Scott Wilson

JACKSONVILLE CITY COUNCIL

The Jacksonville City Council Tuesday night voted down a half-cent sales tax referendum. The vote took place without the public present, after Council President Scott Wilson tossed the audience out for excessive boos.  

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After years of delays, construction of a city park that was started but never completed is about to get underway.

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First Coast Connect was live Friday from downtown Jacksonville at Chamblin’s Uptown to celebrate the 2018 Jacksonville Jazz Festival.  We spoke with Jason Lewis, founder of Jazz Fest After Dark and Damien Lamar host of 89.9’s Taste Test.

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The city’s Jax Journey anti-crime initiative is getting a nearly $1 million federal grant.

Jacksonville is one of six cities awarded the grant from the Justice Department. Jax Journey Project Director Debbie Verges said the majority of the two-year grant is to be used for “planning.”


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Updated 5:42 p.m. on 01/29/16 

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is changing the city’s employment policy to prohibit discrimination of any kind. In a memo to city employees Friday, the mayor said he’s aligning with federal hiring standards.