April 25, 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, John Crescimbeni, Garrett Dennis, Al Ferraro, Jim Love, Joyce Morgan, Sam Newby, Matt Schellenberg, Scott Wilson

Excused: Council Members Doyle Carter and Bill Gulliford


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; John Pappas and Lin White – Public Works Department; Kirk Wendland and Ed Randolph – Office of Economic Development; Mike Weinstein and Angela Moyer – Finance and Administration Department; Bill Killingsworth and Folks Huxford – Planning and Development Department; Daryl Joseph – Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department; Ali Korman Shelton, Jessica Baker and Jordan Elsbury – Mayor’s Office


Meeting Convened: 4:02 p.m.


Rules Committee: Council Member Dennis reviewed the actions of the committee from its meeting. He noted that there are 2 separate Rules amendments for 2017-160 (amending Council Rules regarding public participation and public hearings) and Deputy General Counsel Peggy Sidman explained the two amendments. A floor amendment will be offered on 2017-294 (Recognizing & Commending River Garden Hebrew Home) by Council Member Schellenberg. Council Member Crescimbeni pointed out that the Rules recommendation on 2017-171 (Confirming reappointment of Edward E Burr to the JEA board) was to approve; President Boyer said that the appointee subsequently requested withdrawal.


NCIS Committee: Council Member Wilson reviewed the actions of the committee from its meeting. Ms. Boyer noted that 2017-225 (transferring $4,000 within the Ryan White Care Act of 1990 Title I Grant) will be pulled from the Consent Agenda and voted on separately so that a council member can abstain from that vote due to a conflict.


LUZ Committee: Council Member Becton reviewed the actions of the committee from its meeting. He questioned whether 2017-180 (rezoning property on the east side of Baymeadows Way W.) should be voted on before or after 2017-179 (amending a Development Order pursuant to NOPC approved DRI filed by Cypress Plaza Properties, Inc. & XL Soccer World Jax, LLC) and the Council President announced that she would move 2017-180 after consideration of 2017-179. Ms. Boyer announced that there would be a floor amendment offered on 2017-136 (rezoning 1230 Hendricks Ave.) to waive the liquor license distance limitation from a church.


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


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


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


The President announced that there would be a 1-item Addendum to the Agenda – introduction of a resolution honoring and congratulating Jackie Cornelius, Principal of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, upon her retirement. Several council members asked to be added as co-sponsors.


Special Committee topics for next week’s committees

NCIS: the committee’s chosen topic will have to be delayed and a new topic is being sought.


LUZ: variances, waivers and exceptions


Finance: presentation by the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs


PHS:  infant mortality


TEU: stormwater utility fee exemptions, adjustments and early payment discounts


Rules: continuation of board and commission review with the Downtown Investment Authority, Downtown Design Review Board and Library Board of Trustees.


Council Members Anderson, Boyer and Newby requested to be added as co-sponsors on 2017-292 (resolution honoring & commending William D. "Bill" Brinton). Council Member Schellenberg explained the nature of his floor amendment on 2017-294 for the sake of better clarity.


Meeting adjourned: 4:20 p.m.


Minutes: Jeff Clements, Council Research

4.25.17     Posted 5:00 p.m.

Tapes:  Council agenda meeting – LSD