June 21, 2011
The City of Jacksonville’s Environmental and Compliance Department is issuing an air quality advisory today in response to smoke from fires currently burning in the area. Elevated levels of particulate matter from the smoke have been detected and an open burning ban remains in effect.

June 21, 2011
A grand reopening celebration and dedication was held at Friendship Fountain Park on June 18, 2011, to mark the conclusion of a nine-month long restoration project of the fountain. The project restored one of downtown’s most prominent landmarks that all can enjoy.
June 14, 2011

Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton will join City Council members Don Redman and Warren Jones, and other officials to celebrate the reopening of Friendship Fountain Park, 9 – 11 a.m., Saturday, June 18.  The event will feature a dedication ceremony, entertainment and family-friendly activities, in conjunction with the Museum of Science & History (MOSH). 

June 07, 2011

Mayor John Peyton helped launch "Read It Forward Jacksonville" at Matthew Gilbert Middle School, Tuesday, June 7.   A reading initiative aimed at raising the literacy rate for students throughout Duval County,  the project will involve partnerships between the Duval County School Board, the City of Jacksonville and business and community leaders to help teach Jacksonville's children about the importance of reading.

June 06, 2011

In accordance with Ordinance 2005-361-E, the first committee week and City Council meeting of the month of July are suspended for a summer break.  The City Council will resume committee meetings the week of July 18th, followed by the City Council meeting on July 26, 2011.

May 31, 2011
Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton was joined by U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw, Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll and a host of state, city and military leaders Monday, May 30, at Jacksonville’s Memorial Day observance ceremony honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the nation.
May 26, 2011
Spend your Memorial Day weekend in the heart of downtown with incredible jazz performers like Herbie Hancock, Natalie Cole and Eddie Palmieri. Other highlights of this year's Jacksonville Jazz Festival include Art in the Heart Downtown, Wine Down Brew Town Tasting Experience, Generation Next Youth Talent Competition, 'Round Midnight Jazz Jams, Sunday Jazz Brunch, a Jazz Jamboree through the festival streets and more.
May 20, 2011
Promising to deliver the “most complete, most transparent transition” ever, Mayor John Peyton stood on the steps of City Hall and welcomed his successor, Mayor-Elect Alvin Brown. Mayor Peyton and his senior staff spent all morning with Brown’s family – wife Santhea and sons Joshua and Jordan – and the new mayor’s transition team. 

May 19, 2011
On May 9, 2011, national recording band, Theory of a Deadman, filmed a music video in Downtown Jacksonville and surrounding areas. Actor Donal Logue (Blade, The Patriot and Zodiac) was featured in the video along with the band members. The video will air on MTV this summer.
May 11, 2011
After nearly 18 months of discussions with the Police and Fire Pension Fund, Mayor John Peyton and Peter Sleiman, chairman of the Police and Fire Pension Fund’s (PFPF) Special Committee on Pension Reform, announced today a pension reform plan that will save approximately $700 million over the next 35 years. The proposal will be presented to the full PFPF Board for consideration next Wednesday and requires approval by the Jacksonville City Council.
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