Tag: Jacksonville City Council Finance Committee

A.G. GancarskiDecember 5, 2017
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The opioid overdose crisis in Jacksonville has taxed city resources on a number of fronts, including those not visible to the public, such as the Medical Examiner’s office. Numerous city hall conversations this year have spotlighted the pressures created by the unnatural and unbudgeted deaths of the overdose crisis. WJXT reported on a cry for […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 25, 2017
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Members of the Jacksonville City Council Finance Committee asserted that they felt “targeted” by a poll from the political committee Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams ahead of their inevitable vote to authorize the hire of 100 new police officers. They asserted that the poll was an attempt to pressure them into voting to authorize the hires, before […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 25, 2017
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Friday saw the Jacksonville City Council Finance Committee move toward wrapping up budget deliberations. However, there was still some unfinished business with various departments. And the most interesting bit of business was political business — not budgetary. — The big enchilada: the 100 new police officers and other proposals from JSO, which were not approved […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 23, 2017
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This summer, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry proposed a $131M capital improvement budget — a cornucopia of one-time spending designed to take advantage of budget relief created by pension reform, fueled by the confidence created by Jacksonville’s strong position with bond ratings agencies. And on Wednesday, the Jacksonville City Council’s Finance Committee — along with visiting Council […]


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