Northside Jacksonville Council Members Find Power In Numbers
Northside Jacksonville council members find power in numbers
Four City Council members who represent Northwest Jacksonville have formed a voting bloc that has given them considerable influence to help solve long-standing issues in their hardscrabble districts, like crime, poverty and a lack of infrastructure.
After helping swing the recent race for the council president, Katrina Brown, Reginald Brown, Garrett Dennis and Reginald Gaffney will each sit on the council’s finance committee, a seven-member group that helps build the city’s budget and reviews all other city spending.
Their districts together form Jacksonville’s northwest quadrant, home to some of the city’s most underprivileged neighborhoods. Many residents …