‘Can we change the leadership?’ — City Council members question their power in JEA privatization

Here’s how tense things are between JEA and some members of the City Council: During a meeting Tuesday, one council member asked if the council could just vote to remove and replace the utility’s executive team.

“With two-thirds vote, can we actually change the leadership of the JEA?” asked City Councilwoman Randy DeFoor, who has emerged as vocal advocate of council having a bigger role in the possibility of the utility being sold.

General Counsel Jason Gabriel said that if City Council were…

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