Nominations Sought for 2022 Give-Back Donation

The Beaches Watch Board of Directors is requesting the submission of nominations for the 13th Annual Beaches Watch Give-Back donation. This $500 donation recognizes a nonprofit organization that helps enrich the lives of beaches residents. Prior recipients have been Dial-A-Ride, Beaches Council for the Disabled, the Ish Brandt Beautification Committee, Lend An Ear Outreach Ministries, Beaches Community Kitchen and Beaches Fine Arts Series, Deck the Chairs and the American Red

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2022 Atlantic Beach Election Information

Three seats are up for election on November 8 for Atlantic Beach. Click on the candidate’s name to see their website.   Mayor – Commissioner Seat 1: Curtis R Ford Sean Keane Brittany Norris   Commissioner Seat 4: Candace Kelly (incumbent) Jennifer Deery Lagner   Commissioner Seat 5: Kevin Nottingham Jessica Ring   ATLANTIC BEACH CANDIDATE FORUM: Beaches Watch hosted a candidate forum on October 3 for Atlantic Beach candidates

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2022 Neptune Beach Election Information

NEPTUNE BEACH SEAT 4 CANDIDATE INFORMATION: Click on the name below to see the candidate websites/biographies: Christine Burke Josh Messinger NEPTUNE BEACH CANDIDATE FORUM: Beaches Watch hosted a candidate forum on October 12 for Neptune Beach Seat 4 candidates who will be on the November 8 general election ballot. If you were not able to attend the forum, you can watch the video here: IMPORTANT DATES FOR VOTING: General Election:

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Learn About Jacksonville Beach Charter Amendments on November Ballot

After a full review of the Jacksonville Beach City Charter, the Jacksonville Beach City Council has placed 16 Charter amendments on the November 8, 2022 ballot to address various things in the City’s Charter.  Jacksonville Beach voters are encouraged to read and understand  each amendment before you vote. Read the JAX BEACH CHARTER AMENDMENTS. Watch Jacksonville Beach Mayor Hoffman provide an overview of the Jax Beach Charter Amendments: Here is a

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Jacksonville Beach Budget Workshops & Meetings Scheduled

The City of Jacksonville Beach will be hosting budget workshops to brief the City Council on the proposed budget for 2022-2023. Citizens are encouraged to attend the budget workshops to learn about where your tax dollars are proposed to be spent in the coming year. Citizens are encouraged to mark your calendars and plan to attend the budget workshop meeting. All Budget Workshop meetings will be held in City Hall

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Learn About the District 2 School Board Candidates Before You Vote

On August 23, voters will go to the polls to select the District 2 School Board representative for the beaches. Before you vote, we encourage you to learn more about the candidates so you can make an informed decision. DISTRICT 2 SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE FORUM On August 3 at 7pm at the Beaches Branch Library, voters will have a chance to hear the candidates respond to questions on issues important

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Neptune Beach Announces Tentative Schedule for Land Development Code Updates

Neptune Beach has announced a tentative schedule for the remaining public meetings for the Land Development Code updates beginning with a roundtable on March 29 through the July 5 Council meeting. To see the tentative schedule and details, click HERE. Tentative dates are as follows: May 11 at 6pm: Community Development Board Meeting, City Council Chambers May 16 at 6pm: City Council Workshop, City Council Chambers June 6 at 6pm:

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Beaches Watch Solicits Applications for Fland Sharp Memorial Scholarship

***  IMPORTANT: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 9, 2022  *** For the 6th year, Beaches Watch is soliciting applications for the Fland Sharp Memorial Scholarship to support a deserving senior in their next steps after high school. This $1,000 scholarship recognizes and supports our future. Applicants need to have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be in good standing with the Dean’s Office, and submit the Fland Sharp Memorial Scholarship Application with a

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Jacksonville Beach Considers Charter Changes for November 2022 Ballot

From April 2021 to October 2021, the Jacksonville Beach City Council reviewed the entire Jacksonville Beach City Charter with the assistance of charter expert Cliff Shepherd. As a result of the charter review, the City Council has identified several areas of the Charter that need to be updated. The identified changes to the Charter could be placed on the November 2022 ballot for citizens to vote on. On Monday, March

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Jacksonville 2021 Special Election Information

LEARN ABOUT THE JACKSONVILLE CANDIDATES BEFORE YOU VOTE On February 22, 2022, the City of Jacksonville with have a special election runoff to fill the remaining term of the late Tommy Hazouri who served as the At-Large Group 3 council member. EARLY VOTING: February 12 – February 20, 2022 10am – 6pm Beaches Branch Library 600 3rd St. Neptune Beach, FL  32266 ELECTION DAY: Tuesday, February 22, 2022 Learn more

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BEAM Presented 2021 Give-Back Donation

Since 2010 the Beaches Watch Give Back Award recognizes an organization that has a substantial impact on the beaches communities. This year, Beaches Watch presented the Give Back donation to the Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM).   Established in 1985, BEAM provides rent, utility, food assistance and case management services for residents or workers within the beaches area communities, which includes Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach, Mayport, San Pablo

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Neptune Beach Community Vision Plan for 2040

The City of Neptune Beach hired Dover Kohl & Partners to help them through a 3-phase planning process for the future of Neptune Beach: Phase 1: Develop Community Vision Plan The Neptune Beach Community Vision Plan was the first phase of a 3-phase process to gather big-picture input from the citizens of Neptune Beach and establish a long-term vision for the future of City. Phase 2: Update Comprehensive Plan A

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Jacksonville Beach Discusses Changing the Height Limit in the CBD

On October 11, the City Council discussed further revisions to the proposed change to the height limit in the Charter. The next step will be to schedule a public Open House to give the public an opportunity to provide input on the proposed changes before the height limit change is placed on the 2022 ballot. Because some of the Council members questioned whether the height limit, parking or other factors

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Input Solicited for Atlantic Beach 2040 Vision

Atlantic Beach residents and other stakeholders, imagine what your community could be at its very best in the year 2040, and let us know your thoughts by completing the City of Atlantic Beach 2040 VISION Citizen Questionnaire by Oct. 20, 2021. Here is the questionnaire: https://bit.ly/3ifiGL8 Here is information about the City’s visioning process and why it’s important: www.coab.us/vision.

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Nominations Sought for 2021 Give-Back Donation

The Beaches Watch Board of Directors is requesting the submission of nominations for the 12th Annual Beaches Watch Give-Back donation. This $500 donation recognizes a nonprofit organization that helps enrich the lives of beaches residents. Prior recipients have been Dial-A-Ride, Beaches Council for the Disabled, the Ish Brandt Beautification Committee, Lend An Ear Outreach Ministries, Beaches Community Kitchen and Beaches Fine Arts Series, Deck the Chairs and the American Red

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