City Council Chamber, 1st floor, City Hall

May 15, 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, 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

Excused: Council Member Anna Lopez Brosche


Also: Peggy Sidman, Paige Johnston, Shannon Eller – Office of General Counsel; Kyle Billy and Kim Taylor – Council Auditor’s Office; Carol Owens, Jessica Matthews and Juliette Williams  – Legislative Services Division; Steve Cassada – Council Staff Services; Jeff Clements – Council Research Division; Sam Mousa, Leeann Krieg, Chiquita Moore and Jordan Elsbury – Mayor’s Office; Bill Killingsworth and Folks Huxford – Planning and Development Department; Joey Greive – Finance and Administration Department; James Richardson – Environmental Protection Board; Robert Phillips – Supervisor of Elections Office; Kirk Wendland and Paul Crawford – Office of Economic Development


Meeting Convened: 4:05 p.m.


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


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


TEU Committee: Council Member Ferraro reviewed the actions of the committee from its meeting.

Council Member Becton will offer a floor amendment to 2019-272 (ordinance closing and abandoning Hidden Oaks Lane right-of-way) to incorporate the TEU amendment and make several changes necessitated by the death of one of the signatories to the agreement.


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.


LUZ Committee: Council Member Schellenberg reviewed the actions of the committee from its meeting. He said that 2019-196 (Amending Zoning Code to remove ability of Zoning Administrator to grant Administrative Deviations in Downtown Overlay Zone), which will have a floor amendment, will have to follow 2019-195 in sequence.

2019-220 (repealing sections of the Jax Ethics Code): Council Member Crescimbeni will offer a floor amendment.

2019-261 (confirming appointment of Priyesh Patel to the Police and Fire Pension Fund Financial Investment and Advisory Committee) will be taken up out of order earlier in the meeting.

2019-73 and -77 (rezonings on San Pablo Road and San Pablo Parkway): public hearing notices were incorrectly sent out when they shouldn’t have been; the Council will hold public hearings since they were advertised even though it’s not legally necessary.

President Bowman announced that there would be a 2-item addendum to the agenda - 2019-361 and 2019-362 for introduction only

2019-238 (adopting regulations regarding short-term rentals): Council Member Love said that the bill is scheduled for a public hearing and he is in the process of having a substitute prepared to alleviate concerns that he’s heard from interested parties. He would like to explain the changes before public comment period (perhaps even at the beginning of the meeting) so that the public is informed about the pending changes before commenting.

Council Member Crescimbeni said that has made a get-well poster for Council staff member Tristan Denmark who is in the hospital and invited the council members to sign their names.

Meeting adjourned: 4:18 p.m.


Minutes: Jeff Clements, Council Research Division

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