Curry Announces Library, City Building Openings; Comments On JEA Findings
by Sky Lebron on May 19, 2020 at 12:44 am
In his first in-person news conference in two months, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced the dates for the reopening of Duval County libraries and city buildings.
Documents Show Curry’s Former Chief Administrator, Political Strategist Worked For JEA Bidder
by Christopher Hong - The Florida Times-Union on May 16, 2020 at 3:27 pm
NextEra Energy, the parent company of Florida Power and Light, hired Sam Mousa and Tim Baker, two local lobbyists with close ties to Mayor Lenny Curry, in connection to their attempt to purchase JEA, according to a response to a subpoena it received last month from a Jacksonville City Council investigative committee.
JEA Bonuses Could Require City Council Approval, Under New Legislation
by Sky Lebron on May 11, 2020 at 8:42 pm
Jacksonville City Councilman Ron Salem on Monday outlined his proposed legislation that would put more power in the council’s hands when it comes to short-term incentive plans for the utilities’ employees, if voters approve a change to the city charter.
Document Shows Top JEA Execs Had Most To Gain From Incentive Plan
by David Bauerlein - The Florida Times-Union on May 7, 2020 at 8:04 pm
A document obtained by the special City Council committee investigating JEA shows top utility executives could have gained the most from a controversial incentive plan that would have triggered multi-million dollar payments if JEA had been sold.
Jax CAO Stephanie Burch Will Give Sworn Statement In City Council's JEA Investigation
by Cyd Hoskinson on May 6, 2020 at 9:13 pm
Jacksonville’s Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Stephanie Burch, will give a sworn statement to the special City Council committee investigating the failed attempt to sell JEA.
Special JEA Committee Tries To Require Testimony After Sale Negotiator Refuses
by Sky Lebron on May 5, 2020 at 9:03 pm
The City Council’s Special Investigatory Committee into JEA on Tuesday voted to issue a letter to both Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and Chief Administrative Officer Brian Hughes urging them to require Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Stephanie Burch to provide sworn testimony on the attempted sale of JEA.
24,000 JEA Customers Behind On Payments During Disconnection Suspension
by Sky Lebron on April 28, 2020 at 9:30 pm
JEA Chief Customer Officer Kerri Stewart said at a board meeting Tuesday that 24,000 customers are behind in their utility payments.
New JEA Board Unanimously Votes To Oust Interim CEO Melissa Dykes
by Sky Lebron on April 28, 2020 at 7:17 pm
JEA’s new board of directors removed interim CEO Melissa Dykes at its first meeting Tuesday, giving her a 30-day termination notice.
JEA, Other Fla. Public Utilities Passing Along Natural Gas Savings To Customers
by News Service of Florida on April 24, 2020 at 1:51 pm
Buoyed by low natural-gas costs, 21 public utilities throughout the state plan to trim customers’ electric bills during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Florida Municipal Power Agency said Thursday.
JEA Receives Federal Grand Jury Subpoena
by Cyd Hoskinson on April 23, 2020 at 7:40 pm
The botched attempt to privatize JEA is under a federal prosecutor’s magnifying glass.
Interim JEA CEO Agrees To Deposition By Jacksonville City Council Investigators
by Mike Mendenhall - Jacksonville Daily Record on April 22, 2020 at 2:19 pm
Outside attorneys for the City Council reached a deal April 20 with JEA Interim Managing Director and CEO Melissa Dykes to provide a sworn deposition in the investigation into the attempted sale of the city-owned utility.
JEA Gives Utility Customers Bill Credit To Lower Average May Electric Bill By $25
by Sky Lebron on April 3, 2020 at 9:22 pm
JEA customers should expect a significantly cheaper electric bill in May.
Councilwoman DeFoor Calls Aborted JEA Sales Attempt 'Corrupt Process'
by Sarah Glenn on March 11, 2020 at 8:33 pm
Jacksonville City Council members investigating the attempted sale of JEA have run into delays in public records requests sent to the utility.
A series of City Council workshops are being held as JEA considers privatization bids.
Week 1 - Independent Authorities
11/6/2019 Workshop Audio
Week 2 - Auditor's Report
11/25/2019 Workshop Audio
Week 3 - Strategic Planning
Video, audio & transcript will be posted on Dec. 9, 2019
Week 4 - Audit & Analysis
Video, audio & transcript will be posted on Jan. 13, 2020
Week 5 - Status Quo Plan
Video, audio & transcript will be posted on Jan. 27, 2020
Week 6 - Utility Response
Video, audio & transcript will be posted on Feb. 10, 2020
Week 7 - Community Ownership
Video, audio & transcript will be posted on Feb. 24, 2020
Week 8 - Initial Public Offering
Video, audio & transcript will be posted on March 9, 2020
Week 9 - Strategic Alternative
Video, audio & transcript will be posted on March 23, 2020
Week 10 - Utilizing Proceeds
Video, audio & transcript will be posted on April 13, 2020
Week 11 - Water Rights
Video, audio & transcript will be posted on April 27, 2020
Week 12 - FL Legislative Process
Video, audio & transcript will be posted on May 11, 2020
JEA DISCUSSIONS ON FIRST COAST CONNECT WITH MELISSA ROSS
Friday Media Roundtable; Jacksonville Tasting Tours
JEA; Giving Tuesday; Christmas In The Cathedral District
Friday Media Roundtable; Paula Poundstone at WJCT Soundstage
JEA's Future; Heart Health; Ocean Sole Africa; ARTSee & Shop
10/25/19: Friday Media Roundtable; Arlington Tour; 'Sesame Street Live'
10/18/19: Friday Media Roundtable; Caring Chefs