Thirteen of 19 City Council members have cast votes in committees this week for $20 million in city support of a new University of Florida campus in Jacksonville, giving it solid support as the legislation heads to a vote next Tuesday by the full council.
The Finance Committee voted 8-0 in favor on Tuesday, after the Neighborhoods Committee had supported the $20 million spending on a 7-1 vote.
The legislation will need super-majority support by two-thirds of City Council members who are present at the meeting on Tuesday because it will amend the city’s 2022-23 capital improvements budget. If all 19 council members are at a meeting, a super-majority would need 13 votes in favor.
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