Starting at 5pm and running until 11:15pm, Thursday’s meeting had plenty of testy exchanges, lots of split votes, and enough unfinished business it forced the commission to call another special meeting this Thursday at 6:30pm. Okay, there were technically two meetings back to back (CRA at 5pm and Commission at 6:30pm) but you get the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
On Tuesday, October 25, High Springs residents will have their second and final opportunity to publicly meet and hear from the four candidates for the two city commission seats on November 8th ballot.
Although this is the second forum of the election cycle, it will be the first with all four candidates (expected) in attendance, [...]
What was intended to be an informative, balanced event materialized as more of a campaign rally for Bob Barnas and Linda Clark Gestrin, the two candidates in attendance at the Gainesville Tea Party’s inaugural High Springs candidate’s forum.
Was the event biased towards two of the candidates? No.
Was the “deck stacked” in favor [...]
On Tuesday, October 4th at the Gainesville Tea Party will host the first of two forums held for the public to hear from the four candidates for the November 8th High Springs city commission election. The event will take place at 7pm at the Civic Center. The public is encouraged to attend.
The second forum [...]
After two months of campaigning, the donations are beginning to pour in, at perhaps a record setting rate. After the first reporting period we’ve almost reached contributions total per campaign as last year’s complete election cycle.
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