First Coast Forum: Deepening the St. Johns River

Join us for this one-hour televised town hall with a live studio audience – as a panel of guests examine the pros and cons of the initiative to dredge the St. Johns River down to a depth of 47 feet to accomodate huge Panamax-ready ships that Jacksonville hopes to attract after the widening of the Panama Canal.

WJCT’s Melissa Ross and WJXT4 The Local Station/News4Jax’s Kent Justice will co-host this live event on WJCT-TV and WJCT 89.9FM on November 13th at 8pm from WJCT Studios. The show will be a town hall style program with live audience members asking questions of our panel.

What are your thoughts on Deepening the St. Johns River? Be part of our live studio audience and share your voice. All guests must arrive at 7:30 and must be seated by 7:45 or they will not be allowed into the studio.

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Panelist will include:

Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown
Brian Taylor, CEO of JAXPORT
Lisa Rinaman, St. Johns Riverkeeper
Daniel Davis, president and CEO, JAX CHAMBER
Dr. Quint White, JU Marine Science Research Institute
Eric Bush, chief of the Planning and Policy Division Army Corps of Engineers
Dr. David Jaffee, Professor of Sociology at UNF/Author of “The Ports Project”
Vince Cameron, President ILA Local #1408

What are your thoughts? Be part of our live studio audience and share your voice!

Tickets are free, but space is limited. Reserve your seat now!
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WHEN?

11/13/14
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

WHERE?

WJCT
100 Festival Park Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32202

  • Barbara Smith

    THANK YOU FOR PRESENTING THIS INFORMATIVE PROGRAM. I HAVE FOLLOWED SOME OF THE INFORMATION ON THE PROJECT. ONE ITEM I HAVE NOT HEARD DISCUSSION ON IS HOW DO WE PAY FOR THE DEEPENING OF THE RIVER? IF WE DEPEND ON FEES FROM THE SHIPPERS DO WE HAVE A SIGNED CONTRACT WITH THEM THAT WILL COVER THE COST? DO WE HAVE A SECONDARY SOURCE OF REPAYMENT IF THE FEES CHARGED AS NOT SUFFICIENT TO PAY FOR THE PROJECT? I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO DISCUSS THE COST INVOLVED AND HOW THEY ARE TO BE PAID.

  • kim

    Where is the coastal biologist? Dr. Jaffee aside, do you just want big business to be included in the forum?