Jim Piggott - News4Jax
Jim Piggott covers city government and how it will affect the community. He keeps his eyes and ears open to all the latest developments in City Hall. He has lived in Jacksonville for nearly 20 years and worked for WJKS, the former ABC affiliate in the city, before coming to WJXT in 1997.
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Lori Boyer, CEO of Jacksonville's Downtown Investment Authority, speaks to City Council during a special meeting about the potential city investment in the redevelopment of the Laura Street Trio. | Screenshot from city of Jacksonville website
May 9, 2024

DIA expected to extend CEO’s contract next week

Lori Boyer has been CEO of the Downtown Investment Authority since 2019. Her contract is scheduled to end in June.…

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JEA Managing Director and CEO Jay Stowe speaks after a board of directors meeting on Nov. 7, 2023. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
April 11, 2024

JEA CEO to resign after four years on job, sources say

CEO Jay Stowe has been under public pressure since reports that some decision-makers at the utility did not live in…

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Former JEA CEO Aaron Zahn walks out of the Bryan Simpson U.S. courthouse in Downtown Jacksonville after being convicted of conspiracy and wire fraud Friday, March 15, 2024. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
March 15, 2024

Zahn guilty in JEA trial; Wannemacher acquitted

Former JEA CEO Aaron Zahn was found guilty Friday of attempting to defraud the city-owned utility. Former CFO Ryan Wannemacher…

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Aaron Zahn, left, and Ryan Wannemacher. | News4Jax
March 14, 2024

One jury reaches verdict in JEA conspiracy trial

The jury deciding the case of former CEO Aaron Zahn reached a verdict, but it will remain secret until the…

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June 9, 2023

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office wants 80 more officers

Sheriff T.K. Waters has submitted a budget request of nearly $600 million, about $35 million more than last year.…

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June 8, 2023

New Duval jail is priority for incoming City Council president

City Councilman Ron Salem said there’s been discussion of moving the jail to the Northside or Cecil Field.…

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April 18, 2023

Sheriff’s Office pulls officers from the street to answer 911 calls

Jacksonville Sheriff T.K. Waters says JSO has found it difficult to hire enough dispatchers for 911.…

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December 21, 2022

State Rep. Angie Nixon considers run for City Council

A recently elected local state representative is now thinking about stepping down from that post to run for a seat…