Photo of Council Member Garrett Dennis, District 9.
June 03, 2020
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After a discussion at the Special City Council Meeting and a plea for unity, City Council members and other elected local and state representatives will have a Solidarity Walk on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. The walk will begin on the steps of City Hall, 117 West Duval Street, and end at the Jacksonville Fire Rescue – Station 1, 611 North Liberty St., Jacksonville, FL  32202.
 
May 31, 2020

Elected Officials from members of the Jacksonville City Council and State of Florida Representatives, will host a press conference, to share a unified statement regarding the “Caravan for Justice” Protest. Unfortunately, unexpected violence took place, after a peaceful protest on Saturday, May 30th in downtown Jacksonville.

Photo of Council Member Garrett Dennis, District 9.
May 26, 2020
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Tonight the Jacksonville City Council unanimously passed bill 2020-0243 introduced by Councilman Garrett Dennis.
Photo of Council Member Garrett Dennis, District 9.
March 10, 2020
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Following a discussion at the City Council meeting, Bill 2020-0117 passed unanimously.
 
This bill increases the amount of homestead exemption for low income persons 65 and over from $25,000 to $50,000. The Property Appraiser’s Office estimates that the additional $25,000 exemption would apply to 2,476 senior-owned properties.
 
November 20, 2019
City Council President Scott A. Wilson and the Jacksonville City Council invite you and your family to a Holiday Open House on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at City Hall at St. James, Suite 425.
 
November 06, 2019
On Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. in the Jacksonville City Council Chamber (City Hall, 117 W. Duval Street), Jacksonville native, former alcohol and drug addict, and inspirational writer Richard Preston will be interviewed about his experiences in addiction, rehabilitation, and as an inspirational writer by City Council Member Al Ferraro (District 2).  The interview with the author of Serenity Granted and Absence of Serenity will be available for viewing on Comcast and U-verse channel 99, on the Jacksonville City Council’s live streaming web site (http://www.coj.net/city-council/city-council-meetings-online.aspx) and will be recorded for inclusion in an oral history archive.
 
October 30, 2019
The Jacksonville City Council announces a series of fact-finding workshops on the JEA, beginning on Wednesday, November 6th and continuing twice monthly through May 2020. The City Council will meet in the Lynwood Roberts Room on the first floor of City Hall at 11:00 a.m. on the Monday of City Council meeting weeks (weeks of the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month) to perform an intensive review of the history and current condition of the JEA, its relationship to the Consolidated City of Jacksonville, and various factors relating to a potential recapitalization, privatization or reorganization of the utility. Council Member Michael Boylan (District 6) will chair the workshop process. The public is welcome to attend and observe the workshops.
 
October 29, 2019
Chairman Lindsey Brock has announced the appointment of the following subcommittees of the 2019-20 Charter Revision Commission:
Government Structure/Preserving Institutional Knowledge
Chair: Hon. Ronald Swanson
Hon. Matt Schellenberg
Jessica Baker
Nelson McCoy
Heidi Jameson
 
Urban Services District
Chair: Anne-Marie Knight
Frank Denton
Celestine Mills
Charles Griggs
 
City-wide Strategic Planning
 
Chair: Betzy Santiago
Hon. W. C. Gentry
Emily Lisska
Nick Howland
Chris Hagan
 
October 28, 2019
November 6, 2019 – Councilman Diamond, joined by Mayor Curry, Representatives from the Northeast Florida Commissions and representatives from various veterans’ organizations, will host a signing ceremony for The Fire Watch. The Fire Watch is a coordinated effort between the City of Jacksonville and the counties of Baker, Clay, Nassau and St. John’s to end veteran suicide in our region. The City of Jacksonville will serve as the legal home of The Fire Watch and coordinate with the surrounding counties via inter-local agreements. Through a series of partnerships and collaborations between local, state, and federal agencies, private donors, media entities, and regional and national non-profits, The Fire Watch will coordinate an effort to organize existing resources to combat the veteran suicide epidemic locally.
October 21, 2019
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., October 21, 2019 – More than 40 businesses and service providers are participating in this job fair for displaced employees of simulated gambling establishments. (Participants listed at end of press release.) The job fair is Thursday, October 24, 2019 between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The event will be held at Emmett Reed Community Center located at 1093 West 6th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. While this job fair is designed to assist those affected by the closing of these establishments, this job fair is open to the public.
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