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CM Becton Supports Buy American Bill 2020-238

CM Becton Supports Buy American Bill 2020-238

Jacksonville, FL (July 28, 2020) – Councilman Becton was one of 14 Council members supporting out of 17 present during the July 28th Zoom City Council Meeting to vote for Bill 2020-238 regarding The Buy American-Made Goods ordinance. Councilman Becton stated the following regarding the bill: “I just want to say I am supporting this bill tonight. I think it does send a good message that Buying American products does matter,” Councilman Becton...

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CM Becton Asks District 11 Residents to Participate in Census 2020

CM Becton Asks District 11 Residents to Participate in Census 2020

Jacksonville, FL (August 12, 2020) – District 11 Residents, We need YOUR help! You play a critical role in our government, city and nation-wide. Residents of Jacksonville can help with the determination of how our city is funded by the Federal Government over the next ten years which affects how our community plans for the future by participating in the 2020 Census. The government website for the 2020 Census is reporting that barely 50% of...

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CM Becton Casts Only No Vote Against 2020-187 Providing $1m Grant

CM Becton Casts Only No Vote Against 2020-187 Providing $1m Grant

Jacksonville, FL (June 23, 2020) -- During the last zoom City Council meeting for the 2019-2020 Council Year, Councilman Becton voted against bill 2020-187, allowing the redevelopment plan between the city and Springfield lofts for a mixed-use project on Pearl and West 3rd Streets in the historic Springfield area. “The bill authorizes a redevelopment completion grant of $1 million payable on project completion; a Recapture Enhanced Value grant...

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CM Becton Supports Buy American Bill 2020-238

2019-2020 Charter Review Commission Issues Report

Jacksonville, FL (June 1, 2020) – The final recommendations of the 2019-2020 Charter Review Commission were submitted in a final report and presented to the Jacksonville City Council during a zoom meeting in June. There were 14 members appointed to the 2019 Charter Revision Commission. The commission was divided into three subcommittees back in October of 2019, which th Charter Reviosn Commision's Chairman Lindsey Brock appointed, to allow the...

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CM Becton Introduces and Council Passes Emergency Bill 2020-254 for Small Business Relief

CM Becton Introduces and Council Passes Emergency Bill 2020-254 for Small Business Relief

Jacksonville, FL (May 12, 2020) – The City of Jacksonville may be making progress towards re-opening after enduring a nearly two-month statewide emergency shutdown due to the health pandemic, COVID-19, but small business owners are struggling to recuperate from the financial impact. In efforts to bring our community and economy back to good health, Councilman Becton introduced an emergency legislation, Resolution 2020-254 to assist local...

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