Transparency, Integrity and Accountability

Why Lot J Failed

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 heard. Below are links to reports in the Florida Times-Union about how it all played out, and why seven members of the City Council voted “No.”

Times-Union reporter Christopher Hong quoted council member Garrett Dennis:

“Let’s face it. The people don’t want this deal,” Dennis said. “The people don’t want Lenny Curry’s poorly negotiated deal.”

Florida Times-Union: Jacksonville City Council Passes On Take-It-Or-Leave-It Lot J Deal

Columnist Nate Monroe wrote:

“Lot J, the taxpayer incentive package Mayor Lenny Curry’s administration negotiated with Jaguars owner Shad Khan, was inflated by greed and failed by ego.”

Nate Monroe: Jaguars’ Lot J Project Dies a Noisy, Jacksonville-style Death

With your support and help, OurJax will continue to advocate for a new culture in Jacksonville’s government where our leaders make decisions that reflect Integrity, Transparency, and Accountability.

Michael J. Ward
OurJax Chair

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