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JEA members say they're 'looking forward to working with mayor's appointees'

by: Larry Spruill Updated:

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry has asked all JEA board members to submit their resignations, which will be effective only if and when he accepts them.

Action News Jax is waiting to hear whether the five remaining members of the board of directors plan to resign.


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Curry called for their jobs after allegations surfaced of the board trying to skirt Florida’s Sunshine Laws. An investigation by the Florida Times-Union suggested that meetings were scripted.
 
Curry's letter does not say that there was any deliberate skirting of the law, but says the board walked a fine line.
 
Action News Jax learned that the board members can reapply for their positions.


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JEA released a statement Tuesday: "JEA is proud to be our community-owned water, sewer and electric utility. We are equally proud to deliver safe, reliable and excellent service, while keeping rates low and maximizing our value to our customers and community. We look forward to working with the mayor’s appointees to our board and to continuing to serve our community with excellence."