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Finance Committee Agenda Meeting Minutes

January 19, 2016

9:00 a.m.

Topic: Finance Committee agenda meeting


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

Suite 425


In attendance: Council Members Bill Gulliford, Danny Becton, Lori Boyer, Aaron Bowman, Anna Lopez Brosche, Reginald Gaffney, Sam Newby, Matt Schellenberg


Also: Kirk Sherman and Kyle Billy – Council Auditor’s Office; Paige Johnston and Stephen Durden – Office of General Counsel; Jeff Clements – Council Research Division; Jessica Morales  – Legislative Services Division; Sam Mousa and Ali Korman Shelton – Mayor’s Office; Mike Weinstein - CFO


See attached sign-in sheet for additional attendees


Meeting Convened: 9:00 a.m.


Chairman Gulliford called the meeting to order and asked the attendees to introduce themselves. He reviewed the Auditor’s marked agenda which included 13 items marked for deferral, 12 items ready for action (2 as substitutes, 1 for withdrawal and 1 requested for emergency action) and 9 items for second reading and re-referral.


2015-396 (making finding of slum and blight necessary to expand the JIA Community Redevelopment Area): Jim Gilmore representing the owner of the subject property requested that the bill be withdrawn since the JIA CRA on-going study is still underway and appears will not be completed soon. He indicated that Council Member Katrina Brown approves of the withdrawal; the committee will seek confirmation of that approval of the withdrawal.


2015-550 (amending JTA FY13-14 budget): Council Member Boyer requested deferral at the request of the JTA.


2015-683 (amending the City Charter regarding the Police and Fire Pension Fund): Assistant General Counsel Paige Johnston said that a technical amendment will be required, and Deputy General Counsel Loree Boyer will be present to discuss the bill.

2015-683 and 2015-422 (Ordinance Code amendment regarding General Employees and Correctional Officers pension plans): Council Member Boyer had been requesting deferral of these bills pending the outcome of discussions between the General Counsel and the Police and Fire Pension Fund board of trustees regarding these issues. Ms. Boyer has a meeting scheduled this afternoon with the General Counsel on these bills. Ms. Johnston said that she will invite the General Counsel to be present in case the committee has questions.


Council Member Lopez Brosche informed the committee that the Finance subcommittee on the subpoenaed documents from the Police and Fire Pension Fund will meet this Thursday afternoon.


2015-783 (appropriating $330,799 from Drainage System Rehabilitation to Fire and Rescue Department salaries): attorney Stephen Durden of the General Counsel’s Office said that Council Member Boyer has an amendment to offer. The bill will need amending either way the Council decides to act on the bill.


City Inspector General Tom Cline will be present to discuss his office’s recently released annual report for 2015.


Meeting Adjourned: 9:14 a.m.


Minutes: Jeff Clements, Council Research

             1.19.16   Posted 12:00 p.m.

Tapes:  Finance agenda meeting– LSD


Materials: Auditor’s marked Finance agenda