Jacksonville City Council

Letters to the Editor: Communiqué from our Local Council Representative

Letters to the Editor: Communiqué from our Local Council Representative

The views and opinions expressed in the Letters to the Editor belong solely to the respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of this publication or its editorial team. On April 23rd, the Jacksonville City Council decided to approve a rezoning that allowed storage units on the Southbank, thus breaking the […]

Mayor’s Task Force Funding Approved

Mayor’s Task Force Funding Approved

Mayor Donna Deegan held a signing ceremony at City Hall on Wednesday, Dec. 13 to enact the near $26 million legislation package for the Mayor’s Task Force. The evening before, at its regularly scheduled meeting, the Jacksonville City Council passed the funding through a series of votes. “This is a transformational moment for Jacksonville. In […]

Carlucci Sees Local Progress in City Budget

Carlucci Sees Local Progress in City Budget

After hours of debate and discussion at its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 26, the Jacksonville City Council approved the $1.75 billion budget for the fiscal year 2023-24 – a 14% increase from last year’s. This new budget went into effect on Oct. 1. Along with the new budget came a new Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) […]

City Council Approves Florida Blue Office Space for JSO

City Council Approves Florida Blue Office Space for JSO

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office’s (JSO) Homeland Security Division will soon be getting new office space in Brooklyn’s Florida Blue office tower. Currently, 135 of the division’s 205 employees are housed at a JSO facility at the intersection of Liberty and Beaver streets while the remaining officers are at additional off-site locations. At a Sept. 5 […]

City Council approves settlement agreement in redistricting lawsuit

City Council approves settlement agreement in redistricting lawsuit

At a May 9 meeting, the Jacksonville City Council voted 15-to-3 to approve a settlement to end the ongoing litigation regarding the redistricting of the city council and school board district map. The three dissenting votes were from Council Members LeAnna Cumber, Brenda Priestly Jackson and Reggie Gaffney, Jr. In May 2022, the Jacksonville branch […]

Legislative Services Improving Integration for Access to Bills, Meetings

Legislative Services Improving Integration for Access to Bills, Meetings

Citizens can access with greater ease, instruction In an effort to educate the public, the Jacksonville City Council Legislative Services Division held its first public-facing PegTalk on Thursday, April 20 to show ways to access its updated Legislative Gateway platform at jaxcityc.legistar.com. The goal was to teach users how to access Jacksonville City Council meetings […]

From the open road to the open sea: Borum Boats’ chapter at the old Ford Motor Plant

From the open road to the open sea: Borum Boats’ chapter at the old Ford Motor Plant

Since last October, Jacksonville has been preparing to bid farewell to the old Ford Motor Plant as time inevitably draws it closer and closer to total demolition. In November, The Resident reported on the Land Use and Zoning (LUZ) committee ruling supporting Amkin Hill Street LLC’s appeal of Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission’s denial of its […]

Stewarding the urban core: The Emerald Trail dream becomes reality

Stewarding the urban core: The Emerald Trail dream becomes reality

Creating a trail encircling Jacksonville’s urban core and its surrounding historic neighborhoods is no longer just a pipe dream. Local nonprofit Groundwork Jacksonville has raised funds and work has begun on The Emerald Trail, a 30-mile urban trail that will engage, educate and inspire residents and visitors alike. The trail will highlight the geographic diversity […]

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