FINANCE COMMITTEE AGENDA MEETING MINUTES
MARCH 3, 2008
CITY COUNCIL CONFERENCE ROOM A
117 W. Duval Street
Attendance: Council Members Shad, Graham and Hyde
Peggy Sidman, Steve Rohan and Cindy Laquidara – 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; Lin White – Public Works Dept.; Bob Williams – Real Estate Division; Cheryl Runyon – Sheriff’s Office; Wight Gregor and Dayatra Coles – Housing and Neighborhoods Dept.; Kevin Stork – Administration and Finance Dept.; Eric Lindstrom – JEDC; Debbie Delgado – ECA; Martha Shirko - citizen
The meeting was called to order at 1:30 p.m.
Chairman Shad reviewed the agenda items, which include 14 items to be deferred, 21 items ready for action, 1 item requested for emergency approval on first reading, and 24 items to be read second and re-referred. Item 2008-129 regarding the stormwater utility was deferred earlier in the day at the Rules Committee but the Chairman indicated his willingness to take up the bill for action in Finance, depending on the Council President’s preference. With regard to the proposal to move 2008-182 (funding for a $100,000 study of the effects of withdrawal of fresh water from the upper St. Johns River) as an emergency, the Chair asked and was assured that the bill’s sponsor and others would be present to the explain the bill’s intent and to address the need for emergency action.
The Chair also indicated that he would communicate with the Council President about whether former Council Member Jay Jabour would be replaced on the Finance Committee or if the committee would remain at 6 members for the time being.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 1:35 p.m.
Jeff Clements, City Council Research