OFFICE OF THE CITY COUNCIL
117 WEST DUVAL STREET, SUITE 425
4TH FLOOR, CITY HALL
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 32202
CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING ON 2017-563 MINUTES
City Council Chamber, 1st floor, City Hall
October 10, 2017
Location: City Council Chamber, City Hall – St. James Building; 117 West Duval Street,
In attendance: Council Members Anna Lopez Brosche (President), Greg Anderson, Danny Becton, Aaron Bowman, Lori Boyer, Katrina Brown, Reggie Brown, Doyle Carter, John Crescimbeni, Garrett Dennis, Al Ferraro, Reggie Gaffney, Bill Gulliford, Tommy Hazouri, Jim Love, Joyce Morgan, Sam Newby, Matt Schellenberg, Scott Wilson
Also: Peggy Sidman and Paige Johnston – Office of General Counsel; Kyle Billy and Kim Taylor – Council Auditor’s Office; Carol Owens, Jessica Matthews and Crystal Shemwell – Legislative Services Division; Jeff Clements – Council Research Division; Sam Mousa, Ali Korman Shelton and Jordan Elsbury – Mayor’s Office
Meeting Convened: 3:30 p.m.
President Brosche called the meeting to order and Council Member Carter gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance. The President announced that the usual rules of Council procedure will apply during this special meeting (5 minute/3 minute speaking times), and the meeting will adjourn at 4 p.m. to begin the scheduled City Council Agenda Meeting. She explained the reasoning behind her scheduling and subsequent cancellation of a special meeting on this subject yesterday, which led to the special meeting being called by action of a more than 7 council members as provided in the Council Rules.
Motion (Dennis): waive Council Rule 4.302 (order of business) in order to hold Public Comment prior to the Council taking action on this bill in the Special Meeting –
Several questions were posed regarding the effect of the motion on floor in relation to the purpose of the special meeting, specifically regarding whether the public would be speaking on the subject of the discharge from committee or on the substance of the bill.
The Dennis motion to waive the Council Rule failed 3-16.
Motion (Crescimbeni): discharge 2017-563 from the Finance Committee – approved 18-1 (Brosche opposed)
Motion (Schellenberg): approve the Finance Committee substitute to 2017-563 –
Council Member Anderson pointed out that the Rules Committee substitute was adopted after the Finance Committee substitute and therefore is the latest version of the bill.
Motion (Schellenberg): approve the Rules Committee substitute rather than the Finance substitute
The chair declared the meeting adjourned at 4:00 p.m. in order to begin the noticed City Council Agenda Meeting.
Motion (Crescimbeni): appeal the ruling of the chair to adjourn the meeting and continue discussion of 2017-563 in this meeting – fails 8-11.
Meeting adjourned: 4:03 p.m.
Minutes: Jeff Clements, Council Research Division
10.10.17 Posted 5:30 p.m.
Tapes: City Council Special Meeting on 2017-563 – LSD