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Guest Series: Betty Burney of the School Board

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, Vice Chairman of the Duval County School Board and District 5 Representative Betty...

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Toll It and They Will Come?

In one of the most amazing public policy statements that I can ever recall reading, State Transportation Secretary Annanth Prasad acknowledged - as reported in the Florida Times-Union on Aug. 22 - that "gas tax financing of roads is not sustainable, and tolls will be the first choice for financing all...

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Tea Party Advocate Wrong On Everbank Deal

"It's unheard of to give public funds to relocate a firm from one part of town to another part of town," Chuck White, president and CEO of NAI Commercial Jacksonville and First Coast Tea Party member. While this may be Mr. White's position regarding a deal to bring 1,200 corporate jobs to Downtown Jacksonville,...

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Five Reasons why Alvin Brown could pull the Upset

The results of the first city election left Jacksonville residents with a choice between Mike Hogan and Alvin Brown for Mayor. The conventional wisdom is that Hogan will win this; some even feel he will get in excess of 65% of the vote. Here are five reasons why that might not pan out, and that Alvin...

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Five Reasons why Mike Hogan will be the Next Mayor

The results of the first city election left Jacksonville residents with a choice between Mike Hogan and Alvin Brown for Mayor. The conventional wisdom is that Hogan will win this; some even feel he will get in excess of 65% of the vote. Here are five reasons why he will win, and check back tomorrow...

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Thinking Anew about Monroe Street and the Courthouse

This Presidents' Day, I have been thinking about the issue of Monroe Street and the new Duval County Courthouse and meditating on the sentiments expressed in Abraham Lincoln's address to Congress in 1862. As President Lincoln so aptly said, "As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew."...

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A Case For Downtown Jacksonville

During the past year, there have been numerous formal and informal civic conversations about the current plight of downtown Jacksonville. Last winter, the Times-Union wrote a major feature called the "Downtown Dilemma", and this spring Downtown Vision (DVI) published a White Paper called "Turning the...

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Five Reasons to Address The Landing Parking Situation

Here are five reasons to consider addressing the Jacksonville Landing parking situation once and for all.

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Learning from Kansas City by Rick Mullaney

Rick Mullaney shares his thoughts about the Kansas City Chamber Trip and where Jacksonville should head from there.

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The Impact of the Built Environment on Health

Will power, genetics and meds affect our weight, fitness and health, but profoundly do the urban, suburban, park, school, nutritional, commercial, transportation and social environments we live in. The outdated 20th century American life‐style adds pounds, reduces vitality, and burns fuel rather...

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