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No Cruise Terminal – for now

This morning, Jaxport’s Board voted to drop its pursuit of a cruise terminal in Mayport Village – at least for the time being.  I guess they finally figured out they didn’t have $60 million dollars to build it in these tough economic times. And with the way they are set up as an independent agency with no taxing authority, they couldn’t bond the money either.  Of course they did have that embarrassing E-mail from Eric Green and the Sunshine Law issues and the residents’ challenge to the validity of the UNF economic impact study to grapple with as well.

Here’s the resolution.


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  1. Toxic Avenger says:

    What was reported in the TU regarding the Sunshine Law violations involved correspondence between administrators which is not a violation of the law. It also indicated the law suit alleged a violation because the JPA did not publish an agenda for a relevant meeting. The SS law does not require publishing an agenda, nor does it require one has to be created. An accusation that laws have been broken creates substantial responsibility on the accuser to know and understand the law. As can be seen in the text of this blog, there is an assumption JPA violated the law and that assumption has proliferated. These allegations are frivolous and said accusers should be held accountable.

  2. g8rluvr says:

    Thanks for your insight, TA. BTW, the lawsuit alleging the violations is actually posted online here.

  3. Toxic Avenger says:

    Thanks g8rlover

    Just went through the complaint. 47 pages to say the notices did not have enough detail. This plaintiff my be writing a fat check to the JPA.

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