WATCH REPLAY: Brevard County Commission Strike Down Tourist Tax Grant to Support ‘Drag Queen Story Time’ Event

By  //  August 8, 2023

WATCH LIVE ON SPACE COAST DAILY TV: meeting begins at 5 p.m.

ABOVE VIDEO: The Brevard County Commission will hold a meeting in Viera on Tuesday and decide on funding of the Tourist Development Council Cultural Support Grant Program, which includes 24 grants totaling more than $500,000 that will begin with the new fiscal year Oct. 1.

Rep. Randy Fine has brought attention to Space Coast Pride’s Pridefest event, which is eligible for grant funds, due to the organization’s presentation of “Drag Queen Story Time.”

“I just learned that the County Commission vote next week will be to directly fund Drag Queen Story Time in downtown Melbourne using your tax dollars. If you do not believe we should have government-sponsored child grooming activities, please let your County Commissioner know,” said Fine.

The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. and can be seen live on Space Coast Daily TV.


C. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Commissioner Tom Goodson, Vice-Chair, District 2
D. MINUTES FOR APPROVAL: July 13, 2023 Zoning Meeting
E.1. Resolution to Recognize August 21, 2023, as National Fentanyl Prevention and
Awareness Day
E.2. Resolution Proclaiming the Month of August 2023 as National Breastfeeding Month
F. CONSENT AGENDA (The entire Consent Agenda will be passed in one motion to
include everything under Section F.)
Development and Environmental Services Group
Planning and Development
F.1. Approval RE: Disbursement of Educational Facilities Impact Fees (Districts 1-5)
Public Works Department
F.2. Approval Re: Interlocal Agreement with Merritt Island Redevelopment Agency (MIRA)
for Road Widening – South Courtenay Parkway (Cone Road to Fortenberry Road) –
District 2.
F.3. Adopt Resolution and Release Performance Bond: Cove at Morrow Place (FKA Morrow
Place at Walkabout) – District 1
Developer: D.R. Horton, Inc.
F.4. Approval Re: Third Amendment to Interlocal Agreement Regarding St. Johns Heritage
Parkway Intersection and Babcock Street – Districts 3 and 5
Community Services Group
Housing and Human Services
F.5. Approval, RE: Revisions to Board of County Commissioner’s Policy BCC-57 – Indigent
Cremation Program
Support Services Group
Human Resources
F.6. Approval of FY23-24 Liability, Workers’ Compensation, Crime, Pollution and Aviation
Administrative Services Group
County Attorney
F.7. Amendment to BCC-97, Board Meeting Rules and Procedures, Clarifying Notice
Requirements when an Item is Continued to a Subsequent Meeting
F.8. Approval of Settlement with Spectrum Sunshine State, LLC (formerly Bright House
Networks, LLC) in Brevard County v. Karl G. Owens, et. al, Case Number
County Manager
F.9. Appointment(s) / Reappointment(s)
F.10. Approval of Resolution and Real Estate Contract for Sale of Property in County Owned
Commerce Park in Titusville
F.11. Bill Folder
F.12. Precinct Boundaries – Altered and Added (Chapter 101.001 (1) Florida Statutes)
G.1. Permission to Participate in and Accept two (2) U.S. Dept. of Justice 2023 Edward Byrne
Memorial Justice Assistance Grants.
G.2. Public Interest Determination: Wetland Impacts for Florida Power and Light (FPL)
Service Center, Port St. John Parkway & Grissom Road (District 1)
G.3. Petition to Vacate, Re: Public Utility & Drainage Easement- 705 Casa Grande Drive –
“Suntree PUD, Stage 14, Tract 10, Unit 3” Plat Book 29, Page 63 – Melbourne – Yama
Graff – District 4
G.4. A Public Hearing to Consider an Ad Valorem Tax Abatement Ordinance for L3Harris
Technologies, Inc. (Project LEO).
G.5. A Public Hearing to Consider an Ad Valorem Tax Abatement Ordinance for L3Harris
Technologies, Inc. (Project SAMT).
H.1. Acknowledgement of Receipt and Board Direction, Re: Merritt Island Feasibility Study
H.2. Approval to Issue Solid Waste Management System Revenue Bonds, Series 2023 within
the Parameters Established by the Board of County Commissioners
Development and Environmental Services Group
I.1. Performance Bond Reduction: Pineda Boulevard West Extension Segments F, G, & H,
Phases 1 -3 – District 4
Developer: The Viera Company
Community Services Group
I.2. Approval, Re: FY 2023-24 Tourist Development Council (TDC) Capital Facilities Grant
Program Application, Funding, Guidelines, and Committee Score Sheet.
I.3. Approval, Re: Tourist Development Council FY 2023-24 Cultural Support Grant Program
I.4. Approval, Re: Tourist Development Council’s recommended funding for Brevard
Cultural Alliance Professional Services Contract for FY 2023-24.
I.5. Board Discussion re: Waste Management’s request for a rate adjustment beyond
annual CPI-Garbage & Trash index
Add Ons
J.1. Frank Abbate, County Manager
J.2. Morris Richardson, County Attorney
J.3. Tom Goodson, Commissioner District 2, Vice-Chair
J.4 John Tobia, Commissioner District 3
J.5. Rob Feltner, Commissioner District 4
J.6. Jason Steele, Commissioner District 5
J.7. Rita Pritchett, Commissioner District 1, Chair

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