Rules Committee Agenda Meeting Minutes

April 2, 2019

1:30 p.m.



Topic: Rules Committee agenda meeting


Location: Council Chambers, First Floor, City Hall – St. James Building, 117 West Duval Street


In Attendance: Council Members Bill Gulliford and Lori Boyer


Also: Peggy Sidman - Office of General Counsel; Trista Carraher - Council Auditor’s Office; Leann Krieg– Mayor’s Office; Colleen Hampsey - Council Research Division;  Juliette Williams - Legislative Services


Meeting Convened: 1:30 p.m.


Vice Chair Gulliford called the meeting to order and reviewed the agenda. The marked agenda included 5 items marked for deferral, 5 items ready for action, and 4 items for second reading and re-referral.

2018-310: ORD-MC Amend Sec 656.152 (Certification of Use Application and Fee), Subpart E (Certificates of Use), Pt 1 (Gen Provisions), Chapt 656 (Zoning Code), require tenant affirmation and acknowledgement be included within a COU app for leased properties – DEFER

2018-420: ORD-MC Auth All Documents Necessary to Consummate the Installation of the National Memorial for Peace & Justice's Duval County Memorial Monument in Hemming Park to Commemorate the African-American Victims of Lynching in Duval County, FL btwn 1877 & 1950; Create new Chapt. 54 (Peace & Justice Memorial Monument Oversight  Committee),Ord Code; Create New Sec 111.107 (Peace & Justice Memorial Monument Special Revenue Fund), Chapt 111 (Special Revenue &Trust Accts.), Part 1 (Parks, Recreation, Culture & Entertainment), Ord Code, Providing Oversight by Peace & Justice Memorial Monument Committee; provide for codification. - DEFER

2018-593: RESO Expressing City Council's Opposition to the Sale of JEA at this time - DEFER

2019-54: ORD-MC Amend Sec 602.912 (Membership, Terms, Appt), Part 9 (Jax Ethics Comm), Chapt 602 (Jax Ethics Code), Ord Code to remove the Provision that Ethics Commission Appointees can serve on the Commission prior to Council Confirmation or Denial - DEFER

2019-63: RESO Requesting an Attorney General Opinion on whether a Public Official violates the freedom of speech clause under Art. I. Sec. 4 of the Florida Constitution when such Public Official restricts another individual's access to the Public Official's personal social media account; Directing the Office of General Counsel opinion to provide a legal opinion; Directing the Chief of Legislative Services to forward a copy of the resolution & legal opinion to the Florida Attorney General - MOVE

2019-128: ORD Renaming the 1st St. West extending approx. 1 mile from Jefferson St. N. to Pearl St. N. to "Reverend Henry T. RHIM Blvd.", Waiving the Req. of Sec. 745.105 (I) (2),Ord code, regarding persons who streets may be named after; Waiving the Req. of Sec. 745.105 (G),Ord code, regarding abbreviations in proposed street names - DEFER

2019-216: ORD Approp $350,000.00 ($150,000.00 from entrance fees within Lonnie Miller Regional Pk Capital Improvmt Trust Fund, $99,000 from Countywide Parks & Recreation Projs within Subfund 32E, $32,066.42 from Council Dist 10 Loblolly Funds, $746.51 from Council Dist 10 Park Acquistion/Developmt & Maint Trust-Saratoga, $2,593.66 from Council Dist 10 RCR Bond Constrn & Park Acquistion/Maint - Ft. George, & $65,593.41 from Council Dist-10 Better Jax Bonds) to purchase Playground Equipmt for Lonnie Miller Regional Park at 7689 Price Lane, Jax, FL; Prov Carryover of Funds into Subsequent FYs; Prov Reverter of Unspent Funds; Apv & Auth the Mayor, Designee, Corp Secretary to Exec & Deliver Agreemt btwn The City & Kompan, Inc. for install of Playground Equipment at Lonnie Miller Regional Park. Designate Oversight by Dept of Parks, Recreation & Comm Svcs; invoke except of 126.107 (G) Exemptions Chapt 126 (Proc Cide),Ord Code, to direct contract with Kompan, Inc. for Playscape;  Amend the 2018-2022 5 Yr CIP  to add funding for Proj entitled "Lonnie Miller Regional Park-Playground" – 2nd READING

2019-217: RESO Conf Appt of Thomas K Waters, as Chief of Investigations Div, in Office of the Sheriff; Providing a Retroactive Appt & Confirmation– 2nd READING

2019-218: RESO Honoring and Commending The Players Championship Golf Tournament for the Tremendous Positive Impact it has on Jacksonville & the NE FL Region - MOVE

2019-219: RESO Conf Appt of Vasivi Yeleti, to Jax Human Rights Commission, Replacing Christian M. Whitfield, for a 1st Full Term to exp 12/31/20– 2nd READING

2019-220: ORD-MC Repealing Sec 602.1202 (The Constitution of the State of FL), Sec. 602.1203 (State Statues), Sec. 602.1205 (Addn'l Ords), Sec. 602.1207 (Public Records), & Sec. 602.1208 (Govt in Sunshine), Ord Code; Amend Chapt 602 (Jax Ethics Code), Pt 12 (General Provisions), Ord Code, to only renumber certain Sections– 2nd READING

2019-221: RESO Honoring & Commending the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra on the World Premier of a Commissioned Piece by the Symphony's Composer-in-Residence Courtney Bryan. (Clements) (Introduced by CMs Anderson & Schellenberg) -MOVE

2019-223: RESO Honoring and Commending  Officer "John Doe" as the JSO's Police Officer of the Year for 2019 - MOVE

2019-224: RESO Honoring and Commending  Officer Hector A. Gutierrez-Nichols on being named JSO's Corrections Officer of the Year for 2019 - MOVE

Meeting Adjourned: 1:31 pm


Minutes: Colleen Hampsey, Council Research


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