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A.G. GancarskiJune 24, 2015
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4min145
The Downtown Investment Authority met with Lenny Curry‘s “budget SWAT team” helmed by Chief Administrative Officer Sam Mousa last week, and it didn’t go so well. Aundra Wallace is back for a second round as the first budget review of Wednesday. 12:50 p.m.: The mood is considerably lighter than the previous DIA session. Mousa made a point of shaking […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 18, 2015
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8min172
Thursday’s slate of Chief Administrative Officer Sam Mousa’s Jacksonville Transition Team budget reviews continues with a romp through intragovernmental services with Paul Martinez, director, and a cavalcade of others, including Undersheriff Pat Ivey. A ton of cops here. Mousa: “They brought the heat! Whatever you want, it’s approved!” As if. 3:51: A look at IT’s 5 […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 18, 2015
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Preface: It amazes me, again, how the “media” isn’t covering these events. Here’s a good reason why. A quote from Chief Administrative Officer Sam Mousa, before this session started: “We keep hearing rumors that Lori Boyer is pushing bills through” to “show product” from her CIP Committee. “Everyone’s running around like a chicken with its […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 17, 2015
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5min235
New Lenny Curry Chief Administrative Officer Sam Mousa continues with yet another budget review, of the Jacksonville Downtown Investment Authority with Aundra Wallace. To read about Mousa’s appointment, click here. This was a lively session. 2:37 p.m.: A discussion of $14,000 revenue collected. Wallace doesn’t know where that money comes from. Rent from somewhere? Who knows. 2:39 p.m.: Salary […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 17, 2015
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Wednesday’s slate of Jacksonville Transition Budget Reviews continues with the General Counsel and Military Affairs offices. 10:53 a.m.: The budget is pretty stable, except for one salary reduction. 10:56 a.m.: Talk of the Jacksonville Electric Authority having its own in-house legal charter. This would drop their demand for OGC services, but there will “always be […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 11, 2015
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15min313
Florida Politics has obtained a cache of emails related to Jacksonville Mayor-elect Lenny Curry’s transition. The emails date back to May 22. They provide an invaluable record of the transition, as the self-styled “transformational mayor” moves quickly from the seemingly perpetual candidate to the city of Jacksonville’s chief executive. To highlight the nature of the […]


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