Earlier this week, JEA’s board of directors voted to explore selling the utility. They cited declining revenues and pressures facing the utility as reasons to consider privatization.
The vote caught some by surprise after Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry indicated last year that sellling JEA was off the table.
Last April the mayor said in a statement to WJCT News, "I am choosing to state unequivocally that I will not submit any JEA privatization plan to the City Council."
Florida Times-Union columnist Nate Monroe joined Melissa Ross on First Coast Connect to discuss the potential move toward privatization and its impact.
Cathedral District Projects
New banners are going up in Downtown’s Cathedral District, and new residential projects are on the drawing board as well.
The four projects are in various stages of approval by the City of Jacksonville. The projects include new residential units and artist studios.
All-American Boys Chorus
The All-American Boys Chorus is a nationally renowned singing group from California.
They’re performing Thursday, July 25 at the St. Johns Cathedral in Downtown Jacksonville from 7 to 9 p.m.
Cathedral Music Administrator Pam Searcy and music donor Larry Shugart spoke about a new initiative to try to generate new revenue streams.