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You can expect to keep paying that six cents per  gallon gas tax in the city of Jacksonville for the next two decades.

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Jacksonville's future residents can look forward to a glimpse into the past after the dedication and unveiling of a time capsule at the Duval County Courthouse this week.

A sales tax hike, changes to future employees pensions and an increase in current employee pension contributions are some of the final recommendations of Jacksonville’s Retirement Reform Task Force.

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The Jacksonville City Council will soon begin debate on whether the city’s six-cent gasoline tax should be extended for another 20 years.

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Jacksonville City Council President Bill Gulliford said he sees no reason to slap new rules on local food trucks.

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Duval County Property Appraiser Jim Overton says he will run for Mayor of Jacksonville. He expects to file in the next few days.

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Mayor Alvin Brown’s administration is pushing back against a new poll looking at where voters stand when it comes to the issue of pension reform.

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According to a new University of North Florida poll, Mayor Alvin Brown’s approval rating has dropped in the past year, but he still leads all potential challengers for re-election.

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Jacksonville City Council President Bill Gulliford says Mayor Alvin Brown’s proposal to have JEA pay an additional $40 million a year in pension costs is not a viable option.

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Jacksonville officials are discussing how to help the homeless while also working to revitalize downtown.

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Among the policy challenges faced by city legislators, perhaps the one most closely tied to the economic prosperity of Jacksonville is pension reform.

In a memo addressed to Jacksonville City Council President Bill Guilliford and the council at large, Mayor Alvin Brown said he will not sign legislation to move the Duval County Supervisor of Elections warehouse to One Imeson Road, but he will not veto it either.

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What changes, if any, should be made if any to Jacksonville's consolidated government?

That is the question being asked of the 30-member Task Force on Consolidation. The group held it's first meeting Wednesday.

The task force was created by City Council President Bill Gulliford, who says that after over 40 years there has been little done to review consolidation, calling for an in-depth study of local government.

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Jacksonville City Council Vice-President Bill Gulliford has been elected to be the Council President for upcoming council year. The vote was unanimous.

Gulliford says the two biggest issues facing the Council over the next year will be the budget and pension reform.

The Alvin Brown administration has come up with pension  reform plan with several of the city's unions.

A deal to modify the pension of new hires in police and fire was introduced to the city council Tuesday night.   

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Jacksonville City Council Vice-President Bill Gulliford says the city should dip into into the city’s banking fund to buy the Haverty-Godbold Building.

The building at the corner of Laura Street and Duval Street is owned by the Police and Fire Pension Board. The city rents the building to house the Public Defenders office.

The city can buy the property for $14 million in May - but if it doesn’t, it doesn't have another chance to purchase until 2017, and the cost would increase by about $1.5 million.