Jacksonville, Fla.-- The mayor's transition team issued their report with hundreds of recommendations about how our city can improve.
Some of the big ideas include jobs, education and downtown development. Mayor Alvin Brown's transition team looked at every aspect of city government. Don Shea with the Jacksonville Civic Council has been analyzing the findings. He says there are some good ideas. "Strong intergovernmental relations role to maximize funding from Tallahassee and Washington....Establish a council for neighborhoods....Make a connection with key workforce, and have a good arsenal of incentives," said Shea.
Action News looked through the reports for each of the 18 different teams. The mayor says one of the big things though is jobs. "We have to be able to attract companies that want to relocate here, expand here," said Mayor Brown.
He says that's the only way to get Jacksonville back to work. Shea agrees, and says they're working hard to get new businesses in here soon. "The government can't do it all by itself. It takes all of us working together," said Mayor Brown.
There are about 300 recommendations. You can read all the transition team's reports. Just click on the Action Button. The transition team will meet again in six months to see how the mayor's office is implementing their recommendations.