May 19, 2008

1:30 P.M.



Suite 425, City Hall

117 W. Duval Street



Attendance: Chairman Shad

Peggy Sidman and Shannon Eller – Office of General Counsel; Janice Billy – Council Auditor’s Office; Jessica Morales – Legislative Services Division; Sherry Hall – Mayor’s Office; John Jackson – City Council Research; Lin White – Public Works Dept.; Bob Williams – Real Estate Division; Wight Greger – Housing and Neighborhoods Department;  Kelly Boree – Recreation and Community Services Department; Paul Crawford – JEDC; Dick Cohee – Police and Fire Pension Fund; Debbie Delgado, Alison Miller, Dianne Smith and Celeste Hicks – ECAs; Henry Cook – Retired Employees’ Association; Nelson Cuba – Fraternal Order of Police; Jessica Deal – Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce


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


Chairman Shad reviewed the agenda items, which included 9 items to be deferred, 17 items ready for action, and 19 items to be read a second time and re-referred.  He noted that Council Members Clark and Joost are excused from the meeting and the Council President has appointed Council Member Warren Jones as a member of the committee for through the end of this Council year in June.


The administration requested deferral of 2007-1136 (creation of defined contribution retirement plan) while further work is done on the bill.  Finance Director Mickey Miller will be present to answer any questions the committee may have.  Library Director Barbara Gubbin and Library Board member Bill Scheu will be present to discuss 2008-210 (Main Library conference center operations), and a member of the Jacksonville Skeet and Trap Club is expected to be present to discuss 2008-328 (lease between the City and the club for property on New Berlin Road).  Janice Billy explained that 2008-345 (appropriation of 2% operating lapse funds) was the latest installment of lapse funding restorations recommended by the Ad Hoc Committee on Budget Efficiencies.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 1:33 p.m.



Jeff Clements, City Council Research