Saturday, March 12, 2011

Election Guide: Council-At-Large Group Four (Jacksonville 2011)

This guide is for Council-At-Large Group Four (Jacksonville 2011).

The three candidates and their platforms:

1) Greg Anderson (Republican)

  • Works for EverBank.
  • A certified cash manager.
  • Masters of Art.
  • "25 years as a veteran of the financial services industry."


2) Juan M. Diaz (Republican)

  • Graduated from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
  • Was an attorney with CSX.
  • "Founding Board Member of Jacksonville Chamber's Young Professionals program (2005-06).
  • An "obstacle to job growth" includes the "new fees and increased JEA rates."
  • More investment in JaxPort and the Cecil Commerce Center.
  • Supports the "relocation of a nuclear carrier to Mayport."
  • Wants to increase "efforts to improve code enforcement."
  • Supports salary reductions for City Council members.
  • Supports privatizing services including "right-of-way maintenance and Motor Pool services."
  • Supports zero baseline budgeting.
  • Supports "eliminating the pension for Council members."
  • Reform pension plans by focusing on incoming employees only.
  • He currently works for a company that "makes body armor and other law enforcement products."
  • Endorsed by the Concerned Taxpayers of Duval County.


3) Jim Robinson (Republican)

  • U.S. Army veteran.
  • Served as a Committee Member for the Jacksonville Journey.
  • M.B.A. from UNF.
  • Opposes "an increase in the millage rate."
  • Supports an audit of the city budget.
  • "Privatizing government services should be considered for many public services."
  • Supports the JEDC.
  • Supports "an elected School Board."
  • Has taught Sunday School at his church for 17 years.
  • Supports increased investments in our city parks.
  • Regarding the Jaguars: "We need a Plan B in the drawer because the city cannot be held hostage to potentially unreasonable demands for the franchise to stay."
  • Has lived in Jacksonville for over 30 years.


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