Michael Boylan

Residents make their way across a flooded street after Hurricane Irma brought floodwaters to Jacksonville on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
John Raoux / Associated Press

The Jacksonville City Council’s Special Committee on Resiliency is getting close to wrapping up its work as members are scheduled to vote on and finalize recommendations during their next meeting.

map of Lot J plan, which includes space for a new parking lot, residential units, a Live! arena and hotel and retail space.
Via City of Jacksonville

Some members of the Jacksonville City Council say they’re feeling comfortable with the proposed Lot J deal following a couple public meetings over the past week, which included input from the council auditors and the development team of the Cordish Companies and Jacksonville Jaguars.

a large, open main lobby at the Jacksonville City Hall with a top down view, a few people walking along the bottom floor.
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

Beginning in early January, the Jacksonville City Council will begin holding “Safer Together” workshops, with the aim of the meetings to encourage residents to voice their concerns and ideas for creating a safer community.

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’s Social Justice and Community Investment Committee met for the final time in 2020 on Monday, choosing to go over and decide whether to support six separate bills that will eventually go through the regular legislative process.

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

The Jacksonville City Council’s Special Committee on Resiliency finalized legislation Friday that has been in the works since early this year to help mitigate the risks of sea level rise and flooding.

Outside of the Duval County Supervisor of Elections Office on Jacksonville's Northside.
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

Following a report by WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union that cited rules violations, Duval County Canvassing Board Chair Brent Shore has resigned from his role

outside of the bulding, where it reads Duval Supervisor of Elections in big letters, partially covered up by a palm tree, and someone walking up the stairs into the building
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

The Duval Canvassing Board is reversing course, and beginning Tuesday will allow a live stream of its  meetings as the board looks through questionable ballots.

Chris Hand facing the board, which is seated at a long table, everyone is wearing a mask.
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

The Duval County Canvassing Board will not make any changes to its procedures adopted earlier this month, despite an argument from a Duval Democratic Party attorney asking for a pair of changes to be made.

Councilman Ron Salem sitting, looking out past a bench he is sitting at, there is a small mic in front of him. Painting in the background, and someone sitting to his right.
Via Ron Salem City Council Facebook Page

Jacksonville City Councilman Ron Salem on Monday outlined his proposed legislation that would put more power in the council’s hands when it comes to short-term incentive plans for the utilities’ employees, if voters approve a change to the city charter. 

Outside of the Duval County School District Building, block building with large lettering saying the name of the building
Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

Voters in Jacksonville will be able to decide whether to allow a half-cent sales tax to improve the infrastructure and safety of Duval County schools this November.

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.

Volunteers pose for a picture Wednesday morning before loading the truck with supplies for Hurricane Michael victims in Fountain.
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

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.

WJCT

Jacksonville’s city election isn’t until May 5, 2019, but more than 20 candidates have already filed the necessary paperwork to run, including outgoing WJCT President Michael  Boylan.