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Beaches Watch Monthly Meeting
September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Topic: 96 Sea Turtle Nests, 16 Jax Beach Charter Amendments, and a Protective Dune System:
It’s Been a Busy Season
Speakers: Jacksonville Beach Mayor Chris Hoffman and Kevin Brown, Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol Volunteer
What do the proposed Jacksonville Beach Charter Amendments, our sea turtle season, and our dune system have in common? Answer: There are a large number of all three. And on Wednesday, September 7, Beaches Watch will host a unique meeting in the Beaches Branch Public Library, 600 Third Street, Neptune Beach, Florida to help you understand how each topic impacts our quality of life at the beaches. The program begins at 7 p.m.
Jacksonville Beach Mayor Chris Hoffman and Volunteer Member of the Sea Turtle Patrol Kevin Brown will guide us through the topics. Mayor Hoffman will speak about the 16 proposed Jacksonville Beach city charter amendments. The amendments that voters will be asked to vote on include: making neutral all gender-specific references in the City Charter; clarifying what constitutes a full term when applying term limits to council members; clarifying that certain Charter provisions and powers are granted and limited by Florida law; eliminating compelled meeting attendance by council members and acknowledging supermajority requirements; three amendments concerning the City Attorney’s duties, compensation, and removal; and amendments addressing election procedures.
Mr. Brown, retired Fletcher science teacher and head of the marine science club, will address the current state of our dune system, how it impacts our beaches, and its impact on property and lives. He will also update the audience about this year’s busy sea turtle season. By the middle of August, our sea turtles left 96 nests on our sandy shores. He will help us understand how and why this turtle influx is meaningful.
Beaches Watch President Maria Mark said, “Sixteen charter amendments are a lot of amendments Jacksonville Beach voters will need to consider on election day. Please plan to attend this meeting so you can make an informed decision when it comes to these charter amendments. It has been an extremely busy year for sea turtle nesting. Mr. Brown will enlighten us on their significance and welfare and what we can do to continue their preservation for now and future generations.”
Questions can be submitted in advance via email to email@example.com no later than September 5. The audience will also have the opportunity to pose questions on the night of September 7.
Other Community Meetings
ATLANTIC BEACH – www.coab.us
All meetings are in the Atlantic Commission Chambers unless otherwise specified
City Commission meetings: 2nd Monday at 6:30pm
City Commission workshop: 4th Monday at 6:30pm
Community Development Board meetings: 3rd Tuesday at 6pm
Code Enforcement meeting: 2nd Tuesday at 7pm
JACKSONVILLE BEACH – www.jacksonvillebeach.org
All meetings are in the Jax Beach Council Chambers unless otherwise specified
City Council meetings: 1st and 3rd Mondays at 7pm
Board of Adjustment: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 7pm
Planning Commission: 2nd and 4th Monday at 7pm
Community Redevelopment Agency: 1st and 3rd Monday at 5pm
Special Magistrate: 4th Tuesday at 2pm
NEPTUNE BEACH – www.neptune-beach.com
All meetings are in the Neptune Beach Council Chambers unless otherwise specified
City Council meeting: 1st Monday at 6pm
City Council Workshop: 3rd Monday at 6pm
Community Development Board: 3rd Wednesday at 6pm