City Council Chamber, 1st floor, City Hall

April 10, 2018

4:00 p.m.


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

In attendance: Council Members Anna Lopez Brosche (President), Greg Anderson,  Aaron Bowman, Lori Boyer, Doyle Carter, John Crescimbeni,  Al Ferraro, Reggie Gaffney, Bill Gulliford, Tommy Hazouri, Jim Love, Joyce Morgan, Sam Newby, Matt Schellenberg, Scott Wilson


Also: Peggy Sidman, Paige Johnston, Susan Grandin – Office of General Counsel; Kyle Billy and Kim Taylor – Council Auditor’s Office; Carol Owens, Jessica Matthews  – Legislative Services Division; Steve Cassada – Council Staff Services; Jeff Clements – Council Research Division; Sam Mousa, Ali Korman Shelton and Jordan Elsbury – Mayor’s Office; John Pappas and Lin White – Public Works Department; Kirk Wendland – Office of Economic Development; Mike Weinstein – Finance and Administration Department; Folks Huxford – Planning and Development Department; Aundra Wallace – Downtown Investment Authority


Meeting Convened: 4:00 p.m.


President Brosche 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. Mr. Newby asked that 2018-193 (declaration of surplus artwork) be discharged from the committee and taken up tonight. President Brosche said that the Finance amendment will be moved on 2018-158 (appropriating $7500 grant to Kids Hope Alliance).


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


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


Rules Committee: Council Member Carter reviewed the actions of the committee from its meeting. Council Member Schellenberg said the three persons being honored in Resolution 2018-218 (honoring JEA linemen) will be in the audience tonight and asked that they be recognized. The bill will be pulled from the consent agenda and the council amendment (add all council members as co-sponsors) offered.  Council Member Ferraro asked that 2018-165 (requiring members of boards or commissions to resign from the entity before applying for employment with that agency) be pulled from the consent agenda so that he can move a floor amendment.


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

Council Member Becton will offer a floor amendment on 2018-130 (rezoning on State Road A1A) regarding parking.


President Brosche said there were several requests for addenda to the agenda. Council Member Gulliford asked to add a bill to modify and expand the funding for the opioid pilot program (at no additional cost to the City) to run through the end of the fiscal year. Introduction this week will avoid need for emergency action next cycle. Council Member Boyer asked for introduction of 2018-251 to appropriate funds to survey cross-sections of McCoy’s Creek to provide needed base data; no emergency action is requested, just introduction. Council Member Crescimbeni said that the Florida Senate passed a bill naming a portion of University Boulevard in Arlington as “Jim Tullis Memorial Road”, and requests that the City Council adopt a resolution approving that designation before signs will be erected. He requests that 2018-252 be introduced tonight, with no emergency action requested.


Council Member Carter requested an explanation of the withdrawal of 2018-57 (Fishing Creek legal settlement). Council Member Boyer explained the need to correct the names of the property owners who will be participating in the special assessment district, which differ from the persons involved in the lawsuit and legal settlement.


Meeting adjourned: 4:15 p.m.


Minutes: Jeff Clements, Council Research Division

4.10.18     Posted 4:30 p.m.

Tapes:  City Council agenda meeting – LSD