Observations and musings on Jacksonville Politics

Godbold Meets With Fire Union, Scolds Police Union Chief

According to News4Jax.com, former Mayor Jake Godbold met with members of the Duval County Fireman’s Union on Wednesday to express his disappointment in the Police Union Chief’s call for a Gate boycott. ¬†Godbold also encouraged the fire union to refrain from resorting to the similar tactics as the Mayor prepares to address pension reform with the city’s unions.

Goldbold told News4Jax that he had never seen personal threats of this kind in all of his years in Jacksonville politics.

Nelson Cuba, the police union chief, has since backed down from his earlier calls for a union-wide boycott.

The full article can be read here.


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Gate Gasoline Skirts Price Gouging Probe

Remember the stories from September involving Gate gasoline and accusations of price gouging? It looks like the Attorney General’s Office is letting them off the hook. At the time, Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton, whose family owns gasoline, charged that suppliers were actually the ones driving prices up. (Of course, the Mayor also claimed to have erected a wall between himself and the family business, and therefore had no knowledge of the inner workings of the business.) According to the Attorney General, Peyton may have known what he was talking about. It does make you wonder how high that wall between the Mayor’s Office and Gate Petroleum is…

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