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All right, we're gonna get started. Good morning everyone the regular session of September the 13th 2022 will now come to order and Mr. Clerk if you can please call the roll.
Councilmember Scott Benson. Councilman Fred Gerhold, the third
Leticia Johnson, President. Councilmember Gabriela Santiago Romero present. Councilmember Mary waters present. Councilmember Angela Winfield Callaway present. Councilmember Coleman Young the second here. The president pro tem James tape. Your Council President Mary chef,
again, present. Madam President, you have a quorum. Thank you. There being a quorum. President. We are now in session and we will go straight to our invocation for this morning. We have joining us today. Pastor Jerome Warfield from Unity Baptist church located in District Six. Good morning.
Good morning. Honorable council president into the entire body. Thank you once again for the honor.
Let us pray.
Most heavenly and righteous Father we come before your presence this morning with Thanksgiving in our heart, and we say we say thank you for another day's journey for the responsibilities that you have placed in our hands. And we asked right now, Lord, that you examine this council that you examine our city government, and that you would give them the wisdom the insight and that you would saturate their meeting space with your presence. Lord, Your word says that where the Spirit is, there is freedom and law. We need your freedom to be able to judge rightly. We need your freedom to be able to make sure that the least of these are considered first. We need your freedom to make sure that your city council has the wisdom to judge rightly, between competing interests, we need your freedom. And so Father, we ask that you will continue to bless them and keep them bless their staff and others that work in city government. Bless them personally and their families to give them protections and the provisions that they need. We thank you for this this this body of leaders that you've placed before us. And we ask Lord, that You would give them your heart that you would give them your sense of judgment. And we thank You, Lord for all of your blessings upon this great city of ours. In Jesus Christ's name we pray amen.
Amen. Thank you so much, Reverend Warfield, and you are free to hang on if you want to stay for our session today. And if you have to jump off we do understand. Thank you. All right. Thank you for joining us. All right. We've also been joined by member Dora Hall. Good morning. The Journal of the session of July the 26th 2022 will be approved. There being no reconsiderations or unfinished business. We will proceed to the budget Finance and Audit standing committee for the budget Finance and Audit standing committee
and then report from the Office of the Chief Financial Officer office of the assessor.
The one report will be referred to the budget Finance and Audit standing committee for the internal operation standing committee for reports from various city departments. The four reports will be referred to the internal operations standing committee for the Neighborhood and Community Services standing committee.
Three reports from the Office of contracting and procurement.
The three reports will be referred to the Neighborhood and Community Services standing committee for the Planning and Economic Development standing committee. It's a minimum of one memorandum the one memorandum will be referred to the Planning and Economic Development standing committee for the public health and safety standing committee.
Eight reports from various city departments.
The eight reports will be referred to the public health and safety standing committee. We will now move to the voting action matters. Under other matters,
there are no items Madam President,
under communications from the mayor and other governmental officials and agencies. There are no items metal president. All right. We will now call for public comment. We've also been joined by member Benson Good morning and we have how many hands virtually do we have raised this morning.
Morning Madam President, we have three hands raised. I'm sorry. We have me. I have 26 panels. Raised. Okay,
I thought you say 53 Okay, all right, everyone. We have two minutes for public comment. We're going to cut our virtual public comment off in a couple of minutes. So if you have not raise your hand do so now we have Candace join. Excuse me, Candace Jones That is joining us here in person you can join us at the table followed by charity Dean followed by Clarence gales. Good morning, the floor is yours. You have two minutes for public comments starting with Miss Candice. And make sure your microphone is on.
Better. Yes, I'm very I'm here to complain about same thing I complained about last Tuesday that the buses still don't care. Yeah, they sit after six o'clock. All of the buses. It's not just one line. The Jefferson the Van de Graaff shirt. Oh, we got three good buses. I forgot what they were. What were Grande River, Dexter, and Gratiot sometimes. Can we please get home on time so that we can get up for the next day? I don't know. The police officers have license. Maybe they get dry because some people would like to get home on time. Next thing what was I complaining about last week? Oh the shelters. So what am I gonna do for the winter? Because all of a sudden money days spent it at hotels. They're gonna call y'all up for the winter and actually, it's about eight
thank you so much, Candace. Just oh when you still have time use it. Alright, it
floors yours. 30 seconds 45 Oh, yeah. They might feed in now because they went to the hotels and motels. So now the people that live on the street. They don't get food to eat, because they spent their money at the motel for three to four months. So now they have a shortage of feeding everybody outside. Just to let you know.
Thank you Thank you Candice. And please make sure you join us at the homelessness townhall October the sixth we will have over 13 service providers to treat rescue mission will be one of them there to hear directly from residents on the conditions of their buildings and services etc. We'll make sure you get you a flyer for that. And then also DDOT will be presenting before Council in the coming weeks. We haven't set the date yet. So we will make sure that you're aware of that and ask those questions regarding service after 6pm. Thank you Miss Jones. We have Miss charity Diem.
Good morning. Good morning.
So when we first came to public health and safety, I invite you to look at the records. Mr. Benson said there is an increase in foodborne illness and we need color coding for restaurants in order to combat it. He also said the city of New York is doing that we went to public health and safety and said give us time to do our research to weigh in. We did our research, we came back and actually found that New York's system did not have an impact in foodborne illness. But what's more what was more startling was when we met met with the city health department they said Detroit doesn't have an increase in foodborne illness. This is actually under reported. That's a different problem we need to solve. So then we came back and said Oh no, it's not about who weren't illness. It's about education and transparency. So then we said well, member Benson the city's health department website has not been updated since October 2020. As he was saying it's about education. And transparency. We raised that issue here. And many other issues. This body asked us to delay one week to work on a compromise. We worked on a compromise to include QR codes instead of colors. And then with Ally perfect timing. Latvia Coney Island was coincidentally shut down. I remember Benson use it for his press conference as a third reason to push the color coding ordinance. Here's the problem. Lafayette passed their last health inspection which means that they would have had a green on the outside of their Coney Island with rodents on the inside. So the city would have essentially been encouraging folks to get there was most disheartening is that while we were following this Council's directive last week to work on a compromise, member Benson told our board chair that compromise was a non starter. At this point. We are tired. This has been a moving target. It's a different reason every week we have put in hundreds of hours. of real research and policy work into this full board. We have done everything we have been asked to do. So is now in your hand City Council. Please do not let the work and hundreds of voices of residents and businesses be in vain for moving target. Please make decisions based on sound policies and data vote no on any color coding yes or any compromise for QR code. Thank you.
All right. Thank you. And public comment is now cut off our virtual public comment is cut off Mr. Gills Good morning, Mr. Microphone. On. Just touch the bottom.
Thank you. Good morning honorable body plant skills Executive Director with the Detroit Restaurant and Lodging Association. I really want to appreciate you giving us another week to work on a compromise as my colleague charity danger As mentioned, we think we have found a compromise a QR code without any type of color associated with it. We would love to see more funding for the duvets and the health department so that they can bring our health department inspections online in an in a timely fashion. I will say that the city's Detroit Ed work program has reached out to the Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association to begin discussions on helping with ServSafe certifications for our workers. If this really is about transparency a QR code should be more than enough for consumers to scan the inspections of every restaurant that has been inspected by the city's health department, we ask that you vote no on any color codes, but the compromise would be a QR code on every restaurant door. Thank you for your time and consideration. Have a great day.
Thank you Jerome shell alibi Malik Shabazz Hebrews My name is Mr. Shell just make sure your microphone is turned on by pressing the bottom of it. Here you go.
Morning my name is Jerome shell. I'm a precinct delegate. And I have some questions about your ShotSpotter. You know, I just want to first of all say that I've talked to most of the city council. People if I didn't talk to the staff about that $60 million dollar tax break and ask for a report on how it's gonna affect our children before they voted on it. And nobody did a report on how it was gonna affect our children, and disrespected our citizens just went on and voted on it anyway. So my question about ShotSpotter. First of all, the ShotSpotter hasn't stopped not one person from getting shot since the first day that it was installed in the other areas. And the question I have for everyone. Do you think that your research teams is better equipped than the President of the United States? And also, did you watch the video of our mayor and our police chief when they were before the President, and how the President laid out specifically what to do? He talked about the technology. He talked about more police he talked about more policing and community. But at the end of it, he specifically said, spend the money and spend the money now. Prevention and gun control to stop people from getting shot. And stopping the crime. And it seems like if you have done your if anybody watched that video of how he detailed and laid it all out, you will clearly understand that he preferred people not get shot for this technology. So I'm just asking everybody did all of you watched the full video of that with our mayor and our police chief? I watched the four times just to be sure. Just so I can be accurate. And he said spend the money and spend the money now for Crime Prevention and gun control.
Thank you Mr. Severs. And for the general public shot spotters, that contract will be before Council next week Tuesday. The 20th Mr. Shabazz. No, I'm sorry. No, sir. I didn't know that. Okay, yeah, I'm just letting you know in the general public it will be before Council next Tuesday during our formal session when the 20th Mr Shabazz, your next go right ahead.
God, good morning. Grand rising, honorable City Council. I'm here today in support of a food grading ordinance. Speaking from 39 years of activity in relation to Coney Island's and restaurants and I know that doesn't include grocery stores but I do. Grocery stores rotten meat fly infestation. Anytime you have rats, you have rat Do do you have rat urine? You have rat hair. And if rats have overtaken a building, then you have rats in the food. I know that this ordinance is not perfect. Neither was social security when it was first set up. And most of us were not born. But in time, it was added on to Obamacare the Affordable Care Act when it was first initiated a lot of problems it was not perfect. And then well told us coochie grabber tried to dismantle it, but POTUS Biden has added on to it. And so that is my hope. What will come out of this food grading ordinance. I do want to say this. We're definitely we need more inspectors, food grading ordinance or not. We need more inspectors and the inspections in my view should take place a minimum of once a month, a minimum of once a month. So again, I'm here hoping that you will pass this ordinance and we're looking for leadership from Mayor Mike Duggan and we're looking for leadership from our sister who is over the health department Thank you. Thank God bless.
Thank you you as well miss Severs.
Please forgive me I'm nervous and emotional. I am here am here regarding the DCP contract which is the Detroit cannabis project. I just been made aware by a city meeting that took place last week. And I am a student and I also like to feel like I'm a part of that student body. But I am ashamed. And I feel like we've been duped did not realize that this contract came with such a heavy funding. I'm looking at my council member because I've never met you in person, but you will get to know me I promise. This has hurt me dearly because I had an expectation from this program. And we need to have a program like this for social equity students like me, but not like this. We was not given personal hands on we was more the person at hands this is a guest she is a commentator not an instructor as I have been led to believe all the way until I seen that hearing on Tuesday. Today. I'm here personally, because originally I came here to defend it. But it's hard because we did not get what we was promised. And there are not checks and balances to this program as there needs to be without me going any further. I just want the city council to really look at this program and what it means to me as a social equity applicant that's put my heart and soul since I've been made aware of this, and to this, please look at this. We need a program but not like this. Not like this structure of DCP. And that's all I have to say and thank you.
Thank you Miss severs before you leave. President Pro Tem wants to respond. Thank you
Mr. Evers for being here and providing your comments. I don't know if have you reached out to my office at all in the past because I know I'm not familiar with these concerns and I know that we have tried our best to reach out and I've been present and some of the my staff as well have been present at some of the presentations but this is I know you said that you came to support but then when you looked at the meeting last week that
seven Yes sir.
So that's why I'm to go from supporter and going through the program, and then you get to a meeting and for some reason that your mind changes at the meeting but you still would have that same knowledge that you gained during the
this knowledge. Let me be frank and you guys gotta forgive me. I came into this knowing about this industry before I was introduced to this program. Let me be clear I really understand it. So I came into it with questions that other students that I have now been aware that we have actually we consider ourselves to be a student body. And we wanted to help we've been helping each other and presenting the presenter with suggestions we found out that couple came back come back to us for free your meeting that I was on this to take a virtual Zoom meeting changed my ideas while attending this program. It was because of you and one other presenter and that's frame but I have had a chance to also see you don't know what you don't know until this present it to you. We did not know that this came with a contract such as this. And we did not get what we expect it out. I
miss Evers I don't want to I appreciate you. I just don't want to go back and forth. We have about 34 people Yeah, I'm sorry. an hour over an hour worth of public comments pretended you want to close out and I know this contract is coming before us. Our office do submit some questions in writing. So I was going to actually ask that we postpone that vote. I have not received my responses and I know they do send out a PowerPoint to kind of better explain the program based on councilmember Galloway's questions in committee. So we probably will not vote on this today. Pro Tem I'm not sure if you have anything else you want to
know that we won't have another opportunity to speak. She won't have another opportunity to speak during this session. So I wanted to just engage that quick question if you can, please reach out and allow someone to connect with you because curious to hear what changed your mindset and what your expectation is versus what reality
has and I would love to expand. I did not want to use this forum for that. So it
seems as if you could probably do send us an email or call my office as well too. I'm sure all of us would like to know what changed and what issues came about so you can email us we can make sure all of the council members get it as well.
That will not be a problem. Okay,
thank you. Member young go right ahead.
Yes, missy, but I just wanted to give I just want to give my number out as well. You call me 82244248. That's 2244248. That's 2244248. Thank you.
Thank you. All right, we can go to our virtual public comment and who do we have first?
Commodity Madam President, the first caller to hear a mod
Good morning Council. And good morning. Detroit, London. Thank you so much council for all the hard work you're doing. Those of you who have really helped us out in our housing problems. I'm still here. And my repairs still have not been done this for 13 years. Excuse me. They're playing games with me. Yeah, they'll do a little tiny bit. Then I gotta go through the winter and sleep and sleep with my coat off. Through the wind and it's been gone for 13 years. I'm being looted out of $15,000 illegal property taxes. You guys are illegally charging us taxes we don't own take take us off the tax rolls and stop requiring us to play the Hades illegal taxes. Excuse me, and stop playing with us with grant money. I repair money with seniors. Come on, man. What kind of people are you to put us all through this every time it rains. There's, excuse me a senior who does not have a roof in their kitchen water and in bands not in in buckets but in bands. I want each council person to go to their their respective members. That they will say they're representing and ask everyone who needs repairs, who have gotten repairs. When did you get it? What else do you need at least so that they can live in peace? Any protection in their own homes? I'm begging y'all help us stop ignoring us and playing games with us. You do a little bit for us and then we go another year to three years with no repairs at all. You think we're in human that's when racist thing black people they're just stronger than everybody else? No, we're not. We're human beings, and we're demanding respect.
All right. Thank you.
Next caller is Virginia park one. Yes, good morning.
Good morning. A couple of years
are we your reception is bad, we really can't hear you. So we'll pause and come right back to Virginia. One. Hopefully her reception gets better. Are you Let's go to our next caller and come right back to Virginia one.
Five, the next caller is Jerry Lewis. Hello, yes.
My name is Jerry Lewis. I would like to state that Andre spidi would like the public to know that he's very sorry for accepting a bribe. I would like the public to know that. Scott Benson should be in prison with Thank you.
Alright, our next caller please.
next caller is phone number ending in 992.
Okay, and then our if we can go back to Virginia park one after this caller? Sure. Thank you
Good morning. Can you hear me?
Yes we can. Good morning.
My name is Ken Daniels. I live on ECI eight Mar Gratiot area and I'm calling in support of the flat card for the restaurant. Color coding. System. Yes, the more you can region Residents Association and all the other community folks in his area support the new grading system because there are a lot of restaurants that don't do what they're supposed to do. And I just can't understand why. If you're in business you don't want the public to know that you're doing the right thing. I think those color coded cards will allow folks to say okay, they're in compliance. The city has been here they've looked at it. Everything is good. It's no different than what the brother was saying earlier. Malik Shabazz about they're going to the grocery stores, with the rotten meat you get the old meat, they watch it, make it look good, makes it a new meet. Wrap it up, put it back out there. This is about the citizens that the city of Detroit and they are and supported. So what I've done with that spoken with, and I think the restaurant owners should be in support of it and understand why there's a push back. If you want to do the right thing, do the right thing. So I am in full support and to focus on when he said it. I don't know about Darren so I support. Thank you very much. I appreciate your allowing me to speak.
Thank you for calling you.
next caller is Virginia port one.
Thank you again. Thank you, Madam President. Okay, so a couple of concerns. Hopefully you guys can hear me that
yes. We can.
Okay, so the first agreement with continual is to support the poverty mind that I am I work preferred jobs, lot of jobs to make sure that I maintain muscle as well as the ability to regenerate. If we excessively and continually breaks, the Gucci store. A large amount of those persons purchasing items in a Gucci store are the same ones that we're giving DTE breaks to water rate breaks to where as the onus and that other part is falling on people that are working every single day. There are jobs everywhere in this city that people are able and capable to work. When do we get tax breaks? I don't even get property tax breaks and I'm old my property for over 20 some years, almost 30 years. I don't get any breaks I don't get water breaks. I don't get DTE breaks, I don't get any breaks. But yet it's still I get to
I create opportunities for employment. That's the first thing. I'm going to need my great grandparents or community properties, which can set up a step towards everyone else coming into this area that area
can own get
grant money, continue generational wealth, one of the people that kept that area together that looks like the majority of people in that area can start having ownership can start creating, start buying. We're constantly denied anytime American pick up the phone and say I have this person coming in from out of state out of the country. Make sure they get this property that's wrong. We have a black individual Melanie individual by Sterling, and he's buying properties. Unfortunately, he's pricing him up because he has to repair and he's selling to people that don't look like this. I get it but that's support him. That's a knowledge Shawn has opposed to rock house. Yeah. Thank you Thank you.
Next caller is being him.
This morning Mr. Cunningham, you have two minutes
Good morning, honorable body and everybody at home on Facebook. I changed my my line numbers 31344491143134449114. I want to just thank the woman that came and talked about the bus service. She rides the buses, paces that I haven't seen before coming down to city council and telling you you know what's going on at the 6pm and on the weekends. I've been saying it for a long time. And honorable Council President, if someone in your office can let me know, please, when you're going to have that conversation or have the presentation of our probe we spoke at the event that will greatly be appreciated. I want to thank those that prayed yesterday. I was about it was yesterday or yeah it was yesterday in regards to my band vehicle. Is it the perfect effectual prayers of the righteous availa budget that doesn't mean perfect people. And I'm hoping I'm in the vehicle now. It doesn't seem like those problems are still happening where I was still for $600 Trying to get the oil leak to stop. And I'm not a very rich person. So it seems like things are okay and your prayers worked and I appreciate that for your brother need this week, if everybody in the sound of my voice can go to the toy department of transportation on Facebook. This Thursday there is the input meeting. That is the regular input meeting is on the 15th the Zoom information is on there. And congratulations council president on your accolades from cranes 40 under 40 or 40 Yeah, I think it's 40 under 40
Thank you Mr. Cunningham.
The next caller is phone number ending in 124.
Yes, good morning. May I be here? Yes. Good morning. Okay, hi. This is D five resident Joanne Warwick calling I am concerned about item number 17.1. I hope that is not zoned Detroit. It's not clear what that is. And I know that community outreach is not the easiest thing in the world to do. But I know the city could do a lot better at it and making sure people know what's going on because some neighborhoods are just getting basically redesigned without their input or consent or very minimally. I would also like to discuss that the first neighborhood North End neighborhood framework planning study happened on August 24. And it was very bizarre because no one opened the meeting with a mic and like introduce people and said what it was. I saw some people felt a little confused. And Mr. Tate you said you're a process guy. Well, the fair process for the people in the North end would have been to let everybody participate in a planning study first, before you hook up to developers like what was done with Vanguard Community Development Corporation and develop Detroit but at least developed Detroit has built things more in scale. But but but people going along with Vanguard and they're manufactured secretive consent no one will tell me how many support letters Sheila cockerel, the hired lobbyist went out and got after we showed five 600 People in opposition and our opposition from what I can tell wasn't even presented to city council. So it's hard to feel that the city is being honorable with the residents when we're being so purposely excluded from matters we should be able to participate in. And I hope that you will change your ways and care
All right, thank you, Miss worry.
next caller phone number ending in 299. Good morning
thank you and good morning, everyone. My name is Joyce Moore within the unified community coalition within the boundaries of Virginia Park community. I name I have asked council members to fill councilmember waters and Councilmember young please provide a letter so we know what the original boundaries are. We have not I have not received that yet. And I know that all of you have my email address number to $600 million. You say was over tax $600 million was over tax $600 million over tax to people. What did you do with the $600 million? I'd like to know you gave back $6 million dollars which was 1%. That's not enough. Tip number three. Councilmember Sheffield, you say would not be a placeholder nor would it be on a property taxes for the summer and it is the tip should become a ballot issue. Number four, number three I'm sorry, 9 million downloads for streetscape. And yet in 2024, you will be implementing a driverless car project which will cost millions of tax dollars or even if it goes to the federal government back to the state back to the city. We need three lanes in the Virginia car community. This administration is not listening to us. We have clearly said that. We've pointed out several projects and issues that we have concerns about we need to go back to at large we need it as a valid issue because of the fact that every time I've talked to any council member outside the boundaries is very territorial. And they say that they cannot address the issue. But when they go before the table, they they have to vote as a root. Therefore we need counsel back at large I yield my time. Thank you
the next caller is Vincent stereo. Good morning. Can you hear me?
Yes we can. Good morning.
Morning this has been cereal. This comment is directed towards Mr. Tate. Last week at the public hearing for the new MK T zone. Commodity Jeffrey stated that marijuana uses could be added as a text amendment to the news on last Thursday. You told me after my public comment last Thursday, that it was not going to be discussed at that time. When is it be discussed? CPC staff directed commodity to study the matter in April 2021. Until now nothing has been done. With the new zone the city is creating we're taking away my rights as a m three zone property owner to open a cannabis location. My family have been business owners paying taxes in Detroit and giving Detroiters employment for over 100 years. This is not right and I would like an answer to know when the issue is going to be taken up. I sent in signatures from over 200 Detroit centers citizens in favor of cannabis in the market. I sent him a signed letter from Eastern Market partnership with 35 board members that wants us wants it there. I feel like the ball keeps getting punted down the field and this issue is not being taken up. A couple of council members are saying that their districts are being overrun by cannabis businesses. So why not put it in the area where it actually belongs? I have been very patient been waiting for over two years to the new ordinances started for cannabis. And I'm going to miss the boat because of this. Since the new MK T zone is up for vote today that should be talked about. Please give me a solid honest answer today. Thank you. All right, thank you.
The next color is Lizabeth or ROSC Vasquez.
Hello city council members. My name is Elizabeth Orosco baskets. I am the CEO of Freedom House Detroit. I am also an immigrant from Michoacan, Mexico, who grew up in southwest Detroit, graduated from Cass Technical High School and raised my son and southwest. But today I come before you on behalf of 51 Detroit residents and asylum seekers living under our roof to ask you to support Freedom House Detroit, a 40 year old nonprofit in acquiring the 1777 Random acre property. Detroit holds a history of helping people seek asylum and humanitarian protection by helping them escape the ravages of torture and slavery. Via the Underground Railroad. Between 1850 and 1861 75,000 people fled the spouse seeking freedom in the north or Canada, many of which escaped via Detroit. Today between 120 and 145, black and brown Victims of Torture and Other seeking protection come from around the world to Detroit home for those yearning to be breathed free. Freedom House Detroit, we ask that you continue to support and uphold the true spirit of freedom by supporting Freedom House and acquiring the 1777 Rademacher property. Thank you council members, and congratulations Councilwoman Sheffield 40under40
Thank you so much.
Next color number ending in 606.
Good morning to
the chair Council and city city leaders present in the interest of time I'll be brief. Yesterday a few of us that waited over an hour got snubbed and not able to respond about ShotSpotter and I do feel it was very rude with just a few of us waiting so to the chair on yesterday. Please do better. My name is Marjorie and as a resident of the city district for I'm in full support of expanding ShotSpotter I can echo all the positive things said yesterday about ShotSpotter. But with the continued uptick in gun violence in the city, across our nation and now hearing about the gang violence in southwest Detroit. I believe any tools we can give law enforcement to use to capture these criminals. We need to provide those resources. I'm also 100% behind having a grading system for our restaurant. I think our residents deserve to know what the businesses they are patronizing are compliant with health standards. And it also appears that the ordinance is friendly to the business with respect to offering a color coded grade versus a letter grade. There should always be high standards when servicing the public, especially during these times with escalated cases of COVID Monkey pox and ecoli I would think the standards would become even more stringent. Someone also mentioned that this would hurt black and brown businesses but my position is if we're allowing black and brown businesses to not follow health and safety guidelines. Shame on us as a city and shame on the person who feels that these businesses should get a pass. No one should get a pass on operating a dirty business. And I really don't think that in their business plan put down they would be housing rodents. Thank you for your time.
Very good morning. This is Annie Zobel. Thank you. Can you can you hear me? Thank you. Thanks for the opportunity to speak to the honorable Council. I'm here in support of Freedom House Detroit's acquisition at the property at 177. North Rademacher 177 North Rademacher I just want to echo the sentiment that Miss Roscoe Vasquez the CEO, just stated about the importance of Freedom House and being one of only two full service asylum agencies in the country. You look at paperwork and were described as an emergency shelter, transitional housing, which is all true, but Freedom House is so much more than that. It brings wealth into the city of Detroit and it and it really grows the economy of Detroit through these hardworking families and individuals that that choose to come here and then build lives here. We are able to do this through a partnership this partnership with the city to acquire this building. Continue to serve families in this building and we are embarking on a major redevelopment of the building to really expand that facility that campus create a higher standard for these important new Americans. So again, my name is Annie Zobel. I am a former board member of Freedom House and volunteer and supporter and asked you to support this acquisition. Thank
you. Right Thank you.
The next caller is a to victimize study retiree. Hello, yes. Good morning.
Yes. Good morning. I have a couple issues I'd like to speak on. First of all, I'd like to thank the two council person on this whitfill Callaway for the proposed ordinance as it relates to the scooters I think we need to have some type of regulations on these scooters, especially the electric scooters, they you know, they don't run you off the sidewalk if they're old enough and they're riding something electric. They should be regulated to the bike lanes when they're available. You know and and they need regular bikes need regulation as well. Now I know we do voluntarily. I know we voluntarily register our bicycles but I think you know we got these guys with helmets on and the speed racing glasses. And you know, they're coming you know, down the road or whatever and they're going pretty fast. Those things can go pretty fast. And so now I'm an automobile vehicle operator, and I pull out and don't see them and we have an accident I want to be I want to be the one that's going to have to you know, report this insurance situation. I don't think he's going to have to report one. So I'd like to see that regulated as well. We need some type of ordinance to, you know, to regulate those guys. Maybe they can't maybe they need a speed limit to be going faster than the cars are gone. So I'd like to see that. And one other thing we had the budget coming up and everything you guys are getting fed about this budget isn't correct. I like to see you get into that ordinance and take a look because the very first thing that should happen and it should happen before next month is the mayor should present all of his, all of his departments all of his what he's going to do the money is going to cost all the programs. I don't know what they're doing, but please do your due diligence and look at that budget before it comes back.
The next caller is with
Lauren in Detroit and the residents of Detroit who have been living here for over 15 years. I want to call your attention to some very serious matters going on in Detroit City. Now, the city is awash with funds over on Newbury Street between Victoria and de the SEC. Is a calamity. And it's tragic that is happening in 2022 Detroit when Detroit is awash with so much money and the residents need relief from a whole plethora of issues. We got a myriad myriad problems here in Detroit, and what I'm watching and witnessing happening. I am no longer going to sit idly by and watch it take place. Now to the issue of ShotSpotter we axe these officers to go out every day and deal with these nuts in the city of Detroit and everybody know the city is full of nuts. Just this past weekend. I had an incident. It's all over Facebook and Instagram now I posted it on all my pages in direct relation to ShotSpotter when these police officers a call or a shots fired run they need to know where these bullets are coming from. There is no costs too much to pay for that now. Obviously Lauren county courts, Lauren courts who county put up on a scene, shots fired call but don't knowledge where the shots came from. He's no longer with us. So I want to take these last two minutes for a moment of silence
Next caller spragg Mangan?
Hi, good morning Council. My name is Greg Mangan with the Southwest Detroit Business Association. I want to speak in support of Freedom House Detroit's acquisition of the right to make your site at 1777. North Rademacher Freedom House Detroit provides valuable and unique services to the city unlike any other social service organization around they have deep roots in southwest Detroit and being at the route of microsite has deepened their connection to the social and economic vibrancy within the area. Many of the children at Freedom House Detroit attend local schools including Cesar Chavez High School, which is just across the street. Many of the residents utilize public transportation at West Werner and access services and retail along the west Werner corridor simply been at the route of Maker site. Freedom House Detroit has been able to expand their capacity and serve more individuals and families seeking humanitarian protection in the US. SCBA strong strongly supports Freedom House Detroit's acquisition of the site at 1777. North Rademacher Thank you
Next caller is summer Boxley.
Good morning. I'm calling in to ask counsel not to support color signage, outside of restaurants and other food service establishments I keep hearing people speak about grocery stores using rotten meat and other things like that. But this ordinance won't even cover those individuals who are talking about that's why we want you to amend the ordinance to ensure we are doing all that we can to solve this issue. We're asking you to use the QR code without colors associated with it. We want this code to a take patrons to the website with the latest health inspections from the city or the state and show the latest two years of inspections and then be good the health department and do it the time and resources needed to update the website and accompany resolution to encourage city to set aside funding through Detroit at work for safe serve certification. Some people say they know this ordinance is not perfect. But I believe our goal and asking you to amend this ordinance is to produce the best policy and that's what we want from our Council. Thank you. All right, thank you.
The next caller is Joe. Good morning.
I'm calling the as for the City Council to vote no on the proposed food ordinance. Thank you. Alright, thank you.
Next caller is Drew Webb. Morning, are you able to hear me?
Yes. Good morning.
All right. Good morning Council. I'm a resident in Midtown and unfortunately this past weekend was the victim of a stolen car. Thankfully, Wayne State Police and Detroit police were able to recover the car late last night. And I was informed this morning. I'm calling counsel today because hopefully none of you have experienced this issue before but when I went out with my wife to get our vehicle from the abandoned lot DPD lot on Grand River Cooper several issues that made it like being lead victimized. When we arrived there was no information at the gate so we pulled into the gate. We're yelled at to park outside of the gate. There were three stray dogs outside of the gate was directed to park in a no parking zone in with these dogs outside. The dogs eventually ended up trying to chase me which the hired security officers simply laughed about and told me that dogs were safe. Which they don't know because they told us they had called Animal Control multiple times. And with as many issues as people have had with dogs. We were also told we were going to need to come back because there was no power at the lot to process the paperwork. Because apparently there's construction going on and no one has bothered to fix it since the construction crew broke the power. So after we argued with the officer there to simply allow us to retrieve our items and get process started on our insurance claim. We were allowed to do so but it's pretty wild that while there's available parking inside the gate away from wild dogs, that I was basically treated as if I was the person who had stolen my car with extreme disrespect by DPD. So I would just like to let Council know that there is a real issue and that DPD is looking for 9 million for ShotSpotter when they can't even power the abandoned car lot to assist victims of crime. That's pretty wild. To me.
Right Thank you.
Next caller is Teresa all Freedom House Detroit. Hello,
thank you Good morning City Council and the residents who are in attendance. My name is Teresa dual as an employee of Freedom House Detroit I work within the city's District Six. I'm speaking today to wholeheartedly express my support for Freedom House Detroit's acquisition of the rod amacher site at one triple seven North Rotom ocher. Freedom House Detroit is a critical homeless service provider in Detroit an international border city we serve persons fleeing persecution from around the world. And as our CEO stated earlier, Detroit has an amazing and stellar history with being a magnet for these persons and sheltering them as needed. As a service provider located in southwest Detroit Freedom House Detroit contributes to the social and economic vibrancy of this neighborhood. And we are an incredibly unique institution across the nation, as well as the only full service provider for persons seeking and military production here in the state of Michigan and in Detroit. So again, I wholeheartedly support Freedom House Detroit's acquisition of the building. And with that, I'll turn over my time. Thank you. Great, thank you.
The next caller is Robert Pulaski.
Good morning Council.
My name is Robert Palacky and I'm a transit activist all across Metro Detroit including the city of Detroit. I represent transportation writers united as a volunteer but also community outreach manager for Wayne and Washington counties. Just to reiterate some words around Cunningham's comment earlier today regarding the DDOT virtual community input meeting. That will be happening Thursday, September 15 5pm via zoom. Just piggybacking on some of the comments Miss Joan made in person. We would love to hear your comments at the community input meeting regarding buses. Gratiot Woodward Grande River, they are very open to just taking in your comments and making those changes. So if anyone's interested in transportation, make sure you join that this Thursday. Also switching from transportation I want to call in for my support from Freedom House Detroit, the raw automakers site I think it's a really great investment for the city of Detroit and it's also giving more opportunities for people that really want to start a new life that are able to start a new life with Freedom House Detroit, so I just want to give my full support to them and I just want to wish them the best of luck but please vote yes on this. The last thing I want to make known is council president Sheffield, congratulations on your 40 under 40 class and I wish you the best and just take that moment to take it in but as always, it's a pleasure to speak and I hope to talk to you guys soon. Thank you all right, thank you.
The next caller is Miss Mack.
Good morning honorable body. Thank you for all of your hard work in the cannabis space and the funding for the for the technical assistance to the Detroit cannabis project, which is a necessary program. I'm a legacy Detroiter, a resident of District Two, a social equity applicant, and a part of the student body of Detroit Canvas project. My experience this past year has been valuable. However, it's not enough. I ask that you require performance metrics as a part of this contract. The student body has been underserved milestones have not been met. There was no individual communication or development and the window of opportunity is short for legacy Detroiters and social equity applicants to build their businesses. We have to get this right. Please require performance performance metrics that deliver results, which will deliver entrepreneurs I yield my time. Thank you all right, thank you.
Next caller show Hi, I'm
Patricia. I am not in support of the color grading food ordinance. I only support the QR code as this doesn't even cover grocery stores and the website is rarely updated. I just don't believe that this is right for the city of Detroit. And thank you for your time. Thank you
next caller is Nayla Brown.
Having me on this call today. My name is Maya Brown. I am a employee and a supporter of Freedom House Detroit and I'm calling in today to give my support of freedom health, Detroit, and the acquisition of Theravada microsite as mentioned earlier, our children in the shelter attend local schools in this area. We've been located in this area for about 40 years. We have deepened our roots in this community and would like to continue ravishing our presence here. So the acquisition of this site would greatly help us and it would help us increase our ever increasing capacity here at the throttle microsite Thank you very much for your time and again I'm calling in to show my support a freedom of speech. Right and acquisition of this building.
next caller is Richard Fleming.
Thanks for allowing me to speak. I'm in support of the contract on line 16.1 Because in Detroit cannabis project is the most beneficial component and refining our ideas and passions into a viable business model to education presentations
and camaraderie is matched by no other program we
have participated in.
Without the Detroit cannabis project. I highly doubt we have made the progress that we've made today. We have gained insight on what it takes not only to break in, but thrive in the regular market. The invaluable advice and direction given by Rebecca
to reach entrepreneurship, thank you. All right, thank you.
The next caller is Felicia Lombardi.
Morning Madam President Sheffield and board members of the Detroit City Council. My name is Alicia Lagarde and I'm a social equity in Detroit less legacy applicant. I'm pre qualified for a class D course license. I was one of many students that attended the first cohort with Detroit cannabis project. I want to express the importance of continuing this educational platform, which stands by their mission statement. I thank God for Rebecca, her team and her colleagues of color axiom, the knowledgeable accountants, cannabis attorney, Attorney Kim James, a current attorney, lawyer Award, and the special guests that spoke and presented in our cohort. These entrepreneurs took the time to share their cannabis business experiences and what not to implement in the field at no cost. Students were given information on how to align financial reporting for taxes, and presentations on how to prepare a prominent business plan. We were also given resources on how to move and phases along with homework to promote our knowledge on steps of becoming pre qualified. We are challenged at times we were challenged at times to work on and understand the changes in compliances and state regulations for free. I will act of the city council members to implement the Detroit cannabis project long term so that many will obtain comply and sustainable
medical and recreational license. Having this educational cohort in place will bring great help in well to the city of to the city and state of Michigan. Thank you for allowing me to speak
next caller is M F Hello, can you hear me?
Yes we can. Good morning.
Welcome morning. My name is RMF and I'm a resident of district three. I am in support of the contract on line item 16.1. Because of my own personal experience the DCP the Detroit cannabis project has helped me prepare helped my business prepare for legal licensing when I could not find advice on the topics that they presented elsewhere for free. How I've been able to attend free seminars that inform applicants on the do's and don'ts of entering the legal industry. For example, taxes related to tax code to LTE the first time I heard this term was that sessions with the Detroit cannabis project building location. As we all know there's a specific area where buildings can and can't be purchased in order to be licensed in the state of Michigan. I did not know about the brain cells until I was at a seminar with the Troy cannabis project investor pitching. At one of the sessions they mentioned looking out for predatory investors, which may be a no to the industry. I had no clue about. There's a lot of people who approach cannabis businesses or business owners with grand ideas of investing but knowing to look out for the red flags in bad actors or bad investors. All of these topics and more are days that I and my potential investors learned from attending sessions with the Detroit cannabis project for free. Not only that, but they provide networking for people who are not familiar with the cannabis industry. And I never would have known about any of these topics if it weren't for the programs. I would encourage maybe performance metrics so that we know how participants are progressing. Thank you so much. Thank you.
Next caller phone number in 399. Good morning.
My name is Frank Aldridge. And I'm the president of the SATA drive block club Association. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to speak on behalf of my organization to express our collective interest supporting the City Council decision to approve the proposed restaurant grading ordinance. And that's because we sincerely feel this a step in the right direction to offer an additional layer of protection that benefits the health and safety of restaurant customers. So again, thank you for allowing me to express my organization's perspective regarding the proposed restaurant grading ordinance. With hopes that it receives city council approval. Thank you.
next caller is up Roberts Court Association.
Sorry some technical difficulties. But thank you for allowing me to speak. The port town Business Association encouraging council to not adopt the color coding system as we feel that the hard work of the folks over at the health department. They do a fantastic job. We feel that the system is not broken. We have a system in place where there are two unannounced surprise inspections that are conducted at every business and it's my understanding that the rate of inspections is at 100%. So this is done. These inspections are done twice annually. unexpected surprise inspections. These inspections are made available online to the public. And there are systems in place with the health department to allow certain violations that need to be corrected immediately. Other violations where they are given time were given time to correct them less get less non critical situations where we may be given 3060 or even 90 days to correct you know so we've got a system in place that works. I think that that with with the Lafayette Coney Island. I think that's a perfect example of exactly how well the system does work. So it would be our recommendation that did not approve the color coding system. That's speaking from the Business Association, myself personally, I could but have not presented this to my membership. So I can't speak on behalf of the membership but I could personally go along with the compromises are presented with the QR codes. Thank you. Thank you
and no last caller who raised their hand before you come up on the comment is John.
Hello and good morning. My name is Deshawn Collins. Can you hear me? Yes we can. Good morning. Okay, thank you. I just want to give my support to line 16.1. I'm a pre qualified cultivation company in Detroit, thanks to Rebecca in her program. And I just wanted to say that you know her program has brought so much to me and my company for being successful in business planning. And operations. She's brought together so many people, CPA, tax advisors, financial assistance people that we're actually working with today. That's helping you know our company, build a performer and stay in legal status so we can create our business you know, this network of like individuals in my shoes bought together, you know, we support each other. And we're actually almost set up to get our second you know, class C license. So, I'm in support of line 16.1 And I've heard she's had advanced learning classes that are coming, and that will really be vital to us because, as I said, we have a facility now and we're looking to continue in this and it'll be heartbreak if we wouldn't have that support. Because in the end, you know this really does bring jobs and tax money to Detroit. You know, and a lot of us are social equity applicants, which we plan on, you know, helping in our communities, you know, with the aesthetics, bringing these jobs education about the cannabis as an alternative medication for the community. So, you know, we're talking about successful owners jobs, tax money, education, and you know, she brings this in her classes, so I give my full support of her. Thank you for the time and I appreciate it.
All right. Thank you. That will now end our general public comment. Thank you to all of the callers and those who took the time to come down to speak for public comment. Before we move to our agenda, we do have a moment of special privilege for the purposes of a presentation and I'm going to turn the floor floor over to President Pro Tim Tate.
Thank you, Madam President. Like to bring forward through you madam president, and Mr. Boise Jackson, if you can take a seat in the middle here. Boise Jackson is for those of you who don't know, he's now retired. left the city of Detroit. Now, going on to I want to say bigger and better things but more interesting things than here the city of Detroit but we had a gentleman within our fold who has worked very hard to ensure that policies that we have around procurement are updated much more aggressive than what we had before in terms of trying to ensure that we have Detroiters and minorities who are participating in the process procurement process. It just all around good guys. Well, there's one thing that makes sure you have when it comes to someone sitting in that seat. We talked about it when he had his going away down in spirit plaza that during his tenure, prior to that there was there was some controversy, but during his tenure, there's never been any conference maybe have difference of opinion on things. But in terms of controversy, never that and as an elected official. I appreciate no controversy when it comes to procurement. So with that being said, Mr. Boies Jackson, we just appreciate your commitment to the community. Your commitment to the city your commitment to city government. And doing things the right way. We are here to present you with a testimonial resolution. But know that as we've said before, you have some big shoes they folks got to feel I believe that we've got a great team that's going to make it happen and even take what you've done beyond you know, but and that's what it's all about making sure that you get a team and able to do just that and I know that we're in a much better position because you have been a part of this city government so I won't say anymore. You're gonna read the testimony resolution was says whereas after serving the city of Detroit with distinction as the city's chief procurement officer since 2013, Boise Jackson has retired and whereas Boise Jackson earned his bachelor's of business administration degree with honors from North Carolina. Fight Fayetteville excuse me State University. He also completed Grad School Programs at the University of Virginia and Carnegie Milligan Mellon University. Prior to working for the city of Detroit Mr. Jackson's career included over 30 years at General Motors Corporation where he held numerous key executive leadership positions in GMs global purchasing and supply chain and engineering and manufacturing divisions. And whereas Mr. Jackson skillfully led the administration and the City Council's procurement efforts through the dark days of the City of Detroit's bankruptcy, the largest municipal bankruptcy in the US history by assisting the city to emerge from bankruptcy. Mr. Jackson restructured the department once known as purchasing from the bottom up and formed the office of contracting and procurement and whereas also during his tenure Mr. Jackson implemented new and innovative systems such as Bidsync note of us DocuSign and Oracle Cloud, which modernize the department's operations and ultimately lead to more efficient procurement process with a quicker pay for vendors. Today. These systems also allow companies to companies doing business with the city of Detroit to receive their payments electronically versus waiting for the issuance of paper checks I'm gonna drop down because I know we've got some time challenges here today, but this is the most important part I love, therefore be resolved. That on this day, the city council hereby salutes Mr. Boise Jackson for his years of outstanding service, which is led for the lead to the betterment of the communities all the communities in the city of Detroit. In addition, the Detroit City Council wishes Mr. Boise Jackson a well deserved restful, prosperous and blissful retirement. There's an air quotes because we know you're not retired. Whatever endeavor you now choose, Mr. Jackson's legacy will long be remembered and we unanimously say as a body. Thank you. Congratulations.
We always want
to allow the individual who's being honored a chance to speak but before we do that, colleagues, is there anyone from the body who would like to provide any statements to Mr. Jackson? President?
Yeah, well, before we move to a member door Hall, I just personally want to say thank you. I've had the opportunity to work with you for the last eight years I've taken the slavery affidavit, affidavit of amendment that we did local hiring 51% And even though we always didn't see eye to eye you were just always very frank, very honest, and made sure that you know what I was trying to achieve. You worked hard to get there, but also protecting Detroit based businesses. So I just appreciate your service to the city of Detroit. I know you're not going far and looking forward to continuing to work with you in a different capacity. So thank you, Boise for all you've done for black businesses for minorities. In just making the procurement process better here in the city of Detroit we appreciate you and I no member member Doha yet go ready.
Thank you, Madam President. And good morning.
Good to see you.
I know you have no my father, my family myself for a very long time and want to say when I came in here, you made it a very welcoming place. As we talked about dealing with the budget as we talked about procurement, but most importantly I want just want to thank you for your service today. That you you have stuck with this city through some tumultuous are difficult times to help get us on the road to recovery and that is not lost upon any of us and hopefully not lost upon any of our residents here in the city of Detroit. So I just want to say thank you. We wish you well. I know we're gonna be seeing you again. So but I want you to know from the bottom of my heart, I appreciate just you know, welcoming, being welcoming, soon as I got here, and those conversations we had about our city's budget and procurement, I think are just very helpful. So thank you. Thank you, Melinda,
any other colleagues? Member waters?
Yes. Thank you, Madam President. So Mr. Jackson, as the new kid on the block, one of the New Kids on the Block, I just want to say thank you for being so open, so available, anytime that that we picked up the phone to reach out to you anytime that we had business owners throughout the city that might have been screaming about something as as relates to the process. Thank you for being available. Thank you for all that you've done. I've got to tell you. It was just refreshing to find someone so responsive, especially when you're when you're just arriving. You're trying to find your way around. So I just want to say how much that was appreciate it. Thank you so much.
Thank you, member waters. member count member Benson followed by member Callaway.
Thank you Madam President.
In Mr. Jackson, it's been an honor privilege to work with you is all the things that people have said your hard work your dedication to the residents and just the procurement process. professionalizing says the city and putting us into a place where we can make sure that we're paying people in timely fashion that we're getting bids out in a timely fashion just where we were prior to putting businesses out of business because we couldn't get people paid in a timely fashion. It was just a sea change in just your work and dedication to the city. So much appreciated. And I'm not sure if people can can realize how important your presence here has been to the city of Detroit and moving us to the next level. So it's really glad that you're here today and just really wanted to say that thank you for your time and service. Thank you Mr.
Robinson. Member Callaway Thank you Madam Chair and good morning Mr. Boise Jackson and congratulations on you know your your new journey and I hope it will be fulfilling and satisfying and gratifying. At this phase in your life and in your career. It's been a pleasure to work with you. I'll be at very short period of time working with you. But I want to thank you for your leadership and your professionalism and also your responsiveness to me as a new council. Person and elected official. You've made the transition for me very, very comfortable. And you were always willing to get out there using your term to shake those bushes looking for minority and women contractors which I am all about and will continue to be all about and I thank you again for your support. And when I joined on the city council, you were just there and you were understanding my request as a newly elected official and I wish you all the best. And thank you for that April 23 Minority Business Summit. It was amazing and I know we're going to build on that and thank you very much for your service.
Thank you member Callaway.
Alright, there's nothing additional before you proceed and Mr. Whittaker would like to say a few words.
I just had to say something on behalf of the folks who have been responsible for TT report. I had to say that Mr. Boise Jackson has been a pillar of integrity. When he says something, you can actually count on it. That hasn't always been the case. But Mr. Jackson has been a breath of fresh air, we are going to miss him. I assume that the person who will follow Him will have the same level of integrity, because we're going to be expecting to say but we really appreciate all the hard work that you've you've done in the car cooperative spirit that you've shown. We really appreciate you and your staff. So we're gonna miss you. But I know that you're going to be off doing bigger I don't know if you're going to be doing better things. But we know that you're going to be doing great things in the future because you're a great man. Thank you. Thank you
President President Pro Tem thanks all of you very much for his honor. today. I'm really humbled almost in tears. I wasn't expecting this ppreciate. Obviously, all the work over the years in the city, really I have met a lot of strong strong council members, you certainly have challenged OCP and the administration in many areas. And as I look across all of you at different times, so many of you have known a lot longer than others obviously but certainly appreciate the challenge. Wasn't a worrying about the challenges but at the same time I know at the end of the day all of you are trying to make the city a better place and is continually getting there. I am a proud. I was in New York this past weekend on a business situation. And they're about to say you from the new Detroit. That word new kind of resonated to me seriously, this was from another company and it just felt good to be from Detroit. And I just continually urge you to continue doing what you're doing, and working with the administration to make the city of Detroit a great place for all of our citizens. And and with that many of you have my contact information. No I won't be too far away. Still here. I love to try it and and we'll continue to support the citizens. So again, thank you for this honor. And yes, the OCP organization has good leadership going forward and the team is up to the challenge in whatever you are asking them to do. So I'm certainly sure that they will continue on making improvements that are needed and supporting our Detroit companies and making sure that for every dollar that we save, that's one more police officer, there's one more roll there's one more light that etc, etc, that we can do for our citizens. And that's at the end of the day. What we've got to do is continue to get the best value for our goods and services at the best cost. Okay. And I appreciate you gave me this opportunity along with administration to do that for so many years. So thank you again, President President Pro Tem and a risk Thank
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All right. Well, thank you President Pro Tem for that presentation. And again, congratulations and we thank Mr. Boise. And we're going to return back to our agenda now. Understanding committee reports for the budget Finance and Audit standing committee for the office of contracting procurement.
Madam President, there's one contract up for both today from the budget Finance and Audit standing committee is contract number 60045451 2%. City funding to provide investment consulting services for the retirement protection trust fund contractors and coal consulting, LLC. total contract amount $262,500 And this contract is for the Office of the Chief Financial Officer. Council member their home resolution line item 15.1.
Thank you, Madam President Move for approval of line item 15.1.
motion has been made for approval. Are there any objections? Hearing none, the one resolution will be approved. From the Office of the Chief Financial Officer office of the assessor
councilmember dirt Hall resolution line item 15.2.
Thank you Madam President. line item 15.2 is for the Bicentennial tax credit limited dividend Housing Association LLC. Payment in Lieu of Taxes otherwise known as pilot, the Bicentennial tax credit manager LLC has foreign Bicentennial tax credit limited dividend Housing Association LLC. Move for approval for line item 15.2.
motion has been made. Are there any objections? Hearing none, the one resolution will be approved from the office of the city clerk City Planning Commission.
Councilmember hall two resolutions line items 15.3 and 15.4.
Thank you Madam President. Lana Anna was 15.3 and 15.4. line item 15.3. is a neighborhood enterprise zone certificate application for the construction of a new 29 unit multifamily building at 503 Gordon and the Horton North End neighborhood enterprise area. line item 15.4 is a neighborhood enterprise all certificate applications for the rehabilitation of a 10 unit residential apartment building located at 68, East Willis and the Newberry Hall and neighborhood enterprise zone. I move for approval for line items 15.3 and 15.4.
motion has been made. Are there any objections? Hearing none, the two resolutions will be approved under resolutions.
Councilmember waters resolution line item 15 point that
council member waters discussion. Discussion for line item 15.5 Remember waters
madam president this we passed this before before
So you want and all the members signed on?
Okay. So this should be removed from the agenda? Yes. Okay. Motion is there a motion to do so motion motion has been made to remove line item 15.5. Hearing no objections that action will be taken. For the internal operation standing committee from the Office of contracting and procurement.
Madam President, there are two contracts up for vote today from the internal operations standing committee. First up we have contract number 6004677. Want to present city funding to provide technical assistance for Cannabis Ventures, contractors Detroit cannabis project total contract amount $300,000 And this contract is for human rights. The next contract is contract number 6004516. Want to present city funding to write lease agreement for 2000 West Lafayette Boulevard? Contract is Lafayette Boulevard properties LLC total contract amount $1,131,955 And this contract is for elections. Councilmember Johnston two resolutions land and 16.1 and 16.2.
Thank you council member Johnson.
Thank you Madam President. Move for discussion on line item 16.1.
Discussion member Johnson.
Thank you. So I know we had some questions. That so we discussed a lot during committee. And then there were some questions that were brought forward this morning. It sounds to me as though we'd like to postpone the vote for one week. On line item 16.1.
There Any other discussion?
Yes, remember Young. Thank you.
Thank you for your leadership on this member Johnson. Is there is there a reason why for postponement. Is there anything I could do to move this forward to work with you in the future? Through
the President, thank you member Yang. So we did have a robust discussion around the contract. Last week on Wednesday during iOS. There was some questions or concerns as it relates to the actual support that's being provided via this contract. And so I believe that's what many of us would like to look into, just to make sure that we're providing the support to the applicants that is needed. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
And also we our office did submit a memo with a series of questions and we have not received responses to date and so we would like to get that as well before we proceed. So motion has been made to postpone for one week. line item 16.1 Are there any objections? Hearing none, that action will be taken. Member Johnson.
Thank you, Madam President. Move for approval on line item 16.2.
motion has been made for approval. Are there any objections? Hearing none, the one resolution will be approved. From the law department.
Councilmember Johnston 21 resolutions not 16.3 216 point 23.
Thank you, Madam President. Move for approval online items 16.3 through 16 point 23. Just noting that line item 16.3 through 16 point 21 are various lawsuit settlements. And line item 16 point 22 and 16 point 23. Our request for legal representation and indemnification.
All right. Thank you. The motion has been made discussion. Member Young.
I'm sorry, madam president. I jumped the gun. I didn't need to discuss I just wanted to be what's my objection to lying on 16 point 2216 point 23 But I moved too fast.
Okay. All right. So motion has been made. Are there any objections and member young already hit your no one.
I want to I want to voice my objections and lying on 16 point 22 and 16.3.
Are there any other objections? Hearing none, the 21 resolutions will be approved. The Office of the Chief Financial Officer Office of Development and grants
council member Johnson a resolution nine and 16 point 24.
Councilmember Johnson Thank you, Madam President Move for approval. motion has been made for approval. Are there any objections? Hearing none, the resolution will be approved from the city clerk's office.
Councilmember Johnson a resolution line item 16 point 25.
Thank you madam president Move for approval. motion
has been made for approval when this is for the resolution for a charitable gaming license for petition of local circles.
Are there any objections?
Hearing none, the resolution will be approved. From the Human Resources Department classification and compensation division,
Council Member Johnson a resolution 916 point 26.
Council member Johnson.
Thank you, Madam President Move for approval.
motion has been made for approval. Are there any objections? Hearing none, the resolution will be approved. From the human resources department department and Labor Relations Division,
Council Member Johnson to Resolute resolutions, lands 16 point 27 and 16 point 28.
Thank you, Madam President Move for approval on line item 16 point 27 and 16 point 28 Noting that line item 16 point 27 is an MOU between the city of Detroit and asked me relative to the data at
the data bonuses.
right in line item 28 is the resolution for the establishment of the technology cyber in Article artificial intelligence taskforce by councilmember young motion has been made for approval. Are there any objections? Hearing none, the two resolutions will be approved by the Planning and Economic Development Standing Committee under unfinished business
council president pro tem to an ordinance noting a roll call nine 17.10
Tim Tate right this is
a move to take from the table an ordinance to amend chapter 50 of the 2019 Detroit city code zoning by repealing article 11 Special Purpose zoning districts and overlay areas. Division One SD three special development district technology and research research section 50 Dash 11 Dash 261 description section 50 Dash 11 Dash 262 Site Plan Review section 50 Dash 11 Dash 263 by right uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash 264 conditional uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash 265 intensity and dimensional standards in Section 50 Dash 11 Dash 266 other regulations and article 13 intensity and dimensional standards Division One tables of intensity and dimensional standards subdivision G Special Purpose zoning districts section 50 Dash 13 Dash 131 s d three district renewable rating and amending article 11 Special Purpose zoning districts and overlay areas division nine SD one special development district
small scale mixed use section 50 Dash 11 Dash two a one description section 50 Dash 11 Dash 202 Site Plan Review section 50 Dash 11 Dash 203 by right uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash 204 by right residential uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash 205 by right public civic and institutional uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash 206 by right retail service and commercial uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash 207 by right manufacturing and industrial uses. Section 50 Dash 11 Dash 208 by right other uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash 209 conditional uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash two Oh excuse me dash 210 conditional residential uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash 211 conditional public civic and institutional uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash 212 conditional retail service and commercial uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash 213 A conditional manufacturing and industrial uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash 214 conditional other uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash 215 General intensity and dimensional standards and section 50 Dash 11 Dash 216 accessory uses and division 10 s d two special development district MCs use section 50 Dash 11 Dash 231 description section 50 Dash 11 Dash 232 Site Plan Review section 50 Dash 11 Dash 233 by right uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash 234 by right residential uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash 235 by right public civic and institutional uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash 236 by right retail service and commercial uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash 237 by right manufacturing and industrial uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash 238 by right other uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash 239 conditional uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash 240 conditional use conditional residential uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash two for one conditional public civic and institutional uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash two for two conditional retail service and commercial uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash 243 conditional manufacturing and industrial uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash two for for conditional other uses and section in Section 50 Dash 11 Dash 245 intensity and dimensional standards and article 13 intensity and dimensional standards Division One tables of intensity and dimensional standards subdivision G Special Purpose zoning districts slash section 50 Dash 13 Dash 129 S D one district and section 50 Dash 13 Dash 130 s d two district and subdivision H general intensity and dimensional standards for special purpose zoning districts section 50 Dash 13 Dash 157 SD for district requirements, adding article 11 Special Purpose zoning districts and overlay areas division nine m a k t market and distribution districts section 50 Dash 11 Dash 201 description section 50 Dash 11 Dash 202 Site Plan Review section 50 Dash 11 Dash 203 by right uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash 204 by right residential uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash 205 by right public civic and institutional uses section 50 Dash 11 Excuse me section 50 page 11 of 3111 through 206 by right retail service and commercial uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash 207 by right manufacturing and industrial uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash 208 by right other uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash 209 conditional uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash 210 conditional residential uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash 211 conditional public civic and institutional uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash 212 conditional retail service and commercial commercial uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash 213 condition conditional manufacturing and industrial uses section 50 Dash 11 Dash two one for conditional other uses and section 50 Dash 11 Dash 215 intensity and dimensional standards. Article 12 Use regulations division three specific use standards subdivision subdivision C retail service and commercial uses. Generally, section 50 Dash 12 Dash 235 Barber or beauty shop and section 50 Dash 12 Dash 236 nail salon laid on the table June 28 2022
let's give it up. That was a lot we made it. But before we proceed from my understanding we do need to vote on 17.5 first before we vote can take action on this item. So you don't have to read it again.
But I think we need to postpone the vote on line item
All right. Yes Dr. Powers
actually you're just going to come back to it.
So yeah, just
without objection, you're going to postpone you're going to come down
to 17.5. All right, Mr. Todd, did you have anything?
You had the parliamentarian have covered it. Okay, okay.
So without objection, we'll go down to line item 17.5.
All right, this is a request from the planning department to amend the master plan of policies regarding the future general land use map of the Middle East central neighborhood area cluster four and this is regarding the rezoning of the Eastern Market. Discussion member young Thank you.
Madam President, Madam President through you to Mr. Todd. Is it appropriate if I talk about the issue involving marijuana being excluded from the MKT in this section? We'll start talking about and 17.1. Mr. Todd?
Pardon the Madam Chair. I believe through you to member Yun, I believe you referring to 17.1
Yes. Is it is it proper for me to talk about this. Now with this was 13.5 Or should I talk about and 17.1 so excuse me,
it would be more appropriate to discuss it under 13.1 as that is the actual establishment I'm sorry 17.1 Is that as the actual establishment of the MKT district 17.5 is the corresponding master plan amendment that sets the framework if you will for moving forward with the zoning.
I'll wait till the end. Thank you.
All right. All right. So colleagues line item 17.5 motion has been made for approval. Are there any objections? Hearing none, the resolution will be approved. We will go back up now to 17.10. Tim Tate has already read that into the record. So Hearing no objections
Yes, ma'am. And the motion was made to take it from the table. Okay, and make it live. Yes.
All right. Hearing no objections that action will be taken pro Tim Tate
president and move to the ordinance we place on the order of third reading and considered read
here and no objections that action will be taken pro Tim Tate
and move that the ordinance be passed as submitted. Before we do a
roll call. There was discussion. So member Yeah.
Thank you, man. Appreciate you. Through Madam President, Mr. Todd. I just want to know why exactly was the cannabis use is taken out of the MKT.
Madam president through you to Councilmember young the cannabis regulations were never made a part of the MKT. This was something that as earlier caller, during public comment did mention has was discussed at the two public hearings and other discussions of this matter that took place before the City Planning Commission. But it was never actually added in when the matter came before Council. There was some discussion but it was never added in when it was at the planning commission table. The Commission did direct staff to study the matter and it is part and parcel of the marijuana amendment that we are currently processing to be clear, it's not part of the proposed amendment. But the addressing that studying that being able to explain to the commission and subsequently dishonorable body should you elect to take it up. What that would mean is being handled as part of the marijuana amendment that we are currently processing. And if it were to be added it would require the addition of the marijuana uses to be allowed uses within the MK T and then whatever provision that would allow that to go forward would also have to be made, again, added to this current proposed amendment to the zoning ordinance for Adult Use of Marijuana.
Okay, so let me just get this straight from my understanding and clarity here. So what you're saying is that it was never part of this change that we're doing now with the MK T. You are preparing an amendment in the future to allow that after you have your study and your discussion for you to have this discussion about including this in the MK T in the future, but that's going to be separate apart. From this discussion. So this so it wouldn't be like appropriate for me to offer an amendment now to include this into this into this Katie's zoning change because you're gonna have a discussion about this at a later set date. Right? This isn't the last time we're gonna have this discussion what you're telling me right.
In, in essence, yes, what we're saying is that rather than take the matter up within the context of Eastern markets, specifically, the decision, de facto, if you will, from Planning Commission, and I believe this honorable body was to take it up within the context of adult use marijuana. So when we come for continued public hearing on that matter, it will be up to the commission if they would like to discuss it and take the matter up. When the matter comes before you it would at that time, it will be up to this honorable body to consider it at that time as well.
Okay, so you're saying you don't want to take this up in this in the Eastern Market conversation? Because you would rather have the conversation with the city as a whole me personally, I mean, you know, it doesn't matter Eastern market as a whole. You know, I think that we should have marijuana in Eastern Market. I think I've been very clear about that. But I just want to make sure I get for your understanding what you're saying to me, and telling me not to fret. We're going to have an opportunity to actually discuss this and put this all together. This isn't the last time they had this discussion. That's, that's really what I want to get to the core to through the Chair. Yes, that is I just think that we could have marijuana facilities in the neighborhoods. I also think that we can have them downtown and I also think we had them used to market specialty to market to farmers market. Marijuana is a plant that something like Jack, so that's agriculture. So I think those two things would go coincide together. So I'm really looking forward to having this discussion later on. Thank you, Mr. Todd, I appreciate you Thank you, Madam President.
Thank you remember? Yeah,
yes, no. Yeah, just not to add on anything to that. I know. Mr. Todd, there was a postponed meeting and it says we're now talking about counting myths and zoning. There was a postponed CPC meeting that was to take place last week, but it's being rescheduled. Can you announce to the public when that rescheduled meeting will be taking place please?
Certainly. Through the chair to the president pro tem. The item as you indicated was to have been taken up at 645 During last Thursday's scheduled City Planning Commission meeting but unfortunately, we were not able to achieve quorum and the meeting had to be canceled. We have been able to reschedule the items that were to appear on that agenda for a special meeting of September of Thursday, September 29. This particular item has been scheduled for a 730 public hearing the last item on the agenda and notices are going out today and tomorrow in that regard. So again, the matter is being re noticed for continued public hearing at that time. September Thursday, September 29 at 7:30pm.
Thank you, Mr. tanam.
will work to get that information out but I know there's been a lot of interest as we heard today in that area.
Thank you. All right. Thank you pro tem T Thank you remember young, there being a roll call required with the clerk please call the roll.
Councilmember Santiago Romero? Yes. Council President Pro Tem T Yes. Councilmember waters? Yes. Councilmember Whitfield Callaway. Yes. Councilmember young? Yes. Council President Sheffield. Yes. Councilmember. Jensen? Yes. Councilmember Dara Hall? Yes. Council member Johnson? Yes. Nine yeas, zero nays.
The ordinance is approved. Pro Tem tape.
president I move that the ordinance be confirmed.
Hearing no objections. That action will be taken. Actually, it
was the title that was to be confirmed.
I move that the title of the ordinance be confirmed. You're
Hearing no objections.
Thank you. action will be taken under unfinished business
council president pro tem Tate and ordinance noting a roll call line item 17.2.
the President I moved to take from the table an ordinance to amend chapter 50 of the 2019 Detroit city code zoning by amending article 17 zoning district maps section 50 Dash 17 Dash five district map number four section 50 Dash 17 Dash 13 district map number 12 In section 50 Dash 17 Dash 14 district map number 13 to revise the zoning classifications for certain properties generally bounded by Forest Avenue to the north. Joseph Campbell Street to the east Gratiot Avenue to the south and I 75 Chrysler freeway to the west from a combination of the our two two family residential district. Our three low density residential district before general business district, the six general services to district M three general industrial district and M for intensive industrial district zoning classifications to a combination of the MK T market and distribution district. SD one special development district small scale mixed use and SD two special development district mixed use zoning classifications laid on the table June 28 2022.
Hearing no objections that action will be taken potentate
or President moved that the ordinance be placed on the order of third reading and considered read.
Hearing no objections that action will be taken potentate.
I move that the ordinance be passed as submitted. There being a roll call required
with the clerk please call the roll. Council President
Pro Tem Tate Yes.
Councilmember waters? Yes.
Councilmember Whitfield. Caraway? Yes. Councilmember young? Yes. Council President Sheffield. Yes. Councilmember Jensen. Yes. Councilmember Hall? Yes. Councilmember Johnston? Yes. Councilmember Santiago Romero? Yes. Nine yeas, zero nays.
The ordinance is approved. Pro Tem Tate.
Madam President, I move that the ordinance be moved that the title of the ordinance be confirmed.
Hearing no objections that action will be taken on precedent. Yes, prototype request a
waiver on line items 17.1 17.2 and 17.5. Please,
motion has been made for a waiver. Are there any objections? Hearing none, that action will be taken. From the office of contracting and procurement.
Madam President, there's one contract up for both today from the Planning and Economic Development Standing Committee. It is contract number 6004589. amended 100%. ARPA funding neighborhood investments to to provide adult high school program administration services and fiscal oversight as well as program coordination for instruction and career coaching services. Contracts is Detroit Employment Solutions Corp, total contract amount $3,467,988 And this contract is for housing and revitalization. Council President books on tape resolution line item 17.3.
President Pro Tem tape
President Move approval not item 17.3.
motion has been made for approval. Are there any objections? Hearing none the one resolution will be approved from the City Planning Commission.
Council President Pro Tem Tate one resolution line item 17.4. Knowing that line item 17.5 is already been voted on.
Pro Tem State
President Move approval line item 17.4 Please
motion has been made for approval. Are there any objections? Hearing none, the one resolution will be approved from the housing and revitalization department.
Council President rule 25 resolutions line item 17.6 To 17 point 10.
President Pro Tem Tate
and President move approval of line items 17.6 through 17.2.
motion has been made for approval. Are there any objections? Hearing none the five resolutions will be approved. From the planning and development department,
council president pro 2010 resolutions line and 17 point 11 to 17. Point 20.
President Pro Tem Tate
president if we could take up line item 17 point 14 Please.
line item 17. Point 14. Yes. Okay. Pro template.
There was a request for line item 17. Point 14 did have an opportunity to speak with Mr. Benson and his team and they indicated that there was some concerns in the district. So we'd like to if my colleagues have no issue with it. A send this item back to PD to allow for additional conversation.
All right motion has been made to send line item 17 point 14 back to committee. Hearing no objections that action will be taken. Pro Tem tape
Move approval line on 17 point 11. Well, Mr. Clerk, what was the last number
point 20 minus line item 17 point 14 that we've already voted on.
All right motion has been made and these are various property sales also authorizing a sign and PR zoning district at 200 Atwater motion has been made for approval. Hearing no objection,
My apologies if I may through you to President Pro Tem. President Pro Tem was that my line item 17.14 or 194. Member Benson.
Mr. Todd I guess Yeah, Mr. Best member Benson here but we have 14 here on our agenda. In terms of the communication to his office.
to yourself to Mr. Todd that was it was the the East six mile properties.
My apologies. Following up on an earlier inquiry just wanted to be sure. Thank you. Thank you, Mr. Todd. No problem.
Thank you, Mr. Tab. All right. motion has been made Hearing no objections those resolutions will be approved. Madam President. Yes Member Santiago Romero. Thank you.
I would like to request a waiver for line item 17 point 18. This is the land sale for Freedom House and just want to give a huge thank you and congratulations to the seal. Is it a little school and Julie Snyder who worked so hard on this issue and making sure that it was resolved and request a waiver
motion has been made. Are there any objections? Hearing none, that action will be taken
when a president quits a waiver Lam 17 point 12
motion has been made for a waiver in line item 17 point 12. This is a property sale ie Seven Mile Road. Are there any objections? Hearing none that action will be taken by the President. Yes, I remember Doha
was waiting on a line item 17 point 1217 point 15 and 17 point 16 and 17 points 17.
motion has been made. Mr. Clark, did you get all of the line items? Yes. We want to repeat those one more time and better. Ha pardon me. I
believe 12 was already correct. So that will be 17 point 1317 17 point 1317 point 1517 point 16 and 17 point 70.
All right motion has been made. Are there any objections?
that action will be taken under unfinished business.
Councilmember Benson and ordinance noting a roll call not 18.1 noting that this item was postponed from last week's
formal session. Councilmember Benson
taking the table and chapter 19 to 2019 which by city co food Article Two city license for food service establishments and vending machines division to food service establishment by adding subdivision C grading to include section 19 tech to tech 51 purpose section 19 tech to tech 52 definitions section 19 tech to tech 53 contents of public information signs and section 19 tech to integrity for posting requirements period of validity removal prohibited to require the posting of the results and the most recent inspection and evaluation of licensed food service establishments by the Detroit Health Department laid on the table July 12 2022.
Hearing no objections. That action will be taken councilmember Benson discussion discussion at this point.
Thank you and I know that we've been working on this for quite some time. But I just want to make it very clear. This ordinance is not about Councilman Benson. It's about the people. So at this table, we fight for people due to low income, we fight for people to disabilities. We fight for the most vulnerable residents in the city of Detroit. And those same residents that we fight for this table they also eat at restaurants and provide for those families at those same restaurants. And so when we talk about the purpose of this ordinance, this is about transparency, education, and public health. Make it very clear transparency, education, and public health. When we talk about transparency, we also need to talk about access to information and education. And so I know there has been some concerns with the color scheme and I want to remind everybody that the color scheme was a compromise on letter grade or number gray color scheme was a direct result of conversations with the Michigan restaurant Lodging Association. They said you know what we don't like the color scheme. We don't like the letter grade or the number Gray. The color scheme is much better. We'll go with that. Okay, so we wrote that into the ordinance. In the meantime, we've added a number of sweeteners to ensure that we are supporting our small businesses within the city of Detroit. So as my colleague member waters as you know, one of the orders has a pilot portion. You would have started in initially January 23 January 2023. Sales push that back at the behest of the Health Department. Just push it back to may one Oh 2023 to give us more time to implement the ordinance number waters suggested How about we push this back to October one or 2023 that would give a full year for restaurants and less complex facilities such as coffee shops to have to one inspection so they can get themselves if they're having trouble. They can get the information they need and the education they need from the health department to get to a green pack. It also taught we also talked about the need for additional resources. So went to Detroit at work and asked for surf safe train, recharge something that costs the restaurants a not a significant amount of money. But when you're doing it three or four times those numbers add up. So let's support our small businesses by ensuring that a health code mandate state law mandate can be paid for the betrayed at work. And let's make sure that we're focusing on putting people at least $15 an hour when we put them in the restaurant industry. The Detroit Health Department committed to doing training anywhere will come to your restaurant will go to Community Center to make sure that you have the information you need to implement this ordinance and to make sure that you're providing safe handling of food and that we can keep you out of green plaque. It was stated today that the incident at Lafayette Coney Island, they would have had a green placard not true. And I hope the health department will speak to that we've seen in 2016 Hepatitis A outbreak killed 30 people in the state of Michigan we saw Popeyes chicken in 2018. serving food with rat Roach fly infestations to our residents in 2021 You saw Church's chicken selling knowingly sell rotten outdated me frying it up and selling it to our restaurant our residents in the city of Detroit in the year 2022. We have an E coli outbreak. And when these restaurants which hit the city of Detroit, people infected here in the year 2022. Again, we have a rodent infestation. at Lafayette Coney Island selling food
inspectors go in after they there's a complaint and a suspect and say how do you plan to correct the restaurant tour says we'll shut down to correct this problem. Okay, that's an acceptable correction process. Then hours later, though, they said you know what we want to make that money we're going to reopen and continue selling food despite the fact that we have a rodent infestation, despite the fact that we have rodent feces throughout the kitchen and preparation area. Despite the fact that it means that you now have rodent feces rodent hair and wrote urine in your food. We're going to continue to sell food because we want to make sure that we can make money. It's something that Baba and I keep along village Maurice Cofield said if you prioritize our health, you will get your wealth. If you prioritize our health, you will get your will. So when you look at the conversations and I know my colleagues have said, well, Councilman, I would like for you all to come to some type of compromise here. I said, Yeah, I agree. The first compromise was done when we said you know what, we'll move to
a, a color coded
color scheme versus the grades that you don't like versus a number system that you don't like. But the color code is a restaurant grading Koreans. That's, that's the crux of it. That's what educates people. So, if you look at studies, and what I will do is go to the Study provided by the MIT the Metro Detroit Black Business Alliance. Their first concern was that bees don't hurt us only help with put up with flu outbreaks with some foodborne illnesses. I disagree with that. There are other studies that say so that's fine. But when you talk about education, public health and transparency, their study says, quote, following inspection. grades are posted immediately to restaurants Flint door window and generally remain in effect until the next inspection takes place by providing understandable color scheme by providing understandable colors game reports at the point of service the program is consistent with the best practices for public quality reporting. The program is consistent with the best practices for public quality reporting. This is transparency and its education. Recent evidence suggests that New York City residents are well aware of the program and consider letter grades when choosing read a restaurant. Data also indicate that sanitation violations have decreased markedly since the start of the program, transparency, education and public health all critical. Now, the suggestion and compromise would be why not just post a QR code on seems reasonable enough until you actually dive a little deeper. So QR Code requires you to have number one data on your phone. Number two, a phone that can read a QR code and we talk about QR codes my office we use them all the time but we don't use them for all of our residents. We know the shortcomings. We know that our seniors typically do not have access to those QR codes just based on the technology others do and we use it all the time and it works for them. That's fine. We have one segment that we just said no, we're not going to give you that data. Another serious concern 47% of Detroiters are functionally illiterate not as debt not a stepping on prouder, but a real step and less. What is functionally illiterate mean. You cannot read a prescription you cannot fill out forms. You can go to Popeyes in order a three piece chicken you can read the stop sign your functional. But when it comes to more complex documentation with a QR code will give you reading of a restaurant inspection report. You are not able to do that. So now not only have we wiped out our senior citizen population from the ability to use this bit of information, we've also wiped out 47% Nearly half the population of Detroit would not be able to utilize this. So in all reality you do not want transparency. You do not want education, and you certainly don't want accountability. So that's why I do not support the QR code only. And going back to that report. It talks about understandable reports at the point of service. Understandable. The color scheme makes it understandable green, you have no priority priority foundational problems. No gigs. white, yellow, and red. It makes it easy. This council this year in March of this year, approved a budget that would increase the health department by $200,000 annually to hire two and a half more inspectors. The half FTE will be will be very instrumental in the education component and ensuring that the restaurant as well as the public understand that program. In this ordinance, the placards already contain a QR code. So if you support the QR code you should support this ordinance is already there. But it also comes with the understandable, easily understandable information that we need as well. I also like to ask the health department is will Detroit at work to just answer any questions and the first question is can the health department handle this ordinance can implement Can I do the proper inspections as needed?
Madam Chair through yourself to member Benson we do have online to represent this item Scott Livington from the health department are Thompson from do it. Nicole shirt Freeman, Exec of Detroit at work DSC and Dana Williams Detroit at work. Thank you, Nick culture are Freeman. Thank you. Okay, thank you.
I'm moving them up now. Up Madam President. Good morning.
Remember Benson do have a direct question. So we have individuals joining us. Yes.
Thank you. Going to Mr. Whittington. So number one heard that there's an issue with people being concerned that the health department would not inspect equally, the health department would find ways to unequally or unfairly inspect black businesses and black restaurant tours versus other restaurant tours. How would you respond to that? How's the health department respond? How do they inspect to ensure that we're not targeting any one group or individual unfairly?
Can you hear me? Yes we can.
Okay my I got an alert that it couldn't find a microphone so I wanted to make sure through the chair. We so our inspections are based on the Michigan food law and the FDA 2009 Michigan modified food code that's adopted by reference as part of the Michigan food law. So the standards are the same regardless of who owns the restaurant, whether it's large or small. My inspectors are trained by through the FDA standardization training process and have an F by our standardized trainers. who are trained by M Dart and FDA 202 with a goal of achieving as close to uniformity in the between our inspectors as possible. And we have supervisors who review and do quality assurance on the inspections with a goal of making sure the inspections are accurate and achieving that level of standardization.
Okay, are your inspectors able to handle and carry out this ordinance?
I am confident my inspectors will be able to handle it
will give you a level of competence
based on my experience with my inspectors and the supervisors and standardized trainers who work with them.
Okay. And for Mr. Thompson represents do it there was a concern about the ability to and we'll just the availability of the restaurant inspections, the health department inspections what's the status of that?
Good afternoon and through the chair. So we were able to actually a an error was brought to our attention on our open data portal. We were able to get that resolved very rapidly within 24 hours. So we are still working towards automating the process but we are very confident and the ability between us and the health department to pass that data in between our organizations and make sure that we get that rapidly turned around and posted so that it is publicly available.
Okay. So that information is up now. Yes, sir. How far back do those inspections go?
We have up until August of this year already posted.
When do you plan to get go further
back into the inspection process. So we August going so August moving forward August will be in the reverse which
in the reverse? So we have the historical through August of this year already posted on the open data portal.
Okay, and so when can we get to the most recent inspections being available?
So right now we're looking at pulling in monthly data from that and of course, Mr. Whittington if I'm incorrect, feel free feel feel free to correct me sorry. But so each month, we're going to make sure that we're only 30 days behind as we look towards automating that and increasing that rapid kind of just data that we're getting. So right now we're just looking at being a month behind so next month come October, we will have September already posted hopefully by the seventh of the month. Okay, now
there was a conversation regarding going being able to post within 24 hours.
Yes sir. So we are exploring automation we we have automation for several datasets. This is one of the ones that we are trying to get in automation. So I have the team diving in fully to this and within the next 90 days. We are hoping to have that sorted out in place. Definitely before this goes into place, but in the next 90 days, we're really trying to hammer that down.
Okay, thank you so we're looking to have a within 24 hour posting reports within 90 days.
Yes, sir. Based on the health inspections, you're correct, sir.
Okay, then to Miss sharar Freeman. There's a conversation regarding the resources being brought to bear for ServSafe Can you speak to that?
I can through the chair to remember Benson. So we have I have directed the Detroit at work career system to set aside to start funding for 100 seats through 100 seeds for the ServSafe certification. What we are working through this past week and we'll continue to work through is the right allocation of those seeds. How many of those seeds should be for managers, how many of our staff and we are confident that we will have funding, public funding for sure and private funding potentially for another up to 400 seats but what we'd like to do is design this pilot with input from the Michigan restaurant Lodging Association. More importantly, or as importantly, input from our small business restaurants in the city of Detroit so that we design a service on a product that fits what they need and fits what our partners at the health department do. So that design is underway. And we've got we're proposing 25 seats in the pilot from that 100 seats that we've already set aside and that's because you should keep class size at about 25 just for the experience of the participant and that will let us learn from and then get better for the next one.
Okay, and then just back to Mr. Willington Coney Island, what would their placard look like?
So through the chair to Councilmember bench and the ordinance, the during routine inspections the green or the white placard would be handed out by the Inspector. So the last routine inspection for Lafayette Coney Island was in May, we had complaint inspections that are the the subject of the news stories. So at that, at that inspection may it looks like a white placard would have made sense based on that inspection. The complaints can do not trigger either a white or a green or a green placard. But they could trigger the the enforcement by the Health Department including the red placard which is decided on by the health officer.
Okay, just want to make it clear that there would have been white Secretary as well. I know my colleagues may have some questions regarding.
Thank you, member Doha.
Thank you, Madam President. So I'm going to ask him a few questions if I can while we have them online and then make a very quick statement. How many just please repeat to me how many inspectors do we have in a department?
Not counting the supervisors we have 10 inspection inspectors doing food inspections. We have are in the process of hiring to fill to fill vacancies which would bring us to the 15 inspectors and then the additional two that Councilmember Benson mentioned would bring us to 17 food inspectors.
How many restaurants are there food establishments in the city of Detroit
approximately 1700 fixed establishments that does not include food trucks, or temporary food establishments like at a festival.
So I'm no mathematician, but we're looking at about 170 establishments per person to inspect in 12 months 30 days out of the year at problem that 30 days. Assuming they work Monday through Friday, is that correct?
Yes, they work 40 hours a week
through the chair. Okay. Do we have any food establishments that have not been inspected? Maybe just they've gone without inspections for one to two years
due to the pandemic, there are establishments that have been essentially are still temporarily closed. So those the inspectors document that their facility is still closed. For example, quite a few of the establishments in the Renaissance Center food court are still temporarily closed because the number of people working in the red sand is quite low. But we do stay on top of the ones that are temporarily not operating to make sure that that when they do reopen that we get get inspections got to complete it.
So we do have establishments that have not been inspected. Or overdue for inspections right now. Sounds like we're struggling with workforce. Let me ask you how many workers food workers are there in the city of Detroit? Do we have any data on that? While I applaud Detroit at work and in them stepping up to the plate to ensure that we had an educational component possibly when we talk about 100 I'm pretty sure we've got more than 100 people working here in the city of Detroit who may benefit from the educational component?
Yes through the chair to clarify the facilities that are operating we're staying on tack on track with the inspections but I was referencing that there are places that are still temporarily closed, that we can't inspect them if they're not operating. In terms of number of food service workers in the city. My best numbers actually would be that or that I have are on the Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association's website. I'd have to double check them but it is a fairly large number of food service workers in the city of Detroit. The management certification is something that state law requires every licensed food service establishment to have at least one certified manager who has completed and antsy nna certified food safety management certification course. And then that those certified managers are responsible for ensuring employees are properly trained and supervised.
So my point to this question is is this relative to this ordinance? I'm not into putting a BandAid on a broken leg. Bandaid cannot fix a broken leg. We are broken structurally, from what I'm hearing, relative to resources that we need for inspectors relative to the educational component that we need to train our workers relative to even getting back up to par because we had two years of COVID where some restaurants operated they were somewhere inspectors, some were not and some are just opening back up getting back on their feet. I am not making excuses. I think it is important. Very important to have our residents be protected and to be safe at the places that they die in the places that they eat. But I'm concerned again about just the entire structure and not just trying to do a quick fix. We talk about the literacy rate you know, I keep hearing that and as something irritates me is a little bit to be frank. We talk about 47% of our Detroiters are illiterate. So let's just throw some colors on the restaurant. No, that's not the educational component that we need. Maybe we need to address and put funding towards to get more Detroiters literate so they're not quote unquote functionally literate, since we throw that percentage around. The second thing about it is a QR code which we've all missed speaking about. We gave an opportunity for this to come back would allow for that component. You can look at a color but a color doesn't tell you what the exact infraction is. So the most important component or educational component so residents know what are the violations of a particular restaurant. Go to. It's the QR code. It takes you directly to the website which allows you to see where this infraction is. So I don't understand why we draw a line in the sand on the placard. Again, I don't want to make excuses for that. I want to develop something that works and if we're going to invest in this, you know, let's start from the ground up there. Was something I recommended for a voluntary placard. Meaning that if you are a high restaurant that's before me, you are able to get a voluntary placard and put the green up I think that's the color if you're you know you have no violations at all. And when residents See that green placard they'll know that that person that that establishment is performing high they voluntarily put that up. And if they see other restaurants, they say well, they may have some issues or not. But I think that this is something that needs to be worked through. Which is which is my point. I think it needs more time. To be able to look at what is actually broken and to develop that component. Last but not least, I will say again, the education piece for our workers is something that concerns me. Somebody could get a particular color because we may have one of our say we have one of our inspectors come in the restaurant. They see somebody dropped before maybe a server dropped before pick it up and then continue to serve somebody it could be something as simple as that. And now we've got a color on the outside of this building. Based off of the actions of one
if we talk about creating something, you know, let's ensure that we are thinking about all of those nuances, as well. So I cannot support this ordinance in the form that is it is in today. That does not mean that I do not support food safety. But I think that we need to take a comprehensive look on how we do that. I have more faith in Detroiters. I know senior citizens that use Facebook Instagram I'm not going to use that as an excuse. They use it better than I do. I know senior citizens that know how to use QR codes. And so I just think we need to we need to take that deeper look and therefore I can't support this ordinance in the form that is it is it I did say that I would support something if something was proposed relative to a QR code, which I believe again, gives the exact reason for an infraction and still provides the transparency necessary for the public. Thank you Madam President.
Thank you member Doha member Johnson.
Thank you, Madam President. So when I look at the ordinance, I think the the genesis of the information, whether it's a color placard or QR code is really focused on the work that the health department does. And I think the the most important thing is really to educate our community on what the health department's inspection report says and what the processes are. So Mr. Whitney, Mr. Whittington Can you talk a little bit about how often restaurants are inspected? I know we had a conversation this morning that talked about if a restaurant is not in compliance, after so many inspections, consecutive inspections that the health department can take a different action. So can you share more about that because my focus is really on the health department and what we are doing because I really like to get to the point where Lafayette had a voluntary closure, as opposed to the Health Department actually shutting them down based on their inspection reports.
Yes, Council Member through the chair. Our inspections are know how often a routine inspection is done is based on the complexity of the facility. Which is related to the risk level. So a simple operation like a typical simple start a coffee shop would be inspected once per year, a full service or complex establishment, such as much of the many of the restaurants downtown ethnic food, restaurants, and so on are inspected twice a year. And then there's the FDA guidance as to how to assign the complexity level to different restaurants. Those are the routine inspections which the from my understanding of the ordinance the white and green placards would be the ones that come directly from as a result of a routine inspection. We also do complaint investigations and foodborne illness investigations. And those can lead to enforcement, which is where the yellow or the red placards in the ordinance come from the now so we so the routine inspections as a Senator Dodd either every six months or every 12 months, but if we receive complaints regarding a restaurant that relate to food safety, we initiate those we do those investigations within five days and usually within 24, one to two business days. And they and the those inspections address the issues related to the complaint or in the case of a foodborne illness issues that are potentially contributory to the to the illness that's
Enforcement comes as a result of follow our enforcement policy, which typically is the same serious violation priority or priority foundation violation three times in a row or failure to correct the violation in a timely basis. And then the red placard is really is a decision by the health officer to issue a closure order based on the severity or as a part of the the the enforcement process and failure to get correction as a result.
Thank you, Madam President. And so when we spoke you indicated that three routine three consecutive routine inspections that are not in compliance, or presumably if they've had, if they're dealing with the same challenges within this particular establishment, that would be grounds for what exactly?
So for example, if a restaurant had no cross contamination where raw meat was stored above ready to eat foods, three routine inspections in a row they corrected it each time African has either during the inspection in most cases, or as as part of a follow up depending on the details, but at the same violation is cited three times in a row, then that would trigger our enforcement policy, which involves the supervisor and the inspector discussing the violations. And then we have a series of steps in our enforcement policy that are then no bigger than that also can be triggered if they fail to correct the violation within 30 days, not for a priority or priority foundation violation.
Thank you and what actually prompts you to do an auxilary inspection?
through the chair, we don't use the term auxilary inspection but I think complaint investigations or foodborne illness investigations would fall into the would I think meet the what you're talking about a anytime the public files a complaint with us, which they can do through our website, through a phone call, uncommonly but occasionally through email, and sometimes through forwarding through social media through the health department's social media sites. We then send that complaint right off that complaint, send it to the inspector, who, as I said, they're required to do the complaint investigation within five days, five calendar days, but they typically do it within one to two business days. And that inspection is then focused on the issues that were in the complaint.
Okay, thank you. So I was using the terminology that's actually on the website. Specifically right now looking at Lafayette inspection reports and noting that there is it says an auxilary inspection, which is green which means that it was compliant but if I looked at the routine inspections, there are three consecutive routine inspections that are there, and the most recent one is May 6 of 2022. So I would like to understand how Lafayette was allowed to voluntarily closed their establishment and that the health department did not close the establishment because of the three consecutive routine inspections that we're not in compliance.
Okay, the I did look at the auxilary inspection. Looks like it was a no it looks like it was in relation to a complaint and I have to talk to the inspector why they chose auxiliary inspection. That might have been a case of them selecting the wrong inspection type on the inspection software. But that was a complaint for cockroaches and the inspector did not find any cockroaches or evidence of them during the complaint investigation. And that was that was a year ago.
So I do note that Thank you, madam president for your patience. So I'm really trying to still get to the point of why the health department had not shut them down. Because I still see three consecutive routine inspections that have a red X, which I believe means that they were not in compliance. So for me, essentially my line of questioning focuses on the health department's capacity, the health department's processes and your just your standard procedures. That says to me as a patron do I trust this? Do is this process enough for me to say I'm going into this establishment believing that they are actually preparing food properly, or has the Health Department said okay,
public, you need to be aware of this, because this is what's in the inspection report. I will again say that a placard of any color does not define what's in this inspection report. And that's really what I'd like to see the public educated on what's in the inspection report that then I believe builds trust to down the road. Introduce a placard, a QR code, a color if you will. But for me, there has to be greater education around what the health department specifically does when inspecting restaurants, and then we can I think, in the future, talk about maybe adding some additional opportunities for greater education to make sure that we can educate our entire public so that that is all from me. Thank you, Madam President. Just one
just one quick question. I just want to ask, there was some talk about restaurants that have been struggling, especially since COVID 19. Are there any funding to assist those struggling restaurants, any type of grant opportunities
if I might through the chair
did I get recognized by the chair?
Can you hear me? Yes, the floor is yours.
Oh, thank you. So two member waters through the chair. The most recent massive program was the restaurant revitalization fund, which was earlier this year. My years are conflating so don't hold me to that. But I can get you more specific numbers we did door to door I'm sorry, restaurant to restaurant outreach, through the district business liaisons and at the time apparatus through Detroit means business and reached about 3000 restaurants. Only 74 of those restaurants knew about the restaurant revitalization fund. So we were glad to have told the other 2000 and some odd uptake though, wasn't what we want. And so we focus on, we're focusing more on technical assistance so that our restaurants and other small businesses are more equipped to apply for the complexities of federal funding, or state funding.
Thank you. Yes,
I'm through the chair. The health department works with Detroit means business and the Detroit economic growth corporations, as well as Miss shard Freeman's organization. We, when we have restaurants that are struggling, we do make them aware of the resources that we're aware of through those organizations. Of course, if it's struggling with understanding of the food law, than food code, then of course we give that coaching directly.
Thank you. Any additional comments, questions move, potentate.
Thank you, Madam President. So I want to first again I know probably didn't mean much if they still have vote, but really wanted to thank Mr. Benson for moving this particular item and creating a conversation an avenue for discourse where we can hopefully get to the point where all parties agreed but right now it seems like there is at least a major disagreements when it comes to the placards. And you know, as I stated before I support the ordinance, but also support our small businesses and when they have a true fear and I have been a champion of small businesses for a number of years got to district one business Small Business Initiative discovered the one I'm looking at here the second annual publication that I came out with in my office actually called D one discount days at that time, this is all the way back in 2015. And we've continued that outreach and engagement. And in speaking with the business owners, they want to see the same thing we want to see as well. They want to make sure that you know they are showing themselves to be as pristine and clean as they can possibly be and also want the bad actors to be exposed as well. But he just want to make sure that they're not caught up in the midst of any confusion. We've heard the challenges that they've had regarding the health department. I don't know I don't wholly agree with with it all. But always have to keep an open mind and understand that these business owners are not just some random individuals that you know, swoop into the city of Detroit. Many of them are neighbors, they live in our community. They live down the block. Some of them are us, not necessarily on this council, but they're Detroiters. So we got to me, we've got to make sure that we we have a strong ear to the concern. And some of the proposed alternatives just aren't satisfiable on both sides. It appears as it relates again to the placard. So, based on you know, my conversations with the business community, small business community, specifically in district one, I will not be able to support this ordinance in his current forum but certainly look to additional conversation as we are hopefully moving forward and not just abandoning this, this effort today because I think it is definitely a well worthy effort. And I think we are very close it sounds like just based on the conversations but based on the current form that it sits today, I will not be able to support it. Thank you.
Thank you. Thank you potentate. Any additional comments. Yes, member young and then we're going to close debate and proceed.
Thank you, Madam President. Through you a member Benson I mean, this all really just comes down to a color placard. And I mean, I just personally think he's just for us. I just really think I just want to give you more time to go with the business community and try to help this one out. Because I think you're right there. You're on the precipice. You're saying you're, you're like at the gate. It's just this issue. And it's just so unfortunate because I want clean food and I believe in clean food and Lord knows I've had my experiences with wasn't so clean. Um, but I don't want to hurt small businesses either. And so I just think that this is something that we should at least I think try to negotiate some sort of deal we don't have we don't have to walk to the death march right now. I mean, can we just at least give this just another week, some time to breathe some time for people to talk to each other? Give this one more, you know, college try before we vote on this. I just think that'd be better. Because clearly, we're not with a consensus here. And so I mean, you've worked for a long time on this. I know you've worked for a very long time on this. And I don't want to be that guy that comes in and blows up what you did. So let's just take a week, left, let this brief. You know, if you gotta lock yourself in the room, the business community and your hands on the wall, see what comes out. And after that, we'll take the final vote. It is what it is.
Thank you remember. Yeah, remember Vincent?
I hear the wisdom of my colleagues. And so with that member Yang motion to postpone the vote. So
there has been a motion to postpone the vote for a week. Any discussion yes, member Dora.
Thank you, Madam President. I mean, so So here's the thing. We've postponed this vote last week for one week. Based off of the discussion, it seems like again, the line in the sand is this placard and I don't see a reason to postpone it for another week if neither side is going to move on to placard I think that taken up a waste of time. And if there's not going to be any fruitful negotiation, it needs to go back to the table and and be examined. And those discussions probably are going to take longer than a week. It sounds like at this point. So I would object to that motion. Unless, unless, you know we're going to have some serious discussion. And somebody's you know, we're going to move forward. We're gonna come to one common place.
Member waters Yes.
Oh, yes. Thank you Madam President. I am motion that we returned it to the table back to committee, and that's my motion.
Alright, so there was already a motion on the floor. Dr. Powers. Member waters motion
um, I. Okay. Both of them are our posts. One is postponing to a time definite one and sending it back to committee. I believe that sending it back to the committee takes proceedings over postponing it one week.
Right. There most motion is on the floor to send it back to committee. All right. Is there any discussion on that motion? Are there any? Yes, member young.
I just want to say I understand my colleagues wanting to be back to committee. I've just been in Bend since I received the member Benson's position where I worked hard to get something across the goal line and I understand you know, it may or may not work, but I just want to give it everything we had. So we can say we really went out of our way to negotiate this. But if that's what you want to do, I understand so but I just want to explain my rationale for why I proposed that because I've never seen something so important. be hung up on something that just so small, I'm not you know, not the issue. You know, it's just it's just unbelievable to me. All right. Thank you. I'm done.
I motion has been made to send this ordinance back to committee. Are there any objections? Hearing none, that line item will be sent back to the public health and safety standing committee.
Right from the Office of contracting and procurement.
Madam President, there's one contract up for vote today from the public health and safety Standing Committee. It is contract number 60045091 2% major street funding to buy aggregate material contract is Edward see leaving Detroit group total contract amount $366,400. And this contract is for public works. Council councilmember Santiago Romero a resolution not on 18.2 noting that this item was postponed from last week's formal session
number Santiago Ramiro. Thank you, Madam
President. I have a motion for discussion. Yes.
Thank you. I
have the same question as last week wondering if we have received their tax clearances
to the administration.
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TV Yes, Miss Sabatini. Go right ahead.
Loriann Sabatini LPD. That's correct. We got confirmation this morning. Remember Ramiro for the clearance date expiration is 714 23.
Do you Madam President, thank you for that updates. With that I motion to approve line item 18.2.
All right, motion has been made for approval. Hearing no objections, the resolution will be approved. We will now move to the new business portion of the agenda from the Office of contracting and procurement.
Madam President, there are seven contracts up for vote today from the public health and safety Standing Committee on today's new business question of the agenda. First up we have contract number 60037081 2%. Major street funding amendment number one to run an increase of funds only for construction services or major roads throughout the city of Detroit confidence Cadillac asphalt, LLC, sort of 100 mile $5,551,534.50 And this contract is for public works. The next contract is contract number 60019 to five 100% grant funding amendment number two, to run an extension of time and an increase of funds for mobile eyes inspection and billing software subscription and license contract is Tyler Technologies Inc. total contract amount $295,276.80. And this contract is for the fire department. The next contract is contract number 6004643 50% City 30% grant funding so why HIPAA compliant web based electronic health record platform contract is Patagonia health total contract amount $364,806.93. And this contract is for the health department. The next contract is contract number 6004033 100%. City funding amendment number one to provide an increase of funds only for Motorola body worn cameras and maintenance via EMI deal agreement. Contractors. Motorola Solutions, Inc. total contract amount $11,378,890.04 40 cents. This contract is for the police department. The next contract is contact number 60046111 2%. Our funding to write to mobile surveillance towers contract is Atlantic diving Supply, Inc. DBA. ABS Inc, total contract amount $583,000. And this contract is for the police department. The next contract is contract number 6004467. Want to present grant funding to buy supplies and training for the opioid abuse diversion program. Contractors Miss Michigan State University total contract amount $74,156.16 And this is for the police department. The last contract is contract number 3058506 100% Solid Waste funding to write printing and mailing recycling newsletter and sticker contractor is asking for and printing and graphics Inc. total contract amount $107,336 And this contract is for public works. Council Member Santiago mail seven resolutions, lambs 19.1 through 19.7
Councilmember Santiago Romero.
Thank you Madam President. I motion to approve line items 19.1 through 19.7 discussion,
especially member Callaway.
Um, yes, thank you Madam Chair. Um, I got questions about 19.3 and the director of the department did call me back. I don't believe we're playing phone contact but I would like to make a motion to bring 19.3 back because I still have questions. And she did call me back. We have not touched bases yet. Thank you Madam Chair.
Thank you. So there was a motion to bring line item 19.3 Back in one week or two postponed for one week? Hearing no objections that action will be taken.
Thank you Madam Chair.
Thank you. And motion has been made for approval for the remaining items. Are there any objections? Hearing none the six resolutions will be approved. From the Office of the Chief Financial Officer Office of Development and grants.
Councilmember Santiago Romero resolution line item 19 point a
councilmember Santiago Romero.
Thank you Madam President. Motion to approve 19.8
Motion has been made for approve and this is for a civil rights risk management tool grant. Are there any objections? Hearing none, the one resolution will be approved from the planning and development department.
Madam president the clerk's office would like to note the line item 19 point 10 has a Scriveners error.
Just give me one second.
It was submitted with the incorrect wording in the line item. The deep LBA is not the seller and the I heart Realty foundation Inc is not the purchaser. The correct purchaser is Detroit dirt LLC and PDD is the correct seller. The information is correct incorrect on the agenda however the resolution is correct. So there's nothing needs to be changed. It just needs to be said here at the table. Thank you. Council President Pro Tem take two resolutions nine and 19.9 and 19 point 10 noting that both items were postponed from last week's formal session.
Thank you, Madam President. Move approval line item 19.9. Please.
motion has been made for approval for 19.9. Are there any objections discussion? Discussion member Johnson.
Thank you, Madam President. My staff have put in a request to the Detroit Land Bank Authority trying to get some information around the Pricing for these properties. But we had not received anything back. Is there anyone I know we reached directly out to Carla Marshall.
Alright to see Miss Bolton has joined us. Miss Fulton.
Thank you through you madam chair to member Johnson. Thank you. We are in receipt of those concerns. And we are asking that this item be postponed for yet another week or so that we may address them. Unfortunately, they were at a conference and so I'm not sure if that they were able to address them within that timeframe. However they have now been in receipt of them fully. And I believe follow up was done today too. So we'll make sure that we address those immediately. Thank you so much for your patience.
All right, thank you member Johnson. And so there's a motion to postpone a line item 19.9. You didn't hear oh, can I have a motion please? Motion. All right motion has been made. Hearing no objections that action will be taken. And Pro Tem has already moved line item 19 Point No, he has not moved.
But right here. President we did receive concern from a colleague regarding line item 19 point 10 and would like to, unless colleagues from the committee have any concern with it move this item back to committee. Okay.
All right. motion has been made to send 19 point 10 to committee, Hearing no objections that action will be taken. All right. Under resolutions.
Councilmember Santiago Romero a resolution Lana 19 point 11
Councilmember Santiago Ramiro.
Thank you, Madam President. I would like to take a minute to recognize September 9 to the 18th as welcoming week and hope to get the support of my colleagues in passing this resolution. And we'll go through this briefly. This was something that was drafted in conjunction with our immigration Task Force leaders and chairs. And we share that Detroit is home to over 41,000 residents born in another country, including myself, and 19,000 children who have more, one or more immigrant parents adding to the city's Beloved Community of longtime residents have many different racial and ethnic backgrounds. The Detroit immigrant community is diverse, including a substantial Latin X community, a large population of residents of Arab descent, established Caribbean and African communities, a growing community of Asian immigrants as well as migrant communities from around the globe. Immigrants enhance the fabric of our communities in many ways as artists, educators, volunteers, and contribute to Detroit's economy as workers, business owners and consumers. Our city success depends on ensuring that all residents feel a sense of belonging and our neighborhoods. And workplaces and new residents are a vital part of our community, bringing skills experience and country and contributing to vibrant diversity we all value. Detroit is a certified Welcoming City and established an office of Immigrant Affairs because it values its vast multicultural population and promotes public safety, health, education, transportation, access, education and economic opportunities for all Detroiters. Welcoming week is an annual celebration to honor the spirit of unity that brings neighbors together across Detroit's and during welcoming week, Detroiters are invited to renew their commitments to the core American values and take action in the spirit of building community. Regardless of where we are born, or what we look like Detroiters are united in our efforts to build a stronger city and by recognizing the contributions that we all make to create a vibrant culture and growing economy. We make our community more prosperous and more inclusive to all who call Detroit home. We come together to build communities where every resident has the opportunity to contribute their best and reaffirmed a Detroit still stands as a beacon of freedom and opportunity. Now therefore be it resolved. The city council recognizes September 9 to the 18th as a walking week in Detroit's Thank you Madam President. And with that I offer a motion to approve our resolution.
motion has been made and thank you, Councilmember Santiago and mill for that. Are there any objections? Hearing none, that resolution will be approved. And if I can be added, of course, when the National Council wants to be added, okay, we can put this in the name of the council. The clerk would know. All right before we move to the President's Report, we have some referrals from councilmember Young.
Madam president FEMA. I haven't forgot to ask for a waiver for line items 15.1 through 15.5 and then waivers for 19.1 19.2 and then 19.4 through 19 points.
So can you repeat those I think the cart needs to hear him again please.
That's 15.1 through 15.5 in 19.1 and 19.2, then 19.4 through 19.7.
I'm going did you say 19.5 was included? You said to 19.7? Correct? Correct. So I'm going to object 19.5. Are there any objections to the waiver?
The motion is approved. And Mr. Clark, do you have all of those? I do. Okay. All right. Thank you. Remember young you have some referrals?
Yes, thank you, Madam President. The items that were voted out of neighborhoods and community service committee. On Thursday, September 8, were left off today's formal agenda. I would like to request a motion to walk those items on. They were in line item 6.1 through 6.8 On September 8 neighborhood community services agenda. They're also in your packet says councilmember young neighbor the Community Services walk ons
so motion was made to walk these line items on Yes, ma'am. Can you do have a copy? All right. motion has been made if there are no objections that action will be taken. And Mr. Clark,
Councilmember yo eight resolutions. Number Young.
Is there a motion to Wait Wait, what am I supposed to know to the parole line on 6.1 through six point and I'm sorry.
motion has been made for approval. Are there any objections? Hearing none, the motion is approved.
Is there a request for any waivers on these?
Right All right. Moving back to our agenda from under me see where we from the president's report when standing committee referrals and other matters for the budget Finance and Audit standing committee
submitted with one memorandum.
The one memorandum will be referred to the budget Finance and Audit standing committee for the internal operation standing committee
for reports from various city departments.
The four reports will be referred to the internal operations standing committee and for the public health and safety standing committee.
Members next we have the Planning and Economic
sorry for the planning and economic economic development standard committee
reports from the housing and revitalization department.
The four reports will be referred to the Planning and Economic Development standard committee for the public health and safety standing committee
reports from various city departments.
The three reports will be referred to the public health and safety Standing Committee under the consent agenda.
There are no animals Madam President.
We will now call for member reports right no motion to member cowboy No report.
Madam chair member Doha.
Thanks. Thank you, Madam President. And just very quickly, I want to send a special shout out and thanks. This past weekend the city of Detroit and the city of Dearborn came together particularly for our community block party which is the first one of his kind. bridging the gap between Dearborn and the city of Detroit happened right in district seven as district seven borders Dearborn and want to give a special shout out to Mira della Moo, who was the first Arab American Muslim elected to Dearborn. I look forward to partnering with them. So I also had the opportunity to attend our fun city not gun city third annual event and district seven and like to think pastor Joyce Branham, otherwise known as the Harriet Tubman of the hood, and this event took place St. Suzanne, Cody Rhodes it was a great turnout, a lot of positive. Things were said some positive music was played. And it is just another community group who is working to help prevent gun violence in our community. This upcoming Saturday, September 17, I will be partnering with the ombudsman office for a team up for a cleanup from 9am to 2pm. This cleanup is scheduled to take place on Ohio Street from West Chicago to Elmira again this is this Saturday 9am to 2pm. We're on we're on Ohio Street from West Chicago to Elmira lunch will be provided and inviting the community to come join us. And last our virtual community meeting is going to take place September 21 at 6pm. So please tune in for that. Other than that, Madam President. That concludes my report.
So just want to congratulate the community. We had our meetings regarding the mural. At a foreign Recreation Center we've now have a draft design and so looking forward to having that mural painted and erected by the end of October, because we want to congratulate the community on looking forward to more community art projects as a direct result of sign artists. Thank you.
Thank you remember Benson member Johnson. Thank you, Madam
President. So just want to share with the community that on next Monday, September 19. We are hosting our September virtual community meeting we will have presentations from the Detroit water and sewage department to share information about the Lifeline program and also a presentation from the Community Health Corps. That is on Monday at 5:30pm. It will be held virtually and then on Thursday, September 22. We are partnering with the Detroit economic growth corporation to have a tax incentive meeting that is taking place in person at the Samaritan Center at 6pm. On next Thursday, September 22. The address is 5555 Connor. And then I want everyone to come out on September 27. For our District Four evening council meeting. That is taking place at Grace Community Church at 7pm on the Ross road. So we have a lot of meetings coming up and just want to be sure that people are staying connected with the office. Thank you Madam President.
Thank you member Johnson member waters.
Thank you so much, Madam President. This Wednesday, we will have a listening session with the grassroots community. I believe you might be familiar with them. Oh 711 Madam President. The purpose of it is to listen to them. We want to know what type of development and other things that they want to see in their community. It is very important for me that we hear directly from the community when we go in with new developments so forth and that community said to me during the last meeting that I attended, they said well, we'll miss Miss waters. You know, nobody has been over here to ask us, you know, to talk to us or to do anything and in our community. So I said okay, well, we're gonna change that. I want you to come to a meeting this Wednesday, oh 711 and bring some solutions. That's what we're looking for. We are partnering with the planning development department here. And we are looking for solutions and so we look forward to to that input. On September 24, so ladies, ladies ladies men to you to get ready for but on September 24 At one Campus Martius there's a sisters network, which I am a member of I'm a former breast cancer. I'm a breast cancer survivor is doing a peek out at one Campus Martius so where are you pink you have to wear pink to attend the pink out all the proceeds will go to assist women who may be lower income who need assistance getting mammograms and and so forth and sometimes when they're off work. They have to have some income coming in and so Systems Network assist with that as well with you know whether it's transportation, whether it's childcare, whatever that might be, if someone is going through cancer treatment, and they're struggling. So ladies to my colleagues hear me at the table ladies, all right. Okay, gentlemen, to but you've got to wear a pink shirt. You're not opposed to a pink shirt, right? At least a pink shirt. Your wonderful, wonderful Mr. Pro Tem I wear it. But anyway, so that's my report. Madam President, thank you so much.
Thank you so much. Member waters Member Santiago Amuro. Thank you, Madam
President. I just want to invite all residents to join me along with the Coalition of Property Tax Justice for our meeting with them that's going to be held this Friday, September 16 at 3pm. We are going to hear their proposed tax reforms, and we'll have a robust, robust discussion around this issue. Thank you, Madam President.
Thank you so much. potentate, negative report now. Remember, young Thank you,
man. Pres remember everybody to save the date, October 18. At Northwest Activity Center at six o'clock. We will be having our final charter mandated city council meeting. It will be myself along with Honourable Member Mary waters. We will be
we will be
at Northwest Activity Center at six o'clock. It will be October the 18th. It is my birthday. So Be there or be square in my 40s. So if you want to bring presents you can but no pressure, no pressure. All right. Thank you, Maria.
We've heard all about it. You're getting geared up just a reminder that the city council will host a or have a committee of a whole this Thursday at 3pm. On the topic of property tax reform again the City Council will be hosting a committee of a whole this Thursday at 3pm when the topic of property tax reform. Individuals can attend one line some virtual presentation. And we will allow of course Republic comment that is this Thursday at 3pm. And then the conversations with the President will be in person this month next Thursday the 22nd this will be the Detroit land bank edition where we will have all of the representatives from the Detroit land bank and all of the respective representatives for district five on site to address any outstanding land bank concerns whether that be maintenance or acquisition of properties, site lights, etc. Please come out with your questions and pending concerns regarding the Detroit land bank next Thursday at 6pm at the Durfee Innovation Center. More information will be following to follow for that event. And that is all that I have if there's nothing else to come before us. From member reports. We can proceed now to adoption without committee reference.
There are no items Madam President, under communications from the clerk or report on approval of proceedings by the mayor.
The report will be received.
and place on file under testimonial resolutions. And special privilege. Councilmember young for resolutions 920 9.1 to 29.4. Noting that line item 29.1 is on behalf of council president Sheffield member Yeah, Move to approve item 29.2 The tune by point for motion has been made for approval. Hearing no objections before resolutions will be approved. Anything else? All right. If there's nothing else Yes 29.1. I just said 29.2 29.41. Yes, I'm sorry, your
president's name or I want to interject. Alright. So let me just make a move to approve line item 29.1 as well. Can I do that? Got the powers? No.
Actually, I'm sorry. I didn't hear that you didn't
I say it's 29.2 29.4 it just hit so donde se 29.1 as well. Yeah. Okay, so move to approve a line item 29.1
motion has been made. Hearing no objections that resolution will be approved. Thank you member Yeah. There's nothing else to come before this committee. Everyone Have a blessed and powerful week. This meeting will stand adjourned.