July 29, 2021
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LOT J: scrap “rigged deal” says Our Jax

“Rigged Lot J deal” should be scrapped; City should start over

In a strongly worded statement, Our Jax describes the current Lot J deal as “rigged,” and urges citizens to join their effort to stop approval by City Council.

City Council’s Committee of the Whole, which has been reviewing the taxpayer subsidized deal negotiated by Mayor Lenny Curry and his administration, will meet again on January 7, 2021. It’s possible that the Committee will, if 13 members agree, move the Lot J bill to the full Council for approval as early as Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Once the measure is moved out of committee to the full Council for a vote, a simple majority of ten members are needed to approve the legislation.

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Our Jax was organized in early 2020 by a group of local citizens concerned about the Curry Administration’s effort to sell JEA. They argue that “a new culture of local government decision making must be established [in Jacksonville] to embrace Integrity, Transparency, and Accountability and restore the public’s faith that actions taken are in the best interest of the citizens . . .

Citizens may use this link to find City Council members’ contact information: https://www.coj.net/city-council.aspx

FULL DISCLOSURE: Sherry Magill serves on the Our Jax Advisory Board

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Sherry Magill

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

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