Finance Committee Agenda Meeting Minutes

 July 17, 2018

9:00 a.m.


Topic: Finance Committee agenda meeting


Location: City Council Chamber, 1st floor, City Hall – St. James Building, 117 West Duval Street


In attendance: Council Members Greg Anderson (Chair), Lori Boyer, Reginald Gaffney, Bill Gulliford, Joyce Morgan, Jim Love


Also: Council Member Ju’Coby Pittman; Kyle Billy and Kim Taylor – Council Auditor’s Office; Peggy Sidman– Office of General Counsel; Jeff Clements – Council Research Division; Adri Segui and Althea Henry – Legislative Services Division; Jordan Elsbury – Mayor’s Office; Mike Weinstein, Twane Duckworth and Teresa Eichner – Finance and Administration Department; Bill Joyce – Public Works Department; Kirk Wendland, Paul Crawford and Ed Randolph – Office of Economic Development; Stephanie Burch – Neighborhoods Department


Meeting Convened: 9:00 a.m.


Chairman Anderson called the meeting to order and reviewed the Auditor’s marked agenda which included 8 items marked for deferral, 12 items ready for action and 8 items for second reading and re-referral.


2017-632 – Council Member Gulliford announced that the Solid Waste Special Committee will meet later this week and should have a recommendation on this bill for the next meeting.


2018-76 – Chairman Anderson asked Council Member Gaffney to coordinate with Council Members Dennis and Newby to make a presentation on this bill to the committee


2018-364 – Chairman Anderson said that he has been reviewing the very lengthy document and has several questions about individual projects; he may recommend that the bill be deferred today.


2018-369 – the bill was deferred in the TEU Committee yesterday; Council Member Gaffney indicated his willingness to defer in Finance as well.


The Chairman announced that the Council Auditor would be reporting on two recently released audits at the beginning of the meeting. At the end of the meeting he will review the budget hearing schedule, and Mr. Anderson said that he looked forward to having the participation of the previous Finance Committee chairs and Council Presidents on the committee.


Mr. Anderson also said that he invites the committee to have wide-ranging discussion of issues in the committee so as not to do committee work on the Council floor. He said that he will allow public comment at the end of committee meetings (on subjects germane to the work of the committee), with the amount of time afforded to speakers possibly varying according to the number of speakers who wish to be heard. Council Member Gulliford suggested that public comment at the end of the meeting may not allow speakers the opportunity to influence the debate on bills completed earlier in the meeting.


Meeting Adjourned: 9:12 a.m.


Minutes: Jeff Clements, Council Research

            7.17.18   Posted 2:30 p.m.


Tapes:  Finance agenda meeting– LSD