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Hilltop Village Apartments in February 2019.
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Mayor Lenny Curry’s administration said Monday it is “re-evaluating” its support of a company that has ownership and management ties to the troubled Hilltop Village Apartments. 

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Over the next couple of months, the Jacksonville City Council will debate and pass a new budget after Mayor Lenny Curry presented his proposed spending plan Tuesday.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry promotes  COVID-19 vaccines during a virtual press conference with local health organizations on July 21, 2021.
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry promoted vaccines while shooting down bringing back mask or stay-at-home mandates during a Wednesday news conference with local health organizations.

City Councilman: Casino Operators Eyeing Site Near Jacksonville Airport

Jul 16, 2021
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Jacksonville City Council member Reggie Gaffney said Thursday he understands global casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp. is eyeing the area around Jacksonville International Airport as a potential site for a casino complex if Florida voters approve a statewide gambling referendum in November 2022.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry speaks to campers at the Carpenter's Shop Center on June 15, 2021.
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After being halted or reduced by the COVID-19 pandemic, Jacksonville-sponsored summer camps are returning to normal operations.

Jacksonville Mulls Gas Tax Hike For $930M In Projects

Mar 10, 2021
Downtown Jacksonville
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and the Jacksonville Transportation Authority have been meeting with City Council members about a possible increase and extension of the local gas tax that would pay for a $930 million list of transportation projects.

File photo of Mayor Lenny Curry.
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The city of Jacksonville has received $28.9 million from the Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program to go towards rent and utility payments for struggling families. 

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced Thursday a $26.8 million investment towards phasing out septic tanks in three Northside neighborhoods. It’s on top of a $30 million investment made in 2016, and still far short of estimates of the project’s total cost. 

Mayor Lenny Curry
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry on Thursday announced his plan to administer second doses of coronavirus vaccines to people who have received their first shots at the now-shuttered Lane Wiley and Mandarin senior center sites.

Mayor Lenny Curry briefs the media on the COVID-19 vaccination effort.
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced Tuesday the city would run out of its existing doses of coronavirus vaccines by the end of the day Thursday. 

Those who have received their first doses will receive their scheduled second doses, Curry said, but he could not promise when new doses of the vaccine would arrive, or how many doses  would be available. 

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District 9 Jacksonville City Councilman Garrett Dennis called for Mayor Lenny Curry to resign Thursday on WJCT News’ First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross.

“Lenny Curry and his administration is probably the most corrupt administration the city has ever seen,” Dennis said on air.

Jacksonville City Council Investigative Report Links Mayor Curry To Failed JEA Sale

Jan 4, 2021
JEA's headquarters building is seen in the distance behind the Main Street Bridge.
Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

A Jacksonville City Council special committee on Monday published its long-awaited investigative report into the failed 2019 sale of JEA, finding that Mayor Lenny Curry and JEA officials spent years exploring a sale of the city-owned utility with a "purposeful lack of transparency" and CEO Aaron Zahn used "intentional misrepresentations and omissions" to push a sale, which was coupled with Zahn's creation of an "ill-conceived" bonus plan that could have yielded executives millions of dollars.

Statue of two kids reading a book on a bench, backdrop of the Duval County Public Schools building
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With public school beginning the fall semester on Thursday in Duval County, Superintendent Diana Greene and Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry are collaborating to launch a $1.5 million program to provide rapid COVID-19 testing to school employees. 

Mayor Curry Submits $1.34B Budget To Jax City Council; No Tax Rate Change

Jul 15, 2020
Jacksonville City Hall
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry offered a $1.34 billion budget Wednesday that leaves tax rates unchanged and represents nearly status quo spending after a year of extraordinary challenges from the coronavirus pandemic.

Mayor Lenny speaking at a glass podium in Lot P of TIAA Bank Field, local health leaders in masks behind him, and grass and a small fence in the background. Also in the background is the lot j testing site
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry joined local health executives Thursday at TIAA Bank Field to once again address the importance of mask-wearing. 

Keith Powers speaking at a podium with a firetruck and firefighters behind him. Mayor Lenny Curry to his left, speaking in a fire station
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The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department is receiving a $14.4 million federal grant to bolster its workforce. 

Kid waiting to hit a baseball, adult throwing a pitch to the kid while they are on a baseball diamond, trees and grass in the background
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Youth sports and summer camps will be free to continue operations, after a Friday morning announcement from Gov. DeSantis lifting all restrictions on the activities effective immediately. 

Via News4Jax

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is continuing to urge people to wear masks in public settings, saying he thinks there’s a “disconnect of the importance of it” among residents. 

Jacksonville Skyline, with a palm tree in the center among a cloudy sky, buildings in the distance
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced that beginning May 18th, his local work-from-home executive order will end. 

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. 

Little Talbot Island State Park
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says state parks will reopen on Monday.

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

Qualified Duval County residents may have a $1,000 payment card as soon as Monday, May 4.

swab tests on a pull-out table
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

Jacksonville will likely have two more COVID-19 testing sites by week’s end. 

ABUKAR ADAN / WJCT NEWS

The chair of the Duval County Democratic Party said Tuesday on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross he’s seriously considering starting a recall petition against Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry.

Boylan in his City Hall office
Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

A series of City Council workshops on the future of JEA are set to begin, with the first one on next Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m.

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Jacksonville is opening a firearm forensics center that will help officers generate leads in cases involving violent crime.

Vice President Mike Pence speaks to reporters.
Abukar Adan / WJCT News

Vice President Mike Pence visited the Schultz Center in Jacksonville Monday to kick off a 26 city tour to build support for a new trade deal.

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Legislation filed this week by Jacksonville City Councilman Garrett Dennis to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana is getting pushback from top city officials.

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A political action committee associated with Mayor Lenny Curry, Jacksonville on the Rise, is behind another attack ad against mayoral candidate and Councilwoman Anna Lopez Brosche.

Via the Jacksonville Daily Record

Jacksonville City Councilwoman Anna Lopez Brosche moved a step closer to running for mayor Thursday, announcing she is taking a hard look at challenging incumbent Mayor Lenny Curry.

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