May 5, 2008

1:30 P.M.



Suite 425, City Hall

117 W. Duval Street



Attendance: Chairman Shad, Richard Clark

Peggy Sidman – Office of General Counsel; Kirk Sherman and Janice Billy – Council Auditor’s Office; Jessica Morales – Legislative Services Division; Lisa Rinaman and Sherry Hall – Mayor’s Office; Jeff Clements – City Council Research; Mickey Miller – Finance Department; Lin White – Public Works Dept.; Bob Williams – Real Estate Division; Ron Barton and Steve Emery – JEDC; Cheryl Runyon – Sheriff’s Office; Dick Cohee – Police and Fire Pension Fund; Debbie Delgado, Meghan Friel, Alison Miller and Celeste Hicks – ECAs; Ginny Myrick and Alberta Hipps - consultants


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


Chairman Shad reviewed the agenda items, which included 10 items to be deferred, 2 items to be withdrawn, 14 items ready for action, and 16 items to be read a second time and re-referred.  He noted that Council Members Lee and Joost are excused from the meeting so only a bare quorum will remain.


Seeing several representatives of the Retired Employees’ Association in attendance, the chairman asked the representatives of the Mayor’s office when bill 2007-1136 creating a defined contribution retirement plan would be ready for action.  He was informed that the bill will be taken up during the next committee cycle in two weeks.


The chairman was informed that Council Member Hyde would be abstaining from voting on bill 2008-288 (Fidelity National Financial economic development incentive package) because his law firm does considerable work for Fidelity National, which will leave the committee with only three members voting on this bill.  In the interest of allowing the bill to potentially be approved by the committee and sent to Council, Chairman Shad requested that the Council President be contacted and asked to appoint a temporary member for the committee for purposes of addressing this bill.  It was suggested that Councilman Warren Jones would be in attendance and, as the district council member for the project, would be a logical appointment.  Staff will contact the Council President and Mr. Jones immediately after the agenda meeting.


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



Jeff Clements, City Council Research