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Title: Guest Series: Mayor Alvin Brown
Post by: Metro Jacksonville on July 12, 2012, 03:06:20 AM
Guest Series: Mayor Alvin Brown

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Metro Jacksonville consistently offers the opportunity for our readers to absorb the editorials, personal accounts, and vocal opinions of some of the key players in the decision making process of our community. This week, Mayor Alvin Brown explains why public-private partnerships are an important method to grow the city in lean economic times.



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http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2012-jul-guest-series-mayor-alvin-brown
Title: Re: Guest Series: Mayor Alvin Brown
Post by: BrooklynSouth on July 12, 2012, 09:27:26 AM
Alvin Brown just makes me feel good about Jacksonville! I wouldn't be surprised to see him on a future ballot as a candidate for Governor.
Title: Re: Guest Series: Mayor Alvin Brown
Post by: If_I_Loved_you on July 12, 2012, 10:10:16 AM
Alvin Brown just makes me feel good about Jacksonville! I wouldn't be surprised to see him on a future ballot as a candidate for Governor.
Amen!
Title: Re: Guest Series: Mayor Alvin Brown
Post by: JeffreyS on July 12, 2012, 12:10:07 PM
I am happy with the Mayor so far aside from the obvious Default letter to the Jags. I really love the enthusiasm and sticking to his promises about tax increases. I am not an anti tax guy as long as the money is spent on QOL.  Hopefully he won't have to make such promises in his second term.
Title: Re: Guest Series: Mayor Alvin Brown
Post by: jaxlore on July 12, 2012, 05:16:21 PM
I appreciate the Mayor's enthusiasm over public private partnerships in the economic climate that we have. I hope that his second year will bring more fruition of his plans. But I wish his administration would be a little more forth coming on some of the social issues that he campaigned on and stop playing it so safe.
Title: Re: Guest Series: Mayor Alvin Brown
Post by: Fallen Buckeye on July 12, 2012, 07:00:17 PM
I'm actually fairly pleased with what the Mayor has done overall, too.
Title: Re: Guest Series: Mayor Alvin Brown
Post by: Charles Hunter on July 12, 2012, 10:16:07 PM
I am concerned about his tax reduction dogma.  We cannot "cheap" our way to "the next level" unless that next level is down.
Title: Re: Guest Series: Mayor Alvin Brown
Post by: tufsu1 on July 12, 2012, 10:25:24 PM
+ 100
Title: Re: Guest Series: Mayor Alvin Brown
Post by: duvaldude08 on July 12, 2012, 10:34:22 PM
Problem is, he got voted in on the premise that he would not raise taxes, and thats what the voter's expect. He's trying to be a man of his word. Before its all over, Im sure he will have to raise the taxes, but you cant fault him for trying to live him to his promise. And as a newer home owner myself, Im already paying higher taxes than I should because my home was a foreclosure. So Im pretty much paying what the previous owner was paying. My taxes are supposed to drop next year, but until then Im already on life support for the remainder of the year. LOL (its not that terriable, but you get my point). To raise them while Im already paying more than Im supposed to anyways, would be piss me right now at the moment. (selfish rant sorry. LOL)
Title: Re: Guest Series: Mayor Alvin Brown
Post by: Non-RedNeck Westsider on July 12, 2012, 10:45:14 PM
Problem is, he got voted in on the premise that he would not raise taxes, and thats what the voter's expect. He's trying to be a man of his word. Before its all over, Im sure he will have to raise the taxes, but you cant fault him for trying to live him to his promise. And as a newer home owner myself, Im already paying higher taxes than I should because my home was a foreclosure. So Im pretty much paying what the previous owner was paying. My taxes are supposed to drop next year, but until then Im already on life support for the remainder of the year. LOL (its not that terriable, but you get my point). To raise them while Im already paying more than Im supposed to anyways, would be piss me right now at the moment. (selfish rant sorry. LOL)

DD, you shouldn't be drunk on a thursday....  Wait another day or two.
Title: Re: Guest Series: Mayor Alvin Brown
Post by: Timkin on July 12, 2012, 11:13:24 PM
:o
Title: Re: Guest Series: Mayor Alvin Brown
Post by: duvaldude08 on July 13, 2012, 01:07:08 AM
Problem is, he got voted in on the premise that he would not raise taxes, and thats what the voter's expect. He's trying to be a man of his word. Before its all over, Im sure he will have to raise the taxes, but you cant fault him for trying to live him to his promise. And as a newer home owner myself, Im already paying higher taxes than I should because my home was a foreclosure. So Im pretty much paying what the previous owner was paying. My taxes are supposed to drop next year, but until then Im already on life support for the remainder of the year. LOL (its not that terriable, but you get my point). To raise them while Im already paying more than Im supposed to anyways, would be piss me right now at the moment. (selfish rant sorry. LOL)

DD, you shouldn't be drunk on a thursday....  Wait another day or two.

Im sorry. I just looked at my mortgage statement LMAO
Title: Re: Guest Series: Mayor Alvin Brown
Post by: Ocklawaha on July 13, 2012, 09:44:49 AM
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Cheer's DD!  ;D

Title: Re: Guest Series: Mayor Alvin Brown
Post by: Ocklawaha on July 13, 2012, 09:45:52 AM
In the event anyone at the mayors office is reading this, I will volunteer my services to the COJ to get a streetcar up and running.
Title: Re: Guest Series: Mayor Alvin Brown
Post by: fsujax on July 13, 2012, 10:13:09 AM
I don't think they are too interested Ock. That would require spending money.
Title: Re: Guest Series: Mayor Alvin Brown
Post by: duvaldude08 on July 13, 2012, 10:18:43 AM
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Cheer's DD!  ;D

I'll drink to that  ;D
Title: Re: Guest Series: Mayor Alvin Brown
Post by: sheclown on July 13, 2012, 09:30:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NR1brYTH-Tg&feature=youtu.be

Mayor unveils his budget on Monday to the city council. 

Now is the time (over this budget process) to make our voices heard. 

Online:  COJ.net or see it live.

Let's educate ourselves on this budget.

FYI

Budget Address

Quote
July 16, 2012

9 a.m.

City Hall, Council Chambers
117 West Duval Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202

Mayor Alvin Brown will unveil his fiscal year 2013 budget to the Jacksonville City Council on Monday, July 16, 2012 at 9 a.m. Residents can watch the presentation live online or by turning to channel 99 on Comcast or U-Verse. Residents can also watch the presentation in person by coming to City Hall, 117 West Duval Street in Downtown Jacksonville.

 

City Council Special Meeting - Annual Budget Presentation

July 16, 2012

9:00 a.m.

City Hall

117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor

Council Chamber

Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the Council will be held on Monday, July 16, 2012 at 9:00 a.m., in the Council Chambers, 1st Floor, City Hall, St. James Building, located at 117 West Duval Street, Jacksonville, Florida. The Honorable Alvin Brown, Mayor – City of Jacksonville will present the 2012-2013 Annual Budget address to the Jacksonville City Council at this time.