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CM Becton Files Resolution Honoring Former Council Member Alvarez

CM Becton Files Resolution Honoring Former Council Member Alvarez

Jacksonville, FL (March 9, 2021) – Council Member Becton introduced an emergency resolution honoring the life of Jacksonville Native and previous Jacksonville City Council Member, Warren T. Alvarez, who served on council for terms, 1999-2003 & 2003-2007. “It was an honor to be able to introduce this resolution for former Council Member Warren Alvarez,” Council Member Becton stated. “Warren will be missed and remembered for his dedication to...

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Baymeadows Community Improvement District Proposed

Baymeadows Community Improvement District Proposed

Jacksonville, FL (March 1st, 2021) – The information contained within this section is a Draft Proposal of Legislation for the Community of Baymeadows, proposed by a group of nine Homeowner Association Boards and various Commercial property owners to create a Dependent Special Taxing District “DSTD” based on Florida Statues, Section 189.02, commonly referred to as the Baymeadows Community Improvement District “BCID”. These documents are being...

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CM Becton Speaks to Jax Chamber South Council

CM Becton Speaks to Jax Chamber South Council

Jacksonville, FL (February 23, 2021) – Council Member Becton attended and presented at the monthly meeting for the Jax Chamber of Commerce South Council on February 23rd at the popular entertainment and dining spot, Main Event, off Philips Highway. The South Council meets every 4th Tuesday of the month for a luncheon to network with new and potential members and ultimately “build new business relationships, promote their businesses, keep...

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CM Becton Votes No on 2020-759 to Cite Private Property Owners for Public Gatherings on Property

CM Becton Votes No on 2020-759 to Cite Private Property Owners for Public Gatherings on Property

Jacksonville, FL (February 9, 2021) – Council Member Becton stood on the opposing side and voted No on Bill 2020-759 regarding Civil Citation for public gatherings on private property because of his disapproval for passing a law penalizing property owners and small businesses for what should be the responsibility of the individual. Bill 2020-759 was introduced to amend Chapter 614 (Jacksonville Public Order and Safety Code) in the Ordinance...

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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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