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Our Jax Criticizes Proposed Lot J Deal; Election 2020; Stage Aurora

Lot J site plan.

The civic group, Our Jax is the latest to criticize the proposed development of Lot J, which would turn the sports complex parking lot into a residential, retail and entertainment complex.  

Our Jax is calling the proposed $450 million Lot J development, along with the failed attempt to sell JEA, and a recent flap over the county’s canvassing board, part of a failure of governance. Jacksonville City Councilman Matt Carlucci and attorney Audrey Moran of the civic group Our Jax joined us to discuss all of it.

The Economist 

The Economist presidential election forecast is out and predicts former Vice President Joe Biden has the greatest chance to become America’s next president. We spoke with Elliot Morris, data journalist for the publication, about it.

Stage Aurora 

Stage Aurora is honoring veterans this month on stage and through other events. Dee Quaranta, president of  Northeast Florida Women’s Veterans of Jacksonville, shared some details with us.  

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