Joe Carlucci

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) […]

Digging Up Dirt: An update on San Marco Refresh 2.0

Digging Up Dirt: An update on San Marco Refresh 2.0

San Marco residents and visitors will see changes coming to San Marco Square as crews will begin re-landscaping work in Balis Park in the early days of November as part of San Marco Refresh 2.0. The Resident News reported last month on this collaborative initiative between the San Marco Preservation Society (SMPS), San Marco Merchants […]

Traffic Congestion, Safety Concerns Lead to Removal of New Pedestrian Crossing at Wolfson

Traffic Congestion, Safety Concerns Lead to Removal of New Pedestrian Crossing at Wolfson

The new school year got off to a slow start for staff and families at Samuel W. Wolfson School for Advanced Studies as traffic features installed over the summer in front of the school on Powers Avenue caused traffic congestion and raised safety concerns. District 3 School Board Member and Wolfson parent Cynthia Pearson said […]

Carlucci hits the ground running in District 5

Carlucci hits the ground running in District 5

Councilman for District 5 Joe Carlucci has already started working on a personal project to help improve the city and continue to move it forward. He has been working with Pastor Carl Patterson of St. Nicholas Bethel Baptist Church to help restore a historic cemetery. “The cemetery was originally dedicated to African American soldiers who […]

Carlucci, Roberts participate in District 5 candidate forum

Carlucci, Roberts participate in District 5 candidate forum

The two candidates for District 5 — Republicans Morgan Roberts and Joe Carlucci — joined News4Jax anchor Kent Justice last month in a candidate forum to discuss various issue facing both the San Marco community and the city of Jacksonville. The forum took place on Thursday. Feb. 9 at the San Marco Community Center. Justice […]

Candidate Q and A – City Council District 5 Race

Candidate Q and A – City Council District 5 Race

1) What is the number one issue you feel should be addressed by City leaders that you don’t currently see introduced by the current City Council? Carlucci: Job opportunities. As the former President for San Marco Merchants Association, I helped bring City and business leaders together to support new economic opportunities including Publix at East […]

Carlucci to run for City Council

Carlucci to run for City Council

Joe Carlucci, a Jacksonville native and small business owner of Brightway Insurance on Hendricks Avenue in San Marco, has announced that he will run for City Council in District 5. “Now more than ever, we need experienced leaders who will put our families and businesses first and continue to push progress for making all our […]

New law spells out maintenance duties in San Marco Square and public right-of-ways

New law spells out maintenance duties in San Marco Square and public right-of-ways

For more than a decade, there has been a sort of informal “gentleman’s agreement” between  the San Marco Preservation Society (SMPS), the San Marco Merchants Association (SMMA) and the City of Jacksonville’s Parks and Recreation Department when it came to shared responsibilities concerning the maintenance of Balis Park and the city right of ways surrounding […]

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