City Council Task Force on Consolidated Government to Present Recommendations

October 09, 2014  

The Task Force on Consolidated Government will present its final report and recommendations on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. in City Council Chambers.

The task force, formed by former City Council President Bill Gulliford and chaired by City Council Member Lori Boyer, undertook an in-depth review of the history, formation and operation of the consolidated government of Jacksonville including a full examination of all departments, divisions, boards, commissions and independent authorities. Additionally, the group studied the relationship between the Beaches and Baldwin and the Consolidated City of Jacksonville.

WHAT:           Task Force on Consolidated Government Final Report

WHO:              City Council President Clay Yarborough

City Council Member Lori Boyer, Chair, Task Force on Consolidated Government

City Council Member Bill Gulliford

Wyman Duggan, Vice-Chair, Task Force on Consolidated Government

Damian Cook, Executive Administrator, Task Force on Consolidated Government

 

WHEN:           10 a.m.

                        Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

 

WHERE:         City Council Chambers

                        117 W. Duval St. - 32202

 

Task Force on Consolidated Government

In August 2013, the Jacksonville City Council passed Resolution 2013-551-A, creating the Task Force on Consolidated Government to undertake an in-depth review of the history, formation and operation of the consolidated government of Jacksonville. The Task Force, chaired by City Councilmember Lori Boyer, represented a wide array of government, community and business leaders and a broad spectrum of community interests. The scope of the Task Force’s work included: examining the history of consolidation, the demographic shifts of the city and the evolving government structure since consolidation; hosting a series of public input meetings to identify critical issues; researching and investigating historical and current practices in Jacksonville and best practices around the nation; and identifying solutions. Out of this work, the Task Force identified and adopted recommendations for Charter amendments, ordinance changes and policy and operation changes, which will be included in its final report.

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