Mayor Lenny Curry

Riverside business owners were told construction will take two weeks.
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Jacksonville may impose a tax on gasoline to fund up to $930 million in improvements to roadways, drainage and transit, according to WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union, which reported Wednesday that Mayor Lenny Curry has been meeting with City Council members.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is working with a small group of business and community leaders to come up with quick ways to spur economic development Downtown.

This 2017 file photo shows a flooded San Marco street during Hurricane Irma.
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The city of Jacksonville has begun its search for a Chief Resiliency Officer, posting the position on its list of current job openings.

A Jacksonville homeless encampment on Jefferson St. is pictured.
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced Wednesday a new initiative to help the Downtown homeless population.

This rendering illustrates a portion of the proposed Lot J Live! entertainment complex.
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Jacksonville City Council President Tommy Hazouri has decided to temporarily stall Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s proposed $457 million Lot J development, despite pressure from the developer and Mayor Lenny Curry’s administration.

That comes after the city’s Downtown Investment Authority voted unanimously on Wednesday night to recommend that the City Council approve the deal — which includes more than $230 million in city investments — with some changes.

Lot J rendering
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The DIA board voted Wednesday night to recommend that the City Council approve Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s proposed Lot J development with some recommended changes to the deal. The developer also agreed to some concessions." class="wysiwyg-break drupal-content" src="/sites/all/modules/contrib/wysiwyg/plugins/break/images/spacer.gif" title="<--break-->">

This rendering illustrates a portion of the proposed Lot J Live! entertainment complex.
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Jacksonville’s Downtown Investment Authority has released its final staff report on Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s proposed $450 Lot J development project, which recommends approval with certain conditions.

Jacksonville City Council President Tommy Hazouri
City Council President Tommy Hazouri's Facebook Page

Jacksonville City Council President Tommy Hazouri is blaming the administration of Mayor Lenny Curry for the setbacks and confusion that have surrounded Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s proposed $450 million Lot J project.

Rendering of the proposed redevelopment of Lot J and the nearby area.
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Jacksonville City Councilman Matt Carlucci is calling for an independent external review of the $450 million Lot J project proposed by Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan.

nurse tying up their gown before going into a COVID-19 unit.
Eric Gay / Associated Press

The number of COVID-19 patients on ventilators and in ICUs has been trending upward at Duval County hospitals over the past month, according to data reviewed by WJCT News that isn’t released to the public. 

Outside of City Hall, large building with steps leading to the entrance, a couple of palm trees out in the front
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After a summer of protests, with local activist groups calling for more accountability and transparency from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, one city councilman is introducing legislation to form a citizen review board.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Cordish Companies said Monday they are planning to move forward with a project to develop Lot J next to TIAA Bank Field.

Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing Park rendering
City of Jacksonville

The city of Jacksonville has released design plans for the Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing Park in the historic LaVilla neighborhood near Downtown.

Pedestal in the middle of Hemming Park where a confederate mounment used to be on top, downtown buildings in the background, and the skyrail
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Councilman Garrett Dennis filed a bill this week that would urge the city to give the recently taken down Charles Hemming monument back to the Hemming family. 

person with a glove on ready to stick a needle with some fluid in it into someone else's arm.
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The city of Jacksonville is partnering with the Duval County Medical Society to launch FluVaxJax, a campaign to get more people vaccinated ahead of flu season. 

Mayor Curry standing and speaking in front of a large GOP sign, Rutherford and Black off to the side of him
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and Northeast Florida U.S. Representative John Rutherford both attended a “MAGA Meet-up” at the Duval GOP Headquarters Thursday morning, where they affirmed their support for President Donald Trump this November and attacked Democrats and the recently held Democratic National Convention. 

Mayor Lenny Curry speaking during a virtual press conference.
City of Jacksonville

The city of Jacksonville has partnered with local hospitals and hospital administrators on a public service announcement urging residents to wear masks to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Empty pedestal in Hemming Park where the Confederate monument once stood. Building and trees in the background
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

During Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry’s COVID-19 media briefing Wednesday afternoon, he weighed in on the renaming of Downtown’s Hemming Park and provided some context on the city’s removal of Confederate monuments and markers. 

Lenny curry sitting at a table while speaking at a media conference in one of the City hall rooms. Microphones are in front of him.
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry defended the city’s recent Republican National Convention cancellation, noting that the city can still host key large events. 

Curry from behind, sitting at a table into a camera for a virtual zoom conference
Via City of Jacksonville

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry made his first media appearance since President Donald Trump announced the cancellation of the city’s portion of the 2020 Republican National Convention. 

Mayor Lenny Curry speaking with arms on a table, person alongside him is a sign language interpreter, along with some flags behind Curry
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Despite Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams saying the security plans for August’s Republican National Convention have reached “a point of no return,” Mayor Lenny Curry said Tuesday he still believes the city can host the large scale event in a safe manner.

Mayor Lenny Curry during a protest, speaking to another person who has on a mask, they're both in a large crowd.
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said he believes his countywide mandate is not government overreach or illegal. 

Outside of City Hall, large building with steps leading to the entrance, a couple of palm trees out in the front
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry gave his reasoning for a countywide mask mandate Wednesday afternoon. 

Mayor Lenny Curry adjusting his mask, someone to his left staring at him, signs in the background, courthouse also in the background.
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Starting Monday, June 29 at 5 p.m., a mask mandate in Duval County goes into effect. At all indoor and public locations where social distancing isn’t possible, a mask will be required. 

DeSantis with a mask in his hand walking away from a podium
Lynne Sladky / Associated Press

Florida saw over 8,900 confirmed coronavirus cases Friday morning, a new daily record, per the state Department of Health’s latest update. 

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry
City of Jacksonville

Mayor Lenny Curry says, effective immediately, city code enforcement will be monitoring businesses throughout Jacksonville to make sure state ordered capacity guidelines are being followed.

Skyline view of the St. Johns River and Downtown Jax.
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Initially, Jacksonville city officials thought they received $159 million in Federal CARES Act funding. 

Pedestal in the middle of Hemming Park where a confederate mounment used to be on top, downtown buildings in the background, and the skyrail
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A Jacksonville City Councilman is introducing a bill to change the name of Hemming Park. 

Dean Black seated and speaking in front of a big sheet that has DUVAL GOP written all over it, and a poster of Donald Trump giving two thumbs up to his left.
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

Duval County Republicans are heralding the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Jacksonville as a great opportunity to put the city in the national spotlight and economic growth, while the local Democratic Party is outlining major concerns. 

Mayor Lenny Curry walking in a crowd of people down the street toward the Duval County Courthouse.
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

As Jacksonville officials look for answers and policy changes to address local racial inequality issues, the City Council is forming a new Social Justice and Community Investment Committee.

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