Inter-city governmental cooperation is vital and ever-emerging. As cities become more interconnected, it is becoming increasingly important for us to work together to address common challenges and opportunities. Here's just one example.
Beaches City officials met on May 4 to discuss the Orange Crush event scheduled to take place in Duval County on June 16-19. At this time it appears that none of the official events are taking place in Atlantic Beach or Neptune Beach, but Jacksonville Beach may see some impact on the pier and the surrounding area. Additionally, none of the beach cities have been asked for or issued any event permits.
Beaches officials, law enforcement, and staff will continue to monitor the
event closely and work to stay apprised of the evolving plans. While there are no permitted events on public land, officials are prepared for a very busy weekend. Due to the history of the event at its various locations, police departments across the area will assist to ensure that residents and visitors alike enjoy a safe weekend at the beach.
The summer has already been a very busy one for the beaches communities. Officials are engaged in an education campaign to familiarize businesses, visitors, and residents with the rules that are consistent across the three beach cities including prohibitions of open containers, littering, and walking on the dunes. To view beach rules visit: https://bit.ly/beachesrules2023