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JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 32202
Finance Committee Agenda Meeting Minutes
Topic: Finance Committee agenda meeting
Location: City Council Chamber, 1st floor, City Hall – St. James Building, 117 West Duval Street
In attendance: Council Members Anna Lopez Brosche (Chair), Sam Newby, Matt Schellenberg, Bill Gulliford (arr. 8:36), Katrina Brown (arr. 8:43)
Also: Council Members Reggie Brown and Joyce Morgan (arr. 8:37); Kyle Billy and Kim Taylor – Council Auditor’s Office; Peggy Sidman and Paige Johnston – Office of General Counsel; Jeff Clements – Council Research Division; Crystal Shemwell – Legislative Services Division; Ali Shelton and Jordan Elsbury – Mayor’s Office; Kirk Wendland, Paul Crawford and Ed Randolph – Office of Economic Development; Dave Herrell – Office of Sports and Entertainment; Teresa Eichner – Finance Department
Meeting Convened: 8:31 a.m.
Chairwoman Brosche called the meeting to order and asked the attendees to introduce themselves. Ms. Brosche reviewed the Auditor’s marked agenda which included 8 items marked for deferral, 22 items ready for action (1 requested for withdrawal, 5 requested for emergency action, 1 to be substituted and re-referred to committees) and 12 items for second reading and re-referral.
The Chair announced that the Council Auditor will present the findings of Audit #797 – Property Appraiser’s Office Save Our Homes Portability Calculations. The special meeting topic today will be a presentation by Tim Johnson, Executive Director of the Police and Fire Pension Fund.
Council Member Reggie Brown urged the committee to defer or withdraw ordinances 2017-426 (appropriating funding for an opioid epidemic pilot intervention program) and 2017-442 (appropriating funding for additional swim lessons) on the grounds that the City has not explored avenues for state and federal funding before investing local funds into those efforts.
Meeting Adjourned: 8:43 a.m.
Minutes: Jeff Clements, Council Research
6.21.17 Posted 9:00 a.m.
Tapes: Finance agenda meeting– LSD