David Miller, Chair
Michael J. Ward, Chair Emeritus
Audrey Moran, Vice Chair
Michael Hightower, Treasurer
Sherry Magill, Secretary
During the last year, OurJax has provided leadership and given our citizens an important voice to halt a pair of flawed government policy actions, sale of JEA, and the proposal to develop Lot J.
We’ve shown public officials that our citizens don’t like being left out when our leaders are deciding Jacksonville’s future out of the sunshine, in secret.
We’ve proven that when we speak out, we can make a difference.
Through OurJax, you now have a voice.
Going forward, OurJax is refocusing its mission to advocate for a new culture in Jacksonville’s government where the public’s interest is first and our leaders do their work in the sunshine and in full view of the taxpayers.
We will work to create a more ethical framework that will foster a culture of decision making our citizens can once again trust.
If you aren’t already an OurJax Member, please join us to be a part of this advocacy campaign for Ethics Reform in Jacksonville’s government. Just click the Join Us Button.
Dear OurJax Members, The JEA Special Investigative Committee’s final report by counsel Steve Busey in January didn’t receive the news coverage or community conversation it deserved because of
Dear OurJax Members: During the last several months, we’ve all worked together to halt a pair of flawed government policy actions, sale of JEA and the proposal to
Dear OurJax Members: The aftermath of news from the failed Lot J effort continues to show us that bad things can happen when government policy is made behind
Dear OurJax Members: The drama over the failed Lot J proposal appears to have ended, due in large part to opposition from engaged taxpayers who wanted their voices
Dear City Council President Hazouri and Members of the Council: We expect City Council to vote Tuesday on Ordinance 2020-0648, the current Lot J taxpayer subsidized private development
Dear OurJax Members: Thursday, a majority of the City Council not only turned a deaf ear to the overwhelming opposition from the community to the current Lot J
Our goal is transparency, integrity, accountability and local control. We believe the citizens of Northeast Florida all deserve a full investigation of the recent efforts to sell JEA. Only after constant revelations by the local media exposed the self-dealing, secrecy and scandals involved in the sale process, was an emergency Christmas Eve-morning meeting of the governing Board of JEA held which ended the effort to sell JEA.
This investigation should provide clear answers, accountability and understanding of a rushed sales process, that was hurried it appears at the direction at the highest levels of Jacksonville government.
We now know, through public records requests shared by local media, that many private utility giants bid billions of dollars to acquire JEA, which only proves the incredible economic value of JEA. We also know that continuing to locally own, operate and manage JEA has great value for our community and our citizens.
Our goal is to ensure this current halt to the process of sale is not a temporary pause. The best way to avoid future political pressure placed on the JEA Board to sell JEA is by conducting a thorough investigation to understand exactly what transpired among leadership in power in 2019.
We are a coalition of concerned citizens interested in working together to let our political leadership know that we will no longer standby while decisions are made without transparency, integrity, accountability, and local control in the operation of our entire city government.
The purpose of OurJax.com, Inc. is to promote Integrity, Transparency and Accountability in governmental and quasi-governmental entities in greater Northeast Florida, including but not limited to the City of Jacksonville and its related governmental entities.