February 19, 2008

3:30 p.m.


City Council Conference Room A

Suite 425, City Hall

117 W. Duval Street



Attendance:  Chairman Kevin Hyde; committee members Redman, Holt and Joost

Janice Billy – Auditor’s Office; Phillip Zamarron – Legislative Services Division; Steve Rohan – Office of General Counsel; Sherry Hall – Mayor’s Office; Dan Kleman – Fire and Rescue Department; Jeff Clements – Research Division; Angela Ryan, Alison Miller and Angela Ryan – ECAs



The meeting was called to order at 3:30 p.m. by Chairman Hyde who reviewed the marked agenda, which included 4 items to be deferred, 7 items ready for action and 6 items recommended for second reading and re-referral. 


With regard to 2008-52 appropriating $3,300 from a Full Service Schools grant for the purchase of printed materials for the Stop Teen Underage Drinking Program, Councilman Redman wondered if the appropriation was diverting funds from other Full Service Schools program.  Cheryl Runyon of the Sheriff’s Office should be present at the committee meeting and can answer that question.  In response to a question about why 2008-72 waives the provision that communications towers in public parks be camouflaged, Jeff Clements stated that it was his understanding that the Sheriff’s Office requested the waiver so that it could utilize the tower for JSO communications antennas that are somehow incompatible with the camouflage system.  With regard to 2008-88, a new introduction making amendments to the Public Service Grant process, Steve Rohan noted that there are several scrivener’s errors to be corrected; the chairman preferred to make the corrections at the next committee meeting.


Mr. Hyde noted that his draft legislation to incorporate the PHS Committee’s findings and recommendations from its crime and safety forums was distributed at the last committee meeting, and he has received several proposed amendments from committee members.  He will incorporate those suggestions and file the legislation for introduction under the committee’s sponsorship.  He also anticipates that this bill will also be the vehicle for legislatively considering the results of the Jacksonville Journey process.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:36 p.m.



Jeff Clements, City Council Research