RESEARCH DIVISION



February 5, 2018

1:30 P.M.

City Council Chamber

First Floor, City Hall

117 West Duval Street


Attendance:   Council Members Al Ferraro (Chair), Jim Love (Vice Chair), Lori Boyer, Aaron Bowman, Tommy Hazouri; Assistant General Counsel Paige Johnston; Phillip Peterson, Council Auditor’s Office; Jordan Elsbury, Administration; Adri Maguire Segui, Mia Richardson, Legislative Assistants; John J. Jackson, Council Research Division.


The Chair, Council Member Al Ferraro, called the agenda meeting to order at 1:30 P.M.


The Chair requested Phillip Peterson to review the marked agenda that had been prepared by the Council Auditor’s Office.  There were eight (8) items ready for action, six (6) items being deferred, six (6) items being seconded and re-referred, and one (1) item being substituted and re-referred.


The Chair announced that prior to turning the panel’s attention to agenda items, the Committee would hear a presentation by JEA on JEA electric distribution: storm resiliency.


On Item #10, ORD 2018-7, Approp $62,540.03 from Tree Protection & Related Expenses Trust Fund (Ord Fund – 15F) for Site Prep & Planting of Phoenix Date Palms in Downtown Jax….the Chair indicated that has some questions to raise.  In particular, he wants to know the balance of the funds in the Trust Fund account.  Council Member Tommy Hazouri had questions as well.  He wanted to know how the two tree trust funds differed and what the balance of the trust fund accounts were.  Principal Council Auditor Philip Peterson explained.


On Item #15, ORD 2018-20, Auth Purchase & Sale Agreemt with CSX Transportation, Inc. for Purchase of 4.13 Acres from CSX for total Price of $313,268…., the Chair indicated that he is likely to defer this item because he has some concerns.  The measure’s sponsor, Council Member Garrett Dennis, would be at the Committee to discuss the proposed legislation.


There being no further business, the agenda meeting was adjourned at 1:40 P.M.


John J. Jackson, Council Research Division (904) 630-1729


February 8. 2018

Posted: 4:00 P.M.