City of Miami Beach -

Special City Commission Meeting

Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall

1700 Convention Center Drive

July 20, 1999

Mayor Neisen O. Kasdin

Vice-Mayor Martin Shapiro

Commissioner Simon Cruz

Commissioner David Dermer

Commissioner Susan F. Gottlieb

Commissioner Nancy Liebman

Commissioner Jose Smith

City Manager Sergio Rodriguez

City Attorney Murray H. Dubbin

City Clerk Robert E. Parcher

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AFTER ACTION

REGULAR AGENDA

R5A 4:00 p.m. 2nd Rdg, Amend the Official Zoning District Map. 5/7ths 1

R5B 4:01 p.m. 2nd Rdg, Amend F. Land Use Map: Citywide. 23

R5C 4:30 p.m. 2nd Rdg, Amend Ch. 86, Requirements for Garage Sale Permit Req 55

R5D1 4:30 p.m. 2nd Rdg, Amend Land Dev. Regs: Hebrew Academy. 5/7ths 59

R5D2 4:30 p.m. 2nd Rdg, Amend Future Land Use Map: Hebrew Academy.

R5E1 5:01 p.m., Proposed Zoning Map Change: 40th St. Area. 5/7ths 101

R5E2 5:01 p.m., Amend Future Land Use Map of Comp. Plan: 40th St. Area.

R5F 5:15 p.m., Amend Future Land Use Map of Comp. Plan: Altos Del Mar. 119

R5G1 5:30 p.m. 1st Rdg, Amend Land Dev. Regs: Create RM-PRD2 District. 5/7 143

R5G2 5:30 p.m. 1st Rdg, Amend Comprehensive Plan: Modify Category.

R5H1 5:30 p.m. 1st Rdg, Amend Zoning District Map: St. Francis Hospital.5/7 169

R5H2 5:30 p.m. 1st Rdg, Amend Future Land Use Map: St. Francis Hospital.

R5I 5:45 p.m. 1st Rdg, Amend Comp Plan: Add Language of 6/97 Referendum. 187

R9A 5:15 p.m., Disc: Corr./North Beach Dev. Corp. Re: Altos Del Mar.(Smith) 193

R10A 3:00 p.m., Executive Session re: K.T.K.L. Settlement. 197

R10B 3:30 p.m., Executive Session re: Amer. Riviera/R. Bloomberg Settlement. 199

R10C 3:15 p.m., Executive Session re: Collective Bargaining. A

A 5:15 p.m., Report re: North Beach Area. 201

Note: Items A, R9A and R5F to be heard at 5:15 p.m. in this order.

Call to Order - 3:00 p.m.

Inspirational Message and Pledge of Allegiance

Requests for Additions, Withdrawals, and Deferrals

REGULAR AGENDA

R5 - Ordinances

R5A Commission Memorandum No. 520-99

An Ordinance Amending the Official Zoning District Map, Referenced in Section 142-72 of the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, by Changing the Zoning District Classifications for Those Areas Identified in the Chart and Map; Amending the Affected Portions of the City's Official Zoning District Map to Correspond with These Changes as Adopted by the City Commission; Providing for Repealer, Severability and an Effective Date. 4:00 p.m. Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance.

(Planning Department)

(First Reading 3/17/99)

ACTION: Public hearing held. Ordinance No. 99-3196 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Smith; ballot vote: 6-0; absent: Commissioner Gottlieb. Jorge Gomez to handle.

HANDOUTS

1) Letter from Arie Markowitz (Kohl Apartments) dated July 20, 1999 addressed to the City of Miami Beach, City Commissioners

2) Speakers List

 

R5B Commission Memorandum No. 521-99

An Ordinance Amending the Future Land Use Map for Those Areas Identified in the Chart and Map; Providing for Exclusion of Certain Properties Subject to a Development of Regional Impact or Development Agreement as More Particularly Provided Herein; Clarifying the Impact of this Ordinance on That Certain Property Commonly Known as the South Pointe Ocean Parcel; Directing Transmittals of this Ordinance and All Applicable Documents to Affected Agencies; Providing for Repealer, Severability, Inclusion in the Comprehensive Plan and an Effective Date. 4:01 p.m. Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance.

(Planning Department)

(First Reading 3/17/99)

ACTION: Public hearing held. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Smith. Amendment made by Commissioner Dermer to delete Area #3 from the Future Land Use Map; seconded by Commissioner Cruz. Discussion held. Second to the motion to amend was withdrawn. No vote taken.

Ordinance No. 99-3197 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Vice-Mayor Shapiro; ballot vote: 6-0; absent: Commissioner Gottlieb. Jorge Gomez to handle.

HANDOUTS:

1) Letter from Arie Markowitz (Kohl Apartments) dated July 20, 1999 addressed to the City of Miami Beach, City Commissioners

2) 3-Page written objection to area #37 FLUM amendment submitted by Kent Harrison Robbins

3) Speakers List

 

R5C Commission Memorandum No. 522-99

An Ordinance Amending Chapter 86 of the Miami Beach City Code, Entitled "Sales", by Amending Article II Entitled "Garage Sales", by Amending Section 86-56(f), to Modify the Requirements for Garage Sale Permit Requests to Provide for Immediate Approval or Denial of Said Requests; Providing for Repealer, Severability, Codification, and an Effective Date. 4:30 p.m. Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance.

(Finance Department)

(First Reading 7/7/99)

ACTION: Public hearing held. Ordinance No. 99-3198 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; ballot vote: 6-0; absent: Commissioner Gottlieb. Patricia Walker to handle.

 

R5D Commission Memorandum No. 523-99

1. An Ordinance Amending the Land Development Regulations of the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, by Amending the City of Miami Beach Official Zoning Map to Establish a New Zoning District Map Category to Be Entitled "SPE (Special Public Facilities Educational District)"; by Rezoning the Properties Known as the "Hebrew Academy Elementary School Parcel" Located at 2400 Pine Tree Drive from RS-4 (Residential Single Family) to SPE (Special Public Facilities Educational), by Rezoning the "Mikveh Parcel" Located at 2530 Pine Tree Drive from GU (Government Use) to SPE (Special Public Facilities Educational), by Rezoning the "1.1 Acre Parcel" Located Adjacently to the North Property Line of the Hebrew Academy Elementary School Parcel from GU (Government Use) to SPE (Special Public Facilities Educational), by Rezoning the "Fana Holtz High School Parcel" Located at 2425 Pine Tree Drive from RM-1 (Multi Family, Low Intensity) to SPE (Special Public Facilities Educational); by Deleting in its Entirety Section 142-71(c)(4) Regarding the 1989 Option Between the City and the Hebrew Academy and Clarifying and Confirming the Zoning Designations for the Properties Known as the "Mikveh Parcel" from RM-1 (Multi Family, Low Intensity) to SPE (Special Public Facilities Educational), by Amending the "1.1 Acre Parcel" from RM-1 (Multi Family, Low Intensity) to SPE (Special Public Facilities Educational), by Amending the "Fana Holtz High School Parcel" from GU (Government Use) to SPE (Special Public Facilities Educational), by Amending the "2.49 Acre City Parcel" Located Adjacent to the South Property Line of the Mikveh Parcel from RM-1 (Multi Family, Low Intensity) to GU (Government Use), All as Legally Described in Attachments to the Ordinance; Establishing Section 142-671 to Be Entitled "SPE Special Public Facilities Educational District" and Providing Definitions, Purposes Uses, and Development Regulations for Said District, by Amending Section 142-71 to Include the SPE District; Providing for Repealer, Severability, Inclusion in the Zoning Ordinance and an Effective Date. 4:30 p.m. Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading

2. An Ordinance Amending the Future Land Use Map Category of the City of Miami Beach Comprehensive Plan by Establishing a New Future Land Use Map Designation Category to Be Entitled "SPE (Special Public Facilities Educational District)"; Amending the Future Land Use Map for the Properties Known as the "Hebrew Academy Elementary School Parcel" Located at 2400 Pine Tree Drive from PFE (Public Facility Education) to SPE (Special Public Facilities Educational), the "Mikveh Parcel" Located at 2530 Pine Tree Drive from PFE (Public Facility Education) to SPE (Special Public Facilities Educational and the "1.1 Acre Parcel" Located Adjacently to the North Property Line of the Hebrew Academy Elementary School Parcel from PFE (Public Facility Education) to SPE (Special Public Facilities Educational), by Amending the "Fana Holtz High School Parcel" Located at 2425 Pine Tree Drive from PF (Public Facility) to SPE (Special Public Facilities Educational), by Amending the "2.49 Acre City Parcel" Located Adjacently to the South Property Line of the Mikveh Parcel from PFE (Public Facility Education) to ROS (Recreation and Open Space); Amending Part II: Goals, Objectives and Policies of the City of Miami Beach Comprehensive Plan, as Amended, by Adding a Category to Be Entitled "Special Public Facilities Educational Category" to Policy 1.2 of Objective 1: Land Development Regulations of the Future Land Use Element, All Parcels as Legally Described in the Attachments to the Ordinance; Directing Transmittals of this Ordinance and All Applicable Documents to Affected Agencies; Providing for Repealer, Severability, Inclusion in the Comprehensive Plan and an Effective Date. 4:30 p.m. Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinances.

(Planning Department)

(First Reading 1/21/98)

ACTION:

1. Public hearing held. Ordinance No. 99-3199 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Vice-Mayor Shapiro; ballot vote: 6-0; absent: Commissioner Gottlieb. Jorge Gomez to handle.

2. Public hearing held. Ordinance No. 99-3200 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Vice-Mayor Shapiro; ballot vote: 6-0; absent: Commissioner Gottlieb. Jorge Gomez to handle.

HANDOUTS:

1) Speakers List

2) Signed petitions from the residents and homeowners objecting to the proposed zoning and future land use ordinances which would rezone the southeast corner of the Par 3 golf course.

3) Letter from University of Miami Comprehensive Pain and Rehabilitation Center dated July 9, 1999 regarding the proposed zoning for Par 3 golf course

R5E Commission Memorandum No. 524-99

1. An Ordinance Amending the Official Zoning District Map, Referenced in Section 142-72 of the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, by Changing the Zoning District Classification for the Area Generally Bounding the South Side of 40th Street between Chase Avenue and Pinetree Drive [Lots 5 and 6, Block 50; Lots 10 through 15, Block 51; and Lots 11 and 12, Block 52; All of ORCHARD SUBDIVISION (Plat Book 8, Page 116); Together with Lots 8 through 10, Block 7 of FIRST ADDITION MID-GOLF SUBDIVISION (Plat Book 1, Page 161)] from the Current Zoning District Classification RS-4 Single Family Residential, to the Proposed Zoning District Category RO Residential Office; Amending the Affected Portion of the City's Official Zoning District Map to Correspond with this Change as Adopted by the City Commission; Providing for Repealer, Severability and an Effective Date. 5:01 p.m. Public Hearing

2. An Ordinance Amending the Future Land Use Map of the City of Miami Beach Comprehensive Plan for the Area Generally Bounding the South Side of 40th Street between Chase Avenue and Pinetree Drive [Lots 5 and 6, Block 50; Lots 10 through 15, Block 51; and Lots 11 and 12, Block 52; All of ORCHARD SUBDIVISION (Plat Book 8, Page 116); Together with Lots 8 through 10, Block 7 of FIRST ADDITION MID-GOLF SUBDIVISION (Plat Book 1, Page 161)] from the Current Future Land Use Category RS Single Family Residential, to the Proposed Future Land Use Category RO Residential Office; Directing Transmittals of this Ordinance and All Applicable Documents to Affected Agencies; Providing for Repealer, Severability, Inclusion in the Comprehensive Plan and an Effective Date. 5:01 p.m. Public Hearing

Administration Recommendation: Open and continue the public hearing on the proposed zoning map change and future land use map change to October 20, 1999. (Requires only one public hearing.)

(Planning Department)

(Scheduled on 6/9/99)

ACTION:

1. Public hearing opened and continued to October 20, 1999 at 5:01 p.m. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Dermer; voice vote: 6-0; absent: Commissioner Gottlieb. Mayor Kasdin requested that the item be re-advertised. R. Parcher to publish notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the October 20th Commission agenda. Jorge Gomez to handle.

2. Public hearing opened and continued to October 20, 1999 at 5:01 p.m. Motion made by Commissioner Smith; seconded by Commissioner Dermer; voice vote: 6-0; absent: Commissioner Gottlieb. Mayor Kasdin requested that the item be re-advertised. R. Parcher to publish notice. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the October 20th Commission agenda. Jorge Gomez to handle.

HANDOUTS:

1. Possible refinements to the RO Residential Office Zoning District

2. Signed petitions to legalize the Miami Beach Community Kollel to allow its continued existence at 3767 Chase Avenue

R5F Commission Memorandum No. 525-99

An Ordinance Amending the Future Land Use Map of the City of Miami Beach Comprehensive Plan for the Area Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the East, 77th Street on the North, Collins Avenue on the West, and 76th Street on the South, Excluding Lot 6, Block 10 of CORRECTED PLAT OF ALTOS DEL MAR NO. 1 [Plat Book 31, Page 40], from the Current Future Land Use Category RS Single Family Residential, to the Proposed Future Land Use Category ROS Recreation and Open Space; Directing Transmittals of this Ordinance and All Applicable Documents to Affected Agencies; Providing for Repealer, Severability, Inclusion in the Comprehensive Plan and an Effective Date. 5:15 p.m. Public Hearing

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance. (Requires only one public hearing.)

(Planning Department)

(Scheduled on 6/9/99)

(Hear in Conjunction with R9A and Item A)

ACTION: Public hearing held. Ordinance No. 99-3201 adopted redesignating the property known as the eleven (11) contiguous lots of the Altos Del Mar from the existing future land use category RS Single Family to the ROS Recreation and Open space future land use category. Motion made by Commissioner Dermer; seconded by Vice-Mayor Shapiro; ballot vote: 5-1 (opposed: Commissioner Liebman; absent: Commissioner Gottlieb). Jorge Gomez to handle.

Mayor Kasdin expressed his concern on the remaining single-family properties and the importance of no further action that erodes the viability of the 2 single-family blocks. Mayor Kasdin stated that he would be in favor of a resolution indicating that the City has no objection to the disposition of the remaining 11 non-contiguous lots by the State.

HANDOUTS:

1) Certificate filed by Eileen A. Sullivan to the State of Florida Department of Natural Resources (Save Our Coast Program)

2) Speakers List

 

R5G Commission Memorandum No. 526-99

1. An Ordinance Amending the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida; by Amending Chapter 142, Article II, Entitled "District Regulations", Amending Division 3, Subdivision III, Entitled "RM-PRD Multi-Family, Planned Residential Development District", by Adding an RM-PRD2 Zoning District Classification; and, by Providing for Inclusion in the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida; Repealer, Severability and an Effective Date. 5:30 p.m. Public Hearing, First Reading

2. An Ordinance Amending Part II: Goals, Objectives and Policies of the City of Miami Beach Comprehensive Plan, by Modifying the Category Entitled "Low Density Planned Residential@ (RM-PRD) of Policy 1.2 of Objective 1: Land Development Regulations of the Future Land Use Element; and, Directing Transmittals of this Ordinance and All Applicable Documents to Affected Agencies; Providing for Repealer, Severability, Inclusion in the Comprehensive Plan and an Effective Date. 5:30 p.m. Public Hearing, First Reading

Administration Recommendation: That the City Commission upon first reading, adopt the proposed amending Ordinances. Second reading public hearing of these Ordinances will be scheduled for a Commission meeting in or around October 1999, in order to allow for transmittal and review of the Comprehensive Plan amendment by the Florida Department of Community Affairs.

(Planning Department)

(Scheduled on 6/9/99)

ACTION:

1. Public hearing held. Item continued to September 22nd at 5:30 p.m. in order to allow the applicant to meet with neighborhood groups and modify proposal to address neighborhood concerns, such as the height of buildings, location of buildings along 63rd Street, and the traffic situation. Motion made by Commissioner Cruz; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; voice vote: 6-0; absent: Commissioner Gottlieb. Jorge Gomez to handle.

2. Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; ballot vote: 4 in favor (Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Cruz, Liebman and Smith); 2 opposed (Vice-Mayor Shapiro and Commissioner Dermer); absent: Commissioner Gottlieb. Second reading scheduled for in or around October 1999. Jorge Gomez to handle.

HANDOUTS:

1) 8 architectural drawings submitted by Craig Robbins

2) Speakers List

 

R5H Commission Memorandum No. 527-99

1. An Ordinance Amending the Official Zoning District Map, Referenced in Section 142-72 of the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, by Changing the Zoning District Classification for the Property at 250 W. 63rd Street (A/K/A St. Francis Hospital Site) from the Current Zoning District Classification HD Hospital District, to the Proposed Zoning District Category RM-PRD2 Multiple Family, Planned Residential Development; Amending the Affected Portion of the City's Official Zoning District Map to Correspond with this Change as Adopted by the City Commission; Providing for Repealer, Severability and an Effective Date. 5:30 p.m. Public Hearing, First Reading

2. An Ordinance Amending the Future Land Use Map of the City of Miami Beach Comprehensive Plan for the Property at 250 W. 63rd Street (A/K/A St. Francis Hospital Site) from the Current Future Land Use Category PF-RHO Public Facility (Religious, Hospital, Other), to the Proposed Future Land Use Category RM-PRD Multi-Family, Planned Residential Development; Directing Transmittals of this Ordinance and All Applicable Documents to Affected Agencies; Providing for Repealer, Severability, Inclusion in the Comprehensive Plan and an Effective Date. 5:30 p.m. Public Hearing, First Reading

Administration Recommendation: Approve the proposed amending Ordinances upon first reading. Second reading public hearing of these proposed Ordinances will be scheduled for a Commission meeting in or around October 1999, in order to allow for transmittal and review of the Comprehensive Plan amendment by the Florida Department of Community Affairs.

(Planning Department)

(Scheduled on 6/9/99)

ACTION:

1. Motion to continue to September 22 at 5:30 p.m. in order to allow the applicant to meet with neighborhood groups and modify the proposal to address neighborhood concerns, such as the height of buildings, location of buildings along 63rd Street, and the traffic situation made by Commissioner Cruz; seconded by Commissioner Smith; voice vote: 6-0; absent: Commissioner Gottlieb. Jorge Gomez to handle.

2. Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Cruz; ballot vote: 4 in favor (Mayor Kasdin and Commissioners Cruz, Liebman and Smith); 2 opposed (Vice-Mayor Shapiro and Commissioner Dermer); absent: Commissioner Gottlieb. Second reading scheduled for in or around October 1999. Jorge Gomez to handle.

HANDOUTS:

1) Speakers List

2) Letter from Jim Schlobohm, Alton Road Homeowners Association

 

R5I Commission Memorandum No. 528-99

An Ordinance Amending Part II: Goals, Objectives and Policies of the City of Miami Beach Comprehensive Plan, by Modifying Policy 1.2 of Objective 1: Land Development Regulations of the Future Land Use Element by Adding the Language of the June 4, 1997 Charter Amendment Referendum which Prohibits the Increase in Floor Area Ratio for Certain Waterfront Properties and Street Ends within the City of Miami Beach; and, Directing Transmittals of this Ordinance and All Applicable Documents to Affected Agencies; Providing for Repealer, Severability, Inclusion in the Comprehensive Plan and an Effective Date. 5:45 p.m. Public Hearing, First Reading

Administration Recommendation: Approve the proposed amending Ordinance upon first reading. Second reading public hearing of the Ordinance will be scheduled for a Commission meeting in or around October 1999, in order to allow for transmittal and review of the amendment by the Florida Department of Community Affairs.

(Planning Department)

(Scheduled on 6/9/99)

ACTION: Public hearing held. Ordinance approved on first reading. Motion made by Commissioner Dermer; seconded by Vice-Mayor Shapiro; ballot vote: 6-0; absent: Commissioner Gottlieb. Second reading scheduled in or around October 1999. Jorge Gomez to handle.

 

R9 - New Business and Commission Requests

R9A Discussion regarding Correspondence from North Beach Development Corporation concerning Altos Del Mar.

(Requested by Commissioner Jose Smith)

(Hear in Conjunction with R5F and Item A)

ACTION: Discussion held. Donald Shockey, representing the North Beach Development Corporation, stated that at a recent meeting NBDC voted to redesignate the 11 contiguous lots as ROS and addressed the Commission on the following as outlined in his letter to Commissioner Smith: 1) the Planning Board has already acted on item #1 be reaffirm single family zoning; 2) the zoning question on the other lots needs to be referred to the Planning Board; 3) completion of the design guidelines; 4) direction to the Administration to proceed with plans for infrastructure improvements on the remaining 2 blocks. No need to refer this to the Planning Board; 5) develop a plan for the new park. No need to refer this to the Planning Board; 6) the Gateway plan needs additional input and refinement.

Commissioner Smith questioned the source of funding for the Gateway Project.

Mayor Kasdin requested to move forward in the fashion as discussed by the City Manager and to move forward with the plan and to look at modifications if necessary.

Commissioner Dermer stated that he would be supportive of referring the issue to the Land Use and the Neighborhood Committees. The City Manager also suggested referral to the Finance Committee.

Administration to report back with a recommendation on the implementation and phasing of the plan and funding sources and legal issues.

Motion made by Commissioner Liebman directing Administration to move forward on the program and to refer to the appropriate committees and educate the Commission; seconded by Commissioner Dermer; voice vote: 6-0; absent: Commissioner Gottlieb.

 

R10 - City Attorney Reports

 

R10A Notice of Closed Executive Session.

Pursuant to Section 286.011, Florida Statutes, a Closed Executive Session will be held at 3:00 p.m. in the City Manager's large conference room, Fourth Floor, City Hall, to discuss settlement issues of the following case:

K.T.K.L. Corporation, a Florida corporation vs The City of Miami Beach, a Municipal corporation. Eleventh Judicial Circuit, General Jurisdiction, Case No. 97 2687 CA03.

The following individuals will be in attendance: Mayor Neisen Kasdin; Members of the Commission: Simon Cruz, David Dermer, Susan Gottlieb, Nancy Liebman, Martin Shapiro and Jose Smith; City Manager Sergio Rodriguez, City Attorney Murray Dubbin, Deputy City Attorney Robert Dixon and Assistant City Manager Christina Cuervo.

ACTION: City Attorney Murray Dubbin announced that the Executive Session was not held. Item to be re-scheduled for the July 21st Commission meeting.

R10B Notice of Closed Executive Session.

Pursuant to Section 286.011, Florida Statutes, a Closed Executive Session will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the City Manager's large conference room, Fourth Floor, City Hall, to discuss settlement issues of the following case:

American Riviera Real Estate Company and Ronald Bloomberg vs The City of Miami Beach, a Florida Municipal corporation, its employees, agents and assigns. Eleventh Judicial Circuit, General Jurisdiction, Case No. 98-09809 CA09.

The following individuals will be in attendance: Mayor Neisen Kasdin; Members of the Commission: Simon Cruz, David Dermer, Susan Gottlieb, Nancy Liebman, Martin Shapiro and Jose Smith; City Attorney Murray Dubbin, City Manager Sergio Rodriguez, Assistant City Manager Christina Cuervo, Assistant City Manager Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli, Deputy City Attorney Robert Dixon and Special Counsel Thomas Goldstein, Esq.

ACTION: Executive session held.

 

R10C Notice of Closed Executive Session (from Addendum Agenda)

Pursuant to Section 286.011, Florida Statutes, a Closed Executive Session will be held at 3:15 p.m. in during recess of the City Commission Meeting on July 20, 1999 in the City Manager's Large Conference Room, Fourth Floor, City Hall, for discussions relative to collective bargaining.

The following individuals will be in attendance: Mayor Neisen Kasdin; Members of the Commission: Simon Cruz, David Dermer, Susan Gottlieb, Nancy Liebman, Martin Shapiro and Jose Smith; City Manager Sergio Rodriguez, City Attorney Murray Dubbin, Chief Deputy City Attorney Donald M. Papy, Deputy City Attorney Jean Olin, the Executive Assistant to the City Manager Richard Bender, Assistant for Labor Relations Mary Greenwood, Special Counsel James Crosland and Special Pension Counsel James W. Linn.

ACTION: Executive Session held.

Reports and Informational Items

A Commission Memorandum No. 529-99

Report to Commission - Regarding the North Beach Area.

(Planning Department)

(Hear in Conjunction with R5F and R9A)

ACTION: Discussion held. Commissioner Dermer questioned if the plans for the area should be referred to the Planning Board. Commissioner Smith stated that referral of these matters to the appropriate forum is the correct approach and further that the process should move as quickly as possible. The City Manager suggested referral to the Neighborhoods Committee; Finance Committee; Planning Board and suggested a joint meeting of the Finance and Neighborhood Committees. Commissioner Liebman stated that one of the important things which must be done in order to expedite the sale of the 11 lots and the west lots is to validate and incorporate into the zoning code the design guidelines of the area.

End of Regular Agenda