Exterior of Jacksonville City Hall.
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The Jacksonville City Council is expected to vote on several measures Tuesday night touching on issues ranging from business to blight, but by the time bills go up for a vote, that means it’s too late for the public to comment.

Mike Williams

Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams says he wants the community to help JSO do a better job.

He’s announced the creation of four community task forces. They’ll review JSO training, transparency, resources and community engagement.

City of Jacksonville

Jacksonville City Council districts in the Northwest parts of the city will hold town hall meetings, Thursday.

Councilwoman Katrina Brown represents District 8 on the Westside. She says after a lot of people called her office, she wanted to get the community together.

"People have questions about their sidewalks, trash pickups and code enforcement," Brown said. "[I want to] really find out what some of their needs are and what are their true concerns."  

She says they'll also tackle the area's crime issues, and she's invited Sheriff Mike Williams to attend.