Yes, reporters are entitled to vacations and time off. They deserve unions and collective bargaining, too. How many Florida newspapers have free democratic trade unions for employees? Not one?
Record editors need to be more attentive.
Do your jobs, dammit.
When St. Augustine Beach Commissioners worked to halt staff demands for tax increase, Record was AWOL. Only readers of this blog learned what happened Monday, on Monday. Click here.
Kudos to Commissioners, led by Maggie Kostka, for asking questions, demanding answers and expiating democracy.
Posted August 5, 2017 12:02 am
By SHELDON GARDNER firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposed millage rate stays flat in St. Augustine Beach
The tentative millage rates for the next fiscal year for property owners in St. Augustine Beach are the same for now.
Beach commissioners recently supported keeping the current operating millage rate at 2.3992, which can still be changed before the budget is adopted in September, said City Manager Max Royle. The commission also supported keeping the debt millage at 0.5 mills.
Commissioners also voted earlier this week to delay or remove several proposed capital improvement projects from its agenda, taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from the proposed budget, Royle said.
Commissioners supported adding funding for recreation programs for youth. In addition, city officials also plan to gather more information about a possible new fee to help pay for solid waste collection in the city.
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The health insurance provider and plan for beach employees will remain the same, and insurance coverage for any commissioners still covered by the city is still set to expire on Sept. 30, Royle said.
The first of two hearings for adopting the budget will be at City Hall on Sept. 11.