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Brown Administration's Recommendations for SOE Office
« on: February 05, 2013, 03:02:18 AM »
Brown Administration's Recommendations for SOE Office



Metro Jacksonville shares the Brown Administration's recommendations on the search for a new Supervisor of Elections (SOE) headquarters site.

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Re: Brown Administration's Recommendations for SOE Office
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013, 10:07:18 AM »
wow, its amazing how one minute they're building a new building and the next there extending a lease, or moving. There needs to be more due diligence before Councilman Yarborough starts throwing bills around.

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Re: Brown Administration's Recommendations for SOE Office
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 12:32:54 PM »
Sigh. So it's either hope the Yates can be made sufficient or waste everyone's money with a long-term lease at Gateway. Just great.
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Re: Brown Administration's Recommendations for SOE Office
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2013, 03:58:14 PM »
I guess the solutions that were on MJ were a no go.  Always a way to spend more money. 

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Re: Brown Administration's Recommendations for SOE Office
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2013, 09:51:49 PM »
I think it is cool that MJ was cited in one of the footnotes.
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Re: Brown Administration's Recommendations for SOE Office
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2013, 08:17:25 AM »
How did I miss this...seems Jerry Holland backed off the Imeson site...and once again Corinne Brown delivered!

http://www.coj.net/mayor/headlines/elected-officials,-terranova-announce-agreement-to.aspx

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Re: Brown Administration's Recommendations for SOE Office
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2013, 08:21:09 AM »
What about the warehouse space needed?
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Re: Brown Administration's Recommendations for SOE Office
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2013, 08:25:20 AM »
Corinne strikes again. Talk about good ol boy, cronyism.

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Re: Brown Administration's Recommendations for SOE Office
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2013, 08:42:06 AM »
Not so sure it was Corrine Brown per se as much as it was the lawsuits being brought against them. Perhaps in attempting to make the move to One Imeson some laws were inadvertently (bc COJ would never intentionally violate) skipped over? I would be interested to hear the opinions of those in tune with the politics and recent posturing of the involved politicians of that area (Cheshire Cat???).
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Re: Brown Administration's Recommendations for SOE Office
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2013, 08:42:44 AM »
I'm not sure this prevents the Imeson move...I thought this was just done to keep early voting there?

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City of Jacksonville has reached a tentative agreement with Terranova to extend the Tax Collector’s branch office lease at Gateway Town Center. The agreement will enable the Tax Collector to consolidate his operations while also allowing the Supervisor of Elections to designate Gateway as an early voting location.

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Re: Brown Administration's Recommendations for SOE Office
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2013, 08:44:48 AM »
^I was under the same impression.
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Re: Brown Administration's Recommendations for SOE Office
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2013, 08:45:44 AM »
^ that was I thought until I realized they were moving operations to Yates Bldg DT. With all the space at One Imeson they def have room for everything there so I assume that plan has been scrapped.
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Re: Brown Administration's Recommendations for SOE Office
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2013, 11:17:20 AM »
Reading through the bullets, maybe One Imeson is still in play

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Re: Brown Administration's Recommendations for SOE Office
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2013, 09:43:54 AM »
The warehouse operations have been moved to One Imeson.

Read the press release more carefully.  To settle the lawsuits and appease the parties, the City will continue to pay the lease at Gateway and use the space for a small branch and the abundant vacant space for "community support."

So, now, we will be paying for two locations and there is no indication the landlord at Gateway is moving to make the repairs which of course necessitated the move to One Imeson.

I wish I had seen this before breakfast because this kind of news turns my stomach.

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Re: Brown Administration's Recommendations for SOE Office
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2013, 10:32:04 AM »
The warehouse operations have been moved to One Imeson.

Read the press release more carefully.  To settle the lawsuits and appease the parties, the City will continue to pay the lease at Gateway and use the space for a small branch and the abundant vacant space for "community support."

So, now, we will be paying for two locations and there is no indication the landlord at Gateway is moving to make the repairs which of course necessitated the move to One Imeson.

I wish I had seen this before breakfast because this kind of news turns my stomach.

So much for getting a good deal for taxpayers.  Guess that was too much to hope for.  :-(
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