Tag: Greg Anderson

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 18, 2018

The Jacksonville City Council Presidency is set for the 2018-19 year that starts July 1: current VP Aaron Bowman, an executive at the local Chamber of Commerce, is a slam dunk. Re-election campaigns are just around the corner — and no one is going against the Chamber. More flux exists in the race for Vice President […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 2, 2017

On Monday, the Jacksonville City Council Neighborhoods, Community Services, Public Health and Safety Committee mulled a local bill requiring the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office to station crossing guards at elementary and middle schools. But a lack of specifics and data led to a motion for deferral. The bill, to be carried in Tallahassee by Rep. Kim Daniels, […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 18, 2017

A bill authorizing a referendum to increase the number of consecutive terms a Jacksonville City Council member can serve passed its second and final committee on Tuesday. The bill, sponsored by second-term Councilman Matt Schellenberg, passed Finance by a 5-2 margin Tuesday morning. Between committee stops, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry punted on expressing an opinion on the […]

A.G. GancarskiApril 22, 2017

On Friday, Jacksonville City Council members Scott Wilson, John Crescimbeni, and Greg Anderson discussed commercial corridors — a recurring conversation in recent months. As ever, blight remediation was the focal point … specifically relative to older, dilapidated properties. Councilors had discussed making zoning less “intense” previously, with an eye toward removing some of the zoning most conducive to […]

A.G. GancarskiMarch 9, 2017

On Wednesday, Jacksonville City Councilman Aaron Bowman continued his push for the vice-presidency of the 19-person legislative body with some success. Bowman solicited pledges from Tommy Hazouri, Greg Anderson, and Sam Newby, in an attempt to break a 3-3 deadlock with his opponent, Scott Wilson. Newby was sold without little prodding, noting that while he and Bowman were on opposite […]

A.G. GancarskiMarch 8, 2017

Wednesday saw the Jacksonville City Council’s Finance Committee pass bills related to small business microfinancing, city contractor jobs for ex-offenders, and the council travel budget for groups like the Florida League of Cities. The full council will vote on these bills Tuesday night. ____ Microfinance: 2016-486 revives the city’s Access to Capital program for Jacksonville’s Small and […]

A.G. GancarskiMarch 2, 2017

On Thursday morning, Jacksonville City Councilman Scott Wilson continued to recruit pledges for his bid for the council vice-presidency. Wilson discussed his bid with former Council President Greg Anderson, who refused to commit given that he hadn’t talked to the other candidate in the race yet. That said, the meeting essentially was in the “mutual admiration society” vein. […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 23, 2017

A bill filed earlier this year in the Jacksonville City Council to ensure more job opportunities for ex-offenders got deferred in its third committee stop Thursday. The Associated Builders and Contractors pushed back on the bill throughout the committee process, and council members fell in line, with increasing resistance in Wednesday’s committees leading to the pause on […]


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