City Council Chamber, 1st floor, City Hall

November 27, 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, Garrett Dennis, 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 and Shannon Eller – Office of General Counsel; Kyle Billy and Kim Taylor – Council Auditor’s Office; Carol Owens, Jessica Matthews and Juliette Williams – 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; Bill Killingsworth and Folks Huxford – Planning and Development Department; Kirk Wendland – Office of Economic Development


Meeting Convened: 4:00 p.m.


President Bowman called the meeting to order and asked for the committee reports.


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

Mr. Hazouri said that the Rules Committee has filled a large percentage of the board and commission vacancies and still needs recommendations for the Council on Elder Affairs and the TRUE Commission.


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


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


Finance Committee: Council Member Anderson reported that all of his committee’s items have been previously covered.


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

President Bowman said that he would postpone 2018-538 (Zoning Code amendment regarding uses permitted by right and by exception in commercial zones) after receiving several requests from the Jacksonville Automobile Dealers Association. Council Member Crescimbeni said that the bill has been deferred in the LUZ Committee for several cycles. He has a meeting with the JADA representative this Thursday to discuss the bill.


President Bowman said that the Finance amendment will be moved on 2018-707 (Approp $687,849.88 collected from Auction of Properties on City's Affordable Housing Inventory List to estab Infill Dev Incentive Prog). There is a 1-item Addendum to the Agenda for introduction only.


Council Member Anderson announced that there will be a noticed meeting at 2 p.m. tomorrow to finalize the Council’s budget priorities and all members are invited to attend.


December 12th will be the City Council service day at the Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless. The City Council open house will be that same afternoon at 4 p.m.


Mr. Bowman said that the City will be participating in a resiliency team exercise beginning in January that will meet twice a month, and asked for a council member to volunteer to serve. The group will look at issues related to sea level rise, coastal flooding, resilience and similar issues. Council Member Boyer said that she understands the group is strictly interested in coastal flooding issues and not inland drainage issues.


Council Member Schellenberg announced that the JEA board had selected Aaron Zahn as the new CEO of JEA earlier today.


Meeting adjourned: 4:13 p.m.


Minutes: Jeff Clements, Council Research Division

904-630-1405   jeffc@coj.ent

11.27.18     Posted 5:00 p.m.


Tape:   City Council agenda meeting 11.27.18 – LSD