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Monday Briefing: A1A Reopening, Diabetes Flag-Raising, Post-Hurricane Planning, Debris Pick-Up, Caro on Moses

| November 7, 2016

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Weekend: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Lows in the mid-60s. Details here.
Drought Index is at 275.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
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“Was there an alternative, then, to politics as usual? One possible development that could “break a system wide open” was an economic catastrophe of the magnitude of the great depression, or at least of a severe recession following a stock market plunge like that of “Black Monday” in October 1987. Some liberals and Democrats were predicting such an event, some even forecast a likely time of onset, but the prospect that the nation had to wait for a catastrophe in order to take actions that might have prevented it seemed as wretched as the notion that the world would have to go through a nuclear crisis before it would take the necessary steps to forestall nuclear war.”

–From James MacGregor Burns’s “The Crosswinds of Freedom,” (1989).

In Flagler and Palm Coast:

Note: all government meetings noticed below are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Many can be heard or seen live through each agency’s website.

Early voting is over. Election Day voting begins tomorrow, Tuesday, at 7 a.m. at your precinct.

The Flagler County Commission joins Florida Hospital Flagler when it raises the Blue Flag at 8:15 a.m. at the flagpole in front of the Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Bunnell. The event is part of World Diabetes Day.

Gov. Rick Scott at 9 a.m. is expected to re-open the repaired section of State Road A1A partially demolished by Hurricane Matthew at the south end of Flagler Beach. The governor is expected in town according to a city commissioner.

flagler county commission government logoThe Flagler County Commission meets at 9 a.m. at the Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Bunnell. It is expected to approve a $150,000 grant out of tourism sales tax dollars to underwrite Palm Coast’s construction of new bathrooms at the Indian Trails Sports Complex.

The Flagler County Commission meets again at 1 p.m. for a workshop that will provide a post-hurricane overview, with discussions about the future of A1A, dune protection, beach clean-up and so on. At the Emergency Operations Center in Bunnell.

2nd Pass For Hurricane Matthew Debris Pick-Up in Palm Coast Begins: Residents are urged to place any remaining hurricane debris curbside this weekend – especially if your neighborhood was among the first to receive debris pickup after the storm. Details here.

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In Florida and in State Government:

Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection will hold a hearing on a proposal that would create new requirements for notifying the public when pollution occurs. The proposal comes after high-profile pollution incidents. (9 a.m., Marjory Stoneman Douglas Building, 3900 Commonwealth Blvd., Tallahassee.)

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and the Occasional Beyond:

Nov. 8: Election Day. Possibly the end of the world.
Nov. 8: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets for three successive meetings at the elections supervisor’s office at the Government Services Building in Bunnell, as follows: at noon and again at 6 p.m. to canvass absentee ballots, and at 7 p.m. to issue unofficial results of the election.
Nov. 8: More than 50 local and regional employers will be on hand for Daytona State College’s Fall Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Mori Hosseini Center (bldg. 1200) on the Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Details here.
Nov. 8: Stetson Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Hose, conductor: A rare opportunity to hear Roberto Molinelli’s Twin Legends, featuring David Bjella, cello. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall 421 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand, 386-822-8950. Tickets: $10 adult, $8 senior, $5 youth and student, no charge for 12 and younger. Tickets available at the door or at
Nov. 10: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets at the elections supervisor’s office at the Government Services Building in Bunnell at 5:15 p.m. to canvass provisional ballots and discuss unofficial results.
Nov. 14: The St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society presents Marcia Fine, award-winning author of seven novels, who will speak about a “Sephardic Journey” at 7 p.m. in the Flagler Room of the Old Ponce de Leon Hotel, 74 King Street at Cordova Street on the Flagler College Campus in St. Augustine. Fine’s historical fiction, “The Blind Eye,” has been chosen by the State Library of Arizona ONEBOOKAZ, a celebration of quality literature. The program is free, all are welcome, no advance arrangements are necessary. Please call (904) 829-6481 for best directions.
Nov. 18: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets at the elections supervisor’s office at the Government Services Building in Bunnell at 5 p.m. to canvass overseas ballots and discuss official results.
Nov. 22: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets at the elections supervisor’s office at the Government Services Building in Bunnell at 10 a.m. to conduct a post-election, manual audit.
Nov. 29: A hearing is scheduled before Circuit Judge Scott DuPont in the case of Dunn v. Flagler County Schools, the case involving an allegation that two children were bullied and one of them was sexually assaulted by other children at a voluntary pre-kindergarten at Old Kings Elementary school in 2015. See the background story here. 1:45 p.m., Courtroom 402, Flagler County Courthouse.
Feb. 6: The great violinist Itzhak Perlman opens the 2017 season of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival with a 7:30 p.m. performance at First Baptist Church, 1600 South 8th Street in Fernandina Beach. Tickets here.

The Day’s Best Reads:

Fact-Checking the Knaves:

Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through Oct. 28 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):

Road and Interstate Construction:

Cultural Coda:

Robert Caro on Robert Moses

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