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Tacachale

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Where Is The Civic Council In The Landing Controversy?
« on: June 06, 2019, 10:56:17 AM »


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In 2014, the Jacksonville Civic Council played a significant role in challenging former mayor Alvin Brown's plans to replace the Landing. With current mayor Lenny Curry pursuing an even more expensive and controversial project to demolish the Landing with no replacement plan, why has the Civic Council stayed silent?


Read more: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/where-is-the-civic-council-in-the-landing-controversy/
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Re: Where Is The Civic Council In The Landing Controversy?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2019, 02:21:01 PM »

Why?

1) Demolition is expected to cost $1.5million.   That sort of cost barely even registers when compared to the overall city budget.   
2) The vast majority of the public doesn't value The Landing enough for it to be an issue for them
3) The current council wants The Landing gone



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Re: Where Is The Civic Council In The Landing Controversy?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2019, 02:33:25 PM »
Why? This is addressed in the opening lines of the article:

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In 2014, the Jacksonville Civic Council played a significant role in challenging former mayor Alvin Brown's plans to replace the Landing. With current mayor Lenny Curry pursuing an even more expensive and controversial project to demolish the Landing with no replacement plan, why has the Civic Council stayed silent?

Recently, the Jacksonville Civic Council made a statement taking issue with Duval County Public Schools’ proposed master plan. This brought an end to a period in which the politically powerful group stayed quiet as the city debated a series of major issues, including Mayor Lenny Curry’s controversial plan to buy and demolish the Jacksonville Landing. This raises a significant question: where has the Civic Council been?

Formed in 2010 as a “nonpartisan, nonprofit organization” comprising leaders in the local business, government and nonprofit communities, the Civic Council’s stated goal is to come together to “address the challenges that others are unwilling or unable to address.” Over the years, they’ve weighed in on - and influenced - everything from downtown issues to the JEA sale to the Human Rights Ordinance, sometimes coming in on the opposite side of the political powers that be.

As we’ve noted, back in August 2014 the Civic Council mounted a considerable challenge to then-mayor Alvin Brown’s proposal for the Jacksonville Landing.

1) We're already at $22 million and counting.
2) See quoted beginning of article about why the civic council was started and their past involvement on the topic.
3) See quoted beginning of article about why the civic council was started and them coming out against the previous mayor's plan.

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Re: Where Is The Civic Council In The Landing Controversy?
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2019, 02:51:35 PM »
Why? This is addressed in the opening lines of the article:

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In 2014, the Jacksonville Civic Council played a significant role in challenging former mayor Alvin Brown's plans to replace the Landing. With current mayor Lenny Curry pursuing an even more expensive and controversial project to demolish the Landing with no replacement plan, why has the Civic Council stayed silent?

Recently, the Jacksonville Civic Council made a statement taking issue with Duval County Public Schools’ proposed master plan. This brought an end to a period in which the politically powerful group stayed quiet as the city debated a series of major issues, including Mayor Lenny Curry’s controversial plan to buy and demolish the Jacksonville Landing. This raises a significant question: where has the Civic Council been?

Formed in 2010 as a “nonpartisan, nonprofit organization” comprising leaders in the local business, government and nonprofit communities, the Civic Council’s stated goal is to come together to “address the challenges that others are unwilling or unable to address.” Over the years, they’ve weighed in on - and influenced - everything from downtown issues to the JEA sale to the Human Rights Ordinance, sometimes coming in on the opposite side of the political powers that be.

As we’ve noted, back in August 2014 the Civic Council mounted a considerable challenge to then-mayor Alvin Brown’s proposal for the Jacksonville Landing.

1) We're already at $22 million and counting.
2) See quoted beginning of article about why the civic council was started and their past involvement on the topic.
3) See quoted beginning of article about why the civic council was started and them coming out against the previous mayor's plan.

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Re: Where Is The Civic Council In The Landing Controversy?
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2019, 04:01:01 PM »
Great Article!  Was thinking the same thing. 

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Re: Where Is The Civic Council In The Landing Controversy?
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2019, 09:58:11 AM »
This really needed to be said.  The civic council is/was a respected group of business leaders who have swayed the city's decisions in the past.  If they pick and choose their battles like this they will lose their credibility as an independent group and be seen as another patsy afraid to oppose curry.

Great job JD!  The Jaxson and Nate Monroe are saying the things that others are too afraid to speak up about!!

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Re: Where Is The Civic Council In The Landing Controversy?
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2019, 10:38:29 PM »
Luckily, the "Civic Council",energized during an era when "News" was generated from the sacred Times Union Temple has now sputtered,having lost power and light.
« Last Edit: June 12, 2019, 10:40:24 PM by Florida Power And Light »

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Re: Where Is The Civic Council In The Landing Controversy?
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2019, 09:12:50 AM »
Another drunk post from FP&L.  I like that you edited it, but it's still incoherent.