FINANCE COMMITTEE AGENDA MEETING MINUTES
MARCH 31, 2008
CITY COUNCIL CONFERENCE ROOM A
117 W. Duval Street
Attendance: Council Members Shad, Hyde and Bishop
Steve Rohan and Bruce Page – Office of General Counsel; Kirk Sherman and Janice Billy – Council Auditor’s Office; Jessica Morales – Legislative Services Division; Sherry Hall and Lisa Rinaman – Mayor’s Office; Jeff Clements – City Council Research; Mickey Miller – Finance Department; Lin White – Public Works Dept.; Bob Williams – Real Estate Division; Cheryl Runyon – Sheriff’s Office; Debbie Delgado and Celeste Hicks – ECAs; Kevin Meerschart – WJCT; Paul Harden - attorney
The meeting was called to order at 1:30 p.m.
Chairman Shad reviewed the agenda items, which include 12 items to be deferred, 1 item to be withdrawn, 12 items ready for action, 10 items to be read a second time and re-referred, and 1 item to be substituted and re-referred. He noted that the committee will be operating with a minimum quorum of 4 since 2 members are excused and asked the members to be cognizant of the need to keep the quorum present.
Ordinance 2008-27 (“doggie
dining”) was recommended for denial in the Rules Committee this morning. Councilman
Bishop will be present to advocate for 2008-204, and ordinance appropriating
$100,000 from the EPB Trust Fund to finance a hydrological study of the St.
Johns River to determine the effects of water withdrawals in
Ordinance 2007-401, a revised courthouse construction plan, has been referred to the committee and a substitute will be moved and the bill re-referred to committee. Sam Mousa, representing the administration, will make a presentation to the committee on latest revised the courthouse proposal. The bill will have a public hearing before the Council next Tuesday and will be in committee for further discussion in 2 weeks.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 1:35 p.m.
Jeff Clements, City Council Research