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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 trees, and lack of parking signage ().  In addition to these obvious — obvious — improvements, we should add a need to install recycle bins, periodic...

Lack of transparency: whose interest is being served?

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Jacksonville FL, December 3, 20018 – City council defeated a transparency bill 16-3 at its November 27th Tuesday night meeting.  Introduced by At-large member Anna Brosche, the bill called for: posting email and text messages between lobbyists and council members, reporting of campaign contributions by those seeking city contracts valued at $1 million or more, and disclosure of city officials’...

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