Tag: Kids Hope Alliance
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A.G. GancarskiDecember 20, 2018
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An early Christmas present emerged Thursday for Jacksonville political junkies, as At-Large City Councilwoman Anna Brosche moved closer to a mayoral run. The media release was sent out by a heavy hitter with a statewide rep: Ryan Wiggins of Full Contact Strategies. This means Brosche is playing to win. “While Jacksonville is a beautiful and vibrant city much like […]

A.G. GancarskiApril 5, 2018
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Jacksonville City Councilman Garrett Dennis, a critic of Jacksonville’s Kids Hope Alliance board that administers the city’s children’s programs, made it known earlier in the week that he would attend Wednesday’s KHA Board meeting. Dennis’ principal interest: the board’s selection of a new CEO. In Council committees Tuesday, Dennis peppered employees of the Lenny Curry administration with questions […]

A.G. GancarskiApril 3, 2018
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The scene was set for Tuesday morning’s Jacksonville City Council Finance Committee the day before in a different committee. Finance Chair Garrett Dennis attempted to pepper city CFO Mike Weinstein with questions about the Kids Hope Alliance, the children’s program reforms of which Dennis has been a staunch critic. Dennis was shut down by that committee chair as […]

A.G. GancarskiMarch 28, 2018
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On WJCT’s “First Coast Connect“, Jacksonville City Councilman Garrett Dennis sat for his first interview Wednesday since the Council made the decision to strip the JEA Special Committee of subpoena power and include everyone on council in the committee. As expected, Dennis (a member of what was a five-person committee and a staunch critic of selling JEA) […]

A.G. GancarskiMarch 27, 2018
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In an extended speech Tuesday evening, Jacksonville City Councilman Garrett Dennis said there was a “cloud” over Joe Peppers, a former Kids Hope Alliance board member who has since resigned and made a play for the CEO of the same organization. Dennis asked that Peppers withdraw from CEO consideration. Dennis spotlighted Peppers’ alleged disrespect of Raines and […]

A.G. GancarskiMarch 26, 2018
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Jacksonville City Council President Anna Brosche got her task force to look at transparency in local government. The bill (2018-133) passed Tuesday’s Council agenda after having passed the Rules Committee unanimously last week, though the vote didn’t reflect issues between one committee member and a controversial nominee. “The Task Force on Open Government” will “undertake an in-depth review of […]


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