Rules Committee Agenda Meeting Minutes

February 5, 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 - Legislative Services


Meeting Convened: 1:30 p.m.


Councilman Hazouri called the meeting to order and reviewed the agenda. The marked agenda included 4 items marked for deferral, 10 items ready for action (one item to be withdrawn) and 10 items for second reading and re-referral.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

2018-739: RESO Conf North CPAC Appt of Jim Mazur as Member of the Taxation, Rev & Utilization of Expenditures Comm, filling a seat formerly held by Danny Kyle Ferreira,  for 1st Term exp 6/30/21 - MOVE

2018-867: ORD re Honorary Street Designation & Associated Roadway Markers; on Wagner Rd. extending from Trout River Blvd to New Kings Rd for Dr. Jeannette C. Holmes; to honor Legacy of Dr. Jeannette C. Holmes & Recognizing her Achievements; Waiving Requirements of 745.105(I)(2), Ord Code that Honoree be deceased for five years; Waiving Requirements of Sec 745.105 (I) (3), Ord Code that the Honoree has resided within five miles of proposed street designation for ten years - AMEND/MOVE

2019-19: ORD-MC Amending  Chapt 4 (Procedures), Rule 4.301 (Regular Order of Business), Council Rules, to move order of business to Consolidate Public Business and to Consolidate the Public Comments- MOVE

2019-25: ORD re Honorary Street Designation & Associated Roadway Markers; on Goodrich Rd extending from Wilson Blvd to Moses St for Gary Lee Mills, Sr.: Providing for Installation of Two Honorary Roadway Markers; to honor Legacy of Gary Lee Mills, Sr. & Recognizing his Achievemnts; Waiving Requirements of 745.105(I)(2), Ord Code that Honoree be deceased for five years-AMEND/MOVE

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

2019-28: RESO Conf Appt of Michael Y. Chao as Chief of Municipal Code Compliance Div of the Neighborhoods Dept- MOVE

2019-29: RESO Conf Appt of Bryan Mosier as Operations Director of Neighborhoods Dept- MOVE

2019-30: RESO Conf Appt of Walter Bryant as Member of Taxation, Rev & Utilization of Expenditures Comm, Filling a Seat formerly held by Ralph C Hodges for First Term exp 6/30/21- WITHDRAW

2019-31: RESO  Conf  Reappt of Godslove A. Eziemefe to the Construction Trades Qualifying Board as a Citizen Rep, for Full Term exp 9/30/20- MOVE

2019-32: RESO Conf Reappt of Cory Driscoll  to the Art in Public Places Comm as Lay Person , Planning Dist 4 Rep, for 2nd Full Term exp 12/31/21- MOVE

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- 2ND READING

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- 2ND READING

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- 2ND READING

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- 2ND READING

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-2ND READING

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- 2ND READING

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- 2ND READING

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- 2ND READING

2019-61: RESO Commending Jacksonville Fire Rescue Dept. Engineer (Retired) Wayne Doolittle for his Lifetime of Service & Contributions to the City of Jax- 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-2ND READING

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- 2ND READING


Meeting Adjourned: 1:32 pm


Minutes: Colleen Hampsey, Council Research


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