CITY COUNCIL AGENDA MEETING MINUTES
November 10, 2008
1st Floor, City Hall
117 W. Duval Street
Attendance: Council President Fussell, Council Members Holt, Webb, Yarborough, Redman, W. Jones, Graham (arr. 3:10), Joost, Bishop, Gaffney
Also: Peggy Sidman, Steve Rohan, Shannon Eller and Dylan Reingold – Office of General Counsel; Kirk Sherman and Janice Billy – Council Auditor’s Office; Dana Farris – Legislative Services Division; Sherry Hall – Mayor’s Office; Lin White – Dept. of Public Works; Laura Stagner, Dayatra Coles and James Richardson – Housing and Neighborhoods Department; Kris Duckett – Central Operations Department; John Crofts – Planning and Development Department; Dianne Smith, Debbie Delgado, Angela Ryan, Celeste Hicks, Sarah Lane, Mina Hosseini, Meghan Friel, Alison Miller, Tiffany Clark and Stan Johnson – ECAs; Mike Miller – JTA; Annette Hastings – Tourist Development Council; Jeff Cements – City Council Research; Steve Cassada – Council Administrative Services; Tia Mitchell – Florida Times-Union; Kevin Meerschart – WJCT; Alberta Hipps, Dick Berry, T. R. Hainline, Paul Harden, Paige Johnston, Tom Schodorle
The meeting was called to order at 3:05 p.m. by Council President Fussell who noted that tomorrow is Veteran’s Day with a downtown parade in the morning, and encouraged thoughtful reflection and gratitude for our veterans of military service.
Council Member Webb reviewed the Rules Committee’s actions from its meeting.
Council Member Yarborough reviewed the PHS Committee’s actions from its meeting.
Council Member Bishop reviewed the TEU Committee’s actions from its meeting.
Council Member W. Jones reviewed the RCD Committee’s actions from its meeting.
Assistant Council Auditor Janice Billy reviewed the Finance Committee’s actions from its meeting, noting that 2008-946 (appropriation of $430,000 to cover ACC Football Championship ticket sales deficit) is being requested for withdrawal by the administration.
Deputy General Counsel
Shannon Eller reviewed the LUZ Committee’s actions from its meeting. She noted that Council Member Graham may be
requesting that 3 or 4 items be taken up out of order early in the meeting
before he leaves for another previously scheduled meeting. 2008-919 (modification of redevelopment plan
for Soutel/Moncrief redevelopment area) will have a floor amendment to
incorporate the LUZ existing amendment and substitute the final site plan
received today. 2008-551 (land use
Council Member Graham arrived
and requested action early in the meeting on 2008-886 (land use change on
President Fussell announced that out-going Council Member Mia Jones’ mother had been admitted to the hospital today and asked the members to keep them in their prayers.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:19 p.m.
Jeff Clements, Chief
Council Research Division