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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.

City of Jacksonville

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
City of Jacksonville photos

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.

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