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.”
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.”
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