Jacksonville, Florida


AMENDED | MEDIA RELEASE Council Member Garrett Dennis Public Hearing Regarding 2022-464

AMENDED: Public Hearings regarding Bill 2022-464 Adult Arcade Amusement Center. Due to the changes to the Zoning Code, there are additional public hearings required by state law. This bill is also sent to Planning Commission and then to LUZ so the timing of the hearings are different than a regular non-LUZ bill. The Council public hearings on this item are July 26 and August 9.

Heat Advisory is in effect for Duval County today

While Duval County is under a Heat Advisory until 8pm tonight, we wanted to remind you of some places to stay cool and out of the heat. ​. The City of Jacksonville has multiple locations open to the public that offer air conditioning, or other ways to cool off in extreme heat including JaxParks pools and Splash Pads, City Of Jacksonville Senior Services Division senior centers, and Jacksonville Public Library branches open to the public.

Volunteers Needed for July 5th Beach Cleanup

The City of Jacksonville and Keep Jacksonville Beautiful will partner with Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol for the annual July 5th Beaches Cleanup following the Independence Day holiday. Last year, the event drew 221 volunteers who donated 442 hours to collect 150 bags, or 3,000 pounds of debris. When: 7 a.m....

River Life: Hurricane season, Jacksonville and the St. Johns River

Hurricanes are part of living in Florida and regretfully, when combined with the St. Johns River, can make a destructive and even deadly combination. And timing is critical. A key component concerning hurricane damage is the timing of the storm and the tides. Hurricanes are massive low-pressure areas with swirling winds at speeds over 74 miles per hour. The low pressure allows water to rise and the wind, depending on speed and direction, can push water into the St. Johns River. Then there are the tides. All of this combines to cause flooding.

MEDIA RELEASE Councilman Reggie Gaffney, Ms. Sharon Coon and the Friends of Brentwood Public Library

Jacksonville, FL - Councilman Reggie Gaffney, Ms. Sharon Coon and the Friends of Brentwood Public Library, Inc., will hold a press conference at 1:00PM on June 8th, 2022, at the Jacksonville Public Library located at 303 N. Laura Street to announce the James Weldon Johnson Young Writers Festival Where Students Can Win Up To $6,400 in Cash and Scholarships and Show Off Their Poetry/Playwriting Skills. Registration is happening now.

In the Nation’s current climate, a peace of mind means thriving in a safe community surrounded by yo

In the Nation’s current climate, a peace of mind means thriving in a safe community surrounded by your loved ones. This could be caused by a number of factors such as limited access to mental health treatment, food insecurity, or simply living below the federal poverty line. On an early Saturday morning the Mayor’s Community Based Crime Reduction Program in partnership with the New Town Success Zone provided an immediate remedy by hosting a free food distribution and medical clinic. Families were gifted with medical supplies, fresh produce/poultry, nonperishable items, plush toys, and more. 18 volunteers distributed 6,325 pounds of donated goods to 379 households.

$6,400 in Cash and Scholarships

Free Registration Due by June 10 for Friends of Brentwood Library Contest. Students in grades 3-12 can win cash and scholarships from a $6,400 prize pool by submitting a poem or an original dramatic monologue to the inaugural James Weldon Johnson Young Writer’s Festival, led by the Friends of Brentwood Library in partnership with the City of Jacksonville, Duval County Public Schools, and Jacksonville Public Library.

City of Jacksonville Recognizes Women Veterans

The City of Jacksonville’s Military Affairs and Veterans Department joins Northeast Florida Women Veterans, Inc. to celebrate Women Veterans Recognition Week, now in its ninth year. “Women veterans have played an integral part in protecting this country alongside their male counterparts, and have made immeasurable contributions,” said Mayor Curry....

Special Council Meeting on Vacancy in Office of Sheriff

In accordance with provisions of Council Rule 4.103, as Council President, I hereby call a Special Meeting of the City Council to be held on Monday, June 6, 2022, at 12:00 p.m., in the Council Chamber, 1st Floor City Hall-St. James Building, 117 West Duval Street, Jacksonville, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and consider action upon the following pending Resolution:

City Council | 2022-2023 Installation Ceremony

Notice is hereby given that the Jacksonville City Council will meet for the purpose of hosting the 2022- 2023 Installation of Council Leadership Ceremony scheduled for 6:00 p.m., Friday, June 24, 2022, Ritz Theatre and Museum located at 829 North Davis Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202. Immediately following the installation ceremony a reception will be held in the Museum and Jazz Hall located within the Ritz Theatre and Museum.

Jacksonville City Council President Samuel Newby Pivotal in Securing Necessary Funding for Small Bu

Jacksonville, Fla. – June 1, 2022 – LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) Jacksonville has awarded a majority of the $1 million grant it received from the City of Jacksonville to multiple small businesses from Jacksonville’s most under-resourced communities. The $1 million grant, which was secured by Jacksonville City Council President Samuel Newby, supported LISC Jacksonville’s Small Business Equity Fund, an equity investment fund the organization created to empower these small businesses, help them grow, and seed wealth building in challenged neighborhoods.