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Policy Matters: Becoming A True River City

WJCT staff

On the March 2017 edition of Policy Matters, host Rick Mullaney speaks with Jacksonville City Council President Lori Boyer about capitalizing on one of the city’s greatest assets: an abundance of water.

Boyer is bringing government and private interests together to create the plan. The goal is to harness the economic and recreational power of the Atlantic Ocean and the St. Johns River by improving access and better marketing resources.

“What I learned was there are so many groups working and there is so much available already that even our citizens don’t know about," she said. "Our residents don’t know what we have to offer. It’s about embracing what we already have as opposed to having to go out and build a lot of new things." 

The conversation with Mullaney from the Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute also includes discussions of the city’s pension issues and infrastructure funding.