Council President Charles Samuels called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM. The meeting opened with the customary prayer spoken by Rev. Donna Tucker, Associate Minister at Tabernacle Baptist Church [0:26], followed by the Pledge of Allegiance [1:36].
This was followed by the Council Chambers evacuation announcement [1:54], and rules for speakers [2:39]. All members of Council were present [3:36].