Tag: Lori Boyer

A.G. GancarskiAugust 25, 2017

Friday saw the Jacksonville City Council Finance Committee move toward wrapping up budget deliberations. However, there was still some unfinished business with various departments. And the most interesting bit of business was political business — not budgetary. — The big enchilada: the 100 new police officers and other proposals from JSO, which were not approved […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 17, 2017

Jacksonville’s Parks and Recreation Department is in the headlines a bit more this summer than usual. For one thing, there is a public safety crisis at parks, specifically those in Northside and Northwest Jacksonville. For another thing, Council President Anna Brosche prioritized improving the park system in her inauguration speech. And for still another thing, Brosche […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 11, 2017

Taking advantage of budget relief after pension reform, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry‘s new budget proposed raising the emergency reserve. When Curry came into office, there were worries that — absent pension reform — Jacksonville would have to tap into the reserve. Curry’s team proposes a bump up to 6 percent this year, and the hope […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 10, 2017

The August ritual began anew Thursday morning in Jacksonville’s City Hall, with the City Council Finance Committee beginning its review of the Mayor’s proposed budget. The day began with a romp through a presentation from the Curry administration, followed by the Council Auditor’s review of the budget. The proposed $1.27B budget is up from the […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 9, 2017

The scene at the end of Tuesday night’s Jacksonville City Council meeting was interesting. John Crescimbeni, who came within a few votes of being Jacksonville City Council President, was imploring the candidate who won — Anna Brosche — to hold public hearings on dredging the St. Johns River as JAXPORT wants. Though no money has been […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 8, 2017

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and City Councilman Garrett Dennis agree that more money is needed for Duval County’s after-school programs. However, they are on what Dennis called “different pages” regarding how much is needed. A need for resolution looms and will be provided at Council Tuesday night. And that resolution looks likely to come out of one-time, […]


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