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Community Redevelopment Agency
July 23, 2009
9:00 a.m. session

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7/23/09 09:34:38 >> WE'RE GOING
7/23/09 09:34:41 TO CALL THE CRA
7/23/09 09:34:46 TO ORDER.
7/23/09 09:34:49 ROLL
7/23/09 09:34:52 CAL
7/23/09 09:34:52 .
7/23/09 09:34:55 >> IT'S MY PLEASURE THIS
7/23/09 09:34:57 MORNING TO INTRODUCE A STUDENT
7/23/09 09:34:57 INTERN.
7/23/09 09:34:59 JACKIE IS A SENIOR AT THE
7/23/09 09:35:00 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA.
7/23/09 09:35:03 SHE WILL BE WORKING WITH
7/23/09 09:35:05 ME
7/23/09 09:35:05 THIS SEMESTER.
7/23/09 09:35:07 AND IT'S MY PLEASURE TO
7/23/09 09:35:10 INTRODUCE
7/23/09 09:35:11 HER.
7/23/09 09:35:11 >> OKAY.
7/23/09 09:35:14 THANK YOU.
7/23/09 09:35:16 [APPLAUSE]
7/23/09 09:35:19 >> GOOD
7/23/09 09:35:20 MORNING.
7/23/09 09:35:20 MARK HUEY.
7/23/09 09:35:21 ECONOMIC ADMINISTRATOR.
7/23/09 09:35:22 WE HAVE A NUMBER OF APPROVAL
7/23/09 09:35:25 ITEMS FOR YOU THIS
7/23/09 09:35:25 MORNING.
7/23/09 09:35:27 AND VERY IMPORTANTLY, ITEM 4 IS
7/23/09 09:35:30 THE MOST LENGTHY PART OF THE
7/23/09 09:35:30 AGENDA.
7/23/09 09:35:32 THAT'S WHERE WE WILL BE KICKING
7/23/09 09:35:34 OFF THE PROCESS FOR THE WORK
7/23/09 09:35:35 PLAN NEXT YEAR.
7/23/09 09:35:38 WE HAVE A 45-50
7/23/09 09:35:41 POWERPOINT CRA
7/23/09 09:35:44 TO WALK YOU THROUGH
7/23/09 09:35:44 THE
7/23/09 09:35:45 PROCESS.
7/23/09 09:35:48 I WOULD LIKE ED JOHNSON TO COME
7/23/09 09:35:51 UP AND GIVE
7/23/09 09:35:54 YOU THAT UPDATE.
7/23/09 09:35:57 >> IF I COULD, I WOULD LIKE TO
7/23/09 09:36:00 WALK YOU THROUGH A LITTLE
7/23/09 09:36:05 BIT
7/23/09 09:36:08 OF
7/23/09 09:36:10 THE THE HAVE A STRATEGIC
7/23/09 09:36:11 ACTION PLAN.
7/23/09 09:36:13 BY THE END OF THE WORK DAY
7/23/09 09:36:15 TODAY, WE WILL TRANSMIT TO YOU
7/23/09 09:36:18 A DRAFT COPY OF THE
7/23/09 09:36:21 EXECUTIVE
7/23/09 09:36:24 SUMMARY
7/23/09 09:36:30 OF THE ACTION
7/23/09 09:36:30 PLAN.
7/23/09 09:36:33 YOU WILL BE
7/23/09 09:36:36 ABLE TO PROVIDE
7/23/09 09:36:39 FEEDBACK
7/23/09 09:36:42 PRIOR TO DISTRIBUTING
7/23/09 09:36:43 THE DRAFT ITSELF.
7/23/09 09:36:44 WE WILL BE REVIEWING THE
7/23/09 09:36:46 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY TO MAKE SURE
7/23/09 09:36:48 THAT IT'S CONSISTENT WITH THE
7/23/09 09:36:49 EXTENSIVE COMMUNITY INPUT
7/23/09 09:36:51 RECEIVED ON THE PLANNING
7/23/09 09:36:51 PROCESS.
7/23/09 09:36:54 ALSO, THE URS
7/23/09 09:36:55 CORPORATION, OUR
7/23/09 09:36:56 CONSULTANTS, WILL BE PRESENTING
7/23/09 09:36:59 A DRAFT OF THE FULL
7/23/09 09:37:00 PLAN AT
7/23/09 09:37:02 YOUR SEPTEMBER BOARD MEETING.
7/23/09 09:37:04 YOU WILL ALSO HAVE AN
7/23/09 09:37:06 OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS THIS
7/23/09 09:37:09 PLAN AT THE COMMUNITY WORKSHOP
7/23/09 09:37:12 IN EAST TAMPA ON OCTOBER 14th.
7/23/09 09:37:14 YOU WILL HEAR MORE ABOUT THAT
7/23/09 09:37:14 NEXT.
7/23/09 09:37:15 THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY WILL ALSO
7/23/09 09:37:18 PROVIDE FOR YOU A FIVE-YEAR
7/23/09 09:37:20 REDEVELOPMENT WORK PLAN FOR
7/23/09 09:37:20 EAST TAMPA.
7/23/09 09:37:22 AND THEN AS YOU KNOW, THE FINAL
7/23/09 09:37:24 DRAFT HAD BEEN HEAVILY
7/23/09 09:37:27 INFLUENCED BY THE RECENT
7/23/09 09:37:28 ECONOMIC DOWNTURN AND THE
7/23/09 09:37:31 DECLINE IN OUR ASSESSED
7/23/09 09:37:31 PROPERTY VALUES.
7/23/09 09:37:33 IF I COULD DRAW YOUR ATTENTION
7/23/09 09:37:36 TO THE ELMO FOR A COUPLE
7/23/09 09:37:37 SENDINGS, I WILL WALK YOU
7/23/09 09:37:40 THROUGH HOW WE
7/23/09 09:37:43 WILL
7/23/09 09:37:46 GET
7/23/09 09:37:49 TO
7/23/09 09:37:49 DECEMBER.
7/23/09 09:37:49 >>> OKAY.
7/23/09 09:37:51 IN JULY, WE WILL BE SUBMITTING
7/23/09 09:37:54 THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY TO
7/23/09 09:37:55 YOU.
7/23/09 09:37:58 AND IN AUGUST, WE'RE
7/23/09 09:37:58 EXPECTING
7/23/09 09:38:00 FEEDBACK FROM YOU, BOTH YOU AND
7/23/09 09:38:02 THE BOARD AND OUR COMMUNITY
7/23/09 09:38:04 ADVISORY COMMUNITY.
7/23/09 09:38:06 SEPTEMBER, THAT'S WHEN THE
7/23/09 09:38:07 CONSULTANTS WILL BE PRESENTING
7/23/09 09:38:10 TO YOU AND THE
7/23/09 09:38:11 COMMUNITY
7/23/09 09:38:12 ADVISORY GROUPS THE ACTUAL
7/23/09 09:38:13 DRAFT OF THE FULL PLAN.
7/23/09 09:38:16 AND THEN IN OCTOBER, AS I SAID
7/23/09 09:38:18 BEFORE, WE'RE GOING TO SCHEDULE
7/23/09 09:38:19 A WORKSHOP IN THE COMMUNITY FOR
7/23/09 09:38:21 ONE OF THE COMMUNITY MEETINGS
7/23/09 09:38:23 FOR YOU TO DISCUSS THE PLAN IN
7/23/09 09:38:23 THE COMMUNITY.
7/23/09 09:38:26 NOVEMBER, WE WILL LOOK AT
7/23/09 09:38:28 GETTING SOME FEEDBACK FROM
7/23/09 09:38:28 THAT.
7/23/09 09:38:31 AND THEN IN
7/23/09 09:38:34 DECEMBER, WE
7/23/09 09:38:35 WILL
7/23/09 09:38:36 HAVE THE FINAL PRESENTATIONS
7/23/09 09:38:39 THAT WILL GO YOU TO AND THE
7/23/09 09:38:39 COMMUNITY.
7/23/09 09:38:42 AND THEN THE FINAL MEETING
7/23/09 09:38:45 IN
7/23/09 09:38:45 DECEMBER.
7/23/09 09:38:47 ANY QUESTIONS?
7/23/09 09:38:50 >> HOW INVOLVED
7/23/09 09:38:53 HAS THE
7/23/09 09:38:56 ADVISORY BOARD ON THIS
7/23/09 09:38:57 STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN?
7/23/09 09:38:59 >> WE THINK IT'S BEEN VERY
7/23/09 09:39:00 INVOLVED, MR. SCOTT.
7/23/09 09:39:03 THE COMMUNITY HAD MET WITH OUR
7/23/09 09:39:05 CONSULTANTS ON NUMEROUS
7/23/09 09:39:06 OCCASIONS FOR THE LAST SEVERAL
7/23/09 09:39:06 YEARS.
7/23/09 09:39:08 AS YOU RECALL, THIS PLANNING
7/23/09 09:39:10 EFFORT STARTED A FEW YEARS AGO
7/23/09 09:39:13 AND WE HAVE BEEN GOING THROUGH
7/23/09 09:39:15 THIS PROCESS FOR SOME TIME.
7/23/09 09:39:17 AND ALONG THAT --ALONG THAT
7/23/09 09:39:18 ROAD, WE HAVE INVOLVED --WE
7/23/09 09:39:20 HAVE INVOLVED NOT ONLY THE
7/23/09 09:39:22 ADVISORY COMMITTEE, BUT ALSO
7/23/09 09:39:25 THE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP WHICH
7/23/09 09:39:28 ALSO HAS MAKE UP OF A LOT OF
7/23/09 09:39:29 OUR NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS.
7/23/09 09:39:30 THEY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN ALL
7/23/09 09:39:32 OF THE DIFFERENT WORKSHOPS WE
7/23/09 09:39:35 HAVE HELD THROUGHOUT THE LAST
7/23/09 09:39:35 COUPLE OF YEARS.
7/23/09 09:39:38 >> SO
7/23/09 09:39:41 THEIR INPUT HAS --
7/23/09 09:39:42 ON A
7/23/09 09:39:44 SCALE LET'S SAY MINIMUM,
7/23/09 09:39:45 MODERATE, MAXIMUM, YOU WOULD
7/23/09 09:39:46 PUT IT AT WHAT?
7/23/09 09:39:49 >> I WOULD PROBABLY PUT IT AT
7/23/09 09:39:51 MODERATE TO MAXIMUM.
7/23/09 09:39:53 THEY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THIS
7/23/09 09:39:55 PROCESS FROM THE BEGINNING.
7/23/09 09:39:58 AND WE'RE STILL --AND THEY'RE
7/23/09 09:40:00 STILL PROVIDING INPUT ALONG THE
7/23/09 09:40:00 WAY.
7/23/09 09:40:03 AS YOU KNOW, WE HAVE BEEN
7/23/09 09:40:04 MAKING MODIFICATIONS AS WE HAVE
7/23/09 09:40:05 BEEN GETTING INFORMATION WITH A
7/23/09 09:40:07 RESULT OF WHAT HAPPENED WITH
7/23/09 09:40:08 THE STRAND INFORMATION, WHAT
7/23/09 09:40:10 HAPPENED WITH OUR ECONOMIC
7/23/09 09:40:10 DOWNTURN.
7/23/09 09:40:12 THEY HAVE ALL BEEN INVOLVED.
7/23/09 09:40:14 WE HAVE HAD NUMEROUS
7/23/09 09:40:17 DISCUSSIONS AT EACH ONE OF
7/23/09 09:40:20 THE
7/23/09 09:40:23 COMMUNITY ADVISORY MEETINGS.
7/23/09 09:40:24 >> LINDA SAUL-SENA.
7/23/09 09:40:27 >> I WANT THE PROCESS TO BE AS
7/23/09 09:40:30 GRASS ROOTS DRIVEN
7/23/09 09:40:30 AS POSSIBLE
7/23/09 09:40:33 BECAUSE IT'S THEIR AREA
7/23/09 09:40:33 RESOURCES.
7/23/09 09:40:34 I'M SPECIFICALLY CONCERNED THAT
7/23/09 09:40:37 OUR --THE CRA BUDGET WHICH
7/23/09 09:40:39 WE'RE GOING TO ADOPT BEFORE WE
7/23/09 09:40:41 FINISH THIS PLANNING PROCESS
7/23/09 09:40:44 INVOLVES SOME FUNDING FOR
7/23/09 09:40:45 THE
7/23/09 09:40:46 USFF COLLABORATIVE.
7/23/09 09:40:49 WHEN I ATTENDED
7/23/09 09:40:50 THE MEETING
7/23/09 09:40:53 WHICH WAS A COMPLETE LOVE FEST
7/23/09 09:40:55 BETWEEN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND
7/23/09 09:40:57 SOME USFF PARTNERS, IT WAS
7/23/09 09:40:59 OBVIOUS THAT THE MATCH MAKING
7/23/09 09:41:01 PROCESS BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY
7/23/09 09:41:02 OF SOUTH FLORIDA AND THE
7/23/09 09:41:03 NEIGHBORHOOD NEEDS WERE
7/23/09 09:41:04 CRITICAL.
7/23/09 09:41:06 I KNOW BECAUSE OF THE STATE CUT
7/23/09 09:41:07 BACKS IN HIGHER EDUCATION THAT
7/23/09 09:41:10 THE STAFFING FOR THAT HAS BEEN
7/23/09 09:41:13 ELIMINATED BY USF.
7/23/09 09:41:15 AND I'M CONSIDERED THAT THE CRA
7/23/09 09:41:17 BUDGET LOOK AT INCLUDING
7/23/09 09:41:20 FUNDING TO CONTINUE THAT VERY,
7/23/09 09:41:21 VERY IMPORTANT COLLABORATION.
7/23/09 09:41:24 SO THAT'S NOT GOING TO COME UP
7/23/09 09:41:27 --THAT --THAT NEEDS
7/23/09 09:41:28 TO BE
7/23/09 09:41:29 REFLECTED IN THE BUDGET THAT
7/23/09 09:41:32 WILL BE COMING TO US
7/23/09 09:41:33 FOR THIS
7/23/09 09:41:36 UPCOMING YEAR, THE BUDGET THAT
7/23/09 09:41:37 WE WILL ADOPT AROUND OCTOBER
7/23/09 09:41:37 1st.
7/23/09 09:41:40 I WANT TO SHARE YOU WITH THAT
7/23/09 09:41:41 CONCERN AND ENCOURAGE YOU TO
7/23/09 09:41:43 HAVE THE BUDGET THAT COMES TO
7/23/09 09:41:46 THE CRA BOARD REFLECT FUNDING
7/23/09 09:41:47 FORT USF COLLABORATIVE.
7/23/09 09:41:50 >> WE WILL TAKE
7/23/09 09:41:53 THAT UNDER
7/23/09 09:41:53 ADVISEMENT.
7/23/09 09:41:54 OUR COMMUNITY LEADERS ARE HERE
7/23/09 09:41:55 THIS MORNING.
7/23/09 09:41:56 >> YEAH, IT'S GREAT.
7/23/09 09:41:57 THEY GET TO HEAR THIS DIRECTLY.
7/23/09 09:42:00 >> THEY WILL TAKE IT UNDER
7/23/09 09:42:00 ADVISEMENT.
7/23/09 09:42:01 ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I WOULD
7/23/09 09:42:04 LIKE TO SAY ALONG THE LINES OF
7/23/09 09:42:05 THE COLLABORATIVE, IT IS MY
7/23/09 09:42:07 UNDERSTANDING AFTER TALKING TO
7/23/09 09:42:08 THE PROVOST AT THE UNIVERSITY,
7/23/09 09:42:11 THEY ARE --THEY ARE GOING TO
7/23/09 09:42:12 CONTINUE TO PROVIDE COMMUNITY
7/23/09 09:42:14 OUTREACH, BUT NOT IN THE FORM
7/23/09 09:42:16 OF HOW THEY HAVE BEEN DOING IT
7/23/09 09:42:19 IN THE PAST WITH
7/23/09 09:42:20 THE CURRENT
7/23/09 09:42:20 COLLABORATIVE.
7/23/09 09:42:23 THEY ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON
7/23/09 09:42:26 DEVELOPING A PROGRAM OF
7/23/09 09:42:26 COMMUNITY OUTREACH.
7/23/09 09:42:28 FROM WHAT I HAVE BEEN LED TO
7/23/09 09:42:29 BELIEVE, THERE WILL BE
7/23/09 09:42:31 SOMETHING SIMILAR TO WHAT THE
7/23/09 09:42:33 COLLABORATIVE HAS DONE OVER THE
7/23/09 09:42:35 PAST SEVERAL YEARS AND IT WILL
7/23/09 09:42:37 BE UNDER A NEW DEPARTMENT AND
7/23/09 09:42:38 UNDER NEW DIRECTION.
7/23/09 09:42:40 I THINK BEFORE WE GO AND SPEND
7/23/09 09:42:42 DOLLARS ON IT, WE OUGHT TO WAIT
7/23/09 09:42:44 FOR THE UNIVERSITY TO RESOLVE
7/23/09 09:42:47 THE ISSUE AS TO HOW THEY WILL
7/23/09 09:42:48 COVER COMMUNITY OUTREACH.
7/23/09 09:42:49 >> PERHAPS RATHER THAN BEING
7/23/09 09:42:51 PASSIVE AND WAITING FOR THEM,
7/23/09 09:42:52 PERHAPS WE SHOULD ENGAGE THEM
7/23/09 09:42:54 IN A CONVERSATION IN THE NEXT
7/23/09 09:42:56 MONTH OR SO ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE
7/23/09 09:42:57 PLANNING AND IF THEY WILL DO
7/23/09 09:42:59 SOMETHING THAT WILL MEET THE
7/23/09 09:42:59 NEEDS.
7/23/09 09:43:00 THAT'S GREAT.
7/23/09 09:43:02 I KNOW THAT THEY'RE LOOKING AT
7/23/09 09:43:05 HOW --HOW THEIR FACULTY
7/23/09 09:43:05 AND
7/23/09 09:43:08 STUDENTS BENEFIT.
7/23/09 09:43:10 WE ARE LOOKING AT HOW OUR
7/23/09 09:43:10 COMMUNITIES BENEFIT.
7/23/09 09:43:13 WE HAVE HEARD THAT THEY ARE
7/23/09 09:43:13 PROFOUND.
7/23/09 09:43:15 I DON'T CARE WHAT IT'S CALLED.
7/23/09 09:43:17 CERTAINLY IF WE DON'T HAVE TO
7/23/09 09:43:20 PUT IN DOLLARS, I'M ALL FOR
7/23/09 09:43:20 SAVING MONEY.
7/23/09 09:43:22 BUT I KNOW THE BENEFITS ARE SO
7/23/09 09:43:24 VARIED AND DEEP THAT WE NEED TO
7/23/09 09:43:26 INSURE THAT THE BENEFITS WILL
7/23/09 09:43:26 CONTINUE.
7/23/09 09:43:29 >> WE DON'T TAKE THAT LIGHTLY.
7/23/09 09:43:32 IT'S A GREAT
7/23/09 09:43:33 RELATIONSHIP.
7/23/09 09:43:34 >> MULHERN.
7/23/09 09:43:34 >> YES.
7/23/09 09:43:36 I WAS WONDERING IF WE COULD
7/23/09 09:43:38 HEAR FROM MS. BEST WHO IS THE
7/23/09 09:43:41 CHAIR
7/23/09 09:43:44 OF THE CAC JUST TO HEAR
7/23/09 09:43:46 WHEN THEIR CONCERNS ARE AFTER
7/23/09 09:43:49 HEARING THE PLAN
7/23/09 09:43:52 FOR
7/23/09 09:43:53 THE
7/23/09 09:43:54 STRATEGIC PLAN.
7/23/09 09:43:56 >> SHE IS SCHEDULED TO SPEAK.
7/23/09 09:43:59 >> OH,
7/23/09 09:44:03 OKAY.
7/23/09 09:44:03 GOOD.
7/23/09 09:44:03 >> THANK YOU.
7/23/09 09:44:06 >> THE NEXT ITEM IS REALLY JUST
7/23/09 09:44:08 A FOLLOW-UP TO THAT DISCUSSION.
7/23/09 09:44:10 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SCHEDULE
7/23/09 09:44:12 THAT ED SHOWED YOU, THE BOARD
7/23/09 09:44:14 HAS BEEN SCHEDULED TO MEET WITH
7/23/09 09:44:17 THE COMMUNITY TO
7/23/09 09:44:18 DISCUSS THE
7/23/09 09:44:21 STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN IN
7/23/09 09:44:21 OCTOBER.
7/23/09 09:44:22 SO WE ACKNOWLEDGE THAT.
7/23/09 09:44:25 WE HAVE CONFIRMED IT ON ALL OF
7/23/09 09:44:27 YOUR CALENDARS AND WE LOOK
7/23/09 09:44:30 FORWARD TO HOSTING THAT IN EAST
7/23/09 09:44:33 TAMPA ON
7/23/09 09:44:38 THE 13th .
7/23/09 09:44:40 >> NEXT ITEM --
7/23/09 09:44:42 >> I WANTED TO FOLLOW UP ON
7/23/09 09:44:43 THAT --
7/23/09 09:44:45 >> I MEANT TODAY, ON ITEM
7/23/09 09:44:46 NUMBER 1.
7/23/09 09:44:48 >> WILL SHE BE COMING UP TO
7/23/09 09:44:48 SPEAK.
7/23/09 09:44:49 >> IN PUBLIC COMMENT?
7/23/09 09:44:52 >> WE HE DID NOT HAVE HER
7/23/09 09:44:53 AS AN
7/23/09 09:44:53 AGENDA ITEM.
7/23/09 09:44:56 >> I THOUGHT SHE WAS
7/23/09 09:44:58 GOING TO
7/23/09 09:44:58 TALK ABOUT --
7/23/09 09:45:01 >> I MEANT TODAY, NOT IN
7/23/09 09:45:02 OCTOBER.
7/23/09 09:45:05 >> MS. BEST, WOULD
7/23/09 09:45:11 YOU
7/23/09 09:45:14 COME UP
7/23/09 09:45:15 .
7/23/09 09:45:16 >> GOOD MORNING.
7/23/09 09:45:16 >> GOOD MORNING.
7/23/09 09:45:19 >> I THINK THERE
7/23/09 09:45:21 WAS A
7/23/09 09:45:21 QUESTION.
7/23/09 09:45:23 WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO ADDRESS?
7/23/09 09:45:24 >> WHAT WAS THE QUESTION?
7/23/09 09:45:27 >> I DIDN'T HAVE A SPECIFIC
7/23/09 09:45:27 QUESTION.
7/23/09 09:45:29 I WANTED TO KNOW IF YOU HAD
7/23/09 09:45:30 ANYTHING TO SAY ABOUT WHAT WE
7/23/09 09:45:33 HEARD ABOUT THE SCHEDULE
7/23/09 09:45:35 FOR
7/23/09 09:45:38 THE STRATEGIC PLAN AND
7/23/09 09:45:38 THE
7/23/09 09:45:41 INVOLVEMENT, THE
7/23/09 09:45:45 QUESTIONS FROM
7/23/09 09:45:45 MS. SCOTT.
7/23/09 09:45:48 >> YES, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT
7/23/09 09:45:51 THE ADVISORY BOARD
7/23/09 09:45:54 HAS BEEN
7/23/09 09:45:55 ASKED AND WE HAVE AN
7/23/09 09:45:58 OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME ENGAGED
7/23/09 09:45:58 IN IT.
7/23/09 09:45:59 WE BECAUSE OF THE ECONOMY AND
7/23/09 09:46:01 SOME OF THE THINGS THAT ED
7/23/09 09:46:03 ALLUDED TO, THAT'S WHY IT
7/23/09 09:46:05 HADN'T BEEN BROUGHT BEFORE US.
7/23/09 09:46:06 AS FAR AS WHAT I'M HEARING THIS
7/23/09 09:46:09 MORNING, WE ARE PREPARED AND WE
7/23/09 09:46:12 ARE HOPING THAT THE COMMUNITY
7/23/09 09:46:14 WILL BE READY TO ENGAGE.
7/23/09 09:46:16 BECAUSE WE HAD KIND OF LIKE
7/23/09 09:46:18 BUILT OURSELVES UP WITH ALL THE
7/23/09 09:46:20 WORKSHOPS AND WE WERE READY TO
7/23/09 09:46:20 GO.
7/23/09 09:46:22 AGAIN, WE KNOW WITH THE BUDGET
7/23/09 09:46:25 RESTRAINTS THAT WERE PUT ON, IT
7/23/09 09:46:26 KIND OF DELAYED THINGS.
7/23/09 09:46:28 BUT WE WERE READY.
7/23/09 09:46:31 THE COMMUNITY WAS
7/23/09 09:46:32 REALLY READY.
7/23/09 09:46:33 THE MOMENTUM WAS GOING.
7/23/09 09:46:35 WHAT I AM HEARING THIS MORNING,
7/23/09 09:46:36 I WILL DO WHATEVER I CAN AND
7/23/09 09:46:38 I'M SURE ON BEHALF OF THE
7/23/09 09:46:39 ADVISORY BOARD TO MAKE SURE
7/23/09 09:46:41 THAT WE SPREAD THE WORD THAT IT
7/23/09 09:46:43 IS GOING TO BE COMING BEFORE
7/23/09 09:46:44 THE COMMUNITY AND SHOW UP.
7/23/09 09:46:47 I THINK THAT'S THE WAY I CAN
7/23/09 09:46:48 BE
7/23/09 09:46:50 MOST EFFECTIVE, BY MAKING SURE
7/23/09 09:46:51 TO GET PEOPLE THERE.
7/23/09 09:46:51 >> OKAY.
7/23/09 09:46:53 THANK YOU.
7/23/09 09:46:55 >> I WOULD LIKE TO FOLLOW UP ON
7/23/09 09:46:58 THE EARLIER CONVERSATION ABOUT
7/23/09 09:47:01 THE CAPACITY BUILDING, THE USF
7/23/09 09:47:02 COLLABORATIVE AND MR. JOHNSON'S
7/23/09 09:47:04 COMMENT THAT THE PROVOST HAS
7/23/09 09:47:07 ANOTHER
7/23/09 09:47:08 WAY TO APPROACH THIS.
7/23/09 09:47:10 I DON'T KNOW IF WE WANT TO
7/23/09 09:47:12 INVITE THE PROVOST HERE.
7/23/09 09:47:13 I COULD DO THAT AND REPORT BACK
7/23/09 09:47:15 AT THE NEXT HEARING MEETING.
7/23/09 09:47:16 >> THAT WOULD BE FINE.
7/23/09 09:47:18 >> I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT
7/23/09 09:47:21 WE CONTINUE THIS IMPORTANT
7/23/09 09:47:21 COLLABORATIVE --COLLABORATION.
7/23/09 09:47:22 >> OKAY.
7/23/09 09:47:25 >> SO I WILL DO
7/23/09 09:47:27 THAT.
7/23/09 09:47:30 >>
7/23/09 09:47:31 OKAY.
7/23/09 09:47:32 >> MR. HUGHES.
7/23/09 09:47:34 >> THE THIRD ITEM ON THE AGENDA
7/23/09 09:47:36 IS A REPORT THAT WE WERE ASKED
7/23/09 09:47:39 TO MAKE LAST MONTH REGARDING
7/23/09 09:47:41 THE FACADE PROGRAM WHICH WE
7/23/09 09:47:44 HOPE WILL ULTIMATELY BENEFIT
7/23/09 09:47:47 EAST TAMPA, ANDREW
7/23/09 09:47:48 PARK.
7/23/09 09:47:49 WE PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT
7/23/09 09:47:52 YOU; A MEMORANDUM GIVING YOU A
7/23/09 09:47:52 STATUS UPDATE.
7/23/09 09:47:55 AS YOU CAN SEE, THAT IS ON
7/23/09 09:47:56 TRACK WITH --WE HAVE
7/23/09 09:47:59 IDENTIFIED A PRIVATE FIRM WHO
7/23/09 09:48:00 WILL HELP US --
7/23/09 09:48:00 >> EXCUSE ME.
7/23/09 09:48:02 DO YOU HAVE AN ADDITIONAL COPY
7/23/09 09:48:02 OF THAT.
7/23/09 09:48:04 >> I WILL BE GLAD TO GIVE YOU
7/23/09 09:48:07 MY COPY.
7/23/09 09:48:10 >>
7/23/09 09:48:13 THANK
7/23/09 09:48:16 YOU.
7/23/09 09:48:17 THANK YOU .
7/23/09 09:48:21 >> WE HAVE
7/23/09 09:48:24 AS I
7/23/09 09:48:25 MENTIONED A
7/23/09 09:48:27 VERY CAPABLE BOARD THAT WILL BE
7/23/09 09:48:28 EFFECTIVE IN ADMINISTERING THE
7/23/09 09:48:28 PROGRAM.
7/23/09 09:48:30 WE ARE INVOLVED IN THE CONTRACT
7/23/09 09:48:31 NEGOTIATIONS PRESENTLY AND WE
7/23/09 09:48:32 HOPE TO HAVE THAT PROGRAM UP
7/23/09 09:48:34 AND RUNNING IN THE NEXT 30 TO
7/23/09 09:48:37 60 DAYS IN TERMS OF
7/23/09 09:48:39 OUTREACH TO
7/23/09 09:48:39 THE COMMUNITY.
7/23/09 09:48:42 I WOULD BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY
7/23/09 09:48:42 QUESTIONS.
7/23/09 09:48:45 >> IS THAT A LOCAL COMPANY,
7/23/09 09:48:47 NEIGHBORHOOD LENDING PARTNERS.
7/23/09 09:48:48 >> YES.
7/23/09 09:48:49 IT'S A FLORIDA ENTITY.
7/23/09 09:48:51 THEIR OFFICES ARE IN THE WEST
7/23/09 09:48:54 SHORE AREA, I BELIEVE.
7/23/09 09:48:57 AND THEY --THEY
7/23/09 09:49:03 ARE A
7/23/09 09:49:06 CONSORTIUM FROM AROUND THE
7/23/09 09:49:06 AREA.
7/23/09 09:49:09 >> HOW ARE WE GOING TO MARKET
7/23/09 09:49:09 THIS?
7/23/09 09:49:10 IF SOMEBODY IS WATCHING THE
7/23/09 09:49:13 SHOW AND THEY
7/23/09 09:49:16 SAY I HAVE A
7/23/09 09:49:17 FACADE THAT NEEDS IMPROVING?
7/23/09 09:49:18 >> WE WILL HAVE A MARKETING
7/23/09 09:49:20 PLAN IN EACH OF THE
7/23/09 09:49:22 REDEVELOPMENT AREAS TO GET THE
7/23/09 09:49:22 WORD OUT.
7/23/09 09:49:25 EACH WILL BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT
7/23/09 09:49:28 BECAUSE THEY HAVE A DIFFERENT
7/23/09 09:49:28 CONSTITUENCY.
7/23/09 09:49:30 THAT'S PART OF THE MANAGER'S
7/23/09 09:49:30 RESPONSIBILITY.
7/23/09 09:49:32 WE HAVEN'T DONE THAT ACTIVELY
7/23/09 09:49:33 YET BECAUSE OF NOT HAVING THE
7/23/09 09:49:34 PROGRAM UP AND RUNNING.
7/23/09 09:49:37 BUT THAT WILL BE A TOP PRIORITY
7/23/09 09:49:37 REALLY.
7/23/09 09:49:40 THAT'S WHERE THE RUBBER MEETS
7/23/09 09:49:40 THE ROAD.
7/23/09 09:49:42 WE'VE GOT TO GET PEOPLE IN THE
7/23/09 09:49:42 PROGRAM.
7/23/09 09:49:44 IT WILL BE CHALLENGE IN THESE
7/23/09 09:49:44 TIMES BECAUSE REMEMBER THE
7/23/09 09:49:47 PROGRAM IS A MATCHING PROGRAM.
7/23/09 09:49:50 AND SO IT REQUIRES THE
7/23/09 09:49:51 RESPONDENT, THE RECIPIENT TO
7/23/09 09:49:54 PARTICIPATE FINANCIALLY IN THE
7/23/09 09:49:54 IMPROVEMENTS.
7/23/09 09:49:55 AND SO GIVEN THESE --
7/23/09 09:49:57 >> ONE TO ONE MATCH?
7/23/09 09:49:59 >> YES, AS I RECALL.
7/23/09 09:50:00 ONE TO ONE MATCH.
7/23/09 09:50:03 ONE TO ONE
7/23/09 09:50:05 MATCH.
7/23/09 09:50:06 UP TO $50,000.
7/23/09 09:50:08 WE WILL BE GLAD TO RECIRCULATE
7/23/09 09:50:09 THAT PROGRAM TO YOU TO
7/23/09 09:50:10 REFAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH
7/23/09 09:50:13 WITH
7/23/09 09:50:16 THE DEHE
7/23/09 09:50:17 DETAILS.
7/23/09 09:50:18 >> PERHAPS YOU COULD GIVE US
7/23/09 09:50:19 THE MATERIAL THAT'S YOU'RE
7/23/09 09:50:20 GIVING OUT TO THE PUBLIC AND WE
7/23/09 09:50:22 CAN GET THE WORD OUT.
7/23/09 09:50:22 >> YES.
7/23/09 09:50:24 WE WILL BE GLAD TO.
7/23/09 09:50:26 >> WE WILL GIVE IT TO YOU IN
7/23/09 09:50:28 ADVANCE IF YOU WANT TO BE PART
7/23/09 09:50:29 OF THAT MARKETING EFFORT.
7/23/09 09:50:30 WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH ALL OF
7/23/09 09:50:31 THE INFORMATION THAT YOU NEED
7/23/09 09:50:35 TO GET PEOPLE
7/23/09 09:50:35 INVOLVED.
7/23/09 09:50:38 >> ARE NONPROFITS CAPABLE OF
7/23/09 09:50:41 PARTICIPATING OR IS IT ONLY
7/23/09 09:50:41 FOR
7/23/09 09:50:43 FOR PROFITS?
7/23/09 09:50:45 >> IT COULD BE FOR NONPROFITS.
7/23/09 09:50:45 >> OKAY.
7/23/09 09:50:46 NEXT ITEM.
7/23/09 09:50:49 >> THE NEXT ITEM IS
7/23/09 09:50:51 OUR BUDGET
7/23/09 09:50:51 PRESENTATION.
7/23/09 09:50:54 AND THIS IS THE --WE COULD CUE
7/23/09 09:50:59 UP THE POWERPOINT.
7/23/09 09:51:01 LET ME LOCATE THE CLICKER.
7/23/09 09:51:03 I'VE GOT IT.
7/23/09 09:51:06 THIS IS THE FIRST OF OUR THREE-
7/23/09 09:51:08 STEP PROCESS THAT WE HAVE
7/23/09 09:51:10 FOLLOWED EACH OF THE PAST FEW
7/23/09 09:51:11 YEARS IN DEVELOPING OUR BUDGET
7/23/09 09:51:13 IN COORDINATION WITH THE
7/23/09 09:51:16 COMMUNITIES AND IN COORDINATION
7/23/09 09:51:17 WITH THE BOARD.
7/23/09 09:51:19 TODAY IS OUR KICK-OFF.
7/23/09 09:51:21 ACTUALLY WE HAD TWO MONTHS AGO
7/23/09 09:51:24 PRESENTED TO YOU
7/23/09 09:51:25 SOME INITIAL
7/23/09 09:51:28 PROJECTIONS OF OUR TIFF
7/23/09 09:51:29 REVENUES.
7/23/09 09:51:30 TODAY THE FIGURE THAT'S WE WILL
7/23/09 09:51:33 BE SHOWING YOU IS BASED ON THE
7/23/09 09:51:36 CERTIFIED TAX ROLES FROM
7/23/09 09:51:36 THE
7/23/09 09:51:36 APPRAISERS.
7/23/09 09:51:38 ON SEPTEMBER 10th AT THE BOARD
7/23/09 09:51:40 MEETINGS, WE WILL BE BRINGING
7/23/09 09:51:42 YOU THE BUDGET DOCUMENT ITSELF
7/23/09 09:51:45 THAT WE WILL PREPARE
7/23/09 09:51:46 WITH OUR
7/23/09 09:51:47 COMMUNITIES ADVISORY
7/23/09 09:51:47 COMMITTEES.
7/23/09 09:51:49 ON OCTOBER 8th, WE WOULD
7/23/09 09:51:50 SOLICIT YOUR APPROVAL.
7/23/09 09:51:52 WE WILL BE REVIEWING TODAY ALL
7/23/09 09:51:55 OF OUR DIFFERENT REDEVELOPMENT
7/23/09 09:51:55 AREAS.
7/23/09 09:51:58 DOWNTOWN, THE
7/23/09 09:52:00 CHANNEL DISTRICT,
7/23/09 09:52:02 EBOR CITY, CENTRAL HEIGHTS, AND
7/23/09 09:52:02 DREW PARK.
7/23/09 09:52:06 AND I
7/23/09 09:52:06 WILL SAY THAT IN
7/23/09 09:52:08 ANTICIPATION OF THIS WORKSHOP,
7/23/09 09:52:10 WE HAVE APPRECIATED THE WORK OF
7/23/09 09:52:12 OUR COMMUNITY ADVISORY
7/23/09 09:52:14 COMMITTEES AND THEIR
7/23/09 09:52:17 CONTINUEDIB PUT THROUGHOUT THE
7/23/09 09:52:19 BUDGET DEVELOPMENT PROCESS.
7/23/09 09:52:21 >>> AGAIN TODAY WHAT WE'RE ALL
7/23/09 09:52:23 ABOUT, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE
7/23/09 09:52:25 BUDGET BUT MUCH OF THE WORK
7/23/09 09:52:27 GOES BEYOND THE BUDGETS.
7/23/09 09:52:30 WE ARE SHARING WITH YOU OUR
7/23/09 09:52:31 WORK PLANS, WHERE WE ARE HEAD
7/23/09 09:52:33 REQUESTING THE WORK EFFORT.
7/23/09 09:52:35 BEFORE WE GET INTO THE CRAs, I
7/23/09 09:52:38 WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A COUPLE
7/23/09 09:52:38 COMMENTS.
7/23/09 09:52:40 WHEN WE WERE TOGETHER LAST
7/23/09 09:52:43 JULY, WE KNEW THE ECONOMY
7/23/09 09:52:43 WASN'T GOOD.
7/23/09 09:52:44 LITTLE DID WE KNOW HOW
7/23/09 09:52:46 DIFFICULT AND CHALLENGE IT WAS
7/23/09 09:52:47 GOING TO BE.
7/23/09 09:52:48 THAT HAS CREATED A SITUATION
7/23/09 09:52:51 FOR THE FIRST TIME THAT WE, THE
7/23/09 09:52:54 COMMUNITIES WE SERVE, THE BOARD
7/23/09 09:52:55 ARE GRAPPLING WITH REDUCED
7/23/09 09:52:57 REVENUES IN OUR VARIOUS
7/23/09 09:52:57 DISTRICTS.
7/23/09 09:53:00 AND THAT IS CAUSING US TO DO A
7/23/09 09:53:00 COUPLE OF THINGS.
7/23/09 09:53:03 FIRST OF ALL, REALLY LOOKING AT
7/23/09 09:53:04 OUR PRIORITIES.
7/23/09 09:53:06 REALLY FOCUSING ON WHAT EXACTLY
7/23/09 09:53:07 OUR PRIORITIES SHOULD BE IN
7/23/09 09:53:10 THESE TIMES AND ALSO LOOKING A
7/23/09 09:53:12 LITTLE BIT BACKWARDS TOO AND
7/23/09 09:53:15 LOOKING AT THE UNINCOMBERRED
7/23/09 09:53:16 FUNDS THAT WE HAVE AS A
7/23/09 09:53:17 REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND MAKE
7/23/09 09:53:20 SURE THAT THEY ARE FOCUSED IN
7/23/09 09:53:20 THE RIGHT WAY.
7/23/09 09:53:23 THIS IS --THIS PROCESS IS
7/23/09 09:53:24 ESPECIALLY CHALLENGING IN SOME
7/23/09 09:53:27 OF THE CRAs THAT HAVE DEBT
7/23/09 09:53:28 AND
7/23/09 09:53:28 PRECOMMITTED EXPENSES.
7/23/09 09:53:31 IN DOWNTOWN, WE HAVE THE
7/23/09 09:53:32 DEBT
7/23/09 09:53:34 SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH
7/23/09 09:53:34 CONVENTION CENTER.
7/23/09 09:53:37 IN TAMPA WE HAVE MADE A
7/23/09 09:53:38 COMMITMENT TO IMPROVING 22nd
7/23/09 09:53:39 STREET.
7/23/09 09:53:40 THAT MAKES IT ESPECIALLY
7/23/09 09:53:42 CHALLENGING WHEN YOU HAVE
7/23/09 09:53:44 DECLINING REVENUES TO MAINTAIN
7/23/09 09:53:45 THE COMMITMENTS.
7/23/09 09:53:48 >>> A COUPLE OF OTHER
7/23/09 09:53:49 OBSERVATIONS, SOME THEMES THAT
7/23/09 09:53:51 AS OUR PRESENTATION TODAY
7/23/09 09:53:53 UNFOLDS THAT YOU'RE GOING TO BE
7/23/09 09:53:54 HEARING ABOUT.
7/23/09 09:53:56 FIRST OF ALL, WE'RE COMMITTED
7/23/09 09:53:58 TO SUPPORTING EXISTING
7/23/09 09:54:00 BUSINESSES, RESIDENCES AND
7/23/09 09:54:03 LIMITED PRIVATE INITIATIVES
7/23/09 09:54:04 WHETHER IT'S BUSINESSES THAT WE
7/23/09 09:54:07 CAN HELP WITH MARKETING OR
7/23/09 09:54:08 FACADE PROGRAM, RESIDENTS IN
7/23/09 09:54:10 THE CHANNEL SIDE WHO ARE NOW
7/23/09 09:54:13 MOVING IN THAT WE WANT TO HAVE
7/23/09 09:54:14 A GREAT EXPERIENCE AS THEY
7/23/09 09:54:17 BECOME RESIDENTS IN THAT NEW
7/23/09 09:54:20 NEIGHBORHOOD, LIMITED PRIVATE
7/23/09 09:54:22 INVESTMENT LIKE THE ENCORE
7/23/09 09:54:23 PROJECT WHERE YOU HAVE A TEAM
7/23/09 09:54:26 AND THE BANK OF AMERICA MAKING
7/23/09 09:54:26 MAJOR INVESTMENT AND EFFORT IN
7/23/09 09:54:29 TRYING TO MOVE THE PROJECT
7/23/09 09:54:29 FORWARD.
7/23/09 09:54:32 WE REALLY WANT TO FOCUS ON
7/23/09 09:54:32 THOSE THINGS.
7/23/09 09:54:34 WE KNOW THESE TOUGH TIMES ARE
7/23/09 09:54:34 GOING TO END.
7/23/09 09:54:37 WE WANT TO MAKE SURE HOW WE
7/23/09 09:54:39 SPEND OUR FUNDS, THE THINGS
7/23/09 09:54:41 THAT WE FOCUS ON POSITION OUR
7/23/09 09:54:43 REDEVELOPMENT AREAS FOR SUCCESS
7/23/09 09:54:45 AS THE ECONOMY IMPROVES.
7/23/09 09:54:47 WE HAVE MADE SOME EFFORTS TO
7/23/09 09:54:49 STREAM LINE OUR COSTS.
7/23/09 09:54:50 WE HAVE ELIMINATED TWO
7/23/09 09:54:51 POSITIONS WITHIN THE
7/23/09 09:54:54 REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY THAT HAVE
7/23/09 09:54:56 REDUCED OUR OVERALL
7/23/09 09:54:57 ADMINISTRATIVE COST ABOUT 10%.
7/23/09 09:54:59 WE --THERE ARE SOME GOOD
7/23/09 09:55:00 THINGS OUT THERE.
7/23/09 09:55:03 THERE ARE SOME SILVER LININGS,
7/23/09 09:55:04 LAND ACQUISITIONS.
7/23/09 09:55:06 AN EXAMPLE OF THAT WOULD BE
7/23/09 09:55:08 CHANNEL SIDE WHERE WE'RE
7/23/09 09:55:11 SEEKING TO ACQUIRE LAND FOR
7/23/09 09:55:12 PARKS.
7/23/09 09:55:15 WE ARE REDOUBLING OUR EFFORTS
7/23/09 09:55:18 TO PURSUE NONIT
7/23/09 09:55:20 TIP FUNDING
7/23/09 09:55:21 SOURCES LIKE THE NEIGHBORHOOD
7/23/09 09:55:23 STABILIZATION PROGRAM WITH THE
7/23/09 09:55:24 ENCORE PROJECT.
7/23/09 09:55:27 AND EVEN IN THESE TIMES, THERE
7/23/09 09:55:30 ARE SOME AMAZING
7/23/09 09:55:31 OPPORTUNITIES
7/23/09 09:55:33 UNFOLDING, LIKE THE HIGH SPEED
7/23/09 09:55:35 RAIL INITIATIVE THAT COULD
7/23/09 09:55:36 DRAMATICALLY IMPACT OUR
7/23/09 09:55:38 DOWNTOWN AS DOWNTOWN BECOMES
7/23/09 09:55:39 THE CONNECTION BETWEEN DOWNTOWN
7/23/09 09:55:42 AND ORLANDO AS PART OF
7/23/09 09:55:42 THAT
7/23/09 09:55:43 INITIATIVE.
7/23/09 09:55:44 SO THESE ARE SOME OF THE THINGS
7/23/09 09:55:46 THAT YOU WILL BE HEARING ABOUT
7/23/09 09:55:49 AS OUR
7/23/09 09:55:49 PRESENTATION UNFOLDS.
7/23/09 09:55:50 VERY QUICKLY, THESE AGENCY --
7/23/09 09:55:53 THIS IS OUR TIFF REVENUE
7/23/09 09:55:55 IN THE
7/23/09 09:55:56 BLUE, OUR PAST REVENUES.
7/23/09 09:55:59 THE RED IS THE CURRENT BUDGET
7/23/09 09:56:01 YEAR AND YOU SEE HOW
7/23/09 09:56:02 DRAMATICALLY THEY HAVE
7/23/09 09:56:02 DECLINED.
7/23/09 09:56:04 WE EXPECT THAT TO CONTINUE.
7/23/09 09:56:06 WE EXPECT PROBABLY ANOTHER
7/23/09 09:56:08 DECLINE NEXT YEAR, PARTICULARLY
7/23/09 09:56:11 IN THE COMMERCIAL SECTOR AND
7/23/09 09:56:11 A
7/23/09 09:56:12 RATHER SLOW-GROW PERIOD.
7/23/09 09:56:15 WE ARE IN A DIFFICULT TIME IN
7/23/09 09:56:16 THE NEXT FIVE YEARS THAN WE
7/23/09 09:56:19 WERE IN THE PAST FIVE
7/23/09 09:56:19 YEARS.
7/23/09 09:56:20 REDEVELOPMENT AREA.
7/23/09 09:56:21 BY REDEVELOPMENT AREA, YOU CAN
7/23/09 09:56:24 SEE --EXCUSE ME.
7/23/09 09:56:25 >> LET ME INTERRUPT.
7/23/09 09:56:26 >> YEAH.
7/23/09 09:56:28 >> WE DON'T HAVE THIS
7/23/09 09:56:28 PRESENTATION.
7/23/09 09:56:30 WAS IT YOUR INTENT TO JUST NOT
7/23/09 09:56:33 GIVE IT TO US OR WHAT?
7/23/09 09:56:34 >> I'M SORRY.
7/23/09 09:56:35 A HARD COPY OF IT?
7/23/09 09:56:35 >> NO.
7/23/09 09:56:38 I DON'T HAVE A COPY OF IT.
7/23/09 09:56:38 >> I APOLOGIZE.
7/23/09 09:56:40 IT WAS NOT OUR INTENTIONS NOT
7/23/09 09:56:43 TO GIVE YOU A
7/23/09 09:56:44 HARD COPY.
7/23/09 09:56:45 I'M SORRY.
7/23/09 09:56:47 >> WE JUST DON'T HAVE IT.
7/23/09 09:56:49 >> WE THOUGHT WE PROVIDED IT.
7/23/09 09:56:52 >> YOU DID BUT THEY
7/23/09 09:56:55 DIDN'T GET
7/23/09 09:56:55 IT.
7/23/09 09:56:56 >> THANK YOU.
7/23/09 09:56:59 >> YOU CAN SEE ON THIS CHART
7/23/09 09:57:02 OVERALL 22% DECREASE IN THE
7/23/09 09:57:05 TIFF REVENUES FROM
7/23/09 09:57:08 33 MILLION,
7/23/09 09:57:09 ALMOST 34 MILLION.
7/23/09 09:57:12 DRAMATIC I AM PUT IN
7/23/09 09:57:12 EBOR2
7/23/09 09:57:15 WHERE IT WAS
7/23/09 09:57:17 A 44% DECLINE.
7/23/09 09:57:18 ALLUDED TO THE CHALLENGES THAT
7/23/09 09:57:21 WE HAD IN FINALIZING THE
7/23/09 09:57:24 STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN, HERE IS
7/23/09 09:57:27 WHY, A DECLINE IN THE
7/23/09 09:57:28 TIFF
7/23/09 09:57:28 REVENUES.
7/23/09 09:57:30 A DRAMATIC IMPACT ON THE
7/23/09 09:57:31 PLANNING GOING FORWARD.
7/23/09 09:57:32 DOWNTOWN AND THE CHANNEL
7/23/09 09:57:35 DISTRICT, NOT QUITE AS IMPACTED
7/23/09 09:57:38 BY THE CURRENT ECONOMIC
7/23/09 09:57:39 CONDITIONS, PRIMARILY BECAUSE
7/23/09 09:57:42 OF NEW CONSTRUCTION THAT
7/23/09 09:57:42 HAS
7/23/09 09:57:44 HELPED BOLSTER THE TAX ROLLS
7/23/09 09:57:44 THERE.
7/23/09 09:57:47 WE ARE HOPING THAT WILL PROVIDE
7/23/09 09:57:50 RESILIENCE EIN THOSE
7/23/09 09:57:51 PARTICULAR
7/23/09 09:57:53 REDEVELOPMENT AREAS.
7/23/09 09:57:54 OVERALL, THE SPENDING AS IT'S
7/23/09 09:57:55 --WE'RE GOING TO BE SHARING
7/23/09 09:57:56 WITH YOU THE DIRECTION OF
7/23/09 09:57:58 SPENDING IN EACH OF THE CRAs
7/23/09 09:58:01 AND IT WILL BE CATEGORIZED IN
7/23/09 09:58:04 THESE FOUR CATEGORIES, CAPITAL
7/23/09 09:58:05 IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS, WHICH
7/23/09 09:58:07 WOULD BE ROADS, SIDEWALKS,
7/23/09 09:58:10 STORM WATER IMPROVEMENTS.
7/23/09 09:58:13 REDEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT
7/23/09 09:58:13 IN
7/23/09 09:58:13 GREEN.
7/23/09 09:58:14 THOSE ARE --THE LARGEST WOULD
7/23/09 09:58:17 BE THE DEBT SERVICE ON THE
7/23/09 09:58:17 CONVENTION CENTER.
7/23/09 09:58:20 THAT WOULD INCLUDE THE LAND
7/23/09 09:58:21 ACQUISITION PROGRAM, THE FACADE
7/23/09 09:58:21 PROGRAM.
7/23/09 09:58:23 DISTRICT PROGRAM AND SERVICES
7/23/09 09:58:27 IN RED ARE THE CLEAN TEAMS,
7/23/09 09:58:28 THE
7/23/09 09:58:28 ADULT ENFORCEMENT, MARKETING
7/23/09 09:58:31 EXPENSE THAT'S WE HAVE, THOSE
7/23/09 09:58:31 KINDS OF ACTIVITIES.
7/23/09 09:58:34 AND IN YELLOW, OPERATIONS,
7/23/09 09:58:35 THAT'S OUR STAFF
7/23/09 09:58:35 ADMINISTRATION.
7/23/09 09:58:38 YOU CAN SEE THAT WE CONTINUE TO
7/23/09 09:58:41 EXPECT TO RUN VERY
7/23/09 09:58:42 EFFICIENTLY
7/23/09 09:58:45 WITH ONLY 5.6 OF OUR FUNDING
7/23/09 09:58:48 GOING
7/23/09 09:58:51 TOWARD ADMINISTRATIVE
7/23/09 09:58:52 EXPENSES.
7/23/09 09:58:54 >> EXCUSE ME.
7/23/09 09:58:58 CAN WE GO BACK TO THE
7/23/09 09:58:58 PREVIOUS?
7/23/09 09:58:59 >> THE SLIDE.
7/23/09 09:58:59 >> NO.
7/23/09 09:59:01 ONE OF THE SHIFTS THAT WE
7/23/09 09:59:03 RECOGNIZE THAT IS GOING TO HAVE
7/23/09 09:59:06 TO HAPPEN IS TO
7/23/09 09:59:07 SATISFY OUR
7/23/09 09:59:09 NEIGHBORHOODS AND TO USE OUR
7/23/09 09:59:10 MONEY MOST EFFECTIVELY WE'RE
7/23/09 09:59:12 GOING TO SHIFT FROM SPENDING SO
7/23/09 09:59:15 MUCH OF OUR TIFF RESOURCES ON
7/23/09 09:59:17 PLANNING AND SPEND IT MORE ON
7/23/09 09:59:18 IMPLEMENTATION.
7/23/09 09:59:20 THE WAY THAT YOU CREATED THIS
7/23/09 09:59:21 PIE CHART, YOU CAN'T SEE WHERE
7/23/09 09:59:24 THE PLANS DOLLARS
7/23/09 09:59:25 HAVE BEEN
7/23/09 09:59:25 SPENT.
7/23/09 09:59:27 I THINK --I ASSUME IT'S PART
7/23/09 09:59:30 OF THAT GREEN REDEVELOPMENT
7/23/09 09:59:31 INVESTMENT.
7/23/09 09:59:31 >> NO.
7/23/09 09:59:33 >> WELL, WHERE IS IT?
7/23/09 09:59:35 FOR EXAMPLE, EAST TAMPA IS A
7/23/09 09:59:37 GREAT EXAMPLE OR CHANNEL
7/23/09 09:59:37 DISTRICT.
7/23/09 09:59:38 WE HAVE SPENT A SIGNIFICANT --
7/23/09 09:59:40 IF YOU WERE TO LOOK AT THE
7/23/09 09:59:41 TOTAL DOLLARS THAT WE HAVE AND
7/23/09 09:59:44 THE AMOUNT THAT WE HAVE PAID
7/23/09 09:59:44 TO
7/23/09 09:59:47 FIRMS TO DO PLANNING
7/23/09 09:59:48 FOR
7/23/09 09:59:49 INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT, IT'S
7/23/09 09:59:51 BEEN A BIG CHUNK OF THE MONEY.
7/23/09 09:59:54 AND THIS PIE CHART DOESN'T
7/23/09 09:59:56 CLEARLY COMMUNICATE WHERE THAT
7/23/09 09:59:57 MONEY IS.
7/23/09 09:59:58 >> OKAY.
7/23/09 10:00:00 THIS PIE CHART FOR THIS YEAR,
7/23/09 10:00:02 THE ONLY PLANNING THAT I'M --
7/23/09 10:00:05 WE HAVE THE EBOR
7/23/09 10:00:08 2 THAT IS INTENDING TO DO
7/23/09 10:00:10 A
7/23/09 10:00:10 DIVISION PLAN.
7/23/09 10:00:12 THIS IS FOR THE COMING YEAR.
7/23/09 10:00:14 >> IS THIS FOR THE FUTURE?
7/23/09 10:00:16 >> THIS IS FOR THE COMING YEAR.
7/23/09 10:00:18 WE ARE FOCUSED ON BUDGETS FOR
7/23/09 10:00:18 THE COMING YEAR.
7/23/09 10:00:21 THIS PIE CHART IS AGAIN --THE
7/23/09 10:00:23 BUDGETS ARE NOT DETAILED OUT
7/23/09 10:00:23 YET.
7/23/09 10:00:25 THEY'RE TRYING TO GIVE YOU AN
7/23/09 10:00:26 INDICATION OF WHERE THEY'RE
7/23/09 10:00:26 HEADING.
7/23/09 10:00:28 SO AT THIS POINT, WE ARE JUST
7/23/09 10:00:29 PRESENTING KIND OF A GENERAL
7/23/09 10:00:30 DIRECTION OF IT AND WE ARE
7/23/09 10:00:32 LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING THE
7/23/09 10:00:35 KIND OF FEEDBACK THAT YOU ARE
7/23/09 10:00:36 PROVIDING TO US NOW.
7/23/09 10:00:38 >> WE HAVE BEEN SPENDING SO
7/23/09 10:00:40 MUCH MONEY ON THIS PLANNING.
7/23/09 10:00:43 WHERE WOULD WE SEE THAT IN THIS
7/23/09 10:00:43 BUDGET?
7/23/09 10:00:46 IN THE --YOU
7/23/09 10:00:49 WOULD SEE IT
7/23/09 10:00:49 IN
7/23/09 10:00:51 CAPITAL INFRASTRUCTURE FOR LIKE
7/23/09 10:00:53 --IT DEPENDS --THERE'S A LOT
7/23/09 10:00:54 OF DIFFERENT PLANNING.
7/23/09 10:00:56 LIKE THE STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN,
7/23/09 10:00:59 THAT TYPE OF PLAN, YOU ASKED
7/23/09 10:01:02 ABOUT EAST TAMPA, WOULD APPEAR
7/23/09 10:01:03 UNDER THE SERVICES, WHICH WOULD
7/23/09 10:01:03 BE THE RED.
7/23/09 10:01:06 AND THE KIND OF PLANNING THAT
7/23/09 10:01:07 WE DO ASSOCIATED WITH LIKE IN
7/23/09 10:01:10 DREW PARK WITH THE STORM WATER
7/23/09 10:01:13 IMPROVEMENTS WOULD
7/23/09 10:01:19 APPEAR
7/23/09 10:01:22 IN
7/23/09 10:01:23 BLUE.
7/23/09 10:01:23 [INAUDIBLE]
7/23/09 10:01:26 >> WHICH IS THE BLUE.
7/23/09 10:01:26 >> YES.
7/23/09 10:01:28 SO THERE'S DIFFERENT KINDS OF
7/23/09 10:01:28 PLANNING.
7/23/09 10:01:31 SO THE PLANNING GOING
7/23/09 10:01:34 ON WITH
7/23/09 10:01:36 ASSOCIATE --IF IT'S DIRECTLY
7/23/09 10:01:38 ASSOCIATED WITH THE CAPITAL
7/23/09 10:01:41 IMPROVEMENT PROJECT, IT'S UNDER
7/23/09 10:01:42 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS.
7/23/09 10:01:45 IF IT'S MORE GENERAL
7/23/09 10:01:45 PLANNING
7/23/09 10:01:48 LIKE STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN,
7/23/09 10:01:51 THAT WOULD
7/23/09 10:01:52 BE UNDER RED.
7/23/09 10:01:54 >> WHAT SHE IS TRYING TO GET
7/23/09 10:01:57 AT, SHE WANTS A SEPARATE
7/23/09 10:01:59 ITEM
7/23/09 10:02:01 ON A SEPARATE PIE, YOU GROUP
7/23/09 10:02:02 THEM TOGETHER NO MATTER WHAT IT
7/23/09 10:02:04 IS SO YOU HAVE A PICTURE
7/23/09 10:02:06 ACTUALLY WHAT IS THE COST.
7/23/09 10:02:07 NOT WHERE IT IS.
7/23/09 10:02:10 WHAT I'M HEARING IS ASSOCIATED
7/23/09 10:02:10 WITH THAT COST.
7/23/09 10:02:12 WHETHER IT'S IN THE CAPITAL
7/23/09 10:02:14 PROJECT OR --
7/23/09 10:02:16 >> I THINK --WE CAN ISOLATE --
7/23/09 10:02:18 WE WILL BE GLAD TO --WHEN YOU
7/23/09 10:02:20 GET YOUR DETAILED BUDGETS, IT
7/23/09 10:02:23 SHOWS YOU EXACTLY BY LINE
7/23/09 10:02:23 ITEM.
7/23/09 10:02:25 AGAIN TODAY, IT'S MORE GENERAL.
7/23/09 10:02:26 WE'RE NOT TRYING TO GET INTO A
7/23/09 10:02:28 LOT OF THE LINE ITEM BECAUSE
7/23/09 10:02:29 WE'RE WORKING ON THE THINGS
7/23/09 10:02:30 WITH THE COMMUNITY.
7/23/09 10:02:32 TODAY WAS TO GET A GENERAL
7/23/09 10:02:33 DIRECTION FOR YOU, SEE WHERE
7/23/09 10:02:34 THINGS ARE GOING AND GET THE
7/23/09 10:02:36 INPUT THAT YOU'RE PROVIDING.
7/23/09 10:02:38 WHAT I HEAR YOU SAYING IS
7/23/09 10:02:41 THERE'S A REAL SENSE IT TEST TO
7/23/09 10:02:41 FUNDING PLANNING WORK.
7/23/09 10:02:43 WHAT I CAN REPRESENT TO YOU IS
7/23/09 10:02:45 THE ONLY GENERAL PLANNING THAT
7/23/09 10:02:46 I'M AWARE OF IN EVERYTHING
7/23/09 10:02:49 COMING BEFORE YOU WOULD BE SOME
7/23/09 10:02:52 PLANNING WORK
7/23/09 10:02:54 RELATING TO EBORE
7/23/09 10:02:56 2 AND SOME WORK THAT WE'RE
7/23/09 10:02:59 HOPING TO
7/23/09 10:03:00 DO THAT THE COMMUNITY
7/23/09 10:03:01 WOULD LIKE US TO.
7/23/09 10:03:04 BEYOND THAT THERE IS MONEY
7/23/09 10:03:05 FOR
7/23/09 10:03:06 INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN.
7/23/09 10:03:08 WE WILL DETAIL THAT OUT AS WE
7/23/09 10:03:08 GO ALONG.
7/23/09 10:03:10 >> I THINK AS A BOARD WE ARE
7/23/09 10:03:13 SENSITIVE TO THE NEIGHBORHOODS
7/23/09 10:03:15 THAT HAVE SAID ENOUGH PLANNING,
7/23/09 10:03:17 WE HAVE SPENT THE BULK OF THE
7/23/09 10:03:19 MONEY IN PLANNING, LET'S START
7/23/09 10:03:21 MAKING PHYSICAL IMPROVEMENTS IN
7/23/09 10:03:24 THE NEIGHBORHOODS THAT WOULD
7/23/09 10:03:27 MOVE THINGS
7/23/09 10:03:29 ALONG.
7/23/09 10:03:29 THAT'S GREAT.
7/23/09 10:03:29 THANK YOU.
7/23/09 10:03:30 >> MS. MULHERN.
7/23/09 10:03:31 >> YES.
7/23/09 10:03:34 I WANTED TO FOLLOW UP ON THAT A
7/23/09 10:03:36 LITTLE BIT AND ASK FOR WHEN YOU
7/23/09 10:03:39 DO --NEXT TIME WE DO
7/23/09 10:03:40 GET
7/23/09 10:03:43 BUDGET DOCUMENTS FROM
7/23/09 10:03:44 YOU, I'M
7/23/09 10:03:46 WONDERING --THE REASON WE
7/23/09 10:03:47 DIDN'T HAVE COPIES IS BECAUSE
7/23/09 10:03:49 WE DON'T EVEN HAVE A COLOR
7/23/09 10:03:50 PRINTER FOR ONE THING.
7/23/09 10:03:52 SO WE'RE NOT SPENDING OUR MONEY
7/23/09 10:03:55 ON PRINTERS AND PRINTING.
7/23/09 10:03:57 >> THEY COULDN'T PRINT IT OUT.
7/23/09 10:03:57 >> YEAH.
7/23/09 10:03:59 WE COULDN'T GET PRINTED OUT.
7/23/09 10:04:00 I JUST WANTED TO ASK, HAD THIS
7/23/09 10:04:02 IS A SIMPLE THING, WE DON'T
7/23/09 10:04:04 NEED ALL THE BELLS AND
7/23/09 10:04:04 WHISTLES.
7/23/09 10:04:06 WE KNOW WHAT DOWNTOWN LOOKS
7/23/09 10:04:06 LIKE.
7/23/09 10:04:09 YOU KNOW, WE CAN SEE A PIE
7/23/09 10:04:11 CHART IN GRAY SCALE BECAUSE,
7/23/09 10:04:13 YOU KNOW, WHAT WE LIKE TO SEE,
7/23/09 10:04:15 I THINK AT LEAST I LIKE TO SEE
7/23/09 10:04:16 ARE NUMBERS.
7/23/09 10:04:18 SO, YOU KNOW, NEXT TIME IF YOU
7/23/09 10:04:19 CAN JUST HAVE --I DON'T KNOW
7/23/09 10:04:20 WHO YOU CREATE THIS FOR.
7/23/09 10:04:21 IS THIS JUST FOR US?
7/23/09 10:04:24 >> YES AND FOR THE COMMUNITIES
7/23/09 10:04:25 AND THE GENERAL CITIZENS.
7/23/09 10:04:26 >> OKAY.
7/23/09 10:04:28 >> WHO ARE ALSO INTERESTED IN
7/23/09 10:04:30 THE WORK OF THE REDEVELOPMENT
7/23/09 10:04:30 AGENCY.
7/23/09 10:04:33 SO WE TRY TO DO IT FOR ALL OF
7/23/09 10:04:33 THE INTERESTED PARTIES.
7/23/09 10:04:36 >> IF YOU FEEL LIKE THEY
7/23/09 10:04:36 NEED
7/23/09 10:04:39 THE GRAPHICS --AND I'M A
7/23/09 10:04:40 GRAPHIC DESIGNER, I STILL THINK
7/23/09 10:04:42 THAT FOR OUR PURPOSES, IF YOU
7/23/09 10:04:43 JUST HAVE A VERSION THAT IS
7/23/09 10:04:45 BLACK AND WHITE AND GRAY SCALE,
7/23/09 10:04:46 WE WOULD BE FINE.
7/23/09 10:04:47 WE CAN READ IT.
7/23/09 10:04:48 AND THEN A COUPLE OF OTHER
7/23/09 10:04:51 THINGS THAT I WOULD LIKE TO ASK
7/23/09 10:04:54 FOR BECAUSE I'M NOT SURE
7/23/09 10:04:56 --
7/23/09 10:04:57 REMEMBERING FROM LAST YEAR, BUT
7/23/09 10:04:59 IF WE COULD HAVE WITHIN THE
7/23/09 10:05:02 INDIVIDUAL BUDGETS WHEN YOU DO
7/23/09 10:05:03 PRESENT THE BUDGETS.
7/23/09 10:05:06 >> YES.
7/23/09 10:05:09 >> BREAKDOWNS BY
7/23/09 10:05:10 PROJECT AND BY
7/23/09 10:05:13 CONTRACTOR WITHIN THE
7/23/09 10:05:14 PROJECT
7/23/09 10:05:17 AND BY --YOU KNOW,
7/23/09 10:05:18 LINE ITEM
7/23/09 10:05:19 BREAKDOWN BY PROJECT.
7/23/09 10:05:21 WHAT LINDA IS ASKING FOR IS TO
7/23/09 10:05:24 SEE HOW MUCH WE'RE SPENDING ON
7/23/09 10:05:25 DIFFERENT THINGS.
7/23/09 10:05:28 SO IF WE'VE GOT A CAPITAL
7/23/09 10:05:29 IMPROVEMENT PROJECT AND IT'S
7/23/09 10:05:31 JUST ONE LUMP SUM THAT WE'RE
7/23/09 10:05:33 SPENDING, WE NEED TO SEE WHAT
7/23/09 10:05:35 IS BEING SPENT ON PLANNING,
7/23/09 10:05:38 WHAT IS BEING SPENT ON
7/23/09 10:05:38 PR, ON
7/23/09 10:05:39 EVERYTHING ELSE.
7/23/09 10:05:40 >> MAYBE THE BEST THING FOR ME
7/23/09 10:05:43 TO DO IS TO SIT DOWN WITH YOU
7/23/09 10:05:44 WITH OUR BUDGET DOCUMENT, THAT
7/23/09 10:05:46 WE HAVE BEEN DOING FOR THE PAST
7/23/09 10:05:48 FEW YEARS, THAT YOU HAVE
7/23/09 10:05:50 REPRESENTED TO ME HAS BEEN A
7/23/09 10:05:52 VERY WELL-DONE DOCUMENT AND SEE
7/23/09 10:05:54 WHAT CHANGES YOU WOULD LIKE TO
7/23/09 10:05:55 HAVE DONE TO THAT.
7/23/09 10:05:57 >> YEAH, THAT WOULD BE GOOD.
7/23/09 10:05:59 I WILL LOOK AT LAST YEAR'S.
7/23/09 10:06:00 >> OKAY.
7/23/09 10:06:01 >> AND SEE --I DON'T REMEMBER.
7/23/09 10:06:03 >> I THINK WITH HE PROVIDE
7/23/09 10:06:06 QUITE A BIT OF DETAIL IN THAT
7/23/09 10:06:06 DOCUMENT.
7/23/09 10:06:08 BUT IF THERE'S MORE THAT YOU
7/23/09 10:06:10 WOULD LIKE, WE WOULD BE GLAD TO
7/23/09 10:06:12 PROVIDE THAT.
7/23/09 10:06:12 >> OKAY.
7/23/09 10:06:13 THANK YOU.
7/23/09 10:06:15 >> THAT CONCLUDES MY PART OF
7/23/09 10:06:16 THE PRESENTATION.
7/23/09 10:06:19 I WOULD LIKE TO INVENT BOB
7/23/09 10:06:19 UP.
7/23/09 10:06:21 AND BOB IS GOING TO WALK YOU
7/23/09 10:06:22 THROUGH DOWNTOWN AND THE
7/23/09 10:06:22 CHANNEL DISTRICT.
7/23/09 10:06:24 EACH OF THE MANAGERS ARE GOING
7/23/09 10:06:26 TO COME UP AND GIVE YOU A
7/23/09 10:06:29 RECENT UPDATE ON HIGHLIGHTS AND
7/23/09 10:06:29 ACTIVITIES.
7/23/09 10:06:31 SOME OF THIS YOU MAY BE
7/23/09 10:06:32 FAMILIAR WITH, SOME OF YOU MAY
7/23/09 10:06:32 NOT.
7/23/09 10:06:35 FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE
7/23/09 10:06:36 VIEWING
7/23/09 10:06:36 AUDIENCE, THEY'RE GOING TO GIVE
7/23/09 10:06:39 YOU THINGS THAT ARE AFFECTING A
7/23/09 10:06:40 WORK PLAN, SOME INITIAL
7/23/09 10:06:42 THOUGHTS ON THEIR REDEVELOPMENT
7/23/09 10:06:45 PRIORITIES FOR NEXT YEAR, AND A
7/23/09 10:06:48 SENSE OF WHERE THEIR BUDGET IS
7/23/09 10:06:48 HEADING.
7/23/09 10:06:51 HOPEFULLY YOU WILL FIND
7/23/09 10:06:54 THOSE
7/23/09 10:06:57 PRESENTATIONS
7/23/09 10:06:57 HELPFUL.
7/23/09 10:07:00 BOB
7/23/09 10:07:02 .
7/23/09 10:07:04 >> GOOD MORNING.
7/23/09 10:07:04 URBAN DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
7/23/09 10:07:07 DOWNTOWN AND
7/23/09 10:07:10 THE
7/23/09 10:07:14 CHANNEL
7/23/09 10:07:17 DISTRICT . YOU SAY LESS FANCY
7/23/09 10:07:20 INAUGURATIONS
7/23/09 10:07:23 AND MORE
7/23/09 10:07:23 GRAPHIC
7/23/09 10:07:26 --
7/23/09 10:07:29 LESS FANCY
7/23/09 10:07:37 GRAPHICS.
7/23/09 10:07:40 >> SOME OF THE REDEVELOPMENT
7/23/09 10:07:41 HIGHLIGHTS ARE HIGHLIGHTED
7/23/09 10:07:42 THERE IN APPROXIMATE PICTURES.
7/23/09 10:07:44 WE HAVE THE ELEMENT WHICH WAS
7/23/09 10:07:46 COMPLETED IN JANUARY OF THIS
7/23/09 10:07:47 YEAR.
7/23/09 10:07:48 WE HAVE WATERFRONT PARK AND THE
7/23/09 10:07:50 MUSEUMS THERE ON THE TOP RIGHT.
7/23/09 10:07:52 THAT'S THE TAMPA MUSEUM OF ART
7/23/09 10:07:55 ON THE BOTTOM LEFT AND
7/23/09 10:07:56 THE
7/23/09 10:07:57 TWILIGHT CRITERION WHICH WAS AN
7/23/09 10:08:00 EVENT THAT WAS BROUGHT
7/23/09 10:08:00 TO
7/23/09 10:08:03 DOWNTOWN THIS PAST YEAR AND THE
7/23/09 10:08:06 DOWNTOWN CRA WAS ONE
7/23/09 10:08:07 OF THE
7/23/09 10:08:07 SPONSORS.
7/23/09 10:08:08 CURRENT CONDITIONS, UNLIKE MANY
7/23/09 10:08:10 PLACES IN THE UNITED STATES, WE
7/23/09 10:08:12 HAVE A GREAT FLURRY OF ACTIVITY
7/23/09 10:08:14 BOTH PRIVATE AND PUBLIC
7/23/09 10:08:14 INVESTMENT.
7/23/09 10:08:17 I THINK IN THE LONG-TERM IT
7/23/09 10:08:20 WILL PAY
7/23/09 10:08:21 GREAT DIVIDENDS.
7/23/09 10:08:23 FOLLOWING UP THAT, WE WILL HAVE
7/23/09 10:08:26 THE REOPENING OF THE WATERFRONT
7/23/09 10:08:28 PARK, THE GLACIER CHILDREN'S
7/23/09 10:08:28 MUSEUM.
7/23/09 10:08:32 WE WILL HAVE THE REOPENING OF
7/23/09 10:08:34 THE HOTEL WHICH WILL BE QUITE
7/23/09 10:08:37 THE EVENT FOR DOWNTOWN.
7/23/09 10:08:38 I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAVE HAD AN
7/23/09 10:08:40 OPPORTUNITY TO GO IN THERE, BUT
7/23/09 10:08:42 IT'S AMAZING WHAT THIS PERSON
7/23/09 10:08:43 HAS DONE WITH PRIVATE FUNDING,
7/23/09 10:08:45 WITH NO REACH TO THE GOVERNMENT
7/23/09 10:08:47 AND IT WILL BE A GREAT TOOL FOR
7/23/09 10:08:47 DOWNTOWN.
7/23/09 10:08:49 WE ARE GOING TO HAVE THE
7/23/09 10:08:52 DOWNTOWN WATER LINES REPLACED
7/23/09 10:08:52 THIS YEAR.
7/23/09 10:08:55 AND I'M VERY HAPPY
7/23/09 10:08:57 TO SAY THAT
7/23/09 10:08:58 THERE'S BEEN STRONG
7/23/09 10:08:59 COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE
7/23/09 10:09:00 RESIDENTS AND THE BUSINESS
7/23/09 10:09:02 OWNERS DOWN TOWN AND THE CITY
7/23/09 10:09:04 OF TAMPA FOR THESE SERVICES.
7/23/09 10:09:07 THAT WILL BE HAPPENING IN THE
7/23/09 10:09:07 NEXT YEAR.
7/23/09 10:09:08 AGAIN, REACHING OUT TO THE
7/23/09 10:09:10 COMMUNITY AND MAKING IT IT A
7/23/09 10:09:12 LITTLE EASIER TO USE FOR
7/23/09 10:09:12 PEOPLE.
7/23/09 10:09:15 AND NEW RESIDENTS CONTINUE TO
7/23/09 10:09:16 MOVE IN.
7/23/09 10:09:17 AND FOLLOWING THEM WE HAVE NEW
7/23/09 10:09:18 RESTAURANTS AND RETAIL.
7/23/09 10:09:19 IT'S VERY INTERESTING, IF YOU
7/23/09 10:09:20 READ SOME OF THE THINGS IN THE
7/23/09 10:09:22 NEWSPAPER, YOU WOULD FIND THAT
7/23/09 10:09:25 IT'S ONLY GLOOM AND DOOM.
7/23/09 10:09:26 YET, ELEMENT WHICH OPENED THE
7/23/09 10:09:29 LAST WEEK IN JANUARY IS ABOUT
7/23/09 10:09:29 30% OCCUPIED.
7/23/09 10:09:31 WE HAVE TEN NEW RESTAURANTS
7/23/09 10:09:32 OPEN IN THE LAST YEAR.
7/23/09 10:09:35 SOMETHING THAT WAS --I NEVER
7/23/09 10:09:37 WOULD HAVE IMAGINED DOWNTOWN
7/23/09 10:09:39 SINCE THE '70s, WE HAD A BIKE
7/23/09 10:09:40 SHOP OPEN THIS LAST MONTH.
7/23/09 10:09:42 THAT'S A DIFFERENT KIND OF
7/23/09 10:09:43 RETAIL.
7/23/09 10:09:44 AND IT'S REFLECTIVE OF THE FACT
7/23/09 10:09:46 THAT WE HAVE RESIDENTS LIVING
7/23/09 10:09:47 IN DOWNTOWN.
7/23/09 10:09:50 AS A GOVERNMENT, WE NEED TO
7/23/09 10:09:52 SERVICE THOSE FOLKS.
7/23/09 10:09:55 SO FOR FISCAL YEAR 10, KEY
7/23/09 10:09:57 REDEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES, WE
7/23/09 10:09:59 HAVE THE ACTIVATION OF
7/23/09 10:10:00 WATERFRONT PARK.
7/23/09 10:10:02 WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THESE
7/23/09 10:10:04 FABULOUS VENUES HERE IN
7/23/09 10:10:06 DOWNTOWN AND IT WILL BE
7/23/09 10:10:09 INCUMBENT UPON THE
7/23/09 10:10:10 CRA TO HELP
7/23/09 10:10:11 INVIGORATE THEM AND GET
7/23/09 10:10:13 ACTIVITIES IN THEM, WHETHER
7/23/09 10:10:15 THAT'S MUSIC OR ART OR
7/23/09 10:10:17 FESTIVALS, THAT'S THE KIND OF
7/23/09 10:10:18 ACTIVITIES THAT WE'RE LOOKING
7/23/09 10:10:21 AT WITH THE
7/23/09 10:10:21 PARKS DEPARTMENT.
7/23/09 10:10:23 IN THE NEXT MONTH --ACTUALLY
7/23/09 10:10:26 IT SHOULD BE LATER
7/23/09 10:10:32 THIS
7/23/09 10:10:33 MONTH,
7/23/09 10:10:35 US BANK --WE PARTICIPATED IN
7/23/09 10:10:35 THAT.
7/23/09 10:10:36 THEY INVESTED A FEW MILLION
7/23/09 10:10:37 DOLLARS IN THIS PROJECT.
7/23/09 10:10:40 AND IT'S OWE HE OWE I THINK
7/23/09 10:10:43 IT'S A GOOD EXPLANATION
7/23/09 10:10:44 OF A
7/23/09 10:10:45 PRIVATE-PUBLIC PARTNERSHIP.
7/23/09 10:10:47 WE ARE CONTINUING TO WORK ON
7/23/09 10:10:49 IMPLEMENTATION OF THE IN-TOWN
7/23/09 10:10:49 ARTS PLAN.
7/23/09 10:10:51 AGAIN, WE HAVE EXPANDED THAT.
7/23/09 10:10:54 IT'S NOT JUST THE
7/23/09 10:10:54 CHANNEL
7/23/09 10:10:54 DISTRICT.
7/23/09 10:10:56 IT'S DOWNTOWN.
7/23/09 10:10:58 IT'S GENERAL DISTRICT, IT'S
7/23/09 10:10:59 EBOR.
7/23/09 10:11:00 THERE'S A SYNERGY BETWEEN THE
7/23/09 10:11:01 THREE.
7/23/09 10:11:02 WE HAVE GREAT VENUES FOR THAT
7/23/09 10:11:05 AND WE ARE WORKING
7/23/09 10:11:06 TOGETHER.
7/23/09 10:11:08 IT BASICALLY LEVERAGES THE
7/23/09 10:11:09 DOLLARS AS W WE ARE WORKING ON
7/23/09 10:11:12 EXPANSION OF THE
7/23/09 10:11:15 DOWNTOWN
7/23/09 10:11:15 MARKET.
7/23/09 10:11:16 THE REVITALZATION OF THE
7/23/09 10:11:17 COURTHOUSE, WE ARE WORKING WITH
7/23/09 10:11:19 SEVERAL PEOPLE ON THAT.
7/23/09 10:11:20 AND OTHER NEIGHBORHOOD
7/23/09 10:11:20 INITIATIVES.
7/23/09 10:11:22 AGAIN, WE HAVE RESIDENTS NOW.
7/23/09 10:11:25 AND SO WE'RE LOOKING
7/23/09 10:11:25 AT THINGS
7/23/09 10:11:28 TO --NOT ONLY TO THE BUSINESS
7/23/09 10:11:30 COMMUNITY BUT ALSO TO THE
7/23/09 10:11:31 RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY.
7/23/09 10:11:33 WE ARE LOOKING AND DEVELOPING
7/23/09 10:11:35 OPPORTUNITIES TO THE HIGH SPEED
7/23/09 10:11:36 RAIL DOWNTOWN.
7/23/09 10:11:37 BECAUSE THAT IS SOMETHING OUT
7/23/09 10:11:39 THERE WITH A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT
7/23/09 10:11:41 OF MONEY AND IMPACT, WE HAVE
7/23/09 10:11:43 CITY OF TAMPA LAND, WE HAVE THE
7/23/09 10:11:45 F DOT LAND AND WE HAVE THE
7/23/09 10:11:47 STATE OF FLORIDA.
7/23/09 10:11:50 THERE COULD BE A REAL
7/23/09 10:11:52 POSSIBILITY FOR SYNERGY BETWEEN
7/23/09 10:11:53 THE THREE GROUPS.
7/23/09 10:11:54 >> QUESTION?
7/23/09 10:11:56 >> KEEP ONGOING.
7/23/09 10:11:57 >> FASTER.
7/23/09 10:11:57 FASTER.
7/23/09 10:11:59 >>> HERE IS OUR TIFF REVENUE
7/23/09 10:12:01 HISTORY AND OUR PROJECTIONS.
7/23/09 10:12:04 AGAIN, AS MARK STATED, WE COULD
7/23/09 10:12:06 HAVE A REAL IMPACT IN THE
7/23/09 10:12:06 COMMERCIAL.
7/23/09 10:12:09 AGAIN, BECAUSE A LOT OF OUR
7/23/09 10:12:10 TIFF REVENUES DOWNTOWN ARE TIED
7/23/09 10:12:13 TO THE OFFICE BUILDINGS,
7/23/09 10:12:13 WE'VE
7/23/09 10:12:15 GOT ABOUT 18% VACANCY.
7/23/09 10:12:18 WE HAVE NOT
7/23/09 10:12:21 HAD
7/23/09 10:12:24 A
7/23/09 10:12:30 LOT OF
7/23/09 10:12:32 ABSORBING.
7/23/09 10:12:34 A BRIEF OVERVIEW WHERE WE ARE
7/23/09 10:12:35 LOOKING FOR 10.
7/23/09 10:12:36 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS, A
7/23/09 10:12:38 LOT OF THAT MONEY IS THE
7/23/09 10:12:40 FUNDING FOR THE PARK.
7/23/09 10:12:41 REDEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT IS THE
7/23/09 10:12:44 BOND PAYMENT FOR THE CONVENTION
7/23/09 10:12:44 CENTER.
7/23/09 10:12:45 DISTRICT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES,
7/23/09 10:12:47 IF YOU SEE THAT NUMBER IS UP A
7/23/09 10:12:48 LITTLE BIT.
7/23/09 10:12:48 AGAIN, BECAUSE WE FEEL LIKE
7/23/09 10:12:50 WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THE
7/23/09 10:12:52 OPPORTUNITY TO DO MORE SPONSOR
7/23/09 10:12:55 SHIPS IN THE PARK AND IN
7/23/09 10:12:55 THE
7/23/09 10:12:56 WATERFRONT PARK.
7/23/09 10:12:59 AND THEN OUR OPERATIONS AND
7/23/09 10:13:02 ADMINISTRATION, WHICH
7/23/09 10:13:03 REFLECTS
7/23/09 10:13:06 A DOWNWARD
7/23/09 10:13:06 TREND.
7/23/09 10:13:06 QUESTIONS?
7/23/09 10:13:07 >> ARE YOU FINISHED IN.
7/23/09 10:13:08 >> EXCUSE ME?
7/23/09 10:13:09 >> ARE YOU FINISHED?
7/23/09 10:13:11 >> I AM.
7/23/09 10:13:11 >> OKAY.
7/23/09 10:13:11 THANK YOU.
7/23/09 10:13:13 >> I WAS VERY PLEASED TO SEE
7/23/09 10:13:14 THAT NUMBER THAT IS SPENT --
7/23/09 10:13:16 THAT IS GOING TO BE SPENT ON
7/23/09 10:13:16 PROGRAMMING.
7/23/09 10:13:17 >> YEAH.
7/23/09 10:13:19 >> AND I KNOW THAT THERE'S AN
7/23/09 10:13:20 EAGERNESS BY A VARIETY OF FOLK
7/23/09 10:13:23 IT'S TO SEE MORE ACTIVITY AND
7/23/09 10:13:24 THAT WILL MAKE OUR INVESTMENT
7/23/09 10:13:27 IN THE PARKS AND ALL THOSE
7/23/09 10:13:28 THINGS WORTH WHILE.
7/23/09 10:13:31 I WONDER IF AT A FUTURE DATE,
7/23/09 10:13:32 AND YOU BE THE JUDGE WHETHER
7/23/09 10:13:34 IT'S 30, 60 OR 90 DAYS, YOU
7/23/09 10:13:36 COULD COME BACK TO US WITH A
7/23/09 10:13:37 BRIEF PRESENTATION ON WHAT
7/23/09 10:13:40 WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING TO
7/23/09 10:13:41 ACTIVATE THESE PHASES AND
7/23/09 10:13:44 WHETHER IT'S GOING TO BE 1
7/23/09 10:13:46 THROUGH U OR FRIENDS OF THE
7/23/09 10:13:48 RIVER OR THROUGH THE PARKS
7/23/09 10:13:48 DEPARTMENT.
7/23/09 10:13:51 WE NEED TO MAKE IT AS EASY AS
7/23/09 10:13:53 --YOU KNOW, FOR NONPROFITS AND
7/23/09 10:13:54 OTHER PEOPLE THAT WANT TO MAKE
7/23/09 10:13:55 THINGS HAPPEN IN THESE SPACES
7/23/09 10:13:57 TO USE AS POSSIBLE.
7/23/09 10:13:59 AND I SPOKE WITH KAREN ABOUT
7/23/09 10:13:59 MAKING IT EASIER.
7/23/09 10:14:01 SHE SAID THAT PARKS IS TRYING
7/23/09 10:14:02 TO DO THAT.
7/23/09 10:14:04 I KNOW IT'S BEEN BUMPY AND
7/23/09 10:14:05 COMPLICATED IN THE PAST.
7/23/09 10:14:08 WE REALLY NEED TO MAKE IT
7/23/09 10:14:08 BETTER.
7/23/09 10:14:10 SO IF YOU COULD COME BACK TO US
7/23/09 10:14:12 AS PART OF THE CRA MEETING WITH
7/23/09 10:14:13 HOW WE WILL GET THE PROGRAMMING
7/23/09 10:14:15 TO HAPPEN AFTER OCTOBER, THAT
7/23/09 10:14:15 WOULD BE GREAT.
7/23/09 10:14:17 >> I WOULD BE HAPPY TO DO THAT.
7/23/09 10:14:20 AS A MATTER
7/23/09 10:14:23 OF FACT, MS. PAULIS
7/23/09 10:14:26 HAS BEEN INVITED AS PART
7/23/09 10:14:28 OF THE
7/23/09 10:14:28 PROCESS.
7/23/09 10:14:30 WE WANT TO LEVERAGE THE LIMITED
7/23/09 10:14:32 RESOURCES THAT WE HAVE AND MAKE
7/23/09 10:14:34 SURE THERE'S NOT AN OVERLAP IN
7/23/09 10:14:36 SPENDING TO BE MORE EFFICIENT
7/23/09 10:14:37 AND GET MORE BANG FOR OUR
7/23/09 10:14:38 DOLLARS.
7/23/09 10:14:40 YES, WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO DO
7/23/09 10:14:40 THAT.
7/23/09 10:14:40 >> OKAY.
7/23/09 10:14:43 AGAIN, I'M GOING TO MOVE ON TO
7/23/09 10:14:46 THE
7/23/09 10:14:51 CHANNEL DISTRICT.
7/23/09 10:14:53 CHANNEL DISTRICT ON THE NORTH
7/23/09 10:14:56 WITH THE EXPRESSWAY, THE EBOR
7/23/09 10:14:57 CHANNEL AND MERIDIAN.
7/23/09 10:14:58 SOME OF THE PROJECTS, SOME OF
7/23/09 10:15:00 THE THINGS GOING ON RIGHT NOW,
7/23/09 10:15:02 THERE ARE TWO PICTURES IN THE
7/23/09 10:15:04 TOP LEFT AND BOTTOM RIGHT.
7/23/09 10:15:06 WE DO HAVE A NEW PROJECT THAT
7/23/09 10:15:07 HAS BEEN INTRODUCED.
7/23/09 10:15:08 THE FIRST PHASE IS DONE.
7/23/09 10:15:10 THE SECOND PHASE WILL BE DONE
7/23/09 10:15:11 THIS YEAR.
7/23/09 10:15:13 THEY HAVE LEASED ABOUT 25 OF
7/23/09 10:15:14 THEIR UNITS AND THEY'RE OUT
7/23/09 10:15:17 THERE RIGHT NOW ATTEMPTING TO
7/23/09 10:15:18 SELL.
7/23/09 10:15:21 AGAIN, THE TOP RIGHT IS
7/23/09 10:15:24 A
7/23/09 10:15:26 REMINDER THAT THE ARTS ARE
7/23/09 10:15:28 IMPORTANT IN THE CHANNEL
7/23/09 10:15:30 DISTRICT AND WE WILL CONTINUE
7/23/09 10:15:31 TO SUPPORT THEM.
7/23/09 10:15:33 IN THE ARTS PROGRAM WE WERE
7/23/09 10:15:35 TALKING ABOUT CHANGING EYESORES
7/23/09 10:15:35 INTO ICONS.
7/23/09 10:15:37 AND WE HAVE THREE OR FOUR
7/23/09 10:15:40 PROJECTS
7/23/09 10:15:41 THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT
7/23/09 10:15:43 THAT WILL DO THAT.
7/23/09 10:15:44 TRANSPORTATION HAS BEEN AN
7/23/09 10:15:47 IMPORTANT PART OF THE CHANNEL
7/23/09 10:15:47 DISTRICT.
7/23/09 10:15:49 WE HAVE THE HISTORIC STREET
7/23/09 10:15:52 CAR, WE HAVE THE TROLLY AND
7/23/09 10:15:52 THE
7/23/09 10:15:53 ELECTRIC CARS AND WE'RE TYING
7/23/09 10:15:56 THEM TOGETHER TO MAKE IT A
7/23/09 10:15:57 GREAT RESIDENTIAL PLACE TO
7/23/09 10:15:57 LIVE.
7/23/09 10:15:59 IN THE CHANNEL MALL AND THE
7/23/09 10:16:01 CARNIVAL SHIP IN THE MIDDLE,
7/23/09 10:16:04 THAT IS AN ACTIVITY DRIVER
7/23/09 10:16:05 FOR
7/23/09 10:16:05 OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.
7/23/09 10:16:07 ROYAL CARIBBEAN HAS ANNOUNCED
7/23/09 10:16:09 THAT THEY WILL BRING A LARGER
7/23/09 10:16:11 SHIP INTO THE DISTRICT THIS
7/23/09 10:16:11 YEAR.
7/23/09 10:16:13 >>> SALES AND LEASING OF
7/23/09 10:16:15 RESIDENTIAL UNITS IS
7/23/09 10:16:15 CONTINUING.
7/23/09 10:16:17 REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOU MIGHT
7/23/09 10:16:18 HAVE READ, THERE ARE A LOT OF
7/23/09 10:16:20 PEOPLE MOVING INTO THE
7/23/09 10:16:20 NEIGHBORHOOD.
7/23/09 10:16:22 LEASES ON AN AVERAGE BETWEEN 20
7/23/09 10:16:24 TO 30 UNITS A MONTH.
7/23/09 10:16:27 THE PLACE, 20 TO 30 UNITS A
7/23/09 10:16:27 MONTH.
7/23/09 10:16:30 IF YOU REMEMBER, THAT WAS A
7/23/09 10:16:32 DISTRESSED SELL.
7/23/09 10:16:35 A CANADIAN INVESTOR CAME IN AND
7/23/09 10:16:37 BOUT 20 TO 30 UNITS.
7/23/09 10:16:38 THEY ARE LEASING ALL THAT THEY
7/23/09 10:16:38 HAVE.
7/23/09 10:16:40 SO WE HAVE A LOT OF NEW
7/23/09 10:16:42 NEIGHBORS COMING IN HERE.
7/23/09 10:16:44 IT'S BECOMING A REAL
7/23/09 10:16:44 NEIGHBORHOOD.
7/23/09 10:16:47 WE HAVE INTEREST
7/23/09 10:16:47 IN RETAIL.
7/23/09 10:16:48 THAT'S STARTING.
7/23/09 10:16:49 WE WILL TALK ABOUT A PROGRAM
7/23/09 10:16:51 THAT WE ARE GOING TO INTRODUCE
7/23/09 10:16:51 LATER.
7/23/09 10:16:53 BUT THE POWER HOUSE GYM IS THE
7/23/09 10:16:54 FIRST LARGE RETAILER TO MOVE
7/23/09 10:16:56 OUTSIDE OF THE CHANNEL SIDE
7/23/09 10:16:57 MALL.
7/23/09 10:16:58 WE HAVE 25,000 SQUARE FEET.
7/23/09 10:17:01 WHAT IS AMAZING IS THAT THEY
7/23/09 10:17:03 PRESOLD I BELIEVE 700
7/23/09 10:17:06 MEMBERSHIPS PRIOR TO THE GYM
7/23/09 10:17:06 HOPING.
7/23/09 10:17:08 IT OPENED THE FIRST OF JUNE AND
7/23/09 10:17:10 THEY HAVE ALMOST 1300 MEMBERS
7/23/09 10:17:10 RIGHT NOW.
7/23/09 10:17:10 >> GREAT.
7/23/09 10:17:12 >> AND THE BIG NEWS IS THAT A
7/23/09 10:17:15 LOT OF
7/23/09 10:17:18 THAT IS THE 33602 ZIP
7/23/09 10:17:18 CODE.
7/23/09 10:17:20 WE HAVE RESIDENTS SUPPORTING A
7/23/09 10:17:20 LOCAL RETAILER.
7/23/09 10:17:21 IT'S INTERESTING.
7/23/09 10:17:21 >> THAT'S GREAT.
7/23/09 10:17:24 >> PHASE 2 OF THE SLATE IS
7/23/09 10:17:24 NEARING COMPLETION.
7/23/09 10:17:26 THEY ARE HAVING RESIDENTS MOVE
7/23/09 10:17:27 IN THERE.
7/23/09 10:17:29 AND THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT
7/23/09 10:17:30 ALTHOUGH WE HAVE A DIFFICULT
7/23/09 10:17:31 SITUATION, BECAUSE WE HAVE NEW
7/23/09 10:17:33 PROJECTS AND BECAUSE WE HAVE
7/23/09 10:17:34 RETAIL, THEY'RE GOING TO SHOW
7/23/09 10:17:35 OFF IN THE TAX ROLES NEXT YEAR
7/23/09 10:17:38 AND WE WILL HAVE MORE MONEY
7/23/09 10:17:39 TO
7/23/09 10:17:40 REINVEST INTO THE NEIGHBORHOOD.
7/23/09 10:17:42 WE ARE WORKING ON THE
7/23/09 10:17:44 COORDINATION IMPLEMENTATION OF
7/23/09 10:17:44 THE ARTS TOWN.
7/23/09 10:17:47 WE HAVE
7/23/09 10:17:48 THE EYESORES, THE ICONS
7/23/09 10:17:50 AND WE ARE WORKING IN
7/23/09 10:17:53 CONJUNCTION WITH THE DOWNTOWN
7/23/09 10:17:56 AND EBOR CITY
7/23/09 10:17:56 FOLKS.
7/23/09 10:17:56 >>> REDEVELOPMENT.
7/23/09 10:17:59 MY FIRST, MY SECOND, MY THIRD
7/23/09 10:18:02 AND FOURTH
7/23/09 10:18:03 IS PROBABLY INITIATE
7/23/09 10:18:05 DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION.
7/23/09 10:18:07 AND I WILL BE COMING BACK TO
7/23/09 10:18:08 THE BOARD SHORTLY WITH A PIECE
7/23/09 10:18:10 OF LAND AND A CONTRACT.
7/23/09 10:18:13 >>> COMPLETE ENGINEERING AND
7/23/09 10:18:16 PERMITTING FOR THE YORK STREET
7/23/09 10:18:16 STORM WATER.
7/23/09 10:18:19 YOU TALKED ABOUT PUTTING MONEY
7/23/09 10:18:20 INTO THE INFRASTRUCTURE.
7/23/09 10:18:22 THIS IS THE FIRST VERY LARGE
7/23/09 10:18:23 PROJECT THAT WE WILL SEE.
7/23/09 10:18:25 THIS WILL TAKE CARE OF THE
7/23/09 10:18:26 FLOODING ISSUES THAT WE HAVE ON
7/23/09 10:18:29 SOME OF
7/23/09 10:18:32 THE
7/23/09 10:18:32 STREETS.
7/23/09 10:18:34 IT WILL HANDLE ALL OF THE
7/23/09 10:18:36 DRAINAGE FOR THE CHANNEL
7/23/09 10:18:36 DISTRICT.
7/23/09 10:18:37 AGAIN, I'M GOING TO BE COMING
7/23/09 10:18:40 TO YOU IN THE COMING
7/23/09 10:18:42 MONTHS ON
7/23/09 10:18:42 INFRASTRUCTURE.
7/23/09 10:18:44 IT WILL HANDLE THE WASTE WATER
7/23/09 10:18:45 SITUATION FOR THE CHANNEL
7/23/09 10:18:46 DISTRICT, THE ENTIRE DISTRICT
7/23/09 10:18:48 WELL INTO THE FUTURE.
7/23/09 10:18:49 WE ARE WORKING ON THE
7/23/09 10:18:50 ENGINEERING AND CONNECTING
7/23/09 10:18:52 WASHINGTON STREET TO THE NEW
7/23/09 10:18:54 STORM WATER BASIN.
7/23/09 10:18:57 AGAIN, COMING UNDER CHANNEL
7/23/09 10:18:59 SIDE DRIVE.
7/23/09 10:19:01 INITIATING A NEIGHBORHOOD
7/23/09 10:19:02 AMENITY INCENTIVE PROGRAM.
7/23/09 10:19:04 THAT IS A LINE ITEM ON AT
7/23/09 10:19:05 BRENDA THAT I WILL BE BACK TO
7/23/09 10:19:06 TALK TO YOU ABOUT.
7/23/09 10:19:09 WE WILL CONTINUE TO
7/23/09 10:19:12 MAKE
7/23/09 10:19:12 INTERIM IMPROVEMENT.
7/23/09 10:19:15 WE HAD A STRIPING TEAM OUT
7/23/09 10:19:17 THERE LAST WEEK DOING STRIPING.
7/23/09 10:19:19 WE ARE LOOKING TO ADD MORE
7/23/09 10:19:22 SIDEWALKS AND WE BROUGHT
7/23/09 10:19:23 IN THE
7/23/09 10:19:23 RECYCLING.
7/23/09 10:19:24 WHERE PUTTING IN MORE
7/23/09 10:19:25 SIDEWALKS.
7/23/09 10:19:26 AGAIN, WE HAVE NEIGHBORS, WE
7/23/09 10:19:27 HAVE PEOPLE WITH DOGS.
7/23/09 10:19:29 WE NEED TO SERVICE THESE
7/23/09 10:19:29 PEOPLE.
7/23/09 10:19:32 AND THE PORT PROJECT IS UNDER
7/23/09 10:19:32 WAY.
7/23/09 10:19:34 WE SPENT A LOT OF TIME WORKING
7/23/09 10:19:35 WITH THE CITIES AND THE
7/23/09 10:19:36 NEIGHBORS, LISTENING TO THEM.
7/23/09 10:19:38 AND THEY ARE GOING TO BE
7/23/09 10:19:41 BEGINNING THEIR FOUNDATION WORK
7/23/09 10:19:44 ANY TIME NOW.
7/23/09 10:19:45 A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE DOLLARS
7/23/09 10:19:49 INVOLVED
7/23/09 10:19:51 IN THE CRA: WE TOOK
7/23/09 10:19:54 ABOUT A $400,000 DECREASE THIS
7/23/09 10:19:54 YEAR.
7/23/09 10:19:55 AND THERE'S THE --THIS IS
7/23/09 10:19:58 WHERE THE RUBBER MEETS THE
7/23/09 10:19:58 ROAD.
7/23/09 10:20:00 THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT
7/23/09 10:20:00 PROGRAMS.
7/23/09 10:20:01 THE LYONNAIS SHARE OF THAT
7/23/09 10:20:04 PROJECT WILL BE
7/23/09 10:20:07 GOING INTO
7/23/09 10:20:08 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS.
7/23/09 10:20:11 IT WAS ONE OF THE SPONSORS
7/23/09 10:20:12 OF
7/23/09 10:20:12 THE FIRE WORKS.
7/23/09 10:20:14 IT WAS AT RISK THIS YEAR.
7/23/09 10:20:16 WE HAVE A COUPLE OF PROJECT
7/23/09 10:20:17 THAT'S WE WILL BE WORKING ON
7/23/09 10:20:20 THE LIGHTS ON TAMPA WAS THIS
7/23/09 10:20:22 PAST YEAR SPONSORED BY THE
7/23/09 10:20:25 CHANNEL DISTRICT CRA AND THEN
7/23/09 10:20:28 OPERATIONS
7/23/09 10:20:30 AND ADMINISTRATION.
7/23/09 10:20:30 QUESTIONS?
7/23/09 10:20:32 >> THAT'S IT.
7/23/09 10:20:35 >> THANK
7/23/09 10:20:36 YOU.
7/23/09 10:20:38 >> VINCE PARDO, PLEASE.
7/23/09 10:20:41 >>
7/23/09 10:20:43 GOOD MORNING.
7/23/09 10:20:46 VINCE
7/23/09 10:20:50 PARDO.
7/23/09 10:20:53 EVEN THOUGH WE ARE WITH
7/23/09 10:20:54 EBOR
7/23/09 10:20:57 CITY, AS YOU KNOW
7/23/09 10:21:00 WE HAVE TWO
7/23/09 10:21:00 CRAs.
7/23/09 10:21:03 ONE WAS CREATED IN
7/23/09 10:21:04 2003.
7/23/09 10:21:06 NUMBER 2 IS THE NEIGHBORHOOD
7/23/09 10:21:07 AREA SURROUNDING THE COMMERCIAL
7/23/09 10:21:10 CORE TO THE NORTHWEST, SOUTH OF
7/23/09 10:21:12 7th AVENUE AND EAST OF 22nd
7/23/09 10:21:12 STREET.
7/23/09 10:21:15 AND WE WILL BE GOING OVER BOTH
7/23/09 10:21:16 OF THOSE TODAY.
7/23/09 10:21:18 SOME OF THESE THINGS THE PAST
7/23/09 10:21:21 YEAR, A LOT OF INVESTMENT EVEN
7/23/09 10:21:22 THOUGH IT'S BEEN SPREAD A LOT
7/23/09 10:21:25 OF DIFFERENT WAYS, A LOT OF
7/23/09 10:21:26 INVESTMENT IN RED BRICK.
7/23/09 10:21:28 BOTH IN RESTORING THE RED BRICK
7/23/09 10:21:30 THAT WE HAVE OUT THERE,
7/23/09 10:21:32 SOMETIMES IT BECOMES UNRAVELED.
7/23/09 10:21:34 IF YOU LOSE A COUPLE BRICKS, IT
7/23/09 10:21:35 COMES AAPART.
7/23/09 10:21:38 WE NEED TO HAVE THAT DONE
7/23/09 10:21:38 CORRECTLY.
7/23/09 10:21:39 WE HAVE IDENTIFIED AN EXCELLENT
7/23/09 10:21:41 CONTRACTOR WHO IS WORKING ON
7/23/09 10:21:43 THE PAVERS BUT ALSO THE BRICK.
7/23/09 10:21:45 IN ADDITION, WHAT YOU SEE HERE
7/23/09 10:21:48 IS THE INSTALLATION OF
7/23/09 10:21:49 RED
7/23/09 10:21:52 BRICK ENTRYWAYS INTO KEY
7/23/09 10:21:53 NEIGHBORHOOD AREAS.
7/23/09 10:21:54 NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS GOT
7/23/09 10:21:56 TOGETHER AND IDENTIFIED THEY
7/23/09 10:21:59 WANT A RED BRICK
7/23/09 10:21:59 CROSSWALKS.
7/23/09 10:22:00 WE ARE COMPLETING THIS YEAR THE
7/23/09 10:22:02 SECOND PHASE OF THAT.
7/23/09 10:22:04 AND THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF ONE
7/23/09 10:22:05 OF THOSE APRONS.
7/23/09 10:22:08 WE WERE NOT ABLE TO REBRICK THE
7/23/09 10:22:08 ENTIRE STREET BUT WE ARE
7/23/09 10:22:10 LOOKING TO HAVE THE AMBIANCE
7/23/09 10:22:12 THERE UNTIL WE COME TO A POINT
7/23/09 10:22:14 OF BEING ABLE TO DO THAT.
7/23/09 10:22:17 IN THE UPPER RIGHT AND
7/23/09 10:22:18 LOWER --
7/23/09 10:22:20 LOWER RIGHT, THERE'S A COUPLE
7/23/09 10:22:23 OF EXAMPLES OF OUR EFFORTS TO
7/23/09 10:22:25 TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE BIG MAJOR
7/23/09 10:22:26 EVENTS SUCH AS THE SUPER BOWL.
7/23/09 10:22:28 WE DID A LOT OF SPRUCING UP
7/23/09 10:22:30 WITH THE TIFF DOLLARS AS WELL
7/23/09 10:22:31 AS OTHER DOLLARS AVAILABLE TO
7/23/09 10:22:34 US AND A LOT OF PRIVATE
7/23/09 10:22:35 INITIATIVES AS WELL.
7/23/09 10:22:37 SO COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS GOT
7/23/09 10:22:39 TOGETHER AND WE PUT SOME OF
7/23/09 10:22:42 THEIR MONEY INTO DOING THAT.
7/23/09 10:22:45 ONE OF OUR GROUPS THIS PAST
7/23/09 10:22:47 CHRISTMAS PUT NOT THEIR OWN
7/23/09 10:22:50 DOLLARS FOR A PRIZE AS A
7/23/09 10:22:50 DECORATED STORE FRONT.
7/23/09 10:22:52 WE ARE SEEING THAT TAKE PLACE
7/23/09 10:22:52 IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.
7/23/09 10:22:53 WE ARE PLEASED WITH THAT.
7/23/09 10:22:55 DURING THE SUPER BOWL
7/23/09 10:22:57 ACTIVITIES, WE HAD FOUR DAYS OF
7/23/09 10:23:00 LIVE PROGRAMMING FOR SPORTS
7/23/09 10:23:03 ACTIVITIES OUT OF THE
7/23/09 10:23:04 CITY.
7/23/09 10:23:07 WE HAD AL ROKER THERE.
7/23/09 10:23:09 THE LOWER LEFT IS PICTURE OF
7/23/09 10:23:09 TALKING HEADS.
7/23/09 10:23:10 ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE
7/23/09 10:23:13 THINGS THAT WE HAVE DONE IN
7/23/09 10:23:15 EBOR IS HAVE THE GRASS ROOTS
7/23/09 10:23:16 PROGRAM INPUT BEFORE WE BRING
7/23/09 10:23:18 ANYTHING TO YOU AS FAR AS
7/23/09 10:23:18 BUDGETS.
7/23/09 10:23:20 WE HAVE DONE THAT FOR YEARS AND
7/23/09 10:23:21 CONTINUE TO DO THAT.
7/23/09 10:23:22 AFTER OUR COMMUNITY MEETING
7/23/09 10:23:25 WHICH SOME OF YOU PARTICIPATED
7/23/09 10:23:28 IN, WE
7/23/09 10:23:31 HAVE A PRIORITYZATION
7/23/09 10:23:31 SESSION.
7/23/09 10:23:34 IT'S GOING TO BE PRIORITY
7/23/09 10:23:36 THINGS IN THE UPCOMING YEAR.
7/23/09 10:23:37 THAT REALLY PRODUCES THE
7/23/09 10:23:38 BUDGETS FOR THIS YEAR.
7/23/09 10:23:41 AS WE GO THROUGH THE BUDGETS, I
7/23/09 10:23:44 CAN'T STRESS ENOUGH WHEN WE SAW
7/23/09 10:23:46 THINGS HAPPENING AS FAR AS THE
7/23/09 10:23:49 ECONOMY, ALL OF US, MANAGERS,
7/23/09 10:23:50 HAVE TAKEN A FRESH LOOK WITH
7/23/09 10:23:51 THE COMMUNITIES AND GONE OVER
7/23/09 10:23:53 THIS WITH THE BOARD AND TAKEN A
7/23/09 10:23:54 FRESH LOOK AT WHAT WE HAD
7/23/09 10:23:58 PLANNED TO SPEND THIS YEAR
7/23/09 10:23:58 IN
7/23/09 10:23:59 FY-09.
7/23/09 10:24:00 THAT IS STILL THE HIGHEST
7/23/09 10:24:00 PRIORITY RIGHT NOW.
7/23/09 10:24:03 KNOWING THAT I WAS GOING TO
7/23/09 10:24:06 HAVE TO
7/23/09 10:24:07 CUT IN 10.
7/23/09 10:24:09 SO WE WILL TALK ABOUT THE
7/23/09 10:24:11 INTEREST MONEY, TO SPEND ON THE
7/23/09 10:24:14 TIFF THAT WE BRING TO YOU NEXT
7/23/09 10:24:17 MONTH AND
7/23/09 10:24:18 ALSO REPROGRAMMING
7/23/09 10:24:19 '$09.
7/23/09 10:24:21 FROM MY PARTICULAR AREAS IT'S A
7/23/09 10:24:21 SAVING GRACE.
7/23/09 10:24:23 I DON'T KNOW IF WE WILL HAVE
7/23/09 10:24:26 THAT LUXURY IN '11, BUT IN '10
7/23/09 10:24:29 WE WERE ABLE TO SALVAGE
7/23/09 10:24:31 THOSE
7/23/09 10:24:31 TWO ENDEAVORS.
7/23/09 10:24:34 7th AVENUE AND THE APA AWARD
7/23/09 10:24:37 FOR ONE OF THE BEST OUTREACHES
7/23/09 10:24:37 IN AMERICA.
7/23/09 10:24:38 WE ARE PROUD OF THAT AWARD.
7/23/09 10:24:40 IT'S ONLY BECAUSE OF THE
7/23/09 10:24:41 HISTORY OF THE STREET, PEOPLE
7/23/09 10:24:43 TALK ABOUT PLACE MAKING.
7/23/09 10:24:45 THIS HAS BEEN PLACE MAKING FOR
7/23/09 10:24:47 OVER A HUNDRED YEARS.
7/23/09 10:24:49 JUST NATURAL ORGANIC KIND OF
7/23/09 10:24:49 FORM.
7/23/09 10:24:51 AND WHAT IS NOT PICTURED HERE
7/23/09 10:24:53 THAT WE ARE PROUD OF IS THE
7/23/09 10:24:54 EXTENSION OF THE 7th STREET
7/23/09 10:24:56 PROJECT INTO THE EBOR
7/23/09 10:24:58 NEIGHBORHOOD ON THE EAST SIDE
7/23/09 10:25:01 OF THE COLUMBIA RESTAURANT ON
7/23/09 10:25:03 22nd STREET.
7/23/09 10:25:06 SPECIAL CONDITIONS THIS YEAR,
7/23/09 10:25:07 POTENTIAL DOT WE KNOW IT'S
7/23/09 10:25:08 COMING.
7/23/09 10:25:11 THEY HAVE IN THEIR PLANS TO
7/23/09 10:25:13 LOOK AT REPROGRAMMING 21st AND
7/23/09 10:25:15 22nd STREET THAT HELDS WITH
7/23/09 10:25:15 OURS.
7/23/09 10:25:16 THE COMMUNITY HAS BEEN ON TRACK
7/23/09 10:25:18 AND HAD IT ON THE RADAR SCREEN
7/23/09 10:25:20 AND LOOKING AT AND DIALOGUING
7/23/09 10:25:22 WITH THE CITY, TRANSPORTATION
7/23/09 10:25:25 AS WELL AS FDOT AND
7/23/09 10:25:26 TURNING
7/23/09 10:25:29 21st AND 22nd STREET
7/23/09 10:25:30 INTO TWO
7/23/09 10:25:32 WAY ROADS INSTEAD OF MAJOR
7/23/09 10:25:34 FAIRWAYS THAT THEY HAVE BEEN IN
7/23/09 10:25:35 THE PAST.
7/23/09 10:25:36 >>> COORDINATION --AND THOSE
7/23/09 10:25:37 MEETINGS HAVE ALREADY STARTED.
7/23/09 10:25:40 ONE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE THIS
7/23/09 10:25:40 WEEK.
7/23/09 10:25:41 IT WAS POSTPONE TO NEXT WEEK.
7/23/09 10:25:44 WE'RE NOT FAR OFF.
7/23/09 10:25:46 THAT ENDEAVOR, INITIATION HAS
7/23/09 10:25:46 BEGUN.
7/23/09 10:25:49 >>> COORDINATION IMPLEMENTATION
7/23/09 10:25:51 OF THE IN TOWN ARTS PROGRAM.
7/23/09 10:25:53 BOB HAS MENTIONED IT TWICE FOR
7/23/09 10:25:55 DOWNTOWN AND CHANNEL DISTRICT.
7/23/09 10:25:57 WE ARE A MAJOR COMPONENT OF
7/23/09 10:25:59 THAT AS WELL AND WE ARE HAVING
7/23/09 10:26:00 MEETINGS TO COME BACK TO YOU
7/23/09 10:26:03 WITH THAT PLAN AND THE
7/23/09 10:26:03 ADMINISTRATION.
7/23/09 10:26:05 YOU WILL SEE A CONTINUITY
7/23/09 10:26:08 BETWEEN THE IN TOWN AREA.
7/23/09 10:26:11 PERCEPTION OF
7/23/09 10:26:16 CRIME PROVIDES
7/23/09 10:26:20 ECONOMIC PROBLEMS
7/23/09 10:26:23 IN THE
7/23/09 10:26:24 AREA.
7/23/09 10:26:25 SUMMERTIME IS SLOW FOR THE
7/23/09 10:26:28 RESTAURANTS,
7/23/09 10:26:29 FOR VISITORSHIP,
7/23/09 10:26:31 THAT KIND OF THING.
7/23/09 10:26:34 WE HAVE
7/23/09 10:26:37 FOUND THIS YEAR IRONY.
7/23/09 10:26:40 HOTEL STAYS ARE DOWN BUT THE
7/23/09 10:26:43 VISITORSHIP IS
7/23/09 10:26:43 UP.
7/23/09 10:26:47 WHEN WE
7/23/09 10:26:52 TALK ABOUT STAYCATION,
7/23/09 10:26:55 THINGS
7/23/09 10:26:56 ARE CHANGING.
7/23/09 10:26:58 EBOR1 AND #, EVER PRESENT ON MY
7/23/09 10:26:59 MIND.
7/23/09 10:27:01 REVENUES FROM THAT YEAR WILL BE
7/23/09 10:27:03 USED IN 2016.
7/23/09 10:27:06 AND AGAIN, EVERY
7/23/09 10:27:09 TIME THAT WE
7/23/09 10:27:10 REPRIORITIZE, IT'S A SHORT
7/23/09 10:27:13 WINDOW FOR THIS TIFF HERE.
7/23/09 10:27:15 KEY REDEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES IS
7/23/09 10:27:17 TO CONTINUE THE VISION PLAN.
7/23/09 10:27:19 OUR KEY THINGS THAT WE'RE
7/23/09 10:27:21 ZEROING IN ON IN THE PLAN THAT
7/23/09 10:27:23 WE FEEL WE HAVE NOT IMPLEMENTED
7/23/09 10:27:26 ENOUGH IS THE ARTS, RETAIL,
7/23/09 10:27:28 RETAIL DEVELOPMENT AND EVER
7/23/09 10:27:30 PRESENT ALWAYS PUBLIC SAFETY
7/23/09 10:27:32 AND AESTHETICS IN THE DISTRICT.
7/23/09 10:27:35 WE HAVE THE AGREEMENT THAT WE
7/23/09 10:27:36 ARE WORKING UP NOW THAT WE WILL
7/23/09 10:27:39 BE USING SOME OF OUR TIFF
7/23/09 10:27:42 DOLLARS TO BRING IN A MORE
7/23/09 10:27:43 INTENSIVE SERVICE WITH THE
7/23/09 10:27:44 SMALL BUSINESS INVESTMENT
7/23/09 10:27:47 CENTER ON A WAY OF
7/23/09 10:27:48 ACTUALLY
7/23/09 10:27:51 PROVIDING ON-SITE ASSISTANCE TO
7/23/09 10:27:54 SOME OF OUR RETAIL.
7/23/09 10:27:57 EITHER IN OUR OFFICE OR IN IN
7/23/09 10:27:59 THE BUSINESS IF THEY CAN'T
7/23/09 10:27:59 LEAVE THEIR BUSINESS BECAUSE
7/23/09 10:28:02 THEY DON'T HAVE A
7/23/09 10:28:03 LARGE STAFF.
7/23/09 10:28:05 THAT WILL CONTINUE WITH MORE
7/23/09 10:28:06 INTENSITY AS WE GO FORWARD.
7/23/09 10:28:09 THE AGREEMENT WILL ALSO
7/23/09 10:28:11 TALK
7/23/09 10:28:11 ABOUT THE PLANNING.
7/23/09 10:28:14 BUT WE WANT TO HAVE A
7/23/09 10:28:16 MARVEL
7/23/09 10:28:18 FOR BUSINESS INCUE BAITER THAT
7/23/09 10:28:21 MATCHES THE NEED OF EBOR.
7/23/09 10:28:22 THEY WILL BE MEETING WITH US
7/23/09 10:28:25 AND GIVING US A MODEL FOR THE
7/23/09 10:28:28 FOLLOWING YEAR
7/23/09 10:28:31 FOR THAT
7/23/09 10:28:34 BUSINESS INCUE BAITER.
7/23/09 10:28:36 ALSO IMPLEMENTING CRIME
7/23/09 10:28:36 REDUCTION STRATEGIES.
7/23/09 10:28:39 THIS HAS BEEN EFFECTIVE THIS
7/23/09 10:28:40 PAST YEAR MEETING INTERNALLY
7/23/09 10:28:43 WITH MARK AND WITH
7/23/09 10:28:44 THE EBOR
7/23/09 10:28:47 TASK FORCE AND NOW INCLUDING
7/23/09 10:28:48 THE STATE ATF.
7/23/09 10:28:50 BUT ALSO I HAD THE PUBLIC
7/23/09 10:28:52 SERVICE --PUBLIC SAFETY
7/23/09 10:28:54 COMMITTEE WITH THE BOARD.
7/23/09 10:28:56 SO WE HAVE THE COMMUNITY BOARD
7/23/09 10:28:59 AND INTERNAL GROUP
7/23/09 10:29:01 WORKING
7/23/09 10:29:01 TOGETHER.
7/23/09 10:29:03 THOSE AGENCIES ALSO FREQUENTLY
7/23/09 10:29:04 ATTEND THOSE MEETINGS AND WERE
7/23/09 10:29:07 ABLE TO TALK TO
7/23/09 10:29:08 THE CAPTAIN OF
7/23/09 10:29:11 THE
7/23/09 10:29:14 POLICE DEPARTMENT.
7/23/09 10:29:17 PROMOTING
7/23/09 10:29:17 --[INAUDIBLE]
7/23/09 10:29:19 >> WHEN SOMEBODY SAYS WHAT ARE
7/23/09 10:29:21 YOU DOING WITH DEVELOPMENT
7/23/09 10:29:22 DOLLARS, DEVELOPMENT IS NOT
7/23/09 10:29:24 GOING TO HAPPEN IF WE'RE NOT
7/23/09 10:29:27 CLEAN, WE'RE NOT SAFE
7/23/09 10:29:28 AND
7/23/09 10:29:29 AESTHETICALLY APPEALING.
7/23/09 10:29:31 THAT'S WHY YOU SEE OUR DOLLARS
7/23/09 10:29:34 PROGRAMMED FOR
7/23/09 10:29:37 THOSE
7/23/09 10:29:37 THINGS.
7/23/09 10:29:38 CAPITALIZING ON STAYCATIONS.
7/23/09 10:29:39 WE'RE TRYING TO LOOK AT THE
7/23/09 10:29:41 MARKET, AT THE SHIFT IN
7/23/09 10:29:44 SPENDING PATTERNS AND HOW WE
7/23/09 10:29:45 MARKET OURSELVES TO THOSE KINDS
7/23/09 10:29:46 OF THINGS.
7/23/09 10:29:47 WE HAVE TWO BILLBOARDING GOING
7/23/09 10:29:50 UP ON THE TWO MAJOR ROADWAYS.
7/23/09 10:29:52 IF YOU SAW OUR RECENT
7/23/09 10:29:53 NEWSLETTER THAT WE E-MAILED TO
7/23/09 10:29:55 YOU AND HARD COPIES THERE AS
7/23/09 10:29:58 WELL, PEOPLE ARE COMING
7/23/09 10:29:59 IN FROM
7/23/09 10:30:02 OUT OF TOWN, THE CITY IS THIS
7/23/09 10:30:04 WAY WITH AN ARROW.
7/23/09 10:30:06 THEY ARE NOW ON THE CHAMBER
7/23/09 10:30:06 BOARD.
7/23/09 10:30:09 THEY'RE AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF
7/23/09 10:30:09 THE
7/23/09 10:30:10 MARKETING COMMITTEE.
7/23/09 10:30:13 WE HAVE BEEN VERY OPEN
7/23/09 10:30:16 TO THAT
7/23/09 10:30:17 KIND OF PARTICIPATIONSHIP.
7/23/09 10:30:20 WE TALKED ABOUT 21st AND 22nd
7/23/09 10:30:20 STREET.
7/23/09 10:30:21 THAT WILL CONTINUE AND WE'RE
7/23/09 10:30:23 EXCITED ABOUT SEEING THAT
7/23/09 10:30:24 CONTINUE.
7/23/09 10:30:25 >>> SPENDING PATTERNS, AS YOU
7/23/09 10:30:27 SEE HERE, AS WITH EVERYTHING
7/23/09 10:30:28 ELSE, PRETTY MUCH A DROP.
7/23/09 10:30:31 WE HAVE EXPERIENCED A
7/23/09 10:30:33 21.9%
7/23/09 10:30:34 REDUCTION.
7/23/09 10:30:37 THAT'S $434,000 REDUCTION
7/23/09 10:30:40 THIS
7/23/09 10:30:40 PAST YEAR.
7/23/09 10:30:41 THAT TREND WILL UNFORTUNATELY
7/23/09 10:30:43 CONTINUE FOR QUITE SOME TIME.
7/23/09 10:30:46 AS WE GO THROUGH OUR
7/23/09 10:30:47 EXPENDITURE PATTERNS FOR
7/23/09 10:30:50 DEALING WERE THAT OVER $400,000
7/23/09 10:30:53 DECREASE IN FUNDING, THE
7/23/09 10:30:56 BIGGEST DROP THAT YOU HAVE --
7/23/09 10:30:58 THE FIRST ONE IS A CAPITAL
7/23/09 10:30:58 PROJECT.
7/23/09 10:31:01 WHAT WAS SUPPOSED
7/23/09 10:31:04 TO BE ABOUT
7/23/09 10:31:05 587 IN '10 WAS THE FINAL
7/23/09 10:31:09 PAYMENT FOR US PAYING
7/23/09 10:31:12 BACK FOR
7/23/09 10:31:16 THE STORM PROJECT.
7/23/09 10:31:18 EVERYBODY IS PLEASED WITH THE
7/23/09 10:31:20 SUCCESS OF THAT PROJECT.
7/23/09 10:31:22 THE SAVING GRACE THERE WAS IN
7/23/09 10:31:25 FACT USING SOME UNSPENT
7/23/09 10:31:27 TRANSFER MONEYS, OKAY, TO OFF
7/23/09 10:31:28 SET THAT.
7/23/09 10:31:29 WITHOUT THAT SHORING UP, THAT
7/23/09 10:31:32 WAS THE EASIEST WAY THAT I WAS
7/23/09 10:31:34 ABLE TO HANDLE NOT STRIPPING
7/23/09 10:31:35 SERVICES HERE.
7/23/09 10:31:36 AND WE GOT SUPPORT FOR THAT
7/23/09 10:31:37 THROUGHOUT THE ORGANIZATION AND
7/23/09 10:31:37 DOING THAT.
7/23/09 10:31:39 SO THAT WILL BE PART OF THE
7/23/09 10:31:40 BUDGET PRESENTATION.
7/23/09 10:31:43 IF YOU REMEMBER
7/23/09 10:31:46 DIFFERENT
7/23/09 10:31:49 FOR
7/23/09 10:31:49 EBOR.
7/23/09 10:31:51 THE REINVESTMENT, REPAYMENT ON
7/23/09 10:31:53 THE 108 LOAN, THAT IS ONE OF
7/23/09 10:31:54 THE MAIN REASONS THAT IT'S OFF
7/23/09 10:31:57 SET, TO OFF SET IT IT FOR TIFF
7/23/09 10:32:00 DOLLARS FOR THAT 108 LOAN
7/23/09 10:32:01 REPAYMENT.
7/23/09 10:32:04 SERVICES IS
7/23/09 10:32:06 A REDUCTION
7/23/09 10:32:08 THANKFULLY NOT AS MUCH AS I
7/23/09 10:32:10 WOULD HAVE HAD TO MAKE IF WE
7/23/09 10:32:12 DIDN'T HAVE THE OFF SET.
7/23/09 10:32:15 BUT WE KEPT THE FOCUS ON
7/23/09 10:32:16 THE
7/23/09 10:32:17 STREETSCAPING, THE VERY
7/23/09 10:32:20 EFFECTIVE PROGRAM THAT WE HAVE
7/23/09 10:32:21 NOW FOR COSPONSORING NEW
7/23/09 10:32:23 SPECIAL EVENTS WHICH ALWAYS HAS
7/23/09 10:32:26 BEEN THE LIFE BLOOD OF ECONOMIC
7/23/09 10:32:26 EBOR.
7/23/09 10:32:27 AND MAKE SURE THAT THOSE
7/23/09 10:32:28 PROGRAMS THAT WE THINK HAVE
7/23/09 10:32:30 BEEN EFFECTIVE IN KEEPING THOSE
7/23/09 10:32:30 GOING.
7/23/09 10:32:33 AND OF COURSE OPERATIONS AND
7/23/09 10:32:33 ADMINISTRATION.
7/23/09 10:32:34 HERE YOU WILL SEE A SPLIT.
7/23/09 10:32:36 YOU WILL SEE AN INCREASE HERE
7/23/09 10:32:39 BUT DECREASE AS WE
7/23/09 10:32:41 GET TO EBOR-
7/23/09 10:32:43 2. THAT'S BECAUSE I OFF SET
7/23/09 10:32:45 THAT PERCENTAGE BETWEEN EBOR1
7/23/09 10:32:48 AND 2 IN THAT AREA.
7/23/09 10:32:51 AS I STRESSED, REPROGRAMMING OF
7/23/09 10:32:51 $9.
7/23/09 10:32:53 THE MAIN TRANSFER HAS BEEN A
7/23/09 10:32:56 GREAT HELP IN THIS
7/23/09 10:32:57 PARTICULAR
7/23/09 10:32:57 AREA.
7/23/09 10:32:58 IF THERE'S NO QUESTIONS ON
7/23/09 10:33:01 EBOR1, I WILL
7/23/09 10:33:03 GO TO EBOR2.
7/23/09 10:33:04 >> LINDA SAUL-SENA.
7/23/09 10:33:04 >> YES.
7/23/09 10:33:06 I UNDERSTAND THAT THE CITY IS
7/23/09 10:33:09 PAYING RENT FOR OUR OFFICES IN
7/23/09 10:33:09 EBOR CITY.
7/23/09 10:33:10 >> YES.
7/23/09 10:33:11 >> GIVEN THAT MONEY IS TIGHT,
7/23/09 10:33:14 WHY ARE WE DOING THAT RATHER
7/23/09 10:33:17 THAN JUST USING THE GERMAN
7/23/09 10:33:19 AMERICAN CLUB FACILITY THAT WE
7/23/09 10:33:21 HAVE USED IN THE PAST.
7/23/09 10:33:23 >> I CAME IN 1999 AND THEY HAD
7/23/09 10:33:26 BEEN THERE TWO OR
7/23/09 10:33:26 THREE YEARS,
7/23/09 10:33:29 POSSIBLY MORE BEFORE
7/23/09 10:33:32 THE
7/23/09 10:33:35 CITY
7/23/09 10:33:37 REDEVELOPED THAT.
7/23/09 10:33:40 WE ARE MORE ACCESSIBLE TO
7/23/09 10:33:40 THE
7/23/09 10:33:41 COMMUNITY.
7/23/09 10:33:44 THERE IS LESS INTERFERENCE WITH
7/23/09 10:33:45 MY ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
7/23/09 10:33:47 WITH PEOPLE WALKING IN.
7/23/09 10:33:49 IT PROVIDES THE PEOPLE OF EASE.
7/23/09 10:33:50 INSTEAD OF US GETTING IN THE
7/23/09 10:33:52 CAR AND DRIVING TO THE
7/23/09 10:33:54 DISTRICT, WE'RE THERE EVERY
7/23/09 10:33:54 DAY.
7/23/09 10:33:55 WE WALK TO SEE THE PROBLEMS.
7/23/09 10:33:58 AS WE WALK TO LUNCH, WE SEE
7/23/09 10:33:59 SIDEWALK ISSUES, WHATEVER.
7/23/09 10:34:01 IT HAS BEEN A GREAT ASSET TO BE
7/23/09 10:34:02 IN THE DISTRICT.
7/23/09 10:34:03 IF COMMUNITY PEOPLE WERE HERE
7/23/09 10:34:06 AND I KNOW YOU TALK TO
7/23/09 10:34:07 THEM
7/23/09 10:34:10 QUITE OFTEN, IT'S --THE
7/23/09 10:34:12 ACCESSIBLE HAS BEEN PHENOMENAL.
7/23/09 10:34:13 >> I THINK BEING ON 7th MAKES
7/23/09 10:34:16 ALL THE SENSE IN THE WORLD.
7/23/09 10:34:17 I JUST WONDER ABOUT PAYING RENT
7/23/09 10:34:19 GIVE THEN WE COULD HAVE THE
7/23/09 10:34:20 CAPACITY OF BUYING A STRUCTURE,
7/23/09 10:34:22 FIX IT UP AND THE CITY WOULD
7/23/09 10:34:25 OWN IT AND IT WOULD --PAYING
7/23/09 10:34:27 RENT IS OFTENTIMES NOT THE BEST
7/23/09 10:34:29 INVESTMENT BECAUSE OUR MONEY IN
7/23/09 10:34:30 2016 IS GOING AWAY.
7/23/09 10:34:32 SO AS YOU THINK TO THE FUTURE,
7/23/09 10:34:33 I WOULD LIKE YOU TO THINK ABOUT
7/23/09 10:34:34 THAT.
7/23/09 10:34:35 GOD KNOWS WE HAVE SOME
7/23/09 10:34:37 BUILDINGS THAT NEED A LITTLE
7/23/09 10:34:39 TLC AND ARE ON THE MARKET.
7/23/09 10:34:41 RATHER THAN SPENDING MONEY ON
7/23/09 10:34:42 RENT, I THINK WE SHOULD THINK
7/23/09 10:34:45 THAT WAY PERHAPS IN THE
7/23/09 10:34:49 FUTURE.
7/23/09 10:34:51 >> IF WE DIDN'T HAVE A DROP IN
7/23/09 10:34:54 FUNDING, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN
7/23/09 10:34:57 A
7/23/09 10:34:59 MORE
7/23/09 10:34:59 ACTIVE DISCUSSION.
7/23/09 10:35:02 THEY HAVE GONE
7/23/09 10:35:05 IN
7/23/09 10:35:05 AND PURCHASED
7/23/09 10:35:05 BUILDINGS.
7/23/09 10:35:06 THEY FUN OUT AND IT WAS A
7/23/09 10:35:09 BUILDING THAT WAS
7/23/09 10:35:10 ASSISTED.
7/23/09 10:35:11 >> THAT IS SOMETHING THAT OTHER
7/23/09 10:35:12 AREAS HAVE DONE A LOT.
7/23/09 10:35:14 I WOULD LIKE TO YOU THINK ABOUT
7/23/09 10:35:15 THAT.
7/23/09 10:35:17 >> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ON
7/23/09 10:35:18 EBOR1?
7/23/09 10:35:21 >> THAT'S
7/23/09 10:35:22 IT.
7/23/09 10:35:22 YOU CAN CONTINUE.
7/23/09 10:35:24 >> OKAY.
7/23/09 10:35:25 SPECIAL CURRENT CONDITIONS.
7/23/09 10:35:27 INITIATE A COMMUNITY VISION
7/23/09 10:35:28 PLAN FOR EBOR2.
7/23/09 10:35:30 MARK ALLUDE TO THIS.
7/23/09 10:35:32 THIS HAS BEEN REQUESTED BY THE
7/23/09 10:35:32 COMMUNITY.
7/23/09 10:35:34 WE HAVE A VERY EFFECTIVE VISION
7/23/09 10:35:36 PLAN THAT WE HAVE BEEN
7/23/09 10:35:39 IMPLEMENTING FOR THE LAST FOUR
7/23/09 10:35:39 YEARS.
7/23/09 10:35:39 THE RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY FELT
7/23/09 10:35:42 LIKE THEY WANTED A LITTLE BIT
7/23/09 10:35:45 MORE FOR THAT GEOGRAPHIC AREA.
7/23/09 10:35:48 WE HAVE ACTUALLY OUT OF '$09
7/23/09 10:35:50 WE
7/23/09 10:35:51 HAVE BUDGETED $10,000.
7/23/09 10:35:53 WE ARE PARTNERING THAT WITH THE
7/23/09 10:35:54 PLANNING COMMISSION AND I THINK
7/23/09 10:35:56 WE WILL HAVE AN EFFECTIVE
7/23/09 10:35:56 PROGRAM.
7/23/09 10:35:58 AT MY FIRST MEETING WITH THE
7/23/09 10:35:59 PLANNING COMMISSION LAST WEEK
7/23/09 10:36:01 AND WE WILL BE ABLE TO COME TO
7/23/09 10:36:03 YOU SHORTLY WITH A GOOD PROGRAM
7/23/09 10:36:06 AND SCOPE OF SERVICE ON
7/23/09 10:36:06 THAT.
7/23/09 10:36:09 VACANCIES, JUST AS EBOR-2 AND
7/23/09 10:36:11 THE PERCEPTION OF CRIME, WE ARE
7/23/09 10:36:12 DEALING MORE WITH THE CRIME
7/23/09 10:36:13 STATS THAT HAVE DROPPED DOCTOR
7/23/09 10:36:15 THE MATT I CANLY.
7/23/09 10:36:17 AND WE KNOW THAT THE VACANCIES
7/23/09 10:36:20 HAVE BEEN IMPACTED WHETHER IT'S
7/23/09 10:36:22 RESIDENTIAL OR COMMERCIAL.
7/23/09 10:36:24 AGAIN, DEVELOPING KEY
7/23/09 10:36:27 OBJECTIVES, DEVELOPING A VISION
7/23/09 10:36:30 PLAN WHICH WE WILL --WE
7/23/09 10:36:31 HAVE
7/23/09 10:36:34 BEGUN THE PROCESS OF TALKING
7/23/09 10:36:35 TO
7/23/09 10:36:37 THE PLANNING COMMISSION
7/23/09 10:36:37 ALREADY.
7/23/09 10:36:38 THE FACADE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
7/23/09 10:36:38 DEFINITELY.
7/23/09 10:36:40 THE PROGRAM THAT BOB HAD
7/23/09 10:36:42 MENTIONED TO BRING IN FOR
7/23/09 10:36:42 CHANNEL DISTRICT, SOMEBODY HAS
7/23/09 10:36:44 A GREAT IDEA, WE'RE GOING TO
7/23/09 10:36:46 JUMP ON THAT AND BRING THAT
7/23/09 10:36:49 BACK TO YOU IN THE NEXT COUPLE
7/23/09 10:36:49 OF MONTHS.
7/23/09 10:36:50 IT'S THE PROGRAM THAT I THINK
7/23/09 10:36:53 WOULD BE ANOTHER TOOL IN THE
7/23/09 10:36:55 TOOL BOX TO HELP THE BUILDINGS
7/23/09 10:36:58 TO GET FILLED UP AGAIN WITH
7/23/09 10:37:01 RETAIL AND OTHER
7/23/09 10:37:01 USES.
7/23/09 10:37:04 >>> KEY PROJECTS,
7/23/09 10:37:07 STONE WATER
7/23/09 10:37:07 DESIGN.
7/23/09 10:37:10 THE FUND FOR THAT WAS COMPLETED
7/23/09 10:37:11 IN '09.
7/23/09 10:37:12 THE DESIGN WORK WILL BE
7/23/09 10:37:13 FINISHED THIS YEAR.
7/23/09 10:37:15 WE HAVE SOME MONEY IN THE NEXT
7/23/09 10:37:17 YEAR'S BUDGET FOR
7/23/09 10:37:17 IMPLEMENTATION OF THAT.
7/23/09 10:37:21 WHERE LOOKING FOR OTHER FUNDING
7/23/09 10:37:22 SOURCES FOR THAT.
7/23/09 10:37:23 SIDEWALK SIGNAGE, REPAIR, WE
7/23/09 10:37:25 SAW SOME OF THE RED BRICK WORK
7/23/09 10:37:27 THAT HAS BEEN DONE.
7/23/09 10:37:30 CONTINUE TO IMPLEMENT THE
7/23/09 10:37:33 DEVELOPMENT
7/23/09 10:37:33 AND STRATEGIES.
7/23/09 10:37:36 IT AFFECTS THIS NEIGHBORHOOD AS
7/23/09 10:37:37 WELL.
7/23/09 10:37:40 ALSO CONTINUE TO PROMOTE IT AS
7/23/09 10:37:42 BEING A CLEAN, FUN PLACE TO
7/23/09 10:37:44 WORK, LIVE AND VISIT.
7/23/09 10:37:47 WE HAD MORE FEEDBACK ON
7/23/09 10:37:47 THE 30-
7/23/09 10:37:48 SECOND COMMERCIAL THAN THAT WE
7/23/09 10:37:50 HAVE RUNNING ON CABLE TV THAN
7/23/09 10:37:52 ANYTHING ELSE WE HAVE.
7/23/09 10:37:54 IT HAS BEEN VERY EFFECTIVE.
7/23/09 10:37:57 WE ARE LOOKING
7/23/09 10:38:00 AT THINGS WITH A
7/23/09 10:38:03 KIOSK WHEN OPPORTUNITIES
7/23/09 10:38:04 ARISE.
7/23/09 10:38:05 THIS PARTICULAR CRA, THIS
7/23/09 10:38:07 PARTICULAR TIP WAS HARDEST HIT
7/23/09 10:38:10 OF ALL THROUGHOUT
7/23/09 10:38:12 THE ENTIRE
7/23/09 10:38:12 CITY.
7/23/09 10:38:15 44% REDUCTION IN
7/23/09 10:38:19 TIFF FUNDING.
7/23/09 10:38:19 $314,000.
7/23/09 10:38:22 SO VERY DRAMATIC HIT ON THIS
7/23/09 10:38:24 PARTICULAR AREA.
7/23/09 10:38:27 AS WE LOOK AT THE BUDGET ON
7/23/09 10:38:29 THIS, YOU WILL SEE A DRAMATIC
7/23/09 10:38:32 DROP IN CAPITAL PROJECTS ON
7/23/09 10:38:33 THERE.
7/23/09 10:38:36 WHAT WE DO HAVE IS IN '09 WE
7/23/09 10:38:38 FINISHED PAYING FOR THE DESIGN
7/23/09 10:38:40 WORK FOR THE DESIGN PROJECT.
7/23/09 10:38:43 WE HAVE
7/23/09 10:38:46 COMPLETED THE EAST 7th
7/23/09 10:38:52 AVENUE STREETSCAPE.
7/23/09 10:38:57 I'M SORRY.
7/23/09 10:38:59 WE HAVE REINVESTMENT, NOTHING
7/23/09 10:39:01 IN THIS PARTICULAR AREA FOR
7/23/09 10:39:01 THIS DISTRICT.
7/23/09 10:39:02 DISTRICT PROGRAMS AND
7/23/09 10:39:04 OPERATIONS, AGAIN, THIS IS
7/23/09 10:39:07 EVERYTHING FROM SPECIAL
7/23/09 10:39:07 EVENT
7/23/09 10:39:08 ASSISTANCE, ALLOCATIONS GOING
7/23/09 10:39:11 TOWARDS EVENING CODE
7/23/09 10:39:12 ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WHICH WE
7/23/09 10:39:14 HELP TO FUND BECAUSE THEY HAVE
7/23/09 10:39:16 TO SEND SOMEBODY IN OVERTIME IN
7/23/09 10:39:16 THE PARTICULAR AREA.
7/23/09 10:39:18 WE ARE DOING MORE AND MORE
7/23/09 10:39:21 PROJECTS LIKE THE
7/23/09 10:39:22 RED BRICK.
7/23/09 10:39:24 INSTEAD OF DOING THAT THROUGH
7/23/09 10:39:25 CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION, WE
7/23/09 10:39:26 ARE DOING IT IN HOUSE.
7/23/09 10:39:28 WE ARE ABLE TO DO THE SMALL
7/23/09 10:39:28 PROJECTS.
7/23/09 10:39:31 IF YOU GO OUT ON 7th AVENUE
7/23/09 10:39:34 TODAY, YOU SEE THEM CARRYING
7/23/09 10:39:36 THE PAVERS THERE.
7/23/09 10:39:37 OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION,
7/23/09 10:39:39 YOU SEE A REDUCTION THERE
7/23/09 10:39:42 BECAUSE OF THE OFFSHIFT THAT WE
7/23/09 10:39:44 SAW WITH EBOR-2. IF YOU HAVE
7/23/09 10:39:46 ANY QUESTIONS, I WOULD BE GLAD
7/23/09 10:39:47 TO ANSWER THEM.
7/23/09 10:39:49 >> GO TO THE NEXT ONE.
7/23/09 10:39:51 >> I WILL INTRODUCE MY BUDDY,
7/23/09 10:39:54 ED JOHNSON, TO COME
7/23/09 10:39:56 UP.
7/23/09 10:39:57 >> THANKS, VINCE.
7/23/09 10:39:59 AGAIN, GOOD MORNING.
7/23/09 10:40:02 ED JOHNSON URBAN DEVELOPMENT
7/23/09 10:40:05 MANAGER, EAST TAMPA.
7/23/09 10:40:07 A QUICK REMINDER FOR THOSE IN
7/23/09 10:40:09 THE VIEWING AUDIENCE, EAST
7/23/09 10:40:12 TAMPA IS THE LARGEST
7/23/09 10:40:12 ERA IT
7/23/09 10:40:14 REPRESENTS 7 AND A HALF SQUARE
7/23/09 10:40:17 MILES OF THE
7/23/09 10:40:17 CITY.
7/23/09 10:40:20 IT HAS INTERSTATE 4 ON THE
7/23/09 10:40:21 SOUTH, INTERSTATE 275 ON THE
7/23/09 10:40:23 WEST AND ALL THE WAY ON THE
7/23/09 10:40:26 EAST TO
7/23/09 10:40:29 CITY LIMITS OF
7/23/09 10:40:30 56th
7/23/09 10:40:31 STREET.
7/23/09 10:40:33 A COUPLE MUCH KEY HIGHLIGHTS OF
7/23/09 10:40:34 ACTIVITY THAT'S ARE TAKING
7/23/09 10:40:36 PLACE IN THE COMMUNITY AS WE
7/23/09 10:40:36 SPEAK.
7/23/09 10:40:39 THE APPROXIMATE
7/23/09 10:40:41 --THE PHOTO
7/23/09 10:40:44 ON THE LEFT HAND CORNER, IT
7/23/09 10:40:45 IS
7/23/09 10:40:47 BEING VAMPED INTO THE QUALITY
7/23/09 10:40:47 SUITES.
7/23/09 10:40:50 ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE, THAT IS
7/23/09 10:40:52 AN AERIAL VIEW OF PRO FIT
7/23/09 10:40:52 CONSTRUCTION OFFICE BUILDING
7/23/09 10:40:53 THAT THEY ARE BUILDING THAT
7/23/09 10:40:56 WILL BE CALLED THE SEMINAL
7/23/09 10:40:57 HEIGHTS BUSINESS STRUCTURE.
7/23/09 10:41:00 IT WILL BE A TWO-STORY
7/23/09 10:41:00 STRUCTURE.
7/23/09 10:41:02 THEY WILL HOW'S A SMALL MUSEUM
7/23/09 10:41:04 ON THE SECOND FLOOR AND OTHER
7/23/09 10:41:06 TENANTS THAT HE ALREADY HAS
7/23/09 10:41:07 UNDER LEASE.
7/23/09 10:41:10 DOWN ON THE BOTTOM IS OUR BANK
7/23/09 10:41:12 BRANCH THAT JUST OPENED LAST
7/23/09 10:41:13 MONTH, JUNE THE 10th.
7/23/09 10:41:14 IN THE CENTER, THAT IS A
7/23/09 10:41:16 PHOTOGRAPH OF SOME OF THE
7/23/09 10:41:18 INFRASTRUCTURE THAT IS GOING --
7/23/09 10:41:21 BEING PUT IN PLACE AT THE
7/23/09 10:41:24 MARTIN LUTHER KING POND THAT
7/23/09 10:41:24 WE
7/23/09 10:41:26 ARE RETROFITTING INTO THE
7/23/09 10:41:29 CONCEPT LIKE WE DID
7/23/09 10:41:30 AT FAIR
7/23/09 10:41:30 OAKS.
7/23/09 10:41:32 WHAT IS INTERESTING HERE IN
7/23/09 10:41:35 EAST TAMPA, AS YOU HAVE HEARD
7/23/09 10:41:36 FROM MY COUNTER PARTS IS
7/23/09 10:41:38 REGARDLESS OF THE FACT THAT WE
7/23/09 10:41:42 ARE IN A DOWN ECONOMY, WE ARE
7/23/09 10:41:43 SEEING MAJOR ACTIVITIES
7/23/09 10:41:46 HAPPENING IN EAST TAMPA,
7/23/09 10:41:49 ESPECIALLY ALONG QUARTERS
7/23/09 10:41:51 LIKE
7/23/09 10:41:52 HILLSBOROUGH AVENUE.
7/23/09 10:41:54 IT STILL IS OWING SOME ACTIVITY
7/23/09 10:41:56 FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR
7/23/09 10:41:56 INVESTORS.
7/23/09 10:41:58 AS YOU KNOW, AS I TALKED
7/23/09 10:42:01 EARLIER IN A PREVIOUS BOARD
7/23/09 10:42:02 MEETING, THE TAMPA FESTIVAL
7/23/09 10:42:05 CENTER WHICH IS LOCATED ON
7/23/09 10:42:08 HILLSBOROUGH AVENUE WAS
7/23/09 10:42:11 PURCHASED BY THE
7/23/09 10:42:12 DEBARLOW
7/23/09 10:42:13 GROUP.
7/23/09 10:42:15 THEY COMPLETELY REHABBED THE
7/23/09 10:42:15 FACILITY.
7/23/09 10:42:17 WE PARTICIPATED IN HELPING THEM
7/23/09 10:42:19 GET SOME TREE WAIVERS TO BE
7/23/09 10:42:21 ABLE TO REMOVE SOME TREE THAT'S
7/23/09 10:42:22 WERE AB INSTRUCTING THE VIEW
7/23/09 10:42:25 FROM THE ROAD
7/23/09 10:42:26 OF THE PLEASE A
7/23/09 10:42:28 THEY HAVE COMPLETELY REPAVED
7/23/09 10:42:29 IT, REPAINTED IT.
7/23/09 10:42:31 NOW THEIR OCCUPANCY IS AT 100%
7/23/09 10:42:32 IN THAT FACILITY.
7/23/09 10:42:33 OF COURSE RIGHT ACROSS THE
7/23/09 10:42:35 STREET FROM THAT IS THE
7/23/09 10:42:38 LOCATION OF
7/23/09 10:42:39 THE BANK BRANCH.
7/23/09 10:42:41 SO WE WILL CONTINUE TO SEE
7/23/09 10:42:42 ACTIVITY ALONG HILLSBOROUGH
7/23/09 10:42:44 AVENUE TO TAKE PLACE.
7/23/09 10:42:47 THE HARD ROCK CASINO IS A
7/23/09 10:42:47 MAGNET.
7/23/09 10:42:47 IT DRAWS DEVELOPMENT.
7/23/09 10:42:49 WHAT WE ARE SEEING AS A RESULT
7/23/09 10:42:52 OF THE CASINO AS BEING THERE
7/23/09 10:42:54 AND THEIR FUTURE EXPANSION IS
7/23/09 10:42:56 WE'RE SEEING ACTIVITY ALONG THE
7/23/09 10:42:59 50th STREET I-4 CORRIDOR.
7/23/09 10:43:01 THAT'S WHERE THE QUALITY INNS
7/23/09 10:43:02 AND SUITES ARE AND THAT'S WHY
7/23/09 10:43:05 THEY MADE THE INVESTMENT THERE,
7/23/09 10:43:08 TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE HOTEL
7/23/09 10:43:11 SPACE FOR FOLKS VISITING
7/23/09 10:43:12 THE
7/23/09 10:43:12 CASINO.
7/23/09 10:43:14 IN PHASE 2, THEY ALREADY HAVE
7/23/09 10:43:16 APPROVAL BY THE SHERATON
7/23/09 10:43:19 CONTINUE TO BUILD A PHASE
7/23/09 10:43:20 2,
7/23/09 10:43:21 110-ROOM FACILITY THAT WILL
7/23/09 10:43:23 HOPEFULLY BREAK DOWN NEXT YEAR.
7/23/09 10:43:26 IT HAS ALREADY BEEN APPROVED BY
7/23/09 10:43:26 SHERATON.
7/23/09 10:43:28 SO THAT ACTIVITY IS HAPPENING.
7/23/09 10:43:29 THE POTENTIAL THAT WE SEE
7/23/09 10:43:31 BECAUSE OF THE CROSS TOWN
7/23/09 10:43:32 CONNECTOR, WE HAVE ALREADY BEEN
7/23/09 10:43:34 INFORMED THAT WE WILL HAVE
7/23/09 10:43:35 SOMEWHERE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
7/23/09 10:43:37 OF 3 AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS
7/23/09 10:43:40 THAT WILL GO INTO THE
7/23/09 10:43:41 NORTH
7/23/09 10:43:43 PART OF --THE NORTHSIDE OF THE
7/23/09 10:43:46 INTERSTATE TO BE ABLE TO TAKE
7/23/09 10:43:49 CARE OF
7/23/09 10:43:49 RESURFACING 21st AND
7/23/09 10:43:51 22nd STREET TO MAKE IT A
7/23/09 10:43:54 CONTINUOUS LANE UP TO WHERE
7/23/09 10:43:56 OUR
7/23/09 10:43:56 REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT ON 22nd
7/23/09 10:43:58 STREET IS GOING TO TAKE PLACE.
7/23/09 10:44:00 AND WE ALWAYS LOOK FOR THESE
7/23/09 10:44:02 OPPORTUNITIES TO LEVERAGE OUR
7/23/09 10:44:02 TIP DOLLARS.
7/23/09 10:44:03 THAT IS ONE OF THE MOST
7/23/09 10:44:05 IMPORTANT THINGS THAT WE ARE
7/23/09 10:44:06 STRIVING TO DO, LOOK FOR OTHER
7/23/09 10:44:08 WAYS TO BE ABLE TO STRETCH OUR
7/23/09 10:44:08 LIMITED RESOURCES.
7/23/09 10:44:10 THIS IS ONE OF THEM.
7/23/09 10:44:12 3 AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS IS
7/23/09 10:44:15 NOTHING TO SNEEZE ABOUT.
7/23/09 10:44:16 OPPORTUNITIES ALSO EXIST FOR
7/23/09 10:44:16 LAND ACQUISITIONS.
7/23/09 10:44:18 WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF
7/23/09 10:44:20 ACQUIRING PROPERTIES THAT WE
7/23/09 10:44:22 CAN ASSEMBLE FOR FUTURE
7/23/09 10:44:24 DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
7/23/09 10:44:25 THROUGH THE RFP PROCESS.
7/23/09 10:44:27 ONE OF THOSE ACQUISITIONS IS ON
7/23/09 10:44:28 THE APPROVAL FOR YOU TODAY.
7/23/09 10:44:31 WE WILL TALK ABOUT IT LATER.
7/23/09 10:44:32 A COUPLE OF OTHER THINGS THAT I
7/23/09 10:44:35 WANT TO STRESS HERE IS OUR
7/23/09 10:44:38 CLEAN CITY AND
7/23/09 10:44:39 OUR
7/23/09 10:44:39 ENVIRONMENTAL DETECTIVE
7/23/09 10:44:41 DIVISION AND ALSO THE REDUCTION
7/23/09 10:44:41 OF CRIME.
7/23/09 10:44:44 WHY IS THAT SO IMPORTANT TO
7/23/09 10:44:47 A
7/23/09 10:44:50 REDEVELOPMENT AREA?
7/23/09 10:44:53 WELL, THE CLEAN TEAM JUST
7/23/09 10:44:54 IN
7/23/09 10:44:57 THE MONTH OF JUNE
7/23/09 10:45:00 HAS REMOVED
7/23/09 10:45:01 A
7/23/09 10:45:03 LITTLE OVER TWO AND A HALF TONS
7/23/09 10:45:03 OF WASTE.
7/23/09 10:45:05 THE COMMUNITY TAKES THAT KIND
7/23/09 10:45:06 OF PRIDE IN ITSELF.
7/23/09 10:45:09 ONE OF THE OTHER FEATURES ALONG
7/23/09 10:45:11 THE CRIME REDUCTION LINE THAT
7/23/09 10:45:13 WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT IS OUR
7/23/09 10:45:14 TAMPA POLICE DEPARTMENT
7/23/09 10:45:16 INITIATED THIS SUMMER AN
7/23/09 10:45:18 OPERATION CALLED ORIENTED
7/23/09 10:45:18 EXPRESS.
7/23/09 10:45:19 AND THEY ARE TARGETING FROM THE
7/23/09 10:45:21 MONTH OF JUNE TO AUGUST 17th
7/23/09 10:45:22 DURING THE PEAK OF THE SUMMER,
7/23/09 10:45:25 WHEN THE KIDS ARE OUT OF
7/23/09 10:45:28 SCHOOL, FOUR MAJOR
7/23/09 10:45:31 CRIME
7/23/09 10:45:32 AREAS,
7/23/09 10:45:35 BURGLARY, LARSONY AND
7/23/09 10:45:36 THEFT.
7/23/09 10:45:39 THEY HAD A TARGET OF REDUCING
7/23/09 10:45:40 THOSE CRIMES.
7/23/09 10:45:43 THEY SET A 10% GOAL.
7/23/09 10:45:45 THEY HAVE SURPASSED THAT.
7/23/09 10:45:47 THEY ARE AT 23% REDUCTION IN
7/23/09 10:45:49 THOSE FOUR MAJOR CRIME GROUPS.
7/23/09 10:45:50 SO ELIMINATION OF CRIME IS VERY
7/23/09 10:45:51 IMPORTANT TO THIS COMMUNITY.
7/23/09 10:45:54 I THINK OUR FOLKS ARE
7/23/09 10:45:57 DOING
7/23/09 10:46:00 A
7/23/09 10:46:03 GREAT
7/23/09 10:46:03 JOB.
7/23/09 10:46:04 THE REDEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES,
7/23/09 10:46:06 I'M NOT GOING TO READ ALL OF
7/23/09 10:46:06 THIS.
7/23/09 10:46:08 I KNOW WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF
7/23/09 10:46:08 TIME.
7/23/09 10:46:10 TWO THINGS THAT I WANT TO POINT
7/23/09 10:46:12 OUT THAT ARE SIGNIFICANT IS
7/23/09 10:46:14 ONE, WE'RE PARTNERING WITH
7/23/09 10:46:15 TAMPA HOUSING AUTHORITY AND
7/23/09 10:46:18 BANK OF AMERICA ON THAT $28
7/23/09 10:46:21 MILLION GRANT
7/23/09 10:46:22 APPLICATION FOR
7/23/09 10:46:23 THE NEIGHBORHOOD STABILIZATION
7/23/09 10:46:26 PHASE 2. HOW THAT APPLIES TO
7/23/09 10:46:28 EAST TAMPA, $10 MILLION OF THAT
7/23/09 10:46:31 IF WE'RE SUCCESSFUL THERE COME
7/23/09 10:46:34 INTO EAST TAMPA TO ADDRESS THE
7/23/09 10:46:35 FORECLOSURE ISSUES THAT WE
7/23/09 10:46:36 THINK WILL CONTINUE TO HAPPEN
7/23/09 10:46:39 OVER THE YEARS AND BE ABLE TO
7/23/09 10:46:40 PUT SOME DOLLARS TO GOOD USE.
7/23/09 10:46:43 AND WE'RE DOING THAT BY
7/23/09 10:46:44 LEVERAGING THE EXISTING MILLION
7/23/09 10:46:47 DOLLARS THAT WE SET ASIDE FOR
7/23/09 10:46:49 OUR APPROVED ACQUISITION
7/23/09 10:46:51 FORECLOSURE PROGRAM THAT YOU
7/23/09 10:46:53 ALL APPROVED LAST MONTH.
7/23/09 10:46:54 THAT MILLION DOLLARS WE ARE
7/23/09 10:46:55 GOING TO LEVERAGE INTO THIS
7/23/09 10:46:55 GRANT.
7/23/09 10:46:58 IF WE'RE SUCK HE ISFUL, WE WILL
7/23/09 10:46:59 END UP WITH $10 MILLION OUT OF
7/23/09 10:47:02 THAT GRANT TO BE USED FOR EAST
7/23/09 10:47:04 TAMPA.
7/23/09 10:47:07 THAT
7/23/09 10:47:10 IS
7/23/09 10:47:10 PRETTY SIGNIFICANT.
7/23/09 10:47:12 IT'S AN $11 MILLION PROJECT.
7/23/09 10:47:14 THE FIRST PHASE STARTS
7/23/09 10:47:15 CONSTRUCTION NEXT YEAR.
7/23/09 10:47:18 WE'RE COMMITTING $2 MILLION TO
7/23/09 10:47:18 THAT PROJECT.
7/23/09 10:47:21 AND ALSO THE STORM --STORM
7/23/09 10:47:22 WATER FLOODING ISSUE THAT
7/23/09 10:47:24 CONTINUES TO BE A PROBLEM AT
7/23/09 10:47:25 HILLSBOROUGH AND 30th STREET.
7/23/09 10:47:27 EVERY TIME THAT THE NEWS MEDIA
7/23/09 10:47:29 --EVERY TIME THAT IT RUNS
7/23/09 10:47:31 HERE, THE NEWS MEDIA RUNS OVER
7/23/09 10:47:32 THERE AND TAKES PHOTOGRAPHS AND
7/23/09 10:47:34 PUTS IT ON TELEVISION.
7/23/09 10:47:36 IT'S A NUISANCE AND WE NEED TO
7/23/09 10:47:37 CORRECT THAT.
7/23/09 10:47:40 WE ARE ALLOCATING TIFF DOLLARS
7/23/09 10:47:41 TO BE ABLE TO ELIMINATE
7/23/09 10:47:42 FLOODING ALONG THAT CORRIDOR
7/23/09 10:47:45 AND THEN CONTINUE TO SUPPORT
7/23/09 10:47:46 OUR PRIVATE INVESTMENT AS WE
7/23/09 10:47:49 HAVE BEEN DOING ALL
7/23/09 10:47:50 ALONG.
7/23/09 10:47:53 KIND OF A HISTORY, ALL OF MY
7/23/09 10:47:54 ASSOCIATES HAVE PORTRAYED TO
7/23/09 10:47:55 YOU.
7/23/09 10:47:56 IN THE PAST WE WERE THE
7/23/09 10:47:59 BENEFACTORS OF A GREAT ECONOMY
7/23/09 10:48:01 AND SIGNIFICANT DOLLARS IN OUR
7/23/09 10:48:01 TIFF.
7/23/09 10:48:04 NOW YOU'RE SEEING A
7/23/09 10:48:05 DRASTIC
7/23/09 10:48:07 DECLINE OF 35% FOR FY-10.
7/23/09 10:48:09 I STILL WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT
7/23/09 10:48:12 TO YOU THAT EVEN THOUGH IT'S
7/23/09 10:48:13 A
7/23/09 10:48:14 35% REDUCTION, $4 MILLION IS
7/23/09 10:48:15 NOTHING TO SNEEZE ABOUT.
7/23/09 10:48:18 IT'S STILL A LOT OF MONEY TO DO
7/23/09 10:48:21 GOOD AND BRING OTHER DOLLARS
7/23/09 10:48:21 INTO THE COMMUNITY.
7/23/09 10:48:24 AND HOW ARE WE GOING TO PROPOSE
7/23/09 10:48:27 TO SPEND FY-10?
7/23/09 10:48:28 THE MAJORITY OF THE MONEY OF
7/23/09 10:48:31 THAT $4 MILLION WILL GO INTO
7/23/09 10:48:31 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT.
7/23/09 10:48:34 THAT'S OUR COMMITMENT ON 22nd
7/23/09 10:48:37 STREET AND HILLSBOROUGH 30th
7/23/09 10:48:41 STREET.
7/23/09 10:48:41 FLOODING ISSUE.
7/23/09 10:48:43 REDEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT,
7/23/09 10:48:45 DISTRICT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES,
7/23/09 10:48:48 THAT IS TO SUPPORT
7/23/09 10:48:51 OUR CLEAN
7/23/09 10:48:53 TEAM AND OUR ENVIRONMENTAL
7/23/09 10:48:53 DETECTIVE SYSTEM.
7/23/09 10:48:55 ONE OF THE FTE THAT MARK SPOKE
7/23/09 10:48:57 ABOUT IS COMING FROM MY OFFICE.
7/23/09 10:49:00 AND THAT'S IT.
7/23/09 10:49:00 ANY QUESTIONS?
7/23/09 10:49:03 >> GO TO THE
7/23/09 10:49:03 NEXT.
7/23/09 10:49:04 >> OKAY.
7/23/09 10:49:07 MICHAEL HATCHY
7/23/09 10:49:10 FROM CENTRAL
7/23/09 10:49:10 PARK.
7/23/09 10:49:11 >> THANK YOU.
7/23/09 10:49:14 MANAGER FOR CENTRAL PARK AND
7/23/09 10:49:15 TAMPA HEIGHTS RIVER FRONT.
7/23/09 10:49:18 I WILL BE STARTING TODAY WITH
7/23/09 10:49:24 YOU AT CENTRAL
7/23/09 10:49:24 PARK.
7/23/09 10:49:27 CENTRAL PARK IS A
7/23/09 10:49:29 143 ACRE
7/23/09 10:49:30 REDEVELOPMENT AREA POSITIONED
7/23/09 10:49:33 BETWEEN
7/23/09 10:49:35 DOWNTOWN AND EBOR.
7/23/09 10:49:37 THIS SLIDE REPRESENTS WHAT A
7/23/09 10:49:39 LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE INVESTED A
7/23/09 10:49:42 LOT OF ENERGY IN OVER THE PAST
7/23/09 10:49:42 YEAR.
7/23/09 10:49:45 THAT IS ENCORE,
7/23/09 10:49:47 ENCORE, ENCORE.
7/23/09 10:49:50 THE $425 MILLION REINVESTMENT
7/23/09 10:49:53 AND REDEVELOPMENT INTO THE FORM
7/23/09 10:49:56 OF CENTRAL PARK VILLAGE AND
7/23/09 10:49:57 OUR
7/23/09 10:49:58 PUBLIC HOUSING PROJECTS.
7/23/09 10:49:59 THESE ARE RENDERING OF THE
7/23/09 10:50:00 FIRST THREE BUILDINGS THAT
7/23/09 10:50:02 WOULD BE CONSTRUCTED WITHIN THE
7/23/09 10:50:04 DEVELOPMENT, THAT BEING THE
7/23/09 10:50:08 TRIO, THE ELLA
7/23/09 10:50:11 AND
7/23/09 10:50:15 THE TEMPO. A
7/23/09 10:50:18 LOT OF THIS HAS GONE
7/23/09 10:50:19 INTO THE
7/23/09 10:50:20 INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY.
7/23/09 10:50:22 I WOULD LIKE TO CLARIFY THE
7/23/09 10:50:25 NUMBER ON THAT, IF I MAY.
7/23/09 10:50:27 THE OVERALL APPLICATION WAS $38
7/23/09 10:50:27 MILLION.
7/23/09 10:50:29 $28MILLION OF THAT WOULD BE FOR
7/23/09 10:50:32 INFRASTRUCK ENTER FOR THE
7/23/09 10:50:33 ENCORE REDEVELOPMENT AND 10
7/23/09 10:50:35 MILLION TO GO TO THE
7/23/09 10:50:36 PROGRAMMING AND INVESTMENT THAT
7/23/09 10:50:37 ED SPOKE OF.
7/23/09 10:50:40 ALONG WITH THE
7/23/09 10:50:43 NFP APPLICATION,
7/23/09 10:50:44 MANY PEOPLE HAVE INVESTED A LOT
7/23/09 10:50:46 OF TIME AND RESOURCES INTO
7/23/09 10:50:48 SECURING THE OTHER FUNDS NEEDED
7/23/09 10:50:48 FOR THE PROJECT.
7/23/09 10:50:51 THAT INCLUDES THE CITY'S
7/23/09 10:50:54 COMMITMENT OF
7/23/09 10:50:56 AFFORDABLE
7/23/09 10:50:57 HOUSING FUNDS.
7/23/09 10:50:59 SEEKING STATE DOLLARS FOR
7/23/09 10:51:01 INFRASTRUCTURE AND 9% TAX
7/23/09 10:51:02 CREDIT APPLICATIONS FOR HOUSING
7/23/09 10:51:04 CONSTRUCTION AS WELL AS SOME
7/23/09 10:51:07 OTHER SOURCES
7/23/09 10:51:10 OF
7/23/09 10:51:12 FUNDING.
7/23/09 10:51:15 ALONG WITH THE FUNDING ON THE
7/23/09 10:51:16 REGULATORY SIDE OF THE
7/23/09 10:51:18 EQUATION, WE ARE REVIEWING THE
7/23/09 10:51:20 INFRASTRUCTURE PLANS FOR THE
7/23/09 10:51:20 ENTIRE PROJECT.
7/23/09 10:51:23 >>> ALL 28 ACRES AND
7/23/09 10:51:25 NEGOTIATING AN AGREEMENT WITH
7/23/09 10:51:25 THE TAMPA HOUSING AUTHORITY AND
7/23/09 10:51:28 BANK OF AMERICA IN ORDER TO
7/23/09 10:51:31 GUIDE
7/23/09 10:51:32 THAT REDEVELOPMENT IN
7/23/09 10:51:33 ANTICIPATION OF THE GOOD NEWS
7/23/09 10:51:36 THAT WE ARE HOPING TO GET FORT
7/23/09 10:51:39 FUNDING, THE ENCORE GENERAL
7/23/09 10:51:42 CONTRACTORS ARE
7/23/09 10:51:43 ACTIVELY
7/23/09 10:51:44 RECRUITING SUBCONTRACTOR AND
7/23/09 10:51:47 OTHER CONTRACTORS FOR THE
7/23/09 10:51:47 INFRASTRUCTURE WORK.
7/23/09 10:51:49 OUR GOAL --WE ARE HOPEFUL THAT
7/23/09 10:51:51 OUR INVESTMENT OF TIME AND
7/23/09 10:51:53 RESOURCES AND ENERGY AND A LOT
7/23/09 10:51:54 OF LOST SLEEP IS GOING TO PAY
7/23/09 10:51:56 OFF BIG TIME IN SEPTEMBER WITH
7/23/09 10:51:58 THE RECEIPT OF THESE FUNDS AND
7/23/09 10:52:00 THE REGULATORY WORK WILL HAVE
7/23/09 10:52:01 BEEN COMPLETED AT THAT TIME.
7/23/09 10:52:04 AND WE WILL
7/23/09 10:52:06 BE READY TO BREAK
7/23/09 10:52:07 GROUND ON INFRASTRUCTURE
7/23/09 10:52:09 CONSTRUCTION IN THE FALL OF
7/23/09 10:52:09 THIS YEAR.
7/23/09 10:52:11 OUTSIDE OF THE ENCORE PROJECT,
7/23/09 10:52:14 IT IS IMPORTANT TO
7/23/09 10:52:17 KEEP THE
7/23/09 10:52:20 POSITION, THE CRA FOR A TURN IN
7/23/09 10:52:21 THE ECONOMY AND TO POSITION IT
7/23/09 10:52:24 IN THE BEST WAY THAT WE CAN
7/23/09 10:52:26 CONSISTENT WITH THE CRE PLAN.
7/23/09 10:52:28 THE DEPARTMENT IS PURSUING LAND
7/23/09 10:52:31 USE CHANGE TO
7/23/09 10:52:33 ENHANCE THE
7/23/09 10:52:34 NONRESIDENTIAL USE POTENTIAL
7/23/09 10:52:37 WITHIN THE CRA NORTH OF THE
7/23/09 10:52:40 ENCORE SITE AND
7/23/09 10:52:43 WEST OF
7/23/09 10:52:45 NEBRASKA.
7/23/09 10:52:45 REDEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES.
7/23/09 10:52:46 AGAIN, WE WILL DO EVERYTHING
7/23/09 10:52:48 THAT WE CAN TO SUPPORT THE
7/23/09 10:52:51 CONSTRUCTION OF THE ENCORE
7/23/09 10:52:51 DEVELOPMENT.
7/23/09 10:52:54 AND WE ARE UNDERWAY AT PRESENT
7/23/09 10:52:55 WORKING WITH COMMUNITY STAKE
7/23/09 10:52:56 HOLDERS AND COMMUNITY STAKE
7/23/09 10:52:58 HOLDERS REGARDING THE APPROVAL
7/23/09 10:53:01 OF THE PROPOSED LAND USE
7/23/09 10:53:01 CHANGE.
7/23/09 10:53:02 THE LAND USE CHANGE CYCLE
7/23/09 10:53:04 BEGINS WITH THE PLANNING
7/23/09 10:53:05 COMMISSION ON AUGUST 1st.
7/23/09 10:53:08 IT WILL BE A 6 TO 9 MONTH
7/23/09 10:53:09 PUBLIC HEARING PROCESS THAT I
7/23/09 10:53:12 WILL BE BRINGING BACK TO
7/23/09 10:53:14 YOU
7/23/09 10:53:17 THROUGH THAT LATER ON
7/23/09 10:53:18 FOR
7/23/09 10:53:18 APPROVAL.
7/23/09 10:53:20 LOOKING AT THE FUNDING, JUST
7/23/09 10:53:23 LIKE MY COLLEAGUES, FUNDING IS
7/23/09 10:53:25 DOWN THIS YEAR IN CENTRAL PARK.
7/23/09 10:53:26 THERE IS A DIFFERENCE ON THIS
7/23/09 10:53:28 CHART THAN MY COLLEAGUES.
7/23/09 10:53:29 YOU WILL NOTICE THAT THE
7/23/09 10:53:30 PROJECTIONS ARE NOT SHOWN.
7/23/09 10:53:32 THE REASON FOR THAT IS
7/23/09 10:53:33 PROJECTION THAT'S WOULD BE
7/23/09 10:53:36 SHOWN HERE WOULD BE BASED
7/23/09 10:53:39 SOLELY ON VALUE ARRIVED FROM
7/23/09 10:53:40 THE ENCORE DEVELOPMENT.
7/23/09 10:53:42 AND THERE'S SIMPLY NO WAY TO
7/23/09 10:53:44 ANTICIPATE WHAT THAT MIGHT BE.
7/23/09 10:53:46 IN LIEU OF PRESENTING SOMETHING
7/23/09 10:53:48 THAT WE KNOW WOULD BE
7/23/09 10:53:50 COMPLETELY INACCURATE, I'M
7/23/09 10:53:54 SIMPLY
7/23/09 10:53:57 NOT
7/23/09 10:54:00 SHOWING IT.
7/23/09 10:54:02 >> DO TO THE TIFF FUND, THOSE
7/23/09 10:54:05 DOLLARS HAVE BEEN VERY
7/23/09 10:54:08 LOW
7/23/09 10:54:08 AND
7/23/09 10:54:10 HAVE HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED TO
7/23/09 10:54:13 COVER THE OPERATION
7/23/09 10:54:17 OF THE
7/23/09 10:54:17 DEPARTMENT.
7/23/09 10:54:20 ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE WE GO TO
7/23/09 10:54:20 TAMPA HEIGHTS?
7/23/09 10:54:22 >> CONTINUE ON.
7/23/09 10:54:23 >> CONTINUE ON?
7/23/09 10:54:24 >> YES.
7/23/09 10:54:26 >> TAMPA HEIGHTS ROUGHLY A 60
7/23/09 10:54:28 ACRE CRA LOCATED ON THE
7/23/09 10:54:31 HILLSBOROUGH RIVER JUST
7/23/09 10:54:34 NORTH
7/23/09 10:54:40 OF DOWNTOWN . THE BECK OFFICE
7/23/09 10:54:41 BUILDING CURRENTLY UNDER
7/23/09 10:54:42 CONSTRUCTION.
7/23/09 10:54:43 IT IS THE FIRST VERTICAL
7/23/09 10:54:46 CONSTRUCTION WITHIN THE
7/23/09 10:54:47 HEIGHTS
7/23/09 10:54:47 PROJECT.
7/23/09 10:54:50 IT'S A 30,000 SQUARE FOOT
7/23/09 10:54:50 INVESTMENT.
7/23/09 10:54:51 WHEN IT'S COMPLETED WE WILL BE
7/23/09 10:54:54 SEEKING
7/23/09 10:54:58 A SILVER
7/23/09 10:54:58 CERTIFICATION
7/23/09 10:54:59 FROM LEE.
7/23/09 10:55:01 THE OTHER PICTURES WOULD BE THE
7/23/09 10:55:03 LAW CENTER, THE RENOVATED PARK
7/23/09 10:55:06 WHICH WAS OUR RENOVATED AS PART
7/23/09 10:55:08 OF OUR AGREEMENT FOR THE LAW
7/23/09 10:55:09 FIRM.
7/23/09 10:55:10 SO THERE IS GOOD ACTIVITY GOING
7/23/09 10:55:13 ON IN THE HEIGHTS AND A VERY
7/23/09 10:55:15 POWERFUL THING TO THINK ABOUT.
7/23/09 10:55:18 28 ACRES IN ENCORE.
7/23/09 10:55:20 48 ACRES OF THE HEIGHTS PROJECT
7/23/09 10:55:22 AND LESS THAN 80 ACRES
7/23/09 10:55:25 REPRESENTING CLOSE TO A BILLION
7/23/09 10:55:31 DOLLARS OF
7/23/09 10:55:32 REINVESTMENT.
7/23/09 10:55:35 PLANNING FOR THE HEIGHTS
7/23/09 10:55:36 AREA.
7/23/09 10:55:39 WE ARE ANTICIPATING THE OPENING
7/23/09 10:55:41 AND OCCUPANCY OF THE BUILDING
7/23/09 10:55:41 NEXT YEAR.
7/23/09 10:55:44 WE ARE ALSO SUPPORTING THE
7/23/09 10:55:45 DEVELOPERS EFFORTS TO SECURE
7/23/09 10:55:49 THE FUNDS NEEDED TO PAY FOR THE
7/23/09 10:55:51 PROJECT WIDE INFRASTRUCTURE.
7/23/09 10:55:52 AS PART OF THAT EFFORT THIS
7/23/09 10:55:55 YEAR AND GOING FORWARD AND IN
7/23/09 10:55:57 PAST YEARS, WE ARE COMMITTING
7/23/09 10:55:58 AS MANY DOLLARS AS WE CAN TO
7/23/09 10:56:01 SUPPORT THE CONSTRUCTION
7/23/09 10:56:02 OF
7/23/09 10:56:03 INFRASTRUCTURE WITH TIFF
7/23/09 10:56:06 DOLLARS AS
7/23/09 10:56:09 WE
7/23/09 10:56:11 POSSIBLY CAN.
7/23/09 10:56:13 WE ARE ALSO WORKING WITH THE
7/23/09 10:56:16 DEVELOPMENT TEAM AND
7/23/09 10:56:20 OTHER CITY
7/23/09 10:56:23 STAFF RELATED
7/23/09 10:56:26 TO THE WATER
7/23/09 10:56:28 WORKS PARK AND BUILDING.
7/23/09 10:56:30 PART OF THE INITIATIVE FOR THE
7/23/09 10:56:32 NEXT YEAR IS TO COMPLETE THOSE.
7/23/09 10:56:33 THAT WOULD BE TO COMPLETE THE
7/23/09 10:56:35 WATER WORKS PARK SEGMENT OF THE
7/23/09 10:56:38 RIVER WALK THERE AT THE WATER
7/23/09 10:56:39 WORKS PARK AND COMPLETE THE
7/23/09 10:56:41 DESIGNATION OF THE WATER WORKS
7/23/09 10:56:44 PARK IN THE BROWN FIELD AND THE
7/23/09 10:56:47 WATER WORKS SITE
7/23/09 10:56:49 AS BROWN
7/23/09 10:56:49 FIELDS.
7/23/09 10:56:52 AND ALSO THE
7/23/09 10:56:53 BOARD APPROVED
7/23/09 10:56:55 JUST LAST WEEK OF THE TIFF
7/23/09 10:56:57 DOLLARS TO IMPROVE THE WATER
7/23/09 10:56:57 WORKS BUILDING.
7/23/09 10:56:59 AND WE WILL CERTAINLY BE ABLE
7/23/09 10:57:02 TO COMPLETE THAT AND WE WILL
7/23/09 10:57:05 STAND READY TO PROTECT WHATEVER
7/23/09 10:57:06 PRIVATE SECTOR ISSUES MIGHT
7/23/09 10:57:07 INVOLVE AND ASSIST THE
7/23/09 10:57:10 DEVELOPER IN ANY WAY
7/23/09 10:57:13 THAT WE
7/23/09 10:57:14 CAN.
7/23/09 10:57:17 PAST DOLLARS IT LOOKED LIKE WE
7/23/09 10:57:18 WERE FAIRING WELL FOR THE LAST
7/23/09 10:57:19 COUPLE OF YEARS.
7/23/09 10:57:22 IT'S A MINOR REDUCTION BUT WE
7/23/09 10:57:23 ARE STILL GOING TO DO GOOD
7/23/09 10:57:26 THINGS WITH THE DOLLARS.
7/23/09 10:57:27 AGAIN, THE PROJECTIONS ARE NOT
7/23/09 10:57:29 SHOWN FOR THE SAME REASON AS
7/23/09 10:57:30 CENTRAL PARK.
7/23/09 10:57:33 IT WOULD BE BASED ON
7/23/09 10:57:33 A
7/23/09 10:57:36 GUESSTIMATE OF THE VAL SKEW
7/23/09 10:57:39 IT'S --VAL
7/23/09 10:57:42 VALUE AND
7/23/09 10:57:44 IT'S NOT
7/23/09 10:57:46 FEASIBLE TO MAKE THAT ESTIMATE.
7/23/09 10:57:48 THE DOLLARS GOING INTO FY-10
7/23/09 10:57:51 THAT WOULD BE COMMITTED TO HELP
7/23/09 10:57:53 PAY FOR THE INFRASTRUCTURE ONCE
7/23/09 10:57:56 THE BONDS ARE ISSUED TO PAY FOR
7/23/09 10:57:57 THAT DEBT SERVICE.
7/23/09 10:57:58 WE ARE INVESTING AS MUCH IN
7/23/09 10:57:59 THAT AS WE CAN.
7/23/09 10:58:00 AND THEN THE REMAINDER INTO
7/23/09 10:58:03 PAYING A PORTION OF THE STAFF
7/23/09 10:58:04 AND ADMIN COSTS.
7/23/09 10:58:06 I AM VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE
7/23/09 10:58:08 ACTIVITY THAT IS TAKEs PLACE IN
7/23/09 10:58:11 BOTH OF MY CRAs TO
7/23/09 10:58:11 SEE VERTICAL
7/23/09 10:58:13 CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY IN THE
7/23/09 10:58:14 HEIGHTS PROJECT.
7/23/09 10:58:15 IT IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE
7/23/09 10:58:16 BEEN ANTICIPATING FOR AND
7/23/09 10:58:19 LONGING FOR A VERY LONG TIME
7/23/09 10:58:22 AND
7/23/09 10:58:23 IT'S HAPPENING.
7/23/09 10:58:25 AND WITH SOME GOOD FUNDING
7/23/09 10:58:27 COMING TO US FROM VARIOUS
7/23/09 10:58:30 SOURCES, THE ENCORE PROJECT
7/23/09 10:58:31 WILL HOPEFULLY BE UNDER
7/23/09 10:58:32 CONSTRUCTION LATER THIS YEAR
7/23/09 10:58:35 AND THAT WOULD BE ABSOLUTELY
7/23/09 10:58:37 PHENOMENAL.
7/23/09 10:58:40 >> ANY QUESTIONS?
7/23/09 10:58:41 >> THANK YOU.
7/23/09 10:58:43 WE ARE ALL HOPEFUL THAT THE
7/23/09 10:58:44 ENCORE PROJECT GETS GOING.
7/23/09 10:58:47 AND I THINK THAT IT
7/23/09 10:58:48 WOULD BE
7/23/09 10:58:51 PRUDENT TO KIND OF HAVE TWO
7/23/09 10:58:52 SCENARIOS.
7/23/09 10:58:54 IT GETS GOING NOW OR IT GETS
7/23/09 10:58:55 GOING IN THE FUTURE.
7/23/09 10:58:56 AND I THINK THAT WE REALLY NEED
7/23/09 10:58:58 TO LOOK AT WHAT WE'RE SPENDING
7/23/09 10:59:00 IN TERMS OF ADMINISTRATION IF
7/23/09 10:59:03 THERE ISN'T A
7/23/09 10:59:05 PROJECT TO
7/23/09 10:59:06 ADMINISTER.
7/23/09 10:59:07 WE'RE IN TOUGH TIMES.
7/23/09 10:59:09 IF THERE IS SOMETHING GOING ON,
7/23/09 10:59:11 THERE IS A LOT OF WORK TO DO IN
7/23/09 10:59:12 TERMS OF COORDINATION, THIS
7/23/09 10:59:13 THAT AND THE OTHER.
7/23/09 10:59:17 IF YOU LOOK AT THE OTHER CRA
7/23/09 10:59:19 BUDGETS, THE ADMINISTRATION IS
7/23/09 10:59:21 USUALLY THEN THAN 25% OF THE
7/23/09 10:59:22 OVERALL BUDGET.
7/23/09 10:59:24 AS WE'RE LOOKING AT THIS ONE,
7/23/09 10:59:24 IT'S 50%.
7/23/09 10:59:26 AND I DON'T THINK IT'S
7/23/09 10:59:28 APPROPRIATE IF WE DON'T HAVE
7/23/09 10:59:29 SOMETHING HAPPENING TO SPEND
7/23/09 10:59:32 50% OF OUR
7/23/09 10:59:34 MONEY ADMINISTERING
7/23/09 10:59:35 THE --I --AS WE GO FORWARD, I
7/23/09 10:59:38 THINK WE NEED TO THINK ABOUT
7/23/09 10:59:39 THAT STRATEGICALLY.
7/23/09 10:59:40 BECAUSE WE HAVE SUCH LIMITED
7/23/09 10:59:43 RESOURCES AND WE NEED TO SEE
7/23/09 10:59:46 THINGS HAPPEN RATHER THAN
7/23/09 10:59:46 JUST
7/23/09 10:59:49 ADMINISTRATION IF THERE ISN'T
7/23/09 10:59:51 SOMETHING TO ADMINISTER.
7/23/09 10:59:52 >> WHEN WILL WE HEAR.
7/23/09 10:59:55 >> WE ARE HEARING ON FUNDING,
7/23/09 10:59:57 THE 28 MILLION OR 38 TOTAL IS
7/23/09 11:00:00 --WOULD BE SEPTEMBER, EARLY
7/23/09 11:00:01 OCTOBER.
7/23/09 11:00:03 OTHER FUNDING SOURCES, THE
7/23/09 11:00:04 AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUNDS FROM
7/23/09 11:00:08 THE CITY ARE
7/23/09 11:00:09 ALREADY COMMITTED.
7/23/09 11:00:11 STATE FUNDING WILL OPEN UP
7/23/09 11:00:14 ANOTHER 6, $7 MILLION COULD
7/23/09 11:00:17 COME THIS YEAR OR NEXT YEAR.
7/23/09 11:00:18 THE PROJECT COULD STILL GO
7/23/09 11:00:19 FORWARD WITHOUT THAT FUNDING.
7/23/09 11:00:22 IT IS GAP FUNDING
7/23/09 11:00:25 FOR THE NSP-
7/23/09 11:00:26 2. IF THE FUNDS COME THROUGH
7/23/09 11:00:27 THIS YEAR, WE ARE GOING
7/23/09 11:00:27 FORWARD.
7/23/09 11:00:28 THAT IS THE KEY.
7/23/09 11:00:30 >> SO THE END OF SEPTEMBER.
7/23/09 11:00:31 >> I AM HOPING THAT WE WILL GET
7/23/09 11:00:33 THE FUNDS IN SEPTEMBER AND WE
7/23/09 11:00:35 WON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT WHERE
7/23/09 11:00:36 ADMINISTRATION DOLLARS ARE
7/23/09 11:00:36 GOING.
7/23/09 11:00:39 >> I LIKE THAT
7/23/09 11:00:39 POSITIVE
7/23/09 11:00:39 ATTITUDE.
7/23/09 11:00:41 SO FOR OUR OCTOBER CRA MEETING
7/23/09 11:00:43 YOU WILL BE ABLE TO REPORT BACK
7/23/09 11:00:45 TO US THAT WE HAVE RECEIVED
7/23/09 11:00:45 THEM HOPEFULLY.
7/23/09 11:00:48 >> I WILL BE
7/23/09 11:00:50 ABLE TO PROVIDE --
7/23/09 11:00:52 YES, IF THE --IF THE AWARD
7/23/09 11:00:53 NOTICE HAS BEEN ISSUED BY THEN,
7/23/09 11:00:56 I WILL MAKE SURE THAT I'M FIRST
7/23/09 11:00:59 ON THE AGENDA AND
7/23/09 11:01:02 I'LL
7/23/09 11:01:04 POM-
7/23/09 11:01:05 POMS WITH ME.
7/23/09 11:01:06 >> YOU THANK YOU.
7/23/09 11:01:08 >> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR ME
7/23/09 11:01:11 ON THE HEIGHTS OR CENTRAL PARK?
7/23/09 11:01:11 >> NO.
7/23/09 11:01:14 GO TO
7/23/09 11:01:16 THE NEXT ONE.
7/23/09 11:01:18 >> MIKE CHEN IS OBJECT HIS WAY.
7/23/09 11:01:20 >> I'M MIKE CHIN, DEVELOPMENT
7/23/09 11:01:21 SERVICES MANAGER.
7/23/09 11:01:24 I'M HERE TO PARTIALLY FILL
7/23/09 11:01:27 THE
7/23/09 11:01:29 CAPABLE SUES OF JEANETTE WHO IS
7/23/09 11:01:30 NOT AVAILABLE TODAY.
7/23/09 11:01:33 I WILL WALK THROUGH THE
7/23/09 11:01:39 PRESENTATION
7/23/09 11:01:42 FOR YOU
7/23/09 11:01:45 .
7/23/09 11:01:46 >> OTHER DIRECTION.
7/23/09 11:01:49 DREW PARK, IF YOU ORIENT
7/23/09 11:01:51 YOURSELF USING HILLSBOROUGH
7/23/09 11:01:53 COMMUNITY COMEDGE AT THE
7/23/09 11:01:54 SOUTHEAST CORNER, DREW PARK
7/23/09 11:01:56 RUNS WEST TO THE AIRPORT
7/23/09 11:01:59 PROPERTIES AND
7/23/09 11:02:00 NORTH TO
7/23/09 11:02:00 HILLSBOROUGH AVENUE.
7/23/09 11:02:02 >>> SOME OF THE BIG THINGS
7/23/09 11:02:05 GOING ON IS THE OPENING OF THE
7/23/09 11:02:08 AIR CARGO ROAD, THE SIGNIFICANT
7/23/09 11:02:10 INVESTMENT BY THE TAMPA
7/23/09 11:02:11 INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT THAT IS
7/23/09 11:02:12 DEPICTED IN THE CENTER.
7/23/09 11:02:15 IT IS THE CENTER PIECE OF
7/23/09 11:02:17 INVESTMENT GOING ON THERE.
7/23/09 11:02:18 THE TOP LEFT HAND CORNER IS
7/23/09 11:02:20 KIND OF AN ODD PICTURE FROM
7/23/09 11:02:21 EVERYTHING ELSE THAT YOU HAVE
7/23/09 11:02:21 SEEN.
7/23/09 11:02:23 THIS IS REALLY DEPICTING THE
7/23/09 11:02:23 SUCCESS THAT THE POLICE
7/23/09 11:02:26 DEPARTMENT HAS HAD IN CLOSING
7/23/09 11:02:28 DOWN ILLEGAL ADULT USE THAT'S
7/23/09 11:02:29 ARE OPERATING IN DREW PARK.
7/23/09 11:02:31 YOU WILL SEE SOME OF THE SIGNS
7/23/09 11:02:34 THAT NO LONGER EXIST IN
7/23/09 11:02:35 THE
7/23/09 11:02:35 NEIGHBORHOOD.
7/23/09 11:02:37 AND THE LOWER RIGHT HAND
7/23/09 11:02:39 CORNERS OF THE CONSTRUCTION
7/23/09 11:02:42 ACTIVITIES THAT IS BEING DONE
7/23/09 11:02:48 IN DREW PARK BASICALLY
7/23/09 11:02:49 IN TWO
7/23/09 11:02:49 DIRECTIONS.
7/23/09 11:02:52 TO TRY TO AS QUICKLY
7/23/09 11:02:53 AS
7/23/09 11:02:54 POSSIBLE PROVIDE IMPROVED
7/23/09 11:02:57 CONNECTIVITY FROM DREW PARK TO
7/23/09 11:02:58 THE NEW CARGO ROAD AND TAKE
7/23/09 11:02:59 ADVANTAGE OF THE OPPORTUNITIES
7/23/09 11:03:02 THAT WILL
7/23/09 11:03:05 COME WITH THAT.
7/23/09 11:03:07 MANY OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE
7/23/09 11:03:10 TALKED ABOUT
7/23/09 11:03:11 ARE ON HERE.
7/23/09 11:03:14 A SIGNIFICANT PART IS THAT DREW
7/23/09 11:03:15 PARK RECEIVED THE $140,000
7/23/09 11:03:18 GRANT AWARD LEVEL THAT MAKES IT
7/23/09 11:03:18 ALL OFFICIAL.
7/23/09 11:03:20 IT'S NO LONGER PROMISES IT'S A
7/23/09 11:03:21 COMMITMENT TO THE GRANT FUNDS.
7/23/09 11:03:24 AND OF COURSE WE CONTINUE TO
7/23/09 11:03:27 NEED TO RECOGNIZE THE
7/23/09 11:03:31 SUCCESS
7/23/09 11:03:32 OF THE PARK.
7/23/09 11:03:35 FOR THE CONTINUED PLANS
7/23/09 11:03:36 MOVING
7/23/09 11:03:38 FORWARD, AGAIN, THE ACTION PLAN
7/23/09 11:03:40 TRIES TO ACCELERATE THE
7/23/09 11:03:42 CONNECTIVITY OF DREW PARK TO
7/23/09 11:03:45 THE NEW AIR CARGO ROAD AND
7/23/09 11:03:49 THE
7/23/09 11:03:49 POTENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES.
7/23/09 11:03:52 IDENTIFY WAYS TO DO THE BROWN
7/23/09 11:03:52 FIELD ASSESSMENTS, IDENTIFY
7/23/09 11:03:55 WHAT IS THERE AND WHAT NEEDS TO
7/23/09 11:03:57 BE CLEANED UP.
7/23/09 11:03:59 STILL SEEKING LAND ACQUISITION
7/23/09 11:03:59 OPPORTUNITIES.
7/23/09 11:04:00 WE MENTIONED EARLIER IN THE
7/23/09 11:04:03 PROGRAM THAT ONE OF THE SILVER
7/23/09 11:04:04 LININGS TO THIS BLEAK ECONOMY
7/23/09 11:04:07 IS THAT LAND ACQUISITION IS A
7/23/09 11:04:07 BETTER POSSIBILITY.
7/23/09 11:04:09 AND OF COURSE WE WANT TO
7/23/09 11:04:11 INITIATE A WORKFORCE HOUSING
7/23/09 11:04:13 PROJECT, ACTUALLY GET SOMETHING
7/23/09 11:04:13 MOVING THERE.
7/23/09 11:04:15 WITH THAT, YOU CAN SEE WHERE WE
7/23/09 11:04:18 ARE WITH THE HISTORY AND TRENDS
7/23/09 11:04:18 OF THE BUDGET.
7/23/09 11:04:22 WHAT YOU'RE SEEING HERE IS A
7/23/09 11:04:24 $400,000 DECLINE FROM FISCAL
7/23/09 11:04:26 YEAR '09, OUR CURRENT YEAR.
7/23/09 11:04:29 THIS REPRESENTS IN EXCESS OF
7/23/09 11:04:30 A
7/23/09 11:04:32 27% DECLINE IN TIFF REVENUES
7/23/09 11:04:33 FOR FISCAL YEAR '10.
7/23/09 11:04:36 IN TERMS OF HOW THINGS ARE
7/23/09 11:04:37 BEING SPLIT UP, WE ARE STILL
7/23/09 11:04:40 TRYING TO PUT MONEY INTO
7/23/09 11:04:46 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS.
7/23/09 11:04:48 WE ARE WORKING WITH STORM WATER
7/23/09 11:04:52 PROJECT THAT'S
7/23/09 11:04:54 ARE UNDERWAY
7/23/09 11:04:54 THERE.
7/23/09 11:04:57 OPERATIONS STAY FAIRLY
7/23/09 11:04:59 CONSISTENT WITH PREVIOUS YEARS.
7/23/09 11:05:02 DISTRICT
7/23/09 11:05:05 PROGRAMS AND
7/23/09 11:05:07 SERVICES.
7/23/09 11:05:08 '10 REFLECTS A DECLINE.
7/23/09 11:05:11 THAT IS PART OF THE STRATEGY
7/23/09 11:05:11 OF
7/23/09 11:05:14 USING FISCAL YEAR '$09 AND
7/23/09 11:05:15 TO
7/23/09 11:05:16 REALLOCATE THEM TO CONTINUING
7/23/09 11:05:17 PRIORITIES AND CONTINUE TO
7/23/09 11:05:20 SUPPORT THE DISTRICT PROGRAM
7/23/09 11:05:22 THAT'S ARE IN PLACE.
7/23/09 11:05:25 WITH THAT, ANY QUESTIONS THAT I
7/23/09 11:05:28 COULD TRY TO FIELD FOR
7/23/09 11:05:31 YOU FOR
7/23/09 11:05:31 DREW PARK?
7/23/09 11:05:34 THANK YOU VERY
7/23/09 11:05:38 MUCH.
7/23/09 11:05:38 >> THAT CONCLUDES OUR
7/23/09 11:05:41 PRESENTATION TO YOU REGARDING
7/23/09 11:05:44 THE
7/23/09 11:05:46 ISSUES THAT ARE IMPORTANT
7/23/09 11:05:48 AS WE'RE PUTTING THE BUDGETS TO
7/23/09 11:05:48 TOGETHER.
7/23/09 11:05:49 THE PRIORITIES THAT ARE
7/23/09 11:05:51 STARTING TO TAKE SHAPE AS WE
7/23/09 11:05:53 WORK WITH OUR COMMUNITY
7/23/09 11:05:54 ADVISORY GROUPS.
7/23/09 11:05:55 WE APPRECIATE AND INVITE YOUR
7/23/09 11:05:58 INPUT, ALL OF THE COMMENTS THAT
7/23/09 11:05:58 YOU PROVIDED.
7/23/09 11:06:01 PLEASE FEEL FREE TO
7/23/09 11:06:02 PROVIDE
7/23/09 11:06:03 ADDITIONAL COMMENTS AS WE WORK
7/23/09 11:06:05 ON THE ACTUAL BUDGET DOCUMENT
7/23/09 11:06:08 THAT WE WILL PRESENT TO
7/23/09 11:06:11 YOU IN
7/23/09 11:06:12 SEPTEMBER.
7/23/09 11:06:12 >> LINDA SAUL-SENA.
7/23/09 11:06:13 >> YES.
7/23/09 11:06:16 YOU ARE DOING SOME TERRIFIC
7/23/09 11:06:18 INNOVATIVE THINGS AND SOME ARE
7/23/09 11:06:20 SPECIFIC TO SPECIFIC AREAS.
7/23/09 11:06:23 IN THE CHANNEL AREA WE
7/23/09 11:06:24 ARE
7/23/09 11:06:26 LOOKING AT WAIVING APPLICATION
7/23/09 11:06:27 FEES FOR BUSINESSES IDENTIFIED
7/23/09 11:06:28 THERE.
7/23/09 11:06:30 I THINK WE SHOULD LOOK AT ALL
7/23/09 11:06:32 OF THESE AREAS.
7/23/09 11:06:33 COMMON ADDITIONAL RETAIL, WE
7/23/09 11:06:34 NEED TO ENCOURAGE THAT.
7/23/09 11:06:35 WE NEED TO SUPPORT THE SMALL
7/23/09 11:06:38 BUSINESSES THAT ARE
7/23/09 11:06:39 THERE.
7/23/09 11:06:41 AND ALSO, YOU KNOW --ALSO
7/23/09 11:06:42 NONPROFITS THAT COULD BE
7/23/09 11:06:44 HELPFUL TO THE AREAS.
7/23/09 11:06:45 SO I THINK RATHER THAN LOOKING
7/23/09 11:06:47 AT --BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE
7/23/09 11:06:49 ABILITY AS THE OVERALL
7/23/09 11:06:51 ADMINISTRATOR OF THIS TO SEE
7/23/09 11:06:52 WHAT ACTIVITIES COULD BE
7/23/09 11:06:54 ENCOURAGED IN ALL OF THE AREAS
7/23/09 11:06:56 AND, YOU KNOW, PERHAPS THERE'S
7/23/09 11:06:57 A PARTICULAR STAFF PERSON WHOSE
7/23/09 11:07:00 EXPERTISE IS IN THAT AREA.
7/23/09 11:07:03 BUT WE RECOGNIZE CITYWIDE WE
7/23/09 11:07:04 NEED TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES
7/23/09 11:07:06 IN ALL THESE AREAS.
7/23/09 11:07:08 WE NEED TO REMOVE BARRIERS FOR
7/23/09 11:07:09 THEM AND SUPPORT THEM.
7/23/09 11:07:11 >> THAT'S A GOOD --
7/23/09 11:07:13 >> THAT'S A COMMON THREAD.
7/23/09 11:07:15 I THINK WE SHOULD LOOK AT IT IN
7/23/09 11:07:16 TERMS OF NOT ONLY SMALL
7/23/09 11:07:18 BUSINESSES BUT PERHAPS
7/23/09 11:07:19 NONPROFITS THAT BENEFIT THE
7/23/09 11:07:21 AREAS, WHETHER THEY'RE
7/23/09 11:07:23 PROVIDING AN ACTIVITY CENTER
7/23/09 11:07:26 BECAUSE OF AN ARTS ACTIVITY, A
7/23/09 11:07:27 NONPROFIT THAT SUPPORTS, YOU
7/23/09 11:07:29 KNOW, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES OR
7/23/09 11:07:29 TRAINING.
7/23/09 11:07:31 I NOTICED IN EAST TAMPA, ED
7/23/09 11:07:34 DIDN'T INCLUDE
7/23/09 11:07:37 A PICTURE OF THE
7/23/09 11:07:38 ACTIVITY CENTER THERE.
7/23/09 11:07:40 THE MORE OF THAT THAT WE CAN
7/23/09 11:07:43 DO, THE BETTER.
7/23/09 11:07:45 AND ALSO EVEN --LET ME SAY
7/23/09 11:07:47 CHILD CARE FOR MOTHERS TO WORK
7/23/09 11:07:49 OFTENTIMES CHILD CARE IS A
7/23/09 11:07:51 CRITICAL PART OF THE MIX.
7/23/09 11:07:53 AND THE WAYS THAT WE CAN
7/23/09 11:07:55 SUPPORT THAT IN THESE AREAS TO
7/23/09 11:07:57 STIMULATE THE LOCAL ECONOMY AND
7/23/09 11:07:58 PROVIDE SUPPORT TO WE CAN
7/23/09 11:08:00 INCREASE THE WORKING BASE.
7/23/09 11:08:01 >> GOOD OBSERVATIONS.
7/23/09 11:08:04 THANK YOU.
7/23/09 11:08:04 >> THANK YOU.
7/23/09 11:08:05 >> NEXT ITEM.
7/23/09 11:08:07 >> THE NEXT ITEM IS TO RECEIVE
7/23/09 11:08:10 AND FILE OUR QUARTERLY
7/23/09 11:08:12 REPORT
7/23/09 11:08:14 THAT ACCOUNTS PROVIDES
7/23/09 11:08:15 TRANSPARENCY TO HOW THE BUDGET
7/23/09 11:08:18 FUNDS ARE BEING SPENT.
7/23/09 11:08:20 I WILL SIMPLY NOTE THAT WE
7/23/09 11:08:20 ENHANCED IT.
7/23/09 11:08:22 KEN CAME TO YOU ON A NUMBER OF
7/23/09 11:08:24 ITEMS AND MADE A SUGGESTION OF
7/23/09 11:08:26 AN IMPROVEMENT THAT WE COULD
7/23/09 11:08:28 MAKE IN THE REPORT WHICH JULIE
7/23/09 11:08:30 WISDOM DID TO PROVIDE A NICE
7/23/09 11:08:32 SUMMARY FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT
7/23/09 11:08:33 AREAS THAT I THINK IS HELPFUL.
7/23/09 11:08:36 IT IS HERE FOR YOU TO RECEIVE
7/23/09 11:08:37 AND FILE.
7/23/09 11:08:37 >> A MOTION.
7/23/09 11:08:40 >> SO MOVED
7/23/09 11:08:41 AND IT'S GREAT.
7/23/09 11:08:44 >> WE GO TO THE
7/23/09 11:08:44 PUBLIC
7/23/09 11:08:45 COMMENTS.
7/23/09 11:08:46 IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK,
7/23/09 11:08:49 WILL YOU
7/23/09 11:08:51 COME UP NOW.
7/23/09 11:08:53 >> COME ON, MR. DAVIS.
7/23/09 11:08:56 WE'RE WAITING ON YOU.
7/23/09 11:08:58 >> OR ANYBODY ELSE.
7/23/09 11:08:59 >> HE IS SLOW.
7/23/09 11:09:01 MISS, YOU CAN COME ON UP.
7/23/09 11:09:04 HE IS TOO
7/23/09 11:09:07 SLOW THIS MORNING.
7/23/09 11:09:08 >> GOOD MORNING MADAM CHAIR AND
7/23/09 11:09:11 MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND
7/23/09 11:09:11 THE AUDIENCE.
7/23/09 11:09:14 MY NAME IS JAMES AND I AM A
7/23/09 11:09:17 MEMBER OF THE
7/23/09 11:09:19 EAST MEMBER
7/23/09 11:09:19 PARTNERSHIP.
7/23/09 11:09:21 I KNOW THAT IN OUR --IN THE
7/23/09 11:09:24 PARTNERSHIP WE HAVE PLANS
7/23/09 11:09:25 OF
7/23/09 11:09:26 WORKING ON 22nd STREET ON THE
7/23/09 11:09:26 ROAD.
7/23/09 11:09:28 AND I HEARD I BELIEVE IT WAS
7/23/09 11:09:30 CHANNEL SIDE THAT THEY HAVE
7/23/09 11:09:31 PLANS OF TURNING --IF I
7/23/09 11:09:33 UNDERSTOOD CORRECTLY, OF MAKING
7/23/09 11:09:34 IT TWO LANES.
7/23/09 11:09:36 I'M JUST WONDERING IF THEIR
7/23/09 11:09:39 PLANS OF THE TWO WORKS TO
7/23/09 11:09:40 COMMUNICATE AND MAXIMIZE
7/23/09 11:09:41 FINANCES AND RESOURCES SO THAT
7/23/09 11:09:42 ONE KNOWS WHAT THE OTHER IS
7/23/09 11:09:44 DOING AND THEY'RE NOT --WE
7/23/09 11:09:45 HAVE SEEN IN THE PAST WHERE
7/23/09 11:09:47 WORK HAS BEEN DONE AND THEN
7/23/09 11:09:49 OTHER GROUPS COME IN AND HAVE
7/23/09 11:09:51 TO TEAR UP THINGS AND COME BACK
7/23/09 11:09:53 AND PUT IT BACK DOWN.
7/23/09 11:09:55 SO I HOPE THERE ARE PLANS TO
7/23/09 11:09:58 MAXIMIZE FUNDING SOURCES BY
7/23/09 11:09:59 WORKING TOGETHER IN ORDER TO
7/23/09 11:10:00 ACCOMPLISH THE SAME GOAL.
7/23/09 11:10:02 >> I WILL HAVE MR. JOHNSON GET
7/23/09 11:10:02 BACK WITH YOU.
7/23/09 11:10:03 >> THANK YOU.
7/23/09 11:10:06 >>
7/23/09 11:10:08 ALL RIGHT.
7/23/09 11:10:11 NEXT
7/23/09 11:10:14 SPEAKER
7/23/09 11:10:17 .
7/23/09 11:10:19 >> CHAIRMAN AND OTHER MEMBERS
7/23/09 11:10:22 OF THE BOARD, MY NAME IS
7/23/09 11:10:24 AL
7/23/09 11:10:24 DAVIS.
7/23/09 11:10:25 AND I'VE GOT ABOUT THREE THINGS
7/23/09 11:10:28 THAT I WANT TO TALK TO YOU
7/23/09 11:10:31 ABOUT
7/23/09 11:10:32 REALLY QUICKLY.
7/23/09 11:10:35 I ASK FOR YOUR INDULGENCE
7/23/09 11:10:38 BECAUSE OF
7/23/09 11:10:41 THE
7/23/09 11:10:42 FACT THAT MY
7/23/09 11:10:44 KNEES ARE NOT WHAT THEY USED TO
7/23/09 11:10:47 BE AND
7/23/09 11:10:48 I'M LIMITED.
7/23/09 11:10:51 FIRST OF ALL,
7/23/09 11:10:54 I WANT TO
7/23/09 11:10:57 COMMEND, YOU
7/23/09 11:11:00 KNOW, THE
7/23/09 11:11:03 OPPORTUNITY TOSS HAVE SHARED
7/23/09 11:11:06 WITH
7/23/09 11:11:08 ME THE ACTIVITY PORTABLE 8
7/23/09 11:11:11 AND THE THIRD QUARTER
7/23/09 11:11:13 OF THE
7/23/09 11:11:16 FINANCES AND
7/23/09 11:11:16 CAPITAL
7/23/09 11:11:17 IMPROVEMENT STATUS.
7/23/09 11:11:19 THESE ARE GOOD MARKETING --
7/23/09 11:11:21 WHERE IS MARK?
7/23/09 11:11:24 HE LIKES TO USE THE TERM
7/23/09 11:11:24 MARKETED.
7/23/09 11:11:27 HE HAS
7/23/09 11:11:29 INCLUDED MARKETED TOOLS.
7/23/09 11:11:32 AS I LISTEN TO
7/23/09 11:11:37 EACH CRA
7/23/09 11:11:39 MANAGER, I'VE ALREADY READ
7/23/09 11:11:39 ABOUT.
7/23/09 11:11:42 SO THANK YOU.
7/23/09 11:11:45 THE NEXT THING IS THAT THE
7/23/09 11:11:48 PRESIDENT OF
7/23/09 11:11:51 THE
7/23/09 11:11:54 UNITED STATES
7/23/09 11:11:57 AT A MEETING
7/23/09 11:12:00 IN NEW YORK
7/23/09 11:12:06 THROUGH THE
7/23/09 11:12:09 NAACP, ON THE
7/23/09 11:12:11 100
7/23/09 11:12:13 ANNIVERSARY MADE MENTION OF AN
7/23/09 11:12:16 OFFICE OF URBAN AFFAIRS IN THE
7/23/09 11:12:19 WHITE HOUSE.
7/23/09 11:12:20 AND MADAM CHAIR, I HAVE A COPY
7/23/09 11:12:23 OF THE SPEECH THAT I WOULD
7/23/09 11:12:24 LIKE
7/23/09 11:12:27 TO SHARE WITH YOU AND
7/23/09 11:12:30 ONE
7/23/09 11:12:33 FOR
7/23/09 11:12:39 THE RECORD.
7/23/09 11:12:42 BRING THE
7/23/09 11:12:45 EXTRA
7/23/09 11:12:48 COPIES
7/23/09 11:12:52 BACK.
7/23/09 11:12:54 I WON'T EDITORIAL ON THE
7/23/09 11:12:54 SPEECH.
7/23/09 11:12:57 THANK YOU VERY MUCH
7/23/09 11:13:00 FOR YOUR
7/23/09 11:13:01 CONSIDERATION.
7/23/09 11:13:01 THANK YOU.
7/23/09 11:13:04 THE OTHER THING MADAM CHAIR
7/23/09 11:13:07 THAT I WISH TO RESPOND TO IS
7/23/09 11:13:10 THE
7/23/09 11:13:13 EAST
7/23/09 11:13:16 TAMPA EAC PERPETUAL
7/23/09 11:13:19 DILEMMA FOR A
7/23/09 11:13:22 LACK
7/23/09 11:13:23 OF SPECIFICS
7/23/09 11:13:26 IN ITS UNDERSTANDING OF
7/23/09 11:13:28 THE
7/23/09 11:13:31 POLICY AS WELL
7/23/09 11:13:34 AS THE
7/23/09 11:13:35 OPERATION
7/23/09 11:13:38 AS A COMMITTEE.
7/23/09 11:13:41 UNDER THE CAC POLICY,
7/23/09 11:13:42 THAT YOU
7/23/09 11:13:45 DOCTORED
7/23/09 11:13:46 BACK IN '07, I THINK
7/23/09 11:13:50 IT MAY HAVE STARTED,
7/23/09 11:13:51 MADAM
7/23/09 11:13:54 CHAIRMAN,
7/23/09 11:13:57 WHEN THIS BOARD
7/23/09 11:14:00 APPROVED A MODIFIED VERSION
7/23/09 11:14:01 OF
7/23/09 11:14:03 A DRAFT DOCUMENT CALLED THE
7/23/09 11:14:06 EAST TAMPA
7/23/09 11:14:06 COMMUNITY
7/23/09 11:14:09 REDEVELOPMENT --I
7/23/09 11:14:12 REVITALZATION
7/23/09 11:14:13 POLICY BYLAWS.
7/23/09 11:14:16 THAT
7/23/09 11:14:18 WAS A LITTLE DISCUSSION
7/23/09 11:14:21 AND I'M CURIOUS WHY --OH,
7/23/09 11:14:22 MY
7/23/09 11:14:22 GOODNESS.
7/23/09 11:14:22 ALREADY?
7/23/09 11:14:23 >> ALREADY.
7/23/09 11:14:26 YOUR THREE MINUTES IS
7/23/09 11:14:29 UP.
7/23/09 11:14:32 >> WELL, WHEN YOU GET TO ITEM
7/23/09 11:14:33 7
7/23/09 11:14:35 ABOUT APPROVING THE STRAIGHT, I
7/23/09 11:14:38 HOPE I HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY
7/23/09 11:14:38 TO
7/23/09 11:14:39 RESPOND FURTHER.
7/23/09 11:14:42 >> ANYONE ELSE WOULD
7/23/09 11:14:43 LIKE TO
7/23/09 11:14:44 SPEAK?
7/23/09 11:14:47 WOULD ANYONE ELSE
7/23/09 11:14:53 LIKE
7/23/09 11:14:55 TO
7/23/09 11:14:56 SPEAK?
7/23/09 11:14:56 >> GOOD MORNING.
7/23/09 11:14:58 MY NAME IS MICHAEL FARMER.
7/23/09 11:15:00 I WANT TO SPEAK ON ITEM NUMBER
7/23/09 11:15:03 9, THE
7/23/09 11:15:06 ACQUISITION OF
7/23/09 11:15:08 THE 34th
7/23/09 11:15:11 STREET, 3409
7/23/09 11:15:11 34th STREET.
7/23/09 11:15:14 THERE'S $125,000 THAT
7/23/09 11:15:16 WOULD BE
7/23/09 11:15:17 ACTUALLY VIEWED TO BE APPROVED
7/23/09 11:15:18 OF.
7/23/09 11:15:21 AS IT HAS COME TO MY KNOWLEDGE
7/23/09 11:15:23 THAT THE CAC OR ANYONE ELSE
7/23/09 11:15:26 DOESN'T HAVE ANY --
7/23/09 11:15:28 HASN'T
7/23/09 11:15:29 VOTED TO APPROVE THIS.
7/23/09 11:15:31 THAT HAS BEEN ONE OF --I THINK
7/23/09 11:15:33 THIS IS ABOUT THE SECOND
7/23/09 11:15:36 OCCASION ON WHICH
7/23/09 11:15:36 THE CITY
7/23/09 11:15:38 MANAGERS OR WHATEVER PURCHASING
7/23/09 11:15:41 TAKING MONEY FOR ACQUISITION OF
7/23/09 11:15:42 THESE PROPERTIES WITHOUT ANY
7/23/09 11:15:45 PRIOR APPROVAL
7/23/09 11:15:48 FROM THE CAC
7/23/09 11:15:51 OR
7/23/09 11:15:52 THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE.
7/23/09 11:15:55 SO I JUST WANTED TO BRING THAT
7/23/09 11:15:57 TO YOUR ATTENTION.
7/23/09 11:16:01 ALSO, I
7/23/09 11:16:07 AGREE WITH MS.
7/23/09 11:16:07 SAUL-
7/23/09 11:16:09 SENA AS FAR AS BEING INVOLVED
7/23/09 11:16:11 AND THE FEEDBACK THAT WE ARE
7/23/09 11:16:12 GETTING IN EAST TAMPA.
7/23/09 11:16:14 AND THAT'S ALL I HAVE FOR
7/23/09 11:16:14 TODAY.
7/23/09 11:16:17 THANK
7/23/09 11:16:19 YOU.
7/23/09 11:16:22 >> ANYONE ELSE?
7/23/09 11:16:22 >> GOOD MORNING.
7/23/09 11:16:25 MY NAME IS GLADIS
7/23/09 11:16:26 JACKSON.
7/23/09 11:16:29 I'M HERE FROM RAINBOW
7/23/09 11:16:32 HIGH
7/23/09 11:16:32 CRIME WATCH.
7/23/09 11:16:34 WE'RE INTERESTED IN THAT
7/23/09 11:16:35 PROPERTY ALSO.
7/23/09 11:16:36 WE HAVE WRITTEN LETTERS, WE
7/23/09 11:16:38 CAME TO THE CITY COUNCIL, WE
7/23/09 11:16:41 WENT TO THE MAYOR, WE WENT
7/23/09 11:16:42 TO
7/23/09 11:16:43 EAST TAMPA REVITALZATION.
7/23/09 11:16:44 IF THAT PROPERTY IS TO BE
7/23/09 11:16:46 PURCHASED, WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE
7/23/09 11:16:48 IT TURNED INTO A PLAYGROUND
7/23/09 11:16:51 AREA FOR OUR CHILDREN IN
7/23/09 11:16:51 RAINBOW HEIGHTS.
7/23/09 11:16:54 WE HAVE NO PARK, NO RECREATION
7/23/09 11:16:56 CENTER OR ANYTHING FOR OUR KIDS
7/23/09 11:16:58 AND WE DO PAY TAXES AND WE ARE
7/23/09 11:17:01 PART OF TAMPA CITY.
7/23/09 11:17:04 I HAVE LETTERS TO PROVE THAT
7/23/09 11:17:05 WE
7/23/09 11:17:08 HAVE ASKED AND BEEN BEFORE YOU
7/23/09 11:17:11 BEFORE ABOUT THIS
7/23/09 11:17:13 PARTICULAR
7/23/09 11:17:16 PROPERTY, THE HOLD HONKY TONK.
7/23/09 11:17:19 WE WOULD RATHER HAVE IT TURNED
7/23/09 11:17:22 INTO SOMETHING GOOD INSTEAD OF
7/23/09 11:17:23 ANOTHER BAR.
7/23/09 11:17:24 THEY INTERESTED IN SOMETHING
7/23/09 11:17:25 FOR THEIR CHILDREN.
7/23/09 11:17:27 THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IS RIGHT
7/23/09 11:17:29 ACROSS THE STREET WHICH WOULD
7/23/09 11:17:30 BE GREAT FOR AFTER SCHOOL
7/23/09 11:17:31 PROGRAMS WHEN SCHOOL IS IN.
7/23/09 11:17:33 SO THIS IS WHAT WE ARE HERE TO
7/23/09 11:17:36 SPEAK ABOUT AND I HAVE
7/23/09 11:17:38 PEOPLE
7/23/09 11:17:41 FROM MY
7/23/09 11:17:41 COMMUNITY INTERESTED.
7/23/09 11:17:43 WE REALLY WANT TO SEE SOMETHING
7/23/09 11:17:44 GOOD DONE WITH THAT PROPERTY.
7/23/09 11:17:47 THANK
7/23/09 11:17:48 YOU.
7/23/09 11:17:51 >>
7/23/09 11:17:52 THANK YOU.
7/23/09 11:17:53 >> GOOD MORNING.
7/23/09 11:17:56 I DIDN'T KNOW IF IT WAS
7/23/09 11:17:58 APPROPRIATE TO SPEAK AT THIS
7/23/09 11:18:00 TIME ABOUT NUMBER 9. I WAS
7/23/09 11:18:00 WAITING.
7/23/09 11:18:02 BUT I DO WANT TO RESPOND AS FAR
7/23/09 11:18:04 AS THE EAST TAMPA COMMUNITY
7/23/09 11:18:05 ADVISORY BOARD.
7/23/09 11:18:08 MAYBE I NEED SOME
7/23/09 11:18:11 UNDERSTANDING
7/23/09 11:18:12 AND CLARIFICATION.
7/23/09 11:18:14 WE ARE LEARNING AS ADVISORY AND
7/23/09 11:18:14 VOLUNTEERS.
7/23/09 11:18:16 ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE ARE
7/23/09 11:18:17 CONCERNED ABOUT WHEN WE ARE
7/23/09 11:18:20 SITTING IN AN ADVISORY CAPACITY
7/23/09 11:18:23 AND HAVE MADE DECISIONS
7/23/09 11:18:23 ABOUT
7/23/09 11:18:25 THE BUDGET, WE PUT MONEYS IN
7/23/09 11:18:26 CERTAIN AREAS, ESPECIALLY IN
7/23/09 11:18:28 THE AREA OF LAND ACQUISITION.
7/23/09 11:18:31 BUT IN OUR MINDS AND IN OUR
7/23/09 11:18:33 MINUTES, WE DIDN'T EAR MARK ANY
7/23/09 11:18:36 SPECIFIC AMOUNT OF MONEY GOING
7/23/09 11:18:36 ANYWHERE.
7/23/09 11:18:37 BUT WE WERE SAYING THAT WE WERE
7/23/09 11:18:40 LOOKING DOWN THE ROAD AND
7/23/09 11:18:41 REALLY WAITING FOR THE
7/23/09 11:18:42 STRATEGIC PLAN TO GET MORE
7/23/09 11:18:45 INPUT AS FAR AS THE
7/23/09 11:18:47 COMMUNITY
7/23/09 11:18:48 WAS CONCERNED.
7/23/09 11:18:52 WHAT I REALIZED IS THAT THAT
7/23/09 11:18:54 PARTICULAR PROPERTY WAS --I
7/23/09 11:18:56 GUESS A RESOLUTION IS ABOUT TO
7/23/09 11:18:57 COME ABOUT.
7/23/09 11:18:58 I'M MORE CONCERNED BECAUSE I
7/23/09 11:19:00 HAVE BEEN INVOLVED AND HAVE
7/23/09 11:19:02 BEEN PRIVY TO PERSONS CALLING
7/23/09 11:19:04 ME AS THE CHAIR INQUIRING ABOUT
7/23/09 11:19:06 THE PURCHASE OF THAT PROPERTY.
7/23/09 11:19:08 AND ON EACH OCCASION, WHEN I
7/23/09 11:19:11 WAS NOTIFIED, I CONTACTED THE
7/23/09 11:19:13 REDEVELOPMENT OFFICE AND SAID
7/23/09 11:19:15 ARE YOU AWARE THAT PEOPLE ARE
7/23/09 11:19:16 ASKING ABOUT THIS?
7/23/09 11:19:19 AND I CAN SPEAK AT LEAST ON TWO
7/23/09 11:19:20 DIFFERENT OCCASIONS.
7/23/09 11:19:22 EACH TIME I WAS TOLD DON'T
7/23/09 11:19:24 WORRY ABOUT IT, WE'RE ON TOP OF
7/23/09 11:19:24 IT.
7/23/09 11:19:27 YOU DON'T HAVE TO
7/23/09 11:19:28 WORRY ABOUT
7/23/09 11:19:29 THE PROPERTY.
7/23/09 11:19:30 IT'S NOT GOING ANYWHERE.
7/23/09 11:19:32 SO THEN I HEAR COMMUNITY PEOPLE
7/23/09 11:19:33 COMING TO ME ABOUT, YOU KNOW,
7/23/09 11:19:35 WE HAVE THIS PLAN.
7/23/09 11:19:38 AND IT'S A PLAN THAT THE
7/23/09 11:19:40 RAINBOW HEIGHTS GROUP HAS
7/23/09 11:19:40 SPECIFICALLY ASKED.
7/23/09 11:19:42 AND I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT JUST
7/23/09 11:19:43 RECENTLY.
7/23/09 11:19:44 I CAN RECALL BACK IN THE PAST.
7/23/09 11:19:45 THEY HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT
7/23/09 11:19:47 THAT AREA IN TERMS OF TRYING TO
7/23/09 11:19:49 DO SOMETHING FOR RECREATION OF
7/23/09 11:19:52 BRINGING ABOUT SOME CHANGES IN
7/23/09 11:19:52 THAT AREA.
7/23/09 11:19:54 AND I'M SAYING AT THIS POINT, I
7/23/09 11:19:56 KNOW AND I'M LEARNING --I WANT
7/23/09 11:19:58 TO EMPHASIZE AS A VOLUNTEER WE
7/23/09 11:20:01 ARE LEARNING, ONE OF
7/23/09 11:20:02 THE THINGS
7/23/09 11:20:03 AS AN ADVISORY MEMBER, WHEN WE
7/23/09 11:20:06 ARE SITTING AT THE BOARD AND
7/23/09 11:20:07 SITTING --TALKING ABOUT THE
7/23/09 11:20:09 BUDGET, WE ARE THINKING THAT --
7/23/09 11:20:12 WE ARE APPROVING THE MONEY TO
7/23/09 11:20:13 GO THERE BUT WE THOUGHT WE WERE
7/23/09 11:20:15 SUPPOSED TO BE NOTIFIED WHEN
7/23/09 11:20:16 THINGS ARE BEING MOVED.
7/23/09 11:20:18 IF NOT IN THIS CASE --IN THIS
7/23/09 11:20:21 CASE, AS A BOARD WE DID NOT
7/23/09 11:20:22 VOTE ON THIS.
7/23/09 11:20:24 AND I'M NOT ONE TO WANT TO
7/23/09 11:20:26 BRING THINGS UP HERE, BUT THIS
7/23/09 11:20:29 IS A LITTLE BLATANT HERE.
7/23/09 11:20:30 AND BECAUSE I HAD COMMUNITY
7/23/09 11:20:31 PEOPLE ASKING FOR THE PROPERTY.
7/23/09 11:20:34 I DON'T KNOW AND I READ SOME
7/23/09 11:20:35 OTHER STUFF THAT THERE'S REALLY
7/23/09 11:20:36 NO PLAN FOR THE PROPERTY.
7/23/09 11:20:38 THERE IS NO PLANS.
7/23/09 11:20:41 SO WE'VE GOT --YOU KNOW, WE'RE
7/23/09 11:20:43 BUYING UP STUFF.
7/23/09 11:20:44 I DON'T UNDERSTAND --I REALLY
7/23/09 11:20:45 DON'T UNDERSTAND AND I'M ASKING
7/23/09 11:20:46 FOR CLARIFICATION.
7/23/09 11:20:48 BUT I DO WANT MORE THAN
7/23/09 11:20:49 ANYTHING ELSE FOR YOU TO KNOW
7/23/09 11:20:52 AS THE ADVISORY BOARD, THIS WAS
7/23/09 11:20:54 NOT BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION.
7/23/09 11:20:56 THAT IS THE NUMBER ONE ISSUE.
7/23/09 11:20:57 NUMBER TWO ISSUE, AND I DO WANT
7/23/09 11:21:00 TO SPEAK ON BEHALF
7/23/09 11:21:02 OF THE
7/23/09 11:21:05 COMMUNITY ABOUT
7/23/09 11:21:05 THE
7/23/09 11:21:06 COLLABORATIVE.
7/23/09 11:21:08 AND I KNOW THAT WE'RE TALKING
7/23/09 11:21:10 ABOUT WITH THE UNIVERSITY.
7/23/09 11:21:12 BUT I TOO JUST RECENTLY TALKED
7/23/09 11:21:13 WITH JUDY JACKSON AND I CAN
7/23/09 11:21:15 SPEAK ON BEHALF OF HER.
7/23/09 11:21:17 I HAD AN OCCASION TO TALK TO
7/23/09 11:21:18 HER LAST WEEK.
7/23/09 11:21:20 AND AS FAR AS I UNDERSTAND,
7/23/09 11:21:23 YES, SHE IS GOING TO HAVE A
7/23/09 11:21:24 JOB
7/23/09 11:21:24 TO DECEMBER.
7/23/09 11:21:25 IN ANOTHER DEPARTMENT.
7/23/09 11:21:26 >> BEFORE YOU CONCLUDE, CAN YOU
7/23/09 11:21:30 STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE
7/23/09 11:21:31 RECORD.
7/23/09 11:21:32 >> I'M SORRY.
7/23/09 11:21:35 >> ANYONE ELSE
7/23/09 11:21:38 LIKE TO SPEAK?
7/23/09 11:21:41 >> CAN YOU COME BACK UP
7/23/09 11:21:44 FOR
7/23/09 11:21:45 A
7/23/09 11:21:45 MINUTE, PLEASE.
7/23/09 11:21:47 YOU WERE SPEAKING ABOUT THE
7/23/09 11:21:50 LADY WHO HAS A JOB UNTIL THE
7/23/09 11:21:51 END OF DECEMBER.
7/23/09 11:21:53 >> YES.
7/23/09 11:21:56 >> SO HOW --HOW IS FLORIDA
7/23/09 11:21:58 GOING TO CONTINUE TO INTERACT
7/23/09 11:21:59 WITH EAST TAMPA?
7/23/09 11:22:02 >> ONE OF THE BENEFITS,
7/23/09 11:22:03 I HAVE
7/23/09 11:22:06 SPOKEN TO MANY OTHER GROUPS
7/23/09 11:22:09 ABOUT --AS A COMMUNITY WORKER,
7/23/09 11:22:11 THE BENEFITS OF WHAT WE HAVE
7/23/09 11:22:12 DETERMINED FROM EAST TAMPA,
7/23/09 11:22:15 WHAT I PRESENTED TO YOU
7/23/09 11:22:16 BACK IN
7/23/09 11:22:19 FEBRUARY REPRESENTS FIVE YEARS
7/23/09 11:22:19 OF SERVICE.
7/23/09 11:22:21 AND AT NO TIME DID ANY OF THE
7/23/09 11:22:22 TIFF DOLLARS HAVE TO BE USED.
7/23/09 11:22:25 WE HAVE SOME
7/23/09 11:22:27 DOCUMENTED, VERY
7/23/09 11:22:29 QUALIFIED RESEARCH ON EAST
7/23/09 11:22:29 TAMPA.
7/23/09 11:22:29 >> RIGHT.
7/23/09 11:22:31 >> THAT NOW WE CAN GO BEFORE
7/23/09 11:22:32 ANY GROUP OR WE CAN START
7/23/09 11:22:34 TRYING TO MATCH IN TERMS OF
7/23/09 11:22:35 TRYING TO GET GRANT FUNDS.
7/23/09 11:22:37 IT IS A DOCUMENT THAT SHOULD
7/23/09 11:22:39 NOT BE PUT ASIDE.
7/23/09 11:22:39 >> RIGHT.
7/23/09 11:22:42 >> AND THAT'S THE BENEFIT TO
7/23/09 11:22:43 THE COMMUNITY.
7/23/09 11:22:45 I DON'T WANT TO LET THIS GET
7/23/09 11:22:47 LEFT BY THE WAY SIDE.
7/23/09 11:22:48 >> GREAT.
7/23/09 11:22:49 >> LET ME FOLLOW UP WITH
7/23/09 11:22:50 ANOTHER QUESTION.
7/23/09 11:22:53 THANK YOU, MA'AM.
7/23/09 11:22:54 >> OH, OKAY.
7/23/09 11:22:57 >> ON THIS ITEM NUMBER 9, CAN
7/23/09 11:22:59 YOU ALL EXPLAIN TO ME, WHAT IS
7/23/09 11:23:01 THE PROCESS THAT YOU ARE USING
7/23/09 11:23:04 IN TERMS OF THESE
7/23/09 11:23:04 ITEMS?
7/23/09 11:23:05 IF I'M UNDERSTANDING CORRECTLY,
7/23/09 11:23:08 THIS --AND THIS CAME UP IN THE
7/23/09 11:23:11 LAST BOARD MEMBER INVOLVING THE
7/23/09 11:23:12 CACs, TAKING ITEMS TO THEM
7/23/09 11:23:13 BEFORE IT COMES TO US, CAN YOU
7/23/09 11:23:15 HELP ME UNDERSTAND WHAT IS THE
7/23/09 11:23:16 PROCESS THAT YOU'RE USING?
7/23/09 11:23:19 BECAUSE I THINK IT WAS
7/23/09 11:23:19 ASSURED
7/23/09 11:23:21 LAST WEEK THAT IT WAS A
7/23/09 11:23:22 PROPERTY ISSUE THAT WE VOTED ON
7/23/09 11:23:25 AND WE SAID THIS WOULD NOT
7/23/09 11:23:25 HAPPEN AGAIN.
7/23/09 11:23:27 HERE WE ARE BACK 30 DAYS LATER
7/23/09 11:23:28 WITH THE SAME SITUATION.
7/23/09 11:23:29 WHAT IS THE PROCESS THAT YOU
7/23/09 11:23:32 ARE ALL USING TO COMMUNICATE
7/23/09 11:23:33 WITH THE CAC ABOUT PROPERTY
7/23/09 11:23:36 THAT HAS BEEN PURCHASED BEFORE
7/23/09 11:23:41 COMING TO COUNCIL?
7/23/09 11:23:44 >> ED JOHNSON, MANAGER FOR
7/23/09 11:23:45 EAST
7/23/09 11:23:46 TAMPA CRA.
7/23/09 11:23:47 THE FUNDING THAT HAS BEEN MADE
7/23/09 11:23:49 AVAILABLE FOR PROPERTY
7/23/09 11:23:50 ACQUISITION HAS ALWAYS BEEN
7/23/09 11:23:52 APPROVED THROUGH THE BUDGET
7/23/09 11:23:54 PROCESS ANNUALLY.
7/23/09 11:23:56 AND THOSE DOLLARS ARE THEN BY
7/23/09 11:23:59 SERVICE AGREEMENT MOVED TO
7/23/09 11:24:00 THE
7/23/09 11:24:03 CITY DEPARTMENTS TO EFFECTIVELY
7/23/09 11:24:04 CARRY OUT WHAT THE DEFINITION
7/23/09 11:24:06 OF THAT LINE ITEM IS.
7/23/09 11:24:09 THE LINE ITEM IS
7/23/09 11:24:10 TO PURCHASE
7/23/09 11:24:13 LAND WHEN OPPORTUNITY PRESENTS
7/23/09 11:24:13 ITSELF.
7/23/09 11:24:15 THAT'S THE PROCESS THAT WE HAVE
7/23/09 11:24:15 BEEN USING.
7/23/09 11:24:17 WE GO THROUGH OUR REAL ESTATE
7/23/09 11:24:18 DEPARTMENT WHEN WE HAVE AND
7/23/09 11:24:21 KNOW OF OPPORTUNITY THAT'S ARE
7/23/09 11:24:23 OUT --OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARE
7/23/09 11:24:23 OUT THERE.
7/23/09 11:24:26 IN HAD THIS
7/23/09 11:24:28 CASE, THE HONKY-
7/23/09 11:24:31 TONK BAR HAS BEEN AN
7/23/09 11:24:33 OPPORTUNITY, AND MS. JACKSON
7/23/09 11:24:35 TALKED ABOUT IT, IT HAS BEEN A
7/23/09 11:24:36 NUISANCE IN THE COMMUNITY FOR
7/23/09 11:24:37 MANY, MANY YEARS.
7/23/09 11:24:38 THEY CAME TO US AND ASKED US TO
7/23/09 11:24:40 PURCHASE THIS PROPERTY TO STOP
7/23/09 11:24:41 THE NUISANCE.
7/23/09 11:24:42 DURING THE TIME THAT IT FIRST
7/23/09 11:24:43 HAPPENED OR WHEN IT FIRST CAME
7/23/09 11:24:46 TO US, IT WAS BEING OCCUPIED AS
7/23/09 11:24:47 A BAR AND A BUSINESS.
7/23/09 11:24:49 IT HAS SINCE BEEN CLOSED DOWN
7/23/09 11:24:52 AND OUT OF BUSINESS.
7/23/09 11:24:53 BUT THE PROPERTY LAID DORMANT
7/23/09 11:24:54 FOR A LONG TIME.
7/23/09 11:24:56 AND WE HAVE BEEN ATTEMPTING TO
7/23/09 11:24:57 PURCHASE THE PROPERTY FOR AT
7/23/09 11:24:59 LEAST TWO OR THREE YEARS.
7/23/09 11:25:01 THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY
7/23/09 11:25:01 UNFORTUNATELY IS SOMEONE THAT
7/23/09 11:25:03 WE HAVE NOT BEEN VERY
7/23/09 11:25:05 SUCCESSFUL WITH IN THE PAST IN
7/23/09 11:25:08 GETTING HIM TO
7/23/09 11:25:10 SIT DOWN AND
7/23/09 11:25:11 COOPERATIVELY COME TO AN
7/23/09 11:25:14 AGREEMENT TO BUY
7/23/09 11:25:17 THIS
7/23/09 11:25:20 PARTICULAR
7/23/09 11:25:20 FACILITY.
7/23/09 11:25:23 IN THE LA LAST COUPLE OF
7/23/09 11:25:24 MONTHS
7/23/09 11:25:27 WE
7/23/09 11:25:30 HAD
7/23/09 11:25:31 AN OPPORTUNITY.
7/23/09 11:25:33 WE TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUY
7/23/09 11:25:35 THIS PARTICULAR FACILITY TO BE
7/23/09 11:25:36 ABLE TO ELIMINATE THE NUISANCE
7/23/09 11:25:39 IN THE COMMUNITY AND ALSO WE
7/23/09 11:25:40 WOULD THEN TAKE THE PROPERTY
7/23/09 11:25:42 AND PUT IT UP FOR AN RFP
7/23/09 11:25:44 PROCESS THAT THE COMMUNITY,
7/23/09 11:25:45 COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
7/23/09 11:25:46 WOULD BE INVOLVED IN THAT
7/23/09 11:25:49 PROCESS THEN TO DETERMINE ITS
7/23/09 11:25:50 USE.
7/23/09 11:25:53 WE HAVE AN ADJOINING PROPERTY
7/23/09 11:25:56 THAT THE CITY ALREADY HAS IN
7/23/09 11:25:56 ITS POSSESSION THAT IS
7/23/09 11:25:59 IMMEDIATELY TO THE EAST OF THIS
7/23/09 11:25:59 PARTICULAR SITE.
7/23/09 11:26:00 >> OKAY.
7/23/09 11:26:02 >> IF THIS PROPERTY IS APPROVED
7/23/09 11:26:05 FOR PURCHASE, OUR ANTICIPATION
7/23/09 11:26:07 IS TO ASSEMBLE THOSE TWO
7/23/09 11:26:09 PROPERTIES, PUT OUT AN RFP FOR
7/23/09 11:26:11 SOME TYPE OF DEVELOPMENT TO
7/23/09 11:26:13 COME ONTO THAT PROPERTY.
7/23/09 11:26:14 AND IF THE COMMUNITY'S DESIRE
7/23/09 11:26:17 IS TO TAKE IT TO A
7/23/09 11:26:18 RECREATIONAL
7/23/09 11:26:20 LEVEL, THAT ALSO COULD BE PART
7/23/09 11:26:21 OF THE DISCUSSION.
7/23/09 11:26:23 AND THAT DISCUSSION IS WHERE
7/23/09 11:26:25 THE COMMUNITY WOULD THEN BE
7/23/09 11:26:28 INVOLVED IN, THROUGH THE RFP
7/23/09 11:26:29 PROCESS TO DETERMINE WHAT USE
7/23/09 11:26:30 HAPPENS TO THE PROPERTY
7/23/09 11:26:30 AFTERWARDS.
7/23/09 11:26:32 >> SO ARE YOU TRYING TO SAY TO
7/23/09 11:26:35 ME THEN THAT THE CRA HAS NO
7/23/09 11:26:36 INVOLVEMENT OR DISCUSSION WHEN
7/23/09 11:26:38 IT COMES TO PURCHASE OF THE
7/23/09 11:26:41 PROPERTY IN THE CRA DISTRICT
7/23/09 11:26:41 AREA?
7/23/09 11:26:43 >> I'M NOT SAYING THAT.
7/23/09 11:26:46 I'M SAYING WE DID HAVE
7/23/09 11:26:48 AN
7/23/09 11:26:48 INVOLVEMENT.
7/23/09 11:26:51 THE INDIVIDUAL, MR. BROWN,
7/23/09 11:26:52 NOTIFIED THE REAL ESTATE
7/23/09 11:26:55 DEPARTMENT WHO NOTIFIED US THAT
7/23/09 11:26:58 THEY HAD
7/23/09 11:27:00 AN IT OPPORTUNITY TO
7/23/09 11:27:01 PURCHASE THE PROPERTY.
7/23/09 11:27:04 >> AT WHAT POINT DO YOU TAKE IT
7/23/09 11:27:05 TO THE CRA?
7/23/09 11:27:07 EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE THE
7/23/09 11:27:10 BUDGET, EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE
7/23/09 11:27:11 A
7/23/09 11:27:12 REAL ESTATE DEPARTMENT, YOU ARE
7/23/09 11:27:13 SAYING THAT YOU WANT THEM AWARE
7/23/09 11:27:15 OF WHAT IS TAKING PLACE.
7/23/09 11:27:18 SO MR. BROWN CALLED
7/23/09 11:27:21 YOU ALL
7/23/09 11:27:21 WHEN?
7/23/09 11:27:24 I DON'T HAVE THAT EXACT
7/23/09 11:27:27 DATE.
7/23/09 11:27:30 >> APPROXIMATELY 60 DAYS AGO.
7/23/09 11:27:30 >> YES.
7/23/09 11:27:33 >> THEY COULD WEIGH IN ON IT?
7/23/09 11:27:35 WAS THERE ANY OPPORTUNITY FOR
7/23/09 11:27:35 THAT?
7/23/09 11:27:38 >> THERE WAS OPPORTUNITY BUT I
7/23/09 11:27:40 DID NOT TAKE LIBERTY TO DO THAT
7/23/09 11:27:41 AT THAT TIME.
7/23/09 11:27:42 >> OKAY.
7/23/09 11:27:43 IS THIS TIME SENSITIVE.
7/23/09 11:27:44 >> IT IS VERY TIME SENSITIVE.
7/23/09 11:27:46 >> WE HAVE A CONTRACT ON THIS.
7/23/09 11:27:47 >> THERE'S A CONTRACT.
7/23/09 11:27:49 >> WITH TIME LIMITS ON.
7/23/09 11:27:52 IT WHEN DOES IT HAVE TO CLOSE.
7/23/09 11:27:52 >> AUGUST 14th.
7/23/09 11:27:55 >> AUGUST 14th, THAT'S THE
7/23/09 11:27:55 CUTOFF DATE.
7/23/09 11:27:56 >> THAT'S THE CLOSING DATE.
7/23/09 11:27:59 >> THAT'S THE CLOSING
7/23/09 11:28:02 DATE ON
7/23/09 11:28:03 THAT.
7/23/09 11:28:04 >> MY CONCERN IS WHAT WE'RE
7/23/09 11:28:07 SEEING IS
7/23/09 11:28:08 A REPEATED PROCESS
7/23/09 11:28:10 THAT IS COMING FOR US AND THAT
7/23/09 11:28:12 IS AT THE LAST MINUTE WE WANT
7/23/09 11:28:14 TO APPROVE SOMETHING THAT HAS
7/23/09 11:28:17 NOT GONE
7/23/09 11:28:19 TO THE CRA, THE
7/23/09 11:28:23 ADVISORY COMMITTEE, THE CAC
7/23/09 11:28:23 ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
7/23/09 11:28:26 IT IS IMPORTANT FOR THESE FOLKS
7/23/09 11:28:28 THAT WE FUNCTION.
7/23/09 11:28:29 THERE'S NO NEED HAVING THEM IF
7/23/09 11:28:32 STAFF IS GOING TO MAKE ALL THE
7/23/09 11:28:34 DECISIONS BYPASS THEM AND COME
7/23/09 11:28:35 DIRECTLY TO US.
7/23/09 11:28:38 THERE'S NO
7/23/09 11:28:41 INPUT AT
7/23/09 11:28:42 ALL.
7/23/09 11:28:44 WE ALSO HAVE --AS CITIZENS, WE
7/23/09 11:28:45 APPOINT THE BOARDS, WE WANT TO
7/23/09 11:28:47 KNOW WHAT YOU THINK, WHAT ARE
7/23/09 11:28:48 YOUR THOUGHTS ON WHAT ARE GOING
7/23/09 11:28:51 ON IN TERMS OF THE CRA.
7/23/09 11:28:52 LET US KNOW.
7/23/09 11:28:55 YOU HAVE --YOU SET UP A
7/23/09 11:28:58 SET
7/23/09 11:29:01 UP A MECHANISM, A PROCESS AND
7/23/09 11:29:02 ON SOME ISSUES, THAT IS NOT
7/23/09 11:29:05 BEING CARE
7/23/09 11:29:08 HE HE'D
7/23/09 11:29:11 CARRIED
7/23/09 11:29:12 OUT.
7/23/09 11:29:13 --CARRIED OUT.
7/23/09 11:29:15 THE ISSUE IS WE HAVE AUSSIES IT
7/23/09 11:29:18 TESTIMONY IN PLACE
7/23/09 11:29:19 WHERE THESE
7/23/09 11:29:21 ADVISORY BOARD SHOULD WEIGH IN
7/23/09 11:29:22 ON THE DECISIONS THAT WE HAVE
7/23/09 11:29:24 ASKED FOR THEIR INPUT.
7/23/09 11:29:26 I HAVE A CONCERN TODAY ABOUT
7/23/09 11:29:26 THIS ISSUE.
7/23/09 11:29:27 HOW WE'RE GOING TO GET AROUND
7/23/09 11:29:31 THIS IS
7/23/09 11:29:34 ANOTHER ISSUE.
7/23/09 11:29:37 IF THE CONTRACT IS SET
7/23/09 11:29:40 FOR
7/23/09 11:29:42 CLOSING ON THE 14th?
7/23/09 11:29:42 >> YES.
7/23/09 11:29:43 >> THE DEADLINE AS I UNDERSTAND
7/23/09 11:29:46 IT IS AUGUST THE 14th.
7/23/09 11:29:48 >> IT'S AUGUST 4th ON THE
7/23/09 11:29:48 CONTRACT.
7/23/09 11:29:50 >> AUGUST 4th.
7/23/09 11:29:53 THAT'S NEXT
7/23/09 11:29:54 WEEK.
7/23/09 11:29:55 THAT'S NEXT WEEK.
7/23/09 11:29:56 OKAY.
7/23/09 11:29:57 I GUESS MY CONCERN IS AT WHAT
7/23/09 11:29:59 POINT DO WE ADDRESS THIS ISSUE,
7/23/09 11:30:01 NOT JUST TALK ABOUT IT.
7/23/09 11:30:03 AT WHAT POINT DO WE SAY --
7/23/09 11:30:06 >> IF I MAY, I HAVE REVIEWED
7/23/09 11:30:07 THAT CONTRACT.
7/23/09 11:30:08 THAT CONTRACT OF COURSE IS
7/23/09 11:30:11 BEFORE THIS AGENCY AND BEFORE
7/23/09 11:30:14 CITY HE
7/23/09 11:30:16 --FOR CITY COUNCIL
7/23/09 11:30:17 FOR APPROVAL.
7/23/09 11:30:19 IT HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED OR
7/23/09 11:30:19 SIGNED.
7/23/09 11:30:21 BUT WHEN IT WAS NEGOTIATED, THE
7/23/09 11:30:24 OWNER INSISTED ON A CLOSING
7/23/09 11:30:25 DATE.
7/23/09 11:30:28 AND I THINK
7/23/09 11:30:29 THE INITIAL STEPS
7/23/09 11:30:30 HAVE BEEN TAKEN.
7/23/09 11:30:32 SO IT COULD CLOSE IN A VERY
7/23/09 11:30:33 SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.
7/23/09 11:30:36 AND IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY,
7/23/09 11:30:37 THERE IS SOME EXTENSION ALLOWED
7/23/09 11:30:39 UNDER THE TERMS OF THE
7/23/09 11:30:40 CONTRACT.
7/23/09 11:30:43 BUT AS OF NOW, THERE IS NO
7/23/09 11:30:43 INKED CONTRACT.
7/23/09 11:30:46 THERE IS A PROPOSED CONTRACT
7/23/09 11:30:49 BEFORE THIS BODY TO APPROVE --
7/23/09 11:30:52 SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY CITY
7/23/09 11:30:55 COUNCIL
7/23/09 11:30:57 AND WITH A PROSPECTIVE
7/23/09 11:30:58 CLOSING DATE.
7/23/09 11:31:00 >> I'LL BE THE FIRST ONE TO SAY
7/23/09 11:31:03 THAT WE NEED TO BUY
7/23/09 11:31:05 THE HONKY
7/23/09 11:31:06 TONK BAR.
7/23/09 11:31:09 IT HAS BEEN A NUANCE AND A
7/23/09 11:31:10 PROBLEM IN THE COMMUNITY.
7/23/09 11:31:12 BUT I ALSO BELIEVE IN PROCESS.
7/23/09 11:31:14 I BELIEVE IN PROCESS.
7/23/09 11:31:16 SO WHAT I HAVE AN ISSUE WITH
7/23/09 11:31:17 TODAY IS THE PROCESS.
7/23/09 11:31:20 AND UNLESS WE FIND A WAY TO
7/23/09 11:31:21 RESOLVE THIS, I'M INCLINED NOT
7/23/09 11:31:25 TO SUPPORT THIS
7/23/09 11:31:26 TODAY.
7/23/09 11:31:27 UNLESS THERE'S SOMETHING IN
7/23/09 11:31:28 THAT LEGAL DOCUMENT THAT WOULD
7/23/09 11:31:30 ALLOW THE CAC TO WEIGH IN ON
7/23/09 11:31:32 THE PURCHASE OF THIS PROPERTY,
7/23/09 11:31:32 I GUESS.
7/23/09 11:31:36 >>
7/23/09 11:31:39 TYPICALLY THE CAC IS NOT A
7/23/09 11:31:41 BODY THAT HAS A LEGAL IDENTITY
7/23/09 11:31:42 TO ACT UPON.
7/23/09 11:31:44 THE ONLY ONE THAT DOES IS THIS
7/23/09 11:31:44 BODY.
7/23/09 11:31:46 >> YES, AND I THINK I STATED
7/23/09 11:31:46 THAT.
7/23/09 11:31:48 >> WE HAVE FUNCTIONS SUCH AS
7/23/09 11:31:51 REVIEW, INPUT AND WHATEVER.
7/23/09 11:31:52 BUT FROM A LEGAL STANDPOINT,
7/23/09 11:31:54 IT'S NOT INCLUDED IN THE
7/23/09 11:31:54 CONTRACT.
7/23/09 11:31:56 >> AND I WILL EXERCISE MY
7/23/09 11:31:57 OPTION TO VOTE AGAINST THAT.
7/23/09 11:31:58 I HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO THAT
7/23/09 11:32:02 BECAUSE MY THING IS THAT I
7/23/09 11:32:03 UNDERSTAND THAT WHAT WE HAVE
7/23/09 11:32:06 ESTABLISHED --THE ONLY BODY
7/23/09 11:32:07 THAT HAS LEGAL AUTHORITY IS
7/23/09 11:32:09 THIS BODY HERE.
7/23/09 11:32:09 I UNDERSTAND THAT.
7/23/09 11:32:11 WE HAVE PUT IN PLACE ALL OF THE
7/23/09 11:32:14 CACs AND WE SAID WE WANT TO
7/23/09 11:32:14 HEAR FROM THERE.
7/23/09 11:32:16 THERE'S NO NEED HAVING THE CAC
7/23/09 11:32:17 IF THEY'RE NOT GOING TO
7/23/09 11:32:19 PARTICIPATE OR BE INVOLVED.
7/23/09 11:32:21 I UNDERSTAND THEY HAVE NO LEGAL
7/23/09 11:32:21 AUTHORITY.
7/23/09 11:32:23 BUT WE AS A BOARD, WE WANT TO
7/23/09 11:32:26 HEAR FROM
7/23/09 11:32:28 THE COMMUNITY.
7/23/09 11:32:28 SO --
7/23/09 11:32:31 >> I AGREE WITH YOU COMPLETELY.
7/23/09 11:32:34 I FEEL LIKE --
7/23/09 11:32:35 COULD YOU MOVE
7/23/09 11:32:36 --I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE
7/23/09 11:32:38 PEOPLE IN THE AUDIENCE.
7/23/09 11:32:40 I FEEL THAT OUR ADVISORY
7/23/09 11:32:42 COMMITTEES ARE VOLUNTEERS FROM
7/23/09 11:32:44 THE COMMUNITY, PUTTING THEIR
7/23/09 11:32:46 TIME INTO THEIR COMMUNITY.
7/23/09 11:32:48 AND THE GOOD NEWS IS THIS IS A
7/23/09 11:32:51 DECISION THAT I THINK EVERYBODY
7/23/09 11:32:51 AGREES WITH.
7/23/09 11:32:54 AS REVEREND SCOTT SAID, IT'S A
7/23/09 11:32:54 PROCESS.
7/23/09 11:32:56 THE PROCESS IS WE HAVE THE
7/23/09 11:32:58 MEET, WE WANT THEIR INPUT.
7/23/09 11:32:59 CITY ATTORNEY, DON'T COMMENT,
7/23/09 11:33:01 IT IS NOT LEGALLY MANDATED BUT
7/23/09 11:33:04 IT IS WHAT WE AS A CRA BOARD
7/23/09 11:33:07 SAY WE VALUE AND
7/23/09 11:33:08 WE WANT.
7/23/09 11:33:09 THE GOOD NEWS IS THEY KNOW
7/23/09 11:33:11 ABOUT IT, THEY ARE HERE TO
7/23/09 11:33:13 WEIGH IN ON IT.
7/23/09 11:33:15 BUT THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE TO HEAR
7/23/09 11:33:17 ABOUT THIS SOME WINDWARD WAY.
7/23/09 11:33:19 THERE SHOULD BE COMMUNICATION
7/23/09 11:33:20 IN A TIMELY FASHION FOR THEM TO
7/23/09 11:33:23 HEAR ABOUT IT AND SPEAK TO US.
7/23/09 11:33:24 AS MR. JOHNSON SAID, THERE WAS
7/23/09 11:33:25 A MEETING WHERE THIS
7/23/09 11:33:26 INFORMATION COULD HAVE BEEN
7/23/09 11:33:29 SHARED AND IT WASN'T.
7/23/09 11:33:31 THIS CRA BOARD WANTS TO HEAR
7/23/09 11:33:31 FROM THE COMMUNITY.
7/23/09 11:33:34 AND STAFF NEEDS TO BE A
7/23/09 11:33:37 TRANSPARENT CONDUIT, NOT AN
7/23/09 11:33:37 OPAQUE BARRIER.
7/23/09 11:33:40 THAT'S WHAT THIS CRA BOARD
7/23/09 11:33:41 WANTS.
7/23/09 11:33:42 AND I THINK THAT THAT'S WHAT
7/23/09 11:33:42 THE COMMUNITY WANTS.
7/23/09 11:33:46 AND THAT'S WHAT IS FAIR TO THE
7/23/09 11:33:46 COMMUNITY.
7/23/09 11:33:48 THEY'RE NOT CHOPPED LIVER.
7/23/09 11:33:49 THEY ARE CITIZENS WHO ARE
7/23/09 11:33:51 TRYING TO WEIGH IN FOR
7/23/09 11:33:53 THEMSELVES, FOR THE GOOD OF
7/23/09 11:33:53 THEIR COMMUNITY.
7/23/09 11:33:56 AND WE
7/23/09 11:33:59 VALUE THEIR INPUT.
7/23/09 11:34:02 >> MS. MULHERN.
7/23/09 11:34:03 >> THANK YOU.
7/23/09 11:34:06 >> I'M NOT GOING TO APPROVE
7/23/09 11:34:08 THIS BECAUSE --AND THIS HAS
7/23/09 11:34:10 COME UP BEFORE AND IT'S NOT
7/23/09 11:34:12 JUST WITH EAST TAMPA.
7/23/09 11:34:13 THERE HAVE BEEN OTHER CRAs.
7/23/09 11:34:16 I FEEL NOT JUST WHEN WE'RE
7/23/09 11:34:19 PURCHASING PROPERTY, BUT WHEN
7/23/09 11:34:22 WE ARE
7/23/09 11:34:24 INTENDING TO RESOLVE TO
7/23/09 11:34:26 SPEND TIFF DOLLARS, I'M NOT
7/23/09 11:34:28 GOING TO VOTE FOR THAT IF THERE
7/23/09 11:34:31 HASN'T BEEN A PRESENTATION, AN
7/23/09 11:34:34 OPPORTUNITY FOR THE
7/23/09 11:34:35 CACs OF
7/23/09 11:34:37 EACH OF THESE CRAs TO HAVE
7/23/09 11:34:40 INPUT AND IF THEY CHOOSE, TO
7/23/09 11:34:40 VOTE ON IT.
7/23/09 11:34:41 IF THEY VOTE AND RECOMMEND TO
7/23/09 11:34:44 US THAT THIS IS NOT A USE OF
7/23/09 11:34:46 THEIR --OF THE FUNDS THAT THEY
7/23/09 11:34:48 SEE AS APPROPRIATE, I NEED TO
7/23/09 11:34:50 BE ABLE TO TAKE THAT INTO
7/23/09 11:34:51 ACCOUNT.
7/23/09 11:34:53 I'M JUST SAYING FROM NOW ON, I
7/23/09 11:34:55 DON'T WANT TO SEE THIS.
7/23/09 11:34:58 AND THIS ONE IN PARTICULAR, I
7/23/09 11:34:59 HAVE A PROBLEM BECAUSE TODAY WE
7/23/09 11:35:02 HEARD FROM EAST TAMPA CAC THAT
7/23/09 11:35:05 THEY HAVE BEEN READY TO
7/23/09 11:35:06 REALLY
7/23/09 11:35:08 GO FORWARD WITH THIS COMMUNITY
7/23/09 11:35:09 --THE STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN
7/23/09 11:35:11 FOR A LONG TIME.
7/23/09 11:35:13 THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING ON IT
7/23/09 11:35:13 FOR FIVE YEARS.
7/23/09 11:35:16 THEY HAVE BEEN READY TO GO WITH
7/23/09 11:35:16 IT.
7/23/09 11:35:19 SO TODAY WE GET A SCHEDULE, YOU
7/23/09 11:35:21 KNOW, FOR MONTHS FORWARD.
7/23/09 11:35:23 THAT'S GOING TO BE WORK DONE.
7/23/09 11:35:25 AND YOU'RE GOING TO PRESENT IT
7/23/09 11:35:25 TO US.
7/23/09 11:35:28 THEN I SEE ON THIS AGENDA ITEM,
7/23/09 11:35:31 THE LAST AGENDA ITEM, THAT
7/23/09 11:35:32 THIS
7/23/09 11:35:34 PURCHASE IS BEING ACQUIRED FOR
7/23/09 11:35:36 PURPOSES CONSISTENT WITH THE
7/23/09 11:35:39 EAST TAMPA COMMUNITY
7/23/09 11:35:40 REDEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC ACTION
7/23/09 11:35:40 PLAN.
7/23/09 11:35:42 WELL, I THOUGHT WE HADN'T
7/23/09 11:35:44 ADOPTED THAT YET.
7/23/09 11:35:47 SO I FEEL
7/23/09 11:35:49 LIKE --IT'S A
7/23/09 11:35:52 COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AREA
7/23/09 11:35:54 THAT'S WHAT A CRA IS.
7/23/09 11:35:56 NOW YOU HAVE HEARD IT FROM AT
7/23/09 11:35:58 LEAST THREE OF US.
7/23/09 11:36:00 YOU MAY HEAR FROM MORE OF OF US
7/23/09 11:36:02 THAT COMMUNITY SOME BE THE
7/23/09 11:36:05 DRIVER
7/23/09 11:36:06 ON THIS.
7/23/09 11:36:08 AND I DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S A
7/23/09 11:36:10 BIDDING WAR UP FOR THIS
7/23/09 11:36:10 PROPERTY.
7/23/09 11:36:13 I DON'T KNOW IF
7/23/09 11:36:19 --AS
7/23/09 11:36:24 MS. SAUL-
7/23/09 11:36:27 SENA SAID, I'M NOT GOING TO
7/23/09 11:36:29 APPROVE APPROPRIATIONS UNLESS
7/23/09 11:36:31 IT'S AN EMERGENCY.
7/23/09 11:36:34 IF THERE'S SOME LEGITIMATE
7/23/09 11:36:36 EMERGENCY, MAYBE.
7/23/09 11:36:38 BUT EACH CRA DISTRICT NEEDS TO
7/23/09 11:36:41 KNOW WHAT THEIR TAX DOLLARS ARE
7/23/09 11:36:45 BEING SPENT ON.
7/23/09 11:36:47 >> THERE IS A PROCESS PROBLEM
7/23/09 11:36:48 HERE.
7/23/09 11:36:49 IT SHOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED.
7/23/09 11:36:50 IT DID.
7/23/09 11:36:51 I HOPE THAT EVERYONE
7/23/09 11:36:52 APPRECIATES THAT THE GENESIS OF
7/23/09 11:36:55 EVERYTHING HERE, THOUGH, IS THE
7/23/09 11:36:55 COMMUNITY.
7/23/09 11:36:57 THE COMMUNITY ASKED US TO GO
7/23/09 11:37:00 GET THIS HONKY TONK BAR AND DID
7/23/09 11:37:01 IT MANY YEARS AGO AND WE HAVE
7/23/09 11:37:03 BEEN WORKING FOR YEARS ON THIS.
7/23/09 11:37:05 SO THIS IS ABOUT RESPONDING TO
7/23/09 11:37:07 THE COMMUNITY AT THE HEART.
7/23/09 11:37:10 I AGREE WITH YOU #
7/23/09 11:37:12 --100%
7/23/09 11:37:15 THAT THERE IS A PROCESS PROBLEM
7/23/09 11:37:15 HERE.
7/23/09 11:37:16 I TAKE ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THAT
7/23/09 11:37:19 AND WE WILL MOVE ON AND
7/23/09 11:37:21 TRY TO
7/23/09 11:37:21 SALVAGE THIS OPPORTUNITY.
7/23/09 11:37:23 IF IT'S YOUR WISH NOT TO
7/23/09 11:37:25 APPROVE IT TODAY, WE WILL TRY
7/23/09 11:37:28 TO SEE IF WE CAN RENEGOTIATE A
7/23/09 11:37:28 CONTRACT.
7/23/09 11:37:29 NO GUARANTEE OF THAT.
7/23/09 11:37:30 IF THAT IS YOUR WISH, I
7/23/09 11:37:32 UNDERSTAND YOUR CONCERNS ABOUT
7/23/09 11:37:33 THE PROCESS.
7/23/09 11:37:36 >> WHEN DOES THE
7/23/09 11:37:40 NEXT CAC MEET?
7/23/09 11:37:43 >> THE
7/23/09 11:37:46 9th OF
7/23/09 11:37:48 AUGUST.
7/23/09 11:37:49 >> AUGUST THE 11th.
7/23/09 11:37:50 >> OKAY.
7/23/09 11:37:53 MY SUGGESTION WOULD BE THAT
7/23/09 11:37:54 YOU
7/23/09 11:37:56 GET THIS TO THEM ON THE 4th.
7/23/09 11:37:59 WE HAVE A CITY COUNCIL MEETING
7/23/09 11:38:02 ON THE 6th AND IT COULD BE ON
7/23/09 11:38:02 THAT AGENDA.
7/23/09 11:38:05 >> I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHEN
7/23/09 11:38:05 DO
7/23/09 11:38:08 YOU HAVE TO MEET WITH HIM TO
7/23/09 11:38:10 RENEGOTIATE THE CONTRACT AGAIN?
7/23/09 11:38:13 >> WE WILL --WE WILL TRY.
7/23/09 11:38:13 THERE'S NO ASSURANCE --
7/23/09 11:38:16 >> YOU CAN WORK
7/23/09 11:38:18 IT.
7/23/09 11:38:20 I'M NOT WORRIED.
7/23/09 11:38:22 >> PEOPLE ARE NOT BUYING.
7/23/09 11:38:23 PEOPLE ARE STILL NOT BUYING.
7/23/09 11:38:24 THAT PROPERTY HAS BEEN SITTING
7/23/09 11:38:27 THERE SINCE I CAME ON THE
7/23/09 11:38:29 COUNCIL IN 1995 AND I WAS
7/23/09 11:38:31 WORKING TO GET THAT PLACE
7/23/09 11:38:31 CLOSED DOWN.
7/23/09 11:38:34 AND I NEED TO SEE THAT BUILDING
7/23/09 11:38:35 TORN DOWN.
7/23/09 11:38:38 EVERY TIME THAT I PASS BY
7/23/09 11:38:41 THERE,
7/23/09 11:38:44 IT'S A
7/23/09 11:38:44 NUISANCE.
7/23/09 11:38:46 IF YOU'RE ON THAT BOARD, YOU
7/23/09 11:38:47 KNOW THAT HE BUILDING HAS BEEN
7/23/09 11:38:48 THERE AND WE HAVE BEEN TRYING
7/23/09 11:38:49 TO GET IT TORN DOWN.
7/23/09 11:38:52 THERE IS NOTHING NEW TO THEM.
7/23/09 11:38:53 THEY KNOW THAT THAT BUILDING
7/23/09 11:38:55 NEEDS TO BE TORN DOWN.
7/23/09 11:38:58 >> WE'RE NOT MAKING ANY
7/23/09 11:38:59 COMMITMENT ABOUT THE FUTURE USE
7/23/09 11:39:01 EXCEPT THAT THE COMMUNITY WILL
7/23/09 11:39:02 BE INVOLVED IN THE FUTURE USE.
7/23/09 11:39:05 >> IT WOULD BE A SAD THING IF
7/23/09 11:39:06 YOU DID NOT RENEGOTIATE THAT
7/23/09 11:39:08 CONTRACT AND THAT STOOD UP
7/23/09 11:39:10 THERE FOR MANY, MANY MORE
7/23/09 11:39:11 YEARS.
7/23/09 11:39:12 I WOULD HATE TO SEE THAT.
7/23/09 11:39:13 >> I THINK I STATED EARLIER
7/23/09 11:39:16 THAT I AGREE THAT IT NEEDS TO
7/23/09 11:39:17 BE DEMOLISHED.
7/23/09 11:39:20 BUT THERE'S A GREATER ISSUE
7/23/09 11:39:20 HERE.
7/23/09 11:39:23 AND THE GREATER ISSUE
7/23/09 11:39:24 IS THE
7/23/09 11:39:27 OLD SITE, WORKING WITH THE CAC,
7/23/09 11:39:27 THE PROCESS.
7/23/09 11:39:29 AND BECAUSE IT HAS COME BEFORE
7/23/09 11:39:31 US ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS, I
7/23/09 11:39:32 THINK THIS IS A GOOD
7/23/09 11:39:35 OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS
7/23/09 11:39:37 IT.
7/23/09 11:39:40 OTHERWISE IT
7/23/09 11:39:43 WILL BECOME
7/23/09 11:39:45 HABITUAL AND CONTINUE.
7/23/09 11:39:48 I THINK ON THE 6th, YOU COME
7/23/09 11:39:50 BACK TO COUNCIL AND TWO DAYS
7/23/09 11:39:52 DELAY IS NOT GOING TO
7/23/09 11:39:55 JEOPARDIZE THIS CONTRACT.
7/23/09 11:39:58 THAT'S MY MOTION.
7/23/09 11:40:00 >> ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.
7/23/09 11:40:00 >> AYE.
7/23/09 11:40:03 >> I WOULD LIKE TO SUGGEST A
7/23/09 11:40:06 CRA BOARD PROCESS
7/23/09 11:40:06 RECOMMENDATION.
7/23/09 11:40:08 I THOUGHT IT WAS GIVEN, BUT IT
7/23/09 11:40:09 HASN'T WORKED THAT WAY.
7/23/09 11:40:11 SO I WOULD LIKE TO SAY ANY TIME
7/23/09 11:40:14 THAT A CONTRACT
7/23/09 11:40:15 COMES BEFORE
7/23/09 11:40:17 US, THAT WE HAVE A
7/23/09 11:40:20 RECOMMENDATION FROM THE
7/23/09 11:40:21 COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
7/23/09 11:40:24 >> I HAVE A MOTION AND
7/23/09 11:40:25 SECOND.
7/23/09 11:40:27 ALL THAT ENTERTAIN THE MOTION A
7/23/09 11:40:27 AYE.
7/23/09 11:40:27 >> AYE.
7/23/09 11:40:30 >> I THINK THERE NEEDS TO BE
7/23/09 11:40:33 EXCEPTIONS IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
7/23/09 11:40:35 SITUATIONS.
7/23/09 11:40:37 >> I WILL AMEND MY MOTION TO
7/23/09 11:40:38 REFLECT THAT.
7/23/09 11:40:40 I THOUGHT THAT'S THE WAY THAT
7/23/09 11:40:41 WE ACTED.
7/23/09 11:40:44 BUT REITERATING IT COULDN'T
7/23/09 11:40:45 HURT.
7/23/09 11:40:47 >> MR. HUGHES, MOVE ON.
7/23/09 11:40:50 >> ITEM 6 IS NEIGHBORHOOD
7/23/09 11:40:51 AMENITY PROGRAM FOR THE
7/23/09 11:40:52 DISTRICT.
7/23/09 11:40:53 IT WAS REFERENCED EARLIER.
7/23/09 11:40:56 THIS IS AN INCENTIVE TOOL THAT
7/23/09 11:40:58 WE ARE SEEK --
7/23/09 11:41:01 >> MOVE TO APPROVE.
7/23/09 11:41:02 >> SECOND.
7/23/09 11:41:04 >> ITEM 7 IS MEMORANDUM THAT
7/23/09 11:41:07 YOU HAVE RECEIVED REGARDING THE
7/23/09 11:41:09 UPCOMING ELECTIONS OF NEW
7/23/09 11:41:12 ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR
7/23/09 11:41:15 EAST TAMPA FOR BOTH EAST TAMPA
7/23/09 11:41:17 AND EBOR CITY.
7/23/09 11:41:18 YOU APPROVED THE SLATE OF
7/23/09 11:41:19 CANDIDATES PRIOR TO ELECTIONS.
7/23/09 11:41:23 AND SO THIS
7/23/09 11:41:23 MEMORANDUM PROVIDED
7/23/09 11:41:26 YOU THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE
7/23/09 11:41:27 SEVEN CANDIDATES THAT HAVE COME
7/23/09 11:41:27 FORWARD.
7/23/09 11:41:30 THEY HAVE BEEN VETTED BY THE
7/23/09 11:41:32 COMMUNITY AND ARE COMING
7/23/09 11:41:35 FORWARD WITH THEIR NOMINATING
7/23/09 11:41:35 COMMITTEE'S SUPPORT.
7/23/09 11:41:37 I WOULD ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THERE
7/23/09 11:41:40 ARE STILL TWO VACANCIES.
7/23/09 11:41:42 WE WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE TO
7/23/09 11:41:45 FILL --TO FIND CANDIDATES THAT
7/23/09 11:41:46 WOULD BE SUITABLE.
7/23/09 11:41:48 IF ANY BOARD MEMBER KNOWS OF
7/23/09 11:41:50 ANYONE WHO THEY THINK MIGHT BE
7/23/09 11:41:51 SUITABLE, WE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW
7/23/09 11:41:53 ABOUT THAT AND MAYBE WE CAN
7/23/09 11:41:53 APPROACH THEM.
7/23/09 11:41:57 AT THIS POINT, WE HAVE 7
7/23/09 11:41:57 VERY
7/23/09 11:41:59 WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS THAT ARE
7/23/09 11:42:00 WILLING TO DEDICATE THEIR TIME
7/23/09 11:42:03 TO SERVICE
7/23/09 11:42:06 IN
7/23/09 11:42:10 EAST TAMPA .
7/23/09 11:42:13 >> WE HAVE A
7/23/09 11:42:14 MOTION TO SECOND.
7/23/09 11:42:18 ALL IN FAVOR OF THE
7/23/09 11:42:21 MOTION
7/23/09 11:42:22 A
7/23/09 11:42:23 AYE.
7/23/09 11:42:24 THOSE OPPOSED SAY NAY.
7/23/09 11:42:27 >> YOU CAN'T SPEAK ANYMORE, MR.
7/23/09 11:42:27 DAVIS.
7/23/09 11:42:28 YOU HAD YOUR CHANCE.
7/23/09 11:42:30 >> I DIDN'T SPEAK ABOUT THAT
7/23/09 11:42:31 COMMENT.
7/23/09 11:42:32 >> YOU SHOULD HAVE SPOKE ON IT
7/23/09 11:42:35 WHEN YOU CAME UP FOR PUBLIC
7/23/09 11:42:40 COMMENTS.
7/23/09 11:42:41 >> MADAM CHAIR.
7/23/09 11:42:42 >> OUR FINAL APPROVAL ITEM THIS
7/23/09 11:42:45 MORNING IS A BUDGET
7/23/09 11:42:49 MODIFICATION RELATING TO
7/23/09 11:42:49 DREW
7/23/09 11:42:50 PARK.
7/23/09 11:42:51 ESSENTIALLY WE ARE WORKING TO
7/23/09 11:42:55 PUT FUNDING IN
7/23/09 11:42:56 A STREET
7/23/09 11:42:57 IMPROVEMENT ROAD PROGRAM THAT
7/23/09 11:42:58 IS UNDERWAY NOW.
7/23/09 11:43:01 THAT WILL ALLOW US TO
7/23/09 11:43:03 ACCELERATE THE SPENDING OF THE
7/23/09 11:43:04 FUNDS.
7/23/09 11:43:06 >> ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE.
7/23/09 11:43:07 >> AYE.
7/23/09 11:43:09 >> ALL OPPOSED TO NAY.
7/23/09 11:43:11 >> AND THAT INCLUDES ALL OF OUR
7/23/09 11:43:11 BUSINESS.
7/23/09 11:43:12 THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR
7/23/09 11:43:13 PATIENCE ON THE BUDGET PROCESS.
7/23/09 11:43:15 AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO
7/23/09 11:43:18 CONTINUING TO WORK YOU
7/23/09 11:43:19 WITH ON
7/23/09 11:43:20 THAT.
7/23/09 11:43:23 >> ANY
7/23/09 11:43:25 INFORMATION FROM COUNCIL
7/23/09 11:43:25 MEMBERS?
7/23/09 11:43:28 WE ARE ADJOURNED AND
7/23/09 11:43:31 GOING TO
7/23/09 11:43:32 THE WORKSHOP.
7/23/09 11:43:33 15 MINUTES.
7/23/09 11:53:10 >> MADAM
7/23/09 11:53:13 CLERK, AGAIN, FOR THE
7/23/09 11:53:16 RECORD, COUNCIL
7/23/09 11:53:22 MIRANDA
7/23/09 11:53:24 HAS A
7/23/09 11:53:24 SITUATION.
7/23/09 11:53:26 WE WOULD ADD THOSE TO THE
7/23/09 11:53:28 MINUTES BECAUSE THEY ARE BOTH
7/23/09 11:53:29 HERE NOW.
7/23/09 11:53:29 >> OKAY.
7/23/09 11:53:32 >> IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT IT IS
7/23/09 11:53:34 ABOUT 8 MINUTES TO 12:00.
7/23/09 11:53:37 AND CLEAR LEER THIS
7/23/09 11:53:40 PRESENTATION, THIS WORKSHOP
7/23/09 11:53:43 NEEDS MORE
7/23/09 11:53:46 THAN 8
7/23/09 11:53:51 MINUTES.
7/23/09 11:53:53 ON THE EQUAL BIDDING PROGRAM,
7/23/09 11:53:55 MOST OF US HAVE BEEN BRIEFED,
7/23/09 11:53:57 BUT I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE
7/23/09 11:53:59 MOVE FORWARD IN A PUBLIC
7/23/09 11:54:01 SETTING TOGETHER SO WE CAN HAVE
7/23/09 11:54:02 DIALOGUE AND DISCUSSION ON WHAT
7/23/09 11:54:05 WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN, THE
7/23/09 11:54:11 DATA AND
7/23/09 11:54:14 . GIVEN THAT IT IS 12, I HAVE
7/23/09 11:54:15 A
7/23/09 11:54:17 LUNCHEON APPOINTMENT AND
7/23/09 11:54:18 AFTERNOON SCHEDULE.
7/23/09 11:54:21 WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO
7/23/09 11:54:23 CONTINUE
7/23/09 11:54:23 THIS WORKSHOP.
7/23/09 11:54:24 I DON'T KNOW WHAT DATE WE CAN
7/23/09 11:54:26 DO IT, BUT WE NEED TO CONTINUE
7/23/09 11:54:28 IT SO WE CAN HAVE A FULL
7/23/09 11:54:31 PRESENTATION OF ALL OF THE
7/23/09 11:54:31 DATA
7/23/09 11:54:34 THAT HAS BEEN GIVEN
7/23/09 11:54:34 TO US.
7/23/09 11:54:36 SO WHAT --YES.
7/23/09 11:54:38 >> MR. CHAIRMAN, WE HAVE A
7/23/09 11:54:41 CALENDAR HERE WITH OUR UPCOMING
7/23/09 11:54:44 MEETING SCHEDULE.
7/23/09 11:54:48 AND IT APPEARS
7/23/09 11:54:54 THAT IN
7/23/09 11:54:54 AUGUST,
7/23/09 11:54:57 WE HAVE A SPECIAL WORKSHOP ON
7/23/09 11:55:00 LOCAL VENDOR
7/23/09 11:55:00 PREFERENCE.
7/23/09 11:55:02 PERHAPS WE SHOULD CONTINUE IT
7/23/09 11:55:03 TO THE AUGUST 8th WORKSHOP.
7/23/09 11:55:06 AUGUST 6th, I'M SORRY.
7/23/09 11:55:07 >> AUGUST 6th?
7/23/09 11:55:08 THAT'S A REGULAR MEETING DAY.
7/23/09 11:55:10 >> WELL, WE HAVE A SPECIAL
7/23/09 11:55:11 WORKSHOP SCHEDULED IN THE
7/23/09 11:55:12 EVENING BECAUSE WE THOUGHT THAT
7/23/09 11:55:15 THIS WAS AN IMPORTANT ISSUE.
7/23/09 11:55:18 AND IT'S DEALING WITH
7/23/09 11:55:18 LOCAL
7/23/09 11:55:20 VENDOR PREFERENCE, WORKERS '
7/23/09 11:55:22 COMP AND LIVEABLE WAGE.
7/23/09 11:55:24 IT'S KIND OF RELEVANT IN --
7/23/09 11:55:24 >> NOT REALLY.
7/23/09 11:55:26 MY SUGGESTION IS THAT'S GOING
7/23/09 11:55:28 TO TAKE UP MOST OF THAT TIME ON
7/23/09 11:55:29 THAT ITEM.
7/23/09 11:55:32 I REALLY DON'T
7/23/09 11:55:33 WANT TO MINGLE
7/23/09 11:55:35 THE TWO.
7/23/09 11:55:35 >> OKAY.
7/23/09 11:55:38 I THINK THAT WILL TAKE
7/23/09 11:55:40 A FULL
7/23/09 11:55:41 EVENING.
7/23/09 11:55:41 NO LOCAL PREFERENCE, YOU'RE
7/23/09 11:55:42 GOING TO BE HERE.
7/23/09 11:55:44 >> I'M OPEN TO ANY OTHER
7/23/09 11:55:44 SUGGESTIONS.
7/23/09 11:55:47 I COULD COME THIS
7/23/09 11:55:47 AFTERNOON.
7/23/09 11:55:48 >> I CAN'T.
7/23/09 11:55:51 >>
7/23/09 11:55:52 I CAN'T EITHER.
7/23/09 11:55:55 >> WE HAVE NO --WE HAVE --
7/23/09 11:55:58 >> WHY DON'T WE PUT IT ON THE
7/23/09 11:55:59 SCHEDULE FOR THE 6th TO DISCUSS
7/23/09 11:56:01 WHAT DATE WE CAN MOVE IT TO.
7/23/09 11:56:03 MY SUGGESTION WOULD BE THAT WE
7/23/09 11:56:05 PUT IT ON AT GENERAL AT THAT
7/23/09 11:56:06 FOR THE 6th FOR DISCUSSION AND
7/23/09 11:56:09 WE CAN ADD THIS TO THE AGENDA.
7/23/09 11:56:12 >> JUST A REMINDER, YOUR
7/23/09 11:56:13 NEXT
7/23/09 11:56:16 REGULAR SESSION IS ON THE
7/23/09 11:56:19 30th
7/23/09 11:56:19 OF THIS MONTH.
7/23/09 11:56:22 >> LET'S PUT ON
7/23/09 11:56:23 THE 30th THEN.
7/23/09 11:56:25 >> I BELIEVE THE REQUEST OF THE
7/23/09 11:56:28 CHAIRMAN IS TO PUT THIS UNDER
7/23/09 11:56:31 UNFINISHED BUSINESS AT THE END
7/23/09 11:56:32 OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS ON THE
7/23/09 11:56:34 30th TO BE ABLE TO ADDRESS WHEN
7/23/09 11:56:36 TO RESET THIS WORKSHOP.
7/23/09 11:56:37 >> RIGHT.
7/23/09 11:56:38 THAT'S THE SUGGESTION.
7/23/09 11:56:39 >> MR. CHAIRMAN, I WAS LOOKING
7/23/09 11:56:41 AT OUR SCHEDULE AND THE VERY
7/23/09 11:56:43 LAST THURSDAY IN OCTOBER, WE
7/23/09 11:56:46 HAVE NOTHING
7/23/09 11:56:46 SCHEDULED.
7/23/09 11:56:48 NOTHING AT ALL.
7/23/09 11:56:48 SO PERHAPS --
7/23/09 11:56:50 >> DON'T MOVE IT THAT FAR OUT.
7/23/09 11:56:52 >> WE NEED TO DO IT.
7/23/09 11:56:53 >> OKAY.
7/23/09 11:56:54 >> WHAT ABOUT --WHAT ABOUT
7/23/09 11:56:56 HEARING IT ON THE 30th?
7/23/09 11:56:57 I'M LOOKING AT THIS --I DON'T
7/23/09 11:56:59 KNOW WHAT THE STAFF REPORTS ARE
7/23/09 11:57:02 BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE AN AGENDA
7/23/09 11:57:02 YET.
7/23/09 11:57:04 BUT OTHERWISE IT LOOKS --
7/23/09 11:57:05 THERE'S ONE --THERE'S NOT A
7/23/09 11:57:08 LOT ON
7/23/09 11:57:10 THERE THAT DAY.
7/23/09 11:57:11 >> MR. CHAIRMAN, IF I CAN
7/23/09 11:57:13 REMIND COUNCIL LOOK AGO THE
7/23/09 11:57:16 THAT
7/23/09 11:57:19 CALENDAR THAT ON THE
7/23/09 11:57:22 30th, YOU'RE ONLY COMING BACK
7/23/09 11:57:24 FOR ONE ITEM, FOR AN ALCOHOLIC
7/23/09 11:57:27 BEVERAGE SPECIAL USE, WHICH
7/23/09 11:57:30 WILL REQUIRE COUNCIL TO RETURN.
7/23/09 11:57:33 AND YOU CANNOT TAKE THAT ITEM
7/23/09 11:57:35 OFF EARLY BECAUSE A NOTICED
7/23/09 11:57:35 PUBLIC HEARING.
7/23/09 11:57:36 SO YOU HAVE ROOM ON THE 30th.
7/23/09 11:57:39 >> DO IT ON THE 30th.
7/23/09 11:57:40 >> SO --IN THE AFTERNOON?
7/23/09 11:57:43 >> YOU CAN SET THE A WORKSHOP.
7/23/09 11:57:46 COUNCIL HAS AN ABILITY TO SET A
7/23/09 11:57:48 WORKSHOP WHATEVER TIME AFTER
7/23/09 11:57:49 1:30.
7/23/09 11:57:52 >> WE'LL SET
7/23/09 11:57:55 IT UP AT
7/23/09 11:57:56 1:30 ON
7/23/09 11:57:56 THE 30th.
7/23/09 11:57:57 >> MOTION.
7/23/09 11:58:00 >> I MOVE TO SET IT FOR THE
7/23/09 11:58:01 30th AT 1:30.
7/23/09 11:58:02 >> OKAY.
7/23/09 11:58:04 SO WE WOULD HAVE THE WORKSHOP
7/23/09 11:58:07 SET FOR THE 30th
7/23/09 11:58:08 AT 1:30.
7/23/09 11:58:08 OKAY.
7/23/09 11:58:11 THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
7/23/09 11:58:14 ALL IN FAVOR
7/23/09 11:58:17 SAY
7/23/09 11:58:17 AYE.
7/23/09 11:58:20 OWE
7/23/09 11:58:23 >> MR. CHAIRMAN, IS IT
7/23/09 11:58:24 THE
7/23/09 11:58:24 COUNCIL'S UNDERSTANDING THAT
7/23/09 11:58:26 WHAT YOU WILL DO IS BECAUSE YOU
7/23/09 11:58:29 HAVE THE PUBLIC HEARING SET FOR
7/23/09 11:58:31 1:30, YOU WILL TAKE THAT UP
7/23/09 11:58:33 FIRST BEFORE THE WORKSHOP.
7/23/09 11:58:33 >> YES.
7/23/09 11:58:34 GET THAT OUT OF THE WAY AND
7/23/09 11:58:38 THEN TAKE UP THE
7/23/09 11:58:38 WORKSHOP.
7/23/09 11:58:41 THOSE ARE THE ONLY TWO ITEMS ON
7/23/09 11:58:41 THE 30th.
7/23/09 11:58:44 WE DON'T HAVE A CRA MEETING OR
7/23/09 11:58:46 ANY OTHER ITEMS THAT AFTERNOON.
7/23/09 11:58:48 IT WILL BE THE ONLY ITEM.
7/23/09 11:58:49 >> MR. CHAIRMAN?
7/23/09 11:58:49 >> YES.
7/23/09 11:58:50 >> THANK YOU.
7/23/09 11:58:52 DO WE HAVE NEW BUSINESS TIME?
7/23/09 11:58:53 >> YES, GO AHEAD.
7/23/09 11:58:54 >> THANK YOU.
7/23/09 11:58:57 I PASSED OUT A MEMO TO THE
7/23/09 11:58:58 MEMBERS OF COUNCIL SUGGESTING
7/23/09 11:59:00 THAT WE HAVE A SPECIAL
7/23/09 11:59:02 DISCUSSION MEETING ON
7/23/09 11:59:05 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th AT
7/23/09 11:59:06 3:00 BECAUSE WE HAVE A SPECIAL
7/23/09 11:59:09 BUDGET MEETING THAT NIGHT AT
7/23/09 11:59:12 5:00 TO DISCUSS HOW CITY
7/23/09 11:59:14 COUNCIL CAN PROMOTE
7/23/09 11:59:17 INTERNATIONAL
7/23/09 11:59:20 TRADE
7/23/09 11:59:21 WITH CUBA.
7/23/09 11:59:24 SO MY MOTION IS THAT WE SET A
7/23/09 11:59:25 SPECIAL DISCUSSION MEETING ON
7/23/09 11:59:28 SEPTEMBER 9th AT 3:00
7/23/09 11:59:29 IN THE
7/23/09 11:59:29 AFTERNOON.
7/23/09 11:59:31 >> IF I COULD JUST ADD, WITH
7/23/09 11:59:34 THE UNDERSTANDING, LOOKING AT
7/23/09 11:59:35 THE CALENDAR, THAT COUNCIL WILL
7/23/09 11:59:37 BE COMING IN AT 5:00 FOR THE
7/23/09 11:59:38 BUDGET HEARING.
7/23/09 11:59:40 >> THAT'S WHAT I JUST SAID,
7/23/09 11:59:40 YES.
7/23/09 11:59:43 >> AND THAT WE CAN INVITE THE
7/23/09 11:59:45 AVIATION AUTHORITY, THE PORT
7/23/09 11:59:45 AUTHORITY, CULTURAL
7/23/09 11:59:46 ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE HAVING
7/23/09 11:59:48 SOME BUSINESS THERE AND
7/23/09 11:59:49 BUSINESS PEOPLE.
7/23/09 11:59:50 >> DO WE HAVE A SECOND?
7/23/09 11:59:53 >> IS
7/23/09 11:59:56 THERE A
7/23/09 11:59:57 SECOND?
7/23/09 11:59:58 >> YES.
7/23/09 11:59:59 >> I HAVEN'T BEEN BACK --WELL,
7/23/09 12:00:01 I HAVE BEEN BACK FROM MY VISIT
7/23/09 12:00:05 TO CUBA FOR ABOUT
7/23/09 12:00:08 24
7/23/09 12:00:08 HOURS.
7/23/09 12:00:09 AND I JUST --I DON'T KNOW
7/23/09 12:00:12 ABOUT HAVING A DISCUSSION AT
7/23/09 12:00:12 THAT POINT.
7/23/09 12:00:14 I HAVE BARELY TALKED TO ANYONE
7/23/09 12:00:16 ABOUT MY TRIP.
7/23/09 12:00:17 AND THERE WAS ALSO A PORT
7/23/09 12:00:19 AUTHORITY MEMBER ON THE TRIP.
7/23/09 12:00:22 I JUST FEEL THAT IT'S A LITTLE
7/23/09 12:00:24 EARLY TO DO THIS.
7/23/09 12:00:27 IT'S TIMELY, BUT WE ALSO HAVE
7/23/09 12:00:30 THE PORT AUTHORITY HAVING
7/23/09 12:00:31 DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THIS.
7/23/09 12:00:34 YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW WHAT OUR
7/23/09 12:00:37 --OUR ROLE --I KNOW
7/23/09 12:00:38 THAT YOU
7/23/09 12:00:40 AND CHAIRMAN SCOTT WERE ALSO,
7/23/09 12:00:43 YOU KNOW, DISCUSSING GOING TO
7/23/09 12:00:45 CUBA ON A --I DON'T KNOW WHAT
7/23/09 12:00:45 PURPOSE.
7/23/09 12:00:47 >> WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO EXPLAIN
7/23/09 12:00:49 WHAT I I HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH?
7/23/09 12:00:50 >> WELL, NO.
7/23/09 12:00:53 I WOULD JUST LIKE TO
7/23/09 12:00:54 FINISH.
7/23/09 12:00:55 I JUST FEEL THAT THIS --IT'S
7/23/09 12:00:57 JUST NOT THE RIGHT MOMENT FOR
7/23/09 12:00:59 US TO DO THIS, CONSIDERING WE
7/23/09 12:01:02 DON'T REALLY HAVE ANY --IT'S A
7/23/09 12:01:05 --FOR CITY COUNCIL PERSON TO
7/23/09 12:01:08 GO TO CUBA, IT'S KIND
7/23/09 12:01:11 OF
7/23/09 12:01:11 A
7/23/09 12:01:12 SYMBOLIC VISIT.
7/23/09 12:01:15 AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT POLICY
7/23/09 12:01:16 WE'RE GOING TO EFFECT BY HAVING
7/23/09 12:01:18 A DISCUSSION ABOUT IT.
7/23/09 12:01:20 WE CAN'T DO ANYTHING TO VOTE ON
7/23/09 12:01:22 POLICY WITH CUBA.
7/23/09 12:01:24 IT'S REALLY MORE ABOUT, YOU
7/23/09 12:01:27 KNOW, WHAT OUR PORT IS
7/23/09 12:01:28 GOING TO
7/23/09 12:01:30 DO AND, YOU KNOW --I MEAN,
7/23/09 12:01:32 IT'S --I GUESS IT'S JUST KIND
7/23/09 12:01:34 OF TOO EARLY FOR ME TO DECIDE
7/23/09 12:01:36 THAT WE NEED TO HAVE THIS
7/23/09 12:01:38 DISCUSSION SINCE I JUST GOT
7/23/09 12:01:40 BACK AND I HAVEN'T REALLY HAD
7/23/09 12:01:41 TIME TO TALK TO ANYBODY.
7/23/09 12:01:43 I MEAN, I COULD --I THINK I
7/23/09 12:01:46 WOULD HAVE MAYBE BROUGHT THIS
7/23/09 12:01:48 UP AS NEW BUSINESS TO GIVE A
7/23/09 12:01:51 REPORT ON MY TRIP AT SOME
7/23/09 12:01:51 POINT.
7/23/09 12:01:51 >> OKAY.
7/23/09 12:01:52 >> AND IF YOU'RE PLANNING TO
7/23/09 12:01:55 GO, MAYBE WE COULD HAVE A
7/23/09 12:01:57 DISCUSSION AFTER YOU ALL MAKE
7/23/09 12:01:57 YOUR TRIP.
7/23/09 12:01:59 >> THIS ISN'T ABOUT A TRIP FOR
7/23/09 12:01:59 ME.
7/23/09 12:02:02 THIS IS ABOUT COUNCIL
7/23/09 12:02:05 DEMONSTRATING LEADERSHIP BY
7/23/09 12:02:06 ENCOURAGING OUR CONGRESSIONAL
7/23/09 12:02:08 DELEGATION TO SUPPORT OPENING
7/23/09 12:02:10 THINGS UP BY ENCOURAGING LOCAL
7/23/09 12:02:11 BUSINESS TO DO SOME THINGS
7/23/09 12:02:14 THERE, BY HEARING AND SHARING
7/23/09 12:02:16 WHAT CULTURAL INITIATIVES ARE
7/23/09 12:02:18 ALREADY UNDERWAY AND BUSINESSES
7/23/09 12:02:18 UNDERWAY.
7/23/09 12:02:21 IT IS USING THE PULL PIT
7/23/09 12:02:22 OF
7/23/09 12:02:25 CITY COUNCIL AS A CAST LIFT OF
7/23/09 12:02:28 MOVING
7/23/09 12:02:31 THINGS AALONG.
7/23/09 12:02:34 AS YOU AND REF LEND SCOTT
7/23/09 12:02:35 AND I
7/23/09 12:02:37 HEARD, TAMPA IS FURTHER ALONG
7/23/09 12:02:38 IN ESTABLISHING BUSINESS
7/23/09 12:02:39 RELATIONSHIPS.
7/23/09 12:02:41 IT IS A BENEFIT AS A CITY TO
7/23/09 12:02:42 DEVELOP THESE RELATIONSHIPS AND
7/23/09 12:02:45 MOVE AHEAD SO THAT WHEN THE
7/23/09 12:02:48 FEDERAL RULES CHANGE, THAT
7/23/09 12:02:49 TAMPA WILL HAVE BUSINESS
7/23/09 12:02:50 BENEFITS FROM THIS TO THE
7/23/09 12:02:53 DEGREE TO WHICH COUNCIL CAN
7/23/09 12:02:54 BE
7/23/09 12:02:56 A CATALYST AND A --AND
7/23/09 12:02:57 HELPFUL, I THINK THAT'S THE
7/23/09 12:02:59 ROLE THAT WE SHOULD --
7/23/09 12:02:59 >> I AGREE.
7/23/09 12:03:01 AND I THINK I WOULD SUPPORT ANY
7/23/09 12:03:04 MOTIONS THAT YOU WANT TO MAKE
7/23/09 12:03:07 ABOUT ENCOURAGE ACING
7/23/09 12:03:08 CONGRESS
7/23/09 12:03:11 PEOPLE, CONGRESS WOMAN, OUR
7/23/09 12:03:13 SENATORS, OUR PRESIDENT TO MOVE
7/23/09 12:03:14 FORWARD ON SOME OF THIS.
7/23/09 12:03:16 BUT I JUST KIND OF FEEL LIKE WE
7/23/09 12:03:18 DON'T HAVE --WE DON'T HAVE A
7/23/09 12:03:20 POLICY PLACE IN THIS.
7/23/09 12:03:23 I'VE JUST BEEN TO TWO --
7/23/09 12:03:23 AND
7/23/09 12:03:25 YOU WERE AT BOTH OF THE CUBA
7/23/09 12:03:26 SEMINARS.
7/23/09 12:03:27 >> I WAS AT BOTH OF THEM.
7/23/09 12:03:30 >> WE HAVE ALL BEEN TO THEM TO
7/23/09 12:03:33 TRY TO HAVE A SPECIAL
7/23/09 12:03:34 DISCUSSION MEETING HERE WITH --
7/23/09 12:03:36 YOU KNOW, TO GET PEOPLE TO COME
7/23/09 12:03:37 HERE, I DON'T THINK WE'RE
7/23/09 12:03:41 REALLY GOING TO HAVE
7/23/09 12:03:42 A LOT OF
7/23/09 12:03:43 OUTSIDE PARTICIPATION OF PEOPLE
7/23/09 12:03:45 WHO WANT TO COME.
7/23/09 12:03:48 I MEAN, YOU USE
7/23/09 12:03:51 YOUR BULLY
7/23/09 12:03:53 PULLPIT AS YOU SEE FIT.
7/23/09 12:03:56 >> THAT'S WHY I THINK THE
7/23/09 12:03:59 SPECIAL DISCUSSION MEETING
7/23/09 12:04:00 WOULD BE BENEFICIAL.
7/23/09 12:04:01 >> I CAN'T SUPPORT THAT ON THIS
7/23/09 12:04:02 PARTICULAR DAY AND TIME.
7/23/09 12:04:05 I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM --I
7/23/09 12:04:07 DON'T GENERALLY VOTE IN SPECIAL
7/23/09 12:04:08 DISCUSSION MEETINGS ANY WAY.
7/23/09 12:04:10 IF THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT TO DO,
7/23/09 12:04:11 THAT'S FINE.
7/23/09 12:04:13 >> THAT'S THE OTHER THING.
7/23/09 12:04:15 >> I JUST THINK WE HAVE A
7/23/09 12:04:16 MEETING THAT EVENING AT 5:00.
7/23/09 12:04:18 IT CREATES A PROBLEM FOR ME.
7/23/09 12:04:21 IT IT'S A TIME ISSUE FOR
7/23/09 12:04:21 ME.
7/23/09 12:04:21 THAT'S ALL.
7/23/09 12:04:23 I SUPPORT YOU ON WANTING TO DO
7/23/09 12:04:23 THIS.
7/23/09 12:04:26 I DON'T HAVE AN ISSUE WITH
7/23/09 12:04:27 THAT.
7/23/09 12:04:30 IT'S JUST THAT DAY AND THAT
7/23/09 12:04:30 TIME.
7/23/09 12:04:31 >> PERHAPS THE TIME TO SCHEDULE
7/23/09 12:04:33 IT WOULD BE AT THE END OF
7/23/09 12:04:34 OCTOBER, WHEN WE HAVE THE
7/23/09 12:04:36 THURSDAY MEETING AND WE DON'T
7/23/09 12:04:37 HAVE ANYTHING SCHEDULES.
7/23/09 12:04:39 IT'S TO CREATE ANOTHER WORKSHOP
7/23/09 12:04:41 OPPORTUNITY AND TO SCHEDULE IT
7/23/09 12:04:42 FOR THEN.
7/23/09 12:04:44 >> THEN I WOULD LIKE TO AMEND
7/23/09 12:04:44 MY MOTION.
7/23/09 12:04:46 I THINK IT'S THE 30th OF
7/23/09 12:04:48 OCTOBER, THURSDAY THE 30th.
7/23/09 12:04:49 >> MY UNDERSTANDING WE CAN'T
7/23/09 12:04:50 HAVE A WORKSHOP THAT DAY.
7/23/09 12:04:53 AS I HAVE BEEN TOLD, THAT TIME
7/23/09 12:04:54 HAS BEEN BLOCKED OFF BECAUSE --
7/23/09 12:04:57 SHE JUST TOLD ME AND I FORGOT
7/23/09 12:04:57 THAT QUICK.
7/23/09 12:04:59 THAT TIME WE CAN'T --FOR SOME
7/23/09 12:05:02 REASON WE DECIDED NOT TO HAVE
7/23/09 12:05:06 --I THINK
7/23/09 12:05:08 THERE'S A CONFERENCE
7/23/09 12:05:08 OR SOMETHING.
7/23/09 12:05:09 >> THAT'S THE 29th.
7/23/09 12:05:11 >> I WAS TOLD THAT WE COULD NOT
7/23/09 12:05:13 HAVE A WORKSHOP ON THAT DAY.
7/23/09 12:05:15 THAT DAY HAD BEEN BLOCKED OFF.
7/23/09 12:05:16 >> LET ME FIND OUT.
7/23/09 12:05:17 >> OKAY.
7/23/09 12:05:18 >> AND SEE IF I CAN COME BACK
7/23/09 12:05:19 WITH A BETTER TIME.
7/23/09 12:05:19 >> OKAY.
7/23/09 12:05:21 THAT WOULD BE GOOD.
7/23/09 12:05:23 THEN YOU ARE REMOVING YOUR
7/23/09 12:05:24 MOTION?
7/23/09 12:05:24 >> YES.
7/23/09 12:05:25 YOU CAN BRING IT BACK --
7/23/09 12:05:28 >> I WILL CHECK WITH THE CITY
7/23/09 12:05:29 CLERK AND SEE WHAT DAY WORKS.
7/23/09 12:05:30 >> OKAY.
7/23/09 12:05:33 ANYTHING ELSE THAT NEEDS TO
7/23/09 12:05:33 COME BEFORE US?
7/23/09 12:05:34 >> RECEIVE THE FILE.
7/23/09 12:05:35 >> SECOND.
7/23/09 12:05:37 >> ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.
7/23/09 12:05:38 >> AYE.
7/23/09 12:05:40 >> ANYTHING ELSE?
7/23/09 12:05:40 >> OKAY.
7/23/09 12:05:43 THEN
7/23/09 12:05:46 WE STAND
7/23/09 12:05:52 ADJOURNED
7/23/09 12:06:04 .



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