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December 13, 2012

3:00 PM


A.       Meeting Called to Order and Roll Call.

B.       Approval of Agenda with Additions and Deletions.

C.       Awards and Presentations

1.      Presentation of Pinellas County HCA Hospitals (Edward White Hospital, St. Petersburg General and Northside Hospital) EMS All Star Awards to St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue staff.

2.      Presentation recognizing and celebrating Bay Point Magnet Elementary's 50th Anniversary.

3.      Proclamation recognizing Suncoasters of St. Petersburg as official Ambassadors of Goodwill and greeters for the City of St. Petersburg.

4.      Presentation recognizing Jerome Gilbert, owner of Gilbert Jewelers.

5.      Presentation regarding First Night St. Petersburg.

6.      Institute of Transportation Engineers:

(a)    Project of the Year Award

(b)    John R. Jack Freeman State Transportation Professional of the Year Award – Mike Frederick. (Joe Kubicki and Rob Fulp, P.E., President, Florida Chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers)

7.      CASA's Training Video Presentation by Tuesdi Dyer.

D.       Correspondence


NOTE:  Only the person who has written the letter, or an authorized representative, will be permitted to speak in connection with an item of correspondence.  The person speaking will be given three minutes ONLY to state the request.  In some instances and at the discretion of City Council, more than three minutes speaking time will be granted.

E.       Legal

1.      An attorney-client session, pursuant to Florida Statute 286.011(8), in conjunction with the lawsuit styled 15,652 Petitioners and Kathleen Ford v. City Council, etc. Case No. 12-10312CI-19. 

2.      Submission of the Redistricting Report and Formation of the St. Petersburg Citizens Redistricting Commission.

F.       Adjournment

1.      On Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the same may be heard, an attorney-client session, pursuant to Florida Statute 286.011(8), will be held in conjunction with the lawsuit styled 15,652 Petitioners and Kathleen Ford v. City Council, etc. Case No. 12-10312CI-19.  Any or all of the following persons will be attending:  Leslie Curran, Chair, Wengay “Newt” Newton, Vice Chair, Charles Gerdes, James Kennedy, Bill Dudley; Steve Kornell; Karl Nurse, Jeff Danner; Mayor Bill Foster; Mark A. Winn, Chief Assistant City Attorney, Joseph P. Patner, Assistant City Attorney, Jane Wallace, Assistant City Attorney, Jacqueline Kovilaritch, Assistant City Attorney and Macall Dyer, Assistant City Attorney.  The session will commence in City Council Chambers, 175 Fifth Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida.  After the commencement of the session at the public meeting, the session will be closed and only those persons described above together with a certified court reporter will be allowed to be present.  The subject matter of the meeting shall be confined to settlement negotiations and/or strategy related to litigation expenditures.  At the conclusion of the session the meeting will be re-opened and the session will be terminated.