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Tampa City Council

Thursday, March 13, 2014

6:00 p.m. session



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>> CHAIRMAN MIRANDA: City Council is called to order.

06:04:26 Roll call.

06:04:27 [ Roll call ]

06:04:36 >> For the record, I have a letter from Mary Mulhern,

06:04:39 district 2, "I will be unable to attend Thursday's meeting.

06:04:43 I need a motion to receive and file."

06:04:45 >> So moved.

06:04:45 >> Motion by Mr. Suarez.

06:04:47 Second by Mr. Reddick.

06:04:49 Further discussion by council members?

06:04:50 All in favor?

06:04:51 Opposed?

06:04:51 The ayes have it unanimously.

06:04:53 Item number 1 would be commendation, presentation,

06:04:57 commendation by Mr. Suarez.




06:04:59 And he's got some good news.

06:05:01 He always has good news.

06:05:02 >> Thank you, chair.

06:05:09 I don't know that I always have good news but definitely

06:05:12 tonight I do have good news.

06:05:15 It's my pleasure to introduce some of the winners of the

06:05:19 American Legion oratorical contest.

06:05:24 Shelli Romeu.

06:05:33 She organized the students who are going to be presented

06:05:35 before us.

06:05:36 And I am going to give some background on the contest.

06:05:39 I know that my colleague Mr. Cohen and Mr. Miranda have

06:05:42 already done these type of judging, but the American Legion

06:05:47 oratorical contest exists to develop deeper knowledge and

06:05:51 appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school

06:05:54 students.

06:05:54 The 70-year-old program presents participants with an

06:05:57 academic speaking challenge that teaches important

06:06:00 leadership quality, the history of our nation's laws, the

06:06:04 ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of

06:06:08 the duties, responsibility, rights and privileges of

06:06:10 American citizenship.

06:06:11 The subject to be used for prepared oration in the

06:06:17 oratorical contest must be on some phase of the

06:06:20 Constitution, which will give emphasis to the attendant




06:06:24 duties and obligations of a citizen to our government.

06:06:27 The prepared oration must be an original effort of each

06:06:31 contestant and must take not less than eight minutes or more

06:06:35 than ten minutes to deliver.

06:06:37 This evening I am going to ask for Shannon Wade to please

06:06:44 come up here and join me.

06:06:47 She is an eleventh grader, home schooled at the Grade

06:07:04 academy.

06:07:04 And Mr. Stultz is an eleventh grader from Jefferson high

06:07:08 school.

06:07:10 There's a couple of dragons on this council.

06:07:16 I am not so sure what that means for you in the future.

06:07:19 [ Laughter ]

06:07:20 And I think -- Jessica has not joined us yet.

06:07:27 Okay.

06:07:27 All these students exhibited confidence and appreciation for

06:07:31 our history during the presentation.

06:07:34 Tampa City Council wants to congratulate Shannon Wade, our

06:07:37 eleventh grader from Wade Academy for her outstanding

06:07:40 participation in the American Legion oratorical contest.

06:07:43 Shannon is the first place winner for her district.

06:07:48 She recently placed in second overall the Department of

06:07:51 Florida contest.

06:07:53 In addition to her studies, Shannon is civically engaged

06:07:56 with her church and tutors math at her local elementary




06:08:01 school.

06:08:01 So Shannon, for you on behalf of council, our commendation.

06:08:08 Would you like to go say a couple words?

06:08:16 >> All right.

06:08:19 My name is Shannon Wade.

06:08:21 I'm 16 and I'm home schooled for about seven years.

06:08:24 And I just wanted to say what an incredible opportunity the

06:08:27 American Legion has put on.

06:08:28 I know throughout my home schooling years, I have been

06:08:32 taught how important the Constitution is where to us as

06:08:36 Americans and how bee should be engaged in our community and

06:08:39 our nation.

06:08:40 And it's been an incredible honor and opportunity to learn

06:08:43 more about the Constitution to have that chance with the

06:08:47 American Legion, for the responsibilities and to be

06:08:51 educated.

06:08:51 In reality, that's what is absolutely necessary for this

06:08:54 nation to go on.

06:08:56 Once again I want to thank the American Legion, thank post

06:08:59 152 for sponsoring me along with district 15 which is the

06:09:03 district that I am in.

06:09:04 Thank you very much.

06:09:05 [ Applause ]

06:09:06 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: I remember two words of the Constitution.

06:09:12 "We the people."




06:09:14 [ Laughter ]

06:09:14 And I remember --

06:09:18 >> Being a math tutor --

06:09:20 >> I wanted to see if council got that.

06:09:25 You are better than a third grader.

06:09:27 But I know Mr. Cohen.

06:09:29 So I listened and heard what this post has done and it's a

06:09:35 marvelous thing.

06:09:38 This young man and this young woman, the future is very

06:09:41 bright because you involved yourself in the community, and

06:09:43 that's what this post is all about.

06:09:45 And one day hopefully you will be leading the city.

06:09:48 I'm talking to the two of you.

06:09:49 >>MIKE SUAREZ: I was going to say.

06:09:52 [ Laughter ]

06:09:54 >>MIKE SUAREZ: Let me make this presentation to Mr. Stultz.

06:10:08 Isaiah is also an eleventh grader.

06:10:12 He came in first place in the post 5 contest which is the

06:10:16 USF Tampa post.

06:10:18 I think you all are familiar with at the corner of Kennedy

06:10:20 and Dale Mabry.

06:10:21 And he went on to place second in the district.

06:10:24 And it doesn't say what your other activities are but I'm

06:10:29 sure they are just as good especially being a Jefferson high

06:10:32 student.




06:10:33 Congratulations.

06:10:35 Come on up here and tell us a little about yourself.

06:10:38 >> It's great to be here, first off.

06:10:43 But once again my name is Isaiah Stultz, Jefferson high

06:10:49 school, alumnae going to be after a year now.

06:10:53 Wow, it is a real honor to even be recommended for something

06:10:57 like this.

06:10:58 I am truly blessed and I'm just really happy that I could

06:11:01 take part and participate.

06:11:05 It is a learning experience, but I didn't win the whole

06:11:09 thing.

06:11:09 I gave it my best.

06:11:11 And I'm just very thankful for everything, post 5, district

06:11:22 15, of course.

06:11:24 And I just hope that not only me but others can learn from

06:11:30 this experience.

06:11:33 Thank you.

06:11:36 [ Applause ]

06:11:42 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Will the commander or chief of staff of

06:11:44 the post have any closing words or anything?

06:11:50 >> Any words of encouragement for us?

06:11:54 >> Good evening.

06:11:57 It is indeed an honor to be here this evening.

06:12:03 For my past two years, what you have done for these students

06:12:07 has been tremendous and outstanding and extremely




06:12:11 educational.

06:12:14 We are about encouraging people.

06:12:17 This is what you do.

06:12:20 Continue to do the good job that you do.

06:12:24 I would like to give special recognition to a young lady

06:12:28 miss Shelli Romeu who contacted every high school in

06:12:35 Hillsborough County to give these students the opportunity.

06:12:38 Of course, we only got a few.

06:12:42 But just the same, we want them to know the opportunity is

06:12:45 here for them also.

06:12:47 Again, thank you so much.

06:12:51 Thank you.

06:12:52 [ Applause ]

06:12:53 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you.

06:12:54 And I understand you are going to greener pastures, is that

06:12:59 true?

06:12:59 That you are going greener pastures?

06:13:02 >> I'm running for central area commander.

06:13:06 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: I always know good people.

06:13:10 Mike Suarez told me that.

06:13:11 I had to bring it up.

06:13:12 >> Thank you [ Laughter ]

06:13:15 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you very much.

06:13:16 It's our pleasure to have each and every one of you here.

06:13:19 We go now to committee and consent reports vice chairman of




06:13:23 the parks, recreation committee, Lisa Montelione.

06:13:27 And these two cases, the public on the resolution and item

06:13:31 number 3, both of them, public can participate if they

06:13:35 choose.

06:13:35 >>LISA MONTELIONE: Yes.

06:13:39 Do you want to ask for public comment?

06:13:41 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: On item number 2, is there anyone on the

06:13:43 public who would care to speak on this?

06:13:45 I see no one.

06:13:46 >>LISA MONTELIONE: I'll move item number 2 for approval.

06:13:49 >> Second.

06:13:51 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Motion by Mrs. Montelione.

06:13:52 I have a second by Mr. Cohen.

06:13:54 Further discussion by council members?

06:13:55 All in favor of the motion indicate by saying aye.

06:13:58 Opposed?

06:13:59 The ayes have it unanimously.

06:14:00 Item number 3.

06:14:01 Anyone in the public care to speak on item number 3?

06:14:07 I see no one.

06:14:08 >>LISA MONTELIONE: I'll move item number 3, sir.

06:14:11 >> Second.

06:14:12 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: I have a second by Mr. Cohen.

06:14:13 Further discussion by council members?

06:14:14 All in favor of the motion?




06:14:17 Opposed?

06:14:17 The ayes have it unanimously.

06:14:18 Okay.

06:14:19 We have got to open the public hearings 4 through 9.

06:14:23 I have a motion by Mr. Cohen.

06:14:24 I have a second by Mr. Reddick on opening 4 through 9.

06:14:27 All in favor of the motion please indicate by saying aye.

06:14:30 Opposed nay.

06:14:31 The ayes have it unanimously.

06:14:33 Items 4 through 9 are now open.

06:14:35 And -- item number 4. These are public hearings

06:14:48 quasi-judicial.

06:14:49 Anyone to speak on 4 up there 9 I ask you to be sworn in.

06:14:53 The clerk will do the swearing in at this time.

06:14:55 (Oath administered by Clerk)

06:15:04 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Land Development Coordination.

06:15:06 If I may, item 6, 7, 8 and 9, several of them are

06:15:14 continuance requests till April 10th and one of them is

06:15:17 a rescheduling.

06:15:19 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Let me take care of those.

06:15:20 Anyone in the public that would care to speak on the

06:15:22 continuance portion only of items 6, 7, 8 and 9.

06:15:28 Any one of those that you would like to speak on, on the

06:15:30 continuation, and it looks like they are all set for April

06:15:33 10th, I believe, the year 2014 at 6:00 p.m.




06:15:38 Anyone that would like to speak only on the continuance

06:15:46 portion of 6, 7, 8 and 9.

06:15:48 >>HARRY COHEN: Out of curiosity, how many cases do we

06:15:52 already have scheduled that night?

06:15:54 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Only one.

06:15:56 I had actually made that night light because of other items,

06:15:59 and it happened that these four ended up filling that

06:16:02 evening.

06:16:03 So we'll have five cases total that evening, considering

06:16:06 that every one that we now have scheduled moves forward.

06:16:11 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: That being said, I need a motion from

06:16:12 council for continuation for 6, 7, 8 and 9 to April 10, year

06:16:17 2014 at 6 p.m.

06:16:19 I have a motion by Mr. Reddick.

06:16:20 I have a second by Mrs. Montelione.

06:16:22 Further discussion by council members?

06:16:23 All in favor of the motion please indicate by saying aye.

06:16:26 Opposed nay.

06:16:26 The ayes have it unanimously.

06:16:28 I hope the next two are as easy as the last four we just

06:16:31 did.

06:16:32 >>ABBYE FEELEY: The two items on your agenda tonight are

06:16:35 both drive-in window special uses so I believe they should

06:16:38 be rather quick.

06:16:38 The first is located at SU-II-14-04, 2610 Bruce B. Downs




06:16:48 Boulevard, and the request this evening is for a drive-in

06:16:51 window associated with a bank.

06:16:53 There are no waivers being requested with this special use

06:16:56 application.

06:16:56 >>David Hay: Planning Commission staff.

06:17:04 I have been sworn.

06:17:07 The first case tonight is located up in the New Tampa

06:17:10 planning district, one of the two districts that are

06:17:15 envisioned to remain residential areas over the comp plan.

06:17:18 The subject site is located in the far Northern Area of the

06:17:22 city adjacent to Bruce B. Downs at County Line Road, which

06:17:25 as you can see on the map is Bruce B. Downs is designated a

06:17:28 transit emphasis corridor.

06:17:31 Onto the aerial.

06:17:33 Since the subject site is near the edge of Hillsborough

06:17:36 County, we basically ran out of map so it's way up in the

06:17:39 corner up there.

06:17:40 >> It just falls off on the end of the line.

06:17:47 >> Way up in the corner towards Pasco County.

06:17:50 >> You're making fun of my district.

06:17:52 That's fine.

06:17:53 [ Laughter ]

06:17:53 >> You can see Bruce B. Downs running north and south and

06:17:56 also see trout creek running behind the development area

06:18:00 there.




06:18:01 There are predominantly residential uses west of trout

06:18:06 creek, and then we have some light commercial, residential

06:18:11 support uses and other residential uses along Bruce B.

06:18:14 Downs.

06:18:16 Finally, onto the future land use map again, way up there in

06:18:20 the corner, the subject site and property is located south,

06:18:25 west and north are all planned as mixed use 3, that bright

06:18:30 reddish pink color.

06:18:31 The light pink further south in the City of Tampa are areas

06:18:35 suburban mixed use 6 and all those white areas are

06:18:38 unincorporated county.

06:18:39 Basically, the Planning Commission staff found the proposed

06:18:42 special use for drive-through would be comparable and

06:18:45 compatible to the existing auto oriented development

06:18:48 patterns found within this portion of the New Tampa area.

06:18:51 Therefore, Planning Commission staff did find the special

06:18:53 use requests consistent with the Tampa comprehensive plan.

06:18:59 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you very much.

06:18:59 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Land Development Coordination.

06:19:04 The applicant is requesting a special use of the property at

06:19:08 2610 Bruce B. Downs for a drive-in window associated with a

06:19:11 bank.

06:19:12 It is the USF credit union.

06:19:14 They are currently located within the shopping center.

06:19:17 That's just adjacent to this property.




06:19:20 The property contains 1.37 acres and is located within the

06:19:24 cypress shopping center along Bruce B. Downs just south of

06:19:28 County Line Road.

06:19:29 It proposes 4500 square foot credit union and three-lane

06:19:34 drive-in facility.

06:19:35 Setbacks are as follows.

06:19:36 North 10-foot.

06:19:38 South 10-foot.

06:19:39 East 10-foot.

06:19:40 West 10-foot.

06:19:41 And it requires 18 spaces and 85 spaces are being provided.

06:19:49 This pad of the shopping center has already been parking was

06:19:54 paved, and a dumpster is located there.

06:19:56 There will be some minor site modifications when they do

06:19:59 construct the credit union.

06:20:01 But you can see Bruce B. Downs to the east, County Line Road

06:20:05 to the north.

06:20:06 You may recall in 2010, we did the drive-in window here.

06:20:13 It has been constructed.

06:20:14 We'll show you photos of that.

06:20:16 As David said, this is at county line along Bruce B. Downs

06:20:21 and along County Line Road to the north.

06:20:24 It is a larger PD-A, and drive oat in window within this

06:20:27 PD-A requires special use.

06:20:31 I'll show you some photos of the site.




06:20:37 It is from the intersection of Bruce B. Downs and the access

06:20:40 drive into the shopping center.

06:20:42 This is a look from the western portion of the site looking

06:20:46 back northeast.

06:20:54 Also from the site.

06:20:55 Another one from the west looking east.

06:20:57 Here is the Burger King.

06:20:59 Here is the entry.

06:21:01 Here is the back of the L.A. fitness and Sweetbay.

06:21:06 Also located to the east side of Bruce B. Downs.

06:21:13 There are a couple of modifications that need to be made in

06:21:16 between first and second reading.

06:21:18 The first is that the dumpster enclosure needs to be shifted

06:21:22 to the east wall, the eastern line of the western most

06:21:26 parking space.

06:21:27 And we did provide that to the applicant.

06:21:29 And the second is from transportation, the stop bar be moved

06:21:36 into the site just before the sidewalk.

06:21:41 Staff, in relationship to the special use criteria, all the

06:21:44 criteria have been met and staff did find the request

06:21:47 consistent.

06:21:49 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you very much.

06:21:50 Petitioner?

06:21:50 >> Good evening.

06:21:58 J.D. Alsabbagh, Sycamore Engineering, 8370 West Hillsborough




06:22:03 Avenue, suite 205, Tampa, Florida 33615.

06:22:09 As Ms. Feeley indicated, it's an existing pad with parking

06:22:15 spaces. We propose three drive-through, and ready to answer

06:22:26 any questions that you have.

06:22:28 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you very much.

06:22:29 Any questions at this time?

06:22:30 Council members?

06:22:30 Anyone in the audience care to speak on this item, item

06:22:33 number 4, SU-2-14-04?

06:22:37 Anyone want to speak on this item, please come forward.

06:22:40 >>HARRY COHEN: Move to close.

06:22:45 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Motion to close by Mr. Cohen, seconded by

06:22:47 Mr. Reddick on number 4.

06:22:49 All in favor of that motion?

06:22:52 Opposed?

06:22:52 The hearing is closed.

06:22:53 Mrs. Montelione works you kindly take item number 4 and read

06:22:56 the ordinance for first reading, please?

06:22:58 >>LISA MONTELIONE: Certainly, sir.

06:23:01 Happy to.

06:23:01 I move an ordinance being presented for first reading

06:23:03 consideration, an ordinance approving a special use permit

06:23:08 S-2 approving a drive-in window in a PD-A planned

06:23:13 development alternative zoning district in the general

06:23:15 vicinity of 20610 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard in the city of




06:23:18 Tampa, Florida as more particularly described in section

06:23:21 1 -- my allergies are killing me -- providing an effective

06:23:29 date with the changes to be made between first and second

06:23:32 reading.

06:23:33 >> Second.

06:23:34 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: I have a motion by Mrs. Montelione, I

06:23:36 have a second by Mr. Suarez.

06:23:37 Further discussion by council members on this item number 4,

06:23:41 please signify by saying aye.

06:23:43 Opposed nay.

06:23:44 Motion passed unanimously.

06:23:46 >>THE CLERK: Motion carried with Capin and Mulhern being

06:23:49 absent.

06:23:50 Second reading and adoption will be on April 3rd at

06:23:53 9:30 a.m.

06:23:54 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Also for the record I need a motion to

06:23:56 receive and file this by Mrs. Yvonne Yolie Capin, 3-14 --

06:24:06 3-13-14, I will be unable to attend this evening's session.

06:24:10 >> So moved.

06:24:11 >> Second.

06:24:13 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Second by Mr. Suarez.

06:24:15 Motion carried unanimously.

06:24:16 We go to item number 5, public hearing, SU-2-14-05.

06:24:22 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Land Development Coordination.

06:24:25 Your second case of the evening SU-2-14-05 is located at




06:24:30 3671 west Hillsborough Avenue.

06:24:32 The request before you tonight is for a drive-in window

06:24:35 associated with a retail pharmacy.

06:24:37 This will be for a new WalMart center that's going to be

06:24:41 constructed, a portion of an existing shopping center is

06:24:45 going to be demolished, and the drive-in window will be

06:24:49 associated with the pharmacy.

06:24:50 I'll finish my presentation after David.

06:24:58 >>DAVID HAY: Planning Commission staff.

06:24:59 I have been sworn.

06:25:02 For my first case to our last case, this time we moved out

06:25:06 of the --

06:25:07 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Well, we only have two cases.

06:25:09 Usually one is first and the other one is last.

06:25:11 >>David Hay: I like that.

06:25:13 The subject site is located in the southwest corner of the

06:25:16 planning area way down here near the intersection of west

06:25:19 Hillsborough Avenue and north Himes Avenue in the green

06:25:22 house shopping plaza which is just north of Al Lopez park.

06:25:27 The subject site is located within proximity to two transit

06:25:33 corridors, North Dale Mabry and Hillsborough Avenue.

06:25:35 You can make out the subject site based on this map is

06:25:38 located in the extreme northeast corner of the Westshore

06:25:40 business district center.

06:25:43 Onto the aerial, the subject site is in the center.




06:25:47 You can see it.

06:25:47 It is a portion of that existing green house shop shopping

06:25:50 center.

06:25:51 Some of you might remember the old TGI Fridays that was

06:25:55 there.

06:25:55 Just to the west we have the Hillsborough Avenue Dale Mabry

06:25:58 interchange, Al Lopez park is directly to the south, saint

06:26:03 Lawrence Catholic church is down in the lower right, and

06:26:05 then neighborhood commercial uses are located to the west

06:26:08 and east along Hillsborough Avenue and north along North

06:26:11 Dale Mabry highway.

06:26:12 And finally we can see the Courtney Cove apartments north of

06:26:19 the subject site.

06:26:20 Finally to the future land use map, the subject site and

06:26:23 properties located to the east in the pink color are

06:26:27 designated community mixed use 35.

06:26:29 The blue to the southeast is the public quasi-public, while

06:26:33 the green to the south is the major recreation open space.

06:26:37 The red to the west and north is the community commercial

06:26:40 35.

06:26:41 And finally the white at the top of the map is the

06:26:43 unincorporated Hillsborough County area.

06:26:46 Similar to the previous case the Planning Commission staff

06:26:48 found the proposed special use for the drive-it through

06:26:50 would be comparable and compatible to the existing auto




06:26:54 oriented development pattern found along this portion of

06:26:56 west Hillsborough Avenue.

06:26:57 Therefore Planning Commission staff did find the special

06:26:59 using request consistent with the Tampa comprehensive plan.

06:27:02 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Land development.

06:27:08 The request before you tonight is in a commercial general

06:27:11 zoning district.

06:27:12 It is located at the northwest corner of Himes and

06:27:16 Hillsborough Avenue, and the request is for permissible use

06:27:26 within the CG.

06:27:27 So the setbacks proposed are 10-foot as consistent with the

06:27:32 underlining zoning.

06:27:33 The proposed request requires 165 spaces and 166 are being

06:27:38 provided.

06:27:39 The overall shopping center is required 318 and a total of

06:27:44 338 are being provided.

06:27:49 This is the zoning atlas.

06:27:50 Hillsborough to the south, Himes to the east, the center is

06:27:55 CG.

06:27:56 The portion here is highlighted.

06:27:58 That's the portion of the special use.

06:28:03 Here is the aerial.

06:28:04 I think David described to you where we are this evening.

06:28:07 In relationship to the surrounding uses.

06:28:13 I will show you some pictures of the site.




06:28:16 There are several outparcels in the shopping center.

06:28:19 The Wendy's is one of them.

06:28:21 This is coming up Himes and turning into the shopping

06:28:23 center.

06:28:25 Here is look east -- looking west from the western portion

06:28:29 across the shopping center toward the portion that will be

06:28:33 demolished.

06:28:35 Here is another one of the outparcels.

06:28:38 Another shot.

06:28:41 This is the western portion adjacent to the D.O.T.

06:28:46 stormwater pond, back in the back where the drive-in window

06:28:49 will be located as you can see on the site plan that staff

06:28:52 provided.

06:28:55 This is the stormwater area at the overpass to get onto Dale

06:28:59 Mabry at the Hillsborough location.

06:29:05 This is looking east on Hillsborough.

06:29:08 This is the southeast corner of Hillsborough and Himes, the

06:29:11 northeast corner of Hillsborough and Himes, and this was

06:29:15 another view of Hillsborough from the shopping center.

06:29:22 Based on staff's review, there are in a further

06:29:24 modifications which need to be made to the site plan.

06:29:28 All of the special use criteria have been satisfied, and

06:29:31 staff did find the request consistent.

06:29:40 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Petitioner?

06:29:41 >> Jim Porter, an attorney with Adams and Reese, 101 East




06:29:44 Kennedy representing applicant.

06:29:46 Let me say at the outset we concur with staff's

06:29:48 recommendation.

06:29:49 With me as part of the applicant's team is our project

06:29:51 engineer Scott Gilner, and Kimberly Hawn with Carley Davis,

06:29:54 and our land use planner Susan Finch.

06:29:56 The only thing I want to add is this is a local WalMart, a

06:29:58 grocery store only.

06:30:03 We are tearing down approximately 43,000 square feet and

06:30:06 putting up a grocery store about 41,000 square feet and the

06:30:11 pharmacy east of the grocery store.

06:30:13 We are requesting your permission to do that. We are

06:30:14 prepared to answer any questions you have, but otherwise

06:30:17 we'll concur with the staff recommendation and ask for your

06:30:20 approval.

06:30:21 >> Any questions by council members?

06:30:25 At one time, that used to be The Cat's Meow, I think it was.

06:30:30 I am going back in history.

06:30:32 And that used to be flatties, I believe, and that area was

06:30:39 really, really booming.

06:30:40 It was busy.

06:30:42 And then for whatever reason it started to deteriorate.

06:30:44 And it's gotten down to nothing, and thank God something is

06:30:48 come in.

06:30:48 Hopefully we can spruce it up and make it a very reliable




06:30:53 center where people can go and feel safe.

06:30:55 >> Thank you.

06:30:57 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Anyone in the public care to speak on

06:30:59 this item, item number 5?

06:31:01 I mentioned three of you.

06:31:06 Not even a hello?

06:31:08 Hi.

06:31:08 Well, that's nice of you.

06:31:10 Would anyone care to speak on this? Need a motion to close.

06:31:13 >> Move to close.

06:31:14 >> Motion by Mr. Cohen.

06:31:16 Second by Mr. Suarez.

06:31:17 All in favor of the motion to close?

06:31:19 The ayes have it unanimously.

06:31:21 Mr. Cohen, would you kindly take number 5, please?

06:31:25 >>HARRY COHEN: I move an ordinance being presented for

06:31:28 first reading consideration, an ordinance approving a

06:31:31 special use permit S-2 approving a drive-in window in a CG

06:31:36 commercial general zoning district in the general vicinity

06:31:38 of 3671 west Hillsborough Avenue in the city of Tampa,

06:31:42 Florida, and as more particularly described in section 1

06:31:45 hereof, providing an effective date.

06:31:49 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Motion by Mr. Cohen for first reading

06:31:50 passage.

06:31:51 I have a second by Mr. Suarez.




06:31:52 Further discussion by council members?

06:31:54 All in favor of the motion please indicate by saying aye.

06:31:57 Opposed nay.

06:31:58 The ayes have it unanimously.

06:32:00 >>THE CLERK: Motion carried with Capin and Mulhern being

06:32:02 absent.

06:32:03 Second reading and adoption will be on April 3rd at

06:32:06 9:30 a.m.

06:32:06 >> For those who are tuning in late to this very prosperous

06:32:10 show, items 6, 7, and 9 have been continued to April

06:32:13 10th 2014 at 6:00.

06:32:16 We go now to information reports.

06:32:18 Mr. Suarez.

06:32:18 >>MIKE SUAREZ: Three years on council taught me a lot.

06:32:36 I have a few items.

06:32:36 First I would like to ask the council to invite Jocelyn

06:32:39 Carpenter from community foundation of Tampa Bay and Ned

06:32:43 Pope Florida next foundation to give a ten minute

06:32:47 presentation about the give bay Tampa Bay initiative, a

06:32:49 community wide event to show the Tampa Bay spirit of giving,

06:32:52 raise awareness of local nonprofits, and celebrate the

06:32:56 collective efforts of our region to be presented on March

06:33:00 27th at 9:00 a.m.

06:33:04 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: I have a motion by Mr. Suarez, seconded

06:33:07 by Mrs. Montelione on a close vote with Mr. Cohen.




06:33:11 The ayes have it unanimously.

06:33:13 >>MIKE SUAREZ: Secondly, would like to ask the council to

06:33:16 invite Debra Evenson and Patricia DePlasco from Keep Tampa

06:33:24 Bay Beautiful about the great American clean-up being held

06:33:27 on April 12th and share news on Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful's

06:33:31 recent accomplishments.

06:33:33 In addition, I would like to ask council to present a

06:33:37 commendation to Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful for their

06:33:40 accomplishments on April 3rd of 2014.

06:33:43 >> Second.

06:33:45 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: I have a motion by Mr. Suarez, a second

06:33:48 by Mrs. Montelione.

06:33:49 Discussion by council members?

06:33:50 All in favor? Opposed?

06:33:57 >>MIKE SUAREZ: And April 12th at 9 a.m., too, because I

06:34:00 know the clerk was going to ask us in a moment.

06:34:03 One last thing.

06:34:05 I just heard about today's news about Reubin Askew passing

06:34:09 away.

06:34:09 He is someone that obviously was one of the great governors

06:34:14 of Florida.

06:34:14 The reason why we have the sunshine laws typically are only

06:34:18 because of him, and because of the integrity that he had in

06:34:22 order to push that type of legislation.

06:34:25 Florida was a very backward and crooked state at that time.




06:34:28 It really propelled and pushed -- I was trying to make a

06:34:35 point, not to make an argument.

06:34:38 He really propelled Florida back from the 19th century

06:34:41 to the 20th century at that time, and really made our

06:34:44 state a much better place, came from a section of Florida,

06:34:50 Pensacola, that was not known as being racially diverse or

06:34:55 attendant to the needs of African-Americans, but yet he was

06:34:58 one of the first and very vocal proponents for including

06:35:06 African-Americans in government and supporting them, and

06:35:08 supporting busing when it was unpopular in this state.

06:35:12 Without him, our school system would have looked much

06:35:15 different, our state would have looked much different, and,

06:35:19 you know, we have a lot to thank to Reubin Askew.

06:35:23 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you very much.

06:35:24 Mr. Reddick?

06:35:28 You're the best, Mr. Reddick.

06:35:29 Mr. Cohen?

06:35:30 >>HARRY COHEN: I do have a few items, sir.

06:35:34 >> The second best.

06:35:35 >>HARRY COHEN: Well, since I am doing them for you.

06:35:39 [ Laughter ]

06:35:39 And the first motion is to ratify Stephani Agliano as

06:35:44 Councilman Miranda's appointee retroactively to March

06:35:54 10th, 2014.

06:35:55 >> I'll second that.




06:35:57 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: I have a motion by Mr. Cohen.

06:35:59 Second by Mr. Suarez.

06:36:00 All in favor? Opposed?

06:36:04 Motion passed unanimously.

06:36:05 >>HARRY COHEN: At the request of Catherine Coyle, I would

06:36:09 like to make a motion to set a workshop on March 27, 2014 to

06:36:14 set the privately initiated amendment to the Westshore

06:36:17 overlay which is processing as part of the January 2014

06:36:21 cycle.

06:36:21 >> I have a motion by Mr. Cohen.

06:36:23 I have a second by Mrs. Montelione.

06:36:25 Further discussion by council members?

06:36:26 What time?

06:36:28 >>HARRY COHEN: 9:00 a.m.

06:36:30 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: All in favor of that motion please

06:36:32 indicate by saying aye. Opposed?

06:36:33 The ayes have it unanimously.

06:36:34 >> Finally, we have received a memo from the legal

06:36:38 department asking us to remove from our agenda on March

06:36:43 20th the item dealing with the discussion regarding the

06:36:46 noise ordinance, due to the litigation that was recently

06:36:50 filed regarding that ordinance.

06:36:52 So I would like to make a motion to remove that item from

06:36:55 the March 20th agenda, with the proviso that we are

06:37:00 going to reset it as soon as the legal status of the item




06:37:03 has been resolved.

06:37:07 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: And I think that's the best way for the

06:37:09 public.

06:37:10 Motion by Mr. Cohen, second by Mrs. Montelione.

06:37:13 All in favor of that motion?

06:37:16 The ayes have it unanimously.

06:37:17 Mrs. Montelione.

06:37:18 >>LISA MONTELIONE: To write a letter for a grant

06:37:30 application and I would ask the same of city council as

06:37:32 well.

06:37:34 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Seconded by Mr. Cohen.

06:37:35 All in favor of that motion please indicate by saying aye.

06:37:38 Opposed nay?

06:37:38 The ayes have it unanimously.

06:37:39 >>LISA MONTELIONE: Public service announcement time.

06:37:42 The Mayor's River O'green Fest is this weekend.

06:37:46 I believe it starts at Curtis Hixon park at 11 a.m. where

06:37:50 they will be turning the river green, having all kinds of

06:37:53 family friendly activities.

06:37:54 And then most of us will be in a parade at 7:00 p.m. in Ybor

06:37:58 City on Saturday.

06:38:01 Come on out and enjoy the festivities.

06:38:04 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: I appreciate that very much.

06:38:05 But I'd like the one mayor to throw something in the water

06:38:08 and make it look clear.




06:38:13 I understand that and I appreciate that him being from

06:38:18 northern Cuba. (Laughter)

06:38:19 >> Given the sediment at the bottom of our river, and I met

06:38:23 with a hydrologist, so I learned this from her, we will

06:38:26 never have clear water in our water -- it's not sand on the

06:38:33 bottom, it's dirt.

06:38:35 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: All right.

06:38:35 Anything else to come before us?

06:38:38 Motion by Mr. Cohen, second by Mr. Suarez.

06:38:41 All in favor of the motion to receive and file, please

06:38:43 indicate by saying aye. Opposed nay.

06:38:46 The ayes have it unanimously.

06:38:48 Any one of you 502 people like to speak up?

06:38:51 We stand adjourned.

06:39:02



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