May 19, 2008

9:30 a.m.


City Council Conference Room A

Suite 425, City Hall

117 West Duval Street



Attendance:  Committee Chair Warren Jones; Committee Member Clay Yarborough; Janice Billy, Office of Council Auditor; Peggy Sidman, Office of General Counsel; Shirley Nulf, Rachel Welsh, and Rick Campbell, Office of City Council; Sherry Hall, Office of the Mayor


The Committee Chair, Warren Jones, called the meeting to order at 9:32 a.m.  He proceeded with a review of the marked agenda containing the suggested committee actions.


The Chair commented that interested parties are working toward amending 2005-718, and that it would be deferred.


It was noted that 08-323 has an amendment to correct a section.


08-329 was explained as codifying existing practice.


Rather than being deferred, 08-341 is ready for action.  An amendment is to be considered.


Ms. Sidman informed the Chair that legislation has been prepared for introduction and emergency consideration at the next Council meeting to address qualifying for the special election to fill the vacancy in the Office of City Council, Group 2 At Large.  A lawsuit has been filed to open the field to additional candidates, and previous legislation on this subject would be amended to account for a resulting court order.  She advised that the draft legislation is for discussion, and not action, at the Rules Committee meeting today.


The meeting was adjourned at 9:37 a.m.


Rick Campbell, Research Assistant