October 28, 2008

3:00 p.m.


Lynwood Roberts Room

1st Floor, City Hall

117 W. Duval Street



Attendance: Council President Fussell, Council Members Holt, Yarborough, Redman, Johnson, M. Jones, Graham, Joost, Bishop, Hyde


Also:  Peggy Sidman, Steve Rohan and Dylan Reingold – Office of General Counsel; Kirk Sherman and Janice Billy – Council Auditor’s Office; Dana Farris and Carol Owens – Legislative Services Division; Sherry Hall – Mayor’s Office; Lin White and Bob Williams – Dept. of Public Works;  Laura Stagner and Clayton Bailey – Housing and Neighborhoods Department;  Susan Stewart – Duval Legislative Delegation; John Crofts – Planning and Development Department; Dianne Smith, Debbie Delgado, Angela Ryan, Celeste Hicks, Sarah Lane, Mina Hosseini, Meghan Friel, Alison Miller, Scott Wilson, Sandra Lane and Rupal Wells – ECAs; Annette Hastings – Tourist Development Council; Jeff Cements – City Council Research; Steve Cassada – Council Administrative Services; Tia Mitchell – Florida Times-Union; Kevin Meerschart – WJCT;  Robert White – Cultural Council;  Mike Miller – JTA; Alberta Hipps, Susan Green, Brenda Ezell, Trey Mills



The meeting was called to order at 3:07 p.m. by Council President Fussell.


Council Member Hyde reviewed the Rules Committee’s actions from its meeting, noting that 2008-908 (amendment to health code with regard to temporary recreational vehicle parks), while recommended for approval as an emergency in 2 committees, is instead being moved for withdrawal at the request of the Council President after further discussions with the Health Department.


Assistant Council Auditor Janice Billy reviewed the Finance 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 M. Jones stated that she would have a floor amendment to 2006-794 (resolution designating the Soutel/ Moncrief Community Redevelopment Area as a brownfield).  The floor amendment to remove one property from the district will incorporate the TEU amendment.


Council Member Holt reviewed the RCD Committee’s actions from its meeting, noting that resolution 2008-898 commemorating the life of community activist Ralph Malphurs will be amended on the floor to mark his recent passing.


Council Member Graham reviewed the LUZ Committee’s actions from its meeting.


Council Member M. Jones requested emergency approval of resolution 2008-981 (declaring November 16, 2008 as Adoption Sunday) as an emergency of first reading, which was approved.


Council Member Graham reported that the withdrawal of 2008-908 regarding temporary RV parks was done in consideration of the Council President’s discussions with the Health Department and a 1-year trial solution that has been devised and will be tested with this week’s Georgia/Florida game.


Susan Green representing the applicants for rezoning 2008-840 (from CO to CRO on San Jose Boulevard) stated that she had been working with Council Member Webb on a plan to change the proposed rezoning category from CRO to PUD and had been expecting him to introduce a floor amendment to that effect tonight and have the bill re-referred to LUZ after tonight’s public hearing.  Unfortunately Mr. Webb has been called out of town on a family emergency and Ms. Green asked if the Chair of the LUZ Committee would propose the floor amendment in Mr. Webb’s absence.  The President requested specific permission from Mr. Webb or his office before he would be willing the make the change in his absence.



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:16 p.m.




Jeff Clements, Chief

Council Research Division




Posted 10/28/08

4:40 p.m.