Photo of Council Member Rory Diamond, District 13
August 04, 2020
JACKSONVILLE, FL, August 4, 2020 – This morning Councilman Rory Diamond met with Jacksonville-area veterans groups advocating for the re-naming of Hemming Park to “Veterans Memorial Park.”   While each of the leaders representing a broad range of Jacksonville veterans feel passionately that we must recognize the many sacrifices of our freedom fighters, each of them agreed to support the renaming of Hemming Park to “James Weldon Johnson Park” to recognize the unique contribution Johnson made to our city and nation.  Councilman Diamond will introduce an amendment to Bill 2020-357 to include both renaming of Hemming Park for Johnson and the inclusion of a “Veterans Memorial Plaza” within that park in the area around the American and service branch flags.
July 14, 2020
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Incoming Council President Tommy Hazouri confirmed his support for the continuation of the Special Committee on Resiliency in a June 30th memorandum noting the committee’s official charge and makeup. In a noticed meeting on July 14th, outgoing committee Chair, Councilmember Matt Carlucci, welcomed the appointment of Councilmember Randy DeFoor as the committee’s new Chair. In addition to Councilmembers Carlucci and DeFoor, Councilmembers Michael Boylan, Garrett Dennis, and Joyce Morgan will sit on the committee.
 
June 17, 2020
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. June 17, 2020 — In accordance with Ordinance 2005-361- E, the first Committee week and City Council meeting in the month of July 2020 are suspended due to the Legislated Summer Break.
 
Photo of Council Member Garrett Dennis, District 9.
June 17, 2020
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Following the removal of the Confederate monument in Hemming Park, Council Member Dennis has introduced new legislation to rename the park James Weldon Johnson Park.  
Photo of Council Member Garrett Dennis, District 9.
June 08, 2020
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Following an announcement that JEA would resume disconnection of services on July 7, 2020, Council Member Dennis will hold a noticed meeting Tuesday, June 9, at 10:30 a.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss options to assist customers at risk of disconnection. 
 
Photo of Council Member Garrett Dennis, District 9.
June 04, 2020
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – In an effort to take meaningful legislative action, Council Member Garrett Dennis has introduced the following legislation:
 
Photo of Council Member Garrett Dennis, District 9.
June 03, 2020
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After a discussion at the Special City Council Meeting and a plea for unity, City Council members and other elected local and state representatives will have a Solidarity Walk on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. The walk will begin on the steps of City Hall, 117 West Duval Street, and end at the Jacksonville Fire Rescue – Station 1, 611 North Liberty St., Jacksonville, FL  32202.
 
May 31, 2020

Elected Officials from members of the Jacksonville City Council and State of Florida Representatives, will host a press conference, to share a unified statement regarding the “Caravan for Justice” Protest. Unfortunately, unexpected violence took place, after a peaceful protest on Saturday, May 30th in downtown Jacksonville.

Photo of Council Member Garrett Dennis, District 9.
May 26, 2020
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Tonight the Jacksonville City Council unanimously passed bill 2020-0243 introduced by Councilman Garrett Dennis.
Photo of Council Member Garrett Dennis, District 9.
March 10, 2020
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Following a discussion at the City Council meeting, Bill 2020-0117 passed unanimously.
 
This bill increases the amount of homestead exemption for low income persons 65 and over from $25,000 to $50,000. The Property Appraiser’s Office estimates that the additional $25,000 exemption would apply to 2,476 senior-owned properties.
 
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