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Jacksonville and the 2012 Municipal Equality Index

A nationwide evaluation of municipal law and policy was recently released by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Victory, and the Equality Federation Institute. Cities that received a 100% score were Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Long Beach, Boston, Cambridge (MA), St. Louis, New York City,...

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JAX 2025: Imagine it. Build it. Reach it.

The Jacksonville Community Council, Inc. (JCCI) launches a community-owned initiative destined to create an implementable shared vision for Jacksonville and wants your help.

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Mayor Brown's DIA Board Approved, Now What?

On October 15, 2012, Mayor Alvin Brown signed the resolutions leading to the authorization of the nine member Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) to move forward with the task of revitalizing downtown Jacksonville. According to Mayor Brown, "The DIA marks an important step in making Jacksonville the...

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What Killing the Mobility Fee Moratorium means for you

Metro Jacksonville has learned that a bill has been recently filed to extend the mobility fee moratorium. The moratorium was enacted last year by City Council which viewed it as Jacksonville's stimulus package, however it passed the financial burden of new development from the developer to the taxpayer....

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Creating a Better Arlington

Starting with Arlington, over the next few weeks we'll take a look at how the mobility plan and fee impacts specific neighborhoods across the city. Despite being one of Jacksonville's most densely developed neighborhoods, Arlington's roadway network continues to prove deadly for its citizens. City leaders...

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Ferry Fest Coming to Mayport Village

Business, civic and community leaders spearheading efforts to keep the historic St. Johns River Ferry in operation are inviting ferry fans far and wide to Ferry Fest. Saturday, August 25, from 1-9 p.m. at Mayport Village.

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JTA's Strategic Vision for the Future

Brad Thoburn, Jacksonville Transportation Authority's (JTA) Director of Strategic Planning and Research, shares the agency's strategic vision plan with Metro Jacksonville.

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Guest Series: Michele Bozzuto of MadMen Marketing

Metro Jacksonville consistently offers the opportunity for our readers to absorb the editorials, personal accounts, and vocal opinions of some of the key players in the decision making process of our community. This week, Michele Bozzuto, vice president and Managing Partner of Jacksonville-based Mad...

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Clean Up of Annie Lytle School Continues

After a couple of weeks of volunteer work by local activists, the Annie Lytle is sporting a new look. Metro Jacksonville shares images of their efforts and provides an update on future volunteer cleanup events.

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Global Spectrum's Facilities Management Proposal

Mayor Brown raised eyebrows a few weeks ago when his administration threatened to cancel the Jacksonville Jaguars stadium lease over what company (Spectacor Management Group or Global Spectrum) will manage Everbank Field and the city's other entertainment venues. What remains to be discussed is what...

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