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City of Jacksonville

Committee Charge:

The committee is established to serve as a clearinghouse for all ideas, policies and legislation pertaining to three main areas: (i) social injustices; (ii) law enforcement; and (iii) economic development (which encompasses employment, education and infrastructure issues). The goal of the committee is to further equal access and opportunity for all citizens of Jacksonville and to strive to establish programs and policies which serve to eradicate systemic bias as well as honor the unfulfilled promises of consolidation. The committee should engage in active listening of those adversely affected by the decisions of the past which has created historic inadequacies as well as to address current issues which further disparate outcomes. Through an open and frank dialogue of the issues affecting the City, it is my hope that the committee can leverage the momentum spurred by current events and work with community representatives, stakeholders, and community organizations in the process to address present and past inequities by providing equal access and opportunity for the citizens of Jacksonville.

The committee may conduct research and collect and analyze date; it will act as a coordinated group to advise for programs, activities and legislative action which may improve the social inequalities within the City. The committee may also propose policy recommendations for consideration by the Council and the Mayor and executive branch agencies. I am directing the committee to complement any proposals with definitive, practical action plans. The committee may seek advice from public and private subject matter experts and will encourage maximum public participation in its work. It should consider recent work and recommendations of the Charter Revision Commission and community groups, non-profits and those with firsthand knowledge and “boots on the ground” all of which have already established valuable work on the topics of the committee. 


Committee Members

Matt Carlucci - Co-Chair
Brenda Priestly Jackson - Co-Chair

Michael Boylan
Randy DeFoor
Sam Newby
Ron Salem
Randy White

Committee Staff

Colleen Hampsey
Office of the City Council
117 W. Duval St., Suite 430
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Phone:  (904) 255-5151
FAX: (904) 255-5230

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Meeting Information 

ADA Accommodation Notice

Pursuant to the American with Disabilities Act, accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please allow 1-2 business days notification to process; last minute requests will be accepted; but may not be possible to fulfill. Please contact Disabled Services Division at: V 904-255-5466, TTY-904-255-5476, or email your request to KaraT@coj.net.

Meetings as Noticed

City Hall - St. James Building
117 W. Duval Street
Jacksonville, FL  32202

In Session Meetings

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Archived Meetings

Public Records Notice
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September 28, 2020

Committee Meeting
Virtual Meeting

August 24, 2020

Committee Meeting
Virtual Meeting
Notice | Agenda | Video

August 10, 2020

Committee Meeting
Virtual Meeting
Notice | Agenda | Minutes | Video

July 27, 2020

Committee Meeting
Virtual Meeting
Notice | Agenda | Minutes | Video

June 22, 2020

Committee Organizational Meeting
Virtual Meeting
Notice | Agenda | Minutes | Video