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Exterior of Jacksonville City Hall.
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Council members and their constituents are becoming frustrated with the lack of visible progress being made clean-up of toxic ash in the soil in Jacksonville’s northwest side.

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Jacksonville City Council President Anna Lopez Brosche wants to establish a task force on local Civil Rights history and she’s seeking a vote at Tuesday night’s council meeting.

Jacksonville City Hall, St. James Building
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The city of Jacksonville has taken another step toward suing pharmaceutical companies for their alleged role in the city’s opioid addiction crisis.

City Morgue
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The Jacksonville City Council has approved emergency funding to get the Medical Examiner’s Office more space.

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At tonight’s Jacksonville City Council meeting, the topics will range from an unnamed solar manufacturer known as Project Volt to addressing issues of overcrowding at the medical examiner’s office.

 A proposed settlement between Jacksonville and two nonprofits might lead to more housing options for the homeless in Springfield.

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Northeast Florida homeowners can help keep away the mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus. That’s what Duval County Health Department Director Kelli Wells told Jacksonville City Councilors Tuesday.

She says the tiny, flying insects tend to lay their eggs in relatively clean, small quantities of water.

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Updated, 5:15 p.m., Tuesday, March 22:   

Every Jacksonville City Council meeting begins with an invocation — but the one before this evening’s meeting was different from all the others before it.

Broken Parking Meters Cost Jacksonville Thousands Of Dollars

Feb 1, 2016
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Hundreds of Jacksonville’s newest parking meters designed to accept credit cards are missing batteries.

They not only won't swipe your cards, they won't even accept a quarter for you to park for 30 minutes.

If any the 1,575 meters is broken, the city does not ticket a driver because there is no way to know if he or she paid or how long he or she parked in the spot.  

A spokesperson said metered parking brings in $706,566 annually. 

Digital meters alone should bring in $436,029 every year, but the city said 116 of 547 meters are not operational.

A $90 million stadium improvement plan will be introduced to the Jacksonville City Council, Tuesday.

Under the agreement, taxpayers would cover half of the cost and Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan, the rest.

Plans include building a new amphitheater what would hold between 4,000 and 5,000 guests.

Jacksonville City Councilman Tommy Hazouri says it could be a great public-private partnership.

At-large City Councilman and former Jacksonville mayor Tommy Hazouri joins us for a wide ranging discussion on everything from the city budget, the debate over Jacksonville's human rights ordinance and more.


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Jacksonville City Council President Greg Anderson is proposing a solution to infrastructure woes on downtown’s Northbank.

Orange blockades and “caution” signs still line the riverfront after parts of Liberty Street collapsed into the water over the the past few years.

 

Anderson’s plan would cost the city less, $37 million instead of a previous estimate of $65 million, and be completed sooner.

 

 

 


Jacksonville City Council President Greg Anderson joins us to discuss current issues facing the council, including public safety funding, the city's infrastructure and more.


City Councilman and former mayor Tommy Hazouri join us to discuss current issues facing the council, how the city has changed since his term as mayor, and more.


On the June 2015 edition of WJCT's Policy Matters, host Rick Mullaney speaks with Greg Anderson, incoming President of the Jacksonville City Council, about the top issues facing the city and his priorities for the council in the next year.

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