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  • Tuesday, July 28, 2020
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  • 11:00 a.m.  to  12:00 p.m.
  • WebEx Conference
    21 W. Church Street Jacksonville, FL 32202

Pursuant to Section 286.011(8), Florida Statutes, and as requested by JEA’s Chief Legal Counsel, a litigation shade meeting of the Board of Directors is hereby noticed to consider settlement negotiations and strategy related to litigation expenditures as to the following cases:

  • City of Jacksonville and JEA v. Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia, Civil Action File No. 1-19-CV-3231-MHC (United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division)
  • Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia v. JEA, Case No. 1:18-cv-4295 (United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit)

The meeting will be conducted using WebEx communications technology on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at approximately 11:00 AM. This meeting is on the regularly scheduled JEA Board agenda and all participants that are not listed on this notice will be placed in a virtual lobby during the closed attorney-client portion of the meeting which is expected to last approximately sixty (60) minutes. Upon the conclusion of the shade meeting, all participants that remained in the virtual lobby will be allowed back into the meeting and the JEA Board meeting will continue through the remaining portions of the agenda in an open meeting.

Following the commencement of an open meeting and at the appropriate time, the governing body will move into a closed attorney-client session pursuant to Section 286.011(8), Florida Statutes, and only the following listed persons will be entitled to attend this session:

JEA Board Member, John Baker, Chair
JEA Board Member, Robert Stein, Co-Chair
JEA Board Member, Marty Lanahan, Secretary
JEA Board Member, Joseph DiSalvo
JEA Board Member, Dr. Zachary Faison, Jr.
JEA Board Member, Dr. Leon Haley, Jr.
JEA Board Member, Tom VanOsdol
Paul McElroy, JEA Interim Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer
Jason Gabriel, General Counsel
Jody Brooks, JEA Chief Legal Counsel
Tiffiny Pinkstaff, OGC
Rik Tozzi, Burr & Forman LLP
Stephen Busey, Smith, Hulsey & Busey, LLC
Court Reporter

Following the conclusion of the closed attorney-client session, the JEA Board of Directors will return to the open public meeting at which time public business will be concluded and the meeting adjourned.

It is important that all Board Members attend. If you have any questions, please contact Jody L. Brooks, Chief Legal Counsel.