Some City Council committee meetings canceled due to COVID-19

Jacksonville mayor presents $1.34B budget to City Council
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Upcoming Jacksonville City Council Standing Committee meetings in the month of November have been canceled due to health and safety concerns over COVID-19, according to a memo from Council President Tommy Hazouri.

The meetings, which were scheduled for Nov. 16 and 17, included the following standing committees:

  • Neighborhoods, Community Services, Public Health and Safety
  • Transportation, Energy and Utilities
  • Finance
  • Rules
  • Land Use and Zoning

The decision comes after some City Council members were quarantined due to exposure to a colleague with COVID-19. Councilman Scott Wilson told News4Jax on Monday that he had tested positive for COVID-19, and at the time he said that he had some nasal congestion but no other symptoms.

Additionally, the memo says plexiglass will be arriving on Monday and installed in council chambers.

The committee of the whole will still meet regarding Lot J as scheduled on Nov. 19.