Minutes: Civil Service Board 02-27-20

City of Miami

3500 Pan American Drive
Miami, FL  33133

Meeting Minutes

Thursday, February 27, 2020
9:00 AM
Commission Chambers

Civil Service Board

Troy Sutton, Chairperson
Michael Dames, Chief Examiner
Rafael Cabrera, Board Member
Ulysses Garcia, Board Member
Wilbur Jackson, Jr., Board Member

Pledge of Allegiance

The meeting was called to order at 9:17 am, with the Pledge of Allegiance.  At commencement of the meeting, attendance was as follows: 

Attendee Name



Troy Sutton



Michael Dames

Chief Examiner


Rafael Cabrera

Board Member


Ulysses Garcia

Board Member


Wilbur M. Jackson, Jr.

Board Member



Adoption of Agenda

Chair Sutton asked if there were any revisions to the Agenda.  Hearing none, a motion to adopt the Agenda as printed was considered and resulted as follows: 

Motion by Board Member Cabrera, seconded by Board Member Dames, that this matter be Approved, passed by the following vote:

AYES:                  Sutton, Dames, Cabrera, Garcia, Jackson, Jr.

H.        Today's Hearings


Hearing of Appeal on behalf of Xiao-Wen Michelle Choi, Principal Staff Analyst, concerning her demotion, effective November 14, 2017. Continued from the meeting of February 25, 2020.


Day 5:

The Board continued with the continuation of the scheduled Appeal hearing on behalf of Xio-Wen Michelle Choi, Principal Staff Analyst, concerning her demotion, effective November 14, 2017.

The Appellant was represented by Charles Mays, Attorney, Charles Mays, P.A. The Miami Police Department was represented by Adanna Ferguson, Assistant City Attorney, Office of the City Attorney.

Witnesses testifying at the request of the Department appeared in the following order:

  1. Christopher Rose, Director, Department of Management and Budget, City of Miami. Questions were posed by Members Cabrera, Dames, and Sutton.

Due to one of the Board member's prior commitments, the meeting adjourned, and a Special Civil Service Board meeting will be scheduled.

There being no further business before the Board, Chair Sutton adjourned the meeting at 10:41am.

SIGNATURE: Troy Sutton, Chairperson

ATTEST: Tishria L. Mindingall, Executive Secretary