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Major Expansion Projects Could Bring High-Wage Jobs to Jacksonville

August 28, 2013
City Council Approves Proposals from VISTAKON® and ETC Logistics

Two expansion projects with the potential to create more than 200 new jobs and have an estimated capital investment of more than $250 million have been approved unanimously by Jacksonville City Council.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Announces Jacksonville as a Partner City for Any Given Child

August 22, 2013
Program Creates a Long-Range Arts Education Plan for Students Grades K-8

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has chosen Jacksonville, Florida as the 14th site for Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child, a program that creates a long-range arts education plan for students in grades K-8. The program will incorporate existing resources of the Duval County Public Schools, along with those of local arts organizations and the Kennedy Center to create a plan for arts education specific to the city.

Any Given Child seeks to bring access, balance, and equity to each student’s arts education, using an affordable model that combines the resources of the school district, local arts groups and the Kennedy Center. With the assistance of expert consultation services provided by Kennedy Center staff and other professionals, community leaders develop a long-range plan for arts education that is tailor-made for the school district and community.

City, Partner Agencies to Consolidate Internet Service, Cut Expenses

August 05, 2013
Move Expands to 1 Gigabit Network, Saves Up to $200,000

The City of Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO), Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA), JEA and the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) are consolidating their internet service in a move that will produce up to $200,000 in combined savings annually. Mayor Alvin Brown announced the cost-savings move in a news conference on Monday.

“This is a great opportunity for all the partner agencies to work together to provide superior service and save money at a time we need to make every dollar count,” said Mayor Brown. “With a growing number of websites and applications helping to expand the reach of city government, we owe it to taxpayers to invest wisely in the most effective and efficient systems to keep everyone connected.”
 

Jacksonville Mourns Passing of Former Mayor Hans Tanzler

July 25, 2013
Former Jacksonville Mayor Hans Tanzler died today at the age of 86.

In office from 1967 to 1979, Mayor Tanzler was the first mayor of the consolidated City of Jacksonville. A Jacksonville native, Tanzler graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and went on to earn a law degree from the University of Florida. Mayor Tanzler was a dedicated public servant, and was well known as a strong advocate for local education, economic and downtown development, and our treasured St. Johns River.

Statement from Mayor Alvin Brown

Slideshow: Mayor Hans Tanzler

The 2013-14 Budget Proposal is now Online

July 15, 2013
Mayor Alvin Brown delivered the proposal and his annual address to City Council on July 15, 2013.

Total spending: $952.9 million
Retirement obligations: $181.3 million
Balanced without tax increase or use of reserve funding
Eliminates more than $60 million to keep Jacksonville living within its means

To learn more about the mayor’s budget proposal, visit MyJaxBudget.com
 

Celebrating Independence Day Downtown on the St. Johns River

July 02, 2013
Join the City of Jacksonville and Walmart in celebrating our nation’s independence at the annual 4th of July Celebration. Activities kick off at 4 p.m. with live entertainment at The Jacksonville Landing and fun, family-friendly activities on the Northbank near the Landing and Southbank at Friendship Fountain. The events will culminate in a spectacular fireworks display over the Downtown riverfront. The show will begin at 9:45 p.m.
 

Jacksonville Day Resource Center Opens Downtown

July 01, 2013
The Jacksonville Day Resource Center is now operational, thanks to a wide-ranging community partnership that worked closely with the City of Jacksonville to bring the long-discussed idea into reality.
 

City Council Officer Installation Ceremony

June 28, 2013
The Jacksonville City Council will meet in Council Chambers today at 4 p.m. for the installation of the Honorable William I. Gulliford, Jr., as the 2013-2014 Council President, and the Honorable Clay Yarborough, as the 2013-2014 Council Vice President. In accordance with Council Rules the positions will become effective July 1, 2013.

The event is free and open to the public at City Hall - St. James, 117 W. Duval St.

Watch live video, starting at 4 p.m.

C2C Solutions Plans to Relocate 200 Employees Downtown

June 19, 2013
Move Will Fill 30,000 Square Feet of EverBank Center

C2C Solutions intends to relocate 200 employees to Downtown Jacksonville to consolidate its office this summer in an agreement announced today.

NBA Basketball Returns to Jacksonville

June 18, 2013
Orlando Magic and New Orleans Pelicans to Face Off in October

Continuing Jacksonville’s momentum as a destination for sports and entertainment, Mayor Alvin Brown announced today that the NBA’s Orlando Magic and New Orleans Pelicans will kick off their 2013-14 season with a preseason game on Oct. 9.
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