Background

In May of 2021 the City Council engaged in a Strategic Planning Session.  During that time the Council established improving Parks and Community Centers as one of the top five Council Priorities. 

Charge

It is my intention to re-establish the Special Committee on Parks and Quality of Life this year to convene, discuss and make recommendations on the specific projects to be addressed with the funding in the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year budget.

The committee is charged with providing a detail report that will include but is not limited to the following matters:
  • Complete an evaluation on current levels of services for citywide parks, senior centers, learning facilities and community centers
  • Review and address the current backlog of maintenance needs of citywide parks, senior centers, learning centers and community centers
  • Provide recommendations for improvements to citywide parks, senior centers, learning facilities and community centers to address infrastructure, maintenance, and safety needs
  • Complete an assessment of past and current youth and senior programming to evaluate impacts and accessibility for all citizens
  • Assess status of current recreational and learning facilities and provide recommendations for improving connectivity and providing a supportive learning environment for citizens of all ages.

Deadline 

The Special Committee on Parks and Quality of Life is tasked to report its findings and recommendations and any suggested legislation regarding these topics on or before January 27, 2023.
 


Committee Members 

Randy White, Chair
 

Nick Howland
Kevin Carrico
Randy Defoor
Joyce Morgan
Ron Salem
Ju'Coby Pittman
 
 

Committee Staff

Colleen Hampsey, Research Assistant
Office of the City Council
117 W. Duval St., Suite 430
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Phone:  (904) 255-5151
FAX: (904) 255-5230


 
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Meeting Information

Meetings as Noticed 
City Hall - St. James Building
117 W. Duval Street
Jacksonville, FL  32202

Documents

 

Archived Meetings

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February 8, 2023

Committee Meeting
City Hall
117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
Council Chambers
Notice | 

October 26, 2022

Committee Meeting
City Hall
117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
Council Chambers
Notice | Minutes | Attendance | Speaker Cards | Video

January 26, 2022

Committee Meeting
City Hall
117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
Council Chamber
Notice | Agenda | Minutes |Video |

January 10, 2022

Council Member Public Meeting | Appropriations Review Of The Special Committee On Parks And Quality Of Life
City Hall
117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
Lynwood Roberts Room
Notice | Minutes | Attendance | Audio |

November 3, 2021

Committee Meeting
City Hall
117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
Council Chamber
Notice | Agenda | Minutes | Public Comment Cards | Attendance | Video |


October 6, 2021

Committee Meeting
City Hall
117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
Council Chamber
Notice | Agenda | Minutes | Public Comment Cards | Attendance | Video |


September 9, 2021

Committee Meeting
City Hall
117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
Council Chamber
Notice | Agenda | Minutes | Video | Attendance | Public Comment


August 4, 2021

Committee Meeting
City Hall
117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
Council Chamber
Notice | Agenda | Minutes | Video

2020-2021 Parks and Quality Life Special Committee