Jacksonville to open 2-day vaccine site at Northside senior center
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville will be opening another COVID-19 vaccination site at a senior center -- this time in one of the city’s underserved neighborhoods. Individuals who are feeling sick should not go to a vaccination site. After receiving the vaccine, patients must stay on site for at least 15 minutes to be monitored for potential reactions by healthcare and emergency professionals. While allergic reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine are rare, this safety measure is in place out of an abundance of caution. The city’s new senior center vaccination site opens as a group of local church and community leaders announced their own plan to do the same.
Write-in loophole secures Michelle Cook seat as Clay County sheriff-elect
CLAY COUNTY, Fla. Michelle Cook is now Clay Countys sheriff-elect, but that wasnt the case in the hours just after the election. On Wednesday, the write-in candidate -- Frank Bourrie -- withdrew from the race with a handwritten note, securing Cook as sheriff-elect. Its designed to wipe out the write-in loophole when it comes to statewide elections. Darryl Daniels has been suspended as the Clay County sheriff since he faces charges and was arrested less than a week ago. On a side note, there was a write-in candidate in the superintendent of schools race in Clay County.
Remembering former Jacksonville University President Fran Kinne
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. On this edition of This Week in Jacksonville, Jacksonville University President Tim Cost talks about how the university will get students back to campus. Cost, former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown and Jacksonville Universitys Public Policy Institute Director Rick Mullaney each honor the legacy of the late Dr. Fran Kinne. Jacksonville City Councilman Ron Salem discusses legislation to take some control back from JEA.
Jacksonville ranks 3rd top digital city
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The city of Jacksonville ranked third nationally in the Center for Digital Government's Digital Cities survey results. "We're committed to making Jacksonville city government more efficient, effective and responsive to community needs," said Mayor Alvin Brown. "Innovative use of information technology is key to improving our city government and achieving the best return on taxpayer dollars. The city of Los Angeles ranks first, and the cities of Kansas City, Mo., and Seattle, Wash., share second place. Jacksonville shares the third place ranking with Louisville, Ky., and is the only Florida city ranked among the nation's largest metropolitan areas.