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Mayor celebrates agreement with JEA

Mayor Lenny Curry and city officials announce JEA agreement
Mayor Lenny Curry and city officials announce JEA agreement

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Mayor Lenny Curry announced Tuesday a new agreement with the JEA that with will increase the taxpayer-owned utility's contributions to the city of Jacksonville's general revenue 1 percent each year.

The current JEA contribution set at $114 million next year, increasing to $120 million by 2021. The agreement also calls for $30 million of annual funding, split evenly, from JEA and the city for water and sewer projects, plus $2 million each year for storm water needs.

"We stand here today to celebrate a win for the city of Jacksonville, a win for taxpayers, a win for the ratepayers," Curry said.

City Council approved the agreement last month.