Medical Examiner's Office pushback; Get Covered Jax; Road planning; FIRST LEGO League
Today on First Coast Connect, we discussed Jacksonville’s Neighborhood Bill of Rights, which some residents in the Brentwood neighborhood say holds little weight. The residents are trying to fight the construction of the county’s new Medical Examiner’s Office near an existing subdivision. Despite the city’s plans dating back to 2016, community leaders say they only became aware of the project this summer.
- Lydia Bell, Metro Gardens Neighborhood Association president
- David Bauerlein, reporterwith The Florida Times-Union
- Richard Danford, president of the Jacksonville Urban League
Get Covered Jax
The city of Jacksonville recently unveiled the Get Covered Jax website to help Duval County residents without health insurance access the Florida Health Insurance Marketplace
Guest: Dr. Sunil Joshi, chief health officerfor the city of Jacksonville
An ongoing region-wide survey by the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization, is gathering insights from residents that can help direct the allocation of transportation funds.
Guest: Marci Larson, public Affairs manager for the North Florida TPO
FIRST LEGO League tournament
Florida State College at Jacksonville is gearing up to host a robotics tournament with the FIRST LEGO League. Fourth- through eighth-grade students from Baker, Duval, Nassau, St. Johns and surrounding counties will compete by showing off their autonomous robots. The event is at the state college’s Advanced Technology Center, part of its Downtown campus, on Saturday, Nov. 18.
Guest: Christopher Lee, professor of information technology at FSCJ