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Facing Staunch Opposition, Palm Coast Council Retreats From Electric Tax To Seek Alternatives

| October 16, 2018

The Palm Coast Council this morning voted unanimously to indefinitely delay further discussions of new electric taxes to pay for city roads and a new public works facility.

On Landonless Palm Coast Council, Members Push Back on Holland Attempt to Delay New Manager Hire

| September 26, 2018

Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland sought to wait until two new council members are seated in late November before a search firm is given direction on what to look for in a new manager. Her colleagues disagreed.

Palm Coast Council Fires City Manager Jim Landon, Ending 11-Year Tenure

| September 18, 2018

The Palm Coast City Council this morning voted 4-0 to fire City Manager Jim Landon, ending his 11-year tenure after weeks of mounting tension and clashes with the council.

Palm Coast Council and Manager Jim Landon Again Clash Sharply Over Methods and Goals

| August 29, 2018

Palm Coast Council members repeatedly and sharply criticized Manager Jim Landon over a “disconnect” between their goals and his execution, the latest in a series of increasing clashes.

‘I Don’t Need Him To Tell Me How To Hire Our Next City Manager,’ Palm Coast Mayor Says of Landon

| July 9, 2018

Though a search firm is ready to find Palm Coast’s next manager, council members were taken aback by an email from City Manager Jim Landon dictating delays.

Heidi Shipley Will Not Run Again For Palm Coast Council After All, Citing Futility

| May 3, 2018

Feeling sidelined at the losing end of 3-2 votes, Heidi Shipley said she won;t run again, but her decision is drawing interest for other candidates in addition to former Mayor Jon Netts.

On Florida Park Drive, Council Wants a Stop To Traffic-Calming Proposals That Dead-End

| April 10, 2018

Palm Coast council member blames the city administration for not acting on several proposals to help reduce traffic, pollution and noise along Florida Park Drive.

After Awarding $15,000 Raise to Assistant, Palm Coast’s Landon Is “Offended” at Claim He’d Award Big Raises On His Way Out

| March 13, 2018

Palm Coast Council member Heidi Shipley and Jim Landon, the city manager, got in a brief sniping duel over the raise Landon awarded a loyal second without informing the council.

Does Palm Coast Have a Panhandling Problem? Council Member Thinks So, But Legal Options Are Limited

| February 27, 2018

Palm Coast City Council member Heidi Shipley, citing “regulars” panhandling on Old Kings Road and Palm Coast Parkway, wants an anti-panhandling ordinance.

Jon Netts Will Run Again For Palm Coast Council. So Will Heidi Shipley–For Same Seat

| January 29, 2018

Former Palm Coast Mayor Jon Netts will challenge Council member Heidi Shipley for her seat, now that she has changed her mind and opted to run again.

A Frustrated Shipley Will Not Run Again For Palm Coast Council, But Ex-Mayor Netts Eyeing Her Seat

| October 12, 2017

Dissatisfaction with the council and Manager Jim Landon is spurring Shipley not to run again, , and former Mayor Jon Netts says he still has a lot to give, though he’s also considering a county commission run.

2nd Attempt To Fire Landon Fails as Palm Coast Council Submits to Manager’s Retirement Timeline

| September 19, 2017

The second attempt in two weeks to fire Palm Coast Manager Jim Landon in 60 days failed today, with the council rebuffing Steven Nobile’s push to replace the manager in six months rather than two years.

Palm Coast Council Will Control Charter-Review Process, With Facilitator and Public Comment

| August 9, 2017

The Palm Coast City Council is launching its first charter review in 18 years, sitting itself as the charter review committee, with facilitator Marilyn Crotty, who will shepherd the process for $6,000.

Ending Uncertainty, Palm Coast Will Welcome Medical Pot Dispensaries Starting In Fall

| August 8, 2017

The Palm Coast Council emphatically decided that it would allow medical pot dispensaries in the city’s major business districts even as it may approve an extension of a moratorium to work out a zoning regulation.

Palm Coast Council Will Decide Manager’s Future in Extraordinary Workshop on Aug. 3

| July 20, 2017

The council is moving toward ending Jim Landon’s 10-year tenure. That workshop is expected to be followed with a special meeting in a matter of days to ratify whatever decision is reached on the 3rd.

Palm Coast Council Ready To Fire Or Push Out Jim Landon, Dismissing His Secretive “Succession” Ploy

| July 14, 2017

Four Palm Coast City Council members have lost confidence in Manager Jim Landon and want him gone, with severance issues an obstacle. He wants to stay two more years and appoint his successor.

Divided Palm Coast Council Sticks With Controversial FPL Path in F-Section, But Alternatives Still Possible

| June 20, 2017

The 3-2 vote to stick with the FPL path leading to Matanzas High School doesn’t yet kill alternatives, including the possibility of a temporary footpath along Old Kings Road, the city manager pledged.

Controversial FPL Footpath Through F Section Back on Agenda as 2 Council Members Demand Options

| June 14, 2017

F-Section residents are incensed at a planned path they rejected in 2008, but City Manager Jim Landon, who knows the volatile history of the path, shifted the blame for the controversy onto the city council.

Matanzas Students Want F-Section Path, But Opponents Say City Should Build Sidewalk On Old Kings Instead

| June 7, 2017

A raucous, emotional meeting at Matanzas High pitted proponents of a foot and bike path through the heart of the F Section against opponents who say it’s misplaced and ill-advised.

This Time Palm Coast Council Agrees to Explore Charter Review, But Under Its Control

| May 31, 2017

The council will solicit public input for possible changes to the city charter, but it will not appoint a charter review committee, and will make changes only if it senses a groundswell for changes.

In Ugly Meeting Over Mayor’s Radio Show, Palm Coast Manager and Council Member Turn Offensive

| February 28, 2017

City Manager Jim Landon made baseless accusations of “misinformation” and council member Steve Nobile called fellow-member Nick Klufas a child during a discussion of a proposed weekly radio show featuring Mayor Holland, and paid for with public money.

Palm Coast Will Pay $10,000 to Air Mayor’s Weekly Radio Show; Council Was Not Informed

| February 24, 2017

Mayor Milissa Holland and City Manager Jim Landon worked out the $10,000 proposal with WNZF Radio without discussions involving the rest of the council. Some council members are not pleased.

Palm Coast’s New Founders:
Heidi Shipley On Safety, Seniors and Youths

| January 11, 2017

From the eyes and ears of neighborhood watch groups to programs for youths and the elderly, Palm Coast City Council member Heidi Shipley envisions the best the city has to offer in the third of five articles on the future by council members.

Palm Coast Votes 3-2 Against $5,000 Hike For Jim Landon in Stinging Rebuke

| July 19, 2016

Two council members said Palm Coast Manager Jim Landon had been overpaid, with his $169,000 salary now where it should be. The vote ends a long, in many ways improper and opaque process.

Palm Coast Council Gives Itself a Few Dollars’ Raise, Thwarting Nobile on Referendum

| February 3, 2016

Another nearly year-long discussion ends with an annual $228 raise for the mayor, $228 for council members, and no future automatic increases, but no referendum either, on the question, as Council member Steven Nobile had favored.

Palm Coast Council Members Favor Giving Themselves Automatic Raises Tied to Inflation

| January 26, 2016

Palm Coast City Council members are favoring giving the next council what would equate to a 14 percent base-pay increase followed by annual raises indexed to inflation.

Steven Nobile, Professed Conservative, Wants a 324% Pay Increase for Palm Coast Council

| November 12, 2015

Steven Nobile’s proposal dovetails fellow-council member Heidi Shipley’s request for health benefits and some higher pay, but they may face opposition from two members facing elections next year.

City Manager Jim Landon as Control Freak: Two Council Members Fret Over His Grip

| September 29, 2015

Palm Coast Council members Heidi Shipley and Steven Nobile described a Landon regime of control and cold shoulders in the latest discussion on charter review, while the manager was away at a conference.

Citing High Costs and an Arrest, Council Says No to a Fence Around Ralph Carter Park

| August 12, 2015

An arrest in spring and the $70,000 to $160,000 cost of a fence dissuaded council members from giving in to Richardson Drive residents demanding a fence around Ralph Carter Park.

“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.

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