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***AMENDED***
DeSoto City Council Special Meeting Agenda
Via Video Conference
(Executive Session immediately following)

 
Mayor Rachel L. Proctor 
Councilmember Kay Brown-Patrick
Councilmember Nicole Raphiel
Councilmember Andre' Byrd, Sr.
Councilmember Dinah Marks 
Councilmember Candice Quarles 
Councilmember Letitia Hughes
DATE:  Monday, February 22, 2021

SPECIAL MEETING:   6:00 p.m.  
As authorized by Section 551.071(2) of the Texas Government Code, this meeting may be convened into closed Executive Session for the purpose of seeking confidential legal advice from the City Attorney on any agenda item listed herein. 

Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) state of emergency and consistent with the Governor's Orders, this City Council Meeting will be held via video-conference.  The City Council will participate remotely via video-conference.  The facility will not be open to the public. Members of the public are entitled to participate remotely via broadcast by webinar at: 
  

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85441213086?pwd=eGdvOEMxYnZxcGxDWEhDa1VmN093Zz09
Passcode: 482837
Or Telephone:
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Webinar ID: 882 6221 1441
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The City Council meeting will also be live-streamed on DeSoto's website at www.desototexas.gov for those wanting to watch the meeting but not address the City Council.
AGENDA
 
             
1.   Call to Order
 
a.   Presentation and discussion on the transition plan for moving from an economic development corporation authorized under a Type A designation of state law to an economic development corporation authorized under a Type B designation. Click to View
 
b.   The City Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.071(A) of the Texas Government Code, to consult with the City Attorney regarding the following pending litigation:
 
  1. The Charter School Fund, L.L.C et al. v. The City of DeSoto, et al.; filed in the Northern District of Texas; Civil Action No. 3:19-cv-01053-M-BT
  2. Shmara Punch v. City of DeSoto; filed in the Northern District of Texas; Civil Action No. 3:20-cv-00029-D 
  3. Sammie Anderson v. City of DeSoto, filed in the 101st District Court of Dallas; Cause No. DC-19-18290 
  4. Sammie Anderson et al. v. City of DeSoto et al. ; filed in the Northern District of Texas; Civil Action No. 3 :20-cv-00456-E
 
c.   The City Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.074, Personnel Matters, of the Texas Government Code, for the annual review of the City Attorney.
 
d.   The City Council will convene into Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.074, Personnel Matters, of the Texas Government Code, to deliberate the appointment of the Mayor Pro Tem.
 
2.   Reconvene into Open Session and take any necessary action as a result of the Executive Sessions.
 
3.   Adjourn.
 

I, the undersigned authority, do hereby certify that this Notice of Meeting was posted in accordance with the regulations of the Texas Open Meetings Act on the bulletin board located at the entrance to the City of DeSoto's Jim Baugh Government Center, a place convenient and readily accessible to the general public as well as to the City's website www.desototexas.gov and said Notice was posted on the following date and time:  Thursday, February 18, 2021 by 5:00 P.M. and remained so posted at least two (2) hours after said meeting was convened.

 





Kisha R. Morris-Perkins, City Secretary
           
DeSoto City Council Meetings are broadcast live in their entirety on DeSoto's City Website www.desototexas.gov Government Access Channel 16 available to Spectrum subscribers and Channel 99 available to AT&T U-verses subscribers on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.  A taped broadcast is aired each day on Channel 16 and Channel 99 at 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 11:00 p.m. following the live broadcast.  Questions regarding the broadcast schedules or internet viewing should be directed to Kathy Jones, Community Relations Manager, at 972-230-9648. These taped broadcasts are also available to view on the City's website (www.desototexas.gov ) at your convenience. 

    

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