UNF professor who launched campaign for obesity prevention among 16 prominent Hispanic leaders honored in exhibit
The city of Jacksonville started the Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations Monday morning at City Hall with a special exhibit called Voces Hispanas, an oral history project that aims to embrace the legacy of the Hispanic community in Northeast Florida.
Jacksonville City Hall emails reveal discussions before guideline signs went up
The News4Jax I-TEAM has obtained internal emails showing what was happening behind the scenes at Jacksonville City Hall before signs were posted in the building, telling visitors they cannot go to certain areas without permission.
Legislation seeks to name Jacksonville City Council chambers after Tommy Hazouri
Legislation introduced by City Councilman Matt Carlucci seeks to rename the Jacksonville City Hall’s council chambers after former Mayor and current Councilman Tommy Hazouri, who recently entered hospice care at his home.
Teamsters in Jacksonville call for end to workplace ’abuse’ at local UPS center
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Some UPS drivers say they’ve reached their breaking point and they’re calling for an end to what they say is “abuse” by management. Members of the union representing drivers, along with drivers’ wives, local activists and a city councilman took the steps of Jacksonville City Hall on Monday making demands of UPS managers. Dave Schneider, a UPS package driver and shop steward, said local UPS drivers are being subjected to what he calls workplace abuse. “We want an end to the abuse package drivers have seen here in Jacksonville,” Schneider said. He’s calling for an immediate response from UPS in Jacksonville because of incentives the City Council approved for UPS with taxpayer money.
Mayor Curry, Sheriff Williams walk with community, promise change
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Mayor Lenny Curry told hundreds gathered Tuesday morning to march with Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette from Jacksonville City Hall to the Duval County Courthouse that he was listening to their voices. "Were not going to agree on everything -- thats just not human history, human nature. Weve got to find common ground.Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams and many of his officers joined the short walk to the Courthouse. Curry said he felt he would be a distraction for law enforcement and could put others in danger if he marched this weekend. There are times where I put law enforcement resources at risk because they have to focus on me if Im there which isnt responsible, Curry said.
Yard waste cleared from Jacksonville neighborhood after month-long issue
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Once a call was made to Jacksonville City Hall, debris has been picked up from the Daybreak Forest subdivision, after neighbors shared their concerns with News4Jax. Earlier Tuesday morning, a News4Jax viewer shared photos of large piles of brush, tree limbs and yard waste that had been sitting along curbs for, what neighbors said, was longer than a month. They said that trash collectors and recyclers were showing up weekly, but for some reason, their yard waste wasnt being removed. Alfred Nixon Jr. is one of the homeowners in the Daybreak Forest subdivision. Nothing," Nixon Jr. said.
Supporters continue push for Duval school tax referendum
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - An effort to place a referendum for a half-cent sales tax on a November ballot in Duval County has stalled in Jacksonville City Hall, but the push from supporters continues. In May, the Duval County School Board approved a resolution seeking a special election in November, which would put the decision on the half-cent sales tax increase in the hands of the voters. The goal of the civil rights organization and school district leaders was to educate people about the state of education facilities in Duval County. It's a benefit to everybody and every school district and every school in every district to benefit from this," Hershey said. He said he trusts the school district leaders and their plan.