CHERYL L. BROWN                                                                                                                    117 WEST DUVAL STREET, SUITE 425

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January 26, 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, Bishop (arr. 3:02), Joost,  Johnson, Shad, Jones and Gaffney


Also: Steve Rohan, Peggy Sidman, Dylan Reingold and Tom Beverly– 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;  James Richardson – Housing and Neighborhoods Department; Lin White and Jamie Brooks – Dept. of Public Works; John Crofts – Planning and Development Department; Kelly Boree – Recreation and Community Affairs Department; Jeff Clements – City Council Research; Steve Cassada – Council Staff Services; Kevin Meerschaert – WJCT; Tia Mitchell – Florida Times-Union; Scott Wilson, Celeste Hicks and Sandra Lane – ECAs;


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.  He noted that 2009-868 (revising Ordinance Code Chapter 118 – Public Service Grants) is being postponed for an additional meeting and that 2010-51 (Medical Examiner’s fee schedule) and 2010-105 (Gateway Community Services non-compliance with Ordinance Code Chapter 118) are being requested for approval as emergencies on second reading.


Council Member Joost reviewed the Finance Committee’s actions from its meeting, noting the same postponement and emergency action requests as in the Rules Committee report.



Council Member Gaffney reviewed the RCD Committee’s actions from its meeting.


Council Member Holt reviewed the LUZ Committee’s actions from its meeting.  He reported that a floor amendment will be offered for 2009-668 (Valencia Drive and Shadowood Road rezoning) by Council Member Bishop and that there may be a large contingent of speakers for the public hearing.


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


Ms. Billy reviewed the TEU Committee’s actions from its meeting, noting that 2009-901 (fair share assessment for Palm Lake Noah Road commercial center project) was postponed at the previous meeting and is ready for action tonight.


Scott Wilson, ECA for Council Member Redman, stated that Mr. Redman will be proposing floor amendments for 2009-668 (Valencia Drive and Shadowood Road rezoning) and 2009-894 (fall election referendum), and will be proposing that further action on 2009-894 be postponed until August 24, 2010.


Lisa Rinaman of the Mayor’s Office reported that Council Member Brown, Chair of the Jacksonville Waterways Commission, had requested referral of 2009-864 (amendment to the Zoning Code regarding landscape requirements and Florida-Friendly landscape practices) to the commission’s February 11 meeting.


Meeting Adjourned:  3:07 p.m.


Minutes:    Jeff Clements, Chief of Research

                 1/26/10  Posted 4:30 p.m.

Tapes:       Agenda meeting – LSD


Materials:   Marked agenda - LSD