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    JEA Special Committee and Jessie Ball duPont Issue Final Reports

    Jacksonville, FL. (November 30, 2018) - After months of work, the Special Committee on JEA Issues its final report, dated July 25th, 2018, along with a report from the Jessie Ball duPont organization issued on November 30th, 2018.Special Committee on the Future of JEA Final ReportJessie Ball duPont Fund - JEA Report   Read More...

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    CM Becton Visits District with Department of Public Works Officials

    Jacksonville, FL (September 24, 2018) – In looking to address community concerns regarding storm water issues around the District, Councilman Danny Becton along with leadership within the City’s Department of Public Work performed a field trip to gain a first-hand look at the areas of District 11 including Bayard, Gate Parkway, Deerwood and the Old Baymeadows golf course areas.Joining Councilman Becton on these visits included Operations Director of Public Works, Bill Joyce, Public W...  Read More...

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    JEA Issue Continues to Divide the City Council and the Mayor’s Office

    An email from Mike Weinstein, city chief financial officer, stating his office would not be providing requested information to the JEA Special Committee, that investigating the potential sale of the municipal-owned utility, drove another contentious wedge between the Mayors’ Office and the City Council.“We continue not to work on any JEA sale analysis,” Weinstein wrote in the email. “They [the Special Committee] are on their own.”Council President Anna Brosche read the email into the record at t...  Read More...

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    Lengthy Council Debate Results in a 19 Member JEA Committee; Waiving Oaths or Subpeanas

    On March 27, 2018, The City Council suite in City Hall was a buzz with whispers concerning the future of the JEA Special Committee. Rumors flew about the halls the day of the full council meeting that someone was going to make a motion to disband the committee.The motion happened. However, not only did the five-person committee live to meet again, its membership grew to include all 19 council members.   Read More...

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    Special Committee of the Council - Third Meeting to “Evaluate” Selling JEA

    City Council Auditor Kyle Billy took center stage at the March 22, 2018 Special Committee to Evaluate the Sell of JEA. He dampened the prospects of a sale being a massive economic windfall for the city and predicted that the city would only garner about $1.7 billion to $5.2 billion in net proceeds.The Council Auditor first discussed the JEA’s contribution to the city describing how the current contribution of $116.6m would only be filled partially by privatization as private utility companies ha...  Read More...

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