Meeting Minutes March 19, 2009City Commission
9:00 A.M. INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Present: Commissioner González, Commissioner Sarnoff, Chair Sanchez, Commissioner Regalado and Vice Chair Spence-Jones
On the 19th day of March 2009, the City Commission of the City of Miami, Florida, met at itsregular meeting place in City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, Florida, in special session. The meeting was called to order by Chair Sanchez at 9:47 a.m. and adjourned at 3:14 p.m. ALSO PRESENT: Julie O. Bru, City Attorney Pedro G. Hernandez, City Manager Priscilla A. Thompson, City Clerk Pamela E. Burns, Assistant City Clerk Chair Sanchez: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. The City of Miami special meeting pertaining to the ballpark is being called to order. I want to take this opportunity to welcome all of you. This meeting has been properly advertised for March 19, 209 [sic]. It's being held hereat City Hall in our historic chambers. The members of the City Commission are MichelleSpence-Jones, the Vice Chair, Tomas Regalado, Angel González, Marc David Sarnoff, and me, Joe Sanchez, as your Chair. Also on the dais we have City Manager Pete Hernandez, the City Attorney, Julie O. Bru, and our City Clerk, Priscilla A. Thompson. The meeting will be opened by a prayer by our City Clerk, followed by the pledge of allegiance by Commissioner González. Invocation and pledge of allegiance delivered.
ORDER OF THE DAY
Chair Sanchez: We will now begin the special meeting. Madam City Attorney, read the procedures to be followed into the records [sic], please. Julie O. Bru (City Attorney): Good morning, Mr. Chairman, members of the Commission, Mr. Manager, Madam City Clerk, and members of the public. This is a special meeting of the CityCommission. We're here to consider only items that are on the agenda, and the items includeagreements related to the stadium for the Marlins and an amendment to the interlocal agreement with Miami-Dade County related to the amount of convention development tax funds the Countywill pay to the City of Miami in connection with the development of the parking facilities on the former Orange Bowl site. Any person who is a lobbyist must register with the City Clerk beforeappearing before the City Commission today. A copy of the Code section about lobbyists isavailable in the City Clerk's office. The material for each item on this agenda is availableduring business hours and at the City Clerk's office and online. Anyone wishing to appeal anydecision made by the City Commission for any matter considered at this meeting may need averbatim record of this meeting. No cell phones or other noise-making devices -- please silencethose now. Any person who -- with a disability who requires auxiliary aids and services for thismeeting, please notify the City Clerk. And the sergeant at arms has asked me to please remind everyone to keep the aisles clear. It is a fire safety requirement.Chair Sanchez: Once again, under our City Charter, the Mayor has the authority to call a special meeting, which he has. It is a public advertised meeting. We had a meeting on February13, 209 [sic] pertaining to the baseball. At that time, we had 44 speakers who spoke. Themeeting was opened and closed. At this time, we will open up to the public for additional comments once again. We do ask that the 44 speakers who spoke at the last meeting, we will incorporate those comments that were made on February 13 into the record today, MadamClerk. So at this time, there are three items that have been properly advertised. We have SP.1,which is the executive stadium agreement; SP.2, which is the waiver of bidding Marlins
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