March 4, 2008

1:30 p.m.


City Council Conference Room A

Suite 425, City Hall

117 W. Duval Street



Attendance:    Council Members Graham (Chair), C/M Joost; C/M Bishop; Margaret Sidman,  Office of General Counsel; Janice Billy Council Auditor’s Office; Lisa Rinaman, Sherry Hall, Administration;Wight Greger, Housing & Neighborhoods; Eric Lindstrom, JEDC; Bob Williams, Public Works/Real Estate; Vince Siebold, Environmental Compliance; Stan Johnson, Celeste Hicks, ECAs; Marilyn Allen, Legislative Svcs; John J. Jackson, Council Research Division.


The Chair called the meeting to order at 1:35 p.m


The Chair asked the Council Auditors Office’s Janice Billy to review the agenda to indicate what items were ready for action or deferral.


The Chair inquired why Item #4, ORD Directing the Preservation & Relocation of Fire Station #5 at 347 Riverside Ave, was being deferred and where we were going with it?  Lisa Rinaman said that she would talk with the bill’s sponsor, C/M Johnson and get back to the Committee with an answer.


The Chair wanted to know the status of Item #5, ORD Amend Sec 191.114, Ord Code (Attendance & Participant Standards for Public Safety Emerg Med Personnel at Special Events, that was being deferred.  Lisa Rinaman indicated that a meeting had been scheduled with the Fire & Rescue Department to discuss options.


Eric Lindstrom of JEDC answered questions that the Chair raised on Item #11, ORD Auth 1st Amend to Economic Dev Agreemt among South Shore Group Partners, JEDC & City on Extension of Contrn Deadlines for the “St. John”
 Condo Tower” Proj.


C/M Bishop explained why he was requesting the Withdrawal of Item #28, ORD Approp $100,000 from Environmental Protection Bd Trust Fund for a Hydrology Study Report on Effects of Withdrawal of Water from St. Johns River.  The sponsor, C/M Bishop will introduce a new bill that will go through the regular procedures and be vetted by Rules.


The agenda meeting was adjourned at 1:45 p.m.



John J. Jackson, Council Research Division, (904) 630-1729