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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...

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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...

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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...

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2019-2020 Charter Review Commission Issues Report

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...

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COJ Announces Program Details for $1,000 per Household Grant

COJ Announces Program Details for $1,000 per Household Grant

Jacksonville, Florida (April 30, 2020) -- Jacksonville City Council approved Bill 2020-235 on Monday April 27th, in which the city received $159 million in relief dollars as part of the Federal Government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act which was passed by Congress and...

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Councilman Becton Visits New Townhome Community, East Village

Councilman Becton Visits New Townhome Community, East Village

Jacksonville, FL (March 11, 2020) — A recent field trip within District 11 had Councilman Becton visiting a new community of townhomes named East Village located on R G Skinner Parkway across from Atlantic Coast High School. New Home Sales Representative Kent Wilkinson with Dream Finders Homes was...

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CM Becton Shepards Final Passage of 2019-803

CM Becton Shepards Final Passage of 2019-803

Jacksonville, FL (January 14, 2020) – It’s official! Bill 2019-803 has been adopted and approved by the Florida Building Code Commission as a local Building Code requirement for Duval county. “This is a very exciting accomplishment”, Council member Becton acknowledged. “These changes which we have...

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CM Becton Tours Animal Care and Protective Services Facility

CM Becton Tours Animal Care and Protective Services Facility

Jacksonville, FL (September 25, 2019) – Councilman Becton, his wife, Linda Becton, and District 11 ECA, Tiziana “Tiz” Onstead, toured the City of Jacksonville’s Animal Care and Protective Services shelter to learn more about the city resource. According to the ACPS website, the city funded shelter...

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CM Becton Joins JSO on Crime Prevention Walk in Baymeadows

CM Becton Joins JSO on Crime Prevention Walk in Baymeadows

Jacksonville, FL (August 12, 2019) – Councilman Becton joined a group of officers with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for another Neighborhood Crime Prevention walk in District 11. The walk took place in the Baytree on Baymeadows Apartment complex on August 12th. Councilman Becton and the group...

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CM Becton Tours Women’s Center of Jacksonville New SAFE Facility

CM Becton Tours Women’s Center of Jacksonville New SAFE Facility

Jacksonville, FL (July 25, 2019) Councilman Becton had the opportunity to tour the Women’s Center of Jacksonville’s new S.A.F.E facility off Emerson road that aids to the counseling and treating survivors of sexual violence. The Women’s Center of Jacksonville is the only Certified Rape Crisis...

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CM Becton & LifeSouth Hosts Second District 11 Blood Drive

CM Becton & LifeSouth Hosts Second District 11 Blood Drive

Jacksonville, FL (June 25, 2019) – Councilman Becton and LifeSouth Community Blood Center hosted a second District 11 Blood Drive. Unlike the first donation, which took place out in the district with Life South’s bloodmobile, Councilman Becton hosted the recent blood drive at City Hall. The event...

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Council Member Becton Graduates from FBI Citizens Academy

Council Member Becton Graduates from FBI Citizens Academy

Jacksonville, FL (May 31, 2019) - This spring, Councilman Becton was selected out of over 100 plus applications to have the opportunity to participate in the 2019 FBI Jacksonville Division Citizens Academy along with 36 fellow citizens within the Jacksonville area. The purpose of the FBI Citizens...

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CM Becton & BCC are Hosting A Baymeadows Town Hall

CM Becton & BCC are Hosting A Baymeadows Town Hall

Jacksonville, FL (June 12,2019) -- District 11 Council Member Danny Becton and the Baymeadows Community Council (BCC) are hosting a Baymeadows Town Hall and invites residents and business owners in the area to attend! • WENDESDAY, JUNE 12TH 6PM - 8PM FSCJ DEERWOOD CENTER Room B1200 & B1204...

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CM Becton Honors Retiring Pastor Gee with Resolution 2018-635

CM Becton Honors Retiring Pastor Gee with Resolution 2018-635

Jacksonville, FL (May 15, 2019) – In recognition of his 41 years as the founding Pastor of Crossroads United Methodist Church, the Jacksonville City Council passed resolution 2018-635 unanimously back in September to honor Pastor Gee Sprague and to congratulate him on his recent retirement. “This...

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CM Becton Attends Grand Opening of Any Lab Test Now

CM Becton Attends Grand Opening of Any Lab Test Now

Jacksonville, FL (April 17, 2019) -Councilman Becton attended the grand opening Any Lab Test Now South Jacksonville location off San Jose on April 17th. This is the second location to open in Jacksonville. The other location is off Atlantic Blvd near Hodges Blvd. There are over 170 locations...

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City Council Passes CM Becton’s Bill 2018-271, Unanimously

City Council Passes CM Becton’s Bill 2018-271, Unanimously

Jacksonville, FL (February 26, 2019) -- After nearly 10 months of research, meetings and negotiations with various interested parties, Jacksonville City Council passed Councilman Becton’s Bill 2018-271 during a Tuesday night Council meeting on February 26th. The bill was first introduced on April...

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CM Becton Visits Brooks’s Bartram Lakes Assisted Living Facility

CM Becton Visits Brooks’s Bartram Lakes Assisted Living Facility

Jacksonville, FL (January 10, 2019) -- Councilman Danny Becton took a tour of one of District 11’s most impressive assisted living facilities, Bartram Lakes, which encompasses 58 acres of beautiful grounds including lakes, wetlands and living facilities, all in the heart of the Bartram Park...

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2019-2020 Charter Review Commission Issues Report

CM Becton Votes Against 2018-791 & 792 Due to Bidding Concerns

Jacksonville, FL (January 8, 2019) – During the first City Council meeting of the new year, Councilman Becton voted against procurement bills 2018-791 and 2018-792 citing “this process is being performed backwards.” Councilman Becton’s vote to deny these bills was not against the landscape...

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CM Becton Announces a Hotel Safety and Crime Initiative

CM Becton Announces a Hotel Safety and Crime Initiative

Jacksonville, FL (December 5, 2018) - Today, Council member Danny Becton discussed with news media, a special initiative that includes partnerships with Southside Hotel Owners, Jacksonville Sheriff Association, Visit Jacksonville and the Florida Regional Lodging Association. The objective of this...

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CM Becton Hosts District 11 Blood Drive with LifeSouth

CM Becton Hosts District 11 Blood Drive with LifeSouth

Jacksonville, FL (November 9, 2018) – Councilman Becton and LifeSouth Community Blood Center helped save local lives by hosting the first District 11 Blood Drive. The blood drive was hosted at the Southeast Regional Library from noon to 6pm on Friday before Veterans Day using LifeSouth’s...

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CM Becton Holds Town Hall Meeting for South District 11 in Nocatee

CM Becton Holds Town Hall Meeting for South District 11 in Nocatee

Jacksonville, FL (October 25, 2018) – Councilman Becton wrapped up the month of October with his third and final annual District 11 update and after city budget Town Hall for the southern part of the District within the community of Nocatee. Councilman Becton’s purpose of these town halls is to...

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CM Becton Speaks at Sweetwater’s October ‘Koffee with Katie’

CM Becton Speaks at Sweetwater’s October ‘Koffee with Katie’

Jacksonville, FL. (October 8, 2018) – Councilman Becton joined Sweetwater residents on October 8th, 2018 for a morning “cup of joe” and to present his annual District 11 update during the community’s October meeting event, “Koffee with Katie”. “Koffee with Katie” is hosted by Katie Hollis,...

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CM Becton Holds Town Hall Meeting for North District 11

CM Becton Holds Town Hall Meeting for North District 11

Jacksonville, FL (October 8, 2018) – It’s that time of year, City Council has passed the city’s 2018-2019 budget, a new fiscal year that begins on October 1st is beginning and Councilman Danny Becton is eager to update his constitutes on accomplishments and future opportunities within the...

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CM Becton Helps Judge Brooks Family YMCA’s 2nd Annual Spelling Bee

CM Becton Helps Judge Brooks Family YMCA’s 2nd Annual Spelling Bee

Jacksonville, FL. (October 6, 2018) -- Councilman Danny Becton joined Community In Schools of Jacksonville CEO Steve Gilbert by participating as a Celebrity judge for the YMCA’s 2nd Annual Spelling Bee at the Brooks Family YMCA in District 11. In a return invitation to this competition, this day...

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CM Becton Visits F35s at Naval Air Station Jacksonville

CM Becton Visits F35s at Naval Air Station Jacksonville

Jacksonville, FL (August 29, 2018) – District 11 Councilman Danny Becton spent Wednesday morning at Naval Air Station Jacksonville to experience the power of F-35 jets front row and center. F35 Lightning Fighters arrived on August 22nd to train “along with other carried-based jets to participate...

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CM Becton Attends Annual JSO Safety Fair Event

CM Becton Attends Annual JSO Safety Fair Event

Jacksonville, FL (August 4, 2018) -- District 11 Councilman Danny Becton joined the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at its 21st Annual Sheriff’s Watch Safety Fair at the Avenues Mall on Saturday, August 4th. The event was scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and gave the community an opportunity to...

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CM Becton helps Open New LifeSouth Community Blood Center

CM Becton helps Open New LifeSouth Community Blood Center

Jacksonville, FL (July 26, 2018) - LifeSouth Community Blood Center opens up a new headquarters right in the middle of District 11 and Councilman Danny Becton took part in the celebration and ribbon cutting of the donor center. The new LifeSouth location is located at 7840 Baymeadows Way within...

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CM Becton Speaks at Exchange Club of Jacksonville

CM Becton Speaks at Exchange Club of Jacksonville

Jacksonville, FL. (July 12, 2018) - District 11 Councilman Danny Becton was the Special Guest Speaker at the Jacksonville Exchange Club luncheon on Thursday, July 12th. The luncheon started at noon at the River City Brewing Company. The local organization hosts their meetings at the downtown...

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