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: Today at 10 a.m., the City Council will meet as a Committee of the Whole to vote on the Lot J deal. Despite all of
Dear OurJax Members: The long-anticipated City Council Special Investigative Committee report on JEA was released Monday morning. It began with this quote: “Government without transparency is a breeding
Dear Council President Hazouri and Members of the City Council: Shortly after we begin 2021, you will be asked to make a decision on what may well be
Mark your calendars for Thursday, January 7th when the City Council will meet as a Committee of the Whole to vote on the rigged Lot J deal. If
Tell Them to Scrap Lot J. Start Over! Just like the failed JEA sale, Lot J was rigged to bypass standard procedure. This BAD DEAL commits taxpayers to
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.