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[1. Call To Order]

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>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I'M GOING TO CALL THE WORTHINGTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MONDAY, JUNE 8TH TO ORDER.

MS. THRESS, CAN YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL?

>> B. KOWALCZYK: HERE. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: HERE.

>> D. ROBINSON: HERE. >> D. SMITH: HERE.

>> R. DOROTHY: OH, HERE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: HERE.

WILL EVERYONE PLEASE RISE FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: PLEASE BE SEATED.

IF ANYBODY NEEDS TO SUBMIT ANY COMMENTS OR THOUGHTS OR ASK ANY QUESTIONS, FEEL FREE TO EMAIL AT COUNCIL AT WORTHINGTON DOT ORG OR USE THE PHONE NUMBER AND CONFERENCE I.D. BELOW.

AND MS. THRESS WILL LET US KNOW WHAT COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS PEOPLE MAY HAVE. MOVING ON.

WE HAVE NEW LEGISLATION BUT MR. GREESON, IS THERE SOMEONE ELSE THAT WAS GOING TO DO A SHORT PRESENTATION? WE NORMALLY DON'T HAVE CITIZENS BRINGING STUFF UP ON THE COMMUNITY OF THE WHOLE MEETINGS. IS THAT PUT TO THE NEXT MEETING,

MR. GREESON? >> M. GREESON: I WOULD HAVE TO DEFER TO MS. THRESS IF WE HAVE CITIZEN PARTICIPATION.

MS. THRESS? >> D. KAY THRESS: THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT WE WILL HAVE A VISITOR.

COUNCILMEMBERS RECEIVED A PETITION FOR SAFER CROSSINGS AT KIM BROOK AND FOSTER. AND I BELIEVE MR. DOROTHY WAS GOING TO JOIN US. I DO NOT SEE THAT HE IS HERE.

WHEN HE JOINS US, MAYBE I WILL LET YOU KNOW.

OKAY? >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: CAN PEOPLE CHECK TO SEE IF MS. DOROTHY, SHE'S HAVING DIFFICULTY HEARING ANYBODY. IF ANYONE CAN HELP HER, THAT WOULD BE APPRECIATED. SINCE WE HAVE -- MOVING N,

[4.A. Resolution No. 27-2020 Racism and Racial Equity Recognizing the Negative Impacts of Racism and Committing to Promote Racial Equity. Executive Summary: In response to City Council's request, the attached resolution has been prepared for review and consideration. Recommendation: Introduce and Approve as Presented]

STARTING WITH RESOLUTION 27, 22020, RECOGNIZING THE NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF RACISM TO PROMOTE RACIAL EQUITY.

INTRODUCED BY MS. KOWALCZYK, MOVED FOR ADOPTION BY MR. SMITH, SECONDED BY MR. MEYERS. I WANT TO LET'S COUNCILMEMBERS KNOW, THIS IS A WORK SESSION. AND I THINK WE'RE GOING TO DO IS WORKING THROUGH THIS RESOLUTION. IF WE GET IT DONE TONIGHT, GREAT. IF WE ET ENOUGH COMMENTS STAFF HAS TO RETYPE AND SEND IT OUT AND WE APPROVE IT NEXT MEETING, THAT MAYBE A POSSIBILITY ALSO. WE'LL PLAY IT BY EAR AND SEE HOW IT OES. MR. GREESON.

>> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICHAEL, CAN EVERYBODY HEAR ME? OKAY. THANK YOU.

AS YOU KNOW, LAST WEEK CHIEF WARE AND I SHARED A JOINT STATEMENT REGARDING EVENTS IN OUR COUNTRY, IN OUR COMMUNITY AND REGION. AND I WON'T BELABOR THAT POINT OR RESTATE WHAT WE PUT IN WRITING AND DISTRIBUTED TO THE COMMUNITY. BUT AT THAT TIME, YOU ALSO REQUESTED OR EXPRESSED, I SHOULD SAY, THE DESIRE FOR COUNCIL TO DO ITS OWN RESOLUTION EXPRESSING ITS FEELINGS ON THE MATTERS AT HAND. THAT TASK OF COLLECTING YOUR THOUGHTS AND PUTTING THEM TO PAPER WAS ASSIGNED TO OUR LAW DIRECTOR T TOM LINDSEY. I WILL TURN IT OVER TO MR. LINDSEY TO TALK ABOUT THE RESOLUTION YOU HAVE IN YOUR PACKET AS WELL AS SOME OF THE SUGGESTED CHANGES THAT HAVE BEEN PUT FORWARD. MR. LINDSEY.

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>> THANK YOU, MR. GREESON. PRESIDENT MICHAEL AND MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, BASED ON STATEMENTS AT THE LAST COUNCIL MEETING, WE PROCEEDED WITH THE TASK OF DRAFTING A RESOLUTION ON RACISM FOR COUNCIL CONSIDERATION. THE STARTING POINT THAT I USED IN PREPARING THIS RESOLUTION WAS TO LOOK AT THE RESOLUTION THAT WAS ADOPTED BY THE COLUMBUS CITY COUNCIL.

THE RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE COLUMBUS BOARD F HEALTH WHO SERVES AS OUR CONTRACTED PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY, AS WELL AS A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY OF CLEVELAND CITY COUNCIL SUBCOMMITTEE CONSIDERED AND PASSED.

I DON'T KNOW THEY HAVE TAKEN ACTION AS A COUNCIL AS A WHOLE.

OBVIOUSLY THIS TOPIC IS ONE OF GREAT NATIONAL CONCERN.

SO THERE IS NO SHORTAGE OF INFORMATION THAT'S AVAILABLE, VIEWS THAT HAVE BEEN EXPRESSED. CERTAINLY THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE ISSUE HAS PROMPTED ME TO TRY MY BEST TO FIND THE VOICE OF MANY AND CONSOLIDATE IT INTO A RESOLUTION OF ONE.

THAT IN AND OF ITSELF IS A CHALLENGING TASK.

7 DIFFERENT COUNCILMEMBERS WHO EXPRESSED SIGNIFICANT COMMENT, SOME YOU HAVE NOT. AS WE LOOKED AT DRAFTS, THE INPUT OF DIFFERENT COUNCILMEMBERS AT DIFFERENT TIMES. I ATTEMPTED TO DEFINE THAT COMMON VOICE WHERE I COULD TO MAKE CHANGES, ADD INFORMATION FROM AN EARLIER TO DRAFT TO TRY TO CAPTURE THE THOUGHTS I WAS HEARING. DUE TO THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT, IT'S CHALLENGING TO DO THIS SORT OF DRAFTING BECAUSE WE WERE MINDFUL WE COULD NOT HAVE COUNCILMEMBERS REPLYING ALL.

AND THEREFORE, THEY WERE LIMITED TO EXPRESSING THEIR THOUGHTS TO ME. AND IT WAS MY TASK TO THEN TRY TO PUT TOGETHER THE RESOLUTION THAT ENDED UP IN YOUR COUNCIL PACKET FOR TONIGHT'S CONSIDERATION.

ANY SHORT COMINGS IN THAT RESOLUTION I TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR. IF I HAVE MISSED THE VOICE OF A COUNCILMEMBER AND HOW I'VE EXPRESSED THINGS, I CERTAINLY DO APOLOGIZE TO THE EXTENT I OFFENDED ANYONE ON COUNCIL OR IN THE PUBLIC IN THE MANNER IN WHICH THIS RESOLUTION WAS PREPARED AND PRESENTED, I APOLOGIZE AS WELL.

I HAVE TRIED MY BEST TO PUT INTO WORDS THAT WHICH I WAS HEARING.

I LOOKED AT PRESIDENT OBAMA'S AND PRESIDENT BUSH'S STATEMENTS WHEN I WAS LOOKING AT A COUPLE OF WHEREASES TO CAPTURE NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE STATEMENTS. THAT'S BEEN THE PROCESS TO GET US TO THIS POINT. FOLLOWING THE PRESENTATION OF THE PACKET TO COUNCILMEMBERS, I DID HEAR FROM SOME OF THE COUNCILMEMBERS WITH ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS AS TO IMPROVEMENTS, WHERE THEY THOUGHT THE LANGUAGE COULD BE BETTER.

I CERTAINLY APPRECIATE ALL OF THE INPUT THAT HAVE BEEN RECEIVED. I DID SEND OUT THOSE GRAPHS EARLIER TODAY IN TERMS OF ALTERNATIVE LANGUAGE.

ONCE AGAIN, WITH THE LIMITATION OF THE OPEN MEETINGS LAW THAT WE COULD NOT DO A REPLY ALL DISCUSSION.

INSTEAD OF ATTEMPTING TO DO YET ANOTHER DRAFT FOR TONIGHT, MY THOUGHT WAS IT WOULD BE BEST SERVED FOR THE COUNCIL TO HAVE THAT DISCUSSION, TO WORK THROUGH THE SUGGESTIONS THAT INDIVIDUAL COUNCIL MEMBERS HAD MADE. I DID BELATEDLY SEND COUNCIL A VERSION THAT COUNCILMEMBER MICHAEL HAD SHARED WITH ME, I THINK WAS IN RESPONSE TO THE COMMENTS MADE BY THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION, AT LEAST ADDRESSING SOME OF THE CONCERNS THAT THEY RAISED IN THEIR MEMO. I APOLOGIZE.

THAT EMAIL SHOULD HAVE BEEN SENT ABOUT 4:00 OR 4:30, WHEN I GOT OF THE CALL. I DID NOT IT DISCOVER ANOTHER COMING OFF ANOTHER CALL LATER IN THE EVENING, THAT APPARENTLY DIDN'T SEND. I APOLOGIZE.

I'M NOT SURE WHAT IT DIDN'T SEND.

I WAS ABLE TO SEND IT AROUND 7:00 WHEN I NOTICED.

SOME OF YOU PROBABLY HAVEN'T SEEN THAT.

IF NECESSARY, WE CAN WALK THROUGH CHANGES.

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I DID ASK THE CITY CLERK BELATEDLY, SO HOPEFULLY HER AND JOSH WERE ABLE TO GET IT AVAILABLE.

BUT IF NECESSARY, I BELIEVE SHE WILL HAVE THE ABILITY TO PUT THE DIFFERENT PDF'S OF THE ALTERNATIVE LANGUAGE ON THE PRESENTATION SCREEN IF THAT'S OF ASSISTANCE TO COUNCIL.

MS. THRESS CAN INDICATE WHETHER THAT HAPPENS OR IS AVAILABLE OR NOT. AND SO THAT'S N OPTION.

MY SUGGESTION PERHAPS COUNCIL WANT TO TALK IN BROADER MEASURES AS TO THIS RESOLUTION. AND THEN PERHAPS START DOWN THE PATH OF THE ACTUAL EDITING AND SUGGESTIONS.

I WOULD, AS COUNCIL PRESIDENT MICHAEL ALLIED -- ELUDED TO IF CHANGES ARE SIGNIFICANT I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO DIRECT THE CITY CLERK AND YSELF TO PREPARE A REVISED RESOLUTION FOR PASSAGE NEXT WEEK. I THINK IF THE NUMBER OF AMENDMENTS ARE SMALL, IT COULD BE EFFECTIVELY HANDLED ON THE FLOOR. THAT WOULD BE MY SUGGESTION.

CERTAINLY HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AND PROVIDE WHATEVER ASSISTANCE I CAN THROUGH THIS PROCESS.

THERE ANY QUESTIONS TO BEGIN WITH?

>> D. ROBINSON: I'LL BEGIN WITH AN EXPRESSION.

THANK YOU, TOM. I KNOW WRITING ITSELF IS OFTEN THE CHALLENGE ND YOU TRYING TO SYNTHESIZE A DIVERSE COUNCIL MAKES ME THINK OF HURTING CATS. SO THANK FOR ALL YOUR EFFORTS.

>> MR. LINDSEY: YOU'RE WELCOME. WHILE WE HAVE DIFFERENT VOICES, MY SENSE WAS COUNCIL WAS UNITED IN THE DESIRE TO ADDRESS IT.

THAT CAME THROUGH WITH ALL THE SUGGESTIONS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANYBODY ELSE? IF NOT, WHAT I THOUGHT IS START AT THE VERY BEGINNING.

AND LET'S ADDRESS IT TOPIC BY TOPIC.

SO WE'LL START. SAY MAYBE CHANGES NEED TO BE MADE OR TURN AROUND AND SAY, NO THIS IS FINE AND GENERAL.

AND DO IT METHODICALLY, WORK THROUGH IT PIECE BY PIECE.

THAT WAY WE GET THROUGH IT. AND THAT'S ABOUT THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY I CAN THINK OF DOING IT.

THE FIRST COMMENT I RECEIVED S ACTUALLY IN THE TITLE, IT SAYS RECOGNIZING THE NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF RACISM COMMITTING TO PROMOTE RACIAL EQUITY. IT HAD BEEN SUGGESTED TO REMOVE THE NEGATIVE. RECOGNIZING THE IMPACTS.

ARE THERE ANY THOUGHTS ABOUT REMOVING THE WORD, NEGATIVE?

>> B. KOWALCZYK: THAT'S A GOOD IDEA.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. ANYBODY HAVE NY OBJECTIONS TO REMOVING NEGATIVE? HEARING ONE, WE'LL MOVE ON TO THE NEXT PART. WHEREAS THE DISTURBING VIDEO OF GEORGE FLOYD KNEELING UNDER THE KNEE OF THE POLICE OFFICER IN MINNESOTA, AND CONCERNS ABOUT POLICE ENCOUNTERS WITH PERSONS OF COLOR. ONE SUGGESTION THAT HAD BEEN MADE TO ME WAS AROUND THE -- THAT PROTEST CENTERED IN OHIO AND AR AROUND THE WORLD TRIGGERD BY THIS EVENT AND OTHER HISTORIC INJUSTICED. ARE THERE ANY OTHER THOUGHTS OR -- I KNOW THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION WANTED TO LIST EVERYBODY AND THEIR BROTHER'S NAME IN THERE.

AND THE PROBLEM WITH THE LIST IS YOU MAY MISS SOMEBODY.

AND THEY AREN'T ALL PEOPLE FROM WORTHINGTON THAT WERE IN THE LIST. I THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE BETTER TO KEEP IT SIMPLE. I DON'T KNOW, OTHER THOUGHTS?

>> D. ROBINSON: I HAVE TWO THOUGHTS PRIMARILY.

MY REACTION TO THE BEGINNING OF THE PARAGRAPH, I THINK MY ISSUE WITH IT IS THAT IT IS A BIT REMOVED OR DISTANCES US FROM THE ACT OF THE DEATH OR KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD.

IT'S NOT THE DISTURBING VIDEO THAT IS THE ISSUE.

IT IS ACTUALLY THE DEATH OR THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD.

AND THAT'S WHY IN MY RECOMMENDATION AID THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD UNDER THE KNEES MADE VIVID TO ALL THROUGH THE VIDEO AND THE RESULTING PROTESTS, IT BRINGS US CLOSER TO

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THE REALITY OF GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH AND MURDER AS OPPOSED TO THE VIDEO. THE SECOND COMMENT IS I THINK USING THE LANGUAGE, BROUGHT A RENEWED FOCUS, I THINK AGAIN, IT SOUNDS A LITTLE BIT CEREBRAL AND AS IF WE HAD BEEN FOCUSED ONCE BEFORE. WE KIND F FORGOT AND NOW BACK ON IT. TO ME, THE WORD, "AWARENESS" IS CLOSER TO HOME. GETS AT THE IMPORTANT ISSUE OF CHANGING PEOPLE'S HEARTS AND MINDS.

AND I THINK THE WO WORD, "AWARENESS" AS OPPOSED TO

RENEWED FOCUS GETS THAT BETTER. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OTHER

THOUGHTS ON THIS PARAGRAPH? >> B. KOWALCZYK: I ACTUALLY LIKE WHAT MR. ROBINSON HAS PROPOSED. AND I AGREE WITH HIS RATIONALE ON THAT. I THINK THAT WE REALLY NEED TO BE CLEAR ON WHAT IT IS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HERE.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I ALSO AGREE WITH MR. ROBINSON'S COMMENTS. BUT I WANT TO MAKE THE POINT THAT THIS IS A RENEWED FOCUS. THIS IS HAPPENING REPEATEDLY.

AND THERE IS A FAIRLY PREDICTABLE CYCLE.

YOU TAKE SOMA AND WATTS AND DETROIT --

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: CLEVEL. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: WE KEEP GOING AROUND AND AROUND, AT LEAST IN MY LIFETIME.

>> D. ROBINSON: YEP. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: THIS IS A REOCCURRING THEME. WHICH MAKES IT EVEN MORE TROUBLING. THAT IT TAKES THIS TYPE OF AN EVENT TO MAKE US REMEMBER THAT THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THIS

HAS HAPPENED. >> D. ROBINSON: VERY GOOD POINT.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I DON'T KNOW HOW WE BLEND THE TWO CONCEPTS. I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH YOU ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VIDEO AND DEATH.

I THINK THAT'S A VERY SALIENT POINT.

I THINK IN THIS PARAGRAPH IT IS IMPORTANT TO EXPRESS THAT THIS HAS HAPPENED BEFORE AND WE NEED TO NOT LET IT HAPPEN AGAIN.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: I'M WONDERING IF IT'S NOT JUST A RENEWED FOCUS. THERE IS JUST SOMETHING MORE TO WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW. I'M NOT SURE WHAT THE RIGHT WORDS ARE TO DESCRIBE IT. BUT IT'S DIFFERENT THAN BEFORE.

AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO POINT THAT OUT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: DO WE WANT TO RECOMMEND LANGUAGE NOW OR DO WE WANT STAFF TO TAKE THE COMMENTS WE HEARD AND DO A

LITTLE BIT OF TINKERING? >> D. ROBINSON: SORRY, RACHEL.

>> R. DOROTHY: I WANT TO AGREE WITH YOU, MR. ROBINSON.

VERY SPECIFICALLY ABOUT SWITCHING OUT A VIDEO FOR A DEATH. IT IS THE DEATH.

AND IT WAS DISTURBING WE SAW A VIDEO OF THE DEATH BUT IT'S DEFINITELY THE DEATH. AND I DON'T KNOW, I DO THINK YOU DID A GOOD JOB OF WORDSMITHING. I DID LIKE YOUR CHARACTERIZATION FIRST PARAGRAPH, MR. ROBINSON, OF RENEWED FOCUS BE MORE LIKE MORE CLARITY OF THE ISSUE. BUT I DO LIKE YOUR VERBIAGE.

SO GO AHEAD AND SAY WHAT YOUR COMMENTS ARE, SORRY.

>> D. ROBINSON: I APPRECIATE THAT, DOROTHY.

IN TERMS OF PROCESS, MS. MICHAEL WAS ASKING WHETHER WE WANT TO WORDSMITH AND MOVE ON. HOW ABOUT WE MOVE ON AND DEPENDING ON HOW QUICKLY OR SLOWLY WE GET THROUGH THE REST, WE CAN DECIDE TO COME BACK TO THIS?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IF ANYBODY HAS PROBLEM MOVING ON, SAY SOMETHING PLEASE. HEARING NONE --

>> D. SMITH: DOUG SMITH HERE. NO ISSUES MOVING ON.

JUST WONDERING ABOUT WHERE DOES THAT LEAVE US WITH THE WORDING MR. ROBINSON WAS SAYING, TO GET THAT ON THERE SCREEN OR I KNOW IT WAS IN OUR EMAIL. BUT FOR ANYBODY WATCHING, AS

WE'RE GOING ALONG HERE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OH, IT'S GOING TO BE A CHALLENGE, MR. SMITH.

BECAUSE WE'VE GOT COMMENTS FROM FOUR COUNCILMEMBERS.

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POPPING WHICH ONES PROPOSAL IS PUT ON THE SCREEN.

>> D. SMITH: OKAY. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: COULD I ASK

A PROCEDURAL QUESTION HERE? >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: DO WE HAVE A SCRIVENER? MR. LINDSEY OR MS. THRESS, IS SOMEONE WRITING DOWN WHAT WE'RE

SAYING? >> D. SMITH: THANK YOU, MR. MEYERS, THAT'S KIND OF WHAT I WAS GETTING AT.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: BECAUSE I THINK WE'RE ALL IN AGREEMENT ON THE CHANGES TO AT LEAST THE FIRST TWO, REALLY, WE'RE JUST TALKING ABOUT ONE PARTICULAR PHRASE.

SO MOST OF THE FIRST WHEREASES WE'RE IN AGREEMENT ON.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE SOMEONE IS GETTING IT DOWN SO WE KNOW WHERE

WE'VE BEEN. >> MR. LINDSEY: COUNCILMEMBER MEYERS, YES, I AM TAKING NOTES OF THE THINGS YOU ARE AGREEING ON. SOME OF THE DISCUSSIONS AS WE MOVE FORWARD WE'LL EVALUATE. MY TAKE OF THE FIRST WHEREAS, WAS THE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF WHETHER TO USE OR NOT USE RENEWED FOCUS, INCREASED AWARENESS OR SOME OTHER PHRASING, THE PROPOSED LANGUAGE BY COUNCILMEMBER ROBINSON WAS GENERALLY AGREEABLE TO COUNCIL AS A WHOLE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. THANK YOU, MR. LINDSEY.

AND WE'RE VERY HAPPY YOU ARE TAKING THESE NOTES.

WE KNOW YOU A BIG JOB AHEAD OF YOU ONCE WE GET THROUGH THIS.

>> MR. LINDSEY: IT'S EASIER WHEN I CAN HEAR YOU DISCUSS AMONGST YOURSELVES AND NOT IN ISOLATION DUE TO OPEN MEETINGS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: SECOND PARAGRAPH.

WHILE THE PROBLEMS AND PAINS OF RACISM MAYBE NATIONAL OR GLOBAL, SYSTEMIC IN ORIGIN ND SCOPE, MEANINGFUL ACTION TOWARDS RACIAL EQUITY IS MOST EFFECTIVE WHEN IT BEGINS AT THE MUNICIPAL, ORGANIZATIONAL, NEIGHBORHOOD, AND PERSONAL LEVELS.

ANY THOUGHTS OR COMMENTS ON THAT PARAGRAPH? OKAY. HEARING NONE, I'M ASSUMING --

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: HANG ON. I'M TRYING TO READ THREE DIFFERENT THINGS AT THE SAME TIME.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I KNOW. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: LET ME CATCH UP JUST A LITTLE BIT HERE. WHEN I FIRST READ THE PARAGRAPH, I AGREE WITH MR. ROBINSON. I THINK THE MAY OUGHT TO BE STRICKEN. THERE IS NO, "MAY " ABOUT THIS.

IT IS. >> D. ROBINSON: THAT'S RIGHT.

ARE NATIONAL AND GLOBAL. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: THE --

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: PUTTING IN ARE.

RACISM ARE. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: THAT CHANGES SOME OF THE VERBIAGE OF THE REST OF THE WHEREASES SORE THE TENSES AGREE. -- SO THE TENSES AGREE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: NATION. WHAT OTHER CHANGES ARE WE

PROPOSING? >> D. ROBINSON: I WANT A THROW OUT A WORD CHOICE. RATHER THAN SAYING IT'S MOST EFFECTIVE WHEN IT BEGINS AT THE MUNICIPAL AND SO ON LEVELS.

I AGREE IN A LOT OF WAYS. I WONDER WHETHER IT'S STRONGER AND MORE DIRECT TO OUR RESPONSIBILITIES BY SAYING, ACHIEVING RACIAL JUSTICE REQUIRES WE ACT AT THE MUNICIPAL, ET CETERA, LEVELS. EITHER ONE IS FINE.

MAYBE I SHOULDN'T HAVE SPOKEN UP.

I THINK IT'S A LITTLE MORE EXPLICIT AS TO WHY WE'RE DISCUSSING THIS AND HOW WE WANT TO ACT.

BECAUSE IT DOES REQUIRE ACTION AT THE LOCAL LEVEL FOR THE THIS

TO BE ADDRESSED EFFECTIVELY. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OTHER

THOUGHTS ON THIS? >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: YEAH, MR. ROBINSON, I'M LOOKING AT YOUR DRAFT.

AND THE ONE ON THE SCREEN. AND I AGREE WITH JUSTICE REQUIRES WE ACT. I LIKE THAT LANGUAGE.

THE LAST PART THAT YOU ADD WERE POLICIES AND PRACTICES.

I THINK THAT'S A LITTLE TOO LIMITING.

>> D. ROBINSON: OKAY. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: BECAUSE I AM OF THE OPINION THAT IF THIS IS GOING TO MOVE FORWARD, IT'S GOING TO HAVE TO BE A GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT.

AND I WANT TO MAKE CERTAIN WE'RE NOT LOOKING FOR SOME PANACEA IN A GOVERNMENT POLICY THAT'S GOING TO FIX THINGS.

I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO BE THAT EASY.

>> D. ROBINSON: YEAH. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I VERY MUCH LIKE THE REQUIRES LANGUAGE. I'M NOT AS THRILLED ABOUT THE

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LAST PHRASE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

THANK YOU. OTHER THOUGHTS?

>> B. KOWALCZYK: I WOULD ALSO SUPPORT THE REQUIRES WE ACT LANGUAGE. I DON'T HAVE AN OPINION ON THE REST OF IT. I THINK MR. MEYERS MAKES A GOOD

POINT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

ANYBODY ELSE HAVE ANY COMMENTS ON PARAGRAPH TWO? HEARING NONE, WE MOVE ONTO PARAGRAPH THREE.

WHEREAS, CITY COUNCIL IS PROUD OF THE EXCELLENT SERVICE PROVIDED BY THE MEN AND WOMEN IN THE WORTHINGTON DIVISION OF POLICE, APPRECIATES THEIR POSITIVE INTERACTIONS WITH THE PEACEFUL PROTESTERS ON THE VILLAGE GREEN.

AND WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THEM THE TRAINING AND SUPPORT NECESSARY TO PROTECT THE CITIZENS OF WORTHINGTON WHILE RECOGNIZING THE NEED FOR ACCOUNTABILITY AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT. IT WAS SUGGESTED WE STRIKE PROUD OF AND SUBSTITUTE WITH ACKNOWLEDGES AND INSTEAD OF EXCELLENT, DEDICATED. IT WOULD READ, THE WORTHINGTON CITY COUNCIL ACKNOWLEDGES THE DEDICATED SERVICE.

THAT WAS SUGGESTED IN A MEETING I WAS IN EARLIER TODAY.

AND IT WAS A WAY OF TONING DOWN, TRYING TO LET THE POLICE DEPARTMENTS KNOW WE SUPPORT THEM BUT ALSO WE DO ACKNOWLEDGE

THAT -- THEIR DEDICATED SERVICE. >> D. ROBINSON: STRIKING, QUOTE PROUD" I THINK IS APPROPRIATE IN THIS CONTEXT.

I WOULD SUGGEST INSTEAD OF ACKNOWLEDGE, WHICH I HEAR AS SORT OF A RELUCTANT OR WEAK WORD, CITY COUNCIL AFFIRMS AS OPPOSED TO ACKNOWLEDGES. SLIGHTLY MORE POSITIVE ACTIVE

WORD. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I HAVE NO -- OKAY. SO IT WOULD BE AFFIRMS THE -- ARE WE LEAVING IT EXCELLENT OR DEDICATED?

>> D. ROBINSON: DEDICATED. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I THINK AFFIRM IS A GOOD WORD. I CAN GO WITH THAT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I LIKE IT TOO.

SO AFFIRMS. ARE WE TALKING EXCELLENT OR

DEDICATED SERVICE? >> D. ROBINSON: DEDICATED.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. AT THIS POINT IN TIME, DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY OBJECTIONS TO THE CITY COUNCIL AFFIRMS THE DEDICATED SERVICE? JUST THAT SHORT PART.

DOES ANYBODY HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THAT? OKAY. NOW MOVING ONTO THE REST OF THAT PARAGRAPH. DID ANYBODY HAVE SUGGESTIONS OR

THOUGHTS? >> B. KOWALCZYK: HOW ABOUT WHILE RECOGNIZING THE NEED FOR ACCOUNTABILITY COMMA TRANSPARENCY AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: YOU JUST WANT TO ADD TRANSPARENCY?

IS THAT WHAT I HEAR? >> B. KOWALCZYK: YES.

>> D. ROBINSON: I THINK THAT'S GOOD.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I CAN LIVE WITH THAT.

>> D. ROBINSON: QUESTION ABOUT MAKING THAT LAST POINT EVEN CLEARER, COULD WE SHORTEN THE SECOND CLAUSE? IT'S A LITTLE BIT REDUNDANT WHEN WE GET TO TRAINING AND SUPPORT.

WE MENTION HAT IN AT LEAST ONE OR MAYBE TWO OTHER PARAGRAPHS ELSEWHERE. YOU COULD JUST READ PEACEFUL PROTESTSERS ON THE VILLAGE GREEN AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT.

IT'S NOT A BIG ISSUE TO ME EITHER WAY IS FINE.

IT SEEMS REDUNDANT. IT'S NOT A NEGATIVE IN ITSELF IN

MY MIND. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: HEARING THE TRANSPARENCY STAYING IN. AND NOT OTHER CHANGES.

UNLESS I'M WRONG. SOMEBODY SAY SOMETHING IF I'M

WRONG. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: WELL,

MR. ROBINSON? >> D. ROBINSON: YEAH.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I AGREE WE PROVIDE -- WE MENTION TRAINING IN TWO SUCCESSIVE PARAGRAPHS. SO THEN IF WE STRIKE CONTINUE TO PROVIDE TRAINING AND SUPPORT, DO WE WANT TO LEAVE THE NEXT

PARAGRAPH AS S? >> D. ROBINSON: YEAH.

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YOU RE SAYING IF WE KEEP IN -- >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: NO, LET'S STRIKE IN THE THIRD WHEREAS, STRIKE THE TRAINING AND SUPPORT.

>> D. ROBINSON: I WOULD THINK IT WOULD MAKE IT MORE SUCCINCT.

AS YOU POINTED OUT, TRAINING IS MENTIONED IN THE NEXT PARAGRAPH.

IF YOU GO DOWN FOUR OR FIVE PARAGRAPHS WE TALK ABOUT

SUPPORT. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I'M FINE WITH STRIKING THAT AND SEE THE NEXT WHEREAS STAY PRETTY MUCH AS IS. I THINK IT'S SHORT TO THE POINT

AND SAYS WHAT WE WANT TO SAY. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: SO WHAT'S THE FINAL READING OF PARAGRAPH THREE THAT WE'RE

TALKING ABOUT? >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I DON'T KNOW, WHAT DO YOU GOT, TOM? WHAT I HAVE IS WE'VE CHANGED THE FIRST LINE TO AFFIRMS. AFFIRMS THE DEDICATED SERVICE.

PEACEFUL PROTESTERS ON THE VILLAGE GREEN WHILE RECOGNIZING THE NEED FOR ACCOUNTABILITY, TRANSPARENCY AND CONTINUOUS

IMPROVEMENT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

>> MR. LINDSEY: THAT'S WHERE I WAS.

I WAS LOSING A LITTLE BIT OF IT. THE TRANSITIONING.

BUT THOSE WERE THE WORDS THAT I WAS HEARING.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: DOES THAT SOUND LIKE WHERE WE ARE,

MR. ROBINSON? >> D. ROBINSON: I THINK SO,

YEAH. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: OKAY.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. ALL RIGHT.

THEN, MOVING ONTO NUMBER FOUR. WHEREAS, THE DIVISION OF PLEASE POLICE PROVIDES ETHICS, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, CRISIS, INTERVENTION, BIAS AWARENESS, USE OF FORCE AND DEESCALATION TECHNIQUES. ONE OF MY THOUGHTS WAS WHEREAS THE DIVISION OF POLICE PROVIDES AND WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE.

SO NOT ONLY HAVE WE DONE IT IN THE PAST BUT WE'RE MAKING COMMITMENT TO DOING THIS ONGOING IN THE FUTURE.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I LIKE THAT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IT KEEPS US, TODAY AND MOVING INTO TOMORROW ON SOMETHING WE ALL AGREE ON.

AND THEN, TAKING SOMETHING FROM THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION'S REQUEST, WOULD BE ADDING AT THE END.

PROMOTING THE BEST PRACTICES TO PROTECT CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS.

>> P. BUCHER: I LIKE BOTH OF THOSE ADDITIONS.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: I AGREE WITH THAT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY OTHER THOUGHTS REGARDING HIS PARAGRAPH? ALL RIGHT.

MOVING DOWN. WHEREAS, THE WORTHINGTON DIVISION OF POLICE AS ADOPTED USE OF FORCE POLICIES CONSIST WITH FEDERAL AND STATE LAW AND THAT REFLICT THE STANDARDS RECOMMENDED BY THE OHIO COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY OF POLICE ADVISORY BOARD. ANY COMMENTS ON THAT ONE?

>> D. ROBINSON: THE OHIO COLLABORATIVE AND POLICE ADVISORY BOARD, MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT OUR POLICIES NOT ONLY REFLECT THE STANDARDS BUT WE'RE ACTUALLY CERTIFIED BY THE ADVISORY BOARD. I FELT THE LANGUAGE I SUGGESTED.

AND HAS BEEN CERTIFIED BY THE ADVISORY BOARD WOULD BE CLEARER AND MORE ACCURATE AS TO OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE BOARD.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANYBODY HAVE ANY OBJECTION TO ADDING

THAT? >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: IF IT'S CORRECT, I HAVE TO TAKE MR. ROBINSON'S WORD.

I DON'T KNOW. >> D. ROBINSON: THAT WAS BASED ON THEIR WEBSITE. BEYOND THAT, I DON'T KNOW.

BUT IT LOOKED PRETTY CLEAR. BUT MAYBE MR. GREESON OR M

MR. WARE COULD CONFIRM THAT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IF IT'S

APPROPRIATE, INCLUDE IT IN. >> M. GREESON: SURE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON THIS PARAGRAPH? IF NOT, I'M MOVING ON.

WHEREAS, CITY MANAGER GREESON AND POLICE CHIEF ISSUED A MESSAGE TO THE WORTHINGTON COMMUNITY ACKNOWLEDGING THAT RACIAL INJUSTICE, INEQUALITY AND BIAS REMAIN PRESENT AND ALL TOO REAL AND LEAD DISCUSSION TO ENCOURAGE A STRONGER MORE RESPECTFUL AND WELCOMING COMMUNITY FOR PEOPLE OF ALL BACKGROUNDS. THOUGHTS ON THAT PARAGRAPH? OKAY. I'M HEARING NONE.

I WILL ASSUME THAT EVERYONE AGREES.

MOVING ON. WHEREAS, LAST YEAR THE CITY COUNCIL ADOPTED A NONDISCRIMINATION ORDINANCE RECOMMENDED BY THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION TO PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION IN HOUSING, EMPLOYMENT, PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS BASED ON RACE AND OTHER PROTECTED CHARACTERISTICS

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TO PROMOTE TOLERANCE, RESPECT, AND INCLUSION IN WORTHINGTON.

THOUGHTS ON THAT PARAGRAPH? >> D. ROBINSON: MADAM PRESIDENT, CAN WE GET BACK UP TO THE PARAGRAPH RIGHT BEFORE? THIS IS NOT CRUCIAL, JUST THE WORDING I FEEL IS AWKWARD.

WHERE WE SAY AND HELPING LEAD DISCUSSION TO ENCOURAGE A STRONGER MORE RESPECTFUL COMMUNITY.

IT'S -- IT DOESN'T READ SMOOTHLY.

IT'S BASICALLY SAYING GREESON AND WARE RECENTLY ISSUED A MESSAGE AND HELP LEADING DISCUSSION.

HELP LEAD DISCUSSIONS, AS OPPOSED TO JUST AND HELPING LEAD. AGAIN, NOT CRUCIAL ISSUE.

BUT IF WE WANT THIS TO BE EASY TO READ, I WOULD SUGGEST WE SMOOTH THAT OUT SOMEHOW. DOES ANYONE AGREE WITH MY

READING OR NOT? >> P. BUCHER: I WAS THINKING THE SAME. AND COMMIT TO HELPING CAME TO Y MIND. SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THAT'S GOOD.

>> D. ROBINSON: THAT'S GOOD. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: GOOD ONE. ANY OTHER COMMENTS REGARDING THAT PARAGRAPH? OKAY.

NOW DOWN TO THE NONDISCRIMINATION ORDINANCE PARAGRAPH I READ. ANY COMMENTS ON THAT?

>> D. ROBINSON: HANG ON A SECOND.

>> D. ROBINSON: OKAY.EL: OKAY.- I'M OKAY WITH IT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. THEN MOVE ONTO WHEREAS CITY COUNCIL DESIRES TO EXPRESS ITS SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF THE DIALOGUE THAT IS OCCURRING AMONG ALL PERSONS AND INSTITUTIONS AND TO COMMITMENT TO PURPOSEFUL EFFORTS THAT WILL HELP US REALIZE OUR HIGHEST IDEALS OF WORTHINGTON AS A COMMUNITY OF INCLUSION AND EQUAL TREATMENT FOR ALL RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES, EMPLOYEES AND VISITORS.

ANY THOUGHTS, COMMENTS OR CHANGES ON THAT? OKAY. HEARING NONE, I'M MOVING ON TO THE NEXT. WHEREAS RACISM ACTS ON SYSTEMIC, INSTITUTIONAL AND INTERPERSONAL LEVELS ALL OF WHICH OPERATE THROUGH TIME AND ACROSS GENERATIONS AND NEGATIVELY EFFECTS MEMBERS OF OF SOCIETY, ON A LOCAL LEVEL AND NATION WIDE AND DESERVES ACTION FROM ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT AND CIVIL SOCIETY. I'M NOT HEARING ANY THOUGHTS ON

THAT. >> P. BUCHER: I RAISE A POINT THAT MAYBE COULD GO HERE. SOMEWHERE THROUGHOUT THIS, I THINK WE SHOULD CONDEMNING SOME OF THE ACTIONS THAT LED TO THESE DEATHS. I DON'T KNOW IF WE CAN PUT THAT IN THERE SOMEWHERE. IN THIS SENTENCE OR SECTION OR AT THE BEGINNING EVEN COULD BE A SECTION TO DO THAT.

WANT TO SEE WHAT OTHER'S THOUGHTS ON, CONDEMNING THE ACTIONS THAT LED TO THIS INCIDENT AND OTHER INCIDENTS IN

RECENT HISTORY. >> B. KOWALCZYK: I WOULD SUPPORT THAT. ALTHOUGH I DON'T HAVE LANGUAGE

SUGGESTION. >> P. BUCHER: WE COULD MAYBE WORK IT OUT AS WE ONTINUE. JUST WANTED TO GET PEOPLE'S

THOUGHTS ON THAT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

>> D. ROBINSON: MAYBE THE NEXT PARAGRAPH WHERE WE'RE LISTING MANIFESTATIONS OF HISTORICAL RACISM YOU COULD INCLUDE SOMETHING THEREABOUT RECURRING -- THERE ABOUT -- BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: LET ME READ IT.

AND LET ME READ IT AND WORK FORWARD WITH IT.

>> R. DOROTHY: I WOULD AGREE WITH MR. ROBINSON, I THINK THAT WHEREAS THAT WE'RE AT IS MORE GLOBAL AND THEN THE WHEREAS RIGHT AFTER, YOU COULD TAKE THAT MORE INDIVIDUAL ITEM IN THERE.

BUT I LIKE THE SENTIMENTS. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: LET'S, I WANT TO READ THE PARAGRAPH ND THEN TALK ABOUT HOW WE WANT TO REVISE IT. I'M HEARING WE WANT TO MAKE

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REVISIONS, WHICH IS FINE. I'M TRYING TO READ IT SO WE HAVE EVERYTHING TOGETHER. WHEREAS RACISM TAKES ON MULTIPLE FORMS, INDIVIDUAL RACISM, WHERE BY AN INDIVIDUAL DISCRIMINATES AGAINST ANOTHER, POLICIES, PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES ARE ESTABLISHED THAT SERVE ONE POPULATION BETTER THAN ANOTHER, EVEN IF UNINTENTIONAL AND STRUCTURAL RACISM WHICH IS THE HISTORY AND URRENT REALITY OF INSTITUTIONAL RACISM ACROSS ALL INSTITUTIONS COMBINES TO CREATE A SOCIETY THAT NEGATIVELY IMPACTS SPECIFIC COMMUNITIES. BEFORE WE MOVE ON.

ONE VERY SIMPLE SUGGESTION THAT CAME FROM THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION WAS ADDING RIGHT IN HERE, WHEREAS RACISM TAKES ON MULTIPLE FORMS. AND THEN ADDING, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO. THOSE ARE SUGGESTIONS.

INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IN CASE THERE IS SOMETHING WE MISSED. ANY THOUGHTS ABOUT THAT?

>> D. ROBINSON: FINE WITH ME. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: FINE WITH

ME. >> B. KOWALCZYK: SOUNDS GOOD.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. NOW MOVING ONTO THE REST OF IT.

ANY IDEAS? MR. BUCHER'S IDEAS?

>> D. ROBINSON: PETE, I DO LIKE YOUR IDEA ABOUT GETTING THAT IN HERE EITHER IN THIS PARAGRAPH R NEXT.

MY CURRENT READING OF THE PARAGRAPH IS IT EELS LIKE IT'S TOO CAUTIOUSING -- CAUTIOUS AND DANCING AROUND SOMETHING.

FOR INSTANCE, JUST SAYING ONE POPULATION BETTER THAN ANOTHER, I WONDER IF WE CAN SAY FOR INSTANCE, INDIVIDUAL RACISM BASED ON RACE. MAYBE THAT'S SELF EVIDENT.

POLICIES, PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES ARE ESTABLISHED, ONE POPULATION BETTER THAN ANOTHER BASED ON RACE.

IT SEEMS OTHERWISE WE'RE MISSING THAT CLARITY.

FOR THE THREE INSTANCES, I WOULD SAY WE SHOULD PUT BASED ON RACE.

UNLESS EVERYONE FEELS THAT IS OBVIOUS AND REDUNDANT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THOUGH? >> P. BUCHER: I THINK THE MORE

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: MR. ROBINSO N, COME BACK WITH THAT AGAIN.

YOU LOST ME. >> D. ROBINSON: I WAS CONFUSING.

THERE IS THREE ELEMENTS HERE. THERE IS INDIVIDUAL, INSTITUTIONAL AND STRUCTURAL. AND EACH OF THOSE CLAUSES I THINK COULD BE MADE CLEARER IF WE ADDED BASED ON RACE.

IN OTHER WORDS, RACISM, WHEREBY INDIVIDUAL PREJUDGES OR DISCRIMINATES AGAINST ANOTHER. AGAINST ANOTHER BASED ON RACE, I THINK IT SHOULD BE. THERE IS MANY FORMS OF BIGOTRY AND BULLYING, THAT MAY OR MAY NOT BE BASED ON RACE.

THIS IS NOT LETTING US FORGET THAT.

SO FOR THE THREE INSTANCES, I WOULD ADD BASED ON RACE AT THE END OF THE CLAUSE. AGAIN, NOT A HUGE IDEA BUT

BETTER WORDING. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I PROBABLY AGREE WITH YOU. IT WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL FOR ME IF MR. LINDSEY GOT THIS DOWN, IF I COULD ACTUALLY READ IT.

>> D. ROBINSON: YEP. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MY THOUGHT IS ON THE FIRST AND SECOND, THAT MAKES SENSE.

BUT THE THIRD ONE, IT SAY SAYS, "STRUCTURAL RACISM" HAS TO DO WITH RACE, WHICH IS THE HISTORY OF INSTITUTIONAL RACISM ACROSS INSTITUTIONS. I THINK THE THIRD ONE ALREADY

COVERS THAT. >> D. ROBINSON: THAT WOULD APPLY TO ALL THREE. WE IDENTIFY AS FORMS OF RACISM.

AGAIN, WHEN I READ IT I FELT LIKE IT FAILED TO MAKE THE POINT CLEARLY THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT BECAUSE OF RACE.

AGAIN, I'M NOT GOING TO LOBBY FOR IT ANYMORE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. ANY OTHER THOUGHTS ON THAT? SO WE'RE GOING TO SEE A REDRAFTING AND MOVE, MAKE A DECISION AFTER WE SEE A REDRAFTING IS WHAT I'M HEARING

ON THAT PARAGRAPH. >> D. ROBINSON: SOUNDS GOOD.

>> P. BUCHER: WHAT ABOUT INCLUDING AT THE CITY COUNCIL BEGINNING, CITY COUNCIL CONDEMNS RACISM.

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WOULD PEOPLE HAVE INTEREST IN INCLUDING SOMETHING LIKE THAT IN THE BEGINNING? WHEREAS CITY COUNCIL CONDEMNS RACISM AND THEN YOU ADD THAT, THAT TAKES ON MULTIPLE FORMS AND

SO ON. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: THAT AS YOU UNDERSTAND A LITTLE AWKWARD.

MAYBE I HAVE TO SEE IT. CITY COUNCIL CONDEMNS RACISM THAT TAKES ON MULTIPLE FORMS. I THINK WE JUST CONDEMN RACISM.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I KIND OF AGREE WITH BETH.

THE PARAGRAPH WE'RE TALKING ABOUT NOW ALMOST SOUNDS LIKE A DEFINITIONAL PARAGRAPH. AS OPPOSED TO AN ACTION PARAGRAPH. AND MAYBE THE NEXT WHEREAS IS A STAND ALONE, CITY COUNCIL CONDEMNS RACISM IN WHATEVER FORM

IT TAKES. >> B. KOWALCZYK: OR TO BE MORE

CONCISE, IN ALL FORMS. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: SURE.

>> P. BUCHER: I'M FINE WITH THAT.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: WE JUST -- MS. MICHAELS, DO YOU GET THAT? WE'RE JUST GOING TO ADD A NEW WHEREAS?

VERY SIMPLE I TO THE POINT? >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YEAH.

YES. GOT THAT.

OKAY. AND THEN WE'VE TALKED, NOW WE'RE ADDING WHEREAS, HISTORICAL RACISM SUCH AS THE DISCRIMINATORY LENDING PRACTICES OF THE 20TH CENTURY, REDLINING IMPACTS CURRENT OUTCOMES REGARDING ACCESS TO NUTRITION NUTRITIOUS FOOD, ECONOMIC SECURITY, RATES OF LEAD POISONING AND INFANT MORTALITY. ANY CHANGES?

>> R. DOROTHY: A CHANGE AFTER REDLINING AND DASH, MORE OF A DEFINITION OF THAT. LIMITED AVAILABLE HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS. SO ADDING THAT RIGHT AFTER THE DASH. THAT STILL IMPACTS CURRENT

OUTCOMES. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

ANYBODY HAVE ANY PROBLEM WITH THAT?

MR. MEYERS? >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: NO, IT'S THE TRANSPORTATION BEAVER CREEK MALL CASE.

SUPREME COURT. >> D. ROBINSON: MY ONLY, I GUESS MY COMMENT WOULD BE IF WE'RE IDENTIFYING HISTORICAL FORMS OF RACISM, I THINK, I LIKE MS. DOROTHY'S ADDITIONS.

BUT EVEN THOSE THREE ELEMENTS, I THINK IF WE'RE LISTING, I WOULD SUGGEST THAT WE ADOPT SOME OF THE ELEMENTS I PUT IN MY NOTES.

TO ME, FIRST AND FOREMOST IS THE THREAT OF PHYSICAL VIOLENCE.

TERRORIZING AFRICAN AMERICANS HAS BEEN THE BASIS OF MUCH OF THE OTHER NEGATIVE EFFECTS. AND THEN UNDERFUNDED SCHOOLS, DISCRIMINATORY LENDING, EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES, EXCLUSION FROM A RANGE OF SOCIETIES, CLUBS AND OTHER MEANS OF SOCIAL ADVANCEMENTS, DAILY DISTRACTIONS.

AND THAT DISTRACTIONS, BY THE WAY, I ENCOUNTERED OVER THE WEEKEND, I THINK IT WAS BONNIE MORRISON SAID THAT RACISM IN MANY WAYS BOILS DOWN TO DISTRACTIONS WHERE YOU SPEND YOUR TIME AS AN FRICAN AMERICAN REPEATEDLY DEFENDING YOUR WORTHINESS TO EXIST. I FEEL LIKE A MORE ROBUST ALONG THE LINES WHAT SUGGESTED WOULD BE WARRANTED.

IF WE'RE GOING TO BE LISTING HISTORIC EXPERIENCE.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: I THINK THAT IS OKAY.

I DO THINK THAT I'M LOOKING AT YOUR SUGGESTION KIND OF YOU LOSE THE IMPACT OF THE INABILITY TO BUILD WEALTH, WHICH IS WHERE YOU GET TO THE REDLINING SSUE. I THINK THAT'S SIGNIFICANT.

I THINK WE HAVE TO INCLUDE THAT REFERENCE TO REDLINING.

>> D. ROBINSON: SURE. I'M VERY OKAY WITH THAT.

NO PROBLEM AT LL. SURE.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: AND PERHAPS IT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO HAVE THAT

DEFINITION IN THERE SOMEWHERE. >> R. DOROTHY: YES.

I DON'T MIND LISTING MORE HISTORICAL RACISM.

I THINK THE COMMENTS YOU GOT UP, MR. ROBINSON, HOUSE AND 1619 AND

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BRINGING SLAVES OVER SINCE THAT HISTORY IS VERY PERTINENT THROUGHOUT THIS WHOLE CONVERSATION.

SO YES, TO BRING IT BACK TO THAT TIME IS APPROPRIATE.

I WOULD LIKE TO DEFINITELY KEEP IN REDLINING AND THE LIMITED AVAILABLE HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS.

I'M OKAY WITH ADDING ADDITIONAL HISTORICAL RACISM SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE FOUNDING OF THIS COUNTRY.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: AT SOME POINT DOES IT GET SO LONG IT LOSES ITS POINT IF YOU HAVE SO MUCH INTO IT?

I DON'T KNOW. >> D. ROBINSON: YES, IT DOES.

I DON'T KNOW IF WE'VE REACHED THAT POINT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I'M NOT SURE ON THIS PARTICULAR PARAGRAPH. BECAUSE I THINK WHEN WE SEE IT REWRITTEN, WE'LL PROBABLY HAVE A BETTER SHOT OF BEING ABLE TO

TAKE A LOOK AT IT. >> D. ROBINSON: FOR THIS DRAFT SHOULD WE GO WITH MS. DOROTHY'S THREE ELEMENTS IN FULL COMBINED

WITH MY SUGGESTIONS? >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: IT'S ALWAYS EASIER TO CUT THAN TO ADD.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YEP. ALL RIGHT.

ANYTHING ELSE ON THIS PARAGRAPH? IF NOT, WE'RE MOVING ON.

WHEREAS RACISM CAUSES DISPROPORTIONALLY HIGH RATES OF HOMELESSNESS, INCARCERATION, AND ECONOMIC HARDSHIPS FOR PERSONS OF COLOR THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. ANY CHANGES ON THAT? OKAY. WE HAVE WHEREAS LAST WEEK, I THINK WE MAY WANT TO PUT IN A DATE.

THAT WOULD PROBABLY BE A LITTLE BETTER TO PUT THE DATE, WHEREAS ON MAY WHATEVER, THE COLUMBUS BOARD OF HEALTH WHICH PROVIDES PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES TO WORTHINGTON, DOMINATED THE RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THAT RACISM IMPACTS THE HEALTH OF A LARGE PORTION OF THE POPULATION AND DETERMINES STEPS TO BE BE TAKEN, TO ADDRESS THIS PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS.

IT'S MISSING THE WORD, TO. TAKEN TO ADDRESS THIS PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS. ENTRY OTHER THOUGHTS REGARDING THIS -- ANY OTHER THOUGHTS REGARDING THIS PARAGRAPH? HEARING NONE, I'M GOING TO MOVE ON.

WHEREAS THE COLUMBUS BOARD OF HEALTH HAS DEFINED RACIAL EQUITY BY STATING THAT RACIAL EQUITY WILL EXIST WHEN RACE CAN NO LONGER BE USED TO PREDICT LIFE OUTCOMES AND OUTCOMES FOR ALL

GROUPS ARE IMPOVERISHED. >> D. ROBINSON: IMPROVED.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IMPROV. I'M SORRY.

OUTCOMES OF ALL GROUPS ARE IMPROVED.

ANY CHANGES OR CORRECTIONS? ANYTHING ON THAT? WE'RE ALL GOING TO AGREE ON THEREFORE IT BE RESOLVED BY THERE COUNCIL OF, NOW REAL STUFF.

SECTION ONE. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THAT ONE. HAVE WE EVER INCLUDED, I KNOW THAT AS A STANDARD CLAUSE THAT APPEARS IN ALL OF OUR RESOLUTIONS. HAVE WE EVER INCLUDED, NOW THEREFORE BE IT UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED? AND IF WE HAVEN'T, WHY NOT? AND WOULD ANYBODY LIKE TO SEE

THAT? >> D. ROBINSON: I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT, ASSUMING IT IS UNANIMOUS.

AND I BELIEVE IT WILL BE. IT'S A FORCEFUL EXPRESSION,

MR. MEYERS. >> B. KOWALCZYK: I LIKE IT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YEAH. >> P. BUCHER: AGREED.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ALL RIGHT.

WOW, I THOUGHT THAT WAS GOING TO BE A SENTENCE WITH NO CORRECTIONS. THANK YOU, MR. MEYERS.

GOOD ADDITION. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: COUNT ON

THE LAWYERS. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: SECTION ONE. CITY COUNCIL RECOGNIZES THE NEGATIVE IMPACT OF RACISM AND IS COMMITTED TO PROMOTING RACIAL EQUITY IN OUR GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY.

>> D. ROBINSON: SAME THING AS THE HEADING, THE NEGATIVE IS SUPER SUPERFLUOUS. PERVASIVELY DESTRUCTIVE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OR THE HEADING.

RECOGNIZES THE IMPACTS. >> D. ROBINSON: YEP.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE'LL MATCH THE HEADING.

GOOD CALL. SECTION 2.

THE CITY COUNCIL AFFIRMS THE CONSTITUTIONAL AND MORAL RIGHTS OF THE CITIZENS TO PEACEFULLY AGAINST INJUSTICE AND AGAINST VIOLENCE AND DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY.

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>> B. KOWALCZYK: YEAH, I THINK AT LEAST MR. ROBINSON AND MYSELF HAVE SUGGESTED TAKING OFF THE SECOND PART OF THAT SENTENCE.

IT'S IRRELEVANT TO WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH WORTHINGTON.

THAT'S NOT HAPPENED HERE. I THINK THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION ALSO SAID THAT AS WELL.

>> D. ROBINSON: THEY DID. >> B. KOWALCZYK: I'M NOT MAKING A JUDGMENT WHAT'S HAPPENING OUTSIDE IN COLUMBUS.

THERE HAVE BEEN DIFFERING REPORTS WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT. I THINK IT'S PERFECTLY FINE TO

END THAT SENTENCE AT INJUSTICE. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I AGREE

WITH THAT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

MY ONLY CONCERN I'VE HAD PHONE CALLS FROM SOME OF THE BUSINESSES THAT ARE CONCERNED THAT IS THE CITY GOING TO BE STANDING UP, YOU KNOW, BEING AGAINST HAVING RIOTING AND LOOTING. I HAVE HAD A COUPLE OF LOCAL BUSINESSES CONTACT ME.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I JUST THINK THAT GOES WITHOUT SAYING.

>> D. ROBINSON: YEP. IT'S ALSO -- IT'S ALSO IMPLIED IN THE PHRASING PEACEFULLY PROTEST, SO YEAH, I THINK STRIKING THE IOTING COMPONENT IS A DESIRABLE BECAUSE IT TENDS TO PROVIDE A SENSE AS IF PROPORTIONALLY IT'S 50% OF THINGS. AND I WOULD FIGHT THAT CHARACTERIZATION. I WOULD LIKE TO SUGGEST WE ADD THE MORAL RIGHT, THE MORAL RIGHTS OF THE CITIZENS TO PEACEFULLY ASSEMBLE AND PROTEST AGAINST INJUSTICE.

PEACEFULLY ASSEMBLE AND PROTEST AGAINST INJUSTICE.

>> R. DOROTHY: I WOULD AGREE. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: SURE.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: I'M FINE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I HAD ANOTHER QUESTION. AND THAT IS, DOES THE CITY COUNCIL, ARE WE AFFIRMING MORAL RIGHTS OR RESPONSIBLE FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS? ARE WE RESPONSIBLE FOR MORAL RIGHTS? I'M NOT SURE HOW YOU DEFINE

MORAL RIGHTS. >> R. DOROTHY: I THINK IT'S A GOOD POINT, BONNIE. I WOULD SAY CONSTITUTIONAL

RIGHTS. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I KNOW WE DEFINITELY HAVE CONSTITUTIONAL.

BUT I DON'T KNOW IF WE HAVE, IF AS A COUNCIL, WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE WATCHING PEOPLE'S MORAL RIGHTS.

>> D. ROBINSON: GOOD POINT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

WE'LL STRIKE THE MORAL RIGHTS. ALL RIGHT.

OKAY. MOVING ONTO NUMBER THREE.

THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON WILL MAKE IT A PRIORITY TO UNDERTAKE A REVIEW OF RELEVANT ORGANIZATIONAL AND DEPARTMENTAL POLICIES AND PRACTICES TO INCREASE PUBLIC AWARENESS, FOSTER DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION, AND MAKE IMPROVEMENTS WHERE

NEEDED. >> B. KOWALCZYK: I WONDER IF THAT CAN'T BE A LITTLE BIT STRONGER IN TERMS OF ENSURING RACIAL EQUITY. WE'RE NOT JUST FOSTERING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION. WE WANT TO REVIEW OUR OWN POLICIES AND PRACTICES TO ENSURE THAT WE ARE UPHOLDING THE RIGHTS OF CITIZENS AND WE'RE NOT DISCRIMINATING.

I KNOW THIS IS IN OUR NONDISCRIMINATION CLAUSE AS WELL. I JUST FEEL WE NEED SOMETHING A LITTLE STRONGER REGARDING WHAT WE'RE REVIEWING AND WHAT WE'LL

DO. >> D. ROBINSON: I WOULD CONCUR.

MADAM PRESIDENT, THIS IS WHERE I WAS HOPING WE COULD INCLUDE DEFINITE STATEMENTS OF ACTION. WHAT I'M HOPING FOR IS THAT, I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE DOCUMENT WOULD BE CALLED, A REPORT OR AN INFORMATIONAL BULLETIN, BUT WHERE SOME OF THE KEY QUESTIONS THAT I BELIEVE I CERTAINLY HAVE AND I THINK MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY HAVE ABOUT USE OF FORCE AND ALSO THE MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF COLUMBUS.

I AM HOPING THAT WE CAN GET INFORMATION IN WRITTEN FORM FROM STAFF AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT THAT WOULD INFORM THE PUBLIC AND PERHAPS THEN BE THE BASIS OF US REVIEWING AND DECIDING IF WE'RE

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COMFORTABLE WITH THEM AS EXPRESSED.

I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE SECTION THREE STRONGER IN THE SENSE OF MORE DEFINITE WITH COMMITMENTS TO BRINGING INFORMATION TO THE

PUBLIC. >> B. KOWALCZYK: I SHARED SOMETHING WITH COUNCILMEMBER DOROTHY AND ROBINSON ABOUT SOMETHING WAS BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION, SOMETHING CALLED AN EQUITY AUDIT. AND I FOUND ONE DEFINITION THAT SAYS THAT AN EQUITY AUDIT IS A COMPREHENSIVE BENCHMARKING TOOL THAT ASSESSES EQUITY AND INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY.

AND FOR SCHOOLS, NONPROFITS. THAT MIGHT A GOOD WAY TO CHARACTERIZE WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR, AT LEAST IN MY MIND.

I'M OFFERING THAT AS A POTENTIAL LANGUAGE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MY ONLY CONCERN IS HOW DEEP IN THE WEEDS WE GET WHEN WE'RE AT THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG, FIGURING OUT WHAT WE NEED TO DO. AND SPECIFYING ACTIONS WHEN WE HAVEN'T HAD ENOUGH CHANCE TO GET INTO, ARE THESE THE ACTIONS WE NEED. I AGREE WITH BRINGING INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC. I'M GETTING CONCERNED WITH PUTTING IN THINGS WE HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO RESEARCH OR DEFINE OR DETERMINE STAFF TIMING AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

LIKE AN EQUITY AUDIT. SOUND GOOD, BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH TIME IT TAKES OR WHAT IT IS EXACTLY.

I HATE PUTTING THAT INTO SOMETHING HERE WHEN WE DON'T

KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IT IS. >> D. ROBINSON: MS. MICHAEL, CAN WE COMMIT TO HAVING THIS E ON AN AGENDA MAYBE NEXT MONTH, SOON? AND MS. KOWALCZYK AND OTHERS COULD RESEARCH AND BRING INFORMATION TO COUNCIL.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT WOULD SATISFY?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YOU WON'T TO HOLD THIS RESOLUTION UP

FOR ANOTHER MONTH? >> D. ROBINSON: NO.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: NO. I THINK WHAT -- I THINK HAT WE'RE DRIVING AT HERE -- AND MRE WHERE I DO DISAGREE WITH YOU.

I DON'T WANT TO LIMIT THIS TO USE OF, TO JUST SAFETY SERVICE ISSUES. IT'S IGGER THAN THAT.

I THINK THAT THE SAFETY SERVICES, YOU KNOW, ARE JUST ONE SMALL ELEMENT OF A BIGGER REVIEW.

AND MS. KOWALCZYK, I BELIEVE I'M LOOKING AT YOUR CHANGES THAT THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON WILL MAKE IT A PRIORITY TO UNDERTAKE A REVIEW OF RELEVANT ORGANIZATIONAL DEPARTMENTAL POLICIES TO INCREASE, FOSTER INCLUSION, MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND REPORT FINDINGS. IS THAT YOURS?

>> B. KOWALCZYK: YEAH, I THINK THAT WAS IN THE ORIGINAL DRAFT.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I HAVE SO MANY IN FRONT OF ME.

I DON'T KNOW WHICH IS WHICH. >> B. KOWALCZYK: I KNOW.

I ADDED TWO WORDS TO THAT. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I CAN AGREE WITH THAT INSTEAD OF MAKING IT A PRIORITY THAT WE WILL UNDERTAKE AND THAT IT WILL BE REPORTED BAIC TO -- BACK TO COUNCIL.

I THINK IT'S A TOP DOWN REVIEW. >> B. KOWALCZYK: I WOULD AGREE WITH THAT. AND I THINK THE UNDERTAKE DOES MAKE IT MORE ACTIVE. I AGREE WITH YOU, PRESIDENT MICHAEL, WE HAVE A CHALLENGE RIGHT NOW.

WE WANT TO TAKE ACTION. BUT WE'RE NOT SURE WHAT WE WANT TO DO. SO WE WANT THIS TO -- WE WANT TO SOUND LIKE AND ASSURE PEOPLE WE ARE TAKING IT SERIOUSLY AND COMMIT TO TAKING ACTION. I THINK IT'S A FINE LINE BETWEEN DECIDING WE'RE GOING TO INVESTIGATE WHAT WE CAN DO, VERSUS HERE ARE STEPS. SO I THINK IN TERMS OF UNDERTAKE, TAKING OUT, MAKE IT A PRIORITY.

THAT'S ONE BIG STEP. I THINK HAVING A REPORT BACK TO COUNCIL IS IMPORTANT. AND I DO THINK IT SHOULD BE BROADER. I AGREE WITH COUNCILMEMBER

MEYERS. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: AND I -- I ASSUME WE'RE LIKE MOST GOOD ORGANIZATIONS.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT'S DONE ON A PERIODIC BASIS WITH ALL POLICIES. OUR H.R. POLICIES ARE UPDATED ON A PRETTY REGULAR BASIS. I THINK IT'S JUST GOING BACK AND REVIEWING AND MAYBE WE'LL FIND OUT.

AND I THINK MR. ROBINSON, IT'S A GOOD IDEA, LET'S MAYBE HASH OUT

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THE SPECIFICS AT OTHER COUNCIL MEETING.

GET A REPORT FROM STAFF ABOUT WHAT IS DOABLE AND WHAT THEY TYPICALLY DO DO. BUT I THINK THIS RESOLUTION IS REALLY A STATEMENT OF ASPIRATIONS AND A COMMITMENT TO

UNDERTAKINGS. >> B. KOWALCZYK: EXACTLY.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I THINK WE NEED TO MAKE IT CLEAR HERE WE DO WANT TO MAKE CERTAIN WE'RE USING BEST PRACTICES IN ALL DEPARTMENT SAID IN WORTHINGTON. -- DEPARTMENTS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR. LIR WORK CUT OUT ON REDRAFTING THIS ONE. ANYTHING ELSE WE WANT TO ADD FOR COMMENT SAID -- COMMENTS TO REDRAFTING THIS PARAGRAPH?

>> D. ROBINSON: MR. MEYERS AND MS. KOWALCZYK, I FULLY ACCEPT YOUR IDEAS AND WORDING. I SENSE THAT E ALL WILL PRESS FOR INFORMATION AND REPORTS. SO I FEEL COMFORTABLE DOING THAT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: JUST TO FOLLOW-UP ON THAT, TO KIND OF KEEP THIS IN MIND. I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO FIGURE OUT EXACTLY WHAT WE DO WANT FROM STAFF IN TERMS OF THE VARIOUS COMPONENTS. BUT I THINK IT IMMEDIATELY, THE REVIEW OF THE QUESTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN POSED ABOUT THE POLICE POLICIES AND RESPONSE IS NOT SOMETHING WE NECESSARILY PUT IN THE RESOLUTION, WE JUST TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE ON THE AGENDA AND

WE MOVE FORWARD. >> D. ROBINSON: I SPOKE WITH MR. GREESON ABOUT USE OF FORCE AND MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT.

MR. GREESON TOLD ME STAFF IS ALREADY WORKING ON ASSEMBLING INFORMATION INTELLIGIBLE FORM FOR HE PUBLIC.

AND I TRUST THAT WILL BE DONE. >> M. GREESON: IF I MAY CLARIFY, MR. ROBINSON, IF YOU DON'T MIND. YEAH, I MEAN I THINK WHAT WE'RE A LITTLE CONCERNED ABOUT AS WE ANSWER QUESTIONS DAILY OR IN A PIECEMEAL FASHION, THAT WE MAYBE DO THAT INCONSISTENTLY OR NOT PROVIDE ENOUGH CONTEXT OR DATA OR INFORMATION.

AND SO I THINK CHIEF WARE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A LITTLE BIT F TIME TO PROVIDE MORE COMPREHENSIVE RESPONSES ON ALL THESE VERY IMPORTANT TOPICS. WE'VE COLLECTED ALL OF THE QUESTIONS THAT WE'VE GOTTEN FROM YOU AND THE PUBLIC AND OUR INTENT IS TO TRY TO ANSWER THEM ALL TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY AND TRANSPARENTLY. AND I'LL HAVE TO ADD ADVISE YOU.

WE KNOW THAT'S SOMETHING WE NEED TO DO EXPEDITIOUSLY BUT NOT SO FAST WE DON'T DO A GOOD JOB AND GIVE YOU AN INCOMPLETE ICTURE.

WE'LL WORK ON IT AND YOU HAVE OUR PLEDGE.

AND I WOULD INVITE CHIEF WARE TO ADD ANY OF THIS IS THOUGHTS HOW

HE WOULD LIKE TO APPROACH THAT. >> YES.

THANK YOU, CITY MANAGER GREESON. AND MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, I FEEL AS IF WE DON'T DO A GOOD JOB OF ADVERTISING WHAT IT IS WE CURRENTLY DO. THE POLICIES THAT ARE IN PLACE, THE TRAINING WE CONDUCT, THE OVERSIGHT THAT WE CONDUCT.

SO THEREFORE, I THINK IT'S MAYBE PRUDENT THAT I RITE IT UP IN A WHITE PAPER FORM THAT GIVES EVERYBODY IN CITY GOVERNMENT BUT ALSO THE PUBLIC AN OPPORTUNITY TO KNOW WHERE WE ARE AS WE BEGIN TO HAVE DISCUSSIONS ABOUT HOW WE IMPROVE AND WHERE WE WANT TO GO AS A COMMUNITY. SO I THINK THAT WOULD BEST INFORM THE PUBLIC AND THIS BODY. AND ALLOW US TO HAVE A CLEARER UNDERSTANDING OF THE THINGS THAT ARE DONE WITHIN THE WORTHINGTON

DIVISION OF POLICE. >> M. GREESON: AND WHILE THEY DO THAT, WE'LL CERTAINLY COLLECT MORE INFORMATION ON BEST PRACTICES IN APPROACHING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STRATEGIES ON ORGANIZATIONAL WIDE BASIS.

I HAD THE PLEASURE OF DOING WORK WITH MORPC AS THEY DID THAT AND THE ORGANIZATION OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS WHEN I WAS ON THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. I THINK THEY LEARNED LESSONS AND DID A LOT OF GOOD WORK. I'M GOING TO REVIEW THAT, AS ONE ORGANIZATION HAVING DONE IT WELL.

WE HAD BE GLAD TO TALK TO COUNCILMEMBER KOWALCZYK AND

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ANYBODY ELSE FOR THAT MATTER, ABOUT ORGANIZATIONAL APPROACHES.

WE'LL ALSO LOOK AT OUR PEERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY THROUGH OUR

CITY NETWORK AS WELL. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

ANYTHING ELSE ON THIS PARAGRAPH? >> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICHAEL, WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT THERE WAS MORE GENERAL, ACROSS-THE-BOARD ORGANIZAL WIDE DIVERSITY INCLUSION EFFORTS AS OPPOSED TO SPECIFIC WHAT CHIEF WARE WAS TALKING ABOUT.

>> MR. LINDSEY: COUNCIL PRESIDENT MICHAEL, SECTION THREE WAS A LITTLE CHALLENGING AS TO WHERE WE ENDED UP OTHER THAN KIND OF A WORK TOWARDS REVISION OF IT.

IF SOMEONE COULD AKE A STAB AT WHERE YOU THINK YOU ARE AT TO MAKE SURE THAT I HAVE A BETTER SENSE OF THE DRAFTING ON THAT ONE. I APOLOGIZE.

SOMETIMES LOOKING THROUGH MULTIPLE DRAFTS HERE IS CHALLENGING. AS YOU ALL ARE DOING, I'M TRYING

TO DO THE SAME. >> D. ROBINSON: I HEARD TWO THINGS FROM MR. MEYERS AND MS. KOWALCZYK, THE LANGUAGE WILL UNDERTAKE. AND THEN ALSO AND REPORT BACK TO COUNCIL. I KNOW THERE ARE OTHER THINGS

BUT THOSE ARE TWO VERY IMPORTANT >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: MS. KOWALCZ YK, WITH THE CHANGE TO WILL UNDERTAKE, DO YOU HAVE, WHAT'S RANGE WITH THE LANGUAGE OF YOUR ORIGINAL DRAFT SECTION FOUR, WHICH IS WHAT I THINK I'M LOOKING AT, WHICH IS WHAT I READ A MINUTE GO. SECTION THREE, I'M SORRY.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. >> B. KOWALCZYK: NOW I HAVE TO

FIND THAT ONE. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: IT'S YOUR

SECTION FOUR. >> B. KOWALCZYK: OKAY.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: IT'S UNDER SECTION THREE IN YOUR FIRST DRAFT. THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON WILL UNDERTAKE A REVIEW OF RELEVANT ORGANIZATIONAL POLICIES AND PRACTICES TO INCREASE UBLIC AWARENESS, FOSTER DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AND MAKE IMPROVEMENTS WHERE NEEDED AND WILL REPORT FINDINGS AND NEEDED ACTIONS AND CHANGES TO THE COMMUNITY.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I THINK IT SOUNDS GOOD.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: THAT'S WHAT YOU WROTE, BETH.

I KIND OF LIKE IT. >> D. ROBINSON: I DO TOO.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: IT'S LIKE TOM'S BUT CHANGES TWO WORDS.

I LIKED IT. I THINK THAT'S FINE.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I THINK THAT'S GOOD ANGUAGE.

I LIKE THAT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: GREAT.

I THINK WE'VE GOT NUMBER THREE. AT LEAST UNDER CONTROL.

AND MOVING ONTO ECTION FOUR. THAT CITY COUNCIL WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT HE WORTHINGTON DIVISION OF POLICE WITH THE NECESSARY TRAINING AND FUNDING TO PROTECT THE CITIZENS OF WORTHINGTON AND PROVIDE FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: I THINK I AD TWO SUGGESTIONS TO ADD AT THE END. AND IT WAS IN REFERENCE TO TRANSPARENCY. OKAY.

I HAVE ALL THESE WINDOWS UP. YEAH.

SO AFTER IMPROVEMENT COMMA TRANSPARENCY AND OVERSIGHT WERE

MY SUGGESTIONS. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANYBODY HAVE ANY PROBLEMS WITH THAT? ANY CONCERNS? SOUNDS GOOD. OKAY.

HEARING NONE, WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON.

SECTION FIVE. THAT CITY COUNCIL WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION IN PROMOTING OPPORTUNITIES TO FOSTER UNDERSTANDING, POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS, AND A STRONG SENSE OF COMMUNITY AMONG PEOPLE OF DIVERSE EDUCATIONAL, RACIAL, ETHNIC, CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC

BACKGROUNDS. >> B. KOWALCZYK: DID WE GET FEEDBACK FROM THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION ON THAT

LANGUAGE? >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YEAH.

THEY WERE WANTING TO TAKE OUT A MAJOR LEAD ROLE.

AND ALSO, ASKED FOR, YOU KNOW, ADDITIONAL FUNDING ND THAT.

AND I'M NOT SURE THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT WE HAVE ANY ONE SOURCE IN WHICH WE'RE GOING TO BE REACHINO THE COMMUNITY.

I DEFINITELY, I BELIEVE MY -- THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION WOULD BE A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF WORKING WITH THIS. BUT I THINK WE MAY HAVE OTHER OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARE GOING TO BE BEYOND THEM.

SO WE'RE RECOGNIZING, I THINK THIS RECOGNIZES HAT WE SUPPORT

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THEIR PROMOTION AND FOSTERING AND THEIR BILITY TO HELP WORK

WITH US. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: PRESIDENT MICHAEL, IF I MIGHT MAKE IT MORE BLUNT THAN THAT.

WE WERE ELECTED TO LEAD THIS CITY.

AND I THINK IT'S OUR DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY TO BE IN THE FRONT OF THIS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT ISSUE.

AND WHILE I WELCOME THE HELP AND SUPPORT OF THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION, I THINK THIS IS OUR OBLIGATION AND DUTIES COUNCILMEMBERS TO TAKE THE LEAD ON THIS ISSUE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: NOW, IS THERE A CHANGE YOU WANT TO MAKE

TO SECTION FIVE? >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: NO.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. >> B. KOWALCZYK: IS THERE A THOUGHT ABOUT ENLISTING THE ASSISTANCE OF THE COMMUNITY

RELATIONS COMMISSION? >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I THINK THAT'S IMPLICIT IN SECTION FIVE. I THINK WE PROBABLY WILL REACH OUT TO THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION.

BUT I FEEL PRETTY STRONGLY THIS IS OUR OBLIGATION AS COUNCIL

PEOPLE. >> B. KOWALCZYK: I DON'T DISAGREE. I'M GIVING A STRONGER ROLE THAN THEY HAVE BEEN GIVEN IN THE PAST TO PROVIDE DIRECT SUPPORT ON ISSUES. I THINK THE MOST RECENT EXAMPLE WAS THE NONDISCRIMINATION ORDINANCE.

AND I'M NOT ARGUING THIS LANGUAGE ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.

I'M TRYING TO THINK IT THROUGH ON WHETHER THERE IS A NEED.

IT SAYS CONTINUE TO SUPPORT. SO THAT SUGGESTS TO ME WE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE WORK THEY ARE ALREADY DOING.

WHAT I THINK THEY HAVE ACTUALLY ADOPTED A VERY IMPORTANT ROLE THEY HAVE SET UP A MEETING LAST WEEK AND THEY HAVE ANOTHER MEETING SET UP THIS WEEK. AND I THINK THEY SEE THEMSELVES AS PROVIDING -- THEY SEE THEY CAN PROVIDE US A LOT OF ASSISTANCE IN THIS PARTICULAR AREA.

BUT THAT COULD GO WITHOUT SAYING.

IF EVERYBODY THINKS THAT SECTION SAYS THAT, I'M FINE WITH THAT.

>> D. ROBINSON: I THINK THE INCLUSION OF THE RC IN THIS RESOLUTION AT ALL INDICATES THE SIGNIFICANCE THEY HAVE IN OUR

THINKING. >> MR. LINDSEY: COUNCIL PRESIDENT MICHAEL, FOR CLARIFICATION, THE FOSTER OPPORTUNITIES TO FOSTER UNDERSTANDING AND THAT PHRASING IS FROM OUR CITY CHARTER. THAT'S WHERE THE LANGUAGE COMES FROM THAT DOESN'T PRECLUDE ANY ACTIONS COUNCIL SO DESIRES.

JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY THE LANGUAGE.

THAT'S THE ROLE THE COMMUNITY CHARTER ASSIGNS TO THE COMMUNITY

RELATIONS COMMISSION. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I THINR CHANGES THAT ARE BEING SUGGESTED BY ANYBODY REGARDING SECTION FIVE? HEARING NONE, MOVING ONTO SECTION SIX. THE CITY COUNCIL SUPPORTS THE RESOLUTION ON RACISM ADOPTED BY THE COLUMBUS BOARD OF HEALTH.

HEARING NONE, MOVING ONTO SEVEN. THE CITY COUNCIL ENCOURAGES THE ENTIRE CENTRAL OHIO COMMUNITY TO WORK TOGETHER TO RAISE AWARENESS, PROMOTE RACIAL EQUITY, AND ERADICATE RACISM AND WILL ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN REGIONAL EFFORTS TO ACHIEVE THESE GOALS. ANY COMMENTS?

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I HATE TO THROW A MONKEY WRENCH IN THIS.

AND FLAT OUT REJECT ME IF I'M BITING OFF TOO MUCH.

RACISM. DO WE WANT TO LIMIT IT TO THAT? DO ERADICATE BIGOTRY. ON THE BASIS OF RACE, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, CREED. I REALIZE THE ISSUE RIGHT NOW IS RACISM. AND I DON'T WANT TO DILUTE THAT.

>> D. ROBINSON: COULD SAY ERADICATE RACISM AND ALL FORMS OF BIGOTRY. AS IS SINGULAR WAY OF EXPANDING

THE PURVIEW. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I DON'T WANT TO DILUTE THE CURRENT ISSUE IN FRONT OF US.

AND I CERTAINLY DON'T WANT TO MINIMIZE.

IN MY OWN WORLD I'VE SEEN SO MUCH REACTION TO MIGRANT FARM WORKERS I FIND INCREDIBLY TROUBLING.

I KNOW THAT'S NOT THE ISSUE TODAY.

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I KNOW THAT'S NOT THE ISSUE TODAY.

WE CAN LEAVE IT THE WAY IT IS. >> B. KOWALCZYK: I WOULD PREFER TO DO THAT. JUSTICE -- JUST BECAUSE WE HAVE ADOPTED THE NONDISCRIMINATION ORDINANCE.

SO WE HAVE MADE OR INTENT CLEAR ACROSS CLASSES AND SO I THINK THIS IS VERY SPECIFIC. I DON'T WANT TO DILUTE IT.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: THAT'S FINE.

I GET THAT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY OTHER COMMENTS REGARDING THAT? OKAY.

THEN HEARING NONE, FIRST OF ALL, WE WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY FOR THE TIME AND EFFORT YOU HAVE PUT IN.

ALL THE THOUGHTFUL COMMENTS AND THE MEMOS AND INFORMATION SENT TO MR. LINDSEY. WE'RE GOING TO GET A REVISED VERSION OUT. AND THIS WILL BE ON NEXT MONDAY'S AGENDA. AND SHOULD FLOW PRETTY QUICKLY.

IF THERE IS MINOR CHANGES WE CAN GET TO MR. LINDSEY.

BY AND LARGE WE HAVE GONE THROUGH THE LION SHARE OF THE WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE ON THIS.

I WI WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK, DEDICATION AND CARE AND CONCERN ABOUT THE COMMUNITY AND ALL THE ISSUES IN OUR COMMUNITY. AND ALL THE IMPORTANT RACISM AND ERADICATING AND WORKING TOGETHER.

WITH THAT, WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ONTO REPORTS OF CITY OFFICIALS.

[5.A.I. Financial Report - May 2020 Executive Summary: The Financial Report for the month of May is attached. Recommendation: Motion to Accept as Presented]

AND WE HAVE THE FINANCIAL REPORT, MR. GREESON.

>> M. GREESON: THAT'S RIGHT, PRESIDENT MICHAEL.

I'M GOING TO TURN IT VER TO MR.. >> GOOD EVENING, PRESIDENT MICHAEL AND MEMBERS OF COUNCIL. YOU HAVE THE MAY 2020 FINANCIAL REPORT IN YOUR PACKET. I WANT TO TALK ABOUT INCOME TAX COLLECTIONS FOR A MINUTE. THEY ARE DOWN ABOUT 712,000 MAY OF 2020, COMPARED TO '19 OR 26%. OF THAT, 712,000, 650,000 WAS FROM INDIVIDUAL AND NET PROFIT COLLECTIONS FOR 91%.

WHICH IS AN INDICATOR TO ME THAT WHAT IS PUSHING THOSE REVENUES DOWN IS THE MOVEMENT OF THE DUE DATE TO JULY 15TH.

SO HOPEFULLY WE'LL SEE THAT COME BACK IN THE AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER COLLECTIONS. OTHER THAN THAT, HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS. AND IF I COULD HAVE A MOTION TO

ACCEPT AS PRESENTED. >> SO MOVED.

>> D. ROBINSON: I HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS, PLEASE.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: HOPING TO CUT YOU OFF.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE HAVE A MOTION.

LET'S GET A SECOND. MS. DOROTHY, WILL YOU SECOND?

>> R. DOROTHY: YES. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: NOW WE

CAN DISCUSS IT. >> D. ROBINSON: MR. BARTTER, FOR MY AND HOPEFULLY OTHERS EDIFICATION, CAN YOU DESCRIBE WHAT TYPES OF ENTITIES FALL UNDER THE THREE CATEGORIES OF

INDIVIDUAL AND NET PROFITS? >> WITHHOLDING WOULD BE EMPLOYEES WORKING AT A BUSINESS WITHIN WORTHINGTON AND HAVING THE 2.5% INCOME TAX WITHHELD BY THE EMPLOYER AND REMITTED TO THE

REGIONAL INCOME TAX AGENCY. >> D. ROBINSON: MOST OF OUR LARGE EMPLOYERS WOULD FALL NDER THAT CATEGORY?

>> EVERYBODY WITH EMPLOYEES. WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES AND SCHOOL DISTRICT. THAT'S WHERE MOST OF OUR INCOME

TAX REVENUE COMES FROM. >> D. ROBINSON: OKAY.

>> INDIVIDUAL IS THE INDIVIDUAL TAX RETURNS FILED, INCLUDING ANYTHING THAT FLOWS ON INDIVIDUAL RETURNS LIKE SCHEDULE

C AND E TYPE ACTIVITIES. >> D. ROBINSON: OKAY.

>> FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU WORK IN DUBLIN AND EARN 2%, OU ARE GOING O OWE A 5 -- HALF A PERCENT DIFFERENCE.

THE NET PROFIT ON THE PROFITS OF THE BUSINESSES WITHIN

WORTHINGTON. >> D. ROBINSON: GOTCHA.

QUESTION, WITHHOLDING WAS DOWN 4%.

ROUGHLY, 3.92. >> YES.

>> D. ROBINSON: DOES THAT STRIKE YOU AS BETTER THAN EXPECTED GIVEN THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT A 10 TO 11% PROJECTED DECLINE IN REVENUE? ARE YOU ENCOURAGED BY THIS?

THIS IS MAY. >> I THINK THAT'S NOT AS BAD AS WE THOUGHT IT COULD BE. I'M NOT READY YET TO SAY THINK

EVERYTHING IS GREAT. >> D. ROBINSON: I WANTED TO MAKE SURE I WAS INTERRUPTERRING IT QUICKLY. THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

>> R. DOROTHY: I HAD A QUESTION ABOUT THE -- WAS IT A REVISION IN THE EMAIL? I NOTICED ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS

THAT WEREN'T IN OUR PACKET. >> WELL, I THINK THE MAY 2020

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INCOME TAX COLLECTION UPDATE WHICH IS A DROP IN, DID NOT GO

LATER, CAME IN A SEPARATE COVER. >> R. DOROTHY: RIGHT.

I MEAN, WHAT I'VE -- HEN I FIRST LOOKED AT THIS REPORT, I WAS LIKE WE WEREN'T AFFECTED THAT MUCH.

YOU HAD YEAR-TO-DATE INCOME TAX COLLECTION ABOVE ESTIMATES $70,000 OR.67%. THE ADDITIONAL DROP IN SHOWED HOW MUCH WE WERE AHEAD BEFORE THIS MAY.

AND THEN HOW WE'RE DOWN ABOUT 20%.

>> 26.18 FOR MAY IS HOW MUCH WE'RE DOWN.

>> R. DOROTHY: OKAY. AND SO --

>> JUST FOR THE MONTH. >> R. DOROTHY: THEN THAT

DROP-IN. >> FURTHER EXPLAINS IT.

THERE IS TWO REPORTS, ONE IS THE FINANCIAL REPORT, WHICH GOES TO THE OVERALL PICTURE OF EVERYTHING.

I USED YEAR-TO-DATE FOR THE MOST PART IN THAT.

AND THEN YOU HAVE THE MORE SPECIFIC MAY INCOME TAX REPORT, WHICH BREAKS IT DOWN BY THE MONTH SO YOU CAN GET INTO THE WEEDS MORE WITH THE INCOME TAX IF YOU SO CHOOSE.

>> R. DOROTHY: YES, GETTING INTO THE WEEDS, I MEAN, OBVIOUSLY THIS IS PROJECTIONS BUT THAT WAS PRETTY STAGGERING WHEN I SAW THAT. WOULD WE DO WE WOULD SAY SOMETHING SIMILAR FOR NEXT MONTH?

ANY PROJECTIONS FOR NEXT MONTH? >> I ANTICIPATE WE'LL BE DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY IN JUNE. WE RECEIVED DO DISTRIBUTIONS, FROM THE REGIONAL INCOME TAX AGENCY ON INCOME TAX.

THE SECOND IS A RECONCILIATION ON THE 15TH.

WE RECEIVED THE FIRST DISTRIBUTION, AND IT WAS DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY. I DON'T WANT TO THROW OUTNUMBERS UNTIL I GET THE RECONCILIATION ON THE 15TH.

I DO ANTICIPATE WE'LL BE DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY.

AGAIN, I DON'T KNOW YET BECAUSE I DON'T BREAKDOWN THE FIRST DISTRIBUTION BY WITHHOLDING INDIVIDUAL OR NET PROFIT, WHETHER THAT'S ATTRIBUTABLE O THERE DATE OR BIGGER WITHHOLDLING NUMBERS GOING DOWN. STAY TUNED.

>> R. DOROTHY: YES, BIG I DON'T KNOW, JUST LIKE NOW.

I DON'T KNOW WITH A WHOLE BUNCH OF STUFF.

I DID WANT TO MAKE SURE I WAS READING THAT CORRECTLY.

AND THAT WAS FROM A DROP-IN. NOT FROM FRIDAY.

THANK YOU. >> YEP.

>> D. ROBINSON: MR. BARTTER, FOR CLARIFICATION.

THE 26% TWO CATEGORIES, CORRECT? >> 26% IS OVERALL COMPARISON OF MAY, 2019 TO MAY 2020 ACROSS THE ENTIRE THING.

90% OF THAT, 91 TO BE EXACT IS IN THOSE TWO CATEGORIES.

WHICH I THINK ATTRIBUTED TO THE PUSH IN THE DUE DATE.

>> D. ROBINSON: SO IF IN FACT THE DECLINE IN INDIVIDUAL NET PROFIT IS OMPARABLE TO WITHHOLDING, WE'LL REALIZE THE INCOME IN JULY WHEN THE REPORTING TAKE PLACE?

>> THAT'S WHAT WE HOPE. ACTUALLY, PROBABLY AUGUST OR SEPTEMBER AFTER THEY SUBMITTED THE DUE DATE IN JULY.

>> D. ROBINSON: LAST COMMENT. YEAR-TO-DATE INCOME TAX COLLECTION WERE ABOVE ESTIMATES BY .67%.

HOW IN THE WORLD WERE WE ABOVE BUDGETED AMOUNTS GIVEN THE

IMPACT OF COVID? >> WE WERE WAY OVER ESTIMATES PRIOR TO MAY. $600,000 MORE THAN THAT BY OVERESTIMATES PRIOR TO THE COVID SCENARIO.

IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU WILL END UP WITH ESTIMATES UNTIL THE END OF THE EAR. WE TRACKED AHEAD OF WHERE I HAD

ORIGINALLY HAD US. >> D. ROBINSON: YOU USE THE TERM ESTIMATES, THAT REFERS TO THE BUDGET?

>> CORRECT. >> D. ROBINSON: THANK YOU.

>> YEP. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANYMORE QUESTIONS? IF NOT, ALL IN FAVOR OF APPROVING THE BUDGET REPORT AS PRESENTED, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN.

WE'RE MOVING ON. MR. GREESON, HAVE WE HAD ANYBODY PROVIDE ANY INPUT ONLINE OR SEND ANYTHING IN DURING THE MEETING?

>> M. GREESON: I'M GOING TO ASK MS. THRESS, I BELIEVE, WE HAVE

ONE SET OF QUESTIONS, YES. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

>> D. KAY THRESS: THERE WAS A SET OF QUESTIONS ABOUT THE RESOLUTION. THE FIRST ONE JUST ASKED WHERE SHE COULD SEE A COPY OF IT. AND THEN WHAT IS IT CITY COUNCIL DOING TO IMPROVE RACIAL RELATIONS WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT? WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL WORTHINGTON RESIDENTS? AND WHEN WILL THE POLICE START WEARING BODY CAMERAS?

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>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. MR. GREESON, THAT'S PROBABLY

MORE IN YOUR WHEEL HOUSE. >> M. GREESON: THEY ARE ALL GREAT QUESTIONS. THEY ARE BOTH HIGHER-LEVEL QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT WE CAN DO AS AN ORGANIZATION, AS A COMMUNITY AS WELL AS MORE DETAILED QUESTIONS LIKE SPECIFICALLY ABOUT BODY CAMERAS. I MEAN, THAT'S ONE I THINK WE CAN ENDEAVOR TO ANSWER A LITTLE BIT TONIGHT IF COUNCIL DESIRED.

YOU HEARD EARLIER THE CHIEF IS PREPARING A REPORT ON -- THIS ISN'T THE FIRST PERSON WHO ASKED ABOUT BODY CAMERAS.

WE'LL BE PREPARING INFORMATION ABOUT THAT.

WE WOULD ALSO BE GLAD TO TALK ABOUT IT TONIGHT.

WHATEVER YOUR PREFERENCE IS. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I THINK WE'RE GOING TO DEFINITELY BE GETTING INFORMATION OUT TO EVERYBODY, WHICH I THINK IS GOOD.

I'M SURE THIS INDIVIDUAL WILL GET A COPY OF THE WHITE PAPER AND WHATEVER ELSE IS PUT TOGETHER, CORRECT?

>> M. GREESON: YES, WE'LL FOLLOW-UP WITH THEM THIS WEEK AND MAKE SURE THEY KNOW WE HEARD THEIR QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS.

AND SEEK TO ENGAGE THEM LIKE WE HAVE EVERYBODY ELSE TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY. I ADMIT WE'RE A LITTLE BEHIND ANSWERING ALL THE EMAILS AND QUESTIONS WE'RE GETTING.

AND SO FOR THE LISTENING PUBLIC, PLEASE BEAR WITH US.

WE'RE TRYING TO CATCH UP IN A WEEK THAT'S BEEN, WELL, WE'VE GOTTEN A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR OPERATIONS.

AND WE'RE TRYING TO DO A GOOD JOB ANSWERING THEM SO IT MAY TAKE A LITTLE TIME. PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH US.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THANK YOU, MR. GREESON.

WE NEED TO MOVE ON TO THE UPDATE OF THE COVID-19.

[5.B.I. Update on COVID-19 Executive Summary: Staff will provide a report on matters related to COVID-19]

>> M. GREESON: YEAH. I DON'T WANT TO SPEND, I MEAN YOU JUST DID HEAVY LIFTING. AND I REALLY APPRECIATE THE WORK YOU'VE BEEN DOING ON THIS. AND LET ME SAY MY THANKS TO TOM FOR BEING THE SCRIVENER. AND DOING SUCH A GOOD JOB BEING AN HONEST BROKER AND SOMEBODY WHO IS TRYING TO SPEAK FOR EVERYONE. I WANTED TO SAY THAT.

AND JUST SAY THANK YOU. WE'RE GOING TO MOVE INTO COVID-19 UPDATE. IT'S NOT EXTENSIVE AND HAVE A REPORT FROM EVERY PERSON IN THE INCIDENT COMMAND STRUCTURE.

I DID, IF CAPTAIN CHRIS CRAIG IS ON THE LINE, I WANTED TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR HIM TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE NUMBERS WE SEE FROM CASE NUMBERS THAT WE HAVE FROM THE EPIDEMIOLOGY -- EPIDEMIOLOGIST FROM COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH.

MS. THRESS, CAN YOU PUT THOSE ON THE SCREEN? CAPTAIN CRAIG, ARE YOU ON THE LINE?

>> I AM, SIR. PRESIDENT MICHAEL, THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE NUMBERS WE'VE BEEN SEEING, AS FAR AS THE COVID-19 EPIDEMIOLOGY.

TONIGHT, IF WE TAKE A LOOK THERE AT THE NUMBERS YOU HAVE PRESENTED, THE BIG NUMBER YOU SEE UNDER THE COLUMBUS JURISDICTION, THE IMPORTANT THING TO REMEMBER THAT INCLUDES WORTHINGTON AND THEY SUBDIVIDE IT OUT.

TOTAL CASES FOR COLUMBUS JURISDICTION IS UP O 5,160 CASES. UNFORTUNATELY, THAT ALSO INC INCLUDES AROUND 237 DEATHS. THAT IS AN UNFORTUNATE NUMBER.

IF WE BREAK IT DOWN INTO WORTHINGTON.

WE'RE LOOKING AT 89 CONFIRMED CASES IN WORTHINGTON.

THE PROBABLE CASE NUMBER. THE DISCREPANCY OF FIVE HAS TO DO WITH TRACKING OF THOSE PATIENTS.

AND SOMETIMES WHEN N LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES, THE EPIDEMIOLOGIST DON'T HAVE CONTACT TRACING FOLLOW-UP.

THEY NOTE THOSE AS CONFIRMED UNTIL THEY GET THEM.

SO THAT'S KIND OF WHAT THAT NUMBER MEANS.

UNFORTUNATELY, IN WORTHINGTON WE HAVE EXPERIENCED 17 DEATHS ROM COVID-19. THE SILVER LINING IS OUR NUMBERS IN WORTHINGTON ARE BEGINNING TO STABILIZE AND OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, WE'VE ONLY SEEN ONE OR TWO CASE INCREASES AS OPPOSED TO ANYWHERE FROM 10 TO 20 A DAY SOMETIMES.

AND AS FAR AS COLUMBUS' NUMBERS ARE CONCERNED, WE'RE SEEING ON AVERAGE FROM 60 TO 80 CASES A DAY, THAT IS ENTIRE COLUMBUS REGION WIDE. I WOULD CAUTION THAT WITH THESE NUMBERS COMES INCREASED TESTING. THE BIG THINGS WE'RE NOT SEEING

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ARE ADDITIONAL OVERFLOW INTO HOSPITALS, EXCESSIVE ICU BED USAGE AND HINGS LIKE THAT. THERE IS POSITIVE NEWS THERE.

ON THE UNFORTUNATE SIDE, WHERE WE ARE SEEING CLUSTERS ARE THE LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES AND THE JAILS.

SO THAT'S KIND OF A BREAKDOWN OF THE NUMBERS THAT WE HAVE THERE.

AND I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: DO YOU HAVE ANYMORE DETAIL IN TERMS OF LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES? ARE THEY CONTAINING IT? I'M HEARD STORIES FROM AROUND THE STATE OF SOME OF THE CHALLENGES AND FOLKS HAVE TESTIFIED AT THE STATE HOUSE ABOUT THE CHALLENGES IN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES.

THAT'S VERY CONCERNING TO ME. AND WHETHER THERE IS ANY SUPPORT THE CITY CAN PROVIDE OR SHOULD BE PROVIDING IN THAT AREA.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE QUESTION.

I APPRECIATE THAT. YEAH, THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE WITH THEM EARLIER ON WITH LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES AS A WHOLE WAS THE ABILITY OF TRAINING AND EQUIPMENT.

AND AVAILABILITY OF THAT EARLY ON.

WE WERE ABLE TO, WE DID HAVE ONE OF OUR FACILITIES THAT DID HAVE QUITE A FEW CASES. BUT WE WERE ABLE TO WORK WITH COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH AND STATE.

GIVE THEM THE EQUIPMENT AND TRAINING THEY NEEDED.

SO UNFORTUNATELY, FOR HE FACILITY, IT'S STILL IN THERE.

FORTUNATELY FOR THE REST OF THE PUBLIC, WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO KEEP IT CONTAINED TO THOSE AREAS. THAT'S A CREDIT TO THE WORKERS AND THE PUBLIC HEALTH FOLKS HAT HAVE GONE THERE WITH EDUCATION AND THE APPROPRIATE PPE AND HELPED THEM GET KIND OF UP TO SPEED ON THIS. UNFORTUNATELY, NOT EVERY PLACE IS PREPARED FOR THIS TYPE OF DISEASE OUTBREAK.

USUALLY LOOKING AT OTHER TYPES OF DISEASE OUTBREAKS IN HESE FACILITIES THAT ONLY AFFECT A SMALL NUMBER OF PEOPLE WITH A CONTAGIOUS DISEASE AND THEY CAN ISOLATE THEM.

THIS IS DIFFERENT AND COST CAUGHT FACILITIES OFFGUARD AND GETTING PPE WAS A CHALLENGE. BECAUSE OF THE MEASURES OF MR. ACTEN, AND DR. ROBERTS AND SLOWING THE SPREAD, THEY COULD SUPPLIED AND EDUCATED. EVEN WITHIN THE DIVISION OF FIRE, WE'VE SEEN RUNS DECREASE TO THOSE FACILITIES.

HOPEFULLY, THAT ANSWERS YOUR QUESTION.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: IT DOES. THANK YOU.

>> M. GREESON: KAY, IF YOU COULD REMEMBER THAT.

>> D. ROBINSON: I HAVE A QUESTION, PLEASE.

WHAT IS THE LATEST SCIENCE SAYING REGARDING THE POTENTIAL

SEASONALITY OF THE VIRUS? >> THANK YOU, THAT IS A GREAT QUESTION. AND ONE THAT IS HIGHLY DEBATED AND SPECULATED ON. AND I THINK A COUPLE OF GOOGLE SEARCHES AND YOU WILL SEE BOTH SIDES.

I WOULD SAY THAT FROM ALL THE DATA I'VE SEEN AND THE FOLKS I HAVE TALKED TO, IT APPEARS THIS IS GOING TO BE MORE OF A CHRONIC CONDITION WE DEAL WITH UNTIL WE HAVE A WELL MATCHED VACCINE.

FORTUNATELY THOUGH IT SEEMS TO BE COMIC -- CALMING DOWN IS THE WRONG WORD BUT IT'S STABILIZING A LITTLE BIT.

WILL IT COME BACK IN THE FALL? NO ONE IS SURE.

IS IT GOING TO BE SEASONAL LIKE INFLUENZA? I DON'T KNOW IF ANYBODY CAN 100% SAY THAT.

IT WILL BE INTERESTING IN ABOUT TWO WEEKS IF WE SEE INCREASE IN CASES AFTER EVERYONE GATHERING FOR THE DIFFERENT PROTESTS AND SIT INS AND EVERYTHING. WE'LL GET A PRETTY GOOD GAUGE ON IT. SOME OF THE MOST KIND OF AFFECTED AREAS HAVE BEGUN TO CALM DOWN IN CASES AND BEGINNING TO STABILIZE. SO AT LEAST FOR RIGHT NOW, IT APPEARS THAT WE'RE CAN I LEVEL -- KIND OF LEVELING OUT.

WE'RE GETTING MORE TESTING AND WE'RE NOT SEEING THE SICKEST OF THE SICK. THE BEST SCIENCE WE'RE LOOKING AT IS UP IN THE AIR AND DEPENDS ON WHO YOU TALK TO.

THERE ARE STILL UNKNOWNS AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

THERE IS HOPE ON THE TREATMENT AND VACCINE FRONT.

AND I THINK A LOT OF MEASURES WE TOOK SLOWED IT DOWN WHERE WE COULD GET A GRASP ON IT. MY BEST ANSWER IS WAIT AND SEE

AND BE PREPARED. >> D. ROBINSON: SO CENTRAL PART OF SCIENCE IS ACKNOWLEDGING UNCERTAINTY.

SO THANK YOU. >> ABSOLUTELY.

>> M. GREESON: CAPTAIN CRAIG HAS DONE A GREAT JOB OF BEING OF LIAISON WITH COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH AND EPIDEMIOLOGIST AND STAFF ON A DAILY BASIS. I WANT TO THANK HIM.

CERTAINLY, IF YOU AT SOME POINT FEEL LIKE YOU NEED ONE OF THEIR STAFF MEMBERS ON OR DR. ROBERTS BACK ONTO ANSWER MORE DETAILED QUESTIONS, I'M SURE WE CAN MAKE THAT HAPPEN.

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BUT I APPRECIATE CAPTAIN CRAIG'S WORK DURING THESE MANY MONTHS.

THANK YOU, CAPTAIN. >> THANK YOU.

>> M. GREESON: JUST A COUPLE OF OTHER THINGS TO BRIEF IN COVID-19. COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH HAS ANNOUNCED COMMUNITY TESTING SITES.

THERE IS A PREREGISTRATION AND APPOINTMENT REQUIRED FOR TESTING. AND THEY ASK YOU TO CALL THE TESTING ORGANIZATION TO SCHEDULE.

THERE IS NOT ONE IN WORTHINGTON BUT THERE ARE A HOLE HOST THROUGHOUT THE COLUMBUS AREA AND HARDER HIT AREAS.

ONE THING IMPORTANT TO NOTE IS THAT AT THE TOP OF THEIR FLIER THEY SAY NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY FOR INABILITY TO PAY.

IF PEOPLE HAVE QUESTIONS CALL 614-645-1519.

SO THAT'S COMMUNITY BASED TESTING.

THAT'S A GOOD THING BECAUSE PREVIOUSLY IT WAS MORE LIMITED

IN THE AMOUNTS. >> B. KOWALCZYK: DOES THAT REQUIRE A REFERRAL FROM A PHYSICIAN OR ANYBODY CAN WALK UP

AND GET A TEST? >> M. GREESON: I WILL GET THAT CLARIFIED. IT'S PREREGISTRATION.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT SCREEN THEY.

CAPTAIN CRAIG, DO YOU KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT? IF YOU DON'T, THAT'S OKAY. WE'LL FOLLOW-UP ON THAT.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: THANK YOU. >> M. GREESON: WE DON'T HAVE ANY SIGNIFICANT OPERATIONAL THINGS TO REPORT RELATED TO COVID-19 FROM WHAT I WOULD CALL A MEDICAL RESPONSE STANDPOINT OR WE'RE NOT GETTING A LOT OF COMPLAINTS ANYMORE ABOUT OUR BUSINESSES S WE SEE PEOPLE ADAPT TO THE NEED FOR SCREENS AND GLOVES AND MASK WEARING. SO I THINK UR VOLUME OF CALLS REQUIRING COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH AND POLICE DIVISION INVESTIGATION HAS DECREASED. I BELIEVE FROM A LOGISTICAL STANDPOINT, WE'RE DOING WELL WITH OUR OWN PPE FOR CITY OPERATIONS. AND IN OUR PLANNING AREA, I THINK WE NEED TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT REOPENING.

AND OUR CONTINUED EFFORTS THERE. DARREN HURLEY IS ON THE LINE AND DIRECTOR HURLEY CAN TALK ABOUT, WE TALKED LAST WEEK ABOUT IT.

EVERY WEEK IS AN EVOLVING PROP VISION.

I I'M GOING TO HAVE HIM TOUCH BASIS QUICKLY ON PARKS AND REC

OPENINGS. >> THANK YOU, PRESIDENT MICHAEL AND MEMBERS OF COUNCIL. OBVIOUSLY, LAST WEEK WE REPORTED WE WOULD BE OPENING THE COMMUNITY CENTER.

AND I'M GLAD TO REPORT THAT WE ARE OFF TO A GOOD START THERE.

WE OPENED LAST WEDNESDAY. AND WE HAVE BEEN SEEING ABOUT 20 TO 25 PEOPLE PER REGISTERED SESSION.

PEOPLE WERE SIGNING UP FOR THE INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS SO WE CAN KEEP TRACK OF WHO IS COMING AND MANAGE THE NUMBERS.

WE'LL CONTINUE TO SEE THAT EVOLVE AS WRAPPING UP OUR FIRST FULL WEEK. WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON THAT.

RIGHT NOW IT'S A FITNESS OPERATION RIGHT NOW FOR FOLKS WHO WANT TO USE THE EQUIPMENT. THE OTHER BIG NEWS IS WEDNESDAY PLAYGROUND WILL OPEN. THERE IS A LOT OF REJOICING AROUND TOWN WE'LL BE ABLE TO OFFICIALLY REOPEN THE PLAYGROUND. SO STAFF ARE INSPECTING, CLEANING UP, NOT ONLY CLEANING UP FROM A COVID STANDPOINT BUT FROM FLOODS I OTHER THINGS -- AND OTHER THINGS, THEY NEEDED POWER WASHED. THEY WILL BE OFFICIALLY OPEN WEDNESDAY MORNING. AND FEEL GOOD ABOUT THAT PROCESS. WE PUT OUT GUIDELINES AND VIDEO IF YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO CHECK IT OUT ON FACEBOOK THAT WAS KIND OF FUN. WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

THE OTHER BIG ONE WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE SPORTS FIELDS.

WE'VE BEEN WAITING, WANTING TO WORK WITH OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS, MOST SIGNIFICANTLY, THE WORTHINGTON YOUTH BOOSTERS AND THEY HAVE ANNOUNCED THEY ARE GOING TO BE STARTING UP THEIR TRAVEL PROGRAMS FOR BOYS AND THEN A LITTLE LATER THE RECREATIONAL PROGRAMMING FOR BOYS.

AND SO WE ANTICIPATE HAVING THE FIELDS OPEN JUNE 15TH.

WE'RE MAKING PROGRESS. OBVIOUSLY WITH OUR FOCUS OTHER PLACES AND A LITTLE BIT OF A LIMITED STAFF WE HAVE NOT GIVEN MUCH ATTENTION UNTIL WE UNDERSTOOD THERE IS A SEASON.

WE'RE TAKING PERMITS AND PLANS TO BE OPEN THE 15TH.

AND FOR NOW, FOCUS ON PARTNERS, THE LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS AND KIND OF SEE WHAT OUR BANDWIDTH IS TO ALLOW OUTSIDE PERMITS AND SO

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FORTH. HAND IN HAND ARE THE OUTDOOR RESTROOMS. WE HAVE NOT OPENED THOSE AT THIS POINT. BUT OBVIOUSLY, WITH THE OPENING OF SPORTS FIELDS AND THE ACTIVITIES PICKING UP SINCE TENNIS BALL AND PICKLEBALL, WE'RE EVALUATING OUR ABILITY TO OPEN SAFELY AND RESPONSIBLY IN TERMS OF CLEANING.

AGAIN, ON LIMITED STAFFING. SO WE DO ANTICIPATED GETTING THOSE OPEN KIND OF ALONG THE SAME TIMING AS THE SPORTS FIELDS AND HAVE TO FIGURE OUT THE BEST PRACTICES AND WAY TO DO THAT AND CAN WE DO IT FULLY OR LIMIT THE TIMES OF SOME OF OUR PEAK USAGE TIMES. AND WE WILL CERTAINLY KEEP YOU INFORMED AS WE FIGURE THOSE THINGS OUT.

OTHERWISE, I THINK THAT'S IT. YEAH?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I HAD A QUICK QUESTION.

HOW COME YOU ARE SAYING SPORTS FOR BOYS? ARE THEY NOT ALSO OFFERING SPORTS FOR GIRLS?

>> AT THIS POINT, THEY DID NOT, THEY ARE NOT OING TO MOVE FORWARD WITH TRAVEL SOFTBALL OR RECREATIONAL SOFTBALL.

I DON'T KNOW THE DETAILS. WE WERE WAITING TO BE INFORMED BY THEM. I THINK AT LEAST ONE REPORT SAW FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WAS THEY HAD A LIMITED NUMBER OF TEAMS INTERESTED. AND SO I CAN'T TELL YOU THE FULL REASONING OTHER THAN THAT'S WHAT WAS REPORTED TO US.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. >> D. ROBINSON: GOOD QUESTION,

BONNIE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THANK

YOU. >> M. GREESON: ANY --

>> P. BUCHER: AS THINGS OPEN BACK UP AND PEOPLE MIGHT HAVE A DIFFERENT UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT'S ALLOWABLE AND NOT FOR RESTAURANTS AND OTHER BUSINESSES, WHAT IS THE PROPER WAY TO REPORT OR INQUIRE SOMEBODY COMES ACROSS SOMETHING THEY ARE NOT SURE WHERE THE CURRENT HEALTH REQUIREMENTS ARE.

SOMEONE ASKED ME. I WANT TO GIVE GOOD INFORMATION.

>> M. GREESON: I BELIEVE COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH, THEY ARE MAINTAINING A LINE, I CAN SEND YOU THE NUMBER, WHERE THEY RE INTAKING THOSE. OF COURSE, IF WE RECEIVING ONE WE'RE SENDING THAT INTO THEIR SYSTEM.

AND THEN, REAL QUICKLY THEY ARE SENDING OUT THEIR PUBLIC HEALTH SANITARIANS TO INSPECT. AND WE'VE SEEN THAT RESPONSE WITHIN 24 HOURS IN MOST INSTANCES OR LESS.

AND SO WHAT I WOULD SAY IF YOU GET TO US, THAT'S FINE.

BEST PLACE TO DO IT, MOST DIRECT IS COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH AND

I'LL SEND OUT THE NUMBER. >> P. BUCHER: THANK YOU.

>> M. GREESON: I MULTITASKED AND TEXTED COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH TO GET A CLARIFICATION N THE QUESTION ABOUT THE SITES.

THEY WILL ONLY TAKE SYMPTOMATIC CLIENTS.

AND IT DOESN'T MATTER WHETHER YOU HAVE A DOCTOR REFERRAL.

THEY WILL TAKE IT WITH A REFERRAL OR SOMEBODY THEY PREREGISTERED WHO IS FEELING SYMPTOMS. SO THAT'S WHERE THEY ARE AT THIS POINT.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: THANK YOU. >> M. GREESON: YEAH.

THE LAST COUPLE OF THINGS. JUST TO LET YOU KNOW.

OUR LIAISON FUNCTION UNDER THE INCIDENT COMMAND STRUCTURE, DAVE MCCORKLE HAS BEEN LEADING THAT. AND HE'S HAD A, AS YOU'VE HEARD BEFORE, A MULTISECTOR, MIX OF FOLKS FROM PARTNERSHIP, THE CHAMBER, THE CVB AND BUSINESS LEADERS VOLUNTEERING TO SURVEY BUSINESSES AND IDENTIFY NEEDS. THE NEEDS AT THIS POINT, I THINK, ARE TO SOME DEGREE HE REPORTED TODAY MARKETING ORIENTED. TRYING TO MAKE PEOPLE AWARE OF THAT THEY ARE OPEN. THAT THEY MAY HAVE SOME CHANGED BUSINESS PRACTICES. AND THAT THEY ARE ADHERING TO THE BEST PRACTICES FOR HANDLING COVID-19.

AND SO SOME OF THE BUSINESSES MAY WANT SOME ASSISTANCE HELPING TO GET THE WORD OUT. WE'LL EXPLORE HOW TO BEST DO THAT. I DON'T KNOW IF MS. STEWART IF SHE'S ON T THE LINE, I WANT TO CATCH HER BY SURPRISE A LITTLE BIT AND SEE IF SHE WANT TO REPORT ON THE OTHER FUNCTION.

LISA FULLER FROM THE LIBRARY HAS VOLUNTEERED TO TAKE ON THE TASK IN OUR INCIDENT COMMEND STRUCTURE OF CONVENING NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS TO TALK ABOUT WHETHER THERE ARE

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CONTINUED NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES.

LIKE WE HAVE A WORTHINGTON REBOOT FOR BUSINESSES, WE ANT TO SURVEY AND EXPLORE THE NEEDS OF INDIVIDUAL FAMILIES AND SEE IF THERE ARE GAPS AND NEEDS BEING ADDRESSED.

I BELIEVE THAT THAT'S GETTING OFF THE GROUND LATER THIS WEEK.

IF MS. STEWART IS ON THE LINE, SHE MAY BE ABLE TO ANSWER THAT.

>> YES. I'VE BEEN HELPING LISA FULLER CONNECT WITH VARIOUS INDIVIDUALS IN THE COMMUNITY SHE IDENTIFIED SHE WOULD LIKE TO WORK WITH ON A COMMUNITY RECOVERY, INDIVIDUAL RECOVERY PIECE TO ALL OF THIS. SHE IS WORKING PART OF OUR INCIDENT COMMAND STRUCTURE. THE LIBRARIES HAVE GRACIOUSLY OFFERED TO HAVE SOME OF HER TIME AS WELL OTHER PEOPLE THAT DO A LOT OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH TO BE ENGAGED IN THIS EFFORT.

SHE'S PULLING THAT GROUP TOGETHER.

EXPECT THEY WILL MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME NEXT WEEK OR WEEK

AFTER. >> M. GREESON: THIS PARTICULAR GROUP ISN'T INTENDED TO BE A DIRECT SERVICE PROVIDER.

IT'S SUPPOSED TO COMMUNICATE WITH ALL THE SERVICE PROVIDERS AS WELL INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES KIND OF ASSESS NEED AND THEN WE CAN HAVE A BETTER THEN WE CAN USE THAT INFORMATION TO STRATEGIES DESIGN STRATEGIES. AND A FILTER -- FACILITATOR ROLE LIKE MR. MCCORKLE'S GROUP MAKING CONNECTIONS, LIKE A NEIGHBOR HELPING NEIGHBOR COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS HELPING OTHERS AND MAKING CONNECTIONS TO THE RESOURCES PEOPLE NEED.

ON ANOTHER FRONT, I BELIEVE THE FARMERS MARKET WILL BE MOVING THIS UPCOMING WEEKEND FROM THE COMMUNITY CENTER, DAR DARREN, CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG ABOUT THAT.

TO WEST WILSON BRIDGE ROAD. AS WE CONTINUE A PAVING PROJECT AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER. OUR TEAM HAS BEEN WORKING WITH PROPERTY OWNERS IN THAT AREA IN THE OFFICESCAPE AREA WITH THE PARTNERSHIP TO HELP FACILITATE THAT RELATIONSHIP.

AND I THINK NEXT WEEK, YOU WILL SEE AN ANNOUNCEMENT COMING UP ABOUT THAT MOVE. SO WE'RE EXCITED THAT THEY WILL BE ABLE TO CONTINUE. AND I BELIEVE THEY ARE GOING TO ADD A WALK-UP FUNCTION IN ADDITION TO THE DRIVE FUNCTION SO THAT I THINK IT'S GOING TO BECOME A WALK-UP MARKET IS WHAT IT IS. THE LAST THING IS I THINK WE ARE AS MORE REOPENINGS OCCUR, WE'LL SHIFT THE WEBSITE A LITTLE BIT MORE TOWARDS SOME OF THOSE MESSAGES.

AND YOU WILL SEE THAT IN THE COMING DAYS.

I DON'T REALLY HAVE ANYTHING ELSE TO REPORT.

GLAD TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

>> B. KOWALCZYK: A FOLLOW-UP ON THE MARKETS.

WE HAVE A BOARD MEETING TOMORROW.

IF ANYBODY HAS QUESTIONS HOW THAT MIGHT WORK, LET ME KNOW.

I HAD A FEW QUESTIONS JUST ABOUT, THEY ARE GOING TO LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE. IT IS A WALK-UP, BUT ALSO A PICK-UP STILL. YOU CAN STILL PICK THINGS UP.

BUT THERE IS A LOT OF LOGISTICS THEY HAVE TO WORKOUT.

I WANTED TO ADD THAT TO MR. GREESON'S REPORT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. ANYTHING ELSE, MR. GREESON?

>> M. GREESON: ON COVID OR OTHER MATTERS?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ON

COVID? >> D. ROBINSON: ONE PLEASE.

MR. GREESON, CAN YOU REMIND ME, ARE WE IN A STATE OF CIVIL

EMERGENCY? >> M. GREESON: THANK YOU FOR RAISING THAT, BY THE WAY. AS OVER THE COURSE OF THE NIGHT, I DROPPED THAT NOTE. NO I QUIETLY LET THAT EXPIRE.

AND I INTENDED TO SEND AN EMAIL TO THAT EFFECT.

I DON'T SEE ANY PARTICULAR, AS YOU HEARD CAPTAIN CRAIG DESCRIBE, THERE'S BEEN RELATIVELY FLAT NUMBERS IN THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON. THOSE HAVE LARGELY AND PARTICULARLY IN THE CASE OF DEATHS HAVE BEEN CONFINED TO LONG-TERM CARE ACILITIES. WE WANT TO MAINTAIN A HEIGHTENED CONCERNS AND SEND MESSAGES ABOUT GOOD HYGIENE AND WEARING MASKS AND WE FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT THIS REMAINS A GLOBAL PANDEMIC.

THAT WE NEED TO BE ATTENTIVE TO. AND BE CAUTIOUS.

AND WE ARE MAINTAINING SOME PEOPLE WORK AT HOME.

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STILL DOING MEETINGS VIRTUALLY. THAT SOCIAL DISTANCING REMAINS IMPORTANT. HOWEVER, I DON'T SEE A PARTICULAR NEED AT THIS POINT TO USE THE TOOLS, THE TYPE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TOOLS THAT HAVING A LOCAL STATE OF CIVIL EMERGENCY OR A PROCLAMATION OF CIVIL EMERGENCY WOULD PROVIDE US. THOSE SEEM TO HAVE NOT MATERIALIZED OR BECOME NECESSARY IN THIS PARTICULAR EMERGENCY.

I QUIETLY LET THAT LAPSE. AND THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT WE DON'T THINK THERE IS AN EMERGENCY OR AN IMPORTANT PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS FOR LACK OF A BETTER TERM.

IT'S WE DON'T SEE THE TOOLS NEEDED BY THAT ACTION.

WE DON'T SEE WE WILL NEED TO USE THE TOOLS THAT THAT ACTION

AFFORDS US. >> D. ROBINSON: THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ON COVID? HEARING NONE, MR. GREESON, IS THERE SOMETHING ELSE YOU WOULD

LIKE TO REPORT? >> M. GREESON: IT'S NOT A REPORT AS MUCH AS MAYBE A QUERY OR AN EXPLORATION WITH YOU.

WE HAVE HAD A NUMBER OF -- ANY NUMBER OF TOPICS COME UP IN RECENT WEEKS. THAT WERE TOPICS THAT WERE RAISED IN THE INTERVIEWS AND CONVERSATIONS LEADING UP TO THE RETREAT. IN AN INTEREST IN COUNCIL, BY COUNCILMEMBERS TO START TO RECONNECT WITH SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT WERE, YOU DESIRED TO PUT ON THE PLATE EARLIER IN THE YEAR. THINGS LIKE AGE-FRIENDLY, THINGS LIKE OUR PACE PROGRAM, THE PROPERTY RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY CLEAN ENERGY, THINGS LIKE THE JOINT RECREATION DISTRICT OR DISCUSSING WHETHER WE WANT TO REPEAL, AMEND OR MAINTAIN THE UMCH COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT.

AND I CAN GO ON. THERE ARE OTHERS.

IT STRIKES ME. AND I JUST WANTED TO PLANT A SEED AND MAYBE AGENDA THIS FOR AN UPCOMING DISCUSSION.

IT STRIKES ME THAT WE NEED SOME FORM OF RETREAT TYPE OF DIALOGUE. AND THAT WHILE IT MAY BE DIFFICULT TO DO THROUGH THIS VIRTUAL MEANS, IT MAY BE VALUABLE JUST FROM A GOVERNANCE STANDPOINT AND CERTAINLY OR YOUR CITY STAFF. WE'VE MOVED FROM COVID-19, WE'RE STILL INTERACTING WITH RESIDENTS IMPACTED BY THE SEWER OVERFLOWS AND FLOODS. AND OF COURSE NOW, WE'VE PLACED A MAJOR PRIORITY OR A RENEWED FOCUS USING THE TERM YOU GUYS DISCUSSED EARLIER TODAY ON RACIAL INJUSTICE, SOCIAL EQUITY, BIAS, AND OTHER ISSUES THAT OTHER THINGS THAT HAVE RIGHTLY EMERGED TO THE TOP OF EVERYONE'S LIST.

AND WE ARE BEGINNING TO ACTIVELY WORK ON THAT.

ALL THREE OF THESE THINGS HAVE CONSUMED OR TAKEN LOT OF STAFF'S BANDWIDTHS, MAKING IT NECESSARY TO BE STRATEGIC ABOUT WHAT ADDITIONAL PROJECTS AND NEW EFFORTS WE TAKE ON.

IF E'RE GOING TO DO -- CONTINUE TO DO, MAINTAIN FOCUS ON THESE OTHER AREAS. WHAT I'M ASKING FOR, I THINK, IS FOR YOU TO CONSIDER SOME KIND OF EXERCISE WHERE WE SORT THROUGH WHAT'S CRITICAL. OR MAYBE IT'S WHAT'S URGENT, WHAT'S CRITICAL AND WHAT'S IMPORTANT.

I THINK ALL OF ISSUES WE HAVE RAISED EARLIER IN THE YEAR ARE IMPORTANT IN THE LIFE OF THE COMMUNITY OR THEY WOULDN'T BE A POTENTIAL SUBJECT AT THE RETREAT AND PRIORITIZATION.

WE NEED SOME CLARITY ON WHAT YOU THINK IS MOST CRITICAL AND URGENT. AND BECAUSE I DON'T THINK WE CAN DO ALL OF THEM WELL. AND SO I THINK WE COULD PROBABLY

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PULL OFF SOME DECENT PRIORITIZATION EXERCISE THROUGH DIGITAL MEANS. I THINK THERE ARE OTHER ASPECTS OF THE ETREAT, PARTICULARLY THE THINGS WE DO ON RIDAY TO BUILD TEAM WORK AND ALL OF THAT I THINK ARE MORE CHALLENGING IN A

DIGITAL MODEL. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IF I UNDERSTAND, ASKING PEOPLE TO PUT THEIR -- TO THINK ABOUT HOW YOU WOULD LIKE TO MOVE FORWARD ON US BEING ABLE TO DO SOME SORT OF PRIORITIZATION. FORTUNATELY, WE DIDN'T HAVE A RETREAT. IF WE DID, WE WOULD HAVE HAD THE DISCUSSIONS AND IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A GOOD THING BUT IT DIDN'T HAPPEN. SO I'M JUST, YOU KNOW, I THINK WE NEED TO THINK ABOUT HOW IT IS WE CAN PRIORITIZE OR WHAT ELSE

DO YOU SUGGEST, MR. GREESON? >> M. GREESON: I JUST WANT TO EXPLORE -- I'M JUST PLANTING THE SEED AND WANT TO FOLLOW-UP WITH YOU ON WHETHER THIS IS SOMETHING YOU ANT TO ENTERTAIN.

I BELIEVE THE -- THAT WE'RE AND MR. LINDSEY CAN CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, WE'RE STILL RESTRICTED.

AND SO MOVING FROM A DIGITAL TO IN-PERSON MEETING IN ADDITION TO BEING CHALLENGING FROM A SOCIAL DISTANCING STANDPOINT, MAY ALWAYS NOT BE ALLOWED UNDER THE -- ALSO NOT BE ALLOWED UNDER THE OPENINGS MEETINGS LAW. I'M TALKING ABOUT A DIALOGUE AROUND PRIORITIES AND HONEST CONVERSATION OF WHAT WE'RE REALISTICALLIY GOING TO BE-- REALISTICALLY GOING TO BE ABLE

TO TACKLE THIS YEAR. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: IIS THAT A

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE TOPIC? >> M. GREESON: I THINK IT COULD BE. I THINK WHAT YOU DO IS YOU THEN FIGURE OUT WHAT THE REMAINDER OF THE WORK LOOKS LIKE.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: IF I COULD MAKE A SUGGESTION.

IF YOU COULD PUT TOGETHER A LIST AND DROP IT IN OUR NEXT COUNCIL PACKET, OF THE ITEMS YOU IDENTIFIED.

AND IT DOESN'T NEED TO HAVE A MEMO, JUST THE LIST. AND THEN THE NEXT COUNCIL OR NEXT COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING, COUNCIL CAN SIT DOWN AND SAY, WE'VE GOT THIS MANY COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETINGS LEFT EFORE WE START BUDGET.

WHICH ONE OF THESE MAYBE WE HAVE THREE WEEKS, THREE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE LEFT WE'LL SAY, ON THE LIST, WHAT THREE DO WE WANT TO TRY TO TACKLE AND WE SET OUR COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLES UP

AROUND THAT. >> M. GREESON: YEAH.

I MEAN, I THINK THE CHALLENGE IS SOME OF THE -- AND WHERE I THINK THEY NEED CLARITY IS SOME OF THOSE WILL BE WELL SUITED FOR THAT. UP AND DOWN POLICY ISSUES, MORE CLEAR. OTHERS MIGHT REQUIRE SIGNIFICANT STAFF WORK AND A TIME WE MAY NOT HAVE THE BANDWIDTH.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: WHEN WE'RE HAVING THE DISCUSSION ABOUT THE LIST, YOU CAN OFFER YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT WHAT OUR, TO HELP GUIDE OUR PRIORITIES. WE SAY, WE CAN'T DO THAT BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE THE STAFF AVAILABLE TO IMPLEMENT IT.

MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ONE. THERE ARE A COUPLE OF THERE THERE ARE POLICY DISCUSSIONS WE PUT OFF FOR THE RETREAT THAT WE

NEED TO ADDRESS. >> M. GREESON: YEAH.

I'M KIND OF USHING THAT. I AGREE.

WE NEED CLARITY ON SOME OF THOSE ISSUES ON WHERE YOU WANT TO HEAD WITH THEM. AND WE NEED TO HAVE AGREEMENT ON THINGS THAT MAY GET PAUSED. AND YOU WILL NOTICE THAT I USE THE WORD, PAUSED, AS OPPOSED TO NOT PURSUED AT ALL.

AND WE DON'T FEEL LIKE WE CAN MAKE THOSE DECISIONS AS STAFF UNILATERALLY, WE THINK IT'S COUNCIL'S CALL IN MANY CASES.

>> D. ROBINSON: MR. GREESON? >> M. GREESON: YES, SIR.

>> D. ROBINSON: COULD YOU, IF YOU SEND OUT A LIST OF TOPICS, IS THERE ANYWAY YOU COULD INDICATE ONE, TWO, OR THREE IN TERMS OF ESTIMATED STAFF'S HOURS THAT WILL BE REQUIRED? SO THAT WE CAN -- TO THAT TO ME, IS A HUGE FACTOR IN CONSIDERING WHAT COULD BE ADVOCATED FOR OR NOT.

CAN YOU PERHAPS DO THAT? >> M. GREESON: YEAH.

LET ME THINK OF A WAY TO DO THAT.

I MEAN, YOU COULD -- GRADE THEM ALMOST.

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RIGHT? SIMPLE.

>> D. ROBINSON: THAT'S BE APPRECIATED.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. ANY OTHER COMMENTS? VERY GOOD IDEAS THERE. ANY OTHER THOUGHTS OR COMMENTS? MR. GREESON, ANYTHING ELSE YOU NEED TO REPORT?

[6. Reports of Council Members]

>> M. GREESON: NOT AT THIS TIME. REPORTS OF COUNCILMEMBERS, MR.

BUCHER? >> P. BUCHER: NOTHING FURTHER

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MS. KOW ALCZYK.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: JUST HAT I APPRECIATE ALL OF THE THOUGHTFUL DISCUSSION AND CONSIDERATION OF THE RESOLUTION TONIGHT.

I THINK WE DID A GREAT JOB. AND COMING TOGETHER ON A STATEMENT. AND ALSO, IT WAS VERY CLEAR THAT I THINK WE ALL AGREE THAT WE ARE COMMITTING TO ACT.

AND I THINK THAT'S THE OST IMPORTANT THING OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS TO HEAR RIGHT NOW. SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. MR. SMITH.

>> D. SMITH: NOTHING FOR ME. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. MR. MEYERS.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: IF I COULD, IF YOU COULD INDULGE ME FOR A MOMENT TO WAX PHILOSOPHICALLY. I ECHO MS. KOWALCZYK'S COMMENTS.

BUT I WAS STRUGGLING WITH ALL THE DRAFTS WE HAD.

AND JUST HOW I SHOULD ADDRESS THIS.

AND AS WHAT HAPPENS A LOT OF TIMES WHEN I HAVE THESE DECISIONS, UNDAY MORNING I JUMPED ON MY MOTORCYCLE.

AND TOOK OFF. I DO MY BEST THINKING IN THE COUNTRY. IEST ON A PRETTY TWISTY ROAD AND REMINDED WHEN COMING UP ON A CURVE ON A MOTORCYCLE, SO DIFFERENT IN A CAR. THE LAST THING YOU WANT TO DO IS LOOK DOWN AT THE YELLOW STRIPE NEXT TO YOU.

YOU WANT TO LOOK THROUGH THE CURVE TO WHERE YOU ARE GOING TO GO. IT ALWAYS MYSTIFIES ME, I GO WHERE MY EYES POINT WHEN I RIDE MY BIKE, SAME WHEN I DRIVE A CAR. I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE AS COUNCIL SET OUR EYES DOWN THE ROAD ON THE ISSUE OF RACIAL EQUALITY AND THAT WE'RE WILLING TO DO THE WORK, OLL UP OUR SLEEVES AND BE INTROSPECTIVE. BECAUSE THERE ARE ISSUES IN OUR COMMUNITY THAT WE REALLY NEED TO ADDRESS AND IT IS NOT GOING TO BE EASY AND IT'S NOT GOING TO BE FAST.

AND I JUST WANT TO MAKE CERTAIN WE'RE ALL COMMITTED TO THAT.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE. THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. MS. DOROTHY.

>> R. DOROTHY: I HAVE NOTHING. THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: AND MR. >> D. ROBINSON: I'M STILL PONDERING SCOTT'S WAXING PHILOSOPHY.

WHICH I VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. MR. MEYERS, THAT'S YOUR VERSION OF WAYNE GRESKY SKATING TO WHERE THE PUCK WILL BE.

I LIKE THAT. THAT'S GREAT.

I TOO, TRULY ENJOYED THIS EVENING.

AND FEEL GRATEFUL TO EVERYONE FOR THE COOPERATIVE SPIRIT THAT WE ALL BROUGHT TO THIS ENTERPRISE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NOTHING ELSE, MADAM PRESIDENT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: AND I WANT TO JOIN IN AND ALSO THANKING EVERYBODY FOR ALL THE HARD WORK, THE TIME, AND ALSO YOUR CAREFUL THOUGHTS ABOUT OUR CITY, ITS FUTURE AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO MAKE WORTHINGTON AN EVEN BETTER PLACE THAN IT ALREADY IS.

AND WE ALREADY THINK IT'S PRETTY DARN GREAT BUT IT HAS ITS MINUTES AND MOVEMENTS AND EVERYTHING CAN BE IMPROVED.

AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO ALL OF US WORKING TOGETHER ON FIGURING OUT HOW TO CARE OUT AN ACTION PLAN BASED ON THE RESOLUTION WE WILL PASS NEXT WEEK.

SO IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE TO BE BROUGHT BEFORE COUNCIL? IF NOT, MR. BUCHER, MOVES FOR ADJOURNMENT, SECONDED BY MS. KOWALCZYK. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY .

ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN., GOOD NIGHT, EVERYBODY, AND THANKS AGAIN.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.