WATCH: Brevard County Commissioner Bryan Lober Provides Westin Project Update
By Space Coast Daily // January 11, 2022
Lober represents District 2 on the Brevard County Commission
WATCH: Brevard County Commissioner Bryan Lober sits down with Space Coast Daily’s Giles Malone to provide a community update on some key issues surrounding Brevard County such as hurricane preparedness, public safety, the Westin project and more.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Commissioner Bryan Lober provided a community update on some key issues surrounding Brevard County such as hurricane preparedness, public safety and the Westin project controversy.
Lober, who represents District 2 on the Brevard County Commission, clarified details of the Westin project and what has been presented to the Brevard County Commission.
The proposal last seen by the tourism council involves the dedication of local option tourism tax to the new proposed Westin hotel in Cocoa Beach to help fund the project.
The proposal is being supported by numerous local lobbyists who are advocating to the county commissioners for upwards of $75 million to be used from future tourism tax generated at the proposed hotel to pay the debt and construction on the upscale hotel property, which is currently the International Palms.
The next Brevard County Commission meeting is set for tonight at 5 p.m.
MEETING AGENDA – JANUARY 11, 2022
A. CALL TO ORDER 5:00 PM
B. INTENTIONALLY OMITTED
C. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Commissioner John Tobia, District 3
D. MINUTES FOR APPROVAL:
E. RESOLUTIONS, AWARDS AND PRESENTATIONS
F. CONSENT AGENDA (The entire Consent Agenda will be passed in one motion to
include everything under Section F.)
Development and Environmental Services Group
Natural Resources Management
F.1. Contract for the Save Our Indian River Lagoon – Melbourne Tillman Water Control
District Mechanical Aquatic Vegetation Harvesting Project (Districts 3 and 5)
Public Works Department
F.2. Approval, Re: Warranty Deed and Bill of Sale from The Viera Company for Additional
Conveyance to Support Lift Station W31, Sendero Cove and Sierra Cove at Addison
Village Phases 4 and 5- District 4.
Community Services Group
Parks and Recreation Department
F.3. Approval Re: City of Melbourne Request the Renaming of Lipscomb Street Regional
Park to the Eddie Lee Taylor, Sr. Community Complex – District 3
Public Safety Group
F.4. RE: Approval to extend for 90 days a Use of Space Agreement with Merritt Island
Volunteer Fire Department.
Support Services Group
F.5. Approval, Re: Budget Change Request
F.6. Revision to Board Policy BCC-32, Acceptable Use of Technology Resources
Administrative Services Group
F.7. Appointment(s) / Reappointment(s)
F.8. Bill Folder – Court Administration Travel Request
G. PUBLIC COMMENTS
H. PUBLIC HEARINGS
H.1. DeRosa Holdings, LLC (Bruce Moia) requests an amendment to an existing BDP in a
RU-2-12 zoning classification. (21PZ00059) (Tax Account 2534267) (District 2)
H.2. Creation of Proposed Chapter 46, Article XI, Landscape Irrigation, Relating to Watering
Schedules consistent with St. Johns River Water Management District model ordinance
– First Public Hearing – the second is scheduled for January 25, 2022.
H.3. Petition to Vacate, Re: Public Utility & Drainage Easements- 110 Silver Hill Lane – “Silver
Hill Subdivision” Plat Book 35, Page 54 – Cocoa – Richard Joseph and Jennifer L. Rasor –
I. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
I.1 Board Discussion: Malabar Scrub Sanctuary
J. NEW BUSINESS
J.1. Request adoption of Towing Rate Resolution establishing new towing rates.
K. PUBLIC COMMENTS
L. BOARD REPORTS
L.1. Frank Abbate, County Manager
L.2. Abigail Jorandby, County Attorney
L.3. Rita Pritchett, Commissioner District 1
L.4. Bryan Lober, Commissioner District 2
L.5. John Tobia, Commissioner District 3
L.6. Curt Smith, Commissioner District 4, Vice Chair
L.7. Kristine Zonka, Commissioner District 5, Chair