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No Money for a Big Recreation Center, But Palm Coast Will Spend $100,000 Imagining One

| July 10, 2018

The $100,000 would pay for a conceptual plan for the recreation center and potential aquatic center off Belle Terre Parkway, around the Palm Coast Tennis Center.

‘I Don’t Need Him To Tell Me How To Hire Our Next City Manager,’ Palm Coast Mayor Says of Landon

| July 9, 2018

Though a search firm is ready to find Palm Coast’s next manager, council members were taken aback by an email from City Manager Jim Landon dictating delays.

Behind Campaign to ‘Save Cooper’ the Dangerous Dog, Broken Pledges on Both Sides and Palm Coast’s Arbitrary Calls

| June 18, 2018

Cooper’s owner broke a pledge to kill the dog, and the victim broke a pledge not to sue, while Palm Coast pursued euthanizing the dog but not charges against the owner, even though the law says it should do both.

Palm Coast Council Prepares Residents For Big Tax and Fee Changes Ahead

| June 14, 2018

A combination of a potential huge revenue loss combined with rising infrastructure needs mean the current Palm Coast tax and fee structure is unsustainable.

Palm Coast Council Claims It Cannot Exile Rather Than Kill Dangerous Dog Cooper. Many Others Disagree.

| June 12, 2018

The dog Cooper has twice been declared dangerous and is set to be killed, but its owner and advocates say Palm Coast is refusing to settle for exiling the dog to a rescue ranch instead.

Palm Coast Council Appoints Lawyer Vincent Lyon To Complete Steven Nobile’s Term

| June 6, 2018

Vincent Lyon, 46, has been practicing law in Palm Coast since 2013 and works at the Chiumento law firm a few steps from City Hall. He will serve just six months.

Just 3 Applicants For Palm Coast Council’s Nobile Seat; All 3 To Be Interviewed Tuesday

| May 30, 2018

Charles Johnson, a retired Sea Ray Boats employee, attorney Vincent Lyon and Robert Thomasey, a retired electrician, are the three applicants to fill out the six months remaining on Steven Nobile’s term.

Matanzas Golf Group Files for Bankruptcy, But Palm Coast Ownership Faces Numerous Hurdles

| May 16, 2018

Palm Coast government does not control the Matanzas golf course property, which is now tied up in bankruptcy court. The city is not assured of controlling the property once hurdles are cleared.

It’ll be a Race After All: Jack Howell Will Challenge Jon Netts For Palm Coast Council

| May 11, 2018

Howell, 75, a centrist Republican, has an opinionated, sharp-tongued independent streak and an outsize personality tempered by self-deprecating wit and moderate politics.

Rejecting Manager-Favored Secrecy, Mayor Calls For Open Interviews of Palm Coast Council Candidates For Nobile Replacement

| May 8, 2018

Twice in recent years the Palm Coast Council held closed-door interviews for seat replacements, an approach favored by Manager Jim Landon and rejected by Mayor Milissa Holland.

Accusing Palm Coast of Making ‘Blatantly False’ Claims, County Talks Mediation and Litigation Over SR100 Development

| May 7, 2018

A proposed commercial development on State Road 100 by the airport has county and Palm Coast government relations at their lowest ebb in years.

Heidi Shipley Will Not Run Again For Palm Coast Council After All, Citing Futility

| May 3, 2018

Feeling sidelined at the losing end of 3-2 votes, Heidi Shipley said she won;t run again, but her decision is drawing interest for other candidates in addition to former Mayor Jon Netts.

As Palm Coast Council’s Protracted Manager-Hiring Process Continues, Search Firm Bails

| April 25, 2018

The council’s top choice for a manager-recruiting firm dropped out over Sunshine Law issues, leaving the council with other firms it will interview, one of them merely for appearances’ sake.

Steve Nobile Resigns From Palm Coast Council, Triggering Repeat of 2016 Appointment Dilemma

| April 23, 2018

Citing family health issues, Palm Coast Council member Steve Nobile is resigning his seat in May, repeating the dilemma the council faced when Bill McGuire resigned in 2016.

Water War Flares Again Between Palm Coast and County Over Planned Shops Near Airport

| April 10, 2018

A proposed commercial development at the southeast corner of State Road 100 and the entrance to the county airport, opposite Bulldog Drive, is at the center of the latest water dispute between Palm Coast and the county.

On Florida Park Drive, Council Wants a Stop To Traffic-Calming Proposals That Dead-End

| April 10, 2018

Palm Coast council member blames the city administration for not acting on several proposals to help reduce traffic, pollution and noise along Florida Park Drive.

Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland’s State Of the City Address at Community Center

| April 3, 2018

The full text of Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland’s State of the City Address at an event produced by the Observer Tuesday.

The Selling of Palm Coast:
Mayor’s State of the City Speech: $40 a Plate, Sponsors Sought, Profits Go To The Observer

| March 22, 2018

Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland headlines a State of the City event at the city’s new community center in April, but for $40 a ticket. The for profit event is produced by the Observer, which will take all earnings.

Behind Closed Doors, Palm Coast Council Was Willing To Risk Big Loss Against McDonald Until Judge and Adjuster Set It Straight

| March 15, 2018

Battles between Palm Coast government–the council and Jim Landon, the manager–and Dennis McDonald, the perennial critic, got so personal in a previous lawsuit, records show, that the city was willing to risk taxpayer money until it was forced to accept a settlement.

The New Palm Coast Community Center: A Bounty of Spaces Welcoming Uses and Nature

| March 14, 2018

The $8 million renovation more than triples the size of the old building to 18,000 square feet, with ample and handsome spaces inside and out, including a renovated public park.

Dennis McDonald To Sue Palm Coast for 3rd Time in 5 Years, 2nd Time Over Sidewalk Fall

| March 13, 2018

Dennis McDonald, a four-time candidate for office who perennially sues Palm Coast and files complaints on elected officials, required a hip replacement after falling on a city sidewalk before Christmas.

After Awarding $15,000 Raise to Assistant, Palm Coast’s Landon Is “Offended” at Claim He’d Award Big Raises On His Way Out

| March 13, 2018

Palm Coast Council member Heidi Shipley and Jim Landon, the city manager, got in a brief sniping duel over the raise Landon awarded a loyal second without informing the council.

Brazenly Misrepresenting Council, Palm Coast’s Landon Names Assistant and Awards $15,000 Raise Council Did Not Approve

| March 9, 2018

For Palm Coast Manager Jim Landon, the Beau Falgout appointment for $110,000 a year is the latest in a long list of instances where Landon’s version misrepresents the facts.

“It Stinks,” Palm Coast Manager Says of WastePro’s Service as Mayor Speaks of Ending Contract

| March 7, 2018

Mayor Milissa Holland is raising the possibility of finding a new garbage hauler for Palm Coast after losing patience with complaints about WastePro.

Gov. Scott’s Boasts of “Recovering” $1.2 Million From Palm Coast Data Aside, New Documents Detail Extent of Deal’s Failures

| March 1, 2018

Documents obtained by FlaglerLive and disclosed for the first time show the extent of Palm Coast Data’s difficulties and some of Palm Coast government’s own deception along the way.

Palm Coast and Matanzas Golf Course Owners Reach Agreement, With Conditions

| February 28, 2018

Palm Coast government has agreed to significantly code enforcement reduce its lien on the Matanzas golf course in exchange for a dismissal of all pending litigation.

Does Palm Coast Have a Panhandling Problem? Council Member Thinks So, But Legal Options Are Limited

| February 27, 2018

Palm Coast City Council member Heidi Shipley, citing “regulars” panhandling on Old Kings Road and Palm Coast Parkway, wants an anti-panhandling ordinance.

Palm Coast Council Whittles Charter Amendments Down to 3 Minor Changes

| February 27, 2018

Council members discarded the idea of expanding the council to seven members and stuck to minor changes about elections in case of death or resignation, and the next charter-review process.

Palm Coast Residents Say They Like Their City But Less So Their Municipal Government

| February 12, 2018

In the latest survey of residents’ satisfaction, Palm Coast government and the direction of the city takes a significant hit, while services such as police and fire see great satisfaction.

Four Local Governments Vying For Residents To Enroll In Their “Academies”

| February 1, 2018

Local governments’ citizenship academies have been relatively popular, especially among potential political candidates or people who want to see the plumbing of government firsthand.

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