Mobility Plan key to downtown revitalization

Published On: Feb 26 2013 12:56:19 AM EST   Updated On: Feb 26 2013 01:15:08 PM EST

Councilman Richard Clark introduced legislation that will cause Jacksonville to lose millions of dollars. 

According to the recently released JAX 2025 survey, a better downtown is at the top of the wish list of its 14,016 respondents. However, Councilman Richard Clark's proposed three year moratorium of the mobility fee could stunt the redevelopment of downtown Jacksonville and leave the average taxpayer carrying the financial burden it leaves behind.

The purpose of the award winning 2030 Mobility Plan is to build upon existing policies through the adoption of land use and transportation policies that support mobility, in partnership with the effective application of a new transportation improvement and mitigation funding mechanism.  

That funding mechanism, which replaced Jacksonville's broken Fair Share Agreement system, is known as the mobility fee.  Using this dual approach to tackle the growth management challenges facing Jacksonville, the objectives of the 2030 Mobility Plan are as follows:

1. Support a variety of transportation modes
2. Reduce vehicle miles traveled
3. Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
4. Promote a compact and interconnected land development form
5. Improve the health and quality of life for Jacksonville residents

With this in mind...

Three important benefits of the  Mobility Plan on downtown revitalization

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