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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.

Palm Coast Council Would Rather Spare Dog Cooper’s Life. You Wouldn’t Know It
From Its Court Pleadings.

| September 10, 2018

Palm Coast’s administration is is making its decision to kill Cooper the dog synonymous with the council’s preference. But it isn’t.

Council Approves Rezoning for Apartments on Old Kings Road That Drew Strident Opposition From Woodlands

| September 4, 2018

The 74-unit apartment complex would be for people 55 and older and affordably priced, but Woodlands residents say it will burden their neighborhood with traffic and other potential nuisances.

Dottye Benton, Owner of Dangerous Dog Cooper, Faces Felony Charge Following 3rd Bite

| August 31, 2018

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office filed the charge that Palm Coast Animal Control asked for, citing owner Dottye Benton’s pattern of neglect and dissimulation.

Palm Coast Builds Path Where Michelle Taylor, 16, Was Killed; To Her Father, It’s “7 Years Too Late”

| August 30, 2018

Michelle Taylor, 16, was walking along Lakeview Boulevard in 2017 when she killed by a car. Her father is angry at a city that had been ‘putting frickin’ umbrellas over monkey bars’ instead of building paths and putting up lights.

Palm Coast Council and Manager Jim Landon Again Clash Sharply Over Methods and Goals

| August 29, 2018

Palm Coast Council members repeatedly and sharply criticized Manager Jim Landon over a “disconnect” between their goals and his execution, the latest in a series of increasing clashes.

Greg Hansen, Trevor Tucker, Joe Mullins Win, Janet McDonald , Fischer, Tipton and Branquinho in Runoffs

| August 28, 2018

County Commissioner Greg Hansen and School Board member Trevor Tucker are headed to comfortable victories, and newcomer Joe Mullins is well ahead of Commissioner Nate McLaughlin.

Tax Notices Mailed to Property Owners Point to Mostly Modest Increases

| August 27, 2018

Property owners started receiving their tax notices in the mail last week. the numbers are not as dire as feared or as they seem, particularly when a tax bill is looked at whole rather than in its various parts.

John Tipton, Palm Coast City Council Candidate: The Live Interview

| August 26, 2018

John Tipton 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.

Corinne Hermle, Palm Coast City Council Candidate: The Live Interview

| August 26, 2018

Corinne Hermle 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.

Eddie Branquinho, Palm Coast City Council Candidate: The Live Interview

| August 26, 2018

Eddie Branquinho 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.

As Quarantine Costs Reach $5,000, Dangerous Dog Cooper Bites 3rd Victim–and Owner Attempts Hush-Up

| August 24, 2018

The incident took place last week when Cooper the dog escaped its kennel and bit a Flagler Humane Society staffer before the dog’s owner took control–and asked the staffer not to say anything.

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