May 9, 2017

4:00 p.m.


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

In attendance: Council Members Lori Boyer (President), Greg Anderson, Danny Becton, Aaron Bowman, Anna Lopez Brosche, Katrina Brown, John Crescimbeni, Garrett Dennis, Reggie Gaffney, Al Ferraro, Bill Gulliford, 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 – Legislative Services Division; Steve Cassada – Council Staff Services; Jeff Clements – Council Research Division; Lin White – Public Works Department; Kirk Wendland – Office of Economic Development; Mike Weinstein, Angela Moyer, Teresa Eichner and Mario Rubio – Finance and Administration Department; Folks Huxford – Planning and Development Department; Ali Korman Shelton, Jessica Baker and Jordan Elsbury – Mayor’s Office; James Richardson – Environmental Protection Board; Kurtis Wilson – Fire and Rescue Department


Meeting Convened: 4:01 p.m.


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


LUZ Committee: Council Member Becton reviewed the actions of the committee from its meeting and stated that he would be offering a floor amendment to 2017-221 (rezoning 2490 & 2500 Monument Rd.). Council Member Bowman will offer a floor amendment to 2017-213 (Small Scale FLUM Amend to 2030 Comp Plan - 3 properties on south side of Arpino Dr.).


Rules Committee: Council Member Dennis reviewed the actions of the committee from its meeting. President Boyer noted that the committee’s recommendation on 2017-86 (Confirming appointment of Leslie Scott Jean-Bart as Member of Jax Ethics Commission) on the Consent Agenda is to withdraw the nomination.


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


TEU Committee: Council Member Ferraro reported that all of his committee’s actions had been covered.


NCIS Committee: Council Member Wilson reviewed the actions of the committee from its meeting.


Council Member Gaffney requested that 2017-182 (Amending Ordinance Code Chapter 191 - Special Events & Entertainment District – to reduce the size of the A. Phillip Randolph Entertainment District) be postponed for an additional meeting. President Boyer noted that 2017-88 (Closing & abandoning &/or disclaiming right-of-way of Parramore Rd.) will be moved for substitute and re-referral to committee to consider additional amendments requested by the Florida Department of Transportation.


President Boyer announced that there would be a 2-item Addendum to the Agenda – a bill recommending a list of prioritized projects to the North Florida TPO for their FY17-18 funding cycle, and a resolution declaring today to be Northeast Florida Builders Association Apprenticeship Program Apprentice Appreciation Day. Council Member Katrina Brown announced that, due to some scheduling confusion, the Ribault High School girls’ basketball team would be at the meeting expecting a presentation of the resolution honoring them for winning another state championship, although the presentation is not shown on the agenda.


Special Committee topics for next week’s committees

TEU: intersection and crosswalk safety and transportation for persons with disabilities


PHS:  senior citizen quality of life issues


Finance: no special meeting this week; the following meeting will have a presentation of the Property Appraiser’s annual report


Rules: continuation of boards and commissions review with the Jacksonville Children’s Commission, the Human Rights Commission, and the Election Advisory Panel


LUZ: continuation of discussion of procedures for minor modifications, exceptions and variances and of buffering for incompatible uses


NCIS: presentation by the Parent Help Center and a report from Council President Boyer on her parks partnership program


Meeting adjourned: 4:17 p.m.


Minutes: Jeff Clements, Council Research

5.9.17     Posted 5:30 p.m.

Tapes:  Council agenda meeting – LSD