This guide is for City Council District 6 (Jacksonville 2011).
The three candidates and their platforms:
1) Matt Schellenberg (Republican)
- Supports selling JEA.
- "Raising [city] taxes and fees was the wrong decision."
- Supports improvements to Downtown Jacksonville as well as JaxPort but is currently "unprepared to support new taxes or fees to pay for these projects."
- Owner of Movers Claim Service, Inc.
- Graduated from Bishop Kenny High School.
- Has lived in Jacksonville for 48 years.
- Has 10 brothers and sisters.
- Does not support the "added new fees to our garbage, storm water and JEA bills."
- A member of the JCCI.
2) Jack Webb (Republican)
- Currently president of the Jacksonville City Council.
- Partner at Brennan, Manna, and Diamond, P.A.
- M.A. in Business Administration (Finance).
- Supports port development and "continued emphasis on access to waterways and park improvements."
- Voted against the Waste Management contract extension.
- Voted for the property tax increase.
- Voted for the JEA utility Franchise Fee in 2007.
- Voted against the Stormwater fee.
3) Greg Youngblood (Republican)
- Graduated from Wolfson High School.
- Started "Tools For A Time, Inc. in 1995" and owns several pet food franchises.
- "Happily married" for 21 years.
- Against "double-billing" i.e. the numerous taxes we pay (stormwater, JEA, etc).
- Supports consolidating city offices.