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CM Becton Submits Questions & Concerns after Careful Review of Lot J Development Agreement Proposal

CM Becton Submits Questions & Concerns after Careful Review of Lot J Development Agreement Proposal

Jacksonville, FL (November 16, 2020) - Councilman Becton released a memorandum (memo) Monday in response to legislation 2020-648, regarding the $450 million Lot J Development Project by the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Cordish Family Companies, and his careful review of the 220-page Development Agreement and a 20-page Council Auditors Report that were distributed at the Committee as a Whole meeting on November 5th. The legislation is requesting...

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City Council Approves 2020-2021 Budget, Including Funding for New Fire Station #74

City Council Approves 2020-2021 Budget, Including Funding for New Fire Station #74

Jacksonville, FL (September 22, 2020) -- City Council approved Bills 2020-501, 502, 503, and 2020-504, the main ordinances regarding the City of Jacksonville's 2020-2021 Annual Budget, during the lengthy virtual Council Zoom meeting on September 22nd, which didn’t adjourn until after midnight. In reviewing Mayor Lenny Curry’s proposed budget of $1.452 Billion, the City Council landed on a final amount of $1,449,985,211 Billion after adjustments...

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CM Becton Supports Funding for JPA Harbor Deepening 2020-377

CM Becton Supports Funding for JPA Harbor Deepening 2020-377

Jacksonville, FL (July 28, 2020) – Councilman Becton and 16 other present council members approved Bill 2020-377 for funding regarding the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) Harbor Deepening Project. This Bill was introduced on June 23rd and assigned to NCSPHS, TEU, Finance, Rules, and Jax Waterways Commission. “The Harbor Deepening project is very important to the City of Jacksonville and the Northeast Region. Future ports with the ability...

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CM Becton Champions Against Budget Tax Increase 2020-500

CM Becton Champions Against Budget Tax Increase 2020-500

Jacksonville, FL (July 28, 2020) – As the new council year get well underway, that means so is the city’s budget season. During the July 28th Council meeting, Councilman Danny Becton votes AGAINST a 2020-2021 millage tax increase requested that would amend the budget Bill 2020-500. With property taxes remaining at 11.4419 mills, taxes on $1,000 taxable property value will increase by a little over $11 dollars as a result of increase property...

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CM Becton Receives Council’s Mary Singleton Award

CM Becton Receives Council’s Mary Singleton Award

Jacksonville, FL (August 11, 2020) – Councilman Becton received a huge surprise during the August 11th City Council meeting when he was awarded the Council’s Mary Singleton Award by 2019-2020 City Council President Scott Wilson during the presentation portion on the Zoom meeting. To make it even more special, Councilman Becton’s wife, Linda Becton, presented the award to Councilman Becton in his home office when his name was announced. These...

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