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TAMPA CITY COUNCIL Budget Workshop
September 9, 2009
5:01 p.m. session

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09/09/09 17:00:56 > Mr. Scott:
09/09/09 17:01:01 WE WILL COME TO
09/09/09 17:01:04 ORDER.
09/09/09 17:01:10 CALL THE E
09/09/09 17:01:11 ROLL.
09/09/09 17:01:12 >> [ALL PRESENT.
09/09/09 17:01:15 >> Mr. Scott: THIS IS
09/09/09 17:01:16 THE
09/09/09 17:01:17 HEARING ON THE BUDGET.
09/09/09 17:01:20 I
09/09/09 17:01:22 BELIEVE WE HAVE A POWER POINT
09/09/09 17:01:22 PRESENTATION.
09/09/09 17:01:23 >> GOOD AFTERNOON.
09/09/09 17:01:26 I WILL GIVE A BRIEF POWER
09/09/09 17:01:26 POINT
09/09/09 17:01:26 PRESENTATION TONIGHT.
09/09/09 17:01:29 WE WENT THROUGH THE BUDGET
09/09/09 17:01:32 PRESENTATION ON AUGUST 6th.
09/09/09 17:01:35 >>
09/09/09 17:01:37 Mr. Scott: OKAY, MISS WISE,
09/09/09 17:01:37 HOLD UP.
09/09/09 17:02:01 .
09/09/09 17:02:01 >> Mr. Scott: OKAY.
09/09/09 17:02:04 WE WANT MARY MULHERN TO READ
09/09/09 17:02:04 INTO THE RECORD.
09/09/09 17:02:05 >> Ms. Mulhern: THANK YOU.
09/09/09 17:02:08 THIS IS THE FIRST PUBLIC
09/09/09 17:02:11 HEARING FOR THE CITY OF
09/09/09 17:02:11 TAMPA
09/09/09 17:02:14 FISCAL YEAR
09/09/09 17:02:14 2010 BUDGET.
09/09/09 17:02:17 THE PROPOSED MILLAGE
09/09/09 17:02:18 RATE IS
09/09/09 17:02:18 5.7326 MILLS.
09/09/09 17:02:21 THAT IS 12.26%
09/09/09 17:02:22 LESS THAN THE
09/09/09 17:02:26 ROLLED BACK MILLAGE RATE
09/09/09 17:02:26 OF
09/09/09 17:02:27 6.5609 MILLS.
09/09/09 17:02:30 PROPERTY TAX FUNDS
09/09/09 17:02:31 ARE USED TO
09/09/09 17:02:32 SUPPORT THE GENERAL FUND
09/09/09 17:02:34 OPERATING BUDGET OF THE CITY.
09/09/09 17:02:37 THIS INCLUDES FIRE RESCUE
09/09/09 17:02:37 AND
09/09/09 17:02:38 POLICE, HUMAN RESOURCES, PARKS
09/09/09 17:02:38 AND RECREATION AND PUBLIC
09/09/09 17:02:40 WORKS.
09/09/09 17:02:46 >> Mr. Scott: THANK
09/09/09 17:02:46 YOU.
09/09/09 17:02:47 MISS WISE.
09/09/09 17:02:48 >> THANK YOU.
09/09/09 17:02:49 I WILL GIVE A BRIEF
09/09/09 17:02:51 PRESENTATION THIS EVENING
09/09/09 17:02:52 BECAUSE WE WENT THROUGH THE
09/09/09 17:02:52 LARGER PRESENTATION.
09/09/09 17:02:54 I'LL BE AVAILABLE FOR COMMENTS.
09/09/09 17:02:57 >> Mr. Scott:
09/09/09 17:02:59 IF THEY COULD
09/09/09 17:03:02 CHECK
09/09/09 17:03:03 YOUR MIC.
09/09/09 17:03:06 WE CAN BARELY HEAR
09/09/09 17:03:06 YOU.
09/09/09 17:03:09 >> IT IS A
09/09/09 17:03:11 ROLLBACK IN
09/09/09 17:03:11 ELECTRICITY.
09/09/09 17:03:12 >> I'LL GO THROUGH MY
09/09/09 17:03:13 PRESENTATION.
09/09/09 17:03:14 >> IT IS GETTING BETTER.
09/09/09 17:03:17 >> THE TV IS NOT ON OVER HERE
09/09/09 17:03:17 YET.
09/09/09 17:03:19 I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE
09/09/09 17:03:21 PROCESS WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH.
09/09/09 17:03:23 WE HAVE HAD SEVERAL WORKSHOPS
09/09/09 17:03:25 AND MEETINGS WITH THE CITIZENS
09/09/09 17:03:26 ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND STAFF
09/09/09 17:03:27 AND ADMINISTRATION AND
09/09/09 17:03:28 DEPARTMENT HEADS MET WITH THEM.
09/09/09 17:03:31 I WANT TO THANK THE BUDGET
09/09/09 17:03:31 STAFF.
09/09/09 17:03:34 THIS THEME OF THE BUDGET IS
09/09/09 17:03:34 SENSIBLE SOLUTIONS.
09/09/09 17:03:37 YOU ALREADY HAVE COPIES OF
09/09/09 17:03:38 THIS
09/09/09 17:03:40 AND IT IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AS
09/09/09 17:03:40 WELL.
09/09/09 17:03:43 I'LL GO THROUGH THE POWER
09/09/09 17:03:43 POINT.
09/09/09 17:03:44 AS I MENTIONED PREVIOUSLY, OUR
09/09/09 17:03:47 BUDGET IS $754 MILLION.
09/09/09 17:03:49 I'M SORRY.
09/09/09 17:03:51 I AM LOOKING FOR THE POWER
09/09/09 17:03:52 POINT THERE.
09/09/09 17:03:53 THERE WE GO.
09/09/09 17:03:55 WHICH IS ALMOST 10% LESS THAN
09/09/09 17:03:55 LAST YEAR'S BUDGET.
09/09/09 17:03:58 YOU
09/09/09 17:04:00 CAN SEE THE TOTAL WE ARE
09/09/09 17:04:02 APPROPRIATED $728 MILLION IS
09/09/09 17:04:04 CLOSE TO WHERE WE WERE LAST
09/09/09 17:04:04 YEAR.
09/09/09 17:04:06 A DIFFERENCE IS IN THE BOND
09/09/09 17:04:08 FUNDS AVAILABLE THAT WE HAVE
09/09/09 17:04:08 THERE.
09/09/09 17:04:11 WE HAVE KEY PRINCIPLES AS WE
09/09/09 17:04:12 FORMULATED THIS BUDGET.
09/09/09 17:04:14 PROTECTING THE KEY SERVICE THE
09/09/09 17:04:16 PUBLIC DEPENDS UPON AND LOOKING
09/09/09 17:04:18 FOR BETTER WAYS OF DOING
09/09/09 17:04:18 BUSINESS.
09/09/09 17:04:19 BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE THAT
09/09/09 17:04:22 WILL IMPROVE THE COMMUNITY
09/09/09 17:04:22 IN
09/09/09 17:04:25 THE
09/09/09 17:04:27 LONG TERM, PRESERVE OUR
09/09/09 17:04:27 RESERVES AND STRATEGICALLY
09/09/09 17:04:29 SHRINK THE SIZE OF CITY
09/09/09 17:04:29 GOVERNMENT.
09/09/09 17:04:33 WE HAD TO ROLLBACK
09/09/09 17:04:35 TO 10.5% IN
09/09/09 17:04:36 2008.
09/09/09 17:04:39 WE HAD IMPACTS AND
09/09/09 17:04:39 MORE
09/09/09 17:04:39 REFERENDUMS AND SCHEDULES IN
09/09/09 17:04:41 2010 THAT WILL IMPACT PROPERTY
09/09/09 17:04:41 TAX.
09/09/09 17:04:44 THIS IS THE DEFICIT YOU HAD TO
09/09/09 17:04:47 DEAL WITH THE
09/09/09 17:04:48 LAST FEW YEARS.
09/09/09 17:04:48 $19 MILLION IN 2008.
09/09/09 17:04:51 $22 MILLION IN 2009 AND
09/09/09 17:04:52 THIS
09/09/09 17:04:54 YEAR, $51 MILLION THAT WE HAD
09/09/09 17:04:54 TO OVERCOME.
09/09/09 17:04:57 WE HAD MANY COST
09/09/09 17:04:57 SAVINGS
09/09/09 17:04:59 EFFORTS THROUGHOUT THE CITY.
09/09/09 17:05:01 OUR EFFICIENCY TASK FORCE, WE
09/09/09 17:05:04 HAD CONSOLIDATION EFFORTS
09/09/09 17:05:05 IN MY
09/09/09 17:05:05 DEPARTMENT.
09/09/09 17:05:08 HUMAN
09/09/09 17:05:10 RESOURCES, TNI.
09/09/09 17:05:13 THAT WOULD
09/09/09 17:05:15 SAVE ABOUT $1.01
09/09/09 17:05:16 MILLION A YEAR.
09/09/09 17:05:19 WE HAD 49 POSITIONS LAID
09/09/09 17:05:21 OFF.
09/09/09 17:05:23 WE REDUCED THE EQUIPMENT
09/09/09 17:05:25 PURCHASES AND WE HAVE USED $31
09/09/09 17:05:26 MILLION TO BALANCE THE BUDGET.
09/09/09 17:05:29 I WANTED TO BE CLEAR IN
09/09/09 17:05:31 CASE
09/09/09 17:05:32 THERE WAS ANY CON CONFUSION.
09/09/09 17:05:33 --CONFUSION.
09/09/09 17:05:36 WE HAVE NO
09/09/09 17:05:39 RAISES OF ANY KIND
09/09/09 17:05:39 IN THIS BUDGET.
09/09/09 17:05:42 NO COST OF LIVING AND MOST
09/09/09 17:05:42 MERIT.
09/09/09 17:05:44 THAT IS HOW THIS IS CRAFTED.
09/09/09 17:05:47 OUR MAJOR
09/09/09 17:05:48 REVENUE SOURCES AND
09/09/09 17:05:50 OUR TAX OPERATING FUNDS OF $425
09/09/09 17:05:50 MILLION.
09/09/09 17:05:53 YOU CAN SEE --YOU CANNOT
09/09/09 17:05:54 SEE
09/09/09 17:05:54 THERE.
09/09/09 17:05:56 THERE WE GO.
09/09/09 17:05:59 YOU CAN
09/09/09 17:06:01 SEE OUR LARGEST SINGLE
09/09/09 17:06:02 REVENUE IS PROPERTY TAX.
09/09/09 17:06:04 $138 MILLION IS APPROXIMATELY
09/09/09 17:06:06 COMING FROM THAT ONE SINGLE
09/09/09 17:06:06 SOURCE.
09/09/09 17:06:09 HOW IS OUR TAX OPERATING FUND
09/09/09 17:06:10 ABOUT THE SAME AS LAST YEAR?
09/09/09 17:06:13 IF PROPERTY TAXES
09/09/09 17:06:15 ARE GOING
09/09/09 17:06:18 DOWN 13% AND SALES TAX REVENUE
09/09/09 17:06:18 18%?
09/09/09 17:06:21 OTHER REVENUES ARE UP
09/09/09 17:06:22 SLIGHTLY
09/09/09 17:06:24 BECAUSE THE TRANSFER BALANCES
09/09/09 17:06:24 ARE INCREASED DRAMATICALLY FROM
09/09/09 17:06:26 THE PRIOR YEAR.
09/09/09 17:06:29 YOU CAN SEE HOW THE
09/09/09 17:06:29 DISTRIBUTION HAS CHANGED.
09/09/09 17:06:31 THIS IS WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH
09/09/09 17:06:32 THE PROPERTY VALUES IN OUR
09/09/09 17:06:33 CITY.
09/09/09 17:06:36 LAST YEAR, WE DID HAVE
09/09/09 17:06:36 A
09/09/09 17:06:38 REDUCTION OF 1.5%.
09/09/09 17:06:41 THAT WAS DUE TO AMENDMENT
09/09/09 17:06:43 ONE
09/09/09 17:06:45 AND DOUBLING THE HOMESTEAD
09/09/09 17:06:45 EXCEPTION.
09/09/09 17:06:48 WE HAD A --
09/09/09 17:06:51 EXEMPTION.
09/09/09 17:06:52 WE HAD A TRUE DECLINE.
09/09/09 17:06:55 THIS IS WHAT
09/09/09 17:06:57 WE ARE EXPECTING
09/09/09 17:06:59 IN PROPERTY TAXES THIS YEAR.
09/09/09 17:07:01 $137.7 MILLION.
09/09/09 17:07:03 DOWN 13.5% FROM LAST YEAR.
09/09/09 17:07:05 FOR VARIOUS REASONS, OF COURSE,
09/09/09 17:07:08 AS YOU KNOW, THE MARKET
09/09/09 17:07:10 WITH A
09/09/09 17:07:11 SURPLUS HOUSING INVENTORY AND
09/09/09 17:07:14 THE CREDIT CRUNCH IMPACTED OUR
09/09/09 17:07:14 VALUES AND TAXES.
09/09/09 17:07:16 I'M CONCERNED ABOUT THE
09/09/09 17:07:18 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY VALUES AS
09/09/09 17:07:21 WE GO INTO THE FOLLOWING
09/09/09 17:07:21 FISCAL
09/09/09 17:07:23 YEAR AS WELL.
09/09/09 17:07:24 AS WAS PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED,
09/09/09 17:07:26 OUR MILLAGE RATE IS PROPOSED TO
09/09/09 17:07:29 BE THE SAME
09/09/09 17:07:31 AS WE HAVE HAD
09/09/09 17:07:31 BEFORE.
09/09/09 17:07:33 5.7326 MILLS AS WAS MENTIONED
09/09/09 17:07:34 AT THE BEGINNING.
09/09/09 17:07:37 IF WE ROLL BACK A RATE, WHERE
09/09/09 17:07:38 PROPERTY VALUES ARE INCREASING.
09/09/09 17:07:40 I T IS A ROLL BACK RATE.
09/09/09 17:07:42 THIS YEAR WOULD BE A ROLL
09/09/09 17:07:43 FORWARD RATE.
09/09/09 17:07:45 IN ORDER TO GET THE SAME TAX
09/09/09 17:07:48 DOLLARS AS LAST YEAR, WE
09/09/09 17:07:48 WOULD
09/09/09 17:07:50 HAVE TO INCREASE TO 6.56 MILLS.
09/09/09 17:07:53 WE ARE NOT PROPOSING TO
09/09/09 17:07:54 INCREASE THAT MILLAGE RATE.
09/09/09 17:07:57 FOR A HOME
09/09/09 17:08:00 IN THE CITY
09/09/09 17:08:01 OF
09/09/09 17:08:01 TAMPA, $189,000.
09/09/09 17:08:04 THEY WOULD PAY
09/09/09 17:08:07 COUNTY TAXES OF
09/09/09 17:08:08 ABOUT 21.5 MILLS.
09/09/09 17:08:10 PROPERTY TAXES OF $3,000, OF
09/09/09 17:08:11 WHICH 27% OF A PERSON'S TAX
09/09/09 17:08:13 BILL ACTUALLY GOES TO THE CITY
09/09/09 17:08:15 OF TAMPA.
09/09/09 17:08:16 THE REST GOES TO OTHER
09/09/09 17:08:16 JURISDICTIONS.
09/09/09 17:08:19 HERE IS WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH
09/09/09 17:08:20 SALES TAX REVENUE.
09/09/09 17:08:23 AS I
09/09/09 17:08:24 MENTIONED BEFORE,
09/09/09 17:08:25 DECLINING SUBSTANTIALLY TO
09/09/09 17:08:25 $23.5 MILLION.
09/09/09 17:08:28 WE HAVE FRANCHISE AND TAX
09/09/09 17:08:28 COMMUNICATION SERVICES.
09/09/09 17:08:31 NO TOTAL, THE SAME --IN
09/09/09 17:08:32 TOTAL, APPROXIMATELY THE SAME
09/09/09 17:08:32 AS LAST YEAR.
09/09/09 17:08:34 THIS IS SOMETHING THAT HAS
09/09/09 17:08:37 HAPPENED SINCE WE LAST MET
09/09/09 17:08:37 AND
09/09/09 17:08:38 I GAVE THE PRESENTATION.
09/09/09 17:08:40 THE STATE GAVE ESTIMATES THAT
09/09/09 17:08:42 WE USE IN OUR BUDGET PROCESS.
09/09/09 17:08:44 FOR THE BUDGET PROCESS, WE USE
09/09/09 17:08:45 THE JUNE ESTIMATES.
09/09/09 17:08:48 THOSE WERE THE MOST RECENT
09/09/09 17:08:48 AVAILABLE.
09/09/09 17:08:51 WE HAD,
09/09/09 17:08:53 JUST FOR SALES TAX,
09/09/09 17:08:53 MUNICIPAL SHARING.
09/09/09 17:08:54 LATE NEAR AUGUST, AFTER THE
09/09/09 17:08:58 BUDGET --LATER IN
09/09/09 17:08:58 AUGUST,
09/09/09 17:09:00 AFTER THE BUDGET PRESENTATION,
09/09/09 17:09:01 WE HAD REVISED NUMBERS.
09/09/09 17:09:04 WE ALREADY LOST
09/09/09 17:09:04 $400,000 JUST
09/09/09 17:09:06 BASED ON NEW STATE ESTIMATES.
09/09/09 17:09:08 UNFORTUNATELY, THE STATE WILL
09/09/09 17:09:09 REVISE THE REST THROUGHOUT THE
09/09/09 17:09:09 YEAR.
09/09/09 17:09:11 WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED WHEN
09/09/09 17:09:14 THAT
09/09/09 17:09:15 OCCURS.
09/09/09 17:09:17 SOME OF THE THINGS THAT
09/09/09 17:09:20 HAPPENED IN
09/09/09 17:09:22 THIS ECONOMY.
09/09/09 17:09:23 THE TAX OPERATING FUNDS FOR
09/09/09 17:09:23 EXPENDITURES.
09/09/09 17:09:24 HALF GOES TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
09/09/09 17:09:27 WE HAVE THE COMPARISON OF
09/09/09 17:09:28 THE
09/09/09 17:09:29 PROPERTY TAX REVENUES COMPARED
09/09/09 17:09:30 TO THE POLICE BUDGET.
09/09/09 17:09:33 THE POLICE BUDGET INCLUDES
09/09/09 17:09:34 THE
09/09/09 17:09:34 PERSONNEL AND CAPITAL AND
09/09/09 17:09:34 VEHICLES.
09/09/09 17:09:37 YOU CAN SEE IT IS ALMOST CLOSE.
09/09/09 17:09:39 THE PROPERTY TAXES JUST COVER
09/09/09 17:09:40 THE POLICE BUDGET.
09/09/09 17:09:43 WHEN WE COMBINE IT WITH
09/09/09 17:09:43 THE
09/09/09 17:09:46 FIRE BUDGET, NO TOTAL, YOU --
09/09/09 17:09:48 IN TOTAL, YOU CAN SEE $201
09/09/09 17:09:48 MILLION.
09/09/09 17:09:50 THE DIFFERENCE OF $ 63.4
09/09/09 17:09:50 MILLION.
09/09/09 17:09:53 WHEN I
09/09/09 17:09:56 SHOWED YOU THIS
09/09/09 17:09:56 CHART
09/09/09 17:09:57 LAST YEAR, THE DIFFERENCE WAS
09/09/09 17:09:58 $43 MILLION.
09/09/09 17:10:00 THAT WAS DUE TO THE PROPERTY
09/09/09 17:10:03 TAX DIFFERENCE AND THE COST
09/09/09 17:10:03 OF
09/09/09 17:10:06 THE POLICE AND
09/09/09 17:10:08 FIRE BUDGETS AND
09/09/09 17:10:09 PENSION AND HEALTH INSURANCE.
09/09/09 17:10:12 PERSONNEL AUTHORIZATIONS HAVE
09/09/09 17:10:12 DECLINED OVER TIME.
09/09/09 17:10:15 YOU CAN SEE THERE AS I
09/09/09 17:10:15 MENTIONED PREVIOUSLY.
09/09/09 17:10:18 THIS IS THE CHART THAT YOU
09/09/09 17:10:19 HAVE
09/09/09 17:10:20 NOT SEEN BEFORE.
09/09/09 17:10:22 IT SHOWS THE GENERAL FUNDS
09/09/09 17:10:24 SALARY AND WAGES IN THE YELLOW
09/09/09 17:10:24 PORTION.
09/09/09 17:10:26 THE BENEFITS IN THE GREEN
09/09/09 17:10:26 PORTION.
09/09/09 17:10:29 WHAT IS
09/09/09 17:10:32 INTERESTING, IF YOU
09/09/09 17:10:33 LOOK FROM '07 TO '08.
09/09/09 17:10:35 THE DIFFERENCE, $257 MILLION IS
09/09/09 17:10:36 ALMOST THE SAME.
09/09/09 17:10:38 THE NUMBER OF POSITIONS
09/09/09 17:10:38 DECLINED.
09/09/09 17:10:40 THAT IS BECAUSE IN THOSE YEARS,
09/09/09 17:10:41 WE HAD SALARY INCREASES.
09/09/09 17:10:43 COST OF LIVING AND MERIT.
09/09/09 17:10:46 YOU CAN SEE THERE IN FISCAL
09/09/09 17:10:49 YEAR 2010 THAT
09/09/09 17:10:49 WE ARE
09/09/09 17:10:51 PROPOSING, AS I MENTIONED, NO
09/09/09 17:10:51 INCREASES.
09/09/09 17:10:54 YOU CAN SEE THE GREEN PORTION,
09/09/09 17:10:54 THE BENEFITS PORTION IS
09/09/09 17:10:54 INCREASING.
09/09/09 17:10:57 THOSE ARE DUE TO
09/09/09 17:10:58 THE FACT TORES
09/09/09 17:11:01 I PREVIOUSLY --FACTORS I
09/09/09 17:11:01 PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED.
09/09/09 17:11:04 WE HAVE CONTINUED OUR
09/09/09 17:11:06 POLICY ON
09/09/09 17:11:07 CONTINGENCIES AND RESERVES TO
09/09/09 17:11:09 MAINTAIN SOUND FISCAL POLICIES
09/09/09 17:11:12 FOR WHEN THE SALES TAX REVENUE
09/09/09 17:11:15 DROPS $400,000 IN TWO
09/09/09 17:11:16 MONTHS
09/09/09 17:11:18 AND MAINTAINING RATINGS AND
09/09/09 17:11:19 PRUDENT FISCAL POLICIES.
09/09/09 17:11:22 WE
09/09/09 17:11:25 HAVE AFFIRMED OUR MOODY'S
09/09/09 17:11:28 BOND RATING TO
09/09/09 17:11:28 AA2.
09/09/09 17:11:31 WHEN MOODY'S REVIEWED OUR
09/09/09 17:11:31 BOND
09/09/09 17:11:32 ISSUES, THEY AFFIRMED OUR
09/09/09 17:11:32 RATING.
09/09/09 17:11:35 THIS IS HOW THE PERSONNEL
09/09/09 17:11:37 COMPARED TO THE CITY OF
09/09/09 17:11:38 POPULATION HAS CHANGED OVER
09/09/09 17:11:38 TIME.
09/09/09 17:11:41 YOU CAN SEE IN THIS PERIOD
09/09/09 17:11:42 THE
09/09/09 17:11:44 NUMBER OF PERSONNEL HAS
09/09/09 17:11:45 DECLINED 10%, BUT THE
09/09/09 17:11:45 POPULATION HAS INCREASED.
09/09/09 17:11:47 PENSION IS A BIG FACTOR.
09/09/09 17:11:49 YOU ALL HAVE MENTIONED IT TO BE
09/09/09 17:11:51 SEVERAL --YOU ALL HAVE
09/09/09 17:11:53 MENTIONED IT TO ME SEVERAL
09/09/09 17:11:53 TIMES.
09/09/09 17:11:55 THIS IS DUE TO GENERAL
09/09/09 17:11:56 EMPLOYEES AND PENSION.
09/09/09 17:11:59 IN 2010, WE WILL
09/09/09 17:11:59 HAVE TO
09/09/09 17:12:01 CONTRIBUTE $30 MILLION SO THE
09/09/09 17:12:02 YELLOW PORTION IS THE GENERAL
09/09/09 17:12:03 EMPLOYEES AND THE GREEN IS
09/09/09 17:12:04 POLICE AND FIRE.
09/09/09 17:12:07 THE POLICE AND FIRE IS STRICTLY
09/09/09 17:12:08 A GENERAL FUND IMPACT.
09/09/09 17:12:11 THE YELLOW PORTION
09/09/09 17:12:12 IS BOTH
09/09/09 17:12:13 GENERAL FUND AND ENTERPRISE
09/09/09 17:12:14 FUNDS.
09/09/09 17:12:17 IT IMPACTING THE
09/09/09 17:12:19 DEFICIT BY $51
09/09/09 17:12:19 MILLION.
09/09/09 17:12:20 IT ALSO IMPACTS THE ENTERPRISE
09/09/09 17:12:20 FUNDS.
09/09/09 17:12:23 OUR
09/09/09 17:12:26 BUDGET,
09/09/09 17:12:27 OF COURSE, HAS OUR
09/09/09 17:12:28 ENTERPRISE FUNDS.
09/09/09 17:12:30 WE WILL BE IN THE 30-YEAR WATER
09/09/09 17:12:31 PLAN.
09/09/09 17:12:33 WATER HAS A BIG PROGRAM BEFORE
09/09/09 17:12:36 US WITH ANTICIPATION OF A
09/09/09 17:12:36 BOND
09/09/09 17:12:37 ISSUE LATER THIS FALL.
09/09/09 17:12:40 ON THE
09/09/09 17:12:42 17th, WE WILL PROPOSE A
09/09/09 17:12:44 WASTEWATER THREE-YEAR PLAN AS
09/09/09 17:12:44 WELL.
09/09/09 17:12:47 THAT IS TO MAINTAIN OUR DEBT
09/09/09 17:12:49 SERVICE AND RESERVE AND GETTING
09/09/09 17:12:51 OUR WATER SYSTEM IN LINE WITH
09/09/09 17:12:52 THE WATER SYSTEM.
09/09/09 17:12:55 THIS IS WHAT WE PROPOSE WITH
09/09/09 17:12:56 THE AVERAGE MONTHLY UTILITY
09/09/09 17:12:56 BILL.
09/09/09 17:12:59 THIS INCLUDES THE WATER FEE
09/09/09 17:13:02 THAT WAS
09/09/09 17:13:03 PREVIOUSLY APPROVED
09/09/09 17:13:05 SOME TIME AGO AND THE
09/09/09 17:13:08 WASTEWATER FEE WE
09/09/09 17:13:09 ARE
09/09/09 17:13:09 INCREASING.
09/09/09 17:13:12 YOU CAN SEE WE COMPARE
09/09/09 17:13:13 TO OTHER
09/09/09 17:13:13 JURISDICTIONS IN OUR AREA.
09/09/09 17:13:15 THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
09/09/09 17:13:17 IS DOWN THIS YEAR FROM LAST
09/09/09 17:13:17 YEAR.
09/09/09 17:13:18 DOWN TO $87.3 MILLION.
09/09/09 17:13:21 YOU CAN SEE LAST YEAR,
09/09/09 17:13:22 WE HAD A
09/09/09 17:13:24 BIG PORTION OF THAT RELATED TO
09/09/09 17:13:24 BONDS.
09/09/09 17:13:27 WE HAD PREVIOUSLY
09/09/09 17:13:28 ISSUED BONDS
09/09/09 17:13:30 LAST YEAR THAT WE WERE
09/09/09 17:13:30 APPROPRIATING.
09/09/09 17:13:33 OUR
09/09/09 17:13:35 INVESTING IN NEIGHBORHOODS
09/09/09 17:13:35 PROGRAM CONTINUES.
09/09/09 17:13:38 THIS YEAR, 17% IS $8.8
09/09/09 17:13:39 MILLION.
09/09/09 17:13:40 YOU CAN SEE THE CHANGE FROM '09
09/09/09 17:13:44 TO '10.
09/09/09 17:13:47 AND
09/09/09 17:13:49 WITH THAT, WE HAVE OUR
09/09/09 17:13:50 SECOND PUBLIC HEARING ON
09/09/09 17:13:52 SEPTEMBER 23rd.
09/09/09 17:13:55 I WOULD BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY
09/09/09 17:13:56 QUESTIONS YOU HAVE.
09/09/09 17:13:59 >> Mr. Scott:
09/09/09 17:13:59 THANK YOU.
09/09/09 17:13:59 ANY QUESTIONS?
09/09/09 17:14:00 COUNCILMEMBER MARY MULHERN.
09/09/09 17:14:03 >> Ms. Mulhern: I HAD ONE
09/09/09 17:14:04 QUESTION ABOUT THE RAISES.
09/09/09 17:14:07 I THOUGHT I SAW SOMEWHERE
09/09/09 17:14:08 IN
09/09/09 17:14:11 THE BUDGET THAT
09/09/09 17:14:11 THERE WERE
09/09/09 17:14:14 STILL
09/09/09 17:14:16 LONGEVITY BONUSES.
09/09/09 17:14:18 WILL THOSE E CONTINUE?
09/09/09 17:14:21 >>
09/09/09 17:14:22 LONGEVITY PAY HAS BEEN
09/09/09 17:14:23 ELIMINATED FOR MANAGERS AND
09/09/09 17:14:23 ABOVE.
09/09/09 17:14:26 IT HAS NOT BEEN TAKEN AWAY FOR
09/09/09 17:14:27 OTHER EMPLOYEES.
09/09/09 17:14:29 THAT IS PART OF THEIR CONTRACT.
09/09/09 17:14:32 >> Ms. Mulhern: WHAT ARE THE
09/09/09 17:14:32 YEARS?
09/09/09 17:14:35 >> FIRST
09/09/09 17:14:36 AFTER FIVE YEARS AND
09/09/09 17:14:37 THEN IT IS INCREMENTS.
09/09/09 17:14:40 >> Ms. Mulhern: THAT IS
09/09/09 17:14:40 THE
09/09/09 17:14:41 ONLY THING?
09/09/09 17:14:44 THERE ARE NO OTHER SALARY
09/09/09 17:14:44 INCREASES?
09/09/09 17:14:46 >> NO SALARY INCREASES FOR
09/09/09 17:14:46 ANYBODY.
09/09/09 17:14:48 >> Ms. Mulhern: THANK YOU.
09/09/09 17:14:49 >> Mr. Scott: COUNCILMEMBER
09/09/09 17:14:50 JOHN DINGFELDER.
09/09/09 17:14:53 >> Mr. Dingfelder: IF I COULD
09/09/09 17:14:56 DEFER UNTIL WE HEAR FROM THE
09/09/09 17:14:56 PUBLIC.
09/09/09 17:14:58 >> THANK YOU.
09/09/09 17:15:00 A QUICK QUESTION ABOUT
09/09/09 17:15:02 RESURFACING ROADS.
09/09/09 17:15:05 COUNCIL HAS BEEN VOCAL
09/09/09 17:15:05 ABOUT
09/09/09 17:15:07 CREATING MORE SAFE BIKE LANES.
09/09/09 17:15:09 THE MAINTENANCE OF $4 MILLION
09/09/09 17:15:12 THAT WE ARE USING ON ROAD
09/09/09 17:15:12 RESURFACING.
09/09/09 17:15:14 DOES THAT REFLECT ALSO STRIPING
09/09/09 17:15:15 FOR BIKE LANES?
09/09/09 17:15:16 THAT WOULD BE A STEVE QUESTION.
09/09/09 17:15:28 >>
09/09/09 17:15:31 STEVE: PUBLIC
09/09/09 17:15:33 WORKS AND
09/09/09 17:15:33 UTILITIES.
09/09/09 17:15:35 THE ROAD RESURFACING PARK
09/09/09 17:15:37 PROGRAM DOES NOT INCLUDE A
09/09/09 17:15:40 PROVISION FOR OR A
09/09/09 17:15:40 RECOGNITION
09/09/09 17:15:42 THAT WE WOULD DO BIKE STRIPING
09/09/09 17:15:44 OR FOR A BIKE LANE ON EVERY ONE
09/09/09 17:15:45 OF THOSE ROADS.
09/09/09 17:15:47 MANY OF THE ROADS ARE LOCAL
09/09/09 17:15:48 ROADS.
09/09/09 17:15:50 WE ARE TRYING TO MAKE THAT
09/09/09 17:15:51 SPREAD AS FAR AS WE CAN.
09/09/09 17:15:54 HOWEVER, AS WE SAID
09/09/09 17:15:54 BEFORE, ANY
09/09/09 17:15:56 OF THE NEW ROADS, WE DO INCLUDE
09/09/09 17:15:57 A BIKE LANE.
09/09/09 17:16:00 WE ARE
09/09/09 17:16:03 LOOKING FOR PLACES ALONG
09/09/09 17:16:04 WITH OUR BIKE WAYS AND TRAILS
09/09/09 17:16:07 PROGRAM AND
09/09/09 17:16:08 PLACES WHERE WE CAN
09/09/09 17:16:08 PUT IN BIKE LINES.
09/09/09 17:16:11 >> I JUST WANT TO SAY
09/09/09 17:16:12 THAT
09/09/09 17:16:13 COUNCIL IS REFLECTING THE
09/09/09 17:16:14 CONCERNS OF NEIGHBORHOODS WHO
09/09/09 17:16:17 WANT BIKE LANES ON LOCAL ROADS
09/09/09 17:16:19 IN THE OLDER PARTS OF TOWN
09/09/09 17:16:21 WHERE PEOPLE ALREADY LIVE.
09/09/09 17:16:23 WE HAVE BEEN REALLY HUMBLING
09/09/09 17:16:24 ASKING FOR A LONG TIME.
09/09/09 17:16:27 AS LONG AS YOU WILL
09/09/09 17:16:27 GO AHEAD
09/09/09 17:16:29 AND RESURFACE A ROAD, IT
09/09/09 17:16:32 DOESN'T TAKE A LOT MORE TO
09/09/09 17:16:33 RESTRIPE BECAUSE YOU WILL BE
09/09/09 17:16:34 STRIPING ANYWAY.
09/09/09 17:16:36 IT TAKES CHANGING THE THINKING
09/09/09 17:16:38 THAT THE LANES COULD BE
09/09/09 17:16:41 NARROWER AND WE
09/09/09 17:16:43 WILL CREATE A
09/09/09 17:16:44 SAFER ENVIRONMENT FOR BIKE
09/09/09 17:16:44 RIDERS.
09/09/09 17:16:46 I KNOW I WILL NOT CHANGE THE
09/09/09 17:16:48 MONEY, BUT YOU SHOULD THINK
09/09/09 17:16:49 DIFFERENTLY ABOUT HOW YOU
09/09/09 17:16:50 APPROACH THE PROJECTS.
09/09/09 17:16:51 RATHER THAN IT BEING SOMETHING
09/09/09 17:16:53 SPECIAL YOU ADD IN, I WOULD
09/09/09 17:16:55 LIKE YOU TO THINK OF BIKE LANES
09/09/09 17:16:56 AS BEING THE NORM AND IT IS
09/09/09 17:16:59 SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR YOU
09/09/09 17:17:02 NOT
09/09/09 17:17:03 TO DO IT.
09/09/09 17:17:04 BECAUSE WE NEED CONNECTIVITY
09/09/09 17:17:05 ALL OVER TOWN.
09/09/09 17:17:07 NOT JUST SPECIAL ROADS IN A
09/09/09 17:17:08 PARK, BUT THROUGH THE
09/09/09 17:17:08 NEIGHBORHOODS.
09/09/09 17:17:11 PARTICULARLY
09/09/09 17:17:13 IN THE OLDER PARTS
09/09/09 17:17:13 OF TOWN.
09/09/09 17:17:15 THANK YOU.
09/09/09 17:17:15 >> Mr. Scott: COUNCILMEMBER
09/09/09 17:17:15 CHARLIE MIRANDA.
09/09/09 17:17:16 >> Mr. Miranda: THANK YOU.
09/09/09 17:17:19 I HAVE A COUPLE OF
09/09/09 17:17:19 QUESTIONS
09/09/09 17:17:20 FOR YOU.
09/09/09 17:17:22 THEY MAY BE LITTLE QUESTIONS
09/09/09 17:17:22 WITH BIG MONEY OR BIG QUESTIONS
09/09/09 17:17:23 WITH LITTLE MONEY.
09/09/09 17:17:26 INTERSECTION
09/09/09 17:17:27 IMPROVEMENTS.
09/09/09 17:17:29 I KNOW THE CITY IS CERTAINLY
09/09/09 17:17:32 STRIVING
09/09/09 17:17:34 TO DO THIS AND I SEE
09/09/09 17:17:37 KUDOS TO YOU WITH
09/09/09 17:17:38 THE CAPITAL
09/09/09 17:17:39 IMPROVEMENTS IN THE
09/09/09 17:17:39 NEIGHBORHOOD.
09/09/09 17:17:40 INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS ARE
09/09/09 17:17:43 NEEDED THROUGHOUT THE
09/09/09 17:17:44 CITY.
09/09/09 17:17:47 I WILL NAME A COUPLE EXAMPLES.
09/09/09 17:17:48 DALE MABRY.
09/09/09 17:17:50 YOU CANNOT MAKE A LEFT.
09/09/09 17:17:52 IT IS LEFT-LEFT.
09/09/09 17:17:53 YOU CANNOT DO IT.
09/09/09 17:17:56 THERE IS
09/09/09 17:17:59 A LANE, BUT
09/09/09 17:18:00 NO ARROW.
09/09/09 17:18:01 COLUMBUS DRIVE AND MAPLE
09/09/09 17:18:01 AVENUE.
09/09/09 17:18:04 NORTH AND SOUTH, YOU CAN DO
09/09/09 17:18:04 IT.
09/09/09 17:18:06 BUT EAST AND WEST, YOU CANNOT.
09/09/09 17:18:08 I MEAN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN
09/09/09 17:18:10 THERE IN BOTH OF THE CASES ARE
09/09/09 17:18:12 VERY HEAVY.
09/09/09 17:18:15 FOR A LONG
09/09/09 17:18:16 TIME IN THE
09/09/09 17:18:18 NEIGHBORHOODS, WE HAVE BEEN
09/09/09 17:18:21 PROMISING THE
09/09/09 17:18:22 GOOD PEOPLE THAT
09/09/09 17:18:24 LIVE WEST OF DALE MABRY AND
09/09/09 17:18:26 SPRUCE THAT WE WOULD DO
09/09/09 17:18:27 SOMETHING ABOUT THE BIG DITCH
09/09/09 17:18:27 THERE.
09/09/09 17:18:30 I'M NOT SAYING IT WILL BE DONE
09/09/09 17:18:33 TODAY OR TOMORROW, BUT, YOU
09/09/09 17:18:34 KNOW, SOME TIME BACK, ALTHOUGH
09/09/09 17:18:35 IT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE, THE
09/09/09 17:18:38 TRAFFIC WAS MUCH LESS
09/09/09 17:18:40 THAN IT
09/09/09 17:18:40 IS NOW.
09/09/09 17:18:43 NOW
09/09/09 17:18:46 AT SPRUCE FROM HEINZ,
09/09/09 17:18:46 ALL
09/09/09 17:18:48 THE WAY TO THE INTERSECTION, IT
09/09/09 17:18:51 BACKS UP ALTHOUGH YOU HAVE A
09/09/09 17:18:52 LEFT-LANE SIGNAL.
09/09/09 17:18:55 NOW THAT NEIGHBORHOOD HAS
09/09/09 17:18:55 BEEN
09/09/09 17:18:56 INUNDATED WITH NEW DEVELOPMENT
09/09/09 17:18:59 AND RIGHTLY SO, LIKE EVERY
09/09/09 17:19:02 PLACE ELSE IN THE CITY, I
09/09/09 17:19:03 THINK
09/09/09 17:19:05 WE OUGHT TO REVIEW AND SEE WHEN
09/09/09 17:19:08 AND MAKE A COMMITMENT TO
09/09/09 17:19:08 DO
09/09/09 17:19:11 THAT DITCH IN THE
09/09/09 17:19:12 FUTURE.
09/09/09 17:19:15 IMPROVING, LIKE I
09/09/09 17:19:16 SAID, SPRUCE
09/09/09 17:19:17 FROM LEWIS WEST-EAST TO HEINZ
09/09/09 17:19:18 SHOULD BE A PRIORITY.
09/09/09 17:19:19 THERE ARE A LOT OF BUSINESSES
09/09/09 17:19:22 THERE AND IT BACKS UP ALMOST
09/09/09 17:19:25 ALL THE WAY BACK FROM DALE
09/09/09 17:19:28 MABRY EAST TO HEINZ.
09/09/09 17:19:31 WHILE WE
09/09/09 17:19:33 ARE PUTTING TWO PLAY
09/09/09 17:19:36 FOUNTAINS IN THE PARK, AND
09/09/09 17:19:39 RIGHTLY SO, WE HAVE A BEAUTIFUL
09/09/09 17:19:41 PARK AT CYPRESS POINT.
09/09/09 17:19:45 I BELIEVE IF WE CAN MAYBE
09/09/09 17:19:45 --
09/09/09 17:19:46 SOMETHING COMES IN UNDERBID,
09/09/09 17:19:48 WHICH I THINK A LOT OF THINGS
09/09/09 17:19:50 WILL COME IN UNDER BECAUSE OF
09/09/09 17:19:52 THE ECONOMY AND THE ABILITY FOR
09/09/09 17:19:53 THE INDIVIDUALS TO SHARPEN
09/09/09 17:19:54 THEIR PENCILS TO GET THE JOBS,
09/09/09 17:19:57 I WOULD
09/09/09 17:20:00 LIKE TO SEE
09/09/09 17:20:00 THE
09/09/09 17:20:02 ADMINISTRATION TO PUT
09/09/09 17:20:03 INTERACTIVE FOUNTAINS IN THE
09/09/09 17:20:04 CHILDREN'S PARK.
09/09/09 17:20:05 A LOT OF YOUNG FAMILIES ARE
09/09/09 17:20:06 THERE AND IT IS A NEED.
09/09/09 17:20:08 THOSE ARE THE THINGS I WILL
09/09/09 17:20:09 DISCUSS TODAY AND THE REST WE
09/09/09 17:20:10 CAN DO.
09/09/09 17:20:12 THANK YOU SO MUCH.
09/09/09 17:20:15 >>
09/09/09 17:20:17 Mr. Scott: DO YOU WANT AN
09/09/09 17:20:17 ANSWER?
09/09/09 17:20:19 >> Mr. Miranda: IF STAFF WANTS
09/09/09 17:20:22 TO GIVE ME AN ANSWER, SURE.
09/09/09 17:20:28 JUST SAY
09/09/09 17:20:30 YES, YES, YES AND YES.
09/09/09 17:20:32 >> WONDERFUL IDEAS, COUNCIL
09/09/09 17:20:32 MEMBER.
09/09/09 17:20:35 THE THING I
09/09/09 17:20:37 CAN RESPOND TO IS
09/09/09 17:20:39 THE DALE MABRY SPRUCE AND LEWIS
09/09/09 17:20:42 AND HEINZ IS AN ITEM WE
09/09/09 17:20:43 ARE
09/09/09 17:20:43 WORKING ON FOR TRANSPORTATION
09/09/09 17:20:44 IMPACT PROJECTS.
09/09/09 17:20:45 THE OTHERS, WE WILL TAKE A
09/09/09 17:20:45 BETTER LOOK AT.
09/09/09 17:20:48 >> Mr. Miranda:
09/09/09 17:20:49 I WOULD
09/09/09 17:20:49 APPRECIATE IT.
09/09/09 17:20:52 NOT THIS ADMINISTRATION, BUT
09/09/09 17:20:53 OTHER ADMINISTRATIONS HAVE SAID
09/09/09 17:20:54 WE WILL LOOK AT IT.
09/09/09 17:20:55 THEY ARE STILL LOOKING AT IT.
09/09/09 17:20:56 I UNDERSTAND THAT.
09/09/09 17:20:58 THE NEIGHBORS ARE SAYING, YOU
09/09/09 17:21:01 HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT IT FOR SO
09/09/09 17:21:03 LONG, THE SCENERY IS NOT
09/09/09 17:21:03 CHANGING.
09/09/09 17:21:05 THEY NEED A CHANGE OF SCENERY.
09/09/09 17:21:05 THANK YOU.
09/09/09 17:21:06 >> THANK YOU.
09/09/09 17:21:08 >> Mr. Scott: ANY OTHER
09/09/09 17:21:08 QUESTIONS?
09/09/09 17:21:09 WE WILL HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC.
09/09/09 17:21:11 THIS IS THE PUBLIC HEARING IN
09/09/09 17:21:13 WHICH TO ADDRESS THE COUNCIL ON
09/09/09 17:21:14 THE BUDGET TONIGHT.
09/09/09 17:21:16 YOU MAY COME FORWARD AND STATE
09/09/09 17:21:18 YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS.
09/09/09 17:21:21 COME FORWARD AT THIS TIME TO
09/09/09 17:21:21 ADDRESS COUNCIL.
09/09/09 17:21:22 YOU WILL LINE UP AND COME
09/09/09 17:21:23 FORWARD.
09/09/09 17:21:31 >> GERALD.
09/09/09 17:21:33 I'M GERALD WISE.
09/09/09 17:21:36 MY FIRST ISSUE
09/09/09 17:21:37 IS 46th STREET.
09/09/09 17:21:40 THE WHOLE
09/09/09 17:21:42 STRETCH OF THE
09/09/09 17:21:42 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AT KIMBELL
09/09/09 17:21:43 SCHOOL.
09/09/09 17:21:46 SOMETHING NEEDS TO
09/09/09 17:21:46 BE DONE WITH
09/09/09 17:21:46 THE DRAINAGE.
09/09/09 17:21:49 WHEN IT RAINS, WE HAVE A STREET
09/09/09 17:21:50 THAT TURNS INTO A RIVER.
09/09/09 17:21:53 WE HAVE YOUNGSTERS BACK AND
09/09/09 17:21:53 FORTH TO SCHOOL.
09/09/09 17:21:54 I'M WORRIED ABOUT PUBLIC
09/09/09 17:21:55 SAFETY.
09/09/09 17:21:58 YOU HAVE A SCHOOL SIDE AND
09/09/09 17:21:58 YOU
09/09/09 17:21:59 HAVE A NEW SIDEWALK AND NEW
09/09/09 17:21:59 EASEMENT.
09/09/09 17:22:03 ON THE OTHER SIDE, WE
09/09/09 17:22:03 DON'T.
09/09/09 17:22:04 WHEN IT RAINS, THE HOUSES ON
09/09/09 17:22:06 ONE SIDE FILL UP WITH WATER AND
09/09/09 17:22:08 THE WATER IS ABOUT THIS HIGH.
09/09/09 17:22:09 IT IS VERY DANGEROUS.
09/09/09 17:22:12 I REQUEST THAT BE LOOKED INTO.
09/09/09 17:22:15 MY OTHER CONCERN IS
09/09/09 17:22:16 LAW
09/09/09 17:22:17 ENFORCEMENT ON BUSCH.
09/09/09 17:22:19 ALL THE CONVENIENCE STORES ARE
09/09/09 17:22:21 EXPERIENCING A LOT OF LOITERING
09/09/09 17:22:21 AND PEOPLE.
09/09/09 17:22:24 YOU GET OUT OF
09/09/09 17:22:26 YOUR CAR AND YOU
09/09/09 17:22:27 WILL GET ASKED FOR MONEY.
09/09/09 17:22:31 I'M REQUESTING
09/09/09 17:22:32 LAW ENFORCEMENT
09/09/09 17:22:32 LOOK AT THAT.
09/09/09 17:22:35 MY OTHER AREA IS BETWEEN THE
09/09/09 17:22:36 CITY AND COUNTY.
09/09/09 17:22:38 THIS YEAR ALONE IN HILLSBOROUGH
09/09/09 17:22:39 COUNTY, THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT
09/09/09 17:22:42 AND CITY OF TAMPA,
09/09/09 17:22:44 WE HAD A
09/09/09 17:22:45 DECREASE IN $195 MILLION.
09/09/09 17:22:47 I'M CONCERNED ABOUT
09/09/09 17:22:49 HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY AND THE
09/09/09 17:22:52 CITY OF TAMPA TO COME
09/09/09 17:22:53 ON EQUAL
09/09/09 17:22:54 GROUND.
09/09/09 17:22:56 YOU HAVE TAMPA PROVIDING
09/09/09 17:22:56 MUNICIPAL SERVICES AND COUNTY
09/09/09 17:22:56 SERVICES.
09/09/09 17:22:58 I'M CONCERNED ABOUT THE QUALITY
09/09/09 17:23:00 OF LIFE FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE
09/09/09 17:23:01 CITY OF TAMPA.
09/09/09 17:23:03 I WANT STRONGER RELATIONSHIPS
09/09/09 17:23:04 WITH HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY.
09/09/09 17:23:06 I ASKED THEM AT THEIR PUBLIC
09/09/09 17:23:08 HEARING IF YOU CANNOT COMBINE
09/09/09 17:23:10 MORE SERVICES TO SAVE MONEY TO
09/09/09 17:23:13 KEEP THE
09/09/09 17:23:16 QUALITY OF
09/09/09 17:23:17 LIFE UP,
09/09/09 17:23:18 IMPLEMENT A SERVICES COMMISSION
09/09/09 17:23:20 MADE UP OF TAMPA AND
09/09/09 17:23:21 HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY GOVERNMENT
09/09/09 17:23:22 SO WE CAN COME TOGETHER AS ONE
09/09/09 17:23:24 MIND IN OUR COUNTY TO SAVE
09/09/09 17:23:27 MONEY AND
09/09/09 17:23:29 KEEP OUR QUALITY OF
09/09/09 17:23:29 LIFE UP.
09/09/09 17:23:30 THE PARKS.
09/09/09 17:23:33 ONE THING THAT WAS PROMISED
09/09/09 17:23:33 TO
09/09/09 17:23:36 ME AT
09/09/09 17:23:38 THE BEGINNING OF THE
09/09/09 17:23:41 TENURE OF THE MAYOR WAS
09/09/09 17:23:41 THE
09/09/09 17:23:42 PARK.
09/09/09 17:23:45 THE ALTERNATIVE WAS, IF WE
09/09/09 17:23:45 FIND
09/09/09 17:23:47 SOMETHING, WE WILL PUT IN A
09/09/09 17:23:47 PARK.
09/09/09 17:23:49 WE NEVER GET ANY FREELAND.
09/09/09 17:23:52 WE HAVE A SCHOOL WHERE
09/09/09 17:23:52 THE KIDS
09/09/09 17:23:52 CAN PLAY BASKETBALL.
09/09/09 17:23:55 I WAS HOPING THE CITY AND THE
09/09/09 17:23:56 SCHOOL BOARD COULD GET A
09/09/09 17:23:58 RELATIONSHIP FOR OUR KIDS IN
09/09/09 17:24:01 THE NEIGHBORHOODS AND USE
09/09/09 17:24:01 THE
09/09/09 17:24:01 PARK.
09/09/09 17:24:04 WE
09/09/09 17:24:06 USE THE PLAYGROUND.
09/09/09 17:24:07 AT LEAST PLAY BASKETBALL.
09/09/09 17:24:08 PLAY BASKETBALL IN THE
09/09/09 17:24:08 EVENINGS.
09/09/09 17:24:10 IT COULD BE DONE WITH THAT.
09/09/09 17:24:12 PUT THAT RELATIONSHIP IN PLACE.
09/09/09 17:24:13 THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL.
09/09/09 17:24:14 A BEAUTIFUL CITY.
09/09/09 17:24:16 THINGS ARE GOING VERY WELL.
09/09/09 17:24:19 ALTHOUGH WE
09/09/09 17:24:20 ARE ALL
09/09/09 17:24:20 EXPERIENCING TOUGH ECONOMIC
09/09/09 17:24:21 TIMES.
09/09/09 17:24:23 I WANT THE CITY COUNCIL TO WORK
09/09/09 17:24:24 CONTINUOUSLY WITH THE MAYOR.
09/09/09 17:24:26 IT WAS DISTURBING TO HEAR THAT
09/09/09 17:24:29 WAS A BREAK DOWN WITH
09/09/09 17:24:29 SOME OF
09/09/09 17:24:30 THE COMMUNICATION WITH THE
09/09/09 17:24:31 BUDGET DOCUMENTS.
09/09/09 17:24:33 THAT IS NOT SOMETHING WE ENJOY
09/09/09 17:24:34 HEARING AS CITIZENS.
09/09/09 17:24:36 I'M GLAD TO SEE SOMETHING MAY
09/09/09 17:24:38 HAVE BEEN WORKED OUT.
09/09/09 17:24:39 EVERYTHING IS IN ORDER.
09/09/09 17:24:41 THE OTHER THING IS RELATED TO
09/09/09 17:24:42 THE ARTS.
09/09/09 17:24:44 WE HAVE A NEW PARK NOW ON
09/09/09 17:24:45 MARTIN LUTHER KING.
09/09/09 17:24:47 IT IS THE MARTIN LUTHER KING
09/09/09 17:24:47 PARK.
09/09/09 17:24:49 I KNOW MONEY IS SHORT, BUT IF
09/09/09 17:24:51 THERE IS MONEY IN THE ART
09/09/09 17:24:54 PROGRAM TO PUT
09/09/09 17:24:55 UP A MEMORIAL OR
09/09/09 17:24:56 BUST OR SOMETHING OF MARTIN
09/09/09 17:24:58 LUTHER KING, THAT WOULD BE
09/09/09 17:24:58 APPRECIATED.
09/09/09 17:25:00 WE NEED TO HONOR MARTIN LUTHER
09/09/09 17:25:01 KING ON MARTIN LUTHER KING
09/09/09 17:25:02 BOULEVARD.
09/09/09 17:25:04 IT WOULD BE GREAT TO HONOR HIM
09/09/09 17:25:04 AT THAT PARK.
09/09/09 17:25:05 THANK YOU.
09/09/09 17:25:07 >> Mr. Scott: THANK YOU, SIR.
09/09/09 17:25:07 NEXT SPEAKER.
09/09/09 17:25:07 THANK YOU.
09/09/09 17:25:16 >>
09/09/09 17:25:19 CHARNER REES: I WOULD LIKE
09/09/09 17:25:20 TO SAY THAT THE CIVIC
09/09/09 17:25:22 ASSOCIATION IS PLEASED TO
09/09/09 17:25:24 REPORT THAT THEY HAVE
09/09/09 17:25:26 ESTABLISHED A 501(C)(3) FUND AT
09/09/09 17:25:27 THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF
09/09/09 17:25:27 TAMPA BAY.
09/09/09 17:25:30 IN ORDER TO RAISE PRIVATE
09/09/09 17:25:33 CAPITAL FOR IMPROVEMENT TO
09/09/09 17:25:33 OUR
09/09/09 17:25:34 PUBLIC FACILITIES ON DAVIS
09/09/09 17:25:34 ISLAND.
09/09/09 17:25:36 INCLUDING TOP PRIORITIES COMING
09/09/09 17:25:39 OUT OF OUR
09/09/09 17:25:39 RECENTLY APPROVED
09/09/09 17:25:40 COMMUNITY PLAN.
09/09/09 17:25:42 THAT INCLUDES THE POOL AND
09/09/09 17:25:45 COMPLETING THE TRAIL FROM TAMPA
09/09/09 17:25:46 GENERAL HOSPITAL TO THE BASIN
09/09/09 17:25:47 PARK.
09/09/09 17:25:49 ALSO, A COMMUNITY CENTER.
09/09/09 17:25:50 THESE ARE LONG-TERM GOALS.
09/09/09 17:25:52 THESE MONIES, AS YOU CAN WELL
09/09/09 17:25:53 REALIZE ARE MILLIONS OF
09/09/09 17:25:53 DOLLARS.
09/09/09 17:25:55 IT WILL TAKE US A WHILE TO GET
09/09/09 17:25:56 THERE.
09/09/09 17:25:58 WE ARE COMMITTED TO DO THAT AND
09/09/09 17:26:00 TO PARTNER WITH THE CITY
09/09/09 17:26:02 BECAUSE YOU ALL WILL BE
09/09/09 17:26:04 BRINGING FORTH YOUR STAFF TO
09/09/09 17:26:06 DESIGN AND CONSTRUCT AND
09/09/09 17:26:09 MAINTAIN THE FACILITIES.
09/09/09 17:26:12 IT IS AN EXCELLENT
09/09/09 17:26:12 PARTNERSHIP.
09/09/09 17:26:14 FOR THE IMMEDIATE, YOU WILL
09/09/09 17:26:15 RECALL THIS SUMMER THAT THE
09/09/09 17:26:18 SCHOOL HAD TO BE
09/09/09 17:26:18 CLOSED BECAUSE
09/09/09 17:26:20 IT DID NOT MEET FEDERAL
09/09/09 17:26:23 REQUIREMENTS THAT CAME IN FOR
09/09/09 17:26:25 THE DRAIN AND THE RELATED
09/09/09 17:26:25 CIRCULATION.
09/09/09 17:26:28 THE DISCUSSION WAS,
09/09/09 17:26:29 AS I
09/09/09 17:26:30 RECALL, THE PARKS DIRECTOR AND
09/09/09 17:26:30 KAREN MENTIONED THIS IS THE
09/09/09 17:26:33 COST THAT WILL BE IN
09/09/09 17:26:35 THE RANGE
09/09/09 17:26:37 OF $300,000 TO FIX THAT ONE
09/09/09 17:26:37 THING.
09/09/09 17:26:39 WE HAD IT CLOSED ALL SUMMER.
09/09/09 17:26:42 THE CHILDREN THAT USED THE
09/09/09 17:26:42 POOL
09/09/09 17:26:45 FROM DAVIS ISLAND AND
09/09/09 17:26:45 SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES WERE
09/09/09 17:26:46 UNABLE TO USE THE POOL.
09/09/09 17:26:48 IT DID IN THE HAPPEN.
09/09/09 17:26:51 WE ARE HOPING THAT IN THE
09/09/09 17:26:52 INTERIM, UNTIL WE CAN GET OUR
09/09/09 17:26:55 CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED AND GOING AND
09/09/09 17:26:56 MOVING FORWARD WITH THE
09/09/09 17:26:57 IMPROVEMENTS THAT WE ENVISION
09/09/09 17:26:59 FOR A RESTORATION FOR THE POOL
09/09/09 17:27:01 FOR THE LONG TERM VIABILITY,
09/09/09 17:27:03 THAT YOU ALL COULD FIND THE
09/09/09 17:27:06 MONEY AND MAYBE IN
09/09/09 17:27:07 A PROJECT
09/09/09 17:27:09 THAT COMES IN UNDERBID.
09/09/09 17:27:11 MAYBE FROM THE STREET
09/09/09 17:27:11 IMPROVEMENTS.
09/09/09 17:27:14 THAT IS A LOT OF MONEY FROM THE
09/09/09 17:27:16 CIT MONEY THAT CAN GO TO PARKS.
09/09/09 17:27:19 DIVERT THAT AND DO A
09/09/09 17:27:19 TWO-WAY
09/09/09 17:27:22 STREET, BUT USE THE OTHER
09/09/09 17:27:22 FUNDS
09/09/09 17:27:23 FOR MORE IMMEDIATE NEEDS.
09/09/09 17:27:24 GET A CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT
09/09/09 17:27:26 PROJECT IN THE WORKS SO BY NEXT
09/09/09 17:27:29 SUMMER, WE CAN OPEN THE POOL
09/09/09 17:27:29 UP
09/09/09 17:27:31 AND GET THAT ISSUE ADDRESSED
09/09/09 17:27:31 REGARDING THE FEDERAL
09/09/09 17:27:32 REQUIREMENTS.
09/09/09 17:27:32 THANK YOU.
09/09/09 17:27:33 >> Mr. Scott: THANK YOU VERY
09/09/09 17:27:36 MUCH.
09/09/09 17:27:45 >> CHERYL: IT IS GOOD
09/09/09 17:27:45 TO BE
09/09/09 17:27:46 BACK BEFORE COUNCIL.
09/09/09 17:27:49 IT HAS BEEN A LONG
09/09/09 17:27:49 TIME.
09/09/09 17:27:52 I'M HERE REPRESENTING THE WEST
09/09/09 17:27:52 SHORE RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD
09/09/09 17:27:53 IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE.
09/09/09 17:27:56 WE HAVE BEEN TALKING
09/09/09 17:28:00 ABOUT SOME
09/09/09 17:28:03 OF THE ISSUES
09/09/09 17:28:06 THAT MR. MIRANDA
09/09/09 17:28:07 BROUGHT UP.
09/09/09 17:28:09 THE ISSUE OF THE DITCH ON
09/09/09 17:28:11 SPRUCE STREET IS BECOMING A
09/09/09 17:28:14 GREAT CONCERN AS HE SAID
09/09/09 17:28:16 BECAUSE OF THE TRAFFIC THAT HAS
09/09/09 17:28:19 INCREASED SO MUCH ON THAT
09/09/09 17:28:19 STREET.
09/09/09 17:28:22 I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY OF YOU
09/09/09 17:28:24 KNOW, BUT THERE WAS A DROWNING
09/09/09 17:28:24 THERE.
09/09/09 17:28:25 WHEN THAT FILLS UP WITH WATER,
09/09/09 17:28:29 IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS PART OF
09/09/09 17:28:29 THE
09/09/09 17:28:30 STREET.
09/09/09 17:28:32 A CAR RAN INTO IT AND THE
09/09/09 17:28:32 PASSENGER DIED.
09/09/09 17:28:35 THAT HAS BEEN A CONCERN FOR
09/09/09 17:28:36 A
09/09/09 17:28:36 WHILE.
09/09/09 17:28:37 WE HAVE ASKED STORMWATER TO
09/09/09 17:28:39 LOOK AT IT.
09/09/09 17:28:42 THE FUNDS THAT ARE
09/09/09 17:28:43 IN THE
09/09/09 17:28:46 NEIGHBORHOOD FUNDS ARE STRICTLY
09/09/09 17:28:46 FOR IMPROVEMENTS WITHIN THE
09/09/09 17:28:47 NEIGHBORHOOD ITSELF.
09/09/09 17:28:50 OUR FUNDS
09/09/09 17:28:53 ARE VERY
09/09/09 17:28:53 LITTLE RIGHT
09/09/09 17:28:54 NOW.
09/09/09 17:28:56 ONLY ABOUT $190,000 IN THAT
09/09/09 17:28:56 FUND.
09/09/09 17:28:59 THOSE
09/09/09 17:29:01 ARE USED STRICTLY WITHIN
09/09/09 17:29:04 THE NEIGHBORHOOD
09/09/09 17:29:04 FOR
09/09/09 17:29:05 IMPROVEMENTS TO PUT TRAFFIC
09/09/09 17:29:07 CALMING DEVICES IN.
09/09/09 17:29:10 IF COUNCIL COULD AT
09/09/09 17:29:11 LEAST HAVE
09/09/09 17:29:14 STORMWATER LOOK INTO, AT LEAST,
09/09/09 17:29:16 THINKING ABOUT CLOSING THAT
09/09/09 17:29:19 DITCH AND MAKING IT SAFER ON
09/09/09 17:29:21 SPRUCE, THAT NEIGHBORHOOD IS IN
09/09/09 17:29:24 THE LINCOLN GARDEN
09/09/09 17:29:24 NEIGHBORHOOD.
09/09/09 17:29:26 ALL OF THE OTHER FIVE
09/09/09 17:29:28 NEIGHBORHOODS IN THAT
09/09/09 17:29:28 RESIDENTIAL COMMITTEE HAVE ALL
09/09/09 17:29:29 SUPPORTED THAT PROJECT.
09/09/09 17:29:32 THE OTHER THING IS
09/09/09 17:29:33 THE ISSUE OF
09/09/09 17:29:34 THE INTERACTIVE POOL AT CYPRESS
09/09/09 17:29:35 POINT PARK.
09/09/09 17:29:38 WE WAITED A
09/09/09 17:29:40 LONG TIME FOR THE
09/09/09 17:29:40 PARK.
09/09/09 17:29:42 WHEN WE ASKED FOR SUCH A THING,
09/09/09 17:29:45 THEY SAID THEY COULD NOT
09/09/09 17:29:45 DO IT
09/09/09 17:29:46 ANYMORE BECAUSE OF THE
09/09/09 17:29:46 LIABILITY.
09/09/09 17:29:49 WE UNDERSTAND THERE ARE TWO OF
09/09/09 17:29:50 THEM GOING ON DOWNTOWN.
09/09/09 17:29:53 IF THAT COULD ALSO
09/09/09 17:29:54 BE PUT INTO
09/09/09 17:29:57 A LONG-RANGE PLAN THAT AT SOME
09/09/09 17:29:58 POINT WHEN THE FUNDS ARE
09/09/09 17:29:59 AVAILABLE AND COULD BE USED.
09/09/09 17:30:02 THAT IS THE MAJOR
09/09/09 17:30:05 PARK FOR THAT
09/09/09 17:30:06 WHOLE AREA.
09/09/09 17:30:08 THOSE SIX NEIGHBORHOODS.
09/09/09 17:30:11 THOSE ARE
09/09/09 17:30:12 MY CONCERNS.
09/09/09 17:30:14 I KNOW THAT MR. ROTELLA IS
09/09/09 17:30:17 BRINGING YOU
09/09/09 17:30:19 CONCERNS OF THE
09/09/09 17:30:20 WEST SHORE BUSINESS DISTRICT.
09/09/09 17:30:22 YOU HAVE ASKED US TO COME TO
09/09/09 17:30:23 YOU.
09/09/09 17:30:25 WE ARE SUPPORTING WHAT HE WILL
09/09/09 17:30:26 BE BRINGING TO YOU.
09/09/09 17:30:27 THANK YOU.
09/09/09 17:30:29 >> Mr. Scott: THANK YOU.
09/09/09 17:30:35 WHILE HE IS
09/09/09 17:30:36 COMING UP, BONNIE
09/09/09 17:30:39 WISE, IF SOMEONE COULD SPEAK
09/09/09 17:30:40 ABOUT THE CIT.
09/09/09 17:30:42 I KNOW WE HAD TO VOTE ON THE
09/09/09 17:30:42 PROJECTS THAT CAME FORTH.
09/09/09 17:30:45 WE HAD A PLAN FOR FIVE YEARS.
09/09/09 17:30:48 AT SOME POINT,
09/09/09 17:30:49 SINCE I HAVE
09/09/09 17:30:51 BEEN HERE, I DON'T RECALL
09/09/09 17:30:51 VOTING ON THOSE ITEMS.
09/09/09 17:30:54 IF YOU COULD
09/09/09 17:30:56 BRING US UP TO
09/09/09 17:30:57 SPEED ON THAT.
09/09/09 17:30:59 >> BONNIE: WE HAVE A FIVE YEAR
09/09/09 17:31:00 TERM.
09/09/09 17:31:02 WE HAVE SOME DISCUSSION WITHIN
09/09/09 17:31:03 OUR PARAMETERS.
09/09/09 17:31:05 IF WE HAVE, FOR EXAMPLE, MONEYS
09/09/09 17:31:09 FOR PARKS, WE CAN
09/09/09 17:31:09 MOVE IT
09/09/09 17:31:09 AROUND.
09/09/09 17:31:11 WE DO A FIVE-YEAR PLAN.
09/09/09 17:31:14 >> Mr. Scott:
09/09/09 17:31:17 I WONDERED
09/09/09 17:31:18 IF
09/09/09 17:31:19 SOME OF THE FUNDS REQUESTED.
09/09/09 17:31:21 >> MS. WISE: NEXT HERE IS THE
09/09/09 17:31:22 TIME PERIOD FOR THE NEXT FIVE
09/09/09 17:31:23 YEARS.
09/09/09 17:31:26 >> Mr.
09/09/09 17:31:29 Scott: THANK
09/09/09 17:31:29 YOU.
09/09/09 17:31:29 MR. ROTELLA.
09/09/09 17:31:31 >> MR. ROTELLA: SHE INDICATES
09/09/09 17:31:33 WE NEED TO GET THIS DONE ON A
09/09/09 17:31:34 REGULAR BASIS.
09/09/09 17:31:37 WE AGREE MORE THAN WE
09/09/09 17:31:38 DISAGREE.
09/09/09 17:31:41 WE DISAGREE AND WE
09/09/09 17:31:41 DISAGREE
09/09/09 17:31:42 RESPECTFULLY.
09/09/09 17:31:43 WE HAVE BEEN WORKING TOGETHER
09/09/09 17:31:45 FOR A LOT OF YEARS.
09/09/09 17:31:48 I WOULD SAY THAT THE
09/09/09 17:31:49 CONCERNS
09/09/09 17:31:50 OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD EXPRESS
09/09/09 17:31:53 THAT THE WEST SHORE BUSINESS
09/09/09 17:31:54 DISTRICT AND THE ALLIANCE
09/09/09 17:31:55 SUPPORTS THOSE IMPROVEMENTS.
09/09/09 17:31:58 THEY COMMUNICATED
09/09/09 17:31:58 THAT TO US
09/09/09 17:31:59 FOR YEARS.
09/09/09 17:32:02 I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE
09/09/09 17:32:03 UP ON A
09/09/09 17:32:04 COMMENT THAT MR. MIRANDA MADE.
09/09/09 17:32:06 YOU TALK ABOUT THE SPRUCE
09/09/09 17:32:09 STREET DITCH AND YOU TALK ABOUT
09/09/09 17:32:12 THE LENGTH, YOU HAVE A $25
09/09/09 17:32:12 MILLION PROJECT.
09/09/09 17:32:13 WE DON'T HAVE THE MONEY.
09/09/09 17:32:15 I THINK WHAT THE NEIGHBORHOOD
09/09/09 17:32:16 IS SAYING, THEY ARE NOT ASKING
09/09/09 17:32:19 IT TO BE DONE IN ONE YEAR.
09/09/09 17:32:22 IT COULD BE A MULTI-YEAR
09/09/09 17:32:22 COMMITMENT.
09/09/09 17:32:24 DO 1/15 OF IT A YEAR.
09/09/09 17:32:25 THAT IS SOME PROGRESS.
09/09/09 17:32:27 WE WOULD SUPPORT THAT REQUEST.
09/09/09 17:32:31 THEN I
09/09/09 17:32:34 THINK MY LETTER IS
09/09/09 17:32:34 SELF
09/09/09 17:32:34 EXPLAINATORY.
09/09/09 17:32:35 THANK YOU.
09/09/09 17:32:36 >> Mr. Scott: THIS IS A PUBLIC
09/09/09 17:32:36 HEARING.
09/09/09 17:32:37 YOU HAVE THAT RIGHT.
09/09/09 17:32:49 >> SPENCER: FIRST, I WANT TO
09/09/09 17:32:49 THANK COUNCIL.
09/09/09 17:32:51 I APOLOGIZE FOR NOT ATTENDING
09/09/09 17:32:52 THE LAST MEETING.
09/09/09 17:32:55 I WANTED TO THANK COUNCIL
09/09/09 17:32:56 FOR
09/09/09 17:32:57 STANDING UP TO PROVIDE
09/09/09 17:32:58 SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION FOR
09/09/09 17:32:58 EVERYBODY.
09/09/09 17:32:59 WE ACTUALLY HAVE NEIGHBORHOOD
09/09/09 17:33:00 PEOPLE WHO ARE INTERESTED AND
09/09/09 17:33:01 DO WANT TO KNOW WHERE THEIR TAX
09/09/09 17:33:02 MONEY IS GOING.
09/09/09 17:33:03 I WANTED TO THANK YOU.
09/09/09 17:33:07 IT WILL
09/09/09 17:33:10 BE REFLECTED IN
09/09/09 17:33:12 OUR
09/09/09 17:33:13 NEXT NEWSLETTER.
09/09/09 17:33:13 I WANTED TO THANK COUNCIL.
09/09/09 17:33:17 WE HAVE THE BUDGET TRANSCRIPT
09/09/09 17:33:18 FROM LAST YEAR.
09/09/09 17:33:21 IT IS A CONCERN TO ME THAT
09/09/09 17:33:21 WE
09/09/09 17:33:24 GO YEAR AFTER YEAR
09/09/09 17:33:26 OVER THE
09/09/09 17:33:26 SAME ISSUES.
09/09/09 17:33:28 THE POLICY DOESN'T SEEM TO HOLD
09/09/09 17:33:30 YEAR AFTER YEAR.
09/09/09 17:33:32 AS IT CHANGES AS THE
09/09/09 17:33:32 ADMINISTRATION WANTS DIFFERENT
09/09/09 17:33:32 THINGS.
09/09/09 17:33:36 LAST YEAR,
09/09/09 17:33:38 WE HAD A LONG
09/09/09 17:33:39 CONVERSATION ABOUT SPENDING
09/09/09 17:33:40 MONEY ON YOUR EXPENSES FROM THE
09/09/09 17:33:41 RESERVE FUND.
09/09/09 17:33:44 YOU
09/09/09 17:33:46 CAN GO TO THE TRANSCRIPTS.
09/09/09 17:33:49 YOU CAN HEAR BONNIE AND THE
09/09/09 17:33:50 ADMINISTRATION TALKING ABOUT
09/09/09 17:33:51 HOW IT IS FISCALLY
09/09/09 17:33:52 IRRESPONSIBLE AND IT IS NOT
09/09/09 17:33:52 RECOMMENDED.
09/09/09 17:33:54 HOW YOU SHOULD NOT DO IT.
09/09/09 17:33:56 YET, THIS YEAR, THE
09/09/09 17:33:57 ADMINISTRATION WILL SPEND $31
09/09/09 17:33:57 MILLION ON SALARIES AND
09/09/09 17:33:58 BENEFITS.
09/09/09 17:34:01 PERSONALLY, I WOULD
09/09/09 17:34:01 LIKE TO SEE
09/09/09 17:34:02 THE CITY SAVE THE MONEY.
09/09/09 17:34:04 IF YOU ARE GOING TO SPEND IT, I
09/09/09 17:34:07 HAVE TO SAY PART OF THIS NEEDS
09/09/09 17:34:08 TO GO BACK TO TAXPAYERS.
09/09/09 17:34:11 LAST YEAR, WE HAD A
09/09/09 17:34:11 CONVERSATION.
09/09/09 17:34:13 THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED A $3
09/09/09 17:34:13 MILLION TAX CUT.
09/09/09 17:34:14 WHAT HAPPENED?
09/09/09 17:34:17 THE ADMINISTRATION STOOD UP AND
09/09/09 17:34:18 SAID IT IS NOT FISCALLY
09/09/09 17:34:20 RESPONSIBLE TO YEAR OVER YEAR
09/09/09 17:34:20 RESPONSE.
09/09/09 17:34:23 THEN IN THE MIDDLE
09/09/09 17:34:25 OF THE YEAR,
09/09/09 17:34:27 GIVE OUT $3.5 MILLION IN
09/09/09 17:34:27 RAISES.
09/09/09 17:34:27 NOW, $31 MILLION.
09/09/09 17:34:27 $31 MILLION.
09/09/09 17:34:29 TOWARD BENEFITS AND SALARIES.
09/09/09 17:34:32 IT
09/09/09 17:34:34 IS JUST WRONG.
09/09/09 17:34:37 THE ONE
09/09/09 17:34:38 THING THE COMMITTEE WAS
09/09/09 17:34:39 ABLE TO AGREE UPON, THERE NEEDS
09/09/09 17:34:42 TO BE EQUITY IN THE PROCESS.
09/09/09 17:34:44 YOU KNOW, WE DESERVE THE MONEY
09/09/09 17:34:46 AS THE 300,000 OF US THAT LIVE
09/09/09 17:34:46 IN THE CITY.
09/09/09 17:34:48 WE DESERVE THAT MONEY AS MUCH
09/09/09 17:34:50 AS THE 4,000 PEOPLE THAT WORK
09/09/09 17:34:52 FOR THE CITY.
09/09/09 17:34:55 WHY IT IS THAT YEAR
09/09/09 17:34:55 AFTER YEAR,
09/09/09 17:34:58 WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS AND
09/09/09 17:35:00 NOT --IF IT IS NOT GOOD TO DO
09/09/09 17:35:00 IT.
09/09/09 17:35:03 I T IS
09/09/09 17:35:06 NOT GOOD TO DO
09/09/09 17:35:07 IT.
09/09/09 17:35:09 THE CITY IS OWED A RESPONSE.
09/09/09 17:35:12 IS IT FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE
09/09/09 17:35:13 OR
09/09/09 17:35:13 NOT?
09/09/09 17:35:14 IF IT IS, THEN DO IT.
09/09/09 17:35:14 THANK YOU.
09/09/09 17:35:17 >> Mr. Scott: ANYONE ELSE IN
09/09/09 17:35:18 THE PUBLIC WANT TO ADDRESS
09/09/09 17:35:19 COUNCIL?
09/09/09 17:35:21 ANYONE ELSE FROM THE PUBLIC?
09/09/09 17:35:22 OKAY.
09/09/09 17:35:24 THANK YOU.
09/09/09 17:35:26 ANY COUNCIL MEMBERS WISH TO
09/09/09 17:35:26 SPEAK?
09/09/09 17:35:28 >> THANK YOU.
09/09/09 17:35:31 BONNIE, IF I
09/09/09 17:35:31 COULD.
09/09/09 17:35:35 THANK YOU.
09/09/09 17:35:37 YOU MENTIONED IN REGARDS TO THE
09/09/09 17:35:38 VARIOUS FREE UNIONS AND RAISES
09/09/09 17:35:41 AND RAISES WERE NOT GOING
09/09/09 17:35:42 TO BE
09/09/09 17:35:44 INCLUDED IN THE BUDGET.
09/09/09 17:35:46 JUST FOR ARGUMENT SAKE, WHAT
09/09/09 17:35:48 WOULD THE FINANCIAL IMPACT BE
09/09/09 17:35:51 ON THE CITY'S BUDGET
09/09/09 17:35:54 IF
09/09/09 17:35:56 THE
09/09/09 17:35:57 ADMINISTRATION HAD AGREED TO
09/09/09 17:35:58 WHATEVER THE LATEST UNIONS'
09/09/09 17:35:59 REQUESTS WERE?
09/09/09 17:36:02 DO YOU HAVE
09/09/09 17:36:07 A SENSE?
09/09/09 17:36:08 A BALL PARK SENSE?
09/09/09 17:36:11 >> MS. WISE: I'M NOT SURE, BUT
09/09/09 17:36:13 WE WOULD HAVE TO REDUCE AND
09/09/09 17:36:13 MAKE CUTS ACCORDINGLY.
09/09/09 17:36:15 I WANT TO MAKE SURE.
09/09/09 17:36:17 I'M NOT IN ALL THE
09/09/09 17:36:17 NEGOTIATIONS.
09/09/09 17:36:19 I DON'T KNOW THE LAST OFFER ON
09/09/09 17:36:19 THE TABLE.
09/09/09 17:36:22 IF IT WAS $1 OR UP TO $1
09/09/09 17:36:24 MILLION, WE WOULD REQUIRE TO
09/09/09 17:36:27 ADJUST THE BUDGET
09/09/09 17:36:28 ACCORDINGLY.
09/09/09 17:36:29 >> I UNDERSTAND THAT.
09/09/09 17:36:32 I
09/09/09 17:36:33 WAS CURIOUS ABOUT THE DOLLAR
09/09/09 17:36:33 AMOUNT.
09/09/09 17:36:45 >>
09/09/09 17:36:48 DARRELL SMITH, CHIEF
09/09/09 17:36:48 OF
09/09/09 17:36:48 STAFF.
09/09/09 17:36:50 IF IT IS PROJECTED TO COST $12
09/09/09 17:36:51 MILLION IN THE GENERAL FUND TO
09/09/09 17:36:54 SUPPORT EACH OF THE
09/09/09 17:36:55 UNIONS.
09/09/09 17:36:58 >> FOR THE THREE OF THEM?
09/09/09 17:36:59 >> DARRELL: FOR THE GENERAL
09/09/09 17:36:59 FUND.
09/09/09 17:37:02 >> AS OPPOSED
09/09/09 17:37:06 TO THE OTHER
09/09/09 17:37:06 FUNDS?
09/09/09 17:37:07 >> > DARRELL: RIGHT.
09/09/09 17:37:09 KIMBERLY CAN GIVE YOU THE
09/09/09 17:37:09 NUMBER FOR THE ENTERPRISE FUND.
09/09/09 17:37:21 >> >
09/09/09 17:37:24 KIMBERLY CRUM: THE
09/09/09 17:37:27 INFORMATION WE PROVIDED
09/09/09 17:37:27 EARLIER.
09/09/09 17:37:28 BEFORE NEGOTIATIONS STARTED
09/09/09 17:37:30 THIS YEAR BACK IN APRIL, WE
09/09/09 17:37:32 GAVE YOU AN IDEA OF THE STEPS
09/09/09 17:37:33 ALONE WOULD COST.
09/09/09 17:37:36 WE HAVE COSTS OF
09/09/09 17:37:37 THAT.
09/09/09 17:37:39 IT IS ABOUT $4.4 MILLION IF I
09/09/09 17:37:39 RECALL CORRECTLY.
09/09/09 17:37:42 AS FAR AS TOTALS THE COST OF
09/09/09 17:37:42 LIVING ADJUSTMENTS AND SO
09/09/09 17:37:45 FORTH, I HAVE
09/09/09 17:37:47 TO RELY ON THE
09/09/09 17:37:47 $12 MILLION.
09/09/09 17:37:48 >> OKAY.
09/09/09 17:37:50 IN REGARDS TO THE STEPS, THAT
09/09/09 17:37:53 IS WHERE THE IMPASSE
09/09/09 17:37:55 IS AT THIS
09/09/09 17:37:55 POINT?
09/09/09 17:37:58 YOUR LATEST
09/09/09 17:37:58 NUMBER IS IN THE $4
09/09/09 17:37:59 MILLION RANGE?
09/09/09 17:38:00 >> KIMBERLY: $4.4 MILLION AS I
09/09/09 17:38:00 RECALL.
09/09/09 17:38:01 >> THANK YOU.
09/09/09 17:38:04 >> Mr. Scott: THANK YOU.
09/09/09 17:38:04 COUNCILMEMBER CHARLIE MIRANDA.
09/09/09 17:38:07 >> Mr.
09/09/09 17:38:09 Miranda: THANK YOU, MR.
09/09/09 17:38:09 CHAIRMAN.
09/09/09 17:38:11 IN REVIEWING THE REMARKS MADE
09/09/09 17:38:13 BY BONNIE WISE IN THE LAST
09/09/09 17:38:15 THREE YEARS, THE SUMS OF THE
09/09/09 17:38:15 TOTALS ARE $91 MILLION.
09/09/09 17:38:21 AND
09/09/09 17:38:24 THIS GOVERNMENT AND
09/09/09 17:38:25 NO
09/09/09 17:38:25 GOVERNMENT HAS RESERVATIONS OF
09/09/09 17:38:26 THE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN.
09/09/09 17:38:28 THIS WILL NOT CHANGE IN SIX
09/09/09 17:38:29 MONTHS.
09/09/09 17:38:30 I'M NOT AN EXPERT, BUT I SPEAK
09/09/09 17:38:31 TO YOU FROM THE HEART.
09/09/09 17:38:33 THIS IS NOT GOING TO CHANGE IN
09/09/09 17:38:34 A YEAR.
09/09/09 17:38:37 THIS IS NOT GOING TO CHANGE
09/09/09 17:38:38 IN
09/09/09 17:38:38 TWO YEARS.
09/09/09 17:38:41 I THINK
09/09/09 17:38:44 THIS IS A FIVE-YEAR
09/09/09 17:38:44 PLUS WORKOUT.
09/09/09 17:38:47 I FIRMLY BELIEVE
09/09/09 17:38:47 THAT NEXT
09/09/09 17:38:49 YEAR, YOU WILL BE LOOKING AT
09/09/09 17:38:51 $30 MILLION OR UP TO $45
09/09/09 17:38:54 MILLION EXTRA
09/09/09 17:38:56 BECAUSE YOU HIT
09/09/09 17:38:57 THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG MS.
09/09/09 17:38:59 WISE, WHEN YOU SAID COMMERCIAL.
09/09/09 17:39:02 THERE WILL BE OVER $1
09/09/09 17:39:05 TRILLION
09/09/09 17:39:06 COMING DOWN IN COMMERCIAL
09/09/09 17:39:07 REALLY REAL ESTATE.
09/09/09 17:39:09 IF THAT IS THE CASE, YOU WILL
09/09/09 17:39:10 HAVE A --REAL ESTATE.
09/09/09 17:39:13 IF THAT IS
09/09/09 17:39:15 THE CASE, YOU WILL
09/09/09 17:39:17 HAVE A LONG-TERM BASE TAX
09/09/09 17:39:17 COLLECTION.
09/09/09 17:39:19 SO, TO THE GOOD BROTHERS AND
09/09/09 17:39:21 SISTERS THAT BELONG TO ALL OF
09/09/09 17:39:24 THESE FREE UNIONS
09/09/09 17:39:26 AND THE CITY
09/09/09 17:39:28 EMPLOYEES, THIS IS NO LONGER
09/09/09 17:39:28 ABOUT "I."
09/09/09 17:39:30 THIS IS ABOUT "WE."
09/09/09 17:39:33 WHAT ARE WE GO TO
09/09/09 17:39:34 DO TO SOLVE
09/09/09 17:39:34 THE PROBLEM?
09/09/09 17:39:37 NOT ONLY US, BUT THE
09/09/09 17:39:37 GOVERNMENT
09/09/09 17:39:39 EMPLOYEES AND ALL OF THE OTHER
09/09/09 17:39:41 EMPLOYEES THAT BELONG TO THE
09/09/09 17:39:41 UNIONS.
09/09/09 17:39:44 THEY HAVE TO SIT DOWN
09/09/09 17:39:45 AND WORK
09/09/09 17:39:45 TOGETHER.
09/09/09 17:39:46 IF I SEE THIS COMING, THEY
09/09/09 17:39:49 SHOULD ALSO SEE IT COMING.
09/09/09 17:39:51 IF I SEE THESE THINGS COMING
09/09/09 17:39:53 NOW, WHERE NEXT YEAR, YOU WILL
09/09/09 17:39:54 HAVE AN ADDITIONAL DEFICIT.
09/09/09 17:39:56 YOU CANNOT CONTINUE TO HAVE A
09/09/09 17:39:57 DEFICIT.
09/09/09 17:39:58 YOU CANNOT CONTINUE TO HAVE
09/09/09 17:39:59 RAISES.
09/09/09 17:40:01 IT IS LOGICAL YOU DON'T HAVE IT
09/09/09 17:40:03 AND YOU CANNOT GIVE IT.
09/09/09 17:40:05 IF IT CONTINUES THIS WAY, THE
09/09/09 17:40:08 PUBLIC IS GOING TO GET
09/09/09 17:40:08 SHORT
09/09/09 17:40:09 CHANGED ON SERVICES.
09/09/09 17:40:12 I'M AFRAID TO
09/09/09 17:40:13 SAY THERE WILL BE
09/09/09 17:40:14 LARGER CUTS NEXT YEAR.
09/09/09 17:40:16 AS FAR AS PERSONNEL AND
09/09/09 17:40:16 SERVICES.
09/09/09 17:40:19 I DON'T
09/09/09 17:40:21 WANT TO SEE THAT.
09/09/09 17:40:23 I REALLY BELIEVE THAT STRONG
09/09/09 17:40:25 LEADERSHIP CAN GET US THROUGH
09/09/09 17:40:26 THIS.
09/09/09 17:40:28 I BELIEVE THAT THE GOOD
09/09/09 17:40:29 BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF THE
09/09/09 17:40:31 CITY DO AN OUTSTANDING JOB FOR
09/09/09 17:40:33 THE CITIZENS AND SHOULD LOOK AT
09/09/09 17:40:34 THEMSELVES AND LOOK AT WHAT
09/09/09 17:40:37 THEY EARN AND MAYBE
09/09/09 17:40:38 COME TO A
09/09/09 17:40:39 CONSENSUS AND GIVE BACK SO NONE
09/09/09 17:40:40 OF THEM ARE LAID OFF.
09/09/09 17:40:42 THAT WILL BE A TRAGEDY.
09/09/09 17:40:45 THANK YOU, MR.
09/09/09 17:40:46 CHAIRMAN.
09/09/09 17:40:49 >>
09/09/09 17:40:52 Mr. Scott: THANK K YOU.
09/09/09 17:40:53 COUNCIL MEMBER.
09/09/09 17:40:56 >> Mr. Caetano: I WILL RESERVE
09/09/09 17:40:58 MY COMMENTS UNTIL AFTER WE
09/09/09 17:41:00 CLOSE THE BUDGET HEARING.
09/09/09 17:41:01 I HAVE ONE THING TO SAY.
09/09/09 17:41:04 I DID
09/09/09 17:41:07 HAVE ONE OTHER
09/09/09 17:41:08 QUESTION
09/09/09 17:41:08 FOR BONNIE.
09/09/09 17:41:11 SPENCER RAISED THE
09/09/09 17:41:12 ISSUE OF $31
09/09/09 17:41:13 MILLION OF SALARIES AND
09/09/09 17:41:13 BENEFITS.
09/09/09 17:41:14 THAT IS A GOOD NUMBER.
09/09/09 17:41:16 JUST GET RID OF IT AND WE CAN
09/09/09 17:41:19 ALL GET OUT OF HERE AND BE
09/09/09 17:41:19 HAPPY.
09/09/09 17:41:22 I HAVE A FEELING IT WILL NOT
09/09/09 17:41:23 BE
09/09/09 17:41:24 THAT EASY.
09/09/09 17:41:26 CAN YOU HELP US OUT.
09/09/09 17:41:29 >> MS. WISE: I MENTIONED WE
09/09/09 17:41:29 TOOK STEPS.
09/09/09 17:41:32 >> Mr. Scott: STATE YOUR NAME
09/09/09 17:41:33 FOR THE RECORD.
09/09/09 17:41:36 REMIND US TO
09/09/09 17:41:37 STATE YOUR NAME
09/09/09 17:41:40 BEFORE YOU SPEAK.
09/09/09 17:41:42 THAT HELPS THE TELEVISION
09/09/09 17:41:42 PEOPLE.
09/09/09 17:41:44 >> BONNIE WISE, DIRECTOR OF
09/09/09 17:41:45 REVENUE AND FINANCE.
09/09/09 17:41:48 SORRY.
09/09/09 17:41:49 I LOST MY TRAIN OF THOUGHT.
09/09/09 17:41:50 $31 MILLION.
09/09/09 17:41:52 WE HAVE TAKEN STEPS THROUGHOUT
09/09/09 17:41:54 THE LAST FEW YEARS, AS YOU
09/09/09 17:41:55 KNOW, FOR COST CUTTING.
09/09/09 17:41:58 WHAT WE HAVE DONE IN
09/09/09 17:41:59 THOSE
09/09/09 17:42:00 THINGS, LIKE THE CONSOLIDATION
09/09/09 17:42:03 AND NOT PURCHASING VEHICLES AND
09/09/09 17:42:04 DOING BUSINESS DIFFERENTLY.
09/09/09 17:42:05 SAVINGS ON EXPENSES.
09/09/09 17:42:07 WE ADDED TO OUR FUND BALANCE.
09/09/09 17:42:10 WE HAVE TAKEN STEPS TO ADD
09/09/09 17:42:10 TO
09/09/09 17:42:12 OUR FUND BALANCE SO THEN WE
09/09/09 17:42:15 HAVE THE ABILITY TO USE SOME OF
09/09/09 17:42:17 IT TO BALANCE THE BUDGET.
09/09/09 17:42:20 DO I LIKE HAVING TO USE $31
09/09/09 17:42:22 MILLION TO BALANCE THIS BUDGET
09/09/09 17:42:23 FROM THE FUND BALANCE?
09/09/09 17:42:23 NO.
09/09/09 17:42:25 I WOULD MUCH PREFER TO BE ABLE
09/09/09 17:42:27 TO BALANCE OUR BUDGET WITHOUT
09/09/09 17:42:28 HAVING TO DO THAT.
09/09/09 17:42:31 HOWEVER, WE HAD A $51
09/09/09 17:42:31 MILLION
09/09/09 17:42:33 DEFICIT THAT WE HAD TO
09/09/09 17:42:33 OVERCOME.
09/09/09 17:42:34 SO, WE WERE FORTUNATE ENOUGH
09/09/09 17:42:37 THAT OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS,
09/09/09 17:42:39 WE HAVE DONE MANY COST SAVING
09/09/09 17:42:40 MEASURES TO INCREASE OUR FUND
09/09/09 17:42:42 BALANCE AND GET IT TO A LEVEL
09/09/09 17:42:44 WHERE WE WERE STILL FISCALLY
09/09/09 17:42:44 SOUND AND PRUDENT.
09/09/09 17:42:46 WHERE WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO
09/09/09 17:42:47 USE SOME OF IT.
09/09/09 17:42:50 NEXT YEAR, A
09/09/09 17:42:52 YEAR FROM NOW, AS
09/09/09 17:42:55 WE STAND HERE, THAT WILL NOT
09/09/09 17:42:55 BE
09/09/09 17:42:56 AVAILABLE AND EASY.
09/09/09 17:42:59 WE WILL NOT ONLY DO
09/09/09 17:43:01 COST SAVING
09/09/09 17:43:01 MEASURES.
09/09/09 17:43:03 WE ELIMINATED POSITIONS AND
09/09/09 17:43:04 THAT ADDS TO VALUE.
09/09/09 17:43:06 AS SOMEBODY LEAVES AND WE DON'T
09/09/09 17:43:08 FILL THE POSITION, IT ADDS TO
09/09/09 17:43:09 FUND BALANCE.
09/09/09 17:43:11 EVERYTHING WE DO.
09/09/09 17:43:14 WHETHER IT IS $1,000
09/09/09 17:43:15 OR UP TO
09/09/09 17:43:16 $100,000, WE USE THAT BALANCE.
09/09/09 17:43:19 ARE WE USING IT FOR SALARIES
09/09/09 17:43:20 AND BENEFITS ONLY?
09/09/09 17:43:21 OF COURSE NOT.
09/09/09 17:43:24 WE ARE USING
09/09/09 17:43:26 IT TO GET THE
09/09/09 17:43:27 BALANCED BUDGET BEFORE YOU.
09/09/09 17:43:30 >> Mr. Caetano: THE OTHER PART
09/09/09 17:43:31 OF THE EQUATION YOU EXPLAINED
09/09/09 17:43:33 TO US IN THE PAST, BUT IT IS
09/09/09 17:43:35 CRITICAL TO HEAR AGAIN TONIGHT.
09/09/09 17:43:38 THE INCREASE IN THE PENSION
09/09/09 17:43:39 COSTS AND HEALTH INSURANCE
09/09/09 17:43:39 COSTS.
09/09/09 17:43:42 THESE ARE FIXED
09/09/09 17:43:44 OBLIGATIONS
09/09/09 17:43:46 THAT WE DON'T HAVE ANY
09/09/09 17:43:46 DISCRETION ABOUT?
09/09/09 17:43:49 >> MS. WISE: THE MENTION
09/09/09 17:43:51 INCREASE IS OVER $10 MILLION.
09/09/09 17:43:52 THAT IS NOT A ONE-TIME MATTER.
09/09/09 17:43:54 THIS IS GOING TO BE OVER
09/09/09 17:43:54 MULTIPLE YEARS.
09/09/09 17:43:57 WE ARE GOING TO BE LIVING WITH
09/09/09 17:43:58 THAT BIG INCREASE IN PENSION.
09/09/09 17:44:00 WE HAD INCREASE IN HEALTH
09/09/09 17:44:01 INSURANCE AS WELL.
09/09/09 17:44:03 IT HAS IMPACTED THE EMPLOYEES
09/09/09 17:44:03 AND THE CITY.
09/09/09 17:44:05 SO, THESE ARE SOME OF THE
09/09/09 17:44:07 THINGS WHERE I SHOWED YOU ON
09/09/09 17:44:10 THE BENEFITS CHART WHERE THE
09/09/09 17:44:13 BIGGER TOP PART WAS GROWING,
09/09/09 17:44:14 ALTHOUGH THE SALARIES PART WAS
09/09/09 17:44:15 MAINTAINING STATIC.
09/09/09 17:44:16 WE WERE NOT HAVING ANY RAISES.
09/09/09 17:44:19 ALTHOUGH WE WERE REDUCING THE
09/09/09 17:44:20 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES.
09/09/09 17:44:22 WE HAVE FEWER EMPLOYEES, BUT
09/09/09 17:44:24 THE WHOLE BENEFITS COST IS
09/09/09 17:44:24 INCREASING.
09/09/09 17:44:25 IT IS A VERY DIFFICULT
09/09/09 17:44:26 SITUATION AND ONE THAT I THINK
09/09/09 17:44:28 WE ARE GOING TO BE FACED WITH
09/09/09 17:44:32 FOR
09/09/09 17:44:32 SOME TIME.
09/09/09 17:44:34 >> Mr. Caetano: THANK YOU.
09/09/09 17:44:34 >> Mr. Scott: COUNCILMEMBER
09/09/09 17:44:34 MARY MULHERN.
09/09/09 17:44:38 >> Ms. Mulhern:
09/09/09 17:44:38 THANK YOU.
09/09/09 17:44:41 I HAVE A FEW
09/09/09 17:44:41 QUESTIONS.
09/09/09 17:44:45 ARE THERE PLANS FOR
09/09/09 17:44:46 ANY LAYOFFS
09/09/09 17:44:46 AT THIS POINT?
09/09/09 17:44:49 ARE YOU
09/09/09 17:44:51 ANTICIPATING LAYOFFS IN
09/09/09 17:44:51 THE FISCAL YEAR 2010?
09/09/09 17:44:54 >> MS. WISE: WE HAVE DONE THE
09/09/09 17:44:56 LAYOFFS TO GET TO THE BALANCED
09/09/09 17:44:57 BUDGET.
09/09/09 17:44:59 THE PEOPLE HAVE HAD THEIR 90-
09/09/09 17:45:00 DAY NOTICE.
09/09/09 17:45:03 EVERYBODY HAS LEFT OR IS IN THE
09/09/09 17:45:03 90-DAY PERIOD.
09/09/09 17:45:05 THOSE ARE THE LAYOFFS WE HAVE
09/09/09 17:45:05 DONE.
09/09/09 17:45:08 WHEN WE START
09/09/09 17:45:09 THE BUDGET
09/09/09 17:45:10 PROCESS, HOPEFULLY QUESTION
09/09/09 17:45:12 TAKE A FEW --HOPEFULLY WE CAN
09/09/09 17:45:14 TAKE A FEW MONTHS OFF.
09/09/09 17:45:17 WE WILL LOOK
09/09/09 17:45:18 IN JANUARY OVER
09/09/09 17:45:18 2011.
09/09/09 17:45:20 FOR YOUR BALANCED BUDGET OF
09/09/09 17:45:23 FISCAL YEAR 2010, EVERYBODY HAS
09/09/09 17:45:23 BEEN NOTIFIED.
09/09/09 17:45:25 WE ELIMINATED THE VACANT
09/09/09 17:45:25 POSITIONS AND THE POSITIONS
09/09/09 17:45:27 THAT ARE FILLED.
09/09/09 17:45:28 THOSE STEPS HAVE BEEN TAKEN.
09/09/09 17:45:30 >> Ms. Mulhern: OKAY.
09/09/09 17:45:31 THAT IS GOOD TO HEAR.
09/09/09 17:45:34 I WONDER
09/09/09 17:45:37 IF YOU COULD, YOU
09/09/09 17:45:40 KNOW, GIVE ME SOME
09/09/09 17:45:40 ASSURANCE
09/09/09 17:45:40 THAT.
09/09/09 17:45:43 I KNOW THAT FIRE AND POLICE
09/09/09 17:45:45 PENSION FUND HAS A BOARD OF
09/09/09 17:45:46 DIRECTORS.
09/09/09 17:45:48 THREE OF THOSE ARE CITY
09/09/09 17:45:48 EMPLOYEES.
09/09/09 17:45:51 I WOULD LIKE
09/09/09 17:45:53 TO HEAR THAT THEY
09/09/09 17:45:55 WILL HAVE MORE INPUT OVER THE
09/09/09 17:45:56 INVESTMENT STRATEGY OR HEAR
09/09/09 17:45:57 WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH THAT.
09/09/09 17:45:59 MAYBE YOU COULD TELL ME SINCE
09/09/09 17:46:02 THE LAST TIME I LOOKED
09/09/09 17:46:03 AT IT A
09/09/09 17:46:06 FEW MONTHS AGO, SEVERAL
09/09/09 17:46:07 MONTHS
09/09/09 17:46:09 AGO, IT WAS HEAVILY INVESTED IN
09/09/09 17:46:09 EQUITIES.
09/09/09 17:46:12 IN THE REALLY BAD DOWNTURN,
09/09/09 17:46:14 THEY LOST A LOT OF MONEY.
09/09/09 17:46:15 LIKE $600 MILLION OR MORE.
09/09/09 17:46:17 ALMOST AS MUCH AS THE WHOLE
09/09/09 17:46:17 CITY BUDGET.
09/09/09 17:46:19 IT HAS GONE BACK UP A LOT.
09/09/09 17:46:22 I DON'T KNOW IF
09/09/09 17:46:23 YOU HAVE THAT
09/09/09 17:46:23 MONEY.
09/09/09 17:46:26 HOPEFULLY THAT WOULD BE
09/09/09 17:46:27 REASSURING FOR US TO HEAR.
09/09/09 17:46:30 BECAUSE OF YOUR
09/09/09 17:46:33 APPROACH IN OUR
09/09/09 17:46:33 GENERAL EMPLOYEES PENSION FUND
09/09/09 17:46:35 HAS BEEN MORE CONSERVATIVE, IT
09/09/09 17:46:36 WOULD BE GOOD IF THE CITY
09/09/09 17:46:39 EMPLOYEES WHO ARE
09/09/09 17:46:41 ON THAT BOARD
09/09/09 17:46:41 OF DIRECTORS WOULD GET
09/09/09 17:46:44 DIRECTION TO REALLY KEEP AN
09/09/09 17:46:45 EYE
09/09/09 17:46:46 ON HOW THAT ASSET ALLOCATION
09/09/09 17:46:49 AND THE POLICE AND FIRE PENSION
09/09/09 17:46:49 FUND.
09/09/09 17:46:52 THA T DOES COME OUT
09/09/09 17:46:53 OF BOTH OUR
09/09/09 17:46:55 TAXPAYER MONEY AND
09/09/09 17:46:57 CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE RANK AND
09/09/09 17:46:57 FILE.
09/09/09 17:46:59 YOU KNOW, WHEN WE LOOK AT THOSE
09/09/09 17:47:02 PROJECTIONS IN THE
09/09/09 17:47:02 FUTURE, IT
09/09/09 17:47:05 MAKES A
09/09/09 17:47:07 LOT OF DIFFERENCE HOW
09/09/09 17:47:07 THE FUND IS INVESTED.
09/09/09 17:47:10 >> MS. WISE: THERE ARE THREE
09/09/09 17:47:11 CITY EMPLOYEES ON THAT BOARD,
09/09/09 17:47:12 AS YOU MENTIONED.
09/09/09 17:47:15 THEIR MEETINGS ARE ALL IN THE
09/09/09 17:47:15 SUNSHINE.
09/09/09 17:47:16 THEY HAVE NOTICE MEETINGS.
09/09/09 17:47:18 THEY POST THEIR MINUTES.
09/09/09 17:47:21 I BELIEVE I DISTRIBUTE TO YOU
09/09/09 17:47:24 WHEN I RECEIVE THEM, THE
09/09/09 17:47:25 MONTHLY, SOMETIMES MONTHLY, IF
09/09/09 17:47:26 NOT QUARTERLY, THE INVESTMENT
09/09/09 17:47:27 OUTLOOK ON THE GENERAL
09/09/09 17:47:28 EMPLOYEES AND THE POLICE AND
09/09/09 17:47:29 FIRE.
09/09/09 17:47:30 YOU HAD ASKED ME THAT BEFORE.
09/09/09 17:47:33 WE DO SEND THAT TO
09/09/09 17:47:33 YOU
09/09/09 17:47:34 ELECTRONICALLY.
09/09/09 17:47:35 I DON'T RECALL WHAT THE
09/09/09 17:47:36 INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN
09/09/09 17:47:37 THIS YEAR.
09/09/09 17:47:40 AS I RECALL, IT HAS
09/09/09 17:47:40 BEEN UP
09/09/09 17:47:40 CONSIDERABLY.
09/09/09 17:47:43 >> Ms. Mulhern: I KNOW THE
09/09/09 17:47:44 MARKET HAS GONE UP SOMEWHAT.
09/09/09 17:47:48 I WOULD LIKE
09/09/09 17:47:50 TO SEE THAT
09/09/09 17:47:52 ALLOCATION NOT BE SO HEAVILY IN
09/09/09 17:47:52 STOCKS.
09/09/09 17:47:53 AS COUNCILMEMBER CHARLIE
09/09/09 17:47:55 MIRANDA HAS BEEN SAYING, NONE
09/09/09 17:47:57 OF US HAVE A CRYSTAL BALL.
09/09/09 17:48:00 IF WE HAVE A
09/09/09 17:48:02 FAIR AMOUNT
09/09/09 17:48:02 INVESTED CONSERVATIVELY, WE
09/09/09 17:48:04 WILL NOT BE SURPRISED.
09/09/09 17:48:05 THANK YOU FOR THAT.
09/09/09 17:48:08 I'LL GO BACK AND LOOK
09/09/09 17:48:10 THOSE
09/09/09 17:48:11 OVER IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF
09/09/09 17:48:11 WEEKS.
09/09/09 17:48:14 I GUESS I HAD A
09/09/09 17:48:17 COUPLE OF
09/09/09 17:48:17 QUESTIONS.
09/09/09 17:48:20 MAYBE
09/09/09 17:48:23 THESE WOULD BE FOR
09/09/09 17:48:26 MR. --
09/09/09 17:48:29 --
09/09/09 17:48:32 THESE
09/09/09 17:48:35 WOULD BE FOR MR.
09/09/09 17:48:35 STEVE DAIGNAULT.
09/09/09 17:48:37 >> STEVE DAIGNAULT, PUBLIC
09/09/09 17:48:37 SERVICES.
09/09/09 17:48:40 >> Ms. Mulhern: WE
09/09/09 17:48:41 RECEIVED THE
09/09/09 17:48:42 GREAT FLEET MANAGEMENT STUDY.
09/09/09 17:48:45 I WAS IMPRESSED
09/09/09 17:48:47 FOR THE
09/09/09 17:48:48 REPLACEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS.
09/09/09 17:48:51 THEY WERE A LONG-TERM
09/09/09 17:48:51 PROJECT.
09/09/09 17:48:54 THEY WOULD REQUIRE US TO
09/09/09 17:48:57 ACTUALLY FIGURE OUT WAYS TO
09/09/09 17:48:58 FINANCE REPLACEMENT ON A MORE
09/09/09 17:48:58 REGULAR BASIS.
09/09/09 17:49:01 I'M WONDERING, I
09/09/09 17:49:03 DID SEE IN
09/09/09 17:49:05 HERE THERE WAS A FAIR AMOUNT
09/09/09 17:49:06 ALLOCATED FOR FLEET MANAGEMENT.
09/09/09 17:49:07 I JUST WANTED TO KNOW.
09/09/09 17:49:10 ARE WE GOING TO TAKE THE
09/09/09 17:49:10 RECOMMENDATIONS?
09/09/09 17:49:13 IS THAT PART
09/09/09 17:49:16 OF THIS BUDGET
09/09/09 17:49:16 TO
09/09/09 17:49:17 TAKE THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT
09/09/09 17:49:19 WOULD SAVE US $26 MILLION OVER
09/09/09 17:49:22 FIVE YEARS IF WE FOLLOWED
09/09/09 17:49:25 THE
09/09/09 17:49:26 REPLACEMENT STANDARDS THAT THEY
09/09/09 17:49:26 CAME UP WITH?
09/09/09 17:49:28 >> MR. DAIGNAULT: WE HAVE
09/09/09 17:49:29 LISTENED TO THEM AND DRAFTED
09/09/09 17:49:31 THE REPORT ON THE SECOND PART
09/09/09 17:49:31 OF THE REPORT.
09/09/09 17:49:33 WE HAVE NOT MADE A
09/09/09 17:49:36 DETERMINATION ON HOW WE WILL
09/09/09 17:49:36 MOVE FORWARD YET.
09/09/09 17:49:37 WE HAVE TO COME BACK AND TALK
09/09/09 17:49:38 TO THE COUNCIL ABOUT THAT.
09/09/09 17:49:41 THERE ARE A NUMBER OF WAYS
09/09/09 17:49:42 IN
09/09/09 17:49:42 THERE.
09/09/09 17:49:44 THIS IS NOT A SIMPLE THING TO
09/09/09 17:49:44 EXPLAIN.
09/09/09 17:49:45 HOW WE TRANSITION FROM THE WAY
09/09/09 17:49:49 WE HAVE BEEN DOING IT TO
09/09/09 17:49:49 THE
09/09/09 17:49:50 NEW WAY IN CONSIDERING WHAT WE
09/09/09 17:49:52 HAVE DONE OVER LAST TWO YEARS
09/09/09 17:49:55 WHICH IS EXTEND THE LIFE
09/09/09 17:49:55 OF
09/09/09 17:49:57 MANY OF OUR FLEET VEHICLES, WE
09/09/09 17:49:58 HAVE A LOT OF THINGS TO
09/09/09 17:50:01 CONSIDER BEFORE WE COME UP WITH
09/09/09 17:50:02 THE PLAN AND SUGGESTED WAY
09/09/09 17:50:02 FORWARD.
09/09/09 17:50:05 AT THIS POINT, WHAT IS
09/09/09 17:50:06 IN THE
09/09/09 17:50:09 BUDGET IS BASICALLY A VERY
09/09/09 17:50:10 MINIMAL PURCHASE OF SOME
09/09/09 17:50:10 VEHICLES.
09/09/09 17:50:12 WE HAVEN'T GOTTEN INTO THE NEW
09/09/09 17:50:13 PROCESS YET.
09/09/09 17:50:16 >> Ms. Mulhern: THE WHOLE POINT
09/09/09 17:50:17 IS YOU SHOULDN'T BE EXTENDING
09/09/09 17:50:18 THE LIFE.
09/09/09 17:50:20 IT ENDS UP COSTING YOU MORE
09/09/09 17:50:20 DOING THAT.
09/09/09 17:50:23 HOPEFULLY, WE WILL TAKE THOSE
09/09/09 17:50:25 GREAT RECOMMENDATIONS WE PAID A
09/09/09 17:50:26 LOT FOR THE STUDY.
09/09/09 17:50:29 I HOPE WE IMPLEMENT THEM
09/09/09 17:50:29 TO THE
09/09/09 17:50:32 BEST OF OUR ABILITY.
09/09/09 17:50:34 THAT IS JUST A HUGE SAVINGS.
09/09/09 17:50:37 >> MR. DAIGNAULT: WE
09/09/09 17:50:38 ARE DEEP
09/09/09 17:50:40 IN THE THROES OF THE STUDY.
09/09/09 17:50:42 THAT HAS TAKEN A WHILE TO DO
09/09/09 17:50:43 THAT.
09/09/09 17:50:44 WE ARE FOCUSING ON REDUCING THE
09/09/09 17:50:45 FLEET RIGHT NOW.
09/09/09 17:50:47 >> Ms. Mulhern: HOPE NULLLY YOU
09/09/09 17:50:49 WILL GET --HOPEFULLY YOU WILL
09/09/09 17:50:49 GET THAT DONE SOON.
09/09/09 17:50:52 I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS FOR YOU
09/09/09 17:50:53 OR MR. METCALF.
09/09/09 17:50:56 I SAW HE WAS
09/09/09 17:50:56 IN THE AUDIENCE.
09/09/09 17:50:59 I KNOW THE SUNSET
09/09/09 17:51:00 MARK
09/09/09 17:51:00 NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION.
09/09/09 17:51:03 THEY HAVE BEEN CONCERNED
09/09/09 17:51:03 ABOUT
09/09/09 17:51:04 THE SAN CARLOS PUMPING STATION
09/09/09 17:51:07 AND ALL THE PROBLEMS IT HAS HAD
09/09/09 17:51:07 AND THE WORKING DONE.
09/09/09 17:51:10 I WONDERED
09/09/09 17:51:11 IF THAT IS SOMETHING
09/09/09 17:51:13 WHERE IN HERE.
09/09/09 17:51:15 IF THERE IS MONEY ALLOCATED FOR
09/09/09 17:51:18 THAT
09/09/09 17:51:21 AND WHAT THE PLANS
09/09/09 17:51:24 ARE
09/09/09 17:51:25 FOR
09/09/09 17:51:25 THAT.
09/09/09 17:51:25 I'M NOT SURE.
09/09/09 17:51:27 THAT IS WHY.
09/09/09 17:51:28 THEY WEREN'T SURE WHAT WAS
09/09/09 17:51:28 HAPPENING.
09/09/09 17:51:30 THEY JUST SAID THEY SAW A LOT
09/09/09 17:51:31 OF WORK HAPPENING AND THEY
09/09/09 17:51:34 THOUGHT THERE WERE A LOT OF
09/09/09 17:51:35 PROBLEMS WITH IT.
09/09/09 17:51:38 THEY DID NOT
09/09/09 17:51:41 KNOW
09/09/09 17:51:44 WHAT THE PLAN
09/09/09 17:51:45 WAS.
09/09/09 17:51:47 >> RALPH METCALF, WASTEWATER
09/09/09 17:51:47 DIRECTOR.
09/09/09 17:51:50 WE HAVE HAD SEVERAL LARGE PUMPS
09/09/09 17:51:51 THAT HAVE TAKEN MAINTENANCE.
09/09/09 17:51:54 SOME OF THAT HAS BEEN DONE
09/09/09 17:51:56 UNDER EMERGENCY REPAIRS.
09/09/09 17:51:59 IF WE DON'T HAVE BACK UP PUMPS
09/09/09 17:52:01 THERE, WE ARE IN BIG TROUBLE.
09/09/09 17:52:02 WE HAVE IT UNDER CONTROL.
09/09/09 17:52:04 WE HAVE OF THE THREE PUMPS IN
09/09/09 17:52:07 THERE, WE HAVE
09/09/09 17:52:08 ONE MORE TO DO
09/09/09 17:52:09 SOME WORK ON.
09/09/09 17:52:10 YES, WE HAVE IT UNDER CONTROL.
09/09/09 17:52:13 THERE ARE
09/09/09 17:52:15 CRANES AND THINGS OUT
09/09/09 17:52:15 THERE.
09/09/09 17:52:18 IT HAS NEVER BEEN
09/09/09 17:52:20 A DISASTER,
09/09/09 17:52:22 BUT WE ARE WORKING DILIGENTLY,
09/09/09 17:52:22 BUT WE ARE WORKING WITH THE
09/09/09 17:52:22 SUPPLIERS.
09/09/09 17:52:25 >> Ms. Mulhern: THIS IS ALL
09/09/09 17:52:26 ABOUT REPAIRING THREE PUMPS AND
09/09/09 17:52:30 ARE YOU ON THE THIRD ONE --
09/09/09 17:52:32 YOU ARE ON THE THIRD ONE?
09/09/09 17:52:33 >> MR. METCALF: YES.
09/09/09 17:52:36 >> Ms. Mulhern: THEY
09/09/09 17:52:36 WILL
09/09/09 17:52:37 INVITE YOU TO A MEETING.
09/09/09 17:52:40 >> MR. METCALF: I CAN'T WAIT.
09/09/09 17:52:43 [ LAUGHTER ]
09/09/09 17:52:43 >> Mr. Scott:
09/09/09 17:52:44 COUNCILMEMBER JOSEPH CAETANO.
09/09/09 17:52:46 >> Mr. Caetano: MR. DAIGNAULT,
09/09/09 17:52:47 DON'T SIT DOWN, PLEASE.
09/09/09 17:52:50 ARE YOU AWARE OF THE
09/09/09 17:52:52 BIDS THAT
09/09/09 17:52:55 JUST CAME
09/09/09 17:52:58 IN FOR THE REMODELING
09/09/09 17:53:00 OF DOWNS?
09/09/09 17:53:01 >> MR. DAIGNAULT: YES.
09/09/09 17:53:04 >> Mr.
09/09/09 17:53:05 Caetano: HOW MUCH DO WE
09/09/09 17:53:06 HAVE INVESTED THERE?
09/09/09 17:53:08 >> MR. DAIGNAULT: MAYBE I NEED
09/09/09 17:53:10 TO GET THE WASTEWATER FOLKS UP.
09/09/09 17:53:13 WE HAVE A GOOD
09/09/09 17:53:14 BIT IN WATER AND
09/09/09 17:53:14 WASTEWATER.
09/09/09 17:53:17 OUR
09/09/09 17:53:20 PRICES CAME IN LOW AS WELL.
09/09/09 17:53:20 ABOUT 40% LOWER THAN WE
09/09/09 17:53:20 ANTICIPATED.
09/09/09 17:53:24 >> Mr. Caetano: WHAT
09/09/09 17:53:25 IS IN HERE
09/09/09 17:53:27 --WHAT YOU ARE ALLOCATING IS
09/09/09 17:53:29 NOT WHAT YOU NECESSARILY NEED
09/09/09 17:53:32 FOR THE PROJECT SINCE THE BIDS
09/09/09 17:53:35 HAVE COME IN
09/09/09 17:53:38 ALMOST
09/09/09 17:53:38 50% LOWER
09/09/09 17:53:38 THAN ANTICIPATION?
09/09/09 17:53:41 >> MR. DAIGNAULT: IN THE
09/09/09 17:53:41 ENTERPRISE DEPARTMENT, YES.
09/09/09 17:53:43 >> Mr. Caetano: WE STILL HAVE
09/09/09 17:53:45 MONEY FOR THE BRIDGE TO KNOW
09/09/09 17:53:46 WHERE?
09/09/09 17:53:49 HE KNOWS
09/09/09 17:53:50 THE ONE I'M TALKING
09/09/09 17:53:51 ABOUT.
09/09/09 17:53:54 >> MR. DAIGNAULT: AT THIS
09/09/09 17:53:56 POINT, WE HAVE ENOUGH MONEYS
09/09/09 17:53:57 FOR THAT TRANSPORTATION
09/09/09 17:53:57 PROJECT.
09/09/09 17:53:58 >> Mr. Caetano: THANK YOU.
09/09/09 17:54:01 LET
09/09/09 17:54:02 ME ASK A COUPLE OF
09/09/09 17:54:02 QUESTIONS.
09/09/09 17:54:02 --
09/09/09 17:54:05 >> Mr. Scott: LET
09/09/09 17:54:06 ME ASK A
09/09/09 17:54:06 COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.
09/09/09 17:54:09 MS. WISE, YOU
09/09/09 17:54:12 MAY NEED TO COME
09/09/09 17:54:12 BACK.
09/09/09 17:54:13 ON AMENDMENT ONE, GIVE US THAT
09/09/09 17:54:14 NUMBER AGAIN.
09/09/09 17:54:17 IT IS GOING
09/09/09 17:54:18 BACK TO THE
09/09/09 17:54:20 CITIZENS OR TO HOMEOWNERS.
09/09/09 17:54:23 >> MS. WISE: AMENDMENT
09/09/09 17:54:26 ONE,
09/09/09 17:54:27 REDUCED OUR PROPERTY TAX
09/09/09 17:54:27 VALUES.
09/09/09 17:54:29 THAT CAUSED US TO REDUCE THE
09/09/09 17:54:30 VALUES.
09/09/09 17:54:30 SORRY.
09/09/09 17:54:37 1.5%.
09/09/09 17:54:43 THIS YEAR, OUR VALUES DROPPED
09/09/09 17:54:43 12.6%.
09/09/09 17:54:46 >> Mr.
09/09/09 17:54:46 Scott: I GUESS MY
09/09/09 17:54:48 CONCERN IS OWNING RELATIVE TO
09/09/09 17:54:51 HOW MUCH IS GOING BACK
09/09/09 17:54:52 TO
09/09/09 17:54:55 TAXPAYERS IN TERMS OF AMENDMENT
09/09/09 17:54:55 ONE.
09/09/09 17:54:58 >> MS. WISE: THEY
09/09/09 17:54:59 DOUBLED
09/09/09 17:54:59 THEIR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION.
09/09/09 17:55:00 FROM 25,000 TO 50,000.
09/09/09 17:55:01 >> Mr. Scott: RIGHT.
09/09/09 17:55:01 OKAY.
09/09/09 17:55:07 SO THERE IS RELIEF BASED
09/09/09 17:55:07 ON
09/09/09 17:55:08 AMENDMENT ONE.
09/09/09 17:55:11 THERE MAY BE FURTHER REDUCTIONS
09/09/09 17:55:13 DEPENDING ON WHAT HAPPENS IN
09/09/09 17:55:14 2011.
09/09/09 17:55:16 >> MS. WISE: EXACTLY.
09/09/09 17:55:19 WE REDUCED OUR MILLAGE RATE
09/09/09 17:55:21 10.5% TWO YEARS AGO.
09/09/09 17:55:24 IN
09/09/09 17:55:27 NOVEMBER OF THIS YEAR, IF
09/09/09 17:55:29 THERE ARE THOSE IN THERE, IT
09/09/09 17:55:30 COULD FURTHER REDUCE.
09/09/09 17:55:33 >> Mr. Scott: ARE THERE ANY
09/09/09 17:55:36 FURLOUGHS
09/09/09 17:55:39 IN THIS BUDGET IN
09/09/09 17:55:39 TERMS OF EMPLOYEES?
09/09/09 17:55:42 DID YOU ASK THE
09/09/09 17:55:42 ADMINISTRATION
09/09/09 17:55:45 TO TAKE FURLOUGHS AS
09/09/09 17:55:47 DID THE
09/09/09 17:55:49 SPORTS AUTHORITY AND COUNTY AND
09/09/09 17:55:49 CLERK?
09/09/09 17:55:52 >> MS. WISE: ALL WE ASKED THE
09/09/09 17:55:53 EMPLOYEES DO THIS YEAR IS NOT
09/09/09 17:55:54 TAKE A RAISE.
09/09/09 17:55:57 AND THE UNIONS HAVE NOT
09/09/09 17:55:57 YET
09/09/09 17:55:57 AGREED TO THAT.
09/09/09 17:56:00 >> Mr. Scott: OKAY.
09/09/09 17:56:03 SO THERE ARE NO REDUCTIONS IN
09/09/09 17:56:06 TERMS OF BENEFITS TO
09/09/09 17:56:06 THE
09/09/09 17:56:07 EMPLOYEES IN TERMS OF THE
09/09/09 17:56:08 FURLOUGHS?
09/09/09 17:56:10 >> MS. WISE: WE HAVE NOT
09/09/09 17:56:11 REDUCED PAY IN A FURLOUGH.
09/09/09 17:56:13 THAT IS A PAY REDUCTION.
09/09/09 17:56:15 WE HAVE NOT TAKEN AWAY VACATION
09/09/09 17:56:17 TIME OR SICK TIME.
09/09/09 17:56:20 AS I MENTIONED BEFORE,
09/09/09 17:56:21 THE
09/09/09 17:56:23 LONGEVITY PAY REMAINS FOR
09/09/09 17:56:24 EMPLOYEES OTHER THAN MANAGERS
09/09/09 17:56:27 AND THOSE ABOVE
09/09/09 17:56:27 MANAGERS.
09/09/09 17:56:28 >> Mr. Scott: OKAY.
09/09/09 17:56:31 ARE THERE ANY CUTS OTHER THAN
09/09/09 17:56:33 NO RAISES TO ANY EMPLOYEES IN
09/09/09 17:56:34 THE CITY OF TAMPA?
09/09/09 17:56:37 HAVE WE ASKED
09/09/09 17:56:38 ANY TO GO ON PART-
09/09/09 17:56:41 TIME OR HALF
09/09/09 17:56:42 TIME OR TAKE A
09/09/09 17:56:42 SALARY REDUCTION?
09/09/09 17:56:46 >> MS. WISE: NOT TO MY
09/09/09 17:56:47 KNOWLEDGE, BUT THE DEPARTMENTS
09/09/09 17:56:50 ARE ALWAYS REORGANIZING
09/09/09 17:56:52 AND
09/09/09 17:56:53 BETTER WAYS OF DOING BUSINESS.
09/09/09 17:56:53 NO.
09/09/09 17:56:55 ALL THEIR BENEFITS ARE IN TACT.
09/09/09 17:56:58 >> Mr. Scott: MY
09/09/09 17:57:00 POINT IS GIVEN
09/09/09 17:57:03 THE OTHER GOVERNMENT MUNICIPALS
09/09/09 17:57:06 WHERE THEY ASKED EMPLOYEES TO
09/09/09 17:57:09 TAKE PAY
09/09/09 17:57:10 CUTS, FURLOUGHS OR
09/09/09 17:57:10 REDUCTION IN BENEFITS.
09/09/09 17:57:13 WHAT I HEAR YOU SAY TODAY IS WE
09/09/09 17:57:13 HAVE NOT DONE THAT.
09/09/09 17:57:16 WE WILL NOT GIVE
09/09/09 17:57:18 ANY RAISES OR
09/09/09 17:57:18 INCREASES.
09/09/09 17:57:20 >> MS. WISE: YES, SIR.
09/09/09 17:57:22 >> Mr. Scott: A SAY THAT --
09/09/09 17:57:25 I SAY THAT BECAUSE I WAS BEING
09/09/09 17:57:26 INTERVIEWED TONIGHT BY CHANNEL
09/09/09 17:57:27 8 ABOUT THE BUDGET TONIGHT.
09/09/09 17:57:30 I WAS TALKING
09/09/09 17:57:32 ABOUT HOW IT IS
09/09/09 17:57:32 DIFFICULT RIGHT NOW.
09/09/09 17:57:34 I SAID THE ONLY THING WE ARE
09/09/09 17:57:37 ASKING IS THERE BE NO RAISES OR
09/09/09 17:57:40 INCREASES IN TERMS OF RAISES
09/09/09 17:57:41 AND SALARIES.
09/09/09 17:57:43 THE PERSON SAID, WELL, THAT IS
09/09/09 17:57:45 BETTER BECAUSE I HAD TO TAKE A
09/09/09 17:57:48 PAY CUT AND I'M GLAD TO HAVE A
09/09/09 17:57:48 JOB.
09/09/09 17:57:49 MY POINT IS, WE ARE REALLY IN
09/09/09 17:57:49 DIFFICULT TIMES.
09/09/09 17:57:58 EXTREMELY
09/09/09 17:57:59 DIFFICULT TIMES.
09/09/09 17:58:01 WE ARE ALL AWARE OF THAT.
09/09/09 17:58:03 I THINK WE ARE AT THE POINT
09/09/09 17:58:06 WHERE ALL OF US HAVE TO TRY TO
09/09/09 17:58:09 CARRY OUR SHARE
09/09/09 17:58:10 OF THE LOAD AND
09/09/09 17:58:12 TRY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ALL
09/09/09 17:58:15 HAVE SOME KIND OF SACRIFICE AND
09/09/09 17:58:16 THE PEOPLE HAVE A JOB.
09/09/09 17:58:17 AS MANY AS POSSIBLE.
09/09/09 17:58:18 THAT IS WHERE I AM.
09/09/09 17:58:22 I WANT TO MAKE SURE AS
09/09/09 17:58:22 MANY
09/09/09 17:58:23 PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE CAN MAINTAIN
09/09/09 17:58:23 THEIR JOBS.
09/09/09 17:58:24 IF WE CAN DO THAT.
09/09/09 17:58:28 IT IS A TOUGH
09/09/09 17:58:28 YEAR.
09/09/09 17:58:29 TOUGH BUDGET.
09/09/09 17:58:31 TAX REVENUE IS DOWN.
09/09/09 17:58:32 AMENDMENT ONE HIT US.
09/09/09 17:58:36 IT IS JUST REALLY
09/09/09 17:58:36 HARD FOR THIS
09/09/09 17:58:36 GOVERNMENT.
09/09/09 17:58:36 VERY HARD.
09/09/09 17:58:38 EXTREMELY HARD.
09/09/09 17:58:41 IF YOU HAVE A
09/09/09 17:58:43 JOB, YOU ARE
09/09/09 17:58:43 EXTREMELY BLESSED.
09/09/09 17:58:44 YOU ARE EXTREMELY BLESSED.
09/09/09 17:58:46 GIVEN THE MARKET WE ARE IN
09/09/09 17:58:46 TODAY, THE CLIMATE WE ARE IN
09/09/09 17:58:49 TODAY.
09/09/09 17:58:55 I WILL CLOSE WITH THAT.
09/09/09 17:58:56 I WANT EVERYBODY TO UNDERSTAND
09/09/09 17:58:59 WHERE WE ARE
09/09/09 17:59:00 WITH THE BUDGET.
09/09/09 17:59:03 I WILL SAY THIS,
09/09/09 17:59:04 WE ARE
09/09/09 17:59:05 OPERATING A BUSINESS.
09/09/09 17:59:07 WE COULD NOT SURVIVE TAKING $31
09/09/09 17:59:09 MILLION OUT OF RESERVES EVERY
09/09/09 17:59:10 YEAR.
09/09/09 17:59:11 YOU WOULD NOT SURVIVE.
09/09/09 17:59:13 YOU WILL NOT SURVIVE.
09/09/09 17:59:14 YOU WILL GO INTO BANKRUPTCY.
09/09/09 17:59:17 WE NEED TO KEEP
09/09/09 17:59:18 THAT IN MIND AS
09/09/09 17:59:18 WELL.
09/09/09 17:59:19 COUNCILMEMBER MARY MULHERN.
09/09/09 17:59:21 >> Ms. Mulhern: I HAD A FEW
09/09/09 17:59:21 MORE QUESTIONS.
09/09/09 17:59:24 I DID NOT GET
09/09/09 17:59:25 TO THEM LAST
09/09/09 17:59:25 TIME.
09/09/09 17:59:28 I WANTED TO ASK IF --
09/09/09 17:59:31 ACTUALLY, THIS IS NOT
09/09/09 17:59:32 A
09/09/09 17:59:32 QUESTION.
09/09/09 17:59:35 THIS IS AN APPEAL TO THE
09/09/09 17:59:36 BUDGET
09/09/09 17:59:38 OFFICE AND TO MY COLLEAGUES TO
09/09/09 17:59:39 CONSIDER THE SUGGESTIONS OF THE
09/09/09 17:59:40 BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
09/09/09 17:59:43 THEY HAD A LOT
09/09/09 17:59:43 OF GOOD
09/09/09 17:59:46 SUGGESTIONS AND WAYS TO SAVE
09/09/09 17:59:47 MONEY.
09/09/09 17:59:50 THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT
09/09/09 17:59:51 GOING
09/09/09 17:59:52 FORWARD IN 2011.
09/09/09 17:59:55 I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO --I DID
09/09/09 17:59:55 HAVE THIS QUESTION.
09/09/09 17:59:58 I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN FIND IT
09/09/09 17:59:58 FOR ME.
09/09/09 18:00:01 I'M TRYING TO FIGURE
09/09/09 18:00:02 OUT HOW
09/09/09 18:00:03 MUCH WE BUDGETED FOR THE
09/09/09 18:00:03 RIVERWALK.
09/09/09 18:00:06 I
09/09/09 18:00:09 FOUND THE
09/09/09 18:00:10 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT
09/09/09 18:00:11 PART WHICH IS $350,000.
09/09/09 18:00:14 I WONDER IF
09/09/09 18:00:15 THERE ARE OTHER
09/09/09 18:00:17 PARKS OR PUBLIC ART OR OTHER
09/09/09 18:00:20 DEPARTMENTS THAT ARE COMMITTING
09/09/09 18:00:23 MONEY TO THAT FOR THIS YEAR.
09/09/09 18:00:29 >> MS. WISE: AS I RECALL, IT
09/09/09 18:00:31 IS JUST THAT NUMBER IN THE
09/09/09 18:00:31 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT.
09/09/09 18:00:34 >> Ms. Mulhern: THAT IS THE
09/09/09 18:00:36 ONLY MONEY WE ARE PUTTING
09/09/09 18:00:36 TOWARD THAT?
09/09/09 18:00:38 >> MS. WISE: YES.
09/09/09 18:00:39 THERE IS THE STAFF.
09/09/09 18:00:42 >> Ms. Mulhern:
09/09/09 18:00:44 HOW MUCH DOES
09/09/09 18:00:47 THAT
09/09/09 18:00:50 COME TO FOR 1.5 MILLION
09/09/09 18:00:54 PEOPLE.
09/09/09 18:00:55 >> MR. SMITH: WE HAVE THE 1.5
09/09/09 18:00:56 MILLION PEOPLE.
09/09/09 18:00:59 THAT COMES TO
09/09/09 18:01:03 A SALARY COST OF
09/09/09 18:01:05 $120,000 TOTAL WITH BENEFITS.
09/09/09 18:01:07 $350,000 IN THE CAPITAL
09/09/09 18:01:07 PROGRAM.
09/09/09 18:01:10 OTHER FUNDING WOULD
09/09/09 18:01:12 BE
09/09/09 18:01:15 ASSEMBLED
09/09/09 18:01:17 FOR A $2.5 MILLION
09/09/09 18:01:19 PROJECT FOR THE BOREINE SEGMENT
09/09/09 18:01:19 PROJECT.
09/09/09 18:01:21 >> Ms. Mulhern: WHAT IS THE
09/09/09 18:01:22 $2.5 MILLION?
09/09/09 18:01:25 >>
09/09/09 18:01:28 MR. SMITH: PROJECT COST T
09/09/09 18:01:29 FOR
09/09/09 18:01:29 THE BOREINE SEGMENT FOR THE
09/09/09 18:01:30 RIVERWALK.
09/09/09 18:01:32 >> Ms. Mulhern: IS THAT FOR
09/09/09 18:01:35 NEXT YEAR THAT
09/09/09 18:01:37 CALLS FOR THE
09/09/09 18:01:40 AMOUNT OF BUDGETING?
09/09/09 18:01:40 >> MR. SMITH: THE $350,000.
09/09/09 18:01:43 >> Ms. Mulhern: THAT IS ALL IN
09/09/09 18:01:45 THE BUDGET FOR NEXT YEAR?
09/09/09 18:01:45 >> MR. SMITH: YES, MA'AM.
09/09/09 18:01:48 >> Ms. Mulhern:
09/09/09 18:01:49 THANK YOU.
09/09/09 18:01:51 I THINK THAT MIGHT BE WORTH
09/09/09 18:01:54 CONSIDERING THAT WE ARE PAYING
09/09/09 18:01:56 THAT MUCH FOR SOMEONE TO DO
09/09/09 18:01:59 SOMETHING THAT IS A PARKS AND
09/09/09 18:02:02 RECREATION
09/09/09 18:02:03 AND PUBLIC WORKS AND
09/09/09 18:02:04 ALL THOSE DEPARTMENTS.
09/09/09 18:02:07 THAT IS A LOT OF MONEY.
09/09/09 18:02:16 >>
09/09/09 18:02:19 DARRELL SMITH.
09/09/09 18:02:20 IF I COULD RESPOND TO THAT.
09/09/09 18:02:22 WE HAVE MADE A LOT OF GOOD
09/09/09 18:02:22 PROGRESS.
09/09/09 18:02:25 ONE OF THE KEY REASONS WHY
09/09/09 18:02:26 WE
09/09/09 18:02:27 MADE SUCH GOOD PROGRESS IS THE
09/09/09 18:02:30 FOCUSED EFFORT
09/09/09 18:02:33 THAT WE HAD FROM
09/09/09 18:02:34 OUR RIVERWALK MANAGER, MR. LEE
09/09/09 18:02:34 HUFFMAN.
09/09/09 18:02:36 HE IS THE INDIVIDUAL.
09/09/09 18:02:39 THE POINT
09/09/09 18:02:42 PERSON THAT
09/09/09 18:02:42 IS
09/09/09 18:02:43 RESPONSIBLE FOR MARKETING,
09/09/09 18:02:44 BUDGETING, PLANNING, MASTER
09/09/09 18:02:46 PLANNING, WORKING WITH ALL OF
09/09/09 18:02:49 THE CONTRACTORS THAT HAVE
09/09/09 18:02:50 BUILT
09/09/09 18:02:51 THE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS THAT
09/09/09 18:02:52 WE HAD UNDER THIS
09/09/09 18:02:52 ADMINISTRATION.
09/09/09 18:02:55 WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHAT HAS
09/09/09 18:02:56 HAPPENED IN THE PARKS AND
09/09/09 18:02:58 RECREATION DEPARTMENT, AS YOU
09/09/09 18:03:00 WILL RECALL, THEY HAVE BEEN
09/09/09 18:03:01 GOING THROUGH SIGNIFICANT STAFF
09/09/09 18:03:01 REDUCTIONS.
09/09/09 18:03:04 AND I
09/09/09 18:03:07 WOULD NOT RECOMMEND IN
09/09/09 18:03:10 ANY WAY THAT WE ELIMINATE THE
09/09/09 18:03:11 RIVERWALK MANAGEMENT POSITION.
09/09/09 18:03:14 WE CERTAINLY WOULD NOT WANT TO
09/09/09 18:03:15 CONSOLIDATE IT INTO THE PARKS
09/09/09 18:03:18 AND RECREATION AREA WHERE IT
09/09/09 18:03:21 WOULD KNOW LONGER HAVE THE --
09/09/09 18:03:23 WOULD NO LONGER HAVE THE
09/09/09 18:03:24 SIGNIFICANCE AND SUCCESS WE HAD
09/09/09 18:03:25 SO FAR.
09/09/09 18:03:26 THANK YOU.
09/09/09 18:03:28 >> Ms. Mulhern: THANK YOU.
09/09/09 18:03:31 I JUST THINK THAT IS
09/09/09 18:03:32 A JOB THAT
09/09/09 18:03:34 COULD BE THREE OR FOUR OR FIVE
09/09/09 18:03:37 PARKS AND RECREATION JOBS.
09/09/09 18:03:46 THAT WAS MY OTHER QUESTION.
09/09/09 18:03:49 I HAD SUCH GREAT
09/09/09 18:03:49 SUCCESS
09/09/09 18:03:49 GETTING THE SALARY REPORT.
09/09/09 18:03:52 THE SALARY STUDY THAT I ASKED
09/09/09 18:03:53 FOR AT THE WORKSHOP LAST WEEK.
09/09/09 18:03:55 I NEED THE OLDER ONE.
09/09/09 18:03:58 I GOT THE ONE FROM 2007.
09/09/09 18:04:01 WE HAD BEEN TALKING
09/09/09 18:04:01 ABOUT A
09/09/09 18:04:03 REPORT THAT WAS DONE IN 2005.
09/09/09 18:04:05 I THINK KIMBERLY IS HERE.
09/09/09 18:04:07 SHE GOT THAT TO ME QUICKLY.
09/09/09 18:04:09 SHE COULD GET ME THE ORIGINAL
09/09/09 18:04:10 STUDY.
09/09/09 18:04:13 THAT WOULD BE GREAT.
09/09/09 18:04:23 >> KIMBERLY CRUM.
09/09/09 18:04:24 DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES.
09/09/09 18:04:27 I WILL BE HAPPY TO TALK TO YOU
09/09/09 18:04:27 ABOUT THAT.
09/09/09 18:04:30 >> Ms. Mulhern: THANK
09/09/09 18:04:32 YOU.
09/09/09 18:04:33 >> Mr. Scott: COUNCILMEMBER
09/09/09 18:04:34 CHARLIE MIRANDA.
09/09/09 18:04:37 >> THE CLERK: CLOSE THE
09/09/09 18:04:37 PUBLIC
09/09/09 18:04:38 HEARING.
09/09/09 18:04:39 >> Mr. Scott: MR. FLETCHER.
09/09/09 18:04:42 I HAVE
09/09/09 18:04:44 A CONVERSATION --I HAD
09/09/09 18:04:45 A CONVERSATION THIS MORNING ON
09/09/09 18:04:45 THIS ORDINANCE.
09/09/09 18:04:47 IT IS IN LINE WITH WHAT WE HAVE
09/09/09 18:04:50 BEEN DOING IN PREVIOUS YEARS.
09/09/09 18:04:51 IS THAT RIGHT?
09/09/09 18:04:52 >> MR. FLETCHER: THAT IS
09/09/09 18:04:52 CORRECT.
09/09/09 18:04:54 >> Mr. Scott: WE ARE FOLLOWING
09/09/09 18:04:57 WHAT WE HAVE DONE
09/09/09 18:05:00 IN THE
09/09/09 18:05:01 PRIOR
09/09/09 18:05:02 10-15 YEARS?
09/09/09 18:05:05 >> MR. FLETCHER: GOING BACK
09/09/09 18:05:07 AS FAR AS WE HAD RECORDS.
09/09/09 18:05:10 WE WILL AGENDA THAT
09/09/09 18:05:11 FOR
09/09/09 18:05:12 CONSIDERATION ON THE 17th.
09/09/09 18:05:13 THAT WAS DISTRIBUTED TO COUNCIL
09/09/09 18:05:15 EARLIER TODAY.
09/09/09 18:05:17 >> Mr. Scott: THANK YOU.
09/09/09 18:05:19 MR. SMITH, MR. DARRELL SMITH.
09/09/09 18:05:21 WITH THIS TONIGHT, THE MAYOR
09/09/09 18:05:24 AND I HAD A DISCUSSION AS WELL.
09/09/09 18:05:26 I GUESS I NEED TO KNOW IN THE
09/09/09 18:05:29 FUTURE THAT WE WILL CONTINUE
09/09/09 18:05:30 TO
09/09/09 18:05:33 GET THE SAME
09/09/09 18:05:36 LEVEL OF
09/09/09 18:05:37 INFORMATION FOR COUNCIL
09/09/09 18:05:37 REGARDING THE BUDGET.
09/09/09 18:05:38 >> MR. SMITH: YES.
09/09/09 18:05:41 I COVERED LAST
09/09/09 18:05:44 WEEK AND I WILL
09/09/09 18:05:44 COVER AGAIN TONIGHT.
09/09/09 18:05:47 OUR INTENTION
09/09/09 18:05:49 IS TO PROVIDE
09/09/09 18:05:50 INFORMATION THAT HAS
09/09/09 18:05:50 TRADITIONALLY BEEN PROVIDED TO
09/09/09 18:05:51 COUNCIL IN THE PAST.
09/09/09 18:05:53 ANY CHANGES WE MAKE, WE WILL
09/09/09 18:05:54 COORDINATE THAT WITH THE CHAIR
09/09/09 18:05:55 OF THE CITY COUNCIL.
09/09/09 18:05:56 >> Mr. Scott: ALL RIGHT.
09/09/09 18:05:59 I BELIEVE
09/09/09 18:06:02 IN PUTTING THINGS
09/09/09 18:06:03 ON
09/09/09 18:06:03 THE RECORD.
09/09/09 18:06:04 THANK YOU.
09/09/09 18:06:04 COUNCILMEMBER JOHN DINGFELDER.
09/09/09 18:06:07 MOTION
09/09/09 18:06:09 TO CLOSE.
09/09/09 18:06:12 ALL IN FAVOR, SAY
09/09/09 18:06:12 AYE.
09/09/09 18:06:13 COUNCILMEMBER JOHN DINGFELDER.
09/09/09 18:06:16 AND WE NEED
09/09/09 18:06:17 TO READ THE
09/09/09 18:06:17 ORDINANCE.
09/09/09 18:06:20 >> Mr. Dingfelder: READ
09/09/09 18:06:22 THE
09/09/09 18:06:22 ORDINANCE.
09/09/09 18:06:23 I WANT TO DO THIS AFTERWARDS.
09/09/09 18:06:25 >> Mr. Miranda: IF I DON'T READ
09/09/09 18:06:27 THE ORDERS, HE CANNOT SPEAK.
09/09/09 18:06:30 I MOVE AN
09/09/09 18:06:33 ORDINANCE FOR
09/09/09 18:06:35 FIRST
09/09/09 18:06:35 READING.
09/09/09 18:06:36 ADOPTING THE BUDGET.
09/09/09 18:06:37 FISCAL YEAR 2010.
09/09/09 18:06:40 AS PRESENTED BY
09/09/09 18:06:41 THE MAYOR AND
09/09/09 18:06:42 PROVIDING FOR THE LEVIES AS
09/09/09 18:06:45 PROVIDED BY LAW
09/09/09 18:06:46 WITH THE TAX ON
09/09/09 18:06:48 ALL TAXABLE PROPERTIES IN THE
09/09/09 18:06:52 CITY OF TAMPA AND
09/09/09 18:06:53 FIXING THE
09/09/09 18:06:55 MILLAGE AND MAKING
09/09/09 18:06:56 APPROPRIATIONS WITH THE CITY
09/09/09 18:06:56 BUDGET.
09/09/09 18:06:58 AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE
09/09/09 18:07:01 MAYOR AND CITY CLERK AS
09/09/09 18:07:02 THE
09/09/09 18:07:03 APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES OF THE
09/09/09 18:07:06 CITY OF TAMPA
09/09/09 18:07:09 TO CERTIFY TO THE
09/09/09 18:07:10 PROPERTY APPRAISER OF
09/09/09 18:07:11 HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA,
09/09/09 18:07:13 THE MILLAGE TO BE LEVIED FOR
09/09/09 18:07:16 THE FISCAL YEAR 2010 IN THE
09/09/09 18:07:18 CITY OF TAMPA AND PROVIDING AN
09/09/09 18:07:19 EFFECTIVE DATE.
09/09/09 18:07:22 >> Mr. Scott: MOVED
09/09/09 18:07:22 AND
09/09/09 18:07:23 SECONDED.
09/09/09 18:07:26 SECONDED
09/09/09 18:07:28 BY COUNCILMEMBER LINDA
09/09/09 18:07:28 SAUL-SENA.
09/09/09 18:07:29 ALL SAY AYE?
09/09/09 18:07:32 >> MOTION
09/09/09 18:07:32 CARRIED.
09/09/09 18:07:33 ADOPTION WILL BE ON SEPTEMBER
09/09/09 18:07:33 23rd.
09/09/09 18:07:36 >> Mr. Scott: WE HAVE TO DO THE
09/09/09 18:07:37 PUBLIC HEARING ON THE CAPITAL.
09/09/09 18:07:38 COUNCILMEMBER JOHN DINGFELDER.
09/09/09 18:07:41 >> Mr. Dingfelder: AS I WAS
09/09/09 18:07:43 SITTING HERE LISTENING, I WAS
09/09/09 18:07:46 TAKING NOTES AND TRYING
09/09/09 18:07:47 TO
09/09/09 18:07:47 CONSOLIDATE THE THOUGHTS THAT
09/09/09 18:07:50 COUNCIL WAS SAYING AS
09/09/09 18:07:54 RELATING
09/09/09 18:07:56 TO THE EMPLOYEES AND RAISES AND
09/09/09 18:07:56 FURLOUGHS.
09/09/09 18:07:58 AND RELATED TO LAYOFFS AND NO
09/09/09 18:08:01 LAYOFFS AND THE INFORMATION WE
09/09/09 18:08:02 GOT FROM MS. WISE.
09/09/09 18:08:03 THE MOTION I WOULD LIKE TO
09/09/09 18:08:05 MAKE, AND THAT IS WHY I WANTED
09/09/09 18:08:08 TO DO IT ON A
09/09/09 18:08:10 LESS FORMAL BASIS
09/09/09 18:08:13 AFTER THE HEARING IS A LETTER
09/09/09 18:08:14 PROBABLY ON UNPRECEDENTED
09/09/09 18:08:14 LETTER.
09/09/09 18:08:16 THE LETTER FROM THIS COUNCIL TO
09/09/09 18:08:17 ALL THE EMPLOYEES.
09/09/09 18:08:20 WE CAN SEND IT OUT
09/09/09 18:08:23 BY E-MAIL SO
09/09/09 18:08:24 IT DOES AND COST ANYTHING.
09/09/09 18:08:27 THE LETTER, AND NOT
09/09/09 18:08:27 SEND THE
09/09/09 18:08:30 LETTER OUT UNTIL AFTER SECOND
09/09/09 18:08:30 READING.
09/09/09 18:08:33 I DON'T WANT TO PRESUME UNTIL
09/09/09 18:08:36 THE SECOND READING TWO WEEKS
09/09/09 18:08:36 FROM NOW.
09/09/09 18:08:37 LET'S THROW THIS AT YOU.
09/09/09 18:08:39 IT IS FROM COUNCIL TO ALL
09/09/09 18:08:39 EMPLOYEES.
09/09/09 18:08:42 IT IS DRAFTED BY MR. SHELBY AND
09/09/09 18:08:43 MR. FLETCHER.
09/09/09 18:08:46 I HAVE SPOKEN WITH
09/09/09 18:08:47 MR. FLETCHER
09/09/09 18:08:50 ABOUT THIS BRIEFLY.
09/09/09 18:08:51 SOMETHING ALONG THESE LINES.
09/09/09 18:08:52 "DEAR EMPLOYEES, DURING THE
09/09/09 18:08:54 RECESSION, WE NEED TO WORK
09/09/09 18:08:57 TOGETHER TO ENSURE
09/09/09 18:08:58 SERVICES ARE
09/09/09 18:09:00 MAINTAINED AND LAYOFFS ARE
09/09/09 18:09:00 MINIMIZED.
09/09/09 18:09:01 COUNCIL JUST APPROVED A BUDGET
09/09/09 18:09:05 FOR 2010
09/09/09 18:09:11 THAT DOES NOT
09/09/09 18:09:11 INCLUDE
09/09/09 18:09:14 ANY RAISES, COST OR MERIT, NO
09/09/09 18:09:17 FURLOUGHS OR
09/09/09 18:09:18 BENEFITS OR OTHER
09/09/09 18:09:20 CUTS ON ARE ANTICIPATED FOR
09/09/09 18:09:21 2009-2010 FOR EXISTING
09/09/09 18:09:21 EMPLOYEES.
09/09/09 18:09:24 COUNCIL WOULD URGE ALL
09/09/09 18:09:27 EMPLOYEES AND THEIR THREE
09/09/09 18:09:29 UNIONS TO RECOGNIZE THE TOUGH
09/09/09 18:09:31 ECONOMIC REALITIES OF THE
09/09/09 18:09:33 DIFFICULT TIMES AND PLEASE
09/09/09 18:09:35 RESOLVE ANY FINANCIALLY RELATED
09/09/09 18:09:38 DISPUTES WITH THE
09/09/09 18:09:39 ADMINISTRATION AS SOON AS
09/09/09 18:09:39 POSSIBLE."
09/09/09 18:09:40 >> SECOND.
09/09/09 18:09:43 >> Mr. Dingfelder: THE POINT
09/09/09 18:09:45 IS, AND PERHAPS IT IS OBVIOUS,
09/09/09 18:09:48 LIKE I SAID, WE HAVE ALL BEEN
09/09/09 18:09:49 SAYING THE SAME THING.
09/09/09 18:09:52 I TOOK NOTES FROM WHAT
09/09/09 18:09:53 CHARLIE
09/09/09 18:09:56 SAID AND TOM SAID AND BONNIE
09/09/09 18:09:56 SAID.
09/09/09 18:09:59 I SUMMARIZED
09/09/09 18:09:59 IT.
09/09/09 18:10:02 I CAN
09/09/09 18:10:04 BE COMFORTABLE IN THE
09/09/09 18:10:06 FACT THAT THE EMPLOYEES ARE NOT
09/09/09 18:10:06 WATCHING THIS MEETING.
09/09/09 18:10:08 THEY DON'T KNOW WHERE WE ARE
09/09/09 18:10:09 COMING FROM.
09/09/09 18:10:10 THEY DON'T KNOW THE
09/09/09 18:10:11 DIFFICULTIES THAT WE ARE FACED
09/09/09 18:10:11 WITH.
09/09/09 18:10:13 WE WOULD LIKE TO GIVE THE
09/09/09 18:10:14 RAISES JUST LIKE WE ALWAYS HAVE
09/09/09 18:10:15 GIVEN THE RAISES.
09/09/09 18:10:17 WE HAVE HARD WORKING EMPLOYEES
09/09/09 18:10:18 AND THEY DESERVE IT.
09/09/09 18:10:19 WE JUST CAN'T DO IT THIS YEAR.
09/09/09 18:10:22 I'M SPEAKING FOR
09/09/09 18:10:22 MYSELF.
09/09/09 18:10:26 I THINK IN PASSING THIS
09/09/09 18:10:26 BUDGET
09/09/09 18:10:27 AND HEADING TWO WEEKS INTEREST
09/09/09 18:10:30 NOW AND FINAL --FROM NOW AND
09/09/09 18:10:32 FINALIZING THE BUDGET, WE ARE
09/09/09 18:10:35 SAYING THE SAME THING.
09/09/09 18:10:38 THE EMPLOYEES AND UNIONS
09/09/09 18:10:38 KNOW
09/09/09 18:10:38 WHAT IS GOING ON.
09/09/09 18:10:42 THEY NEED TO KNOW
09/09/09 18:10:42 THIS.
09/09/09 18:10:44 I HAVE NO PRIDE IN AUTHORSHIP
09/09/09 18:10:47 IN THIS, BUT I WILL SUBMIT IT
09/09/09 18:10:50 AND MOVE IT AS A LETTER
09/09/09 18:10:50 FROM
09/09/09 18:10:52 ALL COUNCIL TO ALL OF THE
09/09/09 18:10:53 EMPLOYEES.
09/09/09 18:10:54 >> Mr. Scott: I'LL RAISE THE
09/09/09 18:10:55 QUESTION OF THE CITY ATTORNEY
09/09/09 18:10:58 IF WE CAN DO
09/09/09 18:11:01 THAT UNDER THE
09/09/09 18:11:03 PURVIEW OF THE CITY CHARTER.
09/09/09 18:11:05 >> CHIP FLETCHER, CITY
09/09/09 18:11:05 ATTORNEY.
09/09/09 18:11:08 I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE
09/09/09 18:11:08 TWO
09/09/09 18:11:09 POINTS.
09/09/09 18:11:11 ONE POINT IS THAT THE
09/09/09 18:11:12 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING WAS
09/09/09 18:11:13 MENTIONED IN THE MOTION.
09/09/09 18:11:16 IT IS IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE
09/09/09 18:11:19 THAT UNDER STATUTE AND
09/09/09 18:11:20 CHARTER,
09/09/09 18:11:21 THERE IS A COLLECTIVE
09/09/09 18:11:22 BARGAINING PROCESS IN PLACE.
09/09/09 18:11:25 THAT IS EXPECTED TO
09/09/09 18:11:26 BE UNDER
09/09/09 18:11:27 STATUTE NEGOTIATED WITH THE
09/09/09 18:11:27 EXECUTIVE BRANCH.
09/09/09 18:11:30 THE
09/09/09 18:11:33 IMPASSE WILL BE E
09/09/09 18:11:34 CONSIDERED
09/09/09 18:11:35 BY COUNCIL.
09/09/09 18:11:38 THAT IS NOT TO SAY THE COUNCIL
09/09/09 18:11:39 CANNOT EXPRESS WHAT IT BELIEVES
09/09/09 18:11:41 IS APPROPRIATE OR TAKE SOME
09/09/09 18:11:44 OTHER KIND OF FORMAL ACTION IN
09/09/09 18:11:44 THAT RECORD.
09/09/09 18:11:46 THAT WOULD NOT BIND COUNCIL
09/09/09 18:11:48 WHEN THAT IMPASSE SHOULD AN
09/09/09 18:11:50 IMPASSE HEARING COME TO YOU,
09/09/09 18:11:52 YOU WOULD STILL BE FREE TO TAKE
09/09/09 18:11:55 WHATEVER ACTION WAS BELIEVED
09/09/09 18:11:56 TO
09/09/09 18:11:58 BE APPROPRIATE BEFORE YOU AT
09/09/09 18:11:58 THAT TIME.
09/09/09 18:12:01 IN TERMS OF THE
09/09/09 18:12:04 CHARTER
09/09/09 18:12:05 ISSUE
09/09/09 18:12:06 ABOUT SENDING THINGS DIRECTLY
09/09/09 18:12:09 TO EMPLOYEES, THAT IS TYPICALLY
09/09/09 18:12:12 NOT A ROLE THAT COUNCIL PLAYS
09/09/09 18:12:12 UNDER THE CHARTER.
09/09/09 18:12:15 THE THINGS THAT HAPPEN WITH
09/09/09 18:12:18 THE
09/09/09 18:12:19 EMPLOYEES ARE MANAGED THROUGH
09/09/09 18:12:19 THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH.
09/09/09 18:12:22 I HAVE A HARD TIME COMING UP
09/09/09 18:12:24 WITH, ON THE FLY, WHETHER THAT
09/09/09 18:12:25 IS A CHARTER ISSUE OR NOT.
09/09/09 18:12:28 WE CAN LOOK AT
09/09/09 18:12:29 THAT.
09/09/09 18:12:31 IF WE NEED TO NARROW THAT IN,
09/09/09 18:12:33 WE WILL DO THAT IF THAT IS THE
09/09/09 18:12:33 PLEASURE OF COUNCIL.
09/09/09 18:12:36 >> Mr. Scott: I WANT TO SPEAK
09/09/09 18:12:37 TO THAT.
09/09/09 18:12:39 I WANT TO MAKE SURE.
09/09/09 18:12:42 YOU KNOW, MY POSITION
09/09/09 18:12:44 WHEN IT
09/09/09 18:12:45 COMES TO THE CHARTER AND
09/09/09 18:12:46 LEGISLATURE AND EXECUTIVE
09/09/09 18:12:46 BRANCH.
09/09/09 18:12:49 I HAVE ALWAYS HAD
09/09/09 18:12:53 AN ISSUE
09/09/09 18:12:53 ABOUT COUNCIL COMMUNICATING
09/09/09 18:12:56 WITH THE EMPLOYEES AND THE
09/09/09 18:12:57 --
09/09/09 18:12:58 I WANT TO BE CLEAR.
09/09/09 18:13:00 >> MR. FLETCHER: I WOULD TELL
09/09/09 18:13:01 YOU THAT WOULD BE OUTSIDE OF
09/09/09 18:13:03 YOUR PURSUE WITH THE CHARTER.
09/09/09 18:13:06 >> Mr. Scott: LET ME GO BACK
09/09/09 18:13:07 TO
09/09/09 18:13:07 COUNCILMEMBER JOHN DINGFELDER
09/09/09 18:13:07 AND COUNCILMEMBER CHARLIE
09/09/09 18:13:08 MIRANDA.
09/09/09 18:13:09 >> Mr. Dingfelder: LIKE I SAID,
09/09/09 18:13:12 I HAVE COME UP WITH THIS ON
09/09/09 18:13:15 THE
09/09/09 18:13:18 FLY IN THE LAST HOUR OR SO.
09/09/09 18:13:21 THE FORM THAT THIS TAKES IS
09/09/09 18:13:23 NOT
09/09/09 18:13:23 IMPORTANT.
09/09/09 18:13:26 THE MESSAGE THAT WE GIVE IS.
09/09/09 18:13:29 PERHAPS WHAT I
09/09/09 18:13:29 WOULD SUGGEST
09/09/09 18:13:32 AND AMEND MY MOTION,
09/09/09 18:13:34 PURSUANT
09/09/09 18:13:36 TO LEGAL COUNSEL'S DIRECTION,
09/09/09 18:13:38 IS THAT THE SUBSTANCE OF THIS
09/09/09 18:13:38 STATEMENT WOULD BE THE MOTION.
09/09/09 18:13:41 THE FORM
09/09/09 18:13:43 IT TAKES AND HOW MR.
09/09/09 18:13:46 FLETCHER AND MR.
09/09/09 18:13:46 SHELBY AND THE
09/09/09 18:13:50 CHAIR TWEAK IT UP
09/09/09 18:13:51 TO CONFORM
09/09/09 18:13:53 WITH THE CHARTER AND ANY OTHER
09/09/09 18:13:54 APPROPRIATE RULES --
09/09/09 18:13:56 I'M FLEXIBLE ON AND MR.
09/09/09 18:13:59 FLETCHER
09/09/09 18:14:02 CAN BRING
09/09/09 18:14:03 THAT BACK TO
09/09/09 18:14:05 US NEXT WEEK IN ITS FINAL FORM.
09/09/09 18:14:07 MAYBE MY DIRECTION IS TO DIRECT
09/09/09 18:14:10 LEGAL AND MR. SHELBY TO START
09/09/09 18:14:10 DRAFTING THIS.
09/09/09 18:14:13 IT WILL NOT
09/09/09 18:14:15 GO OUT UNTIL AFTER
09/09/09 18:14:16 SECOND READING.
09/09/09 18:14:19 COUNCIL CAN MESSAGE IT IN
09/09/09 18:14:20 THE
09/09/09 18:14:20 MEETING NEXT WEEK.
09/09/09 18:14:22 THAT MY AMENDED MOTION.
09/09/09 18:14:24 --THAT IS MY AMENDED MOTION.
09/09/09 18:14:27 >> Mr. Scott: THANK YOU.
09/09/09 18:14:28 MR. COUNCILMEMBER CHARLIE
09/09/09 18:14:28 MIRANDA.
09/09/09 18:14:31 >> Mr. Miranda: I AGREE WITH
09/09/09 18:14:33 MR. JOHN DINGFELDER, BUT I AM
09/09/09 18:14:34 THINKING ABOUT AN IMPASSE AND
09/09/09 18:14:35 WE MADE A BLANKET STATEMENT
09/09/09 18:14:36 BEFORE WE HEARD THE FACTS.
09/09/09 18:14:38 WOULD THAT HURT THE CITY AND
09/09/09 18:14:42 PUT US IN
09/09/09 18:14:43 A NEGATIVE POSITION
09/09/09 18:14:44 OTHER THAN A POSITIVE POSITION?
09/09/09 18:14:47 IN OTHER WORDS, I DON'T WANT
09/09/09 18:14:49 TO
09/09/09 18:14:52 RULE ON SOMETHING I
09/09/09 18:14:52 HAVE NOT
09/09/09 18:14:52 HEARD.
09/09/09 18:14:54 >> MR. FLETCHER: THERE ARE TWO
09/09/09 18:14:56 ELEMENTS TO THE ANSWER.
09/09/09 18:14:59 ONE IS COUNCIL SHOULD
09/09/09 18:15:00 NOT DO
09/09/09 18:15:02 SOMETHING THAT WOULD
09/09/09 18:15:03 ESSENTIALLY SHORT CIRCUIT THE
09/09/09 18:15:04 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING PROCESS.
09/09/09 18:15:07 WHAT I HEARD WAS
09/09/09 18:15:08 NOT A
09/09/09 18:15:11 STATEMENT THAT, IN MY
09/09/09 18:15:11 FEW,
09/09/09 18:15:13 WOULD SHORT CIRCUIT THAT
09/09/09 18:15:13 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING PROCESS.
09/09/09 18:15:16 BY STATUTE,
09/09/09 18:15:18 THE TWO SIDES WILL
09/09/09 18:15:20 GO TO A HEARING SHORTLY.
09/09/09 18:15:23 THEY HAVE
09/09/09 18:15:25 BEEN THROUGH
09/09/09 18:15:25 IMMEDIATATION.
09/09/09 18:15:26 THERE WILL BE --MEDIATION.
09/09/09 18:15:28 THERE WILL BE A HEARING AND
09/09/09 18:15:28 RULING.
09/09/09 18:15:30 ONCE YOU HAVE THAT REPORT, YOU
09/09/09 18:15:30 CAN MAKE YOUR DECISION.
09/09/09 18:15:33 THIS IS
09/09/09 18:15:36 A
09/09/09 18:15:38 LEGISLATIVE PROCESS.
09/09/09 18:15:41 IT IS NOT THE TYPE OF QUASI
09/09/09 18:15:44 JUDICIAL PROCESS WHERE
09/09/09 18:15:47 YOU HAVE
09/09/09 18:15:47 MORE APPEALS.
09/09/09 18:15:49 YOU HAVE MORE LEEWAY.
09/09/09 18:15:52 FROM LAST TIME WE WENT
09/09/09 18:15:52 AROUND
09/09/09 18:15:55 WITH THE IMPASSE
09/09/09 18:15:57 LAST YEAR, YOU
09/09/09 18:16:00 CAN MEET INDIVIDUALLY WITH THE
09/09/09 18:16:01 PROPONENTS ON EACH SIDE.
09/09/09 18:16:04 IF ALL COUNCIL
09/09/09 18:16:08 IS TRYING TO
09/09/09 18:16:10 EXPRESS ITS SENSE THAT THESE
09/09/09 18:16:13 ARE HARD TIMES AND THERE ARE
09/09/09 18:16:13 CONSTRAINTS, THAT IS
09/09/09 18:16:14 PERMISSIBLE.
09/09/09 18:16:16 WE NEED TO CRAFT SOMETHING THAT
09/09/09 18:16:19 CLEARLY DID NOT INTEND OR IMPLY
09/09/09 18:16:22 THAT
09/09/09 18:16:24 COUNCIL HAS PREJUDGED THE
09/09/09 18:16:27 ISSUE OF THOSE
09/09/09 18:16:29 PARTICULAR
09/09/09 18:16:30 POTENTIAL IMPASSE HEARINGS THAT
09/09/09 18:16:31 COULD COME BEFORE YOU.
09/09/09 18:16:32 >> Mr. Scott: COUNCILMEMBER
09/09/09 18:16:32 GWEN MILLER.
09/09/09 18:16:35 >> Ms. Miller: I WOULD LIKE YOU
09/09/09 18:16:37 TO RESEARCH IT AND KICK IT
09/09/09 18:16:39 AROUND AND IF YOU FEEL LIKE WE
09/09/09 18:16:42 ARE DOING THE RIGHT
09/09/09 18:16:42 THING, YOU
09/09/09 18:16:44 WILL WRITE A LETTER COMPOSED
09/09/09 18:16:44 WITH MR. SHELBY.
09/09/09 18:16:46 I DON'T WANT TO SAY DO IT RIGHT
09/09/09 18:16:47 NOW BECAUSE ARE YOU SAYING YOU
09/09/09 18:16:49 --BECAUSE YOU ARE SAYING YOU
09/09/09 18:16:50 YOU ARE NOT SURE.
09/09/09 18:16:52 WE DON'T NEED TO MAKE A MOTION.
09/09/09 18:16:55 BRING IT BACK TO
09/09/09 18:16:58 US.
09/09/09 18:17:02 THEN WE CAN N
09/09/09 18:17:02 MAKE A MOTION.
09/09/09 18:17:05 >> Mr. Miranda: WE WANT
09/09/09 18:17:06 TO GIVE
09/09/09 18:17:09 THEM A BUMP
09/09/09 18:17:09 AND RESEARCH IT.
09/09/09 18:17:11 TO BRING BACK THE RESEARCH.
09/09/09 18:17:14 >> Ms. Miller:
09/09/09 18:17:14 YOU SAID BRING
09/09/09 18:17:16 THE LETTER BACK NEXT WEEK.
09/09/09 18:17:16 >> Mr. Miranda: IT DEPENDS.
09/09/09 18:17:20 >> Ms. Miller: THIS IS
09/09/09 18:17:22 A GOOD
09/09/09 18:17:24 STEP FOR YOU TO DO IT.
09/09/09 18:17:26 >> Mr. Dingfelder: HE WILL NEED
09/09/09 18:17:27 SOME DIRECTION.
09/09/09 18:17:30 HE NEEDS THE AUTHORITY TO
09/09/09 18:17:30 LOOK
09/09/09 18:17:31 INTO THIS.
09/09/09 18:17:32 PERHAPS DRAFT A LETTER IF THAT
09/09/09 18:17:35 IS APPROPRIATE AND GO FROM
09/09/09 18:17:35 THERE.
09/09/09 18:17:38 THAT IS
09/09/09 18:17:41 THE INTENT OF
09/09/09 18:17:42 THE
09/09/09 18:17:42 MOTION.
09/09/09 18:17:45 >> Mr. Scott: COUNCILMEMBER
09/09/09 18:17:46 MARY MULHERN.
09/09/09 18:17:48 >> Ms. >> Ms. Mulhern: YOU
09/09/09 18:17:51 NEED DO DRAFT A LETTER AND
09/09/09 18:17:51 POST
09/09/09 18:17:51 IT ON FACEBOOK.
09/09/09 18:17:54 >> MR. FLETCHER: I'M NOT SURE
09/09/09 18:17:55 THE UNION MEMBERS WOULD WANT TO
09/09/09 18:17:56 "FRIEND ME."
09/09/09 18:17:56 [ LAUGHTER ]
09/09/09 18:18:02 >>
09/09/09 18:18:05 THAT WAS A
09/09/09 18:18:05 GREAT SUGGESTION.
09/09/09 18:18:07 >> Mr. Scott: ANY OTHER
09/09/09 18:18:07 QUESTIONS?
09/09/09 18:18:07 >> NO.
09/09/09 18:18:10 >> Mr. Scott: I THINK THE
09/09/09 18:18:13 INTENT OF THE MOTION IS WE
09/09/09 18:18:14 UNDERSTAND THE INTENT AND
09/09/09 18:18:17 SENTIMENT OF THE
09/09/09 18:18:18 MOTION.
09/09/09 18:18:20 THE MOTION REALLY IS WHAT
09/09/09 18:18:22 COUNCILMEMBER GWEN MILLER IS TO
09/09/09 18:18:23 RESEARCH THE ISSUE AND, IF NEED
09/09/09 18:18:25 BE, DRAFT A LETTER AND BRING IT
09/09/09 18:18:26 BACK TO US ONCE THEY RESEARCH
09/09/09 18:18:27 THE ISSUE.
09/09/09 18:18:28 THAT IS THE MOTION.
09/09/09 18:18:31 ALL
09/09/09 18:18:34 IN FAVOR OF SAID MOTION,
09/09/09 18:18:34 SAY AYE.
09/09/09 18:18:37 NOW WE ARE
09/09/09 18:18:40 OPENING THE PUBLIC
09/09/09 18:18:41 HEARING FOR THE CAPITAL
09/09/09 18:18:41 IMPROVEMENT.
09/09/09 18:18:44 THIS
09/09/09 18:18:47 IS THE PUBLIC HEARING ON
09/09/09 18:18:48 THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT.
09/09/09 18:18:51 DO
09/09/09 18:18:54 WE NEED A PRESENTATION
09/09/09 18:18:55 FROM
09/09/09 18:18:55 THE ADMINISTRATION?
09/09/09 18:18:58 >> MS. WISE: I INCLUDED THAT
09/09/09 18:18:59 IN THE ORIGINAL PRESENTATION.
09/09/09 18:19:02 >> Mr. Scott:
09/09/09 18:19:04 ANYONE FROM THE
09/09/09 18:19:04 PUBLIC WISH TO SPEAK?
09/09/09 18:19:07 >> SPENCER: I AM
09/09/09 18:19:09 HERE ON
09/09/09 18:19:10 BEHALF OF THREE ASSOCIATIONS.
09/09/09 18:19:12 VIRGINIA PARK AND ASSOCIATION
09/09/09 18:19:12 PARK.
09/09/09 18:19:15 WE HAVE BEEN
09/09/09 18:19:18 ASKING THE
09/09/09 18:19:21 CITY TO
09/09/09 18:19:24 REDO CENTRAL PARK LOCATED
09/09/09 18:19:25 ON
09/09/09 18:19:25 THE BAY.
09/09/09 18:19:26 KIDS WILL GET HURT.
09/09/09 18:19:27 IT IS DANGEROUS.
09/09/09 18:19:30 YOU HEARD FROM
09/09/09 18:19:30 OTHER
09/09/09 18:19:30 NEIGHBORHOODS.
09/09/09 18:19:32 THINK EVERYONE COULD AGREE THAT
09/09/09 18:19:35 THE STREET IS NOT
09/09/09 18:19:36 A PRIMARY
09/09/09 18:19:37 IMPORTANCE TO ANYBODY AT THIS
09/09/09 18:19:38 TIME.
09/09/09 18:19:40 THERE IS $2 MILLION IN THE FUND
09/09/09 18:19:42 FOR ZACH STREET.
09/09/09 18:19:44 YOU CAN HANDLE WHAT I WANT AND
09/09/09 18:19:47 WHAT WE ALL WANT
09/09/09 18:19:48 FROM $2
09/09/09 18:19:48 MILLION.
09/09/09 18:19:51 WHAT I RESPECTFULLY ASK
09/09/09 18:19:53 IS A
09/09/09 18:19:56 NEW LINE ITEM BE
09/09/09 18:19:57 CREATED FOR
09/09/09 18:19:58 HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBILITY AND
09/09/09 18:20:00 ACCESS TO FRIENDSHIP PARK AND
09/09/09 18:20:03 264 AND 255 OF THE BUDGET BOOK
09/09/09 18:20:05 WHICH REPRESENTS THE $2 MILLION
09/09/09 18:20:08 SO THE PARK CAN
09/09/09 18:20:10 BE MADE
09/09/09 18:20:11 ACCESSIBLE FOR HANDICAPPED
09/09/09 18:20:12 CHILDREN AND IT CAN BE
09/09/09 18:20:12 RESTORED.
09/09/09 18:20:14 I WOULD ASK FOR A VOTE ON THAT.
09/09/09 18:20:15 THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
09/09/09 18:20:18 >> Mr. Scott: THANK YOU.
09/09/09 18:20:21 ANYONE ELSE FROM THE PUBLIC?
09/09/09 18:20:30 >> I'M JENNIFER FIDELS.
09/09/09 18:20:32 LAST TIME I WAS HERE WAS JULY
09/09/09 18:20:35 16th TO SPEAK ON BEHALF
09/09/09 18:20:36 OF THE
09/09/09 18:20:38 POOL ON DAVIS ISLAND.
09/09/09 18:20:41 AT THE
09/09/09 18:20:43 MEETING, I'M SURE YOU
09/09/09 18:20:45 REMEMBER THAT MR. JOHN
09/09/09 18:20:46 DINGFELDER ASKED FOR A SHORT-
09/09/09 18:20:48 TERM SOLUTION TO BE FOUND SO
09/09/09 18:20:50 THE POOL COULD BE OPENED BY
09/09/09 18:20:52 NEXT SUMMER AND WE COULD LIMP
09/09/09 18:20:54 ALONG UNTIL WE GET MORE MONEY
09/09/09 18:20:57 SAVED AND FUND RAISE TO DO A
09/09/09 18:20:57 HUGE RENOVATION.
09/09/09 18:21:00 SINCE THAT DATE, UNTIL LAST
09/09/09 18:21:01 EVENING, ACTUALLY, MY HUSBAND
09/09/09 18:21:04 AND MYSELF, HAVE BEEN TRYING
09/09/09 18:21:05 TO
09/09/09 18:21:08 GET IN TOUCH WITH
09/09/09 18:21:10 THE PARKS
09/09/09 18:21:11 DISTRICT AND FIND THE SHORT-
09/09/09 18:21:12 TERM NUMBER.
09/09/09 18:21:14 ON JULY 16th, IT WAS MENTIONED
09/09/09 18:21:15 $200,000 JUST TO FIX THE POOL
09/09/09 18:21:18 TO OPEN IT
09/09/09 18:21:20 NEXT SUM AND MEET
09/09/09 18:21:21 THE VIRGINIA GRANT BAKER ACT
09/09/09 18:21:24 LAW THAT
09/09/09 18:21:25 IS NOW IN PLACE.
09/09/09 18:21:28 I MET WITH LAURIE BROWN.
09/09/09 18:21:31 SHE SAID SHE WAS MEETING
09/09/09 18:21:33 WITH A
09/09/09 18:21:34 GENTLEMAN FROM THE PARK
09/09/09 18:21:34 DISTRICT.
09/09/09 18:21:35 JOHN ALLEN.
09/09/09 18:21:38 I'M HERE TO ASK WHEN REVIEWING
09/09/09 18:21:41 THE BUDGET, IF YOU COULD
09/09/09 18:21:42 RIGHT
09/09/09 18:21:43 NOW, THERE IS ONLY $100,000
09/09/09 18:21:46 DEDICATED
09/09/09 18:21:49 TO POOLS FOR THE
09/09/09 18:21:52 FISCAL YEAR 2010.
09/09/09 18:21:55 JUST MS. PALUS'
09/09/09 18:21:56 ESTIMATE, THAT
09/09/09 18:21:57 IS CLEARLY NOT ENOUGH TO FIX
09/09/09 18:21:57 THE ISSUES.
09/09/09 18:22:00 IF YOU COULD LOOK AT THE BUDGET
09/09/09 18:22:02 AND SEE IF THERE ARE OTHER
09/09/09 18:22:04 MONIES THAT COULD BE EARMARKED
09/09/09 18:22:05 TO GET THE POOL FIXED ENOUGH TO
09/09/09 18:22:06 SWIM IN IT NEXT SUMMER.
09/09/09 18:22:07 THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
09/09/09 18:22:08 >> Mr. Scott: THANK YOU.
09/09/09 18:22:08 NEXT SPEAKER.
09/09/09 18:22:17 >> I'M
09/09/09 18:22:18 CHRIS FIDELS.
09/09/09 18:22:20 I'M HERE WITH MY WIFE.
09/09/09 18:22:22 I'LL SPEAK ABOUT THE DAVIS
09/09/09 18:22:22 ISLAND POOL.
09/09/09 18:22:23 TODAY IS ONE OF THE MOST
09/09/09 18:22:25 IMPORTANT DAYS FOR THE CITY OF
09/09/09 18:22:26 TAMPA AND CITIZENS.
09/09/09 18:22:28 WE ACTUALLY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY
09/09/09 18:22:29 TO SPEAK ON ONE OF THE MOST
09/09/09 18:22:32 IMPORTANT THINGS WITH
09/09/09 18:22:34 THE CITY.
09/09/09 18:22:37 THAT IS THE
09/09/09 18:22:38 BUDGET.
09/09/09 18:22:41 REALLY, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE --
09/09/09 18:22:43 WE HAVE SPECIFIC DOLLARS OUT
09/09/09 18:22:44 THERE FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS.
09/09/09 18:22:46 ONE OF THE THINGS I THINK WE
09/09/09 18:22:50 NEED TO LOOK
09/09/09 18:22:52 FOR IS WAYS TO
09/09/09 18:22:55 IMPROVE THE --
09/09/09 18:22:55 UTILIZE THAT
09/09/09 18:22:56 MONEY TO THE GREATEST EXTENT
09/09/09 18:22:56 POSSIBLE.
09/09/09 18:22:59 ONE OF THE AREAS WE
09/09/09 18:23:02 DID LOOK
09/09/09 18:23:02 AT
09/09/09 18:23:05 FROM THE CIT PERSPECTIVE IS THE
09/09/09 18:23:06 MONEY FOR THE PARKS AND
09/09/09 18:23:07 RECREATION IMPROVEMENT AREA.
09/09/09 18:23:10 WHILE WE ARE WAITING
09/09/09 18:23:10 TO GET
09/09/09 18:23:12 THIS AMOUNT, WE REALLY HOPE YOU
09/09/09 18:23:14 CAN REVIEW IT AND LOOK AT THE
09/09/09 18:23:17 NUMBERS AND LOOK AT
09/09/09 18:23:17 THE DESIRE
09/09/09 18:23:20 OF THE CITIZENS AND ALLOCATE
09/09/09 18:23:20 THAT MONEY APPROPRIATELY.
09/09/09 18:23:22 THAT IS REALLY IT.
09/09/09 18:23:23 I APPRECIATE YOUR TIME.
09/09/09 18:23:24 >> Mr. Scott: THANK YOU.
09/09/09 18:23:25 ANYONE ELSE FROM THE PUBLIC?
09/09/09 18:23:29 OKAY.
09/09/09 18:23:30 COUNCILMEMBER JOHN DINGFELDER
09/09/09 18:23:32 AND COUNCILMEMBER LINDA SAUL-
09/09/09 18:23:32 SENA.
09/09/09 18:23:33 >> Mr. Dingfelder: THANK YOU.
09/09/09 18:23:37 KAREN, ARE YOU STILL HERE?
09/09/09 18:23:42 MS. PALUS, YOU GAVE US AN
09/09/09 18:23:45 UPDATE ON THE POOL A FEW MONTHS
09/09/09 18:23:46 AGO.
09/09/09 18:23:47 THE DAVIS ISLAND POOL.
09/09/09 18:23:49 COULD YOU GIVE US ANY LATEST
09/09/09 18:23:51 INFORMATION AND SORT OF WHAT
09/09/09 18:23:54 THE PLAN IS AT THIS
09/09/09 18:23:56 POINT OR IS
09/09/09 18:23:57 IT TOO PREMATURE TO KNOW?
09/09/09 18:24:00 >> GOOD EVENING.
09/09/09 18:24:01 KAREN PALUS, PARKS AND
09/09/09 18:24:03 RECREATION DIRECTOR.
09/09/09 18:24:05 I BRIEFED COUNCIL A FEW WEEKS
09/09/09 18:24:08 BACK ABOUT THE DAVIS ISLAND
09/09/09 18:24:08 POOL.
09/09/09 18:24:10 THE NUMBER IS BETWEEN $200,000
09/09/09 18:24:11 UP TO $300,000.
09/09/09 18:24:14 WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF THE
09/09/09 18:24:14 FEASIBILITY STUDY.
09/09/09 18:24:17 WE ARE WORKING WITH THE
09/09/09 18:24:18 CONSULTANT ON THAT HOPING THAT
09/09/09 18:24:19 BOTH OF THE PIECES OF
09/09/09 18:24:22 INFORMATION WILL COME TOGETHER
09/09/09 18:24:25 TO HAVE A BETTER IDEA OF
09/09/09 18:24:26 WHAT
09/09/09 18:24:26 IS INVOLVED.
09/09/09 18:24:29 IT
09/09/09 18:24:32 IS AN OLD FACILITY.
09/09/09 18:24:35 IT
09/09/09 18:24:38 NEEDS AN
09/09/09 18:24:40 AN EXORBINANT
09/09/09 18:24:41 AMOUNT OF WORK.
09/09/09 18:24:44 THE OTHER CHALLENGE IS
09/09/09 18:24:44 IT
09/09/09 18:24:45 THROWS THRESHOLDS TO THE
09/09/09 18:24:47 REQUIREMENTS THAT NEED TO BE
09/09/09 18:24:47 BROUGHT UP TO CODE.
09/09/09 18:24:49 I SHARED THIS BEFORE.
09/09/09 18:24:52 SOME OF THE THINGS YOU NEED
09/09/09 18:24:53 AND
09/09/09 18:24:54 IT COULD BE A $200,000 FIX
09/09/09 18:24:56 RIGHT NOW, BUT IT COULD BE MORE
09/09/09 18:24:56 AND MORE.
09/09/09 18:24:57 WE ARE NOT PREPARED TO MOVE
09/09/09 18:24:58 FORWARD ON THAT YET.
09/09/09 18:25:01 WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF THE
09/09/09 18:25:02 FEASIBILITY STUDY.
09/09/09 18:25:04 WE HAVE STAFF DOING EAR MARKS
09/09/09 18:25:07 WITHIN OUR OWN FOLKS AND WE
09/09/09 18:25:08 ARE
09/09/09 18:25:08 LOOKING INTO THAT WITH THE
09/09/09 18:25:09 CONSULTANTS.
09/09/09 18:25:10 >> Mr. Dingfelder: THANK YOU.
09/09/09 18:25:13 IF I COULD FOLLOW-
09/09/09 18:25:16 UP WITH
09/09/09 18:25:17 THAT.
09/09/09 18:25:20 BONNIE, JUST
09/09/09 18:25:24 FROM A
09/09/09 18:25:27 BUDGET/LOGISTIC AND LEGAL
09/09/09 18:25:27 PERSPECTIVE, KAREN INDICATED
09/09/09 18:25:30 THAT NOVEMBER
09/09/09 18:25:35 OR DECEMBER, YOU
09/09/09 18:25:37 HOPE TO HAVE THAT SOLIDIFIED?
09/09/09 18:25:38 >> MS. PALUS: YES.
09/09/09 18:25:39 >> Mr. Dingfelder: ASSUMING
09/09/09 18:25:43 THAT IS THE
09/09/09 18:25:45 CASE AND LET'S SAY
09/09/09 18:25:47 FOR ARGUMENT'S SAKE, THE
09/09/09 18:25:49 $200,000 VOID IN OUR BUDGET.
09/09/09 18:25:53 WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING
09/09/09 18:25:53 BUDGETED
09/09/09 18:25:55 FOR THAT POOL.
09/09/09 18:25:56 COME NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, IF
09/09/09 18:25:59 COUNCIL WOULD LIKE TO GET THAT
09/09/09 18:26:00 POOL OPENED AGAIN BY THE
09/09/09 18:26:03 SPRING, OBVIOUSLY, IT IS BEFORE
09/09/09 18:26:04 THE NEXT BUDGET.
09/09/09 18:26:07 HOW WOULD OR COULD WE
09/09/09 18:26:08 WORK WITH
09/09/09 18:26:09 THE ADMINISTRATION ON
09/09/09 18:26:11 ACCOMPLISHING THAT TASK WITHOUT
09/09/09 18:26:15 ADDRESSING
09/09/09 18:26:16 IT TODAY OR THIS
09/09/09 18:26:16 WEEK?
09/09/09 18:26:18 >> MS. WISE: THAT TYPE OF
09/09/09 18:26:19 THING COMES UP THROUGHOUT THE
09/09/09 18:26:20 YEAR.
09/09/09 18:26:22 YOU SAW BIDS COMING IN LESS IN
09/09/09 18:26:22 THE PAST WEEK.
09/09/09 18:26:24 BIDS COME IN MORE.
09/09/09 18:26:27 WE HAD TO COME
09/09/09 18:26:29 BACK WITH THE
09/09/09 18:26:30 AMENDMENTS TO THAT.
09/09/09 18:26:31 IT WAS NOVEMBER.
09/09/09 18:26:32 IT WAS $250,000.
09/09/09 18:26:35 WE COULD BRING BEFORE YOU WITH
09/09/09 18:26:37 AN AMENDMENT TO THE BUDGET
09/09/09 18:26:37 ACCORDINGLY.
09/09/09 18:26:38 ABSOLUTELY.
09/09/09 18:26:39 YOU WOULD HAVE THE FLEXIBILITY
09/09/09 18:26:39 AT THAT TIME.
09/09/09 18:26:42 WE WOULD LOOK AT WHERE WE GET
09/09/09 18:26:45 THE MONEY FROM IF IT CAME IN
09/09/09 18:26:46 LESSOR A PROJECT WAS POSTPONED.
09/09/09 18:26:48 THERE ARE MANY OPTIONS AT THAT
09/09/09 18:26:48 TIME.
09/09/09 18:26:51 WE WOULD BRING IT BEFORE YOU
09/09/09 18:26:51 THEN.
09/09/09 18:26:52 >> Mr. Dingfelder: OKAY.
09/09/09 18:26:53 MR. SMITH, I KNOW THE MAYOR IS
09/09/09 18:26:56 NOT HERE AND ARE YOU NOT
09/09/09 18:26:58 THE
09/09/09 18:27:00 MAY YOU ----THE MAYOR IS
09/09/09 18:27:03 NOT HERE AND YOU
09/09/09 18:27:06 ARE NOT THE
09/09/09 18:27:06 MAYOR.
09/09/09 18:27:09 COULD YOU GIVE US
09/09/09 18:27:10 GUARANTEES
09/09/09 18:27:11 THAT THE ADMINISTRATION WOULD
09/09/09 18:27:11 CONSIDER?
09/09/09 18:27:12 >> DARRELL SMITH, THE CHIEF OF
09/09/09 18:27:13 STAFF.
09/09/09 18:27:15 WE HAVE TO TAKE AN APPROACH TO
09/09/09 18:27:15 THIS.
09/09/09 18:27:17 AS THE MAYOR SAID WHEN SHE
09/09/09 18:27:18 BRIEFED THE BUDGET.
09/09/09 18:27:21 IT IS A BALANCED BUDGET.
09/09/09 18:27:24 WE HAVE TO BALANCE
09/09/09 18:27:27 VARIOUS
09/09/09 18:27:29 PRIORITIES THROUGHOUT THE CITY.
09/09/09 18:27:29 INCLUDING THE CIT FUNDS.
09/09/09 18:27:31 BONNIE WILL TAKE A LOOK AT IT.
09/09/09 18:27:34 I WOULD HAVE TO SAY IT WILL
09/09/09 18:27:35 DEPEND ON THE OTHER COMPETING
09/09/09 18:27:38 REQUIREMENTS THAT WE HAVE FOR
09/09/09 18:27:41 THOSE UNUSED MONIES THAT DO
09/09/09 18:27:43 BECOME AVAILABLE AS A RESULT OF
09/09/09 18:27:44 UNDERBIDS OR BID SAVINGS.
09/09/09 18:27:47 >> Mr. Dingfelder:
09/09/09 18:27:49 THANK YOU.
09/09/09 18:27:49 >> Mr. Scott: COUNCILMEMBER
09/09/09 18:27:50 LINDA SAUL-SENA.
09/09/09 18:27:53 >> Ms. Saul-Sena: I HAVE ALWAYS
09/09/09 18:27:54 BEEN A STRONG PROPONENT OF THE
09/09/09 18:27:55 ARTS AND DOWNTOWN.
09/09/09 18:27:58 I BELIEVE WE NEED
09/09/09 18:28:00 TO CREATE AN
09/09/09 18:28:01 URBAN CENTER THAT ATTRACTS
09/09/09 18:28:01 PEOPLE.
09/09/09 18:28:04 I THINK PUBLIC ART IS ONE OF
09/09/09 18:28:06 THE JEWELS OF OUR COMMUNITY.
09/09/09 18:28:09 HOWEVER, I THINK IN
09/09/09 18:28:12 TERMS OF
09/09/09 18:28:14 IMPACTING INDIVIDUALS IN OUR
09/09/09 18:28:17 COMMUNITY, THAT
09/09/09 18:28:18 THE SPECIFIC
09/09/09 18:28:22 RECOMMENDATION MADE
09/09/09 18:28:23 TO US BY
09/09/09 18:28:24 SPENCER THAT ORIGINALLY REDOING
09/09/09 18:28:26 ZACH STREET, WE IDENTIFIED IT
09/09/09 18:28:28 THROUGH TIF DOLLARS.
09/09/09 18:28:30 WE DON'T HAVE THE TIF DOLLARS.
09/09/09 18:28:31 NOW IT WOULD COME FROM CIT
09/09/09 18:28:32 DOLLARS.
09/09/09 18:28:35 THE WHOLE
09/09/09 18:28:41 POINT OF THIS IS
09/09/09 18:28:45 TO
09/09/09 18:28:45 HELP DOWNTOWN.
09/09/09 18:28:48 WE NEED AN INVESTMENT IN
09/09/09 18:28:50 DOWNTOWN AND THE RIVERWALK AND
09/09/09 18:28:53 OTHER
09/09/09 18:28:56 AMENITIES WE
09/09/09 18:28:57 ARE CREATING
09/09/09 18:28:57 DOWNTOWN.
09/09/09 18:29:00 THE ISSUE THAT HE RAISED THAT
09/09/09 18:29:02 IS ON POINT, THE PEOPLE WHO
09/09/09 18:29:05 LIVE DOWNTOWN HAVE A NUMBER OF
09/09/09 18:29:06 AMENITIES FOR THEM.
09/09/09 18:29:08 ZACH STREET WILL NOT
09/09/09 18:29:10 SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACT CHILDREN
09/09/09 18:29:10 IN OUR COMMUNITY.
09/09/09 18:29:13 THE PARK IMPROVEMENTS
09/09/09 18:29:14 MENTIONED
09/09/09 18:29:15 AND THE SAFETY IMPROVEMENT
09/09/09 18:29:17 MENTIONED WILL DIRECTLY IMPACT
09/09/09 18:29:20 PEOPLE AS WELL AS THE POOL
09/09/09 18:29:20 IMPROVEMENTS.
09/09/09 18:29:23 IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THE $2
09/09/09 18:29:26 MILLION THAT WE ARE
09/09/09 18:29:27 FOCUSING ON
09/09/09 18:29:30 FOR THE AVENUE OF THE
09/09/09 18:29:32 ARTS
09/09/09 18:29:35 WOULD HAVE A GREATER NUMBER OF
09/09/09 18:29:37 LIVES IMPROVED IF WE TOOK THE
09/09/09 18:29:37 RECOMMENDATIONS.
09/09/09 18:29:40 I WOULD LIKE
09/09/09 18:29:42 TO MAKE A MOTION
09/09/09 18:29:45 THAT WE DO THAT.
09/09/09 18:29:47 >> Mr. Scott: OKAY.
09/09/09 18:29:50 LET ME JUST
09/09/09 18:29:53 ASK A QUESTION FOR
09/09/09 18:29:53 THE ADMINISTRATION ON THAT
09/09/09 18:29:54 ISSUE.
09/09/09 18:29:56 WE RAISED AN ISSUE ABOUT THE
09/09/09 18:29:59 CIT AND WHAT WAS
09/09/09 18:30:02 AVAILABLE
09/09/09 18:30:04 THERE WHEN THE PROJECTS WERE
09/09/09 18:30:04 FIRST NAMED.
09/09/09 18:30:07 I THOUGHT IF
09/09/09 18:30:08 THERE WAS AN
09/09/09 18:30:12 OPPORTUNITY TO USE CIT FOR
09/09/09 18:30:15 THOSE PARKS AND
09/09/09 18:30:15 THOSE ISSUES,
09/09/09 18:30:17 IT WOULD BE GREAT.
09/09/09 18:30:19 I THOUGHT YOU SAID MAYBE.
09/09/09 18:30:22 THEN ALSO COMING UP
09/09/09 18:30:23 WOULD BE
09/09/09 18:30:26 ANOTHER PUBLIC HEARING ON
09/09/09 18:30:26 CIT
09/09/09 18:30:29 NEXT YEAR, I BELIEVE YOU
09/09/09 18:30:31 SAID.
09/09/09 18:30:33 >> MS. WISE: THIS FIVE-YEAR
09/09/09 18:30:34 PROGRAM GOES THROUGH 2011.
09/09/09 18:30:36 ZACH STREET IS MORE THAN ARTS.
09/09/09 18:30:39 IT IS A CONTINUATION
09/09/09 18:30:40 OF ONE-
09/09/09 18:30:43 WAYING OUR STREETS IN DOWNTOWN
09/09/09 18:30:45 TAMPA.
09/09/09 18:30:45 TWO-WAY.
09/09/09 18:30:45 I'M SORRY.
09/09/09 18:30:46 FROM ONE-WAY TO TWO-WAY.
09/09/09 18:30:49 THIS IS THE NEXT ONE IN
09/09/09 18:30:49 THAT
09/09/09 18:30:50 SERIES.
09/09/09 18:30:52 WE HAVE HAD THE ABILITY PRIOR
09/09/09 18:30:55 TO THIS YEAR TO USE TIF FUNDS
09/09/09 18:30:56 FOR THE TWO-WAYING.
09/09/09 18:30:58 AS YOU KNOW, THE TIF REVENUES
09/09/09 18:31:00 ARE DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY.
09/09/09 18:31:03 IT IS REALLY MORE
09/09/09 18:31:04 OF A
09/09/09 18:31:07 TRANSPORTATION PROJECT,
09/09/09 18:31:07 BUT
09/09/09 18:31:09 WITH SOME SIGNIFICANT ARTS
09/09/09 18:31:10 AMENITIES TO REALLY BRING THE
09/09/09 18:31:13 CORRIDOR DOWN TO
09/09/09 18:31:15 THE MUSEUMS
09/09/09 18:31:16 WHICH ARE INVESTMENTS INTO THE
09/09/09 18:31:17 COMMUNITY.
09/09/09 18:31:20 THE ZACH STREET
09/09/09 18:31:22 PROCESS IS IN
09/09/09 18:31:22 THE VERY BEGINNING STAGES.
09/09/09 18:31:24 WHETHER IT IS $2 MILLION WHICH
09/09/09 18:31:25 IS THE RIGHT NUMBER, WE DON'T
09/09/09 18:31:25 KNOW.
09/09/09 18:31:27 IT IS PRELIMINARY AT THIS TIME.
09/09/09 18:31:28 WE ARE NOT READY TO SPEND $2
09/09/09 18:31:31 MILLION
09/09/09 18:31:33 AT THIS MOMENT.
09/09/09 18:31:37 >> > Mr.
09/09/09 18:31:37 Scott: OKAY.
09/09/09 18:31:38 COUNCILMEMBER MARY MULHERN.
09/09/09 18:31:41 >> Ms. Mulhern: I'M
09/09/09 18:31:42 ALL FOR TWO-
09/09/09 18:31:43 WAYING OF STREETS.
09/09/09 18:31:46 THAT IN ITSELF IS AN
09/09/09 18:31:46 ECONOMIC
09/09/09 18:31:47 DEVELOPMENT TOOL WHICH WILL
09/09/09 18:31:49 ENCOURAGE ARTS AND ALL KINDS OF
09/09/09 18:31:50 BUSINESSES DOWNTOWN AND HELP
09/09/09 18:31:53 THE BUSINESSES THAT ARE THEIR
09/09/09 18:31:54 RIGHT NOW.
09/09/09 18:31:55 I DON'T THINK THAT TWO-WAYING A
09/09/09 18:31:59 STREET --WE ARE TALKING ABOUT
09/09/09 18:31:59 PAINT AND SIGNAGE.
09/09/09 18:32:03 THAT IS
09/09/09 18:32:06 A REASONABLE
09/09/09 18:32:08 THING TO
09/09/09 18:32:09 CONTINUE WITH TWO-WAYING WAYING
09/09/09 18:32:10 STREET.
09/09/09 18:32:11 I WOULD SUPPORT ALLOCATING LESS
09/09/09 18:32:14 MONEY FOR THAT AND FIGURE OUT
09/09/09 18:32:16 THE MINIMUM WE NEED TO MAKE IT
09/09/09 18:32:17 A TWO-WAY STREET.
09/09/09 18:32:20 YOU HEARD FROM A
09/09/09 18:32:21 LOT OF PEOPLE
09/09/09 18:32:21 TONIGHT WITH PROJECTS
09/09/09 18:32:22 ESPECIALLY IN THE PARKS.
09/09/09 18:32:25 THEY WOULD LIKE TO GET THOSE
09/09/09 18:32:26 DONE.
09/09/09 18:32:27 I'M NOT COMFORTABLE WITH SAYING
09/09/09 18:32:30 LET'S GIVE IT ALL TO ONE
09/09/09 18:32:30 PARK.
09/09/09 18:32:33 I
09/09/09 18:32:36 ALSO WANT TO SAY
09/09/09 18:32:38 THIS.
09/09/09 18:32:41 STEPHANIE WAS THE PERSON
09/09/09 18:32:43 WHO
09/09/09 18:32:46 CREATED FRIENDSHIP --
09/09/09 18:32:47 NOT
09/09/09 18:32:47 FRIENDSHIP.
09/09/09 18:32:48 FREEDOM PLAYGROUND.
09/09/09 18:32:49 SHE HAS OFFERED HER EXPERTISE
09/09/09 18:32:52 ON HOW TO MAKE ALL
09/09/09 18:32:53 OF OUR PARKS
09/09/09 18:32:54 AND OUR CITY ACCESSIBLE.
09/09/09 18:32:57 I THINK THAT THE
09/09/09 18:32:58 CITY NEEDS TO
09/09/09 18:33:00 WORK WITH HER AND TAKE
09/09/09 18:33:02 ADVANTAGE OF WHAT WE CAN LEARN
09/09/09 18:33:05 FROM THE EXPERIENCE OF WHAT SHE
09/09/09 18:33:05 DID.
09/09/09 18:33:08 SHE ALSO HAS GREAT FUND RAISING
09/09/09 18:33:09 EXPERIENCE AND HAS BEEN
09/09/09 18:33:10 FRUSTRATED BECAUSE SHE GOT HER
09/09/09 18:33:12 ONE PARK, BUT SHE WANTS TO SEE
09/09/09 18:33:15 THIS CITY CONTINUE WITH THAT.
09/09/09 18:33:18 IN SUPPORT
09/09/09 18:33:19 OF WHAT SPENCER IS
09/09/09 18:33:20 PROPOSING FOR FRIENDSHIP
09/09/09 18:33:22 PLAYGROUND, WE NEED TO LOOK AT
09/09/09 18:33:26 ALL
09/09/09 18:33:27 OF OUR PARKS AND MAKE THEM
09/09/09 18:33:30 UNIVERSAL AND AVAILABLE
09/09/09 18:33:30 TO ALL
09/09/09 18:33:31 CHILDREN OF ALL ABILITIES.
09/09/09 18:33:32 >> Mr. Scott: COUNCILMEMBER
09/09/09 18:33:33 JOHN DINGFELDER.
09/09/09 18:33:34 >> Mr. Dingfelder: THANK YOU.
09/09/09 18:33:37 LINDA, I NEVER
09/09/09 18:33:38 THOUGHT I WOULD
09/09/09 18:33:41 HEAR YOU SAY TO REDUCE ANYTHING
09/09/09 18:33:43 WITH THE WORD "ART" IN IT.
09/09/09 18:33:46 I'M PROUD OF YOU.
09/09/09 18:33:48 I'M PROUD THAT YOU MENTIONED
09/09/09 18:33:49 IT.
09/09/09 18:33:50 WHEN I FIRST HEARD ABOUT THE
09/09/09 18:33:51 ZACH STREET AND $2 MILLION, IT
09/09/09 18:33:53 WAS ONE OF THE QUESTIONS I HAD
09/09/09 18:33:54 OF THE ADMINISTRATION.
09/09/09 18:33:55 WHAT IS THE $2 MILLION FOR AND
09/09/09 18:33:58 WHAT IS GOING ON?
09/09/09 18:34:04 I AGREE WITH
09/09/09 18:34:04 MARY.
09/09/09 18:34:07 IN ORDER
09/09/09 18:34:10 TO BE FAIR AND
09/09/09 18:34:10 EQUITABLE.
09/09/09 18:34:12 IF WE TOOK $2 MILLION, ZACH
09/09/09 18:34:13 STREET COULD WAIT.
09/09/09 18:34:16 IF WE TOOK THAT
09/09/09 18:34:17 $2 MILLION GAVE
09/09/09 18:34:18 IT TO PARKS, JUST GENERICALLY
09/09/09 18:34:20 AND TRUSTED KAREN TO COME BACK
09/09/09 18:34:23 TO US, YOU KNOW, AS
09/09/09 18:34:25 THE YEAR
09/09/09 18:34:28 PROGRESSES, TO COME BACK TO US
09/09/09 18:34:30 WITH THE PROJECTS, THEN I'M
09/09/09 18:34:33 SURE SHE HAS A LOT MORE THAN $2
09/09/09 18:34:36 MILLION
09/09/09 18:34:39 OF PROJECTS WAITING
09/09/09 18:34:40 OUT
09/09/09 18:34:40 THERE.
09/09/09 18:34:40 SIGNIFICANT PROJECTS.
09/09/09 18:34:41 INCLUDING JENKINS POOL.
09/09/09 18:34:44 IF WE GO THAT ROUTE AND
09/09/09 18:34:45 TRY TO
09/09/09 18:34:47 SPREAD IT OUT EQUITABLY, THERE
09/09/09 18:34:50 ARE FOUR
09/09/09 18:34:51 DISTRICTS AND WE NEED
09/09/09 18:34:54 TO
09/09/09 18:34:55 SPREAD IT EQUALLY, $500,000
09/09/09 18:34:56 IN EACH DISTRICT.
09/09/09 18:34:59 >> Ms. Mulhern: I'LL AMEND MY
09/09/09 18:34:59 MOTION TO REFLECT THAT.
09/09/09 18:35:01 >> Mr. Dingfelder: ALL RIGHT.
09/09/09 18:35:04 I THINK IT IS
09/09/09 18:35:05 A NEAT IDEA.
09/09/09 18:35:08 FRANKLY, KAREN AND HER PEOPLE
09/09/09 18:35:09 NEED THAT PARK MONEY.
09/09/09 18:35:11 MORE IMPORTANTLY, THE CHILDREN
09/09/09 18:35:12 AND FAMILIES NEED THAT PARK
09/09/09 18:35:16 MONEY
09/09/09 18:35:19 MORE
09/09/09 18:35:20 THAN ZACH STREET
09/09/09 18:35:21 NEEDS IT RIGHT NOW.
09/09/09 18:35:24 >> Ms.
09/09/09 18:35:26 Miller: YOU WILL PUT
09/09/09 18:35:27 THAT IN THERE?
09/09/09 18:35:28 I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO PUTTING
09/09/09 18:35:31 THAT
09/09/09 18:35:32 TO THE PARKS.
09/09/09 18:35:33 I SUPPORT IT THERE.
09/09/09 18:35:36 >> Mr.
09/09/09 18:35:39 Scott: ALL RIGHT.
09/09/09 18:35:40 SOMEONE FROM THE
09/09/09 18:35:40 ADMINISTRATION.
09/09/09 18:35:41 >> MARK HUEY.
09/09/09 18:35:44 I WANTED TO CHIME IN ON
09/09/09 18:35:44 YOUR
09/09/09 18:35:46 DEBATE ON ZACH STREET.
09/09/09 18:35:48 IN MY ROLE IN HELPING OVERSEE
09/09/09 18:35:50 THE DEVELOPMENT OF DOWNTOWN, I
09/09/09 18:35:53 HAVE TO ADMIT
09/09/09 18:35:56 I'M A RESIDENT
09/09/09 18:35:56 OF
09/09/09 18:35:56 VIRGINIA PARK.
09/09/09 18:35:58 [ LAUGHTER ]
09/09/09 18:35:58 >> MR. HUEY: MY
09/09/09 18:36:01 KIDS HAVE GROWN UP ON
09/09/09 18:36:02 THAT
09/09/09 18:36:02 PLAYGROUND.
09/09/09 18:36:03 I APPRECIATE WHAT YOU ARE
09/09/09 18:36:04 TRYING TO DO FOR THE COMMUNITY.
09/09/09 18:36:07 I WANTED TO TALK TO
09/09/09 18:36:08 YOU MORE
09/09/09 18:36:09 ABOUT ZACH STREET AND THE
09/09/09 18:36:10 SIGNIFICANCE.
09/09/09 18:36:13 I DON'T THINK
09/09/09 18:36:16 IT IS REAL --
09/09/09 18:36:20 ITS REAL SIGNIFICANCE HAS BEEN
09/09/09 18:36:21 ELEVATED SO FAR.
09/09/09 18:36:24 ONE OF THE THINGS IS THE
09/09/09 18:36:25 FRANKLIN STREET CORRIDOR.
09/09/09 18:36:28 IT IS DISCONNECT DISCONNECTED
09/09/09 18:36:29 FROM THE WATERFRONT.
09/09/09 18:36:32 ASHLEY STREET HAS BEEN
09/09/09 18:36:32 A
09/09/09 18:36:35 BARRIER IN TERMS OF CONNECTING
09/09/09 18:36:36 PEDESTRIAN ACTIVITY AND
09/09/09 18:36:37 COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY TO THE
09/09/09 18:36:37 WATERFRONT.
09/09/09 18:36:40 WE ARE
09/09/09 18:36:41 IN THE PROCESS OF
09/09/09 18:36:43 INVESTING MORE THAN $15 MILLION
09/09/09 18:36:46 PLUS THE NEW ART MUSEUM AND THE
09/09/09 18:36:48 NEW CHILDREN'S MUSEUM ON THE
09/09/09 18:36:50 WATERFRONT ON THE PARK.
09/09/09 18:36:53 YOU SHOULD KNOW
09/09/09 18:36:54 THAT THE
09/09/09 18:36:55 COMMERCIAL INTEREST ALONG
09/09/09 18:36:58 FRANKLIN STREET VIEWED THE ZACH
09/09/09 18:36:59 STREET PROJECT AS HUGELY
09/09/09 18:37:00 SIGNIFICANT TO THE BUSINESSES.
09/09/09 18:37:02 THEY DON'T KNOW HOW ALL OF
09/09/09 18:37:03 THOSE PEOPLE WHO WILL BE
09/09/09 18:37:05 ATTRACTED TO COME TO THE ART
09/09/09 18:37:07 MUSEUM AND THE EVENTS TO THE
09/09/09 18:37:10 PARK WILL COME
09/09/09 18:37:11 AND CAN BE
09/09/09 18:37:13 CUSTOMERS OF THE BUSINESS.
09/09/09 18:37:16 THEIR CONCERN IS THERE IS
09/09/09 18:37:17 NOT A
09/09/09 18:37:19 FRIENDLY ACCESSIBLE CORRIDOR
09/09/09 18:37:20 FROM THE WATERFRONT TO FRANKLIN
09/09/09 18:37:21 STREET.
09/09/09 18:37:23 WHILE ZACH STREET IS IMPORTANT
09/09/09 18:37:23 BECAUSE IT IS CONTINUING
09/09/09 18:37:24 EFFORTS TO TWO-WAY STREETS, IT
09/09/09 18:37:27 IS IMPORTANT IN A
09/09/09 18:37:29 WAY THAT IT
09/09/09 18:37:30 CONNECTS THE HOTEL AND
09/09/09 18:37:31 INVESTMENT OCCURRING THERE.
09/09/09 18:37:34 THE ELEMENT INVESTMENT THAT HAS
09/09/09 18:37:35 OCCURRED THERE AT THE
09/09/09 18:37:37 WATERFRONT AND ALL OF SKYPOINT,
09/09/09 18:37:40 WHILE IT IS CONNECTING
09/09/09 18:37:41 THE
09/09/09 18:37:41 TAMPA THEATER.
09/09/09 18:37:42 THE COURTHOUSE.
09/09/09 18:37:44 IT WILL BENEFIT THE EFFORTS.
09/09/09 18:37:45 IT IS ALL SIGNIFICANT.
09/09/09 18:37:47 I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND TO THE
09/09/09 18:37:49 RANK AND FILE BUSINESSES ALONG
09/09/09 18:37:50 FRANKLIN STREET.
09/09/09 18:37:52 THEY SEE WHAT THE INVESTMENT
09/09/09 18:37:54 COMING INTO THE DOWNTOWN INTO
09/09/09 18:37:57 THE WATERFRONT WHICH IS
09/09/09 18:37:59 SOMETHING THAT CAN HELP
09/09/09 18:38:02 ENERGIZE REDEVELOPMENT ALONG
09/09/09 18:38:04 FRANKLIN STREET.
09/09/09 18:38:05 WITHOUT THAT PEDESTRIAN
09/09/09 18:38:06 CONNECTIVITY, WITHOUT THE
09/09/09 18:38:08 INVITING WAY FOR SOMEONE IN THE
09/09/09 18:38:12 PARK TO SAY WHY NOT GO DOWN
09/09/09 18:38:15 THE
09/09/09 18:38:16 INTERESTING PEDESTRIAN WAY AND
09/09/09 18:38:19 IN
09/09/09 18:38:20 THE PROCESS PATRONZE OTHER
09/09/09 18:38:21 VENUES IN THE AREA.
09/09/09 18:38:27 IT
09/09/09 18:38:28 IS SOMETHING THAT IS
09/09/09 18:38:30 TETHERED --PATRONIZE OTHER
09/09/09 18:38:30 VENUES IN THE AREA.
09/09/09 18:38:32 IT IS SOMETHING THAT WE ARE ALL
09/09/09 18:38:32 PART OF.
09/09/09 18:38:35 I WANTED TO SHARE THAT WITH
09/09/09 18:38:35 YOU.
09/09/09 18:38:38 THE DOWNTOWN
09/09/09 18:38:39 PARTNERSHIP COULD
09/09/09 18:38:40 PROVIDE SOME SIMILAR INSIGHTS
09/09/09 18:38:43 AND OBSERVATIONS TO YOU AS YOU
09/09/09 18:38:46 CONSIDER THE BUDGET AND
09/09/09 18:38:47 THE
09/09/09 18:38:49 INVESTMENT WE ARE CONSIDERING
09/09/09 18:38:49 ON ZACH STREET.
09/09/09 18:38:52 >> Mr. Scott: MY QUESTION AT
09/09/09 18:38:55 THIS POINT IS YOU DON'T KNOW
09/09/09 18:38:56 WHAT THE COSTS ARE GOING TO BE.
09/09/09 18:38:58 >> THAT IS CORRECT.
09/09/09 18:38:59 >> Mr. Scott: WE KNOW $2
09/09/09 18:39:02 MILLION IS IN
09/09/09 18:39:03 THE BUDGET.
09/09/09 18:39:04 YOU HAVE A PRELIMINARY STAGE.
09/09/09 18:39:06 SOMEBODY SHOULD TAKE A NUMBER
09/09/09 18:39:08 AND PLUG IT INTO THE BUDGET.
09/09/09 18:39:11 NOT KNOWING WHAT THE
09/09/09 18:39:12 COST COULD
09/09/09 18:39:13 BE, IT COULD BE LESS.
09/09/09 18:39:16 >> MR. HUEY: WE KNOW
09/09/09 18:39:18 HOW MUCH
09/09/09 18:39:18 IT IS FOR ONE-WAY STREETS.
09/09/09 18:39:20 THAT IS ABOUT $1 MILLION.
09/09/09 18:39:23 WHAT WE HAVE DONE, IN THIS
09/09/09 18:39:26 SITUATION, WE ARE TRYING
09/09/09 18:39:26 TO
09/09/09 18:39:28 CREATE A SPECIAL PEDESTRIAN
09/09/09 18:39:28 CORRIDOR.
09/09/09 18:39:30 LINKING THE WATERFRONT TO
09/09/09 18:39:31 FRANKLIN STREET AND THOSE
09/09/09 18:39:33 POINTS OF INTEREST THAT ARE
09/09/09 18:39:34 IMPORTANT TO THE BUSINESSES.
09/09/09 18:39:37 WE ADDED TO THE BASIC COST TO
09/09/09 18:39:38 TRY TO ACCOMPLISH THOSE GOALS.
09/09/09 18:39:40 >> Mr. Scott: IS THAT SOMETHING
09/09/09 18:39:43 THAT COULD BE DONE IN A PHASE
09/09/09 18:39:43 OF TWO YEARS?
09/09/09 18:39:45 YOU KNOW IT TAKES $1 MILLION.
09/09/09 18:39:47 MAYBE TAKING $1 MILLION OF THE
09/09/09 18:39:50 MONEY AND LEAVING IT IN THE
09/09/09 18:39:53 BUDGET FOR ZACH AND
09/09/09 18:39:54 $1 MILLION
09/09/09 18:39:55 FOR THE OTHER PROJECTS?
09/09/09 18:39:58 IN CASE YOU COME UP
09/09/09 18:39:59 WITH A
09/09/09 18:40:01 SHORTFALL, WE STILL FIND
09/09/09 18:40:03 ADDITIONAL REVENUE IN THE NEXT
09/09/09 18:40:03 BUDGET?
09/09/09 18:40:05 >> MR. HUEY: THERE IS ALWAYS A
09/09/09 18:40:07 WAY TO PHASE THINGS, I THINK.
09/09/09 18:40:09 WE DON'T HAVE A DESIGN OR
09/09/09 18:40:10 CONCEPT YET.
09/09/09 18:40:11 AS YOU SUGGESTED, THERE IS AN
09/09/09 18:40:14 ESTIMATE ON THE PROJECT SO WE
09/09/09 18:40:16 CAN BEGIN MOVING FORWARD.
09/09/09 18:40:17 WE DON'T HAVE ANY INFORMATION
09/09/09 18:40:18 YET.
09/09/09 18:40:20 IT IS DESIGNED AS TO HOW IT
09/09/09 18:40:22 COULD BE PHASED AND WHAT IT
09/09/09 18:40:24 TAKES TO DO A PHASE ONE VERSUS
09/09/09 18:40:25 A PHASE TWO.
09/09/09 18:40:28 WE ARE AT THE EARLY
09/09/09 18:40:29 STAGES.
09/09/09 18:40:32 >> Mr. Scott: DO WE HAVE, TO
09/09/09 18:40:33 MS. PALUS, I GUESS.
09/09/09 18:40:36 DO WE KNOW ON THE PROJECTS
09/09/09 18:40:38 LISTED TONIGHT FOR CHILDREN AND
09/09/09 18:40:41 COMMUNITY, DO WE KNOW THUS FAR
09/09/09 18:40:44 AN ESTIMATE IN TERMS OF JENKINS
09/09/09 18:40:46 POOL AND WILLIAMS POOL AND
09/09/09 18:40:48 FREEDOM PARK?
09/09/09 18:40:51 THOSE THREE STAND OUT
09/09/09 18:40:53 TONIGHT.
09/09/09 18:40:56 DO WE HAVE
09/09/09 18:40:59 ANYTHING?
09/09/09 18:40:59 >> GOOD EVENING.
09/09/09 18:41:01 I'M SAM CORRERA.
09/09/09 18:41:04 IF YOU LET ME --I'M SANTIAGO
09/09/09 18:41:04 CORRADA.
09/09/09 18:41:06 IF YOU LET ME FILL IN FOR
09/09/09 18:41:06 KAREN.
09/09/09 18:41:08 I'M CHOOSING BETWEEN TWO OF MY
09/09/09 18:41:08 CHILDREN.
09/09/09 18:41:11 THE
09/09/09 18:41:12 ARTS AND PARKS HERE.
09/09/09 18:41:15 WE VIEW THE FIVE-YEAR CIT CYCLE
09/09/09 18:41:18 IN THE PAST TO HAVE THE HIGH-
09/09/09 18:41:19 PRICED PROJECTS.
09/09/09 18:41:20 I DON'T THINK THE $2 MILLION,
09/09/09 18:41:22 WE WOULD HAVE ENOUGH TO HANDLE
09/09/09 18:41:24 ALL OF THE PROJECTS YOU HEARD
09/09/09 18:41:25 TONIGHT, PLUS THE OTHER ONCE WE
09/09/09 18:41:26 HAVE NOT HEARD.
09/09/09 18:41:29 I THINK SOMEONE SAID WE TAKE
09/09/09 18:41:31 THE MONEY AND SPLIT IT OUT OVER
09/09/09 18:41:33 FOUR AREAS OF THE CITY.
09/09/09 18:41:35 NORTH, SOUTH, EAST AND WEST.
09/09/09 18:41:38 WE HAD MANY REQUESTS TO
09/09/09 18:41:38 DO
09/09/09 18:41:41 THINGS SUCH AS THE
09/09/09 18:41:42 REMODELING
09/09/09 18:41:43 OF FRIENDSHIP PARK, WILLIAMS
09/09/09 18:41:43 POOL, JENKINS POOL.
09/09/09 18:41:46 WE HAVE NOT HAD THOSE DOLLARS.
09/09/09 18:41:49 I THINK THE BETTER OPTION
09/09/09 18:41:49 WOULD
09/09/09 18:41:51 BE TO GO TO THAT FIVE-YEAR CIT
09/09/09 18:41:52 CYCLE AND INCLUDE THE PROJECTS
09/09/09 18:41:55 WE KNOW WHERE WE MIGHT HAVE THE
09/09/09 18:41:56 DOLLARS TO GO AHEAD AND DO MORE
09/09/09 18:41:58 PROJECTS THROUGHOUT THE CITY
09/09/09 18:42:00 RATHER THAN TO TAKE AWAY FROM
09/09/09 18:42:01 THE ZACH AVENUE OF THE ARTS
09/09/09 18:42:03 THAT WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON
09/09/09 18:42:05 FOR MANY YEARS WITH SO MANY
09/09/09 18:42:07 STAKE HOLDERS AS AN ASSET THAT
09/09/09 18:42:09 MANY CAN COME DOWN TO THE
09/09/09 18:42:11 DOWNTOWN AREA AND ENJOY BECAUSE
09/09/09 18:42:14 I DON'T THINK THE $2 MILLION
09/09/09 18:42:16 WILL BE ABLE TO EQUITABLY SHARE
09/09/09 18:42:18 THROUGHOUT THE CITY WITH SOME
09/09/09 18:42:21 OF THE BIG
09/09/09 18:42:21 TICKET PRICEY
09/09/09 18:42:22 TEMPERATURES WE HAVE.
09/09/09 18:42:22 --PRICE ITEMS WE HAVE.
09/09/09 18:42:26 >> Mr. Scott: LET ME
09/09/09 18:42:26 TELL YOU
09/09/09 18:42:28 WHERE I AM ON THIS PARTICULAR
09/09/09 18:42:29 ISSUE.
09/09/09 18:42:30 I RAISED THAT ABOUT THE CIT.
09/09/09 18:42:33 YOU SAID
09/09/09 18:42:33 THE CI.
09/09/09 18:42:36 I T --
09/09/09 18:42:39 CIT
09/09/09 18:42:41 IS IN THE FIVE-YEAR
09/09/09 18:42:41 CYCLE.
09/09/09 18:42:44 THE COMMUNITY WANTS THE POOL
09/09/09 18:42:47 OPEN BY
09/09/09 18:42:48 NEXT SUMMER.
09/09/09 18:42:50 FREEDOM PARK.
09/09/09 18:42:50 WILLIAM PARK.
09/09/09 18:42:50 THAT BECOMES A DELAY.
09/09/09 18:42:54 I
09/09/09 18:42:57 GUESS THE ISSUE THAT
09/09/09 18:42:57 I'M
09/09/09 18:42:59 STRUGGLING WITH IS WE DON'T
09/09/09 18:43:01 HAVE A TRUE ESTIMATE IN TERMS
09/09/09 18:43:02 OF ZACH STREET.
09/09/09 18:43:03 IT COBB LESS.
09/09/09 18:43:04 IT COULD BE MORE.
09/09/09 18:43:06 --IT COULD BE LESS.
09/09/09 18:43:07 IT COULD BE MORE.
09/09/09 18:43:10 AT THE SAME TIME, I UNDERSTAND
09/09/09 18:43:11 THE IMPORTANCE OF THE DOWNTOWN.
09/09/09 18:43:13 THE IMPORTANCE OF THE BUSINESS.
09/09/09 18:43:16 I UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF
09/09/09 18:43:19 CHILDREN AND
09/09/09 18:43:22 YOUTH, ESPECIALLY
09/09/09 18:43:23 WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THE SUMMER.
09/09/09 18:43:24 COUNCILMEMBER LINDA SAUL-SENA.
09/09/09 18:43:25 >> Ms. Saul-Sena: IN NOVEMBER,
09/09/09 18:43:27 WE WILL KNOW MORE ABOUT THE
09/09/09 18:43:27 POOLS.
09/09/09 18:43:29 I SUSPECT WE WILL KNOW MORE
09/09/09 18:43:30 ABOUT ZACH.
09/09/09 18:43:33 SO, PERHAPS WE JUST BRING
09/09/09 18:43:33 THAT
09/09/09 18:43:36 INFORMATION ALL BEFORE
09/09/09 18:43:38 YOU AT
09/09/09 18:43:39 THAT TIME.
09/09/09 18:43:40 >> > Mr. Scott: OKAY.
09/09/09 18:43:43 >> COULD
09/09/09 18:43:46 I ASK YOU TO
09/09/09 18:43:47 DEFER ONE
09/09/09 18:43:47 SECOND.
09/09/09 18:43:49 IT IS A FRIENDLY COMMENT.
09/09/09 18:43:52 ON PAGE 243
09/09/09 18:43:54 AND 244 OF THE
09/09/09 18:43:54 BUDGET BOOKS.
09/09/09 18:43:57 >> Mr. Scott: THE CAPITAL OR
09/09/09 18:43:59 REGULAR BUDGET?
09/09/09 18:44:02 >> THE BIG
09/09/09 18:44:03 BLUE ONE.
09/09/09 18:44:06 243 AND 244.
09/09/09 18:44:07 THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PART.
09/09/09 18:44:07 SPECIFICALLY, AS RELATED TO
09/09/09 18:44:11 PARKS.
09/09/09 18:44:23 IT
09/09/09 18:44:26 IS DOWN AT
09/09/09 18:44:27 THE BOTTOM OF
09/09/09 18:44:27 PAGE 244.
09/09/09 18:44:28 POOL FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS.
09/09/09 18:44:31 $100,000 A
09/09/09 18:44:33 YEAR FOR THE NEXT
09/09/09 18:44:34 FIVE YEARS.
09/09/09 18:44:37 LOOK AT THE LOCATIONS
09/09/09 18:44:39 UNDER
09/09/09 18:44:39 CONSIDERATION.
09/09/09 18:44:40 WILLIAMS, COPELAND.
09/09/09 18:44:40 AS
09/09/09 18:44:41 SULFUR SPRINGS.
09/09/09 18:44:43 THIS IS NOT JUST ABOUT JENKINS.
09/09/09 18:44:45 IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT WILLIAMS.
09/09/09 18:44:48 I'M SURE
09/09/09 18:44:51 THAT EVERY
09/09/09 18:44:52 SINGLE POOL
09/09/09 18:44:54 ACROSS THE CITY IS SHEEPISHLY
09/09/09 18:44:54 NODDING.
09/09/09 18:44:55 THE FACILITY RENOVATIONS.
09/09/09 18:44:56 SAME THING.
09/09/09 18:45:05 WE NEED HELP AT McFARLAND PARK
09/09/09 18:45:08 AND RAY PARK AND
09/09/09 18:45:09 JULIAN LANE
09/09/09 18:45:13 AND OTHER LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT
09/09/09 18:45:14 THE CITY.
09/09/09 18:45:17 ON THE TOP OF PAGE 243.
09/09/09 18:45:19 $12,000 A YEAR FOR WOOD,
09/09/09 18:45:20 PAINTING AND IMPROVEMENTS.
09/09/09 18:45:23 WE HAVE ANOTHER EIGHT OR
09/09/09 18:45:23 NINE
09/09/09 18:45:23 LOCATIONS.
09/09/09 18:45:26 CHARLIE, YOU MENTIONED THE
09/09/09 18:45:27 IRRIGATION AND LIGHTING.
09/09/09 18:45:28 CYPRESS POINT, $45,000 A YEAR.
09/09/09 18:45:31 WE CAN MOVE ALL OF THIS
09/09/09 18:45:32 STUFF
09/09/09 18:45:32 UP.
09/09/09 18:45:34 INSTEAD OF WAITING AND HAVING
09/09/09 18:45:36 THE CHILDREN WAIT FOR THE NEXT
09/09/09 18:45:38 FIVE YEARS, WE CAN TAKE THE $2
09/09/09 18:45:39 MILLION MOVE ALL OF THESE
09/09/09 18:45:39 PROJECTS UP AND GET THEM DONE.
09/09/09 18:45:51 LINDA, I LIKE YOUR IDEA.
09/09/09 18:45:52 >> THANK YOU.
09/09/09 18:45:55 30 YEARS AGO,
09/09/09 18:45:57 I MADE A FILM
09/09/09 18:45:59 CALLED "CITY VISION" ABOUT GOOD
09/09/09 18:46:01 URBAN PUBLIC SPACES.
09/09/09 18:46:04 I HAVE BEEN THE
09/09/09 18:46:06 MOST GUNG HO
09/09/09 18:46:07 ADVOCATE FOR REDOING THE
09/09/09 18:46:10 DOWNTOWN TWO-
09/09/09 18:46:11 WAYING OUR STREETS
09/09/09 18:46:12 AND INVESTING IN PUBLIC ART.
09/09/09 18:46:14 SANTIAGO CORRADA, IT IS LIKE
09/09/09 18:46:14 CHOOSING BETWEEN TWO CHILDREN.
09/09/09 18:46:20 I FEEL IN THE ECONOMIC
09/09/09 18:46:21 SITUATION, IF WE LOOK AT THE
09/09/09 18:46:24 COMMUNITY AND WE LOOK AT THE
09/09/09 18:46:26 NEEDS OF SMALL BUSINESS AND
09/09/09 18:46:28 LOOK AT THE NEEDS OF
09/09/09 18:46:28 RECREATION.
09/09/09 18:46:29 AT THIS PARTICULAR POINT IN OUR
09/09/09 18:46:31 ELEVATION AS A CITY, I THINK
09/09/09 18:46:34 TAMPA NEEDS TO PUT THAT
09/09/09 18:46:36 MONEY
09/09/09 18:46:37 INTO THE NEIGHBORHOODS AND
09/09/09 18:46:37 PARKS AND SWIMMING POOLS.
09/09/09 18:46:39 AS MUCH AS I LOVE IT ALL, I
09/09/09 18:46:42 THINK THAT AND THIS TOUGH TIME,
09/09/09 18:46:44 IT MAY GIVE KIDS SOMETHING TO
09/09/09 18:46:46 DO SO THEY DON'T GIVE IN
09/09/09 18:46:47 TROUBLE.
09/09/09 18:46:50 YOU AND I
09/09/09 18:46:51 HAVE HAD THIS
09/09/09 18:46:54 CONVERSATION, CHIEF HOGUE.
09/09/09 18:46:57 YOU AND
09/09/09 18:47:00 I PROVIDE THIS
09/09/09 18:47:00 FOR
09/09/09 18:47:00 KIDS.
09/09/09 18:47:03 IT IS A TOUGH
09/09/09 18:47:04 BUDGET AND I
09/09/09 18:47:07 SUGGEST THE $2 MILLION WE
09/09/09 18:47:09 DON'T
09/09/09 18:47:11 DESIGNATE IT AND GIVE IT TO
09/09/09 18:47:12 RECREATION AND PARKS.
09/09/09 18:47:14 BONNIE, I APPRECIATE YOUR
09/09/09 18:47:15 THOUGHT ABOUT WAITING UNTIL
09/09/09 18:47:15 NOVEMBER.
09/09/09 18:47:18 COUNCIL, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE
09/09/09 18:47:19 US
09/09/09 18:47:20 MAKE THIS DECISION NOW.
09/09/09 18:47:23 I FEEL LIKE THE ECONOMY IS SLOW
09/09/09 18:47:23 ENOUGH.
09/09/09 18:47:25 IF WE DON'T GET GOING ON ZACH
09/09/09 18:47:28 STREET FOR TWO MORE
09/09/09 18:47:28 YEARS, IT
09/09/09 18:47:30 IS NOT LIKE ANYBODY IS WAITING
09/09/09 18:47:30 TERRIBLY.
09/09/09 18:47:33 I FEEL LIKE THIS SHOULD
09/09/09 18:47:37 BE OUR
09/09/09 18:47:38 PRIORITY NOW.
09/09/09 18:47:39 THAT IS MY MOTION.
09/09/09 18:47:40 >> MS. WISE: LYNN TODAY, I
09/09/09 18:47:43 WANT TO GIVE YOU --LINDA, I
09/09/09 18:47:46 HOPE WANT TO GIVE YOU ANOTHER
09/09/09 18:47:46 CHILD.
09/09/09 18:47:48 THE JENKINS POOL IS AN HISTORIC
09/09/09 18:47:49 GEM.
09/09/09 18:47:50 WITH THE POOLS WE ARE LEAVING
09/09/09 18:47:53 EMPTY, IT IS NOT GOOD TO LEAVE
09/09/09 18:47:53 THEM EMPTY.
09/09/09 18:47:55 BY MAKING THAT A PRIORITY AND
09/09/09 18:47:57 FIXING THOSE, I THINK FIXING
09/09/09 18:47:59 THOSE POOLS SHOULD BE A
09/09/09 18:48:00 PRIORITY.
09/09/09 18:48:03 WHEN I WAS IN HAVANA A
09/09/09 18:48:07 MONTH
09/09/09 18:48:10 AGO, THERE WERE EMPTY SWIMMING
09/09/09 18:48:10 POOLS EVERYWHERE.
09/09/09 18:48:13 THAT WAS A COST CUTTING MEASURE
09/09/09 18:48:14 THAT CASTRO DID.
09/09/09 18:48:17 THEY DON'T FILL UP THEIR POOLS.
09/09/09 18:48:19 IN A CLIMATE LIKE OURS WHERE
09/09/09 18:48:20 KIDS NEED TO SWIM.
09/09/09 18:48:23 I THINK IT SHOULD BE MORE OF
09/09/09 18:48:24 A
09/09/09 18:48:24 PRIORITY.
09/09/09 18:48:27 NOT THAT ZACH STREET
09/09/09 18:48:27 AND
09/09/09 18:48:29 DOWNTOWN REDEVELOPMENT IS NOT
09/09/09 18:48:32 IMPORTANT,
09/09/09 18:48:34 BUT I THINK I
09/09/09 18:48:34 SUPPORT THAT MOTION.
09/09/09 18:48:37 >> IF I CAN
09/09/09 18:48:39 INTERJECT MYSELF IN
09/09/09 18:48:39 THE CONVERSATION.
09/09/09 18:48:40 DIRECT YOUR ATTENTIONS
09/09/09 18:48:42 SPECIFICALLY SO ALL PEOPLE ARE
09/09/09 18:48:42 AWARE.
09/09/09 18:48:45 THE PROJECT YOU ARE REFERRING
09/09/09 18:48:48 TO, THE ZACH STREET PROJECT IS
09/09/09 18:48:51 ON 264 OF YOUR
09/09/09 18:48:52 BOOK.
09/09/09 18:48:53 I WILL BRING TO YOUR ATTENTION.
09/09/09 18:48:55 IT IS A QUESTION THAT I DON'T
09/09/09 18:48:56 HAVE THE ANSWER TO TONIGHT.
09/09/09 18:49:00 YOU WILL NOTICE THE ZACH
09/09/09 18:49:00 STREET
09/09/09 18:49:02 PROJECT IS FUNDED BY THE
09/09/09 18:49:03 COMMUNITY INVESTMENT TAX FUND.
09/09/09 18:49:04 THE CIT.
09/09/09 18:49:07 IF YOU LOOKED AT
09/09/09 18:49:08 THE PROJECT
09/09/09 18:49:09 THAT MR. DINGFELDER SAID, THOSE
09/09/09 18:49:12 ARE FUNDED BY UTILITY
09/09/09 18:49:12 TAX.
09/09/09 18:49:14 IT RAISES THE ISSUE, THE
09/09/09 18:49:17 QUESTION IS TO TAKE
09/09/09 18:49:17 THE $2
09/09/09 18:49:18 MILLION OF CIT MONEY.
09/09/09 18:49:20 >> YOU CAN SPEND CIT ON PARKS.
09/09/09 18:49:23 >> I THINK AS LONG
09/09/09 18:49:24 AS THE
09/09/09 18:49:26 INTENT IS CARRIED OUT, BONNIE
09/09/09 18:49:26 CAN CARRY IT OUT.
09/09/09 18:49:28 >> I WANT YOU TO BE CLEAR.
09/09/09 18:49:31 IT IS A DIFFERENT
09/09/09 18:49:33 FUNDING
09/09/09 18:49:34 SOURCE AND IT MAY ENTAIL OTHER
09/09/09 18:49:35 FUNDING.
09/09/09 18:49:37 >> Mr. Scott: HOWEVER, IT IS MY
09/09/09 18:49:38 UNDERSTANDING WHEN THERE IS A
09/09/09 18:49:40 CHANGE LIKE THIS, IF YOU HAD A
09/09/09 18:49:43 PUBLIC HEARING, YOU
09/09/09 18:49:44 HAVE TO GO
09/09/09 18:49:45 BACK TO A PUBLIC HEARING.
09/09/09 18:49:47 YOU MAY NEED TO RESEARCH THAT.
09/09/09 18:49:50 >> THE
09/09/09 18:49:53 CI, IT T --THE CIT,
09/09/09 18:49:55 THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED
09/09/09 18:49:56 MAY NEED TO BE AMENDED.
09/09/09 18:49:59 >> DARRELL SMITH, CHIEF OF
09/09/09 18:49:59 STAFF.
09/09/09 18:50:02 WE ARE GOING PRETTY FAST
09/09/09 18:50:03 HERE
09/09/09 18:50:03 TONIGHT.
09/09/09 18:50:05 WE ARE IN THE FIRST HEARING.
09/09/09 18:50:08 THE ADMINISTRATION HAS NOT
09/09/09 18:50:11 REALLY HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO
09/09/09 18:50:13 OBVIOUSLY TO COMMUNICATE FULLY
09/09/09 18:50:14 TO COUNCIL WHAT REVIEW IS THE
09/09/09 18:50:16 BENEFITS OF THE ZACH STREET
09/09/09 18:50:18 PROJECT WOULD BE.
09/09/09 18:50:21 >> I HAVE BEEN BRIEFED.
09/09/09 18:50:23 >> MR. SMITH: WE CLEARLY HEAR
09/09/09 18:50:25 THE INTENT OF COUNCIL AS FAR AS
09/09/09 18:50:28 THE SUPPORT OF THE
09/09/09 18:50:29 NEIGHBORHOODS AND PARK SYSTEMS.
09/09/09 18:50:31 WHAT I WOULD SUGGEST
09/09/09 18:50:33 CONSIDERATION OF IS A MEETING
09/09/09 18:50:35 SCHEDULED WITH THE MAYOR NEXT
09/09/09 18:50:38 WEEK ON THE 15th, I BELIEVE.
09/09/09 18:50:40 THIS COULD BE A TOPIC OF
09/09/09 18:50:42 DISCUSSION AND A CONTINUANCE OF
09/09/09 18:50:44 THE ITEM UNTIL THE SECOND
09/09/09 18:50:47 HEARING SO WE CAN ALL GET MORE
09/09/09 18:50:48 INFORMATION, NOT ONLY FROM THE
09/09/09 18:50:50 LEGAL FOLKS, BUT FROM THE STAKE
09/09/09 18:50:53 HOLDERS IN THE PROCESS.
09/09/09 18:50:55 AS MARK INDICATED, WE HAVE
09/09/09 18:50:57 STAKE HOLDERS IN THE DOWNTOWN
09/09/09 18:50:58 AREA IN BUSINESSES AND
09/09/09 18:51:00 RESIDENTS THAT FEEL THEY NEED
09/09/09 18:51:01 PARKS ALSO.
09/09/09 18:51:05 I WOULD SUGGEST
09/09/09 18:51:05 CONSIDERATION
09/09/09 18:51:08 OF THAT RECOMMENDATION.
09/09/09 18:51:09 >> Mr. Scott: OKAY.
09/09/09 18:51:09 ALL RIGHT.
09/09/09 18:51:10 COUNCILMEMBER CHARLIE MIRANDA.
09/09/09 18:51:13 >> Mr. Miranda:
09/09/09 18:51:15 I WILL NOT TRY
09/09/09 18:51:15 TO GLAMOURIEZ THIS.
09/09/09 18:51:18 IF YOU THINK
09/09/09 18:51:19 WE ARE --GAME
09/09/09 18:51:20 GLAMOURIZE THIS.
09/09/09 18:51:23 IF YOU THINK WE
09/09/09 18:51:26 ARE BAD
09/09/09 18:51:26 NOW,
09/09/09 18:51:29 YOU SHOULD HAVE HAVE
09/09/09 18:51:29 BEEN
09/09/09 18:51:30 HERE BACK THEN.
09/09/09 18:51:34 I CAN TELL YOU THERE
09/09/09 18:51:34 WAS NO ONE
09/09/09 18:51:35 IN McFARLAND PARK.
09/09/09 18:51:37 WE BUILT A NEW ONE.
09/09/09 18:51:39 THERE WAS NO ONE AT THE OTHER
09/09/09 18:51:40 PARK.
09/09/09 18:51:41 THE AVIATION AUTHORITY AND CITY
09/09/09 18:51:44 WORKED A DEAL AND THEY HAVE
09/09/09 18:51:45 A
09/09/09 18:51:47 BEAUTIFUL CENTER AT THAT PARK.
09/09/09 18:51:51 THE ONE IN DULLES
09/09/09 18:51:53 POINT WAS
09/09/09 18:51:53 DONE.
09/09/09 18:51:56 THE ONE ON 22nd AND FOWLER WAS
09/09/09 18:51:58 BUILT FROM THE GROUND UP.
09/09/09 18:51:59 PALMETTO BEACH.
09/09/09 18:51:59 CASCADE POOL.
09/09/09 18:52:02 A TWIN TO THE ONE THAT
09/09/09 18:52:03 IS IN
09/09/09 18:52:05 DAVIS ISLAND.
09/09/09 18:52:07 THEY WERE BUILT SOME TIME
09/09/09 18:52:08 AROUND 1935.
09/09/09 18:52:08 CHAIRMAN SCOTT REMEMBERS THE
09/09/09 18:52:09 CONSTRUCTION.
09/09/09 18:52:09 [ LAUGHTER ]
09/09/09 18:52:15 >>
09/09/09 18:52:16 Mr. Miranda: I THINK THOSE
09/09/09 18:52:19 WERE THE ONLY
09/09/09 18:52:21 TWO IN THE
09/09/09 18:52:23 SOUTHEAST THAT HAVE A SAND
09/09/09 18:52:25 FILTRATION SYSTEM UNDER IT.
09/09/09 18:52:26 THEY WORK.
09/09/09 18:52:29 I DON'T WANT TO SAY WE HAVE NOT
09/09/09 18:52:29 MADE PROGRESS.
09/09/09 18:52:31 WE HAVE MADE PROGRESS OVER THE
09/09/09 18:52:31 YEARS.
09/09/09 18:52:32 IT TAKES TIME TO CONTINUE.
09/09/09 18:52:35 YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE
09/09/09 18:52:36 TO STEP
09/09/09 18:52:38 FORWARD BECAUSE IF NOT, YOU ARE
09/09/09 18:52:41 STANDING STILL.
09/09/09 18:52:41 THANK YOU.
09/09/09 18:52:42 >> Mr. Scott: OKAY.
09/09/09 18:52:43 COUNCILMEMBER LINDA SAUL-SENA.
09/09/09 18:52:46 >> Ms. Saul-Sena:
09/09/09 18:52:47 I WOULD LIKE
09/09/09 18:52:49 TO VOTE ON MY MOTION.
09/09/09 18:52:51 THE MAYOR HAS AN OPPORTUNITY
09/09/09 18:52:52 NEXT WEEK TO SPEAK WITH US
09/09/09 18:52:53 INDIVIDUALLY.
09/09/09 18:52:54 BECAUSE OF SUNSHINE, WE CANNOT
09/09/09 18:52:55 SPEAK WITH EACH OTHER EXCEPT
09/09/09 18:52:56 NOW AT THIS HEARING.
09/09/09 18:52:58 I WOULD LIKE TO VOTE ON THE
09/09/09 18:52:59 MOTION.
09/09/09 18:53:00 I REALLY THINK IT IS A TOUGH
09/09/09 18:53:01 CALL.
09/09/09 18:53:02 WE SHOULD VOTE ON THE SIDE OF
09/09/09 18:53:04 THE MONEY FOR NEIGHBORHOOD
09/09/09 18:53:04 PARKS.
09/09/09 18:53:07 >> Mr. Scott: WE HAVE A MEETING
09/09/09 18:53:08 NEXT WEEK, I THINK, IN THE
09/09/09 18:53:09 MAYOR'S CONFERENCE ROOM.
09/09/09 18:53:11 THAT IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO
09/09/09 18:53:12 FURTHER IT.
09/09/09 18:53:15 I GUESS MY QUESTION
09/09/09 18:53:16 TO MR. HUEY
09/09/09 18:53:19 IN TERMS OF THE ECONOMIC
09/09/09 18:53:19 IMPACT.
09/09/09 18:53:22 WHAT BUSINESSES ARE WE
09/09/09 18:53:22 BRINGING
09/09/09 18:53:23 DOWNTOWN?
09/09/09 18:53:26 I NEED TO HEAR IT AGAIN.
09/09/09 18:53:29 >> MR. HUEY: ALONG THE
09/09/09 18:53:32 ZACH
09/09/09 18:53:35 STREET CORRIDOR, YOU
09/09/09 18:53:37 HAD THE
09/09/09 18:53:37 SKYPOINT INVESTMENT.
09/09/09 18:53:40 $50 MILLION ELEMENT.
09/09/09 18:53:42 THE FLORIDAN HOTEL IS NEARBY.
09/09/09 18:53:43 $10 MILLION IS BEING INVESTED
09/09/09 18:53:44 TO RESTORE THAT PROPERTY.
09/09/09 18:53:48 THESE ARE THE LARGE
09/09/09 18:53:48 INVESTMENTS
09/09/09 18:53:49 THAT HAVE OCCURRED.
09/09/09 18:53:51 ALONG THE WAY AND ALONG
09/09/09 18:53:54 FRANKLIN STREET,
09/09/09 18:53:56 YOU HAVE MOM
09/09/09 18:53:58 AND POP BUSINESSES WHO OPENED
09/09/09 18:53:59 UP RESTAURANTS AND OTHER
09/09/09 18:53:59 BUSINESSES.
09/09/09 18:54:01 YOU HAVE SUPPORTED AND
09/09/09 18:54:01 ENCOURAGED TO COME INTO
09/09/09 18:54:02 DOWNTOWN.
09/09/09 18:54:04 AGAIN, WHAT WE ARE DOING IS ON
09/09/09 18:54:07 THE WATERFRONT,
09/09/09 18:54:09 WE ARE BUILDING
09/09/09 18:54:10 AN ECONOMIC ENGINE WHERE
09/09/09 18:54:13 MILLIONS OF PEOPLE
09/09/09 18:54:15 WILL COME TO
09/09/09 18:54:15 THE WATERFRONT.
09/09/09 18:54:17 THAT ECONOMIC ENGINE, IF WE
09/09/09 18:54:19 DON'T CONNECT IT TO THE
09/09/09 18:54:20 BUSINESSES AND FRANKLIN STREET,
09/09/09 18:54:21 IT WILL FAIL.
09/09/09 18:54:24 IT WILL NOT ACCOMPLISH THE
09/09/09 18:54:27 BENEFIT OF THE
09/09/09 18:54:30 DOWNTOWN.
09/09/09 18:54:31 I DON'T MEAN TO OVERDRAMATIZE
09/09/09 18:54:33 IT, BUT I WANT TO BE CLEAR.
09/09/09 18:54:36 IF WE DON'T
09/09/09 18:54:37 CONNECT THAT WITH
09/09/09 18:54:40 THE FRANKLIN STREET CENTRAL
09/09/09 18:54:41 BUSINESS DISTRICT, WE WILL NOT
09/09/09 18:54:42 REVITALIZE FRANKLIN STREET THE
09/09/09 18:54:42 WAY WE CAN.
09/09/09 18:54:45 THAT IS THE POINT I HAVE
09/09/09 18:54:45 BEEN
09/09/09 18:54:46 TRYING TO MAKE.
09/09/09 18:54:48 I'M SURE SOME OF THE BUSINESSES
09/09/09 18:54:50 COULD HELP DO THAT FOR YOU.
09/09/09 18:54:52 >> Mr. Scott: COUNCILMEMBER
09/09/09 18:54:53 JOHN DINGFELDER AND
09/09/09 18:54:54 COUNCILMEMBER LINDA SAUL-SENA.
09/09/09 18:54:57 >> Mr. Dingfelder: WELL,
09/09/09 18:54:57 I
09/09/09 18:54:57 RESPECT MR. HUEY.
09/09/09 18:54:59 WE ARE GOOD FRIENDS.
09/09/09 18:55:00 IT IS OVERLY DRAMATIC.
09/09/09 18:55:03 THIS LINE ITEM POPPED UP IN THE
09/09/09 18:55:03 LAST SIX MONTHS.
09/09/09 18:55:06 YOU KNOW, I THINK YES, WE
09/09/09 18:55:08 TALKED ABOUT TWO-WAYING AND YOU
09/09/09 18:55:11 HAVE HAD GOOD IDEAS ALONG THE
09/09/09 18:55:11 WAY.
09/09/09 18:55:13 I DON'T WANT REBUTTAL, MARK.
09/09/09 18:55:16 YOU HAD
09/09/09 18:55:17 YOUR MOMENT.
09/09/09 18:55:20 THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT THE
09/09/09 18:55:23 PROCEDURE, WE
09/09/09 18:55:26 COULD
09/09/09 18:55:26 VOTE ON
09/09/09 18:55:27 THIS AND CORRECT ME, SAL,
09/09/09 18:55:27 MARTY.
09/09/09 18:55:29 WE COULD VOTE ON THIS AND THIS
09/09/09 18:55:30 IS OUR INTENT.
09/09/09 18:55:32 BONNIE CAN BRING THIS BACK AT
09/09/09 18:55:34 SECOND READING.
09/09/09 18:55:36 IN THE MEANTIME, THE MAYOR WILL
09/09/09 18:55:38 BE SITTING WITH US IN THE
09/09/09 18:55:40 CONFERENCE ROOM AND SHE CAN
09/09/09 18:55:41 TALK ABOUT ANYTHING.
09/09/09 18:55:44 IF SHE WANTS TO TALK ABOUT
09/09/09 18:55:44 THE
09/09/09 18:55:46 ISSUES SHE CAN.
09/09/09 18:55:49 AT SECOND READING, SAL, MR.
09/09/09 18:55:49 SHELBY, JUST A CLARIFICATION.
09/09/09 18:55:52 >> I WAS GOING TO SAY THIS IS
09/09/09 18:55:53 YOUR FIRST PUBLIC HEARING.
09/09/09 18:55:55 THIS IS GOING TO BE PRESENTED
09/09/09 18:55:58 TO YOU AS A RESOLUTION AT
09/09/09 18:55:58 THE
09/09/09 18:55:59 SECOND READING OF THE BUDGET.
09/09/09 18:56:02 IT WILL TAKE ONE VOTE
09/09/09 18:56:02 AT THAT
09/09/09 18:56:03 TIME.
09/09/09 18:56:04 YOU HAVE ANOTHER PUBLIC HEARING
09/09/09 18:56:05 WHERE A RESOLUTION WILL BE
09/09/09 18:56:08 BEFORE
09/09/09 18:56:09 YOU.
09/09/09 18:56:10 YOU CAN ASK THE LEGAL
09/09/09 18:56:10 DEPARTMENT.
09/09/09 18:56:12 >> Mr. Dingfelder: IF WE TAKE
09/09/09 18:56:14 THE VOTE TONIGHT AND THE MAYOR
09/09/09 18:56:17 CONVINCES US NEXT WEEK, WE
09/09/09 18:56:18 CAN
09/09/09 18:56:19 CHANGE OUR MIND AGAIN.
09/09/09 18:56:20 MR. SHELBY?
09/09/09 18:56:23 >> MR. SHELBY: AS LONG AS YOU
09/09/09 18:56:25 HAVE THE INFORMATION IN THE
09/09/09 18:56:25 RESOLUTION PRESENTED TO YOU,
09/09/09 18:56:26 THE ANSWER IS YES.
09/09/09 18:56:28 >> Mr. Dingfelder: THE MOTION
09/09/09 18:56:28 IS IN ORDER.
09/09/09 18:56:31 >> Ms. Saul-Sena: THANK YOU.
09/09/09 18:56:34 I WANT TO SAY A FEW
09/09/09 18:56:35 WORDS ABOUT
09/09/09 18:56:37 THE KIDS GETTING TO THE MUSEUM
09/09/09 18:56:39 AND THE SIX GUYS MAKING THEIR
09/09/09 18:56:42 WAY UP THE STREET.
09/09/09 18:56:44 I BELIEVE IN PEDESTRIAN-
09/09/09 18:56:45 FRIENDLY DOWNTOWN.
09/09/09 18:56:46 THE MOST SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT
09/09/09 18:56:49 WE CAN MAKE IS TO ALLOW CARS TO
09/09/09 18:56:51 PARK ALONG ASHLEY SO THAT
09/09/09 18:56:53 CROSSING ASHLEY FROM THE
09/09/09 18:56:55 WONDERFUL MUSEUM AND ARTS
09/09/09 18:56:57 DISTRICT ON THE WATER SIDE CAN
09/09/09 18:57:00 LIVE TO GET TO THE OTHER SIDE
09/09/09 18:57:01 OF THE STREET.
09/09/09 18:57:04 YOU NEED PARKING ON
09/09/09 18:57:05 ASHLEY,
09/09/09 18:57:05 WHICH THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS
09/09/09 18:57:06 NOT SERIOUSLY CONSIDERED.
09/09/09 18:57:09 THAT WOULD BE A BETTER URBAN
09/09/09 18:57:11 DESIGN SOLUTION AND MUCH LESS
09/09/09 18:57:12 EXPENSIVE.
09/09/09 18:57:13 IN THE MEANTIME, QUESTION SPEND
09/09/09 18:57:14 THE MONEY ON NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS
09/09/09 18:57:15 AND SWIMMING POOLS.
09/09/09 18:57:18 >> Mr.
09/09/09 18:57:20 Scott: A MOTION IS ON
09/09/09 18:57:21 THE FLOOR.
09/09/09 18:57:24 THAT MOTION WAS MADE
09/09/09 18:57:27 BY
09/09/09 18:57:27 LINDA
09/09/09 18:57:28 SAUL-SENA.
09/09/09 18:57:30 SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER
09/09/09 18:57:31 CHARLIE MIRANDA.
09/09/09 18:57:32 WE MOVE THE $2 MILLION.
09/09/09 18:57:35 >> Ms. Saul-Sena: IF I
09/09/09 18:57:36 CAN
09/09/09 18:57:37 CLARIFY.
09/09/09 18:57:39 WE TAKE THE $2 MILLION OF CIT
09/09/09 18:57:40 MONEY DIRECTED TO ZACH STREET
09/09/09 18:57:41 AND DIRECT IT TO PARKS AND
09/09/09 18:57:41 RECREATION.
09/09/09 18:57:44 FOR
09/09/09 18:57:45 NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS AND
09/09/09 18:57:45 SWIMMING POOLS.
09/09/09 18:57:47 >> Mr. Scott: THAT IS SECONDED
09/09/09 18:57:48 BY COUNCILMEMBER CHARLIE
09/09/09 18:57:48 MIRANDA.
09/09/09 18:57:51 ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION SAY
09/09/09 18:57:51 AYE.
09/09/09 18:57:51 OPPOSED?
09/09/09 18:58:12 >> BRIEF F
09/09/09 18:58:15 .
09/09/09 18:58:15 >> Mr. Scott: DO WE -->>
09/09/09 18:58:18 Mr. Scott:
09/09/09 18:58:21 DO WE NEED TO CLOSE
09/09/09 18:58:22 THE HEARING?
09/09/09 18:58:23 >> SECOND.
09/09/09 18:58:26 >> Mr. Scott: SAY AYE.
09/09/09 18:58:29 WE NEED TO VOTE ON THE
09/09/09 18:58:30 CAPITAL
09/09/09 18:58:30 IMPROVEMENTS.
09/09/09 18:58:31 >> MOTION TO RECEIVE AND FILE.
09/09/09 18:58:34 >> Mr. Scott: RECEIVE AND FILE.
09/09/09 18:58:34 OKAY.
09/09/09 18:58:35 THANK YOU.
09/09/09 18:58:36 WE STAND ADJOURNED.