Daytona Beach commissioners had no problem signing multiple projects on July 7th.
The Commissioners approved a one-year commercial lease between the city and the LPGA Foundation Inc. for the Florida Tennis Center office beginning July 1, with two one-year renewal options.
The foundation operates the girls’ gold program, leadership academies, women’s golf tournaments, and the LPGA Amateur Golf Association. The lease includes 4,000 square feet of commercial space abandoned by the Florida Section tennis association, and the city receives a total of $ 196,748.
The commission also initially approved plans for a development code-named Project Zeta.
The large-scale Comprehensive Plan Change will change future land use for 5.3 acres of Level 1 residential buildings, 10.9 acres of Level 2 residential buildings, and 7.0 acres of office transition to mixed use for a total of 23.2 acres.
The plan limits the cultivation area to a maximum of 95,000 square meters of non-residential development and the residential density to a maximum of 300 multi-family or 100 terraced house units. The property is located approximately 2,500 feet northeast of the intersection of West International Speedway and LPGA Boulevards.
In addition, the commission initially approved a reallocation of the project to Planned Development – General, in order to enable a mix of uses, including residential, commercial and office as well as compensation storage. The property is currently empty and undeveloped.
Also at the July 7th meeting, Chief of Police Jakari Young made some poignant statements assuring the commissioners and those present that Officer Jason Raynor has made some improvements.
“I want to thank you all for your support over the past few weeks,” said Chief Young. “You were all there; Many of you showed up at the hospital. They were there within minutes of the incident (shooting incident). It was not only noticed by me, but by the men and women in the department. It made us all feel good to see how the city as a whole has rallied around us. “
Regarding the boss’s comments, Commissioner Aaron Delgado said: “I think we are on the verge of a crisis in the morale of our emergency personnel, particularly law enforcement, given what has happened. You have the truck meet, then you have this shoot, which is probably the first time something like this has happened in several decades. I only know from conversations with various unnamed police officers that it was a very difficult time for them. The turnover rate is alarmingly high. As far as I know, we are struggling to attract and retain some of the new recruits or to bring the top people here. “
He added: “The next time we talk and negotiate about the budget and pay of our officers and first responders, the first thing we need to keep in mind is that. I think we need to be very careful about what we need to do to keep our talent here, recruit top talent to keep us safe, and maintain our investment in the men and women who work for the city. “
Chief Young mentioned that on August 4th at the Master’s Domain Church of God in Christ at 511 Fremont Ave. in Daytona Beach, an Operation Safe Surrender will take place. It will allow people with minor charges, arrest warrants, etc. to self-surrender the same day and visit a judge over skype to resolve most issues.