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IT-Gate

Most of the internal service divisions do their best to stay out of the limelight. However, apparently the Information Technologies Division didn?t get the message. Like a referee in professional sports, if you take notice of them, it probably isn?t good.

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Sustainable Cronyism?

Cronyism and the City's new Sustainable Communities Department

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Are we Enforcing our Design Guidelines?

After looking at the latest renderings approved by the Downtown Design Review Committee, one must ask if the people on the committee fully comprehend the Downtown Master Plan. The rendering above is the design for the the duPont Testamentary Trust building, which will be on Forest St between the Riverwalk...

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Inside and Outside the Peyton Circle of Trust

Who's In Who's Out? Maybe Dave Flagler should join up with John Culbreth and Randy White and start a club. Maybe they could call themselves the 'Outsiders' or the 'Uncool' or the 'Problem-Makers'.

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What's Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander

Disclaimer: We regret that some of our viewers are having trouble distinguishing a purely informational article from a factual-based opinion. For those viewers, we'd like to take the opportunity to make it clear that this particular article is of the Opinion variety. Now let us begin...With all...

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Downtown Jacksonville's Darth Vader

Downtown Jacksonville’s most damaging menaces may not be who you think. When you think about people holding Downtown back, you may think of the homeless, you may think about the speculators trying to buy downtown one historic building at a time just to sit on them, or you might think of the city...

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Will Mayor Peyton have a Legacy Project?

Congratulations to John Peyton on winning another 4 years here as the Mayor Prince of Duval county. Granted, he didn't really have any opposition (thank you Bruce Barcelo Mike Pillsbury Doughboy Hightower), but that is besides the point. He is our Little Prince for four more years and if we...

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Times Union Covers Downtown Groups

Today, in the Business section of the Florida Time-Union, the effect of several downtown advocacy groups (MetroJacksonville included) was discussed.http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/021907/bus_7953815.shtml (http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/021907/bus_7953815.shtml) This was...

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Is Jacksonville Serious about helping Small Business Owners?

During the final months of Mayor John Delaney’s administration, the city announced plans for the Bay Street Town Center, four blocks on Bay Street that would be enhanced with better lighting, wider sidewalks with pavers, and hopefully many small businesses to make the area a destination for both...

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And so it ends

On Tuesday night the City Council approved Brad Thoburn for Planning Director. The only council members to vote against our Great Leader's appointment was Mia Jones, Glorious Johnson and Warren Alvarez.

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