Media roundtable; Small business month
Today’s Media Roundtable discussed some of the top stories in the First Coast, including:
- The Duval County School Board has filed a legal challenge over state rules prohibiting mask restrictions for students.
- Jacksonville City Council had nearly unlimited discretion to hand out millions in COVID relief funds to organizations across the city. However, a closer look at this process has found several red flags.
- Three members of the Jacksonville City Council released statements in support of removing Springfield Park’s Confederate monument. The removal could cost upward of $1 million.
- Jaguars owner Shad Khan called Urban Meyer’s actions over the weekend inexcusable after two embarrassing videos surfaced. Meyer said he never considered resigning as the team’s head coach.
- Three city councilors advanced a bill offering a $114 million public financing package to build Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s Four Seasons Hotel and Residences.
- JASMYN’s hosts their 15th annual Coming Out Day Breakfast next week. The event brings together the LGBTQ+ community and their allies to celebrate living authentically.
- Nate Monroe of The Florida Times-Union.
- Ben Becker of Action News Jax.
- Anne Schindler of First Coast News.
- Writer Nikesha Williams.
Small business month
A cohort of Jacksonville women is taking their businesses to the next level with the help of the Bank of America Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell University.
Guest: Mark Bennett, president of Bank of America Jacksonville.
First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Associate Producer Katherine Hobbs can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @KatherineGHobbs.