MARCH 31, 2008

1:30 P.M.



Suite 425, City Hall

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Chairman Shad reviewed the agenda items, which include 12 items to be deferred, 1 item to be withdrawn, 12 items ready for action, 10 items to be read a second time and re-referred, and 1 item to be substituted and re-referred.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 Central Florida.  The bill will be taken up out of order early on the agenda.


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