CRA Special Call Meeting
Thursday, February 25, 2010
9:00 a.m. session
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09:05:17 >>GWEN MILLER: Good morning.
09:05:19 We will now open our meeting for the CRA.
09:05:20 I am going to yield to Mr. Charlie Miranda.
09:05:23 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: It's my pleasure this morning to
09:05:25 introduce a young lady whose family has been here for
09:05:28 over 130 years.
09:05:31 Not her.
09:05:32 Let me specifically say that.
09:05:37 But the family has been here for a long, long time,
09:05:39 when the businesses in Ybor City were a little
09:05:41 different than they are today.
09:05:42 You know, as the world goes around, things come back
09:05:46 how they originally were.
09:05:48 When that family was there, and they started business
09:05:51 about 95 years ago, they are no longer in business with
09:05:57 the change in the economy and so forth.
09:05:58 But we had street cars that went all over the city.
09:06:02 And that's when you used to go to the fish market and
09:06:04 say, I want that fish or that fish, and you would
09:06:07 actually go to the chicken place and say, which chicken
09:06:12 you wanted to buy.
09:06:14 And they weren't processed.
09:06:16 They were nothing.
09:06:17 Just like you see them in the wild.
09:06:19 And she has done an outstanding job where she's working
09:06:27 She was a very good tennis player as youth and she
09:06:32 still does play tennis, and the family has been here
09:06:36 for a long, long time.
09:06:37 It's my pleasure to introduce Stephani Agliano who is
09:06:41 going to say the invocation this mourning.
09:06:43 Please rise for the invocation, remain standing for the
09:06:46 pledge of allegiance.
09:06:47 >> Thank you.
09:06:48 Good morning, Chairman Scott, council members.
09:06:51 Councilman Miranda, thank you very much.
09:06:54 I would like to start out just by saying that in a
09:06:56 world where there's so many rules and regulations, it
09:06:59 nice to know that there's not a right or wrong place to
09:07:02 pray or right or wrong way to pray.
09:07:04 So I ask everyone to join me however they see fit this
09:07:07 morning for this morning's invocation.
09:07:10 Dear God, good morning.
09:07:12 Thank you for another beautiful day.
09:07:13 We are grateful to live in such a wonderful city that
09:07:16 has so much to offer.
09:07:17 I know you know the details.
09:07:20 Hey, if anyone asks you how things are going for you, I
09:07:26 doubt we are meeting expectations so thank you for your
09:07:28 We ask you for your guidance and love to help us get
09:07:31 back on track.
09:07:32 Maybe you can help us get started by granting us a
09:07:34 large dose of integrity.
09:07:37 Help us to realize that it's no coincidence that the
09:07:40 two main components of integrity, morals and ethics and
09:07:45 the letters of these words begin with mean that
09:07:47 integrity begins with me as it should with every single
09:07:50 one of us.
09:07:51 We also seem to be running low on respect for others.
09:07:54 Forgive us for forgetting that in your creative genius
09:07:57 are making us all individually unique, the one thing we
09:08:01 all are is equal.
09:08:03 God, we thank you for your unconditional love and pray
09:08:05 you don't give up on us just yet.
09:08:09 Please bless this wonderful day and guide our
09:08:11 leadership to make the best decisions for our
09:08:13 community, and thank you always for listening.
09:08:15 (Pledge of Allegiance)
09:08:31 >> Thank you very much, Stephani.
09:08:33 >> Roll call.
09:08:36 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Here.
09:08:39 >>LINDA SAUL-SENA: Here.
09:08:41 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Here.
09:08:42 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Here.
09:08:44 >>GWEN MILLER: Here.
09:08:46 At this time we go to item number 1, a resolution for
09:08:51 Ed Johnson.
09:08:52 Do you want to say something or just pass the
09:08:53 resolution or what?
09:08:54 >> Ed Johnson, East Tampa urban development manager.
09:09:03 I would just like to enter into the record a memorandum
09:09:09 from chairman Benjamin best of our advisory committee,
09:09:18 what is being presented to you this morning is at the
09:09:20 advisory of the advisory committee.
09:09:23 I just want to put this in the record.
09:09:25 >>GWEN MILLER:
09:09:26 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Move the resolution.
09:09:28 >>LINDA SAUL-SENA: Second.
09:09:29 (Motion carried)
09:09:33 Item number 2 has been pulled from the agenda.
09:09:36 We will bring it back.
09:09:45 Do you know, Mr. Tore right oh in.
09:09:48 >>SAL TERRITO: Legal department.
09:09:57 (off microphone).
09:10:00 >>GWEN MILLER: Need to receive and file.
09:10:01 >> So moved.
09:10:02 >> Second.
09:10:02 (Motion carried).
09:10:03 >>GWEN MILLER: CRA will stand adjourned.
09:10:05 (CRA Meeting adjourned)