Board of County Commissioners Virtual Regular Meeting with an On-Site Participation Option 8-11-20

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Board of County Commissioners Virtual Regular Meeting with an On-Site Participation Option 8-11-20

>> BRYAN ZUMWALT: 9:30 A.M. AND TODAY IS TUESDAY, AUGUST 11th MY NAME IS BRYAN ZUMWALT AND I’M THE DIRECTOR OF THE COUNTY’S OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION I’LL BE PLAYING THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY MODERATOR FOR TODAY’S VIRTUAL MEETING ON THE PANEL WITH ME IS DON CROWELL FROM THE COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE HE’LL BE SITTING IN FOR JEWEL WHITE TODAY AS COUNTY ATTORNEY AND ALSO SERVING AS PROCESS MODERATOR BEFORE WE START THIS MEETING I’D LIKE TO DO A QUICK ROLL CALL AND ENSURE THAT WE HAVE ADEQUATE COMMUNICATIONS FOR EACH COMMISSIONER LET’S GO AHEAD AND START WITH COMMISSIONER EGGERS >> DAVE EGGERS: I’M HERE THIS MORNING THANKS, BRYAN >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: THANK YOU, SIR COMMISSIONER SEEL? >> KAREN WILLIAMS SEEL: GOOD MORNING >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: GOOD MORNING COMMISSIONER WELCH? >> KENNETH WELCH: GOOD MORNING, BRYAN >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: GOOD MORNING, SIR COMMISSIONER LONG? >> JANET LONG: GOOD MORNING, I’M HERE >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: GOOD MORNING ALL RIGHT, COMMISSIONER JUSTICE >> CHARLIE JUSTICE: GOOD MORNING, BRYAN >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: GOOD MORNING COMMISSIONER PETERS? >> KATHLEEN PETERS: GOOD MORNING, BRYAN >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: GOOD MORNING COMMISSIONER GERARD IS NOT WITH US WHICH MEANS THAT COMMISSIONER EGGERS IS SERVING AS CHAIR MR. CHAIRMAN I’LL TURN IT OVER TO YOU >> DAVE EGGERS: THANK YOU, BRYAN APPRECIATE THAT WELCOME, EVERYBODY, TO THE AUGUST 11th COMMISSION MEETING, REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING THIS MORNING JUST A COUPLE OF THINGS WANTED TO GET OUT OF THE WAY WE WILL BE HAVING PUBLIC HEARINGS FIRST THEN WE’LL GO TO PUBLIC COMMENT AND AGAIN THOSE PUBLIC COMMENTS, JUST TO REMIND EVERYBODY, WILL BE ON ANY ITEM THAT IS NOT ON THE AGENDA LATER IN THE AGENDA, UNDER THE — WHEN WE DO THE EMERGENCY CALL, THAT’S WHEN WE’LL BE TALKING ANYTHING RELATED TO PANDEMIC WE’LL ALSO BE GOING TO RESIDENTS ON ANY ITEM AS WE VOTE ON ANY ITEM THROUGHOUT THE AGENDA SO, JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT WAS CLEAR FOR EVERYBODY I JUST WANT TO AGAIN TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO THANK OUR AMAZING RESIDENTS FOR THE WORK THAT THEY’RE DOING AND THE EFFORTS AND SACRIFICES THAT THEY’RE GOING THROUGH DURING THIS TOUGH TIME AGAIN, OUR THOUGHTS, OUR PRAYERS, ARE WITH THE FAMILIES THAT WERE STRUGGLING, WITH FINANCIALLY, AND WITH HEALTH, AND PEOPLE WHO THEY MAY HAVE LOST SO ALWAYS WANT TO KEEP THOSE FOLKS FOREFRONT IN OUR MINDS, AND IN OUR HEARTS ALSO, JUST A REAL QUICK THANKS TO STAFF FOR EVERYTHING THAT THEY’VE BEEN DOING RISING ABOVE AND BEYOND, AND JUST DOING A GREAT JOB ALL OF OUR MUNICIPAL PARTNERS, OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS, AND OUR STATE PARTNERS AND JUST A REAL QUICK SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PINELLAS COUNTY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM OF CARE AND BARBARA DARE SHE HAD A GREAT MEETING YESTERDAY REALLY INFORMATIVE, REALLY GOOD THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING I JUST WANT TO THANK HER FOR KEEPING THAT GROUP GOING TOGETHER DURING THESE TIMES, AS WELL SO, WITH THAT, WE’LL GO STRAIGHT TO THE PUBLIC HEARINGS, AND I KNOW WE HAVE ONE COUNTYWIDE PLANNING AUTHORITY JEANETTE FROM THE CLERK’S OFFICE >> JEANETTE PHILLIPS: GOOD MORNING ITEM NUMBER 1 IS THE SECOND OF ATWO PUBLIC HEARINGS REGARDING A PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COUNTYWIDE RULES RELATING TO THE RESIDENTIAL RULE AND RESIDENTIAL VERY LOW LAND USE CATEGORY THE PUBLIC HEARING WAS PROPERLY ADVERTISED, AND THE AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED FOR FILING NO CORRESPOND HAS BEEN RECEIVED THE MATTER IS PROPERLY BEFORE THE AUTHORITY TO BE HEARD >> DAVE EGGERS: BARRY >> BARRY BURTON: YES? >> DAVE EGGERS: DO WE HAVE ANYBODY THAT CAN JUST GIVE A BRIEF, JUST A BRIEF PRESENTATION ON THIS? I DON’T THINK WE HAD ONE LAST TIME AND JUST THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE A GOOD YES >> BARRY BURTON: YES, LINDA FISHER IS ON THE LINE BRYAN PROMOTE HER UP >> GOOD MORNING >> DAVE EGGERS: LINDA, IS THAT YOU? >> THAT IS ME >> DAVE EGGERS: HI THERE, THANK YOU WELCOME >> OKAY WELL, AS YOU ALL RECALL, IN LATE FEBRUARY, THE BOARD PASSED A RESOLUTION MAKING A REQUEST TO ADD THE RESIDENTIAL RURAL CATEGORY TO THE COUNTYWIDE RULES

BRYAN, COULD WE GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE THIS IS A PROCESS THAT ANY LOCAL GOVERNMENT CAN FOLLOW TO REQUEST A TEXT AMENDMENT TO THE COUNTYWIDE RULES NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE RESIDENTIAL RURAL IS A CATEGORY THAT WE USED TO HAVE IN THE RULES BEFORE 2015 THE COUNTYWIDE PLAN MAP WAS AN IDENTICAL COMPILATION OF ALL THE FUTURE LAND USE MAPS AND ANY AMENDMENT TO A LOCAL MAP AUTOMATICALLY TRIGGERED A COUNTYWIDE PLAN MAP AMENDMENT THERE WERE NINE RESIDENTIAL CATEGORIES INCLUDING RESIDENTIAL RURAL, AT ONE HALF UNIT PER ACRE, AND RESIDENTIAL ESTATE AT ONE UNIT PER ACRE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE IN 2015, THE COUNTYWIDE PLAN CONSOLIDATED THOSE NINE CATEGORIES INTO FOUR AND AS PART OF THAT PROCESS, RESIDENTIAL RURAL, AND RESIDENTIAL ESTATE WERE REPLACED BY A NEW RESIDENTIAL VERY LOW CATEGORY OF ONE UNIT PER ACRE NEXT SLIDE WHAT THAT MEANS IS, IF A LOCAL GOVERNMENT AMENDS THEIR COUNTYWIDE — EXCUSE ME, AMENDS THEIR FUTURE LAND USE MAP FROM RESIDENTIAL TO RURAL RESIDENTIAL ESTATE IT NO LONGER TRIGGERS A COUNTYWIDE PLAN MAP AMENDMENT BECAUSE OUR MAP REMAINS RESIDENTIAL VERY LOW IN BOTH CASES THE PURPOSE OF THAT CONSOLIDATION IN GENERAL WAS TO RECOGNIZE THAT NOT EVERY MINOR LOCAL AMENDMENT RISES TO THE LEVEL OF COUNTYWIDE SIGNIFICANCE AND THAT WE COULD ALLOW SOME AMENDMENTS TO GO FORWARD WITH JUST LOCAL APPROVAL IT’S BEEN FIVE YEARS SINCE WE MADE THAT CHANGE MOST OF THE CATEGORIES HAVE WORKED PRETTY SMOOTHLY BUT, OF COURSE, AS YOU KNOW, THE COUNTY HAS IDENTIFIED A PROBLEM WITH RESIDENTIAL VERY LOW JUST TO RECAP FOR THOSE WHO MIGHT NOT BE FAMILIAR UNINCORPORATED PINELLAS COUNTY HAS A NUMBER OF LOW DENSITY COMMUNITIES WHICH ARE PROTECTED FROM DENSITY INCREASES THROUGH COMMUNITY OVERLAYS ADOPTED INTO THE UNINCORPORATED COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN ONE OF THOSE AREAS IS IN THE NORTH COUNTY ADJACENT TO TARPON SPRINGS IN AN AREA KNOWN AS EAST LAKE TARPON THAT OVERLAY WAS ADOPTED IN 2012 IT EXTENDS ABOUT 13,000 ACRES NEARLY 30% OF THE PARCEL ACREAGE IS RESIDENTIAL RURAL ON THE COUNTY’S FUTURE LAND USE MAPS, BUT THERE HAVE BEEN SOME RECENT ANNEXATIONS BY TARPON SPRINGS WHERE THE PROPERTY OWNERS HAVE AMENDED TO THE NEW RESIDENTIAL VERY LOW CATEGORY AFTERWARD SO THAT ESSENTIALLY DOUBLES THE DENSITY FROM ONE HALF TO ONE UNIT PER ACRE, AND UNDER THE CURRENT COUNTYWIDE PLAN THAT DENSITY INCREASE CAN HAPPEN WITH JUST CITY APPROVAL AND THAT’S HAPPENED — — THAT’S HAPPENED WITH 46 ACRES IN TWO ANNEXATIONS WITHIN THE LAST THREE YEARS THE LARGEST OF THOSE HAPPENED THIS YEAR, THAT WAS THE NORTH LAKE PIONEER HOMES AMENDMENT, THAT WAS 43 ACRES AND THAT REALLY WAS A BIG ONE THAT TRIGGERED A LOT OF COMMUNITY CONCERN SO FROM THE COUNTY’S PERSPECTIVE, THESE AMENDMENTS ARE UNDERMINING THE INTEGRITY OF THE COMMUNITY OVERLAYS AND IN ORDER TO PROTECT THOSE COMMUNITIES THE BOARD HAS REQUESTED TO READOPT THE RESIDENTIAL RURAL CATEGORY INTO THE COUNTYWIDE RULES AND ONCE THAT’S DONE, TO APPLY IT TO THE COUNTYWIDE PLAN MAP IN THE EAST LAKE TARPON AREA SO THAT WILL REQUIRE FUTURE AMENDMENTS FROM RESIDENTIAL RURAL TO RESIDENTIAL VERY LOW TO GET COUNTYWIDE APPROVAL IN ADDITION TO LOCAL APPROVAL NOW THE RULES AMENDMENT AND THE MAP AMENDMENT ARE TWO DIFFERENT ACTIONS THAT HAVE TO BE DONE IN SEQUENCE SO, THE ORDINANCE BEFORE YOU TODAY IS JUST FOR THE TEXT AMENDMENT THE CATEGORY PUT BACK IN THE RULT AND ONCE THAT’S FINALIZED WE WILL FOLLOW UP WITH PROCESSING THE REQUEST FOR THE MAP AMENDMENT NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT HAS A FEW PARTS OF COURSE IT INCLUDES THE NEW CATEGORY STANDARDS IT INCLUDES A PROCESS FOR — A NEW PROCESS FOR THIS TYPE OF AMENDMENT BECAUSE WE’LL BE AMENDING JUST THE COUNTYWIDE PLAN MAP WITHOUT A CORRESPONDING FUTURE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE WE ALSO TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO CLEAN UP A FEW TYPOS AND INCONSISTENCIES THAT WE FOUND AFTER THE LAST MAJOR UPDATE IN OCTOBER THAT’S NOT AN UNCOMMON THING TO HAPPEN FOR AN AMENDMENT OF THAT SIZE BUT THESE ARE JUST NONSUBSTANTIVE HOUSEKEEPING AMENDMENTS NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE ON MAY 4th, THE PLANNERS ADVISORY COMMITTEE VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE RULES AMENDMENT FORWARD PINELLAS BOARD RECOMMENDED APPROVAL AN MAY 13th WITH ONLY THE REPRESENTATIVE FROM TARPON SPRINGS NOT VOTING IN FAVOR AND THEN TODAY IN YOUR CAPACITY AS THE COUNTYWIDE PLANNING AUTHORITY YOU’LL BE VOTING ON FINAL APPROVAL ASSUMING YOU DO APPROVE IT WE’LL FOLLOW UP WITH THE MAP AMENDMENT AND WE ANTICIPATE THAT WILL BE FINALIZED BY OCTOBER 6th NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE THAT IS MY VERY BRIEF PRESENTATION IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS I’LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER THEME >> DAVE EGGERS: THANK YOU, LINDA ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FROM THE BOARD? I CAN’T SEE EVERYBODY BRYAN, BUT I’M ASSUMING NOT >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: I DON’T THINK WE HAVE ANY, COMMISSIONER EGGERS >> DAVE EGGERS: THEN WE’LL GO TO THE PUBLIC AND SEE IF THERE’S ANY COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: OKAY AT THIS TIME IF THERE ARE ANY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT WISH TO COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 1, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND VIRTUALLY IN THE ZOOM MEETING OR HIT STAR-9 IF YOU’RE ON THE

TELEPHONE AND, MR. CHAIRMAN, IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE WE HAVE ANYBODY THAT WANTS TO SPEAK ON THIS >> DAVE EGGERS: ALL RIGHT THANK YOU, BRYAN THEN, DO I HAVE A MOTION FOR APPROVAL, PLEASE? >> JANET LONG: MOVE APPROVAL >> DAVE EGGERS: WHO SAID THAT FIRST? CHARLIE WAS THAT YOU? >> JANET LONG: NO, IT WAS ME >> DAVE EGGERS: ALL RIGHT >> KENNETH WELCH: I’LL DO THE SECOND, COMMISSIONER, MR. CHAIRMAN >> DAVE EGGERS: ALL RIGHT SO MOTION AND A SECOND ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE [AYES] ANY OPPOSED? MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY THANK YOU, EVERYBODY ALL RIGHT WE’LL MOVE ON TO ITEM NUMBER 2 JEANETTE? >> JEANETTE PHILLIPS: SURE, ITEM NUMBER 2 IS AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING CHAPTER 42, ARTICLE 15, OF THE PINELLAS COUNTY CODE, RELATING TO AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE ELIMINATION PROGRAM, INCLUDING SYRINGE EXCHANGE THE PUBLIC HEARING WAS PROPERLY ADVERTISED, THE AFT OF PUBLICATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED FOR FILING NO CORRESPONDENCES HAVE BEEN RECEIVED THE MATTER IS PROPERLY BEFORE THE BOARD TO BE HEARD >> DAVE EGGERS: THANK YOU, JEANNETTE DOES ANY OF THE — ANYBODY WANT TO HAVE THE PRESENTATION OR DO WE JUST — >> BARRY BURTON: WE HAVE A PRESENTATION FROM DR. CHOE, ON HIS END — THIS IS THE FIRST TIME YOU’VE HEARD THIS, SO I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE AND THERE’S SOME COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS, I KNOW THE SHERIFF WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON >> DAVE EGGERS: WELL, GREAT THANK YOU GO AHEAD >> DR. ULYEE CHOE: SO GOOD MORNING, EVERYBODY BRYAN, I’M GOING TO ALSO ASK GAIL AND DIANE CLARK TO SPEAK ON THIS, AS WELL, TO PROMOTE THEM, AS WELL >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: OKAY >> DR. ULYEE CHOE: SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THE PARAMETERS COMMISSIONERS, GOOD MORNING, EVERYBODY OBVIOUSLY GIVEN OUR HEALTH CARE SITUATION, OUR PRIMARY FOCUS HAS BEEN WITH COVID BUT, WITH THE HOSPITALS, AND DOH SORT OF PRIORITIZING SOME OF THE HEALTH ISSUES IN THE COMMUNITY, THE TOPICS OF MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE HAS ALWAYS BEEN ONE OF OUR TOP PRIORITIES HERE IN OUR COMMUNITY AND CERTAINLY THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC DID NOT STOP BECAUSE OF COVID IT’S STILL AN ONGOING THING AND IN SOME DEGREES HAS GOTTEN WORSE AS A RESULT TODAY WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE INFECTIOUS DISEASE ELIMINATION ACT THAT WAS PASSED BY THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF NOW TO BETTER ADDRESS THAT ISSUE, BUT ALSO FOCUS ON PREVENTING BLOOD BORNE PATHOGENS AND OTHER INFECTIONS AT THIS TIME I’D LIKE TO TURN IT OVER TO GAIL BADESH, THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR HERE AT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WHO HAS BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN THE OPIOID TASK FORCE TO REALLY TALK ABOUT THE SPECIFICS AND LANGUAGE OF THAT DISEASE, INFECTIOUS DISEASE ELIMINATION ACT >> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE THANK YOU, DR. CHOE I’M ALSO HERE TO GIVE DR. CHOE A LITTLE BIT OF A BREAK BECAUSE HE’S BEEN PRESENTING QUITE A FEW TIMES TO YOUR BOARD SO I WANTED TO GIVE YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR FROM SOMEONE ELSE SO, BRYAN IF YOU COULD ADVANCE THE SLIDE, PLEASE SO, LIKE DR. CHOE SAID, THERE WAS AN ACT THAT WAS SIGNED INTO LAW AND IT’S CALLED IDEA, OR THE INFECTIOUS DISEASE ELIMINATION ACT THAT WAS IN 2016, WHICH IT WAS SIGNED INTO LAW IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA AND WHAT IT DID IS IT ALLOWED FOR A FIVE-YEAR PILOT PROGRAM, IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, IN ORDER TO OFFER A SYRINGE EXCHANGE PROGRAM SO WHAT THEY DID IS THEY BASICALLY PILOTED A PROGRAM, AND ITS INTENTION IS TO PREVENT BLOOD BORNE DISEASE TRANSMISSION AS YOU’RE AWARE, IF PEOPLE SHARE NEEDLES, THEY ALSO SHARE BLOOD, AND THEN THEY SHARE THEIR BLOOD-BORNE PATHOGENS SO THE INTENTION WAS TO PROVIDE NEEDLE EXCHANGE, A CLEAN NEEDLE FOR A DIRTY NEEDLE, IN ORDER TO PREVENT THIS DISEASE TRANSMISSION FOR THAT PARTICULAR ACT, IT WAS AUTHORIZED UNTIL 2021, OR UNTIL THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY COMMISSION WAS ABLE TO PASS THE ORDINANCE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE SO, SUCCESSES FOR MIAMI-DADE THUS FAR AND JUST FOR THE FIRST TWO YEARS OF THIS OPERATION, THEY PROVIDED MORE THAN 600 HIV AND MORE THAN 500 HEPATITIS-C TESTS TO THIS POPULATION SPECIFICALLY TO THIS POPULATION AND SINCE THEN THEY HAVE ALMOST DOUBLED ALL THOSE NUMBERS SO THEY’RE PROVIDING ALL THESE TESTS FOR FREE IN ORDER TO LET PEOPLE KNOW THEIR STATUS FOR THIS PARTICULAR POPULATION THEY’RE NOT NECESSARILY ONES THAT WOULD SEEK HEALTH AND FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT KNOW A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HIV, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO KNOW THEIR STATUS BECAUSE IF WE KNOW THEIR STATUS WE CAN ALSO HELP THEM FIND TREATMENT AND REDUCE THEIR VIRAL LOAD WHICH WILL, AGAIN, HELP PREVENT DISEASE TRANSMISSION SO IT’S VERY IMPORTANT

ANOTHER PART OF THE PROGRAM IS TO PROVIDE NALOXONE AND BETWEEN MARCH AND JANUARY OF 2020, THEY PASSED OUT ALMOST 3,000 BOXES OF NALOXONE NOW ANECDOTALLY THE OPIOID DEATHS ALSO DECREASED I WOULDN’T SAY IT WAS CAUSAL BUT I WILL SAY IT’S CAUSAL BECAUSE HAVING PEOPLE HAVE THE NALOXONE, WHEN THEY DON’T HAVE AS ROBUST EMS SYSTEM AS WE DO, IT’S REALLY DANGEROUS BECAUSE THEY’RE OUT IN THE COMMUNITY, THEY’RE DOING THINGS WHERE THEY DON’T WANT TO BE FOUND AND IT’S IMPORTANT FOR THEM TO HAVE NALOXONE IN THEIR COMMUNITY WHERE THEY CAN USE IT NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE SO THE EXPANSION BILL CAME INTO LAW IN 2019 SIGNED BY GOVERNOR DeSANTIS AND IT ALLOWS ANY COUNTY COMMISSION IN THE STATE TO AUTHORIZE A SYRINGE EXCHANGE PROGRAM, WE CALL IT SEP THE ORDINANCE IS THE INITIAL PART OF THIS WHOLE PROCESS WE DO KNOW THAT IN THE ORDINANCE, IT SAYS THAT STATE, COUNTY OR MUNICIPAL FUNDS CANNOT BE USED FOR THESE EXCHANGE PROGRAMS THEY HAVE TO USE GRANTS, DONATIONS, OR ANYTHING ELSE, AND EVEN FEDERAL DOLLARS, WHICH CAN BE USED, YOU CANNOT USE THEM TO PURCHASE THE NEEDS THEMSELVES SO IT’S A VERY — IT’S PRESCRIPTIVE PROGRAM AND I WILL SAY, FOR THIS PARTICULAR ORDINANCE, THE ENTIRE ORDINANCE IS VERY PRESCRIPTIVE, BUT IT IS ALSO ONLY A SKELETON BECAUSE I WANT YOU TO BE AWARE THAT THE ORDINANCE IS THE FIRST STEP BUT THERE’S A LOT MORE STEPS THAT HAVE TO HAPPEN BEFORE ANY OTHER PROGRAM IS INVOLVED THERE’S A PROCUREMENT PROCESS THERE’S A LOT THAT HAS TO BE DONE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE SO, THE RESPONSIBILITIES THAT ARE IN PROCESS OF THIS PARTICULAR PROGRAM, THERE’S THREE MAIN ENTITIES THAT HAVE TO BE INVOLVED THE FIRST ONE IS THE COUNTY COMMISSION AND THE SUBSEQUENT COUNTY STAFF THAT HELP ALONG THE ACTUAL PERSON THAT OPERATES THE PROGRAM OR THE SYRINGE EXCHANGE PROGRAM, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH THAT PROVIDES THE ADVICE AND THE CONSULTATION AND THAT’S WHY WE’RE HERE TODAY BECAUSE AS DISEASE EXPERTS WE’RE HERE TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND WHY THIS PROGRAM IS REALLY IMPORTANT NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE SO I’M GOING TO GO THROUGH A LITTLE BIT OF THE PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITIES AND ALLOW YOU JUST TO SEE AN OVERVIEW BUT AGAIN, THE ORDINANCE OF THE SKELETON, THE ACTUAL PROGRAM COULD TAKE UP TO A YEAR TO IMPLEMENT, BECAUSE IT’S GOING TO BE IMPORTANT FOR US TO DO THIS SLOWLY AND CORRECTLY IF IT IS APPROVED SO, AGAIN, THE COUNTY COMMISSION HAS TO PROVIDE THE ORDINANCE, AND THEY HAVE TO AGREE TO THE ORDINANCE, IF THEY SEE HIT THEY HAVE TO ENTER INTO A LETTER OF AGREEMENT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND THAT’S ACTUALLY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ALL ORDINANCES IN ALL COUNTIES HAVE TO AGREE WITH THE ORDINANCE LANGUAGE THAT’S IN THE LETTER, AND IT’S PROVIDED IN YOUR PACKET TODAY AND THEN FURTHERMORE, YOU ENLIST THE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO DO ALL OF YOUR ONGOING OPERATIONAL ADVICE, WHICH IS WHAT YOU’RE USED TO DOING AS FAR AS PUBLIC HEALTH ENTITIES AND CONTROL MATTERS NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE SO, THE COUNTY COMMISSION, USING THE ORDINANCE, CAN ONLY CONTRACT, AND THAT’S WITH THE STAFF AND THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS, CONTRACT WITH ONE OF THESE PARTICULAR ENTITIES NO OTHER ENTITY OUTSIDE OF THIS CAN DO THIS PARTICULAR PROGRAM AND IT’S SPECIFIC IN A WAY TO TAKE THE PEOPLE THAT CAN ACTUAL HANDLE THIS TYPE OF PROGRAM AND THIS TYPE OF PROCESS BECAUSE THERE’S A LOT OF MORE PRESCRIPTIVE THINGS THAT THEY HAVE TO DO NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE SO, THE ACTUAL OPERATOR OF THE SYRINGE EXCHANGE PROGRAM GROUP OR ENTITY, THEY HAVE TO FOLLOW VERY STRICT GUIDELINES AND THE COUNTY COMMISSION AND THE COUNTY STAFF CAN ACTUALLY BE VERY PRESCRIPTIVE OF WHAT THEY WANT AND THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF THIS IS ONLY A ONE-TO-ONE NEEDLE AND SYRINGE EXCHANGE YOU CANNOT BRING IN TEN DIRTY NEEDLES AND GET 100 IT HAS TO BE ONE FOR ONE.pTHE M HAVE PROVIDED, THEY ACTUALLY HAVE TAKEN IN LESS — THEY HAVE TAKEN IN MORE NEEDLES THAN THEY HAVE PASSED OUT SO THAT’S GOOD NEWS ACTUALLY THE DIRTY NEEDLES ARE COMING OFF THE STREET THE DANGER OF NEEDLE STICKS ARE OFF, SO IT’S IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO PULL THEM IN AND GET THEM PUT INTO THE WASTE STREAM EACH OF THE PROGRAMS HAVE TO HAVE OVERSIGHT AND ACCOUNTABILITY, INCLUDING SITE SECURITY YOU CAN’T JUST HAVE THINGS LEFT OUT FOR PEOPLE TO TAKE IT’S VERY IMPORTANT THAT THEY DOCUMENT HOW MANY THEY HAVE, HOW MANY THEY GET, AND HOW MANY THEY’VE PASSED OUT AND THEY ALSO HAVE TO DO, WHICH IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THIS PROGRAM, IS THE HIV AND THE HEPATITIS SCREENING IF THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO DO THE HEPATITIS SCREENING ON-SITE THEY HAVE TO REFER AND THE PERSON HAS TO BE ABLE TO GET INTO SOME TYPE OF TESTING WITHIN 72 HOURS PART OF THE REALLY UNIQUE ISSUE WITH THIS PARTICULAR PROGRAM IS, IN MIAMI, THEY’VE SAID THAT THEY’VE GOTTEN TO SOME FOLKS THAT NORMALLY DON’T SEEK TREATMENT AND NORMALLY DON’T USE SYSTEMS SO PART OF THE REAL IMPORTANT PART OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO BE ABLE TO LINK PEOPLE TO CARE, AND LINK PEOPLE TO TREATMENT LINK THEM TO SERVICES BECAUSE, REALLY, THE END GAME IS NOT THE NEEDLE EXCHANGE THE END GAME IS TO GET THEM TO BE A HEALTHY INDIVIDUAL

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE FURTHERMORE, AGAIN, THE DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION, EDUCATION, AND TREATMENT, WHICH IS WHY OPERATION PAR IS ON THE CALL TODAY TO TALK ABOUT THAT IMPORTANT PART BECAUSE, AGAIN, WE KNOW THAT THEY’RE IN CRISIS THEY’RE DOING DRUGS SO WE WANT THEM TO NOT DO THIS FOREVER THAT’S THE WHOLE POINT OF MAKING THIS TOUCHPOINT FOR THESE INDIVIDUALS THE NARCAN OR THE NALOXONE KITS ARE PART OF THE PROCESS SO THAT IS PART OF THE EXCHANGE AND THE DATA COLLECTION THEY CANNOT JUST DO THIS WILLY-NILLY THEY ACTUALLY HAVE TO DOCUMENT WHAT THEY HAVE, WHAT THEY’VE GIVEN OUT, AND HOW THEY ARE ENSURING THAT PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY SEEKING TREATMENT OR SEEKING SOME TYPE OF REALLY GETTING THEIR NEEDS ASSESSED AND ADDRESSED NEXT SLIDE SO AS FAR AS THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IS CONCERNED WE ARE TASKED WITH COLLECTING ALL THE DATA FROM ALL THE OPERATORS, AND REPORTING IT TO THE STATE, WHICH ALSO GOES TO THE GOVERNOR, AND MAKING SURE THAT THE PROGRAM, ANY TYPE OF CONSULTATION, AND ANYTHING THAT THEY NEED, WE CAN HELP WITH BECAUSE, AGAIN, IT’S DISEASE PREVENTION SO IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US TO BE ABLE TO ASSIST WITH THE START OF THE PROGRAM, AS WELL AS ONCE IT IS TO GO FURTHER SO, I THINK LIKE I SAID, THE SKELETON OF THE ORDINANCE IS VERY IMPORTANT BUT I THINK REALLY SITTING DOWN AND THINKING THROUGH HOW WE WOULD WANT THIS PROGRAM TO BE ACHIEVED, AND REALLY MORE OF A COUNTYWIDE EFFORT NOT NECESSARILY, WE DO NEED THE OPERATORS TO DO THE PROGRAM, BUT NOT MAKING IT SIMILARLY JUST FOR ONE INDIVIDUAL BUT THINKING IT AS A COUNTYWIDE PROGRAM BECAUSE, AGAIN, WE DON’T WANT TO HAVE IT DONE ONE WAY IN ONE PARTICULAR PROVIDER AND ANOTHER WOI IN ANOTHER PROVIDER A LOT OF OUR PROVIDERS ACTUALLY COULD WORK TOGETHER AND MAKE THIS A REALLY GREAT EFFORT NEXT SLIDE SO NOW I’M GOING TURN IT OVER TO DR. CHOE, WHO IS VERY ASTUTE AT ALL THE DATA AND YOU’RE USED TO HEARING THAT SO I’LL LET HIM HANDLE THE IMPORTANT PART OF THE DISEASE CONTROL PREVENTION PART THANK YOU >> DR. ULYEE CHOE: THANK YOU, GAYLE I’D LIKE TO TOUCH ON AND HIGHLIGHT THE BURDEN OF THE DISEASE AND CONSEQUENCES OF IV DRUG USE AS WELL AS OPIOID USE OVERALL HERE YOU CAN SEE SOME OF OUR TRENDS AND UNFORTUNATELY, WE ARE INCREASING IN TERMS OF DEATHS NOW THIS IS ALL DRUG RELATED DEATHS AND YOU CAN SEE OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS FROM ’15 TO ’19 WE’VE HAD A 136% INCREASE AND IN 2020, YEAR-TO-DATE, WE ID SEE AN INCREASE IN MAY, AND IN JUNE, AS WELL NEXT SLIDE LOOKING SPECIFICALLY AT OPIOID RELATED DEATHS, YOU CAN ALSO SEE SIMILARLY THAT THERE HAVE BEEN INCREASES OVER THAT FIVE-YEAR SPAN WITH 145% INCREASE FROM ’15 TO ’19 THE PREDOMINANT — FROM WHAT WE PRESENTED THE OTHER DAY HAS SHIFTED TO FENTANYL, AWAY FROM SYNTHETIC FENTANYLS, AND TO WHAT SHE’S SEEING IN TERMS OF DEATHS, THERE’S NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN, UNFORTUNATELY NEXT SLIDE LOOKING AT THE SORT OF THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT TRENDS, IT SORT OF MIRRORS THAT TREND SO YOU CAN SEE THIS TREND OVER THE LAST 2 1/2 YEARS THERE IT HAS BEEN A 261% INCREASE OVER THAT TIME SPAN AND WHICH ALSO MIRRORS THE 911 EMS TRANSPORTS, AS WELL AND THIS YEAR IN TERMS OF 911 TRANSPORTS, WE HAVE SEEN AN INCREASE THIS PAST YEAR AND IN TERMS OF 911 TRANSPORT REQUIREMENTS OF NARCAN, THE ANTIDOTE FOR OPIOIDS, ADMINISTERED INCREASE IN MAY AND JUNE, AS WELL SO SORT OF MIRRORING, UNFORTUNATELY THE DEATHS TREND NEXT SLIDE SO, OBVIOUSLY ONE OF THE PRIMARY FOCUS WITH THE ACT IS TO SORT OF PREVENT THE CONSEQUENCES OF THESE BLOOD-BORNE PATHOGENS, NOTABLY CHRONIC HEPATITIS-C YOU CAN SEE HERE THAT THE NUMBERS IN THEMSELVES HAVE IMPROVED OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS BUT CLEARLY WE’RE STILL SEEING WELL OVER 1,000 CASES IN OUR COUNTY, NEW CASES OF CHRONIC HEPATITIS-C ON AN ANNUAL BASIS KEEPING IN MIND THAT 60% OF HEPATITIS-C IS A RESULT OF IV DRUG USE THERE HAS BEEN SOME STUDY, LOOKING AT THE SYRINGE EXCHANGE PROGRAMS AND HOW IT WOULD BENEFIT SOME OF THOSE TRENDS AND THERE ARE SOME STUDIES THAT INDICATE THAT THOSE WHO ARE PARTICIPATING IN THESE TYPES OF PROGRAMS, THERE’S A REDUCTION IN HIV AND HEPATITIS-C CASES NEXT SLIDE SO, WITH HEPATITIS-A IT’S NOT PURELY A BLOOD-BORNE PATHOGEN BUT IT DOES DENOTE THESE TYPES OF BEHAVIORS WE DID SEE A HUGE OUTBREAK IN PINELLAS COUNTY IN 2019 FROM THE BEGINNING OF 2018 TO JULY OF THIS YEAR, WE SAW 495 CASES AND UNFORTUNATELY THAT NUMBER HAS INCREASED THIS YEAR WITH ONLY FOUR CASES REPORTED IN 2020 AND LARGELY DUE TO OUR VACCINATION EFFORTS AND COMMUNITY COLLABORATION BUT EVEN WITH HEPATITIS-A, ONE

OF THE RISK FACTORS DESCRIBED WITH THESE CASES FOR DRUG USE 55% OF THOSE DIAGNOSED WITH HEPATITIS-A REPORTED DRUG USE, AND 36% HAD REPORTED IV DRUG USE AT SOME POINT NEXT SLIDE IN TERMS OF HIV, IV DRUG USE DOES — IS RESPONSIBLE FOR 7% OF THE NEW CASES SO NOT A HUGE NUMBER HOWEVER, AS YOU MAY BE ALSO AWARE THAT PINELLAS WAS IDENTIFIED AS PART OF THE END THE HIV EPIDEMIC THIS IS A CDC PROGRAM WHERE THEY IDENTIFIED THE COMMUNITIES WHICH ACCOUNTED FOR OVER 50% OF THE p SO WHAT THAT PROGRAM DESCRIBED AND OUTLINED WAS 48 COUNTIES, WASHINGTON, D.C., PUERTO RICO AND ACCOUNTED FOR THAT PERCENTAGE PINELLAS IS ONE OF THE SEVEN FLORIDA COUNTIES IDENTIFIED AS PART OF THE EPIDEMIC AND WE DID GET SOME FUNDING AS A RESULT OF THOSE EFFORTS, AND OUR FOCUS GOING TO BE LOOKING AT THE HEALTH DISPARITY ASPECT OF IT, WITH 42% OF OUR CASES COMING FROM OUR AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY SO WORKING ON EFFORTS IN TERMS OF EDUCATION, IN TERMS OF ACCESS TO TESTING SO THAT WAS ONGOING ONE OF THE BENEFITS AGAIN, AS GAYLE MENTIONED WITH THE SYRINGE EXCHANGE PROGRAM, IT DOES PROVIDE THAT POINTS TO — TOUCHPOINT TO TEST FOR HEPATITIS, AS WELL AS HIV AND THEN ULTIMATELY, IF THEY ARE DIAGNOSED, A LINKAGE TO CARE REALLY PREVENTING THAT FURTHER SPREAD AND CDC STUDIES STILL NOTE THAT ONE IN SIX OR ONE IN SEVEN PEOPLE THAT HAVE HIV DO NOT REALIZE THEY HAVE HIV, AND IS UNKNOWINGLY SPREADING IT TO THE COMMUNITY SO WITH THAT, THE NEXT SLIDE I’LL — WITH THAT, THIS IS MY LAST SLIDE HERE, I’LL TURN IT OVER TO DIANNE CLARKE WHO CO-CHAIRS THE OPIOID TASK FORCE SHE’S ALSO THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT AS IT PERTAINS TO ADDICTION, AS WELL AS MEDICATION AND THERAPY, SO JUST FINAL THOUGHTS, DIANNE? >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: DIANNE, YOU’LL HAVE TO UNMUTE YOURSELF >> HOW’S THAT? >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: THAT’S BETTER >> THANK YOU GOOD MORNING, AND THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING THIS IMPORTANT ORDINANCE FOR OUR COUNTY AS DR. CHOE SAID, WE’RE CO-CHAIRS TOGETHER OF THE OPIOID TASK FORCE, AND I’VE BEEN DOING THIS WORK SINCE 1980 AND I WANT TO ADVOCATE FOR YOUR SUPPORT FOR THIS ORDINANCE THAT WOULD ALIGN PINELLAS COUNTY WITH THE CURRENT STATE LAW IT’S AN IMPORTANT STEP TO REACH FOLKS IN NEED THE CDC REPORTS THAT PEOPLE WITH OPIOID USE DISORDER ARE MORE LIKELY TO DIE THAN OTHER FOLKS IN THEIR OWN AGE GROUP FROM DISEASES SUCH AS HIV, HEP-C AND INFECTIONS LIKE ENDOCARDITIS BUT PEOPLE WHO HAVE ACCESS TO SYRINGE EXCHANGE PROGRAMS ARE MORE LIKELY TO ENTER TREATMENT AND REDUCE THEIR IV DRUG USE PEOPLE WHO USE A SYRINGE PROGRAM ARE FIVE TIMES MORE LIKELY TO ENTER TREATMENT, AND EVEN THOSE WHO JUST INJECT DRUGS AND USE THE SYRINGE PROGRAM ARE THREE TIMES AS LIKELY TO REPORT A REDUCTION IN THEIR INTRAVENOUS FREQUENCY THIS ORDINANCE GIVES US THE OPPORTUNITY TO REACH PEOPLE WHO NEED SERVICES THAT WE’RE NOT REACHING NOW RITA NEWMAN REPORTED JUST YESTERDAY THAT PINELLAS COUNTY IS ON TRACK TO HAVE MORE THAN 500 DEATHS FROM OVERDOSE THIS CALENDAR YEAR AND IN THE LAST TWO MONTHS, HAVE SEEN 60 PEOPLE EACH MONTH DIE, WHEN IT WAS 30 A MONTH LAST YEAR THIS SAME TIME TWO PEOPLE A DAY ARE DYING FROM OVERDOSE NOT ONLY FROM OPIOIDS, BUT FROM COCAINE AND AMPHETAMINES, AS WELL WE KNOW THIS IS A NATIONAL TREND, AND THE U.S. EXPECTS TO SEE THE SHARPEST INCREASE IN OVERDOSE DEATHS SINCE 2016 THIS IS DUE TO THE CURRENT SOCIAL ISOLATION, CHANGES IN THE DRUG SUPPLY, AND WE KNOW THAT DURING TIMES OF ECONOMIC DOWNTURNS, MORE OVERDOSE DEATHS OCCUR THIS ORDINANCE WOULD ALLOW OUR COMMUNITY TO BUILD ON THE OUTREACH EFFORTS THAT YOU HAVE FUNDED, SUCH AS THE NALOXONE DISTRIBUTION FOR THE HOMELESS, AND THOSE AT HIGH RISK OF OVERDOSE THROUGH THE HOMELESS OVERDOSE MITIGATION AND ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM, THE HOME PROGRAM, AS IT’S CALLED IT WOULD ALLOW US TO BRING HEALTH AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PARTNERS TOGETHER FOR A ROBUST PROGRAM, AND TO CONTINUE TO DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE SYSTEM OF CARE FOR OUR COMMUNITY EVERY VISIT TO A SYRINGE EXCHANGE PROGRAM IS A CHANCE FOR INTERVENTION, AND TO HELP PEOPLE MAKE HEALTHY CHANGES IN BEHAVIOR IT GIVES THE OPPORTUNITY TO EDUCATE PEOPLE ABOUT PREVENTING OVERDOSE, AVOIDING SYRINGE SHARING, AND HOW TO ACCESS PHYSICAL HEALTH AND DISEASE PREVENTION SERVICES

EVERY VISIT HAS A LIFE-SAVING POTENTIAL THROUGH DISTRIBUTION OF NALOXONE AND REFERRAL TO TREATMENT AND TO REACH THOSE THAT WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO PREVIOUSLY REACH AND I JUST WANT TO LEAVE YOU WITH THIS, THAT TREATMENT IS EFFECTIVE, AND THE SURGEON GENERAL REPORTS CALLED FACING ADDICTION IN AMERICA LETS US KNOW THAT MORE THAN 25 MILLION PEOPLE WITH A PREVIOUS SUBSTANCE ABUSE DISORDER ARE IN REMISSION THAT’S 25 MILLION PEOPLE ARE IN REMISSION AND LIVING HEALTHY, PRODUCTIVE LIVES AND SO, I URGE YOU TO CONSIDER PASSING THIS ORDINANCE SO THAT WE CAN HELP EVEN MORE PEOPLE LIVE A LIFE IN RECOVERY >> DAVE EGGERS: THANK YOU, DIANNE THAT WAS REALLY A GREAT REPORT BARRY, IS THERE ANYBODY ELSE — DOES THE SHERIFF WANT TO WEIGH IN? >> BARRY BURTON: THE SHERIFF IS ON THE LINE AND LOURDES IS ON THE LINE, ALSO THERE’S A FEW KEY THINGS AND THE SHERIFF BROUGHT UP A COUPLE OF CONCERNS HE HAD I KNOW YOU WERE ABLE TO TALK TO DR. CHOE LAST WEEK REGARDING THOSE BUT THERE’S A COUPLE STEPS THAT NEED — FURTHER ONE IS THE ORDINANCE THE OTHER IS THE CONTRACTS WE’LL HAVE TO ISSUE CONTRACTS FOR ANYBODY PROVIDING IT SHERIFF RAISED TWO CONCERNS TO ME ONE BEING THAT IT’S A ONE-TO-ONE EXCHANGE AND TWO, THAT HE WAS CONCERNED ABOUT THE MOBILE UNIT, THAT’S ANOTHER CRITERIA IN THE CONTRACTING THAT IS A BRICK AND MORTAR LOCATION SO, IF THOSE CAN BE HANDLED BY TIME FRAME VERSUS WITHIN THE ORDINANCE, BUT AGAIN, ALL THOSE SHERIFF, FEEL FREE OR ANYBODY ELSE REGARDING HOW WE MOVE FORWARD AND STRUCTURE THE PROGRAM >> BOB GUALTIERI: YOU WANT ME TO — >> DAVE EGGERS: GO AHEAD, SHERIFF >> BOB GUALTIERI: THANKS, GOOD MORNING, EVERYBODY JUST BY WAY OF HISTORY ON THIS I’VE BEEN INVOLVED IN THIS ISSUE FOR FOUR OR FIVE YEARS AS MY ROLE OF CHAIR OF THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION FOR THE FLORIDA SHERIFF’S ASSOCIATION THIS BILL WAS BROUGHT FORWARD IN THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE OVER A COUPLE YEAR PERIOD AND FRANKLY WE KILLED IT BECAUSE THEY’RE TRYING TO MODEL IT TOO MUCH AFTER THE MIAMI-DADE PROGRAM I WORKED WITH DR. TEWKS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI MEDICAL SCHOOL, FOLKS DOWN IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, MIAMI POLICE DEPARTMENT, ET CETERA, AND WE GOT TO THE POINT WHERE IT IS NOW, WHERE THE BILL PASSED, AND WE SUPPORTED IT AS IT PASSED THERE ARE A COUPLE OF EXTREMELY, I BELIEVE, IMPORTANT PROVISIONS THAT ARE IN THE STATUTE ONE OF THOSE PROVISIONS, SOMEHOW DID NOT MAKE IT INTO YOUR ORDINANCE THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF DISCUSSION HERE THIS MORNING ABOUT TREATMENT AND I COULD NOT AGREE MORE WITH THE IMPORTANCE OF THAT AND JUST TO HAVE PEOPLE BE ABLE TO EXCHANGE NEEDLES AND SYRINGES WITHOUT ANY INTERVENTION, WITHOUT ANY TREATMENT, WITHOUT ANY OPPORTUNITY TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF ADDICTION BUT FOR SOME REASON, AND I REALLY THINK THAT YOU ALL SHOULD DO IT I UNDERSTAND IT CAN BE INCLUDED IN A CONTRACT, BUT, YOU KNOW, I REALLY AM PUZZLED WHY IN THE DRAFT ORDINANCE IS THAT IN THE STATUTE, AND IT’S I’LL GIVE YOU THE SECTION NUMBER, IT’S UNDER 381.003(A) THAT IT BE UNDER 5, WHERE IT REQUIRES ON-SITE COUNSELING OR REFERRALS FOR DRUG ABUSE, PREVENTION, EDUCATION AND TREATMENT THAT’S OMITTED FROM THE ORDINANCE I REALLY, STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU NEED TO PUT THAT IN THE ORDINANCE BECAUSE, NOT HAVING AN OPPORTUNITY FOR INTERVENTION IS MERELY JUST PERPETUATING THE PROBLEM AND I UNDERSTAND, AND I GET THAT YOU’RE NOT GOING TO REACH EVERYBODY BUT THERE ABSOLUTELY HAS TO BE AN EFFORT AS OPPOSED TO PEOPLE JUST COMING IN, AND GETTING SYRINGES AND NEEDLES, AND JUST GETTING SYRINGES AND NEEDLES WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING TO STOP IT AND THAT HAS TO BE A KEY COMPONENT AND SOME OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS, I DON’T KNOW WHO YOU’RE GOING TO CONTRACT WITH, BUT SOME OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS, OPERATION PAR IS AN EXAMPLE, OBVIOUSLY HAS COUNSELING AND EDUCATION, YOU KNOW, RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO IT BUT IF YOU DECIDE TO CONTRACT WITH A MEDICAL SCHOOL, THEY DON’T SO, IT DEPENDS UPON WHO YOU CONTRACT WITH AND I THINK IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT IT BE IN THE ORDINANCE THE OTHER THING THAT’S NOT IN THE ORDINANCE IS THE REQUIREMENT THAT THESE KITS HAVE NARCAN, OR NALOXONE, IN THEM IT’S IN THE STATUTE BUT AGAIN IT’S NOT IN THE ORDINANCE THAT’S LESS IMPORTANT BUT THERE’S A COUPLE THINGS THAT ARE OMITTED ANOTHER THING THAT I REALLY, REALLY FEEL STRONGLY ABOUT IS THAT YOU BE VERY SPECIFIC IN THE ORDINANCE, AND I’LL TELL YOU WHY, IS THAT IT NOT CONTAIN ANYTHING OTHER THAN WHAT IS SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED AND THAT IS, THE SYRINGE, THE NEEDLE, AND NALOXONE ONE OF THE REASONS WHY WE OPPOSED THIS IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY — I SPENT TIME DOWN THERE, I SPENT — AGAIN I SPENT A LOT OF EFFORT ON THIS ISSUE IS THEY WERE PASSING OUT IN ESSENCE HEROIN STARTER KITS THEY WEREN’T JUST NEEDLE EXCHANGES

THEY WERE NEEDLES, THEY WERE SYRINGES, THEY WERE COTTON BALLS, SPOONS, RESTRICTIVE BANDS FOR ARMS, SO PEOPLE COULD SHOOT UP THESE KITS TURNED INTO ESSENCE FACILITATOR KITS SO PEOPLE COULD TAKE THE DRUGS IT’S ONE THING FROM A HEALTH PERSPECTIVE WHICH I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH AND I SUPPORT THE CONCEPT, IN THE INTEREST OF PUBLIC HEALTH BUT I DON’T SUPPORT THESE STARTER KITS AND I’M CONCERNED, DEPENDING UPON WHO IS ALLOWED TO DO IT, AND AGAIN IT’S GOT TO BE NGO, NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS IT CAN’T BE GOVERNMENT FUNDS BUT WE REALLY NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE RULES ARE EXTREMELY CLEAR THE OTHER THING THAT, AGAIN, I FEEL VERY STRONGLY ABOUT IS, BECAUSE OF WHAT WE SAW IN SOUTH FLORIDA IS THAT IT NEEDS TO BE LIMITED TO BRICKS AND MORTAR LOCATIONS REALLY ASK THAT YOU TAKE OUT OF THE ORDINANCE THE PROVISIONS THAT IT CAN BE DONE IN MOBILE UNITS WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY IS YOU HAD THESE PEOPLE FROM THE MEDICAL SCHOOL THAT WERE IN VANS, DRIVING AROUND TO CITY PARKS, PASSING OUT THESE EXCHANGE KITS WHICH WERE REALLY THESE STARTER KITS OUT OF THE BACK OF VANS AND YOU HAD MEDICAL STUDENTS THAT WERE DOING THAT I DON’T WANT TO SEE THAT HERE IN PINELLAS COUNTY I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH IT BEING IN A BRICKS AND MORTAR LOCATION AND PEOPLE CAN COME IN, WHERE YOU HAVE THE COUNSELORS, YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR TREATMENT, AND YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE APPROPRIATE EXCHANGE BUT, I DON’T THINK IT SHOULD BE ALLOWED IN A — IN A MOBILE WAY AT ALL, WHERE PEOPLE CAN JUST DRIVE AROUND THE COUNTY AND PASS THESE THINGS OUT SO THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT I HAVE CONCERN ABOUT I REALLY THINK THEY SHOULD BE IN THIS ORDINANCE YES, THERE IS A NEXT STEP IN THE PROCESS BUT, LET’S CODIFY THIS LET’S SOLIDIFY IT LET’S SET THE POLICY FOR THIS COUNTY IN THE STRONGEST WAY POSSIBLE SO THAT EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT THE RULES ARE, WHEN THEY CONSIDER THIS BECAUSE THERE’S A NUMBER OF OPTIONS FOR WHO CAN DO IT BUT THOSE ARE — THOSE ARE THE CONCERNS I HAVE, AND THEY’RE BASED UPON SPENDING THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS WITH THIS AND GETTING TO A POINT WHERE WE’RE OKAY WITH KNOWING THAT THIS WOULD COME TO A COUNTY COMMISSION AND WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO WEIGH IN BEFORE THE COUNTY COMMISSION IN EACH COUNTY COULD ADOPT THE BEST PRACTICES FOR THE SAFEST WAY OF DOING IT IN THEIR COUNTY AND I DON’T WANT TO SEE WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND THE WAY THAT IT WAS OPERATED DOWN THERE, BECAUSE I DON’T AGREE WITH IT I SAW PROBLEMS WITH IT AND OPERATE HERE IN PINELLAS IN THE SAME WAY I THINK WE HAVE TO HAVE SAFE IF GUARDS IN PLACE >> BARRY BURTON: COMMISSIONER EGGERS, CERTAINLY DR. CHOE CAN RESPOND IN TERMS OF THE ISSUES THE SHERIFF RAISED REGARDING THE ORDINANCE LOURDES IS ALSO ON THE LINE SHE COULD RESPOND — >> DAVE EGGERS: BARRY, I’VE JUST SEEN A COUPLE HANDS GO UP I SAW COMMISSIONER WELCH AND THEN I SAW COMMISSIONER PETERS SO I WANT TO LET THEM ASK A QUESTION NOW, AND THEN — OH, COMMISSIONER LONG AS WELL SO WE’LL DO COMMISSIONER WELCH FIRST, AND THEN WE’LL CIRCLE BACK AROUND TO DR. CHOE >> KENNETH WELCH: THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN I RAISED MY HAND BEFORE THE SHERIFF, AND THEN ADDED SEVERAL QUESTIONS SO I WON’T HIT ALL THOSE QUESTIONS I GUESS THE FIRST ONE KIND OF BASED ON WHAT THE SHERIFF JUST BROUGHT UP, IS THERE A TIME LIMIT ON THIS? IS THERE A DATE CERTAIN THIS HAS TO BE PASSED? >> BARRY BURTON: NO, DR. CHOE — DR. CHOE? >> DR. ULYEE CHOE: NO JUST TO GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE I KNOW THERE’S A NUMBER OF COUNTIES THAT HAVE ACTUALLY PASSED THE ORDINANCE BUT THEY’VE BEEN TAKING THEIR TIME IMPLEMENTING THE PROGRAM THE FIRST STEP OF THIS PROCESS IS TO GET THE ORDINANCE AND THEN THE NEXT STEP WOULD BE TO BRING THE MOU WITH THE DOH, AND THEN REALLY COMING UP WITH — WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS TOGETHER, COMING UP AND DEVELOPING THAT MODEL THAT WOULD WORK BEST FOR US I THINK WE SHOULD BE METHODICAL WE NEED TO MAKE IT THE MOST EFFECTIVE PROGRAM WE CAN HERE FOR PINELLAS COUNTY >> KENNETH WELCH: OKAY AND I’D AGREE WITH THAT WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS FOR AWHILE YOU KNOW, WE’VE HAD, I THINK THIS CAME UP WE HAD SOME FOLKS COME TO A MEETING, AND SPEAK UNDER CITIZENS TO BE HEARD, AND THEN WE INDIVIDUALLY MET WITH SOME FOLKS, BUT I THINK JUST BASED ON ISSUES THE SHERIFF BROUGHT UP, THERE’S SEVERAL I THINK, IT MIGHT BE WORTH A WORKSHOP AND MORE DISCUSSION ON IT ONE OF THE QUESTIONS I HAD FROM THE PREVIOUS PRESENTATION, JUST UNDERSTANDING THE LANGUAGE, GAYLE, THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRESENTATION, GAYLE YOU TALKED ABOUT OPERATORS WITH AN “S,” AND THEN OUR DOCUMENTATION SAYS WE HAVE TO PROCURE A DESIGNATED ENTITY AND THEN SOME OF THE ORDINANCE LANGUAGE TALKS AGAIN ABOUT AN OPERATOR SO CAN YOU HELP ME UNDERSTAND ARE WE TALKING ABOUT ONE ADMINISTRATIVE ENTITY WITH MULTIPLE OPERATORS BENEATH THAT? OR IS IT FLEXIBLE KIND OF UP TO HOW WE MODEL IT? >> YEAH, DEPENDING ON THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS AND HOW, YOU KNOW, WE HAD A DISCUSSION WHEN WE MET WITH COUNTY STAFF ABOUT, YOU KNOW, ENTITIES IN TOTO COME TOGETHER AND GROUP THEMSELVES AND PROVIDE THE DIFFERENT PORTIONS AND PIECES

LIKE THE SHERIFF SAID, MEDICAL SCHOOL WOULD NOT HAVE THE AGREEMENT ABILITY SO IF THERE’S A WAY FOR THEM TO COME TOGETHER WITH THEIR OWN MOU THEN THEY COULD BUT AGAIN THAT WOULD BE THE LEGAL DOCUMENT IN THE CONTRACT AND I THINK THAT WOULD BE, YOU KNOW, MAYBE A BEST PRACTICE, INSTEAD OF HAVING ONE PARTICULAR AGENCY DOING IT, AND ANOTHER PARTICULAR AGENCY DOING IT, IF WE BUILD IT, AND AGAIN I’M NOT THE BUILDER, I’M JUST THE — >> KENNETH WELCH: OKAY >> BUT MAYBE HAVE THEM DO IT IN THAT WAY SO IT’S REALLY MORE OF A COUNTYWIDE SYSTEM >> KENNETH WELCH: OKAY AND THEN THE SECOND QUESTION IS, IN SECTION 42.464(C) IT TALKS ABOUT HAVING MOBILE OR FIXED LOCATIONS ON THE FIXED LOCATIONS PART, WHAT ARE THE ZONING IMPLICATIONS? WHERE CAN THIS FIXED LOCATION BE? IS IT LIMITED TO WHERE A PHARMACY COULD BE? OR COMMERCIAL? OR WHAT ARE THE RESTRICTIONS IN TERMS OF ZONING OR HAVE WE LOOKED AT THAT? >> I’M NOT AWARE OF ANY ZONING RESTRICTIONS WHEN YOU HAVE SHARPS YOU HAVE TO HAVE A BIOMEDICAL WASTE PERMIT SO MOST CLINICS, MOST DOCTOR’S OFFICES, ALL TYPES OF PROVIDERS WOULD HAVE THAT BUT IT’S NOT MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THERE IS ANY TYPE OF ZONING ISSUE AND THEN THE PROVIDER WOULD HAVE TO BRING THAT BECAUSE IT’S PART OF AN OPERATION SO I’D DEFER TO THE COUNTY ATTORNEY OR ANYBODY ELSE IN ZONING >> DON CROWELL: COMMISSIONER, I’M NOT AWARE THAT WE HAVE LOOKED AT THAT SPECIFICALLY BUT OBVIOUSLY IT HAS A MEDICAL COMPONENT TO IT WE CAN CERTAINLY LOOK AT THAT FOR AN ACTUAL LOCATION BUT I THINK ANY PLACE THAT ONE OF THESE TYPES OF ENTITIES OPERATES CURRENTLY IS LIKELY TO BE APPROPRIATE FOR FIXED LOCATION >> KENNETH WELCH: BUT, OBVIOUSLY, I MEAN RESIDENTIAL WOULD BE OFF THE TABLE, YOU WOULD THINK? >> DON CROWELL: WELL, THE STATUTE DOES SPECIFICALLY REFERENCE ALSO MOBILE HEALTH UNITS SO, OBVIOUSLY ZONING IS NOT APPLICABLE TO THAT, IF THEY ARE MOBILE SO, AGAIN, I HAVE NOT LOOKED SPECIFICALLY AS TO THE FIXED LOCATIONS BUT, THE STATUTE DOES SAY THE PROGRAM MAY OPERATE AT ONE OR MORE FIXED LOCATIONS OR THROUGH MOBILE HEALTH UNITS >> KENNETH WELCH: OKAY I’M JUST INTERESTED IN WHAT PARAMETERS WE PUT AROUND A FIXED LOCATION AND I GUESS MY LAST QUESTION FOR NOW IS, JUST FOR DR. CHOE AND GAYLE, HAVE YOU ALL HAD ANY TAKEAWAYS FROM HILLSBOROUGH AND MANATEE? ARE THEY FULLY IMPLEMENTED? OR WHAT STAGE ARE THEY IN? AND WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THEIR EXPERIENCE? >> I CAN SAY THAT BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE, BROWARD, LEON, MANATEE, AND PALM BEACH, THEY ALL HAVE ORDINANCES IN PLACE PALM BEACH AND MANATEE HAVE GONE FORWARD WITH THEIR EXECUTED LETTER OF AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE BUT THAT’S AS FAR AS IT’S GOTTEN THEY HAVEN’T GOTTEN TO THE POINT WHERE THEY HAVE PRODUCTIVE PROGRAM ONLY MIAMI AT THIS TIME SO, THEY, TOO ARE PROBABLY STRUGGLING WITH DOING IT RIGHT >> KENNETH WELCH: AND WHERE IS HILLSBOROUGH? >> THEY HAVE THE ORDINANCE THEY DON’T HAVE IT RESOLVED YET BUT I KNOW THAT THEY BROUGHT IT TO THE COMMISSION AND THERE WERE SOME ISSUES WITH AGREEING TO IT >> KENNETH WELCH: OKAY THANK YOU THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN >> BOB GUALTIERI: MR. CHAIR, COULD I FOLLOW UP A LITTLE BIT ON COMMISSIONER WELCH’S QUESTION ON FIXED LOCATION? >> DAVE EGGERS: GO AHEAD >> BOB GUALTIERI: WE DEALT WITH THIS IN THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS THIS WAS DISCUSSED AND WHAT YOU BRING UP IS A REAL AREA OF CONCERN BECAUSE THERE’S NOTHING IN THERE, AS YOU’RE LOOKING AT IT UNDER 3 AND IT LISTS THE PLACES, IT SAYS IT HAS TO BE UNDER A CONTRACT, WITH ONE OF THOSE OPERATORS IT DOESN’T SAY IT HAS TO BE AT THAT PLACE AND THAT’S THE PROBLEM AND SO, SAME THING WITH THIS MOBILE THING, BEING ABLE TO TAKE IT SERIOUSLY THEY HAVE AND THEY WILL AND THEY’LL TAKE VANS AND JUST DRIVE AROUND AND PASS THESE THINGS OUT BUT IT WILL END UP IN PLACES, OR COULD END UP IF THEY FOLLOW THAT MODEL, COULD END UP IN PLACES THAT ARE NOT NECESSARILY THESE LOCATIONS SO, AND I’M NOT SAYING IT WOULD DIANNE, I’M NOT SAYING PAR WOULD DO IT, BUT OPERATION PAR COULD AUTHORIZE IT AND IT COULD BE A CONTRACT WITH THEM AND THEY COULD HAVE SOMEBODY ELSE DOING IT AND IT COULD BE AT ANY — IT COULD BE, OUT OF A HOUSE IT COULD BE OUT OF A STORE FRONT IT COULD BE OUT OF ANY PLACE ORIGINALLY THERE WAS THOUGHT THAT, AND WHAT I ADVOCATED FOR IN THE LEGISLATURE WAS, YOU KNOW, HOUSING IT IN DEPARTMENTS OF HEALTH AND THE LEGISLATURE AT THE END REALLY WANTED TO KEEP IT OUT OF THE GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES AND THAT’S WHY THEY PUT THE PROVISION AS A LAST-MINUTE ADD THAT NO GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR THIS THAT’S THE ONLY WAY IT PASSED, FRANKLY WITH THAT BUT THAT CONCERN ABOUT WHERE, AND, YOU KNOW, YOU TALK ABOUT NOT IN MY BACKYARD GROUP IF WE’RE NOT CAREFUL WITH THIS, THIS REALLY HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE VERY SIGNIFICANT IMPACT YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF UPSET PEOPLE SO AGAIN JUST FROM THE BACKGROUND THAT I KNOW AND DEAL WITH THIS FOR A FEW YEARS >> KENNETH WELCH: THANK YOU, SHERIFF I AGREE I SUPPORT THE CONCEPT BUT I THINK IT HAS TO BE VERY CAREFULLY CRAFTED SO WE DON’T GET UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

>> DAVE EGGERS: THANK YOU, SHERIFF THANK YOU COMMISSIONER PETERS? >> KATHLEEN PETERS: THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR I AGREE WITH THE SHERIFF 100% I MEAN, MIAMI-DADE IS A VERY DIFFERENT ANIMAL THAN PINELLAS COUNTY THEY HAVE A DESIGNATED FUNDING SOURCE THEY HAVE A VERY ROBUST SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM AND MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM THEY HAVE A DESIGNATED FUNDING SOURCE TO HELP FUND THEIR — THEIR MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SYSTEM AND THEY HAVE RECEIVING FACILITIES AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE STATUTE THAT WAS — AND WE PASSED MIAMI-DADE WHEN I WAS IN THE LEGISLATURE AND WORKED ON THIS FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND SO, IT’S VERY SPECIFIC I HAVE THE BILL UP, I’M SURE YOU GUYS DON’T, BECAUSE WE DIDN’T WRITE IN THE ORDINANCE EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS IN THE — IN THE STATUTE AND I THINK IT’S ALMOST JUST FOR CLARITY, FOR ANYONE THAT WANTS TO READ IT, I DON’T SEE WHY WE WOULDN’T INCLUDE SOME OF THAT BUT IT DOES SAY IT MUST BE CONTRACTED WITH A LICENSED HOSPITAL, OR A HEALTH CARE CLINIC LICENSED UNDER PART X OF CHAPTER 400 OR A MEDICAL SCHOOL OR A LICENSED ADDICTION RECEIVING FACILITY, AS DEFINED IN STATUTE 397 AND SO, I’M NOT SURE — OR I’M SORRY, I FORGOT ONE, A 501(C)3 HIV/AIDS SERVICE ORGANIZATION SO IT HAS TO BE A CONTRACT WITH ONE OF THOSE FIVE AND I AGREE WITH THE SHERIFF ON THE BRICKS AND MORTAR I DON’T THINK IT SHOULD BE MOBILE I KNOW, I’M VERY FAMILIAR WITH HAVING GONE TO MIAMI, I AGREE WITH THE KITS, AND I MORE THAN — I MEAN 100% ENTHUSIASTICALLY BELIEVE THAT COUNSELING IN SOME KIND OF INTERVENTION PROGRAM SHOULDEN PART OF IT BECAUSE IF YOU DON’T HAVE THAT EDUCATION OR INTERVENTION PROGRAM, THEN THIS DOESN’T PREVENT DRUG USE IT DOESN’T PREVENT IT AT ALL IT’S NOT GOING TO SLOW DOWN THE DEATHS FOR OVERDOSE WE ALREADY KNOW WE’RE ON PATH FOR SIGNIFICANTLY MORE DEATHS THIS YEAR THAN LAST YEAR AND THERE ARE 100 DEATHS LAST YEAR FROM THE YEAR BEFORE SO WE’RE ON A HORRIFIC TREND ON DEATHS FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE DYING FROM OVERDOSE MANY OF THEM USING NEEDLES AND THEY’RE NOT DYING BECAUSE OF THE REUSED NEEDLES, MOST OF THESE THEY’RE DYING FROM THE OVERDOSE AND SO IF WE DON’T HAVE A ROBUST SUBSTANCE ABUSE SYSTEM FOR PREVENTION, THAT’S REALLY THE BEST WAY TO STOP THE HIV AND THE OTHERS, IS HAVING A ROBUST PREVENTION SYSTEM FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND SO, THIS WOULD THEN BE AN INTERVENTION, AND UNLESS THERE’S SOME KIND OF INTERVENTION, SOME KIND OF ROBUST INTERVENTION WE’RE NOT GOING TO STOP THE DEATHS FROM THESE OVERDOSES I DON’T BELIEVE THAT THAT’S POSSIBLE SO MY RECOMMENDATION IS THAT WE KIND OF GO BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD ON THIS, AND WHETHER IT’S A TASK FORCE OR WHATEVER, BUT I THINK THE SHERIFF, IF HE CAN’T BE INVOLVED, THAT WE TAKE HIS RECOMMENDATIONS AND INCLUDE THEM BECAUSE THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS WOULD PROTECT THE PUBLIC ON A MUCH GREATER LEVEL >> DAVE EGGERS: COMMISSIONER LONG? >> JANET LONG: THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR AND I DO AGREE WHOLEHEARTEDLY WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE SHERIFF, AND THE COMMENTS THAT COMMISSIONER PETERS JUST MADE AND I AM — I DON’T KNOW THAT A MEDICAL SCHOOL IS EXACTLY THE TYPE OF PROVIDER THAT WOULD BE ABLE TO GIVE ALL THE WRAPAROUND SERVICES THAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR SO I WOULD LIKE TO SUGGEST THAT PERHAPS MAYBE WE DO AS COMMISSIONER WELCH SUGGESTED, HAVE A WORKSHOP IT DOESN’T HAVE TO GO ON ALL DAY LONG BUT ASK THE SHERIFF TO COME FORWARD WITH RECOMMENDATIONS THAT CAPSULIZE EVERYTHING YOU JUST SPOKE ABOUT, AND THEN MAYBE WE COULD GO FROM THERE SOUNDS LIKE A REALLY GOOD STARTING PLACE TO ME THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: MR. CHAIR YOU ALSO HAVE COMMISSIONER SEEL AND I THINK COMMISSIONER JUSTICE >> DAVE EGGERS: I WAS JUST GOING TO GET TO HER COMMISSIONER SEEL? >> KAREN WILLIAMS SEEL: THANK YOU THANKS TO THE REST OF THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ALREADY FOR THE COMMENTS AND TO THE SHERIFF I AGREE WITH EVERYTHING THAT’S BEEN SAID THE LOCATION IN THE HININBY WAS ALREADY A CONCERN OF MINE THE BRICK AND MORTAR AND WHERE WOULD IT BE AND HOW WOULD IT BE KEPT AWAY FROM RESIDENTIAL AREAS ALSO IF YOU COULD — I DON’T HAVE THE PRESENTATION IN MY AGENDA SO IF YOU COULD E-MAIL THAT TO US, THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL YOU MENTIONED OTHER COUNTIES HAVING THE ORDINANCE BUT IS IT REALLY JUST MIAMI-DADE AND PALM BEACH THAT HAVE THE PROGRAM IN PLAY AND RIGHT NOW, SO THAT’S ONE QUESTION THE NEXT QUESTION IS HOW MUCH DOES IT COST, AND THE THIRD QUESTION IS WHAT SOURCES OF REVENUE HAVE THEY FOUND, SINCE IT HAS TO COME FROM GRANTS AND DONATIONS FROM PRIVATE RESOURCES

THANK YOU >> SO MIAMI-DADE IS THE ONLY ONE THAT’S ACTUALLY DOING THE PROGRAM I’M LOOKING FOR THE AMOUNT, I DID SPEAK WITH DR. TEWKS ABOUT THE PROGRAM ITSELF WHAT THEY DID MENTION IS THAT THEY HAVE SOMEBODY WHO DOES GRANT WRITING 100% OF THEIR JOB SO YOU KNOW, BESIDES THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI BEING A PRIVATE ENTITY, AND WRITING GRANTS, YOU KNOW, TO LIKE THE ELTON JOHN FOUNDATION AND SOME OTHER FOUNDATIONS, THAT’S HOW IT’S FUNDED I’LL GET THE AMOUNT THAT THE MIAMI PROGRAM IS USING FOR OPERATIONAL COSTS BUT LIKE THE SHERIFF SAID, THEY USE A MOBILE VAN THEY ACTUALLY HAVE MORE THAN ONE VAN NOW SO THAT WOULD INCREASE THE COST, INSTEAD OF JUST HAVING A BRICKS AND MORTAR SEATED POSITION WHO DOES THIS PROGRAM AND AGAIN, THE FUNDING THAT THEY HAVE, THEY HAVE TO HAVE PRIVATE FUNDING IN ORDER TO ACTUALLY BUY THE NEEDLES BECAUSE NO FUNDING CAN BE USED FOR THAT >> DR. ULYEE CHOE: TO GET THE FUNDING IT’S GOING TO BE DIRECTLY PROPORTIONAL ON HOW ROBUST THE PROGRAM WILL BE WILL IT HAVE COUNSELORS? WILL IT HAVE PEOPLE ON SITE? SO I THINK IT REALLY DEPENDS ON WHAT THE MODEL THAT IS ESTABLISHED, WHAT IS BROUGHT TO THE COUNTY DURING THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS, AND OBVIOUSLY ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES IS BECAUSE GOVERNMENTAL FUNDS CAN’T BE USED FOR FINDING THAT SOURCE TO FUND THAT — THE MODEL THAT THEY DO PROPOSE >> DAVE EGGERS: COMMISSIONER JUSTICE? >> CHARLIE JUSTICE: THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN SO, AND BARRY MAYBE CORRECT ME, BUT I KIND OF TOOK THIS AS THE FRAMEWORK, AND A LOT OF THESE DETAILS THAT WILL BE BROUGHT UP WILL BE BROUGHT BACK INTO THE CONTRACT IS THAT CORRECT? >> BARRY BURTON: WELL, I THINK THAT WAS THE GENERAL CONCEPT, DR. CHOE YOU BRING IT FORWARD YOU CAN SORT OF SPEAK TO THAT THEY WANTED TO INTRODUCE IT THIS ACTUALLY GOT KIND OF PUT ON HOLD FROM AWHILE BACK BUT WITH EVERYTHING GOING ON, I THINK THEY WANTED TO INTRODUCE IT THAT SOUNDS LIKE THERE’S A LOT OF DETAILS, AND I WAS ACTUALLY SURPRISED WHEN I TALKED TO THE SHERIFF LATE LAST WEEK REGARDING SOME OF THESE AND I THINK THAT SOME OF THE COMMUNICATION DID GET LOST SO I THINK IF THERE’S AN OPPORTUNITY TO STEP BACK, WHETHER THEY WERE GOING TO ADDRESS IT IN THE ORDINANCE OR WHETHER THEY SHOULD ADDRESS IT TO THE CONTRACT, THE SHERIFF WANTS TO SEE SOME OF THAT STUFF IN THE ORDINANCE TO SET THE PARAMETERS OF THE PROGRAM I DON’T THINK THERE’S ANY CONCERN FROM STAFF FOR DOING THAT SO THEY CAN CERTAINLY TAKE ANOTHER CRACK AT THIS BEFORE THEY COME BACK >> CHARLIE JUSTICE: YEAH IT SOUNDS LIKE THAT’S WHERE THE CONSENSUS IS THAT SOME OF THESE PARAMETERS WANT TO BE TIGHTENED UP IN THE ORDINANCE RATHER THAN JUST IN THE CONTRACT IT SOUNDS LIKE TO ME THANK YOU, SIR >> BARRY BURTON: I WOULD AGREE >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMISSIONERS? I HOPE I’M NOT MISSING ANYBODY YEAH, BARRY, I KIND OF AGREE THAT, YOU KNOW, MAYBE WE NEED TO SEE THIS BACK IN A WORKSHOP FORM AND MAYBE ADDRESS EACH OF THESE ITEMS THAT THE SHERIFF’S BROUGHT UP, AND/OR ANY OTHER ITEMS THAT STAFF MAY HAVE THAT THEY’D LIKE TO DEAL WITH IT SO I THINK THAT WOULD BE A GREAT FIRST STEP I DON’T WANT TO — LET’S NOT PUSH IT OUT, THOUGH LET’S — >> BARRY BURTON: YEAH WE’LL GET STAFF TO HAVE A — I MEAN, A MEETING WITH THE SHERIFF, AND DR. CHOE, AND THE WHOLE TEAM, PUT ALL THE ITEMS ON THE TABLE SEE WHAT THEY, YOU KNOW, WHAT THEY CAN COME UP IN TERMS OF ORDINANCE AND PROCESS WITH GETTING TO THE FINAL, YOU KNOW, END PRODUCT AND WHERE EACH ITEM BELONGS SO LET US TAKE A SHOT AT THAT WE’LL PUT IT BACK ON, UPDATE YOU, AND HAVE ANY MORE DISCUSSION REGARDING THE STRUCTURE OF THIS BEFORE WE MOVE ON BUT THAT SHOULDN’T TAKE LONG >> BARRY BURTON: >> DAVE EGGERS: — IS LOURDES WITH US? I THINK SHE GOT BACK LOURDES YOU’RE OUT THERE ANY COMMENTS FROM STAFF? >> LOURDES BENEDICT: NO JUST [INAUDIBLE] SEVERAL MONTHS AGO — >> DAVE EGGERS: LOURDES, YOU’VE GOT TO SPEAK UP A LITTLE BIT >> LOURDES BENEDICT: CAN YOU HEAR ME? >> DAVE EGGERS: YES, THAT’S BETTER >> LOURDES BENEDICT: SO WE HAVE MET WITH THE [INAUDIBLE] OFFICE SEVERAL MONTHS AGO, AND IT WAS RECOMMENDED FROM THE ITEMS — >> DAVE EGGERS: LOURDES LOURDES? I’M SORRY YOU’RE FADING IN AND OUT, AND I KNOW SOME PEOPLE ARE HAVING A HARD TIME HEARING I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE ISSUE IS >> LOURDES BENEDICT: SORRY >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: I’M SENDING TECH SUPPORT UP THERE, COMMISSIONER >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY >> BARRY BURTON: WELL, LOURDES, OBVIOUSLY, AND DAISY IS ON THE LINE, TOO, BUT LOURDES JUST GOT BACK LAST NIGHT, SO I WAS TALKING TO HER ON THE PHONE, AND AGAIN, SHE WAS GOING TO PROPOSE SOME AMENDMENTS TO THE ORDINANCE YOU KNOW, SHE WAS JUST TEXTING ME AND SHE WAS GOING TO OFFER SOME AMENDMENTS TO THE ORDINANCE BUT THERE’S NO SENSE IN DOING THAT LET’S MAKE SURE WE HAVE IT RIGHT SO, YOU KNOW, LET STAFF SIT DOWN

AND GO THROUGH THIS AND MAKE SURE THAT THERE’S NO DETAIL LEFT OUT AND I THINK THAT’S A MORE THOUGHTFUL APPROACH I CERTAINLY DON’T WANT TO DO SOMETHING THAT, YOU KNOW, WE THEN HAVE TO COME BACK AND CODIFY LATER >> DAVE EGGERS: I AGREE AND I THINK JUST WANTING TO HEAR FROM LOURDES AND DAISY WHO SEEM TO WORK MOST CLOSELY WITH IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE BUT ARE YOU ANY BETTER OFF THERE NOW, LOURDES, OR DAISY? >> LOURDES BENEDICT: I’M IN MY OFFICE, I’M NOT SURE IF YOU CAN HEAR ME SO I’M SORRY >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY THANK YOU DAISY, ARE YOU THERE? DOIZ DAISY IF YOU RAISE YOUR HAND, I KNOW YOU’RE LISTENING IN BUT I DON’T SEE YOU ON THE LIST HERE HOLD ON ONE SEC, COMMISSIONER, I’LL GET DAISY ON >> BOB GUALTIERI: MR. CHAIRMAN WHILE SHE’S COMING ON, CAN I ADD ONE THING? >> DAVE EGGERS: GO AHEAD BOYLE I TALKED TO DON CROWELL ABOUT THIS, BUT THE CONSENSUS IS WHAT’S IN THE STATUTE IS THE FLOOR NOT THE CEILING NOTHING PROHIBITS YOU FROM BEING MORE RESTRICTIVE THAN WHAT IS IN THE STATUTE SO IF YOU WANT TO PUT CERTAIN PROVISIONS LIKE WHERE IT CAN’T BE AND YOU WANT TO EXCLUDE CERTAIN THINGS YOU CAN DO THAT AND I THINK THAT’S JUST IMPORTANT FOR EVERYBODY TO KNOW AS WE MOVE FORWARD TO THIS YOU’RE NOT LIMITED BY WHAT’S IN THE STATUTE AS FAR AS HOW YOU CAN PASS THE ORDINANCE >> LOURDES BENEDICT: AND HOPEFULLY I’M UP CAN YOU HEAR ME? >> DAVE EGGERS: NO, NO BETTER >> BARRY BURTON: WALK DOWN HERE, LOURDES, YOU CAN HAVE MY SEAT DAISY IS ON, THOUGH >> DAVE EGGERS: COMMISSIONER SEEL, WHILE WE’RE WAITING? >> KAREN WILLIAMS SEEL: YES, I JUST WANTED TO — I UPDATED MY AGENDA AND I DID FIND THE PRESENTATION SO, THANK YOU I DIDN’T WANT YOU TO E-MAIL IT AGAIN >> DAVE EGGERS: SO, IS SHE THERE? >> BARRY BURTON: DAISY IS ON THE LINE I’M GOING TO GIVE UP MY SEAT FOR LOURDES >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY >> LOURDES BENEDICT: OKAY HELLO, EVERYBODY HOPEFULLY YOU CAN HEAR ME BETTER >> DAVE EGGERS: WELCOME BACK >> LOURDES BENEDICT: THANK YOU FOR THAT REALLY WHAT I WANTED TO SAY IS THIS IS REALLY JUST THE BEGINNING DR. CHOE AND I WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT THIS AS LATE AS YESTERDAY THIS IS REALLY JUST THE BEGINNING THERE HAS TO BE A TEAM PUT TOGETHER TO WORK OUT, YOU KNOW, ALL OF THE DETAILS IT’S REALLY JUST TO GET THE BOARD’S APPROVAL TO MOVE FORWARD AND HAVE SOME OF THOSE CONVERSATIONS AND EXACTLY WHAT THE SHERIFF SAID AS FAR AS TIGHTENING UP, AND ADDING, YOU KNOW, THAT WE DON’T WANT MOBILE THAT WE WANT COUNSELING THAT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THESE TEST KITS ARE WHAT WE WANT IT’S SOMETHING WE CAN PUT IN THE STATUTE IT WAS REMOVED SEVERAL MONTHS AGO IN THE ORDINANCE I’M SORRY IT WAS REMOVED SEVERAL MONTHS AGO AFTER MEETING AT THE COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE BUT WE CAN ADD THAT ALL BACK IT’S NOT AN ISSUE >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY YEAH, I THINK THAT’S A GOOD IDEA DO YOU — DON, DO WE NEED ANY KIND OF MOTION JUST TO GIVE CON — A CONSENSUS TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE WORK FOR STAFFING AND FOR A WORKSHOP? >> DON CROWELL: NO, SIR I BELIEVE THAT THE DIRECTION OF THE BOARD, THE CONSENSUS THAT WE’VE HEARD DISCUSSED IS PRETTY CLEAR SO, FOLLOW BARRY’S DIRECTION TO WORK TOWARDS A EITHER WORKSHOP OR AT LEAST A REVISED ORDINANCE BASED ON THE WORKING GROUP OF STAFF INVOLVING THE SHERIFF AND DOH THE ORDINANCE CAN CERTAINLY BE, I AGREE WITH THE SHERIFF’S ASSESSMENT THAT WE CAN BE MORE LIMITING IN THE WAY THIS GETS OPENED UP THROUGH THE ORDINANCE AND WE CAN CERTAINLY TAKE THE DIRECTION ON THE POLICY DECISIONS TO DO THAT >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY, THAT’S GREAT AND I GUESS I’M SEEING A NODDING OF HEADS FROM ALL THE COMMISSIONERS THAT’S KIND OF THE DIRECTION WE’VE GOT NODDING YES? IS THAT A NODDING COMMISSIONER JUSTICE? [LAUGHTER] OKAY ALL RIGHT SO ANY PARTING COMMENTS, BARRY, OR DO YOU WANT TO MOVE ON? >> BARRY BURTON: NO, WE’RE GOOD WE’LL BRING IT BACK AFTER THE TEAM GETS TOGETHER AND HAVE ANOTHER DISCUSSION >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY THANK YOU APPRECIATE THAT THANK YOU, COMMISSIONERS FOR THAT CONVERSATION ALL RIGHT WE’RE GOING TO MOVE ON TO CITIZENS TO BE HEARD AND THE PUBLIC COMMENT AT THIS POINT ARE FOR ANY ITEM THAT’S NOT ON THE AGENDA ANY ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA WE DID — WE DID ADVERTISE A HYBRID MEETING ALL THE COMMISSIONERS ARE WORKING VIRTUALLY, BUT WE DO HAVE FOLKS AT THE MAGNOLIA ROOM TO TAKE ANY PUBLIC COMMENT THERE SO, I GUESS BRYAN I’LL TURN IT OVER TO YOU FOR THE PUBLIC COMMENT >> EXCUSE ME I WANTED TO SPEAK ON THIS BILL — >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: IF IT’S OKAY I’D LIKE TO START IN THE MAGNOLIA ROOM I KNOW WE HAVE AT LEAST TWO SPEAKERS THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON CITIZENS TO BE HEARD SO GO AHEAD AND START, WHOEVER IS OVER THERE AT THE MAGNOLIA ROOM GIVE US YOUR FIRST NAME, LAST NAME, SPELLING AND ADDRESS, PLEASE >> GREG POUND I WANT TO SPEAK — >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: WE’LL NEED TO UNMUTE THE ZOOM MEETING IN THE MAGNOLIA ROOM, PLEASE, COMMUNICATIONS PARTNER

>> ARE YOU THERE? >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: YES, SIR GO AHEAD >> I WANT TO SPEAK ON THE OPIOID PROBLEM I FILLED OUT A CARD FOR THAT AND I FILLED OUT ONE FOR CITIZENS TO BE HEARD I WANT TO SPEAK ON BOTH ISSUES >> DAVE EGGERS: GO AHEAD >> OKAY THE PROBLEM WITH THE OPIOID SITUATION WE HAVE IN THIS COUNTRY IS NOT — ONE THING THAT ADMIRE ABOUT OUR POLITICIANS, IS YOU GUYS DEAL WITH THE SERVICE PROBLEMS AND NOT THE ROOT PROBLEM AND THE PROBLEM IS TWO THINGS THE BIBLE SHOWS YOU THE TWO THINGS AND I DON’T KNOW WHEN YOU GUYS ARE GOING TO WAKE UP WE GOT DRUGSTORES ON EVERY CORNER WE GOT A MAJOR PROBLEM I’M DOWN AT THE PIER 60 THIS WEEKEND THE AMBULANCE DRAGGING PEOPLE OFF THE STREET OVERDOSES ONE RIGHT AFTER THE OTHER AND I’M SITTING THERE WATCHING THIS NOW THIS IS DOWN IN PIER 60 IN THE DAYTIME OKAY SO THE PROBLEM IS, THE BIBLE SHOWS THERE’S TWO THINGS ONE IS THE DESTRUCTION OF THE FAMILY AND THE OTHER ONE IS SEX OUTSIDE OF MARRIAGE AND YOU CAN LAUGH AT THAT IF YOU WANT IF WE AS A NATION AND A COUNTRY DON’T CORRECT THESE THINGS, AND IT DOESN’T START HERE IN PINELLAS COUNTY, FORGET THE REST OF AMERICA WE BETTER FIX PINELLAS COUNTY AND YOU GUYS, IF YOU DON’T SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING, I MEAN, YOU’RE THE LEADERS SOME OF YOU GUYS I DON’T RESPECT AS LEADERS BECAUSE YOU’RE THERE ILLEGALLY THE ONLY THING THAT YOU GOT THAT’S REPRESENTING GOD IS THAT SHERIFF BEHIND ROBERT GUALTIERI IS A STAR, IT’S CALLED THE STAR OF DAVID THAT’S WHAT THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT IS SUPPOSED TO REPRESENT, THE RULE OF LAW AND I DOESN’T OKAY SO WE HAVE A MAJOR PROBLEM IN THIS COUNTY DRUGSTORES ON EVERY CORNER TRUMP SAYS HE’S BRINGING ALL THE PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS OUT OF CHINA ALL OUR DRUGS ARE MADE IN CHINA? A COMMUNIST COUNTRY THAT HATES AMERICA? PUMPING ALL OUR PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS AND THEY’RE PUMPING MONEY INTO THIS COUNTRY TO DESTROY IT, AND TO DESTROY OUR YOUNG PEOPLE? AND IT’S COMING THROUGH THE DOCTORS GIVING ALL THESE PRESCRIPTIONS WHY AREN’T THE DOCTORS ARE RESTED? WHY ISN’T THE MEDICAL STAFF BEING HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR DISTRIBUTING DRUGS FROM CHINA THAT’S KILLING OUR YOUNG PEOPLE BY THE THOUSANDS OKAY AND THEN THE COURTS, AND THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT GETTING RICH OFF THE PEOPLE AND I THINK — YOU PEOPLE SHOULD BE CRYING LITERALLY I CAN BRING YOUNG PEOPLE IN HERE AND INSTEAD OF PASSING OUT THESE TREATMENT KITS, YOU NEED TO BE PASSING OUT BIBLES AND THAT’S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO THE ONLY SOLUTION IS A HIGHER POWER WE SAY THERE’S NO HIGH LIKE THE MOST HIGH, AND THIS COUNTRY’S BEING DESTROYED AND IT’S GETTING WORSE, AND WORSE AND IT’S GOING DOWNHILL WE’RE IN A BIG GRAVEYARD NOW MONEY — OUR MONEY IS GOING TO BE WORTHLESS LOOK AT THE PRICE OF GOLD YOUR DOLLAR IS GOING DOWN THEY DESTROYED THE DOLLAR WE’RE FINISHED AS A NATION THAT’S THE ONLY THING THIS COUNTRY HAS IS THE UNIVERSAL DOLLAR OVER THE PETROL DOLLAR WE SPEND MORE MONEY ON DRUGS THAN PETROLEUM MORE MONEY ON GAS AND OIL AND PLASTIC IS SPENT ON DRUGS IN THIS COUNTRY SO THAT’S WHAT I WANTED TO SAY ABOUT THAT THE OTHER THING CITIZENS TO BE HEARD, IS WE HAVE NOW THIS DESTRUCTION OF THE FAMILY I HAVE A DAUGHTER THAT THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, WHO ROBERT GUALTIERI, WE BROUGHT THE ISSUE UP, SHE HAS A DRUG PROBLEM SHE’S BEEN IN THE HOSPITAL FOR OVERDOSES WHO’S PAYING FOR ALL THIS STUFF? WHO’S PAYING FOR ALL MY KIDS’ TREATMENT, AFTER TAKING MY CHILDREN ILLEGAL FROM ME, FILING IN FOSTER CARTS, MEGAN GALLAGHER, THEN WE HAVE JIM COATS’ LAWYER OF NINE YEARS, YOU GUYS ARE BREAKING THE LAW YOU’RE THE PREDATORS PREYING ON THE PEOPLE AND WHEN THE PEOPLE SEE IT, THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO NEED PROTECTION FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT ARE WHITE PEOPLE THEY’RE THE ONLY ONES NO ONE ELSE IN THIS COUNTRY NEEDS THEM BECAUSE THEY’RE THE ONES COMMITTING THE CRIMES THEY’RE THE ONES THAT’S RUNNING EVERYTHING IN THE GROUND AND UNTIL THIS CHANGES, UNTIL THE PEOPLE WAKE UP, REPENT, AND STRAIGHTEN THIS THING OUT, BECAUSE IT’S GOING TO GET WORSE IT’S GOING TO COME RIGHT TO YOUR HOUSE AND YOU PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE FACED WITH IT, AND YOU’RE NOT GOING TO GET AWAY FROM IT THE CREATOR SAYS HE’S NOT GOING TO BE MOCKED BY MAN FOR WHATEVER MAN REAPS THAT’S ALSO WHAT-WHATEVER HE SOWS, THAT’S WHAT HE’S GOING TO REAP HE’S NOT GOING TO GET AWAY FROM IT LEGISLATURE IS TRYING TO FIX THIS FOR 15 YEARS — >> DAVE EGGERS: ALL RIGHT HOLD ON WE’VE GIVEN YOU AN EXTRA MINUTE >> THANK YOU >> DAVE EGGERS: THANK YOU BRYAN? >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: I THINK WE HAVE ANOTHER SPEAKER FROM THE MAG FOAL YEAH ROOM, MR. CHAIR >> GOOD MORNING, COMMISSIONERS DAVID BALLARD GEDDIS JR I LIVE ON GEORGIA AVENUE IN PALM HARBOR IN RELATION TO THIS HEROIN ISSUE FOLLOWING THE ATTACK ON THE “USS COLE,” OUR FORCES WENT IN TO AFGHANISTAN AT THAT POINT IN TIME, I SAW THE DEPLOYMENT OF OXYCONTIN TO FILL UP THE HEROIN MARKET, WHICH WAS DRYING UP AT THAT PARTICULAR POINT IN TIME NOW IT SEEMS AS THOUGH, IN MY FEELINGS, THAT THE MONSANTO CORPORATION HAS HAD TIME TO ESTABLISH ITS HEROIN PRODUCT IN AFGHANISTAN THAT THE HEROIN IS COMING BACK, AND THEY’RE TRYING TO DEVICE

WAYS OF MAYBE POSSIBLY LIKE THE MARIJUANA MARKET MAKING IT A MEDICAL HEROIN DISPENSARY PRODUCT AND I FEEL AS THOUGH THIS ISSUE OF HANDING OUT NEEDLES MIGHT BE THE LEADING EDGE TO THAT BRINGING BACK THE HEROIN, AND TRYING TO USE SOME SORT OF POLITICAL MESSAGE JI, IF YOU WILL, TO INSTATE THIS TYPE OF A MEDICAL HEROIN DISPENSARY THANK YOU >> DAVE EGGERS: THANK YOU, DAVID >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: MR. CHAIRMAN IF THERE ARE NO OTHER SPEAKERS AT THE MAGNOLIA ROOM WE’LL GO AHEAD TO OUR VIRTUAL PARTICIPANTS SO AT THIS TIME IF THERE ARE ANY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT WISH TO SPEAK ON CITIZENS TO BE HEARD GO AHEAD AND RAISE YOUR HAND VIRTUALLY IN THE ZOOM MEETING OR HIT STAR-9 ON THE TELEPHONE MR. CHAIRMAN, WE DO HAVE TWO SPEAKERS THAT WISH TO BE HEARD OUR FIRST SPEAKER IS JOSEPH SAUNDERS MR. SAUNDERS, IF YOU’LL UNMUTE YOURSELF, GIVE US YOUR FIRST, LAST NAME, SPELLING AND ADDRESS YOU’LL HAVE THREE MINUTES TO ADDRESS THE BOARD >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH MY NAME IS JOSEPH H. SAUNDERS, I LIVE AT 4916 62nd AVENUE SOUTH IN ST. PETERSBURG I’VE BEEN A RESIDENT OF PINELLAS COUNTY FOR 39 YEARS AND I’M HERE TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF THE ORDINANCE I THINK IT’S GREAT WORK THAT YOU FOLKS ARE DOING I’M ALSO HAVE BEEN THE CHAIRMAN OF OPERATION PAR FOR OVER TEN YEARS MY BROTHER DIED OF A HEROIN OVERDOSE ABOUT 20 YEARS AGO SO I’VE BEEN INVOLVED AND INTERESTED IN THIS AREA FOR A LONG TIME I ALSO WAS AN ASSISTANT PINELLAS COUNTY ATTORNEY FROM 1971 UNTIL ’87, AND WAS INVOLVED IN SETTING UP THE SUNSTAR SYSTEM AND SO I THINK OUR COUNTY REALLY HAS A HTORY OF LEADING THE COUNTRY IN PROVIDING COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CARE AND I THINK THIS IS AN ESSENTIAL TOOL, THIS ORDINANCE, TO PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE DRUG TREATMENT PROGRAM WITHIN PINELLAS COUNTY ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF OPERATION PAR WE’VE DISCUSSED THIS ISSUE THE PROS AND CONS OVER A NUMBER OF YEARS, AND WE HAVE A BOARD WITH DIFFERING POLITICAL VIEWPOINTS, AND DIFFERENT VIEWPOINTS ON HOW TO ADDRESS ADDICTION BUT ALL THE BOARD MEMBERS HAVE HAD EXPERIENCE WITH FAMILY MEMBERS AND ADDICTION AND SO, I THINK THE CONSENSUS REALLY IS, I CAN’T SPEAK FOR EVERYONE ON THE BOARD, BUT THAT WE REALLY DISCUSSED THIS, AND THE SCIENCE REALLY SUPPORTS THIS AS ONE OF THE WAYS THAT’S ESSENTIAL FOR A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO TRY TO PREVENT DRUG ADDICTION, PREVENT HIV, AND TO REACH OUT TO THE ADDICTION COMMUNITY TO CONNECT THEM WITH TREATMENT AND COUNSELING AND FOR THOSE REASONS I SUPPORT THE WORK YOU’RE DOING, AND I’M SPEAKING HERE IN FAVOR OF THIS ORDINANCE THANK YOU >> DAVE EGGERS: THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS, YOUR LEADERSHIP AND YOUR INVOLVEMENT OVER THE YEARS BRYAN? >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: MR. CHAIRMAN WE HAVE TWO OTHER HANDS THAT ARE UP OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS IS MR. DAVID WADDELL MR. WADDELL, WELCOME BACK IF YOU GIVE US YOUR FIRST, LAST NAME, SPELLING, ADDRESS FOR THE CLERK, AND THEN YOU’LL HAVE THREE MINUTES TO ADDRESS THE BOARD >> YES, GOOD MORNING, EVERYBODY HONORABLE CHAIR, THE ENTIRE BOARD AND STAFF BOY, IT’S BEEN A TOUGH COUPLE OF MONTHS HERE AND, AS I’VE SAID BEFORE, I WOULDN’T WANT TO BE SITTING IN ANY OF YOUR SEATS I COMMEND YOU FOR YOUR FORTITUDE I JUST HOPE THE COUNTY OVERALL — AND I’M JUST TOUCHING ON THIS IN A GENERAL MANNER HERE, I WANT TO SPEAK LATER, OF COURSE BUT HATS OFF TO YOU, AND SINCE WE’RE KIND OF STARTING TO TALK ABOUT OTHER STUFF, HEY, LET’S TALK ABOUT WE’VE GOT ONE OF THE BEST PIECES OF LAND IN THE COUNTRY AND WE’VE GOT A LOT OF FLOODING HERE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD CURRENTLY THE COUNTY HAS AN ADJACENT PARCEL, I’M SURE AT LEAST MR. WELCH, AND MISS SEEL BOTH REMEMBER THE BAYSIDE RESERVES PROJECT THAT LAND NOW AT ONE TIME WAS VALUED AT $1.2 MILLION WE CAN PICK IT UP TODAY FOR $600,000 I DID TALK TO PAUL COZZI RECENTLY AND I UNDERSTAND THAT THE EVALUATION AND ALL THE WORK THAT STAFF HAS PUT INTO THIS, WE RANKED VERY HIGH AS FAR AS FLOOD MITIGATION, IT’S CRITICAL TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD MATTER OF FACT, DURING IRMA, WITHOUT THAT TREE LINE OUT BACK

HERE, I THINK OUR WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD WOULD HAVE BEEN WIPED OUT MY NEIGHBOR CLOCKED 90-MILE-PER-HOUR WINDS BACK HERE WE HAD 11 TREES DOWN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THANK GOD NO ONE GOT HURT NO INFRASTRUCTURE WAS DAMAGED BUT, I’D LIKE TO GET AN UPDATE AS TO WHERE WE ARE ON THAT IT WAS ABOUT A YEAR AGO THE COUNTY WANTED TO SET ASIDE 250 ACRES OF ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE LANDS, AND HECK, IF THERE’S A CHANGE IN TOPIC WHERE WE CAN TALK ABOUT SOMETHING BESIDES THIS DOGGONE VIRUS, I KNOW YOU GUYS, YOUR STAFF, IS REALLY DOING A GREAT JOB AND SO ARE YOU BUT IF YOU CAN FIND SOME TIME TO UPDATE OUR COMMUNITY, WE’VE GOT 700 PEOPLE HERE AT THE PINELLAS GROVES HAMLET CITIZENS COMMITTEE, OF WHICH I’M THE PRESIDENT, AND WE’VE HAD THESE DISCUSSIONS, I KNOW KAREN AND KEN BOTH KNOW, THIS GOES BACK WELL OVER 13 YEARS AND IT’S AN OPPORTUNITY TO SET ASIDE 22 ACRES I KNOW THERE’S NOT GOING TO BE ANY MONEY TO WORK WITH ALL WE CAN HOPE IS THAT MAYBE WE CAN WORK WITH THE BANK, OR SOME OF THESE OTHER SOCIETIES THAT TRY AND SET ASIDE LANDS, BECAUSE IF WE MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY, YOU KNOW, THIS IS ONE OF THE ONLY AREAS LEFT IN THE COUNTY WHERE YOU’VE GOT 22 COMBINED ACRES ON WATERFRONT IN OLD TAMPA BAY AND MY GOD, IT IS JUST BEAUTIFUL YOU KNOW — >> DAVE EGGERS: HEY, DAVE — >> WE COULD GET PAST THAT EVENTUALLY >> DAVE EGGERS: HEY, GAVE, I THINK YOU JUST GAVE ME THE THREE MINUTES YOUR TIME IS UP NOW BUT WE’LL GET BACK TO YOU ON ANY OTHER ISSUE YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH >> THANK YOU, SO MUCH CHAIRMAN EGGERS I APPRECIATE YOUR HELP, SIR >> DAVE EGGERS: THANK YOU ANYBODY ELSE, BRYAN? >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: WE HAVE ONE MORE SPEAKER THAT WISHES TO BE HEARD AND I’M PROBABLY GOING TO BUTCHER THE NAME GLENDA MILLATANO IF YOU CAN UNMUTE YOURSELF, GIVE US YOUR FIRST, LAST NAME, SPELLING AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD YOU’LL HAVE THREE MINUTES TO DRESS THE BOARD >> GLENDA MILITANOG AND I LIVE IN GULFPORT AND I’M A HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER HERE AND I KNOW WE’VE HAD A LOT OF ISSUES ABOUT THE SCHOOL SYSTEM I KNOW YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT OTHER ISSUES BUT, I HAVE HEALTH ISSUES, AND I WAS TOLD THAT I HAD TO DO BRICK AND MORTAR SCHOOL I’VE BEEN TOLD TODAY THEY’RE GOING TO TRY TO WORK WITH ME, BUT THIS IS A REAL ISSUE WITH, YOU KNOW, I WANT TO TEACH THE KIDS IN PERSON I WANT THEM TO COME BACK TO SCHOOL, BUT IT IS NOT SAFE MOST SCHOOLS ARE NOT A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR STUDENTS TO BE IN AND THE QUARTERS ARE TOO CLOSE THE KIDS WON’T WEAR MASKS I’M SORRY, BUT THEY JUST WON’T AND TO TRY TO GET THEM TO NOT SOCIALIZE IS JUST IMPOSSIBLE HR WAS NOT VERY MUCH HELP WHEN I CALLED THEM SHE BASICALLY TOLD ME SCHOOLS ARE A BUSINESS WHICH IS NOT, IT IS A SERVICE AND, YOU KNOW, I FEEL BAD FOR THE ADMINISTRATION I FEEL LIKE THEY’RE TRYING THEIR HARDEST TO WORK THINGS OUT BUT, YOU KNOW, MAKING US GO BACK TO SCHOOL IN A REGULAR WAY AT THIS POINT, WITH PINELLAS COUNTY HAVING A HIGH RATE OF THE VIRUS, IS JUST NOT A POSSIBLE SOLUTION IT’S JUST NOT A VERY GOOD SOLUTION AND I WOULD REALLY, REALLY LIKE FOR YOU GUYS TO THINK ABOUT THIS, AND, YOU KNOW, DO SOME SOUL SEARCHING, BECAUSE YOU’RE GOING TO BRING KIDS IN, AND PARENTS, AND TEACHERS, INTO A SITUATION WHERE WE’RE GOING TO SPREAD THE VIRUS MORE AND IT’S JUST — IT’S SAD IT’S A VERY SAD SITUATION AND IT’S UPSETTING SO, I WOULD LIKE FOR THE BOARD TO REALLY THINK ABOUT THIS BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS ON THE 24th I KNOW WE HAVE TO GO BACK ON THE 13th AND I DON’T EVEN REALLY KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN BECAUSE OF MY HEALTH ISSUE I’VE HAD CANCER, AND OTHER HEALTH ISSUES AND I JUST DON’T FEEL COMFORTABLE BEING IN THE SCHOOL AROUND 17 — YOU KNOW, I HAVE 100 KIDS THAT I’M GOING TO NEED TALKING — BE IN FRONT OF EVERY SINGLE WEEK IN CLOSE QUARTERS SO, IT’S — IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT ME IT’S ABOUT EVERYONE YOU KNOW I JUST DON’T WANT ANYONE TO GET THIS VIRUS SO THAT’S ALL I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS MATTER

>> DAVE EGGERS: MA’AM, JUST THANK YOU FOR YOUR CALL AND WE WELCOME ANYBODY TO TALK TO US ABOUT ANY ISSUE IN THE COUNTY I KNOW THIS ONE IS OBVIOUSLY VERY NEAR AND DEAR TO YOU I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU WERE AWARE THAT THE PINELLAS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD IS THE ONE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF THE ISSUES THAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT YOU’RE TALKING TO THE PINELLAS COUNTY COMMISSION WHICH IS A DIFFERENT BOARD SO I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU’RE WELCOME TO CALL HERE AND EXPRESS YOUR FEELINGS, BUT JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU’RE TALKING TO THE RIGHT BOARD TO ADDRESS THE CONCERNS THAT YOU HAVE THANK YOU, MA’AM >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: MR. CHAIRMAN WE DID HAVE TWO OTHER HANDS THAT WENT UP IN THE TIME THAT THAT PERSON WAS TALKING OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS DAWN AND I DO NOT HAVE A LAST NAME IF YOU UNMUTE YOURSELF, GIVE US YOUR FIRST, LAST NAME, SPELLING AND ADDRESS YOU’LL HAVE THREE MINUTES >> OKAY, I ACTUALLY HAVE A QUESTION, BECAUSE THIS IS REALLY CONFUSING ON HOW YOU GUYS ARE DOING THE PUBLIC COMMENT BECAUSE IT KEEPS CHANGING EVERY WEEK IS THERE GOING TO BE A SEPARATE TIME FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE EMERGENCY ORDER? OR IS THIS THE TIME SLOT? >> DAVE EGGERS: DAWN, I’M SORRY ABOUT THAT I’M SUBSTITUTING SO I PROBABLY HAVE A LITTLE DIFFERENT APPROACH TO IT SO I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT YES, I SAID IN THE BEGINNING OF THE MEETING THAT WE’LL HAVE THE REGULAR KIND OF THE DISCUSSION ON PANDEMIC AND ANYTHING RELATED TO THAT ITEM COMING UP UNDER ITEM 7 — LET’S SEE — >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: 20 >> DAVE EGGERS: ITEM 20, LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY THAT SHOULD BE COMING UP IN JUST A LITTLE BIT >> OKAY SO I’M GOING TO WAIT THEN IS THAT OKAY? >> DAVE EGGERS: YES, NO PROBLEM THANKS, DAWN >> OKAY, THANK YOU >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: MR. CHAIRMAN, WE DO HAVE ONE REMAINING SPEAKER OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS APRIL LOTT, IF YOU’LL UNMUTE YOURSELF, GIVE US YOUR FIRST LAST NAME, SPELLING AND ADDRESS YOU’LL HAVE THREE MINUTES TO DRESS THE BOARD >> HI, MY NAME — GOOD MORNING, APRIL LOTT, PRESIDENT CEO AT DIRECTIONS FOR LIVING, LOCATED AT 1437 SOUTH BELCHER ROAD, CLEARWATER, FLORIDA I’M JUST — I JUST REALLY WANT TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF THE NEEDLE EXCHANGE I DON’T KNOW IF I’VE MISSED MY OPPORTUNITY TO SAY THAT I APPRECIATE, AND AGREE WITH THE VAST MAJORITY OF WHAT SHERIFF GUALTIERI HAD TO SAY, IN REFERENCE TO SOME TWEAKS AND MODIFICATIONS BUT I THINK THAT WE ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO MOVE IN THIS DIRECTION FOR ALL THE REASONS THAT HAVE BEEN — THAT HAVE BEEN OUTLINED BUT I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT I SPOKE IN FAVOR >> DAVE EGGERS: THANK YOU, APRIL YEAH, WE’RE GOING TO BE BRINGING STAFF’S INPUT FROM ALL THE DIFFERENCE FOLKS THAT MAYBE SPOKE THIS MORNING TO A WORKSHOP TO DEAL WITH THIS IN A WORKSHOP SETTING FIRST BEFORE WE BRING IT BACK FOR A VOTE BY THE COMMISSION >> OKAY >> DAVE EGGERS: THANK YOU, APRIL >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: MR. CHAIRMAN, THERE ARE NO OTHER CITIZENS THAT WISH TO BE HEARD >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY, THANK YOU, BRYAN APPRECIATE THAT OKAY WE’RE GOING TO MOVE ON TO THE — LET’S SEE, HOLD ON WE HAVE A NUMBER OF ITEMS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA 16 ITEMS OTHER THAN ITEM 6, WHICH I’D LIKE TO SEPARATE OUT, IS THERE ANYBODY ELSE THAT WOULD LIKE TO BRING ANY OTHER ITEMS — TAKE ANY OTHER ITEM OUT OF THE CONSENT FOR DISCUSSION? >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: YOU HAVE COMMISSIONER SEEL WITH HER HAND UP, COMMISSIONER EGGERS >> DAVE EGGERS: COMMISSIONER SEEL? >> KAREN WILLIAMS SEEL: YES, AGENDA ITEM 12 AND 15, PLEASE JUST SOME QUESTIONS >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY ANYBODY ELSE? >> KENNETH WELCH: MOVE THE BALANCE, MR. CHAIRMAN >> JANET LONG: SECOND >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY BRYAN WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND CAN YOU CHECK WITH PUBLIC >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: SURE AT THIS TIME IF THERE ARE ANY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO WISH TO COMMENT ON THE CONSENT AGENDA, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND VIRTUALLY IN THE ZOOM MEETING OR HIT STAR-9 ON THE TELEPHONE AND MR. CHAIR, IT DOESN’T APPEAR THAT THERE’S ANYBODY THAT WANTS TO SPEAK ON THE CONSENT AGENDA >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY THANK YOU ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE [AYES] ANY OPPOSED? MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY OKAY WE’LL COME BACK TO THE THREE ITEMS NOW ITEM 6, WHICH IS A DIVISION OF INSPECTOR GENERAL, A FOLLOW-UP AUDIT ON THE PINELLAS PUBLIC LIBRARY COOPERATIVE OPERATIONS AND INTERNAL CONTROLS THEY DID ORIGINAL AUDIT, AND THEY FOLLOWED UP WITH A SECOND AUDIT STILL SOME WORK TO BE DONE AND I JUST HAD SOME CONCERNS AND QUESTIONS AND BRIAN LOWACK WHO SITS ON THE BOARD WAS GOING TO BRING SOME OF THOSE COMMENTS FORWARD HOWEVER SHERYL MORALES WHO IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECT EF OF THE PINELLAS COUNTY LIBRARY COOPERATIVE IS WITH US THIS MORNING I KNOW THAT THEY ARE WORKING HARD TO MAKE SOME CHANGES BUT I WON’T PUT WORDS IN HER MOUTH I’LL LET CHERYL PEOPLE A LITTLE BIT ON WHAT’S GOING ON AT THE COOPERATIVE FROM HER PERSPECTIVE CHERYL? >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: CHERYL, YOU HAVE TO UNMIGHT YOURSELF ON ZOOM >> THANK YOU GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE COMMISSIONER EGGERS, THOSE WERE THE PERFECT WORDS TO PUT IN MY MOUTH SO THANK YOU FOR THAT AND THANK YOU FOR INVITING ME TO JOIN YOU TODAY

YES, THE BOARD AND I HAVE BEEN WORKING VERY HARD SINCE THE BOARD TOOK OVER THE PPLC ORGANIZATION, IN 2013 REORGANIZATION EVERY SINGLE POLICY HAS HAD TO BE REWRITTEN AND WE ALSO ACCOMPLISHED THE NEW INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT, A NEW STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE ORGANIZATION SO, WHILE WE ARE CONTINUALLY WORKING ON THE CORRECTING THE FINDINGS IN THE AUDIT, WE’RE NOT FULLY THERE YET >> DAVE EGGERS: SO TALK TO ME ABOUT JUST PREVIOUSLY, IF YOU COULD, ABOUT YOUR STAFF, OR YOU, YOUR STAFF, WHOEVER IS INVOLVED WITH THE BOARD, AND HOW DO YOU ADDRESS THESE ISSUES, AND HOW ARE YOU ADDRESSING AND PLEMTING THE DISCUSSIONS AND THE CHANGES, JUST SO THAT I — JUST SEEMED LIKE AN AWFUL LOT THAT WE’RE OKAY HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED BUT A LOT PARTIALLY AND SOME WERE NOT IMPLEMENTED AT ALL JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE HOW YOU ALL ARE ADDRESSING OR STACKING UP THE PRIORITIES IN YOUR MIND >> THANK YOU SO, I JUST WANT TO TAKE A SECOND TO REVIEW THAT LIST SO I CAN GO THROUGH THEM ONE AT A TIME WITH YOU THE NONIMPLEMENTED ONES, THE BIG ONE IS, LIKE THE CHANGES TO THE BYLAWS, AND THE CHANGES TO THE ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION THAT I’M WORKING WITH THE BOARD CHAIR ON REVISING THOSE THINGS THERE’S ALSO ANOTHER REVISION TO THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT ON THE GRANTS PART OF IT BECAUSE THE BOARD DECIDED THAT THEY DIDN’T WANT TO GET INVOLVED WITH APPROVING GRANTS SO THAT’S A CHANGE TO THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT, WHICH IS NOT UP FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS FOR REVISION AND THEN THE PARTIALLY IMPLEMENTED ONES ARE THINGS THAT JUST TAKE A VERY LONG TIME AND ALL OF THESE — ALL OF THE FINDINGS ARE THINGS THAT WE AGREE WITH, AND SOME OF THE FINDINGS ARE THINGS THAT WE BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF THE AUDITORS SO THAT WE COULD GET THEIR OPINIONS ON, AND SO THEY WERE INCLUDED IN THE AUDIT REPORT FROM THAT PERSPECTIVE SO WE ARE IN AGREEMENT, AND WE HAVE PRIORITIZED, AND LIKE YOU SAID, WE HAVE GOTTEN A LOT OF THINGS ACCOMPLISHED, AND EVERYTHING ELSE IS IN THE WORKS >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY WELL, THAT’S FINE AND MAYBE FROM TIME TO TIME YOU CAN COME BACK TO US AND GIVE US AN IDEA OF WHAT’S GOING ON IN TERMS OF THE REST OF THE IMPLEMENTATION SO WE DON’T HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE FOLLOW-UP TO THE FOLLOW-UP AUDIT OKAY? >> OKAY THAT SOUNDS GREAT >> DAVE EGGERS: QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMISSIONERS FOR CHERYL? OKAY, CHERYL APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE THIS MORNING AND LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO HEAR ON THE UPDATE OR YOUR PROGRESS ON THESE RECOMMENDATIONS THANKS, CHERYL >> FABULOUS THANK YOU, ALSO HAVE A GREAT — >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY WE’LL GO ON TO ITEM 12 COME BACK FOR MAYBE CAPTURE ALL THREE OF THEM IN AN APPROVAL ITEM 12, COMMISSIONER SEEL? >> KAREN WILLIAMS SEEL: YES, I’LL ASK MY QUESTIONS FOR BOTH ITEM 12 AND 15 12 WOULD BE, SINCE IT’S STILL WILL BE GOING OUT TO OUR SOCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS, AND OTHER ENTITIES FOR THE SURPLUS EQUIPMENT, I WOULD BE CURIOUS AS TO WHO MAY ACCESS THAT SO IF WE COULD JUST HAVE A BRIEF REPORT ON ANY SUCCESSES THERE, THAT WOULD BE GREAT AND THEN ON AGENDA ITEM 15, WE HAVE A BUDGET FOR THE REPLACE — ARCHITECTURAL BUT I’M CURIOUS WHAT THE OVERALL BUDGET IS FOR THESE NEW BUILDINGS SO THOSE ARE MY — >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: WE HAVE ANDREW PUPKE IS ON THE LINE SO WE CAN CERTAINLY ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE WAY IN WHICH THE SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AND ADVANCE NOTICE THAT — THE NONPROFIT HOW SUCCESSFUL THAT’S BEEN AND MEGAN ROSS IS ON AND CAN ANSWER QUESTIONS REGARDING THE OVERALL PROJECT >> DAVE EGGERS: ALL RIGHT GO AHEAD >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: ANDREW YOU’LL NEED TO SHARE YOUR VIDEO AND AUDIO IF YOU’RE GOING TO SPEAK TO THE COMMISSION >> ANDREW PUPKE: GOOD MORNING, COMMISSIONERS ANDREW PUPKE, DIVISION DIRECTOR FOR FACILITIES AND REAL PROPERTY COMMISSIONER SEEL, I BELIEVE I HEARD THE SECOND PART OF YOUR QUESTION, BUT, IF THE QUESTION IS CAN WE PROVIDE A REPORT ON THE SUCCESSES OF THE CONTACTS THAT WE HAVE WITH THE COMMUNITY

WE CAN CERTAINLY PROVIDE THAT N- INFORMATION TO YOU >> BARRY BURTON: I THINK SHE WAS ASKING HOW SUCCESSFUL WE’VE BEEN IN GETTING — IN WORKING WITH THEM SO, BECAUSE WE GIVE THEM ADVANCE NOTICE OF ITEMS SO HOW SUCCESSFUL HAS THAT PROGRAM BEEN WITH HELPING THEM WITH PURCHASING SOME OF OUR USED SURPLUS EQUIPMENT? >> ANDREW PUPKE: THANK YOU — >> KAREN WILLIAMS SEEL: ACTUALLY — WE’RE DONATING ANY SURPLUS EQUIPMENT, CORRECT? WE’RE DONATING SURPLUS EQUIPMENT BEFORE WE GO TO AUCTION? PLEASE.EW PUPKE: GO AHEAD – >> KAREN WILLIAMS SEEL: I JUST WONDERED HOW SUCCESSFUL WE ARE ARE WE DISTRIBUTING ITEMS TO OTHER NOT FOR PROFITS? >> ANDREW PUPKE: YES, I WOULD SAY THAT THE SUCCESS HAS BEEN AVERAGE, LIMITED PERHAPS IT’S BASED UPON THE INFORMATION THAT WE PUT OUT WHICH WE DO AFTER EACH APPROVAL OF AN OPTION BY THE BOARD WE HAVE A STANDARD COMMUNICATION THAT WE REACH OUT TO NONPROFITS THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN DESIGNATED BY THE BOARD, AS WELL AS THE SOCIAL ACTION FUNDING ENTITIES AND WE DO HAVE RESPONSES FROM THEM, AND WE DO DONATE THOSE ITEMS TO THEM THAT THEY ARE DESIROUS OF BEFORE WE REACH THE POINT THAT WE’RE READY TO START SELLING THOSE ITEMS THROUGH OUR AUCTIONEER SO OVER THE TIME THAT I’VE BEEN INVOLVED, I WOULD SAY IT’S BEEN AVERAGE, IT’S DEPENDENT UPON THE ITEMS THAT ARE UP FOR SURPLUS AT THAT TIME IF THEY HAVE NEED FOR THEM HOPEFULLY THAT IS AN ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION WE CAN CERTAINLY, TO MY EARLIER POINT, FOLLOW UP WITH YOU IF THAT’S THE DESIRE OF YOU OR THE BOARD TO PROVIDE A REPORT ON WHO IS ACCESSING THOSE, EACH AUCTION >> DAVE EGGERS: COMMISSIONER SEEL? >> KAREN WILLIAMS SEEL: I DON’T WANT — HOPEFULLY I DON’T WANT YOU ALL TO DO THIS EACH TIME MAYBE JUST AN ANNUAL REPORT OR SOMETHING, OR TWICE A YEAR, JUST KNOWING IF WE, YOU KNOW, WHO IS ACCESSING THE SURPLUS EQUIPMENT, AND IT’S JUST MORE OUT OF CURIOSITY THAN ANYTHING, BECAUSE SOME OF THESE ITEMS COULD ADD VALUE TO OUR COMMUNITY AND I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE ARE — THE NOT FOR PROFITS ARE UTILIZING THEM THANK YOU >> BARRY BURTON: ANDREW WILL GET THE REPORT TOGETHER AND SHOW YOU THE SUCCESS, AND HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF THAT >> DAVE EGGERS: ANDREW, IF YOU COULD JUST ALSO JUST GIVE US A LIST OF WHO YOU REACH OUT TO ON A STANDARD BASIS, THAT WOULD BE GREAT AND THEN MAYBE THE COMMISSIONERS MAY HAVE SUGGESTIONS FOR SOME OTHER PEOPLE THAT YOU CAN INCLUDE ON THAT LIST THANK YOU >> ANDREW PUPKE: CERTAINLY YES, SIR THANK YOU >> DAVE EGGERS: ITEM 15, BARRY >> BARRY BURTON: MEGAN? >> MEGAN ROSS: HI GOOD MORNING, COMMISSIONERS AND COMMISSIONER SEEL TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, YES THE CONSTRUCTION COSTS FOR THE FACILITY ARE LOOKING TO BE APPROXIMATELY $6 MILLION IT IS PROGRAMMED IN THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 22 AND ’23 AND ADDITIONALLY WE’RE LOOKING AT SUBMITTING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION COST AS PART OF THE COUNTYWIDE GRANT APPLICATION FOR THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANTS, THE MITIGATION FUNDING, AND WE’RE WORKING THROUGH HANK HODDE FOR THE COUNTYWIDE SUBMITTAL I BELIEVE ALL OF THOSE PROJECTS ARE GOING TO BE COMING TO YOU IN SEPTEMBER AT A FUTURE BOARD MEETING THANKS >> DAVE EGGERS: COMMISSIONER SEEL? >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: SHE GAVE THE THUMBS UP, COMMISSIONER SHE’S GOOD TO GO >> DAVE EGGERS: I CAN’T SEE HER THE MAGNOLIA ROOM HAS DISPLACED HER ON MY SCREEN IT WOULD BE GREAT TO HAVE HER BACK OKAY SO WE HAVE ITEMS 6, WHICH WAS THE DIVISION OF INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT ON THE PPLC, ITEM 12, DECLARATION OF SURPLUS AND AUTHORIZED SALE OR DONATION OF MISCELLANEOUS COUNTY-OWNED EQUIPMENT AND ITEM 15 WHICH IS THE RANKING OF FIRMS AND AGREEMENT WITH MASON BLAU AND ASSOCIATES FOR ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES COULD I HAVE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THOSE THREE? >> KENNETH WELCH: SO MOVED >> DAVE EGGERS: COMMISSIONER WELCH THANK YOU DO I HAVE A SECOND? >> KAREN WILLIAMS SEEL: SECOND >> DAVE EGGERS: THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER SEEL ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE [AYES] ANY OPPOSED? MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY OKAY THAT’S IT FOR THE CONSENT AGENDA WE’RE MOVING ON TO THE REGULAR AGENDA THE FIRST ITEM ON THE LIST IS THE LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY AND BARRY, I’LL TURN IT OVER TO YOU >> BARRY BURTON: COMMISSIONERS, THIS WOULD BE EXTENDING THE LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY FROM AUGUST THE 14th TO AUGUST THE 21st

AS YOU KNOW, WE ARE STILL ACTIVELY WORKING WITH ALL OF OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS, SHERIFF’S OFFICE, HEALTH DEPARTMENT, TO COMBAT THIS PANDEMIC THAT’S TAKEN OVER, YOU KNOW, NOT JUST OUR COMMUNITY BUT THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES AND THE WORLD WE HAVE SEEN SUCCESS HERE LOCALLY THE MASKS, THE COMBINATION OF THE MASKS, THE COMBINATION OF EDUCATION, PEOPLE PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING, LIMITING THE BARS AND LARGE GATHERINGS HAS HAD AN IMPACT, OR WE BELIEVE CERTAINLY DR. CHOE CAN SPEAK TO THIS, AND FROM HIS STANDPOINT, BUT, YOU KNOW, AS WE REPORTED THIS MORNING, AT A 4.9% POSITIVITY RATE OVER THE LAST SEVEN DAYS IT IS A BIT OF GOOD NEWS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVEN’T — WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR FOR AWHILE THE — AND EVERYBODY ELSE REPORTED THIS MORNING IS OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM HAS BEEN STABLE THOSE ARE GOOD SIGNS BUT IT’S NOT OVER AND WE’RE GOING TO BE AT THIS FOR AWHILE WHAT I WANTED TO TAKE THIS PORTION OF THE REPORT IS TO FURTHER ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF THE TESTING SITE AT RUTH PAUL MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY 7:00 A.M. TO 10:00 A.M AND AGAIN THAT ALLOWS ADDITIONAL TESTING THIS IS THE SAME TIGHT THAT’S A COMBINATION OF BAYCARE, RUTH ECKERT, CITY OF CLEARWATER, THE STATE OF FLORIDA, AND OUR OWN STAFF TO STAND UP THEY DO WANT A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL OR SYMPTOMS TO ACCESS THAT SITE WE STILL ARE WORKING THE MAHAFFEY THEATER SITE THAT IS COUNTY STAFF WORKING IN CONJUNCTION WITH ST. PETERSBURG AND THE STATE SO ANYBODY THAT WANTS TO SEE THAT TYPE OF INFORMATION, OUR TESTING SITE CAN GO TO OUR WEBSITE ON THE FRONT PAGE OF OUR WEBSITE TO GIVE YOU THE HOURS OF OPERATION FOR THE VARIOUS TESTING CENTERS AND ALL OF OUR OTHER DASHBOARD INFORMATION AVAILABLE DR. CHOE IS ON THE LINE SHERIFF IS ON THE LINE HE COULD ADD ANYTHING TO THAT WE WOULD ASK THAT YOU PASS THIS EXTENSION >> DAVE EGGERS: THANK YOU, BARRY DR. CHOE, MAYBE YOU COULD TALK JUST BRIEFLY ABOUT THE HOSPITALS THE SUPER-SNFs, AND THE SNFs YOU CAN DEFINE THOSE AGAIN FOR EVERYBODY’S BENEFIT AND TALK ABOUT HOW INTERRELATED THEY ARE AS TO CAPACITY FOR TAKING CARE OF OUR COVID PATIENTS, AND OTHER HEALTH PATIENTS THAT WE HAVE IN THE COUNTY >> DR. ULYEE CHOE: SURE, I’D BE HAPPY TO SO A SUPER-SNF, STANDS FOR SUPER SKILLED NURSING FACILITY IS REALLY, IT’S A DEDICATED COVID FACILITY EXPERTISE TO HOLD ON TO COVID PATIENTS FROM LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES AND THEY ARE INTERTWINED WITH HOSPITAL CAPACITIES, BECAUSE IF THEY DON’T HAVE THESE TYPE OF FACILITIES OR STANDARD LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES DON’T HAVE UNITS THEN THE ONLY OTHER OPTIONS ARE HOSPITALS I KNOW THAT WAS AN EVEN BIGGER ISSUE ABOUT A MONTH AGO BUT GIVEN THE FACT NOW WE HAVE TWO DEDICATED SORT OF SUPER-SNFs, GIVEN THE CHANGES IN SOME OF DISCHARGE CRITERIA FROM AHCA, WE’VE SEEN GREAT IMPROVEMENTS IN TERMS OF THE NUMBER OF COVID PATIENTS WITHIN OUR HOSPITALS AND TO DATE, AS OF AT LEAST YESTERDAY, WE HAD 266 COVID PATIENTS IN HOSPITAL BEDS, WHICH IS A HUGE IMPROVEMENT THAN WHERE WE WERE ABOUT EVEN JUST A WEEK AGO SO WE’RE REALLY HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION BUT, AS — ALSO TO HIGHLIGHT WHAT BARRY MENTIONED OUR SEVEN-DAY ROLLING PERCENT POSITIVITIES IS AT 4.9% SO, ONE OF THE LOWEST WE’VE SEEN IN A LONG TIME SO I JUST WANT US TO KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, AND CONTINUE WITH THAT SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MASKS >> DAVE EGGERS: THANK YOU, DR. CHOE DR. JAMESON IF YOU’RE THERE, IF YOU COULD MAYBE JUST HAVE ANY OTHER COMMENT AS IT RELATES TO THE HOSPITALS, AND OR PATIENTS OUR NURSES OUR, YOU KNOW, THE STATE NURSES OR WHATEVER JUST ANY COMMENTS YOU MIGHT HAVE AS IT RELATES TO THE HOSPITAL >> DR. ANGUS JAMESON: SURE, THANK YOU SO IN GENERAL, I JUST WOULD ECHO DR. CHOE’S COMMENTS THAT WE’RE IN A BIT BETTER SITUATION THAN WE WERE OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS OUR HOSPITALS ARE CURRENTLY DOING PRETTY WELL IN TERMS OF KEEPING UP WITH THE DEMAND ON THEM, BOTH FROM REGULAR PATIENTS, AS WELL AS FROM COVID PATIENTS I WOULD AGAIN ECHO WHAT I MENTIONED EARLIER CONCERN REGARDING PEOPLE BEING RELUCTANT TO SEEK CARE AT THIS TIME IF YOU ARE HAVING A MEDICAL ISSUE I WANT TO ENCOURAGE EVERYBODY TO PLEASE DON’T DELAY SEEKING CARE MAKE SURE THAT YOU GET THAT CARE WE’RE BEGINNING TO SEE MORE AND MORE EVIDENCE OF PEOPLE DELAYING

CARE AND HAVING WORSE OUTCOMES FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY, AS THIS GOES ON AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR RESIDENTS HERE IN PINELLAS KNOW THAT THEY CAN SAFELY ACCESS CARE IN OUR HOSPITALS >> DAVE EGGERS: DR. JAMESON, ANY UPDATES ON THE EPIDEMIOLOGY — ON THE EPIDEMIOLOGY FRONT? I KNOW THAT YOU HAD SPOKEN TO THIS A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO JUST TO LET EVERYBODY KNOW THAT THE BAD NEWS WAS IT PROBABLY ISN’T GOING TO DISAPPEAR BUT THE GOOD NEWS WAS IT WAS PROBABLY GOING TO BE A PEAKS AND VALLEY PROGRESSION OF THE DISEASE JUST THOUGHT IF YOU HAD ANY UPDATE ON ANYTHING THAT MIGHT BE — THAT YOU’RE READING ABOUT DR. CHOE OR DR. JAMESON >> DR. ANGUS JAMESON: SURE I THINK THAT ANALYSIS REMAINS UNCHANGED THAT WE DO NOT EXPECT TO SEE SORT OF MASSIVE WAVES FOLLOWED BY ALMOST NO CASES BUT RATHER WE’RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO SEE THE FIRE BURN WITH OCCASIONAL PEAKS AND VALLEYS I WOULD ECHO WHAT DR. CHOE SAID ABOUT OUR CASE COUNTS GOING DOWN AND OVERALL OUR PICTURE IMPROVING OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS BUT I WOULD ALSO SAY NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO TAKE OUR FOOT OFF THE GAS WE ARE STILL SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER THAN WE’D LIKE TO BE AND WE NEED TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY DRIVE THE DISEASE DOWN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE IN OUR COMMUNITY, PARTICULARLY AS WE LOOK FORWARD TO OTHER EVENTS IN THE COMMUNITY, SUCH AS, YOU KNOW, SCHOOLS COMING BACK TOGETHER, OR OTHER ISSUES I DO WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW TO CONTINUE THE PRESS TO REALLY KNOCK THIS THING DOWN AS MUCH AS WE CAN SO THAT WE DON’T HAVE AS MUCH IMPACT FROM THOSE FUTURE EVENTS I DO, AGAIN, STILL THINK THAT WE’RE GOING TO SEE THIS SORT OF WITH US BURNING FOR AWHILE AND THEN WE WILL LIKELY SEE PEAKS AND VALLEYS ALONG WITH THAT >> DR. ULYEE CHOE: AND I WOULD ALSO ADD THAT SOMETHING I MENTIONED THIS MORNING, AS WELL AS LAST WEEK, AS WELL, WE DO HAVE A VULNERABLE POPULATION HERE IN PINELLAS COUNTY WE WILL BE DISPROPORTIONATELY IMPACTED IN TERMS OF DEATH AND SEVERE OUTCOMES, INCLUDING HOSPITALIZATIONS AND OUR DEATH RATE, AND THEY’VE BEEN PUTTING THAT ON OUR DAILY REPORTS HAS CREPT UP TO 2.9% UNFORTUNATELY ONE OF THE HIGHER ONES IN THE STATE SO ANY INCREASES CAN HAVE THE ACCOMPANYING POOR OUTCOMES HERE IN THE COUNTY, AND SOMETHING WE HAVE TO BE MINDFUL OF IN PROTECTING OUR VULNERABLE POPULATION >> DAVE EGGERS: DR. CHOE, JUST ONE COMMENT, JUST IF YOU WILL, ON THE LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES WHEN WE FIRST STARTED OBVIOUSLY WE FOUND A LOT OF ISSUES AND PROBLEMS IN SOME OF THE LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES A LOT OF WORK ON YOUR GROUP, OUR STAFF, AHCA, A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS, TRYING TO GET INVOLVED AND TRYING TO GET OUR HANDS AROUND THAT STILL AN ISSUE WHAT ARE THE MAJOR, WOULD YOU SAY, WHAT WERE THE THINGS THAT ARE MOST IMPORTANT THAT WE NEED TO REALLY FOCUS ON THAT SEEMS TO BE THE AREA WE’RE RUNNING ABOUT 3% MORTALITY VERSUS ABOUT 2% IN THE REST OF THE STATE ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR WE CAN BE DOING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES THAT WOULD EVEN PERHAPS HELP THAT SITUATION A LITTLE BETTER? >> DR. ULYEE CHOE: COMMISSIONER EGGERS, YEAH, YOU DID HIGHLIGHT THAT WE HAVE SOME MADE SOME GREAT IMPROVEMENTS OVER THESE LAST FEW MONTHS, AND I THINK AGAIN WE’RE BLESSED TO HAVE THIS COLLABORATION OF COMMUNITY PARTNERS WE WERE ONE OF THE FIRST COUNTIES, FOR EXAMPLE, IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO LEVERAGE THE FIRE DEPARTMENTS THE DISTRICTS WENT OUT ON THEIR OWN TO REALLY HELP, AND PUT ALL HANDS ON DECK, VISITED THE SITES, HELPED THEM OUT WITH PPEs, HELPED THEM OUT WITH ASSESSMENTS, HELPED THEM OUT WITH GETTING TESTING, TESTING IN TERMS OF AHCA, HAS ALSO PARTICIPATED IN OUR TASK FORCE, MAKING SURE THAT THEY DO HAVE THE TESTING AVAILABILITY THE STATE DID IMPLEMENT THE TESTING FOR ALL THE STAFF EVERY TWO TWEAKS AND I THINK THAT’S BEEN GOING WELL REALLY SERVING AS SORT OF A SAFETY NET BUT I THINK A LOT OF IT IS JUST CONTINUING TO WORK WITH THE SAME PARTNERS, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, EMS, THE FIRE DEPARTMENTS, COUNTY GOVERNMENT, JUST AND THE HOSPITALS HAVE BEEN HUGE GODSEND, AS WELL JUST REALLY WORKING TOGETHER TO ADDRESS THIS REALLY VULNERABLE POPULATION IN OUR LONG-TERM CARE >> DAVE EGGERS: THANK YOU, DR. CHOE >> DR. ANGUS JAMESON: IF I COULD JUST ADD TO THAT, THAT THIS IS AN ISSUE FOR OUR POPULATION IN PINELLAS THAT WE’VE SEEN BEFORE WE SAW THE SAME THING AFTER HURRICANE IRMA, WHERE WE REALLY NOTICED THAT WE DO HAVE A LARGE NUMBER OF FOLKS OUT THERE WITH UNDERLYING CONDITIONS, OR WHO ARE PARTICULARLY ELDERLY, AND VULNERABLE FOR WHATEVER REASON THE HIGHLIGHT I WOULD JUST LIKE TO MAKE ABOUT THIS IS WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER AND THIS SHOULD BE A CALL TO THE REST OF THE COMMUNITY TO DO WHATEVER YOU CAN TO PROTECT THOSE FOLKS, KNOWING THAT WE HAVE A DISPROPORTIONATELY HIGH PERCENTAGE OF THOSE WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY >> DAVE EGGERS: THANKS, DR. JAMESON ANY OF THE COMMISSIONERS HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? THEY WANT TO FIRE AWAY AT THE FOLKS?

COMMISSIONER JUSTICE? >> CHARLIE JUSTICE: THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN ONE, JUST I WANTED TO THANK YOU AND OUR DOCTORS FOR HIGHLIGHTING THAT ONE OF THE REASONS I THINK WE’RE HAVING SUCCESS IS WE DO HAVE A MORE SENIOR POPULATION THAT IS TAKING IT SERIOUSLY BUT THAT IS ALSO ONE OF OUR HIGH RISK OF HIGH SENIOR POPULATION IN OUR LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES SO I APPRECIATE YOU AND THE DOCTORS HIGHLIGHTING THAT, AND EVERY TIME I SHARE THE DATA WITH FOLKS, I ALWAYS SAY, THE NUMBERS ARE LOOKING REALLY GOOD BUT IF YOU WORK WITH OR LIVE WITH SENIORS OR FOLKS THAT HAVE — ARE IN HIGHER RISK CATEGORIES, YOU HAVE A SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITY TO TAKE THOSE EVEN MORE SERIOUSLY AND TAKE ALL THOSE PRECAUTIONS THE QUESTION I HAVE WAS I READ THE ARTICLE, AND I THINK IT SHARED IT WITH SOME OF YOU, THAT WE WERE GETTING SOME OF THE IMMEDIATE TEST EQUIPMENT AND SOME OF OUR FACILITIES, AND I DIDN’T KNOW HOW FAR AND WIDESPREAD THAT WAS AMONG OUR LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES, IF YOU KNEW HOW WIDESPREAD, HOW AVAILABLE ARE THOSE IMMEDIATE TESTS THAT WE’RE GETTING? >> DR. ULYEE CHOE: I CAN SPEAK TO THAT I KNOW AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL, MEDICARE, MEDICAID HAVE BEEN WORKING DIRECTLY WITH SOME OF THE FACILITIES I THINK YOU’RE REFERRING TO THE ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTING JACKARANDA GETTING SOME OF THAT TESTING, OUTSIDE OF JACARANDA WE DO HAVE A FACILITY THAT HAS GOTTEN SOME EQUIPMENT THE OVERALL ARCHING GOAL IS TO TRY TO PRI A LOT OF THE FACILITIES TO HAVE THOSE POINT OF CARE SORT OF TESTS IN TERMS OF THE TIME FRAME, IN TERMS OF EVERYONE’S GOING TO RECEIVE IT OR ARE THEY GOING TO PRIORITIZE IN THE FACILITIES, I DON’T HAVE THE ANSWERS AT THIS TIME >> CHARLIE JUSTICE: OKAY >> DAVE EGGERS: COMMISSIONER WELCH? >> KENNETH WELCH: YEAH, I — YEAH, I’M PLAYING DAVE EGGERS TODAY SO I’M UNMUTING JUST A FEW THANK YOUS YOU KNOW, I THINK THE TRENDS AND THE DATA SHOW THE IMPACT OF THE DECISIONS WE MADE AND THE COMMUNITY’S RESPONSE, YOU KNOW, TO THE MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING THIS IS ONLY THE SECOND QUARTER I GET IT LONG WAY TO GO BUT I THINK IT SHOWS, IF YOU LISTEN TO THE DATA AND THE SCIENCE AND THE COMMUNITY THAT HAS BUY-IN THAT IT WORKS I JUST WANT TO THANK EVERYONE DR. CHOE, I WAS SURPRISED TO HEAR EXCITEMENT IN YOUR VOICE YOU’RE USUALLY SO CALM, BUT WHEN YOU TALKED ABOUT THE 4.9 SEVEN-DAY ROLLING POSITIVITY RATE THIS MORNING I MEAN, THAT’S A BIG DEAL AND APPRECIATE YOU BRINGING THAT OUT THE OTHER THING I JUST WANTED TO THANK THE TEAM FOR PUTTING THE TREND DATA FOR DEATHS UP ON OUR WEBSITE I WENT THERE THIS MORNING, I SAW THAT, THAT YOU HAVE THAT THERE ON THE PINELLAS COUNTY SITE AND THAT REALLY, YOU KNOW, SHOWS THE PICTURE OF THE PEAKS, AND THAT WE’RE ACTUALLY DECREASING IN THE DEATH — IN THE COUNTY FOR NOW SO I JUST WANTED TO SAY SOME THANK YOUS FOR THAT AND LOOK FORWARD TO IN THE SECOND HALF HERE CONTINUING THE PROGRESS THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN >> DAVE EGGERS: THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER WELCH I CAN’T SEE COMMISSIONER SEEL, BUT ANYBODY ELSE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? OKAY BRYAN? DID I HEAR SOMEBODY? >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: NO, COMMISSIONER EGGERS, I THINK YOU’RE GOOD TO GO AS FAR AS QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMISSION >> DAVE EGGERS: GO AHEAD, BRYAN >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: OKAY SO AT THIS TIME IF THERE ARE ANY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT WISH TO COMMENT ON THE STATE OF EMERGENCY, GO AHEAD AND RAISE YOUR HAND IN THE ZOOM MEETING OR HIT STAR-9 ON THE TELEPHONE MR. CHAIRMAN, WE DO HAVE TWO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT WISH TO SPEAK OUR FIRST MEMBER IS DAWN DAWN, I’M SORRY, I FORGOT YOUR LAST NAME IF YOU UNMUTE, GIVE US YOUR FIRST, LAST NAME, SPELLING AND ADDRESS >> YES, DAWN BOHLER B-O-H-L-E-R, ADDRESS IS 6 6678 54th AVENUE NORTH, ST. PETERSBURG GIVEN OUR POPULATION OF MORE THAN 974,996 OUR CUMULATIVE RATE OF 17,941 CASES IS ONLY 1.8% I FIGURE THE ONLY POSSIBLE WAY TO GET THESE HIGH PERCENTAGES WOULD BE TO CALCULATE THE TOTAL NUMBER OF POSITIVE RESULTS TO THE NUMBER — TOTAL NUMBER OF TESTS EACH WEEK IT WAS STATED LAST WEEK THAT WE HAD A 1% DROP FROM THE PREVIOUS WEEK BUT BASED ON THE NUMBERS GIVEN, 184 ZALELY TOTALLING 1,309 AND USING THE HIGHEST NUMBER PROVIDED FOR THE WEEK PRIOR, 230 DAILY TOTALLING 1,610, HAD IT AS OF LAST THURSDAY AT AN ACTIVE 0.14%, THE PREVIOUS WEEK ONLY 0.17%, AND WE ACTUALLY HAVE A 20% DECREASE IN CASES ACCORDING TO THE PINELLAS COUNTY COVID DASHBOARD, ACCUMULATIVELY WE HAVE HAD 2,400 ADMITTED IN THE E.R., 0.24% FOR POPULATION AND 1,723 ADMITTED IN THE HOSPITAL, 0.17% OF POPULATION DEATHS AT 502 IS 0.05% FOR POPULATION 0.8% OF OUR CASE TOTAL

GIVING OUR COUNTY A 7.3% OVERALL SURVIVAL RATE AND A 99% SURVIVAL RATE FOR THOSE OUTSIDE LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES AS A COUNTY WE ONLY HOLD 3.4% OF THE STATE TOTAL SINCE THURSDAY WE HAVE HAD 582 ADDITIONAL CASES, 0.06% PER POPULATION AVERAGING 116 PER DAY RESULTING IN A 45% DECREASE OVER A FIVE-DAY TIME SPAN FROM THE LAST WEEK WE ARE NOT, NOR HAVE WE EVER BEEN IN A LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY, AND YOU CAN’T CLAIM THE MATH AS IT IS A MATHEMATICAL POSSIBILITY TO HAVE ACTIVELY EXCEEDED A 1.8% POSITIVITY RATE EVER IT’S TIME TO RESCIND THE MASK ORDINANCE, BUT ABOVE ALL, I THINK IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO LAY OUT TO THE CITIZENS OF PINELLAS THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE CARES ACT FUNDS, HOW MUCH, TO WHOM, AND WHY, AND PLEASE RELAY THIS TO MAYOR KRISEMAN, GIVING THE THREAT OVER HIS JURISDICTION TO HAVE BUSINESSES SHUT DOWN WITH ONLY 7,406 ACCUMULATIVE CASES AT 0.7% FOR POPULATION AND 2.8% FOR CITY POPULATION >> DAVE EGGERS: ARE YOU FINISHED, DAWN, I’M SORRY >> YES, I’M FINISHED GROUP OKAY, THANK YOU, DAWN APPRECIATE IT >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: MR. CHAIRMAN WE DO HAVE TWO REMAINING SPEAKERS OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS DAVE WADDELL WELCOME BACK IF YOU’LL UNMUTE AND YOU’LL HAVE THREE MINUTES TO ADDRESS THE COMMISSION >> GOOD MORNING AGAIN, EVERYBODY DAVID WADDELL 4835 164th AVENUE NORTH HERE’S MY SITUATION AS A SENIOR I’M 62 STAGE 4 CANCER SURVIVOR TAKING CARE OF A FRIEND OF MINE THAT’S A CANCER SURVIVOR AND NEITHER ONE OF US HAVE BEEN BASICALLY ABLE TO LEAVE OUR HOUSE MY DOG IS SICK HE’S BEEN WANDERING AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD, BECAUSE HE FEELS LIKE A CAGED ANIMAL HE’S AN EX-COP, CURIOUS GUY SO I GOT TO SPEND MY 354 AND GET A GPS LOCATOR AND TRACKER FOR HIM MY DOG IS SICK I HAVE — I’M AFRAID I WAS SUPPOSED TO GO IN FOR ULTRASOUNDS, OKAY? MY LEFT LEG HAS GOT BLOOD CLOTS IN IT I’VE GOT DIARRHEA GOING ON SIX WEEKS STILL HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO GET MY TEST I’VE GIVEN UP ON THAT MY DOCTOR, THANK GOD, IS OUT OF THE HOSPITAL, AND HE’S BACK HOME SO HERE’S WHAT WE GOT I APPRECIATE DAWN’S MATH CALCULATIONS BUT, I DID STUDY STATISTICAL ANALYSIS BACK IN MY COLLEGE AND ENGINEERING DAYS AND OUR METHODS ARE UNSOUND THESE NUMBERS, HEY, YOU KNOW, WHAT? UNLESS WE FACT CHECK THEM BY A FACTOR OF AT LEAST 5 TO 10 THEY ARE INCORRECT I CAN GUARANTEE YOU THAT BECAUSE THERE IS NO STANDARDIZED APPROACH TO THIS THE STATISTICS AND THE MODELING ARE INCORRECT BUT WHILE WE’RE AT 4.9%, PER SE, BY THE WAY, I WAS IN THEATER, SO WE CAN MAKE UP WHATEVER WE WANT, BUT WHILE WE THINK IT’S DOWN, LET’S ACT LIKE IT’S DOWN, AND PREPARE THAT IT’S GOING TO GET FIVE TIMES TO TEN TIMES WORSE OKAY? WE’RE NOT GETTING THE STATE, AND THE FEDS TO BACK US UP SO ONCE AGAIN, I SAID WE’RE ON OUR OWN NOW, I’M WEARING GOGGLES I JUST RECENTLY HEARD THE NIH SAY THAT UP TO 20% CAN BE PASSED INSIDE A BUILDING THROUGH YOUR EYES OKAY? I DON’T KNOW WHAT DR. CHOE HAS TO SAY ABOUT THAT BUT US SENIORS THAT ARE OUT HERE, WE’RE HELD CAPTIVE AND, YOU KNOW, I — I HAVE DRIVEN AROUND A LITTLE BIT I HAD TO GO TO WALGREENS, YOU KNOW, FOR OUR PRESCRIPTIONS AND I’M SEEING GATHERINGS AT BUS STOPS, AND I DRIVE BY SOME BARS AND THEY LOOK PRETTY PACKED AND I HAVEN’T REALLY STARTED LOOKING, BECAUSE I HAVEN’T BEEN OUT OF MY HOUSE FOR TEN DAYS I JUST RECENTLY WENT OUT, THAT WAS I THINK SUNDAY BUT WE CAN’T RELY ON ANYBODY BUT OURSELVES THAT’S WHAT IT COMES DOWN TO WE NEED TO AMP THIS UP, DR. CHOE WE’RE UNDER 4.9% WE MISSED THE WINDOW LAST TIME CONTACT TRACING IS GOING TO BE REQUIRED AND WE GOT TO REALLY DO IT IN AN AUTOMATED FASHION ALSO, MANDATORY REPORTING ANONYMOUSLY SHERIFF BOB, I DON’T KNOW IF YOU’RE GRINNING AT ME OR HEARD A GOOD JOKE BUT YOU’RE DOING A GREAT JOB ALL RIGHT? AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE BARS BECAUSE I DON’T GO TO BARS ANYMORE I USED TO GO VISIT FRIENDS OCCASIONALLY LIKE I SAID, I HAVEN’T BEEN OUT OF MY HOUSE IN TEN DAYS UNTIL SUNDAY

I GO EVERY DAY AT 7:00 TO GIVE MY FRIEND HIS MEDS FOR TODAY, AND THEN FOR TOMORROW AND THEN I BRING HIM OVER ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK AND I MAKE DINNER SO HE CAN GET OUT AND HAVE SOME COMPANIONSHIP WITH ME AND MY SICK DOG, BECAUSE JUNE 23rd IS WHEN I TOLD YOU MY STORY, AND I DON’T THINK NONE OF YOU READ IT EXCEPT KAREN AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M GOING TO DO SO WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH, THE ONLY REASON I CAN MOVE IS BECAUSE I HAVE TO TAKE 50 OXYCODONE, FIVE 10 MILLIGRAM TABLETS A DAY ALL RIGHT? THANK GOD I’M PRIOR MILITARY AND I CAN BONE UP — >> DAVE EGGERS: HEY, DAVE — >> IF YOU DON’T DO THE RIGHT THING AND DON’T DO IT TIMES TEN WE’RE IN BIG TROUBLE >> DAVE EGGERS: THANK YOU, DAVE DAVID I’VE GIVEN YOU AN EXTRA MINUTE AND A HALF >> THANK YOU >> DAVE EGGERS: THANK YOU YEP >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: MR. CHAIRMAN WE HAVE ONE OTHER SPEAKER THAT WISHES TO BE HEARD THIS MEMBER FROM THE PUBLIC IS ON THE PHONE LINE LAST FOUR DIGITS 4945 IF YOU’LL UNMUTE YOURSELF, GIVE US YOUR FIRST, LAST NAME, SPELLING AND ADDRESS AND YOU’LL HAVE THREE MINUTES TO ADDRESS THE BOARD >> SURE MY NAME IS DAVID HAPPE, 903 CYPRESS COVE WAY IN TARPON SPRINGS FIRSTLY, DAVE WADDELL, GOD BLESS YOU I HOPE THAT EVERYTHING WORKS OUT WELL FOR YOU A COUPLE POINTS NUMBER ONE BARRY SAID THAT THE MASKS WERE REDUCING COVID IN PINELLAS I THINK THAT’S AN OPINION, NOT A FACT BUT I’M RECEPTIVE TO ANY DATA THAT HE CAN SUPPLY THAT WOULD TELL US WHAT THAT FACT IS WE ARE WONDERING, COMMISSIONER WELCH SAID THAT THE PUBLIC HAS BUY-IN ON WHAT THE COUNCIL HAS DONE HERE BUT I’M AWARE THAT THERE IS A TAXPAYER FUNDED LAWSUIT THAT’S BEEN FILED AGAINST THE COMMISSION, AND AGAINST THE COUNTY, FOR THE MASK ORDINANCE SO I’M WONDERING IF YOU COULD GIVE US AN UPDATE ON THAT WONDERING WHAT SPECIFIC METRICS YOU ARE WAITING FOR TO REPEAL YOUR MASK MANDATE I’M ASKING FOR THE EXACT CRITERIA THAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR, WITH ALL OF THE NUMBERS, THE TAMPA BAY TIMES REPORTED TODAY THAT PINELLAS’ NUMBERS ARE WAY DOWN FROM LAST WEEK AS THE DOCTOR STATED ON THE CALL, TAMPA BAY TIMES SAID THAT THE POSITIVITY RATES IN PINELLAS ARE NOW 3.5% WE’RE JUST WONDERING WHAT IT’S GOING TO TAKE FOR YOU GUYS TO REPEAL THE ORDINANCE THAT YOU PUT IN, LET PEOPLE GO ABOUT THEIR LIVES? DR. JAMESON SAID WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER DR. JAMESON HERE’S A CLUE FOR YOU, WE’RE NOT ALL IN THIS TOGETHER WHILE YOU’RE STILL DRAWING YOUR SALARIES, AND MAYBE ENJOYING THE TAIL END OF THIS EPIDEMIC, THERE ARE BUSINESSES AND PEOPLE THAT ARE HURTING BY THE TENS OF MILLIONS AND WE’RE WAITING FOR A SIGN OF HOPE WE’RE WAITING FOR SOME POSITIVITY TO COME FROM THIS COMMISSION AND THIS COUNCIL WE’RE WAITING FOR SOME TRUTH IN THE WAY THAT YOU REPORT THE NUMBERS AND WE’RE LOOKING FOR AN EXACT METRIC THAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN ORDER TO MAKE THE DETERMINATION AS TO WHETHER — WHEN YOU ARE GOING TO REPEAL THE MASK MANDATE THANKS I APPRECIATE IT >> DAVE EGGERS: THANK YOU ANYBODY ELSE, BRYAN? >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: MR. CHAIRMAN, THERE IS NOBODY ELSE THAT WISHES TO SPEAK ON THIS ITEM >> DAVE EGGERS: CERTAINLY, BARRY, WE HAD JUST A FEW TODAY THAT CALLED IN, AND I DO THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, AS WE GO DOWN THE ROAD, WE HAVE TO KEEP UNDERSTANDING THE SCIENCES, KEEP UNDERSTANDING THE NUMBERS, TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH WHAT THE LATEST IS FROM OUR — OUR DOCTORS, THE EPIDEMIOLOGY STUDIES THAT ARE GOING ON, AND JUST TO HAVE A — CONTINUE TO EVOLVE AND CONTINUE TO EDUCATE AND INFORM OUR PUBLIC I WILL TELL YOU THAT I KNOW OF NO MANUFACTURING OF NUMBERS GOING ON WHATEVER YOU SEE ON OUR DASHBOARD IS ACCURATE ASSESSMENT OF WHAT’S GOING ON OUT THERE SO, I DON’T THINK THERE’S ANYBODY DOING ANYTHING UNTOWARD THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN IMPLIED AND I’M NOT — DON’T WANT TO GO TOO FAR WITH THAT AND SAY THAT’S WHAT YOU WERE IMPLYING BUT I DO THINK THE TRUTH IS BEING SAID, AS WE KNOW IT AND WE’RE DOING OUR BEST TO KIND OF PUT OUR ARMS AROUND THIS THING SO THAT WHAT HAPPENED IN JUNE WHICH WAS AN EXPONENTIAL RISE IN CASES, DOESN’T COME BACK THAT’S WHY I ASKED THE DOCTOR AT THE BEGINNING ABOUT HOW DOES HE SEE THIS PROGRESSING? UPS AND DOWNS INSIDE OF, YOU KNOW, MAYBE RUNNING AWAY WITH EXPONENTIAL GROWTH AND DISAPPEARING IT’S GOING TO BE MORE UP AND DOWN WE’VE GOT TO MANAGE IT, BE CAREFUL WITH IT, TO THE QUESTION ABOUT METRICS AND WHEN WE DO THINGS, I THINK IT’S A BUNCH OF ISSUES THAT WE’RE LOOKING AT A LOT OF INFORMATION THAT WE’RE TRYING TO TAKE IN AT THE END OF IT TRYING TO MAKE

A GUT FEEL ON WHAT WE THINK IS BEST FOR OUR RESIDENTS AND, YOU KNOW, I’M NOT SAYING THAT WE HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS I REALLY THINK IT STARTS WITH OUR RESIDENTS TAKING IT SERIOUSLY THAT’S WHERE IT ALL BEGINS THE ONLY THING WE’RE DOING IS TRYING TO AUGMENT AND HELP, AND CONTINUE TO EDUCATE, AS WE GET EDUCATED ON THIS, AS WELL SO I’M VERY PROUD OF THE EFFORT THAT’S BEEN GOING ON I HEARD ALL THE STATISTICS, THAT WERE GIVEN EARLIER AND I CERTAINLY APPRECIATE THAT AND STILL WE HAVE PEOPLE THAT ARE DYING YOU KNOW, AGAIN, THERE’S NO ACCEPTABLE LEVELS SO I’M GOING TO KEEP LEANING ON THE SIDE OF BEING OVERCAUTIOUS, IF YOU WANT TO CALL IT THAT I DON’T CALL IT THAT BUT IF THAT’S WHAT YOU THINK WE’RE BEING, THEN I THINK IT’S BETTER TO BE THAT WAY UNTIL WE KNOW MORE ABOUT IT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT DR. JAMESON KEEPS TELLING US IS WE STILL DON’T KNOW AS MUCH ABOUT THIS DISEASE, OR NEAR AS MUCH ABOUT THIS DISEASE AS WE KNOW AND SO, FRANKLY, I DON’T KNOW HOW IT WOULD AFFECT ME I DON’T KNOW HOW IT WOULD EFFECT COMMISSIONER JUSTICE OR COMMISSIONER LONG OR COMMISSIONER GERARD OR ANY OF US SO, I MEAN, AND ANY ONE OF YOU OUT THERE THAT’S LISTENING OR WATCHING OR ANY RESIDENT SO, EACH ONE OF YOU, IT MATTERS HOW WE ACT AND HOW — HOW THE INFORMATION THAT WE’RE PULLING TOGETHER SO, AGAIN, I KNOW IT’S FRUSTRATING A LITTLE BIT POSITIVES ARE THAT WE’RE LEARNING HOW TO DEAL WITH THIS LEARNING HOW TO LIVE WITH THIS AND TO ME, THAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS WE GET THAT UNDER OUR BUILT, I THINK THAT’S WHERE THE — THAT’S WHERE THE SOLUTION WILL END UP BEING AND CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCIENCES AND VACCINES AND THE TREATMENT OF THOSE WHO HAVE IT AND THAT KIND OF THING I DON’T WANT TO RAMBLE TOO LONG COMMISSIONER WELCH I SAW YOUR HAND UP >> KENNETH WELCH: I JUST WANT TO RESPOND TO A COUPLE OF COMMENTS I THINK YOU COVERED IT WELL, MR. CHAIRMAN BUT JUST TO THE LAST SPEAKER I MEAN WE ARE SEEING COMMUNITY BUY-IN WE’RE NOT SEEING 100% BUT, WALK INTO A PUBLIX, WALK INTO A WAWA, WALK INTO HOME DEPOT YOU’RE SEEING VERY GOOD COMPLIANCE SOME OF THAT IS COMING FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR, BY THE WAY, REQUIRING FOLKS TO COME INTO THESE RETAIL LOCATIONS TO HAVE MASKS ON TOP OF OUR ORDINANCE BUT I THINK, AS YOU SAID, THIS IS GOING TO BE THE NE NORMAL FOR AWHILE AND OUR INTENT ALL ALONG HAS NOT BEEN TO HURT BUSINESSES, IT HAS BEEN TO MAKE THE ADJUSTMENTS WE NEED TO MAKE TO LOWER THE CURVE SO WE CAN KEEP BUSINESSES OPEN I MEAN, THAT’S BEEN OUR WHOLE INTENT SO, YOU KNOW, I DISAGREE WITH THE CALLER SAYING THAT WE’RE IMPACTING BUSINESSES WE’RE TRYING TO KEEP BUSINESSES OPEN FINALLY TO THE COMMENT ABOUT A LAWSUIT I’M ONLY AWARE OF ONE THAT WAS LED BY THE STATE LEGISLATOR FROM, I BELIEVE LAKE COUNTY IS THERE ANOTHER LAWSUIT, DON, THAT YOU KNOW OF? >> DON CROWELL: I’M SORRY, THE ONE THAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT, FROM THE HILLS IS THE ONE THAT WE HAD OUR RESPONSE IS NOT DUE UNTIL AUGUST 18th IT IS THE SAME OR SIMILAR TO MANY OTHER LAWSUITS THROUGHOUT THE STATE AND TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE, AND EVERYONE I’VE SEEN SO FAR, WHERE THEY’VE GONE BEFORE A JUDGE THEY’VE BEEN DEFEATED I BELIEVE THEY HAVE APPEALED AT LEAST ONE OF THOSE BUT, WE CONTINUE TO BE TAKING A STANCE TO DEFEND THAT >> KENNETH WELCH: THANK YOU, DON THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN >> DAVE EGGERS: THANK YOU BARRY, WHEN DO YOU PLAN ON KIND OF GIVING US THE LATEST ON THE CARES PROGRAMS, AND WHERE WE ARE WITH EACH OF THEM AND HOW THEY’RE DOING WE COULD DO IT TODAY WE’RE GOING TO BE MEETING NEXT WEEK, BUT MAYBE YOU COULD GIVE US AN UPDATE ON THE BUSINESS, PHASE TWO >> BARRY BURTON: ITEM 31 UNDER COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT YOU’RE GOING TO GET A FULL UPDATE >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY I DIDN’T SEE THAT IN HERE THE OTHER QUESTION, MAYBE WE COULD TALK ABOUT IT THEN, BARRY, JUST A NOTE I’VE GOTTEN A COUPLE OF E-MAILS FROM FOLKS OUTSIDE OF OUR COUNTY BUT WORK WITH PEOPLE INSIDE OUR COUNTY TALKING ABOUT HAVING CARES FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR WORKFORCE TRAINING ANY OF THAT EFFORT TO RETRAIN I’M NOT SURE HOW THEY QUALIFIED BUT APPARENTLY THEY DO SO MAYBE WE COULD — MAYBE WE COULD TALK ABOUT THAT, AS WELL IF NOT TODAY, MAYBE YOU COULD LOOK INTO THAT AND COME BACK TO US >> BARRY BURTON: THAT WOULD BE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS CERTAINLY WE NEED A PART OF THE PROGRAM THAT YOU PASSED HAS A TRAINING COMPONENT WE’RE WORKING ON THAT HOWEVER THAT WOULD BE CONTRACTED WITH CAREERSOURCE TO BE ABLE TO EXECUTE ON THAT PROGRAM THOSE TYPES OF INDIVIDUALS — >> DAVE EGGERS: I THINK, MAYBE THE CONNECTION, MAYBE THE CONNECTION IS WITH THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE LOST JOBS, YOU KNOW, SO THAT WE CAN HELP THOSE WHO ARE HELPING PEOPLE RIGHT?

SO THIS DOESN’T — I GUESS THAT KIND OF FITS INTO THAT SAME MODE SO ANYWAY, IF WE COULD JUST LOOK INTO THAT TO SEE IF THOSE ORGANIZATIONS, IN YOUR OPINION, OUR STAFF OPINION, THEY ARE OUTSIDE ANOTHER COUNTY IF THEY COULD BE USED TO AUGMENT SOME OF THOSE — SOME ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR THOSE GROUPS THANK YOU ANYTHING ELSE? WE’VE HEARD FROM THE PUBLIC ANY OTHER COMMENTS FROM THE COMMISSIONERS? ANNE I NEED A MOTION TO MOVE FORWARD WITH CONTINUING THE LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY >> CHARLIE JUSTICE: MOVE APPROVAL >> KENNETH WELCH: SECOND >> DAVE EGGERS: COMMISSIONER JUSTICE AND COMMISSIONER WELCH IS THE SECOND ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE [AYES] ANY OPPOSED? >> WHO WAS THAT LAST AYE? WAS THAT OPPOSITION OR APPROVAL? EVERYBODY RAISE THEIR HAND AGAIN, PLEASE, IN FAVOR OF I CAN’T SEE KAREN, SO — >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: COMMISSIONER SEEL HAS HER VIDEO OFF, COMMISSIONER EGGERS SHE RAISED HER HAND >> DAVE EGGERS: THANK YOU THAT MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY THANK YOU ALL RIGHT WE’LL MOVE ON >> KENNETH WELCH: I HAVE ONE QUESON, MR. CHAIRMAN I’M SORRY DR. WHO, CHO, WE’RE NOT THE SCHOOL BOARD, I’LL SAY THAT FOR THE RECORD, BUT ON THE SCHOOLS, ARE THEY STILL ON TRACK FOR AUGUST 24th AS YOU’RE AWARE OF? >> TO MY KNOWLEDGE YES I UNDERSTAND THERE IS A WORKSHOP OVER THERE TODAY I’M NOT SURE IF THAT’S ALREADY OCCURRED, BUT THEY WERE MEETING TO DISCUSS IT FURTHER >> KENNETH WELCH: OKAY THANK YOU, SIR THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR >> DAVE EGGERS: ALL RIGHT BARRY, MOVE ON TO ITEM 21 UNDER HUMAN SE SERVICES >> BARRY BURTON: AN ADDENDUM TO THE AGREEMENT WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND OPERATION PAR FOR HEALTHCARE FULL OF HOMELESS PROGRAM THIS PROVIDES ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THESE PROGRAMS >> KENNETH WELCH: MOVE APPROVAL >> JANET LONG: SECOND >> DAVE EGGERS: I HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR THIS ITEM ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMISSION? OKAY BRIAN, YOU WANT TO CHECK WITH THE PUBLIC >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: AT THIS TIME FOR THERE ARE ANY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT WISH TO COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEM 21, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND VIRTUALLY IN THE ZOOM MEETING OR HIT STAR NINE ON THE TELEPHONE MR. CHAIRMAN, WE DON’T HAVE ANYBODY THAT WISHES TO COMMENT ON THIS ITEM >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY I’M SORRY, DID WE JUST HAVE A MOTION? >> KENNETH WELCH: YES >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY ALL IN FAVOR SAY AO*EU. AYE [ AYES ] >> DAVE EGGERS: ANY OPPOSED? MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY WE’LL MOVE ON TO ITEM 22 UNDER MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET >> BARRY BURTON: FISCAL YEAR 2020 BOARD BUDGET AMENDMENT TO REALIGN APPROPRIATIONS FROM CALL CENTER TO SHERIFFS THIS WILL COVER COVID RELATED UNANTICIPATED EXPENSES WITH SHERIFF’S OFFICE >> JANET LONG: MOVE APPROVAL >> KENNETH WELCH: SECOND >> DAVE EGGERS: A MOTION AND A SECOND ANY QUESTIONS BY THE COMMISSIONERS? BRIAN, CAN YOU CHECK WITH THE PUBLIC >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: AT THIS TIME IF THERE ARE ANY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT WISH TO COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 22, HIT STAR 9 ON THE TELEPHONE OR RAISE YOUR HAND VIRTUALLY MR. CHAIRMAN, THERE’S NO ONE THAT WISHES TO SPEAK ON AGENDA ITEM 22 >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY THANK YOU ALL IN FAVOR OF NUMBER 22, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND SAY AYE [ AYES ] >> DAVE EGGERS: ANY OPPOSED? MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY NUMBER 23, WE HAVE TWO ITEMS >> BARRY BURTON: THIS WAS A CONSTRUCTION AGREEMENT FIRST ONE IS A CONSTRUCTION AGREEMENT AND AN ADDENDUM BETWEEN THE COUNTY AND FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION THIS WILL INSTALL ADDITIONAL FIBER OPTIC CABLE IN NEW AND EXISTING ATMS SYSTEMS ALONG STATE ROADWAYS >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY THANK YOU ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMISSION OR DO I HAVE A MOTION FOR APPROVAL? >> JANET LONG: MOVE APPROVAL >> DAVE EGGERS: A MOTION BY COMMISSIONER LONG DID I HEAR A SECOND? STKPWH >> KAREN WILLIAMS SEEL: SECOND >> DAVE EGGERS: THA THANKS, COMMISSIONER SEEL NO OTHER QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMISSION? BRYAN, YOU WANT TO CHECK WITH THE PUBLIC ON ITEM 23? >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: SURE AT THIS TIME IF THERE ARE ANY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT WISH TO COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEM 23, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND VIRTUALLY IN THE ZOOM MEETING OR HIT STAR 9 ON THE TELEPHONE

MR. CHAIRMAN, THERE ARE NO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT WISH TO SPEAK ON AGENDA ITEM 23 >> DAVE EGGERS: THANK YOU, BRYAN ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE [ AYES ] >> DAVE EGGERS: ANYBODY OPPOSED? MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY MOVE ON TO ITEM 24, BARRY, UNDER PUBLIC WORKS >> BARRY BURTON: SECOND ITEM, THIS IS FEDERAL FUNDING SUB AWARD AND AGREEMENT WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT THEIR HAZARD MITIGATION GRANT PROGRAM THIS WILL SERVE FOR REPLACEMENT OF SPAN WIRED SUPPORTED TRAFFIC SIGNALS WITH MASS ARM APPROVAL TO BE A HARDENING OF OUR INFRASTRUCTURE >> DAVE EGGERS: THANK YOU, BARRY YES, COMMISSIONER WELCH? >> KENNETH WELCH: THANK YOU I JUST HAD A QUESTION BRYAN, CAN YOU PULL THE MAP UP? THE PROJECT MAP >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: I DON’T KNOW THAT I’VE BEEN GIVEN THAT AS PART OF THE AGENDA PREP, COMMISSIONER WELCH >> DAVE EGGERS: KELLY IS ON THE LINE SHE MAY BE ABLE TO I’M SORRY, KEN JACOBS >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: WE HAVE KEN WITH US, SIR STPHR >> WHAT WAS THE QUESTION? >> KENNETH WELCH: THERE WAS A PROJECT MAP IN THE BLACK I’ -UP MATERIALS IN CLEARWATER AND ST. PETE THERE’S NO PROJECT IS THIS A PHASED EFFORT? I JUST WANTED TO KNOW WHERE WE ARE >> IT’S A PHASED EFFORT AND WHAT WE TRIED TO DO THIS TIME WAS TO CONCENTRATE ON THE EVACUATION ROUTES OFF THE BEACH AND TOWARDS THE EAST/WEST MOVEMENT WE CONTINUE TO LOOK FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THIS WE DO HAVE SOME FUNDING FOR INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS IN THE PENNY, SO WE’LL CONTINUE THIS AS WE MOVE FORWARD TO FUND AS MANY OF THESE FACILITIES AS POSSIBLE >> KENNETH WELCH: OKAY THERE’S ONLY ONE ON GULF BOULEVARD IS THE REST OF GULF BOULEVARD IN GOOD SHAPE? >> SOME ARE SOME STILL NEED TO BE DONE, BUT A LOT OF IT WE HAD TO REFLECT ON WHAT UPCOMING PROJECTS THEY MIGHT ALSO HAVE GOING ON SEVERAL OF THE KEY LOCATIONS ON GULF BOULEVARD, THE INTERSECTIONS WITH THE BRIDGES ACROSS THE CONNECTION POINTS HAVE BEEN RECENTLY DONE WITH MAST ARMS STKPWH >> KENNETH WELCH: OKAY, KEN THANK YOU >> DAVE EGGERS: HEY, KEN, IF YOU HAVE, LIKE, LET’S JUST SAY A DOZEN STARS ON THERE, THESE ARE THE ONES THAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT, HOW MANY OTHERS HAVE BEEN DONE JUST AS KIND OF A ROUGH NUMBER? DO YOU HAVE A SENSE OF THAT? >> WE’RE ROUGHLY ABOUT HALFWAY ABOUT HALF OF OUR SIGNALS ARE MAST ARM THE OTHER HALF ARE SPAN WIRE THE — I WOULD SAY THE MAJORITY OF THE ONES THAT ARE SPAN WIRE ARE STILL OFF THE MAJOR ROADWAY SYSTEMS ANYTIME WE DO A MAJOR ROADWAY PROJECT, WE UPGRADE THOSE TO MAST ARMS, SO PROBABLY THE BIGGEST ROAD THAT WE HAVE THAT STILL HAS MAST ARMS IS EASTLAKE AND THAT ONE WILL BE LOOKING AT IN THE NEXT 10 YEAR PERIOD TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS OUT THERE AND WE’LL REPLACE ALL THOSE SPAN WIRE SIGNALS OUT THERE WITH MAST ARM >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY THANK YOU ANYBODY HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR MR. JACOBS? OKAY >> KENNETH WELCH: IF YOU DON’T HAVE A MOTION, I MOVE APPROVAL >> DAVE EGGERS: THAT’S FINE, COMMISSIONER WELCH THANK YOU >> JANET LONG: SECOND >> DAVE EGGERS: THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER LONG BRYAN, LET’S HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: AT THIS TIME IF THERE ARE ANY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT WISH TO COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEM 24, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND VIRTUALLY IN THE ZOOM MEETING OR HIT STAR 9 ON THE TELEPHONE MR. CHAIRMAN, THERE’S NO ONE THAT WISHES TO SPEAK ON AGENDA ITEM 24 >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY KPHEALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE [ AYES ] >> DAVE EGGERS: ANY OPPOSED? MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY ALL RIGHT MOVING ON TO ITEMS 25 AND 26, THEY’RE BOTH UNDER SOLID WASTE MR. ADMINISTRATOR >> BARRY BURTON: ITEM 25 IS AN AGREEMENT WITH KEEP PINELLAS BEAUTIFUL THIS IS A 36-MONTH BASED CONTRACT >> CHARLIE JUSTICE: MOVE FOR APPROVAL >> KENNETH WELCH: SECOND >> DAVE EGGERS: ANY OF THE COMMISSIONERS HAVE ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS ON THIS ITEM? ALL RIGHT BRYAN, CHECK WITH THE PUBLIC ON ITEM 25 >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: AT THIS TIME IF THERE ARE ANY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT WISH TO COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEM 25, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND VIRTUALLY IN THE ZOOM MEETING OR HIT STAR 9 ON THE TELEPHONE MR. CHAIRMAN, THERE’S NO ONE THAT WISHES TO SPEAK ON THIS ITEM >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY THANK YOU, BRYAN ALL IN FAVOR OF ITEM NUMBER 25, SAY AYE [ AYES ]

>> DAVE EGGERS: ANY OPPOSED? MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY ITEM 26 >> BARRY BURTON: STARTING CERTIFICATE FOR THE LONE AND SOLID WASTE COLLECTION DISPOSAL, NONAD NON– >> KENNETH WELCH: MOVE APPROVAL >> CHARLIE JUSTICE: SECOND >> DAVE EGGERS: ANY QUESTIONS OF STAFF BY THE COMMISSIONERS? BRYAN, CAN YOU CHECK WITH THE PUBLIC? >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: TET IF THERE PLEASE HIT STAR 9 ON THE TELEPHONE OR RAISE YOUR HAND VIRTUALLY MR. CHAIRMAN THERE,’S NO ONE THAT WISHES TO COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEM 26 >> DAVE EGGERS: ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE [ AYES ] >> DAVE EGGERS: ANY OPPOSED? MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY ON TO 27, 28, 29, 30 WHICH ARE ALL UNDER COUNTY ATTORNEY DON, ALL YOURS >> THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER ITEM 27 IS INITIATE OF LITIGATION IN THE CASE OF PINELLAS COUNTY VERSUS CHRISTINE WILDER THIS IS AN ACTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF AN ANIMAL WORKING WITH LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT THIS IS A CASE TO TAKE POSSESSION OF AN ANIMAL THROUGH THE LEGAL PROCESS >> KENNETH WELCH: MOVE APPROVAL >> DAVE EGGERS: SECOND FROM COMMISSIONER LONG ANY QUESTIONS I GUESS ON THIS? IF NOT, WE’LL GO TO THE PUBLIC COMMENT BRYAN >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: AT THIS TIME IF THERE ARE ANY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT WISH TO COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEM 27, PLEASE HIT STAR 9 ON THE TELEPHONE OR RAISE YOUR HAND VIRTUALLY IN THE ZOOM MEETING MR. CHAIRMAN, WE HAVE NO ONE THAT WISHES TO COMMENT >> DAVE EGGERS: ON ITEM 27, ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE [ AYES ] >> DAVE EGGERS: ANY OPPOSED? MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY ITEM 28, DON >> 28 IS PROPOSED INITIATION OF LITIGATION IN THE CASE OF ANTHONY KNAVER VERSUS BRUCE MILLS THIS IS A HOUSING TK STKDISCRIMINATION CASE THAT HAD BEEN HANDLED THROUGH THE OFFICE OF HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONER WELCH, THANK YOU DO I HAVE A SECOND FROM ANYBODY? >> JANET LONG: SECOND >> DAVE EGGERS: COMMISSIONER LONG A SECOND ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? IF NOT, WE’LL GO TO THE PUBLIC BRYAN? >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: AT THIS TIME IF THERE ARE ANY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT WISH TO COMMENT ON SKWRAE AGENDA ITEM 29 — >> DAVE EGGERS: 28 >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: I’M SORRY I APOLOGIZE AGENDA ITEM 28, PLEASE MR. CHAIRMAN, THERE’S NO ONE THAT WISHES TO SPEAK ON AGENDA ITEM 28 >> CHARLIE JUSTICE: I’M SORRY, I JUST WANTED TO POINT OUT THIS IS A RATIFICATION, DUE TO THE EMERGENT NATURE OF ONE OF THE ITEMS THAT WAS ALREADY TAKEN, THE CHAIR HAD AUTHORIZED US THIS IS RATIFICATION OF THE CHAIR’S ACTION >> DAVE EGGERS: ON NUMBER 28? >> I’M SORRY, I WAS ON 27 I APOLOGIZE >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY >> ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS ON THAT OR DOES THAT CHANGE ANYBODY’S MOTIONS? >> DAVE EGGERS: LET’S FINISH 28 REAL QUICK HERE DO — WE HAD NOBODY ON THE LINE FOR 28 COMMISSIONERS ON NUMBER 28 ALL IN FAVOR A SA*EU. — ANYBODY OP? MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY DON, BACK TO 27 >> SORRY ABOUT THAT, COMMISSIONER YES DUE TO THE URGENT NATURE OF THE LEGAL ACTION TO TAKE POSSESSION OF THE ANIMAL, THAT WAS APPROVED BY THE CHAIR FOR THE COUNTY ATTORNEY BEFORE FILING THAT AND IT WAS SIMPLY A RATIFICATION BY THE BOARD AND APPROVAL TO CONTINUE THAT PROCESS >> DAVE EGGERS: THEN LETS GET A RATIFICATION MOTION AND A SECOND, PLEASE >> KENNETH WELCH: SO MOVE >> DAVE EGGERS: SECOND FROM KPH COMMISSIONER PETERS I GUESS WE’LL REVISIT THAT, BRYAN AND SEE IF THERE’S ANYBODY THAT NOW WANTS TO DISCUSS — I GUESS WE HAVE TO ASK FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON THAT AS WELL >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: AT THIS TIME IF THERE’S ANYBODY FROM THE PUBLIC THAT WISHES TO COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEM 27, PLEASE HIT STAR 9 ON THE TELEPHONE OR RAISE YOUR HAND VIRTUALLY IN THE ZOOM MEETING AND MR. CHAIRMAN, THERE’S NO ONE THAT WISHES TO SPEAK >> DAVE EGGERS: NOW NUMBER 27 FOR RATIFICATION OF THE ACTION TAKEN ALREADY, EVERYBODY SAY AYE [ AYES ] >> DAVE EGGERS: ANYBODY OPPOSED? THAT MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY ON TO NUMBER 29, DON >> THIS IS A RESOLUTION REGARDING THE PINELLAS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD’S PROPOSAL FOR A REFERENDUM QUESTION TO CONTINUE TO LEVY AN ADDITIONAL ONE HALF MILL THIS WAS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED BY THE BOARD ON JUNE 23rd, BUT THERE WAS AN ERROR THAT HAD SUBSEQUENTLY BEEN COMMUNICATED TO US AND THIS IS RATIFYING

THEIR CURRENT PROPOSED REFERENDUM QUESTION >> JANET LONG: MOVE APPROVAL >> KENNETH WELCH: SECOND >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON THAT ITEM? OKAY DON — BRYAN, EXCUSE ME >> THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR AT THIS TIME IF THERE ARE ANY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT WISH TO COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEM 29, PLEASE HIT STAR 9 ON THE TELEPHONE OR RAISE YOUR HAND VIRTUALLY IN THE ZOOM MEETING MR. CHAIRMAN, THERE’S NOBODY THAT WISHES TO SPEAK ON AGENDA ITEM 29 >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY ON ITEM 29 COMMISSIONERS ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE [ AYES ] >> DAVE EGGERS: ANYBODY OPPOSED? MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY AND FINALLY DO YOU HAVE ANY COUNTY ATTORNEY REPORTS, DON? JUST BRIEFLY, IT WASN’T THE LAST COMMISSION MEETING, BUT THE ONE BEFORE YOU HAD ASKED TO TALK ABOUT BRINGING A LETTER FORWARD TO TALK ABOUT POSTPONING SOME COLLECTION OF AD VALOREM TAXES IN TALKING THROUGH THIS AND WALKING THROUGH THIS WITH BRYAN AND SOME OTHERS WE ARE LOOKING AT THE STATUTORY PROCESSES AS THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR ALLUDED, IT IS A STATUTORILY TKREUFB PROCESS DRIVEN PROCESS FOR THE 2019 TAXES, OBVIOUSLY THOSE BECAME PAYABLE IN NOVEMBER OF 2019 THEY BECAME DELINK DE — THE ACTUAL TAX CERTIFICATE WHICH IS PART OF THE STATUTORY PROCESS WERE SOLD ON ALL OUTSTANDING DELINQUENT TAXES AS OF THE BEGINNING OF JUNE THAT PROCESS HAD ALREADY HAPPENED AND THOSE CERTIFICATES WOULD HAVE BEEN BOUGHT BY DIFFERENT PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS WHAT I CAN TELL YOU IS THAT THOSE INTEREST RATES ARE TYPICALLY VERY LOW I BELIEVE ONE THEY LOOKED AT PARTICULARLY AS TO THIS MOST RECENT ONE IS AT ONE QUARTER OF 1% THOSE TAX CERTIFICATES CANNOT BE BROUGHT FOR SALE FOR TWO YEARS, SO THEY CANNOT BE — THE PROPERTY CAN’T BE SOLD FOR TWO YEARS AND AS TO THE 2020 TAXES, THOSE TAX BILLS HAVE NOT GONE OUT AND WON’T GO OUT UNTIL OBVIOUSLY NOVEMBER OF THIS COMING YEAR AND OBVIOUSLY YOU GUYS HAVEN’T EVEN SET MILLAGES FOR THOSE YET AND AGAIN, SO WE’RE KIND OF IN A PLACE HERE, BUT I WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW BECAUSE WE HAD TALKED ABOUT SENDING A LETTER THAT WE’RE NOT SURE EXACTLY WHERE OR HOW WE CAN INTERVENE IN THAT STATUTORY PROCESS AT THIS TIME IT WOULD TAKE LEGISLATIVE ACTION AND SOMETHING YOU MAY WANT TO BE CAREFUL ABOUT CONSIDERING IS THE CASH FLOW FOR NOT ONLY YOU BUT ALL OF THE OTHER TAXING AUTHORITIES THAT YOUR AID VA VALOREM SUPPORTS I DID WANT TO BRING THAT BACK AND NOT LEAVE IT OPEN >> DAVE EGGERS: THANK YOU ANY QUESTIONS FOR DON? OKAY WE’LL GO ON TO ITEM 31 COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT >> BARRY BURTON: COMMISSIONER, WE HAVE TWO ITEMS FOR YOU TODAY THE FIRST IS A HURRICANE UPDATE KATHY PERKINS IS ON THE LINE, YOUR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR >> DAVE EGGERS: HI, KATHY >> GOOD MORNING, EVERYBODY HOPE YOU’RE DOING WELL >> DAVE EGGERS: WE ARE THANK YOU >> WE’VE HAD A VERY BUSY SEASON WITH A PROJECTION OF BETWEEN 13 AND 19 NAMED STORMS, SIX TO TEN BEING HURRICANES AND THREE TO SIX BEING MAJOR HURRICANES AS YOU KNOW, WE’RE UP TO ALREADY TPHAE NINE NAMED STORMS AND ONE OUT IN THE ATLANTIC NOW WE’VE HAD TWO NAMES HURRICANES THIS SEASON AND THE TROPICS ARE REALLY HEATING UP IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR WHAT I WOULD ALWAYS IMPLORE TO PEOPLE IS THAT WHAT THIS MEANS FOR US IS WE ALWAYS MUST REMAIN VIGILANT AND PREPARE FOR THAT ONE OR SEVERAL STORMS THAT COULD POTENTIALLY IMPACT US NO MATTER HOW MANY STORMS ARE PREDICTED FOR THE SEASON I’M GOING TO START OFF IN TELLING YOU THAT BETWEEN OCTOBER AND DECEMBER WHEN WE REASSESSED ALL OF OUR SHELTERS FOR CAPACITY AND SUITABILITY, WE FINALLY REACHED OUR BUDGET GOAL FOR SHELTER SPACES YAY, SO EXCITED WE HAD GOTTEN UP TO 44,000 SHELTER SPACES AND WE WERE SHOOTING FOR ABOUT 43,000, SO WE ARE VERY EXCITED WE SURPASSED THAT GOAL AND THEN COVID-19 HAPPENED SO WHAT HAVE WE DONE OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS TO PREPARE FOR HURRICANE SEASON WITH THE ADDITION OF COVID-19? SO WE HAD TO SET SEVERAL GOALS GOING INTO THE HURRICANE SEASON ONE WAS REALLY IDENTIFYING WAYS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN PROVIDE FOR SAFE SHELTERS FOR AN EVACUATION WE HAD TO LOOK TO SEE IS IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WE CALL TO EVACUATE IF ABLE? WE ALSO WANTED TO SEE CAN WE

INCREASE THE NUMBER OF SITES OR OPTIONS FOR SHELTERING? AND WE ALSO NEEDED TO LOOK AT HOW WE WOULD CHANGE OUR OPERATIONS AT THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER IF NEEDED OBVIOUSLY, WE COULDN’T CRAM THAT ROOM FULL OF PEOPLE SO WE STARTED TO LOOK AT HOW WE DO OUR EVACUATION PROCESS ONE OF THE TOOLS THAT WE DO HAVE AVAILABLE TO US IS TO LOOK AT STORM SURGE FROM A SMALLER SUB SET OF STORMS THAT ARE CALLED DIRECTIONAL MEO WS THE EVACUATION MAP EVERYONE IS CURRENTLY WITH UTILIZED OVERLAYS FOR ALL LIKE CATEGORY STORMS TOGETHER REGARDLESS OF THE DIRECTION OR SPEED SO WE KNOW THAT WE’LL ONLY GET HIT WITH ONE STORM AT A TIME SO IF WE LUMP ALL THESE DIRECTIONS AND SPEEDS TOGETHER THAT’S BEEN THE STANDARD WHAT WE WANT TO DO THIS YEAR IS LOOK AT A STORM AS IT’S APPROACHING US FROM THE DIRECTION AND SPEED SO WE HAVE A STORM THAT IF IT’S HEADED TO US FROM SOUTHEAST FLORIDA AND IT’S GOING TO THE NORTHWEST AND IT’S AN EXITING STORM, WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE CERTAIN AREAS IN OUR COUNTY WHERE WE EXPECT TO HAVE LESS STORM SURGE THAN WE WOULD FROM AN ENTERING STORM COMING FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO AND HEADED DUE EAST SO THIS WILL HELP US WITH LOOKING AT CAN WE REDUCE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE AND INCREASE THE NUMBER OF SHELTERS THAT WE WOULD USE WE’LL ALSO GET ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER WHICH IS KNOWN AS THE PROBABLE SURGE WE GET THIS ABOUT 48 HOURS BEFORE LANDFALL THIS IS A COMPUTATION THAT THEY RUN USING THEIR SA SUPER COMPUTERS THIS WILL BE MORE REFINED AND IT GIVES YOU A SMALLER FOOTPRINT FROM WHERE THAT INUNDATION WILL BE OBVIOUSLY FOR OUR LARGER STORMS WHERE OUR EVACUATION CLEARANCE TIME IS 48 HOURS, WE CAN’T ALWAYS WAIT WE’LL USE OUR BEST INFORMATION AND MAKE CRITICAL DECISIONS AS WE CAN AS WE MOVE FORWARD WE DID RECEIVE NEW SURGE DATA FROM THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER JUST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO THEY’VE BEEN REDOING THEIR BASINS OVER THE YEARS TO HELP DIFFERENTIATE HOW THE STORM SURGE WOULD BE IN DIFFERENT AREAS BEFORE THEY USED TO HAVE SEPARATE BASINS WHICH MADE THAT MORE CHALLENGING SINCE WE RECEIVED THAT DATA IN EARLY JULY, WE’VE BEEN UPDATING THAT AS PART OF OUR ANALYSIS WE REALLY ARE FOCUSING ON THE IMPACTS FOR THE MORE INLAND AREAS FOR THE C, D, AND E EVACUATIONS THE CHALLENGE WITH MAKING ANY MODIFICATIONS TO SKWRA EVACUATION ZONES IS HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE PUBLIC WE’RE WORKING WITH OUR INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOLKS AND WE’LL BE WORKING WITH MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS TO REALLY MIKE SURE WE HAVE THE BEST APPROACH ON HOW WE COMMUNICATE THIS TO THE PUBLIC, BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT CAN BE CONFUSING TO GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE OF HOW THIS COULD IMPACT OUR LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES, WE HAVE A FACILITY THAT CURRENTLY IS IN A “D” EVACUATION ZONE NORMALLY WE WOULD ALWAYS TELL THAT FACILITY TO EVACUATE FOR A CATEGORY 4 STORM WE STARTED TO LOOK AT THE DIFFERENT SCENARIOS IF WE LOOK AT ONE OF THE SCENARIOS EVEN FOR A CATEGORY 5, WHICH IS ABOVE THE LEVEL WHERE WE HAD EXPECTED TO EVACUATE THEM, FOR PARTICULAR STORMS THEY MIGHT NOT HAVE ANY SURGE OR THEY COULD HAVE UP TO 9 TO 12 FEET SURGE FOR AN ENTERING STORM SO LOOKING AT THIS APPROACH WILL REALLY HELP US DETERMINE IS IT SAFE FOR THEM TO SHELTER IN PLACE, BECAUSE IF WE CAN MINIMIZE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT WE MOVE FROM THESE VULNERABLE FACILITIES, THAT WILL BE CRITICAL IN TERMS OF OUR SHELTER SPACE, WE NEEDED TO LOOK AT WHAT WE COULD DO TO PROVIDE AS MUCH SPACE IN BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILY UNITS AS THEY COME INTO A SHELTER SO WE HAVE TO DEVELOP A PLAN FOR HOW WE WOULD DIVVY UP ALL OF THAT SPACE WE LOOKED AT THE COMPOSITION OF FAMILIES THAT EVACUATED DURING HURRICANE IRMA TO HELP US FORMULATE WHAT THE ALLOCATION COULD BE SO AN INDIVIDUAL COMING IN WOULD GET UP TO 60 SQUARE FEET FAMILIES WITH UP TO THREE PEOPLE WHERE WE KNOW THEY’VE BEEN LIVING TOGETHER, SO IT’S SAFER FOR THEM TO BE CLOSER, THEY WOULD SHARE THAT 60 SQUARE FEET, STILL GIVING THEM THAT 20 SQUARE FEET PER PERSON THAT WE HAD PLANNED FOR ORIGINALLY LARGER FAMILIES WOULD GET SLIGHTLY LARGER SPACES INCREMENTALLY AND WE WOULD WORK TO MAINTAIN A SPACE IN BETWEEN ALL OF THOSE UNITS AS THEY COME IN OUR GOAL IS TO MAXIMIZE THE UTILIZATION WHILE MAKING SURE WE KEEP SAFE DISTANCES BETWEEN NONHOUSEHOLD GROUPS WE’RE IN REALLY GOOD SHAPE THROUGH A CATEGORY THREE STORM FOR OUR SPACING AND THEN AFTER THAT IT WILL START TO GET A LITTLE TIGHT WE WILL NEED TO OPEN MORE SHELTERS THAN WE HAVE TRADITIONALLY FOR EACH OF THE DIFFERENT STORMS SO TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA, NORMALLY FOR A CATEGORY ONE STORM, WE WOULD ONLY OPEN SIX SHELTERS THIS YEAR WE NEED TO OPEN ABOUT 14 OF THEM AND THAT CHANGES FOR EACH OF OUR CATEGORIES OF STORMS USING OUR ANALYSIS FOR THE DIRECTIONAL STORMS FOR OUR LEVEL “D” AND “E” WHEN WE LOOK AT OUR EXITING STORMS, WE CAN ASKED THREE OR FOUR ADDITIONAL SHELTERS FOR THOSE DIFFERENT SCENARIOS SO THAT GIVES US ABOUT ANOTHER 4,000 SPACES TO PUT PEOPLE IN

SO THAT DIRECTION OF THAT STORM IS REALLY CRITICAL IN OUR DECISION MAKING PROCESS WE ALSO ENCOURAGE ALTERNATIVES TO SHELTERS EVERY YEAR WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO LOOK CAN THEY STAY WITH FAMILY OR FRIENDS OUTSIDE OF AN EVACUATION ZONE AND WE HAVE BEEN ENCOURAGING CHURCHES AND BUSINESSES TO LOOK TO SEE IF THEY HAVE SUITABLE BUILDINGS THAT THEY CAN OPEN UP FOR EMPLOYEES OR CONSTITUENTS FOR SHELTERING IN ADDITION TO OUR LOCAL MEASURES, THE STATE OF FLORIDA HAS BEEN WORKING WITH HOTELS STATEWIDE TO BE ABLE TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS AND OPEN THEM UP AS WHAT’S KNOWN AS NONCONGREGATE SHELTER LOCATIONS THEY’RE BASICALLY HOTELS THAT MEET OR EXCEED THE 2002 BUILDING CODE, ARE OUTSIDE OF THE EVACUATION AREA, HAVE A TRANSFER SWITCH SO YOU CAN ADD AN GENERATOR AND HAVE ACCESS TO KITCHEN OR FEEDING FACILITIES WE DID REACH OUT TO THE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU AND THE CHAMBERS TO HELP US IDENTIFY ANY LOCAL HOTELS THAT MAY BE INTERESTED IN SUPPORTING THIS ENDEAVOR AND THERE WILL BE ONLINE ACCESS THAT WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC TO HELP THEM SELECT THOSE OPTIONS AS WELL AS THE STORM IS COMING TOWARDS US >> DAVE EGGERS: CATHIE? >> YEP >> DAVE EGGERS: ON THOSE LOCAL HOTELS, I’M JUST ASSUMING, THIS IS PROBABLY A SILLY QUESTION, BUT I’M JUST ASSUMING WE’RE NOT COLLECTING THE BED TAXES ON THAT, RIGHT? THOSE ARE USED FOR EMERGENCY SHELTERS? >> I DON’T HAVE AN ANSWER TO THAT I’D HAVE TO ASK ABOUT THAT >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY I MEAN, I KNOW THAT’S BEEN BROUGHT UP IN OTHER SITUATIONS, BUT I THINK THIS ONE IS A LITTLE BIT EVEN MORE SPECIFIC TO IT BEFORE YOU’RE FINISHED WITH THIS, I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE, YOU PROBABLY ARE GOING TO, BUT TOUCH ON THE VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS AND THAT KIND OF THING THANK YOU >> CERTAINLY THANK YOU SOME OF THE SAFETY MEASURES THAT WE HAVE PUT IN PLACE, WE’LL HAVE IN PLACE IF WE DO HAVE TO OPEN OUR SHELTERS IS WE WILL DO TEMPERATURE AND SYMPTOM SCREENING AT ALL OF OUR SHELTER LOCATIONS FOR ANYBODY THAT IS EXHIBITING SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 OR IS CONFIRMED TO BE COVID-19 POSITIVE, WE WOULD RECOMMEND YOU SHELTER AT HOME IF IT’S SAFE TO DO SO OR TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE NON-CONGREGATE SHELTER SITES SO THAT WAY WE’RE CONTINUING WITH OUR SOCIAL DISTANCING WE HAVE IDENTIFIED AND HAVE ON HAND PPE FOR ALL OF OUR — PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR ALL OF OUR WORKERS AND ADDITIONAL MASKS FOR THE PUBLIC WHO MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE OR IF THEY MISPLACED THEM WHILE THEY’RE AT THE SHELTER WE ARE INCREASING THE CLEANING SCHEDULES AND HAND SANITATION STATIONS AT ALL OF OUR SHELTER LOCATIONS AND WE’LL HAVE INCREASED SIGNAGE TO REMIND PEOPLE TO FOLLOW THE CDC GUIDANCE WE ARE IDENTIFYING SEPARATE SHELTERS FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE COVID POSITIVE IN CASE THEY CANNOT GO TO ANY OF THE NON-CONGREGATE SITES AND FOR THOSE THAT MAY COME IN TO A SHELTER AND WE CANNOT MOVE THEM SAFELY DUE TO THE WEATHER CONCERNS, WE’LL IDENTIFY SEPARATE AREAS WITHIN THOSE SHELTERS TO BE ABLE TO ISOLATE THEM DURING THE STORM P-PL SO C COMMISSIONER EGGERS, YOU TOUCHED ON STAFFING WE DID HAVE A MEETING WITH SCHOOLS LATE JULY AND THEY DID EXPRESS SOME CONCERNS WITH THEIR ABILITY TO BE ABLE TO STAFF THE SHELTERS AND, YOU KNOW, LOOKING AT HOW THE MODEL OF OTHER COUNTY STAFF SHELTERS, SO WE KNOW THAT THIS IS A CONCERN WITH COVID-19 AND NOT JUST FOR SCHOOL EMPLOYEES, BUT VOLUNTEERS FOR THE AMERICAN RED CROSS AND OUR OWN EMPLOYEES IN THE COUNTY THAT NORMALLY HELP US SUPPORT SHELTER OPERATIONS WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE’RE WORKING WITH AS MANY PARTNERS AND LET THEM KNOW ABOUT WHAT SAFEGUARDS WE HAVE IN PLACE, SO SOME OF THE THINGS WE’RE DOING TO TRY TO GET ADDITIONAL PEOPLE IS WE REACHED OUT THROUGH THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE HE HAS IDENTIFIED I THINK 51 PEOPLE AS OF YESTERDAY THAT ARE NONSWORN THAT WOULD BE WILLING TO VOLUNTEER IN SHELTERS WE HAVE 53 PEOPLE WITHIN THE COUNTY UPS ALREADY THAT WE KNOW OF THAT WILL HELP IN SHELTERS APPROXIMATE AND THEN WE’RE REALLY TRYING TO IDENTIFY UP TO ABOUT 400 PEOPLE TO HELP US COVER THAT SHELTER MANAGEMENT AND SHELTER SUPPORT POSITIONS WHAT THAT ENTAILS IS WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL OR FACILITY MANAGERS THAT ARE ON SITE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE BUILDING IS BEING UTILIZED PROPERLY, TO HELP WITH REGISTRATION AS PEOPLE COME IN AND THE SCREENING AS YOU HEARD JUST ME JUST TALK, AND THEN DURING THE SHELTER OPERATION JUST MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE ARE COMPLYING WITH THE RULES THAT WE HAVE AT THE SHELTER, MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE ARE GETTING FED, HELPING OUT WITH ANY DIRECTIONS OR ANYTHING THAT WE DO — NEED TO DO AND GIVING INFORMATION TO PEOPLE DURING THE STORM ITSELF AT THE SHELTER LOCATION WE’LL ALSO BE REACHING OUT TO BUSINESSES AND OUR FAITH BASED PARTNERS AS WELL AS WE CONTINUE TO SEEK ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR THIS IMPORTANT OPERATION SO SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE’VE BEEN DOING, TOO, WE’VE BEEN LOOKING AT MITIGATION PROJECS

FOR SHELTERS THAT’S ALWAYS IMPORTANT FOR US SO WE IDENTIFIED ACTUALLY FOUR SCHOOLS WITH PROJECTS THAT WILL RUN ABOUT $350,000 AND THEN WE’LL ADD AN ADDITIONAL 1,550 SHELTER SPACES OF WHICH 624 OF THOSE WOULD BE FOR OUR SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATION AND A SITE THAT HAS GENERATOR BACK-UP CAPACITY WE’RE ALSO IN DISCUSSIONS WITH PINELLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS IN RELATION TO TWO MAJOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS WE HAVE COMING UP SO WE CAN ADD ENHANCED HURRICANE PROTECTION AREAS TO THE SCHOOLS TO INCREASE OUR SHELTER CAPACITY AS WELL WE CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THE STATE ON ENGINEERING REVIEWS OF ADDITIONAL COMMUNITY CENTERS FOR USE AS AT-RISK SHELTERS AND ALSO LOOKING AT THOSE AS STEP-DOWN SHELTERS TO RELIEVE SCHOOLS AFTER THE STORM HAS PASSED SO WE’LL CONTINUE TO LOOK AT THIS WE’RE LOOKING AT OPPORTUNITIES THAT CAN SUPPORT FOR FUNDING WHETHER IT’S THROUGH STATE MITIGATION MONEYS THERE IS THE CDBG, THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT DISASTER RELIEF MONEYS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE AVAILABLE AND THEN WE ALSO HAVE IDENTIFIED SOME PENNY MONEYS TO HELP US WORK ON PROJECTS AS THEY’RE IDENTIFIED ONE OF THE PROJECTS THAT WE’VE BEEN WORKING ON OVER THE LAST YEAR IS TO INSTALL A GENERATOR AT THE LIELMAN EXCHANGE WE DO ANTICIPATE THIS TO BE HOOKED UP EARLY OCTOBER, SO WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING ABLE TO GET THAT COMPLETED SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE’VE DONE IN TERMS OF OUR TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES, SO IF YOU’RE GOT THE READY OLYMPIAN PINELLAS APP, WE HAVE ADDED PUSH NOTIFICATIONS SO WE’LL BE ABLE TO SEND OUT REALTIME NOTIFICATIONS TO THE PUBLIC FOR ANYBODY THAT HAS THAT APPLICATION ON THEIR PHONE WE DEVELOPED A PELICAN APPLICATION THIS IS A MAPPING PLATFORM THIS WAS DEVELOPED WITH OUR GIS FOLKS THAT WILL ALLOW US TO TURN ON AND OFF LAYERS SO WE CAN DO ANALYSES BASED UPON THE SITUATIONAL DATA THAT WE NEED TO LOOK AT THIS WILL INCLUDE DIRECTIONAL STORMS, CRITICAL FACILITIES, AND WE’RE INCORPORATING AS MANY COUNTY MAP LAYERS AS WE CAN ANY OF OUR HISTORICAL FLOOD INFORMATION WE CA HAVE LIVE DATA IN THERE AS WELL SUCH AS INFORMATION FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, FROM THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER, RIVER GAUGES, SO HAVING THIS KIND OF PLATFORM IS REALLY VALUABLE TO US AND IT WILL BENEFIT MANY OTHER COUNTY DEPARTMENTS AS WELL SOME OF THE NEW BOARDS THAT WE’VE CREATED IN OUR WEB EOC SYSTEM, WE HAVE A STORM LEAD TIME BOARD THAT WILL HELP US KEEP TRACK OF THE MANY ACTIVITIES THAT WE NEED TO ACCOMPLISH BEFORE A STORM MAKES LANDFALL, BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY FOR THE DIFFERENT MAGNITUDE OF STORMS THAT COME BEFORE US, WE HAVE DIFFERENT TIME FRAMES FOR ALL OF OUR ACTIVITIES, SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE’VE GOT A GOOD WAY TO BE ABLE TO TRACK THAT AND STAY ON TOP AND AHEAD OF ALL THOSE ACTIVITIES WE ALSO UPDATED OUR SHELTER BOARD TO HELP US ACCOUNT FOR OUR ACTIVATION SCENARIOS THERE MAY BE SOME DIFFERENCES IN SOME OF THE SHELTERS THAT OPENED THIS YEAR AS YOU HEARD ME TALK A LITTLE BIT EARLIER, WE PROBABLY NEED TO OPEN MORE SHELTERS THAN WE HAVE TRADITIONALLY SO WE DON’T WANT PEOPLE TO SAY HEY, THOSE ARE THE SHELTERS THAT OPENED FOR HURRICANE IRMA IT MAY BE DIFFERENT THIS YEAR IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE CONTINUE TO MONITOR INFORMATION ON OUR EMERGENCY BULLETIN BOARD, THE NO YEAR ZONE BOARD ON THE APP AS WELL WE’RE FEEDING ALL OF OUR WEB EOC BOARD INFORMATION REALTIME INTO A NUMBER OF VENUES TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PUBLIC HAS THE MOST RECENT INFORMATION IN TERMS OF WHAT IS OPENING UP WE’VE ADDED AN E.M. SUPPLY BOARD TO OUR TRACKING SOFTWARE WITHIN WEB EOC THIS WILL REALLY HELP US TIE TOGETHER WHAT WE HAVE IN STOCK, WHAT’S COMING IN AND WHAT’S BEING REQUESTED SO WE’RE IMPLEMENTING THAT NOW AND THIS IS THE TYPE OF SYSTEM THAT WILL REALLY HELP US AS YOU KNOW FOR COVID-19, WE’VE HAD MILLIONS OF ITEMS COME THROUGH OUR LOGISTICS PROCESSING SYSTEM, SO THIS WILL REALLY HELP US MAKE SURE THAT WE’RE ABLE TO REALTIME, SEE WHERE EVERYTHING IS AND SEE HOW WE CAN MOVE THINGS AROUND TO MEET THE NEEDS THAT ARE OUT THERE WE ARE MAKING UPGRADES TO THE UNIFIED CALL SYSTEM AT THE COUNTY LEVEL, SO THIS WILL GIVE US A CALL TREE TO PROVIDE OPTIONS FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE CALLING IN TO THE COUNTY INFORMATION CENTER SO IT WILL BE PRERECORDED INFORMATION, DIRECT YOU TO WEB LINKS OR YOU CAN CHOOSE TO SPEAK TO A LIVE OPERATOR WE’RE WORKING ON BOTH PREAND PRE AND POST SCENARIOS AS WELL AS OTHER OPTIONS FOR DIFFERENT TYPES OF EVENTS OUR PUBLIC OUTREACH WAS OBVIOUSLY IMPACTED THIS YEAR WITH COVID-19 WE DO HAVE ALL THREE LANGUAGES OF OUR HURRICANE GUIDE ONLINE AND AVAILABLE IN PRINT SO IN SPANISH AND VIETNAMESE ARE OUT THERE IN THE COMMUNITY WE’VE REALLY LEVERAGED ALL OF THE TECHNOLOGY FROM ZOOM TO

TEAMS TO ALL OF OUR WEBINARS TO CONTINUE OUR OUTREACH WE MOVED INTO PHASE TWO OF OUR EDUCATIONAL AND OUTREACH, TO OUR MOBILE HOME PARKS WE’RE WORKING WITH PINELLAS PARK AND LARGO FIRE DEPARTMENTS FOR AN AUGUST AWARENESS CAMPAIGN WE DID SEND OUT 47,000 DOOR HANGERS AGAIN THIS YEAR AGAIN, REALLY STRESSING HURRICANE AND TORNADO SAFETY AND THEN ALSO ENCOURAGING THOSE FOLKS TO PREPARE THEIR YARDS BEFORE A STORM YOUTUBE HAS ALLOWED US TO EXTEND OUR OUTREACH CAPACITY SO WE’VE DONE SOME REALTIME WEBINARS WE HAD A FAITH-BASED COMMUNITY GROUP WEBINAR WE HAD 32 PEOPLE THAT WERE ABLE TO ATTEND LIVE AND AN ADDITIONAL TPHAOEUF THAT 95 THAT WERE ABLE TO WATCH IT LATER ON THIS HAS HELPED IN TERMS OF OUTREACH AND BEING AIL TO REACH PEOPLE WHEN MAYBE TIMES ARE NOT CONVENIENT FOR THEM WE CONTINUE TO REACH OUT TO OUR BUSINESS COMMUNITY WE HELD A BUSINESS SUMMIT WITH ECONOMIC TKWEPLTD A DEVELOPMENT AND OTHER PARTNERS 26 PEOPLE LEARNED THEIR EVACUATION ZONE 52 PEOPLE SIGNED UP FOR ALERT PINELLAS AND 41 BUSINESSES STARTED A BUSINESS PLAN WE RECENTLY DISTRIBUTED 1,500 HURRICANE HYGIENE KITS AT TARPON SPRINGS AND HYDE POINT AND LIELMAN AND THIS INCLUDED RAIN PONCHOS, SOAP SANITIZER, BUG SPRAY, TARPS, DUCT TAPE, BATTERIES AND OF COURSE OUR HURRICANE GUIDE SO WE CONTINUE TO DO AS MUCH OUTREACH AS WE CAN MAYBE NOT AS FUN AS SOME OF THE FACE-TO-FACE STUFF THAT WE USED TO DO, BUT WE’RE MAKING SURE THAT WE CONTINUE TO REACH OUT AND THEN JUST TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA THROUGH SOME OF THE WORK THAT WE’VE DONE WITH OUR FAITH-BASED COMMUNITY, WE’VE HAD 17 ADDITIONAL FAITH-BASED PROVIDERS SIGN UP FOR OUR BILLBOARD EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM SO THAT’S A GREAT SYSTEM WHERE YOU’RE DRIVING DOWN THE STREET AND YOU SEE ON THEIR BILLBOARD IF WE ARE PUTTING OUT EMERGENCY MESSAGES TO THE COMMUNITY, SO WE’VE IDENTIFIED 24 ADDITIONAL FOOD PANTRIES, FOUR EXTRA DELIVERY TRUCKS WHO CAN HELP US WITH FOOD, 26 ADDITIONAL COMMERCIAL KITCHENS, 23 SPIRITUAL COUNSELORS, PEOPLE THAT ARE — CAN HELP US — 26 PEOPLE THAT CAN HELP WITH THE WELLNESS CHECK CAPABILITIES COVID-19 THOUGH IT HAS CAUSED A LOT OF CHALLENGES FOR US, IT HAS BUILT A LOT OF RELATIONSHIPS FOR US AS WE CONTINUE TO MOVE THROUGH THIS HURRICANE SEASON, WE KNOW IT’S A CHALLENGE I JUST WANT TO, YOU KNOW, TELL PEOPLE TO PLEASE USE THOSE THREE TENANTS THAT WE ALWAYS TELL YOU THAT’S TO KNOW YOUR RISK, MAKE A PLAN, AND STAY INFORMED IT’S GETTING INTO THE BUSY TIME OF THE SEASON PUT TOGETHER YOUR PLANS IF YOU NEED HELP FROM PEOPLE, REACH OUT TO YOUR NEIGHBORS, REACH OUT TO THE MANY WONDERFUL SERVICE PROVIDERS THAT ARE OUT THERE IF YOU HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS AND YOU NEED HELP, SIGN UP ON OUR REGISTRY NOW SO WE KNOW ABOUT YOU AND WE CAN IDENTIFY THE RESOURCES TO BE ABLE TO GET TO YOU IT’S NOT A TIME TO PANIC IT’S A TIME TO BE PREPARED I DON’T WANT TO DISCOURAGE PEOPLE FROM EVACUATING STORM SURGE IS LIFE THREATENING IF YOU ARE ELECTRIC DEPENDENT OR YOU LIVE IN A MOBILE HOME, WIND CAN BE LIFE THREATENING FOR YOU AS WELL SO PLEASE MAKE A PLAN IF YOU NEED TO COME TO THE PUBLIC SHELTERS, KNOW THAT WE’VE GOT MANY SYSTEMS IN PLACE TO HELP TO PROTECT YOU AND WE’LL MAKE THOSE NONCONGREGATE SITES AVAILABLE TO YOU AS WELL >> DAVE EGGERS: YOU CAN SEE, COMMISSIONERS, SHE’S BEEN VERY, VERY, VERY BUSY >> BARRY BURTON: I ALSO JUST WANTED TO ADDS BEFORE YOU OPEN UP THE COMMENT, WE’VE ALSO REACHED OUT TO OUR CITIES THAT IS ANOTHER KEY PARTNER P-F W WE’LL BE REACHING OUT TO THEM AND OTHERS FOR ASSISTANCE IN STAFFING BECAUSE IT REALLY IS GOING TO TAKE A COMMUNITY SHE NEEDS 400 PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, WE START — AND INITIALLY PEOPLE ARE, LIKE, WELL, THE COUNTY CAN DO THAT WHEN YOU START PULLING OUT UTILITIES IS BUSY, PUBLIC WORKS IS BUSY, 911 IS BUSY, OUR BUILDING INSPECTORS ARE DOING DAMAGE ASSESSMENT RIGHT AFTER PRETTY SOON THAT NUMBER DWINDLES WE’RE GOING TO DO AN ALL HANDS APPROACH AND BUILD ON THE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS THAT HAVE, YOU KNOW, BEEN SO SUCCESSFUL SO AGAIN, I DID SPEAK WITH THE CITY MANAGERS LAST FRIDAY AND WE’LL BE DOING FOLLOW-UP WITH THEM >> DAVE EGGERS: THANK YOU, BARRY I JUST REALLY WANTED TO MAKE A COMMENT I SAID AT THE BEGINNING THAT I WANTED TO THANK OUR STAFF MEMBERS THAT HAVE STEPPED UP AND DONE GREAT THINGS ONE OF OUR UNSUNG HEROES IS CATHIE I CAN’T IMAGINE WHERE WE’D BE WITHOUT YOU AND YOUR TEAM IT’S JUST BEEN — IT’S SO REASSURING THAT THE LOGISTICAL ISSUES OF THIS COUNTY, WHETHER

IT’S UNDER THE PANDEMIC ISSUE, WHICH IS AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF WORK THAT’S BEEN DONE, PPE, I DON’T EVEN WANT TO GET INTO IT BECAUSE I’M GOING TO SELL YOU SHORT ON ALL THE THINGS YOUR GROUP HAS BEEN DOING BUT NOW TRANSITIONING SO SMOOTHLY INTO THE HURRICANE SEASON THREE OR FOUR MONTHS AGO THANK YOU JUST GREAT WORK I KNOW THE COMMISSION HERE IS VERY PROUD OF YOU AND YOUR TEAM BARRY, THANK YOU FOR HER AND FOR EVERYBODY AROUND THAT GROUP I’M REALLY, REALLY IMPRESSED WITH OUR TEAM THERE SO THANK YOU, CATHIE PASS THAT ALONG TO EVERYBODY >> THANK YOU I WILL IT’S A GREAT TEAM THEY’RE A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH WE’VE HAD A LOT OF SUPPORT FROM OTHER COUNTY DEPARTMENTS TOO JUST TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA, WE’VE FILLED 3,252 MISSIONS JUST FOR COVID-19 AND WE’RE AT A 99.8% FULFILLMENT SO WE’VE REALLY CAUGHT UP IN TERMS OF THE SUPPLIES THAT PEOPLE NEEDED REALLY WORKING VERY CLOSELY WITH OUR LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES MAKING SURE THAT THEY HAVE THAT PPE SO IF THEY DO HAVE CASES FLARE UP, THEIR EMPLOYEES ARE PREPARED >> DAVE EGGERS: JUST AMAZING THE NUMBER OF THINGS YOU’VE GOT TO PUT YOUR HANDS ON TO TAKE CARE OF THE ISSUES THAT WE’RE HAVING TO DEAL WITH SO COMMISSIONER WELCH? >> KENNETH WELCH: YEAH JUST TOTALLY ECHO THE CHAIRMAN’S COMMENTS AND PPE IS JUST ONE EXAMPLE JUST LISTENING TO THOSE 8:00 A.M. CALLS AND YOU TALKING ABOUT GETTING PPE TO HEALTH PROVIDERS AROUND THE COUNTY, AND YOU CALL IT MISSIONS I JUST LOVE YOUR APPROACH TO IT I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT WORK YOU’RE DOING, CATHIE A COUPLE QUESTIONS ON YOU AND YOUR ENTIRE TEAM A COUPLE QUESTIONS OF WHAT YOU TALKED ABOUT YOU GAVE AN EXAMPLE OF PREVIOUSLY FOR CAT ONE WE NEEDED SIX SHELTERS AND NOW WE NEED SOMETHING LIKE 13 I WAS TRYING TO FOLLOW YOUR NOTES CAN YOU SEND US A SUMMARY FOR EACH CATEGORY WHAT THE PREVIOUS REQUIREMENT WAS AND WHERE WE ARE NOW IN T-R TERMS OF SHELTERS >> YEAH I’LL BE HAPPY TO SEND THAT TO YOU TO GIVE YOU THAT ANALYSIS EVEN SINCE THE BEGINNING OF HURRICANE SEASON AS WE STARTED TO DO THAT DIRECTIONAL ANALYSIS, YOU’VE BEEN ABLE TO ADD SOME ADDITIONAL SHELTERS BACK IN >> KENNETH WELCH: I KNOW IT’S A SILLY QUESTION BECAUSE YOU WOULDN’T BE RECOMMENDING IT IF YOU DIDN’T HAVE FAITH, BUT I JUST WANT TO ASK, THESE NEW TOOLS, YOU KNOW, THE PROBABLE SURGE AND THE DIRECTIONAL ANALYSIS, YOU’VE GOT FAITH THAT WE CAN IMPLEMENT THOSE NOW AND DECREASE THE NUMBER OF FOLKS THAT HAVE TO EVACUATE IT’S A TRIED AND TRUE TECHNOLOGY >> YES WE ACTUALLY — I STARTED USING THIS IN MIAMI-DADE BACK IN I THINK 2013 OR 2014 SO OUR SITUATION DOWN THERE IS AT ONE POINT I THINK WE HAD TO EVACUATE 1.9 MILLION PEOPLE FOR A CATEGORY 5 STORM AND KNOWING THAT NOT ALL STORMS ARE CREATED EQUAL, AS WE STARTED TO DO THAT ANALYSIS, WE ACTUALLY FOUND FOR SOME CATEGORY 5 STORMS THAT YOUR EVACUATION FOOTPRINT IS MORE LIKE A CATEGORY 3 IT REALLY DEPENDS UPON THE SPEED THAT IS COMING TOWARDS YOU AND THAT DIRECTION SO IT’S HARD BECAUSE FROM A PUBLIC COMMUNICATION POINT OF VIEW, IT’S MUCH EASIER FOR US TO SAY HERE’S YOUR STATIC EVACUATION ZONES PEOPLE CAN MEMORIZE THEIR ZONE AND THEY’LL KNOW THAT SO THIS MAKES IT A LITTLE BIT MORE TRICKY WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE’VE GOT THAT COMMUNICATION PIECE DOWN YOU KNOW, FOR ZONES “A” AND “B,” THEY’RE THE CLOSEST ONES TO THE THEY’RE GOING TO BE THE HIGHEST RISK FOR STORM SURGE WE’RE PROBABLY NOT GOING TO MAKE ANY MODIFICATIONS TO THOSE THIS YEAR IT’S THOSE ONES THAT ARE A LITTLE BIT FURTHER INLAND THAT WE WANT TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE — WE WILL DO THIS WITH EXTREME DUE DILIGENCE I’M NOT GOING TO MAKE A DECISION IF I THINK THERE’S A RISK FOR SOMEBODY THERE AND THE THING WITH THE WAY THEY RUN THESE MODELS, AND I DON’T WANT TO GET TOO TECHNICAL, BUT EVEN THOSE DIRECTIONAL MEOWS THAT YOU HEARD ME TALK ABOUT, THAT’S STILL HUNDREDS OF STORMS LAID ON TOP MUCH EACH OTHER YOU COULD HAVE A STORM THAT’S ACTUALLY ON THE EAST COAST OF FLORIDA THAT’S HEADED TO THE NORTHWEST AND IT’S NOT HITTING US DIRECTLY SO THE CHANCES OF US GETTING STORM SURGE FROM THAT ARE VERY LOW AS OPPOSED TO ONE THAT’S ON TOP OF US OR ONE THAT’S OUT IN THE GULF OF MEXICO HEADED THAT SAME DIRECTION SO IT DOES MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE WE’D LOVE TO BE ABLE TO GET TO THE POINT WHERE WE DON’T EVACUATE MORE PEOPLE THAN WE HAVE TO, BUT AS EMERGENCY MANAGERS, IT’S OUR JOB TO ERR A LITTLE BIT ON THE SIDE OF CAUTION I’D RATHER APOLOGIZE TO YOU FOR MAKING YOU EVACUATE AND HAVING YOU HAVE THAT INCONVENIENCE THAN HAVE TO APOLOGIZE TO YOUR FAMILY

MEMBERS FOR NOT ISSUING THE EVACUATION ORDER AND THEN HEAVEN FORBID SOMETHING HAPPEN TO YOU >> KENNETH WELCH: THANK YOU IT’S GOOD TO HEAR YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH THAT MODEL I KNOW I’M SETTING MYSELF UP FOR COMMISSIONER JUSTICE TO HARASS ME, BUT YOU SAID DIRECTIONAL MEOW SEVERAL TIMES WHAT DOES THAT STAND FOR? >> MAXIMUM ENVELOPE OF WATERS >> YES NOT A BUNCH OF CATS >> KENNETH WELCH: I’M SETTING HIM UP I KNOW IT I HAD TO ASK WHAT THAT WAS PRESIDENT THE LAST QUESTION WAS ON YOUR — YOU SAID IF SOMEONE IS COVID-19 POSITIVE, THEY’RE GOING TO GO TO A SEPARATE SHELTER ARE THOSE SHELTERS EXCLUSIVELY FOR COVID-19 FOLKS, OR ARE THEY MIXED? >> THEY WILL BE EXCLUSIVELY FOR — WORKING WITH THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT, THOSE PEOPLE THAT WE KNOW ARE CURRENTLY DIAGNOSED AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS WILL BE WORKING WITH THEM TO MAKE THAT CONTACT AND LET THEM KNOW WHICH IS THAT SITE FOR THEM TO GO TO IF THEY NEED THAT SHELTER OPTION NON-CONGREGATE SITES, THE HOTELS THAT THE STATE ARE DOING, THOSE WILL BE GREAT OPTIONS AS WELL BECAUSE THEY CAN AT LEAST HAVE THEIR FAMILY TOGETHER IN A HOTEL ROOM >> KENNETH WELCH: OKAY THANK YOU SO MUCH APPRECIATE IT >> YOU’RE WELCOME >> KENNETH WELCH: THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR >> DAVE EGGERS: ANYBODY ELSE THAT HAS ANY QUESTIONS FOR CATHIE? OKAY I DON’T SEE ANYBODY ELSE AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR — WELL, YOU BRING A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE FROM SOUTH FLORIDA WHICH IS — WHICH WAS GREAT TO BEGIN WITH BUT JUST WATCHING YOU OVER THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF AND THEN SPECIFICALLY THIS YEAR, I THINK OUR RESIDENTS CAN FEEL CONFIDENT THAT WE’RE IN GOOD HANDS SO THANK YOU AGAIN WE REALLY APPRECIATE THAT LEADERSHIP AND YOUR KNOWLEDGE, YOUR EXPERIENCE AND ALL OF THAT TO MAKE US A LITTLE SAFER >> THANK YOU I WISH I COULD NOT BE IN FRONT OF YOU ALL THE TIME, SO HOPEFULLY WE’LL GET A RESPITE SOON STKP >> DAVE EGGERS: COMMISSIONER WELCH? >> KENNETH WELCH: ONE LAST ONE SPECIAL NEEDS SHELTERS, ANY CHANGES THERE? >> I THINK WE STILL HAVE THE SAME SPECIAL NEEDS SHELTERS IN TERMS OF THE SCREENING, YEAH FOR COVID-19 FOR THE SPECIAL NEEDS SHELTERS, WE’RE ACTUALLY WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER YOU HEARD DR. CHO TALK ABOUT THOSE RAPID TESTS BECAUSE WE KNOW THIS IS A MUCH HIGHER VULNERABLE POPULATION FOR COVID-19, OUR GOAL IS TO DO THE RAPID TESTS AS THEY ARE COMING IN WE’RE WORKING WITH OUR FIRE DISTRICTS AND WITH THE SCHOOLS WE BELIEVE WE’LL HAVE TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF BUSES THAT WE USE TO GO OUT AND HELP TRANSPORT THOSE FOLKS SO WE CAN SOCIALLY DISTANCE THEM WE’LL MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE MASKS FOR THEM AS THEY GET ON THE BUS AS WELL SO WE’RE WORKING THROUGH THAT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE THAT IN PLACE THEN ALSO LOOKING TO SEE IF WE CAN GET ADDITIONAL NURSES TO HAVE IN THERE TO HELP WITH SCREENING AND TO HELP MONITOR THAT POPULATION >> KENNETH WELCH: OKAY THANK YOU >> DAVE EGGERS: ANYBODY ELSE? BARRY, YOU HAD — YOU SAID YOU WERE GOING TO TALK ABOUT CARE >> BARRY BURTON: THE SECOND ITEM IS CARES ACT FUNDING WE HAVE AUBREY PHILLIPS >> DAVE EGGERS: LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION JUST AS FAR AS PRESENTATION AND TIME WHAT’S YOUR KIND OF GUESS HERE? >> THIS SHOULDN’T TAKE LONG WE’RE JUST GOING TO GO THROUGH THE OUTLINE OF THE PROGRAM AND KIND OF SHOW YOU WHERE EACH COMPONENT PIECE IS AND HOW THEY’RE ROLLING IT OUT >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY ALL RIGHT >> BARRY BURTON: 10 MINUTES >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY GO AHEAD >> I’M BETWEEN SK EVERYBODY AND LUNCH I KNOW EVERYBODY IS INTERESTED IN THE UPDATE WE DID EXPAND THE INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILIES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE O WITH THAT EXPANSION WE STREAMLINED THE PROGRAM WE HAVE SEEN THAT IMPROVE THE SPEED AT WHICH WE’RE GETTING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS MADE THROUGH AUGUST 7th, $5.5 MILLION IN FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS HAVE BEEN ISSUED AND WE’VE ACTUALLY SEEN AN INCREASE MONTH OVER MONTH FROM MAY TO JULY OF 600% IN TERMS OF THE AMOUNT OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS WE’RE GETTING OUT WE’VE ALSO SEEN THE NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS BEING ASSISTED DOUBLE BETWEEN MAY AND JUNE HOWEVER, THERE IS A LAG IN JULY REPORTING, SO WE DON’T HAVE THOSE COMPLETE NUMBERS FOR JULY YET, BUT THAT’S SOMETHING WE’LL CONTINUE TO MONITOR MAKING SURE THAT THOSE ASSISTANCE TO THE HOUSEHOLDS ARE GETTING PROCESSED AND PAID OUT YOU LIKELY ARE AWARE WE’VE SEEN CONTINUED HIGH MONTHLY CALL VOLUMES APPROACHING 25,000 CALLS OR MORE PER MONTH THAT’S LED TO CALLERS EXPERIENCING WAIT TIMES OF 10 MINUTES OR MORE AND A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF CALLS BEING ABANDONED BY THE CALLER BEFORE THEY’RE ABLE TO BE ANSWERED SO THERE HAVE BEEN A FEW AREAS OF MOVEMENT RELATED TO THOSE PERFORMANCE WE’RE REALLY PRIOR PRIORITIZING GETTING THE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS ISSUED

AS I MENTIONED, STAFF TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE HAVE HELPED TO REDUCE THE AVERAGE TALK TIME, SO THE SHORTER AMOUNT OF TIME THAT A CALLER NEEDS TO BE ON THE PHONE WITH A REPRESENTATIVE ALLOWS THAT REPRESENTATIVE TO REACH MORE CALLERS HOWEVER, A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THOSE 25,000 CALLS PER MONTH ARE A RESULT OF HOUSEHOLDS THAT ARE FOLLOWING UP TO CHECK ON THE STATUS OF A CASE IN PROGRESS THE TELEPHONE IS NOT HOW INDIVIDUALS OR FAMILIES REQUEST ASSISTANCE THAT’S DONE THROUGH THE 211 TEXTING NUMBER SO WE’RE GUESTING A LOT OF FOLLOW-UP ON CASES THAT ARE IN PROGRESS, SO WE’RE REALLY TPA*EP EMPHASIZING AND STRENGTHENING RESOURCES TO PROCESS THOSE MORE QUICKLY WE’RE CONTINUING TO WORK WITH TWO ON ONE TO MONITOR THAT AND SEE THE IMPROVEMENTS WE’RE LOOKING FOR OR TAKE ADDITIONAL ACTION AS NEEDED CASE REVIEWERS HAVE BEEN ADDED, ABOUT 13 OF THEM BY ADDRESSING THAT BACKLOG WE’RE ANTICIPATING IT WILL REDUCE THE OVERALL CALL VOLUMES AND HELP TO IMPROVE WAIT TIMES FOR CALLERS LAST WEEK WE LAUNCHED TWO NEW PROGRAMS, NONPROFIT SUPPORT AND LICENSED CHILDCARE FACILITIES, SO THOSE TWO PROGRAMS COMBINED PROVIDE ABOUT $35 MILLION IN TOTAL OUT TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS SPECIFICALLY THOSE THAT ARE ADDRESSING BASIC NEEDS SO OUR FEEDING AGENCIES, NONPROFITS FOCUSED ON HOMELESSNESS AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AS WELL AS LEGAL AID FOR HOUSING SO THAT AS THE COVID PANDEMIC CONTINUES AND WE HAVE MORE FOLKS IN A TENUOUS HOUSING SITUATION, THEY’RE ABLE TO GET LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO WORK WITH THEIR LANDLORD OR MORTGAGE COMPANY THE $4.6 MILLION FOR CHILDCARE ORGANIZATIONS IS SUPPORTING THOSE ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE OPEN AND SERVING CHILDREN SO AGAIN, THAT PROGRAM LAUNCHED ON FRIDAY AND AS OF YESTERDAY WE HAD 172 APPLICATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED 51 OF THOSE HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED FOR PAYMENT AND THAT’S TOTALING ABOUT $365,000 THOSE TWO ARE MOVING FORWARD AND GAINING MOMENTUM AND REALLY ADDRESSING SOME OF THE UNDERLYING NEEDS THAT CAME UP WHEN WE DID PUBLIC INPUT THAT WEREN’T BEING ADDRESSED THROUGH OUR EXISTING PROGRAMS >> DAVE EGGERS: AUDREY, THAT 172 APPLICATIONS, WAS THAT JUST FOR THE LICENSED CHILD PORTION OR IS THAT FOR THE NONPROFIT AND THE LICENSED? >> THAT IS JUST FOR THE CHILDCARE PORTION WE’RE MANAGING THROUGH THAT — THAT THROUGH NEIGHBORLY, THE SAME SYSTEM WE USE FOR THE SMALL BUSINESS, SO I HAVE DIRECT ACCESS TO THOSE NUMBERS I WILL GET YOU ALL UPDATED NUMBERS ON THE NONPROFIT SUPPORT >> DAVE EGGERS: GREAT THANK YOU >> YEP AND THEN ON THE COUNTY AND CITY COVID MITIGATION RESPONSE, WE ARE MOVING FORWARD WITH MAKING $8.4 MILLION AVAILABLE TO CITIES ALLOCATED BY POPULATION WE WILL BE MEETING WITH CITIES LATER THIS WEEK, BUT WE KNOW THAT THEY’VE HAD IMPACTS RELATED TO COVID RESPONSE AND MITIGATION AND WE’RE COORDINATING A WEBINAR WITH CITIES TO HELP COORDINATE BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE COUNTY ON OUR COVID FUNDING STRATEGY AND MAKING SURE THAT WE’RE ABLE TO GET LEVERAGE THE FEDERAL DOLLARS THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO HELP ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF THE POPULATION HERE IN PINELLAS COUNTY >> BARRY BURTON: COMMISSIONERS, IF YOU RECALL BACK, THE WAY WE’RE APPROACHING THAT IS TO PROVIDE THE 12.5% WHICH IS THE LOCAL MATCH FOR THE THEME OF DOLLARS SO WE’RE GETTING THAT MONEY OUT THE DOOR THERE ARE OTHER COVID THAT ARE NOT FEMA REIMBURSEMENTS THAT ARE ADDRESSED, BUT WE’VE ASKED THE CITIES LET’S SEE HOW THESE OTHER PROGRAMS GO AND THE FUNDING THAT’S AVAILABLE WE MAY BE ABLE TO ADDRESS SIMILAR N NON-FEMA REIMBURSEMENTS AT A LATER DATE DEPENDING ON THE UTILIZATION OF THE PROGRAMS WE’RE KIND OF TAKING IT IN TWO BATCHES THERE WERE GOOD COMMENTS EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS THE NEED TO GET THE MONEY OUT IN THE COMMUNITY FIRST AND THEN WE’LL ADDRESS SOME OF THOSE OTHER RELATED ISSUES >> TO THE POINT ABOUT GETTING MONEY OUT IN THE COMMUNITY, ONE OF THE WAYS WE’VE BEEN DOING THAT ONGOING HAS BEEN THROUGH OUR PUBLIC HEALTH MITIGATION RESPONSE, SO THE CARES ACT ALLOCATION HAS BEEN HELPING TO SUPPORT THE TWO DRIVE-THRU COMMUNITY BASED COVID TESTING SITES THAT HAVE BEEN UP AND OPERATING AS WELL AS HELPING TO PROCURE THE 90-DAY PPE SUPPLY STOCKPILE WE’RE ABOUT 85 TO 90% OF THE WAY COMPLETE ON THAT INITIAL 90-DAY SUPPLY AND THAT’S MAKING SURE THAT WE’VE GOT THE RESOURCES HERE THAT WE CAN RESPOND AS NEEDED WE’RE ALSO MOVING FORWARD WITH AGREEMENTS WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN PINELLAS COUNTY AND THE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER TO SUPPORT THE COVID-19 TESTING AND CONTACT TRACING THAT THOSE AGENCIES HAVE UNDERTAKEN LAUNCHING LATER IN AUGUST TO THE QUESTION THAT YOU BROUGHT UP EARLIER THIS MORNING, COMMISSIONER EGGERS, WE ARE LOOKING TO LAUNCH A WORKFORCE REEMPLOYMENT TRAINING AND JOB PLACEMENT PROGRAM THROUGH CAREER SOURCE PINELLAS THAT AGREEMENT IS IN REVIEW AND WE’RE HOPING THAT WILL LAUNCH EITHER NEXT WEEK OR THE FOLLOWING WEEK ALONG WITH OUR NONPROFIT

A POINT OF CLARIFICATION HERE BECAUSE IT’S A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT THAT YOU SAW IN THE OVERVIEW THAT YOU ALL APPROVED BACK ON JULY 7th TO PROVIDE CLARITY FOR APPLICANTS, WE PEELED OFF THE ARTS NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS FROM THE PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS AND ARTS CREATIVE BUSINESSES THAT’S ALLOWING US TO HAVE ONE BUSINESS APPLICATION PORTAL THAT MEETS AND ALLOWS ANYONE TO — BUSINESS OWNERS TO APPLY FOR ANY OF THE LOCAL BUSINESS GRANTS AND KEEPS IT CLEAR THAT THAT’S NOT THE SPOT TO APPLY IF YOU’RE A NONPROFIT SO WE ARE LOOKING TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE ARTS NONPROFITS THOSE ARE PROGRAMS THAT SUPPORT COMMUNITY BASING NONPROFIT ARTS ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY COVID WE’RE DEVOPING THAT AGREEMENT NOW AND HOPING TO LAUNCH THAT IF NOT NEXT WEEK, THE FOLLOWING WEEK AND THEN THE PIECE THAT’S BEEN THE BIGGEST LABOR OF LOVE I THINK OF MY LIFE SO FAR, OTHER THAN RAISING MY SON, HAS BEEN OUR LOCAL BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM WE’VE SEEN SUCH TREMENDOUS COLLABORATION, BOTH WITH OUR EXTERNAL COMMUNITY PARTNERS AND ACROSS COUNTY DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES WITH THE CLERK’S OFFICE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THAT PROGRAM WE ARE LOOKING TO LAUNCH, SHOOTING FOR THE WEEK OF THE 24th OF AUGUST WE HAVE TAKEN SOME EXTRA TIME TO DEVELOP THAT PROGRAM TO MAKE SURE THAT IT’S A SINGLE SIMPLE APPLICATION PORTAL FOR BUSINESSES ONE OF THE THINGS WE HEARD VERY LOUD AND CLEAR WHEN WE DID PUBLIC INPUT IS THAT BUSINESS OWNERS WERE OVERWHELMED THEY WERE STRESSED OUT THEY WERE NOT UNDERSTANDING WHERE TO APPLY AND WHAT DIFFERENT PROGRAMS WERE AVAILABLE SO WE DIDN’T WANT TO FURTHER COMPLICATE AND ADD TO THAT FEELING OF STRESS AND OVERWHELMED THAT OUR BUSINESS OWNERS WERE FEELING, SO WE’VE TAKEN TIME TO ALIGN THESE DIFFERENT GRANT PROGRAMS TO INCLUDE A SLIDING SCALE GRANT THAT SHOULD ADDRESS MOST BUSINESSES BUT ALSO BUSINESS DIVERSITY AND ARTS MICROGRANTS PARTICULARLY FOR SOME OF OUR SOLO ENTREPRENEURS, NEWERS BUSINESSES, PROFESSIONAL ARTS AND ARTIST CREATED BUSINESSES THAT MIGHT NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF MANY FEDERAL AND STATE AID PROGRAMS WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THERE WAS A PATH FOR THOSE KINDS OF BUSINESSES TO DEVELOP CAPACITY SO THAT NOT ONLY CAN THEY GET SOME ASSISTANCE THROUGH PINELLAS CARES, BUT THEY’RE BETTER IN POSITION TO QUALIFY FOR FUTURE STATE AND FEDERAL FUNDING AS WELL WE FEEL LIKE THAT’S A REALLY IMPORTANT PART OF THE PROGRAM IN MAKING SURE THAT OUR BUSINESSES ARE SUSTAINABLE AND RESILIENT MOVING FORWARD LAST PORTION OF THE LOCAL BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM IS HEALTH AND SAFETY MATCHING GRANTS WHICH WE’VE MENTIONED TO YOU BEFORE THESE ARE FOR OUR TARGET INDUSTRY BUSINESSES MATCHING UP TO $10,000 IN INVESTMENTS THEY’VE MADE RELATED TO COVID RELATED UPGRADES AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS SO THE WAY THAT WE’VE STRUCTURED THE PROGRAM, THERE IS A SINGLE APPLICATION WE’VE WORKED TO SIMPLIFY IT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND A BUSINESS CAN APPLY IN ONE SPOT AND BE CONSIDERED FOR ALL OF THOSE PROGRAMS THEY WOULD BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE ONE OF THE GRANTS, BUT WE’RE WORKING WITH A PRIMARY PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR WHO WOULD HELP TO EVALUATE WHICH PROGRAM WOULD PROVIDE THE BEST FIT FOR THAT PARTICULAR BUSINESS WE ARE WORKING WITH A PRIMARY PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR WHO WE’VE — ARE IN NEGOTIATIONS IN DEVELOPING AGREEMENT WITH NOW WE HAVE A KICK-OFF MEETING AND PLANNING MEETING SCHEDULED FOR THIS FRIDAY AND ARE WORKING GETTING LETTERS OF INTEREST RESPONSES BACK FOR OUR BUSINESS DIVERSITY, MICROGRANT PARTNER AND AGREEMENT AS IN DEVELOPMENT WITH CREATIVE PINELLAS FOR THE ARTS MICROGRANTS I KNOW THAT THERE WERE SOME COMMENTS MADE EARLIER I KNOW PEOPLE ARE HURTING WE ALL FEEL THAT I’VE NEVER SEEN SUCH UNITY AROUND A MISSION TO GET MONEY OUT TO BUSINESSES AND PEOPLE WHO ARE HURTING BUT WE DID FEEL LIKE IT WAS IMPORTANT TO TAKE THE TIME TO DO IT RIGHT AND NOT ADD TO THE CONFUSION THAT BUSINESS OWNERS ARE FEELING RIGHT NOW ALONGSIDE WITH THE LAUNCH OF THAT LOCAL BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM ARE PINELLAS CARES NAVIGATORS WE DID HOST ORIENTATIONS ON BOTH THE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES AS WELL AS BUSINESSES WE HAVE FOUND SOME GAPS IN CAPACITY FOR NAVIGATOR COVERAGE AND JUST TO BACK UP AND REFRESH EVERYBODY’S MEMORY, BECAUSE I KNOW THERE’S A LOT FLYING IN ALL OF US, TOO, THOSE NAVIGATORS ARE NONPROFIT TYPICALLY COMMUNITY PARTNERS WHO AS PART OF THEIR MISSION ARE ALREADY OUT THERE HELPING BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS ACCESS AND FIND THE RESOURCES THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO HELP THEM WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE UNDERSTAND WHAT KIND OF CAPACITY THOSE AGENCIES HAD EXISTING AND TO MAKE SURE WE WERE COMMUNICATING WITH THEM CLEARLY ABOUT WHAT PROGRAMS ARE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGH PINELLAS CARES SO WE HAVE SEEN SOME GAPS IN THAT — THEIR CAPACITY AND WE’RE WORKING WITH THOSE PARTNERS TO BEEF UP CAPACITY THERE AND MAKE SURE THAT BUSINESS OWNERS AND INDIVIDUALS HAVE ACCESS TO NAVIGATORS TO HELP THEM ACCESS

THESE PROGRAMS >> DAVE EGGERS: IS THAT ALL? >> I TRIED TO TALK REALLY FAST I KNOW EVERYONE IS HUNGRY >> DAVE EGGERS: THANK YOU IS THERE LIKE A ONE PAGE OR TWO PAGES THAT COULD SUMMARIZE ALL THESE PROGRAMS IN JUST A BRIEF SENTENCE OR TWO ON WHAT THEY ARE AND THE FUNDING THAT’S BEING ALLOCATED AT LEAST UP FRONT FOR EACH OF THOSE AND THEN I KNOW YOU HAVE AN ACCOUNTING YOU’RE GOING — YOU HAVE $170 MILLION, SO WE’RE WORKING AWAY ON THAT LIST, BUT JUST AN IDEA OF WHERE WE ARE WITH THE PROGRAMS YOU GUYS HAVE COME FORWARD WITH AND THEN THE OTHER THING, I SAID EARLIER THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT THE WORKFORCE PIECE THAT — AND WE TALKED ABOUT CAREER SOURCE AND A.M. SKILLS WAS MENTIONED, SO I WANT TO PUT THAT OUT THERE TO NOT ANSWER THE QUESTION TODAY, BUT LOOK TO SEE IF THERE’S AN AVENUE THERE OR NEED THERE THAT CAN BE IDENTIFIED AND THEN HAVE YOU HEARD — WE HAD A CONFERENCE CALL WITH THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND CONGRESSMAN WAS INVOLVED IN THAT I ASKED HIM ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF EXTENDING THIS DEADLINE THAT’S 12:31 1212:12-31 OF THIS YEAR HAVE YOU HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT THAT AT ALL, ANY EFFORTS ALONG THOSE LINES? >> MOVEMENT AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL IS SOMETHING WE STAY TUNED INTO THEY RELEASE UPDATED GUIDANCE AS WELL AS WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE LEGISLATURE THERE HAS BEEN DISCUSSION FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND ABOUT MOVING OUT THE DEADLINE THAT HASN’T BEEN APPROVED YET, SO WE ARE STILL MOVING FORWARD OPERATING UNDER OUR UNDERSTANDING THAT ALL OF THE FUNDS WILL NEED TO BE SPENT BY BUT YOU BRING UP AN EXCELLENT POINT THAT, YOU KNOW, THE CARES ACT PROVIDED FUNDING NOT JUST THROUGH THIS $170 MILLION DIRECT ALLOCATION TO PINELLAS COUNTY, BUT THROUGH A NUMBER OF OTHER PROGRAMS AND THERE’S DEFINITELY SOME ENTER PLAY BETWEEN THE DIFFERENT FEDERAL FUNDING SOURCES THAT STAFF THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY ARE WORKING TO NAVIGATE AND MAKE SURE THAT WE’RE LEVERAGING THE AVAILABLE ALLOCATIONS AS BEST AS POSSIBLE >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY GREAT THANK YOU ANY QUESTIONS? GO AHEAD >> BARRY BURTON: I WAS JUST SAYING THAT’S ALL FROM MY REPORT >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY >> DAVE EGGERS: ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE WE LET AUB HER GO? I CAN’T SEE ALL THE COMMISSIONERS I THINK WE ARE WINDING DOWN QUICKLY HERE THANK YOU ALL FOR HANGING IN THERE TO GET THROUGH THIS BEFORE LUNCH AND THEN YOU HAVE THE REST OF YOUR DAY FOR WHATEVER ELSE YOU MIGHT NEED I HAVE ITEM 32 WHICH IS A REAPPOINTMENT OR APPOINT P MENT TO THE PINELLAS COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY AND THE FINAL THING WOULD BE ANYTHING NEW YOU WANT TO BRING UP WE’LL MOVE ON TO ITEM 32 DO YOU HAVE THAT? >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: YOU’RE MUTED >> DAVE EGGERS: I THOUGHT YOU SAID I WAS MUSED >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: NOT YOU, MR. CHAIR >> ITEM 32 IS APPOINTMENT OR REAPPOINTMENT IT REFLECTS THREE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WITH ONE MR. BELL OR BEAL WHO WOULD IF CHOSEN BE A — STEVEN T. BELL, PAMELA M HARVEY, BILL S. SHEEN, AND WE JUST NEED TO SELECT ONE SO I WOULD RECOMMEND EITHER A NOMINATION OR A VOICE VOTE I DON’T KNOW HOW KWRAO*ULD LIKE YOU’D LIKE TO PROCEED WITH THAT, SIR >> DAVE EGGERS: I SAW COMMISSIONER WELCH’S HAND FIRST >> KENNETH WELCH: I WOULD MOVE STEVEN BEAL >> JANET LONG: SECOND >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY COMMISSIONER PETERS? >> KATHLEEN PETERS: IT WAS ME TRYING TO MAKE A MOTION OR A SECOND, SIR >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY COMMISSIONER SEEL, DID YOU HAVE ANYTHING ADDITIONAL? >> KAREN WILLIAMS SEEL: NO SECONDED IT >> DAVE EGGERS: SORRY ABOUT THAT ALL RIGHT WE CERTAINLY HAVE ALL IN FAVOR OF STAOE STEVEN BEAL BEING REAPPOINTED YES, COMMISSIONER PETERS? >> BRYAN ZUMWALT: I THINK SHE WAS VOTING, MR. CHAIRMAN >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY ALL IN FAVOR OF SUPPORTING STAOE STEVEN BEAL FOR REAPPOINTMENT SAY AYE [ AYES ] >> DAVE EGGERS: ANY OPPOSED? STEVEN BEAL WILL BE REAPPOINTED TO THE PINELLAS COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY FOR ANOTHER TERM FINALLY, WE ARE JUST AT THE END ANY COUNTY COMMISSION NEW BUSINESS, ANYBODY HAVE ANYTHING

FOR THE GROUP? >> JANET LONG: MR. CHAIR, I DON’T WANT TO — OUT OF RESPECT FOR TIME I DON’T WANT TO BELABOR IT TODAY, BUT I WOULD LIKE AN OPPORTUNITY AT OUR NEXT WORKSHOP TO BRING YOU ALL UP TO DATE ON THE MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM IMPLEMENTED SO THAT YOU ARE UP TO SPEED I THINK THAT MIGHT BE MEANINGFUL THANK YOU >> DAVE EGGERS: OKAY THANK YOU ANYBODY ELSE? OKAY WELL, THEN, WE ARE FINISHED BARRY, ANY FINAL COMMENT OR ARE YOU FINISHED AS WELL? >> BARRY BURTON: I’M FINISHED UNLESS YOU HAVE A QUESTION >> DAVE EGGERS: NOPE READY TO GO TO WORK I KNOW 37 A ALL RIGHT THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING WE’RE ADJOURNED