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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.
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April 10, 2024
Facilitated Community Stakeholder Meeting:Downtown Jacksonville Public Projects

City of Jacksonville and FOP Lodge 5-30 Reach Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement

June 18, 2024
After months of productive negotiations, the City of Jacksonville and Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 5-30 have reached a three-year tentative collective bargaining agreement. The agreement covers both Police and Corrections Units and includes:

City Offices and Facilities Closed for Juneteenth

June 18, 2024
In observance of Juneteenth, the following City government offices and facilities will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.
 

Mayor Deegan's River City Readers Meets Citywide Goal of One Million Minutes Read

June 18, 2024
Mayor Donna Deegan has announced that her River City Readers literacy initiative has met and already exceeded the goal she set of encouraging the entire city to read one million minutes collectively this year.
Featured Events
20
Jun

CAREERSOURCE IN THE MAVD OFFICE

June 20, 2024 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
City Hall
117 W. Duval Street
Suite 175
Jacksonville, FL  32202
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Three days a week CareerSource is in the MAVD office to help with employment services. 
20
Jun

Cancellation Notice-City Council Committee of the Whole Meeting

June 20, 2024 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
Location:
City Hall
Council Chamber
117 W. Duval Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
 


 
9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
Notice is hereby given that the City Council Committee of the Whole will not meet on Thursday, June 20, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, 1st Floor, City Hall, St. James Building, located at 117 West Duval Street, Jacksonville, Florida. The purpose of this Committee of the Whole meeting is to address pending legislation 2024-904:

2024-904: ORD Making Certain Findings & Auth the Mayor, or Her Desig, & Corp Sec to Execute & Deliver: (1) an Amended & Restated Stadium Lease Agrmt btwn the City, Jax Stadium, LLC (Stadco) (Stadium Lease) Governing the Use, Operation & Maintenance of the Stadium; (2) a Stadium Dev Agrmt Among the City, Stadco & Jacksonville Jaguars, LLC (JJL), Governing the Design, Construction, Ownership & Financing for the Renovation & Construction of the Stadium; (3) a Non-Relocation Agrmt btwn the City & JJL Prohibiting Relocation of JJL During the Lease Term & Prov Remedies & Liquidated Damages for Such an Event; (4) a Guaranty Agrmt from JJL for the Benefit of the City Guaranteeing the Payment & Performance of Stadco’s Obligations Under the Stadium Dev Agrmt, Stadium Lease & Other Docs Authorized Hereby; (5) an Amended & Restated Amphitheater Lease Agrmt btwn the City & Bold Events, LLC to Align the Term Thereof With the Stadium Lease; (6) an Amended & Restated Sports Performance Center Lease Agrmt btwn City & JJL to Align the Term Thereof With the Stadium Lease; (7) a Stadium Security Agrmt btwn the City & Stadco Relating to the Security Obligations at the Stadium; (8) a Stadium Parking Agrmt Among City, Stadco & JJL Governing the Respective Uses of the Sports Facility Parking & Other Game Day Parking for NFL Game Days; (9) a Community Benefits Agrmt btwn the City & JJL Setting Forth the Strategic Focus & Respective Community Investment to Be Made Over the Term of the Lease by JJL & the City; Auth Appvl of Technical Amendments by the Mayor or Her Desig; Auth a Right of 1st Offer in Favor of the Developer Over 4.96± Acre Parcel of Land Located Within the Shipyards Property & 3.89± Acres of Adjacent Submerged Lands, the Disposition of Which is Subject to a Future Notice of Disposition & Future DIA & Council Appvl of the Terms Thereof; Waiving Provisions of Ch 126, (Procurement Code), Ord Code, With Respect to the Proj, & to Allow the City to Directly Purchase Certain Items Specified in the Stadium Dev Agrmt; Estab Requirements for Items to Be Purchased; Amend Sec 764.103 (Remittance of Tax to City), Ch 764 (Convention Development Tax), Ord Code, to Provide That Proceeds from the Convention Dev Tax Be Credited to the Sports Complex Capital Maintenance Enterprise Fund, Ord Code; Deleting Sec 111.605 (Convention Development Trust Fund), Ch 111 (Special Revenue & Trust Accounts), Ord Code; Waiving Sec 123.102 (Fees Established,
Ch 123 (Public Fees), Ord Code, to Waive Fire & Rescue Dept, Planning & Dev Dept & Dept of Public
Works Fees in Connection With the Proj; Waiving Certain Provisions of Sec 320.409 (Schedule of Permit
Fees), Pt 4 (Permits), Ch 320 (Construction Regulations & Building Codes), Ord Code, for City Related
Permitting Fees; Waiving Sec 656.147 (Schedule of Fees), Subpt D (Exceptions, Variances & Waivers,
Amendments to Final Order, Appeals of Written Interpretations of the Director & Appeals of Final Orders
of the Commission), Pt 1 (General Provisions), Ch 656 (Zoning Code), Ord Code, to Waive City Related
Zoning Fees; Waiving Sec 122.811 (Sales of Tangible Personal Property; Prohibition of Sales to Certain
Persons), Pt 8 (Tangible Personal Property), Ch 122 (Public Property), Ord Code, to Allow Sale of Any
Surplus City Property; Waiving Secs 126.904 (Funding) & 126.911 (Schedule), Pt 9 (Art in Public Places),
Ch 126 (Procurement Code), Ord Code, to Waive the Requirement to Allocate a Percentage of Stadium
Construction Costs to the Art in Public Places Trust Fund; Prov a Statement of Intent to Comply With
Treasury Regulations; Prov for Oversight of the Construction Proj by the Dept of Public Works & the
CAO of the City; Prov Oversight of the Agrmts by the Sports & Entertainment Office; Prov Codification
Instructions (Sawyer) (Req of Mayor)
6/11/24 CO Introduced: COTW
Public Hearing Pursuant to Ch 166, F.S. & C.R. 3.601 - 6/17/24
 
20
Jun

City Council | Special Council Meeting Regarding 2024-904

June 20, 2024 9:00 a.m.
Location:
City Hall
117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
Council Chamber
 
9:00 a.m.

Notice is hereby given that the Jacksonville City Council will convene in a Special Meeting on Thursday, June 20, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, 117 West Duval Street, 1st Floor, City Hall-St. James Building. The purpose of this meeting is to address pending legislation 2024-904:

2024-904: ORD Making Certain Findings & Auth the Mayor, or Her Desig, & Corp Sec to Execute & Deliver: (1) an Amended & Restated Stadium Lease Agrmt btwn the City, Jax Stadium, LLC (Stadco) (Stadium Lease) Governing the Use, Operation & Maintenance of the Stadium; (2) a Stadium Dev Agrmt Among the City, Stadco & Jacksonville Jaguars, LLC (JJL), Governing the Design, Construction, Ownership & Financing for the Renovation & Construction of the Stadium; (3) a Non-Relocation Agrmt btwn the City & JJL Prohibiting Relocation of JJL During the Lease Term & Prov Remedies & Liquidated Damages for Such an Event; (4) a Guaranty Agrmt from JJL for the Benefit of the City Guaranteeing the Payment & Performance of Stadco’s Obligations Under the Stadium Dev Agrmt, Stadium Lease & Other Docs Authorized Hereby; (5) an Amended & Restated Amphitheater Lease Agrmt btwn the City & Bold Events, LLC to Align the Term Thereof With the Stadium Lease; (6) an Amended & Restated Sports Performance Center Lease Agrmt btwn City & JJL to Align the Term Thereof With the Stadium Lease; (7) a Stadium Security Agrmt btwn the City & Stadco Relating to the Security Obligations at the Stadium; (8) a Stadium Parking Agrmt Among City, Stadco & JJL Governing the Respective Uses of the Sports Facility Parking & Other Game Day Parking for NFL Game Days; (9) a Community Benefits Agrmt btwn the City & JJL Setting Forth the Strategic Focus & Respective Community Investment to Be Made Over the Term of the Lease by JJL & the City; Auth Appvl of Technical Amendments by the Mayor or Her Desig; Auth a Right of 1st Offer in Favor of the Developer Over 4.96± Acre Parcel of Land Located Within the Shipyards Property & 3.89± Acres of Adjacent Submerged Lands, the Disposition of Which is Subject to a Future Notice of Disposition & Future DIA & Council Appvl of the Terms Thereof; Waiving Provisions of Ch 126, (Procurement Code), Ord Code, With Respect to the Proj, & to Allow the City to Directly Purchase Certain Items Specified in the Stadium Dev Agrmt; Estab Requirements for Items to Be Purchased; Amend Sec 764.103 (Remittance of Tax to City), Ch 764 (Convention Development Tax), Ord Code, to Provide That Proceeds from the Convention Dev Tax Be Credited to the Sports Complex Capital Maintenance Enterprise Fund, Ord Code; Deleting Sec 111.605 (Convention Development Trust Fund), Ch 111 (Special Revenue & Trust Accounts), Ord Code; Waiving Sec 123.102 (Fees Established, Ch 123 (Public Fees), Ord Code, to Waive Fire & Rescue Dept, Planning & Dev Dept & Dept of Public
Works Fees in Connection With the Proj; Waiving Certain Provisions of Sec 320.409 (Schedule of Permit Fees), Pt 4 (Permits), Ch 320 (Construction Regulations & Building Codes), Ord Code, for City Related Permitting Fees; Waiving Sec 656.147 (Schedule of Fees), Subpt D (Exceptions, Variances & Waivers, Amendments to Final Order, Appeals of Written Interpretations of the Director & Appeals of Final Orders of the Commission), Pt 1 (General Provisions), Ch 656 (Zoning Code), Ord Code, to Waive City Related Zoning Fees; Waiving Sec 122.811 (Sales of Tangible Personal Property; Prohibition of Sales to Certain Persons), Pt 8 (Tangible Personal Property), Ch 122 (Public Property), Ord Code, to Allow Sale of Any Surplus City Property; Waiving Secs 126.904 (Funding) & 126.911 (Schedule), Pt 9 (Art in Public Places), Ch 126 (Procurement Code), Ord Code, to Waive the Requirement to Allocate a Percentage of Stadium Construction Costs to the Art in Public Places Trust Fund; Prov a Statement of Intent to Comply With Treasury Regulations; Prov for Oversight of the Construction Proj by the Dept of Public Works & the CAO of the City; Prov Oversight of the Agrmts by the Sports & Entertainment Office; Prov Codification Instructions (Sawyer) (Req of Mayor)
6/11/24 CO Introduced: COTW
Public Hearing Pursuant to Ch 166, F.S. & C.R. 3.601 - 6/17/24

 
20
Jun

ASK-A-LAWYER - JALA

June 20, 2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Military Affairs and Veteran's Department inside City Hall
117 W. Duval Street, #175
Jacksonville, FL  32202
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
This is a partnership between the City of Jacksonville's Military Affairs and Veteran's Department and Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc.'s Veteran's Service Unit.