August 18, 2008

3:30 p.m.


City Council Conference Room A

Suite 425, City Hall

117 W. Duval Street



Attendance:  Chairman Clay Yarborough; committee members Glorious Johnson and Bill Bishop

Janice Billy  – Auditor’s Office; Philip Zamarron – Legislative Services Division; Steve Rohan – Office of General Counsel; Cheryl Runyon – Sheriff’s Office; Sherry Hall – Mayor’s Office; Angela Ryan – ECA;


The meeting was called to order at 3:30 p.m. by Chairman Yarborough. 


Chairman Yarborough reviewed the marked agenda, which included 2 items to be deferred, 7 items ready for action and 6 items to be read a second time and re-referred.  He noted which items had been acted upon in earlier meetings of the Rules and Finance Committees.  Cheryl Runyon of the Sheriff’s Office announced the former Sheriff Nat Glover would be in attendance to speak to Ordinance 2008-559 which, in part, appropriates $75,000 to UNF for the hiring of a college counselor to support the Jacksonville Commitment scholarship program.  Mr. Yarborough asked for additional information on the proposed uses for the other funds being appropriated in that bill to non-profit organizations (Crime Stoppers, Justice Coalition, Metro Kids Konnection).  The bill was amended in Finance Committee to remove funding for the non-profits, leaving only the taser purchase.


Council Member Johnson indicated that she had several questions regarding Ordinance 2008-594 relating to the operation of the Don Brewer Early Learning Center by FCCJ and the Chairman indicated that there had been some discussion of the bill in Finance Committee earlier.  Sherry Hall indicated that 2008-682 amending the Ordinance Code regarding distribution of food to the homeless by religious organizations would not be requested for emergency consideration as indicated on the marked agenda, but would go through the regular cycle.


Chairman Yarborough indicated that the presentation by Undersheriff Frank Mackesy on the JSO’s Matrix audit would be given at the beginning of the meeting to accommodate the Undersheriff’s need to get to the Emergency Operations Center by 5:00 p.m. for a Tropical Storm Fay briefing.



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:35 p.m.


Jeff Clements, City Council Research



Posted 8.19.08

4:35 p.m.