November 3, 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 and Hyde (arr. 1:37)

Kirk Sherman and Janice Billy  – Auditor’s Office; Jessica Stephens – Legislative Services Division; Steve Rohan, Peggy Sidman, Shannon Eller and Kristina Nelson – Office of General Counsel; Sherry Hall – Mayor’s Office; Mickey Miller – Finance Department; Wight Gregor, Laura Stagner and Dayatra Coles – Housing and Neighborhoods Department; Lin White and Bob Williams – Public Works Department; Dan Kleman – Fire and Rescue Department; Cheryl Runyon – Sheriff’s Office; Kelly Boree, Nate Rezeau, Kriss Duckett and Brad Burbaugh – Recreation and Community Services Department; Michael Stewart and Rosa Beckett – JAA; Angela Ryan, Alison Miller, Dianne Smith and Celeste Hicks – ECAs; Jeff Clements – Council Research Division; Rachel Witkowski – Jacksonville Business Journal; Mike Sharkey – Financial News and Daily Record; Jim Gilmore


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reviewed the Auditor’s marked agenda which included 9 items to be deferred, 15 items ready for action, 1 item to be withdrawn, 1 item to be amended and re-referred, 1 item to be acted on as an emergency on first reading, and 25 items to be read a second time and re-referred.  Chairman Corrigan stated that he would be offering a floor amendment to item #6, 2008-656 (adoption of Fire and Rescue Department’s list of improvements from TriData study).  The chairman also state that he would be deferring item #7, 2008-698 (renewal and amendment of cooperative agreement between City/JSO and School Board for school resource officers) until he receives curriculum information he had previously requested.


Ms. Billy stated that item #19, 2008-911 (creation of an ex-offender hiring program) was substituted in the Rules Committee this morning and Council Member Hyde will be present to discuss the bill intent and the nature of the substitute.  With regard to item #22, 2008-918 (amendment to JAA budget and CIP plan), Council Member Yarborough asked to clarify the Auditor’s written remarks on the marked agenda to reflect that the $500,000 being moved from the JAA budget to the Council Contingency fund is solely for an environmental study, not for design or construction as written.


Finance Director Mickey Miller stated that he would be present to give a brief update on the state of the financial markets and to make the quarterly update on the City’s operating investments portfolio.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 1:39 p.m.



Jeff Clements, City Council Research



Posted 11.4.08

2:25 p.m.


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