Friday Media Roundtable: Rising crime, city budget, redistricting trial; JEA rates. Plus, an event from Sanctuary on 8th Street
It’s Friday on the First Coast, and we’ve gathered the most significant news of the week to discuss with our local media experts.
These stories include the rise of violent crime in Jacksonville, approval of the city's budget, Florida’s federal redistricting trial and JEA’s proposed rate increase in 2024.
Joining our roundtable are Charles Griggs, regular contributor and owner of Eighth & Whitner; David Bauerlein, reporter for the Florida Times-Union; and Dan Scanlan of WJCT News 89.9.
Sanctuary on 8th Street:
Through education, social assistance, the arts and recreational activities, The Sanctuary on 8th Street seeks to increase chances for underprivileged kids and families.
Rick Cartlidge, executive director, joined us to talk about an annual event the group will host next week.