City of Jacksonville, Florida
June 07, 2013
In accordance with Sec. 7.201 of the City Charter and Ordinance 2013-367-E, the City Council desires to hire Independent Legislative Counsel. The engagement the law firm will be interviewed by the City Council Executive Committee and confirmed by the full City Council. The Legislative Counsel will report directly to the City Council. The Legislative Counsel will advise the City Council on legislative matters as the Council directs and will supplement, not replace, services provided by the Office of General Counsel.

Closing Date – Friday, June 14, 2013. Allocated Appropriation: $75,000.

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April 05, 2013

The Jacksonville City Council is seeking nominations for the 2013 “Robert O. Johnson Good Government Award”.  The award was established by the Jacksonville City Council in 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.

December 12, 2012

In accordance with Ordinance 2005-361-E, the second Committee week and City Council meeting of the month of December are suspended, due to the Holiday Season.  The Jacksonville City Council meeting cycle will resume with Standing Committee meetings on Wednesday, January 2, 2013.

December 10, 2012

Team Wins Pop Warner Midget Division National Championship

On Saturday, December 8th the Sweetwater Athletic Association Pop Warner football team (Midget Division – ages 12-15) defeated the Northwest Raiders Midget Team from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by a score of 30-0 to win the Pop Warner Division 1 Midget National Championship at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
 

December 04, 2012

In accordance with Ordinance 2012-423-E, the City Council regular standing committee meetings scheduled for Monday, December 31, 2012, and Tuesday, January 1, 2013, will be held 48 hours later than normal.  The Monday committee meetings will be held on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, and the Tuesday committee meetings will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2013.

July 30, 2012

Florida State Representatives Janet Adkins and Mike Weinstein; Jacksonville City Council Vice President Bill Gulliford; Save the Ferry Task Force members Elaine Brown, Aaron Bowman, Rich Redick and Larry Williams announced today that efforts to “Keep the Ferry” continue, despite a disappointing response from the Secretary of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) that operating funds for the St. Johns River Ferry will not be provided for this year.  The Secretary of FDOT has indicated the Department is not in the position to provide operating funds for the upcoming year, however discussions continue as to the possibility of FDOT contributing money for capital project improvements necessary in the next few years.

July 27, 2012

In accordance with Ordinance 2012-466-A, the first City Council meeting in the month of August 2012, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, August 15, 2012, due to the date of the 2012 Primary Election.

June 08, 2012

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 Jacksonville City Council meeting cycle will resume with Standing Committee meetings the week of July 16, followed by the City Council meeting on July 24, 2012.

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.

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.

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