Jacksonville is the largest city by population in the U.S. state of Florida, and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States. It is the county seat of Duval County, with which the city government consolidated in 1968. Consolidation gave Jacksonville its great size and placed most of its metropolitan population within the city limits; with an estimated population of 853,382 in 2014, it is the most populous city proper in Florida and the Southeast, and the 12th most populous in the United States. Jacksonville is the principal city in the Jacksonville metropolitan area, with a population of 1,345,596 in 2010.

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Educate yourself on the hidden dangers of these critical components of the City's stormwater system

Often surrounded by plants and birds, the picturesque setting of a retention pond is inviting. Many are attracted to the still waters, using it for recreational activities, like swimming, boating, and fishing. However, despite its serene appearance, a retention pond is constantly working, serving an important purpose that makes it unsuitable for play, as well as a potential safety hazard.
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. However, once elected, there is no distinction between council members elected at-large and from regular districts. Both have equal rights and responsibilities.

City Office and Facilities Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

November 21, 2023
In observance of Thanksgiving, the following City government offices and facilities will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24, 2023

Mayor Deegan Unveils Final Transition Report

November 16, 2023
Mayor Donna Deegan and her administration, along with her Transition Committee Co-Chairs, have released their final Transition Report on the city’s newly revamped website. You can read and download the report at

The Jacksonville Small and Emerging Business Office (JSEB) to host Equal Business Opportunity Forum kickoff on November 16

November 16, 2023
The Jacksonville Small and Emerging Business Office (JSEB) hosts its Equal Business Opportunity Forum kickoff event on Thursday, November 16th, from 6 to 8pm at the Hicks Auditorium at the Jacksonville Main Library. At this event, small business leaders will learn about resources offered through the office, including support on contracting, education initiatives, and access to capital, all in support of Mayor Donna Deegan’s vision to make Jacksonville “the small business capital of the Southeast.”
Featured Events

City Council Finance Committee Workshop| Regarding 2023-807

November 29, 2023 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
City Hall
117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
Council Chamber
9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
Notice is hereby given that the Finance Chair, Nick Howland, will meet with the Finance Committee Members for a Committee Workshop on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Council Chamber, located at 117 West Duval Street, 1st Floor, St. James Building. The purpose of the workshop is to continue the discussion of pending legislation 2023-807.

2023-807: ORD-MC Approp $25,521,214.50 to Fund the Mayor’s Task Force Progs & Initiatives as Follows: (1) $5,870,000 for Youth & Families Which Includes $1,900,000 to Afterschool & Summer Literacy Prog Expansion, $1,950,000 to Multi-layer Literacy Prog, $150,000 to Accountability Tracker, $100,000 to Youth Artists Prog, $170,000 to Youth Civic Engagement, $1,250,000 to Mayor’s Youth At-Work Partnership, $250,000 to City’s Pool Plan, & $100,000 to Wi-Fi in COJ Parks Expansion; (2) $4,750,000 for Progs for the American Dream Which Includes $2,000,000 to Downpayment Assistance Prog, $2,000,000 to Local Stack Funding for Attainable Housing Community Partners & Non-Profits, & $750,000 to Attainable Housing Tap in Prog; (3) $3,596,000 for Addressing Homelessness Which Includes $2,000,000 to Emerg Rental & Eviction Prevention, $200,000 to Homelessness Diversion/Problem Solving Pilot, $200,000 to Emerg Homelessness Relief/Non-Congregate Shelter, $200,000 to Homelessness Continuum of Care Bonus Match, & $996,000 to Home Roof Initiative; (4) $5,705,000 for a Healthier Jax Which Includes $250,000 to Infant Mortality & Maternal Health Initiative, $200,000 to Mental Health Call Ctr, $70,000 to Primary Care & Wrap Around Svc Access Initiative, $2,185,000 to Telehealth Safety Net Clinic, $430,000 to Pediatric Mental Health Support, $200,000 to Community Health Workers, $2,210,000 to Elderly Food Insecurity Relief Fund, & $160,000 to Mental Health ‘Train the Trainer’ Fund; (5) $1,950,214.50 for Building Local Business Which Includes $350,000 to Permitting Evolution First Step, $1,000,0000 to Small Business Capital Access, $100,000 to Small Business Education & Augmentation, & $500,214.50 to Film & Movie Prog; (6) $50,000 for Honoring Svc Which Includes Military & Veteran’s Prog Outreach; (7) $500,000 for Accessible Duval Which Includes $200,000 to Disabled Community Support, $200,000 to Grant Appl Process Evolution, & $100,000 to Community Open House for Non-Profits; & (8) $1,800,000 for Beautiful Jacksonville Which Includes $150,000 to CPAC Public Art Initiative, $750,000 to Direct Grants for Artists, $250,000 to Black History
Destination Activation, $500,000 to ‘Cool Communities’ Initiative, & $150,000 to Riverfront Parks Conservancy…(Hodges) (Req of Mayor) (Co-Sponsors CMs Peluso, Carlucci & Johnson)
Public Hearing Pursuant to Ch 166, F.S. & C.R. 3.601 - 11/28/23

Bi-Monthly Ethics Training For Boards & Commissions

November 30, 2023 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
City Hall
117 W. Duval St.
Third floor, Conference Room C
Jacksonville, FL 32202
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
All members of City Boards and Commissions are required by local law to complete training provided by the City’s Ethics Office. This should be completed within six months of appointment and renewed at least once every four years. A completed knowledge check is required prior to training. Please reach out to the City’s Ethics office,,  or to your board’s City liaison for details.

Council Member Public Meeting | Regarding Riverside Avenue Drainage Study

November 30, 2023 1:00 p.m.
City Hall St James Building
117 West Duval Street
 Henry Cook Room
1:00 p.m.

Notice is hereby given that Council Member Matt Carlucci will meet with Council Member Jimmy Peluso on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at 1:00 pm in the Henry Cook Room in City Hall located at 117 West Duval Street, discuss the Riverside Avenue Drainage Study

KingSoutel Crossing Advisory Board

November 30, 2023 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
NOTICE is hereby given that the KingSoutel Crossing Advisory Board will hold a Hybrid Virtual and In-Person meeting on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at 3:30 p.m.  The meeting noticed herein is offered virtually through the Zoom.US- computer application and In-Person at 117 West Duval Street, 2nd Floor, Conference Room 2C, Jacksonville, FL 32202.