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Join us for the grand reopening of the historic Friendship Fountain February 15, 2024 at 6 p.m.

Friendship Fountain, located within St. Johns River Park on the Southbank, boasts a rich history dating back to its development in 1965. Originally championed by Commissioner Dallas L. Thomas, and designed by architect Taylor Hardwick, the fountain's unique concentric design and grandeur have made it an iconic landmark.
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Riverfront Plaza is an open green space on the bank of the St. Johns River in the heart of Downtown. This space is managed by Jax Parks, the City of Jacksonville’s Parks and Recreation branch.
Representation throughout the community of Jacksonville

The Jacksonville City Council is composed of nineteen members who are elected for a four-year term and serve as part-time legislators. In May of each year, the Council elects a President and Vice President to serve one-year terms beginning the first of July. The nineteen members are not all elected in the same manner; some are elected from districts, and others are elected at large.
Riverfront Plaza Updates
Riverfront Plaza Updates
Riverfront Plaza is an open green space on the bank of the St. Johns River in the heart of Downtown. This space is managed by Jax Parks, the City of Jacksonville’s Parks and Recreation branch.

Construction at Riverfront Plaza
Downtown Vision Inc.

Mayor Deegan’s River City Readers Literacy Initiative Exceeds Expectations - Additional Events Scheduled

February 16, 2024
Mayor Donna Deegan launched River City Readers, her citywide reading challenge for school-age children, with a kick-off event at the Main Branch of the Jacksonville Public Library late last month.
 

City Offices and Facilities Closed for Presidents Day

February 16, 2024
In observance of Presidents Day, the following City government offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2024.

R. Brett James, LLA, AICP, Appointed Director of Planning and Development

February 05, 2024

Mayor Donna Deegan has appointed R. Brett James to serve as Director of Planning and Development for the City of Jacksonville, effective Monday, February 5, 2024.

Featured Events
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Feb

City Council Jacksonville Small & Emerging Business (JSEB) Special Committee

February 22, 2024 10:30 a.m.
Location:

Council Chamber
City Hall
117 W. Duval Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
 

 
10:30 a.m.
Notice is hereby given that the Jacksonville Small & Emerging Business (JSEB) Special Committee of the City Council will meet at 117 West Duval Street, 1st Floor, City Hall - St. James Building, Jacksonville, FL 32202, on the dates, times and locations noted below. The purpose of these meetings will be to address the questions/matters as noted in the President Salem January 5, 2024, Special Committee Charge Memorandum.


Date:                                                       Time:                                             Room Location
Thursday, February 22, 2024                 10:30 a.m.                                     Council Chamber
Wednesday, March 6, 2024                    10:30 a.m.                                     Council Chamber
Wednesday, March 20, 2024                  10:30 a.m.                                     Council Chamber
22
Feb

Planning Council Meeting

February 22, 2024 3:00 pm
Location:
1809 Art Museum Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Large Conference Room
3:00 pm

Metropolitan Jacksonville Area HIV Health Services

Persons attending this meeting will be given an opportunity to provide public comment during the designated public comment period.  Interested persons who cannot attend the meeting but wish to submit public comments to be read during the public comment period of the meeting regarding any matter on the agenda for consideration at the meeting may do so by emailing PlanningCouncil@coj.net no later than Friday, February 16, 2024. 
 

22
Feb

Duval County Tourist Development Council Meeting

February 22, 2024 10:00 a.m.
Location:
City Hall
117 W. Duval St.
Lynwood Roberts Room
Jacksonville, FL 32202
10:00 a.m.
Notice is hereby given that the Duval County Tourist Development Council will meet for regularly scheduled meetings on the following dates:
  • Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. – Lynwood Roberts Room, City Hall
  • Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. – Lynwood Roberts Room, City Hall
  • Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. – Lynwood Roberts Room, City Hall
23
Feb

IAFF Bargaining Meeting

February 23, 2024 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Location:
IAFF Union Hall
625 Stockton St.
Jacksonville, FL 32204
9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Contract negotiations between the City of Jacksonville and IAFF is scheduled for Friday, February 23, 2024 at 9:00 am at the IAFF Union Hall.