Tag: Mike Weinstein

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 18, 2018

One of Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry‘s most trusted lieutenants, Chief Financial Officer Mike Weinstein, will leave City Hall Nov. 9. “Since 2015, during the transition between my administration and my predecessor’s, Mike Weinstein has been both trusted adviser and friend. His expertise and depth of knowledge helped me prepare balanced budgets that met our city’s priorities, create […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 14, 2018

This week, Jacksonville celebrated a milestone in its history of bond ratings: its first standalone AAA rating. Meanwhile, its local utility suffered a setback. On Monday, CFO Mike Weinstein emailed that the city “received notification that Fitch Ratings has upgraded to ‘AAA’ from ‘AA’ the City’s excise tax revenue bonds.”   “Our records show this […]

A.G. GancarskiApril 4, 2018

Monday and Tuesday saw yet more news in the ongoing contretemps between Mayor Lenny Curry and City Council President Anna Brosche over the sale of Jacksonville’s utility, JEA. The charge developed on revelations from a meeting Thursday, in which Brosche offered evidence of the administration not cooperating with the City Council committee exploring a potential sale of JEA. Council […]

A.G. GancarskiApril 3, 2018

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. GancarskiNovember 1, 2017

A familiar face in Jacksonville City Hall will helm the new Kids Hope Alliance (KHA) board. City of Jacksonville CFO Mike Weinstein was tapped to be interim executive director of the seven-person panel on Wednesday. “Mike is an incredible change agent respected and trusted throughout our city and state,” said Mayor Curry. “Few people have had a career […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 17, 2017

The office of Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry believes it is done with pension reform. Yet Council President Anna Brosche and other allies, including the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Finance Committee, disagree. That conflict set the stage for the latest skirmish related to a bill introduced months back by Councilman Danny Becton. The bill, brought back yet again recently, […]

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 24, 2017

Thursday morning’s Jacksonville City Council budget review included a deep dive into improving workforce diversity in city employment. Council members discussed ways to fulfill the letter of the equal opportunity/equal access law, relative to ensuring that Jacksonville’s labor force reflects the city’s demographics. “It’s about priorities. Whatever the Mayor wants to do in that fashion, […]


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