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Detroit FRC City Meeting Minutes November 13, 2023

Detroit Financial Review Commission


Monday, November 13, 2023, at 1:00 p.m.

Via Microsoft Teams



  1. Call to Order
    1. Chairman, Kevin A. Smith called the meeting to order 1:01 p.m., and welcomed the new State Budget Director to the meeting.
  2. Roll Call
    1. Let the record show a quorum was present.
  3. Approval of the Proposed Minutes from the October 30, 2023, Regular City Meeting
    1. Motion made by Commissioner Berry and supported by Commissioner Rose to approve the draft minutes of the Commission’s October 30, 2023, city Meeting. With one requested amendment to the meeting minutes, (change the spelling of “Hakeem” to “Hakim”) the Commission approved the minutes of the October 30, 2023, meeting as presented.
  4. Executive Director’s Report
    1. Patrick Dostine, Executive Director, informed the meeting that in reviewing the City’s monthly report, ending September 30, 2023, the city remains in good standing with the Financial Review Commission and remains in compliance with all statute relative to the waiver.
  5. Old Business
    1. None
  6. New Business:
    1. Consideration of 2024 Regular Meeting Schedule (FRC School District Resolution 2023-4)
      1. Motion made by Commissioner Rising and supported by Commissioner Berry to approve the FRC’s 2024 Regular Meeting schedule (FRC City Resolution 2023-4) The Commission approved City’s Resolution 2023-4 as presented.
    2. City’s Financial Report for September 30, 2023 – FYI Only
      1. CFO Jay Rising gave an overview of above-mentioned financial report and addressed questions from the commissioners.
  7. Public Comment
    1. None
  8. Next Meeting Date
    1. City Regular Meeting: Monday, December 18, 2023, at 1:00 pm. using Microsoft Teams.
  9. Adjournment
    1. Motion made by Commissioner Rose and supported by Commissioner Rising to adjourn. The Commission approved the motion to adjourn.
    2. There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 1:16 p.m.

Roll Call:

Members Present – 6

  • Hakim Berry
  • Jen Flood
  • Jay Rising
  • Ron Rose
  • Kevin A. Smith
  • John Walsh

Members Absent –4

  • Dr. J. Barnwell
  • Angelique Peterson-Mayberry (non-voting)
  • Mary Sheffield
  • Dr. Nicholai Vitti

FRC/City of Detroit Resolution 2023-4 (Approving the FRC’s/City of Detroit’s 2024 Regular Meeting Schedule) Roll Call:

  • Dr. J. Barnwell - Absent
  • Mr. Berry - Yes
  • Ms. Flood - Yes
  • Mr. Rising - Yes
  • Mr. Rose - Yes
  • Mr. Sheffield - Absent
  • Ms. Smith - Yes
  • Mr. Walsh - Yes