Community Meeting 1
Community Meeting #1 Transcribed Chat

Chat Transcript from Community Meeting #1

16:30:29 From  Erin Johnson   to   Sheryl Trent(Direct Message) : Recording
16:34:55 From  Sheryl Trent : Sheryl Trent
16:34:57 From  Tracy Lautomne : Tracy Lautomne
16:34:57 From  City Clerk : Leslie May
16:34:58 From  Denise Campbell : Denise Campbell
16:34:58 From  Todd : Todd McDaniel
16:34:58 From  Bernadette Hughes : Bernadette Hughes - welcome everyone!!!!
16:34:59 From  Desiree Casanova : Desiree Casanova here, hello all :)
16:35:00 From  Sheila Rose : Hi from Sheila Rose
16:35:01 From  Sandra Welch : Sandra Welch
16:35:01 From  Karen Matroni : Karen Matroni
16:35:02 From  Jeff Gary : Jeff Gary
16:35:02 From  Heath Gordon : Heath Gordon
16:35:03 From  Susan Steinhauser : Susan Steinhauser
16:35:03 From  Amy Edwards : Amy Edwards
16:35:03 From  Danielle DeBarros : Danielle DeBarros
16:35:04 From  Cindy Brief : Cindy Brief - Happy to be here!
16:35:05 From  L. Felser : Laura Felser
16:35:06 From  kisha holland : Kisha Holland
16:35:06 From  Nadir Rodrigues : Nadir Rodrigues
16:35:07 From  Ernesto Figueroa : Ernesto Figueroa
16:35:07 From  Becky Tooley : Becky Tooley
16:35:10 From  Esther Kertzman : Esther Kertzman
16:35:12 From  Jamie Redmond : Jamie Redmond
16:35:12 From  Ron Aronson : Lisa and Ron Aronson
16:35:14 From  Peta-Gay Lake : Peta-Gay Lake
16:35:14 From  Lee and Mike Temares : Lee and Mike Temares
16:35:17 From  Francisco Porras : Francisco Porras
16:35:19 From  Michael Levine : Michael Levine
16:35:20 From  Kojo Bacot : Kojo
16:35:20 From  Joshua Rydell : Vice Mayor Joshua Rydell (Cell 954-856-8015)
16:35:20 From  Carissa Gehring : Carissa Gehring
16:35:27 From  Terrill Pyburn : Terrill Pyburn
16:35:27 From  Jackie Railey : Jackie Railey
16:35:30 From  Randy Johnson : Randy Johnson
16:35:32 From  Mikkie belvedere : mikkie Belvedere
16:35:37 From  Peggy Lackner : Peg Lackner
16:35:42 From  Jean Dupuis : Jean Dupuis
16:35:50 From  Francisco Porras : Eric rupert
16:36:08 From  Maureen Steinlein : Maureen Steinlein
16:36:13 From  Barbara Shapiro : Barbara Shapiro
16:42:08 From  Richard Greger : Richard Greger
16:44:33 From  Wayne Tobey : Wayne Tobey
16:44:33 From  Amanda Fishman : Amanda Fishman
16:44:36 From  Colleen LaPlant : Hi from Colleen LaPlant
16:51:45 From  Nadir Rodrigues : I am so glad my top three match with the top three from my neighbors.  We got this!
17:07:02 From  Mikkie belvedere : safe, green, no plastic use, friendly.
17:07:03 From  Erin Johnson : What does Coconut Creek look like in 2030? How does it feel?
17:07:40 From  Jean Dupuis : I see safety, cleanliness, greenery, peaceful, people walking not running to something.
17:07:44 From  Greg Gayle : 1. A safe, dynamic, and welcoming community. 2) The city will remain a destination location for families, businesses, and visitors. 3) It will continue to be a well run city.
17:07:53 From  City Clerk : A city with a safe, vibrant downtown area.
17:07:57 From  Lauren Linville : Still that small town feel, more mix used space, modern but homey, safe/welcoming, open green space, community garden, more art/culture, more green/modern development.
17:08:17 From  Denise Campbell : A community that is inclusive, welcoming, beautiful, modern homes, with parks, small businesses and great education.
17:08:42 From  Mikkie belvedere : neighborly
17:08:44 From  Amanda Fishman : Coconut Creek is vibrant with young families. Continued green spaces with the ability to walk to amenities such as grocery, movies, shopping restaurants.
17:08:46 From  Greg Gayle : Dynamic, welcoming, family friendly
17:08:54 From  City Clerk : friendly, welcoming
17:09:01 From  Jean Dupuis : pleasant, inviting.
17:09:03 From  Lauren Linville : inviting … We want everyone (all ages/diversity) to feel welcomed
17:09:28 From  Scott Stoudenmire : The MainStreet area will certainly have some new residential development (townhomes, condos, multi-family).  Perhaps a hotel next to the Casino. More active but still very desirable.
17:09:42 From  Greg Gayle : Well managed and financially secure city
17:09:50 From  Lauren Linville : 2nd greg
17:10:55 From  Francisco Porras : Green, welcoming, friendly, safe, places to walk and enjoy outdoors, active, city events
17:10:59 From  Jean Dupuis : single family
17:11:02 From  Mikkie belvedere : low buildings
17:11:11 From  Greg Gayle : Right sized housing options. We cannot be over developed.
17:11:24 From  City Clerk : green initiatives in housing such as solar powered
17:11:26 From  Lauren Linville : We have a lot of apt/condos … too many at this point. I'd like to see redevelopment of older spaces. Single family.
17:18:02 From  Lauren Linville : jealousy lol
17:18:08 From  City Clerk : That they wished that they lived here.
17:19:18 From  Mikkie belvedere : art, shopping, music and museum
17:28:23 From  City Clerk : Yes, our Director of Community Relations organizes it and is very good about notifying the community of the dates of the academy.
17:35:40 From  Tracy Lautomne : great group
17:38:06 From  Anthony Ruiz : BRING BACK LIVE THEARTERS
17:39:41 From  Erin Johnson   to   Sheryl Trent(Direct Message) : I'm not able to assign you to the breakout room #4 for the next round as you're the host. Can you jump into that one when we do the next round?
17:41:00 From  Erin Johnson : 10 mins. break, see you at 7:50PM!
17:41:04 From  Sheryl Trent   to   Erin Johnson(Direct Message) : Please send to Alece the themes via chat
17:43:39 From  Erin Johnson   to   ALECE BIRNBACH(Direct Message) : What does Coconut Creek look like in 2030? What do you see in the city that you don't see today? How does it feel to live here? Themes: Safe, Clean, Sustainable (green initiatives and incentivizing businesses and residents), Not being over-developed and managing growth, public transportation, and keeping the police department within Coconut Creek
17:43:41 From  Sheryl Trent   to   Erin Johnson(Direct Message) : Then put your entire notes into chat, with the question on top
17:46:03 From  Erin Johnson : What does Coconut Creek look like in 2030? What will you see in the city that you do not see now? How does it feel?
• Safe – Keeping the police department within Coconut Creek
• Clean and sustainable green initiatives-incentivize businesses and even residents
• Modern development
• Well-managed financially secure
• Well-run city and financially secure
• Not being over developed (redevelopment focus), manage the growth
• Public transportation options
• 10 years own police force for the town (possible thoughts of merging)
• Land fill that is closed and not active
• City Engagement via Citizen’s Academy
17:46:23 From  Sheryl Trent : Transportation
Roadways are well maintained
Self driving cars
Traffic flows smoothly
Electric vehicle chargers
Expensive
Creating one downtown where we draw everybody, create 3 downtowns, connect them with aerial transportation or electric transportation.  Multi modal – other means
Solar panels on busses
No longer hear the turnpike (sound barriers for quiet)
Electric pad sensors at areas to trigger to bring transportation (on demand)
Solar charging stations
Ride bicycle to the beach
A roadway system that has a smart grid that is intelligent, understands patterns and times, amount of traffic, won’t have to wait, pedestrians don’t have to wait .  Functions more reliably and efficiently
Driverless cars available for rent, need more drop off/pickup spaces but less parking, people won’t own as many cars.
In 2030 there would be a way to get to the ocean safely on bicycle (we can dream, yes?)
From N – S on Lyons Road will have lights that are triggered to get there without stopping.
6 – 8 foot walkways N – S and E
17:46:25 From  Zach Ratkai : Room 3:
What kinds of shopping are in the City?


Multicultural markets
More restaurants in the south end
Everything is in needed in the south end
Will there be a change in shopping due to Amazon? Would we have to invest in shopping buildings?
The Promenade has lost businesses. Would be nice to see the promenade occupied and happening.
Enhance what we have
More secure shopping atmosphere (fewer thefts)
We need shops that the local community will support.
Shops that provide services, activities for youth
Cocofest… we need to bring this back. Incorporate a festival into the history of Coconut Creek
Shops need longer hours
Need a vision for the area around the casino. “Entertainment District”
17:46:31 From  Bernadette Hughes : In 2030, what will you do for fun?
Enjoy special events, farmers market, parks, biking,
From Nadir Rodrigues to Everyone:  07:06 PM
Sorry about that.  Technical difficulties..  I am trying to fix it
From Me to Everyone:  07:06 PM
ok thank you!  chat if you want
From Amy Edwards to Everyone:  07:07 PM
An amphitheater or a music venue
From Danielle DeBarros to Everyone:  07:07 PM
Community events for the residents.  Outside in the parks
From Me to Everyone:  07:07 PM
more cultural events
civic centers, activity centers - low cost for residents
From Jamie Redmond to Everyone:  07:07 PM
more bike and walking trails...connecting existing parks.  a greenery.
From L. Felser to Everyone:  07:08 PM
more outdoor eateries with live music, water activities for kids
From Jamie Redmond to Everyone:  07:08 PM
greenway
From Amy Edwards to Everyone:  07:08 PM
Civic center or teen center
From Me to Everyone:  07:08 PM
water activities for kids, aquatic for kids
another water activities
From Nadir Rodrigues to Everyone:  07:09
17:46:34 From  Zach Ratkai : Room 3:
Where will we eat – what kinds of restaurants? Where will those restaurants be?


More diverse food options
More independent/local options
MORE in the south end
Casual restaurant (quick casual)
Diversity
Increased variety
Good breakfast restaurants,
City should be less restrictive on signage
Cracker Barrel, First Watch
More options for walk-up or curbside options
Outdoor seating cafes
Sidewalk eating
The south end needs more, this is a long city
More outdoor seating and wide sidewalks for walkers around restaurants
More multicultural food
17:46:37 From  Sheryl Trent : Electric busses or rail system (in a central location)
Rooftop parks in the downtown area

Parks and Open Space
Music venue
They're educational wish kiosks about various sustainability issues
From Wayne Tobey to Everyone:  05:19 PM
Roof top parks
Interactive parks
bee apiary
I see 2030 the city would own more land to allow open areas for community involvement and venues.
Community gardens
Amphitheater
In our green areas I would like to see colorful signs, not the brown ones
Open air shelter Large 175'x240'
lap pools
Have one park be a sustainability lab
bike rentals at parks
Open water park
tech interactive parks

Safety
Reduce our road patrol police force and increase the police detectives.  This would significantly reduce high crimes.
Water safety
Video cameras throughout city

Events
Parade for the City during special events
17:47:14 From  Bernadette Hughes : I would like to have more eatery options.   Would like to see the Promenade with stores that attract us perhaps less clothing stores and more fun with food stores
From Me to Everyone:  07:09 PM
food halls - gathering spaces where people can go and hang out.  food entertainment people watching
From Nadir Rodrigues to Everyone:  07:09 PM
Absolutely preserve our green spaces
From Danielle DeBarros to Everyone:  07:10 PM
More areas like the Promenade, with an ampitheater. Kind of like Mizner Park
From Me to Everyone:  07:10 PM
more of a family town - rec center, teen night, things for young people to do
From Nadir Rodrigues to Everyone:  07:11 PM
cultural and arts… absolutely!
From Me to Everyone:  07:11 PM
intellectual activities, artistic activities for kids
From Jamie Redmond to Everyone:  07:11 PM
at promenade and in other commercial plazas there are many vacant store fronts..
From Nadir Rodrigues to Everyone:  07:11 PM
Wishful list… less traffic on Lyons Road
From Me to Everyone:  07:12 PM
17:47:26 From  Erin Johnson   to   Sheryl Trent(Direct Message) : Did you see my message about the breakout assignment for your room?
17:47:37 From  Bernadette Hughes : bars with fun things going on - themes, live music
From Danielle DeBarros to Everyone:  07:12 PM
Definitely live music!
From Jamie Redmond to Everyone:  07:12 PM
pub crawl nights?
From Nadir Rodrigues to Everyone:  07:14 PM
We have our Promenade… it is just a matter of bringing in more events, festivals, fairs, live music, more bars and restaurantes
From Me to Everyone:  07:16 PM
Fun activities geared towards areas of the city (but open to everyone)
outdoor events, music, for families - regular schedule of events
From Danielle DeBarros to Everyone:  07:16 PM
I agree!
From Me to Everyone:  07:16 PM
focus on coconut creek residents
From Nadir Rodrigues to Everyone:  07:16 PM
Agreed!
From Me to Everyone:  07:18 PM
teen activities, family activities, young adult activities, adult activities - focus on ages/generations
From Jamie Redmond to Everyone:  07:19 PM
multicultural events
we have a jazz Festival?
farmers market is great!
cool! thanks
17:47:54 From  Bernadette Hughes : From Nadir Rodrigues to Everyone:  07:19 PM
We used to attend any and all events, in parks, rec center and Community Center…. after the kids are all gone to college we have been more homebound  But Coconut Creek puts together awesome events and activities already.
From Danielle DeBarros to Everyone:  07:20 PM
Trivia
World of Beer does it, just sayin
From Nadir Rodrigues to Everyone:  07:21 PM
Just like in a cruise…
From Amy Edwards to Everyone:  07:21 PM
Top golf or axe throwing
From L. Felser to Everyone:  07:21 PM
adventure park
From Me to Everyone:  07:22 PM
dave and busters
more restaurants
From Nadir Rodrigues to Everyone:  07:23 PM
Currently, we are regular at Promenade, Bar Louie and World of Beer.  More of those places get my vote.
From Jamie Redmond to Everyone:  07:23 PM
agree...more restaurants...lots of vacant store fronts
From Nadir Rodrigues to Everyone:  07:24 PM
not only the store fronts are vacant, the stores are empty.  We need to attract business that will call our attention to go shopping
17:48:12 From  Bernadette Hughes : shopping  I hope less clothing
From Amy Edwards to Everyone:  07:24 PM
Sporting goods store
From Karen Brooks to Everyone:  07:24 PM
Commissioner Sandy is not in a chat room.  She can join mine.
From Me to Karen Brooks:  (Direct Message) 07:25 PM
working on it
From Nadir Rodrigues to Everyone:  07:25 PM
Learning Express, Pizzaz, Gymboree, all great stores for kids are gone.  That is why I say less clothing but other interesting stores
From Jamie Redmond to Everyone:  07:25 PM
not just promenade.  publix Plaza on Coconut Creek Parkway is half empty
From Me to Everyone:  07:26 PM
pop up stores
activities for kids - how to get the kids there?
From Nadir Rodrigues to Everyone:  07:26 PM
More frequent community buses...
From Jamie Redmond to Everyone:  07:26 PM
large free standing restaurant has been vacant for years
From Me to Everyone:  07:27 PM
more late night transportation
particularly in the mainstreet area
From Jamie Redmond to Everyone:  07:28 PM
how can the city promote businesses to fill these vacancies?
17:48:21 From  Bernadette Hughes : From Nadir Rodrigues to Everyone:  07:28 PM
More parking spaces at Promenade
17:48:32 From  Sheryl Trent   to   Erin Johnson(Direct Message) : Yep, got it
17:48:51 From  Erin Johnson   to   Sheryl Trent(Direct Message) : Breakout rooms are all set to go.
17:49:18 From  Lee and Mike Temares : They have the bikes in NY-City Bikes.
17:50:05 From  Lee and Mike Temares : We would like to see religious hubs with all denominations,
17:50:31 From  Anthony Ruiz : Coconut Creek
What kinds of jobs are here in 2030?  (Prompt: manufacturing, light industrial, professional, technical)
From Jackie Railey to Everyone:  07:05 PM
Professional and technical
From Lee and Mike Temares to Everyone:  07:05 PM
All of the above, plus retail.
From Michael Levine to Everyone:  07:05 PM
Lots of home businesses.
From Desiree Casanova to Everyone:  07:05 PM
I believe that a variety of jobs allows for diversity in the community. There should be workers of every field in order to be a city that allows for all people to live and work here.
From Heath Gordon to Everyone:  07:06 PM
in order to maintain the small town feel, hopefully more "mom & pop" business than not
From Cindy Brief to Everyone:  07:06 PM
I see a mix of manufacturing, professional and technical. I'd like to see us be a technology hub because that is the wave of the future. Medical technology, computer technology, marine science- those are all  targeted industries.
17:51:40 From  Anthony Ruiz : From Desiree Casanova to Everyone:  07:07 PM
I would like our city to also have lots of City jobs
From Lee and Mike Temares to Everyone:  07:07 PM
More educational oppurtinities
From Michael Levine to Everyone:  07:07 PM
8 years.
From Cindy Brief to Everyone:  07:07 PM
4 years
From Jackie Railey to Everyone:  07:08 PM
23 years
From Heath Gordon to Everyone:  07:08 PM
will be 10 years in May
From Cindy Brief to Everyone:  07:08 PM
I have lived in surrounding areas- Parkland and Coral Springs for 30 years.
From Anthony Ruiz to Everyone:  07:10 PM
Who lives here?  (Prompt: What ages?  Where are they from?)
From Cindy Brief to Everyone:  07:10 PM
we have a diverse group. Young families, seniors etc
From Desiree Casanova to Everyone:  07:10 PM
I think we will have a diverse community filled with people who have lived here for many years as well as foreigners who moved here from other cities and countries. Open to all ages.
From Michael Levine to Everyone:  07:10 PM
Same.
17:51:57 From  Anthony Ruiz : From Lee and Mike Temares to Everyone:  07:11 PM
All income groups
From Desiree Casanova to Everyone:  07:11 PM
People who also speak other languages
Yes, all income groups! That is a good one
From Heath Gordon to Everyone:  07:11 PM
diverse in all ways possible
From Cindy Brief to Everyone:  07:15 PM
Butterfly Festival
From Anthony Ruiz to Everyone:  07:15 PM
Coconut creek unique: homely, professional, seniors, "you know you are in coconut creek. very green, homely, minority population is growing, VERY diverse.
From Heath Gordon to Everyone:  07:15 PM
Butterfly Festival (pre-COVID)
From Desiree Casanova to Everyone:  07:15 PM
Butterfly festival is a great event every year!
From Lee and Mike Temares to Everyone:  07:15 PM
Art shows. Parks.
From Michael Levine to Everyone:  07:15 PM
Farmers Markets.
From Cindy Brief to Everyone:  07:16 PM
Festival of lights at Tradewinds
From Anthony Ruiz to Everyone:  07:23 PM
Movies in the park, art shows, would love to see live shows, theater
17:52:34 From  nora rupert : I am moving to phone, but I am still with you guys!
18:01:58 From  Erin Johnson   to   Terrill Pyburn(Direct Message) : What does Coconut Creek look like in 2030? What is there in 2030 that isn't there now? How does it feel to live there? And how do you want it to feel for visitors/new residents?
18:02:09 From  Erin Johnson : What does Coconut Creek look like in 2030? What is there in 2030 that isn't there now? How does it feel to live there? And how do you want it to feel for visitors/new residents?
18:02:35 From  City Clerk : Friendly, modern feel to the city with coffee shops and cafes to meet up with friends and family.
18:02:40 From  nora rupert : 2030 all CC schools are A rated and the students are thriving and looking forward going to the next grade, school all through k-12
18:02:41 From  Maureen Steinlein : My vision is a city where everyone feels safe and welcome.
18:02:52 From  nora rupert : if feels inclusive and welcoming
18:02:55 From  Terrill Pyburn : The City looks green with lots of trees and open spaces. it is clean and well-manicured, much like it is now.
18:03:23 From  Terrill Pyburn : The City feels safe, welcoming, and well-planned.
18:03:41 From  Lee and Mike Temares : Lots of green space. Modern buildings powered by solar. Hubs-a religious hub, a shopping hub, an educational hub, etc., easily reached by public transit.
18:03:50 From  Peta-Gay Lake : Welcoming to all, safe, clean, and well maintained.  Right balance of commercial and residential properties.  Maintain small town feel.
18:03:59 From  Maureen Steinlein : My hope also is that we give our schools, police, and fire departments the support they need.
18:04:09 From  Lee and Mike Temares : Electric car stations.
18:04:34 From  Becky Tooley : A downtown with activities for all. I would like our to keep our green space. A safe and well maintain City.
18:05:24 From  City Clerk : That they want to live, work and play here.
18:05:47 From  Lee and Mike Temares : See a modern progressive city which is easy to navigate and feel at home.
18:06:11 From  nora rupert : warm, welcoming and safe. Excited to be a part of the city. Accepted.
18:06:14 From  Peta-Gay Lake : Want visitors to feel welcomed, and comfortable spending their money in Coconut Creek.  This can be done by having a variety of places to visit, shop, and eat.
18:06:35 From  Terrill Pyburn : Less parking lots because everyone has self driving cars that they rent to pick up and drop off.
18:06:42 From  Becky Tooley : A place that is welcoming, safe and keeping the green space in mind
18:09:53 From  Erin Johnson   to   ALECE BIRNBACH(Direct Message) : What does COCO look like in 2030? What will you see in the city that you do not see now? How does it feel? How do visitors feel visiting?
Friendly, social downtown area,
A rated schools
Safe and welcome, inclusive
Open spaces, powered by solar
Balance of commercial and residential
Support to schools, police, and fire departments
A place to live work and play
Modern/progressive city
Variety in entertainment, restaurants, shopping – comfortable spending their money.
18:11:20 From  Erin Johnson   to   Sheryl Trent(Direct Message) : Your frozen but we can hear you.
18:16:32 From  Erin Johnson : What does COCO look like in 2030? What will you see in the city that you do not see now? How does it feel? How do visitors feel visiting?
Friendly, social downtown area
A rated schools, keeping children engaged/excited
Safe and welcome, inclusive
Open spaces, powered by solar
Balance of commercial and residential
Support to schools, police, and fire departments
A place to live work and play
Modern/progressive city
Variety in entertainment, restaurants, shopping – comfortable spending their money.
18:17:00 From  Sheryl Trent : https://www.surveymonkey.com/stories/SM-YRJ7367C/
18:17:15 From  Bernadette Hughes : “What will you do for fun in the year 2030 in Coconut Creek?”
• Dog park in north end of city - could passive park on 74th have fenced dog park?
• cocofest
• water theme park
• arts and craft shows and fairs
• organic foods, farmers markets
• Drive-in movie, camp ground for families, pet zoo.
• trivia
• stores in the promenade
• music
• more for adults (recreation activities)
• outdoor activities/leagues for adults – volleyball, Soccer field etc.
• Top Golf; Improv club, lagoon water resort
• maintaining the community engagement - overcoming apathy
18:19:06 From  Zach Ratkai : Shopping and Dining:
Where will we eat – what kinds of restaurants? Where will those restaurants be?
Restaurants by green spaces
Outdoor eating that not next to a parking lot
“Back porch” at the Promenade
Mixed use, outdoor dining and shopping
Fast casual will be big
Swirl Wine and Bistro
More eclectic “higher end, but affordable”
More at the South End
More diversity across the city, not necessarily in the Promenade
Business incentives needed to spur development
Major food chains are needed
Restaurants with entertainment
Farm to table Dining.
International Food Court
18:19:22 From  Zach Ratkai : Room 3:
What kinds of shopping are in the City?


Plastic-free shop
Environmentally friendly shops
Boutique shops
More small business, mom and pop
Not interested in the big development
Experiential retail, something to involve and engage the customer
Develop the “vacant 30 acres” into mixed use that utilizes green space and maintains a small town feel.
18:20:26 From  Anthony Ruiz : From Jackie Railey to Everyone:  07:05 PM
Professional and technical
Be proactive and create an industry nobody thinks about
Focus on technological expansion and be ready for an influx of people moving in, marine biology, focus on technology
Factories that provide a lot of jobs
Focus on colleges FSU ETC, next level.
Veterans Benefits
I want to see the jobs here that don't exist yet
From Cindy Brief to Everyone:  08:01 PM
Technology, environmental, medical technology,
From kisha holland to Everyone:  08:01 PM
Jobs that would bring masses - factories
From L. Felser to Everyone:  08:01 PM
Health Care, Technology
From Greg Gayle to Everyone:  08:01 PM
1) Financial Services 2) IT support 3) Healthcare
From Amanda Fishman to Everyone:  08:01 PM
I work in tech and we have utilized our space here in the city well and I think if we  offer incentives to the Tech community that is trying to move to south Florida for tax purposes we can really boost the vibe of the city
18:20:48 From  Anthony Ruiz : From kisha holland to Everyone:  08:01 PM
agreed
From David Anderson to Me: 08:01 PM
light industrial
18:21:23 From  Joseph Versil : The lakes/ponds
18:21:53 From  Sandra Welch : definitely all the water features..sports, entertainment, boardwalk, etc.
18:22:09 From  Susan Steinhauser : Aside from plastic-free shops, Coconut Creek would have plastic-free zones
18:22:11 From  Danielle DeBarros : Small town feel with more single family homes
18:22:24 From  Lee and Mike Temares : Hubs for education, shopping, religion, etc,-allaccessible
18:22:31 From  Mikkie belvedere : artists, musicians variety of music including classical
18:22:32 From  Desiree Casanova : amphitheater in mainsteet or somewhere with diverse residents and music/culture
18:22:46 From  Karen Brooks : Lush Landscaping with heavy tree canopy everywhere
18:22:49 From  Amanda Fishman : My teen daughters feel we are missing space for them to be able to hang out; they suggested a space for them near and around the promenade where they can sit and hang out that isn’t a restaurant like a courtyard.
18:22:53 From  Desiree Casanova : A boardwalk would be great!
18:23:09 From  Osama : Civic space
18:23:19 From  Heath Gordon : bike trails, food truck events, continue drive in movies
18:23:20 From  Sherri McGlynn : Adult activities-trivia, game nights for lg groups (I belong to a meetup w/many games via zoom) we can do w/o many materials needed
18:23:20 From  Sandra Welch : dining hall
18:23:21 From  Esther Kertzman : markets and pharmacies walking distance, so people who can not drive, can be independent and walk to the stores.
18:23:23 From  Sara Ricardez : Green areas
18:23:31 From  Ron Aronson : A Main Street area with creeks
18:23:34 From  Joseph Versil : The space behind the promenade (the big farm area) should be built up
18:23:58 From  Karen Brooks : Modern and updated looking buildings, use of latest technologies in the community while maintain small town feel
18:24:03 From  Sara Ricardez : No, we don’t need to be built up, no more built up, Coconut Creek is growing to much
18:24:29 From  Bernadette Hughes : Thank you everyone for coming and providing your input!
18:24:35 From  Maureen Steinlein : A community where more engagement of its citizens is encouraged.
18:24:57 From  Sheila Rose : Please stay involved and attend the next session.
18:25:18 From  Susan Steinhauser : Thank YOU Coconut Creek leaders for setting up the survey and this meeting.  And thank you Sheryl for being an awesome facilitator.
18:25:33 From  Desiree Casanova : Loved this session!! It was great
18:26:26 From  Erin Johnson : Final community meeting - April 28th at 5:30pm
18:26:59 From  Wayne Tobey : Change the Fluffy logo to Coconut Palms, being that we are Coconut Creek.  Remove Oak trees and align Coconut Palms in the median from Atlantic Blvd. to Hillsboro Blvd.. We can collect and sell the coconuts to receive revenue for the city (coconut water, soaps, oils etc.)..
18:26:59 From  Danielle DeBarros : Thank you!
18:27:04 From  Greg Gayle : Thanks for an information session.
18:27:09 From  Cindy Brief : Thank you, this was wonderful!
18:27:20 From  Wayne Tobey : Thank you:)

Community Meeting #2 Transcribed Chat

15:25:39 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Everyone:
Hi Everyone!  We will start in 5 minutes!
15:28:29 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Everyone:
Hello and welcome to the community meeting for Vision 2030 Coconut Creek!
15:28:34 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Everyone:
Glad to have you all here -
15:29:54 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Everyone:
You are all on mute for right now until we get started!
15:30:37 From  Erin Johnson  to  Sheryl Trent(Direct Message):
I need permission to record!!!!
15:30:52 From  Sheila Rose  to  Everyone:
Sheila Rose
15:30:53 From  Alysha Klein  to  Everyone:
Alysha Klein
15:30:59 From  Karen Matroni  to  Everyone:
Karen Matroni
15:30:59 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Everyone:
Sheryl Trent, SBrand Solutions
15:31:01 From  Heath Gordon  to  Everyone:
Heath Gordon
15:31:02 From  Danielle DeBarros  to  Everyone:
Danielle DeBarros
15:31:03 From  David Anderson  to  Everyone:
David Anderson
15:31:08 From  cheryl higgins  to  Everyone:
Cheryl Higgins
15:31:15 From  Brian Kenney  to  Everyone:
Brian Kenney
15:31:19 From  Stephanie Hoefler   to  Everyone:
Stephanie Hoefler
15:31:23 From  PRIYA RAGOONANAN  to  Everyone:
Priya Ragoonanan
15:31:24 From  Jackie Railey  to  Everyone:
Jackie Railey
15:31:31 From  Patty Snyder  to  Everyone:
Patty Snyder
15:31:40 From  Thomas Casey  to  Everyone:
Tom Casey
15:31:43 From  Nancy Fry  to  Everyone:
Nancy Fry
15:31:44 From  Carmen Gomes  to  Everyone:
Carmen Gomes
15:31:45 From  Doreen Chamberlain  to  Everyone:
Rene Chamberlain
15:31:49 From  Luz Ramirez  to  Everyone:
Luz Ramirez
15:31:51 From  Beverly Pereira  to  Everyone:
Beverly Pereira.  I have to leave at 6:45 pm
15:31:53 From  Diane Yousefi  to  Sheryl Trent(Direct Message):
Diane Yousefi
Dyous5252@hotmail.com
954-803-5491
15:31:54 From  Benjamin Nazario  to  Everyone:
Benjamin I. Nazario
15:31:57 From  Erin Johnson  to  Everyone:
Hi! This is Erin, I'm here to assist with any technical assistance! Message me here in the chat box or via text/email 720-487-2778.
15:32:06 From  Wayne Tobey  to  Everyone:
Jessica & Wayne Tobey
15:32:08 From  Sandra Welch  to  Everyone:
thanks to our community for joining tonight
15:32:56 From  LUCIA UNGARO  to  Everyone:
Lucia Ungaro
15:34:43 From  Erin Johnson  to  Sheryl Trent(Direct Message):
I am not recording
15:34:53 From  Erin Johnson  to  Sheryl Trent(Direct Message):
Okay, now I'm good!
15:34:56 From  Yvonne Lopez  to  Everyone:
Yvonne Lopez
15:35:00 From  Alene Leni Smith  to  Everyone:
Leni Smith
15:35:00 From  Susan Steinhauser  to  Everyone:
Susan Steinhauser
15:35:02 From  Bernadette Hughes  to  Everyone:
Bernadette hughes
15:35:09 From  Sandra Welch  to  Everyone:
Sandra Welch
15:35:18 From  Ron Aronson  to  Everyone:
Lisa Aronson and Ron Aronson
15:35:20 From  Carrietta Gaudio  to  Everyone:
Joseph & Carrietta Gaudio
15:35:21 From  Tammy Lettieri  to  Everyone:
Tammy Lettieri
15:35:23 From  Randy Johnson  to  Everyone:
Randy Johnson
15:37:05 From  Ron Aronson  to  Everyone:
We have information about weekly Trivia contests in Coconut Creek which several residents requested at the last workshop.
15:37:32 From  Joshua Rydell  to  Everyone:
thanks everyone for attending
15:38:47 From  Connie Finley  to  Everyone:
Connie Finley
15:50:13 From  Erin Johnson  to  Sheryl Trent(Direct Message):
Bernadette wants you to take a break and call her! They have a major problem
15:50:31 From  Erin Johnson  to  Sheryl Trent(Direct Message):
954-956-1520
15:51:03 From  Susan Steinhauser  to  Everyone:
Great job on the sketch Alece!
15:53:54 From  Karen Matroni  to  Everyone:
Can we get a copy of your presentation?
15:54:02 From  Benjamin Nazario  to  Sheryl Trent(Direct Message):
Is an Executive Summary available to the participant and can it be requested by mail.
15:54:18 From  Connie Finley  to  Everyone:
Hi Jackie - Congrats again!!
15:54:27 From  Erin Johnson  to  Everyone:
Yes, absolutely Karen.
15:54:29 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Erin Johnson(Direct Message):
weird....
15:54:58 From  Erin Johnson  to  Sheryl Trent(Direct Message):
I'm so sorry they wanted me to interrupt but I wasn't sure what to do and offered to call and help.
15:55:01 From  Karen Matroni  to  Everyone:
Snazzy!  Thank you so much.
15:55:13 From  Erin Johnson  to  Everyone:
You're welcome!
15:55:22 From  Benjamin Nazario  to  Sheryl Trent(Direct Message):
Is age friendly being considered. We have a various age groups to consider including the elderly.
15:56:26 From  Carmen Gomes  to  Everyone:
I saw this Main Street project several years ago, and still trying to figure out where this Main Street is going to be located. Could you tell us more please?
15:57:12 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Everyone:
Is age friendly being considered. We have a various age groups to consider including the elderly.  Hi, yes, the multi generational aspect, diverse and inclusive is a very important part of the plan
15:57:29 From  Piper Weber  to  Everyone:
How many total residents have been involved in this process?
15:57:38 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Everyone:
Carmen, the City has actual plans for Main Street and we can get you directed to the right place!
15:58:01 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Erin Johnson(Direct Message):
You can send me a text next time, or just interrupt!
15:58:51 From  Patricia Snyder  to  Sheryl Trent(Direct Message):
My computer keeps on crashing so it is not lack of interest, but technology problems.
15:58:58 From  Alene Leni Smith  to  Everyone:
Does the vision include Live Streaming Commission meetings
15:59:13 From  Connie Finley  to  Everyone:
What is the age minimum for Citizens Academy?  The program is amazing.  Would be nice to open to teenagers.  Like Leadership Broward does.
15:59:36 From  Becky Tooley  to  Everyone:
I am interested in your ideas for the future of Coconut Creek.
16:00:20 From  Susi Glatt  to  Everyone:
Susi Glatt here
16:00:20 From  Erin Johnson  to  Sheryl Trent(Direct Message):
Okay, I'm sorry!
16:00:28 From  Hiram Diaz  to  Everyone:
Hiram Diaz
16:00:40 From  Mikkie Belvedere  to  Sheryl Trent(Direct Message):
mikkie belvedere
16:00:41 From  Susan Steinhauser  to  Everyone:
Hey Susi G!
16:00:49 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Everyone:
Live Streaming Commission meetings - suggestion for staff to implement the Vision 2030
16:00:50 From  Yvonne Lopez  to  Everyone:
We have had 15 year olds in Citizen's Academy.  One our first sessions was the Youth Citizen's Academy.
16:01:49 From  Sara Ricardez  to  Everyone:
Hello, Sara Ricardez
Interested in North Coconut Creek and Tradewinds Park area. And some info about the garbage mountain and the dust and garbage that flies away.
16:01:56 From  Connie Finley  to  Everyone:
Oh great Yvonne - thanks!
16:02:08 From  Becky Tooley  to  Everyone:
You can listen to the Commission meetings to see what is happening in your City
16:02:21 From  Yvonne Lopez  to  Everyone:
Welcome Connie!
16:08:31 From  Piper Weber  to  Everyone:
Where can we find more information about the MainStreet project?
16:10:41 From  Sara Ricardez  to  Everyone:
I will like to ask a question 🤗
16:11:05 From  Yvonne Lopez  to  Everyone:
Basic information on MainStreet can be found at www.coconutcreek.net/mainstreet
16:12:08 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Everyone:
Sara's  comment about recycling and garbage around the community
16:12:11 From  Mikkie Belvedere  to  Sheryl Trent(Direct Message):
don’t forget art music and cultural programs
16:13:10 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Mikkie Belvedere(Direct Message):
Thanks!
16:13:20 From  Nancy Fry  to  Everyone:
How will you incentivize or support small, local business growth on MainStreet?
16:15:08 From  Nancy Fry  to  Everyone:
I’m fine with sharing my email publicly. nancyfryfl@gmail.com Thanks!
16:15:10 From  Susi Glatt  to  Everyone:
Suggestion. Could the City provide a pamphlet &maps of all our walking trails & parks & green areas
16:15:20 From  Patricia Aponte  to  Everyone:
Would green spaces include fruit trees that will be accessible to the community?
16:16:22 From  Patricia Aponte  to  Everyone:
Any edible bearing trees
16:21:47 From  Sara Ricardez  to  Everyone:
The only info I get about participating in the chats or survey was because I look on FB
16:24:06 From  Mikkie Belvedere  to  Sheryl Trent(Direct Message):
unfortunately, during municipal election we only get about 10% participation.
16:24:40 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Everyone:
Ron asked about participation with Broward related to the garbage issue as well as everything else, as a neighbor
16:25:52 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Everyone:
What will be included in the Sustainability side, when will those details be released?
16:27:17 From  Luz Ramirez  to  Everyone:
lar33@usf.edu
16:28:07 From  Susan Steinhauser  to  Everyone:
I would like to work on the composting initiative
16:28:18 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Everyone:
Thanks, Susan!
16:28:54 From  Susan Steinhauser  to  Everyone:
Are there any currently any open positions on the city's environmental advisory board?
16:29:44 From  Yvonne Lopez  to  Everyone:
Link to greenways & trails - scroll to bottom of page: https://www.coconutcreek.net/parks/park-locations-hours-and-features
16:29:54 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Everyone:
Thanks, Yvonne!
16:30:45 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Joshua Rydell(Direct Message):
Did you want to say anything?
16:30:48 From  Sandra Welch  to  Sheryl Trent(Direct Message):
food for all broward is helping us establish edibles along our greenways
16:31:21 From  Yvonne Lopez  to  Everyone:
In addition to social media, City info can be found on the City's website, CocoGRAM, CocoNEWS, street banners, and CreekTV
16:31:26 From  Susan Steinhauser  to  Everyone:
There's a Coconut Creek Community Garden group that meets the 2nd Saturday of each month at 8:30am at the Community Center.  Next meeting is May 8 :)
16:31:34 From  Piper Weber  to  Everyone:
Please note that the MainStreet Design Standards document is not available online.
16:31:59 From  Piper Weber  to  Everyone:
Very little information is available via the link
16:32:38 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Everyone:
Appointments to boards are done annually.
16:32:41 From  Yvonne Lopez  to  Everyone:
We will work on updating the MainStreet page on the website ASAP
16:32:45 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Everyone:
Online application process
16:32:48 From  Susan Steinhauser  to  Everyone:
Thank you
16:33:47 From  Joshua Rydell  to  Everyone:
There will be a mainstreet workshop coming up that will be noticied and held live at City Hall
16:33:51 From  Sara Ricardez  to  Everyone:
Hi, by the way, what happened with our recycling program?
16:34:25 From  Yvonne Lopez  to  Everyone:
More info on recycling:
16:34:29 From  Alene Leni Smith  to  Sheryl Trent(Direct Message):
You are doing an amazing job
16:34:33 From  Yvonne Lopez  to  Everyone:
www.coconutcreek.nt/recycle
16:34:43 From  Yvonne Lopez  to  Everyone:
www.coconutcreek.net/dropoff
16:35:04 From  Patricia Aponte  to  Everyone:
Does the community garden group meet via zoom or just in person?
16:35:12 From  Sara Ricardez  to  Everyone:
Thanks! 🤗
16:35:22 From  Yvonne Lopez  to  Everyone:
Welcome!
16:36:34 From  Sandra Welch  to  Sheryl Trent(Direct Message):
we are currently using the 2020 vision document to base our budget each year
16:38:16 From  Karen Brooks  to  Everyone:
The City’s Budget document contains strategic plan information and how the we address the city’s priorities in the plan.
16:39:14 From  Piper Weber  to  Everyone:
I have plenty of ideas. One being a collaboration with the schools, after care programs and child care facilities here in Coconut Creek.
16:39:19 From  Yvonne Lopez  to  Everyone:
Here's the site for budget info: https://www.coconutcreek.net/fin/taxes-and-finances-in-the-city
16:39:35 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Everyone:
Thanks, Piper!
16:39:58 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Everyone:
Piper, is your thought to present Vision2030 to those groups?
16:41:18 From  Sara Ricardez  to  Everyone:
Q: Coconut creek still have plans to keep home development growing ? There is a concern of traffic, school ratio etc. thanks
16:42:37 From  Wayne Tobey  to  Everyone:
The Community Garden Club meets in person at the Community Center every second Saturday of each month.
16:43:55 From  Piper Weber  to  Everyone:
To capture data: A city employee with an I pad asking parents a few questions when they pick up their child.
16:44:03 From  Patricia Aponte  to  Everyone:
Thanks 😊
16:44:05 From  Sara Ricardez  to  Everyone:
Thanks
16:44:44 From  JANET CLARK  to  Everyone:
Janet Clark
16:45:37 From  Sara Ricardez  to  Everyone:
Q: what about Homeschoolers activities, will be add in the future?
16:45:39 From  Susan Steinhauser  to  Everyone:
Our HOA does not appear to be interested in engaging with the city nor are they environmentally/sustainably forward-thinking.  Would it be possible for the city to create an incentive program for HOAs to attend city meetings?  Perhaps a contest to see which HOAs have the most residents take their recyclables to the drop off point?
16:45:53 From  Becky Tooley  to  Everyone:
Our web site is www.coconutcreek.net
16:47:05 From  Sandra Welch  to  Sheryl Trent(Direct Message):
Susa,
16:47:09 From  Patricia Aponte  to  Everyone:
Thanks for the information and the meeting 😀
16:47:33 From  Luz Ramirez  to  Everyone:
Hillsborough county recently invested in a workspace called The Hive, for the community so they can learn, make, and create with access to tools like recording studios, sewing machines, as well as unique classes and events on 3D printing, coding, and robotics. Does Coconut Creek have any plans as to implementing spaces for community education growth?
16:47:38 From  Carrietta Gaudio  to  Everyone:
Loved the story walk idea that was done earlier this year at Sabal Pines.  Would love to see more things like that.  
16:47:40 From  Sandra Welch  to  Sheryl Trent(Direct Message):
Susan, I love the incentive to participate in recycle drop off to encourage their engagement.
16:48:54 From  Yvonne Lopez  to  Everyone:
Keep posted on events here: www.coconutcreek.net/events
16:50:13 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Everyone:
Susan, I love the incentive to participate in recycle drop off to encourage their engagement.
16:50:40 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Everyone:
Any other questions right now?
16:52:19 From  Alene Leni Smith  to  Sheryl Trent(Direct Message):
Thank you Sheryl
16:52:33 From  Sara Ricardez  to  Everyone:
Are there any plans for homeschooler activities and also horses trails? Thanks 🤗
16:53:09 From  cindy brief  to  Everyone:
I think this is a great plan I believe that we will need the tactics to get this plan moving forward but I think it is a great starting point.
16:53:14 From  Nancy Fry  to  Everyone:
As a soon-to-be resident, thank you for this great presentation!
16:54:00 From  Susi Glatt  to  Everyone:
Sheryl. Thanks for your outstanding presentation tonight
16:54:04 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Everyone:
Thank you so much for participating tonight - it's because of you that this plan is so reflective of the community of Coconut Creek!
16:54:34 From  Ron Aronson  to  Everyone:
Outreach efforts should be made to the religious institutions and educational institutions in Coconut Creek to inform them about the Vision 2030 process and invite their input, if this has not yet been done.
16:54:51 From  Susan Steinhauser  to  Everyone:
Thank you for this wonderful engaging meeting.  Parting thoughts are that  recycling is not the answer to our trash issue … reduced consumption and targeting zero waste is what we need to do.  If we could work towards that, somehow, it would be great.  Also, we need to get off single use plastic and polystyrene foam.  The state prohibits cities from banning plastic and foam but governments are allowed to ban it on city property.  :)
16:55:02 From  JANET CLARK  to  Everyone:
This City's hometown feel and open forum are a blessing in local government.  I am proud to be a resident in Creek.  Thank you for this presentation.
16:55:28 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Everyone:
Thanks, Ron!
16:55:34 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Everyone:
Thanks, Janet!
16:55:41 From  Yvonne Lopez  to  Everyone:
ylopez@coconutcreek.net
16:55:44 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Everyone:
Thank you, Susan!
16:55:44 From  Piper Weber  to  Everyone:
Suggestion: Highlight a park each month in the monthly magazine
16:55:53 From  Nancy Fry  to  Everyone:
Seconding Susan’s comment on zero waste & single-use plastics!
16:55:57 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Everyone:
Thanks, Piper!
16:56:06 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Everyone:
Thanks, Nancy
16:56:36 From  Susan Steinhauser  to  Everyone:
Thanks Nancy and thanks Luz for your input
16:56:49 From  Yvonne Lopez  to  Everyone:
Park highlights here, but we can do more on social media and CocoNEWS.  Thanks! https://www.coconutcreek.net/parks/park-locations-hours-and-features
16:56:50 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Everyone:
Thanks, Cindi!
16:58:08 From  cheryl higgins  to  Everyone:
It might good to provide everyone with info on how they can follow the process for when the detailed plans are developed as it seems that is where the interest lies
16:58:10 From  Carmen Gomes  to  Everyone:
Thank you so much to make this available for all residents online. This was very informative and I'm looking forward to participate more in my city
16:58:18 From  Becky Tooley  to  Everyone:
Becky Tooley
16:58:27 From  cindy brief  to  Everyone:
Cindy Brief
16:58:34 From  Piper Weber  to  Everyone:
Let's focus on no-cost, low-cost options so the millage rate does not increase.
16:58:48 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Everyone:
Thank you, Carmen!
16:59:09 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Everyone:
Good idea, Cheryl.  Plus, your name is awesome!
16:59:16 From  Susan Steinhauser  to  Everyone:
Thank you Commissioner Railey - I agree!
16:59:25 From  Sara Ricardez  to  Everyone:
Thanks for opening this time to residents to participate and answer our questions! 🤗
16:59:29 From  Karen Brooks  to  Everyone:
Thanks Ron. We did reach out to both.
16:59:37 From  Luz Ramirez  to  Everyone:
Susan your comment was great, thank you for summarizing key points for tonights meeting.
16:59:51 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Everyone:
Sara, thank you!
17:00:01 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Everyone:
Luz, we appreciate the feedback.
17:00:58 From  Melissa Lefevere  to  Everyone:
Great presentation. This City is the best place to live work and play.
17:01:33 From  Sheryl Trent  to  Everyone:
Thanks for that, Melissa
17:03:29 From  Kathy Mehaffey  to  Everyone:
Kathy Mehaffey
17:03:53 From  Susan Steinhauser  to  Everyone:
Sheryl - you did an amazing job again - thank you!!!!