WJCT by Bill Bortzfield
December 6, 2019
Momentum continues to build on the Jacksonville City Council to try to put the brakes on a potential sale of JEA.
On Thursday, District 10 City Councilwoman Brenda Priestly Jackson filed a bill calling on JEA’s board to put a halt to the evaluation of bids and pursuing a sale.
“The Council strongly encourages JEA board to take formal action at the next JEA Board meeting to rescind the invitation to negotiate, adopted by the JEA board at the July 23, 2019 Board meeting,” the bill reads.
Jackson’s bill requests emergency passage by the Council, which would mean voting on it at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. A City Council workshop on the JEA sale is also scheduled on Monday, a day before the full Council could vote on Priestly Jackson’s bill.