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Redux: Where Should Our Money Go? — #42

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The topic of the upcoming "Community Thread" asks where our money should go.

On this episode of Redux, we explore the question: Where should our money go?

This is also the topic of our upcoming live show, "Community Thread," which is a discussion on how your tax dollars are being spent, including a look at all the money going into Everbank Stadium.

Then, with the revival of downtown Jacksonville already underway, some folks are hoping the River City doesn’t neglect its past. And we’ll bring you two stories on the latest city project that could transform the area’s urban core, and what it possibly means to Jacksonville’s first suburb, LaVilla.

We also bring you an update on the One Spark crowdfunding festival.

Community Thread
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City Spending: Where Should Our Money Go?

How is Jacksonville spending our tax money?

For years, city leaders have talked about bringing jobs and updating infrastructure to make Jacksonville more attractive. But are those investments spread across the city equally?

Join our panel of experts and moderator Melissa Ross for "Community Thread," a live, interactive, televised discussion, on June 29.

If you can't attend, send your questions and comments about Jacksonville's public spending to

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JTA Breaks Ground On Regional Transportation Center In LaVilla

Jacksonville transportation officials and politicians at all levels of government Tuesday broke ground on the area’s Regional Transportation Center in the historic LaVilla neighborhood.

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Jacksonville Transportation Authority

JTA Transportation Center, Not Yet Built, Already Spurring LaVilla Growth

On Tuesday, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority is set to break ground on its regional transportation center, dubbed the Jacksonville Intermodal Station. Ennis Davis with Modern Cities says the new center represents a return to the neighborhood’s past, and it’s already shaping future development.

Credit Ryan Benk / WJCT News

One Spark To Relaunch At Everbank Field In October

Jacksonville’s internationally-recognized crowd-funding festival One Spark will go on, after all. Money problems forced organizers to cancel earlier this year, but now the event is slated for October.

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Vince Kong can be reached at, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter @teamvincek