Florida could soon redirect hundreds of millions of dollars to efforts to combat sea level rise and increase resiliency in the state. Meanwhile, the Jacksonville City Council has voted unanimously to accept its Resiliency Committe's final rpeort.
However, controversy surrounds where some of the money to pay for resiliency will come from. Some sppeculators believe the state’s housing trust fund will be one of the place's lawmakers turn to.
Missi Howell, president of the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) and Diana Galavis, who sits on the Jacksonville Housing and Community Development Commission joined us with more.
Minority Health Month
From the stress of racism, to being undercounted in clinical trials - people of color have faced barriers to better health. Dr. Gerardo Colon-Otero, oncologist at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville joined us with more on minority health awareness.
What’s Good Wednesdays
This week’s good news includes:
- Vegan Cafe Jax opened Tuesday in St. Nicholas.
- Code Ninjas is a new Ponte Vedra learning center where children ages 7-14 learn how to code in a fun, non-intimidating way.
- Sulzbacher has partnered with BLM 5K for the upcoming 2nd Annual Black Lives Matter 5K taking place Saturday, May 1 at 5pm at Riverfront Plaza, which is the site of the former Jacksonville Landing.
- The Museum of Science & History is celebrating the long history of jazz in Jacksonville with a jazz brunch on the museum's rooftop on Sunday, May 2.
- Coming up on Friday's First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross we'll have a look at the first-ever St. Augustine Food and Wine Festival.
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A local organization in Jacksonville has a national outreach. The Firewatch organization helps veterans at risk of suicide and they do it with a unique, volunteer-based model. Firewatch’s executive director Nick Howland joined the show during the organization's recruitment drive seeking more local volunteers.