FINANCE COMMITTEE AGENDA MEETING MINUTES
July 14, 2008
CITY COUNCIL CONFERENCE ROOM A
117 W. Duval Street
Attendance: Chairman Corrigan, Committee Members Joost, Graham and Yarborough
Peggy Sidman – Office of General Counsel; Janice Billy and Kirk Sherman – Council Auditor’s Office; Jessica Morales – Legislative Services Division; Sherry Hall – Mayor’s Office; Jeff Clements – City Council Research; Lin White and Bob Williams – Public Works Dept; Kevin Stork – General Accounting Division; Wight Greger – Housing and Neighborhoods Department; Kelly Boree, Nathan Rezeau and Jody Daniel – Recreation and Community Services Department; Dianne Smith, Sarah Lane, Meghan Friel, Angela Ryan, Allison Miller and Celeste Hicks – ECAs; Renee Barlow, David Steinau, John Pine – JEA; Linda Aycock – Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens
The meeting was called to order at 1:30 p.m.
Council Auditor Kirk Sherman reviewed the City Council budget review process which began with the Mayor’s budget presentation earlier in the day. The Mayor’s proposed millage rate is slightly above the rolled-back rate calculation, so would require a 2/3 majority vote to adopt. The first action to be taken is the adoption of the tentative rollback rate which is required to be reported to the Property Appraiser by July 24th, so will need to be acted upon as an emergency at the next Council meeting or at a special called meeting.
Assistant Council Auditor Janice Billy reviewed the marked committee agenda which included 13 items to be deferred (5 as a result of deferral at the Rules Committee meeting earlier in the day), 7 items ready for action and 10 items to be recommended for second reading and re-referral. She pointed out the attachments to the agenda relating to bill 2008-369 (amending the Jacksonville Retirement System Board of Trustees) for further detail about the proposed board changes.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 1:38 p.m.
Jeff Clements, City Council Research