The Florida Time Union by Dan Scanlan
November 30, 2019
A post-Thanksgiving letter from City Councilman Matt Carlucci urges JEA CEO Aaron Zahn to resign as debate continues over a possible sale of the city-owned utility to a private owner.
In a statement issued late Friday, Matt Carlucci said JEA CEO and managing director Aaron Zahn “needs to find a place for his skill sets, but CEO of the JEA IS NOT THE PLACE.”
“I have met with Aaron Zahn and tried and worked to understand where he’s coming from. I tried to feel his pain so to speak, because as a business owner I have felt headwinds in my industry as well myself,” Carlucci wrote. ”… This entire ‘conversation’ on selling the JEA has long lost credibility and fatigued our citizens and stalled our city’s progress on so many other important issues that affect all of Jacksonville’s citizens . The trend country wide is to keep or acquire municipal utilities.”