BOUQUETS TO RON DeSANTIS The Ponte Vedra Beach U.S. Rep. (R, Sixth District) joined 10 other Florida representatives and 30 U.S. representatives in signing a letter to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, a Department of the Interior agency, requesting a halt to permitting and review process for potential seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean, in order to further understand the impacts, economic to ecological, caused by seismic airgun testing — which is used by Big Oil to determine the best spots to drill for oil on the ocean floor.
BOUQUETS TO FARAH & FARAH The personal injury law firm has put a program in place to pay for your cab rides on New Year’s Eve. Visit keepjaxsafe.org and plug in your contact info for a reservation (first-come, first-served) for a free ride home. They’ll notify you by text and/or email on New Year’s Eve with a number to call for your cab ride. Or, on New Year’s Eve, call (904) 396-5555 and they’ll send a cab.
Brickbats to Bill Gulliford Last Wednesday, the Jacksonville City Councilmember for District 13 (Atlantic, Neptune and Jax beaches, Holiday Harbor and Isle of Palms) filed legislation that would allow a majority to decide whether to expand the city’s Human Rights Ordinance to include protections for LGBT people (a minority group) in the form of a referendum, or popular vote.