Another day, another crisis in local government

Another day, another crisis in local government

One thing about government: it never seems to lack a crisis requiring more government action. At a meeting of a special committee of the City Council Monday, another crisis was announced. According to a bureaucrat identified as Dawn Lockhart, there is a crisis in...

Parents are entitled to watch their children being educated

Parents are entitled to watch their children being educated

If teachers are not going to return to the classrooms, and only want to teach online, the teaching sessions should be public. Parents certainly should be able to watch their kids learning. And why not let the public watch, too? Education is being changed by the Red...

SonnyB isn’t happy with so-called Victory against Chick-fil-a

SonnyB isn’t happy with so-called Victory against Chick-fil-a

From SonnyB: This letter was written to the organization called Texas Values in San Antonio that was fighting a bill sent to their city council to vote on. That bill was to keep the Chick-fil-a from coming to the San Antonio airport. Well needless to say it went to...

Political Fight: Council should put need over politics

Political Fight: Council should put need over politics

It is clear that a special committee of the City Council is mired in a muddle over its mission. The Special Committee on Social Injustice and Community Investment met Monday, and some of the defects began to show. The first is that the committee was tasked with...

Local parents say: when parents become schoolteachers, pay them

Local parents say: when parents become schoolteachers, pay them

Conservatives refer to public education as The Blob – and for good reason. Like the menacing mass of black goo in the film of the same name, it consumes everything and produces nothing, while moving at a snail’s pace. In the current environment, where everything is...

Tracie Davis – Bad for School Choice. Bad for our Children.

Tracie Davis – Bad for School Choice. Bad for our Children.

The District 13 House of Representative seat between incumbent Tracie Davis and candidate Dr. Cynthia Smith is up for grabs. By choosing radical leftist incumbent Tracie Davis, you side with the teacher’s union, which is totally AGAINST school choice. On the other...

City needs roads? Not exactly a new problem

City needs roads? Not exactly a new problem

One hot topic in City Haul currently is spending on public infrastructure improvements. This is not anything new. In December 1882 – the same year pitchman P.T. Barnum bought his famous elephant Jumbo – the editor of the Daily Times in Jacksonville wrote: "Outside of...

Lift Your Voice about the naming of parks

Lift Your Voice about the naming of parks

Now that Hemming Park is no longer a racist entity in Jacksonville, we can all sleep better. But wait!! If that is the cure to racism -- changing names of parks -- why haven't we been sleeping better since 2015? Funny thing happened on the way to Mayor Curry's desk...

Mush for the masses from a shrinking paper seeking to be relevant

Mush for the masses from a shrinking paper seeking to be relevant

Tone-deaf editorial writers at a small, liberal newspaper in the city are calling for higher taxes and spending as the nation stares into the depths of a depression. While eminently predictable because of the paper’s left-wing slant, and largely irrelevant because it...

Communist influence seen in school opening tussle

Communist influence seen in school opening tussle

Local parents who want to see the public schools open are concerned that their opponents are supported by two organizations with communist connections. The well-organized effort had an entire week of activities scheduled, to conclude with a march in Tallahassee...

Big spending plans for the city will benefit mostly a few areas

Big spending plans for the city will benefit mostly a few areas

If there has been neglect of some areas of the city as alleged, but not proven, apparently it may be rectified over the next five years. Closer examination of the city’s proposed Capital Improvements Plan shows $3 billion in spending on infrastructure is planned....

I’ve been black all my life.  I qualify to speak about BLM

I’ve been black all my life. I qualify to speak about BLM

In a recent post by Eye's Sr. Editor, Lloyd Brown, he stated, "Politicians should show proof or stop slandering the people of Jacksonville." I agree with Lloyd and I am a black man. I am also extremely proud to be a resident of Jacksonville and a citizen of this great...

The City wants to Contact Trace you, pretty please

The City wants to Contact Trace you, pretty please

In a post on social media today, the City of Jacksonville asked you to please answer a phone number you don't recognize. The person calling will let you know you may have been exposed to someone with COVID19. This will prevent you from spreading it to others. They...

The Florida Times Union did us proud

The Florida Times Union did us proud

Four journalists from the Times Union sheltered down for a while and collaborated on the facts of the JEA scandal. The report they put together is long, filled with facts, diagrams, and information gathered from text messages, emails, meeting notes, and other sources...

The tale of two sheriffs – Faith or Fear

The tale of two sheriffs – Faith or Fear

Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams told the world yesterday "we can't pull it off" in regards to hosting the RNC Convention here next month. The message he conveyed was vague and his appearance showed someone who had given up. That's not the look you want on your...

Protest in Jacksonville calls for defunding the police

Protest in Jacksonville calls for defunding the police

All over the country there is a movement to defund the police. This certainly came out of nowhere for the majority of Americans but evidently it appears it was a planned strategy behind the scenes for BLM. Yesterday in Jacksonville, Northside Coalition president Ben...

Heated battle being waged over opening of local government schools

Heated battle being waged over opening of local government schools

With the School Board wavering on the re-opening of government schools, parents who favor opening school buildings to students see hanky-panky by those who don’t. The two sides are the online crowd vs. the “brick-and-mortar” crowd. While the administration in telling...

Could the DIA be our next JEA?

Could the DIA be our next JEA?

The Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) was formed in 2013 to revitalize Jacksonville's urban core. The DIA is the sole development and community redevelopment agency for Downtown. It is guided by a nine-member board of directors appointed by the Mayor and the City...

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