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COVID-19 Vaccine Update

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Jacksonville, FL (February 3, 2021) -- Since December of 2020, as the COVID-19 vaccine was officially distributed to the State of Florida, our District 11 office has received numerous calls and emails requesting information on vaccine availability, the vaccination process, eligibility requirements, and ability to schedule appointments. Due to having no authority within this process as a City Council, it has been equally frustrating to not have...

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CM Becton Votes to Deny Lot J Deal Bill 2020-648

CM Becton Votes to Deny Lot J Deal Bill 2020-648

Jacksonville, FL (January 12, 2021) – In a surprising vote, City Council denied Bill 2020-648, the proposed Lot J development, by a vote of 12-7 during Tuesday night's council meeting. The bill required 13 votes to pass. Council Member Danny Becton lead the questioning and ultimately voted ‘NO’ on this controversial project which requested $233 million tax payer dollars to be provided.  The Lot J Project submitted by Jaguars owner Shad Khan...

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District 11 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

District 11 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Jacksonville, FL (December 17, 2020) – The City of Jacksonville’s Solid Waste Division has announced the schedule for upcoming Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste (E-Waste) Mobile Collection Events that will be taking place around the city in 2021. The schedule includes 12 dates at different locations at which these mobile events will occur, and the first on the list is happening right in District 11 on Saturday, January 9th at the...

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CM Becton Leads Opposition to Increasing Garbage Fee

CM Becton Leads Opposition to Increasing Garbage Fee

Jacksonville, FL (December 8, 2020) – City Council at its final meeting for calendar year 2020, voted on Bill 2020-696 as an Emergency which was a Resolution to notify the appropriate local authorities, including the State as a first step to increasing the Garbage Fee that had to be submitted prior to December 31, 2020. Council Member Becton was one several council members who lead to oppose this resolution which the discussion described this...

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CM Becton Submits Second Round of Questions & Concerns after Careful Review of Lot J  Updated Agreements

CM Becton Submits Second Round of Questions & Concerns after Careful Review of Lot J Updated Agreements

Jacksonville, FL (November 30, 2020) - On Monday Councilman Becton released a second memo providing follow-up questions for further analysis of the Lot J legislation after careful review of answers provided from his initial memo dated November 16th, 2020 which are also included. In an email Councilman Becton sent Monday November 30th, he stated the following: “In assembling all responses based on the memo of November 16th and preforming...

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