A new hotel built with out Curry

A new hotel developed with out Curry


Just opening in Jacksonville Beach front is the Margaritaville Seaside Lodge. The $50 million 202 place hotel incorporates eating places with ocean sights, retail area, meeting place, focused parking for 215 cars in addition to staying oceanfront. The style and development paid out for by the developer and/or the owner with no taxpayer guidance.

Regrettably for Jacksonville Beach and the lodge owner(s), they didn’t have Lenny Curry and his “administration” searching out for their finest interests. Had they, the city of Jacksonville Beach would have offered the developer the house for absolutely nothing, a 50 year no-fascination financial loan, credit rating the proprietor 75% of the assets taxes for the subsequent 20 many years, and then give the developer tens of millions of dollars just for finishing the challenge.

The taxpayers and citizens of Jacksonville need to give thanks each and every working day that we have Mayor Curry and his “team” working for us!

Jim  Neill, Jacksonville

Promises require to be saved

Ordinarily Chris Hand is not proper with regards to countrywide difficulties. On the regional challenges these kinds of as supplying capital for general public works jobs in Jacksonville’s underserved neighborhoods he is definitely correct.

It is time that Jacksonville retains its promises built 53 many years in the past. We have to have to devise a system for h2o, sewer, electric powered, stormwater, streets and sidewalks. We also want a shade tree approach to lessen the city warmth island outcome in the underserved locations.

Bruce A Fouraker, Jacksonville

Why does our h2o style so lousy?

I have traveled all above this condition and can say with first-hand know-how that the water in Jacksonville is far and absent the worst tasting of any other metropolis. Macclenny has greater tasting drinking water than we do, as does Daytona, Gainesville, Orlando, Tallahassee and Tampa.   

All Florida communities attract their water from the very same source, the Floridan Aquifer, so what makes our drinking water so distinctive?  Does it have to be this way?

Carlton Higginbotham, Jacksonville

Hank Aaron was an inspiration

Thanks for the post on Henry Aaron, he was a hero for my generation (I’m 70). I watched the Braves religiously just to see him play, ( alongside with Eddie Mathews). I was observing when he broke Ruth’s history. Henry really performed in Jacksonville at Durkee Area when in the Negro league.

Johnny Cowart, Jacksonville

Superior Dads is what we will need

It was quite appealing to read through about the Superior Dads Society in the Periods-Union. The goals of this group are precisely what is essential in today’s society.

With mentors instructing youthful adult males self-respect, regard for other people, abilities to help them succeed in the task current market and be a superior father will most unquestionably support to crack the cycle of poverty and neglect.

Their applications of literacy working day, e-book golf equipment and baseball camp are superb strategies to reach their plans of building a superior society. We desire them a lot success and  hope their work will be an inspiration to other individuals to join in mentoring the youth. 

M.T. Schaefer, St. Johns

DeSantis has designed the proper conclusions

It is extremely obvious from the TU Editorial Board that Gov. Ron DeSantis can do no ideal. If the governor shuts down the condition to overcome COVID-19 then he does not care about all those who suffer from a poor economic system. If he opens up the condition then he does not care about the people’s wellbeing. If he has the aged vaccinated to start with for COVID-19 mainly because they are the most vulnerable to die, then it is erroneous mainly because it goes towards the CDC’s recommendations. And if he has the vital staff vaccinated to start with, then he has no compassion for the aged. 

For the board’s information and facts, a pandemic has few winners and leaders have to make tough conclusions that will not make sure you everybody. Governor DeSantis has chosen the route of independence for the folks and it seems from wanting at other seriously populated states he has designed the best conclusion. Surely some will experience but in the extensive run less will. 

Calvin Johnson, Jacksonville

Jan. 6 was a lesson in civics

The letter from Judy Johnson headlined “Teacher should not talk about Jan. 6” was way off-foundation. Ms. Johnson believes no teacher has the correct to examine politics in the classroom. Politics is not Democrat vs. Republican, still left vs. ideal, or liberal vs. conservative. Politics, by definition, is the use of strategy to receive a place of energy. If that ability is taken to the extreme—as was the situation on Jan. 6 when a band of thugs tried out to damage the Capitol and overturn the government—it is completely wrong. Regretably, our faculties no longer include things like civics in their curriculum. The insurrection that occurred on Jan. 6 supplied a unfortunate chance to instill in our students the privileges and obligations of citizenship. I hope we never ever have another these kinds of “opportunity,” but I also hope that far more academics and parents communicate about what happened so that it will in no way repeat itself.

Linda Segall, Jacksonville

Terrific encounter at Regency

We have by no means been so pleasantly astonished as when receiving out vaccine at Regency. We have been in and out in underneath 30 minutes counting 15 minutes sitting afterwards. It was amazingly effective and all the personnel ended up nice and beneficial. They even referred to as me back again to agenda our pictures. Thankful!

Charlie and Pat Carbo, Neptune Seashore

Dr. Birx must have spoken up

So the “infamous” Dr. Birx only NOW says she understood that “her” COVID knowledge graphs she personally handed the ex-President Trump ended up switched!  Why, oh why, Dr. Birx didn’t you talk up right away? Does she notice that 1000s of lives could have been saved if she uncovered this malfeasance by that President just to make himself look superior? Disgrace on her!

Carl C.-Hafner, Jacksonville

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