Editorials

Letter: No minority producers in St Augustine?

300-DBH-FLORIDA-CROSSROADS

Letter: No minority producers in St Augustine? Derek Boyd Hankerson Freebooters Productions St Augustine, FL Dear Editor: I read your series of articles on the mishandling of the “Journey: 450 Years of the African-American Experience”. I would like to applaud your honesty and willingness to report yet another missed opportunity for the city to be…

Letter: Commissioners and staff behaving badly

PATTI HENDERSON

Letter: Commissioners and staff behaving badly Patti Henderson St Johns County, FL Dear Editor: First, I’d like to say I respect the St Johns County Commissioners for what they sat through at Tuesday’s meeting. After being there much of the day, I felt like I had put in a long day of work.

Guest Column: Stop threatening to reduce services

RANDY COVINGTON

Guest Column: Stop threatening to reduce services Randy Covington Once again, the county Administrator is threatening reductions in services if you do not give him more of your money. They are threatening to cut parks and recreation and libraries and the things they know are closest to you because they have a short term problem…

Letter: Sales tax increase

HARLAN MASON

Letter: Sales tax increase Harlan Mason St. Augustine, FL Dear Editor, St. Johns Board of County Commission Chairperson Rachel Bennett and Administrator Michael Wanchick challenged citizens who oppose a sales tax increase to choose which county services to cut from the budget. This challenge is a clever way to frame the sales tax increase debate…

Noche de Gala sends the wrong message

MICHAEL GOLD

The voters in St Augustine sent a clear message in November to those who have run roughshod with taxpayer funds, prioritizing their own personal preferences over those of the citizens who pay the bills. The citizens are at the top of the organizational chart — the politicians are “hired help” that work for us, not…

Guest Commentary: Noche de Gala

GEORGE GARDNER

Guest Commentary: Noche de Gala George Gardner, Former Mayor St Augustine, FL “There was a very distinctive social class system during the Middle Ages. Most Medieval people were peasants, over 90%, but the divide between peasants and nobility was very clear-cut. thefinertimes.com”