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The Top 10 Events of Jacksonville in 2013
« on: December 31, 2013, 03:00:01 AM »
The Top 10 Events of Jacksonville in 2013



Some of the important events of 2013. Presented in alphabetical order.

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Re: The Top 10 Events of Jacksonville in 2013
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2013, 07:21:48 AM »
Nicely put except for the unnecessary jab at number 10.

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Re: The Top 10 Events of Jacksonville in 2013
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2013, 07:33:42 AM »
Number 10 should've had all of the 'maybes' like the DT Macy's, another DT Winn Dixie, a Jax NBA team, Fuddruckers, etc.  ;)

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Re: The Top 10 Events of Jacksonville in 2013
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2013, 08:51:38 AM »
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Nicely put except for the unnecessary jab at number 10.

I dunno, spending $300k on programming more events downtown or for a retail enhancement program would have had much, much more bang for the buck than someone telling me how awesome downtown is while I roam empty streets on Saturday at 1pm or try to eat dinner at something other than the Jax Landing on a Monday night.

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Re: The Top 10 Events of Jacksonville in 2013
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2013, 08:59:42 AM »
Huh??

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Re: The Top 10 Events of Jacksonville in 2013
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2013, 10:54:46 AM »
Nice list.
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Re: The Top 10 Events of Jacksonville in 2013
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2013, 11:11:18 AM »
Huh??

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Millions continue to be spent on research, consultants and marketing. Downtown Jacksonville may just be one of the best examples of needing government to “get out of the way” so people can be people and do what they do best…create.

Then again, maybe we can start another advertising campaign.

I'm going out on a limb and assume that was directed towards the Downtown Marketing Collaborative's $210,000 effort that produced:
















I personally like everyone involved with that effort, I just think (and I assume the authors also share this same thought) that it was money best spent elsewhere... and elsewhere includes no less than a dozen things that would be prioritized over this.

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Re: The Top 10 Events of Jacksonville in 2013
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2014, 12:01:17 PM »
Thanks for sharing this great list.  I still think number 6 is the most important plan the city could embrace. 

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Re: The Top 10 Events of Jacksonville in 2013
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2014, 06:33:40 AM »
Nicely put except for the unnecessary jab at number 10.

actually its a well deserved jab at number 10

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Re: The Top 10 Events of Jacksonville in 2013
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2014, 06:37:18 AM »
actually its not, whether its comes true or not is irrelevant.

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Re: The Top 10 Events of Jacksonville in 2013
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2014, 09:18:16 AM »
Maybe we should put the naming of Forest High School up for bids like we do the stadium.  AT&T High School, Coggin Toyota High School, or maybe Everbank High.........The school system could always use the money.

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Re: The Top 10 Events of Jacksonville in 2013
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2014, 10:26:03 AM »
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But there is something to be said for synergy,

Synergy would require a plan, something that is talked about and then enacted. It would require the participants in the plan to carry out tasks and when their terms as volunteers are up, other participants step into and fulfill their new parts of the plan.

We can have the best plans in the world, but if we lack, and we have in the past, the people to carry out the plans, the plans aren't worth the ink on the paper.

The only real progress downtown in 2013 has been Brooklyn. Why not continue to develop Brooklyn and see if other areas catch fire around it, like North Riverside, like Lavilla. Stay focused on developing the rest of Brooklyn, go down Park Street and push for redevelopment efforts there. Get in the news, be on TV (what the mayor does really well), make 2014 all about Brooklyn. There can't be any crime in Brooklyn, there are no people there, so its a low crime area. Focus resources on the one area.
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Re: The Top 10 Events of Jacksonville in 2013
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2014, 05:46:35 AM »
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Its just a fact of the market place, and blue ribbon commissions of well intentioned men and women, lack the wisdom to execute a plan detailed enough to allow fluidity and complexity.

then, if this is in reference to Jax, we are doomed to fail with the current leadership!
And, that $115 will save Jacksonville from financial ruin. - Mayor John Peyton

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