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40th Terrace & Sunset To Get Water and Roads; Petitioners get Relief

NOTE: Video of this meeting has been provided by Steve Tarr. Click HERE. Most of ‘the action’ in the fairly long City Council Meeting on April 3rd took place at the beginning and end of the meeting.  Since most in the audience left by the end – we’ll start there. Sunset Drive... 

2014 Council Election Results – An Analysis

The 2014 municipal elections in Palm Beach Gardens generated a lot of interest – a full 19% of registered voters participated, compared to a more typical 10%. Congratulations to the winners – incumbents Eric Jablin and Marcie Tinsley. Group 3 In group 3, 22 year incumbent Eric Jablin was... 

Possible changes to petition requirements for citizen initiated ballot questions

The City Council had a relatively brief meeting on Thursday night. Police Contract The item with most financial impact to the city was the ratification of the 3-year contract with the Police Benevolent Association (PBA), who represent the Gardens Police. The contract provides for a 2.5% rise in base... 

What is the Gardens Election About?

Palm Beach Gardens is a nice place to live. A collection of mostly upscale, private communities, surrounding a business core along PGA Boulevard that features the Gardens Mall, Downtown at the Gardens, and Legacy Place among others, it is green, attractive, safe and prosperous. Taxes are not too high,... 

Council Candidate Forum Synopsis

On February 25, PBG Watch, along with the South Florida 912 and the Palm Beach County Tea Party, Taxpayer Action Board, the Palm Beach Gardens Residents Coalition, and the Republican Club of the Northern Palm Beaches hosted a candidate forum for the City Council election. In Group 3, Vice Mayor Eric... 

February Council – Unanimous Council Opposition to Beeline Flyover

NOTE: Video of this meeting has been provided by Steve Tarr. See part 1 and part 2. Even when the City Council meetings are well attended, very few in the audience stay until the meeting is adjourned.  Thus there was hardly anyone left to hear the final discussion of the evening about the proposed... 

January Council – Has Peace Returned to the Gardens?

NOTE: Video of this meeting has been provided by Steve Tarr. See part 1, part 2 and Video Discussion By a 4-1 vote, the City Council last night closed the door on a baseball stadium at the 117th street location. Councilman Joe Russo, in a much anticipated move, proffered the motion to stop all work... 

Former Mayor Castigates Council on Stadium Actions

Michael Martino, former Mayor and Gardens Councilman for many years, has been sending written questions about the stadium to the City Council, and so far has received no answers. In his latest letter, included below, he takes issue with the perceived arrogance and disrespect which the Council has directed...