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Title: Jacksonville Mayor? The Ten Who Should Run
Post by: Metro Jacksonville on August 28, 2014, 06:15:02 PM
Jacksonville Mayor? The Ten Who Should Run

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In a totally arbitrary manner, we present ten people who aren't running for Mayor that should! Sometimes its hard to forget how many smart capable people we actually have in Jacksonville, so join us for our list after the Jump!

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Title: Re: Jacksonville Mayor? The Ten Who Should Run
Post by: jcjohnpaint on September 02, 2014, 08:26:37 AM
Now that is a list.  Can you image all of them back to back mayors? 
Title: Re: Jacksonville Mayor? The Ten Who Should Run
Post by: PeeJayEss on September 02, 2014, 08:38:17 AM
Ennis Davis voted himself off the list.

Because he actually IS running, right?!
Oh yea!
Title: Re: Jacksonville Mayor? The Ten Who Should Run
Post by: mbwright on September 02, 2014, 09:06:54 AM
or the whole group on city council?
Title: Re: Jacksonville Mayor? The Ten Who Should Run
Post by: urbanlibertarian on September 02, 2014, 10:37:18 AM
Change the city charter to make Shad Khan King of Jacksonville and able to appoint the mayor.  Just kidding, of course, but the guy definitely knows how to hire very competent people and might actually choose someone on the list.  Is Tim Tebow available? ;-)
Title: Re: Jacksonville Mayor? The Ten Who Should Run
Post by: Jack Adams on September 02, 2014, 11:35:38 AM
I know #1 fairly well and know he would make an outstanding mayor. :)
Title: Re: Jacksonville Mayor? The Ten Who Should Run
Post by: downtownbrown on September 02, 2014, 01:54:35 PM
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Audrey Moran

Its not a secret that Audrey has fanboys in the public policy and planning camps.  She represents the best of the Delaney Years and manages to be both business savvy and not for profit oriented at the same time.  Tremendous personal style and the ability to bring really oppositional voices together make her one of the better candidates for mayor.

Her rep last time was that she was no fan of downtown and too lenient on the vagrant incursion.  Nothing of note ever happened in downtown during her era, did it?
Title: Re: Jacksonville Mayor? The Ten Who Should Run
Post by: downtownbrown on September 02, 2014, 01:57:42 PM
ah yes, that, but I was thinking about Downtown.  And you have Mullaney on the list.  Ever hear of the Shipyards?
Title: Re: Jacksonville Mayor? The Ten Who Should Run
Post by: Tacachale on September 02, 2014, 02:54:17 PM
Audrey Moran and Rick Mullaney both served in several different high level positions under Mayor Ed Austin and my father, John Delaney. Some people think this era was pretty good for downtown. Under Ed, a few notable accomplishments include reconstructing the Times-Union Center, extending the Riverwalks, restoring the empty St. James Building as the new City Hall, and bringing a little outfit called as the Jacksonville Jaguars to play at the stadium - which was also totally reconstructed. Under my father, there were one or two projects here and there. The Better Jacksonville Plan, the new library, the Baseball Grounds, the Arena, and deals for the Hyatt and most of the new and renovated residential buildings that currently exist in the Northbank and Southbank, come to mind.
Title: Re: Jacksonville Mayor? The Ten Who Should Run
Post by: coredumped on September 02, 2014, 03:14:08 PM
Mullaney won't get my vote, if he had have dropped out sooner last time I believe Audrey would've made it.
Sadly, the Hogan camp might be starting up again:
http://folioweekly.com/IS-MIKE-HOGAN-PLANNING-A-COMEBACK,10742
Title: Re: Jacksonville Mayor? The Ten Who Should Run
Post by: Anti redneck on September 02, 2014, 05:03:14 PM
About 4 years ago, Alvin Brown was mentioned as well, granted he was a better candidate than Mike Hogan.
Title: Re: Jacksonville Mayor? The Ten Who Should Run
Post by: edjax on September 02, 2014, 05:05:43 PM
While I loved Delaney as Mayor, is this not where we got the DROP issue with our pension plan?  Which to me is a huge negative.  I am not really sure he was the lead behind this disaster, but the T-U seem to tie him to that this past weekend in the article. While great for downtown, if this was truly an initiative of his I think this would certainly taint his mayoral years as this is a potential huge negative for many years ahead.
Title: Re: Jacksonville Mayor? The Ten Who Should Run
Post by: Demosthenes on September 02, 2014, 10:06:19 PM
I'm shocked, SHOCKED, I tell you, that Tony Alligretti was left off the list. Tony has done more for the core than almost anyone else on the list. Period.
Title: Re: Jacksonville Mayor? The Ten Who Should Run
Post by: downtownbrown on September 03, 2014, 09:10:19 AM
I'm shocked, SHOCKED, I tell you, that Tony Alligretti was left off the list. Tony has done more for the core than almost anyone else on the list. Period.

thank your Mrs. Alligretti.
Title: Re: Jacksonville Mayor? The Ten Who Should Run
Post by: mtraininjax on September 05, 2014, 12:43:20 AM
Sadly carrying the "core" does not win elections. Shocked that no african americans made the list.
Title: Re: Jacksonville Mayor? The Ten Who Should Run
Post by: mtraininjax on September 06, 2014, 05:50:49 AM
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And why are you shocked?

I am shocked that after 3+ years with Mayor Brown, that no one from his cabinet or due to his presence has resonated in the MJ staff to warrant being on the top 10 list of possible people to run the city. These are spitball appointees so why not throw Jacoby Pittman or Nat Glover in the mix. Or even a discussion of what Mayor Brown would tackle in his 2nd term?

I did not vote for him, no I did not. Would we have been better with Hogan? Maybe, maybe not, but for everyone who drank the Kool-aid of Mayor Brown, being the outsider, being the Clinton Appointee, being the fresh option.....being fresh and an outsider only gets you elected, that is the easy part, leading, governing, working with the establishment, that takes excellent people and communication skills, and that, to me, has been the most disappointing part of the Brown term. This is not something you would have seen from Hogan, who had great communication skills from being inside government for so long.

At this point, I'd rather vote for Brown for another term than some guy who has never been in COJ government. Curry may be a nice person, but if elected, the guy will have to go through all the same and more as Mayor, as he has not been in the system. The time is the issue, we lose a good 1-2 years of Brown trying to find his voice, his vision and we essentially see what a Hogan would have been stepping in, now. Brown has become more comfortable, but the damage inflicted between himself and City Council is something that will remain for his terms as Mayor. I do not believe Hogan would have inflicted as much, and I believe he would have been able to get more done for Jacksonville, maybe not the Human Rights issue, but then again, its not done now with Brown, the fresh idea man.

que sera sera
Title: Re: Jacksonville Mayor? The Ten Who Should Run
Post by: brainstormer on September 07, 2014, 08:06:58 AM
For some of us, Abel would bring just as much beauty and sophistication as Ms. Weathersbee.  ;)
Title: Re: Jacksonville Mayor? The Ten Who Should Run
Post by: Know Growth on September 07, 2014, 09:14:48 PM
I used to dream of former Senator Mattox Hair as Mayor.
I grew to understand and appreciate Mattox while serving on a state wide organization keenly involved with legislative matters. (In fact,the entire Duval Delegation of that era was impressive.......)
Later,we would end up working out together at the same health fitness establishment. Mayor's placement was common discussion.


Hopefully we can take a break from looking to State Attorney office as Candidate Source.Two or so in recent history probably enough.
I was told John Delaney,upon Anointment,was in a daze for a time. Must be interesting,"real" to be The Chosen One.  8)