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City Council Passes $1.4B Budget for 2021-22, Including $494.7M for Capital Improvement Projects

City Council Passes $1.4B Budget for 2021-22, Including $494.7M for Capital Improvement Projects

Jacksonville, FL (Sept. 28, 2021) -- City Council by a vote of 17 – 1, approved the main Budget Bill 2021-504, additionally adopting other budget bills 2021-501, 502, and 503 to pass the City of Jacksonville’s 2021-2022 Annual Budget. The debate was lengthy, amendments were considered but after many months of auditor reviews and a month-long review by the Finance Committee, the City Council landed on a final amount of $1.413 Billion just before...

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City Council Begins the Process of Redistricting

City Council Begins the Process of Redistricting

​Jacksonville, FL (August 18, 2021) – Last year you may remember being sent notices and receiving phone calls telling you to fill out your Census form. Filling out the Census, you may have been told, helps secure federal dollars and other assistance for the community. It also plays a deciding role in who represents you, at the federal level and all the way down to your local government. On August 18th, the process began for the City of...

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CM Becton Welcomes Revalize On its New Jacksonville HQ Announcement

CM Becton Welcomes Revalize On its New Jacksonville HQ Announcement

Jacksonville, FL (June 29, 2021) – It was an exciting announcement, that Jacksonville based AutoQuotes, a software development company specializing in the automation of cloud-based services that help manufacturers connect, design and price out client purchases is combining with 4 other companies to form “Revalize” and will be headquartered in Jacksonville and within the footprint of District 11. On hand to congratulate CEO, Jim Contardi and...

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Council Approves Doubling of Gas Tax; CM Becton Votes No on 2021-223

Council Approves Doubling of Gas Tax; CM Becton Votes No on 2021-223

Jacksonville, FL (May 26, 2021) – After much debate, the Jacksonville City Council Passed by a Vote of 14 – 5 to raise the current Gas Tax for Duval Country from its current 6 Cents to 12 Cents, as Council Member Becton Voted “No”. Legislation filed by Council President Tommy Hazouri on behalf of Mayor Lenny Curry, looks to double the current 6 cent gas tax to 12 cents beginning January 1st, 2022 for a period of 30 years. In addition to raising...

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CM Becton Visits Local District 11 Business – FreshJax

CM Becton Visits Local District 11 Business – FreshJax

​ Jacksonville, FL (May 24, 2021) – Council Member Danny Becton visited a local business, FreshJax at its new headquarters at 9000 Cypress Green Drive, just east of I-95 off Baymeadows Circle West in District 11. FreshJax, Founder and CEO Jason McDonald and Financial Controller Scott Day recently welcomed Council Member Becton in touring their new facility and manufacturing operations in the Baymeadows area. “It is very rewarding to visit with...

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