Jacksonville City Council

Site of former public elementary school planned for new charter school

Site of former public elementary school planned for new charter school

In a few years, the sound of children laughing and playing may again be heard in Mixon Town, where the former Forest Park Elementary School was once “surrounded by a City incinerator on the East, a polluted creek on the North, and a meat and poultry (abattoir) company on the West,” according to documents from […]

Administration plans to demolish The Landing despite Carlucci pushback

The Curry Administration plans to stay the course with plans to demolish The Landing later this year, regardless of calls from At-Large Group 4 Councilman Matt Carlucci for a public charrette to discuss the matter again before the orange-roofed shopping and entertainment center is torn down. According to Downtown Investment Authority Interim CEO Brian Hughes, […]

Cumber shares City view: Tear down The Landing

Like her predecessor District 5 Councilwoman Lori Boyer, who voted in favor of demolishing The Landing, District 5 Councilwoman-elect LeAnna Cumber shares the Curry Administration’s view that The Landing must be torn down to allow the city to better utilize the river.  “I don’t want to step on what the previous Council has done,” said […]

At-Large candidates vie for San Marco’s Vote

At-Large candidates vie for San Marco’s Vote

Violent crime is the most pressing issue facing Jacksonville today agreed more than half of the At-Large City Council candidates during a Candidates Forum hosted by the San Marco Preservation Society Feb. 11. Thirteen of the 16 candidates who qualified to run At-Large shared their views before a capacity audience of San Marco voters in […]

LeAnna Cumber to claim District 5 Council seat

If District 5 Councilwoman Lori Boyer has her way, it should be a seamless transition when she hands off her council seat to her successor. As the only candidate running in the District 5 race, Republican LeAnna Cumber of San Marco is slated to take over Boyer’s Council seat, and Boyer is not letting any […]