Tag: Kerri Stewart

A.G. GancarskiAugust 9, 2017

Three months ago, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry bid farewell to Chief of Staff Kerri Stewart. Stewart resigned to take a position at JEA, and what’s been clear this summer is that there’s been no rush to fill the role. On Wednesday, Mayor Curry addressed the situation; in short, no one should expect a new chief of staff […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 21, 2017

Earlier this summer, we reported on a whistleblower lawsuit brought against the non-profit company of Jacksonville City Councilman Reggie Gaffney. Former employee Darlene Peoples claimed the company, Community Rehabilitation Center, had “unlawfully terminated” her… after she was allegedly exposed to risk from HIV-positive clients without proper training and licensure. Peoples asserted that she couldn’t find any recourse via human […]

A.G. GancarskiMay 3, 2017

In the first major shakeup of the Lenny Curry administration, Chief of Staff Kerri Stewart resigned Tuesday. “For nearly two years, Ms. Stewart served as chief of staff in the Curry administration, supporting and working for successful implementation of many of the mayor’s priorities for Jacksonville,” said Marsha Oliver, spokeswoman for the mayor, to the […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 17, 2017

Funds for a pilot “ShotSpotter” program were approved by the Jacksonville City Council’s Neighborhoods, Community Investments, and Services committee Tuesday. The allocation will have to be approved by two other committees, Public Health and Safety and Finance, before being considered by the full council next week. The $435,000 allocation was part of a larger package […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 16, 2017

For the second straight cycle, the Jacksonville City Council is running its committees on a Tuesday — Thursday cycle — a consequence of Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The council mulls a series of bills ahead of next week’s meeting, starting bright and early Tuesday morning in the Neighborhoods, Community Investments, and Services Committee. […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 5, 2017

Emails between senior staff in the Jacksonville mayor’s and sheriff’s offices offer a unique look at how legislation is nurtured through the process. The subject of the emails: the ShotSpotter technology that Jacksonville leaders have touted as a possible corrective to the hail of gunshots in high-crime areas. Ordinance 2016-795 will, among other things, “appropriate $435,001 […]


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