Finance Committee Agenda Meeting Minutes

 September 21, 2016

8:30 a.m.

Topic: Finance Committee agenda meeting


Location: Lynwood Roberts Room, 1st floor, City Hall – St. James Building, 117 West Duval Street


In attendance: Council Members Anna Lopez Brosche (Chair), Aaron Bowman, Sam Newby, Bill Gulliford, Matt Schellenberg (arr. 9:33)


Also: Kirk Sherman and Kyle Billy – Council Auditor’s Office; Peggy Sidman  and Paige Johnston – Office of General Counsel; Jeff Clements – Council Research Division; Katrin MacDonald – Legislative Services Division; Sam Mousa and Ali Korman Shelton – Mayor’s Office; Mike Weinstein – Finance Department; John Pappas and Lin White – Public Works Department; Chief Kurtis Wilson – Fire and Rescue Department; Bill Clement – Sheriff’s Office; Ken Lathrop – Information Technology Division


See attached sign-in sheet for additional attendees


Meeting Convened: 8:30 a.m.


Chairwoman Brosche called the meeting to order and asked the attendees to introduce themselves. She reviewed the Auditor’s marked agenda which included 7 items marked for deferral, 22 items ready for action (2 as emergencies, 2 for withdrawal) and 11 items for second reading and re-referral.


2016-441 (appropriating $125,000 from Cash Carryover within the Soutel/Moncrief CRA fund for a CRA plan update): will be taken up after action on 2016-601 (amending the Soutel/Moncrief, JIA CRA, Northbank Combined and Southside CRA budgets.


2016-453 (appropriating $3.48 million from Foreclosed Property Registry revenue for eligible uses): the administration requests deferral for further research; Kalina Shirley will give an overview before deferral.


2016-505 (adopting 2017-21 CIP): Peggy Sidman noted that the CIP bill and the budget run in tandem and need to match; if a budget amendment is made next Tuesday that affects the CIP, then this bill will need to be amended as well to match. She requested the committee to authorize the General Counsel’s office to “true up” the bills as necessary.


2016-489 (amending Special Events code regarding support for council district events): the bill was deferred in Rules Committee and won’t be on the Council agenda next week unless it’s discharged from that committee.


Council Member Schellenberg will provide information to the committee discussed at recent meetings of the Florida Association of Counties on proposed changes to the state’s marijuana laws.


Council Member Bowman asked that 2016-571 (appropriating $200,000 to the Chamber of Commerce for city marketing contract) be moved to the top of the agenda so a Chamber representative can address the bill.


Meeting Adjourned: 8:40 a.m.



Minutes: Jeff Clements, Council Research

             9.21.16   Posted 9:30 a.m.

Tapes:  Finance agenda meeting– LSD