The City of St. Augustine announced to Historic City News that applications are available for the 2016 Neighborhood Grant Program. The deadline for applications is Monday, March 21. Applications are evaluated by a committee of city staff members which presents a package of recommended projects and funding for each to the city manager.
Forget Iowa and New Hampshire — they are just guessing until St Augustine and St Johns County ballots are tabulated in the upcoming March 15th Presidential Preference Primary Election.
St Augustine Mayor Nancy Shaver tells Historic City News that the city commission has begun to address what may be one of the most important pieces of work to be accomplished during her first term in office.
Historic City News was informed that St Augustine City Commissioner Nancy Sikes-Kline has relinquished her chair of the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization — she was replaced by Jacksonville City Council Member Doyle Carter.
Barbara Petersen, president of the Florida First Amendment Foundation of which Historic City News is an Internet publication member, says a proposed legislative change would weaken the only recourse afforded citizens whose constitutional right to access public documents is unlawfully denied.
Lee Geanuleas had a feeling after first reading of Ordinance 2016-06 and comments at the City Commission table by Commissioner Todd Neville, that he hadn’t heard the last of discussion that would favor Flagler College in it apparently never-ending quest for additional downtown real estate. He was right.
Historic City News has learned that an additional $16,483.60 expenditure for outside legal fees will be approved tonight on the City Manager’s consent agenda at the request of City Attorney Isabelle Lopez.
Mayor Nancy Shaver will ask the City Commission tonight to rescind its 3-2 vote to deny a planned unit development (PUD) time extension for completion of the Madeira development on the former Ponce de Leon golf course.