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Interim Beau Falgout Clear Favorite as Palm Coast Council Draws Up Manager Shortlist

| January 22, 2019

Palm Coast Interim Manager Beau Falgout garnered the most support from council members shortlisting 16 candidates out of more than 50, as their search for a manager continues.

Sheriff’s Cmdr. David Williams Appointed Palm Coast Liaison, Replacing Mark Carman

| January 22, 2019

Cmdr. David Williams, who’s been with the agency since 2001, was named the liaison to Palm Coast, replacing Mark Carman, who’s to be the police chief in Crescent City.

Survey Time: Palm Coast Government Wants To Hear Your Views About the City

| January 21, 2019

Palm Coast residents have two more weeks to take the 2018-2019 Palm Coast Citizen Survey. The survey is ongoing now through Saturday, Feb. 2.

Palm Coast Is Concerned: Not Enough Sports Fields For Tournaments, Local Teams and Growth

| January 16, 2019

Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland wants broader planning for additional sports fields in the city that ensure local sports organizations and residents aren’t sidelined by money-generating tournaments.

Mark Carman, Affable Face of Policing in Palm Coast For 20 Years, Is Leaving To Be Crescent City Chief

| January 2, 2019

Mark Carman, 57, spent 31 years at the Flagler Sheriff’s Office and 20 heading the Palm Coast precinct and as liaison. He’ll be taking the Crescent City Police Chief’s job come February.

A Special Taxing District To Repair Palm Coast’s Privately Owned Sea Walls? Not Exactly.

| December 18, 2018

Is Palm Coast looking to create a taxing district to pay for privately owned seawall repairs  on the city’s 26 miles of saltwater canals? Not exactly. Certainly not yet. But it’s not off the table.

Holland and Cuff Put Their Differences To Work in Search for New Palm Coast Manager

| December 6, 2018

Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland and Council member Bob Cuff disagreed on key search parameters for a new manager, but the disagreements only shaped a more synthesized process that may yield a new manager by late winter.

Flagler’s Legislative Delegation Is Taking Requests: Hutson and Renner Hear Wish Lists Dec. 7

| November 28, 2018

House Rep. Paul Renner and Sen. Travis Hutson, who represent Flagler in Tallahassee, are holding their annual legislative meeting for Flagler governments and residents on Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. in Bunnell.

Judge Rules Palm Coast Has No Choice But To Execute Dangerous Dog Cooper, Ending Notorious Case

| November 20, 2018

A circuit judge ruled that Palm Coast animal control was right to condemn Cooper, a dangerous dog, to death, and the Palm Coast City Council was right to stay out of it. The dog will soon be killed.

Ambition and Pledges of Openness Frame Swearings-In at County Commission and Palm Coast Council

| November 20, 2018

Joe Mullins was sworn-in as a county commissioner and Donald O’Brien elected chairman while Jack Howell and Eddie Branquinho took their seats on the Palm Coast council today.

Palm Coast Streetlights: $860,000 Plan Would Light Up 23 Miles Of Roads Over Next 5 Years

| November 15, 2018

Two-thirds of the cost would be one-time capital and one third would be recurring, and in addition to the $700,000 a year the city spends now on lighting the city.

Palm Coast and County Resolve Sour Development Conflict, Signaling Falgout’s More Cooperative ‘Playbook’

| November 14, 2018

The Airport Commons development opposite the future Wawa had led Palm Coast to threaten to sue the county, until the city’s Beau Falgout replaced Jim Landon. Then it became all about resolving issues.

Palm Coast Council Explores More Underground Power Lines, But FPL
Makes It Expensive

| November 14, 2018

FPL is inviting Palm Coast government to “convert” more overhead power lines to underground lines, but the city would have to assume most of the cost. Council members are cool to the idea.

Death For Dangerous Dog Cooper Likely as Judge Sees Scant ‘Legal Basis’ to Stop It

| November 5, 2018

A circuit judge gave supporters of Cooper, the dangerous dog condemned to death, little hope today after a one-hour hearing in an appeal designed to commute the dog’s death sentence.

Palm Coast Approves Cultural Grants. Just Don’t Call It “Religious Outreach.”

| November 2, 2018

The Palm Coast City Council this week approved grants for 13 cultural events by local non-profits, totaling $34,500. The Palm Coast United Methodist Church’s description of its mission as “religious outreach” drew an objection in the context of cultural grants.

As Palm Coast Looks to Rewrite Feral Cat Rules, Advocates Plead For More Accommodation

| October 31, 2018

The Palm Coast council is again wrestling with the often divisive matter of feral cats, with advocates asking for tolerance and opponents asking for more containment of what they consider nuisances.

Palm Coast Council Gets Primer on Dangerous Dog Rules: ‘You Don’t Have a Role in Process’

| October 30, 2018

The presentation was a more formal way of assuring the council that it had immunity in dangerous-dog decisions–as long as it remained on the sidelines. 

Among Qualities Sought in Next Palm Coast Manager: Many of Those Not Found in Former One

| October 24, 2018

Only 13 people turned up at the first of two meetings designed to give the public a voice in Palm Coast’s choice for its next city manager, but those 13 had an outsize voice.

Court Hearing in Notorious Case of Dangerous Dog Cooper Scheduled for Day Before Election

| October 23, 2018

The owner of Cooper the dog wants a judge to overrule a Palm Coast hearing officer’s death sentence so the dog can be exiled to a refuge for dangerous dogs on Florida’s west coast.

Jack Howell, Palm Coast City Council Candidate: The Live Interview

| October 16, 2018

Jack Howell is a candidate for Palm Coast City Council. All registered voters in the city may cast a ballot in that non-partisan election regardless of party affiliation or location in Palm Coast.

Facing Staunch Opposition, Palm Coast Council Retreats From Electric Tax To Seek Alternatives

| October 16, 2018

The Palm Coast Council this morning voted unanimously to indefinitely delay further discussions of new electric taxes to pay for city roads and a new public works facility.

Palm Coast’s Shocking Electric Tax Scheme

| October 15, 2018

Out of nowhere the Palm Coast City Council is about to ram through a large tax increase on residents and businesses with hardly any discussion, no hearings, no public education. No wonder we have tea parties.

Jon Netts, Palm Coast City Council Candidate: The Live Interview

| October 15, 2018

Jon Netts is a candidate for Palm Coast City Council, District 2. All registered voters in the city may cast a ballot in that non-partisan election regardless of party affiliation or location in Palm Coast.

Palm Coast Government Will Fly 3 Drones For Civil Uses, Excluding Code Enforcement And Private Property

| October 10, 2018

Palm Coast government will use drones in IT, planning, PR. utilities, construction and with its fire department, but officials stress that private property is excluded, as is surveillance of any sort.

Palm Coast Again Considering 2 New Electric Taxes That Drew Bitter Opposition 6 Years Ago

| October 9, 2018

The Palm Coast City Council is considering a public service electric tax and an electric franchise fee to diversify revenue, build a new, $20 million public works facility and repave city streets.

88-Apartment Complex Planned Near Epic Theatres in Palm Coast’s Town Center, Start of City’s ‘Innovation District’

| October 5, 2018

The three-building apartment complex will rise three stories and will be within walking distance of Flagler Palm Coast High School and Palm Coast City Hall.

Jerry Forte, Humbler Side of Clout, Becomes Palm Coast’s Fire Chief as Mike Beadle Rides Off In an RV

| September 27, 2018

Jerry Forte became Palm Coast’s second fire chief in 19 years today as he took over for Mike Beadle in an emotional ceremony attended by some 250 people.

On Landonless Palm Coast Council, Members Push Back on Holland Attempt to Delay New Manager Hire

| September 26, 2018

Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland sought to wait until two new council members are seated in late November before a search firm is given direction on what to look for in a new manager. Her colleagues disagreed.

Palm Coast Council Fires City Manager Jim Landon, Ending 11-Year Tenure

| September 18, 2018

The Palm Coast City Council this morning voted 4-0 to fire City Manager Jim Landon, ending his 11-year tenure after weeks of mounting tension and clashes with the council.

Palm Coast Residents’ Stormwater Cost Will Double Over Next 6 Years and Utility Bills Increase By $30 a Month

| September 12, 2018

Palm Coast homeowners are in for big rate increases between the new water and sewer rates the council just approved and the steep new stormwater rates it is set to approve next week.

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