Today: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.See the latest National Weather Service-Jacksonville Briefing here.
Today’s document from the National Archives and the Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Today’s National Commemorations.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Drought Index: 182
Global Warming: The daily carbon count.
Today’s word: somewhither.
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
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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 Flagler County Commission meets at 9 a.m. at the Government Services Building, 1769 E Moody Blvd., Bunnell. Pam Walker is seeking re-appointment to the Tourist Development Council for another four-year term. County Attornmey Al Hadeed will provide a formal rebuttal to allegations by Dennis McDonald related to the former Sheriff’s Operations Center. See the agendas and background materials for meetings here, and watch or listen to meetings here.
Vacation Rentals: The Senate Rules Committee is slated to take up dozens of issues, including a bill (SB 1128), filed by Sen. Manny Diaz Jr., R-Hialeah, that would limit the ability of local governments to regulate vacation rental properties. Among other issues is a bill (SB 664), filed by Sen. Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa, that could require employers to use the federal E-Verify system to check the immigration status of new hires and a proposal (SJR 1216), filed by Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, that seeks eight-year term limits for county school board members. Noon, 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.
Anti-vacation-rental rally: Opponents of legislative proposals that would limit the authority of local governments to regulate vacation rental properties will hold a rally. 10:30 a.m., steps of the Old Capitol.
The Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the ACLU meets at Red Lobster, 2625 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, with mingling and dinner starting at 6 p.m. and the public education meeting itself starting at 7. (Meetigs are generally on the first Monday of the month, but the venue alternates between Red Lobster and the African American Cultural Society in Palm Coast.) The American Civil Liberties Union is our nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
Palm Coast Alateen Sereniteen and Al-Anon meetings: Alateen, part of Al-Anon Family Groups, is for teens bothered by someone else’s drinking. The group meets at 8 p.m. every Monday at Advent Health, 60 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast, at the south entrance, in meeting room D. Al-Anon meets at the same time. For more information about Alateen or Al-Anon, call toll free 1-888-4AL-ANON, or visit www.al-anon.org. Note: All Alateen meetings are only open to teenagers who have been affected by another person’s drinking.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week (schedule your donation by
going to the website and entering a Palm Coast zip code, then locating one of the venues below):
- Monday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Tuesday: Epic Theaters, 1185 Central Avenue, Palm Coast, 1 to 6 p.m.
- Wednesday: The Windsor, 50 Town Court, Palm Coast, 1 to 6 p.m.
- Thursday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: Flagler County Humane Society, 1 Shelter Drive, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours' Incidents in Flagler, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Bunnell
|Jail Bookings, June 19-22|
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, June 21
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, June 21
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, June 21
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, June 21
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, June 21
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, June 21
CONFIRMATION HEARINGS HELD: The Senate Ethics and Elections Committee will hold confirmation hearings for a series of appointees, including State Board of Education member Ryan Petty and South Florida Water Management District Executive Director Drew Bartlett. (Monday, 11 a.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
PHYSICIAN ‘COMPACT’ CONSIDERED: The House Health & Human Services Committee will take up a bill (HB 1143), sponsored by Rep. Tommy Gregory, R-Sarasota, that would clear the way for Florida to participate in an interstate medical licensure “compact.” The compact would help physicians qualify to practice across state lines. (Monday, 1 p.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)
RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS SCRUTINIZED: The House Select Committee on the Integrity of Research Institutions will receive presentations as it continues to scrutinize potential foreign interference in research in Florida. House Speaker Jose Oliva, R-Miami Lakes, formed the select committee after the resignation of officials at Moffitt Cancer Center because of issues involving work in China. (Monday, 4 p.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
UTILITY SCAMS ADDRESSED: The Florida Public Service Commission will hold an event in Duval County to inform consumers about utility scams as part of National Consumer Protection Week. (Monday, 11 a.m., Lane Wiley Senior Center, 6710 Wiley Road, Jacksonville.)
DEER DISEASE AT ISSUE: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will begin a series of meetings to seek feedback on a draft rule that would prohibit the importation or possession of deer carcasses or certain parts of deer from outside the state. The proposal is an effort to reduce the risk of chronic wasting disease being spread throughout Florida. In January, the state got a $150,000 grant as part of a 2018 federal farm bill to enhance testing for the disease, which is not known to affect people but has been described as similar to mad cow disease, with animals becoming emaciated and often being found isolated and trembling. (Monday, 6 p.m., Embassy Suites, 4350 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens.)
–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
Market Volatility Since Coronavirus News: “The World Health Organization classified the coronavirus outbreak in China as a global health emergency, as the virus continues to spread within the country and across the world. News about the spreading virus has slowly impacted markets across the globe and in the U.S., where an index for predicting volatility in the stock market has steadily increased since the virus was announced.
Through April 4, Palm Coast Mayor’s 90/90 Challenge: Get outdoors and get active – join us for the Mayor’s 90/90 Challenge! The challenge is to move at least a mile a day for the 90 days from Jan. 6 to April 4. You can choose your own form of exercise. Log in to Palm Coast Connect and record your progress throughout the month. Everyone who completes the Challenge will receive a prize. Share your progress along the way on social media using #Mayors9090 and #ConnectToFitness. More info: www.palmcoastconnect.com and 386-986-2323.
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Keep Up with Donald Trump’s attacks on the press through the ACLU’s running tab here.
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Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of Dec. 16 2019:
See the full Week in Review here.