RESEARCH DIVISION




April 15, 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 Bishop, C/M Johnson; Lisa Rinaman, Administration; Carmen Martin, Kirk Sherman, Council Auditor’s Office; ; ECAs Meghan Friel; Sandra Lane;  Lin White,  Public Works; Wyman Duggan; Stephen Smith, Planning & Development; Margaret Sidman, Steve Rohan, Office of General Counsel; Christi Veleta, Environmental Compliance;  ECAs Meghan Friel, Connie Holt, 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.


On Item #3, ORD 2007-401, re Duval County Unified Courthouse Prog, Office of General Counsel’s Peggy Sidman indicated that there were competing amendments addressing the specified name of the project,  use of the proceeds from the sale of the Bay Street courthouse facility and City Hall Annex to retire the debt incurred by the Unified Courthouse.


On Item #11, ORD 2008-134, Creating Sec 111.350 (Neighborhoods Safety Trust Fund), Council Auditor Kirk Sherman said that he hopes to have more information at the next Committee meeting to better inform the body; the item is moving through two House of Representatives Committees in Tallahassee; there seems to be some reluctance from Tallahassee in giving local governments the authority to collect fees from State roads.


On Items #18 & 19, ORDs 2008-226, 2008-255, Apv Fair Share Assessments for “Garden Park Station Tarragon” Proj and “L and S Ranch” Proj, Kirk Sherman indicated that there have been changes in the amount of the respective assessments (increases).


The meeting was adjourned at 9:35 a.m.


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