Tag: Jacksonville Beach

A.G. GancarskiDecember 17, 2018

The cycle of beach erosion and renourishment is nothing new in Duval County, but emails obtained by Florida Politics indicate that beaches leaders are happy about the latest round. Atlantic Beach Mayor Ellen Glasser emailed her peers from Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, and Jacksonville itself to extol the progress of current efforts. “I am circling back […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 2, 2017

Jacksonville Beach has been strafed by two hurricanes in the last 13 months — Matthew and Irma. And now state money is requested for dune restoration. On Thursday, Republican Rep. Cord Byrd filed an appropriations request for $2 million for coastal hardening via dune restoration. The money, if approved, would come out of the Department of Environmental […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 25, 2016

Passed at Tuesday’s Jacksonville City Council meeting: an emergency appropriations bill to get dune restoration moving forward from Beach Blvd. up to 16th Street … and potentially south of Beach Blvd. as well. $7.5 million will be moved from the debt management fund for the work, with oversight from the mayor’s office’s CFO and Chief Administrative […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 12, 2016

As Hurricane Matthew becomes a memory, and yet another addition to the pantheon of tropical weather events affecting Northeast Florida, politicians — such as CFO Jeff Atwater, Sen. Aaron Bean, Jacksonville Beach Mayor Charlie Latham, and Atlantic Beach Mayor Mitch Reeves — convened on a rainy, windswept Jacksonville Beach Wednesday afternoon to discuss last week’s destruction and the […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 9, 2016

On Sunday, Governor Rick Scott toured damage caused by Hurricane Matthew in Jacksonville Beach. Scott, who has been adamant that President Obama expand his disaster declaration issued on Saturday, reiterated his desire to have that done. “We all pay our taxes,” the governor said, and “we ought to get reimbursed.” Meanwhile, the governor otherwise focused on the […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 7, 2016

On Friday afternoon, as the worst of Matthew threatened his city with hurricane conditions through nightfall, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry briefed media and a home audience on the storm. At his last briefing Friday morning, the message was “hunker down.” In the afternoon, the message was similar. “We are in the middle of it, so my […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 12, 2016

Beaches Biz, a subcommittee of JAXBIZ, the nonpartisan political arm of the JAX Chamber, announced Tuesday its endorsements in the Jacksonville Beach and Neptune Beach mayoral races. Incumbent Charlie Latham got the nod in Jacksonville Beach. In the open race in Neptune Beach, JAXBIZ is backing Elaine Brown.  “Mayor Latham and former City Council President Brown have the experience […]


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