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January 25, 2023

Apartment deal canceled for River City Brewing site

Jacksonville has terminated a development agreement with the Related Group to build RD River City Brewery Apartments on the Southbank.

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January 13, 2023

Jacksonville mayoral candidates locked in for wide open race

The candidates to replace Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry include four Republicans, two Democrats and an independent.

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January 11, 2023

Nine Jacksonville City Council members turn down pay raises

All of the council members who refused raises for themselves will be on the March ballot.

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December 29, 2022

Jacksonville files appeal in redistricting fight

The long and winding road to a new map for a handful of Jacksonville City Council districts could go right up to the brink of candidate qualifying as the city urges a federal appeals court to override U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard and put in place boundaries that City Council recently approved. The city asked the 11th Circuit Court

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December 27, 2022

City Council president vows action on Confederate monuments

Jacksonville City Council President Terrance Freeman said that when the calendar flips into 2023, he intends to bring the long-running debate over Confederate monuments on city-owned land to a decision by the council. Freeman, whose one-year term as council president goes through the end of June 2023, said the City Council will take action on Confederate monuments during his term

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December 27, 2022

JEA eyes solar farms and new natural gas plant in coming years

As utilities roll out plans for how they will cut back on greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change, JEA has been meeting with representatives of businesses, nonprofits, local governments, and environmental groups to forge a plan for how it will produce electricity in the decades to come. It’s a mix of perspectives that’s guaranteed to generate live-wire debate.

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December 16, 2022

JEA may raise electric rate, but bills could fall anyway

A JEA rate increase proposed in April for the “base rate” portion of electric bills would fall heaviest on customers whose consumption is in the lower range — such as someone in an apartment or a small house. Those who tap into higher levels of electricity might end up seeing a comparative reduction in the base rate part of their

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December 1, 2022

Stage is set for judge’s decision on Jacksonville redistricting

Candidates and voters will know in the next three weeks what the boundaries will be for Jacksonville City Council districts in the spring elections. U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard has received all the arguments she asked for in a federal redistricting lawsuit. The city made its case Monday for Howard to approve the lines that City Council drew earlier

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November 18, 2022

Could San Marco flooding be solved by 2024?

San Marco is known for its historic homes, eclectic shopping and dining, riverfront views and street flooding. The part about flooding is something residents and business owners would like to put behind them. The city has been working for years on a big-ticket project that will build a new pump station on LaSalle Street and overhaul the surrounding drainage system.

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November 2, 2022

Riverside Avondale Preservation supporters fight redistricting plan

A leader of Riverside Avondale Preservation said Wednesday that residents of the historic neighborhood will “fight hard” against a proposed redistricting plan that would split that part of the city into three different City Council districts. “It’s outrageous, and it’s being done for all the wrong reasons,” said Wayne Wood, who helped found Riverside Avondale Preservation in 1974. The historic

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