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January 15, 2008

9:30 a.m.


City Council Conference Room A

Suite 425, City Hall

117 West Duval Street




Attendance: C/Ms Clark (Chair), Johnson; Randy Gallup; Lisa Rinaman, Administration; Carmen Martin, Council Auditorís Office; Lin White, Public Works;Bob Williams, Public Works/Real Estate; Chris Pearson, Solid Waste Division; Stephen Smith, Planning & Development; Margaret Sidman, Dylan Reingold, Carol Mirando, Office of General Counsel; Dave Schneider, Public Works; Sandra Lane and Meghan Friel, ECAs; Sharonda Pender, Legislative Services; John J. Jackson, Council Research Division.


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


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 #10, ORD 2007-1114, Closing & Abandoning Portions of Rosselle St. at Request of Miller Electric Co to allow for Green Space of Company Master Plan, Mr. Robert Braun, whose property abuts the R/W, spoke against the bill during the public hearing.


Dylan Reingold, Office of General Counsel, indicated that no new Fair Share Assessment legislation will be filed or introduced so as to give the Planning & Development Department time to modify and complete the contracts.The Chair had previously voiced concern with the number of fair share assessment bills introduced with accompanying amendments.


Council Member Johnson indicated that she had invited someone to make a presentation on light rail transportation in Jacksonville.


There being no further business, the agenda meeting was adjourned at 9:40 a.m.


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