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The photo that Jacksonville Journal readers saw in 1968. (Lou Egner, Jacksonville Journal, October 1968)

Ahead of National Community Planning Month in October, join us to explore the original vision for consolidation; promises made, kept and broken; and how Jacksonville continues to feel the impacts of consolidation today. This conversation is a production of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, Ennis Davis of The Jaxson Magazine. Launched by Modern Cities in association with WJCT Public Broadcasting, The Jaxson is a multimedia project dedicated to urbanism and culture on Florida’s First Coast. In addition, this free virtual event is being sponsored by the First Coast Section of the American Planning Association.

Mayor Hans Tanzler and J.J. Daniel, chairman of the Local Government Study Commission and publisher of the Florida Times-Union and Jacksonville Journal bury a time capsule next to old City Hall on October 1, 1968, the day consolidation went into effect. (Jacksonville Historical Society)


Jessie Ball duPont Fund


Ennis Davis, Co-founder of The Jaxson Magazine and Rick Mullaney, Shircliff Executive Director of the Public Policy Institute at Jacksonville University.


September 22, 2022 12:00 P.M. to 1:30 P.M. in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

The Old City of Jacksonville (red) within Duval County

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