SEPTEMBER 23, 2021, 4:00 p.m. - WORKSHOP and CITY MANAGER'S BRIEFING
OF THE MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the regular meeting of the City Council was held at 4:02 p.m., via Zoom video communications. Mayor Johnson recognized Mayor Pro-Tem Dr. Shabazz to offer 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
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
City Attorney Bates Lovett
Clerk of Council Mark Massey
|Workshop Agenda Items|
|1. City Manager's 90-Day Action Plan|
|Exhibit 1: 90 Day Plan - City Manager Joseph A Melder.pptx|
Mayor Johnson welcomed and introduced the new City Manager Jay Melder to Savannah. Mr. Melder thanked Mayor, Council, Clerk of Council and the City Attorney for their support and proceeded to the slide presentation outlining his 90 Day Plan.
Following the presentation, there was a discussion which included questions and answers.
|2. Presentation of the Savannah Housing Action Plan|
Mayor Johnson gave an outline of the Housing Task Force and the importance of having the Task Force to address the housing challenges in Savannah. He introduced Ms. Brynn Grant and Mr. Israel Small, co-chairs of the Savannah Housing Task Force, and Martin Fretty, Housing & Neighborhood Services Director for the presentation on the Housing Savannah Action Plan.
Following the presentation, below are some of, but not all discussion items with input from all participants:
Mayor Johnson thanked Marty Fretty and the entire Savannah Housing Task Force who worked tirelessly for no payments. He will put the Housing Savannah Action Plan on the agenda in two weeks for Council approval. He is asking for the support of Council Members.
Mayor Johnson adjourned the Workshop at 6:01 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: October 14, 2021