Monday, January 09, 2017
Two victories at CIty Commission tonight
We won two victories today -- defeating DAVID BARTON CORNEAL on weddings/special events and upholding the HARB vote designating 32 Grenada Street as a local landmark. Viva St. Augustine! Venceremos!
First: St. Augustine City Commissioners voted 4-1 to deny the appeal by JOHN LOUIS ARBIZZANI of the local landmark designation for 32 Grenada Street. Denial of the frivolous appeal should have been unanimous, but the vote was 4-1, with Commissioner TODD DAVID NEVILLE, a/k/a "ODD TODD," once again showing that he is a Know-Nothing nattering nabob of negativism, whose rote incantation of the words "property rights" is as insulting as anything else NEVILLE ever does. During the meeting, NEVILLE was busy stuffing his face with cookies, which was a much better use of his mouth than when the tedious tiresome termagant talks.
Second: Commissioners learned that DAVID BARTON CORNEAL's marketing weddings and special events at The Collector hotel, the DOW PUD, has halted. I wrote the City on January 8 (Sunday). On Monday, January 9, City Manager John Patrick Regan, P.E. and City Planning and Building Director David Birchim met with DAVID BARTON CORNEAL. CORNEAL is deleting the wedding and special event solicitation from his website. Pennsylvania DAVID CORNEAL claimed to Messrs. Regan and Birchim that he was going by any earlier version of the DOE PUD, not the one that was adopted. Do you believe that? Another victory.