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Posted on: September 17, 2021

City offers a virtual public workshop and webinar on architectural and demolition guidelines review

part 2 of public workshop series for architectural and demolition guidelines review

Online survey available for the public to offer input, results to be discussed at the workshop

The National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC) has partnered with the City of St. Augustine to hold a virtual Preservation Forum: Part 2 on Tuesday, Se...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Flag of Spain hangs at City Hall in celebration of city’s heritage

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Spanish Heritage Month continues through October 15

The City of St. Augustine salutes its own Spanish heritage by observing National Hispanic Heritage Month with a Spanish flag displayed across the front of City Hall. 

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Derelict Vessel Removal

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St. Johns County’s Doug Crane Boat Ramp and Lighthouse Boat Ramp will remain accessible to the public

Beginning Monday, September 27, the City of St. Augustine will be removing several derelict vessels out of the Intracoastal Waterway. The contra...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Historic Downtown Parking Facility Construction Rehabilitation Project, Phase 3

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Expect partial facility closures on weekdays

Beginning Thursday, September 16, 2021 and continuing for approximately three weeks, phase three of the construction rehabilitation project at the Historic Downtown Parking Facility (HDPF) will take place. Durin...

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

City staff recognized for commitment to supporting local neighborhoods’ needs

Reuben Franklin

Neighborhood Council announces inaugural recipient of George Gardner Award

The City of St. Augustine is proud to announce that Public Works Director Reuben Franklin has been named as the first recipient of the Neighborhood Council of St. Augustine&rsqu...

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Public input sought for King Street development and design

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Neighborhoods, residents encouraged to attend workshop

A public information workshop to discuss King Street ownership, development, and design is scheduled for Wednesday, September 15, from 7:00pm - 8:30pm in The Alcazar Room, located at City Hall, 75 King...

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Vice Mayor Nancy Sikes-Kline invited to Complete Streets Champions Institute

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Education and training for active living, mobility solutions for a more livable St. Augustine

The City of St. Augustine announced that Vice Mayor Nancy Sikes-Kline was selected to be part of the second class of the Champions Institute, in support of the Ac...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

City Fire prepares for 20th Anniversary of 9/11

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Ceremony of Remembrance includes dedication of Survivor Tree and piece of steel from World Trade Center

On Saturday, September 11, the City of St. Augustine will continue the annual tradition of holding its Ceremony of Remembrance, a community gathering to...

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

City to re-open the doors of historic Waterworks Building

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Public invited to open house, limited-capacity program to mark the occasion

*UPDATE* (September 9, 2021) - The 5:30pm limited-capacity program has reached the maximum number of attendees. 

On Tuesday, September 14, the City of St. Augustine will pr...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

COVID-19 Testing Site at St. Augustine Visitor Information Center Becomes Free Testing Site

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Site is operated by Flagler Health+ in partnership with the City of St. Augustine and Ivy Medical 

The COVID testing site that opened earlier this week on the north side of the city parking garage on W. Castillo, operated by Flagler Health+ in par...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

City offers workshops to residents seeking flood mitigation assistance

City offers workshops to residents seeking flood mitigation assistance

Open house and individual consultation will be available

The City of St. Augustine will offer several open house workshops with Quality Engineering and Surveying, LLC, a consultant hired to provide Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) counseling to residents....

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

City offers public workshop and survey for architectural and demolition guidelines review

Preservation Forum  2021 Part 1 of a 2-Part Workshop Series Saturday, September 11 10am - 12pm Galim

Changes to the Architectural Guidelines for Historic Preservation may affect older and historic areas of the city

 

On Saturday, September 11, 2021, from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Galimore Center, located at 399 Riberia St., the City of St. Augusti...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

City recognized for historic preservation efforts by Florida Trust

Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee, City of St. Augustine Historic Preservation Officer Jenny Wolfe, a

Awards presented for Organizational and Outstanding Achievement

The City of St. Augustine was recognized in two award categories by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation at the Florida Secretary of State Awards and Florida Preservation Awards at the ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

City responds to community support for Project S.W.I.N.G repairs and reconstruction

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Online link for financial contributions is available

When the City of St. Augustine closed the south section of Project S.W.I.N.G (St. Augustine’s Wish for Its Next Generation) in May 2021, residents and community members rallied their support in...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

Help us celebrate #CityStAugSelfie day!

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City Hall Selfie Day is Friday, August 13, 2021

The City of St. Augustine, in cooperation with the Florida League of Cities and Engaging Local Government Leaders Network, is participating in City Hall Selfie Day on Friday, August 13, 2020. The day serves a...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

City of St. Augustine and Flagler Health+ Launch First e-Bikeshare Program

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New e-bike fleet will expand mobility options for residents and visitors

For a map of docking stations, pricing, app information, and more, visit the Gotcha Powered by Bolt program website HERE

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Vice Mayor, City Manager Honored with 2021 Home Rule Hero Award

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City of St. Augustine leaders recognized for advocacy efforts during the 2021 Legislative Session

The City of St. Augustine’s Vice Mayor Nancy Sikes-Kline and City Manager John Regan were recognized with a 2021 Home Rule Hero Award for their hard work and ...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

City welcomes dignitaries to 200th Anniversary Celebration

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Reenactments, procession mark the occasion

View the ceremony program HERE.

Tomorrow, Saturday, July 10, in commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of Florida becoming a United States Territory, the City of St. Augustine will host H.E. Santiago Cabanas, Ambas...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

St. Augustine Municipal Marina gets WeatherSTEM

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New weather station offers real-time data, safety, and reliable forecasts

The City of St. Augustine, in partnership with the St. Johns County Emergency Management, has installed a new WeatherSTEM station, funded by the Florida Division of Emergency Managem...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Third party software glitch results in multiple charges for paid parking customers

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UPDATE: July 9, 2021

Flowbird processes refunds, opens customer service hotline 

On Friday, July 9, Flowbird, the credit card processor associated with the City’s parking pay station vendor, has informed the City that the paid pa...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

City to extend pilot study on water treatment process

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Water quality will not be affected

The City of St. Augustine is extending the pilot study to test the effectiveness of discontinuing the use of chloramines (ammonia) in the City’s water treatment process. The original study that began on Tuesday,...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

City offices closed in observance of Independence Day holiday

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No change in solid waste schedule 

Offices for the City of St. Augustine will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021, in observance of the Independence Day holiday, but solid waste collections will remain on their regular schedule.

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Fireworks Over the Matanzas information for boaters

The NO BOATS SAFETY ZONE is illustrated by the dotted lines on the satellite image to the right.  La

Arriving by Water

The Bridge of Lions will not open for marine traffic, starting after the 8:00pm opening, until approximately 11:00pm. Vessels will be prohibited in an area north of the Bridge of Lions to a point approximately in line with Castillo de San...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

City joins St. Johns County in celebration of 200th Anniversary

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Reenactments of Change of Authority, Flag Exchange Ceremony mark the occasion

On Saturday, July 10, in commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of Florida becoming a United States Territory, the City of St. Augustine, in partnership with St. Johns County, Un...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Planning for City’s annual Independence Day celebration underway

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Entertainment returns, no satellite parking, no shuttles

At the March 22, 2021, City Commission meeting, City Manager John Regan recommended that the City proceed with plans for the return of Fireworks Over the Matanzas, the city’s annual Independence Day ...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

City observes free parking policy on Friday and Saturday

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Juneteenth declared a national holiday

In observance of the Juneteenth national holiday declared by President Joe Biden, parking in city-owned parking lots and on-street parking will be free on Friday, June 18 and Saturday, June 19, 2021, except for the Ca...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Concerts in the Plaza summer series returns for 30th season

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New performers added to the line-up, same great location

Concerts in the Plaza, St. Augustine’s free summer-long music series, returns to the Plaza de la Constitución on Thursday, June 3, after the 2020 season was cancelled due to COVD...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

City seeks input for design and use of Project S.W.I.N.G playground

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Online survey is available through June 30

Take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ProjectSwing

On Monday, May 24, the City of St. Augustine closed the southern section of Project S.W.I.N.G (St. Augustine’s Wish for Its Next Gener...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

City launches Tree Canopy Enhancement Program

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Homeowners in City limits invited to apply starting Tuesday, June 1

On Tuesday, June 1, the City of St. Augustine will launch its Tree Canopy Enhancement Program, allowing homeowners located within City limits to request a tree, provided free of charge by ...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

City offices closed on Monday, May 31in observance of Memorial Day holiday

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No change in solid waste collections schedule

Offices for the City of St. Augustine will be closed on Monday, May 31, 2021, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday, but solid waste collections will remain on their regular schedule

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Nao Santa María scheduled to arrive on Thursday, May 27

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Replica of Columbus' ship open for tours on Thursday, May 27

The Nao Santa María, a 200-ton replica of the ship on which Christopher Columbus first traveled to North America, arrives in St. Augustine on Thursday, May 27, weather permitt...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

City honors former Mayor George Gardner on Sunday, May 23

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American flag at City Hall will be lowered to half-staff

 

On Sunday, May 23, at 8:00am, the City of St. Augustine will lower the American flag to half-staff in honor of former Mayor George Gardner.

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

City Commission to present Citizenship Awards to local high school seniors

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Presentations to be made at Commission’s May 24 meeting

On Monday, May 24, the St. Augustine City Commission will recognize St. Johns County's graduating high school seniors for their leadership and service to school, community, and to o...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Galimore Community Pool set to open for summer season

Galimore Pool

Soft opening starts Friday, May 28 at 1:00pm

On Friday, May 28, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, the Galimore Community Pool will open its doors to kick off the 2021 summer swim season.  Then on Saturday, May 29, the pool will open for its regular hours of ...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Masks no longer required in City of St. Augustine facilities

Members of the public will  not be required to wear masks when coming into City facilities to conduc

Masks not required at public meetings, still strongly encouraged in crowded areas

Pursuant to the governor’s Executive Orders 21-101 and 21-102, the City of St. Augustine announced that members of the public will not be required to wear masks whe...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

City awarded Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial  Repo

2019 Comprehensive annual financial report recognized 

The City of St. Augustine has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

City’s mid-year budget analysis kicks-off budget review

Budget Meeting

Priorities include strategic planning and how future challenges affect FY21-22 budget

The St. Augustine City Commission will convene for a special budget meeting on Tuesday, May 11, from 8:30am until 12:00pm, in The Alcazar Room of City Hall, located at 75...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Lincolnville corridor enhancement to be discussed at public meeting

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Streetscape Project survey results

The Lincolnville Community Redevelopment Area (LCRA) Steering Committee will convene for a meeting on Monday, April 19, starting at 7:00pm in the Alcazar Room at City Hall, 75 King Street. ...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

St. Augustine Mayor Tracy Upchurch reflects on contributions of former Mayor George Gardner

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Flags at City Hall will fly at half-staff in Gardner’s honor

It is with great sadness that we reflect on the passing of former Mayor George Gardner, who served as Mayor from 2002-2006 while serving as City Commissioner until 2008.  Our h...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Asphalt paving scheduled for areas of St. Augustine

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Work set to begin April 8

Starting on Thursday, April 8 and continuing only on weekdays between the hours of 7:00am and 5:00pm, through Friday, April 23, the city’s contractor, Preferred Materials, will resurface asphalt roadways in various locations in th...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

City of St. Augustine now offers electronic utility billing

E-Billing

Utility customers can register online or by phone

The City of St. Augustine announced today that utility customers can register online to receive bill notifications by email and view their bills online. 

Customers register for online electronic e-b...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

City to extend pilot study on water treatment process

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Water quality will not be affected

The City of St. Augustine is extending the pilot study to test the effectiveness of discontinuing the use of chloramines (ammonia) in the City’s water treatment process. The original study that began on Tuesday,...

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

City announces Commander Jennifer Michaux appointed as next Police Chief

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Demonstrated critical thinking, vision for community engagement, officer mentorship among key factors  

St. Augustine City Manager John Regan announced that Commander Jennifer Michaux has been selected to serve as the next Chief of Police for the ...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Document shredding, used oil and electronics disposal at community recycle event

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April 23 event in celebration of Earth Day

The City of St. Augustine will host a special, free community recycle event on Friday, April 23, 2021, from 9:00am-1:00pm, at the Solid Waste Facility, 601 Riberia Street

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

Online live stream service unavailable until further notice

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Recordings of public meetings will be audio-only

Due to technical issues arising from equipment failure just prior to the start of the City Commission meeting on Monday, March 8, 2021, the City will not have online live-stream of any public meetings until ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

City to establish cart fees for new residential customers

GREEN RECYCLING CART AND BROWN TRASH CART

Fees go into effect upon City Commission approval on March 22

The City of St. Augustine will establish a Cart Initiation Fee for new residents, effective immediately, upon approval of the City Commission at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, March ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Tree Canopy Enhancement Program update scheduled for upcoming Commission meeting

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Program implementation, budget allowance to be discussed

At the upcoming City Commission meeting on Monday, March 22, Utilities Director Todd Grant and Environmental Program Coordinator Glabra Skipp will present research conducted regarding a new City Tree...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Bike Week in Daytona Beach brings increased motorcycle traffic to downtown

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City creates dedicated parking spaces, fees remain in place

The City of St. Augustine will designate parking spaces for motorcycles along Cathedral Pl. between Charlotte St. and St. George St., starting today, Wednesday, March 10, through Sunday, March 14,...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

SAPD nearing accreditation completion

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Assessment team seeks public input

A team of assessors for the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will be conducting a virtual assessment starting Tuesday, April 13, 2021, to examine all aspects of the St. Augustine Police Departmen...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

City begins upgrade of 13 lift stations to improve resiliency

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Road closures to be expected throughout the project

On Tuesday, March 2, the City of St. Augustine began a months-long lift station rehabilitation and resiliency construction project on Charlotte Street.  The project will include a total of 13 lif...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

City Will Resume Permitting Events

City will Resume Permitting Events

COVID – 19 Safety Plan compliant with CDC Guidelines is Required

At their February 22 regular meeting, the City of St. Augustine City Commission unanimously approved lifting the moratorium on permitting special events.  For an event to b...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

City seeks Public Input for Fish Island Preserve

Fish Island Preserve Meeting Thursday, March 4, 7:00pm

Public meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 4 at 7:00pm

The City of St. Augustine will host a socially distanced public meeting to seek input for Fish Island Preserve on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 7:00pm in The Alcazar Room at City Hall, located at 75 Kin...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Bravo Street will be renamed Carrie Johnson Way

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Socially distanced ceremony will be held on Saturday, February 20 at noon

On Saturday, February 20, at 12:00pm, at the corner of Bravo Street and Weeden Street in Lincolnville, the City of St. Augustine will unveil a new street name for Bravo Street in hon...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

City names 2021 de Avilés Award recipient

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Brian Bowman, historic reenactor, recognized

On Monday, February 22, the St. Augustine City Commission will honor Brian Bowman with one of the city's highest awards, the de Avilés Award.  Bowman currently serves as the Faciliti...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

City Marks Birth of Founder Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles

Commissioner Horvath, Reenactors

Annual ceremony includes reenactors and dedication of wreath

On Friday, February 12 at 10:00am, the City of St. Augustine will mark Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles’ 502nd birthday with a brief wreath-laying ceremony at the base of his statue in front of City ...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Bartram Trail Conference Presentation

Sam Carr, President of the Bartram Trail Society of Florida.

A presentation to the St. Augustine City Commission regarding the Bartram Trail Conference and the recognition of Bartram Trail National Heritage Corridor by Sam Carr, President, and Dean Campbell, Director, of the Bartram Trail Society of Florida.&nb...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

City of St. Augustine names Chief Resilience Officer

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Jessica Beach, Stormwater Engineer, receives additional duties

 

The City of St. Augustine has named Jessica Beach, P.E., the City’s Stormwater Engineer, as the next Chief Resilience Officer.  In addition to her existing duties, ...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

Annual Arbor Day Ceremony includes drive-thru sapling distribution

38th Annual Arbor Day  Ceremony & Sapling Distribution  Friday, January 15, 2021 Francis Field  |  2

Socially distanced event scheduled for Friday, January 15

 

A socially distanced Arbor Day ceremony will take place at 11:00am on Friday, January 15, 2021 at Francis Field, located at 25 W. Castillo Drive.  Parking for those who wish to at...

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

Temporary Phone Outage Impacting Numerous City Facilities

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Restoration Estimated December 31, 2020

There is a temporary phone outage at Fleet Maintenance, the Historic Downtown Parking Facility, Visitor Information Center, and Water Treatment Plant, due to a carrier issue. In the meantime, the Water Treatment Plan...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

Holiday Schedule Update

City Office Closures  Parking Trash Collection Schedule Changes Tree - Cycling Information  Upcoming

City offices closed for Christmas, New Year’s holidays

Offices for the City of St. Augustine will be closed Thursday and Friday, December 24 – 25, and on Friday, January 1, 2021, in observance of the Christmas and New Year's Da...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

City allows temporary use of parking lots for outdoor seating

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Effective immediately, expires in thirty days or per superseding order from governor

Effective immediately and for a period of thirty days, licensed restaurants may reduce their parking area to create temporary outdoor dining, and licensed restaurants with...

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