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Amendment Proposed to City Council’s Majority Action Rule

Amendment Proposed to City Council’s Majority Action Rule

A piece of legislation is currently moving through city council proposing an amendment to City Council Rule 4.601 (Majority Action). The proposed amendment in Ordinance 2024-0119, filed by the Office of General Counsel (OGC), would “provide that a tie vote on a quasi-judicial matter does not constitute a denial.” This amendment is related to a […]

Community Opposition Remains for Southbank Self-Storage Mixed-Use

Community Opposition Remains for Southbank Self-Storage Mixed-Use

Residents of San Marco spoke in continued opposition to the PUD rezoning request for a mixed-use project featuring self-storage at Hendricks Avenue and Prudential Drive during a city council meeting Tuesday, March 26. Community Opposition Residents aren’t alone in their opposition. On March 5, the Urban Core Citizens Planning Advisory Committee (CPAC) submitted a letter […]

Darkness and Light: A beacon of hate unites a community and reveals the darkness of politics

Darkness and Light: A beacon of hate unites a community and reveals the darkness of politics

A beam of light momentarily turned downtown into a beacon of darkness, as antisemitic actors projected a cross and swastika across the face of the CSX building on Jan. 14. But the actors’ intended goal of hate appeared to have had the opposite effect, as the city of Jacksonville immediately rallied behind its Jewish brothers […]