City Council Chamber, 1st floor, City Hall

September 25, 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 and Lawsikia Hodges – Office of General Counsel; Kyle Billy, Kim Taylor and Brian Parks – 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, Leeann Krieg and Siretta Williams – Mayor’s Office; Mike Weinstein, Angela Moyer and Teresa Eichner – Finance and Administration Department; John Pappas – Public Works Department; Kurt Wilson – Fire and Rescue Department; Kirk Wendland and Karen Nasrallah  – Office of Economic Development


Meeting Convened: 4:02 p.m.


President Bowman called the meeting to order and 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.

2018-507 (Adopting FY's 2019-2023 Inclusive IT System Dev Program) will be pulled from the Consent Agenda and tabled until after budget vote.


2018-510 (Approp $300,000 from a Designated Spec Council Contingency to fund City's Contribution to Jax Chamber of Commerce) will be pulled from the Consent Agenda; Council President Bowman will abstain from the vote due to a conflict of interest.

2018-557 (Approp $2,624,196 from Spec Designated Contingency Acct for Public Svc Grants) will be pulled from the Consent Agenda for a conflict abstention.


Mr. Anderson suggested that members who want to add their names to items on the Consent Agenda do so in the agenda meeting rather than pull the bills from the Consent Agenda during the meeting, which requires additional votes. Several council members requested to be added to 2018-632 and -634; Council Member Ferraro asked to have his name removed from 2018-601, which was added in error.


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


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

On 2018-306 (notification requirements for actions pertaining to establishments serving alcoholic beverages he noted that the LUZ Committee recommended withdrawal, while the bill is still pending in NCHPHS.


Council President Bowman announced the following actions:

2018-464: the LUZ amendment will be moved.

2018-509: the Finance amendment will be moved

2018-653 is being requested for first reading emergency approval

2018-657 is being requested for first reading emergency approval


There will be a 1 item addendum to the agenda for introduction only.


Council Member Ferraro asked for clarification of the motion on 2018-394; members should vote the green button to agree with LUZ recommendation and deny the appeal.


Council Member Gaffney asked Deputy General Counsel Lawsikia Hodges to explain the floor amendment he will offer to align the Stop the Violence grants in the budget ordinance to Ordinance Code Sec. 111.850 to allow grants up to $10,000 to go to non-profit organizations.


Council Member Hazouri requested discharge of 2018-306 from the Rules Committee and a vote to withdraw. Council Member Newby agreed to discharge the bill from NCSPHS as well.


Steve Diebenow said that 2017-433, which relates to 2018-658, is pending in multiple committees. He asked for that bill to continue to be deferred in committees until it can be synched up with 2018-658.


President Bowman said that the 8 proposed budget amendments turned in to OGC will be moved in the order received, then the whole budget will be moved as amended for final action.


Meeting adjourned: 4:20 p.m.


Minutes: Jeff Clements, Council Research Division

904-630-1405   jeffc@coj.ent


9.25.18     Posted 5:00 p.m.

Tape:   City Council agenda meeting 9.25.18 – LSD