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Food Trucks To Be Legislated Out of Existence?

Food trucks have become one of the most popular scenes to hit Jacksonville in recent years. Despite the economic stimulation and cultural excitement, City Councilman Reggie Brown is moving forward on an attempt to legislate food trucks out of existence in Jacksonville.

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Mayor Shares Possible JEA Partnership On Pension Reform

According to a COJ press release, Mayor Alvin Brown offered new details on Tuesday that show how Jacksonville’s community-owned utility, JEA, could partner with the City to reduce the $1.7 billion unfunded liability of the Police and Fire Pension Fund (PFPF) without the need for a utility rate increase.

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Education Policy Forum at JU Public Policy Institute

JU Public Policy Institute is continuing to engage and inform the community on major policy issues facing our region. This Tuesday, Feb. 11, the Institute is hosting Nikolai Vitti, Ed.d, Superintendent, Duval County Public Schools and Gary Chartrand, Chair, Florida State Board of Education.

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Advocating for a Sustainable Jacksonville

Find out how Metro Jacksonville has become an advocate for a sustainable Jacksonville in a recent United States Green Building Council (USGBC) North Florida 2040 Talk presented by co-founder Ennis Davis, AICP.

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Jacksonville's Most Walkable Neighborhoods

Jacksonville's most walkable neighborhoods according to Walk Score's 2014 walkability rankings.

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Jacksonville: One of America's Least Walkable Cities

The good news is Jacksonville is a more walkable friendly city than Charlotte. The bad news is that isn't saying much. Here is a look at Walk Score's 2014 ranking of America's most walkable cities.

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Who was Nathan Bedford Forrest?

As the debate wages on around the name of a local high school honoring a man with no historical relationship with the First Coast, Metro Jacksonville shares videos with two different perspectives on the life of the former Memphis, TN slave trader and Klansman.

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On the River: Swimming the St. Johns

EUJacksonville's Shannon Blankinship discusses the St. Johns river with Jim Alabiso.

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The Walkable City. Jeff Speck's Amazing Ted Talk

How do we solve the problem of the suburbs? Urbanist Jeff Speck shows how we can free ourselves from dependence on the car -- which he calls "a gas-belching, time-wasting, life-threatening prosthetic device" -- by making our cities more walkable and more pleasant for more people.

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Transforming City Streets Immediately, Affordably

In this remarkable Ted Talk, the Transportation Commissioner for the City of New York, Janette Sadik-Khan shows the tranformation of New York's streetscapes and the wave of lifestyle change and city living that they have brought about. Pursuing literally the opposite techniques employed by Jacksonville,...

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