Gov. Scott signs JEDC bill

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill into law Thursday giving the city of Jacksonville the power to alter or amend its economic commission.

The law makes the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission directly responsible to the mayor.

Mayor Alvin Brown hopes that commission will be able to boost job creation, modernize the city's investment policy and revitalize downtown.

Last December, the Jacksonville City Council passed Brown's government reform initiatives.