September 22, 2021
In The Public Interest

Author - Sherry Magill

Sherry Magill is a community leader and retired private foundation executive. She is a co-founder of Jaxlookout.

HRO Update

City council members heard public comment on Tuesday evening on a bill that expands protections under Jacksonville’s human rights ordinance to LGBTQ persons.  Florida’s First District Court of Appeal recently struck down Jacksonville’s Human...

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. . . we are learning — “Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed.” Ralph Waldo Emerson In his essay Friendship, Ralph Waldo Emerson argues that “we have a great deal more kindness than is ever spoken.” Despite...

Local CARES emergency bill

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced yesterday that he is asking City council to pass emergency legislation to allocate funding from the federal Covid-19 relief funding during a special council meeting to be held Monday, May 27 at 1 pm...

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Donors Shrink, Nonprofits Struggle

Jacksonville, FL–The number of individuals supporting Northeast Florida’s nonprofit organizations “declined significantly” between 2007 and 2017, according to the 2019 State of the Sector report released today by the Nonprofit Center for Northeast...

Low Hanging Fruit

Yesterday, the Florida Times-Union editorial called for local elected leaders to do the obvious in historic downtown, Jacksonville’s Northbank.  TU’s editors lament one-way streets, narrow sidewalks, coin-operated parking meters, the lack of shade...

The Open Government Movement

Jacksonville’s city government could do a better job engaging the public and being transparent, according to the Task Force on Open Government report issued in late June (view or download pdf document here). It calls specifically for an easy to...

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