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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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    Council Member Becton Holds Town Hall for the Sourthern Communities of District 11

    District 11 Council Member (CM) Danny Becton continues to make every effort to communicate with district residents. On November 13, 2017 he held another town hall, at Bartram Trail Elementary School. City officials in attendance included: Stephanie Burch - Neighborhoods and Community Services, Chief Kurt Wilson - Jacksonville Fire & Rescue, Director Daryl Joseph - Parks & Recreation, Operation Director Bill Joyce - Public Works, Chief Chris Lead - Traffic Engineering, and Lt.   Read More...

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    IKEA Opens with Big Fanfare as CM Becton Helps Cut Ceremony Log

    November 8, 2017 will be remembered as one of the more memorable Grand Openings in Jacksonville’s history as the much anticipated IKEA finally opened its doors here in District 11. The retail giant IKEA known for its hundred thousand square feet stores, self-assembly furniture and aisles of home furnishings that command a shopping experience of hours not minutes has officially come to town.The morning began as campers who had setup for several days were awoken by staff members just in time to ge...  Read More...

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    Town Hall Meeting “South” ANNOUNCEMENT

    District 11 City Council Member Danny Becton is holding a town hall for the southern part of the District to engage residents on specific issues to focusing on issues important to the area including Bartram Springs, Bartram Park, Flagler Center and Bayard. CM Becton will also be providing an annual report update on past City Council activities and the recently passed 2017-18 budget among other topics including growth related activities within the District.City Officials scheduled to include: &nb...  Read More...

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    2017-695 Rebate for City Permitting Passed by Council – CM Becton CoSponsors

    September’s Hurricane Irma caused serious wind and flood damage to many Duval County homes. Insurance covers much of the cost, but hurricane deductibles are expensive and leave homeowners scrambling for cash.On October 24, 2017 the Jacksonville City Council unanimously passed bill 2017-695, sponsored by Council Member Garrett Dennis and Co-Sponsored by Council Member Becton. The bill refunds to property owners certain city-related building inspection division fees in connection with permit...  Read More...

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    CM Becton’s Pension Bill 2017-348 Fails to Garner Council Support

    On October 24, 2017, City Council voted down bill 2017-483 by a 12-5 vote, regarding Council Member Becton’s Extra Contribution Pension Payments. Cynics and sore losers may contend that City Council is where good ideas go to die, not so stated, District 11 City Council Member Danny Becton. Although he saw his bill go down in defeat, he laments that his extra contribution pension bill was definitely the right thing to do, however the will of the Council was not there and certainly lacked fi...  Read More...

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    Resolution for 2017 National Championship Title to Jax Sharks Honored

    On October 24, 2017, the Jacksonville City Council recognized the Jacksonville Sharks on their inaugural win of the 2017 National Area League’s (“NAL”) Championship game. On hand was club owner Jeff Bouchy, players and members of the cheerleading dance squad “Attack” of the organization. This resolution 2017-527 was passed by City Council on August 8, 2017.Council Member Bowman and Becton spoke in recognition of this presentation, with CM Becton expressing gratitude...  Read More...

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