Today: Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs in the lower 80s inland…in the upper 70s coast. West winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 60s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Details here.
Drought Index is at 339.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
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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.
Keep in mind: March is Women’s History Month.
The Flagler County Economic Opportunity Advisory Board meets at 9 a.m. at the Government Services Building, Bunnell. It will hear presentations from Jason DeLorenzo, Government Affairs Director of the Flagler Home Builders Association, commercial broker Margaret Sheehan-Jones, and attorney Michael Sznapstajler, who’ll talk about brownfields.
The Flagler County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meets at 10 a.m. in board chambers, Government Services Building, Bunnell.
The Boy Scouts Council holds its Golden Eagle Dinner at 6 p.m. at Hammock Dunes, honoring Bob Cuff, now a Palm coast City council member.
Palm Coast Arts Foundation’s Annual Picnics and Pops Concert With the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, at Town Center: Tickets for the 10th Anniversary event, on May 7 at 6:30 p.m., are $40 for members of the foundation, $45 for the general public, through March 15. After March 15, tickets are $45 and $50, and a table of 10 goes for $450 for members, $500 for the general public. For tickets go to www.palmcoastartsfoundation.com or call 386-225-4394. See a full flier for the event here.
Supreme court delays: The Senate Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations Subcommittee will consider a bill (SB 878), filed by Sen. Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa, that would require the Florida Supreme Court to file annual reports about cases that take long periods of time to decide. (9 a.m.)
Medical pot: The Senate Health Policy Committee will hold a workshop on SB 406, filed by Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, and other legislation related to carrying out a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana in the state. (1 p.m.)
Red-light cameras: The House will hold a floor session and take up a series of issues, including a proposal (HB 6007), filed by Rep. Bryan Avila, R-Hialeah, and Rep. Blaise Ingoglia, R-Spring Hill, that would repeal laws allowing red-light cameras. (1:30 p.m.)
Homestead exemption: The Senate Community Affairs Committee will consider a proposed constitutional amendment (SJR 1774), filed by Chairman Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa, that would increase the homestead property-tax exemption. (1:30 p.m.)
Guns in the courthouse: The Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee will take up a bill (SB 616), filed by Sen. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to store firearms with security officers at courthouses. (1:30 p.m.)
Tax referendums: The Senate Ethics and Elections Committee will consider a bill (SB 278), filed by Sen. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, that would prevent local governments from holding sales-tax referendums during primary and special elections. The bill would only allow such referendums to be held on the dates of November general elections. (4 p.m.)
“Groveland Four”: The Senate Judiciary Committee will take up numerous bills, including a proposal (SCR 920), filed by Sen. Gary Farmer, D-Fort Lauderdale, that would apologize for “egregious wrongs perpetrated” against four black men who were accused in 1949 of raping a white woman in Lake County. The men, who are known as the “Groveland Four,” were accused despite a lack of evidence and “established alibis,” the bill says. (4 p.m.)
Texting and driving: The Senate Transportation Committee will take up a proposal (SB 144), filed by Sen. Rene Garcia, R-Hialeah, that would make texting while driving a “primary” offense. Under current law, texting while driving is a “secondary” offense, meaning motorists can only be cited if they are pulled over for other reasons. Under Garcia’s bill, police could pull over drivers for texting while driving. (4 p.m.)
The Florida League of Mayors will hold a news conference to discuss its priorities for the legislative session. (8:30 a.m.)
The State Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m., Cabinet meeting room, the Capitol.
State Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater is expected to give a keynote address during the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s “Capitol Days” event. Other speakers are expected to include Cissy Proctor, executive director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity; Mike Grissom, interim president and CEO of Enterprise Florida; Barry Gilway, president and CEO of Citizens Property Insurance; and Ken Lawson, president and CEO of Visit Florida. (9 a.m., Florida State University, Turnbull Conference Center, 555 West Pensacola St., Tallahassee.)
–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
♦ March 23: Successful Women Sharing Career Strategies: a panel discussion hosted by the American Association of University Women (AAUW)‘s Flagler branch, and featuring Flagler County Engineer Faith Alkhatib, Andrea Barr of TechTalk Studios, Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland, social media manager and marketing analyst Carmenda Laymon, and Flagler County Supervisor of Elections Kaiti Lenhart. The panel is moderated by Nancy Duke, at 2 p.m. at Daytona State College’s Palm Coast campus, Building 3, Room 105.
♦ March 25: G.W. Carver Foundation Presents: “Motown Madness” (Tickets are $50.00 and include dinner and Music), a fund-raiser for the Carver Gym and the Carver Foundation, at the Carver Gym, 6 p.m.
♦ March 28: The Flagler Forum, the discussion group organized by Ed Fuller, hosts a panel discussion featuring Flagler County’s local media, including Palm Coast Observer Editor Brian McMillan, Flagler Broadcasting-WNZF General Manager David Ayres, Daytona Beach news-Journal Editor Pat Rice, and FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Palm Coast, at 6:30 p.m.
♦ March 30: The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce’s Common Ground Breakfast at 8 a.m. at Grand Haven Country Club features a panel including Palm Coast Observer Editor Brian McMillan, Flagler Broadcasting-WNZF General Manager David Ayres, Daytona Beach news-Journal Editor Pat Rice, and FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam.
♦ March 30: Flagler County schools’ summer camps and activities expo, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Buddy Taylor Middle School-Wadsworth Elementary cafeteria.
♦ March 30: 2016 Artist of the Year Judi Wormek presents a demonstration of her work at 6 p.m. at Ocean Art Gallery, 206 Moody Boulevard (State Road 100) in Flagler Beach.
♦ April 1: Stetson University is hosting an open forum discussion with St. Petersburg immigration attorney Arturo R. Rios on recent changes in immigration actions and law including the expansion of enforcement capabilities. This forum is free and open to the public. The forum is scheduled for April 1 at 1 p.m. at the Marshall & Vera Lea Rinker Welcome Center, 529 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Details here.
♦ April 4: The American Association of University Women (AAUW)’s Flagler branch has a wine and cheese social at the Hammock Cheese shop, 5368 N Ocean Shore Blvd, Palm Coast, starting at 4 p.m.
♦ April 6: Palm Coast Democratic Club meeting, 7 p.m. at the African American Cultural Center, US1 in Palm Coast.
♦ April 6: Tom Gargiulo will present a Gallery Walk and a Q&A on the works of 2016 Artist of the Year Judi Wormeck, at 6 p.m. at Ocean Art Gallery, 206 Moody Boulevard (State Road 100) in Flagler Beach.
♦ 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 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 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.
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The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through Feb. 24 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):
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