CHERYL L. BROWN                                                                                                                    117 WEST DUVAL STREET, SUITE 425

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February 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 (arr. 3:10), Joost, Shad, Crescimbeni, Graham, Redman (arr. 3:01) and Jones (arr. 3:03)


Also: Peggy Sidman and Dylan Reingold – 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;  Wight Greger and James Richardson – Housing and Neighborhoods Department; Lin White – Dept. of Public Works; John Crofts – Planning and Development Department; John Flowe – Environmental and Compliance Department; Mike Miller – JTA; Jeff Clements – City Council Research; Steve Cassada – Council Staff Services; Kevin Meerschaert – WJCT; Celeste Hicks – ECA


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 Joost reviewed the Finance Committee’s actions from its meeting, noting the 2010-97 (declaration of surplus property on Wills Branch near Hyde Park Circle) was the subject of differing amendments in its committees of reference.  200-868 (amending Ordinance Code Chapter 118 – Public Service Grants) is being requested for postponement.  President Clark will ask the sponsor, Council Member Hyde, if he would agree to a re-referral of the bill to committee for 1 cycle.


Council Member Shad reviewed the Rules Committee’s actions from its meeting.  He noted that a floor amendment will be offered for 2010-108 to appoint Council Member Graham rather than Council Member Corrigan to the regional council since he has returned to the City Council.  Mr. Shad noted the conflicting amendments to 2010-97 by the several committees of reference.  The Floor Leader will offer the TEU Committee amendment first.  Council Member Graham explained the reasoning behind the TEU amendment.


Assistant Council Auditor Janice Billy reported that the actions of the PHS Committee were covered by the previous reports.


Ms. Billy also reviewed the TEU Committee’s actions from its meeting.


Ms. Billy reported that all of the RCD Committee’s actions were covered by the prior reports.


Deputy General Counsel Dylan Reingold reviewed the LUZ Committee’s actions from its meeting, noting that 2010-26 and 2010-30 (semi-annual amendments to the Future Land Use Map) will both have floor amendments.  President Clark stated that 2010-18 (semi-annual amendments to the Future Land Use Map) will be moved for withdrawal.


Chief Legislative Counsel Peggy Sidman stated that 2010-68 (Environmental Protection Board ticketing authority) will have a floor amendment.


Ms. Sidman also stated that the Office of General Counsel will be requesting a shade meeting at the next available opportunity.


Meeting Adjourned:  3:10 p.m.


Minutes:    Jeff Clements, Chief of Research

                 2/24/10  Posted 4:30 p.m.

Tapes:       Agenda meeting – LSD


Materials:   Marked agenda - LSD