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    Nocatee (Duval County) Town Hall Meeting October 18

    Councilmember Danny Becton is hosting a District 11 town hall meeting on Wednesday, October 18, to discuss recent events and accomplishments within his district and to provide a forum to discuss community and city issues with you.  JFRD, JSO, Neighborhoods, Public Works, and Parks & Recreation will be there with CM Becton to answer any  questions. A question and answer period will follow. Please make plans to attend as we bring City Hall to the community to engage you in this ...  Read More...

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    CM Becton's 2017-348 Extra Contribution Plan-Bill Heads Back to Committee

    With the passage of Mayor Lenny Curry’s pension plan that continues to use the half-cent sales tax that is funding Better Jacksonville Plan (BJP) projects until 2030, a major funding source has been found to provide for the city’s pension liability but only after the BJP ends. However, as passed, the city doesn’t make any major additional contribution to the fund for the next 13 years but pays a “minimum payment” based on new actuarial analysis. These minimum paymen...  Read More...

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    TOWN HALL MEETING - NOCATEE (Duval County) DISTRICT 11

    Councilmember Danny Becton is hosting a District 11 town hall meeting on Monday, September 11, to discuss recent events and accomplishments within his district and to provide a forum to discuss community and city issues with you.  JFRD, JSO, Neighborhoods, Public Works, and Parks & Recreation will be there with CM Becton to answer any  questions. A question and answer period will follow. Please make plans to attend as we bring City Hall to the community to engage you in this p...  Read More...

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    District 11 Continues to be a Hub for Job Creation in Jacksonville

    The Ernst & Young LLP Financial Services Office officially opened in the Flagler Center with a ribbon cutting on July 27, 2017. The ceremony included Ernst & Young’s leadership, Mayor Lenny Curry, City Council President Anna Lopez Brosche, District 11 Council Member Danny Becton and State Representative Jason Fischer.The new customer service center works to improve business process, manage risk, achieve savings and create competitive advantages for its clients. By 2020, Ernst &...  Read More...

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    Council Passes 2017-318 Known as the “Glitch Bill” with LUZ Chair CM Becton Shepherding the Way

    Over many years of implementing and applying our zoning code in numerous situations of conventional and planned unit developments “PUDs” re-zonings, city officials highlighted and documented issues that required updates to our zoning code to resolve conflicts, omissions, clarifications and improvement for the current times. Some of the problems were a result of old ordinances that had become obsolete and only confuse citizens and lawmakers alike. These suggestions and recommendations...  Read More...

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    IKEA Seeking 250 Co-Workers Job Opportunities, Now!

    IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, todayannounced that coworker recruitment is underway for its future Jacksonvillestore, opening Fall 2017 along the northwestern corner of Interstate 295 andGate Parkway, approximately 10 miles southeast of downtown Jacksonville.Candidates interested in working at the future IKEAJacksonville should be monitoring and applying online at SeeACareerWithUs.Com,and can find more information about IKEA at IKEA-USA.Com .As IKEA Jacksonville progr...  Read More...

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    District 11 CM Becton Receives 2016-2017 Prestigious Charles D. Webb Award

    On June 29th, 2017, the Jacksonville City Council Installation of Officers ceremony included the final presentation of the Council President initiating the passing of the leadership baton to incoming Councilwoman Anna Brosche as president. Outgoing Council President Lori Boyer reviewed her year as president and in conclusion presented the Council’s highest honor, the Charles D. Webb award, to District 11, Council Member Danny Becton.Council President Boyer’s introduction of the award...  Read More...

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    Becton Pension “Extra Contribution” Bill 2017-348 Gets Referred Back to Council Committees

    A recipe for placing the family budget in peril is to make just the minimum monthly payments on credit card debt. This type of payment offers very little in making any dent in the principal but causes interest expense to escalate and can drag out the debt for years. That is the situation the City of Jacksonville finds itself in when looking at its pension debt based on the reforms just passed.City Council passed Mayor Lenny Curry’s pension relief plan that will apply a half-cent sales tax toward...  Read More...

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    Becton Presents 2017-348 Extra Contribution Plan to Council

    On June 5, 2017 Councilman Becton presented his Pension “Extra Contribution” Bill 2017–348 to nine fellow councilmembers, media and constituents at a luncheon at City Hall. As Becton explained, his bill would commit the idea of an “annual” payment for an “extra contribution” based on 15% percent of future revenues that the city will receive as compared to the 2016-2017 baseline amount of $1,088,466,862. This annual extra contribution would be paid each year on growing revenues only, prior to tho...  Read More...

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    Historic Pension Bills Passed by City Council, Becton Votes Yes

     On April 24, 2017, in a special session of the Jacksonville City Council, thirteen Pension Reform Bills 2017-246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 258 and 259 were passed by City Council in a unanimous vote for all. This historic event was capped off on May 25 with a formal signing of these bills by Mayor Curry surrounded by council members in a ceremony marking this very special occasion.City pensions, the ever-growing $2.85 Billion burden that threatens to devour the cit...  Read More...

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