CHERYL L. BROWN                                                                                                                    117 WEST DUVAL STREET, SUITE 425

            DIRECTOR                                                                                                                                                                                                 4TH FLOOR, CITY HALL

   OFFICE (904) 630-1452                                                                                                                                                                                  JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA  32202

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March 9, 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, Jones and Bishop


Also: Dylan Reingold and Cindy Laquidara – 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 – Dept. of Public Works; Bill Killingsworth and John Crofts – Planning and Development Department; Jeff Clements – City Council Research; Celeste Hicks and Dianne Smith – ECAs; Kevin Meerschaert – WJCT; Tia Mitchell – Florida Times-Union; Wyman Duggan – Charter Revision Commission; Karl Sanders


Meeting Convened:  3:02 p.m.


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


Council Member Bishop reviewed the Finance Committee’s actions from its meeting. Ordinance 2009-868 (amending Ordinance Code Chapter 118 – Public Service Grants) is being requested for postponement for one more cycle. 


Council Member Shad reviewed the Rules Committee’s actions from its meeting. 


Council Member Holt reviewed the LUZ Committee’s actions from its meeting.  President Clark stated that there will be a floor amendment proposed for Ordinance 2010-18 (semi-annual amendments to the Future Land Use Map) to allow withdrawal with repayment of fees.


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



President Clark stated that the agenda for the meeting will begin with an addendum with one action item – a resolution urging participation in the U.S. Census – and several additional items for introduction, followed by several resolution presentations, then a presentation to the Council by Wyman Duggan, Chairman of the Charter Revision Commission, to formally transmit the commission’s report to the Council.  Mr. Clark stated that the Council will undertake its review of the Charter Revision Commission report as a Committee of the Whole, as a great deal of interest in various recommendations has already been indicated by numerous council members.


President Clark also conveyed to the Council an invitation by the School Board to join them at a workshop meeting on March 30th to discuss educational issues.


Meeting Adjourned:  3:10 p.m.


Minutes:    Jeff Clements, Chief of Research

                 3/9/10  Posted 4:30 p.m.

Tapes:       Agenda meeting – LSD


Materials:   Marked agenda - LSD