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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 Host Town Hall Meeting for Baymeadows Area Residents

CM Becton Host Town Hall Meeting for Baymeadows Area Residents

Jacksonville, FL (July 19, 2018) -It was a packed house at the Baymeadows Town Hall held by District 11 Councilman Danny Becton and the Baymeadows Community Council “BCC” on Thursday night. Over approximately 180 people from different Southside communities filled the conference room at FSCJ’s...

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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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CM Becton Joins Firehouse Subs in Donation Presentation to JFRD

CM Becton Joins Firehouse Subs in Donation Presentation to JFRD

Jacksonville, FL (January 30, 2019) Firefighters have learned they don’t need “jaws of life” to extract a donation from Firehouse Subs. Founded by firefighters, the company recently donated $28,475 to the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department to purchase lifesaving extrication equipment. On...

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CM Becton Presents Resolution 2017-611 to Fred Gazaleh Family

CM Becton Presents Resolution 2017-611 to Fred Gazaleh Family

Jacksonville, FL (January 23, 2018) If the mark of a person’s life is the legacy left behind, attorney Fred C. Gazaleh undoubtedly led a fulfilling and meaningful life. More than 50 family members and former colleagues gathered in the City Council Chambers at the January 23 council meeting to...

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Jacksonville Sheriffs Watch 2018 Schedule Announced

Jacksonville Sheriffs Watch 2018 Schedule Announced

Jacksonville, FL (December 22, 2017) The 2018 Sheriff Watch schedule has been announced for the upcoming calendar year and it is our desire that every neighborhood in District 11 designate at least one community representative to participate. Having a neighborhood member on the Sheriff’s Watch...

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CM Becton Helps Open First Southside Wawa in Town Center

CM Becton Helps Open First Southside Wawa in Town Center

Jacksonville, FL (December 21, 2017) Wawa, an innovative convenience store chain that is a leader in the trend of mini-market gas stations preparing freshly made sandwiches, held its grand opening ceremonies for its 4866 Gate Parkway location. This is location number 3 in Jacksonville but one of 8...

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CM Becton Joins Kraton in Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

CM Becton Joins Kraton in Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Jacksonville, FL (December 15, 2017) Yet another industry leader has opened offices in City Council District 11. Kraton, a leading manufacturer of synthetic block copolymers, held a ribbon cutting recently to mark its move to 9000 Southside Blvd. in the Gramercy Woods office park, formerly know as...

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Web.com Announces New Global HQ with Plans to Stay in District 11

Web.com Announces New Global HQ with Plans to Stay in District 11

Jacksonville, FL (November 15, 2017) Web.com will construct its new global headquarters in District 11 at 5379 Gate Parkway and will be known as Town Center Two. According to a news release sent on November 15, the internet site designer and marketer specializing in small business websites will...

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Council Member Becton Holds District 11 Town Hall South

Council Member Becton Holds District 11 Town Hall South

Jacksonville, FL (November 13, 2017) District 11 Council Member (CM) Danny Becton continues to make every effort to communicate with district residents. On November 13, 2017 he held another town hall, at Bartram Trail Elementary School. City officials in attendance included: Stephanie Burch -...

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IKEA Opens with Big Fanfare as CM Becton Helps Cut Ceremony Log

IKEA Opens with Big Fanfare as CM Becton Helps Cut Ceremony Log

Jacksonville, FL (November 8, 2017) A day that will be remembered as one of the more memorable Grand Openings in Jacksonville’s history as the much anticipated IKEA finally opened its doors here in District 11. The retail giant IKEA known for its hundred thousand square feet stores, self-assembly...

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Town Hall Meeting “South” ANNOUNCEMENT

Town Hall Meeting “South” ANNOUNCEMENT

Jacksonville, FL (November 1, 2017) District 11 City Council Member Danny Becton is holding a town hall for the southern part of the District to engage residents on specific issues to focusing on issues important to the area including Bartram Springs, Bartram Park, Flagler Center and Bayard. CM...

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Resolution for 2017 National Championship Title to Jax Sharks Honored

Resolution for 2017 National Championship Title to Jax Sharks Honored

Jacksonville, FL (October 24, 2017) The Jacksonville City Council recognized the Jacksonville Sharks on their inaugural win of the 2017 National Area League’s (“NAL”) Championship game. On hand was club owner Jeff Bouchy, players and members of the cheerleading dance squad “Attack” of the...

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CM Becton’s Pension Bill 2017-348 Fails to Garner Council Support

CM Becton’s Pension Bill 2017-348 Fails to Garner Council Support

Jacksonville, FL (October 24, 2017) The City Council voted down bill 2017-483 by a 12-5 vote, regarding Council Member Becton’s Extra Contribution Pension Payments. Cynics and sore losers may contend that City Council is where good ideas go to die, not so stated, District 11 City Council Member...

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Southeast Regional Library Marks 20th Anniversary with Special Event

Southeast Regional Library Marks 20th Anniversary with Special Event

Jacksonville, FL (October 21st, 2017) One of the keystones of District 11 marked its 20th anniversary. The Southeast Regional Library located at 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd was packed with visitors to celebrate the occasion. District 11 Council Member Danny Becton was on hand to offer remarks. The...

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Cowford Chophouse Opens for Public Officals First Taste Review

Cowford Chophouse Opens for Public Officals First Taste Review

Jacksonville, FL (October 20, 2017) The evening was a first taste test of sorts for the much anticipated Cowford Chophouse. Public officials and agency partners all gathered to tour the venue and as well as a trial run by the Cowford employees and a chance to try out their training. The Cowford...

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Nocatee (Duval County) Town Hall Meeting Announces New JSO Agreement

Nocatee (Duval County) Town Hall Meeting Announces New JSO Agreement

Jacksonville, FL (October 18, 2017) Duval County residents in Nocatee learned of a new Memorandum of Agreement (“MOA”) signed between Duval and St. Johns counties that will provide quicker police response times for priority-one type calls. District 11 Council Member Danny Becton and Zone 3 Chief...

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TOWN HALL MEETING – NOCATEE (Duval County) ANNOUNCEMENT

TOWN HALL MEETING – NOCATEE (Duval County) ANNOUNCEMENT

Jacksonville FL (September 30, 2017) Councilmember Danny Becton is hosting a District 11 town hall meeting on Wednesday, October 18, to engage residents on specific issues to focusing on issues important to the area of Duval Nocatee. CM Becton will also be providing an annual report update on past...

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CM Becton Shepherds Passage of Bill 2018-049 to Extend Storm Repair Refunds

CM Becton Pushes for Responsible Spending During Budget Final Passage

Jacksonville, FL (September 26, 2017) If you come to know District 11 Council Member Danny Becton, then you will understand that his 25+ years as a small business owner and previously having served six years as Treasurer of his large HOA, these experiences have molded his fiscal policy to be one...

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CM Becton Shepherds Passage of Bill 2018-049 to Extend Storm Repair Refunds

City Council Passed $1.17 Billion-Dollar Budget for 2017-2018

  Jacksonville, FL (September 26, 2017) After 54+ hours of budget Finance Committee hearings during the month of August, City Council passed a General Fund/General Service District (GSD) budget in the amount of $1,170,403,835 Billion-Dollars for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. (District 11 Council...

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District 11 Resident Greg Tison Honored with Council Resolution

District 11 Resident Greg Tison Honored with Council Resolution

Jacksonville, FL (August 22, 2017) On May 23rd, 2017, City Council passed a resolution honoring District 11 resident Greg Tison as the 2017 Recipient of the National Market Manager of the Year Award as presented by the National Association of Produce Managers (“NAPMM”). NAPMM, is an all-volunteer...

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District 11 Continues to be a Hub for Job Creation in Jacksonville

District 11 Continues to be a Hub for Job Creation in Jacksonville

Jacksonville FL (July 27, 2017) The Ernst & Young LLP Financial Services Office officially opened in the Flagler Center with a ribbon cutting on July 27, 2017. The ceremony included Ernst & Young’s leadership, Mayor Lenny Curry, City Council President Anna Lopez Brosche, District 11...

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IKEA Seeking 250 Co-Workers Job Opportunities, Now!

IKEA Seeking 250 Co-Workers Job Opportunities, Now!

Jacksonville FL (July 11, 2017) IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced that coworker recruitment is underway for its future Jacksonville store, opening Fall 2017 along the northwestern corner of Interstate 295 and Gate Parkway, approximately 10 miles southeast of...

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Becton Presents 2017-348 Extra Contribution Plan to Council

Becton Presents 2017-348 Extra Contribution Plan to Council

Jacksonville FL (June 5, 2017) Councilman Becton presented his Pension “Extra Contribution” Bill 2017–348 to nine fellow council members, media and constituents at a luncheon at City Hall. As Becton explained, his bill would commit the idea of an “annual” payment for an “extra contribution” based...

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Amazon Offers a Job Fair for Prospective Employees

Amazon Offers a Job Fair for Prospective Employees

Jacksonville, FL (May 22, 2017) Amazon is expanding its presence in Jacksonville and is looking for new employees. It is offering a job fair on Monday, May 22 from noon to 2pm and 6 to 8pm at the Florida State College Jacksonville North Campus 4501 Capper Road in Auditorium C. In recent months,...

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