CHERYL L. BROWN                                                                                                        117 WEST DUVAL STREET, SUITE 425

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Finance Committee Agenda Meeting Minutes

August 3, 2010


Topic:  Finance Committee agenda meeting


Location:  Conference Room A, City Hall – St. James Building; 117 West Duval Street,

     Suite 425


In attendance:  Council Members Davis (Chair), Corrigan (arr. 9:43) and Fussell (arr. 9:45)

Cindy Laquidara and Peggy Sidman – Office of General Counsel; Kirk Sherman and Janice Billy – Council Auditor’s Office; Sherry Hall and Lisa Rinaman – Mayor’s Office; Kevin Stork – Administration and Finance Department; Maxine Person and Bill Clement – Sheriff’s Office; Scott Trebatoski – Animal Care and Protective Services; Kelly Boree, Nathan Rezeau, Brian Burket, Pam Wilson and Stacie Bucher – Department of Recreation and Community Services; Cherrise Wilks, Lin White and Bob Williams – Public Works Department; Wight Gregor – Housing and Neighborhoods Department; Ron Barton, Jorina Jolly and Eric Lindstrom – JEDC;  Sarah Lane, Dianne Smith and Mina Hosseini - ECAs; Jessica Stephens – Legislative Services Division; Jeff Clements – City Council Research; David Chapman – Financial News and Daily Record; Kevin Meerschaert – WJCT; Paul Harden


Meeting Convened:  9:41 a.m.


Assistant Council Auditor Janice Billy reviewed the Auditor’s marked agenda, which showed 6 items to be deferred, 21 items ready for action (1 as an emergency), and 31 items to be read a second time and re-referred.


  • The Chairman stated that he meet with the Auditor’s Office before the committee meeting to discuss an amendment to 2010-337 (authorizing an agreement with the Community Foundation to establish an endowed fund for the benefit of city parks) to impose a cap on the amount of the fund that can be self-appropriating.
  • 2010-493 (Memorandum of Understanding with Jacksonville Jaguars regarding use of tourist development tax proceeds for the Sports Complex) may or may not be taken up for action; there are still negotiations taking place.
  • Using 2010-521 (dock construction and maintenance agreement) as an example, the Chairman asked if all City construction projects are now using the federal government’s E-Verify system to determine the eligibility of workers to work in the United States.  The Mayor’s Office will ask the Public Works Department for a response.


Chairman Daniels stated that he would be meeting with Jacksonville Jaguars CFO Bill Prescott between the agenda meeting and the committee meeting to determine if the two Jaguars-related bills (2010-493 and -644) will be taken up during the meeting.


Meeting Adjourned:  9:47 a.m.


Minutes:  Jeff Clements, Council Research

                 8.3.10   Posted 4:00 p.m

Tapes:      Finance agenda meeting– LSD


Materials:   Auditor’s marked Finance agenda