June 01, 2012

City Council President Stephen Joost (At-Large, Group 3) today announced the nomination of three new members to serve on the Police and Fire Pension Fund board of trustees.

JaxReady on phone
May 30, 2012
Are you ready?  JaxReady— brought to you by the Emergency Preparedness Division and Information Technologies Division of the City of Jacksonville, Florida— will help you monitor weather threats and plan for evacuation in the event of a natural disaster. JaxReady provides access to current threat levels, weather reports, and wildfire updates, as well as up-to-the-minute news feeds for emergency preparedness and evacuation.

Available on the App Store Android App on Google Play
 
May 22, 2012
With nearly 32,000 tickets already sold, the match against Scotland on Saturday, May 26, at EverBank Field will set the attendance record for a U.S. Men’s National Team (MNT) international friendly in the state of Florida.
Protect your family and property during Brush Fire Season
May 21, 2012
The Jacksonville Fire and Resuce Department and the Florida State Division of Forestry want to help you protect your family and property during Brush Fire Season. Keep dead wood, brush and climbing vines trimmed back at least 30 feet from your home and deck. And remember, there is a ban on the burning of outdoor yard waste throughout the year.

To learn more, watch the video.
Mayor Brown's Business Builder
May 09, 2012
Session two of Mayor Brown’s Business builder will take place May 17 and 18 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. This two-day session will focus on connecting small business owners and entrepreneurs with the resources they need to be successful and creating opportunities for small business growth here on the First Coast.

“It is encouraging to see so many people and organizations come together for the good of our small business economy," said Mayor Brown. "I’m proud to present, free of charge, this public-private partnership to help entrepreneurs better understand from experts what it really takes to get access to capital and credit, develop strategy and compete in today’s complex economy. Small businesses are vital to help put Jacksonville back to work and build a stronger sense of community in our neighborhoods.”
Admiral Victor Guillory, General Mike Fleming and Mayor Alvin Brown
April 20, 2012
Service comes through public-private partnership at no additional cost to taxpayers

Mayor Alvin Brown is launching Jobs for Veterans, a one-stop service to help military veterans transition to civilian life by connecting them with educational opportunities and job leads at veteran-friendly employers.

“In today’s economy, companies need confidence and a strong work ethic. They could use that never-give-up attitude and that sense of ingenuity that so many of our returning veterans can offer,” said the mayor. “Jobs for Veterans will be good for all of the brave men and women who have so proudly served in defense of our nation.”

Mayor Brown Introducing his Economic Development Legislation on March 27, 2012
April 19, 2012
Gives city the authority to alter or amend Jacksonville Economic Development Commission (JEDC)

Last December, the Jacksonville City Council overwhelmingly passed Mayor Brown’s government reform initiative, the first major reorganization of city government in 20 years. That legislation reformed the city’s economic development structure to make it directly accountable to the mayor and includes all city functions that could enhance the mission of creating jobs.

In January 2012, Mayor Brown and the City Council sought the approval of the Florida Legislature to alter or amend the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission (JEDC) as a necessary step to evolve the city’s economic development efforts. Both houses of the Legislature unanimously provided that authority. Today, Governor Rick Scott signed the bill – CS/HB 1253 – which provided that authority.

City issues an air quality advisory
April 09, 2012
The City of Jacksonville’s Neighborhoods 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 smoke in neighboring counties may impact parts of Jacksonville today, as winds blow smoke into the area.

Children, the elderly and sensitive individuals should take steps to avoid exposure by staying inside or refraining from strenuous outdoor activity. If exercising outdoors, substituting less vigorous exercise (a walk instead of a jog, for example) can be helpful. In addition, outdoor activities should be planned for times when particulate levels are lower.
April 04, 2012
Jacksonville City Council President Stephen C. Joost (At-Large, Group 3) announced today the formation of a committee to review the nominations for the 2012 “Robert O. Johnson Good Government Award”.  The award was established by the Jacksonville City Council 2003 in honor of former City Council Auditor Robert O. Johnson.  Each year, the award is bestowed upon an employee who has demonstrated a sustained and significant contribution to the increased efficiency and effectiveness of the City of Jacksonville or its Independent Agencies.

April 03, 2012
More than 20,000 tickets have been sold for the U.S. Men’s National Team game against Scotland on May 26 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla.
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