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A Lot Of Opportunities
« on: March 19, 2015, 03:00:04 AM »
A Lot Of Opportunities



Among the pages of Metrojacksonville.com, readers often find countless examples of public officials being lambasted and criticized. Despite the seemingly ever-rising tide of complaints, there are public servants who go above and beyond their duties and serve the public with distinction. In 2014, Director of Public Parking Officer Jack Shad was named as the Office of Economic Development's employee of the year. Parking dominates downtown and yet there is tremendous opportunity to change the way parking is best utilized. In the past few years, the Office of Public Parking has re-examined how to more efficiently use parking for the benefit of downtown under Jack's leadership. Today, Jack discusses what has been going in on in the world of public parking.

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Re: A Lot Of Opportunities
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2015, 10:52:30 AM »
Jack is an asset to COJ.

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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2015, 07:02:33 AM »
Jack and his family are good people and I like Jack outside of his role as the City of Jacksonville Parking Czar.

But this is nuts!

http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=544236

Jack's witch hunt into Uber is not positive for Jacksonville, nor is it conducive to growth of Jacksonville. The absolute witch hunt by city resources to find drivers who take "friends" to the airport for rides and then punish them with punitive tickets because the friend did not call a smelly sock ridden cab, is ludicrous. The entire medallion system is outdated, old, tired and should be eliminated. Raise the gas tax to cover the lost city revenue, the small amount that it is, but this is a flawed system. The taxi companies hide behind the flawed system with inadequate technology and a customer service mantra that is akin to eating at Denny's, take it or leave it.

Jack has done a lot of good for Jacksonville, again, great family, great neighbors, but the Uber issue could be handled better and we need more solutions for this to be resolved and the only solution cannot be, Get a medallion or get out, either.
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