Agenda for Regular Meeting

08/24/2023 6:30 pm

Virtual Meeting with Anchor Location In-Person and Remote Participation

Council Chambers
Louis L. Redding City/County Building
800 N. French Street – Wilmington, DE  19801


Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call

Approval of Minutes

Acceptance of Treasurer’s Report 

Non-Legislative Business

a.  Recognition Resolutions


          • Recognize Stacey Henry (Delaware Resilience Hub)
          • Recognize Elder Alan L. Young
          • Recognize Hilda Octavia Bulah Morris (100th Birthday)


          • Recognize Arnold Hurtt


          • Recognize Rashid Mustafa

b.  Sympathy Resolutions


          • Sympathy New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Sheila Y. Oliver


          • Sympathy Dorothy P. Baynard


          • Sympathy Evelyn M. Jackson Worley


          • Sympathy George Perrin Adair


          • Sympathy Leonard J. Young, Jr.
          • Sympathy Maurice Husser


          • Sympathy Jehovah Jirah Clark


          • Sympathy Valerie A. Evans
          • Sympathy Lisa M. Johnson
          • Sympathy Charles Hardin
          • Sympathy Madeline Gwendolyn Owens

Public Comment

The meeting will be open to the public starting at 6pm, so members of the public can sign up to speak. To sign up for Public Comment, members of the public must go to the following website to fill out the information requested. Public Comment will take place after non-legislative business.  The President of City Council will recognize speakers in the order listed on the website.

Legislative Business

OLIVER (McCoy presented on behalf of Oliver)

Agenda Item #0248 (Rev. 1) - Ord. 23-029
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to PW&T
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 2 of the City Code to Create a Procedure Whereby Residents May Petition the Department of Public Works to Conduct Traffic Studies and Install Traffic Calming Devices

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval.  This Ordinance permits twenty-five (25) or more residents of a designated census tract to submit a petition to the Commissioner of the Department of Public Works, or their designee, indicating residential street traffic issues that substantially affect the livability and safety of the community and requires the Commissioner of the Department of Public Works, or their designee, to conduct a traffic study when certain requirements are satisfied.


CONGO (Harlee presented on behalf of Congo)

Agenda Item #0336 - Res. 23-049
A Resolution Reappointing Kathleen Patterson and the Appointment of Jea Street, Jr. to the Wilmington Civil Rights Commission

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by the Administration for  Council’s review and approval. This Resolution confirms the reappointment of Kathleen Patterson and the appointment of Jea Street, Jr. to a three-year term on the Wilmington Civil Rights Commission.

Agenda Item #0337 - Res. 23-050
A Resolution to Amend Res. 20-080 As Amended, Modifying the Timeframe for Submission of the Findings and Recommendations of the Reparations Taskforce

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution amends Resolution No. 20-080 as amended, to modify the date of submission for the findings and  recommendations of the City Council Taskforce to study and develop  reparation proposals for African Americans, with a special consideration for African Americans who are descendants of persons enslaved in the United States, or the “Taskforce,” to January 6, 2024, 180 days from the Taskforce’s first open meeting on July 10, 2023.


Agenda Item #0338 - Res. 23-051
A Resolution Appointing Members to the Electric Vehicle Working Group

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution appoints thirteen members to the Electric Vehicle Working Group established by Substitute No. 1 to Ord. 23-027.

Petitions and Communications


Note:  This meeting will be conducted both in-person and via Zoom. All are welcome to attend. or visit the WITN22 website or WITN YouTube channel at or listen in only by calling one of the following phone numbers (929) 205-6099 or (301) 715-8592. You will be asked for the Webinar ID. Please enter 857 1097 7566 and then #.  International numbers available:

Agenda prepared August 17, 2023 and posted on Council’s website,

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