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City comes To office agreement With state attorney

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Updated: 4/24/2013 11:34 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla -- Jacksonville city leaders have finally agreed on a plan with the state attorney to renovate the old federal courthouse.

The two sides have been at odds for months.

A renovated courthouse was supposed to be up and running around the same time the new county courthouse opened.

The new agreement stipulates that the first floor won't be used by State Attorney Angela Corey or any other government entity.

Some wonder why it couldn't be used for commercial space, so the city could earn revenue.

Both the State Attorney and the city say that's a bad idea.

The mayor's spokesperson says "It would not be a wise use of this space to have a commercial activity located within the state attorney's office where the security of evidence is critical.

Corey says she hopes to be in the new office by next December.
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