Tag: JEA
Committee meetings will look different during this most unusual Session. Image via Colin Hackley.

A.G. GancarskiOctober 11, 2016

The post-Matthew blame game has started in Jacksonville, as the initial rush of emergency preparation has devolved into finger-pointing and excoriation. At the center of the storm is the local utility, which was criticized heavily during Tuesday’s meeting of the Jacksonville City Council for sewage spills and restoration timeframes that turned out to be fictional. […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 11, 2016

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is going to address the Jacksonville City Council Tuesday on hurricane damage and recovery. He will have no shortage of subject matter, as hurricane mitigation and recovery has been the signature test of his administration so far. After Hurricane Matthew’s impact on Jacksonville, there are known knowns and known unknowns. A known […]

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. GancarskiSeptember 28, 2016

Slowly but surely, Jacksonville is moving toward affording its LGBT citizens the same rights others have. The latest example of progress: the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and four independent authorities (The Jacksonville Aviation Authority, JEA, Jacksonville Port Authority, and Jacksonville Transportation Authority) protect LGBT employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Activists hailed […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 16, 2016

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry called on city workers during Hurricane Hermine, and they responded. Bearing the brunt: the workers at JEA, who were called on to handle local issues through Saturday, then saw some members dispatched to Tallahassee and the Gulf Coast to help with the challenging mechanics of power restoration in those hard-hit areas. With that in […]

Melissa RossMarch 8, 2016

Solar activists are crying foul about proposed changes to JEA’s net metering program. They’ll be airing their concerns at a community forum on solar Wednesday evening at Jacksonville University. The JEA board is considering whether to adopt reductions in the credit that is provided to customers who send power back to the grid through JEA’s net metering policy. Net […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 21, 2015

Comments at JEA board meetings have been scripted, according to a must-read piece in the Florida Times-Union over the weekend. Such comments have included talking points for board members to justify the latest raise and contract extension for JEA CEO Paul McElroy. The issue has not gone unnoticed by the Lenny Curry administration, according to a […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 5, 2015

As the Lenny Curry administration wrestles with how to bring the JEA Board in line, a “highly confidential” report from the  MAEVA Group (which was brought up during Monday’s Finance Committee meeting)  regarding the Jacksonville publicly owned utility underscores some key issues with the utility. The report from August argues that JEA could operate more efficiently, contributing money saved toward […]


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