Once again the Mayor’s office is shutting down fun in Jacksonville. Now he’s attacking college football guests who come to Jacksonville for fun, fellowship, football and no stinking drama!
The Florida Georgia game is a week away and the city is stalling on permitting this big, well attended, well known, long standing event/party at the Jacksonville Landing.
We’ve written about the Mayor and his staff messing with The Landing owners over and over again and they are not stopping. Remember this article: https://eyeonjacksonville.com/mob-tactics-erasing-your-enemies-its-happening-nationally-locally-too/
The citizens of Jacksonville are weary of this fight.
We are watching mobs nationally and it appears instead of using professional negotiation tactics, the Mayor’s office likes the mob way better. We are weary of this. We want leadership. We want professionalism. We want the Mayor to stop campaigning for his next run as Mayor — and do his job.
What is at stake if he can’t make this behavior change:
- Jacksonville’s perceived image across the nation. We already have problems with the downgrading of our credit rating because of a failure to lead and negotiate well.
- Loss of revenue. Potential guests and potential conferences will find another place to go. Who wants to get caught up in political fighting when planning fun, lively events?
- Trust. His inability to lead without bully tactics causes many of us to distrust him and wonder what else may be going on behind the scenes.
- Fun. A city surrounded by waterways and close to the beach should be fun. We are losing fun and dang it people – we need to have fun again!
We call on the Mayor to get that permit done. The Florida/Georgia guests are days away and you have a chance to rebuild our image NOW. Make us proud and for crying out loud, can you please … Make Jacksonville Fun Again!