JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- With the City of Jacksonville's admission tonight that the courthouse won't open on time its now time for city leaders to implement Plan B.
"I'm just sitting back watching," one taxpayer said.
If the fire safety challenges aren't solved by June 1st, several locations will be utilized. The courthouse on East Bay Street and the Traffic Violations Bureau on Beach Boulevard are first choices. Both of those facilities have court rooms, hearing rooms, and other spaces that could be used for judicial businesses.
The City is also exploring other courthouses in the district, in Clay and Nassau Counties. The federal courthouse on North Hogan Street has also been mentioned.
Finally, The Prime Osborn Center, Main Library, the Ed Ball building and City Hall are city owned buildings that may be used if necessary. Most people say they don't care what happens as long as something is done...and fast.
"It's very frustrating when you see a lot of the things that are going on. Every time it delays, it's costing the taxpayers more money," Lynda Basgall said.