The thousand cuts have finished. Now we heal.

I have been speaking these words in my head for the last month, "Death by a thousand cuts," each time we heard about one more executive order regarding what we could and could not do. Each little cut meant one less piece of liberty we could enjoy. Each little cut hurt...

SBA Loans Available for North Florida business owners

One of our readers sent us this email and we wanted to get this information to you asap. Thanks for sharing!! Details are below for assistance to a business’, they would apply directly to SBDC on-line and this is now open for the Bridge Loan or contact SBDC local...

Hope is what we need!

Yesterday I went to the Loop Restaurant to pick up lunch.  There were 2 couples eating in the restaurant AND black take out boxes lined up for the To Go Order.  The Loop is a locally owned restaurant and the founder is a man who puts his trust in God. ...

JEA management is digging a hole and raising suspicions

Advice to top management at JEA: When you are in a hole, stop digging. Under investigation by local government and the feds for its botched attempt to sell the utility, JEA brass are suspected of stonewalling on releasing public records. City Council’s special...

Media blackout on good news is all about politics

Frustration is at a high level among those who operate Florida’s largest school choice organization – and it should be. An incredible bit of media malpractice is taking place in this state. Two recent events provide strong evidence that school choice is beneficial to...

Mayor’s office taking lessons from Nancy Pelosi?

One of our readers sent me this picture. Eye thanks our readers for keeping us in the loop on news worthy items. We can't be everywhere so having your "Eyes" out there helps us. When we saw this picture and posting by City Council Vice President Tommy Hazouri - our...

Is justice fair in our city government? You decide.

Before anyone starts screaming at me that I don't support this new bill placing tougher regulations on strip clubs and establishing the Sex Trafficking Survivors Leadership Council in Jacksonville, hear me out. I can speak to this issue because I have a family member...

JEA: The Virus of Manipulation. We beat it!

We are all watching the news about the "latest" world wide pandemic -- the Coronavirus. I'm in my 60s and I've seen this played over and over again. It has been proven that just before elections, suddenly a world crisis occurs and a new disease is spreading. The...

Jacksonville hopes to have a new Tide Czar. What?

Jacksonville politicians want to go along with the crowd. Because almost every other county in the state has jumped on the bandwagon, the City Council now is considering a bill to create a “resiliency” office, at an initial cost of $300,000 a year. The new “tide czar”...

Jacksonville’s voting process is secure

One of the reasons foreign nations are constantly trying to hack into computers in the U.S. that contain elections data is to sow distrust in our voting process and election integrity. The entire Russian Collusion Delusion was based on this false premise. There are...

Food deserts, Camelot, Bigfoot and other flights of fancy

It has gotten way too easy for politicians to lead the media around by the nose. There are plenty of examples at the national level but there are some in Jacksonville, too. One classic example: Local media faithfully report on the mythical phenomenon of “food...

What’s next for JEA? A turnaround expert.

There were a few times in my career when one of my CEO clients got into a situation that required a Turnaround Expert to be called in to help. Sometimes that situation was their own doing and other times, it was someone within the organization that had messed things...

Everyone in Jacksonville will miss Jake Godbold

Former Mayor Jake Godbold Jake Godbold, one of Jacksonville’s outstanding political figures, has died at the age of 86. He was the second mayor of the consolidated government, following Hans Tanzler. Before that he was a city councilman and served as a council...

Can downtown be saved? Lori Boyer is trying

It must be tough to be Lori Boyer right now. Lori is a former City Council Member and now runs the Downtown Investment Authority (DIA). Downtown development is not easy and has been a thorn in Jacksonville's side for many, many years. Jacksonville is in a messy...

JEA Board: It’s time to Admit. Apologize. Act.

The headlines in the local newspapers created head-shaking. But I wasn't surprised. All the fingers are pointing and those who made poor decisions are looking for others to blame. It's pretty typical of weak leadership. And at this point in time, the JEA Board is weak...

Care about our city? Join this group

OurJax is a newly formed group of concerned citizens who care deeply about the governance of our beloved City of Jacksonville. Sounds like our kind of people!! Because of the recent JEA debacle and some other issues that have raised red flags about our city...

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