Yet another group of Jacksonville community stakeholders will now weigh in on a potential sale of JEA, the city’s municipal utility.
Friday saw the Jacksonville Civic Council announce its creation of a “public finance task force,” which will have a special committee to look at a potential sale or other options for the 128-year-old utility.
The Civic Council, a bipartisan group of business executives, will “help do the important work necessary to fully understand the impact of such a sale on our city’s finances and its citizens.”
The move from the Civic Council, the executive committee of which includes some of Mayor Lenny Curry‘s most consistent financial supporters, adds yet another layer of scrutiny to a potential exploration of value.
On Thursday, a Jacksonville City Council committee kicked off to explore the merits of such a sale.
The panel, as of now, will meet weekly through the end of June.