In anticipation of this year’s mid-term elections, the St Johns County Supervisor of Elections office had a very special visitor. Earlier this month, Secretary of State Cord Byrd took time out of his busy schedule […]
Despite being required to do so by federal law and House rules, U.S. Representative for District 4, which includes St Johns County, John H Rutherford, is under investigation by the House Committee on Ethics over […]
Historic City News was informed of the closures of local government offices in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.
Although lawmakers failed to deliver on some critical legislation this year, they did manage to find time to pass into law a bill that would establish “strawberry shortcake” as Florida’s official dessert. Senate Bill 1006 […]
St Johns County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Brandon J Patty reported to Historic City News that his office will hold its annual Operation Green Light driver license reinstatement event starting today, Monday, […]
The Republican Party of Florida informed local Historic City News reporters that as of Tuesday, March 29, 2022, Florida Republicans have reached a historic new milestone. Crediting Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, the GOP states that […]
As we prepare for the mid-term elections this fall, Historic City News will be reporting the information you need to know about how elections are conducted in St Johns County. There are some significant changes […]
The Florida legislature did today what Historic City News reporters expected they would do. Unable to agree on a budget to be presented to Governor Ron DeSantis for approval, they gave themselves an extension, pushing […]
Older and lower-income Americans are four times more likely to make all, or almost all, of their purchases with cash. But at least for now, those consumers may face a growing number of merchants who […]
The legislature is taking local government entities to task in hopes of putting a stop to unnecessary and ill-advised ordinances that put an unnecessary burden on local businesses. Historic City News has been following this […]
During the St Augustine City Commission meeting last night, Monday, February 28th, Historic City News subscribers watched as the commission proclaimed March 2022, to be Minorcan History and Culture Month in St Augustine.
Historic City News is pleased to report the highlights of the regular meeting of the St Johns County Commission held on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, as published by the St Johns County Civic Roundtable.
Historic City News subscribers need drive no further than Ponce de Leon Boulevard to see proof that the Florida cannabis industry has its eyes on the potential $6 billion industry and comparatively small local communities […]
Historic City News founder Michael Gold got bad news in the mailbox this week, and he finds out that he is just one of many local homeowners facing soaring homeowner insurance premiums this year. The […]
City of St Augustine Beach Communications and Events Coordinator, Melinda Conlon, gave notice to local Historic City News reporters that the commission is accepting resumes and letters of intent to fill an interim vacancy created […]
City of St. Augustine Beach public information officer Melinda Conlon reported to Historic City News Monday afternoon that effective January 31st, St. Augustine Beach Commissioner Ernesto Juan Torres-Perez has resigned after a police report alleged […]
On Friday, January 21, 2022, St Johns County Civic Roundtable Chairman Jim McLane provided Historic City News with a copy of 35 suggestions for how to better handle growth in St Johns County, as submitted […]
In 1973, the Florida Legislature enacted the Municipal Home Rules Power Act, giving cities and counties the power to enact their own laws — unless state law overrides them. This legislative override, or “preemption”, is […]
The annual assault on Florida’s popular open government laws continues this legislative session. Even as the public clamors for greater transparency and access to their elected officials and government, our own Representative, Cyndi Stevenson, has […]
Counties across Florida collectively bring in hundreds of millions of dollars a year in hotel bed tax revenue — but the uses for that money are limited. Historic City News has reported when controversial organizations […]