Jacksonville Beach News

Learn About 2018 Jacksonville Beach Candidates

Jacksonville Beach Candidate Forum As a service to Jacksonville Beach voters, Beaches Watch sponsored a candidate forum for the Jacksonville Beach candidates on the General Election ballot.  The candidate forum was held Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 7pm at the Jacksonville Beach Community Center, 2508 South Beach Parkway, Jacksonville Beach. The Jacksonville Beach candidate forum was open to the public and gave voters the opportunity to meet the candidates and learn

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Jacksonville Beach Recognized for 80 Years Council-Manager Form of Government

At the April 16 City Council meeting, Jacksonville Beach was recognized by the Florida City and County Managers Association for the city’s 80th year anniversary as a Council-Manager form of government. All three beach cities, Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach and Neptune Beach have a Council-Manager form of government. Learn more about this type of government: Council-Manager Government Q&A

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FDOT A1A Drainage Improvements Open House Thurs. Feb. 1

On February 1, the Florida Department of Transportation will host an open house regarding a drainage project along A1A (3rd Street). This project will alleviate some of the most flood prone areas of Jacksonville Beach. You are invited to an open house to learn about the project from 4:30-6:30pm on February 1, at the Jacksonville Beach Community Center at 2508 South Beach Pkwy, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 Improvements include channel

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Citizens Police Academy Applications Being Accepted

The Jacksonville Beach Police Department is accepting applications for the 40th session of the Citizens Police Academy. When:  January 11, 2018 – April 5, 2018 How Often:  Every Thursday night – 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Where:  Police Department Squad Room, 101 South Penman Road, Jacksonville Beach Cost:  Only $25 When you attend the Jacksonville Beach Police Academy, you step into the real world of 21st century policing.  JBPD opens

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Take the Jax Beach Downtown Action Plan Survey

A public workshop was held Monday, December 5, 2016 in the Jax Beach Council Chambers to bring elected and appointed officials, staff and the public up to speed on the progress of the Downtown Action Plan – Implementation and Management Plan. To gain additional public input into the preparation of this plan, a survey has been prepared and is available at the following link:  www.jaxbeachliving.net. Simply enter your email address

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2016 Jacksonville Beach Election Information

On November 8, 2016, Jacksonville Beach voters will go to the polls to vote in the General Election to vote for Mayor and three At-Large Council seats. GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATE FORUM: On Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Beaches Watch in cooperation with the JBEPTA MaPS Academy held a candidate forum for the Jacksonville Beach Mayor and City Council candidates on the general election ballot at the Jacksonville Beach Elementary School Cafetorium.  The Jacksonville Beach Candidate forum gave voters

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2014 Jacksonville Beach Elections Information

Congratulations to the following candidates who have been elected to the Jacksonville Beach City Council on November 4, 2014. Click on their name to see the candidates’ responses to the Beaches Watch Q&A on Jacksonville Beach issues: Seat 4, District 1: Bruce Thomason Seat 6, District 3: Lee “Beach” Buck For district boundaries: Jax Beach Council District Map. GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATE FORUM VIDEO: On Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Beaches Watch

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Where Do Your Tax Dollars Go?

The interlocal agreement was created in 1982 after the beach cities fought with the City of Jacksonville over the ways taxes and government services were shared. In 1996, the interlocal agreement was amended after the beaches filed a lawsuit against Jacksonville for breach of the 1982 interlocal agreement. [READ MORE]