Agenda for the Thursday, December 5 Meeting of Wilmington City Council
Posted on 12/04/2013 11:38 am
Wilmington City Council President Theo Gregory, on behalf of all Members of Council, invites citizens to attend the next meeting of City Council which will be held Thursday, December 5, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the first floor of the Louis L. Redding City/County Building.
Citizens who are unable to attend are invited to view the meeting live or on replay on WITN, Channel 22 on the Comcast system, or online live or anytime at WITN22.org.
City Council’s agenda includes a synopsis or summary immediately following the formal listing of each Ordinance or Resolution so citizens are better able to understand and follow the proceedings of Council. You can view and download a complete copy of any Council Ordinance or Resolution by visiting the City’s website at www.WilmingtonDE.gov/government/ccagenda.
The agenda for the December 5 meeting is as follows, beginning with the name of the sponsoring Council Member:
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 35 of the City Code Regarding the Wilmington Civil Rights Commission (1st & 2nd Reading)
Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the reestablishment of the Wilmington Civil Rights Commission for the purpose of securing freedom from discrimination for all individuals within Wilmington because of age, color, creed, mental or physical disability, familial status, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, marital status, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation. The anti-discrimination process would cover areas such as employment, housing, public accommodation, education, and credit.
A Resolution Approving the Second Amendment to License Agreement between the City of Wilmington and New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC to Permit Cingular to Continue to Operate and Maintain Communications Equipment at the City-owned Water Tower Located at 200 Presidential Drive
Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be authorizing the City to amend an existing agreement that permits Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC to operate and maintain communications equipment at the City-owned water tower at 200 Presidential Drive in Greenville. The term of the amendment is for five years beginning August 9, 2012, with one additional extension period of five years. Cingular Wireless is paying the City $1,800 per month or $21,600 for the first year of the agreement. The monthly payment to the City will increase annually by 3%.
A Resolution to Request the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to Examine the City of Wilmington’s Surge in Gun Violence Among Young African American Males
Synopsis: This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. If approved, Council would be supporting a request that the Federal Department of Health and Human Services, through its Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), study an increase in gun violence among African American males in Wilmington. The Resolution focuses on the recent surge in gun violence and its disproportionate impact in Wilmington particularly among young African American males, according to statistics from the Delaware Criminal Justice Council Shooting Study of 2012. The study further states the adverse effects of shootings and violence such as desensitization of violence, post-traumatic stress, anger and the continuing cycle of violence. Given the CDC’s charge to protect America from health and safety threats and increase the health security of our nation, this Resolution is requesting the CDC to examine and respond to a crisis/pandemic of gun violence throughout the City of Wilmington.