RULES COMMITTEE AGENDA MEETING MINUTES
August 4, 2008
City Council Conference Room A
117 West Duval Street
Attendance: Committee Chair Jack Webb; Committee Member Clay Yarborough; Heather Norsworthy and Phillip Peterson, Office of Council Auditor; Steve Rohan, Office of General Counsel; Shirley Nulf, Rachel Welsh, and Rick Campbell, Office of City Council; Sherry Hall, Office of the Mayor
The Committee Chair, Jack Webb, called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. He asked Ms. Norsworthy to take everyone through the marked agenda containing the suggested committee actions.
Changes, additions, and comments concerning the agenda as marked included:
05-718 The Chair inquired as to the deferral, and Mr. Peterson responded with the history; the Chair stated his desire to obtain the current status of negotiations so that the committee can proceed with the item or withdraw it
08-468 Substitute provisions were explained, and it was stated that staff will be present to answer committee questions
08-513 Ms. Hall requested deferral to allow for review of the information compiled by the Office of General Counsel; after discussion, the Chair agreed to defer to item
08-568 It was noted that there is an amendment being proposed to appoint C/M Hyde rather than C/M Holt
Mr. Rohan informed the Chair that he will be bringing two bills before the Rules Committee for informal consideration. The bills are to be introduced at the next City Council meeting, with emergency action being requested. One bill provides an exemption for senior citizen centers from the prohibition on campaigning in public work places. The other clarifies Council Vice President Richard Clark’s appointment as a substitute member of the Duval County Canvassing Board.
The Chair advised that he will have the committee consider appointments at the beginning of the meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:41 a.m.
Rick Campbell, Research Assistant