Lenny Curry

Mayor Curry rolls out budget, announces priorities

Mayor Curry rolls out budget, announces priorities

Saying the past year was one with many challenges for the people of Jacksonville, Mayor Lenny Curry has presented a $1.4 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year to the City Council. The spending plan includes pay raises and bonuses of about $2500 for city employees. “I want to personally thank the city employees when […]

FIS celebrates topping off at global HQ

FIS celebrates topping off at global HQ

It was a big day for Fidelity Information Services (FIS) and an even bigger day for the city of Jacksonville, as leaders of the Fortune 200 company hoisted the final beam to highest point of the 12-story, global headquarters June 7. The state-of-the-art Platinum LEED Certified and WELL Building Standard® accredited building will be one […]

Mayor and local leaders focus on revitalizing downtown and urban core

Talks about Downtown Jacksonville revitalization may seem like a case of déjà vu, but community and business leaders are tackling the issue with energy and vision. Mayor Lenny Curry and six Jacksonville business owners and local leaders held meetings in February and March to discuss ways to improve the urban core. The working group is […]

Mayor to allow gradual opening of nonessential businesses

Mayor to allow gradual opening of nonessential businesses

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is eager to take the next step to get his city “gradually and cautiously” back to work. During a ZOOM press conference April 28, Curry announced that he is amending his executive order to allow Jacksonville’s beaches to be open all day starting on Monday, May 4. He is also repealing […]

Wolfson lights Weaver Tower gold for childhood cancer awareness

Wolfson lights Weaver Tower gold for childhood cancer awareness

September was National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and to bring awareness to  Jacksonville’s “Home Team” of pediatric cancer specialists, the folks at Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Nemours Children’s Specialty Care celebrated by illuminating the Weaver Tower at Wolfson Children’s Hospital in gold flood lights for a week in early September. Mayor Lenny Curry kicked off […]

Budget approved for 5 Points Concept Plan

Budget approved for  5 Points Concept Plan

The 5 Points Concept Plan, in the pipeline since 2013, is about to become a reality.  Bill number 2019-0505, a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) bill that contains provisions for the 5 Points improvements, was unanimously passed by City Council Sept. 24 and work is slated to begin in January.  District 14 Councilwoman Randy DeFoor, with […]

Groundwork Jacksonville Announces Emerald Trail Co-Champions, Major Donors and Challenge Grant

Groundwork Jacksonville Announces Emerald Trail  Co-Champions, Major Donors and Challenge Grant

Groundwork Jacksonville (GWJax) announced significant progress toward building the Emerald Trail within the next 10 years during a news conference at City Hall on Aug. 26, including new corporate ambassadors, major donors and a check presentation to Mayor Lenny Curry for the design of the Emerald Trail Model Project.  “The Emerald Trail must be a […]

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, […]

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