News from the Jacksonville Civic Council

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04-07-17: Jacksonville Civic Council Urges City Council Approval of Mayor’s Pension Proposals

The Jacksonville Civic Council today urged the Jacksonville City Council to approve Mayor Lenny Curry’s collective bargaining agreements, presented to the City Council yesterday afternoon as an important step toward comprehensive reform.

01-17-17: City of Jacksonville Human Rights Ordinance

The Jacksonville Civic Council supports a Human Rights Ordinance that protects all members of our community. All citizens of Jacksonville should be protected from discrimination.

9-21-16: Urge Duval County School Board and Superintendent to Work Through Challenges

Several key members of the Jacksonville business, nonprofit and philanthropic community jointly announced their support for the Duval County School Board and the superintendent as district leaders work through the challenging task of improving mutual cooperation and respect while focusing on overall student achievement with bold reforms and measurable outcomes.

 

8-21-16: Yes for Jax Ad in the Florida Times-Union

Voters in Jacksonville have a chance to shape the
future of the City with their vote on August 30th.
Voting yes means a dedicated source of funding — with
no additional tax burden — will pay down the unfunded
liability that has crippled City budgets for years.

2-4-16: City of Jacksonville Human Rights Ordinance

The Jacksonville Civic Council supports a Human Rights Ordinance that protects all members of our community. All citizens of Jacksonville should be protected from discrimination.

1-27-16: Jacksonville Civic Council Endorses Mayor Curry’s Pension Funding Proposal

We commend Mayor Curry and the Council for developing the plan. We strongly and respectfully urge the Florida Legislature to pass HB 2016-1297 and SB 2016-1652 to allow the City of Jacksonville and its citizens decide our fate and make thoughtful decisions about the future of our city.

11-16-15: Jacksonville Civic Council Five Year Anniversary

The Jacksonville Civic Council, a nonpartisan group of the region’s most respected business and civic leaders celebrated its 5th Anniversary last night by welcoming American Enterprise Institute President Arthur E. Brooks for a presentation.

3-20-15: JAX Business Community Urges Legislators to Fund UF Health Jacksonville

This afternoon, the Jacksonville Civic Council sent a letter to Council President Clay Yarborough urging City Council to pass Ordinance 2015-54.

3-6-15: Jacksonville Civic Council Urges Pension Reform

This afternoon, the Jacksonville Civic Council sent a letter to Council President Clay Yarborough urging City Council to pass Ordinance 2015-54.

1-15-15: Jacksonville Civic Council Elects Ed Burr Chairman

The Jacksonville Civic Council membership elected Edward E. “Ed” Burr as 2015-2016 Chairman

11-19-14: JEA Contribution to City

Upon initial review of the JEA proposal, it is clear that this is not a solution to the city’s pension funding shortfall, and the suggestion is a distraction to the other shortcomings of the Mayor’s proposal.

8-28-14: Statement on Behalf of Jacksonville Civic Council (the Civic Council) by Downtown Task Force Chairman Bob Rhodes

“The Jacksonville Landing is a community asset and remarkable site that deserves a design that is iconic and inspiring…”