Editorials

Editorial: It is dangerous to ignore the role of the people

MICHAEL GOLD

For about two-dozen speakers who came forward, and more than a hundred inside the Alcazar Room and overflowing into the courtyard at City Hall Monday night, it would appear the public would be happy to see a full scale audit of every transaction associated with the more than five-year spending spree on the much ballyhooed…

Letter: See me at the forum Tuesday evening

JUDY STEVENS

Letter: See me at the forum Tuesday evening Judy Stevens Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Dear Historic City News readers: I have agreed to participate in the St Augustine Beach Civic Association General Election Candidate forum Tuesday evening beginning at 7:00 p.m. at St Augustine Beach City Hall. If you attend, or watch the broadcast on…

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…