JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – E. Denise Lee has resigned as director of Blight Initiatives for the city of Jacksonville and has joined the 'Yes for Jacksonville' organization, which is rallying support for the Aug. 30 ballot referendum for a half-cent sales tax to pay off the city's $2.7 billion pension debt.
Lee requested a leave to support the pension reform efforts. The mayor accepted her resignation, adding in a statement that he appreciated the service and leadership she has provided the city.
Lee served seven terms on Jacksonville City Council and one term in the Florida House of Representatives.
The mayor's office said her duties fighting blight will be shared among existing staff members in the interim.