Brian Hughes

water covering the streets surrounding multiple buildings, the downtown area looks foggy in the background.
Via Robert Torbert

A piece of legislation regarding the hiring of a chief resiliency officer caused some disagreements between the council members who brought forth the bill, and Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry’s administration.

Jacksonville City Council President Tommy Hazouri
City Council President Tommy Hazouri's Facebook Page

Jacksonville City Council President Tommy Hazouri is blaming the administration of Mayor Lenny Curry for the setbacks and confusion that have surrounded Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s proposed $450 million Lot J project.

Rendering of the proposed redevelopment of Lot J and the nearby area.
City of Jacksonville / Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Jacksonville City Councilman Matt Carlucci is calling for an independent external review of the $450 million Lot J project proposed by Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan.

Stephanie Burch speaking into the camera, in a blank room
Via City of Jacksonville Zoom Press Conference

The City Council’s Special Investigatory Committee into JEA on Tuesday voted to issue a letter to both Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and Chief Administrative Officer Brian Hughes urging them to require Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Stephanie Burch to provide sworn testimony on the attempted sale of JEA. 

Hughes' Twitter page

Jacksonville At-Large Group 4 City Councilman Matt Carlucci is calling for the city’s Chief Administrative Officer to step down.

In an email to local journalists, Carlucci described Brian Hughes as a “troublesome liability to the mayor’s office” and an impediment to the city’s future.

Coast Guard officers look down from helicopter
Petty Officer 1st Class Jonathan Lindberg / U.S. Coast Guard

FEMA will reimburse the city of Jacksonville more than $21 million for debris removal as a result of Hurricane Irma two years ago. That was just part of the cost of removing blockages like downed trees from public insfrastucture like roadways and power lines.

Sam Mousa
Jacksonville Daily Record

Retiring Jacksonville Chief Administrative Officer Sam Mousa says his successor, Mayor Lenny Curry’s Chief of Staff Brian Hughes, has a lot to learn but is up to the task.

Jax Chief Administrative Officer Mousa Retiring; Hughes Named As Replacement

Apr 11, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

City of Jacksonville Chief Administrative Officer Sam Mousa is retiring and will be succeeded by Chief of Staff Brian Hughes, the city announced Thursday.

Abukar Adan / WJCT-News

The Jacksonville Downtown Investment Authority is recommending the city scrap the unsolicited ‘Riverwalk Place’ proposal and instead seek a variety of redevelopment proposals for the recently demolished courthouse and City Hall annex sites.

Our First Coast Connect Friday Media Roundtable with guest host A.G Gancarski Our panelists were Florida Times-Union reporter David Bauerlein, WJCT contributor Fred Matthews, Folio Weekly Editor Claire Goforth and Jacksonville Daily Record reporter David Cawton (00:58).  

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Mayor's Chief Of Staff Named Interim CEO of Jacksonville's Downtown Investment Authority

Sep 20, 2018

The Downtown Investment Authority board turned Wednesday to Mayor Lenny Curry’s chief of staff Brian Hughes to serve as interim CEO for the Downtown Investment Authority.

Hughes' Twitter page

Following an investigation, city lawyers said the mayor’s chief of staff didn’t violate any laws, after a Jacksonville City Hall employee this week formally accused him of creating a hostile work environment.

City of Jacksonville

Mayor Lenny Curry’s chief of staff, Brian Hughes is being formally accused by a city employee of accosting her using “fierce anger” and “creating a hostile work environment.” A complaint, that Hughes says is false.