Democrats Justice Reform upends the Rule of Law

This is what is coming to America Dallas County, TX District Attorney will not prosecute certain crimes.  This includes low level drug crimes, probation violations and thief of items under $750 if for personal use.  He says he is ending the criminalization...

For your summer reading list: Politics

There are a number of political biographies recently out or soon to be out that rehash the old days in Jacksonville. Former State Rep. John Forbes produced his autobiography with Susan Brandenburg, titled “Unlikely Partnership,” referring to the union of Forbes and...

The Crystal Ball spoke truth: Duval County Schools

In May 2018, Eye on Jacksonville welcomed Diana Greene to Jacksonville as Duval County School's new Superintendent. In that article, Lloyd Brown noted that we did not need an increase in taxes but an increase in standards. Did Lloyd Brown have a crystal ball? Check...

Jacksonville renamed to Hughestown?

Brian Hughes The breaking news yesterday was: Sam Mousa, Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Jacksonville is retiring. Sam, a highly qualified professional with deep roots in Jacksonville is being replaced by the only person in Jacksonville that our Mayor...

History is made as the Times-Union fails to publish a paper

For the first time in most people’s memory the daily paper was not published today. This note to subscribers was posted on the paper’s Web site: “Because of technical issues, most copies of the Florida Times-Union were not delivered to subscribers Monday morning....

STUDENT GROWTH IS SMALL BUT SPENDING GROWTH IS NOT

The School Board is contemplating building 30 new schools -- not because the schools are being flooded with new students but because buildings are aging. Dollars are growing faster than children in the local public schools. Since the 2007-08 school year, there has...

Oh to be a fly on the wall in Mayor Curry’s office

Democrats took a drubbing in Jacksonville’s city elections but a couple of them still are alive. Republicans made a sweep in citywide races except for Democrats Tommy Hazouri and Lisa King, who led in their races. Now all eyes are on Mayor Lenny Curry. Who will he...

Troubling signs about our guns. Pay attention.

There are troubling signs that local politicians may be inching towards gun control under pressure from one rich and powerful gun-grabber and others of like minds. Jacksonville, and Florida, have been until now staunch supporters of the rights enshrined in the U.S....

Jacksonville: A city without a vision

So far - as of yesterday - Jacksonville's local elections have a pathetic voter turnout. Only about 75,000 people have cast their vote which is a measly 12% of the population of Jacksonville. Check out the statistics here:...

Guest Writer: My vote for Mayor and why.

Eye recently gave an opportunity to use our platform for anyone who wished to explain why they were voting for their candidate for Mayor. We reached out to all candidates and suggested they have someone write about them. We wanted to be fair and give everyone a...

Mayor’s Debate: Underdog Hill had the best line of the night.

All of the candidates in the mayoral debate at Jacksonville University this week acquitted themselves well, but underdog Jimmy Hill may have surprised a few with his grasp of the issues. Incumbent Mayor Lenny Curry spoke of his “bold, decisive leadership” and cited...

Government BINGO? When will the madness stop?

I thought it had to be a joke. Jacksonville At Large City Council Group 5 candidate Ju'Coby Pittman is advocating for the city to fund BINGO in senior citizens facilities. It wasn't a joke. See the interview here with Ms. Pittman:...

His name’s not on the ballot; yet, is he already the Mayor?

Someone recently asked who I thought should be the Mayor of Jacksonville. My answer: "I propose we write in Shad Kahn’s name and skip the middleman." He's already pulling the strings behind the curtain anyway. Might as well make him Mayor. That's my opinion. What's...

Demolishing the Landing. Why???

For the life of me, I can’t follow the wisdom of city officials regarding the Jacksonville Landing. When first built in the late 1980s, it seemed as if it would be the crown jewel of downtown, much like Baltimore’s popular Inner Harbor, which was built by the same...

Can we arrest our way out of a murder problem?

One problem with politics is the nonsense it generates. Take, for example, crime. Shame on Mayor Lenny Curry and his opponents, and the media, for giving Jacksonville residents the impression that the mayor of a city can control the number of murders in a city. Also,...

Collusion in Jax Politics? Nope says State Attorney.

It landed with a thud, but a recent report from the State Attorney’s Office pointed out how politics prevails in City Hall, which is not exactly a startling revelation. Prosecutors wasted an entire year and who knows how much money investigating another collusion...

Not a good ole boy in Jax? Fuggetaboutit

The ideas about "What to do with The Landing" were everywhere. The local radio station had a place for you to call in with your ideas. Some were great. Some were a little strange. Articles by all the local papers were asking the same thing. Some well known people in...

Chicago in Jacksonville to help solve crime problem??

Yes you read that right. A group from Chicago is here to help Jacksonville decrease it's crime. The City of Jacksonville has hired a firm out of Chicago to the tune of $7,500 to help us figure out how to reduce crime. Cure Violence met with Sheriff Williams, Mayor...

JEA Deserves a Wink for this one!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDmBma_lTKI&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0HRSCDb7LBMUkHEMc1YA7LMhUV5Rxb5HP4_XdHXcx46I34vSuWgf6_Mk0 What are you flushing down your toilet? We love JEA's public service announcement about flushing "stuff" down our toilets. It's...

RIP: Pat Caddell, Bishop Kenny High Alumni

Pat Caddell, the legendary pollster and pundit who died this week at the relatively young age of 68, had roots in Jacksonville. The son of a member of the Coast Guard, Caddell moved several times as a child but was in Jacksonville when he attended high school. As a...

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