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Brosche Pledges To Create Resiliency Office To Fight Climate Change

City Councilwoman and mayoral candidate Anna Lopez Brosche poses with a supporter Friday at the Bleu Chocolat Cafe.
Abukar Adan
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

On Monday’s  First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross,  At-Large Jacksonville City Councilwoman and mayoral candidate Anna Lopez Brosche  said Mayor Lenny Curry has failed on issues of public safety, open government and others.

Brosche, a past Council president, said it’s time to end what she calls a culture of bullying, intimidation and cronyism at Jacksonville’s City Hall. She’s also pledged to create a resiliency office for Jacksonville to combat severe weather and climate change impacts.

And on the issue of the city’s high crime rate, Brosche said Curry’s approach has failed.

“What we need is a more meaningful investment in prevention and intervention. Right now we are only serving 36.8 percent of children at or below the poverty level,” Brosche said.

Curry’s campaign has released a statement calling Brosche a divisive City Council leader.

First Coast Connect has issued an invitation to the mayor to appear on the program.

Related: Listen to the full interview with Brosche

The city’s unitary election is set for March 19. If no one candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters advance to a May runoff.

Melissa Ross can be reached at, 904-358-6382 or on Twitter at @MelissainJax.

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Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional Emmys for news and feature reporting.