Jacksonville City Council

JEA completes ‘poles to holes’ utility lines conversion in Ortega Point North community

JEA completes ‘poles to holes’ utility lines conversion in Ortega Point North community

JEA, AT&T and Comcast announced on Nov. 30 their completion of work to convert the existing overhead utility lines to underground in the Ortega Point North Overhead to Underground Utility Conversion Project. They requested that any outstanding issues be reported to JEA’s Project Outreach team by Dec. 15, 2021. Upon completion of any outstanding work, […]

Runoff coming for City Council At-Large Seat

Runoff coming for City Council At-Large Seat

A runoff election will decide the next steps in the special election for the At- Large Group 3 seat for Jacksonville City Council. The seat that was vacated by the passing of former Mayor and City Councilman Tommy Hazouri in September of 2021. Nick Howland and Trayce Polson are headed for a run-off election on […]

SouthEast Development Group Proposes New Plan For Riverfront

SouthEast Development Group Proposes New Plan For Riverfront

SouthEast Development Group has plans for a $2 billion project to revitalize Jacksonville’s downtown riverfront. The proposal called “Riverfront Jacksonville” was recently delivered to the Downtown Investment Authority, the City Council, and the mayor’s office. The plans include fifteen acres of riverfront public park space, over 1,000 multi-family apartments and condominiums, a 208-room hotel, a […]

Confederate Monument Staying For Now

The Jacksonville City Council voted to withdraw Mayor Lenny Curry’s bill asking for $1.3 million to remove the Women of the Southern Confederacy Monument from Springfield Park. The monument will, for now, remain in the park covered with a tarp. The 12-6 vote came after a long debate that included Council President Sam Newby clearing […]

City Council Approves Skinner Development

City Council Approves Skinner Development

Over the objection of many nearby residents, the Jacksonville City Council has approved a new multi-family housing project on Old Kings and St. Augustine Roads. The proposed development includes 280 apartments in nine, three-story buildings along with 100 two-story townhouses. It also includes a clubhouse, two pools, a dog park, and social areas. It includes […]

Four Candidates Seeking To Replace Hazouri On City Council

Four Candidates Seeking To Replace Hazouri On City Council

The first Election to replace the late Tommy Hazouri on the Jacksonville City Council is set for Tuesday, December 7. It’s the At-Large Group 3 seat but all registered voters in Jacksonville are eligible to cast ballots. Democrats Trayce Polson and James “Coach” Jacobs are running along with Republicans Nick Howland and Howland Russell. All […]

DIA, City Council asking for liquor license changes for Northbank, Kings Ave.

DIA, City Council asking for liquor license changes for Northbank, Kings Ave.

The Jacksonville City Council is asking the Duval Delegation for legislation to reduce the number of seats and space required for a liquor license around King Street and more parts of Downtown Jacksonville. The request, known as a J bill, would lower the requirements to apply for a liquor license to at least 50 seats […]

Future of Women Of Southland Monument In Hands Of City Council

Future of Women Of Southland Monument In Hands Of City Council

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry’s request to remove the ‘Women of the Southland’ monument from Springfield Park is in the hands of the City Council. The Mayor introduced a bill to the Council on October 12 asking for $1.29 million to remove the statue and place it in storage until it can be decided what to […]

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