July 15, 2008

3:30 p.m.


City Council Conference Room A

Suite 425, City Hall

117 West Duval Street


Attendance:  Committee Chair Art Graham; Council Member Don Redman; Shannon Eller, Office of General Counsel; Brad Thoburn, John Crofts, Sean Kelly, and Folks Huxford, Department of Planning and Development; Merriane Lahmeur, Marilyn Allen, and Rick Campbell, Office of City Council


The Committee Chair, Art Graham, called the meeting to order at 3:35 p.m.  He asked Mr. John Crofts to take everyone through the marked agenda containing the suggested committee actions.


Changes, additions, and comments concerning the agenda as marked included:

06-220 Discussion was held concerning withdrawal; the agent, Paul Harden, requested deferral     and the Chair indicated a willingness to defer, pending additional information

06-658 Public hearing to be closed, with new hearing dates to be set

07-803 To be deferred until further notice to allow for discussions with JTA

08-40 It was anticipated that this item will be ready to be heard soon; Mr. Harden is to get with     the District Council Member

08-236 Awaiting substitute legislation rezoning to PUD

08-258 It was noted that there were not many speakers at the recent Planning Commission           hearing on this item

08-313 C/M Redman requested that the public hearing be continued and the item deferred to         allow for ongoing discussions among the parties

08-314 It was stated that C/M Lee has requested deferral

08-366 Planning and Development Department recommendation to deny was noted; the agent,      Charles Mann, indicated that the District Council Member was not opposed to granting            the waiver

08-411 and 08-412 Mr. Harden, agent, inquired as to status; Ms. Eller will obtain information,        and withdrawal may be recommended at tonight’s meeting


Discussion was held concerning several bills which may be converted from small scale to semi-annual status for the fall series based on issues raised by the State.  Plans are to eventually substitute pending items.  Items not yet introduced will be drafted as semi-annual legislation.


The Chair stated his intent to act on many of the items introduced prior to 2008 as soon as it is reasonable.  He is working with the Planning and Development Department to ensure that items do not needlessly remain on the agenda with no progress.


As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:52 p.m.


Rick Campbell, Research Assistant:  630-1679


Posted 07.16.08

1:40 p.m.