Tag: Jacksonville City Council Finance Committee
Miao Yu and his wife Xie Fang garden in Orlando. Photo via AP.

A.G. GancarskiAugust 17, 2017

Beginning Thursday, the Jacksonville City Council Finance Committee will review Mayor Lenny Curry‘s proposed budget. Discussions last week showed an independent streak among the committee’s members, chaired by Curry’s leading City Hall antagonist of the moment, Garrett Dennis. FP talked to Dennis Wednesday evening, after he gave a well-received speech to the Jacksonville Young Democrats Though Dennis’ […]

A.G. GancarskiApril 5, 2017

Controversial Jacksonville commission nominee Mike Anania had his day in the Jacksonville City Council Finance Committee Wednesday. And that, it turns out, is the end of the road for his nomination. Anania, originally nominated for the city’s TRUE Commission in January, saw his nomination stalled out in recent months, with the Rules Committee having voted to approve […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 19, 2017

On Thursday, the Jacksonville City Council Finance Committee pushed through a series of bills ahead of approval next Tuesday by the full council. All of these bills were approved unanimously. **** Lien Scene: A bill adding “code enforcement liens” to the list of claims, bills and judgments that may be settled by the Finance Director, Office of General […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 8, 2016

It’s budget season in Jacksonville, and the city council’s finance committee spent a sliver of Thursday morning addressing seven budget bills, four of them action items, ahead of the Sept. 27 “budget night.” Discussed in the agenda meeting ahead of the full meeting, Chair Anna Brosche noted that, as of now, the budget balances; with that in […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 11, 2016

Even in a tight budget year in Jacksonville, the sheriff’s office, and the fire and rescue department still have to be fed. On Thursday afternoon, the Jacksonville City Council Finance Committee took a look at public safety budgets. There was little in the way of controversy, even on enhancements, compared to the surprisingly contentious inspector […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 10, 2016

On Thursday, the Jacksonville City Council Finance Committee begins seven days of deliberations of the mayor’s budget, meetings that will sprawl out over the next 15 calendar days. Lenny Curry‘s budget was by and large flat, with enhancements for public safety, and drainage projects in traditionally underserved communities. The enhancements, as we wrote last month, include: — […]


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