Lori Boyer

Root Ball a celebration of trees on Derby Day

Root Ball a celebration of trees on Derby Day

With graceful Live Oak trees surrounding its new event venue at Bowing Oaks Plantation, the 2019 Root Ball simply exuded Southern charm. Cheryl and Jim Efstathion’s plantation was the perfect locale to celebrate trees, said Event Co-Chair Robin Patton. Bowties and bodacious bonnets adorned the more than 250 guests who gathered to take part in […]

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 […]

Emerald Trail first mile walk brings completion one step closer

Emerald Trail first mile walk brings completion one step closer

It has been more than a century since architect Henry Klutho came up with the gem of an idea to build a circle of trails connecting the neighborhoods around downtown Jacksonville, and his plan is finally coming close to fruition.   At the Emerald Trail first mile walk, held April 13, hundreds came out to […]

Park enhancements limit fishing, grant boaters access to San Marco

Feedback from San Marco residents was largely favorable as City of Jacksonville officials rolled out a preliminary design of a fishing platform and floating boat dock with water-taxi stand planned for San Marco’s Riverfront Park. The design was shared during a public meeting hosted by District 5 City Councilwoman Lori Boyer Jan. 24 at Balis […]

Residents ask for lower speed limit on Ardsley Road

Ardsley Road residents who attended the District 5 community meeting on Jan. 17 were in agreement about the need for traffic-calming measures in their Miramar neighborhood. The meeting was led by District 5 City Councilwoman Lori Boyer and Chris LeDew, City of Jacksonville chief of traffic engineering, who described the process of approving traffic-calming requests […]

Boyer’s next chapter – heading DIA?

Once her final term on Jacksonville’s City Council ends in July, District 5 Councilwoman Lori Boyer said she is interested in serving the City in another capacity – as CEO of the Downtown Investment Authority (DIA). “I have expressed an interest,” said Boyer, who represents the Southbank as well as San Marco, St. Nicholas and […]

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 […]

New Granada zoning legislation puts brakes on developers

Granada residents need no longer be concerned that developers will be able to get two lots for the price of one. On Jan. 22, the Jacksonville City Council unanimously voted to change the zoning for the Granada subdivision from RLD-60 (Residential Low Density-60) to RLD-70, making it impossible for developers to subdivide the larger lots […]

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