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Library Seeks Input For Jacksonville City Council Debates

Melissa Hillier

The Jacksonville Public Library wants residents to submit their questions for City Council candidates. Debates are planned at four area libraries April 20 for candidates who advance to the General Election.

The Board of Library Trustees, the League of Women Voters of Jacksonville First Coast, the Gamma Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and the Theta Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and Jax Young Voters Coalition are hosting the event. The debates will be moderated by WJCT’s Melissa Ross and Karen Feagins, and Frank Denton, editor of The Florida Times-Union, as well as others to be announced.

Those who attend will also have a chance to talk to candidates one-on-one at a reception before the debates.

Submit questions here.

Locations for the 2015 City Council Candidates Debate: 

Candidates for Districts 7, 8, 10

Olga Bradham and Etta Brooks Branch Library

1755 Edgewood Ave. West

Candidates for At-Large District 2 and Districts 1, 2

Regency Square Branch Library

9900 Regency Square Blvd.

Candidates for At-Large District 3 and District 4

Southeast Regional Library

10599 Deerwood Park Blvd.

Candidates for At-Large District 1 and District 5 

The Main Library

303 N. Laura Street (enter on Main Street for this event)

Hicks Auditorium, Conference Center

Photo credit: Jacksonville Public Library, Main Branch by Melissa Hillier is used under CC BY 2.0.

Karen found her home in public broadcasting after working for several years as a commercial television reporter. She joinedWJCTin 2005 as the host of 89.9 FM’s Morning Edition and has held many different roles at the station in both radio and television. She has written and produced documentaries includingBeluthahatchee: The Legacy of Stetson Kennedy and Jacksonville Beach: Against the Tide and directed the oral history project, Voices of the First Coast.