CHERYL L. BROWN                                                                                                                    117 WEST DUVAL STREET, SUITE 425

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October 26, 2010

4:00 p.m.


Location:  City Council Chamber, City Hall – St. James Building; 117 West Duval Street,


In attendance:  Council President Webb, Council Members Yarborough, Holt, Bishop, Jones, Redman, Corrigan, Crescimbeni, and Joost


Also: Peggy Sidman and Dylan Reingold – Office of General Counsel; Kirk Sherman, Janice Billy and Kyle Billy – Council Auditor’s Office; Steve Cassada – Council Staff Services; Sherry Hall – Mayor’s Office;  Lin White and John Jones – Public Works Department; Celeste Hicks and Scott Wilson – ECAs; Jim Gilmore


Meeting Convened:  4:00 p.m.


Council President Webb convened the meeting and asked the committee chairs to report their committee actions.


Council Member Crescimbeni reviewed the LUZ Committee’s actions from its meeting.  President Webb stated that several parties interested in 2010-373 (rezoning on Greenland Road) will be present and he hopes to meet with them before the meeting to mediate a settlement of issues among the parties.  Mr. Crescimbeni stated that 2010-767 (Zoning Code amendment regarding electronic message signs) was the subject of a special Rules Committee meeting yesterday at which 4 members of the LUZ Committee were also present.  The LUZ members present were in agreement with the Rules amendment and as the Chair of LUZ he has no objection to discharging the bill from the committee and acting on the Rules amendment.  Mr. Reingold recommended that if the bill is discharged from the committees and taken up, it be amended on the floor to incorporate the Rules amendment, add several Whereas clauses, and add a waiver recognizing that the bill was the subject of a public hearing in LUZ that was not officially closed.


Council Member Jones reviewed the Finance Committee’s actions from its meeting.  He noted that 2010-722 (appropriation from Tree Protection Trust Fund for Baldwin Trail planting project) had differing amendments in the committees and recommended moving the RCD Committee amendment first.  He also noted that 2010-808 (appropriation of U.S. Department of Justice grant funds for operation of Team Up centers) is recommended for emergency approval on second reading and 2010-527 (amendments to animal control code) is recommended for substitute and re-referral.


Council Member Yarborough reported that the actions of the RCD Committee from its meeting..


Council Member Bishop reviewed the actions of the TEU Committee from its meeting.


Assistant Council Auditor Janice Billy reviewed the actions of the Rules Committee from its meeting and reported that the PHS Committee had not met the prior week.


Peggy Sidman stated that the administration had requested preparation of a floor amendment to 2010-808 (Team Up grant) to attach a revised B.T. and to shift $3000 to a travel account.


President Webb stated that he would take up resolution 2010-830 (urging citizens to celebrate Halloween on Saturday, October 30th) early in the meeting before the Public Comment period and would request a motion for withdrawal.


2010-824 (approval of collective bargaining agreement with the International Association of Fire Fighters) will be moved as an emergency on first reading.  The administration will be asked to give a brief overview of the contents of the contract, but cannot comment on any other related issues such as changes to the pension system that may be the subject of collective bargaining.


The meeting was adjourned at 4:12 p.m.


Jeff Clements, Council Research Division


Posted: 5:00 p.m.