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FINANCE COMMITTEE

 

 

MEETING MINUTES

 

 

Monday, January 04, 2016

Tape No.________________________

9:30 A.M.

 

Council Chambers 1st Floor,  City Hall

Dana M. Farris,

Chief of Legislative Services

 

 

 

 

Bill Gulliford, Chair

Legislative Assistant: Jessica Morales

Anna Lopez Brosche, Vice Chair

Asst. Council Auditor: Kyle Billy

Danny Becton

Chief of Research: Jeff Clements

Aaron Bowman

Administration: Allison Korman Shelton

Lori Boyer

Administration: Jessica Baker

John R. Crescimbeni

Deputy General Counsel: Peggy Sidman

Reggie Gaffney

 

 

 

                        Meeting Convened     9:31 a.m.      Meeting Adjourned 10:41 a.m.

 

                                                    Recessed 9:45 a.m. to 9:54 a.m.

 

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Council with respect to any matter considered at such meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

 

 

 


Attendance:

 

CP Anderson

CM Hazouri

CM Morgan

CM Schellenberg

 

Speakers:

Mayor’s Office Presentation-Mayor Curry

Sam Mousa, Chief Administrative Officer

Mike Weinstein, Director of Finance on bill 2015-654

 

Public Comments- Martha Cox, Families Foundation

 

NOTE: The next regular meeting will be held Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

 

At the beginning of the meeting Mayor Lenny Curry addressed the committee regarding his proposal to meet the City’s funding needs for pension liability amortization. He stated that the City is spending approximately $200 million this year toward unfunded accrued actuarial liability on its three pension plans, and that number will continue to grow and swamp all other funding needs if the liability is not paid down substantially in a reasonable time. His proposal is to ask the Florida Legislature to allow the City to extend the Better Jacksonville Plan local option sales tax for an additional 30 years beyond its 2030 termination date by a super-majority vote of the City Council and to apply the proceeds to the pension liability. The tax would be extended to 2060 or whenever the pension plans are fully funded, whichever occurs first. One requirement of the new funding plan would be that all newly hired City employees would join a defined contribution retirement plan rather than the current defined benefit plans. In response to a question about whether the police and fire unions support this plan, the Mayor said that conversations have been had but no agreement has been reached. Council Member Crescimbeni expressed the belief that the Council would be supportive of the proposal and asked to be added as a co-sponsor to the administration’s resolution when it is introduced.

 

The committee was in recess from 9:48 to 9:54 a.m.

 

Chairman Gulliford noted that council members had received a copy of the Inspector General’s annual report for 2015. Council Member Bowman requested that Inspector General Tom Cline be invited to the next meeting to give an overview of the annual report.

 

The Chairman appointed a Finance subcommittee to review the documents provided by the Police and Fire Pension Fund in response to the committee’s subpoena issued in late 2015 for pension plan financial documents. The subcommittee will consist of Council Members Brosche (Chair), Crescimbeni and Becton.

 

Item/File No.

Title/History

 

 

1.  2014-548

ORD-MC Amend Chapt 118 (City Grants), Part 1 (Gen Provisions), Ord Code, by Creating New Sec 118.107 to fund Elements of the State Court System to provide Legal Aid Progs to Low-Income Persons thru Contributions to Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc; Estab Spending Limits. (McCain) (Req of Mayor) (Co-Sponsored by CM Gulliford, Jones, Brown, Daniels, Crescimbeni & Gaffney)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 8/27/14

 

1. 8/12/2014 CO  Introduced: R,F

 

    8/18/2014 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

    8/19/2014 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 8/27/2014 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; R, F

 

    2/2/2015 R Sub/Rerefer 7-0

 

    2/3/2015 F Sub/Rerefer 5-0

 

3. 2/10/2015 CO SUBSTITUTE/ Rerefer; R, F

 

    2/17/2015 R Approve 5-2 (Schellenberg, Joost)

 

 

Bill Summary

 

DEFER

 

 

 

 

2.  2014-665

ORD-MC Amend Chapt 220 (Vehicles for Hire), Ord Code, Part 5 (Admin; Enforcemt); Amend Secs 220.502 (Code Enforcemt; Civil Remedies) & 220.503 (Violations) to provide Addnl Enforcemt Remedies; Create new Sec 220.504 (Seizure, Impoundmt & Forfeiture) to provide Authority to JSO to Seize & Impound For-Hire Vehicles used in Violation of Chapt 220. (Shaw) (Introduced by CM Joost)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 10/28/14

 

1. 10/14/2014 CO  Introduced: R,F, TEU (Added per C/P 11/24/15); RCDPHS removed per C/P 11/24/15)

 

    10/20/2014 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

    10/21/2014 RCDPHS Read 2nd & Rerefer;    10/21/2014 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 10/28/2014 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; R, F, RCDPHS(Removed per C/P 11/24/15)

 

    2/17/2015 R Sub/Amend/Approve 6-1 (Schellenberg)

 

 

Bill Summary

 

DEFER

 

 

3.  2015-127

ORD-MC Amend Chapt 220 (Vehicles for Hire), Ord Code; Updating Regs re: Licensing, Background Checks, Min Standards for Vehicle Inspections & Insurance Requiremts; Creating Chapt 222 (Transportation Network Companies), Creating Regs for Operations Including Licensing, Background Checks, Min Standards for Operators, Vehicle Inspections, Min Insurance Requiremts, Records Retention & Confidentiality; Creating Code Enforcemt, Civil Remedies, Violations, Seizure, Impoundmt & Forfeiture Regs & Provide Authority to JSO, City Parking Div & Jax Airport Authority to Seize & Impound or Immobilize Vehicles used in Violation of Chapt 222. (Diebenow) (Introduced by CM Schellenberg) (CPAC #6 Apv)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 2/24/15

 

1. 2/10/2015 CO  Introduced: R,F,TEU

 

    2/17/2015 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer;    2/17/2015 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

    2/18/2015 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 2/24/2015 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; R, F, TEU

 

    3/2/2015 TEU Sub/Rerefer 5-0;    3/2/2015 R Sub/Rerefer 6-0

 

    3/3/2015 F Sub/Rerefer 7-0

 

3. 3/10/2015 CO SUBSTITUTE/ Rerefer; R, F, TEU

 

 

Bill Summary

 

DEFER

 

 

 

4.  2015-128

ORD-MC Expressing Council Intent re Utilization of Revenues derived from Levy of Discretionary Sales Surtax; Levy & Impose a ½ Cent per Dollar on all Transactions in Duval County that are Subject to the State Tax on Sales, Use, Rentals, Admissions & Other Transactions imposed by Chapt 212, F.S.; Amend Ord Code by Creating New Chapt 776 (Discretionary Sales Surtax for Emerg Fire Rescue Svcs & Facilities); Provide for Referendum Apv; Direct Supv of Elections to place Referendum Question on the 5/19/2015 Ballot; Provide for Financial Impact State. (Sidman) (Introduced by CM Gulliford) (CPAC #6 Apv)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 2/24/15

 

1. 2/10/2015 CO  Introduced: R,F

 

    2/17/2015 R Read 2nd & Rerefer;    2/17/2015 R Emerg/Approve 3-4 (Failed)

 

    2/18/2015 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 2/24/2015 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; R, F

 

    3/2/2015 R Amend/Approve 4-3 (Schellenberg, Lumb, Joost)

 

3. 3/10/2015 CO REREFERRED; R

 

    3/16/2015 R Amend/Approve 6-1 (Joost)

 

 

Bill Summary

 

WITHDRAWAL 7-0

 

 

 

 

 

5.  2015-253

ORD-MC Repealing Sec 116.910 (Residence within City Preferred), Chapt 116 (Employees & Employee Benefits), Ord Code & Creating New Sec 116.910 (Residence within City Required), Requiring New Employees of the City to live within Duval County beginning 1/1/16. (Johnston) (Introduced by CM Crescimbeni & Co-sponsored by CM Jones) (CPAC #6 Deny)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 4/28/15

 

1. 4/14/2015 CO  Introduced: R,F

 

    4/20/2015 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

    4/21/2015 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 4/28/2015 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; R, F

 

 

Bill Summary

 

 

DEFER

 

6.  2015-381

ORD Amend City's Public Investmt Policy apvd by Reso 2006-119-A & Ord 2012-213-E re Companies hiring Employees Residing within the Enterprise Zone; Direct OED to include Changes in all future Codified Policies. (Sidman) (Introduced by CM Jones)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/9/15

 

1. 5/26/2015 CO  Introduced: R,F

 

    6/1/2015 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

    6/2/2015 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 6/9/2015 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; R, F

 

 

Bill Summary

 

 

DEFER

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.  2015-396

ORD Pertaining to JIA Comm Redev Area (JIA/CRA) estab by Ord 93-159-57, finding that slum and blighted conditions exist & a necessity exists for rehab, conservation, or redev of areas known as the Thomas Creek Parcel; Adding said Parcel (1,108 acres) into the JIA/CRA; Directing Community Redev Agcy actions. (Wyman Duggan/Susan Grandin) (Introduced by CM Lee) (CPAC #6 Deny) (TRUE Comm- Defer)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/9/15, 6/23/15, 7/28/15, 8/11/15, 8/25/15, 9/8/15, 9/21/15, 10/13/15, 10/27/15, 11/10/15, 11/24/15, 12/8/15, 1/12/16

 

1. 5/26/2015 CO  Introduced: RCDPHS, TEU, F (added per CP 6-2-15)

 

    6/1/2015 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

    6/2/2015 RCDPHS Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 6/9/2015 CO PH Contd 6/23/15/ Read 2nd & Rereferred; RCDPHS, TEU, F

 

    6/15/2015 TEU Approve 5-0

 

3. 6/23/2015 CO PH Contd 7/28/15

 

   7/28/2015 CO PH Contd 8/11/15

 

   8/11/2015 CO PH Contd 8/25/15

 

   8/25/2015 CO PH Contd 9/8/15

 

   9/8/2015 CO PH Contd 9/21/15

 

   9/21/2015 CO PH Contd 10/13/15

 

   10/13/2015 CO PH Contd 10/27/15

 

   10/27/2015 CO PH Contd 11/10/15

 

   11/10/2015 CO PH Contd 11/24/15

 

   11/24/2015 CO PH Contd 12/8/15

 

   12/8/2015 CO PH Contd 1/12/16

 

 

Bill Summary

 

DEFER

 

 

 

8.  2015-422

ORD-MC Amend Chapt 120 (Gen Employees & Corrections Officers Retiremt Plans), Part II (The Gen Employees Retiremt Plan), Sec 120.201 (Definitions), to include as Eligible for Membership within the Gen Employees Retiremt Pension Plan those Employees of the Jax Police & Fire Pension Fund Bd of Trustees.(French) (Introduced by CM Gulliford)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/23/15

 

1. 6/9/2015 CO  Introduced: R, F

 

    6/15/2015 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

    6/16/2015 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 6/23/2015 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; R, F

 

 

Bill Summary

 

DEFER

9.  2015-426

ORD-MC Amend Sec 754.111 (Stormwater Proj Funding from Cash or Pay as you Go Projs Only), Chapt 754 (Stormwater Mgmt Utility Code), Ord Code, to Clarify that Stormwater Utilities Fees shall not be used to pay Debt Svcs; Create New Sec 754.112 (Annual Budget for Stormwater User Fees), to Estab an Annual Budget for Stormwater User Fees. (Sidman) (Introduced by CM Boyer, Anderson, Love, Crescimbeni, Gulliford & Schellenberg)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 – 6/23/15

 

1. 6/9/2015 CO  Introduced: R,F

 

    6/15/2015 F Read 2nd & Rerefer;    6/15/2015 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 6/23/2015 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; R, F

 

 

Bill Summary

 

DEFER UNTIL FEBRUARY 2016

 

 

10.  2015-457

RESO Urging Mayor-Elect to Include Salary Increases for Employees who rcvd a Salary Decrease that has not yet been Restored & Increasing All Employee Salaries by 3% to Reflect a COLA in the Proposed 2015-2016 Budget; Request Admin Adopt a Policy of Annual COLA for Employees unless otherwise Justified. (Johnston) (Introduced by CM R.Brown)

 

1. 6/23/2015 CO  Introduced: R,F

 

    7/20/2015 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

    7/21/2015 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 7/28/2015 CO Read 2nd & Rereferred; R, F

 

 

Bill Summary

 

DEFER

 

 

 

 

 

11.  2015-483

ORD-MC Deauth $55,000,000 from var Banking Fund Projs Budgetary Authorization & Reducing the Banking Fund Authorization Accordingly; Amend Part 5 (City Banking Fund), Chapt 110 (City Treasury), Ord Code, to Repeal & Rsv all of Part 5. (Sidman) (F)(Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 7/28/15

 

1. 6/23/2015 CO  Introduced: F

 

    7/20/2015 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 7/28/2015 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F

 

 

Bill Summary        Fact Sheet

 

 

DEFER UNTIL FEBRUARY 2016

 

 

12.  2015-519

ORD-MC Amend Chapt 122 (Public Propty), Sec 122.461 (Donation for Residential Housing), Ord Code, to Increase Value of Propty City may Donate from $25,000 to $50,000 & Provide Addnl Criteria for Entities Accepting said Donation; Adopt Policy created by Housing & Community Dev Div to Evaluate & Apv Entities Eligible for said Donation. (Johnston) (Introduced by CM Lee, Jones, Bishop, Crescimbeni, Gulliford, Love & Anderson)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 8/11/15

 

1. 7/28/2015 CO  Introduced: F,RCDPHS,R

 

    8/3/2015 RCDPHS Read 2nd & Rerefer;    8/3/2015 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

    8/4/2015 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 8/11/2015 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F, RCDPHS, R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

DEFER (In NICE Committee)

 

 

13.  2015-550

ORD Amend Ord 2013-464-E (FY 2013-2014 City Budget) by Amending JTA Budget Revised Schedules O, P, Q & R. (Sidman) (Req of JTA)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 8/11/15

 

1. 7/28/2015 CO  Introduced: F

 

    8/3/2015 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 8/11/2015 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F

 

 

Bill Summary       Fact Sheet

 

Council Member Boyer distributed copies of a draft substitute for the ordinance and explained its purpose and the intention of an associated Interlocal agreement between the City and the JTA requiring the JTA to obtain prior City approval before making expenditures exceeding the level approved by the City in the annual budget.

 

DEFER

 

 

14.  2015-654

ORD Creating new Sec 106.506 (Automobile Allowance - Supv of Elections) to allow a Vehicle Allowance for Supv of Elections. (Sidman) (Introduced by CM Gulliford)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 9/21/15

 

1. 9/8/2015 CO  Introduced: F,R

 

    9/14/2015 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

    9/15/2015 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 9/21/2015 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F, R

 

    10/5/2015 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

 

Bill Summary      

 

CFO Mike Weinstein answered questions from committee members about a report he had circulated to committee members on vehicle usage and auto allowance policies. He explained that his research has found inconsistencies and gaps in the enforcement of auto usage and auto allowance policies over the last several years and stated that the Curry administration is working on revised and standardized policies. Deputy General Counsel Peggy Sidman explained the circumstances that led to the introduction of the bill, which has opened the door to a much more wide-ranging discussion of policies and procedures than the original bill was intended to address. Council Member Schellenberg requested the Mr. Weinstein review the overnight parking locations of senior center buses and vans to see if there may be a more efficient way to make those vehicles available for use by the seniors for more hours of the day.

 

SUBSTITUTE /APPROVE  6-0

 

As substituted: The Property Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections, & Tax Collector may receive either a vehicle or automobile allowance in accordance with the Vehicle Use and  Allowance Policy.

 

 

15.  2015-683

ORD-MC Amend Charter to Create New Section 22.12 (Retiremt for employees of Police & Fire Pension Board of Trustees);  Reaffirm that PFPF Bd of Trustees is not auth to create a Pension Plan or Administer any Pension Plan other than the Police and Fire Pension Plan; Reaffirm PFPF Bd of Trustees is prohibited from creating a Pension Plan or Administering any Pension Plan other than the Police and Fire Pension Plan; Prohibiting PFPF Bd of Trustees from Offering as a Retiremt Benefit to any employees any Retiremt Benefit other than the General Employees' Pension Plan or a Defined Contribution Plan; Permitting employees of Police & Fire Pension Bd of Trustees to join General Employees' Pension Plan; Amend Sec 16.01 of Charter (City of Jacksonville Retiremt System Authorization)  to provide that Board Employees shall be mbrs of the City's Retiremt & Pension System. (Durden) (Introduced by CM Gulliford) (TRUE Comm- Apv)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 10/13/15

 

1. 9/21/2015 CO  Introduced: F,R

 

    10/5/2015 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

    10/6/2015 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 10/13/2015 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F, R

 

 

Bill Summary      

 

DEFER

 

 

16.  2015-702

ORD-MC Amend Sec 5.041 of Article 5, City Charter, to Increase Max # of Consecutive Terms of Incumbent & Future Council Members from 2 to 3; Provide for Financial Impact Statemt to be on the Ballot; Directing Supv of Elections to place the Referendum Question on the 2016 Presidential Preference Primary Election Ballot on 3/15/16. (Johnston) (Introduced by CM Schellenberg)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 10/27/15

 

1. 10/13/2015 CO  Introduced: R (Per C/P 10/27/15 add to TEU, RCDPHS, F)

 

    10/20/2015 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 10/27/2015 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; R, TEU, RCDPHS, F

 

 

Bill Summary      

 

DEFER

 

 

 

 

 

 

17.  2015-704

ORD Approp $25,037 ($2,593 from Spec Council Contingency - Non-Collective Bargaining & $22,444 from Executive Operating Contingency - Council) to Restore the 2% Cut to 19 Council Members ($900 in Salary for 18 Council Members & $1200 in Salary for Council President + Benefits); Amend 2015-504-E to attach new 2nd Revised Attachmt B. (Sidman) (Introduced by CM Schellenberg)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 10/27/15

 

1. 10/13/2015 CO  Introduced: F

 

    10/19/2015 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 10/27/2015 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F

 

    11/2/2015 F Amend/Approve 6-1 (Becton)

 

3. 11/10/2015 CO REREFERRED; F

 

 

Bill Summary      

 

DEFER

 

 

 

 

18.  2015-740

ORD Approp $4,529,468 in SHIP Prog Funding from Fla Housing Finance Corp ($4,277,004 for 2015-2016 Grant Period & $252,464 in Addnl 2014-2015 Funding) for a Range of Affordable Housing Activities for Low-, Moderate-, & Middle-Income Residents; Auth Funds Carryover from Yr to Yr. (BT 15-109) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 11/10/15

 

1. 10/27/2015 CO  Introduced: F,RCDPHS

 

    11/2/2015 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

    11/3/2015 RCDPHS Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 11/10/2015 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F, RCDPHS

 

 

Bill Summary       Fact Sheet

 

AMEND/APPROVE 6-0

 

1.      Add an execution of documents section to the ordinance 2. Attach a revised BT to place $85,000 in a reserve account 3. Attach the schedule of proposed funding which now includes note 6 4. Attach the Board meeting minutes from August 19th and December 16th.

 

 

19.  2015-745

ORD Amend Chapt 2 (Committees), Rule 2.105 (Committee of the Whole), Council Rules, to provide that City's Annual Budget Bills be considered by Committee of the Whole for Deliberation & Vote. (Johnston) (Introduced by CM K. Brown)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 11/10/15

 

1. 10/27/2015 CO  Introduced: R,F

 

    11/2/2015 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

    11/3/2015 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 11/10/2015 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; R, F

 

 

Bill Summary       Fact Sheet

 

DEFER

 

 

20.  2015-764

ORD Amend Article 21 (JEA), City Charter, Sec 21.07 (Fiscal & Budgetary Functions), re Assessmt Calculation for JEA's Annual Contribution Pymt; Addnl Provision for Financial Responsibility for the Basin Mgmt Action Map Credits. (Sidman) (Introduced by CP Anderson)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Sec 21.11, City Charter & CR 3.601  - 12/8/15, 2/9/16

 

1. 10/27/2015 CO  Introduced: F

 

    11/2/2015 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 11/10/2015 CO Read 2nd & Rereferred; F

 

3. 12/8/2015 CO PH Contd 2/9/16

 

 

Bill Summary      

 

DEFER

 

 

21.  2015-783

ORD Approp $330,799 from Drainage System Rehab to Restore the Salaries for the Safety Officers in the Fire Rescue Dept. (Sidman) (Req of Gen Counsel)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 11/24/15

 

1. 11/10/2015 CO  Introduced: F,RCDPHS

 

    11/16/2015 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

    11/17/2015 RCDPHS Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 11/24/2015 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F, RCDPHS

 

 

Bill Summary       Fact Sheet

 

The bill was recommended for approval by a vote of 5-1 with Council Member Boyer out of the room conferring with the General Counsel about the bill. When she returned to the meeting a motion to reconsider the bill was approved 6-0 and the bill was subsequently deferred. Ms. Boyer will explore potential options to “redline” or annotate the positions in some way so that when they are vacated by the current incumbents, the salary levels can be decreased to their previous level.

 

Reconsider action/DEFERRED

 

 

 

22.  2015-800

ORD-MC Creating New Chapt 75 (Jax Journey), Ord Code. (Hodges) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 12/8/15

 

1. 11/24/2015 CO  Introduced: F,RCDPHS,R

 

    11/30/2015 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

    12/1/2015 R Read 2nd & Rerefer;    12/1/2015 RCDPHS Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 12/8/2015 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F, RCDPHS, R

 

 

Bill Summary       Fact Sheet

 

AMEND/APPROVE 7-0

 

1. Create a separate section to clarify the return of residual funding by recipients 2. Strike section 75.109 Mayoral reports 3. Remove reference to chapter 58 4. Strike last sentence in section 75.103

 

23.  2015-801

ORD Approp $400,000 ($200,000 in CDBG Funding & $200,000 in Historic Preservation Funding) for Completion of the Beaver Street Villas Proj being Developed by Clara White Mission, Inc; Auth Funds Carryover from Yr to Yr. (BT 15-091) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 12/8/15

 

1. 11/24/2015 CO  Introduced: F,RCDPHS

 

    11/30/2015 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

    12/1/2015 RCDPHS Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 12/8/2015 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F, RCDPHS

 

 

Bill Summary       Fact Sheet

 

DEFER

 

 

 

24.  2015-802

ORD Approp $278,000 from Handicapped Parking Fines & Forfeits Trust Fund to the Disabled Svcs Div to improve Accessibility, Awareness & Quality of Life for Persons with Disabilities; Auth Funds Carryover to FY 2016-2017; Designate Oversight by Parks, Rec & Community Svcs Dept; Requiring Report to Council Auditors. (BT 16-010) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 12/8/15

 

1. 11/24/2015 CO  Introduced: F,RCDPHS

 

    11/30/2015 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

    12/1/2015 RCDPHS Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 12/8/2015 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F, RCDPHS

 

 

Bill Summary       Fact Sheet

 

AMEND/APPROVE 7-0

 

1. Strike "to the Disabled Services Division of the Dept. of Park, Recreation and Community Services" from the title. 2. Remove carryover language since this is an all-years fund 3. Attach food and beverage schedule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25.  2015-803

ORD Approp $425,000 Grant from U.S. Dept of Justice, Ofc on Violence Against Women for Period 10/1/15 - 9/30/18 to fund Education, Training & Enhanced Svcs to end Violence against Women with Disabilities; Auth Funds Carryover to FY's 2016-2017 & 2017-2018; Designate Oversight by Parks, Rec & Community Svcs Dept thru its Social Svcs Div. (BT 16-012) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 12/8/15

 

1. 11/24/2015 CO  Introduced: F,RCDPHS

 

    11/30/2015 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

    12/1/2015 RCDPHS Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 12/8/2015 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F, RCDPHS

 

 

Bill Summary       Fact Sheet

 

 

APPROVE 7-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26.  2015-804

ORD Approp $1,105,423.75 in Accumulated Interest Earnings from the Capital Proj Fund (31P) for Proceeds in Guaranteed Entitlemt Rev Bond Series 2002 to the Debt Svc Fund (22Y) for the Guaranteed Entitlemt Rev Bond Series 2002 in order to Cure the Negative Cash in the Debt Svc Fund. (BT 16-014) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 12/8/15

 

1. 11/24/2015 CO  Introduced: F

 

    11/30/2015 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 12/8/2015 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F

 

 

Bill Summary       Fact Sheet

 

APPROVE 7-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27.  2015-810

ORD Apv 2nd Amended & Restated Settlemt Agreemt re Regulation of Off-Site Commercial Signs bet City, Scenic Jacksonville, Inc & CBS Outdoor, LLC to Identify CBS Outdoor's new Corporate Name, Redefine Certain Terms, Define a Term & Limit Sign Height for Signs Primarily Oriented to a Major Arterial Roadway, Correcting Takedown Dates & Adding Restrictions to a Specified Sign in Certain Exhibits to the 2nd Amended Agreemt; Waive Enforcemt of var Sign Regs including Provisions of the City Charter & any other Provision of Jacksonville Law which Conflict with any Term of the 2nd Amended Agreemt. (Fetner & Grandin) (Req of Gen Counsel)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 12/8/15

 

1. 11/24/2015 CO  Introduced: F,R,LUZ

 

    11/30/2015 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

    12/1/2015 R Read 2nd & Rerefer;    12/1/2015 LUZ Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 12/8/2015 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F, R, LUZ

 

 

Bill Summary       Fact Sheet

 

APPROVE 7-0

 

 

 

 

28.  2015-838

ORD Transferring $169,801.50 from Collected Revenue to Expense Objects within the Metro Park Maint Trust Fund for Annual Operating Costs of metro Park; Designate Oversight by Parks, Rec & Community Svcs Dept. (BT 16-008) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 1/12/16

 

1. 12/8/2015 CO  Introduced: F,RCDPHS

 

 

Bill Summary       Fact Sheet

 

 

Read 2nd and Rerefer

 

 

 

29.  2015-839

ORD Approp $400,000 FY 2015 Brownfields Assessmt Grant from U.S. Environmental Protection Agcy (EPA) to Conduct Brownfields Assessmts in Jax as part of Jax Brownfields Assessmt Prog; Auth Funds Carryover to Subsequent FY's; Auth Cooperative Agreemt with U.S. EPA; Designate Oversight by Planing & Dev Dept. (BT 16-015) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 1/12/16

 

1. 12/8/2015 CO  Introduced: F,RCDPHS

 

 

Bill Summary       Fact Sheet

 

Read 2nd and Rerefer

 

30.  2015-840

ORD Amend Ord 2015-504-E (City Budget) by Attaching & Incorporating 3rd Revised Schedule A-1; Amend Ord 2015-505-E (CIP) by Attaching & Incorporating 3rd Revised Exhibit 1. (Sidman) (Introduced by CP Anderson)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 1/12/16

 

1. 12/8/2015 CO  Introduced: F

 

 

Bill Summary      

 

Read 2nd and Rerefer

 

 

 

 

31.  2015-841

ORD Estab a Festival Overlay Zone & a Festival Activity Period; Allow Addnl Uses in a Porton of said Zone during the Activity Period; Waive Chapt 368 (Noise Control), EPB Rule 4 (Noise Pollution Control) & Sec 154.108, Ord Code, to allow for Outdoor Musical Entertainmt & Open Containers in the Designated Zone. (Sidman) (Introduced by CP Anderson & Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 1/12/16

 

1. 12/8/2015 CO  Introduced: F,RCDPHS,R

 

 

Bill Summary       Fact Sheet

 

Read 2nd and Rerefer

 

 

 

 

32.  2015-851

ORD Granting to Elena Flats LLC a Temp Constrn Easemt at E'ly 7 Feet of a City-Owned Surface Parking Lot allocated to Supv of Elections & Adjacent to Propty owned by Grantee at 122 E Duval St for Addnl Work Space & Access to Exterior of the Elena Flats Bldg while it undergoes Renovations. (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 1/12/16

 

1. 12/8/2015 CO  Introduced: F,TEU

                               

                             Bill Summary       Fact Sheet

 

                              Read 2nd and Rerefer

 

 

Chairman Gulliford noted for the committee’s information that he has been informed by the Finance Department that the City is writing off $11 million in uncollectible parking tickets dating back to 1980. In response to questions from the committee about what, if anything, can be done to improve collection practices, CFO Mike Weinstein suggested that changes in state law may be necessary to increase incentives and penalties to encourage compliance. Apparently the current penalties are insufficient to induce payment. Council Member Schellenberg agreed to raise this legislative issue with the Florida Association of Counties and Florida League of Cities to see if there is statewide interest in tackling this issue.

 

Council Member Crescimbeni requested that Mr. Weinstein provide a report for FY14-15 on the operating costs of the City’s heavy fire and rescue vehicles (fire engines, tankers, EMS units, etc. but excluding cars, small trucks and SUVs).

 

Public Comment

Martha Cox of the Family Foundations reported with regard to 2015-740 that a state program (Florida Hardest Hit Downpayment Program) can provide up to $15,000 in forgivable mortgage downpayment assistance to low income home buyers, which can be used in conjunction with the SHIP funding appropriated by this bill to help low income persons buy homes. She plans to meet individually with council members to explain how the program works and how it could affect their districts.

 

 

Jeff Clements, Council Research Division

Posted 1.4.16  5:00 p.m.