City Council moves forward with development of new $100M UF satellite campus
The plan to build a University of Florida graduate satellite campus is one step closer after a Jacksonville City Council rules committee took up the measure Monday to fund $20 million in 2023 and another $30 million at a later date.
Brenda Priestly Jackson will not seek reelection to District 10. She gives reasons why in letter
In a letter addressed Thursday to Mike Hogan, the Duval County supervisor of elections, Jacksonville City Council member Brenda Priestly Jackson writes that she be withdrawing as a candidate for District 10.
Duval supervisor of elections scrambling to prepare for spring election as city files appeal of judge’s voting map decision
The city of Jacksonville’s decision to appeal the judge’s approved redistricting maps has the Duval County Supervisor of Elections office in limbo as it can potentially impact city elections in March.
Appeals court denies motion to stay judge’s order that struck down redrawn district map
After the Jacksonville City Council last Friday made a decision on a redrawn district map, the city filed a motion with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to stay Judge Marcia Morales Howard’s order striking down the very first version.
After more fireworks and changes, Jacksonville City Council confident it will have redrawn map done ahead of deadline
There were more fireworks on Thursday as a special Jacksonville City Council committee met to try and hash out the details of the new city council and school board districts in order to comply with a federal judge’s ruling.
Judge’s ruling signaled win for plaintiffs in Jacksonville redistricting suit. But could things backfire?
The Jacksonville City Council canceled a special meeting that was set for Wednesday where they planned to discuss hiring an outside attorney to fight a judge’s ruling in a lawsuit on newly-drawn district lines, but apparently, the city’s General Counsel Office has already obtained legal representation.
Jacksonville City Council, District 9
When Councilman Garrett Dennis resigned to run for a seat in the Florida Legislature, three candidates signed up to run in a special August election for District 9, Jacksonville City Council. Democrat Tyrona Clark-Murray received 53% of the vote and was elected to fill the seat through next June. She must run for re-election next spring to win a full four-year term.
Duval County races on November ballot
In addition to second elections (runoffs) for any Duval County School Board or Jacksonville City Council race where no candidate received more than 50% of the vote in August, other elective offices in the county and its beaches will appear on the general election ballot in November:
Council withdraws bill to reimburse city employees traveling for ‘treatment related to reproductive rights’
The Jacksonville City Council on Tuesday evening voting unanimously to withdraw legislation that was aimed at creating a reimbursement option for city employees who travel for “medical treatments related to reproductive rights.”
Bill to reimburse city employees who travel for ‘medical treatment related to reproductive rights’ to be introduced at council meeting
Proposed legislation that would create a reimbursement option for city employees who travel for “medical treatments related to reproductive rights” will be introduced at the Jacksonville City Council meeting on Tuesday.
20% voter turnout in City Council special election: Higher than anticipated
In a special election Tuesday that was triggered by a runoff for the Jacksonville City Council At-Large Group 3 seat, Republican Nick Howland clinched 51% of the vote to his Democratic opponent Tracye Polson, who received 48% of the vote.
UNF poll finds Jacksonville City Council candidates Howland, Polson in dead heat
A new poll released Thursday by the Public Opinion Research Lab at the University of North Florida reveals new data from registered voters, and the results show the two candidates for the City Council At Large Group 3 seat neck-and-neck in the race.
Federal appeals court affirms convictions, sentences of ex-City Council members
Three judges from the Atlanta-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit heard oral arguments on Wednesday in the appeals from two former Jacksonville City Council members who were sentenced to prison for multiple counts of fraud involving a federally-backed loan and a city grant for a barbecue sauce business.