City Council Chamber, 1st floor, City Hall

August 8, 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), Greg Anderson, Aaron Bowman, Katrina Brown (arr. 4:25), Reggie Brown, Lori Boyer, John Crescimbeni (arr. 4:12), Doyle Carter (arr. 4:04), Garrett Dennis, Reggie Gaffney, Al Ferraro, Tommy Hazouri, Jim Love, Joyce Morgan, Sam Newby, Matt Schellenberg, Scott Wilson


Also: Peggy Sidman, Paige Johnston and Susan Grandin  – Office of General Counsel; Kyle Billy and Kim Taylor – Council Auditor’s Office; Carol Owens and Jessica Matthews – Legislative Services Division; Steve Cassada – Council Staff Services; Jeff Clements – Council Research Division; Bill Killingsworth and Folks Huxford – Planning and Development Department; Ali Korman Shelton and Jordan Elsbury – Mayor’s Office; Mike Weinstein – 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; Aundra Wallace – Downtown Investment Authority


Meeting Convened: 4:01 p.m.


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.


Rules Committee: Council Member Carter reviewed the actions of the committee from its meeting. President Brosche noted that on Ordinance 2017-450 (amending Ordinance Code Section 150.413 -Display of Public Awareness Signs for Human Trafficking), the Rules Committee amendment, which incorporates the NCSPHS amendment, will be moved first.


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


Ms. Brosche announced that there would be a 1-item addendum to the agenda – a resolution commemorating the life of the late Wally Lee, which will be moved as an emergency. An amendment will be offered to add all council members as co-sponsors.


Council Member Dennis explained the two floor amendments he will be offering on Ordinance 2017-569 (appropriating $571,858.86 from residual matching dollars from closed out grants to increase funding for FY 2016-2017 after-school programs) to add additional funding from several sources to increase the number of seats available in after-school programs citywide. Council Member Anderson asked for an explanation from the Office of General Counsel on the rules and criteria for declaring an emergency. Council members asked numerous questions about the sources and uses of funding and Council Member Hazouri requested production, before the meeting, of a clear and concise chart showing all the proposed funding sources and amounts. Council Member Crescimbeni requested an explanation at the beginning of the debate on this bill of the intent of the Mayor’s original bill, followed by the expansions proposed by Council Member Dennis.


In response to a question from Council Member Anderson, Council Member Boyer gave a basic overview of the need for Ordinance 2017-399 (amending the Downtown Overlay Zone and downtown district regulations of the Zoning Code regarding production and sale of alcoholic beverages). She explained that the general Zoning Code had been recently revised to provide regulations for craft breweries and distilleries, but that these new regulations did not apply in the downtown area because of the Downtown Overlay Zone. This bill provides a regulatory scheme for breweries and distilleries locating in portions of the downtown area (excluding the Church District).



Meeting adjourned: 4:35 p.m.


Minutes: Jeff Clements, Council Research

8.8.17     Posted 5:00 p.m.

Tapes:  Council agenda meeting – LSD