Flagler College’s Student Government Association announced to Historic City News that they intend to hold what they are calling “a debate” between candidates for St. Augustine’s city commission in the college’s Lewis Auditorium located at 14 Granada Street.
Neighborhood Council of St. Augustine president, Melinda Rakoncay, has invited all Historic City News readers to attend the only live, unrehearsed question and answer forum for city commission and mayor candidates in St Augustine.
Historic City News will be watching as the plaintiffs in Bates, et al vs. City of St Augustine come before a court appointed mediator in Jacksonville tomorrow afternoon, to see if it is possible for the city’s artists to return to their craft in public places around town.
If you didn’t already have enough reasons to re-elect St Augustine’s mayor, Nancy Shaver, or to oust the other commissioners, you just got one more. Historic City News editor Michael Gold watched in disgust as the four commissioners stood in opposition to every citizen speaker at tonight’s final budget hearing.
Tonight at 5:05 p.m., Historic City News readers will have the opportunity to stand before the St Augustine City Commission and tell them how they feel about City Manager John Regan’s budget for Fiscal Year 2017 — including controversial spending to maintain the city’s mostly below standard streets with many elements approaching the end of their service life.