There isn’t a lot updating today but I do have an assignment for all the neighbors.
- We will be having a Q&A with the candidates for city council this election season (One seat will have a primary and the others will all be decided during the general election this fall.) We would like to know what questions you want answered to help you decide which way to vote?
- The in-person forum will be on October 19th in the Waterworks building and we hope everyone can attend but the mayoral candidates will also have a primary to get down to 2 candidates for the general. We will be asking those candidates questions and posting answers on the Neighborhood Council website before the primary.
- So I need to hear from you about what you would ask the candidates if they were in your living room asking for your vote. Send me questions and Burry and the board of the Neighborhood Council will compile them and make up a slate of questions for both the written and in-person forums. I will keep you informed about where you can view responses, etc.
- Don’t forget the August Social event at the Dog Rose on the 19th. See flyer attached.
- For those of you who park in the area the city is expanding the ParkMobile app use to the parking garage. see press release below.
– Thanks and again don’t forget to send me your questions for the candidates
City seeks public input for Historic Downtown Community Redevelopment Area
Public workshop scheduled for Thursday, July 28
On Thursday, July 28, starting at 2:00pm until 7:00pm, the City of St. Augustine will host an open-house style public workshop to discuss the current status of the Historic Area Community Redevelopment Area (HACRA) and a vision for its future. This includes identifying and discussing areas in need of improvement, such as addressing blight and traffic, suggestions for future projects, and extending the current sunset date of the HACRA Plan Amendment beyond 2030.
The city’s consultant, S&ME, Inc., created a dedicated website, https://bit.ly/StAugHACRA, which includes an interactive map and online survey. Anyone who visits the website can click on the interactive map to identify a specific location where a problem or concern exists and provide a detailed comment.
The survey is currently open and will be available on the project website through September 27, 2022.
Public Works Director Reuben Franklin, CRA Administrator Jaime D. Perkins, and representatives from S&ME, Inc. will be in attendance to answer questions. Residents, business owners, and concerned stakeholders are encouraged to attend and offer public comment.
The meeting will be held in The Alcazar Room of City Hall, located at 75 King Street. For those who cannot attend in person, a link is provided on the project website to join the meeting virtually. Individual participation in the workshop is expected to take approximately 20-25 minutes and attendees are free to come and go at any time for the duration of the workshop.
For media inquiries, contact Melissa Wissel, Communications Director at 904.293.3307. or via email at [email protected]