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Warning of Brain Drain, Flagler Government Signals a Return of Employee Raises in 2012

| February 6, 2012

County employees, including firefighters and sheriff’s deputies, haven’t had a raise in three years, and have seen their take-home pay severely erode through inflation, health care and retirement costs. County officials are now worried about losing employees to better-paid jobs.

Do Flagler School Administrators Making $97,000 a Year Need A Raise? They Say Yes.

| July 19, 2011

Some 25 Flagler school administrators make between $80,000 and $105,000 a year. They’re saying they were disrespected when denied a 2 percent raise. The school board is reconsidering.

Flagler Property Tax Bills Set to Drop Markedly As School Board Keeps 2012 Levy Flat

| July 19, 2011

Contrasting with public perceptions that taxes are going up, a typical house may see a $150 drop from school taxes alone next year, giving Palm Coast and the county more room to maneuver for higher tax rates.

Bunnell’s Challenges: Lawsuits, Layoffs, Deficits, and That $900,000 Police Department

| July 6, 2011

Bunnell entered this year’s budget season facing a $900,000 deficit (about the cost of its police department) and the potential loss of a $1.3 million state contract, among other steep challenges.

Severe, $3.5 Million in School Cuts on the Way: 40 Teachers, Shorter Days, Shorter Calendar

| February 23, 2011

The Flagler County School Board agreed to the cuts today, the result of federal stimulus aid running out and Gov. Rick Scott’s proposed cuts to the education budget. Many of the cuts must be negotiated with the unions.

In Shifty Budget, Palm Coast Projects Peter Pots Paying Paul Pots and 12-15 Lay-Offs

| July 27, 2010

Next year’s city budget is heavy on shifts, cuts and one pot of money subsidizing another while keeping the tax rate where it’s been.

Sheriff’s Budget: Few New Deputies, No Raises, More Bottled Water and Drug Money

| July 14, 2010

The 2011 budget, reflecting the enduring recession, is almost the same as it was this year, leaving the number of deputies on patrol virtually static.

Taxable Property Values Plummet a Record 20%; Dire Numbers for Local Governments

| June 1, 2010

The drop is the steepest of the last three years. Some $5 billion in taxable values have been wiped out since 2007.

Revenue Crunch Not Yet Sobering
Palm Coast City Council’s Ambitions

| May 24, 2010

Palm Coast’s flush years are over, yet City Manager Jim Landon and the council are still high on a new city hall and a water desalination plant.

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