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Committee Charge:

The committee is established to serve as a clearinghouse for all ideas, policies and legislation pertaining to three main areas: (i) social injustices; (ii) law enforcement; and (iii) economic development (which encompasses employment, education and infrastructure issues). The goal of the committee is to further equal access and opportunity for all citizens of Jacksonville and to strive to establish programs and policies which serve to eradicate systemic bias as well as honor the unfulfilled promises of consolidation. The committee should engage in active listening of those adversely affected by the decisions of the past which has created historic inadequacies as well as to address current issues which further disparate outcomes. Through an open and frank dialogue of the issues affecting the City, it is my hope that the committee can leverage the momentum spurred by current events and work with community representatives, stakeholders, and community organizations in the process to address present and past inequities by providing equal access and opportunity for the citizens of Jacksonville.

The committee may conduct research and collect and analyze date; it will act as a coordinated group to advise for programs, activities and legislative action which may improve the social inequalities within the City. The committee may also propose policy recommendations for consideration by the Council and the Mayor and executive branch agencies. I am directing the committee to complement any proposals with definitive, practical action plans. The committee may seek advice from public and private subject matter experts and will encourage maximum public participation in its work. It should consider recent work and recommendations of the Charter Revision Commission and community groups, non-profits and those with firsthand knowledge and “boots on the ground” all of which have already established valuable work on the topics of the committee. 

Committee Members

Matt Carlucci - Co-Chair
Brenda Priestly Jackson - Co-Chair

Michael Boylan
Randy DeFoor
Sam Newby
Ron Salem
Randy White

Committee Staff

Colleen Hampsey
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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Documents/Resources

Legislation

2020-0418-E
Enacted
9/22/2020
ORD-MC Amend Sec 106.109 (Capital Improvemnt Funding), Pt 1 (General Provisions), Chapt 106 (Budget & Accounting Code), Ord Code, to Estab a Target of Least 33% of the Capital Improvemnt Plan Budget, as Defined in 122.602(c), be Allocated for Capital Improvemnts in the Pre-Consolidation City Boundary; Providing for Pre-Consolidation City Boundary Map. (Sidman) (Introduced by CM Carlucci) 7/28/20
2020-0733-E
Enacted 
12/8/2020
ORD Approp $400,000 ($200,000 from the Social Justice & Community Investment Special Committee Contingency & $200,000 from the Office of the Sheriff Pre-Trial Operations – Health Services) for the Mental Health Offender Program (“MHOP”); Apv, & Auth the Mayor, or Designee, & Corp Secretary to Execute & Deliver, an Agreemnt btwn the City of Jax & the I.M. Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless, Inc. (“Sulzbacher Center”); Invoking the Exception in Sec 126.107(G), Ord Code, to Allow Direct Contract w/Sulzbacher Center to Provide Svcs to the MHOP & Manage the MHOP; Apv, & Auth the Mayor, or Designee, & Corp Secretary to Execute & Deliver, an Agreemnt btwn the City of Jax & the 4th Judicial Circuit Courts of FL to Provide for a Mental Health Jail Initiative Coordinator; Invoking the Exception in Sec 126.107(G), Ord Code, to Allow Direct Contract with the 4th Judicial Circuit Courts of FL to Provide for a Mental Health Jail Initiative Coordinator; Providing Oversight by the Office of Grants & Contract Compliance; Req 1 Cycle  Emergency Passage. (Sidman) (Introduced by CM Salem)
2020-0758-E
Enacted 
1/26/2021
ORD Approp $140,000 from the Social Justice & Community Investment Special Committee Contingency to Kids Hope Alliance (“KHA”) to Allow KHA to Prov Funding to the Teen Court Program; Auth KHA to Prov Funding in the Amount of $140,000 to Teen Court to Prov 2.5 Case Managers & Addn’l Counseling; Auth the Mayor, or His Designee, & Corp Secretary, and/or the CEO of the KHA to Execute & Deliver a Svcs Contract w/Teen Court to Prov the Svcs Specified in this Ord; Invoking the Exception of Sec 126.107 (G) (Exemptions), Pt 1 (General Regulations), Chapt 126 (Procurement Code), Ord Code, Regarding the Svcs to be Provided by Teen Court; Waiving the Requirements of Chapt 77 (KHA), Sec 71.111 (A) (Provider Contracts), Ord Code, to Exempt the Svcs to be Provided by Teen Court from Competitive Procuremnt; Providing for Oversight by the KHA. (Sidman) (CM Carlucci)
2021-0022 ORD Approp $200,000 from the Social Justice & Community Investmnt Special Committee Contingency for the JaxCareConnect Program ($80,000 to We Care Jax, Inc. & $120,000 to 6 Clinics ($20,000 to Each Clinic)); Apv, & Auth the Mayor, or his Desginee, & Corp Secretary to Execute & Deliver, an Agreemnt btwn the City of Jax & We Care Jax, Inc.; Invoking the Exception in Sec 126.107(G), Ord Code, to Allow Direct Contract with We Car Jax, Inc. to Provide the Services for JaxCareConnect; Apv & Auth the Mayor, or his Designee, & Corp Secretary to Execute & Deliver, Agreemnts btwn the City of Jax & Agape Community Health Ctr,Inc., WestJax Outreach DBA Community Health Health Outreach,, Muslim American Social Svcs (Mass), Mission House, I.M. Sulzbacher Ctr for the Homeless, Inc., & Volunteers in Medicine; Invoking the Exception in Sec 126.107(G), Ord Code, to Allow Direct Contract w/the 6 Clinics; Providing for Oversight by the Office of Grants & Contract Compliance. (Sidman) (Introduced by CM Boylan) (Co-Sponsored by CM Salem)
2021-0023 ORD Approp $200,000 for the Social Justice & Community Invesmnt Special Committee Contingency for the Operation Boost! Program ($100,000 to Workforce Industrial Training, LLC (“WIT”) & $100,000  FSCJ; Apv & Auth the Mayor, or his Designee, & Corp Secretary to Execute & Deliver, an Agreemnt btwn the City of Jax & Workforce Industrial Training, LLC; Invoking the Exception in Sec 126.107(G), Ord Code, to Allow Direct Contract with Workforce Industrial Training, LLC to Provide the Svcs for Operation Boost! Apv & Auth the Mayor, or his Designee, & Corp Secretary to Execute & Deliver, an Agreemnt btwn the City of Jax & FSCJ; Invoking the Exception in Sec 126.107(G), Ord Code, to Allow Direct Contract with FSCJ to Provide Svcs for Operation Boost!; Waiving Sec 110.112  (Advance of the City Funds; Prohibition Against), Pt 1 (the City Treasury), Chapt 110 (City Treasury) Ord Code, to Allow for a Partial Advance Paymnt by the City; Providing Oversight by the Office of Grants & Contract Compliance. (Sidman) (Introduced by CVP Newby) (Co-Sponsored by CMs Salem, Priestly Jackson, DeFoor, White, Carlucci, Boylan)
2021-0024 ORD Approp from $200,000 from the Social Justice & Community Investmnt Special Committee Contingency to Neighbors Dept – Municipal Code Compliance Div for a Neighborhood Blight & Clean-up Pilot Program in the Brentwood Neighborhood.(Sidman) (Introduced by CMs DeFoor & White) ( Co-Sponsored by CM Salem) 1/12/21 CO Introduced: NCSPHS, F 1/19/21 NCSPHS Read 2nd & Rerefer 1/20/21 F Read 2nd & Rerefer Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 –1/26/21
2021-0052 ORD Approp $225,280 from the Social Justice & Community Investmnt Special Committee Contingency to Kids Hope Alliance (“KHA”) to allow KHA to Provide Funding to Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs of N.E. FL, Inc. For Afterschool ($187,000) & Summer ($38,280) Programming at Clanzel T. Brown Community Ctr  & Park; Auth the Mayor, or His Designee, & Corp Secretary, and/or the CEO of the KHA to Execute & Deliver a Svcs Contract w/the Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs of  N.E. FL, Inc. to Provide the Svcs. Specified in this Ord; Invoking the Exception of Sec. 126.107(G) (Exemptions), Part 1 (General Regulations), Chapt 126 (Procurement Code), Ord Code, Regarding the Svcs. to be Provided by Boys’ & Girls’ Club of   N.E. FL, Inc.; Waiving the Requirements of Chapt 77 (KHA), Sec 77.111(A) (Provider Contracts), Ord Code, to Exempt the Svcs. to be Provided by Boys’ * Girls’ Clubs of N.E. FL, Inc. from Competitive Procurement; Providing for Oversight by the KHA for the Svcs. Contract; Apv & Auth Mayor, or His Designee, & Corp Secretary to Execute & Deliver the Agreement Between the COJ & Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs of  N.E. FL, Inc. for a Portion of Clanzel T. Brown Community Ctr & Park, Located at 4575 Moncrief Rd, Jax, FL 32209; Providing for Further Authorizations to Execute Amendmnts to License Agreemnt, Subject to the Review & Approval by OGC to Effectuate the Purpose & Intent of this Ord; Providing for Oversight by the Parks, Recreation & Community Svcs. Dept. of the License Agreement (Sidman) (Introduced by CM Pittman)
2021-0082 ORD Approp $36,000.00 from the Social Justice & Community Investment Special Committee Contingency to Provide Funding to City Council for the “Safer Together” Series of Workshops for Facilitation ($23,500), Travel & Honorarium ($10,000), & Misc Expenses ($2,500); Apv & Auth the City Council to Execute & Deliver an Agreemnt btwn the City of Jax & All Things Diverse, LLC, for Services Rendered on Behalf of “Safer Together” Series of Workshops; Providing for a Reverter of Funds; Req a 1 Cycle Emerg Passage. (Sidman) (Introduced by CMs Boylan & Morgan) 2/9/21 CO Introduced: F, SJCIC Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & C.R. 3.601 –2/23/21
  

Meeting Information 

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117 W. Duval Street
Jacksonville, FL  32202

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February 22, 2021

Committee Meeting
Virtual & In-Person Meeting
City Hall - St. James Bldg.
1st Floor, Council Chamber
117 W. Duval Street
Notice | Agenda | Minutes | Public Comments | Video 


February 08, 2021

CANCELLED | Committee Meeting
Virtual & In-Person Meeting
City Hall - St. James Bldg.
1st Floor, Council Chamber
117 W. Duval Street
Cancellation Notice


January 25, 2021

Committee Meeting
Virtual & In-Person Meeting
City Hall - St. James Bldg.
1st Floor, Council Chamber
117 W. Duval Street
Notice | Agenda | Minutes | Video


January 11, 2021

Committee Meeting
Virtual & In-Person Meeting
City Hall - St. James Bldg.
1st Floor, Council Chamber
117 W. Duval Street
Notice | Agenda | Minutes | Video


December 7, 2020

Committee Meeting
Virtual & In-Person Meeting
City Hall - St. James Bldg.
1st Floor, Council Chamber
117 W. Duval Street
Notice | Agenda | Minutes | Video


December 2, 2020

Council Member Public Meeting | Social Justice Neighbors Jobs Initiative​
City Hall at St. James Bldg.
1st Floor, Lynwood Roberts Room
117 W. Duval Street
Notice | Minutes | Attendance | Video


November 9, 2020

CANCELLED | Committee Meeting
Virtual & In-Person Meeting
City Hall - St. James Bldg.
1st Floor, Council Chamber
117 W. Duval Street
Cancellation Notice | Agenda


October 28, 2020

Council Member Public Meeting | Ideas on Social Justice
Virtual Meeting
Notice | Minutes | Video


October 26, 2020

Committee Meeting
Virtual Meeting
Notice | Agenda | Minutes | Public Comments | Video


October 12, 2020

Committee Meeting
Virtual Meeting
Notice | Agenda | Minutes | Video
 

October 1, 2020

Council Member Public Meeting
Virtual Meeting
Notice | Minutes | Video 


September 28, 2020

Committee Meeting
Virtual Meeting
Notice | Agenda | Minutes | Video


August 24, 2020

Committee Meeting
Virtual Meeting
Notice | Agenda | Minutes | Video


August 10, 2020

Committee Meeting
Virtual Meeting
Notice | Agenda | Minutes | Video


July 27, 2020

Committee Meeting
Virtual Meeting
Notice | Agenda | Minutes | Video
 

June 22, 2020

Committee Organizational Meeting
Virtual Meeting
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