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No New Street Lights in Palm Coast, But $547,000 For Field Lights and $1 Million For Toilets

| April 25, 2017

Six new field lights at Indian Trails Complex will cost $547,000, not including operating costs, where current lights cost the city $108,000 a year in light bills. The bathrooms are paid for from a less flexible pot.

Done Deal: City Picks Architecture Firm, Advertises Construction For New City Hall

| February 3, 2011

City council members, including Mayor Netts, insist that until they have a signed contract, nothing is a go. Netts is still waiting for hard data from City Manager Jim Landon justifying the new building.

Dog-and-Pony Powerpoints: Landon’s Stage-Managed Shows for a New Palm Coast City Hall

| November 4, 2010

City Manager Jim Landon says the $10 million city hall project is different than the plan 82 percent of voters rejected in 2005. He’s right: residents won’t be allowed to vote this time, even though economic conditions are far worse.

Palm Coast Fire Department Takes Delivery of Versatile $1 Million Ladder Truck

| October 13, 2010

The 59,000-lb., pump-equipped Sutphen truck can extend its ladder 100 feet high and fire water guns at 2,000 gallons per minute in winds of up to 50 mph. The $1 million truck was ordered two years ago from Sutphen’s Ohio plant.

450 Vehicles for 350 Palm Coast City Employees? Council Bridles at “Urban Legend”

| August 11, 2010

Palm Coast’s city government owns a total of 285 vehicles, including dozens of off-road mowers, utility vehicles and firetrucks, though it also has a well-endowed vehicle fund.

Palm Coast Goals: No Tax Hike, 8-10% Cuts, 10-15 Jobs Gone; City Hall Plans Unscathed

| July 23, 2010

The Palm Coast City Council wants to keep property taxes the same, compensating for revenue with fees, fines, loans and reserves, and still build a new city hall.

Florida Legislature’s Spending Misleadingly Labeled as Pork

| May 26, 2010

Most of the spending called “pork” (or “turkeys” by Florida TaxWatch is of immediate and necessary benefit to senior health, care for the poor and transportation.


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