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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 Announces Plan to Mitigate Homelessness and Address Florida HB 1365

July 22, 2024

In a press conference this morning, Mayor Donna Deegan announced the city’s new plan to mitigate homelessness and address Florida HB 1365, the new state law that makes it illegal to sleep in public spaces as of October 1, 2024.

City Activates Heat Emergency Plan on July 16

July 16, 2024
The City of Jacksonville has designated July 16, 2024, as a Heat Emergency Day because it is the third consecutive day a Heat Advisory (maximum heat index is expected to be between 108°F and 112°F) has been issued for Duval County.
 

Mayor Deegan Presents Proposed Budget to City Council

July 15, 2024
Mayor Donna Deegan presented the proposed 2024-2025 budget to the Jacksonville City Council this morning. The proposal includes a $1.92 billion general fund budget and $489 million in the 2025 portion of the five-year Capital Improvement Plan, which is $1.95 billion in total from 2025-2029.
Featured Events
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Jul

City Council Special Committee on the Community Benefits Aggrement

July 22, 2024 1:00 p.m.
Location:
City Hall
117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
Council Chamber
1:00 p.m.

Notice is hereby given that the Special Committee of the City Council on the Community Benefits Agreement 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 White July 15, 2024, Special Committee Charge Memorandum.

Date:                                                       Time:                                                  Room Location
Monday, July 22, 2024                            1:00 p.m.                                           Council Chamber
Wednesday, August 7, 2024                    9:00 a.m.                                           Council Chamber
Monday, August 12, 2024                       9:00 a.m.                                           Council Chamber
Monday, August 26, 2024                       9:00 a.m.                                           Council Chamber
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Jul

Opioid and Substance Use Disorder Grants Committee

July 22, 2024 2:00 p.m.
Location: 2:00 p.m.
Notice is hereby given that the Opioid and Substance Use Disorder (OSUD) Grants Committee will meet on Monday, July 22, 2024, at 2:00 PM. This meeting will take place in the Lynwood Roberts Room, City Hall, 117 West Duval Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. All interested parties are welcome to attend.  
 
22
Jul

Opioid Settlement Proceeds Grant Appeals Board

July 22, 2024 3:30 p.m.
Location: 3:30 p.m.
Notice is hereby given that the Opioid Settlement Proceeds Grant Appeals Board will meet on Monday, July 22, 2024, at 3:30 PM. This meeting will take place in the Lynwood Roberts Room, City Hall, 117 West Duval Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. All interested parties are welcome to attend.  
 
22
Jul

City Council Special Committee on the Future of Downtown

July 22, 2024 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location:
City Hall St James Building
117 West Duval Street
Council Chamber
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Notice is hereby given that the Special Committee on the Future of Downtown will meet on Monday, July 22, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, located at 117 West Duval Street, 1st floor, City Hall - St. James Building. The purpose of this meeting will be to continue the discussion on questions/matters as noted in the President Salem April 29, 2024, Special Committee Charge Memorandum.