City Council Chamber, 1st floor, City Hall

December 11, 2018

4:00 p.m.


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


In attendance: Council Members Aaron Bowman (President), Greg Anderson, Danny Becton, Lori Boyer, Anna Lopez Brosche, John Crescimbeni,  Al Ferraro, Terrance Freeman, Reginald Gaffney, Bill Gulliford, Tommy Hazouri, Jim Love, Joyce Morgan, Sam Newby, Ju’Coby Pittman, Matt Schellenberg, Randy White, Scott Wilson


Also: Peggy Sidman, Paige Johnston, Shannon Eller, Susan Grandin and Stephen Durden – Office of General Counsel; Kyle Billy, Kim Taylor and Heather Reber – Council Auditor’s Office; Carol Owens, Jessica Matthews and Crystal Shemwell – Legislative Services Division; Steve Cassada – Council Staff Services; Jeff Clements – Council Research Division; Sam Mousa, Brian Hughes, Jordan Elsbury, Leeann Krieg and Chiquita Moore – Mayor’s Office; John Pappas – Public Works Department; Carla Miller – Ethics Office; Bill Clement – Sheriff’s Office; Bill Killingsworth and Folks Huxford – Planning and Development Department; Kirk Wendland – Office of Economic Development


Meeting Convened: 4:02 p.m.


President Bowman called the meeting to order and said that he will be having a moment of silence at the beginning of the meeting in memory of the Sheriff’s officer killed this week. He reported that had spoken to the Duval Legislative Delegation yesterday at its public hearing about the City’s priorities for the upcoming legislative session. He reminded the members that the committee meetings the first week of January have been moved to Wednesday and Thursday because of the New Year holiday. The City Council holiday open house is tomorrow from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless luncheon and tour at the new Urban Rest Stop is also tomorrow. The Council’s ugly/spirited sweater contest will be judged immediately after the agenda meeting. NAIOP will be providing dinner for the City Council after the agenda meeting.


The President asked for the committee reports.


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


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


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


Rules Committee: Council Member Hazouri reviewed the actions of the committee from its meeting.


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


2018-776 (appropriating $50,000.00 from Investmnt Pool Earnings on Fair Share Agreemnt Proj. to Provide Funding for the Moncrief Rd Diet Study) will have a floor amendment. 2018-822 (amending the Jacksonville Ethics Code) will be pulled from Consent Agenda and 2 floor amendments will be offered. 2018-790 (Approp $2,775,000.00 from Gen Fund/Gen Svcs Dist Fund balance to var Accounts to Fund Community Projs Apvd by Ord 2018-544-E) was recommended for defeat by its committees of reference. Members were reminded to vote the red button to support the committee recommendation.


There will be a 2 item addendum to the agenda – introduction of resolutions congratulating the City’s two high school football state championship teams from Raines and Mandarin High Schools.


Council Member Crescimbeni asked that 2018-538 (Amending the Zoning Code with regard to commercial uses permitted by right and by exception) be postponed for another cycle to let industry representatives comment on new language proposals. The public hearing will be opened and continued.


Council Member Schellenberg asked that CFO Joey Greive meet with him after the meeting to discuss 2018-756 and -757 (collective bargaining agreements with the police and fire unions).


Council Member Crescimbeni  said that he will offer a floor amendment 2018-772 (appropriating $15,000.00 from Special Law Enforcement Trust Fund to provide Continuation Funding for Operation Homeward Bound) to require that the originating agency referring persons to be provided with transportation be tracked.



Meeting adjourned: 4:22 p.m.


Minutes: Jeff Clements, Council Research Division

904-630-1405   jeffc@coj.ent

12.11.18     Posted 5:00 p.m.


Tape:   City Council agenda meeting 12.11.18 – LSD