While JFK said that "a rising tide lifts all boats," St. Augustine's future is sunk without rational national planning to preserve and protect our history here, starting with the proposed St. Augustine National Historical Park and National Seashore.
Our City was once led by heroic Mayor Nancy Shaver, who was a leader on climate change. Mayor Shaver for 1550 days made ethics, data and science the focus of City government. We need better leadership -- watchdogs, not lapdogs. Now.
I support the candidacy of Flagler College environmental science professor Barbara Blonder. She's running against LEANNA SOPHIA AMARU FREEMAN, a LEN WEEKS crony who encumbered a City Commission seat for ten years, after succeeding to the seat held by her former law partner, SUSAN BURK, of whom FREEMAN said she agreed with her on "everything."
FREEMAN wasted city funds acquiring from a wealthy turpentine family the Coquina Park property, three feet above sea level, selling it as a phony flood control device. FREEMAN & Co. lied about flood control benefits, and paid top dollar -- a breach of fiduciary duty.
The Guardian reports: