Public Forum (Thursday, July 25, 2013)

Hilton Garden Inn
1144 Airport Blvd.
Pensacola, FL

Bruce Miles, Chair called the meeting to order at 4:00 PM.

Council Members Present:  Bruce Miles, Paul Edwards, Paul Kaminsky, Andrew Raines, Dwight Sayer, Donté Mickens, Sandra Martin, Lenora Marten, Leanne Grillot, Gloria Mills, Dan O’Connor, Sylvia Stinson-Perez, Ben Grzesik, Christopher White and  Robert Doyle, Director. 
Patricia Lipovsky attended as the representative of the Independent Living Council.

Council Staff: Phyllis Dill

DBS Staff:  Beth Crain, Wayne Jennings, Tony Pileggi, Lynn Ritter, Whitney Paine, Cynthia Lyons, LaChandra Barnes, Laura Gautier, Becky Kirsch

 Nineteen consumers were in attendance.

First consumer Comments:


Julia Pearsall who works with transportation disadvantage informed the group they have brought in over $1 million for vehicles to be purchased.  She stated that there was a Federal Grant number 5310 is for agencies to purchase vehicles for the elderly and disabled.  She urged everyone to contact the local transportation organizations.

Second Consumer Comments:

Third Consumer Comments:

He has been blind for 20 years.
He thanked the Council for giving him the opportunity to say DBS “done good”!

Fourth Consumer Comments:


Mr. Doyle apologized for the problems he encounter and assured him that as the new Director, he will be looking at customer service and the turnaround time involved.

Fifth Consumer Comments:

Sixth Consumer Comments:

Thanked the group for having the meeting and receiving consumer input.

Seventh Consumer Comments:

Mr. Miles read the following comments received via e-mail:

Eighth Consumer Comments:

Mr. Miles read the following comments received via e-mail:

 No other consumers gave comment.

Other areas of information given to consumers by Council members:

Public Forum adjourned at 5:30 PM

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