In a joint effort to promote healthier communities, Mayor Lenny Curry and the First Coast YMCA challenged Tampa Bay Mayor Bob Buckhorn and the Tampa YMCA to see which city can achieve the greatest distance traveled on a treadmill in 12 hours.
Yesterday, the Florida Senate Finance and Tax Committee unanimously passed Mayor Lenny Curry’s pension plan legislation. The bill would allow the City to extend an existing sales tax to pay down Jacksonville’s crippling pension debt. The bill must be approved by one more Senate committee before moving to the floor of that chamber. The House State Affairs Committee will consider the bill Feb. 10.
This week, the City of Jacksonville launched the new My One Thing campaign, where citizens in neighborhoods across our city share one thing they love about Jacksonville. This week, Alicia in Arlington talks about our great natural environment and our strong business and cultural communities.
Mayor Lenny Curry joined Governor Rick Scott at Kaman Aircraft Corporation in Jacksonville to highlight the company’s recent expansion. Kaman has created 165 new jobs since 2011, with plans to ultimately create 200 new jobs for local families. Kaman is a global aerospace and industrial manufacturer and distributor, with 430 employees in Jacksonville and more than 700 employees across Florida. The expansion of their operation also created a capital investment of more than $30 million in Duval County.