Lisa King

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Republican Terrance Freeman has won the race for Jacksonville’s At-Large Group 1 Council seat, beating Democrat Lisa King by 53.85% to 46.15%, according to unofficial returns Tuesday night.

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More than a quarter of the 19 seats on Jacksonville City Council will be decided in runoff elections on May 14. WJCT News has invited the four candidates for at-large, countywide seats to appear on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross. Democrat Lisa King was first to accept that invitation.

Volunteers pose for a picture Wednesday morning before loading the truck with supplies for Hurricane Michael victims in Fountain.
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A Mandarin woman was on her way to the Florida Panhandle Wednesday morning, driving a 26-foot box truck filled with food and supplies she collected for Hurricane Michael victims who are still dealing with the aftermath of the historic storm.

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A day after Republicans wrapped up their national convention in Cleveland, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is expected to announce her vice presidential running mate.

The possible declaration is part of a short campaign barnstorm of the Sunshine State.


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The Jacksonville City Council voted to replace two members of the city’s Planning Commission, Tuesday.  

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry asked them to resign, but they refused.

 


We discuss the week's biggest news stories with our roundtable of local journalists: Larry Hannan, Florida Times-Union reporter; A.G. Gancarski, Florida Politics writer; Tim Gibbons, Jacksonville Business Journal editor; and Matt Shaw, Folio Weekly editor.

Topics include the ongoing controversy over Jacksonville's Eureka Garden subsidized housing complex, a City Council committee voting to replace City Planning Commissioners Lisa King and Joey McKinnon, and more.


Lisa King
Lisa King

The Jacksonville City Council Rules Committee voted to replace City Planning Commissioners Lisa King and Joey Mckinnon Tuesday afternoon. The matter now passes to the full Council.

Mayor Lenny Curry asked both members to resign mid-term, saying their goals do not align with his, but they refused.

Councilman Tommy Hazouri, a former Democratic Jacksonville mayor, was the lone member to vote against replacing them. He says they did nothing wrong and should be allowed to finish their terms.

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More than 40 people showed up at Tuesday’s Jacksonville City Council meeting to protest the replacement of two city planning commissioners.

Mayor Lenny Curry has been asking people to resign from various boards, saying their visions for the city do not align with his.

 


We discuss the week's top news stories with our roundtable of local journalists: Ron Littlepage, Florida Times-Union columnist; Fred Matthews, Examiner blogger; A.G. Gancarski, Folio Weekly and Florida Politics columnist; and WJCT analyst John Burr.

Topics include the showdown between Mayor Lenny Curry and Planning Commission Chair-Elect Lisa King, the second Republican presidential debate, and the uncertain future of the Jacksonville Skyway people mover.


Lisa King
Lisa King

The Jacksonville City Council will decide whether the city’s newly elected Planning Commission Chair Lisa King stays on the board at all.

As first reported by Florida Politics, Mayor Lenny Curry asked King and two other planning commissioners to resign this week, saying he wants people who better align with his business-friendly vision. But King wrote Curry back, saying she won’t quit the board.

Despite the mayor’s wishes, the Planning Commission appointed King Chair-Elect, Thursday.