Danny Becton

Outside of City Hall, large building with steps leading to the entrance, a couple of palm trees out in the front
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry gave his reasoning for a countywide mask mandate Wednesday afternoon. 

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. 

An aerial view of the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville's Downtown campus.
Jacksonville Daily Record

As local governments throughout Florida move forward with land use and development decisions via virtual meetings amid the coronavirus pandemic, some residents and advocacy organizations worried about public engagement are calling for a temporary pause to proceedings.

The St. Johns Riverkeeper, Lisa Rinaman (right), speaking with Donna Lerrin.
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

The St. Johns Riverkeeper is lending support to a group of residents who oppose the rezoning of more than 5,300 acres of timberland on Jacksonville’s Southside to allow for future development.

Estuary LLC's attorney, Paul Harden, speaks to residents at the Southeast Regional Library.
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

A zoning workshop on Jacksonville’s Southside got heated Wednesday night as residents voiced their concerns over 5,300 acres of timberland that could be rezoned to allow for development.

Baymeadows Special Taxing District Proposed To Fix Streets, Sidewalks And More

Jun 12, 2019
artist rendering of neighborhood with tree-lined path
Jacksonville Daily Record

Neighborhood leaders in Baymeadows want to create a dependent special taxing district to repair the private community's stormwater, street and sidewalk infrastructure.

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Proposed legislation aimed at changing Jacksonville’s building codes to increase parking is running up against opposition, despite getting unanimous support in one of the City Council committees in November.

Ray Hollister / WJCT News

A settlement between disability rights nonprofits, the Department of Justice and Jacksonville is well on its way to becoming law after passing its final City Council committee this Tuesday.

The full council is expected next week to approve the agreement that helps the city avoid trial for violating the federal Fair Housing Act.


Ryan Benk / WJCT News

A proposed Jacksonville ordinance aimed at diversifying the city’s workforce Tuesday unanimously passed through its first committee, but not without significant skepticism from some Council members.

Councilman Garrett Dennis filed the bill in response to a continuing federal investigation into alleged workplace discrimination at public utility JEA.