SAVANNAH CITY GOVERNMENT
COUNCIL WORK SESSION & CITY MANAGER'S BRIEFING
MAY 27, 2021 – 4:00 p.m.
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the City Council Work Session and City Manager’s Briefing was held via Zoom video communications at 4:00 p.m. Alderman Palumbo offered the 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
Alderman Nick Palumbo, District 4, Vice-Chairman
Alderwoman Dr. Estella Edwards Shabazz, District 5, Mayor Pro-Tem
Alderman Kurtis Purtee, District 6
Alderwoman Linda Wilder-Bryan, District 3
Acting City Manager Michael B. Brown
Assistant City Manager Heath Lloyd
City Attorney Bates Lovett
Clerk of Council Mark Massey
|Workshop Agenda Items
|1. Chatham County - Savannah Comprehensive Plan Update
Acting City Manager Brown introduced Assistant City Manager Heath Lloyd, MPC Executive Director Melanie Wilson and Advanced Planning and Special Projects Representative Jackie Jackson for the presentation.
Ms. Wilson and Ms. Jackson presented the PowerPoint presentation with contributions by Assistant City Manager Heath Lloyd and Director of Planning & Urban Design Bridget Lidy.
Following the presentation, there were discussions and questions by Mayor and Council Members, answered by Ms. Wilson, Mr. Lloyd, Mr. Brown and Ms. Lidy. Some questions and discussions included but were not limited to the following:
Alderwoman Miller Blakely requested a copy of today's presentation for Council Members.
Mr. Brown will send extensive information to Council Members on how impact fees work.
|2. Arena Update
Acting City Manager Brown, Economic Development Business Opportunity Manager MarRonde Lumpkin-Lotson and Coastal Workforce Services Interim Director Sheron Morgan presented the PowerPoint slide presentation. Also contributing, Assistant City Manager Heath Lloyd and Director of Planning & Urban Design Bridget Lidy.
Following the presentation, there were questions and discussions by Mayor and Council Members, answered by Ms. Lumpkin-Lotson, Ms. Morgan, and Mr. Brown. Some questions and discussions included but were not limited to the following:
Mayor Johnson advised a more detailed report was given to Council Members by Mr. Brown pertaining to the Arena project, earlier in the week.
Alderwoman Miller Blakely requested a copy of the DBE/MWBE list.
Mayor Johnson adjourned the work session at 6:06 p.m.
The audio recordings of the work sessions can be found by copying and inserting the below links in your url:
Mark Massey, Clerk of Council
Date Minutes Approved: June 10, 2021