Lori Boyer

Business Brief: Jacksonville Downtown Investment Authority CEO Interviews Set

May 10, 2019
City Hall exterior
Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

Public interviews for the next Downtown Investment Authority CEO are on Wednesday, May 15, at City Hall.

Outgoing Jacksonville Councilwoman Boyer 1 of 3 Finalists For DIA Chief

May 6, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The Jacksonville Downtown Investment Authority narrowed its search for a new CEO to three finalists, including City Council member Lori Boyer, and is scheduled to interview the candidates in a public meeting May 15.

Storm Resiliency and Infrastructure Development Review Committee members met for the first time Friday.
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

Jacksonville’s new Storm Resiliency and Infrastructure Development Review Committee met for the first time Friday afternoon and members agreed their first order of business will be to take a look at the rules and regulations surrounding new developments in the city and how to retrofit existing infrastructure.

Florida Department of Transportation

A planned pedestrian and bike path would turn the Southbank Riverwalk into a continuous loop and tie it in with much of San Marco.

Google Street View

The City of Jacksonville is asking to close a railroad crossing in San Marco next to a busy retail center.  

historic photo of exterior in black and white
The Jaxson

An art-deco style building in downtown Jacksonville is set to be demolished and turned into a parking lot.

But as Dan Herbin tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo in the Jaxson on WJCT, the former Gulf Life Insurance Building deserves to be spared.

Ryan Ketterman / Visit Jacksonville

The North Florida Transportation Planning Organization is in the embryonic stages of a downtown test model meant to showcase the power of collaborative data. 

via News4Jax

Jacksonville City Councilwoman Lori Boyer has proposed a bill to help alleviate flooding from McCoys Creek.

Bill Bortzfield/WJCT News

Jacksonville city leaders are inching closer to a plan to revitalize the downtown Riverwalks after Hurricane Irma dealt them quite a blow last fall.


face made of light on the side of a church
Ennis Davis / Modern Cities

Jacksonville might have a few things to learn about revitalizing its downtown from one northern city with similar characteristics: Montreal.

The Jaxson co-founder Ennis Davis saw several ideas in action on his recent trip there.


Ryan Benk / WJCT News

Jacksonville is one step closer to temporarily halting certain kinds of block parties across the city.

City leaders from law enforcement, the parks department and City Council hashed out ways to reform the permitting process Wednesday.


Tuesday on “First Coast Connect” we discussed the future of Jacksonville’s waterways with City Council President Lori Boyer and Downtown Investment Authority CEO Aundra Wallace. Interfaith Coalition for Action, Reconciliation & Empowerment co-President Geneva Pittman, former ICARE President Pastor Bruce Havens and Folio Weekly editor Claire Goforth discussed a dispute between the organization and Mayor Lenny Curry, and local authors Brenda Jackson and V. Brooks Dunbar joined the show to talk about Saturday’s Jax Book Fest at the Main Library.   

 

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.


Ryan Benk / WJCT News

An angry Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry lashed out Monday against news media for reporting on the draft of a Sheriff’s Office task force report, which calls his pension tax plan “insufficient” to solve the city’s financial problems.

The report recommends a property tax hike in addition to Curry’s suggested sales tax extension.


Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

New Jacksonville City Council President Lori Boyer wants the body to be more proactive about developing policy.

So she’s restructuring City Council committees to ensure it.


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