Tag: Jacksonville budget

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 28, 2016

Tuesday was budget night for the Jacksonville City Council. Arguably, the most interesting segment of the whole evening came at the very end, when Councilman Scott Wilson proposed a stunning floor amendment: de-appropriating $2.1 million from the Jacksonville Journey program — 50 percent of its funding — due to a lack of crime data provided for the 10 zip […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 28, 2016

Despite a late-hour amendment taking aim at Lenny Curry‘s signature social initiative, the rebooted Jacksonville Journey, the office of the Jacksonville mayor issued a press release Tuesday night — dropped just in time for the 11 p.m. newscasts — lauding the spirit of collaboration that brought Curry’s second budget from concept to completion. “The approval of the 2016-2017 […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 27, 2016

On Tuesday night, the Jacksonville City Council should pass its budget. There should, at least in theory, be no real hiccups to the process. Going into the evening, there could be some floor amendments to the bill; but none look especially prohibitive or particularly interesting. Among them: moving $112,000 from the property appraiser’s fund balance to purchase aerial […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 25, 2016

Jacksonville City Council President Lori Boyer sees her “lunch and learn” meetings as “conversations,” and Monday’s addressed August’s budget hearings in the Finance Committee. The meeting began with former Council President Greg Anderson offering a rundown on budget, based on his five years on the council. Anderson noted 50 percent of city revenue comes through real estate […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 5, 2016

On Tuesday, the Jacksonville Mayor’s Budget Review Committee performed an omnibus wrap up session, as budget review ends Wednesday. The usual players were analyzing the budgets: Chief Administrative Officer Sam Mousa, CFO Mike Weinstein, and Chief of Staff Kerri Stewart. The Tuesday session dealt with the “short list” of potential enhancements, bolstered by some small increase in property tax revenues, […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 1, 2016

Friday morning saw Jacksonville’s Chief Administrative Officer Sam Mousa, and CFO Mike Weinstein review the budgets for venues. Some highlights from the review of SMG budgets: The baseball stadium saw contractual services revenues down $319,000. Estimates were inflated, given revenue from the Armada underperformed projections at the time of budget submission last summer. Despite discussions of a new […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 29, 2016

The Jacksonville mayor’s office budget reviews continued bright and early Wednesday morning, with the city council’s budget subjected to the tender mercies of Chief Administrative Officer Sam Mousa and Chief Financial Officer Mike Weinstein. There was little controversy. And in the case of the council, look for increased spending. And look for John Crescimbeni to, at long last, […]


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