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Good evening, 1) Please note the following important update: The email address to send in letters to be read into record for the upcoming LUZ meeting is  ccmeeting10272020@coj.net

2) Minutes from the PC meeting are attached and note the videos for PC meeting are only posted when they are available, all of meeting rooms do not have video recording capabilities. Here is the link to the PC Zoom Meeting Audio recording from 10/8 https://zoom.us/rec/share/UEKph3gWBHfqawfInCFBWMdHhheT81fOPLfRftmNlXPHqPGITOHknu5_m0QqGtHY.Vg56pFeHk8c9xt7_ (Access Passcode: Iuz2&$%9) 3) A shout out to our sign crew that has weathered the rain this week during traffic hours on Hodges. We thank you for your time and appreciate you all!  4) As requested, here is a sample email if you want to copy and paste. We hope this will assist you in sending emails. ---------------------------------------------------

Dear ________, (Council or Committee Person) My name is ________ and I live at _________________. I am writing you about Ordinance #2019-317 and request that this letter be read at the upcoming LUZ meeting on Oct 20, 2020 with my opposition on record.  My concerns are with:(Add your own concerns or copy and paste from the bullets below and from the document on the "Oct Update- need your help" email)

  • Institutional uses allowing for vertical integration of Residential and Institutional uses beyond 60 feet.

  • Retail/Commercial uses allowing Hotels and Office Buildings up to 75 feet. In addition to allowing for Property Storage Facilities, on-site and off-site sale of alcoholic beverages, Bars, and Clubs.

  • Accessory uses and structures permitting Laundromats.

  • Safety and Traffic increasing with commuters on Hodges Blvd, Glen Kernan Pkwy, and JTB. Traffic studies on Hodges Blvd have are already over capacity according to recent traffic studies. Additionally, traffic impacts essential and emergency services having only one short lane for shared entry and egress for the four neighboring subdivisions and not including  passage from and to the business parks, their patrons and the adjacent traffic.

  • Escalating and environmental impacts associated with increased stress and higher densities related to the overbuilding potential with all of the new construction already in progress on the JTB corridor.

  • Drainage problems and what happens with the current retention ponds.

The concerns listed above are not compatible and are relevant to the privacy, safety, preservation, protection and welfare of the surrounding communities. I am requesting you vote against the rezoning of this piece of land as submitted. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Respectfully, Your name ------------------------------------------

5. Attached are the copy and paste email addresses for you use (courtesy of Mitch). 6. Mark your calendars for next weeks LUZ meeting Tuesday Oct 20th at 5pm, we will try to send out agenda and zoom as soon as it's available. Thank you for your support!

PC meeting minutes from 10-8-20
Download PDF • 1.78MB

Our voices ARE being heard! We must continue to write and speak at these Public Hearings. Time is running short. Our efforts are making a difference! According to Paul Hardens comments at this meeting (which you'll find below from the video just prior to the end of our ordinance) CM Bowman has asked that the residential and student housing be removed and he further explained they may not need access to Glen Kernan Parkway but may only need access to Hodges Blvd. This is all GREAT news but we still have more work to do! Minutes and Video of the City Council Meeting held on 10-13-20 are now posted on the COJ website:

The video of this meeting is available for your review at http://jaxcityc.granicus.com/player/clip/2476?view_id=1&redirect=true . 2019-317 portion starts around the 54min mark and ends around the 1:26 mark. There were approximately 119 online for the meeting. Not sure how many were on for our ordinance however, we had 7 speakers and 6 letters read during the public hearing. Special thanks to all who spoke and wrote on behalf of our opposition. The next time our Ordinance will be heard is next week at the Tuesday, October 20th LUZ meeting at 5PM.

In order for your emails to be read into the record you will need to submit them by noon on Monday, October 19th. The email address to use for that meeting is: ccmeeting10272020@coj.net. The"10272020" is the City Council meeting date and using this email address gets it to all of the members for the City Council and LUZ (made up of City Council members) meeting and it will be read into the record at the meeting. It would not hurt to add a statement in your email: "Please have this email read into the record at the Oct 20, 2020 LUZ meeting.” NOTE: If you send in an email to be read -- you do not get to speak at the meeting but your concerns will be heard. ( Thanks to Anne for pulling this info together ) Agenda and instructions will be sent out as soon as posted to the COJ website.  Thanks again to our Core team who continually contribute to our emails and sign efforts (especially Anne and Mitch) and are diligently writing, speaking and posting to keep the 32224 informed. We are making a difference let's continue to stay strong to the end! Thank you for your support!

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