April 15, 2019 City Council Special Meeting

Savannah City Government



April 15, 2019 – 6:00 p.m.

The Special Called Meeting of Council was held at 6:00 p.m. in the second floor Media Room of City Hall for the purpose of considering appointment of an Interim City Manager and to continue the SPLOST VII discussion.

PRESENT: Mayor Eddie DeLoach, Presiding

Aldermen: Carol Bell, Julian Miller, Brian Foster, Bill Durrence, John Hall, Van Johnson, II, Tony Thomas, Estella Shabazz (via phone)

Rob Hernandez, City Manager

Jen Herman, Interim City Attorney

Bret Bell, Assistant to the City Manager

William Shearouse, Assistant City Attorney

The meeting was called to order at 6:02 p.m.

Special Meeting Agenda Items
1. Executive Session: Personnel

Upon motion of Alderman Miller, seconded by Alderwoman Bell, and unanimously carried, Council went into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing Personnel. The motion carried with Aldermen Johnson and Shabazz not voting. 

Upon completion of this session, a motion was made to come out of Executive Session by Alderman Miller, seconded by Alderman Durrence, and unanimously carried.

The Executive Session began at 6:06 p.m. and ended at 6:47 p.m.



2. SPLOST VII Project List Discussion

Daphanie Williams and the City Manager led a review of various projects within Tier 1 of the City Manager’s recommendations. One-by-one, they solicited input from the City Council on each project.

At the end of the discussion, Mayor DeLoach distributed a list of projects totaling $225,000,000, and requested the Council to advise him of what minor adjustments could be made to gain their support of the full list.

Mayor DeLoach took a straw poll among his colleagues to gain a consensus, and he asked staff if they had the direction needed to prepare a final list. The list will be developed for submission to the County, in anticipation of a meeting between both parties to be held on May 6, 2019.

Alderman Johnson requested staff to provide a breakdown by district of the Mayor’s list.

There being no further business, Mayor DeLoach adjourned the Special Called Meeting at 8:18 p.m.

The video recording of the Special Called Meeting can be found by copying and pasting the below link in your url:


Mark Massey, Clerk of Council
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