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Council members: no new downtown garages


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by J. Brooks Terry

Staff Writer

They asked nicely less than a year ago, but now that the future of the new Duval County Courthouse remains unclear, two City Council members are taking a more aggressive approach toward terminating an agreement that authorizes the construction of three downtown parking garages.

Legislation was filed Wednesday by Lad Daniels and Warren Alvarez that calls for a cessation of all funds dedicated to two garages in the Sports Complex and one by the defunct courthouse.

According to the bill,

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Ah, if only we could extend the Skyway to the Sports Complex. That would solve two problems: more desperately-needed usage of the Kings Avenue garage, and more usage of the Skyway.

And now that the mayor is talking Satellite Courthouses, they might not need as much downtown parking. But I do wish he'd reconsider...

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