January 10, 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, Al Ferraro, Reginald Gaffney, Bill Gulliford, Tommy Hazouri, Jim Love, Joyce Morgan, Sam Newby, Matt Schellenberg and Scott Wilson


Also: Peggy Sidman, Paige Johnston, Susan Grandin and Stephen Durden – Office of General Counsel; Kirk Sherman and Kyle Billy – Council Auditor’s Office; Carol Owens, Jessica Matthews, Samantha Lane, Juliette Williams – Legislative Services Division; Steve Cassada – Council Staff Services; Jeff Clements – Council Research Division; John Pappas and Lin White  – Public Works Department;   Ali Korman Shelton, Jessica Baker, Jordan Elsbury – Mayor’s Office; Kirk Wendland and Paul Crawford – Office of Economic Development; Bill Killingsworth and Folks Huxford – Planning and Development Department; Mike Weinstein, Theresa Eichner, Angela Moyer – Finance and Administration Department;


Meeting Convened: 4:02 p.m.


Finance Committee: Council Member Brosche reviewed the actions of the committee from its meeting. Council Member Schellenberg announced that he would be offering a floor amendment on 2016-778 (amending the operating agreement for the Jacksonville Beach pier) to clarify the payment suspension date.


NCIS Committee: Council Member Wilson reviewed the actions of the committee from its meeting, noting that the NCIS amendment will be moved first for 2016-729 (increasing ticket user fees for events in public assembly facilities).


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


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


Rules Committee: Council Member Dennis reviewed the actions of the committee from its meeting. President Boyer announced that a floor amendment would be offered for 2016-783 (expressing the Council’s support for legislative bill J-2).


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


President Boyer urged the council members to check their e-mails for a message from her soliciting topics for upcoming Lunch and Learns. The consensus of council members with whom she has had conversation is a preference to hold the Lunch and Learns only on the Monday of committee weeks. Ms. Boyer announced that no shade meetings or other special meetings will be scheduled on the next two City Council meeting days due to the expected length of the meetings as the human rights ordinance is debated and has its public hearings. Any additional meetings that must be held will be scheduled for the Mondays of Council weeks. She briefly described the rules of procedure for the public comment and public hearings on the human rights ordinance to evenly divide the speaking time among the pro, con and undecided speakers until all speakers have spoken or until the Council adjourns as prescribed at midnight.


Council Member Schellenberg requested emergency action tonight on 2017-28 (resolution recognizing and commending the Museum of Science and History on the opening of its new Anne Frank exhibit.


Special Committee topics for next week’s committees

TEU: pavement management system


PHS: homelessness issues


Finance: continuation of City grant budgeting processes


Rules: review of the Council Rules, beginning with public hearings and public comment


LUZ: non-controversial “glitch” cleanups


NCIS: Consolidated Annual Housing Report


Council Member Brosche reported that she and her husband had taken part in the 12-week Sheriff’s Office citizen’s police academy and found it a very informative an worthwhile experience.


Meeting adjourned: 4:20 p.m.


Minutes: Jeff Clements, Council Research

1.10.17     Posted 5:00 p.m.

Tapes:  Council agenda meeting – LSD