Agenda for Regular Meeting

04/02/2020 6:30 pm

Non-Legislative Business


  • Recognize Mary “Jean” Avery
  • Recognize Raye Jones Avery


  • Sympathy Roxanne Hickerson


  • Recognize Ber’Nyah Mayo
  • Recognize Dr. James Newton


  • Recognize Black Maternal Health Week
  • Sympathy Mercedes Fields
  • Sympathy Deacon Johnny B. Wilson, Sr.

NOTE: This Council meeting will be conducted using virtual video/teleconferencing technology that will permit the public and members of Council to hear the meeting and so that the members of the Public, Council, and Council staff do not risk the exposure of the Coronavirus in pursuant to Governor Carney’s Proclamation #17-3292. Members of the public are invited to join to the City Council meeting by accessing the meeting through this link: or log on to WITN22 website or YouTube link or listen in only by telephone by calling one of the following phone numbers: US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 Webinar ID: 744 901 048. For callers to sign-up during the public comment portion they must hit *9 to raise their hand in which they will be asked their name and district. After legislative pieces, callers can again hit *9 to indicate that they would like to comment.

Legislative Business

SHABAZZ (Oliver presented on behalf of Shabazz)

Agenda Item #4762 (Rev. 2) - Sub. 2 to Ord. 20-006
3rd & Final Reading - Held - Referred to HA&D
Amend Chapter 34 of the City Code Regarding Bed Bug Extermination and Treatment

Synopsis:  This Substitute Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. Substitute No. 2 to Ordinance 20-006 would prescribe the duties of landlords and tenants with regard to the treatment and control of bed bugs. For any rental agreement for a dwelling unit entered into or renewed after the effective date of this ordinance, the landlord or any person authorized to enter into such agreement shall provide to such tenant an informational brochure on bed bug prevention and treatment prepared by the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I).


Agenda Item #4792 - Res. 20-019
A Resolution Supporting Delaware House Bill 263 Regarding Insulin Prescriptions

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution expresses strong support from the Wilmington City Council for the passage of House Bill 263 which requires individual, group, and State insurance plans to cap the amount the employee must pay for insulin prescriptions at $100 a month, and requires insurance plans to include at least one (1) formulation of insulin on the lowest tier of the drug formulary developed and maintained by the carrier. Wilmington City Council encourages the Senate Health & Social Services Committee to pass this important piece of legislation.



Agenda Item #4793 - Res. 20-020
A Resolution Supporting Delaware Senate Bill 192 that Expands the Definition of "Race" to Include Protections for Natural and Protective Hair Styles

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution strongly encourages and supports the passing of Senate Bill 192, wherein definitions of “race” and “protective style” are expanded, and makes clear that race also includes traits historically associated with race, including hair texture, including protective styles such as braids, locs and twists.

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