Tag: Denise Lee
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A.G. GancarskiAugust 1, 2016

On Monday, Jacksonville’s Director of Blight Initiatives Denise Lee tendered her resignation from the Lenny Curry administration. However, she will be helping to market the pension tax referendum as part of “Yes for Jacksonville,” Lee told FloridaPolitics.com Monday. Lee, a Democrat on Jacksonville’s City Council until 2015 who notably counter-messaged advertising from Mayor Alvin Brown as “race baiting,” […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 26, 2016

On a crisp Friday morning, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry thrilled some onlookers and alarmed others when he took command of a excavator to begin the deconstruction of a blighted, 12-unit apartment complex on Payne Street. This creative destruction was for a good cause: a prelude to the development of Payne Avenue Walk, a 12-unit affordable single family home […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 25, 2016

On Friday, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry will lead a crew in a building demolition effort. But it’s for a good reason: the eradication of blight, and renewal. A release from the mayor’s office asserts that “a Jacksonville neighborhood, once ridden with crime, will soon experience a “groundbreaking” effort unlike any other.” “In preparation of the development of Payne […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 18, 2016

Of late, Jacksonville media has been trying to reconcile what seemed to be a pro-HRO expansion position during the 2015 campaign with more muted support by candidates this time around. Councilwoman Katrina Brown was one candidate identified as pro-HRO expansion, according to comments she made to The Florida Times-Union last year, that were given a new […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 28, 2016

In a Tuesday letter to Lenny Curry the chairman of the Southwest Jax Citizens Planning Advisory Committee slammed Denise Lee, expressing “disturbing” concerns. The issue: When Lee “attended one meeting during the year she was quite disruptive.” Given two minutes to discuss blight, Lee said that “she couldn’t possibly discuss Blight” in two minutes. Chairwoman Kathy […]


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