OFFICE OF THE CITY COUNCIL
117 WEST DUVAL STREET, SUITE 425
4TH FLOOR, CITY HALL
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 32202
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA MEETING MINUTES
City Council Chamber, 1st floor, City Hall
April 23, 2019
Location: City Council Chamber, City Hall – St. James Building; 117 West Duval Street
In attendance: Council Members Aaron Bowman (President), Greg Anderson, Lori Boyer, John Crescimbeni, Al Ferraro, Terrance Freeman, Reginald Gaffney, Bill Gulliford, Tommy Hazouri, Joyce Morgan, Sam Newby, Ju’Coby Pittman, Matt Schellenberg, Randy White
Excused: Council Member Garrett Dennis
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 Crystal Shemwell – Legislative Services Division; Steve Cassada – Council Staff Services; Jeff Clements – Council Research Division; Sam Mousa, Brian Hughes, Chiquita Moore, Leeann Krieg, Jordan Elsbury – Mayor’s Office; Bill Killingsworth and Folks Huxford – Planning and Development Department; John Pappas – Public Works Department; Joey Greive – Finance and Administration Department; Kurt Wilson – Fire and Rescue Department
Meeting Convened: 4:00 p.m.
President Bowman called the meeting to order and asked for the committee chairs’ reports.
TEU Committee: Council Member Ferraro reviewed the actions of the committee from its meeting. President Bowman noted that 2019-211 (appropriating Mobility Fee revenues for construction of bike lanes on Bowden Road) was deferred in TEU and recommended for approval in Finance; the bill will be moved for discharge from TEU and approval.
NCSPHS Committee: Council Member Newby reviewed the actions of the committee from its meeting.
LUZ Committee: Assistant General Counsel Shannon Eller reviewed the actions of the committee from its meeting.
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.
President Bowman announced that the order of the two resolution presentations would be reversed. There will be a 2-item addendum – the discharge and action on 2019-211 and a new introduction of 2019-306 (authorizing a lease with Wayfair, LLC for office space at Cecil Commerce Center).
Mr. Bowman said that he’s been working with OGC on instructions and limitations on the persons invited to give the invocations and benedictions at council meetings. The Rules Committee has been asked to opine about imposing a time limit on submitting speaker cards.
Councilman Ferraro asked if the video stream is working for tonight’s meeting. It should be, but the City’s computer system crashed this afternoon so recovery is still underway. Mr. Ferraro said that he’s been asked by constituents if the meeting will be rebroadcast on television on the government access channels as it used to be.
Council Member Gaffney asked to be added as a co-sponsor on 2019-222 (making the Task Force on Crime and Public Safety a permanent body) and 2019-269 (honoring and commending Daryl Joseph, Director of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Service.
Meeting adjourned: 4:10 p.m.
Minutes: Jeff Clements, Council Research Division
4.23.19 Posted 5:00 p.m.
Tape: City Council agenda meeting 4.23.19 – LSD