Adaptation Action Area Working Group

Councilman Al Ferraro (at the head of the table), joined by several fellow councilmembers, leads a public meeting Friday discussing NEFRC funding.
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Councilman Al Ferraro has asked the Northeast Florida Regional Council to illustrate what it does for Jacksonville ahead of committee hearings where elected officials will consider whether the city should continue funding the organization.

man on stretcher
Northeast Florida Regional Council

This week, the Jacksonville City Council passed a last-minute budget amendment to end the city’s annual financial contribution to be part of the Northeast Florida Regional Council.

Jacksonville City Hall
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Jacksonville’s state mandated sea level rise task force has wrapped up its work, approving the remaining proposals in a list of recommendations that will eventually go before City Council.

Jacksonville City Hall
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

Jacksonville’s sea level rise task force has voted in favor of several more recommendations to submit to City Council before the temporary committee disbands later this month.

Flooding in downtown Jacksonville from Hurricane Irma.
Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

After several months, Jacksonville’s sea level rise task force plans to wrap up its work by the end of August. 

City Councilman Jim Love (a new member of the AAA Working Group) looks at a floodzone map of downtown Jacksonville.
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

Jacksonville’s sea level rise work group voted unanimously Friday to expand its boundaries to include areas that have been impacted by flooding in recent hurricanes.

Flooding in Jacksonville during Hurricane Irma.
Robert Torbert

After two months of fact finding meetings, Jacksonville’s Adaptation Action Area Working Group is ready to move to the next step.

The first order of business: expanding the group’s area of focus beyond the coastal areas mapped out when it was first established.