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7/24/2018: Curry Budget; Moveable Feast; Emerald Necklace

Lindsey Kilbride
Mayor Lenny Curry presented his proposed 2018-2019 budget to the Jacksonville City Council on Monday.

Tuesday on First Coast Connect we were joined by Jacksonville Daily Recordreporter David Cawton who gave us an overview of the proposed budget presented Monday by Mayor Lenny Curry to the Jacksonville City Council (01:15).   

Our latest edition of Moveable Feast with Leigh Cort of the Women’s Food Alliance featured Ryan Betesh from Fogo de Chao (32:12).

We heard an update on the proposed Emerald Necklace which would encompass about 19 miles of trails, green space and parks. Groundwork Jacksonville Program Director Alyssa Bourgoyne told us about a meeting revealing the trail’s master plan Tuesday night at FSCJ’s Advanced Technology Center (38:52).       

Kevin Meerschaert can be reached at, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @KMeerschaertJax.

Kevin Meerschaert has left WJCT for new pursuits. He was the producer of First Coast Connect until October of 2018.