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    Council Members Get First Hand Experience with the City’s New Hockey Team - The Icemen

    On March 10, 2018, City Council members did everything but drive the Zamboni when they were given their first close up look of the ice facilities prior to a recent Jacksonville Icemen game. The city’s minor league hockey team provided a warm welcome to city leaders.Council Vice President Aaron Bowman helped arrange the evening where council members Danny Becton, Sam Newby, Tommy Hazouri, Joyce Morgan, John Crescimbeni and their families got an idea of what goes on before a hockey game and the ex...  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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    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 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 featured a demonstration...  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 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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    CM Becton Helps Open First Southside Wawa in Town Center

    Wawa, an innovative convenience store chain that is a leader in the trend of mini-market gas stations preparing freshly made sandwiches, held its grand opening ceremonies for its 4866 Gate Parkway location on December 21, 2017. This is location number 3 in Jacksonville but one of 8 locations the chain will open in our area during a first wave of construction. Plans are to open a total of 25 Jacksonville locations.District 11 Council Member Danny Becton was on hand to participate in the ceremonie...  Read More...

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    CM Becton Joins Kraton in Ribbon Cutting Cermony

    Yet another industry leader has opened offices in City Council District 11. Kraton, a leading manufacturer of synthetic block copolymers, held a ribbon cutting recently to mark its move to 9000 Southside Blvd. in the Gramercy Woods office park, formerly know as the Bank of America campus.City Council Member Danny Becton was joined by Kraton CEO Kevin Fogarty, who flew in from corporate headquarters in Houston, to take part in the ceremony.Last year, Kraton purchased the Jacksonville-based Arizon...  Read More...

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    Web.com Announces New Global HQ with Plans to Stay in District 11

    Web.com will construct its new global headquarters in District 11 at 5379 Gate Parkway and will be known as Town Center Two.According to a news release sent on November 15, the internet site designer and marketer specializing in small business websites will have constructed a six-story, 218,700 square-foot building next to VanTrust Real Estate LLC’s initial building called Town Center One. The headquarters will be on 18-acres with an anticipated opening date of Spring 2019.Web.com, a Jacks...  Read More...

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