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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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It's Time to Welcome Uber to Jacksonville

Our taxi system is inefficient, unreliable and sometimes unpleasant. A new competitor called Uber is poised to enter the Jacksonville market with the aim of improving quality, efficiency and provide consumers with better choices. The only problem? The City of Jacksonville doesn’t allow for their...

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Net Worth of Jax Council Members

Every year all elected officials in Florida are required to submit a "Financial Disclosure Form". This form breaks down the official's assets, liabilities and sources of income. It's purpose is to keep officials transparent about where their monetary interests exist.

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2012 State Of Downtown Jacksonville Report Released

Did you know that downtown Jacksonville is home to 90 restaurants and 30 bars? Have you ever wondered how many people really live or work in downtown? Perhaps you have a desire to see a list of all proposed downtown development projects? You'll find the answers to these questions, general statistics...

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