City Council Chamber, 1st floor, City Hall

September 18, 2017

4:00 p.m.


Location: City Council Chamber, City Hall – St. James Building; 117 West Duval Street,

In attendance: Council Members Aaron Bowman (Vice President), Greg Anderson, Danny Becton, Aaron Bowman,  Lori Boyer,  Doyle Carter (arr. 4:19), John Crescimbeni,  Garrett Dennis, Al Ferraro, Reggie Gaffney, Tommy Hazouri, Jim Love, Joyce Morgan, Sam Newby, Matt Schellenberg, Scott Wilson

Excused: Council President Anna Lopez Brosche


Also: Peggy Sidman, Paige Johnston, Susan Grandin – Office of General Counsel; Kyle Billy and Kim Taylor – Council Auditor’s Office; Carol Owens and Jessica Matthews – Legislative Services Division; Jeff Clements – Council Research Division; Ali Korman Shelton and Jordan Elsbury – Mayor’s Office; John Pappas and Lin White – Public Works Department; Bill Hodges – Jacksonville Children’s Commission; Bob Parr – Employee Services Department; Mike Weinstein and Angela Moyer – Finance Department


Meeting Convened: 4:02 p.m.


Vice President Bowman announced that Mayor Lenny Curry, Sheriff Mike Williams, JEA CEO Paul McElroy and City CAO Sam Mousa will give brief updates on Hurricane Irma recovery operations at the beginning of the meeting. He suggested that the council hold only one public comment period at the end of the meeting tonight, given the budget public hearings and the fact that the council meeting is being held during a busy committee week.


Rules Committee: Council Member Wilson reviewed the actions of the committee from its meeting. Council Member Becton solicited additional co-sponsors for resolution 2017-611 honoring late attorney Fred Gazaleh of the State Attorney’s Office


LUZ Committee: Council Member Schellenberg reviewed the actions of the committee from its meeting. Mr. Schellenberg said that a floor amendment will be offered on 2017-418 (rezoning on San Pablo Road).  Council Member Ferraro requested re-referral 2017-478 (administrative deviation on Gately Road for lot size reduction) for further review, at the request of the applicant.


NCSPHS Committee: Council Member Newby reviewed the actions of the committee from its meeting.


TEU Committee: Council Member Ferraro reviewed the actions of the committee from its meeting.


Finance Committee: Council Member Dennis reviewed the actions of the committee from its meeting.


Vice President Bowman announced that next Monday at 12 noon is the deadline for submitting budget amendments for inclusion on the list to be offered at the final debate on the budget.


In response to a question from Council Member Crescimbeni, Peggy Sidman stated that the bill filing deadline will still be 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday of this week despite the unusual committee schedule.


Council Member Crescimbeni asked that 2017-516 (establishing an account to deposit proceeds of water quality credit sales) be postponed until his question to the Public Works Department about the value of water quality credits is answered.


Council Member Hazouri suggested that it is not particularly useful for the council to hear public comment on the potential to move Confederate statutes until there is a formal legislative proposal and requested that the Acting President announce before Public Comment that there is no legislation pending.


Council Member Boyer said that her recollection was that 2017-562, marked for action on the agenda, was deferred in committee and should not be on the agenda without a committee report; Susan Grandin confirmed that the bill was deferred in committee.


2017-477 (waiver of minimum road frontage on Gately Road): Ms. Grandin said that there is no amendment; the agenda is incorrectly marked.


2017-478 (administrative deviation for lot size on Gately Road): Ms. Grandin said that the applicant requested the re-referral and that the bill will need to be re-advertised and heard in LUZ Committee in 2 weeks. The applicant is responsible for paying the costs of re-advertising and sending out the 350-foot radius letters.


Meeting adjourned: 4:28 p.m.


Minutes: Jeff Clements, Council Research Division

9.18.17     Posted 5:00 p.m.

Tapes:  Council agenda meeting – LSD