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Fans hope to preserve Sun-Ray Cinema, a tenant of the Five Points Theatre building. | Jessica Palombo, Jacksonville Today
April 24, 2024

Fans urge Jacksonville council to preserve Sun-Ray Cinema

Sun-Ray is a tenant of the Five Points Theatre building, which is in line to be sold.…

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The mixed-use storage project will be built at the site of the former Basil Thai restaurant. | Casmira Harrison, Jacksonville Today
April 24, 2024

Controversial San Marco storage project gets City Council OK

The 10-story building will include affordable housing, retail and a self-storage element, much to the frustration of many residents.…

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An illustration shows the Jacksonville Jaguars' proposed "Stadium of the Future." | Jacksonville Jaguars
March 27, 2024

City Council approves $10 million for EverBank Stadium

The money will be used for preconstruction design and engineering services for the stadium’s proposed renovation.…

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A City Council committee approved an ordinance that would require certain businesses to provide changing tables for adults. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
March 20, 2024

Jacksonville considers changing tables for adults

A City Council committee approved an ordinance that would require some businesses to provide changing tables for disabled adults.…

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February 14, 2024

City Council gives officeholders power over lawsuits

Legislation approved Tuesday will make it harder for the city of Jacksonville to settle lawsuits without approval of the office…

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Jacksonville City Council member Rory Diamond, shown here in 2023 photo, returned to council on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024, after a military deployment. | Jacksonville Daily Record
February 7, 2024

Rory Diamond back on duty at City Council

Jacksonville City Council member Rory Diamond returned after being excused for several months for a deployment overseas as a judge…

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Donna Deegan celebrates with supporters at Estrella Cocina after winning the Jacksonville mayoral election Tuesday, May 16, 2023. | Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville Today
December 18, 2023

OPINION | Donna Deegan needs a political machine

With three-and-a-half years to go in Deegan’s administration, it’s apparent that she could use more political cover on the City…

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The historic Laura Street Trio redevelopment includes apartments, a hotel and restaurant. | Jacksonville Daily Record
December 12, 2023

Laura Street Trio deal includes $22 million city loan guarantee

The Laura Street Trio project would include apartments, a hotel and a restaurant in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville.…

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A City Council committee approved an ordinance that would require certain businesses to provide changing tables for adults. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
December 7, 2023

City councilman seeks reform after mayor’s no-bid contract

Councilman Nick Howland is pushing legislation he calls the “Transparency for Taxpayers Act,” which would require a City Council vote on…

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A proposed liquor store at the corner of Golfair Boulevard and Davis Street is less than 200 feet away from KIPP Voice Academy. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
November 26, 2023

Liquor store issue could go to City Council on Tuesday

Several committees voted in favor of the purchase, which would keep a liquor store from opening across from a charter…

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A proposed liquor store at the corner of Golfair Boulevard and Davis Street is less than 200 feet away from KIPP Voice Academy. When a zoning execption for the store was approved in 2020 the school had yet to be built. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
September 25, 2023

City plans to buy proposed Brentwood liquor store

City Council Member Ju’Coby Pittman has told residents the city will buy the property, which sits less than 200 feet…

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September 19, 2023

Proposed tax on restaurants might be toast after Jax City Council committee withdraws bill

A proposal to impose a new tax on Jacksonville restaurants and hotels to help the homeless population has hit a…

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March 21, 2023

City Council: 6 incumbents and 3 new members elected as 7 races go to runoffs

With voter turnout of 25.5%, here are the results of the March 2023 Jacksonville City Council races.…

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February 13, 2023

What makes a good City Council member? Jax City Hall alumni weigh in 

Jacksonville’s City Council will have a new look on July 1. Eight of 15 council races do not have an…

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A home in Brentwood in the Northside with an accessory dewlling unit behind it. | Bill Delaney
August 16, 2022

OPINION | Jax’s accessory dwelling unit bill deserves support

The Jacksonville City Council is debating the Keep Our Families Together Act, which would allow accessory dwelling units — garage…