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The Baptist Clay Medical Campus on Fleming Island.
Baptist Health

Baptist Health is adding to its footprint in Clay County.

Business Brief: DIA Gives The District Developers 90-Day Financing Extension

Jan 24, 2020
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The Downtown Investment Authority is giving developers of The District on Downtown’s Southbank a 90-day extension to obtain financing.

JEA's Downtown Jacksonville headquarters
BILL BORTZFIELD / WJCT NEWS

When JEA's leadership announced the publicly owned utility was looking at selling all or part of its assets,  St. Johns and Nassau counties expressed interest in acquiring JEA's infrastructure there. 

MICHAEL RIVERA / WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

On Friday's Roundup, we discussed the parental consent bill that requires parents of minor girls seeking an abortion to approve of the abortion before a doctor can perform it. Also, lawmakers in Tallahassee are considering a bill that would establish a statewide Office of Resiliency, along with a statewide Sea Level Rise Task Force.

Florida House

A contentious Florida House bill that would blanket short-term vacation rentals under statewide regulations rather than leave it up to local government passed a subcommittee earlier this week.

Senate Television / via Associated Press

House Democrats on Friday are launching their third and final day of opening arguments that President Trump should be convicted and removed from office. The president's lawyers will have a turn to lay out the case for acquittal this weekend.

Ginny Myrick Sees ‘Vibrant Future’ For Jacksonville's Cathedral District

Jan 24, 2020
Ginny Myrick
Jacksonville Daily Record

Ginny Myrick was president of her government relations firm when a priest at St. John’s Cathedral, where Myrick has been a member for 35 years, asked for help.

Former Mayor Jake Godbold is pictured in a 2014 TV profile.
LEADERSHIP JACKSONVILLE IN ASSOCIATION WITH WJCT

Friday’s First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable discussed some of the top stories of the week, including:

Jaguars Already Planning Lot J's Phase II; Total Investment Could Hit $700 Million

Jan 24, 2020
Lot J rendering
CITY OF JACKSONVILLE / VIA JACKSONVILLE DAILY RECORD

Negotiators for Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan and the city have not drafted a final deal for his $450 million to $500 million Lot J development, but team leadership already is looking ahead to a possible Phase II.

Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

A pair of Jacksonville City Council committees passed recommendations made by a state mandated sea level rise task force Wednesday.

LEADERSHIP JAX

Jake Godbold, Jacksonville's outspoken and colorful mayor from 1978 to 1987, has died at the age of 86.

FLORIDA HOUSE

A bill that would let voters decide on electing rather than appointing a superintendent for the Duval County Public Schools is generating controversy. 

Duval County Courthouse
Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville

The Duval County Courthouse has a 3-acre lawn in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville. But there’s a plan to tranform what's essentially a big empty space, through public art.

House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff
Senate Television / via Associated Press

House impeachment managers resume their prosecution of President Trump in the Senate on Thursday  afternoon and are expected to outline how the law applies to what they see as the president's "corrupt scheme" with Ukraine to tilt the 2020 election in his favor.

2 Companies Bid To Redevelop Former Court House, City Hall Annex Sites

Jan 23, 2020
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Two companies have submitted bids to redevelop the former Duval County Courthouse and City Hall site, now branded The Ford on Bay.

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