Thank you Officer Hawkins for all you and your fellow JBPD officers do to keep Jacksonville Beach safe! I am grateful I had the opportunity to ride with you last night and this morning! Whether you were dealing with speeders, drunks, residents or homeless, you treated each one with compassion and respect. We truly do have the BEST police department! ... See MoreSee Less
1 day ago
Last night, I attended the 6th Community Conversation meeting facilitated by the City of Jacksonville Beach to obtain input from our citizens on their vision for the future of Jacksonville Beach. Once all the Community Conversations are completed, the community feedback will be compiled into a Vision and Strategic Plan for Jacksonville Beach. And then, with this information, the City of Jacksonville Beach will be able to update our Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code to support the vision and update the land development policies necessary to achieve that vision. I will continue to share updates on future meetings as we work through this important process. It is important that citizens continue to participate in this process so the plans for the future of Jacksonville Beach reflect your aspirations for our community! P.S. Check out these historical articles from 40 years ago. For more information about Jacksonville Beach's Comprehensive Plan: www.jacksonvillebeach.org/sites/default/files/documents/Plan_Dev/2030_comprehensive_plan_-_adopte... ... See MoreSee Less
1 day ago
Day 2 in Tallahassee included meeting with Rep. Cord Byrd and attending the Senate meeting and House meeting as they discussed the proposed budget. This has been a great learning experience and a valuable opportunity to talk with our legislators and remind them they need to protect Jacksonville Beach's Home Rule authority. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Can you give us a sense of where you think things will land at this juncture or too premature? Does maintaining our home rule have a significant uphill battle?
Represent us well
We had a productive day meeting with our legislators. Thank you to Senator Aaron Bean, Representatives Tracie Davis, Wyman Duggan and Jason Fischer for meeting with us and discussing all the legislation that will impact Jacksonville Beach. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Sandy, you look happy with all your new opportunities and challenges. Next thing ya know, Jim will have you doing the gator chomp!