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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Atlantic Beach FY 21/22 Budget Workshops Scheduled

The Atlantic Beach City Commission has scheduled budget workshops to review the proposed budget for FY 22/22. Atlantic Beach citizens are encouraged to learn about how your tax dollars are being used. BUDGET WORKSHOP VIDEOS July 22 Commission Budget Workshop August 19 Commission Budget Workshop BUDGET HEARINGS: Monday, September 13: first hearing to adopt the budget and millage rate Monday, September 27: second hearing to adopt the budget and millage

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Jacksonville Beach FY 21/22 Budget Workshops Scheduled

The Jacksonville Beach City Council has scheduled budget workshops to review the proposed budget for FY 21/22. The public is encouraged to attend to learn about how your tax dollars are being spent. BUDGET WORKSHOP CALENDAR BUDGET WORKSHOP VIDEOS Budget Showcase and Financial Condition Report Executive & Legislative, Finance and HR Police Public Works, Planning & Development, Redevelopment Beaches Energy, Parks & Recreation BUDGET HEARINGS Tuesday, 9/7/21 at 5:45pm: first

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Jacksonville Beach City Council Reviews City Charter

The Jacksonville Beach City Council will be reviewing the entire City Charter over the next 6 months to identify any changes that will be proposed and placed on the November 2022 ballot. The City Council will review the Charter during special public meetings and citizens are allowed to provide public comments at the beginning of each meeting. Meeting details and instructions for public comment will be provided with each special

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Beaches Watch Solicits Applications for Fland Sharp Memorial Scholarship

Fletcher Seniors have certainly experienced a very challenging and unprecedented year. When they would have normally been enjoying typical senior activities, they have instead endured quarantines, social distancing, masks and uncertainty. For the 5th 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

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Learn About the 2021 Legislative Session and Get Involved!

In preparation for the 2021 Florida Legislative Session that begins on March 2, 2021, Scott Dudley, Director of Field Advocacy with the Florida League of Cities, was the guest speaker at the Beaches Watch meeting on Wednesday, February 3. During the Legislative Session, the Florida League of Cities provides a strong and influential presence at the state Capitol. By utilizing their new, three-pronged approach of lobbying the state and federal

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Our Father’s Housewares Presented Beaches Watch 2020 Give-Back Donation

On Thursday, December 3, 2020, Beaches Watch President, Maria Mark and board member, Sandy Golding, presented the $500 Give-Back donation to Our Father’s Housewares. Pictured L-R: Sandy Golding; Michael Currelley; Dan Turner; Pam Peffer; Leslee Burch; Pastor Robert McCrary; Dianne Russell; Lou Allen Aston; Maria Mark. Our Father’s Housewares was started in 2003 by Community Presbyterian with the mission to meet the needs of the poor in the beaches communities

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Nominations Sought for 2020 Beaches Watch “Give Back” Donation

The Beaches Watch Board of Directors is requesting the submission of nominations for the 11th Annual Beaches Watch “Give Back” donation.  This donation recognizes a nonprofit organization that enriches 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, Beaches Fine Arts Series, Deck the Chairs and the American Red Cross Volunteer

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2020 State and County Election Information

LEARN ABOUT THE HOUSE DISTRICT 11 CANDIDATES Beaches Watch asked the Florida House District 11 candidates to respond to a questionnaire about issues important to beaches voters. You can see the candidate responses by clicking on the name of the candidate. Read candidate questionnaires: Cord Byrd Joshua Hicks Check out the candidates’ websites: Cord Byrd Joshua Hicks LEARN ABOUT COUNTY CHARTER AND STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS On the 2020 General Election

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2020 Atlantic Beach Election Information

2020 ATLANTIC BEACH ELECTION RESULTS Congratulations to the Atlantic Beach candidates who were elected on November 3rd to serve the citizens of Atlantic Beach! Mayor: Ellen Glasser See Mayor ELECTION RESULTS Commissioner Seat 2: Bruce Stanley Bole See Commissioner Seat 2 ELECTION RESULTS Commissioner Seat 3: Dr. Michael L. Waters See Commissioner Seat 3 ELECTION RESULTS Special thanks to all the candidates who worked hard to have the opportunity to

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2020 Jacksonville Beach Election Information

2020 JACKSONVILLE BEACH ELECTION RESULTS Congratulations to the Jacksonville Beach candidates who were elected on November 3rd to serve the citizens of Jacksonville Beach! Mayor: Chris Hoffman See Mayor ELECTION RESULTS At-Large Seat 1: Fernando Meza See At-Large Seat 1 ELECTION RESULTS At-Large Seat 3: Chet Stokes See At-Large Seat 3 ELECTION RESULTS Special thanks to all the candidates who worked hard to have the opportunity to serve the citizens

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Jacksonville Beach FY 20/21 Budget Workshops Scheduled

The Jacksonville Beach City Council has scheduled budget workshops to review the proposed budget for FY 20/21. The location will be in the Council Chambers and the public is invited to attend to learn about how your tax dollars are being used. BUDGET WORKSHOP CALENDAR Friday 7/31/20: 2:00 – 4:30pm Budget Showcase / Financial Condition Report Monday 8/3/20: 4:00 – 6:00pm Executive & Legislative, Finance and Human Resources Tuesday 8/4/20:

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