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RAP Hosts District 14 Candidate Forum
« on: February 02, 2011, 03:07:03 AM »
RAP Hosts District 14 Candidate Forum



Much of the focus in local politics right now is on the mayor's race, with Mike Hogan, Rick Mullaney and Audrey Moran (among others) trying to win the opportunity to follow John Peyton as mayor. However, also being contested on March 22nd are many city council races, and District 14 is one of the largest fields with six candidates running for the seat. On Thursday, February 3rd, the six candidates will participate in a public forum, hosted by Riverside Avondale Preservation at the Cummer Museum

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Re: RAP Hosts District 14 Candidate Forum
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2011, 03:36:40 AM »
Given what is happening on the St. Johns River outside of Duval county I would like to know what is the position of each candidate to active recreational access to the St. Johns River and how they see it in Dist.14.

Also the St. Johns River Alliance is seeking a statewide designation for a 310 mile Blueway Paddling Trail and their is a pending piece of legislation 2010-856 that may be around when you take office. Its a transient vendor ban and they want to go from 300' to 1 mile. Question-Should an amendment be attached that would exempt the waterways of the St. Johns River our American Heritage River?

There are other questions. Pension reform, budget, transportation, but if a candidate responds back on my question I'd give him extra points. 

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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2011, 08:49:24 AM »
Seems like all i see here are conservative right wingers...hmmm...is there anything else in this city?

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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2011, 09:36:04 AM »
First 100 attendees will receive a free day pass to the Cummer Museum.  Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m.

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Re: RAP Hosts District 14 Candidate Forum
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2011, 09:55:03 AM »
Garden Guy - I disagree.  I recommend you attend to hear their views.  I know some of the candidates, and I can say for sure that they are not all conservative right wingers.

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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2011, 10:19:20 AM »
I am planning on attending this.

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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2011, 10:25:14 AM »
Seems like all i see here are conservative right wingers...hmmm...is there anything else in this city?

maybe you should run for office!

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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2011, 10:30:53 AM »
I'll be there, and I will listen before I judge.

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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2011, 11:18:31 AM »
Seems like all i see here are conservative right wingers...hmmm...is there anything else in this city?

maybe you should run for office!

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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2011, 09:56:48 PM »
Could this district be more gerrymandered?  What the hell does Riverside/Avondale have in common with the argyle forest sprawl?   Hint...not a damn thing!  Ridiculous!  Having grown up in Jax, it makes me ill to have to spend time in the argyle area.  Honestly, it is the poster child of bad growth management and might as well be Clay county because it certainly has nothing in common with the in-town Jax neighborhoods.

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« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2011, 08:17:17 AM »
Seems like all i see here are conservative right wingers...hmmm...is there anything else in this city?

maybe you should run for office!
I could'nt win...i'm not a jesus follower and my father is'nt a billionaire..this city seems to just follow who ever blows smoke up thier ars'.....I'd like to see  a lower middle class educated someone who doe'snt care about making everyone around them rich...personally i also think that "no public employee should never make more the the median wage of the people whom they rule".....also i'd like to see that if a mayor give a contract to anyone he or she knows they'll do 2 years in jail...period...i think the contracts that have been handed out has made families in this city alot of wealth and it's just gross...what to do with monies and how to tax is fundamentally different in conservative cities as opposed to progressive cities...we pay less in taxes and fees that many and all i ever hear is you tax this and that and the other...i say get over it..pay your part and help everone else enjoy life the way you do....if we all paid our fair share there would be no money issues in this city...time after time i've heard "we are lowering taxes..and blah blah blah...well...this is where that activity has gotten us....there's no cash in the pockets because no was put in the pocket...it bought lunch and a dinner for good friends last night...sorry about that.

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« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2011, 10:54:17 AM »
Could this district be more gerrymandered?  What the hell does Riverside/Avondale have in common with the argyle forest sprawl?   Hint...not a damn thing!  Ridiculous!  Having grown up in Jax, it makes me ill to have to spend time in the argyle area.  Honestly, it is the poster child of bad growth management and might as well be Clay county because it certainly has nothing in common with the in-town Jax neighborhoods.



Trust for Public Lands held 1900 undeveloped acres at what would become Oakleaf,former defunct General Development.
600 acres did convey to the Brannon/Chaffee mitigation park,the rest wrestled away from TPL by well connected locals,held as "The Farm" and then speculatively interjected in to decades long sprawl dreams.

A sordid tale-even Former General Development Exec. Mike Garrettson eventually cycled in to the Delaney administration;planning matters.

It is indeed bad energy,and likely literally costly to Riverside/Avondale.

Wouldn't it be interesting if the push for Consolidation (dating back to the 1920's.....) had not ocurred,and the "City" of "Jacksonville" evolved within tighter city limits?
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« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2011, 11:24:38 AM »
I wish I could make it.  Love sounds like the guy most aligned with developing the historic area.  I'd like to hear the other candidates, because you never know.

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« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2011, 11:27:20 AM »
I wish I could make it.  Love sounds like the guy most aligned with developing the historic area.  I'd like to hear the other candidates, because you never know.

I too likely unable to attend-I have asked RAP to pose the issue of Fishweir Creek restoration.

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« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2011, 03:51:23 PM »
Wouldn't it be interesting if the push for Consolidation (dating back to the 1920's.....) had not ocurred,and the "City" of "Jacksonville" evolved within tighter city limits?

I think about this often and wonder the same thing.  The problem I have with it is how it has affected us politically.  The strong political influence from the outer areas has made it very difficult for the inner areas to have equal representation.  The spoke pattern of the council districts makes this even worse.