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Becton speaking in front of a glass podium in a hotel, a bunch of decorations in the background
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Jacksonville City Councilman Danny Becton is running for the Council presidency. 

Councilman Rory Diamond tweeted a letter from Becton declaring his candidacy. He will run against current councilman and former Jacksonville mayor Tommy Hazouri. 

Councilman Ron Salem sitting, looking out past a bench he is sitting at, there is a small mic in front of him. Painting in the background, and someone sitting to his right.
Via Ron Salem City Council Facebook Page

Jacksonville City Councilman Ron Salem on Monday outlined his proposed legislation that would put more power in the council’s hands when it comes to short-term incentive plans for the utilities’ employees, if voters approve a change to the city charter. 

LINDSEY KILBRIDE / WJCT NEWS

Now that changes to Jacksonville’s human rights ordinance (HRO) have been struck down in a Florida appeals court, what happens next?

Jax Council President Wilson Calls For Special Election To Fill His District 4 Seat

Apr 29, 2020
City Council President Scott Wilson
JACKSONVILLE CITY COUNCIL

City Council President Scott Wilson filed legislation calling for a special election to fill his District 4 seat as he prepares to run for Duval County Clerk of Circuit and County Courts in 2020.

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The Jacksonville City Council’s Special Committee on Resiliency held its second meeting Thursday afternoon, looking back at some of the previous findings from city-appointed groups on sea level rise and coastal flooding.

Invoices Faked, Checks Split With Katrina Brown, Say 2 Witnesses In Fraud Trial

Sep 26, 2019
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The Florida Times-Union

White-collar crime turned human when two Jacksonville men told jurors Wednesday they cashed checks worth thousands of dollars and handed most of the money to a woman behind the payments, former City Council member Katrina Brown.

At Large Group 4 City Councilman Matt Carlucci
DUVAL COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS

The proposed special election for a half-cent sales tax referendum is slated for a vote Tuesday evening by the Jacksonville City Council.

DUVAL COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS

Jacksonville At Large Group 4 City Councilman Matt Carlucci is in the process of lining up co-sponsors for his non-binding resolution calling on the council to let voters decide whether members on the Duval County Public Schools Board should be appointed by the mayor.

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Suspended Jacksonville City Council members Katrina Brown and Reggie Brown were back federal court Monday. 

Jax City Council Elects Wilson As President, Hazouri As Vice President

May 29, 2019
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City Council member Scott Wilson said Tuesday that when he becomes council president July 1 his goals will include expanding mentoring programs for young people, fighting neighborhood blight and boosting sports-related tourism.

Screengrab from "Cops for Curry" / CURRY CAMPAIGN

A bill that would bar city employees in uniform from appearing in campaign ads is set to be introduced and council members will celebrate the legacy of a long time city administrator at Tuesday’s Jacksonville City Council meeting.

State Attorney Finishes Jacksonville City Council Sunshine Law Probe; No Charges Filed

Feb 12, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

The State Attorney’s Office issued a report Monday concluding a year-long investigation of potential Florida Sunshine Law violations by City Council members during the last two council leadership races.

Jacksonville City Council Strikes Down Proposed Transparency Reforms

Nov 28, 2018
Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

The Jacksonville City Council on Tuesday struck down a package of transparency reforms that would publish emails and text messages lawmakers exchange with lobbyists and force city officials to reveal details about trips they take on the dimes of political committees, which are shrouded under existing disclosure requirements.

Transparency Reforms Face Stiff Opposition From Jacksonville City Council

Nov 27, 2018
Florida Times-Union file

A package of government transparency reforms, which would require the city to publish text messages and emails exchanged between council members and lobbyists and shine new light on discreet trips officials have taken on the dimes of opaque political committees, will face an uphill fight when it goes before the City Council for approval Tuesday.

Jacksonville City Hall
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As of this week, 14 people had passed screening and training to become armed “school safety assistants” in Duval County’s elementary schools. The problem? More than 100 were supposed to be ready the first week of school to comply with state law.

Exterior of Jacksonville City Hall.
Joslyn Simmons / WJCT

Terrance Freeman and Ju’Coby Pittman are set to be sworn in at Jacksonville City Hall Thursday afternoon after being appointed to temporarily replace two suspended council members under federal indictment.

Exterior of Jacksonville City Hall.
Joslyn Simmons / WJCT

Council members and their constituents are becoming frustrated with the lack of visible progress being made clean-up of toxic ash in the soil in Jacksonville’s northwest side.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Jacksonville City Council President Anna Lopez Brosche wants to establish a task force on local Civil Rights history and she’s seeking a vote at Tuesday night’s council meeting.

Jacksonville City Hall, St. James Building
Ray Hollister / WJCT News

The city of Jacksonville has taken another step toward suing pharmaceutical companies for their alleged role in the city’s opioid addiction crisis.

City Morgue
Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

The Jacksonville City Council has approved emergency funding to get the Medical Examiner’s Office more space.

Jacksonville City Hall
Ray Hollister / WJCT News

At tonight’s Jacksonville City Council meeting, the topics will range from an unnamed solar manufacturer known as Project Volt to addressing issues of overcrowding at the medical examiner’s office.

 A proposed settlement between Jacksonville and two nonprofits might lead to more housing options for the homeless in Springfield.

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Northeast Florida homeowners can help keep away the mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus. That’s what Duval County Health Department Director Kelli Wells told Jacksonville City Councilors Tuesday.

She says the tiny, flying insects tend to lay their eggs in relatively clean, small quantities of water.

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Updated, 5:15 p.m., Tuesday, March 22:   

Every Jacksonville City Council meeting begins with an invocation — but the one before this evening’s meeting was different from all the others before it.

Broken Parking Meters Cost Jacksonville Thousands Of Dollars

Feb 1, 2016
News4Jax

Hundreds of Jacksonville’s newest parking meters designed to accept credit cards are missing batteries.

They not only won't swipe your cards, they won't even accept a quarter for you to park for 30 minutes.

If any the 1,575 meters is broken, the city does not ticket a driver because there is no way to know if he or she paid or how long he or she parked in the spot.  

A spokesperson said metered parking brings in $706,566 annually. 

Digital meters alone should bring in $436,029 every year, but the city said 116 of 547 meters are not operational.

A $90 million stadium improvement plan will be introduced to the Jacksonville City Council, Tuesday.

Under the agreement, taxpayers would cover half of the cost and Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan, the rest.

Plans include building a new amphitheater what would hold between 4,000 and 5,000 guests.

Jacksonville City Councilman Tommy Hazouri says it could be a great public-private partnership.

At-large City Councilman and former Jacksonville mayor Tommy Hazouri joins us for a wide ranging discussion on everything from the city budget, the debate over Jacksonville's human rights ordinance and more.


Lindsey Kilbride

 

Jacksonville City Council President Greg Anderson is proposing a solution to infrastructure woes on downtown’s Northbank.

Orange blockades and “caution” signs still line the riverfront after parts of Liberty Street collapsed into the water over the the past few years.

 

Anderson’s plan would cost the city less, $37 million instead of a previous estimate of $65 million, and be completed sooner.

 

 

 


Jacksonville City Council President Greg Anderson joins us to discuss current issues facing the council, including public safety funding, the city's infrastructure and more.


City Councilman and former mayor Tommy Hazouri join us to discuss current issues facing the council, how the city has changed since his term as mayor, and more.


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