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    CM Becton Helps Open Newest Wawa Store, First in District 11; Fourth Store in Jacksonville

    Complete with a high school marching band, sub sandwich making contest and a visit from one of Wawa’s most loyal customers, the newest Wawa store held its grand opening on Thursday, March 22. The store is located at 11812 Beach Blvd., at the northern end of District 11.District 11 Council Member Danny Becton spoke about the impact that this convenience store chain is having on the city and state. This is the 141st Wawa in Florida and the 789th in the nation.Wawa is known for its freshly made cus...  Read More...

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    CM Becton Responds to the Residents of Hampton Park After Devestating Home Fire

    To the Residents of Hampton Park,Yesterday, a neighbor of your community experienced a horrific event, a total loss of their home due to a fire. While we are thankful the family is safe, this tragic event does rekindle the issue of having fire and rescue services available nearby.Months ago, the city presented an option in which it became contentious among residents, some in favor, some not due to its location. It was my conclusion based on “many” factors, that this was not an ideal location but...  Read More...

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    Special Committee of the Council Meets to Begin the “Evaluation” of Selling JEA

    On March 8, 2018 Committee Chair John Crescimbeni set the tone from the beginning of the first gathering of the Special Committee on the Potential Sale of JEA. He told committee members, visiting council members, administration staff, and assembled JEA executive staff and employees that bad blood, rumors and misinformation brought Council President Anna Brosche to form the committee and that he wanted to start this investigation with a “clean slate.”The committee consists of Crescimb...  Read More...

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    CM Becton Presents Resolution 2017-611 to Fred Gazaleh Family

    If the mark of a person’s life is the legacy left behind, attorney Fred C. Gazaleh undoubtedly led a fulfilling and meaningful life. More than 50 family members and former colleagues gathered in the City Council Chambers at the January 23 council meeting to witness the presentation of a framed resolution to his family marking his life and recent passing.Bill 2017-611 was introduced by District 11 City Council Member Danny Becton.   Read More...

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    CM Becton Joins Firehouse Subs in Donation Presentation to JFRD

    Firefighters have learned they don’t need “jaws of life” to extract a donation from Firehouse Subs. Founded by firefighters, the company recently donated $28,475 to the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department to purchase lifesaving extrication equipment.On January 30th, 2018, District 11 Council Member Danny Becton was joined by fellow At-Large Council Member Greg Anderson at the check presentation ceremony at the Firehouse Sub restaurant at 1949 San Marco Blvd.The event featur...  Read More...

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    Times-Union Editorial Misrepresents CM Becton’s Views on Potential JEA Sale

    After several weeks of mis-representations and upon a Florida Times-Union (FTU) editorial misstating District 11 City Council Member Danny Becton’s views on a potential sale of the city-owned utility JEA, CM Becton corrects the record and speaks out in an editorial published in the FTU on February 25th, 2018.The editorial was sparked by the disclosure that the JEA Board in their February 14th special city council meeting had spent approximately $100,000 on a “valuation” study that should have be...  Read More...

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    CM Becton Speaks Out on JEA Potential Sale. He’ll Serve on the Council’s JEA Committee

    District 11 Council Member Danny Becton garnered attention at the February 14 special meeting on the valuation of JEA called by Mayor Lenny Curry, suggesting that JEA might have gotten the “cart before the horse” based on the statement of Alan Howard, JEA Board Member and Chair, that “nothing would go forward unless the City Council agreed”. This caused CM Becton to question the wisdom of JEA having spent approximately $100,000 to conduct the valuation study, stating “Should the JEA Board have b...  Read More...

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    Veterans Entreprenuership Event held in District 11 Showcases UNF Training Program

    On February 7, 2018, District 11 CM Danny Becton joined an estimated 75 people, many of them veterans, who met at the Veterans United Craft Brewery tap room at 8999 Western Way in District 11. They came to learn about the success fellow veterans have achieved by becoming entrepreneurs.The event was co-sponsored by Veterans Florida and the University of North Florida Military & Veterans Resource Center. Both institutions are working to give veterans the skills needed to start their own busine...  Read More...

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    CM Becton Shepherds Passage of Bill 2018-049 to Extend Storm Repair Refunds

    A lack of public awareness about a special program to refund residents money led to District 11 Council Member Danny Becton to push for emergency legislation during January 17th, 2018 Finance Committee Meeting.After Hurricane Irma hit our area, many homeowners were left with roof and electrical damage. Usually such repairs include city permitting fees. After the storm, bill 2017-695 was enacted on October 24, 2017 to refund fees paid to afford financial relief to homeowners.   Read More...

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    Jacksonville Sheriffs Watch 2018 Schedule Announced

     The 2018 Sheriff Watch schedule has been announced for the upcoming calendar year and it is our desire that every neighborhood in District 11 designate at least one community representative to participate. Having a neighborhood member on the Sheriff’s Watch program builds a community partnership with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and allows neighborhoods to exchange vital information between law enforcement and residents.What is the Sheriff’s Watch Program?What streng...  Read More...

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