On July 26th, DVI hosted Mayor Lenny Curry at our Quarterly Downtown Stakeholder Meeting to answer questions about his proposed solution to the City’s unfunded pension liability crisis.
On July 27, DVI’s Board of Directors voted unanimously approving a resolution of support of Mayor Curry’s proposed solution. DVI and its board of directors encourage Downtown supporters to vote “yes” on Duval County Referendum No. 1 on August 30.
Given the dire circumstances of the City Budget, DVI’s leadership believe the resolution of this pressing issue is essential before the revitalization of Downtown Jacksonville can continue.
By establishing a dedicated funding source for the pension liability, general fund dollars will eventually be freed up and used for other high priority items for the City of Jacksonville, including public investments to better Downtown Jacksonville.
For more information on the Mayor’s plan, visit here and make sure to vote ‘yes’ on August 30.
We’re Looking for Interns!
If you or someone you know is looking for an internship this Fall, DVI may be the perfect fit! We are looking for marketing, events and research interns so if you love Art Walk, want to get to know Downtown better or are looking to find out how an organization like ours works, apply today! Read our blog to hear about an internship experience at DVI.
More information on the internship positions can be found here, and if you’re interested please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark your calendars for PARK(ing) Day in #DTJax:
September 16, 2016 is PARK(ing) Day, which is an internationally celebrated event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to turn metered parking spaces into temporary public spaces.
There are over ten participating businesses creating temporary parklets all over #DTJax. Take your lunch break and visit them all!
For more information on PARK(ing) Day in #DTJax, visit here.
2015 State of Downtown Report:
Downtown Vision, Inc. released an 18-month summary on the state and growth of Downtown Jacksonville. This report provides details on development successes and announcements, office and employment trends, residential growth, retail mix, arts and culture, tourism, transportation and more. Read the report in it’s entirety on our blog or visit dtjaxreports.com to download the PDF.
DVI Annual Report Available:
Have you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? Check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2014-2015.