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.

 

St. Augustine, as the nation’s oldest city, is a community of great heritage. With emphasis on tourism as its main economic driving force, the city enjoys a superior residential quality of life enhanced by a unique architectural history and an ambiance which is preserved to attract the arts, culture and a flourishing downtown business sector, St. Augustine is surrounded by thriving modern communities which recognize the importance of the historic downtown to overall economic vitality.

This is the vision statement resulting from the city’s 1995 community-wide St. Augustine Vision Planning Project, an effort involving over 200 members of the community, meeting in 10 topic driven committees over months to develop a blueprint for what they defined as a vision for St. Augustine’s future.

In the fall of 2013, the city commission launched a new visioning initiative called Visioning 2014 & Beyond. To learn more about the project, follow the links below.

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Next up    

Steering Committee to review first draft vision statement

and continue refining community's input

Meeting set for Monday, November 3, 3:30pm

The Alcazar Room, City Hall, 75 King St.

When the steering committee charged with guiding the city’s visioning initiative, Visioning 2014 & Beyond, meets on Monday, November 3, it will continue its work of carefully distilling input from the community into a well honed vision for the city.

 

So far the 15-member committee, chaired by St. Augustine City Commissioner Roxanne Horvath, has sifted through, analyzed  and categorized data collected from nearly 500 submissions of a community survey conducted in July. (click here to see survey results). Then in August, the committee members gathered with members of the community in a town hall meeting to share its findings and let the community offer feedback.

 

Taking that feedback, the committee worked to refine how the community described the future it prefers based on its values, aspirations, and needs, and to identify major external forces which could impact that future. Finally, the committee made assessments of where the community is now with respect to issues that may promote or inhibit that preferred future, those actions and strategies which can shape the preferred future.

 

Herb Marlowe, the committee’s facilitator, compiled the work of the committee thus far into a draft version of the strategic positioning statement (see statement here) which the committee will review on Monday. The review will include a discussion of trends that could impact the city, both those inside and outside of St. Augustine. Other discussion include descriptions of the future we want to create and futures we want to prevent, and a closer examination of three emerging strategic themes for the city’s vision: livable, authentic, character (agenda available here).

 

Also during Monday’s meeting, the committee will review the initial version of a vision statement, one that is likely to go through a great many revisions. This initial version  was developed using the draft statements gaining the most votes at the Town Hall meeting which were:

  • “A small livable, pedestrian friendly, historic, bay front city that appreciates its rich history and all of its arts as well as the environment”; and
  • “St. Augustine will be a livable, environmentally conscious, historic town offering an abundance of cultural amenities, offering basic services such as grocery and pharmacy and affordable housing.”

The Version 1.0 vision statement to be reviewed is:

St. Augustine will be small, livable, pedestrian friendly, historic, bay front city that appreciates its rich history and environment, offers an abundance of cultural amenities, retains basic services such as grocery and pharmacy and has maintained its affordability for families, young persons and people of various means.

Alternate text: A small livable, bay front city with a historic visitor and pedestrian friendly core offering an abundance of cultural amenities surrounded by equally historic and unique neighborhoods that together comprise St. Augustine's "gateways to history.”

Monday’s meeting begins at 3:30pm in The Alcazar Room, City Hall, 75 King St. The public is encouraged to attend. The meeting may be viewed live and on-demand at www.CoSATV.com under the Miscellaneous tab.

 

Coming up next

Steering committee meeting*

Monday, November 17, 3:30pm

The Alcazar Room, City Hall, 75 King St.

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* Members of the Visioning 2014 and Beyond Steering Committee present may include members also serving on the Parking and Traffic Committee the City of St. Augustine. Members serving on both the Parking and Traffic Committee and the Visioning 2014 and Beyond Steering Committee are anticipated to be in attendance and may participate in the proceedings of the committee to discuss issues regarding parking, traffic, transit, multi-modal facilities and transportation.

  Also, note that one or more members of the St. Augustine City Commission or its appointed boards or committees may attend these meetings and participate, however they may not engage in discussion or debate amongst themselves on any issue that will likely come before their respective elected or appointed body.

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The Leadership

Roster of the Visioning 2014 & Beyond Steering Committee.

Click here

1995 St. Augustine Vision Planning Project

The original 1995 St. Augustine Vision Planning Project report and the subsequent progress updates from 1996 and 1998.

Click here

Visioning Resources

A collection of over 20 vision and strategic plans, most focused on St. Augustine, dating back over 50 year as well as agenda and minutes from the current visioning initiative.

Click here

Update Archive

Visioning 2014 & Beyond activity updates, like the one at the top of this page, are archived for reference and information.

Click here

Staying in the loop

To receive regular updates on the visioning initiative, please send an email to vision@citystaug.com requesting to be placed on the update roster.

The St. Augustine Record, in addition to offering regular coverage of the activities of Visioning 2014 & Beyond, has now gone the extra step by creating a page on its web side dedicated to the city's visioning initiative. The page is at www.StAugustine.com/Visioning.

 

 

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