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May 6, 2008

9:30 a.m.


City Council Conference Room A

Suite 425, City Hall

117 West Duval Street



Attendance: C/M Clark (Chair), C/M Holt, C/M Johnson, C/M Redman; Lisa Rinaman, Administration; Kirk Sherman, Carmen Martin, Council Auditorís Office; Bob Williams, Lin White, Public Works; Wyman Duggan; Stephen Smith, Planning & Development; Margaret Sidman, Dylan Reingold Office of General Counsel; Vince Siebold, Environmental Quality & Compliance; Attorney Paul Harden; Attorney T.R. Hainline; Allison Luker, Tax Collectorís Office; ECA Sandra Lane; Sharonda Pender, Legislative Services; John J. Jackson, Council Research Division.


The Chair reviewed the agenda, citing those items that were going to be taken up and those items that were going to be deferred.


Lisa Rinaman advised the Committee that the Administration was requesting that Item #10, ORD 2008-211, Approp $311,030 from EPB Trust Fund to hire a Green Initiatives Coordinator, be deferred.


Item #20, RESO 2008-302, Expressing Cityís Strong Encouragement that JTA USE THE TraditionalJ-Bill Process to Amend Legislative Charter, was being withdrawn at the request of the sponsor.


The Chair indicated that a transportation steering committee gathering would be kicking off its nation-wide tour here in Jacksonville.Representatives from the transportation industries (rail, trucking, bus, etc) and elected officials from all over the country will be here to see what we are doing with our infrastructure on the long term basis.


The meeting was adjourned at 9:40 a.m.


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