How cool is that? Delightfully high participation rate for a small town of 5573 registered voters. One in every 398 voters applied for a Commission appointment.
Very civilized procedure to fill a vacancy created by Gary Snodgrass resignation. Commission advertised, sought letters of intent and resumes, and got fourteen (14) of them. In sharp and marked contrast, the other itty bitty City, the City of St. Augustine, duked in ex-Commissioner DONALD CRICHLOW to replace resigned Commission William Leary, showing contempt for public participation under corrupt then-Mayor JOSEPH LESTER BOLES, JR.
Awesome that so many interesting, experienced people applied.
They will be interviewed by the four current St. Augustine Beach City Commissioners on December 4, 2017 at 6 PM. "Candidates who fail to attend will be disqualified from consideration."
Because decisions are made by people who show up.
The candidates are:
Rosetta Bailey, local government watchdog, former PNC Bank Vice President (who broke the "glass ceiling" eleven years before the term was coined; received 39% of the vote in energetic second-place 2016 run as candidate for St. Augustine Beach City Commission (she lost, at least partly due to Mayor RICHARD BURTT O'BRIEN's unethical campaign tactics).