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TAMPA CITY COUNCIL
July 23, 2009
9:00 a.m. session

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7/23/09 09:09:44 >>> CITY COUNCIL WILL COME
7/23/09 09:09:45 TO
7/23/09 09:09:45 ORDER.
7/23/09 09:09:48 AND WE GIVE THE CHAIR TO CHAIR
7/23/09 09:09:48 MILLER.
7/23/09 09:09:50 >> IT'S MY PLEASURE TO
7/23/09 09:09:51 INTRODUCE THE REVEREND THAT
7/23/09 09:09:52 WILL DO OUR INVOLUNTARY
7/23/09 09:09:52 INDICATION.
7/23/09 09:09:55 AND IT IS VERY
7/23/09 09:09:57 IMPORTANT TO
7/23/09 09:09:59 KNOW THAT HE HAS BEEN IN THE HE
7/23/09 09:10:01 WILL AIR FORCE FOR 28 YEARS AND
7/23/09 09:10:04 RETIRED AS A CAPTAIN IN THE
7/23/09 09:10:06 AIR
7/23/09 09:10:06 FORCE.
7/23/09 09:10:09 SO WILL YOU PLEASE STAND AND
7/23/09 09:10:12 REMAIN STANDING FOR THE PLEDGE
7/23/09 09:10:12 OF ALLEGIANCE.
7/23/09 09:10:15 >> THANK YOU FOR YOUR
7/23/09 09:10:16 INVITATION TODAY.
7/23/09 09:10:16 MAY WE PRAY.
7/23/09 09:10:18 LORD GOD CREATOR AND RULER OF
7/23/09 09:10:20 ALL THAT IS, WE TAWS BEFORE
7/23/09 09:10:22 TODAY'S MEETING TO SEEK YOUR
7/23/09 09:10:24 GUIDANCE AND WISDOM AND WE
7/23/09 09:10:27 HUMBLY ASK YOU TO
7/23/09 09:10:29 BLESS EACH
7/23/09 09:10:30 COUNCIL PERSON HERE TODAY.
7/23/09 09:10:31 ALTHOUGH COMPROMISE IS OFTEN
7/23/09 09:10:32 NECESSARY FOR DECISION MAKING,
7/23/09 09:10:34 MAY WE NEVER COMPROMISE THE
7/23/09 09:10:36 BASIS FOR THE FREEDOMS YOU HAVE
7/23/09 09:10:38 GRANTED US TO ENJOY AS CITIZENS
7/23/09 09:10:40 OF THIS GREAT NATION.
7/23/09 09:10:43 AND SO WE PRAY FOR OUR
7/23/09 09:10:43 TROOPS,
7/23/09 09:10:45 ESPECIALLY THOSE IN DANGER OR
7/23/09 09:10:47 COMBAT THIS VERY HOUR.
7/23/09 09:10:48 WATCH OVER THEM AND THEIR
7/23/09 09:10:50 FAMILY AS THEY SACRIFICE FOR
7/23/09 09:10:53 OUR FREEDOM AND SAFETY.
7/23/09 09:10:55 BE WITH OUR POLICE,
7/23/09 09:10:56 FIREFIGHTERS, PARAMEDICS AND
7/23/09 09:10:58 ALL FIRST RESPONDERS TO CRISIS
7/23/09 09:11:01 WHO PUT THE SAFETY OF OTHERS
7/23/09 09:11:01 ABOVE THEIR OWN.
7/23/09 09:11:04 LORD BLESS THE CITIZENS OF OUR
7/23/09 09:11:07 CITY THAT ALL MAY LIVE FULL,
7/23/09 09:11:09 PRODUCTIVE HAPPY AND HEALTHY
7/23/09 09:11:09 LIVES.
7/23/09 09:11:11 MAY WHAT IS DECIDED HERE TODAY
7/23/09 09:11:14 CONTRIBUTE IN SOME SMALL WAY TO
7/23/09 09:11:15 THAT END.
7/23/09 09:11:17 AND BE PLEASING IN YOUR SIGHT.
7/23/09 09:11:18 BLESS US WITH YOUR PRESENCE,
7/23/09 09:11:21 GRANT US WISDOM TO DO THE RIGHT
7/23/09 09:11:23 THING AND FOREGIVENESS WHEN WE
7/23/09 09:11:23 FALL SHORT.
7/23/09 09:11:26 FOR YOURS IS THE KINGDOM AND
7/23/09 09:11:32 THE POWER AND
7/23/09 09:11:35 THE
7/23/09 09:11:38 GLORY
7/23/09 09:11:38 FOREVER, AMEN.
7/23/09 09:11:41 [RECITING THE PLEDGE OF
7/23/09 09:11:44 ALLEGIANCE.]
7/23/09 09:11:56 >> YOU
7/23/09 09:11:56 THAT.
7/23/09 09:11:59 WE WILL NOW HAVE ROLL CALL.
7/23/09 09:12:02 >> CAT TAN
7/23/09 09:12:05 KNOW.
7/23/09 09:12:05 >> HERE,.
7/23/09 09:12:06 >> MILLER,.
7/23/09 09:12:06 >> HERE,.
7/23/09 09:12:07 >> MERE RAN DING DIAGNOSE
7/23/09 09:12:09 FELTER AND SCOTT IN.
7/23/09 09:12:09 >> HERE.
7/23/09 09:12:12 >> WE HAVE A FEW HOUSECLEANING
7/23/09 09:12:15 ISSUES AND
7/23/09 09:12:18 WE HAVE A
7/23/09 09:12:18 MEMORANDUM
7/23/09 09:12:19 FOR COUNCILMAN DEANFIELDER THAT
7/23/09 09:12:22 WILL BE
7/23/09 09:12:25 OUT OF TOWN FOR A CRA
7/23/09 09:12:26 MEETING.
7/23/09 09:12:29 AND THEN
7/23/09 09:12:32 WE HAVE A
7/23/09 09:12:32 MEMO HERE
7/23/09 09:12:33 FROM COUNCILMAN MERDIA.
7/23/09 09:12:36 DUE TO A FAMILY PROBLEMS I
7/23/09 09:12:37 WILL
7/23/09 09:12:39 NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE 5:09
7/23/09 09:12:40 A.M.
7/23/09 09:12:40 TOMORROW.
7/23/09 09:12:41 IF EVERYTHING GOES WELL, I WILL
7/23/09 09:12:44 TEAM TO BE PRESENT
7/23/09 09:12:45 FOR THE CRA
7/23/09 09:12:47 MEETING, HE SAYS.
7/23/09 09:12:50 AT THIS TIME I
7/23/09 09:12:53 WOULD
7/23/09 09:12:56 LIKE
7/23/09 09:12:59 TO
7/23/09 09:13:02 SHARE
7/23/09 09:13:04 THE CHAIR WITH COUNCILMAN
7/23/09 09:13:04 MILLER.
7/23/09 09:13:04 >> GOOD MORNING.
7/23/09 09:13:06 IT IS MY HONOR THIS MORNING TO
7/23/09 09:13:08 BRING TO YOU OUR OFFICERS OF
7/23/09 09:13:10 THE MONTH AND OUR FIREFIGHTER
7/23/09 09:13:10 OF THE QUARTER.
7/23/09 09:13:12 SO FIRST WE'RE GOING TO START
7/23/09 09:13:15 WITH THE OFFICER OF
7/23/09 09:13:16 THE MONTH
7/23/09 09:13:18 AS OFFICER DAVIS.
7/23/09 09:13:21 AND WE HAVE
7/23/09 09:13:22 --NOT TODAY?
7/23/09 09:13:22 ALL RIGHT.
7/23/09 09:13:23 >> GOOD MORNING.
7/23/09 09:13:23 , COUNCIL.
7/23/09 09:13:24 CHIEF HOAXES SENDS HIS REGRETS
7/23/09 09:13:26 HE WAS NOT ABLE TO BE HERE
7/23/09 09:13:27 TODAY.
7/23/09 09:13:29 SO IT'S MY HONOR TO INTRODUCE
7/23/09 09:13:30 THE OFFICER OF THE MONTH,
7/23/09 09:13:31 OFFICER PC DAVIS.
7/23/09 09:13:32 HE IS THE SCHOOL RESOURCE
7/23/09 09:13:35 OFFICER AT MIDDLE TON HIGH
7/23/09 09:13:37 SCHOOL AND I'M SURE EVERYONE
7/23/09 09:13:39 HAS HEARD SOME OF THE ISSUES
7/23/09 09:13:40 AND DIFFICULTIES WE'VE HAD AT
7/23/09 09:13:42 MILL DELL TON HIGH SCHOOL.
7/23/09 09:13:43 WE'VE HAD A NUMBER OF SCHOOL
7/23/09 09:13:45 RESOURCE OFFICERS IN THERE THAT
7/23/09 09:13:46 HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB.
7/23/09 09:13:49 BUT NOBODY HAS DONE THE
7/23/09 09:13:50 JOB
7/23/09 09:13:51 THAT PC DAVIS HAS DONE.
7/23/09 09:13:53 WE HAVE HAD ONE OF THE ISSUES
7/23/09 09:13:53 THAT WE HAD.
7/23/09 09:13:55 WE HAD A SHOOTING THAT INVOLVES
7/23/09 09:13:57 SOME GANG ACTIVITY IN ONE OF
7/23/09 09:13:58 THE PARKS IN EAST TAMPA.
7/23/09 09:13:59 OFFICER DAVIS GOT A CALL AT
7/23/09 09:14:01 HOME THAT NIGHT AND ASKED IF
7/23/09 09:14:03 THERE WAS ANYTHING THAT HE
7/23/09 09:14:06 COULD DO TO TRY TO FIND OUT
7/23/09 09:14:06 WHO
7/23/09 09:14:07 WAS BEHIND THE SHOOTING.
7/23/09 09:14:10 THE NEXT DAY HE BROUGHT IN SOME
7/23/09 09:14:11 OF THE PARTICIPANTS, THE KNOWN
7/23/09 09:14:12 GANG MEMBERS.
7/23/09 09:14:14 INTERVIEWED THEM AND WAS ABLE
7/23/09 09:14:15 TO COME UP WITH THE NAME.
7/23/09 09:14:17 DETECTIVE WAS ABLE TO COME OUT
7/23/09 09:14:19 AND SHOW A PHOTO PACK AND
7/23/09 09:14:20 ARREST WAS MADE THAT DAY AND HE
7/23/09 09:14:23 WAS ABLE TO QUELL --THERE WAS
7/23/09 09:14:25 A DISTUSHES BANS THE FOLLOWING
7/23/09 09:14:26 DAY BETWEEN THE SAME GANG
7/23/09 09:14:29 MEMBERS AND HE WAS ABLE
7/23/09 09:14:30 TO
7/23/09 09:14:31 SEPARATE THEM, NOT ONLY QUELL
7/23/09 09:14:32 THAT DISTURBANCE BUT SOLVE THE
7/23/09 09:14:34 SHOOTING THE NIGHT BEFORE BUT
7/23/09 09:14:37 THAT'S ONE OF EXAMPLE THAT HE
7/23/09 09:14:38 DOES ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS.
7/23/09 09:14:41 AS YOU KNOW, SOME HIGH SCHOOL
7/23/09 09:14:42 KIDS ARE HESITANT TO TALK TO
7/23/09 09:14:45 ADULTS, PERIOD, MUCH LESS TO
7/23/09 09:14:46 TALK TO POLICE OFFICERS.
7/23/09 09:14:48 PC DAVIS HAS GOT A RELATIONSHIP
7/23/09 09:14:51 WITH THE STUDENTS IN THAT HIGH
7/23/09 09:14:53 SCHOOL THAT ALLOWS FOR THAT
7/23/09 09:14:54 OPEN DO GO BACK AND FORTH.
7/23/09 09:14:55 HE STOPPED A LOT OF THE
7/23/09 09:14:56 PROBLEMS THERE.
7/23/09 09:14:59 AND A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE
7/23/09 09:15:02 NOT
7/23/09 09:15:02 AWARE.
7/23/09 09:15:03 BUT HE'S STARTED HIS OWN
7/23/09 09:15:03 FITNESS PROGRAM.
7/23/09 09:15:06 I DON'T KNOW THE MARKETABILITY
7/23/09 09:15:06 OF IT.
7/23/09 09:15:09 BUT HE'S LOST A FEW UNWANTED
7/23/09 09:15:10 POUNDS BY WALKING TROUBLEMAKERS
7/23/09 09:15:10 HOME.
7/23/09 09:15:13 I THINK
7/23/09 09:15:15 IS WHAT HE'S GOING TO
7/23/09 09:15:15 CALL IT.
7/23/09 09:15:15 [ LAUGHTER ]
7/23/09 09:15:17 >> HE HEARD OUTSIDE OF HIS
7/23/09 09:15:19 WINDOW IN DISTRICT THREE, I
7/23/09 09:15:20 TOLD TO YOU KEEP MOVING.
7/23/09 09:15:22 YOU'RE NOT GOING TO STOOP HERE.
7/23/09 09:15:24 HE LOOKS OUT AND PC IS WALKING
7/23/09 09:15:26 THE KIDS HOME TO MAKE SURE
7/23/09 09:15:28 THERE ARE NO FIGHTSED THAT BEEN
7/23/09 09:15:30 IN THE PAST BEEN AN EVERYDAY
7/23/09 09:15:31 OCCURRENCE.
7/23/09 09:15:33 ALL THE KIDS WALK HOME FROM
7/23/09 09:15:36 MIDDLE TON AND THERE'S A LOT OF
7/23/09 09:15:37 DISTURB BANS WITH THAT.
7/23/09 09:15:39 HE DOESN'T HESITATE TO CALL
7/23/09 09:15:40 SOMEBODY'S MOM OR DAD.
7/23/09 09:15:42 AND HE JUST --HE IS A
7/23/09 09:15:43 WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF WHAT MAKES
7/23/09 09:15:45 A TAMPA POLICE DEPARTMENT GREAT
7/23/09 09:15:47 AND WHAT HAS IMPROVED THE EAST
7/23/09 09:15:48 TAMPA NEIGHBORHOOD.
7/23/09 09:15:51 AND WE'RE PROUD TO
7/23/09 09:15:54 MAKE HIM
7/23/09 09:15:57 OUR
7/23/09 09:16:00 OFFICER OF THE MONTH.
7/23/09 09:16:00 [ APPLAUSE ]
7/23/09 09:16:03 >> IT'S MY
7/23/09 09:16:06 HONOR TO GIVE YOU
7/23/09 09:16:08 THE --PLAQUE.
7/23/09 09:16:10 I'M GOING PRESENT IT TO YOU.
7/23/09 09:16:12 AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR IS GOING
7/23/09 09:16:13 TO GIVE YOU SOME GOOD THINGS.
7/23/09 09:16:16 CHARLIE STEAKHOUSE, I
7/23/09 09:16:17 HAVE THIS
7/23/09 09:16:20 GIFT CERTIFICATE
7/23/09 09:16:23 FOR YOU.
7/23/09 09:16:26 AND NOW YOU'RE GOING GET
7/23/09 09:16:28 SOME
7/23/09 09:16:28 MORE.
7/23/09 09:16:30 >> GOOD MORNING.
7/23/09 09:16:32 DANNY LEWIS ON BEHALF OF THE
7/23/09 09:16:32 FAMILY.
7/23/09 09:16:33 I WOULD LIKE TO PRESENT WITH
7/23/09 09:16:35 YOU THIS WATCH TO MAKE SURE
7/23/09 09:16:38 THAT THE KIDS GET TO SCHOOL ON
7/23/09 09:16:44 TIME AND LEAVE
7/23/09 09:16:44 ON TIME.
7/23/09 09:16:44 CONGRATULATIONS.
7/23/09 09:16:45 >> THANK YOU.
7/23/09 09:16:47 >> TOM WAG NOR, ON BEHALF OF
7/23/09 09:16:48 THE FOR FLORA QUAKE YUM, THANK
7/23/09 09:16:51 YOU FOR THE JOB THAT YOU ARE
7/23/09 09:16:52 DOING.
7/23/09 09:16:55 THESE ARE FOUR TICKET
7/23/09 09:16:58 TO
7/23/09 09:17:00 THE
7/23/09 09:17:02 FLORIDA AQUARIUM.
7/23/09 09:17:02 PLEASE ENJOY.
7/23/09 09:17:03 >> GOOD MORNING.
7/23/09 09:17:03 CONGRATULATIONS.
7/23/09 09:17:04 STEVE STICKER REPRESENTING
7/23/09 09:17:04 TOWING.
7/23/09 09:17:05 ON BEHALF OF OUR TOWING
7/23/09 09:17:07 COMPANY, WE WOULD LIKE TO
7/23/09 09:17:08 PRESENT YOU WITH THIS STATUTE
7/23/09 09:17:08 AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH WHAT
7/23/09 09:17:11 YOU DO IN
7/23/09 09:17:12 THE COMMUNITY.
7/23/09 09:17:16 AND WE
7/23/09 09:17:18 HAVE A GIFT CERTIFICATE.
7/23/09 09:17:21 THANK YOU VERY
7/23/09 09:17:24 MUCH.
7/23/09 09:17:45 >> I'M MARIO
7/23/09 09:17:47 TORRES FROM ISLAND
7/23/09 09:17:48 FLOWERS FROM YBOR.
7/23/09 09:17:51 THIS IS
7/23/09 09:17:57 REALLY
7/23/09 09:17:59 NOT FOR YOU.
7/23/09 09:17:59 [ LAUGHTER ]
7/23/09 09:18:02 >>
7/23/09 09:18:04 CAN I GET THROUGH HERE?
7/23/09 09:18:07 I DON'T WANT
7/23/09 09:18:10 TO TRY TO
7/23/09 09:18:11 CHALLENGE BUT KIDS, NOW.
7/23/09 09:18:11 STEVE McLEANY.
7/23/09 09:18:13 I'M HERE ON BEHALF OF A COUPLE
7/23/09 09:18:14 DIFFERENT FOLKS.
7/23/09 09:18:17 I WOULD LIKE TO
7/23/09 09:18:23 PRESENT
7/23/09 09:18:26 YOU
7/23/09 09:18:28 WITH A GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM
7/23/09 09:18:28 McTONY'S.
7/23/09 09:18:29 BUT ANYWAY.
7/23/09 09:18:31 BRETT ALLEN IS GOING TO PROVIDE
7/23/09 09:18:32 YOU WITH A PHOTOGRAPHIC PACKAGE
7/23/09 09:18:34 FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SO THAT
7/23/09 09:18:37 WILL BE A NICE PORTRAIT FOR
7/23/09 09:18:38 YOU.
7/23/09 09:18:40 AND BURNS STEAKHOUSE IS
7/23/09 09:18:42 PRESENTING YOU WITH A $100 GIFT
7/23/09 09:18:43 CERTIFICATE SO YOU CAN ENJOY
7/23/09 09:18:45 YOUR CHOICE OF STEAKS OR
7/23/09 09:18:46 WHATEVER YOU WISH.
7/23/09 09:18:48 AND ON BEHALF OF CHANNEL SIDE
7/23/09 09:18:49 OF THE SIN THAT'S THEY'RE GOING
7/23/09 09:18:51 TO PROVIDE YOU WITH FOUR GIFT
7/23/09 09:18:53 CERTIFICATES TO THE SIN MAX
7/23/09 09:18:55 OVER THERE TAKE THE KIDS OR
7/23/09 09:18:57 YOURSELF, YOUR WIFE.
7/23/09 09:18:58 HOWEVER YOU WANT TO DO IT.
7/23/09 09:19:01 JUST GO TO
7/23/09 09:19:04 --DON'T
7/23/09 09:19:07 GO
7/23/09 09:19:08 AND SEE
7/23/09 09:19:08 TERMINATOR, OKAY?
7/23/09 09:19:09 [ APPLAUSE ]
7/23/09 09:19:12 >> I WOULD LIKE
7/23/09 09:19:13 TO THANK
7/23/09 09:19:14 EVERYBODY FOR ALL THE THINGS.
7/23/09 09:19:16 I AM RETURNING BACK TO MIDDLE
7/23/09 09:19:17 TON FOR ANOTHER YEAR.
7/23/09 09:19:20 AND I HOPE YOU DO THE SAME --
7/23/09 09:19:22 AND I HOPE TO DO THE SAME JOB
7/23/09 09:19:25 THAT DAY THIS YEAR AND
7/23/09 09:19:28 MAKE
7/23/09 09:19:31 BETTER
7/23/09 09:19:32 NEXT YEAR.
7/23/09 09:19:33 THANK YOU.
7/23/09 09:19:33 [ APPLAUSE ]
7/23/09 09:19:36 >> WE WILL HAVE
7/23/09 09:19:39 THE FIREFIGHTER
7/23/09 09:19:41 OF THE QUARTER.
7/23/09 09:19:44 AND THAT IS
7/23/09 09:19:45 JOSEPH DIGOLONI.
7/23/09 09:19:46 I HOPE I PRONOUNCED THIS RIGHT.
7/23/09 09:19:49 CHIEF
7/23/09 09:19:52 JONES IS
7/23/09 09:19:52 COMING.
7/23/09 09:19:55 HE'S
7/23/09 09:19:57 IN THE REAR.
7/23/09 09:20:00 BUT HE'S COMING UP.
7/23/09 09:20:06 THANK YOU.
7/23/09 09:20:07 MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL, IT IS
7/23/09 09:20:09 INDEED TO BE AND HONOR TO
7/23/09 09:20:12 RECOGNIZE THE
7/23/09 09:20:15 FIREFIGHTER FOR
7/23/09 09:20:18 THIS QUARTER
7/23/09 09:20:19 AND THAT IS
7/23/09 09:20:19 CAPTAIN JOSE BIBOLONI.
7/23/09 09:20:22 AND HE'S CURRENT LAY SIGNED
7/23/09 09:20:23 TO
7/23/09 09:20:24 WEST TAMPA'S FIRE STATION
7/23/09 09:20:25 NUMBER 9. DURING HIS NEARLY 29
7/23/09 09:20:28 YEARS ON THE DEPARTMENT, HE HAS
7/23/09 09:20:29 CONTRIBUTED TO THE PROFESSION
7/23/09 09:20:31 IN A VARIETY OF WAYS.
7/23/09 09:20:34 HE WAS THE FOUNDING
7/23/09 09:20:35 MEMBER OF
7/23/09 09:20:37 OUR REVIEWS BOARD AND A FORMER
7/23/09 09:20:40 MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE
7/23/09 09:20:40 BOARD
7/23/09 09:20:42 OF THE FIREFIGHTERS' UNION AND
7/23/09 09:20:44 SERVED ON THE FIRE --
7/23/09 09:20:44 ASSOCIATION.
7/23/09 09:20:46 AND HE CONTRIBUTED TO THE
7/23/09 09:20:49 DEPARTMENT BY BEING A MEMBER OF
7/23/09 09:20:51 THE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TEAM,
7/23/09 09:20:52 THE URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE
7/23/09 09:20:52 TEAM.
7/23/09 09:20:55 HE IS ALSO A TRUSTED AND
7/23/09 09:20:56 RELIABLE TRUCK COMPANY OFFICER.
7/23/09 09:20:59 HE IS A CAPTAIN ON THE TRUCK
7/23/09 09:21:00 COMPANY AND EARNED A
7/23/09 09:21:02 CERTIFICATE IN SHIP BOARD FIRE
7/23/09 09:21:02 FIGHTING.
7/23/09 09:21:04 HE IS MAKING A LASTING MARK ON
7/23/09 09:21:07 THE FUTURE OF THE DEFENDANT
7/23/09 09:21:10 BECAUSE HE CHOOSES TO TRAIN AND
7/23/09 09:21:13 MEN --MEANTTOR THOSE THAT ARE
7/23/09 09:21:14 JUST BEGINNING THEIR CAREERS.
7/23/09 09:21:17 HE WORKS AT THE FIRE ACADEMY
7/23/09 09:21:19 AND SHARES HIS KNOWLEDGE AND
7/23/09 09:21:20 EXPERIENCE WITH THOSE NEWLY
7/23/09 09:21:23 HIRED WITH THE D AND HE'S
7/23/09 09:21:23 A
7/23/09 09:21:25 MEMBER OF THE DEPARTMENT'S
7/23/09 09:21:25 INTERVIEW PANEL.
7/23/09 09:21:26 AND THEY SCREEN ALL NEW
7/23/09 09:21:28 APPLICANTS AND MAKES
7/23/09 09:21:29 RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE FIRE
7/23/09 09:21:30 CHIEF FOR HIRING.
7/23/09 09:21:31 AND ALTHOUGH THE CAPTAIN IS
7/23/09 09:21:34 ABOUT A YEAR FROM RETIRING, HIS
7/23/09 09:21:37 WORK ETHIC AND DEDICATION TO
7/23/09 09:21:38 THE DEPARTMENT REMAINS
7/23/09 09:21:38 UNWAIVERRING.
7/23/09 09:21:41 FOR THESE REASONS AND MANY
7/23/09 09:21:42 OTHERS, WE'RE GRATEFUL TO HAVE
7/23/09 09:21:44 THE CAPTAIN AS A MEMBER OF
7/23/09 09:21:47 TAMPA FIRE RESCUE AND TO
7/23/09 09:21:50 RECOGNIZE HIM AS
7/23/09 09:21:53 TAMPA'S
7/23/09 09:21:56 FIREFIGHTER OF THE QUARTER.
7/23/09 09:21:57 [ APPLAUSE ]
7/23/09 09:22:00 >> I DO WANT TO MENTION THAT WE
7/23/09 09:22:03 ARE PROUD TO BE
7/23/09 09:22:05 HONORED AND
7/23/09 09:22:07 JOINED BY HIS WIFE, MELANIE.
7/23/09 09:22:09 WE'RE PROUD TO BE JOINED BY HIS
7/23/09 09:22:12 WIFE AND SON DAVID WHO
7/23/09 09:22:13 IS A
7/23/09 09:22:14 CANDIDATE FOR FIREFIGHTER
7/23/09 09:22:14 EMPLOYMENT.
7/23/09 09:22:14 AND ALSO HIS CREW.
7/23/09 09:22:17 THEY'RE ALL OFF DUTY AND THEY
7/23/09 09:22:19 PLAN TO SPEND THE DAY OFF AND
7/23/09 09:22:22 HONOR THE CAPTAIN AND ALSO
7/23/09 09:22:23 THE
7/23/09 09:22:24 EXECUTIVES FROM LOCAL 754.
7/23/09 09:22:27 AND I'LL TURN BACK
7/23/09 09:22:29 OVER TO YOU
7/23/09 09:22:29 YOU.
7/23/09 09:22:32 >> CAPTAIN, ON BEHALF OF THE
7/23/09 09:22:35 CITY COUNCIL WE HAVE THIS TO
7/23/09 09:22:37 PRESENT TO YOU.
7/23/09 09:22:39 I'M NOT GOING TO READ IT.
7/23/09 09:22:42 CHIEF SAID ALL THE NICE
7/23/09 09:22:43 THING.
7/23/09 09:22:45 AND THE COMMUNITY HAS SOME
7/23/09 09:22:47 GIFTS FOR YOU.
7/23/09 09:22:50 THEY'RE GOING COME UP
7/23/09 09:22:51 AND COME
7/23/09 09:22:51 OVER.
7/23/09 09:22:53 >> GOOD MORNING, DANNY LUIS.
7/23/09 09:22:55 CAPTAIN, WE'VE KNOWN YOU QUITE
7/23/09 09:22:55 A WHILE.
7/23/09 09:22:56 YOU'VE BEEN FISHING.
7/23/09 09:22:58 AND THIS IS THE FIRST STEP TO
7/23/09 09:22:59 GO AGAIN FIREFIGHTER OF THE
7/23/09 09:22:59 YEAR?
7/23/09 09:23:02 I THINK YOU HAVE SOME GUYS THAT
7/23/09 09:23:05 WILL WANT TO GO WITH
7/23/09 09:23:05 YOU.
7/23/09 09:23:08 MAYBE WE'LL
7/23/09 09:23:11 JUST BUY
7/23/09 09:23:12 A BIGGER
7/23/09 09:23:12 BOAT.
7/23/09 09:23:12 CONGRATULATIONS.
7/23/09 09:23:13 >> THANK YOU.
7/23/09 09:23:16 >> TOM WAGNER FROM THE FLORIDA
7/23/09 09:23:16 AQUARIUM.
7/23/09 09:23:18 THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING THAT
7/23/09 09:23:19 YOU'VE DONE.
7/23/09 09:23:22 THIS IS AN
7/23/09 09:23:26 ANNUAL MEMBER TO THE
7/23/09 09:23:26 AQUARIUM.
7/23/09 09:23:26 SO ENJOY.
7/23/09 09:23:26 CONGRATULATIONS.
7/23/09 09:23:29 >>
7/23/09 09:23:30 CONGRATULATIONS.
7/23/09 09:23:31 STEVE STICKILY AGAIN
7/23/09 09:23:32 REPRESENTING THE STEP TOWING
7/23/09 09:23:32 SERVICE.
7/23/09 09:23:33 WE APPRECIATE EVERYTHING THAT
7/23/09 09:23:36 DO YOU OUT THERE, HARD WORK
7/23/09 09:23:36 KEEPING US SAFE.
7/23/09 09:23:39 WE PRESENT THE STATUE TO
7/23/09 09:23:41 YOU
7/23/09 09:23:44 AND ALSO A GIFT CERTIFICATE TO
7/23/09 09:23:46 FELLMAN'S ENJOY.
7/23/09 09:23:47 THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
7/23/09 09:23:48 >> THANK YOU.
7/23/09 09:23:51 >> I'M MARIO --FROM ISLAND
7/23/09 09:23:51 FLOWERS.
7/23/09 09:23:53 AND THESE ARE REALLY NOT FOR
7/23/09 09:23:54 YOU.
7/23/09 09:23:56 BEHIND EVERY SUCCESSFUL YOUNG
7/23/09 09:23:59 MAN IS
7/23/09 09:24:01 A SIGNIFICANT OTHER.
7/23/09 09:24:04 THESE ARE FOR
7/23/09 09:24:05 YOU MELANIE.
7/23/09 09:24:08 >> THANK
7/23/09 09:24:08 YOU.
7/23/09 09:24:11 [ APPLAUSE ]
7/23/09 09:24:13 >> IT LOOKS JUST LIKE YOU.
7/23/09 09:24:16 I KNOW THE CHIEF WANTED ONE
7/23/09 09:24:16 OF
7/23/09 09:24:16 THOSE.
7/23/09 09:24:17 EVERY TIME SOMEBODY COULDN'TS
7/23/09 09:24:19 UP HERE, HE TRIES TO MAKE OFF
7/23/09 09:24:21 WITH ALL THE GIFTS, NOT ALL OF
7/23/09 09:24:24 THEM, JUST THE ONE THAT
7/23/09 09:24:25 GO TO
7/23/09 09:24:25 DINNER.
7/23/09 09:24:27 ON BEHALF OF BURN'S STEAKHOUSE,
7/23/09 09:24:28 WE DON'T WANT TO DISCRIMINATE
7/23/09 09:24:31 AGAINST YOU, SO WE'RE GOING TO
7/23/09 09:24:32 GIVE YOU A $100 GIFT
7/23/09 09:24:32 CERTIFICATE ALSO.
7/23/09 09:24:34 THEY'RE TRYING BREAK THE BANK
7/23/09 09:24:36 ON ME THIS WEEK.
7/23/09 09:24:37 TWO YOU HERE AT ONE TIME.
7/23/09 09:24:40 AND GLENN ALLEN STUDIOS ARE
7/23/09 09:24:43 GOING TO
7/23/09 09:24:46 PRESENT WITH YOU
7/23/09 09:24:47 A
7/23/09 09:24:47 PORTRAIT PACKAGE.
7/23/09 09:24:49 RIGTONY'S HAS A GIFT
7/23/09 09:24:49 CERTIFICATE.
7/23/09 09:24:51 AND ALSO YOU HAVE SOME GIFT
7/23/09 09:24:52 CERTIFICATES TO GO AND ENJOY
7/23/09 09:24:53 MOVIES AT CHANNEL SIDE.
7/23/09 09:24:55 SO WAIT FOR A GREAT MOVIE AND
7/23/09 09:24:56 TAKE YOUR FAMILY
7/23/09 09:24:57 CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU
7/23/09 09:25:00 FOR WHAT YOU DO FOR
7/23/09 09:25:01 US.
7/23/09 09:25:04 >> THANK
7/23/09 09:25:06 YOU VERY MUCH.
7/23/09 09:25:06 [ APPLAUSE ]
7/23/09 09:25:08 >> I'D LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE
7/23/09 09:25:09 FOR THIS PRIVILEGE AND HONOR.
7/23/09 09:25:11 AND IT'S BEEN AND HONOR AND
7/23/09 09:25:13 PRIVILEGE TO SERVE THE CITY OF
7/23/09 09:25:13 TAMPA.
7/23/09 09:25:15 I COULDN'T BE MORE PROUD OF THE
7/23/09 09:25:16 DEPARTMENT THAT I SERVE FOR AND
7/23/09 09:25:18 THE GROUP OF GUYS THAT I WORK.
7/23/09 09:25:20 AND ONLY ONE YEAR LEFT.
7/23/09 09:25:23 BUT I LOOK FORWARD TO
7/23/09 09:25:26 IT
7/23/09 09:25:29 THANK
7/23/09 09:25:33 YOU VERY MUCH.
7/23/09 09:25:34 [ APPLAUSE ]
7/23/09 09:25:37 >>
7/23/09 09:25:48 TAMPA CITY COUNCIL WILL BE
7/23/09 09:25:48 IN RECESS FOR FIVE MINUTES.


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