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 ( 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.
October 07, 2019
Lindsey Brock, Chair of the Jacksonville Charter Revision Commission, announces that the Commission will hold a town hall meeting on Thursday, October 17 at 5:30 p.m. in the Jacksonville City Council Chamber (City Hall at St. James, 117 W. Duval Street, Jacksonville) for the purpose of taking input from the general public on suggested changes to the City Charter.  Members of the public are invited and encouraged to attend the event and to make suggestions regarding proposals to amend the Charter to improve the operation, transparency, and responsiveness of City government.
June 27, 2019 Notice of City Council Installation Ceremony
June 27, 2019
Notice is hereby given that the Jacksonville City Council will meet for the purpose of hosting the 2019- 2020 Installation of Council Leadership Ceremony scheduled for 6:00 p.m., Thursday, June 27, 2019, Jacoby Hall - Auditorium - Times Union Center for Performing Arts located at 300 Water Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202.  Immediately following the installation ceremony a reception will be held in the Uible located within the Times Union Center for Performing Arts Building.   
The event is being held for the 2019-2023 Installation of Members and Officers of the Jacksonville City Council, for Jerry Holland, Property Appraiser for 2019-2023, and for Jim Overton, Tax Collector for 2019-2023.  The Honorable Scott Wilson will be sworn in as President and The Honorable Tommy Hazouri will be sworn in as Vice President for the Jacksonville City Council.  In accordance with Council Rules the positions will become effective July 1, 2019.  (Invited attendees will include the Jacksonville City Council Members, Constitutional Officers, Judges, Duval Delegation, and Congressional Representatives, appointed Board and Commission members of the City of Jacksonville as well as the public at large.) 

Invitations are not required to attend this event and all interested parties are invited to attend.

Please contact the Legislative Services Division at 904.630.1404 for additional information.


December 2018 City Council Open House invitation
December 12, 2018
City Council President Aaron L. Bowman and the Jacksonville City Council invite you and your family to a Holiday Open House on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, St. James, Suite 425.
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