Jacksonville Beach, District 2
Community Newsletter
April 2019
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Jax Beach Fire Department


On April 1, City Council will discuss the possibility of contracting out our Fire Department to the City of Jacksonville. There are many pros and cons to this issue.

I would love to hear your thoughts! This is not something to take lightly, since if we contract out our fire department, it will be difficult and costly to take this service back.

Here is the information Council is reviewing:

On Monday, Council will decide if we want to move forward with contracting out fire services.
  • If yes, then we will discuss the process for input from our residents.
  • If no, then we maintain control over the fire department.
April Events
4/5 - 4/7 12:00 - 8:oo pm Springing the Blues , SeaWalk Pavilion

4/6 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Springing the Blooms, Beaches Museum

4/20 10:00 am Annual Jax Beach Easter Egg Hunt , Wingate Park/Baseball Fields

4/21 6:00am Easter Sunrise Service , SeaWalk Pavilion

4/27 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 43rd Annual Sandcastle Contest , on the beach at Beach Blvd.

4/28 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 73rd Annual Beaches Parade , Downtown Jax Beach.

Click here for more information and events.

The weather is warming up and you know what that means... paid parking has started in the public parking lots downtown.

The City has a new vendor and the technology that it is using means there will be no one at the parking lot entrances. Instead, there will be parking kiosks, but remember you don't have to pay if your car is registered in the system! Visit the Residential Parking page to register your car.

Crossing 3rd Street
FDOT PIO Contact Information, District 2


I have been in touch with the FDOT about safety and pedestrian crossings on 3rd St (A1A). Since it is a state road, any changes must go through the state, not Jax Beach.
The FDOT is in the process of analyzing the available data on any accidents or reported incidents. However, there are many 'near misses' and other incidents that are not reported.

If you have experienced unsafe conditions when trying to cross 3rd Street, please contact the FDOT with the date , a description of the incident , and the location . This is the only way to ensure that what residents experience in the intersections will be known so that corrections can be made.
Other District Issues
I am keeping track of the following issues that residents noted as concerns:
  • Short term vacation rentals
  • The fence with the signs/art on 9th Street S.
  • Crabbing off the beach
  • Density/neighborhood changes
  • Public transportation
  • Pedestrian safety
  • Traffic/traffic flow
  • Parking
  • Golf course
  • Softball fields
  • Tennis courts
Together, we will make a difference.
Let's continue work together to ensure that Jacksonville Beach remains one of the greatest places to call home! Reach out if you have any questions or concerns about what is happening in your neighborhood or City.
Cell phone: 904.486.6865