The second and final forum of the 2011 election cycle was a fantastic success for some candidates while others didn’t fair so well, but which two were in what camp depends on one thing — who you ask.
As one candidate said in his closing remarks, “we’re not gonna change opinions”, eluding to people in [...]
In a surprise turn of events, the High Springs city commission voted 4-1 to terminate the six-year manager’s contract.
After hours of discussion surrounding employee insurance rates and health plans, the commission went back on a decision to restore two public works positions in favor of eliminating a police position. Commissioner John Hill, who said he had a change of heart, even went on to say it was with a “bleeding heart” that he [...]
This Thursday the High Springs City Commission will hold their first public hearing for the passage of the FY2011 Budget. The budget, originally presented by the city manager on July 26, has seen some significant changes made by the current commission. While some of the modifications have been unanimous, others have become split [...]
Tonight, Thursday September 2nd, at 6:30, our city commission will be meeting to finalize the draft budget that will go on to the two required public meetings in September.
I know recently a lot of attention has been directed at the county level regarding public safety, but right here in High Springs the other commissioners [...]
My apologies for the delayed post here. We’re right in the middle of the budget season and on top of that we’re currently revamping the Land Development Code, so my homework has been filled, causing my posts to be a bit behind. August 12th results are below:
1. CONSIDER ORDINANCE 2010-14, AN ORDINANCE [...]
On Thursday, August 12th, while acting as the Community Development Agency (CRA) of High Springs, the city commission voted 4-1 not to grant the Community Development Corporation (CDC) it’s request for additional funds to continue the Main Street program.
Although the original five-year agreement where the City provided funding for five years at a rate [...]
It’s Wednesday, halfway through qualification week, and already candidates are filing their official paperwork and fees to enter the November 2nd City Commission race. To find out more information regarding the election details, read my previous post here.
Currently as of 9:30am Wednesday morning, election papers have been filed by the following candidates:
After two meetings doing a review of the city manager’s proposed budget-which includes a reduction of $607,000 and the layoff of 14 positions-the city commission opted to set the tentative millage rate the same as last year’s. Despite a 9% drop in property values city-wide, the commssion opted to remain at the existing rate of 6.15 [...]
With official qualification week a mere five days away, already candidates are filing official documents that declare their interest in serving in our city government.
A total of four candidates have officially filed their intent to run papers for a seat on the High Springs City Commission this November.
Although the candidates must actually file [...]
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