CHERYL L. BROWN                                                                                                                    117 WEST DUVAL STREET, SUITE 425

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March 23, 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, Bishop, Joost, Crescimbeni, Brown, Corrigan, Hyde


Also: Peggy Sidman, Dylan Reingold and Jason Gabriel – Office of General Counsel; Kirk Sherman and Janice Billy  – Council Auditor’s Office; Dana Farris - Legislative Services Division; Sherry Hall and Lisa Rinaman - Mayor’s Office;  Lin White and Bob Williams – Dept. of Public Works; Wight Gregor – Housing and Neighborhoods Department; John Crofts – Planning and Development Department; Jeff Clements – City Council Research; Cheryl Brown – Council Secretary; Steve Cassada – Council Staff Services; Celeste Hicks, Dianne Smith and Rupal Wells – ECAs; Kevin Meerschaert – WJCT; Tia Mitchell – Florida Times-Union


Meeting Convened:  3:00 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. 


Council Member Joost reviewed the Finance Committee’s actions from its meeting. Ordinance 2010-148 (amending the fair share review and approval process) is the subject of three differing committee reports from the Finance, LUZ and TEU Committees. President Clark indicated that he will give the bill’s sponsor, Council Member Corrigan, the opportunity to move for withdrawal of the bill; interested council members may then introduce another bill to accomplish a similar purpose.


Council Member Holt reviewed the LUZ Committee’s actions from its meeting. 


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


Council Member Corrigan stated that he would be proposing a floor amendment to 2010-170 (appropriating supplemental funding for landfill litigation counsel)


Council Member Brown requested emergency action on 2010-221 (removing Bob Hayes Track Meet from public service grant non-compliance status) as the event was last weekend and the group needs to access its 2010 public service grant funding as soon as possible to pay pending expenses.


Peggy Sidman reported that Council Member Hyde will be proposing a floor amendment to the Rules substitute for 2009-868 (repealing and creating a new Ordinance Code Chapter 118 – Public Service Grant Appropriations).


Council Member Bishop asked for a correction to the minutes of the Finance Committee which reflect him voting “no” on 2010-158; he inadvertently pressed the wrong button in committee and immediately asked for correction of the record at that time.


President Clark announced that the Council would be holding a “shade” meeting at 3:30 to discuss legal issues.


Meeting Adjourned:  3:10 p.m.


Minutes:    Jeff Clements, Chief of Research

                 3/23/10  Posted 4:30 p.m.

Tapes:       Agenda meeting – LSD


Materials:   Marked agenda - LSD