Thursday, January 12, 2012

Congratulations, City of St. Augustine, On Winning $903,000 Paul Sarbanes Transit In Parks Grant

We did it.

Our City of St. Augustine just won $903,000 in Paul Sarbanes Transit in Parks grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Why? For improvements to link our Bayfront to our Historic Downtown better. Way to go!

This grant should help enhance our visitor experience in time for the 450th anniversary of St. Augustine (2015), the 500th anniversary of Spanish Florida (2013), and the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (2014).

Of course, there are a few nattering nabobs of negativism (the St. Augustine Tea Party and radical Republican State Commiteeman RANDY COVINGTON) who told our State Legislative Delegation last fall that our local governments should not apply for federal grants.

In fact, once upon a time, our City didn't bother to apply for federal grants, fearing greater accountability under a prior City Manager. Those days are over.

Vive la différence!

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