A Wink goes to Aundra Wallace, the CEO of the Downtown Investment Authority.
I attended a meeting today where two proposals were reviewed by the Strategic Implementation Committee. These proposals were to sell a property that is highly distressed. I watched as the staff and the Committee members spoke with both groups who wanted to purchase and redevelop the property.
It was professional and I appreciated how the Committee Members asked great questions and carefully considered both proposals. The Members were excited by a new document that is still in DRAFT form and was created by the DIA staff to create a fair and conscience way to value the proposals.
See the form below. It’s still a DRAFT and may go through more changes — but the members were excited about it and felt it enhanced the decision-making process for them.
I love attending these meetings and hearing how decisions are made with our tax dollars. Feel free to come along anytime. You’ll enjoy it and learn a lot.
And by the way — the group who was given the go-ahead to move forward with this redevelopment may be bringing a grocery vendor downtown. That would be great! And that would eliminate the City Council bailing out a grocery store chain with $3 Million of our dollars. See that article here: https://eyeonjacksonville.com/jax-city-council-pen-vs-gun/ Call your City Council member about that one! Voting on it soon.
Love handing out Winks. Much more fun than those Stinks!