City Council Chamber, 1st floor, City Hall

August 22, 2017

4:00 p.m.


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

In attendance: Council Members Anna Lopez Brosche (President), Danny Becton, Aaron Bowman,  Lori Boyer, John Crescimbeni (arr. 4:05), Doyle Carter, Garrett Dennis, Al Ferraro, Tommy Hazouri, Joyce Morgan, Sam Newby, Matt Schellenberg, Scott Wilson

Excused: Council Members Greg Anderson and Jim Love


Also: Paige Johnston, Susan Grandin and Stephen Durden – 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; Mike Weinstein, Angela Moyer and Teresa Eichner – Administration and Finance Department; Kirk Wendland and Paul Crawford – Office of Economic Development; John Pappas and Lin White – Public Works Department; Jon Heymann and Bill Hodges – Jacksonville Children’s Commission; Robert Philips – Supervisor of Elections’ Office


Meeting Convened: 4:01 p.m.


LUZ Committee: Council Member Schellenberg reviewed the actions of the committee from its meeting.


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. President Brosche announced that the Finance amendment would be offered first on 2017-517 (Authorizing Franchise Agreement with Buckeye Terminals, LLC).


Rules Committee: Council Member Carter reviewed the actions of the committee from its meeting.


Several council members thanked the U.S. Navy for the opportunity fly out of NAS Jacksonville on P-8 Poseidon aircraft this week; they greatly enjoyed the experience and seeing the Navy’s work up close.


Council Member Boyer said that she had several questions about 2017-446 (Rezoning 13535 Beaver St. W. from CCG-1 & AGR to PUD) and would be asking for the bill to be re-referred to the LUZ Committee.  Ms. Boyer also said that she had questions on 2017-513 (Appropriating $144,500 from Special Law Enforcement Trust Fund) that she would be posing at the meeting before the vote.


In response to a question from Council Member Crescimbeni about 2017-518 (Donating Asset #114158, an Industrial Truck Scale, to Sphinx Management, Inc.), Public Works Director John Pappas identified the scale as being located at a former City yard waste mulching facility. Mr. Crescimbeni indicated that the City had had a troubled relationship with the operator of that site and said he would be requesting to pull this item from the Consent Agenda for debate.


Council President Brosche said that the order of the two presentations at the beginning of the meeting would be reversed. She reviewed the rules of procedure for the public hearings and public comment portions of the meeting, which are expected to draw considerable public participation. Any member of the public wishing to comment on Confederate monuments will be instructed to fill out a special orange speaker card, and comments on that subject will be heard in the second public comment period at the end of the meeting. The amount of time afforded to speakers in the second public comment period may be adjusted based on the number of cards received and the likelihood that the number of speakers would cause the meeting to exceed its mandatory midnight adjournment time.



Meeting adjourned: 4:16 p.m.


Minutes: Jeff Clements, Council Research Division

8.22.17     Posted 5:30 p.m.

Tapes:  Council agenda meeting – LSD