Despite being urged by OurJax, the Jacksonville Civic Council, and The Florida Times-Union to conduct a thorough review of the Lot J proposal, as well as having many serious questions raised by the City Council Auditor, Mayor Lenny Curry continues to press members of the council to steamroll approval by December 8.
According to a Monday report in The Times-Union, the DIA will meet Wednesday to quickly recommend to approve, deny, or to approve the deal with conditions. That meeting will be followed Thursday by a meeting of the Council to vote on moving the legislation to a final vote just next week, on Tuesday, December 8.
On Sunday, Nate Monroe’s Times-Union column pointed out that in the early 1990s the city agreed to a consent order with the state not to use the Lot J land for recreational or residential uses because of the contamination in the soil and water beneath Lot J.
Council President Tommy Hazouri and Councilmember Matt Carlucci continue to be vocal in their position to seek adequate time for a thorough review. OurJax is asking again for you to add your voice to theirs by sending emails and calling council members, and also by writing letters to the editor of The Times-Union.