Tag: Downtown Investment Authority
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A.G. GancarskiSeptember 20, 2018

A familiar face is assuming the helm of Jacksonville’s Downtown Investment Authority, if only in a transitional role. https://twitter.com/GoMeteoric/status/1042541797824712705 Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry‘s chief of staff Brian Hughes will assume the interim CEO role, while pulling double duty as chief of staff until a new permanent DIA head is found. Though many members of the community saw a […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 4, 2018

On Monday, Jacksonville City Council’s Neighborhoods, Community Services, Public Health and Safety committee greenlit the ‘District‘ development plan. That said, the bill did not pass without considerable discussion and consternation among myriad members of the panel before the 5-1 vote The bill (2018-313) could transform the Southbank with its radical redevelopment of 30 acres at the […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 27, 2017

The office of Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry reviewed the Downtown Investment Authority budget on Tuesday; below, some highlights. One interesting point out of this — LaVilla development plans are moving apace, with DIA working with consultants. Also in consultant mode: the downtown parking study, as DIA is responsible for downtown parking now. Parking revenues are down […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 22, 2016

The parade of departmental budget reviews in Jacksonville’s Mayor’s Office continued Wednesday with a consideration of budgets for the Downtown Investment Authority (DIA). The highlights: A discussion of public parking, now under the purview of the DIA, revealed a restructuring of funds: off-street parking was never solvent, so on-street parking had to make it whole. […]

A.G. GancarskiApril 22, 2016

On Friday, the Jacksonville City Council Economic Development Special Committee discussed a wide range of issues related to public investment, ranging from the Downtown Investment Authority to economically distressed areas. The highlights: A discussion of films revealed that the Film and Television office is getting calls “weekly” related to potential film and television projects, including […]

A.G. GancarskiMarch 16, 2016

In Wednesday’s meeting of Jacksonville’s Downtown Investment Authority, resolutions were passed in support of the Neighborhoods Department reorganizationanization, and of the referendum to approve an extension of the half-cent sales tax past 2030 to address Jacksonville’s unfunded pension liability. Both of these are key agenda items for the Lenny Curry administration. City Council should pass on […]

A.G. GancarskiMarch 15, 2016

Jacksonville’s Chief Administrative Officer Sam Mousa on Tuesday pitched the Neighborhoods Department reorganization to Rules as a move toward “cost control and fiduciary responsibility.” “The reorganization does create a stronger focus on neighborhoods,” Mousa said, in alignment to Mayor Lenny Curry‘s vision. “Several department heads will no longer have a direct report to the mayor,” […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 26, 2015

Storm clouds brewed over the main branch of the Jacksonville Public Library on Monday, as the talk inside centered on the Skyway. A one-hour subcommittee meeting preceded the first public forum about what to do with the outmoded conveyance. Like a VCR or compact disc player, the once state-of-the-art train system now requires either overhaul, […]


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