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[1. CALL TO ORDER]

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>> I WOULD LIKE TO CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER, TUESDAY, MAY 26TH, SPECIAL FPRA MEETING PLEASE STANDS FOR PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

>> HUDSON. >> PRESENT. >> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER.

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

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

>> THANK YOU. >> WE DID GET INDICATION THAT

COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER WOULD NOT BE AABLE TO JOIN US TODAY. >> OKAY, THANK YOU.

[5. COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC Any person who wishes to comment on any subject on this agenda may be heard at this time. Please limit your comments to three (3) minutes or less, as directed by the Chairperson, as this section of the Agenda is limited to fifteen minutes. The FPRA Board will not be able to take any official actions under Comments from the Public. Speakers will address the Chairperson, Board Members, and the Public with respect. Inappropriate language will not be tolerated. Sign-up sheet is located in the lobby. ]

WE MOVE TO COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC. >> OKAY WE HAVE FOUR PEOPLE SIGNED UP. YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES AND MISS COX WILL GIVE YOU A WARNING. PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS ARE WE SIGNING IN

TODAY. >> YES, MA'AM, PLEASE SIGN IN AND YOUR THYME STARTS WHEN YOU START TRACKING CHARLIE FROOENK FRANK MATTHEWS.

>> >

>> MADAME CHAIR AND MEMBERS OF THE REVIEW VOTE BOARD MY NAME FOR THE RECORD IS CHARLIE FRANK MRAJ USE AND I'M THE SITTING CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BOARD NOW I'VE BEEN ON THE BOARD FIVE YEARS AND FOUR OF THOSE FIVE I SERVED AS CHAIR OF THE BOARD. WE'RE VIA PALLED TO COME TODAY AND HAVE TO DEAL WITH ITEMS 7 C. WHAT'S SO ALARMING ABOUT ITEM 7 C IS THAT WE DEFINITELY WANT TO BE IN SUPPORT OF THE LINCOLN PARK YOUNG PROFESSIONALS.

BUT WHEN AN ITEM NOT BROUGHT BEFORE US AND TO GET THE UNDERSTANDING WHETHER WE SUPPORT IT OR NOT THE BOARD UNANIMOUSLY VOTED TO NOT MACK A RECOMMENDATION F THEY MAKE THE RECOMMENDATION THEY WANT THAT RECOMMENDATION TO BE DENIAL AT THIS TIME.

WE DID GO FURTHER TO BRING HISTORY UP ABOUT IT. NUMBER ONE IS THAT LINCOLN PARK HEART TO FOUNDATION HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH TRYING TO BE COMMITTED TO FINALIZING PLANS OF LINCOLN THEATER. THAT PARTICULAR PROPERTY IN 1100 BLOCK IS PART OF THE GRANT COMMITMENT AND TO DO ANYTHING TO LET SOMEONE USE IT OR SELL IT IT WOULD HINDER TREMENDOUSLY WHAT IS NEEDED FOR PARKING. SINCE IN CRA DISTRICT THAT ITEM SHOULD HAVE ABOUT BROUGHT TO THE BOARD DIRECTLY FOR A DECISION.

SECONDLY WE WANT TO RECOMMEND THAT THERE'S TWO VACANT PEESZ OF PROPERTY DOWN THE STREET.

ONE IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF POLICE SUBSTATION. WE CERTAINLY RECOMMEND SOME CONSIDERATION FOR THAT. THE OTHER ONE IS 13TH AND AVENUE D WE HAVE THE OWNER OF THAT PROPERTY MR. HOW WELL. HE WOULD BE GLAD TO WORK OUT A LEASE AGREEMENT WITH THE PARTNERS. WE CERTAINLY WANT TO KNOW. AND THEN WHEN I READ TODAY YOU READ ONE THING AND ONE PAPER AND SOMETHING ELSE. EVEN GO BACK TO 20 TO AN ARTICLE THE CLERK HAS M MR. RHETT ASBURY ROAD IN 200 SAYING THE CITY WILL HELP PURCHASE PROPERTY FOR THE THEATER PARKING AND BECAUSE OF THAT THIS KIND OF LIKE PUT EVERYTHING IN A DOUBT. RESTRONGLY HAVE MEMBERS OF THE CR AA BOARD WITH ME, MISS JOHNSON AND MISS KLINE AND OTHER MEMBERS HERE. THIS IS ONE TIME WE DID A UNANIMOUS VOTE TO AUTHORIZE US TO COME BEFORE YOU ALL TO ASK THAT IT BE DENIED AT THIS TIME AND THEN RECOMMENDING THAT THOSE TWO OTHER PIECES OF PROPERTY BE CONSIDERED.

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, SIR. MR. GARDENER.

CHRIS GARDENER.E >>.

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>> CHRIS GARDENER 2071 -- AVENUE HERE TO SPEAK ON ITEM 7 D WITH THE RETAIL BUSINESS RECRUITMENT OFFICE OR WHATEVER PLANNED. I FEEL LIKE CITY IS IN SUCH DISAARRAY RIGHT NOW THIS IS NOT THE BEST TIME TO BE DOING THIS.

THERE'S LIMITED RETAIL SPACE IN DOWNTOWN AND THE ONLY THING I FEEL THIS BENEFITS IS THE KING PROJECT AND I KNOW S SHY"ACTION NEWS" WORKED HARD AND EFFORTS ARE WELL DESERVED BUT I DON'T THINK IT'S RIGHT AT THIS TIME TO BE MOVING FORWARD WITH THAT.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. >> CHRIS SIGN STOOIN.

EINSTEIN CHRIS EINSTEIN 07 ORANGE AVENUE. -- 207 ORANGE AVENUE.

I'M ALSO HERE TO SPEAK ON D REGARDS TO CONSULTANT TO -- FOR BUSINESS RETAIL RECRUITMENT AND IS THAT SOMETHING THE CITY COULD HAVE BENEFITTED FROM WHEN PROPOSED PRE COVID IT'S MY PERSONAL OPINION WE SHOULD POSTPONE UNTIL ECONOMY STABILIZES.

IT'S TOO SOON FOR THIS. NOT THE BEST WAY TO SEND OPINION NOW.

THERE'S TOO MANY WHAT IFS. FEASIBILITY STULTY TAKES TWO TO THREE MONTHS AND RETAIL PLAN ONE TO TWO MONTHS AND INFORMATION IS CHANGING ON DAILY BASIS BY THE TIME THE STUDY IS DONE IT WILL BE OB SEW LOOUT LEAST. INSTEEDZ OF HEARING ABOUT COMPANIES WANT TO BE EXPAND AND MOVING AAND DEVELOPING YOU'RE HEARING ABOUT SO.

BIGGER COMPANIES THAT WE ALL THOUGHT WERE PRETTY STABLE THEY'RE CLOSING DOORS.

FILING BANKRUPTCY. DOWNTOWN FOR THE PIERCE IS LOSING BUSINESSES.

ONE BUSINESS PRIME REAL IS STATE LOST FOUR OF ITS TENANTS RIGHT ON SECOND STREET.

THEY'LL BE GONE THIS MONTH PROBABLY AND ONE OF OUR BIGGEST BUILDINGS.

AND WE HAVE BIGGER ISSUES. CITY HALL IS NOT REMOTELY PREPARED FOR THIS CRISIS.

WE ARE PERSONALLY BUILDING MULTIPLE PROJECTS BIG PROJECTS AND SETBACK TIME-WISE AND FAMILY WHICH COULD HAVE BEEN AVOID PHILADELPHIA CITY HALL WAS PROACTIVE VERSE PRESIDENT ACTIVE THERE'S NO EMERGENCY PLAN IN PLACE AND DOESN'T SEEM LIKE THERE WAS A MORATORIUM ON COMMITTEE AND BOARD MEETING AND WE HAVE NOT MOVED FORWARD IN PLANS.

WE HAD TO PHYSICALLY HAD TO MAIL IN BUILDING PLANS YOU HAVE TRIED THAT VERSUS GETTING THEM TO CITY HALL AND CREDIT CARD FEES WE ALWAYS PAY THEM WITH CHECKS OR CASH.

NOW WE HAD FIVE% CREDIT CARD FEES ON 3,000, 4,000 DOLLAR PERMIT FEES.

AND/OR EVEN BETTER -- THIS IS 2,000 PLUS COMMISSION IS WHAT YOU'RE ALLOCATING FOR CONSULTANT. I'D RATHER SEE THAT MACHINE GO TO PREPARING A EMERGENCY PLAN FOR CITY HALL OR MAYBE EVEN SORRY CRISIS RES COVERY EXPERT HIRING ONE OF THOSE TO CREATE HOW TO GET FOR THE PIERCE BACK ON TRACK DOWNTOWN AND BUSINESSES.

AND FIX OTHER ITEMS FIRST BEFORE WE CAN CONSIDER MOVING FORWARD AND BRINGING IN MORE BUSINESSES. AND WITH THE PAYMENT IT SAYS 8,000 PLUS COMMISSION.

IT'S BHAT CONSULTANT RECEIVES. WHO PAYS COMMISSION. WHAT IS PERCENTAGE AND EXACTLY HOW DOES THAT COMMISSION WORK? AND WHEN YOU SAY THAT. THAT'S WHAT MADE ME IT'S GEARED TOWARDS HG KING PLANT VERSUS DOWNTOWN OR CRA AREA. AND IF IT IS HG KING THAT SHOULD GO CASH BE THEIR RESPONSIBILITY FOR DEVELOPERS. THERE PRESIDENTIAL AS FAR AS PARKLETTE PROGRAM ALL FOUR DOWN SECOND STREET WE JUST NEEDED MORE GUIDANCE.

WHICH WE'RE ALL WORKING TOWARDS. AND I THINK --

>> MA'AM. >> DBA. >> THAT'S YOUR TIME.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >> THANK YOU.

>> SHABEZ. >> GOOD AFTERNOON.

>> SIGN IN AND STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD. WAIT.

TWO OF YOU ARE SPEAKING? I ONLY HAVE ONE SHEET OKAY. >> I'LL GO AHEAD AND SPEAK.

THANK YOU. -- WITH ALLEGHENY AFTERNOON TO SPEAK ON BEHALF OF ROUTE PROJECT PART OF -- MINISTRIES INITIATIVE.

WE CAME BEFORE THE COMMISSION IN FEBRUARY TO REQUEST 1134, 1138 WITH GREAT SUPPORT FROM

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YOU AND WE SUBMITTED AN APPLICATION RESPONDING TO CITY LAND -- AS INSTRUCTED AND TODAY WE'RE HERE TO CHAMPION THE ROOT APPLICATION FOR FOLLOWING REASONS.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT. TO ACTIVATE SPACE KNOW. THEATER THIS WILL ALSO SPUR INVESTORS THAT COULD HELP. SMALL BUSINESS INCUBATION THIS SPACE WILL BE INNOVATIVE, FLEXIBLE FOR COMMUNITY PROGRAM AND EVENTS AND SERVE AS SENSE OF PLACE FOR THE COMMUNITY AND LAUNCHING PAD FOR BIGGER SPACE IN COMMUNITY AND BRANDONING THE COMMUNITY SAFE OPEN DOOR CON SEPTEMBER. WE'RE READY TO START THE ROOT PROJECT AND ARE POSTURED TO BUILD OUT IN 18 MONTHS. THERE'S COMMITTED FUNDING FOR BUILD-OUT FROMAL GAIN YIVRMENT WE HIRED CONSULTANTS TO START COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WITH POPUP TO HAPPEN LATE SUMMER INITIALLY. WE'RE GROOMING YOUNG LEADERS THIS COMMUNITY TO MANAGE THIS PROJECT AS WELL. LASTLY THE COMMON GOOD INITIATIVE WAS CLEAR FROM THE BEGINNING THAT WE WANT IT TO BUILD THE CAPACITY OF NOT ONLY RESIDENTS, VIA SOME OF THE PROGRAMMING AND PROJECTS WE HAVE INVESTSED IN BUT THE CAPACITY OF THE COMMUNITY.

WHICH THE ROOT WILL DO. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. LET'S MOVE ON TO THE NEXT TOUCH.

>> OKAY. THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS THE LINCOLN THEATER

[7. NEW BUSINESS]

RESTORATION UPDATE BY REPRESENTATIVE DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. COMMERATIVE

COMMUNITY. >> MR. MEMS DO YOU KNOW WHO IS THAT THE, WHO IS COMING?

>>. >>. >> GOOD EVENING MADAME MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS. I'M PAMELA WEAPON LINCOLN PARK MAIN STREET 1234 AVENUE D AND I'M STANDING BEFORE YOU AS A REPRESENTATIVE IN THE INTEREST OF THE MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR COMMERATIVE COMMITTEE ON BEHALF OF LINCOLN THEATER RESTORATION PROJECT.

ALSO, NEXT TO ME IS THE CHAIR OF THE RESTORATION THEATER RESTORATION COMMITTEE MR. REGIONAL FORD AND THERE'S A COUPLE OF MEMBERS FROM THAT MLK COMMERATIVE COMMITTEE IN THE AAUDIENCE. TO GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON THE THEATER REST TORE RATION, IN SEPTEMBER OF LAST YEAR THE COMMITTEE CAME TOGETHER, RESTORATION COMMITTEE ALONG WITH MYSELF FACILITATING THE MEETING SEPTEMBER 24TH YOU HAVE DOCUMENTATION BEFORE YOU.

AND WE TALKED ABOUT ESTABLISHING A NEW VISION FOR THE THEATER AS WELL AS A NEW MISSION AND A NEW COP SEPTEMBER AS TO WHAT THAT COMMITTEE WILL LIKEN THAT THEATER TO LOOK LIKE IN 'REST TORE AATEIVE MANNER. NEW VISION IS IS FOR THE THEATER TO BE REGIONAL -- A REGIONAL PERFORMING ARTS SP SPENTER AND THAT VISION WOULD BE CARRIED OUT THROUGH THE MISSION OF CREATING A REGIONAL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AND YOU KNOW PROVIDING COMEDY, THEATER PERFORMANCES AS WELL AS MEETING PLACE FOR COMMUNITY MEETING THAT NEEDS TO TAKE PLACE WITHIN THE LINCOLN PARK COMMUNITY AS WELL AS PROVIDING ADD USUAL CONTENT THAT IS RELATED TO THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE.

SO WE ESTABLISHED THAT AND TO DO THAT, THE THEATER AS IT CURRENTLY STANDS BUILT IN 1946 IS NOT POSITIONED TO BE RESTORED AS IT IS NOW WITH THE 525 SEAT CAPACITY.

WHEN YOU WALK IN THE BUILDING, IT IS RIGHT THERE. THE RESTROOM FACILITIES ARE NOT COMPARABLE TO TODAY'S STANDARD. THE BUILDING WOULD NOT MEET TODAY'S STANDARD IF RESTORED AS IT WAS IN 1946. SO TO DO THAT THE COMMITTEE WOULD LIKE TO SXANTD FOOTPRINT THAT WAS THEIR PLAN TO SXPTD FOOT PRESENT OF THE HEART TO. AND USE THE ADJACENT LOTS WEST OF THE THEATERNER 2008 WHICH THE CITY PURCHASED THOSE FOR A AS PARKING ONCE THE THEATER WAS UP AND RUNNING. YOU HAVE AA COPY OF THAT'S

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NEWS ARTICLE IN YOUR INFORMATION. P YOU ALSO HAVE A COPY OF THE FACILITATION MEETING THAT TALKS ABOUT THE PLANS EVER THE THEATER MOVING FORWARD, HOW IT WILL -- WE WOULD MOVE FORWARD AND WHAT THAT FUNDING MECHANISM WILL LOOK LIKE THROUGH THE USE OF STATE FUNDING, HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUNDING AND CULTURAL AFIRES FUPINGD AND FEDERAL FUNDING THROUGH ENDOWMENTS OF THE A ARTS.

NOT TO MENTION LOCAL PATRONAGE FUMDING AS WELL AS SETTING UP CORPORATE FUNDING AND CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS AND GETTING COMMITTED OR PLEDGED DONATIONS.

SO MOVING FORWARD THAT WAS WHAT WAS ESTABLISHED IN SEPTEMBER 20 19.

AND AS SUCH LINCOLN PARK MAIN STREET WENT INTO A CONSENT AGREEMENT WITH THE MLK COMMITTEE SO THAT WE WOULD BE ABLE TO MEET ON BEHALF OF THE COMMITTEE, TALK TO PERSPECTIVE ARCHITECTS AND DESIGN ENGINEERS AND TALK -- PURSUE GRANT FUNDING WITHOUT HAVING TO GO BACK AND FORTH. THAT WHICH WE HAVE DONE. AND IN FEBRUARY -- ON FEBRUARY 24TH MYSELF, BOARD MEMBER AS WELL AS MR. FLOYD MET WITH CONSULTANT AND THE ARCHITECT ACTUAL FIRM THAT PROVIDED -- PERFORMED FIRST FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR THREATNER 2008.

THEY'RE FAMILIAR WITH THE STRUCTURE AND WHAT HAS TAKEN PLACE.

WE MET WITH THEM FEBRUARY 2 IT 4TH AND WE HAD THREE OTHER MEETING SET UP TO MEET WITH OTHER ARCHITECTS AND DESIGN FIRMS AND THAT WAS INTERRUPTED WITH COVID-19 CRISIS THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY IN. SO WE HAVE AA PROPOSAL THAT YOU HAVE A COPY OF FROM THAT CONSULTANT STATING BASED ON THE TERMS OR BASED ON THE NEW PLANS AND SCOPE THAT WHAT THAT COST WOULD BE TO DRAFT A NEW PLAN ALONG WITH RENDINGS AND BUDGET TO THAT NEED AND THAT'S WHAT WE ARE TODAY. AND AS OF TODAY WE SUBMITTED THREE GRANT APPLICATIONS, TWO GRANT APPLICATIONS WITH THE THEATER AS PART OF ONE OF T THEM.

AND THE THIRD GRANT APPLICATION IS FOR THE THEATER IN ITS ENTIRETY.

WE'RE SUBMITTING THAT IN THE MORNING TO THE STATE OF FLORIDA. AND WE TALK ABOUT WHAT THE CITY'S INVESTMENT HAS BEEN OVER THE PAST TEN, 12 YEARS AND THE NEWS ARTICLE TALKS ABOUT THE 350,000 THAT THE CITY INVESTED INTO THE THEATER STARTING IN 2008.

ONE OF THOSE INVESTMENTS WAS TO REPLACE THE ROOF ON THE THEATER.

WHICH THEY DID. AND THE SECOND PART WAS TO DO A REMEDIATION AND CLEAN-OUT, GUTTED THE THEATER AND REMEDIATION WAS DONE AND THEATER WAS CLEANED OUT.

AND THIRD PIECE OF THAT WAS TO PAY FOR THE SERVICES TO HAVE THAT FEASIBILITY DONE AND THAT WAS DONE AS WELL. AND SO, THE LAST PIECE OF THOSE -- 350,000 WAS TO PURCHASE THE LOTS DIRECTLY WEST OF THE THEATER FOR THE USE EVER THE THEATER FOR PARKING WHICH WILL NOT BE FOR WASHING PARKING BUT TO EXPAND THEATER AND BE ABLE TO BE HAVE THE ACCOMMODATIONS OF RESTROOMS YOUR SOUND BOX AS WELL AS -- PARDON -- AND LOADING DOCKS AS WELL AS YOU KNOW BEING AABLE TO LOAD IN AND LOAD OUT.

NOW, TO DO THAT, THAT WILL -- THAT ADDITIONAL FOOTPRINT WILL ALLOW THE THEATER WHEN THERE ARE NO THEATRIC AL PERFORANCES OR STAGE PERFORMANCES TO BE ABLE TO BE UTILIZED AND BE A RENTAL VENUE FOR COMEDY SHORKSZ JAZZ SETS, MEETING FAR UTILITIES, AGO LONG AS WE'RE MEETING THINGS OF THAT NATURE WHICH THE THEATER IN HEYDAY BACK IN HISTORY WAS TO THAT LINCOLN PARK COMMUNITY. SO THAT'S THE BACKGROUND AND THAT'S THE HISTORY. NOW THE CITY HAS COMMITTED 35,000 TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW PLAN. ANTEGRANT APPLICATION IS MAVRPING THAT.

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WHICH WE WILL KNOW ABOUT JULY 1ST. WE'RE MORE THAN CONFY DENT IT WILL BE FUNDED AND KNOW THAT THE STATE OF FLORIDA IS NOT ONLY MAINSTREAM PA BUT HISTORICAL RESOURCES PLACED A HIGH PREMIUM ON HERITAGE T TOURISM AND HERITAGE EDUCATION AND HERT TAM, AN DEVELOPMENT AND SPECIFICALLY PROGRAMS AS WELL AS INFRASTRUCTURE AND FACILITIES THAT REFLECT THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE AND HISTORYAND THAT'S THE THEME THAT WE'RE MOVING TOWARDS HOPE TO THE CITY PURCHASED THOSE PARCELS FOR EXPLICIT USE OF THEATER WHEN UP AND RUNNING AND ITS PLAN TO BE DEVELOPED.

AND THAT'S WHERE WE ARE TODAY. WOW LIKE TO ADD ANYTHINGING. >> MR. FLOYD ANYTHING ELSE TO

ADD. >> WELL I THINK. >> STATE YOUR FAME FOR THE

RECORD PLEASE I KNOW WHO ARE YOU. >> I LIVE IN ST. LUXT CIXT E COUNTY IN FOR THE PIERCE. I THINK MRS. KARITHERS SUPPOSED IT UP ELOQUENTLY IT'S A PRIVILEGE TO APPEAR BEFORE THE COMMISSION TO TALK ABOUT LINCOLN THEATER.

AND AS MEKED THE WHOLE FOCUS IS EDUCATION. IT'S A THEATER FOR THE REGION BUT THE MAIN PURPOSE SES EDUCATING OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITY ESPECIALLY NORTHWEST WITH CULTURAL ARTS. NOT ONLY BRINGING IN PERFORMERS BUT ALSO TEACHING

YOUNG PEOPLE THE IMPORTANCE OF ART IN OUR COMMUNICATE TIXTS. >>.

>> MR. SESSION. >> THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRESENTATION IN LAYING OUT WHAT YOU'VE DONE. AND WE INTEND TO GO WITH THIS IN TERMS OF FACILITATING FUTURE CONSTRUCTION. EVER A THEATER EVERYBODY IN THIS ROOM IS WAITING TO SEE.

IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME COMINGA D THAT'S WHY THE CITY STEPPED TO THE PLATE TO FULFILL THE

DREAM. >> LET ME ASK YOU FOR A LAYMAN AND PUBLIC AND AS WELL AS MYSELF ITEM 1 IS C IS THIS IN CONFLICT FROM WHAT YOU AALL ARE PROPOSING. YOU LAID OUT A PLAN. DO YOU KNOW WHAT'S ON 1 IS C.

>> YES YES AS A MATTER OF FACT. >> IS THAT IN CONFLICT WITH

WHAT YOU'RE TRYING TO DO YOU CUB SPECIFIC. >> IT WOULD BE IN IT DIRECT CONFLICT BECAUSE AND THE PROPERTY WILL BE DEVELOPED AS THEY'VE STATED ANDEN WHEN THE THEATERS TRY TO DEVELOP IT IT'S NOT AVAILABLE. SO WE ALSO HAVE TO HAVE A SURVEYOR ONCE THE CONTRACT IS UNDERWAY WITH THE ARCHITECT DESIGN FIRM.

WE HAVE TO HAVE A SURE SURVEYOR TO IDENTIFY THE ELECTRICAL LINES, WATER MAINS, TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT -- THOSE PARCELS ARE ABLE TO WITHSTAND A DEVELOPMENT ON.

THERE SO ALL THAT HAS TO BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION. SO AND TO SUM IT UP CONTINUES DIRECT CONFLICT WITH THE T THEEER PROGRESS IN TERMS OF BEING REVITALIZEED,

REDEVELOPED. >> SO A PHYSICAL STRUCTURE WOULD IT WHAT ABOUT THEY'RE PROPOSING HERE AND THAT WOULD BE IN CONFLICT WHAT YOU INTONED USE IT FOR, PARKING.

>> WE'RE NOT PLANNING TO USE IT FOR PARKING WE'RE PLANNING TO EXPAND TO COT A ONE-STORY BUILDING STRUCTURE. BECAUSE RIGHT NOW THE THEATER WILL HAVE TO HAVE AAT LEAST 250 SEATS REMOVED FROM ITS CURRENT 525 SEAT. BECAUSE AS YOU WALK INCOME THERE, YOU HAVE TWO RESTROOMS AND SOUND OR PROJECTION REELS WERE UPSTAIRS.

YOU HAVE TO HAVE AT A MINIMUM OF THREE AT LEAST STALLS FOR FACILITIES FOR FEMALES AS WELL AS MALES. AND SO WE WILL HAVE TO REMOVE -- WE'LL HAVE TO PLAN ON REMOVING 250 SEATS SO THAT THE BUILDING WOULD MEET BASIC STANDARDS THERE.

NOW, THE EXPANDED FOOTPRINT TO THE WEST WILL BE A SINGLE STORY BUILDING THAT WILL HAVE

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A SMALLER STAPLING BUT ALSO ALSO HAVE RESTROOM FACILITIES THROB AS WELL.

IT'S A PHYSICAL STRUCTURE AND IN ORDER BE ABLE TO MAKE THE PA TO MULTI-FUNCTIONAL TO BE ABLE TO BE HAVE THOSE RECEPTIONS YOU WILL YOU HAVE TO HAVE ANOTHER FACILITY.

YOU CAN'T HAVE IT IN A HEART TO WE KNOW THE INCLINE. THAT'S PURPOSE IS OF EXPANDING THEATER TO BE ABLE TO BE SELF SUSTAINING WHEN THERE'S NO THEATRICAL OR NO STAGE PERFORM ANSWERS, AND WHO IS TO SAY THAT A WEDNESDAY NIGHT COMEDY SHOW THURSDAY NIGHTS SPOKEN WORD, DANCE THEATER. ALSO YOU KNOW THE USE OF SOME OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES.

J PARTNERING WITH YOU AND ENDEAVORS IN YOUR GOAL HERE.

>> YOU HAVE ABOUT COOPERATING WITH CITY HALL. >> I FOUND OUT AGENDA ITEM 7 C LAST WEDNESDAY WHEN I ATTENDED REGULAR CRA MEETING, AND HI NO KNOWLEDGE THAT RP WAS PUT OUT ON THE STREET FOR DEVELOPING THOSE PARCELS OTHERWISE WE WOULD HAVE ABOUT

DOWN HERE AND IN TOTAL OPPOSITION ON THAT. >> THANK YOU.

>> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? >> I DO. >> COMMISSIONER PEOPLE. RONA.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. YOU TALKED ABOUT LOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS, HELPING OUT.

THIS IS SOMETHING GOING ON A LONG TIME. >> YES.

>> AND I STILL HAVE THE HOPE AND I KNOW THIS IS A VERY DIFFICULT ANYONE WE'RE EVEN TALKING ABOUT EXISTING THEATERS THAT HAVE HAVING SUCH EXTREME PROBLEMS RIGHT NOW.

>> SO HAVING LOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS OTHER THAN GRANTS AND EVERYTHING ELSE YOU YOU TALKED ABOUT STATE AND FEDERAL WHAT DO YOU EXPECT AS FAR AS PERCENTAGE COMING FROM THE LOCAL COMMUNITY. AS FAR AS CONTRIBUTIONS.

>> OKAY. LOCAL CON DRY BUTIONZ IF HI TO GUESS BECAUSE IT HAS NOT BEEN -- IT HAS NOT BEEN COMMUNICATED TO THE COMMUNITY THAT THAT IS AN AVENUE BUT IN FORM OF SETTING UP A ME MEMBERSHIP I WOULD SAY 10% AND REASON I SAY 10% IS ONE GRANT APPLICATIONS QUESTIONS WAS SUSTAINABILITY AND HOW WOULD YOU BE AABLE TO -- WHAT KIND OF COMIC IMPACT WOULD THAT HAVE ON THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE AS WELL AS SURROUNDING COMMUNITY. SO PULL THE NUMBERS FROM THE LOCAL TOURISM GROUP YOU KNOW ST. LU CIXT E VISIT ST. LUCIE AND BASED ON THE NUMBERS FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR EVEN AT .

.05% OF THE VISITORS THAT CAME TO ST. LUCIE COUNTY WE'RE TALKING IN EXCESS OF 20,000 PEOPLE. BECAUSE AT .00 WITH YOU KNOW WE'RE TALKING OVER A MILLION FOLKS THAT DIME ST. LUCIE COUNTRY TWO YEARS AGO. EVEN JUST WITH THE PROGRAMMING THAT WOULD BE PRESENTED, THERE'S AN UNMET NEED IN THE CULTURAL PROGRAMMING, HERITAGE PROGRAMMING IN LINCOLN PARK COMMUNITY CURRENTLY WE HAVE TO -- OUR RESIDENTS HAVE TO TRAVEL 45 MINUTES NORTH OR 45 MINUTES SOUTH TO FIT THAT TYPE OF PROGRAM.

SO EVEN 10% OF .05% LOCALLY IN TERMS THOSE NUMBERS. >> YOU HAVE TO START TALKING ABOUT ABOUT THAT NOW AND KNOCKING ON DOORS AND ASKING PEOPLE FROM THE COMMUNITY TO

HELP PARTICIPATE. >> ABSOLUTELY. >> IN YOUR EFFORTS OR OUR EFFORTS AND YOU NEED TO START SINGING THAT SOUTHLY OVRNLT I WANTED TO ASK YOU THAT QUESTION AND SIT AND SAY THIS IS SOMETHING WE'RE GOING TO NEED AND IT'S VITAL TO THE PROGRAM. SO I KNOW YOU WELL ENOUGH THAT YOU DON'T HAVE -- YOUR CRYSTAL BALL DOESN'T WORK BUT IF HAD YOU TO GUESS BECAUSE IT'S BEEN GOING ON A LONG TIME AND RIGHT NOW YOU KNOW WE HAVE A WHOLE DIFFERENT SET OF NEEDS HITTING EVERYBODY NOW.

I'LL TELL YOU FROM A GOVERNMENT POSITION WE REALLY DON'T KNOW WHERE ALL THIS WILL

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GO. >> ABSOLUTELY. >> WE'RE TRYING TO STAY IN THE GAME. IF HAD YOU TO GUESS ALL THINGS HAPPENING THE WAY THAT YOU

EXPECT WHEN WILL WE HAVE THIS THEATER OPEN. >> IF HI TO GUESS LET'S SEE, IN 1 IS 2 IT MONTHS WE'LL HAVE THE UPDATED PLAN AND WE WILL HAVE THE UPDATED BUDGET.

AND THEN WE WILL BE POSITIONED TO APLY FOR OTHER GRANTS NOW WE CAN ONLY APPLY FOR CONSTRUCTION PART IN TERMS OF TERRIBLE IT'S A PHASED IN APPROACH.

PHASE ONE IS DOING BASIC GROUND WORK. IN TERMS OF 18 MONTHS OUT, THERE WILL AT LEAST BE SOME GROUNDBREAKING TAKING PLACE AS WELL AS --

>> IN 18 IS MONTHS YOU CAN ANSWER THAT QUESTION. >> 18 MONTHS I'LL HAVE A

BETTER ANSWER FOR YOU COMMISSIONER. >> OKAY.

>> SFORP AND IT'S BEEN DURING MY EDUCATION THAT DURING A PERIOD OF DOWN TIME LIKE DURING 2008 PERIOD. YOU BUILD UP IN TERMS OF YOUR EDUCATION AND BUILD UP IN TERMS OF LEARNING MORE ABOUT STRENGTHENING WITHIN. THIS WIMP IT WILL TAKE AT A MINIMUM 6 TO 9 MONTHS TO HAVE THE PERHAPS APPS DRAWN UP AND DEVELOPED.

NINE MONTHS FROM NOW WEEK TALKING ABOUT MARCH OF 2020 -- WE'RE TALKING ABOUT MARCH? YEAH, MARCH OF 021 IS IS. WE WOULD BE RIGHT ON TRACK IN TERMS OF HAVING THE ACTUAL PLANS TO BE ABLE TO PRESENT TO NOT JUST FUNDING SOURCES BUT TO PRESENT TO CORPORATE SPONSORS AND PURSUE CORPORATE SPONSORS AND FOUNDATION DONORS THAT SAY, HEY, IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME WAY BRI CAME BACK HOME THAT'S BEEN HAPPENING. BUT THIS IS WHAT'S TAKING PLACE NOW. THIS IS OUR TRACK. THIS IS THE SCHEDULE.

THIS IS WHERE WE ARE THAN IS THE HELP WE NEED. >> THANK YOU.

>> YOU'RE WELCOME SIR. >> ARE YOU? SAID YOU APPLIED

FOR THREE GRANTS. WHAT ARE THOSE THREE GRANTS. >> ONE GRANT WAS IN DECEMBER AND YOU KNOW IT WAS THROUGH NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PLACES, NATIONAL TRUST AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL AND THAT WAS NOT SOLEY FOR THE THEATER IT WAS FOR A VISION OF ARTS AND CULTURAL DISTRICT THAT ANCHORS TO THEATER AND ANCHORS ANOTHER VERY PROMINENT BUILDING OF HISTORY THAT TOOK PLACE. SO, WE HAD NOT HEARD BACK FROM THAT GROUP AND THEN WE SUBMIT AID LETTER OF INTEREST JANUARY 15TH EVEN THAT WAS FOR THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE COUNCIL ANOTHER FEDERAL PROGRAM PART OF NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORICAL RESOURCES AND RIGHT AT THE TIME ALLOCATIONS OR SCHEDULING OR RATINGS HAD TAKEN PLACE THEN PRIORITIES SHIFT. NOW THE NEXT GRANT APPLICATION THAT I'M GOING TO HIT THE BUTTON ON TOMORROW IS STATE OF FLORIDA HISTORICAL RESOURCES PLANNING GRANT.

>> IT'S ALREADY COMPLETED AND THAT'S THE NEXT ONE. WE HAVE ON RADAR AN APPLICATION THAT OPENS UP JUNE 12TH. SO --

>> I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THOSE GRANT PUBLICS. >> YES, MA'AM.

>> AND I WOULD BE VERY INTERESTED IN THAT. BECAUSE THEN WE HAD ADVANTAGE OF THAT AND WE MAY HAVE BEEN PREPARED FOR THAT AGENDA ITEM. WHAT WAS REPED ON SCHEDULE C

IS NOT A PERMANENT STRUCTURE. >> I'M AWARE OF THAT. >> WHAT'S PROPOSED HAS AT LEAST THE WAY THIS COMMISSION HAS TALKED ABOUT IT AND THIS FPRA, WEARING MY FPRA HAT WHICH I AM TODAY WE WERE VERY WELL YOU AWARE.

>> THAT WAS GOING TO BE USED -- WHEN WE EMBANKED ON RFP WE KNEW IT HAD TO BE SOMETHING IN

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THE FUTURE USEDED FOR LINCOLN THEATER WHETHER IT WAS PARKING OR -- THAN IS FIRST I'M HEARINGING THIS EXPANSION IS REQUIRED ALTHOUGH IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN SAID BEFORE AND I

FORGOTTEN SINCE. >> IT WAS IN SEPTEMBER WHEN YOU MADE A REPORT BEFORE AND NOW THIS BEFORE ME AN I HAVE NOT HAD A CHANCE TO READ. IT BUT I WILL READ.

IT SO WE WERE VERY MUCH HAVE ALWAYS BEEN AWARE THAT THAT -- WE DIDN'T NEED A PERMANENT STRUCTURE ON THAT PROPERTY. SO I WANT TO -- AND WHEN THAT ITEM COMES UP I WANT TO CLARIFY THAT TOO. SO, I KIND OF HAVE A HARD TIME SEEING WHY IT INTERFERES WITH

YOUR PLANS. >> MADAME CHAIR. >> YES.

>> WHEN I ANSWERED THAT I WAS AWARE DISH WAS NOT AWARE IT WAS NOT A PERMITABLE STRUCTURE THAT THIS OTHER GROUP IS PROPOSING. SO I WAS NOT AWARE IT WAS A IN

PERMITABLE. HOWEVER, IF THEY'RE. >> NOT PERMANENT, NOT A

PERMANENT. >> NOT A PERMANENT, RIGHT. >> NOT PERMANENT RIGHT.

>> BUT IF IT'S GOING TO BE ELECTRICAL WIRING AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE THAT WILL TAKE

PLACE THEN THAT MAKES IT A LITTLE MORE. >> WE'LL FIND OUT ABOUT THAT.

HOW ABOUT THAT? WE'LL CLARIFY THAT WHEN WE GET TO THAT ITEM.

BUT, -- BUT AT LEAST I CANNOT SPEAK FOR THE REST OF THE FPRA BOARD HAVE ALWAYS NOPE THAT THAT -- WE WERE NEVER GOING TO PUT ANYTHING THERE TO INTERFERE WITH LINCOLN THEATER

AAT ALL AT LEAST FROM MY -- >> AND IF THAT BE THE CASE IF IT GOES THAT DIRECTION THAT IT BE PUT IN WRITING SO WHEN DEVELOPMENT OCCURS WE WON'T HAVE ISSUES IN THE FUTURE.

>> WELL I THINK -- YOU DON'T TRUST US? I'M KIDDING.

>> I'M NOT SAYING THAT MA'AM. >> IF YOU'RE NOT WILLING TO WRITE IT DOWN.

>> DID NOT HAPPEN. >> I'M KIDDING. >> IF IT COMES BACK.

>> I'M SKID KIDDING. >> YEP. >> THERE'S A WHOLE DIFFERENT NOT THAT I'M SAKE THERE IS THERE'S A WHOLE DIFFERENT SET OF FOLKS WE'RE ADDRESSING THEN

AND IT WILL BE A WHOLE DIFFERENT THING. >> YOU'RE RIGHT, YOU'RE RI

RIGHT. >> JUST FOR THE RECORD I DEFINITELY WANT TO SAY THAT LINCOLN PA PARK MAIN STREET HAS NO PROBLEM WITH THE OTHER GROUP'S PROPOSED PROJECT.

>> IT MIGHT BE SOMETHING THAT TURNS OUT TO BE A PLUS FOR LINCOLN THEATER.

IT MAY TURN OUT TO BE SOMETHING IN TERMS OF THE OTHER THINGS YOU'RE THE GRANTS YOU'RE APPLYING I HAVE NOT SEEN OR READ THEM BUT IT MIGHT FIT IN NICELY.

I DON'T KNOW YET. COMMISSIONER JOHN SOP HAS A QUESTION.

>> MA'AM THOSE ARE THE COUPLE QUESTIONS I HAD FOR GRANTS AND YOU'RE RIGHT, WHEN WE GET TO THAT ITEM WE'LL TALK ABOUT IT BUT I THINK IT WILL BE -- I REMEMBER A LITTLE BIT OF IT THE CONVERSATION BEING A CATALYST TYPE ATMOSPHERE FOR THE LINK ON THEATER AND I THINK THAT THAT IS THE INTENT IN THE PROJECTS. WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT WHEN IT COMES UP AND WE'LL GET TO SEE PICTURES. I'M HOPING.

MY QUESTION S. NOW, WAIT, THERE WAS CONCEPTUAL DESIGN, REG WAS ARCHITECT OF RECORD

AND SIGNAGE WAS PUT UP AT THE TIME. >> CORRECT, CORRECT.

>> YOU MENTIONED TODAY I HAD NOT HEARD THIS NUMBER THE 250 SEATS BE REMOVED, WAS THAT SAME DESIGN AT THAT TIME AS TODAY OR IS THIS CONVERSATION OR WHAT WAS PROPOSED BACK

THEN. >> THAT WAS DESIGN REG DID YOU HAVE A COPY OF -- NOW

DON'T HAVE A COPY OF THAT. >> YOU SAID NEW PROPOSAL. >> THAT WAS IN 2008 AND FROM MY UNDERSTANDING THAT DESIGN WAS TO RESTORE THE THEATER AS IT IS.

>> FACADE. >> NO HE'S TALKING ABOUT REMOVING 250 SEATS.

THAT WAS TO RESTORE THE THEATER AS IT IS. IN TERMS OF USING IT THE WAY IT CURRENTLY EXISTED IN 46 AND THE WAY IT CURRENTLY EXISTS TODAY.

SO IN OUR SEPTEMBER 24TH MEETING FACILITATION THE COMMITTEE EXPRESSED THAT IT WANTS TO EXPAND THE FOOTPRINT. AND WE TALKED ABOUT OKAY, 5 TA SEATS NOW WHEN YOU WALK IN THERE AGAIN YOU HAVE ABOUT A 10 FEET -- 10 FOOT DROP BETWEEN DOORSH THE BACK OF WALL, WHERE RESTS ROOMS ARE AND LAST ROW OF SEATING. ABOUT FIVE FEET.

FIVE TO TEN FEET YOU REALLY DO NOT HAVE SPACING THERE. SO OUR MEETING IN SEPTEMBER THAT'S WHERE EXPANDING FOOTPRINT AND HEY, LOOK, WE'LL HAVE TO REMOVE SOME OF THOSE

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SEATS. IT MIGHT NOT HAVE TO BE 250. BUT I WAS THINKING IN TERMS OF CREATING WHAT NEEDS TO TAKE PLACE JUST IN VISITING OTHER THEATERS AND VISITING OTHER HISTORIC THEATERS THAT'S YOU KNOW -- THAT IS OPEN. SO IT'S NOT A DEFINITE.

BUT SOME SEATING WILL HAVE TO BE REMOVED UNLESS WE REMOVE THOSE RESTROOMS OUT OF THAT FACILITY WHICH THAT EXPANSION WILL DO. AND KEPT 525 SEATS AND THEREFORE RESTROOMS WOULD BE OFF TO SIDE. BECAUSE IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT THE RESTROOMS IN SUNRISE THEATER WHICH IS SUPPORTER OF THIS INITIATIVE THEIR RESTROOMS ARE NOT IN THE IMMEDIATE THEATER AREA SEATING AREA.

SO -- >> RIGHT AND I APPRECIATE THAT AND I START THINKING OF NUMBERS IN CONSTRUCTION AND HOW TO -- WHAT'S FEASIBLE. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HISTORIC BUILDING TIE DON'T WANT TO GET STUCK AND REG KNOWS THIS THEY'RE PROFESSIONALS I DON'T WANT GET STUCK IN A POINT WE'RE CHANGING SO MUCH NOW ALL OF A SURD EP OUR GRANT APPLICATION HAS BEEN AN ISSUE. WE DON'T WANT SOO SEE THAT EITHER.

>> IT WAS A HICK-UP AND WAS NOT OUR INTENTION. >> RIGHT, RIGHT.

>> AND TO RESTORE WHAT THE PREVIOUS USE AND CONDITION AND LAYOUT WAS, WOULD BE PHENOMENAL THAT WOULD BE -- HERE'S WHAT I'M THINKING AS WE TALK THROUGH THIS AND I'M LISTENING TO THE WORD BEING SAID I'M THINKING OF PARCEL NEXT DOOR, TOO.

I DON'T KNOW PART AND PARCEL BUT THAT WILL NEED BATHROOMS TOO.

WHEN I START TO THINK ABOUT HISTORICAL STRUCTURES YOU DON'T WANT TO CHANGE THINGS BUT WE'LL TALK ABOUT THIS PROPOSAL IN A FEW MINUTES IT'S COMING THEY'LL NEED RESTROOMS AND I START THINKING OF JOINT RUSES AND CODE AND SO OUR BUILDING CODE AADMINISTRATOR WOULD HAVE TO START TALKING TO US ABOUT HOW YOU COULD JOIN? HOW YOU COULD UTILIZE, BECAUSE WE WANT TO PRESERVE HISTORY BUT AT THE SAME TIME SPUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PROPOSAL HERE TODAY IN FRONT OF US WHAT WE TALK ABOUT IT IT IN A DIFFERENT WAY.

SO CHANGING ENTRANCE OKAY SOUNDS G IF THAT'S WHAT YOUR VISION IS.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME YOU HAVE TO MEET TODAY'S CODE. HOW DO WE BALANCE THAT.

>> I'M TRYING TO GET CREATIVE AND TALKING ABOUT. IT I THINK THERE'S A LOT OF OPTIONS. I THINK PARCEL NEXT DOOR WILL BE TO TO OUR BENEFIT OR YOUR BENEFIT OVER TIME. WE HAVE TO GET FOLKS CODE ADMINISTRATORS TO GET TO THAT POINTS AND DO WE FOLLOW GUIDELINES AND RENDERING HERE IN THE ARTICLE THAT'S GREAT

RENDERING REG CAME ONE THAT. >> REG IS OWNER OF RENDERING HOWEVER IT WILL BE INK CHAD A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY AND THE ENTRY WAY WILL NOT CHANGE A WHOLE LOT.

ACTUALLY, WITH THE EXPANSION ON OTHER SIDE AND I'M GETTING A VISUAL BECAUSE AGAIN THAT'S WHERE REG OR DESIGN FIRM THAT IS CONTRACTED WILL COME UP WITH THAT YOU KNOW TYPE CONCEPT IS. SO JUST AS YOU'RE ENTERING I DON'T KNOW ENTRY WAY TO SIDE.

AND YOU GO TO THAT MAIN BUILDING BECAUSE IF YOU'RE NOT UTILIZING THAT BUILDING FOR PERFORMANCE THEN YOU HAVE A MEETING HERE. THAT'S JUST MY BEST GUESS, AGAIN, THE GRANT FROM STATE IS FOR PLANNING. AND TO GET THE PLAN DEVELOPED, THE BUDGET SET, AS WELL AS NEW DRAWINGS AND AS WELL AS DESIGN DRAWINGS AND THINGS OF THAT

NATURE SO. >> AND I THINK MR. MATTHEWS I WROTE IT DOWN YOU TALK ABOUT PARKING EVEN PARCELS NEXT DPOOR WOULD BE GREAT USE EXCEPT PRETTY SMALL WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT EXPANSION I'M NOT SURE HOW YOU COMBINE THAT. PARKING IS OUR ISSUE AND WHEN

YOU HAVE THAT PROBLEM YEAH FOR US. >> YEAH.

>> WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THAT AND THEN, TOO, THERE ARE OTHER PARCELS WITH TALKED ABOUT PARKING GARAGE AND EVEN PARTNERING WITH OWNERS OF THE PARCEL ON -- DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THEATER ON SOUTH SIDE BECAUSE THAT'S GREAT LAND PIECE FOR PARKING BECAUSE ON ROW PARKING IS NOT ENOUGH. THAT WON'T WORK BUT TO ACCOMMODATE WHAT WE'RE TRYING

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TO DO THERE IS GOING TO REQUIRE A PARKING GARAGE SO THAT'S BEEN YOU KNOW A DISCUSSION AS WELL. NOT DIRECTLY TO THEATER ARE BECAUSE WE NEED THAT FOR

EXPANSION. >> I WAS THINKING OF RESTROOMS ADA.

>> YES, MA'AM, ADA COMPLIANT ABSOLUTELY. >> AND HAVE TO MAYBE I DON'T KNOW THIS MIGHT HAVE TO DO TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THAT, SOMEBODY WILL

HAVE TO CORRECT ME ON THAT. >> ABSOLUTELY. >> AND THEN THEY HAVE RULES

OF THEIR OWN. >> A LOT OF THINGS BECAUSE BEFORE YOU CHANGE IT SO MUCH SGLP THAT'S THE THE PLAN. NOTES THAT YOU HAVE IS CONCEPT FROM THE MEETING AND THAT'S WHAT WE PROVIDED TO OUR REG AND THAT'S WHAT THEY CAPTURED IN TERMS OF THEIR COST TO DEVELOP A PLAN. HOWEVER IT'S WHATEVER IS GOING

TO BE INSTRUCTED, REGULATED. >> RIGHT, RIGHT, EXACTLY.

>> GRANT APPLICATION IS A PLANNING GRANT HOWEVER WE HAVE NO INTENTIONS WHATSOEVER TO REMOVE THE HISTORIC DESIGNATION OR POTENTIAL FOR HISTORIC DESIGNATION BECAUSE

RIGHTS NOW IT'S LOCAL. >> THAT PROVIDES VALUE. >> LOCAL PROTECTION

ABSOLUTELY YES, MA'AM. >> THAT PROVIDES VALUE THAT'S VERY POVRNLT I LOOK FORWARD TO READING THAT AND IF YOU CAN SEND ME THOSE GRANTEE LEC T TRONICILY I WOULD LIKE TO MEET IT AND MAYBE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION MIGHT AND I WANT TO SEE WHAT YOUR VISION IS AND WHAT YOU'RE TELLING YOUR GRANT AWARD -- PEOPLE AWARDING GRANT WHAT YOU'RE

TELLING THEM YOUR VISION IS. >> ABSOLUTELY. >> I'LL GET TO KNOW IT TOO.

>> YES, MA'AM. >> CERTAINLY. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU. NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS APPROVAL TOLL AWARD RFP NUMBER 2020-007 PROPERTY LEASE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES CENTER GYMNASIUM BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB EVER ST. LUCIE TEN YEAR TERM TWO FIVE YEAR RENEWAL OPENINGS

AAND MONTHLY RENT LEASE OF $1. >> MR. MEMS AND REEL. >> MADAME CHAIR AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD WE HAVE TODAY THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A PERMANENT RESIDENT OR HOPEFUL PERMANENT RESIDENT IN THE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE CENTER AND THE PART WE CALL THE GYMNASIUM. AS YOU KNOW WE HAD DIFFERENT TENANTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR OR THROUGHOUT HISTORY. AS A MATTER OF FACT MR. REELS OPERATED A RECREATION PROGRAMMING OPERATION OUT THAT FACILITY AS WELL. MR. REELS WAS TASKED WITH MOVING FORWARD WITH ADVERTISEMENT AND EVALUATION. PROPOSALS RECEIVED FOR THE OCCUPANCY OF THAT FACILITY AND I'LL TURN IT OVER TO HIM AT THIS TIME.

>> MR. REELS. >> THANK YOU. >> MADAME CHAIR MEMBERS OF FPRA BOARD WE'RE HERE TODAY SEEK AGO APPROVAL TO ENTER INTO AGREEMENT WITH HIGHEST RANKD PROPOSE OTHER GIRLS AND BOYS CLUB. I DO NOT HAVE A PRESENTATION PREPARED FOR YOU TODAY I AM HERE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

>> MY QUESTION IS THEY'VE BEEN WITH US FOR COUPLE YEARS OR SO.

>> THEY HAVE BEEN BACK BE IN THE FACILITY FOR A COUPLE YEARS YES.

>> RIGHT. >> AND SO WE'RE -- THAT'S A GOOD -- THAT'S WORKED OUT WELL

FOR BOTH US AND BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB IS THAT RIGHT. >>> YES, MA'AM IN OTHER

QUESTIONS OF MR. REELS. >> COUPLE COMMENTS LOOK LIKE YOU HAD ANOTHER GOOD PROPOSAL.

I WANTED TO ASK SIX PARTIES INTERESTED IS THAT WHAT I SAW. >> CORRECT SIX PARTIES WERE INTERESTED AND REQUESTED PACKETS. ONLY TWO SUBMITTED PROPOSAL AT THE END OF THE DAY. BOTH OFFER PUBLIC BENEFIT AND GOOD PROPOSAL AND AT THE END OF THE DAY THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB FOR UTILIZATION OF THAT

FACILITY. >> LOOKED LIKE OTHER ONE HAD A PRETTY GOOD MID TOLL GIVE BACK

TO KIDS. >> ABSOLUTELY, ABSOLUTELY. >> I APPRECIATE THAT.

>> YES AND THEN WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SHARE USE OF THAT THAT WORKED OUT WELL WITH GIRLS AND

BOYS CLUB IF I REMEMBER RI RIGHTLY. >> YES, MA'AM.

>> WILL'S BEEN A GREAT PARTNER. HE'S IN THE AUDIENCE TODAY.

>> I DID NOT RECOGNIZE HIM BUT. >> MASK ON.

>> HE'S GOT A MASK ON. >> YES, SIR.

>>. >> YOU'RE RIGHT BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB WORKED OUT TREMENDOUSLY WELL FROM MY PERSPECTIVE. AND ONE OF THE CONCERNS HI WAS ABOUT THE BUILDING HAVING MORE OR GREATER ACCESS BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

BUT WHEN WILL AND I SPOKE ABOUT IT I SAW AA BIG DIFFERENCE IN THAT AND HE TOOK

CARE OF THAT. >> ABSOLUTELY. >> BUT IT'S KIND OF LIKE WHAT

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MISS GORE ILL POINT UD OUT A MOMENT AGO I TRUST WILL AND I KNOW HE'LL DOT RIGHT THINGS

AND HAS DONE IN THE PAST. >>> I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE SOMETHING IN WRITING BECAUSE WILL OR MYSELF MAY NOT EVEN BE HERE IF A YEAR OR COUPLE MONTHS DOWN THE ROAD AND THAT BUILDING WAS BUILT. WHEN IT WAS BUILT IT WAS FOR IMMUNITY ACCESS AND WE'RE DOING A GOOD JOB AND WHAT THEY'RE DOING BUT WHO IS TO SAY.

I MAY NOT BE HERE. WILL MAY NOT BE HERE. NONE OF US MAY NOT BE HERE INCLUDING YOU. BUT, AT ANY RATETY IS IMPORTANT HAPPENINGS AND WRITING ARE IMPORTANT I MAKE SURE I'M LOOKING OVER TO CITY ATTORNEY THAT WE HAVE MORE THAN JUST A GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT TO MAKE SURE IT'S ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYBODY IN THE

COMMUNITY. >> COMMISSIONER SESSIONS THE LAST TIME WE HAD A SHORT TERM ARRANGEMENT WITH THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS WE ACTUALLY IDENTIFIED A NUMBER OF DATES AND YUB OF EVENTS THE CO-HOST OR HOST WILL DO IT AND WORK IT INTO A CONTRACT.

>> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS. >> SO WE NEED A MOTION. >> MOVE TO APPROVE AS SUBMITD

SECOND. >> MOTION AND SECOND CALL ROLL PLEASE.

>> FISHER JOHNSON. >> YES. >> COMMISSIONER PERONA.

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

>> CHAIR WOMAN HUDSON. >> YES, MA'AM, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

GREAT JOB. THANK YOU. >> APPRECIATE WHAT YOU'RE

DOING. >> OPEN THAT GYM UP SO THOSE BOYS CAN PLAY BASKETBALL THIS SUMMER. WE NEED TO KEEP THEM OFF THE STREETS, ALL RIGHT? OKAY. THANK YOU.

NEXT ITEM APPROVAL TO AUTHORIZE STAFF TO ENTER NEGOTIATIONS WITH SHABAZ DOING BUSINESS AT LINK ON PARK YOUNG PROFESSIONALS. HIGHEST RANGE RESPONDER RFP

2020 FOR REDEVELOPMENT OF 100 BLOCK OF AVENUE D. >> THANK MUST MEMS.

>> YES, MA'AM. BEFORE AUDREY SPECIAL PROJECT COORDINATOR GETS TO PRESENTATION TO REVIEW OF PROPOSALS RECEIVED FOR THIS PAR SHELL I WANT US ALL TO BE ON THE SAME PAGE HERE AND WHEN YOUPENDO AND LINK ON APARK CAME BEFORE US IT WAS EXC EXCITING. EVERYBODY HERE WAS EXCITED AND HAD HE SAID LET'S MAKE THIS HAPPEN. WE ALL UNDERSTOOD THAT WHATEVER WE DID WAS GOING TO BE ACTIVITY GENERATE TO SPUR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BUT WE WERE VERY MINDFUL OF THE FACT THAT THIS PARCEL WOULD BE USED FOR FUTURE PARKING CONSIDERATIONS FOR LINCOLN THEATER. NOW AT THAT TIME WE HAD NOT TALKED ABOUT A STRUCTURE OR ANYTHING OF THAT SORT WE TALKED ABOUT PARKING THERE'S NO PARKING DELAYS LITTLE GRASS AREA TO THE EAST OF THEATER AND THAT CANNOT FACILITATE PARKING.

WE ALL WENT INTO THIS WITH THE SAME KNOWLEDGE. THAT WAS LIFTED AS PART OF RFP AS WELL THAT THE PERMANENT USE OF PARKING YOU ALL AS FPRA BOARD COULD PULL THE PLUG ANY TIME AND SAY THIS IS WHAT WE WANT TO DO AND WE HAVE SOMETHING IN FRONT OF US RIGHTS NOW AT YOUR DIRECTION AND WE WEPT OUT AND WE ADVERTISED APE WE RECEIVED BIDS AND I BELIEVE THE PROCESS IS FOR US TO EVALUATE STAFF. WE BROUGHT IT BEFORE CRA ADVISORY COMMIT TOE TO GET THEIR FEEDBACK AS WELL AND ULTIMATELY THE DECISION BLANGZS TO YOU. THAT'S CURRENT PROCESS AND I'M ALL FOR LICHING ON THEATER TRUST ME I TALKED TO PAM, I TALKED TO FOLKS ON MLK COMMERATIVE COMMITTEE.

WE WANT TO SEE THAT DEVELOP. WE WANT TO SEE IT RESTORED. SO THERE'S NO ONE SITTING IN THIS ROOM THAT DOESN'T WANT TO SEE THAT. AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO STAND IN THAT WAY. AND THIS IS THE TASK THAT WAS GIVEN TO STAFF SO I'LL TURN IT

OVER OWE RAWDRY AT THIS TIME. >> MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS, THE REVIEW COMMITTEE MET AND WE RECEIVED TWO PROPOSALS FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT OF THE 1100 BLOCK OF AVENUE D.

IT INVOLVES TWO PARCELS 1100, 1 IS 134 AND 1138 IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO LINCOLN PARK THEATER. TWO PROPOSAL RECEIVED ONE WAS RECEIVED FROM THE DO IIAN COMPANY OF STORED UNDER DAY AND THEY PROPOSE BUILDING SIX UNIT COMPLEX AND SECOND PROPOSAL PREVIOUSLY DISCUSSED THE ROOT INITIATIVE WAS ALSO AND WHAT WE'RE ASKING THE COMMISSION TODAY IS TO -- WE SEEK APPROVAL TO ENTERER INTO NEGOTIATIONS WITH BAZ ON

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BEHALF OF ROOTED AND CHANGE AND DOING BUSINESS AT LINCOLN PARK YOUNG PROFESSIONALS.

>> FOR THE BENEFIT OF EVERYBODY LISTENING HOW IS THAT PROPERTY GOING TO BE USED

AND WILL IT HAVE A PERMANENT STRUCTURE ON IT. >> KNOWLEDGE IT'S NOT GOING TO HAVE A PERMANENT STRUCTURE AS A MATTER OF FACT WHAT THEY'RE PROPOSING IS A THREE-PHASE PROJECT AND IT WILL CREATE OPEN SPACE EVENT VENUE THAT WILL INCLUDE TAYLOR MAXY LIBRARY AND THAT PREPURPOSEED CARGO COMPARTMENT WHICH IS A LIBRARY WHICH COMES FROM TAYLOR MOMMY FOUNDATION. A YOUNG LADY WHO THOUGHT OF THE IDEA TO PUT A LABOR RAREY IN A COMMUNITY FOR THE KID AND ADULTS BECAUSE THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY HAS BENEFITTED FROM THESE LIBRARIES, POPUPLIB LIBRARIES FOR LET'S THINK OF A BETTER WORD BUT I BELIEVE THERE'S THREE ONE IN THE BARACK OBAMAS AND ONE DOWN SOUTH IN MIAMI AND THE OTHER IN WEST BALM BEACH. IT'S PROVIDED EDUCATIONAL COMPONENT TO THE AREA AND IT

HAS DROUP QUITE A BIT OF. >> IT'S OUTDOOR THING. >> IT'S OUTDOOR BUT INSIDE

REPURPOSEED CARGO SOMETHING MOBILE. >> IT WESTBOUND REMOVED, MO

MOVED. >> AND THE OTHER THING PLANNED IS AREA FOR POPUP MARKET AAND FOOD TRUCKS AAND THEY'RE LOOKING AT AREA FOR MICRO BUSINESS UNK UBAITER AREA IN ORDER TO ASSIST LOCAL BUSINESSES AND GETTING A START ON COMMUNITY AND EVENTUALLY MOVING OUT OF THAT INTO AN APARTMENT OF STRUCTURE. SO IT'S AN AREA THAT WILL PROVIDE EDUCATION AND THEY ALSO ARE PROVIDING CULTURAL EVENTS AND THEY'RE PROPOSING A STAGE AND OTHER ACTIVITIES THAT WILL BRING THE COMMUNITY AND IT WILL SERVE AS WAY TO -- BECAUSE AS A WAY TO DRAW ATTRACTION TO THAT AREA. AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO WITH THAT AREA TO INCREASE THE ACTIVITY TO GET THE COMMUNITY MORE INVOLVED.

REVITALIZE THAT AVENUE AD CORRIDOR AND I THINK AS MENTIONED BEFORE IT WAS PROPOSED TO SERVE AS A SPRING BOARD SO TO SPEAK AND INTO -- AND INTO I GUESS OR USHNER THE

REDEVELOPMENT OF LINCOLN PARK. >> IT HAS NOT BEEN ALL OF THEM BECAUSE VENDORS OUTSIDE VENDORS FOR -- AT FARM MARKETS OR ANY KIND OF MARKET THEY LIKE THAT WAY TO DO BUSINESS.

THEY DON'T NECESSARILY LIKE TO BE CONFINED IN A BUILDING SO A LOT OF THEM DON'T EVER WANT TO GO TO BRICKS AND MORTER THEY LIKE THE OUTDOORS AND BEING ABLE TO BE MOBILE AAND GO INTO DIFFERENT VENUES AND SELL PRODUCT. SO I KNOW IT'S WORKED AT THE

DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET. >> YES. AND I THINK THE OTHER THING THAT WILL ENHANCE AREA AS WELL AS GIVE INDIVIDUALS A FLEISS GO AND WHEN THE LINCOLN THEATER OPENS UP AND TO THE COMMUNITY AND AS ALL THE OTHER DIFFERENT PROGRAMMING THAT THEY HAVE SKETCHED PEOPLE WILL HAVE THEY WILL HAVE CREATED A HABIT OF GOING TO THAT AREA.

>> MR. SESSIONS. >> ON THAT SAME NOTE ABOUT BRICK AND MORTER AS I GUESS YOU'RE AWARE THAT CORRIDOR IS SOMETHING WE'RE WORKING HARD IN TERMS OF TRYING TO DEVELOP AND AVENUE D CONSISTS OF THE MOST PART RESTAURANTS. DO YOU FEEL THAT THAT WOULD BE IN CONFLICT HAVING FOOD TRUCK I'VE BEEN PROPONENT FOR FOOD TRUCKS THROUGHOUT THE CITY TO A CERTAIN DEGREW BUT WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO COMPETING AND HURTING OTHER BUSINESSES THAT ARE PAYING TAXES AND GOING THROUGH ALL THESE INSPECTIONS AND GETTING PERMITS AND THINGS

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OF THAT NATURE, IT'S NOT FAIR TO THEM IN FAIR BUSINESS NO ONE IT'S OKAY ONE DAY OUT OF THE WEEKEND THEY ALL GATHER ON THE RIVER AND HAVE VENDORS OUT THERE, THAT'S FINE.

BUT EVEN TO THAT DEGREE IT IMPACTS ACTUAL BIRDS WITH ROOFER TOPS ON THEM IS THAT SOMETHING ANOTHER PART OF THE PLAN SOUNDS G BUT THAT'S SOMETHING I HAVE SOME CONCERNS B OPENINGS WE HAVE ALONG THE AVENUE D CORRIDOR THE BETTER FOR DOOR CORE.

RIGHTS NOW LET'S BE HONEST IT'S PRETTY DORMANT ON AVENUE D.

ESPECIALLY THAT AREA. LINCOLN THEATER AREA IS DARK. THERE'S NOTHING GOING ON.

LINCOLN THEETSER USED TO BE CENTER OF ACTIVITY. ALONG WITH A STREET.

YOU KNOW AND IT'S LIKE WE NEED TO DO AND CREATE SOME SORT OF STIMULATING PROJECT TO GET SOME SORT OF INTEREST BACK INTO AVENUE D CORRIDOR AND LINCOLN THEATER AREA.

SO YOU TALKED ABOUT SOME I GUESS RESTRAINTS FOR POSSIBLE FOOD TRUCK.

NOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE WE CAN WORK THAT INTO OUR NEGOTIATIONS IF THAT IS A CONCERN. BUT I MEAN TRUTHFULLY WE'VE GOT FOOD TRUCKS UP AND DOWN

AVENUE D. >> TOO MANY. >> I DON'T THINK WE HAVE TOO

MANY ACTIVE RESTAURANTS ON AVENUE D. >> THAT'S WHY.

>> AND IT MAY BE. BUT WE'VE GOT TO START WITH REINVESTMENT INTO THIS AREA AND STARTS WITH ACTIVITY GENERATION. SO IF YOU'RE SAYING THAT THIS WILL BE SOMETHING TO DETRACT I DON'T THINK THIS WILL I THINK IT WILL ENHANCE INTEREST AND I GUESS THE DESIRE TO BRING SOMETHING TO THAT CORRIDOR. RIGHT NOW IT'S PRETTY BARE.

LINCOLN PARK YOUNG PROFESSIONALS THIS COMMUNITY CAME ONE THIS IDEA.

>> WE THINK IT'S A GREAT IDEA. >> AGAIN I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH IT.

I LIKE THAT. PROPOSAL. IN TERMS OF EDUCATION ASPECT AND WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO WITH THIS GROUP AND WHAT THEY'RE PROPOSING IT'S EXCELLENT. ESPECIALLY FOR THAT AREA. BUT AGAIN I JUST AVENUE D AGAIN IS SOMETHING THAT WE ARE WORKING ON AND WHEN YOU TALK TO ANY OF THOSE RESTAURANT OWNER OR INDIVIDUALS THAT OWN THOSE BUILDINGS THEY TEND TO DISAGREE WITH WHAT YOU'RE SAYING IN NOT HAVING IMPACT. WHAT THEY DO IS CALL MY PHONE AND START COMPLAINING WHY YOU HAVE A FOOD TRUCK NEXT DOOR TO THEM APP I HAVE TO PAY TAXES EVEN PERMIT AND OBTAIN ALL THAT AND GO THROUGH INSPECTION AND THE FOOD TRUCK DOESN'T. I MUST SAY THEY HAVE LEGITIMATE ARGUMENT AND I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH COME PEITION I LOVE TO EAT I TRY TO HIT THEM ALL UP AS YOU CAN SEE LOOK AT MY SIXTZ I TRY TO PATE ROW NIZ THEM ALL.

BY THE SAME TOK AND WHAT WE DO NEED DO IS MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE FAIR AND JUST WITH THOSE PEOPLE BECAUSE THESE ARE THE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE PAYING OUR TAXES.

I DON'T MEAN SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS PROJECT BUT I MEAN FOR ALL FOOD TRUCKS.

WE HAVE TO SLOW THAT PROCESS DOWN BECAUSE THEY'RE GOING TO BE ALL OVER THE PLACE IN A MINUTE AND WE WON'T EVEN HAVE BUSINESSES IF WE DON'T STOP. AND I THINK WE DO HAVE.

>> THERE'S A PROCESS. >> AND THE CLERK CAN SPEAK TO THAT IF YOU LIKE.

>> RIGHT, YEAH. WE JUST NEED TO BE CAREFUL ABOUT THAT.

NOW THE OTHER ISSUE I'VE HEARD LINCOLN PARK, MAIN STREET AND THE VA WITH REGARD TO THEIR ARGUMENT F ABOUT THE THEATER AND WHILE IT APPEARS THERE'S NO PHYSICAL STRUCTURE I WISH WE HAD ENGINEER IN HERE TO SORT OF EXPLAIN THINGS US TO IN TERMS OF WHAT SHE'S SAYING PROPOSAL REGARDING WIRING AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE THAT MAY NUMBER CONFLICT WHAT -- YOU'RE

AN ENGINEER. >> I HAPPEN TO BE ENGINEER. >> WHAT KIND OF ENGINEER.

>> PROFESSIONAL CIVIL ENGINEER. >> THAT QUALIFIES YOU.

>> YOU ALREADY KNOW THAT. SO, HERE'S THE DEAL. SOME WIRES AND CONDUIT THAT'S NOT A BIG DEAL. IF IT COMES DOWN TO US HAVING TO RELOCATE THE CONTRACTOR HAVING TO RELOCATE OR REPOSITION THAT A, THAT'S NOT A BIG DEAL.

WHEN IT COMES TO CONSTRUCTION ALL TYPES OF UTILITIES CONFLICTS ARE EXPERIENCED WITH EVERY CONSTRUCTION PROJ OKT. I KNOW COMMISSIONER JOHNSON CAN ATTEST TO THAT PROBABLY COMMISSIONER PERONA AS WELL AND I DON'T THINK IT WILL BE AN ISSUE WHATSOEVER.

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>> MR. PERON SGLAXT I AGREE THE FAT OF THE MATTER IS THAT IT'S IMPORTANT TO GET SOME TYPE OF ACTIVITY MOVING YOU HAVE TO GET EXCITEMENT FLOWING AND THAT'S HOW WE DO EVERYTHING. YOU GET EXCITEMENT AND PEOPLE GOING THERE AND LET'S HAVE FUN AND BUY STUFF OR WHATEVER ELSE. YOU GO TO THAT SPOT AND FROM THERE YOU BUILD ON THAT. LINCOLN PARK YOUNG PROFESSIONALS CAME HERE THEY WERE SO EXCITED -- I WAS EXCITED I DIDN'T CARE WHAT THEY WOULD DO I WANTED TO BE PART OF IT. SO YOU KNOW, YOU CAN'T DISMISS THAT.

AND YOU CANNOT MAKE THIS AS COMPLICATES AS WE CAN. YOU KNOW THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING AND FENCING ALL THAT STUFF CAN BE TAKEN DOWN IN A HEARTBEAT AND MOVED SOMEWHERE ELSE YOU CAN PUT UP A TENT AND LET'S GET REAL ABOUT IT.

AND I THINK IT'S -- IF IT'S IN THE SHADOW OF LINCOLN PARK THEATER IT WILL BRING CREDIBILITY TO THE WHO WILL AREA. I CAN SEE A FUTURE SPONSOR GOING BY AND SAYING YOU KNOW I WANT TO BE A PART OF WHAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT HERE AND THAT COULD LEAD INTO THAT AND IN FACT A PARTNERSHIP WITH THIS GROUP NOW COULD HELP MAYBE BE THE -- DESEEVD TO WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO PUBLIC OTHER THAN THE 10% FROM THE LOCAL

COMMUNITY. >> ABSOLUTELY. >> I DON'T SEE CONFLICT AND THIS COMMISSION IS DHON BOARD HAS BEEN HAS DONE A LOT OF THINGS ON A TRIAL BASIS TO SEE IF WE CAN GET THINGS GOING. SOMETIMES WE WHIP, SOMETIMES WE DON'T WIN.

BUT THE ABOUT IT IS WE DON'T JUST FOLD IT UP AND PUT AWAY WE GIVE IT A SHOT AND TRY TO WORK AROUND IT AND DEPEND ON STAFF WE LLISTEN TO THE COMMUNITY WHEN WE GET OUT OF WACK. CAN NERVE AND THAT'S WHAT'S DYNAMIC ABOUT THIS GROUP, WE KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON. I FULLY SUPPORT -- I'M EXCITED FROM THE FIRST TIME THIS WAS

ANNOUNCED AAND IF WE MADE MISTAKES WE'LL FIX THEM. >> YEAH I SEE THIS ONLY AS A POSITIVE I DON'T SEE THIS AS NEGATIVE FOR THEATER AT ALL. WHAT IT TEM OF CONTRACT.

>> WE DON'T HAVE EYE CONTRACT. >> NOT EVEN ANY TIME.

>> ALLIZATION TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS. >> RIGHT, RIGHT, RITE, SO WE MIGHT BE MINDFUL OF I'M SORRY THERE'S NO MORE PUBLIC COMMENT NOW I'M SORRY.

I THINK WE NEED TO BE MINDFUL OF EVERYTHING WE HEARD TODAY AND I THINK WE ALSO OUGHT TO TO BEP IT SEEMS TO ME LIKE SOMEHOW TWO CHIPS PASS IN THE NIGHT AND DEPOSIT REALIZE THE

OTHER SHIP WAS IN THE SAME LANE BECAUSE WE REALLY. >>> I KOPT SEE IT AT ALL I THINK IT'S A QUESTION OF HAVING A CONVERSATION AND KEEPING PEOPLE -- WEEPING LINCOLN THEATER PEOPLE INFORMED AND DRAWING NEEM WHAT WE'RE DOING THERE AND THEN OWN I DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT CULTURAL GRANTS AND EXPANSIONS AND A LOT OF THINGS SO I THINK WE ALL NEED BETTER COMMUNICATION AND I THINK ALSO ONE OF THE THINGS WE NEED TO THINK ABOUT ABOUT IN THE CONTRACT IS THIS NEEDS TO BE A PLACE THERE WAS SKUK TOURED ACTIVITY BUT NOT

LOITERING ACTIVITY. >> NOT JUST STICK TOUR TO IT SOMEWHAT.

AND FOR CLARIFICATION AGAIN SOMETHING TO NORM STRUCTURES PLANNED IS THAT RIGHT?

IS THAT RIGHT? >> YES.

>> YES. >> YES. OKAY.

>> WELL I MEAN THE STRUCTURES ARE THE REPURPOSEED. >> THEY'LL BE BROUGHT IN.

BUT AGAIN THOSE CAN QUICKLY BE REMOVED. I'LL SAY THIS.

I LIKE IN THIS UPPER PROPOSAL WHAT MAIN STREET FOR THE PIECE DID WITH FRIDAY FEST AND WHAT FARMERS MARKET DID FOR DOWNTOWN. ACTIVITY, EVENT, GETTING PEOPLE ACCUSTOMED TO COMING DOWN THERE. RIGHTS NOW FOLKS ARE NOT COME TOGETHER AREA. WE NEED TO GET PEOPLE DOWN. THERE THAT WAY THEY CAN SEE THE LINK ON SHELTER YOU KNOW WHAT WE NEED TO INVESTING IN THIS AND BRING THIS BACK TO HIS RIGHTFUL PURPOSE. I THINK THIS IS JUST THE FIRST STEP AND I APPLAUD THE LINCOLN

PARK YOUNG PROFESSIONALS FOR THIS. >> IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE WE

HEARD. >> GO AHEAD COMMISSIONER JOHNSON.

>> THANK AWE AGREE WITH YOU WE'VE BEEN TO OTHER CITIES AND THEY CREATE THIS SPACE AND WHILE IT'S NOT PERMANENT STRUCTURES BRICK PAVERS OR WHATEVER FLAT SURFACES IS

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CREATED YOU KNOW IT'S ARTIFICIAL TURF IT'S TEMP TEMPORARY.

TRULY S THERE'S TENTS AND CONTAINERS THAT COME IN AND THERE'S A FOOD TRUCK THAT COMES IN AND OUT DIRE WENT TO ONE VENUE IN NASHVILLE AND YOU KNOW IT'S SAME EXACT THING.

ARTIFICIAL TURF, FOOD TRUCK. I SAW IN PROPOSAL MOVIE NIGHT. THAT WAS PROPOSES FOR MOVIES

AGAINST LINCOLN THEATER WALL. >> AS BACK DROP. >> I CAN SEE THIS AS THE GIG AND WE'RE SELLING BRICK FAVORS FOR REXT G RENDERING IN THE PREVIOUS SLIDES WE SAW AND JUST SPURRING ON ALL THE ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES. THERE YOU'RE RIGHT RIP FROM A STRUCTURE I WOULD HAVE TO AGREE MINIMAL AND IF IT'S IN THE WAY CAN BE CHANGED.

THERE'S ACCESS POINTS AND STREETS BEHIND I LOST THE NAME THAT'S OKAY IT'S A GREAT

OPPORTUNITY TO. >> MR. SEEINGS.

>> I HEAR WHAT YOU'RE SAYING ABOUT THE ACTIVITY DOWNTOWN. RESPECTFULLY MARY DISAGREE WITH YOU IN TERMS OF STRUCK TUSHZ FOR THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED IT CAN BE FROM U.S. 1 TO 5TH STREET NOTHING BUT PEOPLE.

I WOULD LOVE TO SEE SOME ACTIVITY FINALLY WEAPON O OBEYING THE LAW.

BOUGHT, I DON'T WANT TO HOPEFULLY HAVE NO LIMITATIONS IN TERMS OF PEOPLE.

IF WE CAN BRING ACTIVITY ON AVENUE D OR WORKING JOINTLY TOGETHER LET'S HEAD DOWNTOWN ON BANK NIGHT. ROADS BLOCKED OFF. SAFETY.

PRECAUTIONS. NECESSARY SAFERTY REPRECAUTIONS BUT IN PLACE.

>> I HOPE THE CITY IS RUNNING OVER WITH PEOPLE AND ACTIVE 'TIS ON AVENUE D.

AVENUE D THAT I USED TO HEAR ABOUT IN MY MOTHER AND FATHER'S TIME OF THE AVENUE D THAT WAS VERY PRODUCTIVE IN TERMS OF BEING A GREAT CONTRIBUTION EVEN TOWARDS OUR TAX BASE. BECAUSE YOU HAD COMMERCIAL BSINESS THERE'S THAT WERE PAYING TAXES. AA WHOLE LOT OF FOOD TRUCKS, BEFORE THAT IT WAS REAL BUSINESSES AND NIGHT CLUBS AND IT WAS GROCERY STORES AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

SO THAT'S WHAT I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO. IF THIS IS WHAT IT TAKES THEN SO BE IT. LET'S DO. IT I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE DON'T CONFLICT WITH EACH OTHER. THEY'VE BEEN WORKING A LONG TIME WHEN I SAY THEY, THE LINCOLN PARK, MAIN STREET ALONG WITH THE LINCOLN THEATER THEY'VE JOINED TOGETHER AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST EVEN WE PARTNERSHIP WITH THEM.

SO WE GOT TO WORK TOGETHER. BECAUSE WE'RE PUTTING OUR MONEY INTO ITEN THE REASON WHY WE WANT TO PUT MONEY INTO IT WE WANT TO EXPEDITE THE PROCESS.

I'M GLADZ EVERYBODY IS HERE TONIGHT WAS ENCOURAGED WHEN I SALT BUILDING AND SHALE GO OUT I THOUGHT WE'RE ON TO SOMETHING NOW. BUT EVERYTHING CAME TO A HALT.

SO HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET IT BACK UP AND RUNNING AGAIN. SO, I BELIEVE WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN AND YOU ALL HAVE MY BLESSINGS FOR THAT PARK. THANK YOU.

>> WE'LL SEE BIG CHANGES IN 18 MONTHS. >> YEAH, ALL RIGHTY.

I'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION. >> MOVE APPROVAL. >> SECOND.

>> MOTION TO SECOND. >> CALL ROLL PLEASE. >> MR. PERONA.

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

>> JOHNSON. >> YES, MA'AM. >> CHAIR WOMAN HUDSON.

>> YES, MA'AM. >> NEXT ITEM ON AGENDA IS APPROVAL OF AUTHORIZATION FOR STAFF TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTUAL NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE HIGHEST RANGED RESPONDER CALLIERS INTERNATIONAL PURSUANT TO REVIEW OF PROPOSALS ASSOCIATESED WITH

RFP 2020-008 RETAIL BUSINESS RECRUIT SGLMENT MR. MIMS. >> IT'S BEEN A LONG, LONG TIME AGO 20 19 WE EMBANKED ON THIS MISSION TO IDENTIFY ARY TAIL RECRUITMENT CONS CONSULTANT/SPECIALIST. AS WE KNOW THAT'S ONE OF OUR IN FOR THE PIER.

AS WE TALKED ABOUT WITH OUR SRATS EEMINGIC PLANNING RETAIL WORLD CHANGED.

AND TRYING TO FULFILL THESE BIG BOX SHOPPING CENTERS AND PLAZAS IS NOT GOING TO BE WHAT WE HAVE GROWN UP TO SEE. SO, IT'S THE PHILOSOPHY CHANGED LIGHTLY BUT I STILL

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BELIEVE THAT THIS OPPORTUNITY TO IDENTIFY PROFESSIONAL RETAIL RECRUITMENT SPECIALISTS AND COMPANY WILL DEFINITELY IDENTIFY FOR THE PIERCE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY.

WE HAVE COMMUNICATIONS AAND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT HERE WILL PRESENT TO YOU THE PROCESS THAT WE WENT THROUGH AND SELECTING HIGHEST RANKED PROPOSAL.

>> YES, SIR. >> MADAL CHAIR MEMBERS OF THE FPA BOARD IT'S GREAT TO SEE NEW PERSON I'M HAPPY TO BE HERE BEFORE YOU IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME.

AS NICK MENTIONED THIS HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING THIS WAS DISCUSSED BACK IN THE SUMMER LAST YEAR AS PART OF OUR OVERALL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY.

AND WHICH WAS PART OF BUSINESS ATTRACTION RETENTION, REC RECRUITMENT AND AALL THOSE THINGS. SO NOVEMBER 20 19 PUT OUT RFP FOR BUSINESS AND RETAIL RECRUITMENT. WE WERE LOOKING FOR FOL THINGS NUMBER ONE CONDUCTING MARKET RESEARCH THAT'S SOMETHING WE'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR FOR A LONG TIME AND AS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TEAM SINCE I BEGAN WE'VE BEEN IN FRONT OF BUSINESSES AND WE'VE BEEN OUT IN TRADE SHOWS AND OUT ICSC AT DIFFERENT RETAIL CENTERS AND WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO STATE OUR CASE THAT FOR THE PIERCE IS PLACE TO DO BUSINESS THAN IS THE PLACE YOU WANT TO BE COME DEVELOP IN FOR THE PIERCE.

BEAUTIFUL PICTURES HAVE GOTTEN US ONLY SO FAR AND IT'S BEEN SUCCESSFUL AND WE'VE ABOUT TRYING TO REALLY TELL OUR STORY BUT WITHOUT THE DATA BEHIND THAT STORY IT'S HARD COULD TON HAVE A THAT TO PEOPLE WILL TO BE DO BUSINESS. SO NUMBER ONE, IS, OUR MARKET AND RETAIL GAP ANALYSIS THAT WE ASKED FOR AS PARTS OF THIS RRP, WE'RE LOOKING FOR SELLING THE STORIES AND TIRE MARKET AND NOT JUST OUR JURISDICTIONAL BOUNDARIES THIS IS STEP US IS TRACK AND INCOME AND NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLD WE V BUT INSTEAD LOOKING AT WHAT RETAIL SHOPS DON'T WE HAVE AND WHERE IS THE LEAK AAGE HAPPENING WRAEN IS THE MONEY SPENT ELSEWHERE AND PAINTING THAT PICTURE. ADDITIONALLY LOOKING AT CONSUMER ATTITUDE AND BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS. SO, MAYBE IT'S NOT THAT YOU MAKE 45,000 A YEAR MAYBE IT'S THOUGHT LIKE TO GO TO MOVIES AND BUY PAMPERS OVER HUGE AND DIFFERENT TRENDS IN HOW PEOPLE ARE SPENDING THEIR MAN. THIS IS TYPE OF DATA RETAILERS USE TO SELECT CITIES AND SELECT SITES AND SO WE WERE LOOKING TO GET THAT TYPE OF INFORMATION AS WELL. AND CATALOG OF VIABLE PROPERTIES AND DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES WHILE WE'RE HERE BEFORE YOU IN THE FPRA BOARD THIS WOULD BE FPRA AND CITY AND ENTIRE CITY. THEY'RE LOOK AT PLAZAS OLD ORANGE BLOSSOM MALL JUST TO NAME A FEW. AND SO SECOND PHASE THIS WOULD BE THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS ACTUAL PLAN. SO, IN LOOKING AT OUR NUMBERS AND DATA THEY COLLECTED CAN WE IDENTIFY SOME PROSPECTS THAT WOULD FIT WITHIN THE DEMOGRAPHIC THAT WOULD BE SUCCESSFUL HERE IN CITY OF FOR THE PIERCE AND LET'S PUT TOGETHER A PLAN OF HOW TO GET THEM HERE AN THAT WOULD THE LEAD TO NUMBER THREE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ACTUAL PLAN. WHICH IS LOOKING AT PROACTIVE RECRUITMENT OF PROSPECTS REPRESENTING US OR WITH US A AND REGULAR UP DOYT TO THAT INFORMATION.

WE EVALUATED FOUR PROPOSALS WE RECEIVED AND NARROWED THEM TO THREE AND ACTUALLY HAD IN PERSON PRESENTATIONS AND WE EVALUATED PROPOSALS BASED ON FOLLOWING CRITERIA.

QUALIFICATIONS WHICH IS BASICALLY ORGANIZATIONAL CHART WHO IS THE FIRM, HOW ARE THEY SET UP AND HOW ARE THEY LICENSED. AND REFERENCES AND EXPER EXPERIENCES. SPECIFICALLY WITH WORK WITH SIM LASH MUNICIPALITIES AND UNRELATED PROJECTS SIMILAR TO THIS WITH SIMILAR SCOPE. METHODOLOGY AND AAPPROACH THAT'S MAJOR TASKS, TIMELINE, OVERALL STRATEGY THAT WE SET FORTH HOW WILL THEY ACCOMPLISH THIS AND HOW DOES THEIR PRICE COMPARE TO PROPOSED WORK TO BE DELIVERED.

>> SO THIS IS HOW THEY RA RANKED. BUXTON COMPANY HAD TOTAL 410 POINTS KOLIERS INTERNATIONAL 448 ANDRY DEVELOPMENT MANAGE MMENT ASSOCIATES 44 POINTS.

THAT LEADS ME TO EVALUATION COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION WAS TO AUTHORIZE STAFF TO ENTER NEAR ASSOCIATIONS WITH COLOR INTERNATIONAL FOR A PERIOD OF 90 DAYS THANK YOU.

>> SO I HAVE A QUESTION. HOW -- SO WE'RE RIGHT IN MIDST OF SOMETHING WE -- NEWSPAPER OF US KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT. AAND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S HAPPENED AS A RESULT OF IT IS RETAIL OR BRICK AAND MORTER STORES SUFFERED AND ONLINE HAS BECOME A MORE PREVALENT AND SO WE'VE GOT THIS MAYBE TEMPORARY SITUATION GOING HERE HOW DOES THIS HELP A CURRENT BUSINESS

HOW DOES THIS HELP A CURRENT BUSINESS IN FOR THE PIERCE. >> SURE THAT'S A GOOD POINT

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MADAME CHAIR THE THE ANALYTIC INFORMATION AND WE WOULD SHARE THAT INFORMATION WITH YOUR EXISTING BUSINESSES AND HELP THEM UNDERSTAND THEIR MARKET OR MAYBE UNDERSTAND GOODS AND SERVICES NOT BEING SOLD IN THIS COMMUNITY. THAT MAY BE ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM. SO ALL THAT SAME INFORMATION THAT WE WOULD USE US TO

ATTRACT NEW RETAILS ORS OR PIZ WE CAN USE TO HELP RETAPE THE. >> SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'VE LEARNED IS THAT AN EARLIER SPEAKER HAD GOOD POINT A LOT OF BIG BOX STORES HAVE GONE BANKRUPT AND MAYBE MALLS -- THINGS ARE GOING TO CHANGE AS A RUT OF THIS.

AND SO I'M LIKE TO KNOW IF THIS PARTICULAR OUTFIT IS GOING TO BE AABLE TO HELP US IN TERMS OF WHAT'S EVEN CHANGING NOW IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.

BECAUSE RIGHT NOW WE DON'T KNOW ANYTHING. WE THINK THINGS WILL GO BACK TO NORMAL AND THAT'S GAY PO POINT. AS MEMBER OF EVALUATION COMMITTEE I HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH THEM DIRECTLY ABOUT HOW THIS LOOKS I NOR THEY'RE A LARGE COMPANY INTERNATIONAL COMPANY PUSHING OPRY TAILORS AND RESPONSE TO CVD AND RE

REOPENING SAFELY AND INFORMATION LIKE THAT. >> THIS PLAN MIGHT EYE INVOLVE AND MAY BE DIFFERENT THAN WE ORIGINALLY SET FORM.

>> AND YOU THINK YOU HIT IT ON THE HEAD THIS IS GAME CHANGER AND I READ THROUGH THIS AND IT'S TEMIARY IS THIS GOING TO BE OVER. AND I WOULD IMAGINE PROFESSION OR WOULD WALK TODAY AND WE'RE STARTING ALL OVER. AND SO I WOULD EXPECT A COMPANY LIKE THIS TO HAVE MARKET DATA HISTORICAL BUYING HABITS AND DEMOGRAPHIC DEMAND AND EVERYTHING LIKE THAT. I'LL TELL YOU I DO THINGS DIFFERENT THAN EVER BEFORE AND IF YOU THINK THAT PART PEOPLE WILL FIGURE THIS OUT SOON, CHECK OUT THE STOCK MARKET.

FIND OUT WHERE THEY'RE AT. YOU HAVE ALL THESE SMART PEOPLE BIG CORPORATIONS I MEAN THEY SPENT ALL THEIR TIME TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HABITS OF PIEING HABITS OF PEOPLE AAND THEY'RE ALL OVER THE PAGE. NOBODY KNOWS WHERE THIS IS GOING TO END.

SO WE'RE ASKING PROFESSIONALS TO COME IN AND SAY, OKAY, WE HAVE THESE VOIDS AND WE HAVE THIS NEED AN WE WANT TO TELL OUR STORY BUT ARE YOU GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT BECAUSE EVERYTHING CHANGED. AND MAYBE I'M BEING A LITTLE PESSIMISTIC BUT I THINK IT'S MORE REALISTIC. IS THIS SOMETHING TO GETS VALUE AND MONEY'S WORTH UNTIL

THE END. >> ABSOLUTELY WE AALWAYS SQUEEZE OUT WHAT WE CAN.

>> WE DO. >> I WILL SAY THIS TO YOU, AS A BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS OWNER/MANAGER YOU HAVE TO BE AGILE. YOU HAVE TO ADJUST TO THE CLIMATE AND YOU HAVE TO ADJUST TO THE FINANCIAL SITUATION THROUGHOUT THE REGION AND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. AND KOLIER'S INTERNATIONAL HAVE HIGHEST RANKED RESPONDENT IS CURRENTLY WORKING WITH SEVERAL FOR THE PIERCE BASED BUSINESSES NOW TRYING TO INVENT THEMSELVES I'M NOT GOING TO MENTION NAMES THAT'S NOT WHAT WE SHOULD DO HERE BUT KOLIERS HAS A VERY WIDE REACH. THEY HAVE RESOURCES THAT STRAECH CROSS THE NATION.

AND I DO BELIEVE THEIR EXPERIENCE AND WISDOM AND THEIR RESOURCES CAN ASSIST OUR CURRENT BUSINESSES AND ALSO HELP THE CITY OF FOR THE PIERCE AND FPRA IDENTIFY BUSINESSES THAT CAN COME IN AND ENHANCE OUR RETAIL PROFILE SDMRXT.

>> COMMISSIONER SESSION SGLIZ WANT TO TAKE A DIFFERENT APPROACH HERE.

FIST OF ALL I WANT TO GIVE YOU CREDIT. NOTHING -- WELL I CAN SAY THIS FIVE YEARS AGO. I WOULD NOT HAVE EXPECTED STARBUCKS OR CHICK FILL AA TO CONTEMPLATE OR THINK ABOUT WAWA COME INTO FOR THE PIERCE OF A FOUND OUT PROCESS OF HOW THEY DO MARKET STUDIES AND INCOME LEVEL AN WE ALL KNOW WE DON'T HAVE THE BEST.

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YOU PUT AA LOT OF WORK INTO THAT. WE ARE ON THE PHONE CONSTANTLY WHEN THESE PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT TEN AMAKE SURE SURE THINGS WERE PUT IN PLACE TO

MAKE SURE WE ATTRACT THEM. >> I THINK YOU CAN DOT JOB UASKING THESE PEOPLE TO DO ABLE FRANK WITH YOU AND WE COULD USE THIS UPON FOR MORE IMPORTANT WE HIRE CONDITION TO RECRUIT BUSINESSS IN AN AREA NATIONWIDE GLOBAL WIDE BUSINESSES ARE GOING OUT. I WE I DON'T WANT TO USE THE WORD BUT IN THE END.

BECAUSE UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES IT'S LIKE WISHFUL THINKING WITH PRESENT ECONOMIC SYSTEM THE WAY IT S YOU I DON'T EMPLOYEE IF IT'S GOOD MONEY SPENT SIX MONTHS GOING YEAH. IT'S ON THESE CIRCUMSTANCES I DON'T THINK WE WILL GET OUR MONEY'S WORTH ON ANYBODY YOU PROBABLY CAN DO BETTER JOB BASED ON WHAT IS GOING ON HERE WITHSTAND WHAT PEOPLE SAY WITHSTANDING STIGMA WITHSTANDING UNEMPLOYMENT.

THEY'RE COMING HERE I HAVE NOT FIGURED IT OUT YET. WE HAVE BUILDING PERMITS PULLED PEOPLE CANNOT WAIT FOR CITY HALL TO OWN UP AND BUILD A BRICK AND MORTER SDOJ COLLECT TAXES YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I'M DOING WITH THIS THINGS ARE HAPPENING AROUND HERE AND AGAIN I DON'T THINK THAT THIS IS PROPER TIME WE CAN PUT THIS MONEY FOR BETTER USE YOU PULL BACK YOUR SLEEVES AND CONTINUE TO DO WHAT WE'RE DOING AND CONTINUE THE SUCCESS LEVEL. WE HAVE A GREAT TEAM ON STAFF NO DOUBT AND IT'S CARING TO DECISION AND DEDEVELOPMENT AGENCY. BOARD MEMBER HAT ON RIGHT FAR TOO LONG YEARS AGO READING BOOKS FOR THE PIERCE WAS TURN PIKE, CATALYST.

YOU HAVE TO GET OFF AND COME TO FOR THE PIERCE. AND WE WERE THRIVING.

WE WERE A DIFFERENT ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT BACK THEN AND THEN WE HAVE SEEN TIMES CHANGE US AND WE'VE ALWAYS ABOUT ONTS VERGE OF BACKSIDE OF OH, MAN WE'RE ALMOST THERE WE'RE ALMOST THERE AND I EVEN FEEL THAT WAY NOW WITH COVID-19 HAPPENING LIKE OUI WERE JUST TAKING OFF LOOK A ROCKET SHIP AND WE'VE HAD A HICK-UP. BUT WHAT DO I KNOW IS MARKET CHANGES EVERY SINGLE DAY AND I KNOW BANKS ARE FWLUSH CASH AND THERE'S OPPORTUNITIES OUT THERE AND FOR ME SITTING IN THIS POSITION TODAY I WANT US TO BE JUST OUT IN FRONT THAT EDGE UP STAYED OF BEHIND NOT ALWAYS I SHOULD NOT SAY THAT I SHOULD HAVE A POSITIVE OUTLOOK ON THAT WE'RE NOT ALWAYS BEHIND THAT WE HAVE TENDENCY TO NOT BE CUST EDGE.

WE HAVE OPPORTUNITY RIGHT NOW TO DO THAT I'M FOR THIS IS NEGOTIATIONS PART AND I WAS ENCOURAGED LOOKING THROUGH THE AGENDA ITEM TODAY BECAUSE I WAS LOOKING FOR KEY STAFF MEMBERS AND WHAT EXPERIENCES THEY HAVE AND I WAS ENCOURAGED BECAUSE WHEN YOU START TALKING ABOUT THE VIRGINIA AND U.S. ONE INTERSECTION YOU HAVE TO START THINKING OF DOT AND HOW DO ROADWAYS CONNECT AND HOW DO WE GET FROM U.S. ONE TO INTERSTATE BUT AT THE SAME TIME WHAT IS MARKETING PART OF IT WHICH YOU TALK ABOUT COMMISSIONER PERONA AND A TO Z IN THAT CORRIDOR AND THERE'S STAFF MEMBERS HERE THAT HAVE TAT EXPERIENCE AND TALK ABOUT GIS AND HOW DO YOU MAP TERRITORIES OR COMMERCIAL DISTRICTS AN HOW THAT PLAYS A ROLE IN AREAS THAT NEED FOCUS OR MARKETING ASPECT OF IT AND WE TIE IN THE DOWNTOWN AND TIE

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IN EXISTING BUSINESSES AND RETAIL MARKET OF WHAT STUDENT THERE TODAY AND LOOK YOU SAID, IF YOU'RE EXISTING BUSINESS YOU'RE PREP PREN YOU'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEXT STEP AND WHAT YOU CAN TAKE TO MAKE YOUR BUSINESS THRIVE EVEN MORE. SO, I'M FOR IT.

I THINK IT'S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY. WE HAD GOOD.

SUBMITTALS AND I'M ENCOURAGED AND IT'S A GOOD OPPORTUNITIES FOR US.

>> UBL BUILDING DATA. AND WE HAVE HOPEFUL EXISTING BUSINESS AS WE KEEP THEM IN MIND AND LOTS OF TIMES WE RECRUIT NEW BUSINESSES AND FORGET ABOUT THE ONES HERE.

AND I THINK SOME EARLY REMARKS WITH WELL TAICHBILITY DATA IS LAVING IN TALKING WITH MAIN STREET PEOPLE OVER THE YEARS ONE EVER THE THINGS THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO PRODUCE IS DATA.

AND FOR THE PIERCE AND EDC DOES SOME BUT THIS WOULD KIND OF AUGMENT I WOULD ASSUME WHAT EDC HAS ALREADY DONE AND WHEN YOU DO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OR REDEVELOPMENT IN THIS CASE YOU HAVE TO HAVE DATA AND DEMOGRAPHICS HAVE TO HAVE W WHAT.

>> WE HAVE NO DATA AND NO WAY TO ATTRACT THAT. ATHAT IS UP IN THE AIR NOW I'M HOPING THESE PEOPLE WILL BE START R SMART AND HELP US OUT AT THAT.

COMMISSIONER PERONA. >> EVERY COMMUNITY WILL GO THROUGH THE SAME THING RIGHT NOW. AND I KNOW I STARTED OFF ON SOMEWHAT OF A NEGATIVE.

IT. >> I'M FLUSH THIS OUT IN NEGOTIATIONS PHASE IF WE MOVE

FORWARD. >> I'LL ENTERTAIN A SGLOTION MOVE TO APPROVE THE STAFF

ENTER INTO NEGOTIATIONS. >> SECOND. >> MOTION SECOND CALL ROLL

PLEASE. >> SESSIONS. >> KNOWLEDGE.

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

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

>> NEXT ITEM ON AGENDA IS FISHERMAN'S WAR OF REDEVELOPMENT RFQP 00-023.

>> MR. MEMS. >> YES, MA'AM MADAME CHAIR LAST YEAR ONCE AGAIN I BELIEVE

WE STARTED PROCESS LAST YEAR. >> THIS YEAR. >> THIS YEAR I CAN'T TELL IT'S ALL A BLUR. WE BEGAN THIS PROCESS BEFORE WE RECEIVED RESPONSES AND PUT THIS PROJECT OWN HOLD. AS YOU KNOW WE WERE IN MIDST OF IT AND WE ARE STILL NEW MIDST OF WORLD WILD PANDEMIC AND DECIDED TO PUT THIS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT ON HOLD.

SUBSEQUENTLY I BELIEVE APRIL 28TH FPR AA BOARD MEETING YOU ALL GAVE INVUXS TO MOVE FORWARD. THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT WE'RE DOING TODAY AND WE HAVE A V VERY, VERY BRIEF PRESENTATION THAT GIVES YOU UPDATED DATES AND LITTLE NEW NEWS ABOUT OUR

BOAT RAMP. >> OKAY.

>> YES, SIR. >> MADAME CHAIR YOU. >> MEMBERS OF FPRA BOARD THANK YOU YOU SAID EVERYTHING I WAS GOING TO SAY THAT'S AWESOME. JUST A BRIEF REMINDER OF THIS SOLICITATION LANGUAGE THIS IS MIXED USE PROJECT, 3 WITH.2 ACRES ON WATER FRONT.

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WE'RE ASKING FOR MIXED USE PROJECT THAT INCLUDES PUBLIC ACCESS TO WATER FRONT AND THIS IS NEW SCHEDULE BASED ON APRIL 2 MEETING WHEREVER YOU ASKED US TO GO BACK OUT THAT MEANS START ADVERTISING FOR RFQ JUNE 3 NEXT WEEK READY TO GO WHENEVER ARE YOU.

PREQUALIFICATION MEETING WILL BE JUNE 24TH AND WILL ALLOW ANY POTENTIAL INTERESTED PARTY TO CALL IN TO THAT IF THEY ARE NOT WILLING TO COME IN PERSON. AND SUBMITTALS WILL BE DUE JULY AND BROUGHT TO YOU TO BE SHORT LISTED ON JULY 28TH AND THEN ISSUE RFP IN AUGUST AND THEN RFP CLOSES OCTOBER 5. TIME PERIODS ARE SAME AS THEY WERE BEFORE I SHIFTED DATES.

THIS IS VERY SIMILAR PROCESS WE FOLLOWED FOR KINGS LANDING NEW UPDATE ST. LOUISE COUNTY RECEIVED A GRANT TO REHAB BLACK PEARL BOAT RAMP AND WE GOT THIS INFORMATION JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO. THIS THE THEY WOULD START MAY 25TH BEFORE THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY AND WE KNOW OUR BOATING COMMUNITY IS ACTIVE HERE AND WE DON'T HAVE A LOT OF BOAT RAMPS AND WE ASKED THEM TO POSTPONE THAT AS LONG AS THEY COULD DUE TO GRANT THEY'RE NOT ABLE TO POSTPONE UNTIL JUNE 15TH AND THEY WILL DO NECESSARY IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDING TWO LOADING RAMPS AND REBUILDING ACCESS DOCK AND ADDING FLOATING DOCK AND REBUILDING SEA WALL. THIS INFORMATION WILL BE INCLUDED IN RFQ/P AS WELL.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR APPROVAL FROM YOU ON REVISED SCHEDULE. >> SO WITH INVESTMENT OF THAT INTO BOAT RAMP THAT FROM WHERE I STOD IT MAKES DIFFERENCE IN WHAT GOES INTO THAT PARTICULAR PROPERTY I MEAN THAT WILL -- I REMEMBER COMMISSIONER JOHNSON YOU SAYING THAT A POPULAR BOAT RAMP. I DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS CALLED BLACK PEARL.

I REMEMBER THE BLACK PEARL WAS THAT NOT A RESTAURANT. >> YES.

>> YES. >> OKAY. >> BUT I DIDN'T KNOW THAT IS WHAT IT WAS CALLED I THOUGHT FISHERMAN'S WAR OF. OKAY. ANY DISCUSSION.

>> YES, SIR. >> REAL QUICK I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE ESTABLISHING COMMITTEE ON THIS AND SOME DISCUSSION ABOUT THAT TOO AND THERE'S EVALUATION COMMITTEE

FPRA BOARD IS NOT EVALUATION COMMITTEE. >> IT'S TRUE MEMBERS OF EVALUATION COMMITTEE ARE ACTUALLY LISTED ON AGENDA TUMMY DON'T HAVE THEM ON HERE AND INCLUDES STAN PAIN FROM THE FOR THE THOMAS, CUBECHECK, JEN HOFMICE TER AND JEN ANDREWS I'M NOT ON THE EVALUATION TUT TEE IT'S BETTER TO MANAGE A PROJECT NOT ON

EVALUATION COMMITTEE SO THERE WE GO. >> GOOD, GOOD.

>> I JUAN DODD SAY THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THIS BACK US TO I THINK IT'S A GOOD OPPORTUNITY LIKE I SAID YOU KNOW ECONOMY IT'S GOING TO CHANGE. AND IT'S UP AND DOWN.

I THINK IT'S GOING TO BOUNCE BACK AND WE'LL SEE GOOD APPLICATIONS HERE AND --

>> IT'S A VARIATION WITH BOAT RAMP DEAL WE TALKED ABOUT THREE AT ONE POINT.

AND BUT YOU KNOW IT TWO HAS GOOD AND BEEN THERE FOR A LONG TIME.

AAND YES POPULATION IS INCREASING BUT YOU KNOW EVERYONE GETS A TURN AND YOU DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO WITH BOAT RAMP AND PARKING IS AN ISSUE.

>> PARKING IS AN ISSUE. >> YES, IT IS. >> SO BUT I KNOW THAT WE'VE ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR PROPERTY BEING A BUFFER BETWEEN THE PORT.

>> YES, MA'AM. >> AND DOWNTOWN AND WHOLE AREA AND SO I THINK THAT THE WAY YOU STRUCTURED THIS THAT THAT WILL BE OBVIOUS THAT THAT HAS TO BE IN THE MIND OF

WHOEVER MAKES PROPOSAL. DO YOU NEED ACTION ON THIS. >> WE WOULD LIKE FOR YOU ALL TO ABSENT SCHEDULE AT PRESENTED AND WE SHOULD MOVE FORWARD IF YOU ALL APPROVE

THAT. >> MOVE TO ACCEPT SCHEDULE AS PRESENTSED.

>> IS THERE A SECOND. >> SECOND FOR DISCUSSION. >> OKAY.

DISCUSS. >> FOOD FOR THOUGHT THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE A PROBLEM BECAUSE WHEN YOU LOOK AT ONE OF THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN STATE OF FLORIDA WHEN I RIDE THROUGH THERE 1 IS 2 A BUOY THIS WILL WORK IN LINE WITH WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

THAT'S WHAT I MEAN WHEN I SAY THE CITY IS REALLY DOING GREAT THINGS AND WE CAN DO IT WE HAVE TO BELIEVE IN OURSELVES AND WE CAN PULL IT OFF OURSELVES SO LONG AS EVERYTHING FALLS THAT PLACE WITH REQUIREMENTS IN LIGHT OF RESTRICTIONS AND WE SHOULD BE ALL RIGHT HOPEFULLY. YES. JUST MY TWO SGLENTS THAT'S RIGHT 12 AA BUOY WE WANT TO KEEP THE OLD AND HAVE SOME NEW RIGHT? WE HAD A SECOND. ANY MORE DISCUSSION COMMISSIONER.

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

>> YES, SIR. >> CHAIR WOMAN HUDSON. >> YES, MA'AM.

>> NEXT ITEM COVID-19 ECONOMIC RECOVERY STRATEGY.

>> MR. MEMS. >> HELLO AGAIN. SO, THIS IS A REOP REOPENING/RECOVERY STRATEGY FOR OUR BUSINESS COMMUNITY. AND COMMISSIONER SESSIONS MENTIONED A COUPLE TIMES WE NEED TO LESSEN INCENTIVES TO DEVELOPMENT AND WE HAVE DONE A TREMENDOUS JOB OF THATMENT OUR BUILDING DEPARTMENT HAS REMAINED OPEN WITHOUT FAIL.

AND WE SET APPOINTMENTS FOR WORKS TO RECEIVE PLANS AND SUBMIT PLANS AND NOW WE'RE INTO NEW REALM. AS TO HOW DO WE NOW HOW DO WE HELP THE SITUATION.

I BELIEVE WE HAVE A STRATEGY COMPOSED BY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER THAT WILL AADDRESS SOME OF THE COMM COMMUNITY'S CONCERNS. I'LL TURN IT OVER.

>> MADAME CHAIR AND MEMBERS EVER THE FPA BOARD WE'RE LOOKING AT BEING CREATING HERE THIS IS UNCHARTERED WATERS AND WE'RE TRYING ANYTHING AND OPEN TO EXPLORING EVERYTHING.

SO FIRST THING WE DID WHEN THIS PANDEMIC STARTED WAS WE ALLOWED FOR TEMPORARY USE OF RIGHT-OF-WAY THIS HAD RESTAURANT IN MIND AND ALLOWING RESTAURANT HAVE OR RETAIL VERZ PICKUP OR DROP-OFF ZONES WE ONLY HAD A FEW BRDZS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OUI STILL OFFERING CITY WIDE TEM RAWRY USE AND ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT WILL REVIEW ON CASE BY CASE BASIS MAKING SURE THERE'S PROPER REQUIREMENT THERE'S AND I WANTED TO POINT

THAT OUT. >> LAST WEEKEND WAS OUR FIRST WEEKEND LOOKING AT PEDE PEDESTRIANIZEING SECOND STREET THIS IS TEMPORARY STREET CLOSURE BETWEEN MARINA WAY AND ORPTH AVENUE. WEATHER DIDN'T REALLY PERMIT AS MUCH AS WE LIKE.

RESTAURANTS AND RETAILERS ARE ABLE TO EXPAND IN THE STREET AND CREATE SPACE.

THIS IS LOOKING AT PHYSICAL SPACE, EXPANDING CAPACITY CUR COME OUT AND SUPPORT LOCAL AND DO SO IN SAFE ENVIRONMENT AND UP TO RETAIL OTHERS TO ACTIVATE SPACE WITH TEMPORARY MATERIALS. NOTIONS AND POSITION HE'S RACKS OF GOODS OUT AND THERE WERE ARE TABLES PUT OUT AND SALE FISH. THIS WAS A PILOT TO SEE HOW IT WOULD WORK. WE'RE INTERESTED AND OPEN TO USING THIS SAME CONCEPT IN OTHER AREAS OF COMMUNITY SOUTH BEACH MAY BE GOOD EXAMPLE AT THE END OF SEA WAY DRIVE AND RESTAURANTS THERE OPEN TO DOING THIS IN LINCOLN PARK AND PEACOCK ARTS DISTRICT AND SO WIRE HAPPY WITH FEEDBACK WE RECEIVED SO FAR AND LOOKING FORWARD TO DOING IT AGAIN THIS WEEKEND AND CONSTANTLY GROWING AND EVOLVING AND LOOKING AT PROVIDING SHADE AS WELL AS PROTECTION FROM RAIN AND IF THAT HAPPENS AGAIN AND THAT'S TEM HEIR WEEKEND STREET CLOSURE AND SOMETHING NEW STARTING THIS WEEK ARE P PARKLETS WE TALKED ABOUT THEM PREPAREIOUSLY ALLOWING THEM TO EXPAND TO ON STREET PARKING SPACES IN FRONT OF ESTABLISHMENT. THIS WORKS WELL IN URBAN AREAS LIKE DOWNTOWN AND REST OF CRA WHERE BUSINESS DOZEN NOT HAVE PRIVATE PARKING LOTS THAT THEY CAN EXPAND INTO WE'RE ALLOWING THEM TO EXPAND OUT INTO THE STREET WE'RE GOING TO BE PROVIDING THEM BARRIERS AND THEY CAN OUTFIT THEIR P PARKLETTE HOWEVER THEY SO CHOOSE.

WE'VE SEEN IN OTHER CITIES PAINT TODAY WITH CORN STAR. AND CHALK AND PUT TEMPORARY POTS OUT THERE AND DO THIS IF THEY WISH AND THEY'RE NOT REQUIRED OBVIOUS LYNN AND THEY KNOW WE'RE ASKING THEM TO DECORATE THE STREETS. THAT'S AN OPPORTUNITY THAT THEY MAY USE. THESE ARE EXAMPLES OF HOW THEY WORKED IN OTHER CITIES.

CITY HAS PRVRPD OR FPRA PURCHASED BARRIERS WE'RE READY TO DELIVER THEM THIS WEEK AND WE HAD 19 BUSINESSES JUST DOWNTOWN REQUEST THEM AND WE'RE OUT WALK THIS MORNING

AND LOOKING AT LOU THAT WILL LOOK. >> RESTAURANTS ARE BE PROVIDED BY CITY AND TABLES AND CHAIRS ARE PROVIDED BY RESTAURANT OR RETAIL HOSPITAL AND IT'S UP TO

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THEM TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE PROPERLY SOCIALLY DISTANT. WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE PUTTING TABLES OUT AND MAKING SURE THEY'RE SEPARATED UP TO BUSINESS TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE MEETING GUIDELINES. ALSO COMING YOUR WAY AS CITY COMMISSION ON JUNE 1 ISST IS EXPLORATION OF REDUCING SOME OF DEVELOPMENT FEES AND PLANNING DIRECTOR WILL BE PRESENTING THIS AND I WANTED TO BRIEFLY TOUCH ON THIS THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT ALSO HELPING NEW BUSINESSES COMING IN AND AS WELL AS RETAKE EXISTING BUSINESSES IT'S A DANCE HOW WE'RE LOOKING AT REOPENING AND RE COVERY. WE'RE LOOKING AT REDUCING OR WAIVING PREAPPLICATION FEE AND SIDEWALK CAFE FEE AND SIGN PERMIT FREE AND REDUCING SITES PLAN REVIEW FEE. THAT WILL COME YOUR WAY VIA RESOLUTION ON MONDAY.

I'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE.

>> I WANT TO MAKE A AT LEAST A MENTION OF FARMERS MARKET AND CRAFT MARKET BOTH MARKETS HAVE BEEN DISRELOCATED AND IN FACT I DON'T THINK JAZZ SOCIETY IS OPERATING AT ALL AND I HAVE RECEIVED WARD FROM THEM THAT THEY'RE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT JUST THEIR VERY VERYENCE. AND SO, ONE OF THINGS THAT PROMPT TODAY IS WE WERE BLOCKING OFF THE STREETS AND SO WE KIND OF CREATED A SPACE JUST LIKE THE SPACE AT MARINA SQUARE. SO, I WOULD LIKE FOR US AS A COMMISSION AND TO THINK ABOUT WHAT WE CAN DO TO FACILITATE THAT THOSE MARKETS BOTH THOSE MARKETS BROUGHT A LOT OF PEOPLE TO THE DOWNTOWN AREA. AND SO THEY WOULD -- THEY'RE WANTING TO COME BACK TO THAT AND IF THERE'S A WAY TO DO THAT. AND ONE WAY MIGHT BE -- I KNOW THE GOVERNOR IF YOU WANT TO DO CERTAIN THINGS UNDER GOVERNOR ACE ORDER HE SAID YOU WRITE ME A PLAN AND TELL ME HOW YOU ACCOMMODATE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND ALL THE THINGS YOU NEED TO DO AND THEN AND THEN WE'LL CONSIDER. IT I'M JUST WONDER PHYSICAL WE MIGHT WANT TO ADD AT LEAST CONSIDER SOME -- I KNOW THAT OPENS THE DOOR BECAUSE THOSE -- THOSE TWO EVENTS ARE PERMIT THE THROUGH THE CITY RIGHT THE JAZZ SOCIETY AND FARMERS MARKET AND SO THAT MEANS THAT FRIDAY FEST MIGHT WANT TO COME BACK AND THAT MEANS THE OTHER THINGS. AND I RECOGNIZE THAT THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE MAY NOT WANT TO DO RIGHT NOW. BUT I WOULD LIKE TO AT LEAST FOR IT TO BE ON MY RADAR THAT WE -- THAT THEY'RE READY TO MORE THAN READY TO REOCCUPY THEIR SPACE.

AND IF THERE'S A WAY THAT WE CAN DO THAT FOR THEM BECAUSE THEY DO BRING PEOPLE DOWNTOWN AND ONE OF THE THINGS I KNOW THE FARMERS MARKET DOES AND CRAFT MARKET TOO IS USED TO BE THOUGHT THAT THEY COMPETED WITH RESTAURANTS BUT ACTUALLY THEY DOWNTOWN -- PEOPLE COME DOWNTOWN AND END UP EATING AT THE STRAWBTS OR RESTAURANTS HAVE BUSY SATURDAYS TOO.

SO I WOULD LIKE US TO AT LEAST THINK ABOUT THAT AND IN TERMS OF OUR RECOVERY PLAN.

>> YES, SIR. >> TO STAY ON THAT THOUGHT I THINK IT WOULD BE GOOD IF THOSE GROUPS CAME ONE A PLAN LIKE THE GOVERNOR TALKED ABOUT AND SUBMIT TODAY AND I WOULD BE GLAD TO SUPPORT IT FROM THIS DESK RIGHT HERE YOU KNOW WITH RECOMMENDATION OR LETTER SIGNED BY YOU AFTER WE VOTE ON IT THAT SAYS HEY WE SUPPORT THIS EFFORT THEY HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE AND WE BACK IT FULLY. OUR DOWNTOWN IS READY. SO --

>> OKAY. >> WHATEVER NEEDS DOBB DONE. >> COMMISSIONER PXTS ERONA.

>> DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION. >> ARE THEY ACTIVE. >> THEY ARE ACTIVE.

WE'RE HAVING A MEETING TOMORROW MORNING. >> I WAS WONDERING DID THEY WEIGH INTO ANY OF THIS BECAUSE I HEARD FROM SOME BUSINESS OWNERS THAT WERE NOT TOO PLEASED WITH THE CLOSINGS BUT I UNDERSTAND WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO AND AGAIN THIS GOES BACK TO MY POINT THAT WE TRY THINGS AND THEN WE FIGURE OUT IF THEY'RE WORKING OR NOT AND THEN WE FIRM IT IF WE CAN AND IF WITH WE CANNOT FIX IT WE ELIMINATE IT.

>> THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT AND THANK YOU THEY HAVE NOT BEEN MEETING AND WE ARE MEETING TOMORROW I'M GRATEFUL FOR THAT TO PRESENT THIS PLAN AND I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH MAIN STRAIGHT FOR THE PIERCE AND HI A CONFERENCE CALL WITH MAIN STREET PARK STREET AND WE FIRST STARTED CONCEPTS AND DOYRS AND I HIT THE STREETS AND WENT DOOR TO DOOR TO ANY BUSINESS OPEN JUST TO GET THE FEEDBACK AND THERE WERE SUGGESTS IT WAS GREAT AND THERE'S ALSO INTERNAL FACEBOOK GROUP THEY USE TO COMMUNICATE WITH WE POST TODAY THERE AS WELL AND MAIN STREET SENT IT OUT TO ALL THEIR BUSINESSES 'AND WE GOT FEEDBACK AND THAT'S WHERE SHADE COMMENT CAME ABOUT AND COVERAGE FROM THE RAIN.

ABSOLUTELY. THIS IS FOR THEM WE DON'T WANT TO DO ANYTHING THAT THEY DON'T

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WANT TO DO. SO I FEEL LIKE WE'RE AT THE STAGE NOW WHERE THIS PAN DEM SICK ALMOST CHARGING US WITH THINKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX A LITTLE BIT AND TRYING THINGS PIVOT IF WE NEED TO FIX IT AND MOVE FORWARD. SO IT'S JUST TIME IS NOT OF THE ESSENCE TO GIVE THE ASSISTANCE THAT WE NEED IMMEDIATELY HAD WE WAITED SO.

I THINK TOMORROW WILL BE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO GET FEEDBACK FROM THE DOWNTOWN

PIZZA LINS. >> I DO, TOO, SO I KNOW WE'RE TRYING THINGS IF FOLKS WANT TO

KNOW WHAT WE'RE DOING THEY CAN FIND OUT FROM OUR WEB SITE. >> YES, SIR, SO WE'VE BEEN POSTING EVERYTHING AND DO THURSDAY UPDATE AND INCLUDING THIS INFORMATION THERE AND SOCIAL MEDIA AND FTP AND REACH OUT TO HER DIRECTLY.

>> LET ME ASK YOU AS FAR AS CLOSURES ARE CONCERNED ARE THEY GOING TO BE DURING

BUSINESS HOURS. >> SO WE'VE -- WE'RE ON TONE DISCUSSION ON THAT.

RIGHT NOW THEY'RE CLOSING FRIDAYS. WE HAVE TO CLOSE THEM FIRST THINGS IN THE MORNINGING TO MAKE SURE THERE'S NO CARS IN THE PARKING SPOTS IT'S HARD TO RELOCATE THEM. FIRST THING IN THE MORNING THEY'RE CLOSING AND REMOVING BARRIERS FIRST THING MONDAY MORNING. THEY'RE NOT WITHIN THE WEEK PER SE BUT IT IS DURING BUSINESS HOURS FOR SOME BUSINESSES LIKE RESTAURANTS AS

AN EXAMPLE. >> LIKE COMMISSIONER PERONA WAS TALKING ABOUT I GOT IN POSITION OF SOME INDIVIDUALS ONE IN PARTICULAR THE ONE THAT OWNS VAST MAJORITY OF BUILDINGS THERE MR. HANS AAND EASE VERY EP SET ABOUT THE PROPOSAL A.

PLEASE HAVE THEM IN MEET SOG HE CAN GIVE HIS INPUT. RIGHT NOW THE SOURCE OF BUSINESS ARE EMPLOYEES OR GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES. AND IT'S NECESSARY WE HAVE FLUX OF TRAFFIC AND MARKING BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO BE A MAJOR PROBLEM FOR HIM IF WE BLOCK ALL THESE STREETS DURING BUSINESS HOURS SO PLEASE OUT OF CONSIDERATION GIVE HIM A

CALL. >> HE EMAILED ME AND SHARED THAT CONCERN ABOUT DURING THE

WEEK AND WE RIT RATED. >> I GOT IT TOO AND I RESPOND TODAY WAS ONLY ON THE WEEKEND.

>> YES, SIR. >> MAKING SURE THANK YOU THAT'S ALL.

>>. >> SO DO YOU NEED ANY ACTION ON THIS.

>> YES, SIR. >> LET ME ADD SOMETHING TO TO CONVERSATION MADAME CHAIR YOU BROUGHT UP THE FARMERS MARKET AND I THINK CRAFT MARKET. NOW WHAT THE CITY OF FOR THE PIERCE WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS TRY TO MEET THE GUIDELINES OF GOVERNOR'S OFFICE AS IT RELATES TO SOCIAL DISTANCING AND LARGE GATHERINGS. NOW THIS RECOVERY PLAN IS TO SPUR ACTIVITY AND HELP EXIST BUSINESSES EXPAND CAPACITY. AND LARGE GATHERINGS WE HAVE STOPPED LARGE GATHERINGS AND I DO NOT RECALL THE DATES I'M STOPPING THEM AND I PERSONALLY STOPPED THEM AND BASICALLY RESERVATIONS FOR VENUES ALL SPECIAL DEVENTS WE STOPPED THAT COMPLETELY. IF WE ALLOW ONE WE HAVE TO ALLOW THEM ALL.

WE HAVE TO FIND OUT WHAT TYPE OF STRATEGY WE'LL IMPLEMENT THAT MEETS WITH GOVERNOR'S PROVISIONS AND SPURS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ACTIVITY IN OUR COMMUNITY.

>> YEAH I RECOGNIZE THAT. I RECOGNIZE THAT. THAT IS ONCE WE START PERMITTING WE PERMIT -- WE CAN'T NOT PERMIT AND WE CANNOT TREAT PEOPLE DIFFERENTLY.

>> CORRECT. >> AND SO IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A WEDDING AT YACHT CLUB YOU

KNOW YOU HAVE TO SUBMIT YOUR SOCIAL DISTANCE PLAN RIGHT. >> VERY UPSET WITH ME THAT WE STOP LOOKING AND ALLOWING WEDDINGS TO HAPPEN SO IT'S -- IT'S --

>> SORRY SHY ANNE IT'S TOO CLOSE TO HOME. >> AND IT'S SOMETHING WE WILL HAVE TO TAKE A HARD LOOK AT. AND I THINK FARMERS MARKET IS A TREMENDOUS ADDITION FOR THE DOWNTOWN AS WELL AS ENTIRE CITY OF FOR THE PIERCE. BUT WE'LL HAVE TO REALLY DETERMINE WHAT WE IN FOR THE PIERCE WANT TO DO. BECAUSE AS OF RIGHT NOW WOOR L

WE'RE STILL UNDER LEC LAR RATION OF EMERGENCY. >> JULY 7TH RIGHT?

>> YES. >> SO AND BUT COURTHOUSES ARE BACK OPEN JUNE 1 RIGHT?

BUT NO TRIALS. >> PARTIAL HOURS. >> PARTIAL.

>> ALSO WE'RE TALKING ABOUT FIREWORKS. SO WE DO WANT TO HAVE FIREWORKS. I THINK THAT THAT WEEKEND THAT'S A SATURDAY RIGHT IT'S A

SATURDAY WE DON'T WANT TO HAVE A STREET FESTIVAL. >> I WOULD SAY THAT'S A LARGE

GATHERING USUALLY. >> DRIVE-UP. >> WE WANT TO HAVE FIREWORKS AND I BELIEVE FOR THE S ST. LUCIE IS TRYING TO ECHO THAT JUST A CAR TYPE EVENT.

WE HAVE DRIVE-UP MOVIE VENUES RIGHTS NOW IN FOR THE PIERCE AND WE COULD THE SAME TYPE

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SCENARIO WHEREBY A FAMILY CAN COME UP IN THE CAR AND WATCH THE FIREWORKS AND THEN GO HOME. WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE PORTAPOTTY OR STREET FESTIVALS NOTHING IT WILL BE FIREWORKS. YOU ENJOY IT GET POPCORN AND GO HOME.

THAT'S WHAT WE ENVISION. SO WE'RE TRYING TO GET BACK TO SOME NORMALCY AND THAT'S ONE

OF THE WAYS WE'RE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH THAT. >> RIGHT.

>> COMMISSIONER SESSIONS. >> AS FAR AS FIREWORKS ARE CONCERNED A AGREE BECAUSE THE WAY IT IS SET UP EVERY YEAR ANY WAY YOU CAN SEE IT ON MY STREET 2 IT 2ND STREET AND YOU

CAN BE IN MY FRONT YARD. SO I WOULD HOPE THAT WE -- >> ARE YOU INVITING US?

>> SOCIAL DANCING. >> COME ON THROUGH. >> BUT I THINK WE SHOULD H HAVE. IT AND JUST AS LONG AS WE'RE NOT PROMOTING PEOPLE IN SURROUNDING AREA TO CLOSE PROXIMITY. MATTER OF FACT OUR ADVERTISEMENT SHOULD STATE SO. WE DON'T WANT PEOPLE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY ALONE THE BRIDGE AND WHATNOT WE KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN. ON A DIFFERENT NOTE THE WAY I LOOK AT WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HERE TODAY IN TERMS OF PLANS EVERYTHING IS PUT ON HOLD UNTIL THAT ORDER SUBSIDES AND GOVERNOR DECIDES THAT YOU KNOW GOOD, BAD, INDIFFERENT WE'RE NO LONGER IN ORDER AND IT WILL BE LEFT UP TO SOME DEGREE THE LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES IF WE WANT TO EVEN CONFLICT WITH IT. BUT, RIGHT NOW, I THINK THAT WE'RE ALL ON ONE ACCORD IN TERMS OF HOW WE APPROACH THIS AND IT IS I HOPE VERY SLOWLY BECAUSE IT'S WHEN YOU LOOK AT NUMBERS IN THE VIRUS ITSELF WE'RE NOT SAFE YET.

>> WE HAVE ORDER NUT PLACE AS FAR AS GOVERNOR OFFICE IS CONCERNED.

ON OTHER HAND WE WILL DO WHAT'S RIGHT HOPEFULLY BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT TO JEOPARDIZE PEOPLE'S LIVES AND SUBJECT THEM TO SPREADING VIRUS. 20 SOME CASES THE JAIL RIGHT NOW YOU CAN MRAJ INWOULD WHAT IT WILL DO 22 IT WAS. THIS THING HAVE PRETTY SERIOUS. LET'S APPROACH IT LIKE THAT.

>> AND THIS IS MY TWO SENT COMIC DEVELOPMENT I'M ALL FOR IT AND I WANT TO SEE IT HAPPEN AS FAST AS POSSIBLE BUT WE DON'T WANT TO RISK PEOPLE'S LIVES FOR PROSPERITY IN TERMS XHIX ECONOMICS BECAUSE IF THERE'S NO LIFE THERE HOW YOU CAN PROGRESS ECONOMICS AND DO ANYTHING WHEN PEOPLE ARE SAFE. AND I'M EXCITED AND WHAT WE'RE GOING OVER TONIGHT I HOPE WE'RE PUTTING THIS THING ON HOLD UNTIL WE GET GREEN LIGHT AS WELL AS CONDITIONS CHANGE AND WE CAN COME OUT OF STARTING BLOCKS COMING AND RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO APPROACH THIS CAUTIONLY. THANK YOU.

>> THIS IS INFORMATION ISN'T IT. >> NO MA'AM WE WANTED TO PRESENT THIS COMMENT TO YOU ALL AND AN MONDAY, JUNE 1ST WE WILL HAVE THE RESOLUTION FOR

REDUCTION/WAIVER OF THE FEES FOR TEMPORARY TIME PERIOD. >> RIGHT.

>> SO THAT WILL BE PRESENT TOUD ON MONDAY. >> OKAY.

>> ANYTHING ELSE ON THIS TOPIC SHALL WE MOVE ON? >> WE HAVE NO CONSENT AGENDA

[9. STAFF COMMENTS]

IT'S STAFF COMMENTS. >> MR. MEMS. >> YES, MA'AM THE ONLY COMMENT I HAVE IS THAT WE RECEIVED A GOOD NOTE FROM MICHELLE FRANKLIN OUR PROPERTY APPRAISER AND PROPERTYTY APPRAISER STATED OUR TAXABLE VALUE FOR CITY OF FOR THE PIERCE IS 2.689 BILLION, 5% INCREASE ABOVE LAST YEAR TAXABLE VALUE. THAT MEANS WE COULD SEE 5% INCREASE IN REVENUE AND OF COURSE USE THAT TO IDENTIFY PRIORITYS AND AS WE TALKED ABOUT IN THIS VERY ROOM COUPLE DAYS AGO AUTHORITIES FOR COMPLETION COMPENSATION. AND IF WE MAINTAIN AND I'M NOT TRYING TO PITCH THAT NOW IF WE MAINTAIN STATISTIC MILL EXAGGERATE WE MAY HAVE FUNDING TO DO WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT DOING WITH COMPENSATION FOR FIRST RESPONDERS. THAT'S GOOD NEWS.

AND LOOKING FORWARD TO MOVING FORWARD WITH REDEVELOPMENT. THAT'S ALL I V.

>> MR. SWEENEY. >> MADAME MARY DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO ADD I'LL LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH REST OF TEAM WHEN SOME NEGOTIATIONS START TO COME THROUGH AND I

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EXPECT THOSE TO COME THROUGH SONAR THAN LATER. >> GREAT MISS COX DO YOU HAVE

ANYTHING OR TO ADD TO THIS. >> I DO NOT. I WILL GET A LIST OF ALL OF THE APPROVED FOOD VENDORS THAT I WILL DISTRICT TO ALL OF YOU BECAUSE I DON'T BELIEVE THERE ARE A TON AALONG AVENUE D SO WE MAY HAVE FOLKS NOT OPERATING PROPERLY.

I'LL GET THAT LIST OUT TO EVERYBODY. >> GOOD.

GOOD. >> THAT'S ALL I HAVE. >> ALL RIGHTY.

[10. BOARD COMMENTS]

>> MOVE ON TO BOARD COMMENTS? >> COMMISSIONER PERONA. >> BOARD COMMENTS, YES.

FIRST OF ALL, OF ALL THE BOARDS THAT WE SIT ON RARELY ARE WE MEETING RIGHT NOW.

SO, I'M GETTING REALLY GOOD AS ZOOM OR TEAMS OR WHATEVER IT IS.

I HAVE TO WATCH WHAT IS BEHIND ME ON MY COMPUTER THOUGH BECAUSE EVERYBODY GOATS SEE IT. BUT RECENTLY THE FIRE BOARD HAS ENDERD INTO NEGOTIATIONSS WITH CLERK TRESH REAR FINALLY AND INTERNAL -- NOT EVEN CANDIDATE BUT BASICALLY DID EVERYTHING FOR THE FIRE DISTRICT HER NAME IS PATTI DUVA SHE WAS MANAGEMENT ANALYST SHE WAS I DO EVERYTHING THAT WAS HER TITLE. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY STAFF WHICH DOESN'T ALWAYS GO WELL WITH ME. BUT WE KNOW THAT SHE'S EXCELLENT AT WHAT SHE DOES AND I'M EXCITED WE GOT THAT VICK ANSWERY FILLED IT'S BEEN DIFFICULT THERE THAT PERSPECTIVE. OTHER THAN THAT IT'S YOU KNOW THINGS HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM OUR AGENDA. SO IT'S REALLY A QUICK MEETING ANYMORE. IT'S YES, YES, YES, YES, AND AWAY WE GO.

BUT, OTHER THAN THAT, MY OTHER COMMITTEES ARE NOT MEETING. SO I DON'T -- I HAVE ONE OTHER THING I CAN MAKE A MOTION TO EXCUSE COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER FOR TODAY'S MEETING.

>> I THINK WE CAN DO THAT SINCE WE FORGOT TO THE DO IT IN THE BEGINNING.

>> I WENT RIGHT BY IT AND I'M LOOKING AND SOMEBODY SHOULD HAVE SPOUP.

I'M SORRY FOR GOT DOING IT THEN I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO EXCUSE COMMISSIONER

ALEX ANDER FROM THE MEETING. >> SECOND. >> MOTION TO SECOND CALL ROLL

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

>> MR. SESSIONS. >> YES, MA'AM. >> MR. SON JOHN.

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

>> WITH THAT I HAVE NO OTHER ISSUES. >> COMMISSIONER SESSIONS.

>> NO, NO, WELL, CAN SOMEBODY MAKE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT OUR BEACHES NOW WHERE WE

ARE IN TERMS OF OPENING AND YOU'RE AND -- >> THEY'RE OPEN.

THEY'RE OPEN. >> THE CITY COMMISSION DIRECTED STAFF TO CLOSE BEACHES AND WE CLOSED THEM FROM I BELIEVE FRIDAY AND THEY WERE REOPENED TODAY THEY

SHOULD HAVE BEEN OPENED NOON. >> PARKS. >> THARKZ PARKS WE HAVE

CONTROL OVER SOUTH CAUSE WAY PARK AND JC PARK THEY'RE OPEN. >> YES, SIR.

>> YEAH I SEE WHAT YOU WANTED NOW GOT. IT.

>> ALL RIGHT ANYTHING ELSE SIR. >> NO, NO, NO,

>> COMMISSIONER JOHNSON. >> KNOWLEDGE NOTHING TO REPORT.

>> OKAY. SO I'M GOING TO BE A BROKEN RECORD DON'T FORGET ABOUT 2020 CENSUS. EVERYBODY HAS TO COMPLETE THAT.

WE NEED TO YOU DO THAT. AND SO, THIN THINK WE'RE ABOUT READY TO ADJOURN.

SO WHAT WE -- >> I CAN SAY SOMETHING THIS IS SERIOUS BUSINESS.

>> ABSOLUTELY. >> RIGHT NOW THAT CENSUS COUNT LADIES AND GENTLEMEN IS VERY, VERY, VERY IMPORTANT WE'RE DOWN TO 39% OF REPORTING AND IF THERE'S EVER A CITY THAT NEEDS FEDERAL DOLLARS IT'S FOR THE PIERCE AND FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS TAT MAY NOT BE HERE LEGALLY, THE INFORMATION ALREADY VERIFIED WILL NOT BE TURNED OVER TO THE AUTHORITIES ALL OUI NEED TO KNOW IS WHO IS IN THE HOUSE. YOU'RE NOT SUBJECTING YOURSELF TO BEING DEPORTED. AND I THINK THAT'S A BIG ISSUE FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE.

SO, PLEASE, PLEASE, FILL OUT THOSE FORMS. GET THEM BACK.

BECAUSE WE'RE VERY LOW RIGHT NOW. AND WE KNOW WE HAVE A LOT MORE PEOPLE THAN ABOUT 5, 30,000 THEM CITY OF FOR THE PIERCE. THAT'S RIDICULOUS.

PLEASE FILL THOSE FORMS OUT I WANTED TO SAY THAT. >> SURE SURE APPRECIATE THAT.

WE'RE ABOUT READY TO ADJOURN. WHAT WE NORMALLY DO PACK STUFF UP HERE AND LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE TO HEAD ON OUT OF CHAMBERS IF YOU WANT TO TALK TO ANYBODY UP HERE YOU CAN TALK TO THEM IN FOYER. AND WITH THAT SHALL WE

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