Guest Column: Trued could save us over one million dollars By: Dawson Roebig St Augustine, Florida According to interviews from the St. Johns Supervisor of Elections Office and elections experts, John Thrasher’s potential re-election may result in a special election that will cost citizens of District 6 over a million dollars; since on September 23rd, […]
Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, Jeff Atwater, (R) was touring St Augustine this morning and stopped to speak with Historic City News and Vice-Mayor Nancy Sikes-Kline, who was waving her campaign sign at the west end of the Bridge of Lions as the last week of early voting comes to an end.
Historic City News was informed today that Charlie Seraphin, the man who appeared on the city payroll in 2012, earning $70,000 a year plus benefits to augment the 450th Commemoration fundraising efforts of Dana Ste. Claire and the defunct First America Foundation before him, has been terminated.
Two staff members for the city’s Public Works Department reported to Historic City News that two staff members were recently recognized for the department’s pioneering work in the treatment of waste water. Martha Graham, Director of Public Works, and Glabra Skipp, Environmental Compliance Analyst, were recipients of the Gascoigne Waste Water Treatment Plant Operational Improvement […]
Historic City News has obtained a copy of correspondence to the Executive Director in the Office of Construction and Facilities Management concerning the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic; requesting a formal response identifying a definite date the VA will be vacating the existing location, as well as the location of the interim clinic location for […]
Historic City News became aware of recent financial questions circling around the relationship between the City of St Augustine and AC Entertainment, the concert promoter who produced the Mumford and Sons two-day Gentlemen of the Road stopover held September 13, and concluding September 14, 2013.
Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare honored St. Johns County Assistant Administrator, Jerry Cameron, with a Community Leadership award this month for his role in integrating behavioral healthcare services into the County’s health care support system, according to an announcement received by Historic City News.
Once again, County Commission chairman, Jay Morris, allows the public to make politically motivated comments during this morning’s regular meeting — and, once again, District 3 commissioner Bill McClure is the victim of the attack.
The City of St Augustine reports that starting tomorrow; they will finally have an explanation for instances of reduced water pressure and discolored water for Historic City News readers who live or work in the city — south of King Street between the Matanzas and San Sebastian Rivers.
NANCY SIKES-KLINE AGE: 57 OCCUPATION: Land Use Planner in northeast Florida since 1984 with experience in historic preservation, transportation, zoning, and comprehensive planning. As a current City Commissioner/Vice Mayor, I am prepared with real experience and practical training to address the complex issues facing the city. Candidate for: City of St. Augustine Comm – Seat […]
The reality of government waste phones home By Hannah Bleau Historic City News Special Feature Government waste is one of the most boring subjects to discuss. People automatically shut their brain off. We can talk about how the government wastes tax dollars until we’re blue in the face, but it doesn’t seem to hit close […]
Historic City News convened the members of our editorial review board this morning to discuss and consider which candidates on local ballots could be recommended for election on November 4th. We realize that many readers have obtained an absentee ballot and are voting now. On next Monday, October 20, continuing through November 1, registered voters […]
Nicole Sanders, a thirty-three-year-old law student at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, reports to Historic City News in St Augustine that she has uncovered evidence that suggests that Republican-turned-Independent-turned-Democrat, Charlie Crist, used his position when he was governor to “sell” judicial appointments in exchange for political campaign contributions.
Supervisor of Elections Vicky Oakes informed Historic City News Friday that the red absentee ballot drop boxes were distributed by Elections Office staff members and are now available so voters may drop off their voted absentee ballots for the General Election.
St Johns County Supervisor of Elections, Vicky Oakes, reminds Historic City News readers that Monday, October 6, is the last day to register to vote in the November General Election. Qualified voters must register before the close of business on Monday directly with the Elections Office, at one of the designated registration locations like St […]
The contentious relationship between the US Veterans Administration and St Johns County continues with the county withdrawing one option from consideration after Historic City News learned that there has been no response from the government agency regarding their local Community Based Outpatient Clinic.
Just hours before this year’s final public hearing on the City of St Augustine’s 2014-2015 budget and related ordinance approvals, Historic City News learned that the City’s website, used to notify the public of the agenda and backup materials for such meetings, was inoperable.
According to information obtained by Historic City News, overseas ballots have already been mailed to St Johns County voters and, in just one week, domestic absentee ballots for the general election in November will be mailed. However, in the race for Florida Senator Seat 6, between Democrat Kathleen Trued, Greg Feldman who is running without […]
Florida mayor used secular resources for religious purposes FFRF wants pope invite rescinded The Freedom From Religion Foundation, on behalf of its Florida chapter and more than 21,000 members nationwide, is asking the mayor of St. Augustine to withdraw his invitation to Pope Francis to visit the city when he comes to the U.S. in […]
On September 30, 2014, two new members will join the five-member Planning and Zoning Board in St Augustine; a panel that City Attorney Isabelle Lopez calls the “most important citizen’s board”, and those two people will be selected on Monday evening at the regular meeting of the St Augustine City Commission.
City’s budget process comes to a close Second and last public hearing is Thursday, September 25 at 5:05pm The mayor and St Augustine city commissioners are wrapping up work on and poised to adopt a budget for the fiscal year 2014-2015 this week. All that remains is the final second public hearing which will be […]
Edward R. Wuellner, Executive Director of the St. Augustine ‐ St. Johns County Airport Authority, reported that at last night’s meeting, the members voted not to assess ad valorem taxes.