Tag: Jax Journey
(L-R) Dan Franzese, Andrew Gutmann and Deborah Adeimy are competing in the Aug. 20 Republican Primary. Images via the candidates.

A.G. GancarskiOctober 10, 2017

Tuesday night saw the Jacksonville City Council pass a bill authorizing the Kids Hope Alliance, a new seven-person board that will replace the Jacksonville Children’s Commission and the Jacksonville Journey. The bill passed 18-1 , after a chippy discussion that lasted almost four hours, exposing and exacerbating fissures on the Council that have moved from […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 10, 2017

On one side, there’s the Mayor. Lenny Curry asserts that his proposed Kids Hope Alliance bill is the “real reform” Jacksonville children’s services need. On the other side, there’s Council President Anna Brosche, who asserts the process needs to be more deliberate and transparent. And there’s also Council Finance Chair Garrett Dennis, who has his own bill for […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 31, 2017

Monday morning saw Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and City Council President Anna Brosche announce that $1.071M of new money would be available for after school programs this coming academic year. With reforms to be announced Wednesday morning at a press conference for the Jacksonville Children’s Commission and the Jacksonville Journey this week, this is another short-term solution to a problem […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 21, 2017

“Another mess” in Jacksonville summer camp funding has made its way to the attention of Mayor Lenny Curry and Chief Administrative Officer Sam Mousa. This time: a complaint that advance funding wasn’t released to a provider (Us and Our Children) … and that immediate help is needed. Yolanda Tucker emailed Mayor Curry this week, outlining the organization’s […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 15, 2017

When Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry ran for office, he pledged to revive the Jacksonville Journey. Once in office, Curry took steps to do just that, reviving and rebranding the John Peyton initiative as Jax Journey, a Version 2.0 of the original. As Curry nears the halfway mark of his first term, his office deals with the reality of […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 16, 2016

On Wednesday afternoon, the Jacksonville Journey Oversight Committee convened for the first time since a wave of weekend violence left multiple people dead, including an 11-month-old infant. In that meeting, held in the wake of City Council committees scrutinizing how Journey resources are allocated, one thing that became clear was that the committee is looking […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 16, 2016

The Jacksonville Journey is in line to receive almost a million dollars in federal money, via a bill that passed Finance — the third and final Council committee to consider it — on Wednesday. This grant was first announced in the Jax Journey Oversight Committee meeting in late September. The two-year grant facilitates data analysis regarding the best way […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 15, 2016

The Jacksonville Journey is in line to receive almost a million dollars in federal money, via a bill winding its way through City Council committees. On Monday, the bill got through Neighborhoods, Community Investments, and Services. On Tuesday, it was Public Health and Safety’s turn. PHS approved the ordinance unanimously. As per the bill summary: “The […]


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