CHERYL L. BROWN                                                                                                        117 WEST DUVAL STREET, SUITE 425

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April 6, 2010

5:00 PM


Finance Committee Agenda Meeting Minutes

April 5, 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 Bishop (Vice Chair), Redman, Johnson and Yarborough (arr. 1:32)

Cindy Laquidara, Peggy Sidman and Dylan Reingold – Office of General Counsel; Kirk Sherman, Janice Billy – Council Auditor’s Office; Sherry Hall and Lisa Rinaman – Mayor’s Office; Lin White and Bob Williams – Public Works Department; Mike Givens – Administration and Finance Department; Wight Greger and Laura Stagner – Housing and Neighborhoods Department; Joe Whitaker and Jorina Jolly – JEDC; Pam Markham – Inspector General; Dianne Smith and Alison Miller – ECAs; Sharonda Davis – Legislative Services Division; Jeff Clements – City Council Research; Mike Sharkey – Financial News and Daily Record; Martha Shirko, Mike Herzberg


Meeting Convened:  1:30 p.m.


Assistant Council Auditor Janice Billy reviewed the Auditor’s marked agenda, which showed 9 items to be deferred, 16 items ready for action and 10 items to be read a second time and re-referred.


  • 2010-116, -125 and -138 (appropriations from the Tree Protection and Related Expenses Trust Fund) – the chair will ask the subcommittee on use of this trust fund to report the findings of its recent meeting.
  • 2010-233 (approving a fair share assessment agreement on Atlantic Boulevard at Kernan Road) – a request to take up the bill as an emergency was discussed in the Rules Committee this morning and eventually the bill was recommended for second reading and re-referral on the normal cycle.  Mike Herzberg representing the project developer challenged the notation on the Auditor’s marked agenda that “no contract has been submitted for review”.  Mr. Herzberg stated that a fair share contract for the entire 115 acre site has been in the Planning Department’s possession for some time, but acknowledged that a revised contract for a fair share agreement covering just the 5 acres needed for the project under discussion today has not yet been completed.  It is still the subject of ongoing negotiations between the developer and the Planning Department.
  • 2010-220 (QTI incentive for Digital Risk, LLC project) – the bill is up for final committee action on second reading because QTI projects receive 2 rather than 3 readings before Council.
  • Council Member Johnson requested that 2010-173 (appropriation from Special Council Operating Contingency Fund for Jacksonville Area Legal Aid foreclosure prevention program) and 2010-116 (appropriation from Tree Protection and Related Expenses Trust Fund for tree planting on Florida Boulevard) be taken up at the beginning of the agenda.


Meeting Adjourned:  1:37 p.m.


Minutes:  Jeff Clements, Council Research


Tapes:      Finance agenda meeting– LSD


Materials:   Auditor’s marked Finance agenda