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[1. CALL TO ORDER]

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AGENCY. APRIL 28TH, 2020. AND WE WILL STAND FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, PLEASE. OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IS STANDS, 1 NATION, UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL. NATION, UNDER INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.ON NATION, UND GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTIE NATION, UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

ROLL PLEASE. >> ROLL CALL. >> THE FIRST ITEM ON THE AGENDA

[4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES]

IS APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FROM THE JANUARY 28TH, 2020, REGULAR MEETING.

>> SECOND. >> MOTION AND SECOND. CALL THE ROLL PLEASE.

>> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER. WE HAVE A MOTION ON THE FLOOR TO APPROVE THE MINUTES.

>> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER. >> YES. >> COMMISSIONER JOHNSON.

>> YES, MA'AM. >> COMMISSIONER PERONA. >> YES, MA'AM.

>> COMMISSIONER SESSIONS. >> YES, MA'AM. >> CHAIR WOMAN HUDSON.

>> YES, MA'AM. >> ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC WISHING TO ADDRESS THE FPRA, PLEASE COME FORWARD. SEEING NO ONE, I'LL CALL THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AND MOVE

[a. Discussion and identification of funding to provide relief and assistance to city residents and businesses as a result of COVID-19.]

ON. >> UNDER NEW BUSINESS, WE HAVE DISCUSSION AND IDENTIFICATION OF FUNDING TO PROVIDE RELIEF AND ASSISTANCE TO CITY RESIDENTS AS A RESULT OF THE

COVID-19 >> WE JUST WENT THROUGH A PRESENTATION DURING WHICH WE TALKED ABOUT UTILIZING A VARIETY OF FUNDS TO HELP WITH OUR RECOVERY AND RELIEF EFFORTS FOR OUR COMMUNITY. ONE OF THOSE FUNDS WAS THE FPRA.

PREVIOUSLY THIS BOARD, ROUGHLY $150,000 TO BE USED FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES. RIGHT NOW, I THINK THE RECOVERY OF BUSINESS IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN INCENTIVIZING BUSINESS TO EXPAND OR TO DO MORE. SO AT THIS TIME I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A MOTION AND A DIRECTIVE FROM YOU ALL TO TRANSFER THAT MONEY THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY SLATED FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES, IN THE AMOUNT OF $150,000 TO THE GENERAL FUND, AS A DEBT REPAYMENT TO THE GENERAL FUND AND THEN THE GENERAL FUND AND THOSE CITY COMMISSIONERS CAN DETERMINE HOW TO UTILIZE THOSE FUNDS AS BEST NEEDED TO HELP THE COMMUNITY.

>> AND WE ACTUALLY JUST KIND OF ALLOCATED THOSE FUNDS. SO I THINK THAT WE NEED TO MAKE

THAT MOTION. >> YES. >> MADAM MAYOR.

>> YES. >> WHAT WAS THE AMOUNT AGAIN? >> $150,000, FROM THE FPRA.

>> WHEN WE SPOKE AT THE LAST MEETING, I THOUGHT YOU SAID 120.

>> NO, SIR. IT WAS $125,000 THAT WAS GOING TO BE UTILIZED FOR SMALL

BUSINESS GRANTS AND 25,000 FOR FOOD DISTRIBUTION SUPPORT. >> OKAY.

OKAY. OKAY. I DIDN'T KNOW YOU HAD THE 25.

>> MR. SESSIONS. >> SO BY US APPROVING THIS, THAT IS GOING TO BE THE CHECK YOU'RE ABLE TO WRITE RIGHT NOW IN ORDER TO START FEEDING PEOPLE, RIGHT?

>> YES. >> OKAY. TO THE GENERAL FUND.

>> RIGHT. RIGHT. WE'RE APPROVING THIS MONEY TO GO TO THE GENERAL FUND, THAT WILL ADDRESS MY CONCERNS ABOUT BEING ABLE TO FEED PEOPLE AS QUICK AS POSSIBLE. SO NOW THE MONEY IS AVAILABLE, WE DON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH ANY OF THESE FEDERAL FUNDINGS, SUCH AS CARES ACT, SHIP FUNDING, CDBG FUNDING, WE'RE WRITING YOU A CHECK NOW TO FEED PEOPLE THAT IS GOING TO COME FROM THIS BOARD, TO THE GENERAL FUND, SO YOU CAN FEED PEOPLE ACCORDINGLY. RIGHT?

>> YES. THAT PORTION, YES, SIR. $25,000, YES, SIR.

>> 25 COMING. OKAY. AND THE REST OF IT GOING TOWARD

SMALL BUSINESSES. YES, SIR. >> MR. PERONA.

>> EXCELLENT. >> WELL, I GUESS MY ONLY PROBLEM OF IT IS THAT IF WE'RE THE FPRA BOARD AND WE GIVE $150,000 TO CITY OF FT. PIERCE, I MEAN, THAT IS FINE.

THAT IS FINE. I THINK WE NEED TO DO THAT. BUT I THINK THERE NEEDS TO BE A STRONG RECOMMENDATION FROM OUR BOARD FOR DEBT FORGIVENESS, AND THAT IT SHOULDN'T BE PART OF THE REASON WHY WE'RE DOING THIS. BECAUSE WE REALLY ARE REPURPOSING BENEFIT THAT WE'VE ALREADY AGREED TO. JUST HAVE A PROBLEM WITH, I KNOW IT'S THE SAME FOLKS OKAY. WE PUT A LITTLE DIFFERENT HAT. BUT I BELIEVE THAT THE FPRA CAN'T DIRECT THE FACT THAT IT'S A REPAYMENT FOR THE LOAN AND WE EXPECT OURSELVES, WHEN WE CALL

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TO ORDER AS THE CITY COMMISSION TO BE ABLE TO SAY WELL, THEY WANTED IT THAT WAY, THEREFORE, WE'RE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND GIVE THEM CREDIT AGAINST THE DEBT THAT THEY OWE.

I LIKE KEEPING THINGS IN THEIR OWN LITTLE SPACES. >> SO YOU DON'T WANT IT TO BE

DEBT REPAYMENT? >> I WOULD ASK FOR THAT RECOMMENDATION WHEN IT GOES TO THE CITY COMMISSION. BECAUSE IT'S A REPURPOSING OF AN AMOUNT THAT WE'VE AGREED TO.

IT'S BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT. SO WE'RE TAKING $150,000 AND WE'RE GOING TO REPURPOSE THAT.

>> I SEE WHAT YOU'RE SAYING. >> TO DO THE RECOVERY. WHICH I THINK IS GOOD.

AND RATHER THAN MAKE IT MANDATORY, I WOULD JUST MERELY MAKE IT AS A SIDE NOTE, THAT WE ASK THE CITY COMMISSION WHEN THEY CONVENE THAT THEY USE THAT AS A DEBT REPAYMENT ALSO.

>> OKAY. >> SO OTHERWISE, WE ARE ACTUALLY WEARING TWO HATS RIGHT HERE. AND WE WOULD BE PUSHING THIS DOWN THE ROAD.

HERE IS YOUR MONEY. AND IT HAS TO GO TO REPAY THE DEBT.

WELL, THIS COMMISSION MAY NOT, MAY HAVE JUST PUT IT IN THE GENERAL FUND AND PAY BILLS WITH IT. SO I'M JUST TRYING TO KEEP EVERYTHING IN ITS RIGHT BUCKET.

DO YOU UNDERSTAND? >> I AGREE. SO I'M WAITING FOR YOU TO MAKE

THE MOTION. >> YES. SO GO AHEAD AND TALK.

>> MAKE A MOTION AS A MEMBER OF THE FPRA, TO REPURPOSE THE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FUNDS TO A RECOVERY FUND AND SEND $150,000 TO THE CITY OF FT. PIERCE WITH A RECOMMENDATION THAT THEY USE

THAT $150,000 AS A DEBT REPAYMENT. >> SECOND.

>> OKAY. >> ANY DISCUSSION. CALL THE ROLL, PLEASE.

>> MR. JOHNSON. >> YES, MA'AM. >> COMMISSIONER PERONA.

>> YES, MA'AM. >> COMMISSIONER SESSIONS. >> YES, MA'AM.

>> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER >> YES. >> CHAIR WOMAN HUDSON.

>> YES. >> STAFF COMMENTS. >> MADAM CHAIR, IN YOUR

[7. STAFF COMMENTS]

PACKAGE, THE BACK-UP DOCUMENTATION WAS A SUMMARY OF THE FPRA PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES, SOME OF OUR ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN PUT ON PAUSE.

THERE IS A GENTLEMAN HERE, DALE MEDICINE, HE IS OUR DEVELOPER FOR THE KINGS LANDING SITE.

HE IS STILL COMMITTED. HE BEATS ME UP EVERY WEEK, OR HE TRIES TO.

LIKE I SAID, WE'RE STILL COMMITTED TO THAT PROJECT BEING SUCCESSFUL.

THERE ARE OTHER PROJECTS LIKE THE 1100 BLOCK OF AVENUE D. THE LINDSEY SCHOOL OF ARTS FOR THE REHABILITATION OF THE OLD CATHOLIC SCHOOL. SUNRISE THEATER.

OUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE SUNRISE THEATER IS PRETTY LARGE. AND I BELIEVE IT'S $450,000, UP TO 500, AS WE DISCUSSED ON AN ANNUAL BASIS. BUT SUNRISE THEATER IS GOING TO HAVE CHALLENGES. SUNRISE THEATER IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE THE LAST OPERATIONS THAT WE HAVE TO GET BACK TO NORMALCY, BECAUSE WE HAVE AN ENCLOSED STRUCTURE THAT HOLDS ABOUT 1200 PEOPLE. AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO BE VERY MINDFUL ABOUT THE FACT THAT WE DON'T WANT TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER AND IN AN ENCLOSED ENVIRONMENT THAT COULD POSSIBLY CONTRIBUTE TO THE TRANSMISSION OF THIS COVID-19 VIRUS.

SO WE'RE MONITORING THE SITUATION. ALL EVENTS THROUGH APRIL AND NOW PROBABLY THROUGH THE MAJORITY OF MAY HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.

I SINCERELY HOPE THAT WE CAN GET BACK TO BUSINESS BY THE FALL.

IT'S GOING TO BE TOUGH, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. BUT OUR STAFF, THEY'RE ENGAGED RIGHT NOW, THEY'RE WORKING ON CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS, SUCH AS THE BLACK BOX FLOOR, TALKING ABOUT THAT FOR A WHILE, EXTERIOR PAINTING, INTERNAL MECHANICAL SYSTEMS LIKE THE INTERNAL ELEVATOR. RETAIL RECRUITMENT PROJECT, THAT IS ACTUALLY TEMPORARILY ON HOLD. BUT WE'RE GOING TO RECONVENE AGAIN IN MAY, MAY 26TH.

SPECIAL MEETING OF SORTS. BUT HOPEFULLY BY THAT TIME, WE CAN DISCUSS THIS DEVELOPMENT TYPE, THESE DEVELOPMENT TYPE STRATEGIES AND MOVE FORWARD AS A REDEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION.

I'M SORRY. REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY. OUR SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS, AS YOU KNOW, THERE IS NO SCHOOL. THEY HAVE BEEN REASSIGNED TO PATROL. THEY'RE ON THE SAME SCHEDULE. ASSISTING WITH THE RESPONSE AND ALSO PROVIDING INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION THROUGH THIS PANDEMIC CRISIS.

FIRERMAN'S WHARF RFP, THAT HAS BEEN PUT ON HOLD. WE STARTED THAT, WE ISSUED THAT ON FEBRUARY 28TH. UNFORTUNATELY, THINGS WENT A LITTLE SIDEWAYS WITH THIS CORONAVIRUS SITUATION. SO THAT HAS BEEN POERNED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

AND OUR POSTPONED IN THE MIDST OF THIS CORONAVIRUS. CRA UPDATE, IN MAY, WE CAN GET

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THE FINAL PRESENTATION TO YOU AND WE ADOPT AND APPROVE THE UPDATE FOR THE CRA PLAN AND WE CAN MOVE FORWARD AS AN AGENCY. AND AS YOU ALREADY KNOW, WE COMPLETED THE ANNUAL REPORT.

SO YOU KNOW, ALL CYLINDERS ARE MOVING AS FAR AS STAFF. BUT AS FAR AS INTEGRATION WITH THE COMMUNITY, INTEGRATION WITH THE DEVELOPMENT FOLKS, IT IS STYMIED AT THIS TIME.

WE ARE STILL COMMITTED. WE ARE MOVING FORWARD AND WE HAVE EVERY INTENTION OF PROMOTING REDEVELOPMENT IN FT. PIERCE. MADAM MAYOR.

>> YES, SIR. >> WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE BEHIND CONTINUING WITH FISHERMAN'S WHARF? WHAT OBSTACLES DO YOU FACE IN RUNNING THAT PARALLEL?

>> I WOULD SAY SIR, THE AVAILABILITY OF QUALIFIED VENDORS.

AS WITH ALL OF OUR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS, WE PUT A PAUSE ON MANY OF OUR MAJOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS. BECAUSE OUR DEVELOPERS, THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO HAVE SOME SORT OF RELATIONSHIP WITH CONTRACTORS, MATERIALS, VENDORS, EQUIPMENT, AND THEY HAVE TO HAVE SOME SORT OF INTERNAL SCHEDULE, IF THEY'RE GOING TO PROVIDE A PROPOSAL. THEY HAVE TO BE I GUESS CONFIDENT THAT THEY CAN BRING THE RESOURCES TO FT. PIERCE TO PROVIDE THE PRODUCT THAT WE WANT.

AND THE LAST THING THAT WE WANT IS TO HAVE ANY TYPE OF PHYSICAL, HEALTH OR BIOLOGICAL BARRIER THAT PREVENTS DEVELOPERS FROM THE SOUTH FLORIDA OR CENTRAL FLORIDA OR OUT OF STATE TO COME TO OUR BEAUTIFUL CITY TO PROVIDE THE BEST PRODUCT FOR THAT AREA.

>> SO I AGREE, EXCEPT FOR CONSTRUCTION HAS REMAINED AND STILL IS AN ESSENTIAL FUNCTION WITHIN THIS WHOLE EPIDEMIC. SO I DON'T KNOW. I HAVE MIXED EMOTIONS, I'LL BE HONEST. BECAUSE THIS SEEMS LIKE A GOOD TIME WE COULD ACCOMPLISH SOMETHING MAJOR, GET IT ON THE STREET, GET FEEDBACK AND INPUT FROM THOSE THAT ARE INTERESTED.

BECAUSE THESE FOLKS ARE LOOKING, NOT AT TODAY, THEY'RE LOOKING AT THE SIX-MONTH PLAN.

IF WE CAN GET THROUGH THE GOVERNMENTAL PROCESS, IN THE NEXT THREE OR FOUR MONTHS, AND THEN THE SIX MONTH PLAN THEY'VE GOT ALL RIGHT, I'VE GOT ONE ON THE BOOKS, READY TO GO.

SO I DON'T KNOW, I KIND OF JUST BRING THAT UP FOR DISCUSSION, I GUESS.

BECAUSE THAT IS AN IDEA. >> I PERSONALLY DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH GOVERNMENT MOVING FORWARD, ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF WHAT IS GOING ON TO EXPEDITE THESE PROJECTS THAT WE HAVE.

I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD PUT THEM ON HOLD. BECAUSE I MEAN, WE'RE NOT SUBJECTING INDIVIDUALS TO PHYSICALLY BEING HARMED BY WAY OF THE SOCIAL DISTANCING.

I MEAN, MOST OF THIS IS GOING TO BE DONE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. PEOPLE ARE WORKING FROM THEIR HOMES. AND ACTUALLY, IT'S A PROUD MOMENT TO EVEN HAVE A DEVELOPER TO EVEN WANT TO TALK ABOUT DOING BUSINESS AND BRINGING THEIR PLANS INTO FRUITION, ESPECIALLY IN THIS DAY AND TIME. SO I DON'T WANT TO BE THE ONE TO THROW A CAVEAT IN THEIR PROGRAM. IF THEY'RE WILLING TO WORK AND MAKE IT HAPPEN, THEY HAVE DEADLINES, THEY HAVE TO MEET, AS LONG AS WE CAN RUN CITY HALL ACCORDINGLY, AND MAKE SURE THAT THEY DEVELOP ON TIME, LIKE THEY WANT TO, THEN I WOULD ENCOURAGE IT. AND I DON'T WANT TO DO ANYTHING, AT LEAST I DON'T WANT CITY HALL TO DO ANYTHING TO PREVENT THEM FROM DOING SO. SO THAT IS MY POSITION ON IT

>> SO ARE WE TALKING ABOUT HAVING A SITUATION WHERE THE PUBLIC WOULD HAVE TO WEIGH IN ON IT AND WE WOULD HAVE TO HAVE A PUBLIC HEARING? IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE SAYING?

ARE YOU SAYING THAT WE COULD GET THAT FAR? >> YEAH.

I THINK WE CAN GET THAT FAR. BECAUSE THERE IS A LOT OF STEPS BETWEEN TODAY AND THAT POINT.

>> SO AT THAT POINT YOU MIGHT THINK THAT WE WOULD BE BACK TO SORT OF SEMI NORMAL, BEING ABLE TO HAVE PUBLIC HEARINGS AND THAT SORT OF THING? YOU'RE SAYING ALL OF THAT --

>> THAT IS MY HOPE. WE POSTPONE THE PUBLIC HEARING, WE POSTPONE IT.

EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS THE STATE OF EMERGENCY. SO BUT IF YOU CAN RUN IT PARALLEL, WE CAN CONTINUE THE PROCESS WHERE WE'RE ENGAGING FOLKS TO BE INTERESTED IN THE CITY OF FT. PIERCE, BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO BEAT THIS THING, WE'RE POSITIVE.

WE'RE HOPEFUL THAT THE NEXT PHASES OF DEVELOPMENT AT FISHERMAN'S WHARF IS GOING TO HAPPEN, THEN WHY WOULD WE SLOW THAT TRAIN DOWN? LET IT KEEP GOING.

>> RIGHT. >> I AGREE. >> YEAH.

AND THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT ARE VERY CAPABLE OF LOOKING PAST THIS SITUATION.

AND CONTINUING THEIR WORK. THAT IS RIGHT. ACTUALLY, WE CAN TO A CERTAIN EXTENT LOOK PAST THIS SITUATION. AND I KNOW YOU ARE DOING THIS.

AND I APPRECIATE THE PLANNING THAT YOU'RE PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE.

I REALLY DO. >> SO AS A HEAD OF THE FPRA, I KNOW YOU GOT A LOT TO JUGGLE.

AND THIS IS ONE OF THEM THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO PUT A LOT OF PRESSURE.

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FROM MY PERSPECTIVE, DON'T LET IT SLOW DOWN WITHIN REASON. >> EXACTLY.

YOU COULD DO THAT IN YOUR SPARE TIME, MR. MIMS. >> IF ALL OF YOU ARE COMFORTABLE IN MOVING FORWARD AND NOT POSTPONING ANY OF THE DEVELOPMENT REQUESTS FOR QUALIFICATIONS AND PROPOSALS, I'LL GET WITH JOHN IN PURCHASING AND WE WILL MOVE FORWARD WITH THE READVERTISEMENT OR COMMENCEMENT OF THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THOSE

BIDS. >> I'M COMFORTABLE WITH IT. >> I'M COMFORTABLE.

>> THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER PERONA. >> I JUST WANT ONE CONFIRMATION. AGAIN. SO WE ARE NOT ANTICIPATING ANY

TYPE OF ASSISTANCE FROM THE GENERAL FUND THIS YEAR? >> FOR THE FPRA?

>> YES. >> ALL SIGNS POINTED TO THE FPRA THRIVING THIS YEAR.

>> POINTED. >> POINTED. >> NOW, HOWEVER, SIR, I DO NOT KNOW WHAT NEXT YEAR WILL BRING US, BUT WE WERE DOING VERY WELL, A LOT OF INVESTMENT, BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS, SALES TRANSACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENT. AND I BELIEVE FPRA IS DEFINITELY HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. BUT NO, WE DO NOT ANTICIPATE.

BUT I THINK DEFINITELY OUR DIRECTOR OF FINANCE IS PREPARING FOR THAT.

>> AS LONG AS THIS YEAR WE ARE SURE THAT THERE IS NOT GOING TO BE A TRANSFER.

BECAUSE IF WE DID, WE JUST WENT AHEAD AND GAVE $150,000. IT REMINDS ME OF ME WHEN I WAS IN COLLEGE WITH MY PARENTS. I'M GOING TO PAY FOR THIS. SOMEHOW MY PARENTS PAID FOR IT.

SO THAT IS WHAT IT IS. JUST TO MAKE SURE. I KNOW THAT WE HAD SAID THAT BEFORE IN THE PAST, THAT WE WERE NOT ANTICIPATING IN OUR BUDGET REVIEW ANY ANTICIPATION OF ANY ASSISTANCE FROM THE GENERAL FUND. BUT THE WORLD HAS CHANGED IN THE LAST EIGHT WEEKS. SO YOU KNOW, IT'S A NEW GAME AND I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE WERE NOT ANTICIPATING ANY TYPE OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.

>> THE WORLD HAS CHANGED IN THAT VERY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. I THINK IT'S POSSIBLE THAT IT COULD EASE BACK INTO, I KNOW IT'S NOT GOING TO BE VERY FAST. BUT I THINK THAT THERE IS GOING

TO BE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL. >> DEFINITELY.

>> YEAH. >> OKAY. I SHALL PROCEED AS DIRECTOR,

NOT A PROBLEM. >> THANK YOU. WHAT'S NEXT?

[8. BOARD COMMENTS]

THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS BOARD COMMENTS. >> ANY BOARD MEMBER HAVE ANY

COMMENTS? >> WE'VE APPROVED THE MONEY FROM THE FPRA.

I HOPE WE'RE SENDING A MESSAGE OUT TO THE CITIZENS OF FT. PIERCE THAT WE ARE PERSONALLY TRYING TO ADDRESS OUR CONCERNS. WE TALK ABOUT FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, WE TALK ABOUT STATE GOVERNMENT. BUT THE FORM OF GOVERNMENT THAT I'VE ALWAYS SAID IMPACTS A PERSON MORE DIRECTLY THAN ANY IS LOCAL, MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT. AND WE'VE APPROVED SOME MONEY.

I'M HOPING THAT STAFF HAS TAKEN A LOT OF NOTES FROM THAT OTHER MEETING WE JUST GOT OUT OF IN TERMS OF OUR CONCERNS AND HOW WE WANT THIS TO WORK OUT SMOOTHLY WITH THE TRANSPARENCY TO OUR CHURCHES OUT THERE, WORK WITH THE CITY IN TERMS OF IDENTIFYING THOSE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE IN NEED. WE'RE NOT ASKING YOU TO SPEND ANY MONEY.

WE'RE JUST ASKING YOU TO PARTNERSHIP UP WITH US SO WE CAN IDENTIFY PEOPLE THAT ARE IN NEED. IF YOU WANT TO CONTRIBUTE, WE'LL TAKE A CHECK, I'M SURE.

BUT AT ANY RATE, WORK WITH OUR GOVERNMENT AND LET'S MAKE THIS HELP, WELL, AT LEAST LET'S HELP AND THAT WAS A MAJOR CONCERN OF MINE. LET'S HOPE THOSE THAT ARE LESS FORTUNATE. SO WE'VE APPROVED THAT MONEY AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THE CITY PUTTING THE BOOTS ON THE GROUND MAY 4TH, CITY MANAGER. GOING TO BE PEOPLE BEING FED.

SO I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT. WHILE I'M ON THE MICROPHONE TOO, SUNRISE THEATER, THOSE YOUNG LADIES OVER THERE ARE BEING VERY CREATIVE, SHARON AND ANN.

THEY HAVE A CONTEST FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, ZERO TO 17, COLORING CONTEST INDIVIDUALS DON'T HAVE TO COME OUT. ALL THEY ARE GOING TO DO IS DO THIS COLORING BOOK CONTEST.

WHERE THEY'RE GOING TO COLOR A PICTURE OF THE SUNRISE THEATER. THEY'RE BROADCASTING IT.

THEY'RE GOING TO GIVE FIRST, SECOND, THIRD PRIZES TO THE WINNER.

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THEY WERE GOING TO GIVE FREE TICKETS. BUT I TALKED TO GOODFELLAS PIZZA. THEY'RE GOING TO GIVE PIZZA AWAY TO THE FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD PLACE WINNER. CAUSEWAY COVE, THEY AGREED, THOSE GUYS OVER THERE, THEY'RE GOING TO GIVE AWAY TICKETS TO THE DRIVE-IN THEATER. THEY HAVE A DRIVE-IN THEATER OVER THERE THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO GET OUT OF YOUR CAR, ON THE WEEKENDS, YOU PULL UP AND GO TO

THE THEATER LIKE WE USED TO DO IN THE OLD DAYS. >> YOU'LL HAVE TO TELL JEREMIAH

WHAT THAT IS. >> WAY BEFORE HIS TIME. >> NICK TOO.

>> YEAH. >> I WAS IN THE BACKSEAT. YEAH.

>> >> WHAT YOU DOING IN THE BACKSEAT?

>> I WAS A KID. >> I WAS A KID IN A BABY'S SEAT.

WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU, MAN. >> OH, OKAY. >> BUT THAT IS IT FOR ME.

THANK YOU. >> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER, DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO

SAY BEFORE WE ADJOURN? >> I'M JUST PLEASED WITH THIS DAY AS IT HAS GONE.

AND I JUST THINK FT. PIERCE HAS TAKEN A GIANT STEP, IN SUPPORTING ITS COMMUNITY.

>> GREAT. COMMISSIONER PERONA. >> NO. I'M GOOD.

THANK YOU. >> COMMISSIONER JOHNSON. >> NO.

>> I JUST WANT TO REMIND EVERYBODY, I'M GOING TO BE A BORE UNTIL THE CENSUS IS DONE.

SO I WOULD LIKE TO REMIND EVERYBODY THAT YOU HAVE TO COMPLETE THE CENSUS AND EVERYBODY HAS TO BE COUNTED IN THE HOUSEHOLD. IT'S ALL CONFIDENTIAL.

IT WON'T BE PUBLIC UNTIL 72 YEARS. YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING THAT IS, YOU'LL GIVE TO THE CENSUS. AND THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO WILL BE INTERESTED IN 72 YEARS WILL BE THE GENOLOGISTS. SO SHALL WE ADJOURN?

>> MOVE. >> MOVE. >> LET'S ADJOURN.

LET'S MOVE OUT OF THE

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