Anna Brosche

The Jacksonville Daily Record

Jacksonville At-Large Group 1 City Councilwoman Anna Lopez Brosche first floated the possibility that she might run for mayor several months ago during an appearance on First Coast Connect. She was City Council President at the time.

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How can Jacksonville elected officials make it easier for their constituents to be part of the governing process? That’s the question a new transparency committee started trying to answer Tuesday.


Thursday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Northside Coalition of Jacksonville members Ben Frazier and Wells Todd about their upcoming rally calling for the removal of Confederate monuments from public places on the First Coast (01:14).  

We were also joined by Sharika Cunningham, assistant director of Stompdown, which is coming to the Florida Theatre Saturday (46:00). 


Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is working with City Council President Anna Brosche to expand the city’s after-school program, he announced Monday.

Under the plan, nine more sites will offer after-school services to 740 more children.

  Today on “First Coast Connect,” we spoke with Jacksonville City Council President-Designee Anna Brosche (01:04). Nick Cantrell (26:50) of Jax Federal Credit Union talks about alternatives to cash graduation gifts. We heard about the upcoming Ponds and Gardens Tour with tour planner Kevanie Counts and tour homeowner Mary Fisher (32:48). Kerry Speckman (39:03) told us about some of this weekend’s events and actress Dawn Wells (42:45) from “Gilligan’s Island” discussed her performance at the Alhambra.