Bouquets & Brickbats


To Mayor-Elect Donna Deegan for becoming the first woman mayor elected in Jacksonville’s history — and for doing so without resorting to mudslinging, trash talking and negativity like so many other politicians (OK, almost all of them). Her positive-vibes-only demeanor will be a welcome change from the dirty politics as usual around here and for healing the decisiveness of our city.



To whomever came up with the idea of having the Jaguars play outside of Jacksonville during construction of the “Stadium of the Future.” Granted, there aren’t a lot of other viable options at this point, but don’t you think we could have done what other cities have and made renovations in phases so the team wouldn’t have to play multiple seasons on someone else’s turf? Especially while city taxpayers foot part of the bill!