City Council February 8 Regular Meeting Agenda (conducted via teleconference)

February 5, 2021

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Due to the State of Emergency declared due to COVID-19, the council meeting will be conducted via teleconference. Residents can listen to the council meeting live on City Cable 15 and through the City's website at Residents may also call in at +1-415-655-0001 US Toll (Event number (access code): 179 024 4169to make public comment at the February 8 City Council Meeting. To participate at the time of Public Comment, please raise your hand by pressing *3. Once called upon press *3 again to lower your hand. 


City of Southfield 

Regular Meeting 

Agenda of the City Council 

February 8, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. via WebEx

26000 Evergreen Road

Southfield, Michigan 48076

Telephone: 248-796-5150 

For Public Comment, please call and push *3 to be recognized

Public Comment +1-415-655-0001

US Toll Access Code 179 024 4169






  • Presentation by State Representative Kyra Harris Bolden
  • Presentation by Pat Wiley Southfield Youth Assistance
  • Presentation of Joint Resolution - Black History Month


Appointment of Director of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness – Justin Beck


  1. Regular Meeting of January 19, 2021
  2. Regular Meeting of January 25, 2021


  1. Planning Commission 2020 Annual Report
  1. Receive and File Public the City of Southfield Consolidated Annual Financial Report for the year ending June 30, 2020
  1. Authorization to agree to enter into Interlocal Agreement between Oakland County and City of Southfield regarding grant application services for MIDC continuing legal education requirements Amendment #1, between Oakland County and the City of Southfield
  1. Authorization to Purchase New Gas-Powered Golf Carts for the Parks and Recreation Department
  1. San Marino Subdivision Wellhead Land Transfer of Ownership




The Southfield City Council has established the following Rules of Procedure for all speakers: 

  • No speaker may make personal or impertinent attacks upon any officer, employee, or City Council member or other Elected Official, that is unrelated to the manner in which the officer, employee, or City Council member or other Elected Official, performs his or her duties. 
  • No person shall use abusive or threatening language toward any individual when addressing the City Council.

Any person who violates this section shall be directed by the presiding officer to be orderly and silent.  If a person addressing the Council refuses to become silent when so directed, such person may be deemed by the presiding officer to have committed a “breach of the peace” by disrupting and impeding the orderly conduct of the public meeting of the City Council and may be ordered by the presiding officer to leave the meeting.  If the person refuses to leave as directed, the presiding officer may direct any law enforcement officer who is present to escort the violator from the meeting. Call in number for Communication is Public Comment +1-415-655-0001 US Toll Access Code 179 024 4169





  1. Gary Porhola v. Devin Charles Johnson, City of Southfield

(Oakland County Circuit Court Case No. 2021-185679-NI)

(for information purposes)




  1. Enact Ordinance 1732, PZR20-0005, Rezoning Request of Arie Leibovitz, 29355 Northwestern Hwy LLC, to rezoning 5.094 acres of land from R-2 Single Family Residential and P Vehicular Parking to B-3 General Business and P Vehicular Parking


  1. Discussion of Material Exempt from Discussion or Disclosure by State or Federal Statue – Written Legal Opinion for the Lisa Hawkins EEOC Complaint, No. 417-2018-01490
  2. Discussion of Legal Opinion/William E. Booth & Company, Realtors, et al., v City of Southfield; The Trowbridge; Pursuant to Section 8 (h) of the OMA and Section 13(1) (g) of the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, respectively, MCL 15.268(h) & MCL 15.243(g)

Individuals with special need for this meeting should contact the City Clerk’s Office at 248-796-5150 (voice) or 711 (TDD). If auxiliary aids or services are needed, reasonable advance notice is required.