Friday, July 31, 2015
NO-BID, BELOW-MARKET, $1/year SABCA LEASE BACK ON AGENDA AT ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH COMMISSION August 3, 2015 at 7 PM
Old Business, Item 5: "Consideration of Renewal of lease with St. Augustine Beach Civic Association of former police garage." Mayor Andrea Samuels and Commissioner and former Vice Mayor Sherman Gary Snodgrass both put it on the agenda, even though a six month extension of the current lease was voted in June; Mayor Samuels has recused herself as an active SABCA co-founder and participant and her husband is the current SABCA Vice President. SABCA controversies include no rent, electricity or other charges, secrecy, self-dealing, conflict-of-interest, lack of transparency, discrimination in membership and wasting money hiring a lawyer to send a threatening letter to citizen William Rosenstock on First Amendment protected activity at beach concerts and farmers' markets.