November 14, 2008

1:30 p.m.


City Council Conference Room A

Suite 425, City Hall

117 W. Duval Street



Attendance:  Chairman Michael Corrigan; Council Members Yarborough, Joost and Webb

Kirk Sherman and Janice Billy  – Auditor’s Office; Jessica Stephens – Legislative Services Division; Peggy Sidman – Office of General Counsel; Sherry Hall – Mayor’s Office; Mickey Miller – Finance Department; Wight Gregor and Laura Stagner – Housing and Neighborhoods Department; Lin White and Bob Williams – Public Works Department; Nate Rezeau – Recreation and Community Services Department; Vince Seibold – Environmental and Compliance Department; Kerri Stewart – Deputy CAO; Kevin Stork and Bob Johnson – Administration and Finance Department; Jody McDaniel – Planning and Development Department; Pam Trent – Judicial/Courts; Angela Ryan, Dianne Smith, Celeste Hicks and Sarah Lane – ECAs; Jeff Clements – Council Research Division; Bruce Fletcher – agent; Charles Anderson and Ines Beecher – Miami-Dade County delegation


The meeting was called to order at 1:30 p.m. by Chairman Corrigan. 


Assistant Council Auditor Janice Billy reviewed the Auditor’s marked agenda which included 7 items to be deferred, 27 items ready for action, 3 items to be withdrawn, and 22 items to be read a second time and re-referred.  The Chairman announced that bill 2008-698 (renewal and amendment of cooperative agreement between the City and School Board for school resource officers) would be deferred as well. Ms. Billy noted that 2008-821 (ordinance authorizing a 3rd amendment to a redevelopment agreement between the City and H.O.P.E. Inc. for an economic development project) was deferred earlier in the day by the Rules Committee and the administration recommended deferral in Finance as well.  Council Member (and Rules Committee Chair) Webb explained that the bill we deferred because the proposed amendment failed to gain a second to the motion.  He is amenable to letting the Finance Committee take up the bill today and discharging it from Rules should the other committees recommend approval this week.


On 2008-945 (ordinance deleting lost or stolen personal property from the City inventory), Finance Director Mickey Miller explained that the bill largely covers old, fully depreciated equipment, particularly outdated computers.  Ms. Billy stated that, in addition to the bills marked for withdrawal on the agenda, the administration was additionally requesting withdrawal of bills 2008-938 (grant of utility easement to JEA) and 2008-939 (grant of utility easement to TECO People’s Gas).


The Chairman introduced members of the Miami-Dade County Commission and Miami-Dade County Auditor’s Office who are visiting Jacksonville to observe the relationship between the City Council and Council Auditor and the auditor’s function during committee meetings.  The group had met earlier in the day with current Council Auditor Kirk Sherman, former Council Auditor Bob Johnson, and other members of the council staff.


The Chairman also noted that at the conclusion of the agenda, Deputy CAO Kerri Stewart will be making a follow-up presentation to her initial discussion at the last meeting on the Mayor’s new vehicle assignment and car allowance policy.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 1:40 p.m.



Jeff Clements, City Council Research



Posted 11.18.08

11:15 a.m.


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