE.

OK, SO I WON'T BE LIKE COMMISSIONER GELIN AND HAVE US HERE FOR ALMOST TWO HOURS.

SO I'LL RESCIND THE REST OF MY QUESTIONS NOW AND HAVE SOMEBODY ELSE ASK MORE QUESTIONS.

I HOPE COMMISSIONER GELIN DOES NOT HAVE MORE QUESTIONS BECAUSE THAT WAS A VERY LONG TIME HE GOT. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU. VICE MAYOR. COMMISSIONER GELIN DOES APPEAR TO HAVE SOMETHING ELSE TO SAY.

AND I WILL ASK OUT OF THE RESPECT FOR TIME.

AND WE HAVE BEEN DISCUSSING THIS FOR 2 1/2 HOURS NOW.

COMMISSIONER GELIN, IF YOU CAN ASK QUESTIONS THAT PERTAIN TO THE BUDGET THAT WE REALLY NEED TO BE DISCUSSING, IF NOT THOSE QUESTIONS THAT YOU DON'T NEED TO ASK TODAY, YOU CAN ASK THEM OFFLINE, WOULD BE WONDERFUL.

SO WE CAN MOVE THIS ALONG. GO AHEAD COMMISSIONER GELIN.

OK, YEAH.

I STILL HAVE MY COMMENTS TO MAKE.

PLEASE KEEP THAT IN MIND. YEAH, I DID.

I DO THAT OUT OF RESPECT FOR THE PEOPLE I REPRESENT, THE PEOPLE OF TAMARAC.

I'M REPRESENTING MYSELF AND I PERSONALLY HAD SOME INTERACTIONS WITH BSO POLICE AND SOME OF THE RESIDENTS AND THAT BUT I ACTUALLY TALKED TO HIM.

I SO BUT JUST TO ADDRESS SOME OTHER QUESTIONS THAT I HAD REGARDING THE CONTRACT AND OTHER ISSUES REGARDING THE CARS.

IS BSO OWN THE CARS, OR DO WE OWN THE CARS?

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AND WHO PAYS FOR THE COST OF THE MAINTENANCE OF THE CARS.

COMMISSIONER GELIN, THE COST OF THE VEHICLES AND THE MAINTENANCE OF THE VEHICLE, BSO ACTUALLY OWNS THOSE VEHICLES AND THEY MAINTAIN THEM, BUT THAT IS FACTORED INTO THE AGREEMENT. OK, AND SO WHEN AND SO EACH DEPUTY IS ASSIGNED A VEHICLE.

WHEN THEY GET TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER CITY, DOES THAT VEHICLE GO WITH THAT DEPUTY AND THEN A DEPUTY COMING IN HAS THEIR OWN CAR? I'LL GIVE THAT ONE TO CAPTAIN CIRMINIELLO.

THE VEHICLES STAY IN THE DISTRICT.

ALL EXCEPT FOR CERTAIN DETECTIVES.

AND THEN WHEN WE REPLACE A VACANT POSITION WITH SOMEONE AND THAT PERSON IS GETTING OVERTIME PAY, DOES THE CITY ABSORB THAT OVERTIME COST OR DOES BSO OR IS THAT ALREADY INCLUDED IN THE CONTRACT.

WELL COMMISSIONER, AGAIN, NOT TO DIVE TOO DEEP INTO THE VACANCY CREDITS AND HOW THOSE ARE ALL CALCULATED.

BUT, YOU KNOW, WHEN WE START BEING HERE WITH ONE GROUP OF PEOPLE AND THE BUDGET IS BASED ON THAT, YOU KNOW, PERSONNEL COME AND THEY GO AND THEIR SALARIES ARE NOT ALL THE SAME.

AND SO SALARIES ARE ADJUSTED UP AND DOWN.

AND THEN OVERTIME IF THERE'S AN OVERTIME FACTOR BUILT IN FOR THE CAPTAIN AND HE HAS TO MANAGE WITHIN THE CONTRACT.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, DEPUTIES ARE PAID OVERTIME IF THEY WORK OVERTIME, BUT THAT THAT'S LIKE THE REST OF THE DEPARTMENTS IN THE CITY THAT HAS TO BE MANAGED BY THE CAPTAIN.

OK. ALL RIGHT, AND THEN I DIDN'T SEE ANY PERFORMANCE GUARANTEES IN THE CONTRACT, ARE THERE ANY PERFORMANCE GUARANTEES IN THE CONTRACT? AND WHEN YOU SAY PERFORMANCE GUARANTEES, I'M NOT EXACTLY SURE WHAT YOU MEAN REGARDING THIS CONTRACT. SO REGARDING SO THERE'S A SECTION IN THERE ABOUT GOALS AND OBJECTIVES.

IF THEY FAIL TO MEET GOALS, SHOULDN'T WE HAVE SOME PERFORMANCE GUARANTEES OR AND I YOU KNOW, I DON'T I'M SITTING HERE THINKING ABOUT THAT FOR 15 SECONDS.

I'M NOT SURE HOW WE WOULD STRUCTURE A LAW ENFORCEMNET AGREEMENT THAT TO HAVE INCENTIVES IN IT. I MEAN, YOU KNOW, BSO EITHER PERFORMS OR THEY DON'T.

THEY SHOW UP AND THEY DO THE JOB, OR THEY DON'T.

AND THEY SHOW UP TWENTY FOUR, SEVEN.

SO I'M NOT SURE WHAT KIND OF INCENTIVES WE WOULD WE WOULD LOOK TO BUILD IN TO A LAW ENFORCEMENT CONTRACT.

I'M NOT SURE AT THIS POINT WITH ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT CONTRACTS OR DEPARTMENTS THAT ARE RUN IN AN INCENTIVIZED WAY.

I'LL JUST LEAVE IT AT THAT. OK.

AND SO I DID LOOK THROUGH THIS NICE PRESENTATION. AND IT'S BEAUTIFUL.

IT'S VERY EXPENSIVE TALKS ABOUT TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY.

AND THAT'S SOMETHING I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO SEE IN THE CONTRACT WERE SOME ACCOUNTABILITY STANDARDS AND JUST TO ADDRESS A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT VICE MAYOR BOLTON SAID.

HE ASKED A QUESTION ABOUT SOME INSURANCE COST COMPARISON.

THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE DONE IF WE GOT A FEASIBILITY STUDY.

HE ALSO INSINUATED THAT I MIGHT BE IN FAVOR OF HAVING ALL POLICE I ACTUALLY DON'T HAVE A FEELING ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.

I HAVE FRIENDS WHO ARE BSO OFFICERS.

I HAVE FRIENDS WHO ARE POLICE OFFICERS OF DIFFERENT CITIES.

I HAVE FRIENDS SURPRISINGLY, PEOPLE THINK I'M ANTI POLICE.

I HAVE FRIENDS WHO ARE REPUBLICAN UNION MEMBERS.

AND SO WE HAVE DISCUSSIONS AND THERE ARE SOME WHO SAY, HEY, YOU KNOW, HAVING BSO IS GREAT BIG ORGANIZATION, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BUT HAVING YOUR OWN POLICE DEPARTMENT IS GREAT AS WELL BECAUSE YOU HAVE STABILITY.

YOU HAVE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN HERE 30 YEARS.

YOU KNOW, THERE'S PROS AND CONS, EVERYTHING.

SO AS A BOARD MEMBER OF THE CITY, IT'S INCUMBENT UPON US TO SIMPLY DO THE EVALUATION.

ONE OF THE FIRST QUESTIONS I ASKED THE CITY MANAGER WHEN I CAME ON BOARD IS, YOU KNOW, IF WE ARE WITH BSO FOR POLICE, WHY AREN'T WE AREN'T WE WITH BSO FOR FIRE.

THAT'S SO IT'S OUR ROLE TO ASK QUESTIONS, TO EVALUATE AND MAKE A DECISION BASED ON FACTS.

IT'S NOT PERSONAL. I DON'T FEEL ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.

AND COMMISSIONER BOLTON AND I FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT CAPTAIN CIRMINIELLO, I WAS IMPRESSED WITH HIM WHEN I MET HIM, WHEN I MET HIM, I SAID TO MYSELF, WOW, HE DOESN'T SEEM LIKE A POLICE OFFICER BECAUSE THE IMAGE OF A POLICE OFFICER IS SOMETHING NEGATIVE OR MEAN OR SOMETHING. BUT HE HAS A GREAT PERSONALITY.

AND THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS, WE ACTUALLY NEED MORE POLICE OFFICERS WITH HIS PERSONALITY AND WITH HIS SOCIAL SKILLS.

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AND SO IF WE WERE TO START OUR OWN POLICE DEPARTMENT, WE COULD OFFER HIM THE JOB AS CHIEF OF POLICE AND THEN HE WOULD HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION IN TERMS OF WHAT HE WOULD WANT TO DO.

AND SO AND SO THAT BECOMES THE GOAL.

YOU RECRUIT THE BEST TALENT.

THE SAME WAY OFFICERS FROM MIRAMAR. YOU KNOW, THAT'S JUST WHAT HAPPENS.

BUT YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD YOUR OWN POLICE DEPARTMENT IF THAT'S WHAT THE COMMISSION CHOOSES TO DO.

BUT THE POINT OF IT ALL IS TO DO WHAT'S IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE CITY AND WHAT'S FINANCIALLY FEASIBLE AND REASONABLE FOR THE CITY.

SO THAT'S MY ONLY POINT. I DON'T FEEL ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.

AND ANOTHER QUESTION, MY LAST QUESTION IS ABOUT SHERIFF TONY.

SO, YOU KNOW, HE'S GOING TO WIN MOST LIKELY THE FALL ELECTION.

AND BOTH CAPTAIN CIRMINIELLO AND COLONEL HOLMES TALKED ABOUT HIS LEADERSHIP AND WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO HIM. AND I'VE READ A LOT OF STUFF THAT'S BEEN ON THE NEWS.

AND, YOU KNOW, IS THERE IS THERE A THREAT OR IS IT REASONABLE THAT SHERIFF TONY MAY NOT BE THERE BASED ON WHAT ALL THESE INVESTIGATIONS THAT ARE GOING ON REGARDING HIS APPLICATION FOR THE ROLE OF THE SHERIFF AND WHAT MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN OMITTED FROM HIS APPLICATION? THIS MAY NOT BE AN APPROPRIATE QUESTION TO BE ASKING DURING OUR BSO CONTRACT BUDGET.

YOU KNOW, THAT IS THAT IS AN IMPORTANT FACTOR BECAUSE I DO HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THE SHERIFF.

I DO THINK THAT HE IS LEADING THE ORGANIZATION IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

BUT THAT IS PART OF THE CONSIDERATION.

DO WE GO ON OUR OWN AND CHOOSE OUR OWN LEADER, OR DO WE DEAL WITH SOME POTENTIAL CHANGES THAT COULD BE HAPPENING PARTIALLY BECAUSE THEY ARE POLITICALLY DRIVEN? SOME OF US WANT TO PAY THEM BACK FOR WHATEVER REASON, BUT THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION GIVEN WHAT'S GOING ON WITH POLITICS.

BUT THAT'S PRETTY MUCH ALL I HAVE.

AND I APPRECIATE THE TIME OF THE COLONEL AND OUR CAPTAIN APPRECIATE THE DIRECTION THAT THE CITY IS GOING IN.

AND THAT CONCLUDES MY COMMENTS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. COLONEL HOLMES, CAPTAIN CIRMINIELLO, MANAGER, CITY ATTORNEY AND STAFF.

THANK YOU FOR ADDRESSING I KNOW THAT MY COLLEAGUES HAVE HAD SEVERAL QUESTIONS OFFLINE THAT THEY'VE ASKED YOU. AND INFORMATION YOU PROVIDED.

I KNOW THAT I'VE ASKED YOU AND I'VE MET WITH THANK YOU FOR EVERYONE IN BSO FOR YOUR CONTINUED DEDICATION AND SUPPORT TO OUR CITY AND TO OUR RESIDENTS. I SEE YOU OUT THERE.

I KNOW THEY SEE YOU OUT THERE.

OF COURSE, WE ALWAYS WANT MORE TO HAVE YOUR PRESENCE THERE.

WE KNOW HOW BUDGETS WORK AS WELL.

BUT THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO.

AND IN CONTINUING, I KNOW THAT THE COMMISSIONER GELIN HAD ALREADY SHOWED YOU THIS, BUT WE'VE HAD THIS. WE'VE ALSO HAD THE ORIGINAL VERSION WHEN IT CAME OUT WITH THE INITIATIVES THAT WERE ESTABLISHED PROBABLY ABOUT NINE MONTHS AGO THAT YOU HAVE BEEN DEDICATED TO WORKING ON AND GETTING PEOPLE INTO THE COMMUNITY FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD INTERACTION AND BEING WITH OUR BUSINESSES AS WELL.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL OF YOUR TIME AND DEDICATION ON THAT ONE.

I AM GOING TO ASK OUR CITY CLERK TO PLEASE CALL THE ROLL CALL.

I THINK IT WAS COMMISSIONER PLACKO AND COMMISSIONER CORRECT. THANK YOU SO MUCH MADAM MAYOR.

VICE MAYOR BOLTON.

YES. COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

YES.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

YES.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER PLACKO. COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YES.

AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

YES. THE MOTION TO APPROVE IS APPROVED, IS CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY FIVE TO ZERO.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

IT IS CURRENTLY 1:28.

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A TWENTY TWO MINUTE BREAK.

WE WILL RESUME HERE AT 1:50.

THIS MEETINGS IN RECESS.

FINAL VERSION, SO FORGIVE ME, I WAS LOOKING AT THE ORIGINAL ORIGINAL.

ALL GOOD. IF YOU WILL, 8A IS IN FACT TEMPORARY RESOLUTION NUMBER 13497 AS REFERRED TO

[8b. TR13497 - BSO Services for the Parks & Recreation Department]

BRIEFLY IN THE LAST ITEM, IT IS THE BSO SERVICES FOR THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT, ALLUDED TOO BY THE CITY MANAGER.

IT'S A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY.

TAMARAC, FLORIDA, APPROVING A BROWARD SHERIFF'S OFFICE PERMIT APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL DETAILS AND AUTHORIZING THE APPROPRIATE CITY OFFICIALS TO EXECUTE A PERMIT APPLICATION FOR THE POLICE SERVICES TO BE USED BY THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT NOT TO EXCEED SEVENTY SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR FISCAL YEAR 21, BEGINNING OF OCTOBER 1 2020 THROUGH

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SEPTEMBER 30 2021.

APPROVING FUNDING FOR THE PARKS AND RECREATION ACCOUNTS, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECT, DATE.

ON THE FLOOR FOR CONSIDERATION TR 13497.

THANK YOU MAYOR.

I'LL TAKE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

WARNER, DO YOU HAVE A PRESENTATION OR JUST AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS? I DO NOT HAVE A FORMAL PRESENTATION MAYOR.

AVAILABLE FOR ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

AT THIS TIME, PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW OPEN.

CITY CLERK, DO WE HAVE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS? I DO NOT HAVE ANY COMMENTS AT THIS TIME.

THANK YOU. PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

I AM NOT SEEING ANYBODY FROM THE COMMISSION.

I HAVE COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

A REAL QUICK QUESTION.

DOES THIS CONTRACT INCLUDE OUR FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS OR IS IT BEING DONE THROUGH THE WHEN WE WERE PROVIDING THE BSO DETAIL, WE ARE TAKING THAT FROM THIS YEAR'S DETAIL BUDGET, THIS CURRENT YEAR'S DETAILED BUDGET, BECAUSE WE SO WE HAVE THE REMAINING FUNDS IN THERE.

BUT I BELIEVE THOSE ARE DOLLARS THAT WE WILL BE REIMBURSED THROUGH THE CARES ACT . THANK YOU, THAT WAS MY ONLY QUESTION.

THANK YOU. SEEING THERE NO OTHER COMMENTS FROM MY COLLEAGUES OR QUESTIONS.

I WILL ASK THE CLERK TO PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

THANK YOU MADAM MAYOR. COMMISSIONER GELIN.

YES. THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

YES. VICE MAYOR BOLTON.

YES. COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

YES.

AND MAYOR GOMEZ. YES. THE MOTION TO APPROVE PASSES UNANIMOUSLY 5 TO 0.

THANK YOU. AND MR. WARNER YOUR BACKGROUND OF WE ARE NOW GOING TO 8C TR 13492 F.P.

[8c. TR13492 - FPE Union Contract Renewal]

UNION CONTRACT RENEWAL.

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

IF YOU WILL ITEM NUMBER 8C FOR THE RECORD IS TR NUMBER 13492 REFERENCING AS YOU MENTIONED, THE FP UNION CONTRACT RENEWAL.

IT IS, FOR THE RECORD, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION READ THE TITLE IN TO RECORD ON BEHALF OF THE CITY ATTORNEY FOR RIGHT NOW, I'M NOT SURE IF WE HAVE AN ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY ON THE LINE.

I CAN DO THAT MADAM MAYOR AS A TEMPORARY RESOLUTION 13492 FP UNION.

I'M BACK THEM. I KNOW THAT'S NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE.

I GOT BOUNCED FROM MY PRESENTATION, HOW MUCH OF THAT DID YOU GET MADAM MAYOR.

JUST START BEGINNING. LET'S TRY FOR TAKE 3.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

YES, WE'LL DO RESOLUTIONS FOR FIVE HUNDRED.

OK, TR NUMBER 13492.

STILL A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA, WHICH DOES APPROVE A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE FEDERATION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES, WHICH IS A DIVISION OF THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE EMPLOYEES.

THAT'S THE FPE AFFILIATED WITH DISTRICT ONE NEBA OF THE AFL CIO TO EXTEND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT AND THE EXISTING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF TAMARAC AND THE FPE FOR A PERIOD FROM OCTOBER ONE OF 2020 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30TH 2021 AUTHORIZING THE APPROPRIATE CITY OFFICIALS TO EXECUTE THE MEMORANDUM UNDERSTANDING PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND FINALLY PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE NOW ON THE FLOOR FOR CONSIDERATION, THANK YOU MAYOR AND COMMISSION FOR THE INDULGENCE. I DIDN'T KNOW I WAS GONE UNTIL I REALIZED I WAS GONE.

THANK YOU.

MADAM MAYOR YOU HAVE THE FLOOR. MR. MANAGER.

I ASKED A SECOND TO MYSELF, SO I WILL ASK IT TO EVERYBODY ELSE.

SECOND. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I KNOW THAT WE HAVE OUR HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR, LERENZO CALHOUN, AVAILABLE FOR

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QUESTIONS, IF THERE ARE ANY.

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW OPEN.

CITY CLERK, DO WE HAVE ANYBODY WISHING TO SPEAK AT THIS TIME? NOT ON THIS ITEM MADAM MAYOR.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

AND I WILL ASK MY COLLEAGUES, DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? PLEASE RAISE YOUR HANDS AND SEEING NONE.

MADAM CLERK, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO. YES.

THANK YOU, COMISSIONER GELIN.

YES. THANK YOU.

VICE MAYOR BOLTON. YES, THANK YOU.

AND COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

YES. AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

YES. THE MOTION TO APPROVE PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

FIVE TO ZERO.

NOW MOVING TO 8D.

TR 13501 AGREEMENTS FOR QUICKLIME 2020

[8d. TR13501 - Agreements for Quicklime 2020]

CITY ATTORNEY, PLEASE BRING THE TITLE INTO THE RECORD.

THANK YOU MAYOR AND COMMISSION. TR 13501 IS IN FACT AN AGREEMENT FOR QUICKLIME.

IT'S RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE APPROPRIATE CITY OFFICIALS TO AWARD BID NUMBER 20-21B, REFERENCING THE FURNISH, DELIVER AND DISCHARGE OF QUICKLIME TO AND TO EXECUTE AGREEMENTS WITH LHOIST NORTH AMERICA OF ALABAMA LLC FOR THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA, AND AN ADDITIONAL TWENTY THREE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTHEAST FLORIDA GOVERNMENTAL COOPERATIVE.

THAT'S THE CO-OP.

AND WITH CARMEUSE LIME AND STONE ON BEHALF OF THE CO-OP MEMBER, THE CITY OF HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA, FOR A PERIOD BEGINNING OF THREE YEARS WITH THREE YEARS ADDITIONAL ONE YEAR RENEWAL OPTIONS, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, SEVERABILITY AND FINALLY PROVIDING FOR AND EFFECT, DATE REFERENCING 2020 QUICKLIME AGREEMENTS FOR THE CITY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. CITY MANAGER.

I BELIEVE WE HAVE A PRESENTATION.

WE HAVE A BRIEF PRESENTATION FROM MR. GLATZ THIS AFTERNOON MADAM MAYOR.

KEITH IF YOU PLEASE. YEAH, FOR THE RECORD KEITH GLATZ YOUR PURCHASING CONTRACTS MANAGER AND WE'RE GOING TO GO NOW FROM THE FASCINATING TO THE SUBLIME.

SO I GOT THAT KEITH.

OH GOOD. QUICKLIME IS A COMMODITY THAT WE USE TO CLARIFY THE WATER IN OUR WATER TREATMENT PLANT. I'M GOING TO GO KIND OF THROUGH THESE KIND OF QUICKLY AND WE ACTUALLY ADD WATER.

IT BECOMES A SLURRY MIX.

AND AS THE WATER GOES THROUGH IT, IT MAKES THE WATER SOFTER AND REMOVES A LOT OF MINERALS AND MATERIALS THAT MAKE WATER HARD.

OK. THIS IS A GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION OF THE SLAKING PROCESS, WHICH IS WHAT IT'S CALLED WHEN WE ARE ADDING THE QUICKLIME TO THE WATER.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LARGE UNIT IN THE MIDDLE, YOU'LL SEE THE SO-CALLED SLAKING COMPARTMENT. THAT'S WHERE THE QUICKLIME ACTUALLY MAY END UP AND THEN IT MOVES ON TO ANOTHER AREA WHERE IF YOU CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

IT ENDS UP IN THE.

OUT TO THE BELIEVE THIS IS THE SLURRY POT, WHICH CAN THEN BE TRANSFERRED TO WHAT WE CALL THE CLARIFIER UNITS, WHICH ACTUALLY AID IN THE SOFTENING PROCESS.

SO LET'S GO ON TO THE NEXT ONE.

AND WHAT I'M REALLY HERE TO EXPLAIN IS THE CURRENT BID.

CURRENT CONTRACT SET TO EXPIRE AT THE END OF OCTOBER.

WE HAD RENEWAL OPTIONS, BUT THE CURRENT VENDORS CHOSE NOT TO RENEW.

AND PART OF THE REASON WAS THAT WE ACTUALLY HAD ASKED THEM TO ESTABLISH A PRICING MODEL.

IT DOES PROVIDE FOR QUARTERLY ADJUSTMENTS BASED ON ACTUAL COSTS.

THEY USE GOVERNMENT INDICES TO ADJUST THE PRICING IN.

THE CONTRACTORS RECOGNIZE THAT THE EXISTING INDICES DID NOT ADEQUATELY ADDRESS THE COSTS.

AND SO WE DID PUT IT OUT FOR BID.

QUANTITIES FOR THE NEW QUICKLIME CONTRACT WERE THEN COLLECTED FROM THE CO-OP.

WE ADDED THE QUANTITIES FOR FOUR NEW AGENCIES IN PALM BEACH COUNTY THIS YEAR, SO WE HAD A TOTAL OF SIXTY FIVE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY TONS ANNUALLY BY THE TWENTY FOUR CO-OP AGENCIES.

TAMARAC IS FIFTEEN HUNDRED TONS OF THAT.

WE PUBLISHED BID 20-21B IT OPENED ON AUGUST 31ST AND WE HAD TWO RESPONSES, LHOIST WHICH BID ON ALL THE ITEMS AN CARMEUSE WHO ONLY BID ON THE HOLLYWOOD WHAT WE CALL HI CAL.

RECOMMEND AN AWARD FOR ALL ITEMS, BUT THE HI CAL TO LHOIST ESTIMATED 16 MILLION NINE HUNDRED SEVENTY NINE THOUSAND SEVENTY SEVEN SIX ANNUALLY FOR THE WHOLE CO-OP.

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FOUR HUNDRED AND TWENTY SEVEN THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED FOR TAMARAC ANNUALLY.

THE AGGREGATE IS 50 MILLION NINE HUNDRED THIRTY NINE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND TWENTY EIGHT FOR THE THREE YEARS AND ONE POINT TWO EIGHT ONE SIX HUNDRED FOR TAMARAC FOR THE THREE YEARS. THE REASON WE ACTUALLY HAD AN INCREASE OF 11 PERCENT OVER THE CURRENT PRICE, CURRENT QUARTERLY PRICE ON JULY 1ST WAS TWO FIFTY TWO SIXTY NINE, THE PRICE TO START WILL BE TWO EIGHTY FOUR EIGHTY.

AND THE CHANGES IN THE INDICES WERE AS A RESULT OF THE PREVIOUS MODEL, UTILIZING U.S.

BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS LABOR INDEX FOR WAGES ONLY.

AND I'M SURE COMMISSIONER GELIN AND LERENZO WILL CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND WHAT KIND OF AN IMPACT IT CAUSES WHEN YOU DON'T INCORPORATE BENEFITS INTO THOSE FACTORS, ESPECIALLY IN THE LAST THREE YEARS. SO THEY WERE SQUEEZED.

SO THE NEW MODEL UTILIZES THE LABOR STATISTICS LABOR INDEX FOR WAGES PLUS BENEFITS AND THAT. AND ADDITIONALLY, WE CHANGED THE LOCATION FOR THE INDUSTRY FUEL INDEX IN WEST TEXAS AND GULF COAST, WHICH ACTUALLY DECREASED OUR COST SOMEWHAT SO.

WE STILL INCLUDE A SCHEDULE OF DIESEL FUEL CHARGES BASED ON SURCHARGES BASED ON THE NATIONAL FUEL PRICE AVERAGES.

WHICH WE ALSOA ADD INTO THE CONTRACT EACH END OF THE CONTRACT PRICE EACH QUARTER.

SO THIS IS A COMPARISON.

A YEAR AGO, OUR MATERIAL COST IS $162,071, $105,011 WAS THE TRANSPORTATION PLUS SURCHARGES FOR TOTAL OF $267,082.

I'M GOING TO SKIP DOWN TO THE CURRENT COST, YOU SEE IT'S FLUCTUATED AND ACTUALLY SOMETIMES DOES GO DOWN. THE COST IS 202 FOR THE NOVEMBER 1ST WITH EIGHTY TWO DOLLARS AND EIGHTY CENTS. AND YOU'LL NOTICE THAT'S LOWER THAN THE TRANSPORTATION SURCHARGES ABOVE.

SO THAT REFLECTS THAT PARTICULAR NUMBER.

SO THE TOTAL COST ON NOVEMBER 1ST WILL BE TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY FOUR DOLLARS AND EIGHTY CENTS. HERE'S SOMETHING INTERESTING I MENTIONED EARLIER IN MY IN MY DISCUSSION OF THE BSO CONTRACT, HERE'S WHERE YOU SEE THE REAL BENEFIT OF THE CO-OP.

OUR BID PRICE IS 284,080 CURRENT PRICING.

AND AS I SAID OUR CURRENT PRICING IS 252 WHICH IS RIGHT ABOVE THE 284 THE CURRENT PRICE IN PALM BEACH COUNTY, UTILITIES JUST PAYING 392,024.

RIVIERA BEACH, BOYNTON BEACH, LAKE WORTH BEACH IS GOING TO BE VERY HAPPY BECAUSE THEIR COSTS ARE GOING TO GO DOWN FROM 309,034 TO 284,080 AS OF NOVEMBER 1ST, WHICH, AS YOU CAN SEE, PROVIDES A DEFINITE SAVINGS TO NOT ONLY ALL CO-OP MEMBERS, BUT ESPECIALLY TO THESE THREE CO-OP AGENCIES WHO ARE NEW TO THE CONTRACT.

ANY QUESTIONS? I'M NOT SEE ANY AT THIS TIME. THANK YOU, MR. GLATZ. SO AT THIS TIME, I'M GOING TO OPEN IT UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS.

ARE THERE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS? I HAVE NO COMMENT FOR THIS ITEM, MA'AM.

THANK YOU. PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

COMMISSION. I AM NOT SEEING ANY HANDS RAISED, MADAM CLERK, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

I NEED A MOTION AND A SECOND, MA'AM.

SO MOVED. MY APOLOGIES.

I THOUGHT WE ALREADY DID THAT.

YOU WERE CLOSE. THAT'S OK.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO WAS THE MOVER AND COMMISSIONER DID YOU SECOND? I DID. THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

OK, ALL RIGHT. NOW WE'LL TAKE THAT.

THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

YES. COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

YES.

COMMISSIONER GELIN. YES.

VICE MAYOR BOLTON. YES. AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

YES. THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY FIVE TO ZERO.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NOW WE'RE MOVING ON TO A 8E.

TR 13504.

[8e. TR13504 - Accepting and Authorizing the Execution of Interlocal Agreement with Broward County for a Subrecipient Grant Agreement with Department of the Treasury for Coronavirus relief Funding]

CITY ATTORNEY PLEASE READ THE TITLE INTO THE RECORD.

THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COMMISSION.

ITEM 8E WHICH IS A VERY IMPORTANT ITEM FOR THE RECORD THIS AFTERNOON IS TR 13504, WHICH IN ESSENCE IS ACCEPTING AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF THE LOCAL AGREEMENT WITH BROWARD COUNTY FOR A SUB RECIPIENT GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY FOR CORONAVIRUSES RELIEF FUNDING.

AND THE RESOLUTION READS AS FOLLOWS THE RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA APPROVING THE FORM OF A SUBAWARD AGREEMENT WITH BROWARD COUNTY FOR CARES ACT FUNDING AUTHORIZING THE APPROPRIATE CITY OFFICIALS TO EXECUTE THE FINAL SUBAWARD AGREEMENT AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER OR HIS DESIGNEE TO TAKE ALL STEPS NECESSARY AND TO EXECUTE ALL DOCUMENTS NECESSARY, TO PROVIDE FOR THE CITY'S RECEIPT OF CARES ACT FUNDING FOR BROWARD COUNTY, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER OR HIS DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE AMENDMENTS TO

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THE SUBAWARD AGREEMENT PROVIDED FOR SEVERABILITY, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS AND FINALLY PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE 2L1504 THROUGH THE MAYOR AND COMMISSION TO THE CITY MANAGER. THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I'LL TAKE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

SO MOVED.

I HAVE A MOTION AND I NEED A SECOND, PLEASE.

SECOND. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AT THIS TIME, ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER KATHLEEN GUNN.

GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR GOMEZ AND COMMISSION.

FOR THE RECORD, I'M KATHLEEN GUNN, ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER FOR THE CITY OF TAMARAC AND AS SAM SAID, THIS ITEM IS TO ACCEPT AN AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF THE SUBAWARD AGREEMENT WITH BROWARD COUNTY FOR CARES ACT FUNDING.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE COMMENT.

WELL, AS YOU ARE, MANY OF YOU ARE VERY WELL AWARE THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GAVE TO THE COUNTY CARES ACT FUNDING THROUGH THE TREASURY AND IT WAS THE CORONAVIRUS FUND ASSISTANCE WAS ALLOCATED FROM THE US TREASURY TO BROWARD COUNTY IN THE AMOUNT OF THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED FORTY FOUR THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED TWO DOLLARS.

BROWARD COUNTY LEAGUE OF CITIES AND THE BROWARD COUNTY CITY MANAGERS ASSOCIATION TO LOBBY THE COUNTY TO ALLOT A TOTAL OF ONE HUNDRED TWO POINT THREE DOLLARS MILLION TO THE COUNTY'S THIRTY ONE MUNICIPALITIES.

THE COMMISSION, THE BROWARD COUNTY COMMISSION VOTED ON AUGUST TWENTY FIFTH TO APPROVE THAT SUBAWARD 8-0, AND NOW CITIES MUST EXECUTE SUBAWARD AGREEMENTS TO RECEIVE REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE COVID-19 EXPENSES.

OK, I DON'T, I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENED TO THE SLIDE.

OK, CAN YOU ALL SEE THE SLIDES? NO, SOMEBODY ELSE STARTED SHARING THEIR STUFF.

ARE YOU ABLE TO SHARE THE PRESENTATION AGAIN WITHIN? OK, GREAT. THANK YOU.

ELIGIBLE COSTS FOR REIMBURSEMENT.

CAN YOU GO TO THE PREVIOUS ONE.

OK, ELIGIBLE COSTS FOR REIMBURSEMENT ARE SET OUT BY THE CARES ACT.

WHICH SAYS THAT THE ALL THE EXPENDITURES ARE NECESSARY AND INCURRED DUE TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE, IT WAS NOT ACCOUNTED FOR IN THE BUDGET, MOST RECENTLY APPROVED AS OF THE DATE OF ENACTMENT AND WERE INCURRED DURING THE PERIOD OF TIME THAT BEGINS ON MARCH 1ST AND ENDS ON DECEMBER 30TH.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO AS YOU'RE ALL WELL AWARE, BCCMA AND THE BROWARD LEAGUE OF CITIES MET OVER THE SUMMER WITH DIFFERENT MEMBERS OF BROWARD COUNTY ADMINISTRATION ON DETERMINING WHAT THOSE ELIGIBLE CATEGORIES COULD BE, AND THE CITY WAS AWARDED THREE MILLION NINETY SIX THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED EIGHT DOLLARS AND NINE CENTS.

BUT IT'S NOT AWARDED IT SAYS HERE REIMBURSED UP TO.

THIS IS FOR ANY EXPENSES THAT WE'VE HAD RELATED TO MEDICAL EXPENSES, PUBLIC HEALTH EXPENSES, PAYROLL EXPENSES FOR PUBLIC SAFETY, EXPENSES FOR COSTS THAT HAVE BEEN INCURRED TO FACILITATE COMPLIANCE WITH COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES, EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROVISION OF ECONOMIC SUPPORT IN CONNECTION WITH COVID-19 AND ANY OTHER COVID-19 RELATED EXPENSES REASONABLY NECESSARY TO THE FUNCTION OF GOVERNMENT.

SO INCLUDED IN THOSE COSTS ARE PPE FOR ALL STAFF, OUR MUNICIPAL STAFF, ALSO BSO, TELEWORKING EXPENSES THAT WE'VE INCURRED, HAVING TO BE ABLE TO BE REMOTE IN MANY OF THE SERVICES THAT WE NOW PROVIDE, BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS THAT WE HAVE STARTED TO COLLECT APPLICATIONS ON, AND WE'LL DO MORE OF.

THE COST OF TAMARAC TOGETHER IS ONE OF THE EXAMPLES OF THE BUSINESS ASSISTANCE.

AND SNEEZE GUARDS TOUCHLESS FAUCETS.

ALL OF THESE THINGS.

WE'LL ALSO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL RENTAL AND MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE WITH THE MONEY THAT WE RECEIVED FROM THE COUNTY WHILE WE COULD GET REIMBURSED FOR FROM THE COUNTY, WHICH WE PLAN TO DO. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

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NO, FORWARD, PLEASE.

THE ONE THAT SAYS TIMELINE, WRONG DIRECTION.

OK.

SO ONCE THIS AGREEMENT IS EXECUTED, WE MUST SPEND OUR REIMBURSEMENT REQUESTS INTO THE COUNTY WITHIN 10 DAYS OF FINAL EXECUTION OF THE SUBAWARD, THOSE REIMBURSEMENT WILL BE FROM MARCH THROUGH DECEMBER.

AND WE MUST REQUEST THE FUNDS ON A MONTHLY BASIS.

AND AGAIN, IT'S THERE'S NO ALLOCATION.

THEY WILL NOT GIVE US ANY MONEY THAT WE CAN THEN CHOOSE TO SPEND.

WE HAVE TO SPEND THE MONEY AND ASK FOR REIMBURSEMENT AND EXPENDITURES DURING THE MONTH OF DECEMBER SHALL BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 10TH.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THE BLOCK AND BCCMA WENT BACK AND FORTH WITH THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATION ON WAS HAVING AS MUCH TIME AS POSSIBLE TO SPEND THIS FUNDING BECAUSE THE ALL THE FUNDS PER THE THE FEDERAL LEGISLATION MUST BE EXPENDED BY DECEMBER 31ST.

SO WE MUST MOVE QUICKLY.

ANY UNEXPENDED FUNDS ARE RETURNED TO THE COUNTY AND ULTIMATELY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

WE'RE HOPING THAT THIS DEADLINE TO EXPAND THE FUNDING IS EXTENDED BEYOND DECEMBER 31ST, BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE REALLY HELPFUL TO, I THINK, NOT JUST THE CITY OF TAMARAC AND BROWARD COUNTY, BUT TO MANY OF THE RECIPIENTS OF THESE FUNDS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

AND IN TODAY'S RESOLUTION, YOU'VE DELEGATED THE AUTHORITY TO THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY ATTORNEY TO FINALIZE THE AGREEMENT WITH NON MATERIAL CHANGES AND MODIFICATIONS.

THE SUBAWARD AGREEMENT THAT YOU HAVE IN YOUR BACKUP SHOWS SAMPLE EXHIBITS THAT WERE PROVIDED TO US BY THE COUNTY AS LATE AS FRIDAY.

SO THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT WE'RE GOING TO FINALIZE AND GET OUT THE DOOR.

BUT LIKE I SAID, FOR STUFF THAT WE'VE ALREADY SPENT ON PPE AND THEN EXPANDING SOME OF OUR PROGRAMS, LIKE THE MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE, THE RENTAL ASSISTANCE, THE BUSINESS ASSISTANCE, SO THAT WE CAN GET THE MONEY INTO THE HANDS OF THE PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

THE BENEFIT OF THIS FUNDING, AS OPPOSED TO SOME OF THE OTHER FUNDING, I KNOW THE MAYOR MENTIONED THAT WE GOT MORE CDBG FUNDING, THIS FUNDING HAS A LOT MORE FLEXIBILITY.

SO THERE AREN'T AS MANY REQUIREMENTS AS SOME OF THE OTHER FUNDS WHICH ALLOWS US TO GET IT TO MORE PEOPLE.

AND THAT'S THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, I'M AVAILABLE TO ANSWER.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I'M NOT SEEING ANY QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME, SO I'M GOING TO OPEN UP PUBLIC COMMENTS. PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW OPEN.

CITY CLERK, PLEASE.

ARE THERE ANYBODY WHO HAS PUBLIC COMMENTS FOR THIS? I HAVE NO PUBLIC COMMENTS FOR THIS, MA'AM.

THE COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

WE'LL, NOW OPEN IT UP FOR OUR COMMISSION DISCUSSION.

AND I SEE THAT COMMISSIONER GELIN HAS HIS HAND RAISED.

COMMISSIONER GELIN? YESM IS THE CITY GOING TO PROVIDE THE COMMISSION WITH AN ACCOUNTING OF THE TOTAL REIMBURSEMENT THAT WE REQUEST? WE COULD DO THAT SURE. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO SUBMIT MONTHLY REIMBURSEMENT REQUESTS TO THE COUNTY. AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE COPIES OF THOSE, I THINK THAT'S EASY ENOUGH TO DO.

DOES OUR OUT REIMBURSEMENT OR CAN WE DO WE HAVE ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO PROVIDE TO OUR RESIDENTS? WE EXPECT THAT WE HAVE ADDITIONAL FUNDS THROUGH TO GIVE TO OUR RESIDENTS.

AND SO WE WOULD BE PUTTING MONEY INTO BUSINESS ASSISTANCE AND THE RENTAL ASSISTANCE POT OR TO THE HOMEOWNER ASSISTANCE AS MUCH AS WE CAN.

SO WITH THAT CURRENT THREE MILLION IS AN ESTIMATED AMOUNT.

SO DO YOU GUYS HAVE A FORECAST OF THE ASSISTANCE THAT YOU PLAN TO PROVIDE TO BUSINESS OWNERS AND HOMEOWNERS? A DOLLAR AMOUNT? SO WE'RE GETTING THREE MILLION.

RIGHT. HOW MUCH HOW MUCH HAVE WE SPENT ALREADY AND HOW MUCH IS LEFT OVER THAT YOU INTEND OR ANTICIPATE WE'LL SPEND? I DON'T NEED IT NOW.

BUT IF YOU COULD JUST SEND SOMETHING, THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

YEAH, WE'RE STILL WORKING ALL THOSE DETAILS OUT, QUITE FRANKLY, COMMISSIONER, BECAUSE THIS HAS BEEN A MOVING TARGET ALL ALONG.

AND SO WE ARE REALLY IN THE THROWS OF DOING THAT.

AND TO PROVIDE THAT TO YOU AS SOON AS WE'VE GOT IT RIGHT.

THEY TALKED ABOUT THIS DURING THE LEGACY OF CITIES CALL THAT WAS ON ALONG THE SAM.

SO THE CITIES THAT DO NOT WORK WITH BSO ARE GOING TO GET A LARGER AMOUNT BECAUSE THEY HAVE THEIR OWN POLICE FORCE.

HOW DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH BSO IS GETTING IN TERMS OF THEIR ROLE IN TAMARAC AND WHAT THEIR

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FUNDING WAS OR WAS THAT NOT SHARED WITH YOU? WE DO HAVE THAT NUMBER AND THEY'RE NOT, THE CITIES THAT DON'T HAVE BSO, AREN'T GETTING MORE MONEY PER SAY.

THE ALLOCATION THAT WAS DETERMINED FOR EACH OF THE MUNICIPALITIES HAS MORE TO DO WITH THE NUMBER OF SWORN OFFICERS, THOUGH THAT'S REALLY HOW THAT BREAKDOWN OCCURRED.

WE KNOW FROM SOME OF THE PRELIMINARY NUMBERS THAT WE HAVE THAT BSO HAD CHARGES OF ABOUT FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS THAT WE'VE BEEN ACCOUNTED FOR SO FAR WITH TESTING SITES AND FUNDS FOR THEIR PPE COSTS.

SO THAT THEY CAN GET THE REIMBURSED FOR THOSE COSTS.

COMMISSIONER GELIN. ARE YOU DONE.

SEEING THAT THERE IS NOBODY ELSE WHO WISHES TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMISSION AT THIS TIME, MADAM CLERK, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

COMMISSIONER GELIN. YES.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER PLACKO. YES.

VICE MAYOR BOLTON. YES.

COMMISSIONER FISHMAN. YES.

AND MAYOR GOMEZ. YES.

THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUS LIKE 5 TO 0.

THANK YOU. WE'RE NOW MOVING TO 8F TR 13505 RFP 20-09Q AGREEMENT FOR EAST SIDE

[8f. TR13505 - RFP20-09Q Agreement for the Eastside Parks Feasibility Study]

PARKS FEASIBILITY STUDY.

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

LAST BUT NOT LEAST IS ITEM 8 F 20-09Q AND AGAIN REFERENCING THE AGREEMENT FOR THE EAST SIDE PARK FEASIBILITY STUDY.

IT IS A RESOLUTION ON THE PUBLIC RECORD OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA, AWAITING RFP NUMBER 20-09Q AND EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH MILLER LEGG FOR THE EAST SIDE PARKS FEASIBILITY STUDY IN THE AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED ONE NINETY THREE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS AND CONTINGENCY AMOUNT OF SIXTY FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS WILL BE ADDED TO THE PROJECT FOR A TOTAL PROJECT BUDGET OF TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS FLAT.

APPROVING ALL NECESSARY BUDGET TRANSFERS, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, AND FINALLY PROVIDING FOR THE EFFECTIVE DATE.

MATTERS ON THE MADAM MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I NEED A MOTION AND A SECOND PLEASE.

SO MOVED. SECOND.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AND NOW, MR. WARNER, I BELIEVE YOU HAVE A PRESENTATION.

YES, I DO. MAYOR, PUT THAT UP PLEASE.

LET'S GO TO THE NEXT SIDE OF THIS OK, WHILE WE GET THERE, AS SAM READ, THIS IS TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT AND AWARD THE BID FOR THE EAST SIDE PARK FEASIBILITY STUDY AND PROVIDE YOU WITH THIS PRESENTATION TO PROVIDE SOME DETAILS ON THIS.

OK, HERE WE GO, AND PROVIDED IS THE HISTORY ON HERE IN THE 2014 PARK MASTER PLAN THAT WAS WAS COMPLETED, THE MASTER PLAN DID IDENTIFY NEEDS FOR ADDITIONAL PARK FACILITIES AND RECREATIONAL PROGRAMING ON THE EAST SIDE OF TAMARAC.

AND FOR PURPOSES OF THIS AGREEMENT AND THIS AWARD AND I SAY THE EAST SIDE OF TAMARAC, I'M TALKING ABOUT EAST OF AND IN THE MASTER PLAN, IT WAS KIND OF SOME GENERAL STATEMENTS AND THINGS.

AND I THINK THROUGH STRATEGIC PLANNING, THROUGH COMMISSION DISCUSSIONS AND FRANKLY, THROUGH VICE MAYOR BOLTON HIS PUSH FOR ADDITIONAL FACILITIES ON THE EAST SIDE OF TAMARAC, THAT LED US TO THIS POINT.

WE DEFINITELY SEE THAT NEED AND WE NEED A PLAN TO PUT IN PLACE THIS THIS FEASIBILITY STUDY WILL PROVIDE US WITH THAT PLAN, AND IT WILL HELP TO IMPROVE RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR RESIDENTS AND GIVE EQUITY TO OUR RESIDENTS WITH THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT THEY DO HAVE. AND AS I SAID WITH THE STUDY, IT WILL FURTHER DEFINE THE

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RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE 2014 PARKS MASTER PLAN BY PROVIDING A DETAILED PLAN FOR PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITIES AND PROGRAMS. AND WE HAD A LOT OF TALK THROUGH THE YEARS AND WE TALKED ABOUT SOME OF THE VACANT PARCELS ON EAST SIDE THAT WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE STUDY ENHANCING EXISTING FACILITIES WILL BE LOOKED AT AS WELL AS THE POTENTIAL FOR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS WITH SOME ABOUT HOAS.

SO THAT WILL BE CONSIDERED IN THE STUDY AS WELL.

SO ONCE AND FOR THIS RFP, THE CITY ADVERTISING ON JANUARY 19, 2020 AND RECEIVED 4 PROPOSALS AND ONE WAS FROM MILLER LEGG AND ASSOCIATES.

THERE WAS ALSO A SPORTS FACILITIES ADVISORY, LLC, BARTH ASSOCIATES LLC AND WALTERS ZACHARIA ASSOCIATES.

THE SELECTION AND EVALUATION COMMITTEE DETERMINED THAT MILLER LEGG AND THEIR TEAM WAS BEST ABLE TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE CITY FOR THIS PROJECT.

THEY'VE BEEN IN BUSINESS SINCE 1965.

AND THEY SPECIALIZE IN THE AREAS OF ENGINEERING LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE.

URBAN DESIGN AND PLANNING AND OVER THE LAST MORE THAN 10 YEARS THEY'VE BEEN PREPARING MASTER PLANS AND FEASIBILITY STUDIES AT OVER 20 LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.

AND JUST A SAMPLE OF THAT DOWN HERE THE CITY OF PLANTATION PARKS, PARKS AND RECREATION MASTER PLAN, CITY OF OAKLAND PARK MASTER PLAN, BOCA RATON RED REEF PARK MASTER PLAN UPDATE AND THE CITY OF SOUTH MIAMI PARKS AND RECREATIONS MASTER PLAN.

THEY HAVE EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE WITH THEIR STAFF AND THESE TYPES OF STUDIES.

YOU COULD ACTUALLY JUST WANTED TO MENTION WE DID HAVE THE PRINCIPAL IN CHARGE FROM MILLER LEGG WITH US ALL MORNING.

HE DID HAVE TO STEP OFF AT TWO O'CLOCK TO GET SOMEWHERE ELSE.

SO HE WAS NOT ABLE TO BE HERE WITH US.

SO IF YOU DO HAVE QUESTIONS FOR, LIKE, SPECIFICALLY, I CAN GET THOSE TO HIM.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT MADE THIS TEAM VERY, VERY ATTRACTIVE TO THE WAS ONE OF OUR PRIMARY PARTNERS ON THIS CALLED GREEN PLAT, THEY ARE A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, AND HAVE SERVED AS A LEADER IN THE PARKS AND RECREATION INDUSTRY FOR MANY YEARS.

THEY MAKE MASTER PLANS TO DO FEASIBILITY STUDIES, STRATEGIC PLANS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.

AND THEY HAVE DEVELOPED THEIR OWN METHODS AND SOME UNIQUE METHODS FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, FOR DETERMINING RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR INVENTORY AND LEVEL OF SERVICE ANALYSIS.

AND TO GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE WITH THAT, WHEN MOST COMPANIES DO A SERVICE ANALYSIS, THEY LOOK AT THE BENCHMARKING.

SO IN ESSENCE, EACH CITY SHOULD HAVE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF PLAYGROUNDS AND EACH CITY SHOULD HAVE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF BASKETBALL COURTS, THAT TYPE OF THING.

BUT THAT'S NOT NECESSARILY TRUE.

YOU NEED TO LOOK AT EACH COMMUNITY HAS A UNIQUE COMMUNITY.

SO WE DON'T NEED TO HAVE THE SAME AMOUNT OF FACILITIES AS CORAL SPRINGS, FOR EXAMPLE.

SO THEY HAVE DEVELOPED A UNIQUE METHODOLOGY FOR DEVELOPING THAT LEVEL OF SERVICE, WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT IN THESE TYPES OF STUDIES.

GREEN PLAY IS A TOP ONE HUNDRED WOMAN BUSINESS IN THE UNITED STATES.

AND AS I SAID, THEY'VE BEEN A LEADER IN THE PARKS RECREATION INDUSTRY COMPLETING FIVE HUNDRED SEVENTY FIVE PROJECTS NATIONWIDE IN ALL THOSE DIFFERENT AREAS.

THEY ALSO THEIR STAFF IS VERY ENGAGED AND INVOLVED IN THE NATIONAL RECREATION PARK ASSOCIATION, PROVIDING TRAININGS AND EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS FOR THAT THAT GROUP.

AND AGAIN, AND THEY'VE BEEN IN BUSINESS SINCE 1999.

SO I'M VERY EXCITED ABOUT HAVING THEM ON BOARD AS WELL.

AND WITH THE WITH THE FEASIBILITY STUDY, THE TASKS THAT WILL BE INCLUDED IN THAT STUDY.

THEY'LL START OUT BY ESTABLISHING GOALS AND OBJECTIVES AND THEY'LL HAVE MEETINGS WITH STAFF MEETINGS TO DEVELOP THOSE, AS WELL AS THE COMMISSION TO DEVELOP THOSE GOALS AND

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OBJECTIVES FOR THE STUDY.

AND THEN THE NEXT TASK, THEY WILL BE SETTING UP AN INTERACTIVE WEBSITE AND HAVE A SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE DURING THIS DURING THIS STUDY AND I'M GOING TO TALK ABOUT THAT A LITTLE BIT MORE ON THE NEXT SLIDE.

BUT THE THIRD TASK INFORMATION ASSEMBLY AND ANALYSIS.

SO THEY WILL BE LOOKING AT EVERYTHING THAT CITY HAS BEEN LOOKING AT, PROPERTIES, ALL THOSE TYPES OF THINGS. THEY WILL BE TALKING TO SOME OF THE HOA BOARDS TO GATHER FEEDBACK AND THAT TYPE OF THING, AS WELL AS CONDUCTING RESIDENT SURVEYING.

AS PART OF THE STUDY WILL BE A STATISTICALLY BALANCED SURVEY MAILED OUT TO RESIDENTS.

THERE BE SIXTEEN HUNDRED SURVEYS MAILED OUT FOR THIS, AND WE HOPE TO GET ABOUT A 25 TO 30 PERCENT RETURN ON THOSE SURVEYS.

BUT IN ADDITION TO THE STATISTICALLY BALANCED SURVEY THERE WILL BE ONLINE SURVEYING AS WELL. AND THE INTERACTIVE WEB SITE WILL ALSO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR RESIDENTS TO PROVIDE INPUT ON THIS.

AND THEN THE NEXT TASK, A SERIES OF STAFF, COMMISSION AND PUBLIC WORKSHOPS.

SO THE CONSULTANT GROUP WILL BE MEETING WITH, WILL HOLD A VARIETY OF MEETINGS TO GATHER INPUT FROM ALL THE AND THEN FOLLOWING ALL THAT INPUT, WE WILL DRAFT A FEASIBILITY CONCEPT PLAN AND THEN FROM THAT THEY WILL GATHER INPUT FROM THE CONCEPT PLAN AND THEN DEVELOP THE FINAL FEASIBILITY STUDY AND MAKE A PUBLIC PRESENTATION AS WELL.

AND THIS IS ONE STUDY, BUT WE DO WANT TO BE ADOPTED BY THE COMMISSION.

SO THAT FINAL FEASIBILITY STUDY WILL BE BROUGHT BACK TO THE COMMISSION FOR APPROVAL AND ADOPTION. AND THE EIGHTH TASK WAS A AN OPTIONAL TASK THAT WE CHOSE TO INCLUDE IN THE STUDY. AND THAT'S AN ECONOMIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT.

SO THEY WILL LOOK AT THE IMPACTS THAT THESE DEVELOPMENTS ON THE EAST SIDE OF ADDING PARKS OF ENHANCING PARKS OF THE ECONOMIC IMPACT THAT THAT WILL HAVE ON THAT COMMUNITY.

SO ALWAYS A GOOD THING TO KNOW WHENEVER YOU ARE INVESTING DOLLARS INTO THE COMMUNITY WHAT THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THAT WILL BE.

SO NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

I TALKED ABOUT THE INTERACTIVE WEBSITE, BUT WHAT THIS WILL DO IS FACILITATE COMMUNICATION OF THE STUDIES PROGRESS THAT WILL BE KEPT UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE STUDY.

SO ANY ANY RESIDENT, ANY INDIVIDUAL CAN GO INTO THE INTERACTIVE WEB SITE AND SEE WHAT STEPS ARE BEING TAKEN, WHAT PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE.

THE SITE WILL ALSO ASSIST IN DATA GATHERING AND DISSEMINATION OF PROJECT INFORMATION DURING ACTIVE LIFE OF THE STUDY DEVELOPMENT.

SO AS I SAID, THROUGH THAT INTERACTIVE WEB SITE WE'LL BE ABLE TO SURVEY, WE'LL BE ABLE TO GATHER INFORMATION, WE'LL BE ABLE TO GATHER DATA ON ALL TYPES OF THINGS AND THE INTERACTIVE LENGTH THAT THEY WILL PROVIDE WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE CITY WEBSITE SO RESIDENTS CAN GO TO THE CITY WEBSITE AND FIND THAT LINK TO PROVIDE INPUT AND TO GAIN ACCESS TO UPDATES ON THE PROJECT.

NEXT SLIDE AND RATHER HIGHLIGHTED TASK THAT I PUT OUT THERE AND I TALKED ABOUT QUITE A BIT OF THIS ENGAGEMENT, AND BOTH GREEN PLAY AND MILLER LEGG ARE VERY HEAVY ON ENGAGEMENT AND KNOW THE IMPORTANCE OF ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY, ENGAGING THE STAFF, ENGAGING THE COMMISSION IN THE STUDY.

SO AS I TALKED ABOUT THIS STATISTIC ABOUT BALANCE, RESIDENTS SURVEY ONLINE SURVEY MEETINGS WITH STAFF AND CITY COMMISSION PUBLIC WORKSHOPS TO GATHER MORE INPUT AND MEETINGS WITH ADVISORY BOARDS, THE PARKS AND RECREATION FOUNDATION AND ALSO THE DISCUSSIONS WITH THE HOA REPRESENTATIVES.

SO GETTING AS MUCH INFORMATION FROM THE PUBLIC AS POSSIBLE THROUGHOUT THIS STUDY.

NEXT AND THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT WITH MILLER LEGG AND ASSOCIATES NOT TO EXCEED ABOUT ONE NINETY THREE HUNDRED NINETY THREE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS, WE HAVE A CONTINGENCY, A SMALL CONTINGENCY IN THE AMOUNT OF SIXTY FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS JUST IN CASE

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THERE WAS ANYTHING UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.

AND AGAIN, THE CITY WOULD HAVE TO APPROVE ANY EXPENDITURE OF THAT SIXTY FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR A TOTAL PROJECT BUDGET OF TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS, WHICH IS WHICH IS BUDGETED AND IN THE CAPITAL AREA.

AND TIMELINES FOR FOR THE STUDY.

ONCE WE GET TO WITH THAT, STAFF RECOMMENDS THE AWARD OF RFP 20-09 FOR THE EAST SIDE PARK FEASIBILITY STUDY TO MILLER LEGG ASSOCIATES AND RECOMMENDS THE EXECUTION AND AGREEMENT OF THE SAME OF A COST NOT TO EXCEED $193,500.

SO AT THIS POINT, I'LL TAKE ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE.

THANK YOU. I DON'T SEE ANYONE FROM THE COMMISSION.

I'M GOING TO OPEN UP PUBLIC COMMENTS.

MADAM CLERK, ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC? NO COMMENTS THIS AFTERNOON, MA'AM.

THE PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

VICE MAYOR. THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

GREG, I WILL ASK YOU SOME QUESTIONS THAT I ALREADY KNOW THE ANSWER TO.

BUT IT'S JUST IT'S FOR THE BENEFIT OF SOME PEOPLE THAT DON'T UNDERSTAND.

TELL US WHY THE STUDY WAS NECESSARY.

WHY DIDN'T WE DO? AND FURTHER, WHY DIDN'T WE DO OUR OWN STUDY AS A CITY? I THINK THAT'S AN THAT'S AN EXCELLENT QUESTION, BECAUSE LIKE I SAID WITH THE MASTER PLAN, WE'VE GOT SOME GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS THAT SHOW THAT WE NEEDED FACILITIES ON THE EAST SIDE.

THROUGH THE FURTHER PUSH OF THE COMMISSION AND YOURSELF WE TALKED ABOUT ADDITIONAL FACILITIES ON THE EAST SIDE, BUT BASED ON THE CONFIGURATION OF TAMARAC AND THE LACK OF GREEN SPACE, OPEN SPACE, THOSE TYPES OF THINGS, WE NEED A PROFESSIONAL TO COME IN AND PROVIDE US WITH A PLAN.

SO TO WE COULD HAVE JUST WENT AHEAD AND DONE INPUT AND THINGS WE DON'T KNOW IF WE'RE DOING THE RIGHT THINGS, WHAT THE PUBLIC WANTS.

WE'VE HAD SMALLER MEETINGS, THOSE TYPES OF THINGS.

BUT WE WANT THAT PROFESSIONAL OPINION TO COME IN AND MAKE THINGS OUT SO THAT WE DON'T HAVE TWO PARKS WITHIN A QUARTER MILE OF EACH OTHER AND THOSE TYPES OF THINGS.

SO IT'S LAID OUT RIGHT SO THE AMENITIES ARE WHAT IS DESIRED AND NEEDED ON THAT SIDE.

SO IT'S TO GIVE US THAT PROFESSIONAL THIRD PARTY, THIRD PARTY OUTLOOK.

OK, YOU'VE KIND OF ALLUDED TO ONE OF THE QUESTIONS ON MY LIST.

MAYBE IT'S NUMBER SEVEN, SO I'LL MOVE IT UP JUST A BIT.

LET'S SAY THAT I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW HOW MY DISTRICT AND HOW DISTRICT TWO IS CONFIGURATED. LET'S SAY THERE IS A PARK PROPOSED IN CENTRAL PARK THAT IS ON THE NORTH SIDE OF COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD.

AND THEN LET'S SAY ANOTHER PARK IS PROPOSED IN THE WOODLANDS BECAUSE OF SOME DEVELOPMENTS THAT PERHAPS GOES ON.

THERE MAY OR MAY NOT.

THAT IS ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF COMMERCIAL.

THAT IS WITHIN THAT IS WITHIN THE PARAMETERS OR WHO WOULD LOSE OUT ON A PARK .

BUT YOU'RE LOOKING AT TWO AREAS LIKE THAT CENTRAL PARK AND THAT SAY THAT'S A NINE ACRE PARCEL IN THERE. SO CENTRAL PARK WOULD BE CONSIDERED A COMMUNITY PARK.

SO WITH THAT THAT SERVICE, THE THE GENERAL AREA THERE, WOODLANDS, BECAUSE OF THE POPULATION IN WOODLANDS IT WOULD NOT NECESSARILY BE A DUPLICATE IN SERVICES BECAUSE WE HAVE A LARGE POPULATION WITHIN THE WOODLANDS.

AND IF ANOTHER COMMUNITY COMES IN THERE, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A LARGE, LARGE POPULATION.

SO I DON'T SEE ANYBODY LOSING OUT ON THE PARK PROPOSAL IN THOSE TWO AREAS.

THAT'S MY PROFESSIONAL OPINION AS FAR AS THE LAYOUT OUT OF A PARK STRUCTURE.

SO IN THAT CASE, IF THE WOODLANDS WERE TO GET A PARK, THEN THE DEVELOPER WOULD HAVE TO

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THEN PROPOSE AND BUILD THAT PARK FOR THAT PARTICULAR SPECIFIC COMMUNITY.

WE COULD NOT, OF COURSE, USE PUBLIC FUNDS TO DO THAT.

CORRECT. THAT THAT WOULD NOT BE MY DECISION.

I WITH THAT.

THAT WOULD BE IN THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AND THAT WOULD BE OUTSIDE OF MY AREA.

SO, I MEAN, I SAY THAT BECAUSE WE CANNOT USE PUBLIC FUNDS TO BUILD A PRIVATE PARK ONLY FOR A PRIVATE COMMUNITY.

YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT ABOUT THAT.

USED ON A PARK WITH THE WOODLANDS THE UNDERSTANDING WOULD BE IN THE WOODLANDS, THAT THAT PARK WOULD BE AVAILABLE TO ALL CITY RESIDENTS.

RIGHT. SO SO LET'S GO BACK TO THE QUESTION BEFORE, IF WE WERE TO USE PUBLIC FUNDS TO BUILD A PARK IN THE WOODLANDS AND IT'S NOT A PART OF THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AND WOODLANDS, IS ON COMMERCIAL TO THE SOUTH AND THEN CENTRAL PARK IS ON COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD TO THE NORTH. WHO WOULD LOSE OUT ON THE PARK? I'M GOING TO GO BACK TO THE STUDY.

IF THE STUDY SHOWS THAT A PARK WOULD BE NEEDED WITHIN THAT AREA AND I'M NOT.

LET'S TAKE THE WOODLANDS OUT OF IT RIGHT NOW.

IF THERE'S GREEN SPACE WITHIN THE WOODLANDS AND IT'S DETERMINED THAT THAT COULD BE A PUBLIC PARK. AND IN MY MIND, BOTH PARKS WOULD BE ABLE TO BE DEVELOPED DOLLARS. OK, HERE'S A STRAIGHT UP QUESTION IS, DOES THE ESSENTIAL PART, THE SINGLE FEASIBILITY STUDY OR IS THAT ALREADY BUILT UP HAPPEN? I UNDERSTAND YOUR QUESTION MORE NOW SIR.

SO THE CENTRAL PARK PARK IS GOING TO BE MOVING FORWARD.

IT'S IN OUR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT SCHEDULE.

AND IT'S NOT THE DOLLARS, BUT THE PROJECT IS IN THE BUDGET.

SO CENTRAL PARK IS GOING TO BE MOVING FORWARD AND IT WILL BE IT WILL BE PART OF THIS STUDY, BUT NOT TO DETERMINE WHETHER A PARK IS NEEDED THERE, BUT TO DETERMINE WHAT IS NEEDED WITHIN THAT PARK AS FAR AS ELEMENTS GO.

THAT IS SCHEDULED AND IN THE CIP.

RIGHT. IF WE'RE GOING TO DETERMINE WHAT IS NEEDED IN THAT PARK, WHY THEN DID WE GO OUT TO GO TO CENTRAL PARK TO ASK FOR RESIDENT INPUT? WAS THAT JUST AN INFORMAL MEETING AND THEN A FORMAL MEETING TO FOLLOW OR WAS THAT A FORMAL MEETING? AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER FORMAL MEETING TO FOLLOW.

THAT WAS AT THE TIME I THINK IT WAS A FORMAL MEETING.

AND I THINK THE WHEN WE HAD THAT MEETING, A LOT OF IDEAS WERE BROUGHT FORWARD AND ALL THOSE IDEAS WERE SHARED WIT THE CONSULTANT IN THIS STUDY.

SO WE WILL BE GOING BACK OUT TO THAT COMMUNITY.

BUT WHEN WE WENT OUT TO THE COMMUNITY A LOT OF THE ELEMENTS THAT WERE PROPOSED, THERE WERE A LOT OF ELEMENTS.

SO I THINK WE WE NEED QUESTION. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL THE ELEMENTS ARE APPROPRIATE FOR THAT NEIGHBORHOOD BECAUSE WE DON'T THINK WE'VE HAD THESE DISCUSSIONS BEFORE AS FAR AS THE CENTRAL PARK COMMUNITY GOES, WE DON'T WANT TO HAVE A LIGHTED SOCCER FIELD OUT THERE WHERE WE HAVE 500 PEOPLE COMING IN AT NIGHT AND DRIVING THROUGH THAT COMMUNITY.

AND SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE THE RIGHT ELEMENTS WITHIN THAT PARK.

AND THAT'S WHY WE'RE MAKING IT PART OF THIS STUDY.

AND TELL ME WHY WE CHOSE MILLER LEGG.

HAVE WE DONE ANY WORK WITH THEM BEFORE.

MILLER LEGG HAS DONE SOME WORK WITHIN THE CITY.

THEY WERE INVOLVED WAY BACK WHEN WITH THAT WAS IN ADDITION OF THE PLAYGROUND, THE REPLACEMENT OF THE RESTROOM FACILITY OUT THERE.

WE DID SOME ENGINEERING AND SOME ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES FOR US AT THAT POINT.

THEY ARE A CONTINUING SERVICES.

THEY ARE CONTINUING SERVICES PROVIDER FOR THE CITY.

THEY'VE WORKED ON THE LANDSCAPE MASTER PLAN FOR CITY AS WELL.

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BUT THEY'RE A COMPANY THAT IS WELL KNOWN IN THE AREA.

VERY GOOD. VERY GOOD HISTORY.

IN SPEAKING WITH MY COHORTS AT THE OTHER CITIES WHERE THEY'VE DONE MASTER PLANS, THEY'VE SPOKEN VERY HIGHLY OF THEM.

AND IN MY PRESENTATION, I TALKED ABOUT THEIR MAIN PARTNER ON THIS PROJECT GREEN PLAY, THAT MADE THEM A VERY, VERY STRONG CANDIDATE FOR THIS STUDY.

THERE WERE OTHER CONTENDERS, SO TO SPEAK OR PEOPLE PUTTING IN BIDS FOR THE PROJECT.

CAM YOU PUT THAT SLIDE UP AGAIN AND TELL ME, WHAT WAS THE SCORING OR CAN WE NOT DISCUSS THAT? YES, THAT'S PART OF RECORD AND I DON'T HAVE THE EXACT SCORES IN FRONT OF YOU, BUT I DO BELIEVE I KNOW WHAT THE FINAL PLACEMENT WAS BETWEEN THE GROUP'S.

RIGHT OK, KEITH LISTEN.

I HAVE THE FLOOR IF I HAVE A QUESTION TO ASK YOU.

OK, JUST BE RESPECTFUL OF MY TIME ON THE FLOOR.

KEITH. GO AHEAD.

YOU HAVE YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY.

NO, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. VICE MAYOR, I WAS SIMPLY TRYING TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION TO GREG.

OK, IS IT OK? IT'S OK FOR KEITH TO ANSWER THE QUESTION, MADAM MAYOR.

OF COURSE. OKAY.

GO AHEAD, KEITH. ALL RIGHT.

WE DID HAVE TRYING TO FIND IT HERE WITH ME AND TRYING TO CLICK MY MOUSE AROUND HERE.

WE THEY WERE OBVIOUSLY THE HIGHEST RANKED AT THE NEXT HIGHEST RANK FIRM WAS BARTH ASSOCIATES WITH FOUR HUNDRED AND THIRTY THREE POINTS, FOLLOWED BY WALKER ZACHRIA ASSOCIATES WITH FOUR HUNDRED AND TWELVE AND A HALF POINTS. AND FINALLY, SPORTS FACILITIES ADVISORY LLC AT THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY POINTS.

OK, SO WHAT WAS THE SCORING NOT 454 OR 443, BUT WHY DID MILLER LEGG GET 11 POINTS MORE.

WHAT DID THAT REPRESENT OVER SPORTS FACILITIES.

THE SCORING AGAIN SOME OF THE THINGS THAT I SPOKE ABOUT AS FAR AS THEIR EXPERIENCE AND THESE TYPES OF PROJECTS, THEIR PRESENTATION EACH OF THESE TO THE EVALUATION COMMITTEE.

SO MILLER LEGG WAS ABLE TO COMMUNICATE THEIR EXPERTISE IN THIS FIELD AS WELL AS AGAIN THE PARTNER THAT THEY HAVE AND THEIR EXPERTISE.

AND WE ACTUALLY MILLER LEGG AND THEIR TEAM WE'RE GETTING TWO TOP NOTCH FEASIBILITY STUDY, MASTER PLAN AND STRATEGIC PLANNING GROUPS WORKING TOGETHER ON OUR ONE PROJECT.

THE OTHER PEOPLE WHO BID, SPORTS FACILITIES, BARTH, WALTER ZACHRIA ASSOCIATES, NO THEY ARE NOT.

OK, AND ARE ANY OF THOSE WOMEN OWNED OR ANY OF THOSE ARE OWNED BY MINORITIES.

I'M GOING TO SAY I DON'T BELIEVE SO I DO NOT BELIEVE ANY OF THEM ARE MINORITY OWNED.

OK, MAYBE KEITH CAN GIVE A BETTER RESPONSE.

YES, I BELIEVE WALTER ZACHRIA MAYBE MINORITY OWNED, BUT THE EVALUATION POINTS FOR MILLER LEGG WERE SO HIGH ON THE OTHER CATEGORIES THAT THEY WERE ABLE TO OVERCOME THAT. ALL RIGHT, I DON'T HAVE A

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PROBLEM WITH MILLER LEGG.

I HAPPEN TO THINK THAT THEY DO GREAT WORK, BUT I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT, YOU KNOW, WE WE DO GIVE OTHER COMPANIES A CHANCE.

I KNOW THAT THEY'RE ON, YOU KNOW, OUR CONTINUING SERVICES LIST, YOU KNOW, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE, YOU KNOW, WE ALWAYS GIVE THE CONTRACTS TO THE SAME PEOPLE OVER AND OVER AND OVER.

I MEAN, I CAN CLOSE MY EYES AND, YOU KNOW, COUNT ON FIVE FINGERS, THE PEOPLE WHO DO WORK FOR THE CITY, WHETHER FOR CONSTRUCTION OR FEASIBILITY STUDIES OR THAT SORT OF STUFF.

AND IT'S JUST THE SAME LIST THAT I'VE SAID BEFORE.

SO I'D JUST LIKE TO SEE, YOU KNOW, SOME FRESH PEOPLE DOING SOME THINGS.

I GET WHAT, YOU KNOW, WE DID WITH THE COMPANY THAT THAT HAS THE SUB ON THIS.

SO, I MEAN, MAYBE WE CAN DO MORE OF THAT IN THE FUTURE.

I WAS LOOKING FOR I SEE THE AWARD AMOUNT, BUT I DON'T SEE THE ACTUAL BREAKDOWN.

IS THERE A CONTINGENCY BUDGET IN IT AS WELL? YES THE AWARD IS TWO NINETY THREE HUNDRED AND THE CONTINGENCY IS SIX THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS. OK, SO IT'S NOT TO EXCEED TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND.

AND HOW DO WE HOW DO WE TYPICALLY USE THE CONTINGENCY BUDGET? CONTINGENCY IS FOR UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.

AND ON THIS PROJECT WE SO THERE'S NOT A LOT OF VARIABLES IN THIS PROJECT, BUT THERE ARE SOME THINGS TO TALKED ABOUT THE STATISTICALLY BALANCED SURVEY.

THERE'S A POSSIBILITY AND WE'LL SEE WHAT TYPE OF RESPONSE WE GET FROM THAT, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY. WE MAY WANT THEM TO SEND OUT MORE SURVEYS WHICH WOULD INCLUDE SOME MORE DOLLARS. BUT THOSE TYPES OF THINGS, ANYTHING UNFORESEEN THAT WE MAY WANT TO SEE WITHIN THE PROJECT GOING FORWARD.

OK, AND AND THEN FINALLY, CAN YOU TRANSMIT TO MY OFFICE AND MAYBE MY COLLEAGUES AND THESE SORT OF RESULTS THAT MILLER LEGG HAS HAD IN THE PAST? FOR INSTANCE, THEY'VE DONE FEASIBILITY STUDIES BEFORE.

CAN YOU SHARE THE OUTCOMES OF THOSE FEASIBILITY STUDIES? ALL OF THEM, NOT JUST ONE, BUT IF THEY'VE STUDIED AT OTHER TIMES AND OTHER AREAS THAT'S THE STUFF I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE OUTCOMES OF THAT.

OK, AND AND JUST FOR THE RECORD, KEITH, THE INFORMATION THAT I ASKED FOR FO THE POINT SCORING AND THE DIFFERENCES WITH THE NUMBERS ON THAT AND IS EXHIBIT ONE.

SO I JUST WANT TO KNOW THAT I HAVE THE ANSWER TO THAT, I DID MY HOMEWORK.

BUT I DON'T KNOW WHY YOU DIDN'T HAVE THAT INFORMATION AVAILABLE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. AND I'LL TRY TO GET THAT WHATEVER INFORMATION I CAN GATHER ON THEIR FEASIBILITY STUDY OUTCOMES.

ONE THING I DID WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU IN TERMS OF THE 4 FIRMS THAT PROPOSED BARTH AND ASSOCIATES HAVE WORKED ON BOTH OF OUR MASTER PLANS SO THEY MAY HAVE BEEN WITHIN THE CITY.

AND WALTER ZACHRIA IS THE ARCHITECT WHO WORKED ON THE WATER'S EDGE PARK AND HAS DONE NUMEROUS DESIGN BUILD PROJECTS FOR US.

MILLER LEGG FROM A PARKS AND RECREATION STANDPOINT IS FOR ME AT LEAST, AND GREEN PLAY ARE VERY GOOD POINT. OK, I LOOK FORWARD I LOOK FORWARD TO THE INFORMATION.

I'VE HEARD LOTS OF GOOD THINGS ABOUT THEM.

I ACTUALLY CALLED OTHER CITIES AND ASKED HOW THEY HAVE PERFORMED AND I SPOKE TO OTHER PEOPLE IN THE INDUSTRY AND ASKED THOSE PEOPLE ABOUT MILLER LEGG AS WELL.

AND EVERYBODY HAD GREAT THINGS TO SAY.

SO AGAIN, I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THEM.

I JUST WANTED TO KNOW FOR TRANSPARENCY PURPOSES OK, THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. I DON'T HAVE A QUESTION, BUT I JUST I'M GLAD TO SEE THAT THE

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PRESENTATION INCLUDED THE INFORMATION FROM THE PARKS AND REC.

ADVISORY BOARD AND THE FOUNDATION, BECAUSE THOSE FOLKS HAVE MADE A COMMITMENT TO OUR PARKS AND REC DEPARTMENT BY SERVING ON THOSE BOARDS, AND I BELIEVE THAT THEY WILL BE A VERY GOOD RESEARCH.

WELL, THEY'LL BE VERY GOOD AT GIVING INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT WE NEEDED IN OUR PARKS.

AND I HOPE THAT MILLER LEGG UTILIZES THEM TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITY.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

COMMISSIONER GELIN. YEAH, HOW MANY CONTRACTS DO WE HAVE WITH THE WINNING BIDDER? HOW MANY PROJECTS HAVE THEY DONE FOR US? WHEN THIS IS AWARDED WE'LL HAVE, I BELIEVE, TWO, WE MAY HAVE A WE HAVE TO CONTINUING SERVICES AGREEMENT AND WE WILL HAVE THIS CONTRACT.

I WILL ALSO MENTION THAT THEY WERE ALSO THE ARCHITECTS OF FIRESTATION 15 SOME 15 YEARS AGO AS WELL. SO BUT WE I BELIEVE WE'VE HAD MAYBE ONE OTHER CONTRACT WITH THEM.

OK.

ARE WE TRACKING DATA ON OUR VENDORS IN TERMS OF THE OWNERSHIP STATUS? WE ACTUALLY DO. WE ASK FOR THE OWNERSHIP STATUS WITH ALL OF OUR OK, WHAT ABOUT OUR VENDORS THAT WE DEAL WITH THAT ARE THAT DON'T COME TO THE COMMISSION, THE UNDER SIXTY FIVE THOUSAND THRESHOLD? WE HAVE SOME INFORMATION ON THOSE, BUT NOT ALL OF THOSE, BECAUSE THOSE ARE USUALLY DONE BY ARE USUALLY TO GET TO THOSE FROM QUOTES THE INDIVIDUAL DEPARTMENTS ISSUE.

BUT WHEN PURCHASING IT IS SOMETHING WE DO, WE DO TRACK THEM.

OK, CAN I SEE THAT SLIDE WITH THE OWNERSHIP, THE MILLER LEGG OWNERSHIP.

THE ONE ON MILLER LEGG OK. BEFORE THIS ONE, BEFORE GREEN PLAY.

SO DO WE KNOW, SO DID MILLER LEGG CHECK THE BOX FOR BEING A WOMAN OWNED BUSINESS.

NO, THEY DID THEY DID NOT COMMISSIONER, BUT WE HAD THE OTHER COMPANY.

OK, AND WE HAD ACTUALLY.

THEY DO ACTUALLY DO RECEIVE POINTS FOR SUBCONTRACTORS WHO HAVE MINORITY, WOMEN-OWNED STATUS AS WELL. OK, SO AND SO WE'VE BEEN TRACKING THIS FOR A YEAR NOW OR LESS THAN A YEAR. WE STARTED TRACKING WHEN WE PASSED THE PREFERENCE ORDINANCES.

OK, SO HAS THAT BEEN A YEAR ALREADY? NOT QUITE YET, BUT ALMOST.

IT PROBABLY HAS BEEN A YEAR COME TO THINK OF IT. I THINK IN JULY OF LAST YEAR.

CAN WE GET AN UPDATE FROM THE CITY MANAGER ON WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE AFTER A YEAR OF THAT PROGRAM BEING IN PLACE.

OK, AND NO FURTHER QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU, SEEING I HAVE NO OTHER COLLEAGUES WISHING TO SPEAK ON THIS MATTER.

GENTLEMEN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE PRESENTATION AND THE INFORMATION.

LOOKING FORWARD TO THE STUDY BEING DONE AND COMPLETED AND MOVING FORWARD.

AT THIS TIME MADAM CLERK, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

THANK YOU MADAM MAYOR.

VICE MAYOR BOLTON. YES. COMMISSION GELIN.

YES. COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

YES. COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

YES. AND MAYOR GOMEZ. YES.

THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY FIVE TO ZERO.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

IT IS CURRENTLY 2:56 PM.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME, YOUR EFFORT, AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU BACK HERE ON TUESDAY NIGHT, 5:00 P.M.

FOR A SECOND AND FINAL BUDGET HEARING, SAME VIRTUAL CHANNEL.

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SEE YOU THEN. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.

BE SAFE.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.