Jax City Council To Seek Outside Legal Help In Potential JEA Sale

Oct 23, 2019

Attorneys and law firms interested in advising the Jacksonville City Council in a possible JEA sale have until Friday to submit a resume, according to council President Scott Wilson.

Council approved a bill Tuesday night introduced by council member Garrett Dennis that sets aside $1.85 million to hire special legal counsel for its role in the potential sale of the city-owned utility, according to WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record.

The vote was 15-3, with council members Aaron Bowman, Terrance Freeman and LeAnna Cumber voting against the bill. Council member Joyce Morgan, who voiced support for the bill during the debate Tuesday night, was absent for the vote.

Council debated the bill for more than an hour.  A more detailed look at the back and forth over the measure is in an expanded version of this story at JaxDailyRecord.com.