The special committee is charged to review and assess the current contract with Friends of Hemming Park (FOHP) conducted by the Council Auditors, financial sustainability of FOHP proposals for continued operation, other alternatives for management including but not limited to Downtown Vision, Inc. and the City, and such other matters as the committee may deem appropriate regarding future goals for, and operation of, Hemming Park.  The Committee shall make recommendations regarding any pending Hemming Park legislation, contract extensions, budget proposals, and future operation and management of the Park.

Committee Members

Greg Anderson - Chair

Danny Becton
Anna Lopez Brosche
John R. Crescimbeni 
Reggie Gaffney 
Bill Gulliford
Samuel Newby
Scott Wilson

Committee Staff

Office of the City Council
117 W. Duval St., Suite 430
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Phone:  (904) 630-1377
FAX: (904) 630-2906

 

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Meeting Information

Meetings as Noticed 
City Hall - St. James Building
117 W. Duval Street
Jacksonville, FL  32202

Documents

Legislation

In Session Meetings

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Archived Meetings

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December 14, 2016

Committee Meeting #6
City Hall - St. James Bldg.
1st Floor, Don Davis Room
117 W. Duval Street
Notice | Minutes | Handouts | Sign-In Sheet | Audio

 

November 10, 2016

Committee Meeting #5
City Hall - St. James Bldg.
Suite 425, Conference Room A
117 W. Duval Street
Notice | Minutes | Handouts | Sign-In Sheet | No Recording Available


October 12, 2016

Committee Meeting #4
City Hall - St. James Bldg.
Suite 425, Conference Room A
117 W. Duval Street
Cancellation Notice
  

September 15, 2016

Hemming Park RFP Process Subcommittee Meeting
City Hall - St. James Bldg.
Suite 425, Conference Room A
117 W. Duval Street
Notice | Minutes | Sign-In Sheet | Audio

 

September 8, 2016

Committee Meeting #3
City Hall - St. James Bldg.
Suite 425, Conference Room A
117 W. Duval Street
Notice | Minutes | Handouts | Sign-In Sheet | Audio

 

August 10, 2016

Committee Meeting #2
City Hall - St. James Bldg.
1st Floor, Lynwood Roberts Room
117 W. Duval Street
Notice | Minutes | Handouts | Sign-In Sheet | Video

 

August 4, 2016

Council Member Public Meeting - Hemming Park
City Hall - St. James Bldg.
Suite 425, Conference Room A
117 W. Duval Street
Notice | Minutes | Handouts | Sign-In Sheet | Audio

 

July 27, 2016

Committee Meeting #1
City Hall - St. James Bldg.
1st Floor, Lynwood Roberts Room
117 W. Duval Street
Notice | Minutes | Handouts | Sign-In Sheet | Audio

 

June 8, 2016

Council Member Public Meeting - Hemming Park
City Hall - St. James Bldg.
Suite 425, Conference Room A
117 W. Duval Street
Notice | Agenda | Minutes | Sign-In Sheet | Audio

 

May 24, 2016

Council Member Public Meeting - Hemming Park
City Hall - St. James Bldg.
Suite 425, Conference Room A
117 W. Duval Street
Notice | Minutes | Sign-In Sheet | Audio

 

May 10, 2016

Council Member Public Meeting - Hemming Park
City Hall - St. James Bldg.
1st Floor, Lynwood Roberts Room
117 W. Duval Street
Notice | Minutes | Sign-In Sheet | Audio

 

January 20, 2016

Council Member Public Meeting - Hemming Park
City Hall - St. James Bldg.
1st Floor, Don Davis Room
117 W. Duval Street
Notice | Minutes | Audio

 

Prior Year Meeting Information

2011 / 2012    
     
     
     
     

 

Legislation

2014-0434-E 
Enacted 
8/27/2014
ORD Approp $800,000 from Downtown Dev Fund & $200,000 from Gen Fund for Mgmt of Hemming Plaza; Auth Funds Carryover to FY's 2014-2015 & 2015-2016; Auth Agreemt with I3-Jax, Inc for said Mgmt; Auth Agreemt with I3 Jax, Inc to use Space in Main Library in Connection with Mgmt Agreemt; Waive Secs 191.103 thru 191.111 of Chapt 191 (Spec Events & Entertainmt Dist), Ord Code; Waive Chapt 250 (Misc Business Regs), Part 5 (Downtown Sidewalk Vendors & Open Air Markets); Waive Chapt 656 (Zoning Code), Part 8 (Alcoholic Beverages); Designate Oversight by Parks, Rec & Community Svcs Dept. (BT 14-086) (Horkan) (Req of Mayor) Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 7/22/14
2014-0652-E 
Enacted
10/28/2014
ORD Renaming Hemming Plaza as "Hemming Park"; Amend Sec 250.516 (Rules & Regs) & Sec 667.110 (Designated & Authorized Locations), Ord Code, to Reflect the Change to Hemming Park. (Johnston) (Introduced by CM Lee) Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 10/14/14
2015-0156-E
Enacted
4/14/2015
ORD re Contract bet City & I3-Jax, Inc d/b/a Friends of Hemming Park (FOHP) for Operation & Mgmt of Hemming Park; Acknowledgmt that FOHP has Complied with Requiremts of Contract Performance Standard requiring FOHP to raise $25,000 NLT 3 mos from Effective Date of Contract; Require FOHP to File a Qtly Report to Council Finance Comm. (Sawyer) (Introduced by CM Lee, Gulliford, Redman & Boyer) Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 3/25/15
2015-0556-E 
Enacted
8/11/2015
ORD Auth 1st Amend to Contract with 13-JAX, Inc, d/b/a Friends of Hemming Park, for Operation & Mgmt of Hemming Plaza; Request 1-Cycle Emerg Apv. (Sidman) (Introduced by CM Gulliford) Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 8/11/15
2016-0198-E 
Enacted
3/22/2016
ORD Approp $100,000 from Spec Council Contingency - Hemming Park to the Parks, Rec & Community Svcs Acct to fund 13-Jax, Inc d/b/a/ Friends of Hemming Park (FOHP) for Operation & Mgmt of Hemming Park by FOHP; Auth 2nd Amend to Contract with FOHP. (Sawyer) (Introduced by CM Gulliford & Co-sponsored by CM R. Gaffney) Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 3/22/16
2016-0385-E 
Enacted
8/23/2016 
ORD Approp $150,000 from Spec Council Operating Contingency - Hemming Park to the Dept of Parks, Rec & Community Svcs - Hemming Park Acct to fund 13-Jax, Inc d/b/a/ Friends of Hemming Park (FOHP) for Operation & Mgmt of Hemming Park by FOHP; Auth 3rd Amend to Contract with FOHP. (Johnston) (Introduced by CM Boyer & Co-sponsored by CM's Gulliford & Brosche) Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/14/16
2016-0559 ORD-Q Designating Hemming Park, enclosed by W. Duval, W. Monroe, N. Hogan & Laura Sts as a Landmark Site; Specifying Conditions & Exceptions to the COA Process; Waive Secs 307.106 & 307.109, Ord Code. (Dist 7-Gaffney) (Fetner) (Req of Jax Historic Preservation Comm) LUZ PH - 9/20/16 Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 9/13/16