July 22, 2008

3:00 p.m.


Lynwood Roberts Room

1st Floor, City Hall

117 W. Duval Street



Attendance: Council President Fussell, Council Members Clark, Holt, Yarborough, Corrigan, Bishop, Joost, Graham, W. Jones, Redman, Webb and Johnson


Also: Peggy Sidman, Steve Rohan, Jason Teal and Shannon Eller – Office of General Counsel; Kirk Sherman and Janice Billy – Council Auditor’s Office; Dana Farris and Carol Owens – Legislative Services Division; Cheryl Brown – Council Secretary; Shannon Hewett – Mayor’s Office; Lin White – Dept. of Public Works; Wight Greger and Kelly Boree – Recreation and Community Development Department; Vince Seibold – Environmental Resource Department; Kent Olsen – Budget Officer; Brad Thoburn – Planning and Development Department; Kerri Stewart – Deputy CAO; Dianne Smith, Debbie Delgado, Suzanne Warren, Alison Miller, Susie Loving, Sandra Lane, Tiffany Clark, Meghan Friel, Sarah Lane, Allison Miller, Celeste Hicks, Suzie Loving, Sandra Lane, Mina Hosseini and Angela Ryan – ECAs; Kevin Meerschaert – WJCT; Tia Mitchell – Florida Times-Union; Paul Harden – agent; Alberta Hipps - agent


The meeting was called to order at 3:00 p.m. by Council President Fussell.


Council Member Webb reviewed the Rules Committee’s actions from its meeting. 


Council Member Corrigan reviewed the Finance Committee’s actions from its meeting.  He noted that item 2008-134 is shown on the Consent Agenda despite the fact that the Finance and TEU Committees made different recommendations on the bill.  The bill will be pulled from the consent agenda and taken up separately.  He also noted that the Finance and RCD committee reports differ on 2008-328 (lease for Jacksonville Skeet and Trap Club); the RCD recommendation will be moved first.


Council Member Yarborough reviewed the PHS Committee’s actions from its meeting.


Council Member Bishop reviewed the TEU Committee’s actions from its meeting.  He stated that a floor amendment will be offered for 2008-30 (water conservation ordinance) and the Vince Seibold, Chief of the Environmental Quality Division, will be present to explain the amendment.


Council Member W. Jones gave the RCD Committee report, noting that all items had been previously covered.  He stated that several people spoke in opposition to 2008-328 at the committee meeting and may do so again tonight, requesting deferral of the bill and re-referral to committee.


Council Member Graham gave the LUZ Committee report.  He stated that a floor substitute would be offered on ordinance 2008-258 (airport zone land use and noise zone regulations).


Council Member Corrigan pointed out that emergency action is going to be proposed on resolution 2008-553, the tentative millage rate and “rolled back” rate calculation.  The bill needs to be approved on first reading tonight to meet the deadline of August 4th for reporting the millage rates to the Property Appraiser for advertisement.


Council Member Johnson requested emergency first reading approval of ordinances 2008-573 and -574 appropriating funds to the Alzheimer’s respite care senior companion program.  President Fussell requested that the bills go through one committee cycle before emergency approval.


Council Member Bishop noted that the Finance and TEU Committee recommendations differ on ordinance 2008-211 (green building initiative).


Council Member Graham stated that he would be proposing a floor amendment to 2008-255 (fair share assessment for L & S Ranch project).



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:15 p.m.




Jeff Clements, Chief

Council Research Division




Posted 7/22/08

5:40 p.m.