February 12, 2008

3:00 p.m.


City Council Conference Room A

Suite 425, City Hall

117 W. Duval Street



Attendance: Council President Davis, Council Members Jabour, Corrigan, Redman, W. Jones, Fussell, Yarborough, Bishop, Clark, Shad, Graham, Webb and Gaffney


Also: Peggy Sidman, Dylan Reingold, Shannon Eller, Steve Rohan and Jason Teal – Office of General Counsel; Kirk Sherman and Janice Billy  – Council Auditor’s Office; Dana Farris and Carol Owens – Legislative Services Division; Lisa Rinaman – Mayor’s Office; Lin White – Dept. of Public Works; John Crofts - Planning Department;  Paul Crawford – JEDC, Kelly Boree – Recreation and Community Services Department; Annette Hastings – Tourist Development Council; Alison Miller, Mina Hosseini, Angela Ryan, Jenny Huxford, Debbie Delgado, Tiffany Clark, Dianne Smith, Sandra Lane, Celeste Hicks, Suzie Loving, Bridgette Green and Sarah Balme – ECAs; Rachel Welsh – Staff Services; Kevin Meerschaert – WJCT; Alberta Hipps - consultant


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


Council Member Jabour gave the Rules Committee report.


Council Member Shad gave the Finance Committee report.  He noted a request for emergency approval of 2008-71 approving a legal settlement with IKON for copier equipment, which Finance approved and which seems to be more favorable to the City than the previous settlement from late 2007.


Assistant Council Auditor Janice Billy stated that the PHS Committee did not report out any bills this cycle.


Council Member Clark gave the TEU Committee report.


Council Member Graham reported that all RCD Committee bills had been previously covered.


Council Member Corrigan gave the LUZ Committee report.  He requested that Ordinance 2007-1340 (parking of certain vehicles in residential and commercial zones), which he sponsored, be discharged from committee and withdrawn.  He also noted that Council Member Gaffney requested that his Ordinance 2007-1046 (Springfield performance standards and development criteria) be amended and re-referred to LUZ.


Council Member Mia Jones requested approval to include a resolution on the addendum honoring the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority on its 100th anniversary, which the President approved.

Deputy General Counsel Steve Rohan informed the members that he will be scheduling a “shade” meeting to discuss pending Resolution 2007-1363 authorizing the General Counsel to undertake legal proceedings against the State to preserve Jacksonville’s appropriate home rule powers.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:13 p.m.






Jeff Clements, Chief

Council Research Division