OFFICE OF THE CITY COUNCIL
117 WEST DUVAL STREET, SUITE 425
4TH FLOOR, CITY HALL
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 32202
LUZ Special Committee Meeting
January 4, 2016
Topic: Application process and transparency
Location: City Council Chamber, 1st floor, City Hall – St. James Building, 117 West Duval Street
In attendance: Council Members Danny Becton (Chair), Jim Love, Doyle Carter (arr. 4:58p), Al Ferraro, Reggie Gaffney, Joyce Morgan (arr. 4:39p)
Also: CP Lori Boyer; Bill Killingsworth, Folks Huxford, and Kristen Reed – Planning & Development Department; Susan Grandin – Office of General Counsel; Yvonne P. Mitchell – Research Division
Meeting Convened: 4:37 p.m.
Chairman Becton called the meeting to order. He stated committee members should have received the calendar of the workshop topics in December. Based on the depth of details associated with a topic determined the number of meetings assigned to cover the entire topic.
Mr. Folks Huxford distributed a handout for discussion on application processes. He provided an in-depth review of each application process that included zoning criteria, staff report details, and verification of compliance process. The types of applications reviewed were:
Additionally, Mr. Huxford reviewed information regarding which applications are heard before LUZ, Planning Commission or both; similarities and differences associated to the various application types; and public access to information associated to applications.
Currently, Conventional Zonings, Land Use Amendments, PUDs, Minor Modification and Administrative Modifications are the only applications are accessible to apply for online. The department is working on improving the process. A concern of the committee involved the timeliness of uploading hard copy applications for public accessibility.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
Meeting Adjourned: 5:32 p.m.
Minutes: Yvonne P. Mitchell, Council Research
01.06.17 Posted 5:30 p.m.
Tapes: LUZ Special Meeting– LSD
Materials: LUZ Special Committee Handouts