After passionate debate both pro and con, the High Springs city commission voted 3-2 to appoint Jeri Langman, a former office manager and current city resident, as interim city manager, replacing Jenny Parham, who has served in the position for 14 months. Newly elected commissioners Bob Barnas and Linda Clark Gestrin joined Mayor Dean Davis [...]
The special city commission meeting this Tuesday may have been non-controversial when scheduled but now may be anything but the case. Some commissioners are pushing a new candidate be hired with no public process or application process.
Join us Saturday, November 19, from 11am until 3pm at the Civic Center for the High Springs Community Block Party.
The event will feature games & activities for all ages, live music, a DJ, and lots of food & drinks. There will also be door prizes and game prizes such as a laptop, iPod, gift [...]
If you plan to arrive on time for Thursday’s High Springs city commission meeting you’ll probably find yourself without seat. If history is any indicator of what to expect, when the clock hits 6:30pm the room watching the swearing in of two newly elected commissioners will be standing room only.
Commissioners-elect Bob Barnas and Linda Clark [...]
Marking the end of the 2010-2011 city commission, the meeting on Thursday, November 3, didn’t pass by without some slight controversy. For the highlights, see below.
Dealing with people
Adopted in 1998, the current city Personnel Policy and Procedure Manual has really started showing its age. The most notable of these problems is perhaps when [...]
It’s becoming a bit of a trend in High Springs. Throwing out incumbents that is.
For the fourth consecutive year voters have said no to seated politicians*, giving preference instead to their unseasoned political counterparts.
Bob Barnas and Linda Clark Gestrin — neither of whom have previously held political office — received enough votes to [...]
No matter whether you’re happy with city government or want to see a major overhaul, the atmosphere in in High Springs today is one thing: electric.
Polls will open this morning at 7am and close at 7pm to allow High Springs residents their choice for two open city commission seats and six charter amendments.
Although it wasn’t an official right here until 1791, the age old practice of journalists writing about politicians is nothing new.
But today is a bit different. The roles have been reversed.
As a seated politician I write today to reflect on the loss of one of the oldest businesses we had in [...]
On a Thursday night agenda loaded with important items the most crucial issue wasn’t even on the agenda.
As the meeting was wrapping up, city attorney Thomas Depeter, speaking during his allotted comment time, referenced copies of a letter he placed on the dais for each commissioner just prior to the meeting. He requested each [...]
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