June 21, 2011
The City of Jacksonville’s Environmental and Compliance Department is issuing an air quality advisory today in response to smoke from fires currently burning in the area. Elevated levels of particulate matter from the smoke have been detected and an open burning ban remains in effect.

June 14, 2011

Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton will join City Council members Don Redman and Warren Jones, and other officials to celebrate the reopening of Friendship Fountain Park, 9 – 11 a.m., Saturday, June 18.  The event will feature a dedication ceremony, entertainment and family-friendly activities, in conjunction with the Museum of Science & History (MOSH). 

June 07, 2011

Mayor John Peyton helped launch "Read It Forward Jacksonville" at Matthew Gilbert Middle School, Tuesday, June 7.   A reading initiative aimed at raising the literacy rate for students throughout Duval County,  the project will involve partnerships between the Duval County School Board, the City of Jacksonville and business and community leaders to help teach Jacksonville's children about the importance of reading.

May 31, 2011
Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton was joined by U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw, Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll and a host of state, city and military leaders Monday, May 30, at Jacksonville’s Memorial Day observance ceremony honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the nation.
May 26, 2011
Spend your Memorial Day weekend in the heart of downtown with incredible jazz performers like Herbie Hancock, Natalie Cole and Eddie Palmieri. Other highlights of this year's Jacksonville Jazz Festival include Art in the Heart Downtown, Wine Down Brew Town Tasting Experience, Generation Next Youth Talent Competition, 'Round Midnight Jazz Jams, Sunday Jazz Brunch, a Jazz Jamboree through the festival streets and more.
May 20, 2011
Promising to deliver the “most complete, most transparent transition” ever, Mayor John Peyton stood on the steps of City Hall and welcomed his successor, Mayor-Elect Alvin Brown. Mayor Peyton and his senior staff spent all morning with Brown’s family – wife Santhea and sons Joshua and Jordan – and the new mayor’s transition team. 

May 11, 2011
After nearly 18 months of discussions with the Police and Fire Pension Fund, Mayor John Peyton and Peter Sleiman, chairman of the Police and Fire Pension Fund’s (PFPF) Special Committee on Pension Reform, announced today a pension reform plan that will save approximately $700 million over the next 35 years. The proposal will be presented to the full PFPF Board for consideration next Wednesday and requires approval by the Jacksonville City Council.
May 06, 2011
Activites and opportunities for fun with friends will be available across the city again this year for Jacksonville kids.  Click here for information on city-sponsored summer activities and camps for young people.
May 05, 2011
The City of Jacksonville's Blueprint for Prosperity committee has released its 2010 Blueprint Annual Report. The document provides a snapshot of the city's progress as measured against set benchmarks in nine key areas: education, infrastructure, leadership, economic development, quality of life, and racial opportunity and harmony.
May 04, 2011
Natalie Cole, Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller and David Sanborn are among the jazz stars who will perform at the four-day jazz festival downtown, May 26-29.
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