Tag: Ed Burr

A.G. GancarskiMay 17, 2018

Jacksonville’s tradition of hosting neutral site, destination college football games continues, with city officials announcing an Aug. 31, 2019, clash between Boise State and Florida State. FSU has made a habit of neutral site games, and the game against Boise State is a compelling interconference matchup between the perennial ACC power and the perpetual Mountain […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 12, 2017

The Duval County School District is searching for a new superintendent — and the Jacksonville Civic Council wants to be dealt in. “The quality of Duval County’s K-12 public education system is absolutely fundamental to our region’s economic vitality, directly impacting our workforce and business recruitment as well as local colleges and universities. It is […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 17, 2017

On Tuesday, the Jacksonville Civic Council reiterated a stance made before: support of expansion of the Human Rights Ordinance to the LGBT community. The HRO is nearly a quarter-century old; activists and community stakeholders want to see sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression added as protected classes. The civic council chairman, Ed Burr, wrote the […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 18, 2016

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry doesn’t make every JEA Board meeting. But he made the one after Hurricane Matthew on Tuesday. Curry’s attendance, once FloridaPolitics.com reported it last week, has been a matter of some speculation, especially since JEA CEO Paul McElroy said last week he was out of town during Hurricane Matthew, as JEA imposed an unreachable […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 28, 2016

The first annual ‘Champions for Child Safety’ luncheon from the Monique Burr Foundation saw a series of people honored for their past work in protecting children from abuse of all types. However, the main takeaway for many attendees after hearing keynote speaker Erin Merryn likely was a look at an approach to protecting children in the future. Merryn […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 21, 2016

Earlier this week, the narrative was that Duval County School Board chair Ashley Smith-Juarez had called a meeting Friday of the board to discuss the termination of Superintendent Nikolai Vitti. Since that news came out, some developments have happened. Community leaders pressed Smith-Juarez to reconsider her intransigence; by Wednesday afternoon, she had backpedaled, contravening what she […]


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