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Palm Coast City Council
The Palm Coast City Council will appoint a replacement for Council member Jack Howell, who resigned last week, until voters in a special election held concurrently with the general election on Nov. 3 will elect a candidate for the remaining two years in Howell’s term.
Jack Howell was elected two years ago. He said his resignation has nothing to do with anything other than his health. It will require the city to hold a special election in conjunction with the coming August and November contests.
The Palm Coast City Council this evening voted 5-0 to enact the first mask mandate of any government in Flagler County, describing it as an urgent necessity as coronavirus spike in the county and the state.
Covid-19 cases in Flagler spiked in the last 24 hours by 18 cases, one of the largest-single-day spikes, as the Palm Coast City Council this evening considers a mask mandate, but it carries no penalties for violators.
As coronavirus infections continue to surge, Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland, Flagler Beach Commission Chair Jane Mealy and County Commission Chair Dave Sullivan will be asking their respective governments to approve a mandatory mask mandate in coming days.
Palm Coast City Manager Matt Morton brought in an investigator to investigate the city’s own internal investigations process and its handling of public records, some of them involving Milissa Holland and Coastal Cloud. The result excused several misjudgments.
The University of North Florida’s plan to build a satellite presence in Palm Coast’s Town Center as a feeder of health care practitioners to regional hospitals and clinics is a go as the $24 million dollar MedNex initiative survived Gov. Ron DeSantis’s veto pen today.
Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland’s State of the City Address is normally delivered at a special event–the last two have been delivered at the Palm Coast Community Center–but the ongoing coronavirus emergency turned this one virtual.
Debbie Streichsbier, Palm Coast’s ex-human resources director, says she resigned. The city says she was fired. She’s suing over a claim of unpaid severance.