Using his often-controversial website, Commissioner Bob Barnas announced Thursday that he will not not be seeking reelection when his term ends in November 2014. He also announced that on Sunday, November, 17, he will be taking down his website, BobBarnas.com.
“This will be my last year as a Commissioner. I will not run again,” Barnas [...]
We caught a break, a few month’s worth at least, from all those eyesore political signs — they’ll start popping up with yard sale signs attached to them once everyone does their spring cleaning.
And that’s exactly what the voters in High Springs did to city hall — cleaned it out.
There is a lot [...]
According to the latest campaign finance reports, Patrick Rush, a candidate for High Springs City Commission, accepted a donation for $1,000, double the legal limit imposed by Florida law.
According to Florida Statute 106.08, contributions cannot be made in excess of $500 by any individual person or company. The law does allow an [...]
In an effort to discredit the campaign of Byran Williams, one High Springs city official is taking to the internet.
Vice Mayor Bob Barnas has started using his personal website in an attempt to trash the opponent of Pat Rush, the candidate Barnas is openly supporting to fill the seat of the retiring 77 year [...]
Mailboxes everywhere are filling up with political mailers, but one in particular may grab the attention of High Springs residents.
Speaking during “commissioners comments,” a time reserved at the end of the city commission meeting for commissioners to speak on any issue they please, Vice-Mayor Bob Barnas asked the commission for approval for the City [...]
I’ve lost count of the number of people who’ve come to me frustrated with the lack of information available on the candidates for High Springs City Commission this November, and rightfully so — there’s virtually nothing out there.
So complain no more, weary residents, I have decided to create this simple, two point voter guide [...]
(NOTE: The links contained below in reference to bobbarnas.com have since been password protected since this blog was posted.)
What started as an attempt to intimidate citizens from speaking during meetings may end up costing some commissioners their jobs.
In recent months, Commissioner Bob Barnas has made it known that he is making video recordings [...]
From a city employee’s point of view, if there was ever an upside to the mess that has become High Springs I suppose it’d be this: you can’t be fired.
Not that any of our fine, hardworking staff would ever do anything that would warrant termination, but even if they did, no one in the [...]
A meeting has been called for Wednesday, August 15, at 6:30pm, with an unusual item coming third on the agenda.
Resolution 2012-L, which serves as notification to City Manager Jeri Langman the commission intends to terminate her employment, will be voted on during the special meeting.
No other details, including which commissioner(s) called for the [...]
In an agenda posted today, the City of High Springs has released a draft version of the resolution setting property tax rates for the coming year.
The resolution, 2011-J, proposes High Springs paying a miillage rate of 6.9000, or $690 per $100,000 of assessed property value. The current property tax rate is rate is 6.15, making the [...]
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