Rules Committee Agenda Meeting Minutes-Amended

February 20, 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 Tommy Hazouri, Lori Boyer and Bill Gulliford


Also: Peggy Sidman - Office of General Counsel; Trista Carraher - Council Auditor’s Office; Chiquita Moore– Mayor’s Office; Colleen Hampsey - Council Research Division;  Juliette Williams and  Ladayija Nichols - Legislative Services


Meeting Convened: 1:30 p.m.


Councilman Hazouri called the meeting to order and reviewed the agenda. The marked agenda included 5 items marked for deferral, 13 items ready for action and 4 items for second reading and re-referral.

There will also be a presentation by Carrence Bass, Executive Director of the Jacksonville – Duval County Council on Elder Affairs (COEA).

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.  (Johnston) (Introduced by CM Morgan)(PD & PC Apv) – 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. (Hodges) (Introduced by CP Brosche) – DEFER

2018-593: RESO Expressing City Council's Opposition to the Sale of JEA at this time. (Johnston) (Introduced by CM Dennis) – DEFER

2019-27: ORD Appt Evelyn Coney as Mbr of Jax-Duval County Council on Elder Affairs,  filling a Seat Formerly Held by Nancy K. Reedy as Council Dist 8 Rep for Partial Term exp 6/30/19; Waiving Sec 82.102(A)(1) (Composition of Membership Ofcrs), Ord Code, as to the Age Requirement. (Distel) (Introduced by CM Pittman) – DEFER

2019-51: ORD-MC Relating to Benefits of Corrections Ofcrs; Amend Sec 16.06, Charter, to permit $20.00 Booking Fee to be used for any legal use for the Benefit of Corrections Officers. (Durden) (Req of Mayor) – AMEND/MOVE

2019-53: ORD Apv Changes in Polling Place Locations for Precincts 203, 502, 913, 914, and 1201 to be Effective for 3/19/2019 First Unitary Election; as Requested by Supv of Elections Pursuant to Sec 352.102, Ord Code (Sidman) (Req of Supv of Elections) – AMEND/MOVE

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. (Sidman) (Introduced by CM Schellenberg) – DEFER

2019-55: ORD-MC Amend Part 4 (Resource Recovery Prog), Chapt 380 (Solid Waste Mgmt), Ord Code, to Update Dept Name & Amend References to Host Fees to be Consistent with other code language; Amend Sec 320.409 (Schedule of Permit Fees), Pt 4 (Permits), Chapt 320 (Gen Provisions), Title VIII (Constrn Regs & Bldg Codes), Ord Code, to update permit fees to include a Solid Waste Charge for Constrn and Demolition Debris Fee; Amend City of Jax Fees at HTTP://www.coj.net/fees, to modify fees to include a new Solid Waste Fee for Constrn and Demolition Debris; Directive to the Legislative Svcs. Div. to circulate enacted legislation to webmaster for immediate update of fees online (Johnston) (Introduced by CMs Gulliford, Crescimbeni, Becton, Wilson, Love, Ferraro and Schellenberg) – AMEND/MOVE

2019-56: ORD-MC New Sec 111.250 (Opioid Abuse Program Trust Fund), Part 2 (Health & Human Svcs.), Chapt. 111 (Special Revenue & Trust Accounts), Ord. Code, to establish a permanent trust fund for the Opioid Abuse Program as estab. by Ord. 2017-426-E & further continued by ordinances 2018-523-E, 2018-504-E & 2018-683-E; creating a new chapt. 84 (Opioid Abuse Mitigation),Ord. code, to create an Opioid Abuse Prevention Committee & to create a Grants Committee to recommend awards & use of expenditures of the Opioid Abuse Program Trust Fund to Prevention Committee (Johnston) (Introduced by CM Gulliford) – AMEND/MOVE

2019-58: RESO Conf Appt of Geraldine Lockett to the Civil Service Bd as JEA Rep, Filling Seat formerly held by Teala Milton-Johnson,Pursuant to Sec. 17.02 of the Charter of Jax, for Partial Term exp 6/30/20. (Brooks) (Req of JEA) – MOVE

2019-59: RESO Appt Thomas Waters as Member of Jax Housing & Community Dev Comm, Replacing April Smith as an Advocate for Low-Income Persons in Connection with Affordable Housing,Pursuant to Sec. 34.203,Ord Code, & Sec 420.9076,F.S., for 1st Full Term ending 11/30/22. (Distel) (Introduced by CP Bowman) - MOVE

2019-60: RESO Conf Mark E. Rowley to the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission, Filling Seat formerly held by Mario E. Decunto, pursuant to Sec 60.103, Ord Code, for 1st full Term to Exp 12/31/20 (Sidman) (Req of Mayor) - MOVE

2019-62: RESO Concerning City Council's Top Budget Priorities for the FY 2019-2020 & Encouraging the Mayor to Incorporate the Council  Priorities into the 2019-2020 Budget. (Sidman) (Introduced by Finance Committee) - MOVE

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. (Durden) (Introduced by CM Dennis) - MOVE

2019-94: ORD-MC Creating New Pt 2 (KingSoutel Crossing Community Redev Agency Adv Bd), within Chapt 53 (Community Redev Agency Adv Bd), Ord Code, to Create an Adv Bd; Amend Chapt 55, Pt 2 to add KingSoutel Crossing Adv Bd. (Grandin) (Req of Mayor) - 2nd READING

2019-103: RESO Appt Vanessa Swindell as Member of Jax-Duval County Council on Elder Affairs, Filling a Seat Formerly held by Jill Preston as Council Dist 4 Rep for Partial Term exp 6/30/19. (Distel) (Introduced by CM Wilson) - 2nd READING

2019-104: RESO Conf Appt of Kirsten Doolittle, to Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Replacing Claudia Baker as a County Resident, for 1st Full Term exp 9/30/22. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor) - 2nd READING

2019-105: RESO Conf Appt of Christopher Collier Dostie as a Member of the Context Sensitive Streets Standards Comm as a Home-Building Industry Rep for 1st Full Term ending 7/31/21. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor) - 2nd READING

2019-106: RESO Honoring and Commending Life and Countless Accomplishments of Rogers Baldwin "Tiger" Holmes. (Clements) (Introduced by CMs Love, Crescimbeni & Morgan) (Co-Sponsored by CMs Becton, Hazouri & Schellenberg) - MOVE

2019-107: RESO Honoring and Commending Former Council Mbr & Clerk of the Courts Henry Cook for his Decades of Outstanding Svc to the City and Citizens of Jax. (Clements) - MOVE

2019-108: RESO Honoring and Commending LT Henry Carrow on being named JFRD Firefighter of the Year for 2018.  (Clements) (Introduced by CM Crescimbeni) (Co-Sponsored by CMs Becton, Morgan & Hazouri) - MOVE

2019-109: RESO Commending and Thanking Coastal Conservation Assn for their Contribution to the Starship Reef off the Coast of Jacksonville. (Grandin) (Introduced by CM Boyer) (Co-Sponsored by CMs Ferraro, Gulliford, Becton, Morgan & Hazouri) - MOVE


Meeting Adjourned: 1:32 pm


Minutes: Colleen Hampsey, Council Research


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2.20.19     Posted 5:00 p.m.


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