Category Archives: News

August Letter from Lori

Dear friends, I hope you have all been enjoying this warm summer! Things are heating up at City Council, too as we begin the budget review and the August campaign season is in full swing. But nothing on the August … Continue reading

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Budget 2016-2017

While many think of August as the end of summer, hurricane season, or maybe the return to school, for City Council this is budget month. The Mayor and his staff have been working for months on preparing an Operating Budget … Continue reading

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Landon Middle School Track

For several years I have been working with Ashley Smith Juarez, the current School Board Chair and our School Board District representative, to make Landon track available to the public on nights, weekends and during the summer. We arrived at … Continue reading

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Precinct and Congressional District Boundaries Change

You should have recently received a new voter registration card from the Supervisor of Elections Office. I assumed they were just sending out new ones because of the elections coming up- not realizing the boundaries of precincts have changed and … Continue reading

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Letter from Lori (March 2016 Edition)

Dear friends, If I were asked to name the two top priorities for our City Council, and the City in general, they would be the economic stability of our City and the safety of our residents. I put the latter … Continue reading

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JTA Unveils New Bus Lanes and Queue Jumps in Downtown Jacksonville and the Southbank

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – February 26, 2016 – As part of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s (JTA) First Coast Flyer™ (Bus Rapid Transit) downtown enhancement project, new bus-only lanes have been added along Bay, Jefferson, Broad and Forsyth Streets in Downtown and … Continue reading

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Agreement reached with JEA: Contribution, Charter changes, and Joint Efforts

This week, Council will likely pass amendments to the City Charter regarding the JEA contribution that will be in effect for the next 5 year period, as well as approve an Interagency Agreement that obligates JEA to work with the … Continue reading

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Letter from Lori

Dear Friends, I wish you all a joyous and wonderful holiday season!  Take time to enjoy your friends, family, and think about the real reasons for our holidays. We have so much to be thankful for, even though there are … Continue reading

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Old San Jose sidewalk near Hendricks

Great news!  The low lying sidewalk near Hendricks Ave Elementary School has been repaired.  Each time it rained a stretch of sidewalk would flood just south of the school along San Jose Blvd. The repair consisted of removing the low … Continue reading

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Lady St. Johns removed from the Southbank Riverwalk

Residents along the Southbank notified my office in late October that the Lady St. Johns party boat was sinking. After a few of months of taking on water, the Lady St. Johns parked along the Southbank Riverwalk has been removed.  … Continue reading

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Special Committee on CIP Proposes Policy Changes On Debt and Capital Projects

Last newsletter I wrote about the Special CIP committee just as we completed our review of projects and their funding sources. That effort yielded funds for this year, as well as some for next year without issuing new debt. In … Continue reading

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Transition Committees Hard at Work

I have had the opportunity to appear before several of Mayor-Elect Curry’s transition Committees. Both the Infrastructure Committee and The Fiscal Responsibility Committee wanted to hear about our review of the Capital Improvement Program. My presentations differed in focus- for … Continue reading

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