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Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024
10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. EST

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Edited and summarized by the Detroit - MI Documenters Team

Note-taking by Afua Osei-Bonsu

Commissioner Irma Clark-Coleman is commended on a wonderful Black History Month presentation. Commissioners approve a resolution supporting water affordability bills in the Michigan Senate.

Live reporting by Amber Umscheid

Commissioner Irma Clark-Coleman is commended on a wonderful Black History Month presentation. Commissioners approve a resolution supporting water affordability bills in the Michigan Senate.

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More information about the commission and details of past meetings can be found on Wayne County's website >>
waynecounty.com/elected/commisÔÇŽ
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The first page of today's agenda for the Full Commission is below. It is followed by several pages of committee report notes, notice of upcoming meetings, several certificates of appreciation and ends with public comment.
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Check out our live tweets of the January 18th meeting
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We are on Zoom and waiting for the meeting to get started. There are 25 folks online for this meeting today.
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Looks like we are having sound issues again this week...
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We have sound! The meeting was called to order at 10:07am. All members are present.
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They opened with the pledge of allegiance followed by prayer.
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Report from the chair - condolences are given for the loss of a staff member.
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Moved by Commissioner Marecki and support by Commissioner McCormcik. The motion carried.
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Commissioner Clark Coleman begins a presentation for Black History Month with song and an interpretation.
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There are some beautiful song and performances happening that we are not able to see on Zoom.
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The Black History Presentation has concluded and we are moving forward on the agenda.
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-Audit report has been received and filed.
-Gov Operations report has been received and filed.
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-Eco Dev report has been received and filed.
-Eco Dev has approved appointment of Erin Kelly (of Detroit) to the position of Director of the Sustainability and Innovation Division.
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-Committee on Public Services has 7 items. Commissioner Kileen inquired about schedule on tree services and was told it would be shared soon.
All items passed.
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-Ways and Means Committee has 17 items. Commissioner Kileen asked about numbers in #17, Mr. Widigan, CDFO shared that this is best practices to maintain balanced fund levels.
Items 2-17 have carried.
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Discussion around item #1. Remarks were read from Stephanie Chang in support of this item.
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Commissioner Marecki has "a bunch of issues with this bill" but lifted up the admin fee as the biggest. Commissioner McCormick asked actual cost to run program. It was shared that it is 3% of $60m and not to exceed 15%.
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Motion was carried and passed by majority vote.
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Appointment of the Committee Health and Human Services Chair, Commissioner Marth Scott to the HeathChoice of Michigan Board of Trustees was approved.
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A 27-month MOU between Charter County of Wayne and Michigan Dept of Attorney General for $7m to reduce backlog of criminal gun cases was approved.
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Tablet purchase and phone contract for implementation in Juvenile Detention Facility, costs will be carried by the county with funding reimbursable by Child Care Fund.
Moved and Approved.
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Seeking approval for two year food services for adult jails and juvenile facilities with Summit Food Services, LLC.
Motioned carried.
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This will provide a community based outreach strategy to raise education about hypertension and linking residents to care. Motion carries.
Learn more about Detroit Association of Black Organizations, Inc >>
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­čĺÉhonoring Alexander Timothy Proctor for achieving rank of Eagle Scout Troop 1736
­čĺÉhonoring Assured Family Services for dedication to supporting families and environment
­čĺÉhonoring Rev Solomon Kinloch Jr for receiving the Human Touch Award
­čĺÉhonoring Gil Flowers on retirement
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Memoriams for Honorable Alonzo W. Bates, Bill Lattimore, and Dr. Sonnora Johnson-Reed. Condolences given to all families and friends.
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­čÜĘMoving to public comment --
Sound was cut off for first commenter so we cannot hear. Would love to know what was said!
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sound back on--
comments about how a recent vacancy was handled.
no other public commenters.
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Remarks by members kick off with acknowledgement of February birthdays including three shout outs.
Next Meeting is February 15th 10am and all are requested to wear red as it is "heart month" and a picture will be taken.
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Kudos were given for the Black History presentation. Commissioner Baydoun speaks about the genocide in Gaza and asks folks to reflect on global struggles and shared history. "Our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of Palestine".
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The Wayne County Commission and its employees are the legislative branch of county government. The chief role of the commission is to adopt a budget and enact ordinances. The commission also approves contracts, appointments and rules. The money is spent and ordinances are enforced through the administrative branch. The $1.5 billion budget runs the county operations that serve the more than 1.8 million people living in Wayne County.

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