Jacksonville City Council

Public dollars for nonprofits scrutinized, funding announced

Public dollars for nonprofits scrutinized, funding announced

Increased scrutiny and accountability have forced the hand of the Jacksonville City Council to change the way in which it funds local nonprofits. In the process of implementing change, however, the Public Service Grants (PSG) process that provides funds to help Jacksonville’s most vulnerable adults and families has been upended. On Sept. 28, 2021, when […]

Redrawn maps submitted to the court in redistricting lawsuit

Redrawn maps submitted to the court in redistricting lawsuit

The lines have been drawn in the ongoing legal battle for what will be the new City Council District Map for the City of Jacksonville. After several days of meetings, culminating in a six-hour Special Council meeting on Friday, Nov. 4, the Jacksonville City Council voted on a newly-drawn district map to submit to the […]

New zoning ‘win-win’ for tenants, neighbors and new owner of former Miller Electric HQ

New zoning ‘win-win’ for tenants, neighbors and new owner of former Miller Electric HQ

The Jacksonville City Council finalized new zoning and land use for the former Miller Electric headquarters in the Five Points neighborhood of Riverside south of Interstate 10 along Roselle Street between Copeland and Osceola streets on September 13. The new zoning is a flexible category called planned unit development (PUD) with business park (BP) land […]

City Council considers accessory dwelling units for housing relief

City Council considers accessory dwelling units for housing relief

Thanks in part to soaring inflation and a spike in demand exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the rising cost of housing in Jacksonville has left many residents in a tight spot. According to a recent study from researchers at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University, the Jacksonville housing market is currently overpriced by nearly […]

Randy DeFoor announcing intention of ending political service as a City Council Member

Council Member Randy DeFoor announced her intention of ending her political service as a Council Member in 2023. Her announcement was made official June 22, she shared a statement with her constituents stating, “It has been a tremendous honor to represent you, the citizens of District 14, on the City Council of Jacksonville.  My love […]

Property deal closes, demolition ahead for former Times-Union HQ

Property deal closes, demolition ahead for former Times-Union HQ

The demolition, expected to start this month, at 1Riverside Ave., will start a new chapter at the riverfront property that was home to The Florida Times-Union for 50 years. The newspaper, which was sold in 2017, now has offices in the Wells Fargo Center. The Morris family of Augusta, Ga., retained ownership of the property, […]

Nick Howland wins special election runoff for Jacksonville City Council seat

Nick Howland wins special election runoff for Jacksonville City Council seat

Republican Nick Howland clinched the necessary number of votes to take the City Council At-Large Group 3 seat. The seat was left vacant when Tommy Hazouri, who was a former council president and mayor, died in September. The election went to a runoff in December, when none of the four candidates were able to get […]

Get out and Vote, Make it Count

Special Unitary Election for City Council slated for Feb. 22 in Duval County The Duval County Supervisor of Elections office is preparing the voting booths for the Special Unitary Election for City Council At-Large Group 3 seat vacated by the late statesmen, Mayor, School Board Member, State Representative and City Councilman, Tommy Hazouri. Following Hazouri’s […]

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