The District, proposed by developers and political influencers Peter Rummell and Michael Munz, is headed this month to Jacksonville City Council for approval.
Some members have questioned the lavish incentives (a $30 million capital improvement plan and a Rev Grant for 75 percent for up to 22 years capped at $56 million).
Now, Empower Jacksonville, a religious right organization founded last year in a thus-far unsuccessful challenge to Jacksonville’s LGBT protections, objects to the incentives that City Council will vote on.
The reason? Rummell‘s stated opposition to backing candidates who don’t support an assault weapon ban (an assertion belied by the facts, as Rummell backs Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and Rep. John Rutherford).
“Peter Rummell’s anti-2nd amendment rhetoric is not in line with Empower Jacksonville’s values,” said Harry Lewis, Co-Chairman of Empower Jacksonville. “We cannot support hardworking Jacksonville citizens’ tax dollars lining Mr. Rummell’s pockets through the development of The District. We will engage our supporters to put their councilman or councilwoman on notice that a vote for The District is a vote against the 2nd Amendment.”
Concerned Northeast Florida Resident
April 30, 2018 at 5:27 pm
I wonder where openly homosexual “Log Cabin” RINO Rory Diamond stands on this issue? Is Rummell supporting Diamond’s bid for a seat on the JAX City Council? Beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing!!!
April 30, 2018 at 6:20 pm
Can someone please tell me how much this is going to cost the taxpayers ????
Every time I hear public-private partnership the taxpayers get screwed!!
Most of you won’t remember the Shipyards debacle 15 yrs ago when the city paid Tri Legacy owners $26 million up front among other incentives and never was the first shovel of dirt turned & never did the city get our money back!
Peter Rummell does not need to be incentivized with my tax dollars, if he wants this deal he can do it himself!!
May 1, 2018 at 6:02 pm
Empower Jacksonville is not wrong about Rummell’s interest in an assault weapons ban litmus test. Regardless of his past support of Curry or Rutherford, he is quoted in the following article…
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