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Arts, Culture, and Entertainment
Improving the quality of life of our residents and visitors involves supporting a vibrant and robust artistic and cultural community. The Deegan Administration will continue to invest in arts, culture, and entertainment and partner with organizations across Jacksonville who are moving these priorities forward.
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Economy
The Deegan Administration’s goal is for Jacksonville to become the small business capital of the Southeast. We will fix permitting and procurement by streamlining the process, adding technology and people. We will also create small business ladders to connect them to resources they don’t know about like fa├žade grants and incubator programs.
Military and Veterans Affairs
When 1 in 4 of us have a connection to the military, there is no doubt that Jacksonville is a military town. With a strong active duty and veteran population, the Deegan Administration is committed to supporting those who gave so much to protect our country and our city.
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Health
Health, both physical and mental, is key to Jacksonville’s economic prosperity. We have one of the best medical communities in America. Despite that, our maternal and infant mortality rates are the worst in Florida and some of the worst in the nation. Mayor Deegan has appointed a Chief Health Officer to better coordinate care across providers while improving access and outcomes.
Infrastructure
The Deegan Administration will work to fix Jacksonville’s crumbling infrastructure and make good on the broken promises of the past. These investments include better streets and sidewalks, septic tank removal, stormwater drainage systems, bulkheads, tree planting, parks, trails, and more. Infrastructure efforts will emphasize resilience, smart growth, and a good quality of life for all neighborhoods.
Public Safety
Mayor Deegan is committed to ensuring our first responders have the resources to build safer neighborhoods. Public safety is not only about reacting when things go wrong. It is also about being proactive. The Deegan Administration will bring back a reimagined and reinvigorated Jacksonville Journey that focuses on literacy, prevention, and intervention programs.