CITY COUNCIL AGENDA MEETING MINUTES
February 26, 2008
City Council Conference Room A
117 W. Duval Street
President Davis, Council Members Corrigan, Redman, W. Jones, Fussell,
Also: Peggy Sidman, Dylan Reingold, Shannon Eller, Cindy Laquidara, Steve Rohan and Tracey Arpen – Office of General Counsel; Kirk Sherman, Janice Billy and Philip Peterson – Council Auditor’s Office; Dana Farris and Carol Owens – Legislative Services Division; Cheryl Brown – Council Secretary; Lisa Rinaman and Sherry Hall – Mayor’s Office; Lin White and Bob Williams – Dept. of Public Works; Kelly Boree – Recreation and Community Affairs Department; John Crofts - Planning Department; Angela Ryan, Jenny Huxford, Tiffany Clark, Dianne Smith, Celeste Hicks, Suzie Loving, Bridgette Green, Sarah Balme, Sandra Lane, Connie Holt and Rupal Wells – ECAs; Rachel Welsh – Staff Services; Kevin Meerschaert – WJCT; Martha Shirko - citizen
The meeting was called to order at 3:00 p.m. by Council President Davis.
Council Member W. Jones gave the Rules Committee report. He noted that Ordinance 2008-182 to appropriate $100,000 from the EPB Trust Fund for a study of the effects of freshwater withdrawal from the St. Johns River would be moved for discharge from the Finance Committee and for withdrawal, and that Resolution 2008-126 supporting efforts to bring the Knowledge Is Power program to Jacksonville would be moved for discharge from the Rules Committee and approval.
Council Member Shad gave the Finance Committee report.
Assistant Council Auditor Janice Billy gave the PHS Committee report, noting that all bills had been covered by the previous reports.
Council Member Clark gave the TEU Committee report, noting that all bills had been covered by the previous reports.
Assistant Council Auditor Janice Billy gave the RDC Committee report, noting that all bills had been covered by the previous reports.
Council Member Corrigan gave the LUZ Committee report. He requested that Deputy General Counsel Steve Rohan give a brief explanation at the council meeting of the effect of Ordinance 2008-128 amending the Ordinance Code and extending the amortization period for non-conforming adult entertainment establishments for an additional 2 years to 2012. Mr. Rohan stated that Chief Deputy General Counsel Cindy Laquidara would also be present to address the Council on the settlement negotiations.
President Davis noted that three council members were excused from the meeting entirely and another was excused for an early departure. He reminded the council members of the importance of remaining in their seats to maintain a quorum at all times.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:08 p.m.
Jeff Clements, Chief
Council Research Division