MARCH 24, 2022, 4:00 p.m. - WORKSHOP and CITY MANAGER'S BRIEFING
OF THE MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
The work session and City Manager’s briefing was held at 4:03 p.m. Mayor Johnson recognized Alderman Purtee to offer an invocation.
PRESENT: Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, Presiding
Alderwoman Kesha Gibson-Carter, At-Large, Post 1, Chairman
Alderwoman Alicia Miller Blakely, At-Large, Post 2
Alderwoman Bernetta B. Lanier, District 1
Alderman Detric Leggett, District 2
Alderwoman Linda Wilder-Bryan, District 3
Alderman Nick Palumbo, District 4, Vice-Chairman
Alderwoman Dr. Estella Edwards Shabazz, District 5, Mayor Pro-Tem
Alderman Kurtis Purtee, District 6
City Manager Joseph A. Melder
Chief of Staff Daphanie Williams
City Attorney Bates Lovett
Clerk of Council Mark Massey
Deputy Clerk of Council Margaret Fox
|Workshop Agenda Items|
|1. Housing Authority of Savannah Update|
|2022 HAS Workshop with City Council.pptx|
HEARD after Item #2.
Mayor Johnson gave a synopsis of the affordable housing challenges in the City and discussed the recent efforts to alleviate some of the housing shortage issues. City Manager Melder introduced Executive Director Earline Davis of the Housing Authority of Savannah (HAS) to give the presentation on housing updates.
Following the presentation, there were discussions, some in question format others in discussion form. Ms. Davis answered Council Members questions and/or concerns:
Mayor Johnson thanked Ms. Davis for the presentation. He asked Ms. Davis to provide Council Members with contact information of Resident Managers at each development to address residents concerns/complaints. He asked Council Members with questions to speak with Ms. Davis at the close of the meeting if they had any further questions.
Mayor Johnson will keep updated on the decisions of Yamacraw Village. He believes people need and deserve equitable housing and Yamacraw is sub-standard housing. The City and the Housing Authority of Savannah need and will do a better job of offering housing to residents.
Alderwoman Miller Blakely stated if Yamacraw was maintained, it would be equitable.
Mayor Johnson thanked Ms. Davis.
The PowerPoint presentation is available and on file in the Clerk of Council's office.
|2. Discussion Regarding Board Appointments|
|Available Appointments to Boards-2021_as of 03-18-2022.pdf|
HEARD before Item #1.
PRESENTED by Mayor Johnson. Only the Historic District Board of Review (HDBR) and Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) listings were considered.
Members of Council reviewed both lists and made recommendations for reappointment or appointment to each Board/Commission. The designated candidates will be placed on the regular meeting agenda for approval.
Mayor Johnson adjourned the Workshop at 5:41 p.m.
A video recording of the workshop can be found by copying and inserting the link below in your url:
Mark Massey, Clerk of Council
Date Minutes Approved: April 14, 2022