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Weather: Sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows around 60.
Today at a Glance:
The Flagler County School Board meets at 3 p.m. in workshop, or for another brawl, to go over the items on its upcoming school board meeting two weeks hence. The board meets in the training room on the third floor of the Government Services Building, 1769 East Moody Boulevard, Bunnell. The board is expected to discuss the procedure of its next search for a superintendent. Board meeting documents are available here. The school board is also meeting from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in a closed-door session, ostensibly to talk about security and legal matters only, though some board members have been using the occasion to discuss other matters, including board dynamics, which is illegal.
Flagler Beach’s Planning and Architectural Review Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd Street. For agendas and minutes, go here.
The Bunnell Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board meets at 6 p.m. at the Government Services Building, 1769 East Moody Boulevard, Bunnell. The board consists of Carl Lilavois, Chair; Manuel Madaleno, Nealon Joseph, Gary Masten and Lyn Lafferty.
The Palm Coast City Council meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall. For agendas, minutes, and audio access to the meetings, go here. For meeting agendas, audio and video, go here. The full agenda is here. The council may adopt a new and significantly higher strormwater fee for most residents and businesses.
In Coming Days:
Flagler Pride Weekend: All applications (Vendor, Sponsor, Volunteer, Speaker, Entertainment) for Flagler Pride Weekend are now open until midnight on May 20th, 2023. No late applications will be accepted or considered. Vendors, apply here. Flagler Pride weekend is scheduled for June 10-12, at Palm Coast’s Central Park.
Notably: Henry Robert, a U.S. Army general and the author of what we know as Robert’s Rules of Order, was born on this day in 1837. He will not be spotlighted when the school board meets this afternoon, the board having replaced its rules of of order with something more Corsican.
Now this memo to DeSantis:
Flagler Beach Webcam:
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Free For All Fridays With Host David Ayres on WNZF
Blue 22 Forum
LGBTQ+ Night at Flagler Beach’s Coquina Coast Brewing Company
Flagler Beach Farmers Market
Grace Community Food Pantry on Education Way
Gamble Jam at Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area
For the full calendar, go here.
Florida Atlantic University associate professor of communications James Tracy infuriated the public with his conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook massacre and is doing the same with the Boston Marathon bombing. In each instance, he claimed that the events as we know them may not have happened and were perhaps staged using crisis actors. […] He and his supporters quickly reference his First Amendment right to express his ideas. Ideas, they proclaim, lie at the heart of the academic pursuit. What James Tracy does not understand is that ideas represent the end product of the intellectual process. Before they can be publicly espoused, ideas must be subjected to rigorous and intensive examination. Academics test ideas to prove their worth; commentators simply state them. Academics expose their theories to other academics; conspiracy theorists blog them to each other. Academics build on a rich intellectual tradition, people like James Tracy spin tall tales out of nothing.”
–From a letter to the editor by Jeffrey Morton, Patricia Kollander and Thomas Wilson in the Palm Beach Post, April 29, 2013..
@Tucker Carlson crashes Met Gala
15 minutes ain’t what it used to be: