Agenda for Regular Meeting

08/31/2023 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 Judy Johnson Foundation
          • Recognize Pedro Sierra
          • Recognize Geraldine Day (in honor of the late Leon Day)


          • Recognize Pastor Guy R. Reeves, Jr. (Momentum Church)

b. Sympathy Resolutions


          • Sympathy William Lawrence Pearson

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

CONGO (Darby presented on behalf of Congo)

Agenda Item #0339 - Res. 23-052
A Resolution Authorizing the Office of Economic Development's Application to Delaware Humanities to Support the Planning and Implementation of Black Restaurant Week

Synopsis:  This Resolution is being presented by City Council for Council’s review and approval. This Resolution authorizes the Office of Economic Development’s grant application to Delaware Humanities in the total amount of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00). The grant funds will be used to engage the services of Flux Creative Consulting for the planning and implementation of the Black Restaurant Week Pre-Event in partnership with the Christina Cultural Arts Center and The Grand Opera House.

JOHNSON (Cabrera presented on behalf of Johnson)

Agenda Item #0340 - Ord. 23-030
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance Constituting Amendment No. 1 to the Fiscal Year 2024 Operating Budget (Being an Ordinance to Amend Substitute No. 1 to Ordinance No. 23-012)

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance is the first amendment to the Fiscal Year 2024    Operating Budget, which was enacted in Substitute No. 1 to Ordinance No. 23-012. This amendment contains changes to the Fiscal Year 2024 Position Allocation List, Declared Rates for Department Heads, and Non-Union Pay Scale, which are incorporated into the revised Attachments “A”, “B”, and “C” that are attached to this Ordinance.

Agenda Item #0341 - Ord. 23-031
1st & 2nd Reading - Referred to F&ED
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 40 of the City Code Regarding Bereavement Leave

Synopsis:  This Ordinance is being presented by the Administration for Council’s review and approval. This Ordinance amends Section 40-336 of the City Code regarding bereavement leave to: (1) provide for an additional day of bereavement leave; (2) expand the definition of family for which bereavement leave may be taken; and (3) require supporting documentation to take bereavement leave. 

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 879 2388 6321 and then #.  International numbers available:

Agenda prepared August 24, 2023 and posted on Council’s website,

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