City Council Chamber, 1st floor, City Hall

June 25, 2019

4:00 p.m.


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


In attendance: Council Members Aaron Bowman (President), Greg Anderson, Danny Becton, Lori Boyer, John Crescimbeni, Al Ferraro, Terrance Freeman, Reginald Gaffney, Bill Gulliford, Tommy Hazouri, Jim Love, Joyce Morgan, Sam Newby, Ju’Coby Pittman, Matt Schellenberg, Randy White, Scott Wilson


Also: Peggy Sidman, Paige Johnston, Shannon Eller, Stephen Durden – Office of General Counsel; Kyle Billy and Kim Taylor – Council Auditor’s Office; Carol Owens, Jessica Matthews – Legislative Services Division; Steve Cassada – Council Staff Services; Jeff Clements – Council Research Division; Sam Mousa, Brian Hughes, Chiquita Moore, Jordan Elsbury, Leeann Krieg – Mayor’s Office; Joey Greive – Finance and Administration Department; Stephanie Burch – Neighborhoods Department; Kirk Wendland – Office of Economic Development


Meeting Convened: 4:05 p.m.


President Bowman called the meeting to order and asked for the committee reports.


NCSPHS Committee: Council Member Newby reviewed the actions of the committee from its meeting.

On 2019-401(ORD Auth & Apv Mayor & Corp Sec to Execute & Deliver a Purchase & Sale Agreemt btwn City of Jax & Ryan Companies US, Inc. Propty at 337 W. Adams St.) the Finance Committee amendment will be moved.


TEU Committee: Council Member Ferraro reviewed the actions of the committee from its meeting. 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.") will be re-referred by the President to TEU and Rules.


Finance Committee: Council Member Anderson reviewed the actions of the committee from its meeting.


Rules Committee: Council Member Hazouri reviewed the actions of the committee from its meeting.  A request will be made to pull 2019-412 (RESO Conf Appt of Dr. Huson Gilberstadt, as a Member of the Opioid Abuse Prevention Committee) from the Consent Agenda and move withdrawal because of a residency issue for the nominee. A replacement ordinance will be introduced on the Addendum to the Agenda for emergency action. 2019-413 (RESO Conf Appt of Dr. Raymond M. Pomm, as a Member of the Opioid Abuse Prevention Committee) will be pulled and asked for postponement to July 23 due to a potential conflict of interest. Floor Leader Anderson asked that 2019-420 (RESO Appt Celestine Mills as Member of the 2019 Charter Revision Comm.) be take up at the end of other appointments so that Rules Chairman Hazouri can then be recognized for the years’ worth of appointments his committee has processed.


LUZ Committee: Council Member Schellenberg reviewed the actions of the committee from its meeting.

2019-333 (ORD Auth & Apv Mayor & Corp Sec. to Execute & Deliver an Agreemt btwn the City of Jax & the Wildlife Rescue Coalition of Northeast Florida, Inc.): Council Member Crescimbeni will offer a floor amendment incorporating the NCSPHS amendment.

Council Member Morgan announced that  she will offer a floor amendment to the substitute on2019-239 (ORD-MC Amend Chapt 656 (Zoning Code), Ord Code, Creating New Subpart S (Renew Arlington Zoning Overlay), which has been handed out to the members, regarding the effective date of the commencement of the 5-year compliance clock for certain design features.

President Bowman said that CAO Sam Mousa will make a report at the beginning of the meeting on the work of the Committee on Storm Resiliency and there will be several resolution presentations. Mr. Bowman will also be presenting several end-of-the-year Council awards.

Meeting adjourned: 4:21 p.m.


Minutes: Jeff Clements, Council Research Division

6.25.19     Posted 5:30 p.m.


Tape:   City Council agenda meeting 6.25.19 – LSD