CHERYL L. BROWN                                                                                                                    117 WEST DUVAL STREET, SUITE 425

            DIRECTOR                                                                                                                                                                                                 4TH FLOOR, CITY HALL

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April 27, 2010

3:00 p.m.



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


In attendance:  Council President Clark, Council Members Yarborough, Holt, Shad, Redman, Joost, Bishop, Corrigan


Also: Peggy Sidman, Steve Rohan, Cindy Laquidara, Dylan Reingold and Jason Gabriel – Office of General Counsel; Kirk Sherman, Janice Billy and Kyle Billy  – Council Auditor’s Office; Carol Owens - Legislative Services Division; Lisa Rinaman and Sherry Hall - Mayor’s Office;  Lin White – Dept. of Public Works; John Crofts – Planning and Development Department; Wight Gregor – Housing and Neighborhoods Department;  Jeff Clements – City Council Research; Steve Cassada – Council Staff Services; Celeste Hicks, Dianne Smith, Rupal Wells, Tiffany Hager and Suzie Loving – ECAs; Kevin Meerschaert – WJCT; Tia Mitchell, Ron Littlepage and Joe Adams – Florida Times-Union; Karl Sanders, Ginny Myrick, Paul Harden


Meeting Convened:  3:05 p.m.


Council President Clark called the meeting to order and asked the committee chairs to report their committee actions.


Council Member Shad reviewed the Rules Committee’s actions from its meeting, noting that 2010-324 (resolution honoring and commending radio personality Robbie Rose) is being requested for emergency adoption on first reading.  Council Member Corrigan stated that he would be offering a floor amendment to 2009-895 (public comment at Council meetings); President Clark stated that he would re-refer the bill to committee for further work.


Council Member Joost reviewed the Finance Committee’s actions from its meeting, noting that 2010-216 (revisions to City fees) has conflicting amendments from the Finance and LUZ committees.  The LUZ amendment will be offered first.  Mr. Joost also stated that he has no objection to the discharge from Finance of 2010-233 (fair share assessment for Villages of Kernan – The Fountains project).


Council Member Holt reviewed the LUZ Committee’s actions from its meeting, noting that 2010-202 (appeal of a Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission decision) was recommended for withdrawal by the committee, while the property owner prefers re-referral to LUZ. 


Assistant Council Auditor Janice Billy reported that the actions of the PHS, TEU and RCD Committees were covered by the previous reports.


Council Member Bishop stated that he would be offering a floor amendment to 2010-233 and Assistant General Counsel Dylan Reingold stated that he was preparing a floor amendment on the same bill for Council Member Jones.


Meeting Adjourned:  3:16 p.m.


Minutes:    Jeff Clements, Chief of Research

                 4/27/10  Posted 4:40 p.m.

Tapes:       Agenda meeting – LSD


Materials:   Marked agenda - LSD