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Wednesday Briefing: Bernie Sanders in Miami, Tourist Development, Matanzas Rezoning | FlaglerLive

| April 19, 2017

Bernie Sanders is in Miami tonight. (DonkeyHotey)

Bernie Sanders is in Miami tonight. (DonkeyHotey)

Today: Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s inland…in the upper 70s coast. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s inland. In the mid 60s coast. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Details here.
Drought Index is at 273.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
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Today’s jail bookings.

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“While a battle is raging one can see his enemy mowed down by the thousand, or the ten thousand, with great composure; but after the battle these scenes are distressing, and one is naturally disposed to do as much to alleviate the sufferings of an enemy as a friend.”

–Ulysses S. Grant, from his Memoirs.

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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.

The Sheriff’s daily incident reports and jail bookings are posted here.

james taylor

James Taylor.

The trial of James Albert Taylor, who faces a first-degree felony charge of lewd and lascivious molestation of an 11-year-old girl, enters its second day at 9 a.m., before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig, in Courtroom 401, Flagler County courthouse. A mistrial was declared earlier this month in the case (2014 CF 000043). See: “James A. Taylor Trial: A History of Violence and Rapes of Women and Children That the Jury Will Not Be Allowed to Hear.”

The Flagler Tourist Development Council meets at 10 a.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.

The Palm Coast Planning Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The board considers two applicants’ requests to rezone a total of 23 acres in the Matanzas Lakes-Matanzas Woods area from multi-family homes to single-family homes.

Auditions for Spotlight on Youth Talent Show, open to all grades, 5 p.m. at the Flagler County Youth Center on the campus of Flagler Palm Coast High School.

The Flagler County Technical Review Committee meets at 9 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 2, Bunnell, with $17,700 in grant proposals expected to be approved for three organizations.

Announcements:



G.W. Carver Center Auction to benefits the Carver Center in Bunnell continues. To bid, go here.

In Florida and in State Government:

Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel. Most legislative proceedings can be followed through the Senate or House websites.

The Senate is scheduled to hold a floor session. (10 a.m.) The House does so

Sexual assault: Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, Rep. Kristin Jacobs, D-Coconut Creek, and organizations such as Lauren’s Kids and the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence will hold a news conference as part of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Child Abuse Prevention Month. (12:30 p.m., Capitol rotunda.)

Drones: The Senate Communications, Energy and Public Utilities Committee will consider a bill (SB 832), filed by Sen. Dana Young, R-Tampa, that would make it a misdemeanor to operate drones around “critical infrastructure facilities,” such as power plants and gas or oil pipelines. (1:30 p.m.)

Black bears: The Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee will take up a proposal (SB 1304), filed by Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando, that would prevent black bears from being hunted in Florida for a decade and set aside money to help with the purchase of bear-resistant trash containers. (1:30 p.m., 37 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.) The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will start a two-day meeting and is expected to discuss issues related to managing the state’ black-bear population. The issue has been controversial since 2015, when the commission approved a bear hunt. The management efforts are aimed at reducing potentially dangerous interactions between humans and bears. (8:30 a.m., Florida Public Safety Institute, 85 Academy Dr., Havana.)

School bus safety: The Senate Transportation Committee will consider a proposal (SB 1622), filed by Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, that would increase penalties for motorists who illegally pass stopped school buses. The bill is named after Cameron Mayhew, a 16-year-old from Fort Myers who died after being hit by a vehicle that illegally passed a stopped school bus. (1:30 p.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez will make an appearance in Miami as part of what has been dubbed the “Come Together and Fight Back” tour. (7 p.m., James L. Knight Center, 400 S.E. Second Ave., Miami.)

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

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

April 23: The Chamber Players of Palm Coast, under the direction of Paige Dashner Long, are in concert at 3:30 p.m. at Palm Coast United Methodist Church, 5200 Belle Terre Pkwy, performing works by Gluck, Abel, Bach, and Handel. This concert will also include a special appearance by the Harmony Chamber Orchestra, the advanced orchestra from the Flagler Youth Orchestra Program, directed by Sue Cryan. They will play one piece at the beginning of the concert and join together at the end of the concert to perform Handel’s Water Music Overture and the Lady Gaga Fugue. The concert is free and open to all. Please invite family and friends to this wonderful concert, as well as forward this email to those who may be interested. Palm Coast United Methodist Church is located at 5200 Belle Terre Parkway. For more details, call 386-445-1600.
April 26: Anyone whose child has died is invited to an informal meeting to consider eventually establishing a local chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a nonprofit self-help bereavement support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child. There are some 650 such chapters across the country. The meeting will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Florida Hospital Flagler in classrooms A&B. for more information, call John Brady at 610/428-3139. To learn more about The Compassionate Friends, visit their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org. The meeting is open to all parents, grandparents, and siblings over age 18 who has suffered the loss of a child of any age.
April 26: Free legal clinics: The Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller in partnership with the Flagler County Bar Association is proud to present a four part series of legal clinics free of charge. Come out and speak to attorneys who are experts in their respective field of law for free. These clinics will be held at the Flagler County courthouse in the 1st floor jury assembly room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd. building #1, Bunnell, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Today’s class: Probate, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning. See the flyer here.

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Click on the image for larger view of the flyer.

April 28: City Market Place business owners have collectively come together to host a free Jazz Concert for the public at 7:30 p.m. The Jazz Concert will feature the Flagler-Palm Coast High School Jazz Band and is a fundraiser for the band. All sponsoring businesses will also have an Open House from 6 to 7 p.m. There will be free giveaways, prizes and a raffle drawing. The Flagler County Sheriff’s office will provide free fingerprinting of children. We would like to invite all Flagler County residents to join us for a wonderful evening of music under the stars.
April 29: The People’s Climate Movement March, in conjunction with a march scheduled in Washington, D.C., will march locally, meeting at Wadsworth Park at 10 am and marching over the bridge to Veteran’s Park in Flagler Beach, where there we will a rally and speakers sharing a wide variety of issues and information on how to get involved.
May 3: Free legal clinics: The Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller in partnership with the Flagler County Bar Association is proud to present a four part series of legal clinics free of charge. Come out and speak to attorneys who are experts in their respective field of law for free. These clinics will be held at the Flagler County courthouse in the 1st floor jury assembly room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd. building #1, Bunnell, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Today’s class: Criminal Law and Traffic. See the flyer here.
May 15: Free legal clinics: The Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller in partnership with the Flagler County Bar Association is proud to present a four part series of legal clinics free of charge. Come out and speak to attorneys who are experts in their respective field of law for free. These clinics will be held at the Flagler County courthouse in the 1st floor jury assembly room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd. building #1, Bunnell, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Today’s class: Family Law: Divorce, Name change, Adoption, Domestic Violence Injunctions etc. See the flyer here.
May 16: The Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission holds a hearing the the case of Circuit Judge Scott DuPont, who faces several charges of misconduct during his 2016 re-election election campaign. He has admitted wrongdoing. The 9 a.m. hearing is taking place in courtroom 406-7 at the Duval County Courthouse, 501 W. Adams Street, Jacksonville, before a six-member panel: Eugene Pettis, Steven P. DeLuca, Robert Morris, Michele Cummings, Harry Duncanson (a lay member of the commission) and Jerome S. Osteryoung.

The Day’s Best Reads:

Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through March 24 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):

Road and Interstate Construction:

Cultural Coda:

Antonin Dvořák: Romance for Violin and Orchestra performed by Tanja Sonc

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1 Response for “Wednesday Briefing: Bernie Sanders in Miami, Tourist Development, Matanzas Rezoning | FlaglerLive”

  1. Anonymous says:

    The one thing that Bernie Sanders and Donald trump seem to have in common is their inability to realize that they are no longer campaigning for President.

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