JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Mayor Alvin Brown says he's on to "phase two" of reorganizing Jacksonville's government, with the hopes of providing its people more transparency and saving the city money.
"The whole goal is to make sure that taxpayers are getting a return on their investment by providing good customer service," said Mayor Brown.
The Mayor tells Action News he plans to reach his goal by streamlining certain departments, including public works and planning.
"We want to make sure we're not duplicating positions. We're not doing duplications, just streamlining across the board," said Mayor Brown.
For example, Mayor Brown wants to have libraries operate on their own and he wants to move mosquito control under public works.
City Council President Bill Bishop tells Action News he's a fan of reorganization, but he has some concerns about the mayor's plan.
"I guess that it's taken as long as it has and there's really not much to show for it," said Bishop.
The city council president says there needs to be significant changes to make city departments run more efficiently but he says the mayor's proposed "phase two" fails to do that.
"It's really not doing what it's supposed to do which is change the way they operate it to make it more effective because I'm not seeing that in the new proposal."