Special City Council Meeting

City Council 

Attorney-Client Session

May 31, 2023


The City of Titusville City Council met in a special Attorney-Client Session on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at Titusville City Hall, second floor, Council Chamber, 555 South Washington Avenue, Titusville, Florida 32796. Those present were Mayor Daniel E. Diesel, Vice-Mayor Joe Robinson, and City Council Members Herman A. Cole, Jr., Col USAF Retired, Jo Lynn Nelson, and Dr. Sarah Stoeckel. Also present were City Manager Scott Larese, City Attorney Richard Broome, and Assistant City Clerk Jolynn Donhoff. 




Mayor Diesel opened the public meeting at 5:01 p.m. He advised the special meeting was called to hold an Attorney-Client Session to discuss pending litigation regarding of CITY OF TITUSVILLE v. SPEAK UP TITUSVILLE, INC., Case No. 2022-CA-038303 (Brevard County Circuit Court). He advised that as provided for in Florida Statutes Section 286.011(8), the Attorney-Client Session would open to the public in the City Council Chambers then recess to a private Attorney-Client Session in the Round Room Conference Room, on the first floor of City Hall, to discuss the pending litigation. 


Mayor Diesel further advised the attendees at the private Attorney-Client Session included himself, Mayor Daniel E. Diesel, Vice Mayor Joe C. Robinson, City Council Members Herman A. Cole, Jr., Jo Lynn Nelson, and Dr. Sarah Stoeckel, Litigation Attorney Leonard Collins, City Attorney Richard Broome, and City Manager William S. Larese. A certified court reporter would also be in attendance. 


In addition, Mayor Diesel advised the private Attorney-Client Session was anticipated to last for approximately one (1) hour; however, the session may continue, so long as the members of the City Council determined was necessary. At the conclusion of the private Attorney-Client Session, the Attorney-Client Session shall reopen and be adjourned in the City Council Chambers, on the second floor of Titusville City Hall, in accordance with Florida Statutes Section 286.011(8). 


At 6:27 p.m. and at the conclusion of the private Attorney-Client Session, Mayor Diesel reopened the meeting in the Council Chamber on the second floor of Titusville City Hall. Mayor Diesel subsequently announced the termination of the special Attorney-Client Session and with no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 6:29 p.m.