January 14, 2008

9:30 a.m.


City Council Conference Room A

Suite 425, City Hall

117 West Duval Street



Attendance:  Committee Chair Jay Jabour; Phillip Peterson, Office of Council Auditor; Steve Rohan and Tracey Arpen, Office of General Counsel; Shirley Nulf and Rick Campbell, Office of City Council; Adam Hollingsworth and Lisa Rinaman, Office of the Mayor


The Committee Chair, Jay Jabour, called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m.


At the request of the Chair, Mr. Phillip Peterson, Office of Council Auditor, reviewed the marked agenda containing the suggested committee actions.


It was noted that the appointee being considered in 2007-1338 would not be available at the next Rules Committee meeting either, and inquiry was made as to whether he could meet individually with the committee members in lieu of coming to a committee meeting.  In response, the Chair expressed his preference that the appointee come before the committee.


A question was raised as to whether 2007-1349 was properly before the committee, as action had been taken at a previous meeting.  Mr. Rohan advised that a new vote was not required, and the prior action should be noted on the committee agenda.


Mr. Rohan advised, relative to 2008-31, that only the emergency was defeated at the City Council meeting, and that the bill itself had not been voted on, nor failed, at the Council level.


Discussion was held concerning whether a report was needed by the Rules Committee on 2008-29 (not referred to the Rules Committee and not appearing on its agenda), since the Sheriff had requested emergency action.  It was explained that this was not necessary, as waivers require action by the Rules Committee, but not necessarily emergencies.


The meeting was adjourned at 9:39 a.m.


Rick Campbell, Research Assistant