The city of Jacksonville, plagued by gun violence in certain parts of the city, has gotten behind ShotSpotter technology as a solution.
And a former city councilwoman turned state legislator, freshman Rep. Kim Daniels, has filed a bill to augment the city’s $435,000 investment in the pilot program.
House Bill 2703 would allocate $325,000 for Jacksonville’s two-year pilot program of the ShotSpotter technology, which detects gunshots after they are fired.
The initial deployment of the program, a priority of the Lenny Curry administration, would be in a five square mile area of Health Zone 1.
While she was on the Jacksonville City Council, Daniels was among the more creative members when it came to attempting to stop the violence.
Among her suggestions: a 9:00 p.m juvenile curfew.