ADA Compliance
The City of St. Augustine remains committed to providing accessibility to all and provides for handicapped accessible parking in the city. For a map of accessible parking locations, Click Here To notify the city regarding accessibility concerns contact: Will Franke, Building Official, Phn: 904.825.1065, Fax: 904.209.4335, Email: wfranke@citystaug.com; or Todd Grant, Public Works Deputy Director, Phn: 904.825.1040, Fax: 904.209.4286, Email: tgrant@citystaug.com. You may also write either of these contacts at City of St. Augustine, P.O. Box 210, St. Augustine, FL 32085-0210.

Consumer Confidence Report
The City of St. Augustine remains committed to providing clean and safe drinking water. For the previous year's sampling results please click here. To notify the city regarding water treatment concerns contact: Patrick Timoney, Water Treatment Plant Supervisor, Phn: 904.825.1044, Fax: 904.823-2280, Email: ptimoney@citystaug.com; or woperators@citystaug.com, or write the City of St. Augustine, P.O. Box 210, St. Augustine, FL 32085-0210.

2002

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Ninth year of spectacular event runs from
November 23 through January 31

With the first chills in the morning air and signs of harvest all around, thoughts turn to the fast approaching holidays. For the ninth year St. Augustine's holiday season began with the flip of a switch that illuminated the city with over two million white lights.

The Nights of Lights, St. Augustine’s holiday celebration, has been heralded as a major event across the South for nearly a decade and once again has been named one of the Top Twenty Events in the Southeast for the month of November by the Southeast Tourism Society.

The Nights of Lights runs annually from the Saturday before Thanksgiving through the end of January. This year the event began on November 23 with the Nights of Lights Celebration in the Plaza de la Constitucion.

There is pleasure enough in walking St. Augustine's old world streets anytime of the year, but during the Nights of Lights when colonial buildings, downtown parks and the city’s Bayfront are illuminated by sparkling lights, the pleasure is ever greater. But there’s more than just the lights; the Nights of Lights has grown into a two-and-a-half month long festival of activities that keep visitors busy through the end of January.

While many other communities have adopted new ways to decorate their cities in recent years, St. Augustine's success with the Nights of Lights lies partially in the fact that the city has so many uniquely shaped historic structures in a very compact area.

Once outlined in light, the sweeping Bridge of Lions, arched doorways of Spanish Colonial homes, the sturdy towers of the 19th Century hotels together with the huge oaks in the parks and the tall straight palms that line the streets all come together in a seamless display of light.

The City of St. Augustine is responsible for the installation and maintenance of the displays on nearly 100 locations, including buildings, parks, medians and gardens. Much credit for the continued success of the Nights of Lights goes to the hundreds of business and home owners throughout St. Augustine who voluntarily participate in the event. Because they join in, the City truly becomes a city of light.

The funding for the program comes from both the City and from the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council.

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