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Palm Coast Council Claims It Cannot Exile Rather Than Kill Dangerous Dog Cooper. Many Others Disagree.

| June 12, 2018

The dog Cooper has twice been declared dangerous and is set to be killed, but its owner and advocates say Palm Coast is refusing to settle for exiling the dog to a rescue ranch instead.

Rejecting Manager-Favored Secrecy, Mayor Calls For Open Interviews of Palm Coast Council Candidates For Nobile Replacement

| May 8, 2018

Twice in recent years the Palm Coast Council held closed-door interviews for seat replacements, an approach favored by Manager Jim Landon and rejected by Mayor Milissa Holland.

6 Months After Agreeing to Replace City Manager, Palm Coast Council Will Take Next 5 to Find Search Firm

| January 9, 2018

The Palm Coast City Council Tuesday left little doubt who was in charge of the hiring process for a new city manager to replace Jim Landon: Landon himself.

Bill McGuire, Palm Coast City Council’s Grandmaster, Resigns Effective Aug. 15

| July 19, 2016

McGuire’s resignation was expected, and the council is hinting that it may be uninterested in filling his post for the remaining few weeks of his term before the election, even if the charter says the council “shall” fill it.

Steven Nobile Thrust For Broad Charter Review Has Rest of Palm Coast Council on Defensive

| May 12, 2015

A push for a charter review by Palm Coast City Council member Steven Nobile provoked an at-times heated discussion at council today as members largely opposed the notion absent a more defined public drive for changing the city’s equivalent of a constitution.

“City of Palm Coast Code Enforcement Is Done Identically To Any Other City,” Attorney Says

| March 31, 2015

Judging from the city’s own survey, Palm Coast residents are not quite enthusiastic about code enforcement, whose visibility is emphasized by the city’s fleet of frequent-driving trucks But the city has no plans to alter its approach.

Following Flagler Beach’s Lead, Palm Coast Is Drafting Restrictions on Medical Pot Shops

| July 30, 2014

Floridians’ vote on Amendment 2, the proposal to legalize medical marijuana, is still four months away, but the Palm Coast City Council wants to prepare with an ordinance that would restrict dispensaries to commercial areas, though how that would differ from regular drug stores is unclear.

Bulldog Drive War Over: Palm Coast Settles With Ajram, Paying Him $215,000 More Than It Offered in 2011

| July 2, 2014

Palm Coast agreed to pay GEA Auto owner Gus Ajram $1.15 million for his two properties on Bulldog Drive, $25,000 more than even he was asking three years ago, ending years of acrimony and clearing the way for the city to eventually (and again) widen Bulldog Drive unimpeded.

Palm Coast On Red-Light Camera
Ticket Refunds: Don’t Hold Your Breath

| June 17, 2014

While the Palm Coast City Council took no responsibility for instituting a red-light camera program the Supreme Court declared illegal, the city attorney laid out arguments that could keep the city from reimbursing $1.2 million in illegally levied fines before July 2010. But the city is taking a wait-and-see attitude.

Palm Coast Council Looks to Regulate Potential Medical Pot, But in a Cloud of Misinformation

| June 10, 2014

Saying he wants to be “pro-active,” Palm Coast Mayor Jon Netts wants to explore regulations of potential medical pot dispensaries, should medical marijuana be legalized by Amendment 2, similar to those Palm Coast imposed on pill mills and intenet cafes. But those regulations will be primarily in the Department of Health’s hands, possibly pre-empting cities from such regulatory powers.

State Election Supervisors’ Attorney Told Kim Weeks a Month Ago That Palm Coast Was on Firm Ground

| March 12, 2014

Despite a clear opinion from Ronald Labasky, the general counsel for the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections, telling Weeks to follow Palm Coast’s lead, Weeks a month later was still publicly casting doubt on Palm Coast’s legal standing and delaying her announcement that she would handle the city’s 2014 elections.

The Thaw Cometh: Kimberle Weeks Pledges To Oversee Palm Coast Elections After All

| March 5, 2014

Weeks did not tell the city that she would work with Palm Coast, but rather took to the pages of the Palm Coast Observer to pen a caustic OpEd, essentially coloring her concession by painting herself as the election’s white knight. The city welcomed the breakthrough anyway.

Elections Supervisor Again Giving Palm Coast Grief Over 2014 Voting, Jeopardizing Taxpayer Savings

| December 17, 2013

Tangled conflicts over realistically minor matter has been the context of Weeks’s relations with the city over the past four months. She’s not been wrong as much as disproportionately alarmist over problems that have relatively simple solutions. Minor missteps aside, the city has readily offered solutions. Weeks has not been as quick to accept them.

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