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n <br />• <br />November 6, 1998 <br />SPECIAL JOINT MEETING WITH CITY OF VERO BEACH <br />CONCERNING THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS <br />The Board of County Commissioners of Indian River County, Florida, met in Special <br />Session at the County Commission Chambers, 1840 25'h Street, Vero Beach, Florida, on <br />Tuesday, November 6, 1998, at 2:30 P.M., for the purpose of conducting a joint meeting <br />with the City of Vero Beach regarding the Los Angeles Dodgers. Present were John W. <br />Tippin, Chairman; Kenneth R. Macht, Vice Chairman; Fran B. Adams; and Caroline D. <br />Ginn. Commissioner Eggert was absent due to illness. Also present for the County were <br />James E. Chandler, County Administrator; Charles P. Vitunac, County Attorney; and Patricia <br />B. Held, Deputy Clerk. <br />Present from the Vero Beach City Council were Carl Pease, Mayor; Sandra Bowden, <br />Vice Mayor; Jack Grossett; Art Neuberger; and Tom White. Also present for the City were <br />Rex Taylor, City Manager; Robert Sechen, City Attorney; and Tammy Vock, City Clerk. <br />Chairman Tippin called the meeting to order at 2:30 p.m. and welcomed all. He <br />commented on the good turnout and the spillover crowd was directed to the First Floor <br />Conference Room which had the live cable TV broadcast and was equipped with speakers <br />so everyone could hear. <br />Mayor Pease:thanked Chairman Tippin for the welcome and also welcomed everyone. <br />He believed that everyone philosophically agreed on why they were here, but they would <br />have to wait to see what happened. <br />City Manager Taylor thanked the elected officials for agreeing to come together to <br />4� <br />discuss what he considered to be a very significant policy issue, which also may be even <br />considered to be historic for this community. At question is what actions will be taken to <br />retain the L.A. Dodgers here in Vero Beach, Indian River County. He explained that prior <br />to coming to Vero Beach 3 years ago, he had been the City Manager of Leesburg, Florida. <br />He told of Leesburg's efforts in trying to attract a major league baseball team for spring <br />November 6, 1998 <br />1 <br />BOOK 107 Fb,GE " <br />