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									The regular meeting of the Downtown Development Board was held on Wednesday, November
17, 2010 at City Hall, 400 South Orange Avenue, Second Floor, Council Chambers, Orlando
Florida. Noting a quorum was present; Chairman Bill Dymond called the meeting to order at
3:03 PM.

MEMBERS PRESENT:              Bill Dymond, Jr., Chairman
                              Vernice Atkins-Bradley, Vice Chair
                              Tim Baker
                              Doug Taylor

MEMBERS ABSENT:               Roger Chapin


COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY ADVISORY BOARD COUNTY
REPRESENTATIVES PRESENT: Terry Delahunty

COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY ADVISORY BOARD COUNTY
REPRESENTATIVES ABSENT: Commissioner Tiffany Moore-Russell

STAFF PRESENT:                Thomas Chatmon, Jr., Executive Director
                              Davon Barbour, Assistant Director
                              Bob Fish, Downtown Facilities Supervisor
                              Walter Hawkins, Urban Development Director
                              Pat Dellacona, Planner II
                              Traci Parker, Administrative Specialist
                              Pat Petersen, Administrative Assistant/Board Secretary
                              Rose Garlick, Downtown Development Coordinator
                              Judy Frisby, Event/Marketing Coordinator
                              Kelly Roberts, CRA/DDB Project Manager
                              David Barilla, Economic Development Coordinator II


Election of Board Secretary - A motion was made by Vernice Atkins-Bradley to nominate Pat
Petersen as Board Secretary of the Downtown Development Board, Ms. Petersen accepted the
nomination; seconded by Tim Baker, and was unanimously carried.

           Downtown Development Board  Community Redevelopment Agency
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            City Hall  400 S. Orange Ave, 6 Floor  P.O. Box 4990  Orlando, FL 32802-4990
                                      p:407.246.2555  f:407.246.3359
                                       www.downtownorlando.com
Downtown Development Board Minutes
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Approval of Minutes - A motion was made by Tim Baker seconded by Vernice Atkins-Bradley
and unanimously carried to approve the minutes of the September 22, 2010 Downtown
Development Board meeting.

Orlando Police Department Report - Sergeant Dan Schad provided an update regarding
policing activities in Downtown. There were two operations established by OPD. The first was
Operation End of Summer which started August 13, 2010 targeting shots fired, sexual assault,
robberies, personal robberies, burglaries, and aggravated assaults. The week long operation
mostly targeted with traffic enforcement, and helped in lowering the statistics in crime.
Operation Broken Windows focused on the Parramore area. The program addressed blight and
disrepair within area bordered by East Parramore Street, Gore Street, Amelia Street, and
Westmoreland Drive. Code Enforcement and Waste Management were involved in this
operation. Crime dropped 80% while this operation was underway. Extra patrols in the area
were in place on Halloween and during other events. The new lighting makes everyone feel
safer. Thomas Chatmon stated he is getting comments from businesses on Church Street that
panhandling has increased. Mr. Chatmon stated he will send information on dates and times to
Sgt. Schad so the situation can be addressed by OPD. The Board thanked Sergeant Schad for his
update.

Chairman Dymond reminded the Board to complete the Board Chair and Chairperson
Assessment Questionnaire.

Executive Director’s Report – Thomas Chatmon deferred giving an Executive Director’s
Report, but introduced Mr. Allie L. Braswell, President and CEO of the Central Florida Urban
League. Mr. Braswell gave a brief overview of the Central Florida Urban League. The Board
thanked Mr. Braswell for his update.

Development Review Committee - A motion was made by Tim Baker, seconded by Doug
Taylor and unanimously carried to approve the September 16, 2010 meeting minutes of the
Development Review Committee.

New Business

DDB By-Laws – At the direction of Chairman Dymond, the DDB By-Laws were deferred to the
January 26, 2011 DDB meeting.



           Downtown Development Board  Community Redevelopment Agency
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            City Hall  400 S. Orange Ave, 6 Floor  P.O. Box 4990  Orlando, FL 32802-4990
                                      p:407.246.2555  f:407.246.3359
                                       www.downtownorlando.com
Downtown Development Board Minutes
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Amendment to Annual Agreement for Downtown Marketing Services – Davon Barbour
addressed the Board regarding the Evolve Agreement. Mr. Barbour gave a PowerPoint
presentation and explained that in May of 2009, the Downtown Development Board (DDB)
authorized the Director of Purchasing to negotiate and enter into an Agreement with Evolve
Management Group, Inc., to provide Downtown marketing services to DDB in an amount not to
exceed $500,000 based on the fiscal year 2008-2009 budget. The Annual Agreement for
Downtown Marketing Services (the “Agreement”) became effective July 2, 2009. In the budget
for fiscal year 2009-2010 an additional $400,000 was allocated to this Agreement under
Amendment Number One. This Amendment Number Two to the Agreement adds $350,000 to
the not to exceed amount of the original Agreement with Evolve Management Group, Inc. Mr.
Barbour noted that the requested funds are not towards a new Agreement, but rather to complete
tasks under the terms of the current Agreement, which expires June 30, 2011. There was brief
discussion about what districts and downtown areas will be supported by the increase in funding.
Brief conversation also ensued regarding the increase in website traffic and focus groups.

Staff requests approval of Amendment Number Two to the Agreement dated July 2, 2009
between the Downtown Development Board and Evolve Management Group, Inc., d/b/a Evolve
Design Group and authorization for the Director of Purchasing to execute the Amendment
subject to the review and approval of the City Attorney’s Office.

A motion was made by Doug Taylor seconded by Vernice Atkins-Bradley and unanimously
carried to approve Amendment Number Two to the Agreement dated July 2, 2009 between the
Downtown Development Board and Evolve Management Group, Inc., d/b/a Evolve Design
Group and authorization for the Director of Purchasing to execute the Amendment subject to
review and approval of the City Attorney’s Office.

Chairman Bill Dymond recognized that Thomas Chatmon was featured in a recent edition of the
Orlando Business Journal’s Movers and Shakers in Downtown.

Date of Next Meeting
The next scheduled meeting of the Downtown Development Board is Wednesday, January 26,
2011, 3:00 pm at City Hall, in Council Chambers on the Second Floor.

Adjournment
There being no further business to come before the Downtown Development Board, Chairman
Dymond adjourned the meeting at 3:34 p.m.




           Downtown Development Board  Community Redevelopment Agency
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            City Hall  400 S. Orange Ave, 6 Floor  P.O. Box 4990  Orlando, FL 32802-4990
                                      p:407.246.2555  f:407.246.3359
                                       www.downtownorlando.com
Downtown Development Board Minutes
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________________________________                              _____________________________
Thomas C. Chatmon, Jr.                                        Pat Petersen
Executive Director                                            Administrative Assistant/Board
                                                              Secretary




          Downtown Development Board  Community Redevelopment Agency
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           City Hall  400 S. Orange Ave, 6 Floor  P.O. Box 4990  Orlando, FL 32802-4990
                                     p:407.246.2555  f:407.246.3359
                                      www.downtownorlando.com

								
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