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Jax CAO Stephanie Burch Will Give Sworn Statement In City Council's JEA Investigation

Jacksonville Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Stephanie Burch
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Jacksonville Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Stephanie Burch

Jacksonville’s Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Stephanie Burch, will give a sworn statement to the special City Council committee investigating the failed attempt to sell JEA.

After Burch turned down the committee’s initial request for her to testify, the committee appealed to Burch’s boss — Chief Administrative Officer Brian Hughes.

WJCT news partner News4Jax reported on Twitter Wednesday that Hughes is directing Burch to talk with the committee.

The investigatory committee considers her a key player in the effort to privatize the city-owned utility.

She was one of three -negotiators who went to Atlanta in November to meet with companies interested in buying all or part of JEA.

Contact reporter Cyd Hoskinson at choskinson@wjct.org, 904-358-6351 and on Twitter at @cydwjctnews.