More than three years after Florida passed a criminal-justice data transparency law that earned national headlines and rave reviews for the state’s politicians, the state agency tasked with actually publishing the data has continued to miss deadlines with no explanation. Now, the ACLU of Florida has filed suit against the Florida Department of Law Enforcement […]
Monthly Archives: August 2021
Speeding up the Jacksonville redistricting timeline
After last week’s City Council meeting where the Jacksonville Office of General Counsel reported it didn’t think the city could complete redistricting in time for new School Board districts to take effect in 2022, the redistricting special committee has begun to move to a more frequent meeting schedule.
Duval elections office asks city for millions to replace decade-old machines
To prepare for redistricting and back-to-back elections in the fall of 2022 and spring of 2023, Duval’s county elections office is asking the City Council to boost its budget from $6.9 million to $9.4 million, a 35 percent increase. The new budget will allow the Duval County Supervisor of Elections office to replace what it […]
Redistricting woes: Jacksonville won’t select Duval School Board maps in time for 2022, says city lawyer
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Four finalists selected for Jacksonville judicial seat
A Northeast Florida nominating commission forwarded four finalists to Gov. Ron DeSantis to replace Circuit Judge Karen K. Cole, who is retiring Oct. 1.
Welcome to a Changing Florida and the battle for political power
This is the first post of Changing Florida, a Tributary newsletter keeping you up to date on redistricting, demographics and the fight for political power in the Sunshine State. To make sure you don’t miss out on an issue, click here to subscribe now and play a part in ensuring fair districts for all of Florida. We […]
Marsy’s Law was supposed to help victims. In Jacksonville, it shields police officers.
Last week, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office scrubbed police-shooting videos from its transparency website.